Thursday, October 27, 2005


Let's rag on the Texas Lege some more. I'm still cranky and need an easy target.

I complain about how corrupt and incompetent the Texas Legislature is all the time (but only occasionally on this blog, since, hey, shooting fish in a barrel gets old after a while) but some of you might think that's just my fever-pitch revulsion against the power-mad Republicans in Austin showing through. Well, yeah. But the lege was a three-ring circus back when Democrats ran things too, only Washington politicos weren't pulling the stings, then.

How bad is the lege? This bad: In 1971, the Texas Legislature passed this gem, honoring Albert de Salvo:
This compassionate gentleman's dedication and devotion to his work has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future. He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology.

De Salvo, of course, is better known as the Boston Strangler. Not all of those urban legends are fake. And not all of our state reps and senators are microcephalic cretins. But most are.

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