I live to the west of hurricane Ike’s visit to Texas. Given the path and trajectory, it appears we will be spared much of the wrath of this hurricane. Local forecasts are calling for downgraded winds with a potential of 4 to 6 inches of rain. We’ll see. While we wait, I am reminded of Katrina and Rita, and I am – again – reminded | Read More »
I Don’t Like Ike: Hurricane Ike Open Thread
Hurricane Ike Post updates, prayers, and thoughts on Hurricane Ike here. As always, there are links to the RedCross and other helpful organizations via the link below.
Obama is now accusing his Republican opponents of being effective.
McCain seems to miss candidate filing in TX: serious?
According to presidential candidate Bob Barr’s site In Texas the Evidence is Clear the Democrats and Republicans both missed the fall candidate filing deadline of August 26. I know that candidates miss this now and then and still get on the ballot. It happened to GWB in various states in 2004, again because of the late ballot. So can someone inform us how candidates miss | Read More »
Can Sarah Palin rescue congress
We have already annointed her as the saviour of the McCain candidacy and in the long run of the Republican party. You probably don’t want me to unfocus her and use her for something else, but I can’t shake the feeling that Sarah Palin could be the answer to Republican congressional woes in 2010 and maybe even a little in 2008.
Let’s Play A Game
Spot the Texans:
Renewable Fuels Standard not Waived
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it would not grant a waiver of the renewable fuels standard as requested by Texas Governor Rick Perry. The Governor’s request was for the mandated levels of grain ethanol production to be reduced by 50 percent. His reasons for requesting this waiver can be read in his letter to the EPA, but it essentially came down to high | Read More »
Ha Ha Ha!! The Texas GOP Comes Through With A Great Ad
It’s just a web ad and the production quality doesn’t appear that high, but boy does it really hit the nail on the head. Somebody should pony up and invite his brother to the United States – My God would that agitate Obama. It’s a great and simple point, how can Obama take care of your family when he can’t even take care of his. | Read More »
With Liberty and Justice for All (even school teachers)
When I first heard the news that Harold ISD, a small school district in North Texas, decided to allow their teachers to carry guns on campus this coming school year, “that feeling” came over me which used to come over me when Ronald Reagan gave speeches on liberty and American exceptionalism. In what I can only describe as a flood of emotion approaching inexpressibility, I | Read More »
A One-Term Pledge: Pointless
Recently, there has been some talk about John McCain potentially offering a one-term Presidency pledge. I, and the term-limiting Twenty-Second Amendment to the Constitution, think that such a thing is ridiculous and unnecessary. The last real vow of a one-term Presidency was taken by James K. Polk in 1844. Similar to John McCain in 2008, Polk emerged as the unlikely nominee because his party could | Read More »
“That Pelosi Woman Is Nuts”
This, ladies and gentlemen, is must see TV. This also ties in directly with this new polling data that suggests the GOP is having a serious impact on the issue and the Democrats are feeling the heat. Six out of 10 Americans (61%) say Congress should return to Washington immediately to vote on lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling, according to a new Rasmussen | Read More »
RedState Candidates Are Kicking Butt, But They Need Our Help
We can help out Olson, Barlatta, and Parnell. We need to help them out. The Texas Chamber of Commerce will endorse Pete Olson against Nick Lampson. Give and we can win. Barletta is cleaning Paul Kanjorski’s clock up in Pennsylvania. He just started put ads up on the air and could use some cash to keep it up. This has become a pick up opportunity | Read More »
supreme court declines to Mess With Texas — 10th Amendment still lives!
Waste of organic material finally quits using my oxygen – and Texas celebrates. Last night, August 5, 2008, at 9:57 pm, the state of Texas dispensed a measure of justice when it gave the needle to one Jose Medellin, who in 1993 (that’s right, 15 years ago) participated in the brutal gang-rape and murder of two teenage girls in Houston. He is the second of | Read More »
Lex Talonis – vile murderer-rapist Jose Medellin will not receive justice today
Today, an living organism of the species homo sapiens (this is the most that I will give this thing called Jose Medellin) will be dealt with in the final sense, legally speaking, at the hands of the State of Texas. His final reward, in the eternal sense, begins moments after Texas is through with him, and I confess that I relish that thought. But today | Read More »
Rep Gohmert (R, TX-01) introduces legislation calling for closing of the GITMO detainee facility!
And his legislation… No, really. HR 6615, which NRO’s Gregory McNeil suggests may have been “in jest” (H/T AosHQ) …would have Justice Kennedy have of all the responsibility that he (and more importantly, Rep. Gohmert) could possibly want on this issue. And more. Yes, this is not going to go anywhere, more’s the pity. And Gohmert’s about as likely to lose this seat in November | Read More »