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Three aides of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D) indicted; will this doom her reelection prospects in November ?


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7 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

Good evening HAIF Family. I'm assuming y'all heard about these indictments:

https://twitter.com/KXAN_News/status/1513819309310726147

 

https://twitter.com/GrooganFox26/status/1513570753953902601

 

Does anyone think this will doom her reelection prospects on November 8th ?

A.) YES

B.) NO

C.) TBD

 

As is, probably not, but I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty about it as we move towards November.  Will this even go to trial before then?

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Depends. Does your regular layperson really read about these indictments? If I were to do a poll, and asked first if you even heard about any of this, I'd imagine many would say that they didn't. Then if I asked further questions ranking issues of the day in combination with these indictments, which would be pooled into "general corruption", it would rank very low. What will get Hidalgo out is if people see that her actions have contributed to larger issues of concern. She was a huge advocate for lockdowns and various covid restrictions. If the opposition wants her out then they need to assign blame for aspects of inflation to her. Will they? I don't know. Is that a reasonable thing to do? I haven't done enough digging to know if accusations like these would be valid, but from a political tactical standpoint the one side does this all the time. Its a tool of political intrigue. Its nasty and not fair, but it is what it is.

Personally I didn't like Lina Hidalgo when in Houston. Full disclosure, for many years I'm a registered independent or "unaffiliated voter". Overall all I'm glad straight ticket voter is a thing of the past. It only encourages polarization, tribalism, furthers the two party divide of which I detest. It has seen terrible Republicans and Democrats get into office and only survives to maintain whatever parties hegemony, or artificially inflate ones success if the message is right. To me Lina Hidalgo rode a wave, and even though I don't like career politicians, for every rule there is an exception, and Emmett was one of those exceptions. I don't like placing overly charged statements like "she is out of her league", or "she should have stayed in her lane" because I don't like when people do that for me. My dislike of Hidalgo comes from her actions in office. I didn't like how she rode the wave, but observed if it was deserved, and over time she hasn't really done anything that tells me she either deserved it or needs another term to prove herself.

If the right issues stick to and those that want her out are strategic with their approach to get her out then she will get out, but I wouldn't be surprised if she remains because people forget to replace positions that actually matter and only focus on the "important seats".

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Harris County is now pretty much a "votes blue no matter who" county, even without having a straight ticket button at the polls.  Hidalgo is very popular among Dems, with many hoping that she runs for congress or governor some day.  The fact that the Texas Rangers conducted a raid as part of this investigation pretty much shows that this is being driven by Austin.  Harris County DA has been willing to run with this because they know that it will more than likely be dismissed by a Harris County district court.  If there was really something there, the Feds would have gone after it.  

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This editorial from the Chronicle last week makes it seem there's a great likelihood this was all a political hit job, which should surprise . . . nobody, considering Harris County is enemy number 1.  With criminal Ken Paxton at the helm, I sure as hell wouldn't put anything past him.   

But let the process work itself out, I guess.

Editorial: Did Texas Rangers miss a key fact in probe of Lina Hidalgo’s office? (houstonchronicle.com)

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1 hour ago, s3mh said:

Harris County is now pretty much a "votes blue no matter who" county, even without having a straight ticket button at the polls.  Hidalgo is very popular among Dems, with many hoping that she runs for congress or governor some day.  The fact that the Texas Rangers conducted a raid as part of this investigation pretty much shows that this is being driven by Austin.  Harris County DA has been willing to run with this because they know that it will more than likely be dismissed by a Harris County district court.  If there was really something there, the Feds would have gone after it.  

