Tag Archives: Texas

Greg Abbot Waxes About Those Inner City Kids

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is challenging Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas, unveiled an education reform plan this week that cites Charles Murray as a basis. The citation comes in the second paragraph of the introduction of the … Continue reading
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Posted in Education | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Suspicious Customers

Artist – Ed Hall In other news, Senator Rand Paul has placed a hold on the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for Surgen General because Murthy once correctly stated that gun violence is a public health threat. Rand Paul is … Continue reading
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Posted in Drones, LGBT, Open Thread, Rand Paul | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Outreach

When it comes to reaching out to different demographics of voters, the Republican party’s problem is pretty simple; they have too many racist psychopaths in their ranks. During an editorial board meeting with the Dallas Morning News last Friday, Tea … Continue reading
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Posted in Gun Fetishists, Immigration, Racism, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Wait, What?

After video emerged of local police apparently using excessive force to arrest a woman for jogging in the wrong place, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed complaints about the arrest by saying it could have been worse; they could have … Continue reading
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Posted in WTF | Tagged , , , | 39 Comments

Big Tent Party

Artist – Clay Bennett Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott campaigned with Ted “Obama should suck on my machine gun” Nugent yesterday. How’s that outreach campaign going? If you would drop your support of Wendy Davis over one policy, or even … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, Ted Nugent | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Rick Perry Wants to Fingerprint Healthcare Navigators

It appears that the Rick Perry administration is adamant that anyone who serves as a healthcare navigator, whose duties entail helping people obtain healthcare, pass through an immigration status check first. Authorities in Texas have proposed a set of new … Continue reading
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Posted in Healthcare, Racism | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Worst Persons in the World

And today’s honor goes to the individual(s) responsible for this. CLEAR LAKE, Texas — Visitors found racial and political graffiti on one side of the full-size space shuttle replica outside Space Center Houston early Wednesday. [...] The graffiti included at … Continue reading
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Posted in Racism, Worst Persons | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Never Forget

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Texas state Representative Drew Darby (R) has been charged with a felony for trying to take a loaded pistol on an airplane last week. Meanwhile, Boss Limbaugh is a little confused on what … Continue reading
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Posted in Guns, Open Thread, Rush Limbaugh | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Fun and Games

A group of future sociopathic leaders (young conservatives) at the University of Texas are apparently holding a game this week where students will hunt for fake illegal immigrants. Here’s a screencap from their Facebook page just in case it’s deleted. … Continue reading
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Posted in Immigration | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Suppression

Former representative and Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D-TX) was denied a voter ID in Texas because his license is expired. Wright told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram that he couldn’t get an ID because he only had an expired … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Conspiracy Theory

Apparently the San Antonio Tea Party is convinced that designating the Alamo as a World Heritage site actually means the U.N. is going to take over. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson had to calm fears this week after the former … Continue reading
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Posted in Conspiracy Theory, Super Stupid | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Judicial Activism

Three terrible people have reversed a decision that would have allowed a significant number of clinics that perform abortions to remain open in the state of Texas. The order, authored by Judge Priscilla Owen, grants a temporary stay of a … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Assholery, War On Women | Tagged | 12 Comments

This Could Be a Problem

If the state attorney general is forced to sign an affidavit to vote because the name on his driver’s license doesn’t match his name on the voter rolls, that may be a sign that your voter ID law was ill-advised. … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Outreach

Artist – Clay Bennett In other news, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled today that the state’s ban on medication abortion is unconstitutional. The case will now move to the United States Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Open Thread, War On Women | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Good (But Not Great) News in Texas

A ban on abortion after 20 weeks will go into effect today in the state of Texas, however a federal judge has struck down one very important provision of HB2. From RH Reality Check Less than a day before parts … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, War On Women | Tagged | 2 Comments

Suppression

On Monday of this week voter ID became a requirement in the state of Texas but, wouldn’t you know, a lot of people lack ID and very few have been able to obtain one so far. Voter ID’s defenders often … Continue reading
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Posted in Voter Suppression | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Expert Advice

You’ll never guess who’s been tapped to serve as co-chairman and treasurer of former state Representative Sid Miller’s campaign for agricultural commissioner of Texas. Ted Nugent “I believe in guys who stand by the Constitution,” Nugent said in a phone … Continue reading
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Posted in Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The State of Texas Is Holding Out

The state of Texas wants to reassure you that they still have plenty of pentobarbital for administering lethal injection executions to mentally-retarded people for the foreseeable future, according to Jason Clark, spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Speaking about Texas’s planned … Continue reading
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Posted in Death Penalty | Tagged | 2 Comments

Green Eggs and Food Stamps

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis (D) announced today that she will run for governor of Texas in 2014. You know what this means — the misogyny will be dialed up to eleven. Meanwhile, … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Texas AG Candidate Chases The Doomsday-Prepper Vote

Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman, a man who wants to be the next Attorney General of Texas, is already talking about preparing for secession if the United States collapses. In an interview with WND, a right-wing birther hub, Smitherman argued … Continue reading
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Posted in Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 17 Comments