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John McCain

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Ted Cruz Takes It As A Compliment When You Call Him a Crazy Wacko Bird

    They called him crazy. And "crazy-pants," and "unhinged," and, at times, a "gay-hating conspiracy theorist." But when you call freshman Tea Party-darling Senator Ted Cruz any of those names, just understand that whilst you are merely boring, petty glue, he is rubber. Proudly crazy rubber. At a sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    T. Boone Pickens Takes Sen. John McCain's Former Presidential Campaign Strategist To Court Over Loan

    T. Boone Pickens -- billionaire oil man, erstwhile wind-energy apostle, multimillion-dollar donor to Karl Rove's super PAC -- wants his money back. According to a filing in Dallas County court, he claims he's getting mostly stiffed on a $125,000 loan he made to political consultant John Weaver, who ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2012
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    April 1, 2009

    Richie Whitt: Unplugged, Unmasked and Universally Apologetic

    This is by far the most difficult post I've ever written. But it's time. I can continue this charade no longer. Over the past 11 months on this blog I've spewed forth a plethora of radical opinions, most of which this morning I'd like to officially denounce. I admit, most of them didn ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    Why Should Legal Immigrants Care About Illegals?

    Fair is fair, and bigotry is bigotry. Don't confuse the two

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Pop Quiz, Music Snobs!

    What the hell happened with music in 2008? Well, let's see if you know.

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    With Dallas Republicans in Pain, One Local Leader Believes He Has the Cure

    How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    So Africa is a Continent, Not a Country. Whoops.

    The first sip: In what is likely to be the first of many leaks in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, McCain campaign aides told Fox News’ Carl Cameron that they had “great concerns” about Sarah Palin as second in command. Among the issues cited were Palin’s belief that Africa is a countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Time For a GOP Overhaul

    The first sip: In last week’s Observer, editor Mark Donald described his early voting experience as not only a relief but “friggin' cathartic.” My experience yesterday, however, was quite the opposite. After turning the dial and pressing the button for my choices, I walked around for the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    In the Bishop Arts District Last Night, Cautious Optimism Gave Way to Joy

    Daniel Rodrigue Bishop Arts last night, jam-packed with drinky Dems Hundreds of people packed Bishop Street last night, filling the sidewalks of Oak Cliff’s arts district and watching the election returns on huge screens erected outside the shops and cafes. As the Happy Bullets played on stage an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Most Athletic Presidents in U.S. History

    A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Election Day ... Serenity?

    Plenty of good seats available. Been watching some CNN today and was a tad alarmed by the headlines: “Problems at polling stations!” “Record voter turnout!” “New York’s 'Naked Cowboy' endorses McCain!” Frightening stuff. So I scurried down to my local polling place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    T.D. Jakes Bumped off MSNBC for Big Blue News: Ohio for Obama

    T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas was, moments ago, in the middle of telling David Gregory on MSNBC that "it's anybody's game" and that "in many cases, we've underestimated Sen. McCain," when Gregory broke in with the news: NBC News has called Ohio for Obama. Dallas County now has 34 of 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    How Lowell Can You Go?

    With 200 of Dallas County's 708 precincts reporting, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez maintains her lead over challenger Lowell Cannaday: 313,083 (or 56.24 percent of the vote) to 243,632 (43.76 percent). Sam's with the Republicans and will have more comments and photos from the GOP un-shindig shor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    While We Wait For Our Dispatch from Bishop Arts, This Just In ...

    Brian Harkin Barack Obama, speaking at Reunion Arena in February -- nine months before he was elected President of the United States ... Barack Obama is the president-elect, say Fox News and NBC and CNN. And he crushed John McCain in Dallas County. With 654 of 708 precincts reporting, Obama and J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Wake and Bake

    15 UNT football players found a unique way to show school spirit. The first sip: As Richie pointed out yesterday, somehow Todd Dodge’s job is safe as UNT football coach despite an 0-8 start and a defense that ranks dead last in the nation in points allowed per game. Perhaps the team’s struggles ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008
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    October 20, 2008

    Signs of the Times: Two More Weeks! Two More Weeks! Two More Weeks!

    This sign at left, no doubt a longtime favorite, made its bow over the weekend in our Northwest Dallas neighborhood. It's become a regular occurrence in our Northwest Dallas neighborhood: Every morning or so, the Obama yard signs go missing or wind up tossed on someone else's lawn; happened only yes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Cornyn-Noriega: The Other Debate

    For those who might not have caught last night's John Cornyn-Rick Noriega Senate race showdown, live from the studios of KERA, it's archived in its entirety on the public station's site. No doubt the affair, moderated in part by the pictured Shelley Kofler, was riveting; have every intention of watc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    At Some Point, John McCain Will Also Want You Off His Lawn

    Flickr photo: i am indisposed My takeaway from the final presidential debate last night was a deep sense of concern, even anxiety, over what John McCain is doing to the public perception of old white guys. People already treat us as if we’re all goofy. They use euphemisms like “irascible,” w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Bill Clinton Stops By Thomas Jefferson for Democratic Party Pep Rally

    Patrick Michels Bill warms up the crowd with a shout-out to Lupe Valdez A packed house last night at Thomas Jefferson High School, where Bill Clinton dropped in to rally the troops in support of U.S. Senatorial candidate Rick Noriega and, I think, Barack Obama, whose name he dropped only once. (OK, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust …

