Hat tip Anita the embed. Heh.
by Michael Q. Sullivan | May 31, 2011
The legislature should be finished with their work and heading home – after all, the constitutional 140 day regular session ended yesterday. Unfortunately, it ended without lawmakers finishing the job you sent them to do. So, this morning a “special” session begins at a cost of at least $30,000 per day!
Senate Dems Really Failed
Even though the Texas House completed their part in the state’s budget, the Texas Senate failed to finish the task. A “filibuster” by Fort Worth area Sen. Wendy Davis (D) killed lynch-pin funding formula legislation.
The same politics of obstructionism that have defined Democrats in Washington, DC, seem to have been the model for activity in Austin this session.
As a result, Texas taxpayers will be burdened with the cost of an unnecessary special session so lawmakers can finish the job you sent them to do.
It’s time for some serious Senate-cleaning! Because of re-districting, all 31 state senators will be on the ballot in 2012. That’s a club in serious need of new membership. (Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced late Monday afternoon he would be suspending during the special session the Senate’s “two-thirds” rule that contributed to the problems.)
House GOP Just Stopped
When the Senate tanked the budget, the Texas House decided to just give up on key legislative initiatives within sight of the finish-line.
The House leadership neglected to move key health care reforms, most notably the language bringing Texas into the Health Care Compact. This important reform would let Texans – not bureaucrats in Washington – decided how (and what) health care regulations are implemented in the Lone Star State.
The Health Care Compact and other significant reforms could be sitting on the governor’s desk right now for his signature. The legislation initiatives had passed the House once (and, in the case of HCC, twice), passed finally through the Senate, and so their fate rested in the House.
Then the House leadership let them die. So the only hope for HCC and other critical reforms now is having Gov. Rick Perry add them to the call of the special session. (His office number is 512-463-2000.)
But You Were Heard!
Despite the set-back leading to this special session, taxpayers were definitely heard this session! Lawmakers complained about the presence of engaged voters every day. But your engagement caused the legislature to adopt a budget that holds the line on spending, doesn’t raise taxes, and preserves the rainy day fund.
You’re efforts are making a big difference; voters shook up the good ol’ boy club that has pervaded the state Capitol simply by being engaged citizens. You stopped the club dead in their tracks, they couldn’t do the harm that might otherwise have done! Unfortunately, the legislature didn’t pass much in the way of proactive fiscal reforms. That must be addressed down the road.
As citizens in this democratic republic, we can never let up; we must remain vigilant. And even more so in this costly special session.
Keep Up The Action!
Increase the volume on the need for legislators to – again – pass a conservative budget: one that doesn’t raise taxes, raid the rainy day fund, or live beyond our means. Lawmakers need to be reminded that the message voters sent in November applies today as much as it did the day after the election!
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Illegal Alien Kills HPD Officer
Uploaded by KTRHnews on May 31, 2011
When is enough really enough? An HPD officer was struck and killed in the early morning hours of Sunday. During a probable cause hearing it was reveled that the suspect, Johoan Rodriguez is in the country illegally. It turns out the last SIX HPD officers killed in the line of duty were by illegals. We talked about this deadly trend with KTRH talk show host Michael Berry.
Read about it on the blog.
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. Every Texan interested in countering illegal immigration needs to CALL RICK PERRY NOW (see below for contact info).
Contrary to what you may have heard from apologists and cheerleaders for the Texas House Leadership, the 2011 regular session of the State Legislature was largely a failure when it came to issues of most critical importance to Texans.
The voters of Texas have made clear, time and time again, that Texans demand action on illegal immigration.
Sadly, the Texas House Leadership refused to listen.
Early in the 2011 Session, thousands of grassroots Texans made clear that they wanted action on at least three key policies:
In every case, the Texas House Leadership dragged their feet on the key bills. The key bills died without making it to the Governors’ desk.
The regular session has ended, but all is not lost.
GOVERNOR RICK PERRY has the power to place all of these bills on the agenda for the Special Session.
Thus, whether these bills make it on the Special Session agenda is COMPLETELY UP TO RICK PERRY.
What will RICK PERRY do? Will RICK PERRY choose to place these critical common sense bills on the Special Session agenda?
