Great story in Rolling Stone about how Texas is circling the drain politically. Lone Star Crazy: How Right-Wing Extremists Took Over Texas | Politics News | Rolling Stone.
Two guys who call themselves Simple Misfits conducted an experiment in Los Angeles. One is white, one is black. They filmed each other trying to break into their own car. The result is what you would expect, but still surprising in the contrast.
In Austin yesterday, implementation of a new, quietly passed city ordinance was begun by the city police department. This new ordinance, designed to reduce the self loathing of department officers who have failed to maintain their own physical conditioning, is intended to improve their own morale by removing from their sight anyone who is more […]
In Texas, it’s almost impossible for politicians to shock – Rick Perry is known for childish gunplay; Senator Dan Patrick brags about carrying a firearm in the Texas capitol. Innumerable Republicans relish abusing women’s, minorities’, seniors’, and poor peoples’ rights, and work tirelessly to beat Mississippi to the bottom in most all societal measures. One of […]
Claims he voted for Ronald Reagan when he was 13 years old! Call the FEC!
Yesterday, Ted Cruz got a healthy dose of his own medicine on his Facebook page when he posted a tribute to South Africa’s favorite son, Nelson Mandela, who passed away a couple of days ago. In his post, Cruz said, “Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He […]
Citing security concerns, the State Department recently announced that it was moving its US Embassy to the Holy See (the Vatican embassy) into the US diplomatic compound, which is actually closer to the Vatican than the old site. Cue the fake outrage. The Daily Caller published a post accusing the Obama administration of being anti-Catholic […]
File under icky, weird, and downright sick, New Mexico police officers have apparently become obsessed with probing the anal region of persons pulled over for routine traffic stops. Twice now, individuals pulled over for minor traffic violations in Deming, New Mexico have been subjected to numerous invasive anal searches after being falsely targeted by a […]
Forbes just published a piece about LAX shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia connecting him to the new “Patriot” movement that has re-emerged since President Obama’s election in 2008. He wore the fatigues that are popular with “patriots”, used an AR-15, the weapon of choice for “patriots”, and in the letter found in his bag spouted the […]
Everyone older than 50 remembers Mark Fidrych, the goofy rookie pitcher for Detroit who went 19-9 in his first season, even beating the Yankees 5-1 in that year. Dubbed “the Bird”, Fidrych was well known for talking to the ball, grooming the mound with his bare hands, and generally acting like a screwball. After winning […]