Miceal O'Laochdha

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on Rainbow crosswalk makes important statement

No worries Mr. Jones, no offence taken (or expressed). Just the joys of the art of disputation. Great use of Latin in tying the word “sinister†to my left-handedness. That is impressive, not so many folks have a passing knowledge of Latin anymore. Further Latin study (originally simila…

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on It's a rainy day for the Pelican Island Bridge

Craig, it is the Port of Houston. They bought a lot of acreage up years ago so as to preclude Galveston from building a container port on Pelican Island that would compete with their box ship business by offering a much shorter transit time between the pilot station and the dock in one of…

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on Rainbow crosswalk makes important statement

Well now, there are a couple of young male squirrels that frequent our yard and seem to display squirrelosexual behavior but I notice they are simply ignored by the other squirrels in the big oak tree. No parades yet. Seems like some species may not yet be enlightened.


Miceal O'Laochdha commented on Rainbow crosswalk makes important statement

Thanks for raising one of the various forms of the trendy word homophobic. It is an opportunity to help me inquire as to why anyone who is just a bit short of overflowing with enthusiasm for gay people is labeled as homophobic. Working with the English language, that term would mean someo…

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on Rainbow crosswalk makes important statement

Do Key West, the Castro in San Francisco, and similar traditional gay communities also have rainbow crosswalks, or is Galveston moving to position itself as the foremost gay mecca in the US?


As a rule, most dogs are more sanitary, better behaved, and better company in general than many of the mean-spirited humans whose company one must endure in restaurants, cafe's and bars. I must presume from your comment that you fall into that mean-spirited category. That you for letting …

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on It's a rainy day for the Pelican Island Bridge

An excellent and sensible suggestion Mr. Taft. The foundation operating the USS Texas wants to install it at Pier 21 after the shipyard period. That is not a good use of Pier 21 and your suggestion here is a much better plan. Install the USS Texas at an expanded park with the USS Stewart …

Another story today tells us the $90,202.68 job of City Marshall, which has existed for less than 2 years, is being vacated and will be re-filled. Here is a suggestion: do not re-fill this newly created job, SAVE THAT $90K+, and then maybe save some lower-paid employee's position into the…

While we remember today with gratitude the "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen..." who risked (and very many lost) their lives that day, let us please include the thousands of civilian Merchant Mariners who crewed the 275+ merchant cargo ships, troopships, ocean-going tugboats, and the freighte…

There are some voices among TAMUG leadership who display a more reasonable and plausible attitude than that which we were treated to in Col. Fossum's guest column. Perhaps he should consider deferring to one or more of his colleagues to try to right the ship that he has taken well off cou…