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  • Mathews Rails Against Obama For Always Playing "To His Constituency"

    11/05/2014 2:17:42 PM PST · 6 of 27
    txrangerette to onyx

    But...wait...couldn’t his remark be considered racist??

    Just wondering...

  • Free Republic’s Thoughts on the 2014 Election and the Road Ahead [FReepathon thread XXXIV]

    11/05/2014 8:46:03 AM PST · 17 of 469
    txrangerette to onyx; Jim Robinson

    I’ve been hearing anecdotal evidence that a lot of North Carolinians are steaming over what the federal court did by nullifying their vote against same-sex “marriage”.

    That this is the biggest reason of all many of them walked over broken glass to get to the polls and vote against Obama and his puppet Kay Hagen.

    And we know they had plenty of other reasons to do it.

    It’s just, this was so personal and so struck them as federal overreach, it was a very great motivator.


  • Breaking Twitter - Early exit polls show GOP wins in KY, AR, CO, IA, KS, GA

    11/04/2014 3:23:41 PM PST · 88 of 1,804
    txrangerette to Uncle Miltie

    Remains to be seen who stays true to their claimed conservativism.

    But, I think Joni Ernst in Iowa and David Perdue in GA are conservative.

    I don’t know enough about Tom Cotton in Arkansas, just that he’s ex-military.

    The others?

    Not so much.

  • **Election Day 2014 - LIVE THREAD**

    11/04/2014 5:39:03 AM PST · 91 of 2,906
    txrangerette to xzins

    In Texas, I voted a straight anti-democrat ticket, THEN I had the pleasure of going back into my machine marked ballot and UNvoting (removing the check mark by the name of George P Bush) for Land Commissioner.

    “We’ve had enough Bushes.”

    To quote the senior Mrs. Bush.

  • As Democrats lose Latinos, Senate could follow

    10/30/2014 6:25:07 AM PDT · 11 of 45
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    So, great minds work alike, CW.

    This a.m. I listened to one of my local talk stations that carries the 5 a.m. broadcast news called, “Texas In the Morning”.

    This is a program of the Texas State Network. TSN

    And they carried a news item about Democrats losing Hispanic votes in TX. It was Texas specific, but fits right in with your thread.

    Wendy Davis’s wacky extremism and her becoming known only because of her pro-abortion activism, has not helped Dems keep Hispanic votes.

    In addition, Greg Abbott is very strong on border security, while at the same time he is married to an Hispanic lady. And his Hispanic M-I-L is in pro-Abbott ads on TV.

    Conservatives should appeal to those Hispanics who don’t want illegal immigrants flooding into this country, just like we don’t.

    I encourage FReepers to find a radio station or an online stream and listen to “Texas In the Morning” if you are sick of TV morning “news” programs.

    This TX based news show will even have the occasional story outside of Texas as long as they think it of interest to TX.

    Even if you don’t live in Texas, remember TX has some great programming you can access and it will do your heart good.

    Here’s a source for “Texas In the Morning”:

    I also recommend radio shows “Pratt on Texas” with host Robert Pratt, originating out of Lubbock, and “Texas Overnight” with Charley Jones, originating out of DFW.

  • GOP Senate Candidate Called 'Uncle Tom' at Hillary/Hagan Rally in N.C. [Hillary praises racist]

    10/28/2014 7:43:54 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    txrangerette to grundle

    Well, her comment is plain stupid.

    An “Uncle Tom” is a Black that is thought of by other Blacks as acting too White.

    Whatever that means.

    So Hillary calls Thom Tillis that perjoritive?

    Somebody needs to point out her stupidity.

    Another nutty incident like the one when she tried to sound like a southern Black in a speech, “I ain’t no ways taaard...”.

  • This is My Land [used to be anyway]

    10/19/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    “When young men die in glory
    And for freedom take their stand
    May they sing this same proud story
    This is my land”


  • This is My Land [used to be anyway]

    10/19/2014 7:12:13 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    txrangerette to Rodamala

    Yes I have seen that one.

