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  • ISIS: We will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia

    06/30/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 89 replies
    APA ^ | June 30, 2014 | Baku. Rashad Suleymanov
    Representatives of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) stated that they will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia. APA reports quoting Turkish media that ISIS wants to take control of Arar city of Saudi Arabia and start operations here. ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi said that they would destroy the Kaaba in Mecca: “If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah.”
  • Indian CEO fined $250 million by US federal court

    08/24/2003 4:33:24 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | Washington, August 24 | S Rajagopalan
    In the largest award of its kind in the US, ousted InfoSpace chief Naveen Jain has been ordered to pay $247 million to the company that he founded as penalty for violating laws against "short swing trading". The order by a federal judge is a body blow for a man who took his Seattle-based Internet company to great heights in a space of four years before it crashed like most of its peers during the dotcom bust. The company board fired Jain last December. But Jain, who went ahead and founded Intelius after the ouster, is not giving up just...
  • Families want justice for suspects killed after robbery of Krick's Korner store in Reading (PA)

    11/07/2013 4:40:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 94 replies
    WFMZ.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Liz Kilmer
    Family members of the two masked men shot to death after allegedly robbing a store in Reading spoke out Tuesday. "It's not fair," said Virginia Medina, mother of 24-year-old William Medina, who police said robbed Krick's Korner store alongside 18-year-old Robert De Carr on Monday. The two men were shot and killed by a private citizen while leaving the store, and family members want to see charges pressed. "[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free."...
  • Saudi Arabia's War on Witchcraft

    08/25/2013 3:36:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Atlantic ^ | AUG 19 2013 | RYAN JACOBS
    A special unit of the religious police pursues magical crime aggressively, and the convicted face death sentences.The sorceress was naked. The sight of her bare flesh startled the prudish officers of Saudi Arabia's infamous religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), which had barged into her room in what was supposed to be a routine raid of a magical hideout in the western desert city of Madinah's Al-Seeh neighborhood. They paused in shock, and to let her dress. The woman -- still unclothed -- managed to slip out of the window of...
  • Saudi Police Arrest Flying, Naked, African ‘Sorceress’

    07/09/2013 3:48:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 13, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Men from the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice were surprised to find a naked African sorceress while conducting a raid on one of the dens of “Magic and Sorcery” in Medina. The men reported that they tried to cover the witch but she refused. The biggest surprise for them was when she “flew like a bird” out of the room and disappeared from the apartment leaving the twenty men of the committee in awe. According to the newspaper ‘Ukaz (issued Monday, May 29, 2006), the men of the Committee carried out the raid on...
  • The Saudis are bulldozing Islam's heritage. Why the silence from the Muslim world?

    11/03/2012 8:56:54 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012 | Damian Thompson
    Imagine that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – the traditional site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus – has been taken over by Cromwellian Puritans. The new owners of the shrine plan to send bulldozers in, replacing the old church with a monstrous building resembling a concrete spaceship. This is so pilgrims can pray without being distracted by “superstitious” icons. Also, the Old City will be buried under hotels that make Vegas look like Venice. It wouldn’t happen, would it? Christians would fight to the death to preserve Jerusalem. So would Jews and Muslims. And, for...
  • Gabriel Medina: Surfing? or Acrobatics?

    06/30/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 8 replies
    NorthShoreHawaii ^ | Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach
    Amazing video of Gabriel Medina surfing Pipeline. Just turned 18, has been on the pro circut for only a couple months and he has already won a couple of tournaments (even beating Kelly Slater in SF). Don't let the bikini clad girls distract you from a look at one of the next great stars of surfing. Medina is amazing.
  • US Army Suspends Class That Suggests Nuclear Destruction Of Islamic Sites

    05/11/2012 11:57:33 AM PDT · by Fennie · 43 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | May 11, 2012 | The Associated Press
    A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America's enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam.
  • NOI angry at ACT's research on Islamic slavery; Muhammad's massacre of Medina Innocent Jews

