Dear followers, if you care about Texas Politics at all or you were watching Wendy Davis’ filibuster last year with bated breath, please tune in to the lieutenant governor debate between state Senators Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio.
For those who can’t recall, Leticia Van de Putte was the courageous senator who arrived to the filibuster directly after her father’s funeral and is responsible for that quote I’m sure a lot of you have seen already
"At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room?"
She is really awesome and her opponent is not.
So please tune into the debate airing tonight at 7PM central
Here is a link to the video where the debate will be livestreaming, along with a countdown to the debate if you are confused about time zones.
Here is a link to a website with a little more information about the debate as well as “watch parties” in your area
Hope to see many of you liveblogging this event! I’ll be using these same tags on tumblr.
I lied I figured it out.
Jordyn has a kind of dopey Bush Viper named Mr. Ssssassy Fangs.
Yes I’m aware Bush Viper’s are poisonous, but Jordyn’s a super, that snake’s fangs couldn’t break their skin.
Plus, can you imagine a Bush Viper named Mr. Ssssassy Fangs? That’d be hilarious.
HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instance, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. #farfromover (PT I) (PT II)
So while the Chief was PR stuntin, one of his officers decided to charge through the crowd and INCITE A MELEE. I repeat, the officers got physical with protesters, and in the ensuing mayhem, used it as an excuse to whoop on some of the protesters. THERE IS VIDEO! CNN is already misreporting it as an attack on the chief. Do not let them spread that lie. These pigs have no regard, respect, or consideration for the protesters, peaceful or otherwise. #staywoke #farfromover
So I *strongly* disagree with this post calling police pigs, and I don’t think that’s helpful at all. The rest of this post, though, needs to be seen.
HAPPENING NOW (9.26.14): And in an instance, mayhem. The police attacked protesters without warning or clear provocation, mind you, WHILE the police chief was out chatting/marching with them. More to come tonight. Stay woke. #farfromover (PT I)
HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT I, PT II, PT III)
Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.
Don’t let this die.
I don’t know Tucker super well, other than the fact that he’s pretty funny and is on SRC’s music team. He and I don’t talk often, but he’s always been very nice! He’s a talented musician!
DOM, however, I know a little better. We’ve talked more and, on top of being funny and smart, Dom’s made some amazing pieces for SRC and just sort of pumps them out. Like, shit I can’t imagine working that fast.