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  • Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Join Event With Activist Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’

    10/21/2020 8:08:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 10/21/20 | Mairead McArdle
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday helped host an online event aimed at encouraging young people to vote that was organized by an activist who said last year that “America deserved 9/11.” The New York Democrat congresswoman, 31, spoke at the beginning of the virtual event, which was streamed on Twitch, and announced an “amazing lineup” of gamers to play “Among Us,” a newly popular video game. Hasan Piker, a vlogger who last year came under fire for saying “America deserved 9/11,” organized the event, which featured popular Twitch streamers along with Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who herself has...
  • Hero Down: Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston Murdered By Gunman

    10/22/2020 6:46:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Police Tribune ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Holly Matkin
    Hero Down: Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston Murdered By Gunman Holly Matkin Houston, TX – Houston Police Department (HPD) Sergeant Harold Preston was murdered in the line of duty on Tuesday morning. The 65-year-old sergeant was one of many officers who responded to the Richmond Manor apartments in the 2600-block of Holly Hall and El Mundo to assist a woman who was trying to gather some of her property from her estranged husband, KTRK reported. When the officers arrived at the scene to help the woman to retrieve her property, her husband allegedly opened fire on them, HPD Chief Art...
  • Difference Between El Paso's Old Border Wall And New Border Wall System

    10/22/2020 2:08:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/21/20 | Julio Rosas
    Check out the wall in El Paso, Texas https://youtu.be/j7YNSbz2LEI 
  • Soros backed DA kills a police officer

    10/22/2020 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-20 | DrJohn
    Sgt. Harold Preston was a 41 year veteran of the Houston Police Department. He was the caretaker for his elderly parents. 65 years old, he was just a few weeks away from retirement. He was shot and killed Tuesday morning in the line of duty. Preston was shot by Elmer Manzano, an illegal alien and convicted felon with multiple priors. In October 1994, Manzano was arrested for the unlawful carrying of a firearm in Dallas County. That case was dismissed after a year of deferred adjudication, according to Dallas County court records.In August 2000, Manzano was arrested for assault in...
  • The Jaw-Dropping Difference Between the Old 'Wall' and the New Wall the Trump Admin Is Building

    10/22/2020 9:52:15 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 71 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    "Wow" was all I was able to say as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blackhawk flew alongside the U.S.-Mexico border and the difference between the old "wall" system and the new wall system under construction came into view... The old "wall" that covers large lengths of the border is laughably easy to get over. It consists of barbed wire fencing, held together by fragile-looking wooden posts and Normandy barriers intended to stop illegal vehicle crossings. "I think you can see for yourself...it's a political narrative, right? They want to score some political points by saying, 'Oh, it's just...
  • Could Weird Austin Go Red? Local GOP Says Dems Are Donating to Republicans in Record Numbers

    10/22/2020 7:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/22/2020 | Megan Fox
    Austin has long been the blue dot in Texas’ red sea. But that could change soon. The Travis County GOP Communications Director Andy Hogue says there’s every reason for citizens of Austin to be optimistic about Republican races this year. Hogue told PJ Media, “Democrats are donating to us in unprecedented numbers. We’ve never seen this before.” Hogue says that the local GOP recognizes regular donors but when new names started coming in, they started looking them up to see who they are. “We kept finding Democrats who have never donated before.”Two seats on the all-Democrat Austin City Council are...
  • 'Seinfeld' cast to reunite for fundraiser to turn Texas into a blue state

    10/21/2020 11:29:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/20 | Naledi Ushe
    “Seinfeld” cast members Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander along with the co-creator Larry David are reuniting on Friday for a virtual fundraiser for the Texas Democratic Party. The aim of the event, titled “Fundraiser About Something,” is to raise money in the hopes of getting Texas to vote blue in the 2020 presidential election. Hosted by NBC’s Seth Meyers, the cast of the sitcom will discuss their favorite episodes of “Seinfeld.” Tickets for the event are donation based. “Most people are chipping in $38 for Texas' 38 electoral votes,” the website states. Higher donations come with perks such as a...
  • Prior police call to site of fatal HPD shooting raises questions

