Did ya hear the one about…

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…the Texas GOP Womens PAC director (who is supposed to recruit more women to vote for Republicans) who says that women are too busy to fight for equal pay for equal work?

Take it away, Raw Story:

“We believe that Texas women want and deserve equal pay,” Christman admitted. “But honestly, Jason, we don’t believe the Lilly Ledbetter Act is what’s going to solve that problem for women. We believe that women want real-world solutions to this problem, not more rhetoric.”

But after Whitely asked Christman to provide a better solution for equal pay, the PAC leader stumbled with some awkward rhetoric of her own.

“If you look at it, women are… extremely busy, we lead busy lives,” she explained. “And times are extremely busy. It’s just — it’s a busy cycle for women, and we’ve got a lot to juggle.”

“And so when we look at this issue, we think, what’s practical?” Christman continued. “And we want more access to jobs. And we want to be able to go to get a higher education degree at the same time we’re working or raising a family. That’s common sense. And we believe that real-world solution is a more practical way to approach the problem.”

You just cannot write material like this, no one would believe you.

Teh Stoopid: it buuuuuuurns

It seems that Wingnuttia doesn’t like it when The Kenyan Usurper does something popular with the youth:

I really think that Screwie Louie needs to look over his shoulder: he has competition for the Klown Kar’s driver seat, right there, in Texas!


I’m told that when they were planning this, the White House said it was something likely to make David Gergen barf. Success!

And the editorial board doesn’t recommend them?

Here’s why the Dallas News Editorial Board recommended John Cornyn over his many, Many, MANY teabagging challengers:

South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as “wetbacks,” and called the president a “socialist son of a bitch.” Ken Cope, 60, a retired aerospace executive, wants to build a fence along the entire border and deport anyone who fails to learn English. U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman has run a clownish campaign with the baseless claim that Cornyn supports the Affordable Care Act.

Attorney Linda Vega, 47, and small-business owners Dwayne Stovall, 48, Curt Cleaver, 47, also are on the ballot. They didn’t respond to interview requests, and their questionnaire answers give us pause about their ability to lead. Reid Reasor neither attended the interview nor filled out the questionnaire.

The Morning Quote

“I think the current administration has taken lying to a new level.”

“Since the terrible tragedy that took four American lives in Benghazi, we’ve had difficulty, to put it mildly, trying to get to the bottom of this. Now the goal is to talk to the Benghazi survivors – people who were actually there who could tell the truth and expose what happened and hold the people responsible accountable. This has been a cover up from the very beginning.”

–Sen. John Conryn (R-TX), vying for some sweet, sweet Ted Cruz mojo teabagger support.

The Afternoon Quote

“President Obama should take his broken promises tour elsewhere so Texans can continue focusing on the solutions that have allowed our state to become and remain the nation’s economic and job creation powerhouse.”

–Ted Cruz, who seems to be unaware of the sad history of Presidents in Dallas in November or who is perhaps dog whistling again? It’s still in bad taste and poor form. Texas is better than this.


In Texas, Even the Dogs Pack Heat

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas police are investigating a canine caper that left a dog owner with a shotgun wound.

The dog was ambling about its Fort Worth home Saturday night when it knocked over a shotgun leaning near the homeowner. The gun discharged when it fell to the ground, striking the 78-year-old woman in the left foot as she watched television.

“I said walkies, I meant walkies!”

(The Times Union via Scissorhead Fran)

Texas enacts abortion restrictions

In the late hours Friday night, the Texas legislature passed HB2, the bill that effectively closes most abortion clinics in the state and severely limits the right and access to safe, legal abortion for Texas women. The vote was almost exclusively along party lines.

More than 2000 demonstrator protested the bill, and the state troopers forcibly removed 6 people from the chambers for disrupting the proceedings.

Democrats have vowed to continue the fight:

“All they have done is built a committed group of people across this state who are outraged about the treatment of women and the lengths to which this Legislature will go to take women’s health care away,” said Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Gov. Anne Richards and president of Planned Parenthood.