Category Archives: advice you didn’t ask for

Todd Smith, Come Collect Your Party

A Pentagon-ordered military training exercise, the kind of work the armed forces do on a regular basis all over the country so they can maintain peak readiness and prepare for hostile conditions should they be sent to defend our country … Continue reading

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Speak Up & Speak Out

I believe Free Press Summer Fest and Pegstar should cancel their contract with R. Kelly so he does not perform at FPSF this summer. They should do so because of R. Kelly’s extensively documented history as a sexual predator who … Continue reading

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What Comes Next: Advice from Simon Rosenberg

I’ve heard Simon Rosenberg speak twice now, and check in on his blog from time to time. Always weighty and thought-provoking. Trust me that I’m not giving anything away by excerpting the end of his post, which you should read … Continue reading

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2014 Voting Recommendations

I’m going in order of the ballot, so the DA race will come in the middle of the judges. I’m adding hyperlinks as I have time to do so. See update for some judicial recommendations at the end, posted 10/25/14 and … Continue reading

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The Bathroom Menace & Other Lies About Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Steven Hotze, M.D., recently published these outright lies about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance: Mayor Parker’s ordinance would include minority status for the so called “transgendered,” allowing a biological male to legally enter women’s public bathrooms, locker rooms and shower areas … Continue reading

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Whose Discourse? Our Discourse!

Someone at MSNBC tweeted something implying that right-wing Republicans’ long history of intolerance and racism might mean they would not appreciate a commercial that features a biracial family being cute about breakfast cereal and heart disease. The response from the … Continue reading

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Remedial Four-Way Stop

It has come to my attention, Houston, that you willfully ignore standard rules of the road when storms knock power out to traffic signals. In order for the world not to devolve into total chaos, please refresh your familiarity with … Continue reading

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