Tough Week in Texas: “Scumbags,” Scandal and STD Outbreaks

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Like a good crime novel, this action packed episode is full of scandal, intrigue and surprise.

Everyone was Surprised as 3 marijuana reform bills, including one for full legalization, passed committees in both the House and Senate. No one was surprised however, about a bill to ban abortion coverage from health insurance as the assault on personal choice and health care access continues. Equally unsurprising was the Texas abstinence only High School that had a Chlamydia outbreak.

We discuss the latest details of the newly minted investigation and released video of Rep. Jonathan Stickland by the Texas Rangers over his possible defrauding of the public witness process for committee hearings. And, speaking of video, we talk about the implications of the 800 hours of secret video one right wing group is claiming to have on legislators that has them all very nervous. The Texas Rangers were called in to investigate that issue as well, and they have made the rounds to members of the legislature who have had run ins with these “scumbags.”

The fanatics were making all the headlines this week from the fall out over Jade Helm to the tragic shooting in Garland prompted by an art contest of images of the Prophet Muhammed organized by anti-Islamists.

Thanks for listening and keep the suggestions coming for show content coming!

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About Author

Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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