    05/08/2012 8:14:35 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    Some young Muslim, at Nation of Islam's " FinalCall,' just published a childish "reply" to a thorough research by B Gabrielle's ACT for America. It's so silly I am too lazy to copy/paste it here. I am glad he publicizes ACT further. http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_8817.shtml ------ For research on Muhammad's anger of Medina Native Jews because they refused to change their religion and take him as a "Prophet" one can also see: This is from 1912, before the modern PC language: The Jewish Encyclopedia, by I Singer, C. Adler, 1912, p. 423 .. He first summoned them to accept his religion, and...
  • Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world

    06/24/2011 12:57:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    (Dutch) Daily Standard ^ | June 24, 2011
    (Free translation) Jews being 'kept away' is obviously quite "normal" in the (Apartheid) Arab world The Daily Standard What amazes mostly, is that Saudi Arabian Airlines is (largely) state property. Thus Saudi-Arabia is the owner of the business that handles in a form of Apartheid. ...ways on the merits of the islamic culture and the Middle-East as whole. Apartheid is there, the order of the day...(Original text)Joden weren is kennelijk heel normaal in de Arabische wereld‎ De Dagelijkse Standaard Geplaatst door Willem Jan Hilderink op 24 juni, 2011 - 14:18 Delta zou dan meewerken aan de praktijken van Saudi Arabian...
  • Among the Truthers

    06/17/2011 1:05:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ed Driscoll
    The June 6th issue of National Review On Dead Tree had an intriguing essay by Andrew Roberts on Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, by Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay. I haven’t read Kay’s book yet, but it certainly sounds fascinating — and timely, if not a few years overdue. As Kay does in his book, Roberts begins his review by asking how and why so many Americans have gone off the rails, and into the tall grass of conspiracy theories of all sorts. (Subscription required to read at NRO): How can a nation founded on a...
  • Federal Judge Prohibits Prayer at Texas Graduation Ceremony

    06/02/2011 5:48:40 PM PDT · by metmom · 294 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | June 2, 2011 | By Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony. Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.” The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the school district...
  • 9/11 Conspiracy Film Producer Arrested on Drug Charges

    01/31/2011 5:32:49 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 6 replies
    ONEONTA, N.Y. -- A producer of a documentary alleging conspiracy theories behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been arrested on drug charges in upstate New York. Oneonta police tell the Daily Star of Oneonta that 27-year-old Korey Rowe and a 19-year-old Bronx man were arrested after selling packets of heroin to an undercover officer. Rowe was arraigned last Friday on a felony count of criminal sale of a controlled substance. Authorities say the Oneonta resident was released from Otsego County Jail after posting $10,000 cash bail. It couldn't be determined if he had a lawyer. Rowe's phone number was...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist recounts 'CIA abduction'

    07/14/2010 11:24:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/14/2010 | Richard Spencer
    Mr Amiri, 32, said he was seized and spirited from the country after being offered a lift while walking towards a mosque. He gave his account before flying home to Iran on Wednesday after taking refuge at the Iranian Interests Section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington earlier this week. The US state department has insisted he was in the US of his own free will but Mr Amiri said he was kidnapped by secret agents in Medina, Islam's second holiest city, in May last year. "A white van stopped in front of me... They told me in Farsi that...
  • Why Islam Will Never Accept the State of Israel

    06/30/2010 12:04:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2010 | Steven Simpson
    It is a common belief that the "Arab-Israeli conflict" is a conflict of two peoples fighting over the same piece of land and is therefore one of nationalism. Rarely, if ever, do we hear or read of the religious component to this conflict. However, if anything, the conflict is more of a "Muslim-Jewish" one than an "Arab-Israeli" one. In other words, the conflict is based on religion -- Islam vs. Judaism -- cloaked in Arab nationalism vs. Zionism. The fact of the matter is that in every Arab-Israeli war, from 1948 to the present, cries of "jihad," "Allahu Akbar," and...
  • Palin cuts spot for Rand Paul

    04/21/2010 5:38:50 PM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 68 replies · 1,158+ views
    Politico ^ | 4-21-2010 | Jessica Taylor
    Rand Paul’s latest ad in the Kentucky GOP Senate primary touts the support of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is bucking the GOP establishment to weigh in on his behalf.Paul first received Palin’s endorsement in February over Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who is viewed as the choice of national Republicans in the race to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Jim Bunning. But Paul, a tea party movement favorite, has led Grayson in recent public polls and even picked up the surprise endorsement of Bunning last week.The 30-second television spot, which began airing in the state’s major media markets Monday,...
  • FEIZ MUHAMMAD: PRO-JIHAD IDEOLOGUE WITH INFLUENCE IN THE U.S.

