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October 31, 2014

Abbott makes campaign pitch to Galveston voters

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  • gecroix posted at 9:49 am on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Let's see what 'Latino issues' Republicans, conservatives, don't care about, at least going by the bushel baskets full of Latinos in whole or part in my family, including my wife:
    The family?
    No, conservatives are way up and gone on support for the family unit, believing that strong parental guidance and love are essential to fporming good character, good manners, and good ethics. All the Latinos in my family believe the same.
    Pride in country?
    No, conservatives are pretty proud of the United States, even as messed up as 'fundamental change' has made it, and consider it the land of opportunity, not the land of oppression and entitlemen. All the Latinos in my family believe the same.
    Faith in God?
    No, conservatives tend to be pretty much pro-God, and consider faith and religion one of the best ways to teach our children right from wrong. All the Latinos in my family believe the same.
    Respect for the law?
    No, conservatives by and large believe that laws should be obeyed, and bad laws changed, not just ignored, or subverted...that without law, there is anarchy. All the Latinos in my family believe the same.
    Personal responsibility?
    No, conservatives are pretty much committed to personal responsibility, feeling that when possible, doing for oneself beats being...done for. All the Latinos in my family believe the same.
    The institution of marriage?
    No, conservatives are pretty big on traditional marriage, recognizing that some stumbling and feet of clay by some does not mean marriage itself is bad, just some marriages turn sour, and that for the vast majority, marriage has been the foundation for family growth and security. They also believe a marriage is one man, to one woman. All of the Latinos in my family believe the same.
    Life?
    No, conservatives overwhelmingly value and are pro life, and Latinos eschew abortion even more than their white and black brethren. All the Latinos in my family are pro life.
    These are just basic issues where, if my own extended Latino bunch is any indication, Republicans, conservatives, are much more in touch with Latinos than with the political left.
    I know there are Lations, just like all races and ethnic groups, who don't care about family, are happy to break laws when it suits them, protest against the U.S., are secular, live off other people, don't care about traditional marriage, and are irresponsible and think it's always somebody else's fault when things go south, but those typically left wing attributes, if my personal observations are any indication, are not shared by all Latinos.
    So, to say that Republicans do not care about 'Latino issues' is just plain...wrong...unless anyone really believes all Latinos are monolithic and unable to think for themselves and just want to be favored over others.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 9:13 am on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    "Battleground Texas's strategy is based on getting a much higher voter turnout in this election." In the old days the Democrats would round up the town drunks and promise them a free drink if they would vote Democratic.
    I don't know about "Latino" issues but the Republicans have a firm hand on what concerns Hispanics: strong family values, low taxes, border security, etc.

     
  • lisablair posted at 8:47 am on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    lisablair Posts: 90

    Texas is not so much a Red State as it is a non-voting state. Perry was elected the last time by 18% of voters. Battleground Texas's strategy is based on getting a much higher voter turnout in this election. Since Texas has a large population of Latinos and the Republican Party doesn't seem to care about their issues, anything can happen if large numbers of Latinos actually vote. It could be a November 4th surprise.

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:15 am on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1334

    It's exactly the same thing Ron Shelby does also.

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:14 am on Mon, Aug 4, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1334

    mickphalen, I'll leave you to your opinion of truthserum but as I said earlier she's a serial hit-and-runner. She hasn't responded to you and isn't going to. You'll never see her back up her attacks on anyone with the facts and as soon as she gets hit with the truth she crawls back into the hole she came from.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 9:18 pm on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    Huffington Post still has Greg Abbott ahead of Wendy Davis 55.6% to 38.8% with a probability of 99.9% as of August 3rd, and Huffington is a far Left source. I wonder what the Donkey Party is going to try to pull off for their late "October Surprise".

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:12 pm on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    We voted a breath of fresh air into the Oval Office, but it turned out to just be passed gas....[wink]

     
  • drumb47 posted at 8:40 pm on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 268

    Wendy Davis, would be a breath of fresh air and a break from the strangle hold
    Rick Perry and Abbott has had on the Governorship here in the state of Texas.

     
  • mickphalen posted at 7:58 am on Sun, Aug 3, 2014.

    mickphalen Posts: 379

    bvresident --- truthserum is a nice lady, unfortunately wears the blinders supplied by the GC Dem party chairman and cannot get past the idea that Criss has led the party down the path to extinction in county government

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 8:56 pm on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    I suggest that if you have the opportunity go to Glen Rose, Texas and view the exhibits, see the evidence, judge for yourself. Do not rely on the prejudgements of others to decide for you. Seeing is believing. Challenge them and they will provide the answers you seek. Trust yourself.

