Black is Back and the South is Guilty Till Proven Innocent
I read that the Washington Post has already put more words on its front page about Rick Perry and Schrodingers Rock — a ginormous boulder with a racial slur on it that some people see, some people don’t see, and no one seems to be able to take a picture of the damn thing — than the Washington Post ever did about Jeremiah Wright. I | Read More »
Jonathan Bryant calls George Rodriguez a Nazi.
Jonathan Bryant is a teacher for the San Antonio Edgewood Independent School District; George Rodriguez is the president of the San Antonio Tea Party. The video is below. More details here… which do not include Jonathan Bryant’s name, although they were happy to include George’s. The teacher, by the way, will not be be subject for discipline by his school district for calling Rodriguez a | Read More »
Rick Perry Is Right on In-State Tuition for Immigrants in Texas
A Texas law supported by Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry to provide in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants when they attend college has gotten a lot of attention recently. It was the primary focus of several heated exchanges at last night’s debate and was widely criticized on Twitter as well, but Perry’s opponents and the media are giving an inaccurate picture | Read More »
A Taxing Crossword Puzzle
Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)
Get Ready: Conservatives Are About to Support the Federal Takeover of Schools
After Mitt Romney attacked Rick Perry for joining Milton Friedman in calling social security a “ponzi scheme”, conservative intellectuals in the DC-NY corridor suddenly began treating Friedman as John Maynard Keynes’ bastard love child with Karl Marx and rejecting all calls to reform social security because Rick Perry dared to call it a ponzi scheme. Considering the behavior of conservative intellectuals in Washington and New | Read More »
Netroots blame wrong people for Texas wildfire problems.
Very quickly, and to get this out of the way: the Online Left is babbling about supposedly-cut Texas firefighting budgets, mostly because they lack the research skills – or possibly, the native intelligence – to tell the difference between a $109 million Forest Service/Wildfire Fighting budget in 2010/2011, and a $196 million Forest Service/Wildfire Fighting budget for 2012/2013 (the 2012 fiscal year started at the | Read More »
This is the current Texas wildfire situation.
Just to make it clear precisely what we’re talking about, here: it’s not good. 25,000 acres burned so far, and the state is apparently as dry as a bone right now, thanks to a drought. Let me show you the extent of the problem: That picture is taken from Weather Underground’s WunderMap (as of roughly 10 PM EDT, September 5, 2011*). The red flames represent | Read More »
The Texas record.
We’re pleased to bring you this commentary on the Texas economic record from Bill Peacock, Vice President for Research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Texas has been the home of the last two Republican presidents. With Governor Rick Perry now in the fray, we’re fixin’ to find out if Texas can make it three in a row. When examining what makes Texas the benchmark | Read More »
PolitiFact Proves Yet Again It Is a Left Wing Attack Machine With Nonpartisan Veneer
“Politifact’s fact is nothing more than their left-wing hypothesis disconnected from and ignoring every data point that doesn’t help them make their case.” As a general rule of thumb I heard somewhere, fact checkers don’t check facts. Fact checkers exist to put an objective, nonpartisan veneer on whatever some reporter wants to say. And when fact checkers take it upon themselves to be arbiters of | Read More »
Jihad-watchers beclowning themselves over Perry/Ismaili thing. [Updated]
Yeah. I’m kicking it Old School here: “anti-Idiotarian” is one of those terms of art from the far-off dawn of the blogosphere (which is to say, 2003 or so). Then again, a lot of the people who are going to be talked about here have been in the ‘sphere for that long; so keep that in mind. There’s a history here, and it’s not always | Read More »
The Dismal Science (Part 3 of 3): Rick Perry on Jobs and The Economy.
James MacDonald of ForeignPolicy.com describes the current Seldon Crisis occurring in Western economies as the end of a seven decade experiment. This is described by Walter Russell Mead as The Blue Social Model. He talks us through its particulars below. Graduate from high school and you were pretty much guaranteed lifetime employment in a job that gave you a comfortable lower middle class lifestyle; graduate | Read More »
Roger Williams (R CAND, TX CD-33) Pins the Tail on the Donkey
Roger Williams, former Secretary of State under Rick Perry in Texas, is running for Congress to teach the young donkeys about the values of this country. The newly-created 33rd district will cover the staunchly conservative suburbs of Fort Worth. The Republican nominee will be a shoo-in for the general election, and it appears that we just might have our man in Roger Williams. Here is | Read More »
Immigration and Border Security (Part 3 of 3): Rick Perry.
Rick Perry runs for President after serving a long term as the governor of Texas. Texas shares over ½ of the US-Mexican Border with our neighbors to the South. Texas has benefitted from a generally positive historical relationship Mexican migratory workers and has seen some of the best benefits that immigration can offer the United States. Texas also has seen some of the worst. Narcotic | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Ted Cruz (R CAND, TX-SEN PRIMARY)
Ted is an old friend of the site and the RS Gathering: he spoke at our first one, and he spoke today as well. We talked briefly afterward: Ted’s site is here.
Is it time for Rick Perry?
A new web site, Time for Perry, has been launched urging Texas Governor Rick Perry to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. You can watch the site’s featured video, “It’s Time for Perry,” below: