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Retired/disabled middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

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Jimmy Kimmel Live: MASH-UP: Obama vs. Trump at National Prayer Breakfast

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:51 PM (1 replies)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Trump Celebrates Almost Getting Kicked Out of the White House

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:50 PM (2 replies)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Conservatives Outraged Over Pelosi Rip While Acquitting Trump

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:49 PM (0 replies)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Al Franken on Trump, Health Care & Impeachment

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:47 PM (0 replies)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jimmy Kimmel on Trump's SOTU & Iowa Caucus

With Fred Willard!
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:20 AM (0 replies)

Two-time felon, accused in A&M Commerce killings, walked out of jail for as little as $1,500

Jacques Smith was known as a violent man. The criminal justice system in Dallas County had his long record of arrests and pleas stemming from violent acts. His background demonstrated his capacity to hurt others.

But despite yet another arrest — for beating his ex-girlfriend Abbaney Matts — he wasn’t kept behind bars. And earlier this week he allegedly shot and killed her and her sister, Deja Matts, and wounded Abbaney’s 2-year-old son.

So why was Jacques Smith free on a $15,000 bond that likely saw him post as little as $1,500 to walk out of Dallas County jail and, according to the charges against him, drive to his Deja Matts’ dorm room at Texas A&M Commerce University?

Let’s review Smith’s history of crime to the point of his release. And let’s ask how this man was free to commit the murders law enforcement says he committed. We don’t know. We don’t have the answer yet. We need the answer.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2020/02/06/two-women-at-texas-am-commerce-might-be-alive-if-their-alleged-killer-wasnt-out-on-bond/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 09:46 AM (0 replies)

El Paso shooting suspect faces nearly 100 federal charges, including hate crimes

by Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune

EL PASO — The man accused of killing 22 people during a mass shooting at a Walmart store in the border city last summer has been charged with nearly 100 federal crimes, John Bash, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, announced Thursday.

Patrick Crusius, the alleged gunman in the Aug. 3 massacre, already faces state capital murder charges for the racially motivated shooting spree that also wounded dozens.

He is charged federally with 22 counts of hate crimes resulting in death, 23 involving an attempt to kill and 45 charges of firing a weapon in relation to the hate crimes, according to an indictment of Crusius. The U.S. attorney’s office said that upon conviction, prosecutors will seek either the death penalty or life in prison.

Crusius allegedly published a manifesto in which he indicated the crime was motivated by hatred toward Hispanic Americans and immigrants. He also told authorities after he was arrested that he drove 10 hours from his home in Allen to kill Mexicans and ward off what he said was an invasion. Eight of the victims were Mexican nationals.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/06/el-paso-shooting-suspect-expected-be-charged-federal-hate-crimes/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 09:36 AM (0 replies)

In Keene, Yang makes pitch before primary

A year ago, it would have been surprising to hear that long-shot Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang would speak to a crowd full of people at The Colonial Theatre less than a week before the New Hampshire primary.

But that’s exactly what Yang, a 45-year-old tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, did on Wednesday night, pitching his solutions to raise up those left behind by a post-industrial American economy at a venue usually reserved for top-tier candidates.

“We’re in the midst of the greatest economic and technological transformation in the history of our country,” said Yang, describing a pattern of automation that he said has eliminated over four million manufacturing jobs over the last few years — 12,000 in the Granite State alone — with devastating consequences for local communities.

“If you’ve been to those towns after the [manufacturing] plant closes, the shopping district closed, people left and that town has never recovered,” said Yang.

Read more: https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/in-keene-yang-makes-pitch-before-primary/article_b3fb7e88-b979-5633-a0cb-2b298d57d7e4.html
(Keene Sentinel)
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Feb 6, 2020, 09:32 PM (0 replies)

UT System proposes medical school in Tyler

The University of Texas System proposes establishing another medical school, this time in Tyler. If successful, it would be the first medical school in East Texas and the seventh medical school in the system.

Regents Chairman Kevin P. Eltife and System Chancellor James B. Milliken said Thursday the school would address a growing need in a region that has historically had a shortage of healthcare professionals.

“A medical school in Tyler will give East Texans the chance to pursue their career aspirations without having to leave the region to do so,” Eltife said in a statement. “More importantly, it will increase the number of physicians and critical specialty areas to serve the region, which ultimately will enhance health outcomes and benefit all East Texans.”

UT System estimates the economic impact of a medical school in Tyler would be significant. The Perryman Group, a Texas economic research and analysis firm, estimates a medical school in Tyler would produce an economic impact of $1.9 billion annually and create 18,145 new jobs.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20200206/ut-system-proposes-medical-school-in-tyler
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Feb 6, 2020, 05:04 PM (0 replies)

Breaking News: Counting Expert Called In to aid Iowa Democrat Caucus

Posted by TexasTowelie | Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:41 PM (9 replies)
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