Sunday, June 19, 2022
walks away from gun negotiations, into boos at Texas Republican convention posting video of TXGOP delegates arguing in Houston bars, instigating conflicts with "globalists" Ted Cruz and Eyepatch McCain
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Moving at the speed of
The tentative deal includes incentives for states to enact “red flag” laws, boost funding for mental health services and school security and crack down on the straw purchase and trafficking of guns. https://t.co/5saQ0Bpo3X— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) June 12, 2022
There was lots of congratulations to the brave conservatives from centrist Donks. Stace weighed in heavily against yesterday, uncharacteristically forceful. Kuffner cast a jaundiced eye at the MFOL rallies over the weekend, then adjusted to his typical "it's a start" posture at the end. (News like this consistently leaves him in 'shit or go blind' mode. He'll have another thought about it after he reads his morning paper. He does better covering the bike trails anyway.)
However this goes in the coming days -- I'll bet on some changes to the bill that cause one or two nervous Republican senators to drop out -- count on the usual hyperbolic screeching from all involved, all the way up to the rafters of the peanut gallery.
I'll watch the sideshows. This was one.
Actor Matthew McConaughey, after delivering an impassioned speech calling for stricter gun laws in the White House briefing room, meets with right-wing anti-abortion Democrat Henry Cuellar who has an "A" rating from the NRA. pic.twitter.com/WtNUKwnBkV— Tom Wheeler (@TomWhee50376032) June 7, 2022
National media jumped on the Alright Cubed train, thinking they were clever. That ship sailed back in 2021 as far as I care. Let's not encourage the presidential prospects of yet another actor. Recall that McConaghey doesn't like the "bag of snakes" that politics is. Let's encourage that for him.
And let's not overlook the SML in waiting, our glorious Cornfed Corndog senior senator from the Great State, who prays every night, just like all of us, that Mitch McConnell passes peacefully in his sleep. And that John Thune retires.
Moving on to a few other items on Flag Day and Taco Tuesday.
Today is not the day to check your 401K. https://t.co/OJv9QxNpzi— WFAA (@wfaa) June 13, 2022
You're better off if you're in an equity-indexed fixed annuity, or maybe you're liquid enough to consider a Treasury note. (This is not investment advice.) Not so much if you want to buy a house. A lot of Americans just want to be able to afford their rent, though, and Jerome Powell thinks all of this suddenly upward mobility in better-paying jobs is inflationary. That, as you know, has been a convenient excuse for companies to raise their prices and reap windfall profits. The invisible hand of the free market is picking your pocket again.
*Bell rings* Economics class is over.
Gov @GregAbbott_TX has drained almost every other state agency’s budgets to fund DPS operations in South Texas. When DPS was on the scene of the #UvaldeMassacre in South Texas what did they do?— Scott Braddock (@scottbraddock) June 14, 2022
Your tax dollars at work, Texans.
Also more inflamed than Braddock usually is. Maybe he's seen something that reveals intractability in the TXGOP primary voter hive mind. I know I have.
Amusing as all hell. Replies, subtweets, the whole nine yards of hot, steaming cow shit. https://t.co/2EDhvyRO4N— Forever in debt to your priceless advice. (@PDiddie) June 13, 2022
There's an export market to other states for this brand of crazy, and some migrants got busted in a UHaul in Couer d'ALene, Idaho on Saturday.
Arrest records show that seven men from Texas were among the white nationalist Patriot Front group arrested less than a mile away from a Pride event this past weekend in Idaho.https://t.co/Y5p5VxYyWm— MySA (@mySA) June 13, 2022
Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club broke it first.
Everyone from the patriot front u-haul looks like a paleontologist made a 3D reconstruction of the first ever human pic.twitter.com/lpb8RlisUv— Erin Sullivan (@sullivem) June 12, 2022
It could be that. It could be Mugshot Photoshop, where someone's eyes or mouth got switched into someone else's face. My theory is that the aliens have arrived and they're breeding with the crackers. So I'm no longer counting on a last-minute rescue from outer space.
