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  • No-knock police raid ends in blazing tragedy

    02/11/2015 3:00:30 AM PST · by maddog55 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 02/11/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Gun owners and self-defense advocates are lauding a rare victory in which a Texas grand jury has refused to indict a homeowner for shooting and killing a police officer who entered his home unannounced in the middle of the night. The homeowner, Henry Magee, 28, said he thought the officers who broke through his door were robbers and he acted in self-defense to protect his pregnant girlfriend and two children. Police were acting on a tip from a criminal informant that led them to believe Magee had more than a dozen marijuana plants, all at least six feet tall, in...
  • LUIS GUTIERREZ TO TX GOV: ‘WE ARE COMING’ FOR EXEC AMNESTY

    02/10/2015 8:09:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 30 replies
    Bretbart.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tony Lee
    LUIS GUTIERREZ TO TX GOV: ‘WE ARE COMING’ FOR EXEC AMNESTY Associated Press On the most recent leg of his national executive amnesty tour, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) suggested that Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) should start “looking at his own family” before opposing President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty. Abbott’s wife, who is of Hispanic descent, is the state’s first Latina First Lady. “Let me just suggest to the governor of the state we are coming, we are signing people up for the executive action. Millions of families, and he should turn around looking at his own family and ask...
  • Is Texas ‘Crazy’ or Is It the Real America?

    02/08/2015 4:27:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-8-2015 | John Fund
    FEBRUARY 8, 2015 6:00 PM Is Texas ‘Crazy’ or Is It the Real America? Its undeniable economic success will be an issue in 2016. By John Fund Last week, everywhere I went in Washington it seemed as if the country’s cultural and ideological divisions came down to a debate over the state of Texas and whether or not it was “a crazy state” or the “place that is still most like America.” Congressman Alcee Hastings, a Florida Democrat, started the rumble during a House committee meeting by saying that Texas’s refusal to join Obamacare’s exchanges made it “a crazy state.”...
  • BLM DENIES LAND GRAB—TEXAS OFFICIALS STAND GROUND

    04/23/2014 1:47:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 85 replies
    BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 23 Apr 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    In a statement posted on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management website (BLM), federal officials denied any expansion of holdings along the Red River after Breitbart Texas brought the matter to national attention. The nuanced denial has drawn critical reactions from a number of elected Texas officials. BLM spokesman Paul McGuire said “The 140-acres in question were determined to be public land in 1986 when the U.S. District Court ruled on a case brought by two private landowners, each seeking to adjust boundary lines for their respective properties. The BLM was not a party to any litigation between landowners. The...
  • Texas AG to Feds: 'Come And Take' Disputed Land

    04/23/2014 8:44:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 4/23/2014 | Jason Devaney
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has a message for the Bureau of Land Management about disputed land along the Oklahoma-Texas border: "Come and take it." Abbott was referring to a potential land grab of 90,000 acres that belong to Texas residents. According to Breitbart Texas, the federal government is considering taking the land, which stretches 116 miles along the Red River. "I am about ready to go to the Red River and raise a 'Come and Take It' flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas," Abbott said.
  • BLM EYES 90,000 ACRES OF TEXAS LAND

    04/21/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Bob Price
    After the recent Bundy Ranch episode by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Texans are becoming more concerned about the BLM’s focus on 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary. The BLM is reviewing the possible federal takeover and ownership of privately-held lands which have been deeded property for generations of Texas landowners. Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas. “In Texas,” Miller says, “the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago...
  • Texas executes Mexican national despite opposition

    01/22/2014 8:09:00 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/22/2014 | Becky Bratu
    The Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, clearing the way for Texas to put the inmate to death Wednesday night. The Mexican government had called on Texas to halt the execution, saying that the death penalty in this case would violate international treaties. Secretary of State John Kerry previously asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to delay Tamayo's execution, saying it "could impact the way American citizens are treated in other countries." The State Department reiterated that position Tuesday.
  • Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The State ^ | 1/22/14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment. Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, he mumbled "no" and shook his head. As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he took a few breaths and then made one slightly audible snore before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead...
  • Shiner (Texas) beating death victim name released

