Warning, Austin: Your Female City Councilors Will Talk a Lot, Hate Math

The Austin American-Statesman brings news that the city’s new, majority-female city council is apparently stoking some anxiety: city employees were recently treated to a very special training on how to deal with lady legislators. To wit: women talk a lot, and they’re really bad at math. » 5/13/15 3:30pm 5/13/15 3:30pm

Texas Just Had Its First Legal Gay Wedding, State Still Throwing Tantrum

A legal shot across the bow or a crack in the dam, no matter how you want to describe it in metaphor, the legal marriage of two women in Austin, Texas continues to show that state same-sex marriage bans are just as likely to be ended in "death by a thousand cuts" as they are by one major Supreme Court ruling. » 2/19/15 10:50pm 2/19/15 10:50pm

Texas Bra Shop Humiliates Trans Woman, Despite 'Inclusive Policy'

An Austin, Texas undergarments store is receiving quite the backlash over an allegation that it treated a trans Austinite very badly. According to the complainant, she was asked for ID stating she was female and told she needed to have had sex reassignment surgery in order to have the fitting. » 6/30/14 11:45pm 6/30/14 11:45pm

Hell Yeah: Texas Woman Lays Into Legislators at Abortion Bill Hearing

As testimony for and against the Texas abortion bill continues, we have a new contender for most badass speech yet. Meet Texas resident Sarah Slamen, the soon-t0-be New Yorker brilliantly calls out her state's legislators, thanking them for finally doing their bullshit dirty work in the public eye for everyone to… » 7/09/13 10:10pm 7/09/13 10:10pm

Texas Trying to Secede from Union, Austin Trying to Secede from Texas

Now that the election is over and the cry babies have had their temper tantrums, they're now starting to regroup. Or maybe they're actually still in the midst of a collective nervous breakdown? Who can tell with these right wing ding dongs? Their first order of business is not taking a good hard look at themselves… » 11/14/12 12:55pm 11/14/12 12:55pm

The Best Thing to Drink While Watching The Princess Bride

The only way to improve upon an evening spent watching The Princess Bride for the thousandth time is to add wine. And now there's the perfect wine for the occasion, Princess Bride wine! "The Bottle of the Wits" is the genius creation of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and you can choose from the "Inconceivable… » 2/02/12 9:05pm 2/02/12 9:05pm

Airport Sedition II: Is Jesse Jackson A Hypocrite Or Are We Just In A…

Another day, another round of airports (only, this time, everyone's Stateside) as our semi-beloved Spencer Attackerman heads to Netroots Nation in Austin to represent the Washington Independent and I sit alone outside of security having driven him to BWI as way to convince him to keep doing Crappy through tomorrow.… » 7/17/08 10:00am 7/17/08 10:00am

Who Would God Vote For? Probably the Fascists!

Not that I ever smoked, but I guess I'd start, too, if my house looked like that. But there are disasters all over the place today, from Hillary's wonderful comments on race to the innocent guy we held in Gitmo who decided that the terrorists were right about us to the Myanmar cyclone pictured. It's disaster day on… » 5/08/08 10:00am 5/08/08 10:00am

Obama: Gotta Get That Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Another week, another Friday Crappy Hour in which the lesser-known Crappyist Megan (of Glamocracy) is forced to beg for someone to write it with her so that she can avoid talking to herself online like she does in real life. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman (of the Washington Independent and the newly-launched Attackerman)… » 4/18/08 10:00am 4/18/08 10:00am