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  • Political Clout Pays Off Big for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

    08/27/2014 11:53:34 AM PDT · by anymouse · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 27, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Donations to key lawmakers wine-and-dined by its lobbyists earn commercial spaceflight company millions in subsidies Shortly before a private spaceflight company’s test rocket exploded over southern Texas last weekend, state lawmakers announced millions in subsidies to get the company to continue launching rockets in the Lone Star State. Space Exploration Technologies, commonly known as SpaceX, will receive more than $15 million in public financing to build a launch pad in Cameron County, near the Mexican border. The subsidies came after SpaceX’s founder, billionaire tech mogul and pop technologist Elon Musk, made campaign contributions to key state lawmakers and hired lobbyists...
  • Greg Abbott Files Emergency Request to Uphold Pro-Life Texas Law Closing Abortion Clinics

    09/01/2014 2:05:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Late Sunday night, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency request with a federal appeals court to uphold a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The legislation, House Bill 2 (HB2), requires abortion facilities to meet the same safety standards of other Ambulatory Surgical Centers in the state, ensures that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and bans painful late abortions on fully formed babies. texas9bThe admitting privileges portion of the law was the portion responsible for closing abortion clinics and, because so...
  • UT Police investigating drone use over DKR

    09/01/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    KXAN ^ | August 31, 2014 | Angie Beavin
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Police are investigating the use of a drone over Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday night during the Longhorns’ home opener. KXAN’s cameras spotted the drone flying above the stadium. The drone had red and green lights on it. It also had a camera. We weren’t the only ones who spotted it. Police did too. During the second half of the game, officers found the operator of the drone, made him land it and then took the man into custody. The department told KXAN the man was a UT student, and he...
  • Texas Judge Strikes Down Pro-Life Law That Closed Abortion Clinics

    09/01/2014 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt, Sarah Zagorski
    A Texas judge has blocked a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The legislation, House Bill 2 (HB2), requires abortion facilities to meet the same safety standards of other Ambulatory Surgical Centers in the state, ensures that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and bans painful late abortions on fully formed babies. texas17Planned Parenthood did not challenge the law’s prohibition on abortions that take place at 20 weeks or later, a provision based on evidence that demonstrates the baby can feel pain at that...
  • FEDS ENCOURAGING DEPORTED ILLEGAL ALIENS TO COME BACK TO US

    09/01/2014 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to allow thousands of illegal immigrant deportees to return to the U.S., so long as they have ties to Southern California. Taxpayers will additionally fund a media campaign in Mexico, alerting deportees that they may be eligible to come back to the United States. An agreement outlining the new settlement was announced in late August, according to the Los Angeles Times. The plan, which only applies to Southern California, was reportedly drawn up in response to a lawsuit that was filed last year by the American Civil Liberties...
  • Prayer request for Basil. In ICU after a fall.

    09/01/2014 8:34:15 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 83 replies
    freepmail | September 1, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Just found out that Basil is in the ICU with a subdural hematoma as the result of a fall earlier in the week. Prayers up for our dear Mari. God bless.
  • Breaking: FORT BLISS RAMPS UP SECURITY Following Report on Imminent Terrorist Threat at Southern

    08/31/2014 5:38:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    A warning bulletin was issued Friday to federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources on an imminent terror attack on the border.Breitbart.com obtained a copy of the leaked document. The document shows James O’Keefe crossing the border in a Osama bin Laden mask.(photo from Breitbart.com) El Paso, Texas media is reporting Fort Bliss announced enhanced security measures on Sunday. The announcement came after the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch issued an urgent report on Friday based on government sources who warned of possible Islamist terrorist attacks on the Texas-Mexico border. Included in the Judicial Watch report was word from...
  • Tesla Motors Dealing as States Play Factory Poker

    08/31/2014 5:13:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | August 31, 2014 | Justin Pritchard
    From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It's how Tesla is deciding where to build. Through a series of unusual plays, Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land the coveted plant. The winner is expected to offer the luxury car-maker publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.
  • Interview with George P. Bush on Environmental Policy

