Texas is a very dumb and broke ass state

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  1. pez

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    I don’t think so and hell paxton is actually getting challenged hard from his right, which seems impossible but it’s true
     
  2. steamengine

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    Leon Jaworski’s grandson if that gets you hot and bothered
    https://jaworskifortexas.com/about-joe/
     
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  3. Dump

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  4. ned's head

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    They don't have A/C and didn't have heat or running water during the winter storm, but sure thing, wheels
     
  5. Gallant Knight

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    Prisons in Texas not having air conditioning is still insane to me
     
  6. ned's head

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    IIRC there was a study showing that it would be cheaper to add ACs when factoring in the costs of inhumanity (medical, probably). It's just a fucking game to these idiots
     
  7. ned's head

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    Dare I say that I am rooting for...louie gohmert?

     
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  8. buy_dont_lease

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  9. Truman

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    Cool gun laws they have in tx
     
  10. Dump

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    there was a whole thread on this
     
  11. Truman

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    link pls
     
  12. Beeds07

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  13. steamengine

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    I’m joining the athletic

     
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  14. Dump

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    [​IMG]

    Too bad though. Would rather vote for him than fucking Beto.
     
  15. steamengine

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    That’s sad
     
  16. Dump

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  17. ned's head

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    Yikes, even for texas
     
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  19. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    behind paywall for me...would you c/p?
     
  20. BayouMafia

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    I don't have a subscription but there's a long twitter thread that I assume has the highlights
     
  21. infected donkey

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    Use this link for anything behind a paywall. Just c/p, then remove wall.
    https://12ft.io/
     
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  22. steamengine

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  23. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    wow this worked (and the reason in the FAQ makes complete sense).

    I added to my bookmarks bar.
     
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  24. Henry Blake

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    archive.is is another good one. Just put "archive.is/" in front of the www

    e.g. archive.is/www.houstonchronicle.com/etc/etc
     
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  25. TAS

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    Some parts of this state really fucking suck

     
  26. ned's head

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    What the fuck? Those idiots are just going to let $18 million expire?
     
  27. NineteenNine

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    Fuck you nose.

    -Face
     
  28. ned's head

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    I wonder if there's any recourse for the school district. Can a county arbitrarily distribute federal funds across the different school districts? What would prevent the commissioners to only send money to districts where their kids go, for example?
     
  29. ned's head

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    We're in good hands

     
  30. Gallant Knight

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    Wild how much he’s gone to the right. Fuck him
     
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  31. Gallant Knight

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    Am i misremembering or wasn't he one of the more moderate republican governors and the general feeling among most democrats was basically well it could be a lot worse
     
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  32. Hoss Bonaventure

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    It’s going to be hilarious when all of these fucks start back pedaling to get back in line with Trump being vocally pro-vaccine now. I mean, it’ll be nice that people may get the vaccine but watching them trip over themselves to start encouraging it knowing it’s just for pandering will be funny
     
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  33. kezarmyaj

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    everyone was relatively indifferent to him and then in the last year or so hes gone full tilt into the culture war/right wing bs of the day thing
     
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    People were indifferent because he wasn’t Rick fucking Perry.
     
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  35. Prospector

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    Two Texas teens dressed as Klansman tased their Black classmate—now they face hate crime charges

    [​IMG]Noel Garcia Jr. and Rance Bolcik.


    A small town in Texas is seeing firsthand what happens when a couple of their own decide to dress up in Ku Klux Klan outfits for Halloween and tase one of their classmates.

    The incident made headlines in November when two teen boys from Woodsboro, Texas—Rance Bolcik, 17, who is white, and Noel Garcia Jr.,17, who is Latino—dressed in Klan outfits and targeted one of their football teammates, who is Black. Also, a white unnamed 16-year-old Karen recorded a video of the attack on her cellphone.
    According to Texas Monthly, the one-minute video shows the two teens wearing traditional Klan gear backing the Black teen through a field. He has a white friend with him, who attempts to intervene.

    Karen can be heard egging on the incident with, “If you say their names, they’re gonna tase you.” She tells the teens to “Get closer,” and the gun can be heard crackling and firing. The Black teen continues to back away.

    “Surround him,” the girl says. “Surround him!” She can be heard continuing to giggle. The Black teen yells at the boys and tells them to “Chill!” Then one of the hooded boys lunges at him, and rapid fire is heard.

    The Black teen’s friend tries again to stop them but is ignored.

    “Wait,” the girl tells one of the white-sheeted figures, “get on this side of him.” Orchestrating the attack, she directs the other teen to “Get on that side.” Then one of the figures zaps the Black teen.

    “Ooh!” he calls out, recoiling, inspiring the girl to giggle even louder.

    All the teens attend Woodsboro High School. Bolcik (whose grandfather was a top Refugio County law enforcement official), Garcia, and the unnamed victim played football together. In fact, after the attack, all three played on the Friday night game after Halloween.

    A few days following the incident, a civil attorney from Corpus Christi, Matthew Manning, posted on his Facebook page that he’d been retained by the family of the Black teen to represent him. He called the event “Disgusting, traumatic and hateful.”

    Woodsboro residents were outraged as they learned of what happened. And the responses to Manning’s Facebook post reverberated.

