Texas

JayMysteri0

What the F?!!!
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Top Poster Of Month
Posts
4,826
Reaction score
9,331
Location
On a plane
Seriously! How can anyone back this collection of shitty assholes?


Individuals of this sort have repeatedly shown they're both corrupt & inept.

The very things individuals like this would burst blood vessels claiming others are doing to them without any evidence, but first chance they get they actually go do it.
 

Huntn

Casual Solipsist
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
2,351
Reaction score
2,613
Location
The Misty Mountains
Seriously! How can anyone back this collection of shitty assholes?


Individuals of this sort have repeatedly shown they're both corrupt & inept.

The very things individuals like this would burst blood vessels claiming others are doing to them without any evidence, but first chance they get they actually go do it.
I’m so fucking disgusted by the SHIT HEADS in charge of this state. 🤬
 

Thomas Veil

Elite Member
Staff member
Vaccinated
Posts
2,741
Reaction score
5,355
Location
O. Hi. O.
After all this time calling Florida’s governor “DeathSantis,” I heard a great one yesterday for the governor of the great state of Texas - “Abbottoire.”

Speaking of epithets, this story is at once hilarious/clueless/hypocritical/you-name it:


It’s not a slander. This is how it starts. #TexasTaliban sounds pretty spot on to me.
 

SuperMatt

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Posts
4,411
Reaction score
8,719
Speaking of epithets, this story is at once hilarious/clueless/hypocritical/you-name it:


It’s not a slander. This is how it starts. #TexasTaliban sounds pretty spot on to me.
If the author wanted to be taken seriously about not demonizing the other side, maybe he should have rethought this paragraph:

But the analogy between the Texas law and the Taliban — who, thanks to President Joe Biden, have returned to power in Afghanistan — isn’t just a stray epithet. It’s an obscene moral equivalence that delegitimizes one side of a debate over which reasonable Americans disagree.
Yes, the failed 20-year Afghan war is all Joe Biden’s fault. You are doing exactly the same thing you are excoriating others for doing!

The NY Post already has a pretty bad reputation, but publishing a piece written by Jonathan Tobin actually seems to have worsened it… not a small feat.

By the way, Jonathan Tobin runs a site called the Jewish News Syndicate, which claims to have high-quality reporting, but also includes a button you can push to submit your own article. I wouldn’t suggest reading too many of its articles if you have a weak stomach… but I can sum them up for you. Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is anti-Semitic.
 

lizkat

elite pita
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
4,023
Reaction score
8,566
Location
Catskill Mountains
If the author wanted to be taken seriously about not demonizing the other side, maybe he should have rethought this paragraph:


Yes, the failed 20-year Afghan war is all Joe Biden’s fault. You are doing exactly the same thing you are excoriating others for doing!

The NY Post already has a pretty bad reputation, but publishing a piece written by Jonathan Tobin actually seems to have worsened it… not a small feat.

By the way, Jonathan Tobin runs a site called the Jewish News Syndicate, which claims to have high-quality reporting, but also includes a button you can push to submit your own article. I wouldn’t suggest reading too many of its articles if you have a weak stomach… but I can sum them up for you. Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is anti-Semitic.


Your points are well taken but they don't smash the pretty reasonable analogy of Taliban to Texas anti-choice legislators if you ask me. Ironic that right wingers often rail on about Sharia law coming to the USA... when legislation from their own in Texas now surpasses the facts on that score by inviting vigilante behavior and makes a mockery of American rule of law. Eventually It won't survive scrutiny by our court system but meanwhile if likely shores up votes in parts of GOP-leaning Texas. It's a dice roll though whether the state legislature has gone too far for moderate voters including some Republicans.

