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deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:03 am
by DCB
I checked into the live stream to catch State Sen. Davis's filibuster. Instead I got some crazy parlimentary shit. It sounded like there was a debate on an appeal to a point of order regarding "germaness".

Somewhere past the 10-hour mark, Sen. Davis, mentioned a previous sonogram bill, which the the anti-choice crowd claimed wasn't 'germane' to the current abortion restiction bill. Which apparently would shut down the filibuster.

Now its just a lot crazy yelling. I don't know what's going on.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:14 am
by FJD
DCB wrote:Now its just a lot crazy yelling. I don't know what's going on.


From what I just read, you seem to have summed up what was going on quite well.

In any case they had till midnight to pass the bill, and between the filibuster, the parlimentary procedure issues, and the crazy yelling, the billed was killed for now. Though Governor Perry's office has indicated they might call another special session to try and push it through again.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:51 am
by Michael Patrick
Francis Di Domizio wrote: Though Governor Perry's office has indicated they might call another special session to try and push it through again.


Oh, so it's a transvaginal ultrasound bill?

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:45 am
by david cohen
What I found fascinating was that the gallery of the Texas Senate was filled with people who were making quite the fuss..as opposed to Madison, where the police intimidation in the gallery prevents that type of stuff.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:21 pm
by DCB
Another difference: the bill failed because BY LAW legislatin' has to end AT MIDNIGHT.
Are you listening, WI Legislature?

The filibuster is a real endurance test: no leaning on the desk! no sipping water! Are you listening, Harry Reid?

Between Gov. Ooops and Sen. "Rape kits=Abortion", some of us are probably inclined to ignore Texas as just a backwater of regressive troglodytes. As a counterpoint, see the above.

See also: Wendy Davis.

Don't write off Texas.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:47 pm
by FJD
DCB wrote:Another difference: the bill failed because BY LAW legislatin' has to end AT MIDNIGHT.


Texas may have a law about a legislative curfew, but the bill died because the special session called by Perry ended at midnight.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:10 pm
by snoqueen
Wendy Davis and her allies made great use of social media:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the ... /?hpid=z10

The whole thing would have been ignored if not for Twitter.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:47 pm
by david cohen
The best part was the Texas GOP putting fake time stamps on the proceedings. What tools- they got busted on that quickly! I guess they don't know about the internet;)

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:18 pm
by Donald
I think the great thing about this is that many young women around the country were glued to the live feed, and very emotionally involved. It was an educational experience for them, maybe a radicalizing one. When the Republicans put on their daddy act, they drive young women under 30 right into the Democratic Party. It's really stupid politics on the part of the GOP. Most young women I know abhor abortion for themselves, but completely resent these pompous old men and grandstanding church ladies disrespecting their right to make decisions for themselves.

It appears Gov. Oops and his clown posse is going to put on another anti-women show. It's clear we are witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:24 pm
by fennel
Donald wrote:It appears Gov. Oops and his clown posse is going to put on another anti-women show. It's clear we are witnessing the death throes of the Republican Party.
Could we possibly extend a peace offering to the Russian government if they allowed Pussy Riot to perform in the Texas Capitol building during the session?

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 pm
by green union terrace chair
DCB wrote:"gernaness"

Germaneness.

gerĀ·mane [jer-meyn]
adjective
1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Germane

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:44 pm
by DCB
green union terrace chair wrote:
DCB wrote:"gernaness"

Germaneness.

yeah, yeah, I hate typos too. It was late.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:00 pm
by green union terrace chair
DCB wrote:
green union terrace chair wrote:
DCB wrote:"gernaness"

Germaneness.

yeah, yeah, I hate typos too. It was late.

You said it more than once so I wondered if perhaps the speaker was saying it wrong or something. Or you couldn't understand his outrageous french accent.

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:40 pm
by Igor
Donald wrote: Most young women I know abhor abortion for themselves


Why? I don't get this narrative. If it is just an outpatient birth control procedure, then why abhor it?

Re: deep in the heart of texas

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 am
by rabble
Igor wrote:
Donald wrote: Most young women I know abhor abortion for themselves


Why? I don't get this narrative. If it is just an outpatient birth control procedure, then why abhor it?

I don't think it's the mechanics of the procedure they're abhorring. You have to sit there and think about it as a potential parent to be in the right frame of mind.