You won’t see republican leadership denounce the defacing of political signs in Fort Bend and it Houston just like they have refused to denounce the racist comment made by trump towards Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao. They are silent. They have been ever since trump became their nominee. They not only tolerate racism, sexism, stupidity, corruption, and acting like a bunch of dicks, they encourage it. They think it is funny and have a silent laugh about it.
This is who they are. This is the new Republican Party. Racists, homophobic, Korrupt, Khaotic, and Kruel. The return of the KKK.
Maybe Mitch McConnell should get advice from Ted Cruz on how to defend his wife.
In another unhinged post on his “Truth Social” platform trump makes a threat to the Minority leader claiming he has a “DEATH WISH” and then tops it off with a racist slur aimed at his wife.
McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, was Trump’s Secretary of Transportation until she abruptly resigned after the Jan 6 insurrection. Trump referred to her as “Coco Chow”. This is like referring to a Native American as “Pocahontas” or a Mexican American as “Frito” or an Italian American as “Guido” or a German American as “Adolph”. I could go on and on.
It’s a racist slur. It’s what Trump does. He is a racist. He thinks this is funny and to many MAGAts it is. Hold your breath while you wait for the MAGAt republicans to condemn trump for his racist post or for Ted Cruz to defend trump.
Last night’s debate was a perfect example of why Greg Abbott does not want to debate again. He got a Texas sized can of whoop ass handed to him.
He just got his ass kicked trying to run on his lies and getting called out on them. It was a pathetic showing for someone who has been on the tit of the government his entire adult life, including 8 years as the Governor of Texas. He looked shaken. He looked unprepared. He looked like he was trying, and failing, to sugar coat his lists of failures on immigration, abortion, electricity grid, and every issue that was discuss.
Beto reminded the televised audience (there was no live audience as per Abbott’s demands) that Abbott has been in office for 8 years and yet has nothing but a list of failures, lies, stunts, and conspiracy theories to show for it. Here is just a few points about Greg Abbott’s Texas:
The full list can be found at Texas by the numbers. It ain’t pretty. There were too many points of misinformation and lies by Abbott to list. I highly recommend watching the rerun of the debate to see just how pathetic the governor looked. If this was a little league game it would have been called after 30 minutes. Greg Abbott truly looked crippled. Mentally crippled.
The next opportunity to see Abbott get his ass kicked is in November. That one is on us.
The time for screwing around is over. Beto needs to hammer Abbott, challenge his lies, and remind voters of his record.
In tonight‘s debate Beto should start every sentence with the following “you’ve been in office for eight years and yet you still haven’t accomplished anything on [the issue being discussed]”.
Beginning a sentence with this phrase can remind voters that after eight years Abbott is still complaining about immigration. You would think after 20 years of republican rule in the state he would’ve found a solution especially since they had a republican president and congress.
The cost of college education has skyrocketed. The cost of a home insurance and health insurance is also through the roof. After eight years of Abbott being governor our state brings up the bottom on education, teacher retirement, teacher healthcare, and quality of life. Texas is ranked number one for mass shootings. We are ranked number one in the number of rapes in the state. We are number one in the number of uninsured citizens.
Abbott has a record of incompetence and failure. Beto needs to say it. Over and over.
I was invited to participate in a program called Inside CCISD and I attended the first session yesterday. OMG! I am already impressed and can’t wait for the next sessions that will continue monthly through May. According to CCISD’s website:
For more than 10 years, INSIDE CCISD has provided a unique opportunity for parents and community members to learn about the Clear Creek Independent School District. Through lunch and learn meetings, participants meet District leadership, staff and students and go behind the scenes of CCISD’s infrastructure, programs and services, and exchange ideas about the challenges and opportunities for improvements.
Our first session was an introduction to the program, our CCISD Board Members, and self introductions. In the class were realtors, members of the Chamber of Commerce, parents, retirees, and others who have an interest in education. Board members in attendance were Michelle Davis, Jay Cunningham, Johnathon Cottrell, Jeff Larson, and Jessica Cejka. We also were provided a “State of the District” presentation by the interim Superintendent Karen Engle. Some interesting facts about the district:
The district covers 103 sq miles
2 Counties, Harris and Galveston
In 2020 CCISD lost 1400 students (3.5%), the first reduction since 1948!
Average salaries for teachers is $60,000
Their last budget included a 2-3% raise for teachers and support personnel
Tax rate was reduced due to property value increases
CCISD has 54 officers assigned to schools
5 additional officers were added for 2022-2023
$35 Million added for security since the Santa Fe shooting
The next session will be focused on school safety with City, County, and State Leaders. Needless to say I am going to be very interested in this session. I doubt anyone will bring up the elephant in the classroom, easy access to weapons used in mass shootings like Uvalde, Santa Fe, El Pass, Sutherland Springs, and Odessa. Schools across Texas are spending millions of our tax dollars just to protect the rights of an 18 year old to buy military style weapons. But…..I digress….
Each month I will give a report on the session. I really appreciate being invited!
Candidate for Harris County Judge, Alexandra MAGAt Mealer, is getting a bump in funding from one of the many sugar daddies of the Republican Party.
In the last filing period, County Judge Lina Hidalgo reported fundraising over $1 Million with 70% coming from small donors. MAGAt Mealer, on the other hand, raised $765,000 with just 7 individuals providing 67% of her total fundraising.
MAGAt Mealer’s donations came from the major sugar daddies of the Republican Party such as David Weekley the homebuilder and founder of Texans for Lawsuit Reform (Deform) and Mattress MAGAt Mack. According to a leaked email MAGAt Mealer will be getting a $5 Million boost from David Weekley which should be reported in the next week or so.
