United Nations

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    September 16, 2014

    Star-Telegram's Mac Engel Says Adrian Peterson Just Got a Little Carried Away

    Some situations are not nuanced. That didn't keep Mac Engel from making excuses for Adrian Peterson in this morning's Star-Telegram. Peterson, he says, may have abused his two sons when he allegedly beat them to the point of bleeding and scarring, but he is not a child abuser -- which is kind of lik ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    Exxon Is Way More Optimistic on Climate Change Than the UN

    We're all getting sophisticated enough to agree that climate change is real, climate-deniers are wrong and someone should do something about it. Good for us. But what any of that actually means is still a major point of debate. On Monday the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Jerry Patterson Is the Lone Sane Republican Running for Lieutenant Governor, Is Doomed

    There's not a whole lot of daylight between the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. All check the requisite conservative boxes on guns, abortion, immigration, healthcare evolution, school choice, the size of government and so on. That said, GOP voters still have a choice for the March 4 ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson: The "Alamo Will Not Go Under UN Control"

    The United Nations has already made quite clear that it has no intention of invading Texas, dismissing Lubbock County Judge Tom Head's prediction of blue-clad international forces laying siege to Hub City as "absolutely ridiculous." It's now clear that UN bureaucrats were hatching an even more insi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Twisted Root Arlington Is Now Serving Camel Burgers on Hump Day

    Twisted Root keeps twisting up things with their menu. A few years ago they introduced a beaver burger; they do bison, bunny, elk and other things. Plus the exotic black bean. But recently they've pushed the envelope a tad further with a camel burger, sold at their Arlington location only on ... ugh ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Texas v. Obama, Part XXX: Greg Abbott Pledges Lawsuit Over U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    The goal of the U.N.'s Arms Trade Treaty -- of fostering international peace and cooperation and "reducing human suffering" -- is laudable. Its methods, which basically consist of asking countries to monitor gun exports so they don't wind up in the hands of terrorists and other malevolent actors, ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Bugs in Food: Sorry Vegans, You've Already Eaten a Lot of Animals

    Last month I used the recently released UN report on bug consumption to question whether or not Dallasites were ready to dine on insects. Comments came in quickly and resoundingly to the negative. "OK I can suck the head of a crawfish all day long, but I'd never stick the whole damn thing in my mout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    As the National GOP Leaps into the 20th Century, Ted Cruz and His Texas Pals Cling to the 19th

    Last Thursday, New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks said Republicans, smarting from Mitt Romney's defeat, have learned their lesson and are undergoing what Brooks described as a "glasnost," a term defined by Merriam-Webster as, "a Soviet policy permitting open discussion of political a ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    November 5, 2012

    David Barton's Libyan Fever Dream: Obama Was Complicit In U.S. Ambassador's Murder

    Today, in The State of American Discourse, I present to you David Barton, religious ideologue, fantastical historian and weeping boil on the hide of Texas. No, he is not an entirely fringe crank. Barton is the former vice chair of the Texas Republican Party. He recently helped draft the ridiculous a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    While You Waited for Tanks to Flatten Lubbock, the UN Conquered Texas Through Sustainable Development

    We all got a good chuckle when Lubbock County Judge Tom Head warned of that impending United Nations invasion of West Texas, but the laughter may have been premature. InfoWars, the website run by Austin Austin radio host/all-around crazy Alex Jones, published a low-budget, Onion-quality newscast tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Worried About Aerial Spraying? Steve Blow Thinks You're on the "Lunatic Fringe."

    Gone for a week. Vacation. Back. First thing, walked the dogs in the 'hood. Got a half dozen mosquito bites. So I thought the mayor bombed the mosquitos while I was gone. What is up with that? Are there still mosquitos where you live? Also just back from vacation, next thing, after the dogs, was St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    U.N. Swears it Has No Plans to Invade Lubbock County

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is raising taxes just in case, steeling himself for the U.N. invasion that will almost certainly follow an Obama win in November. But what is the U.N. doing to get ready for its occupation of Lubbock? Maybe buying some Red Raider gear to fit in with the locals? Stocking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Predicts Civil War if Obama is Re-elected, Proposes Tax Hike

    This has nothing to do with Dallas, except that Dallas and Lubbock are both in Texas, but a Friend of Unfair Park passed along an article from a local TV station about a proposed tax increase in Lubbock County. More specifically, it's about County Judge Tom Head's reasons for asking for a tax increa ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012
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    December 28, 2011

    Bring On the Meatless Mondays

    ​Happy belated birthday, sweet infant Jesus! Now that all that trimming the tree and wrapping presents is over, all Santa's cookies have been eaten, and all the stores are ready to mark down all the stuff you just bought by 60 percent, we can look ahead to the dawning of another year and the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    To Save the Trees, Start by Saving Poor People

    ​Maybe we need some context for this week's debate on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vs. the tree canopy. After a not-very-uplifting debate yesterday including the line, "Trees do not vote," our esteemed city council voted to allow a developer to decimate a vast swath of the urban forest for a new Walma ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011

    Eat Up While You Can, Texas

    Worry: It's what's for dinner.