Is RICK PERRY interested in ACTION, or not? There’s only one person who can answer that question, and his name is RICK PERRY.
If you want answers, here’s Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Contact Information:
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by Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani | May 29, 2011 | Raging Elephants.org
On last Saturday, I was given a tour of the Texas border between El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. This follows the visit by President Obama on May 10th in which he essentially made light of the border security problem, made a full-throated endorsement for amnesty (again) , laughed in the face of Texans and Americans concerned about the stoutness of our southern border, and then walked out of the state with $2,000,000 from an Austin fundrasier.
(Double click on pic to enlarge.)
The condition on our Texas border is dire. It is shocking at how porous it is to the naked eye. Border patrol officers in El Paso are stretched out every half mile or so. But the fence is no higher than a high hurdle in some locations.
This is the same fence that President Obama has declared near completion and impregnable.
Take a look at the pictures of my border tour and keep in mind that Juarez is a virtual war zone. Keep in mind that illegal immigrants flood across that border every single day, despite what reports may be coming out of the DHS.
The briefings that I received during my El Paso visit were incredibly illuminating. Team RagingElephants.org will continue to explore the border problems, report to you on the accuracy of the information that is being fed to the electorate, and offer robust solutions to the border challenge.
Please support our efforts at RagingElephants.org, as we work shoulder-to-shoulder with grassroots activists around Texas and America to see our country put right – in the image of the Founders and the constraints of our Texas and United States Constitutions.
We’re asking that our supporters become recurring monthly donors. Will you please sign up for $10, $20, $50 dollars or more per month by clicking the link? It may be called a “micro” donation. But it has a powerful impact in support of our projects. Countering the destructive influence and efforts of the Left is not free!
Great News: Voter ID was signed by Governor Perry on Friday, May 27 – a victory for ALL Texans who value election integrity, including patriots like YOU, and all the legislators and advocates who have fought for Voter ID for several sessions!
Erin Anderson represented King Street Patriots at the bill signing ceremony and stood shoulder-to-shoulder (literally – the room was packed!) with the Governor, Lt. Governor, Senate bill author Senator Troy Fraser, House bill author Representative Patricia Harless and dozens of legislators who supported Voter ID, including Dan Patrick (who arrived a bit late, fresh from announcing his possible U.S. Senate run) and many other of the 19 Republican Senators who co-authored SB-14. Also front and center were Reps. Aliseda and Pena, leaders of the House Republican Conference that endorsed SB-14 (and also just endorsed Gov. Perry for President). It was widely acknowledged that our new Voter ID law is much stronger than those proposed in previous sessions, so it was worth the wait!
HB-2194 and HB-2817 are still in Conference Committee. House Elections Committee Chairman Larry Taylor is working in conference to get as many voting integrity provisions as feasible added to his two “clean-up” bills, but for the bills to pass, both the House and Senate will need to approve the conference reports on Monday. SB-100, which brings Texas into compliance with the MOVE Act and also changes dates of our general and primary elections, is also in Conference Committee. Stay tuned!
AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation publicly urges Gov. Rick Perry to include the Health Care Compact in his call for the upcoming special session.
Legislation containing the Health Care Compact was approved twice by the Texas House and once by the Texas Senate. However, the final legislation containing the compact died due to tactics by a handful of House members.
“Medicaid in its present form is unsustainable for Texas,” said TPPF Executive Director Arlene Wohlgemuth. “Without the flexibility and cost predictability provided by the Health Care Compact, the federal Medicaid program will further crowd out core state government functions such as education, public safety, and transportation.”
“Texans can decide for ourselves how to take care of our health needs,” said House Public Health Chair Lois Kolkhorst. “With medical costs rising faster than inflation, let’s replace big government solutions with local oversight. Texas could create its own health care solutions, save billions of tax dollars, and still deliver better health outcomes. That’s what the Health Care Compact is all about. It’s unfortunate that a handful of House members put their own agenda ahead of Texas.”
The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth is the Executive Director and Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin. She served 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives, specializing in health care issues.