    06/16/2012 1:19:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    Lavaca County authorities on Friday identified the 47-year-old man who was caught molesting a girl and then beaten to death by the child's father. Jesus Mora Flores was killed on the afternoon of June 9 on a rural farm pasture on County Road 302 between Shiner and Yoakum. In a press release issued Friday, authorities said Flores was attempting to sexually assault the girl, whose age was corrected by officials Friday to be 5 years old. "When emergency medical personnel arrived, Jesus Mora Flores' pants and underwear were down and the man's genitals were exposed," said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah...
  • Texas Won’t Prosecute Father Who Beat His 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Molester To Death

    08/31/2013 10:12:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 76 replies
    mrconservative.com/ ^ | 8/30/2013 | na
    In rural Lavaca County, Texas, a grand jury refused to indict a father who, when he caught a farm hand attempting to rape his five-year-old daughter, beat the farm hand, accidentally killing him. The incident took place on June 9, near Shiner, Texas. Someone alerted the little girl’s father that Jesus Flores, a farmhand, was seen carrying the little girl to a secluded area. The father took off in the direction that the farmhand was seen traveling. As he drew closer, he could hear his little girl screaming. When he reached the two, both the farmhand and the five-year-old had...
  • Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

    07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 203 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams
    July 25, 2013 Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity J. Christian Adams Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the...
  • Texas prepares to execute 500th inmate

    06/25/2013 4:18:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 37 replies
    KSN TV ^ | 6/25/2013 | The Associated Press
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jim Willett remembers the night of Dec. 6, 1982, when he was assigned to guard a mortuary van that had arrived at the death house at the Huntsville prison.“I remember thinking: We’re really going to do this. This is really going to happen,” says Willett, who was a captain for the Texas Department of Corrections.When the van pulled away early the next morning, it carried to a nearby funeral home the body of convicted killer Charlie Brooks, who had just become the first Texas prisoner executed since a Supreme Court ruling six years earlier allowed the...
  • Grim milestone: Texas set to execute 500th inmate

    06/25/2013 10:21:17 AM PDT · by South40 · 100 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 6/25/2013 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jim Willett remembers the night of Dec. 6, 1982, when he was assigned to guard a mortuary van that had arrived at the death house at the Huntsville prison. "I remember thinking: We're really going to do this. This is really going to happen," says Willett, who was a captain for the Texas Department of Corrections. When the van pulled away early the next morning, it carried to a nearby funeral home the body of convicted killer Charlie Brooks, who had just become the first Texas prisoner executed since a Supreme Court ruling six years earlier...
  • Texas Passes 'Merry Christmas' Bill to Protect Holidays from Political Correctness

    05/26/2013 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies
    Breibart ^ | 05.25.13 | Dr. Susan Berry
      State lawmakers in Texas have passed legislation that permits public schools to display nativity scenes, menorahs, or Christmas trees, and allows students and school district staff to use greetings such as, “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah,” and “Happy Holidays.” According to Fox News in Austin, the legislation (HB 308), introduced by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and dubbed “The Merry Christmas Bill,” received overwhelming approval in the state house, by a margin of 145-2, and was passed unanimously in the state senate, 29-0. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his signature. “I was a...
  • Kim Jong-Un's Latest Unbelievable Threat: Bombing Austin, Texas

    03/29/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Slate ^ | 03/29/2013 | By Josh Voorhees
    You know the rule by now: If the headline asks the question, the story most likely provides the less exciting/sensational/terrifying (in this case, definitely the third) answer. From the very Telegraph article that Drudge links to: Despite the increasingly belligerent rhetoric and new images emerging from the North Korean regime, analysts believe its missiles are not capable of striking targets as far away as the US mainland and are not, as yet, capable of delivering a nuclear payload. North Korea's state-media announced earlier today that Kim Jong-un has ordered his missile units on standby to strike the United States and...
  • State Department warns Texas AG not to arrest UN-affiliated election observers (list of locations)

    10/27/2012 5:32:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/27/12 | Doug Powers
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has warned a group of UN-affiliated “international election observers” that they could be subject to criminal prosecution if they breach state laws by being within 100 feet of polling place entrances.The US State Department issued a warning as well. No, not to the election observers — to Texas:International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have “full immunity” from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General.“I’m not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going...
  • State Dept: Texas can’t arrest international election observers

    10/26/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Snuph · 194 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    International election observers planning to visit Texas polling places have “full immunity” from being arrested in the United States, the State Department said when discussing a letter from the Texas Attorney General. “I’m not going to get into any kind of hypothetical situations or predict where this is going to go other than to say we have every expectation that this will be worked out and to state the fact, which is that under U.S. law they are eligible for immunities,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. Reporters tried to get her to state explicitly that Texas could not arrest...
  • Texas AG Abbott Threatens Foreign Election Observers with Arrest

