October 2006

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I am off having a ton of fun. Halloween today and my birthday tomorrow. Hope to post again on Thursday.




  Freckles on the Radio, this Sunday!            


  1. Philip Racuel | powersandmorrison.com/Blogs-MainPages/Blogs-PRacuel.html

I will be listening for you! See you are a radio star!
Oct 21, 8:16 AM —

  1. ShelaghC
  2. Just heard you with Rev. Gaddy.I’m not a teen – haven’t been for quite some time – but it’s heartening to know that those who can’t vote yet are keeping an eye on what’s happing in the country!Well done!Oct 22, 4:27 PM —
  3. Craig Vickstrom
    Dear Freckles,
  4. Just heard you on State of Belief, and looked at your ‘blog. I hear you.
    This is a topic which I have also confronted. I’m a devout Christian (by the Roman rite, Lutheran sect) and a professional scientist/engineer. I personally see no conflict between the two, but many people do. Politically, I’m a civil libertarian.Many of my friends who are not religious look down on my beliefs. Their contempt can be difficult to bear. I have discussed this with them at length. I have come to the conculsion that liberal/progressive people have contempt for our beliefs due to the fact that religious people have allowed the worst of us to become our spokesmen. We have been lazy. When you say “Christian” in America, the image is one of a bigoted, hate-filled, war-like, greedy, unmerciful person. This is in direct opposition to all that Christ advocated. The irony is that the Pharisees and Sadducees have taken over Protestant Christianity in America, and we have let them become our public relations officers. Wonderful, huh?What’s the solution? I don’t know, God help me. I try to do what I can, but it’s not much against Jerry Falwell and the fundies.


    Craig Vickstrom

    Oct 29, 12:14 PM —

6:46:11 am
Congressional districts AFTER the supreme court made them re-draw everything            


  1. squawkboxnoise What you seem not understand is that districts are drawn up according to population. Thus the weird looking maps.If you were to look at district maps San Antonio southward you would see even “stranger” boundaries because the population is not as dense in those areas.I am not implying that gerrymandering does not occur, but the supposition that these boundaries were created specifically for the now absent Tom Delay is erroneous. Further more when these boundaries were drawn a NEW primarily Democratic District was created. This occurred because of population density.

    I would encourage you to look up and compare maps created by Democrats when they owned the House in Texas and you would see many similarities of boundaries drawn to protect seats and maintain party alignment in certain districts.

    The bald truth is that the party that controls the house when redistricting occurs “writes the rules”.

    Oct 27, 8:23 AM

  2. squawkboxnoise BTW yes other states look like this.(sorry for the extra comment)Oct 27, 8:24 AM

From Today’s New York Times.Suppressing the Vote

Vote for Chris Bell, Democrat for governor of
Texas this Tuesday.

See Chris Bell’s latest commercial here.  Rick Perry Tax Cut

Vote for Chris Bell, Democrat for governor of Texas this Tuesday.  See Chris’s latest commercial here.

Five years ago, many people died from getting letters with antrax in them, but now the FBI has stopped looking for the terrorists who sent them. Why? Who told them not to give this their full attention five years ago or more recently.



Daschle: Still unprepared 5 years after anthrax attacks


Tuesday, October 17, 2006Oct. 15, 2001, is a day I’ll never forget. On that day, one of my staff members opened an anthrax-laced letter addressed to me, and my office became a part of the deadliest bioterrorism attack in U.S. history. Anthrax was also sent through the mail to a number of other people and organizations — the National Enquirer, the New York Post, broadcaster Tom Brokaw and Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont. These attacks killed five people, injured 17 others, disrupted operations all over Capitol Hill and alarmed an entire nation.

Twenty-eight people, including 20 on my staff, tested positive for anthrax exposure. Though they were spared the horror of the disease, I am reminded every day that the families and friends of five others were not so lucky.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the op-ed.

