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  • Oh Oh... (Ted Cruz and dual citizenship)

    02/10/2016 8:42:25 PM PST · 31 of 112
    txrangerette to GilGil

    Psst...

    It’s another LIE.

    Relax.

  • Oh Oh... (Ted Cruz and dual citizenship)

    02/10/2016 8:41:21 PM PST · 30 of 112
    txrangerette to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    You are simply wrong.

    Congress was given power to define by statute.

    Define does not mean “naturalized” by statute.

    It means defined by statute.

    All of these imaginary hoops you people claim are necessary are fantasies of someone’s imagination.

    He was born to an American mother when she was working in Canada.

    They returned to the United States and he grew up here.

    That is ALL that is necessary.

    But no matter, just keep whipping and beating that poor horse.

    It will get you nowhere.

    All of this has long since been dissected and plumed by scholars and no, Larry Tribe the Democrat hack, and the ignorant (or IS he?) DT don’t qualify.

  • Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President

    02/09/2016 6:27:41 AM PST · 22 of 128
    txrangerette to Jane Long

    The best anti-Trump ad is Trump when he launches against Ben Carson basically calling him incurably sick for which there is no cure, calling Ted Cruz the worst of everything when he had only praise for Cruz until it became clear he might win Iowa then Trump launched his know-nothing birther attack citing Larry Tribe a long time Democrat hack and I could go on and on endlessly but won’t.

    The worst was when he said Iowa was stolen and there should be a do-over.

    When DT melts down, rivals don’t need anti-Trump ads. Just play him and that’s that.

  • Trent Lott: I’d have thrown out Cruz for ‘liar’ speech

    02/06/2016 11:46:22 AM PST · 6 of 126
    txrangerette to cotton1706

    The people of Texas sent Cruz into that cesspool to shine the light of truth there.

    Lott and his ilk = exactly why it stinks to high heaven.

    Thank you, Ted.

  • Ted Cruz Confronted By Angry Ethanol Farmer; Responds Like A President (video)

    02/06/2016 11:23:11 AM PST · 26 of 57
    txrangerette to AuntB

    He had no trouble getting into school.

    He is an American by birth under the law in effect.

    Mother, American Citizen, gives birth while across an international boundary, working. Returns to America, baby grows up in America and goes to college.

    Not a problem at all because he was as American as I am.

    It ain’t about soil.

    Trump/Tribe lied.

    Lawsuits nothing more than a stupid nuisance.

    Trump/Tribe lied about that, too, trying to make a bogey man out of stupid nuisance lawsuits.

    If any, they will have the same standing as your FR posts.

    Zero.

  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:20:47 PM PST · 3 of 87
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    I think Ron has lost it.

    Ted not a libertarian - wow, who knew??

    Ted is a conservative Reaganite.

    Some libertarians will vote for who appears to be a conservative Republican because they want to vote against liberals if they can’t win as libertarians.

    Cruz is trying to rebuild the Reagan coalition, which did contain libertarians.

  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 10:01:15 PM PST · 116 of 359
    txrangerette to RC one

    You are simply wrong.

    American law defines an American citizen at birth.

    Canada can break off and fall into the ocean for all they have to say about the definition of an American citizen at birth.

    There is no such thing as a quid pro quo. There is a chasm between their law and us once our law has spoken. It does NOT work the other way. If you don’t understand that, I can’t help you.

    Any country in the world can claim anything against American law. If our legal system has set the standard then it is our standard we recognize here and not another country’s standard.

    All of this is silly, anyway.

    Canada is not trying to claim that their laws whatever they might be are controlling over our laws concerning our definition of natural born Americans.

    Go ahead and TRY to make them equal in our eyes. Try to make our legal system get all hung up over what Canada or any other country in the world claims - if they even do, which in this case they really don’t care. Do you see Canada going to court in America, or demanding that Americans go to court in Canada, or going to some kind of international court, and trying to enforce Canadian law over American law in the case of someone’s citizenship.

    No, you do not see that.

    It doesn’t happen and isn’t happening and won’t happen.

