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Fresh update on "texas" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Communes and from the Beacon plumbing sports desk Monday Night Football right now we're in the fourth quarter and it's Washington 17 Seahawks 9 earlier the kraken beat the buffalo Sabres 7 to four Cyber Monday and combos Bill Swartz is Major League Baseball teams spend in a spending frenzy in just 24 hours that Texas Rangers have shelled out a lot of dead presidents like they're printing them Reports say free agent contracts were middle infielders Marcus semien and Corey Seager will total more than half a $1 billion You heard right with a bee Numerous sources indicate the Seattle Mariners are close to landing free agents southpaw pitcher Robbie ray 5 years 115 million Ray hit rock bottom with the Arizona Diamondbacks because of injuries and control troubles But dedicated himself to the gym after a trade to Toronto You know we put the kids down for bed and I'm getting back in the gym and she's like wait we have a Netflix show we have to watch together but you know for me it was worth the sacrifice It did pay off as Robbie ray led the American League in strikeouts and won the Cy Young award The University of Washington where the Tuesday morning press conference introducing new huskies football coach kaelin de Boer For the past two years he was head man at Fresno state and this season took the bulldogs to a 9 and three record and a bowl game Sports attended 40 after the hour Bill Schwartz come on news The at the company store we've been perfecting comfort for over a 110 years We know plush warm comforters you know the snooze button We know soft towels You know bubble baths We know.
Religious abortion rights supporters fight for access
"Catholic Catholic bishops bishops and and evangelical evangelical pastors pastors are are prominent prominent leaders leaders in in the the anti anti abortion abortion movement movement but but not not all all believers believers think think abortion abortion should should be be illegal illegal religious religious supporters supporters of of abortion abortion rights rights say say they they are are fighting fighting for for access access because because of of their their faith faith not not in in spite spite of of it it the the president president of of Catholics Catholics for for choice choice says says his his members members are are worried worried for for the the future future of of abortion abortion rights rights in in the the U. U. S. S. the the conservative conservative majority majority Supreme Supreme Court Court is is considering considering two two high high profile profile cases cases the the justices justices will will hear hear arguments arguments on on Mississippi's Mississippi's fifteen fifteen week week abortion abortion ban ban on on December December first first the the ruling ruling on on a a unique unique Texas Texas ban ban is is pending pending religious religious leaders leaders are are rallying rallying holding holding interface interface services services and and more more in in response response I I Walter Walter Ratliff Ratliff
Fresh "Texas" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"As it is loaded with more mutations than delta First identified last week in South Africa it's not yet clear whether a spreads more easily or causes more severe infections The House committee investigating the January 6th capitol insurrection plans to meet Wednesday to vote on whether to recommend that the full household former Trump administration official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress CBS's Zak kudak reports Park attempted to use federal resources to delay the certification of the 2020 election results according to a report issued in early October by the Senate Judiciary Committee He would be the second Trump ally to be found in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the subpoena from the panel Zach you dak CBS News Washington Investigators say a hunter accidentally shot and killed his 11 year old daughter while they were hunting near their east Texas hometown Harrison county sheriff BJ Fletcher says grief counselors are available at the girls school Anytime a young person loses their laugh it's tragic for everybody involved Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends A man is in custody after his four children.
Democrats Go on the Offense With Biden's Agenda
"Christian cinema is the subject of Selena zito's latest column in the New York Post and it's a terrific one. Selena joined me from Pittsburgh also in morning after a football lost this weekend, like the browns. Good morning, Selena, happy November 30th, to 29th to. Good morning, happy November 29th year as well. You know, I am very beleaguered by the browns lost late last night to the ravens the Steelers got blown out. We are both not likely to go to the playoffs, though it's possible for the browns. I don't think it's possible for the Steelers anymore. So you might be depressed, but I like your cinema piece because I read a lot of the build back better Texas this weekend. I'm up to page 800. It's a nightmare for Democrats. Yeah. I mean, I haven't been that diligent in reading it because I've fall asleep. But I completely agree with you. There's so much in there. And, you know, it's really interesting, I think, to me, here in western Pennsylvania, the amount of ads being run by Democrat affiliate organizations that would side with the Democrats pushing them not only to vote for this, but also to make more amendments to add more things. And I'm just sort of stunned. Watching these ads call senators Casey. Make sure he adds this to build that
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Agreeing to a three year contract worth a $130 million with an op that after the second year The average of 43.33 million per season is the highest in MLB history easy surpassing the $36 million per season the Yankees pay Garrett Cole Meanwhile the Texas Rangers inking former Dodger shortstop Corey Seager to a ten year $325 million deal on the Seattle Mariners have signed American League Cy Young award winner Robbie ray the 5 year $115 million contract with a 30 year op down Finally it's an NFC match on Monday Night Football with a four and 6 Washington football team hosting the three and 7 Seattle Seahawks Washington is coming off two straight wins over the Buccaneers and Panthers on the Seahawks have lost two straight And the enforcement that your Bloomberg world sports update Markets headlines and breaking news 24 hours a day As Bloomberg dot com the Bloomberg business at and at Bloomberg quick take He's a Bloomberg business lash And I'm Paul Allen and Sydney we're seeing the AS 6 better by 1.1% right now We've got to New Zealand by 1.4% with just about ten minutes left on the trading day there The nikkei also in positive territory high by three quarters of 1% After that though we're seeing a bit more of a mixed picture though the Cosby off by 1% now after a bright start Hong Kong was hanging index the big leg out in the region selling down by 1.3% and Shanghai right now flat We had some pretty decent BMI numbers out of China earlier on the manufacturing PMI for the month of November back in positive territory for the first time in three months coming in at 50.1 Non manufacturing PMI easing a little since October but still well in positive territory 52.3 is some of those energy concerns that grip China seem to be relenting just the little We heard from Jay Powell a little earlier as well in some written comments he was warning about how Macron the new variant of coronavirus threatens both sides of the fed's mandate posing downside risk to jobs and economic activity also generating uncertainty around inflation But the year on the ten year right now holding pretty firm one 51 O 6 at the moment seeing some yen weakness though the easing to one 1366 against the greenback And got to keep an eye on the oil as well $70 79 for West Texas burnt meanwhile $74 ten Bren ten day volatility is now the highest since May 2020 on the eve of the OPEC plus meeting Action in the oil market at the moment we also hit from the Biden administration earlier We may see another release from the U.S. strategic petroleum reserve We do have Hong Kong retail sales for the month of October coming up and India third quarter GDP out a little later on this evening and we're going to be talking about that with our next guest but for now let's get a check of global news We had Baxter's in San Francisco and says the acron variant will not change talks aimed at plans to open the border with the mainland Japan is officially now announcing it.
Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022
"An an Oscar Oscar winning winning actor actor is is bowing bowing out out of of a a political political race race before before he he even even gets gets St St after after flooding flooding with with the the idea idea for for months months Matthew Matthew McConaughey McConaughey says says he he will will not not be be running running for for Texas Texas governor governor the the actor actor shutting shutting down down talk talk that that he he would would run run to to unseat unseat two two term term Republican Republican incumbent incumbent Greg Greg Abbott Abbott instead instead McConaughey McConaughey says says he he will will focus focus on on supporting supporting businesses businesses and and foundations foundations that that create create ways ways to to help help others others succeed succeed but but McConaughey McConaughey is is not not ruling ruling out out a a political political foray foray in in the the future future in in announcing announcing he he would would not not run run for for Texas Texas governor governor he he said said that that taking taking on on politics politics is is not not a a role role that that he he is is choosing choosing quote quote at at this this moment moment I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Hosting the three and 7 Seattle Seahawks Washington is coming off two straight wins while Seattle has lost two straight Big money signings in Major League Baseball with the mets in free agent three times sag award winner Max Scherzer agreeing to a three year contract worth a $130 million with an opt out after the second year The average value of $43.33 million per season is the highest in MLB history easily surpassing the $36 million per year the Yankees pay Garrett Cole Meanwhile the Texas Rangers Incan former Dodger shortstop Corey Seager to a ten year $325 million deal Finally the Mariners signing American League Cy Young award winner Robbie ray the 5 year $115 million contract for the third year opt out I'm the enforcement that your Bloomberg world sports op day Markets headlines and breaking news 24 hours a day At Bloomberg dot com The Bloomberg business app and that Bloomberg quick take He's a Bloomberg business flash And I'm Paul Allen in Sydney where we're seeing the ASX high right now by 1.2% at a very positive session Indeed after some of the selling we've seen recently inspired by the oma cron variant we've got the nikkei bitter by 1% the topics better by 1.3% But we are seeing a few losses in South Korea the cost be off by two thirds of 1% in Hong Kong the hang sing weaker by three quarters of 1% Shanghai Bo in positive territory better by quarter of 1% and we did have some pretty decent PMIs out of China for the month of November manufacturing PMI 50.1 Beck and expansionary territory for the first time in three months non manufacturing PMI little weaker than expected but 52.3 So also still in positive territory there This comes off the back of a positive day for U.S. markets as well The S&P at its best days since mid October the NASDAQ it's best days since the end of March So concerns do seem to be easing a little about the variant of the coronavirus in terms of symptoms not being terribly severe but it's still going to be a couple of weeks before we still know the full story in terms of vaccine efficacy Take a look around some other assets most notably oil West Texas right now 70 88 and branch 74 46 sprint's ten day volatility now the highest since May 2020 ahead of this week's OPEC plus meeting and the Biden administration saying well maybe might release some more reserves from the SPR Yield on the ten year one 51 right now and we take a look at Bitcoin 57,496 Later on we're going to have retail sales for Hong Kong for the month of October and tonight's India's third quarter GDP numbers And that is you mark it uptake Let's get a check of global news now It back to this in San Francisco It all right Paul coming back to you in a minute Hong Kong says they oma cron variant.
