Category Archives: advice you didn’t ask for

The Bathroom Menace & Other Lies About Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Steven Hotze, M.D., recently published these outright lies about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance: Mayor Parker’s ordinance would include minority status for the so called “transgendered,” allowing a biological male to legally enter women’s public bathrooms, locker rooms and shower areas … Continue reading

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Whose Discourse? Our Discourse!

Someone at MSNBC tweeted something implying that right-wing Republicans’ long history of intolerance and racism might mean they would not appreciate a commercial that features a biracial family being cute about breakfast cereal and heart disease. The response from the … Continue reading

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Remedial Four-Way Stop

It has come to my attention, Houston, that you willfully ignore standard rules of the road when storms knock power out to traffic signals. In order for the world not to devolve into total chaos, please refresh your familiarity with … Continue reading

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Dialogue, Common Ground, and Blue v. Orange

Nobody drives halfway across Texas—or halfway across the country—because they are unsure about what they believe. Nobody takes time off work to sit in a capitol extension overflow room for 9 hours hoping a really smart stranger will completely change … Continue reading

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Victory on #SB5 and What Comes Next

(See update at the end of this post for news about 2nd special session calls to action.) The past few months have been amazing—the initial stirrings of the Texas Spring. But you know how, so often, you get that unseasonal … Continue reading

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