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Just talked to Dan Patricks office who told me they had 30 votes last night, more than the 21 required, but that Dewhurst went to the senators and terrorized them into not supporting HB 1937.
A boisterous group of protesters angry over the Texas Senate’s failure to vote on the airport groping bill tried to enter the public gallery this afternoon and were blocked by state troopers. Shouting “treason” and “cowards” and carrying signs and placards, the group of perhaps as many as 100 people entered the State Capitol shortly after 3 p.m. and first went to the House chamber. There, House members quickly informed the shouting group that it was the Senate that had failed to take action late Tuesday on House Bill 1937, which would have made it a crime for security checkpoint screeners to handle the private parts of anyone they screened. The group then marched to the Senate side of the Capitol and tried to enter the third-floor public gallery. Troopers with arms folded blocked them from entry. They stood outside for several minutes, chanting: “Co-wards, co-wards,” Trea-son, trea-son,” and shouted slogans accusing senators and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of being “federal pimps” and “scallawag trash.” They vowed to vote out of office Dewhurst and the senators who opposed passage of the bill.
I went to the TX State Capitol protest. smiley Most of the lawmakers, staff, and lobbyist looked at the group like we were pure scum. Shook the place up a little though! I have some video. I'll try and figure out how to share it from my phone.
Originally posted by smartbuddy
reply to post by MIDNIGHTSUN
Stop flying... that the best way to screw the Feds!
Originally posted by babybunnies
They're gonna push a no fly zone onto a State that has a Governor who is all for succeeding from the Union already?
If Texas splits in response to this sort of thing or some other similar action by the US Government, it would be an economic disaster for the United States.
Expect to see gas over $10 a gallon, and all sorts of other economic ramifications.
If the US Government did something like this, and caused a succession, it would be the first nail in the coffin for the United States.
Originally posted by cloaked4u
I'm glad our gov't is in control of this situation. As star wars would say. Oh i'm sorry, the deathstar will be fully operational, young jedi.
Originally posted by fixer1967
I am really starting to hope the world does end on 12-21-12. I am sick of this crap. I feel like I am in a bad movie or something. It is way past time to hit the reset button. The world needs to start over. There is no fixing this, it is FUBAR