Glenn Beck

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    November 5, 2013

    Glenn Beck-esque Council Member Helena Brown Forced Into Runofff Against Brenda Stardig

    Controversial District A council member Helena Brown has been forced into a runoff against Brenda Stardig, a former holder of the seat. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting, Brown had 38 percent of the vote and Stardig 29 percent. Mike Knox had almost 20 percent. Brown needed to get more tha ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    A Redcoat in Patriotland: A Brit Visits the 2013 NRA Convention

    A gun-dumb Brit's journey into the heart of American gun culture.

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    June 5, 2013

    Cover Story: A Gun-Dumb Brit's Journey into American Gun Culture

    Just a few weeks ago, Houston played host to the NRA national convention, attracting gun lovers from across the country. Until just a few weeks ago, Gavin Cleaver, a British citizen who's lived in Dallas the last couple years, hadn't really ever touched a gun, other than a friend's handgun which h ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    The Five Most Bizarre Moments of the 2013 NRA Convention

    There were plenty of moments that you expect from an NRA Convention. You expect to see fear-based rhetoric with the best of them -- you count on hearing the murmurs of confiscation and tyranny, of the misguided concept that the only way to keep a government at bay is the 9mm wedged into your wife's ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Muse, Major Lazer, Pitbull, etc.

    Muse Toyota Center, March 12 The prospect of a new Muse album (The 2nd Law) was overshadowed by the band's dalliance with dubstep, which was a shame, but not surprising in the current musical climate. When one of the world's biggest stadium-rock bands' tinkering with electronics becomes a dealbreak ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 13, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the leftover Peeps are finally starting to develop that intriguing leathery outer shell. We started the week off right with some chickens. That's right, chickens. They're tasty, and tasty things come out of them. Plus if you live nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Five Best Glenn Beck Freakouts: We'll Miss You, Dude

    ​As he hinted at his Houston appearance, Glenn Beck, the face of Fox News to so many Americans who recoil in horror at Fox News, will be ending his TV show. He'll still do occasional specials, and tour, but your daily dose of Beckensian madness will no longer be on TV. We'll miss the freakou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    One Night with Glenn Beck: A Twitter Diary

    Photo by Craig HlavatyThey lined up to hear Glenn Beck.​Glenn Beck was in Houston on Friday for a stop on his current speaking tour, dubbed the "Glenn Beck Live On Stage!" tour; it was everything I hoped it would be, with a few twists and turns. As an observer of most things Tea Party and cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Glenn Beck Bringing the Circus, Pain to Town March 25

    Glenn Beck will be conspiratorially maudlin for you​On the night of March 25, Houston now has three choices. Do you go see Devo, the pioneering punk and New Wave group at Warehouse Live, or legendary folk offspring Arlo Guthrie at the House Of Blues, or spend an evening with powerhouse conserv ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Chris Baker Comes to KSEV: Another Attempt to Preach to Houston's Talk-Radio Choir

    Chris Baker is baaaack​Chris Baker, who was Houston's Glenn Beck before Glenn Beck really took off, is coming back to the local airwaves. Yet again. Baker, a superficial blowhard who in many ways -- none of them good -- epitimozes right-wing talk radio, will have a show on State Senator Dan P ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh: Ten Great Moments to Remember Him By

    Rush Limbaugh: A reasoned voice in a sea of shrill partisan rhetoric​Happy 60th birthday to the man who helped birth modern right-wing talk radio in the late '80s, and made the world safe for the dozens of like-minded and ratings-hungry guys who would follow in his footsteps, stomping on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Fatal Flaw

    ​Lennie Ambrose clued us into Food Insurance, a company that sells food that lasts at least 25 years, so customers can enjoy it while everyone else perishes due to end times. Something seemed a bit off about this concept, but we couldn't figure out what, until commenter CMN wrote in: If you'r ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    For When the End Comes: Food Insurance​ If I am not mistaken, it is Revelation 24:8 that says, "The ground opened and the great devil Beelzebub's thorny legs were cloaked in Pajama Jeans." With Billy Blanks Jr. now going even where his father dared not -- see the Hawaii Chair (click the video, it is so worth it) ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Why a Fire Gary Kubiak Rally is a Bad Idea