No. 9 Baylor still has Big 12 title shot after win over Tech
"Blake Shelton and Abram Smith carried the offense is C. F. P. number eight Baylor pulled out a twenty seven twenty four win over Texas tech sheep and threw for two hundred fifty four yards and two touchdowns in his first start for the bears he had trusted Abner in stride for a sixty one yard catch and run for a TD on the game's opening drive Smith ran for one hundred seventeen yards and a TD the red raiders had a chance to force overtime before missing a fifty three yard field goal on the game's final play Donovan Smith threw for two hundred forty three yards and two TDS for tack on the ferry
Fresh update on "texas" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Dan Schwartzman joins this dance and sad news coming out of golf Yeah absolutely some sad news definitely Juliet Lee elder the first black player to play the masters has passed away at the age of 87 Now elder was a four time winner on the PGA Tour and did make history by teen off of the 1975 masters in all Juliet elder played in 6 masters in 34 major championships Leon Leonel Messi has done it again he has won a record 7th fall under or winning the award over Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski messie now has two more than Cristiano Ronaldo and four more than anyone else Lebanon ski was named the game's best striker while gianluigi Dona won the goalkeeper of the year award with Barcelona's page taking home the Copa trophy as Europe's best young player Lots of big money signings in Major League Baseball the mets and free agent Cy Young award three time cyan award winner Max Scherzer they've agreed to a three year contract with a $130 million There is an opt out after the second year the average of $43.33 million per season the highest in them all be history Texas Rangers again spending more money They've now spent about $556 million in two days this time they think former Dodger shortstop Corey Seager ten years $325 million meanwhile Seattle signing American League Cy Young award winner Robbie ray 5 years a $115 million deal There is a third year.
No. 17 Iowa's rally deals Huskers another heartbreaking loss
"Seventy ranked Iowa scored nineteen unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull out a twenty eight twenty one win at Nebraska the Hawkeyes trailed by fifteen in the third quarter and never led until Spencer Beatrice ran for a two yard score with two fifty eight remaining it's funny it's a sight to your Texas all the way down there Gavin was some physical runs and then again I get the I get the score feels like feels like I'm cheating those guys but but knowing it was a it was it was good good demands on Tyler Goodson ran for one hundred fifty six yards on twenty three carries becoming Iowa's first one thousand yard rusher since twenty seventeen the Hawkeyes clinched the victory when Jamari Harris picked off Logan smothers at the Iowa two with forty three seconds remaining I'm Dave very
Is the Biden Admin Still Releasing COVID-Positive Immigrants Into Cities?
"The Washington examiner has a story today 40% for zero 40% of migrants released in Texas border city test positive for COVID-19 Released in the city The Biden administration is dumping COVID positive illegal immigrants in the cities of Texas and saying deal with it And then The Washington Post is writing stories about how the COVID rate is high in Texas It's the rate is higher in Louisiana but since the Democrat governor there John bell Edwards he's Democrats so that's not in the Russian poster The Washington examiner dateline Austin Texas the city of Laredo Texas has refused to take in migrants who have been bused in from elsewhere on the border after discovering 40% of them tested positive for the coronavirus according to two local government
Author Lee Strobel on What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us
"What is in this book, the case for heaven? This is your discussions with people who have seen who have experienced these kinds of things. Yeah, I interviewed neuroscientists, for instance, and others on the question of what a near death experience is really tell us. Because I was a skeptic about this. I thought no wait, they're just hallucinations. That's just oxygen. Even as a Christian, you were a skeptic of that stuff. I didn't think that the science supported. I thought, okay, I can't believe what the Bible says, but certainly near death experiences are just mythology and make believe in wishful thinking. But what I learned was that there have been 900 scientific articles written about near death experiences over the last 40 years and published in scientific and medical journals. This is a very well researched area of science. In fact, the lancet, which is the famous medical journal in England, did an article that said that when you look at all of the alternative explanations for near death experiences, oh, it's oxygen deprivation. So none of those explanations explain what actually takes place. And then I interviewed John Burke for my book. John Burke is a Christian pastor in Austin, Texas. He has studied a thousand near death experiences over 35 years. And his conclusion, which was radical to me, is that when you look at the core of what happens in these near death experiences, yes, there are some differences. But look at the core of what actually takes place. Don't look at how people interpret it, but look what actually occurs, it is consistent with Christian theology. That was very important to me. And you mentioned the word corroboration, and I'm with you. I mean, you know, when somebody tells me, oh, I died and I met Jesus and these 5 foot ten is brown eyes. I may go, okay, well, I can't corroborate that. But when we have a study that was done of 21 blind people, most of them blind since birth, who, during their near death experiences, could see for the first
Darrell Brooks Released in Two Days, yet Jan. 6th Defendants Are Still in Jail?
"Mike, we got this guy from Marcus hall, who allegedly killed four or 5 people and injured 40 out of bail and two days. And we still have people in jail from the January 6th riot. What is going on? I thought the same thing. I thought the same exact thing. 5 people killed in a murderous act. The only person who was killed on January 6th was Ashley babbitt. The Trump supporter by a capitol police officer. It's a great question. This guy was out in two days. How about the black kid who shot up the school in Fort Worth Texas? Texas and got out the day after. The day after firing a gun in a classroom.
How Broken Is America's Bail System?
