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John McCain

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2014
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    July 21, 2011

    Rick Perry's Prayerapalooza: Let The Whitewashing Begin!

    ​Sharp eyes at the Austin American-Statesman have noticed something different about the home page for the epic Houston prayer meeting called The Response: It seems to have been scrubbed. The page no longer includes a list of "endorsers," several of whom drew criticism for being frothing luna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Sarah Palin Sneak Preview: The Agony of The Undefeated

    That word you keep using...​There was an advance screening last night of The Undefeated, the new film by Stephen K. Bannon that traces the rise of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin from her early years as mayor of Wasilla to John McCain's 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate to her new status as ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    For Five Bucks I'd...

    What Texans would do for a Lincoln

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    October 21, 2010

    Harris County Warns: Don't Wear Your McCain Shirt To The Polling Place

    Can I get this in a large?​As controversy continues over aggressive poll-watching in minority areas, the Harris County Clerk's office has put out a bulletin outlining what is and isn't proper to do in voting locations.Spokesman Hector DeLeon highlights areas of the election code and then expounds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Dave Mustaine, Johnny Ramone, ZZ Top And A Few Other Right-Wing Rockers

    ​ Most people wouldn't associate right-wing conservative politics with dirty rock and rollers, but you would be surprised. Not all rock cats are card-carrying communists and lily-livered liberals trying to save the sacred animal of the week and converting their buses to biodiesel. In fact, many ol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Bobby Lee

    Connie Chung never looked so good - or so funny

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The Rockets, Joining The Pantheon Of Those Who Gave Up Surprising Momentum

    Hey, how'd those Rockets do last night?!Oh.In case you missed it, Our Rockets (and by "Our," we mean "team we started cheering for a week ago"), got shellacked by the Lakers 118-78. Everyone had expected the injury-riddled Houston team to lose like that -- in Sunday's game, which they had won.That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    A Pardon For Galveston's Jack Johnson? McCain's On It

    Senator John McCain is announcing today that he wants President Obama to issue a pardon for Jack Johnson, the "Galveston Giant" who ruled boxing's heavyweight division in the early 20th Century and was convicted of transporting a woman across state lines to get him some.Because McCain is all about t ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 29, 2009
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    January 23, 2009

    Remix Rev. Joseph Lowery's Inaugural Benediction

    America is now basking in the glow of our new President and his hottie of a First Lady. That is if you aren't Sean Hannity, Michael Berry or John McCain, we guess. The whirlwind inaugural festivities and musical performances are slowly fading from memory as the new administration gets its bearings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Where To Indulge Your Obama-Mania In Houston

    No one's going to be getting much work done around 11 a.m. Houston time tomorrow.That, of course, is when John McCain will be sworn in as the nation's first old-white-guy President; assuming you're down from the amazing high of Sunday's Lee Greenwood/Hank Williams Jr. concert at the Mall, you'll wan ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    A Hold-Out In The Obama-McCain Election

    The morning commute into town left me near a late-model Range Rover, bottle-blonde, soccer-mom Tanglewood type at the wheel.The luxury car featured two bumper stickers: One, a small decal with the McCain logo and a big drawing of kissy lips that said "Read My Lipstick." Sort of clever, if you're the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Sam Houston's Not The First Politician To Be In A Cheesy Ad

    If you needed any more evidence that Comcast was an agent of evil on par with Al Qaeda or whomever makes those peanut-butter-filled pretzels, look no further than the cable company's inescapable local commercials featuring Sam Houston. The former Texas President/Governor is shown engaging in a varie ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    The McCain-est County

    Not a Democratic year in King County

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Photos from McCain's Party in Arizona

    Our sister paper Phoenix New Times has plenty of photos from John McCain's party last night at the Biltmore Resort. Click here for the goods. -- Keith Plocek

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    The Most McCain County In Texas

    Nationwide county-by-county results are available on lots of interactive maps on the web. we used one to find that -- as far as some quick cursor-rolling can determine -- the biggest McCain vote in Texas, percentage-wise, came from King County in the southern Panhandle. Ninety-three percent of King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008
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    November 5, 2008

    Drunk the Vote

    It was a close race at The Flying Saucer, but Barack Obama managed to win the downtown-drinker vote 1,459 to 1,271. The Main Street bar held its own pint-by-pint poll for 2008. The contest started in early September and allowed patrons the option of ordering their beer in a $5 pint glass with eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Six Ways You Know Obama Has Won

    The election, by all accounts in the media, is over. Barack Obama has won. There will be no hanging chads, no recounts, no doubt. He can indeed start measuring those damn drapes John McCain was always talking about. And America feels different today. How do we know? Six ways you can tell: 6. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Candidate Cocktails on Election Day 2008

    When it's time to break up the fistfights and inject a little levity into your election-watching party, try handing out stiff cocktails and finger foods. (It's hard to fight with both hands full.) Be sure to give the food items and drinks disarmingly silly names. Right wings, hero sandwiches, and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Scenes From The Polls: The GOP In The Fifth Ward!

