Tag Archives: Texas

No Shit? Gun Group Finds Arming Cartoonists Wouldn’t Help Much

It may seem insane, because it is insane, but in the wake of the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, some gun fetishists protested that the cartoonists should have been armed. The only way to stop a … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The “Anti-Gay Alamo” is a Fraud

The conservative effort to repeal a non-discrimination ordnance in Houston, Texas was described by Congressman Jody Hice as the “anti-gay Alamo” because, according to him and others, it was the last vestige that remains free of gay tyranny. “This is … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Pipeline Approved

Artist – Steve Sack In other news, marriage equality may arrive in Texas soon, but state legislators are considering a bill to punish state employees for issuing or recognizing same-sex marriage licences; stripping them of their salaries, pensions and other … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Greg Abbott the Merciful Won’t Give You Healthcare

Fear not – Texans who are concerned that over one million of their friends and family members may soon have access to healthcare can rest easy; Greg Abbot would never approve of something so horrible. “Fear not — Governor-elect Abbott … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Dangerous Precedent

Artist – Steve Sack In other news, the tri-corner hat wearing man who unloaded on multiple government buildings in Austin, Texas last week belonged to what I would describe as a religious group for white supremacists. Police believe McQuilliams was … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Debunked

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, a middle aged white guy who wears tri-corner hats opened fire on multiple government buildings, including the Mexican consulate, in Austin, Texas last night. Here he is in a tri-corner hat. More here. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Hundreds of Ballots Thrown Out in Texas

Several hundred or even several thousand votes wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the election in Texas, but that’s beside the point. According to the New York Times, hundreds of provisional ballots were thrown out in Texas because of the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Big (State) Government

The people of Denton, Texas voted decisively (59 to 41) to ban fracking within city limits, but the state of Texas says it doesn’t care and will continue issuing permits for fracking inside Denton. Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christi Craddick … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Working as Intended

ThinkProgress shares the story of a 93-year old veteran who was turned away from voting in Texas even though he carried several forms of photo identification. The man [election judge] Parsley said he had to turn away was a registered … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Texas Scientists Argue Reducing Pollution Might be Harmful to Health

Did you know that if we remove pollution from the air, it may actually have a negative impact on health? I hadn’t heard that fantastical bit of information either, but that’s what the chief toxicologist of Texas says. “I haven’t … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Nothing to Fear

Artist – Pat Bagley We already know that Wisconsin AG candidate Brad Schimel (R) would defend an interracial marriage ban if given a chance, but would Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor, defend an interracial marriage … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Diagnosis

Artist – David Horsey In other news, Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Gregg Abbot says it doesn’t matter if same-sex marriage will “produce societal benefits.” Even if it does, he argues, it is the job of the state to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bitter Pill

Artist – Steve Greenberg This is the state of abortion coverage in Texas now than most clinics have been forced to close. Women are calling from hundreds of miles away to find access. Ken Lambrecht, president and CEO of the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Candidate: ISIS Terrorists and/or “Illegals” (Same Thing?) Are Coming to Get Us

So here’s a campaign ad from the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Texas implying that ISIS is planning to cross “our border” in armed convoys, with credits to Fox News. Hopefully we can stop them before they reach the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Texas History

The imagined slight of an Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum that is “anti-American” has swept the state of Texas and the state Board of Education has taken steps to eliminate it. From the Associated Press The Board of Education approved … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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What Could Go Wrong?

What could go wrong is going wrong in Texas. From the Associated Press McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Make Believe

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, a state district judge has ruled that the system Texas uses to fund schools is unconstitutional. The state was sued by more than 600 school districts over $5.4 billion in cuts signed into … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rick Perry’s Border Troops Forced to Use a Food Bank

Texas Governor Rick Perry deployed National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to essentially do nothing (because they have no authority to make arrests or even question immigrants) and apparently he didn’t have a plan in place to pay … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Rick Perry: Common Sense Tells You Immigrants Might Be ISIS

Is it possible that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will infiltrate America through our southern border? Texas Governor Rick Perry was asked that question today at the Heritage Foundation and he says they may already be here. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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What Could Go Wrong?

The Associated Press reports that during a recent incident along the southern border, Border Patrol agents who were pulling immigrants from a canal were approached by group of seven armed militiamen who never identified themselves as such. Agents assumed the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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