Monthly Archives: August 2013

DPS is Reading Your Tweets. And They Just Don’t Get It.

Thanks to a Texas Public Information Act request, the state Department of Public Safety has released almost 150 pages of their evidence and discussion about alleged plans that “orange shirts” had for being disruptive at the capitol during debate over … Continue reading

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Bouncy Castles & Hypocrisy in the Texas Legislature, Episode #Bajillion-and-7

RH Reality Check published a report that demonstrates: Abortion is not only regulated, or well-regulated, but even highly regulated. Those regulations are not making what is already an astonishingly safe procedure any safer. I have heard member after member of … Continue reading

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The Woodland Park Settlement

Back in June, developers razed nearly an acre of Woodland Park to give their new town homes a better view of the grounds leading toward the bayou. The city announced a settlement yesterday, finalized on August 15th, wherein the developers … 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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The War of the Slogans

Breast cancer awareness and prevention nonprofits … sigh … Komen for the Cure™ is notorious for defending their mark, some might say to the point of mean, nasty, ridiculousness. Save the Ta-Tas is notorious for, well, if you’ve read my … Continue reading

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Write A Letter to Senator Davis

I’m about to sit down with one of my favorite pens and some thick, weighty stationery. I will write a letter to Senator Wendy Davis, asking her to run for governor of the great (but could be greater) state of … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping & Fixing the Lege

I appreciate Off the Kuff for signal-boosting my thoughts on sexism at the Texas legislature, and for his commentary: We Democrats need to be asking the male legislators we’ve been voting for what they have experienced in the Legislature and … Continue reading

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