Rush Limbaugh

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Five American Anthems Sung In Other Languages

    This past Sunday, we witnessed what was either a charming portrayal of the broad multicultural landscape that is America, or the most shocking betrayal of American values by an American cultural icon that we've ever witnessed. Of course, I'm talking about Coca-Cola's commercial during the Super Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    ENDA, Cruz/Cornyn and the Wrong Side of History

    Yesterday, the Senate, in a rare show of bi-partisanship, passed ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) 64-32. The bill would ban anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. This highlights that a civil rights struggle we have all been watching slowly but surely come to an end. Of course, not ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Why We (You) Love Your Partisan Media Shows

    Rush Limbaugh is a popular, indeed transformative, character -- and I use that word intentionally -- for conservatives. Glen Beck has lost some of his luster, but his right-wing star still shines brightly enough. (Hannity, tho . . . Hannity is trending downward). That's the conservative side of the ... More >>

  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    The Mouth That Ate Itself: Morton Downey Jr. Roars Again

    Documentary Évocateur is upsetting, moving and funny as hell.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Bow Down, Chickens: Beyoncé Reps Frenchy's in New Songs

    Houston's favorite son -- you didn't know Beyoncé is also known as King B? -- has been getting plenty of attention recently for her new songs, "Bow Down" and "I Been On." Some of the attention is positive: The Root praised the anthem for Beyoncé's "turn as a rapper," and Jezebel is calling the spl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    A Feisty Texas Radio Road Trip with the Mike Stinson Band

    Lonesome Onry and Mean hasn't been out on the road with his son, Mike Stinson Band guitarist Lance Smith, in quite a while. But due to a propitious routing that took us to my father's place in Gatesville for a couple of days, LOM hit the highway with the band last weekend. It is worth noting that L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    A Rush Limbaugh Playlist: What Else Could Upset Artists Like Peter Gabriel?

    There are a lot of people upset with Rush Limbaugh. If you've heard what Limbaugh had to say about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, then you can guess which parties are upset with him. Even a professional troll faces repercussions for calling a 30 year old college student "a slut". It's not surpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh & His Sandra Fluke "Slut" Comments: Advertisers Madly Try To Tweet It Away (UPDATED)

    College student Sandra Fluke had the guts to testify to Congress about her sex life, all in the name of defending common sense when it comes to contraception. For that, Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. (President Obama, on the other hand, phoned her with encouragement.) Limbaugh said of her remark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Ten Cruises We'd Rather Take Than the KISS Kruise

    ​Imagine a vacation where made-up members of your favorite glam rock band wander the decks of a cruise ship. Does that sound like heaven on earth? Well, glam boy, you're in luck as the second annual (yes, they've done one before this) KISS Kruise sets sail this October featuring that cuddly '7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Googling Santorum: The Chron's TexasSparkle Makes a Horrifying Discovery

    TexasSparkle is the highlight of the Houston Chronicle's "Anyone Can Blog" page. Kathleen McKinley is her real name, and she's a person who thinks Sarah Palin is a serious individual, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh make sense, etc., etc. Her bio says she is a "co-host [of] SmartGirlNation on FTRadio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    ERRRRRR: Get Ready to Get Emergency Broadcasted On, Y'All

    ​A nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is set for today at 1 p.m. Houston time, when a half-minute message will air on all television and radio stations. The purpose is to test out the preparedness of the system to break into radio and TV channels to give instructions and news in the eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Rush Limbaugh Violates the Constitution

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

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Forced to Listen to Rush Limbaugh: Five Reasons This Woman Should Be Thankful

    As first reported in the Houston Chronicle, Bridgett Nickerson Boyd is suing Harris County and a county sheriff's deputy for, among other things, forcing her to listen to Rush Limbaugh after an arrest. Now, among the "other things" is that she was arrested for driving on the shoulder of the road, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Rush Limbaugh Gets Pwned By CenterPoint

    What? Rush was wrong about something?​Rush Limbaugh is still busy preaching to the choir these days, even if his influence on anyone who isn't a hard-core Republican has withered away. Apparently he was ranting earlier this week about smart meters, those devices that provide consumers with ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh: Ten Great Moments to Remember Him By

    Rush Limbaugh: A reasoned voice in a sea of shrill partisan rhetoric​Happy 60th birthday to the man who helped birth modern right-wing talk radio in the late '80s, and made the world safe for the dozens of like-minded and ratings-hungry guys who would follow in his footsteps, stomping on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Greenhouse Gas Rules: Guess The Only State Not To Bother?

    Just imagine it's a smokestack instead of a cannon​New rules designed to limit harmdul greenhouse gas emissions go into effect January 2, and 49 states have taken steps to meet them.Guess which one hasn't. Mississippi? They're usually last in everything, right? WRONG.You probably realize just from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Why Aren't There Any Good Conservative Comedians?

