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(Yahoo)   Texas Republicans consider their hatred of the federal government is a point of pride, with the state having sued the feds no less than 48 times in the last 8 years. Yessir Texas has no use for those overbearing bureaucrats...until the rains fall   ( yahoo.com) divider line
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2017-09-01 02:16:26 PM  
Yea but, will Texans continue to fight the Feds after this?
 
2017-09-01 02:17:59 PM  
Those bureaucrats are the "good ones."
 
2017-09-01 02:22:22 PM  
Why don't they secede and rid themselves of this meddling bureaucracy?
 
2017-09-01 02:31:56 PM  

raerae1980: Yea but, will Texans continue to fight the Feds after this?


Pfft.  They'll be talking about secession while cashing the checks.
 
2017-09-01 02:42:19 PM  

enry: raerae1980: Yea but, will Texans continue to fight the Feds after this?

Pfft.  They'll be talking about secession while cashing the checks.


*sighs*
So they won't learn from this?   Typical....
 
2017-09-01 02:44:23 PM  
Abbott when the rain fall

s.yimg.com
 
2017-09-01 02:46:40 PM  
Republican motto: Conservatism for thee, but not for me
 
2017-09-01 02:55:29 PM  
Don't worry - They'll be back to their Fed hatin' ways in no time. Most people don't have flood insurance there, and FEMA grants are capped at around $33K.  Most folks will get far less.  And that's IF congress appropriates funds.
 
2017-09-01 03:14:46 PM  
There is a a simple formula for dealing with disaster relief spending.  The State matches municipal dollars.  The Feds match Municipal/State dollars combined.

For instance, if Houston wants/needs $20B, they must to commit to spending $5B and Texas needs to find $10B.  Not sure if formulas already exist but if not, they should be written into law.
 
2017-09-01 03:57:48 PM  

mrshowrules: There is a a simple formula for dealing with disaster relief spending.  The State matches municipal dollars.  The Feds match Municipal/State dollars combined.

For instance, if Houston wants/needs $45B, they must to commit to spending $5B and Texas needs to find $10B.  Not sure if formulas already exist but if not, they should be written into law.


My math was farked
 
2017-09-01 04:23:13 PM  

mrshowrules: mrshowrules: There is a a simple formula for dealing with disaster relief spending.  The State matches municipal dollars.  The Feds match Municipal/State dollars combined.

For instance, if Houston wants/needs $45B, they must to commit to spending $5B and Texas needs to find $10B.  Not sure if formulas already exist but if not, they should be written into law.

My math was farked


0_O
 
2017-09-01 04:55:58 PM  

gopher321: mrshowrules: mrshowrules: There is a a simple formula for dealing with disaster relief spending.  The State matches municipal dollars.  The Feds match Municipal/State dollars combined.

For instance, if Houston wants/needs $45B, they must to commit to spending $5B and Texas needs to find $10B.  Not sure if formulas already exist but if not, they should be written into law.

My math was farked

0_O


Math HARD.
 
2017-09-01 05:04:32 PM  

raerae1980: enry: raerae1980: Yea but, will Texans continue to fight the Feds after this?

Pfft.  They'll be talking about secession while cashing the checks.

*sighs*
So they won't learn from this?   Typical....


I hate to say it, but Texans aren't different than lots of American family farmers or CEOs.
 
2017-09-01 05:26:08 PM  
Solution: give Texas back to Mexico.

Bonus points: build a wall at the Texas-US border.
 
2017-09-01 05:27:27 PM  

mrshowrules: mrshowrules: There is a a simple formula for dealing with disaster relief spending.  The State matches municipal dollars.  The Feds match Municipal/State dollars combined.

For instance, if Houston wants/needs $45B, they must to commit to spending $5B and Texas needs to find $10B.  Not sure if formulas already exist but if not, they should be written into law.

My math was farked


Wouldn't that be $30B?  5+10+15?

Maybe your simple formula isn't so simple...
 
2017-09-01 05:28:04 PM  
It's ok, it will all work out now for Houston, and for everyone;  Trump has just declared Sunday a day of prayer for Houston.  Rejoice!
/asshole.
 
2017-09-01 05:29:17 PM  

Krieghund: mrshowrules: mrshowrules: There is a a simple formula for dealing with disaster relief spending.  The State matches municipal dollars.  The Feds match Municipal/State dollars combined.