    It was his senior year.

    And that’s what his classmates wrote about him.

  • This is My Land [used to be anyway]

    10/19/2014 6:50:17 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    txrangerette to Rodamala

    Don’t know about when he linked up in his mind being a singer with getting girls’ attention.

    But when Roy was six years old his dad gave him a guitar and by age 8 he wrote his first song, for his grandmother, and sang and played it for her.

    And at that age, his dad asked him what did he want to be when he grew up, a fireman, a policeman, an oil field worker or what, and he answered without hesitation:

    “I’ll be a singer.”

  • This is My Land [used to be anyway]

    10/19/2014 6:43:37 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    txrangerette to Rodamala; Cincinatus' Wife

    You explained the mark left on your psyche while working in SE New Mexico and Western Texas. It never leaves you, does it?

    Roy Orbison left Wink but the mark of that land didn’t leave him.

    How do I know?

    Well, one of his hit songs, in 1964 just prior to “Pretty Woman”, was “It’s Over.”

    Which he wrote, with words like these:

    Golden days before they end
    Whisper secrets to the wind


    Tender nights before they fly
    Send falling stars that seem to cry


    Setting suns before they fall
    Echo to you that’s all that’s all

    You won’t be seeing rainbows anymore

    But you’ll see lonely sunsets after all

    It’s over...

    The other way I know is, I’ve been there.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • This is My Land [used to be anyway]

    10/19/2014 5:20:58 AM PDT · 9 of 17
    txrangerette to Rodamala; Cincinatus' Wife

    You wrote that when visiting in Wink, TX, the Orbison Museum happened to be open because “some kid from England had called ahead” for an appointment.

    This is an important truth to be noted about Roy. That his appeal was universal. He spent so much time travelling the world and performing LIVE. His “go to” place away from Nashville, and near the end of life, Malibu, was always England. The British loved him dearly, as did the Australians, and in many places where he never physically travelled, he was beloved because people knew of him through the BBC’s worldwide reach and accessed his recordings.

    I refer to countries such as Japan, Free China and India.

    Much of Latin America knew of him through the flip side of “Oh Pretty Woman”, which was a Spanish musical sound sung in English, except for the title words repeated in the song, which are “Yo te amo Maria” followed by “Maria mia more”.

    People in those countries played the flip side while English speakers were obsessing over the hit side.

    Once in 1980, he took a chance to perform in Bulgaria, which was still behind the Iron Curtain. Only once did he try venturing out on the street from his hotel room. He was mobbed by fans and well wishers the minute he was recognized. The scene was impossible to control, so he made it back inside and didn’t need to be told, Mr. Orbison, don’t try that again.

    This was 1980 and his multiple hit records were well in the past. A fact about which, the Bulgarian people didn’t give a rip. And those were the songs he still performed everywhere, to very large audiences.

    “This Is My Land” is a universal truth.

    It’s just sad that most people in this world will never have the opportunity to pass something of such value along to their children...

  • This is My Land [used to be anyway]

    10/19/2014 4:56:12 AM PDT · 8 of 17
    txrangerette to Rodamala; Cincinatus' Wife

    Thanks so much for recounting your experience.

    When you wrote, he was “blind as a bat”, I hope that was a figure of speech to mean he had poor eyesight.

    That was a problem that ran in his family.

    However, he was not blind.

    He certainly did need strongly corrective lenses.

    The problem is there is so much misinformation about the man, and on the net you find people who assure everyone that he was totally blind.


  • Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law [Sotomayor, Kagan and Bader dissented]

    10/18/2014 8:55:10 AM PDT · 30 of 32
    txrangerette to Eddie01; Cincinatus' Wife

    So is this precedent now?”

    I’m amending my first comment to you.

    All should carefully note that what SCOTUS ruled is that the law CAN be implemented in this election.

