Song of Lime Juice and Despair
"In almost every other country in the world, artists and musicians are paid when their music is played on the radio. In fact, the only countries besides the U.S. who do not have a radio-performance right are China, Iran and North Korea."
If so, there's fraud
"Illegal immigrants mow the grass around the (Texas) Capitol."
UPDATED: Claim is location-specific
"More black babies are aborted in NYC than born."
Traffic stinks everywhere
"Road congestion costs rush hour drivers in Austin and Dallas more than $1,000 a year. And in Houston, it’s even more -- almost $1,500 a year."
Campus Open Carry claim half true
"29 mass shootings have been committed by concealed carriers since 2007, while during this period only one (1) licensed civilian meaningfully intervened in a mass shooting."
Taking the long view
"If we pass immigration reform, it will make wages go up on average $250 for the average household."
Not all killings are murders
From 2014 to 2015, Austin’s "murder rate is up a whopping 83 percent."
For sure since 1980
Texas has "outstripped the national poverty rate" since "at least 1959."
Explosive devices, bomb plot
Iran’s "regime is responsible for more than 1,000 American casualties during the Iraq war" and "has plotted a terrorist attack here in our nation's capital."
Incidence rates mostly have declined
"HIV/AIDS among women is skyrocketing in Austin."
Not every year
Salaries of Austin residents who don't work for city government "have not been going up 3 percent a year for the last several years."
Voting in U.S. isn't compulsory
"The United States is about 100th in voter turnout among the industrialized nations, and Texas is near the bottom in terms of voter registration and voter turnout."
We recommend burnt ends
Austin is "effectively" imposing "a ban on barbecue restaurants."
"Obama’s Clean Power Plan ... eliminates coal-fired power plants."
UPDATED: Remember Edwin Waller!
The Texas Capitol faces South toward Goliad, in memory of the most horrific battle of the Texas Revolution.
Texas has "the nation's highest rate and highest number of uninsured."
Maybe 400 percent
"500 percent more traffic here?"
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
Some Austin teachers fare better
Austin school district "teachers are the lowest paid of any urban" Texas district and the "lowest paid of any surrounding school district."
Others strapped too
"Austin is the only city in an arid landscape in the western United States dependent on a single source of water."
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