I can agree to a point. The last election overall saw a swing in suburbs from one party to another. It stands to believe, if one believes the latest polls and general trends, that suburbs potentially will swing the other way. The Dems definitely have a stranglehold on anything within 610. Outside of that is where things get a bit fishy. Remember I'm no Republican or Democract, but looking at trends from last election Republicans are growing minorities, especially among new asian immigrants and Latinos (look at counties like Zapata for reference). Harris County being blue no matter who is not a done deal, not when Houston is atypical of a bunch of American cities where a substantial portion of the county is still suburbs which traditionally have been a Republican stronghold. We will know this upcoming election if 2020 was an outlier, or the start of a new trend. Even the latest polling on left leaning sites show Republican surges in nearly all key demographics with the only lagging demographic being white college educated women. Thats it. Everywhere else the R's have made substantial gains. While Hidalgo might be saved by just having a D in front of her name, or popular with the Progressive wing on the party, if Progressives and their policies are losing in popularity country wide then it stands to believe that Houston will see a major reversal. I don't see Houston being one that bucks current trends. In fact I see Houston as being one which heavily reinforces trends. Again we will have to see. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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On 4/13/2022 at 10:58 AM, s3mh said:

Harris County is now pretty much a "votes blue no matter who" county, even without having a straight ticket button at the polls.  Hidalgo is very popular among Dems, with many hoping that she runs for congress or governor some day.  The fact that the Texas Rangers conducted a raid as part of this investigation pretty much shows that this is being driven by Austin.  Harris County DA has been willing to run with this because they know that it will more than likely be dismissed by a Harris County district court.  If there was really something there, the Feds would have gone after it.  

Considering that Hidalgo had been eyeing the TX Governor's Mansion in 2026. The raid by the Texas Rangers, DPS, etc., tells me her political career is OVER & I think whoever is the GOP nominee by May 24th (Mealer or Martinez) will almost certainly be the next Harris County Judge on November 8th due to 2022 being a GOP wave year & using the playbook of VA Governor Glenn Youngkin (R), whom I see as a future President.

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On 4/13/2022 at 10:58 AM, s3mh said:

Harris County is now pretty much a "votes blue no matter who" county, even without having a straight ticket button at the polls.  Hidalgo is very popular among Dems, with many hoping that she runs for congress or governor some day.  The fact that the Texas Rangers conducted a raid as part of this investigation pretty much shows that this is being driven by Austin.  Harris County DA has been willing to run with this because they know that it will more than likely be dismissed by a Harris County district court.  If there was really something there, the Feds would have gone after it.  

Would the Feds have jurisdiction over an essentially local matter like this in preference to the State, which oversees local and state officials?  And if they did, does anyone really believe that the Biden administration DOJ would pursue this against a rising star in the Democratic party unless they were forced to?  Absence of Fed interest doesn't indicate anything.

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52 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

Considering that Hidalgo had been eyeing the TX Governor's Mansion in 2026. The raid by the Texas Rangers, DPS, etc., tells me her political career is OVER & I think whoever is the GOP nominee by May 24th (Mealer or Martinez) will almost certainly be the next Harris County Judge on November 8th due to 2022 being a GOP wave year & using the playbook of VA Governor Glenn Youngkin (R), whom I see as a future President.

I doubt this will sink her career.  She hasn't been indicted, only her aides.  Plus she's young enough to ride out whatever storm it causes (which doesn't look like much of one at the moment).  Given how much the Democrats have messed up, though, there's at least a fair chance she'll be unemployed by the coming red wave.  If so, look for her to pop up as a Democratic party operative a la Stacey Abrams while she waits for her next opportunity.

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57 minutes ago, august948 said:

I doubt this will sink her career.  She hasn't been indicted, only her aides.  Plus she's young enough to ride out whatever storm it causes (which doesn't look like much of one at the moment).  Given how much the Democrats have messed up, though, there's at least a fair chance she'll be unemployed by the coming red wave.  If so, look for her to pop up as a Democratic party operative a la Stacey Abrams while she waits for her next opportunity.

There could be more who might get indicted if this escalates.

I should note the Houston Police Officers Union, Houston Firefighters Union & others have backed Mealer.

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8 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

There could be more who might get indicted if this escalates.

I should note the Houston Police Officers Union, Houston Firefighters Union & others have backed Mealer.

Hey @Blue Dogs, as one so concerned with indictments for people up for reelection, what say you in re Ken Paxton? 

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14 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

Hey @Blue Dogs, as one so concerned with indictments for people up for reelection, what say you in re Ken Paxton? 

