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Mitt Romney

  • Film

    November 28, 2013

    Stallone Tries to Make a Star out of Statham in Homefront

    Statham is an action lover's last hope, like it or not.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    When Politicians Lie, Here's How Journalists (and You) Should Correct Them

    It is a commonplace that politicians will spin facts to their benefit. Indeed, politicians have been known to stretch the truth so far that it reaches into "that is simply false" territory. "Truthiness" it's called. And it is not limited solely to politicians. Even more disconcerting is that social ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 26, 2013
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    April 29, 2013

    The 5 Dumbest West Fertilizer-Plant Explosion Conspiracy Theories On The Web

    Investigators are nowhere near declaring what caused the explosion of the fertilizer factory in West April 17. Other investigators, however, have come to their own conclusions, or raised their own questions. Their own nutty, farcical, inane conclusions and questions. They are the West Truthers on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    10 of Our Favorite Parody Songs to Celebrate the Day They Became Fair Use

    On this day in 1994 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that parodies, commercial or non-commercial, do not violate copyright law. 2 Live Crew had applied for permission to parody Roy Orbinson's "Oh Pretty Woman," but were refused. They made the song anyway, and after a quarter of a million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Projection: Social Media Wins Big in 2012

    Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up.You disgust me.— Victoria Jackson (@vicjackshow) November 7, 2012 Amidst the pundits and the graphics and the touch screen monitors and the iPads strapped to the arms of The Daily Show's John Oliver, probably the most watched network on election ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    A Bite Into Election Night: What the Different Parties Will Be Eating

    As America is busy keeping an eye on the 2012 Presidential Election -- an election that's shaping up to be one of the closest battles for the presidency in U.S. history -- we're occupied contemplating what the people of the different parties will be munching on during Election Night (today, for thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    A Gallery Of U.S. Presidents Working On Their Fitness

    I don't know about you guys, but when I looked at the crop of Republican presidential candidates about a year ago, as the media and primary wars waged on, I could only think about what they would look like jogging or working out. It's a hidden hot-button issue. Depraved, mindless people like me vote ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Nine Awful, Terrible, "What Were They Thinking?" Political Halloween Masks

    You're deep into your Halloween plans, possibly distracted by the presidential race. Or possibly not. Should you combine the two and do your trick-and-treating dressed as one of the leading pols of the day? You might want to think twice about your answer. A survey of Halloween websites shows that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Cover Story: A Clash Of Millionaires Among The Mansions Of Shadyside

    I've been called a number of things throughout the course of reporting a story -- "pontificating punk" may be my personal favorite -- but something I've rarely been called is naive. Until, that is, I started working on this week's cover story, The Battle Of Remington Lane. I didn't know how danger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    What's Beef? Houston's Wine-O Says "Happy Birthday T.I.," Doesn't Mean It

    If you want to have a squabble with a rapper, you're going to need just cause. And Houston's own Wine-O believes he has all the right in the world to set his sights on T.I. Known mostly for being a feared presence on a microphone and in stature, Wine-O has come out of his own "retirement" to take a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Doughbeezy, Chingo Bling, Niceguys Hope to Make Voting "Hip and Fun"

    The election is coming, and even in such a polarizing political climate exemplified by Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks that dominated news about the presidential campaign last week, far too many people can't be bothered to vote. Disenfranchisement -- a $10 word that not only means you can't or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Do You Want To Be LMFAO's Redfoo For Halloween?

    I know a lot of you have barely gotten over your summer hangovers, so the mere thought of anything Halloween-related seems gross and premature, but the folks at Target don't care, so they have already rolled out their Halloween gear. And some of their Christmas stuff too, in case you wanted to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Thus Endeth The Republican Convention: The Best Of Our Miami Sister Paper's Coverage

    Florida has survived the 2012 Republican National Convention, which perhaps should not surprise too many people because Florida has always shown a knack for surviving whatever gets thrown at it. Even if it's Clint Eastwood arguing with a chair. The RNC was in Tampa, but our sister paper Miami New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Ted Cruz & The GOP Convention Playbook