    I smell an upset. Or is it just really dark urine? If you’re not too hungover tomorrow morning, ESPN’s Texas-OU GameDay crew will set up shop outside the Cotton Bowl at 9 a.m. I think it'd be funny to see someone hold up a Pacman Jones cutout in the background, but that's just me. Look for L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Obama v. McCain: Round 2

    I’m thinking about inviting over Michael Buffer and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco to help me score tonight’s Presidential Debate blow-by-blow fight style. But, from where I sit, not even erroneous scoring from the “Let’s Get Ready to Ruuuuummbllllllllllle!” guy and boxing’s most famous corner man c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008
  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Ask a Mexican

    Dear Babe: Mexicans don't hate you because you're Spanish, but just because you're you

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Anchorman

    Bob Schieffer signs his latest

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Peggy Noonan Calls "Bullshit" on McCain for Not Going With Kay Bailey

    Kay Bailey Hutchison For those who missed it yesterday, Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy joined MSNBC's Chuck Todd for a little Sarah Palin bashing they thought was off-mike. During their chat, Noonan, Ronald Reagan's former speechwriter and a Wall Street Journal columnist, called John McCain's decision ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    It's Dallas vs. Dallas, As ER Docs Assail McCain's Advisor's Health Care Claims

    Mark Graham John Goodman Couple of years back in the paper version of Unfair Park, we profiled National Center for Policy Analysis boss man John Goodman, who was in the news at the time for firing Bruce Bartlett -- a longtime Republican who'd been critical in the press and in a book about George W. ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008
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    August 25, 2008

    Obama's Counsel Wants DOJ to See if Harold Simmons Broke Election Law

    On the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Barack Obama's campaign is busying itself with the handiwork of Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who, as we noted yesterday, financed an ad linking the Democratic presidential candidate with former Weather Underground-er William Aye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2008

    Dallas Billionaire Harold Simmons Has Money, and Democrats, to Burn

    Harold Simmons, a vision in white Lots of Harold Simmons mentions in the news today; it started last night, actually and one can't imagine why, judging from the ad after the jump, which links Barack Obama with former Weather Underground-er William Ayers, a subject discussed and more or less dismisse ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2008
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    July 9, 2008
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    June 19, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
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    June 9, 2008

    John McCain's Coming to Dallas to Soak Up BBQ Sauce With GOP Bread

    George P. Bush, throwing McCain a BBQ fund-raiser in Dallas next week John McCain hasn't allowed media into his fund-raisers, insisting he wants to protect his donors' privacy -- though, more likely, he also wants to protect John McCain's privacy. Barack Obama has also raised dough in private, but e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    Double Chuck

    He's Osgood as he wants to be

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008
  • News

    April 24, 2008
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    April 16, 2008

    John McCain’s Curious Christian Faith

    JohnMcCain.com Two news articles in recent days have shed light on an enigma: John McCain’s Christian faith. Andrea Billups’ story in the Washington Times -- despite its inadvertently funny lede, which appears to have caught multiple people sleeping at the copy desk -- will do nothing to boost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    You Have Been Warned

    Should you see a parade of limos and police officers later today, don't worry -- Dick Cheney won't be in town loading up on more weaponry. John McCain will finish off his day in Dallas after a morning stint on The View and a "a small business roundtable in Brooklyn." And what brings him from NYC to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    Lewisville Think Tank Unhappy Hillary Clinton Won't RSVP, Dang It

    Lewisville-based Institute for Policy Innovation -- the Dick Armey-founded "non-profit, non-partisan public policy 'think tank'" -- will be in D.C. this week, hosting a chitchat at the National Press Club called "Trade and the Race for the White House: Exploring the Candidates' Positions." John McCa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008
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    February 8, 2008

    The Getaway That Won't Go Away

    David Letterman's Wednesday-night Top 10 list -- as in, "Top 10 Signs John McCain is Getting Cocky" -- is OK; the "Mike Suckabee" gag's a giggle, at least. But the local mention at No. 1 is the reason it gets posted (and mentioned this morning on KTCK-AM's morning show). Said co-host Craig Miller, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Do Lies Come with that Shake?

    Colleen McCain Nelson was a crackerjack City Hall reporter for The Dallas Morning News before becoming an editorial writer. She’s a very smart and accomplished pro. The tortured logic, pathetic attempts at obfuscation and ultimate dishonesty of her editorial in The News yesterday about Congresswom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007

    Jerry Jones Gives John McCain Money. Not Much, But Some.

    Gary Griffith -- and Tom Hicks, come to think of it -- may be all for Rudy Giuliani, but Jerry Jones is backing John McCain. So reports the Associated Press today, as it thumbs through the presidential candidates' first-quarter finance reports and discovers that the Dallas Cowboys owner gave $2,300 ... More >>

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    February 2, 2007
  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Avast, Ye Pirates

    Get yourself--and Congress--ready for the next wave of absurd anti-file-sharing tactics

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Clearing the air

    The motive behind a series of Bush attack ads may have been business, not politics

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Buzz

    Now you don't see it...Rumor patrol; Signing off; Flicked up; Study hall; Wyoming, we think

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