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  • Now is the moment to revisit the legality of the U.S.-Mexico border

    07/03/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 108 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 2, 2018 | Marcela Davison Aviles
    There’s a popular saying among those of us in the Mexican American community who grew up on the border: We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us. With Sunday’s election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s next president, the idea to revisit the legality of our southern border, proposed by Mexican leftist leader Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, is suddenly not so crazy.
  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • Remember the Alamo on her 180th Anniversary

    03/06/2016 9:50:10 AM PST · by GregoTX · 44 replies
    Tour Texas ^ | March 6 2016
    On March 6th, one of the most significant events in the history of not only our state, but our country, will be commemorated: the Battle of the Alamo. Why is this battle so important? I think because it shows just how much we Americans value our freedoms and what we will sacrifice to preserve them. At the Alamo, 189 documented defenders took on thousands of Mexican troops, a turning point in the Texas Revolution. Battle at the AlamoThe valiant “Texians” held on for 12 days, finally being annihilated on the 13th day, March 6. The event motivated the Texians, and...
  • 2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump (Calderon, who built the Guatemala wall)

    02/27/2016 7:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 10:02 PM EST
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world. Calderon, a conservative who was president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, even said he thought Trump was trying to exploit the same social feelings and resentments as did Adolf Hitler. "I think his logic of exalting white supremacy isn't even acting against immigration - Donald Trump is the descendant of migrants - it is acting and speaking against immigrants who have a different...
  • 3 Reasons Ted Cruz Could Win

    03/24/2015 6:57:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/24/2015 | Ben Domenech
    Welcome to Thunderdome, Ted Cruz! And wow, that’s a video straight out of the consultant minds of Veep. Maybe throw in a puppy? Seriously, though, if announcing via Twitter is the new thing, I’m all for it. It could’ve saved us sending a reporter to Lynchburg this morning. Maybe somebody will announce via Meerkat and we can all stay at our desks and not drive somewhere to see candidates give the same speech they gave at CPAC but with a couple more paragraphs? It’d save us all a lot of time and it’d be environmentally friendly, too. Lower your carbon...
  • Texas Lawmakers Make Musician Phil Collins An Honorary Texan (for donation of Alamo artifacts)

    03/14/2015 8:45:12 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    AP via pollstar ^ | 07:01 AM Thursday 3/12/15 | no byline
    State lawmakers have named pop star Phil Collins an honorary Texan, saluting his donation of hundreds of Alamo artifacts back to the historic outpost – while offering numerous quips referencing his song lyrics. ...Last year, he gave 200-plus pieces of his collection to the Alamo. Collins grinned as many lawmakers took to the floor to joke about “feeling it in the air tonight,” ‘‘one more night” and Texas having a “groovy kind of love” for its newest honorary citizen.
  • Jesse Jackson: Tea Party Attacks Obama Because They “Ideologically Oppose Blacks, Women and Workers”

    02/07/2014 4:34:33 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson was interviewed last week at Yale for their "Everybody Has a Story" segment on the Yale Daily News website: "Well the attacks have been so personal and degrading, the attempts to marginalize him: 'You're not an American,' 'You're not born here,' the birthers, 'You're not a Christian,' 'You're not qualified' -- the attempts undermine his authority as president, his moral authority, has been such an organized movement by the ...organized for some of the Tea Party eliminate [who] ideologically oppose blacks, woman and workers..."
  • Three steps: How the Dems plan to make Texas a battleground state by 2016

    02/27/2013 12:08:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/27/2013 | Christopher Bedford
    On Tuesday morning, the Democrats launched an independent group called Battleground Texas, which is capable of making the Lone Star state a battleground by 2016 and a lean-Democrat state by 2024, effectively breaking the back of the national GOP and blocking a Republican path to the White House. Yes — that Texas: The state that has not elected a single statewide Democratic official in 10 years, with Republicans going 100-0; the state that has had an entirely Republican government since 2002, with current super majorities in the legislature; and the state that hasn’t voted for a Democratic president since Jimmy...
  • “Interviewing Rick Perry On Illegal Immigration”

    10/06/2011 11:05:35 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 100 replies
    RickPerry.org ^ | 10-6-2011
    “Interviewing Rick Perry On Illegal Immigration” October 6, 2011 John Hawkins recently interviewed Governor Rick Perry about border security, illegal immigration, and his record as governor.On the Federal DREAM Act: The federal DREAM Act is an amnesty bill, and I strongly oppose amnesty. The Texas educational residency bill was vastly different.Because the federal government has failed in its basic duty to protect our borders, states are forced to deal with illegal immigrant issues.In Texas, we had to deal with the children of illegal immigrants residing in our state and attending our schools, as the federal government requires states to educate...
  • 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...
  • What would YOU get 0bama on his birfday? (eBay eNanities)

