Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Texas
Damage from flooding in Texas

Central Texas Inundated By 10 Inches Of Rain; 1 Dead In Flood

At least 400 homes in San Marcos and Wimberley were destroyed, and many more are damaged, officials said as rooftop rescues continued into the late morning.

May 25, 2015
Biker, Gang, Bandidos, Cossacks, Drugs, Shooting, Waco, Texas, National News,

Legal System Overwhelmed After Waco Biker Brawl

The jail and courts already appeared overwhelmed and that the situation would only grow more complicated as more of those jailed are released and begin challenging their arrests.

May 21, 2015
Waco

Who Are These Outlaw Bikers?

Most came out of the military with skills of war and low tolerance for ordinary civilian life. They borrow their imagery from the old Western outlaws, having traded horses for motorcycles. They engage in drug trafficking, prostitution, extortion and the like. Who are they?

May 21, 2015
Biker, Gang, Bandidos, Cossacks, Drugs, Shooting, Waco, Texas, National News,

Waco Shopping Center Reopens While Legal System Copes With 170 Biker Arrests

Court hearings, autopsies, and a shot at normalcy awaits the city of Waco after the deadly biker brawl.

May 20, 2015
Waco

9 Killed As Biker Gangs Shoot It Out In Texas

“We knew that there was trouble brewing between the Bandidos and the Cossacks, but we didn’t know it would be a shootout.”

May 18, 2015
Dont tread of me

Anti-Government Resistance Now The Beating Heart Of GOP

Insane, paranoiac, anti-government prattle flows like sewage from the political right. Duly elected leaders, putatively responsible people, give credence to the crazy idea that the federal government is about to attack Texas. Why?

May 11, 2015
Top News, Concealed Weapons, Right to Carry, Knife, Right To Slice, Second Amendment, Texas, Lobbying, Bipartisan, Arizona, NRA, Blades, West Side Story, Freddie Gray

Knives Are The New Guns In Lawmakers’ Second Amendment Expansion

Second Amendment advocates are pushing for a “right to slice” as repeals on knife and blade laws gains an edge across the nation.

May 7, 2015
DissentIsNotAConspiracyTheory

Why Did Texas Politicians Cave In To Delusional Paranoia?

Name-brand Texas politicians such as Gov. Greg Abbot and Sen. Ted Cruz have made fools of themselves by lending plausibility to what is essentially a mass psychiatric delusion.

May 6, 2015
Geert Wilders, Dutch, Religious Freedom, Anti-Muslim, Texas, Shooting, Gunmen, FBI, Jihad, Mohammed, Muslim, National News, Top News, AFP

FBI Probed Texas Gunman ‘Over Jihadist Sympathies’

The gunmen involved in the Garland, Texas, shooting were on the FBI’s radar for ‘jihadist sympathies’.

May 5, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Obama And Letterman — And Retirement

President Obama sat down with David Letterman last night, with the two discussing their plans for retirement. And it turns out that one of them wants to teach law at Columbia.

May 5, 2015
TexasShooting

Gunman Killed At Muhammad Cartoon Event Was Terrorist ‘Wannabe,’ Source Says

“Allahu Akbar!!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire at the … art exhibition in texas!” a Twiter account posted. “Kill Those That Insult The Prophet.”

May 4, 2015
https://www.flickr.com/photos/athomson/527364501/

This Week In Crazy: Texas Is Nuttier Than We Thought

With the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a landmark gay rights case, this was a big week for anti-gay nuts. Not to mention the paranoid Texans who defended their state from a federal invasion, or the preacher who took to Facebook to wage holy war against a comic book character. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,”

May 1, 2015
Detention Center, Migrants, Immigration, Mothers, Children, Latin America, Texas, World News, Political, Court Opinion

Why Only One Detention Center For Migrant Kids Might Survive Judge’s Opinion

A court opinion may shift how migrant children and their mothers are detained in the U.S.

April 30, 2015
gay marriage protest

Texas Legislative Panel Votes To Restrict Same-Sex Marriage

Just a week before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, Texas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill in committee that would bar state or local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

April 23, 2015
Wal-Mart

Scurrilous Corporate Thieves Are Stealing Workers’ Comp

A cabal of about two-dozen corporate chieftains pushing a vicious new campaign against workers. Their goal is to gut our nation’s workers comp program

April 15, 2015
Ted Cruz, Latino, Texas, Cuba, Mexico, Conservative, Tea Party, Voting

Ted Cruz’s Latino Heritage Not Seen As Part Of His ‘Political Persona’

Ted Cruz has waning Latino support, as he’s focused much of his political energy at courting conservatives and tea-partiers.

April 13, 2015
Confederate John Deere

This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015
Governor Greg Abbott, Graduation, Texas, Petition, University of Northern Texas, Education, Free Speech

North Texas Students Petition For A Speaker Other Than Texas Governor Abbott

University of North Texas students petition against Governor Greg Abbott giving this year’s commencement address.

April 8, 2015
Jason Chaffetz, Wire Act, Sports, Texas, Poker, Gambling, Internet, Politics, Joe Barton, Bill

Texas Representative Hoping To Legalize Online Poker With Bill

Though Texas hold’em poker is illegal to play online for profit in the Lone Star State, on the other hand, state representative Joe Barton bets his bill will change that.

April 2, 2015
Phil Collins, History, Alamo, Texas, Monument, Restoration, History, Decay, Red McCombs, Daughters of The Republic

Crumbling Alamo Spurs Texans To Revive Monument Faded By Neglect

Texans forgot the Alamo. Years of neglect leave the monument in a state of decay.

March 19, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: Ted Cruz, Small Children, And Metaphors

It turns out that small children aren’t very good with metaphors — and neither is Senator Ted Cruz.

March 17, 2015
Greg Abbott

Politicians For Local Control, Except When They’re Not

Conservatives love local government — until the locals embrace progressive policies.

February 26, 2015
Texas flag

One Gay Marriage Rattles Texas

An unusual case has turned the marriage equality debate in Texas upside down.

February 20, 2015
Texas flag

Texas Judge Rules Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Another judge has ruled in favor of marriage equality.

February 17, 2015
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