Sunday, August 02, 2020
Saturday, August 01, 2020
A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday alone. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a “must watch,” while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video.
Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.
Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by “reptilians” and other aliens.
In the interest of fairness, I'll concede that last claim of hers could be true.
Harris County, where Houston sits, has the fifth-highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any U.S. county.— NPR (@NPR) August 1, 2020
"I signed more death certificates last week than in my entire life almost all put together,” one doctor says. https://t.co/OPzfdduZYP
Masculinity can be toxic, I've read. I will never believe the social and educational gains of having Texas schoolchildren return to the classroom is worth risking their lives and long-term health, or that of our state's teachers (or school bus drivers and custodians and cafeteria workers). Just know that the wealthy have options that the rest of you don't. I don't have any children or grandchildren in the state's school system but I do have a few nieces and nephews (and grands- of those). Should I care as much as their parents and grandparents? I don't really have a say or influence. I certainly didn't think that disregard for the threat, or poor planning and execution -- much less the economy -- was a good excuse for sacrificing our seniors, like Dan Patrick. (Nor the prisoners and immigrant detainees in our jails, but hey, maybe that's just me and a few other bleeding hearts.)
I wasn't elected to anything, and I sure didn't vote for any of these people who do think that.
My uncle was one of the 93 deaths last week in Texas from #covid19. No federal leadership in #TX14 from Weber, no state leadership from Abbott. It did not have to be like this in Texas, with our loved ones dying. https://t.co/3sTk2VIkUB— Adrienne Bell (@AdrBell) July 20, 2020
Gonna give this a closer look later, but at first glance I like what I see--esp. the "fixing broken Texas" gif.— David B. Collins for Senate 🌻☮ (@dbcgreentx) July 30, 2020
Courtesy of Common Cause:https://t.co/slStTwQ1kW
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday extended the early voting period for the November election by six days, citing continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 27, 2020
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election will now begin Oct. 13 instead of Oct. 19. https://t.co/Mvvr03y6G5
TX DEMS plan 7-figure digital ad buy as they try to turn Lone Star State blue in Nov.— ChickenFriedPolitics (@ChkFriPolitics) July 27, 2020
--The Place for Southern Politics is ChickenFriedPolitics.com--https://t.co/RvKY3VJVHq
Because of the resignation of Diane Trautman and the withdrawal of Andrea Duhon, there are now two Democratic nominee vacancies on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot:Harris County Clerk - Unexpired term, through 2022Harris County Department of Education Trustee, Position 7, At-Large - Full termUnder state law, precinct chairs from each political party nominate a candidate to appear on the November ballot. HCDP precinct chairs will vote at a County Executive Committee (CEC) meeting to be held virtually (conducted by computer, rather than in-person) on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 11:00 am.
Environmental updates include these developments. First, from Juan Cole:
Ashton Nichols at The Dallas Morning News reports that ExxonMobil lost over $1 billion in the second quarter, up from a $600 million lost in the first. Year on year, its revenues are down 33% for the first half of this year. It has been forced to close down half its fracking rigs in the Permian Basin. In recent years, the company is responsible for 124 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually and it is one of the biggest polluters in the world, helping wreck the planet.
Nichols quoted senior vice president Neal Chapman as saying, “Absolute demand fell to levels we haven’t seen in nearly 20 years. We’ve never seen a decline with this magnitude and pace before, even relative to the historic periods of demand volatility following the global financial crisis as far back as the 1970s oil and energy crisis.”
Chevron did even worse, losing a whopping $8 billion.
This crisis is a foretaste of what is coming when electric cars take off in the consumer market, something that will happen through the 2020s.
As I have written before, I simply do not have the same amount of sympathy for these companies that I do for small businesses. They haven't only failied to adapt; they have refused to, and have denied that their commerce is at the root of a more serious global pandemic than COVID-19.
ExxonMobil has known about the catastrophic effects of using its product for decades, and has spent tens of millions of dollars to muddy the waters and discourage people from giving up gasoline. It also engages in greenwashing, pretending to be working on renewable energy or the (non-existent) carbon capture, when in fact only 1% of its profits go toward such research. ExxonMobil executives and flacks are committing premeditated inter-generational genocide.
