Wednesday, May 25, 2022

'Bald-faced lie': Houston Chronicle torches Texas gov’s 'bankrupt conscience' and 'cowardice' after Uvalde mass shooting

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: It is important that news organizations not hold back in times as horrible as these.

'Bald-faced lie': Houston Chronicle torches Texas gov’s 'bankrupt conscience' and 'cowardice' after Uvalde mass shooting (AlterNet link): The Houston Chronicle's editorial board is pushing back against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) remarks in response to the tragic mass shooting that claimed the lives of 21 victims at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school on Tuesday, May 24.

Abbott on Tuesday addressed the shooting as he vowed to use the state's resources to “do everything that is necessary to make sure that crime scenes like this are not going to be repeated in the future.”

Although Abbott described the shooting as "horrifically, incomprehensibly” and vowed that "never again" would such tragedy happen in his state, the editorial board isn't convinced he'll do his part to prevent a repeat of this from happening. Dissecting the governor's speech, the Chronicle offered a blistering assessment after carefully reviewing his words.

Highlighting the governor's use of the word "horrific," the board wrote, "The first word is apt — especially for the moms and dads who dropped off their little ones at school Tuesday morning, maybe lingering a little bit in the car line, just to crane their necks back and watch as that precious little body, that floppy ponytail or that lanky little string bean frame, laden with backpack and lunch box, made it safely through the schoolhouse door, where, it seemed, they would be safe."

The board added, "Horrific was the moment they got the news. Horrific will be their nights of endless tears. Horrific will be the bright, sunny mornings when they remember it wasn’t a dream. The bed is empty, no little lump beneath the blankets, waiting to be awoken."

However, his use of the word "incomprehensibly" was described as a "bald-faced lie." "The second word Abbott used — “incomprehensibly” — is just as much cowardice as it is a bald-faced lie," the editorial board wrote.

According to the board, the state's Republican run legislature has contributed to the gun problem due to the lenient laws in place when it comes to acquiring firearms. "Texas lawmakers won’t even pass universal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people even though about 80 percent of Texans support them."

"Whether it’s a handgun, rifle or semi-automatic invented for war, the governor has supported and the Legislature has passed law after law that have obliterated any semblance of good sense regulation — laws so permissive that they’ve even defied the objections of police chiefs and gun safety instructors, including the 2021 permitless carry bill that the governor bragged on Twitter allows any eligible Texan to carry a gun in public with 'no license or training' needed. As though that were progress," the editorial board wrote. 

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40 comments:

  1. Democratic congressman blasts ‘baby killer’ Ted Cruz

    U. S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) minced no words Tuesday evening, responding to remarks made by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about the mass shooting of 14 elementary school students and one teacher in Uvalde, Texas.

    "Just to be clear fuck you @tedcruz you fucking baby killer," Congressman Gallego tweeted.

    Cruz has been widely quoted by CNN and others as saying today, “Inevitably when there's a murderer of this kind, you see politicians try to politicize it, you see Democrats and a lot of folks in the media whose immediate solution is to try to restrict the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens.”

    Rep. Gallego, an Iraq War veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, is seen as a possible primary challenger of Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) in 2024.

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    1. Republican lawmakers are fucking baby killers.

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    2. It’s a complete insult and slap in the face of every parent that lost children to have to endure anything that slug has to say,and shouldn’t have to see his or Cruz’s face on tv or anywhere else.

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  2. Is it possible to charge Abbott and like-minded legislators in Texas with criminally negligent homicide? These shootings are a predictable outcome of the gun policies they actively promoted and passed into law. Their actions are a direct cause of these murders.

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    1. Abbott wants his state armed so he can trigger a civil war. Trumps saying it openly, as have several prominent right wing extremists.

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  3. Expect to hear the phrase "law abiding gun owner" repeatedly. We can't punish law abiding gun owners. The phrase is meaningless. The guy in TX bought his gun legally. Meaning he passed the background check. He was a law abider, until he wasn't. It only takes a split second to go from law abiding gun owner, to criminal gun owner.

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    1. And your solution is?

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    2. Thoughts and prayers for 8:30. Obviously his brain was stolen by the same people who took his heart.

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    3. Here's a solution 8:30 can get behind.

      Fox’s Mark Levin Suggests Prayer in School Could Stop Mass Shootings
      https://hillreporter.com/foxs-mark-levin-suggests-prayer-in-school-could-stop-mass-shootings-132225

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    4. You are all reading 8:30 wrong - he said he was "law abiding until he wasn't" - in other words, it is the ease of buying a weapon, and some body armor to go along with tha.

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    5. No background check is required in Texas.

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  4. Houston Chronicle along with all liberal press, social media giants unfiltered except to censor conservatism and big Pharma, these are to blame for the erosion of morality and family; people kill people because rags like Houston Chronicle just play blame game.

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    1. 8:52 needs to be checked out for monkey pox.

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    2. Interesting. Point to what was not factual.

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    3. Ok, comrade. Now give us a whattabout.

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    4. Hunter Biden (fill in the blank.)

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    5. Donald Trump did not collude with Russia. He was just following orders.

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    As NPR reports, the United States Secret Service is "taking control of the hall during Trump's speech and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms, firearms accessories and knives."

    In addition to these weapons, attendees will also be barred from having "ammunition, laser pointers, pepper spray, toy guns, backpacks," among other items.

    And to ensure that the NRA members won't be carrying heat during the speech, everyone in attendance will be searched with a magnetometer designed to detect hidden firearms.

    https://www.rawstory.com/trumps-speech-to-nra/

    Too bad little children aren't given the same protections as the traitor.

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    1. The GOP only cares about getting elected… not our children. They just don’t care…

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    2. Notice how the playbook has changed? It's no longer “Thoughts and Prayers.” Now its “Horrified and Heartbroken.”

