September 19th, 2011
I refuse to believe corporations are people until Texas executes one.

— Ara Rubya 

(via @DanonNewsNet :: soupsoup)

(via nutopiancitizen)

September 16th, 2011
He said, ‘God is worthy to be praised. God’s mercy triumphs over judgment, and I feel good.’

— Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark, commenting in a ridiculous manner (superstitiously given credit to a non-existent god for the actions of ethical justices) on the reaction by Duane Edward Buck, the death row inmate whose sentence was stayed by the Supreme Court last night. source (via)


(Source: shortformblog)

September 15th, 2011
It’s sad, because it feels like there are people all over the world who can sympathize with us, but not in our own community.

— Craig Soignet, the father of the cheerleader who angered the residents of a small town in Texas when she refused to cheer for the boy she told police had raped her. The girl was kicked off the cheer squad. 

Three years later, cheerleader rape case still stirs flames in Silsbee, Texas.

(via newsweek)

(Source: jessbennett, via newsweek)

September 3rd, 2011

So a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas just issued an injunction temporarily blocking this law from taking effect today, but if Gov. Rick Perry became president, not only would he be in favor of legislation like this but he’d take it a step further:

Last week, he joined Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann in signing the Susan B. Anthony List’s Pro-Life pledge, which commits him, among other things, to restricting his Cabinet appointments to people who share his opposition to abortion, something neither Bush nor Ronald Reagan ever did.

(Source: cheatsheet)

August 23rd, 2011
August 19th, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has been basing his nascent presidential campaign on his anti-government views and Texas’ supposed job creation miracle. As we noted today, when labor force growth is taken into account, Texas actually has the worst job creation record in the nation (though it does lead the country in minimum wage jobs). But there is one sector that has been booming under Perry: the public sector.

(Source: diadoumenos)