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Some tax increases are worse than others to local pols. #HALV
While crying over SALT Brown is complicit in Turner's plan to bust the rev cap and tax Houstonians until their eyes bleed.
HALV 
yesterday
The Chron Ed Board is insane. #ShutterTheEdBoard
Calling for the repeat of the same actions and expecting differing results.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
yesterday
The Chron wasted resources on this opinion piece masked as "news". #BadMedia
Which tells you all you need to know about Houston's struggling, middling regional daily.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
yesterday
Unnecessary escalation. #HALV
In a close fire situation pistols would be preferable to an AR-15.
HALV 
yesterday
Can we put this to rest already? #BadHumanity
Where's the "reflection" of the camera that took the shot?
BadHumanity 
2 days ago
The American Heart Association does the drug industry a solid. #BadScience
"Eight million more people will be instructed to start medication and 14 million will have to increase their current regimen."

//-Not based on their health, but based on some arbitrary numbers.
BadScience 
2 days ago
The Chron's Austin Based business columnist wants another pricey government fix. #BadMedia
For a man who constantly declares his hesitancy to call for government to interfere in markets, he sure calls for government interference in markets quite a bit.
BadMedia 
2 days ago
Donald Trump vs. Lavar Ball: Who's right? Who's Wrong? Who Cares? Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports #BadHumanity
Lavar and the Bronzed Ego are the worst of us.

That they suck up all of the oxygen says plenty.
BadHumanity 
2 days ago
The great lie of religious nonpartisanship is being slowly exposed. #BadPolitics
This was never a problem when only the left was mobilizing from the pulpit, now that the right is though.......
BadPolitics 
2 days ago
Blaming Trump is a convenient dodge of the faults of the Texas GOP. #TXLV
A Democratic takeover would be disastrous for the State, but it might be inevitable at this point.
TXLV 
2 days ago
Your weekly reminder that Houston does not protest well. #HALV
By independent accounts there were around 100 people at this "protest".

Meh.
HALV 
2 days ago
Where is all of the money needed for this Houtopia going to come from? #BadMedia #HALV
Oh, that's right....raise the rev cap.

Also, a reminder that this person was hired by the Chron to report on local business.
BadMedia  HALV 
2 days ago
Life comes at you fast.
This is awkward. Especially for Democrats, who have been positioning Merkel as the global "anti-Trump".
BadPolitics 
2 days ago
We Were Young. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
Yglesias doesn't even bring a knife to a gun fight with Williamson.
BadHumanity 
5 days ago
When ugly people do ugly things, ugly outcomes happen. #BadHumanity
If you have an outstanding warrant for fraud, should you really be drawing attention to yourself?

This lady is trying to blame politics for her stupidity.
BadHumanity 
5 days ago
This is not the problem that the media wants you to think that it is. #BadMedia
Trump is, at the least, selecting conservative judges.


That is not an issue unless you're a lefty who has forgotten that elections mean something all of the sudden.
BadMedia 
6 days ago
"Tax them until their eyes bleed". Houston Chronicle #ShutterTheEdBoard
When a newspaper board becomes the mouthpiece of the administration instead of the champion of the people it has lost it's way.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
6 days ago
Interesting how Houston chooses to regulate certain industries over others. #HALV
"The city's Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department is crafting the rules, with input from the companies,"

As opposed to ride-sharing regs, which were initially created with input from competitors.
HALV 
8 days ago
It's amazing how ignorant Houston's media is about it's number one industry. #BadMedia
MOST of this new electricity is going to come from natural gas. And where do you think all of the plastics in these new wonder vehicles comes from?

If you said oil.....
BadMedia 
8 days ago
It's possible the Chron's Austin based economic columnist is losing it. #BadMedia
"Frequent readers of this column know that I am no fan of government interference in markets."

He then goes on to explain who the government should interfere with the market. IN a way he likes.

That's the key.
BadMedia 
9 days ago
There are plenty of walkable neighborhoods in Houston, just not where this New Urbanist wants them to be. #BadMedia
It's amazing how the same people continue to dominate the urban planning discussion in Houston.

Maybe it's because the Chron only listens to one POV?
BadMedia 
9 days ago
Piling on is easy, where was this column 4 weeks ago? #BadMedia
The signs were there that the Texans were going to be a mess. Even WITH Watson.
BadMedia  BadSports 
9 days ago
Shame is more for our benefit than to punish others. #BadHumanity
We shame because it makes us feel better about ourselves, and convinces us that our tribe is holier than the others.
BadHumanity 
12 days ago
It's a good thing we passed that "texting while driving" ban isn't it? #TXLV
You cannot legislate stupid from harming itself, as we sadly see here.
TXLV 
13 days ago
Of all the legitimate criticism that can be pointed at Fox News, this one is just odd. #BadMedia
I mean, is Yahoo! really arguing here that two people having two different reactions is a BAD thing?

(In an snark piece not labelled as such FWIW.)