    10/25/2012 8:05:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/25/2012
    AUSTIN – State Attorney General Greg Abbott's admonition that international election observers – part of what the Texas Secretary of State's office called a long-standing exchange program to promote learning – could be criminally prosecuted if they overstep Texas law was deemed "unacceptable" by the group's director. The flap was prompted when Abbott wrote a letter to Ambassador Daan Everts at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. The Republican attorney general, in a press release announcing the letter, noted the group is "a United Nations partner." Some conservatives and...
  • Texas Attorney General warns OSCE on Election Observations

    10/23/2012 6:25:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Redstate ^ | 10/23/12 | Neil Stevens
    Left-wing groups have gone to international organizations in the run up to this election, seeking to apply global governance to the United States. The results of this is that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE, not the UN as is often reported) has announced it will send election observers, with the implication that Voter ID laws are a problem.Now, the reason they’re only investigating Republican-run areas is that Republicans would never run to the OSCE or anyone else to interfere with American elections. But that said, we must not let the OSCE observers think they are above...
  • Civil Disobedience: Dallas Gay Couple Arrested after being denied marriage license

    07/09/2012 7:24:54 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    Instinct Magazine ^ | July 6 2012 | Instinct Staff
    An image that could easily be mistaken for coming out of St. Petersburg, Russia has emerged from Dallas, Texas, where a couple was arrested for attempting to obtain a marriage license. Details follow. Mark "Major" Jiminez and Beau Chandler were lead out of the Dallas County Clerk's Office on Thursday in handcuffs. The couple applied for a marriage license and refused to leave the office after being denied based on their sexual orientation. The Dallas Voice reports: Once in the license bureau on Thursday afternoon, Chandler and Jiminez filled out the paperwork. Chandler crossed out the word “bride” and wrote...
  • Obama Admin Blocks Texas’ De-Funding of Planned Parenthood

    12/12/2011 8:12:59 PM PST · by hocndoc · 44 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration has turned down a request from Texas to run its Title X family planning program, funded with federal taxpayer dollars, without funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The adminsitration sent a letter to inform the Texas Health and Human Services Commission of its intent to deny a request to extend the Medicaid Women’s Health Program if Texas complies with its law banning contractors “that perform or promote elective abortions or affiliate with entities that perform or promote elective abortions.” Earlier this year, Texas yanked about $64 million in funding from Planned Parenthood and directed the funds to...
  • Don’t Mess with Texas (at Christmas)

    12/12/2011 11:58:34 AM PST · by shield · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12th December 2011 | Nate Kellum
    Texas is its own place. Known for oil, cowboys, cattle, and distinguished swagger, it is the kind of place to which newcomers adapt rather than one which bends for newcomers. Not surprising for a place that used to be its own country. Thus the oft’ spoken motto, “Don’t mess with Texas.” Yet Texas is a big place, and phrases like “remember the Alamo” and “Texas proud” resonate from Galveston beaches to Amarillo plains. And that’s a good thing, because right between those beaches and those plains, a fight is brewing that’s winnable, but which requires some backbone. Case in point:...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • "We have had several Texas presidents, but none so deeply, intensely Texas as this guy..."

    09/18/2011 5:36:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 165 replies
    Althouse ^ | 9-18-2011 | Althouse
    September 18, 2011 "We have had several Texas presidents, but none so deeply, intensely Texas as this guy would be." Man, Rick Perry is freaking out the New York Times. Gail Collins is all: You think of Rick Perry, you think of Texas. And more Texas. Perry the cowboy coyote-killer, the lord of the Texas job-creation machine, the g-dropping glad-hander with a “howdy” for every stranger in the room. He barely exists in the national mind outside of the Texas connection.And Maureen Dowd is all over the place talking about Perry with references to an obvious and old Hollywood movie....
  • U.N. official deplores Texas execution (story uses Ft. Hood shooting memorial picture)

    07/08/2011 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    UPI ^ | July 8, 2011
    UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (UPI) -- The Texas execution of a Mexican national puts the United States in violation of international law, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said federations like the United States have a responsibility to ensure that individual states "respect the international responsibilities assumed by the country as a whole." ...."I am very disappointed that neither the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles nor the governor took steps open to them to prevent this breach of the U.S. obligations under international law from occurring," Pillay said.
  • UN official: US execution of Leal broke int'l law

    07/08/2011 12:59:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Jul 8, 2011 | Associated Press
    GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s top human rights official says the U.S. breached international law when it executed a Mexican citizen.
  • U.S. broke international law by executing Mexican national, says U.N.

