Greg Abbott has begun his campaign attacking Beto O’Rourke. It’s all he has. Abbott can’t run on his record but Beto can and probably will. After 20 years of republican rule in Texas with 8 years as Governor, here is Abbott’s record:
- #1 in total rapes. https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/rape-statistics-by-state
- #5 in highest home insurance rates. https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/insurance/home-insurance-texas
- #1 in mass shootings. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2022-05-27/states-with-the-most-school-shootings
- #1 in unisured. https://comptroller.texas.gov/economy/fiscal-notes/2020/oct/uninsured.php
- #1 in Rural hospital closings. https://kvia.com/news/texas/stacker-texas/2021/12/09/texas-is-the-1-state-with-the-most-rural-hospital-closures-since-2005/
- #21 in electricity affordability (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deregulation_of_the_Texas_electricity_market
- #5 in highest monthly bills. (#1 is bad. #50 is good) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deregulation_of_the_Texas_electricity_market
- #34 in college tuition affordability. https://educationdata.org/average-cost-of-college-by-state
- #45 in property taxes. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/property-taxes-by-state
- #45 in health care access. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/health-care
- #35 in quality education. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/education
- #38 in school funding. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/education
- #49 in teacher benefits. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://cmf.houstonchronicle.com/news/legislature/article/Texas-and-Louisiana-rank-lowest-in-teacher-17274217.php
- #44 in prenatal care. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.americashealthrankings.org/learn/reports/2019-health-of-women-and-children-report/state-rankings-measures-clinical-care-infants
- #49 in living standards. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Texas-CNBC-study-17307362.php
- #50 in mental health. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.npr.org/2022/06/04/1103075887/texas-ranks-last-in-mental-health-care-among-u-s-states
- #50 in mental health access. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/may/25/beto-orourke/recent-report-put-texas-last-among-states-and-dc-m/
- #37 in poverty. (#1 is good. #50 is bad) https://www.welfareinfo.org/poverty-rate/texas/
I have never liked Mattress MAGAt Mack or his furniture store. I’ve been critical of the Houston Astros for organizing this feel good stunt of honoring Uvalde citizens who survived the shooting. Instead of actually using their power to stop this senseless violence like the Uvalde Massacre from happening again they chose to do something easy, something that can wash their hands of the blood of the kids killed.
The Astros could have used the opportunity to tell the Uvalde community, and all communities across the state that they will do whatever they can to prevent spending another nickel on consoling those affected by gun violence. They could do more than a moment of silence. They could do more than hitting a homerun for a fan.The Houston Astros strike out on the Uvalde massacre BAH August 19th, 2022
MAGAt Mack joined in the ceremonial, feel good, event calling it a “Day to Remember”. You know what is a day to remember? May 24, 2022. That’s the day 19 children were slaughtered by an 18 year old with a military assault weapon. Maybe instead of eating a hotdog, playing a stupid game and feeling good about yourself, you could stop giving money to the elected officials who gave the 18 year old the right to buy the weapon. Maybe you could stand up and use your power to demand a change in laws to prevent another massacre and still protect the rights to own guns, responsibly.
Instead MAGAt Mack and the Astros would rather have their very own “Day to Remember”, a day that will live in infamy, at least for them. Now, go wash your goddamn hands.
As of today women’s reproductive rights are over in Texas thanks to Greg Abbott’s “trigger law” which bans abortions for rape and incest victims. According to the Houston Chronicle:
A new state law that prohibits all abortions from the moment of fertilization, except if the mother’s life is at risk, is now in effect. Any doctor that performs an abortion could face life in prison and at least $100,000 in penalties. They could also lose their medical licenses.Houston Chronicle 8/25/2022
The right to address a pregnancy by a mother and her doctor is now replaced with the Greg Abbott’s long arm of government keeping that child in a women womb regardless of the viability of the child or the life of the mother. A rapist best friend is now Greg Abbott who will protect the rapist’s child born to a 10 year old.
This is sick. Just plain sick. Come November we need to abort Abbott.
It’s hard to disagree when Texas leads the nation in mass shootings (8), is the easiest state to get a gun, a state where anyone can walk around in public with a loaded AR15, a 100 round barrel clip, a silencer, and wearing body armor. A state with out of control property taxes, electricity rates, college tuition rates, home prices, and home insurance premiums. Texas ranks 49th in benefits for teachers in the nation, 45th in education. Texas teachers are underpaid, under appreciated, and under attack. Texas doesn’t take too kindly to gays, muslims, Mexicans, or anyone who even looks illegal. Texas has flooded the streets with unlimited guns putting our law enforcement under constant stress to keep us safe. And Texas is ranked 48th in quality of living
In short, Texas sucks. Do yourself a favor, Don’t
Mess Move With To Texas.
Democrats in Bay Area Houston opened their campaign headquarters for the 2022 election. Located at 1215 Bay Area Blvd on the corner of Diana and Bay Area, the office will be a focal point for campaign activities including their Grand Opening last Sunday.
Hundreds of Democrats stopped by during the event to pick up campaign signs and meet the candidates including Commissioner Adrian Garcia and our Harris County judicial candidates. We even had a surprise visit by the Chair of the Texas Democratic Party!
The office will be opened from 11-6 every day and will extend their hours as needed for phone banking and block walking activities.
It’s all fun and games to Greg Abbott until someone gets hurt.
