Crap! Crap! Crap!

October 31, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Remember the Republicans hollering about “activist” judges?

Well, you can bet there’s a new tune on that tomorrow …

A federal appeals court Thursday granted Attorney General Greg Abbott’s request for an emergency stay on a lower court decision that blocked a key provision of Texas’ new abortion law from going into effect earlier this week.


The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 20-page opinion, said the state’s provision requiring abortion doctors to gain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals does not “impose a substantial obstacle to abortions.”

So they lift the stay and screwed Texas women.


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26 Comments to “Crap! Crap! Crap!”

  1. Marge Wood says:

    Well, this IS Texas, you know. What do you expect?

  2. Ralph Wiggam says:

    They sure know how to get out the vote–for us!!

  3. Ralph Wiggam says:

    If that is not a substantial obstacle, we should put similar limits on purchasing a gun. Fair is fair.

  4. Texas, where the mens are mens and the womens are the womens, and better know their place.

  5. Austinhatlady says:

    Ralph, what a brilliant idea!

  6. Unbelievable, extreme judicial activism by 5th Circuit.

  7. RepubAnon says:

    In the Republican dictionary, “judicial activism” means that they disagreed with the ruling. If they agree with the ruling, it’s called following the wisdom of the founding fathers in Republicanspeak…

  8. Those bass terds!

  9. Dianne in PA says:

    This is the result of Court packing by Rs, pure and simple. As Juanita Jean reported in the prior story, the Rs in the Senate block the highly qualified candidates Barack appoints, but any of their bums will do [hello, Clarence Thomas, I’m talking about you]. This has long been their game, along with gerrymandering, to keep riff raff like the Customers from having any power.
    Please, please turn Texas blue! If you had both those Senate seats, this would be different.

  10. Marge Wood says:

    I was just reminded of something. For fun, I looked up one of my favorite cousins who lives in Utah. When she likes something, she tells the world. She does it quite often. I’m going to try to hold onto that. She writes regularly to newspapers and magazines about stuff she likes. Now, this situation here, there must be SOMETHING good in it. Hmmmm. Well, I’ll keep looking.

  11. Oh, Ralph, if only the Deaf-Con Zeroes could hear what you suggest….

  12. e platypus onion says:

    None of these A.L.E.C .model abortion legislation attacks on women’s rights cause “incidental” hardships to obtaining abortions. They are a conspiritorial,collaborative effort by rwnj to control women. Safety of women is not the objective-outlawing abortion is. Voting integrity is not the issue-preventing qualified Democratic voters from voting is. A.L.E.C.=Koch Bros =model legislation.

  13. Three judges made this ruling. Which three … you reckon?

    74 Edith Brown Clement New Orleans, LA 1948 2001 —— G.W. Bush
    75 Edward C. Prado San Antonio, TX 1947 2003 —— G.W. Bush
    77 Priscilla Owen Austin, TX 1954 2005 —— G.W. Bush
    78 Jennifer Walker Elrod Houston, TX 1966 2007 —— G.W. Bush
    79 Leslie H. Southwick Jackson, MS 1950 2007 —— G.W. Bush
    80 Catharina Haynes Dallas, TX 1963 2008 —— G.W. Bush

    Bush appointees.

  14. Edith Jones is still I’m this court.

    Does anyone have a link to the opinion?

  15. e platypus onion says:

    The three judges are Owens,Walker Elrod and Haynes. Can’t find decision yet. Daily Kos says they have it. Must be the only three rwnj women that support the war on women.

  16. Angelo_Frank says:

    The forced birth contingency will never be satisfied until all means of terminating, or preventing, a pregnancy are in place.

  17. Angelo_Frank says:

    Correction to my post of November 1, 2013 at 8:16 am:

    It should read…
    “The forced birth contingency will never be satisfied until all means of terminating, or preventing, a pregnancy are ERADICATED.”

    Too much coffee this morning.

  18. This is definitely going all the way to the Supremes.

  19. e platypus onion: There are entirely too many Republican women willing to make war on other women they consider beneath them. They’ll point fingers at poor women for getting pregnant, or not taking perfect care of their kids after they give birth, but give them a choice on whether or not to stay pregnant? Never. It might cost them the chance to point fingers the rest of the time.

  20. maggie says:

    “This is definitely going all the way to the Supremes.” and I say it doesn’t matter. First, the clinics get closed and can’t afford to reopen by the time it might get heard, and secondly, my guess is that the Supremes will refuse to hear, thereby allowing their Pubs the chance to weaken Roe vs. Wade without having to actually overturn Roe vs. Wade. Sorry to say it, but this one is BAD.

  21. e platypus onion says:

    Roe set the fetus viability limit at 24 weeks. Every one of the new abortion restricting laws uses 20 weeks as the limit-they claim that a fetus feels pain at 20 weeks. This is a violation of Roe and since these bills are A.L.E.C. model legislation they are essentially identical. PP didn’t challenge the 20 week limit,yet,since it wouldn’t take effect for a year. Why would I,as a guy long past breeding age care? Because these SOBS will take a mile if you give them an inch. They want a theocracy based on their interpretation of christianity and I would prefer to see them cavorting with the Devil!

  22. Owens was allowed to go on the 5th Cir. back when the GOP was making noise about using the Nuclear Option during the Bush years. Owens is from Baylor and is a real right wing nutjob

  23. There are a lotta, lotta, lotta Pub women out there who are more concerned with making sure all the “bay bees” get born than whether their prospective moms can take care of them or even bring them to term safely. Something about how the ( R ) overrides the XX. Sounds about right that there are some on that court.

  24. e platypus onion says:

    Here’s the 5th Circuit decision. The rwnj judges could have saved all this verbiage if they admitted upfront that due to the overwhelming abundance of rwnj legislators in Texas gov’t,the state would succeed in forcing its religious doctrine down everyone’s throats. Somewhere along the line admitting privileges morphed into surgical privileges.

  25. e platypus onion says:

    Kyle-I saw a report about the judiciary that stated Obama is trying to seat moderate judges while dumbass dubya went after rw ideologues for the courts. Courts are about evenly divided between party choices today,Obama can tilt them left and if a Dem wins the Potus in 2016,the courts will tilt heavily in favor of sanity.

  26. e platypus onion says:

    Here is an editorial from the NYT that sums up why the th Circuit got it wrong. Can someone give me a logical definition of undue burden that applies to everyone?