For instance, if Houston wants/needs $45B, they must to commit to spending $5B and Texas needs to find $10B.  Not sure if formulas already exist but if not, they should be written into law.

My math was farked

Wouldn't that be $30B?  5+10+15?

Maybe your simple formula isn't so simple...


Aaargh...$20B.  5+5+10.

I was told there would be no math
 
2017-09-01 05:30:31 PM  
Yeah, yeah, by now we all know that Republicans are hypocritical assholes who depend desperately on federal money but biatch when anyone else gets it.

(wanking motion)
 
2017-09-01 05:32:16 PM  

whither_apophis: Abbott when the rain fall

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Cruz, his eyes closed

img.fark.net
 
2017-09-01 05:35:21 PM  
Texans should just grab their guns, drive down to the Saudi-owned Motiva refinery complex in Port Arthur and hold it hostage until they pay up.
 
2017-09-01 05:38:39 PM  
Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.
 
2017-09-01 05:38:46 PM  

EyeballKid: Solution: give Texas back to Mexico.


Why you hate Mexico?
 
2017-09-01 05:40:34 PM  

mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.


Said the guy white knighting Texas republicans.
 
2017-09-01 05:42:37 PM  

mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.


They're getting criticized for being hypocrites, many of these same people didn't want to support NJ after Sandy.
 
2017-09-01 05:44:39 PM  
Inspirobot generated thiz inspirational quote and i had to come to the potatoe tab to share:

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2017-09-01 05:45:34 PM  

EyeballKid: Solution: give Texas back to Mexico.

Bonus points: build a wall at the Texas-US border.


No. I don't want any Texans jumping the Red River into my state. They're annoying enough when they're just here for vacation.
 
2017-09-01 05:46:17 PM  
ITT: "And therefore, we shouldn't help Harvey survivors!"

/You may not actually say it, but the insinuation is there...
 
2017-09-01 05:48:54 PM  

mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.


NJ and NY pay plenty in to the federal government too, but when they needed help those "conservative" Texans thought they shouldn't get it, and voted accordingly.

Now they need it themselves and they are signing a different tune. We can all see through the bullshiat rationalization they're using by comparing these two similar things.

That's why your post is bullshiat.
 
2017-09-01 05:49:15 PM  

JAYoung: Texans should just grab their guns, drive down to the Saudi-owned Motiva refinery complex in Port Arthur and hold it hostage until they pay up.


They should have grabbed their guns to fight off that evil 0bama created hurricane and fought back the floods. Or maybe asked Jebus for help.
 
2017-09-01 05:51:00 PM  

mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.


Both Texas senators voted against the exact same aid they are asking for now.
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-harvey-aid-sandy-vote-2​0​170828-story.html

Both lied about why they did it:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/ap-fact-check-texas-g​op-misstates-sandy-aid-package/2017/08/30/1715dc9e-8dc8-11e7-9c53-6a16​9beb0953_story.html?utm_term=.e6190fece553

That is the point, that actually happened, unlike that "first to call 911" stat you pulled out of your butt to make a point then called everyone a 5 year old for not knowing.

/yeesh
 
2017-09-01 05:51:49 PM  
The reality is that I don't even have to read the article to know the level of hypocritical farkery that these assholes have, and will continue to engage in.
I do really wish it wasn't true, but if wishes were horses, I'd be knee deep in horse sheit.

I wish the best for the people of Texas, other than the ones who keep voting for those idiots.
Hey, I'm donating to the relief fund regardless, so don't get all attitudinal.
 
2017-09-01 05:53:09 PM  

mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.


Liberals don't hate police. They hate police brutality.
 
2017-09-01 05:54:17 PM  

hokiethug1992: It's ok, it will all work out now for Houston, and for everyone;  Trump has just declared Sunday a day of prayer for Houston.  Rejoice!
/asshole.


Wait, what?

*Google's*

Oh FFS.....
 
2017-09-01 05:54:34 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Yeah, yeah, by now we all know that Republicans are hypocritical assholes who depend desperately on federal money but biatch when anyone else gets it.

(wanking motion)


Lalala lala la lala lala

img.fark.net
 
2017-09-01 05:56:34 PM  

mongbiohazard: mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.

NJ and NY pay plenty in to the federal government too, but when they needed help those "conservative" Texans thought they shouldn't get it, and voted accordingly.


