Lesson Learned? I don’t think so.

In today’s Houston Chronicle, Bill King wrote an article about how the chief of police in Houston was offended by an anecdote he used in a previous column. I will elaborate more later, but essentially, King was asking some very pertinent questions about how police resources are used. Instead of answering those questions, Charles A. […]

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 […]

A discussion on race

When you have an African-American president you are bound to have more discussions about race than not. That only increases when a well-known former world leader passes away. Nelson Mendala’s death spurred more discussion from every possible angle. In many ways, some are disappointed that President Obama hasn’t done more about this hot button issue, […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

Is Bryan ISD Guilty of Racism?

A column appeared in the Chronicle this past week. Unfortunately, it is too old for me to link to it easily. Even addressing it threatens to get my progressive card revoked. Anyone that knows me knows I occasionally have to take on the establishment within our own political group. I’ll try to be as evenhanded […]