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I'm sure they were completely justified. Aren't they always?
I'm sure they were completely justified. Aren't they always?
This isn't about "freedom", it's about power and they don't care who pays the price.
Because clearly these men know what is best for us little women.
Texas is trying to shame women into not having abortions....again.
While not a bastion of civil liberties or equality, the Aggies want nothing to do with Richard Spencer
How the hell are we supposed to give him a chance?
Major poll aggregate shows the historically red state could go either way this year
In other words, if you want to stop pregnant women from dying, stop electing Republicans at all levels of government.
Texas is once again threatening secession. It's time for the perennial national embarrassment to make good on that threat.
A biblical scholar and "self-appointed fossil expert" confirms the incredible discovery!
Let me tell you a little bit about Irving, Texas, the town that arrested a 14-year-old Muslim kid for bringing a clock to school.
When a reporter tested out a rationale for Ahmed Mohamed's arrest in Irving, Texas for building a clock, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest calmly lit that bullshit up.
Cruz's mind blowing hypocrisy was made all the more obscene when you take into account that this was the same Tea Party Senator who voted against federal aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy because he deemed much of the spending to be 'wasteful'.
The inmates now genuinely run the asylum. At least in Texas.
Here's where I point out that what I'm about to tell you isn't a joke. I am not making this up.
The Supreme Court ruled, this weekend, that a Texas law which has been ruled "deliberately discriminatory" can be used to restrict voting rights in this year's midterm elections, which is just the latest of the Roberts Court's injuries to voting rights.
Contracting Ebola isn't necessarily fatal, but we're afraid the idiocy of Todd Kincannon is terminal.
Before the close of business yesterday, conservative lobbyist and raging asshole Jack Burkman had already denounced the Cowboys for adding Sam to their practice squad and now plans a big protest for Sunday's season opener at Cowboy Stadium.
The real problem here is that Perry hasn’t been indicted for any of the things that actually should land him in prison.
They say don't mess with Texas, but we're just going to sort out the mess IN Texas.
Texas State Rep. David Simpson tried to tell a roomful of his tea partying constituents to exercise compassion in the debate over thousands of immigrant children who've recently come across the border. Guess what kind of reaction he got.
Rick Perry and Sean Hannity, renown for being serious tough guys, showed America just how tough they were by hanging out with the Texas Highway Patrol on the Rio Grande yesterday, and posing with some very large guns.
This is a solution we can all get behind.
Wendy Davis needs to come to terms with the fact that her campaign for governor is a lost cause, and she should start focusing on the issues that made her popular in the first place.
Republican Greg Abbott welcomes the "Bitcoin Community" to his campaign.
By remembering these words, you can get away with holding some of the most ludicrous beliefs against common decency and good sense imaginable.
Amy Kushnir, who freaked out and stormed off-set during a debate over the Michael Sam kiss on the morning show she co-hosts, showed up for an interview on Fox News last night. It went about how you'd expect.
When horseshit criticism of the Michael Sam kiss comes in the form of a pissy meltdown from a bottle-blond Stepford Wife on a local TV version of The View, it's almost impossible to take seriously and not just point and laugh at.
There's still far to go in changing the collective mind of the nation overall when it comes to same-sex marriage and gay rights in general, to make equality a fact of American life that's never up for debate. But what we have here today is another big step toward that inevitable reality. And that's what LGBT equality is: an inevitability.
In reaction to a Texas judge's ruling that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick tweeted the following...
Enter Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba. He's now reaching out to Huy Fong Foods owner David Tran in an attempt to entice him into moving his Sriracha empire from Southern California to the browner pastures of the Dallas area. He sent Tran a personal letter which actually manages to read like a form letter, in that it proudly preaches every article of faith you'd expect from a Republican state senator from Texas.
Talking Points Memo's Eric Lach got his hands on exclusive photos inside Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-TX) condemned Webster, Texas campaign office and, yeah, it looks like it's from a real-life Rob Zombie horror movie. As I scrolled through I half-expected the photo to show a 20-something girl cable-tied to a drain pipe.
40 armed gunmen representing the pro-gun group Open Carry Texas (OCT) gathered in the parking lot of the restaurant -- fully armed, with some of the gunmen crouched as if in a line of battle. Among other things, OCT believes Texas law is too restrictive against gun owners, forbidding open carry. Yes, Texas is too liberal for OCT.
The world is watching one idiot Senator from Texas hijack the government and whether or not he "wins" in the traditional sense hardly matters. He's already won. Cruz is spelling out and dictating in no uncertain terms that his small splinter cell within the establishment GOP is so vocal that it is the GOP. This could certainly be the death throes for the Tea Party, but think about how many times we've heard that song sung.
Here's a quick rundown of what you should be reading this morning to take your mind off the drudgery of a new work week.
Happy Friday, kids. Here's what you should be reading today instead of working or daydreaming about the weekend.
And make no mistake: If Davis filibustered again and won again, Texas Republicans would simply try again -- and again and again. Wendy Davis would never be able to take off those pink running shoes. The women who supported her would have to spend the rest of their lives busing or driving themselves back to the Texas Senate, again and again and again.
It's not called a poll tax any more, naturally. That'd expose the Republican Party's motives. Now it's simply called Voter ID. Let's take a look at the Texas Voter ID law (poll tax), since the attorney general there zealously enacted his state's Voter ID law before the ink was dry on the Shelby County v Holder decision.
Welcome to this weeks edition of The Daily Banter mailbag!! Today, Bob, Ben, Chez and Jessica Furst discuss the attempt by the Texas Republicans to pass SB5 after the session ended; groupthink among Snowden fans; and the return of Crossfire on CNN!
One of the major takeaways from the series dramatic political events over the last 48 hours is quite simply that the Republicans will do anything to win. Almost literally anything. Chicanery and complex scheming in politics isn't anything new (see also House of Cards), but the intensity and frequency -- not to mention the broad-daylight hubris of it all by the Republicans this week has been extraordinary to behold.
I'm cynical and tend to believe that nothing ever changes much, no matter how seismic an event may feel when you're sitting right on top of it, but there's little denying that the Texas Republicans just created a monster in Wendy Davis; they turned her into Daenerys Targaryen in pearls, not simply a person but a super-hero, an idea, a symbol of the conservative power structure's ruthless, relentless willingness to do whatever it takes to get its way and the unyielding need to stand against it, fight, and never give up.
Late word indicates that Texas Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst has reversed himself and declared the vote on SB5 too late to pass!