    08/04/2011 4:00:32 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 52 replies
    eBay ^ | 8/4/11 | Various eBayers
    Do tell.
  • Here Comes Sarah: How a Palin candidacy could help and hurt Mitt Romney

    05/26/2011 6:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | May 26, 2011 | John Dickerson, chief political correspondent
    The Mama Grizzly is coming out of hibernation. This weekend, Sarah Palin is launching her "One Nation" bus tour, visiting historical sites across the country. Palin will start on Memorial Day at the Rolling Thunder weekend motorcycle rally that starts at the Pentagon. Where it will end has yet to be announced. But given Palin's other recent move—the announcement of a feature-length film on her tenure as governor—it looks as if her ultimate destination may be the White House. Whatever Mitt Romney had on his plate for Memorial Day, he'd better make room. If we assume—for the purposes of page...
  • Gallup Finds Palin Still leads in Favorables in the GOP with 69%

    04/19/2011 4:11:46 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 83 replies
    04/19/2011 | unseen1
    The new gallup poll out today has a chart on page 2 that breaks down the GOP candidates favs/unfav. Palin continues to be the most favorable candidate in the GOP field with a 69% favorable rating. She also continues to be the candidate with the highest strongly favorable ratings at 23%. This is good news as she continues to ramp up for a 2012 primary run.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Blames High Gas Prices On Washington

    (AP) Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington and a political establishment that he says hasn't stood up to oil companies, his two rivals for the presidency included. "The candidates with the Washington experience - my opponents - are good people. They mean well, but they've been in Washington for a long time and even with all that experience they talk about, nothing has happened," Obama said in remarks delivered at a gas station.
  • DOWNHILL ONLY ... Mark Steyn

    04/19/2011 4:00:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Apr 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Wandering round this great republic predicting the apocalypse, I’m often asked by audience members why it is I’m being quite so overwrought if not an hysterical old queen about the whole business. After all, President Obama’s now-forgotten “Deficit Commission” produced a report melodramatically emblazoned “The Moment of Truth” and proposing such convulsive course corrections as raising the age of Social Security eligibility to 69.</p>
  • “I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief”

    03/15/2011 2:37:53 AM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 15/03/11 | the Aged P
    If I was younger and still serving I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief. You can keep the phony tough guy men that get trotted out as candidates. I saw REAL leadership up close and I know what it looks like. Sarah Palin has “IT.”
  • ‘Machete’ Review: Dull, Convoluted, Racist and Anti-American [a film only LaRaza could love]

    09/05/2010 4:00:46 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 57 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 09/04/10 | Jim Nolte
    Director Robert Rodriguez’s spoof trailer for Machete was easily the best part of his and Quentin Tarantino’s failed attempt to return to those glorious days of early ‘70s exploitation flicks with 2007’s Grindhouse. And it made sense that the fan reaction would eventually result in a feature film the director has wanted to make since the mid-nineties. If nothing else, Rodriguez is as famous for delivering low-budget, high concept genre films as he is for directing them. He’s even better at marketing himself and his latest project, exploiting to the hilt an intriguing concept that, unfortunately, usually fails to pay...
  • Obama vs. America

    08/16/2010 2:24:40 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 25 replies
    The Corner National Review ^ | August 16, 2010 | Peter Kirsanow
    President Obama’s statements regarding the proposed Ground Zero mosque are the latest in a series of indicators that we are at a very peculiar pass: We have a president who doesn’t get America. For the first time in history we have a president whose default setting is in opposition to the general sensibilities of the American people. His behavior too frequently suggests that he’s playing a cosmic joke on Americans’ essential decency, considered patriotism, and belief in American exceptionalism. You don’t need to have been a lecturer in constitutional law like Obama to know that the mosque’s backers have a...
  • President Obama comes out in support of Ground Zero mosque

    08/14/2010 2:45:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2010 | SALLY GOLDENBERG and CARL CAMPANILE
    President Obama strongly backed the mosque planned near Ground Zero as he celebrated Ramadan with Muslim Americans at the White House – saying it shows that America’s commitment to to religious tolerance is "unshakeable." "Let me be clear: as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," Obama said in his first comments on the controversy. "This is...
  • Texas education board still evaluating social studies curriculum

    01/14/2010 2:06:58 PM PST · by Dubya · 1 replies · 359+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | TRACI SHURLEY
    AUSTIN — The Texas State Board of Education was expected to return this afternoon to the topic of who and what the state’s more than 4 million school children should study in social studies class, with a tentative vote on draft curriculum expected by the end of the week. The 10-year update of social studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills will influence what textbooks include. It started this spring, when committees made up of board-nominated educators and community members began work on changes. Along the way, board-appointed expert reviewers and the public have spoken out on issues like the inclusion...