The Strangest of Meteorological Events in Texas

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it's just tv folks Posted - 6/26/2013 12:11:04 PM | show profile | flag this post


The Texas republicans will probably get their bill, mandating government make medical decisions instead of the doctor, passed in another special session. The TX House passing the bill in the middle of the night pissed off an awful lot of people. These short term victories may contribute to the long term defeat of radical republicanism.

I believe Virginia voted for President Obama in part because of Gov "ultasound" McDonnell. Wisconsin, home state of the gop vp candidate, voted for the President, Ya think maybe Gov Scott Walker's heavy handed actions giving his donors tax cuts while eliminating jobs had anything to do with a dislike of the gop? (ok, Romney really sucked, too). Take a look at North Carolina and the crap Gov Howdy Doody is doing. He plays "catch" with security while avoiding people, including children, delivering petitions urging him to not slash public education money. Moral Monday protesters are arrested, including a journalist, voicing their discontent with the amoral actions of the NC general assembly.

The gop is blatantly ignoring the post mortem critique of why they lost the 2012 election. The Supreme Court republican majority is trying to help them by making it easier to discriminate against those who will likely vote against the repubs. The republican "NO" caucus isn't going to redraw the map for pre-clearance, letting it die. It should be redrawn, but these yahoos aren't going to do it.

I find Sen Davis' filibuster along with all the people who came out to support her and the opposition to this, inspiring. I find the Moral Monday protests inspiring. Has the gop gone too far?

Doma and prop 8 rulings also interesting.

VTexan Posted - 6/26/2013 12:30:14 PM | show profile | flag this post


Yes, and yes. I think Governor Perry and a whole lot of other folks will have quite a price to pay for this. Watching this play out on Facebook and watching the live feed from TEXAS TRIBUNE last night was pretty thrilling stuff.

con Posted - 6/26/2013 1:38:15 PM | show profile | flag this post

this bill would have improved standards, increase regulations and improved patient safety.

screw that.

gosnell is just a local crime story. who cares if babies are being murdered, dismembered and flushed down toilets or frozen like ground beef?

come hell or high water, abortion mills must stay open for biz.

vtexan and itsjusttv, the next time a tea party mob disrupts legislative action, you be kool with that?

VTexan Posted - 6/26/2013 3:59:28 PM | show profile | flag this post

The bill

...would've closed down all but 5 clinics in the state. Would've made health care for poor women nearly impossible to get in the entire western half of the state. We're not talking Delaware here. The state's 800+ miles wide.
You exaggeration is duly noted, as usual. The "mob" did nothing illegal, nor did the Democrats. The Republicans TRIED to, but were prevented from doing so by the rules of the Senate.
As to your question, if the Tea Party were being unruly to protect a clearly Constitutional right, maybe.

mpdodgson Posted - 6/26/2013 4:53:29 PM | show profile | flag this post

con? Grow up, STFU, or just plain go away

Pick one.

The Texas story is a STORY with nationwide implications. And it's still being debated under a national microscope. Your "gosnell is just a local crime story" is correct, though you didn't mean it that way. It was gruesome to be sure, but no one, left or right, actually thought this guy should not be thrown in jail for the rest of his life. Do you have actual examples where the media (or politicians) said "come hell or high water, abortion mills must stay open for biz."??? No?? Then STFU.

Back on topic; Remember this is where "Texas Legislator claims Rape Kits Prevent pregnancy"...because know...You get "cleaned out".

"Please pick your jaw off the floor. I heard that in real time on the live feed and couldn't believe my ears. This woman actually believes that rape kits are some kind of unofficial Plan B? Clearly that abstinence-only sex education program in Texas didn't cover rape, incest, or legislative idiocy.

Beyond the wingnut factor here, every person reading this should know that this abortion bill is opposed by a majority of Texans, whether they are Republican or Democrat" (famous blogger karoli)

And about that poll? "Texans disapprove of the legislature taking up abortion bills during the special session by 80%"

"the next time a tea party mob disrupts legislative action, you be kool with that?" Okay, first of all it's "cool", Second, yea, unless it's a mob disrupting legislative action.

VTexan Posted - 6/26/2013 6:08:47 PM | show profile | flag this post

Worth Noting

...regarding fair play, etc. The record of the vote was altered to reflect the vote having occurred before 6.25 changed to 6.26.

blackedtaped Posted - 6/27/2013 10:41:53 AM | show profile | flag this post

I truly admire anyone standing up for their beliefs

Whether it is a member of the Texas legislature standing up for abortion rights, members of the US House standing up for budget cuts even if it means a sequester, governors standing up for budget cuts despite repeated protests and even a recall vote, citizens standing up for those programs they feel strongly about, gun control advocates standing up for new gun control laws, gun rights advocates standing up for their rights, the local guy standing up at a transportation committee meeting against toll roads, or a neighborhood group standing up against a new zoning law. Our country was founded on the right to stand up and speak out. The hard part for all of us is tolerating those we think are wrong. It's just easy to call them nuts or weird and too hard to
respect their opinion.

con Posted - 6/27/2013 1:33:32 PM | show profile | flag this post

nothing says grow up more than telling someone to "STFU, or just plain go away"......

speaking of polls......

Americans (Narrowly) Support 20-Week Abortion Ban

while the liberal media is having newsgasms over wendy davis- does anyone remember a pro-life republican filibustering a democrat pro-abortion bill getting this much love from the media?

what liberal bias?

mourning joe gets it

“I wonder what everybody would be saying on this network and others if those were all pro-life people running up the hill, following Michele Bachmann or — I’m just curious,” Scarborough hypothesized. “Would that be democracy in action or would it be an angry mob?”

