Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

April 10th, 2019 - 3:43 pm § in Politics

This GOP legislator wants to execute women who have abortions

His name is Tony Tinderholt, and he represents a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives. In 2017 and 2019, he sponsored legislation that would impose the death penalty for having an abortion. Because Tinderholt is trying to kill people for engaging in l[...]

April 18th, 2018 - 5:03 pm § in Donald Trump

New poll finds race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke “too close to call”

Texas Tribune— A new poll released Wednesday suggests the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is far more competitive than many political observers have initially thought. The poll from Quinnipiac University shows the two men in a dead heat: 47 perce[...]

March 26th, 2018 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

Texas style deposition

(This case apparently involves the Texas City fertilizer plant explosion.)[...]

December 13th, 2016 - 7:08 am § in America, Environment, Politics

Trump has selected Rick Perry to be Donald’s energy secretary,

(CBS) The former Texas governor sits on two corporate boards – one of them is Energy Transfer Partners – and that may present a confirmation issue. Energy Transfer Partners has a subsidiary known as Dakota Access LLC, which is attempting to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Dakota A[...]

October 13th, 2016 - 9:45 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Texas is within four points.

New poll: Trump lead shrinks in Texas, within margin of error After perhaps the most damaging week of his campaign, Donald Trump’s lead in Texas has slipped to four percentage points – within the margin of error –… WWW.WFAA.COM|BY TEGNA DONATE TO OFA-TEXAS DONATE TO TEXAS DEMOCRATS DONAT[...]

July 30th, 2016 - 8:53 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Houston Chronicle Endorses Hillary

Both Campaigns Stunned After Houston Chronicle Makes VERY Surprising Endorsement One of the largest newspapers in all of Texas, which previously endorsed…[...]

June 5th, 2016 - 5:45 am § in Politics

Texas AG blocked fraud probe of Trump University, left bilked students in the cold

“Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton moved to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons. Paxton’s office issued a cease and desist letter to former Deputy Chief of Consumer Protectio[...]

November 22nd, 2015 - 1:57 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas bars college professors from vetting high school textbooks

Apparently the State Board of Education, a partisan body dominated by a Republican majority, doesn’t trust academics to know anything about the subjects they teach. So these people, who think evolution is bunk and want school children to read textbooks that refer to slaves as “workers,&#[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 5:31 pm § in Misc.

Texas judge orders defendants to get married or face jail time

This story is almost too bizarre to believe, but it’s apparently true. A judge in Smith County, Texas, apparently is ordering people charged with minor crimes to write Bible verses and get married as conditions of getting probation instead of jail time. I don’t see how that can possibly [...]

September 16th, 2015 - 10:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

Stupid Texas school officials arrest Muslim genius kid for inventing electronic clock

“IRVING, Texas — Police detained a 14-year-old Muslim boy after a teacher at his North Texas high school decided that a homemade clock he proudly brought to class looked like a bomb, according to school and police officials.” — CBS News “The boy makes his own radios, re[...]