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The Cold, Harsh Reality of Texas Politics

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It was colder this week in San Antonio Texas than in Anchorage Alaska. Just consider the sheer insanity of that statement for a minute. Yet despite that it was colder still in Colorado City Texas. It was in Colorado City that we discovered the heart of their Mayor, Tim Boyd, was frozen over due to a lifetime of denial politics and hatred for the very people he was supposed to serve. I know in the post Trump era it is chic to think of a career in politics as an act of pure selfishness, but it really is supposed to be the opposite. The term is "public service." That is why it is so sad and stunning to see the Facebook rant from Mayor Boyd this week amidst the suffering and death gripping the Lone Star State.

"No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it's your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and tired of people looking for a damn hand out! If you don't have electricity you step up and come up with a game plan to keep your family warm and safe. If you have no water you deal with out and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family. If you were sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising! Only the strong will survive and the week will perish. Folks, God Has given us the tools to support ourselves in times like this. This is sadly a product of a socialist government where they feed people to believe that the FEW work and others will become dependent for handouts. Am I sorry that you have been dealing without electricity and water; yes! But I'll be damned if I'm going to provide for anyone that is capable of doing it themselves! We have lost sight of those in need and those that take advantage of the system and mesh them into one group!! Bottom line, quit crying and looking for a handout! Get off your ass and take care of your own family! Bottom line - DON'T BE A PART OF A PROBLEM, BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!" - Tim Boyd

Mind you this is in the middle of the crisis, which as claimed the lives of at least 25 people who must not have been strong enough to survive. The rank arrogance of this statement is only topped by the sheer stupidity. The fact that there are people who think like this is a cancer in our society today. Expecting electricity is not looking for a handout. There is no game plan you ghoul. The man is so stupid apparently that he does not see how he espouses Darwinian survival of the fittest and follows it up with a plea that God has given us all we need for times such as these. It actually is the government's responsibility to see to the welfare of the citizenry. When news of this post came out, Boyd resigned and before you think it was an admission of fault, here are some of the portions of his second Facebook post, after he resigned:

"Please understand if I had it to do over again I would have just kept my words to myself and if I did say them I would have used better wording and been more descriptive. The anger and harassment you have caused my wife and family is so undeserved....my wife was laid off of her job based off the association people gave to her and the business she worked for. She's a very good person and was only defending me! But her to have to get fired from her job over things I said out of context is so horrible. I ask that you each understand I never meant to speak for the city of Colorado City or Mitchell county! I was speaking as a citizen as I am NOT THE MAYOR anymore. I apologize for the wording and ask that you please not harass myself or my family anymore!" - Tim Boyd

Let me first explain that when you are a Mayor, you are always speaking for the city you represent. Secondly, let me remind Mr. Boyd that God has provided everything his wife needs in times such as these. Allow me to reassure him as he reassured his neighbors - only the strong will survive! The weak Mr. Boyd? They will perish! This is not harassment Mr. Boyd. They are just your ridiculously insensitive words given back to you. Quit your whining! The people you just spit on owe you nothing but their derision. So quit crying, and stop being part of the problem

Do you think it is just Boyd? How about the Governor, Greg Abbott? He went on Fox News to blame the power failure on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal, which is not in place anywhere, let alone Texas. No mention that it was the fossil fuel supported power grid that failed Texans so spectacularly. No mention that deregulation of the power industry in Texas is what caused this disaster. Well combined with the inane insistence to refuse to join the national power grid because you know, freedom yee-haw! Or what about Rick Perry insisting that Texans would rather suffer rolling blackouts than federal regulation of the energy industry! How about Ted Cruz who in an effort to find a better more comfortable life for his children during this catastrophe took them across the Mexican border to go to Cancun. Hope that irony is not lost on you. When he was caught, he tried lamely to pretend that he was just accompanying his daughters and planned on coming right back to deal with the hurt and pain in his state. Except of course for that nagging return ticket he had for Saturday that he had to switch to today. That is your slate of Republican Texas leaders this week. Boyd is just the most honest of them. Arrogant and stupid, but seemingly honest. The real problem is that Texans actually voted for these people. They have been convinced over decades of indoctrination that you only vote for the guy with the little "r" next to their name. The people know it. The country knows it. What is worse however, is the leaders know it. The Founding Fathers set up a brilliant system but they never considered that people would vote against their best interest.