    07/08/2011 11:23:34 AM PDT · by massmike · 197 replies
    http://edition.cnn.com ^ | 07/08/2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says the United States breached international law by executing a Mexican national. Navi Pillay, in a statement Friday, said he deeply regrets the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia, after a last-minute 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court denied him a stay of execution Thursday night. "The execution of Mr. Leal Garcia places the U.S. in breach of international law," said Pillay, who is currently on official mission in Mexico. "What the state of Texas has done in this case is imputable in law to the U.S. and engages the United States' international...
  • Obama And The U.N. Trying To Delay Texas’ Execution Of Humberto Leal

    07/04/2011 9:16:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 95 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | 7-4-2011 | John G. Winder
    Obama And The U.N. Trying To Delay Texas’ Execution Of Humberto Leal John G. Winder, The Cypress Times July 4, 2011 Leal is a Mexican national who kidnapped, raped and murdered a 16-year old girl WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration has gone to the Supreme Court to seek a delay of the execution of convicted kidnapper, rapist and murderer Humberto Leal. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has written a letter to Texas Governor Rick Perry asking him to commute Leal’s death sentence. In 1994 Humberto Leal, a Mexican national, viciously abducted, raped and murdered 16-year old...
  • Bill proposes DPS (Illegal Immigrations) checkpoints (Texas)

    03/04/2011 7:52:29 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 03/03/2011 | By Nolan Hicks
    AUSTIN — The Department of Public Safety would be given the power to establish driver's license and insurance checkpoints along state roads as part of a broader border security bill introduced Thursday. The checkpoint provision is part of a bill that supporters say would crack down on drug cartels and human smuggling rings operating in Texas. It would require that every person booked into prison in Texas have their citizenship checked. It also would increase criminal penalties for gang and cartel members and increase fines for drug crimes. “We want to have a package that's focused on solving our unique...
  • Truckers: 1, Terrorists: 0

    02/24/2011 4:15:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Barron's ^ | February 24, 2011 | By Teresa Rivas
    In the war on terror, add a trucking service center in Texas to the front lines. On Thursday, the FBI arrested Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 20-year-old Saudi student studying in Texas. The investigation began more than three weeks ago, on Feb. 1. A company flagged Aldawsari’s purchase of phenol, which can be used to make explosives. On that same day, Con-way (CNW) also alerted the agency after detecting a suspicious package in its Lubbock, Texas service center. Today the company issued a press release detailing its involvement in the investigation after it received the package: Based on training and experience,...
  • Hey EPA: Don’t Mess with Texas

    09/30/2010 5:35:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 30, 2010 | Lance Brown
    Lance Brown dissects and dismantles the Obama EPA's latest attack on the Lone Star State. Here’s some advice for the Environmental Protection Agency: Don’t mess with Texas.Furthermore, don’t mess with our nation’s most affordable and reliable forms of energy, either.After declaring greenhouse gases hazardous earlier this year, the EPA plans to use the Clean Air Act to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from emitters of all sizes beginning January 2011. The EPA’s plan has been widely criticized for being too burdensome and expensive, so the EPA attempted to downsize the plan with a “Tailoring Rule,” targeting only the largest emitters.In...
  • Woman puts bullet hole in attacker's car at Walmart

    09/02/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 2, 2010, 10:27AM | HARVEY RICE
    LA MARQUE — A 56-year-old woman fended off an armed attacker in a Walmart parking lot in La Marque, pulled a pistol and put at least one hole in the assailant's fleeing vehicle, La Marque police said today. The woman, whom police declined to name, struggled with a man trying to take her car shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Danielle Herman said in a written statement. The woman, a concealed handgun permit holder, managed to grab a pistol from the car console and pointed it at the man, who fled to a silver or gray SUV driven by an...
  • Americans Cheer "USA! USA!" While Chasing New Black Panther Party Out Of Town

