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  • It turns out Ted Cruz does not get his insurance through Obamacare

    05/16/2015 1:02:41 PM PDT · 21 of 55
    txrangerette to gwgn02

    Your point is?

    This says his family was looking at plans offered from the federal exchange under Obamacare.

    The bit you posted doesn’t show the publication date.

    Has to be old news.

    Like Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story”, there’s more.

    They signed up for a plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield instead.

    However, all plans have to conform to HHS regs.

    Everyone, Cruz included, is stuck with this disaster until we are rid of it.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 3:50:55 PM PDT · 18 of 69
    txrangerette to rcofdayton

    You don’t understand what it is.

    It cannot be hijacked by outsiders.

    Those on the inside can only be the very ones who are determined to reign in the feds and restore Constitutional governance.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 3:48:41 PM PDT · 17 of 69
    txrangerette to Red_Devil 232

    The Texas House was the tougher one of the two.

    The Texas Senate is a lot more conservative than the House is and will slam dunk this.

  • Texas House passes Convention of States application

    05/14/2015 3:47:37 PM PDT · 14 of 69
    txrangerette to colorado tanker

    The country has been hijacked.

    The Constitution has been thrown in the dumpster.

    You’re not being protected from anything by fearing or opposing the states themselves, under Article V, convening to reign in the feds.

    At such an Article V convention of the states, the very states that want to reign in the feds will convene to pass amendments to the Constitution designed to do just that, reign in the feds.

    It takes 3/4 of these states to pass any amendment.

    The process will be transparent.

    How will “liberals” hijack it?

    Instead of fearing, you can become informed as to what it is, where it springs from, how it works.

  • Ted Cruz 2016 -- The One Word That Will Win Ted Cruz the Nomination

    04/28/2015 3:28:15 PM PDT · 11 of 41
    txrangerette to TruthWillWin; be-baw


    (It’s in there, I had to look more than once, though...)

  • Scott Walker in Iowa: States should be allowed to ban same-sex marriages

    04/26/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · 31 of 58
    txrangerette to ASA Vet; Jim Robinson; Cincinatus' Wife

    Natural Born Citizen means citizen by birth and not by being naturalized.

    Congress has the right to define these matters.

    Under the relevant statute, Ted Cruz is a citizen of the United States by birth, by being born to a United States citizen who was working in Canada at the time but who was herself a U.S. citizen at birth, not naturalized, and the relevant statute did not require that both parents be natural born citizens of the United States, therefore his mother satisfied that requirement.

    Nice of you to note Walker’s qualification status, however, please don’t muddy up the waters by implication that Ted Cruz doesn’t meet the necessary criteria.

    Yes, he does.

    If you don’t believe it, ask Jim Robinson, who has made it crystal clear.

  • Scott Walker in Iowa: States should be allowed to ban same-sex marriages

    04/26/2015 6:58:43 AM PDT · 22 of 58
    txrangerette to Jim Noble; Cincinatus' Wife

    My preferred candidate is Ted Cruz.

    Re: Scott Walker and same-sex marriage -

    Under current court rulings striking down states on same-sex marriage, and under a coming SCOTUS ruling almost certain to make a sweeping determination that there’s a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage, the question then DOES become, “can states ban same-sex marriage?”

    Walker appears to be advancing his own belief that states have the right to define marriage. Under the Tenth Amendment they certainly do. By banning all but heterosexual marriage between one man and one woman, that WAS where most states stood on this, until Holder refused to follow the Defense of Marriage Act, and until federal courts started knocking down states like dominos on this issue. Federal Courts nor any other federal branch were given that power, therefore it devolves to the states.

    I don’t see a problem with Scott Walker on this issue. His stance is absolutely the correct and courageous one.

    Walker is being criticized by some for allowing a court decision to decide it for Wisconsin. In other words for not standing for nullification, civil disobedience, resistance - whatever one calls it - when federal courts usurp states powers.

    What he might be trying to do is use states to amend the Constitution to actually spell out in precise words that states are the ones to decide this issue, by making it an agenda item if a Fifth Amendment Convention of the States does happen (see Mark Levin’s “The Liberty Amendments”), to put such a proposed amendment in play, there.

    That seems to be where he’s heading on this. What other venue could produce an amendment that says the states, only, can define marriage, besides that one?

    In the meantime, let’s compare his position on whether to obey, or to nullify, a federal court ruling on this issue, with positions of other candidates on the same thing.

