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 »
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 »