2 Responses to “Why did they stop looking for the terrorists that sent anthrax in the mail?”

  1. Poboy Says:
    October 17th, 2006 at 4:10 pm eHmmmmm.
    Could it be that the only people targeted were those who opposed the Homeland Security Act and greedy union postal workers who spoke out for continuing unionization of federal TSA and DOD government workers?
  2. Susan Cass Says:
    October 17th, 2006 at 4:29 pm eI have been asking that very quesiton for a long time Freckles. Thank you for keeping it in the public eye.

    Bush’s claim that there have been no terrorist attacks since 9/11 is a clear lie since he keeps forgetting to add this attack. And it WAS an attack.

    Be well.

    Blessed Be

Well, this IS getting interesting, don’t you think???

The first ACTUAL controversy in my blog. COOL!

The original column can be found here.

Now 8 Responses to “An Interview with Agnes Kincaid of HeadOn Radio”

  1. Agnes Kincaid Says:
    September 20th, 2006 at 9:06 am eFreckles,It was my pleasure to be interviewed by you. You have a gift for talking with people and if you so choose I do believe you have a very bright future as a journalist. It’s wonderful to see young people exploring their world and becoming aware of things that need change and with more like you I’m sure the world will be a better place.Agnes Kincaid
  2. Daniel Solis Says:
    September 20th, 2006 at 4:55 pm ewhere’s the interview?
  3. truth teller Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 5:09 pm efayette county is real republican huh??? how many republican delegate or senators or fed level reps are from fayette county? i bet there are 4 to 1 dems registered to republicans in fayette county.fayette county is so democratic, republicans do not even run for most offices.agnes….why do you mislead these people?just tell the truth..it will look better to those of us who know the truth.
  4. Agnes Kincaid Says:
    October 14th, 2006 at 9:15 pm eTruth Teller,What color was WV in the last election? Red. What Party did that pertain to? The Republican Party. There are many Dems in Fayette Co. but politics aren’t always what they seem, now are they? Why guess at the numbers? Please do check out the statistics and ratios and let me know and as far as Republicans not running for office you may want to check that statment out due to the fact it is misleading.I would be more than pleased to continue this debate in another area at your convience. My e-mail is Agnes@headonradio.com. Might I also suggest you give us a call @ 1-877-443-2366 and I’ll be more than happy to hear your version of the truth and we can share it with everyone else.Until then I’ll leave you to prepare your facts. )
  5. truth teller Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 7:16 am ehttp://www.fayettetribune.com/local/local_story_265173919.htmlexcerpt:In Democrat-thick Fayette County, that means the race is over when the votes are counted in the primary. Indeed, in three times out, Holliday has never seen a Republican opponent on the ballot opposite his name.no agnes…it is you who are misleading. your “area” is eat up with democrats. there a 3 dems up for the state house against 1 republican and she will lose.you talk about bush winning wv? who won fayette county? there is how youll see if her “area” is “very republican!” kerri got more votes in this “very republican area” in 2004!

    politics arent always what they seem???well, in this case, politics is EXACTLY what it seems to be . fayette county is EAT UP with democrats. here is you a little challenge agnes, ratios????tell me the dems to republican ration in fayette.

    you HAD one good delegate..tom louisis, he voted AGAIST your democratic party and voted to REMOVE the food tax.. he voted to NOT add 5 cents a gallon gas tax onto our already rediculously high tax on there.

    and yall voted him out! talk about voting against your own best interests.

    and people who disagree have to find you here to debate with you. you BAN all people with differing opinions from your message board that now has 4 participants and the chat room.

    yes…your reading this right,agnes, wants to debate and have people call, but they ban them in the message and chat room.

    LOL…maybe they ban because they want to be able to say things like above and get by with it.

