I intended to upload this during the weekend, but other commitments got in the way.

So Rick "Oops" Perry, like most in the Republican party in America, believes in small government and preach it daily, except when it comes to what you do in the privacy of your own beds. Am I surprised he would resort to signing this bill that puts extremely strict restrictions on abortion rights? Not after he said that he wanted to get rid of ALL abortion and make it a thing of the past. Whether or not you are pro-choice is irrelevant; what matters is, according to what we know in modern science, when it comes to late term abortions, it may be ugly for some, but it is necessarily for the health of women, as well as other medical services that they need.

Comment by Strega on July 23, 2013 at 11:14pm

Hey, EducationisCool, did you see the clip from the Daily Show featuring Lewis Black, on the subject of "New York versus Texas"?

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 24, 2013 at 12:38am

Texas hates everything that isn't White, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant Fundamentalist.

Translation: "small government" = big business is free to do what it likes, because they contribute the most to political campaigns.

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 24, 2013 at 12:53am

Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis' heroic filibuster that defeated the abortion bill the first time it was presented, may well propel her into the Governor's Mansion next election.

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 24, 2013 at 12:52pm

RE: "I deal with Texans on a regular basis and they look at you like a freak if you string together more than five words in a sentence." - That feller must be from New York City --

Comment by Gregg R Thomas on July 24, 2013 at 2:54pm

Texas...where time moves backwards and drags you with it.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on July 25, 2013 at 12:55am

It should always be pronounced, Tex-ASS, imho. I hope Texas flips over to the progressive side and all the good old boys lose their shit because they have to compromise and work together with people they hate.

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 25, 2013 at 1:18am

Possibly you're aware, Kairan, that Texans stole their state from the very Mexicans they are now trying to keep out of the country --

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 25, 2013 at 9:41am

That whole Alamo thing was just Mexico trying to take it's state of Tejas back.

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 25, 2013 at 11:17am

I'm currently watching a YouTube upload of a 10.5 hour BBC series, "ROME: Rise and Fall of an Empire," in which one of the historians remarks, "Rome became strong in the beginning because it took in outsiders, it encouraged immigration, but in the end, when the Barbarians came and wanted to be part of the Roman Empire, the Romans, for complicated reasons, were unable to take them in the way they had done before. This failure to make immigration a positive source of strength, really was one of the principle reasons for the undoing of the Roman Empire." Hmmm, sounds familiar --

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-- George Santayana --

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on July 25, 2013 at 11:50pm

Abortion bans and small government go together as well as flame throwers and icicles. Shut down the abortion clinics, wait about 15-20 years, and then raise taxes. You'll need the money to build more prisons, courthouses, and police stations, and hire more law enforcement, more judges, and more corrections officers.

Why is that? Watch this video.


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