Letter to Texas Senator Bryan Hughes re: SB6, the bathroom bill

Dear Senator Hughes,

I see that you are a co-author of SB6. However, I am writing to express my strong opposition to this type of legislation.

On the practical side: It is a waste of time and money. It is unnecessary. It will not solve any “safety” problems that it is purported to be the solution to. It is unenforceable. Its backlash, as demonstrated in other states, will cause significant harm to the Texas economy.…

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Great Texas Pee-In – March 7, 8:00am, Capitol Extension, E1.036, Austin (updated location!)

Transgender bathroom sign: We Don't Care

The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs has scheduled a hearing on the Texas “Bathroom Bill” (SB 6).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Room E1.036
(Senate Finance Room)
Capitol Extension
Austin, Texas

I have visions of great crowds of people lining up to pee in the “wrong” bathrooms!!

Of course, if you can’t do that, you CAN contact your senator and the committee members and tell them what a great waste of time (not to mention …

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Texas “Bathroom Bill” referred to committee

Transgender bathroom sign: We Don't Care

Texas SB6, the Texas “bathroom bill,” has been referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. No date for a hearing has yet been set.

The Committee contact information, if you care to badger them, is:

Senate Committee on State Affairs (C570)
Clerk: Addison Reagan
Phone: (512) 463-0380
Room: SHB 380

Committee members are:

Chair: Sen. Joan Huffman
Vice Chair: Sen. Bryan Hughes

Members: Sen. Brian Birdwell
Sen. Brandon Creighton
Sen. Craig Estes
Sen. Eddie Lucio,

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Texas “Bathroom Bill” – Go Pee in the “Wrong” Bathroom!

So…

They are planning to introduce one of those “bathroom bills” in the Texas Legislature. The bill number is SB 6. You can read it here.

Here is what I think should happen:

On the day the committee is holding a hearing on the bill, everyone should show up at the state capitol, and line up to pee in the “wrong” bathroom. Thousands and thousands of people. All going into the “wrong” bathroom to …

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A Mystical Experience at Delphi

Some places just have a vibe about them. You can feel it when you go there. It’s in the air — or something. There’s just something special about the place, something perhaps a little other-wordly, something….

This is how “sacred places” become sacred.

Last month during our trip to Greece, we visited Delphi, site of the famous Oracle. Delphi has a vibe to it. It’s been a sacred site since as far back as …

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Scammers Who Can’t Even Scam Correctly…

You’re familiar with Snotty Phone, correct? If not, you need to check out Snotty Phone’s first video (click the image), because it will give you some context for the story you are about to read.

As you can tell from the video, Snotty is not particularly fond of telemarketers — although she does like to have fun with them. But sometimes a telemarketer — or in this case, a flat-out scammer — puts a little …

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Picture of Noel Neill. Credit: Hollywood Reporter

Sad News for Superman Fans: Noel Neill Has Died

Sad news for Superman fans. Noel Neill, who WAS Lois Lane to those of us of a certain age, has died.

I actually met her once, and got to play a scene from “Superman” with her onstage. This was at one of her personal appearances in the early ’70s. I was a winner of a Superman trivia contest sponsored by the local Philly underground newspaper (called the Daily Planet), and the winners got free …

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