    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 or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    RNC Hoopla: Ted Cruz Saying Stupid Things, Fitting in Just Fine

    Ah, the Republican National Convention. Glitz. Glamour. Ted Cruz -- our newly-anointed Texan conservative savior -- saying really dumb things. And Christianity. Lots and lots of Christianity. But first, back to Cruz, who's scheduled to address the convention tonight. So here's the deal: This is his ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012

    Barbarians in the Ivory Tower

    America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    GOP Senate Candidate Ted Cruz, In Fact, Rich As Sh*t

    Last week, after it came out that Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is worth an astonishing $177 million and would become the third-richest member of the U.S. Senate if elected to a body that has at least 54 millionaires, there was one word local media employed to describe his competitor Ted Cruz's fina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    10 of the Most Painful Joe Biden Gaffes

    Yesterday at Houston's NAACP rally, Vice President Joe Biden gave a well-received speech arguing that a Mitt Romney presidency would hurt the black community. As expected, the audience liked him a lot more than Romney, who got booed during his appearance last week for his opposition to Obamacare. Pe ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    NAACP Pledges "Strong Support" For Controversial AG Eric Holder

    It was on and then off. When it was back on, it was on. Kind of. Mid-morning Tuesday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder, who had canceled his Monday appearance on account of an airplane delay, addressed the delegates of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People meeting ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    Phone Yawns

    Checking your cell.

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Aliens Welcome: A Playlist for World UFO Day

    Having grown up on Unsolved Mysteries and Time-Life books... as well as being completely ignorant of organized religion, my head is full of a thousand examples of Fortean phenomena, unexplainable happenings, and tales of a eldritch and incomprehensible world that gnaws at the edge of reality like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    What If Rick Perry Wasn't Rick Perry? He'd Be Kicking Obama's Ass, For One Thing

    What if Rick Perry had never said, "Oops"? What if he could have, for Christ's sake, just remembered that he had wanted to gut the Department of Energy? What if he hadn't climbed into a tan coat and Brett Favre jeans and released that abominable Youtube video -- you know, the gay one. &nbs ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012

    When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

    Whether it's a coupon-clipping, back-to-nature guy escaping the rat race, or someone certain we're on the brink of war or a future in which Barack Obama has taken away our guns, preppers are ready. The rest of us, maybe not so much.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    The World Needs Ten Gotye Remixes? Really? Aight.

    Mitt Romney, bath salts, bacon sundaes, and celebrities from the '80s dropping like flies. If you haven't noticed by now, shit is rough in 2012. It could even be our very last year on this dirtball, if you listen to shoddy Mayan lore, late-night AM radio, and that one dude on the History Channel who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Politicians Singing: Where Does Colin Powell's "Call Me Maybe" Rank?

    In what was a surprising move, at least to us, former Secretary of State Colin Powell broke into a bit of this year's song of the summer, "Call Me Maybe," today on whatever CBS is calling its morning show these days. Let's just say he didn't nail it. But was it the worst stab at singing by a moder ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing the Line: Welcome Back, Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing The Line: Days of Rage

    The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    Protecting Gay Kids

    Schools are finally getting tougher on gay bullying.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Gay Bullying: Efforts To Fight It Are Improving

    Being gay in the harsh environment of high school or college can be difficult and depressing. It's been that way for years, as a gay classmate of Mitt Romney found out. While the problem is still persistent, efforts to fight it have become both more widespread and more effective. It's a developmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Outernational Brings The Fight To House Of Blues Tonight

    Coupled with dynamic rhythms that somehow flow together like streams of water, their ripped-from-the-headlines lyrics of liberation struggle had the audience literally -- at least in the case of one wild fan in a Mexican wrestling mask -- hanging from the rafters. -- Nick Turse, Village Voice Mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    For May Day: The Nine Leaders Of The USSR, Ranked On Hotness

