Feb 132014

To be expected:

Democrat Davis says she supports gay marriage

SAN ANTONIO — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis says she supports gay marriage and called on her opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott to stop defending the definition of marriage in the Texas constitution as only between one man and one woman.

The state senator from Fort Worth told the San Antonio Express-News editorial board on Thursday that two people who want to get married should be allowed to do so regardless of their sexual orientation.

A federal judge in San Antonio heard arguments Wednesday that the voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

You could just as easily write the headline for the story to read “Democrat Wendy Davis supports the United States Constitution.”

A federal judge in Virginia ruled today that the gay marriage ban in that state is unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Rules Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled late Thursday evening Virginia’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen’s decision makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on gay marriages overturned. It comes the day after a similar ruling in Kentucky and following similar rulings in federal courts in Utah and Oklahoma…

Thursday, Wright ruled the ban violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.

Finally, judges are beginning to confirm what I have been saying all along… laws denying gays and lesbians equal rights to marriage violate the due process and equal protection guaranteed in the 14th Amendment. Took ’em long enough.

Nov 062013

This is priceless…

Wendy Davis Redefines ‘Pro-Life,’ Enrages Anti-Choicers

The right-wing blog world is erupting again at Wendy Davis.

The state senator first became the focus of conservatives’ burning scorn for her 11-hour filibuster of the bill that is responsible for abortion providers now going out of business across Texas.

Now that she’s declared she is running for governor of the Lone Star State, the Harvard Law-educated Davis has done it again.

“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”

“This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”

Here, from last week’s Friday Night Cartoons, is the Republican definition of ‘pro-life’:

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Sep 262013

The local Dallas/Fort Worth NBC affiliate has revealed that Wendy Davis will indeed run for Texas governor next year on the Democratic ticket…

Sources: Wendy Davis Running for Texas Governor

Two people with knowledge of the decision have told The Associated Press that Democrat Wendy Davis is running for Texas governor.

Two Democrats spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt her formal announcement scheduled for next week.

The 50-year-old Davis is the state senator who catapulted to national stardom this summer with a nearly 13-hour filibuster in the Texas Capitol that temporarily blocked new statewide abortion restrictions.

Davis campaign spokesman Hector Nieto would not confirm that Davis is running for governor.

No other Texas Democrats have entered the governor’s race. Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott announced his candidacy this summer and is the early favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry.

Perry is not seeking re-election after 14 years in office.

Senator Davis will definitely have an uphill battle against Greg Abbott. Abbott is heavily funded and is the Tea Party darling in the race.

Rick Perry is dumb

 Posted by at 16:51  Politics
Jun 272013

I think you probably already know this, but in case you don’t let me enlighten you. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a dumb ass. He proved it again today: “Rick Perry: Wendy Davis learned nothing from ‘her own example’ as a teen mom.”

There is video at the link. I’d rather not post it here. I want as little of Rick Perry on my site as possible. I’m telling you, the man makes George Dubya Bush look like a fricking genius.

Perry said:

In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.

To which Wendy Davis responded:

Rick Perry’s statement is without dignity and tarnishes the high office he holds. They are small words that reflect a dark and negative point of view.

Our governor should reflect our Texas values. Sadly, Gov. Perry fails that test.

Wendy Davis for governor! (Video: Meet Wendy Davis)

P.S. It is kind of funny to hear Rick Perry say that “every life matters.” Under his rule, Texas now ranks at or near the bottom of all states in the United States in the number of people with health insurance. It also ranks at or near the bottom of students graduating high school. There is one thing in which it excels: Texas has executed the highest number of its prisoners than any other state… 500 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1982; 261 of those since Rick Perry became governor. Yep… every life matters.