ABOUT 1961 OR 1962, VANCE, TEXAS, BAPTIST PORSONAGE. MY FATHER PASSED DOWN TO ME A FAMILY SAYING. “TAKES A THOUSAND PROPS TO HOLD UP A LIE. BUT THE TRUTH WILL STAND ALONE.” IN PLAIN TEXICAN HILLBILLY, DON’T DO ANYTHING YOU SHOULD NOT BE, or ARE ASHAMED OF, AND YOU HAVE NO NEED OF LIES. BUT SHOULD YOU MESS UP, FESS UP! Then you can not be blackmailed with it, you don’t spend your life lying one prop at a time to hold up the original lie.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas came under a whirlwind of criticism after he was spotted at an airport while on his way to catch a flight with his kids to Cancun, Mexico, this week while Texas was experiencing hardships due to an abnormal snowstorm, which brought extremely low temperatures, causing a disaster for the residents of the state.
United Airlines is investigating who leaked data exposing when US Senator Ted Cruz initially intended to return to his home state of Texas, which was hit by a severe snowstorm when the lawmaker left for Cancun, Mexico, Politico reported Saturday.
“It’s against United’s policies to share personal information about our customers and we are investigating this incident,” the outlet quotes United Airlines’ executive. The executive noted the most severe measures could be taken against the leaker.
The United executive reportedly said there are no “off the table” options, but it depends on the result of the investigation and whether the employee who revealed the information would definitively be identified.
Prior to that, a reporter on the Skift travel news website, Edward Russell, claimed in a Twitter post that he had spoken to unnamed source from the airline who said Cruz had “rebooked his flight back to Houston from Cancun for this afternoon at around 6 am today [which was Thursday]. He was originally scheduled to return on Saturday.”
Unlike these poor folks home pictured above, I am a Texican hillbilly.
Grew up dripping pipes when the freezing weather came.
Have two wood heaters in our house.
So our water pipes never froze, we did not lose electricity though many in San Antonio & The Occupied Republic of Texas did.
If we had, our water would have still run & we would not have frozen to death.
But most Texicans are not Texican hillbillies who grew up in a poor country home the hard way.
It is a crime what the Scalawag. & yankee Carpetbagger political prostitutes did to the Texican People.
I figure the only way they can make up for it & seek forgiveness for the Texicans they murdered with their yankee carpetbagger blood sucking politics is get the hell out of my Republic of Texas, talking just their a$$es and not their a$$ests with then.
The Ole Pissed the Hell off Texican Hillbilly Dog!
Sometime back in the early sixties—climaxed in 1964 with Barry Goldwater’s efforts—the South with its conservative measure, almost En Masse wanted (and needed) a place to go other than the old Democrat bastion of “Solid South.”
The SS political vector had been in unofficial direction and vogue since the dastardly and corrupt destruction and “reconstruction” of the South; post-War-Between-the-States (the uncivil war). It was a result of the phony Republican party which had never had anything in mind in its creation but a national government to replace the (how ironic) republican one. And most of all, high tariffs were paid by the South for internal improvements in the North. After beginning a war and ravaging the South for its comparable 1776 secession movements, the Republican party, and its political narcissists, bankers and railroad tycoon-thieves kept its boot on the neck of the South. (Yes, the Yankees started the war as they attempted to occupy a Southern fort—Sumpter. It was South Carolina’s fort, not the Union’s.)
In its formation in 1854 the Republican party had aligned itself, to a certain extent, with the abolitionists who were as radical then as the BLM and Antifa movements are today. But the newly formed Republicans had no interest in blacks other than keeping them out of the new territories. The Free-Soil movement was just that: no slaves allowed. Or put another way, no Negroes allowed. And they had no interest in freeing them except to repatriate them to Africa. Lincoln, himself, was a proud member of the American Colonization Society.