Still this is all down to the RNC in the end -- because they rashly decided that "policy" and "platform" were to be subsumed to worship of Donald Trump. Not everyone agrees in the state ranks, apparently, and in Texas (and now in hastily copycat red states as well) Republican legislators are renewing and expanding traditional party planks of the GOP, outside of Trump-centered rally or convention arenas. Highly controversial legislation and ensuing social media frenzy are the new venue for buttressing the reach of the GOP's potential electorate.
 

SuperMatt

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Posts
4,411
Reaction score
8,719
Your points are well taken but they don't smash the pretty reasonable analogy of Taliban to Texas anti-choice legislators if you ask me. Ironic that right wingers often rail on about Sharia law coming to the USA... when legislation from their own in Texas now surpasses the facts on that score by inviting vigilante behavior and makes a mockery of American rule of law. Eventually It won't survive scrutiny by our court system but meanwhile if likely shores up votes in parts of GOP-leaning Texas. It's a dice roll though whether the state legislature has gone too far for moderate voters including some Republicans.

Still this is all down to the RNC in the end -- because they rashly decided that "policy" and "platform" were to be subsumed to worship of Donald Trump. Not everyone agrees in the state ranks, apparently, and in Texas (and now in hastily copycat red states as well) Republican legislators are renewing and expanding traditional party planks of the GOP, outside of Trump-centered rally or convention arenas. Highly controversial legislation and ensuing social media frenzy are the new venue for buttressing the reach of the GOP's potential electorate.
I did find his arguments just plain silly, so I went straight to his obvious biases and lack of any journalistic credibility instead of attacking his arguments. You’ve done that superbly above. Thanks!
 

lizkat

elite pita
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
4,023
Reaction score
8,566
Location
Catskill Mountains
I did find his arguments just plain silly, so I went straight to his obvious biases and lack of any journalistic credibility instead of attacking his arguments. You’ve done that superbly above. Thanks!

I used to glance at the Post now and then even after I left NYC (where I read it over other people's shoulders on the subway). But my look-ins there now are pretty few and far between. And yeah, Jonathan Tobin's site is a bridge too far for me. Worth warning people off it...
 

Alli

Perfection
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
3,962
Reaction score
7,730
Location
Alabackwards
Speaking of epithets, this story is at once hilarious/clueless/hypocritical/you-name it:

The NY Post already has a pretty bad reputation, but publishing a piece written by Jonathan Tobin actually seems to have worsened it… not a small feat.

The New York Post is just an absolute trash rag. It's as bad as Breitbart but at least Breitbart doesn't try to be taken seriously.
And this, children, is why we don’t read the Post.
 

SuperMatt

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Posts
4,411
Reaction score
8,719
Governor Abbot is so unpopular that Matthew McConaughey leads him in polling by 9 percentage points. Not sure if the actor has actually made any moves towards running for office, but maybe he should, since he leads Beto by a lot as well.
Reagan and Trump didn’t scare people off from voting for yet another entertainer?

How did Carrot Top do in the polling?
 

SuperMatt

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Posts
4,411
Reaction score
8,719
Serial killer caught in Texas

…police allege Thornburg’s room is where, in a matter of days, he killed three people, dismembered their bodies and stored their remains in plastic containers. Police also said Thornburg, 41, is believed to have transported the remains to a dumpster 25 miles away from the inn where he set them on fire, according to an arrest affidavit. He described the killings to police as “sacrifices,” the affidavit states.
He is also believed to have murdered a former roommate and then burning their house to the ground, but the cops completely missed it.

But the killings were not Thornburg’s first, he told police in an interview before his arrest on Monday, according to the affidavit. Thornburg said that, in May, he sacrificed his roommate by slicing his throat in Fort Worth and setting their home ablaze, the affidavit states.
In May, Thornburg was considered a person of interest after the house he shared with Jewell exploded, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. But the medical examiner did not rule Jewell’s death a homicide, saying the cause was inconclusive, and police did not seek Thornburg’s arrest.
Thornburg spoke at Jewell’s funeral, the Star-Telegram reported. He called his roommate, and fellow student of scripture, a “good friend.”

