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Pretty soon, you run out of other people's money. #BadPolitics
It won't be long before California tries to tax the rich and middle class for breathing air.
BadPolitics 
3 hours ago
The end of free speech will not come by government diktat. #BadPolitics
It will be driven by political pressure on private companies who will be forced to repress speech that one side views as "hateful".
BadPolitics  Democracy_has_a_half_life 
yesterday
Boss Turner turns his focus (temporarily) to HISD. #HALV
Which, after much public fanfare and glowing news articles, will soon be replaced by the next public PR opportunity.

What, exactly, has Sylvester Turner accomplished while in office?
HALV 
yesterday
The perpetual election machine rolls on. #BadPolitics
"Up next: a special election to fill the impending vacancy in Alvarado's House District 145."

//-Which will lead to another special election to fill the role vacated by Alvarado which will lead to another special election.....etc. etc.
BadPolitics 
yesterday
An erratic opinion writer should not be telling us what we (as Texans) want. #BadMedia
Grieder is a mess. As is this column, it bounces all around before finally making a point that is not totally clear.
BadMedia 
2 days ago
City controller questions spending on airport terminal project. HoustonChronicle.com
Boss Turner starts the process of tightening his grip on the HAS.
HALV 
2 days ago
Transition Team. Lina Hidalgo
Well, she got a who's who of unrpoductive class progressive people.

No big surprise there.
HALV 
6 days ago
Shock and OUTRAGE(!) that there are idiots in political parties. HoustonChronicle.com
Curious if they're as fired up about the black panthers and members of La Raza in Democratic leadership positions?

Guessing no.
BadMedia 
7 days ago
Mayor Turner's HISD Power Play. #HALV
Interesting tack. Can't see where the money is in this but I'm sure it's there.
HALV 
7 days ago
Houston to Vote on $3 Million for Live Music at Airport. Charles Blain, Texas Scorecard
h/t Kevin for this world classiness watch.

I hope this is for IAH only. I happen to like the live classical trio that plays at Hobby.
HALV 
7 days ago
An Interview with the HISD Interim Superintendent "with additional context" added......wait, what? #BadMedia
Were I a public servant I would NOT sit down and interview with the Chron considering they've now made the decision to basically editorialize after every answer.

What the hell Chron?
BadMedia 
8 days ago
Wait, the DJ did something sexist and it's European Football that's to blame? #badMedia
Seems that all the Euro football players were uncomfortable.

It also seems like this is a tempast in a teapot.
BadMedia 
8 days ago
How can they get this so wrong? #ShuterTheEdBoard
Car makers aren't "going greener" by ending sedans, they're accepting reality and building more SUVs and trucks.

They even say that in this editorial.

Just shut it down.
ChronBlog  BadMedia 
8 days ago
A 100-day agenda for Harris County’s new Democratic majority. Jay Aiyer, HoustonChronicle #HALV
Jay wants huge spending increases and a voting system that lets everyone vote regardless of who they are and how often they want to vote.

We'll probably get that, eventually, and tax increases and policies that make it brutal for the poor to buy a home.

We're also getting immigrant infrastructure and crony paybacks.


So, Jay should be happy.
HALV 
8 days ago
If voters vote to give this crew a tax increase. Houston is doomed. #HALV
"HISD leaders also floated the possibility of asking voters to approve a tax increase that could generate up to $130 million dollars for district operations"

//-Giving this collection of mush-puddles more money would be akin to voter malpractice.

But...this being Houston. I'm betting it would pass with almost 60% of the vote.
HALV 
8 days ago
The GOP should focus on simplifying, broadening the code, rather than just cutting rates. #PostGOP
The Democrats aren't going to do it. The GOP could lead here in a way that both enhances revenue AND cuts tax rates for most citizens.
PostGOP 
9 days ago
The Chron's "Conservative" columnist luvs her a Socialist. #BadMedia
She's horrid, and nowhere near a conservative, and not even a serious political thinker.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
11 days ago
Judge blocks implementation of Prop B after police union sues. HoustonChronicle.com
Why is the HPOU suing? And what standing do they have here?

Confused.
HALV 
11 days ago
The ugly truth behind Amazon's beauty contest. UnHerd
Don't agree with all of his "solutions" but the corporate welfare thing is bang on.
BadBusiness  BadPolitics 
12 days ago
Ramsey's opinion columns are usually dense, this one is no different. #BadMedia
He doesn't have the intelligence to figure out that these "big companies" losing the breaks would just pass them on to the consumer.

Thus hurting the poor.
BadMedia  TLSPM 
13 days ago
Just.Don't.Watch.It.Then. #BadHumanity
Fortunately I'm buying these classics on Blu-Ray and DVD before the more awful among us have them taken off the air.
BadHumanity 
13 days ago
The dumbest non-story you're going to read today. #BadMedia
Outlets like Marie Claire should really stay away from politics, it's embarrassing.
BadMedia 
13 days ago
Silly TX Senator convinces himself of silly things. HoustonChronicle.com #BadPolitics #texaspolitics
88% of the voters didn't vote for you b/c of school vouchers sir.

