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  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly for Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    09/24/2016 8:37:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paper’s history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasn’t gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years. “Certainly we’ve paid a price for our presidential recommendation,” Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson said in an email to Poynter. Wilson acknowledged some of...
  • The PIRI Calls For An Open Public Forum Debate On Rising Oil Imports

    09/23/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 1 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/21/16 | Daniel Fine
    Mr. Drangmeister of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is invited to debate us (Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative) on OPEC , free trade and the price war against in the American Southwest. Apparently, he missed our presentation at the Independent Producers Association of New Mexico (IPANM) Convention recently in Santa Fe. This OP-ED is a response to his comments in a news article in this newspaper by Maddy Hayden It is not too late for him to learn that as a communications officer in an oil and gas trade association he should support an open forum of all ideas...
  • Ted Cruz expected to endorse Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 11:40:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Gloria Borger
    )Ted Cruz plans to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention, CNN has learned.
  • Cruz Poised to Endorse Trump

    09/23/2016 8:56:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 108 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 09/23/2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Donald Trump may be on the cusp of bagging an endorsement from one of the most prominent NeverTrump holdouts, former primary rival Ted Cruz. Sources close to the Trump campaign have confirmed Cruz is close to endorsing his former — and sometimes bitter — GOP rival. Talks between Cruz staff and the Trump camp have been regular in recent weeks, and have grown more serious as Trump has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.
  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas — Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • My Response From My Congresscritter

    09/22/2016 2:03:48 PM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 19 replies
    Me | 9/22/2016 | Rfreedom4u
    Dear Mr. (my name), Thank you for contacting me about FBI Director James Comey. I appreciate the opportunity to hear your thoughts. Like most of America, I was disgusted by the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will face no charges for her reckless handling of highly sensitive classified information. As a result of her actions, the FBI could not confirm whether any of the sensitive US classified information was hacked by China, Russia, Iran, North Korea or another outside organization. This information confirms that at a minimum, she cannot be trusted with highly sensitive information. While the...
  • [BREAKING NEWS] Who oversees the internet? Will Congress delay Oct. 1 transfer?

    09/22/2016 11:55:08 AM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | 9/22/16 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been darkly warning about giving up U.S. oversight of internet names as of Oct. 1 – and he has been getting growing support for congressional action, even from Donald Trump. But on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out a “clean CR,” a blueprint for a continuing resolution to fund the government from Oct. 1 through Dec. 9. It does not include a provision to delay the transfer. “There have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution,” said McConnell on the Senate floor. “So that’s what I’ve just offered. It’s the result...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...
  • Twin Peaks attorneys want to know who's paying DA's legal bills

    09/22/2016 6:58:57 AM PDT · by Wneighbor · 21 replies
    KWTX news ^ | 9/21/2016 | Paul J. Gately
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) A question about who is paying legal bills for District Attorney Abel Reyna could delay a decision about whether Reyna should be disqualified from prosecuting Twin Peaks biker cases. Dallas attorney Clinton F. Broden, on behalf of his client Matthew Clendennen, of Hewitt, filed a motion in 54th District Court on Tuesday, asks District Judge Matt Johnson to force Reyna to answer their questions or, failing that, to hold a new hearing on the matter. Reyna called Broden’s new motion frivolous. “This is yet another motion without merit and an attempt at delay,” Reyna said Wednesday. During...
  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 2:05:04 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    Chronicle ^ | updated 2:08pm Wed. Sept. 21, 2016 | Kevin Diaz
    Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concernsexas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands. The dispute comes as the Obama administration has announced a new goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the United States in the coming year, including an unspecified increase in the number from Syria. n a letter Wednesday to Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services...
  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 10:15:54 AM PDT · by quesney · 90 replies
    Texas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands. The dispute comes as the Obama administration has announced a new goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the United States in the coming year, including an unspecified increase in the number from Syria. In a letter Wednesday to Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said that unless Washington "unconditionally" approves the state's new plan...
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly For Endorsing HRC