Okay then. Moving on quickly.
This suburban Dallas-area triangle has generated enough racist headlines and far-right extremists in the last two years that it's worth exploring why. Some examples follow 🧵 pic.twitter.com/1Ezte339l2— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 13, 2022
Last: this got a lot of action for the Signal but I just didn't see much beyond Texas Paul and Meidas amplifying it.
What more is it gonna take?
I'll have some environmental news, including the TCEQ's sunset hearing next week, later. A few more social justice pieces ...
Food-share bags that Starbucks supposedly donates found in a dumpster in Grand Prairie, Texas. pic.twitter.com/G6Zu8zxR4x— laila dalton (@lailaddaltonn) June 11, 2022
Austin is the first city in Texas to pass what is know as a CROWN Act, but joins a growing number of cities and states across the country prohibiting discrimination based on a person's hair. https://t.co/LyX4aLRxtS— KUT Austin (@KUT) June 12, 2022
... and the calm-me-downs.
A collection of wacky sculptures visible from State Highway 288 represents “quintessential Houston art—rough, ready, and right there on the roadside for your viewing pleasure.” https://t.co/nA5Lsf8MyW— Texas Highways Magazine (@TexasHighways) June 12, 2022
Look closely at this 1947 photo taken on the Wolfe Ranch near Leakey and note the caption: De Woim Toins. As you can see, the hunter has become the hunted! 😀From the John Miller Morris collection, which you can --- and should --- browse here: https://t.co/ki9L3f3jYl pic.twitter.com/IR2sWataDo— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) June 14, 2022
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Going light on the unpleasant news to end the week. If you need to get your sweat on and expend some outrage at our Guns Over People politicians, there are outlets to do that across the state today.
Meanwhile Pussy Riot at the Capitol.
PUSSY RIOT x IKIYA X UNICORN PROTESTS THE ATTACK ON REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS WITH “MATRIARCHY NOW!” BANNER AT TEXAS STATE CAPITOL— 𝖕𝖚𝖘𝖘𝖞 𝖗𝖎𝖔𝖙💦 (@pussyrrriot) June 9, 2022
MOMENT OF ACTION BEING MINTED AS NFT AND AUCTIONED VIA PARTY BID, ALL FUNDS TO REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTShttps://t.co/WFPqZjh8nY pic.twitter.com/hYqU6x5aqZ
I'm not watching the January 6th hearings. I saw that movie the day it came out. I'm waiting for the
Do you think @JoeBiden legitimately won the 2020 presidential election? Texas responses from February 2022 @TxPolProject Poll, by party ID— Jim Henson (@jamesrhenson) June 10, 2022
GOP: yes 22%; no 68%; DK 11%
Ind: 51%/33%/16%https://t.co/62JqCtrPAF #txlege #January6thCommitteeHearings pic.twitter.com/wMFOncMVyM
"Christian Fascists" is now not just a moniker, but an actual organized movement. Welcome to Texas. (Multiple videos of this incident in the thread, each one worse than the others.) https://t.co/r3p589Svhr— Dan Perlman ☮ (@dmperlman) June 6, 2022
Good Christian values - Texas style https://t.co/1GIai1Nv8u— Leigh Parente (@1bed2men4dogs) June 1, 2022
I presume there's polling happening right now that will update us on any changing of hearts and/or minds. Same with assault weapons, Greg Abbott's re-election chances, etc. and all that, you know. So we're waiting.
Meanwhile we're burning up about a few other things.