    07/08/2010 7:23:36 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Dec 4 2007 | CrashPoliticsNEWS
    New Black Panthers come to protest Texan who shot 2 blacks burglarizing a neighbor's home - they were very unwelcome. Compelling video as their attempted speech making was shouted down.
  • Black Panthers Chased By Angry Patriotic Group

    07/08/2010 6:59:32 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 15 replies
    ScottFactor.com ^ | 07/08/2010 | Scott Factor
    On December 4, 2007 in Pasadena, TX (suburb of Houston) Joe Horn, 61, shot and killed two men that had burglarized his neighbor's home on November 14, 2007. The black version of the KKK, the Black Panthers, decided to hold a march. It was not well-recieved. Thanks to Gina Miller for the video link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDpzezRZ1wI&feature=related
  • Sarah Palin told 'biggest lie of the year'

    12/21/2009 5:38:16 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 90 replies · 3,455+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/21/2009 | Paul Thompson
    A panel of experts ruled her claim the Obama administration was planning to introduce "death panels" was chosen as the most misleading statement of 2009. Palin, 45, made the claim on her Facebook page at the height of the debate over President Obama's plans to reform the US health care system. She wrote: "My parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of health care." But the website PolitiFact.com found that there were never any plans to introduce so called "death panels"...
  • Message To Al Qaeda From Texas

    09/28/2009 10:53:43 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 22 replies · 1,321+ views
    Texas Nationalist Movement ^ | September 2009 | Daniel Miller
    http://www.youtube.com/v/7Nxm2v1owLc?f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata&autoplay=1
  • Secessionist movement under way in Texas

    08/28/2009 11:36:04 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 122 replies · 5,001+ views
    Fiercely independent and thoroughly horrified at the blatantly unconstitutional explosion of federal tyranny into every aspect of our lives, Texans are set to march on the state capitol in droves on Saturday. They will be delivering a million-strong petition to their elected officials based on the 10th Amendment, demanding an immediate constitutional confrontation with Washington. If they are turned away or their concerns inadequately addressed, organizer Gerry Donaldson says they "will be forced to call for a vote for secession." This will not be the last time a state openly defies Obama's treasonous war on the Constitution. Donaldson, who runs...
  • HPD: 74-year-old man shoots carjacker in SW Houston

    07/23/2009 4:56:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 1,184+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 23, 2009 | DALE LEZON
    A 74-year-old man shot and wounded a teenager who attempted to carjack him with a knife early this morning in southwest Houston, police said. The 18-year-old male suspect was wounded in the abdomen and was caught by police after he tried to run away following the shooting. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in fair condition. No other injuries were reported. Police have not released the suspect's name because no charges have been filed against him, but investigators said that he will mostly likely be charged with aggravated robbery. The shooting happened outside a home in the 10900...
  • The GOP: divorced from reality

    04/24/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies · 2,871+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2009 | Bill Maher
    The Republican base is behaving like a guy who just got dumped by his wife.If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea bag" protests were about. I saw signs protesting abortion, illegal immigrants, the bank bailout and that gay guy who's going to win "American Idol." But it wasn't tax day that made them crazy; it was election day. Because that's...
  • AP Poll: Americans high on Obama, direction of US

    04/23/2009 2:04:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 2,905+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2009 | Ron Fourner and Trevor Tompson
    For the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is headed in the right direction, a sign that Barack Obama has used the first 100 days of his presidency to lift the public's mood and inspire hopes for a brighter future. Intensely worried about their personal finances and medical expenses, Americans nonetheless appear realistic about the time Obama might need to turn things around, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. It shows most Americans consider their new president to be a strong, ethical and empathetic leader who is working to change Washington. Nobody knows how long...
  • Obama’s EPA Declares CO2 a Poison

    04/22/2009 3:59:08 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 55 replies · 1,488+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 | James Lewis
    I am offended, just like an old-fashioned feminist. So, I’m sure, is Mother Gaia herself. Offended, because Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just officially declared carbon dioxide (CO2) to be a poison. (Sigh.) You can’t even expel air anymore without ticking off our PC commissars. Did you know you can die from drinking too much distilled water? Or from breathing too much pure oxygen? Oxidation products actually kill people — they cause a huge variety of fatal diseases. The only solution is to stop breathing. All the molecules of life are also molecules of death. The old medicos used...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    04/22/2009 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 62 replies · 2,648+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 22, 2009 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-two percent (32%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2 (see trends). On the Generic Congressional Ballot, it’s all tied—39% for the Democrats, 39% for the Republicans. Most voters continue to believe that the financial and auto bailouts were a bad idea, but the Political Class disagrees. Sixty percent (60%) now believe the federal government has too much power and too much money. The Presidential...
  • [Texas:]Artifacts shed light on San Jacinto battle

