Well, Howdy There, Amigo

May 31, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

There’s a Republican representative in the Texas House who is not the worst Republican in the state house.  Bryon Cook is probably still going to hell, but not as deeply as other Republicans.  Cook does support Dreamers getting in-state college tuition and getting driver’s license.

McNutt: Fruitcake Proud!

So this wild-eyed Tea Party racist guy ran against Cook two years ago in the primary and is running against him again in 2018. Thomas McNutt is the vice-president of Collin Street Bakery, a world famous fruitcake company.  I know, the jokes just write themselves.

McNutt is running on the basis that there’s just too many damn Mexicans in Texas.  This guy hates Mexicans worse than State Rep. Matt Rinaldi.  (Remind me to update you on that story in a minute.)

So in the middle of the last election, it becomes public that McNutt has hired undocumented workers at his Collin Street Bakery, because some of them came forward and talked about it to the press.

McNutt the Hypocrite lost.

So his bakery sues the workers for defamation.  The Quorum Report (subscription only) reports —

We have also learned that the suit was quietly dropped after McNutt’s company fully retreated from the argument that all its employees’ legal status were verified.

He just announced that he’s running again.  His big thing is No Sanctuary Cities.  Corsicana has a population of 24,000 people.  That ain’t even a town, much less a city.  Why do people in small towns have a voice in what the hell someone else does in a big city?  And why does a guy who hires undocumented workers think he has any damn right at all to talk trash about undocumented workers?

Y’all, I hate Republicans.  I do.

Okay, I’ll bring you up to date on Matt Rinaldi.  You know how he said he feared for his life and was under DPS protection?  Well, that’s not selling well in Texas. Thanks to Nick Anderson at the Houston Chronicle.

 

 

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15 Comments to “Well, Howdy There, Amigo”


  1. Scotty in Illinois says:

    Don’t know the finer points of Texas carry & lethal force law, but if Rinaldi opened his jacket to reveal a handgun, it would qualify as “brandishing” or “menacing” if not assault with a deadly weapon. In some states it would leave him open for charges and revocation of his permit. And just about everywhere it would subject him to a quick knuckle sandwich and being forcibly relieved of his weapon by whomever he did it to, followed by his victim pressing aforementioned charges.

    Of course, I ain’t as fast as I was when I did such things, and if I busted a knuckle on some idiot’s nose I’d probably bleed to death from the old folks’ meds I have to take these days.

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  2. easttxdem says:

    My district – Ugh! Met him canvassing my neighborhood the last time he ran. Told him I was a yellow dog Democrat as he was going on about illegal immigration being the biggest problem facing the state. I told him decent paying jobs was a bigger deal. Don’t think it registered…surprise.

    And, his fruitcakes are crap! They are a favorite white elephant Christmas gift in my family. I think we’ve been passing the same one around for at least ten years.

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  3. dbtexas says:

    Ooops! Stopped by Collin Street Bakery a few weeks ago on my way to Tulsa. Guess that was my final visit. The sandwich was dry and not very tasty anyway. Way overrated.

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  4. Who gets the fruitcake this year?
    Is it Brother, or Auntie, or Grandmama dear?
    It’s better to give than receive– take it, here!
    Who gets the fruitcake this year?

    (Tried to search the songwriter, and what I got was the fact that I quoted it here in October 2015…. Well, maybe y’all forgot.)

    I think we should start, and lean heavily on, the idea that GOoPers carry guns all the time not because they’re likely to need to shoot it out on the way to the supermarket or church, but because they’re whiny little babies who are afraid of everything. And there is research to back that up– they’re certainly more afraid than Dems.

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  5. Some of the attorneys listening in should speak up now, but my understanding is that the lege in 2015 added to Unlawful Possession by a License Holder an exception so that if you sneak a peek at their handgun while it’s holstered inside an oh so macho shoulder holster or some kinda belt holster, that’s just ok with the lege. Cause y’know when your tie goes down to the top of your … package, sometimes your swishing coat will show the world the size of your piece. And that’s just OK in Texas nowadays.

    What a bunch of unruly children Texas has become.

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  6. RepubAnon says:

    If McNutt eats a piece of fruitcake – is it cannibalism?

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  7. One of my favorite arguments with my nacibupeR ‘friends’ on farcebook is that the owner of a company that employs undocumented workers should be penalized with jail time. They agree with me and then get perturbed when I write that will never happen because I state that most of the employers are good conservatives with standing in their community. This guy proves that statement. Good Lord, I love having an example for future discussions. Now, if I can just remember his name when I need it.

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  8. maryelle says:

    Hypocrite, thy name is Republican.

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  9. citizen says:

    Mikey, it’s “McNutt,” he’s making it easy for you.

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  10. I agree with Rhea.
    “I think we should start, and lean heavily on, the idea that GOoPers carry guns all the time not because they’re likely to need to shoot it out on the way to the supermarket or church, but because they’re whiny little babies who are afraid of everything. And there is research to back that up– they’re certainly more afraid than Dems.”

    And thanks again Juanita for keeping me from going over the edge.

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  11. A snacilbupeR named McNutt does seem unduly repetitive

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  12. Lunargent says:

    Spray the McNutt fruitcake with gold paint and use it for a doorstop.

    Oh sorry, that’s kinda confusing.
    Spray the small, rectangular McNutt fruitcake with gold paint and use it for a doorstop.
    Spray the large, obnoxious McNutt fruitcake with gold paint and use it for a coatrack.

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  13. Nancy Yates says:

    JJ: You know I am a loyal reader and advocate but I take exception to your comment about why a rural person should have a say in how cities are run. You have no idea how many laws passed to address urban issues screw up what we do right on a daily basis. The best example is indigent criminal defense. All the lawyers in town used to do it as our civic duty. Some city lawyers were sleeping through trials so those folks in Austin passed a law that said not only did we not have to take those appointments but making it harder for us to do so. Most of us quit. As a result, the quality of local indigent representation has declined. We didn’t have a problem but Austin sure created one for us. I could go on and on. You folks in the cities run our lives all the freaking time. We are entitled to whatever opinions we want about what y’all do in the cities.

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  14. @Nancy Yates

    Perhaps it’s my irritation at your post but I sense a defense of Joe Frank Cannon coming on. His conduct during Burdine trial was indefensible. Even if he had not slept through the trial his lack of lawyering during the trial doomed the business as usual process for appointing counsel to indigent defendants, regardless of the population of the county. Any process that recommends counsel based on qualifications and experience is superior to appointing sequentially off a list. Sequential is ok for picking the next wrecker company to call but not picking defense counsel in a cap murder case.

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  15. treehugger says:

    Collin Street Bakery has gone downhill over the years. I’ve gotten better food at Bucee’s.

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