"Mike, we got this guy from Marcus hall, who allegedly killed four or 5 people and injured 40 out of bail and two days. And we still have people in jail from the January 6th riot. What is going on? I thought the same thing. I thought the same exact thing. 5 people killed in a murderous act. The only person who was killed on January 6th was Ashley babbitt. The Trump supporter by a capitol police officer. It's a great question. This guy was out in two days. How about the black kid who shot up the school in Fort Worth Texas? Texas and got out the day after. The day after firing a gun in a classroom. Wow, there's just a lot of bad stuff in the
Eric Reminisces About His Friendship With Larry David
"We continue now with Eric's interview at the Babylon B we'll have to ask, because you said that you were friends with Larry David at one point? Yes, at dinner, his apartment. When I was writing the hero pieces, the Atlantic monthly published a couple of them. And there was a humor reading. So it was like 1987 and somebody got me to do a humor reading with Roz chast's husband you know Roz chast, The New Yorker cartoonist, whatever. Her husband did some stuff, and there was somebody else. I can't remember, but I was one of these like two or three people who like in a basement in New York did a comedy reading. And this friend of mine that I met at one of these writers colony says, you got to meet my friend Larry. He will love you. He loves you and he's so funny. He's one of these before he became famous. Like right before. So he came and he loved what I did like the humor pieces. I think these fewer pieces are on my website, Eric and Texas dot com air contacts dot com. Eric and Texas dot com. But the humor pieces are still there. And so anyway, so we became friends and he really loved what I was doing, and he connected me with his manager whom he eventually married, and she was only taking she had him. She had Chris Elliott. You know, like, really, I was like, I've made it now. Yeah. And then I became a born again Christian and I threw it all in the garbage. I burned all of that with my elo albums and all that satanic stuff. Because humors of the devil. No, I never really overtly turned away from it. I just kind of drifted away. But so Larry and I became friends. I remember he had a dinner party in his apartment, and the actual Kramer came in. But at the time, I didn't realize he was the actual Kramer. Did you know he was racist? Or not so funny? That's a funny question. That's a funny question. I would kill to meet Michael Richards. I just love that man so much. But yeah, so I think when I became like a conservative Jesus freak, Larry David probably had problems
Judge declares mistrial in case of Texas man accused of killing at least 18 women
"A mistrials been declared in the murder trial of a Dallas area man accused of killing eighteen elderly women over a two year period the jury reported being hopelessly deadlocked eleven to one in the case of Billy trim your beer and the judges declared a mistrial although the defendant was indicted for eighteen killings this trial surrounded one the death of an eighty one year old blue T. Harris police say while investigating an attack on a woman who survived they found in
The 'Moderate' Democrats We Need to Defeat Next Election
"Tom milanowski Democrat New Jersey Lauren Underwood Democrat Illinois Sidney axe need Democrat Iowa Abigail spanberger Democrat Virginia Conner lamb Democrat Pennsylvania Carolyn Bordeaux Democrat Georgia Ron kind Democrat Wisconsin Lizzie pennell Fletcher Democrat Texas Hele Stevens Democrat Michigan Tom O'Leary Democrat Arizona Sheri bustos Democrat Illinois Matt Cartwright Democrat Pennsylvania Jimmy Gomez Democrat California Susie Lee Democrat Nevada Susan wild Democrat Pennsylvania Kim schrier Democrat Washington state Elise a slot Nick Democrat Michigan Stephen horsford Democrat Nevada Chris Pappas Democrat New Hampshire Colin allred Democrat Texas Elaine lauria Democrat Virginia Mike Levin Democrat California Charlie Crist Democrat Florida Peter defazio Democrat Oregon Tim Ryan Democrat Ohio And as they say the Amnesty provisions in the filibuster proof reconciliation package which only needs majority support the
Jury in elderly deaths trial to resume deliberations Friday
"A Texas jury continues deliberating the fate of a man who is accused of killing at least twenty older women in a string of robberies that began in twenty sixteen defendant Billy trim your mayor used to be an at home care giver for the elderly he's been indicted on eighteen counts of capital murder according to The Dallas Morning News but the jury hasn't been told the number of cases it's only considering the death of eighty one year old Luke T. Harris found smothered in her Dallas home in twenty eighteen whose jewelry and house keys were found in the suspect's possession the defense rested its case without calling any witnesses but told jurors prosecutors could not prove to mere metres guilt beyond a reasonable doubt the suspect was caught after two victims survived and provided enough information to put police on his trail I am Jackie Quinn
Federal Investigators Launch Civil Rights Probe Into Southlake, Texas Schools
"I want to pivot here to a story that is, it's really, it's a massive story. It's out of southlake, Texas, federal investigators, this per NBC News launched civil rights probe into southlake, Texas schools. Now you will remember that south Lake became one of the hotbeds in this CRT school board battle that has been raging across the country with concerned parents. Now yesterday Charlie did an amazing job covering memo gate as we are thus dubbing it. Where it is now become clear that despite Merrick Garland's claims that there was no FBI, you know, surveilling of parents, that is indeed the case, a whistleblower has come forth. Some of our favorite representatives like Jim Jordan out of Ohio have been leading on this issue, actually, we have Jim Jordan's going to be joining the show here soon for a long form discussion here shortly. It's also got a great book out, recommend everybody checking it out. So Jim Jordan's been out front on memo gate. Now, we find out that there's something brewing. And I don't love the direction. There's two simultaneous concurrent streams that are running counter to what we all thought we learned after Virginia. After even New Jersey was too close to call an election night. After Republicans swept races all across the country. Even in Seattle. What were the messages? That we thought we learned? Well, that CRT is dumb, and that parents don't like it, and that it's a losing issue for Democrats. And that Republicans get rewarded when they fight things like CRT. When they don't take a neutral stance in the public square, but fight it with everything they've got and they say, listen, I'm going to exercise state power and not cop out on some, you know, we believe in small government, which we do, but these are not mutually exclusive things. The government as constituted in the United States of America is designed fundamentally to protect the rights of its citizens. And to predict the right to protect the rights of parents. And what conservatives too often do is they hide behind that as a excuse to do nothing
Our Oligarchs Are So Full of Paradoxes, You’d Almost Think They Were Idiots
"And we're going to get back to John's Muir act like right now. John? Thanks, Alvin. Well, my next article is called our oligarchs are so full of paradoxes. You would almost think they're idiots. But I'm talking about my fellow Yale grads. I'm not going to my reunion next time I've never gone to any of them and is a very good reason to that. I'm glad to be away from all those people. I moved to Texas, so I don't have to live near any of them. I certainly don't want to go to Connecticut and visit them again. But I do get to see them and feel them and hear from them because they're running the country. They're mostly white, mostly from very wealthy or upper middle class families. They've inherited wealth and privilege. And now they've appointed themselves as the tribunes who will stick up for the underprivileged. For the needy for the helpless for the people that they stay far away from and their gated communities and their ultra 1% zip codes of San Francisco and New York, they never see anybody who's not wealthy unless they're cutting their lawn or taking care of their 1.2 children. But they do know that the people between the very poor and themselves the very rich are disgusting filthy racists who are full of hatred and bias and bitterness and need to be disempowered and disenfranchised and controlled and vaccinated and brainwashed and guided and directed. Need to have their children taken away from them as soon as possible and raised by the state to believe in the same things as the elite, because they really don't want to go through the bother of having their own children. They want to take offs. So in my piece it's stream dot org. I talk about how is it that we get such a monopoly of opinion? How is it that America's elites, America's oligarchy? Members of what I fondly call the hive. How do they obtain attain this hive mind? How is it that everybody goes overnight from thinking masks or useless to masks are absolutely necessary that travel bans from China are racist overnight to you can't go to church, you can't go to the store. You can't work in your office. How do they manage to how does a lead opinion manage to be so unanimous and so absolutely so
What to Do About Infaltion
"Does. Good morning, Charlie, how are you? How are things in Texas? Are the bridges out? Good morning. He was great to be here. Things are wonderful in the great state of Texas. Well, the president warned us about bridges collapsing in fires and I mean, it was one of the more incoherent speeches we've heard in a long time. When most Americans want to know what to do about inflation. So let's assume two things. Let's assume someone as at least a $100,000 in savings. What do they do with it? So you have to keep your money working, right? If you don't invest your dollars, you're losing purchasing power and your dollars are devaluing. So I like passive rental real estate as a hedge against inflation. It's the number two asset class in terms of protection against inflationary pressures. And that's exactly the type of investments that we sponsor ATC capital. And with a real estate when you invest with us to get a rate of return from free components, you actually get a fixed guaranteed preferred rate of return, which is around 8% paid in quarterly installments and you actually receive a share of operating profits and gains on sales. So in many respects, you're like an owner of piece of rental property, but a portfolio of assets with us and you get all of the benefits of ownership. In fact, you receive 80% of the share of operating profits and gains on sale. And we all know what has happened in the real estate space over the last couple of years.
