Posts Tagged ‘president’

Save the Economy: Grow Dope

Static
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

Static
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.



Unhealthy Rhetoric

The healthcare vote was historic, but it was the racism that brought back painful history.
Eddie Griffin
When the healthcare reform bill passed the U.S. House last week by a vote of 220 to 211, it wasn’t hard to find things in it to oppose. This indeed is not a miracle cure. It won’t stop insurance companies from jacking up ra...


Heart-Stopping Humor

Static
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...



No Crown for Kay

Hutchison found herself the heir-unapparent.
DAVE MCNEELY
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who had repeatedly postponed her gubernatorial ambitions while fellow Republican Rick Perry became the longest-serving governor in Texas history, figured it ...


U.S. to Blame for Haiti?

TED RALL
As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S. news media all carried the same sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.”



Kinky on the Farm

DAVE MCNEELY
With Houston Mayor Bill White in the Democratic race for governor, humorist/author Kinky Friedman has shifted his attentions to the race for agriculture commissioner.


Tea Bags, Tobacco, and Revolution

John Q. Public
To the editor: If I’m going to join the “revolution” that Gayle Reaves so eloquently described in the opener to your Best of 2009 edition (“Long May We Wave,” Sept. 30, 2009) – a revolution a...



Yes They Might

Static
The Arlington powers that be probably hoped their burg would drop out of the negative national headlines for a while, after local schools superintendent Jerry McCullough issued an apology for refusing to show President Barack O...


College Transfer

A Stephenville college official indicted for theft moved on — briefly — to Texas Wesleyan.
REED BAIZE
When a former Tarleton State University financial officer was indicted for allegedly stealing from that university, it must have come as a rude shock to her new employer in Fort Worth.