Wednesday, August 16, 2017
So now we're all suffering because of your lack of progressive political vision.
And yes far left people. I'll be reminding you of your ginormous error in judgement from now until November 2020, assuming Orange Julius doesn't blow up the planet between now and then,
Here's Hillary boldly saying it
And President Obama
You were warned. so don't start saying jack about how incompetent Dolt 45 is when you knew the only thing standing between him and the Oval Office was Clinton.
renaming of Dowling Street to Emancipation Avenue.
Yesterday I joined several of my Houston activist friends during the public comment session at City Hall in calling for the city of Houston to remove that statue from this public park.
This statue is nothing more than the perpetuation of the Lost Cause lie. The Spirit of the Confederacy is nothing more than the failed attempt to keep my ancestors perpetually enslaved
That statue needs to go.
The Special Oppression Session ended when the Texas House adjourned without calling hearings on the unjust Senate passed SB 6 or on Rep. Ron Simmons' HB 46 or HB 50 anti-trans hate bills. The Texas Senate did so a few hours later .
Don't mess with Texas trans people. And don't mess with our Texas trans kids.
The Texas trans community, along with the parents of trans kids, Texas based advocacy orgs, legislators, the Texas business community, Texas progressive pastors and our allies testified, phone banked and did what was necessary to kill these bills.
And if Patrick tries to pass anti-trans oppression in Texas in the next session, we'll be there in force to combat it.
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (DINO-Brownsville) is also high on my make him an ex legislator list.
So what's next? I predict the Texas GOP will try to oust Joe Straus as speaker before they attempt to call another Special Oppression Session. He is one of the major reasons Texas didn't go down the disastrous road North Carolina did..
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Still think she's 'worse than Trump?' If you do, you're as delusional as Dolt 45. .
She was the only viable candidate in this race, and the only person standing between Trump and the Oval Office, and some of y'all were too stupid to see it.
Anyway, just to remind you what she said since some of you obviously missed it the first time, here's the video.
And she didn't stop there. She called out Alex Jones and the white supremacist movement, too
We could have had this woman as our president. Instead we have a know nothing racist idiot.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
And this fool in the picture, Peter Cvjetanovic now upset because his picture will forever consume his destiny as one of the angry racists who gathered on this less than proud day in American history
Hey homes, that's why your Klancestors wore hoods. That way they couldn't be identified when they did their racist crap. I'm glad y'all are arrogant enough to reveal yourselves so we know who our enemy is.
But I'm not as concerned about these tiki torch carrying Nazis than I am about the white supremacists who have the power to write legislation that perpetuates the problems that white supremacy causes.
I'm more concerned about the white supremacists who have infiltrated our,military, our law enforcement ranks, and who teach our kids. I'm also concerned about the white supremacists who wear fashion forward pumps
I'm also concerned about the people who through their silence and inaction, condone the behavior of the white supremacists in their midsts, and it's past time for you good white people to prove it through action and come get your racist cousins.
But as shameful as these Nazis and Klansmen rallying was, what was even more disgusting was Trump's morally bankrupt reaction to it.
No Dolt 45, it isn't 'both sides', it was only one side bringing the violence, and it was the white supremacist one who endorsed your campaign and as David Duke reminded us, put you in office.
It is your racist campaign that led to what happened in Charlottesville and emboldened the racist cockroaches to come scurrying out into the light. Your cowardly silence will only encourage more racist acts by them, not end it. and I have zero confidence in your misadministration's willingness to confront them.
It's time once and for all to destroy white supremacy before it destroys the country
Saturday, August 12, 2017
I'm the 2016 champion of the event, and I was there to be a judge for the finals of it.
Was happy to see an increase in the number of women, and especially women of color participating in the event and it was definitely more competitive than the #NN16 Pundit Cup competition I won.
To illustrate the stepped up level of competition at the #NN17 , Bo Shuff, the person I beat in last year's semifinals, was knocked out in the round of 16 by the eventual champion Tenaja Jordan.
But before Tenaja could claim the crown, she had to get through a tough semifinal round with Sarah Badawi and the final with my fellow Texan Chuck Rocha.
Tenaja handled her punditry business, and emerged from the competition as the 2017 Pundit Cup champion She has become the third consecutive woman to win the title.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
It's the first of two trips I'll mate to Atlanta over the next several weeks, and I'm here for my second consecutive Netroots Nation conference. Compared to my maiden 2012 Netroots Nation experience in Providence and last year in St. Louis, it's going to a be a busy one for me with three panel discussion and making an appearance during the Pundit Cup as last year's champion.
And even better I didn't have to fly Spirit to get here since this is Delta's mother hub.
And once again for those of you attending #NN17, I don't bite. If I'm not enroute to a panel or a meeting, I'll always have time to talk to people at these events.
Don't be shy, say hi!
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
But before they get to that first regular season game, they leave their comfy West Virginia training camp digs to head to Charlotte to play their first 2017 preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
And yes, TransGriot readers, once again I'll be doing my NFL season prognostication when the 2017 season kicks off.
We'll see what happens in this first preseason game that kicks off at 6:30 CDT.
This will be the first trip I've taken to the ATL since 2004, and I'm so looking forward to going there and actually stepping out of the airport for a change
In addition to participating in two Saturday panels and on on Thursday/Friday, I'll also be making an appearance during this year's Fourth Annual Pundit Cup competition and the finals on Saturday since yours truly is last year's champ.
One of my panels is at 1:30 PM EDT in the Hanover F room, and is entitled Talking While Black. There will also be at 3:00 PM in the University room an LGBT POC Caucus.
But I'm definitely looking forward to wandering the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree Street convention hotel, seeing some old friends, and as always meeting new ones.
So if you see me wandering the #NN17 convention hotel, don't be shy, say hi!
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The clock is ticking toward the end of the Special Oppression Session on August 18, and while we have SB 3 and the other hate bills hung up in the House, we're still keeping the pressure up on the GOP majority.
I'll be in Houston raising hell at City Council later today, but my heart will be with the group of Texas women leaders countering the big whopper that Lying Lois Kolkhorst told last Thursday at the faux faith based hate rally and make it clear that Texas women oppose this unjust bill.
Texas women will stand together against discrimination—and together, we'll urge lawmakers to reject the dangerous proposed bathroom bills in the final two weeks of special session.
Some lawmakers claim this is a woman’s privacy issue. It is not. They claim this is a safety issue. It is not. Law enforcement officials from across the United States and right here in Texas have made clear that this is a solution in search of a problem. The leading sexual assault expert in our state says this bill will not protect women from sexual assault. Now, women are taking the lead. This is not about women’s safety or privacy.
We are mothers. We are business owners and business executives. We are teachers. We are active in our communities, in local government and in our schools. We are faith leaders and actively involved in our respected houses of worship. We are conservatives, liberals and independents. We represent the rich diversity of our state and we reject attempts to divide us and to score political points through fear and misinformation.
RSVP to let us know you can be there—and please spread the word to women in your network who you know oppose discrimination and agree Texas should be open for business to everyone.
If time permits, please plan to visit legislators while you are at the Capitol to express your opposition to the bathroom bill.
Hope you ATX peeps will give them some love.