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Don’t Mess With Texas Women!

The GOP does not know what they are dealing with. They have woken a sleeping giant and will regret the consequences

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The amazing Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks

The fantastic Jessica Luther and musician Natalie Maines

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Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards rocking the burnt orange! Go Texas!

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Cecile Richards: “Dewhurst called us an unruly mob. The rest of us call that democracy.”

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114 Responses to “Don’t Mess With Texas Women!”


  1. 3 FiredUpInCA
    July 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Wendy you rock!

  2. 4 desertflower
    July 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Great to see! Thanks, UT…was hoping that there was a better link to watch 🙂

  3. 5 LDS
    July 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulation Don!
    About time you take the #1 spot. It looks good up there.

  4. 6 vitaminlover
    July 1, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations, Don!

  5. 7 Don
    July 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    This rally is about 15 minutes from my home.

  6. July 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    stop the GOP War on Women

  7. 13 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    More videos and news are coming in and as they do so, I will be updating the post. So keep refreshing and scrolling up!

    • 14 jackiegrumbacher
      July 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, UT. It makes me so happy to see Texas women fight back. Whether or not this specific atrocity of a bill is passed, this violation of women’s rights won’t be forgotten. Now this energy has to be turned into the specific activism of getting out the word, registering voters and making sure that all woman who can vote in next year’s Texas mid-terms with Wendy Davis leading the pack as THE candidate for governor.

  8. 15 yardarm756
    July 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’m loving this. Perry is in some deep shit now.

  9. July 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Now this is Democracy in action! Wish a million women would turn out.

  10. 19 carolyn
    July 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    When Perry went on that rant about Wendy Davis’s private life, it made my husband very angry, he who rarely gets angry. He said how low can that man go! I have a feeling he was not the only man or woman angered by that rant of Perry’s. This horrible Senate combined with the Ohio budget deal that Kasich signed last night……in the presence of only white middle-aged men, will, I hope be the spark that fires an entire movement to get these guys out in 2014. NO ONE is safe with these guys in power!!!

  11. July 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Am I the only one having a problem with the live feed?

  12. 23 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  13. July 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Probably been posted already, but the Egyptian military has given Pres. Morsi 48 hours to come to an agreement with the opposition or it will intervene. And 10 of Morsi’s ministers have resigned.

    • July 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      If I was one of these power-hungrey heathens…I’d be scurd. People are fed-up…everywhere!

      • July 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

        I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all these movements have come about since Obama was elected.

        • July 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm

          I quite agree. If you’ll recall Willard Romney said as much. He blamed President Obama for the Arab Spring, as if seeking freedom is a bad thing.

        • 29 Don
          July 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm

          LL I’m glad you said that, Health Care the Auto Industry, DADT, DOMA, bin laden, Kaddafi. All of these things happened BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA. Change doesn’t just happen out of thin air. There must be a spark, and President Obama was the spark that people were looking for.

        • July 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

          Absolutely I agree, LL. This is where the vision of PBO is being manifested:
          not in the crummy, non-generative Congress, but in the peoples of the world.
          Yes. His legacy is out here, with us.

          • 31 HZ
            July 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

            So true, Sara. Elegantly stated. Thank you.
            Hope all is well with you. So good to see you. HZ

    • 32 Don
      July 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Morsi could have been the one to set Egypt on a course to reach its full potential, but now her citizens see him as the problem. Once you lose the people’s trust it is so hard to regain it.

  14. 34 Bill
    July 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Austin is an extraordinary example of democracy in action and teevee is showing the trial in Florida.

  15. 36 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  16. 37 Don
    July 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I laugh at my Republican friends at work because they can’t understand how Barack was elected twice. I told them that when a woman goes into the voting booth and she’s alone, she will always vote her interest when it comes to issues concerning her health. Many Republican women stand with the women of Texas, they just don’t show it.

