It’s hard to decide who my favorite oddball in the Texas Lege is each session, but Debbie Riddle bubbles to the top most of the time. Not only is she decidedly the meanest woman you ever met, I have often said that she could find a loophole in the law of gravity. Debbie invented the whole terror baby scare and once seriously said, “Where did this idea come from that everybody deserves free education, free medical care, free whatever? It comes from Moscow, from Russia. It comes straight out of the pit of hell.” She also believes that children should starve to punish their parents.
And with Looney Leo Berman getting beat in the primary, the field narrows. Berman once appeared on CNN and said that he didn’t believe that President Obama’s long form birth certificate was not legit because “there is no plaque in the hospital where he was supposedly born.” Leo will be missed.
Anyway, you wanna know what’s worse than a fool? A fool with an iPad.
Each lawmaker’s office in the Capitol will be offered two iPads for the session that begins Jan. 8. Each committee will get one, too. And the Legislature’s website has been upgraded to be readable on mobile devices for members of the public wishing to track legislation or find out about where and when committees are meeting.
Now, I’m pretty sure that we can convince Debbie Riddle that iPads are a tool of the devil. And maybe teaching her to play games will keep her out of mischief.
And I, personally, am not too happy with spending money on iPads for a group of people who voted to cut $5 billion dollars from public education. But that’s just me.