Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Noise Machine (09/15/10)

I'm not promising anything.....

...and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth over a debate that few care about and even fewer would watch.

Why West Texas is still important. Much to the chagrin of Smart-Growth proponents who would wish otherwise.

Rest In Peace David Thompson. Tragic news from a good small businessman who (along with his wife) ran one hell of a book store.

It will be interesting to see if Bill White's campaign finance reports have in-kind donation items for puff-pieces such as this. (Kevin Whited's charachterization of the State's political media as "sorry" is starting to look more and more like an overstatement of their competence. I've long said that Houston is the petri dish for a city with no newspaper. It's quite possible that Texas is a bigger culture sample at the State level.)

It's a good thing that Democrats don't use talking points otherwise all of their post primary takes written today might sound identical to one another.

Yet another Conservative of Dan turns out to be playing fast and loose with disclosure rules. Nice movement folks.

And finally.....

Maybe it's just me but the whole "take a poll, release the results, and then have the pollsters call the respondents idiots when the results aren't to your liking" ploy might be a case of "You're doing it wrong." Thornton's shop didn't like the "cut government spending" trends very much did they? (It has to be tough when polls are running counter to the political leanings of your primary financial backer. I would guess that's brutal.)

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