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13th July 2013

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I will be at the forefront against Carona when he comes up for re-election. We will never forget what happened tonight and how he used his vote for the city of Dallas and the state of Texas today.

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10th May 2013

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If you know me, you know how preachy I can be about all things local with beer.  But you know what I can also be preachy about? Local liqueur.

A friend of a friend launched a kickstarter for his passion, a Texas pecan liqueur based in the Hillcountry called Pecaño. 

I could go all crazy soapbox on you about how the Texas artisan liquor/liqueur market is almost non-existent in the state and how it’s dominated by industrial swill that resembles gasoline with a hint of dog puke, but you already know that.

So, here it is. The kickstarter for a great new Texas liqueur made by a super smart, nano/biomed engineer researcher.  Click through and help this guy out, if that’s your thing. Or not. I’m not your Father.

(Source: kickstarter.com)

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8th March 2013

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I have been following the Texas SB 515-518 (pro craft beer and brew pub industries bills) and SB 639 (the anti craft beer “poison” bill) closer than I followed most sports in 2012.

If the pro-craft bills get killed in committee (again), regardless of the GIGANTIC “for” witness attendance, and the anti-craft bill gets passed by that snake in the grass John Carona, I’m not sure what I will do.  What is the civil disobedience equivalent for beer? A drink in? A brew in?  Whatever it is, we’re ready.

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5th March 2013

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Okay craft beer lovers, it’s tiime to support your local breweries. We have the chance to make a difference for our friends who provide us with delicious libations. Show ‘em you care and call, write, e-mail, or just plain write your Texas representative to let them know that the days of the three tier system and Anheuser-Busch bullying local craft is over.

Over the last 5 years, our state has seen an exponential growth in craft beer startups.  These local breweries are not only supporting the local, Texan economy, but are helping shape craft beer worldwide (ex. Peticolas winning a Gold Medal at GABF in their first year).

Support the SB 515-518 and HB 1763-1766 bills and help even the playing field.

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10th September 2011

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beyondthebrew:

Open the Taps is off to a strong start after their kickoff events in Houston and Dallas in the campaign to loosen the strangle hold antiquated Texas laws have the craft brew industry, and most importantly the effects on the consumer.  For background information check out this Dallas Observer Article or check out Open the Taps presents on facebook, twitter, or join the mailing list on their website.

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13th August 2011

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Open the Taps kicks off in DFW - The group that will hopefully help bring sanity to Texas beer laws is gearing up and has scheduled their kickoff event in DFW for August 27th at the Common Table in Dallas.  Open the Taps is a recently organized grassroots organization that is geared towards the consumer.  They hope to change Texas laws in order to help Craft Beer and small brewers thrive in Texas.  Check our their facebook page for the details.

This is a really big thing, guys.  Help support local, good beer.

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18th January 2011

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Rick Perry will take his unprecedented fourth oath as governor at 11 a.m. in a scaled-down celebration under gray, overcast skies — both reflecting the state’s tough economic times.

"Guys, guys. I know that the $27 billion state budget shortfall is hurting us all. So, to save money, we’ve scaled back to a 5 foot iron skillet. I know, I know. But, we all have to tighten our belts.  Now, hand me the diamond-mill, so I can make my dookie twinkle."

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1st October 2010

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Best part of finding this picture via google? The name of the file was “Agony-Of-Defeat”.

IT’S SHOOTOUT TIME IN DALLAS!

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14th June 2010

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Vince Young Arrested For Assault After Going Boomer on a Sooner at a Dallas Strip Club →

So, I wake up today to this story and feel like I need to give it the Dallas perspective for some of my followers:

First off, Club Onyx is a ghetto ass strip club.  Not like “the bathroom stalls don’t have doors” kind of ghetto. More like, gunshots are constantly heard from it and its sister club, XTC Cabaret.  A couple weeks ago, a cab driver got straight up murdered as an innocent bystander caught between gunfire from an XTC related shooting.  Actually, you should stay away from pretty much anything involved with Rick’s Cabaret, the local club of parent company of both places.  There are far too many stories about beatings and shootings involved with both.  When the full nude club started by Pantera has less violence, you know shit is crazy.  Conclusion: CELEBRITIES SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THESE CLUBS IN DALLAS.

Second, as detailed in the story linked and the one of the Dallas Crimeblog, it all started with some stupid ass Sooners fan.  When Vince was trying to get ones to stuff into a high school dropout’s thong, a Zero-U fan flashed the upside down horns and said “Boomer Sooner”.  Vince reacted as all Texas fans drunk at 4:30 AM at a ghetto stripclub would. He threw a cross into the dude’s face.  Bar justice.

As Randy Galloway says, “Nothing good happens after 2 AM.” 

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