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Mob has Dewhurst at a disadvantage

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has reason to worry about mobs. They’re coming at him from all sides, and some of them are unruly.

-snip-

And there’s a line of other politicians, fellow Republicans especially, who want to send Dewhurst away come next year’s party primary. For sheer brutality, mobs have nothing on Texas political parties when primary elections are in the offing.

Like an old-time movie mob marching with torches and pitchforks to confront the evil monster and growing in numbers along the way, this one added another big-name Republican on Thursday, Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. Patrick and Dewhurst have a history of conflict and reconciliation that’s clearly back to open conflict.

Already in the get-Dewhurst GOP mob headed for the primary are Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. They, and now Patrick, brand Dewhurst as an ineffective leader.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/06/27/4969159/mob-has-dewhurst-at-a-disadvantage.html#storylink=cpy

Texas A&M System leading joint initiative on genomic research

Texas A&M University on Wednesday announced a research initiative aimed at genomic science.

The Whole Systems Genomics Initiative, or WSGI, will bring together 184 faculty members in 39 departments and units across nine colleges, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and other A&M System agencies with the goal of research into the genetics of organisms and their DNA sequences.

David Threadgill, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an industry leader in genomics, was hired from North Carolina State University to be the director of the WSGI.

Threadgill, an Aggie alumnus, said he will start on July 15.

More at http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/article_86766271-8f66-5fee-b700-4cfd021e46f5.html .

[font color=green]Did somebody say joint?[/font]

Rick Perry delays announcement on running again

AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry says he is delaying an announcement on whether he will run for re-election until after the new special session ends.

He had said an announcement would come before July 1, but that was before he called a second special session to begin that day.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday following a speech to an anti-abortion convention in Dallas, he said any announcement will have to wait until the Legislature finishes its work.

Perry called the special session to pass new restriction on where, when and how women may obtain abortions. Lawmakers will also consider new funding for transportation projects and a new sentencing rule for 17-year-olds who commit capital murder.

More at http://www.caller.com/news/2013/jun/27/rick-perry-delays-announcement-running-again-poll/ .

Former Kaufman JP Eric Williams, his wife indicted for capital murder

Update at 3:51 p.m.: Kim Williams filed for divorce from her husband today.

Update at 12:50 p.m.: Kim and Eric Williams were each indicted on three counts of capital murder. Eric Williams was also indicted on a charge of felony terroristic threat.

-snip-

Update at 10:30 a.m.: A Kaufman County grand jury has indicted Kim and Eric Williams on capital murder charges in the deaths of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.

Original item posted at 8:47 a.m.: A grand jury in Kaufman County is expected to consider capital murder indictments this morning against former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams and his wife in the revenge killings of the county’s district attorney, his wife and a top assistant.

More at http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/grand-jury-to-take-up-capital-murder-indictments-against-former-jp-wife-jailed-in-revenge-killings-of-kaufman-da-his-wife-assistant.html/ .

[font color=green]Filing for a divorce may be a move that will backfire since they could be compelled to testify against each other if the divorce occurs before the trials.[/font]

Immigration rights activists blocking traffic at 6th Street and Colorado in Austin

Sixth Street is at a standstill near Colorado Street as protesters block traffic, according to a police official.

A press release issued Thursday by the Texas Civic Engagement Table said that immigration rights activists would be meeting for “a highly visual civil disobedience action” starting at 3:15 p.m.

The protest is aimed in part at denouncing Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz “for their anti-immigrant and anti-Latino stance on immigration reform,” according to the press release.

Source: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/protesters-blocking-traffic-at-sixth-and-colorado/nYXy4/

Target cuts ties with Deen; drugmaker distances

Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen’s merchandise and media empire is fast unraveling.

Retailers Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. and diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk became the latest companies to sever ties or distance themselves from celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.

Target, based in Minneapolis, said Thursday that it will phase out its Paula Deen-branded cookware and other items, which were sold on its website and in its stores.

“Once the merchandise is sold out, we will not be replenishing inventory,” said Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman.

Read more: http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2013-06-27/target-cuts-ties-deen-drugmaker-distances

Rick Perry Jabs Wendy Davis For Being A Teen Mom: Too Bad 'She Hasn't Learned From Her Own Example'

Source: Huffington Post

While many have called Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) a hero for standing on her feet for 11 hours to filibuster an anti-abortion bill, Gov. Rick Perry (R) couldn't resist taking a jab at her for having been a teenage mother.

"Even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate," Perry said Thursday in a speech to the National Right to Life Convention. "It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."

Davis was raised by a single mother, and she became a single mother herself at 19. She went on to graduate from Harvard Law School and was elected to the Texas state Senate in 2008.

