Tag Archives: asshole Republicans of Texas

On Republican bloodlust and Obama’s Job Act

If Obama really wanted people to get behind him and this new jobs initiative of his, he would have announced this evening that he was planning to top Rick Perry by taking the lives of 250 American citizens. (Just think of all the executioners and grave diggers we could put to work if he said […]

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Hypocrites at the gate

CNN has an article today on Texas Governor Rick Perry, and how, in spite of his public condemnation of the stimulus program put forward by the Obama administration, he accepted the funds and used them to cover 97% of his state’s budget shortfall in 2010. Here’s a clip: Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to tell […]

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Eliminate every program that doesn’t benefit me personally

I was just reading a thread on Metafilter about how the Republicans of Texas are proposing the defunding of Medicaid. It’s an insane idea, and one that I don’t suspect will go far at present (because of the impact it would have on surrounding states), but that’s not what I want to talk about in […]

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Rewriting history in Texas

Remember how I told you that Republicans in Texas were attempting to make a few “minor” changes to their state’s K-12 history textbooks, like removing any mention of that little “separation of church and state” thing? Well, it looks like they’ve made some tremendous headway in the last few days. Since we last discussed it, […]

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How Christian were our Founding Fathers?

It’s a question that we’ve discussed here many times over the past half-dozen years – how Christian were the founding fathers? And this weekend’s New York Times magazine goes into a great deal of depth on the subject, while exploring the current battle being waged within the Texas School Board on the rewriting of American […]

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