I Love Yew, Texas. Your Governor, On The Other Hand … Not So Much

May 26, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a joke today about shooting reporters.  Yeah, while body-slamming a reporter is still in the news.

A Texas Tribune reporter snapped a photo of Abbott showing off his target sheet on Friday, after which the governor “jokingly” pointed to the bullet holes and threatened the media.

“I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters,” Abbott said, according to reporter Patrick Svitek.


Too soon, Governor.  Ten years from now, still too soon.


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26 Comments to “I Love Yew, Texas. Your Governor, On The Other Hand … Not So Much”

  1. Something else for which to “thank” Donnie. He didn’t start it, but he certainly made it louder.

    Let’s have a list of countries where journalists are killed for doing their jobs, and see if it’s a list we want to join.

  2. Maybe Greg Abbott should consider carrying his brains around with him when he’s out and about town, and use them even when he’s talking to people, or “in case he sees any reporters.”

    Ha, ha, ha, I say jokingly.

  3. Maymoon says:

    I cannot believe a Governor said that, that is not funny at all!

  4. Brad Moore says:

    Am I allowed to say on this blog that Abbott is a complete asshole?

  5. Beststash says:

    Abbott is a “Evil loser” who thinks it is funny when one of his party assaults a reporter. Who are these people that put someone like him in office.

    Texas is rapidly becoming the joke of the nation. The entire leadership of Texas government is a joke – Patrick, Miller, Paxton, Cronyn, Cruz – the White People’s Party is definitely in control.

  6. SteveTheReturned says:

    And if Dan Patrick is the next Governor, he’ll make Greg Abbott look like Winston Churchill by comparison. I am so sick and tired of being humiliated by brain-dead politicians.

  7. Jane & PKM says:

    The inclination is to blame Dolt45 for much of this current trend toward politicians acting and talking as if they’d been raised by feral hogs. But that would be unfair to feral hogs. Plus $carah Palin deserves some ‘credit’ for her pre-Donnie contribution targeting districts with crosshairs. At least the New York political varmint who threatened to throw a reporter over a balcony was shown the door.

    It’s a cycle of crazy that needs to be brought to a halt. We’d be much better off had the Secret Service removed Donnie from the stage for inciting violence. Seriously. Do people like Donnie, $carah and A-butt not understand or do they not care that their words can go from their mouth to some lunatics ears?

  8. Nationalism promoted with the wrong intentions is dangerous.

  9. maryelle says:

    And yet, the amoral Rethugs reward these thugs for their bad behavior by voting them into power.

  10. Of course this parochial waste of DNA never heard of the lady reporter gunned down in Ireland for her articles on crime and corruption . . . and it wouldn’t make a damn bit of difference to him anyhow and thats the saddest part!

  11. So, governor Abbott, how would you feel about people making jokes about shooting you?

  12. lumpkin says:

    I’m sure there are lots of nice people in Texas but overall it seems like a pretty weird place. I even thought that when I lived in Arizona of all places. I now live in Washington (yes the state, why do we always have to qualify that?) WAS is pretty normal as long as you are about 50 miles from salt water. Otherwise the rest of it might as well be south of the mason Dixon.

  13. lumpkin says:

    I meant 50 miles or less from salt water.

  14. lumpkin says:

    I guess Spokane is kinda sorta ok but the crazy radiating from Idaho is pretty toxic over there.

  15. I’m guessing that Gun ‘Em Down Abbott also hasn’t heard of the guy from NC who showed up armed in a DC pizza parlor and fired off a few shots while “self-investigating” some moron’s claim that Hillary Clinton was running a pedophile ring out of the parlor’s non-existent cellar. You make stupid statements and threats, and someone even dumber than you may go in with guns blazing. Keep your stupid trap shut.

  16. Sandridge says:

    Whhellp, the Texass Lege is fixin’ to pass a bill allowing the hunting of feral hawgs from hot-air balloons, so things might be lookin’ up (an’ shootin’ down).
    So mayhap we’ll see a flotilla of armed-to-the-crotch balloons cruising over Austin’s upper Congress Avenue (and the 1K block of Colorado…) lookin’ fer them prime porkers below.

    Or with a little luck, some “Dark Angels” could arise:

  17. That Other Jean says:

    I agree with Brad Moore (sorry, Momma, but it’s true).

  18. I have just had the time of m life at a combination family reunion and high school graduation south of the MD line. It was wonderful! But all the love did a curious thing for me. It caused me to wonder if Trump, Palin, Abbot, Dan Patrick, Greg Gianforte and a basketful (thank you Hillary!) of others were actually unwanted as children!

  19. Tilphousia says:

    Abbott is a jackass. In fact I think there is something in Texas water to make republican politicians complete asshats.

  20. Lisbeth Echeandia says:

    Well, as he’s showing his, there are likely some journalists who will show him theirs. Why do most of these Republican ‘leaders’ assume they’re the only ones who know how to shoot?

  21. L'angelomidterioso says:

    @maryelle- Fortunately, for the guv, and a lot of other shooters paper targets like road signs, neither move, nor shoot back,

  22. Last group/area it’s ok to slur–crackers and the South. We are not all crazy, stupid, right wing super “Christians.” Like comparing Trump to children, not fair. Some people down here voted for someone else. Stick to bashing Repubs and naked Emperor.

  23. WA Skeptic says:

    As my little ol’ Okie Mama was wont to say: “T’ain’t funny, Magee”.

    Bless his heart.

  24. @L’angelomidterios

    So true. The first time one did shoot back at me it took but a nanosecond to become a yuuuuuge fan of the and until then largely ignored big blue USPS boxes. I lament their passing except at some suburban post offices. Even the latest ballistic vests doesn’t give me similar comfort of a big blue post box between me and an armed crazy.


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