Jefferson’s concept for ending slavery was the measure of spreading it out, therefore working to its ultimate dissolution. His famous “fire bell in the night” was a reaction to the Missouri compromise which had all the earmarks of a fear of slave state against non-slave state and an economic war which usually results in a shooting war. And it did—The War for Southern Independence.
The myth of Republicans being the party attempting to end slavery in opposition to Democrats (especially Southern ones) opposing it is now coupled with the War between North and South as a “civil” war.
These lies have come to us in the present and it is this exact kind of truth deficiency that has certain Southerners apologizing for what were Northern deficiencies.
The contemporary rot about “Honest” Abe joining a new party to free the slaves was just that: “rot.” The Republican party was the same then as it is now– money men for money men.
“The Northern onslaught upon slavery (ostensibly led by A Lincoln and the Republicans) was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states.” Charles Dickens, 1862
One would have to search hard to find a more liberal mind in the 19th century than Charles Dickens.
But the point to be made contemporarily is that the modern Republican party is as corrupt and state-owned as the Democrats and their government worshipping godless lackeys. Neither of this couplet of chicanery (Demos/Republicans) is worth the backside of a skunk’s firepower.
Both are in the pocket of lobbyists and can be, and often are, bought. The mass abandonment by the Republican Senators and Congressmen on and since January 10th of Donald Trump is demonstrable proof. This is the cloak of the political party system. They both often make a great show of their difference of opinion, though they pretend friendships in the honorable ways of: “…I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” However, they are a political unit of the one-party of Washington’s BUREAU OF LIFE. They are not a dichotomy of political ideals. And these rubes in either party would not defend their own wife or children if a political contribution were in danger. Money first, family second.
“Defend to the death…”? Horse dung.
Flash forward from 1854 into the 20th century. With the Democrats building off of the progressive Woodrow Wilson and the FDR socialist mindset (national governance of the people and their wealth). This mindset was initiated at the beginning of the century by Theodore Roosevelt’s Republican nationalism.
Before you could say “boo,” pushed by Roosevelt Republicans and Wilson Democrats this national government promoted and got an Income Tax Amendment (16th), a national bank (with no assets) –the Federal Reserve– and the virtual elimination of states electing Senators (17th). With the 17thAmendment Now, senators are no more than glorified congressional representatives. Considering the recent Georgia election runoff among the four clowns running, what difference does it make?
In 1964, Barry Goldwater, who had as many enemies within his own party as Donald Trump has, captured the more realistic conservative vote of Republicans, which was really only a small part of the old Taft conservatism. But it also brought along the truest of genuine conservatives, the American South. Not unlike today’s people, though more with a populist scene, the South has rallied to Donald Trump via, unfortunately, the Republican party.
What many conservatives (true ones) have failed to understand is the bandit nature of both Democrats and Republicans. The difference being apropos to the difference in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. The Demos are Sundance, the fast-drawing killer, and the Repubs being the smooth-talking con artists—never heard a lie they couldn’t repeat.
One of the rich ironies is that George Romney was an enemy of Goldwater to at least the extent that Mitt Romney is of Trump. Like father like son, both Romneys have never been either conservative or had much loyalty or backbone. In fact, if they had been women they could have passed for Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.
The conservatives in the South today perhaps have finally come to understand that the Republican party is the kissing kin of the Democratic party. Both Democrats and Republicans are from the seed-borne child of the Washington momma-teat. Momma has produced two bastard children and they both live to soak, not the rich, but everyone else.
The father of political discourse once was the Constitution and its federal composition. But daddy was gunned down a long time ago by two train-robbing thugs.
I don’t know about other true conservatives, but the South needs another home.
Down South, we have an old saying: “You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”
When Aref Jaber went to investigate reports that a group of Israelis were planning to build a settlement outpost on his land near the Kiryat Arab settlement in Hebron, he did not foresee the violence about to come his way.
But the 45-year-old taxi driver was forced to abandon his car – his private car – when he was set upon by what he described as a gang of seven settlers.
