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.
Sen. Susan Collins Challenger Says His Wife-Beating Conviction Proves Guts And Integrity.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a new group that is forming, calling itself Million Vet March on the Memorials. It’s yet another well-meaning, but misguided attempt to help during this completely unnecessary government shutdown caused by hostage taking in the House of Representatives. It was born out of the orchestrated storming of the barricades at the World War II […]
Tick, tick, tick. Every day the shutdown drags on and every day we edge just a little bit closer to default on the debt. A week ago I would have given the chances of default at about 20%. Today I would say the odds are 50-50, and growing more likely by the day. Why? Reading […]
Change.org is a website that allows you to petition for just about anything that you want, from telling the President to not bomb Syria, to telling your local pound to release your beloved dog. Recently I’ve been getting emails from change.org about firefighters wanting Congress to restore funding that has been cut from wildfire budgets. […]
Patriotism is a unique emotion. To me, it means love of country, love of our history, and love of our community. Patriotism, as of late, has been not more than a weapon yielded against one political party from another. Republicans, in their American flag caps and t-shirts, wear their patriotism on their sleeves (literally). The […]