Three Men and Tres Hombres. Those are the new killer ads brought to you by Coulda Been Worse that will start running tomorrow. The three pieces of sh_t featured are Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and AG Ken Paxton. The ads will get women, including women who speak Spanish, riled up for sure.
If I am a GOPer running statewide in Texas, I don’t think I would oppose the President Joe Biden proposal to forgive some student loan debt. Here is from the Chron today:
WASHINGTON — More Texans would benefit from President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt than residents of nearly any other state — and 1.6 million would have their balances completely cleared — according to new White House estimates released as Republicans call it an unconstitutional giveaway to the elite and seek to derail it.
More than 3.3 million Texans would be eligible to have at least $10,000 forgiven and most people in that group, 2.3 million, would have $20,000 forgiven. Texas is second only to California in the number of residents that would benefit from the debt forgiveness plan, according to the estimates, which were compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.
This dumbsh_t needs to go. The following is all about nothing. Kind of like the Seinfeld of court filings. Also, from the Chron:
Several other Republican attorneys general joined Paxton in bashing the Biden administration, largely over previous policy decisions they disagreed with.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday attacked the Biden administration in a federal court brief as part of a case involving the seizure of records from former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida.
Paxton, a Trump ally who has joined the former president in falsely claiming the 2020 election was marred by widespread voter fraud, filed a friend of the court brief in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He argued the government under President Joe Biden cannot be trusted to act appropriately in the case involving Trump.
Paxton alleged, in a meandering nine-page argument, that the Biden administration has acted unethically in several cases. Those instances were largely policy differences, such as attempting to put in place a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, ending Trump-era immigration rules and extending a moratorium on evictions during the pandemic. Paxton also attacked the White House for its conduct unrelated to the federal courts or Trump, alleging that the administration sought to censor information about COVID-19 and also mislead the public about illegal immigration via the U.S.-Mexico border.
Paxton said federal courts, as a consequence, should not trust statements by the Justice Department about the more than 10,000 documents agents seized from Trump’s Florida home in a court-authorized search on Aug. 8. Some of those documents had been designated with the highest security classifications, the Justice Department has said in court filings.
“At a minimum, this Court should view the Administration’s assertions of good-faith, neutrality, and objectivity through jaundiced eyes,” Paxton wrote.
The attorneys general of Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia joined the brief. Paxton said this was because their states had experienced the same unethical conduct by the Biden administration in court. With the exception of Kentucky, each of those states had joined Paxton’s unsuccessful lawsuit last year seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Friend of the court, or amicus, briefs have no formal role in deciding cases; judges are free to heed or disregard their arguments as they wish.
Though presidents appoint Justice Department officials including the attorney general and FBI director, the department historically has operated with a high degree of independence when investigations concern political figures. The current FBI director, Christopher Wray, was appointed by Trump. And Biden said he was unaware of the raid at Trump’s home until the former president disclosed it on social media.
Talk about a waste of taxpayer money. This crook is more interested in representing Trump than Texas.
The Chron hard copy also has a story about Beto and arsehole Abbott spending a combined $8 million on Spanish language ads. It is about time. I wonder how it will impact Latino voter turnout.
From AP last night:
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has hit his 60th home run of the season, matching Babe Ruth’s total from 1927. Judge is now one shy of the American League record of 61 homers, set by Yankees outfielder Roger Maris in 1961.
Good for All Rise. I don’t have a problem with this. It is good for MLB. He is a great player.
Astros backup catcher Yainer Díaz got his first MLB base hit last night. Today is Yanier’s 24th birthday. What a birthday present. Happy Birthday, Yanier!
From a Tags tweet last night about King Tuck:
Kyle Tucker became the 18th player in club history to drive in 100 runs in a season.
From the Chron:
Other current Astros who have reached the century mark in a season are Alex Bregman (2018, 2019), Yuli Gurriel (2019) and Yordan Alvarez (2021).
The rest of the Astros’ 100-RBI club members are Lance Berkman, Jeff Bagwell, Moises Alou, Richard Hidalgo, Derek Bell, Bob Watson, Carl Everett, Jeff Kent, Jim Wynn, Lee May, César Cedeño, Glenn Davis and Morgan Ensberg.
King Tuck will be key to how deep we go in the playoffs.
98-51. 8 games ahead of the Yankees with 13 to play.