    The Injustice Dept. and several leftists groups sought an emergency hearing and ruling after an appeals court overturned a federal judge who had ruled the law cannot be implemented, period. The appeals court said it is too late to suddenly block implementation this close to the election.

    So, this isn’t precedent on the merits of the case for/against TX voter ID.

    Think of it more as a technical ruling as opposed to a substantive ruling.

    (What I got wrong in my first comment was that SCOTUS was overturning a lower court.

    No, it upheld the appeals court, which has overturned the ruling of a single federal district judge.)

  • Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID law [Sotomayor, Kagan and Bader dissented]

    10/18/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT · 29 of 32
    txrangerette to Eddie01; Cincinatus' Wife

    “So is this precedent now?”

    All should carefully note that what SCOTUS ruled is that the law CAN be implemented in this election.

    The Injustice Dept. and several leftists groups sought an emergency hearing and ruling after TX appealed the lower court decision. The lower court said the law CANNOT be implemented in this election. The groups wanted SCOTUS to confirm the lower court.

    Instead, SCOTUS voided that decision and said the election could proceed under the TX law because it was too late to change it right before the election.

    So, this isn’t precedent on the merits of the case for/against TX voter ID.

    Think of it more as a technical ruling as opposed to a substantive ruling.

  • President Obama’s Ebola problem (questions about the president’s competency)

    10/16/2014 3:07:51 PM PDT · 45 of 45
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife


  • Fort Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing ‘jihad’

    10/10/2014 5:53:54 AM PDT · 5 of 29
    txrangerette to The_Media_never_lie

    Letting him write letters...”What is wrong with us?”

    As General Honore’ said, “Stuck on stupid”.

  • More say O-Care has hurt families than helped

  • More say O-Care has hurt families than helped

    10/08/2014 5:23:09 AM PDT · 4 of 21
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    The dream world that some among us still live in is going to be punctured, then pulverized, by hard facts affecting them as well.

    The solution is free choice and competition in health care.

    Who will make that case and make it EFFECTIVELY?

    Meanwhile, all three branches of government are shoving “it” (you name it) down our throats - such as SCOTUS on marriage.

    Mark Levin calls it ***tyranny***.

  • Louisiana Black Republican Lowers Boom on Mary Landrieu

    10/01/2014 5:58:36 AM PDT · 2 of 7
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Right on, right on, right on!!

  • Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence

    09/22/2014 5:32:31 AM PDT · 7 of 86
    txrangerette to upchuck

    If she really is worried about THIS - “She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.”” -

    She should look within her own political party. That’s where the Jew haters are...

  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 4:38:56 AM PDT · 20 of 51
    txrangerette to wildandcrazyrussian

    No it isn’t possible he was tone deaf on the occasion.

    Cruz gave the following statement to Breitbart after the event and outlined what he did before the booing started:

    “When I spoke in strong support of Israel and the Jewish people, who are being persecuted and murdered by the same vicious terrorists who are also slaughtering Christians, many Christians in the audience applauded. But, sadly, a vocal and angry minority of attendees at the conference tried to shout down my expression of solidarity with Israel.”

    He fully understood the event was about terrorists who are slaughtering Christians AND he added his strong support of Israel and Jews because they’re being persecuted and murdered by the same terrorists.

    Some in the audience (not even a majority) began to boo and shout him down at that point and would not shut up so he could actually finish speaking.

  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/10/2014 5:26:28 AM PDT · 154 of 183
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Thank you for posting more excerpts from the article.

    I noticed Issa states in his letter that he’s “deeply troubled” by this incident.

    Where’s the outrage??

    And where’s the pushback against Cummings (oh wait, oh yeah, that’s right))?

    Ok, I know, Issa’s a GOPe...

  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 6:14:27 AM PDT · 9 of 15
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Once upon a time, Rush said that extreme “Environmentalism” is the modern version of Communism. I’m paraphrasing him.

    So they desire the death of Judeo Christian values and the imposition by the STATE of their so-called “Science-based” value system.

