Al Qaeda

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    July 31, 2014

    What A Muslim Looks Like

    Several years ago, my mom told me about an incident in which one of my cousins and his friends were told, or more fittingly "yelled at," to "go back to their damn country." They were playing basketball in a local, empty outdoor court, when some white people drove by and started slinging slurs at the ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 14, 2013

    Can Terrorists Enter the U.S. Through the Mexican Borderd?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And what's the song that goes "Ay, Pepito!"?

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: Hasta La Vista, Propane

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're already developing an exercise plan to help compensate for all the eating of feelings we'll be doing this fall. Because we try to be optimistic, but let's face it, it's football season and we are Houston. I'm not saying don't s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. Gets 20 Years For Trying To Help Al Qaeda

    A Hempstead man got 20 years in prison today for trying to smuggle GPS devices and pre-paid phone cards to Al Qaeda. Former Prairie View A&M Barry student Walter Bujol Jr, 30, had been convicted in November after defending himself in the trial, which featured a boatload of incriminating evidence, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Ick or Treat: The 5 Worst Halloween Candies

    Kids (and some adults) look forward to Halloween all year. And why not? You get to dress up like a lunatic and extort food from people at their very own front door, without any fear of repercussion. Every other night of the year, you get arrested for that shit. So don't spoil Halloween for the few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Bruce Charles Rhodes' Traffic-Court Follies: Kicks A Cop In The Nuts, Tells Judge He's Joining Al-Qaeda

    Bruce Rhodes: Al-Qaeda might have something to say about that hair​There's no two ways about it: going to traffic court always sucks, and that's even if you walk away with a dismissal. When you lose your case, it's even worse, and it's the mother of all bummers if the violation you were charge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Who Will Write The First "Osama Is Dead" Hit Song?

    ​Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Rough Justice: Bloodthirsty Bar Greets Bin Laden's Death​Osama bin Laden is dead. Following a late dinner at Van Loc Sunday, Rocks Off was a block or two away from Leon's Lounge when a friend texted us the news around 10 p.m. When we entered the bar, our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean's daughter in the military had just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Tweets About Bin Laden's Death

    ​Last night, this member of Rocks Off was sitting at a pizza parlor off Ella when he found out that our military killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. It was a monumental moment in time, as we sat back and looked at the past decade and half of our lives, since we learned his name in 1998 with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Preserving the Sanctity of Marriage Through Ted Bundy and NAMBLA

    Even South Park supports NAMBLA​With a closet Muslim in the White House and gay teachers recruiting our innocent children, it's no wonder that American values have crumbled to the point where four out of ten people say marriage is obselete. We can thank Time and the Pew Research Center for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Remembering Our Friends, The Mujahideen

    ​Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book about the President's management of the Afghanistan War, exposes some pretty significant divisions between Obama's civilian advisers and the U.S. military on strategy concerning what is now America's longest war: Book excerpts published yesterday sugges ... More >>

  • Film

    July 8, 2010

    Captured in Afghanistan

    American soldiers, vérité-style, in Restrepo.

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. of Hempstead: His Al-Qaeda Career Gets Nipped In The Bud

    He'd received a book entitled 42 Ways of Supporting Jihad​A Hempstead man who told an undercover FBI officer he wanted "to travel overseas to fight in violent jihad for" Al-Qaeda was indicted today on charges of trying to help a terrorist organization.Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., 29, was arrested as h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Game Time: Celtics, Feel Better -- Five Officiating Decisions That Were WAY Worse Than Kendrick Perkins' Second Technical

    Sorry about that fifth down.....​It's funny, because I'm from New England, people automatically assume that I am a fan of all the Boston teams. To wit, last night as the Celtics were imploding in Orlando, my iPhone was blowing up with text messages asking if I was starting to get worried about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Stuck In a Moment You (Still) Can't Get Out Of: Remembering 9/11 In Music

    Just as none of us will ever forget where we were the morning of September 11, 2001, Rocks Off will never forget what he was listening to most of the day of the terrorist attacks. Sadly, he admits it was System of A Down's Toxicity, which had come out just the week before. For us the album conveyed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    The Sheriff Of Crosby, N.D Protects His Citizens From Terror Better Than Adrian Garcia

    ​Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.Maybe not a media outlet wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    For Ramadan: Five Movie Muslims

