Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Stop The Slaughter!

I am sad to say that even in the great state of Texas, places exist to butcher horses to export their meat as food -- one of the three in the U.S. is right here in Fort Worth. This is wrong and must stop. Please write Congress to stop this slaughter now!

H.R. 503, The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act has been reintroduced in the US House by Congressman John Sweeney (R-NY), Co-chair of the Congressional Horse Caucus, Congressman John Spratt, Jr. (D-SC) and Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY). In the Senate. S. 1915 has been reintroduced by Senator and veterinarian John Ensign (R-NV) and Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Last year in the House 228 bipartisan Members of Congress cosponsored the bill, let's reach that number again.

Seems All American. Who could be against this? Well ...

"Why is Congress rushing to pass legislation that creates many problems and solves none?" said House Agriculture Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., whose committee has managed to block proposed bans for years. He called the effort "emotionally misguided" and derided the "very wealthy horse owners pushing this legislation" without regard to those who would lose the only financially viable option for disposing of unwanted horses.

What Makes a Good Bad Movie

Chuck Klosterman writes about the most overhyped movie ever, Snakes on a Plane, in the latest Esquire:

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Defending American Values

Sen. Lindsey Graham says what I've been thinking and what many, many people seem unable to grasp (from NYT):

While some other Republicans argue that terrorists do not deserve legal or human rights, Mr. Graham has insisted that only a system grounded in the fundamental rights of the military code and the Geneva conventions will affirm the reputation of the United States abroad and protect American troops when they are captured by enemies.

“What I’m trying to do with my time in the Senate during this whole debate we’re having is to remind the Senate that the rules we set up speak more about us than it does the enemy,” Mr. Graham said in an interview. “The enemy has no rules. They don’t give people trials, they summarily execute them and they’re brutal, inhuman creatures. But when we capture one of them, what we do is about us, not about them.

“Do they deserve, the bad ones, all the rights that are afforded? No. But are we required to do it because of what we believe? Yes.”

Exotic Dining

And I thought my lunch wasn't sitting well with me ... little did I know.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Kinky Q&A

The Kinkster talks about immigration, gambling, education and the de-wussification of Texas in this summer's issue of the American Interest.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Steve's Got Issues

Steve's Got Issues is the name of my Mid-Century Modern antiques concern ... or should I say my out-of-control avalanche of cool stuff and debt. I exhibit at Lost Antiques at 1201 N. Industrial Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207 (214.741.4411). Need a lucite coffee table? Got it. A 1930s dental drill? Got that too. 1940s Robsjohn Gibbings step table? Yep. Plycraft recliner? Fully restored. Murano glass chandelier? Rewired even. You want it? I got it. I don't got it? I'll get it.

It's run by Joey Edwards who is possibly the coolest human being in existence. He has a couple of dozen vintage motorcycles for sale, as well as Art Deco and Machine Age furniture and fixtures and on and on. Come by and check it out!

Oral History

Christopher Hitchens can write about anything and make it interesting, even when it is something as tedious as defending W on Iraq. However, give him an interesting topic, such as, say ...blowjobs ... as he does in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, well, watch out.