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State Rep. Jonathan Stickland Has a Facebook Problem

Last time we talked about Rep. Jonathan Stickland, we were admiring his sidearm and urging him to hire a copy editor. Today let’s have a look at some of his old Facebook posts. He got into an argument with some people about federal disaster relief. Remember that Stickland now bills himself as a conservative Christian. Here’s some of what he posted on Facebook in August 2011:

“I hate Rush Limbaugh and I hate Fox news.”

“I am pro-union rights, and I am pro-gay marriage.”

“I am a bit extra heated tonight Stacey. I just wrote a $2600 check to the state of Texas for my property taxes that will go to pay for a educational system that sucks and my family will never use. It is bullshit and its unfair.”

It appears, then, that he was paying his property taxes late and perhaps sending the check to the wrong place. You don’t pay the state of Texas; you pay your local tax assessor/collector. I don’t imagine his statement will win him any votes from the teachers who live in District 92 (Hurst, Euless, Bedford). Nor will that pro gay marriage stance do well with conservatives. Still got the guns-and-khakis crowd, though. So there’s that.