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  • Gay rights supporters push beyond marriage to broader legal protections

    06/28/2015 4:36:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2015 | Paul Kane, The Washington Post |
    Fresh off their biggest legal victory, gay rights supporters began to expand their efforts beyond same-sex marriage to a broad push to rewrite civil rights law and extend protections to other personal and financial actions. A liberal coalition spanning gay rights groups and traditional African-American leaders turned its attention to a new legislative bid to outlaw discrimination against homosexuals in employment, housing, financial dealings and other regular actions not protected under the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right. "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on...
  • Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary

    07/30/2013 1:48:55 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/29/2013 | Hannah Jeffrey
    Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus’ suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, “Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to encourage President Obama to nominate Rep. Jackson Lee as a replacement for outgoing-DHS Secretary...
  • Ted Cruz Takes Center Stage, Media Increases Attacks

    05/30/2013 4:06:22 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 73 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/29/2013 | Breeanne Howe
    With news Wednesday morning that Michelle Bachmann won’t be running for re-election in 2014, the left has turned their sights quickly to another target: Ted Cruz. Not that they weren’t already focused on him. The left has been foaming at the mouth over Cruz since he boldly stepped on the scene and refused to play by their crooked rules. Bachmann’s exit, however, has introduced a new fervor on the left against Cruz and they’ve taken no time to come at him from every angle. Seemingly within minutes of Bachmann’s announcement, Washington Bureau Chief of the Houston Chronicle Richard Dunham posted...
  • Contractor who stole property gets 30 years ["smear campaign" imprisons another African American]

    09/15/2012 4:54:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2012 | Lise Olsen
    Despite an unusual plea for leniency from Houston's city controller, five-time felon and swindler Dwayne Jordon was handed a 30-year sentence Friday after admitting to stealing 23 properties from rightful owners by forging deeds and building new homes on pilfered land. He then resold the properties to unsuspecting victims. Harris County District Judge David Mendoza said he weighed competing factors to find a "sentence that fit the crime." He said he considered Jordon's construction work on stolen and legitimate lots in a blighted neighborhood, evidence of his continuing scams while free on bond and Jordon's role as a father and...
  • Houston Freepers - What the Heck?!

    01/01/2011 12:37:06 PM PST · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 52 replies
    me | 1/1/11 | me
    Imagine my surprise when I opened the Houston Chronicle to find this! China Daily
  • MSM Tries to Ignore Climategate in Global Warming Stories...Readers Bring Them Back to Reality

    11/24/2009 5:41:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 2,113+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 24, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    An hilariously bizarre situation is happening in the wake of the growing Climategate scandal. Many of the mainstream media stories about global warming are simply pretending it doesn't exist. Perhaps they feel that by ignoring Climategate entirely that it will just go away. Unfortunately for them, the readers of these global warming stories keep bringing up the inconvenient truth of Climategate by mentioning the scandal in the comments section over and over and over again. An example is this Houston Chronicle editorial which asserts in its headline, "As a crucial climate change conference nears, more evidence of a warming globe."...
  • Houston Chronicle story on heckling of Obama pulled

    09/11/2009 4:48:45 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies · 1,394+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 11 September 2009
    One of the "Most Commented" stories on the Houston Chronicle was the story about Joe Wilson shouting "You lie!" during Obama's speech. The story appears as a "Most Commented" story in the right hand column on the website. Upon clicking on that link, the story is "Access forbidden" and is not found. Interesting.
  • Health care event attendee lied about being doctor (Fake Doctor that supports ObamaCare)

    08/14/2009 3:32:52 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 1,841+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/13/2009 | ALLAN TURNER
    U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Thursday distanced herself from a University of Houston graduate student and Texas Obama delegate who falsely identified herself as a pediatric physician at the congresswoman's health care reform town hall meeting this week. “I've never met her,” Jackson Lee said as she prepared to take questions from doctors and other health care workers in a session at St. Joseph Medical Center. Roxana Mayer, who warmly embraced Jackson Lee at the close of Tuesday's session at a Fifth Ward community center, had spoken in favor of the president's health care package. The Texas Medical Board,...
  • Democrats caught planting fake doctor at town hall meeting (media knew but kept quiet)