    04/21/2009 7:06:35 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 2,466+ views
    April 20, 2009 ^ | April 20, 2009 | ALLAN TURNER
    Time has taken its toll on the Mexican bayonets, but their rust-pocked remains still hint at a lust for blood. The balls Santa Anna’s men loaded into their muskets fared better. Still round, they glisten like sinister grapes. A grenadier’s badge gleams as proudly as it did when, 173 years ago today, Texans struck the winning blow for freedom at San Jacinto. Today, these and more than 400 other artifacts — fruits of a recently completed archaeological project near the famed battlefield — are helping fill the gaps in the oft-told story of Sam Houston’s routing of the Mexican military....
  • Is Texas A Terror State?

    04/14/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Scanian · 84 replies · 2,549+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jim Byrd
    According to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas fits the Department's profile of potential domestic terrorism described in their newly released report titled, " Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment". Islamic extremists' acts of domestic terrorism were recently given the dignity, by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and President Obama, of being classified as man-made disasters, and abroad, the "war on terror" has been reclassified as an "overseas contingency plan". But an entire non-Islamic class, or perhaps by extension entire states, according to the report, are not afforded such considerate and cordial titles if...
  • Man guilty of 1996 Arlington 'bathtub murders' to be executed

    02/07/2009 8:13:03 PM PST · by txroadkill · 6 replies · 1,245+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/07/2009 | DEBRA DENNIS
    ARLINGTON – Police Detective Tommy Le Noir remembers the alarm that gripped this city in 1996 after two young women were found strangled in the bathtubs of their east Arlington apartment complex. "There was a lot of fear in the community and in the Police Department," Le Noir said. "The fear is that you don't want this to happen again. At that time there was some incredible panic in those apartment complexes. People moved out in masses. It was just an incredible time." Tuesday night, almost 13 years after the crimes, the state plans to execute 35-year-old Dale Devon Scheanette...
  • Bush showed U.S. is no paper tiger

    01/18/2009 4:20:50 AM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 859+ views
    sf gate ^ | 1/18/2009 | Debra J. Saunders
    From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him - in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything - for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read, because he worked out too much. Note now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though...
  • Bush showed U.S. is no paper tiger

    01/17/2009 10:24:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 69 replies · 1,524+ views
    SFGate ^ | Saturday, January 17, 2009 | Debra J. Saunders
    From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him - in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything - for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read, because he worked out too much. Note now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though...
  • Kilgore homeowner fights off armed invader

    10/09/2008 6:39:41 AM PDT · by mnehring · 5 replies · 583+ views
    A would-be robber invaded an East Texas home while the homeowner fights to keep him and his son alive. The home invasion happened in the 4500 block of FM 2204, east of Kilgore, around 7:00 this morning. Gregg County officials say an armed man entered the home in search of money, but left empty handed. Tuesday afternoon, the homeowner showed KLTV 7 LaKecia Shockley step by step how he survived his home invasion. "I slammed him into this wall here and I think that's when we fell on the floor. I wasn't going to let go of him. I had him...I wasn't...
  • NW Harris County store owner fatally shoots robber

    08/22/2008 6:49:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 72 replies · 313+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 21 August, 2008 | MIKE GLENN
    Confronted with a pistol and bound with duct tape, the owner of a northwest Harris County store decided not to quietly submit and hope his attacker would show mercy. The businessman worked himself free, got his own gun and killed the robber in a shootout, sheriff's deputies said. The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man walked into the cellular phone store in the 12000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive near Antoine, pulled out a gun and tied up the owner, sheriff's detectives said. "He (the robber) was in the process of trying to disable the surveillance equipment...
  • Man Accidentally Kills Himself While Trying To Rob A Grand Prairie Home

    06/18/2008 7:51:56 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 64 replies · 321+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 18 June 2008 | Dan X. McGraw
    A 19-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself Tuesday morning while he was attempting to rob a Grand Prairie home, authorities said. Cameron Sands, 19, of Fort Worth kicked in the door of the house and then shot himself in the stomach as he pulled a gun out of his pants to shoot the homeowner, Grand Prairie police said. The homeowner was not injured.