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Texas Senate Filibuster, 06-25-13

27 Jun
English: Seal of Texas

English: Seal of Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I would like to first start this post by thanking one of my fellow bloggers, Kuya’s Notebook, for watching the TX filibustering with me via Twitter and Gchat.  I had a thoroughly fun time watching and explaining the political and parliamentary minutiae throughout the last 4 hours of State Senator Davis’ (ultimately successful) filibuster.  Although Governor Rick Perry promptly called for another legislative session, basically ensuring that the abortion bill will pass then, it was quite amazing what one woman tried to, and did, do.

I would like to talk about a different aspect of the event.   Continue reading

Ted Cruz: Doing Exactly What He Said He Would Do

4 Mar
Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

I recently posted about how I loved that Elizabeth Warren was doing exactly what politicians expected she would do when she was elected.  Unfortunately, I have to say the same thing about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  He is doing what everyone expected, which is why Texas voted for him.  A recent Politico Opinion article by former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) states the case that critics don’t like what he is doing because he is Continue reading

The Next State to Cause Commotion on the National Scene: Texas

22 Feb
texas our texas

texas our texas (Photo credit: jmtimages)

Removing Alaska, Texas is the largest state in area.  Removing California, Texas is the most populated.  Texas is just plain big.  It has the largest number of counties within its borders.  It is the only state whose flag can be flown at the same level as the United States’.  “Everything is bigger in Texas” seems to be true in many respects, and it will be soon true on the national scene of politics.

Politico‘s “Lone Star Rising” article profiles the state and its looming implications on national politics. Continue reading

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