Mealer is a typical republican. She is an election denier (unless her team wins) and is a liar much like Trump, Abbott, Cruz, and other republicans and she will be loyal servant to the NRA. Campaign finance reports will be filed next week.
Parents of the children killed in the Uvalde shooting are not giving up and are demanding accountability for all the good guys with a gun who stood in the hallway afraid of the 18 year old bad guy with a gun killing kids. From the San Antonio Express:
I can’t imagine what the parents are going through. Many of us will not forget Uvalde. Or Santa Fe, El Paso, Odessa, Sutherland or any mass shooting under Greg Abbott’s watch. Unfortunately most Texans and all republican elected officials have moved on. They have provided thoughts and prayers. They have passed legislation to protect guns and bullets instead of protecting girls and boys. The Houston Texans wore Uvalde stickers on their helmets. That was the least they could do. Literally. The Houston Astros gave away tickets to a game to wash their hands of the massacre. Everyone has moved on.
Except for the parents. They are demanding accountability from those who allowed their kids to die. In November voters will have the opportunity to stand with Uvalde, besides just wearing a goddamn “Uvalde Strong” t-shirt, and hold those accountable that provided easy access to the weapons used in the mass shootings in Texas.
Unfortunately Texas republicans are cowards and will not call for action and take on the NRA. We will see if Texas voters are cowards in November.
Clear Lake’s “Representative” Dennis Paul had his annual fundraiser at the Webster Civic Center. A group of us greeted his donors with signs concerning gun violence, fixing the grid, and women’s rights, although it focused mostly on gun violence.
Dennis Paul, like all MAGA Republicans, has his nose buried in the NRA’s ass and will do nothing to protect Texans from being shot at church, concerts, parades, Walmart, or schools. After the Sante Fe shooting Greg Abbott and Paul promised action and then passed open carry so gun nuts could walk around with loaded assault weapons without a license and without training. From the Houston Chronicle:
Outside Paul’s event, Rhonda Hart, an anti-gun violence activist and the mother of Kimberly Vaughan, who was killed during the Santa Fe High School shooting in 2018, held her own sign and spoke through a megaphone as Paul supporters walked into the event. She was there, Hart said, out of frustration.
“On May 31, 2018, Greg Abbott promised us that our school shooting would be the last, and here we are four years later, and 19 more kids and two teachers were shot dead at Uvalde,” she said. “I’m frankly sick of this GOP being pro-life and yet so many people get un-alived on their watch. It’s disgusting.”
Four years later 19 ten year olds and 2 teachers were slaughtered in Uvalde after an 18 year old purchased an assault weapon and hundred of rounds of bullets. Afterward Dennis Paul did nothing. Absolutely nothing. He couldn’t even pull his nose out of the NRA’s ass for a minute to address the killings.
The quotes from the Chronicle are pretty good:
“We’re protesting the gun policies that our administration in Texas have passed to allow 18 years to buy AR 15 assault weapons,” “They refuse to pass common sense gun laws to protest citizens of Texas.”
“….the group criticized elected officials like Paul, saying they are choosing “bullets and guns instead of boys and girls”. “Our main thing is the kids because people are being killed and they’re not doing anything about it,” he said. “Voters have an opportunity to pick a side, who side are you on? Is it guns or is it families?”
“He (Paul) has a 100 percent approval rating by the NRA,” she said. “We need people to remember that there is another choice of people who care about communities and individuals instead of caring about lobby money. That’s where he (Paul) votes, he votes where the money is.”
Paul, the coward he is, said “I don’t know anybody outside,”.
One of Texas stupid sayings is “Everything is bigger in Texas”. It’s not true except we do have bigger cowards.
For example, the biggest coward in the State is Texas Senator Ted Cruz who fled to Cancun while his state was literally freezing to death. Following in his footsteps is our Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, running away like a scared little bitch. From The Texas Tribune:
That means he ran, like a coward. If Ken Paxton was at the battle of the Alamo he would have fought Ted Cruz to be the first to cross that line in the sand and run like a Texas sized coward. This is who they are.
BTW. I was in Canada last week. Every time a Canadian asked “Where you from?” and I responded with “Texas”, they gave me the look of “I’ll pray for you”. If I thought prayer actually worked, I would have joined them.
Take a close look at the local “leaders” Dennis Paul was bragging about.
It’s a bunch of white guys including State Senator Elect Money Mayes Middleton, State Representative Little Baby Briscoe Cain, State Representative Dennis Paul, and other white male leaders of the area.
Leaders of the area could have included State Representative Mary Ann Perez or Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, or State Senator Carol Alvarado but since they were talking about legislation for 2023 they wouldn’t have fit in.
Most probably the white folks were going to talk about limiting the rights of minorities to vote, again. All of them are election deniers and have bordered on Qanon conspiracy theories. They believe trump wasn’t the loser he really is. In fact Little Baby Briscoe was found in Philadelphia helping with the stop the steal bullshit and Money Mayes Middleton is funding some of the wackos pushing election fraud.
They are also probably talking about limiting women’s rights, as if there is more they can do, like banning birth control, or limiting rights based upon their perverted religious beliefs. Women leaders would just screw up this discussion.
And they are probably discussing how they can get guns into the hands of everyone, including high school students, at school. These guys are on the side of the NRA and will do whatever it takes to support guns and bullets over girls and boys. If a few dead school kids have not changed their minds on gun safety then nothing will.
Maybe they are talking about how they can call Homeland Security on all of the illegal workers in the restaurants in Clear Lake and have them deported to Colorado and have a good conservative laugh about it.
Dennis Paul is proud of the Khaos, Korruption, and Kruelty he is supporting. His picture speaks volumes.