“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"

Friday, December 08, 2006

meanwhile, texas remains a scary, scary place

Especially if you like your civil liberties.

Scott Henson uncovers a Plainview prosecutor who wants to rifle through young girls' and boys' MySpace pages in hopes of finding Vandals and Visigoths. Okay, just vandals. And maybe some goths. The ugly slippery slope is detailed at Grits for Breakfast.

And, at Capitol Annex, Vince Liebowitz finds that a HB129 prefiled for the upcoming State Lege session will make frivolous lawsuits against bloggers frighteningly easy.