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by Ken Brewer | May 30, 2011 | Opinion
Today is Monday, May 30, 2011, one year, six months, and twenty five days since November 5, 2009, when the traitor Major Nidal Malik Hassan, massacred 13 soldiers, 1 unborn child, and wounded 38 others, in an attack in service to the radical Moslem Jihad against this nation.
As the Commanding General in the Revolutionary War, General George Washington established the Purple Heart at Newburghm New York, on August 7, 1782, recognizing those soldiers wounded in service to this nation.
Over a year and a half has now passed and President B. Hussein Obama has failed to honor the dead and wounded of the terrorist attack at Ft. Hood with a Purple Heart Citation. They were wounded and killed in service to their country as a result of enemy action. Their Commander-in-Chief refuses to grant them this honor, the final honor for 13 of the 51 and their families. Does anyone believe that any past Commander-in-Chief would deny his soldiers and their families this honor and recognition of their sacrifice?
I have received a reply from Rep. John Carter. Rep. Carter explained that one of the existing criteria for receipt of the Purple Heart is that a service member be wounded as the result of an “international terrorist attack.” His bill, H.R. 4088, would designate these victims to be combat casualties, since the reason that they were attacked is that they were being deployed to Afghanistan. This is important, because it makes the families of the deceased eligible to receive various gratuities, compensations, and tax benefits.
Even Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has acknowledged that Hassan had committed an act of Islamic terrorism:
“Violent Islamic terrorism … was part and parcel of the Ft. Hood killings,” Napolitano told the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday morning. “ – (Ramparts360.com)
Today is Memorial day, a day when we remember the honored dead who fell in service to this nation. These heroes who were killed at Ft. Hood definitely were killed as a result of our War on Terror, but our President refuses to so honor them and their families. Let the rest of us not be so callous, putting political considerations and legal excuses above our duty to honor all of out fallen heroes from all of our wars on this Memorial Day weekend.
Denied by Obama!
Names of the victims wounded during the Fort Hood shooting.
Chief Warrant Officer Chris Birmingham of Eclectic, Ala.
Sgt. Patrick Blue III, 23, of Belcourt, N.D.
Amber Bahr, 19, of Random Lake, Wis.
Keara Bono Torkelson, 21, of Ostego, Mo..
Alan Carroll, 20, of Bridgewater, N.J.,
U.S. Army Reserve Dorothy “Dorrie” Carskadon of Rockford, Ill.
Staff Sgt. Joy Clark, 27, of Des Moines
Spc. Matthew Cook, 30, of Binghamton, N.Y.
Staff Sgt. Chad Davis of Eufaula, Ala.,
Pvt. Joey Foster, 21, of Ogden, Utah,
Cpl. Nathan Hewitt, 26, of West Lafayette, Ind.
Justin Johnson, 21, of Punta* Gorda, Fla.
Staff. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, of Richmond County, N.C.
Shawn Manning, 33, formerly of Redman, Ore.
Army 2nd Lt. Brandy Mason, of Monessen
Reserve Spc. Grant Moxon, 23, of Lodi, Wis
Sgt. Kimberly Munley, 34, of Killen.
Warrant Officer Christopher Royal of Elmore County, Ala.
Maj. Randy Royer of Dothan, Ala.
Pvt. Raymondo “Ray” Saucedo, 26, of Greenville, Mich.
George Stratton III, 18, of Post Falls, Idaho
Patrick Zeigler, 28, of Orange County, Fla.
DEAD during the Fort Hood shooting.
Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.), Cameron, Texas
Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia
Army Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, Plymouth, Indiana
Capt. John Gaffaney, San Diego, California
Spc. Frederick Greene, Mountain City, Tennessee
Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Tipton, Oklahoma
Sgt. Amy Krueger, Kiel, Wisconsin
Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, West Jordan, Utah
Pfc. Michael Pearson, Bolingbrook, Illinois
Capt. Russell Seager, Racine, Wisconsin
Pvt. Francheska Velez, Chicago, Illinois
Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, Havre De Grace, Maryland
Spc. Kham Xiong, St. Paul, MinnesotaU
For a brief description of each murdered hero, go here.
