Skip to comments.Boisterous protest over airport-groping bill
Posted on 05/26/2011 11:42:02 AM PDT by smokingfrog
A boisterous group of protesters angry over the Texas Senates failure to vote on the airport groping bill tried to enter the public gallery this afternoon and were blocked by state troopers.
Shouting treason and cowards and carrying signs and placards, and led by radio talk show host Alex Jones, the group of perhaps as many as 100 people entered the State Capitol shortly after 3 p.m. and first went to the House chamber.
There, House members quickly informed the shouting group that it was the Senate that had failed to take action late Tuesday on House Bill 1937, which would have made it a crime for security checkpoint screeners to handle the private parts of anyone they screened.
The group then marched to the Senate side of the Capitol and tried to enter the third-floor public gallery. Troopers with arms folded blocked them from entry.
They stood outside for several minutes, chanting: Co-wards, co-wards, Trea-son, trea-son, and shouted slogans accusing senators and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of being federal pimps and scallawag trash.
They vowed to vote out of office Dewhurst and the senators who opposed passage of the bill.
After shouting chants for about 30 minutes, the group left and troopers reopened the gallery doors. The activists then went to other parts of the Capitol to continue their protest.
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Grope and change?
Alex Jones’ entire listening audience!
The audacity of grope.
That may not do the trick, but it's a start!
Right you are, fellow Texan.
The bluff was just political cover for something they would have done anyway - anyone with a particle of common sense could see that Texas could just delay delivery product from it’s refineries & ports to send America to a screeching halt in about 3.2 seconds.
The crowds need to number in the 10s of thousands for any of these idiots to worry about.
can a “Grope Your State Senator” protest movement be very far off?
The federal gubmint is the enemy and the state gubmint is scared to death of the fed.We’re being played.
I agree, if the feds want to impose a no fly zone over Texas, let them freeze in the dark.
"The bill by Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican, would let lawmakers carry their concealed handguns into bars, churches, sporting events and businesses."
Guess he's better than us mere citizens.