05/02/2004: Gem o'the Day:
As we lift our heavy glasses in bars from El Paso to Corpus, as we puff poison into our lungs from Amarillo to Laredo, nobly sacrificing our health for the sake of better education, we are despised and scorned.
If it weren't for sinners, this state would be broke already. Now the man wants to pile even more taxes on us.
We have to draw the line somewhere: I want to make it clear that much as I support public education, I will not go to topless bars for the sake of the schoolchildren of Texas.
--Molly Ivins [on "sin taxes" in Texas]
Len on 05.02.04 @ 08:47 PM CST