Mike, it’s not just the GOP supporting big oil but many Democrats as well, both candidates and elected officials. We cannot afford centrist gradualism when our world is being destroyed. @sunriseatx @SierraClubAlamo @itsTracyChapman https://t.co/Znnqla0I5i— Tom Wakely For Congress - TX21 (@Wakely2020) July 27, 2020
Every dark cloud has a silver lining, and the Progressive Forum's blog, written by Randall Morton, presents the capitalist opportunity in the midst of the crisis:
Let’s rouse the business opportunities at our feet. The next decade is an opportunity to generate a Houston renaissance by taking the most practical economic course. While still works in progress, post-industrial cities like Pittsburgh and Tulsa are proven examples of hope. This common-sense direction is also the path to solve our three major crises: Economic recovery, inequality, and climate. The pain of our current passage, the common suffering of rich and poor, the common suffering of politically right and left, are driving common support for dynamic business answers. The bottom line: Profitable investments toward renaissance and resilience are better than endless trillions for rescue. Let’s put our HAT on.
They'd better get after it because we're all running out of time. And shit like this isn't the right way to fix anything.
Didn't anyone in Houston consider how bad this looks??https://t.co/EOWZFwksnw?— Geoff Dembicki (@GeoffDembicki) July 31, 2020
I have a variety of social justice posts and Tweets.
Darrington prison is named after a slave plantation. Draper is named after a KKK leader. Goree Unit is named after a Confederate captain.— Keri Blakinger (@keribla) July 29, 2020
We talk a lot about racist monuments & team names, but here’s a look at prison names - which are just as bad: https://t.co/mPfIQjcxT1
Zachery Taylor blogs about how the mainstream media continues to overlook the murders of US veterans beyond Vanessa Guillen. Which leads us to the latest news on the killing of Garrett Foster, the Austin BLM protestor gunned down last weekend.
The Texas Tribune has confirmed that Austin protester Garrett Foster’s suspected killer tweeted about retaliating against demonstrators. His posts have strengthened activists’ concerns over how police are handling the investigation of the deadly shooting. https://t.co/8FpgVXhxzZ— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) August 1, 2020
Today is the first of the month, and that is creating a crisis for many Texans who are unable to pay their rent. Once again, I'm not sure our state's leaders care.
“This is one area where we found that we did make a mistake, because we actually added a $600-a-week benefit from the federal government." - @JohnCornyn— Progress Texas (@ProgressTX) July 28, 2020
As Texans struggle to make rent, remember who called for taking these benefits away. #TurnTexasBluehttps://t.co/tFsHJPoJYP
As this post was set to publish, some sad news came over the Tweet feed
Sincerest condolences to Rep. Howard and her family.
Traces of Texas reader David McGill was so kind as to send in this photo of kids eating watermelon on a summer day in San Antonio, 1959. David is on the far right. His brother, noted actor Bruce McGill (Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in "Lincoln" among others) is on the far left pic.twitter.com/vTzrZ1Pspk— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) July 31, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
In their Newsweek piece, “How Trump Could Lose the Election–and Still Remain President,” CNBC founder Tom Rogers and former Senator Tim Wirth (D-CO) explain:
“This is how it happens, Biden wins. I don’t just mean the popular vote, he wins the key swing states, he wins the electoral college. President Trump says there’s been Chinese interference in the election. He’s been talking about Biden’s soft on China—China wanted Biden to win so he says a national emergency; the Chinese have intervened in the election.”
This is particularly ironic considering Trump’s former National Security Adviser, John Bolton, documents in his new book that Trump, during trade negotiations with China, pushed Chinese President Xi Jinping to agree to purchase American agricultural products as a means to bolster popularity with U.S. farmers to help with 2020 re-election prospects.
Tom Rogers adds:
“Just ten days ago [June 23] he [Trump] tweeted, he actually tweeted, ‘rigged 2020 election,’ millions of mail-in ballots will be printed by foreign countries it will be the scandal of our times. so he’s laying the groundwork for this. So he does an investigation and [Attorney General Bill] Barr backs this up with all kinds of legal opinions about emergency powers that the president has.”
