Debbie Riddle

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Are Oil and Gas Just False Hope for Texas' Economic Glory?

    Will Texas be Detroit 2.0 complete with village idiots?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Debbie Riddle, Our Female Gohmert, Compares Pro-Choice Camp to Hitler

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    The Five Most Idiotic Things Louie Gohmert, Who Sees Radical Muslims Anywhere He Looks, Believes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    State Rep Debbie Riddle To Breastfeeding Hordes: Hey, "I Breastfed" Too!!!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Debbie Riddle's Facebook Page Gets Tsunami'd By Pissed-Off Breastfeeding Moms

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Guns in Schools: State Representative Debbie Riddle, Armed Teachers = Safe Schools

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Alabama Illegal Immigration Law: Texas Tea Partiers Can Only Look On In Awe

    That truck is no doubt filled with dehydrated, oxygen-starved illegals​Sure, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Texas State Reps Passing Around Porn, Colleague Says

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Houston Stories Of The Year

    Tom DeLay: A conviction to go with the mugshot​There 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 >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Juggalo Hijinks

    A Facebook crime spree.

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Comments Of The Day: Debbie Riddle, Author

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    State Rep Debbie Riddle's Magnum Opus (Of 96 Pages)

    It is its own Cliff's Notes​Debbie 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    State Rep. Leo "Birther Bill" Berman: CNN With Another Texas Beatdown

    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 >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

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    November 22, 2010

    Runner-Up Turkey of the Year: Debbie Riddle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    State Rep. Debbie Riddle's Pre-Filed Bills: A Sampling

    Debbie Riddle's got a full plate​Monday 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Tomball State Rep. Debbie Riddle: So Eager To File An Arizona-Like Immigration Bill, She Camps Out

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Tea Party: At The Race Track With George Washington

    Photos by Craig HlavatyNo treading allowed​On 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Louie Gohmert Makes Debbie Riddle Look Sane On CNN

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Debbie Riddle: For Your Own Sake, Avoid CNN

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Fugitive Sex Offenders Will Be Easier To Find, Officials Say

    Photo by Paula BeltránPat Lykos, flanked by representives from the city and county​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Israeli TV Show Is Taping In Houston And Honoring Right-Wingers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    Killer Rep

    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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    May 4, 2007
  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005

    Free to Jam

    Get the blues at the Eldorado Ballroom's Juneteenth Bash

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005

    Lost in the "Woods"

    Negative Space Gallery's new show has bark and bite

  • Culture

    October 11, 2001

    A Day in the Life

    ArtScan and Inman galleries look for art in the ordinary

  • Culture

    November 5, 1998

    Getting the Picture

    Winter Street Art Center focuses on photo-based art

  • Culture

    December 26, 1996

    Dumb and Dinky

    New micro-galleries may go for the small and the stupid, but hey, they're still a breath of fresh air