Gerg Abbott

America–Home of the Brave

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

On April 19, 1995 Timothy McVeigh attacked the United States of America.  He murdered 168 Americans. Ten children were among the dead. At the time of his arrest, McVeigh had excerpts from the Turner Diaries in his car.  This 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce depicts a coming race war.  White supremacists attacked the United […]

Cut the Test, Pay the Teachers

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Our Texas founding fathers knew we needed to guarantee public education if our State was to continue to be successful. They wrote: “A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make […]

Unreliable Energy

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Here we go again.  ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, has warned us that the Texas power grid is about to fail.  That doesn’t sound very reliable to me. It must sound reliable to Greg Abbot and Dan Patrick. They failed to provide solutions in the last legislative session.  A few ERCOT Board members did […]

Unreliable Conservatism

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Weather is what is happening around you at the moment.  I guess you noticed the weather is cold.  Record cold.  Get used to it. Climate  refers to the large consistent patterns.  The earth’s climate is changing. That is a fact.  Since 1900, the earth temperature has risen over 2 degrees Fahrenheit.  Even Exxon Mobile, a […]

Reality Wins

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Reality does not depend upon your beliefs.  For example, gravity is a scientific theory.   If you drop an object on earth, it will fall unless acted upon by an outside force.  You don’t have to believe in gravity for it to work. Since January 2020, conservative politicians have been trying to speak Covid 19 away.  […]

Conservatives Wasted Our Summer

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Conservative conspiracy theories have wasted our summer. Our summer was supposed to be a time to regroup and refresh.  All of the other Western European countries used the summer to heal their communities.   Western Europeans followed the advice of scientists and doctors. They shut down large gatherings. They implemented large-scale Covid 19 testing. They mandated […]

Masked Tyranny

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Governments protect and serve the people.  Laws protect us by keeping us from hurting each other.  Agencies serve us by performing essential tasks that are too expensive for anyone person to buy alone.  Over the course of the last hundred years government actions have improved our lives. With every new idea, however, there was a […]

Barometer

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In June 1944 Dwight Eisenhower faced a monumental choice.  He had to decide whether or not to risk lives of thousands of troops on the beaches of Normandy. He turned to the science of meteorology before making his decision. Meteorology was still an adolescent science in 1944.  Necessity is the mother of invention, and the […]