Crispus Attucks, the namesakeIt took a while, but the spirit of Crispus Attucks -- the first casualty of the Boston Massacre, who happened to be black -- has finally worked its way into the Tea Party: Founded by über-conservative pundit and apparent uppercase "C" fan, Anita MonCrief, ... More >>
Dan Patrick: FINALLY the Tea Party will be heard in TexasRight-wing radio guru Dan Patrick has announced the creation of a Tea Party Caucusfor the upcoming Texas legislative session.And no, "Tea Party Caucus" is not necessarily a synonym for "Texas Legislature," at least not yet."The Tea Party ha ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallIf the signs don't sway you, the poll watchers might.Polling stations around Houston have turned into bastions of controversy this week: Fourteen reported incidents Monday and another that Hair Balls heard about on Wednesday in south Houston near Gulfgate. There are few d ... More >>
Comic sans to the rescue!We have stayed away from the ongoing battle over voting-fraud allegations in Harris County because it reminds us of that quote about college-faculty infighting: "Academic infighting is so vicious because the stakes are so low." But bring comic sans into the conversation, ... More >>
Rick Perry appeals to Move On, ACORN and Daily KosPeople, if there is one rule in life, it's this: If Rick Friggin' Perry thinks you've gone too far to the right, it's time to check yourself before you wreck yourself.Perry's office has just issued a statement saying the controversial new Arizona ... More >>
Photo by Marc BrubakerThe noise leading into the November election is only getting louder, as the dissent on the right side of the nation grows deafening. Yesterday on Discovery Green, a group of at least 1,000 Houston Tea Party supporters and some from other spaces in Texas converged to hold a T ... More >>
James O'Keefe became a right-wing icon when he exposed some idiots at ACORN via undercover video. (No telling how many ACORN offices he visited with his schtick before he found a victim, of course.)His hero image was tarnished a bit last week when he was arrested for entering the offices of Senat ... More >>
The Yes Men's cheerful quest for social justice.
Sam Houston Race Park has a new way of trying to entice customers to the park: radical, extreme political events wherein the office of the President of the United States will be disparaged and its occupant compared to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and whatever other figure talk radio comes up with.Th ... More >>
They say that any publicity is good publicity, so since KTRH-AM spends 15 hours a day talking about ACORN, it must be a good thing to have a business in Houston named Acorn International, right?Apparently not.Acorn International, which is a consulting firm, has posted a new message on its website ... More >>
Tomorrow is the big day: The Houston area will be the site of a dozen or so tea parties.They're going on all over the country. It's possible that the Fox News network might provide some coverage.The parties are to protest all that spending that's going on in Washington; you are no doubt familiar ... More >>
Would-be Hispanic homeowners find out they don't own as much as they thought they did
Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.
Babe's shirt goes in the cards