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  • Pharaoh in chief has 'biker' card up his sleeve

    05/26/2015 6:55:06 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 5/24 | peter lucas
    If President Barack Obama, the American Pharaoh, really wants to stem the growing ISIS threat in Iraq, he is going to have to rent a different army. This one, the Iraqi army the U.S. has spent billions financing, training and supplying, is not working out, even as the wise, all-knowing Pharaoh in chief has given the ISF (Iraqi Security Forces) its own air force. ISIS is on the move and growing, as its capture of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, last week showed. Once again, the U.S-backed Iraqi army was no match for the crazed fighters of the self-proclaimed...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Fuel The Texas Job Engine

    05/26/2015 8:25:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/26/2015 | BY VANCE GINN
    An Econ 101 course explains what the classical economist David Ricardo introduced in the early 1800s as the concept of comparative advantage. To summarize: It's not beneficial for countries to produce everything they want to consume. Instead, they should produce what they can at a lower opportunity cost, thereby wasting fewer relative resources and advancing specialization so all parties involved can benefit from trade. Free trade provides more opportunity for people to prosper. Without free trade since World War II, a Peterson Institute for International Economics study finds, an average American household would have almost $13,300 less in income per...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Carry on the Torch of Freedom

    05/26/2015 7:43:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | May 23, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following letter commemorating Memorial Day.Friends,This Memorial Day weekend, in cities and towns all over America, small red paper flowers will be worn and carried by Americans honoring our veterans.The paper flowers symbolize the poppies WWI veteran John McCrae wrote about in his famous poem, “In Flanders Field,” after being struck by the beauty of the bright red blooms that emerged from the graves of his fellow soldiers.But it was a Georgia teacher named Monia Michael who began the tradition of wearing the red flower in remembrance of those who...
  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Floridas most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clintons candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: Walker would be the first president with a GED.The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Supreme Court to Hear Texas Senate Districts Case

    05/26/2015 7:52:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/26/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures. The case from Texas could be significant for states with large immigrant populations, including Latinos who are children or not citizens. The plaintiffs claim that redrawing electoral districts based on the population of citizens and non-citizens alike violates the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The challengers claim that taking account of total population can lead to vast differences in the number of voters in...
  • Texas Teen Dies on Way Home From Prom After Car Gets Swept Away by Floodwater

    05/26/2015 7:31:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ktla ^ | 06:38am, May 26, 2015 | CNN Wire and Lynette Romero,
    Homecoming queen. Student council president. Star athlete. Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage: her senior prom. But as Ramirez, 18, was driving home from the prom over the weekend, her car was swept away by floodwater in southern Texas, ending her short but illustrious life. She did the right things, her aunt Roberta Ramirez told CNN affiliate WOAI. She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick. Ramirez is one of six people who died in Texas and Oklahoma in the past four days...
  • Terror Group CAIR: Muslim Organization Questions if US Troops Should be Honored on Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The mask is off. This is who they are. This is CAIR. And this is who the media worships, exalts and respects, while attacking and defaming my colleagues and me. The media is our most formidable enemy not these savage clowns. They can be beaten with one brain cell. The media must be taken down, network by network, quisling by quisling.
  • The winning ticket: A full-spectrum conservative [Ted Cruz]

    05/25/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    Steve Deace.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Will Stauff
    Oh how I hate the termBig Tent. You probably hate it too when talking about Republicans. Why is that? Its almost always used in the context of giving up our conservative values to accommodate the culture. Its high time we redefine that term and I think Ted Cruz like Reagan is doing just that. The reaction from some segments of the Christian community on Ted Cruzs fundraiser that were hosted by two gay men in New Yorkbothers me. If Cruz isolated himself and refused to meet with anyone whos gay they would all get approval from the evangelical right....
  • Ted Cruz Dominates The Pulse 2016 May Straw Poll

