Category Archives: good grief

Serious Question

When the follow-up news story to reports of how the state’s attorney general willfully misrepresented the obligation states have to follow Supreme Court decisions generates headlines like: First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton is it … Continue reading

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Today in Official Sexism Promotion in Texas

I had to clarify we’re talking about today, because yesterday, we were talking about the City of Austin training on how to work with women once they defy all logic and expectations and manage to get elected to office. Today, … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Beats Texas

I’m not talking about football. The University of Oklahoma President David Boren released this statement less than a day after a video showing Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) brothers signing a blatantly racist song: To those who have misused their free … Continue reading

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No Shit, Wayne

My dad says this any time one of us states the obvious in a self-important fashion. He’s quoting A. R. “Babe” Schwartz, a beloved former state senator and representative in the Texas legislature. Another senator, Wayne Connally, had stepped up … Continue reading

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Yet Another Texas Cheerleader Story

The cheerleaders at Wharton High School weren’t allowed to root, root, root for the football team in their game against Bellville. They were sidelined—punished—for violating the student code of conduct. Their offense? Not hazing, or making a hit list, both … Continue reading

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By All Means, Stop Them From Reading

A gun violence epidemic. A substance abuse epidemic. You and I might disagree on what the solution is to either of these, but I hope we can at least agree that they exist. You know what doesn’t exist? An epidemic … Continue reading

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What Government Does

I’m tired, but can’t sleep, so got up to see if the government has shut down yet. The Houston Chronicle wasn’t too much help. Sorry to be a grouch, but perhaps the above-the-fold color photo on the homepage of the website 30 … Continue reading

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