That would be "rest in peace" to the good and "rest in pieces" to the bad.
UPDATE: In the final minutes before a midnight deadline, the Texas House erupted into a chaotic, almost party-like atmosphere, as onlookers in the gallery boo’d and cheered and lawmakers struggled to hear each other on the floor.— Lauren “Vaxxed to the Max” McGaughy 🌟 (@lmcgaughy) May 14, 2021
More: https://t.co/G8C0zMQILH #txlege
A lot of good election bills died at #txlege tonight. May they rest in peace and return in 2023.— Emily Eby (@emilyebytx) May 14, 2021
A lot of racist, ableist, terrible, evil election bills also died tonight, and pic.twitter.com/9B8ZAmkFuv
More good, bad, and ugly:
Republicans in the #txlege (except one) are so hostile to expanding Medicaid they wouldn’t even vote on an amendment to *study* how it could impact Texas. This is why our state has the highest rate of uninsured ⬇️ https://t.co/1NQoHByHvz— Jessica Montoya Coggins (@JessicaMCoggins) May 14, 2021
Today, the #TxLege gave their final approval of the most extreme and cruel abortion ban in the United States. The Forced Pregnancy Act is an extreme attack on our Constitution, on medicine and science, and on the integrity of our judicial system. Here's our statement: pic.twitter.com/aWwL4B4cEX— Texas Women's Health Caucus (@TXHouseWHC) May 13, 2021
And then there are the zombie bills.
(I planned on a longer post but Blogger ate this one's updates twice, so this is all until I have some assurance that I won't be rebuilding it a third time.)
New Mexico Republicans are convening in Amarillo this weekend to dodge the Enchanted State's stricter COVID protocols. And the CDC has beaten Greg Abbott and everybody else to the punch -- I'll call it Kool-Aid -- on ending the mask mandate.
I think this is remarkably foolish. I'll go on wearing my mask despite having gotten my two Moderna shots, probably for the rest of my life when I'm out in public. If for no other reason ... because Texas is full of idiots and assholes.
Polling suggests that vaccine-resistant Texans were jumping the gun before masking & social distancing recommendations were lifted yesterday. W/ @JoshuaMBlank via @TexasTribune https://t.co/BX37Eo9B2Z #COVID19 #txlege— Jim Henson (@jamesrhenson) May 14, 2021
Here's my post on the Texas Green Party's state meeting in June. And here's the soothers to close.
“We did have an influence, and we did have an effect, and we did do something that had never happened before,” Kathy Valentine said.— Austin 360 (@austin360) May 12, 2021
The Go-Go's will be inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. https://t.co/eFQw1x65F7
Texas YouTuber Who Allegedly Trespassed at SpaceX Facility for More Views Is Now a ‘Wanted Fugitive’ https://t.co/JQkGlHpBwE— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) May 13, 2021
Last chance to see @Werkin_Artist painting live at SAMA this Saturday at 11 a.m.! Visit us, watch Raul in action, ask questions, and get a free art kit to do your own painting. https://t.co/kVF2wlKGqx pic.twitter.com/ByUhfGwQoO— San Antonio Museum of Art (@SAMAart) May 12, 2021