Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 8

September 22, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 8, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

Tune in next Saturday for another exciting episode!

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 7

September 15, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 7, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 6

September 8, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 6, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

Tune in next Saturday for another exciting episode!

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 5

September 1, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 5, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger and Deadeye), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

Tune in next Saturday for another exciting episode!

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Crusader Rabbit in Texas, Episode 4

August 25, 2018

Crusader Rabbit, Series 1, Episode 4, “Crusader vs the State of Texas,” 1950. Directed by  Alexander Anderson, co-written by Mr. Anderson, Hal Goodman, Arthur North, Lloyd Turner, and Jay Ward. Voice actors: Lucille Bliss (Crusader Rabbit), Vern Louden (Rags the Tiger and Vernon Vulture), Roy Whaley (narrator). The cartoon series was the first produced for the small black-and-white television screen rather than movie theaters.

Tune in next Saturday for another exciting episode!

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Cruz vs. Beto: The Beef

August 13, 2018

Cruz vs. Beto: The Beef

In what may be the most Texan comment in this year’s Senate race between incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, Cruz spokesperson Emily Miller called Beto “a Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” The beef (ahem) started when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram claimed the O’Rouke logo looks like a Whataburger Spicy Ketchup packet.

Note: Unlike Emily Miller (Baltimore) and Ted Cruz (Canada!), Whataburger and Beto O’Rourke were both born in Texas.

More:

“What Could Ted Cruz’s Campaign Have Meant When It Called Beto O’Rourke a ‘Triple Meat Whataburger Liberal’?”  Dan Solomon, Texas Monthly

Updates:

“Beto O’Rourke Could Be The Democrat Texas Has Been Waiting For,” Anne Helen Petersen, BuzzFeed News

“Beto O’Rourke: can the upstart Texas Democrat eject Ted Cruz?” Tom Dart, The Guardian

“Beto O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz and the Fight for America,” Christopher Hooks, GQ

 

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From the Bottom of the Bucket

September 22, 2017

“The Bucket,” a desert video by John Wells of the Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory (The Field Lab) in Terlingua, Texas, who notes “the swimming bees were rescued.” Ehru music by Doug Maxwell.
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Donald Trump, Hat-Salesman-In-Chief

September 5, 2017

Donald Trump, Hat-Salesman-In-Chief

President Trump visited storm-wracked, flood-ravaged Texas last Tuesday and offered victims these heartfelt words of comfort: “What a crowd. What a turnout!” He was accompanied by the current Mrs. Trump, easily identified by her five-inch heels and a black baseball cap helpfully labeled “FLOTUS.” If you want to buy Melania’s disaster-zone garb, the snakeskin Manolo Blahnik stilettos will set you back $600, and you’ll have to settle for a knock-off FLOTUS cap.

But you can get her husband’s hurricane hat, an Official 45th President “U-S-A” cap, by forking over $40 to the Donald Trump Re-Election Campaign. That’s right, 7 months into his first do-nothing term, Mr. Trump is already flogging hats to fashion-forward fans to fund his 2020 run. After all, that’s how he funded his 2016 campaign, remember?

President Trump and the missus got such bad press from Tuesday’s Texas stumble that they had a do-over on Saturday. Another chance to advertise the family head-wear business.

More:

“How President Trump turned hurricane relief into product placement for campaign swag,” Jordan Libowitz, Washington Post

“Trump’s ‘USA’ Hat Criticized by Ethics Group and Those Who Don’t Like Ugly Hats,” Adam K. Raymond, New York Magazine

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Juneteenth

June 19, 2017

Juneteenth
(General Orders, Department of Texas, June 19, 1865)

On June 19, 1865 Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which began: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” This ended the legal institution of chattel slavery in the United States, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

More:

“Juneteenth: Our Other Independence Day,” Kenneth C. Davis, Smithsonian.com

“Juneteenth,” Teresa Palomo Acosta, Handbook of Texas Online

“Juneteenth,” Stephanie Hall, Folklife Today

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Rick Perry Named Secretary of ‘Oops’

December 14, 2016

Rick Perry Named Secretary of 'Oops'

President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Texas governor Rick Perry as Secretary of  Energy, a department GOP candidate Perry would have abolished if he could have remembered what it was:

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