Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Washington Post is outta town ----

---or they would have recognized a little something in the Houston Press.

The Wash Post says that DeLay brought the dead back to life ---

President Bush's "Vision for Space Exploration," which would send humans to the moon and eventually to Mars, got a skeptical reception in January and was left for dead in midsummer, but it made a stunning last-minute comeback when DeLay delivered NASA's full $16.2 billion budget request as part of the omnibus $388 billion spending bill passed Nov. 20.

On the same day The Houston Press reports ----

The second memo alarmed some NASA workers. "I couldn't believe they'd do something like that," says one veteran employee. He said a co-worker had e-mailed to say he'd never seen anything like it in 30 years at JSC. "It just didn't pass the smell test," he said.

Amazing what one can discover when one reads more than one newspaper.

Those who watched FOX News today heard that fair and balanced report that Tom not only brought the dead back to life but that he can walk on water.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Our friend Al took notice ....

... that "Ole Ronnie done got hissownself on the front page of an international daily newspaper...will wonders never cease. Al"

No, Al, the real wonder is that Martha Stewart is in jail and Tom DeLay is running the country. If Ole Ronnie don't kick it into gear, the Lege - half of who are there due to Tom's illegal activities - will unfund him in January. We'll have to have a nationwide bake sale to prosecute Tom.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

This could only happen in Fort Bend County

The local daily newspaper, The Herald Coaster, is rarely worth the four bits they charge for it. However, today's edition was worth ten dollars cash money. This story about a Mom who cares deeply about dam things is some of the best reading I've enjoyed in a long time.

This is true poetry ----

The victim said he found Mercer's white Chevrolet pickup at the location with its lights off, parked on the right shoulder. The victim said he saw Mercer sitting in the back seat of the vehicle with her legs dangling outside. The victim reported he was then allegedly struck in the head with an unknown object and heard a male voice say, "Hurry up let's go!"

I mean, this is why I became a journalist - I oh so desparetly wanted to write, " ... he saw Mercer sitting in the back seat of the vehicle with her legs dangling outside," but Stephen Palkot beat me to it.

It should be noted to non-natives that Mercer's husband, Chubby (no, I'm not kidding), ran for sheriff a few years back. He lost to someone far more unqualified.

I will try to be a good investigative humorist and find out who the victim is, why he waited a full year to press charges, and why his co-worker took him all the way to Wharton with a broken head. That's about a 30 minute drive pass six or seven hospitals.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

You'd think .....

You'd think with all the legal problems that Tom DeLay is facing, he'd be kissing-up to these people instead of taking money from them.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, whose aggressive campaign fund raising is the subject of a Texas grand jury investigation, took a $100,000 check from a private prison company at a Lexington fund-raiser in August for a charity he operates.

I mean, in a couple of months, Tom may need to be overly friendly with prison guards.