To say the United States' relationship with North Korea is less than cordial would be a bit of an understatement. A draconian cesspool of a society with nuclear weapons perpetually aimed our way, North Korea and its leadership (Kim Jong-un, yo!) represent the antithesis of everything the United Stat ... More >>
Over the weekend, the State Department shocked uptight old white people around the United States by announcing that expert on partying Andrew WK would be bringing the party to Bahrain as a cultural ambassador.
In the world we live in, this shouldn't be all that shocking. President Obama is practica ... More >>
Who? Brandon Lemons is the man behind The Treaty Oak Collective, "a small record label/booking/promotion group here in Houston." He is also a member of Houston/Austin post-rock band Co-Pilot.
Home Base: Lemons lives in La Porte but works in Houston. "The Steamboat Ampworks shop is my home away ... More >>
Brandon Lemons is no stranger to the Houston music scene.
If you've been around long enough, you've most likely either seen a show he's organized, or, if you're a real club junkie, sat and had a beer (or three) with the guy once or twice at a venue around town.
The Silsbee, Tex. native bro ... More >>
Keystone XL: Coming to TexasHouston-based Cardno Entrix is the latest target of scrutiny in the newest allegations of cronyism surrounding TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline project. A group of U.S. senators has called for an investigation into the State Department's handling of the Keystone ... More >>
Before I turned it into banana-infused deliciousness, I tried Treaty Oak Platinum Rum for the first time recently. I now have a grand master plan to surreptitiously replace all the vodka in the world with this rum. The world will thank me for it.
With all its talk of "double filtered" this a ... More >>
DynCorp: WikiLeaks is not kindAnother international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police.
While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satelli ... More >>
James Baker: Not related to Velvet RevolverFinally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>
Josh Daniel: From the Press to some government jobIn a huge step down that can only be seen as evidence of incredible drug abuse or chronic ineptitude, a former Houston Press copy editor has become the new chief speechwriter for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Josh Daniel, who had been working ... More >>
Most times when you ask Houston lawyer/theologian Daniel Shea a question, you get a treatise in response, one that can take in everything from the Edict of Constantine and to the deeds of Admiral Rickover to the sins of many a modern-day bishop in the ongoing sex abuse scandal roiling the Rom ... More >>
Every politician these days is doing The Twitter, or having some unpaid intern blog for them. It's great if you're looking for the latest in boilerplate rhetoric.And then there's Texas State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, a Democrat from San Antonio.Check out his blog, Poli-Tex.Here's a note to former ... More >>
With the world media coming dangerously close to announcing that Hillary Clinton plans to accept the Secretary of State position in Barack Obama’s cabinet, Hair Balls thought we’d reach out to longtime Clinton-family ally and former Ambassador to the Bahamas under President Clinton, Houston ... More >>