Texas Governor Rick Perry, now sporting glasses perhaps to overcome questions concerning low intelligence, announced he will be sending 1000 Texas National Guard soldiers to help secure Texas’ border with Mexico as part of “Operation Strong Safety.”
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 22, 2014 8:54 am|
|By: Peterr Saturday June 28, 2014 9:32 am|
Next week, SCOTUS is expected to rule on the Hobby Lobby case, challenging the requirement that private employers that provide insurance to their employees must include contraceptives in the list of services covered with no co-pay. While legal scholars have been watching to see how this decision plays out, women have been taking action, demonstrating their desire to control their own reproductive lives. HHS just released a report showing a very positive picture of women using the provisions of ACA to deal with their reproductive choices, and Erica Hellerstein at The Atlantic painted a more disturbing picture of an underground DIY approach as safe and legal access to abortion is limited or eliminated.
One way or another, women will make their own decisions.
|By: cobernicus Monday July 22, 2013 7:15 pm|
Gov. Rick Perry signed H.B. 2, Texas’s entry in the “let’s screw women and let them deal with the consequences” law competition. At first glance, this seemed to be just another in a series of paternalistic, white, Y-chromosomes-only events. [They did change the script a bit. In the closing wide shot you can spot the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jodie Anne “Rape kits take care of that” Laubenberg and a few other women.] This being Texas, however, the triumphalism was bigger and better: “No one will ever have to ask, ‘where were you when babies’ lives were being saved!’” Of course, the Governor had to add the obligatory layer of hypocrisy by claiming this bill supports the “health of Texas women.”
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday July 16, 2013 8:00 pm|
I am practicing witch, and I can laugh at my belief system; I do easily and often. It is just as goofy sounding as other people’s (Transubstantiation? Space lice from exploding volcanoes? Flying donkey?). But I do cringe at things like these Rick Perry voodoo dolls because they perpetuate dangerous, off-base stereotypes and do nothing to help either pro-choice factions or non-Christians.
|By: Attaturk Monday July 15, 2013 1:30 am|
Of the many outrages that manifested themselves in the Zimmerman verdict it would be hard to top the utter hypocrisy of this one from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
|By: Oxdown Diaries Saturday July 13, 2013 6:40 pm|
If you vote and lose, it isn’t the same as losing the vote.
|By: Allison Hantschel Monday July 8, 2013 8:00 pm|
Not content to be publicly owned by Wendy Davis on the floor of the Texas legislature and all over the airwaves, Rick Perry again decides to nom his loafers.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 8, 2013 12:10 pm|
Monday afternoon Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced that he will not seek yet another term. Perry has been the longest serving governor in Texas history.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday July 3, 2013 1:30 am|
Fresh off his struggle to keep calling special sessions of the Texas legislature until women learn their lesson, Rick Perry has an announcement.
|By: RH Reality Check Tuesday July 2, 2013 10:20 am|
Less than a day after pro-choice activists and Democratic state senators defeated a massive anti-choice bill designed to shut down all but five abortion clinics in the whole state of Texas, Republican Gov. Rick Perry announced he would force a second special session of the legislature to force the bill through.