Saturday, January 28, 2012

San Antonio’s Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates National Mentoring Month

Posted By on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States, and we have our very own branch in San Antonio. Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas (BBBSST) is one of the hardest working nonprofits I know. They face an ever increasing need...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Perry's Texas approval drops after presidential run

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM

The new drop appears to be directly tied to Perry's failed presidential run, with all of it's 'Turkey is run by Islamic terrorists,' 'the American Revolution was fought in the 16th century,' and 'Oops' glory.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

What do evolution, concentration camps, and abortion all have in common?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 5:19 PM

We're not really sure. For that answer, you'll have to ask San Antonio anti-abortion crusader Allan Parker.

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Supreme Court overturns interim maps

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM

The Supreme Court Friday sent a San Antonio panel of federal judges back to the drawing board, throwing out the panel's interim redistricting plan.

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The Texas-sized 'monster' bird that created a huge flap back in 1975

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:19 AM

The month of January marks the anniversary of one of the strangest creature sagas in the history of Texas that of Big Bird. We’re not talking about Sesame Street here folks. During the year of the nation’s bicentennial, some 36 years ago, dozens of citizens from San Antonio...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A day without lolcats: how Texas SOPA'd the internet

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Today is the day. The day that websites across the internet have shutdown, gone black, to protest the House of Representatives' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Imagine a life without lolcats to soften your brain drain. No giggles from browsing the missed connections on Craigslist. SOPA also has an evil...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Friday: Occupy SA, Phase Two: 'Citizens United' protest songs around the federal court

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM

This Friday the federal building downtown will get Occupied. Protestors rallying on January 20 only have both a specific agenda (overturning the Supreme Court's majority decision of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission responsible for the flood of anonymous dollars now usurping our political process with untraceable corporate dollars) and the benefit of organization.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK March 2012 slideshow, video

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

More than four decades after the legendary civil rights leader's death, his son says more action is needed to eradicate poverty, injustice, and war.

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Charity Lee, SA death penalty opponent, to make her stand on Supreme Court's stoop

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

San Antonio's Charity Lee has earned a right to permanent front-row seats inside the killing chamber. Her father was killed when she was a child. Later, her daughter would be killed by her own son. But Lee has staked out a position with the anti-death penalty camp. And tomorrow she expects to be arrested protesting on the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reinstate the death penalty in the country.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Lamar Smith, SOPA crusader and copyright violator

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:02 AM

While Smith says he aims to crack down on copyright and trademark infringement with his Stop Online Piracy Act, it seems the congressman is himself a copyright violator.

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