    09/20/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paper’s history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasn’t gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years.
  • Dallas newspaper editor: 'We've paid a price' for endorsing Clinton

    09/20/2016 5:52:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 112 replies
    The Dallas Morning News has experienced a noticeable decline in subscriptions following its endorsement of Hillary Clinton. "[S]ome people have cancelled their subscriptions, so we lost some customers at a time when it's tough to lose customers," editor Mike Wilson told the Washington Examiner Tuesday evening.
  • Texas man trying to buy explosives wanted to ‘send message’ by bombing a building, feds say

    09/20/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/20/16 | Lindsey Bever
    A Texas boat repairman has been arrested and charged by federal authorities for attempting to purchase dynamite, grenades and wireless transmitters with an intent to burn someone’s vehicle and apartment “to the ground.”
  • Dallas has a stray dog problem — about 9,000 of them. And some killed a woman

    09/20/2016 6:41:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 15, 2016 | Marisa Gerber
    A deep growl came from the other side of Shaniqua Roland’s front door. She was pregnant at the time and headed to a doctor’s appointment, but she knew she couldn’t leave the house. Not with the dogs back.
  • Vice News Reporter Arrested Outside Trump Rally in Houston (video)

    09/20/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/19/2016 | Joe Crowe and Brian Freeman
    A Vice News reporter was arrested and held for 11 hours after seeking information about press credentials at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Houston. Alex Thompson arrested on Saturday afternoon and was charged with trespassing. He was released on $500 bond from Houston Central Jail just after midnight Sunday morning. (snip) Vice News released a video of Thompson speaking to officers at his arrest. Thompson, Vice News producer Kathleen Caulderwood, and a camera operator entered the Omni Westside Hotel to clarify press access to the Trump luncheon, an event held by the Remembrance Project, a Houston...
  • Fail: Anti-Trump Protest Falls Flat in Texas

    09/18/2016 8:26:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Bob Price
    A few of the protesters draped themselves in the Mexican flag. “This is my country,” said one Hispanic woman. "You people should go back to England." . . At one point, a black teenager wearing a Donald Trump shirt approached one of the anti-Trump protesters, former College of the Mainland tenured political science professor David Michael Smith. Smith was fired by the board of trustees in 2013 after previously receiving tenured status at the college. The former professor and self-proclaimed communist was heard on the bullhorn yelling "Trump is a racist." . . The black teen approached Smith and some...
  • Candidates who don't back Trump may not be allowed to run again, RNC chairman says

    09/18/2016 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox ^ | September 18, 2016
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency. Priebus said the former primary challengers who’ve refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. “Those people need to get on board,” Priebus told “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again some day, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think...
  • Ted Cruz Warns Democrats Could Have ‘Massive Wins’ in Texas

    09/17/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    Senator Ted Cruz warned patriots gathered for a Constitution Day gathering that Democrats could have “massive wins” in the large urban counties in Texas “if one, two, or three percent stay home.” Cruz also called Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “manifestly unfit” to be president. “It would not take that many to have an enormous impact on this election,” he said. He warned of the effect that staying home would have on judicial, Texas state representative and senate races, and other races in down-ballot elections. The Texas senator and former GOP presidential candidate also cautioned about the impact outside of Texas...
  • BIG NEWS=> Former Cruz Texas Chairman Switches to Trump – Tells Stragglers to Get on Board (VIDEO)

    09/17/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 17th, 2016 5:23 pm | Jim Hoft
    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is taking an official role with the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, serving as his Texas state chairman. During the primaries, Patrick had chaired U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s efforts in Texas.
  • Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Soros for Inciting Race War

