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Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Marines are at war, America is at the mall."

Arlo Guthrie

Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil, as deaths put at 1.2m

4485-US Military Deaths in Iraq as of
November 22, 2011

97 percent of US death toll came after Bush’s 'Mission Accomplished'

1,721-US Military Deaths in Afghanistan
as of November 22, 2011

Army: Bush 'Hamstrung' Troops In Afghanistan

Friday, November 18, 2011

Guy Fieri reportedly asks to be ‘warned’ when talking to gay people | Celebrity Buzz | a Chron.com blog

Guy Fieri reportedly asks to be ‘warned’ when talking to gay people | Celebrity Buzz | a Chron.com blog

If true, maybe Guy hasn't met the right Gay people or maybe they were just water wasters !

Wasting water is weird

Confrontations between preachers, 'mockers' provide downtown drama | Religion | Dallas-Fort W...

Confrontations between preachers, 'mockers' provide downtown drama | Religion | Dallas-Fort W...


“historical journalist and ordained theologian" murders Liberal West Texas minister

Fake it to make it?

How Reality TV Fakes It
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1154194,00.html

Taxpayer funded "faked" Reality TV in Palin's Alsaka/Perry's Texas?

Reality TV invades Alaska
http://www.adn.com/2011/02/11/v-printer/1699523/reality-tv-invades-alaska.html


"Why people choose to go on reality TV rather than see a therapist is beyond me."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-we-can-eat/post/top-chef-texas-episode-3-boringville/2011/11/17/gIQAV74YUN_blog.html

Texas Gov. Rick Perry stays course on film incentives despite advocacy group's criticism
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20101118-Texas-Gov-Rick-Perry-stays-5161.ece

TV in a Lone Star state of mind
http://www.dallasecodev.org/blog/post/373

http://www.origprod.com/thom.htm
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A&E Network Presents New Original Real-Life Series 'American Hoggers'

"Ranch Style
Posted August 22, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Pure BS. The first season of this show was already “in the can”, so the heat excuse doesn’t wash.

However, it is well known that they were turning hogs loose for this show. A friend of mine saw them turn them out of a trailer at a golf course and then pretend to be catching them to save the country club etc.

I saw the check written by the production company for one of the hogs that they later turned loose.

Texas really does have a legitimate hog problem. They are destroying crops, property and in some cases, livestock. However, turning them loose for a show is fake and it’s wrong."

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/11/ae-network-presents-new-original-real-life-series-american-hoggers/97624/

Brownwood facing severe water shortage

“These types of projects you will see springing up all over the place where there are severe water shortages,” said Michael R. Markus

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/27/us/27conserve.html

All Drinking Treated Waste Water is local!
Would You Drink Treated Waste Water? - Abilene News Story - KTXS Abilene

Interactive Map: Texas Cities at Risk of Running Out of Water
Thunderbird Bay Subdivision Lake Brownwood

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Media Life Magazine - 'American Hoggers,' this dog don't hunt

Media Life Magazine - 'American Hoggers,' this dog don't hunt

Quotes on Reality Television

“I think all reality TV is bullshit,”
http://www.observer.com/2007/he-can-t-hyde-chef-gordon-ramsay-s-nemesis-surfaces-swish-car-service

And it’s not like viewers have set their expectations really high for reality show authenticity anyway
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/22/masterchef-fake-crowd-shot-photo/

"Pork choppers socialism" Texas style
http://amarillo.com/news/2011-08-31/pork-choppers-state-contest-target-feral-hogs#.TrpxiqN5mK0

"Texas has fewer opportunities to get on TV than New York and so it's my speculation that the locals are more willing to jump through whatever hoops they're asked -- even if that means reducing themselves to cliches, like Levi the "cowboy" "
http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2011/oct/11/a-list-dallas/?refscroll=4704

'Top Chef' producers fight release of documents that led to $400,000 in Texas tourism dollars

'Top Chef' producers fight release of documents that led to $400,000 in Texas tourism dollars

GOP led Texas is a "Pay to Play" Socialist State!

http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2011/10/top-chef-producers-sue-texas-ag-to-keep-details-of-400k/1317933127.column

http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2011/10/top-chef-producers-sue-texas-ag-to-keep-details-of-400k/1317933127.column

And here we are – an AG ruling and lawsuit later. All over some food, some greed and a pay-to-play agreement that may or may not bring some hungry people to the state.

porkNetwork - Feral Pigs Still a Nagging Threat - Quick Hits

porkNetwork - Feral Pigs Still a Nagging Threat - Quick Hits

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Drew, how about a "Reality" Road Trip to Comanche ?

"Texas wine makes me vomit.". Drew
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2011/08/most_eligible_dallas.php


American Hoggers Episode: "Sour Grapes"
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/american-hoggers-2011/episode-7-season-1/sour-grapes/330936

Let's bring the A-List Dallas, Most Eligible Dallas and the American Hogger characters together. Now that would be a Reality Texas show full of characters.

‘American Hoggers’ enjoying a fast start on A&E - Brownwood Bulletin - Brownwood's News Leader: Local Area: campbell, jerry dean campbell, television, mass media, jerry campbell

‘American Hoggers’ enjoying a fast start on A&E - Brownwood Bulletin - Brownwood's News Leader: Local Area: campbell, jerry dean campbell, television, mass media, jerry campbell: The new A&E network series

Saturday, November 12, 2011

All "Grace Flights" are local!