    Let’s compare apples to apples.

  • Another Texas Republican Took a Swipe at Ted Cruz. See How His Spokeswoman Returned Fire With These

    04/25/2015 5:46:45 PM PDT · 33 of 51
    txrangerette to Mercat

    Cornyn thinks his constituents are stupid.

    Enough of them returned him to the Senate, so he skates, apparently, whatever he does. I didn’t vote to return him.

    Instead of playing his silly game and pretending he has a point, I like that Cruz cut to the chase, and does not back down about it.

  • Hillary On Abortion: ‘Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And Structural Biases Have To

    04/24/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · 10 of 33
    txrangerette to Nachum

    Hillary in full tyrannical mode.

    She wants change?

    Let her ride off into the sunset on her broom, then.

    A change for America, and what’s not to love?

  • Murdock: Death provides justice, security

    04/24/2015 10:37:48 AM PDT · 3 of 8
    txrangerette to massmike

    His defenders argue he only followed his big brother.

    If not for the ringleader, the crime would never happen, much less would he have participated.

    That’s irrelevant.

    That gives an excuse, well, I thought it was fine to kill and maim people as long as someone else led me into it.



  • Sen. Corker Wants to Appoint Obama as Dictator

    04/20/2015 9:14:39 AM PDT · 18 of 22
    txrangerette to xzins

    Of course FR was first.

    Limbaugh lashing the Corker bill now.


  • Wisconsin’s Shame: ‘Every Aspect of My Life Is in Their Hands — and They Hate Me’

    04/20/2015 8:40:30 AM PDT · 160 of 311
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    “They came for the person down the street, for something not related to my life. I cringed but thank the Lord I was spared. Others like me as well felt relief. We didn’t do anything about it. Then, one day, they started coming for me and for the others...”

    A made up, but very relevant scenario.

    Thank you for posting this story.

  • Sen. Corker Wants to Appoint Obama as Dictator

    04/20/2015 8:28:24 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    txrangerette to xzins

    Mark Levin has more than spoken out on this.

    But maybe you mean no politician has?

  • Tennessee Senate Joins Convention of States Movement

    04/19/2015 6:57:08 AM PDT · 3 of 12
    txrangerette to cotton1706


    And thank you Mark Levin.

  • Uncle Si of Duck Dynasty endorses Hillary for President!?!

    04/18/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · 2 of 18
    txrangerette to markomalley

    A totally satirical tweet...

  • L. Ron Obama and the Church of Progressivism

    04/16/2015 8:14:17 AM PDT · 3 of 9
    txrangerette to SJackson

    Good article.

    Hillary is a radical “progressive” in the Alinsky mode, as well.

    It isn’t only about her incompetence and her personal scandals.

  • REPORT: This billionaire hedge funder is quietly bankrolling Ted Cruz's campaign

    04/11/2015 1:38:44 PM PDT · 7 of 55
    txrangerette to SoConPubbie

    Only America’s destroyers can have billionaire donors...

  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · 54 of 319
    txrangerette to Lazamataz

    Sodom and Gomorrah did it.

    Of course, they’re so gone now, one can’t tell they were ever there.

  • Flip-Flopping Rand Paul Attacks Savannah Guthrie

    04/08/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · 3 of 17
    txrangerette to E. Pluribus Unum

    Your point is?

    He’s mean?

    Savannah Guthrie is a victim?

    Rand must be destroyed?

    Color me confused.

    My candidate is Ted Cruz, but I don’t understand this kind of posting.

  • ‘Egypt is Preparing for War with Israel’

    04/06/2015 3:40:59 PM PDT · 12 of 60
    txrangerette to aposiopetic

    War plans for various contingencies in general are one thing.

    A specific war plan for Israel means...what?

    Egypt will do an unprovoked attack on Israel? Why? Egypt fears Iran.

    They expect Israel to do an unprovoked attack on them?

    Why would Israel do that, unless the Muslim Brotherhood gets power again?

  • BREAKING: Police shoot vehicle ramming the gate at NSA headquarters at Ft. Meade

    03/31/2015 9:05:21 AM PDT · 120 of 122
    txrangerette to Minutemen

    What are they, you ask?

  • Ted Cruz makes first campaign appearance as presidential candidate in New Hampshire

    03/28/2015 10:59:22 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    txrangerette to SoConPubbie

    Yesterday, Cruz’s speech to Young Americans for Freedom, in Nashua NH

  • Live coverage: New Orleans airport machete attack news conference

    03/21/2015 5:13:40 PM PDT · 15 of 34
    txrangerette to livius

    I read that locals who knew him said he was a Jehovah’s Witness and very into that.

