Susan Bankston

Susan Bankston lives in Richmond, Texas, where she writes about her hairdresser at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc., at juanitajean.com.
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LeftOut

I know I tend to exaggerate. I’m a fifth-generation Texan; it was born into me. But I could not make…

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We All Leak a Little Oil

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, himself a Republican, recently announced that the Republican Party needs to stop being the Party of…

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Those Smoldering Homosexuals…

We don’t mind them—it’s the flaming ones that bother us.

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Where’s My Darn Socialism?

Republicans tell me that I voted for socialism when I voted for Barack Obama in November. Here it is January,…

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Where’s My Darn Socialism?

And other electoral quandaries.

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LeftOut

The Tickets on the Crazy Train…

They’re all sold out.

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Mitt Romney . . . and the Traveling Gay Midget Circus

Honey, I am a 65-year-old straight woman living in a small Texas town, and even I know that gay people…

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LeftOut

It ain’t a voucher, honey…

Dear Congressman Paul Ryan, I have heard about your plan to give everybody over the age of 65 a voucher…

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The Solution…

I have a solution to this entire Republican obsession with the gun problem.

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Good and Gooder News

The Texas Democratic Party met in Houston early this month and passed the most progressive platform we’ve had in my…

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