Why a Lot of People Who Don’t Live in Texas Don’t Think Highly of Texas

From NBC News

Under the Senate’s rules, Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth, was required to speak nonstop and on topic without sitting down or even leaning on her desk for support. Twice, Republicans won rulings that Davis broke the rules, once for getting improper assistance from a colleague who helped her adjust her back brace and once for straying from the topic.

Late Tuesday night, Davis ran afoul of a three-strikes-and-you’re-out rule when Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, acting as Senate president, upheld an objection that she had strayed from the topic again, this time by discussing a 2011 law involving sonograms and abortions, which he ruled was non-germane to the abortion bill. 

Politicians are scummy everywhere… BUT RECEIVING A STRIKE FOR ADJUSTING A FUCKING BACK BRACE AFTER THE LADY HAD BEEN ON HER FEET FOR HOURS WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO SIT DOWN OR LEAN ON A DESK JUST BECAUSE YOUR SENATE GOP HAS A HARD ON FOR SHUTTING DOWN ABORTION CLINICS? SHIT LIKE THIS IS WHY NO ONE LIKES YOU, TEXAS. THIS (and the Cowboys) ARE WHY YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS.

I can’t believe I’m just seeing this @mittromney video now. I really need to start spending more time on the internet. 

This is funny on so many levels (using “Mother” instead of “mom”, “Beth” aka “Mother” signing off on her texts, the kid trolling “Mother”…).

buzzfeed:

Joe Biden has the PERFECT “This guy over here face”

buzzfeed:

Joe Biden has the PERFECT “This guy over here face”

Last night, Jon Stewart & The Daily Show straight up ether’d @MittRomney. 

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