Two days left on Michael Williams’ Online Contribution Drive.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams is running to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in anticipation of her vacating her Senate seat to run for Governor, and he’s currently attempting to raise $10,000 by May 31st. Here’s some footage from him from the April 15th Tea Party: If you like this, or his stance on current issues, feel free to donate. Full disclosure: I am in | Read More »
Texas Woman Told US Flag Is Offensive
“When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive.
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‘Mayor quits job for gay illegal immigrant he loves.’
As God is my witness, that’s the title of the article (Via The Sundries Shack, via RS McCain). After you’re done laughing, though, note why he quit before taking the oath of office: “[Former Mayor] Lown told the Standard-Times he chose not to take the oath of office while “aiding and assisting” a person who was illegally in the country.” That’s why he’s currently in | Read More »
Podcast Show Notes Obama’s car tax. We now own a car company and are forgiving a $15 billion loan. (Hat Tip: Hot Air.) The Obama budget deficit in perspective. (Hat Tip: Willisms.) The specter of cowardice. (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.) Texas as the promised land and economic powerhouse. Teachers who can’t learn math. Georgia GOP takes a stand. Oklahoma places ten commandments monument. Click here to listen, | Read More »
Want to Cure Your State’s Budget Ills? Attract the Millionaires
If you live in a state that is having budget problems (Hint: You are living in a state that has budget problems), your legislature is probably trying to figure out how to fix said problems. There’s lots of ways to do this, but only some of them actually make sense. One of the politically least popular (especially in Purple to Blue states) is to cut | Read More »
So we give Michael Williams a few months of incumbency as Senator.
Sen. John Cornyn is worried that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to retire early this fall to run for Governor, but I’m missing the problem here (via Political Wire): “My guess,” he told Texas reporters at his Senate office today, is that Hutchison will resign “this fall sometime.” That would allow Perry to appoint an interim senator and allow a special election to take | Read More »
Keeping Our Eye on National Security
This week the House will vote on a supplemental appropriations bill that provides funding to continue the War on Terror. While I am pleased with what is in the bill, I believe we need to commit more resources to what should be our nation’s number one priority. Failing to do so could prove catastrophic for the United States and our interests abroad. Recent history has | Read More »
U.S. troops shouldn’t have to battle to exercise their right to vote
From the diaries by Erick Every day, members of America’s military leave family and home to stand on the front lines to defend our freedom. To their surprise, these heroes must fight another battle: attempting to vote. Each passing election highlights the difficulties for military personnel to cast ballots. Numerous obstacles prevent them from registering to vote, casting absentee ballots or voting at anywhere near | Read More »
Oklahoma asserts sovereignty
Following the lead of Texas and Montana, the Oklahoma State Legislature, over road, the governor’s veto and passed a resolution claiming the state’s sovereignty. From NewsOk: The House passed the measure 73-22. It now goes to the Senate. “We’re going to get it done one way or the other,” said the resolutions’ author, Rep. Charles Key, R-Oklahoma City. “I think our governor is out of | Read More »
McCracken on St. Louis
(Click to view video. Opens in new window/tab.) A lot of people here in St. Louis are up in arms over this campaign ad released by Brewster McCracken, a candidate for Mayor of Austin, TX. McCracken levels some harsh reality. St. Louis once was one of the premier cities in the United States. As he says, we hosted the Olympics and the Worlds Fair in | Read More »
A year ago I would probably would have laughed at the notion of another secession, but with small undertones coming out of the Republic of Texas maybe I should refrain from laughing. Rumblings of session and asserting state’s rights can now be heard from Montana. On April 15, 2009 Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-not a mistake), signed a bill exempting Montana-made guns from federal regulation. | Read More »
‘O’ = Deeply Disturbed, Angry and Dangerous
It is good to use the ‘O’ moniker in polite company when referring to the poseur in residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, since I, as a morally upstanding citizen, find the full use of the name to be profane. It represents the most vulgar and uncivilised and shameful use of political power that has ever befallen the United States of America, and the ‘D’ that | Read More »
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BREAKING: State Dept. Recognizes Texas’ Independence
Texas Governor Rick Perry has created a fire storm this week by declaring the potential of Texas returning to its historical roots of an independent nation if the federal government continues it path of socialistic intrusion on states’ rights and sovereignty. The liberal left and the mainstream news media (a redundancy, I know) have blasted the Texas governor for his uncivilized remarks. Yet none other | Read More »
Governor Perry Takes It Up a Notch – Now Step Up the Substance
Governor Rick Perry has upped the ante after remarks during his appearance at the Tea Party in Austin, Texas. According to news accounts, the Governor acknowledged that independence is theoretically an option, but that it’s not currently necessary. …An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall — one of three tea parties he was attending across the state — that officials in Washington | Read More »
Texas to secede?
Apparently, it is not entirely off of the table. An AP reporter said Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that. From StatesMan dot com: “There’s a lot of different scenarios,” Perry said. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason | Read More »