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2013-06-26 09:35:44 AM
Goddammit.  Won't someone think of the 20+ week aborted fetuses?!
 
2013-06-26 09:39:19 AM
So when is Perry calling his special session for that fertilizer plant regulation bill?
 
2013-06-26 09:51:36 AM

kronicfeld: So when is Perry calling his special session for that fertilizer plant regulation bill?


That fertilizer plant explosion didn't kill babies..  All those that died in West were old enough to know better... They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into..
 
2013-06-26 10:00:06 AM
Who has the list? I think it needs to be reposted.
 
2013-06-26 10:04:59 AM
Women and those that love them to TXGOP: SUCK MY CLOCK
 
2013-06-26 10:05:33 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Who has the list? I think it needs to be reposted.


I've got a slightly older version in my profile I've maintained since creating it, but I'm on ny phone and can't copy/paste.
 
2013-06-26 10:05:51 AM
cache.vevo.com
R.I.P.
 
2013-06-26 10:08:46 AM
Everyone knows that time has a liberal bias.  If you look at the unskewed clocks, it's still 1955.
 
2013-06-26 10:08:59 AM
Bra-farking-vo!
 
2013-06-26 10:09:38 AM
Well, this certainly has made this morning better waking up. Now to end the hard, long, throbbing cocktease that has been DOMA and Prop 8 with SCOTUS...
 
2013-06-26 10:10:38 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Who has the list? I think it needs to be reposted.


Seconded.

Come on...roll that sucker out.  I need a chuckle.
 
2013-06-26 10:10:43 AM

balki1867: Everyone knows that time has a liberal bias.  If you look at the unskewed clocks, it's still 1955 1910.

ftfy
 
2013-06-26 10:11:59 AM
I woke up this morning, hearing the vote passed, and was saddened.  I then see this, and my morning got better.  It's good to know that we Texans have politicians we can actually be proud of.
 
2013-06-26 10:12:59 AM

YoungSwedishBlonde: Well, this certainly has made this morning better waking up. Now to end the hard, long, throbbing cocktease that has been DOMA and Prop 8 with SCOTUS...


Guess what?

http://plus.google.com/102001774674190160714/posts/PZ5PSZc8kav
 
2013-06-26 10:13:09 AM
I asked the GOP to draw a picture of a clock...

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-06-26 10:14:18 AM

deeyablo: I woke up this morning, hearing the vote passed, and was saddened.  I then see this, and my morning got better.  It's good to know that we Texans have politicians we can actually be proud of.


Wondering how long till they pull a special session to try to push it through again.
 
2013-06-26 10:15:03 AM

So much chattel, so little time


//Women, slaves, brown immigrants, baptists, catholics, muslims, Irish, Chinese.

 
2013-06-26 10:16:02 AM

Satanic_Hamster: deeyablo: I woke up this morning, hearing the vote passed, and was saddened.  I then see this, and my morning got better.  It's good to know that we Texans have politicians we can actually be proud of.

Wondering how long till they pull a special session to try to push it through again.


Not long enough for the Texas Senate Democrats to decide to go on a long well deserved vacation out of state.
 
2013-06-26 10:17:06 AM

un4gvn666: YoungSwedishBlonde: Well, this certainly has made this morning better waking up. Now to end the hard, long, throbbing cocktease that has been DOMA and Prop 8 with SCOTUS...

Guess what?

http://plus.google.com/102001774674190160714/posts/PZ5PSZc8kav


BTW, I had to link a Google+ post, because HRC is getting positively bombarded.
 
2013-06-26 10:19:17 AM

markie_farkie: kronicfeld: So when is Perry calling his special session for that fertilizer plant regulation bill?

That fertilizer plant explosion didn't kill babies..  All those that died in West were old enough to know better... They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into..


They would have done, if the plant had registered the amount of material they had on site. Alas Texas regulations are so lax, no one investigated it until the cost cuttings leveled a large area of a town.
 
2013-06-26 10:20:15 AM
Cool, especially as AP reported it as passed before I fell asleep last night.
 
2013-06-26 10:24:52 AM
List of People Conspiring Against the GOP
Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
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Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
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Teachers
Professors
ACORN
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Judges
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Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets

 and Clocks
 
2013-06-26 10:26:56 AM

un4gvn666: YoungSwedishBlonde: Well, this certainly has made this morning better waking up. Now to end the hard, long, throbbing cocktease that has been DOMA and Prop 8 with SCOTUS...