  • Carson speaker 'devastated' by bogus report

    02/05/2016 9:49:05 PM PST · 6 of 120
    txrangerette to Red Steel

    Waahhhhh!

    I’m a VICTIM!

    I fear Dr. Carson has fallen and hit his head or something...

    OR been totally captured by the Ted Cruz despising media...

    And through that media, is enjoying his victimhood.

    Meanwhile, what about MY country, Dr. Carson???

  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 9:45:01 PM PST · 108 of 359
    txrangerette to Secret Agent Man

    You don’t know that Ted Cruz is NOT naturalized?

    He is not naturalized.

    When he was born, under the law he was a citizen due to his mother being an American citizen.

    If you are an American citizen at birth, you are not later on to be naturalized.

    Only non-citizens have to be naturalized.

  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 9:36:39 PM PST · 97 of 359
    txrangerette to Crucial

    What legal drama?

    There isn’t a legal problem.

    That was Trump trying to flimflam everyone.

    Iowans didn’t fall for it.

    Who is Jim Gilmore?

    (I know who he is, I’m making the point, so what? He is a non-entity.)

  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 9:28:24 PM PST · 87 of 359
    txrangerette to Leaning Right

    The answer is absolutely NOT. Canada has nothing to do with whether America recognizes Ted Cruz as a natural born citizen of the United States based on the American citizenship of his mother. Canada is irrelevant to the supremacy of American law. Do not for one second think that if someone is a nbc under American law, Canada or any other country’s claim is controlling over our own laws.

  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 9:25:06 PM PST · 82 of 359
    txrangerette to RC one

    Canada has no control over Ted Cruz, it is American law that controls his status. No foreign law can supersede or raise a conflicted question about an American’s status based on American law.

  • 9th Circuit Court Would Likely Keep Cruz Off Ballot

    02/05/2016 9:21:31 PM PST · 77 of 359
    txrangerette to Lurkinanloomin

    Wrong.

    One is natural born when a citizen at birth, requiring no naturalization process to become a citizen nor foreswearing of citizenship in another country. Mom-to-be - American citizen - takes a job in Canada. Baby born while she is there. Baby is citizen at birth. Not naturalized later, but natural born citizen

    Congress is given the power to define by statute.

    Posting the wrong answer a trillion times will not make it true.

    Is not determined by “soil” when birthed. Determined by a parent who is a citizen of the United States. Not two parents, according to applicable statute, one parent.

    This is not a trick question. The law is not designed to deny natural born status to a baby whose mom served or worked across a boundary line, or who went shopping across a boundary line one day, suddenly the baby came, and you fantasize the founders wanted to make sure that after she comes home across the boundary line with her baby she birthed on the other side, her baby can’t grow up and run for President???

    You lack a scintilla of perspective on what NBC was ever about in reality.

    Your insistence is disconnected from everything. It is arbitrary and absurd on its face to think that a Ted Cruz or the offspring of an American serving overseas is who the founders wanted to stop from running for POTUS.

  • Former Ben Carson Communications Director: They gave Cruz a "loaded pistol"

    02/05/2016 9:08:03 PM PST · 5 of 97
    txrangerette to WENDLE

    You are hallucinating.

  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 9:03:05 PM PST · 11 of 27
    txrangerette to Milhous

    Ted Cruz is conservative. There are areas where conservative and libertarian overlap. Many libertarians have voted Republican for who they thought was conservative in order to have a voice between conservative and liberal.

    Note I did not say Ted Cruz is perfect.

    I said he is conservative.

    He tries to be in the Ronald Reagan mold

    Reagan wasn’t perfect, either.

    The Reagan coalition included libertarians.

    When Ron says Ted is no libertarian, that is meaningless gibberish.

    Nobody that I know of claims he is a libertarian.

    He is a conservative.

    Marco Rubio is a wild-eyed interventionist, more like Lindsey Graham and McCain, which is nuts, and is neither conservative nor libertarian.

    Who knows what Trump is...

  • Why Did Trump Drop the Cruz Attacks?(Shockwave video in the link)

    02/05/2016 3:27:58 PM PST · 12 of 110
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3393483/posts

    Rush claiming credit for Trump saying- after unfairly trashing Ted Cruz and saying he stole Iowa- Trump backing off and concentrating on NH. Doesn’t want to go there re: Cruz, any more.

