Left in Texas 91: Real guns & fake farts

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It was a big week for ridiculously random and strange Texas politics! For the week of December 7th, Imad and I discuss the fake mass shooting at UT, Ted Cruz‘s bump over Trump, and Abbott backing WrestleMania.

Show notes:

  • UT at SCOTUS – Scalia says blacks don’t do well at advanced schools.
  • GUNz –
    • Fake mass shooting today at UT
    • Personal arsenal stolen from Waller county Sheriff’s car.
  • Ted Cruz
    • The Donald finally goes on the attack as Cruz takes over Iowa polls
    • Former Teens For Cruz Chairman now backing Bernie Sanders
    • Cruz’s story on teen jailed for Jesus is fake
  • Texas backs off of Syrian refugees as they settle into Texas
    • Southeast Texas Imam who says he was forced to resign because he agrees with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump about temporarily barring new Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S.
  • Houston Teen dies before her parents make it to the States.
  • Doctor and activist detained on flight in Houston for looking Muslim

Welcome to Texas:

  • Abbott approves $3 million for Wrestlemania
  • Gay marriage cases cost texas $600k
  • Arsenal of guns stolen from Waller county sheriff
  • A Texas grandmother who became the oldest person to complete an annual beer mile contest says she would’ve run faster if she’d been drinking scotch. “I don’t have any secrets, I just wanted to prove to my daughter that I could run and drink beer,”
  • Austin population passes 2 million
  • Texas Rep backs secession
  • Protest at Arabic Immersion Magnet School

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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