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(Chron)   Texas Governor Greg Abbott is serious about border security. So much so that he took $1 billion in federal emergency aid disbursed during the COVID-19 pandemic to fund the Texas National Guard's border security mission, Operation Lone Star (OLS)   (chron.com) divider line
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2022-10-07 3:46:29 AM  
Money down the drain if you believe his  complaints about the border.
 
2022-10-07 4:51:05 AM  
Thief.
 
2022-10-07 4:58:46 AM  
Willing to spend whatever it takes far s political stunt to boost himself.

https://www.sacurrent.com/news/another-texas-national-guard-soldier-on-greg-abbotts-border-mission-dies-by-apparent-suicide-30010067
 
2022-10-07 5:06:45 AM  

olorin604: Willing to spend whatever it takes far s political stunt to boost himself.

https://www.sacurrent.com/news/another-texas-national-guard-soldier-on-greg-abbotts-border-mission-dies-by-apparent-suicide-30010067


He's killed more US soldiers than he's stopped refugees
 
2022-10-07 5:07:06 AM  
That seems criminal but par for the course.  Did any of the governors actually use COVID relief funds for COVID?
 
2022-10-07 5:17:47 AM  

olorin604: Willing to spend whatever it takes far s political stunt to boost himself.

https://www.sacurrent.com/news/another-texas-national-guard-soldier-on-greg-abbotts-border-mission-dies-by-apparent-suicide-30010067


Sounds more to me lie "killed by republicans, and denied justice".
 
2022-10-07 5:20:29 AM  
I'd say

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but he's always been like this.
 
2022-10-07 5:26:34 AM  
How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?
 
2022-10-07 5:27:41 AM  

edmo: Money down the drain if you believe his  complaints about the border.


It proves the operation is necessary, and that Biden personally knocked the wall down to lead dangerous criminals into rural red state America.
 
2022-10-07 5:28:05 AM  
I hope Texas gets a very harsh winter this year.
 
2022-10-07 5:28:08 AM  

Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?


IOKIYAR!
 
2022-10-07 5:36:56 AM  
Texas should have to pay that back.  With interest.
 
2022-10-07 5:45:29 AM  
Money for nothing.
 
2022-10-07 6:27:58 AM  

Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?


This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.
 
2022-10-07 6:29:55 AM  

Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.


And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.
 
2022-10-07 6:39:09 AM  
If the border is open like he says, then who are all the uniformed officers Abbott and others are always getting their pictures taken with?  What do they do?
 
2022-10-07 6:40:48 AM  

Blahbbs: If the border is open like he says, then who are all the uniformed officers Abbott and others are always getting their pictures taken with?  What do they do?


They blow federal money, 24/7
 
2022-10-07 7:05:06 AM  

qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.


I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.
 
2022-10-07 7:10:15 AM  

Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.


No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.
 
2022-10-07 7:15:08 AM  
So what?
 
2022-10-07 7:19:57 AM  

qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.


No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.
 
2022-10-07 7:23:18 AM  

Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.

No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.


You're not "observing", you're making a concrete prediction about the future. How do you imagine you're supporting a course of action by pointing out that you believe it's doomed to failure?

People don't have to be "of import" to listen to you or talk to other people. This pervasive idea that every Farker is an individual shouting into the void and not participating in discussion is insane.
 
2022-10-07 8:05:12 AM  

qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.

No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.

You're not "observing", you're making a concrete prediction about the future. How do you imagine you're supporting a course of action by pointing out that you believe it's doomed to failure?

People don't have to be "of import" to listen to you or talk to other people. This pervasive idea that every Farker is an individual shouting into the void and not participating in discussion is insane.


Charlie Brown is never kicking the football, bud.
 
2022-10-07 8:06:52 AM  

qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.

No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.

You're not "observing", you're making a concrete prediction about the future. How do you imagine you're supporting a course of action by pointing out that you believe it's doomed to failure?

People don't have to be "of import" to listen to you or talk to other people. This pervasive idea that every Farker is an individual shouting into the void and not participating in discussion is insane.


Or hes hopeing people get tired of nothing happening and they actualy do something. Like vote.

But untill something actualy happens hes not wrong. And thats what realy hurts dont it?
 
2022-10-07 8:07:01 AM  

Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.

No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.

You're not "observing", you're making a concrete prediction about the future. How do you imagine you're supporting a course of action by pointing out that you believe it's doomed to failure?

People don't have to be "of import" to listen to you or talk to other people. This pervasive idea that every Farker is an individual shouting into the void and not participating in discussion is insane.

Charlie Brown is never kicking the football, bud.


So yes, you are actively discouraging even attempting to "kick the football". Great, glad we could clear that up.
 
2022-10-07 8:07:33 AM  

Mcavity: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.

No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.

You're not "observing", you're making a concrete prediction about the future. How do you imagine you're supporting a course of action by pointing out that you believe it's doomed to failure?

