A few months back, I was startled to see a large billboard with a row of beautiful, young children.

They were all smiling, and the message was “Thank you Texas.”

Sally Robinson is a pediatrician who lives in Galveston.

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Carlos Ponce

A pediatrician who is from a party that favors killing children..... How ironic.

Charles Douglas

[thumbup][thumbup] for Mr. Ponce! My sentiments exactly!!!! The Great Abortion Queen Margaret Sanger would be proud!

Gary Scoggin

Actually, Carlos, your party just advocates killing them differently.

Carlos Ponce

No Gary, they do not. I am a Christian Conservative and we do not advocate killing anyone with the exception based on the Bble which allows government executions for those who kill.

Sharon Stratman

Well said, Gary.

HANK CHESSON

Amen Mr.Ponce

Craig Mason

Thank you for your insight Dr. Robinson

Bailey Jones

Thanks, Dr. Robinson, for reminding us of the obvious - Texas isn't interested in investing in our children.

C. Patterson

https://capitalresearch.org/article/foundation-adrift-part-2/

I would expect nothing less than total criticism from the Annie Casey foundation to anything in a red state period. This is the same “ foundation” that gave millions to the now defunct ACORN Foundation. They manage 4+ BILLION in assets and primarily award grant money to… wait for it… Progressive Organizations supporting progressive social ideas. Democrats have to be pretty hard up to roll out the Casey Foundation and attempt to Virtue Signal to the rest of us. What is their stance on the wide open boarder that has resulted in 40 thousand plus and growing unaccompanied minors now in US custody? What about the 4+ million illegal immigrants crossing the boarder which will DRIVE DOWN WAGES amongst the border line poverty working class in this country! How does flooding the school districts with non english speaking students NOT have an impact on the rest of the students and the districts now stretched to the breaking point trying to support this situation?

Didn’t this same foundation through lobbyist support policy makers who supported locking down schools, keeping children at home, masking them up and advocating for an experimental vaccine to be forced onto young children despite their being ZERO evidence this virus was a threat to them. ZERO evidence masking DID ANYTHING FOR ANYONE! Shameful the way they “othered” anyone who opposed these ridiculous policies. Forcing children play sports like running track and soccer outdoors with a mask on! Lets have a conversation about the generation of children who’ve fallen behind in their education because of these extended lockdowns! Kids who started the lockdowns as a Freshmen and didn’t return till their Junior year staring down collage application time woefully unprepared. Whats the Casey Foundation have to say about that? Long after it was known that these experimental vaccines did nothing to prevent the spread of or the risk of infection did they continue to advocate for them?

Sorry, not sorry but they’ve lost all credibility here.

INFLATION, IMMIGRATION and CRIME…. and Thankful Abbott has gone on the record stating that Texas WILL BLOCK, ANY FEDERAL COVID VACCINE MANDATE FROM THE CDC FOR OUR CHILDREN!

Now 20 States have informed the CDC they will not allow these vaccines to be forced on children!

Charles Douglas

C Patterson > Well articulated!!!! If this wont get it,...then FORGET IT!! You put this one over the fence period!!! OUT- OF -SIGHT!!!!!! [beam][beam]

Paula Flinn

Over 1,300 children under the age of 17 have died of Co-Vid out of the over the 1 million people who have died in the USA. What would you tell their families?

Total deaths from COVID-19 1,060,506 (so far)

0-17 years 1,314

18-29 years 6,625

30-39 years 19,004

40-49 years 44,586

50-64 years 194,630

65-74 years 241,151

75-84 years 274,660

85 years and older 278,536

Carlos Ponce

"died of Co-Vid".... Interesting the CDC reports "died WITH" the disease, not "of" it, not the same thing. In fact at one time they said of those who died, only 6 % died from it exclusively.

Paula Flinn

Yes, Carlos, these children might have had asthma or some other condition, but they tested positive for Co-Vid and died. I am sure the virus added to the fact that they could not breathe, and so they died "of" Co-Vid. Without the virus complicating things, they most certainly would have lived longer lives.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, people died after traffic accidents but because they tested positive......

Now what killed them? The Chinese virus or being hit by an 18-wheeler? They chose the former because the Federal government picked up the tab.

Diane Turski

Thank you, Dr. Robinson for reminding everyone that despite the propaganda billboard, these extremist Texas Republicans have done nothing to help children or their families improve their lives. Vote for Democrats all the way down ballot to finally end this extremism!!

Charles Douglas

BIG RED WAVE.....!!!!!!!

