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  • OPEC Concedes Defeat In Anti-Shale Oil War with U.S.

    05/29/2015 4:46:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/28/15 | c street
    OPEC’s attempt to over-produce crude oil for export to crush prices and bankrupt the American shale-fracking oil boom has failed, according to a draft OPEC long-term strategy report seen by Reuters ahead of the cartel’s policy meeting in Vienna on June 1st. The report forecasts that crude supply from rival non-OPEC producers, led by the U.S., “will grow until at least 2017.” “Since June 2014, oil prices have experienced a significant reduction, reaching levels even lower than the crisis experienced in 2008, yet non-OPEC supply is still showing some growth,” the OPEC report said. Flat-to-down worldwide demand for oil means...
  • Texas About to Set 12-Month Crude Oil Production Record

    05/29/2015 4:40:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 2 replies
    am thinker ^ | 5/29/15 | s rayne
    Last June, AT predicted “Texas will hit a monthly production level of 3.45 million barrels per day [MMbpd] by December 2014, meaning that 2015 will set a new annualized production record for the state.” According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, field production of crude oil in Texas hit 3.49 MMbpd in December -- right on the projection. The latest data has March production at 3.68 MMbpd and still rising. The 12-month record for Texas oil production was set in 1972 at 3.45 MMbpd. The last 12 months has seen Texas average 3.34 MMbpd. Even if production stabilizes -- or...
  • Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles

    05/28/2015 6:37:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    was times ^ | 5/28/15 | j curl
    President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority. The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority. “We’re finalizing a clean water rule to protect the streams and the wetlands that one in three Americans rely on for drinking water. And we’re doing that without creating any new permitting requirements and maintaining...
  • Clyburn to GOP: ‘Be Very, Very Careful About How You Treat this President’

    05/26/2015 4:31:56 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 86 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/26/15 | p key
    Last week, Rep. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) 6% sat down with Voice of America host Carol Castiel and network congressional correspondent Cindy Saine and offered a warning to President Barack Obama’s Republican opposition while discussing the nuclear deal the president is pushing for with Iran. When asked about the Iran deal Clyburn said, “Well yes, I think so. It’s one thing to review it. It’s something else to veto. I don’t think that Congress ought to have any right to circumvent the president. And this foolishness that has been going on up here, it’s just foolishness. And we have to...
  • Oil-patch women say energy industry is safe place with opportunities(Antfrac group says no)

    05/25/2015 3:05:38 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    foxnews ^ | 5/25/15 | r port
    <p>Judging by its critics, the energy industry – and specifically the oil and gas industry in North Dakota – isn’t female-friendly. Yet women who live and work in the oil patch say the energy industry isn’t just a safe place for women, but that there are plenty of opportunities for everybody.</p>
  • Russia Pushes Western Anti-Fracking Movement(Putin now a greenie)

    05/21/2015 8:49:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am spectator ^ | 5/20/15 | i orr
    Few things scare Vladimir Putin, the Russian head of state who routinely poses with his shirt off, flies airplanes to douse the fires threatening the lives of millions of Russians, shoots Siberian tigers with tranquilizer guns, and still finds time to steal Super Bowl rings. However, there is one thing the leader of Russia, an 8th degree black belt, actually fears: hydraulic fracturing. This technology, also known as “fracking,” has revolutionized the way oil and natural gas are produced in the United States, which is likely why Putin has gone to great lengths to discredit this new technology and attempted...
  • What Ivy League Affirmative Action Really Looks Like — from the Inside

    05/19/2015 6:58:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    nat review ^ | 5/18/15 | d french
    Asian Americans have finally had enough. They’re tired of working harder, achieving more academically, then having that held against them as they try to fulfill their educational dreams in our nation’s most elite universities. To gain entry into top private schools such as Harvard or the best public schools such as the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, no one has to do better than Americans of Chinese or Japanese or Korean descent. To make room for black, Latino, and — yes — white students, deserving Asian Americans are pushed aside. And they’re tired of it. So last week a coalition...
  • IMF Attempts to Hide True Cost of Renewables by Claiming Fossil Fuels Receive Large Subsidies

