Funny thing happened on the way to the legislative dumpster

Irony reigned supreme in the Senate yesterday, involving my new best friend Dan Patrick. Senator Patrick’s SB 357, which is a bill I’m not so sure I’m in favor of dying because it has such a catchy bill number, went down in flames in a vote in the Transportation and Homeland Security Committee yesterday morning. The READ MORE…

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They call him “The Hammer”

Earlier today, House Speaker Pro Tem Craig Eiland’s son Tucker was “presiding” in the House, when the gavel splintered. This…um…hard hitting investigative report might explain why. While I realize that this post is not up to the International Letters From Texas Standards regarding sarcasm, snark, and sleaze, it was just too adorable to pass up. READ MORE…

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Dear Texas Senate:

While you were busy doing all that Senatoring, what was the House doing? Entertaining my favorite comedian, of course. What did you think they were doing, passing your bills? [thanks for the video, Statesman]

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Housekeeping Issues

Issue 1:There have been a few days worth of RSS feed issues to deal with, and now that it seems to be cleared up, it seems like a great time to urge you to subscribe to Letters From Texas in your favorite reader. You can also subscribe to get updates via email, if that’s your preference, READ MORE…

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LFT Worldwide Headquarters Austin City Election Endorsements

I can’t count the number of times in recent days in which somebody has walked to up me and asked, “FUBAR, who are you voting for in the Austin city elections?” Well actually, yes I can: zero. But despite lack of demand, we herein present… FUBAR’s Election Picks Mayor Lee Leffingwell. The choice is clear. READ MORE…

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The Vice Chair of Vice

The Texas Legislature has always been focused on your sins, and this session is no exception. So as a service to you, the crap-reading public, Letters From Texas Worldwide Headquarters herein presents the LFT Sin Legislation Search Engine. Click here for pending bills regulating sex. Clink here for pending bills regulating gambling. Click here for READ MORE…

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iDon’t think this is a very good iDea

Clearly, the folks at Apple’s iPhone division briefly lost their minds.

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The Incredible Shrinking Political Party

About that Rick Perry guy. He’s been pummeled from all fronts lately; from daily newspapers and the blogs, to the political satire shows such as Colbert Report; because of the dust-up regarding secession. He’s been pummeled from all fronts, that is, except for the only front that matters to him. In the process, he’s in READ MORE…

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Small Business of the Day

Have you ever wondered why Texas Democrats* are always talking about protecting small business? Well wonder no more, because if we had more business people like this, the world would indeed be a better place. I proudly present to you Jones’ Good-Ass Barbeque and Foot Massage. Which, turns out, on review of the website, is READ MORE…

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Dear Stephen Colbert:

I was shocked and dismayed beyond belief this morning when I woke up, got my Austin American-Statesman off my lawn, and read about your show last night. Well, ok, that’s a big lie. No actual human beings subscribe to the Austin American-Statesman, or any other newspaper in America. I actually read it on the interwebz READ MORE…

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