    Trump loses it. He can’t take anything. He is unhinged and like a baby throwing tantrums. This is something he has accused other candidates of.

    But as for WHY he stopped (for the moment) doing this, well, Mark Levin roasted his hide and all but endorsed Cruz. Levin is setting the mark. Rush is in his self-created la la land. I’m not saying Rush had no effect on Trump. I’m saying nobody can compare to Levin’s roast of the Donald. He also roasted Rubio and Carson, yes, even the good doctor. All of that benefited only Ted Cruz.

    Just sayin’...

  • Why is the natural born citizen requirement important?

    02/05/2016 8:24:42 AM PST · 7 of 102
    txrangerette to Yashcheritsiy

    Ted Cruz being on the ballot in Illinois a bastion of liberalism for pete sake, was challenged. Claiming he isn’t eligible because not a NBC.

    Well, of course he is, yashcheritsy, and all of it has been looked into and parsed to a fare the well.

    Preponderance of evidence looked at by legal beagles for years and vast preponderance agree that the child of an American citizen who happens to be birthed while that citizen is another country is a citizen at birth. They do not need to renounce any other citizenship, they do not need to go through a naturalization process.

    They are born, they are an American.

    I knew all of what is now known about Ted Cruz when I supported him for Texas’ junior Senator. I knew THEN I was voting in an American to office to represent me. Yet here you are years later and he’s running for POTUS and you still pedal that he’s not an American.

    Oh, almost forgot, the Illinois court has ruled him eligible for the ballot there and yes, he fits the qualification of NBC.

    Parrot your line until the cows come home as we sometimes say in Texas.

    He still is, and you’re still wrong.

  • Crushing Cruz: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the GOP Presidential Candidate

    02/04/2016 8:04:13 AM PST · 17 of 30
    txrangerette to Sybeck1

    You come across like a leftist, yourself.

    Like Mark Levin says, don’t come at Ted Cruz sounding like a leftist. He told Trump that, repeatedly, on the air.

    You must think we’re stupid and gullible, to believe that we’re going to see your “warning” about how the left will go after Cruz for his religious activities as merely trying to warn or to be predictive.

    Your warning is about as obvious as Trump’s going after Cruz from the left.

    If you respected his religious activities you would not be posting as you are.

    Call Mark Levin, get put through on the air, and run this type of thing you post here, past the Great One.

    Now there would be a caller put down like no other before it.

    Mark respects these Judeo-Christian values and activities. His own beliefs don’t mesh with everyone he admires and teams up with. But he easily gets past that in order to uphold America as FOUNDED.

  • The Anti-Trump Network: Fox News Money Flows into Open Borders Group

    01/27/2016 7:22:38 AM PST · 19 of 83
    txrangerette to Balding_Eagle

    Cruz is in the debate because he wants to debate. He could care less what individual is put there to pose questions. What your statement proves to me is that you are not being honest or else you don’t watch Fox News to any extent.

    Fox News despises Cruz.

    While utterly, totally in love with Marco Rubio and Chris Christie.

    Have treated Cruz as either irrelevant, or as some kind of strange, threatening species that is to be abhorred.

    And are still tied at the hip to Karl Rove, who also utterly despises Cruz.

  • ISIS Has Destroyed One of Iraq’s Oldest Christian Sites

    01/20/2016 10:03:40 AM PST · 4 of 17
    txrangerette to TroutStalker

    What difference does it make now?

    It is destroyed, can’t bring it back.

    And the ones who destroyed it are merely thugs and killers, completely disconnected from Islam.

    Therefore...

    Let’s go out and play golf.

    I mean, if the genocide against human beings happening there won’t wake you up, this is ho hum stuff.

  • Trump, April 15, 2009: 'I Don't March with the Tea Party'

    01/19/2016 11:09:28 AM PST · 98 of 111
    txrangerette to don-o

    I knew who Obama was way before DT did.

    That’s not the only utterance from his past that’s very bad.

    There are MANY.

