Archive for April, 2015

Annie Get Your Gun! And Cletus, too.

April 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Republicans in the Texas Senate just okayed a tax-free weekend on guns.

Yeah, guns.  Just what Texas needs – more guns.  We need gun to fend off the US Army, y’all.

Guns:Penis_1We have tax-free weekends for school clothes and school supplies to help working families.  Now we have tax free gun weekends for … freedom.

The proposed tax break — which Creighton calls a Second Amendment tax holiday weekend — would come one week ahead of hunting season and one week before a similar weekend in Louisiana. Texas would lose $3.6 million per year in tax revenue under the proposed legislation, according to an estimate from the Legislative Budget Board.

Yes, $3.6 million.  We are second to last in education.  Our health care and treatment for mental illness is lower than dirt.  But we have $3.6 million to subsidize hunters.  And criminals.

Next will be a tax free weekend on yachts and golf clubs.

Thanks to Sam for the heads up.

Y’all, It’s Officially a Thing

April 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Y’all, this thing that the military calls “training exercises” named Jade Helm and has turned out to be a thinly veiled attempt by Barack Obama to gather intelligence on US citizens and haul us all away for indoctrination at abandoned WalMarts with tunnels underground going from one to another and they will then take away our guns and probably make us all black, gay, and Muslim is a real thing in Texas.

First we have the Governor having the Texas Guard oversee all this because the Governor says respects the military, and, yeah, it shows.

It’s even on the front page above the fold of the Houston Chronicle.


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And now – ta da!- it’s a real thing.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in a recent interview that he’d “look at” a planned U.S. military training exercise that conspiracy theorists believe may be a cover for the implementation of martial law.

Oh well, if we have Greg Abbott and Rand Paul looking into this, it’s a damn thing.

Thanks to Kyle for the heads up.

Here’s the Deal

April 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

A Texas State Trooper is in big trouble for posing with Snoop Dogg at South by Southwest.  He will get a reprimand and Lord only knows what else because Snoop Dogg has drug convictions.



And here’s our Governor posing with this nice Christian fella.




Now that is white privilege.

Thanks to Brian C for the heads up.

Reason #692 Why Antonin Scalia Makes Dick Cheney Look Cuddly

April 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

We know that a battle was won yesterday in the Supreme Court when at least the justices opposing marriage equality were forced to use language that wasn’t demeaning to gay people.

Well, except for Antonin Scalia.

All the talk acknowledging that gay people are … you know, people, was too much for a couple of crazy folks.  Scalia was one of them.

Jeffrey Toobin explains.

There was a shocking, ugly moment during the argument of Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case, in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Right after Mary Bonauto, the lawyer challenging marriage bans in several states, completed her argument, a spectator rose from a back row and started screaming, “If you support gay marriage, you will burn in Hell!” As the man yelled, “It’s an abomination!,” guards carried him from the courtroom.

That wasn’t the ugly part, though. In the quiet moment after the man was removed, as his shouts vanished into the hallway, Justice Antonin Scalia filled the silence with a quip. “It was rather refreshing, actually,” he said.

He meant it.

Ronald Reagan did many awful and shameful things to this country, but Scalia remains his living legacy of slime.



Thanks to Craig for the heads up.


Fun With Guns: Chick Edition

April 29, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

If there is anywhere you need a gun, it at an Ohio Chick-fil-A.

An Ohio man accidentally shot himself in a Chick-fil-A while pulling up his pants in the bathroom Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The 45-year-old man was licensed to carry the concealed Glock pistol that fired one shot, grazing his leg, but the weapon did not have a safety, the Journal-News reported.

I can only hope he had his pants down for regular bathrooming purposes, but he left the place without telling anyone he was shot so I have my suspicion.  I’ve always figured that the bathrooms at Chick-fil-A were dens of iniquity.

Phew! I’m Free! I’m Free!

April 29, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh Dear, another Republican put the cherry on top of the Hypocrisy Sundae.

042815.N.FF_.BOEHNINGNorth Dakota Republican State Representative Randy Boehning voted against a bill granting equal rights to gay people in the state.

Come to find out, Randy Boehning goes by the name “TopMan!” on Grindr, a popular hook-up app for gay men.  He had be sending raunchy texts and even winkie photos to a 21 year old man.

He got outed.

Boehning’s response?

Boehning, who thankfully is not married, claims he’s relieved to finally be out of the closet. “The 1,000-pound gorilla has been lifted,” he told reporters. “I have to confront it at some point.” But he told the reporters he suspects he got outed in retaliation for voting against the bill.

I suspect it was mighty quiet in the GOP caucus that afternoon.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.