Archive for February, 2014

Wasn’t There a War Over This?

February 27, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Today’s front page of the Austin American Statesman included this little quip over the courts overturning our little Gays Just Ain’t Right laws.

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Read Rick Perry’s out loud.  Then bang your head against your desk.

The thing about Rick Perry is that you can pull a slow one on him.   You do not have the waste the energy to pull a fast one.

Errrr, Rick?  Didn’t we fight a war over this?  Didn’t your side lose?

Errrr, Rick?  Polls show that 61% of Americans and 52% of Texans support civil unions or marriage for same gendered couples.  There’s a real big difference between your will and the will of “our citizens.”

Do you wanna know the smartest thing I ever did?  I seconded the nomination of Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa to be Democratic Party Chairman.  He is not a namby-pamby Democrat.  You can email him right here to let him know how grateful you are to have a Democratic Party Chairman in Texas who loves being a Democrat.

You can email Rick Perry at


February 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

When Republican Lt. Governor Wannabe Dan Patrick has a Freudian slip, he falls all the way down the stairs.

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This sort of makes typos an Olympic event.

Thanks to TexasTrailerParkTrash for the heads up.

Get Your Damn Bicycles Off My Lawn!

February 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Matthew Cutrone, a 17 year old high school senior, had a government class assignment:  he was supposed to write to a legislator about an issue he cared about.

Matthew’s mother had be hit by a car while out riding her bike in Suffolk County.   Matthew wrote to a local Republican legislator asking about having bicycle lanes to make it safer for people like his mother.

The Republican, Thomas Barraga, has a much better solution.  Get the Hell Off My Lawn!

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Thomas Barraga

“I have lived in West Islip most of my life and my personal feeling is that no one who lives in our hamlet or for that matter in Suffolk County should ever ride a bicycle or motorcycle,” Barraga wrote. “I cannot tell you how many constituents over the year have told me that they are taking up bicycling for pleasure and exercise. I have told them not to do so but they usually do not listen – 90 percent of those people eventually were hit by an automobile, many like your mother with serious physical injuries.”

Barraga called Suffolk County “a suburban automobile community” and wrote that drivers expect to see other cars, but not bicyclists.

“Reality at time can be difficult for some to come to grips with but giving false hope would be inappropriate,” he wrote.

How ’bout this, Barraga, there are lots of car wrecks.  Let’s get rid of cars.  There are lots of old white men making America suck.  Let’s get rid of …. yeah, Tommy B., I’m talking to you.

Both Matthew and his mother are a fiesta of incredibility over this.  They like bicycles.  They did not expect this response.  Plus, Matthew’s mother wonders where Barrage got the 90% number.  Well, Honey, it obviously wasn’t off the top of his head and I can’t get any volunteers to check his butt.

Thanks to Iron Celt for the heads up.

Good News and Bad News

February 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

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The good news:

 United States District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio has granted a motion for preliminary injunction preventing the State of Texas from further enforcement of restrictions in the Texas Family Code and the Texas Constitution that have prevented same-sex couples from marrying in Texas. Judge Garcia ruled that the state’s current restrictions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution and are therefore unenforceable.

The bad news:

Judge Garcia issued an immediate stay of his own order, meaning that same-sex couples will not be able to marry in Texas while this case is appealed.

Rats!  I was expecting a slew of very cool wedding invitations.

Because Sweet Jesus Says It’s Okay to Shun Some People

February 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Like a beach ball, the gays are being bounced from state to state.

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Brian Kelsey

They say that Jan Brewer will veto it, but whack-a-mole!, here it is in Tennessee.  The “Turn the Gays Away” bill lost one sponsor but within hours, found another.  And the original sponsor, Tennessee State Sen. Brian Kelsey, says he’ll still support it.

The bill notes that businesses can refuse services and goods only if it furthers a civil union, domestic partnership, or same-sex marriage. The person or business would just have to say it was against their religion. For example, if a same-sex couple wanted a cake for their wedding reception, a bakery could refuse to cater to them.

Well, crap, you can’t get married without a homophobic cake.  How are gays supposed to get married if a bakery owned by a homophobe won’t bake them a cake?  And what if they can’t find a straight singer?  You can’t have a gay singer at a gay wedding.  And the flowers!  Oh Lord, the flowers.  There are absolutely no gay flower arrangers.

And, hey, I dunno if this has anything to do with anything, but it appears that Mr. Kelsey is not married.

At the very least, it means that gays should refuse to bake his cake.

Thanks to Steve for the heads up.

Fun With Guns: WalMart Shooter Edition

February 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So, here we go at WalMart in California.

A 27 year old dude is standing in front of WalMart, minding his own business when he gets shot in the leg.  I imagine he was plenty rite because he said “he had no idea who shot him.”

There’s laws about using WalMart customers for target practice, even if it is an attempt to clean to gene pool.  Besides, WalMart customer season doesn’t open until June in California.

Of course, there’s a hitch to the story.

The man was treated at an area hospital and he was later released. Investigators found that evidence at the scene did not support the victim’s statement to officers, Fuhrmann said; he did not elaborate.

In a follow-up interview, the man revealed he had a gun when it accidentally went off and he shot himself in the leg.

I do not know if charges will be filed against the gun.

Thanks to Sarah for the heads up.