    08/13/2009 10:06:35 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 11 replies · 1,551+ views
    http://www.thebigfeedblog.com/2009/08/bustedagain-democrats-caught-planting.html http://46in08.blogspot.com/2009/08/democrats-have-fake-doctors-at.html Not only was Mayer not a doctor, Roxana Mayer was an Obama delegate, as Patterico discovered with some digging. What’s more, the Houston Chronicle apparently knew this and failed to include it in its glowing coverage of Mayer’s appearance. The reporter, Cindy Horswell, has admitted that she knew Mayer was an Obama delegate and that Mayer didn’t live in Jackson-Lee’s district when she wrote the Chronicle story. After getting exposed, the Chronicle quietly changed the caption on the photo without issuing a correction, removing the reference to Mayer being a doctor.
  • Prop 8 called the 'Gettysburg' of gay civil rights

    11/02/2008 4:26:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 937+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 31, 2008 | LISA LEFF
    Five months and thousands of weddings after California's highest court sanctioned same-sex marriage, anxious eyes around the nation will closely follow voters Tuesday as they decide whether to turn back the clock. Given the state's size and influence, the vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has become a referendum on sexual orientation and civil rights. Both sides call it the "Gettysburg" of the power struggle between the gay rights movement and the Christian right, with the victors capturing momentum in other states. "As California goes, so goes the nation," Mayor Gavin Newsom boldly predicted at a City Hall...
  • Panel proposes changes for TxDOT

    06/03/2008 6:22:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 737+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2008 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN — Saying big changes are needed to restore trust in the Texas Department of Transportation, the Sunset Advisory Commission staff is recommending a revamp of its governing board, project planning, and dealings with lawmakers and the public. The commission's report, to be released today, comes in the wake of controversy over planned public-private partnerships on toll roads, the route of the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor transportation network and questions concerning agency funding figures. The Houston Chronicle obtained a copy of the report. "The Sunset review of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) occurred against a backdrop of distrust and frustration...
  • Commissioners asked to form “391 Commission” against I-69/TTC

    03/27/2008 5:23:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 344+ views
    The Navasota Examiner ^ | March 26, 2008 | Rosemary Smith
    Though some may believe the I-69 Trans Texas Corridor will not be constructed, due to overwhelming opposition and various remarks by TxDOT representatives, a newly formed local group called “Grimes County Get Organized” asked Commissioners on Monday to consider forming a Commission group based on Local Government Code 391; to ensure the currently proposed construction plan through the county is officially stopped. The idea to form the commission came from a recent informational meeting about how to stop the corridor held in Lufkin, Texas and hosted by Holland Mayor Mae Smith. According to the informational handouts, the East Central Texas...
  • Corridor plan could mean more traffic, ??fewer?? trucks in Southeast Texas

    02/12/2008 2:04:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 496+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | February 12, 2008 | Christine Rappleye
    Trucks hauling everything from cars to produce use Southeast Texas roads to deliver their goods, and when a proposed Interstate 69/Trans Texas Corridor is completed, local drivers could see even more of them, local transportation officials said. The proposed I-69 corridor stretches from Michigan down to Texas. Once in Texas, the corridor goes about 650 miles from Texarkana to Brownsville and Laredo and includes separate lanes for cars and semis and areas for trains and utilities. It doesn't cut through Beaumont, but local arteries like U.S. 69 and Interstate 10 would connect to it. Travelers and truckers just need to...
  • Lawyers for convicted Tx. killer want paper to identify Web commentor