The FBI Wades Into Dangerous Territory
"What is the FBI doing With now this finally a whistleblower finally a whistleblower blowing the whistle on what they were doing that and a story that doesn't attack Donald Trump What are they doing with this collective targeting of parenting and this tagging of them so that the counter terrorism unit Can go and investigate parents Folks this is real This is happening These are the kind of stories repeatedly In the last say ten years plus I've been involved heavily in the political scene Let me just tell you a true story These are the kind of things you thought never in this place never in the United States When I first learned about the spying scandal on Donald Trump I was in Texas I was meeting with business partner mine at the time Or business company owes me it doesn't matter And I'm in a hotel room with my wife and I get a call from this guy who was a source of mine He used to work at the FBI When he told me that the FBI and the CIA and other foreign intelligences had colluded to spy on Donald Trump I swear on my life I almost hung up the phone I thought that's ridiculous That's the dumbest thing I have ever heard There are so many various choke points that they would have to go through and get over the FBI to do that That there's no way that that actually happened But it did And then when I heard that there was a DOJ memo that had been launched in conjunction with the national school boards association request to investigate parents out there at school board meetings speaking out against their kids being indoctrinated to critical racism training I said you know what There's no way that happened either But it did And then I said if there was a Hunter Biden laptop out there signed over by Hunter Biden to a computer store with pictures of Hunter Biden In compromising positions with people of various ages and on that laptop or emails of a foreign government a foreign government clay emailing and in their implications that a foreign government was paying Joe Biden They were holding 10% of him The Chinese Communist Party I would have said no way that happened The FBI probably would get that information out before an election So people can know what they're voting for or would undertake an investigation I would have said that's all crap But you know what That
White Texans Denied Live-Saving Monoclonal Treatments
"People can't believe this is actually happening. That in the state of Texas, you try to go get monoclonal antibodies or Regeneron, and you're turned away because the color of your skin. Why are we putting up with this? Why is the Texas leadership putting up with this? It's a really good question and why did it take an undercover video of a guy trying to get the treatment to expose it? We need a lot better leaders in our country. The fact that this is even remotely tolerated in the state of Texas, is stunning. Connors from Texas. He's a proud Texan. But I'll be honest. Texas has lost its swagger recently. You're lettin illegals just flood into your state, you know, beta aura or whatever his name is, Robert Francis o'rourke, the fake Hispanic who calls himself that who married a developer's daughter from El Paso. Never done anything meaningful in his life. He's running for governor. Come on, Texas. Get your act together. You're tougher than this. You're smarter than this. The fact that you're allowing your medical policy straight from the equivalent of Texas Health and Human Services. So this is the official government body. This is not some like one off. Is that right Conor? It's not like some one off private industry.
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"And at that time when that senator spoke on the topic of the legislation they were against for forty four hours. I wasn't there for that. I was told the moment that the senator sat down the moment he retreated. He gave up the ran out. I guess that minute the senate passed the bill. Basically the same thing. This time around Senator carol alvarado from houston spoke for fifteen hours. Now if you were going to say this was just a gimmick. This is just some sort of a stunt. You might think that the what the senator would do is start talking at about six o'clock on one evening which she did and maybe talk till midnight or one am that way. It would be covered on the local news at ten. Pm around the state and might make the national news that there's a filibuster happening in texas over the voting rights thing. She talked for fifteen hours until right about nine o'clock the next morning as she was wrapping up and listen to what senator alvarado had to say in her closing statement and keep in mind when she sang this. She has been talking basically nonstop for fifteen hours. Now if you watched it like i did. I watched most of it. I did sleep at some point. But i watch most of other senators helped out by asking her questions and giving her a chance to Not talk for a few minutes at a time. But she couldn't drink any water. These are the rules No water Can't lean on your desk or anything. You have to stand up right and stay talking on the same topic for the entire time. Filibustering as she wrapped up. Senator alvarado was surrounded by democratic senators. And she pointed to the achievements of a great texan. President lyndon johnson. I reminded of his words on the day. Nineteen sixty five when he signed the voting rights act and when he said the vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down in justice destroying the terrible walls which imprisonment because they are different from other men. It is on his legacy texas. Democrats in both chambers. Draw the line in the sand and say unapologetically and one accord the world to hear voter suppression. Anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere. Thank you gratefully. Thank you mr president.
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"Wouldn't you want to return to cover all of this. What's going on we've got The core on break that continues in the texas house. And we'll talk about that. We've got a filibuster in the texas senate that unfolded this week over the elections bill. And we'll talk about that but we have to start with. This open revolt all across the state. We started to see the outlines of this last week and now it's just exploded everywhere. And i was looking for and i don't think there can't even be one yet because we're not done seeing. Local governments defy governor abbott. They're doing it all over the place school districts big and small cities and counties Doing this they want to be able to do things to contain this new wave of the corona virus this delta variant that is just like a wildfire all over the place we have very few. Icu beds across the state. That are available because of this. I think you're on the austin region. We were down to one or two. Icu beds for an eleven county region. Not good to bad situation. Abbas saying that local governments can't do things like put mask mandates in place particularly in public schools. Abbott said any school district that adopts a mask mandate for the kids. They will be sued by the state of texas. They're going to face off in court with our attorney. General ken paxton. I was looking for a list of all of the entities that are going to end up in court with texas. You have the federal government in court with texas over. One of the governor's executive orders out no paso dallas county harris county the h. Isd the austin school district all these different entities that are telling the governor to shove it basically In dallas county. The county judge is clay jenkins. He put out an executive order of his own. And he said it does a variety of things from the date of this executive order all childcare centers in pre k. Through twelve public schools operating in dallas county must develop an implement a health and safety policy. The health and safety policy must require at a minimum universal indoor masking for all teachers staff students and visitors to childcare.
"texas" Discussed on Texas Take
"I mean they're they're trying to emulate something that doesn't even work for them most of the time but they it's all the over the top Insulting personal insults democrats trying to own the libs all the time. Even if it means that you do something that hurts you in the short term. You would do it even if it hurts you. Long-term they would do it in the moment because you gotta own the lives so much of what happens. I think more of this happens on the right right now. Some of it happens on the left to. I don't wanna be accused of false equivalence here. I think more of it's happening in the republican party. Where they feel like owning the libs is the most important thing where you know being anti liberal and anti-democratic is more important than promoting what you actually believe And here's what i see happening in this whole fight over voting rights right now. One of the things that's happening is. I had not seen this before jeremy. The level to which members of the texas legislature are doing some of the same stuff. They are on twitter and probably doing this on facebook. I watched twitter more than any of the other social media platforms It personal insults of each other really just ripping each other a new one. Every single day calling each other liars junior members of the legislature telling senior members of the legislature that. They need to get to work and things like that. That are completely disrespectful. I saw a glimmer of hope late last week when we started to see The democrats and it was reported like you said on the front page of every newspaper When they started to say that they were testing positive for cove nineteen. I saw the speaker of the house date feeling Tweet out that he and his wife were praying for the democrats and hope that they have you know a good health outcome. I saw some other republicans follow suit on that Heard dan patrick and his press conference just this week at which we just heard on the show he was. I think trying to turn the temperature down a little bit on this stuff and saying okay. We need to all get to the same table and talk this out of course You know there are genuine real questions. About how much. He really means that given his history i think. Part of his legacy is similar to trump's legacy making things more partisan and more bitter But this commentary from swallow fascinating because it is sort of an inside. Look at what goes on with these guys. Which is you know on on the one hand if a see in person. Everything's just fine. I've experienced this myself and in the a lot of the officeholders do this all the time right. They'll insult us. Dan patrick does it all the time telling the media. They need to do their homework. That we don't know what we're talking about members of the house or senate will tell us we don't know what we're talking about. They'll do that on twitter. They'll be the keyboard warrior. They'll be angry on social media but when you see them in person that like hey scott how you doing good seat right. That happens all the time. And so i think a few things about one is. We didn't really have an interim this last legislative session cova had kept people from getting together at the capitol and having meetings trying to work out issues ahead of time before the legislative session even during the legislative session he had a lot of members of the legislature in media who were not actually in the capital on the house floor. As you know we're still banned from the senate floor Because of kovic restrictions not able to go in there and really just talked to people one on one..