Go Ken?

25 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

There could be more who might get indicted if this escalates.

I should note the Houston Police Officers Union, Houston Firefighters Union & others have backed Mealer.

Did they say why?  One of Hidalgo's future opportunities would be mayor.  Curious what their opposition to her is.

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2 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

There could be more who might get indicted if this escalates.

I should note the Houston Police Officers Union, Houston Firefighters Union & others have backed Mealer.

It's amazing to me how the R's hate unions except for police and fire, which are unions that should be banned. I'll be voting for Hidalgo this fall. I won' tbe voting for any Republican candidate until the party as a whole denounces Trump and selects some candidates who are not certifiably insane.

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2 hours ago, Ross said:

It's amazing to me how the R's hate unions except for police and fire, which are unions that should be banned. I'll be voting for Hidalgo this fall. I won' tbe voting for any Republican candidate until the party as a whole denounces Trump and selects some candidates who are not certifiably insane.

Hopefully they also won't nominate some candidates who are certifiably senile...

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23 hours ago, august948 said:

Go Ken?

Did they say why?  One of Hidalgo's future opportunities would be mayor.  Curious what their opposition to her is.

I've never understood the Paxton hate. He's probably one of the more milktoast Republicans out there. Oh no Ken filed an Amici brief with a bunch of other states in opposition to a president he doesn't like....oh noooo what a monster! Seriously people put way to much emotion into politics without understand what really moves politics. The only time emotion works is in getting out the vote...period. Other than that it just gets in the way or backfires. If Paxton runs for reelection he wins easy.

I wouldn't put it past Hidalgo to run for mayor, but she is about a decade away from even accumulating the political tools, cash reserves, and power needed to even persuade the democrat establishment to support her, and I just think she is way to progressive to make it in Houston. That's just me though. I've stated in another thread before why I thought Turner has been a great mayor and its because of Turners overall pragmatic approach to city government, the general party divided in the city, and politics as a whole. Hidalgo hasn't yet exhibited any ability to pivot, reach across the aisle, or assure that business interests can trust her judgement.

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7 hours ago, Luminare said:

I've never understood the Paxton hate. He's probably one of the more milktoast Republicans out there. Oh no Ken filed an Amici brief with a bunch of other states in opposition to a president he doesn't like....oh noooo what a monster! Seriously people put way to much emotion into politics without understand what really moves politics. The only time emotion works is in getting out the vote...period. Other than that it just gets in the way or backfires. If Paxton runs for reelection he wins easy.

I wouldn't put it past Hidalgo to run for mayor, but she is about a decade away from even accumulating the political tools, cash reserves, and power needed to even persuade the democrat establishment to support her, and I just think she is way to progressive to make it in Houston. That's just me though. I've stated in another thread before why I thought Turner has been a great mayor and its because of Turners overall pragmatic approach to city government, the general party divided in the city, and politics as a whole. Hidalgo hasn't yet exhibited any ability to pivot, reach across the aisle, or assure that business interests can trust her judgement.

First off, it’s milquetoast, so work harder.

Second, just read what you wrote. “Oh no, a amicus brief in support of overturning an election, what could possibly go wrong, conduct totally becoming of the CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.”

Third, you left out a hell of a lot. I seriously don’t know if that is intentional, because you just don’t know on a factual basis, or you know on a factual basis but somehow think that’s inconsequential and “all in a day’s work.”

Fourth, if you’re younger than I am and the above passes for any sort of analysis when it comes to voting choices, God help us. 

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55 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

First off, it’s milquetoast, so work harder.

Second, just read what you wrote. “Oh no, a amicus brief in support of overturning an election, what could possibly go wrong, conduct totally becoming of the CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.”

Third, you left out a hell of a lot. I seriously don’t know if that is intentional, because you just don’t know on a factual basis, or you know on a factual basis but somehow think that’s inconsequential and “all in a day’s work.”

Fourth, if you’re younger than I am and the above passes for any sort of analysis when it comes to voting choices, God help us. 