    11/17/2007 11:25:55 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 8 replies · 169+ views
    AP via the Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | 03:12 p.m., November 17, 2007 | Staff
    HOUSTON — Attorneys for a former high school football coach convicted in the shooting death of his pregnant wife want the Houston Chronicle to identify a reader who posted a comment about the case on the newspaper's Web site. The thread, posted in the "reader comments" section, suggests that the juror spoke about the deliberations while the trial was still ongoing. David Mark Temple's attorneys issued a subpoena Friday calling for the Chronicle to appear in court Monday, with registration information the reader may have given the newspaper. The comment was posted around 9 a.m. Thursday, about seven hours before...
  • Iffy interstate: Harris County pulls out of I-69 Alliance

    05/28/2007 1:14:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 695+ views
    Victoria Advocate ^ | May 28, 2007 | Rebecca Holm
    The future of an interstate planned to run through Victoria appears murkier than ever. Harris County, a key point along the proposed Interstate 69 route, pulled out of the I-69 Alliance in mid-May. In an article in the May 15 Houston Chronicle, Bill Murphy and Rad Sallee wrote that Harris County pulled out of the I-69 Alliance after county commissioners decided too much was spent annually in membership costs. The county hopes that a bill in legislation right now is passed, because it would give them access to build a toll road as part of the Trans-Texas Corridor parallel to...
  • When did the Houston Chronicle become so liberal? (Vanity)

    10/19/2006 9:08:33 PM PDT · by Ravi · 4 replies · 247+ views
    None.
  • Beachhead [Houston Chronicle supports illegal immigration, Mexico's agenda]

    09/11/2006 12:37:20 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 17 replies · 488+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/10/06 | Chronicle editorial board (unsigned)
    FOUR years ago, Mexico closed its New Orleans consulate — essentially, for lack of interest. The Mexican government was pinching pennies, and closing the mission signaled a new focus on U.S. cities with significant numbers of Mexican nationals. New Orleans now counts as one of those cities. That's why Carlos Gonzalez Magallon, Mexico's consul general in Houston, has launched plans to reopen a Crescent City mission — he hopes by Dec. 1. Gonzalez is right to act quickly... ...[A study shows that] nearly half of the city's new construction workers are Latino, and about a quarter of that new work...
  • Other 'i' word in politics; plus a CIA leak postscript (Plamegate)

    09/07/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 928+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 5, 2006, 7:52PM | By CRAGG HINES
    (Ignoring the blather on Immigration and Impeachment, I proceeded to the Idiotorial remarks on the CIA leak postscript from the Houston Comical - weegee): -------------------- With the latest developments in the CIA leak case, some Bush apologists insist that it's time for a correction or contrition from those of us who spoke out about the White House's involvement. At least as far as my commentary has gone, I see no required rollback. Bush has not taken the "appropriate action" that he promised in October 2003, as Karl Rove remains on the White House payroll. Disclosure that Richard L. Armitage, when...
  • Writing in choice on eSlate will take a little more work (electronic ballot disenfranchises)

    08/10/2006 10:00:42 AM PDT · by weegee · 19 replies · 1,151+ views
    Houston Chronicle | Aug. 10, 2006, 5:05AM | no byline
    Write-in candidate names are not on the ballot by design. To cast a vote for one on the electronic eSlate machines, which don't have a keyboard, you'll have to use the "select" dial to choose "write-in." Even then, the names won't automatically pop up, said Scott Haywood, a spokesman for the Secretary of State's Office. In each booth there will be a printed list of candidates who have been certified for the Congressional District 22 race. Using the dial and a picture of a keyboard on the screen, the voter will click the letters of the name they want. Potential...
  • Selecting Page One stories more an art than a science

    07/16/2006 9:48:15 AM PDT · by oxcart · 19 replies · 419+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/16/2006 | By JAMES T. CAMPBELL
    SOME readers grouse about stories Chronicle editors select to appear on Page One, questioning our judgment (and sanity), charging us with bias or even claiming we're pandering to certain communities. Sometimes the comments say more about the readers' own biases than they do about the stories we've selected. But it's their prerogative to complain, and of course, all readers' comments are considered, no matter whether I agree with them. Indeed, I often will agree with readers' doubts about some of our choices for Page One. At times, our editors can pick some real head-scratchers to go out front. But there's...