General Abbott in ‘PanderMan : The Quest For Relevance’

Greg Abbott, in a sad attempt to piggyback the notoriety of infamous welfare rancher and cheat Cliven Bundy is bravely taking on the BLM in order to stop them from doing something they haven’t said anything about doing.

Seriously, you gotta be a pretty big dummy to buy the ‘well, if they ain’t hiding something, why would they tell us there’s nothing going on?’ argument. This one is pretty stupid even for Abbott who is rapidly becoming the gift that keeps on giving especially with regard to his very real hypocrisy…

“You would think that a young man, at the start of his career, crippled by an injury, would want to make sure that others that may have the misfortune to follow in his footsteps would ensure that those people had the opportunity to be compensated for their injuries in the same way he was,” said Tommy Fibich, a Democratic donor and personal injury lawyer. “He instead closed the door because that would help him get re-elected.”

Abbott defense is that the law still allows for settlement like the one he received which is kinda true if you live in an alternate reality Texas.

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Updated: BREAKING: Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case

Updated: BREAKING: Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case.

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Brushing Teeth With Sewer Water Next Step as Texas Faces Drought – Bloomberg

Brushing Teeth With Sewer Water Next Step as Texas Faces Drought – Bloomberg.

Two things…

1) Pure fucking ignorance…

‘“When my son gets water out of the kitchen sink, I am going to chase him down and stop him from drinking it,” said Chira Traore, 32, as she sipped a bottle of Ozarka on a recent walk through Lucy Park, home of the falls on the Wichita River that lend the city its name.’

Seriously? This kind of dumb should be illegal. By the time water comes out of a sewage treatment plant, it usually needs to be ‘downgraded’ so it can be reintroduced to the environment. This water will be going through so much purification, it’ll be cleaner than Evian.

2) NONE of this would be necessary if we’d started building desalination plants 7 years ago LIKE A BUNCH OF US SAID TO FUCKING DO. But nooooooo, it was ‘too expensive’ (nevermind that there’s this thing called a WIND TURBINE that can generate the power needed and the wind always blows at the coast).

You reap what you sow… THIS is why I vote for Democrats. THEY didn’t let shit like this happen when they ran things because they could think ahead more than six months.

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When there’s a Black Man in the White House, can you ever truly be guilty of sedition? – What Would Jack Do

When there's a Black Man in the White House, can you ever truly be guilty of sedition?.

Yep, I agree with every word.

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Which Way Wendy?

James Moore has a piece up about polling numbers which don’t bode particularly well for the Davis Campaign…

Which Way Wendy? | Texas to the World.

Here’s the problem… it’s April and we don’t know the mix of the sample. The inclusion of internet polling data is also concerning. Finally, the poll was taken at a time when the newly reinvigorated campaign hadn’t permeated the minds of voters.

Let me be really clear… a bold policy announcement isn’t needed. We’d like to see something on issues that people will actually vote on (they don’t vote on education so to the asshole in the Davis campaign who thinks that’s important to voters, shut the fuck up). Something on transportation or water would be extremely effective and pull in support from the business community.

But now is not the time. The Davis campaign is still rebuilding from the bullshit issue regarding the theme of the campaign. Seeing the feisty press releases and relentless comms assault on Abbott is the first indication most of us have seen that the ship is being put right. This needs to continue… letting Abbott continue to fuck up on his own and keep making a thing out of every little issue is the right way to go. In a few more weeks is the time to roll something out, then prepare for the long hot summer where it’s all about ground game. Drop something nice a few weeks before Memorial Day.

All Davis has to do is play error free ball and let Abbott jack up himself. Running around scrambling because of a bad poll is a shitastic way to run a campaign.

To the folks working on the campaign, y’all are doing great no matter what this crappy little poll says. Keep your focus and keep punching the shit out of Abbott. People need to see a woman who is tough as nails and ready to fight for THEM.

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Castro pwns Patrick

Texpatriate | Castro vs. Patrick.

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Being Wendy’s Bitch

It’s hard out there for Greg Abbott these days. He’s had to deal with the fallout from his friendship with a child molester and the botched rollout of his low-rent education plan, which came under attack because it cribbed extensively from the work of Charles ‘Women Just Aren’t As Smart As Men’ Murray. If you’re wondering who Chuck is, check out this page at the Southern Poverty Law Center. For me, I stopped reading as soon as I read that he was a ‘fellow’ at the American Enterprise Institute, an organization which produces ‘academic research’ on the:

1) Non-reality of Climate Change
2) Benefits of supply side economics (using ‘select’ data to, you know, arrive at preconceived conclusions)
3) Job creators and how awesome they are
4) Takers and how much they suck (take that, Grandma!)

Needless to say, it’s a been a shitty couple of weeks for Team Abbott mostly because the Davis Campaign is making him their bitch. Friday’s press release mocking Abbott’s pathetic attempt at cleaning up the mess over the inclusion in his education plan of Pre-K standardized testing (yeah, you read that right) was absolutely brilliant. Abbott’s PR Machine Of Fail came up with the brilliant idea to say that the testing piece was ‘for information purposes only’. Davis’s comms people picked it up, ran with it and made it a thing. Special love to the genius who included this…

NOTE: If you agree with this release, please consider it real. If you find it offensive or unpopular, please consider it for “informational purposes only”.

at the top of the release. When I meet you, I’m going to kiss you right on the mouth!