“Then what happens is it’s all geared towards December 14th. Why December 14th? Well, that’s the deadline when the electors of the states have to be chosen. Why is that key? Because that’s what the Supreme Court used in Bush v. Gore to cut off the Florida counting. They keep this national emergency investigation going through December 14th. Biden, of course, challenges this in the courts and says, ‘hey, we won these states, I want the electors that favored me named. The Supreme Court doesn’t throw the election to the Republicans as it did in 2000; instead it says, ‘look, there’s a deadline here.’ If they can’t be certified in these states because of this investigation going on, there’s a constitutional process for this.”
“If no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.”
Republican are already running full-tilt voter suppression ahead of November.
All it takes is for only a couple of states -- say, Texas and Florida -- to cast some doubt over the election’s integrity for it to be tossed to the House of Representatives.
That may appear on the surface to be good news since Democrats hold the majority in the House.
But they won’t be the ones to certify the election.
Remember, the 12th amendment stipulates, “The votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote.”
With more Republican-controlled legislatures than Democratic, this means Trump can legitimately lose both the popular vote as he did four years ago and the electoral college, securing re-election.
There is already a precedent for this.
In the 1876 election that pitted Republican Rutherford B. Hayes against Democrat Samuel Tilden, Tilden clinched the popular vote but was one vote shy of the requisite electoral votes.
As Ohio Republican Congressman James Monroe (no relation to our fifth president) published in The Atlantic in October 1893, “The votes of Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, and South Carolina, with an aggregate of 22 electors” would decide the election.
That election happening in the midst of Reconstruction, federal soldiers occupied the three southern states.
Ku Klux Klan presence was also heavy in all four states.
Congressional Democrats claimed soldiers intimidated and suppressed the votes of Southern Democratic voters.
With the threat of re-igniting the Civil War that had only concluded 11 years before, Republicans and Democrats hammered out a backroom deal to hand the presidency to Hayes if he agreed to withdraw Union soldiers from the South.
He was made president, thus ending Reconstruction.
My, how I enjoy single sentences as separate paragraphs. They really add a dramatic flair that the content seems to lack. Have I spent too many pixels on this? In other postponement news ...
(Trump's) campaign has frozen a majority of its TV spending less than 100 days before the 2020 election. A campaign official said the demotion of former campaign manager Brad Parscale has led them to start a “review” and “fine-tuning” of their re-election strategy.
“With the leadership change in the campaign, there’s understandably a review and fine-tuning of the campaign’s strategy. We’ll be back on the air shortly, even more forcefully exposing Joe Biden as a puppet of the radical left-wing,” a Trump campaign official told NBC News.
Sometimes it's difficult to judge which of Trump's minion's lies are the most ridiculous, but today I'll go with that last one, particularly since ...
- Former Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards— Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) July 28, 2020
- Obama Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis,
- SEIU president Mary Kay Henry,
- Senator Mark Pryor
- American federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten
- State Senator Oscar Braynon
The very next tweet in that thread lists all the votes. My response here is very easy.
“Those who support Medicare for All are throwing their vote away by voting for Joe Biden. A vote for Hawkins/Walker is a vote for Medicare for All. A vote for Biden means Medicare for All will get lost in the sauce."— Howie Hawkins (@HowieHawkins) July 28, 2020
Read the full statement at https://t.co/jfMcxCLnGg pic.twitter.com/anWlfR5Dla
As you should be able to predict, the response was swift and merciless.
Anyone telling you there are only 2 choices in November hasn't heard of guillotines.— Astronaut 🦺 (@AATAstronaut) July 31, 2020
That is what @CNN @FoxNews #DEMS & #GOP would like you to believe, but it is a lie. My vision to build a nation where We the People truly means #AllThePeople far surpasses both Biden & Trump's vision, yet CNN has ignored our campaign for 14 months.https://t.co/spASviDNUW— Mark Charles 2020 (@wirelesshogan) July 28, 2020
David Collins also got in a retort to last week's Jackass, One 'f' Rouner.
This could be performative to throw everybody off, but I'll bet a little more on the KHive. You really don't want to stir up those murder hornets, trust me.