    Ramadan is a time of reflection and prayer for the world's Muslim population. It is meant to teach them patience and self-restraint, and to bring them closer to Allah. We at Hair Balls know little of patience, and have never been good at self-restraint, but we're nothing if not equal-opportunity i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Houston Airport System Won't Release Salaries....Because Of National Security Issues

    A while back we wrote about the Houston Airport System exporting its vast knowledge of running airports to countries all over the place. HAS wasn't too forthcoming about the financial aspects of it all.A couple of months later, Mayor Bill White suddenly forced out the HAS director -- at least partly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: New Albums from Webb Wilder and Commander Cody

    Sometimes Lonesome, Onry and Mean flat dreads going out to the mailbox. Why? Because there's no telling what musical mediocrity or aural atrocity lies ticking like an Al-Qaeda dirty bomb inside those bubble-packs with faraway foreign addresses like Saginaw, Michigan or Sausalito, California. I ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Guantanamo's Final Days, For Better Or Worse

    Our sister paper, the Miami New Times, has done an in-depth look at the last days of the prison at Guantanamo Bay.A reporter was there for the last hearing at the camp -- involving the youngest detainee -- and when the order to close it came down the next day.The article, linked here, shows there ar ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Good Morning, Houston -- You're A Target

    It's near-freezing, there's a huge accident causing traffic nightmares, half the workforce has called in gay  (and half the others are coming in with hugely contagious flu symptoms just to show they're not gay), so who needs bad news?Houston, apparently.A Washington radio station has talked to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Sam Houston's Not The First Politician To Be In A Cheesy Ad

    If you needed any more evidence that Comcast was an agent of evil on par with Al Qaeda or whomever makes those peanut-butter-filled pretzels, look no further than the cable company's inescapable local commercials featuring Sam Houston. The former Texas President/Governor is shown engaging in a varie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    A Handy Guide To Terror Targets In Houston

    Sometimes it seems like organizations that want to protect Americans from terrorism end up doing all the terrorists' research for them. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, has compiled a handy guide to the nation' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    Balls...Hair Balls: Best Bond Villains

    In compiling a list of the best Bond baddies, one has to establish a few parameters. For starters, you must take into account the bad guy's ultimate objective, weighting plans for global conquest/destruction more heavily than mere monetary gain. Then there are more esoteric factors, like background, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    ICE Raids Getting Flack

    You’d think that deporting felons would get you a round of applause. Well, not if you’re in Houston. Local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced last week that they returned almost 15,800 undocumented workers to their home countries during the last fiscal year. Of those, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008
  • Culture

    August 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Shelby Sendelbach to Write a Letter of Apology. Love (for Alex) Conquers All.

    Looks like the fiasco in Katy – or at least one of them, we’re sure there are others – is over. Shelby Sendelbach, a.k.a. that girl who wrote “I love Alex” on the wall and got sent to an alternative school and wound up being all over the national media, now only has to write a letter of ap ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 17, 2007

    Guantnamo: Pictures from Home. Questions of Justice

    A FotoFest exhibition questions justice

  • Home Entertainment

    April 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    That Man Makes a Mean Lemonade

    And then Cheney proceeded to shoot the reporter in the -- ah, that's just too easy. So the Brits are going to start pulling out of Iraq. Somehow this is a good sign to Dick Cheney, or at least that's what he says in an exclusive interview with ABC News. (You gotta love the way ABC trumpets it as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Well, At Least He Did Better Than the Republicans

    Okay, really, you can only use the "shiite" joke once in a post, so we got nothing. The blogosphere is all abuzz about CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein's recent interview with Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who has been tapped by incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to head the Intelligence C ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006
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    October 12, 2006



  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Dear John

    Cialis pale moonlight John Cornyn river run dancing lightly cheap Viagra chipmunk dreams shotgun cake This week all eyes — okay, all pundit eyes — are on the Senate, where three Republican senators with military records are going to battle against President Bush over whether to forgo ... More >>

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    Girls Gone Wild

    It's a regular bacchanal in one small town

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    The Break-Up, with Clueless, Harris Newman and Swayback

    Sunday, March 20, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100.

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Horse Sense

    Locking horns with the Unicorns

  • Music

    September 11, 2003
  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003
  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • News

    March 13, 2003
  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Band of Brothers

    Local emocore rockers the Tie that Binds lose one sibling and add another

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
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    June 3, 1999
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