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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:18 AM

Texas bar owners sue to overturn closures

Source: MSN

A group of bar owners in Texas filed lawsuits Monday in an attempt to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) order closing their businesses in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus as cases in the state spike.

The lawsuits filed in Austin, Houston and Galveston allege that Abbott does not have the authority to make such an order and claim it specifically targets bars while other businesses, such as salons and tattoo parlors, are allowed to remain open, The Associated Press reported.

The bar owners reportedly said Abbot should call the legislature into a special session to address the issue.

"Gov. Abbott continues to act like a king," Jared Woodfill, an attorney for the bar owners, told the AP. "Abbott is unilaterally destroying our economy and trampling on our constitutional rights."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-bar-owners-sue-to-overturn-closures/ar-BB167JLv?li=BBnb7Kz

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TomCADem Jun 30 OP
napi21 Jun 30 #1
vercetti2021 Jun 30 #3
SunSeeker Jun 30 #8
vercetti2021 Jun 30 #10
Skittles Jun 30 #16
ashredux Jun 30 #17
louzke9 Jun 30 #19
onecaliberal Jun 30 #2
Budi Jun 30 #4
Newest Reality Jun 30 #5
Doodley Jun 30 #6
SunSeeker Jun 30 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 30 #9
marlakay Jun 30 #11
rationalcalgarian Jun 30 #12
Berlin Expat Jun 30 #13
Grokenstein Jun 30 #14
marie999 Jun 30 #15
Squinch Jun 30 #18
BumRushDaShow Jun 30 #20
Bengus81 Jun 30 #21
marble falls Jun 30 #22
AllaN01Bear Jun 30 #23
RussBLib Jun 30 #24
BlueIdaho Jun 30 #25
rdking647 Jun 30 #26
HotTeaBag Jun 30 #27

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 AM

1. Are they really THAT stupid? I believe, even in Tx, the courts will rule in favor of not risking

peoples health than benefits to the bar owners.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:24 AM

3. No they are that stupid

Mostly because they are deniers of this virus.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:02 AM

8. Yup, they think it is just the flu and hospitals are faking flu deaths as Covid-19.

Of course, they have no answers when I ask them, "When was the last time we had 1,000 Ameticans die each day from the flu...in JUNE?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:16 AM

10. That's my argument with my dad

He thinks it's nothing but a flu

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:57 AM

16. YES they are that stupid

absolutely

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:13 AM

17. Ah...don't be too sure.....

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:44 AM

19. THE COURT WILL NOT RULE.....

in their favor BECAUSE governments already have been granted authority over the control of communicable and infectious diseases. Even a President vast authority to deal with health matters that threaten the safety and security of the nation. From mayors, governors to our POS president, they have been granted the powers and are not just free to make s**t up as they go along.
https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/specificlawsregulations.html

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 AM

2. Geezus Christ what the fuck is wrong with the bastards?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:25 AM

4. Abbott should have shut the whole place down from the beginning.

And not re-opened as he did.

He's such a limp RW Trump tool.
He's useless.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:30 AM

5. I wish honor were still a thing...

That is what I call dishonorable behavior.

America seems to have put everything that is capitalistic on top of the heap and it just relentlessly crushes everything else underneath it and being honorable is one of a long list of causalities.

What I mean is that honoring our social agreement and system is important to the system and our health. Dishonorable actions are a bad infection on their own and we can see how it makes the contagion worse.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:52 AM

6. It's all about money. And am I mad to think the nation that makes the most money out of

being sick has handled the virus worse than other nations for that very reason?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:58 AM

7. Idiots.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:03 AM

9. Usually good to see Republicans eating their own.....

but under these circumstances, they need to get their shit together.....

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:18 AM

11. My daughter in Texas had alert on her phone

Telling her to stay home unless necessary because hospital beds were full.

Somehow I am not thinking that means going to a bar!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:22 AM

12. So, did a group of Texan bar owners sue for smokers' rights?

SARCASM MACHINE ON!
Because I want to fire up a smoke while I drink my beer, have the bartender breathe it in. Isn't that part of my freedumb?
SARCASM MACHINE OFF!

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Response to rationalcalgarian (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:11 AM

13. I was curious

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:38 AM

14. It's like they looked at that exploding silo in West

...and said, "That's nice, sure, but it only killed fifteen people. We can top that."

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:11 AM

15. He needs to shut down the whole state.

The federal government and the states must address this pandemic both as a health issue and an economic issue. Close down everything that must be closed down, protect the workers that are essential, and do whatever they need to do to make sure that people can live, such as protecting their homes from foreclosures or evictions, food, and everything else they need. It will put this country in debt so bad it will take years for this country will be able to get back on its feet, but at least we will still have a country. Of course that is just wishful thinking.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:12 AM

18. Alternate headline: "Texas bar owners embrace serial killer lifestyle."

ALTHOUGH, they have a point. Salons and tattoo parlors should be closed too.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:37 AM

20. The one thing that does distinguish this from the salons/tatoo parlors

is that except for maybe some chain places in malls (indoor or strip), most are small facilities so you don't literally have 50 - 100 jammed in them like a bar/restaurant -



(per CNN article from over a week ago!)




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UPDATE: Permits suspended for seven more bars as part of Operation Safe Open. Learn more: https://tabc.texas.gov/home/press_releases/2020/20200621.asp Ö
Video at The New PRís in Fort Worth and UnBARlievable (West 6th) in Austin ⬇️ 1/3
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:44 AM

21. Yeah...I'll bet that overpaid attorney really frequents the honkey tonks with CV raging.........

And risk losing his high $$$ lifestyle? Nah......but he'll happily take those idiots money to represent them.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:46 AM

22. They've been sampling their products a little too heavily. Close the nails and tatoo parlours, too.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:01 AM

23. you may have rights and freedoms , but your actions will tell when the 2nd wave hits .

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:35 AM

24. they say timing is everything

and now is not a good time to be operating a bar

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:52 AM

25. Towns should paint sidewalks bright red

In front of businesses that refuse to follow covid guidelines to warn the public to avoid them like the plague.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:04 AM

26. theres a bar about an hour east ofaustin that banned mask wearin in the bar

its run by an alex jones supporting nut job.

if you leave a review on their facebook page they stat insulting you

its called the liberty tree tavern in elgin texas

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:43 AM

27. Ironic.

When Abbott was the Texas Attorney General he basically spent his life suing the Obama Administration for among other things...acting like a king.

From his own face in 2013 - "I go into the office in the morning, I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home".

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