The scene was chaotic enough that Sen. Donna Campbell, a New Braunfels Republican, called for the gallery to be cleared. With lawmakers now heading back, she said, "I believe more presence by law enforcement will help keep disruptive behavior from thwarting the democratic process." (AP)
Donna clearly thinks that democracy has nothing to do with public expression, rather it has to do with public repression. But she's not alone because it's a conservative "theme" that has shown up in dozens of ways...
On the House side, State Affairs Chairman Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, said he would only allow less than nine hours of public testimony on the bill. Public protests erupted two weeks ago when he cut off testimony during the last session after 12 hours and denied more than 260 women the chance to speak.
"A wise man once said, nothing good happens after midnight," Cook said, explaining why he was limiting testimony.
Really. I wonder what wise man that was. Clearly one who never got laid.
The war on women continues in Texas, still my bet is "the last man standing" will be wearing pink Reeboks. Sick'em ladies, don't let those bozo's intimidate you or deprive you of your rights. Texas may be tough, but the women are tougher.