    09/17/2016 9:03:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-16-16 | Logan Churchwell
    The head of a Dallas police organization is suing a collection of Black Lives Matter figureheads and other prominent individuals for allegedly inciting racial violence against American police officers. Dallas Police Department Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, President of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, filed an amended federal complaint September 16 against more than a dozen defendant institutions and individuals to build a class action case on behalf of “police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities including but not limited to Jews, Christians and Caucasians” for “inciting” race riots and related violence. The suit hopes to produce...
  • Independent Evan McMullin eligible for write-in on Texas ballot

    09/17/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 16 September 2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    WASHINGTON — Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin was certified Friday as a write-in candidate in Texas after fixing an eligibility hiccup that initially led the Texas secretary of state to deny his application. ... In McMullin’s initial application, one of the 38 electors he submitted — Brittany Gilbert of Austin — was not a registered voter, said Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. As a result, Gilbert was not an eligible elector, and McMullin’s application was denied. But Keith Ingram, the secretary of state’s director of elections, wrote in a letter to McMullin on Friday that...
  • LIVE:Trump 9/17/2016 Houston, TX at 1pm CT and Colorado Springs at 7:30pm MT

    09/17/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 591 replies
    Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live coverage of Donald J. Trump’s speech to the families of victims of illegal aliens and their supporters at The Remembrance Luncheon. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: OMNI Hotel Houston, TX @ 1pm CT Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Colorado Springs, CO at Jet Centers of Colorado. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM MT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Hangar at Jet Centers of Colorado
  • Two Fort Worth Officers Shot, Rushed to JPS Hospital

    09/16/2016 8:49:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    NBC 5 ^ | 16 Sept 16 | NBC 5 Staff
    Fort Worth police say two officers were shot while responding to a shooting call at a home Friday evening. One officer is in critical condition, and the other has minor injuries, the department says. The call came in at about 8:30 from a home on the 3800 block of Wharton Drive. Police spokesman Officer Marc Povero said the arriving officers found a person in a back bedroom unresponsive from a gunshot wound. They were informed that a witness to the shooting was located in a shed in the backyard, so they went to make contact with that person.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Leader Robbed – Demands More Police Protection

    09/16/2016 4:17:21 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 15, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    I certainly don’t want anyone robbed at gunpoint. Not even to a local leader of the Black Lives Matters movement despite the Black Lives Matter movement having taken on an anti-police call to action. There is great irony, however, when such a leader then also calls for more police protection, as happened recently in Houston with Jerry Ford, Jr.:
  • Sandra Bland’s family settles for $1.9M in wrongful death suit

    09/15/2016 3:36:29 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 23 replies
    FOX6 Milwaukee ^ | September 15, 2016 3:46 pm, CDT | CNN Wire Service
    Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit — an agreement that has brought “joy” after a year of grief, Bland’s mother said. The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was pulled over for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015. Bland family attorney Cannon Lambert said the jail procedure changes include: — Using automated electronic sensors to ensure timely cell checks — Providing an on-duty...
  • Poll: Majority of Texans oppose Trump's border wall

    09/15/2016 4:51:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 87 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 14, 2016 | Sean Collins Walsh
    A majority of Texans oppose building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and banning immigration from countries with terrorism ties, two of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's most high-profile immigration proposals, according to a new poll by the Texas Lyceum. Fifty-nine percent of Texans surveyed said they were against building a wall to stop illegal immigration, while 35 percent supported the plan.
  • Texas Archbishop Slaps Down “Catholics” for Choice!

