Cost Of Occupy Austin (and it will continue to grow)

From KLBJ 590AM here in Austin: The Austin Police Department says monitoring the Occupy Austin Movement cost the department over one point one million dollars.  Assistant Chief David Carter says they have used over 26 thousand man hours. Carter says they made 136 arrests during the occupation that lasted from October 6th, 2011 through February 3rd, 2012.  KLBJ’s Carol Nelson reports Occupy Austin has indicated … Continue reading Cost Of Occupy Austin (and it will continue to grow)

Another Day, Another Deferred-Success Bomb Plot

Janet Napolitano is the Blanche DuBois of national security: “I’ve always depended on the kindness of observant strangers to stop terrorists.” In the case of the Times Square deferred-success bomber, it was a tee shirt vendor and Vietnam vet Lance Orton.  And while she and Eric Holder love vigilant Americans, you don’t have to be a citizen of the United States to become America’s last … Continue reading Another Day, Another Deferred-Success Bomb Plot

Friday Morning Quarter-Backing the Tax Day Tea Parties in Austin

I went to one Tea Party/Tax Day Protest yesterday, a friend of mine went to another, and I haven’t spoken to anyone who went to the third one, which was not really a rally/protest because (a) it was held at a hotel, and (b) it was limited occupancy.  You needed reservations. The reviews are in: if we are going to have a vibrant, active Tea … Continue reading Friday Morning Quarter-Backing the Tax Day Tea Parties in Austin