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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by Syntyr » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 pm

Rafe wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo in self-quarantine after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

https://abc13.com/health/hidalgo-in-iso ... 9/6278756/

But...wait. She's the one who wants to completely close Harris County down again because we the deplorable population can seem to take the proper precautions. Like maybe...touching our own face masks every 10 seconds! Yeah, Judge Hidalgo; I mean you.
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by iratollah » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:36 am

Will there ever be an end to Virtue Signalling? Is there a prize for topping the last bit of virtuousity?

Houston Area Realtors no longer using 'master' to describe bedrooms and bathrooms

https://www.chron.com/business/real-est ... 360782.php

The Houston Association of Realtors has stopped using the word "master" to describe bedrooms or bathrooms, a change prompted by a group of real estate agents that requested a review of the term.

The association agreed to update the phrase to "primary bedroom" and "primary bath." It implemented the changes in its Multiple Listing Service and on har.com June 15.

"This topic is currently being debated across the real estate industry, and the national standards organization for MLSs will be considering a similar change that could make 'primary' the new standard nationally," according to a statement from HAR.

Tiffany Curry, a Houston real estate broker who recently became the first African-American owner of a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise, supports the change.

"'Master' represents a stigma and place in time that we need to move forward from. As a progressive, diverse city, Houston should be reflective of its citizenship," said Curry, a past National Association of Realtors board member.

Some builders have already dropped the term. David Weekley Homes, for example, calls a home's primary bedroom an "owner's retreat."

The National Association of Realtors said it is focused on addressing discrimination that still occurs in housing transactions. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, however, has advised NAR that the term "master bedroom" is not discriminatory and does not violate fair housing laws.

"NAR sees no reason that real estate professionals cannot use the term, as there is also no evidence that it has any historical connection to slavery or any other kind of discrimination," according to a statement from NAR President Vince Malta.

While HAR will no longer use the nomenclature, it will not block agents from doing so through discussions or marketing purposes.
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by crazy2medic » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:09 am

So is the Term Master Cylinder out too? How about use of the term Master Stream in the fire service? How about Master Chief in the military?
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by OneGun » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:11 am

People are getting way out there with this PC crap. These people neeeed to take an enema and relax a bit.

First it was Land O'Lake image of the Indian woman. Next Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, Eskimo Pie, Lady Antebellum, and now the Master Bedroom.

What will the management of Master Lock do?? OMG! What about Masterpiece Theatre? Oh the Horror!!!!
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by striker55 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:16 am

Don't get me started, Dixie Chicks, skin whitening it's endless. Every day something is determined to be offensive to someone. NASCAR going bananas. Where does it end?

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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by Rafe » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Harris County disaster declaration and mask order extended until August 26

https://abc13.com/health/harris-county- ... 6/6281792/
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Re: No place but Houston: Turner Trying to Shut Down GOP Statewide Convention

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Post by Rafe » Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:21 pm

Mayor Sylvester Turner is doing everything in his power to force the Texas Republican Convention to cancel long-standing plans for the statewide, in-person convention at the George R. Brown July 16 to 18. Earlier today Turner sent an ultimatum letter to Texas GOP executive director Kyle Whatley laying out multiple conditions that would have to strictly adhered to. The mayor's threat is that he will use city health inspectors as enforcement for his list of conditions, and that they will be empowered to shut-down the whole thing if there are infractions.

Mayor Turner is preaching COVID-19 threat. One wonders just how hard he would be fighting this, as a deep blue partisan politician, if this were the Texas Democratic Convention.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/h ... 389940.php
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Re: No place but Houston

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Post by Russell » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:50 am

Safety for me, but not for thee? The hypocrisy stinks a bit.

I don't buy the "want to allow them to focus on the task at hand" excuse. There's no reason they couldn't give the speech in person and then immediately leave if they truly felt the covid situation was being blown out of proportion, or a "hoax" of sorts.

Let the peons take the hit, right?

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Re: No place but Houston: Turner Trying to Shut Down GOP Statewide Convention

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Post by Rafe » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:04 pm

Well, our blue mayor Turner did it:

City cancels state GOP convention as party vows legal fight

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politi ... 394025.php
Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that the city has canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person state convention in downtown Houston next week.

Houston First, the public nonprofit that serves as the city’s convention arm, sent a letter to the party’s executive committee notifying it that the convention has been canceled.

The letter triggers a part of the contract called a “force majeure” clause, which allows one side to cancel for an occurrence out of its control. The definition included “epidemics in the City of Houston,” according to the Houston First letter.
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Re: No place but Houston: Turner Trying to Shut Down GOP Statewide Convention

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Post by Rafe » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:05 pm

Montgomery County Judge offers to host GOP convention after Houston cancels

"Moments after the Houston announced the cancellation of the GOP convention at GRB, Judge Mark Keough said Montgomery Co. is open for business."

https://abc13.com/politics/montgomery-c ... -/6307777/
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