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Posts on ‘October 20th, 2012’

Saturday video break: 20 years of “Smells Like Nirvana”

I’m a big fan of Weird Al Yankovic, and a big fan of his classic “Smells Like Nirvana”. After reading this story about how the video for that song got made, I’m an even bigger fan of each. I can’t watch that and not laugh. It’s just brilliant. Hope you enjoyed it as well. I’ll […]

Texas appeals DC Court redistricting decision

I suppose this was inevitable. Texas is appealing a federal court decision that denied preclearance to legislatively drawn redistricting maps, saying the court overstepped its authority under the federal Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Greg Abbott announced late Friday. That appeal won’t affect the current election. [...] Earlier this year — after the elections were […]

Presidential campaign contributions in Texas

I suspect there’s not much in this story that will surprise you. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign raised nearly twice as much money in the greater Houston area than that of President Barack Obama – most of it from wealthier upscale communities – but more people overall contributed to the president’s re-election, according to a […]

Amazon wine

You may soon be able to order wine from Amazon.com, depending on where you live. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.88% is planning an online marketplace for wine sales directly to consumers, said executives for several California wineries, marking the Seattle Web giant’s second foray into the business in three years. Amazon hosted a workshop [last week] […]

Endorsement watch: DMN for Sadler

It’s a strange endorsement, at least from my perspective, but it’ll do. Texans face a decision in this election that has come before them only twice over the last four decades: How to fill a Senate seat that has carried with it a proud lineage of service to the state and nation. Republican Sen. Kay […]