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Superferry In Hawaii Is Very Large

Above is a picture of the Superferry. It is based in Hawaii.

It is very big. It can hold 866 passengers and 200 cars and trucks.

It is meant to travel between various Hawaiian islands.

Some say it will ruin remaining undeveloped portions of Hawaii, that it is an environmental menace, and that it will hit whales.

Others say it will bring about economic development and jobs.

Odds are all this has a measure of truth. 

Here is a recent USA Today story on the Superferry. 

I suppose I should be instinctively against the Superferry, but I don’t have strong feelings on the matter.

I spent a week in Hawaii and the conflict between the jobs created by tourism, and the desire to keep the islands somewhat pristine is a very hard issue to resolve.

I have no solution to the matter. 

I do know I’ve wanted to a run a picture of the Superferry in the blog for some time now.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 5 Comments

Yes—Obama Can Win Texas


October 8, 2008— Hello Blog Readers. I wrote this post for the Texas Primary. I’m afraid that for the General Election Mr. Obama is not running a major campaign in Texas. However, you are nice to visit my blog and I invite you to look around. Texas Liberal is the home of the best Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List on the web.   

The Barack Obama campaign is running strong in Texas.  

Here is the link to Texans For Obama.

Here is Houston For Obama. 

Here is the national Obama Campaign.

Barack Obama in Houston for a rally at the Toyota Center on 2/19. 

2/18–A CNN poll has Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton running even in Texas. 

Here is the 2/20 report from the Houston Chronicle about the Obama Rally in Houston last night

The Obama office in Houston is located at 2520 Southmore. The phone is 713-522-5111.

You can go to the Texans for Obama link and see where other offices in Texas are located. 

Michelle Obama will be in Houston on 2/25.

2/24–Interview with Obama in the Dallas Morning News. 

2/24–A USA Today story about support among younger people in Texas for Obama.

2/22 Houston Chronicle article on last night’s debate.

2/21–Poll has candidates even in Texas.

Here is a 2/20 article from the Wall Street Journal about possible Obama gains among Latino voters.  

Here is a 2/20 article from the Austin American-Statesman about Obama fighting for the Texas Hispanic vote.  

This link has the address of the new Obama office in Corpus Christi.

Here is the 2/18 Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsement of Obama.

Here is Obama Dallas.

Here is Austin For Obama.

Here is Amigos de Obama.

Here is information about the 2/16 opening of the Texas office for Obama in Austin.  

Here is information about phone banking for Obama in Texas.

Here is information about an endorsement for Obama from Texas State Rep. Rafael Anchia  

I’ve had had some search engine traffic directed to this blog from people asking the question “Can Obama win Texas?”

Yes, Obama can win Texas if people work to make it happen.

Texas is a majority-minority state with many good liberals.

Who would have imagined that Obama would have made it this far against Mrs. Clinton?  

Here is a 2/18 article from The Nation about an Obama meeting with John Edwards. 

Here is a 2/18 article from the Dallas Morning News about the importance of the Dallas area in the race.

Here is the 2/16 endorsement of Obama from the Houston Chronicle.

This American Research Group poll from 2/15 has Mr. Obama in the lead in Texas.

Here is the 2/15 endorsement of Mr. Obama by the Service Workers International Union.  

This Dallas Morning News column from 2/13 suggest the race in Texas is a tossup. 

The NY Times article from 2/14 says Mr. Obama now leads in delegates and that Mrs. Clinton is running out of time

Polling data from 2/14 shows Mr. Obama with a good lead among Democrats nationally.

Here is a statement from State Rep. Ana Hernandez of Houston in favor of Senator Obama–“I am proud to endorse Sen. Obama for president. Barack Obama has an ability to excite a broad coalition of Americans, especially young people, around the cause of change”

Here is a 2/18 Galveston County meeting for Obama.

Some suggest that the ability of independents to vote in the Texas primary will help Mr. Obama.

This New York Times story from 2/11 reports Mrs. Clinton must win Texas and Ohio to stay in the race.

Here is the San Antonio Express-News endorsement of Senator Obama.

Here is the El Paso Times endorsement of Senator Obama

Here is the Austin American–Statesman endorsement of Obama

Here is a column by Frank Rich of the New York Times about Mrs. Clinton appearing to now shun black voters as they move towards Mr. Obama

Here is the Texas page of the Obama ’08 homepage.

The great Texas political blog Panhandle Truth Squad reports that an Obama office will be opening in Amarillo

Now who would figure on a Barack Obama office in a place like Amarillo?

Please click here for my prediction that Obama will win it all in November.

Please click here a history of the Texas Presidential primary

Below is a picture of the skyline of El Paso.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Campaign 2008, Houston, Politics, Texas | , , , , | 2 Comments