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LeftInTX

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Gender: Female
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Member since: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
Number of posts: 21,270

About Me

Always a Democrat. I can't understand conservatives. I try to understand them, but I can't. They don't make sense. Our country has gone so far right since 1981. I was just an average American who took many Democratic values for granted when Reagan was elected. It was like the rug was pulled out from under our society. Reagan ruined our country.

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Texas lawmakers target property taxes, election fraud and transgender people in new legislation

Texas lawmakers won’t gavel in for the new legislative session until January, but they got their first chance to file bills Monday.

By 1 p.m., Texas legislators filed more than 800 bills pertaining to an array of matters. Thousands of pieces of legislation are filed each session, but most never make it into law. The first day of bill filing, though, can shed light on legislators’ priorities and what battles could be shaping up in Austin next year. Republicans continue to hold both chambers — and narrowly expanded their control of the Legislature.

When the 88th legislative session convenes, the state is expected to have an unprecedented amount of funds at its disposal. The state comptroller forecast that there will be at least an extra $27 billion in the two-year budget compared with the last regular legislative session. Lawmakers will also see an increase in their savings account, also known as the rainy day fund.

Filing early means bills will typically get a low number. But the lowest numbers are reserved for the highest-priority bills set by the House speaker and lieutenant governor. House Speaker Dade Phelan and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have yet to announce what their priorities are.https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/14/texas-bill-filing-legislation-session-2023/


Yes, this is the first day bills can be filed.

However, last session, the worst bills that passed, were filed later......

Republicans poised to narrowly increase majorities in Texas Legislature

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/09/texas-legislature-2022-election-results/

Republican incumbents are successfully defending their seats while the party appears to be making inroads in South Texas.


I hate them and their gerrymandering.......

Fortunately, Morgan LaMantia (D) won Eddie Lucio Jr's (SD 27) former seat. So that seat stays blue.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story - Roku channel - Free - IMBD Rating 7.3

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17076046/reviews?ref_=tt_urv
Watch online or on Roku device: https://therokuchannel.roku.com/watch/564ba03e20599251219e4440bb3ce4f4

You're welcome!

It's Time!!!

https://twitter.com/mariahcarey/status/1587293603629617153?s=46&t=0w_1r6zhK4_KUgxmLw299A&fbclid=IwAR0f_uma-fjx4Qrg72nwZg3PalcEduI_5bUG8tce4YzPKBiEHZpK_dBzEro

Office Depot jacked up their print price on me

Office Depot advertised 40% off printing on orders of $150 or more. The online price is 55 cents per copy. When I completed my order they jacked up the price to 74 cents per copy. I was so mad. I complained to the store manager who said, "The prices are higher here because it's a certain class of clientele". I was so mad. I was livid. I showed them the online price. The store has never charged more than the online price before. But now that they have 40% off, guess what??? He just said, "Well we have a different class of people in the store"....

I got him to bring the price down, but I felt violated...

Not Gilligan's Island: Texas man killed by quicksand on the San Antonio River

Records obtained by mySA.com reveal a man died last summer after getting stuck in quicksand on the San Antonio River and drowning in South Texas.

The extremely rare quicksand case, which previously went unreported by news outlets, is the only one of its kind in at least five years in Texas, according to records detailing the 580 deaths that occurred on rivers and lakes in that time period, obtained from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Quicksand-Texas-river-dead-rare-9227418.php

This happened in 2015, but I never heard of it. I never hear of anyone dying from quicksand, (except in the movies) but it happened in South Texas of all places!

Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl....(Great song, but love the comments)

I just love this YouTube thread. I see this more and more with some of these groups, but this was really cool!

&ab_channel=bordeneuve

The Upstairs Inferno - Tearjerker - LGBT Documentary- Watch for Free

The Upstairs was a gay bar in New Orleans. It caught fire in 1973. (Arson, but I don't want to give too much away) 32 people died.
This documentary is just so heart breaking.

The way everyone (those who survived and those who died) was treated because they were gay just breaks my heart.


https://tubitv.com/movies/561897/upstairs-inferno?start=true&utm_source=google-feed&tracking=google-feed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpStairs_Lounge_arson_attack

Rated 8.0 on IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3088882/

This was soooo sad......
What a tear jerker.....

The Upstairs Inferno - Heartbreaking Documentary - Watch for free

https://tubitv.com/movies/561897/upstairs-inferno?start=true&utm_source=google-feed&tracking=google-feed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UpStairs_Lounge_arson_attack

This was soooo sad......
What a tear jerker......

Texas can withhold list of people it thinks are noncitizens and can't vote, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas does not need to release details about a list of 11,737 registered voters whom the state has identified as potential noncitizens.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on Thursday reversed a lower court’s ruling in August in which a district judge had found Texas was violating federal law by refusing to release the list.

The appellate court found that the five civil rights groups suing the Texas secretary of state for the list did not have standing to sue. Circuit Judge Edith H. Jones wrote in the ruling that the groups have neither established injury to themselves from the state’s refusal to release the list nor sued on behalf of any voter included on the list who could be harmed.

The coalition “offered no meaningful evidence regarding any downstream consequences from an alleged injury in law under the NVRA [National Voter Registration Act],” Jones wrote. “The lack of concrete harm here is reinforced because not a single Plaintiff is a Texas voter, much less a voter wrongfully identified as ineligible.”
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/30/texas-appeals-court-noncitizen-voter-ruling/?emci=eba2307b-1044-ed11-b495-002248258d38&emdi=ee263180-2744-ed11-b495-002248258d38&ceid=6866360
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