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    3. What about tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables? He was worried about that previously

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    4. No salad will be served in advance of Trump's speech.

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    5. Can the kitchen help be trusted?

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/24/republican-gop-pro-russia-pro-putin-ukraine-war-isolationism/

    They support killing Americans. Just like Vlad.

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    1. MAGAs are first responders when it comes to supporting the use of AR-15s against children.

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  7. Herschel Walker Twice Accused of Threatening To Blow A Woman’s Head Off, Won’t Say He Supports Gun Reform

    https://www.politicususa.com/2022/05/25/herschel-walker-gun-laws.html

    Herschel considers guns a dating aid.

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  8. Switzerland to aid Ukraine with asset seizure, 2022.

    The Swiss government on Wednesday said it will initiate proceedings to confiscate more than 100 million francs ($104 million) in assets of a close associate of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

    Switzerland’s governing Federal Council said it is providing support to Ukraine as Kyiv is facing “certain difficulties” in its efforts to confiscate the money, which have been compounded by the current war. But it said the move is unrelated to sanctions imposed on Russia this year.

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Live-updates-Ukraine-Russian-shelling-kills-6-17197235.php

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  9. Beto Crashes Abbott’s Press Conference to Blame the Complicit Governor, ‘This is on You!’

    https://www.politicalflare.com/2022/05/unbelievable-beto-crashes-abbotts-press-conference-to-blame-the-complicit-governor-this-is-on-you/

    The video is amazing. Watch Beto stick it to gun stooge Abbott.

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    1. Gotta love the Beto.

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    2. If you put steel tread on Abbott’s wheelchair and handed him a gun, he’d be a Russian tank.

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    https://www.rawstory.com/ron-johnson-background-checks/

    Watch as the rat tries to scurry for cover.

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    California lost 117,552 human residents in 2021, but it gained tens of thousands of new residents that love the state’s increasingly hot and arid climate.
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    About 250 Californians a year are bitten, according to the LA County Public Health Department. Those who do suffer a bite should stay calm, gently wash the wound, keep it level or below the heart and go immediately to their nearest emergency room or medical stop for further treatment, the Mayo Clinic says.

    https://www.sfgate.com/centralcoast/article/why-California-rattlesnake-population-is-booming-17195152.php

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    "Not only is Wendy's a competing brand, but [Restaurant Brands] and [Yum] are focused on international development and looking to minimize head-to-head competition with McDonald's, particularly domestically, where 85% of Wendy's are located," he wrote.

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/25/business/wendys-sale/index.html

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  13. Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings.

    The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 attempted homicides with firearms. The country's overall murder rate is near zero.

    The National Rifle Association often points to Switzerland to argue that more rules on gun ownership aren't necessary. In 2016, the NRA said on its blog that the European country had one of the lowest murder rates in the world while still having millions of privately owned guns and a few hunting weapons that don't even require a permit.
    ass shootings
    https://news.yahoo.com/switzerland-stunningly-high-rate-gun-221301534.html

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  14. Lies and more lies coming from dumb-a_s, jimmy jordan
    Jim Jordan demands material on him before complying with January 6 subpoena, 2022.

    Republican congressman Jim Jordan told the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack that he would consider complying with the panel’s subpoena only if they shared the material that put him under scrutiny, according to a letter he sent Wednesday.

    The response by Jordan – the top Republican on the House judiciary committee who spoke to Donald Trump on January 6 – stopped short of a refusal to comply with his subpoena, though it was not clear how he would proceed if the panel refused his request.

    https://news.yahoo.com/jim-jordan-demands-material-him-000507129.html

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  15. Editorial: California's water shortage requires updates in technology, law — and mindset, 2022.

    Already, residents face sharp new outdoor water restrictions June 1, and serious doubts over whether those limits will be enough to cope with a historic water shortage. It’s a good time to imagine the ideal California of the future, in which information technology and rational pricing make water conservation simple, understandable and a common way of life.

    Here’s how it should work, as a resident pulls out his or her phone and at the touch of a button checks the household’s water use for that day in real time:

    https://news.yahoo.com/editorial-californias-water-shortage-requires-120017920.html

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  16. Russia was invading, so a Ukrainian converted his life savings of $10,500 into the crypto token terra. Then the token crashed, 2022.

    Russia was invading Popovich's home country, Ukraine. The resident of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, wanted to protect his life savings of about $10,500 from a currency collapse or other risks related to the war, he told The Guardian in an account published Sunday.

    The International Monetary Fund sounded the alarm in March that food and oil prices around the world were increasing because of the war. "Higher prices for commodities like food and energy will push up inflation further, in turn eroding the value of incomes and weighing on demand," the organization wrote in a blog post

    https://news.yahoo.com/russia-invading-ukrainian-converted-life-045241505.html

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  17. Give up half your wealth, Kissinger or kissA*s to Putin?
    Zelensky rips Kissinger over suggestion Ukraine cede territory to Russia, 2022.

    In a Wednesday address, Zelensky said Kissinger “emerges from the deep past and says that a piece of Ukraine should be given to Russia” and that Kissinger’s “calendar is not 2022, but 1938” — a reference to the Munich Agreement, which allowed for Nazi Germany to annex land in western Czechoslovakia.

    “Behind all these geopolitical speculations of those who advise Ukraine to give away something to Russia, ‘great geopoliticians’ are always unwilling to see ordinary people,” Zelensky said. “Millions of those who actually live in the territory they propose to exchange for the illusion of peace. You must always see people.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/zelensky-rips-kissinger-over-suggestion-010649107.html

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  18. Thanks to Greg Abbott and his new gun laws in TX that young man was about to buy those guns with no permit, no waiting period and no background check over a two day period with 375 rounds and no one batted a fucking eye..

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