Paul Burka

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Bye, Bye Rick Perry: How Ted Cruz Became Texas' Most-Important Republican -- and He's Not Even Elected!

    Rick Perry, it's so over. Sure, you've been fun. Hell, you've been great to us here at Hair Balls. Like that time you thought Solyndra, a solar company, was a country? Or, when you applauded George W. Bush for all his work defending us from freedom? Oh, man. That was a good one. And just recently wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Ted Cruz: First Intellectual Tea-Partier Ever

    Last night, as we watched Sarah Palin bloviate on Fox News -- yes, doubtful reader, we do under highly unusual circumstances tune in to Fox News -- we were struck by something. Ted Cruz, compared to virtually every single Tea Party member on this green earth like Palin, is really damn articulate. Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Let the PerryMania Begin!!

    It's twue! It's twue!​Everyone is reporting it: Rick Perry's spokesman says he will announce his intent to run for president this weekend. The suspense is over!! It looks like he'll announce it in visits to the early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire, according to the Associ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Sharon Keller: Texas Supreme Court Bravely Upholds Slap On The Wrist She Got

    She'll always have her Turkey of the Year award​Sharon Keller, presiding judge for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was barely, barely punished in connection with a famous incident where she told lawyers trying to file appeals for a Death Row inmate "We close at 5." Hours later, the man was ex ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Welcome to Arizona

    Judge who helped BP went on junket party on their tab.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Inside Aggieland with a Corps of Cadets-Inspired Resignation

    ​It's been about a month since Texas A&M named its new president, following the resignation of Elsa Murano, and some of the heaviest fall out has surrounded the Corps of Cadets. The day after R. Bowen Loftin was given the job in January as the university's president, Lieutenant General Joh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Best Barbecue Sandwich in Texas

    I'm saying the Bohemian Special at Mustang Creek B-B-Q on Highway 59 in Louise is the best barbecue sandwich in Texas. It excels by virtue of architecture alone--a mound of sliced brisket is topped with lengthwise slices of smoked Prasek's sausage and topped with thick raw onion slices and dill pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008