    At 63, and an Army Vet, seems unlikely he would be getting ideas from a Jihadi website.

    BTW, I’m not blaming his religion if true what he was. Just stating what I read and concluding he’s not driven by Islam.

    The authorities have already said mental illness was involved.

    They wanted to speak with him, trying to get something on motive. But now they can’t.

    The female agent who shot him while he was swinging the machete, didn’t mess around.

  • LIVE - Scott Walker speech in Concord New Hampshire

    03/15/2015 6:12:10 AM PDT · 13 of 17
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    And I went back to the beginning, later, when it was replayed.

    Governor Walker is good on kitchen table economics.

    And looks good wearing a cap like so many ordinary citizens do.


    For those interested in watching our great Senator Ted Cruz live, this evening, March 15, at the New Hampshire Reagan Dinner, here’s some info:

  • LIVE - Scott Walker speech in Concord New Hampshire

    03/14/2015 9:32:06 AM PDT · 8 of 17
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Thank you for the link.

    Caught the last 20 minutes.

    Will catch up later with the rest.

  • Tom Cotton picked apart by Army general over ‘mutinous’ Iran letter

    03/13/2015 2:53:07 PM PDT · 26 of 139
    txrangerette to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Of course Eaton is full of it.

    And Cotton is tough as nails and one smart cookie.

    My money’s on HIM.

    He’s a big boy and he will weather the likes of an ignorant, big mouth such as Eaton.

  • Judge delays ruling on unblocking Obama immigration executive actions

    03/10/2015 9:23:23 AM PDT · 23 of 44
    txrangerette to 11th_VA

    Federal Judge John H. Wood was assassinated in 1979 in a drug cartel action against him. Wood was nicknamed Maximum John because of his tough reputation, giving long sentences to drug dealers.

    He became the first federal judge to be murdered since the turn of the century.

    We know about dangers to federal judges. Not to mention prosecutors in those dangerous kinds of cases.

    The convicted murderer was the father of actor Woody Harrelson. He was a contract killer.

    Your fears for Judge Hanen’s safety are legit. But to say you hope he has armed body guards and has his car checked, causes me to remind of how aware LE in Texas is, not to mention the judge himself, of ever present danger.

  • Why the Left Loves Islam

    02/21/2015 5:36:43 AM PST · 13 of 69
    txrangerette to Travis McGee

    You disagree that they are stupid and ignorant and have utopian fantasies dancing in their heads and enjoy what Islam is doing to certain others as long as it isn’t them?

    That they fantasize that they are in charge of the World?

    That reality is the very last thing they are about?


    You’re attacking the wrong person, but hey, I’m a big girl and I can take it, smile, and promptly forget.

  • Why the Left Loves Islam

    02/21/2015 5:23:04 AM PST · 6 of 69
    txrangerette to Travis McGee

    The Left would be the first to have their heads chopped off or be burned alive.

    Socialist women bowing to the Burka?

    To enslavement, torture, death of their own kind.

    I don’t think so.

    They want to use Islam as a bludgeon against others of their choice.

    And they are stupid and ignorant.

    Imagining themselves kneeling on a beach en masse and off go all of their heads, isn’t within them to imagine.

    They think THEY are in charge of the U.S. and the World.

    Fantasies of Utopia dance in their heads.

    They’re good for nothing else.

  • Islamist Enclaves Spread To Texas — Base Camps For ISIS?

    02/21/2015 5:15:21 AM PST · 59 of 66
    txrangerette to VerySadAmerican; Marcella

    The U.S. is not what it should be.

    Just because something should or should not be, doesn’t answer what a law enforcement officer should or should not do about it, in this case local LE.

    In addition to keeping tabs on these people and seeing what you can legally do against their activities, local or state LE must know that the Feds are watching THEM, their every move, in order to come down on them like they have the police in Ferguson, MO.

    All YOU, VSA, have to do is post on an internet site.

    Meanwhile, LE has to operate so as to not get taken out of the picture and off the battlefield.

    Internet know-it-alls, from afar (living in Texas doesn’t qualify for the role you’re trying to play, and I live here too, always have, so?) can’t substitute for the legally constituted entities that have to deal with this, with the Feds treating them and us as the enemy rather than the real enemy.