     
  • NurseJayne posted at 8:18 pm on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    NurseJayne Posts: 355

    There are a lot of links on your Creation Museum website. I didn't cover all of them but a random sampling shows that cross references show they have been challenged with known scientific fact and are not reliable.

    As one source put it, "They offer misinformation about current geologic thinking and confuse fact with interpretation."

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:58 pm on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1334

    Ron Shelby, it appears you may be tapping into your neighbor's electricity if your utility costs are so much less than Texas. The facts are in contrast to your statement. As usual.

    http://www.bls.gov/ro4/aepatl.pdf

    As for the useless electric car nonsense, there's reasons for that too. When you use other people's money to waste on incentives for green energy, the outcome is predictable.

    "Hoban says Georgia is the number-one market for electric vehicles because of the tax incentives. Georgia residents get a total of $12,500 in-state and federal tax incentives for zero-emission cars.

    Because the average electric car can only go up to 75 miles on a single charge, it's not a car for those who have a long commute."

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:48 pm on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1334

    mickphalen, you won't get a response out of the anonymous hit-and-run poster called trutheserum. This individual is a coward who hides behinds a phony name to attack others. It's my belief this individual is a Galveston County employee who has been repeatedly denied advancement opportunities due to sub-par performance in relation to other employees in the same position.

     
  • ckdean posted at 1:41 pm on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    ckdean Posts: 84

    Sure, go ahead and vote for Wendy if you want an Obama clone governing the state of Texas. You can kiss all of your freedoms and liberties goodbye if Texas goes blue.

    You don't have to agree with everything that Abbott has done or proposes, but, surely, you are smart enough to know the difference between good and evil.

    Abbott will take the high road and Davis will drag us straight into destruction!

     
  • mickphalen posted at 11:35 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    mickphalen Posts: 379

    Hi truthserum,

    You posted earlier: "Houstonians and residents within the 100 miles radius pay double the fees than folks in other areas of Texas." What fees would that be?

    On another note, my unscientific research indicates that the cheapest gas in Texas is in Austin when the Legislature is in session and our representatives are being chauffeured around in those fancy cars and SUV's paid for by taxpayers. I'm sure that it's not a coincidence. [wink]

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:42 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Could it have anything to do with the fact that Atlanta has an average temperature of 5 to 6 degrees less than the Houston area?
    Or that the states population is about 1/3 of Texas'?
    Or that Georgia has two oil refineries, while Texas has 29?

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:34 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    My religion believes that God has always been, and created all things.
    The scientists tell us that their theory is that all matter was once compressed into an infinitessimally small spec that existed somewhere that there was nothing else, then it suddenly exploded outward BANG and from that all things have come.
    And, supposedly, that second possibility is more or as likely than the first?
    What it amounts to, is the spec IS the god of science, as it cannot be proven, physically, either.
    The Big Proof will come...after we die...
    Now, as to politics, I think I'll take a religious man who believes in God, over a woman who believes in living off a sugar daddy until she gets her bills paid, then dumping him, and lying about it.

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:22 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    After seeing the results of a nationwide, effects everybody, 'mandatory insurance plan' called the ACA, I can't square how the word 'smarts' fits. A huge venture encompassing 1/6 of the entire economy at least and yet there's no 'accounting' for even who's covered, who's getting what monies, if it's the right amount, when do the ins. companies get their promised bailouts for the plan falling on it's 'vast numbers of new insured' face, the 'estimated savings' have turned into escalated out of pocket costs, etc. Is it a good idea to do the same thing over again, expecting a different outcome?
    Maybe if the leadership were different, and less interested in moving money from Joe to Jack, and more interested in actual 'reform'...maybe....fool us twice, then it's on us.
    Same with asset and means tests at retirement. We pay top rate most of our lives, just for the pleasure of someone else using the money? That sounds a lot like Federal Income Tax, Volume 2.
    See Joe and jack above....
    There's a huge difference between helping people, and screwing yourself.....
    There's nothing compassionate about doing the wrong thing for millions just to better a few hundred...it's just a buzz word in such cases.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 8:39 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    I think all schools (and some adults) should plan a field trip to the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, Texas. It is science at its best.

     
  • NurseJayne posted at 6:58 am on Sat, Aug 2, 2014.

