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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Federal Appeals Court Extends Block on Voting-by-Mail Expansion in Texas

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 4:07 PM

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals extended its order Thursday blocking a lower court’s sweeping ruling that would have allowed all Texas voters to qualify to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. With early voting for the primary runoff elections starting later this month...

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls for Bexar County GOP Chief Cynthia Brehm to Resign

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott has called for the resignation of Bexar County Republican Party Chairwoman Cynthia Brehm after she suggested the death of George Floyd was a "staged event" to politically damage President Trump. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Brehm said the death of Floyd — who died after a...

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Bexar Sheriff's Office Investigating Deputy for Post That Advocates Killing Looters

Posted By and on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 10:15 AM

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has placed a deputy on administrative leave and yanked his Texas Peace Officer's license while it investigates a now-deleted Facebook post that appears to advocate killing looters. In an online statement, Sheriff Javier Salazar said the deputy, who worked at the jail, faces an...

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New Report by Constitutional Scholars Blasts Texas' Limit on Mail-In Voting as Discriminatory

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Constitutional scholars and voting-rights groups on Wednesday released a report saying Texas and other states are violating the constitution by limiting absentee voting to people over 65. The study "Age Discrimination in Voting At Home" calls for immediate litigation to challenge statutes in Texas and six other states on...

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Assclown Alert: Dan Patrick Warns That Mail-In Ballots Will End Democracy Itself

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM

It’s tempting to permanently paste Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s face in this slot and dedicate each issue’s Assclown Alert to his latest explosive bout of verbal diarrhea. Don’t worry. We won’t. After all, this state is still chock-full of politicos worthy of being called out for assclownery. That...

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Bexar County GOP Chair Claims George Floyd's Killing Was a 'Staged Event' to Hurt Trump

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 8:54 AM

San Antonio political observers are accustomed to Bexar County Republican Chairwoman Cynthia Brehm spinning conspiracy webs. After all, just last month she claimed the coronavirus was a Democratic hoax and has long maintained that county officials engage in widespread voter fraud. This time, though, Brehm appears to have...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

San Antonio Mayor Tweets That He's Not OK With Cops Firing Projectiles at Protesters, Media

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 2:23 PM

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said on Twitter late Tuesday that he's looking into wooden projectiles police fired at protesters and members of the media. Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the mayor issued an email statement to the Current saying he had met with the city manager and San Antonio...

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College Student Filmed Being Ripped from Car and Arrested in Atlanta is From San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 11:16 AM

On Saturday, Taniyah Pilgrim and her boyfriend Messiah Young were violently dragged from their vehicle and arrested in Atlanta, grabbing national headlines. Turns out Pilgrim, a student at Atlanta's Spelman College, hails from San Antonio, KSAT reports. Young attends Morehouse College, another historically black college located in the Southern city. The incident, captured...

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San Antonio Mayor Calls Off Public Transit Vote, Shifts Focus to Economic Recovery

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 10:17 AM

During a televised address on Tuesday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg pulled the plug on a November vote to expand public transit by diverting tax money meant to protect the city's primary source of drinking water. Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff had championed a controversial plan to shift $40...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

CBD vs THC: The Ultimate Introductory Guide

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 10:37 PM

When you walk into a shop that sells CBD, or cannabidiol, products, your first instinct might be to avert your eyes. Isn’t that made from marijuana? Is it even legal? It is, and many people are using it to improve their health and relieve symptoms of ailments. What you...

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