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(Texas Tribune)   Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has now fired six of his staff members that reported him to law enforcement for bribery   (texastribune.org) divider line
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2020-10-23 9:37:45 PM  
That's not at all suspicious
 
2020-10-23 9:39:49 PM  
He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?
 
2020-10-23 9:47:10 PM  

shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?


Is he pushing to execute random Neegras convicted on shady evidence defended by defenders picked from the local Klan roster?  If so, Texas is amazingly okay with this.
 
2020-10-23 9:57:56 PM  

shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?


He's paying off all the right corrupt MarthaFarkers.
 
2020-10-23 10:03:41 PM  
Luckily we don't see this sort of thing at the Federal level where we have all those Inspectors General to keep tabs on things.
 
2020-10-23 10:17:17 PM  

shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?


Those of us in the civilized enclaves are pretty sick of being held hostage by the rural farkbags but it takes some time to root out a system so thoroughly entrenched as these assholes are.

We're trying though
 
2020-10-23 10:32:45 PM  
Subby: Please use his full and correct title- It is the "Still under Felony Indictment Texas Attorney General".
 
2020-10-24 1:25:10 AM  
Illegal to fire whistleblowers, but he's a Republican, so laws don't apply to him.
 
2020-10-24 2:44:19 AM  

shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?


Texas loves executions. They should execute this guy.
 
2020-10-24 2:45:13 AM  
How is this asshole not in jail yet?
 
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2020-10-24 2:50:04 AM  
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Amazing how frequently Tea Partiers are criminals, isn't it?
 
2020-10-24 2:51:39 AM  
Well what did you expect him to do subby? Give them raises?

/Actually spreading the love/hush money might have helped.
//Greedy Texans.
 
2020-10-24 2:55:57 AM  
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2020-10-24 3:09:29 AM  
Has he tried NOT being a corrupt Republican sack of shiat?
 
2020-10-24 3:25:49 AM  
This shiatstain should have been in prison before even taking office. Him still walking free is a testament to the massive corruption in Texas government.
 
2020-10-24 3:42:03 AM  
It's time to name the Republicans for what they are, a criminal gang that needs to be in jail.  But, when the criminals are in charge, this is what happens.
 
2020-10-24 3:47:17 AM  
"A spokesperson for Paxton said the personnel changes were not related to the whistleblower allegations."

Then I'm sure they have extensive documentation that goes back for ages showing why these senior employees are all being shoved out the door right now, at the same time.
 
2020-10-24 4:13:20 AM  
Kaaaaan I getta sixnow sixnow six? Going for a sixaaaaand SOLD! Do I hear sevennow sev goin for a seven. Come on folks, you've seen his mugshot I'm waiting for a seven!

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Does this look like the face of an attorney general with clean hands? Sevnow seven now waiting for seven. Holding for seven
 
2020-10-24 4:25:27 AM  
"Any suggestion that this has to do with the whistleblower claims is false and demonstrates an unfamiliarity with the facts," Prior said. "There are a number of reasons for these separations that we cannot discuss at this time."

They're not even trying.

If there were legit reasons, they'd have leaked those. It happens every time. When they're not even trying, they claim "we can't discuss it" and then shut the fark up. It's the easiest thing in the world to do.
 
2020-10-24 5:09:37 AM  
How can he even have the power to do this while under investigation? Can't do the old suspension with pay until it is all cleared up? He will probably request that he gets to pick the person that will prosecute him too.
 
2020-10-24 5:26:04 AM  

groppet: How can he even have the power to do this while under investigation? Can't do the old suspension with pay until it is all cleared up? He will probably request that he gets to pick the person that will prosecute him too.


The Texas State Government is not exactly a model of good governance or clean politicians.
 
2020-10-24 5:26:07 AM  
Does the "law enforcement" they reported him to answer to him?
 
2020-10-24 5:45:53 AM  

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Eventually its just gonna be the whole US carved out away from Canada
 
2020-10-24 6:30:48 AM  

Walker: Illegal to fire whistleblowers, but he's a Republican, so laws don't apply to him.


In fairness, it's "pay a fine and possibly get fired" illegal, while the crime they reported is "go directly to jail" illegal.

So at least his math on why risking these other charges is worth disrupting the other investigation checks out. That's more competent corruption than you usually get from GOP idiots these days.
 
2020-10-24 6:36:35 AM  
Texas is a right to work state.. so people that are fired unjustly have very little they can do.. one exception to this is being fired for reporting illegal activity. Hopefully they sue the shiat out of the state.
 
2020-10-24 7:17:33 AM  
Game over, man! It's game over!
 
2020-10-24 7:28:58 AM  
Austin, being the capital, has/had a special investigating body that went after the circus that state government created and the performers who made headlines, until Rick perry shut it down by denying funding.    Being a politician is all about immunity.
 
2020-10-24 7:39:30 AM  
"A spokesperson for Paxton said the personnel changes were not related to the whistleblower allegations."


Did nobody read the article?  This was right there at the top!  He said it wasn't related to the whistleblower allegations.  Isn't this enough for everyone?

This is truly the nation's greatest witch-hunt if ever there was one.
 
2020-10-24 7:55:09 AM  
Quit trusting republicans.

They are owned by business and Russia.
 
2020-10-24 7:58:05 AM  
This is exactly why people talk about "job killing regulations".  If bribery and corruption weren't illegal, then he couldn't have been reported and he wouldn't have had to fire these workers.