    10/21/2020 10:46:51 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | !0/20/20 | Samantha Ketterer & St. John Barned-Smith
    Houston Police chief Art Acevedo comforts Council Member Carolyn Evan Shabazz outside Memorial Hermann Hospital after the death of Sgt. Harold Preston on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Houston. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex near El Rio and Holly Hall streets. Two officers were shot by a suspect during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex near El Rio and Holly Hall streets.Photo: Godofredo A. Vásquez/Staff photographer Houston Police officers watch as chief Art Acevedo talks to reporters about the death of Sgt. Harold Preston, at Memorial Hermann...
  • AG Pax­ton Issues Let­ter Regard­ing Mask­ing Require­ments for Indi­vid­u­als Admin­is­ter­ing Elections (No Mask Voting)

    10/20/2020 9:03:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    Texas Attorney General ^ | 10 15 2020 | Tx AG
    Dear Texas Elections Officials: My office is receiving reports that certain poll watchers, election clerks, and other individuals administering elections are being barred from executing their duties on account of not wearing a mask or face-covering. This is wrong. This letter serves as a reminder that on July 2, 2020, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-29 relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster. See attached. The Order states plainly that the statewide "face-covering requirement does not apply to ... any person who is voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher, or actively administering...
  • HPD SGT KILLED AFTER HARRIS COUNTY DA ORDERS SHOOTERS RELEASE TWO-DAYS AGO AND HIS BULLETS RETURNED TO HIM

    10/20/2020 8:22:31 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 67 replies
    Montgomery County Police Reporter ^ | October 20 2020 | Scott Engle
    HPD Sergeant Harold Preston was killed in the line of duty today. Sgt. Preston has been with the Houston Police Department for 41-years and was due to retire at year-end. As tragic as that is, his death was 100% preventable. His partner also was shot and will survive his injuries. In addition, the shooters own 14-year-old son was shot. The suspect, Elmer Manzano, a convicted felon with multiple prior assaults on his record was in custody, detailed just a day before this tragedy occurred. On October 18, HPD Officers responded to a call from Mrs. Santos, stated that her ex-husband,...
  • Texas Supreme Court rebukes hospital that tried to kill 20-month-old baby on life support

    10/20/2020 7:48:49 PM PDT · by xomething · 6 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/20/2020 | Texas Right to Life
    (Texas Right to Life) — The Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) delivered more time to Baby Tinslee Lewis, an ill 20-month-old in a Fort Worth hospital. Through a long legal battle, Cook Children’s Medical Center has sought to impose death on this baby since last November. Thus far, the courts have ruled in favor of Trinity, Tinslee’s mother, who is fighting for the life of her precious daughter. Cook Children’s asked SCOTX for permission to withdraw the toddler’s life-sustaining treatment while the 10-Day Rule is argued in court. SCOTX declined the petition, and Tinslee will continue to receive treatment. Judges...
  • Divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Panel Rules Against Texas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

    10/20/2020 5:44:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 10/14/20 | Dave Andrusko
    State has 14 days to ask full 5th Circuit to hear caseTexas Right to Life responded yesterday to the 2-1 decision: The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled against the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban, upholding the district court ruling that blocked enforcement of the Pro-Life law. After a three-year wait, the decision by the three-judge panel is disappointing and demonstrates the need for judges who follow the strictest interpretation of the Constitution. However, Texas must continue the legal battle to force a federal circuit court split, pressuring the Supreme Court of the United States to evaluate...
  • The First Space Force Recruits Are Headed to Basic Military Training

    10/20/2020 1:17:15 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 59 replies
    https://www.military.com/ ^ | 16 Oct 2020 | Military News
    U.S. Space Force may not yet have its own boot camp, but the service's very first direct enlistees are about to head to entry-level training nonetheless. Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, senior enlisted leader of the Space Force, said seven new recruits will head to basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where they'll train alongside Air Force recruits -- albeit with a few distinctions. "They needed to know they were different; that's important to us," Towberman told Military.com in an interview Thursday. In addition to their Occupational Camouflage Pattern uniforms with service-specific blue-stitched name tapes, the recruits...
  • Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump

