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September 1st, 2022 - 12:24 am § in Politics

How GOP Texas governor spends taxpayer money

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has spent $12.7 million busing border jumpers to Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago (see story here). The Daily Mail says this dough paid for transporting more than 7,400 migrants out of Texas, which by my rough calculation comes out to about $1,700 per nose. The ben[...]

July 27th, 2022 - 12:13 pm § in Misc.

Guns are now a driving accessory in Texas

Police say the victim, who had a 2-year-old toddler in his car, may have cut off the other driver. Be that as it may, the other driver followed the victim, then when the vehicles stopped got out of his truck and assaulted the victim while his passenger shot into the back window. Her second shot [&he[...]

July 25th, 2022 - 3:21 pm § in Politics

Texas political ad goes viral

This ad has gone viral, with over 2.7 million views, but it probably doesn’t bother Gov. Abbott, who’s heavily favored in polls. The real problem isn’t Abbott, it’s Texas voters. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

July 24th, 2022 - 8:53 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Another criminally irresponsible pitbull owner

If you let 7 snarling pitbulls run loose and they bite, gnaw, and chew an elderly man to death, how much prison time should you get? This happened in Texas, of course, a state populated by people with a laissez-faire attitude toward dogs and guns, but intolerant of black people who try to vote. Thei[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

Slavery by any other name is still slavery

Texas is some kind of unique animal, a unicorn among states, in the sense of “only in Texas …” For example, only in Texas do a dozen or more cops mill around outside a school for 70 minutes while a crazed gunman is slaughtering children in the classroom. Only in Texas do people fre[...]

June 20th, 2022 - 9:27 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

How Texas plans to prevent more school shootings

“Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a ‘mental health challenge’ and the state needed to ‘do a better job with mental health,'” NBC News reported on Monday, June 20, 2022. Then added, “— yet in April he slashed $211 million from t[...]

June 19th, 2022 - 4:19 pm § in Politics

Texas GOP convention votes for guns, against gays; assaults congressman

Texas GOP delegates holding a state convention rebuked their own senator, Jon Cornyn, and 9 other GOP senators who’ve signed on for a watered-down gun bill in the wake of a slaughter of Texas school kids. They also adopted a series of positions against LGBQT people, including interfering in th[...]

June 18th, 2022 - 1:46 am § in Misc.

Is Texas rugged, or just dysfunctional?

First no electricity, now no water. For centuries, Apaches and Comanches shrugged; they got along without both. Still do, by and large, on their reservations. (That’s because Texas doesn’t have any reservations to speak of.) Today’s non-reservation Texans, which is basically all Te[...]

June 6th, 2022 - 2:18 pm § in Politics

Representative democracy in Texas, mass shootings edition

In a representative democracy, you elect someone to represent you. Not in Texas. Following the 2019 mass shootings in El Paso and Santa Fe, and the 2022 school massacre in Uvalde, the GOP-controlled legislature has decided to study gun violence. The lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, has appointed a [...]

June 3rd, 2022 - 11:37 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Ted Cruz on gun safety

You may want to have a barf bag handy for this one. But then, that’s pretty much true of anything involving Ted Cruz, who stood smiling on a debate stage while Donald Trump accused his father of complicity in JFK’s assassination, and fled to Mexico when the Texas power grid failed and so[...]