    05/25/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    The Pulse ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jon Schweppe
    Ted Cruz seems to be very good at winning online straw polls.Earlier this month, Cruz won the Hot Air Primary Survey for the second month in a row.Last week, we conducted The Pulse 2016’s first straw poll, and Cruz absolutely dominated the competition.Cruz received 146 out of the 367 votes cast (just under 40 percent), and no other candidate came close. Scott Walker and Ben Carson tied for a distant second place, each receiving 36 votes (just under 10 percent).Obviously neither poll is scientific — and it would be ridiculous to draw anything significant from either of these online polls — but it does...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : FLORIDA Grassroots Campaign Leadership Conference (Orlando) : July 18, 2015

    05/25/2015 8:45:56 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 6 replies
    . Facebook RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1455973514700222/ Ted Cruz Campaign Team Members ! It's time for each of us (starting with me) to transition from Facebook "Keyboard Commandos" to becoming a Victorious "Boots-on-the Ground" force for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign. Ouch !!! That even zinged me ! Start your organizing your State County Teams today. I've included some basic ideas below ... You're guaranteed to have even better ideas ! Here's an EXCELLENT Grassroots Campaign Book : "The Grassroots Organizing Guide for a Progressive America" ... Created for YOU by the Democratic Party ... FREE Adobe PDF download ... (picture below) http://www.blogforiowa.com//Grassroots_Organizing_Guide.pdf...
  • GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz will appear in Michigan

    05/25/2015 1:33:58 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Oakland Press News ^ | 05/15/15, 6:55 PM EDT
    BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) >> Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be in Michigan in early June. Cruz, a senator from Texas, will be the main attraction at a Livingston County Republican event in Brighton on June 3. Hell speak at the partys Lincoln Day dinner. Local party chairman Dan Wholihan tells radio station WHMI its exciting to have a presidential candidate as a guest. A dinner ticket costs $60. A ticket for dinner and a reception is $150. Cruz campaign in Michigan is being led by Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the state Republican Party.
  • Ted Cruz trumps Rand Paul

    04/10/2015 7:50:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Round one in the battle of anti-Establishment Republican presidential candidates goes to Sen. Ted Cruz. In competition for the Tea Party's vote in 2016, the Texas Republican has bested Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with a campaign rollout that GOP strategists say exceeded expectations and was almost flawlessly executed. Announcing for president two weeks later, Paul accomplished nearly the opposite, forcing a swift recalculation about which candidate is best positioned to win over the party's insurgent wing and vie for the nomination. "Cruz had a superb rollout. He hit all the right notes," Republican guru Ed Rollins told the Washington...
  • More than 60 homes in Wimberley were taken off foundations

    05/25/2015 10:07:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 111 replies
    kxan ^ | May 25, 2015 | Phil Prazan
    Residents that have lived on the Blanco River for decades had never seen the water reach levels like it did Saturday night. This is the worst one Ive seen in 25 years, said Mark Western, a resident of Wimberley. The highest Mark had seen the water reach was touching the Ranch Road 12 bridge in 1998. This time the water went over it, taking houses and foundations with it.
  • White Rock Creek (Dallas, TX) Flooding. View from drone.

    05/25/2015 6:08:26 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-24-2015 | John Visser
    Video at the link.
  • Rainfall totals by County - Texas

    05/24/2015 6:24:44 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 05-24-2015 | NOAA
    It took me a LONG time to find this website and specific information, but here it is. Free Republic has always given me knowledge I can't find anywhere else. Thought I'd share back a little. This shows the YTD rainfall levels for Texas counties (South Central). You can also click on the right data link and get normal rainfall totals and then look at the present totals for a comparison. Click here for Rainfall Totals - Texas Counties link.
  • Putting Congress in Charge on Trade (Et tu, Cruz?)

