We talked to the expert again and talked to them while I was sober, and we re-did our grid to reflect the shit is HB 3305. We guess, here at PinkDome, we still believe there is good in everybody (you know, like Anne Frank did right before they threw her in the oven).
Well, in the Texas Lege that is not the case. So, we had to go back and completely realize that the 3305 has the interest of no one in mind except a vocal minority of idealogues. So much for us trying to lay off the booze and not be cynical just once in our lives.
We'll let the expert explain it. Check out the analysis after the jump. It's a grid! Go ahead, Read!
Oooops, I wasn't clear in the last post, so we just re-did it. (THE WONDER OF BLOGS!! Instant corrections and HIGHLY VISIBLE!! Not buried on a correction page. (that's what I get for drinking, typing and trying to watch Dr. Phil all at the same time). Experts tell us that supporters of Carl Isett's HB3305 believe that if they keep Texas law a notification law and don't change it to consent, no matter how ugly it becomes (and boy, is 3305 UGLY), THEN, they can eventually constitutionally eliminate the judicial by-pass provision entirely and give pregnant girls no option around parental involvement, no matter what their circumstances. That means abuse girls, and girls with parents in jail or were abandoned long ago are SOL. This may be the big issue with this legislation. Let's watch and see.
Or better yet, head down to the hearings and sign a witness affirmation form.
I learned a long time ago that booze was essential to politics and cynicism is the preferred religion.
Still, I have something of a true believer in me and occassionaly my idealism gets the better of me. Then I have to read stuff like this and about HJR 6 and it is right back to my old friend Jack Daniels.
You should check out Villarreal's HB 3392. It's also on the docket for the meeting tomorrow. See you there! ;)