Posts Tagged ‘Bad States’

June 30th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

Slavery by any other name is still slavery

Texas is some kind of unique animal, a unicorn among states, in the sense of “only in Texas …” For example, only in Texas do a dozen or more cops mill around outside a school for 70 minutes while a crazed gunman is slaughtering children in the classroom. Only in Texas do people fre[...]

June 29th, 2022 - 11:17 am § in Politics

Florida bans rainbows

So obsessed is Gov. Ron DeSantis with banishing gay people to non-person status that rainbows are now illegal in and near Florida schools. Florida teachers also have to report gay students to the political police for being gay. “Teachers in Orange County, Florida are being told to scrape rainb[...]

June 20th, 2022 - 9:27 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

How Texas plans to prevent more school shootings

“Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a ‘mental health challenge’ and the state needed to ‘do a better job with mental health,'” NBC News reported on Monday, June 20, 2022. Then added, “— yet in April he slashed $211 million from t[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 4:19 pm § in Politics

Texas GOP convention votes for guns, against gays; assaults congressman

Texas GOP delegates holding a state convention rebuked their own senator, Jon Cornyn, and 9 other GOP senators who’ve signed on for a watered-down gun bill in the wake of a slaughter of Texas school kids. They also adopted a series of positions against LGBQT people, including interfering in th[...]

June 18th, 2022 - 1:46 am § in Misc.

Is Texas rugged, or just dysfunctional?

First no electricity, now no water. For centuries, Apaches and Comanches shrugged; they got along without both. Still do, by and large, on their reservations. (That’s because Texas doesn’t have any reservations to speak of.) Today’s non-reservation Texans, which is basically all Te[...]

June 11th, 2022 - 9:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Where “Liz Cheney” is a swear word

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is the rioter in the video below. Now he wants to be “Sen. Mo Brooks (R-AL).” But first, he has to win a primary election. Meanwhile, Trump has endorsed his opponent, Katie Britt (“does this mean we’re not friends anymore?”). It was only last year[...]

June 6th, 2022 - 2:18 pm § in Politics

Representative democracy in Texas, mass shootings edition

In a representative democracy, you elect someone to represent you. Not in Texas. Following the 2019 mass shootings in El Paso and Santa Fe, and the 2022 school massacre in Uvalde, the GOP-controlled legislature has decided to study gun violence. The lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, has appointed a [...]

May 28th, 2022 - 12:49 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas school shooting response manual (nsfw)

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May 13th, 2022 - 6:53 pm § in Politics

Is there hope for GOP voters?

There’s not a lot of reason to believe there is. After all, they still support Trump despite his immorality, dishonesty, and total lack of character. Their own behavior leaves a lot to be desired (see, e.g., threats against election workers). And, in North Carolina, they elected Madison Cawtho[...]

May 11th, 2022 - 4:48 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

He was innocent, but they didn’t execute him like Texas would have

Claude Garrett of Tennessee served 30 years of a life sentence before the state decided the fire that killed his girlfriend was an accident. But at least they didn’t kill him. After a judge ruled Garrett, now 65, demonstrated “actual innocence” he was released from prison on Tuesda[...]