Texas Lawmakers Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

John blueoval at 1SMARTISP.NET
Tue May 10 10:55:27 MDT 2005

Are you *REALLY* surprised, Richard?

On Tue May 10 00:13:57 PDT 2005, Richard A Whitenight
<rum.runner at JUNO.COM> wrote:

> By United Press International
> Source: United Press International
> Texas cheerleading bill has uncertain fate
> AUSTIN, Texas (United Press International via COMTEX) -- The
> Texas House
> narrowly passed a bill to crack down on suggestive cheerleading
> moves,
> but its fate is uncertain in the Senate.
> The bill authored by Rep. Al Edwards, D-Houston, was passed on a
> vote of
> 65-56, but the measure has no sponsor in the Senate, The Dallas
> Morning
> News reported.
> Edwards, an ordained minister, admonished some members who joked
> about
> his bill during two hours of debate.
> "Our 12, 14, 16, 18-year-old girls can get out and do all these
> overly
> sexual performances and we applaud them. And that's not right,"
> he said.
> Responding to critics who said the Legislature has more important
> business, Edwards said there is nothing more important than
> children.
> Rep. Senfronia Thompson, a fellow Houston Democrat, was one of
> the
> toughest critics of the bill.
> "It's an embarrassment and indictment of this body that this kind
> of
> garbage has reached the floor of this House," she said.
> The bill would give the state authority to direct a school
> district to
> respond to complaints regarding "overly sexually suggestive"
> performances.

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