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Texas Legislature - by Loren Miller Texas Misconceptions We are all wealthy Texas Misconceptions Texas Misconceptions We ride horses to school If

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Texas Misconceptions We are all wealthy . . . .
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Texas Misconceptions
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Texas Misconceptions We ride horses to school . . . . If we don’t ride horses, then we have gun racks on the back of our pickups. All the women look like Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. We mangle the language (e.g., George W. Bush). Gaffs We are all dumb. We’re rude and crude (e.g., Lyndon Johnson).
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Points to Ponder . . . . In 1965, a member of the Texas House submitted a resolution commending Albert DeSalvo for his efforts in population control. No one checked to see who Mr. DeSalvo was. It passed. The next day, the New York Times informed the world that the Texas Legislature had just commended the “Boston Strangler.” In 1969, a newly elected member of the Texas House was in Austin for new member orientation. That night he went out on 6 th street, got drunk and when a bouncer tried to escort him out of the establishment, he pulled a gun and informed the patrons that “I’m a member of the legislature, and you can’t do this to me.” This also made the New York Times .
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Points to Ponder . . . . In the early 90’s, a member of the legislature introduced a resolution to create a committee to recommend to the next session of the legislature the “official color of the official state condom.” It passed. In the mid 90’s, during a debate on an open container law, a member of the legislature stated that “Bubba, after a hard day’s work at the factory or on the farm, deserves to swig a few on the way home.” “If you took all the fools out of the Legislature, it wouldn’t be a representative body anymore.” Carl Parker former State Senator
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Points to Ponder . . . . In early 1997, Senator Drew Nixon (R-Carthage) was arrested in South Austin with an unlicensed handgun in his automobile after he was taped and filmed bargaining for sex from an undercover policewoman. He pled guilty to a Class B misdemeanor and served a 6-month sentence on weekends while continuing in office.
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Texas Legislature - by Loren Miller Texas Misconceptions We are all wealthy Texas Misconceptions Texas Misconceptions We ride horses to school If

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