    Tomorrow is May Day. It doesn't mean a lot in the U.S., but in many nations it's their version of Labor Day. Back in the day, when there was such a thing as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, May Day was a big, big deal. Soviet leaders would stand on a huge stage as mighty missiles, demonstra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Why Taking The Piss Out Of Your Most Beloved Musicians Is Healthy

    A few days back I wrote a less-than-excited review of Bruce Springsteen's latest album, Wrecking Ball. The Boss' official Twitter account has been retweeting every hyperbolic 140-character superfan review of the new disc. One guy claimed that Wrecking Ball made him sob on the side of the highway for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    The Rick Perry Comeback: The Chart Mitt Romney Doesn't Want To See

    The GOP is still stumbling about, looking for someone to run against President Obama. After vastly outspending his opponent, frontrunner Mitt Romney managed to eke out a victory in his home state. And it was over an all-but-demonstrably certifiable opponent. That's not good. So the "GOP Establishm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Last Night: Dropkick Murphys At House Of Blues

    Dropkick Murphys House of Blues February 28, 2012 Check out photos of last night's sold out Dropkick Murphys show at House of Blues. Everybody's Irish at a Dropkick Murphys show. Tuesday night at House of Blues, Rocks Off saw more shamrock-festooned gear and Boston Red Sox caps than should normall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    In Other News, LMFAO Is Big Enough To Play Toyota Center Now

    So this past week I was in Las Vegas for a friend's bachelor party. Standard dude stuff: Plenty of gambling, embittered ATM withdrawals, inordinate amounts of cursing, and the ever-present din of LMFAO at most every turn. I think at one point I heard their "Sexy And I Know It" in the restroom of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Presented (Almost) Without Comment: Brigham Young University and Blackface

    How do students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah celebrate Black History Month? Well, mostly they don't. Obviously. There are roughly 176 African-American students out of the 30,000 kids at Mitt Romney's alma mater. (Surprisingly, one of those black students actually made it into the video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    10 Rock Stars the GOP Should Nominate for President

    As the 2012 presidential race begins to heat up in earnest, Rocks Off can't help but feel that the front-runners for the Republican nomination are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Call it star power. Call it sex appeal. Whatever it is, these guys ain't got it. If the GOP is serious about wresti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Zombies & Texans: This Week In Houston Rap Videos

    ​Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Rocks Off Picks The GOP Theme Songs

    ​Now that the Iowa Caucus has narrowed down the field a bit, we would like to take this opportunity to offer some advice to the remaining candidates for the Republican nomination to vie with president Obama in the November election. What you guys need is some catchy theme songs, and we have so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Donald Trump for President: Texas's Voice Shall Be Heard

    Trump 2012: He's aerodynamic!​The biggest political news of the moment isn't the Iowa caucuses, because all of us Real Amurricans already know Rick Perry is about to shock all those naysaying know-it-all Beltway elites. The big news came over the holiday weekend: An independent party supporti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Rick Perry: Maybe "Ponzi Scheme" Isn't the Slogan to Win the White House

    New poll suggests the answer is "no."​Yes, Public Policy Polling is a Democratic outfit, but nevertheless their new poll released today has some interesting tidbits. "In just three weeks Barack Obama has nearly doubled his lead over Rick Perry," said Dean Debnam, PPP president. "That would se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Worst Part Of Parenting? The TV Shows.

    Don't believe the hype.​Being a parent is tough, especially when the kids are toddler age or thereabouts. You're basically on 24-7 suicide watch while the little hobgoblins cram everything they find into their mouths and clamber to the top of the bookshelves, while at the same time you try to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Trump's Out -- Bridging the 2012 Asshole Gap

    Now we'll never know what his currency would have looked like.​With apologies to Richard Adams: My heart has joined the Thousand. Donald Trump stopped running today: "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency," Trump announced in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    National Journal Ranks Rick Perry 11th In The 2012 Stakes

    Answer: Probably not​It's never too early to begin the horse-race punditry on the 2012 presidential race, and National Journal has taken on the job. They've published their rankings of who's likely to get the GOP nod, and -- in what's good news for America but bad for Texas -- Rick Perry come ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008
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    January 16, 2008
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