Senator Kirk Watson, at approximately 5:00 PM Tuesday night, made the statement that pinned at least myself and some others to their seats for hours to come. But first let me explain the course of events throughout the day.
The grandstanding over voter ID started at roughly 10:15 AM, although some people, like myself, were there at the published time of 9 AM. They"gavelled in". At first chance, Senator VanDePutte demanded to know from Senator Duncan about, what a Dallas Paper called "the conspicuous abscence" of the Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott. The whodunit mystery is still unsolved. Abbot may have merely bowed out for self preservation.
The day became night. The night became the wee hours of the morning. The morning became dawn and the following work day. Public input was finally allowed after sunrise at 6:30 AM. After exhaustive expert testimony and inconsiderate grandstanding, one thing became apparent: these Senators, at least the Democrats, were fighting for their stations at the Texas Capitol. Why else would they drone on and on to the behest of reason and leave their constituents and the general public to diffuse out. The length of the proceedings was a disenfranchisement tactic of its own.
I didn't wait. I cashed in my chips at 1:30 AM and left 40 copies of my 2 cents for the Texas Senate in handwritten testimony - bad grammar and all. Filled with run-on sentences so forth and so on. It was a wholly dissatisfying process because if Kirk Watson had not made an attempt to hitch the Real ID to Voter ID, I would have done what Gregg Abbott did and go M.I.A.
Texas doesn't need the federal identity to confirm Texas State identity or identity laws. He was trying to get the Republicans to kill their own bill. Hash it out.. Yes - hash it out amongst yourselves until 10:00 AM and adjourn until Monday the following week - BUT DON'T BRING IN THE FASCIST, EXPENSIVE, F**KING FEDERAL REAL ID!! Kirk Watson mentioned the Carter/Baker bipartisan hitch, however swill and loose in logic, to the Voter ID. Senator Watson, forced the issue and then I had to stay with the other miserable folks in the gallery.
I hate Jimmy Carter right now. I was a four year old when he left office. He seemed like the nice, white peanut farmer from Georgia. That was until I learned he's a globalist, eugenics pacifier nursing up to Bildeburg's think tanks and the New World Order. Carter is also IN FAVOR of Voter ID. The Texas Dems were OPPOSED to Voter ID.
Last night I connected with my inner punk. If I wasn't a respectable citizen I would have found his hypothetical car and written stuff all over it in purple pancake batter. It might have resembled something like YOU'RE AN ASSHOLE!! -and - HOW DARE YOU? It's my blog. It's rated R for decision making adults. Pancake batter is better for vandalism. It's 3D after several minutes and the proteins eat into the finish. Don't try this at home...
However, I'm not exactly happy with the Republicans for making this an issue otherwise this never would have happened. However - even if its an obvious Karl Rove move to skew elections to Republican strengths. Who's to say that some of these Republicans won't turn right around and pay Mexicans to vote Republican in the polls. They do stuff like that all the time; because American politics might be dominated by lying dirtbags who only want power for themselves. I might add there hasn't been a dominant criminal prosecution trial for voter fraud in a very long time. They should try to get one without citing arbitrary laws for identity .. I'm just being a person of reason here. Otherwise this was all a waste of time.