“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Monday, June 07, 2004

Texas GOP officially the party of hate.

From the Houston Chronicle:
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas Republican delegates on Friday adopted an ultraconservative party platform that attacks a wide range of targets -- from taxes and homosexuality to abortion and the United Nations -- and gives a mixed review to Gov. Rick Perry's priorities.

We know the Gas Oil and Pollution party in Texas wants to suppress ALL dissent, but read a few more paragraphs down.

. . . "Reacting to two walkouts by Democratic legislators, who fled to Oklahoma and New Mexico last year to delay action on a Republican congressional redistricting bill, the platform has a new section on "AWOL Legislators." It calls for automatic resignations and loss of pay for lawmakers who flee the state under similar circumstances."

And finally this gem, which should be at the TOP of this news column.

. . . "The platform also calls for repeal of the hate crimes law, repeal of the minimum wage, opposes the provision of reproductive health services, including condoms, in public schools and proposes the death penalty as a punishment option for rape."

In other words, not just pandering to the base, but building a bridge to the 19th century.

Email a letter to the editor if you would like, let them know we intend to FIGHT the rethugs, and please be civil.


-Prodigal Son