    But just try to use evidence/proof of the truth about unborn babies in the womb and you become “the enemy”.

    Because ironically, Rush says these people DO have a religion of sorts (their fantasy-based power grab is their religion) and that abortion is their sacrament.

  • Fleeing Immigrants Lead Police On 160 Mile Chase [MCALLEN, TX]

    09/06/2014 6:47:47 AM PDT · 3 of 12
    txrangerette to moonshinner_09

    You really don’t know why LE was so careful in pursuing these folks, that it went on for so long and so far?

    Just because they are law enforcement doesn’t mean they can use just any tactics.

    Hello, Ferguson, Missouri??

    Lawsuits, suspensions and investigation? The Dept. of Injustice on your back??

    They were trying not to hurt the people, either by purposeful acts or by unintended consequences.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 7:01:00 AM PDT · 40 of 55
    txrangerette to Nextrush; Cincinatus' Wife

    Canada. (Conservative PM)

    Australia. (Conservative PM)

    No third parties (of which there are MANY = FRAGMENTATION).

    Remember Ronald Reagan.

    Go outside of your home area if you have to, and work to elect conservatives and advance Conservatism, in ways that have a chance to succeed.

  • The Conservative Moment: GOP leaders squelched the opportunity offered by the Tea Party, but..

    09/04/2014 6:08:55 AM PDT · 36 of 55
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife; Nextrush

    “Conservatism is on the rise”.

    Canada and Australia have elected conservative leadership, for now.

    I’m talking conservative within their countries’ understanding of that word, and the opposite of their countries’ leftists.

    Both Prime Ministers are so UN-Obama it makes me happy for their people while sad for the American people.

    CW’s point is don’t think everything cuts off at this moment in time - all or nothing here, now.

    Her point is we didn’t get here in one moment and won’t get back in just one.

    Parse that any way you wish to parse it. The general advise is worthy and true.

    Each must apply it to the situation they are in, where they live.

    And if you can help out in a different place than you live, to advance conservatism, please do it.

  • Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

    09/01/2014 7:08:28 AM PDT · 25 of 31
    txrangerette to FR_addict

    Ryan’s program envisions people working.

    It tries to incentivize them towards work by giving them more assistance at the same time they are trying to better their work situation.

    I just think it is a fantasy. It would be a bureaucratic nightmare.

    Illegals would be eligible for it, I’m willing to bet, when all is said and done, was the point I was making.

  • Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

    09/01/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · 22 of 31
    txrangerette to FR_addict

    Yes, and courts would have to get involved, as peoples’ rights to define marriage or a state’s right to define it would attack any attempt to limit it. At first the feds would include straight or gay marriage between two people but even they would be forced expand it. Is there any doubt it would include gay marriage from the get-go? It would expand from there.

    And illegals would be eligible for the program too.

    Just watch and see.

    Society and its institutions have gone off the deep end.

    Ryan lives in another world.

    Anyone who teams up with Luis Gutierrez on “immigration reform” has lost his mind.

  • Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

    09/01/2014 5:28:57 AM PDT · 11 of 31
    txrangerette to FR_addict

    Not only is it too complex, the pitfalls are yawning chasms.

    Define “being married”.

    Is that common law or is that a legally licensed marriage?

    Is that “gay marriage” too? Why of course!

    Is that multiple people in a marriage? Oh yeah...

    If someone lives together but isn’t legally married, how can the government discriminate against them, after all, if they are together and in the home with the children...

    What about those who get married and stay legally married, but who have in reality split up and gotten involved with other people?

    I’m tellin’ ya, Paul Ryan lives on another planet.

    Together with his best bud, Luis Gutierrez of total amnesty fame...

  • Gov. Nixon Calls For ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ Of Darren Wilson

    08/20/2014 5:33:48 AM PDT · 48 of 115
    txrangerette to jsanders2001

    Excuse me? Didn’t Johnson lie to harm Darren Wilson, when he said Brown was running away and was shot in the back??

    Autopsy says all shots from the front.

