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Do you support Joe Straus for Texas Speaker of the House?

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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by TxLobo » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:41 pm

dicion wrote:
TxLobo wrote:Kinda off topic, but still along the same lines..

does anyone know if the Texas Legislation is shown streaming online? ..


I got to watch Straus on TV last year, as I was in Austin for business. Sorry, was not impressed.

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Yes, I watched some of the ridiculous chubbing from my desk at work. I'm not sure where, but I think it's posted on the http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; website when it's in session.

EDIT: Found them:

Senate:
http://www.senate.state.tx.us/bin/live.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

House:
http://www.house.state.tx.us/video-audio/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As much as I hate realplayer... :banghead:

Many thanks.. saved to favs.. :tiphat:
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by Pacifist » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:25 pm

I voted "No," but would have preferred a third option of "Heck no!"


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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by EconDoc » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:46 pm

I don't trust him to move the bills that we want, especially after Saturday's tragedy. I think that he is closer to the anti-gun left than he would like for us to know.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by Liberty » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:49 pm

EconDoc wrote:I don't trust him to move the bills that we want, especially after Saturday's tragedy. I think that he is closer to the anti-gun left than he would like for us to know.
:txflag:
The Caucusing is done, it looks like Strauss is the Speaker, lets just hope that the bickering is done and that we can get on with peoples business.
Hopfuly the Republicans can put the fight behind them and move forward.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by Ameer » Fri May 20, 2011 7:34 pm

He showed his true colors in 2009. viewtopic.php?f=92&t=25442" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by katiethompson » Sat May 21, 2011 9:58 am

I voted yes, because I supported him during the election - I thought people were making a bigger deal than necessary about compromising with Democrats - but I must say I'm disappointed with the campus carry situation. Anyone see that handshake with Villareal?
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by baldeagle » Sat May 21, 2011 11:05 am

katiethompson wrote:I voted yes, because I supported him during the election - I thought people were making a bigger deal than necessary about compromising with Democrats - but I must say I'm disappointed with the campus carry situation. Anyone see that handshake with Villareal?
Yes, I saw it. And I saw a Strauss who was exactly what we already knew him to be. A traitor.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by Coogan » Sat May 21, 2011 11:55 am

baldeagle wrote:
katiethompson wrote:I voted yes, because I supported him during the election - I thought people were making a bigger deal than necessary about compromising with Democrats - but I must say I'm disappointed with the campus carry situation. Anyone see that handshake with Villareal?
Yes, I saw it. And I saw a Strauss who was exactly what we already knew him to be. A traitor.
I downloaded the archived broadcast of the House chamber for May 19th. At around the 5:20 to 5:30 mark, when SB 1581 was brought up on a POO, I didn't even see Straus at the dais. Could someone please point out to me when and where this happened? I must be missing something. Thanks!

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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by raptor » Sat May 21, 2011 12:22 pm

He killed campus safety last session. Knowing that, the Republican majority made him Speaker of the House again and he killed campus safety again. What does that tell us about the majority of Republicans in the House?
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by tbrown » Sat May 21, 2011 2:49 pm

Pacifist wrote:I voted "No," but would have preferred a third option of "Heck no!"
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by chasfm11 » Sat May 21, 2011 10:34 pm

raptor wrote:He killed campus safety last session. Knowing that, the Republican majority made him Speaker of the House again and he killed campus safety again. What does that tell us about the majority of Republicans in the House?
,..and that is the problem we need to fix. Vicky Truitt and others promised to defeat Strauss and, after being elected, got a bad case of amnesia about Straus and re-elected him - even in the face of protests at their offices. The good people of Texas need to fix the problem next election. All of the turn coats who promised to can Strauss and didn't need to be gone.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by BrianSW99 » Sat May 21, 2011 10:46 pm

raptor wrote:He killed campus safety last session. Knowing that, the Republican majority made him Speaker of the House again and he killed campus safety again. What does that tell us about the majority of Republicans in the House?
It tells us that campus carry is just not a high priority with them. They will put their name on the bill, but when it comes down to it, they won't actually fight for it.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by apostate » Sat May 21, 2011 10:58 pm

BrianSW99 wrote:It tell us that campus carry is just not a high priority with them. They will put their name on the bill, but when it comes down to it, they won't actually fight for it.
To my mind, that should equate to a C- at best from the NRA.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by Paragrouper » Sun May 22, 2011 12:00 pm

I found an interesting tidbit on the speaker. In 2010, he drew in over $5.2 Million in contributions The seventh highest in Texas.

http://www.followthemoney.org/database/ ... =TX&y=2010

Didn't he run unopposed? I wonder what he's gonna do with all that cash?

In comparison, my district rep. Myra Crownover, who ran unopposed, amassed a whopping $164K in contributions.

I guess its good to be king.
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Re: Do you support Joe Straus?

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Post by tbrown » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:41 pm

BrianSW99 wrote:
raptor wrote:He killed campus safety last session. Knowing that, the Republican majority made him Speaker of the House again and he killed campus safety again. What does that tell us about the majority of Republicans in the House?
It tells us that campus carry is just not a high priority with them. They will put their name on the bill, but when it comes down to it, they won't actually fight for it.
:iagree:

I plan to vote accordingly. :txflag:
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