Monday, May 19th, 2008


Well, kind of.

U.S. Western District of Texas Judge Fred Biery cancelled this morning’s hearing in LULAC of Texas v. Texas, No. SA-08-CA-389-FB (W.D. Tex. 2008 ) (order cancelling hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Injunction), because:

the Court sees no reason for a hearing with testimony. Moreover, numerous gallons of $4.00 a gallon gasoline would be expended for a significant number of persons to appear with the result being an oral presentation of already written arguments.

Id. at 2.

Thx to Postcards From the Lege


The National Portrait Gallery is our nation’s repository for its most famous portraits of its most revered citizens … and Stephen Colbert.

As the Capitol Crowd recounts, Colbert’s portrait arrived at its place of honor after:

Colbert trie[d] to convince the Smithsonian that he should be considered a national treasure. He attempt[ed] to donate his portrait to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, but the museum’s director suggest[ed] that perhaps Colbert should speak to the National Portrait Gallery.

By the way, the hallowed location at which Colbert’s portrait sits is between the public restrooms. However, his painted likeness has apparently doubled visitation at the National Portrait Gallery.

Et tu Colbert?

The only thing that could have possibly made his portrait even better is if he was painted while wearing his American armor, courtesy of an Austin artisan.

Thx to Capitol Crowd