    As for the D.A. cutting a deal with Johnson to lie for Wilson’s benefit, as you predict Sharpton et al will say, for a reduced sentence, I don’t get that.

    If a D.A. is involved, it will be in order to prosecute Darren Wilson. The D.A. is a prosecutor.

    Do you want to reconsider what you wrote?

    I’m having trouble understanding it.

  • Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack

    08/19/2014 3:19:15 PM PDT · 686 of 807
    txrangerette to detective; Cboldt

    No I have nothing on him, personally.

    I’ve seen his posts at times.

  • My Opinion: Why David Axelrod called Perry indictment "sketchy"

    08/19/2014 5:15:37 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    txrangerette to PizzaTheHut

    Explain why Axelrod said anything at all.

    Based on the theory that he said something because he’s concluded Perry isn’t viable for 2016, why would he bother? Better to ignore it like Perry didn’t even exist.

    Otherwise we are supposed to make Axelrod our weather vane for GOP political candidates’ viability?

    I don’t care whether Axelrod thinks Perry is viable or not viable for 2016. I take absolutely nothing from his odd yappings - one way or the other.

    If he is signaling something about Perry it’s irrelevant.

    If he’s just yapping to be yapping, who cares?

  • Before You Pass Judgment On Rick Perry…

    08/17/2014 5:14:44 AM PDT · 5 of 74
    txrangerette to Kaslin

    She makes a terrible poster girl for all things anti-Perry, true.

    Even if she weren’t this bad, Perry acted lawfully, and the indictment is political and a disgrace.

    The same was done to KBH and Tom Delay.

  • A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a “farce”

    08/16/2014 3:25:06 PM PDT · 40 of 89
    txrangerette to TomGuy

    In the last few days a small number of Guard have been deployed to Hidalgo County. They are there to man observation towers. The towers normally have equipment that can warn of suspicious river/border activity but do not have actual human eyes observing the scene. Now they do. The Hidalgo County officials say having humans there is better than mere equipment and they welcome it.

    However, this is not part of Perry’s 1,000 Guard to the Border surge. That will begin as a trickle but build up over the next few weeks. That surge is intended to combat Narco-trafficking and other criminal element activity, that has increased because the Border Patrol has been overwhelmed with duties related to the surge of illegals from Central America that simply cross and walk up to agents and surrender.

    I don’t know the exact rules of engagement the Guard will have. Rumors were they would include detention and arrest. The arrest part could not be confirmed but it appears they can detain someone while waiting for their disposition. Not saying they won’t “arrest”, but probably detain for local LE is just as good.

    This not a mystery, TG.

    We don’t have to wonder and hope and cast about in our imaginations about Perry “wavering” or not, or showing “backbone” or not, or “stepping up” or not.

    We don’t have to set up straw men then wait to see if they get knocked down or not.

    Perry has a record over many years of using Texas DPS and other resources to try to disrupt the criminal activity along the border. What has happened with the massive increase in illegals walking over the border and surrendering en masse is not Perry’s fault and he cannot stop it. But those border incursions have tied down resources that would otherwise be focused on criminal activities and the Guard presence is to ameliorate that.


    Perry’s record is available at his official website.

    Numerous news stories are available on this latest use of the Guard and how it fits in.

    However, the right President and Congress could completely change this Border travesty. It better not be Hillary or some other Dem, or a GOP RINO, and Congress better toss the totally failed “leaders” it has on the GOP side, and more Ted Cruz types must get there, or we are done.

  • A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a “farce”

    08/16/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT · 24 of 89
    txrangerette to erkelly

    The same Demorat political hacks in Travis County have in the past sought, and won, indictments of Kay Bailey Hutchinson while she was a sitting U.S. Senator, and House Majority Whip Tom Delay, as are now responsible for this farce.

    Romney had nothing to do with any of it.

    You lack information to put this in its real context.

    Being “nuts” has nothing to do with it.

    Trust the truth.

