Tommy Lee Jones asks your help in raising hands to support Texas education

May 14, 2011

With Texas ranking 44th out of 50 states in student spending, how can we consider making cuts? Tommy Lee Jones, actor and fellow Texan, calls for all of us to unite and take action to support quality Texas public education – http://www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/index.php/act/issues/advocacy

Do you read about politics on line? Help with this research (it’s free!)

May 14, 2011

Texas Liberal asks help for a friend doing research:

I’ve been requested to ask my readers to consider taking part in a survey of uses and users of online sources of political information being conducted by researcher Tom Johnson.

Research, in dictionary - Oklahoma State U

Image from Oklahoma State University

Mr. Johnson is a senior scholar at the University of Texas School of Journalism.

Mr. Johnson says that most of the people responding have been conservatives. This is fine as far as that goes, but they’d like to balance it out so the survey is more representative of the full electorate.

The survey should take between about 15 – 20 minutes to complete.

You might also wish to consider passing along the link to the survey on Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you.

Don’t hope that your assisting with Dr. Johnson’s research will improve the writing or accuracy of anything you get on line, though.  It’s research, not miracle working.


Thinking of voting Republican?

May 14, 2011

Vote Republican, shoot yourself in the foot

The artist shows the voter aiming much lower than the real damage, even to the opposite end of the body.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Jonathan Conrad, on Facebook.


Shorter Ayn Rand

May 14, 2011

Objectivist Tree, cartoon about Ayn Rand

Apologies in profusion to Shel Silverstein, wherever you are

Tip of the old scrub brush to New APPS:  Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science.  That site attributes the quote to John Rogers, via Andrew Sullivan.  It may be so.


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