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  • Former Houston Methodist employees will demand their jobs back after Abbott’s vaccine mandate ban

    10/13/2021 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | 10/12/21 | Lucio Vasquez, Matt Harab
    More than 150 former Houston Methodist employees who parted ways with the hospital in June over a vaccine mandate policy will demand to be rehired after Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday banning any entity in the state from implementing such mandates, according to a lawyer representing the former employees. Attorney Jared Woodfill, who currently represents almost 200 healthcare workers in multiple lawsuits against Methodist, said executive order GA-40 makes the hospital’s policy illegal. “Governor Abbott says very clearly, ‘whereas countless Texans fear losing their livelihoods because they object to receiving a COVID-19 vaccination for reasons of...
  • Australia. Ron DeSantis says "off the rails"; Tony Abbott says "like stormtroopers." Not a free country.

    10/04/2021 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    Australia is a cultural and historical brother of America. But now Australia is a warning to America of how much freedom can be lost. When Victoria Police attacked me legally in 2016 for wanting to commemorate WW2 with tree plantings, I woke up to The Left. Then they persecuted Cardinal George Pell. Now their police look like stormtroopers to conservative former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Australia and America have a long standing alliance. But the defence of Australia is not the defence of freedom. Not in Socialist Left Victoria.
  • Gov. Abbott flip-flops on illegal voting charge, calls for harsher penalties

    09/30/2021 6:59:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    houstonchronicle.com ^ | 9/30/2021 | Taylor Goldenstein ,
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday directed lawmakers to reverse a part of the massive voting restriction and reform package that he signed into law just three months ago that would have reduced penalties for illegal voting. Hearst Newspapers earlier this month reported on the little-noticed provision, which lowered the criminal offense for illegal voting from a second-degree felony to a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Abbott’s flip-flop comes the day after former President Donald Trump pressured him to add a measure requiring an audit of 2020 Texas election results to the Legislature’s agenda in...
  • Don Huffines on Tucker: When I'm Governor of Texas I will use the Constitution to secure the Texas Border!

    09/30/2021 2:54:46 AM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    twitter ^ | Sep 29 | Tucker
    @DonHuffines When I am Governor of Texas I will use Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution to secure the Texas Border. I will never ask permission from the federal government. Thank you @TuckerCarlson for having me on your show. Segment...
  • More Texas voters believe Abbott does not deserve reelection: poll

    09/28/2021 2:33:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/2021 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    More Texas voters believe Gov. Greg Abbott (R) does not deserve to be reelected, according to a poll released on Tuesday. The survey conducted by Quinnipiac University found that 51 percent of registered voters in Texas believe Abbott does not deserve to be reelected, compared with 42 percent who said the governor deserves a third term. The opposition to Abbott’s reelection was up from June, when a separate Quinnipiac poll found that 46 percent of Texas voters supported Abbott’s 2022 reelection bid, compared with 48 percent who did not.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll hire Border Patrol agents who are 'at risk' of losing their positions under Biden administration

    09/26/2021 4:56:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 9/26/21 | John L. Dorman
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas on Sunday expressed support for US Border Patrol agents who are disciplined by the Biden administration, pledging to hire them if they fear that their jobs are in jeopardy. During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace asked Abbott to respond to the videos and images that showed agents on horseback charging at Haitian migrants near the Texas border, which elicited a torrent of outrage from many across the country, including President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and many members of Congress. Abbott immediately laid blame on the president, criticizing his administration...
  • Jackson Lee: ‘Most of’ Border ‘Well-Protected’ and Runs Fine, Inability to Handle Surge Is Fault of Title 42 and Abbott

    09/23/2021 5:48:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) stated that “most of” the border “is well-protected with legal points of entry and it operates appropriately.” And said that the inability to handle the current surge is due to Title 42 and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
  • Texas Gov. Abbott asks Biden for federal emergency declaration amid border crisis

    09/20/2021 1:26:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/20/2021 | Ronn Blitzer
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked President Biden to issue an emergency declaration for his state due to the increasingly difficult border crisis. In a letter to the president, Abbott specifically pointed to Val Verde County, where Haitian migrants have set up an encampment in Del Rio under the International Bridge. The governor said that as of Saturday there were nearly 16,000 migrants in Del Rio.
  • Shots fired: Biden adviser vows Joe will ‘run over’ govs opposed to vax mandate

    09/10/2021 9:41:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 10, 2021 6:19pm | Samuel Chamberlain
    A top White House adviser has escalated the war of words between the Biden administration and Republican governors over the vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees — promising that the president would “run over” anyone who opposed the new rule. Cedric Richmond, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and a former Louisiana congressman, told CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight” Thursday that it was “unfortunate that we have so many governors that are using vaccinations and mask requirements as a political gain.” “But our purpose is to save lives, and we will do anything and everything...
  • Biden declares war on DeSantis and Abbott: 'Get them out of the way'

    09/09/2021 10:11:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2020 | Jon Brown
    President Biden condemned Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Greg Abbott, R-Texas, and other Republican governors on Thursday for their responses to COVID-19 and threatened to use his presidential powers to overrule their authority. "And to make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19," he said. "Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities. "Right now, local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while their governor picks a fight with them and even threatens their salaries...
  • Women Who Say They Feel Disempowered By The New Law In Texas Sure Have No Problem With Laws Declaring They Aren't Compelled To Tell A Man He Is The Father

