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Since Walmart is asking us to help provide food for their workers, why not help them out.

Hence My Challenge:

Go to Walmart fill your shopping carts full of food and place the food in the storage bins!

WIN - WIN … … … Everybody WINS!

Workers will have their holiday food and Walmart will be supplying their workers with the food they are asking us to give.

Spread the message far and wide!!!

Give Freely and Happy THANKSGIVING.

HELP PLEASE! … … …  The Upcoming Election November 5th, and the Nine Amendments

I do not speak legalese, and therefore do not understand any of these amendments. Can someone help me understand them and which ones are good and which ones are evil?


“This fall voters will be asked to approve 9 amendments to the Texas Constitution,” said Secretary Steen. “By randomly selecting the order in which the amendments appear, we can help ensure no amendment unfairly benefits from its placement on the ballot.”

The amendments will appear in the following order:

Proposition 1 (HJR 62) The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.

Proposition 2 (HJR 79) The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.

Proposition 3 (HJR 133) The constitutional amendment to authorize a political subdivision of this state to extend the number of days that aircraft parts that are exempt from ad valorem taxation due to their location in this state for a temporary period may be located in this state for purposes of qualifying for the tax exemption."

Proposition 4 (HJR 24) The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.

Proposition 5 (SJR 18) The constitutional amendment to authorize the making of a reverse mortgage loan for the purchase of homestead property and to amend lender disclosures and other requirements in connection with a reverse mortgage loan.

Proposition 6 (SJR 1) The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the state water plan to ensure the availability of adequate water resources.

Proposition 7 (HJR 87) The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.

Proposition 8 (HJR 147 and SJR 54) The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.

Proposition 9 (SJR 42) The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Adding a sense of history to today’s event, the actual 1876 Texas Constitution was displayed and the amendments were drawn from a wooden box made from materials from the home where Texas delegates met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to declare independence from Mexico in 1836.

“Texas still operates under the 1876 Constitution so its presence is a good reminder about the importance and lasting impact of amending this document,” said Steen.

The 1876 Constitution and historic wood box were generously made available by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, which also hosted the event at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building.

As part of his presentation, Secretary Steen reminded voters that the November 5 election will be the first statewide election with new photo ID requirements in effect for voting in person.

“Now is a good time for voters to make sure they have the appropriate photo ID and update their registration if their voter registration does not match the name on their ID,” said Steen. “To learn more, voters are encouraged to visit VoteTexas.gov or contact their county elections office.”

Voters ages 65 and older and those with a disability may vote by mail for any election.

For more information about voting in Texas, visit: www.votetexas.gov

For more information about the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, including the 1876 Constitution, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/


18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug

Pics and recipes at the link!

I've had a chocolate cake in a mug before, but started using a pyrex dish instead. I also modified the recipe into spice cake. They were both delicious

Then my microwave died. I currently don't have the money to replace it


Posted by MagickMuffin | Wed Oct 9, 2013, 02:05 PM (3 replies)

Senator Wendy Davis Will Be On Anderson Cooper 360 tonight 7 PM CT/8 PM ET

Thank you.

After getting a few hours of quality sleep last night, it is even more evident that together, we have started something incredible.

From the masses of people at the Capitol until early this morning to the hundreds of thousands watching our filibuster online, we have shown Governor Rick Perry and the failed leadership in Austin that we will not be silenced.

It is because of your determination and dedication that we were able to stop this horrible legislation from being passed last night. Unfortunately, less than 24 hours after our filibuster, Governor Perry has once again chosen the low road of partisanship over the common good by calling a second special session. I have no doubt that our state's failed leadership will do everything they can to thwart the will of the majority of Texans and pass this harmful bill that we worked so hard to defeat. But we have shown them that this time, they will have to listen to us.

Thank you so much for all of your words of encouragement, support, and tireless hard work.

Your friend, and proudly your state senator,


P.S. I hope you will tune into Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN tonight at 7 PM CT/8 PM ET to hear me talk about our filibuster.


Latest Email from Senator Wendy Davis: Received @ 3:17 am

I have amazing news!

Just moments ago, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst announced to the Senate that SB5 is officially dead! Evidently, Governor Perry and the legislative leadership can hear our voices.

