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Fox News: Trump May Take Current Disaster Funds from Florida, Texas to Build Wall

Event canceled due to emergency in Trump’s base
It wasn’t surprising to hear that Trump was targeting disaster relief funds earmarked for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the wildfires in California. After all, Hillary Clinton won handily in both those places in 2016 and punishing them by taking away desperately needed funding is exactly the kind of mean-spirited, cold-hearted retribution we’ve come to expect from Trump.

But now even Fox News is reporting that Trump will also strip disaster recovery funds from two big states he won: Florida and Texas.

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Ted Cruz Loves White Castle

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Video: Is Ted Cruz ‘Tough as Texas?’

Poetic Justice

Seize the Clay

The way Donald Trump sees it,
He’s building the Wall ’cause we need it.
To protect the nation,
He’ll use condemnation,
And if he needs your land, he’ll just seize it.


Cruz Is Unpopular — Even in Texas

38%v to 39%

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating. Among independents, Cruz holds a 20% to 53% approval rating.

Poetic Justice

Rick Perry, Diplomat

As Rick Perry’s place in the polls recedes,
It’s time to drop out of the race, he concedes.
But he seems imminently fit
For an ambassadorship,
When Texas, inevitably, secedes.

Poetic Justice

State of Paranoia

Jade Helm 15 has the state quaking in its boots, defenseless.
The governor has called out the National Guard — he’s reckless!
Sure, they recently threatened
To stage a vote for secession,
But still, why on earth would Obama want to invade and take over Texas?

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Expel Texas: Gov. Abbott Musters State Guard in Apparent Move to Confront U.S. Troops, Provoke War with United States

A more perfect union: No Texas
A more perfect union: No Texas

Last week, Texas’ new governor, Greg Abbott, announced what was arguably the most militaristic anti-government action taken by a U.S. governor since the Civil War. Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to muster in Bastrop County this summer to protect local residents while United States troops, including Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs, conduct training exercises there. The governor’s orders instructed the Guard to ensure that Bastrop County residents’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”

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‘It’s Not About French Fries; It’s About Freedom’

I have proposed a new rule to allow school districts to install deep fat fryers and sell beverages like diet soda. I believe each school district – not the state or federal government – should decide what foods are offered to students … If a school district doesn’t agree with any of these changes, then the district doesn’t have to implement them. That’s the beauty here. It’s not about French fries; it’s about freedom.

— Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, in a letter to the Houston Chronicle.

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Ted Cruz Puts Impeachment Back on the Table


Republicans appear likely to win the Senate and thus control of Congress tomorrow, despite the fact that their leaders, House Speaker John Boehner and prospective Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have rigorously avoided revealing their party’s plans for governing the nation over the next two years. Stepping into this void of leadership, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Canadian-born Texan who, as chair of the Senate’s ad hoc ad hoc Klown Kar Caucus, led the Republicans’ unpopular shutdown of the government, set out his agenda for a GOP-controlled 114th Congress in an interview with the Washington Post yesterday.

His top priority, Cruz said, would be non-stop hearings on President Obama, “looking at the abuse of power, the executive abuse, the regulatory abuse, the lawlessness that sadly has pervaded this administration.”

In other words, impeachment.

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