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  • One Country, One Standard (The University of Texas should lose Fisher vs. U of T)

    10/11/2012 6:55:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2012 | The Editors
    The University of Texas already has been told twice, but apparently needs to be told a third time: Discriminating against would-be students on racial grounds is contrary to the American way. In the 1950 case Sweatt v. Painter, the state of Texas attempted to preserve the university’s no-blacks policy at its law school by setting up an all-black alternative in Houston in accordance with the “separate but equal” rationale established by Plessy v. Ferguson. The Supreme Court said no, laying the groundwork for the subsequent hammer-and-tongs assault on racial discrimination in education. Nearly half a century later, in 1996, the...
  • Miss. governor joins suit on deportations, says Obama’s policy costs his state millions

    10/10/2012 8:07:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 10/10/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant wants a judge to halt President Obama’s new nondeportation policy, arguing that failing to send illegal immigrants back home is costing his state tens of millions of dollars a year. Mr. Bryant, a Republican, on Wednesday joined a lawsuit filed over the summer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who said they are being forced to violate federal law by releasing illegal immigrants they know are eligible to be deported. “I believe this action by the Obama administration is unconstitutional and circumvents Congress’s authority,” said Mr. Bryant, adding that illegal immigration hurts his state. “As...
  • Supreme Court justices cast doubt on Texas program that looks at race in college admissions

    10/10/2012 8:21:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    AP/WaPo ^ | 10/10/12
    Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. The court heard arguments in a challenge to the program from a white Texan who contends she was discriminated against when the university did not offer her a spot in 2008. The court’s conservatives cast doubt on the program that uses race as one among many factors in admitting about a quarter of the university’s incoming freshmen. The liberal justices appeared more supportive of the effort. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could...
  • POLL: Do you think applying affirmative action to universities' admission policies violates rights?

    10/10/2012 7:14:04 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 47 replies
    KVOA News 4 Tucson ^ | 10-9-2012 | KVOA News 4 Tucson
    Poll asks Today, the Supreme Court is questioning the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions. Do you think applying affirmative action to universities' admission policies violates the rights of white applicants? Yes or No
  • Houston Man Receives Visit from FBI after Photographing Weather

    10/08/2012 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Altariel · 68 replies
    Pixiq ^ | October 5, 2012 | Carlos Miller
    A man who snapped photos of a brewing storm last month received a visit Friday from an FBI Agent, inquiring why he would want to take such photos. Michael Galindo explained that he was simply volunteering for the National Weather Service. And FBI Agent David Pileggi seemed to be satisfied with that response. But Galindo was left wondering whether he now has a permanent FBI file. “He told me, ‘you’re not a threat and you are doing a public service but just be careful next time,’” Galindo said in a telephone interview with Photography is Not a Crime. The problem...
  • Feinstein, Pelosi among richest in Congress

    10/05/2012 10:29:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/5/12 | Michelle Murphy, California News Service
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the 15 wealthiest members of Congress, according to a new survey. The annual rankings by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, showed the two San Francisco Democrats have a combined worth of at least $68 million, and potentially much more. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, tops the list with a minimum net worth of $306 million, roughly 4,000 times greater than the average American household. His wife, Linda, is the daughter of Lowry Mays, founder and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. No. 3 on the list, Rep. Darrell Issa,...
  • ***Sad But True: O'Reilly Says Oswald Shot JFK***

    10/05/2012 7:36:02 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 141 replies
    Stardate: 1210.5
    While both my Aunt and I watch Bill O'Reilly every weeknight, I was very disappointed to hear him say that his new book says that Oswald shot JFK...... While I will continue to watch the show because there are things I like, my confidence and trust in the things he says has been greatly diminished. You cannot shoot a man in the front from the back. There is no need to go into everything we have written about here many times before, I just thought that rather than have some of you waste your money on the book, I'd share...
  • Aunt out of jail, no longer on immigration hold

    10/05/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KOB.com staff ^ | 10/04/2012 | KOB.com staff
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned a woman accused of leaving a toddler in a hot car is no longer on an immigration hold. Sandra Rodriguez-Miramontes bonded out of jail a couple weeks ago. She was arrested in August, after Albuquerque police said she forgot her two-year-old nephew in the car while she went to work at a daycare. The boy died. The Second Judicial District Attorney's Office said it still plans to prosecute her for child abuse.
  • Halloween Display Catching Family In Web Of Controversy (Barry & Joe in a spider's web)

    10/05/2012 6:16:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KRLD-AM ^ | October 3, 2012
    COLLEYVILLLE - The election season and Halloween have been joined together in a yard display that is drawing attention in Colleyville. The display features spiders big enough for a human to ride on. Spiderwebs cover much of the front yard. The scariest element though, may be the political and racial overtones some are conferring. This is the sixth year Melissa Cruson and her husband Glenn have built an elaborate display for Halloween. And this year they decided to include what they called a political and financial circus. Caught in a giant spider web strung between two trees are likenesses of...
  • TEXAS: SAUDI MUSLIM arrested with fake military ID, weapons, access to chemical agents

    10/04/2012 12:33:50 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 3 Oct 12 | Unknown
    Azeez Al-Ghazian, 29, a Saudi national from Fort Worth, TX, is in custody after authorities found counterfeit military identification documents and weapons in his wrecked truck behind Hurst shopping center, which prompted authorities to evacuate it.
  • Russian Agent & 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military & Intelligence...

