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  • A Texas legend. A prolific satirist. A poignant and irreverent political superstar in a state full of bullshitters and snake-oil salesmen, Kinky was a breath of fresh air.

    Friedman gained a reputation as a provocateur. In the early 1970s, he formed the satirical country band Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys — which penned songs like “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed.” Later, he published novels that often featured a fictionalized version of himself, including “Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola” and “Armadillos and Old Lace.”

    In politics, Friedman staked out unusual positions at the time for someone seeking statewide office in Texas, like legalization of marijuana and casino gambling. He supported same-sex marriage in 2006, long before the Supreme Court legalized it nationally, quipping, “I support gay marriage because I believe they have right to be just as miserable as the rest of us.”

  • Cowards

    Today, the Senate did not meet the two-thirds majority to convict Trump for inciting violence at The Capitol. People fucking died. They literally were chanting to decapitate Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence. The failed coup, meant to deter the election results, was literally a white nationalist last gasp. If you don’t believe me, think about this: if the riot had been black americans, it would have been a slaughter. The entire insurrection was fueled by white privilege. Republicans are blind to that disgusting truth. Despite the fact that the FBI has arrested hundreds in connection to the treasonous insurrection. Yet of all the atrocities and horrors presented at the Impeachment Trial, that wasn’t enough to convict for these spineless Republicans.

    All of them are cowards.

    14th Amendment, Section 3 anyone? Hello, Congress? Are you listening?