Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

May 11th, 2022 - 4:48 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

He was innocent, but they didn’t execute him like Texas would have

Claude Garrett of Tennessee served 30 years of a life sentence before the state decided the fire that killed his girlfriend was an accident. But at least they didn’t kill him. After a judge ruled Garrett, now 65, demonstrated “actual innocence” he was released from prison on Tuesda[...]

May 5th, 2022 - 8:23 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism

Sorry you moved to a red state?

These people are. Shifting political sands are “jarring” liberal-minded young people and professionals who moved to blue enclaves in red states during the pandemic, either for a change of scenery or in pursuit of work opportunities, and now some are having second thoughts, NBC News says [...]

April 16th, 2022 - 9:27 pm § in Politics

GOP governor’s border stunt will cost you at grocery checkout

And he doesn’t care. Like busing migrants to Washington D.C., Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott’s “tighter inspections of trucks entering Texas from Mexico” was political theater, not a serious policy or solution to a problem. Migrants illegally jumping the border from Mexico into T[...]

April 13th, 2022 - 9:32 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

2 states, 2 voter fraud prosecutions

Charles Franklin Barnes Jr., 64 (left), and Jay Richard Ketcik (right), 63, are white, male, Republican, and live in a notoriously pro-Trump Florida retirement community. Both intentionally voted multiple times in the 2020 election. They got pretrial diversion, which means their records will be wipe[...]

April 11th, 2022 - 11:00 pm § in Politics

Trans families flee Texas

Texas is run by hateful people, and isn’t merely inhospitable, but unsafe for LGBQT people. Republican state elected officials are creating what they call “a climate of terror.” Their vicious campaign against LGBQT people is leaving trans kids, their parents, and LGBTQ exhausted. N[...]

March 24th, 2022 - 10:01 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Texas GOP expands its war against LGBQT kids

Texas AG Ken Paxton, a Republican homophobe, has ordered an Austin school district to stop observing Pride Week. Pride Week, he says, is “sex education” and therefore violates Texas law. That’s nonsense. It’s like saying observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is “[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 3:52 am § in Politics

Why he’s not running for re-election

Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX, bio here) won the 2022 Republican primary on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and the next day announced “he was ending his reelection campaign and admitted having an affair … with the widow of an American-born recruiter for the Islamic State group” (read story here).[...]

February 26th, 2022 - 9:18 pm § in Politics

Texas democracy? No way!

Click here for the faces and stories of people who Texas Republicans don’t want voting — the blacks, the elderly, the sick and disabled, the young. To be honest, I can’t vote for a party or politicians who do that to their fellow citizens. How about you? And if a party has to preve[...]

February 23rd, 2022 - 2:13 pm § in Politics

Texas GOP governor orders kids to drop their drawers

“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) wants the government to investigate children’s genitals,” Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 (story here). He’s ordered the state child welfare agency to investigate sex change procedures on minors, just one day after Texas Attorn[...]

February 20th, 2022 - 7:45 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Texas GOP candidate for Congress berates college education

First, let’s start with what Christian Collins is for. He’s for himself succeeding retiring Rep. Kevin Brady in Texas’ heavily-Republican 8th District in S.E. Texas (profile here, see map below), for whom he worked as a campaign manager. He’s also for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gre[...]