Austin Politics

EUGENE J McCARTHY

Submitted by hippie on December 11, 2005 - 9:18pm.
Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89.
 
McCarthy died in his sleep at the retirement home in the Georgetown neighborhood where he had lived for the past few years, said his son, Michael.


Eugene McCarthy challenged President Lyndon B. Johnson for the 1968 Democratic nomination during growing debate over the Vietnam War.
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GAYS TAKE IT IN THE ASS IN TEXAS

Submitted by hippie on November 13, 2005 - 11:40pm.
November 8th Texas State Amendment Election

The recent Texas Constitution Election was easily won by the big money, bankers, Christian Fundamentalists and developers. Did you really expect anything else?

This is the problem with living in Travis County, Texas (Austin), we’ve developed a ‘New York City attitude’ that we are not only “The Live Music Capital Of The World” - which is also bullshit – (we do have a lot of great and various types of music, but we think we are the center of the Known Universe – great bumper sticker – but that’s it!), but we are no longer able to be “INCLUSIVE”, as we have used as a mantra for years.
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HARD WON BATTLE FOR PARK BONDS - VOTE

Submitted by hippie on October 30, 2005 - 12:42am.
AT STAKE: $62.2 MILLION TO BUY PARKS, OPEN SPACE.

Travis County Parks Commission, says that if the bond measure passes, the county plans to acquire Reimers Ranch.


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The Nature Conservancy of Texas, says the group supports a bond item that would preserve more than 2,300 acres of environmentally sensitive land in southwestern Travis County.
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AUSTIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS SUCKS SAYS LOCAL NEWSPAPER - DELL SHITS!

Submitted by hippie on August 15, 2005 - 5:46pm.

                           Austin Independent School District Superintendent Forgione

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is moving the so-called Magnet Schools (special schools within schools each specializing in Math, English, etc., usually placed within the poorest rating schools to attract a 'higher level' of students) from across town to Albert Sidney Johnston High School on Austin's Hispanic East side, so that the present Texas State standards for education rating will rise; no kidding!

In other words, transfer the well educated ‘white kids’ from their neighborhood schools to Johnston (21% limited English skills, 76% economically disadvantaged, only 41% meet standards) to raise the overall testing levels. The only problem is, the ‘well off’ don’t want their kids in such a poor educational setting either anymore. These kids and all of our children deserve better or at least the truth. We are at fault as parents and voters to allow this. Shame on us, Austin!

Johnston High School at a glance - Austin Statesman

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Bush Refuses To Tell How Many US Men & Women Have Been Lost in Iraq?

Submitted by hippie on June 29, 2005 - 5:32pm.
Bush Won't Tell How Many US Men & Women Have Been Lost in Iraq? Back in the days of Viet Nam, the US took over for the wesial French, who were into it for its rubber plantations, which were no longer relevant due to the use of synthetic rubber. CNN didn't exist, only the three networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC. The rest of the World knew we snuck into Cambodia, while Nixon and Kissinger told us we would be out of Viet Nam by Christmas. We bombed Hanoi, the North Viet Nam capital, on Christmas Day!
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TEXAS LONGHORN BASEBALL TEAM WINS COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, again............

Submitted by hippie on June 28, 2005 - 6:45pm.
LONGHORNS WIN WORLD SERIES "THE UNIVERSITY" AUSTIN The Longhorns had a day to soak it all in, but the excitement over their national championship didn't die down today.
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