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

Daily Show: Florida Congressman Relentlessly Messes with Texas

About nine-tenths of what Congress does is useless. Every so often they manage to pass a budget or something, but for the most part, they just furtively re-decorate their offices and turn oxygen into carbon dioxide. And, as the Daily Show pointed out last night, occasionally deliver stinging, unneccessary, completely… » 2/05/15 10:10am 2/05/15 10:10am

Epic Swingers Party Forced to Shutter Its Doors Because 'Decency'

There's a very special mansion in North Arlington, Texas where swingers have allegedly been getting down for a while now —- USA Today notes that about 60 parties have taken place in the mansion dubbed Eutopia. But on Wednesday, the city ordered Eutopia's host, David Esopenko, to shutter its swingin' doors. » 2/01/15 6:15pm 2/01/15 6:15pm

Gay Marriage Is Coming To Texas, So Texas Throws A Temper Tantrum

It looks very likely that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will strike down the same-sex marriage bans in its jurisdiction. This isn't surprising. Yet, Texas has decided it will throw a temper tantrum. House Bill 623 would take away the salary of any clerk attempting to comply with court rulings striking down the… » 1/10/15 4:43pm 1/10/15 4:43pm

FYI: Major Anti-Abortion Groups Funded by Crusty Male Billionaire

We all keep forgetting about Dan and Farris Wilks. They seem to like it that way. The billionaire Texan brothers made their money in the masonry and fracking businesses, then poured it right back into some of their favorite causes. Now's a good time to review the work of Farris Wilks' baby, the Thirteen Foundation,… » 12/23/14 12:30pm 12/23/14 12:30pm

Someone Registered 'Blow-me.org' in the Name of a GOP Congressman 

Huh: Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski reports that someone has registered the website 'Blow-me.org' using the name and email address of Texas Tea Party Congressman Blake Farenthold. That's an okay prank, or, alternately, is something Blake Farenthold should have registered through a third party. Probably the first one. » 12/12/14 3:10pm 12/12/14 3:10pm

Texas Football Team's Rapey Tee Shirts: 'Ssh, Just Let It Happen'

A Texas high school football team is very sorry if anybody misunderstood their hilarious team t-shirts, which read: "We take what we want — Shhhhhh just let it happen." The Warriors, the footballing youths of Martin High School in Arlington, say that the joke is definitely not an allusion to rape, and they're not sure… » 10/30/14 4:00pm 10/30/14 4:00pm

Houston's Lesbian Mayor Is Getting Flooded With Protest Bibles

Houston mayor Annise Parker has been sent between 500 and 1,000 Bibles at her home, part of a bizarre protest effort orchestrated by Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, and with enthusiastic support from Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. That quartet of geniuses claims that Parker, Houston's first openly gay mayor, is spearheading… » 10/29/14 12:50pm 10/29/14 12:50pm