Random Thursday: A mile wide and two inches deep

Happy Thursday, y’all…and I must say, you’re looking simply marvelous! Today is, of course, National Vinyl Record Day, and I’m defying all expectations by posting the following picture: This is the label from a promotional LP featuring Wolfman Jack on behalf of the United States Air Force. For the back story about this series of… Continue reading Random Thursday: A mile wide and two inches deep

Political endorsements by newspapers do serve a purpose

Today’s editorial in our local newspaper notifies readers that the publication will no longer issue endorsements for political candidates, ending what I assume is a decades-long practice that still exists at many – if not most – print media. [The practice of political endorsements by newspapers goes back more than 150 years, according to this… Continue reading Political endorsements by newspapers do serve a purpose

Wendy Davis redefines single motherhood…and gets caught

I don’t write about political matters very often, primarily because it’s just not that much fun. But sometimes a story comes along that demands the widest possible platform. [Note: That last sentence has nothing whatsoever to do with Gov. Christie or his alleged TrafficConeJamNeenerNeenerMayorGate. Unless you think it does.] The revelation that the Democrats’ ├╝ber-liberal… Continue reading Wendy Davis redefines single motherhood…and gets caught

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Fact Checking Rick Perry’s Political Foes

Herein follows one of the few partisan political posts you’ll find on the Gazette. Read at your own risk. Now that Rick Perry has officially announced his candidacy for president, we can expect name-calling, finger-pointing, distortions, innuendos, rationalizations, and outright lies to rain down from his opponents – in other words, a typical presidential campaign.… Continue reading Fact Checking Rick Perry’s Political Foes

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Random Weinergate Observations

Some random thoughts – serious and not-so – about “Weinergate,” the latest example of how skillful a politician can be in shooting his own foot. If only Rep. Anthony Weiner were so competent as a leader. The seductiveness of the internet to cause one to do stupid things cannot be overstated. It’s worse than alcohol… Continue reading Random Weinergate Observations

Voting Daze

I stood in line about twenty minutes today, waiting to cast my vote on the last afternoon of early voting. There were about a hundred people in line when I got to the polling place, and that number stayed steady throughout the time I was there. Entering the building where the voting was taking place,… Continue reading Voting Daze

Medina is not a “Truther” — but she’s also not a politician

I apologize in advance for another political post, especially to those who don’t care about the Texas governor’s election, but politics are like a tarbaby…once you get a finger in the mess, it’s hard to make a clean break. In case you haven’t heard, Debra Medina’s interview on Glenn Beck’s radio program yesterday turned out… Continue reading Medina is not a “Truther” — but she’s also not a politician

Midland County Republican Womens’ Luncheon

Warning: If you don’t follow Texas politics, then you probably should skip this post. Unless, of course, you want to read about my public humiliation on network TV. I’m not an avid follower of politics, but something about this year’s Texas gubernatorial campaign has energized me. While it could be that I get to type… Continue reading Midland County Republican Womens’ Luncheon