This amazing feat is because of you. I wanted to share this wonderful news as soon as I could.

Thank you so much for all of your encouragement, support, hard work, and most of all dedication and determination.

It is a great night for women and families in Texas and our allies across the country.

Your friend and, proudly, your State Senator,


And Thank You, WENDY! We are ALL so proud of you and honored that you represent Tarrant County and the rest of Texas!

But for now go home and get some sleep. Stay Strong so you can continue to Fight for Another Day.

Email From Senator Wendy Davis: Received @ 2:02 am

Wow. What a day.

I cannot believe the amazing outpouring of support and encouragement that you delivered over the course of my 12 1/2 hour filibuster on the Senate floor.

This may seem hard to believe but I only have a few additional words to share at this time. First, I want to say an incredible and heartfelt thank you to the ten of thousands of Texans and Americans that offered their support and wishes of kindness throughout the day. Your presence at the capitol and your calls, emails, Facebook messages and tweets have sustained us and gave me the opportunity to make your voice heard.

Most importantly, I simply have no words to express my gratitude to those who lent their voice in the over 12,000 personal stories that you bravely and selflessly shared with me to object to this dangerous legislation.

Although I was the one with the microphone on the floor of the Senate today, it was your voice and your words – it was your filibuster.

Now we can’t fool ourselves. Governor Perry and the legislative leadership see their own political livelihood tied to denying women their full rights to make their own health decisions, and they won’t stop here.

I will admit I am a bit tired. But I’m ready to keep fighting and assure you I won’t stop. And, without a doubt I know you will never stop fighting for the Texas we love.

Thank you with all my heart and we will be back to fight another day.

Your friend and, proudly, your State Senator,


WTG WENDY, You Did An Incredible Job and We Support You 110% :appluase:

FU Dewhurst: Decided To End Sen. Davis Filibuster

Sorry SOB.

** Help Support Senator Wendy Davis: Send Her Your Stories So She Can Continue Filibuster **

She could use your stories so she can continue the fight with the truth on her side. She truly is an amazing woman and Fort Worth and Tarrant County has fought hard for her to continue to fight for us.

And Thank You Former Chairman Steve Maxwell and our New Chairwoman Deborah Peoples. Without their efforts on GOTV for Wendy we would probably have a sleazy republicant.



Edit to Add: https://www.facebook.com/wendydavistexas


Sen. Wendy Davis and her daughters. Just thought you might like to know what our beautiful Senator from Fort Worth looks like!

Tarrant County Democratic Party: Roy LaVerne Brooks, Former Vice Chairwoman of TDP, dies

Roy LaVerne Brooks, a former vice chairwoman of the Texas Democratic Party and candidate for public office, died Tuesday at a hospital in Houston, Steve Maxwell, party chairman, said Tuesday. She was 59.

Maxwell said Ms. Brooks was being treated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center when she died.

"Her dedication to the Democratic Party goes back many years," Maxwell said. "Roy LaVerne was the kind of person you saw at every party function. She had a tremendously spirited and wonderful dedication to helping other people."

Ms. Brooks was vice chairwoman of the party in 2006-2008, and also served on the board of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority.

As a candidate, she ran unsuccessfully for state representative and justice of the peace, and for chairwoman of the Texas Democratic Party.

In 2012, she lost an unusual race for county commissioner against a candidate with a similar name -- Roy C. Brooks.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/03/12/4677695/roy-laverne-brooks-former-vice.html#storylink=cpy

Ms. Brooks was definitely a force to be remembered and she will be missed. Damn we lost another good Democrat just a few weeks. RIP Roy LaVerne

RIP Byron Sibbet

Byron, during high school, found a love for politics which continued throughout his entire life. Some of his political accomplishments included: city councilman for North Richland Hills, mayor pro tem for 10 years, president of Midcities Democrats, election judge and lastly he ran for state representative.

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=albert-byron-sibbet&pid=162361376&fhid=4250#storylink=cpy

I knew Byron personally and he was a very soft spoken, sweet and kind person. And like the above citation says, Byron was very involved in our Democratic Party.

He will most definitely be missed.

Edit to add: Byron ran against Kay Granger, however, no one can win against "Miss Money Bags Lockheed Martin" Granger.

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