    03/21/2010 8:19:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 196+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | March 19, 2010 10:39 AM | By Madeleine Gruen
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Feiz Muhammad is an Australian citizen now residing in Malaysia. He has been labeled Australia's "most dangerous sheikh" due to the number of connections he has to known and suspected terrorists. Muhammad’s target audience is young Muslims who feel disaffected and disassociated from local Muslim communities, where mosque clerics show "a lack of interest toward the youth." His lectures frame the United States as the enemy of all Muslims, including those living in the United States and Americans living in other Western countries. He emphasizes that Muslims should regard Western culture as corrupt and immoral, and...
  • Let’s Stop Taking Ron Paul Seriously

    03/05/2010 5:38:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies · 736+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien
    The Daily Beast published a fairly interesting interview with Congressman Ron Paul today. I strongly recommend you read it: if you didn’t think Paul was crazy before today, you will know better from now onwards. Quote: Paul was quick to come to the defense of Medina, his former top campaign volunteer who lost yesterday’s primary against Perry and Hutchison. Medina, who ran on the platform of abolishing private property taxes and the notion that Texas should be able to ignore “unconstitutional” federal laws, was surging in the polls before Glenn Beck asked her on his radio show if she was...
  • Medina refuses support of GOP ticket, suggests third-party activity (TX Gov)

    03/03/2010 2:26:46 PM PST · by mnehring · 132 replies · 1,890+ views
    LUBBOCK – Candidate for the Republican nomination for Texas governor Debra Medina, in a Thursday appearance on radio show Pratt on Texas, refused to commit to support the Republican nominee for Texas governor if she is not the Party’s nominee. Medina hinted at there being other candidates on the November ballot she might support. Pratt on Texas host Robert Pratt asked Ms. Medina, the former Wharton County chairwoman, "If you run through this election and are not the nominee of the Republican Party, will you wholeheartedly endorse and support the Party’s nominee or is there some threat of some type...
  • Texas Primary Election Results Thread

    03/02/2010 6:34:40 AM PST · by Ravi · 154 replies · 5,740+ views
    tx. sos ^ | 3/2/10 | me
    Check for results
  • Debra Medina, new star of America's right, is firing up the race for Texas governor

    02/28/2010 7:12:26 AM PST · by Pantera · 220 replies · 3,003+ views
    The Observer ^ | 2-28-10 | Paul Harris
    Lytle is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of town, one of hundreds that dot the vast flat ranchlands of southern Texas. A smear of houses by the main highway between San Antonio and Laredo. Population: 2,383. The first streets only got paved here in the years after the second world war. A sewage system took a little longer, not being built until the 1960s. In short, Lytle, Texas, has never been big enough to have much impact on the politics of the Lone Star state. And few Texas politicians have ever paid much attention to it.
  • Robust voting in advance of primary vote

    02/28/2010 7:43:22 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 319+ views
    http://galvestondailynews.com ^ | February 28, 2010 | By T.J. Aulds
    A huge turnout at the polls Friday surged the early voting totals in Galveston County to more than 10,000 for the March Democratic and Republican primaries. Nearly a third of the voters who cast their ballots during the two week early voting period did so Friday, according to figures released by the county’s election office. ... More than 2,800 people voted Friday with almost 2,000 of them casting ballots in the Republican primary in which the three-way race for governor was the likely draw. In fact, Galveston County Republicans went to the polls at about 2-to-1 pace compared to Democrats...
  • James Dobson Endorsement Letter to Rick Perry

    02/26/2010 11:34:36 AM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 509+ views
    RickPerry.org ^ | James Dobson
    .."Over the years, Gov. Perry has established a record that is consistently pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-religious liberty,” said Dr. Dobson. “He has demonstrated his deep regard for the sanctity of life by signing more pro-life bills into law than any other governor in Texas history. He demonstrated his support for the God-given institution of marriage by strongly supporting the Texas Marriage Amendment. And he has helped lead the effort to establish the strongest protections for religious liberty in the state of Texas. No other candidate in this race measures up to the high standards established by Gov. Perry on these...
  • The infiltration of the Libertarian movement by the FAR LEFT

