Kelly Horsley

Oh, irony.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...Here are a few illustrations of irony.  Or stupidity.  Or both.
Y'all done gone and done it.  No, seriously.  Y'all, and by y'all, I mean Empower Texans done gone and made me defend John Cornyn.  It's absolutely the last thing I thought I'd ever do since he has been the subject of...
To my true liberty loving friends, something I heard when I first became involved in politics; liberty is messy. I couldn't agree more. So, light the bar-b-que and crack open a cold one this Independence Day to celebrate...
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few." -Wendell Phillips
Hello out there all of you beautiful people!  It's TPC back to write about a topic that I could 'write' about with my eyes shut!  Can you guess what it is? If you guessed local, unheard of elections, then you guessed...
Okay, I hear you.  You're thinking, 'judges'?  Like, the book in the Bible? No, silly. I'm talking about black robes and white powdered wigs and gavels.  You know, the people who are elected at the ballot box to make...
I always talk about local elections and the importance of making your voices heard. School board elections, college system trustee elections and city council elections are ones that I often think of when I think local. As...
You've heard about the Confederate Statues being torn down in other areas of the United States. Seems that the Spirit of the Confederacy statue in Houston is not immune to that same fate. Mayor Sylvester Turner has just...
Alright, folks.  I've held my tongue as long as possible, but when you run across internet gold like this, sometimes you've just got to speak out.  Over the years since I started this blog, I've not been shy about my disdain...
Local government matters, just like the title of the blog states.  The title has dual meaning, actually.  Events that take place within local government are 'matters' and those things are important, or they 'matter'. ...
Can we just stop? I know it's the fault of people on the left AND the right, but could we just stop politicizing EVERY issue and every item? We're politicizing food; most recently with Blue Bell ice cream, and over the past...
Andrew Breitbart once said, "If you can't sell freedom or liberty, you suck."  Yep, that pretty much sums up my weekend at the Texas GOP convention a few weekends ago.  Let me expound.
Imagine having an ailment and going to the doctor for it. The doctor examines you, runs blood work and tells you in no uncertain terms what you have.
Free speech.  Do you have a right to speak your mind freely at work?  If you think that you do, you could be mistaken.  Well, hang on.  You're free to say what you want, you just aren't free from the consequences your speech...
You've heard it before; "Keep Harris County Red".   Or, "Turn Harris County Red."  Some others out there want to "Turn Harris County Blue".  What does all of that even mean??
You've heard "trust but verify" from none other than Ronald Reagan, no doubt.  The Tea Party movement taught us to do that, and I hope you still are.  Especially in the case of John Culberson, my congressman.
"We're all in this together."  To quote Bill Lumberg from the cult classic Office Space, "I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with you there."  Many of you know that Mayor Turner is proposing a temporary tax hike to...
What the State of Texas needs is more un-elected bureaucrats and more management districts able to pass bonds stealthily and meet without notifying the public. Said no one ever. I can't remember the last time I met a tax...
Pensions. Health care. Tax reform. Immigration. All of these issues affect us. Not just 'you' us, but ALL of us. Each individual has a story about how each one of these issues affects their lives.
I think I may have found a new favorite term of endearment for my very own congressman; 'porker of the month'. 

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