  • U.S. Drops Aid to Iraqis; Militants Are Hit by Air Strikes

    08/08/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · 39 of 44
    txrangerette to boycott

    He finally read about the crises in the newspaper.

    Even after that, he knows his policies had nothing to do with the crises.

    These targeted-for-genocide folks accidentally ended up like this for no apparent reason.

    O read about it now that they are fleeing, trapped and dying.

    Shazzam! How did that happen?

    Oh well, today I feel like helping them out a little but that’s all.

    I hope their executioners don’t get hurt TOO much...

  • Gutiérrez: Two Million New Latino Voters Will Swamp GOP

    08/08/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT · 20 of 38
    txrangerette to PBRCat; chessplayer

    So HOW STUPID is Luis’s little buddy, Paul Ryan?


  • It's Time for a GOP Mea Culpa on Immigration

    08/08/2014 7:54:41 AM PDT · 4 of 18
    txrangerette to anonsquared that by us again, please.

    You’re saying if illegals come carrying incandescent light bulbs and lead paint, they WOULD be allowed to STAY??

    Don’t you mean, they WOULDN’T be allowed to stay?

    By the LIBS themselves, because they hate those things?


  • Hamas Ultimatum: Open Gaza Sea Port or We Start Firing on Friday

    08/07/2014 2:51:54 PM PDT · 6 of 26
    txrangerette to DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

    “Come and take it”.

  • ObamaCare's Inconvenient Truth

    08/07/2014 7:14:21 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    txrangerette to E. Pluribus Unum

    Yeah, he only needs a pen and a phone to do it.

  • Reports: Cruz Angering GOP Establishment on Way to '16 Run

    08/02/2014 5:27:47 PM PDT · 48 of 80
    txrangerette to Travis McGee

    Senator Cruz demands 100% effective control of the Border before consideration of any measure to deal with people already here illegally.

    Cruz does not demand a Border fence, of the type demanded by Senator Sessions. He voted against the Sessions fence demand amendment in 2013. The Alabama Senator’s amendment was a demand that an already authorized fence of double layers stretching 700 miles, be actually funded and constructed.

    Cruz being honest as he is, since he has never supported such a fence, voted against it.

    His voting record on other immigration and Border security measures besides this fence can also be read at the link.

    I’m a born and raised Texan. I agree with Senator Cruz and Governor Perry that fencing needs to be used intelligently in certain places, but that much faster deployed and more effective measures need to be used intelligently where they are more appropriate than the Sessions fence.

    I read that you along with some others appear to have a caveat in order to support Cruz. You post about it here as though Cruz either has your position on it or that at least he could be persuaded to it if enough people would demand a Border fence via a Cruz candidacy in 2016.

    I simply say, look at his record. He is a very smart man. He is totally committed to Border security. He does not support the Sessions fence. He does support fencing “where appropriate” but has made clear the total fence idea is a non starter.

    I totally agree with him. The same position is held by FR’s favorite attack target, Governor Perry, re: the Sessions fence. I totally agree with him on that specific issue.

    In the past I was harshly attacked for it.

    I’m certain I will be again, that is, if anybody cares to waste time and cause needless division by attacking me for it.


    So be it.

  • House revives, approves border crisis bill – as Obama vows to ‘act alone’

    08/02/2014 8:54:16 AM PDT · 88 of 117
    txrangerette to ssaftler

    “If Reid remains in charge of the Senate and/or (God forbid) San Fran Nan takes over as House madame”

    The House will stay GOP - whatever THAT means anymore...

  • 2012 Video shows major Obamacare architect confirm subsidies were meant only for state exchange

    07/25/2014 8:57:44 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    “We just need to keep on our feet, pushing back”

    I was listening to a talk radio guest expert say that what would torpedo Obamacare is the following, assuming SCOTUS goes the right way:

    The law also means that individuals cannot be penalized if they qualify for subsidies but can’t get them via a state exchange, and that pushes their cost for a policy to more than EIGHT PER CENT of their income.

