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: cobernicus Monday July 22, 2013 7:15 pm|
|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: Cynicman 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.
|By: Kit OConnell Thursday May 9, 2013 7:10 pm|
Travis County is home to Austin, Texas and well over a million residents. The county’s district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg was released from jail about 1am this morning after serving half of a 45-day sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol.
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:55 am|
Saturday at the Texas Capitol, thousands (by mainstream media estimates) gathered to celebrate the war on women’s rights. Many had been bused in from around the state to reinforce the numbers in the notoriously liberal capitol city. Standing against them were a tiny group, Austin’s newly formed “Feminist Vigilante Gang.”