Grace Flights

FlightAware Photo GRC710
(all flights) (photos)
Grace Flight ""


Alert Me
Aircraft INTER-AIR Bellanca 260C (piston-single) (B14C/I - track or photos)
Origin Brownwood Rgnl (KBWD - track or info)
Destination Hooks Mem Arpt (KDWH - track or info)
Other flights between these airports
Route BILEE RIICE3 (Decode)
Date Saturday, November 12 2011
Duration 1 hour 6 minutes
Status Landed 29 minutes ago (track log & graph) Track flight in Google Earth
Distance Direct: 235 sm Planned: 254 Flown: 242 sm
Scheduled Actual/Estimated
Departure 11:30AM CST 12:07PM CST
Arrival 12:53PM CST 01:13PM CST
Speed 158 kts
Altitude 9,000 feet

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GRC710

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pat Tillman Foundation

November 11, 2011

Dear Pat Tillman Foundation Supporter,

Every November as communities throughout the country take time to celebrate Veterans Day, I am grateful that I have the privilege through the efforts of the Pat Tillman Foundation to honor military families and the sacrifices they make each and every day of the year. I am often asked what I enjoy most about the work that we do at the Foundation and the answer is simple – spending time and interacting with our amazing Tillman Military Scholars.

In June, the Pat Tillman Foundation welcomed the third class of Scholars into the Tillman Community by investing over $916,000 in educational scholarships. It was a highly competitive application process that saw over 1200 applications narrowed down to the 60 outstanding individuals that were selected. This summer, I had the pleasure of spending several days in Maryland at our annual Pat Tillman Legacy Summit with 90 of our 171 Tillman Military Scholars and was honored to see and hear first-hand the impact that Pat's life, the Foundation and our supporters have made in their lives.

As I listened to the Scholars share their very personal stories with me, explaining why they chose to serve, what their experience was like and the challenges they face upon their return, it is clear that there is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be accomplished. In addition to a lack of understanding by the general population, servicemembers are returning at unprecedented rates to an unstable economy and highly competitive job market resulting from high unemployment rates. Obtaining a degree is no longer an ambitious goal, but rather a required step to ensure economic stability. Through the Tillman Military Scholars program our goal is to bridge the gaps left by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. By removing obstacles that would prohibit a servicemember or spouse from achieving academic success, the program aims to provide the financial and educational resources needed to prevent undeserved debt and establish a foundation for greater career opportunities.

Today, we invite you to join us as we fulfill our mission of investing in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships; building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

Below are just a few of the many ways you can get involved:

Run, Walk, Honor
Join 35,000 participants, volunteers and spectators from throughout the U.S. at the 8th Annual Pat's Run. Registration is now open and space is limited. Register today to participate in the 4.2 mile run/walk or .42 mile Kids Run or donate your time and talents as a volunteer at the event.

Commit. Challenge. Support.
Become a member of Team Tillman. The Pat Tillman Foundation is honored to be recognized as an Official Charity Partner with guaranteed entries to participate in some of the most prestigious marathons in the world including the ING New York City Marathon, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon. Individuals can also earn gear and raise funds to support the Pat Tillman Foundation in conjunction with any race or athletic event nationwide.

Give. Donate. Invest.
Invest in veterans and military families by making your secure tax-deductible credit card donation online now.

Stay Informed
The Pat Tillman Foundation is upgrading our e-communications tool and respectfully request that you confirm your preferred e-mail address to stay up to date on Scholar achievements, news and upcoming events by completing this form. We also invite you to Become a Fan on Facebook - Pat Tillman Foundation (Official) and Follow us on Twitter @pattillmanfnd.

Since the Foundation was established in 2004, through the generous support of individuals and organizations nationwide, over $4 million has been invested in men and women committed to a life of service, both in and out of uniform. In recognition of Veterans Day we invite you to take a moment to view the interactive Scholar map online to learn more about the Tillman Military Scholars who are making a difference in your community.

Thank you for helping us honor Pat's legacy by inspiring others to create their own.

Warm regards,

Marie Tillman
Co-Founder & President

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Should Media Report the Majority or the Minority?


Should Media Report the Majority or the Minority?

The Media should report on both in our opinion. Do the Mason area Christian Preachers support Crockett? Anyone asked them? Crockett knows his base of support in rural Texas just like Republicans know their base! He's just selectively marketing his services to the majority of the area. Since this is a time tested winning conservative political/business strategy, who's really shocked? If Rick Perry, and his "friend" The Aga Khan, were to enter Crockett's store would Crockett refuse services to Rick's friend because he was a Muslim?

The GOP has declared war on American Muslims
Sheila Musaji
The GOP has declared war on American Muslims

Republican "Southern Strategy"
Boogie Man Excerpt - Lee Atwater and the South

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Guns and religion meet ignorance, intolerance

Guns and religion meet ignorance, intolerance

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Texas gun instructor draws heat for anti-Muslim ad

"Mason County, as Eames described it, is "white bread" — the population was 93 percent Caucasian in the latest census, and all Republican statewide candidates won with at least 70 percent of the vote in 2010. Keller said he wasn't aware of any Muslims in Mason County, nor could a handful of locals name one.
Eames and Joyce Arnold, a real estate agent, said they worried about the radio spot embarrassing the city. Eames ran what she described as a successful sex-toy business in Mason before opening the jewelry store, and Scott Haupert, co-owner of the Sandstone Cellars Winery, said Mason is more tolerant than Keller's comments would suggest.
"I voted for Obama and I'll vote for Obama again," said Haupert, an avowed Democrat. "If I signed up to take his gun control class, he would not reject me."


Texas gun instructor draws heat for anti-Muslim ad