Guess what?

http://plus.google.com/102001774674190160714/posts/PZ5PSZc8kav


USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA
 
2013-06-26 10:30:03 AM
Would someone be able to explain how a filibuster like this works? I honestly don't know.

She talks throughout the entire session, preventing the vote from taking place. Why is the vote not just postponed until the following day? Is there some reason a law/bill needs to be voted on one certain date and none other? Can the lawmakers change a sentence or two in the bill and try again next week?

I'm glad it didn't get passed and huzzah to Wendy Davis for stepping up, it just seems that with the majority of the Texas lawmakers wanting to vote it in there's not a lot stopping them from doing so in the future.
 
2013-06-26 10:30:55 AM
Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic.

OK, I didn't follow the threads last night - but how can talking about part of the bill being proposed be considered 'off-topic'?
 
2013-06-26 10:31:32 AM
Interesting that these gun-totin', flag wavin', liberty luvvin', freedom crusadin', Guv'mint limitin', bill of rights toutin', retard executin', America Firstin' right wingers are the same people trying to do an end run around the Constitution just because they don't like what it lets others do.

"Keep the government out of our lives unless it's to keep someone else from doing something that I don't like!"
 
2013-06-26 10:33:27 AM

Karac: Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic.

OK, I didn't follow the threads last night - but how can talking about part of the bill being proposed be considered 'off-topic'?


Because rules.

They also told her she couldn't sit or rest on her desk and that she had to talk continuously. They even dinged her once for pausing to have an aide adjust her back brace - this "off-topic discussion" was strike 3 (also an insane stricture they levied on her for the filibuster).

// more like "a filly busted you", texassholes
 
2013-06-26 10:33:55 AM

Karac: Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic.

OK, I didn't follow the threads last night - but how can talking about part of the bill being proposed be considered 'off-topic'?


Because GOP.
And Jesus maybe?
 
2013-06-26 10:34:22 AM
Hoboclown: Why is the vote not just postponed until the following day? Is there some reason a law/bill needs to be voted on one certain date and none other?

The current sitting of the Texas leg officially ended at Midnight.  It ususally requires unanimous consent to extend it unless the Governor calls a specila session.  Any bill not voted on by the time the session officially ends would have to go back to square one for the next regular session.
 
Bf+
2013-06-26 10:35:22 AM
Oh yeah?
Well, we'll just falsify the official record and back-date the vote.
Take that, libtards!

cdn.crooksandliars.com
/Really.
//They did this.
///Really.
 
2013-06-26 10:38:40 AM

Bf+: Oh yeah?
Well, we'll just falsify the official record and back-date the vote.
Take that, libtards!

[cdn.crooksandliars.com image 425x546]
/Really.
//They did this.
///Really.


You'd think that would constitute something like perjury, or falsifying official records - something that's at least a misdemeanor.  Or if nothing else, worthy of a strongly worded letter about how that's not the right way to do things.

Too bad it's Texas.  It'll just be added to a list of dirty tricks to try next time.
 
2013-06-26 10:41:23 AM

Karac: Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic.

OK, I didn't follow the threads last night - but how can talking about part of the bill being proposed be considered 'off-topic'?


Neidermeyer yelled "He said, 'SIT DOWN!'" at her.

Then the gallery started to hum the National Anthem.
 
2013-06-26 10:41:52 AM

Hoboclown: Would someone be able to explain how a filibuster like this works? I honestly don't know.

She talks throughout the entire session, preventing the vote from taking place. Why is the vote not just postponed until the following day? Is there some reason a law/bill needs to be voted on one certain date and none other? Can the lawmakers change a sentence or two in the bill and try again next week?

I'm glad it didn't get passed and huzzah to Wendy Davis for stepping up, it just seems that with the majority of the Texas lawmakers wanting to vote it in there's not a lot stopping them from doing so in the future.


The legislature had been called back into a special session by Rick Perry.  The session ended at midnight.

They can try again, but Perry will have to call them back into another session to do so, which he probably will.  There may be some kind of qualifications on whether he'd be allowed to though - some states only allow emergency sessions for specific and limited reasons.
 
2013-06-26 10:56:57 AM

The Fifth Dentist: List of People Conspiring Against the GOP

[...]

 and Clocks


If I may...

