Category Archives: Texas

I’m Shocked. Shocked I Say

Rep. Blake Farenthold used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim brought by his former spokesman — the only known sitting member of Congress to have used a little-known congressional account to pay an accuser, people familiar with the … Continue reading

Posted in Crime and Non-Punishment, Sex fiends, sexism, Texas, War on Women | 4 Comments

Rep. Joe Barton Comes Up Short

NEW: Texas Rep. Joe Barton not seeking re-election after nude photo scandal pic.twitter.com/YPXxWuLMwn — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 30, 2017 What are the tools of this trade? What penetrative insight does the Barton provide for his replacement? The meat of … Continue reading

Posted in Crazeee States, Texas | 3 Comments

Ah, Texas! Paxton: ‘Stop the insanity, bring MORE guns to church’

How much blood money did the NRA give you, AG Paxton? “Blessed are the piece makers…” Yeah, the Beatitudes really need a Die Hard angle, Ken. Assrocket.

Posted in Crazeee States, Texas | 8 Comments

What We’re Reading

David Horsey, writing in the LATimes, points out something so obvious that it slipped right past me: Hurricane Harvey has exposed the weakness of the three shibboleths that have been the guiding political philosophy for two generations of Republicans. Those … Continue reading

Posted in Ayn Rand's Grave, Crazeee States, Feast of Saint Ronnie, Texas | 5 Comments

Ah, Texas!

Texas, the US Lab for Bad Policy is gearing up for a special session of the Lege: …because those religious freedom bills consisting of where people cannot pee as as important to Greg Abbot’s Texas as they were to Mike … Continue reading

Posted in Crazeee States, Homophobia, Texas, Transphobia, We Don't Serve Your Kind, Your Kinda Cannot Pee Here | 6 Comments

Texas: Are There No Poorhouses Anymore?

Harris County takes bail suit to U.S. Supreme CourtIn emergency filing, Harris County aims to halt release of poor inmates Harris County took the fight over its controversial bail system to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, even as county … Continue reading

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Ah, Texas!

Threats of violence, unfinished business, rowdy protesters mark end of tumultuous legislative session AUSTIN — Lawmakers threatened to shoot and beat one another up on the final day of a legislative session beset by angry fights and emotional outbursts that … Continue reading

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Texas: ‘Show Us Your Papers’

The U.S. Lab for Bad Policy continues to excel in bad policy: (CNN)Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a bill that would ban sanctuary cities in his state. The bill, which Abbott could be seen signing on Facebook Live … Continue reading

Posted in Crazeee States, immigration, Texas | 7 Comments

Ah, Texas!

The U.S. Lab for Bad Policy strikes again: …Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by public or private agencies with religious objections. Agencies would be able to reject parents if they were either Jewish, Muslim, gay, … Continue reading

Posted in Crazeee States, Texas, Theocrats | 5 Comments

Poll: Sen. Ted Cruz is losing to, well, everyone not Ted Cruz

The Hill tells us that Ayatollah Ted is in trouble: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) edges out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in a potential 2018 Senate matchup, a new poll shows. I guess they have not forgiven Cruz’s dad for killing … Continue reading

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