If I ever open a bar…

2014-04-19 12.44.34I’m going to “make an homage” to Gestalt Haus in Fairfax and maybe put it on the South Side of San Antonio.

I wouldn’t want to compete with La Tuna and The Friendly Spot so I’d be open to other locations- but it has to be as bike friendly as the pic on the left of my bike hanging amongst the mountain bikes.

It’d be do-able, right?


{link} Federal judge in Houston lets Lyft, Uber continue to operate – San Antonio Express-News

U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore, who is based in Houston, declined to issue a temporary restraining order against Lyft and Uber. She set a July 15 date for an injunction hearing, which could result in stopping the companies from operating or give city ordinances — which currently don’t allow Lyft and Uber to operate — a chance to catch up with the technology.

via Federal judge in Houston lets Lyft, Uber continue to operate – San Antonio Express-News.


{link} Google fights gag order – Houston Chronicle

The gag order, signed by visiting San Antonio Judge Richard Price in February 2013, forces Google and other search engines to wipe out all record of the allegations from the Internet. It also compels the search engine to find third parties who posted the information to get it back and destroy it. The order also prohibited Google and parties to the suit from talking about the allegations after the order was signed. Because Google was added, it likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the freedom of speech.

Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor at South Texas College of Law, described the order and similar ones cropping up around the country as “blatantly unconstitutional.”

“You get these kinds of cases all the time, where a lawyer gives a judge an order and throws in, ‘and Google too,’” Blackman said. “They have no authority to tell Google to delete this from the Internet.”

via Google fights gag order – Houston Chronicle.

{link} Zomg Ban the Solars?!

If there’s anything that liberals and conservatives ought to be able to agree on, it’s the benefit of renewable power. It’s as close to a no-brainer as you can get. But President Obama made green programs part of his stimulus package, and that was that. When tea-party hysteria took over the conservative movement, renewable energy became one of its pariahs.

via The Right Wing Trains Its Hysterical Eye on Renewable Energy | Mother Jones.