Then lets close Fort Hood and move it to Illinois or Ohio or California
These people are fucking ludicrous. This is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard.
It’s (unfortunately) fairly common to see backbenchers in state legislatures echo this kind of nonsense, but it’s rare and appalling to see a governor lend credence to wingnut beliefs like this.
Abbott is to the conspiracy nuts as Blanche was to Baby Jane
“Suspicions about Jade Helm intensified on some conservative websites and social media after a map labeled Texas, Utah and parts of California as “hostile” for the purposes of the three-month training exercise that begins in July.”
No one down there considers the terrain of Texas, Utah & parts of Cali? Geee, what kind of terrain is that anyway? Kind of desert like with some mountains….hmmmmm… what part of the world is somewhat like that? These Texans seem to be so freaked out by the right wing noise bubble they live in that tells them to fear their own government because…Obama…. to even see that this type of training mission might be intended for practice in a part of the world that is in big disarray at the moment. That’s some Texas sized derp going on there.
A nation does not have to “take over” territory that is already part of that nation. So, there’s that, and then there’s the weird fact that you are worrying about the imminent onset of something that already happened 150 years ago. Space and time, Texas, space and time.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…right wing Republican’s are really losing it!
“It’s a sad when people’s greatest fear is their government,” Pape said. “Think about the ramification of that. If Americans go to sleep at night worrying whether their government is going to sell them out before morning, it’d be hard to sleep.”
There are people whose reality is exactly that, but it’s not a bunch of nut jobs in Texas.
The effing governor. Not that loony, ten-gallon-tinfoil-hatted Alex Jones.
The effing governor.
To understand how the Middle East got the way it is, you only have to look around at some of the people (conservatives) in this country.
To clarify, this is what happens when an elected governors VOTING BASE listen to hate Radio and watch FOX News, Alex Jones, etc. He knows the deal, but he needs to appear to be a conspiracy nut to get re-elected.
I will say such lunacy is usually expected for local politicians, it’s surprising to see a GOVERNOR putting this show on. This may actually hurt him.
Pprecisely and of course they all support an attack on Iran…
I have British acquaintances who referred to the Norman invasion as the “recent unpleasantness”.
If they’re scared now, just wait till they see the 101st Atheist Lesbian Black Helicopter Brigade in action!
“It’s a sad [sic?] when people’s greatest fear is their own government,” Pape said. “Think about the ramification of that. If Americans go to sleep at night worrying whether their own government is going to sell them out before morning, it’d be hard to sleep.”
Dear, sad Judge Pape has apparently never heard of a lil’ ol’ place called Wall Street. Sweet dreams, Judge Pape. Sweet dreams…
At least they have it placed properly in the past, and do not suspect that the Normans will arrive next week.
Let’s hope this takeover does a TX makeover. Get rid of the Bible learners and state board of education vigilantes. Let them eat gay wedding cake!
Seriously. If a relative started talking like this, you would gather with the rest of the family to discuss setting up a conservatorship.
Somebody better tell those Texans that their state National Guard is subject to the orders of the President of the United States…and his orders override those of any governor in the nation.
(Need to make sure those fools are VERY paranoid)
This presumes anyone would want to takeover Texas…