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    August 25, 2011
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    October 7, 2010
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    October 15, 2009

    Sikh and Tired of School Bullies

    ​The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas just sent word that the organization, in coordination with a U.N.-affiliated advocacy group called United Sikhs, sent out a letter warning Texas school districts -- including DISD -- to protect Sikh students from discrimination or bullying. The miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2009

    In Dealey Plaza Saturday, Dallas Participates in the Global Day of Action for Iran

    Photos by Megan Feldman​On Saturday afternoon, around 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to protest the Iranian government and show support for pro-democracy demonstrators in that country, where the regime has been retaliating against widespread protests since the June 12 election. Saturday's ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Swallowing a Cup of Tea

    In front of Dallas City Hall, radio host and Dallas Tea Party co-planner Mark Davis poured the first cup of tea with a joke: "Those who oppose big government actually have jobs." To which the crowd of guestimated thousands responded with chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A." The scene at the Dallas Tea ... More >>

  • Film

    December 11, 2008

    The Day the Plot Stood Still

    Sci-fi remake misses the point, and that's a Klaatu Barada no-no

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Full Moon Loony

    Probable Stevie Nicks fans gather at White Rock

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    Putting the "Religion" Part Back in the Holiday Season. Crazy, Right?

    Bill O’Reilly has been railing against the so-called “War on Christmas” for years. Now he’s lambasting a Massachusetts town for shutting off their Christmas lights at 10 p.m. to conserve energy. The horror. What did Baby Jesus ever do before the former WFAA-Channel 8 reporter got booted out ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Kids Go Holistic at Robert Muller Center

    Wait, you can teach kids without boring them? Since when?

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Charlie Rose Talks to Kay Bailey; Should Help With the Getting to Sleep

    A programming note: As the writer's strike is keeping your favorite talk shows off the air till who knows when, there's always ... oh ... I dunno ... Charlie Rose? Might as well, if you're up at midnight tonight, if only because U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson's one of Rose's guests tonight. (The ot ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Secret Justice

    Authorities allege Richard Chichakli was accountant to an illegal arms deal. Prove it, he says.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    Those Lemony Fresh Scents

    If you can't make the Gothic Archies show, which starts right about now in Frisco, they will be in Waxahachie tomorrow. No kidding. Yes, we know y'all are all worn out after wetting your pants eight times at the sight of Stephin Merritt, but let's hope a second, post-Gothic Archies wind comes your w ... More >>

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    The Thermals

    The Body, The Blood, The Machine (Sub Pop)

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    Spreading the Blame

    Andrew Young, the former U.N. ambassador, said he doesn't really dig Jews, Koreans and Arabs who own stores in black neighborhoods. Then he apologized. Good luck with all that. Wilonsky's piece on South (not "Southern") Dallas in this week's paper version of Unfair Park is full of hope and commitmen ... More >>

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    March 22, 2006
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    September 1, 2005
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    April 7, 2005

    Don't Fret

    Dallas Guitar Show plays on

  • Film

    January 6, 2005

    Blade Runners

    Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide

  • Film

    March 18, 2004

    Breast in Show

    Angelina Jolie stars in Taking Lives, but the filmmakers are the real boobs

  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Divided Borders

    Brutality and romance make odd bedfellows in Beyond Borders

  • Music

    July 17, 2003
  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Get Wise

    County north of Fort Worth must be eliminated

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    Play Bargain

    Lots of ball for less bling

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Get on the Bus

    For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics

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    November 7, 2002


    Pretend your heritage is colorful with the Dallas International Festival

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Fishmonger

    TJ's Seafood Market

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Hell Hole

    Two soldiers are stranded in No Man's Land, where no one wins

  • Film

    November 29, 2001

    Flaming Wreck

    Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain

  • Film

    March 30, 2000

    Nuke 'em

    Deterrence takes on -- and bungles -- the biggest question of all

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Fish story

    Environmentalists and some high-profile Dallas chefs say ocean food supplies are in crisis. But is their disaster cry simply publicity bait?

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    April 10, 1997
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    October 5, 1995
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