    02/25/2010 5:04:17 PM PST · by The Conservative Monster · 35 replies · 700+ views
    http://theconservativemonster.com ^ | 2-22-10 | Steve Cooper
    Walter Brennan plays the part of a freestater! This is the BEST movie to show what is going on today in 2010. Cary Cooper: So there's gonna be a new order of things, huh? Everybody's gonna cut himself a nice, fat slice of the John Does, eh? (turns toward D. B.) You forgot one detail, Mr. Big Shotóyou forgot me, the prize stooge of the world. Why, if you or anybody else thinks he's gonna use the John Doe clubs for his own rotten purpose, he's gonna have to do it over my dead body! D. B. Now, hold on...
  • Five turning points in the GOP race for governor [TxGov]

    02/25/2010 6:39:22 AM PST · by deport · 111 replies · 1,360+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-25-2010 | Jason Embry
    Despite the countless press releases, Twitter posts and television spots that have flooded the landscape for more than a year, five critical sound bites have defined this election and put Perry in strong position to retain his party's nomination: • "I will be looking at what is best for Texas," Hutchison told Texas Monthly in October 2007 when asked whether she would resign her Senate post to run for governor. Her indecision about resignation, still not resolved to many Republicans' satisfaction, hindered Hutchison's message and left many wishing she had stayed put.• "I could not give a blank check...
  • (Latest Rasmussen Poll:)Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary for Governor

    02/24/2010 8:23:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 809+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 24, 2010
    Texas GOP Primary: Perry 48%, Hutchison 27%, Medina 16% Just days before Texas Republicans pick their nominee for governor, incumbent Rick Perry has his biggest lead yet. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters finds Perry leading Senate Kay Bailey Hutchison 48% to 27%, with Tea Party activist Debra Medina earning 16% of the vote. Nine percent (9%) of Texas GOP voters remain undecided.
  • The Silent And Not So Silent Praise Of The IRS Terrorist (Funky Cold Medina Alert)

    02/24/2010 8:00:44 AM PST · by mnehring · 29 replies · 559+ views
    In Texas, Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina told a San Antonio radio station last week she did not sympathize with Stack, but that his act reflected “the hopelessness many in our society feel.” “There is a sense in all of our country that we are not on the right path,” she said. Asked whether she considered her father a hero, Stack’s adult daughter, Samantha Dawn Bell, said during a telephone interview broadcast Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America”: “Yes. Because now maybe people will listen.” But she stressed that his actions were “inappropriate.”
  • Medina loses ground in latest poll on Texas governor race

    02/23/2010 3:50:42 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 32 replies · 713+ views
    The Ft. Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/23/2010 | DAVE MONTGOMERY and ANNA M. TINSLEY
    AUSTIN – Insurgent candidate Debra Medina has lost some ground in the Republican governor's race after a controversial radio interview about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a new poll that also shows that Gov. Rick Perry would easily prevail in a potential runoff against his leading challenger, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Perry led Hutchison 40 percent to 31 percent, while Medina had 20 percent, according to the survey of likely voters in next Tuesday's Republican primary. The survey also showed former Houston Mayor Bill White with 59 percent over his six rivals in the Democratic governor's race, well...
  • Why have no polls been published since Medina's truther outing on 2/11/10

    02/22/2010 11:06:41 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 47 replies · 1,153+ views
    Unpublished polls | 2/22/10
    It has been 11 days since the infamous Beck/Medina interview and no new polls have been published. My guess Perry now has over 50% and will avoid a runoff. Thus the media silence since he has Sarah Palin's support.
  • Debra Medina Now Considering Senate Run?

