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2013-06-26 05:34:04 PM  

jrodnewb: So Rick just called another special session..sometimes I hate my state...


Hollie Maea: As expected, Rick Perry just called them back to session to try again. Well at least it will fark up their summer vacations.


Confirmed by ABC Reporter Arlette Saenz.
 
2013-06-26 05:41:20 PM  

Hollie Maea: As expected, Rick Perry just called them back to session to try again. Well at least it will fark up their summer vacations.


Or give Senate Democrats a good reason to take a nice long vacation out of state.
 
2013-06-26 05:55:28 PM  

max_pooper: Or give Senate Democrats a good reason to take a nice long vacation out of state.


They've done that before.  I'm not sure if that's the play to make this time.
 
2013-06-26 06:05:23 PM  

Hollie Maea: As expected, Rick Perry just called them back to session to try again. Well at least it will fark up their summer vacations.


If the Texas Dems are up for it, this plays like gangbusters in the civilized world.  You've got Republicans trying to break laws to get an unconstitutional bill passed, you've got Dems standing up for the rights of women, you've got the GOP hammering away at an issue that they're on the wrong side of history and science of, and it illustrates how bad it is to let the GOP run anything.  If there's the stamina and political will among the Dems, they could be doing very good work filibustering this until the cows come home (and that's even beyond the already good work of sending this bill to the scrap heap).
 
2013-06-26 06:30:15 PM  

yeegrek: Corvus: Corvus: What happened (based on reading many news stories) was the Republicans said Wendy Davis was out of order about 15 mins till midnight.

People in the gallery then started screaming let her talk, really loud that delayed the vote.

The vote was taken but it said 12:03 (or something but after midnight)

REPUBLICANS FORGED THE TIME STAMP TO SAY IT WAS BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND POSTED ON THE SITE IT PASSED BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

The Lt. governor said "Hey um no we aren't going to like forge time stamps to get this passed. I declare it didn't pass in time".

And there you go.

I think the Republicans who forged the time stamp should be investigated and thrown out.

Sorry for the caps guys but that's such amazing bullshiat I thought it had to be highlighted.

No worries.  If Pelosi had done that, the tea-bagger screeching would be audible in Outer Mongolia.

Ether way, Governor Goodhair (tm Charles Pierce)  will just call another "emergency session" and it'll pass.  One of the cruel ironies is that the filibustering Senator will be redistricted out of an office shortly thanks to Texas's totally non-partisan and totally non-racist district maps.  In the South, the bad guys always win.


Charles Pierce may have popularized that, but we've been calling him that since Bush was around; "Goodhair" has been our nickname for him for as long as I've known about his career.
 
2013-06-26 06:35:42 PM  

Mercutio74: Hollie Maea: As expected, Rick Perry just called them back to session to try again. Well at least it will fark up their summer vacations.

If the Texas Dems are up for it, this plays like gangbusters in the civilized world.  You've got Republicans trying to break laws to get an unconstitutional bill passed, you've got Dems standing up for the rights of women, you've got the GOP hammering away at an issue that they're on the wrong side of history and science of, and it illustrates how bad it is to let the GOP run anything.  If there's the stamina and political will among the Dems, they could be doing very good work filibustering this until the cows come home (and that's even beyond the already good work of sending this bill to the scrap heap).


The problem is that it's painfully obvious that the GOP will do whatever the hell it takes to get the bill passed, including violate the rules of the legislative process. We saw all the evidence we need to prove that last night. There comes a point where those 12 Democrats will run out of juice in their fight against this bill.

If anything, I'd have Democratic lawyers and prosecutors for the county where Austin is located at the ready to file everything possible to tie the law up in the court system for ages until Perry and his stooges are kicked out of office.
 
2013-06-26 06:36:54 PM  
Sunlight is the best disinfectant for these farks.  They flat out lied about the voting, lied about the interpretation of the rules.  Lied about Sen. Davis' actions on the floor.

After seeing the clusterfark of a legislature not following rules, I fully believe this senator's claims
 
2013-06-26 06:44:55 PM  

Heron: Charles Pierce may have popularized that, but we've been calling him that since Bush was around; "Goodhair" has been our nickname for him for as long as I've known about his career.


