Friday, January 22, 2016 – True Snarky Friday
The Snark will just not go away. I have a few questions.
Why is the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, in Israel meeting with the Prime Minister regarding Texas/Israel relations with Iran?
Did Texas secede and I am not aware of it? I do not watch Fox News.
A couple of more questions, if you do not mind. Who is paying for this visit? This doesn’t have anything to do with the Governor ordering the Texas Guard to guard the Bastropian Citizens from the Federal government last August, does it? Texas isn’t going to sign a treaty with Israel for military support, is it? Is Texas getting a bomb to go with our handguns?
Tom Lehrer – To paraphrase the last line of the great Tom Lehrer song – still as pertinent today as it was in 1965 – Who’s Next? about nuclear proliferation – “We’ll try to stay serene and calm when the Lone Star State gets the bomb!”
Governor Abbott? Did Costello go to Israel too?
Back home in Texas
And along with “death and taxes” it seems that two other absolutes can be added.
Abortion will remain divisive and Texas will sue the administration of President Barack Obama.
For Texas, whose $1.6 trillion a year economy is bigger than many countries including U.S. ally South Korea, spending on suits against the federal government is comparatively miniscule, at around $5.1 million as of December 2014, the Texas Tribune reported, based on disclosures it received from the office.
Current Governor Greg Abbott sued the Obama administration 31 times when he was attorney general. Current Attorney General Ken Paxton, who succeeded Abbott last year, has sued eight times.
Sidebar: Please approach the bench – the current AG, Ken Paxton is under indictment.
For Texas politicians, suing Obama is a badge of honor. Its attorney general’s office has an annual budget of more than $600 million, more than five times higher than other major Republican strongholds such as Arizona.
Texas loses more often than it wins and it has a great deal of litigation still pending before judges that may outlast Obama’s presidency, which ends in January 2017.
Anyone have any ideas where some of those funds could go instead of toward so many lawsuits ? I wonder if the educational institutions need any funds? Maybe mental health issues? Infrastructure upgrades?
Keep your voter registration card current. Where are my maps of the islands?