Our hearts are with our client Antonio, his family, and all trans youth whose families have been subjected to this terrifying state surveillance and cruel punishment.— ACLU (@ACLU) June 9, 2022
Trans youth shouldn't have to fight this hard to live. https://t.co/B7ttPU5F2x
The one thing that they are willing to talk about is mental health. Everyone ought to read @alexdstuckey series for @HoustonChron about the failures of our mental health system that the TX GOP has presided over. https://t.co/s8EltbNkiz— Luanne Platter (@fabalasays) June 1, 2022
Judge plans to levy “substantial fines” after Texas failed to comply with court-ordered fixes to its foster care system https://t.co/6Wo42BulO9— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) June 8, 2022
Hey Texas - we’ve been so inundated with tragedy, it feels necessary to lift up that the Texas Rangers papered over this private, Christian ranch that abused kids. …another example of wasted tax dollars, political CYA, and finally… broken kids that no one cares about. #txlege https://t.co/kB4xniVwpc— genevieve (@genvc) June 2, 2022
I guess that's the segue to cops doing their usual thing.
In South Texas, a huge dome of #border #security has been built over mostly Latino communities near the #Mexico-US line. It took a teenager only seconds to pierce it in #Uvalde. https://t.co/xIlrBw4VQ1 - via @TexasObserver— Lise Olsen (@LiseDigger) June 7, 2022
Texas prison officials have suspended inmate transports after a convicted murderer allegedly killed a man and his four grandchildren after escaping from custody. https://t.co/4hWzDsFDex— ABC News (@ABC) June 8, 2022
Yes, we all remember the good old days when prisoner transfers went right by the book.
I did say 'burning up'.
"Heat has become one of America’s most prolific environmental killers, causing at least 10,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1999 and 2016. About 70 Texans have died each year of heat-related causes since 1999."https://t.co/bYFHDBfy8w— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) June 5, 2022
Q: What is the cost of #ExtremeWeather in #TX ?— @CCLHouston (@CCLHouston) June 7, 2022
A: 12 separate $Billion dollar disasters in #TX during 2021#MegaDrought #WildFires #Hurricanes #ClimateChange #TXLege
via @NOAA ▶️ https://t.co/IsTjC0sXhb pic.twitter.com/fEPEkjnkQP
More left for Monday on Texas conservatives' latest response to protecting children: poutrage at drag shows. Right now I need some calm-me-downs.
First: so long to these two Texans.
He was the first great running back in franchise history. https://t.co/4JaPQolkbL— Fort Worth Star-Telegram (@startelegram) June 10, 2022
Jim Seals died yesterday at the age of 80.— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) June 7, 2022
In the February 2020 issue, @MikeHallTexas told the story of Seals' musical roots in West Texas, which would help launch the seventies soft-rock revolution. https://t.co/evdFWiRZhA
“I have problems: I am out of clean clothes, I cannot find my glasses, my English paper is late, and my pockets are not big enough for all the heroin I have,’ reads the Thompson-esque opening line of her 300-page memoir, Corrections in Ink…”https://t.co/gGABPW4FeY— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) June 7, 2022
The Austin Public Library and BookPeople will hold a series of events that "engage with books that have been banned or challenged." https://t.co/LLPakAX3qB— Austin 360 (@austin360) June 8, 2022
Juneteenth commemorates the freedom of Black Americans, celebrates Black history, art, & culture, and reminds us of the progress yet to be made toward racial justice.— Progress Texas (@ProgressTX) June 6, 2022
We’ve compiled a lineup of #Juneteenth events across the state over the next few weeks: https://t.co/rok6Cnqiza
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is sailing through the Galveston Ship Channel this morning. It's the largest tall ship in active service of the U.S. govt at 295 ft with 3 masts, 22,300 sq. ft. of sail, and 6 miles or rigging. The last time it visited was 1972. #TXwx #GLSwx https://t.co/05819wemS8— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) June 10, 2022
Monday, June 06, 2022
Scattershooting (*groan*) while the Texas Progressive Alliance stands around and watches the neo-Nazis in Ukraine rebrand themselves ...