I honestly didn't know that.  Thanks!  I would have gone with Governor Hairfarmer, but that's me.
 
2013-06-26 06:55:08 PM  

yeegrek: Heron: Charles Pierce may have popularized that, but we've been calling him that since Bush was around; "Goodhair" has been our nickname for him for as long as I've known about his career.

I honestly didn't know that.  Thanks!  I would have gone with Governor Hairfarmer, but that's me.


I always thought it was another of Molly Ivins'  bon mots, but I could easily be wrong.
 
2013-06-26 07:44:34 PM  
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/rick-perry-special-session_n _ 3505786.html

Gov Good Hair has called the 2nd session :-(

ov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1.

"I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.

The special session will consider the following issues:

• Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.

• Legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.

• Legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.
 
2013-06-26 07:53:01 PM  
They are filming Space Balls 5 ?
 
2013-06-26 07:54:05 PM  
Rwa2play
Really? You do realize that just voting down the line is real easy to do right?

Advertising, canvassing, phone banking, etc by the Democrats. Campaigning in targeted State Senate and Assembly districts.


jrodnewb
So Rick just called another special session..sometimes I hate my state...

Get a better strategy.
 
2013-06-27 06:22:38 AM  
There were two moments that stood out to me as totally awesome in the whole thing.

1. The MASSIVE crowd of people outside, chanting and making themselves heard. All 3 floors of the rotunda were PACKED with people. To see that many people fight hard for something they believe in and are willing to fight for...that was amazing. It doesn't matter which side of the bill you were on. It was awesome to see.

2. Listening to the Lt. Governor at about 3AM having to say that the vote didn't count with a tone that reminded me of the Scooby Doo villains. "And I would have gotten away with it if it were for you meddling kids!" I laughed when I heard that.
 
2013-06-27 08:35:56 AM  

Corvus: max_pooper: flondrix: max_pooper: The Governor could call another special session but would expend a lot of political capital to do so. If he does, Democratic Senators could go on vacation out of state preventing a quorum.

I thought that the Republicans had enough seats this time that they have a quorum without the Democrats.  The last time the Democrats went out of state to prevent a quorum, it was to prevent the redistricting that would lead to this situation.

The Texas Senate has 32 members, 31 Senators and the Lieutenant Governor who serves as President and casts any tie breaker votes. The State Constitution states that a quorum is 2/3, or 22 members. The Senate is currently made up of 12 Democrats Senators, 19 Republicans Senators and the Republicans Lieutenant Governor. The Democrats have the power to break quorum and prevent votes by leaving the state.

I wouldn't do that I would just force them to drag my ass there, with a news crew their to watch.

Can you imagine them dragging women congressmen for that vote to happen?


There was great footage of Texas Rangers dragging Texas Senators out motel rooms last time Drmocrats tried to prevent a quorum. Didn't change anything.

\Never understood why enough of them hid out in state that time. If they'd all actually gone out of state it would've been no problem.
 
2013-06-27 09:07:33 AM  

Corvus: What happened (based on reading many news stories) was the Republicans said Wendy Davis was out of order about 15 mins till midnight.

People in the gallery then started screaming let her talk, really loud that delayed the vote.

The vote was taken but it said 12:03 (or something but after midnight)

REPUBLICANS FORGED THE TIME STAMP TO SAY IT WAS BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND POSTED ON THE SITE IT PASSED BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

The Lt. governor said "Hey um no we aren't going to like forge time stamps to get this passed. I declare it didn't pass in time".

And there you go.

I think the Republicans who forged the time stamp should be investigated and thrown out.


They will never be thrown out because it is always the legislature of any state that investigates and disciplines its own members. Unless some infamous crime (e.g. rape of a child committed while snorting coke of the butt of a dead hooker) is committed, no legislature will ever do more than an empty "censure", even of those of the "opposite" party. They all understand quid pro quo, after all.
 
2013-06-27 09:08:29 AM  

tnpir: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It is dead as far as this special session goes, but the Governor can will call another special session at which time the bill would be re-introduced.

FTFY. We all know what that semi-retarded asshole governor is going to do.


No limit to what he'd do. It's what happens when you actually give authority to an Aggie.
 
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