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Texas Progressives talk wallbuilder hypocrisy and more

Reminder: Texas Progressives stand with Gaza despite Genocide Joe and despite an Israeli cabinet member's talk of nukes. 

BlueAnon may have thought I was talking about Wallbuilders' David Barton's hypocrisy, or that of followers. Nope.

Dade, Strangeabbott and Danny Goeb can't agree on exactly what to do on more border controls. That said, anybody with a legal brain CAN agree that House Bill 4, written by my Legiscritter, actual lawyer and House impeachment manager David Spiller, is unconstitutional and anything stiffer certainly will be.

Meanwhile, folks in the area of Sunland Park, New Mexico, are laughing at Strangeabbott's "state-line wall." 

And, speaking of walls, Wallbuilder Joe's new effort has the Department of Homeland Services stooping to even using the same company as Wallbuilder Greg and Wallbuilder Don. It also has Wallbuilder Joe's DHS doing the same environmental waivers as Wallbuilder Don's. One thing different? Wallbuilder Joe trying to bury the news that an actual contract had been issued. Biden and DHS jefe Alejandro Mayorkas have blamed a 2019 Congress (Dem controlled, BlueAnon!) for passing the funding and it not later being revoked. Environmentalists note that it still doesn't require the DHS environmental waivers. Neither responded to Observer questions, thus indicating their true colors.

In national politics, SocraticGadfly looks at how RFK Jr. is bringing new campaign bucks, big donors who previously were neither R nor D, to his 2024 presidential campaign, as well as the GOP lean of previously affiliated donors.

Collin County owes two prosecutors of weaselshit Warren Kenneth Paxton a bunch of money, and it sets a precedent as his case finally nears trial. Speaking of, it's funny as hell to hear hypocritical Kenny Boy object to this as some sort of planned stall tactic. Collin County indicates it will still refuse to pay; the Trib's story doesn't say what leverage the judge has in that case. 

Was Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell Jr. right before he retracted his original statement that election denialist Laura Pressley caused a poll worker's heart attack?

GenocideGreg joins GenocideTed in support of GenocideJoe by traveling to Israel.

ERCOT gets a budget bailout, but probably still isn't fixed. Joining the two national grids would help, but ...

Tex-ass hates Inflationmonger Joe's Inflation Reduction Act, until Wayne (Not A) Christian can leech off it, and all the better if it's leeching off antienvironmental carbon capture bullshit.

Off the Kuff presents the October campaign finance reports for Texas Democratic Congressional candidates.

Neil at the Houston Democracy Project said Republican plans to attack civil liberties if returned to White House in 2024 are very much an issue in Houston and Harris County electoral politics.

CultureMap reports on a new Rice University NSF-funded study on flooding. 

The Texas Living Waters Project lauds Houston's new building codes as a win for the environment. In the Pink Texas meets the new Speaker.  

El Paso Matters decries the harsh new anti-immigrant laws introduced during the special session.  

Texas Election Source announces its re-launch.

Another reason to "soak the rich" on taxes? Their effect on climate change. 

Dear Leader's call to modernize nuclear weapons pits is a disaster and boondoggle at Los Alamos.

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