Category Archives for Bill Zedler

Indictments of Anti-Abortion Activists Send Cynical Texas Politicians into a Facts-Free Frenzy

Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, is foot-stomping mad that a Harris County grand jury has handed down indictments against two anti-abortion activists who helped make doctored videos attacking Planned Parenthood. The same grand jury essentially cleared Planned Parenthood of outrageous charges that the organization was illegally selling tissues from aborted fetuses. Rep. Zedlers used Twitter in […]

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Spare Us the Sanctimonious Political Lecture, Rep. Zedler

The Left hates the Duggars because they have standards - even if they fall short - they have standards. The Left will not tolerate that So, as you can see in his Tweet from Wednesday evening, state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, thinks “the Left” is unfairly persecuting the Duggars — the religious right’s favorite family, with […]

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Rep. Zedler, Poland Would Like a Word with You

Far-right state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, is in the news again, this time for filing HB 829, a bill that would require Texas high schoolers to pass a civics test if they wish to graduate. As he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Zedler is concerned that teens “don’t know where we got our independence from” […]

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Extremist Lauded by TX Legislator as a ‘Brave Patriot’ Wonders if ‘Negroes’ Better Off as ‘Slaves, Picking Cotton’

It turns out that the Nevada anti-government extremist lauded recently by Texas state Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, as a “brave patriot” has some pretty offensive things to say about African Americans. Earlier this month hundreds of armed, anti-government “militia” activists converged on Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada. They did so to support Bundy, who has been illegally grazing […]

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Two Texas Legislators Side with Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Nevada Dispute

That some Texas legislators have an almost knee-jerk reflex when it comes to attacking government in just about every instance is old news. So it’s not surprising that Republican state representatives Debbie Riddle of Tomball and Bill Zedler of Arlington are supporting a lawbreaker and armed, anti-government extremists involved in a cattle-grazing dispute in Nevada. […]

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Texas Religious-right Politicians Fall Prey to Scam by ‘Godly Man’

Oh, the irony. The Dallas Morning News reports that four Texas politicians — politicians often aligned with religious-right groups that use faith as a political weapon — were among the victims of a Ponzi-like scheme run by a North Texas businessman. It seems they trusted the scammer because he appeared to be a good Christian and […]

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Why Isn’t Bill Zedler Angry about Ted Nugent Glorifying Sex with Teen Girls?

Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, is upset that rocker Ted Nugent’s racist insults (like “subhuman mongrel”) about President Obama and his equally repugnant attacks on Hillary Clinton  (like “toxic c***,” “two-bit whore” and “worthless bitch”) have made the news. Now Nugent name calling of Obama gets media hype, but where were they when Bill Mahr called […]

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Because It Was None of Your Damn Business, Rep. Zedler

Self-described “conservatives” like Texas state Rep. Bill Zedler, R-Arlington, constantly insist that they hate when “big government” intrudes into the personal lives of individuals. But their own words and actions often reveal the hypocrisy behind such claims. The truth is that they support intrusive government when they can use it to impose their own beliefs […]

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Texas Lawmaker: Sex Ed Gets Teens ‘Hot and Bothered,’ Leads to Pregnancy

A reporter from the Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News Capitol bureau caught a Texas legislator arguing Tuesday night that sex education gets previously chaste teens so “hot and bothered” that they can’t even use contraception correctly after rushing out the door to do some unauthorized field testing. Check out the audio clip of the conversation among […]

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Oppose SB5? You’re a Terrorist, Says Rep. Zedler

As we write this there is mass confusion surrounding the fate of Senate Bill 5, the restrictive anti-choice measure the far right was pushing at the Texas Legislature and that state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth, was trying to stop with a 13-hour filibuster that made nationwide headlines. But what we are certain about right […]

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