Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Texas Cops Deny Fetus ‘Personhood’

July 19, 2022

Texas Cops Deny Fetus 'Personhood'

Brandy Bottone, 34 weeks pregnant, was driving down Central Expressway in Dallas when she was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy at an HOV checkpoint to check whether there were at least two occupants per vehicle as mandated. “There are two of us,” said Ms. Bottone, pointing at her swollen midsection. Despite Texas’ hearty embrace of the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade, she got a $215 ticket.


“Pregnant woman says her fetus should count as a passenger in HOV lanes. She got a ticket,” Dave Lieber, Dallas Morning News

“Pregnant woman given HOV ticket argues fetus is passenger, post-Roe,” Timothy Bella, Washington Post


Note: We do not consider 2 people in a vehicle “high occupancy,” and refer to HOV 2+ as “Buddy Lanes.”

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1000 Dollars and a Scam

August 1, 2010

1000 Dollars and a Scam

Texas billionaire Sam Wyly needs to write a sequel to his self-congratulatory memoir 1000 Dollars and an Idea. Mr. Wyly and his brother Charles have been charged with 13 years of securities fraud yielding $550 million in illegal gains. The Wyly brothers stashed their loot offshore in the Cayman Islands and Isle of Man. Now that’s a story.