Texas Rainmaker
Lucky Number Seven
March 12th, 2010 5:28 am

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the first post on this blog. Thanks to all of you who have put up with these rants for the last 7 years.

Assuming we can survive the rest of Obama’s single term, here’s to many more…

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Back on March 13, 2003, this blog was born. Inspired by the desire to respond to the Dixie Chicks’ incessant whining about censorship and their inability to actually know what censorship was - and having grown tired of posting my thoughts randomly around the web and continually talking back to the talking heads on radio and television - I decided to try this little experiment.

Five years, a million hits, dozens of radio interviews, coverage in the nation’s biggest newspapers and two hurricanes later… here we are. It will be interesting to see what the next 5 years will bring.

Thanks for hearing me out.

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2007 Weblog Awards Finalist
November 1st, 2007 5:54 pm

The 2007 Weblog Awards

For the third year in a row, TexasRainmaker has been named a finalist in the Weblog Awards.

Voting should begin shortly has begun. Click here to cast your vote. You can vote once every 24 hours until polls close on November 8th.

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2007 Weblog Awards
October 4th, 2007 8:36 am

The 2007 Weblog AwardsIt’s that time again. Nominations are now open for the 2007 Weblog Awards. If you like this blog, please consider posting a nomination (and later voting should it make the finals).

Here are a couple of categories that might be relevant:

Best Conservative Blog
Best Individual Blogger
Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 Blogs

Here is the info needed to nominate:


I don’t expect to win, but what the hell…

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August 4th, 2007 9:58 am

Taking a few days off to celebrate the birthday in the windy city.

Please take my Blog Reader Project survey.

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June 22nd, 2007 5:56 am

See you in a week. Until then, feel free to show your creative side by captioning the photos I’ve set to post over the next week.

Like this one…

Hillary prepares a place for her dreams of becoming President.

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Site Fixed
April 24th, 2007 9:44 am

Some of you may have noticed this blog having problems loading over the past few days. Apparently it was from some old code I had in the sidebar. I’ve removed the code and the site should be loading properly now. Thanks for your patience.

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According to ABC, Rosie O’Donnell has launched a Presidential Exploratory Committee in the first step to entering the 2008 Presidential campaign.

NEW YORK — With a single sheet of paper, actress and entertainer Rosie O’Donnell, took a major step Saturday toward launching an historic official bid for the U.S. Presidency.

Ms. O’Donnell filed the necessary paperwork to form an exploratory committee for a possible run for the office of President. The committee will allow her to raise and spend money for the Democratic nomination. If she runs, she would become the first lesbian to seek public office.

“This morning, I filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission to establish the Rosie O’Donnell for President Exploratory Committee,” said campaign spokesman Timothy Wolfson.

O’Donnell was not present for the five-minute filing at the commission in Washington, but 15 news cameras made sure the event was recorded.

Monday, Ms. O’Donnell will begin a four-day swing across central and eastern New York. The entertainer’s trip is the kickoff of what aides are billing as a summer-long “truth tour” by Ms. O’Donnell.

Lawyers for The View strongly urged Ms. O’Donnell to form the committee to address ethical questions about engaging in political activity on her television show. Ms. O’Donnell’s campaign-like rants have been criticized due to the use of public airwaves.

“Over the next months Ms. O’Donnell will travel throughout the state, meeting with New Yorkers in small groups and revealing evidence that proves 9/11 was an inside job and Osama bin Laden is just ‘misunderstood’,” Wolfson said. “Rosie O’Donnell is eager to begin this tour and looks forward to telling New Yorkers about these issues that concern her.”

Elena Doyle, who runs a bakery and Italian specialty store in Oneonta, is one who will meet O’Donnell and says Ms. O’Donnell is the “kind of lesbian I’d vote for.”

Whether she’ll actually reach typical voters is difficult to tell. More than 200 reporters are expected to tag along on Ms. O’Donnell’s tour.

The GOP immediately attacked Ms. O’Donnell on Saturday as too liberal. “What makes her think by bringing that extreme brand of liberalism of hers to the Presidential race that it’s going to be successful?” the Chairman said. “They’ve seen that, they’ve tried it, it failed before and she will fail too.”

O’Donnell responded by saying she’d pull a new style of campaigning out of the closet.

Read more at ABC.com

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Four Years and Counting… *Bumped 2*
March 23rd, 2007 12:15 am

March 13, 2007 marked the four year anniversary of this blog. It all began with a message to the Dixie Chicks. In that spirit, and to show my appreciation to you, I am going to give away an iPod Shuffle… and no, no Dixie Chicks music will be pre-loaded.

Just leave a comment or trackback to this post and I’ll pick one at random to award the prize.

Just wanted to say, “Thank you.”

Bumped to give all the lurkers one more chance to get in before I select a winner. (And yes, Canadians are eligible) :)

And the winner is… Commenter #24. It was a random drawing of numbers and in a show of bipartisan support, the winner is Forrest - one of our resident libruls. I will have some other contests in the near future so don’t worry. Forrest (and everyone else that visits regularly) - thank you for visiting my humble blog regularly. Without you, this would just be a place for some guy to rant uncontrollably to himself.

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February 17th, 2007 7:40 am

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