    05/24/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz
    The United States is making headway on two historic trade agreements, one with 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and another with Americas friends in Europe. These two agreements alone would mean greater access to a billion customers for American manufacturers, farmers and ranchers. But before the U.S. can complete the agreements, Congress needs to strengthen the countrys bargaining position by establishing trade-promotion authority, also known as TPA, which is an arrangement between Congress and the president for negotiating and considering trade agreements. In short, TPA is what U.S. negotiators need to win a fair deal for the American worker.
  • Ted Cruz Panders To Assassination-Threatening, Race-Baiting Gun Lobbyist Larry Pratt

    05/23/2015 11:48:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 21 May 2015 | Miranda Blue
    Gun Owners of America, the radical and influential gun group that boasts that it is far to the right of the NRA, announced in an email to its members yesterday that it will be holding a series of tele-town hall meetings with Republican presidential candidates in order to vet the candidates on their gun-law orthodoxy. The first of several calls, to be held next week, will feature Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a clear favorite of Gun Owners of Americas executive director, Larry Pratt. While its unclear which other GOP candidates have agreed to participate in GOAs calls, its disturbing that...
  • Pamela Geller and the hijacking of America [Interesting slant]

    05/23/2015 5:53:05 PM PDT · by upchuck · 18 replies
    american thinker ^ | May 23, 2015 | Larissa Scott
    [The writer begins with a quick synopsis of 9/11.] Fast-forward fourteen years to Garland, TX. Jihadists drove a thousand miles to enforce Sharia blasphemy laws. The cop who shot them to death likely prevented a gruesome massacre. We are now being told that this would not have happened and everything would have been okay if Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer had stayed quiet and didn't make any stupid moves, such as, organizing the exhibition of Mohammed cartoons. This is exactly the behavior of passengers on a hijacked plane. We hope that everything will be okay as long as we remain...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Ben Carson's OK Straw Poll Victory a CHALLENGE to ALL Ted Cruz State Campaigns !

    05/24/2015 9:52:33 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 127 replies
    . Dr. Ben Carson THRASHES both Ted Cruz and Scott Walker in Saturday Oklahoma (Bible Belt) Straw Poll Victory at the "Southern Republican Leadership Conference". Ben Carson's Oklahoma Straw Poll Victory a CHALLENGE for ALL Ted Cruz State Campaigns (especially Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida)! How in the world did Ben Carson (with extremely limited funding) DEFEAT the Ted Cruz Campaign (a $ 30 million national campaign) ? "Team Work" ... across the state borders of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana ... and ... hmmmm ... and EVEN Oklahoma). Dr. Ben Carson's laser-focused TEAM of regional state supporters...
  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference: 5 takeaways

    05/24/2015 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    At one of the most important events on the GOP calendar, Scott Walker showed his crash course in foreign policy is paying off. OKLAHOMA CITY Like most other recent GOP presidential forums and meetings, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this week teemed with 2016 candidates aiming for a breakthrough moment. Nothing like that happened here. But in attending one of the most important events on pre-primary season calendar one that drew roughly 2,000 conservative activists, mainly from the Republican Partys Southern heartland the White House hopefuls revealed a little more about themselves and the paths they see...
  • Elizabeth Warren, in Edward Kennedys seat, displaces Obama as liberals champion

    03/29/2015 8:10:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang
    In early 2008 liberal icon Edward M. Kennedy blessed Barack Obamas long shot presidential campaign, declaring the freshman Illinois senator the next great progressive leader in a symbolic passing of the torch. On Monday, Mr. Obama heads to Massachusetts to honor Kennedy, who died in 2009 but liberals enthusiasm for the president has waned from those days, and the left has moved on to other champions, most notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who now sits in the seat Kennedy used to hold.
  • Un-American and Unlawful White House Projects

    09/01/2009 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,499+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September, 1, 2009 | Phillis Schlafly
    The Obama administration brags that Cash for Clunkers was a success because it revived the suffering auto industry. But who really benefited from this $3 billion program? The majority of cars bought with taxpayer-paid incentives of $3,500 to $4,500 each were foreign cars. Toyota and Honda were the big winners. For years, Americans have been pursuing the goal of self-sufficiency in oil, a natural resource essential to our standard of living. But the effort to get our government to revoke its ban on drilling for oil in American waters off of our shores has been consistently checkmated by the liberals...
  • Sen. Cruz: Trade Promotion Authority Creates a Path for Prosperity

