Texas Governor Rick Perry calls another 30 day special session of the Texas Legislature so they can have another shot at passing their anti-abortion bill that barely missed the deadline earlier this week. Perry says “Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn.”
Meanwhile, the State of Texas put Kimberly McCarthy to death. It was their 500th execution since the death penalty was reinstated in the US. Texas accounts for more than one-third of the executions in the US. The next closest state, Virginia, has performed 110 executions.
I’ll leave you with the Daily Show’s recap of the Texas filibuster:
The best quote is about the Texas Senate Republicans changing the time of the vote to make it look like it happened in time:
They simply believe that if late one night when you’re swept away by your emotions you make a stupid mistake, you should always have a chance to fix it later and not have to live with the consequences.