Updated List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):

Liberals
Democrats
Socialists
Community Organizers
Geologists
Biologists
Meteorologists
Climatologists
Atheists
Muslims
Jews
Satan
ABC
NBC
CNN
CBS
PBS
All of cable news except FNC
The New York Times
The LA Times
The Washington Post
The Associated Press
Reuters
BBC
The Guardian
Black People
Mexicans
Human Rights Activists
SCOTUS
Europe
Movie Industry
Television Industry
Environmentalists
ACLU
The United Nations
Labor Unions
Colleges
Teachers
Professors
ACORN
National Endowment for the Arts
Gays
Judges
NPR
Paleontologists
Astrophysicists
Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
WHO
WTO
Inflated tires
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Star Bulletin
Teletubbies
Sponge Bob and Patrick
Nobel Prize Committee
US Census Bureau
NOAA
Sesame Street
Comic Books
Little Green Footballs
Video Games
The Bible
CBO
Bruce Springsteen
Pennies
The Theory of Relativity
Comedy Central
Young People
whatever the hell a Justin Beiber is
Small Business Owners
Math
CPAC
Navy SEALs
The Economist
The Muppets
Iowa Republicans
Low-Flow Toilets
Breast Cancer Screenings
Chrysler
Clint Eastwood.
Robert Deniro
Tom Hanks
Glenn Frey
Norman Rockwell
James Cameron
Dr. Seus
Nuns
Supreme Court Justice John Roberts
Jonathan Krohn at age 17

And Clocks
 
2013-06-26 11:15:09 AM

Hoboclown: Would someone be able to explain how a filibuster like this works? I honestly don't know.

She talks throughout the entire session, preventing the vote from taking place. Why is the vote not just postponed until the following day? Is there some reason a law/bill needs to be voted on one certain date and none other? Can the lawmakers change a sentence or two in the bill and try again next week?

I'm glad it didn't get passed and huzzah to Wendy Davis for stepping up, it just seems that with the majority of the Texas lawmakers wanting to vote it in there's not a lot stopping them from doing so in the future.


Texas legislature runs on sessions. When the session ends, no more business can be heard/dealt with/done. Tuesday at midnight was the end of the session.
 
2013-06-26 11:24:59 AM

Moodybastard: Hoboclown: Would someone be able to explain how a filibuster like this works? I honestly don't know.

She talks throughout the entire session, preventing the vote from taking place. Why is the vote not just postponed until the following day? Is there some reason a law/bill needs to be voted on one certain date and none other? Can the lawmakers change a sentence or two in the bill and try again next week?

I'm glad it didn't get passed and huzzah to Wendy Davis for stepping up, it just seems that with the majority of the Texas lawmakers wanting to vote it in there's not a lot stopping them from doing so in the future.

Texas legislature runs on sessions. When the session ends, no more business can be heard/dealt with/done. Tuesday at midnight was the end of the session.


When is the next session? Will the same people be voting on it? Can the same law be voted on as is or does it need to be changed?
 
2013-06-26 11:26:47 AM

Malacon: And Clocks


You forgot the LED and Flourescent lighting industry.
 
2013-06-26 11:41:25 AM
The Texas Legislature meets in odd-numbered years.  The Texas senate has 4 year terms, so half of them will be up for election every other year. But the governor can call a special session, (as this one was) to discuss specific issues, which this time included the abortion bill.  Lt. Governor Dewhurst suggested another special session might be called for this.
 
2013-06-26 11:47:12 AM

Hoboclown: When is the next session? Will the same people be voting on it? Can the same law be voted on as is or does it need to be changed?


Laws can always be re-introduced, but (I am making an assumption about Texas, I don't know specifics) they start from scratch again.  There are some laws that are introduced every year as a ritual.  Some day they may see the light of day, but not after it has gone through both houses.  This may or may not be true for special sessions made up by the same body.

Per Wikipedia, the Texas Governor can call as many special sessions as he wants, but after last nights theatrics, there will presumably be be a political price to pay if they move ahead too callously.  We all grew up on "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," there are some hot-buttons at play.

Sit back and smell the popcorn.
 
2013-06-26 12:12:35 PM
The next session will feature a bill to repeal daylight savings time.
 
2013-06-26 12:20:27 PM
a.abcnews.com


\approves
 
2013-06-26 12:20:44 PM

Dagrin: Karac: Davis' filibuster was halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic.

OK, I didn't follow the threads last night - but how can talking about part of the bill being proposed be considered 'off-topic'?

Because GOP.
And Jesus maybe?


Because the Lt. Governor said it was. It's really that simple. It could have gone to a vote, the previous objection did, but everyone votes along party lines so the Repub majority would have upheld it.

Wendy's fellow Dems burned time off the clock with "points of order" and assorted maneuvering for almost two hours. It was impressive, I didn't think they were going to be able to keep it going that long.

