The Daily Populous

Thursday February 18th, 2021 morning edition

image for Texas spent more time fighting LGBTQ civil rights than fixing their power grid. How’d that work out?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott surrounded himself with fast food sandwiches to sign the "Save Chick-fil-A" bill into law.

Related: Texas high school bans graphic novel on Pulse shooting over its “extreme homosexuality”.

“Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business.

Abbott has spent a huge portion of his time in office whipping up the culture wars and denigrating environmental protection measures.

But Abbott will not be deterred from fixing a problem that doesn’t exist while millions of Texans suffer.

The Texas GOP is currently fixated on transgender girls’ genitals and the religious beliefs of fast food franchises. »

Feds arrest UCLA student accused of sitting in Pence's chair

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Authorities say a Los Angeles college student and self-described fascist has been arrested after sitting in former Vice President Mike Pence’s chair in the Senate chambers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles college student and self-described fascist was arrested after he sat in former Vice President Mike Pence's chair in the Senate chambers during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, authorities said.

Last year at UCLA, according to court documents, Secor was repeatedly accused of inciting racism through comments and tweets about immigrants and Jews. »

Texas mayor resigns after telling residents desperate for power and heat "only the strong will survive"

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As then-mayor of Colorado City, Tim Boyd wrote an insensitive message for people desperate for heat, water and power, saying "only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish.]".

🚨 Mayor of Colorado City, Texas RESIGNS after posting this controversial Facebook post. — ET Breaking News (@breaking_et) February 17, 2021.

While water and power are being restored, the weather prompted many residents to step up for each other. »

Buyer beware: Massive experiment shows why ticket sellers hit you with last-second fees

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It’s a particularly effective strategy for online sales, which in the past two years has overtaken brick-and-mortar shopping.

Websites that incorporate ‘hidden fees’ that are only revealed at checkout are making more money than they would if they chose to honestly display all fees upfront.

This upfront-fee pricing strategy included all required fees, which generally amounted to 15% of the ticket price plus shipping and handling. »