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May 30, 2017 – Turn Out the Lights; the Party’s Over!

May 30, 2017 – Turn Out the Lights; the Party’s Over!

“Turn out the lights; the party’s over;

They say that all good things must end;

Turn out the lights: the party’s over;

And tomorrow starts the same old thing again.”

I doubt that the wonderful country singer Ray Price was talking about the government. Yesterday was sine die for the 85th Texas Legislature. The day of adjournment until called again. Or until Governor Abbott checks his vacation calendar.

So how did the 85th Legislature end? In protest of SB 4 – Immigration. There was the 3 AM singing at the Governor’s Mansion protests. A Republican House member called Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to remove protestors in the capitol. Note: these protesters in red should not be confused with the women dressed in red as in The Hand Maiden’s Tale.  These were in The Senate Gallery. These and others were protesting almost every piece of legislation. In fact, it is difficult to know your protestors in Austin without a program.

Then there was the floor shoving match in the House of Representatives which resulted in a threatening language to a colleague with words like “gun” and “bullet” and “your head” in the same sentence. This was followed by the Governor signing new gun legislation. Do not go ballistic; I happen to like guns. Just saying PR people need to do better at press releasing timing.

And that is just the tip of the dome. According to The Houston Chronicle, it will cost about $800,000 for one special session. But it will be so worth it for Dan, The Evangelical to lead the Bathroom Brigade of Buffoonery into Texas Public Schools. Because there is one thing every Texas school child needs to know and that is where to go to the bathroom. Biology textbooks will soon show diagrams that show is it is not just “the outside” junk that counts in gender, but also “the inside junk.” We all know the only places that transgender people hang out are public schools.Designating a special place to urinate in schools should be the highest priority of the Texas legislature.

Here’s what I’m thinking. When Dan the Evangelical gets his way and the idiots are called to leave their villages, the Texas bathroom bill will pass. Therefore every bathroom that is designated “The Different One” should have a poster size photo of Dan, the Evangelical falling on his sword.

Keep your voter registration card current.

Monday, May 16, 2016 – Smoking in the Boys’ Room

Monday, May 16, 2016 – Smoking in the Boys’ Room – You wish that was all that is going on in a high school bathroom.

Note: This is not about transgender and bathroom issues. It is about the Texas Executive Branch making decisions it does not have a statutory authority to make.

To: Governor Greg Abbot and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick,

I have a few questions regarding The Bathroom Issue. Now I did not go to law school, but I am pretty good at educational law and looking at schools.

When was the last time either of you went to a bathroom in a high school? Not the one in the teachers’ lounge or in the principal’s office. The one for the students at the end of the hall. Or the bathroom isolated in the building somewhere. Do you have any idea what can and does go on in a middle or high school bathroom? And sadly, even elementary school bathrooms have bullies and fights.

Governor Abbott? Is filing lawsuits against the Executive Branch of the federal government all you know how to do? How much does this cost me and the taxpayers of Texas? Wouldn’t these dollars be better spent going to the public schools of Texas?

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Pictorial representation of the educational institution in Texas. Photo by me.

Check for understanding: The Texas Executive Office (that would be Abbott and Costello, I mean Patrick) are willing to sacrifice the boys and girls of the Texas public schools by not accepting federal education money over school bathrooms? And you two made this decision on your own?

Don’t both of your offices in the capitol have private potties? Was the Governor’s bathroom modified to accommodate wheels?

Here’s What I’m Thinking – How about labeled port-a-potties? Line them up outside like privies. Label them. Color code them. One can go to the bathroom under which ever label they feel most comfortable.

Labels include, but not limited to:

  • Transgender Male to Female
  • Transgender Female to Male
  • Still Confused
  • Straight Boys
  • Gay Boys
  • Straight Girls
  • Lesbians
  • Don’t Care
  • Unisex
  • Bisex
  • Transex
  • Metrosex
  • Asex
  • Straight Males of Color
  • Straight Females of Color
  • Gay People of Color

I suggest you place a row of port-a-potties near the athletic facilities. This should include portable facilities broken down by sport:

    • Football
    • Men’s Basketball
    • Women’s Basketball
    • Track
    • Field

You get the idea. These could be pay toilets like there were in the 1950’s. One had to pay to pee. Fund raisers for the booster clubs perhaps.

It could bring good advertising opportunities for local businesses. Just think – This port-a-potty for Straight Boys is sponsored by Kevin’s Klean Kars!

Save your Confederate Toilet Paper. The South is Gonna Rise Again!

Friday, May 13, 2016 – To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question.

Friday, May 13, 2016 – To Pee or Not to Pee – That is the Question.

Snarky Friday Returns. It is Friday, the 13th and a full moon. The crazy people come into the light.

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Photo by me. Austin Graffiti Wall August 2013

I am not fond of lawmakers trying to pass legislation about my body or my bodily functions. I just do not think morality can be legislated. Urinating does appear to be an unalienable right and does fall under life, since one will die if he or she does not urinate. I suppose liberty and pursuit of happiness do fall into the bowl too. Liberty as in “free to pee” and happiness since, well, who isn’t happy with an empty bladder? But should this be a political issue?

I see where Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick is willing to fall on his sword regarding the Fort Worth Independent School District and the Superintendent’s stance on transgender bathrooms.

Which part of INDEPENDENT School District do you not understand, Lt. Gov. Patrick? Last time I looked at the Texas Constitution and the Texas Education Code, the Executive Office cannot single out one school district and make decisions for the district. It falls under local control – you know that platform you advocate?

Regardless of one’s opinion on transgender and bathrooms and who pees where, the issue is authoritarian control by the Texas Legislature regarding school districts and the policies adopted locally.

One must listen carefully to the language used. Tomorrow the POTUS will issue a “Directive” to public schools regarding transgender and bathrooms.  In spite of Lt. Governor Patrick’s rhetoric, it is not an Executive Order. It is not a law. It does not “force” anybody to do anything. Lt. Gov, you are just making up stuff as you usually do and the lemmings march to the sea behind you.

I wonder how the bathrooms will look in the proposed 63 MILLION dollar football stadium in McKinney ISD. At that price tag there could be many bathrooms. Something for everyone. I wonder how much instruction 63 million dollars would provide?

Oh well. I hope you get to pee wherever you want to.

Contributions to this article come from The Yellow Stream, by I.P. Freely.