Those actually aren’t what I was searching for but I guess they will have to do.
I’m so done
Harold Cook just killed it.
They really… this really happened today, guys. Texas took preemptive action against weapons of mass menstruation. Oh, but if you had a gun and a permit, you were allowed to bring it in. Let that sink in: You could not bring pads or tampons into the state legislature, because pro-lifers said you might throw them. But you could bring a gun, because pro-life theory doesn’t extend as far as the barrel of a .44.
It’s almost like they were looking for a way to harass and embarrass only the women in the line, turn away anyone who actually needed those items and didn’t want to give then up, and call attention to the implication that any upset women in the room were just blah blah whatever that time of the month.
But that would be the cynical interpretation.
A definite must watch School House Rock parody of what’s going Texas’ war on women.
This is a fantastic. Too bad it it so damn true.
This is some amazing work with the lyrics right here.
If only the leaders of the ‘party of personal responsibility’ were capable of feeling shame. They appear to be immune.
I made a thing.
For: 3,641 26.36%
Against: 10,172 73.64%
Coryell Co = Gatesville, Copperas Cove (nowhere near the coast or any body of water, don’t ask), most of Ft Hood, and the aforementioned livestock. Mostly goat country.
I left several acres of wildflowers standing for the butterflies to enjoy and for the cottontails and snakes to hide in. Most are prairie coneflower (Mexican hat) now, with a scattering of firewheel (Indian blanket), horsemint, purple thistles, and others.
Happy Juneteenth! - June 19, 1865
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas on June 19, 1865.
Though the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, it had minimal immediate effect on most slaves’ day-to-day lives, particularly in Texas, which was almost entirely under Confederate control. Texas was the most resistant state to the Emancipation Proclamation, as the entire state was heavily poor and reliant on slave labor.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves. Legend has it while standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read the contents of “General Order No. 3”:
The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.
That day has since become known as Juneteenth, a name derived from a portmanteau of the words June and nineteenth.
Former slaves in Galveston rejoiced in the streets with jubilant celebrations.
Juneteenth celebrations began in Texas the following year.Across many parts of Texas, freed people pooled their funds to purchase land specifically for their communities’ increasingly large Juneteenth gatherings — including Houston’s Emancipation Park, Mexia’s Booker T. Washington Park, and Emancipation Park in Austin.
Juneteenth celebrations include a wide range of festivities, such as parades, street fairs, cookouts, or park parties and include such things as music and dancing or even contests of physical strength and intellect.
“I fell in to a burnin’ ring of fire, I went down down down… and the flames went higher.”
A shot of the eclipse in West Texas.
Several burros accompanied protestors to the capitol in Austin last week to deliver a petition to end TP&W’s killing of wild burros in Big Bend Ranch State Park.