  17. 38 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  18. 39 japa21
    July 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  19. 40 desertflower
    July 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    O/T..but just keep in mind that the sequester had a drastic and dramatic effect on firefighting wildfires….so when those GOP SOB’s stand up and start spouting their sorrowful words, keep that in mind!

    http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2013/05/14/budget-sequestration-undercuts-extreme-event-preparedness/

    • 41 desertflower
      July 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said his agency, which is largely responsible for fighting monster fires along with the Interior Department, will try to manage burns with 500 fewer firefighters and 50 fewer engines and by shifting money earmarked for prevention to pay for fire suppression. …

      The sequester cut more than $115 million from the federal wildland fire program budget, USDA officials have said, at a time when the nation continues to face abnormally dry conditions, particularly in the West, as a result of climate change. …

      Over the past 15 years, the nation has experienced its 12 hottest years on record. And since 2000, fires have burned bigger than ever. …

      • 42 57andfemale
        July 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        That’s despicable.

        • 43 desertflower
          July 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

          Yes. But now everything they do is despicable, wouldn’t you agree?

          • July 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

            It will continue to be that way until Democrats start to play the game the way they do and they don’t even have to lie. Everytime something happens they should be pitching a bitch about sequestration and blaming the Republicans. Instead they stand around waiting for President Obama, so they won’t have to take responsibility for anything. A bully will keep kicking your butt until you fight back.

          • 46 57andfemale
            July 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

            Absolutely everything. Sigh.

  20. 47 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Click on the volume and remember to keep refreshing and scrolling up to the post.

  21. 48 Linda
    July 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    NEW YORK — As the hub of the Soviet Union, Russia was reviled for rights abuses by many U.S. conservatives during the Cold War. Now some are voicing support and admiration as Russian authorities crack down on gay-rights activism.

    The latest step drawing praise from social conservatives is a bill signed into law Sunday by President Vladimir Putin that would impose hefty fines for holding gay pride rallies or providing information about the gay community to minors.

    In another a sign of Russia’s evolving stature among some U.S. social conservatives, the Illinois-based World Congress of Families plans to hold its eighth international conference at the Kremlin in Moscow next year.

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    AP ticker

    • 49 utaustinliberal
      July 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      If you post an article, please post the link. It doesn’t help others if there is no link.

      • 50 Linda
        July 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        I do ut, when there is more to read…

        I got that off the AP ticker and there is nothing else.

        🙂

  22. 51 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

  23. July 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    How do you know Rick Perry is not that bright? It is 2013 and we are already hearing how much of a done deal it is that Hillary Clinton will throw her hat in the ring and here is Rick Perry making it so much easier for her to flip that state. I am telling you, he is something special.

    Anyways, great thanks to the blog tyrants for the fantastic coverage of our Africa trip 🙂 I was in the woods, in a tent and checking in and out – it was so funny, took forever for the site to load. Yep! I am a TOD girl 🙂

  24. July 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    GA TOD…. some other good news. Mitch McConnell better watch out! He has a real opponent…a family w/ deep ties to D party in KY… she does not have a long political career for Mitch to start sullying, which we know he will do anyway, but we all need to support her. She was already within 4 pts. of him before the Ashley Judd rumors began swirling. Just like John Thune took our then Sen. Maj Leader Daschle…. she is supremely capable of taking out Minority Leader McConnel…. will post her campaign info when it is released later this afternoon.

  25. 69 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Damn right.

  26. 78 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  27. 79 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  28. 80 yardarm756
    July 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

  29. 81 Don
    July 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I mean c’mon people, the guy’s family did own “N****rhead Ranch.” Are we really shocked that he thinks little Miss Wendy should be barefoot and pregnant?

  30. 82 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

  31. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Well done, UT. Well done!

  32. 84 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

  33. 85 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    YOU CAN WATCH THE SPECIAL SESSION HERE.

  34. July 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    • 87 jacquelineoboomer
      July 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Unbelievable image. Off to call 1-800-Nostradamus. Or nap. One of those!

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      July 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Wiw!! Stunning is an understatement. This is worthy of a great painting by a master artist.

  35. 89 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    FOLLOW HER FOR INFO. She’s covering the TX senate.

  36. 90 Bill
    July 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Greenwald has tweeted “Snowden’s leak is basically done”. Getting a little nervous?

    • July 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      LOL! What exactly does he mean by this?

      • 92 Bill
        July 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        He is saying there are no more leaks from Snowden. Could be a response to Putin’s demand for Snowden to cease..

