Papa_Tiger wrote: Grundy1133 wrote:
Odinvalknir wrote:Man Houston has really gone up in crime lately. Not the first time a gun store has been broken into either, top range and collectors firearms have both been burglarized over a few years ago. Seems like every day now there's another shooting or armed robbery here in Houston. Hope my LTC goes through and I get my card soon.
Houston is slowly becoming Austin.... sad.
It accelerated after they hired a certain police chief from Austin although the I think that is more a symptom of the underlying issue than the cause...
Yep Houston became even Bluer at the top with the last election. We replaced a liberal police chief with even more liberal and vocal about it Art Acevedo, a conservative DA with the almost radically liberal Kim Ogg, a conservative Harris County Sheriff with liberal Ed Gonzalez. The face of law enforcement went entirely Blue and the illegal aliens and criminals must have rejoiced and made plans to step up activity. Of course the office of mayor stayed Blue but at least we got rid of Anise Parker. For Congress critters in the immediate metro area we have Ted Poe in Dist 2, a good man and a Republican but now retiring, John Culberson in Dist 7 whose been in office since 2001, the radical Democrat Al 'Impeach Trump' Green in Dist 9, Houston's greatest embarrasment Sheila Jackson Lee in Dist 18 and poster child for term limits having been annoying the city and Congress since 1995, and Gene Greene in Dist 29, another Dem whose been in office since 1993. If you count Ted Poe's seat as an unknown that makes three out of four Dems and two of those maybe the most radical Dems in the state. But all big cities in Texas and the country are going the wrong way.
Trivia. Who was the last Republican mayor of Houston? I think a lot of people think it was Bob Lanier but it wasn't. You have to go all the way back to 1978 and Jim McConn. Fred Hofheinz before him was a Dem and before him in 1964 Louie Welch was a Republican. Some consider Bob Lanier to have been about as moderate a Dem as we've had recently, but that was still his party. So Houston has had a Dem mayor for 36 years straight, since 1982. More trivia. Who was Bob Lanier's rival for the election he won in 92? It was current mayor Sylvester Turner.