And the Republicans were apparently unaware that we could see them and tell time. Douchurst is furious, it's a beautiful sight.

Wendy Davis started the day with ~1200 Twitter followers, last time I looked, it was close to 75.000.

Repubs lost the battle and a star was born. Perry can call another special session if he chooses but that might be politically unwise.
 
2013-06-26 12:23:32 PM

Phins: Repubs lost the battle and a star was born. Perry can call another special session if he chooses but that might be politically unwise.


Really bears repeating.
 
2013-06-26 12:53:46 PM

Phins: Repubs lost the battle and a star was born. Perry can call another special session if he chooses but that might be politically unwise.


So, he'll settle with taking Tyrion's stepstool?
 
2013-06-26 01:43:59 PM

Malacon: The Fifth Dentist: List of People Conspiring Against the GOP

Thanks!

 
2013-06-26 01:59:37 PM

Name_Omitted: Phins: Repubs lost the battle and a star was born. Perry can call another special session if he chooses but that might be politically unwise.

Really bears repeating.


Bears bears bears bears bears bears bears

/make them work out, otters otters otters otters otters otters
 
2013-06-26 02:01:53 PM

Name_Omitted: Hoboclown: When is the next session? Will the same people be voting on it? Can the same law be voted on as is or does it need to be changed?

Laws can always be re-introduced, but (I am making an assumption about Texas, I don't know specifics) they start from scratch again.  There are some laws that are introduced every year as a ritual.  Some day they may see the light of day, but not after it has gone through both houses.  This may or may not be true for special sessions made up by the same body.

Per Wikipedia, the Texas Governor can call as many special sessions as he wants, but after last nights theatrics, there will presumably be be a political price to pay if they move ahead too callously.


Yes, but... if a special session is called, certain rules are suspended (to make legislating more efficient you see, not to railroad legislation through). The session that ended last night specifically was called to address gerrymandering district maps (that, now thanks to the VRA SCOTUS ruling, are much more likely to stand). The mapping and abortion bills were added to the special session because they couldn't get passed during the regular session due to the regular rules. The next session will be streamlined specifically for this bill (the time running out also killed two other bills. The Democrats motioned to consider those bills earlier in the day, to get them off the plate. Senate leadership (Republicans) declined for two reasons: to ensure that the specific filibuster had to go as long as possible and to give more credence to a second special session ("oh, we need to pass those other pieces of legislation that the unruly crowd prevented passing - this session has nothing to do with abortion")).

The time ran out on the abortion bill. It will be back and at the front of the pack. This is Texas - nationally, last night looked like a huge progressive crowd representing Texans. It didn't - the crowd was mainly Austinites, a progressive city in a conservative state. The State Republican majority is safe for a long time and Republican legislators and governors don't have much to fear.
 
2013-06-26 02:35:42 PM

Karac: Bf+: Oh yeah?
Well, we'll just falsify the official record and back-date the vote.
Take that, libtards!

[cdn.crooksandliars.com image 425x546]
/Really.
//They did this.
///Really.

You'd think that would constitute something like perjury, or falsifying official records - something that's at least a misdemeanor.  Or if nothing else, worthy of a strongly worded letter about how that's not the right way to do things.

Too bad it's Texas.  It'll just be added to a list of dirty tricks to try next time.


Yeah, you'd think so but never underestimate the power of "clerical error."
 
2013-06-26 02:42:12 PM

Bf+: Oh yeah?
Well, we'll just falsify the official record and back-date the vote.
Take that, libtards!

[cdn.crooksandliars.com image 425x546]
/Really.
//They did this.
///Really.


You have to unskew the time, and factor in ACORN, the IRS and Benghazi.
 
2013-06-26 02:46:16 PM
schnee:  This is Texas - nationally, last night looked like a huge progressive crowd representing Texans. It didn't - the crowd was mainly Austinites, a progressive city in a conservative state. The State Republican majority is safe for a long time and Republican legislators and governors don't have much to fear.

Sad, but yeah, thanks to aggressive gerrymandering. Texas is a gigantic state area-wise, and most of it is rural (which usually means "rural" = "Republican"). The big cities in Texas are blue ( as are most urban areas), but the residents of those cities only make up about 1/5th of the total voting population of the state. However, the state is NOT completely "red." In the last national election, Texas was something like 42% Democrat vs 58% Republican. Texas is more progressive on a lot of issues than out-of-staters realize, but stories like this won't show it. Especially since too many politicians realize that "We banned abortion" is a vote-getter among a certain crowd.
 
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