hoomie says: Regarding that picture of that racist ass TX protester in the burqa, I cannot believe whoever runs this blog didn't think for a single damn second how racist and Islamophobic that was. I really thought you guys were at least a little intelligent, but I guess not. Done with this blog until someone who still follows it reblogs an apology from you guys onto my dash. This is disgusting of you.
» SFB says: I was at the protests all week, and this protester’s statement stood out, so I took a picture and posted it on the blog. I didn’t say I supported the costume; I just posted a picture of it. That’s what photojournalism is. I apologize if you found it offensive or disrespectful, but my goal with this photograph, and the others I took, was to document what was happening in Texas this week—the good, the bad, and the ugly. So again, I understand why you found it offensive, but we weren’t implying an opinion either way on the image. — Seth @ SFB
She was the daughter of a single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.Texas Gov. Rick Perry •
And CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked, ‘All that energy to avoid the vote. Why not spend the time trying to compromise and figure out the bill in the first place?’ Yeah, what a waste of time. Wendy, examine your priorities.HyperVocal’s Slade Sohmer calls out cable news for ignoring, and worse, misrepresenting the situation in Texas last night. The piece really nails everything that’s wrong with cable news these days.
An unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics, disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies.Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, pronouncing Texas Senate Bill 5 dead. source