By the time Jaber returned, the men had pummeled his car with rocks and stones and smashed the windows.
“Two Israeli soldiers were there watching and didn’t do anything to stop them,” Jaber told The Electronic Intifada.
The attack occurred in early January.
And things soon got worse. Just a week later, settlers blocked the road access to Jaber’s 25,000 square meters of land and uprooted 100 of his olive trees.
That, according to Jaber, was the third time settlers had targeted his land. The fourth happened on 10 February, when they were held at bay by a group of activists until Israeli soldiers turned up, broke up the two groups and declared the whole area a closed military zone.
While that means settlers cannot go there, neither can Jaber. He has, in effect, lost his land because of settler violence.
Jaber is just one of dozens of Palestinians to be targeted – either directly or indirectly – in a monthslong spike in attacks by settlers across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
Some incidents have been fatal.
On 10 February, Azzam Amer was killed after being hit by a settler in his car near Salfit, in the West Bank. Israel says it is investigating what Palestinian media reported as a deliberate act.
A similar car ramming incident in August last year saw Eqab Darawsheh, 21, killed south of Tulkarm.
On 5 February, Khaled Nofal, was shot and killed by an Israeli settler near the town of Ras Karkar. The 34-year-old accountant, a father of one, was unarmed.
Most incidents have resulted in injuries or damage to property.
B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, has reported a total confirmed 49 incidents of violence committed by settlers against Palestinians over just one month spanning December and January.
Nine Palestinians were injured in these attacks, including an 11-year-old girl named Hala Mahmoud Al-Qet.
Hala was hospitalized after a gang of settlers on a vandalism spree in the village of Madama, outside Nablus, pelted her with stones on her way home from her uncle’s house.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported that of 12 incidents in the period from 5 January to 18 January, eight resulted in physical injuries.
This current round of settler violence against Palestinians began much earlier than December, however.
Al-Haq, a Palestinian rights organization, began recording a spike as far back as July 2020, documenting 68 attacks in the period July to October last year.
It peaked again in December following the death of a young settler, Ahuvia Sandak.
Texas’s freeze entered a sixth day on Thursday. At least 31 people have died as of Wednesday afternoon as a result of the severe weather in Texas. But some media reports said, days of glacial weather have left at least 38 people dead in the U.S.
The snow made many roads impassable, disrupted coronavirus vaccine distribution and blanketed nearly three-quarters of the continental U.S. And that number is expected to climb with no end to the Texas nightmare in sight.
Media reports from the U.S. said:
More than 3 million Texans were without power. But some media reports put the number to more than 4 millions. Some have gone four days without electricity after a rare winter storm slammed the U.S. state and created bitterly cold and unlivable conditions. All of the water pipes in many homes are frozen.
Many Texans are fearful for what the near future looks like, some elected officials appear to care less.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Texans don’t know when they will get their lights back on or access to running water.
Additionally, on social media, viral videos show apartment complex pools frozen over, water rushing into homes from burst pipes, long lines for grocery stores and cars idling in the streets, unable to get to their destinations.
Power grid operators in Texas say they cannot predict when the outages might end, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, the agency that oversees the grid.
In an effort to avoid a total blackout, ERCOT is instructing utility companies to cut power to customers.
“We needed to step in and make sure that we were not going to end up with Texas in a blackout, which could keep folks without power — not just some people without power but everyone in our region without power — for much, much longer than we believe this event is going to last, as long and as difficult as this event is right now,” ERCOT CEO Bill Magness said.
Local and federal leaders have left many Texans confused and frustrated with their reluctance to take responsibility for the crisis.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, blamed ERCOT on Tuesday, saying the utility “has been anything but reliable over the past 48 hours.”
He then appeared on cable news that evening to argue that the fiasco is due to green energy, specifically frozen wind turbines.