    05/23/2015 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 148 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | 22 May 2015 | Ted Cruz
    We must engage the global economy to ignite growth and opportunity at home May 22, 2015 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), today released the following statement regarding legislation to establish trade promotion authority: "The American middle class is getting crushed by the Obama economy," said Sen. Cruz. "Middle class incomes are stagnating, and the labor force participation rate has not been this low since the Carter Administration. While I have serious concerns about the all-too-typical Washington backroom deals that enabled this bill to get to the floor, I could not in good conscience vote against...
  • Ted Cruz sounded a whole lot like Elizabeth Warren on Fox News last night

    01/21/2015 5:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Vox ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    On Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to respond to the State of the Union address and talked about how the US economy was only working for the "top 1 percent," who he said have gotten "fat and happy" under Obama's administration.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cruz's rhetorical move is unusual for a prominent Republican, particularly a presidential contender. This emphasis on the "the 1 percent" has long been condemned by many in the party as class warfare. For instance, Sen. Marco Rubio said in 2012 that "convincing one group that their life isn't doing better because another is doing too...
  • Witness: It was a setup from start to finish (Waco Bikers)

    05/24/2015 7:08:05 AM PDT · by texas booster · 73 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/24/2015 | Tim Madigan and Kevin Sullivan (WaPo)
    WACO Richie was the first to die, then Diesel, then Dog. Whatever else they were in life, the men with the biker nicknames were Cossacks, loud and proud and riders in a Texas motorcycle gang. And thats what got them killed, shot to death in a brawl with a rival gang in the parking lot of a Texas breastaurant that advertised hot waitresses and cold beer. I saw the first three of our guys fall, and we started running, said their brother-in-arms, another Cossack, who said he was there a week ago when the shooting started at the Twin...
  • CRIMINAL MEETING OF BIKERS IN WACO WAS ACTUALLY ORGANIZED POLITICAL GATHERING (On Breitbart )

    05/22/2015 9:25:57 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 340 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-21-15 | Stranahan
    Despite the characterization by police that the afternoon gathering at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas that led to Sundays bloody shooting incident was a gathering of criminal biker gangs with violent intent, the meeting appears to have been a legitimate, organized gathering of motorcycle riders meeting to discuss political issues. The group that met was the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents (CoC&I) and a look at that groups website and history gives a very different impression of the groups purpose and goals than what has been said repeatedly by Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton.
  • Waco Shootout Linked to North Texas Attacks

    05/23/2015 2:58:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 67 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | May 19 2015 | Scott Gordon
    The shootout in Waco that killed nine motorcycle gang members began in the weeks before Christmas with a beating at a Toys for Tots event in Wise County and a murder in Fort Worth, according to law enforcement sources. The backdrop is a growing turf battle between the Bandidos which has controlled Texas for years and the Cossacks, a lesser-known biker gang that has been gaining power by aligning itself with Bandido rivals, the sources said. On Dec. 12, 10 Bandidos burst into Gators bar in Fort Worth and "without saying a word, started punching and attacking people,"...
  • New Mexico ranchers, farmers sue over jaguar border habitat

    05/22/2015 9:17:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2015 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    The setting aside of critical habitat for the endangered jaguar in New Mexico was an unlawful, arbitrary and capricious action by federal authorities and needs to be overturned, a new lawsuit says. ... In March 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set aside nearly 1,200 square miles along the U.S.-Mexico border as habitat essential for the conservation of the jaguar. Federal officials acknowledged last year when they made the designation that no female jaguars or breeding had been documented in the U.S. in more than 50 years. ... Reed Hopper, another attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, said the federal...
  • FREEP A POLL: Red State Poll (Cruz Walker 1 and 2 as of posting)