    10/20/2020 10:04:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 20 | By Theodore Schleifer
    A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest donors is quietly unleashing a torrent of television spending in the final weeks of the presidential campaign in a last-minute attempt to oust President Donald Trump, Recode has learned. The barrage of late money — which includes at least $22 million from Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz — figures among one of the most expensive and aggressive plays yet by tech billionaires, who have spent years studying how to maximize the return they get from each additional dollar they spend on politics. Moskovitz is placing his single biggest public...
  • Texas Passes Law Banning Californians From Voting After They Move There

    10/20/2020 11:16:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 10/20/2020
    To the relief of Texans across the state, Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law prohibiting escaping Californians from voting after they move to Texas. Experts say this will prevent the happy and prosperous slice of heaven from sliding into the endless despair and crushing poverty of leftist policy. "Yeah, all you weirdo Californians are welcome to partake with us in this blessed land," said Chuck Dillon, a local accountant who dresses like a cowboy. "Bring your music and your little girly men and your avocado toast, but please leave your godless heathen communism in California where it belongs!" According...
  • Trump billboard in Texas vandalized

    10/20/2020 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | - 10/17/20 10:41 AM EDT | By Kaelan Deese
    A billboard in Houston that was recently put up in support of President Trump was defaced this week, displaying a new message against his reelection. Houston lawyer Rogelio Garcia captured a photo of the large billboard that was graffitied and altered to say, "Take Trump to Prison," local NBC affiliate KXAN reported. Words were added to the billboard, which initially just read "Trump." Garcia's tweet quickly went viral with over 85,400 likes and 23,000 retweets as of Saturday morning. The Democratic political group Turn Texas Blue posted a picture of the vandalized sign, taking responsibility for the alterations. "Trump put...
  • Early Voting Numbers in Key States Are Surprising and Good News For Trump

    10/18/2020 8:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/18/2020 | Nick Arama
    Early voting data is showing positive signs for President Donald Trump and some troubling signs for Joe Biden.Start off with the basic principle that there is expected to be more early, mail-in voting with Democrats, and more in-person, Election Day voting with Republicans voting for Trump. So, one should expect the numbers of the early voting to weigh heavily in favor of the Democrats. Now, some states are tracking along like that.But in some of the key states, turns out that isn’t the case, as NBC notes in their tracking of the early vote citing Target Smart. In Texas, which...
  • Cornyn says he broke with Trump on deficit, border wall, but kept opposition private

    10/18/2020 4:21:16 PM PDT · by rintintin · 127 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Oct 18 2020 | GORDON DICKSON
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn acknowledged Friday that at times he has disagreed with President Trump on issues such as budget deficits and debt, tariffs and trade agreements and border security. But, the senior Republican senator from Texas, who is being challenged by Democrat MJ Hegar, said he chose to work on those disagreements with the president’s staff in private discussions, rather than by publicly voicing his opposition. Read more here: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article246503045.html#storylink=cpy
  • Harris County tried to make voting easier during the pandemic. Why Texas Republicans fought every step of the way.

    10/17/2020 2:24:58 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Texas Tribune via WFAA ^ | 10/17/2020 | Karen Brooks Harper & Emma Platoff
    A potential nightmare for Texas Republicans began to materialize early Tuesday, taking the form of tens of thousands of voters lined up at the polls in Harris County. By day's end, the number of ballots cast on the first day of early voting in Houston and its suburbs had shattered all records. Another record was set on Tuesday. The early numbers are almost certainly bad news for Texas Republicans, the Texas Tribune reports. Control of the White House depends on Republican domination of Texas, which in turn relies on containing a voting surge in the nation's third most populous county,...
  • Holy Smoley: GOP in TX is crushing it

    10/17/2020 9:12:39 AM PDT · by LS · 106 replies
    Manny on Twitter ^ | 10/17/2020 | "Manny"
    Look at these #s out of Denton and Collin from "Manny": "Trump won Denton County, a Dallas suburb, 57%/37%. Republicans currently lead 64%/26% in mail-in ballots returns and in-person early voting with 28% of the 2016 vote total in 22% of the 2016 vote in." "Trump won Collin County, a Dallas suburb, 56%/39%. Republicans currently lead 64%/25% in mail-in ballots returns and in-person early voting with 22% of the 2016 vote total in."