-- Trump's visit to the Permian Basin, his new Demon Sperm doctor, and his back-up plan for rigging the Census to screw over states with large immigrant populations like Texas and California are all items I'll put in the week-ending Lone Star wrap, coming later today or tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
As the #COVID19 pandemic is hitting Texans harder than ever, @GovAbbott is reportedly ducking interviews with large Texas outlets, especially print media.— Progress Texas (@ProgressTX) July 24, 2020
What have you got to hide, @GovAbbott? #AbbottIsResponsible #txlege https://t.co/x6cBIkJIwk
BREAKING: The @DCCC, the entity charged with helping elect Democrats to the House, is rolling out its first-ever Hindi and Chinese language video ads in Texas today.— The Yappie (@TheYappie) July 21, 2020
The videos are aimed at boosting @SriPKulkarni in #TX22, a district that is 19% AAPI.https://t.co/64i2FBbnED
When I was a little girl, we’d go on road trips from Texas to Minnesota in my mom’s ‘78 Ford Fairmont to visit my Uncle Dale.— Julie Oliver (@JulieOliverTX) July 24, 2020
He had this big movie poster from the “The Rose”.
And for years I thought Bette Midler *was* Janis Joplin.
Always stuck with me. This will, too. https://t.co/myjdLeH7Zr
Corpus Christi, Texas, was already wrestling with a worsening virus outbreak when Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Saturday. Here's where else the state's cases are spiking. https://t.co/FIoQ5WwLbf— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 28, 2020
I cannot stress this enough.— Matt Dempsey (@mizzousundevil) July 27, 2020
DSHS was counting fatalities the same way the Houston Chronicle Data Team does every night.
Looking at county/city reports.
(In fairness, we use DSHS data for all but about 18 counties. That still was more current then the state's count.) https://t.co/AmaqNKASAt
At FMC Carswell federal prison in Texas, women sleep 4 to a room. As COVID-19 tore through the prison, staff shut off the air conditioning and hung plastic curtains in the doorways to stop the virus’ spread. “The heat is about to get the best of us.” https://t.co/izEyPz8eiH— The Appeal (@theappeal) July 27, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the scope of the Permian bust deepens, and renewable energy becomes a stronger force in the energy markets, the risk of tethering Texas’ economy to fossil fuels will likely only heighten in the years ahead.https://t.co/mNLTJ96klL— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) July 27, 2020
"Everybody’s for equity, until they’re against it." For years, money for flood protection in the Houston area went mostly to richer and whiter neighborhoods. A new approach prioritizes disadvantaged neighborhoods, and it’s stirring up resentments.https://t.co/JwOkokQex5— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 25, 2020
Lol and the headlines were TESLA PICKS AUSTIN, instead of "Austin pays Tesla to come here" https://t.co/h0htGNs6Z7— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) July 24, 2020
42% of renters in Texas have little or no confidence they'll be able to pay August rent (via @uscensusbureau). That uncertainty rises to 56% among Hispanic renters. @zoyamiddleton of @TexasHousers wrote about housing precarity during the pandemic https://t.co/x4RAAD6DjR— Kinder Institute (@RiceKinderInst) July 24, 2020
We can enact a local grace period to keep people housed (this reduces infection rates) AND prep for more federal rental assistance funds. The two aren’t incompatible, we must use our power compassionately.— already an ancestor (@zoyamiddleton) July 24, 2020
Why Houston Apartment Evictions Are Mounting https://t.co/7AssnC7wrC
When our government spends 54 cents of every discretionary dollar on military contracts and less than 16 cents of every discretionary dollar on healthcare, education, and infrastructure, we cannot ignore that –– our values are off. https://t.co/wzOGKrtlMT— Texas Poor People's Campaign (@texas_ppc) July 24, 2020
JUST IN: This is the first time Wurstfest in New Braunfels has been called off in its 60-year history https://t.co/ScJpzRYT3C— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) July 23, 2020
Welcome to Houston, home of the drive-thru strip clubs...https://t.co/6aocbAJysU— Unstripped Voice (@UnstrippedVoice) July 22, 2020
Celebrating the start of #baseballseason with these photos of LaGrave Field in Fort Worth! ⚾️ #BaseballisBack— UTA Archives (@spcouta) July 24, 2020
[Left: Amon Carter throwing out the first pitch @ LaGrave Field, 1930, https://t.co/ztx0dWF3Ln; Right: LaGrave Field on opening day, 1928, https://t.co/CQMBTHbs5O] pic.twitter.com/pUoKLEH8xU
Monday, July 27, 2020
What in the boot-stompin-two-tooth-tobaccah-chewin-pearl-snap-wearin-disgraceful-racist-honky is going on in Weatherford, TX? https://t.co/JTHY48chQJ— poor peeps’ department (@poorpeepsdept) July 26, 2020
Weatherford, TX - White man punches black man standing in the street as Confederate counter-protesters face-off against Black Lives Matter protesters The police do not arrest the white man. This is America.— Michael Hendricks (@JudeNewcomb) July 25, 2020
Bottom middle stream.#texas #blacklivesmatter #racistUSA #racism pic.twitter.com/q4qHOG58Px
Shell Seas, blogging at Living Blue in Texas, has more.