  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad: Cruz must be defeated

    01/19/2016 11:05:50 AM PST · 4 of 151
    txrangerette to Cboldt

    GOP E.

  • Trump, April 15, 2009: 'I Don't March with the Tea Party'

    01/19/2016 9:43:08 AM PST · 82 of 111
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    >>I traveled to D.C. years ago to join with other FReepers in the March for Justice - the fall of 1998.

    And here we are 18 years later, watching as Donald Trump is being touted as a superior leader over Ted Cruz.<<

    And I, waving my large Stars & Stripes, with a few FReepers surrounding me, marched in Dallas, Austin and Crawford against hordes of Leftists. Crawford was us against Cindy Sheehan and her type who were pro-Saddam Hussein. No matter if the Iraq War was wise or not, problem was they hated this country and our military instead of the butcher of Baghdad.

    Austin was similar although not involving Cindy Sheehan.

    Dallas was us against socialists who hated oil companies and oil, period.

    Now I’m seeing that some FReepers are affirming that Trump is a better conservative leader for the GOP and America than is Ted Cruz.

    If you show them what DT has said in the past, they attack. Never mind what he has said. Which is utterly mind boggling to this Conservative FReeper. That’s why I say to everyone here, take great care to go back over all of this that has been posted that came from his own mouth before he decided to run for POTUS under our banner.

    Instead of immediately attacking, take time to digest his utterances over a long span, then ask the question, is this man a better representative of what we stand for than is Ted Cruz?

    How do you get there?

  • Trump, April 15, 2009: 'I Don't March with the Tea Party'

    01/19/2016 8:18:11 AM PST · 36 of 111
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    Reminds me of Truman.

    He denied giving ‘em He** and said “I just tell the truth and they THINK it’s He**.”

    I’m no fan of Harry except for his leadership at the end of WW II, but the quote is a golden classic!

    Everyone needs to read every word or listen to every word that has come from DT starting with the MTP interview with Russert embracing New York values and denying Iowa values and everything since then or before.

    Read carefully.

    Listen carefully.

    And prayerfully.

    Before giving your precious vote.

  • Pro-Cruz super PAC responds to Trump attacks [VIDEO of Trump praising Sen. Ted Cruz]

    01/18/2016 8:07:46 AM PST · 2 of 12
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    :):):)

  • Just One Funny Thing About That Lawyer Filing the ‘Birther’ Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    01/16/2016 10:32:41 AM PST · 10 of 54
    txrangerette to Parley Baer

    No, that is not correct.

    It IS straightened out.

    Trump knows what he’s saying is a bunch of hooey.

    So does L. Tribe know it’s a bunch of hooey.

    They are yanking everybody’s chain who wants to have theirs yanked.

    I don’t.

    I know better.

    Lawsuits are filed all of the time that cannot get standing to be heard and are not on a topic that will be heard.

    These junk or political suits do NOT make it. Their filings are legion, massive in number, but go nowhere.

    That’s what this is.

    When people say that Cruz himself ought to go to court and get it straightened out, that, too is a total crock.

    Cruz has no legal theory under which he can go in and demand a legal ruling and get one.

    He would be laughed out of any court.

    Especially since he’s known for his legal work before the Supreme Court itself as Solicitor General of TX and his brilliance in law school.

    And those insisting he do so, are full of it, and they know it.

  • Could there be a President Ted Cruz?

    01/12/2016 10:37:17 AM PST · 14 of 29
    txrangerette to loucon

    “It’s dead, Jim”

    It was dead then, it’s dead now, it will remain dead.

    But don’t try to tell Trump.

    He doesn’t know.

    He doesn’t want to know.

    But keeps yakking, making insinuations such as, “I thought to be natural born you should be born in the country”. “A lot of people think that”. “We don’t know”. “What is natural born?” “He needs to take care of it”.

    And on and on and on and on.

    A cartoon of Trump would be perfect if he’s got his eyes covered up and his ears plugged.

    Trump has no excuse.

    How gutless to run around ramping up worry that a LAWSUIT will control everything and ruin Ted Cruz.