    Manning and many of the town’s residents wanted the high school administration to respond, and although initially the school dismissed responsibility, saying that the event took place off of their campus, Manning pointed to the district’s code of conduct, which says students can be disciplined if the superintendent has “reasonable belief” the student committed the equivalent of a felony—even if it’s off campus.

    On Dec. 16, the proverbial chickens came home to roost and Bolcik and Garcia were arrested and indicted on two third-degree felonies. Both are being held on a $10,000 bond.

    They’re charged with “engaging in organized criminal activity” while committing assault on a juvenile, and tampering with evidence. (They burned their costumes.)

    A hate crime “enhancement” was added to the felonies, according to the indictment, because the teens “intentionally selected” their victim “primarily because of bias or prejudice against African Americans.”

    Both teens face sentences of two to 10 years in prison if convicted. (The girl who filmed the video is considered a juvenile under Texas law, and won’t be charged in the adult justice system.)

    The day the teens were arrested, Woodsboro High School released the following statement:

    “Regardless of the advancement of any criminal case against any Woodsboro ISD student, the District’s position remains unchanged: the alleged conduct was reprehensible. Woodsboro ISD remains committed to ensuring that activities like those alleged to have occurred on Halloween do not take place in our schools, and we are working both on our campuses and in our community to teach our students that racism and violence have no place in Woodsboro, Texas."

    "I’m heartened in so far as this indictment is proof positive that at least the citizens of the grand jury in Refugio County saw the evidence, saw that the evidence was indisputable, saw that what my client said happen did in fact happen, and they are now going to bring to account at least two of those people who were involved in that crime," Manning told KRIS-TV, Corpus Christi.

    Woodsboro sits in Refugio County, which is 50% Latino, 6% Black, and the rest white.

    James Durst, 68, is Black and has been a resident all of his life. Durst tells Texas Monthly there were people in the town who downplayed the event, chalking it up to kids being kids, but he felt it was an act of “terrorism.”

    Like most southern towns, Refugio and Woodsboro were segregated until 1965. It wasn’t until 2019 after the town made headlines again that the city council ended the tradition of playing “Dixie” after every touchdown during football games.

    A Latino man born and raised in Refugio County told Texas Monthly it wasn’t all that surprising that one of the teens in the Klan costume was Latino.

    “A lot of people don’t want to admit it,” he said. “but Mexicans are just as racist against Blacks as whites are. There are plenty of instances of Mexican girls dating Black guys and the parents saying, ‘You’re not bringing a Black guy home.’”

    A woman by the name of Phyllis Moore told Texas Monthly that it may seem as if the punishment for the teens is severe as the Taser didn’t seriously injure the Black teen, but despite whether or not the hooded teens understood the severity, the problem of racism remains.

    “It’s sad this had to happen,” Moore says. “But I think adults led them to believe this kind of behavior is okay. Parents as well as people at the schools, churches, and in law enforcement—they set the standards for the community. How many people drove by that night—why didn’t they make a call to police or stop the kids and talk to them? Marching them out of school to arrest them sends an extreme message, but that’s what it’s going to take to let kids know that this is not okay.”
     
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  36. Dump

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  37. Gallant Knight

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    https://twitter.com/MattRinaldiTX?s=20

    i guess this due is an improvement on allen west, but his entire twitter feed is basically just the worst republican positions all under one name. he lost his house seat by the worst margin in dallas county a couple of years ago. it's just him posting awful shit and 80% of the replies dunking on him.

    i swear there is nothing that republicans love more than people calling them idiots
     
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  38. TAS

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    Lessons were learned were not learned

     
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  39. a.tramp

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    Who could have ever seen that coming?

    Me, I could.
     
  40. TAS

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    Me, as evidenced by the generator I bought last April that was never delivered due to supply chain issues :killme:
     
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  41. infected donkey

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    Considering gas production is under the railroad commission they didn't require any freeze protection ($200 application fee to not install anything) on the production wells like they did for power plants. Real good system Tejas has there.
     
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  42. kezarmyaj

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    I bet the woke mob at least has power when it gets cold
     
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  43. NineteenNine

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    I moved to a house in June where the neighborhood has known power issues with weather. Wanted a generator, told lead time was 9-12 months. :bang:
     
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  44. TAS

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    At time of purchase: "will be delivered in 8-12 weeks"

    Immediately after purchase: "will be delivered in 20-24 weeks"

    18 weeks later: "your order has been canceled"

    Talking to Lowes rep: "you can buy again, but it will be 6-8 months for delivery"
     
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  45. Irush

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    Just turned the heat on for the first time last night in Austin when it got down to 65 in my which is my breaking point

    Bit nervous about my first winter in the city and the power grid and shit. Guess I can always take one of the guest rooms at my parents’ house in New Braunfels if shit goes bad
     
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  46. THF

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    Which one are you trying to buy? The one a.tramp bought and I am looking at is showing it can be delivered in a week or so.

    It’s a duromax.
     
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  47. TAS

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    10kW Generac
     
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  48. NineteenNine

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    I was looking at Generac too.
     
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  49. NineteenNine

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    Link mofo.
     
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