Well…they did it. They finally did it.
On Saturday, two gun rights expansion bills received preliminary approval in the Texas House. House Bill 972 will permit concealed handgun license holders who are 21 or older to carry weapons on the campuses of Texas’ colleges and universities. The bill is required to pass another time, before it goes up before the Senate.
There’s just not enough fremschaden to go around lately.
The recent embarrassing, boorish and duplicitous behavior reminds me of a quote from Jonathan Swift.
"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
The dunces are out in force.
Back in August, Judge Tom Head of Lubbock garnered national attention by his claim that the election of President Obama would result in civil unrest, civil war and an invasion of tanks from the United Nations into Lubbock, Texas.
It’s five days after the Presidential elections and I don’t see any tanks anywhere.
Here lately, the Right hasn't exactly been lying; just counting on the public’s ignorance of the facts.
Case in point: I received Congressman Neugebauer’s newsletter earlier this week. It was the typical Conservative swag-line—freedom, freedoms, liberty, under God, yada, yada, but the last paragraph was a real red flag.
“Putting down” a human being in the same manner as an animal is abhorrent to me. The death penalty seems pointless. It doesn’t deter crime. It doesn’t rehabilitate the offender. It doesn’t bring back the dead. It doesn’t bring closure to either family.
So, what, exactly, is its purpose?
There are so many issues about politics, writing, rhetoric and people floating around; I couldn’t decide which one was more important. I hope you’ll indulge my “stream of consciousness” unloading. Part of it makes me laugh, but most of it frustrates me to tears.
In a short two weeks, there have been some outrageous whoppers about the ACA making the rounds on television, blogs, Facebook and Twitter. I can’t keep up with all the misinformation that’s out there.
And the GOP is hoping you can’t either.
If people would rely on their own reading and thinking skills, instead of the deceptive mendacities encapsulated, abridged, and flash-frozen into a soundbyte, a quote from a Right Wing politician, or a friend’s opinion, the fabrications would cease.