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Posts on ‘November 10th, 2012’

Saturday video break: Blinded By The Light

Song #44 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Blinded By The Light”, originally by Bruce Springsteen and covered by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. Here’s the original: Note that the lyric is “Cut loose like a deuce”, not “ripped off like a douche”, or whatever it is you hear Manfred Mann sing. “Deuce” is […]

It’s official: Sylvia vs Carol for SD06

It’s on. Houston community advocate and longtime public servant Sylvia Garcia announced today she will run in the coming special election to represent Texas Senate District 6. “I’ve been fighting for our community and our families for years in Houston and Southeast Harris County,” said Garcia, “and now I am ready to take our fight […]

Planned Parenthood gains a stay in state lawsuit

If you’re confused by where the Women’s Health Program stands in Texas, I don’t blame you. Planned Parenthood will continue participating in the Women’s Health Program — for now. Travis County District Judge Stephen Yelenosky on Thursday approved a temporary injunction to delay the state’s implementation of the “Affiliate Ban Rule,” which would bar the […]

No smokers need apply

Boy, is this a big can of worms. Methodist Hospital System in Houston this month announcedit will implement a tobacco-free hiring policy on Jan. 1, joining the Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which have had similar policies since last year and 2010, respectively. The policies are straightforward. Applicants who smoke or chew […]