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maryte

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Posted: Jun 8, 2024 - 9:21am

 R_P wrote:

So books about Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz are back in, then!  
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Posted: Jun 7, 2024 - 8:36pm

Texas library must reinstate books with 'butts and farts,' court says
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Posted: Jun 25, 2023 - 6:38pm

 Steely_D wrote:


Supported by the folks that area allowed to vote.


Ayup.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2023 - 6:25pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


That fucker is a goddam monster.


Supported by the folks that area allowed to vote.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2023 - 4:33pm

 Steely_D wrote:

That fucker is a goddam monster.
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Posted: Jun 25, 2023 - 2:48pm

Workers Die in Texas Heat as Greg Abbott's Water Break Ban Comes Under Fire

or do I post this in RightWingNutz?

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Posted: May 10, 2023 - 3:30pm


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Posted: Apr 9, 2023 - 6:08pm

Texas Gov. Abbott says he’s working to pardon sergeant convicted of killing protester at 2020 BLM rally
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Posted: Apr 9, 2023 - 1:21pm

Texas' hubris just brought the Nation's microscope down on

1.  Texas Judge, Judge Reed O’Connor of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas — has invalidated ObamaCare’s HIV treatment mandate, saying it violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by forcing the plaintiff, a christian employer and well-known GOP donor, to pay for insurance that covers HIV prevention drugs.  It applies nationwide and takes effect immediately.
2.  In a 67 page opinion, Texas  U.S. District Judge, Matthew Kacsmaryk, said the FDA's 2 decades-old approval violated Federal rule. The DOJ has appealed. The AMA has vociferously argued against 'speculative' and 'alleged' evidence. Big Pharma, (aka, sleeping giant) are just now rubbing their eyes and saying,  "Woa. Before, it was just Disney. Now its US?  We, the anointed few who live on Mount Olympus of Capitalistic Power?! Here, hold my Lobbyist..."
3. Governor Greg Abbott quipped he'd welcome the pardon request for Daniel Perry, a day after a Travis County jury convicted the U.S. Army sergeant in the 2020 murder of Austin BLM protester Garrett Foster.

Texas (and other bloody red states) totally believe their invulnerability to voters, through voter suppression and savage gerrymandering, allows them to push passing National Law.  They've just bitten off more judicial jerky than they could ever chew.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2023 - 6:33am

 maryte wrote:


"just" = over four months ago, but Paxton doesn't hold himself out as much as a christian as the other elected fascists in this state do - he's just a garden variety white collar criminal who uses the conservative base to his own advantage (much like Lord Dampnut).


You're correct. As long as he's in office, this state is free to conduct all kinds of malfeasance behind closed doors. It's taking the FBI forever to investigate him... Apparently State Attorney Generals are above the law.
Past Attorney Generals have become our Governor. Imagine Paxton as Governor of Texas.
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Posted: Mar 20, 2023 - 7:31am

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Ken Paxton.  Indicted State Attorney General for the state of Texas, on Securities Fraud and Abuse of Office, has managed to avoid trial for 8 YEARS, just won re-election, for a third term.

Meanwhile, within the continued anonymity of the Secretary of State's Election Office, they 'admitted to' tossing out 14,000 Mail in ballots due to failure to comply with redundant I.D. copy requests in both applying for and mailing back completed ballots. Take a wild guess as to which party ballot had more toss-outs.

This done with a blind eye from a State's ultimate legal investigative authority.
Instead, he prefers to hunt women across state lines, who might not believe in the same 'gawd' he does.
Dude must know where the bodies are buried or who/whom committed big crime$ for him to get so far without consequences.

Still believe we have a 'democracy?'   








"just" = over four months ago, but Paxton doesn't hold himself out as much as a christian as the other elected fascists in this state do - he's just a garden variety white collar criminal who uses the conservative base to his own advantage (much like Lord Dampnut).
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Posted: Mar 16, 2023 - 3:29pm

Ken Paxton.  Indicted State Attorney General for the state of Texas, on Securities Fraud and Abuse of Office, has managed to avoid trial for 8 YEARS, just won re-election, for a third term.

