Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I'm not defending special sessions just to make prosaic governmental policy, but you seem to be for it.
Well, that's a way to deliebrately misread what I said. I said I would be all for eliminating special sessions at the state level and nation-wide if
it were truly equal, even and without political bias. I was even very clear on that point. How can you read the opposite? Anyway... I stated here
again, my position on Special Session at state level. Hopefully that clears it up.
My point in bringing up the fact that this was a special session used as an underhanded political tactic, was that you were criticizing what the
citizens of Texas were doing to protest the previous attempted power grab by Texas Republicans on this same issue.
In point of fact, and to be specific...there is absolutely nothing underhanded about this particular calling of a special session. It's allowed and
provided for under Texas state law.
How often does the legislature meet?
The Legislature of the State of Texas, operating under the biennial system, convenes its regular sessions at noon on the second Tuesday in January of
odd-numbered years. The maximum duration of a regular session is 140 days. The governor is given authority under the state constitution to convene
the legislature at other times during the biennium. Such sessions are known as called or special sessions and are reserved for legislation that the
governor deems critically important in the conduct of state affairs. Called sessions are limited to a period of 30 days, during which the
legislature is permitted to pass laws only on subjects submitted by the governor in calling for the
As you can see. It's written write into state process as an option and means to handle business the Governor, whichever party he may be a member of,
deems necessary to call them back for, within the 2 year break between official sessions. I stand behind what I said first about doing away with them
..but only if it's in all states and not a political hack job to achieve a specific outcome.
But you know, special sessions of legislative bodies is not what this thread is about. It is about the heavy-handed, sexist and discriminatory
security practices of the Republican-controled state house, and how evidently tampons and sanitary napkins are a security threat, but guns and bullets
Indeed.. The thread is about display of some of the most pointed partisan hatred the site has seen in awhile. While most are turning from the games
and evils of partisan fighting...others are turning more in to embrace it. Odd how that's working but the thread is a fine example of that aspect.
Like the DPS, you're trying to deflect the issue by making specious claims about these citizen protesters planning to hurl jars of human waste at the
lawmakers without providing any evidence of it. Until the DPS shows some of these jars of human waste and paint, and can verify that people actually
brought them in, I am not buying it.
Well, fortunately, I'm sure the Texas Department of Public Safety has absolutely no concern what you or others believe or don't believe. They
aren't acting for public consumption but for public safety. It's a shame when partisan agenda runs SO deep and so dark, that can't be seen for what
it is. Now, feces, urine and blood soaked items HAVE been used in protests of this nature in the past. It's been done
. They have every good
reason to look for it in the future...especially with what sounded like more specific reason in this case. It's not like they came up with an
imaginary concern that's never seen real use against real people before.
Texas is determined the travesty of the Statehouse in Wisconsin NEVER happens in their state. Good for them on that, too.
All you conservatives and Republicans can do is deflect, deflect, deflect. You refuse to deal with the facts of the matter.
Deflect what? I've tried to address each point you've deemed to reply with, each in turn and as specific as I can be given whatever the point is.
Unless "Deflect" is just a blanket charge to throw at anyone who stands more politically right than you do, you've totally lost me with that
accusation. I miss where you're even seeing deflection ...but I'll be happy to go back and address anything at all you think I was evasive on. It's
never my intent in a political debate.