    08/31/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 39 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 08/31/2014 | Neena Satija
    Here's a transcript — edited for length and clarity — of The Texas Tribune's in-depth interview with land commissioner candidate George P. Bush, in which he lays out his positions on environmental policy. Texas Tribune: Commissioner [Jerry] Patterson has talked about, as part of his legacy, promoting the development of renewable energy on some of [the] land [managed by the General Land Office, or GLO] … that’s a way of diversification, and you never know what’s going to happen to the price of natural gas or with the shale boom. Is that something that you’re interested in and plan to...
  • WHAT? Renee Ellmers Claims She Has ‘Same Immigration Stance as Cruz, Paul, Lee’ (Loses Straw Poll)

    03/22/2014 4:53:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 21, 2014 | David Steinberg
    Last Saturday, Renee Ellmers (R-NC02) — a 2010 Tea Party favorite who has since lost the support of conservatives — gave a brief speech to the Moore County, North Carolina GOP Convention. During the speech, she claimed to hold the same views on immigration as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and even Dr. Ben Carson. This statement came a few days after Ellmers’ tendentious appearance with Laura Ingraham last week — an interview that might have progressed smoothly had Ellmers actually expressed the same views on immigration as those four. Ellmers’ brief speech in Moore County offered no specification backing her...
  • The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare

    11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012
    The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health law’s full implementation. Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obama’s rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACA’s requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges. If states fail to...
  • Prosperity-Alarmists to Protest Ted Cruz Summit

    08/29/2014 7:33:25 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    DallasBlog.com ^ | Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 08:44 PM | Tom McGregor
    Voters seeking to abolish American prosperity, otherwise known as Democrats, plan to demonstrate against economic growth at a Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Tx.) Summit to be held in Dallas on Friday morning.According to a Prosperity-Alarmist press release, "Area retirees with the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans (TARA) will be outside the Dallas Omni Hotel protesting the Americans For Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM. TARA members will be joined by members of the Texas Organizing Project (TOP)." Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to tout the virtues of American Prosperity at the summit.As...
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Cruz serves up red meat to conservatives

    08/30/2014 2:28:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    Less than 70 days away from the midterm election, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday urged conservatives to do everything they can to give Republicans control of the U.S. Senate. In a fiery speech delivered at Americans For Prosperity’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Dallas, the prospective 2016 presidential hopeful vowed that the GOP would "retake the United States Senate and retire” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) The November election would also hinge on four issues, he said, with immigration being chief among them. “Number one, no amnesty,” Cruz said to thunderous applause, noting that President Obama is...
  • Cruz: ‘Russian bear is encountering the Obama kitty cat’

    08/30/2014 2:38:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, blasted President Obama over his foreign policy with Russia on Saturday accusing him of being a weak “kitty cat.” “The Russian bear is encountering the Obama kitty cat,” Mr. Cruz said to a standing-room only conservative crowd at the annual Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas. “The reason Putin feels no fear to march into his neighbors, the reason our allies up and down Europe are terrified of what happens next is because our president is leading from behind,” he added, riffing at the end off a phrase the administration has itself used to defend...
  • http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/the-rise-of-the-diy-abortion-in-texas/373240/

    08/30/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT · by balch3 · 2 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Jun 27, 2014 | Erica Hellerstein
    The Alamo flea market sits right off South Texas’s lengthy Highway 83; a sprawling, dusty, labyrinth of a place. Under canopies in the converted parking lot, vendors in dark sunglasses stand behind tables heaped with piles of clothing, barking in Spanish and hawking their wares. The air is hot and muggy, thick with the scent of grilled corn and chili. Customers browse simple items—miracle-diet teas, Barbie dolls or turquoise jeans stretched over curvy mannequins—but there are also shoppers scanning the market for goods that aren't displayed in the stalls. Tables lined with bottles of medicine like Tylenol and NyQuil have...
  • Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