They voted for you because a) you were the Republican candidate in a very red district b) because you have name ID within said district and c) because you had no Democratic opposition.
BadPolitics  TexasPolitics 
13 days ago
This is mind-warpingly stupid. #BadHumanity
Yahoo! is where all of the shit on the Internet gets an audience.
BadHumanity 
13 days ago
Texas property tax notices confuse homeowners and don’t comply with state constitution, expert says. HoustonChronicle.com
Most of the people against property tax reform regularly protest their own taxes FWIW. What they want is for folks who are too poor, or too busy to not take advantage of that.
TexasPolitics 
14 days ago
Also: Why there is no gambling in Texas
Because Louisiana and the Oklahoma Tribes understand this would happen to them, and pay dearly to keep it from happening to them.
BadGambling 
14 days ago
A bleak future. #PostGOP
Unless something changes, new voices, an actual vision etc. this is the future of the GOP Nationwide.
PostGOP 
14 days ago
The GOP continues to slice away at differing voting blocs. #PostGOP
Pretty soon the party will be what some consider "pure" and they will be totally out of power.
PostGOP 
14 days ago
Houston council hires law firm to advise city on Prop B legal questions. HoustonChronicle.com
"The mayor initially planned to seek a contract with Norton Rose the morning after Election Day, but delayed the vote over concerns that hiring the firm would look like “a middle finger” to the voters, as District G Councilman Greg Travis put it."

Turner's always felt that way about the voters.
HALV 
14 days ago
Did a Rave Review Really Shut Down Portland Burger Bar Stanich’s? Willamette Week
A reminder that you really don't know the people who are serving you, or the ones that write about them.
BadMedia  FoodBorg 
14 days ago
As always, it's about the money. #BadPolitics
"Flatt said the government’s climate assessment could build the case for carbon taxes by providing specific estimates for economic costs of climate change and “continue to put pressure on at least setting the tax to reflect that (cost).”
BadPolitics 
15 days ago
The Houston v. Dallas "rivalry" is entirely the construct of the media. #BadMedia
Normal Dallasites and Houstonians don't care.

I wish they'd get that through their heads.
BadMedia 
15 days ago
Of course this is "Florida Man". #BadHumanity
He probably voted in the last election as well.
BadHumanity 
23 days ago
31 Takes: Can Vegas get on track? (Yes, but some things need to change) .yahoo!
Not only puck-luck, but the defense needs to get it's act together.
BadSports 
23 days ago
How the Beto Bubble Could Burst . POLITICO Magazine
Not a bad article on Beto! to be honest. Takes a little shine off his reputation as the next great thing.

Probably a very realistic look at the cult of personality surrounding him as well.
TexasPolitics 
23 days ago
The social media outrage machine may have gotten it wrong (again). #badMedia
Never believe anything you see on Twitter until it gets verified.
BadMedia 
23 days ago
Will Stanich's Ever Reopen? Why America's Best Burger Spot Closed Down. Thrillist #FoodBorg
"If there was one main negative takeaway from the raging fires of food tourist culture and the lists fanning the flames, it was that the people crowding the restaurant were one time customers. They were there to check off a thing on a list, and put it on Instagram. They weren’t invested in the restaurant’s success, but instead in having a public facing opinion of a well known place. In other words, they had nothing to lose except money and the restaurant had nothing to gain except money, and that made the entire situation feel both precarious and a little gross."

//-The FoodBorg goes National   
FoodBorg 
27 days ago
Could Generation X save the world? (No) UnHerd
As a Gen-X member myself I have to say we're not the saviors. We don't have the drive to be either.
BadPolitics 
28 days ago
The days of a purple Nevada are over and done with. #BadPolitics
The Republican crumbling there is as bad as it is in California, or Harris County Texas for that matter.
BadPolitics 
28 days ago
Placing blame on small-town mayors for large scale crisis seems misdirected. #BadPolitics
I know nothing about this lady, but the failure here should be placed at the state level.
BadPolitics 
28 days ago
What does America want? (hint: for everyone but ourselves to have to sacrifice) Henry Olsen, UnHerd
The American dream is for everyone but "me" to give up their lifestyle so I don't have to change my own.
BadPolitics 
29 days ago
I would be more inclined to agree with this blowback against corporate welfare if it were not so selective. #badPolitics
It's easy for politicians to rail against "some" corporate welfare. Hard to rail against all of it.

(Ocasio-Cortez has supported welfare for investment in certain communities for example)
BadPolitics 
29 days ago
Houston layoffs spurred by Prop B vote avoidable, some experts say. HoustonChronicle #HALV
Of course they are, but Turner is throwing a fit and won't hear any differently.
HALV 
29 days ago
Investigators search office of ex-Harris County GOP chairman Jared Woodfill. Houston Chronicle
Not sure how Woodfill's personal politics fit into this story but there you go.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
4 weeks ago
Agree with his statement or no, Young was acting as a private citizen at a political rally. #BadPolitics
He was not in the pulpit, or speaking at the church.

You're free to disagree with him, but he violated no rule here.
BadMedia  HALV 
4 weeks ago
Channel 2 investigates why shady car mechanic accused of illegal practices was never charged. KPRC.com
Unfortunately, at the end, the reporter makes a call for.....


More regulation. Which never helps anything.
BadMedia  HALV 
4 weeks ago
Houston Chronicle retracts stories with questionable sources. khou.com
It's almost as if he was given marching orders by the Editorial department, and had to try to find a way to fit those directives into his story.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
4 weeks ago
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