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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Thanksgiving! (and a few other issues)


Happy Thanksgiving! May we count and be grateful for the blessings we enjoy. One of the quickest ways to recognize our blessings is to look around the world. We are blessed. Not only in wealth, but also the Rule of Law and the Dignity of Mankind. May we count our blessings on this uniquely American holiday when we give thanks to our Creator Who endowed us with unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Happy Thanksgiving!

I attended the Conference of Urban Counties (CUC) conference this past week. Just a couple of notes:

1. A Republican in the Texas House spoke about “right wing ideologues”. A Republican! Maybe that’s why things happen as they do in the House. That same legislator also suggested that the legislature might “bust” the spending cap. Go to http://dontbustthecap.com/ in order to get a handle on that issue.

2. Not one of the handful of Texas legislators who spoke to the group thought that transportation funding would be a major issue during the 2015 session, at least compared to health care funding and education funding. Not one. We need to get ready to address our needs realistically and honestly.

I’m thankful that you take time to read my writings!


P.S. The next deadline for a deal with Iran is tomorrow, Monday, November 24. Hopefully the P5+1 won’t cave in. No deal is better than a bad deal, but in the end, who will keep Iran from building a bomb? Talk about a Middle East arms race if they build one!

posted by Keith Self on November 23rd, 2014 at 4:09 pm



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