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.
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 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, […]
My latest on Huffington Post about oil production in Texas: New Technologies Drive Texas Oil Production to Old Heights | Robert L. Cavnar.
Randy Neugebauer, Tea Party Republican Congressman representing the 19th District of Texas (and birther), acted like a complete jackass yesterday by berating a National Park Ranger at the closed World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. After voting to shut down the federal government, he rushed down to the memorial to grandstand […]
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. […]
Texas has been known for decades as the oil state, accompanied by the quintessential stereotype of oilman as a big, loud buffoon, wearing boots and a 10 gallon hat with oil wells in his backyard. Embarrassingly, that stereotype has been perpetuated over the years by the antics of some of our politicians and public figures, […]
In his fight to keep healthcare away from as many Texans as possible, Rick Perry is succeeding in denying care for over 1 million Texans, with the added benefit (sarcasm) of driving up costs for millions of other Texans. By refusing to participate in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and refusing to expand […]
This may very well prove that there is a God and he is merciful: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/19/breaking-perry-to-drop-out-thursday/?hpt=hp_t1&hpt=hp_c1 http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/19/10189602-perry-to-drop-out-of-gop-presidential-race-endorse-gingrich This has certainly not come a moment too soon. Now the main problem will be getting him the hell out of the Governor’s mansion … oh wait, he hasn’t been there for a couple of years either. How about […]
What books should you consider as holiday gifts for the Texan in your life, or for someone who would like to learn more about Texas? I have some suggestions. As you can see from the picture above, Hamburger Wearing An Astros’ Hat would very much like to learn more about Texas. Hamburger is a member of […]