    NurseJayne Posts: 355

    Scientists will always refer to something as a theory rather than a fact. It doesn't change the fact that there is overwhelming empirical evidence that evolution is real.
    Gravity is a theory, but not believing it to be true will not make you float away. If you don't believe in the Pythagorean Theorum, you will have to convince people of another way to get to a right triangle..... and back that new theory up with proof.

    An ancient religious text is not proof....it's a collection of stories. "God Did It" just doesn't fly in scientific circles.

     
  • RonShelby posted at 11:32 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 569

    Atlanta right now. With properties still in Galveston.
    As for SS. It should be a mandatory insurance program, not a savings plan. Not an entitlement. Asset and income test at retirement. Your much more a liberal than I on that. That would be how to structure compassionate policy with smarts.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 4:11 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    Hey Ron, how about an evaluation of therealwendy.com ? I'd like to hear your views.

     
  • gecroix posted at 3:37 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    You're in what, Georgia, Alabama? Isn't that far enough away?
    [beam][beam]
    Compassion is a condition of the heart. Having compassion does NOT require a complete abdication of using the mind. Try to use your mind to think about that.....
    No, I think Social Security is great program, especially as originally intended. I don't want to be rid of Social Security. Do YOU, by putting millions more under it''s benefits than pay into it? I thought you were an accountant - you figure we can lose money on every transaction, then make it up on volume?
    'New age' and 'fair share' are just borrowed by me, from Wendy, and other 'progressives', so I guess you figure those folks using them and advocating for same all the time are just using 'buzz words' to incite?
    Looks like Greg Abbot can count on your vote, then, huh?
    "Compassion is a gift, willingly given to it's recipient.
    It's really not worn like a suit of armor, all polished up for show."
    Gecroix 15:36
    Write again soon.....

     
  • RonShelby posted at 1:30 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 569

    Everytime I see posts like this, it totally makes me want to distance myself further from individuals who say stuff like that. You sound like the Yuppie of the 80's. What you call "will of the few" is having compassion for those in need and downtrodden. Social Security was created under that concept....do you want to be rid of it? You mix other concepts in with your words by saying "new age", "fair share", etc... All Buzzwords for other things meant to incite. I don't believe anyone has a right to "fair share", but a high level of compassion is important. Matthew 25:40.

     
  • RonShelby posted at 1:20 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 569

    Please elaborate Matt. Where?

     
  • RonShelby posted at 1:19 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 569

    If creationism is in there, then we also need to teach many of the Asian religions source of mankind. Unless you can provide empirical evidence that one is more true than others..

    Come on. Leave religion in religion class. Teach science in science.

     
  • RonShelby posted at 1:14 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 569

    GA also has the greatest number of electric cars on the road due to its low KWH cost for recharging at off peak times. Way ahead of any other state.

     
  • RonShelby posted at 1:12 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 569

    My electricity is a LOT cheaper here in Atlanta. Particularly in the summer.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 12:35 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    kevjlang Posts: 3015

    Definitely of questionable taste. A family's decision on whether or not to have children should not be subject of ridicule. Perhaps you'd prefer Nurse Jayne to just have sex without consideration, and pop out a bunch of "Janies and Johnnies" for society to take care of? Or for her to take care of even though she's not pre-disposed in that direction?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 12:12 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    Even the left wing Huffington Post calls this one for Abbott with a 99.9% probability:
    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2014-texas-governor-abbott-vs-davis
    But I wouldn't put it past the Donkey party to pull a fast one in late October.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 12:03 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    Wendy Davis is cuter than Abbott but that's no reason to vote for her.[love]

     
  • gecroix posted at 11:32 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    I don't think Perry is an idiot, although I disagree with him on some things.
    So, speak for yourself...if you know who you are. Maybe one of the guys at the next 3rd Monday lunch can help you remember. Got 8 chances for it.

    Actually, I think Wndy Davis would make a great 'progressive' governor, and usher the state into a new age of 'enlightenment' like the other 'progressive' states that have their citizens leaving to come here. A 'new age' of 'social justice' and 'fair share' , where the will of the few carries the day...as long as the many pay for it...
    Unfortunately, you can elect that, but, you can't fix it...

     
  • dbeard57 posted at 10:36 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    dbeard57 Posts: 135

    America has been fundamentally changed and that is enough of this kind of change.

     
  • Matt Coulson posted at 9:44 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    Matt Coulson Posts: 125

    Wendy Davis, politics aside has been documented to be an awful person.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 8:13 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    drumb47, I read and re-read my post at 4:30 and find no trace of racism. Peace be with you.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 8:08 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    drumb47, you may believe in separation of church and state, that s your right but that concept is a misinterpretation of what is written in the Bill of Rights. Evolution is just a theory, not a fact. Creationism is presented to the students as an alternative. It was placed in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by the State Board of Education, not Greg Abbott. The Governor of the State of Texas is not a dictator but a servant of the people of Texas. He or she can not call "Inquisitions" .

