PPP: 1st time we’ve seen Rick Perry w/a positive approval rating in TX! http://t.co/2n0p6oIjCh Rick Perry is 6-0 in statewide TX elections.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 15, 2014
Totally fair to hit PPP for that, but ouch.
Jimmy was doing the show in Austin, you see. It’s fascinating viewing; I get the impression that Austin and Rick Perry cheerfully despise each other in a very complicated way that lesser (read: non-Texan) beings can only hope to dimly understand. I mean, obviously Austin doesn’t like him, but they’re pleased as punch that he came by so as to let them boo him personally – and Governor Perry seems content to bask in their warm disapproval*. It’s all very cozy.
Here’s the first clip:
I swear to God, I wish that he hadn’t had that back pain in 2012. Although he might be a better candidate for it in 2016: negative reinforcement can be a powerful teaching tool.
*I have to say: Rick Perry’s stance of I think that all you hippies are clearly idiots for smoking the marijuana, but I’m tired of the Great State of Texas locking you up for it is… a workable way to approach the subject.
Man stabbed with Legend of Zelda Master Sword in serious condition
Few could doubt the power of the Master Sword, not only has it defeated countless incarnations of Ganondorf in the Legend of Zelda series, but now it has hospitalised a Texan.
A man was stabbed with the point of a replica of the legendary sword during a domestic dispute in the city of Katy.
STABBINGS ARE NEVER FUNN…
…The ex-husband was taken to hospital following the altercation, but not before he, in true Zelda fashion, smashed a pot (a flower pot, over the head of Thompson).
…YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR LAUGHING.
H/T AoSHQ, who is also so going to Hell for this.
Oh, yeah, like that’s not going to be awkward.
Texas Democrats are scrambling to can stop a controversial pro-impeachment, anti-ObamaCare candidate from advancing in their party’s Senate primary.
Winning the general election is long shot for any nominee. But with Democrats optimistic about a resurgence in the Lone Star State and their chances in the governor’s race, Lyndon LaRouche acolyte Kesha Rogers could damage those hopes if she even advances to a runoff on Tuesday.
Such a scenario once seemed like a long shot, but a University of Texas-Texas Tribune Internet-based survey late last month showed the controversial candidate outpolling two better-funded and well-endorsed opponents, dentist David Alameel and attorney Maxey Scherr.
Mind you – and contra the Hill – the Democrats aren’t about to win the Governor’s race this fall. And I would suggest that the people who let this situation arise in the Democratic primaries… are wonderful people who shouldn’t change a thing. Well done, folks. Well done.
PS: No. Really. I am terrified of the Democrats in Texas now. They can even repeat that, I am so despondent…
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 the inflation-adjusted median household income for Texas surpassed that of Illinois for the first time since 1984, when the statistic first started being recorded.
That means the household making the median income in Texas is taking home a bigger paycheck than the household making the median income in Illinois.
Wendy Davis backs 20-week abortion ban that defers to women
Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor.
As many, many people have noted: this is shorthand for “Oh, right, I’m running for office in Texas.” It’s not that she is actually embracing a pro-life position; there’s a lot of wiggle room in that statement. What it does mean is that Wendy Davis, when faced with a choice between sticking to her guns, and breaking and running, picked breaking and running. That’s not what her out-of-state supporters paid for… but that’s what they’re going to get, and there are a lot of vulnerable Democratic candidates who could have used that money.
“Open carry,” no less.
Wendy Davis is now pro-open carry, but Leftists will still support her because abortion is their religion, and she’s lying anyway.
— RB (@RBPundit) February 6, 2014
I happen to agree with RB Pundit, but I just wanted to make sure that anybody who hates guns who sent this woman money understands the nature of the message that they’re now funding. Particularly since the woman is still going to lose. Which means that… all of the money that she raised will end up just helping the pro-gun rights side, in the form of “Even the liberal Wendy Davis supported open carry…”
As in, people who think that Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott doesn’t REALLY need a wheelchair. Like Twitchy, I am hoping that this is just an example that, in a population of 300+ million, you’re going to find two abject idiots with the same delusion and an email account, but as I understand the current rules-set of the Democratic party Wendy Davis is required to own the aforementioned abject idiots. Moral of the story? What goes around, comes around. Don’t like it? Don’t go around.
Also: I understand Glenn Reynolds‘ rueful head-shake over how far the Party of FDR has fallen, but I am compelled to note that FDR was forced to go to great lengths to conceal just how badly he had been crippled by polio. Largely because he was (apparently justifiably) worried that being frank on that topic would hurt him with Democratic voters…
Here are the details:
A new report from D Magazine quotes a Texas Tribune reporter talking about the high-speed train.
The report said a member of the Texas Transportation commission has confirmed that Texas Central High-Speed Railway is studying the possibility of a Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston rail line.
And here’s why Texas would beat California, if this project happens:
TCHR is a for-profit company.
Yup, I’m talking trash about both California, and the inability of government to measure up to private enterprise. So? (more…)