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Posts on ‘January 6th, 2018’

Saturday video break: Soon

Remember the Squirrel Nut Zippers? Here they are with a song called “Soon”: I really liked SNZ, as I have always been a fan of that style of music. I wish they’d stayed together longer and made more records, but that’s the way it goes. Now here’s Yes: The video is from 2001. They may […]

Looking ahead to 2019

Yes, yes, I know. We’ve barely begun the 2018 cycle. Who in their right mind is thinking about 2019? I plead guilty to political insanity, but the beginning of the year is always the best time to look forward, and just as 2018 will be unlike any election year we’ve seen before, I think 2019 […]

So what’s up with the Farenthold ballot situation?

The Trib provides an update. So how did the Texas Republican Party manage to remove Farenthold from the primary ballot? The short answer is that they violated the election code, according to state officials. But the Texas Secretary of State‚Äôs office has no authority to force someone to include a name on a primary ballot. […]

The life and times of Kinky Friedman

I have feelings about this. With Friedman, it’s showtime most of the time. On this occasion, he’s in town with Mary Lou Sullivan, his biographer, who attempted to condense his strange life into 300 pages. Hers was an unenviable task. “A lot of people try to be themselves,” Friedman says. “That’s the hardest thing to […]