    Trump cartooned where he’s cringing and cowering in fear to a LAWSUIT bogeyman, but not fear for himself, oh no, but fear on behalf of Ted Cruz.

    LAWSUIT-A-PHOBIA.

    And that’s why, people, you must not vote for Ted Cruz.

    I, Trump the Great, have spoken.

    (Me to Trump: Shut up.)

  • Trump: Cruz must get eligibility 'straightened out'

    01/09/2016 4:56:25 PM PST · 11 of 80
    txrangerette to Kenny

    Am I to believe that Trump is scared of a lawsuit against Ted?

    Seems like it. Or not, depending on what game DT might be playing

    If true, such fear is a non starter.

    Ted Cruz’s candidacy for POTUS will not be stopped by a lawsuit no matter what.

    His candidacy won’t be stopped by fear of a lawsuit or something supposedly “hanging over his head”.

    All of this is silly.

    We know enough about this NOW.

    Nothing is happening or will happen to make anyone run around like a scared, squawking chicken.

    If DT is scared of lawsuits, causing him to act and talk in this manner about Ted, something is wrong with HIM not Ted.

    If he’s pretending to be scared, the implications of such pretense are disturbing.

  • Comparing the 1790 and 1795 Naturalization Acts

    01/09/2016 11:26:38 AM PST · 8 of 109
    txrangerette to sunrise_sunset; Red Steel

    You guys amuse me.

    So what?

    You don’t SAY this, but one might conclude you think the word going from “natural born” to simply “citizen” somehow means when an American citizen woman drops a baby overseas he or she is by law forbidden to run for POTUS.

    If you mean that, have the guts to assert it. If you don’t mean that, please assert it. But then you would confront the problem of WHY are you bothering with this inanity.

    “Oh the games people play now, every night and every day now, never meaning what they say now, never saying what they mean.”

    This isn’t a game, but if it were, Senator Ted Cruz is holding all of the high cards in this matter and NOTHING will ever come of the invented controversy despite any and all efforts to the contrary.

    Scholars are on Ted’s side.

    And no, he won’t be derailed by some deranged individual’s lawsuit nor some democrat hack on the Bench somewhere trying to make legal soup out of a nothing burger.

    He will, if necessary, make legal and Constitutional HASH out of them, instead.

    Meanwhile, Jim Robinson and Mark Levin are still looking good from when they long ago declared that Ted Cruz is qualified to be POTUS.

  • Nolte: The Cultural and Media Reality of the ‘Cruz Crisis’(Levin & Cruz NBC)

    01/08/2016 8:22:00 AM PST · 18 of 99
    txrangerette to xzins

    You don’t need to go on “straining at gnats and swallowing camels” to quote Holy Scripture.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/dec/08/alan-grayson/grayson-wrongly-says-cruz-not-american/

    Read it, ALL of it.

    I have.

    It’s tempting, I know, to post enigmatic, fuzzy-headed and melodramatic cliffhanger styled posts saying “not settled”, mother’s status not settled, have to clear it up now etc.

    Clear up what?

    Everything is addressed in this piece I linked you to.

    No matter which tangent people want to go off on, in the end, the destination is always the same.

    Just as Jim declared way back, Ted Cruz is an American. Levin says so, too. I’ll take their statements, they hold the high ground and that’s where this “thing” will stand.

  • Former U.S. attorney: Clinton could face criminal indictment

    01/05/2016 10:19:56 PM PST · 35 of 63
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    No “maybe” about it, comments show the main point DiGenova made is being ignored.

    He did not predict her indictment.

    He predicted the FBI will not sit still and do nothing while her crimes are covered up, but will engage in mass resignations in protest and will go public.

    So that’s the key element to watch for, instead of repeating ad nauseum that somehow these comments are refuting DiGenova.

    They aren’t.

    He promised there will be huge, historic consequences if she ISN’T indicted.

    That’s what his sources are telegraphing.

  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 2:33:26 PM PST · 12 of 26
    txrangerette to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    Heidi Cruz isn’t running for anything.

    That’s a canard. Nancy Reagan was ????? Who the heck cares?