    05/21/2015 4:04:44 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 63 replies
    Red State ^ | 5-21-15 | none`
    Just a link to the poll
  • New Hampshire Conservatives Coalesce Behind Cruz for President

    05/20/2015 9:54:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 05/13/15
    U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Rep. Bill O’Brien, Councilor David Wheeler to Chair Cruz NH Leadership Team of more than 40 conservative leaders across the stateHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced more than 40 New Hampshire conservatives to his state leadership team, to be led by former U.S. Senator Bob Smith, New Hampshire Representative and former Speaker William O’Brien, and Executive Councilor David K. Wheeler.“I am thrilled to have all of these courageous conservatives join our campaign in New Hampshire and honored to have Bob Smith, Bill O’Brien and David Wheeler leading this team,” said Sen. Cruz....
  • Rick Perry: If I Were President, There Wouldn't Be Fears Of A Texas Takeover

    05/21/2015 1:30:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies
    TPM ^ | 21 MAY 2015 | AHIZA GARCIA
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said on Wednesday that if he were President, the attitudes toward the office would be vastly different. During an interview on Glenn Becks radio show, the potential 2016 presidential candidate discussed Jade Helm 15, a military training program that has roused conspiracy theorists. From fears that closed Wal-Marts are secret bases for a military takeover to alleged sightings of the gear that will be used to implement the assault, conspiracy theorists have been worked into a frenzy over the training program.
  • Waco Brawl: Busted Bikers Include Retired San Antonio Detective

    05/21/2015 12:07:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tracy Connor
    The 170 bikers rounded up after a deadly battle in Texas this week included a retired police detective who traded in his badge for a Bandidos supporter patch. The San Antonio Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Martin Lewis was on the force for 32 years before retiring in 2004. It provided no further details about his service record. Lewis, 62, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and held on $1 million bond...
  • Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

    05/21/2015 7:56:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ap ^ | NOMAAN MERCHANT, DAVID WARREN and EMILY SCHMALL
    <p>When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran away from the shooting. A few tried to direct people to safety, crawling on all fours heading for cover.</p>
  • This Planned Parenthood Clinic Injured Four Women in Botched Abortions in 30 Days

    05/20/2015 8:13:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 20, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    227 46 1 As Infowars.com is launching a protest at Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, Operation Rescue has released four 911 records related to medical emergencies at Planned Parenthoods abortion facility in Houston. The 911 calls were placed on January 31, February 6, February 25, and February 26, 2015. (Listen to the four calls by going here). According to the Infowars.com web site, Infowarriors and pro-life activists are encouraged to come and peacefully protest Planned Parenthoods admitted targeting of the black community and all innocent children, as outlined by founder Margaret Sanger. Protest Details: Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....
  • Some Choice Waco Dishonesty in the Washington Post

    05/20/2015 3:53:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/20/15 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Heres an impressively dishonest headline in the Washington Post: White bikers, black thugs: Why Texas looked to relax gun laws after biker shootout. The supporting evidence? While the rest of America tried to make sense Monday of the weekend shootout at the Waco Twin Peaks and learned of a whole biker subculture featuring sometimes-violent turf wars the Texas legislature debated a bill that would expand the rights of licensed gun owners to openly carry weapons in public. To be fair, this wasnt the first time the Texas state Senate took up the matter of expanded gun rights. At...
  • Waitresses Trapped During Biker Gunfight Describe Terror & Fear As They Hid In Walk-In Freezer

    05/20/2015 12:57:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:50 EST, 20 May 2015 | By CHRIS SPARGO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The waitresses who were working at a Texas 'breastaurant' when a massive gunfight broke out over the weekend are revealing the terror they felt as bullets began to fly. The women, all employees at Twin Peaks sports bar in Waco, have taken to social media to share stories of hiding in freezers, running in fear and their belief that this tragedy could have possibly been prevented in the first place. And now, after enduring this horrific scene, they all find themselves unemployed. 'What we went through Sunday was scary as s**t,' wrote Alicia Ortiz on her Facebook page. 'I wouldnt...
  • Ted Cruz seeks ground between Rand Paul and Marco Rubio on NSA spying

