Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas

    Ted Cruz Wins Big in Texas

    Wow — we all knew John Cornyn was going to win last night. He had no significant opposition. His opponents never got tea party or conservative support. His most significant opponent was…well…eccentric to put it politely. Cornyn managed to get 60% in his primary. Ted Cruz was not on the ballot in Texas last night. After the Cornyn race was called, Brian Walsh, a paid | Read More »

    Texas Republican Primary “Endorsements”

    This is the first of a multi- part series regarding the Republican primaries and my personal endorsements. The decisions are based primarily upon the candidate’s ability/potential to be elected given the dynamics of the state or the district (in the case of House races).  It will involve only gubernatorial, Senate and House races. With respect to House races, “endorsements” will be offered only in districts where | Read More »

    Stealing Texas

    Stealing Texas

    The Democrats’ efforts to turn Texas blue, Battle Ground Texas, has gone full ACORN. This week we learned election workers in San Antonio engaged in voter intimidation. According to the San Antonio Express-News, two election workers were chastised for steering Hispanic voters to vote Democrat during this week’s early 2014 primary voting: “Two election workers at a Southwest Side polling site were chastised this week after Hispanic Republican | Read More »

    Sen. Pat Roberts Isn’t Alone: Rep. Pete Sessions Has Gone AWOL

    This month we learned that Senator Pat Roberts doesn’t actually live in Kansas. Instead, he uses a golf course as his address. He is being challenged by Constitutional Conservative Dr. Milton Wolf. Congressman Pete Sessions of Texas, not to be confused with Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, has apparently gone missing as well. The White Rock Tea Party did some investigating and discovered that the | Read More »

    Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz

    Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz

    I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours debating whether or not conservative hero Thomas Sowell jumped the shark with a recent article he wrote about Senator Ted Cruz. In it, Sowell warns against the politics of self-interest and the dangers of failing to unify at delicate points in history. More to the point, he accuses Ted Cruz of working against such unity and invokes | Read More »

    Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz

    Thomas Sowell Makes the Case for Ted Cruz

    I’ve spent most of the last 12 hours debating whether or not conservative hero Thomas Sowell jumped the shark with a recent article he wrote about Senator Ted Cruz. In it, Sowell warns against the politics of self-interest and the dangers of failing to unify at delicate points in history. More to the point, he accuses Ted Cruz of working against such unity and invokes | Read More »

    Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General

    According to Senator Ted Cruz, “Ken Paxton is a tireless conservative warrior.” Paxton is running for Texas Attorney General. As all of us know, we may not live in Texas, but Texas affects us and we all probably secretly or not so secretly want to live there. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott frequently describes his workday as, “I go into the office, I sue the | Read More »

    Cruz’s Call For Senate Vote on Debt Ceiling: Act of Integrity, Not Stunt

    I just read an article by Kathleen Hunter on Bloomberg.net entitled “Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished as Old Tools Don’t Work” (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/cruz-senate-stunt-goes-unpunished-as-old-tools-don-t-work.html?cmpid=yhoo.inline), and sit in utter amazement at how her reporting can be so biased — and just flat-out wrong. Ms. Hunter states in the article:   “[Senator Mitch] McConnell had to vote “yes” on advancing the debt bill to bring along enough fellow Republicans …” | Read More »

    The Coward’s Conundrum

    Senators Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn say they put the country first. The debt ceiling needed to be raised. Ted Cruz opposed raising it. So McConnell and Cornyn voted to shut down Ted Cruz. They voted to cut off debate on raising the debt ceiling so that it could be raised. McConnell and Cornyn have both been very clear about this. John Cornyn told the | Read More »

    Rough among the Diamonds

    Promoted from the Diaries You know the phrase “a diamond in the rough?” It’s simple – amid all the ugliness, there is one beautiful thing that stands out. It’s a romantic phrase, but consider it’s reversal, a tinge of ugliness hidden among all the beauty. Such is the case of the story of Wendy Davis, who is running as a Democrat for governor of Texas. | Read More »

    Rough among the Diamonds

    Promoted from the Diaries You know the phrase “a diamond in the rough?” It’s simple – amid all the ugliness, there is one beautiful thing that stands out. It’s a romantic phrase, but consider it’s reversal, a tinge of ugliness hidden among all the beauty. Such is the case of the story of Wendy Davis, who is running as a Democrat for governor of Texas. | Read More »

    Happy Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Day!

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    Reposted from 2012

    One hundred sixty four years ago, on this date in the year 1848, in the conquered and occupied Federal District of Mexico, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by representatives of US President James Polk and interim Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ending the war between the two countries.

    By every possible measure, the war ended as a decisive victory for the United States and a humiliating defeat for Mexico. As a result of the treaty, Mexico ceded all rights to territory north of the Rio Grande and the Gila River, including all of California, Nevada, Utah, and Texas, parts of Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, as well as the parts of Arizona and New Mexico not later bought in the Gadsden Purchase. From Mexico’s perspective, a perspective that recognized neither the revolutions in Texas and California nor the Annexation of Texas, the country lost over half of its prewar territory.

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    Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land

    Wendy Davis From Fairy Tale Land

    In 1904 J.M. Barrie introduced us to Wendy Darling who went with Peter Pan to Neverland. Now, in 2014, Democrats have conjured up Wendy Davis from Fairy Tale Land. They have made her, a Texas state legislator, their choice for Governor of Texas. Wendy Davis filibustered pro-life legislation in Texas while wearing pink sneakers. The press chose to fixate on her “barbie like” looks and | Read More »

    The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis’ Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic

    The Vile Voice of Wendy Davis' Supporters Ridiculing a Paraplegic

    Wendy Davis cannot run from Battleground Texas now. The Fort Worth office of Battleground Texas and Wendy Davis’s Fort Worth campaign office are common ground with each other. They share resources. Wendy Davis, last week, claimed she out raised Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott by including fundraising totals from Battleground Texas in her numbers. She and Battleground Texas are the same. And that is according | Read More »

    Now Wendy Davis Attacks a Paraplegic

    For a feminist, Wendy Davis seems capable only of playing the damsel in distress. With the media now exposing her fraudulent biography and possible perjury in federal court, Davis has taken to blasting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as the source of leaks against her. There’s just one problem. According to this report by Jonathan Tilove in the Austin American Stateman — not exactly a | Read More »