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Bill Clinton

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Does It Mean Anything to Be a Democrat Anymore?

    "The market is the best mechanism ever invented for efficiently allocating resources to maximize production . . . I also think there is a connection between the freedom of the marketplace and freedom more generally." -President Barack Obama We live in an era where income inequality is its grea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    DNC 2012: Who Had The Best Speech? Hint: Not The One Last Night

    Three completely different emotions and narratives of the United States unfolded in each of the keynote addresses this week at the Democratic National Convention by two presidents and one first lady. In a way, all the speeches were spectacular displays of poise, command of the issues, and sheer lika ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Giving Head: What Wine for Head Cheese?

    Of all the salacious nuggets that still thrill Babbo sycophants, the one that I regrettably can't erase from my memory is the tale of President Clinton and Mario Batali's testa, boiled pig's head. Evidently, in a celebration of the fratboy-sexist-misogynist mindset that drives the great brain (read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Other Bad Singing Politicians

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Politicians Singing: Where Does Colin Powell's "Call Me Maybe" Rank?

    In what was a surprising move, at least to us, former Secretary of State Colin Powell broke into a bit of this year's song of the summer, "Call Me Maybe," today on whatever CBS is calling its morning show these days. Let's just say he didn't nail it. But was it the worst stab at singing by a moder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Who Should Induct Axl Rose And Guns N' Roses Into The Rock Hall?

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is coming up quick on April 14, and the presenters for the event have been announced, except for one artist. Just who will speak about and induct Guns N' Roses? Who is even qualified? Rapper Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, while funnyman Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Executive Entertainers: America's Most Musical Presidents

    Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Miley Cyrus Has Company: Some Surprising Pot Smokers

    ​Miley Cyrus' 19th birthday party was taped and the video revealed her admission that she is a stoner. On her 18th birthday, Cyrus was filmed smoking salvia. This upset fans, but it especially upset parents. No parent wants to see their child's Disney idol bragging about puffing the magic dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The Song Stylings Of The Modern Presidents

    For reasons better not gone into, Rocks Off has been running around YouTube searching for presidents singing, rapping, and otherwise making music, and YouTube delivered as usual. It's like the Web site is a kind of third-rate God that answers every prayer, but only with penis jokes and Rick Astley, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    8 Memories from Congressional Page Land: Sandwiches with the Speaker, Shaking Bill Clinton's Hand and Stealing KFC Decals

    Qui-Gon in your room?​Today, it was announced that the House of Representatives Page Program, a program both steeped in history and marred by scandal, is coming to an end. According to USA Today, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cited the $5 million annual expenditu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Disastrous Modern-Day Presidential Decisions Not Involving Iraq or Vietnam

    Ronald and Nancy Reagan face the consequences.​Making tough decisions is what being a president is all about. But sometimes those decisions backfire. Sometimes the backfire hurts only the president who made the decision; sometimes it hurts a whole lot of other people. Here are five most disas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?​Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Retires: Five Career Highlights

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced she will not seek re-election to the Senate, probably a wise move after conservatives sensed blood in the water after her disastrous gubernatorial campaign. KBH's three terms in the Senate were somewhat odd in that she never made all that much of an impres ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010

    Soweto Gospel Choir

    Let the spirit move you

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Local Gays Marching For Obama On Inauguration Day

    The gays haven't exactly been pleased by Barack Obama since he chose Christian conservative Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. But Obama's inauguration parade will be the first to have an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group -- the Lesbian and Gay Band Association ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008
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    October 7, 2008

    Bill Clinton Coming to Town for Chris Bell

    Over the recent years, a number of politicians (including Democrats) have distanced themselves from our former president, Bill Clinton, fearing his reputation would somehow rub off on them. But Chris Bell, now running in a November 4 special election for Texas Senate in District 17, is made of tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008
  • Film

    February 14, 2008

    Definitely, Maybe is Absolutely, Positively Rewarding

    Can't get enough of Bill Clinton? Have we got a movie for you.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Haddaway Go Away

    Leave it to the ad wizards on Madion Avenue to dredge up the sins of our pop-music past. This year's Super Bowl was an upset, and I'm not just talking about the Giants shooting down my beloved Patriots. The worse atrocity was commercials this year featuring odd musical fumbles and questionable plays ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    A Woman in Charge author Carl Bernstein

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells all in a Hillary Clinton biography

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Command Performance

    Bill Clinton wakes 'em up, for a while, at Rice

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2005

    Mr. Saturday Night

    Darrell Hammond makes a good impression at the Laff Stop

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Is This Guy Too Smart to Be Mayor?

    Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Tales of Rail

    Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Racket

    Cedric Turner ventures into an abyss far deeper than ones traveled by most bluesmen

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Mid-Summer Daydreams

    The Democratic Party chief is full of promises -- and attitude

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Spring Time for Ben and Betti?

    Time's running out on commutation efforts

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Billie's Last Convention Summer

    The queen of Texas liberals hands over her reign

  • Dining

    October 14, 1999

    Tray Magnifique

    Cafeterias don't get any better than Cedars

  • News

    August 19, 1999
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    February 4, 1999

    The Wooden Indian Ticket?

    A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Which Bug Gets the Gas?

    Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style

  • News

    February 19, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help

  • News

    July 3, 1997
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    May 1, 1997
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    October 3, 1996
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    May 23, 1996
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    August 31, 1995
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    June 29, 1995

    Echo Chamber

    Talk radio talks to itself for argument's sake

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • News

    September 29, 1994

    Scary Tales from the Tapes

    Cisneros and Medlar conduct a seminar on realpolitik

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