     
  • Island Runner posted at 8:07 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    Abbott is a wasted vote. Wendy Davis is the only real choice in this election. Abbott is just a mini Perry and we all know what an idiot Perry is.

     
  • paul-hyatt posted at 7:42 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    paul-hyatt Posts: 238

    In my life I have found that the ones who scream racism first are usually the biggest racist in the crowd....

     
  • paul-hyatt posted at 7:41 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    paul-hyatt Posts: 238

    2% of the population seems to be able to run this nation and demands to control what it thinks.... How sad and pathetic this nation has become....

     
  • paul-hyatt posted at 7:39 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    paul-hyatt Posts: 238

    What a shame that so many inclucing or SCOTUS have no idea what the Constitution says or what it actually meant when it was written....
    What is really amazing is that there are so many who hate God and want nothing to do with Him and do not realize that if it had not been for Him this nation would never have become what it had become....
    Of course since we threw God out of our schools or government and in many of our Chruches our nation has gone done to the pits and the morals that this nation used to have are no more.... What we used to call good is now called evil and what used to be called evil is now called good.... What a shame this nation has become....

     
  • drumb47 posted at 5:50 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 268

    In response to carlosrponce 4:30 am post.

    Carlos, I hope the content of your post was effected by the earliness of the morning..If not, you are a bigger racist then I suspected you to be all along.

     
  • drumb47 posted at 5:39 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 268

    If Abbott's past political record is any indication of what his future political record will be, then I wouldn't be surprised if he attempted to bring back the "Inquisitions".

    This man's religious views and practices shouldn't be forced unto law which govern
    all of Texans.

    I believe in separation of Church and State. Creationism, has no place in our tax supported school text books.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 4:30 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    Awwwww, no Little Nurse Janies, and Nurse Johnnies? That would be a loss for the world. Maybe you two could adopt some Central American children and create Nurse Juanitas and Nurse Juanitos.[innocent]

     
  • NurseJayne posted at 2:46 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    NurseJayne Posts: 355

    Galveston has a large LGBT community. I wonder if anyone asked Abbott about his recent declaration that he supports a gay marriage and gay parenthood ban.... because marriage should be about procreation alone.

    He probably doesn't think my marriage is sound, either, as we don't plan to have children.

    But that's 'smaller government' for you......

     
  • drumb47 posted at 10:53 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 268

    Come November, you might be in for a surprise...The GOP Texas Tea Taliban want last much longer. Only through gerrymandering has this strangle hold
    on Texas lasted so long. The voters are sick and tired of being sick in tired.

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:14 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Why would we want to elect Abott and keep one of the most thriving economies in the nation when we could instead elect Davis and 'fundamentally change' it?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 8:38 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    I had a vision of what Texas would look like under Wendy Davis -scary, while not an exact clone of Obama she's very close.

     
  • drumb47 posted at 8:23 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 268

    Rick Perry's clone.

    Most Texans have an idea of what Texas will look like under Abbott. More of the same
    old same old.

     
  • ckdean posted at 6:05 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    ckdean Posts: 84

    The most embarrassing thing happened at this event Barbara Meeks, County Chairperson for the Republican Party of Galveston County, behaved rather unprofessionally. When General Abbott made himself available to talk to people, she pushed grown men out of her way and asked the AG to autograph something for her. Really? That was after she had posted earlier in the day a picture for the world to see of naked men washing a car. She even commented that she thought they might be in someone's neighborhood yesterday. Really???

    She is nothing more then an embarrassment to the Republican Party, the ENTIRE party, not jut Galveston.

     
  • Tifosi posted at 1:42 pm on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    Tifosi Posts: 165

    A few more stories like this and I'll be able to deduct my subscription cost as a campaign contribution. The only thing missing is his love of puppies and kittens.
    [wink]

     
  • gecroix posted at 9:28 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Where in the state can you get electricity for 4 1/2 cents /kwh?
    Nat gas for 35 cents ccf?
    Gasoline for 1.70?

    I'd like to get my house on the market, and build there...[wink]

     
  • truthserum posted at 5:36 am on Thu, Jul 31, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 506

    Texas is number one in energy - Houston being the main center yet Houstonians and residents within the 100 miles radius pay double the fees than folks in other areas of Texas.