Redneck Radio

Sports radio on the weekend is a vast wasteland of crap. In fact, it is the single biggest reason why I wanted SiriusXM in the first place. Unfortunately, my car is not advanced enough to include it automatically, so I had to get one of those contraptions that plays it through a random FM station […]

Manovations

Comedy Central used to run a show called “The Man Show” with Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corrola. One of their many bits was a segment they called Manovations. The idea was a simple invention that men would use. Of course, most weren’t practical at all and none of them actually existed. So, in the spirit […]

Stopping to Smell the Roses

Dear Daily Hurricaners, For the last 3 years, blogging has pretty much been my life, either here or at that place that shall remain nameless. Whether looking for what to write about today, or reading and responding to comments, or looking for something to write about tomorrow, it’s been time consuming and pushed aside other […]

“That Woman Is An Idiot”

In two non-political news items of the day, another good reason to watch the games at home: “Almost one in 10 sports fans has a blood alcohol content above the legal limit as they exit the stadium after football and baseball games, a study found…The research, which involved giving breath tests to 362 attendees of […]

A Crisis in Education

We’ve heard proponents of drastic spending cuts to our state’s education system justify these cuts by using the old adage that “throwing money at the problem won’t help anything” and that “we need to spend smarter.” Ok, fine.  Yes, yes yes, you are correct.  Throwing money at anything without a plan of improvement will fail.  […]

So-Called Emergency Issues As Seen By Rick Perry

To distract Texans from the massive cuts ahead due to the Republican-caused budget deficit, Governor Rick Perry has declared a number of “emergency” subjects for the upcoming Texas Legislative session to consider. This emergency status allows topics deemed of great importance by the Governor to be rushed to the front of the regular legislative calendar. The Texas political […]

A Unique Opportunity

First of all, I wanted to thank Voice for publishing the letter that the HISD superintendent mailed home to parents. It deals with the huge budget shortfall in the state of Texas. The state legislature may be attempting to scare citizens with these cuts. Who knows, maybe they want to coerce people to accept property […]

Too Big To Jail? Maybe Not

Speaking of ‘just do it’: “The bipartisan panel appointed by Congress to investigate the financial crisis has concluded that several financial industry figures appear to have broken the law and has referred multiple cases to state or federal authorities for potential prosecution, according to two sources directly involved in the deliberations. The sources, who spoke […]