    02/22/2010 10:14:16 AM PST · by Rose in RoseBear · 45 replies · 757+ views
    phone survey | 02-22-2010 | Rose In Rosebear
    So I get a call this morning from a polling company. (I like getting these political survey calls; I like making the callers laugh.) The questions all concerned the possible special election for Kay-Baby's Senate seat, which she swears she will vacate (I have my doubts). Although the poller asked about many candidates, the questions all seemed to center around Democrat John Sharp. The list of possible candidates running against Sharp included: David DewhurstDan PatrickFlorence ShapiroRoger WilliamsMichael WilliamsElizabeth Somebody Somebody; andDebra Medina There were three or four others, whose names I didn't recognize. The poller asked who I would vote...
  • Endorsement: Vote Hutchison [TX]

    02/22/2010 8:10:30 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 57 replies · 760+ views
    The Daily Texan (UT rag) ^ | 2-22-10 | Daily Texan Editorial Staff
    This editorial board’s No. 1 priority is improving the state of higher education in Texas. The governor is a powerful force in determining the direction of higher education in Texas: The governor alone appoints each member of the UT System Board of Regents and of all university boards in Texas, and the regents decide nearly everything else. For that reason, we suggest that students vote in the Republican primary, a race that will have more bearing on higher-education policy than any other. For those committed to other races — or perhaps unable to bring themselves to cast a ballot in...
  • Texas governor's race not turning out as expected

    02/21/2010 7:50:11 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 133 replies · 2,629+ views
    The Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/20/2010 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    WHARTON -- It began as a battle of the titans, with Rick Perry -- the longest serving governor in Texas history -- being challenged in the GOP primary by the state's senior U.S. senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison. But as the multimillion-dollar contest comes to a close, Perry's bid for another four-year term appears to hinge not only on Hutchison's strength but on the fate of the third candidate in the race -- Debra Medina, a once-obscure insurgent whose showing in the March 2 primary will decide whether Perry wins outright or faces an April runoff. With Perry holding a seemingly...
  • Conservatives cheer Medina's message in Fort Worth

    02/20/2010 9:59:07 PM PST · by pissant · 96 replies · 1,148+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 2/20/10 | Anna Tinsley
    FORT WORTH -- Marvin Bahnman doesn't like where the country is headed. He believes in small government, fiscal responsibility and conservatism. So he carried a sign that said "You can't fix stupid, but you can vote them out" outside the Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards, where a get-out-the-vote rally Saturday drew supporters of the Tea Party and 912 Fort Worth grassroots movements. "I'm not a Republican," said Bahnman, 74, of Fort Worth. "I am a conservative." Inside the coliseum, decorated with candidate signs, flags and balloons, dozens of candidates on the March 2 Republican primary ballot spoke to hundreds gathered...
  • Glenn Beck is a Hypocrate

    02/20/2010 12:06:41 PM PST · by chatter4 · 109 replies · 2,401+ views
    Glenn Beck has shown himself to be a hypocrite. In a recent radio interview, Beck prejudged Debra Medina to be a 911 Truther. He has maintained for years, that anyone who questions the official government story is an idiot. Medina admitted there are a lot of good questions that have not been answered, so Beck, has now been telling his audience ever since that she is a radical idiot 911 truther-but the other day-he admitted that he himself has questions about 911-So that would make him one of the dangerous kooks that he tell his audience to avoid and shun-
  • Debra Medina, Glen Beck and the Northwoods Truthers

    02/19/2010 6:42:37 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 112 replies · 2,227+ views
    The Futue of Freedom Foundation ^ | February 12, 2010 | Jacob G. Hornberger
    In an obvious ambush of Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, Fox News commentator Glen Beck told Medina in a radio interview that he had received emails from listeners saying that she was a 9/11 truther, that is, a person who believes that the U.S. government was behind the 9/11 attacks. Medina failed to specifically deny the charge, indicated that she didn’t have an opinion on the matter, stated that some good questions had been raised about the issue, and said that the American people had not seen all the evidence. Medina later issued a statement stating that she has...
  • Illinois and Texas demonstrate the need for TEApublicanism [Heed it!]

    02/18/2010 4:53:52 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 13 replies · 364+ views
    Renew America ^ | 17 Feb 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    ...The Illinois Republicans need a good draught of TEApublicanism. What would have happened in this primary race if conservatives within the GOP had been able to organize and work with Tea Partiers and other independent grassroots conservative organizations to push for Hughes? We might be talking about nominee Hughes now. Even if Kirk had ended up winning, the race would definitely have been more competitive. Certainly, however, the Illinois GOP establishment would have had a run for its money. But even more than just organizing to win a single primary election, Illinois needs grassroots conservatives to get involved and start...
  • Medina Not The Same Old Brand of "Politics As Usual"