    08/30/2014 1:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. “I think Cruz even more than Perry right now,” DeMint told the Associated Press. “Ted has become really the national conservative leader.”(continued)
  • Taitz' immigration case in Texas advances; Few answers, plentiful attorneys

    08/29/2014 8:15:50 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mary Jewell
    U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, has allowed the immigration case, Taitz vs. Johnson et al, 14-cv-00119, to advance, setting an injunction hearing on October 29, 2014. Judge Hanen stressed the importance of proceeding cautiously with the case, mentioning the consideration of "consequences" resulting from the outcome. He denied Dr. Taitz' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, but set a deadline of Oct. 3, 2014, for Dr. Taitz, Attorney and Plaintiff, to file an amended complaint. He set a deadline of Oct. 17, 2014, for the government’s attorneys, Colin A. Kisor, U.S. Department of Justice, and Daniel...
  • BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER

    08/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other...
  • Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    08/29/2014 3:47:34 PM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | PAUL J. WEBER
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left seven abortion facilities in Texas come Monday. There are currently 19 abortion providers in the state, according to groups challenging the law. "The overall effect of the provisions is to create an impermissible obstacle...
  • Rick Perry seizes on Obama's ISIS "strategy" remark

    08/29/2014 2:54:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/29/2014
    DALLAS - Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, wasted little time pouncing on President Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about removing the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the violent militant faction. "Yesterday, the president admitted he had no strategy to deal with ISIS," Perry said in remarks Friday at a summit put on by Americans for Prosperity, an influential conservative organization backed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers. "The deepening chaos in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and Ukraine is...
  • Exclusive: Breitbart Texas Verifies ISIS Border Threat With Leaked Doc

    08/29/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/29/14 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Breitbart Texas has exclusively obtained a leaked document warning federal agents about an ISIS-related terrorism threat across the entire US-Mexico border. Though the document focuses on the Texas-Mexico border, Breitbart Texas has confirmed that federal agents across the entire US-Mexico border have received the ISIS terror warning.
  • Online posts show ISIS eyeing Mexican border, says law enforcement bulletin

    08/29/2014 1:45:33 PM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    <p>EXCLUSIVE: Social media chatter shows Islamic State militants are keenly aware of the porous U.S.-Mexico border, and are “expressing an increased interest” in crossing over to carry out a terrorist attack, according to a Texas law enforcement bulletin sent out this week.</p>
  • Whoops! MSNBC's Diaz-Balart Blanks on Rick Perry's Name

    08/29/2014 9:36:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the names that it would be embarrassing for an MSNBC network host to blank on, Rick Perry's would have to be at the top of the list. How countless many times has the Lean Forward network had fun at Perry's expense over his "whoops" moment during a 2012 presidential debate? But that unfortunate fate befell Jose Diaz-Balart today, hosting his own new MSNBC show. The topic was the way in which Ted Cruz and Perry would potentially fight over Texas donor dollars if they were to both run for president. Diaz-Balart got Cruz's name without problem, but when...
  • United in Hatred: Occupy and Ferguson

    08/28/2014 9:38:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 29, 2014 | Charlotte Hays
    A Washington Post story headlined “Not Their Grandfather’s Protest” sought to depict the Ferguson riots, triggered by the fatal shooting of a black youth by a white police officer, as a new generation of the Civil Rights movement. Not so. As much as we mourn the tragic death of Michael Brown, we can’t help noticing that the mob in Ferguson was destructive, hateful, and only too eager to liquidate small businesses that provided a livelihood for people whose only sin was doing business in Ferguson, Mo. Watching the Ferguson riots on TV, I spotted a sign that said, “Begin the...
  • Rand Paul: Hillary's 'war hawk' policies led to Benghazi attack, rise of ISIS

    08/28/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Plummz · 50 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul expanded on his remarks and offered a detailed rendering of his views on foreign policy that, regardless of their merits, are undoubtedly innovative for a man likely to seek the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016. … : I would say the objective evidence shows that Libya is a less safe place and less secure place, a more chaotic place with more jihadist groups—and really, we’ve had two really bad things happen because of Hillary’s push for this war. One is that our ambassador was killed as a consequence of not having adequate security and really as a consequence of...
  • Judge again finds state school financing system unconstitutional (TX)

