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  • Luxury yachts and other myths: How Republican lawmakers echo Russian propaganda

    04/14/2024 4:08:47 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | 14 Apr 2024 | Dan De Luce and Syedah Asghar
    Two senior Republican lawmakers, the chairs of the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees, say their colleagues are echoing Russian state propaganda against Ukraine. Researchers who study disinformation say Reps. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, are merely acknowledging what has been clear for some time: Russian propaganda aimed at undermining U.S. and European support for Ukraine has steadily seeped into America’s political conversation over the past decade, taking on a life of its own. McCaul, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Puck News he thinks “Russian propaganda has made its way into the United States, unfortunately,...
  • Rebranding DEI: How Colleges Are Getting Around State Bans

    04/13/2024 6:28:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 13, 2024 | John Sexton
    University of Texas which was laying off around 60 employees in order to belatedly comply with a state law prohibiting DEI. I say belatedly because the law in question took effect at the beginning of the year but it seems UT's first reaction wasn't to get rid of DEI offices and employees but instead to simply rebrand them. For instance, at the University of Texas the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement was renamed the Division of Campus and Community Engagement. But one of the authors of SB 17, the Texas DEI prohibition, caught wind of what was happening and...
  • Elon Musk And Javier Milei Meet In Texas, Speak About Boost Of Free Markets

    04/13/2024 11:02:09 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    One America News ^ | April 13, 2024 | Abril Elfi
    Space X CEO Elon Musk and Argentinian President Javier Milei have met in Texas and spoke about working together to promote free markets and potential lithium projects. President Javier Milei’s chief spokesperson said that during their visit to Tesla’s Austin headquarters, the two talked about a range of issues, including the need to boost declining birth rates globally and the pursuit of technological advancement while upholding “liberty.” Musk has previously expressed his admiration for Milei’s unabashed support of private enterprise as well as his distaste for what he considers to be socialist excesses.
  • Dallas doctor found guilty of poisoning IV bags

    04/12/2024 7:16:04 PM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 30 replies
    Fox4 KDFW ^ | April 12, 2024 | FOX 4 Staff and Lori Brown
    DALLAS - Dr. Raynaldo Ortiz has been found guilty of injecting dangerous drugs into IV bags at the Baylor Scott & White Surgicare in North Dallas. The 12-person jury returned guilty verdicts on all 10 counts. The jury reached the guilty verdict after about seven hours of deliberations. Ortiz was wearing a mask and showed no emotion as the verdict was read. There were 11 patients who suffered cardiac emergencies, and a fellow doctor, Dr. Melanie Kaspar, died from the IV bags. "There's no closure. My best friend is gone," said John Kaspar, Dr. Melanie Kaspar's widower, shortly after the...
  • Baylor University’s Pro-LGBTQ, Pro-Choice Professor Says Beloved 200y/o Hymn is ‘Sexist’ So he ‘Edited’ it

    04/12/2024 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Protestia ^ | April 12, 2024 | staff
    The woke professor tearing up Baylor University continues his wild ride of unrestrained progressivism, recently interrupting church liturgy to unironically point out that the title of a centuries-old hymn is “sexist” for containing the word “brethren” and that he’s edited and moved around parts of it as to not cause offense. The last thing that I’ll mention is because I’m Episcopalian, I don’t like to interrupt liturgy. Liturgy is holy. It works when it’s together. We have a song that is 200 years old, which will be our opening hymn. I am well aware that the title Brethren We Have...
  • Truett Theological Seminary Hosts Gay-Affirming Speakers, Panelists

    04/12/2024 3:53:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Protestia ^ | April 12, 2024 | staff
    George W. Truett Theological Seminary, or ‘Truett’ for short, is a Texas-based seminary operated by Baylor University (The World’s largest Baptist university) and associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. With nearly 400 students, they describe themselves as an “orthodox, evangelical school in the historic Baptist tradition” with a mission to “equip God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ’s Church by the power of the Holy Spirit.” We recently wrote about Baylor after Greg Garrett, their pro-choice, gay-affirming, trans-affirming professor of Literature and Culture who called a centuries-old hymn “sexist” for containing the word “brethren,” and after...
  • Self-defense for women: How not to be a target