    05/18/2015 11:39:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/18/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Fossil fuel companies are benefiting from a global subsidy of £3.4 trillion a year, the International Monetary Fund has declared. The figure dwarfs that of government handouts for renewable energies, which amount to £77 billion a year. But closer inspection reveals the fossil fuel related sum not to be a subsidy, as it amounts to nothing more than the alleged costs to governments of dealing with fossil fuel pollution. The IMF have insisted that their figure is “shocking,” but “extremely robust”, and are using it to lobby for an end to “subsidies” for fossil fuel companies on both health and...
  • Saudi Rapist in Colorado Says Sex Offender Program is Against His Religion (but rape isn't)

    05/17/2015 6:36:28 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 52 replies
    frontpage ^ | 5/17/15 | d greenfield
    Rape however isn’t against his religion. Homaidan al-Turki’s entire defense strategy from the beginning was Islam. The member of a prominent Saudi family claimed that the prosecution was Islamophobic. “We are Muslim. We are different. The state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors is a focal point of the prosecution.” He had a point, because the behavior he was charged with was commonplace back in Saudi Arabia. The victim slept on a mattress on the basement floor, was paid less than $2 a day, and Al-Turki eventually intimidated her into sex acts that culminated in her...
  • Girl, 16, gored by bison in Yellowstone Park

    05/17/2015 6:24:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 90 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/17/15
    A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. The agency described her as an exchange student from Taiwan who was visiting the park with her host family. The incident occurred shortly after noon Friday in the Old Faithful area. The Park Service says she and others were between 3 and 6 feet from the bison when she turned her back to the bison to have her picture taken. The bison took a couple...
  • O’Malley reacts to Tsarnaev verdict: ‘Death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent’

    05/17/2015 5:54:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 80 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/16/15 | k howell
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday that the death penalty sentence for Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was “ineffective.” While the likely Democratic presidential candidate said that he “respects the verdict of the jury” and said his prayers go to the victims and their loved ones, he used the occasion to make another statement on his opposition to the death penalty. “The death penalty is ineffective as a deterrent, and the appeals process is expensive and cruel to the surviving family members,” Mr. O’Malley said, Mediaite reported Friday. Mr. O’Malley added that “the vast majority of public executions” happen in...
  • Why did Russia give US secretary of state John Kerry potatoes?(ok Freepers, open for comments)

    05/13/2015 6:18:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 48 replies
    daily telegraph ^ | 5/13/15 | t parfit
    Things are so frosty between Russia and the United States these days that the slightest sign of warmth catches the eye – even a gift of spring vegetables. Pictures from Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coast, on Tuesday showed Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, presenting John Kerry with two baskets of potatoes and tomatoes.
  • Only 1 Republican running for president scored a 100% conservative rating(Hint: he is from Texas)

    Tough job, but somebody has to do it. For the 44th year in a row, the American Conservative Union has released its annual Congressional ratings for lawmakers who either uphold conservative values - or find them akin to kryptonite. The ratings have become a kind of gold standard, the organization says, in holding every member of Congress accountable for their voting record - and their support of limited government, prosperity, individual freedom and traditional values. “There are several takeaways from ACU’s 2014 Rating of Congress,” says Matt Schlapp, chairman of the group. “First, the liberals in Congress tend to vote...
  • Obama: Jesus Christ Too Cynical About Poverty(Obama lifts himself above the Creator)

    05/13/2015 5:39:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 74 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | k mchugh
    Obama scorned Christians at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Tuesday, twisting the words of Jesus Christ into an insult against the Savior of the believers he was addressing. “It’s important for us to guard against cynicism and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and there’s nothing we can do,” Obama said. Lest leftists and liberal Christians say his comment was “taken out of context,” but here are his full remarks: “One of the things I’m always concerned about is cynicism,” Obama said. “My chief of staff, Denis McDonough, we take walks around the South...
  • Illegal immigrant children border crossings down 58 percent from 2014 surge(How do they know this?)