“I think it would be called an angry mob,” he reiterated. “When it’s conservatives doing this, they’re an angry, unruly mob, and when it’s liberals doing it, it’s democracy in action.”

VTexan Posted - 6/27/2013 2:36:18 PM | show profile | flag this post

You made this easy

Bachmann is the textbook meaning of Batshit Crazy. If she's leading an effort, it's either based on a lie, fabulously miss-informed, or downright stupid. So no, I can't imagine that scenario playing out.

Surely there are examples of people whose strongly-held beliefs on the right who could ascend to the level of a thoughtful attempt at free speech and an embrace of the Democratic process. I can't think of that person or persons, but you're encouraged to fill in that blank if you can.

orthicon Posted - 6/27/2013 7:40:27 PM | show profile | flag this post

tell ya what about wendy davis..

she may not be ann richards reincarnated..

but she might not be far behind..god knows texas could use a little common sense in Austin..

VTexan Posted - 7/1/2013 11:33:03 PM | show profile | flag this post

Went to Austin today the Wendy Davis rally. Had a blast. Saw a lot of great signs, smart, passionate people, got my picture taken with Natalie Maines, got close to Stephanie March (who says liberal women are ugly?), and was pretty inspired.

wangotango Posted - 7/19/2013 10:02:19 AM | show profile | flag this post

France has more restrictions than Texas law

Liberals would support killing the baby up until birth if they could. Keep waving your coathangers

mpdodgson Posted - 7/19/2013 10:59:44 AM | show profile | flag this post

And that is one crowded flight.

Just look around here.

And in case anyone missed it..."On the same day that Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a controversial abortion omnibus bill into law, Republican legislators in the state introduced yet another anti-abortion measure, this time looking to ban abortions after 6 weeks."

Six weeks. Many women don't even know they're pregnant at six weeks.

"There's only one state in the U.S. with an abortion ban after 6 weeks: North Dakota. And that law is being challenged in the courts as unconstitutional" (And the legislature there has managed to close down every clinic in the state but one)

Grateful Deadline Posted - 7/19/2013 12:32:57 PM | show profile | flag this post

"wangotango"? Sounds like a relative of "kinky con."

VTexan Posted - 7/19/2013 12:43:59 PM | show profile | flag this post

Texas: the premiere laboratory

...for bad government.

Yeah, wangotango being a Ted Nugent song, this suggest the new poster is a fan of the guy. Wow. In a place where you can position yourself as anything you position yourself as a follower of Ted Nugent? (insert eyeballs rolling here)

mpdodgson Posted - 7/19/2013 2:05:18 PM | show profile | flag this post

"Keep waving your coathangers"??

Nice. Bet your Mom is so proud.

And an apparent Ted Nugent fan? The guy who threatened to off President Obama? Mr Sh*t in Pants?? The guy who thinks Zimmerman should sue Trayvon Martins parents?? Because their son was nothing more than a "poor, helpless, dope-smoking, dope-peddling, gangsta wannabe, Skittles hoodie boy."

Wingnuts are such a mis-understood lot aren't they?

orthicon Posted - 7/19/2013 2:23:18 PM | show profile | flag this post yourself.. and all of us, a big favor..

just shut up and play, o.k.?..we don't CARE what you think.. assuming you do..

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 7/19/2013 3:31:14 PM | show profile | flag this post

Too bad Texas doesn't have this kind of regulation...

on the oil and gas industry -- or fertilizer plants.

And you'd never find a Texas Republican pushing for restrictions this tough on those industries to protect the lives of actual -- already born -- people working in those industries.

wangotango Posted - 7/19/2013 4:03:52 PM | show profile | flag this post

Shrieking liberals

Won't stop the killing until abortions can be performed at the Wendy's drive through. Partial birth abortion?? YEP..we want it. Just chop the kid up in pieces and pull the parts out.

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 7/19/2013 4:26:27 PM | show profile | flag this post

Unfortunately for GOPers...

like derange-oh-tango, they don't understand that their attempts to control women's bodies will lead to illegal abortion clinics and back alley abortions.

But, they seem to be fine with this.

wangotango Posted - 7/19/2013 5:14:47 PM | show profile | flag this post

brain dead shrud

Never will learn abortion is here to stay. Trying to control out and out murder, is the goal of reasonable limits. Then I said...liberals know no limit to murdering a child. What's YOUR limit moron?

5 months? 6 months?..7 months.?

Or is that "too controlling"/

You can't answer...because you and like minded murdering liberals have ZERO limits.

orthicon Posted - 7/19/2013 8:06:52 PM | show profile | flag this post

gee..welcome to the board, wango..

our usual supply of drooling, mouth-breathing village idiots was getting a little worn out..

good to have a new specimen to laugh at..

cruster Posted - 7/19/2013 9:22:21 PM | show profile | flag this post

Good Old Fashioned Trolling

That is some old school trolling wangotango. Reminds me of someone.... hmmm......

Well, it's nice to see someone simply posting to piss off others instead of acting like they're adding to the conversation then responding with vitriol. (copyright cruiser, all rights reserved)

Ah internet. Your anonymity provides such entertainment.

wangotango Posted - 7/22/2013 1:10:46 PM | show profile | flag this post

What's your limit Ortho?

Can't say it...can you?.

8 months?

9 months?

Just keep waving your coat hanger moron.

orthicon Posted - 7/22/2013 2:21:19 PM | show profile | flag this post

my limit, you moron, is what..

the woman and her doctor decide it is..and ONLY the woman and her doctor..

no one else need apply..

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