Posts tagged Texas

Ooh man, NJ has Shiner Bock. This state has totally redeemed itself in my eyes.

Ooh man, NJ has Shiner Bock. This state has totally redeemed itself in my eyes.

Ricky Perry is a Dumb Ass

(from Huff Po) The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas, following Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) decision to implement a new law that excludes Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid Women’s Health Program.
Cindy Mann, director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO), wrote Texas health officials a letter on Thursday explaining that the state broke federal Medicaid rules by discriminating against qualified family planning providers and thus would be losing the entire program, which provides cancer screenings, contraceptives and basic health care to 130,000 low-income women each year.
"We very much regret the state’s decision to implement this rule, which will prevent women enrolled in the program from receiving services from the trusted health care providers they have chosen and relied upon for their care," she wrote. "In light of Texas’ actions, CMS is not in a position to extend or renew the current [Medicaid contract]."
The federal government pays for nearly 90 percent of Texas’ $40 million Women’s Health Program, and nearly half of the program’s providers in Texas are Planned Parenthood clinics. But the new law that went into effect earlier this month disqualified Planned Parenthood from participating in the program because some of its clinics provide abortions, even though no state or federal money can be used to pay for those abortions….

Full story at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/03/15/texas-loses-entire-womens_n_1349431.html

God Bless Sarah Silverman

Comedian and TV actress Sarah Silverman is set to thump Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry with a provocatively titled live comedy show in his home state.

Silverman is marshaling fellow comics for a fund-raiser in Texas titled, “Live From N*****head: Stripping The Paint Off Of Good Ol’ Fashioned Racism.”

The title refers to the controversy over Perry’s West Texas hunting campground where the candidate has entertained friends and supporters. The campground’s former name, “N*****head,” was painted on a rock at the entrance for many years.

From EW.com

http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/06/houston-clergy-council-opposes-perrys-prayer-rally/
Good blog item from the Houston Chronicle on Texas Governor (and all around asshole), Rick Perry’s upcoming prayer event excluding non-Christian faiths and allying with an anti-LGBT group.
Statements (excerpted from the Chronicle):

“We ask that Rick Perry leave the ministry to us and refocus his energy on the work of governing our state,” the Houston Clergy Council wrote  in a letter signed by 24 local leaders, many of them Unitarian  Universalists or members of other denominations that welcome GLBT  Christians.



“We wanted to let people know that there are people of faith who have  different stances than Gov. Perry. Often the only faith that gets  covered is the religious right,” said Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange, of  Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church. “We are clergy persons who  support the rights of all people, no matter who they love or how they  worship.”

http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/06/houston-clergy-council-opposes-perrys-prayer-rally/

Good blog item from the Houston Chronicle on Texas Governor (and all around asshole), Rick Perry’s upcoming prayer event excluding non-Christian faiths and allying with an anti-LGBT group.

Statements (excerpted from the Chronicle):

“We ask that Rick Perry leave the ministry to us and refocus his energy on the work of governing our state,” the Houston Clergy Council wrote in a letter signed by 24 local leaders, many of them Unitarian Universalists or members of other denominations that welcome GLBT Christians.

“We wanted to let people know that there are people of faith who have different stances than Gov. Perry. Often the only faith that gets covered is the religious right,” said Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange, of Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church. “We are clergy persons who support the rights of all people, no matter who they love or how they worship.”

God bless my weird little freaks from Austin, TX
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/Road_signs_warn_of_zombies

God bless my weird little freaks from Austin, TX

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/Road_signs_warn_of_zombies

Former Sugar Land, TX rep Tom Delay convicted. Being from Texas, I never thought a jury would convict him. I’m happy to say the justice system works, at least some of the time. Now if only Texas could take a look at the use of the death pentalty.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/us/politics/11delay.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Former Sugar Land, TX rep Tom Delay convicted. Being from Texas, I never thought a jury would convict him. I’m happy to say the justice system works, at least some of the time. Now if only Texas could take a look at the use of the death pentalty.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/us/politics/11delay.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

There is still a land of opportunity, friends — it’s called Texas. We’re creating more jobs than any other state in the nation. … Would you rather live in a state like this, or in a state where a man can marry a man?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

To tell Perry what you think of his comments, feel free to e-mail him via webform http://www.capwiz.com/politicsol/mail/?id=31771&type=GV&state=TX

There are thorns hidden in the grass on Texas, no matter how pretty it looks.
Charlaine Harris, Grave Secret