    04/12/2024 2:55:57 PM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 11, 2024 | Helen Roy
    As a ninth-degree black belt, Diane Reeve Kirby is prepared to make any man who attacks her regret it. But she has no illusions about how far her 35 years of training will take her. "Typically a man is going to be bigger and stronger than a woman. And that's just a fact we have to live with," Kirby says. Likewise, women taking classes at Kirby's Action Self-Defense are quickly disabused of any Scarlett Johansson butt-kicking fantasies they may harbor. "What I teach is a one-shot deal," Kirby tells me as we sit in the kitchen of her Plano, Texas,...
  • Texas A&M Commerce wide receiver Keith Miller III is found dead at 23 near the Dallas-area campus

    04/12/2024 11:49:51 AM PDT · by algore · 6 replies
    A college football star's shocking death has sparked an outpouring of grief from his girlfriend, former teammates and coaches, as well as the surrounding Dallas area. Texas A&M-Commerce wide receiver Keith Miller III was found dead near campus on Thursday evening, according to a school press release. A cause of death has not been revealed and a police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to's request for further information. Miller is described as a father in a statement from Lions coach Clint Dolezel, although details about the 23-year-old's family life remains murky. He was apparently in a relationship with a...
  • Both of the Above, Below

    04/12/2024 11:41:30 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    SteynonLine ^ | April 12, 2024 | Mark Steyn
    This week my old newspaper The National Post is full of columns about "the death of the Canadian dream", if not the murder of said Canadian dream. Oh, I don't know. Say what you will about Canada, but it's the first country in the world to decree that its citizenry are entitled to both a penis and a vagina - and taxpayer-funded at that: An Ontario resident has successfully secured public funding for a specialized gender-affirming surgery argued to be "experimental" by the provincial health insurer following a years-long legal battle. The … … to the review board following an...
  • LOCAL NEWS Guns sent off by Texas police departments to be destroyed were stripped of parts and sold online

    04/10/2024 9:21:28 AM PDT · by algore · 30 replies
    DALLAS – Thousands of guns sent off by North Texas local law enforcement agencies to be destroyed were first stripped of parts that were then sold online by a private company. Several police departments told the CBS News Texas I-Team they were unaware of this practice, even though it was stated in the contracts they signed with the company While the federal government does not regulate or require a license for businesses involved in firearm destruction, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recommends disposing firearms by destroying the entire weapon including all unregulated parts. An investigation by...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee ripped after defending her moon gaffe and blaming it on GOP: ‘Vote better people’

    04/10/2024 2:14:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2024 | Gabriel Hays
    Social media users trashed Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, after she turned her gaffe about the moon being "made of gases" into a slam of Republicans on social media Tuesday. Reacting to the backlash she received for telling school children that the moon is made of gases ahead of Monday’s eclipse, the lawmaker said that her Republican critics are hounding her because they have a "lust for stupidity." She gave a speech at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston on the day of the eclipse, telling an assembly of students, "Sometimes, you need to take the opportunity just to...
  • The Moon 'Is Made Up Mostly of Gases,' Sheila Jackson Lee Tells Students

    04/10/2024 7:10:00 AM PDT · by airdalecheif · 24 replies
    TOWNHALL ^ | April 09, 2024 12:45 PM | Spencer Brown
    While Democrats and leftist alarmists decry conservatives for supposedly peddling "misinformation" about "the Science™" related to climate, COVID, and genders (there are two, FYI), their own Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is out and about telling constituents some real whoppers about the solar eclipse.
  • Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is Confused by Astronomy: “The Moon is Made Up Mostly of Gases”

    04/09/2024 1:00:16 PM PDT · by fwdude · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 9, 2024 | Margaret Flavin
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee ( D-TX) once sat on the House Science Committee and the House Space Committee. But understanding astronomy seems to elude her. Jackson Lee attended an event at Booker T. Washington High School where the “Trust the Science” party member clearly does not understand the science. Jackson Lee explained to the crowd, “You have the energy of the moon at night.” What?
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Claims the Moon Is 'Made Up Mostly of Gasses' (It's Not)

