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Holder promises close inspection of so-called ‘voter fraud’ measures

At a time when many Republican-run states are making it harder for people to vote, Attorney General Eric Holder is planning to break up their game. “The reality is that – in jurisdictions across the country – both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common,” he said…

Texas official will remove nativity scene ‘when hell freezes over’

Henderson County Commissioner Joe Hall has vowed to protect a nativity scene on the lawn of the courthouse in downtown Athens, Texas. “I’m an old country boy, you come to my house looking for a fight, you’re going to get one,” he told WFAA. “That’s from the bottom of my…

Perry gets asked to stop ‘liberal, socialist, Marxist’ education system

Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was asked how to stop leftist universities from corrupting students at the Republican Jewish Coalition Forum on Wednesday. “I invite you to talk about our universities,” a woman said. “It seems like we’re paying for our own defamation, though student loans paid…

Texas drought leaves heartbreaking toll of abandoned horses

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The yearlong Texas drought is taking a heartbreaking toll on horses and donkeys, thousands of which have been abandoned by owners who can no longer afford the skyrocketing price of the hay needed to feed them. “We get 20 to 40 calls a week that horses…

Wild boars from Texas invading Mexican farmland

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials have unveiled plans to slaughter some 50,000 wild boars that have crossed the border from the United States and now threaten agriculture in Mexico. The Ministry of Environment in Chihauha state said some 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres) of farmland in the border town of Ojinaga…

Yep, that’s Houston, Texas, y’all

Annise Parker won the Houston mayoral run-off yesterday, which means that Houston is now the biggest city in U.S. history to have an openly gay mayor. This will almost certainly cause a lot of people to say, “Holy fuck no way, is this the same Texas that we hear so…

Let’s not be Polllyannaish about this

Now, I’ve written my share of posts defending Texas from overeager Yankee liberals who want to write the state off completely. I have my reasons: Texas has a progressive history, Texas has some of the more interesting cities in the country, and Texas is one of the most racially diverse…

Bang Bang Boogie

Some college professors in Texas want to allow concealed carry on campuses, except in dorms, because that would just be silly. Keep in mind that during the Virginia Tech shootings, the first shootings happened in a dorm. The shooter then went to an academic building, chained the exits, and proceeded…

Who Will Teach Our Young People The True Import Of The Banana?

Texas will not certify a Creationist master’s program. I’m not really sure where you go with a degree in making shitty YouTube videos and building fake, reactionary museums. It seems as if creationism is fairly well-stocked with dedicated generals without needing a program providing the actual credentials of idiocy. Of…

Screw this, I love Texas

Okay, so 18% of our citizens are stupid enough to want to secede from the rest of the U.S. This isn’t necessarily surprising—we’ve often joked at this blog about the “25%-ers”, the steady quarter of the population of Americans that would love it if we moved to a fascist government.…

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