On Tuesday, Davis captured the attention of the world when she stood on her feet for 11 hours without a bathroom break and filibustered S.B. 5, a bill that opponents say would dramatically reduce access to abortion in the state. Republicans shut down Davis' filibuster about an hour and half before the midnight end to the legislature's special session on Tuesday, alleging that she broke the rules by speaking off-topic about a mandatory ultrasound bill. But Democrats were able to stall the vote by quabbling with Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R) about procedural issues, and the crowd of protesters in the state capitol drowned out the final vote by shouting at the top of their lungs.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/rick-perry-wendy-davis_n_3510844.html



Will Governor Perry Stand Up for the Men of Texas?

By Dr. Brian Carr
President, Behavioral Health Associates, Lubbock, Texas, 1991-Present
Chairman, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2013
Submitted on June 26, 2013 - 6:57pm


With the announcement from Governor Perry’s office that a second special session will be scheduled for July it is a shame that he has so obviously overlooked the need to help the men of Texas. While new areas of law-making are limited to topics previously submitted in the regular legislative session it would be nice if he would announce support for the following men’s health issues that might be dealt with in Perry’s fourth, fifth, twelve or even twenty-second term as governor.

One of the greatest dangers facing Texas men involves the perils of erectile disorder (ED). Perhaps the governor has this problem well in hand but the rest of us need support. Perhaps the female state leadership might display benevolence in helping men to step aside and not let us be troubled with pesky decisions. We are only asking for some firm assistance and understand that men are too simple to make good decisions. Laws could be proposed and passed such as:

1. If a man should ask his physician for a prescription of E.D. medication he clearly must be delayed in gaining access so that he can consider if this is the best choice. If there is a request to speed up the process then he could ask that his mother or sister be present during the visit and certify that he is of sound-mind. A note from his ex-wife or prior girlfriends could be substituted.

2. To ensure his safety a thorough physical examination must be completed and report submitted on a triple carbon-copy form that has Governor Perry’s face embossed on the paper. One copy remains with the physician, one copy goes to the National Security Agency (NSA, you don’t have to call them they will know and stop by and pick it up), and one copy to his junior high gym instructor. An eye exam will also be needed.

3. An important component of this physical examination must include deep probing of all bodily openings to ensure that there are no constrictions. Self-report of status will not be allowed as we know that dishonesty might be involved.

4. Any physician’s office that offers E.D. treatment must be certified as an ambulatory surgical center or tier one emergency trauma center with full helicopter flight service in the event of an erection that lasts for more than four hours. Better safe than sorry!

5. Significant volumes of spermatozoa will be needed for analysis as everyone of these little boys and girls are to be counted. Questions concerning any discarding or other “spillage” will be addressed by an on-site minister or priest (or by a nun with a large yardstick).

6. Follow up appointments will be required at weekly intervals to ensure that changes are recorded and that no “funny business” is occurring. Non-Republicans, Non-Christians, Recent Immigrants, and Circus Clowns will be required during the return visits to jump on one leg and spell rhinoceros backwards.

A second health problem that must be pulled out and dealt with for the benefit of Texas men involves the decline in masculine lifestyle. The steady migration of foreign men from outside of our great state has led to a “wussification” of our manly brand. Governor Perry could push through vital laws that might:

1. Require a man in Texas to consume a quart of hydraulic fracturing fluid three times a week. This would reduce the problem of having to inject this recovered water back into the groundwater system.

2. Direct that any man who attends any movie starring Melissa McCarthy follow up with a screening of any movie starting John Wayne.

3. Place a large dome over the entire city of Austin and stave the weirdness out.

4. Reduce the classroom hours required for a concealed handgun permit to zero while adding the directive that only 45 caliber or larger pistols are to be carried with large capacity magazines.

5. Recognize that President Putin of Russia is a shining example of a real man and place a statue of him riding a horse (or large serf) in every city.

6. Abolish all laws regarding health, safety, or regulation of oil and gas in order to dive headlong into prosperity

Finally, the men of Texas need a strong and pulsing desire to maintain ethnic purity. A tall and heavily mined fence needs to be places around the entire state to protect our blood line of patriots and freedom lovers. Close Circuit Television cameras placed at interval along the fence could be turned into a pay-per-view channel, bringing profit from the carnage of fragmented bodies and blood-soaked soil along our borders.

Governor Perry, it is time to get your hands out of your pockets and serve the best health interests of men in our state. For too long we have witnessed your blatant skirt-chasing as you pander to the wishes of women (or at least what you believe women want). Take charge and show us you care.

With help from E.D. medication Texas will rise again!

TAGS:

LubbockOnline Blog
112 is hot
Are you not embarrassed
E.D.
Hello is anybody out there
insane
Lubbock
more of the same crazy
politics
sexual health
Spillage is murder
Texas
Wendy can sure stand
What time does your watch say sir
you are going to go blind


Source: http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/dr-brian-carr/2013-06-26/will-governor-perry-stand-men-texas .