“This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America,” Abbott said to Fox News host Sean Hannity. “Our wind and our solar got shut down, and they were collectively more than 10 percent of our power grid, and that thrust Texas into a situation where it was lacking power on a statewide basis. … It just shows that fossil fuel is necessary.”
The power grid in Texas is unique in that it does not cross state lines and therefore is not under the oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the early 2000s, Republican leaders in the state pushed to deregulate the state’s power market and allow power companies to determine when and how to build and maintain power plants. Now this setup and its flaws are coming back to haunt the state.
The mayor of the west Texas town of Colorado City recently resigned from backlash after saying it was not the government’s responsibility to help those suffering.
“No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local government’s responsibility to support you during trying times like this!” Tim Boyd wrote on Facebook, based on screenshots from local CBS affiliate KTAB. “Sink or swim, it’s your choice! The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!”
For residents going through the blackouts and below freezing temperatures in their homes, the pointing of fingers from elected officials is doing nothing for them in their most desperate time of need.
Thomas Black, 29, from Dallas, posted images of the devastation on his Twitter page that have now gone viral. In one photo he took in the hallway of his apartment complex, 4-foot icicles hang from an indoor ceiling fan.
“Texans just aren’t used to this sort of thing, so of course there’s going to be panic just like there was at the beginning of COVID,” Black told. “If you go to the grocery store right now, the entire meat section is gone, the whole entire produce section has gone. I’m sure a lot of the nonperishables are gone at this point, and I’m sure the toilet paper’s gone again.”
“The leadership has failed us on all fronts,” he added. “It certainly is worrisome.”
“We are in the middle of a humanitarian crisis and it’s going to take people stepping up from our leadership team to really make a difference in what the future looks like for us,” he said.
Erica Gittens of San Marcus has been couch surfing since Sunday, when water came rushing into her apartment while she was talking to her roommate.
“We first thought like, maybe it was the air conditioning starting up,” Gittens said. “And then it’s like, ‘psych, no it’s waterfall.’ Our ceiling started to cave in on us.”
Gittens, who has apartment insurance, says she is unable to get the immediate help she needs because her apartment complex’s corporate office also flooded and the insurance company cannot send or receive the documents that they need. She started a GoFundMe campaign to help stay afloat in the meantime and said, “It’s going to be weeks” before anything begins to work itself out. For now, she has to depend on friends and strangers.
Gittens says that despite her unfortunate situation, there are others who are doing much worse.
“People may have machines that they have to be hooked up to at night,” she said. “I’m thinking about my residents and how some places may not even be able to have generators due to the freezing. You never know what may happen.”
“This isn’t something that we’re used to. … We just need to pray for Texas as a whole,” she said.
Water Crisis Deepens Misery
Amid widespread power losses, millions of Texans were also advised to boil their water for safety.
The power crisis spurred by the massive winter storm hobbling Texas has also become a water crisis, with hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses dealing with burst pipes or ordered to boil water, as water utilities suffer from frozen wells and treatment plants run on backup power.
IF REAL TEXICANS WERE RUNNING TEXAS IT WOULD NOT BE FAST BECOMING A 3ed WORLD $#IT HOLE.
The Ole Texican Dog!
‘Is The Temporary Collapse Of USA Militarily Occupied Texas Foreshadowing The Total Collapse Of The US?’
We are getting a very short preview of what will eventually happen to the United States as a whole. America’s infrastructure is aging and crumbling. Our power grids were never intended to support so many people, our water systems are a complete joke, and it has become utterly apparent that we would be completely lost if a major long-term national emergency ever struck. Texas has immense wealth and vast energy resources, but now it is being called a “failed state”.
If it can’t even handle a few days of cold weather, what is the rest of America going to look like when things really start to get chaotic in this country?
At this point, it has become clear that the power grid in Texas is in far worse shape than anyone ever imagined. When extremely cold weather hit the state, demand for energy surged dramatically. At the same time, about half of the wind turbines that Texas relies upon froze, and the rest of the system simply could not handle the massive increase in demand.
