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    Airport Security as Parody

    Pejman Yousefzadeh has a great post on airport security. You’ve probably seen similar things.Throughout the country the full body x-ray machines were turned off for travel the day before Thanksgiving and have largely been unused for several days.Now, the TSA says there is no official policy, but it seems hard to believe it is sheer coincidence that on the busiest travel days of the year | Read More »


    Happy Thanksgiving

    I’m about to go get the turkey out of the brine. I’m going to cook my first turkey today — say a prayer.I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.I am thankful most of all for Christ who died for me and for my wife and children. I am also very thankful for the front page writers of | Read More »

    Email of the Day

    Got this last night in email:Subject: What my boyfriend is doing tomorrowHe is going to “make it hard” for the TSA. He has a new knee so he always gets pulled aside. He is going to take an ED pill. lol!No kidding.



    I know some of you are a bit perplexed about why I, a guy in Georgia, keep writing about Joe Straus, a liberal elitist in Texas.It is very simple really. Texas is going to make big gains in the census and pick up some congressional districts. Conservatives across the country must be concerned that the man who will have the heaviest hand in drawing those | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for November 24, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For November 24, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.Happy Thanksgiving1. Corruption2. 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 »


    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, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Michele Bachmann Is On the Money2. Joe Straus Stands Against Free Speech3. Toxic Toys, a Dead Giraffe & the Teamsters4. 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, 2010Go to 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 Thursday. — | 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, 2010Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Joe Straus Is Worried. Keep Up the Pressure.2. Ah . . . Dick Lugar3. Another TSA Outrage4. DeMint Champions Taxpayers, Stands Firm for Earmark Reform5. Abortion and the 2010 Elections