    Image courtesy of John RonaldSome rallies just have a way of coming together.​Seems like a lot of folks are down right pissed at Gary Kubiak these days. Texans owner Bob McNair doesn't appear to be among them, but our latest Death Watch has the poor guy on his last legs here and fans on sports ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Did you ever notice how internet memes make you laugh once and then disappear forever? Why is that?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we would pay more money than is reasonable to own rooftop Christmas decorations of Santa Claus and Jesus dueling the Grinch and ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Five Musicians Who Would Make Kick-Ass Parade Balloons​Rocks Off does not go to actual parades because we'll be damned if we'll waste clean pants on something that doesn't involve booze or Harry Potter, but we always make sure to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on the teletube. We are, however, getting a little sick ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    5 Ways To Make Twitter Really, Really Awkward For Your Friends

    Twitter: Five ways to fail​Twitter is a fun thing. We can keep up with our wittier friends, pry into the lives of our favorite celebrities, and know instantly when our favorite websites put up new content. People love to shit on Twitter, but how else would you see pictures of Piccadilly Circus ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Sane - and Afraid

    The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., leaves our correspondent hoping for true activism from the alleged silent majority.

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    November 1, 2010

    The Rally To Restore Sanity: Did It Succeed?

    Preaching to the choir?​What's the point?It was a question I asked myself more than once in the last month: while I was booking the hotel room, then sitting on the flight from Houston to Washington, DC, and finally walking with tens of thousands of others down Pennsylvania Avenue to attend the Ral ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Someday soon, all communication will be done through internet memes. I can haz nightmare dystopia?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where anything served on a bed of rocket will be loaded into our corporate trebuchet and launched at the Free Press building. We start ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Illegal Immigration: What Bikini Babes Have To Say About It

    But those damn aliens can't read English!!!​ The controversy over immigration into America has been discussed ad nauseam on TV, op-ed columns and books, but it is perhaps best dealt with via the medium of bikini-babe posters.At least that's the thinking of one Alan Sessarego, of Gettysburg, PA. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Glenn Beck Exposes A Houston Media Conspiracy, As Only He Can

    Glenn Beck cries for our sins​Last Friday, at a home in a quiet northwest Houston neighborhood, a 62-year-old woman opened a package containing what she thought was a box of chocolates. Unfortunately, it contained a pipe bomb: she took shrapnel to the face and was rushed to the hospital. Several d ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: A Fistful of Breakfast

    I love pre-diced ham. I'm a busy guy, I can't be using and then washing off knives all day.​You can't mention the concept of breakfast without someone near you piping up that it's the most important meal of the day. Well if it's so damn important, how come I sleep straight through it 95% of th ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 1, 2010
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    June 14, 2010

    The Week In TV: Boardwalk Empire And Bravo, Two Ends Of A Spectrum

    This guy has to be stopped.​The Cup is upon us, the spring season is definitely behind us, and I'm warning you: Don't tease the panther. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the World Cup started the other day. I was with friends at a Mexican restaurant when the USA-England game began, whic ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Twilight: Eclipse And Other Promising Summer Soundtracks

    ​Summer isn't just the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster films, it's also the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster soundtracks. Is Graeme Revell still dicking around with ProTools? He is? Oh, super! Anyway, ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    The Pope Problem

    Readers respond to "The Man Who Sued the Pope."

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    April 29, 2010

    Annise Parker Is Almost As Influential As Glenn Beck

    Time magazineAnnise Parker's official Time photo, looking stiff but proudly displaying comfortable shoes​Mayor Annise Parker is the 13th Most Influential or 13th Most Something, person in America, according to Time magazine.Time's 2010 list of "the people who most affect our world" is out, and fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Glenn Beck, Lowering The Standards For What Makes An "Honorary Texan"

    You know what you were needing right now?Video of a screaming Rick Perry making the sanity-challenged rube-riler Glenn Beck an "honorary Texan" in front of a yahooing crowd of East Texans.What, you didn't need that?

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    March 29, 2010

    The Week In TV: Time Runs Out for 24

    Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.​I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land: • As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Waiting Room: The Brand-New Health-Care Package Needs Its Own Soundtrack

    ​This past week, the health-care reform debate reached an end, as the bill was passed by Congress Sunday night and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. At stake was the health and well-being of millions of uninsured Americans who now stand to be covered by socialized governmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Henry Rollins Has A Lot To Say. Surprised?

