“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Friday, November 03, 2006

police and thieves in the street

The Burnt Orange Report has a nice summary of Greg Abbott's scandals. David Van Os said the Attorney General was "stealing the taxpayers' money" by using state employees and taxpayer money to create campaign commercials.

Almost lost in the shuffle: the AG Greg Abbott also attempted to steal money from the Sybil B. Harrington Living Trust here in Amarillo.

The short version of the story everyone knows: Ms. Harrington had stipulated that her money be spent in 28 Texas Panhandle counties, Travis County, and Maricopa County, Ariz., where she had lived out the last few years of her life. Abbott's office accused her trustees of sending too much money to Arizona. The dispute put a $650,000 donation promised to Ballet Arizona-- an innocent bystander in the dispute-- in limbo.

Yesterday, Judge Emerson slapped down the Attorney General's suit:

Trustees for the $100 million Sybil B. Harrington Living Trust will neither be barred from making further grants to Arizona charities nor forced to distribute the remaining $15 million according to a geographical formula.

District Judge Don Emerson ruled against the state's plea for an injunction to halt the flow of trust funds Thursday, just hours after testimony in a hearing wrapped up in 320th District Court.
Another attempted theft by the AG bandits thwarted.