Left in Texas: Gamergate, Tiny Houses & Ken Paxton’s Problems

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Imad and I are back with this week’s rundown of Texas politics on the Left in Texas Podcast!

We start the show talking about video games, and the recent announcement by SXSW on their summit addressing sexual harassment in gaming. Imad himself is a video game reviewer for The Daily Dot so he gives a bit of background on the gamergate issue.

Then we move on to recounting the hateful and misinformed rhetoric that was used to defeat HERO, and what I believe will be the results of the Mayoral race in Houston [spoiler alert!]— Sylvester Turner.

We also discuss how Jeb Bush’s flailing campaign is entering Rick Perry territory and what, one Austinite did to make him a national embarrassment.

Then there is Greg Abbott’s assault on the immigrant community that resulted in being called out by grassroots conservatives for not calling a special session to deal with “sanctuary cities.” Aaaand we give an update on Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal troubles. HINT: He’s playing the victim card, and trying to politicize the prosecution.

Ohh and we also talk about an Austin company called Kasita that made international headlines for its innovative tiny houses and how they can transform affordable housing.

Have a listen and give us feedback on Twitter at @LeftinTexas!

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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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