So, yeah. This is happening: in solidarity with his looniest constituents, Governor Greg Abbot ordered the Texas State Guard to 'monitor' the United States military...possibly for signs they're setting up concentration camps in Walmarts.

Texas governor Greg Abbot, a man who fears the United States of America.

I don't know much about Gov. Greg Abbot's achievements as governor so far, except for this one: he makes people yearn for the sane and stable days of Rick Perry publicly contemplating secession (before running for President). To say that his voter base is somewhat right-leaning would be an understatement, a fact highlighted by this week's bizarre memo: "I am directing the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm ensure that Texans' safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed." This follows a number of town-hall demonstrations of, uh, very concerned people who are convinced Jade Helm is not what it claims.