Will Texas be Detroit 2.0 complete with village idiots?
It's no stretch to say Debbie Riddle is the female equivalent of Louie Gohmert. Both are the most notable proponents of the Terror Baby Theory, planting pregnant Hezbollah operatives just across the border. Both are aging Christianists with little interest in humility or discussion. Both are low-han ... More >>
Louis Gohmert doesn't need evidence. He doesn't need proof, or sourcing, or the ability to back up a claim with anything other than the vitriol in his voice and the consternation in his gut. All he needs is an idea, and a microphone, and away we go. Gohmert's idiocies idiosyncrasies have brought pl ... More >>
As we noted yesterday, State Rep Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) smacked open a hornet's nest of angry breastfeeding moms when she posted on Facebook her reasons for opposing a bill increasing breastfeeders rights. Riddle said the bill would make it easier to sue business owners who interrupted women bre ... More >>
You don't mess with moms. Especially if it's about breastfeeding. The Texas legislature is once again taking up the ticklish subject of whether moms should be able to breastfeed in public. Representatives like Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) are backing a bill that would allow business owners to be sued ... More >>
Hair Balls had been withholding our decision on the whole "should teachers bring guns to school" debate until we heard from State Rep. Debbie Riddle, who we've always considered a spiritual guide; a moral compass who always points to logic and reason. And now that she's announced her intent to intro ... More >>
That truck is no doubt filled with dehydrated, oxygen-starved illegalsSure, Rick Perry can swagger about a meaningless "sanctuary bill" to keep the brown hordes out of Texas, but if you want real action on illegal immigration, the place to go is Alabama. That state's governor, faced with the ... More >>
Things got a little odd on the floor of the Texas House this afternoon. As the Texas Tribune reports, and several media members are tweeting, female members are expressing outrage over the flyer to the right, with one calling it pornography. On the other hand, the one who referred to pornogr ... More >>
Tom DeLay: A conviction to go with the mugshotThere are still a couple days left for earthshaking stories to take place in 2010. But since most news is bad news, let's hope the worst is over. What were the top 10 news stories in Houston in 2010? We're so glad you asked, since we've worked up ... More >>
A Facebook crime spree.
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
It is its own Cliff's NotesDebbie Riddle, the state rep from Tomball who camped out in order to pre-file an Arizona-like immigration bill, and who is one of a triumvirate of Texas politicians to look utterly foolish being interviewed on CNN, has become a published author. Taking Back Your Co ... More >>
Texas State Representative, Leo Berman, you have joined the hallowed ranks of Congressman Louie Gohmert and your colleague Debbie Riddle: You have been utterly humiliated on CNN. Berman, as we reported earlier, has introduced a "birther" bill in the Lege, demanding that no candidate can get a Texan ... More >>
Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.
Debbie Riddle -- You've been out-wingnutted!!We're just days away from the 2010 Turkeys of the Year issue, where we honor what is best in Turkeydom for the past year. This will be our eighth edition of the awards, and as always competition is stiff. Building up to the grand announcement of th ... More >>
Debbie Riddle's got a full plateMonday was the first day to pre-file bills for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature, and Tomball State Rep. Debbie Riddle famously camped out to get first crack at things. She filed nine bills. Not all of them deal with the Brown Menace attacking the ... More >>
And so it begins. Today is the first day Texas legislators can pre-file bills for the upcoming session, and Tomball State Rep. Debbie Riddle, apparently in fear she might be kidnapped by illegals before getting her chance to shine, camped out in front of the clerk's office so she could be first on l ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyNo treading allowedOn Saturday afternoon I visited the North Houston Tea Party's "I Will Vote" rally, held at the Sam Houston Race Park. This was my second Tea Party rally in six months, following on the heels of the one in April at Discovery Green where my photographer was ... More >>
You thought Texas came off bad on Anderson Cooper's show Wednesday when Tomball state rep Debbie Riddle blabbered on incomprehensibly about Terror Babies?It got worse for Texas last night.
State Rep Debbie Riddle doesn't need career advice from us. But if she were to ask, we'd tell her stay the hell off CNN. Stick to Fox News.Riddle went on Anderson Cooper's show last night and -- well, she showed the nation the Debbie Riddle we have come to know and be horrified by here in Houston.
Photo by Paula BeltránPat Lykos, flanked by representives from the city and countyIt's gotten tougher to be a fugitive sex offender in Harris County, a group of law enforcement officials announced Monday.The three main local agencies dealing with sex offenders are merging their databases and mon ... More >>
Live! From Houston! It's Tuesday Night Live In Jerusalem!!Houston is the first stop for Israeli TV hosts Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel as they take Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem across the United States. "We want to give an empowering, uplifting, inspiring message about Israel. And the ... More >>
Looks like State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) is not without a morbid sense of irony. In order to celebrate all the bills she killed this session, she’s holding an town hall meeting in a funeral home. Among her slaughtered prey were a journalist shield law and a bill to create a statewide inn ... More >>
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