It's hard to explain the level of irony but I'll try:
$30,000 of his campaign funds came from Texas Right to Life.
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140,000 kids in America have lost a parent to COVID.
68,000+ Texans are gone.

Right to Life.
14,135 children in Texas have lost a primary caregiver to COVID.
Those kids' lives will never be the same.
Tell them about "freedom."
In Texas, a disproportionate number of the kids who have lost a caregiver to COVID are Latino: 58% of the 14,135 kids who are living through this awful trauma.

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14 Oct
Debate starting now on HB 25, a bill backed by zero evidence and with overwhelming committee testimony against it, to put into Texas law a ban on transgender children's right to participate in public school activities with their friends.
Rep. Swanson, bill author, is now citing that the UIL dep. dir. said there has been "an exponential increase in calls" about trans kids playing sports.
But in testimony, that same UIL rep could not a single instance of an issue with trans kids playing UIL sports in TX.
Rep. Swanson just invoked Renee Richards, a transgender woman who played tennis in the 1970s.
(Everyone has seen the "transgender takeover of women's sports" since then...right?)
Read 39 tweets
14 Oct
“These kids are…just trying to stay alive...I hope there will be enough grace in our state to find a better solution...I apologize for getting a little emotional. But when you spend time with these kids, it changes your heart in important ways.”
UT Gov Spencer Cox
“This is not a South Dakota issue, we already know that. It’s a national cause for certain people.”
SD President Pro Tem Lee Schoenbeck (R-Watertown)
SD Sen. Helene Duhamel (R-Rapid City) did not support the bill because the issue impacts so few students and the bill creates more problems than it solves.
Read 10 tweets
13 Oct
Political Director for TX GOP wants to replace the "goddess of liberty" statue, atop the Capitol since 1888, w/a crucifix.
Party platform: "All monuments or markers...shall be protected by law from being removed, defaced, destroyed, or otherwise dishonored."
#txlege Image
I guess the rules are We Make (And Break) The Rules, and also:
-- "erasing our history" = good when it does a Christian nationalism
-- "erasing our history" = bad when it confronts white supremacy?
Everyone says this kind of stuff is hysterical but...we keep lurching in this direction?
Read 4 tweets
13 Oct
This TX Values press conference about HB 25 ban on kids playing sports is so jovial.
It's almost like 290 people didn't show up to testify, beg, & share how it's already hurting children.
Almost like the 50 people who showed up to support had ANY evidence (they didn't).
Banning kids from a "classroom"?
Never see this issue?
This is an argument to NOT pass this bill.
#txlege Image
It is so telling that Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum is speaking in support of the HB 25 sports ban today.
Read 5 tweets
6 Oct
In the #txlege House hearing on the 26th bill this year to ban transgender kids from youth sports, bill author states that we need to prepare (for some future trans kids I think) the way the state realized it should’ve prepared for the winter storm that killed hundreds of people
Bill author Rep Swanson now answering questions from Rep Ann Johnson, saying girls’ participation on Texas UIL sports is lower than boys’.
Nothing in this bill addresses what’s causing this disparity to try to get more girls into sports. #txlege
Rep. Johnson asks about gender stereotyping of girls & sports. Rep Swanson says that’s resolved itself, mentions “girls who are whatever.”
Here’s a cisgender woman trail runner who was accused this year of being a man because she won a race. #txlege…
Read 122 tweets
3 Oct
All college football coach names are made up and probably an elaborate troll; prove me wrong

Urban Meyer? That’s an artisanal cocktail or at best a lemon scented candle
Tommy Tuberville is an animated children’s show about a talking snowplow
Dabo Swinney is someone’s phone erroneously autocorrecting Dave Sweeney
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