NEW: Some of Texas’ biggest GOP donors — self-proclaimed “gun enthusiasts” — signed a letter in today’s @dallasnews calling for more background checks, red flag laws and raising gun purchase age to 21. They add: “We vote for Republican Senators. We believe in the 2nd Amendment.” pic.twitter.com/plUCPb90cr— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) June 5, 2022
We again dedicate our entire Sunday opinion section to Uvalde, starting with our full-page editorial about Greg Abbott's response. A powerful man does nothing. pic.twitter.com/F4RAVXn0Yw— Josh Brodesky (@joshbrodesky) June 5, 2022
Perhaps that additional $50 million that Dave Carney was bragging about last month is out of reach now. Speaking of $50 million:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls for spending $50 million to buy bulletproof shields for school police-AAS:https://t.co/2sdUXGZt0u— TxLRLClips (@TxLRLClips) June 6, 2022
More committees, fewer school doors, bulletproof shields for cowardly cops; anything they can think of to avoid the actual problem. Speaking of shitty law enforcement officers:
“We don’t want those policemen to be here,” Mary Rodriguez, 86, said. “I pray that they get new jobs somewhere else.”— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) June 4, 2022
Their failure to act decisively during the shooting, she said, is inexcusable. https://t.co/4MZHdtxTKL
I’m here in Uvalde, trying to be respectful with everyone’s fresh grief. Standing outside while a funeral is going on. Police still thought it was necessary to coordinate with bikers to order reporters to “stay on the sidewalk” and physically obstruct cameras. Really? pic.twitter.com/bZ6dSugcEL— Julian Gill (@JulianGi11) June 2, 2022
"the cops are lying"— Whack, with a silent 'H' (@WhackNicholson) June 1, 2022
-the cops pic.twitter.com/iULfLe69Xk
Texas law enforcement has been working with the “Patriots for America militia,” routinely allowing the civilians with handguns, AR-15s, and tactical gear to question migrants. The ACLU of Texas has called on the Justice Department to investigate. #txlege https://t.co/72054ENSiG— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 5, 2022
A retired Federal agent from Texas was one of 6 people in regular communication with the white supremacist Buffalo murderer. 30mins prior to the attack the shooter invited the former agent to review his attack plans and watch his live stream.https://t.co/TKC8hvlqre— The Sparrow Project (@sparrowmedia) May 27, 2022
On and on it goes, with no end in sight. Same old shit, same old nothing.
Vote harder. "Vote Blue".
I just don't think that's going to work out any better than it has for the past twenty-something years.
Despite his campaign claims to #FixTheGrid, Robert O’Rourke took $388,000 for his 2022 campaign from oil/gas sectors, according to Opensecrets. His words are as hollow as Joe Biden’s.— Justin, #RegisterGreen2022 🦖🌻 (@JustinInBmore) May 31, 2022
Texas needs @DelilahforTexas, who doesn’t take their money.
Join us: https://t.co/e8J1H4PjXU
Consider the definition of insanity. Then consider doing something besides what you've been doing over and over again.
Listen up Texas, you do not have to vote for either war mongering, pro poverty, neoliberal or conservative corporate shills this election. Ask your local paper why they don't cover all candidates for the election in November! We are here for the people, not the profits!— DelilahForTexas💚☮🌻🌎 (@DelilahforTexas) June 2, 2022
Just a suggestion.
When I read this my first thought was, "Hey! Maybe Shelley Kuffner has finally seen the light!" Then I read 'her', and realized, 'nope, not yet'.
“I can no longer work for a company that ignores all the alarms and dismisses the risks of climate change and ecological collapse.” This safety consultant just quit her job with Shell after 11 years of contracting with the UK-based energy giant.https://t.co/BuyI1jVB9g— Inside Climate News (@insideclimate) May 26, 2022
Here's a few more environmental notes.