Related: Diana West: No one dares call it jihad
Texas Governor Rick Perry On Texas Border, Illegals, and the Obama administration
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May 29, 2011 | Update
AUSTIN – Americans for Prosperity State Director Peggy Venable released the following statement today regarding the passage of the Texas Budget (HB 1):
“Tonight, the Texas budget passed the Senate and the House. Texas legislators had the courage to do right by taxpayers and resisted the lobbying by special interests to spend more money than the available revenue.
“This is a fiscally responsible budget.
“In 2003, the state cut its budget and big-government advocates predicted gloom and doom. But Texas has prospered.
“Texas is number one in job creation and business relocation thanks to the favorable economic policies Texas leaders have pursued and thanks to the big-government policies they have rejected.
“Americans for Prosperity created the Red Apple Project to point out how public school districts currently have one non-teacher for every teacher and spends less than half the taxpayers’ education dollars on instruction. Each school district is listed on the website www.RedAppleProject.com and this has helped provide information on how education spending could be cut without cutting teachers or instruction. Legislators do not determine how the education dollars are used – that is the responsibility of the local school boards and the superintendents.
“The legislature provided most of the budget funds for education, totaling almost $54 billion for the 4.5 million students in K-12. They provided almost $75.6 bill for education including higher education. Our members know there fat exists in those budgets, and this spending is more than adequate to do their job.
“Despite heavy lobbying by special interests, legislators voted to spend no more than the projected state revenue.
“Big-government advocates pushed for spending the rainy day funds, had advocated for raiding the permanent school funds, pushing gambling and advocated for raising taxes.
“Most states are facing budget shortfalls. This is not the time to raise taxes or to spend more than the state brings in.
“The histrionics we will be reading about following session need to be taken into perspective. The sky is not falling, and Texas will continue to prosper with this common-sense budget and Taxpayers pocketbooks were protected by this fiscally conservative budget.”
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 1.7 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 32 state chapters and affiliates. More than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visitwww.americansforprosperity.org
Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.
Had to share this.
But no matter. His actions remain a total mystery to the U.S. Army.
“Although we may never know why it happened, we do know that heroic actions took place that day,” Brig. Gen. Joseph DiSalvo said in presenting the Secretary of the Army Award for Valor to Joleen Cahill, widow of Michael Grant Cahill, the only civilian killed by Hasan. “He will forever be a source of inspiration.”
Alas, I have my doubts about the deputy commanding general of Fort Hood.
by Jonathan Saenz | May 27, 2011 | Liberty Institute
With only a few days left in the 2011 Texas Legislative session, there’s one opportunity left to for you to call elected officials and protect the State Board of Education and the value of accountability in government. Currently, the elected SBOE has no authority to remove textbooks instructional materials that are placed on the ”commissioners list” and no authority to remove “open source” electronic textbooks/instructional materials that are “self-certified” by certain university and faculty members and placed on a list to enter public school classrooms, new concepts started in 2009. In conference committee, we need the conference committee members to keep all “publishers” accountable by ensuring the SBOE can remove any textbooks/instructional materials and prevent national curriculum standards.
Tell Conference Committee members that you support including in HB 6 the following:
(1) Elected SBOE authority to remove textbooks/instructional materials from the commissioner’s list, within 90 days after placement on list.
(2) Elected SBOE authority to remove “open source” materials and/or electronic textbooks from any list, within 90 days of submission.
(3) Rejection of national curriculum standards being used in Texas schools.
Make your call today and/or this weekend. Texas House & Senate will be working on Saturday and Sunday! Please call the following conference committee members:
Rep. Rob Eissler (R-The Woodlands) (512) 463-0797
Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood) (512) 463-0520
Rep. Dan Branch (R-Dallas) (512) 463-0367
Sen. Florence Shapiro (R-Plano) (512) 463-0108
Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) (512) 463-0112
Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) (512) 463-0116
Stay updated on this issue at our Texas Legislative Update Blog.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Sen. Kirk Watson appears to be blocking consideration of HB 12 – the anti-sanctuary bill – on the Senate floor. Here is a portion of the article:
“While the Senate rules allow for a simple majority to debate House bills on Wednesday, House Bill 12 would require a vote of two-thirds of the Senate if it is brought up out of order on the list of bills on the Senate’s agenda.
Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, a stalwart opponent of the sanctuary city bill, has a bill ahead of House Bill 12 on the calendar. Until Watson agrees to debate his bill, House Bill 12 would require a vote of two-thirds of the Senate to take it out of order.Watson declined to comment on his intentions, but it appeared unlikely he would pass his bill and allow the sanctuary city debate to go forward. Lawmakers declined to predict whether an effort would be made to attach the proposal to another bill.”
“I read that you are using Senate rules to delay consideration of HB 12. Shame on you. Stop blocking HB 12.Law enforcement officers, citizens, and other residents (both legal and illegal) have been killed or suffered severe injury because sanctuary policies allow criminal illegal aliens to live in our communities without fear. This “magnet” must end this session.”
via Doc Holladay | May 26, 2011 | Texas Tea Party Alert
Are you one of the “children”? The liberal Austin media thinks we, the conservative movement, are the children – we need to explain that we are the “parents” and we have woken up. If your opinions have not been heard in Austin join in – it is about being part of the Republic v. minion of the elite.
Legislators are definitely hearing your voice, and that has liberals in the media complaining about your impact.
You are clearly making the establishment upset. They know they’re on the ropes, and here’s proof: they’ve taken to berating voters directly.
The managing editor of one publication said this week that voters like you are “children” who legislators need to tell to “shut up” and force higher taxes upon.
Unless you hang around inside the Capitol, you probably don’t know the Texas Tribune. It was founded by liberal Texas donor John Thornton, and receives money from national leftist George Soros.
In their weekly “TribCast” audio program, managing editor Ross Ramsey, editor Evan Smith and reporters Ben Philpott (also of KUT public radio) and Reeve Hamilton began by discussing the state budget and results of a poll they co-brand with the University of Texas.
“This is like watching one of those families where the kids are running the parents, the parents won’t take responsibility,” said Mr. Ramsey, of legislators listening to taxpayers.
“The voters don’t — I’m going to say this gently — the voters don’t know what’s going on here. They don’t know the details of this [budget debate] and they don’t understand the particulars of this, and yet the legislature is taking all of its advice from a public that is not informed on this stuff.”
According to Mr. Ramsey, taxpayers just don’t get it; he says you don’t understand the complex issues facing the state and the implication for your family and business, and our economy. We just need to let mommy and daddy in the legislature do whatever they want. Namely: tax and spend.
Doc Holladay: Just maybe thousands of us should contact the Texas Tribune and explain to them that it is “We the People” who should be running things not the liberal elite.
See the article below then “insert the crowbar”.
Staff Contact List – http://www.texastribune.org/
CEO and Editor in Chief
by Slow Pokey | May 25, 2011 | The Trailer Park Show
I was wrong.
I was wrong or at least partially wrong on some of my analysis concerning Mexico. Like Hugo Chavez and his connection to drugs, and his commitment to destabilizing Mexico, I’m not exactly wrong, he wants a far left Mexico but his involvement with drugs is kind of a side note.I was all wrong on should we consider fire arms restrictions? If the Walkover Gun Scandal hadn’t broke I would have fallen for their plan. It appears the purpose of this operation was to get people like me to to question our current firearm laws. I may not know what the outcome of it will be but I pray the brightest light possible is shone on the scandal and the individuals behind it. I realize the kind of punishment I would like to see imposed but I am counting on our elected reps to do the right thing. No, I won’t be betting they will.
I was wrong to consider shooting drug users or legalizing drugs to solve Mexico’s problems. In a recent article, or should I say propaganda piece, the author asks: Where are the big drug king pins in America? The author (whom I have read before) drifts to the left, and ignores certain facts – such as what happens if you shoot a police chief in this country.
What’s going on in Mexico is not our fault and of course it took my all time favorite political analyst to straighten me out. I found this piece very informative and I’m sure you will, too.
What else am I wrong on? I’ll take a look and get back to you.
by Peter Morrison | May 25, 2011 | Opinion
If Stephen F. Austin or Sam Houston were governor, I know what they’d do.
I wanted to give subscribers a quick update. Things get really murky at the end of a legislative session and a lot of the immigration issues are in flux. Things look pretty bad, frankly, and it looks like our spineless Republican leadership will fail again, though I will withhold judgment until IRCOT releases their post-legislative report after the session ends this Friday.
