Texas is a very dumb and broke ass state

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  1. bro

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  2. a.tramp

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    Small government has a lot of fucking bullets apparently.
     
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  3. ned's head

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    I'm not sure any state shits on its residents quite like texas does

     
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  4. Bruce Bowen

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    On that kid who ran over 6 cyclists rolling coal:

    The Waller County District Attorney is now heading its own investigation and released a follow-up statement on October 11, which in part outlined its disapproval with how the case was initially handled both on scene and in the following days by the Waller Police Department.

    This case was not handled appropriately by the investigating agency. PERIOD. Despite being encouraged by the Texas Department of Public Safety to treat the scene as a crime scene and to contact the D.A.’s Office for advice on how to proceed, the investigating agency chose not to do so,” the D.A.’s statement read.

    In its update from October 2, Bike Law also disclosed that it knows the identities of the 16-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger, and that the former’s local connections are “a legitimate reason for concern” over how the case was initially handled.
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  5. steamengine

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  6. Bruce Bowen

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    Ah yes, the old "if you didn't want to be raped you shouldn't dress like that".
     
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  7. John McGuirk

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    I mean, that’s pretty clearly a joke
     
  8. steamengine

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    We get it you own the truck yard
     
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  9. Butthead

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    big LULZ were had by all
     
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  10. John McGuirk

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    No one said it was funny but truckyard always writes something cheeky on their boards.
     
  11. Butthead

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    I'm not up to date on Truckyard's board writing
     
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  12. John McGuirk

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    I’ll get you added to the weekly newsletter
     
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  13. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Thought it was owners of Railyard but it’s not. Railyard always has great signs but they’re still not open after remodeling.
     
  14. Beeds07

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    If you were black they would cut it and send him home to you.
     
  15. steamengine

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  16. Gallant Knight

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    sitting here observing texas' race to the bottom is depressing.
     
  17. Bruce Bowen

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    It’s wild. What have they done/tried to do since 2020 to actually benefit any Texans lives? And not talking about those who sleep better knowing womens rights were taken. Everything is bullshit culture shit/whatever is going stoke the base.
     
  18. Gallant Knight

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    i'm sure there is something. but the amount of shit they have done to hurt their constituents has vastly outweighed any good theyve done.
     
  19. a.tramp

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  20. TAS

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    young Moroccan man dead for the crime of turning around in someone's driveway
     
  21. a.tramp

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    His call to 911, “I just killed a man.” He was actually about to drive off when he was shot in the head. If this story plays out like it is currently being reported, it is going to be so fucking infuriating when this guy is cleared of any wrongdoing because of Texas’ fucking incompetence and downright racist tendencies.
     
  22. Beeds07

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    Texas
    Gun
    Shooting
    Brown person
    Acquitted
     
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  23. Hoss Bonaventure

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    He’s going to walk on that even though he lied to 911 and said the driver had a gun. As soon as they say the deceased driver’s name the entire courtroom will stand up and applaud because Texas is a shithole
     
  24. Redav

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    Gotta stand your ground when someone is making a U turn
     
  25. Bruce Bowen

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    Or if it’s a child trick or treating
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    At the scene, police learned 35-year-old Monica Ann Bradford was yelling at children who were walking outside her residence trick-or-treating.

    While she yelled at the kids, at one point, Bradford left her home with a loaded gun and pointed it at a 7-year-old, police said.
     
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    Wouldn’t have happened if all trick or treaters also had guns.
     
  27. IV

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    Gotta admit I’m really looking forward to them banning the wrong “Invisible Man” novel
     
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  28. blind dog

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    Bae is a teacher and got an email saying:
    • As a result of Senate Bill 1444 passed during the 87th Legislative Session, Texas school districts may no longer offer alternate health plans alongside TRS-ActiveCare plans.
    I have no idea the reasoning behind this and not going to research it as my wife will no longer be teaching after this school year but going to assume it's some bullshit until I'm corrected
     
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  29. a.tramp

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    Great segment today on NPR in regards to Texas electricity and winterization

    Cliffs:
    1: plant in Waxahachie voluntarily winterized its electrical production facility following the blackout events caused by cold weather 10 years ago (fuck off people that say February was a once in a lifetime event in Texas).
    2. plant failed to operate at even 50% capacity during February event, even though its implemented safeguards worked and plant experienced no equipment failures.
    3. Production loss due to inability of natural gas producers to transport required volume and pressure to power plant.
    4. State is pushing for electricity producers to winterize plants, but is allowing gas producers to opt out.