    08/28/2014 6:06:11 PM PDT · by NYTexan · 56 replies
    Star Telegram.com ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 | Morgan Smith
    AUSTIN — Nearly three years after more than 600 Texas school districts sued the state challenging the school finance system, a Travis County judge has ruled in their favor. In an almost 400-page opinion released Thursday, state District Judge John Dietz said that the state’s school finance system is unconstitutional not only because of inadequate funding and flaws in the way it distributes money to districts, but also because it imposes a de facto state property tax. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office, which had argued that the system was flawed but nonetheless constitutional, said Thursday that the state “will...
  • Rick Perry’s Concealed Carry Permit Suspended

    08/28/2014 9:52:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-28-2014 | Amy Miller
    Indictments have consequences. Democrats are still smiling over the recent felony indictment of Rick Perry, even as the Governor’s legal team is taking steps in court to reveal the spurious nature of the charges.One consequence of the indictment, however, has thrown conservatives in Texas for a loop. Texas media began reporting last week that because of the charges against him, Governor Perry’s concealed carry license has been suspended by operation of law. §411.187 of the Texas Government Code states that the Department of Public Safety shall suspend (not revoke, as it has been reported) a concealed carry license if the...
  • School District’s Approach To Safety is the Opposite of a ‘Gun-Free Zone’ –

    08/27/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    ijreview ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael Hausam
    Last year, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law the Protection of Texas Children Act, which created a new category of law enforcement officers: School Marshals. For every 400 students a school has, a faculty member will be allowed to undergo extensive training to allow them to carry a concealed weapon on campus. For the newly starting school year, training has been completed and the marshals are now on campuses that have chosen to participate, per the local CBS affiliate. This sign at an Argyle Independent School District campus is extremely clear about the readiness level on site: Preparation for...
  • Midlothian schools cover up religious plaques

    08/27/2014 3:46:50 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 18 replies
    My Fox DFW ^ | 8-26-14 | Tracy Delatte
    Dedication plaques at two Midlothian elementary schools will be replaced because they reference God and the Holy Christian Church. Superintendent Jerome Stewart confirmed the plaques at Mountain Peak Elementary and Longbranch Elementary are covered up for now. Over the summer, someone complained about the plaque at Mountain Peak to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. After doing some research, the organization sent a letter to the Midlothian ISD. The 2-by-3-foot display next to the front entrance of the school included two Latin crosses and read, “Dedicated in the year of our Lord 1997 to the education of God's children and to...
  • Man Acquitted of Charges He Shot Drunk Driver Who Killed His Sons

    08/27/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 52 replies
    Time ^ | Aug 27 2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    David Barajas was acquitted Wednesday over charges that he shot and killed a drunk driver who had earlier hit and killed his two sons. Barajas was on trial for fatally shooting Jose Banda, who drove into Barajas and his 11-and-12-year-old sons while they were pushing a truck that had run out of gas. Barajas survived the incident, but his two young boys were killed. The prosecutors in the case said Barajas went home to get a gun and returned to shoot and kill Banda, the Associated Press reports.
  • Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry's legal team

    08/26/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/26/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. The Republican governor, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has been indicted for allegedly abusing his power by vetoing funding to the office of a Democratic prosecutor who wouldn’t resign after a drunken driving arrest. “We’re bringing in the best of the best to help us handle this … this is serious, we’ve got to handle it with...
  • Gohmert Warns of Terrorist Threat Along Texas-Mexico Border

    08/25/2014 3:23:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Congressman Louie Gohmert joined FOX News to warn Americans about terror threats from the porous and largely unsecured U.S.-Mexico border. "The FBI director previously said...that there were people from terrorist countries who were assuming Hispanic names, and learning a few words of Spanish, and coming in," Gohmert said. "The FBI director himself testified to that before Congress. So we know that this kind of thing has been going on--Governor Perry isn't saying anything that's new, it just takes a little while for the mainstream to catch up." The congressman added that more recently, Marine General John Kelly,...
  • Rick Perry files habeas corpus motion to dismiss case