    05/12/2015 5:35:16 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    wash times ^ | 5/12/15 | s dinan
    The renewed flood of illegal immigration children anticipated this year hasn’t materialized, as children are crossing at far lower rates than last year and even lower than 2013, according to new Border Patrol statistics that suggest some of the things the Obama administration did are helping. Thousands of children are still being caught, but it’s a slower and more regular pace than 2014’s wild spike, which saw 7,700 apprehended at the southwest border in April alone, and more than 10,000 each in May and June. By contrast, this April saw just 3,272 unaccompanied minors caught — a drop of 58...
  • Public Duping; Promoters of renewable energy failed to account for the return of cheap oil

    05/11/2015 5:35:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    wash times ^ | 5/10/15 | s moore
    The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid and expensive demise is that central planning doesn’t work. What crushed green energy was the boom in shale oil and gas along with the steep decline in the price of fossil fuel that few saw coming just a few years ago. An International Energy Agency report concedes that green energy is in fast retreat...
  • Three are charged in murder of two cops gunned down during Mississippi traffic stop

    05/10/2015 5:54:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 48 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/10/15 | Evan Bleier For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    A law enforcement official says three people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, tells The Associated Press that 29-year-old Marvin Banks and 22-year-old Joanie Calloway have each been charged with two counts of capital murder, and Banks' 26-year-old brother, Curtis Banks, has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder. Strain also says Marvin Banks also faced other charges. He says...
  • Rubio: We Need Liam Neeson’s Strategy Against Terrorism(Liam Neeson in favor of gun control)

    05/10/2015 5:05:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/9/15 | i hatchett
    Senator and presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)argued US anti-terrorism policy should emulate Liam Neeson’s character in “Taken” during a speech in South Carolina on Saturday. Rubio called for a Middle Eastern policy of “working with out allies to confront Iran’s ambitions to dominate the region, and by standing firmly with the only pro-American, free enterprise democracy in the Middle East, the great state of Israel.” He added, “When people ask ‘what should our strategy be on global jihadists and terrorists?’ I refer them to the movie ‘Taken.’ Have you seen the movie ‘Taken,’ Liam Neeson? He has a line,...
  • Saving Lives in Garland (and elsewhere): Practice at the range

    05/08/2015 5:59:07 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/8/12 | P.F. Nehlen
    Range time and training are imperative. The Garland officer’s quick reaction and accuracy kept himself and others from being murdered in the name of Islam. An analysis of the events surrounding the heroic actions of a 60-year old veteran officer demonstrates the importance of proficiency with your weapon. Closing the distance on the Muslim attackers, he brought his sidearm, a .45 caliber Glock handgun, to battle beginning at 20 yards, closing to something like 7-10 yards, successfully, in less than 15 seconds against a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 rifle. According to the manufacturer: “The SUB-2000 has a greatly enhanced accuracy and extended...
  • What the Future of Oil Drilling Will Look Like

    05/06/2015 7:55:55 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    wsj ^ | 5/5/15 | r gold
    The future of the U.S. oil industry may well be taking shape north of this town on 15 square miles of windswept prairie above the Bakken Shale. It’s about as far from the industry’s wildcatting heritage as is thinkable. “Our idea was to build the world’s greatest oil factory,” says Chris Wright, the chief executive of Liberty Resources LLC. And if the U.S. oil industry is going to overcome several significant challenges, it may have to follow the lead of this small Denver-based company. The U.S. oil industry boomed when crude oil prices were high, but has entered a world...
  • Illegal immigration plummets along southwest border: DHS (Lying or incompetency being displayed)

    04/25/2015 6:52:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 27 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/25/15 | s dinan
    The flow of illegal immigrants has dropped to its lowest level in years judging by the number being apprehended along the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday as he sought to be more transparent about his department’s performance. Mr. Johnson said the drop is coming despite an improving economy, which generally draws more illegal migrants. Instead, the secretary said, a boost in manpower and technology along the southwestern border, coupled with public messages in Latin America discouraging would-be migrants from making the journey have helped turn the tide. Through the first six months of fiscal year 2015, which...
  • Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General( Targeted are 10 RINOs who are no patriots)

