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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Lone Star State

Rush Limbaugh is marrying CNN Newsfox Daryn Kagan.

(Ugh.)

More importantly:

Texas House Bans 'Suggestive' Cheerleading

"Praise the Lord!"
AUSTIN, Texas - After an alternately comic and fiery debate — punctuated by several lawmakers waving pompons — the state House on Tuesday approved a bill to restrict "overtly sexually suggestive" cheerleading to more ladylike performances.
In prairie-style dresses.
The bill would give the state education commissioner authority to request that school districts review high school performances.

"Girls can get out and do all of these overly sexually performances and we applaud them, and that's not right," said Democratic Rep. Al Edwards, who filed the legislation.
He's a Dem?! Wow. Shudder to think what the House Repubs are like.

"You have no idea."
Edwards argued bawdy performances are a distraction for students resulting in pregnancies, dropouts and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Yes. I can confirm.

Earlier this year...in Odessa? Every single person, man and woman, at the big Odessa High - Odessa Permian game?

Got preggers during the overly sexual halftime show.

And...they all got AIDS.

I got herpes just from RENTING "Bring it On."

It can happen.
Ribald performances are not defined in the bill. "Any adult that's been involved with sex in their lives, they know it when they see it," he said.
Except this guy.
The bill passed on a 65-56 vote. It still must be approved by the Senate and signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Austin:

Arrest made at Coulter speech

"Student arrested, charged with disorderly conduct after offensive question"

People are still inviting this "thing" to speak at their schools? Man.

"Well, it's sorta like going to see pro-wrestling."

Right.
Incessant heckling and shouting culminated in an arrest Tuesday night during a speech by Ann Coulter, an extreme right-wing pundit, at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

Shouts became so pervasive during the question-and-answer session that Coulter informed the organizers she would no longer take questions if the hecklers were not silenced. For a time, the shouts were considerably lessened, until the issue of gay marriage was broached.

Coulter said she supported the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman on the basis that a good woman civilizes and inspires a man to strive for something better, leading to a question that was met with a stunned silence.

"You say that you believe in the sanctity of marriage," said Ajai Raj, an English sophomore. "How do you feel about marriages where the man does nothing but f*ck his wife up the ass?"
Dude had the opportunity to ask a decent question and went for the bad comedy. Damn, damn, damn.

Should have asked her why she's still single. You know, considering her premise that a "good woman" can civilize and inspire a man to strive for something better.
UT Police officers approached Raj to arrest him, resulting in a mass exodus of protesters chanting, "Let him go."

"The person had been disruptive the entire event," said Matt Hardigree, former Student Events Center president. "He took the opportunity to say something lewd and offensive and then made masturbatory gestures as he exited."

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The booing began early into Coulter's speech, when she issued a joke to pro-choice advocates. "I wonder why those 'I Heart Partial-Birth Abortion' T-shirts aren't selling better," she said, followed by a combination of cheers and jeers.
Comedy.
Coulter went on to decry the conservative media bias she said liberals complain of, and she challenged the undemocratic actions of liberals with respect to Iraq and to the judiciary.

"They're always trying to act like they're oppressed," she said. "So let's do it. LET'S OPPRESS THEM."
Sorry, ladies, but I've got to say it: What a f*cking bitch.

Whew.
One student asked Coulter why universities and institutions place microphones in front of Coulter when she advocates terrorism against liberals, prompting Coulter to mention the strength of her book sales. Coulter has had four New York Times best sellers.
No. The universities and institutions get cash for her appearances from a strange web of right-wing think tanks and organizations. Like the Young America's Foundation, which is "co-sponsoring" a big chunk of her latest tour.
The $30,000 event was co-sponsored by the Texas Union Student Events Center and Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship Committee.
Sure. Who was the other "co-sponsor?"

More later...

2 Comments:

  • Hey, FYI-- Al Edwards, the Democrat in TX who plans to save the cheerleaders from themselves (and hunky football players), once proposed a measure to have the fingers of drug dealers amputated, according to the NYTimes. At last, a minister who follows the word of the Lord literally (Jesus hates the drug dealers).
    ~Tory

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:15 PM  

  • Hey, FYI-- Al Edwards, the Democrat in TX who plans to save the cheerleaders from themselves (and hunky football players), once proposed a measure to have the fingers of drug dealers amputated, according to the NYTimes. At last, a minister who follows the word of the Lord literally (Jesus hates the drug dealers).
    ~Tory

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:15 PM  

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