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Save the Economy: Grow Dope

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The way Static sees it, the only madness about reefer is the extremes to which the federal government has traditionally gone to police its use among the approximately 100 million Americans who occasionally relax by puffing the ...


Cart Before the Vote

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Backroom deals at City Hall? Couldn’t be, right? But Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks pointed out the evidence — in a document that perhaps wasn’t properly proofread before it was put out for public consumption.



Rocking Their World

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Jeana Cole’s mother-in-law thought an earthquake had struck their family home in south Arlington on Monday. Wrong — the window-rattling tremors and noise were from the heavy-equipment crews building a natural gas pipeline i...


Heart-Stopping Humor

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It had to be the best quote of the last week, perhaps of the year thus far. The occasion was the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, where former prez Bill Clinton had agreed to stand in for Pre...



Can We Fill Out the Form Under the Covers?

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There are days in this country when being a sentient human seems to have become a lost art (look no further than some comments on Blotch for proof that Idiocracy is occurring as we speak). On those days, Static would just like ...


Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

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OK, everybody, close your mouth and pinch your nostrils shut. Hold that for as long as you can. Now, just before you pass out, open your mouth and take a deep breath. Isn’t that nice? You almost forget how delicious clean air...



Mad Beaver Attack

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A little birdie delivered to Static what is commonly known as a hot tip. Seems several majestic trees recently disappeared from the Cowtown Coliseum’s front lawn in the Stockyards. The beautiful trees were surreptitiously rem...


Foxes, Henhouse

Is it a power grab or just good government at work?
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On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with – who else – themselves. The move was being pushed...



The Candidate

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You have to hand it to Gov. Rick Perry: If he or his handlers identify a vote-getting trend, they are on it like white on rice. With a hairstyle already made for Hollywood, is it any wonder that his political style is reminisce...


A Crack in the Near Southeast Shell

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On Feb. 8, a Fort Worth neighborhood group pushed the latest effort at revitalization of the Near Southeast Side a little closer to reality. (“Tough Nut to Crack,” Feb. 3, 2010). The Historic Southside Neighborhood ...