    ​It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    11 Songs Sean Hannity Won't Be Listening To Today

    ​Today Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the military servicemen and women that have passed while serving our country. The holiday is definitely not as flashy or as popular as Independence Day in July, seeing that there are no Memorial Day fireworks or picnics. It's not stuck in November ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    What Rocks Off Is Cooking Up For Memorial Day

    First of all, a bit of news: John Mayer is playing the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Owl City Sunday, September 5. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5 at Yay. Now, Rocks Off knows many of you are anxious to start your Memorial Day weekend - and many of you already hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Twilight: Eclipse And Other Promising Summer Soundtracks

    ​Summer isn't just the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster films, it's also the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster soundtracks. Is Graeme Revell still dicking around with ProTools? He is? Oh, super! Anyway, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Keith Olbermann Apologizes For His Melanie Lawson Clip

    Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy</As we noted before, at least one viewer was highly upset when Fox News aired a clip that was all over the net showing KTRK anchor Melanie Lawson falling off her chair. She demanded an apology; this site, which monitors ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    How Not To Give a Public Apology: A Video Primer for Tiger Woods

    After months of anticipation, The Fallen One Tiger Woods will finally speak publicly this morning about his sex addiction (or at least, his addiction to having sex with an assortment of bar skanks and porn actresses). Don't expect pointed queries from a variety of media outlets, Woods won't be takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    DVD Releases: Wanda Sykes Flirts With TMI; Zombies And Jennifer Aniston

    ​Wanda's Sykes I'ma be Me comedy special hits the shelves today. The performance was filmed after the Emmy Award-winning actress/comedian/ author/talk show host appeared at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, where she raised a few eyebrows when she cracked on Rush Limbaugh. The conservative c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Pop Rocks: John Travolta, Humanitarian

    ​The tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti has, as expected, brought out both the best and worst of humanity. As an example of the former, we've seen the nations of the world send supplies and relief workers to help the stricken Caribbean nation. As for the latter, well, the comments of extraordinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Turning the Screw: New Trae and G.R.I.T. Boys, R.I.P. DJ AM, Kings of Leon Remixed, Jay Z vs. Rush Limbaugh, Uncut Pimp C, etc.

    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 Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Trae, "Letter to tha King" Wire To Wire The G.R.I.T. Boys finally put out some new music. Make sure you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Feeling The Sweet Flow Of Freedom With Sean Hannity

    Photo by Pete Vonder Haar​Conservative radio/TV host Sean Hannity began hosting his "Freedom Concert" series, benefiting Oliver North's Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of soldiers killed or disabled in action, back in 2003. Last Saturday the 2009 incarnation kicked off at the Cy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Congressman Michael McCaul Lands The Big Kahuna -- Rush

    Illustration by marsdencartoonsCongressman Michael McCaul, whose district stretches (somehow) from Katy to Austin, has landed a Big Fish for a fundraiser: Rush Limbaugh, the de facto head of the current Republican party.An invitation to the May 28 event in Houston has gone out to supporters. McCaul' ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The DWI Bride and Houston's Love for Rush

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Houston Is Loving Its Rush Limbaugh Again

    Photo through wikimedia commonsHouston has always been a big Rush Limbaugh town -- it was one of the first to sign on to his show, when a small Tomball station run by Dan Patrick picked it up. (Patrick rode that rocket to KPRC and eventually a state-senator gig, much to the chagrin of people who don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    More Sex! Less Food! The Eggheads Proclaimeth

    Katharine Shilcutt's excellent post from last week, Depart From Me! I Never Knew You, Eaters of Bacon, in both its content and the commentary it generated, raised a very interesting question: Why would mega-pastor Joel Osteen decide to preach (dictate?) to his flock about what they should and shoul ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Gurf Morlix and Last Exit To Happyland

    What a beautiful world we'd be living in if Joel Osteen or Pat Robertson or Rush Limbaugh used Gurf Morlix as musical director. His new Last Exit to Happyland is full of aching songs full of deep humanity and decency as well as head-shaking social accusations and knife-to-the-throat post-love observ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Things We Don't Get: Walton & Johnson

    Through no fault of our own, we stumbled once again on the Walton & Johnson radio show on 950 AM this morning. OK, it was our "fault," because we were trying to find something interesting to listen to. We had forgotten just how bad these guys are. We quickly remembered as we listened, struck dumb b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Tuna Does Vegas in Galveston

    Let the silliness begin

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008
  • Music

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    The Top Five Reasons You Need Mexicans

    To further educate our reading audience about important national issues like immigration, the economy and race relations, we have again asked guest columnist Conchita Maria Guadalupe Maria Hortencia Juanita Maria Garcia Gomez Gonzles de Smith to comment on America’s need for an immigrant work forc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Tuna Does Vegas

    Place your bets, everybody

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Political Interns, Tom DeLay, the Astrodome, HOV Lane Violators

    A City Hall staffer gives a memorable lesson

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2006
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    October 25, 2006
  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Clash Course

    Warriors of the right take their battle against the left to the streets of New York

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Global Warming Is Good for You!

    Cheap heating bills! Great gardens! Thriving civilizations! In energy-crazed Houston, friends of greenhouse gases abound

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Right-Wing Revolt

    Local conservative talk radio lives to rant again

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    God's Plan

    At Dan Patrick's KPRC talk-radio station, it's politics with a capital G

  • Dining

    August 17, 1995

    Family Feast

    At Mandola's Family Table, small portions aren't on the menu

  • News

    June 29, 1995

    Echo Chamber

    Talk radio talks to itself for argument's sake

  • Calendar

    June 22, 1995
  • Music

    May 11, 1995
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