She’s in her 3rd term – all Houston City Councilmembers (including the Mayor) are limited to 3 2-year terms. She’s gone on January 1, 2016, since I don’t see the state Legislature (which passed the term limit law) changing it this next session.
 October 28, 2014 at 3:31pm
She is in her last term, as she is term limited after her 3rd 2-year term. So on January 1, 2016 there will be a new mayor.
All in all, her election (and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee) was all I needed to leave Houston, especially after 6 years of Bill “Boss Hogg” White.
 May 26, 2014 at 1:15pm
There were two types of these scanners, and one type was pulled while the other modified to meet privacy concerns. The type pulled had other concerns that it was based on low-level X-Ray radiation, but the media never really dived into the health concerns of their use (although some TSA screeners are now looking at cancer threats due to their exposure).
The type that remains uses radio waves, but its effectiveness is in question.
Honestly, the use of X-ray radiation in any non-medical screening of humans should be banned, and the now-removed devices be sold back to their manufacturer for destruction. Prisons already have cheaper, safer, and more reliable systems available to them for detecting contraband.
April 14, 2014 at 11:10pm
The van was making an illegal left to enter into a cargo area on the North side of JFK airport. Less than a 1/4 mile further is a protected traffic light where they could have made the turn.
These CBP ‘agents’ were probably returning from a meal, or being transported from remote parking to different locations at the cargo facilities (where they inspect cargo for contraband) and other ‘secure’ parts of the airport. None of those reasons would justify this illegal left (and New York, like most states, only recognizes the red flashing lights on emergency vehicles as being required to yield for (this van’s was clearly blue, likely for use on the airport runways and taxiways).
All that said, you can bet his union brethren are probably protecting him from dismissal, and will do all they can to block any penalties against him.
January 2, 2014 at 10:57pm
For 7 1/2 years I lived in an apartment right by one of their frequent routes. This story missed a few key points (points that I became aware of after talking to a neighbor that abandoned riding with the group for these reasons) -
The original intent of “Critical Mass” was to be disruptive – trying to convince drivers to abandon their vehicles in favor of bicycling. Don’t let the rides fool you. This group is working from the eco-terrorism group 101 playbook.
Also, when I lived in Houston (2004-2011), the numbers were well past 150, and in some cases 400 or more. This group would ride 7 or 8 across up to 3 lanes of traffic, in total disregards for the vehicles on cross streets or behind them. They would stop cross traffic at a major mid-town intersection for 10 minutes or more while they ignored the lights and continued their parade across.
One time a Houston Police officer tried to get them to narrow into a single lane – an attempt that was futile, since they spilled right back out into all lanes after he left.
Finally, there was talk that the group might split because of its size. I don’t know if that ever happened, but if it did, there’s now two of these groups harassing Houstonians.
November 9, 2013 at 3:03pm
Maybe I shouldn’t have smoked that crack – now I have to SNEEZE
October 28, 2013 at 9:58pm
This was in California, so it is very likely.
October 28, 2013 at 9:57pm
No, the bullying case was in Texas (which the school district, after review dismissed the bullying complaint against the coach – showing stats that the losing team even had more time of possession of the ball than the blowout winning team)
I've had possession of my balls,all three of them,
over 61 years now and I never got a trophy.
At one time I had 8 I wonder if Obo care would have paid
for that surgery.
But like you said above, On_The_Spot, it's California, so it's very likely. :)
what's time of possession got to do with it?
October 4, 2013 at 11:18am
I would love to see a crew of patriot citizens come out in the middle of the night with a flat bed, remove every single barricade from the mall and other areas (scenic overlooks) and put them up around the golf courses where the President golfs.
May 2, 2013 at 7:29pm
Not just the NRA, but an AR-15? Sounds like a Obama/Feinstein stooge to make a scene just to try and get the NRA to back off on it’s opposition to an “Assault Weapons Ban” and other draconian Gun Control measures.
May 2, 2013 at 7:23pm
Actually, the shooter was in the ticketing lobby, and not past security. It’s been 18 months since I last traveled out of that airport, so I can’t remember if it has the state-required “gun free zone” signage or not. If not, he was technically not violating any laws, since he was in the public side of the airport.
The video comes from the food court, which is just the other side of the security checkpoint from the ticketing lobby.
February 19, 2013 at 10:36pm
I grew up in the Kansas City area, and am familiar with the Country Club Plaza where this occurred.
Many of these buildings have gas meters located right on the street side of the building, and JJ’s was no exception. In addition, an alley located next to the building also had gas meters and piping exposed. This could explain the car theory. At the same time, a high-rise office building is under construction across the street from the restauaunt, so the utility work theory is also plausable.
I also saw reports in the local Kansas City media that one server was feeling ill and left work not long before the explosion, so it could have been a slow leak that could have building up over several hours (according to local sources, JJ’s was only open 5pm to 10pm, so the leak could have reached critical before employees/patrons suffered too many ill effects).
I hope and pray that those injured make a speedy recovery, and that this was just a freak accident.
November 8, 2012 at 10:36am
Any facility that is open to the public can and should be considered for a polling place. Churches typically have a space that can appropriately be used, much like schools and community centers.
If these people are so offended, they need to grow a thicker skin.
October 5, 2012 at 9:31pm
Dang, I can’t find the line I’m supposed to feed Obama in response to that.
September 24, 2012 at 11:54am
It is not “near” Osawatomie – over 60 miles away, and is an inner suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
I have visited the display many times over the years – last year the City of Prairie Village forced traffic one way down the streets (which are narrow, barely wide enough for two cars) and also restricted parking in the block.
September 5, 2012 at 11:07am
iHeartRadio already has an Android App that works very well (I use it to listen to Glenn since my home market tape delays the show by several hours when I can’t watch on TheBlaze TV)
August 4, 2012 at 12:28am
The worst part of it, the new World Headquarters for United Airlines, since their merger with Continetnal Airlines, is the Willis Tower. United lost two aircraft along with crew and passengers on that fateful day in 2001, and I doubt they would take it as a laughing matter.
The photoshop is in poor taste, and I’ll leave it at that.
June 8, 2012 at 4:29pm
T-Mobile erred by not “retiring” that number before it got reassigned.
Guy erred by not just contacting T-Mobile for a new number as soon as he discovered what had happened
Of course in this lawsuit-happy world we seem to be in, it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Now T-Mobile customers will have to pay for them to defend this frivolous lawsuit.
May 18, 2012 at 9:26am
I have a friend who drives a truck for a big company that also uses the EOBR. What irritates him more is the company, under the guise of “fuel economy” has set the maximum speed on their trucks to below the speed limit on most Interstate Highways. With the recent spike in diesel prices, they lowered it again (I believe he said it is currently 63MPH).
He’s forced to getting fewer miles, and being paid by the mile, a smaller paycheck. He also runs out of service hours in the most inconvenient places. At the same time, other drivers are at risk by a slower moving vehicle on highways were the posted limit is 70-75MPH.
So Unions and big name companies, maybe you should consider a concession and stop limiting truck speeds in trade for EOBR in all trucks, otherwise, this should be allowed to die as another unfunded mandate.
Once again the group here will miss the forest from the trees. Look who is behind the legislation and I'll bet substantially that there are lobbyists financed by the big trucking companies pushing the regulations. As in most industries it is the established, large, well funded companies who are behind such regulations that limit competition and maximize their profits. This is when capitalism breaks down and understand it is not originating from the government. It is because the politicians on both sides of the isle are bought and paid for by the wealthy and large corporations.
March 7, 2012 at 1:22am
Actually it is called “Ultimate Tazer Ball”, and had its start here in the US.