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  • Houston under boil water order, schools to close after system failure

    11/27/2022 9:53:00 PM PST · by blueplum · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | 28 Nov 2022 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    HOUSTON — The country’s fourth-largest city on Sunday night ordered millions of residents to boil their tap water, citing a morning power outage at a city water purification plant. The city’s school system also announced late Sunday that it would be closed on Monday, at minimum,... ...It wasn’t clear what caused the water plant’s power outage, why it took the city 10 hours to issue a boil water order or how soon the order could be lifted...
  • Gisele Fetterman: ‘Cruel’ for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Bus Illegal Aliens to Sanctuary City Philadelphia

    11/17/2022 12:51:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2022 | John Binder
    Gisele Fetterman, the wife of Senator-elect John Fetterman of Pennsylvania (D), says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is playing “political games” that are “cruel” by his sending the first busload of border crossers and illegal aliens to the sanctuary city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, as Breitbart News revealed in exclusive footage, a busload of border crossers and illegal aliens arrived in Philadelphia, where District Attorney Larry Krasner — backed by billionaire George Soros — says they will be “proudly” welcomed.
  • Texas governor declares invasion at border, invokes constitutional powers in historic action

    11/15/2022 9:35:38 AM PST · by redguyinabluestate · 79 replies
    Just the news ^ | 11/15/2022 | By John Solomon
    Frustrated by an unending crisis fueled by drug and human trafficking at the southern border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday declared his state was under an invasion and invoked special powers granted under the U.S. and Texas constitutions. Abbott said his declaration would begin efforts to: Deploy the National Guard to the border to repel illegal immigrants, and the Texas Department of Public Safety to arrest and return illegal entrants to their home countries; Build a border wall in multiple counties; Deploy gun boats to secure the border; Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations; Enter into a...
  • Pro-Life Texas Governor Greg Abbott Defeats Pro-Abortion Beto O’Rourke

    11/08/2022 7:54:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | November 8, 2022 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has won re-election in Texas, defeating Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. The pro-life governor defeated his pro-abortion challenge after a race where O’Rourke used abortion as the main issue of his campaign. Abbott was first elected in 2014 to the position that Republicans have held in the state since 1995. The Democrat’s top television ad attacked Abbott for protecting babies from abortion. O’Rourke, appearing to conserve his cash for later in the campaign, skipped running any biographical spots and made a light buy on Aug. 25 for an ad attacking Abbott-backed laws that virtually ban abortion in...
  • Medtronic or Abbot Spinal Implant for Pain?

    10/27/2022 12:26:33 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 17 replies
    self | 27 Oct, 2022 | Chad C. Mulligan
    OK, I've been living with severe low back pain for about 7 years now. Physical Therapy was a joke, Steroid injections, nope. Epidurals? Nope. Laminectomy? Did some but not enough. RF nerve ablation? Catastrophe. Now they want me to try an electronic implant. And thereby hangs a tale. One doctor is pushing Medtronic, another doctor (in the same medical group!) says no, Abbot Labs is the same but has much better support. So I asks you - anybody have experience with either of them? Comments?

    10/21/2022 1:23:12 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 58 replies
    University of Texas ^ | 10/21/22 | Jim Henson and Joshua Blank
    With in-person early voting set to begin in Texas on October 24, the latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll finds Gov. Greg Abbott leading Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in the gubernatorial race, 54%-43%, among Texans likely to vote in the 2022 election.
  • Abbott is recalling baby formula again after discovering faulty bottle caps on Similac products produced at Ohio facility

    10/15/2022 2:46:29 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/15/2022 | Bethany Biron
    Abbott is recalling Similac baby formula products due to faulty bottle caps that may cause spoilage. The products hail from a manufacturing plant in Columbus, Ohio that distributes nationally.The announcement comes after Abbott's February formula recall that prompted a national crisis. Abbott is again recalling Similac baby formula products — this time due to faulty bottle caps. The company issued a voluntary recall on Friday for several Similac ready-to-feed liquid products produced at its Columbus, Ohio facility. It discovered caps on 2 fluid-ounce bottles "that may not have sealed completely, which could result in product spoilage," Abbott said in a...
  • NYC Mayor Declares State of Emergency [semi-satire]

    10/10/2022 11:07:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 October 2022 | John Semmens
    The arrival of 17,000 illegal immigrants bused to New York City from Texas prompted Mayor Eric Adams (D) to declare a state of emergency. "We simply cannot handle such a flood of indigents seeking to sponge off of our welfare system," Adams asserted. "It is simply not fair for Gov. Abbott (R) to inflict this calamity upon us. These people should stay in Texas where they belong." While Abbott has initiated the busing of around 3,000 illegal migrants to New York City, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser (D) has sent about 7,000 illegal immigrants to NYC. Lesser contends that "our...
  • Hogan hits DeSantis over migrant ‘publicity stunt’: ‘A terrible idea

    10/06/2022 8:17:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/2022 | Brad Dress
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Thursday said it was a “terrible idea” for fellow GOP governors Ron DeSantis (Fla.) and Greg Abbott (Texas) to bus and fly migrants to progressive cities in a move to pressure President Biden to address a surge of migrants at the border. “I thought it was a mistake to basically do publicity stunts of busing people from the border into other states,” Hogan said during an appearance Thursday in New Hampshire. “Gov. DeSantis, who had nothing to do with the issue … grabbed fifty people and sent them to Martha’s Vineyard as a publicity...
  • Gov. Greg Abbott sends more migrants by bus to VP Kamala Harris residence in D.C.

