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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Republican primary voters in Texas overwhelmingly chose ultraconservative Houston talk-radio host Dan Patrick as their nominee for lieutenant governor. If Patrick wins in the fall, which seems likely at this point, he will be one of the most reactionary figures to hold a major statewide office anywhere in the country. His triumph caps a Texas primary season like no other. As GOP leaders attempt to squash or at least temper the influence of the Tea Party, Texas conservatives have embraced their state's prideful independence and long history of right-wing zealotry

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Then there's Perry's "Texas miracle" -- 37 percent of all new jobs created since 2009 in the United States have been in Texas, and the state's population has soared

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-01 01:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

We'll have twenty more years of this idiocy at most. Then Texas will revert to its other historical tradition, liberal AND pro-Union (as in the Union of these United States), always competing with these nut-cases.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2014-07-01 01:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

All you need to know about Texas- they only got one star.

#3 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-01 01:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

...and their own power grid. And a thriving economy.

#4 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-07-01 01:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

And a thriving economy. Posted by MUSTANG
Texas College Board test scores are at the bottom of the barrel. Texas also has the highest percentage of folks without health insurance, and people working for the minimum wage ..OR LESS

Big Earl's Texas restaurant "we don't serve gays"
NO THATS SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF ..LOL

#5 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-07-01 02:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2

Hope you are right that it is cyclical.

Even in the good old days, back in the '70's in Texas when we had actual conscious people like Ann Richards, Molly Ivans, Shirley Chisolm, Jim Hightower... a Sem in Texas would have still been a Republican anywhere else.

Now they are all, OK, almost all... present company excepted, mindless TPers.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-01 02:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

We have Dan Patrick because the guy whom came before van arsedale was a corrupt scumbag. It was an easy win for anybody not that guy.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-01 08:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Read our own Texan bloggers.

'Nuff said.

#8 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-01 09:42 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

@Corky

Shirley Chisolm represented NY an my memory is jim hightower was a jerk.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-01 10:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder which Texas nuclear power plant will be the one to suffer a major failure as a result of deregulation?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-01 10:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I wonder which Texas nuclear power plant will be the one to suffer a major failure as a result of deregulation?"

Damn, that will make the trip from Florida to California at least 500 miles longer but then, at least, I won't have to drive across Texas.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-01 10:23 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 4

American Patriots[notice the capitalization] like Wolf, excited by concerns both real and obviously paranoid...

Yes, Extremists are most often paranoid but some of their concerns are real.

They don't know; that's the problem.

So, let's focus on the paranoid extremists so we can sell soap.

#12 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-02 12:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sadly, the Left Wing Extremists have managed to take over nearly the entire country. So much so that it's difficult to tell the difference between the progressive communist zealots and the average democrat drone. The pendulum swings both ways and may it soon be far Right.

#13 | Posted by lel2007 at 2014-07-02 07:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

Damn, that will make the trip from Florida to California at least 500 miles longer but then, at least, I won't have to drive across Texas.

#11 | Posted by danni

??????????????????????????????
?????? WTF did you just say?????

#14 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-07-02 09:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder which Texas nuclear power plant will be the one to suffer a major failure as a result of deregulation?

#10 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2014-07-01 10:13 PM | FLAG:

There are only 2 plants. The one on the coast exceeds federal regulatory licensing requirements, featuring triple redundancy on the emergency backup systems. The one near Dallas is good, per the feds, for another 19 years before re-licensing.

You should read up on the fertilizer plant explosion. "Deregulation" is removing existing regulations. Here the regulations never existed in the first place. It was a complete failure at every level, local, state, AND federal.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-02 09:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

One man election is responsible for this. These wacky nuts in the south HATE the idea of a black president. If they had a legitimate grip with Obama it wouldn't come across some incoherent or hipacritical. This is about racist southerners in the south trying to burn down as much of the country before they lose it to the brown people. No more no less.

#16 | Posted by ron81 at 2014-07-02 09:49 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#16

Typical, race-baiting loser.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-02 09:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

#16: What is it with you racist? Its alway about race with you people. Its like you can't see past skin color on every issue. Time to move out of the past buddy.

#18 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-07-02 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

Time to move out of the past buddy.

#18 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-07-02 09:55 AMFlag: (Choose)
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We will when your Party does, Danny.

This is an article about racism. The young Republicans in Mississippi are racists.

You may be the only one surprised.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2014-07-02 09:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

No, sorry. This is the Texas thread.

Its where I live, so I can say with entire truthfulness that racism is alive and well here and that, yes, Virginia, a lot of them never got used to seeing a ------ in the White House.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2014-07-02 10:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

They are running out of water.

They sold the water rights right from under landowners to private firms so it can be pumped to new sprawling communities.

So basically they are screwed and will continue to destroy their eco system, selling out the corporate powers.

#21 | Posted by drewl at 2014-07-02 10:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

By using "they", I'll assume you don't live here. That would mean it's no surprise you didn't hear about the passage of Prop 6. It just passed last November. The state constitution was amended to establish SWIFT.

