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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 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...

Not Without My Daughter



Original

It's sooo bright!!!!! Snow blindness is real!!

I'm in my house..No drapes in my living room....

Gotta wear my sunglasses in my house...


First world problems!!!

Need to speak with someone old: Gilbert Glass Blowing Kit for Boys




Manual: https://glassian.org/Making/Gilbert/fcover.html (fonts are not original)


30 years, before he created the Home Atomic Energy Kit (remember that??), AC Gilbert marketed this Glass Blowing Kit for Boys.


I cannot imagine this. It's 1920: People are more afraid of fire and burns than they are now. Pumping stations for water were not as reliable. I have no idea if skin grafts were around etc etc.

What parent would purchase this?


I wonder if any were sold? Glass blowing requires 1,000 degree F...

There is a manual that came with the kit and it shows boys sitting at tables wearing shirts and ties while blowing glass as if they are doing something no more serious than drinking a glass of milk!


I wonder if any of these actually sold? (A tag some place said it was $10, but that is all I could find) The glass blowing kit is not in their 1950 catalog, so by then it was long gone.

I really can't find out much about this oddity.

I ran across this tonight and was a bit blown away...

Sure there were lots of dangerous products where the dangers were invisible as in the atomic energy kit, patent medicine, cigarettes, but a glass blowing kit for boys? 1920?



Spotted on I-10 this afternoon





File photo, but I was driving and it hit me right in the face! High visibility area!
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