Hard to delineate, but we'll classify K-Pax and Pee Bush in the first. If you've had your teevee on this week, you've probably noticed.
I just can't get enough of this Texas Republican civil war, you know.— Bob Garrett (@RobertTGarrett) May 19, 2022
It's the gift that keeps on giving ...
Abbott, Cruz, Midland's Tim Dunn, rent-a-cop PACs, vicious attacks. Sublime.#txlege
In response to a man who thought @DonHuffines would perform better against @GregAbbott_TX, @CarrieIsaac said “You have too much faith in the voters”; she also said “just know that we’re working behind the scenes to get rid of a speaker that’s not conservative.” #TxLege https://t.co/vl0LgS1RDE— Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) May 19, 2022
TexDems didn't want to be left out.
The Democratic primary runoff for the 30th Congressional District grew even more contentious Thursday amid accusations of lies and distortions between the candidates and their supporters. https://t.co/18pmZg2og7— CBS DFW (@CBSDFW) May 19, 2022
"This harms everyone, including the accused, and must stop," Ogg said in a statement in the latest back-and-forth amid indictments against three Hidalgo staffers. https://t.co/dDcsk6Ymuq— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) May 19, 2022
Some people would rather focus on the policy failures.
Why do Texas officials keep misleading us about the ERCOT electric grid's problems and the best way to fix them? Here's why the data they push serves politicians' climate agenda, not the public good. https://t.co/GqXb4L7PQg @HoustonChron #txlege #energytwitter— ChrisTomlinson (@cltomlinson) May 18, 2022
Where are @DanPatrick, @GovAbbott & @DadePhelan on this latest boondoggle idea to pilfer from our raggedy ass power grid in Texas?? Jeopardize power in my dad's senior living facility for crypto? Hard pass. #VotethemOut #txlege https://t.co/3tLPyZwFPx— jane the hand washer (@moderatemama) May 17, 2022
Hey Texas - privatizing #FosterCare hasn't resulted in better care. The private providers can't provide quality care for what R's are willing to pay. So - vulnerable kids continue to get not nearly enough by the "pro-life" crowd. Quelle Surprise! #txlege https://t.co/g3u0WSu0Jx— genevieve (@genvc) May 17, 2022
The 5th Circuit just dismantled the SEC's power to enforce securities law. This decision is beyond radical. It is nihilistic. https://t.co/6X46t2f4vY— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) May 18, 2022
Well and good for them, but if you read this piece from Svitek regarding Paxton's acolytes, the one thing you should take away is that reasoning, logic, and facts are impermeable.
And if you're still under the impression that the Democrats are different, or better ...
There was a time that this plus an FBI raid would have ended a campaign. But it’s impossible to overstate the party establishment’s hostility to its progressive wing. There’s basically nothing Cuellar could do to lose their support https://t.co/rLcQbri0mH— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) May 17, 2022
Voting harder, red or blue, isn't going to change any of this. But hey, if that's still your jam, go on with your bad self. I'll even grant that there are some Dems worth giving a chance, inside and outside the Great State. Here's a few.
Chip, I know you were birthed from the pits of the netherworld, but babies need food to live.— Claudia Zapata for Congress, TX-21 (@PoderConClaudia) May 19, 2022
I am pro-choice and more “pro-life” than you are. In Congress I will fight to codify Roe v. Wade AND expand social services to address maternal/infant mortality rates. https://t.co/ySL6z24xsq
.@JCisnerosTX is offering a bold agenda that speaks to the needs of Texas’ 28th district. Her opponent, one of the very few anti-choice Democrats in Congress, is funded by over a million dollars in corporate contributions from Big Oil companies. She can win if we stand with her. pic.twitter.com/wdrzUcn1jg— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 18, 2022
If you're still into voting, live in @ClyburnSC06 district in South Carolina and want to get rid of the man who said "You know Joe" to get the architect of black mass incarceration elected, he has an opponent named @Marcel4Congress that actually has a pro Black platform— Black in the Empire (@blackintheempir) May 17, 2022
Thank you Houston Chronicle Editorial Board for your robust endorsement. I will not let you down. Onward! pic.twitter.com/MImWS7xS6e— Joe Jaworski (@JaworskiForTX) May 15, 2022
I am not running just to be a JP, I am running to transform this Court into a model progressive court that serves the needs of our community. Early vote today! pic.twitter.com/gGW5qTPjjO— Steve Duble for Justice of the Peace (@SteveDuble) May 18, 2022
But there's many reasons why the list is short, and why Beto O'Rourke is not on it.
Vote for @DelilahforTexas for Governor! She doesn't take any donations from corporations, lobbyists, or dark money PACs. She also not a millionaire like Abbott and O'Rourke. She's a working class Latina who will represent the working class and not the elites. https://t.co/RGt5VaYOLW— Bexar County Greens 🌻💚 (@BexarGreensTX) May 17, 2022
And you can meet her this Saturday in H-Town and see for yourself why she's the best choice for governor in November.
Lots more later, maybe tomorrow but more likely Monday. Here's a few soothers.
Welcome to this year's Best of Austin issue: https://t.co/AGB82EOG0A— Austin Chronicle (@AustinChronicle) May 19, 2022
You voted, and now it's time to see who received the city superlatives. Browse around, and find something new (and best) about Austin. pic.twitter.com/b9DTIIqgwe
When, in the 1930s, HEB, run by the Butt family, bought out Piggly Wiggly in Austin, the locals called it "Wiggly Butt." https://t.co/bF3y6YDpv0— Michael Barnes (@outandabout) May 20, 2022
Longtime Houston Oilers mascot Art Horridge has passed away at the age of 86. I think all of us who went to games and covered the Oilers remember Art and his passion for the #Oilers @BudsOilers . Thanks to his family for sending these pics to us @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/78bgxcNZxm— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) May 19, 2022
I worked with Big Daddy Horridge at Lexus of Clear Lake from '99 to '02 ( I was the F&I guy; he was the top salesman). He was just as animated and hilarious in real life as we was on the sidelines in the Dome. Condolences to his loved ones.
Egg-citing news. A routine survey at Galveston Island State Park today by the Sea Aggie Sea Turtle Patrol turned up a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle nest containing 107 eggs in the dunes. This was the first nest found at the park since 2012. #khou11 Credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife pic.twitter.com/pkswoOyQsx— The Bishop (@BillBishopKHOU) May 19, 2022
Please help us welcome yet another Pulitzer winner to the Observer staff, the fabulous Gayle Reaves, who is our new editor-at-large! 🎉🎉🎉 #investigative #journalism #longform #ladyjournos pic.twitter.com/2YtcwHluyO— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) May 17, 2022