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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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Texas House gives early approval to bill that would punish Wall Street for fossil fuel disinvestment

The Texas House on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would direct state investment funds to divest from companies that cut ties with fossil fuel companies.

Senate Bill 13 was approved on second reading in the House, and needs only a third reading before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

The legislation would require state entities — including state pension funds and Texas’ massive K-12 school endowment — to divest from companies that refuse to invest in or do business with fossil fuel-based energy companies.

It’s a response to the sentiment on Wall Street that oil and gas companies are contributing to climate change — and may not be a good investment in the midst of an energy transition. The bill seeks to divest the state’s massive investment funds from firms that “boycott” fossil fuel companies.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/03/texas-house-fossil-fuel-oil-divest/


Since it is a Senate Bill, it was already passed over there. Although it seems stupid and lame, this bill is dangerous. These funds should not be at the will of any political statement, but be passed on market performance. It really sucks that public bonds and investments could go under because of these gun slinging yahoos! And they complain about "cancel culture".

Texas state funds identified in the bill include the $46 billion Texas Permanent School Fund, the largest such K-12 fund in the U.S; the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, which manages nearly $165 billion in investments; and the Employees Retirement System of Texas and Texas Municipal Retirement System of Texas, which each manage $31 billion.

San Antonio: Nirenberg coasts to third term with dominating win over Brockhouse

With nearly all of the votes tallied Saturday night, Mayor Ron Nirenberg secured a third term as he claimed 62% of the vote. Former District 6 councilman Greg Brockhouse – who failed to capture the same support he had in 2019, when he took Nirenberg to a runoff – trailed with 31.4%.

Avoiding a runoff “is what we were planning for and working toward, and I’m glad to see that taking shape,” Nirenberg said Saturday after early voting results came in.

Only two of the other 12 candidates in the race gained more than 1% of the vote in an election that drew a higher turnout than is typical for city elections. Though just 17%, the turnout was likely driven by a contentious ballot proposition on police union bargaining rights, Proposition B, which appeared headed to defeat.

With the mayoral race’s outcome apparent relatively early in the evening, Brockhouse offered the mayor his congratulations.

https://sanantonioreport.org/san-antonio-mayoral-race-2021/


However, Proposition B, which would have removed collective bargaining for SAPD did not pass. After heavy presence of SAPOA and pushing against the Proposition by AFL-CIO and other unions, the measure was defeated 51-49%. (Man those Vote No people at the polls were just crazy and were total bullies) Heck, I think those bullies at the polls may have scared off a few voters, but they were extremely, extremely loud.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/ballot-measure-puts-police-reform-racial-injustice-san-antonio-voters-rcna792

Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll sign bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns, believes Senate is "

Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll sign bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns, believes Senate is “making progress”

Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday he would sign legislation allowing Texans to carry handguns in public without a license, breaking his silence on a proposal that has been building unprecedented momentum in the Texas Legislature.

"I support it, and I believe it should reach my desk, and we should have 'constitutional carry' in Texas," Abbott told North Texas radio host Rick Roberts.

As recently as a week ago, Abbott had declined to say whether he supported such a proposal, which the House passed earlier this month. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has said the Senate does not have the votes for the legislation, but he is trying to find a way to move it through the process.

Last week, Patrick created a new committee with a majority of permitless carry supporters. The House legislation, House Bill 1927, was then referred to the panel, and HB 1927 is set for a hearing Thursday.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/27/texas-guns-carry-without-license/


I hate them!!!

Texas Gov. Abbott blames Biden as allegations emerge of sexual assault at child migrant facility

Can't stand the source, but it is the truth: Abbott is blaming Biden for everything wrong at a detention facility. He never blamed Trump. I hate Abbott. Sex abuse is probably happening between minors/migrants and not with staff. This facility has been open less than a week. He wants to enlist the Texas rangers and if that doesn't work, he's going to take matters into his own hands.

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott demanded that the White House close a San Antonio facility housing migrant children Wednesday following allegations that children there were being sexually assaulted.

During a Wednesday evening press conference, Abbott said he received tips that alleged the children at the Freeman Coliseum facility were being sexually abused and were not eating enough.


"These problems are a byproduct of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout for those disastrous policies," Abbott told reporters.

The governor said that separate complaints were sent to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective services Wednesday, alleging four different kinds of child abuse.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-gov-abbott-calls-to-end-san-antonio-migrant-children-housing-facility-reports-of-sexual-assault

A real redneck story...

My daughter's husband is from Jacksonsville, FL. When he was growing up there was a large tortoise in their neighborhood that he was playing with. Their neighbor told him, "It's endangered, we'll take him and and take care of it". So the neighbors too the tortoise. The next day, they saw the huge shell out in the garbage. It turns out the neighbors took the tortoise to make turtle soup.

And yes, this tortoise is endangered. But commonly seen in FL.
This happened about 30 years ago.

Texas Senate advances bill limiting how and when voters can cast ballots, receive mail-in voting app

Senate Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for new, sweeping restrictions to voting in Texas that take particular aim at forbidding local efforts meant to widen access.

In an overnight vote after more than seven hours of debate, the Texas Senate signed off on Senate Bill 7, which would limit extended early voting hours, prohibit drive-thru voting and make it illegal for local election officials to proactively send applications to vote by mail to voters, even if they qualify.

The legislation is at the forefront of Texas Republicans’ crusade to further restrict voting in the state following last year’s election. Though Republicans remain in full control of state government, Texas saw the highest turnout in decades in 2020, with Democrats continuing to drive up their vote counts in the state’s urban centers and diversifying suburban communities.

Like other proposals under consideration at the Texas Capitol, many of the restrictions in SB 7 would target initiatives championed in those areas to make it easier for more voters to participate in elections.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/01/texas-voting-restrictions-legislature/


I HATE THEM!!!

He's back..Trump: Visit to southern border likely in 'next couple of weeks'

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — During an interview Sunday with FOX News, former President Donald Trump said he intends to visit the southern border in the upcoming weeks, following President Joe Biden’s criticism on the migrant surge.

“A lot of people want me to” visit the border, Trump said during the interview.

During the interview, Trump called President Joe Biden’s undoing of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, or the Migrant Protection Protocol, a “very bad decision.”

Last week, Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz went to the Rio Grande Valley to tour the border alongside local border officials.

https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/trump-visit-to-southern-border-likely-in-next-couple-of-weeks/


Vomit.......Yuck....Stay away....Why here??? I guess Paxton and Abbott are inviting him to distract from the Texas lege....

Jim Crow Bill Out of Committtee and into Full Senate

Senate Bill 7 would make sweeping changes to Texas voting by limiting extended early voting hours, prohibiting drive-thru voting and requiring Texans to provide proof of disability to qualify for mail-in voting.

After more than five hours of public testimony, largely in opposition, a Texas Senate committee on Friday night advanced a wide-ranging elections bill that would further tighten the state's already restrictive voting rules and clamp down on local efforts to make it easier to vote.

Senate Bill 7 — one of Texas Republicans’ priority elections bills — would limit extended early voting hours, prohibit drive-thru voting and allow partisan poll watchers to record voters who receive help filling out their ballots. It would also forbid local election officials from encouraging voters to fill out applications to vote by mail, even if they qualify.

They also would not be able to proactively send out applications to voters who do not request them — a practice that is commonly used by political parties. Texans would also have to provide proof of disability to qualify for mail-in voting under the bill.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/03/26/texas-voting-access-republican-legislature/

The State Affairs Committee did not even take public testimony into consideration.

Can't open Topics and Places. Nothing happens. Can't get into Texas Group etc.

Also can't like posts...

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