[font color=green]In the comments, Dr. Carr gives permission for this to be shared with all media outlets so I am posting his blog in its entirety.[/font]

Cross-posted in Texas Group and General Discussion.

Will Governor Perry Stand Up for the Men of Texas?

By Dr. Brian Carr
President, Behavioral Health Associates, Lubbock, Texas, 1991-Present
Chairman, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2013
Submitted on June 26, 2013 - 6:57pm


With the announcement from Governor Perry’s office that a second special session will be scheduled for July it is a shame that he has so obviously overlooked the need to help the men of Texas. While new areas of law-making are limited to topics previously submitted in the regular legislative session it would be nice if he would announce support for the following men’s health issues that might be dealt with in Perry’s fourth, fifth, twelve or even twenty-second term as governor.

One of the greatest dangers facing Texas men involves the perils of erectile disorder (ED). Perhaps the governor has this problem well in hand but the rest of us need support. Perhaps the female state leadership might display benevolence in helping men to step aside and not let us be troubled with pesky decisions. We are only asking for some firm assistance and understand that men are too simple to make good decisions. Laws could be proposed and passed such as:

1. If a man should ask his physician for a prescription of E.D. medication he clearly must be delayed in gaining access so that he can consider if this is the best choice. If there is a request to speed up the process then he could ask that his mother or sister be present during the visit and certify that he is of sound-mind. A note from his ex-wife or prior girlfriends could be substituted.

2. To ensure his safety a thorough physical examination must be completed and report submitted on a triple carbon-copy form that has Governor Perry’s face embossed on the paper. One copy remains with the physician, one copy goes to the National Security Agency (NSA, you don’t have to call them they will know and stop by and pick it up), and one copy to his junior high gym instructor. An eye exam will also be needed.

3. An important component of this physical examination must include deep probing of all bodily openings to ensure that there are no constrictions. Self-report of status will not be allowed as we know that dishonesty might be involved.

4. Any physician’s office that offers E.D. treatment must be certified as an ambulatory surgical center or tier one emergency trauma center with full helicopter flight service in the event of an erection that lasts for more than four hours. Better safe than sorry!

5. Significant volumes of spermatozoa will be needed for analysis as everyone of these little boys and girls are to be counted. Questions concerning any discarding or other “spillage” will be addressed by an on-site minister or priest (or by a nun with a large yardstick).

6. Follow up appointments will be required at weekly intervals to ensure that changes are recorded and that no “funny business” is occurring. Non-Republicans, Non-Christians, Recent Immigrants, and Circus Clowns will be required during the return visits to jump on one leg and spell rhinoceros backwards.

A second health problem that must be pulled out and dealt with for the benefit of Texas men involves the decline in masculine lifestyle. The steady migration of foreign men from outside of our great state has led to a “wussification” of our manly brand. Governor Perry could push through vital laws that might:

1. Require a man in Texas to consume a quart of hydraulic fracturing fluid three times a week. This would reduce the problem of having to inject this recovered water back into the groundwater system.

2. Direct that any man who attends any movie starring Melissa McCarthy follow up with a screening of any movie starting John Wayne.

3. Place a large dome over the entire city of Austin and stave the weirdness out.

4. Reduce the classroom hours required for a concealed handgun permit to zero while adding the directive that only 45 caliber or larger pistols are to be carried with large capacity magazines.

5. Recognize that President Putin of Russia is a shining example of a real man and place a statue of him riding a horse (or large serf) in every city.

6. Abolish all laws regarding health, safety, or regulation of oil and gas in order to dive headlong into prosperity

Finally, the men of Texas need a strong and pulsing desire to maintain ethnic purity. A tall and heavily mined fence needs to be places around the entire state to protect our blood line of patriots and freedom lovers. Close Circuit Television cameras placed at interval along the fence could be turned into a pay-per-view channel, bringing profit from the carnage of fragmented bodies and blood-soaked soil along our borders.

Governor Perry, it is time to get your hands out of your pockets and serve the best health interests of men in our state. For too long we have witnessed your blatant skirt-chasing as you pander to the wishes of women (or at least what you believe women want). Take charge and show us you care.

With help from E.D. medication Texas will rise again!

TAGS:

LubbockOnline Blog
112 is hot
Are you not embarrassed
E.D.
Hello is anybody out there
insane
Lubbock
more of the same crazy
politics
sexual health
Spillage is murder
Texas
Wendy can sure stand
What time does your watch say sir
you are going to go blind


Source: http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/dr-brian-carr/2013-06-26/will-governor-perry-stand-men-texas .



