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  • Texas magazine: Compean and Ramos are not heroes

    09/23/2007 8:30:12 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 34 replies · 100+ views
    The latest issue of Texas Monthly magazine examines the case of former Border Patrol agents Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos and questions why conservatives are celebrating them as heroes. Compean and Ramos are serving 12 and 11 years in prison respectively for shooting and wounding a Mexican drug dealer and trying to cover it up. The case has become a cause celebre among conservatives and groups that advocate tougher border controls. Supporters say that the agents were wrongly convicted for protecting the United States against criminal intruders. Many are angry that the drug dealer — who entered the United...
  • Message from Ron Paul

    09/23/2007 3:36:39 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 93 replies · 380+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | 9/22/07 | Ron Paul
    The end is nigh. Of the third quarter of 2007, that is! And I need your help to make sure that our campaign gets a big boost. At the end of the second quarter, on August 1, we had more money than McCain, and we got a million dollars worth of free publicity. This time, we can get 10 million dollars worth, IF we have good results to announce on October 1, and therefore the resources to build for the future. After all, our ideas have never been needed more. The Federal Reserve is killing our dollar, the war is...
  • Dream Act: America's Nightmare

    09/21/2007 8:14:54 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Team America PAC ^ | 09/20/2007 | Tom Tancredo and Bay Buchanan
    The open borders lobby knows that they can’t introduce an amnesty, even if they call it a “comprehensive immigration reform” without feeling the wrath of the American people. So what they do? They try to sneak little mini-amnesties past us, and hope America doesn’t pay attention until it’s too late. Just back from the August recess, they are already introducing a not so mini-amnesty, The DREAM Act by tacking it on to a Defense bill. Only congress could pretend that giving amnesty to over illegal aliens and even potential terrorists is “defense.”. The pro-Amnesty has long been trying to...
  • GOP's Huckabee Wins S.C. Straw Poll

    09/21/2007 3:38:17 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 16 replies · 44+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 09/21/2007 | Jim Davenport
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Thursday that Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't tough enough to be president. Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., told about 600 conservatives that his Senate colleague showed her lack of fortitude Thursday by voting against a resolution condemning the liberal interest group MoveOn.org for a newspaper ad calling Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, "Gen. Betray Us." "My conclusion is that if you're not tough enough to take on MoveOn.org and their attacks on a decent and honorable member of the United States military, then you can't be tough enough to be president of...
  • SENATE ATTEMPTS TO STUFF AMNESTY DOWN THE THROATS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AGAIN THIS WEEK

    09/20/2007 9:28:18 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 46 replies · 789+ views
    Team Tancredo ^ | 09/20/2007 | Tom Tancredo
    "I am absolutely disgusted at the arrogance of those Senators who freely disregard the will of the American people by their support of massive amnesty for illegal aliens. They have willfully ignored the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty bill, in order to feed the corporate special interests and appease the Hispanic lobby!" Congressman Tancredo needs your help to stop the Senate from passing the Dream Act. Send a fax to your Senator today! Or call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Click this link to watch Congressman Tancredo explain amnesty to a fellow presidential candidate!
  • Message from Ron Paul

    09/20/2007 4:14:12 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 113 replies · 345+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | 09/20/2007 | Ron Paul
    <p>Our American way of life is under attack. And it is up to us to save it.</p> <p>The world's elites are busy forming a North American Union. If they succeed, as they did in forming the European Union, the good ol’ USA will only be a memory. We cannot let that happen.</p>
  • Going protectionist over a fantasy highway

    09/20/2007 6:51:58 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 15 replies · 146+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | Shikha Dalmia and Leonard Gilroy
    The U.S. is known for its "paranoid style" of politics, so brace yourself for the next Big Scare coming down the pike (literally) -- the Trans-Texas Corridor. Isolationist conservatives, emboldened by their jihad last year against the Dubai Ports World deal, have identified this road project as the spearhead of a conspiracy to dissolve the United States of America. Texas awarded a planning contract in 2005 for the first phase of the corridor to Cintra, a Spanish multinational company, and its San Antonio partner, Zachry Construction. (Cintra also won a $1.3-billion contract last year to build a 40-mile extension of...
  • The Sunlight Rule

    09/19/2007 6:09:11 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 19 replies · 540+ views
    Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk ^ | 09/16/2007 | Ron Paul
    Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” Indeed some of the most malignant growth of our government has been nurtured under a cover of darkness. Literally, in the dark hours of the morning at the end of the year, it has become tradition for the Appropriations committee to rush the famous omnibus bill to the floor for a vote, mere hours after it is introduced. The vote took place at 4 am the last time an omnibus spending bill was before us. We had all of 4 hours to deliberate on almost 1400 pages of...
  • Rudy's Gun Control Agenda

    09/19/2007 5:52:12 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 25 replies · 403+ views
    The 2007 version of Rudy Giuliani defends his past support of gun control as a necessary evil to fight crime in a big city. When pressed about his views of the Second Amendment by Sean Hannity of Fox News, Giuliani attempted to tap dance around his gun control record without alienating the 290 million people who don't live in New York City. The former mayor told Hannity that gun control was "appropriate" for the city, but that states and cities should be allowed to make those decisions locally. "So," Hannity continued, "you would support the state's rights to choose...
  • One more for Paul

    09/18/2007 11:07:18 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 63 replies · 458+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 09/19/2007 | Liebowitz, Dorgan
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul had a good week. On Sunday, he made off with the Manchester GOP straw poll (Paul took 66 percent; Thompson was next, with 10 percent. Sam Brownback came in last, with half a percentage point). Soon after, Paul picked up the endorsement of Rep. Paul Ingbretson.
  • Taser ban for illegals blasted by Tancredo

    09/18/2007 6:58:19 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 13 replies · 713+ views
    Team Tancredo ^ | 9/15/2007 | Tom Tancredo
    Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., is asking the U.S. Office of Detention and Removal Operations to explain why it's OK for jailers to use Tasers to control inmates who are U.S. citizens but not those who are in the country illegally. Click here for more of this article
  • TANCREDO TO TALK CHRISTIAN & CONSERVATIVE ISSUES AT VALUES VOTERS DEBATE TONIGHT!