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"Am you know with nobody there to support him as him bore smile having to make the stand back and i think it's absolutely fair like they can honor you know civil rights leaders but there's a point where it like. Maybe you can help honor the message a little bit more if you kind of treat the senators who are from communities of color with a little bit more respect and make sure. Their concerns are being aired I go back to even that. You know when you go back to when they were trying to push in that piece into the bill until the voting bill that would allow a poll workers to video record in people coming into the polling sites it was hispanic and black. You know democrats who are really raising a lot of concerns about that. They had to go to war to get that out of that bill as may be listening to them in the front end so you don't put them in that position of having to go to war over something that should that really is offensive to them and they were making it. Clear owes offensive to them. Because of the history of that happening in pulling sites back in the seventies you know they were explaining that and they weren't being listened to until the very end when they had to do something. I would say that a portrait of openly would be wonderful in the texas senate another way to honor. Civil rights leaders is to give them less things to fight about about that trying to put a button on that if i sounded aggravated. There's a reason We're going to watch the space for next week. The temperatures are going to soar across texas. The at once again. The electricity grid is going to be front and center. Hopefully it will hold up just this week. There was a press conference held By the electric reliability council of texas and the public utilities commission of texas. And they're assuring everybody that even though we're going to see not record temperatures anything but we're going to see some peak demand next week. That's what the forecast is there. Assuring us all that the lights are gonna stay on. The interim ceo at or caught is brad jones and remember at urquhot in the puc. They have cleaned house after what happened back in february with the winter storm. One thing that was just demanded by people as mass resignations. People needed to go. They need a new people in there. So this new guy. Brad jones at are caught. He says that we should be good for now but he concedes there is more need for electricity generation in the state of the impact stakeholders customers and The these generate power we need to generate about. I have to thank jeremy. That even though 'electricity is not on the special session agenda right now which i would think. And this is a governor. Abbot could take a page from lieutenant. Governor patrick who had just gave a lot of grief to he could follow patrick on this. Because patrick's the one saying that. It should be on the special session agenda. Because patrick knows and i think he reads the He reads the political landscape. Better than abbott does. I've always thought that that that look texans are worried about this. This is a real thing..
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"They had a a resolution on the floor to honor openly. And that's normal. That's that's that's a s. o. P. standard operating procedure in the senate and as they were about to adopt the resolution. He had openly come up onto the dyas with him and address the senate. I've never seen that no matter who no matter who it was had never saw and i would say in this case. It's appropriate right. They're talking about somebody who's a living legend. So here's some of what she had to say when she made her way to the front microphone flap guest. i'm home. People know that our getting june teeth to be a national holiday is we seem not a me thing but a we think and so much more to so much law also talked about The fact that in her in her opinion her estimation there should be a healthcare for all texans and for all americans and a few other things the things that i don't think lieutenant governor patrick has supported or things that i think the i. I'm not sure that he that he knew she was going to say anything like that. When he gave her the microphone But as this was unfolding and this is Really interesting and just a. It's an exercise in in in contrast Only in the texas senate would a black icon. Be honored at the moment. Black man is kicked out of the proceedings As openly and lieutenant governor. Patrick were talking. There was this gentleman who's up in the gallery where we have been restricted to as media as well up in the gallery. There was a a black gentleman who was upset about some of the texas policies that he says hurting black people and patrick had the state troopers. Remove the guy One of my followers on twitter was in the gallery at the moment. Captured the video of this guy. Yelling at dan patrick and you can hear some of what he was saying state..
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"I can see like you know both getting some benefit Head you know within their own bases of support you clearly. You know within the hardcore base democratic party. They're getting nothing but you know applause for what they're doing by being in dc And same thing with the republicans. They're getting applause for like. Hey we're trying to push these tax cuts and or you know property tax relief but we can't do it because of those stinking democrats that please pretty well within the republican ranked. But does that affect you know all the texans in the middle. Not so sure about that. We've talked a lot about the house. Democrats the fact that they are in a hotel. That's not a glamorous hotel in washington. Jeremy th the plaza. Are you familiar with that. One washington plaza stare at the past appointed pointed out last week that there's not even a bar in the lobby so it's not like the some five star resort that they're so that's the house democrats. What about the senate democrats all the last week. The senate was passing bills because they had a quorum in the texas senate because there were four senators were democrats who stayed in austin while nine of them went to washington. Will all of them came. Back to austin after the senate had concluded its business on the senate side. They've passed all the bills. That governor abbott has asked them to pass at this point. That's the point. That tenant governor. Patrick has made The senate democratic caucus chair. Carol alvarado from houston said that some of them went to. That's true but now they're all back here to bring the fight to the texas capitol. Despite our best efforts in this bill continues to make it troublesome for our disabled for our seniors allows untrained partisan poll-watchers to bully profile and invade those privacy. It bans options that make it easier to vote for working class doing away with the twenty four hour voting and the drive thru voting. It makes it harder to assist the elderly and disabled and it does not allow for online voter registration now more than ever as a caucus. We're here to uphold that every promise. Not just promised for certain people would have promised to all people that we stand for making it easier at the ballot box and we will continue to take this fight on senator. John whitmire is the dean of the senate. He said governor. Abbot should meet with all the stakeholders on this including the democratic legislators not just other republicans and fox news hosts and people like that you have a responsibility to represent our constituents as well as others. I have worked under seven governors. The power of the governor's office is great in seventy eight as a young state rep. I didn't wanna do something. I didn't wanna lord the speed limit because the federal government said you will or you'll lose your federal funding. I thought i was representing my district. Saying no doff. Go called me into his office. He called other house members. We heard each other's views. We came together with a solution governor. Abbot you haven't had one democratic senator in your office. You spent more time with the governor of florida. Then you have these honorable members of the senate and the house to break is house has to go to washington as the senators have done is part of the legislative process. Those of us here on the floor last week fox is best. We could to represent our districts. We actually oppose arsenic colleagues proposals. I still think sarah lucio's bills bad. We fought in were affected on the senate floor while our colleagues were fighting in talking to the national leadership..
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"Very powerful piece of legislation section five voting rights act said that those states where black people were subjected a specifically black people subjected to things like guessing how many jelly beans are in a jar or having to name all the state capitals alphabetically. When white people were not asked to do that you would have to do that. To pass a little test to be able to register to vote and then something you brought up in the past. Jeremy we're in places like texas. If somebody went to vote as an african american they would have their picture taken. It would be sent to their employer and they would lose their job because they had gone to vote right. There are places where that was more prevalent than others now. republicans say. We don't do that anymore. In places like texas. We don't do anymore. I have said a version of this before. I'm going to repeat it in senate bill seven under the senate proposal pushed by lieutenant governor patrick and senator bryan hughes. It wasn't in the fifties or sixties that they proposed doing away with polling places in minority areas in the state. it was twenty twenty one. It was just a couple of months ago that they were talking about doing that. So when people say oh well. This isn't the kind of stuff we do anymore. It's not fair I think there's at least a debate that could be had in washington and what we saw. This week is even though. The democrats failed in effort to move legislation in the senate democrats now seem to be more unified than they were before in washington about this which may mean there are other changes on the horizon that might add up to some legislation edwin actually passing. We'll see yeah exactly what i think what we've seen a since the walkout is the democrats trying to seize upon a momentum that they have found in texas in dc in its fed both ways right and so we have the situation where what to work was essentially doing on sunday was using his platform but trying to share it with all the people who were part of. You know the the walkout. And it's like it was people like jasmine crockett and trey martinez fischer. Who were given you know lots of time to speak at this rally. On sunday he was trying to. I think share the spotlight with the people Who were very active in the fight. Trying to keep the energy from that going. Remember those folks were just in dc. You know meeting with vice president harris getting time at the white house you know. Really good photo ops for these democrats and you can feel you know them trying to build basically a political bench that can go beyond this moment. as as i asked bet you'll work so so you running for governor. Not you know it's interesting point blank. You yeah yeah. And he leaned. I'm focused on finishing this. I know it's like you know he wants to see this through and by this he was talking about. You know this fight right now on the voter rights stuff That i think will obviously carry on through the special session but continue on in dc. Well as they try to figure out how they're going to get those bills done it. The problem is congressional calendar. Kinda stinks you know. Say let's remember it. Like august is to be gone for conference..