The most honest political statement in my lifetime was made by Barack Obama caught on a hot mic in 2007, I believe in San Francisco. He was referring to voters who have simply given up on any hope that their financial situation could be bettered that they instead cling to their guns and religion. Obama was vilified for this statement but people kept taking it out of context. He was correct of course and this phenomenon continues to this day. It was on display this week in Texas as 37 + people have died so far while their Senator jetted off to Cancun and their Governor went on national television to lie about what was to blame for the disaster. That swaths of citizens are boiling snow to get water while jackasses like Tim Boyd blames them. I feel bad. I feel outraged. Most of all, I feel like when it is time to stand up and correct this mess, Texans will see the little "r" and people like Tim Boyd will wonder why he even bothered resigning.

 

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I think there are far more sociopaths in the general population than we tend to think there are and politics and business tend to be environments where sociopaths do very well. As long as they can paint on a vaneer of civility and a fake smile - but in times of crisis the mask comes off and we see who they really are.

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No doubt. It is just so disheartening to see people continue to vote for the sociopaths knowing full well what they are.

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Exactly what the British did during the Irish Potato Famine. (Be sure to read the first two paragraphs.)

China has eliminated absolute poverty.

They just "did it". America could too if it prosecuted "The 400" listed on Forbes Magazine.

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Well said, thank you!

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10000 dollar power billl in texas during outage because of Enron and power based on demand. Texas households face massive electricity bills, some as high as $17K, after winter storm | TheHill Some Texans say they're getting massive electric bills following the winter storm that caused chaos throughout the state this past week.NBC News reports that some Texans are getting bills as high as $10,000, while local ABC News affiliate WFAA in Dallas says one man's bill shows him owing more than $17,000.The families who saw their " Continue reading Politically Charged: Officials create 'fictional gang' to punish Phoenix protesters abc15.com/news local-news/investigations protest-arrestspolitically charged officials create fictional gang to punish phoenix protesters. This is worse than any Chinese authoritarian could ever concieve of doing and, i am no fan of Chinese authoritarianism. So called, trump stooge-libertarian nuclearists and Enron, etc privatized power from Enron and privatized utilities are responsible for the texas blackout and, water freeze-catastrophe. . The STP nuke reactors are completely scrammed.. ready to explode. The Texas ag tried to keep trump president. All water and power off . Even in hospitals. The most corrupt, evil backwards place in murica. Ayn Rand fascists and american Republican racists, are only in favor of freedom and justice for rich-white people. Ayn rand fascists, are Not civil libertarians. They are not for civil liberties, for all Americans only the captains 0of industry and prop owners as Ayn Rand said. She worshiped psychopathic killers.....

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The fascist-racist pigs like ted cruz, will not be happy about the end of limbaugh or, trump because, they are cowards and killers and narcissists. The KKK predominates texas repuklikans. Alex Jones is financed by stone and trump,. He is calling for martial law and Texas succession. He helped instigate the DC murdeous rampage. Jones helped hire Murderers, in the case of the kenosha and the seditious capital murders. The seditionists in DC were rich and financed by rich corrupt Texans and others. Texas has the most above ground nuke waste in the country now. The DC seditionists were white supremacist millionaire, businessmen, retired military white supremacist cops. Liars and posers and prowar, pronuclear goons. All fascist gulpers. Not spiritual beings. Hollowed out killers sociopaths and, psychopaths. Like mitch McConnell and their 1 minority party, fascist enablers, who blocked the reestablishment for the rule of law and Democratic principles in America. They encourage the cowardly nuclear fascist, murders on their blogs in politics, on fox news, on their hideous websites. They dwell on China and Iran because, they want more nuclear weapons and nuclear war. They will not talk about their own nuclear messes . More plutonium plants. Hanford, Santa Susana, INL, 94 shitty old reactors ready to blow. Tens of thousands of tons on hilevel waste, in big thin tin cannisters in texas, Nevada, san onofre, by every reactor. In NM Nevada utah, Idaho, wa, ca, wa most States. They let 500,000 die from COVID. The repuklikans destroyed texas infrastructure, through years of neglect and Enron. YES BEGINNING with corrupt George w Bush and ENRON! He did the illegal second invasion of Iraq . Killed a million people and babies. Texas Karma .

