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You Didn’t Build That (TFAT Dark Knight Rises Edition)

In honor of the new “You Didn’t Build That” (thank you POTUS Obama) meme, here’s a personal “The Dark Knight Rises” contribution…  Read More →

You Didn’t Build That (TFAT HIMYM Edition)

In honor of the new “You Didn’t Build That” (thank you POTUS Obama) meme, here’s a personal “How I Met Your Mother” contribution…  Read More →

Grand Ayatollah Gives to Santorum Super PAC to “Defeat Great Satan”

(Tehran, Iran) — Reports surfaced today that the Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had donated 1.25 million Rials to the Santorum super PAC, “Red, White, & Blue.” The super PAC had recently been plagued with accusations of foreign support... (more...)

“UofChicago Republican: It’s the Messenger, Not the Message”

Joseph Maddalone’s new brainchild, Loquiveri, features me today. The new site is all about adding “exposure capital to the social generation.” Maddalone is (in)famous for his track record of cold calling heavy hitters in business —... (more...)

Paying Uncle Sam: Campaign Talking Point

Over the last few years, Rick Santorum has earned a cumulative $3.6 million with the highest gross in 2009 at $1.1 million.  Over the last two years, Mitt Romney has  grossed +$40 million. The candidates and media have squabbled over tax returns... (more...)

The ABM Election: In Context

2008: Anybody-But-McCain –>Romney seen as conservative hope. 2010: Obamacare passed. 2012: Anybody-But-Mitt  Read More →

Rick Perry at CPAC

When Rick Perry says “Dozier, you’re a crazy Texan”, is that a wake-up call or an epic compliment? 🙂 His peppy attitude probably didn’t appreciate the question I then asked him…  Read More →

Jim DeMint at CPAC

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) responds to questions about the role within the GOP of libertarian Republicans and the libertarian ideology. DeMint’s interview with Reason.  Read More →

Theistic Foundation of our Natural Rights

On January 26th, candidates exchanged words over various issues from colonizing the moon to best practices for tax havens at the umpteenth GOP presidential debate. But Florida voter Suzanne Bass brought the discussion back to earth when she asked the... (more...)

Martin Delany’s Theologico-Political Answer

In 1998, Cornel West struck a challenge to what he deemed a “crisis in contemporary American religion” in his second book, Prophetic Fragments. Noting the rich tradition of religion as a vital component of the black community and a key catalyst... (more...)

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Thoughts

The ABM Election: In Context

2008: Anybody-But-McCain –>Romney seen as conservative hope. 2010: Obamacare passed. 2012: Anybody-But-Mitt  Read More →

Super Bowl Conflict

The Super Bowl conflict of a Cowboys fan: cheer for your ruthless, division rival or cheer for the quarterback with the highest narcissist rating.  Read More →

Dealing with Media

How does a conservative have positive relations with the media? Become a liberal — or at least blood brothers with David Brooks.  Read More →

Politics + Health Care

Overheard on NPR this morning — Komen will continue to fund the (only) three Planned Parenthood facilities that offer mammograms. Two things can be gleaned from this dispute: 1) SGK was foolish for citing its investigation grant policy as the reason... (more...)

Politico Singers

I’ll take Obama’s covers of Al Green any day over Romney’s campaign-catered patriotic ballads. — @ThoughtsFromTex  Read More →

Marx Question

My question to Karl Marx still stands. Who cleans the toilets? — @ThoughtsFromTex  Read More →

Golf Proverb

In golf, pride cometh before the rough. — @ThoughtsFromTex  Read More →

Romney’s $ Self-Deporting

Self-deportation…that must be what Mitt Romney’s $ has been doing — hanging out in the Caymans until it’s legal to come back. — @ThoughtsFromTex  Read More →

Martin Delany’s Theologico-Political Answer

In 1998, Cornel West struck a challenge to what he deemed a “crisis in contemporary American religion” in his second book, Prophetic Fragments. Noting the rich tradition of religion as a vital component of the black community and a key catalyst... (more...)

Coolest Grandpa Ever…

Those social security checks can go a long way…  Read More →

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Finer Things

Anheuser-Busch to Buy Chicago’s Goose Island (Follow-Up: The Real Reason)

When my friend shared with me the news story about the sale this morning, I immediately saw the conspiracy unfolding and responded: And so we now see the true reason behind the “great” American lager becoming no more. It’s all a cover... (more...)

Tex’s Oscar Picks (Updated: 5/5 for Major Categories)

Best Picture: Hurt Locker Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) Actor: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique (Precious) Original... (more...)

Why I’m Boycotting New Years (or at least the revelry)

A few days ago, Simon Winchester wrote an opinion piece in the Journal tracing the origins of our modern inclinations towards debauchery and revelry to celebrate the New Year.  The culprits? (Temporal innovation with clocks + Scottish customs like Hogmanay... (more...)

“Sherlock Holmes” – Doyle WOULD be Proud

Sherlock Holmes hails as the most portrayed movie character of all time with 75 actors providing their unique spin to Doyle’s legendary character in over 200 films. Having grown up reading some of the Holmesian “canon”, I always found... (more...)

Dancing with Delay

In response to what I had taken as the funniest joke I had heard all day, I almost veered off the road into the nearby creek (aka pulling a Kennedy minus a blonde) after realizing that Tom Delay will actually be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.... (more...)

The Ugly Truth

When I noticed today that The Ugly Truth had beaten out G.I. Joe for UK’s top box office spot (looks like the Global Joe bet didn’t pay off – see prior review), I decided to give Robert Luketic’s pseudo chick-flick (or is it?)... (more...)

G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra

When I first heard that G.I. Joe was going to be made into a live-action film, a shot of childhood nostalgia encompassed my entire being as I drifted off pondering the Hollywood incarnations of laughing gas balloons, a WWF-inspired Sergeant Savage, a... (more...)

Stinger…A Highly Recommended Cocktail

(Written on December 29th, 2008) Many of y’all know me as a “beer man”…someone who takes pride in his Tecate with lime salt, his Texas-true Shiner Boch, his good ol’ unfiltered Hefeweizen, and his unnecessarily copious amounts of... (more...)

If I Were a Drink…

(Originally written on June 7th, 2007) From one of those amusing facebook quizzes. Haha! You are a part Fine Glass of Wine. You are sophisticated and refined, but also complicated and hard to deal with. Not everyone loves you, but those who do swear... (more...)