I believe that was a lawsuit by Texas and the amicus briefs were filed by the attorney generals of 17 other states.  Not sure why that would be surprising after four years of constant legal challenges, in one form or another, to the 2016 elections.  Challenging the other party by contorted legal means has become de rigueur in recent decades and shouldn't be particularly surprising.  You might say it's become a new checks and balances procedure in our political system.  It certainly has added to our political theater.

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13 minutes ago, august948 said:

I believe that was a lawsuit by Texas and the amicus briefs were filed by the attorney generals of 17 other states.  Not sure why that would be surprising after four years of constant legal challenges, in one form or another, to the 2016 elections.  Challenging the other party by contorted legal means has become de rigueur in recent decades and shouldn't be particularly surprising.  You might say it's become a new checks and balances procedure in our political system.  It certainly has added to our political theater.

Augie, brother

FIRST you are accurate. It was filed by the State of Texas on and behalf of its citizens, which should be an absolute embarrassment to any real Texan

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SECOND, the “de riguer” which you describe is a political creation, perpetrated by one political party

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THIRD

We are TEXANS, and when we have benchmarked ourselves against loser Attorney Generals from lesser states that is an admission that we have lost

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42 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

Augie, brother

FIRST you are accurate. It was filed by the State of Texas on and behalf of its citizens, which should be an absolute embarrassment to any real Texan

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SECOND, the “de riguer” which you describe is a political creation, perpetrated by one political party

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THIRD

We are TEXANS, and when we have benchmarked ourselves against loser Attorney Generals from lesser states that is an admission that we have lost

On the first point, Texans have twice taken up arms against their sovereign overlords.  It would be most un-Texan for state officials to not challenge other states and the federal government.  Any real Texan would be embarrassed if they didn't.

I think you need to take a closer look at the second point if you think this is just the habit of the Republican party.  Need we enumerate all the legal challenges put forth against President Trump?

Fear not on the third point.  I believe it was the 17 attorneys general who benchmarked themselves against Texas by filing briefs supporting the suit brought by Texas.  Perhaps it was the other states who did not join the suit who benchmarked themselves against Texas and found themselves lacking.  As always, we lead not follow.

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6 hours ago, august948 said:

On the first point, Texans have twice taken up arms against their sovereign overlords.  It would be most un-Texan for state officials to not challenge other states and the federal government.  Any real Texan would be embarrassed if they didn't.

I think you need to take a closer look at the second point if you think this is just the habit of the Republican party.  Need we enumerate all the legal challenges put forth against President Trump?

Fear not on the third point.  I believe it was the 17 attorneys general who benchmarked themselves against Texas by filing briefs supporting the suit brought by Texas.  Perhaps it was the other states who did not join the suit who benchmarked themselves against Texas and found themselves lacking.  As always, we lead not follow.

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Consider (1) the circumstances under which the suit was filed.  At best, it was based on a "hunch."  At worst, well, it is what it was, so to speak--a cynical ploy to overturn a democratic election and, at the end of the day, our entire system of government.

Consider (2) the merits of the case.  I mean, not even good enough for anyone but Clarence Thomas.

If you think that is anything to be proud of, well, I'd call you an ideologue.  Cuz you're rooting for the Rs as if it's a sports team.  (At least they score more runs than the Astros.)

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On 4/14/2022 at 4:44 PM, mattyt36 said:

That would be my guess! 

Paxton's likely to crush George P in next month's runoff. Big question is whether the TX Dems will put all of their energies into helping Rochelle Garza (D) in the fall.

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39 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

Paxton's likely to crush George P in next month's runoff. Big question is whether the TX Dems will put all of their energies into helping Rochelle Garza (D) in the fall.

So, in other words, indicted individuals (nevermind associates of indicted individuals) holding political office is A-OK with Bluey the Big Red Dog. 

Color me … not surprised. 

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2 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

So, in other words, indicted individuals (nevermind associates of indicted individuals) holding political office is A-OK with Bluey the Big Red Dog. 

Color me … not surprised. 

