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Forrest Wilder
News and Politics Editor, . Formerly . Piss and vinegar. Native Texan. Plus: fishing, kayaking, gardening and rock climbing.
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Forrest Wilder 2h
I grew up in a South Texas farmhouse without A/C or central heat. Thank god it didn't have insulation and leaked like a sieve.
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Forrest Wilder 17h
The borderlands are under invasion
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diane alston Apr 18
Replying to @thesydneygreene
""If my country ass can do it, they can do it," said Beyoncé, in her final line of the film. It’s a damn good Texas proverb to live by—and she made us damn proud to live by it." This piece, by is so good, you should read it twice.
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Nate Blakeslee Apr 18
. I don't think an honest reading of my story makes it reducible to a swearing match between Abby and Planned Parenthood. But if you do see it that way, here's a modest proposal that I think would work for everybody:
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Forrest Wilder Apr 17
Today, appointed his budget negotiators, who will work with the House to finalize the state's $250 billion budget. They are all white, all Republican and four of the five are from the Houston area. Diversity!
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Forrest Wilder Apr 17
Soft-Spoken Nancy who does treason and slave-holds poor young girls... quietly, mind you
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Texas Monthly Apr 17
“If the property tax is the government renting your home to you, the sales tax is the government leasing your shirts to you.” Why thinks ’s proposal to replace property taxes with consumption taxes is a terrible idea:
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
Replying to @LostMapleTX @cd_hooks
Hard to see it but who knows
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
"Here is how public policy works in 2019: A man on Twitter with six followers...whose feed consists of a lot of racist conspiracy-mongering dared the governor of Texas to declare that his state’s tax regime is immoral, and the governor did." —
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Forrest Milburn Apr 16
This story — which first broke in today's — is getting national attention from LGBTQ groups and sitting Texas congressmen. Student journalism matters. Student journalists matter. Support them.
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
Replying to @Forrest4Trees
This is the Jade Helm, Constitutional Convention, cut-down-heritage-trees Greg Abbott that occasionally rears his head
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
A new film celebrating Abby Johnson's conversion from Planned Parenthood administrator to anti-abortion crusader puts Johnson back in the spotlight. But her story still doesn’t add up, writes
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T.L. Langford Apr 16
Let's talk about TANF, the only cash assistance, offers to the poorest of the poor. Goes to families (you have to have a child) who make no more than roughly $200 a month. Avg cash benefit is about that much.
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
Replying to @space_man_z
wow
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
Replying to @Abebehrmann
Yes, but administered by the state. Texas is very stingy with benefits, it might surprise you to learn.
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Forrest Wilder Apr 16
Still thinking about how weird this tweet is
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Forrest Wilder Apr 15
Replying to @Forrest4Trees
It's worth considering, though, that Patrick got a win-win today: He had promised to get property tax reform passed by any means necessary. It passed and he didn't even have to circumvent the three-fifths rule to get it done.
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Forrest Wilder Apr 15
Today, got his property tax reform passed, but not before blistered the lt. gov. with an indictment of his bullying, ideological governing style, writes
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Forrest Wilder Apr 15
At first I thought this was a cheeky troll of his haters. But, nope, it's just a still from an earnest victory-lap video.
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Forrest Wilder Apr 15
George P. Bush is notoriously skittish about press coverage. It can't be a casual choice that he arranged for his profiler to first encounter him... in a CrossFit gym.
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