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"Of laughs when she says. Oh i haven't been to europe either. I don't understand the the point that you're making. We all know what point is making. But but the point you're making is that and go figure the border and a discussion about the border should be nuanced it. The the discussion changes just based on which part of the border you go to right because there are different factors at play For as far as who's coming in and why they're coming in now you could put up a border wall You could stand border patrol or troops if you like from brownsville. All the way to san diego when people would still be able to make their way into the united states illegally. Do you know how how's that. Well lots of ways for one People can fly in to the united states undocumented that does happen More common though is to be stuffed into the back of eighteen wheelers at legal ports of entry. Have you ever been down there. And seeing the x of those trucks go. Yeah i did this Was i think it was in Oh five zero six Took a border trip and In the laredo sector. They showed me the pictures as they move. Those eighteen wheelers and they can't x. ray of them because if they did do you know what that would do to slow down commerce in the united states in texas specifically and in the united states. They can't x. ray them all right they pull them over sort of randomly for for checks And what they do is they run. This is a giant x ray machines. Really impressive that they can run a semi through they. Show you these pictures. And i'm here the the pictures. It's heartbreaking stuff. It looks like insects packed. If you've ever seen a picture of like a An ant hill. That's been cut in half right. You can see you can see through. Its people look the same way stuffed into these vehicle. I mean in the vehicle parts. People stuffed into the dashboard of a truck but one one way that they found one guy was. He was stuffed into the dashboard of pickup truck and they opened the glove compartment and see his face looking out another of picture that i saw had all these folks who were stuffed into the visor. That's eighteen wheelers cab. People stuffed in their people stuffed into the wheel wells which it could be not. It couldn't be any less safe and these are people who are spending six thousand dollars a piece to make the strip right and people will not only these coyotes they will not only charge them six thousand dollars but if they get caught and sent back to mexico they'll charge the exact same person the exact same amount to take the exact same trip again so the border is secure enough. That only these are the folks who are able to. You know make things happen along the board of the cartels and the coyotes right. It used to be that farm workers could move pretty easily across the border. And then you had Nine eleven happened and a lot of the border. Shut down a lot more security than it would think about the way. The airport used to be versus. The rate is now right before nine. Eleven and after nine eleven. Well don huff. Who is running against greg. Abbott and the republican primary for governor. He says he's going to just shut down. All those ports of entry all along the texas mexico border he was on. Wfan a with jason. Whitely saying this in whiteley asks very good. Follow up question. Listen i'm going to their twenty five crossings over the river that texas has..
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"The houston chronicle german. How are you sir. I'm here reporting for duty number. Where on the border. I have to be in the next four or five days. I liked that. You always say that you're doing well but your answer always starts with a cy young. I'm here. I'm going to say this on the front end instead of the back in this time. If you love this show. You should be a subscriber on apple. Podcasts google podcasts. However listen to podcasts. Give us the best rating that you possibly can five stars. Don't do anything you know what your mom always said. If we can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. Believe me in our reviews that is not the rule people adhere to. But it's it's okay whatever. let's start with president trump. he's coming to texas right and just like when the democrats were running against each other for president The democrats now are doing what. I'm calling counter programming With trump coming here when he or is it Wednesday yeah. he'll be higher. Wednesday morning with that greg abbott right. At abbots request trump had said that Abbott invited him to the border to check out. What's going on there now and abbott and trumper saying that now. That biden is president The whole thing is a disaster down there. Even though when trump was in office there was no wall built at least not much additional while built but abbott and trump said at that time. The border was in good shape so now we need to build a wall and abbott is setting aside two hundred and fifty million dollars in your tax dollars to build it so democrats on the way Vice-president harris who previously had left did sort of openness to whether she was coming to the border. She said that she would but they didn't have a strict timetable or anything and also the first lady is coming down right. Yep yeah we have Jill biden and doug emhoff's Come harrison's husband will both be in houston on tuesday again a day before that..
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"Again, a lot of heat for bringing a lot of heat to Republicans with they are who is in charge in Texas right now. But to be fair, I want to take a moment here before I tell you what's coming up on the program. One of the least credible people leading this country right now is Sheila jackson-lee Sheila jackson-lee from down the Houston way. She is resigning now from two posts. After an aide says, she was fired for reporting sexual assault. Dateline washington. New York Times Representative Sheila jackson-lee facing fallout from lawsuit claiming she fired an aide who said she was sexually assaulted by supervisor at the Congressional Black caucus foundation sent on Wednesday. She decided to resign from the foundation as chairwoman miss Jackson Lee who cannot say to coach in paragraphs, that's Mon comment. A Texas democrat in her thirteenth term. Also stepped aside temporarily from an important House Judiciary subcommittee chairmanship, the committee said miss Jackson Lee, made the decision to step aside from both roles as pressure was growing within her own party to account for the claims in January eleven lawsuit. Brought by woman who worked in her congressional office in who said she was sexually assaulted by black caucus foundation. Supervisor miss Jackson Lee has adamantly denied she was fired from four retribution after the woman indicated she wanted to pursue legal action. But she planned to say Wednesday that she would not step aside. None the less. Members of the black congressional congress. I'm sorry. Congressional Black caucus foundation board had given miss jackson-lee in ultimatum last week after claims became public stepped down as chairwoman or face a vote of removal as soon as next week. According to an official familiar with conversations who was not authorized to. Discuss them. So Sheila jackson-lee stepping down from two posts this, according to the New York Times. Hey tomorrow on the program. We're going to have some technology Thursday with our friend, Mike bazaar. Also, get him with kin king will have our friend. Daniel we're going to give him the microphone again. Daniel the digital guru millennial jump in with us on Friday on the show next week looking forward to John Cornyn will heard Ross Ramsey, maybe bud. Kennedy a whole host guests lined up for us next week on the program. Appreciate you tuning in. Appreciate your emails as well. Jay. At other side of Texas dot com with your thoughts. You can always follow me along on Twitter at j Leeson on Twitter. And then you follow the show long on Facebook other side at Texas. Just look for other side of Texas at O S T X show on Twitter. And as always if you miss an episode of the program, you can always go anywhere. You can get a podcast you can just search for other side of Texas. Subscribe, leave us a note and. I say leave us a note, but you can just go in. And leave a comment there. And maybe we'll read it on air from you pre sheets you take in time. Appreciate you dig in what we do here until next time four Ross Ramsey gonna get home. Gotta get home. Great family above average dinner waiting for me, Ravon, buddies ray-ban will see it next edition of other side of Texas right here. Broadcasting from the studios were buddy, Holly became famous KRLD A M five eighty CE next episode right here on the other side. It's. Stab?
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"Well, he sounds like he's the cities in the county side, and you know, to some extent just by saying, you know, we ought to outlaw these things and okay, right? And if and if they outlawed them, then they wouldn't be on the hook. And the state could say we're gonna limit your revenue, and he would have taken away the argument that. The state's requiring them to spend money without giving them the means to raise it. The scene, and that's what I was saying the other. Okay. That's that's the deal with talk with you Ross is I'm okay. And then there's the semi colon. And then it's like, okay. It's the way these conversations work as we talk Ross rains as we do on Wednesdays here. House appointments come out. We know who the lieutenants are and who the lieutenants aren't at this point, what stuck out to you today is the house appointments, it committee appointments came out. You know, there are a lot of new faces. You know, the thing that really stuck out there. You know, you have a new speaker, and on some level, you, you know, you think that there might be some changes because the new speaker is going to have different friends than the old speaker, and they named the committee's is when you find out how big those changes are. And the changes are pretty big. There's some big there's some new names in here. Some interesting players some players from you know, you're part of the country Dustin boroughs, going very important committee and the four. Big sort of big cities in the tech the forbid committees in the Texas house, appropriations, which writes, the budget ways, and means which is where tax bills start calendars, which is the committee that says which bills you're going to take up, and when you're gonna take them up and state affairs, which is a repository for a lot of stuff that you know, is important and big and doesn't have a specific place to go one of the sort of famous chairman of state affairs, along the way was a guy named Pete Laney. You may remember him. So Dustin boroughs got the state affairs committee, which was a surprise to a lot of people are weighing ways. Sorry ways, and means it puts him in a place to play a big hand in this property tax bite that the governor who attend governor and speaker as one of the two items they wanna get done this year. Yeah. And then four price on calendar and surprise on calendars. That's a huge committee. That's the one that controls the flow of legislation in house, a lot of bills go into the calendars committee and never come out. It's kind of the hotel California of committees. And they decide when bills from how they come out, and in what order, and whether they're, you know, all alone where they're really gonna get considered or whether they're in a pack of bills that will never see the light of day. Yeah. And then state affairs is. I don't have it all the time. Suddenly blanking. But the you know, you go through these committees. And you get a bunch of of new faces and new names. And you know, I don't have it in front of me either. So we're we're just gonna have to suffer out here. That's all right. The whole list has thirty four committees on it. And you know, bonding has named a bunch of people to committees that you didn't expect these displaced some people drew Darby who was a big opponent of his or one of the probably the fiercest or the or the most likely alternates him speaker got demoted in a lot of ways. He's not a chairman of a committee. Now, that's to be expected in these things and for here we see how it plays out. We see you know, who's who really knows what they're doing. And who doesn't really know what they're doing? Yeah. It's Dade feeling is. Thank you. They feel sorry for efforting. There. Also, you know about Leland is a is a is another new face. He's another guy that. That you know, probably wasn't on most people's maps..
