For Texas’ Sid Miller, the ‘c-word’ also stands for ‘crony’ Reply

Sid Miller, our state’s rodeo clown-cum-agricultural commissioner, is in the news—again. And for all the wrong reasons—again. More…

Advertisements

If happiness is a warm gun, plenty of Texans are ecstatic today 7

Happy 2016, everyone! The new year is upon us, bringing with it the promise of new things, the hope for a brighter tomorrow and, if you live in Texas, a better chance of getting your ass shot.

More…

guy with gun

Guns don’t kill people — people with guns kill people (and that’s the problem) 5

Texas is known around the world as the capital of macho. The very name is shorthand for bad-ass. And if you follow the news, you know that it’s also Ground Zero for the open carry movement – if “movement” isn’t too grand a term for paranoids who feel the need to arm themselves like Afghan warlords for a trip to Chipotle. It’s also home to plenty of politicians who pander to these wack jobs. More…

Cold snap explained; next up – pigs to fly 51

Last week, Texas was slammed with seriously cold (for us, anyway) weather. Some people chalk this up to changes in the jet stream; others say it’s due to a disruption of El Niño or La Niña or perhaps Columbus’s other ship. I’ve even seen it attributed to a polar vortex (whatever that is – sounds like a Mannheim Steamroller album to me).

I’m here to tell you it’s none of these things. It’s cold here because hell has frozen over. More…