    09/13/2016 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    The Christian Review ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | Deal Hudson
    Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. of San Antonio has shown the kind of leadership so badly needed in this election season. When the oxymoronic Catholics of Choice published a advertisement in the San Antonio newspaper (September 12), Archbishop Garcia-Siller answered with the following broadside. This statement has the ring of a bishop who has had enough of the nonsense and wants to set the record straight. Thank you Archbishop Garcia-Siller! (Italics are added for emphasis.) ARCHDIOCESE RESPONDS TO CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE ADVERTISEMENT IN SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS An organization called Catholics for Choice placed a full-page advertisement in the Sept. 12 edition...
  • Mike Pence Returns to Washington to Court Ted Cruz, Address Doubts

    09/13/2016 2:22:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/13/2016 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON – Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence returned to his old Capitol Hill stomping grounds on Tuesday to court a longtime Donald Trump nemesis and address lingering concerns over the GOP nominee’s standing with minorities and women. A former House lawmaker from Indiana, Mr. Pence had a lot of ground to cover. In his various meetings behind closed doors, Mr. Pence told stories about Mr. Trump’s penchant for prayer, and offered up a perspective of Mr. Trump that cast some of the candidate’s most ambitious goals, such as winning a majority of the African-American vote, as refreshing optimism. “He’s...
  • Texas Youth Football Team Takes a Knee for National Anthem

    09/13/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Football players and coaches in a Texas youth league took a knee during the national anthem “to protest violence against black youth” on September 10. The local ABC affiliate in Beaumont, 12News reported that a photographer who has worked with the Beaumont Bulls for years, was asked to capture the moment.
  • Want Prosperity? Follow the Red State Model

    09/13/2016 8:52:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 13, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    What makes America an economically ingenious place is the competitive federalism model set forth by our Founding Fathers. They established our nation as the world's largest ever free trade zone, in which 50 states use varying economic and fiscal policies to compete for jobs and people. And boy, have liberals come to hate that model. Why? Because it puts their policies of tax, spend, regulate and restrict on trial every day. We can see with our own eyes the stampede flowing out of liberal blue states and into conservative red states. These trends are more important to point out today...
  • Affluent High School Accused of Racism After Holding Trump-Themed Pep Rally Before Football Game

    09/12/2016 1:43:49 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 15:22 EST, 12 September 2016 | staff
    An affluent high school has been accused of racism after holding a Donald Trump-themed pep rally, complete with their own version of the border wall. Colleyville Heritage High School in Texas, posted pictures on social media of their Republican candidate-inspired event called 'Make Colleyville Great Again' on Friday. It was held in ahead of a football game against more disadvantaged and racially diverse opponents, Trinity High in Euless. On their cardboard, handmade wall, they wrote: 'Paid for by Trinity.' Another poster read: 'Colleyville is going to TRUMP trinity [sic] tonight.' The signs and comments were interpreted as racist remarks aimed...
  • Dallas fire captain shot and killed in car, wife arrested for conspiracy to commit murder

    09/12/2016 10:17:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/11/2016 | Kate Feldman
    A Texas woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly conspiring to commit murder after her husband, a Dallas-area fire captain, was found shot dead in his car. Bob Poynter was found dead in his car along the road around 11 p.m. Friday after witnesses reported seeing a woman trying to get the attention of drivers. Chacey Poynter, 29, told officers that her husband had been shot and police found Bob Poynter dead in the car from a single gunshot wound, according to a Royse City Police Department press release. The fire captain’s wife gave “suspicious and conflicting” information, according to the...
  • Constitutional Use of Toll Revenue the Subject of Recent Federal Court Decision

    09/10/2016 8:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Lexology ^ | September 8, 2016 | Nossaman LLP - Fredric W. Kessler and Shant Boyajian
    Public agencies with toll-setting authority should take note of a recent federal court decision relating to the uses of user fees and toll revenue, as well as the stated goals of the plaintiff in that case.The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently clarified the constitutional uses of toll revenue in American Trucking Associations v. New York State Thruway Authority, 13 Civ. 8123 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 10, 2016). In this case, commercial trucking companies and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) claimed that the New York State Thruway Authority violated the Constitution by charging inflated toll rates...
  • Cornyn Won't Endorse Cruz in 2018 Primary

