Dan Patrick Once Again Fails at Destroying Public Schools

April 11, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Sumbitches

Texas Tribune

Dan Patrick, late of hate radio fame and now our illustrious, Lt. Guv., has once again failed in his quest to allow good Texans to have school choice destroy public education.  Late last week, the House, under last surviving normal person in the Texas GOP, Joe Strauss, approved the budget 103-88 without the “school choice” bill.

Lt. Dan demanded a vote.  He got it.  Boom.



UPDATED: Secretary of Education? An Anti-Education Radical

November 23, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

UPDATED: Cheeto Jesus continues to fill the DC swamp with more alligators and snakes; today’s addition to the primordial soup? Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire who’s devoted decades and untold dollars in an effort to destroy public education.  She’s one of those cynical “school choice” activists, which is code for privatizing all education through robbing public schools to issue “vouchers” for private schools.  Privatizing education is along the same idiotic ideological lines of pretending that healthcare is “free market” when it’s anything but.  I would liken appointing DeVos to the Department of Education to nominating Dennis Hastert to be principal of an elementary school.  It just doesn’t get any worse than this.

And the hits just keep on coming.  It’s become a bit of a drinking game for me where I imagine who the absolute worst candidate for this administration could be and then when it comes true, taking a drink.  Come to think of it, I need to run to the local liquor store before it closes for the holiday.

UPDATE:  Guess who happens to be DeVos’s brother?  None other than Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, the “security” contractor that provided mercenaries in GWB’s invasion of Iraq, and whose employees engaged in a mass shooting in Iraq in 2007, killing 17.  Several of his employees have been convicted of crimes from murder to manslaughter.  Nice guys.

Prince was an early supporter of Cheeto Jesus, and has been a large contributor to hyper right wing PACs.