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  • This WWII veteran wants 100 birthday cards for his 100th birthday

    09/22/2019 1:58:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 22, 2019 | Amanda Jackson
    James South is about to hit a big milestone in his life and he's hoping others can help him celebrate by mailing him a birthday card. South turns 100 on October 7 and his birthday wish is to receive 100 cards. It's a wish his assisted living home is trying to make come true. Brookdale Senior Living in Watauga, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, posted an image of South with a sign on Facebook on Friday. "Hello! My name is James South and I am a proud World War II Veteran! I will be turning 100 on October 7th,...
  • Texas town has some odd ideas about free speech

    03/05/2010 10:04:40 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 13 replies · 817+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 4, 2010 | Bud Kennedy
    Lots of Texans waved political signs for candidates Tuesday. Chris Howe was locked up for it. In a story that sounds like something from behind the Iron Curtain, Watauga police jailed Howe, 29, for holding a campaign sign on public property. He supported Debra Medina. But it wouldn't matter if he supported Kinky Friedman. What matters is that an American city has put a man in jail for free speech. Since 2000, Watauga has specifically outlawed political signs on public property. It's part of your typical city ordinance restricting garage-sale signs and other litter. Somehow, police and city attorneys stretched...
  • College Republican challanges North Carolina Republicans

    01/18/2005 7:34:39 PM PST · by AMTRepub · 10 replies · 560+ views ^ | Jan. 18, 2005 | Alan M. Teitleman
    The future of North Carolina Conservatives By Alan M. Teitleman It is a sad state of affairs for Conservatives in North Carolina. What used to be a conservative state is now rampant with liberals posing as Republicans. Although I have only lived in North Carolina for five years, I have seen a lot of changes in North Carolina politics during that time. I saw the chairman of a county Democratic party switch party affiliation and become elected to the Stallings town council as a Republican. I saw the Democratic party actively recruit Democrats to switch parties and run in Republican...