  6. Agnes Kincaid Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 8:46 am eSo Truth Teller,Instead of calling the show or e-mailing me you would come to this child’s blog to try and debate? You have our information to contact us. Don’t involve Freckles in your need to vent. This is not our message boards and as I’m sure you noticed the title, “Teen Tibits.” I’ll be more tham happy to debate you in another forum but not here.I’ll be awaiting your call or your e-mail.
  1. truth teller Says:
    October 15th, 2006 at 2:00 pm ewhy you want to debate in private emails. let our friend with this blog see how fayette county and WV is really republican.and 2,i dont see how you can solicit a call from me on bobs show, when you ban differing opinions on your message board and in your chatroom. i take it that you really dont want to discuss the issues with differing opinion when you do these things.
    and dont say its because of cussing or insults,because this guy “one citizen” has posts on there that are full of cussing and insults right now and you say NOTHING!

    i think this can be a real learning experience for our friend with this blog,she can see first hand what a “double standard” is and what “twisting the truth” is as well.

    google “fayette county west virginia election reults”

Poboy Says:

  1. October 17th, 2006 at 4:24 pm eMs. Kincaid and Ms. Freckles,
    Notice the lack of spelling, grammar, and logic with Truth Teller?
    I guess it also “heps” to put “words” in quotation marks?
    See what happens when you don’t pay attention in school?

Would you drink the water?

Posted by frecklescassie on October 13th, 2006

I don’t trust the federal government anymore, and I am not sure I should trust my local government. What do you think? Would you drink the water? Think they want us to buy bottled water?



Austin’s funky water OK to drink

Updated: 10/12/2006 2:38:46 PM
By: News 8 Austin Staff

People in Austin might notice an unusual taste or color in their tap water. The Austin Water Utility says the water is completely safe.

A similar taste fluctuation happened two years ago. It’s due to an increase in the amount of blue-green algae in the city’s raw water supply.

The city’s trying to neutralize the compounds that cause the unusual taste and odor.

Why is it so hard for liberals to talk about religion?

In the political chat rooms where I hang out, most of the people seem to HATE religion and hate anyone that follows a religion. Where is our tolerance?

I listen to Air America Radio a lot, and more to Head On Radio, where the hosts and the chatters make fun of people who believe in “the invisible”.

The only show on Air America where it is OK to have faith in God or to practice any religion is State of Belief, and it is only on for one hour a week.

I think that a lot of the fundamentalists have it wrong when they judge gays or women that had an abortion, but I think liberals get it wrong too when they judge anyone with a religion as being fooled or misguided. Faith is important and it is way older than than the republican party or the megachurches or Pat Robertson.

Maybe it is time to stop judging at all?




Today I met 500 or so (maybe more) other people at the WORLD CAN’T WAIT rally at my state’s capitol. Cool rally, fun people, boring speeches, but look at what the local news headlines are:

Today’s Headlines
Feral Hogs

Feral hogs? Dancers? Yuck!

Why isn’t the rally on on there?

Any ideas?



  1. Rachel 

    Jeesh. That’s really weird, Austin’s superliberal.

    Oct 5, 9:25 PM

  2. Daniel 

    why don’t you call up news stations and report the event?

    Oct 6, 1:16 AM

We teenagers sometimes flirt with adults, but we don’t want them to flirt back. We don’t want anyone to ask us about our underwear and we don’t want to tell anyone if we masturbate or how often. We want to trust the adults in our lives to let us be kids and not sex objects. We want to explore our bodies with ourselves or with another teen that we love, or maybe we want to wait. We don’t want adults pushing us into anything and we don’t want the icky feeling in our bellies that comes from an adult making us feel uncomfortable about our bodies or our sexuality.

We want to trust our parents and guardians and teachers and coaches. We need all of y’all to help us grow up. Please give us straight answers if we ask questions about sex, but please don’t make us part of your sexuality. That’s not what we are about.

One more thing. A lot of us like listening to political talk shows and don’t want to hear all the details of this all the time for days and days. It’s great to hear about how this congressman changed his story or that one is lying, but PLEASE, no more about Foley asking those boys to measure their penises. YUCK!

When can we go back to talking about electronic voting and Iraq and Iran and North Korea’s bombs?