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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his Sicko still devastates
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 >>
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 >>
Stuff you need to know to avoid cultural ostracism
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 >>
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 >>
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