Originally Published May 17, 2017; Last Updated October 15, 2021; Last Republished October 15, 2021:
Wacky Sh*t Out of Texas Updates:
UPDATED 10/15/2021 AP, DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law (hopefully the SC won't write wacky shit for a second time) and DOJ, Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Regarding Texas SB8 and AP, Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions and Pitman Order on Document Cloud (link also in AP article) and
...kudos to President Biden..no need to wait for hedge-funds to start investing in syndicates before deterring wacky policy for upending women's choices about childbirth...
UPDATED 09/02/2021 UPI, New Texas abortion law spurs churches to espouse 'reproductive freedom' and DocumentCloud, WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH ET AL. v. AUSTIN REEVE JACKSON, JUDGE, ET AL. ON APPLICATION FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, and Texas law banning abortion as early as six weeks goes into effect as the U.S. Supreme Court takes no action
...the Supreme Court's zealots (aka "conservatives") appear to be pursuing a path of irrelevancy or martyrdom and oblivion depending one's perspective...
UPDATED 08/06/2019 WP, Officers on Horseback Led A lack Suspect Through the Streets by Rope. The Chief Apologizedm
...WTF, a slang abbreviation that our citizenry are asking a lot during white nationalist governance of the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. and GOP-RNC cum RAG (Ruse, Artifice, Gimmick) Party Senate...
UPDATED 03/29/2019 NYT, Demands for Adam Schiff’s Head Highlight Chasm That Only Widened With Mueller’s Conclusion
UPDATED 03/26/2019 WP, Trump administration Asks Court to Completely Invalidate Obama’s Affordable Care Act [Pelosi Statement on House Filing Opening Brief in Health Care Lawsuit, While Trump Administration Argues to Destroy Entire Law and Pelosi Statement on 9th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and CMS, Health Insurance Exchanges 2019 Open Enrollment]
...kudos to the House of Representatives for intervening in Texas v USA and introducing legislation to ensure Americans have affordable comprehensive healthcare coverage℞...billionaires' budget burdens and religious zealots' myths about female reproduction are of quaternary or quinary concern, if they are of any concern...
℞...after nine years of listening to the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party lies about providing Americans with affordable comprehensive healthcare, even goddess Clementia is calling bullsh^t... (the latest RAG Party efforts to "disrupt", aka destroy obamacare)...
UPDATED 03/01/2019 NYT, A Times Square Billboard Hits Ocasio-Cortez on Amazon. She Hits Back
...billionaire Bezos (Amazon) builds jobs in New York like billionaire sports team owners and others build stadiums, golf courses, and arenas, with rent-seeking at the public's cost...
...it's going to take more than billionaire sponsored or funded billboards, rent-seeking, monopolies, addictive products, and chants of "disruption", a euphemism for the gimmick of cannibalizing existing assets...
...expectations for and of our billionaires significantly deviate from the requirements of a leading 21st century nation...
...don't forget to laugh...
UPDATED 12/19/2018 Reuters, Federal Judge [District Judge Reed Charles O'Connor] Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional and CourtListener, ORDER granting Plaintiffs partial summary judgment (Ordered by Judge Reed C. O'Connor on 12/14/2018) (Judge Reed C. O'Connor) (Entered: 12/14/2018) and CourtListener, Docket for Texas v. United States of America (4:18-cv-00167) District Court, N.D. Texas
...the judges opinion has no immediate impact on Obamacare...it is important for our citizens to continue enrolling in and using Obamacare...the goal of comprehensive healthcare for all our citizens will face obstacles, even if some are a bit brazen...like using the 2017 tax law mostly benefiting our wealthiest citizens to declare healthcare for our poorest citizens unconstitutional...believing if you topple one domino you topple them all...
UPDATED 09/27/2018 WP, A Black Student Refused to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance — Challenging Texas Law Requiring It
...really!, we're still forcing our Pledge of Allegiance onto our children?...the history of legal challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance...
UPDATED 10/25/2017 NPR, 'Jane Doe' Has Abortion In Texas, After Battle With Trump Administration and ACLU, Court Orders Trump Administration To Stop Blocking Young Woman’s Abortion and SanAntonioCurrent, Trump Administration Blocks Legal Abortion for Undocumented Texas Minor in Federal Care and WP, An undocumented teen is pregnant and in custody. Can the U.S. Stop Her From Getting An Abortion?
It's unclear why our religious zealots' dogma and lunacy is able to interfere or impede a women's healthcare, period?
UPDATED 10/16/2017 Reveal, Access Denied: The Fight for Public Education
and HoustonChronicle, Denied
States rights and libertarian zealots often substitute dogma or inferior, and nefarious state solutions in lieu of superior federated solutions, which cut harm to their residents and our citizens (e.g. secure health, education, shelter, and nutrition). Such is the damage of the zealots' dogma!
UPDATED 10/07/2017 HoustonChronicle, Texas Manufacturer of 'Bump Stocks' Halts New Sales
A corporation does not have a constitutional right to place into the stream of commerce any sh*t, addictive, or harmful product a snake-oil salesman labels "innovative".
UPDATED 09/18/2017 Fox, Pastor Jeffress Talks Day of Prayer for Harvey Victims
Texas religious zealot Robert Jeffress thanked god for giving us the "gift" of, Trump!
Ah, can we return god's gift or re-gift it to another nation, which is "praying for unity", say Caracas, Venezuela (elev. 2,953')?
Instead of "a day of prayer" let's have "a day of good government" that sends seed money (say $100B) to help the residents of Galveston (elev. 6.89'), Texas City (elev. 9.8'), and Beaumont (elev. 16.0') et al.
Do not attach a "prayer", but a reminder that good government leadership is not a gift from god, but extraordinary citizens with the ability to consult geospatial specialists or elevation maps when regulating the building of Texas structures, especially residential structures!
UPDATED 09/01/2017 NYT, Blocking a Bad Immigration Law in Texas
UPDATED 08/14/2017 TexasTribune, Senate approves bill restricting abortion insurance and Texas Legislature Online, Bill: HB 214
Requiring women to pay a separate and addition premium for their reproductive healthcare (non-emergency abortion) is bizarre.
UPDATED 06/09/2017 NYT, Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House and USNews, Financial Choice Act Looms Over Dodd-Frank's Future
Our citizenry will recall the last time a federal lawmaker from Texas proposed wacky financial sh*t we got Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, which overturned the Glass-Steagall Act that enabled our cannibal-capitalists to blow up the global economy; we're still recovering from the financial catastrophe of 2007 Great Recession!