Charles Douglas

..OR BIG RED TSUNAMI!!!!!

Charles Douglas

.. .COMING TO WIPE-OUT THE WOKE BS !!! [tongue][beam]

Margarita Sims

The Texas Lottery was supposed to boost education funding. Does anyone remember that campaign? Where is that money going? Clearly not education...

Jim Forsythe

The lottery has contributed $20 billion to the Foundation School Fund since 1997

Craig Mason

Yes I remember, and what the lottery did was back out state general funding with lottery funds, so overall spending did not increase. It's kind of like the toll booths were supposed to come down once the roads paid for themselves. Instead of taking down toll booths, they just funded more toll road projects.

Jim Forsythe

Dr. Robinson said that Texas has a problem with providing the help children need. She stated, "Texas is one of the lowest-ranked states in the nation for the well-being of children". If this does not make one stop and think, what are we doing to correct this? Mental health in the state of Texas is lacking for all, but our children are suffering because they are not receiving the help they need, if they are having problems. Children that have mental health problems grow up to become adults with larger problems, if they survive to become adults. If this does not move you to say, why are we not taking care of our children in the state of Texas, it says a lot about you.

Carlos Ponce

What does a child's "well being" mean to you??? The study cited shows an über Liberal definition partially based on "sexual orientation and gender identity" and other identifying factors favoring Liberal Blue states. There's a word for this study but I'll sanitize it to a phrase: LIBERAL BUNK.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, we are talking about Texas, not other states.

Carlos Ponce

Apparently friend Forsythe has not taken the time to read the study which is comparing Texas to other states. And the author of this letter is comparing Texas to other states. Take the time to read the study and re-read the letter friend Forsythe.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, I guess you do not want a child to have the best in life possible. The best is imposable in Texas (unless you have money), because of how we do not provide the needs for our children as we should. Mental health, medical health and education is important for a child to reach their maximum level in life. Maybe you and many others do not agree with the following, which would explain why we do not do all we can for our children.

It is generally understood and agreed that a child’s well-being is a measure of the quality of his or her life, including how well they are and how their life is going. This broad definition can easily encompass the different ways of assessing child well-being, such as health, education, economic status, family or social life, or safety and security concerns. These areas may include both objective measurements (e.g., poverty or morbidity rates) as well as subjective indicators, or the individual’s assessment of how their life is going.

Carlos Ponce

"I guess you do not want a child to have the best in life possible." You guess WRONG. That uber Liberal measuring stick referred to by the author does not reflect what truly makes "the best in life possible". If you think so... fine. But you will not wind up with a child living "the best in life possible".

Carlos Ponce

There was an FFA student at TCHS who in 1970 was on the FFA Poultry team, even won the FFA Poultry award! Part of his skills was to identify the sex of baby chicks. He could look at the right spot and determine whether it was a male chick or a female chick. But now they have a concept called GENDER IDENTITY. The poultry may think it's a rooster but is really a hen. The hen may think it's a rooster but the well trained poultry inspector knows what it really is. But the study cited in this letter says noooooo..........

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, as you were on the team you lack knowledge of what we did. We candled eggs, we ranked live meat-type chickens for broiler breeding, evaluate and place live egg-type hens, but we did not sex chickens.

I was in FFA in Altoona Kansas, which at the time had 503 people in it. Just before I moved, they won 2ed at nationals against all other State winning, FFA chapters. When I moved and joined Texas City FFA and joined the Poultry team which advanced past regionals .and on to State. No other Texas City team had done this. May since they have.

Again, we did not sex chickens.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, as you were nit on the team

Gary Miller

Jim > My two months at Purina reserach farm in St. Louis,MO. I learned to sex poultry and many other animals. Learned to identify hens who were laying or barren. Sexing baby chickens is important to egg farms. Paying for roosters isn't good business and meat chicken farms don't want hens.

Carlos Ponce

"Again, we did not sex chickens." FFA members I know did. You can't make a capon from a female chick.

Carlos Ponce

"Again, we did not sex chickens." That explains why you couldn't get your rooster to lay eggs.[wink]

Jim Forsythe

Gary we were not a poultry farm or research facility. We only judged what they place before us, which was not sexing chickens.

Carlos Ponce

Sooooo, Jim never learned the difference between a rooster and a hen. That explains a lot.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, why are you worried about chickens and not children?

Carlos Ponce

The author is citing material promoting gender identity by choice. That's not reality.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, why are you worried about chickens and not children?

