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in Goodfellow AFB Braces for a Government Shutdown
A common misconception about the bill that is pushed by liberals and Mr. Hyde, in the first paragraph, is that the government will be shut down if the Republicans vote to defund ObamaCare. The language of the bill states that ObamaCare can be defunded without the government shutting down. It is Obama's choice to shut the government down if he does not get his own way and then to blame the Republicans for it.
The shutdown in 1995 had very little effect on Goodfellow AFB or San Angelo. I know. I was active-duty on GAFB when the shutdown happened. The civilian "advisors" who actually command at GAFB went home. The military, who should command, remained and did their jobs with no problems. Everyone got paid. I support a government shutdown now as a way to go through ObamaCare and remove those bits that violate the Bill of Rights. There are several. The shutdown will also allow us to review the budget and remove excess spending.
in Sam Smith's One Man Campaign for God, Prayer and Country
The idea that a country cannot prosper without a god driving it is simply ridiculous. If you take a look at countries like Sweden or Japan, which are primarily secular, I would say that they are doing just fine of not better than the US. Especially considering we have lawmakers who allow their religious views to dictate legal policy.
in San Angelo's Donut Romance
Nice piece, Chelsea!
Donutopia is by far the best donut shop in town. Not only do they taste amazing, but their variety is incredible.
in Crime Stoppers Offers $1,000 for Tips on the Whereabouts of Brandon Lawson
I just wanted to say thank you for trying to help this young family find their loved one. It was beginning to look like no one cared. God bless you.
in King and Queen Take Reign at Lake View's Homecoming
Unfortunately, Lake View didn't win last night. They put up a fight, but Snyder won.
We call them "crack donuts" at work for a reason... they are addictive! Surely there is no real nutritional value in consuming a sugar covered piece of dough that has been fried in animal fat. Ta heck with nutrition... we can't resist the warm, gooey, melty, sugary experience we get from eating a donut, or two, or three!
What happens to donuts that are left on the shelf at the end of the day? Sad to think they are just thrown out with the rest of the trash. (sigh!)
in Miracle Weight Loss and Health in a Gummy: Dietician Dishes on Fad Nutrition
So much hype.
in Do You Have Trash Can Envy?
nice comments. One of my observations is that after the trash is dumped in the truck the cans are left unsecured on the ground in the middle of my alley.by the very company that wants even less hands on service. no one will benefit but the investors in republic trash. there is no room in the streets that have alleys for all these cans. when there are the occasional thunder storm here who will get the cans returned to the proper place when they all at the end of the street. the big blue cans do have serial numbers so we will be able to locate them when they go missing, one more thing we will have to do. and Illegal dumping will surely increase around the city
in Specialties San Angelo: Games that Train the Brain
Go George Go! Great to see you receive some recognition!
Chelsea, one important point overlooked in your piece on trash cans today: a key point in the negotiations for trash service is pricing. Unless there’s a competitive bidding process, our citizens won’t get the best possible service options or pricing. Letting the contract expire and going through the bidding process will yield the greatest value to citizens; it’s the best approach from a fiscal and a service perspective.
That said, we haven’t pushed for expansion of the pilot program, understanding that it would be unfair to ask Republic to make that investment if they don’t have a long-term contract to be the City’s provider.
in Obamacare Slams the City of San Angelo Budget
I really appreciated the half-cent property tax analogy. That made it very relatable. Of course, the argument for increasing the city's cost is to actually make the insurance plan affordable (Affordable Care Act, after all) to the insured. While the single/no-dependent rate is quite a bargain, the family rate jumps up rather dramatically, especially for some of the low-wage city employees.
My initial reaction to the use of "Obamacare" was akin to VWLover - it is most often used as a pejorative by its opponents, but since the President has embraced the term publicly it's hard to object to its use. It still feels weird, as it takes this large and complex piece of legislation, based on Heritage Foundation principles and old Clinton-era ideas and makes it sound like one person deserves all the credit or blame.
in Missing, Dead or On-The-Run: Where is Brandon Lawson?
Let me start by saying Brandon's mother can barely make it thru her day to day life she is so upset, Brandon's father has been just as grief stricken and they make it on auto pilot. Kyle is working full time in the oilfield, and has a family at home, his grandparents have made numerous trips down here to try to get this in the media. I'm sorry if his family isn't taking the time to update their Facebook status so you can read about their heartache. Also I would like to add that these searches cost money, something Ladessa does not have, she chartered 3 plane searched paid for out of her own pocket. Search teams if they are not volunteering (hard to find) can cost thousands of dollars.If at anytime there were inconsistencies it was only because this was the only form of media available to this family and trying to get it all out to the public quickly and if it was found something was posted that was not correct it was immediately corrected. Posts that were harassing, mean spirited, hurtful (and yes there were many) were deleted as were posts tht were questions that had been answered no less than 10 times. It's easy to sit back and think of it were your son, father, husband, that you would go to earths ends, the sad reality is that when adults go missing it is an uphill battle the entire way. Brandon has been gone for 6 weeks and look at how long it took to get in the media, and also at the response from some of te comments here. What is to doubt? This man called 911, he was bleeding, and he is missing. I cant understand why people are so hard on Ladessa she has done everything in her power, sold almost everything she owns to feed her kids, charter planes, and searhed those fields herself. Why not just offer support to a stranger? She spent 4 weeks in San Angelo after this happened completely alone after family had to go home, other than one person she had nobody to turn to, so imagine what that would feel like before you pass judgement on her. If it hasn't been for her persistence some people would never know we have a misisng resident of San Angelo.
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