Confederate Statues, Same-Sex Diverse and A Texas Fort Knox

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In this PACKED show Imad and I discuss the insane amount of national headlines coming out of Texas this past week.

We talk about the Charleston shooting, how it has renewed a push to remove the statue of Confederate “hero” Jefferson Davis from the campus of UT, and the Texas NRA member who blamed the pastor for not arming his congregants.

We go over a major Texas Supreme Court decisions that prevented the Attorney General from barring the divorce of a same-sex couple.

Then there is the conspiracy theorists who think the recent rains are part of a government plot to destroy Texas and who also want to see the state repatriate its gold into its own Fort Knox.

And if that wasn’t enough, the Pope gave his Encyclical about climate change the same week as Gov. Abbott signed a bill limiting lawsuits against large polluters. Welcome to Texas folks!




About Author

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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