    05/20/2015 11:10:21 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/29/15 5:31 PM EDT | MANU RAJU
    Ted Cruz has made it clear on the campaign trail: He’s an unapologetic, uncompromising conservative with no tolerance for the “mushy middle.”But when it comes to renewing the country’s anti-terror laws, Cruz is taking the middle ground.As Republicans debate whether to renew the post-9/11 PATRIOT Act, Cruz is staking out a position between two of his main rivals, the hawkish Marco Rubio and the libertarian-leaning Rand Paul.The Texas freshman is renewing his push for a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program while also temporarily extending elements of the PATRIOT Act, a measure that is opposed...
  • 'Clinton Cash Author: Were Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer said that he is finding some interesting, compelling things in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesdays Hugh Hewitt Show. Schweizer reported, Were about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So were following the money. Were looking at land deals. Were looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • White Americas Waco insanity: The shocking realities it ignores about racism & violence

    05/20/2015 12:04:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brittney Cooper, teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Malcolm X, the famed Civil Rights leader and minister of the Nation of Islam, would have turned 90 years old this week. While America annually marks the significance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is only in Black communities nationally, and locally in Harlem, that we mark and celebrate the birth of Kings most formidable racial adversary. Undoubtedly this has something to do with the very forthright and unflinching manner in which Malcolm X talked about race in the 1960s. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, as Malcolm X was otherwise known, did not have any hope that white...
  • WaPo Cranks Tie Texas Biker Thugs to Sarah Palin?

    05/20/2015 3:53:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Washington Post actually tweeted this out today on the Texas biker gang shootings. The race-obsessed paper wants desperately to make the story about race And threw in a photo of Sarah Palin for kicks.
  • Wife of biker inmate: Some arrested in Texas are innocent

    05/20/2015 10:10:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 368 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2015 | Emily Schmall
    Bullets ricocheted around the parking lot of Twin Peaks, the Waco restaurant where a motorcycle gang shootout left nine dead, just minutes after Theron Rhoten pulled in on his vintage Harley chopper for a regional motorcycle club meeting, according to Rhotens wife. Katie Rhoten told The Associated Press that her husband ran for cover and was later arrested, along with antique motorcycle enthusiast friends and other nonviolent, noncriminal people. Authorities swept up around 170 bikers who had descended on the restaurant for what one club member described as a gathering to discuss laws protecting motorcycle riders.... McLennan County Sheriff Parnell...
  • Nine Bikers Shot Dead in Waco, TX, USA Biker Gang Shootout [VERTICAL VIDEO WARNING]

    05/20/2015 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 264 replies
    A fight that escalated to gunfire between rival biker gangs in a Waco, Texas, restaurant parking lot today left nine people dead, police said. Eighteen people were taken from the scene to hospitals, mostly for gunshot and stab wounds, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said at a news conference. Everyone involved was a gang member, police said. The violence began as a fight between "criminal biker gangs" at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place early this afternoon, Swanton said. The fight then spilled into the parking lot where gang members fired at each other, Swanton said....
  • Wood Mackenzie: Bakken, Eagle Ford Not Past Prime

    05/20/2015 4:41:46 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | May 19, 2015 | Karen Boman
    Bakken production will keep growing, albeit at a slower pace, and the Eagle Ford still has running room within high-return portions of the play, according to a recent analysis by Wood Mackenzie. The Bakken and Eagle Ford together produce just over 2.5 million barrels per day of oil, or nearly two-thirds of U.S. tight oil production. Higher oil prices in the 2013 to 2014 timeframe spurred operators to drill not only in the core of the Williston Basin, but in the fringe and speculative areas. This included areas along the Montana-North Dakota border, the northern most part of the play...
  • 'No Muslims' spray-painted on TTUHSC seal

