Friday, January 20, 2012

Rick Perry Drops Out Of Presidential Race Because He Is Completely Unelectable

Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the
presidential race on Thursday and endorsed the equally scummy Newt Gingrich.

“I have come to the conclusion that there is no viable path to victory for my candidacy in 2012,” Perry said in North Charleston, S.C., just two days before the primary there. “I believe Newt is a conservative visionary who can transform our country.”

Perry has returned home to Texas, where he has three years left to continuing screwing up the state with his blatant incompetence and unique brand of bat-shit crazy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Texas Children Are All Potential Criminals According To Texas Officials

As reported from Boing Boing:

In The Guardian, Chris McGreal looks at the horrific state of policing in Texas schools. The age of criminal responsibility in Texas is 10, and many schools have uniformed police officers on site who ticket small children for throwing paper airplanes or flipping the teacher off. The tickets carry steep fines, and if you graduate with unpaid fines, you go to prison.
Among the more extreme cases documented by Appleseed is of a teacher who had a pupil arrested after the child responded to a question as to where a word could be found in a text by saying: "In your culo (arse)", making the other children laugh. Another pupil was arrested for throwing paper aeroplanes.
Students are also regularly fined for "disorderly behaviour", which includes playground scraps not serious enough to warrant an assault charge or for swearing or an offensive gesture. One teenage student was arrested and sent to court in Houston after he and his girlfriend poured milk on each other after they broke up. Nearly one third of tickets involve drugs or alcohol. Although a relatively high number of tickets – up to 20% in some school districts – involve charges over the use of weapons, mostly the weapons used were fists.
The very young are not spared. According to Appleseed, Texas records show more than 1,000 tickets were issued to primary schoolchildren over the past six years (although these have no legal force at that age). Appleseed said that "several districts ticketed a six-year-old at least once in the last five years".

Monday, January 9, 2012

Snoop Dog Gets Busted For Pot In West Texas

Snoop Dogg (aka Calvin Broadus, Jr.) was arrested at the West Texas Border Patrol checkpoint for having .13 pounds of marijuana in his tour bus. Sierra Blanca, Texas is the same city where Willie Nelson was busted last year. Yo, Sierra Blanca, can we ease up on the musicians, puh-lease? Rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash were arrested in El Paso in September, and even Johnny Cash spent the night in jail there in 1965.

Snoop had the good sense (?) to have his (California) prescription for medical marijuana on him. U.S. Border Patrol officials arrested him anyway, and Hudspeth County sheriff’s deputies subsequently issued Broadus a citation.