    09/17/2007 10:27:30 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 3 replies · 40+ views
    Team Tancredo ^ | 09/17/2007 | Tom Tancredo
    Live from SkyAngel Network and the American Family Association, Congressman Tancredo will debate his fellow candidates on social issues and family values.
  • Success in the West

    09/17/2007 2:54:53 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | September 17, 2007 | Kent Snyder
    Los Angeles. San Francisco. Seattle. Salt Lake City. These four cities enthusiastically welcomed Ron Paul during his five-day tour last week. And what enthusiasm there was! The many fundraising events were sold out. Over $350,000.00 was contributed to the campaign. Thousands of people attended rallies to show their support for Dr. Paul's campaign for president. Nearly 550 people attended a lecture by Dr. Paul on the U.S. Constitution at Seattle University School of Law. Microsoft hosted a meeting for employees to hear from Dr. Paul. The Salt Lake County GOP Central Committee had Dr. Paul speak and answer questions. And...
  • Letter: Paul fortunately isn't like rest of Republican Party

    09/16/2007 9:53:12 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 20 replies · 243+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | September 16, 2007 | Tim Shea
    The Republican Party, by almost universal disgruntled consent, is in every way a cause of concern for the limited government espoused in the articles adopted by the GOP membership. The Republican Party has become in governing what they've fear-mongered us for decades the Democratic party would be if, in fact, we elected Democrats to Washington. Let's be honest: The D.C. Republicans who've lied their way into leadership are little else than a rejected radical left wing of the Democratic party. Pre-emptive nuclear strikes? NAFTA, CAFTA? The Patriot Act? Enforcing U.N. resolutions? Lowering taxes a couple hundred dollars for the average...
  • Hillary Clinton will unveil a health care reform plan Monday

    09/16/2007 9:12:10 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 41 replies · 611+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 09/16/2007 | Matthew Drudge
    Hillary Clinton to unveil health care reform plan Monday requiring every American to carry insurance -- at a cost of about $110 billion per year... Developing...
  • Climb On Board The 'Ron Paul Revolution'

    09/16/2007 8:53:29 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 335 replies · 4,287+ views
    TheDay ^ | 9/16/2007 | Marc Guttman
    When Americans evaluate today's political landscape, most feel something between impotence and disapproval. So, while citizens shake their heads or shrug at the mainstream media's “top tier” presidential candidates, it is extraordinary how many are becoming overjoyed about one lesser covered candidate. Tens-of-thousands have joined the appropriately named Ron Paul Revolution, joining Meetup.com groups, putting up signs, and crossing states to attend rallies. Congressman Ron Paul's genuine message and untarnished record of promoting individual liberty for everyone, a free-market economy of wealth and abundance, and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace and free trade, has attracted vast support from diverse...
  • Wise, not wacky

    09/15/2007 7:58:24 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 16 replies · 683+ views
    Ron Paul 2008 ^ | Kent Snyder
    On October 10, 2001, Congressman Ron Paul led the effort in Congress to give President Bush the tools he needed to capture, dead or alive, Osama bin Laden and the other terrorists responsible for September 11th. Dr. Paul introduced on that day H.R. 3076 - The September 11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001. If passed, that legislation would have given President Bush an additional weapon against bin Laden. If Dr. Paul's legislation had passed in 2001, it is likely bin Laden would not still be at large six years later. But today, John Bresnahan of Politico.com describes Congressman Ron...
  • Tancredo Questions ‘Bizarre’ Restrictions on Illegal Alien Detention

    09/15/2007 2:46:51 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 8 replies · 644+ views
    Tancredo Press Release ^ | September 14, 2007 | Tom Tancredo
    Congressman says policies give preferential treatment to illegal aliens ( WASHINGTON, D.C. ) – U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today sent a letter to Director John Torres of the Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) expressing concern over new regulations forced onto local jails across the country that detain illegal aliens. The new regulation requires jails to ban the use of tasers on inmates in any detention facility temporarily housing illegal aliens. “I think most citizens would think it extremely bizarre for the federal government to say that tasers must never be used on an illegal alien when their...
  • Stopping the next war

    09/14/2007 9:02:25 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 57 replies · 751+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 14, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    President Bush has won the Battle of September. When he turns over the presidency on Jan. 20, 2009, there will likely be as many U.S. troops in Iraq as there were when Congress was elected to bring them home in November 2006. That is the meaning of Gen. Petraeus' recommendation, adopted by President Bush, that 6,000 U.S. troops be home by Christmas and the surge of 30,000 ended by April. Come November 2008, there will likely still be 130,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Will this make America safer, Sen. John Warner, R-Va., asked. "I don't know," answered the general. An...
  • China blames WND for product scare hype, Praises Washington Post for setting record straight

    09/14/2007 6:22:40 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 8 replies · 397+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 14, 2007
    WASHINGTON – The official Chinese news agency Xinhua today blames WND for over-hyping the safety issues about food and consumer goods exported from the Asian giant – specifically citing a story last May that sparked a wildfire of coverage by other media. "For example, in May, the conservative news organ WorldNetDaily.com asked, 'Is China Trying to Poison Americans and Their Pets?'" the Xinhua story states in trying to make the case for racism in the U.S. media. It was the only example of negative news coverage mentioned. On the other hand, the official Chinese news agency praised the Washington Post...