Today, in Tyler TX: Trump goons attacked peaceful folks at a rally with @Hank4Texas, Democratic Party Congressional candidate for TX-1. Tyler Police watched the assaults at the Courthouse Square. https://t.co/9BwgE1kiNN— BarbaraAnn Radnofsky (@TXBarbaraAnn) July 27, 2020
Gilbert's Twitter feed has three links to East Texas media accounts of the skirmish, all with video.
Last night, Garrett's death reverberated beyond Austin and made its way to the walls of Los Angeles. In both LA & Oxnard, protesters will march in his memory, and in solidarity with his fiancée, his loved ones, and his comrades in Austin.https://t.co/JSyh2axue2— Mike Ramos Brigade (@mike_r_brigade) July 26, 2020
A distraught witness describes the shooting. Garrett was beloved by his community and he leaves behind his wife. 💔 pic.twitter.com/nCtV9TGLj0— Chad Loder (@chadloder) July 26, 2020
Here is a CONFIRMED GoFundMe for Garrett Foster, the victim of last night's drive-by murder at a #BlackLivesMatter march in #AustinTx.— Kit O'Connell is Antifascist (BLM) (@KitOConnell) July 26, 2020
His wife is disabled & he was her primary caretaker. They will need a LOT of support. Please give. #GarrettFoster https://t.co/RdO9p1lioZ
While they’re rationing healthcare in #SouthTexas due to high #COVID19 numbers & #HurricaneHanna is pounding the TX coast....@realDonaldTrump is playing golf at one of his properties at taxpayers’ expense #TrumpVirus #COVIDIOT #GrifterInChief @JohnCornyn @tedcruz @RepRonWright https://t.co/1NmAMuH8kT— J. Milford (@Onegreystray) July 26, 2020
Military contractor personnel in McAllen, TX block an attorney from visiting with migrant children illegally detained at a hotel: https://t.co/pb8S2HM8ms— Aarón Cantú (@aaron_con_choco) July 23, 2020
🚨 ALERT: we learned that some of the remaining families are being moved from the Hampton Inn right now during #HurricaneHanna. Our legal team is rapidly responding to ensure we don't lose them.— Texas Civil Rights Project (@TXCivilRights) July 26, 2020
Where are they taking them now? Congress must investigate: https://t.co/nP6h8r90dZ
Oh hey, did you see one Texas county has been hit so hard by COVID it has formed a death panel to decide which patients are too sick to save?— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) July 24, 2020
Yep, thanks to @GovAbbott and @realDonaldTrump not listening to scientists. https://t.co/WbcQhQdESO
Seventh Soldier from Vanessa Guillen's Duty Station Found Deadhttps://t.co/8pKg1TnL9J— Niko House 🌺🌹✊🏾 (@nikoCSFB) July 26, 2020
“I Felt Alone”: The Story Of How An Immigrant Teenager Fought To Stay In The US While Under Guard In A Texas Hotel https://t.co/tjqZlqk1e6— Shallremainnameless (@Spiggitzfan) July 24, 2020
The Texas Rangers were vicious enforcers of white power. J.T. Canales was the only Mexican American in the legislature. He lost the fight, but the reckoning he sought is finally underway.— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) July 23, 2020
Today marks the 157th anniversary of the death of Sam Houston, who died on July 26, 1863. His last words were "Texas, Margaret, Texas." He was buried during a rainstorm in Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville and, because of the Civil War, few people were in attendance. pic.twitter.com/IL2ECEdaRY— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) July 26, 2020
Much more Wrangled -- and to be posted -- shortly.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Kim Kardashian West has shared a message about her husband Kanye West and mental health.In an Instagram Stories post on Wednesday, Kardashian West acknowledged that West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and said it's "incredibly complicated and painful" for many to understand.