Record-breaking triple-digit heat is expected in Central Texas this week https://t.co/BRzn3D0unV— KVUE News (@KVUE) June 6, 2022
Please stop thinking about #climatechange as a 2050 thing. It's happening *now.* The climate doesn't care what you believe. We're getting more extreme weather anyway. Let's reduce emissions & adapt. #txlege #txclimate #ClimateCrisishttps://t.co/iUwIzgoX3w https://t.co/Z0X3AtPevC pic.twitter.com/eB5FrnCPpG— Doug Lewin (@douglewinenergy) June 2, 2022
The amount of corn it takes to fill an SUV with ethanol could feed a person for a year, and the U.S. and Europe could immediately replace the lost grain exports from Ukraine’s breadbasket by cutting their biofuel production in half. @CanaryMediaInc https://t.co/AmonLhk1S9— GO GREEN (@ECOWARRIORSS) June 2, 2022
The Biden administration has set new requirements that increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. https://t.co/JWywiyK6QG— ABC News (@ABC) June 4, 2022
“The swindle appears simple: Pretend to help solve a problem, while making the problem worse, socialize the costs and liabilities, and privatize the profits.”— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) June 2, 2022
More from @rex_weyler on the carbon capture scam from the beginning ⬇️ https://t.co/iz8dfqcOWK
Once again: thank you, Joe Biden.
A few social justice tweets; bad news first.
"Released on May 22, the report details the findings of an independent investigation into how the SBC dealt with sexual abuse within its ranks over the past two decades."https://t.co/7LgZT7Kw2p— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) June 6, 2022
An ugly protest today. A mob of self described “Christian Fascists” tried to force their way into a gay establishment in the gayborhood of Dallas holding a family event while chanting “Groomers” pic.twitter.com/2F9NE4rs0P— Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club (@EFJBGC) June 4, 2022
Some good news and some activist items.
The vigil is set for Monday, June 6 in support of the detained WNBA star and Nimitz High School graduate. https://t.co/eL89mzrnNw— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) June 6, 2022
Gays for Safe Gun Rights March & Rally on June 11 in New Braunfels.— Claudia Zapata for Congress, TX-21 (@PoderConClaudia) May 31, 2022
We protect our children by demanding common sense safe gun ownership legislation.
Want to make signs/speak? DM us or comment below. pic.twitter.com/oEbs1EX9sd
Segue-ing into the soothers.
How do you spell winner? T-E-X-A-S!— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) June 4, 2022
San Antonio 14-year-old Harini Logan claimed the top spelling bee spot last night, making her the seventh Texan champ in the last ten years. https://t.co/n3eZzRv4pS
One of my very favorite historical photos of Houston, a house that stood at 900 Franklin Street. This was taken by John Vachon in 1943. You'd think it has been colorized but it was actually taken with color film, probably Kodachrome of Ektachrome. Incredible details! pic.twitter.com/vOmFaYu2Jw— Traces of Texas (@TracesofTexas) June 6, 2022
A Green Lynx Spider sits atop a Texas Lantana Bloom. pic.twitter.com/G5jDCR6PW7— Summer Stolarcyk (@summerstoli) June 3, 2022
Saturday, June 04, 2022
It's too late for me to catch up on all the atrocities that went down since the last non-toon post, but like our pathetic Democrats in Washington and Austin trying to pass some gun safety legislation -- or anything approaching that -- I'll give it a go anyway.
8/ The idea of a “God-given right” to bear arms has been increasingly embraced in the Texas Legislature, where the conversation around issues such as gun rights and abortion has centered more around morality and theology than facts and science. https://t.co/pU0ozZHJh2— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) May 29, 2022
It’s like screaming into a well at this point. “Give me a vest, give me a vest” this woman basically telling the cops standing there doing nothing to give her their gear. They did not, she still ran in. Twice https://t.co/m5cI2DMgyl— Jasmina Kelemen (@JasminaKelemen) June 4, 2022
Well this is escalating fast. Uvalde ISD police claiming their taxpayer funded building is private property and threatening to arrest reporters? https://t.co/3ptf3iM16R— Jeremy Wallace (@JeremySWallace) June 1, 2022
Texas Department of Public Safety now referring all questions about Uvalde shooting investigation to District Attorney Christina Mitchell Busbee. She declined comment when reached by the @AP— Jim Vertuno (@JimVertuno) June 1, 2022
Texas Gov. Abbott says the Uvalde school shooter had a "mental health challenge" and the state needed to "do a better job with mental health" — yet in April he slashed $211M from the department that oversees mental health programs. https://t.co/sUoDT3GQ6o— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 28, 2022
Imagine patting a father who just lost his child to a school shooting on the back and being like "well, could've been worse." https://t.co/mekT8jYQwm— Moecco (@creezee) May 28, 2022
As you know, Beto did his best to capitalize on all of these blunders. The blue partisans and the media got honked up about it, but some of us saw it for what it was.
