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The danger of playing hardball with our Library: Bookworms tend to vote

I value my purple card. In fact, my card number is written on the top card of the flipper on top of my desk because of the frequency I log into databases online, have books sent to the “S” section of holds at the Central Library and refresh the reading materials downloaded to my Kindle. 1,092 more words

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September 1 in San Antonio history...

Texas, rich in natural resources, had gone 125 years without a sales tax, but finally joined 36 sisters states that have had the levy for up to 25 years or more. 80 more words


Shoot straight

Speaking of bullets and refused arms… Also just plain honesty, a notable Wormtongue deficiency.

I like Andy’s proposed replacement for the tiresome “Have a nice day.” It’s “Shoot straight.”

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August 31 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
Another bomb was dropped on Paris by an aeroplanist yesterday.  Thankfully, it did not explode.  The French government is contemplating moving the seat of government from Paris to Bordeaux to escape the Germans. 127 more words


ISIS in El Paso

Well, across the border in Ciudad Juarez, apparently, but that’s as close to El Paso as nevermind. Recalls to mind the old Kinky tune “I’m just another asshole from El Paso.” 187 more words


August 30 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
President Wilson got a thorough rest today at the summer White House in Windsor, Vermont. A long automobile ride in the morning and a nap in the afternoon completed the day’s program.   86 more words


The latest from our robed rulers

A federal district judge has thrown out a key provision of the state’s new law regulating abortion clinics. It seems that health & safety isn’t important where killing the unborn is concerned. 144 more words