Thu Jul 11, 2013, 03:58 PM
onestepforward (3,691 posts)
Texas Weighs Ban on Women
AUSTIN —Republican lawmakers in the Texas State Senate are proposing a precedent-setting new bill that would make it illegal for women to live in the state.
Senator Harland Dorrinson, one of the many pro-life lawmakers backing the woman ban, crafted his bill after witnessing Senator Wendy Davis filibuster an anti-abortion bill last month.
“That was our moment to say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” he said. “This comes down to a choice between life and women, and we choose life.”
Senator Dorrinson said his bill would call for a twenty-foot woman-proof fence to be constructed along the borders of the state.
“Women are great at talking, but not at climbing,” he observed.
But another G.O.P. state senator, Cal Jamson, believes that the total ban on women goes “too far” and is proposing a less draconian bill that would allow some women to remain in the state as guest workers.
“Texas needs women to cook, clean, and cheerlead,” he said. “If they show that they can do those things and stay out of politics, there could be a pathway to citizenship.”
From Andy Borowitz, of course!
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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 09:48 AM
Tyrs WolfDaemon (2,250 posts)
7. I sent this to my dad and my sister early this morning
My sister was half asleep when she read it and the cogs in her brain weren't running at full speed.
(It is fun to catch her at those times )
She immediately called my dad about it and started in on how she knew the R's were nuts and/or evil, but she didn't understand how they could even contemplate doing this. Of course my dad hadn't read the email at the time and tried to get her to explain what it was that they had done this time to get her so riled up.
(He began to see that I had a hand in this and so he knew I was just trying to mess with her mind. We try to out do each other on screwing with her head. It is one of our favorite family bonding activities )
After she told him to check his email he read it and then told her that the Texas Constitution did allow for them to do this but to not worry, it would be challenged in Federal Court where it would get a temporary hold on enforcement before they have the trial. He then gave her a 'lesson' on the legal issues and how the US Constitution would trump the law unless Texas sends a good lawyer to argue it.
(He was starting to have real fun with this at this point )
This just made my sister more agitated and concerned, so much so that she didn't even catch how he kept throwing in bits on how she ought to wake up and read the story again and that it was satire. It took her twenty minutes of ranting and raving before she realized that he had kept saying it was satire. It was at that point she ended that conversation so that she could call me and yell at me about sending her that kind of stuff so early in the morning.
( I was in trouble as I was ROFLMAO and this was making my migraine orders of magnitude worse )
My dad called after my sister was done with me. He asked that I let him know before sending my sister stuff like this to give him more time to prepare, especially early in the morning.
I just thought I would share my morning fun/pain with everyone. Onestepforward, thanks for posting this. My dad and I haven't made my sister so confused/worried/frantic/irate/etc. in months.