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    Morning Briefing for November 24, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 24, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Happy Thanksgiving 1. Corruption 2. Gov Jindal: ‘Make Congressmen Part-time’ 3. Thoughts on the TSA — Opt Out Today

    Larry Phillips Did It

    Well, now I can share more details.Larry Phillips, Vice Chairman of the House Ethics Committee for the State of Texas is the person identified as having threatened members of the State House.If you recall, Speaker Joe Straus sent out Rep. Phillips to tell Republicans if they did not support Straus they would be drawn out of their House Districts.Straus then said he’d have an investigation | Read More »

    Thoughts on the TSA — Opt Out Tomorrow

    As many of us go through the grand experience of the TSA prostate exams — no doubt a part of healthcare cost savings under Obamacare — we need to consider a few things.When terrorists started trying to bring liquid explosives on planes, we went to 3 oz. bottles.When terrorists started wearing bombs as underwear, we went to full body screening.What happens when terrorists start using | Read More »

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    Is Joe Straus Playing Fast and Loose With the Law?

    This is amazing.Joe Straus sent out a loyal lieutenant to tell members of the Texas House of Representatives if they dared vote against him as Speaker he would draw them out of their districts.This is a clear threat and highly unethical.But I’m hearing that Straus did not stop there. I’m hearing that more will be coming out on this and it isn’t going to be | Read More »

    Michele Bachmann Is On the Money

    Michele Bachmann, for reasons unknown to me, decided to sit down with the BBC. God bless her for evangelizing and bringing the message of freedom even to places like that.But she is being attacked and distorted for what she said in this interview. The interviewer kept asking Congresswoman Bachmann if she stood by a 2008 statement that Barack Obama was anti-American.What she responded with was | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 23, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 23, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Michele Bachmann Is On the Money 2. Joe Straus Stands Against Free Speech 3. Toxic Toys, a Dead Giraffe & the Teamsters 4. Down With Upton

    Yes to Kingston. No to Upton

    This is pretty simple and easy. I’m not sure whether the Republicans leaders in the House of Representatives get it.But let’s break it down for them.(1) There should be no waivers for Committee Chairmen. None.(2) Consequently, Jerry Lewis should not be Appropriations Chairman and Joe Barton, as much as I like him and would prefer him to Upton, should not be Energy & Commerce Chairman.(3) | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 22, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 22, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Just a reminder that I’ll only be writing the Morning Briefing through Wednesday of this week. And if you have any good tips of smoking turkeys, send ‘em my way. I’ll be throwing my first on the Big Green Egg at some point before sunrise on | Read More »

    John Cornyn Declares He Will Continue The War Against Conservative Candidates

    This is just pitiful. You’d think that John Cornyn would have learned his lesson, but he hasn’t.In a closed door meeting of Senate Republicans, John Cornyn lectured his colleagues that instead of going out and recruiting conservatives against his terrible NRSC hand-picked candidates, Senators should just come talk to him.Seriously?We got into this mess because Cornyn didn’t listen. He did not listen to those who | Read More »

    Joe Straus Is Worried. Keep Up the Pressure.

    100% NARAL rated Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, the Republican who relied on Democrats to get into his job and then obstructed major conservative reforms in the Texas House of Representatives, is worried he might be voted off the island.How do I know?Well, one of his advisors, Vincent Harris, left me a message on my cell phone tonight that Straus would be calling me tomorrow | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 19, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 19, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Joe Straus Is Worried. Keep Up the Pressure. 2. Ah . . . Dick Lugar 3. Another TSA Outrage 4. DeMint Champions Taxpayers, Stands Firm for Earmark Reform 5. Abortion and the 2010 Elections

    Ah . . . Dick Lugar

    So the Republicans win sweeping, historic victories across the country on election night. They largely repudiate the Democrats’ agenda.One of the issues out in fly over country was the DREAM Act to set a pathway for citizenship for illegal aliens who’ve managed to go to college.Many, many people across the country oppose it and a lot of Republicans on the campaign trail used it as | Read More »

    Another TSA Outrage

    UPDATE: I’m getting a lot of emails asking if this is actually true and is this person actually someone I know. (1) Yes it is true — it is too absurd to be made up. (2) Yes, I know the person.——–A friend of mine sent me this about his TSA experience. He, unlike most of us, was coming back into the country from Afghanistan on | Read More »

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    Morning Briefing for November 18, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 18, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Freshman House Republicans Need Some Good Discernment 2. More Than One ‘I’ In Coalition 3. Next step: the War on Irish Coffee. 4. SecTrans Ray LaHood hates your cell phone. 5. TSA Unionization: A $30 Million Annual Gift to Union Bosses

    Freshman House Republicans Need Some Good Discernment

    This morning’s Politico has an article on the number of leadership posts that the incoming class of 2010 is demanding be set aside for freshmen. Two slots on the Elected Leadership Committee (ELC), which basically means they will sit at the leadership table and participate in the discussion, one class president (largely irrelevant), and importantly, two coveted slots on the Steering Committee which makes committee | Read More »