Thursday, May 28, 2009

I got 'Proofed

If you haven't seen the movie Fireproof, do so now! I admit, I hadn't watched this faith-based movie about marriage yet, and picked up the DVD from the Redbox this week. I was expecting a sort of dramatic chick flick, but that's not what I got. I'll tell ya, not a bad little film. Kirk Cameron really surprised me, he's really good in this thing.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Gay Backlash Is In Full Effect

My latest article at addresses the whole Prop 8 thing, and why local gay activists are missing the whole point. Here's a link:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

So Much For Obama's Credit Card Protection

Remember that credit card legislation that President Obama signed into law that was supposed to save us from high fees and rates jumping on us? Well, as many experts predicted, the banks that issue these cards are finding ways around the law. Among them, I can tell you that Capital One just told me that my card's APR - which was just at 8% - will jump to 15% in just over a year, and I haven't even missed a payment yet. They can't hike it on me now, but I'm sure many Cap 1 cardholders have seen the last of low promotional rates. This is what happens when government sticks their fingers in something they don't fully understand. I've also been able to get late fees or pay by phone fees waived if I barely miss a payment, because I have a good payment record, but I've been told by a customer service rep that they won't be doing that sort of thing anymore. Gee, thanks for nothing, Mr. President!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm Your Examiner, Huckleberry.......

I am now writing about Dallas Republican politics for! I hope you'll take the time to stop by and check things out! Here's a linkeroo:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Diana Flores Endorses Epker For City Council

DCCCD Trustee Diana Flores has endorsed Justin Epker for city council District 1 in the June 13 runoff. It's a nice pickup for Epker, and proof that his appeal is more than just to white voters. His opponent, Delia Jasso, is playing racial politics, claiming Latinos should vote only for Latinos. The truth is nearly 60% of voters chose anyone but Jasso in the May elections, and many Latinos, after hearing what he has to say, are voting for him. It's a fact Jasso's folks are trying to downplay. Just check out the reader forums at the Dallas Morning News website after any article about Epker.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Dallas Morning News Continues to Shove Jasso Down Our Throats

I continue to be amazed at the thick-headed reporting over at the Morning News. Yes, I know it's the hand that feeds me, or more specifically publishes my columns. Even so, they are so sold on putting Delia Jasso in office over at City Hall (in the District 1 City Council seat) that they have published article after article, with a few editorials thrown in, telling us how wonderful she is. Now, columnist Mercedes Olivera, who never met a Democrat she didn't love, is reporting this weekend in her column that District 1 Latinos are now cowering in fear that a white guy - Justin Epker - might be elected. Not only will his election mean the end of Latino civilization as we know it, it will mean the Morning News' opinion doesn't hold quite the sway it used to.

The DMN doesn't seem to read their own feedback, as each article praising Jasso and dissing Epker has been met with criticism from readers, many of them Latino, who raise an important point: they are sick of the rule of the Garcia family - and their friends - over District 1. They have nothing to show for their time in charge.

Editors at the Morning News should be ashamed they let such a juvenile piece run in their paper.

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Amateur Hour in Washington

Good God...did you see Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's press conference in which she said the CIA lied to her and never told her about waterboarding? She fumbled and bumbled and acted like she was a 12 year old in her first junior-high debate class. Even the liberal press is calling shenanigans on her. It sounds like she's playing CYA on this thing, and she's lied herself into a corner. She never expected anyone to call her out on what she knew. I don't care what anyone says. What we did to those terrorists at GITMO wasn't torture. It didn't leave any physical damage. We scared them with caterpillars and dunked their heads in water. We do that here to get in fraternities.

Reporting for Duty..

I've finally got my blog going...we'll see how this goes!