Greg Abbott’s New Spokesman: “…I Hang Around with a Lot of N*ggers”

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 […]

Republican reform: Fringe and purge | The Economist

A must-read article about apocalyptic tactics in the new Conservative movement.  Our own David Dewhurst unfortunately gets a well-deserved mention: “David Dewhurst is the state’s lieutenant governor, and was formerly known as a resident of planet Earth before losing the 2012 Senate primary to the tea-party movement’s newest Galahad, Ted Cruz. In his re-election campaign, […]

In Plain Sight: The Hatred of the Right Wing in Texas

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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 […]

Update: US Moves Vatican Embassy Closer to Vatican for Security: Right Wing Goes Nuts

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 […]

LAX Shooter Tied to the New “Patriot” Movement

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 […]

How Many Consultants Does it Take to Build a Website and Eventually Piss off a Republican?

I’ve had the inestimable pleasure (?) of working on several software implementation projects over the past few years, and the one thing I can tell you with absolute certainty is that no matter how long you think it will take, it will take longer. My most recent assignment involved an implementation that had to reschedule […]

Media Whore

First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order:  A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]

Ted Cruz Political Career Shorter than Mark Fidrych’s?

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 […]

Republicans Stupidly Take US Economy to the Brink: Fitch Responds

As we all know, the Republicans have been holding the US economy hostage for 2 weeks in a futile and unwise effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a fool’s errand from the start.  Once they finally realized that their effort was folly, they’ve been trying to extract some kind of concession so they can […]