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"That says, hey, keep your nose out of agriculture. It's not a federal. It's not a federal committee. They can't drive policy is seems like a made up thing in my mind. The Lieutenant governor made up a committee because he needed somewhere to stick Selander that. Well, you're either in the leadership or you're not. And now he's not in the leadership. And okay, you know, if you know, the the I think the position you take from like an institutional standpoint is that, you know, there are a certain number of committees in the Senate. There are fewer committees in there are senators and so getting a committee is a Plum, and it puts you in the leadership in some form or fashion this committee, maybe more important than that committee. But no committee having no committee is a lesser job than having any committee. And so that's the first day take on this the second day take on this is, you know, seller going to be a reliable vote when Patrick needs him, and when they're sort of mutual interest, override, whatever Seliger's position might be. So so in a in a case where Seliger is on. The fence on a vote where the Lieutenant governor needs every Republican if Seliger was part of the leadership and owed something to listen a governor. He might say, well, I'm on the fence. I'll give that vote to Dan Patrick now. He's in a position where he doesn't have to give their vote anybody, and he can just go, you know, however, he wants to and on that day. He becomes a powerful member of the Senate because he can make something lie or not lie. So your question kind of has to answer today. He's weaker not in leadership as circumstances develop as this thing unfolds. He's gonna have moments where he might be a very important vote. And you know, they're gonna have to find a way to accommodate each other or to keep fighting. I heard this today from somebody down in the beltway. There is no calendars imagery in the Senate. Until now in that calendars committee is called kill sillier. What do you make of that? I don't think. That's right. I think it's going to be right on on some votes. Most votes are not straight already boats. And you know, that's going to be true on the on the situations where you have to have nineteen votes in the Senate to take up legislation for consideration. And most of what the legislature does is not democrat versus Republican. It's you know, different. It's, you know, maybe earned urban versus rural or trial lawyers versus business or you know, any kind of any number of ways to split things up, and so solid might or might not be the nineteenth vote that you need to make something happen or the or the on the other side of the thirteenth both that you need to stop something. But on those issues where he's that guy. He'll be powerful. He's not the only one the calendars committee in the Senate is really the Lieutenant governor because he decides which moats which bills are coming up for consideration by. The Senate which put in front of the Senate to ask them if they've got nineteen votes to proceed, you know. He is Ross Ramsey executive editor of the Texas Tribune. Let me throw this one at she talked a little bit about unfunded mandates in the role that the governor plays in it. Now ross. So there's been despite as, you know, over the last two or three sessions a lot of people have been paying attention to this where the legislature has debated whether state officials should limit the allowable amount of property tax increases at the local level without a vote..
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"He is the executive editor of the Texas Tribune. He is Ross Ramsey. Ross ramsey. How are you today? My friend. Doing great. How are you, sir? I need to lay down on your political couch understand what's going on. The Texas legislature. It's all you down with the laugh a minute over here. Tell us let's just get out of the gates with this covered. It a little bit in the opening, but tell us your general thoughts on I know that you got a new piece up at ticks Tribune dog awarded but give us your thoughts on hell Seliger, Anna Lieutenant governor yet or seen anything like this Ross. I, you know, I've seen tips before, you know, they both, you know, they're both doing things that I've, you know, not seen Lieutenant governors or senators generally, do, you know, you have a Senator who's been sideways with the Lieutenant governor before the Lieutenant governor's top political guy. Alain late mover ran the campaign of gunning bitterly from mule shoe against Cal Seliger in the Republican primary last year as a pretty good sign if you're. Publican Senator that the Lieutenant governor is not happy with your work. Now, they both said those Cal celebrating Dan, Patrick said Patrick himself stayed out of that race, and you know, kind of hung it on Ellen blakemore, but still had the overtone of you know, the the Lieutenant governor's Maine's the little guys out in your opponent. And you start their Kellegher won that race got back into the Senate. So he's back and the question is how are things going with those two they had been warring before that race about celebrate the highest -cation committee where he was chairman and the speculation around Austin and around the Senate, frankly, was that Seliger was gonna lose the higher Ed chairmanship because he wasn't you know in line with what the Lieutenant governor wanted to do. So the Lieutenant governor taking away higher education was not a big surprise. It was. A bit of a surprise mild surprise that. He took Seliger all the way off of that committee. A definite surprise that. He took him off of the finance committee with rice the budget and surprise they took him off the education committee, partly because one of the things had been finding about was education funding specifically voucher. So, you know, there's a pile of things here, and you can say that when the Lieutenant governor did the committee assignments he was punishing Seliger. Now, it's not unusual for a Lieutenant governor to to do something like that. It's a little unusual for a Senator to say anything out loud, particularly in the media. But Celera did he told one of our reporters that, you know, he's not it was happy to have the culture committee and thought that was important to west Texas. But thought that the lose taking him off of finance was a disservice to the people in his district. The Lieutenant governor's office responded through spokeswoman and adviser to the Lieutenant governor who said, well, if he doesn't want agriculture if he doesn't think that's important. You know, would find somebody who does like it. Celebrate responded. You know, you were in the middle of this. 'cause he was talking through you at this point Seliger responded that it would I can't remember the phrase, you might introduce his her lips that his dairy and the Lieutenant governor responded to that by calling it a lewd remark and taking away his chairmanship of agriculture. So now, you have a Senator who has been completely defrocked in a Senate where the Lieutenant governor is a Republican needs every Republican vote on some issues and has now put one in jeopardy. So you could say that both of them have put themselves in kind of a pickle. So how does this question I've gotten what teen moms? Has Seliger made himself a larger figure or a smaller figure in the Senate at this point given how crucial his vote is. But today, he's a smaller figure, but it depends on what comes up and win. It comes up. You know today, you know, two days ago. He was a guy with a committee today. He's a guy without a committee. That's why the committee though Ross. I mean, I don't wanna get really is a commune. Well, it is. Yeah. Everything but. I think from where I speak and I'll talk RA guys today. An agriculture committee at the state level is just a committee..
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"We cannot keep kicking this can down the road, and we can do that without limiting the proper governmental of forty of local communities. The people of Lubbock should be able to decide and have the freedom side how much tax they're citizenry for the support of their schools, and it's not proper for big government and Austin to come marching out the Lubbock are marching up the Fort Worth to tell us what to do with the schools, by the way, Jay that we own this morning. I spent all morning at west cliff elementary. I'm looking at west cliff elementary outta my living room window right now. It's a block away eighty percent of those kiddos on free and reduced lunch. I'd send my kids there any day of the week the principal there the Glaspie. She runs that school like KAI chip. You could have heard a pin drop walking down. Those halls. We went into a dozen classrooms, and those kids are learning bright receptive that teachers are dedicated in this, you know, she'd been traduced me to the teachers in this teacher went to Cornell. This teacher went to TCU this teacher went to the Texas Tech. And this teacher went to Harvard goodness gracious alive. And that is every school we go in to. And so it's is this disconnect now, we're reconnecting it. But there's this disconnect between the affirmation and favor we have toward our schools, and our neighborhoods and what the legislature decides in Austin, and we need to close that gap. So that there's no longer any dissension about public education policy where all singing out of the same, and you expect the governor to talk about this tomorrow and his inauguration. I think one of the governor taxes and evil word cannot think that he's got it in his bloodstream that he cannot ever mention the word. I don't know. What is you know? I'm certainly in no place to try to second guess his motives. I think Texans are willing to pay full. What produces a profitable future? Texans have always been visionary. They've always been forward thinking forward looking. They always been on the pan pioneer front for productivity, and creativity, and ingenuity and innovation and it takes money. It takes money in the Leeson family and the Johnson family and the Texas family and Texans are willing to provide that money in a fair and equitable way with growing population. We've. Got a tax base. That's expanding. We've got the we've got new construction, and you know, property taxes need to be reined in and those revenues have got to come from other sources now, you know, the commission didn't touch it. And chairman Brister said, well, you know, it's not our responsibility to talk about money, and they didn't want to say that the schools were not being properly funded because scream court, you know, just re just a couple of years ago determined that they were and so it's it's. Just a a an untenable situation and the governor needs to show leadership about. No. I don't think he's going to mention it. I don't think it's going to mention it tomorrow. Early. I don't early in the game. It's the first week of the lesson. Could come from other directions, though. Not really hadn't. But I wouldn't it's really not, you know, it's not sort of the path. I travel we're involved in schools. And you know, we have some part all these loopholes though. I mean businesses getting you know, a home lot of money in loopholes. If you close some loopholes, you wouldn't be creating new Texas. You would be able to be able to stay on money. That's there. Well, it's a good point. And others are saying the same thing. I haven't studied at like, I need to I know that I call you back during the Lieutenant governor's rice and the fall and made the same case J he said, look, we can we can generate. We disclosed the loopholes we can generate enough revenue to run our schools properly and constitutionally we don't have to Levy new taxes. And you know, there are people that are looking at the details and. Crunching the numbers and getting down on a drain your level. I I this is why I had hoped that the that the commission would have explored, you know, some ways that we might generate funding for our schools because nobody will stuck to that. No legislative start and house member. No, Senate member Lieutenant governor, no governor, it's not the kind of thing that you know, we wanna talk about in..