    It was an early day of voting for Nino and Anita Garcia. The 64-year-old Nino, retired from the Army, dropped his wife off at Scroggins Elementary in the Fifth Ward at about a quarter to six. As a judge, Anita had to check the seals on the machines, put up signs and sample ballots, and generally ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Houston Astrologers Pick The Presidential Race

    Some of you nervously awaiting the presidential election are lying fetal, with some type of bottle in your mouth (Dems, most likely); some of you are side-swiping every car you see with an opposing candidate’s bumper sticker (Reps, you betcha). But I’m here to tell ya: You’re not going to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Houston Doomed If Obama Wins

    Douglas MacKinnon is a former press secretary for Bob Dole; he's now a political columnist and talking head. He obviously takes a GOP view of things, but in his latest column he offers a compelling reason for Houstonians to vote for John McCain -- if they don't, the Galleria will blow up. MacKinno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Memorial & Hunters Creek Village -- The Real America

    Human Events has released its latest Top Ten list, in this case the top ten zip codes in terms of donations to John McCain. On the list at Number 8 -- Our very own 77024. It's given $540,309 to the McCain campaign. It's right behind 75205 in "Dallas" (actually Highland Park & University Park) and ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008
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    October 22, 2008

    John McCain: Friend Of Vets? Not So Much

    Our sister paper, the Phoenix New Times, has just released a massive investigation of John McCain's work to help veterans. And although McCain tends to wax eloquent on the trail about his service record and his belief in taking care of those who fought for this country, the record is somewhat diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop and the Election, Wu-Tang Clan, Danity Kane, The Kanye

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week Mista Smashsational feat. Buk, "On Patron" Wire To Wire BET named Weezy F. Baby named Lyric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Chronicle Hops On The Obama Bandwagon

    Eyebrows were raised all around Houston -- really!! We saw one!! -- when the Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama for president, their first Democratic-presidential endorsement since LBJ (What, Dukakis didn't excite them?) Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith predicted that all five of the state's to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Texas' Own Joe The Plumber

    If you watched last night's presidential debate, you know who the star was -- Joe The Plumber. He's a fellow in Ohio who's worried about taxes. His name was invoked no less than 15 times by Republican nominee John McCain, who is using him as sort of an Everyman in the discussion over Barack Obama's ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2008

    John McCain's Neglected Veterans

    The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Five Spot: John McCain Don't Need No Stinking Foo Fighters

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Those stodgy Foo Fighters are all up in arms again. Apparently, they're pissed about "The Maverick," John McCa ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 2, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    Will Rappers Cost Obama the Election? Will Big & Rich Cost McCain the Election?

    Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though MC after MC has supported Obama with endorsement tracks, the big-ups at this point are likel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008
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    September 5, 2008

    Nice Try: Bob Barr Wants John McCain and Barack Obama Thrown Off the Texas Ballot

    Life’s tough for a third-party candidate. It’s even tougher when the big boys don’t play by the rules, which is what Libertarian presidential hopeful (doubtful?) Bob Barr is alleging. Barr has threatened “serious legal consequences” should Barack Obama and John McCain be allowed on the T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
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    August 15, 2008

    Kirbyjon Caldwell Loves Bush, Hates McCain

    Kirbyjon Caldwell, the Houston pastor who presided over Jenna Bush's wedding, has made it clear his love of Republicans doesn't extend to presumptive GOP nominee John McCain. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Caldwell let it rip, breaking out the hate just because McCain attended a biker rally in So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    McCain Supporters to Meet in Some Kingly Digs

    A first meeting of "The Houston John McCain Supporters Group" has been announced, an invitation-only event where fans of the GOP candidate can discuss the race. Where will it be held? The Vietnam Elvis Museum, of course. Or maybe not "of course"; we really don't know. But that's where it's being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Pride Parade, La Carafe, Frank's Pizza, Stone Temple Pilots and Houston Astros

    We hope everyone had a loud and proud weekend. We sure did, and we'll have a wrap-up of Saturday's Houston Pride Parade festivities in a little bit. Promise. 1:17 a.m. at La Carafe Photog Bill Olive hit up Market Square for a glass of wine... 2:04 a.m. at Frank's Pizza ...and a slice of 'za ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008
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    June 30, 2008
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    June 17, 2008

    John McCain in Houston

    The presumptive Republican nominee and his backers came to the downtown Hilton earlier today to talk energy policy. McCain got plenty of applause when he called for more offshore drilling (big surprise here in Houston) and when he compared his opponent's policies to those of Jimmy Carter. We got pho ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    Electile Dysfunction

    Houston’s very own political provocateurs — Radio Music Theatre

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008
  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Bush vs. McCain

    A shot of Texas Shrub with a Budweiser chaser

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    This Bud's for John

    John McCain's family

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Reel Worlds

    Houston mines international gold with the Pan-Cultural Film Festival

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    News Hostage

    A Book Is a Book

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