    04/23/2015 7:02:44 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/23/15 | c may
    The Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee for attorney general Loretta Lynch in a vote of 56-43, Thursday afternoon. Ten Republicans joined the Democratic caucus in supporting her confirmation: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R- UT), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL),Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS), Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Lynch will be replacing outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. Her confirmation will make her the first African-American woman to hold the position. Lynch nomination was expected to be close but was not closer...
  • Report: Half of US fracking companies will go out of business this year(but there is good news too)

    04/23/2015 7:00:53 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    am thinker ^ | 4/23/15 | r moran
    The precipitous fall in oil prices in recent months has led to a lessening of demand for fracking services. Where once there were more than 60 companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, there are now 41. And one industry expert expects that number to halve over the coming year as demand slides even further. Bloomberg: Half of the 41 fracking companies operating in the U.S. will be dead or sold by year-end because of slashed spending by oil companies, an executive with Weatherford International Plc said. There could be about 20 companies left that provide hydraulic fracturing services, Rob Fulks, pressure...
  • Tallest residential tower west of the Mississippi taking shape in Austin

    04/21/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    austin american statesman ^ | 4/20/15 | Lori Hawkins And Shonda Novak
    A dramatic change is in store for Austin’s skyline, as plans move forward on what now has become a 58-story tower that would be the city’s tallest building and the largest residential tower west of the Mississippi River. The tower, named the Independent, would rise 685 feet on downtown’s southwestern edge, eclipsing the Austonian condominium high-rise in downtown Austin by two feet and two stories. The Independent would bring 370 new luxury condominiums to market, priced from the mid-$300,000s to more than $3 million, the developer said. The project features a contemporary, tiered design by its architect, Austin-based Rhode:Partners. The...
  • The Shakedown: Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/18/2015 6:17:47 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    nat review ^ | 4/17/15 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review. Sponsors included AT&T, Viacom, Walmart, Perennial Strategy Group, Combs Enterprises, Comcast Corporation, McDonald’s, Ronald Perelman, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Forest City Ratner, Time Warner Cable, Barney’s, Coca-Cola, Essence Communications, Ford Division, Home Depot, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the NBA, Verizon, Colgate Palmolive, Macy’s, NASCAR, OraSure Technologies Inc., Best Buy, Greentrack Inc., the IM Foundation,...
  • Memphis black mob beat down.With a twist!

    04/17/2015 4:10:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/13/15 | c flattery
    Memphis black mob beat down.With a twist! When someone sent me a video asking if I had seen the video of the black mob attack in a gas station, I was about to say ‘yes.’ And that i had already posted it yesterday. Wrong. This is a new video. New city. New gas station. New victim. Hint He is not white.
  • Amnesty Marco Rubio’s Top Liability(As it should be)

    04/14/2015 9:58:59 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/14/15 | breitbart news
    Amnesty is still the top liability for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who officially entered the 2016 race on Monday. In 2013, Rubio was the face of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” comprehensive amnesty bill. The Congressional Budget Office determined that Rubio’s legislation, which would give nearly every illegal immigrant in America a pathway to citizenship while massively increasing legal immigration to unprecedented levels, would lower the wages of American workers. After championing the Gang of Eight bill that passed the Senate, Rubio’s poll numbers plummeted. He remained silent on the issue and refused to join the other “Gang of Eight”...
  • White House Criticizes Ruling on Obama's Immigration Action(Missing is the word 'Illegal')

    04/08/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 6 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/8/15 | newsmax
    A federal judge has wrongly prevented "lawful, commonsense policies" from taking effect by blocking President Barack Obama's executive action that seeks to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, the White House said Wednesday. The administration released a statement criticizing U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision to keep a temporary hold on the president's policies. The U.S. Department of Justice had asked Hanen to lift the stay, but the Texas judge refused in a ruling late Tuesday night. Hanen initially granted a preliminary injunction on Feb. 16 at the request of 26 states that oppose Obama's action. The states, led by...
  • Keeping Hillary Clinton’s testimony private is a strategy sure to fail

