Ron Paul

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    August 23, 2013

    Ask Ron Paul (Almost) Anything On Reddit

    Ron Paul did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, and we over at Hair Balls are finding it to be a glorious exercise in that most ancient of arts, the political strip tease, the kind where they pretend to take it all off, but you never even see a sexy hairy political shoulder. The AMA started on Thursday ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The Republican Candidate's Guide To Picking Campaign Music

    This week Republicans from around the country gather in Florida to celebrate all things conservative and curse Issac for stealing the national spotlight. For me the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the true start of the presidential campaign season, the playoffs to the primaries' regular se ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    February 9, 2012

    Jack Donaghy Backs Romney: Our Favorite TV Characters Vote

    The Republicans are whittling down now to the bare bones. Not to discredit anyone, but the race is basically Rom vs. Newt for the win. While we don't really miss the circus show that was the Republican Party just a few short months ago, at least we had more options. Now that we are getting down to t ... 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

    November 9, 2011

    Mike Laster, Manuel Rodriguez Jr.: One Gay Elected, One Anti-Gay Bigot Re-Elected

    Mike Laster wins a council seat.​There weren't a ton of surprises in last night's elections; Annise Parker's barely escaping a runoff is likely getting the most notice, as it probably sets up a well-financed challenge in 2013. But there were some other things. Houston elected another openly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    James McMurtry Can Make It Here

    ​One of the truly gifted Texas songsmiths, James McMurtry has carved a nice, viable career out of great lyrics, stellar playing, hard touring, a good work ethic, and common sense. His last two studio albums, Childish Things (2005) and Just Us Kids (2008), established McMurtry as one of the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Rick Perry's Top 10 "Oh Faces": A Soundtrack

    mysanantonio.comGig 'em!​Once again, Texas is front and center on the national political stage, our spokesman an almost cartoon-like embodiment of every Lone Star stereotype: Fast-talkin', gun-lovin', bible-thumpin', boot-wearin', oil-worshipping, death penalty happy, larger-than-life right-wi ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    Kafka didn't respect bureaucracy. And now he's dead.​We've noticed that places with dirty kitchens can escape citation or closure even after pretty damning inspections, but establishments without the proper paperwork on hand are almost certain to face punitive measures. We're not saying it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    You Won't Have Ron Paul to Kick Around Anymore (Unless He Wins the White House)

    Ron, we hardly knew ye.​Will the U.S. be able to survive without Ron Paul in the House of Representatives? We're about to find out. Paul's district newspaper, the Brazosport Facts, reports today that Paul will not seek re-election after almost a quarter-century in Congress. Instead, the 75-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternative Songs for the 2012 Candidates

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Songs In The Key Of [Presidential] Fail

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Ron Paul Wants Feds' Hands Off Your Weed

    Ron Paul and Barney Frank, probably discussing Phish​It takes a big issue to get US Reps Barney Frank and Lake Jackson's Ron Paul leading the fight together, but they have found one: Weed. Paul and Frank and four other Democrats (only one of whom has a last name that's also a first name) are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Ron Paul: Yes, People Are Still Laughing If You Think You Will Be The 2012 GOP Nominee

    Lake Jackson's favorite congressman, Ron Paul, proudly announced to the nation yesterday that no one's laughing at him anymore when he says he could become the Republican nominee for president and maybe get in the White House. "They mocked me for my foreign policy and they laughed at my monetary po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Buy Ron Paul's House!! (You Can Donate It As a Historical Building Later)

    The swimming hole of liberty (Pool noodles not included)​Congressman Ron Paul, everyone's favorite presidential candidate (in terms of entertainment value), is selling his longtime Lake Jackson home. He's got a website ( about it and everything. "Generations of Liberty l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Ron Paul for Senate: New Poll Says Texans Demand It

    Ron Paul: Let the campaign begin!​As America faces the challenges of the 21st century, it is safe to say it needs as many Pauls in the Senate as possible. And we're not talking first names, either. Texas, it seems, agrees. A new poll from PPP shows Texans are demanding that Kay Bailey Hutchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Ron Paul: Colbert Report Smackdown With The New York Times

