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Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, judge says

AP, February 27

Austin, TX — A federal judge declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional yesterday, but left it in place until an appeals court can rule on the case.

Judge Orlando Garcia issued the preliminary injunction after two gay couples challenged a state constitutional amendment and a long-standing law. He said the couples [...]

Wendy Davis: A strong, capable woman…who therefore must be destroyed

In an article that was published on Real Clear Politics Thursday morning, Ann Coulter claimed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is nothing more than “a gold-digger who found a sugar daddy” who took advantage of her ex-husband Jeff Davis to get her way in life. Essentially, in her article, Coulter frames Davis as someone [...]

Not from The Onion: Mr. Perry Goes to Davos to speak on healthcare

The Washington Spectator – If satire died the day Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize, it dies again this week when Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks on health care at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Rick Perry speaking to the Davos delegates on health care might be compared to Jeffrey Dahmer addressing an [...]

The Ford Ranch

I’m heading to the Ford Ranch tomorrow to see Don. Anything in particular y’all want photos of or questions asked? Leave ‘em in the comments if so.

A Day In The Life of Oil Boom Texas

 

It was hot by the time I pulled out of Hotel La Posada in downtown Laredo, but it’s always hot on the first of September. I took several lefts and rights and meandered through the rigid grid of one-way streets in central Laredo and then hit IH-35 North, put the car in fifth [...]

Was Cruz’s Texas Senate Election Legal?

Chris Nelson has some interesting thoughts on this topic and Texas moderates and Democrats ought to take notice, possibly start a lawsuit.

SUMMARY: purely in the spirit of patriotic, non-partisan inquiry, Your Editor would like to know how come he was forced to go through the full US naturalization legal process back in 1962, but [...]

A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

(The Guardian) – Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty

Three years of drought, decades of overuse and now the oil industry’s outsize demands on water for fracking are running down reservoirs and underground aquifers. And climate change is making things worse.

In Texas [...]

On John Graves and “Goodbye to a River”

I could wax all night on John Graves, just as I could Charles Bukowski. One a gentleman and a soldier, the other a drunken, fist-fighting postman. Neither have much in common except two things: I wanted to meet both but never did and I was affected strongly on the day each died. Bukowski passed in [...]

In Soviet Russia- er, Texas- business regulates and investigates itself

Rosy Esparza of Dallas died Friday night when she fell from the Texas Giant, which is billed as the world’s steepest wooden roller coaster. Six Flags initially said in a statement that it was “working with authorities” to figure out what happened. But it later had to admit that it was running the investigation itself [...]

How about we reframe the abortion debate in a way good, God-fearing Texans can understand?

 

(More at What Would Jack Do?)

Witness Blows Away Texas Leg Hearing – Gets Evicted

In the tradition of Anne Richards, here’s a fine citizen of Texas…Sara Slayman

Thanks to Gene Gaudette for sharing this. Share it yourself.

Rick Perry Won’t Run for Re-election

Texas Tribune, by Jay Root, July 8

San Antonio, TX – Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will not run for re-election next year, creating the first open race for Texas governor since 1990 and making Attorney General Greg Abbott [wikipedia] the instant favorite to replace him.

“I remain excited about the future and [...]

Texas: Achieving Stoopid and the physically impossible at warp speed

 

(More at What Would Jack Do?)

Texas: Where the womenfolk don’t have to worry about silly things like equality

Lost in the debate sparked by abortion issues in the special legislative sessions was the fact that Gov. Rick Perry limited the ability of women to win equal pay in court. Perry recently vetoed HB 950, which would have inserted into state law the protections in the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. [...]

Texas Republicans: You think it’s easy being on a first-name basis with the Almighty?

Texas Republican state senator Dan Patrick is not impressed by Wendy Davis. Despite Davis’ all day filibuster of an anti-choice bill, Patrick thinks he is the one that deserves the praise. Patrick, the sponsor of the bill, told Mike Huckabee…that he urged his fellow Republicans to break Senate tradition and stop the filibuster. He compared [...]