        • 93 57andfemale
          July 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

          That’s not what he meant. I forget where I read the whole story: he said that Snowden has dumped everything he has in the hands of the newspapers, and it’s up to them to decide what to print.

          he’s done in the sense that his ignorance of history and his apparent technical expertise collided in a perfect storm of idiocy.

    • 94 Don
      July 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      No No No Greenwald, your “my name is Bennett and I’m not it” routine isn’t going to fly; you are knee deep in this shit. If you think we’re just going to forget about all the shit you’ve started by treating this story like some fashion piece about what the Brazilians are wearing to the beach this summer, then you are sadly mistaken. Motherfucker you got to explain yourself.

  37. 96 desertflower
    July 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Jessica W. Luther ‏@scATX 1m
    BULLSHIT! #SB1 RT @mikestatesman: @DavidHDewhurst says 2/3 Rule will not be enforced, meaning simple majority votes will pass bills.
    View conversation Reply Retweet Favorite More

  38. 97 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    YOU CAN WATCH HERE.

  39. July 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

  40. July 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    As if I couldn’t love George R. R. Martin any more:

    Martin maintains a LiveJournal account called “Not A Blog” where he posts about his works and various unrelated topics such as politics and the NFL: he is a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party and claimed Jimmy Carter, during an interview with Authors@Google, to be “clearly the best human being to be president during my lifetime”. He has recently expressed admiration for Barack Obama and strongly condemned attempts at voter suppression, likening it to the behavior of Democrats of the Solid South and citing the pro-voting rights Republicans of his youth as a far better rolemodel for the conservative movement, citing youthful admiration for specifically Everett Dirksen, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., Clifford Case, William Scranton and Barry Goldwater.[49]

    Now get back to writing!

    • July 1, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Throw William Knowland’s name in the mix as well. He along with LBJ crafted the 1957 Civil Rights Bill and was very upset when it got watered down.

  41. 101 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    • 102 57andfemale
      July 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      let’s remember, this is all about special sessions where 2/3 rule does not apply. They couldn’t win legally and honestly, so they pull this crap.

      I loathe Republicans.

    • 103 Nena20409
      July 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Hmm? As our HF2 would quote Jodi Kantor ❓

  42. July 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

  43. 105 Nena20409
    July 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Here’s to all those in TX….standing up for Women. Ryan Wang is a 5 yrs old prodigy playing for 101 yrs old from CBC.

    What a great little boy……

  44. July 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    • 107 Nena20409
      July 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      Finally……there is a song…..

      Thank Goodness. Even if she fails, at least, Give McConnell the Truth and he would think it is hell.

    • 108 Bill
      July 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      She is Secretary of State so she is capable of winning a state wide race.

  45. 109 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    UPDATE.

  46. 111 Mellesia Barnett
    July 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    This Zimmerman trial is getting interesting

    • 112 57andfemale
      July 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Is is still prosecution or did they rest? All the tweets I’m reading sound like things are highlighting pro-Zimmerman.

  47. 113 Gazelle
    July 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    [Dood, your goose is cooked! 15 countries?!!!]:

    MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked U.S. security secrets and is now a fugitive, met Monday morning with Russian diplomatic officials and handed them an appeal to 15 countries for political asylum, a Russian Foreign Ministry official told The Times.

    “It was a desperate measure on his part after Ecuador disavowed his political protection credentials,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. ”In the document Snowden reiterated once again that he is not a traitor and explained his actions only by a desire to open the world’s eyes on the flagrant violations by U.S. special services not only of American citizens but also citizens of European Union including their NATO allies.”

    The official didn’t disclose the countries that were on the list. The meeting took place at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, where Snowden has apparently holed up in a transit lounge since fleeing from Hong Kong while seeking a route to Ecuador or somewhere else that might grant him asylum. […..]

    .
    More here: http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-edward-snowden-asylum-15-countries-20130701,0,1183893.story

  48. 114 Kate
    July 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Help declare women’s independence from the chains government is trying to wrap around our bodies!!! This July 4th we are going to declare our independence in every mailbox, voice mail, and video feed on our legislators social media we can find! Links provided at announcement page. Join us, or start your own and affiliate! Let’s make the 4th of July a Vagina Strike against conservatives!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/475167245902555/


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