It’s just absofuckinglutely wonderful to see you guys hitting on all cylinders. Fantastic work!

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How about being Pro-Choice because you aren’t an asshole?

Let me set the stage for you. It’s mid-afternoon on a Thursday, I’m sitting in the Frat house with some brothers when big news hits. Now, to be fair, the biggest news that happened in our little circle this week was the Federales ruling that Student Ath-o-leets could unionize and be employees. of the school. But a close second for me was seeing the Appeals Court uphold the legality of that shitty set of abortion restrictions designed to close down all the clinics and stuff.

You remember those from last summer, right? Wendy fucking Davis and her band of sisters filibustered, screamed, yelled, threw tampons and did sketchy stuff involving literal jars of shit. Nope? Well, neither did any of my fraternity brothers. Unsurprisingly, like other institutions in West Campus, all these dudes are sorta right-wing. At the risk of sounding like the world’s biggest goddamn hypocrite, I would attribute this do the complex political science school of thought called “Daddy’s Money.”

But I think some of these guys grew up with some religious influence shit in their lives or something, because when I shared the news with the room, it set off a firestorm of a debate about abortion in general. Now, in an effort of full disclosure, I was raised in some super secular Episcopal church and my daddy is an ambulance chaser, so you can probably guess where I stand on a bunch of these issues. And, of course, it is also in my self-interest to see women have some semblance of goddamn control over their fucking cunts (pun intended). Ostensibly, it should be in the other guys’ self-interest too.

Now, a few months ago, back when everyone was in the midst literal pandemonium over Wendy fucking Davis and the filibuster, one of the kiddos at the Burnt Orange (echo chamber) Repertoire wrote this painful piece called “Bro-Choice” (not frat dude, not frat).  In it, there were some gems like “viewing reproductive rights as a women’s issue alone is easier and in some ways encouraged by outdated parts of masculine culture, and it’s wrong,” and “For those of us guys who like girls — you know, like them like them — and want to have relationships with them that may last anywhere from a few minutes to many years.”

First off, and I risk the obvious when I say this, but I would hope this kiddo isn’t only lasting a few minutes in the sack. I know kids from Houston who can fuck longer than that. But the more important issue revolves around the fact that the typical “none of my goddamn business” approach is outdated and men should have some sort of weird show of faux empathy in order to be on the right side of this issue.

Here’s a novel suggestion, how about not being an asshole? I don’t have a pussy, so it’s none of my goddamn business what a woman does with hers. Of course, the whole “your sex life will be at stake” speaks to few people as loud as it does to me, as I love –and I mean loooooooooooooove– the sexual liberation and all the easy ass and fucking that goes along with it, but even I am not so much of an unmitigated dickwad to not think of anything else besides my own prurient interests.

I tried selling all this to my fraternity brothers, but few of them possess even the pittance of empathy required for a position like that. Even though many of them fuck likes rabbits or yours truly, they are not budging because nothing is in it for them. The BOR kiddo’s perspective only excuses that harmfully selfish culture by trying to put something in it for the fellas.

NO! Grow the fuck up and realize the entire goddamn world does not revolve around your fucking pecker. Wear a freaking condom you little shits, and take fucking responsibility for the consequences that may follow from carelessly boinking ladies. 

Now, I’ve accept that I am a hedonist and chauvinist, and I’ve even (incorrectly, I might say) labeled a misogynist, but I legitimately have female friends whose issues I can understand without making it about myself. I will never get pregnant, nor will my frat bros like “Fucked-up Freddy or “Racist Remy.” But unlike those pieces of shit, I can understand and empathize with an issue even if it bares little direct benefit to me.

So there you have it. I’m not necessarily pro-choice as much as it is just none of my fucking business. But I am atheist and otherwise left of the center, but mainly I’m just not an asswipe. And to the guys who are trying to justify their views by making it about themselves: FUCK YOU.

Anyways, I’m done pre-gaming. See you next week, fuckers!

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Hegar’s Horrible Idea

Glenn Hegar Wants A 20% Sales Tax | Texas Democratic Party.

Yeah, it’s true. Glenn Hegar, in what can only be an effort to prove he’s really ignorant regarding how the economy works, is advocating a 20% sales tax.

This is a great idea if you want to:

1) Readjust economic growth to a new, lower trend line (long term effect)

2) Probably cause an immediate recession and increase unemployment (short term effect)

3) Massively increase the number of poor people automatically (short term effect)

4) Cause extreme economic damage to the young (long term effect)

5) Further reduce the already shrinking middle class (long term effect)

A modern consumer economy (you know, Texas in 2014) can only properly function when those in the bottom 60% of earners (the largest number of consumers) can afford to buy goods and services. Part of the reason we’re seeing such a sluggish recovery is because incomes in the bottom three quintiles have not increased meaningfully and so those folks can’t spend… meanwhile, wealthy people have gotten much wealthier and, as predicted, aren’t making up for the lack of demand from the bottom of the socioeconomic pile.

Just looking at this tells you all you need to know about the uselessness of supply side economic measures in an economy with a massive demand gap, but that’s beside the point. What you need to take away from this is that Glenn Hegar thinks the best way forward is to create a recession and make a lot of poor people even poorer.

But don’t worry those of you in the top 40%. Eventually the pain will hit you, too.

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Yeah, you’re getting screwed…

Attention taxpayers… your spending at Wal Mart and support for their efforts to keep unions from forming are costing YOU money!

Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed –

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