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CELL PHONE BANS: Here comes the craziness

Pre-filing for the 82nd Texas Legislature is in full swing, with over 370 bills already filed since the Nov. 8 kick-off. Let the craziness officially begin.

One of the most controversial bills that will receive consideration when the session kicks off at noon January 11, 2011, will govern cell phone usage in a moving vehicle. Already four members of the Texas House and two members of the Texas Senate have jumped in with proposals to penalize drivers using wireless devices while behind the wheel.

This is one bill we should expect action on.


TECH WATCH: FBI wants more power

It's no secret that Big Brother is watching computers with a keen eye. Unfortunately, it is about to be much easier for them to see what you are seeing.


FOOD NAZIS: S.F. goes too far

Childhood obesity is a problem in this country. We all recognize that fact. And we understand that a government-sponsored program to promote good nutritional habits is seen as a positive step.

But the city of San Francisco has gone too far. They are banning Happy Meals, and there should be an uproar from the masses.


CHANGE, PART II: A lot of work ahead

Well that change sure didn't last too long. Now we have to see if the old ideas will bring anything new - or will we be looking for another alternative in two more years?


RIGHT TO GRIPE: Voting is the key

Griping is an American tradition. Griping about politics and, more specifically, politicians, is an American obsession. Truthfully, however, only a few of us have that right. We need to change those numbers.

If we don't vote, we should have our griping rights taken away. It's that simple. Voting is not only about our rights - but doing so gives us rights.

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