It wasn’t surprising to hear that Trump was targeting disaster relief funds earmarked for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the wildfires in California. After all, Hillary Clinton won handily in both those places in 2016 and punishing them by taking away desperately needed funding is exactly the kind of mean-spirited, cold-hearted retribution we’ve come to expect from Trump.
But now even Fox News is reporting that Trump will also strip disaster recovery funds from two big states he won: Florida and Texas.
The way Donald Trump sees it,
He’s building the Wall ’cause we need it.
To protect the nation,
He’ll use condemnation,
And if he needs your land, he’ll just seize it.
38%v to 39%
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating. Among independents, Cruz holds a 20% to 53% approval rating.
As Rick Perry’s place in the polls recedes,
It’s time to drop out of the race, he concedes.
But he seems imminently fit
For an ambassadorship,
When Texas, inevitably, secedes.
Jade Helm 15 has the state quaking in its boots, defenseless.
The governor has called out the National Guard — he’s reckless!
Sure, they recently threatened
To stage a vote for secession,
But still, why on earth would Obama want to invade and take over Texas?
Last week, Texas’ new governor, Greg Abbott, announced what was arguably the most militaristic anti-government action taken by a U.S. governor since the Civil War. Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to muster in Bastrop County this summer to protect local residents while United States troops, including Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs, conduct training exercises there. The governor’s orders instructed the Guard to ensure that Bastrop County residents’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”