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  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Calls the "Invasion" of Migrant Rapists an "Existential Threat"

    Texas congressman Louie Gohmert is usually good for a sound byte or two (or three, or four ...), and he gave us another one Tuesday when, with C-SPAN cameras rolling, he said the influx of immigrants at the border amounted to a war on women. Gohmert said the "criminal aliens" had "committed at leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Congressman Pete Sessions Quizzed on 9/11 "Conspiracy" by High School Student. Gets a D.

    Give U.S. Representative Pete Sessions credit for participation. In December, he met with a group of students from Richardson's Berkner High School to answer some questions and be filmed for a C-SPAN contest in which the students were competing. The students seem well informed -- or at least well p ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Oh, and Happy 100th Birthday, Ebby Halliday

    As I was heading out, a Friend of Unfair Park wondered if I was going to that Ebby Halliday wingding underway at the Meyerson. No, hadn't planned on it. Too fancy. Nevertheless, it reminded me: Pete Sessions stopped down the U.S. House of Representatives and C-SPAN today to wish the Dallas real-esta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Yes, But Will DISD Kids Watch Obama?

    ​So, the Plano Independent School District has opted out of President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, but what says the Dallas ISD? I asked Jon Dahlander, district spokesman, via e-mail this morning about the district's plans. While I was out of the office, he left the following message on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    If Nothing Else, You Can Always Go to Booker T. to Watch Obama's Speech With Ron Kirk

    ​A few minutes ago, I spoke to Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander concerning his voice-mail message this morning. I wondered if today's decision, to let teachers and principals decide whether their classes could watch President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, was a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    "Content Matters."

    David Simon, sitting to the left of Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney at today's Senate subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Journalism," edited his prepared testimony. The creator of The Wire left out the part about how, when a newspaper exec complains about how technology is the sole rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Jim Moroney's Clearly No Edgar Winter Fan

    Oooooh, can't wait: We're about 15 minutes away from the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet "Future of Journalism" hearing, where, as we noted yesterday, Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim Moroney will testify alongside The Wire creator David Simon and Arianna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Ron Kirk's About to Trade Up

    'Bout 20 minutes from now, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk will go before the Senate Committee on Finance for his confirmation hearing as U.S. trade ambassador -- finally, right? We're having a watch party at Unfair Park HQ: Schutze brought the churros; Merten, the Moosehead. And I brought the Maker's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Dallas Fed Head Says of "Buy American" Clause, It's "The Crack Cocaine of Economics"

    Dallas Federal Reserve president and CEO Richard Fisher was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning warning that the "Buy American" provision in the House's stimulus bill is bad, bad news. European officials said over the weekend they're terribly unhappy with what they call "protectionist measur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    T. Boone Pickens: "I Honestly Believe People in This Country Trust Me."

    Last night, I caught a little bit of T. Boone Pickens' Q&A in front of the National Press Club yesterday. C-SPAN's got the whole thing, for those with an hour to spare. If not, here's a highlight, during which the Dallas oil billionaire with The Plan talks about how Democratic leadership's been will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    How Vonciel Jones Hill Will Spend Valentine's Day

    If you were thinking of sending Dallas city council member Vonciel Jones Hill flowers on Thursday, don't send them to City Hall. Turns out she'll be spendingValentine's Day speaking before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee -- which, ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Dr. Feelgood

    Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his Sicko still devastates

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007

    Hell is Very Close to Freezing Over

    Mr. Speaker, we ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute, and ask then to rock your balls off immedialely following our remarks. Here's a headline you don't see every day. Or ever. Drowning Pool To Testify To The US Congress Not that there's anything definite. From the looks of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    Bill Richardson's Coming to Town. He Wants Your Money. Who Doesn't?

    Bill Richardson wants to be president. Like, who doesn't? Got $500 to burn and a soft spot for the pudgy, bolo-tie wearing, diplomacy-touting governor of New Mexico? Then Unfair Park has the Saturday-night soiree for you: Some half dozen of Dallas's Latino elite are hosting a cocktail reception and ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid cultural ostracism

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    The Wright Flight Flies into D.C.

    The future of Love Field--well, the Wright Amendment, anyway--will be discussed in D.C. on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will meet to discuss "Reforming the Wright Amendment." (Actually, it's the Subcommitee on Aviation hosting the hearing tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    Smarty Pants

    I'm already a C-SPAN junkie--more gut-busting laughs and wrenching human drama than in a season's worth of E.R.--but now I've got a better reason to watch than Karl Rove's keynote address at the annual conference of the Republican National Lawyers Association, which airs live today at 3:15 p.m. (Swe ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Jokes for Jesus

    Plus: Rescue Crew; Gold Fever

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004

    Strike a Pose

    Get bendy at Bishop Arts Pilates/Yoga

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Snow Show

    Why am I an X Games convert? Because they're sick.

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Circle of Jerks

    Kitchen Dog Theater puts nine actors in the pit for Coriolanus

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Book Title by a Dallas Author

    "I Watched a Wild Hog Eat My Baby!"

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Good Vibrations

    Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Granny get your gun

    Dallas' pistol-packing 'Second Amendment Sister'--63-year-old grandma Mary Thompson--takes aim at a million moms

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Ross on the ropes

    Ross Perot inspired his Reform Party followers to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. They did.

  • Culture

    March 25, 1999

    Sad, sad song

    Theatre Quorum makes beautiful music in Serenading Louie

  • News

    December 31, 1998
  • Culture

    October 23, 1997

    On a wing and a whine

    Undermain's The Seagull flies high over stormy waters

  • News

    June 26, 1997