Thursday, January 31, 2008

Not for nuthin'

In this picture, Britney reminds me of Marilyn Manson's bass player Twiggy.

Taking it to the streets

Political signs have taken a new form this season. Why should chain-link fences get all the business? Stucco walls will be heard.

Super Tuesday

Ted Kennedy and El Piolin, who is apparently bigger than Howard Stern, will try to help Obama in California.

Take the rest of the day off

Shell's earnings are up 60%. I'm sure they're thinking of ways to invest those extra billions on renewable sources of energy.
Hey Shell, how 'bout investing in some solar panels for my home!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Something old is new again

The 80's just don't go away. If this new century is good enough for Rambo, it's good enough for Freddy.

We're #1

Cars have a way of getting stolen in Laredo. Smugglers don't like compact cars; no room to stash their load.

Monday, January 28, 2008


You're inside! Take off your hat! And that goes for you too Mayor Raul Salinas, and Sheriff Rick Flores.

Near perfect

Brady practiced with a mild limp and less than a week to go before the Superbowl. Is the limp real or just a ploy to psych-out the Giants?


Sunday plate sale on Guadalupe St. Plates came complete with the standard rice, beans, and one jalapeno. Good eats.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Mr. Brightside

John McCain expects more wars. Great. Let's draft Karl Rove, Paul Wolfawitz, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Kristol, and Ted Nugent. And we'll call it "Operation Wango Tango."

Drink responsibly

Alcohol consumption can be beneficial. Limit yourself to avoid hangovers, and the eventual cirrhosis.


The talented Rogelio Montemayor on trumpet. Also - Dr.M.Yoder on bass, and Geisha on vocals. Cool jazz stylings one block from San Bernardo Ave.

Win for Obama

Looks like people really like Obama, or they don't like the Clintons.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Downtown Laredo was buzzing tonight.

Brokeback tribute

In honor of Heath Ledger's death, I'm going to wear my jean jacket everyday of this month. The only Heath movie I've seen is "Lords of Dogtown." Can't wait to see him as the Joker.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Nice puffy clouds

Looking out for UFOs.

The downfall of the Cowboys

The Cowboys' loss had a far-reaching effect. Yabol!

Be nice

A NY Times editorial describes Rudy Gulliani as a "narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man." That's not going to help him in the Florida primary.

Closer to home, Louis Bruni recently called Sen. Judith Zaffirini an "evil, vindictive, mean woman." I remember hearing Bruni disdainfully telling a woman, "you remind me of my ex-wife", at a County Commissioner's meeting a while back. Apparently money doesn't buy you class.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Glory days

Reunion coming up for the class of '88.
Here's a fun fact: high school seniors were in 7th grade when the war in Iraq started. That was many billions ago.


Once completed, this overpass will be of benefit to those living along Mines Road.

Join the festivities

Check out the schedule of events that lead up to the Jalapeno Festival.

Walking the beat

My other car is a segway.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Giants Triumph Packers

Looks like Eddie Murphy saw Sunday's game. Arriba con Eli!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


So how are those resolutions coming along?

Hubbub at San Agustin

These matachines celebrated life with a two-mile hike that ended downtown.

M.C. Moron

Jay St. John equated JFK, Bill Clinton, and Martin Luther King in their "affinity" (my quotes) for women on Monday.
In true village idiot form, he went on to say, "they'll give any whore a holiday." (paraphrasing)
Condolences Laredo; could this be the radio we deserve?


Amazing what I stumble across when I take a wrong turn. But I realized that I need to wash my car too.

Monday, January 21, 2008

At the movies

I can't wait for this one. (roll eyes now)

Afternoon delight

Nice day for navel-gazing.

One more game

I hate the Patriots; hearing about them for the next three weeks is not going to help. And I disliked Eli Manning from the start, since he REFUSED to play for San Diego when drafted. But he's won me over the last several weeks. All I'm saying is: Go Giants!

