Rarely little more than a bunch of privileged white guys hectoring the President of Planned Parenthood. I watched some of it live, and read a number of reports afterwards, it seems to have achieved nothing, and garnered no new information. Continue reading Planned parenthood, arbortion et al
While a lot of todays action in the Texas Capital, as covered by social media, is about the “open carry” bill being sent back for procedural reasons, given we still have a full 7-weeks of the Legge before they remount … Continue reading In stark contrast
Between the Maher, Stewart and Colbert TV shows you can get some of the most biting commentary on the real America. Bill Mahers latest blog takes on Texas as a “free market paradise” and a “We’ll stay out of your hair.” kinda place, makes some very interesting points. The contradiction between the business claims and attorney Abbotts current fight with the EPA which is at odds with the record of safety history and environmental impact; and alongside that, the rugged individualism and freedom, with what has been enacted this year over Womens health. Continue reading TEXAS Two Face
Texas Tribune has a great article and a good piece of research that shows that the Summers efforts by the Grand Old Party(GOP) aka the old white guys, shows that the only logical reason for the extremely controversial, and retrograde “abortion regulation” bought in, in Texas, was had nothing to do with protecting women. You can read it here. This is no surprise. In the same way that the abortion regulations were not really to protect women, the voter ID laws here in Texas, are not really to protect against voter ID fraud. It’s shameful. If Texas were a middle eastern … Continue reading Will America invade?
Living in Austin it’s all to easy to think you are in Texas, but really like it’s often said “Austin is a liberal oasis in Texas“. More often, Austin isn’t in Texas, but you can see it from here! One of the first things I had to get used to is the Texas Legislator only being in town once every 2-years. That’s right, in what seems a total anomaly the elected officials of the State of Texas are only in the capital to make/pass law every two years. I’d guess this stems from the days when they had to ride horses to get to … Continue reading Texas, It’s not like anywhere else
“”The fetus is the property of the entire society,” he proclaimed. “Anyone who avoids having children is a deserter who abandons the laws of national continuity.”” This month marks 40-years since the 1973 Roe vs Wade landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, legalizing abortion. As some states are now trying us back to pre-1973, with little fanfare, Virginia and Michigan Republican governors recently signed new abortion bills into law. There are issues other than simply obvious one of abortion. It’s possible to draw a lot of parallels between the former President of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, and the Tea Party, also with … Continue reading The Law of Unintended Consequence