He is the first if you’re listing them BACKWARDS— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) July 22, 2020
Trump brags about passing a brain damage test, where you repeat 5 words, like it makes him a prodigy: “You go: ‘Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV. If you get it in order, you get extra points. They said nobody gets it in order.” #CognitiveTest https://t.co/ohYfptDu0z— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) July 23, 2020
And this is the man with the nuclear codes.
“I am not committed to naming any but the people I have named, and among them are four Black women. So that decision is underway right now. And by the way, Black women have supported me my entire career. You all act like all of the sudden there was an epiphany in South Carolina.”[...]
“We have gone through about four candidates so far in the two-hour vetting, and we will get all the vetting done of all the candidates, and then I am going to narrow the list, and then I will have personal discussions with each of the candidates who are left,” Biden said.
He has indicated that he expects to name a running mate around Aug. 1, which is next week.
Getting a little bored of this game, personally. I just don't think it's him making the final call.
2/ Over 200 Operation Legend agents were also already sent to Kansas City, MO, and 35 federal agents will be sent to Albuquerque, NM—with plans to add other cities.https://t.co/zvpfVF0GF0— Jesse Damiani (@JesseDamiani) July 22, 2020
It's not, naturally, the only destabilization effort Trump is making. I have zero doubt he would like to get an actual war started in order to declare himself an actual wartime president ...
"In recent weeks, reports are that Israel’s attacks ... are being done specifically to try to start a war before the November US election. The expectation is that Iran will eventually retaliate and that this will be a pretext to further escalate the situation into open warfare." https://t.co/J7g0y4VD14— Climate Clock (@Tav_assoli) July 21, 2020
... especially since he's gotten bored with the coronavirus wars that he and the Republican governors have so abjectly lost.
With new independent and third-party candidates like Kanye West and Brock Pierce running for President, it's brought more attention to my campaign. I’m often asked if a vote for me is just a vote for Donald Trump. This thread explains why that argument has no merit.— Mark Charles 2020 (@wirelesshogan) July 23, 2020
"Corporate America has to change its ways. It's not going to require legislation. I'm not proposing any." -Joe Biden— Nate's Liver - Commentary (@SilERabbit) July 23, 2020
Good thing corporations aren't greedy. https://t.co/4th5QNOQvH
lol published one day apart pic.twitter.com/VBNQ8MYE2g— tyson brody (@tysonbrody) July 21, 2020
Whole lotta BS lately about how great Biden's climate plan is.
In a recent interview #JoeBiden said, "When I think about climate change, the word I think of is 'jobs'."— Mark Charles 2020 (@wirelesshogan) July 23, 2020
There are many problems, at many levels, with this way of thinking which I will discuss next week. But first, I'd love to hear your thoughts (communicated respectfully).
Our Green Economy Reconstruction Program will move us towards 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 in all sectors of the economy. Energy, homes, transportation, food, and manufacturing are all major contributors to our emissions footprint.— Howie Hawkins (@HowieHawkins) July 22, 2020
Read more at https://t.co/f0S14WnZ9I pic.twitter.com/V1XZZr6hnL
His entire portfolio in one pic! pic.twitter.com/BCutprb8Ur— Luis F. 🌹🌻 #GoGreen 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 🦺 (@JohnStalv01) July 22, 2020
The Democratic Party establishment is far to the right of the US population.— Arash Kolahi (@ArashKolahi) July 21, 2020
PROOF: Compare the public opinion polls in this thread to the Dem Party’s platform.
