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Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

“You can shine your shoes and wear a suit.
“You can comb your hair and look quite cute.
“You can hide your face behind a smile.
“One thing you can’t hide,
“Is when you’re crippled inside.”

– John Lennon, “Crippled Inside,” from his 1971 album “Imagine”

Everything is BIGGER in Texas.

Including assholes.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott leaves the podium after speaking at the 11th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 7 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See BREAKFAST May 7, 2015.

The news item linked below, is from Daily Wire, a so-called “conservative” reporting outlet.

Texas’ BIGGEST problem is an incompetent and crippled Governor.

It’s not just his legs that are lame.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/governor-abbott-democrats-who-fled-texas-to-stop-democracy-will-be-arrested-immediately-upon-return

But then, what can one say about a 26-year-old man who, as new Vanderbilt University Law School graduate studying for the upcoming bar exam, while out jogging with a friend on July 14, 1984 in Houston’s wealthy River Oaks neighborhood, in a freak accident, had an oak tree to fall upon him, and then, sued the landowner, and the tree service company, and won a literal tax-free insurance jackpot for life?

Abbott’s settlement included lump sum payments every 3 years until 2022, and monthly payments for life compounded at 4% annually, which began in November 1986 with a payout of a $300,000 lump sum, and a $5000 monthly payment.

Altogether, the total value of the settlement is believed to be well in excess of $10 million.

Today, Abbott’s suit would not stand a snowball’s chance in Hades, because:

1.) The Texas State Supreme Court has repeatedly held that “naturally occurring conditions” do not create an unreasonable risk of harm, and;

2.) Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) has been on a largely-successful, long-term mission to eliminate the rights of catastrophically injured Texans.

Another ironic hypocrisy of the matter is that Texans for Lawsuit Reform has been one of Greg Abbott’s most loyal and deep-pocketed campaign donors. And today, because of TLR’s efforts in conjunction with the help of Greg Abbott and other politicians, Texans are largely without recourse for any legal remedy, compensation, or reparation, through a one-size-fits-all law that most — including Greg Abbott — have said can neither redress, nor make amends for being “injured in a way that no amount of money will compensate,” as Greg Abbott described himself.

Such proscriptions include payment for directly-related previous and future medical care, lost wages and punitive damages. Greg Abbott’s settlement specifically inclued punitive damages.

And, just in the case you’re wondering, Greg Abbott is a Banana Republican.


For additional details, see:
Accident Set Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott On A Path Toward Politics
By Theodore Kim / The Dallas Morning News tkim@dallasnews.com
Published: 31 May 2010 02:28 AM

See also:
Abbott’s Injury Settlement Not Available To People Hurt Today
Posted Tuesday, August 06, 2013
By Wade A. Barrow
Special to the Star-Telegram

See also:
Ten Years Later: How House Bill 4 Has Harmed Texans
Posted July 30, 2013

See also:
Greg Abbott Pocketed $6 Million From Suit Over His Disabling Accident
By Egberto Willies
March 12, 2014

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