Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Hires Update

I didn't like Craig James when he was part of the Pony Express at SMU, scoring TDs against the Aggies. I disliked him even more when it was revealed that he was one of the SMU jocks involved in the Bill Clements play-for-pay scandal. I thought he was rotten as a color guy on football broadcasts. Then he decided to go into politics as a conservative Republican. Now he's hooking up with the Family Research Council. His mission will be to fight back against the persecution of the Christian majority.

What an asshole. No wonder he's always looking for a new line of work.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Moose farts

Can we now add Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin cheese prince, to the long (and getting longer) list of Americans who wish Sarah Palin would just STFU and go the hell away?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Scoring Update

Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church is dead. That doesn't offset the losses of Roger Ebert and Kurt Vonnegut Jr, but it's a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Here's the breakdown:

As of November 2013, the Texas Secretary of State reported the voting age population was 18,710,830. The number of registered voters was 13,445,285 (or 71.86 percent of the state's voting-age population).

In yesterday's Republican primary, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, there were about 1.333 million votes in the Governor's race, about 1.31 million in the U.S. Senate race, and about 1.329 million in the Lt. Governor's race. The average number of Republican votes among the three big statewide races was 1.324 million.

Putting it another way, 1.324 million voters out of about 13.445 million registered voters participated in the GOP primary (9.85 percent). Dan Patrick, undoubtedly one of the worst Republican candidates on the ballot, received about 551,000 votes (or 42 percent) to set up a runoff with David Dewhurst. If he wins that, he'll almost definitely be the next Lt. Gov.

In a state with 13.445 million registered voters, Patrick gets 551,000 votes (about four percent of the registered voter total). This is what is meant by the expression "letting the inmates run the asylum."

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sweet Home Alabama

Another thing that's completely predictable: Any gathering of Republican legislators anywhere will eventually waste time passing ridiculous symbolic gestures. It causes me to wonder why they do that. The most likely explanation is that the people who vote for Republican legislators are mostly ignorant yahoos who are impressed by meaningless symbolic gestures. I've also noticed this activity occurs most often in backwater hellholes like Alabama and Arkansas.