Monday, May 15, 2023

Texas Worst for Mental Health Care

Texas Governor Greg Abbott had seven mass shootings occur under his watch.  Abbott frames such massacres under "mental health" as no one in their right mind would do such a thing.  Abbott says the state is working to address the underlying anger and violence.

The governor has much work to do as Texas is last in the country for mental health.

A recent study has ranked Texas as the worst state for mental healthcare in the U.S. and claimed the state has the highest percentage of uninsured adults with mental illness. 
98% of Texas’ 254 counties were wholly or partially designated by the federal government as “mental health professional shortage areas.”

The process of killing others is greatly aided by weapons of war that grossly disfigure victims.  An angry person can kill how many people with their bare fists two minutes?  How many can they kill in the same time frame with a knife?  And how many people can they exterminate with a semi-automatic weapon of war in 120 seconds?

Texas, first in weapons of war, last in mental health.  That's a lethal combination.

Update 5-19-23:  HuffPo noticed as well:

Update 5-23-23:  ConchoValleyHomepage picked up the story about 98% of Texas counties having mental health professional shortages.

Update 8-24-23:  The state of Texas is heartless in other ways:

A new whistleblower complaint obtained by Nexstar claims technical glitches and disorganized leadership have caused issues in Texas’ administration of Medicaid and erroneously kicked thousands of children and pregnant women off of their health insurance.

The employees say many of them are now seeking other careers or protection under the Whistleblower Act.

“The environment is toxic, and we are in a constant state of fear,” they wrote.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Trump After College Ass(ets)

Trump promised to seize university endowments if they practice affirmative action.  He called such institutions "Marxist Maniacs."  

Grabbing universities by their endowments sounds like a very Donald Trump act.  He said famous people are allowed to do such things.

Update 5-9-23:   Donald Trump couldn't find his way to a courthouse to testify on his behalf in a civil rape trial.  As usual he lied about this fact.

Update 8-10-23:   A Trump aide was charged with molesting young women at an Arizona nightclub.  It wasn't his first arrest for such behavior.  His name?  Boris Epshteyn.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Disturbing Red Team News

Florida had one of the strongest open records acts in the U.S.  That is no more.  Florida's Red Team controlled state legislature voted to keep Governor Ron DeSantis travel records behind lock and key.

An Insane Red member of the Florida House actually said:  “Our terrorist enemies hate homosexuals more than we do."

The Texas Senate passed a bill giving the Attorney General the power to overturn election results in Harris County if they run out of paper ballots at 2% or more of its voting sites for over an hour.

The Vice Chair of Tennessee Red Team caucus resigned after an investigation into sexual harassment of legislative employees was completed.

The Insane Red branch of the Red Team is growing. 

Update 5-4-23:  A billionaire gave over $500,000 to Herschel Walker for his campaign but the money ended up in Walker's personal business.

Former President Donald Trump told prosecution lawyers that “stars” like him had, “unfortunately or fortunately,” historically been permitted to carry out unwanted sexual assault.

Update 5-5-23:   Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr said another Trump presidency would bring "chaos" and be a "horror show."  Barr claimed his former boss doesn’t have “the ability for strategic thinking” or “setting priorities.”

Update 5-6-23:  Trump promised to seize university endowments if they practice affirmative action.  He called such institutions "Marxist Maniacs."  Grabbing universities by their endowments sounds like a very Donald Trump act.  He said famous people are allowed to do such things.

Update 5-7-23:  A Texas Red Team legislator sexually abused a teenage intern should be expelled.  He previously accused drag queen library readers of sexualizing children.

Update 5-13-23:  A fringe Insane Red Presidential candidate suggested raising the voting age to 25 unless the young are in the military or pass a poll test.  Better idea, listen to young people and adapt your platform to make it more appealing.

Red Team Senators insulted citizens performing their civic duty by serving on a jury after one found Trump guilty in a civil suit and rendered a $5 million judgement, pennies for a true billionaire.

Update 5-14-23:  Insane Reds under PEU Governor Glenn Youngkin took another step further down the Trump election fraud rabbit hole.

Election officials in Virginia have announced plans to withdraw the state from a bipartisan effort designed to ensure accurate voter lists and combat fraud.

When Virginia formally withdraws later this year, it will become the eighth Republican-led state to leave the Electronic Registration Information Center.  

Virginia was one of the founding members when ERIC was formed in 2012, an effort promoted by then-Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Update 5-22-23:  Civil rights groups issued warnings for people traveling to Florida due to legislators being “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals.”

Update 5-26-23:  Insane Red Rep. Lauren Boebert said an effort to reduce antisemitism is an attack on conservatism.

Update 6-23-23:  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito failed to disclose a free luxury fishing trip courtesy of yet another billionaire.   Alito's weightless defense?

....the plane ride wasn’t a significant matter because he “allowed me to occupy what would have otherwise been an unoccupied seat.”

Update 8-13-23:  Three Red Team operatives will pay $50,000 for setting up a fake charity to benefit the people of East Palestine, Ohio.   One was a campaign manager and senior adviser to Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, of Georgia.   Another worked as a campaign staffer for Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York.