This is why we have the legal principle that someone is innocent until convicted by a jury.  Can you imagine what would happen to our democracy if accusations alone could ban people from political office?

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6 minutes ago, august948 said:

This is why we have the legal principle that someone is innocent until convicted by a jury.  Can you imagine what would happen to our democracy if accusations alone could ban people from political office?

Agree.  Good thing we have one.  

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Republicans have their knives out for Hidalgo. They can't stand an educated Latina beat a white Republican for office and are doing everything they can to slam and smear her. I like her, voted for her and will vote for her again despite their attempts to slander her.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/republicans-harris-county-judge-lina-hidalgo/

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7 hours ago, hindesky said:

Republicans have their knives out for Hidalgo. They can't stand an educated Latina beat a white Republican for office and are doing everything they can to slam and smear her. I like her, voted for her and will vote for her again despite their attempts to slander her.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/republicans-harris-county-judge-lina-hidalgo/

Those same Republicans also despise Hidalgo for having the temerity to address problems in parts of the County not populated by well to do White folks. In their mind, the poor deserve to be poor, and we should not spend one dime on their streets, on crime in those areas, or on anything else, because it might possibly reduce the benefits the more deserving well to do  R voters are getting. For the terminally  clueless, that's sarcasm.

I'll be voting for Hidalgo this year.

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16 hours ago, hindesky said:

Republicans have their knives out for Hidalgo. They can't stand an educated Latina beat a white Republican for office and are doing everything they can to slam and smear her. I like her, voted for her and will vote for her again despite their attempts to slander her.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/republicans-harris-county-judge-lina-hidalgo/

Oh great, on one hand we have a potential County Judge touting his endorsement by the My Pillow guy and the infamous Steve Hotze, on the other hand we have whack-job Man Hands Mealer.  But that's what Republican primary voters want.

If they ran Ed Emmett again, he'd probably have a great chance of winning.

Of course if Lina didn't seem so out of touch this wouldn't be such a competitive race to begin with.  I wonder what Sylvester thinks of her.

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37 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

Oh great, on one hand we have a potential County Judge touting his endorsement by the My Pillow guy and the infamous Steve Hotze, on the other hand we have whack-job Man Hands Mealer.  But that's what Republican primary voters want.

If they ran Ed Emmett again, he'd probably have a great chance of winning.

Of course if Lina didn't seem so out of touch this wouldn't be such a competitive race to begin with.  I wonder what Sylvester thinks of her.

There's no question that Lina is easy on the eyes...but what is up with the hand obsession?

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23 minutes ago, august948 said:

There's no question that Lina is easy on the eyes...but what is up with the hand obsession?


Trump taught us all the importance of nicknames.

It was a close contest between Man Hands and The Crazy Cubano, but Man Hands won the day … they’re huge and really reinforce her mannish aesthetic, and the other one is, well, just redundant. (Anyway, hope she uses the right restrooms … maybe that’s why Steve Hotze didn’t endorse her. At least she got the nod from the Mattress King.) 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Ross said:

Those same Republicans also despise Hidalgo for having the temerity to address problems in parts of the County not populated by well to do White folks. In their mind, the poor deserve to be poor, and we should not spend one dime on their streets, on crime in those areas, or on anything else, because it might possibly reduce the benefits the more deserving well to do  R voters are getting. For the terminally  clueless, that's sarcasm.

I'll be voting for Hidalgo this year.

Gotta agree that we spend way too many resources in well to do areas inside the loop.  The city and county should probably just cut those areas off and let them fend for themselves. 

For the terminally clueless, that's sarcasm.

Personally, I'm waiting for the side by side hand comparison before deciding who to vote for.

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6 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:


Trump taught us all the importance of nicknames.

It was a close contest between Man Hands and The Crazy Cubano, but Man Hands won the day … they’re huge and really reinforce her mannish demeanor, and the other one is, well, just redundant. (Anyway, hope she uses the right restrooms … maybe that’s why Steve Hotze didn’t endorse her.) 

