There haven’t been many good April Fool jokes today. One of our Texas House Dem leaders, State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, sent out a good one.
“Perry Embraces Medicaid Expansion–Funds for Education.”
After all the work that has been put in trying to convince the Gov and other Republicans that it is imperative that it be done, well, the joke of a Governor has continued with his opposition to Medicaid Expansion.
Of course, that didn’t stop the good folks at TOP and Progress Texas from making a fool out of the naysayers. As reported by our friends at Progress Texas.
This morning, volunteers with Progress Texas and the Texas Organizing Project rallied outside Governor Perry’s office demanding he expand Medicaid in Texas to cover hard working Texans. Perry hosted a 10 minute long “roundtable” discussion – where no members of the public were invited – and a joint press conference on Medicaid expansion with Senators John Cornyn & Ted Cruz, along with other Texas Tea Party members. Texans came from across the state to make it known that we need health care, and we need it now.
The protest only finished a couple hours ago and we’ve already been mentioned by Politico, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle. We were so loud, members of the press inside could barely hear what the Governor and Senators Cruz & Cornyn were saying!
Our friends at Burnt Orange Report, specifically Katherine, had a really good one that, when I shared it on Facebook, had many of my friends asking, “Is this really a joke or is it true?”
“State Rep Debbie Riddle Introduces Statewide Ban On Breakfast Tacos”
Considering her Facebook diatribes against the federal free lunch program, well, it wouldn’t surprise me if she labeled “terror tacos” an immediate threat.
So, BOR gets the award for the best one because it kept people guessing.
RIDDLE RESPONDS: Guano Loco Taco Act
The bill would mandate culinary background checks for would-be taco vendors who attempt to pass off low quality tacos as gourmet, boutique, Tex-Mex cuisine of a higher order, effectively, closing the current food trailer/truck loophole. These charlatans must be stopped. They have hoodwinked the public for far too long and now face the wrath of the Texas Legislature.
We must secure the quality of the Texas breakfast taco. Then, and only then, can we hope to preserve the integrity of this Texas morning ritual.
In that case, I intend to endorse her in 2014.