    04/09/2024 12:25:39 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    MRCtv ^ | 4/9/24 | Brittany M. Hughes
    This is what happens when you teach nothing but racism in school, and leave out anything actually, you know, educational. >p> During an event in Houston just before the eclipse Monday morning, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told the audience gathered at the Mickey Leland Federal Building that the moon was made up “mostly of gasses” (it isn’t) and that it's "almost impossible to go near the sun" (we actually can't go near it at all) because it's a "mighty powerful heat" (you don't say!?). Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: It's "almost impossible to go near the sun," but the...
  • Texas high school teacher accused of using vulnerable students to build a ‘prostitution enterprise’ with her son

    04/10/2024 6:26:53 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2024 | Melissa Koenig
    A high school teacher in Texas has been arrested on child sex-trafficking charges for allegedly offering runaway students a place to stay and then forcing them into prostitution. Cosmetology teacher Kedria Grigsby, 42, who worked at Klein Cain High School, was taken into custody Monday and charged with three counts of child trafficking and three counts of compelling prostitution of juveniles, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced.
  • Bizarre moment Texas Democrat calls for black people to be exempt from paying taxes during reparations talk... before saying poor ones don't anyway

    04/10/2024 1:31:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/10/24 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Texas Democrat Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett called for black Americans to be exempt from paying taxes when asked about reparations for slavery. The 43-year-old then went on to suggest it may not succeed because many poorer black people 'aren't really paying taxes in the first place'. Crockett, a liberal freshman in the House who has called Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott's immigration policy 'insane' and that his new laws aim 'to kill people,' made the statement on 'The Black Lawyers Podcast' last week. When the host asked her about reparations - often on many far left politicians and activists wish lists...
  • UT Austin lays off dozens who worked in DEI roles, citing new state law

    04/09/2024 9:47:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    The University of Texas at Austin is laying off dozens of employees who previously worked in diversity, equity and inclusion roles in response to a state law that banned such programs, according to the Texas chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Employees who had previously worked in DEI roles received layoff notices Tuesday. That came months after the university had reassigned them from those positions to comply with the legislation, which went into effect Jan. 1. The school declined to provide a specific tally of the number of people affected, though the AAUP said 60 is a “conservative...
  • Texas GOP lawmaker to run full-page ad in New York paper urging cops to move to the Lone Star state

    04/09/2024 6:16:51 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/24 | Kerry Picket
    Texas is busing illegal immigrants to New York City, but one of its lawmakers is calling for New York cops to pack their bags and move to the Lone Star State. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, Texas Republican, will run a full-page ad in the New York Post on Tuesday urging law enforcement officers that it’s “time to escape New York and move to Texas.” “Every New York Republican understands these courageous officers are put in impossible, life-threatening circumstances and I’m sure they want what is best for them — which may be to relocate to a law and order state...
  • Why Does Baylor University Have a Pro-Choice, Gay-Affirming, Trans-Affirming Professor?

    04/08/2024 3:34:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Protestia ^ | April 8, 2024 | staff
    A woke professor at Baylor University has come under fire for blasting acclaimed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowing for her opposition to normalizing the transgender movement, calling her out for her apparent ‘hatred of trans-people.’ While this is deeply troubling, it is hardly the worst thing about him. Founded in 1845 and claiming 16,000 students, Baylor University is the world’s largest Baptist University and one of the oldest. Like many once-faithful institutions that have gone before her, however, Baylor is deeply compromised and is inexorably on the downgrade. Not only have they hosted Beth Moore and Jemar Tisby for a...
  • TEXAS Statement on Voter Registration ID Requirements

    04/08/2024 5:00:46 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 20 replies
    Texas Secretary of State ^ | April 3, 2024 | Jane Nelson
    Austin — There have been recent and inaccurate reports about the voter registration process and ID requirements in Texas. Please see the statement from Secretary of State Jane Nelson below. "It is totally inaccurate that 1.2 million voters have registered to vote in Texas without a photo ID this year. The truth is our voter rolls have increased by 57,711 voters since the beginning of 2024. This is less than the number of people registered in the same timeframe in 2022 (about 65,000) and in 2020 (about 104,000). When Texans register to vote, they must provide a driver license number...