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Gordon Hilgers

Gordon Hilgers
Location
Dallas, Texas, United States
Birthday
July 22
Bio
Born in Denver, Colorado, 1950s-era capitol of the Beat scene, Gordon Hilgers was exiled to Dallas, Texas, in 1963, and Dallasites were so angry that another 9-year-old Democrat had entered the city that they killed Kennedy. From there, Gordon began writing poems and stories, eventually received a BA degree in newswriting, has written for The Dallas Morning News, despite the fact he was far too Liberal for the likes of William F. Murchison and John Birch, worked as an advocacy journalist and is partly responsible for the City of Dallas' public homeless shelter--where poor people can go to find jobs rather than getting told that because they've forgotten to embrace Jesus that God made them homeless.

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OCTOBER 17, 2014 7:40PM

STRANGE NEW VIRUS EMERGES: MEDIABOLA

You know, I was happy when some journalists threw a little righteous disdain at all the fearmongering, sensationalistic, yellow journalism "reports" on the ongoing Ebolagate crisis.  At least at first I was happy and satisfied and, well, fooled. 

Now that an Ohio school has closed its door… Read full post »

Doubtless, at least half of America is sick, sick, sick.  Not with Ebola, but of Ebola.  The other half is, well, using Ebola as a way to pin blame on the Democrats for the entire thing. 

It doesn't matter if it's Mitt Romney naively accusing President Obama of not closing… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2014 2:24PM

GRAND OLD TEXAS DISTRUST: CHEAT TO WIN

Being poor in Texas, I've experienced apprehension typical of poor people over the brand spanking--and I mean spanking--new Texas voter ID laws. 

When news hit the television screen yesterday that the apparently highly-partisan 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans has deemed it necessary to reinsta… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2014 7:22AM

EBOLA DALLAS: WHERE'S THE SERUM?

Each day, the poor, Sierra Leonian man named Thomas Duncan gets worse in isolation in Dallas' Presbyterian Hospital.  Duncan went from serious to critical this weekend.  He's sinking, he's 5,000 miles away from home, he could be sued for lying, but while two American aid workers--Dr. Kent B… Read full post »

Imagine your six-year-old being approached by a relatively nice-looking man in glasses--who happens to be under indictment for two felonies--during a barbeque in Iowa. 

I don't know about anyone else, but the thought of someone who may soon be denied the right to even vote running around from Ne… Read full post »

Sheesh! 

Practically the instant the now nationally-famous man diagnosed as having Ebola hit the grapevine, the CBSDFW 11 News, a local Dallas "news" or "snooze" outlet, has been having a public spaz attack that is very, very loud and histrionic.  

Monday evening at 5:30 CST, just as The CRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 11:57AM

KRIS KOBACH, STATESMAN? SERIOUSLY?

There is something missing from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's brain.  

Sure, the first answer that would come to one's mind is "compassion".  After all, Kobach has spent many years trying to stop undocumented immigration, good actions in some respects, but his lack of munificence… Read full post »

Just now--I mean just now--I read a Talking Points Memo article referring to one Kevin Williamson, a "correspondent for The National Review", a frigidly rigid, never-bend-with-the-wind type of ideologue who is now famous for suggesting that women who receive abortions be hanged. 

 Hanged!&… Read full post »

Oh boy, oh boy!  This subscription to Erick Erickson’s daily “ideologically correct” RedState agitprop “diaries” is one of the best damned wake-up calls to utter comedy I’ve ever chosen to read. 

 I’ve written here that my polite disagreementRead full post »

Yeah, the yawn fest over at Erick Erickson’s RedState daily runt-rant continues. 

Today, Erickson the Viking has decided that, yes, Barry Goldwater’s supposition that conservatism is about the “whole man” while liberalism is only concerned with the material circumstanceRead full post »

Isn’t intriguing how all the little conservative cub scouts line-up to sign Grover Norquist’s no tax pledge of allegiance to corporatism?  The red-headed Mussolini seems to think he’s boss. 

How we ever got here isn’t really all that mysterious.  For decades,Read full post »

They're gunning-up like crazy.  They're talking about revolution. They're telling us that they and only they have a lock on patriotism.  But they don't want to pay taxes. 

The Tea Party is certainly an interesting phenomenon, isn’t it?  It’s not every day that a grouRead full post »

That’s funny.  I seem to see something happening others never mention.  That certainly doesn’t happen much, but we all need to think about the Cold War and our Cold War hangover and what it is doing to our political situation in the United States. 

It’s only been arRead full post »



Wow.  I’m gobsmacked.  Although this is pretty obvious, obvious in other words that these Tea Party “collectives” that began to mushroom in 2010 after Obama and the Democrats did the Christian thing and used government to help poor people get better health care for less,
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Oh, man alive.  It is now absolutely apparent that, not only is the Heritage Foundation, a supposedly respectable conservative think-tank, is full of white supremacists, but that they’re actually trying to back-track like Nazi Tiger tanks during the Battle of the Bulge.  You kRead full post »

To tell you the truth, I’d rather be sleeping. 

Ever since America learned the truth about the supposedly vaunted Heritage Foundation’s racist tendencies this week, however, I’ve been piss-angry at the conservative movement’s buy-in to its now-obvious ulterior motive: bRead full post »

This afternoon, I went to my happy place and daydreamed of hedge fund managers and Tea Party leaders all dangling together from light poles in Manhattan on nooses made of concertina wire. 

Needless to say, ever since the dumb-and-dumber sequestration, I’ve been daydreaming a lot, especiaRead full post »

A few months ago, I decided it simply isn’t enough to preach to the choir. 

After all, I can comment, for example, on Huffington Post articles with abandon, but considering the stakes in our torn and bleeding electorate, I decided it might be necessary to, you know, reach outRead full post »

Yawn.  The great Reince Preibus mea culpa so widely advertised to put a damper on the little hate-bytes brought to us all by CPAC is starting to look like a laughable exercise in futility. 

I couldn’t help but ask myself after the 2012 Presidential election returns came in whyRead full post »

Aw, shucks.  We’ve all seen the ever-foolish Paul Ryan on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last Sunday, yammering and barking as he typically does about “how important” it is to ultimately destroy Medicare, Social Security and, by extension, the entire social safety netRead full post »

First, an observation.  You can tell if someone has more allegiance to Capitalism than to democracy simply by gauging just how fearful he or she is of Socialism.  The reason I’m bringing this up is that Socialism was seen by many in the 19th Century as an implicit part of theRead full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 11:14AM

SCOTUS READY TO GO ALL NAZI AGAIN

Honestly, after watching how Republicans nationwide tried their best to rig elections to keep mainly black, elderly, young and poor people from voting in important 201 presidential campaign swing states, I really don’t know what to say about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s pungentRead full post »

As usual, some of us may have the suspicion the commercial media really isn’t doing its job regarding commentary on the dumb-assed sequester, but I’m pretty certain that this most recent of many dysfunctional episodes of the disease called partisanship has somehow gotten under the radar.&Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 12:24PM

TEA PARTY: SOMETHING STUPID THIS WAY COMES

Aside from Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s absolutely dumb-headed remarks about Commies at Harvard, perhaps the dumbest thing we in America have got going right now is the Tea Party Caucus’ embrace of the sequester. 

Why equate the two stupid phenomena?  Because, if any grRead full post »

 

Oh, wouldn’t you just love to be John Hagel facing down two idiots (three if you include Kelly Ayotte but the Republicans don't like women so I won't mention her) in Congressional hearings regarding Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense?  Oddly enough, you might feel like a do/Read full post »