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French G.

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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2021, 03:31:05 PM »

Perhaps this is part of their plan to usher in Pres. Harris.  Get the delta variant coof ricocheting around the White House.

Agree. Joe gracefully dies of the Rona letting them handily sidestep the fact they elected a mentally feeble old man. He becomes a hero and a reason why we must all lock down again. With new powers of course. I am sure plan A was 25 months so the vp could have two terms of their own but I think they see that neither the president or the congressional majority will make it that far.
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2021, 07:03:09 PM »

Well,  the Ponysoldier President has  been vaccinated so it's unlikely he will die of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN- - - - - ooops, covid19.   (   :facepalm:  )
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2021, 07:26:53 PM »

Well,  the Ponysoldier President has  been vaccinated so it's unlikely he will die of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN- - - - - ooops, covid19.   (   :facepalm:  )

That’s how dangerous this new strain is! We must shelter in place and wait for government food distribution!

Seriously, it’s a bit tinfoil but right now is Joe Biden more useful to his party dead or alive? We already know that to them there is no bridge too far.
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2021, 07:48:31 PM »

That’s how dangerous this new strain is! We must shelter in place and wait for government food distribution!

Seriously, it’s a bit tinfoil but right now is Joe Biden more useful to his party dead or alive? We already know that to them there is no bridge too far.

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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2021, 09:56:38 AM »

"I'm a foolish old man that has been drawn into a wild goose chase by a harpy in trousers and a nincompoop."

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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2021, 01:59:38 PM »

Will these brave souls get the Pres. Medal of Freedom, or will The Party create a new medal for them?
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2021, 03:00:10 PM »

Will these brave souls get the Pres. Medal of Freedom, or will The Party create a new medal for them?

Do Democrat legislators have souls?  (I have my doubts about a few Republicans too)
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2021, 05:23:22 PM »

Do Democrat legislators have souls?  (I have my doubts about a few Republicans too)

If they have enough melanin.

https://duniamagazine.com/2014/12/melanin-the-reason-why-africansblacks-have-soul/
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2021, 08:27:51 AM »

Yeah, so I guess it's more of a "follow the money" thing than an "OMG! Voting rights!" thing.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-orourke-group-raises-600000-for-texas-democrats-in-dc-report
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2021, 08:50:14 AM »

Why do you need that information.. plebe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfisklNvcVM
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2021, 12:38:02 PM »

Why do you need that information.. plebe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfisklNvcVM

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Case in point.

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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2021, 06:30:09 PM »

So, no Dr Pepper or hairspray available anywhere in DC? Or are the people who just got like a million dollars in donations claiming they are so strapped for cash that they can't buy a can of soda?

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/07/25/the-dallas-democrats-are-collecting-dr-pepper-and-salsa-for-care-packages-to-send-to-the-texas-house-dems-in-d-c/

Also, if the link is accurate, why are they still being paid a $200 per diem? Abbott needs to shut that *expletive deleted*it down.
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2021, 08:56:26 AM »

So, no Dr Pepper or hairspray available anywhere in DC?

Solved.

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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2021, 08:57:42 AM »

So, no Dr Pepper or hairspray available anywhere in DC? Or are the people who just got like a million dollars in donations claiming they are so strapped for cash that they can't buy a can of soda?

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/07/25/the-dallas-democrats-are-collecting-dr-pepper-and-salsa-for-care-packages-to-send-to-the-texas-house-dems-in-d-c/

Also, if the link is accurate, why are they still being paid a $200 per diem? Abbott needs to shut that *expletive deleted*it down.
I don't know for certain but I got the impression there were political reasons to keep the legislature in session.  I think special sessions are 30 days, but it has been a long time since civics class. 

I was told by someone that there was a way they could declare them delinquent and appoint replacements, but I have my doubts about that. 
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2021, 10:47:51 AM »

I don't know for certain but I got the impression there were political reasons to keep the legislature in session.  I think special sessions are 30 days, but it has been a long time since civics class. 

I was told by someone that there was a way they could declare them delinquent and appoint replacements, but I have my doubts about that.

So keep the legislature in session. That doesn't explain why legislators who aren't even in the state, let along attending the session, are getting paid a per diem.

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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2021, 11:15:42 AM »

They don't really get a salary to speak of.  I think per diem is their pay for the most part.  And I do not know the answer.  If they are out of state, it should be cut.
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2021, 11:24:19 AM »

So keep the legislature in session. That doesn't explain why legislators who aren't even in the state, let along attending the session, are getting paid a per diem.

I don't know how state gov (or privileged politicians) work, but in fed.gov you only get per diem reimbursement after the trip, and after you have submitted a travel voucher with receipts. And you can't travel in the first place without travel orders.

If this isn't official travel, which these dems seem to not only admit, but flaunt, they should be getting zero dollars.
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Re: Those Texas Democrats
« Reply #42 on: Today at 12:46:18 PM »

Wiki has this for salary. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Legislature
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State legislators in Texas make $600 per month, or $7,200 per year, plus a per diem of $221 for every day the Legislature is in session (also including any special sessions). That adds up to $38,140 a year for a regular session (140 days), with the total pay for a two-year term being $45,340.[5][6] Legislators receive a pension after eight years of service, starting at age 60.[7]
Since they only meet for 6 months every other year, the pay is per diem while the legislature is in session. 

I think there is actually more money available maintain offices in their home district and Austin, but I don't have that info.   
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