A Plea to the President
More than two years after they were sentenced, former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean still sit in federal prison for their actions in attempting to apprehend a drug runner who was smuggling 743 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.2 million from Mexico into the United States. To protect them from prison gangs eager to attack law enforcement officers, the Bureau of Prisons | Read More »
Looking at the Michael Williams for Senate Online Presence.
Before we go any further: if you’re not checked out on this guy, check out the two speeches below: and …then read this old diary. And this official website.
Badges of Dishonor.
Since it seems this isn’t going away, and I don’t feel like waiting for yesterdays 200 some post link to load, let’s try again. (Besides, some said this deserved it’s own diary).The best account of the BP case case I’ve found (for those who prefer facts and evenhandedness over WND spin) is a Pamela Colloff piece in Texas Monthly called Badges of Dishonor (pdf file). | Read More »
Blackwell/Benkisser Form Ticket for RNC Chair
This is an interesting development in the race for the RNC Chairmanship. What many people do not know is that when the RNC meets in January to elect their Chairman they will also elect a Chairwoman. Why the Chairwoman has been relegated to meaningless status I can’t answer. The position does exist though. Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State (boy, wouldn’t you have rather | Read More »
Michael Williams (R-TX) Announces Run for Senate!
In my previous blog, I said that I wished Michael Williams, the Texas Railroad Chairman, would run for the Senate seat to be vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. He’s been elected statewide in Texas a few times, is popular and most importantly he’s a conservative with no hyphens needed. I am on the WilliamsForTexas.com emailing list, so I was pleasantly surprised today to read the | Read More »
US House Committe Happenings
As has been widely reported on Redstate state today Republican Rep. Don Young (Alaska) has stepped down as Ranking Minority Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. This does not come as a huge shock for it was reported on Redstate yesterday that Republican Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (Ohio-8) was going to try and force him from the post. Republican Rep. David Camp (Michigan-4) | Read More »
, Charlie Rangel
, david camp
, don young
, edolphus towns
, Henry Waxman
, John McHugh
, Mac Thornberry
, New York
, Roscoe Bartlett
, U.S. House
, Wally Herger
Three Way Battle For Top Republican Post on House Armed Services Committee
There are three Republican Congressional Members that are positioning themselves to take the top spot on their side of the aisle for the House Armed Services Committee. They are Representative John McHugh (New York-23), Representative Roscoe Bartlett (Maryland-6), and Representative Mac Thornberry (Texas-13). McHugh is the most senior member member on the committe and that goes a long way, especially in the Republican Caucus, and for | Read More »
A Two-Month Tax Holiday Would Provide Immediate Relief to Taxpayers
When the country is facing dire economic straits, those who believe in free market principles must stand together behind proposals that steer us toward enabling the private sector to work as intended and away from socialism. It was disappointing to read a release from the Heritage Foundation, a source of many good friends who normally support less government and less taxes, which demeaned proposals to | Read More »
Michael Williams (R-TX) for Senate
Promoted from Diaries. – Moe Lane I’ve been a big fan of Michael Williams’ for the last couple of years. I don’t quite remember how I, living in Oregon, came about knowing who the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission was, but I support him to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison as the Senator from the great state of Texas. First, Hutchison is starting to set | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison One Step Closer To Running For Texas Governor
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (Republican-Texas) has taken one step closer to running for the Texas Governorship by establishing an exploratory committe today. She transferred one million dollars from her Senate campaign to start the committee. It has been speculated for awhile that she would challenge sitting Governor Rick Perry (Republican-Texas) in the 2010 race. She has already relinquished her leadership position as Chairwoman of the | Read More »
The Lone Star State is Flexing its Muscles
“Although the nation’s economy has experienced a recent slowdown, the Texas economy continues to rev up. With the 12th largest economy in the world (if it were considered a nation), Texas now leads the U.S. in job creation, gross state product, low unemployment rate, and foreign direct investment. Part of the Lone Star State’s success stems from proactive government policies and incentives, low taxes, reasonable | Read More »
CBC Six feted in Caribbean Hideaway.
The first are bone-crushingly naive, of course: but the second have had a really rotten return on their investment, these last few years.But let’s check in with the New York Post, first: High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country’s most powerful corporations – a violation of | Read More »
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, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
, charles rangel
, New Jersey
, New York
, Sheila Jackson-Lee
The Battleground for Our Fiscal Future
We’re told that the winds of political change have come to Washington. President-elect Obama has promised to govern from the center, to be the President of the whole nation. I certainly hope that is the case. But his record as a Senator hasn’t suggested moderation. And with large majorities in both the House and Senate, it is difficult to believe that Democrats will be able | Read More »
FairTax Cosponsors in Texas
FairTax Picks up another Congressman in Texas in Pete Olson (R). At least that is what we’ve been told. This puts the score at 14 cosponsors verses 6 who chose not to do so. That will give us 70% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in the House of Representatives for Texas. ‘Freedoms Truth’ gave the low down in his bit “http://www.redstate.com/diaries/wosg/2008/nov/18/tx-21-and-the-other-tx-house-seats/ But I’d like | Read More »
TX-21 and the other TX House seats
I live in TX-21, Lamar Smith. He was pro-bailout and votes for too many pork barrel spending bills. Otherwise a good conservative Republican Congressman. He didn’t even draw a Democrat challenger this time around. SAFE.Since that is quite boring, and I have the 2008 Texas election results handy, let’s look at the other TX districts: