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 >>
My Way: An Autobiography
By Paul Anka with David Dalton
St. Martin's Press, 384 pp., $29.99
Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic ... More >>
Governor Rick Perry took time out of his busy schedule of telling the federal government to kiss his ass and whopping up on socialists to demand an apology from the President for remarks made by the U.S. Attorney General at the NAACP convention held in Houston last week. Apparently, Perry thought Ho ... More >>
Texas's strict new voter ID law, put in place by this past session's Tea Party legislature to stem the tidal wave of voter fraud that is actually not happening at all, has been blocked by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The new law unfairly targets Hispanic voters, the feds said.
"[T]he state has ... More >>
Eddie Robinson was one of the greatest head coaches in the history of college football. He overcame the misfortune of being born a black man in the Deep South during the worst years of Jim Crow to produce at Grambling one of the great programs in all of football history. He won over 400 gam ... More >>
A lot of rappers establish street cred by talking about hittin' licks and sellin' rocks. Chingo Bling raps about slangin' tamales and hot sauce -- which is what brought him to the Southern Foodways Alliance annual symposium last weekend.
Known as the Masa Messiah, or the Taquero Vaquero, or ... More >>
boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>
Houstonian showing Californians the wayCalifornians, those wacky folks, will be voting in November on a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana.Not medical marijuana, recreational marijuana.And they've got a Houstonian -- and his 80-year-old mother, who still lives here -- to thank.Richard ... More >>
Mark Kurlansky Author Mark Kurlansky worked as a journalist covering the Caribbean for several years. When he wanted to write a book about the Dominican Republic that showed the people that lived off the tourist routes, he decided the best way was to focus on one town and tell that town's ... More >>
"It may well be that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition is not the glaring noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the appalling silence of the so-called good people."- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.There's something so powerful about music. It gets us through life's bu ... More >>