Thursday, July 31st, 2014

School starts in just more than three weeks, and I’m not ready any more than my kids are. We’ve had a great summer, you see. A 1970s type of summer filled with carefree times for the kids, riding bikes in the neighborhood and going on adventures with the neighborhood kids… which happens to include their […]

Yours truly always assumed that the state sport of Texas was high school football. It turns out that this is not the case, it’s actually rodeo, which makes a lot of sense, especially in this part of the great state of Texas. Rodeo is also the state sport of Wyoming and North Dakota, both of […]

Without a doubt, we have a serious mess along our unsecured border with Mexico. Additionally, our state and national politicians are making an even bigger mess as they struggle to forge some sort of permanent solution to the mess on our southern border. Growing divisions on Capitol Hill are getting in the way of an […]

As we all know, Texas and Texans absolutely love to be Number 1, whatever the category. Well, by golly, we are Number 1 again! Texas has become the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, according to federal data. Of course, not to worry, because Texas’ State Republican leaders have ordained that global warming and climate […]

You still find people are still talking about our economic difficulties as if they are complex and baffling, without an easy solution. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. Now that we’ve had a few years to let the dust settle, are we any closer to understanding what went wrong back in 2008, between […]

The nation got something of a birthday present from the Supreme Court Monday, sending conservatives’ hearts soaring and unleashing the usual drivel from the left. Just in time for Independence Day, the court ruled 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, violates the constitutional rights of Hobby Lobby and similar private businesses […]

Recently, conservative columnist Ann Coulter wrote a column – disparaging soccer – that showcased her ignorance, in addition to illustrating her willingness to intentionally distort the truth. She said that she has held off writing about soccer for a decade…so as not to offend anyone. Additionally, she wrote, “Any growing interest in soccer can only […]

Finally, our inept Congress has done a little something to reign-in the outrageous spying on Americans by the NSA. Granted, it wasn’t much, but at least it was a start. We need to insure that it continues. Last Thursday night, the US House of Representatives voted 293 – 123 to pass an amendment to a […]

In case you haven’t noticed, which is highly likely in this neck of the country, a big party is in full swing down in Brazil, which lies somewhere south of Florida, east of the east coast of the United States, and a bit north of Antarctica. This is important stuff, at least to the rest […]

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