Millions of Texans were without power for days, and hundreds of thousands are still without power as I write this article.
And now we are learning that Texas was literally just moments away from “a catastrophic failure” that could have resulted in blackouts “for months”…
Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said Thursday.
As millions of customers throughout the state begin to have power restored after days of massive blackouts, officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the power grid that covers most of the state, said Texas was dangerously close to a worst-case scenario: uncontrolled blackouts across the state.
I can’t even imagine how nightmarish things would have eventually gotten in Texas if there had actually been blackouts for months.
The USA’a Occupation of the Republic of Texas “governor”, A-butt criminalizes Texicans if they refuse to buy his kin’s products made in Occupied Palestine where his red Russian Non semitic Mongolian Mongrel Khazarian outcast rejects from the Steppes of Russia are Holocausting the Semitic Indigenous Palestinian people in the Semitic Indigenous Palestian’s own Ancestral Home LAND.
The red Russian Commie REFUSES to protect Texicans monuments.
Now his criminal stupidity has cost no telling how many Texicans frozen to death, homes ruined, businesses bankrupted, health ruined by his corrupt farming of Texicasns for profit for his Ratschild Masters.
Texicasns, don’t wait till you freeze to death, tell the treasonious red Russian mongrel A-butt and his occuping red russia run “STATE OF TEXAS’ FOR PROFIT CORPORATION [TEXICANS ARE THE CATTLE] to F##K Off now!
The Ole Dog!
‘Outages Morph Into Outrage As Texans Slapped With “Mind-Blowing” Power Bills’
The rolling blackouts that plunged up to 15 million Texans into darkness amid a historic cold snap are diminishing by the end of the week. About 188k customers were without power in the state on Friday morning. Days after power prices jumped from $50 per Megawatt to more than $9,000, the horror stories pour in for those who had power this week during grid chaos as they are mind-boggled how their energy bills skyrocketed.
Texans who were on a variable or indexed plans with power companies are only now reporting their bills have jumped hundreds of dollars, if not thousands of dollars for the month.
Royce Pierce told Newsweek he owes electric company, Griddy, $8,162.73 for his electricity usage this month. He said that’s a massive increase from his usual $387 bill.
“It’s mind-blowing. I honestly didn’t believe the price at first,” Pierce said.
“It’s not a great feeling knowing that there is a looming bill that we just can’t afford.”
Pierce was one of the lucky ones who maintained power through the entire grid crisis, but it came at a steep cost.
“There is nothing we can do now. This is already an insane thing and I don’t care about the money when it comes to people’s health,” Pierce said, adding that if the virus pandemic hadn’t affected his work, “we could have taken care of this.”
Other horror stories of soaring power bills flood local television stations across the Lone Star State. When food and housing insecurities are incredibly high due to pandemic job loss, many folks in Texas who were on variable power plans could be financially devastated.
“Mine is over $1,000…not sure how…700 square foot apt I have been keeping at 60 degrees.”
One couple said:
“When your electric company tells you to switch but there has been a hold on switching for over a week now. Using as little as possible 1300 sq ft house and this is my bill. . How is this fair. I only paid $1200 for the whole 2020 year. “
A tweet was accompanied by a screenshot of their bill that now stands at $3,800 for the month.
Why don’t the Demophiles just make up those million of votes like they did this time to win?
The Ole Dog!
‘Demophiles unveil F##K American’s bill offering Demophile Voting citizenship to 11 million Illegal Criminals’
Democrats have unveiled legislation for President Joe Biden’s plan to create a path to US citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.
On Thursday, top Democrats said the legislation, blocked for more than a decade by Republicans, is “long overdue,” arguing there is no justification for denying the undocumented immigrants a permanent home in the US.
They also said most of the immigrants the legislation will address have lived in the US for many years, with homes, businesses and US-born children and grandchildren.
The bill would also allow certain immigrants, who were previously deported, to apply to return to the US for humanitarian reasons.
