Redstate Gathering Video – Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz was the Solicitor General for Texas, and is running for Attorney General. He gave a terrific speech, telling us the story of defending Texas’ 10th amendment rights against international courts and the Justice Department. A very engaging speaker, he had us spellbound throughout. His story of his father escaping Cuba is amazing to hear. Ted Cruz from David Thompson on Vimeo.
RedState Gathering – Ted Cruz.
This interview is from last week’s RedState gathering. Ted Cruz is the guy running for Texas Attorney General – and as you can see, he’s pretty serious about this race. He’s also pretty serious about using the new social media to get his message out: I think that I have maybe one more of these interviews left: as always, you should check out Dave_in_Fla’s blog | Read More »
Redstate Gathering Video – Michael Williams
Michael Williams is an amazing, dynamic speaker. He is the current Railroad Commissioner for Texas, and the odds on favorite to replace Kay Bailey Hutchinson when she leaves the Senate in the next few months. At times the room felt like an old time revival, with Michael drawing in the crowd with his eloquence combined with a genuinely friendly demeanor. Words really can’t describe it, | Read More »
RedState Gathering – Michael Williams (R Cand, TX-Sen)
I have a bunch of these quick interviews, and they’ll all be going up as the day goes on. This one is with Michael Williams, who you will remember is someone that I’ve been boosting for some time. This is not his speech and question/answer session: that will be a separate video that will appear later. This is just me asking him a few questions. | Read More »
One of hopefully many scenes from the August Health Care Rationing Grassroots Feedback Seminars.
Not one of my videos, but it should warm your heart. Via Instapundit, I present to you this delightful exercise where Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D, TX) gets some feedback from his constituents on health care rationing. By the way, do you know how Republican TX-25 is? It’s not. D+6. Doggett was apparently not expecting this level of mentoring from his employers. Moe Lane PS: Looks | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison will resign seat to run for Governor of Texas.
I find some of the rhetoric going on between Senator Hutchison and Governor Perry to be already a bit harsh, so here are the bare bones of the story: Hutchison told WBAP-AM (820) host Mark Davis that she would officially kick-off her campaign in August. “Formal announcement: I am in. Then the actual leaving of the Senate will be sometime — October, November — that, | Read More »
A Texas Petition Against Cap & Trade
You don’t have to be a Texan to sign. It will be delivered to the U.S. Senate during the days leading up to a vote. The petition, started by Governor Perry can be found at the following URL: http://www.rickperry.org/capandtrade It reads: Please take a moment to sign the petition below as Governor Perry fights a massive Washington tax increase on Texas families. “Cap and Trade” legislation | Read More »
TEA Parties, Texas Style
Governor Perry attended 3 TEA Parties on Independence Day across Texas. Among thousands of patriots he sent a clear message to Washington politicians: We’ve been taxed enough already! Video: http://www.rickperry.org/blog In Washington, big government bailouts are rewarding failure and irresponsibility. Massive pork projects are robbing taxpayers under the radar. The colossal spending monster (Congress) is ultimately leading us to unbearable taxation and debt for the | Read More »
That Non-Hate Crime
Moe wrote about it here. I want to say more about it.According to the Austin Stateman, a brick was thrown through the window of a 4 year old’s bedroom. The brick had a note attached to it that said “Keep Eastside Black. Keep Eastside Strong.”The white homeowner has lived in the neighborhood for ten years.Here is the money paragraph from the article:Police have not classified | Read More »
Gone To Texas
Why is Texas creating more jobs than any other state? Because it has less government says NR’s Kevin Williamson. Texas should be the model for Washington he says, including…….a part time legislature that makes $7K a year. Polish your resume Barney Frank. Watch here: http://tv.nationalreview.com/offthepage/post/?q=NDUwMDM4MGYxN2RjNWNjN2MxMTIwY2RhYWYxYjhlNzk=
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and T. Boone Pickens…
H/T dennism It seems that oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ eponymous “Pickens Plan” to make the country energy independent while making Boone a gazillionaire has encountered a significant technical obstacle. Engineer’s have a term of art for that obstacle. They call it “reality”. Seems like ol’ Boone might need a $2 billion bailout.
Michael Williams’ Cap-and-Trade series, continued.
Part 4 and Part 5 of his cap-and-trade review are up. Part 4 goes in quickly about the differences between the cap-and-trade restrictions of Waxman-Markey and the Clean Air Act (very quickly: it’s the difference between carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide); Part 5 discusses the problems that W-M is going to give Texas specifically. Still remaining: the Chinese connection and how people can get involved. | Read More »
The “Rick Perry Remains Awesome” Open Thread
Glenn Reynolds has a great video interview with Gov. Rick Perry. Check it out here. They actually get into the question of why Texas does not suck like California and Michigan. Awesome and true. Check it out. And consider this an open thread.
Challenging Times for Conservatives, Yet I’m Optimistic
Folks, we’ve invited Ted to the RedState Gathering on August 1st and I hope you’ll come to Atlanta to meet him. He is the real deal and we’re glad to have him on our front page. — Erick These are challenging times for conservatives, and our fundamental liberties are being threatened from Washington like never before. Nevertheless, I’m very optimistic. Across Texas and nationally, there | Read More »