    08/25/2014 12:59:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, what fun is that? Many were hoping to munch popcorn and see Rick Perry’s attorneys spend the next few months ripping Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg to shreds over her blatantly political effort to get the Texas governor indicted for cutting off her funding. Accusing Perry of being drunk with power is rather amusing, under the circumstances, but apparently Perry has better things to do with his time: The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding...
  • TX: Good Guy With Gun Stops Attempted Murder outside of School

    08/25/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last media push for laws to disarm the population, NRA executive VP Wayne LaPierre said that a good guy with a gun is what is needed to stop a bad guy with a gun.   A recent shooting outside the Harry Stone Montessori school in Dallas is a perfect illustration of his point.  In this case, an armed citizen was present.   He happened to be an off duty police officer.   The "Gun Free School Zone" law would have worked perfectly to assure the attacker of an unarmed victim if the legally armed citizen had not been...
  • Convicted Drunk Driver Indicts Perry

    08/25/2014 8:38:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The country is reeling - especially within the political realm - over the gross abuse of power demonstrated in the indictment of popular Texas Governor Rick Perry. The whole scenario is so bizarre it is almost laughable. There is plenty of corruption in government, but usually it is the garden variety kind, like theft, lying, nepotism, etc., which is corrected with prosecution. This rises to a more disturbing level, because it is the prosecutor who is corrupt. How do you fix that? Rooting out corrupt Democrat lawyers is more difficult than prosecuting regular Americans, due to the incestuous relationship between...
  • Rejecting The Rule Of Law Means Inviting The Rule Of Guns

    08/25/2014 2:10:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-25-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    What is the alternative to the rule of law? We may be on the verge of re-learning that ancient lesson the hard way. Of course, those of us who is served in places where there was no law, where leftists and other aspiring totalitarians ignored the rules and norms of civil society, already know. The alternative to the rule of law is the rule of power. And the rule of power is always the rule of men with guns. The disgraceful indictment of Rick Perry in Texas is just the latest example of this trend, albeit one that carries the...
  • VIDEO: Police Officer Beaten to a Pulp by UNARMED Man

    08/24/2014 6:35:42 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Greg Campbell
    Too many political pundits have lost sight of the dangers that face police officers each and every day. At first, the story coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, was only one of a white police officer shooting an unarmed, black child who was minding his own business. Then, the story shifted; it was a white officer shooting a black adult who was gigantic, but a “gentle giant” with a heart of gold. The story began to erode as evidence surfaced. Michael Brown was a gigantic adult male who not only robbed a convenience store and assaulted the store owner earlier that...
  • TEXAS BORDER BUST: CASH, WEAPONS AND GRENADES SEIZED

    08/24/2014 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | by ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    MCALLEN, Texas — Border Patrol agents seized more than $650,000 in cash that had been left behind near the Rio Grande River that separates Texas from Mexico. The seizure was made Thursday night when U.S. Border Patrol Agents following a set of footprints near Sullivan City ended up coming across four backpacks filled with bulk cash and a little more than a kilo of cocaine, an agency news release shows. Inside the four backpacks the agents ended up finding a mixture of dollars and pesos that added up to $650,000 as well as the cocaine which had a value of...
  • Texas police chief killed in traffic stop

    08/23/2014 10:54:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 24, 2014 | Leslie Holland
    A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said. Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents. According to Rosanne Hughes, spokeswoman of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Pimentel pulled over a vehicle in a residential area. There was a struggle and Pimentel was shot, Hughes said. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office took 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez into custody and he will face charges of capital murder of a police officer, said Hughes.
  • Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

    08/23/2014 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are “absurd.” …
  • Elmendorf police chief gunned down during traffic stop

    08/23/2014 2:18:37 PM PDT · by tje · 47 replies
    KENS5 Eye Witness News (San Antonio) ^ | 3:58 p.m. CDT August 23, 2014 | Andrew Delgado
    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County. A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.
  • UFO sighted over Houston during rain storm