    You’ve apparently missed that Cruz is his own man and is not making decisions based on McConnell, McCain, Boehner, Ryan and the whole sleazy lot. His own position on illegal aliens is his own, and his tweaking of it is his own.

    The point was made by the writer that the GOP E despised Ronald Reagan and that they despise Ted Cruz.

    Prove to us that isn’t true.

    You can’t, because it’s not only true, but truer words were never spoken.

    Tell us another good one. I know - Ted Cruz is a citizen of Canada.

    Bwaaaaahahahahaha.....

  • Will Ted Cruz Be the Candidate to Unite the Blue-Collar and White-Collar Wings of the GOP?

    12/21/2015 9:46:12 PM PST · 39 of 74
    txrangerette to Duchess47

    Cruz has chapter and verse and statutory backing that he has given for being a natural born citizen of the United States.

    Are you guessing that he believes himself to be ineligible but ignores that?

    Are you guessing that he hasn’t studied whether or not he’s eligible under the Constitution and statutory law?

    What are you saying?

    Spit it out.

    He runs as eligible because he knows he is.

    That is also the official stand of Free Republic.

  • ‘Am I Reading This Wrong?’: Greta Corners Cruz With Signed Letter on His Immigration Position

    12/19/2015 4:16:20 PM PST · 129 of 319
    txrangerette to Zenjitsuman

    “...or he would be for deporting illegals which he so far hasn’t said”

    Yes he has.

    Just because you haven’t heard/seen him say it, just because you haven’t gone to his website and read his plan on illegal immigration which is there,

    does not mean he hasn’t.

    I’m not here to do your homework for you.

    I’ve accessed his statements on enforcing current laws and the law says find and deport illegals and use the Border Patrol and ICE to do their jobs. That’s the law: find and deport. Enforce the law.

    Because those who are deported turn right around and come back across the border, secure the border. He lays out his methods of doing it, including building that already authorized but never built border fence, 700 miles worth and use other assets and types of security enforcement as well.

    I’m stating to you what I’ve heard out of his own mouth.

    I found it.

    So can anyone.

  • Ted Cruz has a huge advantage over Donald Trump

    12/14/2015 3:05:15 PM PST · 10 of 81
    txrangerette to Forward the Light Brigade

    Shutdown then the GOP swept this country at the national and state/local level in the election that followed.

    Are you spreading the false claims of others or doing this all by your lonesome.

    Just wondering...

  • George Stephanopoulos asked Hillary Clinton to explain why Donald Trump is doing so well

    12/06/2015 11:40:29 AM PST · 17 of 32
    txrangerette to EveningStar

    I was aware that Donald Trump existed and was a real estate tycoon, a reality-tv personality and wrote a book about deal making as art.

    I never watched him on tv.

    I didn’t have a very favorable opinion of him, personally.

    I didn’t follow his politics.

    I have been and still am, strongly for Ted Cruz.

    Trump would get my vote opposite Hillary or Biden or Sanders or any other Democrat.

    And these Obama years have piled disaster upon disaster, along with the GOP E that long ago abandoned we the People and our hallowed Republic.

  • San Bernardino shooting: Authorities investigating possibility of 'deeper terror matrix'<tr>

    12/04/2015 6:45:27 AM PST · 8 of 35
    txrangerette to RoosterRedux

    That’s brilliant (Not).

    The terrorist mindset:

    How dare you call my religion violent?

    I’ll show you!

    Blam, Blam, Blam KaBLOOEY!!

    Praise Allah, you’re dead!

  • Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

    12/01/2015 7:29:22 AM PST · 23 of 27
    txrangerette to Fiji Hill

    The original name of Colt 45s was fine by me.

    Astros was referring to Houston’s role as a space center city.

    It was never “Astro” without the s.

    It was always about the space program hence ASTROS, short for Astronauts, plural form.

    Like it or not, there was reason behind a name change.

  • Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

    12/01/2015 6:44:15 AM PST · 9 of 27
    txrangerette to Mr. K

    The Houston Colt 45s (Astros) were an expansion team like the New York Mets. Which means they got players from other teams’ let go’s.They often didn’t give good backing as a team to some pretty decent pitchers they had then. Pitchers need run support, obviously, not only good fielding etc. Any one of several things, if done better, could have secured Ken Johnson’s win. If I recall correctly, I believe Johnson’s bread and butter pitch was the knuckleball.