    09/10/2016 11:28:56 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 64 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 7, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is declining to endorse fellow Texas Republican Ted Cruz for re-election to the Senate in 2018, just as Cruz did not back Cornyn for another term two years ago... Cruz is facing the prospect of a serious challenger after he upset some Republicans by expressing no support for presidential nominee Donald Trump in July at the party's national convention. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Austin, who has been urged to take on Cruz, has not ruled out a run...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Texas Is ‘Going to Be in the Column for Hillary Rodham Clinton’

    09/09/2016 4:16:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 86 replies ^ | Sep. 9, 2016 | PAM KEY
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said, “This race is very close. I think we’re going to make history in Texas, and frankly, I think we’re going to be in the column for Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Jackson Lee said, “Let me say that I’m very proud of The Dallas Morning News among many other papers in the state of Texas, but I’m very proud of my fellow it Texans.
  • Dell-EMC to Lay Off 2,000 – 3,000 US Workers after Requesting 5,000 H-1B Visas

    09/09/2016 11:43:16 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 114 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 9 September 2016 | Wolf Richter
    The ink was barely dry on Dell’s acquisition of EMC, the largest technology deal ever, valued at $67 billion when it was announced in October last year – and already the layoff rumors are oozing from the woodwork.snip But Dell needs to save some money, one way or the other. Dell’s corporate credit rating is at the upper end of junk. It’s loaded to the gills with debt, stemming from when it was taken private. Now the EMC deal has piled new debt on the company, including $20 billion of bonds it sold in May, followed by a $5-billion leveraged...
  • 'There is special needs there': Texas congressman jokes that Hillary Clinton is 'mentally impaired'

    09/09/2016 10:57:53 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 9, 2016
    Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert joked Friday morning at the Values Voters Summit that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is “mentally impaired.” “We need to be praying for Hillary Clinton,” he said at the conference in Washington, DC. “There is special needs there. There’s mental impairment. I mean, seriously. She can’t remember.” He added that a joke he told earlier in the week was “not a proper thing to say, because again, I’m making fun of the mentally impaired and that’s not right.”
  • Business group sues OSHA over 'union walk around rule'

    09/08/2016 1:23:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 8, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is suing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over its so-called union walk around rule. The lawsuit, which the Pacific Legal Foundation filed on behalf of the small business advocacy group, charges that OSHA’s rule illegally foists union activists onto non-unionized businesses. Attorneys with the legal foundation say OSHA has for decades allowed an employee representative to accompany an OSHA investigator on a workplace inspection, so long as the representative is in fact an employee. But in 2013, the agency issued a memo that said an employee representative could be someone who...
  • Newly-Single Taylor Swift Won’t Be Playing Super Bowl (British boyfriend has 'had enough')

    09/08/2016 10:59:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 53 replies
    Natl Enquirer ^ | Sep 8, 2016 @ 12:20 GMT | Rob’s “Straight Shuter” and staff
    The scoop on Taylor Swift and her instantly-shaky relationship with new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston! Rob Shuuter shows up on video to explain why Taylor also can’t get things going with a Super Bowl halftime show! Janet Jackson: Still Blacklisted Over Super Bowl Nip Slip! Get the bizarre inside story on why Taylor is still on the sidelines as stars like rival Katy Perry keep enjoying massive exposure! Check out Rob’s “Straight Shuter” column every week —
  • Oil! Massive shale discovery in Texas

    09/08/2016 10:08:00 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | September 8, 2016 | Matt Egan
    An overlooked corner of West Texas is believed to contain billions of barrels of newly-discovered shale oil. Apache (APA) revealed the huge find this week after more than two years of stealthily buying up land, extensive geological research and rigorous testing. ... Apache believes the new shale play spans at least five formations, contains over three billion barrels of oil and 75 trillion cubic feet of rich natural gas.
  • Texas Judge Shoots Down Injunction to Delay Campus Carry

