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VIDEO: Open carry advocate threatens Capitol staff

Today the 84th Legislature started out with a bang as open carry gun advocates armed with petition signatures refused to leave a representative’s office after he did not agree to support their cause.

After the representative told the gun advocates they should look elsewhere for support they became verbally hostile asking him if he was aware of the 2nd Amendment and calling him a “tyrant to the constitution,” at which point he asked them to leave. When they refused he threatened to get DPS involved, then one of the offenders stuck his foot in the door to prevent it from closing, ensuring he got a couple more snarky jabs in before being entirely shut out.

“What are you going to do touch me or something? That’d be one wrong move bro,” an open carry advocate could be heard saying after he was shuffled out the door.

VIDEO:

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/29271/open-carry-advocate-makes-veiled-threats-capitol-staff

Wendy Davis Can Beat Greg Abbott By Just Turning Out Obama Voters

Yes, that’s right, despite the GOP’s attempt to tie Wendy Davis to Barack Obama he has gotten more votes in the Lone Star State than Greg Abbott ever has — and if Wendy can replicate that effort she will win.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/20621/wendy-davis-gets-obama-voters-shell-beat-greg-abbott

BREAKING: Michelle Obama Endorses Wendy Davis In New Radio Ad

Source: Burnt Orange Report

Today Senator Wendy Davis released a radio ad featuring Michelle Obama that will begin running this week. The First Lady gave her nod to Davis for making education the top priority of her campaign.


Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/19924/breaking-michelle-obama-endorses-wendy-davis-new-radio-ad



You can hear the ad at the link.

Koch Brothers' Americans For Prosperity Seek To Kill Rail Proposals In Austin And San Antonio

The right wing billionaire oil tycoons the Koch Brothers are turning their sights on Central Texas to attack local rail propositions.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15676/koch-brothers-americans-for-prosperity-seek-to-kill-rail-proposals-in-austin-and-san-antonio

Austin Could Be First Texas City To Make All Single-Person Public Restrooms "Gender Free"

Source: Burnt Orange Report

On August 28th the Austin City Council will consider a resolution to make all single occupancy restrooms "gender free." In practice this means goodbye to the traditional gender binary signage on restrooms intended for individuals -- no changes will be made for restrooms with multiple stalls.

Austin would be the first major city in Texas to make the change that has already made its way on to some Texas University campuses including the University of Texas.

Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15598/austin-could-be-first-texas-city-to-make-all-singleperson-public-restrooms-gender-free

Texas Border Sheriff Says Rick Perry Throwing Region "Under the Bus for His Own Political Gain"

Source: Burnt Orange Report

In a video interview conducted by a citizen journalist, Interim Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra said that Gov. Perry sending National Guard troops to the border was not helpful to local law enforcement.

He also said that the appearance of a militarization of the border sent the wrong message to the community, and created a false characterization that "rampant" crime was occurring.

Watch the interview below the jump...



Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15567/texas-border-sheriff-says-rick-perry-throwing-region-under-the-bus-for-his-own-political-gain

Wendy Davis' 1st TV Spot Hits Greg Abbott For Siding With Company Over Rape Victim

The Wendy Davis campaign released their first TV spot overnight and it's a doozy.
It continues the attack on Greg Abbott for siding with corporations over people in his official capacity as a public servant -- in this case a victim of rape.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15555/wendy-daviss-1st-tv-spot-hits-greg-abbott-hard-for-defending-liable-company-over-rape-victim

Wendy Davis' 1st TV Spot Hits Greg Abbott For Siding With Company Over Rape Victim

The Wendy Davis campaign released their first TV spot overnight and it's a doozy.
It continues the attack on Greg Abbott for siding with corporations over people in his official capacity as a public servant -- in this case a victim of rape.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15555/wendy-daviss-1st-tv-spot-hits-greg-abbott-hard-for-defending-liable-company-over-rape-victim

The Only 2 Openly-gay Texas Legislators respond to attacks on Same-Sex marriage

On the same day a petition to repeal a measure granting transgender equality failed in Houston, 63 GOP state legislators signed an amicus brief stating that same-sex marriage could lead to legal recognition of polygamy, incest and pedophelia.

The brief brought swift condemnation by the Texas Democratic Party and the only openly non-heterosexual members of the legislature:

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15546/same-sex-marriage-could-lead-to-polygamy-incest-says-dan-patrick-ken-paxton-61-gop-legislators

Petition to Repeal Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) Fails

Today Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced that a petition to repeal a nondiscrimination ordinance for the LGBT community, called HERO, has...
http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15538/petition-to-repeal-houstons-equal-rights-ordinance-hero-fails
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