    09/04/2021 9:38:13 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 23 replies
    9/4/2021 | Its All Over Except...
    I've been thinking about the laws around the U.S. where: 1.) She can tell the man she will have the baby and he can't stop her and she will come after him for child support. (BTW, I am never in support of abortion and believe men should be responsible). 2.) She can tell the man she won't be having the baby and he can't stop her. 3.) I discovered there are (or at least were) govt-funded brick-and-mortar buildings to enforce child support for women (and sometimes men) but not to enforce visitation rights. 4.) I discovered women legally can flee...
  • Abbott to send 2,500 out-of-state medical staff to help with COVID-19 surge

    08/27/2021 6:10:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/2021 | CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday said he would be sending 2,500 additional out-of-state medical personnel to help address the state’s COVID-19 surge fueled by the highly contagious delta variant. The governor noted in a press release that with the latest addition to staff at Texas hospitals and nursing homes, there will be 8,100 total outside medical personnel that have been deployed across the Lone Star State over the past month as health care facilities struggle to keep up with record wave of hospitalizations. "The medical personnel and equipment deployed by DSHS [Texas Department of State Health Services] will...
  • Federal Judge Debunks Greg Abbott’s COVID-Fighting Rationale, Blocks Texas Governor’s Ban on Transporting Migrants

    08/26/2021 7:35:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 20 replies
    Law and Crime at msn ^ | 26 August 2021 | Adam Klasfeld
    In a win for the Biden administration, a federal judge blocked an executive order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) that would have banned the U.S. government from transporting migrants in the Lone Star State. Abbott issued the order under the banner of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone, a George W. Bush appointee, determined that the governor’s order violated the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and said Abbott’s rationale did not withstand basic scrutiny. “Indeed, recent data shows that ‘migrants generally test positive at similar or lower rates than Americans living in the counties where they...
  • Florida Gov. DeSantis and and Texas Gov. Abbott's Opposition to Masking Children Is Finding Agreement From Unlikely Sources

    08/23/2021 8:19:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/23/2021 | Brandon Morse
    The Democrats and their pet media have been blasting derision from every working screen and speaker about how dangerous and irresponsible Republican Governors like Texas’s Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis are for not forcing children to wear masks alongside adults.Since the ever-changing CDC guidelines now say that masking children is integral to stopping the spread of COVID-19, the left has gone into overdrive since Abbott passed his ban on mask mandates within the state of Texas and DeSantis with his executive order allowing parents to opt-out of masking their children if they please.Interestingly enough, Abbott and DeSantis may not...
  • Texas school board adds masks to dress code to get around Gov. Abbott's ban on mask mandates in schools

    08/18/2021 3:32:34 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/18/21 | Caitlin O'Kane
    Texas school board adds masks to dress code to get around Gov. Abbott's ban on mask mandates in schools By Caitlin O'Kane August 18, 2021 / 3:19 PM / CBS News A school board in Texas has added masks to their dress code – seemingly circumventing Governor Greg Abbott's ban on new COVID-19 restrictions. Face coverings are now part of the dress code for students in the the Paris Independent School District. In a statement about its amended dress code, the school district board said it believes the "dress code can be used to mitigate communicable health issues, and therefore...
  • Texas school district makes masks part of dress code to get around Gov. Abbott's order

    08/18/2021 3:02:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 8/18/21 | Phil Helsel
    A small Texas school district has made facial coverings part of its dress code, in a bid to get around Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning mask mandates. The board of the Paris Independent School District, which has about 4,000 students, said in a statement Tuesday that the governor's order does not usurp its ability to manage schools. "The Board believes the dress code can be used to mitigate communicable health issues, and therefore has amended the PISD dress code to protect our students and employees," the district said. The measure - which read "For health reasons, masks are required...
  • Rest Of Country Holds Recall Election On State Of California

    08/12/2021 10:19:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 08/12/2021 | Babylon Bee
    U.S.—Back in 1850, the Union voted to make California the 31st state. But now Americans are taking an unusual step: holding a recall election to undo this and kick California out of the United States. “It’s just not working out,” said Charles Mills, one of the millions of Americans who signed a petition to recall the state. “All they do is mess things up and then export how they messed things up to other states. Should have just left it a national park run by bears.” In the recall election, Americans will vote yes or no on whether they want...
  • Scarborough Blasts ‘Clowns’ DeSantis, Abbott — Mask Ban ‘Antithesis of Being Conservative’

    08/12/2021 7:49:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/12/2021 | Trent Baker
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Thursday went after Govs. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) for their moves to ban local school boards from imposing mask mandates on students as the country deals with the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Scarborough called the GOP governors “clowns” for “trying to consolidate power in a centralized state.” He said what the two leaders are doing is “the antithesis of being conservative.”
  • Runaway Texas Democrats file lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott for 'damaging their reputations' and causing them 'anxiety, discomfort and distress' after he threatened to arrest them upon their return to the state

    08/07/2021 9:31:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/07/2021 | Andrew Court
    Almost two dozen Texas Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C. last month in order to block two 'restrictive' voting reform bills proposed by Republicans have now filed a lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott - who is Republican - threatened to arrest the lawmakers when they eventually return to the Lone Star state after they packed onto private jets and flew to the nation's capitol on July 12. On Friday, 22 of the Democrats filed a complaint in federal court in Austin claiming that Republican attempts to bring them home for a special legislative session is a violation of their...
  • The Biden Administration Is Suing Greg Abbott for Trying to Protect Texans from COVID Positive Immigrants

    07/31/2021 9:15:52 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday threatened Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) with legal action over an executive order he signed on Wednesday which stopped ground transportation of illegal immigrants who might test positive and which directed any vehicle suspected of such a violation to be stopped and turned back. After Gov. Abbott refused to back down, Garland stayed true to his word and sued the state and its governor on Friday. The complaint states that Abbott’s executive order, issued Wednesday, interferes with the federal government’s ability to lawfully release and transport migrants, adding it violates intergovernmental immunity. “No State may...