Political WTF in Texas?

Bad river card on its way?

by , May 8, 2009 | 12:31 pm

I’m following the Texas House here.(Boring, not fun.) And all I can say is I think I’m heartbroken before we’re even rollin’.

Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio), do we even know you anymore? Supposedly Gov. Rick Perry has re-re-changed his position … and so now Menendez is going to not even let the House have their vote? I honestly just don’t understand. We weren’t getting out of that damn calendars committee without his tacit thumbs-up. We got that, no? But now it’s gone? And even if so … why not force him to veto it … put his political aspirations on the line with international press CardPlayer Italia watching?

I know I’m just the political sophomore rookie here, but would he really be willing to go against more than 2/3 of the general voting populace?

With all these last-minute changes and unusual moves … someone is clearly on tilt here. Our opponents (texansagainstgambling.org) launched an all-out assault last night and are fighting har right nowo, so if you want to send any emails — even Jose himself might need a reminder of what we’re here for and who he’s supposed to be representing — you know the drill:

http://legalizepokerintexas.com/

UPDATE: Don’t spam Jose … he’s very busy right now and reminds us that no, it’s not dead, but the people do need to turn the governor now. Rick Perry’s email:

GCPD@governor.state.tx.us

I’m going to add rick.perry@governor.state.tx.us to my CC … just by chance that gets to him more directly.


6 Comments to “Political WTF in Texas? ”


  1. DanM
    says:

    OK, interesting … I just got a call from Rep. Menendez. Don’t blow up his email … he’s hearing the message loud and clear. He says the opposition it’s the governor’s office we have to hit right now. More info TK on where and how to do it …

    but we definitely appreciate his call and respect that he doesn’t have time at the moment to post a comment on Pokerati from the House floor.


  2. DanM
    says:

    P.S. I am sorry I lashed out at you. I think we have a lot invested in this and can work it out.


  3. pinkerton
    says:

    hehe oops, sorry after the fact Rep. Menendez… 😛


  4. DanM
    says:

    the article from the AA Statesman really put me on tilt. But I should know better than that … often times the media get it wrong.


  5. Aaron A.
    says:

    Awesome! I just went to http://legalizepokerintexas.com/ and sent that email, then Governor Perry’s emails but got a

    Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

    :
    Remote host said: 550 Rule imposed mailbox access for rick.perry@governor.state.tx.us refused: user invalid [RCPT_TO]

    So maybe not send it there because the GCPD@governor.state.tx.us goes to him I’m sure.


  6. Earl
    says:

    With a state (Texas) run by Baptist right wing religeous nuts, I doubt if we can win, but I sent the email to the state representatives anyway.