Carlos Ponce

I cannot help it if you lack the mental ability to understand analogous.

Jim Forsythe

Why hide behind some analogous, about children and chickens.

Instead of making some vail comparison, come right out and say what you want to say.

If you are scared to say it, maybe it's wrong to say it.

It's not clear what your point is because you have not made one clear.

Texas lacks in providing the bare needs of some of our children.

I tried the link she provided and did not work for me, but I guess it talked about how some kids are different from other kids.

I went to school with a girl that had both male and female parts. Was it wrong for her to fix this problem?

Sex-reassignment surgery is rarely performed on minors and when it is, it's because of a medical need, such as the one above.

Carlos Ponce

"Why hide behind some analogous, about children and chickens" Already posted.

Cary Semar

Don't feed the trolls. They know who they are.

Russell Rac

Big difference. Hens and Roosters aren't people. The gender identity issue you are so justly reaching for is wearing pretty thin. Why does this issue always turn into hateful conversation regarding gender and sexual identity? Who the hello are you to tell ANYONE who they can and cannot be and feel internally? I'm so very glad to know that you have retired from whatever school district you worked for. Young people are surely better off without your judgment and personal prejudices.

See? You have made a positive difference afterall. By retiring.

Carlos Ponce

Russell, look at "Kindergarten Cop" once again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k96h1dYQrj0

That's al you need to know about gender identity. Have a good day![beam]

Jim Forsythe

How many people do you know have ever been confused about the sex of other people or themselves. Not people you read about, but people you know. If you do not know the difference, that's your problem. Carlos, you must have a problem determining male or female, because you keep bringing it up. The following will help you determine who is a man and who is a woman.

“If you can’t have, if you can’t produce a child, you’re a man" Herschel Walker.

Carlos Ponce

Not surprising a Kindergarten student knows more than Jim.

Jim Forsythe

How many people do you know have ever been confused about the sex of other people or themselves. Carlos, you are the only one posting about, not knowing how to tell what sex a person is.

If you need more help in determining the sex of a person, I can recommend books we used with our children. Otherwise, you are just rambling about something no one else cares about but you.

Carlos Ponce

"How many people do you know have ever been confused about the sex of other people or themselves."

The Kindergarten student still knows more than Jim.

Jim Forsythe

This is my last post about this because you are the only person that cares about whatever you are talking about.

"How many people do you know have ever been confused about the sex of other people or themselves."

Carlos Ponce

The Kindergarten student still knows more than Jim.

Gary Miller

Jim > Texas is considered to be one of the best US states for families. Some states spend so much on bureaucrats like the writer that adults and their children are poorly served. Texas children can be thankful the state doesn't waste as much on self interested bureaucrats as other states do.

Jim Forsythe

We have a foster care capacity crisis in Texas, and you worry about chickens.

Prince Hayward was 6 or 7 years old the first time he spent the night on an office floor. Hayward was ushered into a common area, and a caseworker fished out a mat for him to sleep on. His parents had lost temporary custody of him - again. The caseworker moved to another room, and Hayward lay there under the fluorescent lights, alone and wondering where he'd end up next.

From there he entered a revolving door of new foster homes, Child Protective Services offices and other unlicensed placements. Sometimes other children were there, sometimes he was alone. Sometimes he was made to throw away part of his belongings before going to the office. Until he aged out of the system at age 18, sleeping in an office became routine.

"I hate to compare it to jail, but you're basically sleeping on a jail mattress," Hayward said. "Most times I didn't sleep. I couldn't sleep. It was the environment, but also just everything was hitting you at the time."

On occasions, Hayward said, he "had to almost beg for" a shower, toothbrush, toothpaste or even a meal. Sometimes he sat all day in the office instead of attending school.

At this time there are over 27,000 children in foster care in the state of Texas. It is not yet clear how much the numbers will increase with the elimination of abortion.

What are we doing to fix the foster care problem?

If you ever had to deal with CPS, you know how the case workers are overloaded and do their best, but because there are not enough case workers, they cannot give all the time each child needs. This may have changed, but I do not think so.

Gary Miller

Jim > The problem is not foster care it starts with parents and gets worse in the courts.

Jim Forsythe

Gary, the State of Texas does not provide for all the needs of children in foster care system.

The number of children in the foster care system is about to increase and is Texas ready to care for the new foster kids?

After they timeout of the system most do not receive any support in term of how to do things.

Ted Gillis

All Gary cares about is that the kids stay off of his yard.

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