With the hurricane, there's a lot of attention to the flooding, the explosions, the deaths, and so forth. It's terrible. But what is really terrible is Texas. In Houston, for example, there is no planning and zoning; people build what they want, wherever they own the land. Also, if you have a factory with chemicals or explosives in it that are very dangerous, there is no obligation to tell anyone living nearby of the possible dangers. All of this is due to the ridiculous contempt for "gubment" in the State of Texas.
Governor Abbott should be impeached but he won't be. He's the one protecting all of those dangerous sites and their owners and their contributions to the Texas GOP.
And on Sunday, I presume Governor Abbott will be in his church pew praying to whomever to "spare this great state of Texas."
Oh, horse crap. I left Texas after college and never looked back. I have good friends there and my brother and his wife live near Dallas but they for the most part don't hold for this GOP evangelicalism and the conservative hatred of government and love of free enterprise.
Well, free enterprise, unregulated enterprise, got us into this mess and now the federal government, despite Trump, will help pick up the pieces.
Texas today is not great. Well except for the University of Texas and San Antonio, my home town. Read Larry McMurtry's classic In a Narrow Grave about his and my native state and San Antonio.
Texas is All Hat and No Cattle.