In addition, some, including people brought to the country when they were children or so-called Dreamers as well as farmworkers, will be immediately proceeded to permanent residence or a “green card” meaning they can work legally.
Other immigrants are those who stayed in the country for years under temporary protected status (TPS) because of violent upheavals or natural disasters in their home countries.
The bill also proposes to stop branding undocumented immigrants as “aliens” in US law, and instead wants them to be called the less pejorative “non-citizens.”
The bill underlines the Biden administration’s reversal from former president Donald Trump’s strident anti-immigration policies.
Trump had promised in 2016 to curb immigration by building a wall on the US border with Mexico, and launched a crackdown on both legal and illegal entries into the country soon after he assumed office.
The new legislation has not received public support from Republicans, many of whom are still under Trump’s sway.
“We know the path forward will demand negotiations with others, but we are not going to make concessions out of the gate,” Democratic Senator Robert Menendez said on a call with reporters. “We will never win an argument that we don’t have the courage to make.”
“It’s time to bring all 11 million undocumented out of the shadows,” noted Menendez, who will be the lead sponsor of the bill in the Senate.
“We have an economic and moral imperative to pass big, bold and inclusive immigration reform that leaves no one behind, not our dreamers and TPS holders, not our farmworkers and meatpackers, not our essential workers, not our parents, friends, and neighbors,” he added.
Pointing out that many of them work in farm, food, and healthcare industries, he said, “They are essential workers, so essential that our economy would not function without them. Yet they live under constant fear.”
I salute the president for putting forth the legislation that he did,” House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday during a separate news conference. “There are others that want to do piecemeal and that may be a good approach, too.”
Iran which Americans are indoctrinated to hate for israhell’s (Ratschild’s) sake had a bad ass earthquake, restored water & electrical.
Texas got a few inches of snow and days later, many Texicans are still. without electrical and power.
The ones who have not frozen to death.
But Greg A-butt and “mayor” Pendejoberg are very worried folks might not be wearing their red Russian Communistic symbol of submission, a mask which harms ones heath and will not stop as virus.
The world has turned for Texicans, and unaware of that, A-butt and Pendejoberg are still pushing the same old Anti-Human, Anti-American, Anti-Texican Ratschild’s red Russian Communistic $#it.
And Ted Cruz is wondering if Cancun Sunscreen would sooth the burning sensation where chunks of his Scalawag political ass are gone.
The Ole Dog!
‘Water, electricity supplies restored after strong quake hit Iran’s southwest’
Latest reports from a powerful earthquake that rocked the southwestern Iranian province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad show that authorities have managed to restore water supply and electricity thanks to diligent efforts exerted by rescue teams operating in the afflicted areas.
The earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit the southwestern province late on Wednesday, forcing people in the capital city of Yasuj and neighboring Sisakht to flee their homes.
The quake, which struck at a depth of 10 kilometres and was reportedly felt in several other cities and towns in the region, particularly affected Sisakht and left at least 60 people injured and hundreds of homes destroyed.
Reports said rescue teams from four neighboring provinces were swiftly deployed to the quake-stricken city despite adverse weather conditions hampering aid supply to the area, adding that relief items such as tents, blankets and aid packages had been distributed among the people.
The head of the provincial crisis management department said the issue of roads and their collapse was resolved and the debris was also removed, and that water, electricity, gas and telephone services were again available.
ran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi (pictured above, 2nd L) arrived in Yasuj early on Saturday and held meetings with provincial officials to be briefed on latest developments surrounding emergency services and relief supply to the quake-stricken areas.
“The earthquake in the city of Sisakht worried us all, and thank God, some measures have been taken so far,” he told reporters. “I hope that God will bestow his patience upon all the people of Sisakht, and that we will have blessing to do something to improve their situation.”
Raisi also emphasized that those in charge should prioritize dealing with problems of the victims of the Sisakht earthquake.