    04/06/2015 4:57:51 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/5/15 | j babbin
    After Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Sandy “the burglar” Berger stealing documents from the National Archives and Bill’s dalliance with Monica Lewinsky, political reporters got a bit lazy because they had to sit back and wait for the next scandal to break. The cascading Clintons always served one up. Some reporters I know openly yearn for a return to the Clinton days. They miss remarks like what then-Sen. Fritz Hollings of South Carolina said when Bill’s poll numbers were falling. There was no reason to worry, Mr. Hollings said, because, “If they reach 60 percent, then he can start dating again.” The...
  • No repercussions for Rolling Stone reporter, editors in U.Va. rape story

    04/06/2015 4:53:23 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/5/15 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    There will be no repercussions for the investigative reporter or editors responsible for a now-retracted Rolling Stone cover story in November that falsely accused Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members at the University of Virginia of gang-raping a freshman coed. In a stinging report released Sunday evening, an independent review by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism said the magazine was reckless in vetting its sources, including the purported victim, identified only as “Jackie,” and neglected “basic, even routine journalistic practice.” “If Jackie was attacked and, if so, by whom, cannot be established definitively from the evidence available,” the review...
  • Support for Gun Control

    04/03/2015 9:21:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    isidewith ^ | 10/2014
    Congressional District results from 2,360,162 voters since Oct 2014 for the question "Do you support increased gun control?"
  • White House: Hillary Clinton Acting As ‘Private Citizen’ In Benghazi Investigation

    03/31/2015 1:26:34 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/31/15 | c spiering
    The White House reacted to the news today that Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Select Committee On Benghazi requested an interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding the use of her private email address and her home server. During the White House press briefing today, Earnest said that the issue was now in the hands of Clinton and her lawyers as well as the leaders of the congressional committee. “I don’t have an opinion on it,” Earnest said, when asked about the request by reporters, reminding them that the former Secretary of State was acting as a “private...
  • Pulling the plug on renewable energy:States with mandates suffer exploding electricity prices

    03/30/2015 6:03:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 7 replies
    was times ^ | 3/29/15 | H. Sterling Burnett
    There is never a good time for bad public policy. For few policies is this more evident than renewable energy mandates (REM), variously known as renewable portfolio standards, alternative energy standards and renewable energy standards. The first renewable energy mandate was adopted in 1983, but most states did not impose these mandates until the 2000s. Though the details vary from state to state, in general, renewable energy mandates require utilities to provide a certain percentage of the electric power they supply from “renewable” sources, notably wind and solar, with the required percentages rising over time. At the height of the...
  • Is Scott Walker done?

    03/27/2015 5:44:04 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 81 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/27/15 | newsmachete
    I've taken a lot of heat for reporting on the many, many inconsistencies and "evolutions" in Scott Walker's positions, but I think Walker has finally broken an egg that can't be re-shelled. He reportedly endorsed amnesty not six years ago, not two years ago, but two weeks ago, in a private group dinner: ... during the March 13 New Hampshire dinner, organized by New Hampshire Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn at the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, Mr. Walker said undocumented immigrants shouldn’t be deported, and he mocked 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that they would “self-deport,” according to...
  • An impeachable offense

    03/26/2015 8:21:48 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (not "5/25/15") | By Lawrence J. Fedewa
    This is serious business. What no one seems to want to talk about in public is the fact that the negotiations between Iran, the United States and its allies have the potential to lead to a world war. If Iran is seen by Israel to be close to developing a nuclear warhead to go with its ready missiles, the odds are that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites. However, Iran has managed to diversify its nuclear laboratories all over the country, thus vastly complicating the targeting for such a strike and also making its capabilities much...
  • Mitt Romney: Jeb Bush ‘is one of those new faces’(Clueless in 2012 and remains so)

