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05.21.10 Bucky Turco

Conservative members of the Texas Board of Education will punish generations of students after voting to institute a right wing-skewed curriculum that will place a lot less emphasis on fact and a lot more importance on ideology. Here’s a good rundown of at least 10 changes that will effectively push Texas school kids (and others) […]

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02.18.10 Bucky Turco

Photographer Steve DeMent shot some telling photos of the charred-out home that Austin Kamikaze pilot Joseph Andrew Stack lit fire before he jumped in a plane and crashed into a seven-story building housing government offices earlier this afternoon. Luckily, his wife and child survived, but the house isn’t likely to share the same fate. Photos: […]

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Bucky Turco

Earlier, a small plane crashed into a building housing various federal agencies like the IRS (MSNBC says the FBI shares an address but is located across the street) creating a “huge fireball.” Anyway, the pilot reportedly set his own house on fire and stole a plane before flying into the offices, which if true, would […]

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02.10.10 Bucky Turco

Billboard liberator and popagandist, Ron English, was in McAllen, Texas this past weekend to discuss an upcoming exhibit and can now update his resume to include bovine bombing. He just couldn’t resist doing some public art, so he unleashed on these live canvasses. Let the faux outrage begin! Photos: Popaganda […]

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01.20.10 Cajun Boy

The Republican-controlled Texas State Board of Education is inching toward mandating that all history textbooks used in public schools be free from “liberal bias,” which means “removing mention of Ted Kennedy and Cesar Chavez from textbooks in favor of new entries on the National Rifle Association and Phyllis Schlafly.” […]

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12.18.09 Will Sherman

As it turns out, a Texas judge’s fiery speech sentencing a teenager to eight years in prison for graffiti was all for show. District Court Judge Marisela Saldaña apparently didn’t understand that stacking sentences, which would have forced 18-year-old Sebastian Perez to serve four two-year prison terms consecutively, wasn’t allowed for this case. Yesterday, Judge […]

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12.17.09 Will Sherman

Yesterday, news of a Texas judge’s decision to imprison a teenage vandal for eight years without parole caused quite a stir, with most people agreeing that the punishment was way too extreme. Judge Marisela Saldaña clearly didn’t dole out such an egregious sentence to cover the cost of cleaning up the $7,300 of damage Sebastian […]

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12.16.09 Will Sherman

Another Texas teenager is being inordinately punished for graffiti. 18-year-old Sebastian Perez was sentenced to 8 years in state prison after pleading guilty to three vandalism charges and one for pot possession. […]

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12.04.09 Cajun Boy

Yesterday afternoon I spoke to a friend who lives in Houston, Texas. In the course of our phone conversation, I griped a bit about how warm it was in my apartment due to the unseasonably high temperatures, to which my friend responded, “Yeah, so much for global warming, eh?” Well, today it snowed in Houston […]

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09.24.09 Cajun Boy

Well here’s your Randy Quaid fugitive on the run update: after a struggle with police, Quaid and his wife Evi have been apprehended and arrested in Marfa, Texas, which I hear is a lovely place to be arrested this time of year. |TMZ| […]

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