Everybody came together and voted to spend money on public projects to greatly expand water reuse, agricultural conservation, combat invasive species (zebra mussels mainly), experiment with new ideas and technologies, establish long term funding for the project, and other water supply goals. 562 current projects, 4500 more planned.

The only legit concern about it is cronyism in appointing the guys that run the SWIFT board. It's a politically formed body, so that's probably just par for the course.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-02 11:00 AM | Reply | Flag:

That vote when it hit Texas congress btw, 141-4.

Only 4 tea party reps dissented from spending $2,000,000,000. All of the rest of these.. Repubs, Dems, the overwhelming majority of the tea party backed reps, the ones people like to call crazy anti-government radicals, all voted hand in hand with the Sierra Club.

Texas is an interesting place to say the least. The only other places I'd consider living is Hawaii or Australia.

#23 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-02 11:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

...and their own power grid. And a thriving economy.

#4 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014

and so many other things...but you shouldn't embarrass all of these people who are jealous because they aren't Texans. You might hurt their feelings.

#24 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-02 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

Damn, that will make the trip from Florida to California at least 500 miles longer but then, at least, I won't have to drive across Texas.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-01

oh NOOO what would we do ?? aha ha

it's okay, sweety,...I'll give you a temporary visa...

lol

#25 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-02 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

They sold the water rights...

Who is they? Surely, you don't mean the state. Ground water in Texas is the landowner's. texaswater.tamu.edu

#26 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-02 02:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

-Shirley Chisolm

You are right, I meant Barbara Jordan.

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-02 03:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

I can't help but laugh when rightwingers such as BL2 talk about how the rest of us "envy" Texas. -----------------.

#28 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-02 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Groundwater is governed by the rule of capture, which grants landowners the right to capture the water beneath their property. The landowners do not own the water but have a right only to pump and capture whatever water is available, regardless of the effects of that pumping on neighboring wells."

So with a big enough pump... all for me, none for you.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-07-02 05:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

To an extent yes but you should also read about the exceptions and the groundwater conservation districts. That and other theories such as prior appropriation a.k.a. "first in time, first in right."

#30 | Posted by et_al at 2014-07-02 07:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

Really well it all dates back to the Lubbies shooting where gun control failed in Texas. Voters demanded back gun rights and the democrats refused and were thrown out of office. Never to return.............

#31 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-07-02 08:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

YES TMASTER..you are CORRECT sir but I wouldn't limit it just to guns....when we had people like ann richards who did NOTHING but bring horse racing and the lotto to texas...we FIRE THEM....

AND.............

I can't help but laugh when rightwingers such as BL2 talk about how the rest of us "envy" Texas. -----------------.

#28 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-07-02 04:

as always well played with that 'stealth profanity'....but if it wasn't true, there wouldn't be a HATE TEXAS thread OR TWO every week or so....just face it...we've got swagger and we're better than the rest of you foreigners....

#32 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-02 09:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess we would need to legalize pot, prostitution and have legal system that recons that drug abuse is physical and mental illness.((the big misconception is that we are all knuckle draggers but in reality, we are the ones with the courage that try new things). Maybe we could make the hospitals in this state into a public corporation to avoid Obamacare, do you think that the ACA will survive without us? The big difference is we have already won.
The rust belt and the North East is toast. California is committing suicide under the sure hand of Moonbeam and the Democrat state house. Why do you think Obama orchestrated this Illegal alien crisis, and yes, I think this is deliberate and has been in the works for at least the last two years.
What irritates the far coasts is they tell us what and how to do everything and we politely smile and totally ignore y'all. We do what works, and we generally ignore advice from failures, even less from cowards.
The part you don't realize is we Texans are not particularly conservative, but we are pragmatic, and WE DO NOT REWARD FAILURE!

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-07-02 11:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

WE DO NOT REWARD FAILURE!
#33 | Posted by docnjo

Oh, that explains why you have such a low opinion of that guy who died failing to defend the Alamo.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-07-03 01:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

The part you don't realize is we Texans are not particularly conservative, but we are pragmatic, and WE DO NOT REWARD FAILURE!

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-07-02 11:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Texas made a museum for Dubya. Looks like YOU do reward failure.

#35 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-03 01:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

Texas made a museum for Dubya. Looks like YOU do reward failure.

#35 | POSTED BY LARRYMOHR AT 2014-07-03 01:56 AM | FLAG:

The feds created a law to reward themselves. The gwb library was a privately funded build, and is now operated by a federal agency, with federal funding under the presidential library act of 1955, like all the other presidential libraries.

In fact with 2 years to go, it's time for Obama to start lining up the private funding for his library build.

#36 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-03 07:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

Something far more annoying than feds rewarding themselves... once GWB was in office, Texas went on a binge of renaming things. Roads, parks, and other various public places were renamed to the George Bush whatever (not GWB). It's still Cullen Park to me, not George Bush Park.

#37 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-03 07:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

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