    03/26/2015 8:18:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/26/15 | David Sherfinski
    Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he wasn’t leaving out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush when he said in late January that one of the “next generation” of Republican leaders may well emerge as being better able to beat the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. “No, no — I’m talking about the next political generation,” Mr. Romney said on NBC’s “Today” program. “I, along with a few other people, ran in the last contest and I was not successful, and my thought was we need a new face, someone not yet defined in the public’s mind....
  • The Old Man and the Sea of Black Mob Violence (from article: “It’s war now")

    03/26/2015 6:57:29 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 165 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/26/15 | c flaherty
    They didn’t count on the Old White Dude with a bat. But when 55-year old Eddie Motley saw ten black people beating, stomping, kicking, and punching his neighbor and her two teenage boys, and laughing about it, he did not dial 911. He grabbed a baseball bat and charged. “Eddie hit the bat on the ground and told them to get off of us,” said Gina Herring, who was observing the assault from the fetal position amid a tangle of kicking boots in front of her Concord, North Carolina home. “If Eddie didn’t step in, I am sure my boys...
  • Cornyn Won’t Endorse Cruz in Presidential Primary - Cornyn - the poster child for RINOs

    03/24/2015 5:46:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/24/15 | s rumpf
    Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) will not be endorsing Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Republican Presidential Primary. As Breitbart Texas reported, Cruz officially became 2016’s first Republican presidential candidate this week with a Tweet posted shortly after midnight Monday morning, followed by an announcement speech delivered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cornyn, the Senate Majority Whip, was asked about his fellow Texas Senator’s candidacy in an interview with Politico on Monday, just a few hours after Cruz’s speech. Cornyn cited the crowded primary field as his reason for staying neutral. “You know, we’ve got a lot of Texans who...
  • Bobby Jindal pledged no new taxes, raised taxes, then denied doing it(Not ready for primetime Gov)

    03/24/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | Newmachete
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Lousiana, who pledged not to raise taxes, has raised taxes, aided by the radical Islam loving Grover Norquist. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conservative group headed by Grover Norquist. Jindal’s solution: eliminating $526 million in tax rebates, most notably for the state’s business inventory tax. Norquist’s group blessed the decision, concluding...
  • Cruz Makes Inroads in the Most Important Primary of All

    03/24/2015 7:04:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | ce wright
    You can talk about the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire and South Carolina all you want – and those all are important – yet none of them is the most important primary on the Republican side. No, the most critical Republican primary, at least for non-establishment candidates, is the Rush Limbaugh-Drudge Report-Breitbart-Mark Levin-Sean Hannity-Glenn Beck internet message board primary. For a conservative base candidate to win the nomination, he or she must carry most of the above precincts. Now, this is not to say that all or any of the above will endorse a candidate by name during the primary...
  • Obama on ACA's 5th Anniversary: Critics Should 'Embrace Reality'

    03/22/2015 7:06:06 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/22/15 | g richter
    One day before the five-year anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama proclaimed late Sunday that his signature healthcare legislation a success and its critics should "embrace reality." In a statement released on WhiteHouse.gov, Obama said, "This law is working, and in many ways, it’s working even better than anticipated." The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. The law has undergone "more scrutiny, more rumor, more attempts to dismantle and undermine it than just about any law in recent history," Obama admitted. But he had a word for Republicans still working to repeal...
  • Boehner plans to sideline House conservatives in budget battle

    03/20/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 19 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/20/15 | r moran
    Speaker John Boehner has made plans to bypass House conservatives and ram through two items opposed by the right. He will try and pass a budget deal, using a parliamentary manuever to speed passage. He is also planning a vote on the so-called Medicare "doc fix" he negotiated with Nancy Pelosi last week. Politico: If they’re able to clear the two measures, a battered leadership will go into the Easter recess with some pep in its step, as it tries to extend highway funding, begin work on annual appropriations bills and raise the debt ceiling. Not to mention, passing a...
  • Please Explain 100,000 Deferrals for Illegal AliensDid DOJ and DHS lawyers lie to Judge Hanen?