That was only because all them commies, Mooselimbs, blacks 'n gays need to suffer.
 
2017-09-01 05:58:27 PM  

Flappyhead: hokiethug1992: It's ok, it will all work out now for Houston, and for everyone;  Trump has just declared Sunday a day of prayer for Houston.  Rejoice!
/asshole.

Wait, what?

*Google's*

Oh FFS.....


Hopes and prayers go out to all those chemical processing plants near Houston to ensure that they will not be burdened with safety regulations that prevent them from blowing up.
 
2017-09-01 06:01:33 PM  
Given that state AGs in most states seem to have basically nothing to do but sue the federal government these days, how does that compare with other states of similar population?  I tried to look it up but it seems to be kind of a difficult question since you can't technically sue "the federal government" due to sovereign immunity, just specific departments.

I mean... California has sued the DOJ within the last two farking weeks, so clearly this isn't the rare "accomplishment" TFA is claiming.  48 suits in eight years actually feels... a bit on the low side.  A state with 30-40 million people only got enough of them pissed at the feds to push a government of the opposition party to sue once every two months, even with a depression going on?
 
2017-09-01 06:01:54 PM  

OdradekRex: Don't worry - They'll be back to their Fed hatin' ways in no time. Most people don't have flood insurance there, and FEMA grants are capped at around $33K.  Most folks will get far less.  And that's IF congress appropriates funds.


Note that they also wouldn't take federal money for medicare that went to poor texans (which in turn was spent on texan doctors/hospitals).  They really hate any money that doesn't go directly into the hands of rich white texans.
/can't belive the Walton family couldn't persuade them otherwise
//check must not have been fast enough
///they do play with legislatures, don't they?
/V jr. billionaires play with sports teams, big billionaires play with governments
 
2017-09-01 06:03:14 PM  

Percise1: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Yeah, yeah, by now we all know that Republicans are hypocritical assholes who depend desperately on federal money but biatch when anyone else gets it.

(wanking motion)

Lalala lala la lala lala

[img.fark.net image 800x588]


I remember the reaction to this news item on conservative blogs back then, people trying to square this with their "red states = hard workin' taxpayers/blue-states = leeches on red states" dichotomy. It was mainly about how New Mexico has national laboratories, and that's the big culprit. It still doesn't explain why all the supposed welfare-sucking blue states aren't at the top of the list.
 
2017-09-01 06:04:35 PM  
I was told there would be no math.
 
2017-09-01 06:05:58 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Given that state AGs in most states seem to have basically nothing to do but sue the federal government these days, how does that compare with other states of similar population?  I tried to look it up but it seems to be kind of a difficult question since you can't technically sue "the federal government" due to sovereign immunity, just specific departments.

I mean... California has sued the DOJ within the last two farking weeks, so clearly this isn't the rare "accomplishment" TFA is claiming.  48 suits in eight years actually feels... a bit on the low side.  A state with 30-40 million people only got enough of them pissed at the feds to push a government of the opposition party to sue once every two months, even with a depression going on?


Don't know the national numbers for comparison but this isn't the first time Texas' penchant for lawsuits has been noticed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/27/why-texas-l​i​kes-to-sue-the-federal-government-a-lot/
 
2017-09-01 06:06:59 PM  

OhioUGrad: They should have grabbed their guns to fight off that evil 0bama created hurricane and fought back the floods. Or maybe asked Jebus for help.


Gov Perry is on it!

68.media.tumblr.com
 
2017-09-01 06:07:27 PM  
with the state having sued the feds no less than 48 times in the last 8 years

And California and other blue GOVERNMENT IS THE BEST!!! states are suing it because they hate Trump's policies. Everybody sues the feds.
 
2017-09-01 06:08:10 PM  

mod3072: Yeah, and left-wing protesters who like to shout "fark the police" are the first ones to call 911 when they hear a bump in the night. Just because the Texas state government doesn't always agree with everything that the feds do doesn't mean that they're going to turn down federal aid during an historic disaster. FFS, I swear everyone here is 5 years old.