  • The Bill,Hillary,Chelsea,and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation

    02/21/2015 4:57:08 AM PST · 4 of 14
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    It’s ok, after all, they’re accepting $$$ from every interest from Gulf States Islamic Big Oil to pro-Keystone Pipeline.

    It’s “fair”.

    Also, what difference does it make??

  • Fed fight heats up

    02/20/2015 6:59:13 AM PST · 7 of 13
    txrangerette to Don Corleone

    No kidding!

    But when covering the topic with an average American their eyes glaze over.

    Wrongdoing in government wouldn’t raise an eyebrow with them, either. That’s routine.

    This thing has no transparency and no accountability and is too big to even be investigated, much less to fail.

    Needed is a bridge to get from glazed over eyes to angry outrage about what’s being done in our name while totally disconnected from us...

  • Fed fight heats up

    02/20/2015 5:59:16 AM PST · 3 of 13
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Audit the Fed.

    Find out what’s really going on.

    Not that it can be done while the current mob is in charge, but it’s the only thing that makes sense.

  • The New York Post mocks Obama's take on 'Islamic' terrorism

    02/19/2015 9:05:27 AM PST · 4 of 37
    txrangerette to TangledUpInBlue; Cincinatus' Wife

    Check out this article in Atlantic Mag.

    They are leftists and interestingly spend a lot of time Jeb Bush bashing. They just can’t stand him being as much like them as he is...

    Their recent take on ISIS:

    I guess Obama didn’t read it, or if he did, what difference does it make?

  • I’ll Be Damned, These Boneyard B-52s Can Still Fly

    02/19/2015 8:58:23 AM PST · 37 of 80
    txrangerette to RichardW

    I was just a kid with no connection to the Air Force (other than a dad who was Army attached to the Air in WWII who helped enforce a training base’s sanitary rules to prevent disease outbreaks), and my experience was post war.

    Yeah, living in Fort Worth (Carswell and the big bombers) I saw and heard them high overhead at times.

    But once at a cookout on the shores of Lake Worth, I experienced this B-52 takeoff on a path right over my head and still very close to ground.

    That sound pinned me to the spot I was in.

    I literally could not move until it passed.


    The sound of FREEDOM.

    Many years later I experienced more than one low B-1 flyover from Dyess in Abilene.


  • GOP Strategist: Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush Carry Same Odds in 2016

    02/16/2015 10:10:23 AM PST · 14 of 36
    txrangerette to 2ndDivisionVet

    Yes I want to comment.

    Some who read only the first line might conclude this is belittling Cruz’s chances.

    Read on, and the truth is exactly the opposite.

    Bush is Uber Establishment, while Cruz is an insurgent. But what they had in common for this analysis (a snapshot in time) is their equal mathematical chance.

    And goes on to point out where Cruz has more potential than John and Suzy Q public have been led to believe.

    If people believe a Cruz win is possible, he will gain from where he is, just because of that.

    If people think he can’t win, they’ll be predisposed to vote for someone else...

  • Egypt 'bombs IS [ISIS] in Libya' after beheadings video

    02/16/2015 7:34:41 AM PST · 106 of 147
    txrangerette to going hot; Netz

    Here’s the thing.

    I don’t believe Obama cares about one particular ideology so much as he’s trying to collapse the American and world economic and social order, aka Cloward & Piven.

    He is a hater. That’s what I think. He wants to see collapse and destruction and people at each others’ throats and wants power to be in the hands of a few such as himself and some of his buddies. He hates freedom. He hates the Founders and the system they created under the U.S. Constitution. He uses Islam, he uses left wing “Christianity”, he uses Blacks, Hispanics, Mexicans, Guatemalans, the poor, the dependent, the rich; the crony Capitalists, anyone and everyone, in his scheme.

    I think of it this way. He is an apologist for Islam and countries where women and children are treated like dirt and men can be tortured or executed because their beards are too short. IOW for Sharia. We saw with our own eyes him bowing to the Saudi king, for example. He’s worried about anti-Muslim backlash, etc, while Christians and non-violent Muslims are being slaughtered all over the world.

    Obama is using this. He wants America to become filled with both legal and illegal immigrants from all over the world. Muslims, Hispanics from other countries, etc. He wants to set Muslim against Christian, foreigners against Americans, a mosque on every corner right next to Catholic cathedrals and conservative fundamentalist Christians. He wants the big government boot on every neck. Favor those he favors and attack those he doesn’t.