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The fascist-racist pigs like ted cruz, will not be happy about the end of limbaugh or, trump because, t Their ongoing corruption. Thousands of citizens in houses, freezing to death with no water or electricity. Thousands in nursing homes, hospitals , in the streets dying. The pathologicals, dwell on the Falun gung cults in china, and extremist cult epoch magazine, while America builds more nuke bombs and, pushes its reactor and, nuclear waste accumulation, to nuclear oblivion. America continues to irrariadiate the world to death, building more bombs, keeping dangerous reactors open. America is accumulating and, improperly storing apocolyptically deadly nuclear waste.

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200 million bucks , Biden gave to the Egyptian dictator al- sisi. Trillions to keep nuke-subs, nuke cruise missiles, and nuke carriers. To keep bases all over the world, while Americans starve and freeze to death. The japanese continue to cover up and, lie about Fukushima even after a 7.3 earthquakes hits Japan in Feb 2021 Japan Russia, France, UK, USA, continue with the evil nuclear deceptions and abominations. It is good it the fascist devils Limbaugh and trump are gone. Trump should be in jail. Video about fascism Michael Parenti tu.be/80jAVAQ8pEc They have been actively spraying the upper atmosphere w sulfuric acid droplets, to create cold winter storms to keep wildfires and hurricanes down in the summer. There is also the polar vortex effect, from climate change. The poles continue to melt. Trump is horribly mentally ill. If he had stayed in power, there would be criminalized anarchy and, probably a nuclear war. So many people, support that. They are all insane. I cannot trust people like that anymore. TRUMP HAS TO FACE JUSTICE AND RETRIBUTION. JAIL-FINES . MURDERER, NUCLEAR MANIAC. IF REACTORS GO OFF UNDER BIDEN HE SHOULD FACE THE SAME FATE. The Japanese have poisoned the Pacific. They want to dump millions of more gallons of the radioactive water into the Pacific. THE WORLD IS TIRED OF THE PRONUCLEAR LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND KOMEITO IN JAPAN, THE WORLD IS TIRED OF NUCLEAR FASCIST PUTIN IN RUSSIA AND, THE NAZIS WHO ARE RUNNING UKRAINE INTO ANOTHER MAJOR CHERNOBYL STYLE NUCLEAR REACTOR CATASTROPHE. The UNITED STATES would be going up in flames if trump continued in power. Crime would be far worse THAN ANYONE COULD IMAGINE LIKE HONDURAS WITH MS13 GANGS AND PARAMILITARYS TERRORIZING THE COUNTRY. THINGS ARE Very bad right now. TRUMP FOR SURE, WOULD HAVE SET OFF A NUKE WAR.

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So much evil. Libertardian fascists, racists like Rand Paul and ted Cruz. The Cato. The koch Bros, nuke scoundrels like art Robinson, who tried to destroy Linus pauling. These fascists, hate the green party. They red bait them. They support trump . Tell me how great murica really is. gulper scum. Always ready to criticize china or Cuba or Venezuela, while fascist police state America threatens to destroy the world , poison everything w radioactive hellfire. The fascists like trump and Morrison-Murdoch, in australia are despicable devils . Millions in gulags, in American private and state prisons. Mostly black for so victimless crimes. No economic planning. Libertardian-Ayn Rand fascists and devils, who claim they believe in freedom yet love private prisons. Not civil libertarians, at all . They are racist, Ayn Rand-fascists, teapatiers. Repuklikan-nazis . The whole lot are, Lying, hipporitical-racist scum . Bobo-gulpers and hippocrits. China has its problems but, it had sense enough, to limit its population growth. Gutter propagandists, of the worse sort kill and, lie in murica 400,000 dead in murica, from covid. They spew vicious redbaitng propaganda about China. Scum, that want nuclear war with China. China has 280 nuke bombs. The USA has over 7000 nuclear weapons 10000 dollar power billl in texas dring outge because of Enron and power based on demand

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