    ​Since his debut in 1981 as Black Flag's fourth, last and best lead singer, Henry Rollins has been the emissary of intelligent hardcore punk rock and its accompanying ideals. Through his five-year history with the band, from the LPs Damaged to In My Head, he brought an animalistic, poetic spirit t ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Bad Day On The Political Trail: When Glenn Beck Sounds Saner Than You

    ​(Updated with Perry reaction)How do you know you're having a bad, momentum-killing day on the campaign trail?When you're forced to put out an official statement saying No, I don't believe 9/11 was an inside job.Debra Medina, who had been surging recently in polls of the GOP gubernatorial primary ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Bold and Fresh Tour: O'Reilly and Beck LIVE

    These right-wing heroes take to the big screen

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    December 23, 2009

    Be Careful Handling The Books In The Clute Library

    ​They're pissing on the library books in Clute.KTRK reports that vandals have been hitting the library recently, and residents are scratching their heads about it all."It just shows you where we are in the world today," one patron said.The station offered no information on exactly which books were ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    The Week In TV: Art of the Dushku

    We'll always have Bring It On...​I'm waiting for winter, I'm tired of Joseph Fiennes, and I can't stop raving about Wade Boggs' Carpet World. This was the week in TV Land: • I've been a little remiss in advising you to watch Parks and Recreation, which is my bad, as I heard a kid say the o ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Rocks Off Loves Muse - So What If Idiot-Arguer Glenn Beck Does Too?

    It's easy to forget that tonight another band is actually playing before U2 at Reliant Stadium. But Bono and the boys couldn't have found a better band to heat up their adoring throngs than space-rock overlords Muse. Hell, even conservative hand-wringer Glenn Beck likes them. We swear that that's n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009

    Rob Mungle/Nick Graza

    A local comedian stokes right-wing anger, but just for laughs

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    September 18, 2009

    The Rockets Go Communist In Their Search For Ticket Sales

    You've lost your best player to injury, you've lost the guy who thinks he's the best player to Advanced Wussiness Syndrome, you haven't got a decent big name to take the court for you next year: What are you gonna do if you're the Rockets?Pitch yourselves as "Red Nation," apparently.That's the new a ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2009
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    July 9, 2009

    Memories of Michael

    Also: Secessionist Session

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    July 6, 2009

    Houston's Tea Party: Yes, There Was One

    You probably didn't realize it, because the Left-Wing Socialist/Fascist Mainstream Media chose to ignore it, but there was yet another "Tea Party" in Houston over the weekend, which means another wacky, fun-loving combination of a) very odd people, and b) wildly overstated crowd estimates.Organizers ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Meeting Of The (Utterly Insane) Minds: Glenn Beck Interviews A Texas Secessionist From Houston

    Glenn Beck has stumbled onto an extremely lucrative shtick -- act like an insane man, and right-wing nuts will give you incredible ratings (for cable, anyway), they will throw money at you for your supremely silly books, they will take you seriously as a political analyst.Hard to believe, but true.B ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Glenn Beck

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    April 16, 2009

    First They Came For Our Teabags: The Slideshow

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttWe promised, and we are Promise Keepers! (of a sort).Here's the slideshow of the tea-party protest at Jones Plaza yesterday. Check to see if you made the cut. We are not responsible, however, if the fact that your photo is posted here puts you on a Department of Homeland S ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Hypin' Up Those Tea Parties

    Someone alert Kevin Whited at bloghouston! We're about to mention KTRH again!! (It always seems to annoy him greatly, pointing out how the city's once-proud and still-largest radio news station has become a mouthpiece for the GOP.)Anyway, the station's lead story today is, of course, the "tea partie ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Glenn Beck Takes a Break From the Economy; Talks with Marcus Luttrell, Former SEAL Who Chased Down Men Accused of Shooting His Yellow Lab

    If you have been listening to right-wing pundit Glenn Beck's daily syndicated radio show on 740 AM KTRH in the mornings or watching his Fox News Channel TV show in the evenings, no doubt you have heard the sad tale of former Navy SEAL and Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell. The distinguished war ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    KTRH Gives Up On The Extended-Morning-News Experiment, Goes Back To Choir-Preaching

    We noted in October that KTRH, pretty much the only news operation left on the AM dial, had expanded their morning news program by getting rid of San Antonio shouter Joe Pags' show.Sure, since then the expanded "news" hole was often filled by a chaotic hodgepodge of whatever guest the station's inte ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 29, 2007

    Mexican-American Culture

    Why do prietos always get the blame?

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