    10/04/2012 12:13:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/houston/press-releases/2012/russian-agent-and-10-other-members-of-procurement-network-for-russian-military-and-intelligence-operating-in-the-u.s.-and-russia-indicted-in-new-york Russian Agent and 10 Other Members of Procurement Network for Russian Military and Intelligence Operating in the U.S. and Russia Indicted in New York Defendants Also Include Texas- and Russia-Based Corporations; 165 Persons and Companies ‘Designated’ by Commerce Department U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2012 BROOKLYN, NY—An indictment was unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally...
  • Jihad interrupted: Texas Muslim arrested with fake military ID, weapons, access to chemical agents

    10/03/2012 10:10:30 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | October 03, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    TEXAS: SAUDI MUSLIM arrested with fake military ID, weapons, access to chemical agents Azeez Al-Ghazian, 29, a Saudi national from Fort Worth, TX, is in custody after authorities found counterfeit military identification documents and weapons in his wrecked truck behind Hurst shopping center, which prompted authorities to evacuate it. Fort Worth man held in Hurst after weapons, suspected forgeries found Fort Worth Star Telegram A Fort Worth man was in custody Tuesday after authorities say counterfeit military identification documents were found in his wrecked vehicle behind a Hurst shopping center. Two weapons and an air rifle also were found in...
  • Texas Wasatch??

    10/01/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT · by varmintman · 4 replies
    Anybody in the audience live in Texas and have any opinion(s) regarding the insurance vendor Texas Wasatch, one way or the other?
  • Tomball police: Teen who sought 'spiritual blessing' was raped

    09/30/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Houston Chronicle | ^ | September 28, 2012 | Robert Stanton
    When a family friend told a 17-year-old Tomball girl that she "looked tired and needed a blessing," the girl believed him. After all, the man attended her church and was known to practice black magic. "Because of her religious beliefs," Harris County prosecutors said, "she believed that (he) could bless her."
  • Toxic State Syndrome: As California Declines, Texas Rises

    09/30/2012 6:51:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/30/2012 | Tom Gray
    After World War II, California was where Americans went in search of a better life—the state with more jobs, more space, more sunlight, and more opportunity. But since 1990, Californians have gone elsewhere for opportunity, with the state losing a net of more than 3.7 million people to other states. n the national recovery or slow slog since the economy bottomed out roughly three years ago, even California has regained some ground. As of this August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it has added more than a half million jobs since its payroll totals hit bottom around the...
  • 'Guerrilla-style' attack at local grocery store

    09/29/2012 7:38:58 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    KXXV-TV News Channel 25 ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | John Elizondo and Christine McCarthy
    WACO - Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a local grocery store employee and trying to rob the store while armed with military gear and weapons early Friday morning. Police called the crime a "guerrilla-style" attack. Police said 29-year-old Marco Polo Medina-Gonzalez, 20-year-old Josias Chavez and 24-year-old Julio Cesar Figueroa Medina followed the assistant store manager of the Super Plaza Grocery Store at 1320 N. 25th St. to an intersection near 18th St. and Bosque Blvd. There the suspects crashed into the victim's car, then pulled in front and blocked him. According to police, two of the suspects ran...
  • Options for reduced price admission to the State Fair of Texas

    09/29/2012 6:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 24, 2012 | Raine Devries
    The 125th annual State Fair of Texas has several options for saving money on admittance fees so more money can be spent on food, rides and with vendors. The fair will run from Friday, September 28 thru Sunday, October 21 at the historic grounds of Fair Park just east of downtown Dallas. This article will give you everything needed to know which days have admission specials and if it's okay to carry a gun on the annual pilgrimage to visit Big Tex. Here is a break down of how to get into the fair with a special promotion or, in...
  • Dallas Morning News endorses Romney for president

    09/29/2012 6:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 29, 2012 | Raine Devries
    The Dallas Morning News announced this afternoon that they are endorsing candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. In an editorial piece, the newspaper calls Romney a "principled, pragmatic leader" and that the former Massachusetts governor as a man who has "shown an ability to lead" and "can get Washington working again." The article went on to chastise Obama for being "less leader than follower" with his inability to address the escalating national debt and continually blaming George W. Bush for "the mess he left behind."(continued)
  • Iconic UFW figure to address Dems, DREAMers

    09/28/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 28, 2012 | Elaine Ayala
    Dolores Huerta, the iconic figure who co-founded the United Farm Workers union with César Chávez, will be in San Antonio today for three events, addressing mostly Democrats and “DREAMers,” young immigrant rights activists working for passage of the DREAM Act. Huerta said her message will be similar to what she has told generations of farm workers she helped organize for better wages, safe drinking water and toilets in the fields. The bottom line for all grass-roots organizers, she said, is “to engage in civic action, to get people to participate, to make democracy work.” Lk
  • Rush Limbaugh: 'We’re Doomed' If Obama Re-elected

    09/27/2012 5:31:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 26, 2012
    Radio host Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversy. And now, a few short months before the November elections, Limbaugh is predicting a disaster scenario for America if Barack Obama is re-elected. He went so far as to say that if President Obama is voted into office for another term, the national economy is in serious trouble. “We’re doomed,” Limbaugh recently said on his talk show. “If Obama’s re-elected, it will happen. There’s no if about this. And it’s gonna be ugly. It’s gonna be gut-wrenching, but it will happen. The country’s economy is going to collapse if Obama is...