Huffman Discloses Husband’s Financial Holdings

Not exactly the mea culpa no one expected anyway, but rule #5 in the list of excuses when you get caught with you hand in the jar. #5 “For every action, there should be a reaction” > Justify your loophole by blaming another law for over reaching, that’s a typical GOP tactic, claim something is overreach and then hide something when undoing it, mostly because, like a cheap magician you’ve used slight of hand to distract. The Texas Tribune has details, Huffman Discloses Husband’s Financial Holdings. In full disclosure, I am a donor and member of the Texas Tribune and a … Continue reading Huffman Discloses Husband’s Financial Holdings

Abbott Vetoes Spousal Loophole

Since I’ve criticized Governor Abbott numerous times, I figured he deserved a quick post for vetoing the ethics bill that contained the spousal loophole as discussed in my Ethics the Texas Way post. As predicated though, when doing so, the Governor did do his best Sepp Blatter impersonation, saying “Serious ethics reform must be addressed next session — the right way. Texans deserve better.” Of course in the mad way that Texas governs, that really means 2017. Maybe Sepp Blatter will be gone by then, but Texas ethics won’t have advanced. At least we will be able to see what the Spouses … Continue reading Abbott Vetoes Spousal Loophole

Ethics the Texas Way

Just a few months ago, I’d have started this blog post with a comparison between Texas and a 3rd world government. Now, maybe I’ll be able to compare 1st term Texas Governor, Gregg Abbott with FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Every FIFA Congress for as long as people can remember, Blatter has declared it’s time to clean up FIFA, as we know now, it’s never happened. Back in February, Governor Abbott declared five emergency proclamations for the 84th Legislature, The Governor’s issuance of an emergency item message to the Legislature enables that measure to be considered within the first 60 days … Continue reading Ethics the Texas Way