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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering

Source: AP

he Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houstonís refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The court dismissed an appeal of a state district judgeís denial of a temporary restraining order sought by the state Republican Party.

The state GOP convention had been scheduled to begin Thursday at Houstonís downtown convention center and was expected to draw thousands of participants.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, said last week that he had directed city lawyers to terminate the contract because he believed the event could not be held safely. He denied that the convention was cancelled due to political differences and cited the potential risk to service workers and first responders if the virus spread through the convention.



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Reply Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering (Original post)
Gothmog Jul 13 OP
Gothmog Jul 13 #1
Champp Jul 13 #2
efhmc Jul 13 #3
LeftInTX Jul 13 #7
Gothmog Jul 13 #25
Paladin Jul 13 #4
LeftInTX Jul 13 #9
efhmc Jul 13 #11
Paladin Jul 13 #13
LeftInTX Jul 13 #16
LiberalLovinLug Jul 13 #5
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 13 #6
Fritz Walter Jul 13 #15
efhmc Jul 14 #33
LeftInTX Jul 13 #8
Warpy Jul 13 #10
LeftInTX Jul 13 #17
Warpy Jul 13 #21
LeftInTX Jul 13 #24
Warpy Jul 13 #28
Gothmog Jul 13 #26
Warpy Jul 13 #27
Gothmog Jul 13 #29
dalton99a Jul 13 #12
JudyM Jul 13 #20
Dem2theMax Jul 13 #22
Mersky Jul 13 #14
TexasBushwhacker Jul 13 #31
Mersky Jul 13 #32
CaptainTruth Jul 13 #18
csziggy Jul 13 #23
Aristus Jul 13 #19
Gothmog Jul 13 #30

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:35 AM

1. The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against the Texas GOP

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:36 AM

2. The judge just ain't stupid enough to accommodate Republican idiocy

Republicans just need more stupid and unethical judges. They are working on it.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:42 AM

3. Pretty sure that all of those judges are Repugs.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:52 AM

7. Every single one of them

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:17 PM

25. And a couple were sponsors of the GOP Convention

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:45 AM

4. Eat shit, TX Repubes.

Get your grandchildren to show you how to do your fucking convention online. You're welcome.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:55 AM

9. LOL...

Their online convention is gonna suck, cuz they've got only a few days to plan it.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:04 PM

11. No officals were going to be there in person

The Texas Dem convention was on line.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:03 PM

13. Yeah, Dan Patrick talks about old folks dying to save the economy...

...but he dodges an easy opportunity to confirm his stupid words. I expected no better of him, or any of the rest of the party leadership.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:36 PM

16. The TDP convention was well organized, even then we had a lot of bumps

We had issues with credentials.
We had a glitchy notification system.
Many delegates didn't vote etc

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:45 AM

5. That title, sounded like a Borowitz or Onion article.

Like its seen from Trump's point of view. That its outrageous that a court REFUSES to ORDER a city to have his GOP convention. Like that was what he expected.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:49 AM

6. As Florida ignites, Jacksonville is still on?

Republicans are a STUPID lot.

COVID-19 Here we come.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:33 PM

15. Funny you should ask

Here's a story from News Channel 4 in Jacksonville (Duval County) that ran just yesterday:

https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/07/12/duval-county-gop-chair-jacksonville-will-do-whatever-it-has-to-do-to-make-rnc-work/

Mare Lemon Curry and Goobernor Ron DeRacist are both Repukes. They'll do whatever the cowardly-lyin' traitor tell them to do.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:36 AM

33. I will take bets that this does not happen. Not because it is dangeroues but because it will

not be well attended.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 11:54 AM

8. Good news!!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:02 PM

10. At this rate, it will have to be in a hangar at an air base

in some state up in the Moron Corridor of the country. Governors and mayors won't be able to override that one, but good luck to all the Chucks and Karens on finding hotel and motel accommodations anywhere near it, unless they can locate a base near a city with a Chump for a mayor.

Also good luck to them in a hangar in August. Should be a hot, sweaty, quarrelsome time, even for them.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:40 PM

17. It's gonna be online, like the Texas Democratic Convention

Their convention starts this Thursday, (3 days from now) but they are already having committee meetings today.
They can't postpone it because they need to select national delegates.

The funny thing: They don't have time to plan it!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

21. Deprive him of his adoring fans? Not a chance.

I doubt it, Dumdum won't allow that. It will be a smallish affair, all his true believer cultists not wearing their masks and swapping cooties for three days while they listen to the same tired, old bullshit from the same tired, old party.

I still think it will have to be in a blood red state on a military base. There is not enough lead time left to plan and execute any sort of online convention.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:51 PM

24. Trump isn't involved in this particular convention

This is a local convention where they select Texas delegates to go to Trump's convention.

It's only for Texas and they are holding their convention this week.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:11 PM

28. Got it.

He's been making noises about pulling out of Jacksonville since he's being sued. I thought Houston was on the list.

With the state GOP being booted out of there, perhaps he's going to have to rethink having one, at all. Maybe hold his pep rallies at airports or something, a modern take on the whistle stop campaigns of decades ago.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:20 PM

26. Montgomery County has offered to host this super spreader event

Montgomery County is to the north of Harris County/Houston. Montgomery is 95% white and is a cesspool of republican nut cases. There are a couple of KKK chapters active in this cesspool and so this cesspool May be perfect for the Texas GOP hatefest/convention

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:08 PM

27. Since the big honchos aren't going

and nothing is going to change their hideous platform, one wonders why they're bothering, at all. Also, one wonders about the convention amenities available in the bustling metropolis of Conroe.

Dumdum is talking about pulling out of Jacksonville, entirely, or of holding it outdoors--in Florida, in August, height of heat, humidity, and tropical storms.

This is certainly entertaining.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:31 PM

29. The KKK is available to entertain these racists

There are at least 2 chapters available

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:00 PM

12. They should do their convention in a landfill

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:28 PM

20. Or in a swamp.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:25 PM

22. A cemetery.

It will save a lot of steps.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 01:22 PM

14. Tx gop can go pound sand

Have their bacchanal of irresponsible governance elsewhere.

Everybody knows you canít put 6,000 irrational people under one roof and expect good public health outcomes during the pandemic.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 08:44 PM

31. FYI, all the big cities in TX are blue n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:19 PM

32. Thanks, yes, I know

I grew up in Houston. Was rather upset that the repubs were insisting on going ahead with the convention.

Eta: Donít want to see them gather in any of the large cities in the state. I recommended Abilene as an alternative recently. Rather red out there, and culturally they believe theyíre better than everyone else in the state. Otherwise, they should have started working on their Zoom skills months ago and planned a virtual thing.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:22 PM

18. This is the party of "small government" & "free market," right?


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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:39 PM

23. They were the party of "states rights" until they sued to stop Florida's recount in 2000

I'd put nothing past them so they can get their way - whatever it might be at the moment.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:26 PM

19. Houston is a pretty progressive city, from what I understand. Why would the GOP want it there?

They should hold the convention in East Corncob, or some other godforsaken patch that might be more welcoming to the Republicans' brand of brain-dead fecklessness.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:37 PM

30. GOP meeting to discuss virtual convention

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