Caption Contest: What is this cop thinking?
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:59:11 +0000
KSAT got a hold of this viewer-submitted photo, of what looks to be a SAPD motorcycle cop testing his faith on Good Friday. Look for the follow-up story, “SAPD officer in critical condition after car reversed into him on I-35,” tonight at 10.
Bonehead Quote of the Week: David Barton on SA’s LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:29 +0000
During an evangelical conference held in Austin earlier this month, Texas’ self-taught pseudo-historian David Barton took aim at San Antonio’s recently passed non-discrimination ordinance, a measure that grants equal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents in hiring and firing, public accommodations, fair housing, city employment, contracts and board appointments by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the city code. After months of heated debate, the long and controversial fight to secure equal rights for all SA residents is now in our rearview mirror. But Barton, echoing the misinformation spouted from vehement right-wing critics that showed up in droves at City Council chambers for months, gave us a throwback we could do without. As religious conservative watchdog group, the Texas Freedom Network reports: “The problem is, under the non-discrimination ordinance that they just passed in San Antonio, if you did what JC [former Republican Congressman JC Watts of Oklahoma] did tonight and if you stand up for traditional marriage—marriage is a man and a woman—you are dismissed from office in San Antonio under the new city law,” said Barton. “So JC, even though he’s elected by an overwhelming majority in San Antonio, he’s out the door. ‘You can’t do […]
Survey Finds Texans Support Marijuana Regulation
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:54:08 +0000
A recently conducted survey shows Texans don’t mind if you toke up. Progress Texas created a confidential online survey two weeks ago asking Texans if they support marijuana decriminalization, medicinal use and full regulation. It turns out each policy received more than 90 percent support from the roughly 8,000 respondents, according to preliminary results from the progressive advocacy group. Results: Decriminalization, 92.6 percent said yes, 2.6 percent said no, 0.8 percent said “don’t know”; medicinal use, 98.3 percent said yes, 1.1 percent said no, 0.6 said “don’t know” and as for full regulation: 91.7 percent said yes, 5 percent said no and 3.3 percent said “don’t know.” “The early numbers show that marijuana regulation may be more popular than Texas football,” said Phillip Martin, deputy director of Progress Texas, in a statement. “We’re still in the first quarter of our outreach, but Texans appear ready for a serious conversation about marijuana regulation.” Other recent findings highlight changing attitudes toward marijuana use among Texans. A February 2014 poll from the Texas Tribune/The University of Texas at Austin reported most Texans would support marijuana legalization for medical use and a near-majority would be okay with legalizing it for any use. Nearly 50 percent of registered voters would legalize pot for any purpose—either […]