• III@lemmy.world
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      15 days ago

      I just hope he bough Raphael a ticket too. That guy HATES being in Texas when the people there are suffering more than he legislates for.

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    I’m glad my Tax Dollars paid for his Vacation instead of LITERALLY ANYTHING TO HELP ANYONE AT ALL IN THE STATE!

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      14 days ago

      It’s not a vacation. He’s there on a planned political trip.

      I hate the defend the guy because he’s an idiot, but this outrage as if this is like when cruz fles the state on an actual vacation to avoid a situation he helped cause doesn’t make any sense.

      But then again, it’s not about making sense, it’s about being the most outraged over this.

      • fmstrat@lemmy.nowsci.com
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        “While I am in Taiwan, South Korea & Japan working on business deals worth billions, I remain in daily contact with Texas Division of Emergency Management & local officials to ensure preparation for Hurricane Beryl. Your safety is our top concern,” he wrote.

        Until investment transparency exists in Texas (and elsewhere) to show who’s pockets grow, it was a business trip worth billions. Texas is not his only business, and they are his top concern.

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          14 days ago

          So your complaint is that the stated purpose of the trip is not actually the purpose of the trip. I can’t disprove your conspiracy theory, but you’re effectively agreeing with me that the outrage is misplaced.

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            14 days ago

            If an on-call senior systems administrator has plans, but a server goes down, do they continue on with their plans? Or go work on it?

            Governor is a job title. You place yourself where your priorities are. There is no conspiracy in that.

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              We’ve gone from it being a vacation, to a conspiracy theory, to now out of order priorities.

              I agree that he should stay, but the ever shifting justification for the outrage, without any admission that the previous explanations were contrived, just kind of proves my point that this isn’t about being reasonable, but outraged.

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                I haven’t been on that ride with you. It’s been about priorities for me since my first comment (for this particular episode, of which there are many).

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                  Actually I take that back, I reread your comment and I misinterpreted it. My bad.

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        A hurricane has a serious impact on the people and infrastructure of a state. A governor unwilling to put an emergency among the people he was elected to represent ahead of a foreign investment trip deserves every drop of the outrage that he brings upon himself.

        This is an example of when outrage is real and deserved rather than manufactured. Your hand waving is out of place.

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          Whether he deserves “every drop of outrage” is subjective, so hard to argue with you on that.

          However, you’re arguing here a case of priorities, one I agree with.

          But the top level poster is claiming that he’s going on vacation instead. Which is not reasonable. It’s basically lying. Which is my point: it’s not about being reasonable (in your case pointing out misplaced priorities), it’s about being as outraged as possible (spinning it into a vacation).

          You seem like a reasonable person, so don’t defend this garbage.

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            13 days ago

            I do try to remain reasonable.

            I was commenting on the garbage decision of the governor to leave the state, rather than the garbage decision of OP to make up or repeat misinformation that it was outrage over a Cruz vacation. I’m with you on avoiding manufactured outrage.

            “It’s not a vacation. He’s there on a planned political trip.” can be seen defense of the governor when you omit the details.

            You didn’t just call out OP’s bad information garbage, you implied, whether intentionally or not, that there was no issue of what the governor was doing.

            That is what compelled my reply.

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              You didn’t just call out OP’s bad information garbage, you implied, whether intentionally or not, that there was no issue of what the governor was doing.

              In my own defense, I did not imply it, you inferred it probably because you interpreted any defense of him, despite being couched in trepidation of defending him at all, as a defense of the trip.

              I can see why explicitly not saying it I left this open to interpretation, so I don’t consider myself blameless, but I certainly did not imply it.

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    This is the guy whose very own Lieutenant Gov Dan Patrick suggested during the peak of Covid that the elderly should unretire and get back to work!, sacrificing themselves for… the economy. Seriously, that’s not a joke, that actually happened. Both Abbott and Patrick are likely technically of “elder” age. Mother Nature clearly demands vengeance by way of Texan blood, even if it’s the blood of hate filled shit-donuts like these two. We can round Cruz’s age to elderly too, because fuck it

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    16 days ago

    It certainly seems like the governor fancies himself president of Texas. Heads of state means leader of countries not US states.

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      I don’t understand what you mean. Nowhere in the article does Abbott call himself “head of state”.

      If you are upset that he is traveling internationally as Governor, know that this isn’t unique, governors go on international trade missions all the time, regardless of party affiliation.

      Tbh, this article seems like it’s grasping for outrage by comparing this to Ted Cruz going on vacation during a winter weather emergency. That was worth condemning, but this trade mission is actually a part of Abbott’s official duties and was planned before this Hurricane was even a tropical storm.

      • 𝔼𝕩𝕦𝕤𝕚𝕒@lemmy.world
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        Planned before problem? Seems easy enough to me. “hey SK, Japan, Taiwan I know I was supposed to attend a meeting but like, I’m expecting a major fuckin problem for my people, I’m sure you understand the problem of hurricanes and flooding.” Followed by a public statement “hey I’m here for my people, since we’re expecting a major storm.”

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        It bugs me that he is doing tasks better suited for the Secretary of State and that he is unwilling to reschedule to focus on an emergent issue in his jurisdiction.

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    isnt it kinda par for the course that republicans abandon texas in a natural disaster, and rush off to some safe, comfortable country until it passes?

    Meanwhile the evil liberal democrats aid organizations are on the ground before the rain stops giving help and aid to their constituents, who take it, then go home and cry about the evilbad demoncrats

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    Why should he care for his people? They were stupid enough to vote for him once (at least enough of them, fuck the others), they will stay stupid enough to vote for him again.

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      As long as he continues to persecute people with melanin and women, he’s fine. The insurance will cover the storm damage and they’ll blame the liberal media for the fifty percent increase in premiums that follow.

      Source: lived in this shit hole for twenty years and counting.

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        and they’ll blame the liberal media for the fifty percent increase in premiums that follow.

        They’ll probably blame the Democrats for the storm in the first place: “It’s the Democrats that talk about this climate change nonsense, and now they have created this hurricane to support their hoax!!!”

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    I mean he’s already a ghoul, is this that surprising? He’s been racing to see whose state can out-suck Louisiana, with him and DeSantis neck and neck for last place.