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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 September 2017

    09/03/2017 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 170 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 3 September 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 3rd, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Texas Gov. (R) Greg Abbott. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long; Turner. THIS WEEK (ABC): To be announced. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Hurricane Harvey: Why Texas head of state is in a wheelchair

    08/29/2017 5:35:46 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 19 replies
    al.com ^ | August 26, 2017 | Leada Gore
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken center stage as Hurricane Harvey pounds his state. For many people around the country, it's their first introduction to the Texas head of state. Abbott, a Republican, is the 48 th governor of the Lone Star State. Prior to his election in 2014, he was the 50 th and longest-serving Attorney General of Texas. Abbott also served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and a State District Judge in Harris County, Texas.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 August 2017

    08/27/2017 4:31:00 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 197 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 August 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Aug 27th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Texas Gov. (R) Greg Abbott. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): -Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long; Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): - Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Tom Donilon, former national security adviser; retired Adm. James Winnefeld.THIS WEEK (ABC): Abbott; Bossert; Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan; Douglas Lute, former U.S. ambassador to...
  • Texas Gov. Lays Down The Law Against Sanctuary City Sheriffs

    04/03/2017 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/17 | Matthew Vadum
    The guardians of sanctuary cities may soon be facing jail-time in the Lone Star State Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he’s itching to sign state legislation that could imprison county sheriffs in the Lone Star State if they refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement authorities. Abbott is an avowed foe of the so-called sanctuary movement, which is a key component of today’s left-wing activist repertoire. Its supporters are the soft-headed souls who carry protest signs emblazoned with the red-herring of a slogan “no human being is illegal” and who apply all the usual smear-adjectives – including racist, xenophobic,...
  • Judge Says Voters Have No Say in How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent

    02/24/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lynn Jolly
    The ruling of one liberal federal judge proves that America is no longer a republic and doubtful if it is even a democracy. WhatÂ’s the difference? A republic is what our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to establish. ItÂ’s a government where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people.A democracy is best described as a government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, regardless of the will of the people. So many people erroneously think America was a democracy but it was NEVER intended to be that way. Also notice that...
  • With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads

    02/13/2017 10:16:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jim Malewitz and Brandon Formby
    More than a year after Texas voters approved routing billions in state sales taxes to roads and bridges, some lawmakers are questioning whether the first payment of $5 billion should move forward as planned. Texans voted in 2015 to boost funding for state’s public roadways and bridges, which have strained under the state’s growing population. Proposition 7 — loudly cheered by top Texas leaders and supported by 83 percent of voters — changed the state constitution to route some taxes collected on car sales to the State Highway Fund. But in an unusually tightfisted legislative session, some Texas lawmakers are...
  • (Texas Gov.) Abbott carries out threat to yank state funding (for Austin) in 'sanctuary' dispute

    02/02/2017 5:38:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | February 1, 2016 | Tony Plohetski
    In a major escalation of the state's battle against local governments refusing to comply with federal immigration laws, Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday moved to immediately carry out his promise to withhold grant money to Travis County because of a new jail policy he contends makes Texas' capital a "sanctuary city." [Snip] Abbott's announcement comes as Hernandez enacted a new policy Wednesday under which she will detain inmates on behalf of federal immigration officials only when they are charged with murder, sexual assault or human smuggling. The new policy changes a longstanding agreement that allowed agents from U.S. Immigration and...
  • Biggest Transportation Battles of 2016 to Continue in the New Year (Texas)

    01/02/2017 8:15:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | December 27, 2016 | Brandon Formby
    The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and a high-speed train war garnered plenty of attention in Texas this year. And after the Legislature spent two sessions focusing on highway funding, lawmakers now appear poised to tackle other transportation matters next year. Here's a look at the year's biggest transportation stories and how they may continue to unfold in the coming months:1. Uber and Lyft roll out of Austin after losing city electionNational ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped operating in Austin after voters there rejected an ordinance that would have repealed certain regulations, including...
  • (Mayor Sylvester) Turner Pledges to Protect Immigrants, But Avoids Calling Houston "Sanctuary City"

    12/24/2016 7:53:43 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Houston Press ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 8 A.M. | MEAGAN FLYNN
    In the wake of the presidential election, Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking steps to promise undocumented immigrants or newly arrived refugees that he will strive to keep them safe and respect their rights in Houston. The election of a certain someone, whom he did not name, will not change Houston's commitment to welcoming all walks of life and valuing diversity, Turner pledged at a press conference Monday morning. To demonstrate this pledge, Turner has created the Office of New Americans, to help immigrants and refugees integrate into their new communities and access services they may need. He has also launched...
  • Texas Governor Vows To "Ban Sanctuary Cities"

    11/29/2016 5:15:10 AM PST · by Be Careful · 24 replies
    Earlier this morning, Texas governor Greg Abbott vowed to sign legislation banning sanctuary cities in Texas and to issue orders to cut off funding to dissenters.
  • Texas governor says he will ban sanctuary cities

    11/28/2016 7:20:14 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/2016
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pledging to ban sanctuary cities in his state as other governors and mayors promise to continue sheltering illegal immigrants. "I'm going to sign a law that bans sanctuary cities," Abbott tweeted on Sunday. "Also I've already issued an order cutting funding to sanctuary cities." Abbott was responding to a Twitter user who questioned whether the Texas governor could do anything to reverse Austin's pledge to remain a sanctuary city. During his presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to deport millions of immigrants. He said during an interview shortly after his victory he would prioritize...
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • Gov. Abbott announces Police Protection Act

    07/18/2016 4:48:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN -- A new potential law created by Texas Governor Greg Abbott would bring stronger penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. The Police Protection Act would make any crime committed against a police officer "out of bias against police" be labeled a "hate crime." Under the act, assaulting a law enforcement officer would become a 2nd degree felony. It's currently a 3rd degree felony.
  • "Breaking: Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter"

    07/19/2016 11:12:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers.
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • Amid healing words in Dallas, Abbott was suffering from severe burns

    07/10/2016 7:41:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Austin America Stateman ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jonathan Tilove
    Late Thursday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office found itself dealing with a traumatic and wholly unexpected situation. The governor, who was on vacation with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyo., was on his way to St. John’s Hospital. He had been accidentally scalded with hot water and had extensive second- and third-degree burns on both legs below the knees and both feet. Matt Hirsch, the governor’s communications director, began preparing a statement about the injury and how it might require the governor to curtail his schedule for the next couple of weeks, including, perhaps, skipping the Republican National Convention, which...
  • Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

    07/10/2016 6:34:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet — and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details.
  • State, local officials react to deadly downtown Dallas shooting

    07/07/2016 9:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Texas politicians and Austin officials are reacting to the deadly shooting at Dallas that has killed at least three officers and injured at least seven others during a Black Lives Matter downtown rally Thursday night. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. Here are some of their comments: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dallas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers killed and injured this evening. I’ve spoken to Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and have directed him to offer whatever assistance the City...
  • 3 Dallas Officers Killed at Protest Over Police Shootings

    07/07/2016 9:20:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07-07-2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Three Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded Thursday night during a demonstration protesting the police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, according to Chief David O. Brown of the Dallas police.
  • Twitter posts by BLM declare race war on whites

    07/07/2016 9:32:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 86 replies