Thursday Morning Roundup

“I met a girl who sang the blues, and I asked her for some happy news. She just smiled and turned away.” Our political system is broken. On one side, Republicans block everything up to and including marine mammals rescue assistance and shark conservation acts. On the other side, Sir Robin and his minstrels, tails […]

Where is the middle?

Note: This piece is very philosophical in nature, so please excuse my ramblings. I was having a discussion the other day on another site when another poster decided to throw out the old “you’re a socialist” line. As much as I love labels it saddened me in another way. Sure, polite discourse would seem to […]

Since He Won’t Debate, What Type Of Empty Chair Should Be Set Up For Rick Perry?

The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area and the Harris County Department of Education are hosting a debate for our Texas Governor’s Race. This debate will be held at 6PM Sunday, October 3 at the Harris County Board of Education building located at 6300 Irvington Boulevard in Houston. (Above–Incumbent Governor Rick perry refuses to debate this […]

Avoiding the Clayton Williams

The Clayton Williams story is a simple one. He was destined to be governor of the great state of Texas. He held a sizeable lead over Ann Richards a week before the election. The only thing that could have stopped him is what eventually happened. He was being interviewed when someone asked him his opinions […]

BP’s Internal Report Doesn’t Hold Up Under Academy Scrutiny

At the request of the Department of Interior, the National Academy of Engineering formed a special committee to study the causes of the blowout of BP’s Mississippi Canyon Block 252 well, dubbed Macondo.  The investigation of the blowout started in June, but news was made yesterday as the committee publicly interviewed members of BP’s internal […]

Tea Party Cares For The Dead—Not So Much For The Living

The so-called King Street Patriots, a local Tea Party cell in Houston, care a lot about black people when they are dead. It is just the living ones that they don’t worry so much about. The King Street Patriots are taking part in an effort to clean the Olivewood Cemetery in Houston. It’s a campaign stunt by the […]

Senate Slithers Home Without Voting on Taxes

Gutless. Spineless. Cowards. “Senate Democrats said Thursday that they had abandoned plans for a pre-election showdown with Republicans over taxes, postponing any vote on extending Bush administration tax cuts until after the November midterms. Democrats discussed the issue during a caucus luncheon but left the final decision to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)” That […]