    09/08/2016 6:47:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On 6 June, 2016, Two professors from the University of Texas, Austin and a Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor filled a lawsuit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin.  The lawsuit makes a number of frivilous claims, including that the law is vague, the law violates the plaintiffs’ First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  The arguments were childish, irrational, emotional rants.  Here is an example: 48. The Texas statutes and university policies that prohibit Plaintiffs from...
  • New WaPo Poll Shows Clinton, Trump In Dead Heat In 'Tossup' Texas

    09/07/2016 1:16:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/6/16 | Katherine Krueger
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a dead heat in Texas in a new Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll out Tuesday, with Clinton’s one-point lead prompting the pollsters to reclassifying the historically deep red state a “tossup.”
  • Police release description of suspected peeping Tom reported at northeast Dallas Target store

    09/07/2016 11:14:41 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06 September 2016 | By KXAS-TV (NBC5)
    "You don't think something like that is going to happen," explained the woman, who did not want her name used. "Right now I just don't feel comfortable going back."
  • Dallas Morning Snooze : We recommend Hillary Clinton for president (barf alert)

    09/07/2016 5:04:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning Snooze ^ | 09/07/2016 | Staff
    There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton. We don't come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation's highest office since before World War II — if you're counting, that's more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections. The party's over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country's ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation. Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense.
  • Firm to Expand West Texas Energy Exploration with $2.5B Deal

    09/06/2016 2:18:17 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept. 6, 2016 | Breitbart Texas
    ASSOCIATED PRESS — One of the largest oil producers in the U.S. is purchasing a privately-held New Mexico company and some of its subsidiaries in a $2.5 billion deal that will expand its footprint in major energy-producing basins in the West. Houston-based EOG Resources, Inc. announced the agreement with Yates Petroleum on Tuesday. Company officials say the transaction will clear the way for the development of premium wells at low costs in the Delaware Basin that spans parts of West Texas and southern New Mexico and the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming.
  • The Coyote Principle

    09/06/2016 2:10:19 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 29 replies ^ | 9-6-16 | Vanity
    The Coyote Principle California The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor's dog, then bites the Governor. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases. The Governor...
  • Authorities say man smashed police cruiser with toilet lid

    09/05/2016 7:46:13 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7:24 pm, Monday, September 5, 2016 | Mihir Zaveri
    <p>Montgomery County authorities have charged a 19-year-old man with felony criminal mischief, accusing him of using a toilet lid to vandalize a police cruiser.</p> <p>Conroe Police found the man sleeping inside the Precinct 2 Constable deputy cruiser early Monday.</p> <p>Precinct 2 Chief Deputy Steve Roper said it appeared Dionis Luque-Estrada may have walked on top of the car. There were dents in several doors, as well, totaling $3,000 to $4,000 worth of damage, Roper said.</p>
  • Johnny Manziel Reportedly Enrolled at Texas A&M

    09/05/2016 5:21:09 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 47 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9-5-2016 | Joseph Zucker
    Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has reportedly re-enrolled at Texas A&M University, per the Dallas Morning News' Ben Baby and's Sam Khan Jr. According to Baby, Manziel is considered a senior and will look to complete his degree in recreation, parks and tourism sciences.
  • Beaumont, Texas, Hillary's highest moneymakers ($500K from 200 Pakistani Muslims)

    09/04/2016 3:06:50 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 60 replies
    Channel 12 News , Beaumont , Texas ^ | 4:49 PM. CDT August 17, 2016 | KBMT
    BEAUMONT - Sources close to the private fundraiser held for Hillary Clinton in Beaumont Wednesday afternoon tell 12News it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some estimates put the amount collected at half-a-million dollars, making it one of the top five private fundraisers Clinton has had in this country. Pakistani businessman Tahir Javed hosted the reception for Clinton at this home in West Beaumont. Former U.S. Representative Nick Lampson, who attended the event, says 250 people were there. Lampson says Clinton spoke about education, healthcare and individual freedoms for people of all backgrounds and faiths. Many of the Pakistanis at...