    02/15/2010 3:50:42 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 102 replies · 1,062+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/15/2010 | John G. Winder
    Perry seems to rely on two familiar slogans: “Keep D.C. out of Texas,” which is his push-back to Kay Bailey Hutchison who, for all intents and purposes, cut her own throat with conservatives when she voted “Yes” for the federal bailout in 2008; and “Texas – We’re better off than the other states.” I’ve never heard Medina deny that Texas is better off than the other states. She does say; however, that Texas could be doing better. You could be doing better. Medina wants to get rid of the state property tax. Any objections? She wants to replace it with...
  • Early voting begins Tuesday as candidates blaze the campaign trail (TX Gubernatorial Race)

    02/16/2010 9:49:53 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 34 replies · 596+ views
    FTW Star-Telegram ^ | 02/15/2010 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH -- Hoping to fire up supporters as early voting in the gubernatorial race begins today, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison kicked off a "Declare Your Independence" tour Monday, encouraging Texas voters to declare their independence from Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Hutchison will be among several candidates casting their ballots today to bring attention to early voting. March 2, the date of the primary election, is also Texas' Independence Day. "I'm asking for your vote and I'm asking for your help," Hutchison told a crowd of more than 40 gathered in a back room at Billy Miner's Saloon in...
  • Wells Report Live: Putting Beck/Medina interview into perspective (6:05 PM/CT)

    02/16/2010 3:58:16 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 46 replies · 1,055+ views
    KLIF Radio (DFW) ^ | 02/16/2010 | John David Wells
    John David Wells, KLIF host of The Wells Report in DFW, discusses the Beck/Medina interview at 6:05 PM. Wells says he has new information to put the interview into perspective and put a whole new spin on it. Listen and watch live here: http://www.justin.tv/the_wells_report#r=-rid-&s=em
  • Shami outdoes Medina with comments about 9/11 and whites' unwillingness to work (Kook Fight)

    02/15/2010 11:31:34 AM PST · by mnehring · 33 replies · 719+ views
    Perhaps Democratic gubernatorial candidate Farouk Shami just wanted to steal the spotlight back from Debra Medina. If so, the hair care magnate who wants to be governor chose one heck of a way to get attention, outdoing Medina on the 9/11 front and throwing in some offensive comments about race for good measure. Earlier today, Shami taped an interview that will air Sunday on WFAA's Inside Texas Politics. The first-time candidate talked about why he hires mostly Hispanics and blacks to work in his factories. "I find 80 percent of my employees at the factory are Hispanics," Shami said. "I...
  • The Glenn Beck/Debra Medina Sucker Punch

    02/15/2010 9:21:06 AM PST · by pissant · 139 replies · 1,835+ views
    CFP ^ | 2/15/10 | Bob Parks
    Let’s say I had a television show and I asked a political candidate some questions regarding, let’s say, about the other entrenched lifer candidates, local issues, state and federal issues, the Constitution, and then asked if he or she believed Babe Ruth was really black or if Barack Obama was really a United States citizen or if there was a 9/11 conspiracy. Let’s say an answer was given I didn’t like. Would that alone disqualify me from holding public office? I will admit, I did like some of the things Beck’s said over the last year on Fox News and...
  • Medina strikes back after 9/11 comments (repeats debunked truther claim as evidence)

    02/15/2010 7:58:48 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 141 replies · 2,217+ views
    ABC News Houston ^ | 02/12/2010 | Ted Oberg
    One day after Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina's insurgent campaign hit a speed bump, she's striking back. After comments on Glenn Beck's radio show Thursday that seemed to support 9/11 conspiracy theories, she says she was set up by her opponents. -snip- We sat down with Medina to put the comments and her campaign in focus. It is seemingly all Debra Medina can talk about now. -snip- In her news conference Friday, it is clear Medina was trying to clean up the mess. But in our interview with her hours after the Beck radio show, she repeated there are...
  • Medina Campaign Responds to Glenn Beck Interview

    02/12/2010 9:43:36 PM PST · by kingattax · 82 replies · 1,504+ views
    MedinaForTexas.com ^ | February 11, 2010 | Debra Medina
    I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9/11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9/11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones. The question surprised me because it's...
  • Obama the agnostic, Jobs bill and Medina the truther...