    08/17/2014 7:52:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 128 replies
    .unexplained-mysteries.com ^ | Saturday, 16 August, 2014
    Social media was buzzing on the night of August 11th when several people managed to snap photographs of what appeared to be an oval-shaped craft in the sky over Houston during stormy weather. Some of the images showed the object, which seemed to have a single point of light in its center, situated in the foreground with dark storm clouds looming menacingly behind it. The disc was pictured from several angles by different witnesses and seemed to change position in the air multiple times. "The more people who see it in different directions, the more likely we are to figure...
  • Rick Perry Just Released A 'Wanted' Shirt With His Mug Shot

    08/23/2014 8:02:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    chron.com ^ | 8/22/14
    <p>Gov. Rick Perry (R) seems to be enjoying the spotlight that has come with pushing back to his recent indictment.</p> <p>The latest move: His new political action committee unveiled a T-shirt featuring Perry's mug shot. The back of the shirt features the mug shot of District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose character Perry has repeatedly tried to attack while making her the poster child of his pushback.</p>
  • Texas Governor Indicted for Abuse of Power

    08/23/2014 9:42:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Aug 2014 | John Semmens
    This past week an Austin Grand Jury indicted Governor Rick Perry (R) for abuse of power. The offending act was his veto of the budget containing funds for the salary of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Perry took this action when Lehmberg refused to resign after her arrest for drunk driving. In April 2013, Lehmberg was hauled in for DUI. Tests showed her blood alcohol level to be more than three times the legal limit. Lehmberg threatened the arresting officer and deputies at the sheriff's office with the loss of their jobs for deigning to interrupt her travels. Thinking...
  • ‘Just keeps winning’! Rick Perry’s PAC strikes gold with mugshot t-shirts [photos]

    08/22/2014 6:31:57 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-22-2014 | Twitchy staff
    ‘Just keeps winning’! Rick Perry’s PAC strikes gold with mugshot t-shirts [photos]Posted at 5:40 pm on August 22, 2014 by Twitchy Staff
  • SpaceX Rocket Prototype Explodes In Texas; ‘Rockets Are Tricky’, Musk Says

    08/22/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | by Elizabeth Howell on
    No injuries are reported after a SpaceX rocket prototype detonated in Texas today (Aug. 22) after an anomaly was found in the rocket, the company said in a statement. The Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) — a successor to the Grasshopper vertical take-off and landing rocket — was completing the latest in a series of ambitious tests that previously saw the prototype successfully testing new steerable fins. “Today’s test was particularly complex, pushing the limits of the vehicle further than any previous test,” SpaceX said in a statement (which you can read in full below the jump.) “As is our practice,...
  • texas supreme court grants uli motion to intervene- maldef alert!

    08/22/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 22,2014 | Liz Theiss
    A stealth case moving through the Texas courts, athough yet to see a trial, addresses the issue of whether or not illegal alien students should continue to receive taxpayer funded grant monies for secondary education.The pivot point for the case, Lone Star College System of Texas & Richard Carpenter v. IRCOT, is winning on taxpayer standing. Governor Perry and many lawmakers approved instate tuition rates for illegal alien students in 2001. The sleight of hand on this was basically loosening "residency" requirements while failing to "affirmatively state" the benefit was designated to non-citizens in violation of federal laws.
  • Wendy Davis Becomes Texas Tribune Nonperson as Campaign Goes Into Perry Indictment Backfire Freefall

    08/22/2014 9:06:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    How does a Democrat candidate for the highest office in the state become a nonperson at the "non-partisan" Texas Tribune? When that person's campaign goes into such a freefall that it becomes an embarrassment to even report on it. Such seems to be the case with the Wendy Davis campaign for  governor in Texas. The last time the Texas Tribune directly reported about her was a full week ago on August 15 which not so coincidentally is when the Rick Perry indictment happened. The backlash from that obviously political indictment  which is already falling apart as reported by Bryan Preston...