When a Republican runs for statewide office in Texas
I CANNOT BELIEV
Oh my god, my home state is ridiculous
But nothing got people as riled as when he brought up Genesis 1:16, which reads: “God made two great lights — the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.”
The lesser light, he pointed out, is not a light at all, but only a reflector.
At this point, several people in the audience stormed out in fury. One woman yelled “We believe in God!” and left with three children, thus ensuring that people across America would read about the incident and conclude that Waco is as nutty as they’d always suspected.
- 47th in teen pregnancy
- 51st in the percentage of adults with high school diplomas
- 49th in health care
- 1st in death row executions
- 48th in reliability of electrical system
- 51st in mental health funding
- 2nd in # of millionaires in the nation
- one of the 10 worst states in America to be a kid
- #1 city with worst poverty (McAllen, Texas)
…but would rather prioritize the control of lady parts.
2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS PLATFORM
"We oppose the teaching of higher order thinking skills, critical thinking skills and similar programs…[which] have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."
If you can stomach it, here’s the entire PDF. The quote above can be found on page 20.
As a Texan myself, this is fucking frightening.
this is the best i’ve seen
Texas Governor Signs Budget Cutting State Funding for Library Services by 88 Percent (Library Journal)
What an ass.
You know Texas, it’s been really great hangin’ out for the past century and a half, but I think you should secede… take your Walmart, your Yosemite Sam VHS tapes, your bible and leave my house key. K-thx.