    02/14/2010 11:03:39 AM PST · by conservativefunhouse · 10 replies · 316+ views
    The Conservative Fun house ^ | 2/14/10 | James Wright
    From the CBS studios in Houston, Texas, The Conservative Fun House vidcast on CNN 650. James and Damon discuss the *agnosticism* of Obama, the faulty premise of a Jobs Bill and the possible demise of Debra Medina...
  • Texas Governor candidate Medina speaks at Kingwood Tea Party

    02/14/2010 12:12:21 AM PST · by BP2 · 130 replies · 1,596+ views
    Ricky's Texas Tea Party ^ | 2-14-2010 | Ricky Saunders
    Texas Gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina spoke to an enthusiastic Kingwood Tea Party crowd in far-northeast Houston Saturday interested in hearing her plans to reform the Lone Star State.Medina made no reference about her Glenn Beck interview. However, the 20 or so random people with whom this reporter spoke before and after her speech seemed to accept Medina’s follow-up response released by her campaign a couple of hours after the Thursday morning radio interview. As Char with Texans for Nullification Today said, “If you go back and look at the radio transcript, when Glenn asked if she believed the government...
  • Newspapers' poll: Perry has comfortable lead as voting starts [TxGov]

    02/14/2010 6:24:43 AM PST · by deport · 180 replies · 1,564+ views
    American Statesman ^ | Feb. 13, 2010 | Jason Embry and Corrie MacLaggan
    Gov. Rick Perry heads into the start of early voting Tuesday with a comfortable lead over his two Republican primary challengers, but he could be in for a tough November fight against the Democratic nominee, a poll commissioned by the Austin American-Statesman and other Texas newspapers shows. Perry has the support of 45 percent of likely Republican primary voters, while 29 percent back U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and 17 percent support Wharton activist Debra Medina. Just 8 percent are undecided. The telephone survey was conducted Feb. 2-10, before Medina said important questions had been raised about whether the...
  • The Debra Medina 9/11 Truther Question: Glenn Didn’t Know It Was Loaded

    02/13/2010 1:17:57 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 95 replies · 2,162+ views
    There’s a particular expression that Wile. E. Coyote used to have, as he stood helpless under the falling boulder of his own making, that Debra Medina’s people might want to consider for their next campaign logo. In case you’ve been living under a snow bank lately (oh wait) the Cliff Notes go like this: Medina running for Governor of Texas Beck interviews Medina on his radio show on February 11 Beck asks Medina if she is a 9/11 Truther Medina equivocates — many times Chaos, bedlam, conflagrations, rain of frogs Accordingly, pundits with differing agendas are now poring over the...
  • Confirmed: Debra Medina is a 9/11 Truther.

    Six days ago, the big news out of Texas was that Tea Party activist and gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina came within the margin of error with Kay Bailey Hutchison, who barely clung to second place against incumbent Rick Perry. Today, Glenn Beck suffers heartbreak when Medina more or less cops to being a 9/11 Truther as well as a “constitutional conservative” candidate. “I think some very good questions raised have been raised in that regard,” Medina replies when Beck asks whether she believes that the American government was in any way involved in bringing down the World Trade Center towers...
  • Medina blames rivals for 9/11 remarks fallout

    02/12/2010 3:19:54 PM PST · by humblegunner · 117 replies · 2,067+ views
    Houston Chronicle via AP ^ | Feb. 12, 2010, 4:34PM | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, reeling from her remarks that questioned whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Friday blamed the ensuing firestorm on a “coordinated attack” that she speculated came from the campaigns of her better-known GOP rivals.
  • Did Glenn Beck Set Up Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Debra Medina?

    02/11/2010 1:50:52 PM PST · by Welshman007 · 96 replies · 2,148+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/11/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Explosive information hit the radio airwaves today as it was revealed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina appeared to confirm in an interview that she is a so-called '9/11 truther.' The interview was conducted by Glenn Beck on the radio. Debra Medina, right, at a debate with Gov. Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison (AP Photo/Pool,LM Otero). Immediately the Internet was burning up with quick responses both from Medina supporters and from those who jumped to the conclusion that the candidate had 'outed' herself as part of a movement which believes that the U.S. government had a hand in bringing...