    10/03/2022 8:23:40 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | Jeremy Wallace
    Gov. Greg Abbott isn’t flinching amid Democratic criticism of his busing program that has now sent about 12,000 migrants who have crossed the border in Texas north to cities run by Democratic mayors. On Monday, another bus dropped off about 50 migrants in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington, D.C. NBC News reported that many of the migrants said they are Venezuelans. Washington has received the bulk of Abbott’s busing project, which is part of the governor's wider Operation Lone Star border security program. More than 8,200 migrants have been bused to the nation's capital, and about...
  • Abbott leads O’Rourke by 6 points with Texas voters focused on border: poll

    09/28/2022 12:30:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/2022 | JULIA MUELLER
    Democrat Beto O’Rourke is trailing incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) by 6 points among likely Texas voters as November’s midterm elections approach, new polling shows. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found 53 percent of likely voters in the state say they plan to cast their ballot for Abbott, while 46 percent said the same of O’Rourke.
  • Gavin Newsom is branded a hypocrite for calling DeSantis' Martha's Vineyard migrant flight 'morally reprehensible' - after he spearheaded program to bus homeless people out of San Francisco

    09/19/2022 3:48:00 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/19/2022 | Keith Griffith
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has been accused of hypocrisy for harshly criticizing migrant transports from Texas and Florida, despite previously running his own initiative to bus homeless people away from San Francisco. Newsom, a Democrat, engaged in a public war of words with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after last week's high-profile flights carrying Venezuelan migrants to Martha's Vineyard. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Newsom demanded a criminal probe into Florida's airlift, calling it a 'morally reprehensible' and possibly illegal attempt to 'humiliate and dehumanize' the group of about 50 migrants. DeSantis fired back at a press conference,...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper: Are Abbott, DeSantis ‘Trolling’ by Bussing Migrants?

    09/18/2022 9:55:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2022 | Pam Key
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Sunday on “State of the Union” if Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were “trolling” by sending migrants to northern cities. Tapper said, “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis flew planes of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard without any warning to local officials. I get that immigration is a mess and has needed reform for decades. These are people fleeing Marxism in Venezuela. Many were falsely told there would be jobs and housing wait waiting for them when they arrived in Massachusetts. Do you support what Abbott and DeSantis are doing?”
  • NYC Mayor Adams: Abbott, DeSantis Bussing Migrants to ‘Cover Up’ Anti-Abortion, Pro-Guns Abuses

    09/18/2022 7:22:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2022 | Pam Key
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were sending migrants to cities like his to “cover up” their states’ laws on abortion and guns. Adams said, “I think it’s a message for the entire country. These are two governors who are hiding up some of the actions they’ve done around gun control which is really a proliferation in our country with guns. It’s what they did with the women’s right to choose. You see, this is their way of covering up what many people...
  • Dick Durbin: ‘Pathetic’ Abbott, DeSantis ‘Taking Advantage of These Helpless People’

    09/18/2022 7:20:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that “it is pathetic” that Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) were taking advantage of helpless people by sending migrants to northern cities. Durbin said, “It is pathetic that the governors are taking advantage of these helpless people, making promises to them, and off they go to places far removed from where they’re supposed to be appearing under the requirements of our law in a matter of weeks and months. He is jeopardizing their stay here. Why is it when the Republicans want to enforce their immigration...
  • Harris accuses Abbott, DeSantis of ‘dereliction of duty’ over migrant transports

    09/17/2022 3:35:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/22 | Julia Shapero
    Vice President Kamala Harris accused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of “dereliction of duty” over their recent transports of migrants to Democratic-led cities. “I think it is the height of irresponsibility … frankly, a dereliction of duty, when you are an elected leader, to play those kinds of games with human life and human beings,” Harris said in an interview with Vice News. “If you think there is a problem, be part of the solution.” While Abbott has bused thousands of migrants to Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago since April, he and...
  • Sharpton: ‘Repulsive’ DeSantis, Abbott Using Segregationists Tactics

    09/16/2022 6:07:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2022 | Pam Key
    MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Friday on “Deadline” that Govs. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gregg Abbott (R-TX) sending migrants to several cities, including Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and Martha’s Vineyard is using the tactics of segregationists in the early 1960s. Sharpton said, “This is as morally despicable as you can get. And I think that is an element of this that is racially tinged. It is not lost on a lot of us that they send them to Washington, D.C., to Mayor Bowser, to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Eric Adams in New York City, all black mayors, and...
  • Martha's Vineyard Laughably Declares 'Humanitarian Crisis' Over 50 Illegal Immigrants

    09/15/2022 5:48:25 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies ^ | 15 September A.D. 2022 | Spencer Brown
    After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis delivered roughly 50 illegal immigrants to swanky Martha's Vineyard — much to the dismay of liberals — the island community that's home to the Obamas and a Who's Who of other elites has declared the situation to be a crisis. While Democrats insist that there's no border crisis — despite a record number of got-aways, migrant deaths, and border apprehensions — their friends on Martha's Vineyard have decided 50 illegal immigrants are just too much to handle, despite being a proclaimed sanctuary. When the "Visit Martha's Vineyard" tweeted out "an update on current humanitarian crisis"...
  • Dem Rep. Gonzalez: ‘Right-Wing Nutjobs’ DeSantis, Abbott Treatment of Migrants ‘Shameful’

    09/15/2022 3:21:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) said Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead” that both Govs. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gregg Abbott (R-TX) were “right-wing nutjob governors.” Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Governor DeSantis and your governor, Governor Abbott sent these migrants with no heads-up to officials in Martha’s Vineyard, or D.C., no heads-up to those who might provide care for them, provide them with food, health care. We see a lot of kids in these pictures. What’s your response to this? Is this a good way to protest the country’s failing immigration policies?”
  • Too Extreme for Texas

    09/13/2022 11:32:58 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/25/22 | Beto O'Rourke
    Beto released his first TVs of the gubernatorial campaign