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“Texas has always prided itself on its free-market posture. It is the only state that does not require companies to contribute to workers’ compensation coverage. It boasts the largest city in the country, Houston, with no zoning laws. It does not have a state fire code, and it prohibits smaller counties from having such codes. Some Texas counties even cite the lack of local fire codes as a reason for companies to move there.
But Texas has also had the nation’s highest number of workplace fatalities — more than 400 annually — for much of the past decade.”
After Explosion, Texas Remains Wary of Regulation - NYTimes (via brooklynmutt)
Yeah… and no OSHA requirements or a state income tax, either… We’re a ridiculous state, and I can’t rationally think of why I love it, but then I remember Austin and I say, “oh… yeah.”
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George P. Bush, that is, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He’s running for Texas Land Commissioner:
Some of Washington’s most powerful Republican donors are playing host at a Wednesday evening fundraiser for George P. Bush, a candidate for Texas Land Commissioner and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
Attendees are paying $500 for the event taking place at the National Association of Wholesale-Distributors Office, according to a copy of the invitation. Among those expected to attend are Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Rep. Aaron Shock, R-Illinois.
We get the leaders we deserve. God help Texas if we “deserve” George Prescott Bush. Texas Land Commissioner, through no way I clearly understand, administers funding to public school districts.
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“The meeting — described as “tense” by several people familiar with it — ended with [House Majority Whip Kevin] McCarthy abruptly standing up and storming out of the room.”
A House in chaos
Read: POLITICO (via brooklynmutt)
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Someone on campus has a bad case of denial.
I saw a Women for Mitt bumper sticker on an overly-priced SUV the other day at Target. Pet peeve, which is going to sound ridiculous to most people, but if you’re a Dem, I think the bumper sticker should be on the “left” and if you’re a Republican, I think the bumper sticker should be on the “right”, and most (99.9%) of the time, Dems have the bumper on the left.
Guess who doesn’t have it on the “right” like easily half the time? That’s right. Republicans.
So, I snicker a LOT when I see it. And the “Women for Mitt” woman?
On the left.
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“One thing that requires ongoing vigilance is the reality that the state of Texas is coming under a new
assault, an assault far more dangerous than what the leader of North Korea threatened when he said he was going to add Austin, Texas, as one of the recipients of his nuclear weapons. The threat that we’re getting is the threat from the Obama administration and his political machine.”
Attorney General Greg Abbot says Texas has more to fear from Battleground Texas, an organization aimed at turning Texas blue, than a North Korean nuclear threat. (via kileyrae)
Good Lord, he can’t be serious. Because Jenn Brown is exactly like Kim Jong-un. Exactly. *insert rolling eyes here*
(Source: burntorangereport.com, via kileyrae)
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Governor Rick Perry is on this list. YAY!
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Saw this quote on a friend’s Facebook status. Couldn’t resist when I had a bit of time to kill waiting for a meeting to begin.