  • Ted Cruz: Enough condoms for all

    12/01/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · 5 of 25
    txrangerette to Isara
  • Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82

    12/01/2015 6:36:06 AM PST · 2 of 27
    txrangerette to ConservativeStatement

    He pitched this game for the Houston Colt 45s before they became the Astros.

  • Murdoch unloads on Kerry, Obama, the left (Must Read-He Gets It!)

    12/01/2015 6:08:52 AM PST · 20 of 65
    txrangerette to Cringing Negativism Network

    I support Ted Cruz.

    I am angry with Fox News aka Rupert Murdoch.
    .
    My guess is, they know they have angered a lot of us out here and RM is trying to play both sides a little more.

    Tossing out a bone or two “ain’t” gonna cut it.

    This isn’t only about Trump, for me.

  • California Middle School Makes Kids Sing About Spreading Islam

    11/20/2015 9:22:50 AM PST · 5 of 39
    txrangerette to Michigander222

    The low information voter is running the show in public school.

  • Chris Matthews ‘Not Sure’ Whether You Should Call Cruz and Rubio ‘Hispanic’

    11/12/2015 8:23:56 AM PST · 15 of 52
    txrangerette to Ms Mable

    Ha!

  • Chris Matthews ‘Not Sure’ Whether You Should Call Cruz and Rubio ‘Hispanic’

    11/12/2015 8:09:23 AM PST · 2 of 52
    txrangerette to maggief

    Matthews is such an expert on whether or not someone is Hispanic...

  • Yesterday Trump called Politico dishonest. Today he is spreading their Ben Carson lie.

    11/07/2015 11:34:02 AM PST · 235 of 306
    txrangerette to Cincinatus' Wife

    I haven’t kept up with every twist and turn in this saga, RE: Trump vs Carson after the Politico story.

    So just a couple of weigh-in points.

    Yesterday Mark Levin said he cannot in good faith vote for a candidate who joins the media in trying to destroy Ben Carson. And make no mistake, Levin said, that destruction of Carson in every respect - not merely as a candidate for the GOP nomination - is the Left’s goal.

    And here’s linkage to another story that goes to the original, MEDIA ginned up “controversy” about Carson’s personal bio...

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3357500/posts

    Personal note: I’m a strong Ted Cruz supporter.

  • Ted Cruz hits third-place, double digits in Iowa poll

    10/23/2015 9:51:01 AM PDT · 11 of 30
    txrangerette to SaxxonWoods

    Ben Carson is taking away from Cruz in Iowa.

    Evangelicals are trending Carson.

    Evangelicals are Cruz’s base.

    That Cruz is doing better in Iowa than he was, in terms of placement, is good.

  • Fiorina: A Falling Star

    10/13/2015 8:50:44 PM PDT · 19 of 46
    txrangerette to TigerClaws

    I agree with your assessment of Kasich. The more you see and hear, the more you’re reminded of his wimpishness when push comes to shove.

    I find him personally off-putting as well as wrong headed on some important issues.

    He slips and slides around on rather clear-cut choices until he like the old Simon and Garfunkel song, ends up “slip-sliding away”.

    Did anyone catch that he absurdly claims the Bible demands that we take care of those in need through the big government apparatus?

    How sophomoric. That isn’t what Scripture means, at all, about helping the poor.

  • Fiorina: A Falling Star

    10/13/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · 12 of 46
    txrangerette to hoosiermama

    “She supported Hillary while working for McCain”

    Thank you.

    That is the one thing I’ve not resolved in her favor. Oh I know there are other items on the list but I’m saying her prior excessive praise of Hillary Clinton, which of course is on video for all to see and to be run ad infinitum, is what I can’t overlook or justify.

  • Fiorina: A Falling Star

    10/13/2015 8:38:16 PM PDT · 6 of 46
    txrangerette to TigerClaws

    What happened to John Kasich?

    He was the new “darling” not long ago.

    I wouldn’t mind reading about the reasons for his demise...