But the bullshit doesn't end there.
Gov. Rick Perry, far from shy in his efforts to reel in jobs from other states — especially California — often declares Texas “wide open for business.” But one company in the Golden State has found Texas decidedly closed: Tesla Motors, which cannot sell its upscale electric cars directly to consumers in Texas because of long-standing state laws protecting and regulating auto dealerships. Now, those restrictions, which rank among the country’s strictest, could harm Texas’ chances of landing the $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant Tesla plans to construct by 2017.They are for the free market, until it conflicts with their vested corporate interests. And think about it for minute. Unions and trial lawyers are Koch brothers enemies number one and two, depending on the day. These so called freedom advocates are pushing for deregulation at the same time they're pushing for tort reform. Just put those two thing together for a moment and you can see their vision of the future; one wherein we have no regulatory protections and no right to meaningful civil redress in the courts. This is what smart people call "neo-feudalism."
Have a happy weekend everyone. Be kind, and remember that our lives are but a tiny drop in a sea of time. I'll be enjoying my beer and cigars while catching up on my Karl Marx!