. . Belle's seen one House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, blog thinks it's seen 'em all. sure, at the House Appropriations S/C on Articles VI, VII & VIII on Monday, February 20, Belle paid close attention to every little detail regarding how TxDOT plans to spend those sweet, sweet Prop. 1 (2014) and Prop. 7… Continue reading Paxton did what to who? RAFFLES.
when most people think of TX Ag Commissioner Sid Miller Mad Hatter they think of Trump on a Jesus shot with an office full of carcasses and a 50 gallon hat. some may even comment on his authorship of the Texas sonogram which requires the doctor to shove a wand in your yoni to, ya know,… Continue reading is that Jesus in your shot or are you just happy to grift me? (a tale of fees)
Belle's author has been moving and the session started. Belle would like to post every day, but when Belle's author gets home and reads what's been going on outside the Pink Dome she becomes convinced that the legislative hearings this year are nothing but theatre. not theatre with a back room where things get done--fucking… Continue reading programming note
things the Texas Legislature is obligated to do: pass a budget. and they get paid $7,200 each to do it--everything else is window dressing. sure, some people will tell you that legislative budget hearings are boring--those people are wrong. but they have the right to be wrong, we have a whole amendment for them… Continue reading TX Sen Fi Digest 1/23/17
. 1 for the record: Belle's author was never wild about this notion that Texas would follow up Judge John Specia with the former head of the Texas Rangers as the Commissioner for DFPS. she wasn't gaga for someone who'd spent the last quarter century dealing with perpetrators to be in charge of the displaced and discarded.… Continue reading 20 ways of looking at CPS
you may think it would be difficult for Belle to pick who is hands down THE WORST among the boogers that consistently get elected in TX. but, now that Kyle Janek has been disposed of, it's OMG Kenny, could you not make headlines for a week?! it's bad enough that the top law enforcement officer in… Continue reading towel watch 2016 part 1
the debate, oh the debate. that glorious treasure trove of a debate. everyone is talking about it and since Belle didn't post about the previous two or the VP one, let's gab. what can we say that is not being said by everyone else on the planet? we could talk about how Trump es muy malo para… Continue reading don’t call us Tejas, we are not friends.
in a normal world the 5th hour into a 9 hour house hearing--any 9 hour house hearing--finds you dusting your keyboard with Cheeto crumbs and wondering where all the Tylenol disappeared to. you don't remember buying Cheetos--you don't even like Cheetos. but you will conquer this bag of Cheetos and origami its aluminum laminated with polypropylene husk into a hat. you're sure… Continue reading House Committee on Messing with Dan Patrick
by now you've been clued into the fact that the ludicrous tangerine ballbag is recruiting poll watchers. so what's the probability of your polling place looking less like a library and more like this on E-day? according to Vox's Dara Lind we might be in danger--especially if Trump loses. Mother Jones Patrick G. Lee provided a more sober view: it depends… Continue reading a little bit nerves of steel.
I don't have any words left. I'm going to let some other smart people take it from here. “If abandoned rage asks, Who should answer for this?/ Say, the very blood of our lives eats composure up.” ~ Claudia Rankine, The End of the Alphabet: Poems there are too many worthy quotes from "Rape Joke" by… Continue reading PSA : “Close call, Miss Geography!”