Happy MLK Day

I think it's time to take down the Christmas decorations.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

No more kissing from now on

Personal displays of affection can get you in trouble. Laredo loves the handshake along with a peck on the cheek. But when it's time to give someone the right of way, where are you!
Also, what's up with the male handshake, hug, and forceful slap on the back? Let's get away from that.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Menudo Bowl

You look marvelous!

I lika tha Salma; she lika tha lipo.
(La Sanbe has no hard evidence that she has had cosmetic surgery)

Out and about

The great weather brought people out to the Menudo Bowl. Candidates vying for office made themselves visible.

Meet Arnaldo "Bird" Sarli: "I'll strive particularly to treat the employees with much more respect, bring new programs and ideas, and make the office better; that's what I plan to do."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Stimulate my wallet, please.

Bush and co. want to send everyone an $800 check to stimulate the economy; $1,600 for couples. New York here I come!

Romo sighting

Tony Romo was spotted in Robstown. Jamaica must be booked.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

LISD Board

Mina Montes, board member, is concerned that the superintendent's job might be in jeopardy.

The Space Giants, Chpt 1: Goldar's Family

Flashback. 70's-era transformers.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I frown upon thee

Having two jobs is a good thing, some say.


Olga from Brownsville gave me a heads-up to this story in the "Brownsville Herald." Apparently South Padre is wild about America's Team.

I will not be mocked!

Something tells me the person who came up with this title is not a native Laredoan. Either that or they ran out of space.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sunless Saturday

The Menudo Bowl is four days away. Hopefully tonight's rain will keep the ground settled for Saturday's cookoff contest. Nobody likes dust with their posole.

This is Arkansas bold

Huckabee wants us to follow God's lead. I guess war will be out of the question. And oh yeah, politicians can't screw around anymore.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Down and out

Romo's trip to Mexico had nothing to do with Dallas' loss. My question is: who will stop the Patriots?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Doing it big in Laredo

I'll SEE your campaign buttons and raise you one hot tin roof.

Tax Assessor-Collector race

Here are the candidates:
Patricia Barrera
Arnaldo "Bird" Sarli
Rolando Herrera

This can't be the former DJ (Bird), can it?

Friday, January 11, 2008

LISD saga

LISD board member Mina Montes is not happy with some of the other trustees.
Daiches on the other hand is sending out much love.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Barack Obama kept saying "yes we can" to his supporters after Hillary Clinton was deemed the winner of the New Hampshire primary.
On a local note, Mimi Espinoza's slogan is "Si Se Puede."

Monday, January 7, 2008

Campaign trail

Elections to choose a new sheriff, and DA are less than 2 months away.

So sexy

Who knew that being green could be this attractive?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Manning vs Romo

This game will be good for advertisers. Good luck to the 'boys. (Picture courtesy of Alex)


Who is Victor Mariscal, and how is he related to Sheriff Rick Flores?

Birthday spice

Mariachis in action at the Civic Center.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

No longer just a cliche

Raw sewage flowing down the creek is one way to illustrate the many woes that have befallen on our sleepy little town.
One city official contends that "fewer than 30,000 gallons" of sewage made its way down the Zacate Creek, not 180,000 like the TCEQ states.
Good luck in downplaying this mess - as if that's possible.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Iowa, New Hampshire -- hey, we've got our own elections to deal with.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Judith Zaffirini has a new opponent this year. This could turn into something.

Slow week

Apart from some brush fires, it was a safe New Year. School starts up again next week.

A new high

A barrel of oil now costs $100; time to take out the ol' motorcycle.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Local guard unit

The local Chemical Unit was bid a fond farewell as they embarked on a month-long training mission in Ft. Bragg. They are scheduled to leave for Afghanistan on Valentine's Day.

Hybrid truck

I like the sound of that.

Rose Bowl

Tim Tebow did a good job today; his team racked up 35 points in the Rose Bowl. Unfortunately Michigan scored 41.