    He’s for “Gay Marriage” and for it being forced on this society. At the same time he’s an apologist for Sharia Law under which you must have permission for every move you make and every breath you take.

    Hedonism vs Sharia, Christianity vs Sharia, races at classes at odds, men and women and children unable to have real, normal families, jobless whose jobs were stolen by illegals, you name it.

    He will gloat and celebrate the day everything in the current order comes crashing down.

    From the ashes he or his buddies will offer a new order and only in connection to that order can the shell shocked receive even a handout, in order to survive...

  • BREAKING: Ala. County Must Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    02/13/2015 8:00:48 AM PST · 137 of 148
    txrangerette to Alter Kaker

    If the Constitution always mandates whatever federal judges claim it mandated, there is judicial tyranny over the people.

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg for instance was caught on tape making things up as she went along. Mark Levin played it and analyzed. Her comments were totally unrelated to the Constitution, about gay marriage which will be before the Court and already is, in a way, and she made it clear she’s all for it and believes it will become an easy sell to the people once they must allow it.

    She has no clue what all the fuss is about, because that’s her personal view. And she was in a forum in which she spoke as a Justice on the Bench.

    So there you have it. Whatever they say, for whatever reason, if that is accepted as law no matter what, then you have TYRANNY.

    If that’s your America, it isn’t mine, nor is it the America that was originally founded.

  • Elem school suspends boy after he threatens to turn student invisible [no curiosity is allowed]

    02/02/2015 6:23:00 AM PST · 34 of 40
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Kermit TX is oil and gas country.

    WAAAAAY out west.

    It’s hard to get inside their heads and understand what they were thinking.

    Just on the surface you wouldn’t think they would be typically PC.

    He referred to another student as “Black”? Not enough what context did he say the word. Was it insulting? Or just an innocent statement of fact. We don’t know.

    The ring thing threat that caused him to be suspended is just silly, no common sense used.

    A book that contained information in it about pregnancy while the book’s theme generally was scientific info for kids, is not a disciplinary issue. It could be dealt with based on criteria that needs to be specific, if something is deemed inappropriate to have at school.

    Makes one wonder, if there is a personal issue that a teacher or administrator is allowing to influence their judgment re: this particular student.

    Without knowing more, we can’t realistically presume what their motivation is, whether it is conservative or liberal or personal or what.

    It could be anything.

  • Raul Castro demands return of the base at Guantanamo Bay before relations normalize

    01/29/2015 12:59:06 AM PST · 9 of 45
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Well that “negotiation” cratered...but surely the one with those Iranian Ayatollahs will work...

  • Former Hollywood exec: Cosby drugged and raped me

    01/26/2015 4:40:38 PM PST · 14 of 43
    txrangerette to conservative98

    Ruh Roh...

  • Ted Cruz Just Launched His Iowa Campaign

    01/26/2015 2:48:38 PM PST · 216 of 239
    txrangerette to Lurkus Maximus; houeto; Jim Robinson

    I wouldn’t be concerned, period.

    Naysayers to the contrary, he is eligible under the law making him a citizen “at birth”. Because the controlling law recognized the truth that he was born to an American citizen mother. That the mother had a job in Canada at the time is not controlling. And the controlling law at the time did not, repeat not, require that his father have the same status as his American mother had.

    This is old news.

    Could someone try to make hay out of it?

    What, the liars on the left lie about Cruz and the law??

    However, Jim Rob says Cruz is good to go, and he won’t allow a thread highjacking over it. Believe me.

  • Governor: Legalizing pot was bad idea

    01/23/2015 8:12:06 AM PST · 39 of 293
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Link to page with Jefferson quotes on self government, posted in my comment, above:

  • Governor: Legalizing pot was bad idea

    01/23/2015 8:08:17 AM PST · 37 of 293
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    “A people incapable of successful self government finally will be ruled by despots”


    “The object of the republican form of government and of the principles that are essential to that form, is to enable a people to govern themselves to the most practicable extent possible. Not every nation of people are capable of self-government, and many expected the experiment of the Founding Fathers to fail. But it did not fail, and the experiment proved that an educated and enlightened people are capable of self-government. The question remains, however, the extent to which government by the people themselves may be extended.”
    —Thomas Jefferson

    The Foundation of Self-Government

    “Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.” —Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:320

