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Ben Sargent

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    I hope the citizens of Texas take their attorney general’s advice, and every company in Texas gets 10,000 requests for lists of chemicals they store. Because having the government keep people safe is communist, apparently. The libertarian way to do it is to let the factories explode, and the market will have decided that that factory and those dead citizens are just not competitive.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Texas is workers paradise.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 9 months ago

    Well, come on. Any REAL Texan will be packing an assault rifle, and will shoot the explosion before it can hurt them.

  4. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 9 months ago

    In real life, one of the bills to be voted on when the legislature meets next is a bill that would require such facilities to have either a working fire sprinkler system or have storage units that meet certain requirements. Volunteer fire departments and other such local organizations would be given authority under the bill to conduct regular compliance checks.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 9 months ago

    Darren Blair: “When the legislature meets next” is in January 2015. How many will die before then? Athens, West, or Texas City? What makes you think the bill will survive? Koch Fertilizer just gave a massive donation [read bribe] to make sure it won’t.

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 9 months ago


    The idea behind having the legislature meet every other year is that it forces the members of the legislature to hold day jobs. They can’t just hole up in the capitol.

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago


    Texas is COMMUNIST?

  8. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 9 months ago

    Companies move to Texas for the better “business” environment.
    Workers follow for the jobs and have to put up with high property taxes, high insurance rates, large traffic volume increasing even short trips into long commutes. Then there is the lack of single family housing forcing families into apartment living and the added stress of many people in limited space.
    (glad I left 30 yrs ago)

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 9 months ago

    Darren Blair: They only meet for four months (with plenty of time off) during the year they do meet – unless Gov. GoodHair calls another session to force some bill taking away the rights of The People didn’t make it during the lazy days of the regular session. The Attorney General is the one to get the Koch Fertilizer money in exchange for ruling that companies don’t have to let people know what dangers are stored next door. He is also running to be the next Leader of the Texas Empire (translating those terms into German first helps with the meaning). A vote for Wendy Davis (D) or Brandon Palmer (G) instead, would help.

  10. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, 9 months ago

    @Darren Blair

    Presuming, of course, that a state larger than most INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES needs an 18th century New England-style town government.

  11. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, 9 months ago

    With all their breaks, vacations, and etc., the U.S. Congress only “pretends” to work more than the Texas legislature.

  12. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Texas is a (illegal immigrant) worker’s paradise!

  13. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 9 months ago

    The issue is coming to the fore again recently in the Lone Star State because Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott®, the frontrunner in this year’s gubernatorial race, declared that state records on dangerous chemical locations can be withheld from the public. The Texas Tribune reported yesterday on the state A.G.’s rationale.
    Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, under fire for blocking public access to state records documenting the location of dangerous chemicals, said Texans still have a right to find out where the substances are stored.

    As long as they know which companies to ask.

    “You know where they are if you drive around,” Abbott told reporters Tuesday. “You can ask every facility whether or not they have chemicals or not. You can ask them if they do, and they can tell you, ‘Well we do have chemicals or we don’t have chemicals,’ and if they do, they tell which ones they have.”
    This would be hilarious if it weren’t so alarming.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Texas law hasn’t changed much since Roy Bean, but today humans can hang, while corporations rule.

  15. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 months ago

    Whoa. What a great string of comments. I have REAL hope now that Rick Perry will never be President of these United States.

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