Category Archives: politics

No Shit, Wayne

My dad says this any time one of us states the obvious in a self-important fashion. He’s quoting A. R. “Babe” Schwartz, a beloved former state senator and representative in the Texas legislature. Another senator, Wayne Connally, had stepped up … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Help Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte Win Even if You Don’t Vote in Texas

If you don’t live in Texas, and aren’t alive in Texas, you can’t vote in Texas, despite what you may have assumed from the ballot box 13 incident back in ’48. To those Texans living outside the state, our Texpatriates … Continue reading

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Greg Abbott: Arrogant, Dangerous, and a Craven Hypocrite

There it is, in case you were wondering what I think about him. I wouldn’t want you to have to read between the lines. Did you read the entire Dallas Morning News article I linked to in my last blog post … Continue reading

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Vote If They Let You & Raise Hell If There’s a Problem

I like to talk about politics, not for the sake of talking, but in the hope that enough of us getting involved and voting our values can change things for the better. Hate reading about teachers having to dip into … Continue reading

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Cruz & Cornyn Invest in Themselves Instead of Investing in Texans

Texas senators spend more than almost any other senators do on their office operations: All told, Cruz’s office spent $3.8 million in taxpayer funds from April 2013 through March 2014 on salaries, office equipment and travel to and from the state. … Continue reading

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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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Barbie’s Got a Message for Greg Abbott & the GOP Ticket

Greg Abbott and his surrogates surprised no one when they sunk to new lows with the whole Abortion Barbie campaign. They forgot, however, that Barbie’s got a voice and mind of her own. She’s not just a bathing beauty. She’s … Continue reading

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