Controversial Texas State Board of Education candidate Mary Lou Bruner is upset at the media. But not just any media. While it’s not unusual for politicians and activists to blame the so-called “left-wing liberal media” for just about everything, Bruner is, surprisingly, upset at the uber-conservative news website Breitbart.

The tiff between Bruner and Breitbart writer Merrill Hope includes an accusation that the Republican running in SBOE District 9 released Hope’s private cell phone number on Facebook.

Hope contends that Bruner’s publication of the cell number was in retaliation for a story Hope wrote, for which she interviewed Bruner, previewing the March 1 Republican primary. Bruner won that race but not with enough of the vote to avoid a runoff. In an article published Wednesday, Hope offers this account of the incident and what she believes set off Bruner:

Bruner is now one of two Texas Republican hopefuls headed for a May 24 run-off race for the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) District 9 seat. She threw what many would call an online tantrum and posting this reporter’s private cell phone number on Facebook.

In addition to that posting, she put the entire content of the interview… Read More

After we first published Mary Lou Bruner’s social media posts, the Republican Texas State Board of Education candidate out of District 9 defended her comments in a couple of ways. She began by saying, on Facebook, that she was taken out of context. What possible context there could be for insisting that the president of the United States once paid for drugs by working as gay prostitute is beyond us. But here’s how Bruner explained the prostitution comment to TV station KTRE:

“I don’t know, I guess I’m assuming it was true; you’re assuming some people assume that it’s false, I mean, who knows.”

Bruner then told the Texas Tribune that she was unapologetic and proud of everything she has said. It is odd, then, that she would start deleting the posts and has now taken her Facebook profile private. But no worries, we have more of her posts.

Here are some highlights, taken before Bruner closed her account to the general public.

On the Confederacy and the song “Dixie” Last June, a week after a white supremacist shot and killed nine people at a church in Charleston, Bruner took to Facebook to… Read More

Mary Lou Bruner thinks President Obama was a gay prostitute, climate change is a Marxist hoax and evolution is propaganda for atheism. And now Bruner is one step closer to sitting on the board that decides what more than 5 million kids learn in Texas public schools (and strongly influences what textbooks are used in schools across the country). Read More

We've already told you about Mary Lou "President Obama Was a Gay Prostitute" Bruner, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 9 seat on the Texas State Board of Education. The political activist and retired teacher appears to have the support of a number of religious-right and tea-party activists. But a candidate forum hosted by the Texoma Patriots last week in Sherman showed that Bruner isn't the only religious-righter in the East Texas race. Read More

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