    03/17/2015 4:04:59 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 5 replies
    nat review ^ | 3/17/15 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    There has been a flurry of procedural developments in the lawsuit filed by 26 states in a Texas federal court against President Obama’s amnesty plan for 5 million illegal aliens. On March 19, Justice Department lawyers — and officials of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — will be in the hot seat at a hearing scheduled by Judge Andrew Hanen. Sitting in the dock, they will have to explain whether they misled (others might say “lied to”) the court. Or, as Hanen put it in formal judge-speak: “be prepared to fully explain to this Court all of the matters...
  • Speaker Boehner: Democrat Dissenter. next-best-to-Pelosi front-man for the far left Democrats.

    03/16/2015 7:12:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/16/15 | l jackson
    On March 3, after repeatedly huffing and puffing in support the Republican position on one of the major issues of the 2014 election, John Boehner predictably went back on his word, betraying conservatives on a signature campaign promise: to rein in President Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless actions in support of lawlessness. This was Boehner’s final surrender, ceding the last vestige of the immense power of the purse that a majority of voters sent Republicans to Washington to exercise. In ratifying law-breaking by both the president and millions of aliens, he removed any lingering doubt that he is the Democrat-preferred Obama-Pelosi...
  • Blowback for flag-banning student government at UC Irvine? Recall petition

    03/09/2015 10:57:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/9/15 | t lifson
    The anti-America brainwashing of the American education system reached some kind of apogee with the vote of the UC Irvine student council (the “Associated Students of the University of California”) to ban the American flag in its main lobby, on a vote of 6 yea, 4 nay, and 2 abstentions. That ban was overridden by the executive committee of the student council on a 4-1 vote, perhaps aware of the damage being done to the value of a degree from that school. Now, there is the beginning of blowback for the original majority from a group calling itself Americanstrong:
  • Obama: ‘Important’ Second Amendment Responsible for High Homicide Rates

    03/09/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/9/15 | a hawkins
    Speaking at Benedict College in South Carolina on March 6, President Obama said the “Second Amendment … is important,” that it is “part of our culture” and “part of who were are.” Then he quickly added, “But what we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries–by like a mile.” So, the Second Amendment is important but… Moreover, Obama hinted that the individual right to bear arms–the very right protected by the Second Amendment–is the result of a Supreme Court interpretation. On June 22, Breitbart News reported that The Washington...
  • McConnell vows to raise debt limit without threat of shutdown or default(surrender before the fight)

    03/09/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 66 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/8/15 | s dinan
    Republicans will raise the government’s borrowing limit without threatening a default, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell guaranteed Sunday, placating the markets but potentially surrendering the party’s leverage as Congress gears up for another debt showdown. The current debt-ceiling holiday, to which Congress agreed a year ago, expires Sunday, starting the clock on debate and sending the Treasury Department scrambling to tap into its “extraordinary measures” to keep from breaching the limit. Budget analysts say Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has about seven months of spare room, meaning a deal would have to be reached by October or November. Mr. McConnell, Kentucky...
  • Ethanol: The GOP-supported rip-off

    Can someone explain why the “party of limited government” continues, with a straight face, to support ethanol? Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says about the heavily subsided product, “Everything about ethanol is good, good, good.” Really? Really? Really? Supporters of ethanol — which we make from corn — say it reduces our dependence on foreign oil, is cheaper and aids the environment because it burns cleaner than non-blended fossil fuels. In 1996, The New York Times wrote: “At a time when Congress has been overhauling the nation’s systems of agricultural subsidies, and public officials across the country have considered...
  • Rep. Bill Flores: Executive Amnesty Fight Is Not Over Yet

    03/07/2015 6:09:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/6/15 | c coren
    Texas Rep. Bill Flores tells Newsmax that even though Republicans weren't able to stop President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, "the fight is not over yet." "Conservatives in Congress, particularly in the House, are standing up for what Americans want us to do, and that is to follow the rule of law and to stop the president's unlawful and unconstitutional amnesty action," Flores told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. We are going to continue to fight," he said. A Texas federal judge ruled...
  • Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran

    03/01/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by bestintxas · 64 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/1/15 | g richter
    President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack. President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper. According to the website Israel National News,...