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"I don't know what's going to happen with but Kennedy sorry for that technical difficulty bud is not made his way onto the program. Gonna wait and see what happens air. Also got Charles foster Johnson from passers for Texas children doing really important work really amazed to see the rise of that group in Texas politics and to see them rise to where they come Texas for passers children passers for Texas children. I'm sorry. A not Texans for pastors kids. This isn't footloose. It's a group that does some really great work and has made their case before the legislature become a statewide entity. And really, really. Incredible to see what they've done there. So I was down in Austin last week. I had a couple of takeaways I wanted to share with you went down the Austin on Wednesday in stayed through Friday Randazzo was leaving the Sheridan on Friday. The Texas Tech red raider men's basketball team arrived for their the last time that we one in Austin DVD's were just becoming a thing. And a couple of other things is Ken Starr was not a household name at that point. And neither was Monica Lewinsky lots of lots of history had yet to come to pass because Texas Tech struggled like it has in Austin. But a couple of takeaways that I had. Number one. Is that I'm told? Now, I've not seen it with Mon is, but I'm told that in. The Senate in the house is based budgets the vet school. Is there? The Texas Tech proposed vet school is in both of those budgets in isn't that crazy to see that? And I it would make sense because the writer that was on their last legislature that it would be in the base budget. But a clear indication that perhaps speaker bondings on board with the vet school, the new speaker of the tax house Dennis Bonnin out Angleton that those things are in place right now. And. If that is the case, then it's gonna be hard not to fund the vet school. Now, the credential side you've got to get national credentials, and you've got to get statewide credentials. And that's yet to be seen. Austin still weird their scooters everywhere. And I was actually I took a ride home. We went to the Driscoll. If you've read LBJ before, you know about the Driscoll hotel. Took a took a an Uber home to the hotel from a guy. And he said I said Yang j Leeson I live in Lubbock. He said, oh, you're the radio guy in. I said I yeah, I do some radio, and he said that he was stubs his grandson, and that he was a brand ambassador. He had stake in the sauce side of the company. How crazy is that that I get to meet stubs his grandson on the ride back to the hotel that made my trip right there. I mean, forget what he knows about me. Stubs stubs has legacy. That's unlike any other. But for this guy to be in a place to to as buses rear on side jobs, just like his grandfather would going out making some extra cash money. And I was really intrigued by stubs his grandson, let me let me pull out my wallet in see what his name was just in case. I have any haters doubters. Pulling out a bunch of cards. I got while. I was in Austin, not that guy not that gun. Not her. Yes. His name was Reggie Stubblefield is in stubs, Reggie Stubblefield. Give me ride home in Uber. Really really appreciated that when that. Something spectacular. But that's some of the nuts. And bolts of what I gathered in Austin. It's a new regime, so we'll see what happens in the house and what happens in the Senate. So far is text ledge observers are concerned a lot to come out to bear in the next couple of weeks..
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"Balance. This is good news said Eva, the Luna Castro budget analyst at the left leaning center for public policy priorities. This is enough. Not to cut state services. One note of fiscal underperformance was slower growth in motor vehicle tax collections. Would you got through that end? Hager noted that car and truck sales did not yield enough tax revenue to reach five billion dollars per year. Which will result in slightly less funding available for the state highway fund then lawmakers head planned for. So a couple years ago. There was a more gloomy estimate. Now, you get some more roses, and you know, folks, say that what we need for public education is about six billion dollars in as we go up from the last budget production to this budget prediction, you've got that six billion. Now, are we willing to do it? That's the question in ill. I cannot in the fi all speak for myself in the interview that we just had with Lubbock are Garza county judge Lee Norman in identify the problem in the problem is this and you're gonna hear this multiple tons for me. The problem is that you pay fifty five cents out of every property tax dollar. If you're a homeowner or is here Renner or lease her you still want that paying the same fifty five cents goes. To the state. For public education because the state is put in less money for public doesn't go into the sim sorry to local I don't wanna get a bunch techs. Get blown up about this fifty cents goes to your local school district because their rate stays the same. But the state share has dropped. And so you've got to make up the state share your subsidizing the state. How's that for an oxymoron that that's exactly what's happening here? And there are some folks are sick and tired of seeing that happen of fingers being pointed at city councils at county. Commissioners on why this is happening. And I think that that's why there is the blowback that the governor's getting. On this two point five because it is not going to protect. Property taxes. What's going to protect property taxes is the state ponying up and putting in its fair share. Why that is so difficult for governor abbot? I don't understand why that's so difficult for some state leaders understand. I do not understand. But that's the case in. That's where we are in will. They put up the money. It's like Ted Mitchell. I was reading through my notes for my interview with Ted Mitchell chancellor, Texas Tech who was on with this last Wednesday can go back and listen that podcast. But rural in a we decided somebody through the text Tribune's article who is from a left leaning policy group. But here's the deal whenever it comes public education in rural Texas in west, Texas. You're not talking about rural versus urban or I'm sorry. You're not talking about Republican versus democrat. You're talking about rural versus urban and suburban members of the Texas legislature will ours. Have the veracity have the courage to go up in engage in those discussions for public education. Because everybody knows that public education has lifeblood of every rural community you the community die again, quote, Ted Mitchell,.
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"Lubbock foul room dot com. Going into the legislature, something we always talk about where's the money in? That's what's going to govern as the legislature kicks off tomorrow. This about five hours ago is we broadcast live about five forty five pm, Texas controller Glynn Hager in this isn't important issue. If you wanna be a real Texas geek. Bob, Bullock was head this position people pronounce it comptroller, but in the old English it is pronounced controller. So you'll hear people talk about the comptroller. But then you'll hear other people I believe Ross Ramsey does this which is why I love Ross Ramsey says controller. No p they're just in writing controller anyway, Texas controller Glenn Hager announced Monday that the state will have one hundred nineteen point one billion dollars for lawmakers to us in putting together the state's twenty twenty through twenty twenty one budget. This by Edgar Walters at Texas Tribune. Time. When legislators are vowing to spend more money on public schools in slow the growth of Texas property tax bills. The state should have enough money at its disposal to do just that. That is the news predictions, hold true, Texas controller Glenn Hager on Monday offered cautiously optimistic outlook for the Texas Konami telling lawmakers they have about eight point one percent more state funds of able to budget for public programs primarily schools highways in healthcare in twenty twenty in twenty twenty one Hager projected, there would be about one hundred nineteen billion dollars in state funds. Available for the next two year budget up from one hundred ten billion in the last two year budget cycle, but falling oil prices. In the last month along with heightened uncertainty in the US economy, and international financial markets. Led Hager to deliver a cloudy forecast with some trepidation. So hager. Is making a prediction and he's sitting out of the line on this in. It's all just guess, but it's like eighty percent guests, and so you have the cloudy port quote remain cautiously optimistic but recognize were unlikely to see continued revenue growth at unusually strong rates. We seen in recent months. He said in the number years win the legislative branch of Texas State government convenes in Austin, the controller traditionally kicks things off by gazing into a crystal ball of financial modeling the result is the bi-annual revenue estimate delivered as a PowerPoint presentation in an underground capital auditorium, which guides lawmakers as they decide what to spend on public programs were tax cuts in coming years. The amount of money. Available can vary gray. Lately, depending on how the state's economy performs. Wow. The state savings account known is the rainy day fund is projected to reach Rickard high..