Happy Saturday to ya. How about that weather this morning, eh? Cool enough for ya? It looks so nice out there that I'm actually going to try to play base ball this afternoon. That's right, I said base ball, and not baseball. I have no idea what I'm doing, so I'll be reading up on the rules as soon as I'm done with this post. And stretching. Gotta stretch my old body so I won't tear something out there.
Our associate editor, Brandon Cooper went to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention. Here are his updates from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. Denton Record Chronicle had some coverage too. Back here in Lewisville, about 100 local Democrats converged on a standing-room-only Tierney's Thursday night to take in the President's speech. The atmosphere was electric, with Dems cheering loudly as the President articulated their shared views.
We are SO excited about this year's Western Days. As we mentioned before, we'll have a booth there, and look forward to saying hi to some of the readers, as well as maybe introducing LTJ to a few more, and maybe even finding some new volunteers to join us. We'll have some Lewisville Texan Journal T-shirts there for sale, along with our "Ski Mount Lewisville" shirts.
Here are Lewisville Councilman TJ Gilmore's thoughts on the August 20th City Council meeting. If mental illness can be considered funny, then you should get a chuckle from Gilmore's take on fellow Councilman John Gorena's paranoia about a United Nations takeover if the City should happen to give a crap about sustainability. Gorena has seriously lost it. Hopefully we can get someone rational and sane to take that seat when he comes up for re-election in May of next year. If you or someone you know is interested, I would like to hear from you.
John: yes you are a kook. If I was that kooky, I'd hide my Facebook posts from the general public too. Seriously man, go get some help. Having that kind of constant worry can't be good for your physical health either.
Temple, TX is getting a new quick-start gas-turbine power plant, built by Panda Power. The plant will be able to generate power for peak loads within 10 minutes of starting up, which should help fill in around intermittent renewable energy like wind power and solar. Even though we use 100% wind power in my house, and have done so for the last 7 years, our grid is reliable because of the other power plants, whether they are gas, nuclear, or coal.
This is an interesting development in the Mitt Romney tax return saga: someone claims to have stolen the returns and is trying to blackmail them. I seriously doubt it. I think we would have heard more in the mainstream media by now if there were any truth to it.
Speaking of lady parts, the 14 year-old boy in you will be amused by this, even if it is a bit crude. I know I was: (BTW, that was shared by one of my most staunch feminist friends. Glad she got a chuckle too.)
Oh man… This totally got my adrenaline up, just watching it. Go ducks! Run!!!