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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:14 PM

Without a vote, Texas Senate recesses until next week

Last edited Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:04 PM - Edit history (1)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas Senate met for less than an hour to start a new 30-day special session to take up contentious abortion restrictions bill and other issues.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gaveled in the chamber shortly after 2 p.m., issuing a warning that anyone making outbursts in the gallery would be removed.

The Senate was the scene of the filibuster and crowd outburst that stopped the abortion restrictions bill last week. Gov. Rick Perry immediately called a new session and pledged the bill will pass this time. The Senate gallery was full but calm Monday.

The House is expected to take up the bill first. The Senate has not yet planned a new hearing on the bill and went in recess until Tuesday July 9.

More at http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130701-without-a-vote-texas-senate-recesses-until-next-week.ece .

Okay, I was wrong!

Last week, I wrote a couple of comments saying that the special session would open between July 8 and July 10. How could I have made the obvious rookie mistake that our legislators will be collecting per diem for 8 days and probably won't be in the office for at least 4 of those days?


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TexasTowelie Jul 2013 OP
mbperrin Jul 2013 #1
Ilsa Jul 2013 #2
TexasTowelie Jul 2013 #3
Ilsa Jul 2013 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:02 PM

1. So they wimped out and grabbed some money!

Sounds just exactly like some chickenshit bastids, all right, that want to shove women around, but are afraid to actually see or hear them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:04 PM

2. Yeah! What's wrong with you! LOL!!!

The Lege is largely made up of grifters!

You're losing your touch, old man!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:10 PM

3. I was running low on catnip

and wuz gettin thinks confuzed insizes my hed!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:14 PM

4. I think they saw the crowd of

angry, possibly hormonal ladies and got skeered!!!

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