People don't have to be "of import" to listen to you or talk to other people. This pervasive idea that every Farker is an individual shouting into the void and not participating in discussion is insane.

Or hes hopeing people get tired of nothing happening and they actualy do something. Like vote.

But untill something actualy happens hes not wrong. And thats what realy hurts dont it?


He is wrong, because he can't see the future and his predictions have no bearing on it.
 
2022-10-07 8:09:50 AM  
It is funny how these idiots complain about people coming over the border and then when they don't have enough to work their garbage jobs with shiat pay they cry about how nobody wants to work.
 
2022-10-07 8:27:29 AM  

qorkfiend: He is wrong, because he can't see the future and his predictions have no bearing on it.


And yet the chances Abbott will be charged with a crime for this is nil.

At the absolute most he might, just maybe, loose an election.  But he will never ever have to face personal consequences.
 
2022-10-07 8:33:54 AM  
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2022-10-07 8:41:27 AM  
The neighbor kid who wasn't enjoying college and then joined the Army Reserves to pay for that college. He was called up as part of the Lone Star thing. He had to miss a couple semesters of college to get paid to sit in a hotel and play cornhole as part of Operation Lone Star. His involvement was limited to driving a few trucks. His Trumper parents were proud that "Abbott was doing what Biden won't do". They eventually complained about the waste of money that it was, but still were cheering on Abbot's human trafficking stunt. 

The kid is now out of college, living at home and looking at truck driving schools.
 
2022-10-07 8:43:03 AM  
It's bad that it was a total waste of a staggeringly huge amount of money.
It's awful that it has also created massive disruption and difficulty in the lives of the Guard members assigned to these completely non-essential posts. And it has created huge dissatisfaction and burnout within the Guard many of whom are quitting as soon as they can as a result. Recruitment will be taking a hit too.
 
2022-10-07 8:53:09 AM  
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2022-10-07 8:53:20 AM  
Proud Texans are okay with this.   Their power grid is a mess, but they're keeping "those people" out, so it's all good.   The rest of the states are subsidizing this shiathole.
 
2022-10-07 8:59:27 AM  
Y'all, border walls are expensive ok?!?!?

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2022-10-07 9:58:25 AM  

virulent_loser: I'd say

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but he's always been like this.


I am currently watching this movie (and almost to this scene), so I'm getting a kick...
 
2022-10-07 10:01:23 AM  
Here we go again
 
2022-10-07 10:07:47 AM  

Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?


Apparently federal funds are delivered via blank check. Or a pallet of cash.
 
2022-10-07 10:34:45 AM  

qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.


Quick, name a prominent conservative from their leadership in prison. No google, name one off the top of your head.
 
2022-10-07 10:36:36 AM  

Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: qorkfiend: Goimir: Ragin' Asian: How the hell is this legal and not a misallocation of federal funds?

This is why we say "ANGH".

Because nothing ever does.

And obviously that means nothing can ever happen in the future, right? And also why you have to so often zealously redefine "nothing".

Gotta wonder why you want Abbott to get away with it.

I make a simple statement. You jump around to twist it into something else entirely.

Can you farking admit that there exists a class of people in this country that does not in fact face justice the way they should?  That is what ANGH means.

Yeah, the past doesn't mean the future.  But Republicans are only more partisan now, which isn't going to make things happen any better.

No, I'm observing that you're actively attempting to discourage anyone from doing anything. That's what your repeated intonations of "ain't nothin gonna happen" mean.

No, I'm purely observing.  I have no idea where you're getting the idea that I'm discouraging anyone from doing anything, or that anyone of import actually listens to me.


There's a group of people on FARK that believe that our posts can rewrite reality or something.
 
2022-10-07 11:03:39 AM  
Abbott's just his own version of the little Dutch boy.  Instead though, when the dijk is really holding back the national treasury from leaking to opportunists (instead of the sea downing the land), and instead of stopping the leak, he was catching it all -- claiming finders keepers.

His Other People's Money principle applies to both the federal government but also local governments and school districts.   He wants play sheriff and be long gone before anyone notices the money is missing or misspent.
 
2022-10-07 12:03:02 PM  
GOP up-and-comer Kari Lake has a fantastic cost-cutting measure for securing our borders... we'll just use Russian soldiers!
 
2022-10-07 12:40:35 PM  
Been seeing some good ads on the old rabbit ears. Listened to a rainbow fentanyl ad on the radio. Truly bonkers. Drugs being handed out. If only.
 
2022-10-07 4:57:43 PM  

Jumbled: Blahbbs: If the border is open like he says, then who are all the uniformed officers Abbott and others are always getting their pictures taken with?  What do they do?

They blow federal money, 24/7


A Billion can buy a lot of Lone Star - a American Adjunct Lager style beer brewed by Pabst Brewing Company. It was one of the first industrial lagers.
 
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