Too bad it was a completely performative stunt. Beto is a loyal party soldier, whether it's unceremoniously dropping out to endorse Biden in an effort to stop Bernie or refusing to criticize Dem leadership for doing nothing. https://t.co/ZE4jUZxxCa— 2022 Jump Street (@IrateMaxwell) May 26, 2022
Then there was the NRA convention here in H-Town, which was filled with its own theatrics. Inside and out.
"Unlike some, I didn't disappoint you by not showing up." - Trump, at the #NRAconvention in #HTX today. #HouNews #TXLege (not just @GregAbbott_TX. @DanPatrick and @JohnCornyn and @DanCrenshawTX IIRC) https://t.co/tp03DC1coe— Forever in debt to your priceless advice. (@PDiddie) May 28, 2022
Yeah this time is gonna be different. This is in front of the NRA convention in Houston. pic.twitter.com/3BLhKK1St9— David Hogg 🌻 (@davidhogg111) May 27, 2022
The man with two Ivy League degrees, a wife who is a partner at Goldman Sachs, sends his kids to expensive private schools, and vacationed in Mexico while his constituents froze to death has some thoughts to share about the "elites" in this country. 🙄 https://t.co/ZbHYn07aZP— scary lawyerguy (@scarylawyerguy) May 29, 2022
Here at the anti-NRA protest in Houston, I just witnessed North Texas based right wing provocateur who goes by the name Chet Goldstein get ejected by the crowd for trying to disrupt the event pic.twitter.com/PkW7tLQs7p— steven monacelli (@stevanzetti) May 27, 2022
We spoke directly to Wayne LaPierre at the NRA Convention and thanked him for all his thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/EfdDrgD4Af— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) May 29, 2022
Because the NRA convention in Houston ran behind schedule, @GregAbbott_TX's pre-taped speech went on at the exact same time he was speaking live in #Uvalde.— Zach Despart (@zachdespart) May 29, 2022
He sent 2 messages re: new laws
In Uvalde: "All options are on the table"
At NRA: Gun laws don't stop mass shooters pic.twitter.com/HJRF5R1WjQ
So, #BLMHOU & ALL the other organizers who turned out thousands don't exist? Its sad that your tweet I'd a great example of Black led organizing being erased through white gaze + respectability politics. Turner could have led by canceling the NRA conference. I guess money talks. https://t.co/1Tari9MrSi— Ashton P. Woods (@AshtonPWoods) May 31, 2022
If I blog any more about this topic at this length it'll be about the cops and their failures, coverups, lies, and whatever other corruption gets uncovered in the days to come.
The Texas DPS official who fielded a barrage of criticism about his department's response to the mass shooting in Uvalde is the same man who interrogated death row inmate Melissa Lucio into giving what her lawyers said was a false confession. https://t.co/Cdaiaqk007— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) May 28, 2022
Coming from a guy who covered Astroworld, where the Houston police chief (briefly) floated the idea a security guard had been injected with drugs and collapsed (not true) ⬇️ https://t.co/1mqXZmzWeG— Zach Despart (@zachdespart) May 31, 2022
Be reminded that absofuckinglutely nothing will be done to stop the next tragedy.
Since 2013, there have been 78 school shootings on Texas school grounds - the most of all states, according to data. https://t.co/R6BsBy6kro— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) May 25, 2022
There were some other bad things that happened while I was away. You probably noticed.
