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 »
Michael Williams examines the cap-and-trade bill.
Michael Williams, current Texas Railroad Commissioner* and candidate for Senate, is doing a multi-part survey of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill currently before Congress. He’s up to Part III (see also Part I & Part II, of course), and here’s what he’s hoping to accomplish with it: Democrats in Congress, joined with the Obama administration, are proceeding along parallel tracks to impose CO2 regulations so sweeping | Read More »
Support Rick Perry
Per my post below, the Perry Campaign has set up a Kimbia widget to contribute to his campaign. I highly encourage you to do so. Just as an editorial note, in this and all other cases, RedState is not raising the money. I’m recommending you support Rick Perry and the form below is processed by his campaign via the power of the internets.
Re-Elect Rick Perry
A lot of people like Rick Perry, but not all those people think he deserves re-election as Governor of Texas, a position he has held for going on ten years. He is being challenged in the GOP primary by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, not because she has new ideas, but because she thinks it is her turn. And that’s part of Perry’s problem. He has | Read More »
Short-Circuit D.C. Redistribute the Power.
Constitutional solutions to over-reaching federal government.
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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 »