 

 

Trump is truly the master at nicknames.  Glad to see you're getting onboard with the Trump train.  Besides, I think our current Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has a way better claim on the Crazy Cubano moniker.

Does it matter anymore which restroom she chooses?

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1 hour ago, august948 said:

Trump is truly the master at nicknames.  Glad to see you're getting onboard with the Trump train.  Besides, I think our current Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has a way better claim on the Crazy Cubano moniker.

Well, I am embarrassed, Man Hands does not have the ties to Cuba, but rather the grandparents fled the Spanish Civil War for Mexico, which is essentially the same at the end of the day.  Spanish Civil War refugees :Mexican politics :: Cuban refugees:American politics.  BUT accuracy is important, so MEA CULPA.

Anyway, same brand.  Don't know what it is with these first generationers who feel so entitled to enter American politics to "keep America from becoming Cuba," I mean, talk about egoistic and transferring your own neuroses on to others.  (See Cruz, Teduardo, Li'l Marco, and more than half of the Miami-Dade government.)  And she has lived in Houston all of what, a decade and thinks she can "save us" from "the state of utter lawlessness that continues to grip our entire county"?  (Her words, not mine, mind you.)  Harvard JD and MBA?  Has to make the entitlement even worse.  I mean, no thank you . . . VOMIT.  Go back to California, I hear they need your help . . . don't run away from the real problems, there, Alexandra.

1 hour ago, august948 said:

Does it matter anymore which restroom she chooses?

I dunno, ask Steve Hotze.  And Lance Berkman.  I believe they run the Harris County Bathroom Police.

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On 4/29/2022 at 12:25 AM, hindesky said:

Republicans have their knives out for Hidalgo. They can't stand an educated Latina beat a white Republican for office and are doing everything they can to slam and smear her. I like her, voted for her and will vote for her again despite their attempts to slander her.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/republicans-harris-county-judge-lina-hidalgo/

2022 is a GOP wave year & I think both Garcia & Hidalgo go down in flames.

 

Expecting more law enforcement agencies to endorse Mealer. 

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14 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

Well, I am embarrassed, Man Hands does not have the ties to Cuba, but rather the grandparents fled the Spanish Civil War for Mexico, which is essentially the same at the end of the day.  Spanish Civil War refugees :Mexican politics :: Cuban refugees:American politics.  BUT accuracy is important, so MEA CULPA.

Anyway, same brand.  Don't know what it is with these first generationers who feel so entitled to enter American politics to "keep America from becoming Cuba," I mean, talk about egoistic and transferring your own neuroses on to others.  (See Cruz, Teduardo, Li'l Marco, and more than half of the Miami-Dade government.)  And she has lived in Houston all of what, a decade and thinks she can "save us" from "the state of utter lawlessness that continues to grip our entire county"?  (Her words, not mine, mind you.)  Harvard JD and MBA?  Has to make the entitlement even worse.  I mean, no thank you . . . VOMIT.  Go back to California, I hear they need your help . . . don't run away from the real problems, there, Alexandra.

I dunno, ask Steve Hotze.  And Lance Berkman.  I believe they run the Harris County Bathroom Police.

Flipping through Lina's bio it looks like she has about the same tenure in Houston, give or take a couple of years.  Probably less than ten years it you count it up to the time she took office.  As for California, Lina's a Standford grad, so she's spent some years living there too.  How that has informed her viewpoint one can only guess.  But, I guess if she went to Stanford and Alexandra went to Harvard then we've got an east coast-west coast thing going on.

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4 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

2022 is a GOP wave year & I think both Garcia & Hidalgo go down in flames.

 

Expecting more law enforcement agencies to endorse Mealer. 

Absolutely piercing and insightful analysis, as always. (Or is it more of an incantation?)

3 hours ago, august948 said:

Flipping through Lina's bio it looks like she has about the same tenure in Houston, give or take a couple of years.  Probably less than ten years it you count it up to the time she took office.  As for California, Lina's a Standford grad, so she's spent some years living there too.  How that has informed her viewpoint one can only guess.  But, I guess if she went to Stanford and Alexandra went to Harvard then we've got an east coast-west coast thing going on.