Southern Baptist leaders released a confidential list of hundreds of accused sexual abusers Thursday evening that tracked names, dates and details about a burgeoning abuse crisis — but was kept secret for more than a decade.https://t.co/o8MYVsXtTC— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) May 30, 2022
Rep Louie Gohmert on Navarro indictment: "If you're a Republican, you can't even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent or they're coming after you" pic.twitter.com/8eIkkycukd— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) June 3, 2022
I would like to think that after he leaves Congress early next year, we will have heard the last of Louie. But I doubt it.
Garcia: If Cuellar survives Democratic runoff, it’ll be because Republicans saved him https://t.co/dhHrvsN9Fd— San Antonio Express-News (@ExpressNews) May 25, 2022
Cuellar has survived because of the assistance provided by Republicans Nancy Pelosi, James Cyburn, Steny Hoyer, and Joe Biden.
Pro-NRA, anti-choice Henry Cuellar narrowly won his primary thanks to Nancy Pelosi going to Texas to campaign for him. 19 little children in Texas shot to death on the same day.— Prof Zenkus (@anthonyzenkus) May 25, 2022
Call Nancy Pelosi's office and let them know you are no longer a Democrat: 202-225-4965 pic.twitter.com/jA2eYOp9wI
Oil and gas giants are raking in billions of increased profits while families across the country are struggling to afford the gas they need to simply get themselves to work, school or even the grocery store.#GeneralStrikeRevolution https://t.co/ry9C0H8aau— 🌹 🔥 Dark Warlord 🔥 🌹 (@drkwarlord) May 26, 2022
‘There’s going to be some real sticker shock here.'— Bob Garrett (@RobertTGarrett) June 3, 2022
Residential electric rates in deregulated portions of Texas have surged by > 70% since last June, @mitchschnurman reports.
For family using 1,000 kWh/mo, that's a monthly bump of $80. Ouch.https://t.co/WkhwpHeWH6 pic.twitter.com/7yPrkMSw6p
But there were also some good things. And some of those involved Texas Democrats.
This is an embarrassing defeat for Matt Angle, who had taken to calling Jasmine "Crypto Crockett" in his slimeball attempts to wedge his chosen Blue Dog into this seat. Crockett isn't even all that progressive; nobody's talking about welcoming her to The Squad's cast of pretenders. She may not be as shitlibby as Colin Allred or Lizzie Fletcher; we'll have to wait and see.
We did it.— Claudia Zapata for Congress, TX-21 (@PoderConClaudia) May 25, 2022
To every supporter, volunteer, and voter—thank you.
This race doesn’t have to be easy; it just has to be possible.
Donate to elect new leadership in TX-21 and defeat Chip Roy in November: https://t.co/mCnxOpgXUZ pic.twitter.com/6FqUH9yqsL
A tough road still ahead for Zapata against Chip Roy. She's made all the right moves and the winds seem to be prevailing. She's one of the very few I would say: help if you can.
Austin council member Chito Vela "hopes that any cities who wish to protect their citizens from red state abortion bans will take inspiration from the GRACE Act." #TXLege #ATX https://t.co/7zowE8OA39 via @commondreams— Forever in debt to your priceless advice. (@PDiddie) May 31, 2022
45th & Lamar in Austin just became the first Starbucks store to win their union in the state of Texas!— SBWorkersUnited (@SBWorkersUnited) June 3, 2022
San Marcos voters may have to chance to pass an ordinance decriminalizing marijuana after grassroots organizations gathered thousands of signatures to get an initiative on the ballot. https://t.co/FsNbOCddSs— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) June 2, 2022
That's enough for now. More on Monday. A couple of soothers:
A nest of endangered sea turtle eggs was found on the beachside of Galveston Island State Park last week — the first nest found at the park in over a decade. | via @HoustonPubMedia https://t.co/7a55OwkPiS— KUT Austin (@KUT) May 24, 2022
The story of Japanese immigrants coming to Texas is one of resourcefulness and resilience, starting with the cultivation of rice on the Gulf Coast. https://t.co/j2ptnXFO2h— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) May 23, 2022