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Sun May 10, 2020, 08:51 AM

Cruz flew from Houston to get a cut at Salon la Mode. Owner Shelley Luther was sentenced Tuesday

ummm...Did Cruz pay for the planeride?? whow



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Phil Helsel
1d ago / 2:48 AM CDT
Sen. Ted Cruz gets hair cut at Dallas salon whose owner was jailed

Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative Republican of Texas, got his hair cut Friday at the Dallas salon owned by a woman jailed for violating orders aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

Barbershops and hair salons were allowed to reopen Friday in Texas, although with six feet between work stations.

Cruz flew from Houston to get a cut at Salon à la Mode. Owner Shelley Luther was sentenced Tuesday to seven days in jail for staying open despite public health orders but was freed Thursday after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott eliminated jail for violating an order related to the coronavirus.

Luther's situation has been championed by some on the political right. Cruz, leaving the salon wearing a mask, said of his haircut "I think it's terrific," video from NBC Dallas-Fort Worth showed.

"I'm proud to stand with Shelley Luther and I'll tell you, what happened to her was wrong," Cruz said. "It was ridiculous to see somebody sentenced to seven days in jail for cutting hair. That's not right, that's not justice, that's not Texas."

Luther, also wearing a mask, said a visit by Cruz was "something that I would have never dreamed of" and "overwhelming in a great way."

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riversedge May 2020 OP
Blues Heron May 2020 #1
tanyev May 2020 #2
Chainfire May 2020 #3
Docreed2003 May 2020 #4
dalton99a May 2020 #5
SWBTATTReg May 2020 #6
marble falls May 2020 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 08:54 AM

1. Assholes in America exhibit 2,987,867

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Sun May 10, 2020, 08:55 AM

2. Arrested Dallas Hairdresser's GoFundMe Launched Before She Even Reopened

As far as PR stunts go, this one has been lucrative.

BY DAN SOLOMON DATE MAY 8, 2020

On Friday, Ted Cruz flew to Dallas for a haircut. He hadn’t been looking particularly shaggy, but as hair salons have become the latest front in the culture war, Cruz—never one to miss an opportunity to declare which side he’s on—invited photographers to join him before he donned a face mask and a leopard-print smock for his visit to Salon à la Mode.

The Dallas salon has become pivotal in the stay-at-home-order debates after its owner, Shelley Luther, was arrested on Tuesday and sentenced to seven days in jail on a contempt of court charge. That stemmed from her refusal to apologize and close down her store until the second phase of Governor Greg Abbott’s public safety plan, which was scheduled to go into effect on May 18 so long as infections didn’t continued to spike. Abbott himself declared the punishment for defying his own order unjust, and retroactively barred local officials from imposing jail time for violating it. He then went on to allow hair salons to reopen ten days earlier than he’d previously announced, on May 8. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, meanwhile, volunteered as tribute to serve the time himself, provided he could do so from his own house (Texas jails and prisons are pretty unsafe right now). Then Cruz flew in for a haircut—and Luther landed a big payday, raising more than $500,000 from a GoFundMe campaign that called her “an American hero.”

If all of this feels like a particularly effective PR stunt, well, that certainly seems accurate: the GoFundMe campaign—run by a group calling themselves “Woke Patriots”—was created on April 23, one day before Luther reopened her salon. “We researched her and her cause,” campaign organizer Rick Hire wrote on the page, “and decided that we would approach her and offer to support her as our first patriot cause. She accepted our offer.”

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/dallas-salon-arrest-gofundme/

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 08:57 AM

3. Republican heroes

are lawbreakers. People who think that rules are for other, lesser, people.

I wonder what we paid for his haircut?

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Sun May 10, 2020, 09:00 AM

4. Why does the GOP continually celebrate assholes

I get it, they're all assholes, but it's just appallingly unbelievable they can can be in their behavior. So we're celebrating stupidity in the name of "owning the libs" and calling it freedom. The gop has become the ugliest of ugly Americans

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Sun May 10, 2020, 09:04 AM

5. Attention whores.

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Sun May 10, 2020, 09:06 AM

6. Cruz is a loser. That's all I have to say. Can't get in front of an issue but decides to ...

immerse himself in this made for TV, purely for show, theatrics.

I don't think he could even sell an appliance or dishwasher, something like that. Would you trust him?

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Sun May 10, 2020, 10:24 AM

7. "And the Corvid19 was thrown in for free and suckers for the kids, too!"

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