So much mumpsimus; so little time
(MUMP-suh-muhs) A view stubbornly held in spite of clear evidence that it’s wrong.
First, the good news
Hurray for the death of DOMA nationally and Prop 8 here in California
Hurray for Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, her filibuster to prevent the closing of most Texas abortion clinics (they’re using Mississippi’s tactic: clinics have to be within 30 minutes of a hospital where a clinic doctor has admission privileges) Hurray for those pink sneakers.
Now the bad.
Texas leads the country in teenage moms with two or more children. Governor Rick Perry’s answer to “that woman who filibustered” (a single mom of a single mom): “Too bad she didn’t learn from her own example.”
Our activist court overruled almost unanimous legislation by Congress and overturned the heart of the Voting Rights Act because, according to Chief Justice Roberts: “We don’t need it anymore.”
If you think racism is over, pause at Jim Morin’s cartoon.
My favorite quote of the week:
Wendy Davis tried to ask colleague Troy Fraser questions about a pending bill. Fraser’s answer: “I have trouble hearing women’s voices.”
They’re saying she’ll run for governor. Her slogan might be: Can you hear me now?