[font color=green]In the comments, Dr. Carr gives permission for this to be shared with all media outlets so I am posting his blog in its entirety.[/font]

Cross-posted in Texas Group.

Will Governor Perry Stand Up for the Men of Texas?

By Dr. Brian Carr
President, Behavioral Health Associates, Lubbock, Texas, 1991-Present
Chairman, City of Lubbock Board of Health, 2013
Submitted on June 26, 2013 - 6:57pm


With the announcement from Governor Perry’s office that a second special session will be scheduled for July it is a shame that he has so obviously overlooked the need to help the men of Texas. While new areas of law-making are limited to topics previously submitted in the regular legislative session it would be nice if he would announce support for the following men’s health issues that might be dealt with in Perry’s fourth, fifth, twelve or even twenty-second term as governor.

One of the greatest dangers facing Texas men involves the perils of erectile disorder (ED). Perhaps the governor has this problem well in hand but the rest of us need support. Perhaps the female state leadership might display benevolence in helping men to step aside and not let us be troubled with pesky decisions. We are only asking for some firm assistance and understand that men are too simple to make good decisions. Laws could be proposed and passed such as:

1. If a man should ask his physician for a prescription of E.D. medication he clearly must be delayed in gaining access so that he can consider if this is the best choice. If there is a request to speed up the process then he could ask that his mother or sister be present during the visit and certify that he is of sound-mind. A note from his ex-wife or prior girlfriends could be substituted.

2. To ensure his safety a thorough physical examination must be completed and report submitted on a triple carbon-copy form that has Governor Perry’s face embossed on the paper. One copy remains with the physician, one copy goes to the National Security Agency (NSA, you don’t have to call them they will know and stop by and pick it up), and one copy to his junior high gym instructor. An eye exam will also be needed.

3. An important component of this physical examination must include deep probing of all bodily openings to ensure that there are no constrictions. Self-report of status will not be allowed as we know that dishonesty might be involved.

4. Any physician’s office that offers E.D. treatment must be certified as an ambulatory surgical center or tier one emergency trauma center with full helicopter flight service in the event of an erection that lasts for more than four hours. Better safe than sorry!

5. Significant volumes of spermatozoa will be needed for analysis as everyone of these little boys and girls are to be counted. Questions concerning any discarding or other “spillage” will be addressed by an on-site minister or priest (or by a nun with a large yardstick).

6. Follow up appointments will be required at weekly intervals to ensure that changes are recorded and that no “funny business” is occurring. Non-Republicans, Non-Christians, Recent Immigrants, and Circus Clowns will be required during the return visits to jump on one leg and spell rhinoceros backwards.

A second health problem that must be pulled out and dealt with for the benefit of Texas men involves the decline in masculine lifestyle. The steady migration of foreign men from outside of our great state has led to a “wussification” of our manly brand. Governor Perry could push through vital laws that might:

1. Require a man in Texas to consume a quart of hydraulic fracturing fluid three times a week. This would reduce the problem of having to inject this recovered water back into the groundwater system.

2. Direct that any man who attends any movie starring Melissa McCarthy follow up with a screening of any movie starting John Wayne.

3. Place a large dome over the entire city of Austin and stave the weirdness out.

4. Reduce the classroom hours required for a concealed handgun permit to zero while adding the directive that only 45 caliber or larger pistols are to be carried with large capacity magazines.

5. Recognize that President Putin of Russia is a shining example of a real man and place a statue of him riding a horse (or large serf) in every city.

6. Abolish all laws regarding health, safety, or regulation of oil and gas in order to dive headlong into prosperity

Finally, the men of Texas need a strong and pulsing desire to maintain ethnic purity. A tall and heavily mined fence needs to be places around the entire state to protect our blood line of patriots and freedom lovers. Close Circuit Television cameras placed at interval along the fence could be turned into a pay-per-view channel, bringing profit from the carnage of fragmented bodies and blood-soaked soil along our borders.

Governor Perry, it is time to get your hands out of your pockets and serve the best health interests of men in our state. For too long we have witnessed your blatant skirt-chasing as you pander to the wishes of women (or at least what you believe women want). Take charge and show us you care.

With help from E.D. medication Texas will rise again!

TAGS:

LubbockOnline Blog
112 is hot
Are you not embarrassed
E.D.
Hello is anybody out there
insane
Lubbock
more of the same crazy
politics
sexual health
Spillage is murder
Texas
Wendy can sure stand
What time does your watch say sir
you are going to go blind


Source: http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/dr-brian-carr/2013-06-26/will-governor-perry-stand-men-texas .



[font color=green]In the comments, Dr. Carr gives permission for this to be shared with all media outlets so I am posting his blog in its entirety.[/font]

Cross-posted in General Discussion forum.
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