Luckily, this is Texas so I'm sure it will all be taken care of soon.
 
2020-10-24 8:34:44 AM  

andrewagill: Game over, man! It's game over!


RIP
 
2020-10-24 8:51:46 AM  
He is scum.  His wife is scum.  they are the worst thing in texas politics and we have Dan Patrick, Ted Cruz and Louis Ghomert.

so paxton and his biatchwife have had the honor of stooping the lowest.  so maybe i'm being to harsh on scum.  whats lower than scum?
 
2020-10-24 8:52:20 AM  

fusillade762: Has he tried NOT being a corrupt Republican sack of shiat?


No, he hasn't. He's a criminal piece of shiat who should be disbarred and thrown in prison. And his biatch wife who took over his state senate seat should join him. The way he has gamed the system for five years to avoid trial on his securities fraud charge is total horseshiat.
 
2020-10-24 8:56:11 AM  

severedtoe: He is scum.  His wife is scum.  they are the worst thing in texas politics and we have Dan Patrick, Ted Cruz and Louis Ghomert.

so paxton and his biatchwife have had the honor of stooping the lowest.  so maybe i'm being to harsh on scum.  whats lower than scum?


Paxton comes from about the same distance south of the Canadian border that Cruz does from the north.  Then Dan comes from Baltimore, following Madeline Murray O'Hare to Texas.   Only Louis is actually a Texan.  He must have a magnetic personality.  Unless you hold the theory that Texas is frequently colonized by its betters.
 
2020-10-24 9:09:45 AM  

Halfabee64: andrewagill: Game over, man! It's game over!

RIP


I forgot that.

It sucks to remember it.
 
2020-10-24 10:33:36 AM  

FunkJunkie: shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?

Those of us in the civilized enclaves are pretty sick of being held hostage by the rural farkbags but it takes some time to root out a system so thoroughly entrenched as these assholes are.

We're trying though


Good luck guys, we need you. I hope this election shows TX Dems that they have the power to make changes if they turn out.
 
2020-10-24 10:34:54 AM  
So Texas doesn't have whistle blower laws?
 
2020-10-24 10:35:51 AM  

TorpedoOrca: Kaaaaan I getta sixnow sixnow six? Going for a sixaaaaand SOLD! Do I hear sevennow sev goin for a seven. Come on folks, you've seen his mugshot I'm waiting for a seven!

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Does this look like the face of an attorney general with clean hands? Sevnow seven now waiting for seven. Holding for seven


Dude looks like a Bond villain.
 
2020-10-24 10:57:40 AM  

PaulRB: It's time to name the Republicans for what they are, a criminal gang that needs to be in jail.  But, when the criminals are in charge, this is what happens.


Jail?

They deserve far worse, ugly as it is to say it.
 
2020-10-24 11:03:19 AM  
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2020-10-24 11:34:48 AM  

shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?


Here i sit
Brown button a flexin
Just gave birth
To another texin
 
2020-10-24 11:53:06 AM  

shastacola: He should be dragged out and tarred and feathered. Texas, what the fark?? Is this OK with you?


They're a bunch of Wyatt Earp wannabes playing their wild-wild west LARP fantasies, and 100% believe that a return to 1800's frontier America is what they want and need to MAGA.

None of them would last 5 seconds in real lawlessness.
 
2020-10-24 11:55:51 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: This shiatstain should have been in prison before even taking office. Him still walking free is a testament to the massive corruption in Texas government.


If this is the sort of person Texas elects for themselves, I can sorta see their general anti-government sentiment.

/They could easily fix this by not voting for corrupt wastes of skin
 
2020-10-24 12:25:16 PM  

Bonzo_1116: Dictatorial_Flair: This shiatstain should have been in prison before even taking office. Him still walking free is a testament to the massive corruption in Texas government.

If this is the sort of person Texas elects for themselves, I can sorta see their general anti-government sentiment.

/They could easily fix this by not voting for corrupt wastes of skin


But then they might have to not vote for a Republican!
 
2020-10-24 3:54:59 PM  

Latinwolf: So Texas doesn't have whistle blower laws?


Probably doesn't matter. The Roberts Court farked honest prosecutors in one of their classic 5-4 shiatshows.

Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 (2006) held that statements made by public employees pursuant to their official duties regarding issues of government misconduct are not "protected speech" under the First Amendment because you somehow stop being a citizen when you're doing a government job; therefore, a whistleblowing employee is subject to termination or other discipline.

In this case, Mr. Ceballos was an assistant prosecutor. The law and prosecutorial ethics he was obligated to abide by strictly forbade him from covering up any instance of prosecutorial misconduct he became aware of. The Court said, "Okay yes, we understand how you were obligated to report the misconduct, but tough shiat kiddo, we're also going to let your boss fire you for it because employers rule, employees drool. We sure hope this abortion of a ruling doesn't dissuade other honest prosecutors from reporting misconduct [wink] LOL."

We've got to be getting close to the "beyond dispute" point that this Rehnquist/Roberts Court is absolutely the worst in American history. Yes, other Courts produced colossal farkups like Dred Scott or Plessy v Ferguson, but this Court is just an unrelenting firehose of poorly reasoned legal diarrhea.

If you want to read a good analysis of the case, https://balkin.blogspot.com/2006/05/d​o​-public-employees-have-any-first.html
 
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