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 »

    Real Feminism Vs. Realpolitik in Texas

    Wendy Davis needs a man like a fish needs a rich bicycle that will pay its way through fish law school and take full custody of its spawn.

    (HT: Exjon via Instatpundit.)

    Hard luck stories provide emotional cover to incompetent fools. These are the type of bad, faithless people who should not be elected to any office greater than being a local dog-catcher. We discover that as people have begun to delve into the tear-jerking reproduction of Les Miserables being presented as a Curriculum Vita by Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis. The good news story here is that we learn of these inconvenient truths about poor Wendy Davis before she gets empowered to make any important decisions. After all, it probably isn’t wisdom to entrust great power to somebody because you feel sorry for them.

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    We have to do more then just “beat” Wendy Davis

    Bill S recently commented on a post Erick made, and his comment kind of gave me the inspiration to post this. Immediately after EE posted the piece about Wendy Davis and the restraining order, the usual handwringers, the same who continually bring up Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Todd Akin, and Richard Mourdock  as a magic bullet against any suggested primary challenge,  AKA “the Usual Suspects”, | Read More »

    Documents Show A Texas Court Ordered Wendy Davis to Stay Away From Drugs and Alcohol

    Documents Show A Texas Court Ordered Wendy Davis to Stay Away From Drugs and Alcohol

    A few years after Wendy Davis claimed in court that she had suffered damage to her mental health, a Texas court put Davis under a temporary restraining order prohibiting her from using drugs or alcohol within twenty-four hours of coming into contact with her children. Folks, from here on out, the only card left for Wendy Davis to play is victim. She’s going to attack | Read More »

    More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis’s Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life

    More Than One Conflict Between Wendy Davis's Sworn Testimony and Her Actual Life

    BuzzFeed noted that Wendy Davis’ real biography conflicts with a statement she made under oath in a federal court case in 2012. Davis claimed, under oath, in federal court that she obtained a divorce when she was 19. In fact, according to the Dallas Morning News, Davis was 21. But upon review of the federal court transcript of the bench trial dated January 20, 2012, | Read More »

    Wendy Davis’ Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs Before Seeing Her Kids

    News has broken that Wendy Davis lied about her background. She is now playing victim blaming Greg Abbott.It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003.In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . | Read More »

    While We’re At It, Let’s Defeat McConnell’s Right Hand Man Too

    New polling is showing that Mitch McConnell is losing ground to Matt Bevin in Kentucky. This is great news. While McConnell might have a boatload of money, once Bevin’s name and McConnell’s follies reach saturation levels McConnell will be toast. Thankfully, many conservative PACs have lined up behind Bevin, who is a mufti-millionaire with self-funding ability, and local Tea Partiers are organizing a strong ground game | Read More »

    Wendy Davis’s Campaign Mocks Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    Wendy Davis's Campaign Mocks Greg Abbott for Being Paralyzed

    Wendy Davis’s campaign spin on her fundraising numbers is impressive. She wants you to know that she raised $12 million to Republican Greg Abbot’s $11.5 million. What she is hoping you will ignore, and which much of the press will ignore, is that Greg Abbott raised his $11.5 million in three months while Davis raised her $12 million in six months. Update: This original press | Read More »

    The Wendy Davis comedy routine

    Right now, I can’t even tell you what Wendy Davis is running for, but it seems like she’ll take governor of Texas, governor of Houston, or a standup slot on Comedy Central Presents. The latest guffaw in a campaign closer to a comedy of errors than that of the national Left’s crusader destined to turn Texas blue comes in the form of a serious policy | Read More »

    Wendy Davis Will Be Charitable With Your Tax Dollars

    Wendy Davis Will Be Charitable With Your Tax Dollars

    The problem with liberals is they always want to be charitable with your money and never with their own.Wendy Davis has released her tax records. Turns out she’s only managed to fund about 2.7 abortions over the last three years. She’d rather use the power of the state to make you fund the abortions.In all seriousness, Davis’ adjusted gross income rose from $130,931 in 2010 | Read More »

    Wendy Davis reminds us she’s still running for office

    Remember Wendy Davis? The Left’s hero who was going to defy political reality and turn Texas blue, or at least drape the Governor’s Mansion with purple? And all because it started by filibustering a pro-life bill in a ruby red state? That’s the delusional path to victory Democrats nationwide saw her charting. The reality confronting them is that they’ve got an anointed candidate who’s proving | Read More »