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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The other day, Unfair Park chatted with filmmaker Bentley Brown about his film Faisal Goes West, the tale of a Sudanese family moving to America and settling in Dallas' Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Brown mentioned his friend who convinced him to film in Dallas (and acted as script supervisor) starte ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Megan FeldmanOn 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 >>
Daniel DaughertyIn 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 ... More >>