Speaking at the funeral of the person you murdered? Wow, now that is some real evil…

 

lizkat

elite pita
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
4,023
Reaction score
8,566
Location
Catskill Mountains
Serial killer caught in Texas


He is also believed to have murdered a former roommate and then burning their house to the ground, but the cops completely missed it.




Speaking at the funeral of the person you murdered? Wow, now that is some real evil…


His victims "needed to be sacrificed?" How far does one get to take religious freedom in the USA, anyway?

Guy is a psychopath, plus whatever else he is in the eyes of the law, and the country is short of adequate mental health care access.
 

lizkat

elite pita
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
4,023
Reaction score
8,566
Location
Catskill Mountains
And this, children, is why we don’t read the Post.

Well at least not since Pete Hamill livened up that paper in the good old and bad days of the city (and the New York Post) before he moved on to slots at the likes of The Herald Tribune, Daily News, Village Voice and Newsday...

[ wrong thread for this, but if one has never watched the epic 2018 HBO docu Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, it's worth the watch. Two legendary, flawed and sometimes dueling columnists (when Jimmy Breslin was at the NY Post and Pete Hamlin at the Daily News) were always a good read whether one agreed, disagreed or was completely outraged by what either or both of them had most recently penned. They remain among my favorite memories of an era in New York that is now usually roundly badmouthed --and deserved a lot of the criticism, but you know the young overlook almost everything and I was no different, so the city was always my pearl no matter how deep we were all mired in the muck of it back then. ]
 

Chew Toy McCoy

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
3,456
Reaction score
5,383
I wonder how recent California to Texas transplants feel about their decision now. If they lived in CA for a long time and are under the age of 50 I can’t imagine they are a far-right leaner. One of the reasons often given for the move is politics but they traded in SJWs, cancel culture, and sanctuary cities for people running amuck with guns like it’s the old west, abortion bounty hunters, and giving covid the opportunity to spread as much as is humanly possible. You’re also a lot more likely to have a mask related altercation and run into religious nuts and white people as the biggest victims on the planet every time you leave the house.

Abbott also seems 100% dedicated to passing legislation that will piss off liberals and for that reason alone, as if the state has no other issues. Democrats should learn a lesson here. Ram your agenda through and see if it can be reversed, or if the people even want it to be reversed. The biggest problem Republicans have with the Democrat agenda is it is wildly popular. Once the people experience it, regardless of political leaning, good luck reversing it.

“Hey, I just got paid work leave, child tax credits and free pre-k, expanded healthcare coverage, and free junior college. Fuck that! Reverse it! And lower my taxes. That extra $100 a month will more than makeup for taking away all those things I just mentioned.”
 

SuperMatt

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Posts
4,411
Reaction score
8,719
This could have gone into the Police Brutality thread, but it’s specifically about juvenile detention centers in Texas and how the kids are being abused by the guards.

(paywall removed)

Ms. Clarke said that the Justice Department investigation into Texas’ five secure juvenile facilities came after at least 11 staff members were arrested and accused of sexually abusing the children in their care, with one arrest as recently as last week. Other staff members reportedly shared pornography with children and paid them in cash and drugs to assault their peers.

“There are also reports of staff members’ use of excessive force on children, including kicking, body-slamming and choking children to the point of unconsciousness,” Ms. Clarke said. She added that there was also an incident last February in which “a staffer reportedly pepper-sprayed a child and placed him in full mechanical restraints, including handcuffs, a belly chain, shackles and a spit mask, and then body-slammed him onto a bed.”
 

Chew Toy McCoy

Elite Member
Vaccinated
Site Donor
Posts
3,456
Reaction score
5,383
This could have gone into the Police Brutality thread, but it’s specifically about juvenile detention centers in Texas and how the kids are being abused by the guards.

(paywall removed)

if Abbott finds out this pisses off liberals he’ll make it standard operating procedure.
 
Top Bottom