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear AliveBrazoria County's finest politician, in terms of name recognition, is of course Ron Paul. The Gold Standard Guru was on the Colbert Report last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Ron Paul: This Is Your Moment, The New York Times Says

    Ron Paul's time to shine​The New York Times has officially announced it is time to stop laughing at Ron Paul, the Sage of Brazoria County, and pay attention to his vindication. The paper writes that Paul's detractors must eat crow now that the Tea Party and Libertarians have raised him up as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Rand Paul's Baylor Escapades Ignite Churchiness Battle

    We've written before about the odd Baylor episode of Rand Paul, son of Houston's own Ron Paul and somehow a leading candidate for the Senate (in Kentucky, which may explain the "somehow").His Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, has released an ad using details of what Paul says was a pranky tying up ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Wet and Half Naked

    One way to smuggle cash

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Ron Paul Tells Stephen Colbert About Zombies, Dangerous Milk And Putting Anything You Want In Your Mouth

    Ron Paul & Stephen Colbert: Fighting for America​Last night's Colbert Report shined the bright light of truthiness on the federal government taking action against some "raw foods" company that sells unpasteurized milk.Apparently drinking unpasteurized milk is a sort of spiritual thing for some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Sheila Jackson Lee Fares Badly, As Usual, On "Best & Worst Of Congress" List

    Sheila Jackson Lee: You call the woman who honored MIchael Jackson a "Show Horse"?​Wanna know the inside skinny on your U.S. Congress members?Every election year, Washingtonian magazine gets Capitol Hill staffers to dish on their bosses and rank them from best to worst. And as you might expect, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Ron Paul Is Coming For You, Fort Knox

    Ron Paul checks out the gold supply​Ron Paul -- the Brazoria County congressman who would be president, if only the country would come to its 18th-century senses -- is going Goldfinger.He says he just wants to see what actual gold the U.S. has in safekeeping at Fort Knox and and New York.But we kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Rand Paul's Aqua Buddha: Another Baylor Mystery

    Aqua Buddah, God -- it's all good​Rand Paul, son of our own Ron Paul and -- hard as it may be to believe -- a serious contender to become the U.S. Senator from Kentucky -- (well, maybe the "Kentucky" part is not that hard to believe) is in the news today because of a brief item from GQ.It addresse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Ted Poe, Obsessed With Vagina

    When you're named Al Green, of course you're going to talk about the ladies​For hardcore political junkies -- and we do mean hardcore -- can be downright addicting. Although the actual meaningfulness of the site might be up for debate, its wonkish fun factor is not: the site track ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    The Ron Paul Minions Get Greedy

    ​FLASH ALERT from the Lew Rockwell blog, home to all things libertarian: Ron Paul, the Thomas Jefferson/John Adams/Solomon of our benighted day, needs your help.Warmonger Michael McCaul is gaining on Ron Paul in the final bracket of the Houston Chronicle's online poll to determine the most effect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Slim Thug Laments the Recession's Impact on His Entourage, Video Hos on The Daily Show

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSlim Thug Feels the Recessionwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRon Paul Interview Houston's own Boss of All Bosses, Slim Thug, got six minutes of face time on The Daily Show Wednesday night, in correspondent Wyatt Cenac's r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Right-Wing Gun Nuts Ain't the Only Ones Who Can Reload

    ​ We knew it would happen, we just didn't know it would take so long. The so-called Texas music (and right-wing) lunatic fringe has finally located us and zeroed in on Lonesome, Onry and Mean. They've got their self-righteous gun-nut editorial Uzis a-blazin' like a shootout at the OK Corral over o ... More >>

  • News

    July 23, 2009
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    July 14, 2009

    Ron Paul Aide Is Too Sexy For The Net, Too Sexy For The Net

    Question: How sexy are Ron Paul-style Republicans? We intended to post a YouTube video that might have addressed the above question, but before we did so, we decided to place a call to the Washington office of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, the Republican from Brazosport and one-time presidential candidate.W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Ron Paul, Bravely Standing Up Against The Iranian Revolutionaries

    Photo by fixermarkCongress, which has nothing better to do than pass non-binding, feel-good resolutionsthat will have no effect, did just that today with a vote on a bill "Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    The Ron Paul Revolution Begins Its Next Step