    “At the formation of our government, many had formed their political opinions on European writings and practices, believing the experience of old countries, and especially of England, abusive as it was, to be a safer guide than mere theory. The doctrines of Europe were, that men in numerous associations cannot be restrained within the limits of order and justice, but by forces physical and moral, wielded over them by authorities independent of their will. Hence their organization of kings, hereditary nobles, and priests.” —Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823. ME 15:440

    Qualifications for Self-Government

    “The qualifications for self-government in society are not innate. They are the result of habit and long training.” —Thomas Jefferson to Edward Everett, 1824. ME 16:22

    “[If a] people [are] so demoralized and depraved as to be incapable of exercising a wholesome control, their reformation must be taken up ab incunabulis. Their minds [must] be informed by education what is right and what wrong, [must] be encouraged in habits of virtue and deterred from those of vice by the dread of punishments, proportioned indeed, but irremissible. In all cases, [they must] follow truth as the only safe guide and eschew error which bewilders us in one false consequence after another in endless succession. These are the inculcations necessary to render the people a sure basis for the structure of order and good government.” —Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 1819. ME 15:234

  • Bill Belichick says he has ‘no explanation’ for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 8:24:27 AM PST · 50 of 167
    txrangerette to BluH2o

    Not only did Brady have to know, but his mates who run with or catch the ball, as well as the snapper - these also had to know.

  • Bill Belichick says he has ‘no explanation’ for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 8:22:44 AM PST · 48 of 167
    txrangerette to BitWielder1

    Each team has its own footballs.

    It one team deflates its footballs and the other team doesn’t do the same to its, there is a decided imbalance.

    A deflated football is not only easier to catch, it is easier for a runner to grip and easier for a passer to grip and throw.

    When a team is on offense its footballs would be used.

  • Boehner and Bibi blindside Barack

    01/22/2015 7:15:26 AM PST · 22 of 34
    txrangerette to Starboard

    “Too clever a move for Boehner to ever think of it”

    Then you say that Bibbi must have suggested it.

    A third possibility is that a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism and Non Proliferation could have broached the idea.

    According to Wikipedia:

    United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade

    The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade is a standing subcommittee within the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

    According to the committee rules, the Terrorism Subcommittee has “oversight and legislative responsibilities over the United States’ efforts to manage and coordinate international programs to combat terrorism”. It also has oversight over nonproliferation matters involving nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, as well as weapons of mass destruction in general. It also oversees international economic and trade policy; commerce with foreign countries; international investment policy. Agencies and organizations within its jurisdiction include the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and the Export-Import Bank.

    Members, 113th Congress


    Ted Poe, Texas, Chairman
    Joe Wilson, South Carolina
    Adam Kinzinger, Illinois
    Mo Brooks, Alabama
    Tom Cotton, Arkansas
    Paul Cook, California
    Scott Perry, Pennsylvania
    Ted Yoho, Florida

  • New GOP Border Security Bill Removes Border Fences

    01/22/2015 4:32:00 AM PST · 128 of 195
    txrangerette to MarchonDC09122009

    Ted Cruz isn’t for building border fencing either where it does not make sense.

    He parted company from Jeff Sessions on that.

    Selectively fenced areas is the way to go.

    Evaluate each sector and use people who literally are experts on the border all the way from Brownsville TX to San Diego.

    Use every means practicable and effective.

    Use electronics, drones, rapid response teams, border agents, national guard, in large numbers.

    There is land, people of FR. There are owners, who live off the land. There is every conceivable kind of terrain. There is a river. Mountains, Canyons. Unimaginable remoteness and wilds. There are big teeming cities. There are typical smuggling routes. Map it out. Use resources appropriate to each situation.

    I never agreed with brain-dead fencing plans.

    Nor am I a traitor nor is Senator soon to be candidate I hope Cruz.

    He is one smart patriot.

  • Box-Office Shocker: 'American Sniper' Tops Friday With $30.5M, Could

    01/18/2015 6:35:26 AM PST · 15 of 117
    txrangerette to Gaffer

    Your concerns are not born out in real life reaction to the movie and people telling others it’s a “must see”.

    There’s nothing left for me to say about it.

  • Box-Office Shocker: 'American Sniper' Tops Friday With $30.5M, Could

    01/18/2015 6:32:57 AM PST · 11 of 117
    txrangerette to Gaffer

    It isn’t going to hurt the movie.

    People want to see it, not trailers.

    Most people know other people who have seen it and word of mouth acclaim will trump trailer sound bites.

    It’s a triumph.

    There’s a stampede to watch it.

    Got any other irrelevant “downers” for us??