Meanwhile, within the continued anonymity of the Secretary of State's Election Office, they 'admitted to' tossing out 14,000 Mail in ballots due to failure to comply with redundant I.D. copy requests in both applying for and mailing back completed ballots. Take a wild guess as to which party ballot had more toss-outs.

This done with a blind eye from a State's ultimate legal investigative authority.
Instead, he prefers to hunt women across state lines, who might not believe in the same 'gawd' he does.
Dude must know where the bodies are buried or who/whom committed big crime$ for him to get so far without consequences.

Still believe we have a 'democracy?'   






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Posted: Mar 16, 2023 - 5:47am

Texas announces takeover of Houston schools
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Posted: Sep 27, 2022 - 6:34pm

another coward...
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Posted: Aug 28, 2022 - 5:18pm

 Isabeau wrote:

.....

There are countless ways taxpayer money is 'wasted.' Forgiving Student Loans will be a boon to many families in this country.


The forgiven loans are not targeted at the right people.   The context and timing are horrible. 

American poor and low-income workers are just getting hammered right now, in part due the chronic popular error of always favouring stimulus and more stimulus in fiscal and monetary policies.  In part due to highly presumptuous, provocative foreign policy where numerous economic consequences of strategic importance were clearly not anticipated.

The first priority should be universal basic public health care.

Texas should follow the advice of great American economists and tax experts as well as all the Nordic social democracies with their outsize socio-economic outcomes, and impose some serious consumption taxes.   High excise taxes on gasoline and diesel.  Decent VAT on every thing.  Rebate back to lowest income groups, similar in spirit to a negative income tax. 

I am hearing on NPR folks pointing out the significance of debt loads for Black American students.  That might be the case but is the implicit argument here?  Due to past injustices, black students should not worrying about failing or falling into poverty like everybody else?   Poverty as a (hopefully) temporary lifestyle really helps focus the mind.   Is this largess really healthy for the future success of disadvantaged students?

In terms of boosting market or professional success, targeting resources at families, and pre-school and primary school students in low resource neighbourhoods would likely go much farther.  Double the budgets for Phys. Ed.   Try to put these children on near equal footing with the sons and daughter of the educated and successful in affluent neighbourhoods.

Hot tip for US students on a budget:  go to another country for university.   Australia, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, they all have excellent universities and are far less expensive. Think about picking up another language.  Repeatedly remind yourself how incredibly fortunate you are to have these options.   





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Posted: Aug 26, 2022 - 7:45am

Regarding Federal Tax Money going to 'someone other than me' topic:

In 2021, Texas received badly needed $16 Billion in Covid Mitigation Funds for Schools. Abbott gave $11 Billion to the Schools and kept $5 Billion in State Coffers.
That year, property taxes lurched upward by 22% and homeowners are barely able to scrape up the funds. There is no income tax in Texas, Schools are supported strictly with property taxes, of which businesses are given a break, while residents are crushed under exploding appraisals. Its notable too that the average cost States spend per student, K-12 is $7-9K. Texas spends a paltry $3K.

Instead of using those Taxpayer Covid Funds for schools or to  ease property taxes, Abbott sent that $5 Billion to pay the National Guard at the Texas Border.
Americans paid taxes that Texas Governor Greg Abbott used to fund his politically motivated border circus.

There are countless ways taxpayer money is 'wasted.' Forgiving Student Loans will be a boon to many families in this country.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2022 - 7:24am

 rgio wrote:

That's great.  The hypocrisy is unimaginable.  

He should have done some in Spanish as well, which would have pulled that population into his defensive bunker.



Having an indicted Attorney General is unimaginable hypocrisy...
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Posted: Aug 26, 2022 - 5:33am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
That's great.  The hypocrisy is unimaginable.  

He should have done some in Spanish as well, which would have pulled that population into his defensive bunker.

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Posted: Aug 26, 2022 - 4:57am

An activist plans to test Texas' 'In God We Trust' law with signs in Arabic
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Posted: Apr 17, 2022 - 12:47pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


Seems that every time an actual incident of voter fraud is discovered, it's been committed by a Republican.


Sounds like TX Republicans have created their own Mexican firing squad...
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