Hackish.
BadMedia 
13 days ago
"Winning" Isn't Winning. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review #PostGOP
Barring something drastic, November 2018 will be the "wave" election so many Democrats have been hoping for.

Any doubts what Trump does then?
PostGOP 
13 days ago
Lawlessness sure, but let's bust the revenue cap first. #HALV
You are looking live....at a city with no leadership.
HALV 
13 days ago
Turner wants his bonds now, ignoring Millions that are unissued. #HALV
"Houston voters in the 2001, 2006 and 2012 bond elections approved $247 million in road bonds that remain unissued, largely because voters in 2010 chose to shift away from debt financing and charge a monthly drainage fee on property owners to pay for those improvements instead. Another $25 million in housing bonds dating back to 2001 remain unused."

//-Wasteful.
HALV 
13 days ago
The publication that gives you soft-porn Mondays, and Trump meme Wednesdays is mad people aren't voting. #ShutterTheEdBoard
Most, if not all, meaningful local coverage is hidden behind a paywall.

Maybe if they stopped funding this waste of money they could report more on local issues?
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
13 days ago
Spinning a transit service disaster with "record ridership". #BadMedia #HALV
Yes, Metro had "record ridership". Many of whom were forced to hop on due to street closures and missed the entire parade. Which the Chron calls "tardy to the party".

Pathetic.
BadMedia  HALV 
14 days ago
Oh shut up. #BadScience
EVERYTHING is a "known carcinogen" according to some.
BadScience 
14 days ago
This is one deduction that needs to go away. #BadPolitics
Encouraging students to get into deep debt for an education some don't need is irresponsible.

But the media is clearly taking the special interests side in this.
BadMedia  BadPolitics 
14 days ago
The lesson from this is going to be how little newspaper movie crits matter. #BadMedia
The fact is, like restaurant critics, few care about what they write any more.
BadMedia 
15 days ago
The LockStep begrudingly admits that the LockStep is out of step with voters. #TLSPM
"This year's legislative session - and the special session that followed - took a toll on his reputation among capitol observers, but his approval rating remains comparatively high."

Maybe because life outside of the Austin bubble is different than life on the inside?
TLSPM 
15 days ago
Suddenly the Chron is concerned about ballot language? #ShutterTheEdBoard
Yet they stayed silent during the Parker years when referendum after referendum was poorly, and misleadingly, worded.

Shut. It. Down. Chron.
BadMedia  ChronBlog 
15 days ago
I guess special interests are bad again. #BadPolitics
Nevermind that Planned Parenthood donates roughly ten times what the NRA does.

You're not going to get a full vetting of the issue in the media.
BadPolitics 
16 days ago
If you accept this report as true, then some uncomfortable questions follow.
In order to "stop" climate change if man-made activity is primarily to blame then a whole bunch of people are going to have to die to stop it.

1. Who goes first?
2. Who gets to determine who goes?
3. How do they go?
BadScience 
16 days ago
The Convention and Visitor's Board in every city is a cesspool. #BadPolitics
"You will never find a bigger hive of scum and villainy" than in your town's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
BadPolitics 
19 days ago
Why you should never listen to anything Rob Lowe has to say. #BadHumanity
Noted sexual predator Rob Lowe weighing in on Baseball is fantastic theater though.
BadHumanity 
19 days ago
The continued diminishment of the NFL is startling to watch. #BadSports
Remember when they were the "top dog" sports league?

Those days seem long ago.
BadSports 
19 days ago
For Houston it was just too much good sports fortune. #BadSports
The Texans are about to become an unwatchable mess. Fortunately, we're at the point in Houston where the weather makes doing other things on Sunday enjoyable.
BadSports 
19 days ago
Twitter is a damn menace (Part Whatever) #BadTech
I'm increasingly tempted to say goodbye to the rapidly declining cesspool
BadTech 
19 days ago
The same people who decry special interests in politics will rely on the same to kill the tax bill. #BadPolitics
The fact is politicians LOVE them some special interests, provided they're ones they either agree with for the time being or can use to forward their political position.
BadPolitics 
20 days ago
Two months after Harvey, city may allow hundreds of new homes in floodplain. Houston Chronicle
IF the developer comes through on his elevation and detention promises this COULD be OK.

But, should it flood the residents would be trapped.
HALV 
21 days ago
The problem is more with a poor-on field MLS product. Not the Astros. #BadSports
Even at the playoff level MLS soccer is fourth or firth tier.

That's just a fact.
BadSports 
22 days ago
Swamp Things. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
KW has been the most consistent, and most accurate, voice on Trump from the jump.
BadPolitics 
22 days ago
I think highlighting an animated piece of shit pretty much says it all. #BadTech #BadMedia
I'll ask again: The price points of all technology trend lower over time yet cellphones have increased despite not appreciably advancing in technology.

Why is this?
BadTech  BadMedia 
22 days ago
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