According to KXAN all the election workers in Gillespie County, a county that is gunshot, bleeding red, have resigned due to threats and stalking by Republican MAGAts. Governor Abbott and the entire Republican Party have shown their support of the threats with their deafening silence and constant spewing of conspiracy stupidity. With just three months before the election the county is now scrambling to replace the workers and conduct a safe and secure election.
It should be concerning to the Mexican MAGAts, who think they are republicans, that Latinos are the focus of these threats. It’s typical of the Republican Party to claim they are courting the Latino vote then threaten and stalk Latinas running the elections. According to KXAN:
“The year 2020 was when I got the death threats,” [Gillespie County Elections Administrator Anissa] Herrera told the Post. “It was enough that I reached out to our county attorney, and it was suggested that I forward it to FPD (Fredericksburg Police Department) and the sheriff’s office.”
A Thursday report from the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed similar threats to Tarrant County Elections Administrator Heider Garcia, who sent a letter to representatives about violent threats made to both himself and his children.
Gillespie county is about as red as it gets and includes the cities of Fredericksburg, Stonewall, and Luchenbach (where ain’t nobody feeling no pain). The threats and stalking are coming from the constant lies about voter fraud and rigged elections by Trump and the Republican Party. Eventually someone will get killed, the Republican Party will blame it on someone else, and we will all forget about it without doing something to stop it.
Just like we did after El Paso, Santa Fe, and the Uvalde massacres.
Congresswoman Liz Cheney, a model Conservative, is out of the Republican Party with her looming defeat in the Wyoming Republican Primary.
Congresswoman Cheney is predicted to be soundly defeated by a MAGAt endorsed by Trump. Cheney was just one of a handful of true Conservatives who voted to impeach Trump after he extorted the President of Ukraine and lead an insurrection against our Country on Jan 6 all while the cowards of the party remained silent.
Cheney is a model Conservative. She truly deserves the title “Honorable”. You won’t hear her calling people names or making racist comments like referring to someone as “Pocahontas” or referring to African nations as shit hole nations. She isn’t an asshole like Congressman Gym Jordon. She isn’t a coward like Senator Ted Cruz or Josh Hawley. She isn’t a liar like Trump. She believes in the rule of law. She has real conservative values and she conducts herself as someone who has earned the title “Honorable”.
She isn’t a republican and the Republican Party isn’t conservative. They are just republicans. Kowards. Korrupt. Khaotic. The KKK. The KKK doesn’t deserve Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
Electricity prices, property taxes, housing costs, college tuition, and home insurance are out the roof in Texas. Gun violence is out of control. Texas ranks 45th in education. Women’s rights have been slashed and you are telling yourself “I need to do something!“. Well you have about 2 months to do something to correct the direction of our State. It’s up to you to get involved. This is how.
Volunteer with a campaign. Find a campaign to work on. Sign up. Volunteer.
Volunteer with our clubs. The Bay Area Democratic Movement, Bay Area New Democrats, and the Bay Area Association of Democratic Women has opened a joint headquarters and will be campaigning for all of our Democrats across the Bay Area including Beto, Lina Hidalgo, and Adrian Garcia. We are located on the corner of Diana and Bay Area Blvd. 1215 Bay Area Blvd. We are open 11-6 Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday. (Times will change as we get closer to the election.) We will be a one stop shop for signs, phone banking, block walking, rallies, and more. Sign up here to get periodic news on our HQ. Our phone number is 346-384-0387.
Phonebank. Phonebanking will be conducted throughout the day and evening. We will be calling voters in our own neighborhood. Our phonebook system is easy to use and does not require your personal cell phone! We will provide training. Again, join our newsletter to keep informed of when we will have training.
Block Walk/Literature drop. We will have our own door hanger available to leave at a door advocating for all of our candidates. Volunteer to work your own neighborhood. We will train you. It’s easy and great exercise.
Put a sign in your yard. Come by the HQ and get a sign for your candidate. (Donations greatly appreciated!) Show your support and enthusiasm for changing our State. Signs will be available soon. We will also be putting out signs in the district. If you have a business or property we can get a large sign for you. Once again, sign up here to learn when we get Beto signs!
Donate money. If you can’t talk, or walk, then donate! Our headquarters would greatly appreciate a donation to our HQ! The money will be used for rent, utilities, phonebanking, and literature. Donate to the HQ here.
Get involved! After 30 years of republican rule we have an excellent chance of a lifetime to finally put our state on the right track. DO SOMETHING! NOW!
You simply cannot make this up.
According to Click2Houston, Texas DPS will provide 30 officers to campuses throughout Uvalde ISD.
“As a new school year begins, we must ensure students, parents, and all dedicated school personnel can look forward to new opportunities to learn and grow. Texas will keep working to provide all available support and resources to the Uvalde community as they continue to heal.” — Greg Abbot
So 1 school district out of 1026 districts in Texas are now going to have extended police protection leaving 1025 districts open for assault, a total of 8723 schools. Once again Abbott is using a distraction in order to protect his gun buddies just like he did after the Santa Fe shooting.
After the Santa Fe shooting Governor Abbott and Lt Governor Dan Patrick promised metal detectors at the High School, again after the fact, after 8 kids were killed. Metal detectors at 1 out of 8724 school in Texas did not solve the problem as was the case in Uvalde. These are nothing but knee jerk reactions to distract from the real problem of easy access to military style weapons leading to 8 mass shootings in Texas alone.
This is Greg Abbott. He loves guns more than your kids lives.