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A big week -- a historic week -- tends to overshadow the Great State's highlights and lowlifes since Monday. I will forge ahead anyway, no mittens required.


Ken Paxton failed to secure a pardon and John Cornyn is tweeting in a subdued manner. Both were far outdone by Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz, each of whom are eyeing upcoming election prospects. It's clear neither are going to let an opportunity to disgrace themselves get by them.


If we can't force him out, then we can at least cut off his money supply.


The same does not hold true for Govnuh Helen Wheels.  He's a multi-millionaire and an adroit fundraiser.  We'll need to be more creative.


"The most offensive thing he's ever seen" happened this week.


Abbott may or may not be smarter about pandering to the Trumpist base than Cruz, but he's certainly no less obvious about it.



There are more "Texans Behaving Badly" downpost; we'll pause from that to consider the Texas Lege, which doesn't reconvene until next week ... but their bad behavior from last week is still reverberating around the state.


Shaefer Edwards at the Houston Press takes note that the statehouse and Senate disagree on COVID testing -- and media access to legislators in their respective chambers -- as the session gets under way.  In spite of the initial difficulties, Texas Democrats resolutely soldier on.


Once more: shame will not force the seditionists out, so some good old-fashioned effort to sweep them out in 2022 is required.


The early line is prohibitively against that.  And not only because Gilberto Hinojosa is making others take the fall for him.


A smattering of mostly unrelated bad news and good news:


The Root quotes NBCDFW 5 about the story of a Denton County woman, faced with racial harrassment from a neighbor, who called law enforcement about the threats and was told to "stay away from (your) house until this blows over".  The Appeal writes about Austin's dysfunctional crime lab and how it may lead to another wrongful execution.

Closing out this week with the softer side news items.



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