Nope! Only ever called the police once in almost 50 years. That was to try to get help for my septuagenarian mother who was 30 miles away. Farking useless waste of time, idiots did show up before I could have (just barely) and accomplished nothing other than waste my time. Actual quote form the 911 convo...
"If you are so concerned, why are you not there?"
"Because I'm 30 miles away, I told you that, you idiot! Being the police department in that town, isn't your job to respond to emergency calls?"
"We have officers on route..."
"It has been 10 minutes, in a town of 50k. How long does it take you? Fark this, I'm on my way..."
Those farks were as useless as your brain is. I took care of the issue myself later that night.

left-wing protesters
And who is the 5 year old? Simply deplorable...
 
2017-09-01 06:08:10 PM  
The bootstrap store got flooded.
 
2017-09-01 06:12:50 PM  
Personally, the current situation in Texas is because of Texans.  Yes, there was rain, but ALL of them were so hell bent on making sure that they were unprepared that they are suffering far beyond what the situation called for.

They are certainly not suffering far beyond what they should because they are typically fat, lazy, traitorous morons, who love Trump and every person who tries to f**k the environment over.  They hate the US, they hate the environment.  The deserve to suffer and then die.

Texans are like the f**king idiots in "the State of Jefferson" who biatch about everyone else until a disaster comes along that they made worse by their own stupidity, then they expect everyone else to help them because they are far too lazy to do it themselves.

They elect Cruz who says "f**k you" to everyone else and then wonder why that sack of s**t doesn't have everyone else on their side when they have problems.  They have their vile evangelicals who mouth "Jesus!" so that they can fleece idiots out of their money and then say f**k you when people need help.

Show me one good Texan and I will show 1000 who are garbage.  Let they secede like they have been yelling about and then let them f**king die.

Tell ya what, Texans, if you pile all those guns up, maybe that will keep out the water, you dumb f**ks.
You remember when that evangelical, pro-life Texan became president and murdered over 1 million Iraqis and destroyed the economy?

From what is read, Texans only want hopes and prayers.  How 'bout I hope you drown and pray that you all die?

Because clearly, the only reason that nature hit you this hard is because God hates all Texans.
 
2017-09-01 06:14:26 PM  
Conservative Texans are like FARK "independents" : racist, hypocritical and full of shiat.
 
2017-09-01 06:16:32 PM  

rosebud_the_sled: Personally, the current situation in Texas is because of Texans.  Yes, there was rain, but ALL of them were so hell bent on making sure that they were unprepared that they are suffering far beyond what the situation called for.

They are certainly not suffering far beyond what they should because they are typically fat, lazy, traitorous morons, who love Trump and every person who tries to f**k the environment over.  They hate the US, they hate the environment.  The deserve to suffer and then die.

Texans are like the f**king idiots in "the State of Jefferson" who biatch about everyone else until a disaster comes along that they made worse by their own stupidity, then they expect everyone else to help them because they are far too lazy to do it themselves.

They elect Cruz who says "f**k you" to everyone else and then wonder why that sack of s**t doesn't have everyone else on their side when they have problems.  They have their vile evangelicals who mouth "Jesus!" so that they can fleece idiots out of their money and then say f**k you when people need help.

Show me one good Texan and I will show 1000 who are garbage.  Let they secede like they have been yelling about and then let them f**king die.

Tell ya what, Texans, if you pile all those guns up, maybe that will keep out the water, you dumb f**ks.
You remember when that evangelical, pro-life Texan became president and murdered over 1 million Iraqis and destroyed the economy?

From what is read, Texans only want hopes and prayers.  How 'bout I hope you drown and pray that you all die?

Because clearly, the only reason that nature hit you this hard is because God hates all Texans.


O_o
 
2017-09-01 06:17:09 PM  

FEMA

img.fark.net

When the rains fell.

 
2017-09-01 06:17:17 PM  
So lets see...

Sandy hits, Texas rep. votes against aid for Sandy on BS reasons.  Texas, all in all, has always biatched about the Union, sued them, been a PITA, etc.  They are, I lived there, that's how that state 'unanimously' thinks.  I'm not saying ALL Texans still want to succeed, but if you don't get that vibe there you're not paying attention; I actually know some incredibly nice, reasonable logical Texans.  Ok not really, but it's a polite platitude.

My point... Yes, Texas sucks so hard the trees on Oklahoma point south.

But all in all isn't the point of the Union that we're willing to come to the aid of ALL our citizens, not just the ones we deem fit?

/We have to be better than Cruise on this really.
 
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