    That’s the line drawn by law.

  • 2012 Video shows major Obamacare architect confirm subsidies were meant only for state exchange

    07/25/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    This part of the law was by design, as admitted, to make states bend to the federal will.

    Your state’s citizens have to pay for Obamacare but if your state does not set up an exchange, then its citizens that would otherwise qualify for subsidies will not get any.

    The carrot and the stick, applied with a vengeance to us guinea pigs here in flyover country...

    Fast forward to now, CW.

    Hurray for the American People via their state governments.


  • Perdue grabs surprise runoff victory over Kingston in Georgia

    07/23/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT · 5 of 76
    txrangerette to Carry_Okie

    “Did voters in a “term limits” “throw the bums out” frame of mind toss a conservative and nominate a RINO?”

    You tell us.

    Answer your own question if you have the answer.

    Please enlighten.

    However, if Kingston is in the pocket of the U.S. Chamber of Crony Capitalism, that’s a bad thing.

  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 5:41:10 PM PDT · 97 of 321
    txrangerette to Ray76; servantboy777; Jim Robinson


    From a report by Mark Wiggins on federal and state actions in response to the border crises: I’ve excerpted the portion that quotes the Texas DPS Director:

    “Texas is spending $1.3 million a week on saturation patrols, rerouting Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement resources to the Rio Grande Valley to work 12-hour shifts focusing on interdiction. Much of the money is going to overtime, fuel and transportation costs.

    “I want to give one message right here to the Gulf Cartel who controls this corridor,” DPS director Steve McCraw testified before a Thursday field hearing of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in McAllen. “Hey, we’re going to pour troopers and Texas Rangers and agents into this area until they shut down. And they’ll shut down, I guarantee it.” “

    This was testified to in public before a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing held in McAllen.

    You asked what is the newly appropriated money being spent for and I report what is said.

    I’m not on the ground there to see for myself.

    DPS head vows to shut down the particular cartel he says is behind this.

    Says resources will be poured in there until it is.

    Attack Perry or other aspects of our state all you want.

    Such words roll off of me.

    All that matters is action in the coming days and results if any.

  • 2014 LIVE Mississippi Senate Primaries Results

    06/04/2014 10:26:14 AM PDT · 961 of 975
    txrangerette to Jim Robinson; Jim Noble

    Not only would it be wrong to dilute conservativism in order to achieve “broader appeal”, it wouldn’t pass the common sense test in Mississippi.

    The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is GOING to win.

    There’s no practical, political need, in fact, to seek a “broader appeal”.

    Mississippi is a Republican state.

    It should send Ted Cruz and Mike Lee somebody like themselves!

  • Leave no man behind: Why is Team Obama unable to bring home Marine held in Mexico?

    05/26/2014 2:28:24 PM PDT · 38 of 42
    txrangerette to onyx


  • Leave no man behind: Why is Team Obama unable to bring home Marine held in Mexico?

    05/26/2014 2:18:28 PM PDT · 36 of 42
    txrangerette to onyx; CatherineofAragon

    Dear onyx,

    Spoken from the heart and with, as you remind us, true knowledge of the “facts on the ground” in your original home area.

    Where is justice and truth??

    It has “fallen from the public square” as the OT portrayed in those days.

    God bless, and like Catherine wrote, it’s such a good thing that you’re here...

  • Republican senators turning against their own in 2016

    05/06/2014 6:19:53 AM PDT · 24 of 44
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) said Cruz became a hero among conservatives for making a stand against ObamaCare during last year’s government shutdown but that this might hurt him among swing voters in a general election.

    “I’ve always said about Ted or whomever: Can you broaden the base? Can you appeal to that Republican or Democrat out there who says, ‘I want a president who can govern, who can start fixing the problems?’

    “Whether it’s Ted or Marco or whoever, they have to be able to close the deal. They have to be able to make the case that, ‘I can do it — I can literally lead this government,’ ” he said.

    Good Grief, Nebraska.