    If you weren't annoyed enough by the baying hordes of Ron Paul supporters in 2008 (Fiat money!! Plague on both their houses!!!), get ready for The Ron Paul Revolution: The Next Generation.The Texas congressman has a son named Rand, who we really hope -- likely in vain -- is not named after the autho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Ron Paul's Hot, Gay Bedroom Tape

    We're two weeks late with this, but then again we don't keep up as well as we should with Ron Paul/hot gay man-on-man sex stories.But in Bruno, the upcoming semi-sequel to Borat, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly tries to seduce Paul with champagne, caviar and dancing. It doesn't work, if you de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Ron Paul, Crusading Against All Pork But His

    Of all the Republicans in the US House of Representatives, who do you think has the most earmarks in the omnibus spending bill? Some RINO from up north?Nah. It's our own Ron Paul, stalwart criticizer of government spending (that's not in his district.)Fox News is touting the story of Paul's $73 mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    10 Ways To Tell Your Teachers & Staff Are Getting High

    HISD teachers and staff getting arrested for pot and other drugs have become so common lately that we don't even feel like providing all the links to stories we've done on it. You'll have to scroll down on your own.The onslaught of dope arrests is a PR nightmare for the district, which is dispatchin ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    Ron Paul and Barney Frank -- Partners For Pot

    Alleged bigot and Marshall Applewhite lookalike Ron Paul is co-sponsoring a bill to virtually eliminate federal marijuana possession penalties – a bill that’s getting a lot of play from those stoners over at CNN: The bill, introduced by Democratic Rep. Barney Frank from Massachusetts, would ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    We've Been Invaded!! And Pwned!!!

    In case you missed it, the Ron Paul Revolution, such as it is, has moved to Hair Balls. A fairly innocuous post that dared to question the idea that Paul is the single greatest thinker of the 21st Century (or the 18th, or 19th, or whichever one his followers are claiming) lit off the semi-standard ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    Lindsay, Britney, Obama and Hello

    You are looking LIVE! at the Houston Press’ new Hair Balls blog. Take a second to luxuriate in the subtle, distinctive logo. One of the ways we hope to get things going here is by interacting with you. Feel free to comment, drop me a line at or call me at 713-280-24 ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    Ron Paul, the Jason Voorhees of Presidential Candidates

    Like a disgustingly rich, misanthropic cancer-ridden nonagenarian clinging on his hospital bed to what few remaining brain cells haven’t atrophied, just to spite all his would-be heirs, Ron Paul’s presidential campaign just won’t freaking die already. Apparently unfamiliar with the terms “g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Duck Season. Rabbit Season. Tax Season.

    Several organizations took advantage of the tax day rush at the downtown post office to promote their causes – anti-government sentiment and beer. Members of and gathered outside the post office to pass out pamphlets and DVDs, and to denounce taxes, the IRS and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    The Cult of Ron Paul

    We always knew Ron Paul supporters were a little zealous, but after looking at these two photos, we’re starting to understand why. The first: Ron Paul at a debate, no doubt talking about the fetters of intrusive government The second: Marshall Applewhite, leader of Heaven’s Gate, no doubt sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    More Ron Paul Shenanigans Available on YouTube

    Internet hype is cutting both ways for Texas’s favorite Libertarian-turned-Republican presidential candidate, Ron Paul. For a while, it looked like the netroots would be a boon to Paul’s anit-war, anti-government, anti-everything candidacy. Paul’s celebrity took off when he faced down Rudy Giu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Shut Up, Fatty

    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the once-Libertarian-now-Republican presidential candidate, was affable enough on The Colbert Report last month. Now check out this old appearance on the Morton Downey Jr. Show where he whacks an audience member who calls for a government crackdown on drugs. “The gove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Raise Your Hand

    Wild man Ron Paul was on The Colbert Report last night. Here's the YouTube. Be sure to watch it quick, before Viacom brings out the lawyers. -- Keith Plocek

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Houston Astros, Netflix, Congressman Ron Paul

    It could be a year of despair for Astros fans

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    October 14, 2004
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    September 30, 2004

    Reefer Madness

    The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.

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