More High Profile Investigations in Texas, Plus The Trumpocalypse

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What does Donald Trump, Scientology and Jade Helm all have in common? We discuss them in this week’s Left in Texas podcast!

I’ll start posting the show notes for reference. Be sure to subscribe to Left in Texas on itunes, and as always we love your feedback — thanks for listening!

  1. Open carry banned at Whataburger
    1. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/iconic-burger-chain-takes-stand-against-texas-new-open-carry-n390806
  2. Jade Helm week 1: Jade Helm 15 watchdog writes off liberals as ‘useless’: ‘I can’t wait to kill thousands of these f*cks’
    1. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/jade-helm-15-watchdog-writes-off-liberals-as-useless-i-cant-wait-to-kill-thousands-of-these-fcks/
  3. Gov. Abbott Arms Nation Guard after shooting.
    1. http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/07/18/governor-sounds-call-to-arms-for-texas-national-guard/
  4. Cobra kills man in Austin, later found dead
    1. gator kills man near beaumont
  5. Trump and Cruz are best friends, weird as hell
    1. http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/30557/ted-cruz-and-donald-trump-are-the-gops-newest-best-friends
    2. Cruz Silent, Perry calls for Trump to exit race
      1. Perry: Trump to bow out. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/18/perry-trump-should-withdraw-from-race-after-saying-john-mccain-is-not-a-war-hero/
      2. Trump says Perry should take IQ test for debate.
    3. Trump also calls McCain a loser for getting captured during Vietnam war. WTF?
      1. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/18/424169549/trump-lashes-out-at-mccain-i-like-people-who-werent-captured?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150718
  6. Abbott vetoes mental health care bill because….scientologists?
    1. http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/30552/greg-abbott-vetoes-bipartisan-mental-health-bill-at-behest-of-extortionist-cult
  7. Abbott blocks Tesla, Jalopnik calls him an idiot
    1. http://jalopnik.com/texass-governor-is-an-idiot-when-it-comes-to-tesla-1718228609
  8. Abbott and Paxton launch investigation over planned parenthood video
    1. http://www.texasobserver.org/planned-parenthood-baby-body-parts-video-is-a-misleading-distraction/
  9. Paxton own legal troubles
  10. Troopers investigating #SandraBland found dead in Texas jail
    1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/17/texas-jailed-woman-suicide-sandra-bland/30284367/
  11. Dude, I miss Perry, sorta.
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Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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