    Long story short, kick the can down the road and wait until the next failure. They have placated their “head in their ass Fox fed news” base by saying “don’t worry, our electricity is winterized” while allowing their bell cows to keep their money in their pockets.

    edit: might have been in Midlothian, one of the 2 cities.
     
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    Yeah I lost a ton of money betting on $VST because none of their plants went offline but they were fucker because they couldn’t get gas to them and had to buy spot electricity for a couple of days at the state max
     
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  33. blind dog

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    jfk, jr 2024!!!
     
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    This is extremely hilarious and extremely sad. I should get into the grifting business so I could at least profit off the stupidification.
     
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  35. blind dog

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    So Prop 3 passed.

    Going to be neato if there is an even worse pandemic and dumbasses still pile into churches. smh
     
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  36. IV

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    honestly I don’t have a problem with this, the issue is that they can then interact with the greater society afterwards

    the issue time and time again is they want the benefits of living in society without having to act like rational people or believe in the things that allowed us to build a society to begin with
     
  37. steamengine

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    A more Dallas thing there could never be
     
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    Speaking of bottom

    Deadly Parasite That Enters Body Through Bare Feet Is Spreading In America
    By Jason Hall

    November 5, 2021

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    A Texas community is dealing with the spread of an intestinal parasite that inhabits the guts of humans and other animals and excretes larvae during defecation.

    The Guardian reports 16 residents in Rancho Vista, Texas -- located within an hour from Austin -- were notified that they were infected by Strongyloides after giving blood and stool samples to a noted university conducting a study researching the spread of the parasite.

    The report confirms the individuals included a woman who was pregnant and a 2-year-old child.

    Strongyloides are capable of contaminating soil due to a sewage leak and surviving up to three weeks. It's common for the parasite to burrow through the skin of a person walking barefoot, enter their bloodstream and lungs and rise into the windpipe, where Strongyloides are coughed up and swallowed.

    The central Texas community was chosen as the location of a study given its previous widespread sanitation failure, poverty levels and willingness to participate, according to a scientific paper.

    However, the town's parasite infection was previously unknown given researchers labeled it anonymously as "Community A" and residents are concerned no one capable of helping will lend them aid.

    Rancho Vista has an estimated 400 homes on a small number of streets. Its population is mostly comprised of Mexican Americans or immigrants from Mexico, many of which who work in lower-paying fields, according to the Guardian.

    Residents say that despite paying high taxes, the town still deals with packs of stray dogs, which play a key factor in the widespread of parasites and swirls of trash, creating an airborne smell of sewage.

    Strongyloides are considered to be one of the most neglected soil-transmitted parasites as doctors who lack training in tropical medicine are unable to recognize them and aren't mandated to report findings to state authorities.

    However, more than half a billion individuals globally are estimated to be infected, which includes detected infections in U.S. areas such as Appalachia and Los Angeles County.

    Strongyloides -- though, at times, symptomless -- are the deadliest of soil-transmitted parasites as it's capable of multiplying throughout the body and causing death in individuals with lower immune systems.
     
  39. steamengine

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    Talk about your all time scare the whites article
     
  40. Prospector

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    hey fuck off! I hate wearing shoes
     
  41. steamengine

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    A couple of fun ones.

    Beto apparently has better name recognition than Matthew Mccougnahey

    Of the nine state or federal office holders, ted cruz is the only one not underwater with a 45-44 approve disapprove.

     
  42. Beeds07

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    This state is broken
     
  43. TAS

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    That sweet sweet freedom with its hand in your wallet

     
  44. Dump

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    BETO IS BACK, BITCHES

     
  45. Beeds07

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    Glad he’s doing this vanity project
     
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  46. bro

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    to be fair to him, we are one year away from the election and I don't think any other viable democrat had announced. At least he makes it interesting, even though he will lose by 6 to 8 percent easily.
     
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  47. steamengine

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    The alternative to Beto:


    So everyone shut up and enjoy the memes
     
  48. timo

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    Beto is 100X better than the recycled tomato can the DNC threw at the VA governor's race. :twocents:
     
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  49. steamengine

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    Hopefully even if he loses he at least drags a couple people over the finish line like last time.
     
  50. timo

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    Are there any dems of note running for AG? That seems like they could maybe put that in play if they get the right candidate and spend some money
     
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