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Fair play and a reasonable decorum — un-like some recent town-hall meetings where protesters stole the show — was the dominate mood of the crowd that gathered outside the the CommUnity Care Healthy Kids Fair, in Northeast Austin Saturday, to hear from their respective congressman and senator.

A crowd, of around 250 people descended on the Northeast Austin clinic after printed reports stated U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett would be speaking to the media. The assumption was [that]a question and answer session would take place after the official business of the clinic was done.

Organizers of the kids clinic and participants of the health fair were taken aback by the sudden and unexpected appearance of sign carrying citizens who had little or no interest in the fair itself, but instead, were more than eager to connect with their representatives.  Health-care reform supporters seemed to out numbered reform dissenters by about four to one.

One notable exception to the generally peaceful crowd occurred when an unidentified woman threw herself on the hood of Senator Cornyn’s Mercury. A small group of protesters, rushed in the direction of the Senator’s vehicle.   The Senator’s personal security man was all over the woman in an instant, growling menacingly at her. The Senator drove away, unscathed, leaving Congressman Doggett to deal with Cornyn’s supporters that remained behind.

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Cornyn supporters. The burnt orange tee-shirt reads: " A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." --Thomas Jefferson The blue tee-shirt reads: Young Conservatives of Texas, For 26 Years Supporting Fiscal Responsibility Lower Taxes Limited Government Strong National Defence Traditional Family Values

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The CommUnity Care healthy kids fair in Northeast Austin Saturday are taken by surprise by large crowd estimated to be in the hundreds.

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Crowds are dogging the steps of Congressman Lloyd Doggett in hopes of getting some answers about health care reform.

Supporters of Texas Senator John Cornyn gather around his veihicle.

Supporters of United States Senator John Cornyn, gather around his veihicle as he departs.

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Some were there to show their support for health care reform, others had some tough questions for the congressman.

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Congressman Doggett weighed in with his own thoughts on the bill. "...it's far from a perfect bill. I hope that we can make it better, it's designed to ensure that we have more competition, more individual choice and more opportunity for the millions of Americans who do not have access to health care to get it," Doggett said.

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Doggett responds to health care questions at fair.

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At the CommUnity Care healthy kids fair in Northeast Austin Saturday, Doggett responded to questions from a large crowd.

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Some of those in the crowd didn’t just ask questions of the congressman, but also argued with each other.

see also: Doggett responds to health care questions at fair, Right-Wing Turncoat Gives the Inside Scoop on Why Conservatives Are Rampaging Town Halls, The ‘Me-First, Screw You Crowd’ Are No Longer Hiding Their Antics

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Thanks to all the new visitors who commented on this blog entry, when Coast To Coast Am linked over to FrankenSteams’ Log.

As an amateur weather observer, one of the first things I do in the morning after I turning on the computer, is check the East Conus Water Vapor Loop and today, this is what I saw.Summer_from_Hell-ECWV

GOES Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor un-retouched Image -- July 15th, 2009

Demons fiery breath roasts Texas -- Summer from Hell

Demon's fiery breath roasts Texas, in the "Summer from Hell," a phrase recently popularized by George Ure of urbansurvival.com fame.

updated:  July 26th, 2009

As if it were ripped straight from the front page of a supermarket tabloid, this morning’s satellite image shows what we’ve all been thinking:  namely, there must be some exceptional reason it’s so damn hot in Texas and now we know. Demons! The fiery-hot breath of flaming demons, stoke “The Summer from Hell, ” roasting Texans in their own juices.

Austin-Camp Mabry weather records go back to 1898 and show that no other 30 day period has been hotter than what we’ve just endured!  —Burton Fitzsimmons

Hottest 30 Days in Austin Weather History!

“THE 30 DAY PERIOD FROM JUNE 15 TO JULY 14 AND AGAIN JUNE 16 TO JULY 15 THIS YEAR IS SO FAR THE WARMEST 30 DAY PERIOD OF RECORD AT AUSTIN MABRY SINCE 1898 AND AT SAN ANTONIO SINCE 1885.” — National Weather Service

San Antonio residents encouraged to ‘rat-out‘ water wasters. Deep in the heart of Texas, cattle are not king.

see also:  State Drought MonitorGOES Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Image, Burton Fitzsimmons, National Weather ServiceUrban Survival, Summer From Hell, CoastToCoastAM, Internet meme, Pareidolia

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updated: January 4th, 2011

Let’s do a little back-tracking shall we, and try and pick up where we left off in the closing days of aught 8, and the start of 2009.

Interesting parallel

George Ure, over at urbansurvival.com has posted an interesting chart that graphs out the DOW from 2000 to date and compares it with the same chart from 1929 through 1940.  It’s a nearly perfect replay!

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Second Depression Tracker chart complements: UrbanSurvival.com

see also:  2009

~~ NEWS FLASH: OBAMA NATURAL BORN CITIZEN ~~

One more time for those of you who might have missed it. I give you: Obama’s birth certificate.

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President Obama's birth certificate as observed by FactCheck.org representatives.

President Obama's birth certificate as observed by FactCheck.org representatives.

Barack Obama (born 1961), 44th president of the United States, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a U.S. citizen mother and a British subject father from the Kenya Colony of the United Kingdom.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born in Honolulu, Oahu. Not in Kenya! Barack Obama, the Kenyan –that was his dad. Get over it.

Individuals who insist on believing B.H.O. II, is not a natural born citizen, after all the evidence supporting the facts of his origin –then they are feeble minded, tinfoil hat, conspiracy nuts. And another thing, Mr. Chic Young –they are (also) racists!

McCain, not natural born?

John McCain (born 1936), who ran for the Republican party nomination in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008, was born of two U.S. citizen parents at the Submarine Base Hospital of the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone.[32] The former unincorporated territory Panama Canal Zone and its military facilities were not regarded as United States territory.

Good thing Senator McCain didn’t win the 2008 Presidential Election, he was born in the Panama Canal Zone. — not a state in the Union. Not a protectorate, like Puerto Rico or American Samoa, an independent nation, the point being, the US Constitution says…

The United States Constitution requires that Presidents (and Vice Presidents) of the United States be natural born citizens of the United States.

see also: Obama Birth Certificate, GOP headache: The birther issue, Native SonWas Obama’s “Certificate of Birth” manufactured?, Obama’s Birth certificate: Hawaii Governor Abercrombie’s Birther mission

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