All true. In a normal year she wouldn’t get very far down my highly rigorous scoring system and flowchart (in fact, Stanford gets fewer points than Harvard … recall I did not vote for Lina in 2018), but Man Hands fails on the most important test … is the candidate batflurf crazy? It usually correlates with two other critical questions on the list (1) does the candidate have the endorsement of Mattress Jesus, and (2) how positively does @Blue Dogs feel about the candidate?

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47 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

This is a very interesting read on this article:

 

 

Say what?!?  Corruption and cronyism among democrat politicians with media giving it a pass?  Must be fake news...

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4 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

This is a very interesting read on this article:

 

 

Interesting spelling, too. “According to Gallop,” i.e., the things that horses do and not the well-known polling organization.

A check of the headlines on the site quickly shows it’s partisan tabloid trash, which sounds absolutely appropriate for the demographic that is constantly whining about “media bias.” It is literally a website from a Republican PAC masquerading as a news site for the either the entirely gullible or the rabid fanatic. Nuff said.

I feel like there’s a good chance that frequent visitors of this yellow press site had home subscriptions of the National Enquirer and Weekly World News back in the day. Unfortunately, they probably had to clear out their home archives to store Ivermectin and their testicle tanning beds.

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On 5/15/2022 at 6:19 PM, Blue Dogs said:

Mealer TV advertising commercial:

https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c4gRQOAmwo

 

Not enough airtime for those famous hands . . . opportunity missed!

Great airtime for her vacant, absolutely clueless look and empty platitudes, however.

I just wish she wouldn't be so wrapped up in identity politics . . . why does she list "Hispanic" as her first qualification?

It's also sad she has to use green instead of a nice, bold red and put "Republican" in such a small font for, well, obvious reasons . . . it's an explicit acknowledgment that the Republican brand is, shall we say, NO BUENO in Harris County!  (SAD!!!!)

It's also such a shame to see public servants in uniform engaging in disingenuous politics, but, hey, they're politicians themselves.  Not to mention some high-and-mighty speak for constables, who, under Texas law have the following duties:

-Serves as a licensed peace officer and performs various law enforcement functions, including issuing traffic citations

-Serves warrants and civil papers such as subpoenas and temporary restraining orders

-Serves as bailiff for Justice of the Peace Court

You may know them from patrolling your local toll road.

Not that the average low-information voter would know the distinction.

More theater, courtesy of the ever-growing entertainment wing of the Republican Party.  Thankfully we have one of their most passionate "deputies" to "keep us up to date."

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2 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

Prosecutors accuse Hidalgo's chief of staff Alex Trinataphyllis of violating conditions of his bond:

https://abc13.com/harris-county-13-investigates-alex-trinataphyllis-judge-lina-hidalgo/11818143/

 

They are reaching. The judge told them to work it out, since he still has to do his job, and part of that is sitting on committees. 

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4 hours ago, Ross said:

They are reaching. The judge told them to work it out, since he still has to do his job, and part of that is sitting on committees. 


Yeah...that happens a lot in legal circles.  Remember all the hubbub around "Russian collusion" a few years back that turned out to be nothing?

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8 hours ago, august948 said:


Yeah...that happens a lot in legal circles.  Remember all the hubbub around "Russian collusion" a few years back that turned out to be nothing?

Super confident that the GOP wave getting bigger will take down Hidalgo, Garcia & others down-ballot in November. 

 

Plus Biden's deeply despised in the Lone Star State! 

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8 hours ago, august948 said:


Yeah...that happens a lot in legal circles.  Remember all the hubbub around "Russian collusion" a few years back that turned out to be nothing?

Now you’re just being a Mr Silly Pants, Augie!

5 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

Super confident that the GOP wave getting bigger will take down Hidalgo, Garcia & others down-ballot in November. 

 

Plus Biden's deeply despised in the Lone Star State! 

He’s back to his chants and incantations!

(Remember, you have to say it at least 3 times in a row while dancing around a fire, @Blue Dogs)

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