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LeftInTX

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Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:45 AM
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About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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Illinois man died of rabies, after refusing the vaccine

Woke up with a bat on his neck. He was 87. Happened in Sept. First case in 67 years.

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/29/1041457232/rabies-illinois-man-death-rare-public-health

The majority of human rabies cases in the US involve people who have traveled from another country. Some have come from Mexico/Central America etc, where vampire bats are common. However bats in the US do carry rabies. The Brazilian freetail bat migrates to Mexico in the winter and roosts in caves with vampire bats.

However, the man in the article was bitten by a little brown bat.

Rabies often are not fatal in bats, hence that is why they carry them more than other mammals.

Facebook Hearings Cold Open - SNL

Looked and did not see this posted...from October 9th

Matthew McConaughey says politics is 'a bag of rats' in interview weighing run for Texas governor

Matthew McConaughey says politics is 'a bag of rats' in interview weighing run for Texas governor

Actor Matthew McConaughey is apparently not interested in running for Texas governor unless he thinks the role would allow him to truly make a difference.

On Thursday, the Texas-born actor went on the New York Times Opinion's Sway podcast, an interview show hosted by Kara Swisher, and explained what he meant by "measuring" a possible run for governor next year, saying he is still learning about politics from mentors — who he refrained from naming — and is considering how useful he would be in the position.

"Is that a place to make real change or is it a place where right now it's a fixed game, you go in there, you just put on a bunch of band-aids, in four years you walk out and they rip them off and you're gone?" the actor told Swisher. "I'm not interested in that."

The self-proclaimed "folk-singing philosopher, poet-statesman" went on to call politics a "broken business" when it comes to political ideologies and said he fears a civil war if politicians remain on a path of "preservation of party" while not truly considering their constituents. McConaughey also reasoned that he could have have more influence in an informal role.
https://www.chron.com/politics/article/Matthew-McConaughey-Texas-governor-run-Abbott-16515854.php



It should have said, "Dazed and Confused Actor is still Dazed and Confused".....

Would he even know how to fill out the paperwork?

Netflix will edit phone numbers out of Squid Game following prank calls

Oops!
Netflix’s immensely popular Squid Game is getting an edit after phone numbers shown in the series dialed real numbers, leading to what the company described as “unfortunate” prank dials.

The Korean drama about a sadistic “game,” in which players find themselves with no option but to participate in a series of twisted challenges, contains visible phone numbers in multiple scenes (a phone number is also clearly visible in the Squid Game trailer).

Reuters, which earlier reported the news, cited Netflix and production company Siren Pictures as saying they purposefully did not include a complete number and weren’t aware the number shown would reach a real line.

Netflix confirmed to The Verge that the numbers that appear in Squid Game will be edited, adding that it hopes that the change will end the prank calls.

A man who claims to be the owner of the number told a local media outlet that he’d been “bombarded” with messages and calls, adding that they had made it difficult to live his life normally. However, it appears as though multiple individuals may have received calls from enthusiast Squid Game viewers. Netflix did not immediately return a request for clarification about whether the series had impacted one or multiple local numbers.
https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/netflix-edit-squid-game-phone-number-after-woman-inundated-with-calls-2021-10-06/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny Hee hee...WLS-Radio obtained the phone number 867-5309 and their phone line lit up... https://web.archive.org/web/20090604142927/http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20082266,00.html

What other countries are told is "American" (food) - funny!

Congressional plans are out:

https://dvr.capitol.texas.gov/

https://data.capitol.texas.gov/dataset/cf8703c8-1692-4b94-8ed1-9cbf2b2fa7dd/resource/5e2c1f93-2ba8-4abd-baf5-fec64f17126b/download/planc2101_map_report_package.pdf

Looks like they are making CD 23 more red.

This 80's Aerobic Video Wins Everything!






If you did not have cable in the 80's, this is what was on TV

The comments are hilarious!

It even inspired a parody, but you needed cable to see the parody!

The search for Brian Laundrie has got a new pro on the case

NORTH PORT, Fla. - Television's Dog the Bounty Hunter is joining the search for Brian Laundrie, the only person wanted in connection with Gabby Petito's disappearance. Saturday afternoon, the reality star was seen banging on the screen door of the North Port home Brian shares with his parents.

The family did not answer and Duane "Dog" Chapman, along with his wife, left the home after a few minutes. Police were seen shortly afterward entering the Laundrie home and exiting within moments.

Chapman was already in Florida on a honeymoon with his wife Francie, he told FOX News, when people began reaching out to him to look into Laundrie’s disappearance.

"We had a lot of requests that I get in on this," he said. "This is what I do for a living, for 45 years."

https://www.fox13news.com/news/dog-the-bounty-hunter-joins-the-search-for-brian-laundrie



I'm quivering in my boots! LOL
He's making so much progress...

Texas Senate opens redistricting debate with proposed map one senator labels "intentional discrimina

Texas Senate opens redistricting debate with proposed map one senator labels “intentional discrimination”

The first draft of the Senate map was authored by a Republican who chairs the Senate redistricting committee. It immediately drew fire from a Democratic member who said her district was being redrawn to dilute voting power of people of color.

The Texas Senate kicked off the decennial redistricting process on Saturday, releasing the first draft of its own members’ district maps which shore up the strength of the Republican majority.

On Monday, the Texas Legislature meets for a 30-day special session dedicated to redrawing political maps based on the latest census data, which showed people of color fueled 95% of Texas’ population growth over the past decade.

The Legislature is tasked with setting new boundaries for House and Senate districts in addition to redrawing new district maps for the state’s congressional seats and for the State Board of Education. Republicans hold majorities in both chambers and will have every advantage as they use the process to position their party for the next decade as the state population becomes younger and more diverse.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/18/texas-senate-redistricting-map/

Blue cities/states need to do this Texas snitch thing with mask mandates...Seriously!!!!

Texas started their snitch thing in a tiny town in called Waskom in 2019. The town was so small and had no abortion facilities. It was mostly symbolic. In 2020 Lubbock caught on and created a snitch ordinance for Planned Parenthood over there. Planned Parenthood in Lubbock closed shop.



Blue states can get a municipality to do a mask snitch ordinance.
Governors can write an executive order to create snitch law


The beauty about mask ordinances is that they are temporary (Once Covid is over, the experiment is over)...Lots of people violate mask ordinances, so there will be lots of lawsuits...

Seattle? Portland? San Francisco? NYC? Anywhere?? Please!!!


Texas’ abortion law S.B. 8 follows a model first used in Waskom to ban abortion within its boundaries in 2019. The novel legal approach used by the city on Texas’ border with Louisiana is one envisioned by a former top lawyer for the state.

Right to Life East Texas director Mark Lee Dickson, 36, a Southern Baptist minister, championed Waskom’s abortion ban. Through his state senator, Bryan Hughes, he met Jonathan F. Mitchell, a former top lawyer for the state of Texas. Mitchell became his attorney and advised him on crafting the ordinance, Dickson said in an interview.

The ordinance shields Waskom from lawsuits by saying city officials can’t enforce the abortion ban. Instead, private citizens can sue anyone who performs an abortion in the city or assists someone in obtaining one. The law was largely symbolic, however, because the city did not have a clinic performing abortions.

Nearly three dozen other cities in the state followed Waskom’s lead. Among them is Lubbock, where a Planned Parenthood clinic stopped performing abortions this year as a result.


https://apnews.com/article/texas-us-supreme-court-laws-185e383ba4aa6cfc558231dcabd4104a

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