So why is the party pandering to the right, when poll after poll shows broad support to their left? 1/18 https://t.co/Y3rQEFJy6b
#NotMeUs #DemExit #GreenEnter #GreenParty #SocialistParty #HawkinsWalker2020 #H20 #NeverBidenNeverTrump #NeverBiden #NeverTrump #NeverJorgensen #AntiFascist #AbolishThePolice #AbolishIce #EndThePatriotAct #UnitedLeft #RevolutionNow #JusticeForAll #WeBernGreen pic.twitter.com/p2Mp9EAsFx— 𝓕𝓻𝓸𝓶 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓼𝓱𝓮𝓼🌹 (@WeBernGreen) July 21, 2020
Inviting John Kasich to the DNC does not help Biden win even in Ohio. Dems seem to be trying to win the endorsement of the @NRO not THE ELECTION. GOP Trump critics are not here to HELP, just look at what they've done THIS CENTURY.— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) July 21, 2020
My latest in @thenation https://t.co/FaLDCNmgl1
Not the Unity Strategy I can get on board with.
Biden's 3rd plank of his Build Back Better campaign is focused on "easing the squeeze " on the working class. Not stopping the squeeze just easing it up a little.— 🌹By-Tor🌹 (@BrianArizona) July 21, 2020
Fuck the DNC and Biden.
“Russian Interference” was always a lie meant to distract the public from DNC cheating in the 2016 primaries. pic.twitter.com/kRMTfYY2PF— Biden’s War on Drugs (@classwar187) July 21, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Incredible scene in Portland right now. A group of Moms are chanting, “Feds stay clear! Moms are here!” at the federal courthouse.— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) July 19, 2020
Allen West, the firebrand former Florida congressman, has defeated Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey to lead the country's largest state Republican Party.— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) July 20, 2020
West's victory came amid a tumultuous convention that had unraveled on Dickey's watch. https://t.co/zMxINSvSKE
Our latest race ratings shift 19 legislative and congressional seats and all 8 statewide races (RRC and top Courts) following runoff results, latest campaign finance reports and polling trends. See them here:https://t.co/Su3P0y8Y6R— Texas Election Source (@TXElects) July 20, 2020
We'll run the model again Labor Day weekend. pic.twitter.com/vZRXzq53gn
TX CD24 GOP House nominee @Bethvanduyne collecting salary from her campaign, using rule that allows candidates to be paid like campaign employees— ChickenFriedPolitics (@ChkFriPolitics) July 19, 2020
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SD14 special: Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt remains below 50% following the release of what we expect to be final unofficial results from Travis and Bastrop Cos. Eckhardt sits at 49.75%, which puts her in a runoff against Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, who finished with 33.9% of the vote.
Interesting reply thread re: SD14 race. Appears @EddieforTexas would have to quit House race before mid-August deadline to ensure a timely ballot replacement if he wins. H/T @TXElects #txlege #SD14 https://t.co/500y6bHKOw— The Back Mic (@TheBackMic) July 21, 2020
From earlier this hour: The Texas Supreme Court announces Justice Paul Green is retiring at the end of August. @GovAbbott will appoint his successor. His term is up at the end of 2022.— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) July 21, 2020
.@SHAQ joined Mayor @SylvesterTurner at the @HoustonFoodBank distribution site at NRG Stadium where the Mayor helped hand out food to those in need. Shaq,who lives in Pearland, honored as the 1st National Humanitarian Award recipient from the group Houston Random Acts of Kindess. pic.twitter.com/Q8cp7dfc7E— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 18, 2020
... and some apparently don't.
James Harden says he did not know what the mask represented. pic.twitter.com/sGt4OQ1195— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 17, 2020
This year the motto "Dine Out and Do Good" has been revised to "Take Out and Do Good." One dollar from each meal purchased will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. The donation amount is smaller than in past years, but it allows more establishments to participate and helps support workers in the hard-hit restaurant industry.HRW founder Cleverley Stone passed away earlier this year. Her daughter, Katie, is continuing the fundraiser in her name. Houston Restaurant Weeks will run from Aug. 1 to Sept. 7.
Here's a nice Sunday morning Texas history read regarding Texas' first film studio:https://t.co/90twQDQivH— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) July 19, 2020