    05/19/2015 11:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KCBD ^ | Thu May 14, 2015
    Crews at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center were busy Thursday morning cleaning graffiti off of the school seal on 4th Street. Someone spray painted a message on the seal either last night or early this morning. Workers had already cleaned most of the paint off by the time our crews arrived, but those who saw it earlier tell us that it read No Muslims'. The Texas Tech Police Department tells us that the incident is under investigation. TTUHSC released the following statement Thursday morning: "It is a sad day at TTUHSC as we awoke to our beloved seal defaced...
  • Report of Waco Police Affidavit/Warrants Inconsistent With Initial Public Claims By Same Police

    05/19/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by FreetheSouth! · 239 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 05/19/2012 | sundance
    Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, died of gunshot wounds of the head and trunk. Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39, died of gunshot wounds to the neck. Richard Vincent Kirshner, Jr., 47, died of gunshot wounds but the report did not specify where he was shot. Richard Matthew Jordan, III, 31, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, died of gunshot wounds to the head and trunk. Daniel Raymond Boyett, 44, died of gunshot wounds to the head. Matthew Mark Smith, 27, died of gunshot wounds to the trunk Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40, died of gunshot wounds but the...
  • I Wish The Obama Admin Were as Concerned With Death Sentences Against Iranian Bloggers...

    05/17/2015 8:45:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    I Wish The Obama Admin Were as Concerned With Death Sentences Against Iranian Bloggers As They Are With Ex-Egyptian PresidentsThe State Department has expressed deep concern with the death sentence handed out against former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for his role in the 2011 Muslim Brotherhood prison break. Of course, an argument can be made that a death sentence against Morsi would turn him into a martyr not only for the Muslim Brotherhood, but for human rights activists. Not that Morsi was overly concerned with human rights when he was in power, but Morsi was democratically elected and disposed of...
  • Gohmert on Jade Helm: Govt Must Not Practice War Against Its Own States

    05/19/2015 6:03:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Mediate ^ | 05/18/15 | Evan McMurry
    Once I observed the map depicting hostile, permissive and uncertain states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in hostile control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious. Such labeling tends to make people who have grown leery of federal government overreach become suspicious of whether their big brother government anticipates certain states may start another civil war or...
  • BIKER TRUTHERS EMERGE CALLING WACO SHOOTOUT A ‘POLICE MASSACRE’

    05/19/2015 11:59:21 AM PDT · by onyx · 334 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | MAY 19, 2015 | LEE STRANAHAN
    A website widely read by bikers called “The Aging Rebel” has published an alternative account of what happened during Sunday’s bloody shootout in Waco, Texas. The article titled The Waco Police Massacre brings out a number of details not previously published and also presents the controversial theory that event was essentially a police ambush.
  • AFL-CIO president: Bad trade deal is worse than no deal (Trumka Alert!!!)

    05/18/2015 7:24:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/15 | Steven Dubois - AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The head of the largest U.S. trade union federation said Monday that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and he urged Congress not to support fast-track legislation that would let President Barack Obama present Congress with proposed trade agreements that lawmakers can ratify or reject, but not amend. That would make it easier for Obama to get congressional approval for a trade deal between a dozen Pacific Rim nations. Trumka spoke Monday at a news conference about 10 miles from Nike Inc. headquarters in Oregon, the spot where Obama recently defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Is Higher Education A Leisure Pool?

    05/19/2015 8:21:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 18, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A group called College Rank has helpfully compiled a list of colleges with the best leisure pools in academe, some replete with lazy rivers. "Recreational facilities and amenities have become a major part of the appeal of college campuses around the country, Mackenzi Flannery, the article's author says. Our list highlights some of the top leisure pool facilities and what those options provide to students as they look to complete their collegiate experience with some downtime in the water." While you peruse the list, you might ponder whether cash-strapped parents who send their children to these spas-with-degrees-attached can afford their...