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  •  The Austin Chronicle column is very good -- (6+ / 0-)

    informative, and critical of Perry.  Is the Austin Chronicle generally a liberal paper?

    If you find a group or groups in Texas (or nationally) working to protest this outrage, keep us informed, so we can give any help we can from outside the state.

    Thanks.

    •  Yes, the Austin Chronicle is an alternative paper (3+ / 0-)
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      Jonathan Hoag, moiv, Leap Year

      Or whatever we call them these days. The Dallas Observer is another. I might even risk the pimping of Unfair Park.
      Jim Schutze is one of them keeping an eye on Big D. Here is a recent sample of him and Governor Goodhair.

      Oh, I am pretty sure somebody somewhere is gonna protest, but I expect that outside of some federal intervention there will be a lot of poor women that go without the health services that Planned Parenthood offered. It is possible that somebody else out there is gonna pick up the slack in the medical community but I have a feeling that without the DOJ or whoever is in charge of such things getting involved there will be zero change in the Lege or the Governor's Mansion.
      Sorry to sound cynical, but I have been here too long to be too hopeful about my fellow Texans having enough compassionate and thoughtful people to realize this is a really bad policy.

      Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

      by cactusflinthead on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 05:44:22 PM PST

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      •  Okay, so how does one get federal intervention? (1+ / 0-)
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        IANAL, but class action suit? With pro-bono representation? ACLU? Lesbian rights project?  

        “Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.” – Richard Feynman (-9.00,-8.86)

        by Jonathan Hoag on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:23:43 PM PST

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        •  I dunno. What does it usually take? (2+ / 0-)
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          Jonathan Hoag, LSophia

          It took William Wayne Justice to get things done at one point. I honestly don't know. Better minds than mine will have to figure that out. Desegregated schools didn't happen without a fight. This is the Lege and Perry sticking it to the federal government and they have to fight back.

          Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. -- J(ames) Frank Dobie

          by cactusflinthead on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:42:12 PM PST

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          •  Okay. I am not a Texan. And IANAL. We need a (2+ / 0-)
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            LSophia, cactusflinthead

            kossack lawyer in Texas to weigh in. This is diary worthy. You or me? If you want me to post an all hands on deck, message me. my e-mail is spotty.

            “Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.” – Richard Feynman (-9.00,-8.86)

            by Jonathan Hoag on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 06:45:57 PM PST

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