Today I am writing you about a different issue: the Texas House unanimously passed a bill criminalizing the sexual assaults routinely performed by TSA agents. The Texas Senate was all set to pass it as well, on a unanimous bipartisan basis, until a threatening letter from the Texas US Attorney threatened to turn Texas into a no-fly zone if our Legislature stood up for our right not to be molested:
Please visit the link above, where you can send an email to your Senator. Senator Patrick calls this a “Come and Take It” moment. If we won’t stand up and defend our children from being sexually assaulted by goons with a federal rent-a-cop badge, we won’t stand up for anything. Similarly, if our Texas Senators allow themselves to be bullied by slimy, unelected federal lawyers and judges, we aren’t worthy of the legacy of our ancestors.
If Stephen F. Austin or Sam Houston were governor, I know what they’d do. The minute a federal judge issued an injunction, the Texas State Guard would be taking over the airports and ensuring no federal official interfered with the rights of citizens of the sovereign state of Texas to fly airplanes for business and pleasure without subjecting themselves to potential sexual assault.
A little commentary on this:
The whole regime of invasive body pat-downs of harmless populations, like elderly black women, little white girls like my three daughters, Hispanics and essentially any other demographic group except for Muslim males is a testament to the tyranny of political correctness. Only Muslims blow themselves up, but we’re not supposed to notice.
On the day of the 9/11 attacks, a white ticket agent, Michael Tuohey, looked at the ringleader Mohammed Atta, and thought to himself “this guy looks like a terrorist.” However, as soon as he had the thought, he said he gave himself a “politically correct slap.” Just think: without PC, 9/11 might have been stopped right there; there would have been no trillion dollar wars and no TSA pat-downs.
Another simple solution not involving putdowns would be to simply have trained dogs sniff the clothes and luggage of each passenger for explosives. The Feds won’t do this, however, because Muslims would be offended: they consider dogs to be an “unclean” animal. So because Muslims have superstitious hangups about dogs and we have an irrational immigration policy that has allowed them to colonize our country, we all get to be molested by the TSA. Meanwhile, President Barack Hussein Obama is bowing to Saudi princes. We truly live in a bizarro world of politically correct craziness.
What I’m about to tell you should really infuriate you: the people making the rest of us go through the TSA molestation line have a different set of rules for themselves. When Nancy Pelosi gets on her private jet paid for by US taxpayers, she doesn’t get a pat-down, or a search, or anything like that. The elites in our society all fly privately away from the TSA degradation that goes on at commercial airports. It’s amazing the difference between what our leaders make us endure and what they go through themselves.
When the ruling elites fly privately, they drive their vehicle directly onto the runway and have their luggage personally loaded by the pilots and support staff. No one stops them to ask for an ID, nor does anyone even touch them, and they and their bodyguards can take anything they want on board, even loaded guns. This is what the elites, the Wall Street bailout welfare queens, the Nancy Pelosis, George Soroses and Rahm Emmanuels reserve for themselves, while ordinary Americans are abased by TSA goons.
How much longer will the American people put up with this nonsense?
Please go here:
and use the email contact form to message the entire Texas Senate and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst.
Some of the results of citizens paying attention for a change.
I know you have received this earlier today, and I expect you will hear from many of us. Felonies while doing State business must be dealt with rapidly for the Senate not only conducts the people’s business but also sets an example.
Senator Royce West during a Public Hearing in the Senate on 5/11/2011 violated Federal Immigration law and committed a Federal Felony by offering a summer job to an illegal alien who was there in the Texas Senate committee room testifying against a Senate bill that would stop in-state tuition for illegal alien students.
Senator Shapiro, what is the process for the Texas Senate to investigate and prosecute Senators who commit Federal Felonies?
Senator West needs to be arrested by ICE and convicted of the Federal Felony of knowing encouraging and offer a summer job to an illegal alien.
Here is a link to the youtube video of the Public Hearing:
Please update me with the status of any Senate process.
Part of the letter I sent to Straus. We’ll see where it goes….
As per the Public Information Act, I am requesting a copy of every Texas House of Representative’s Pledge Card thus far submitted on behalf of the Speaker selection for the 83rd legislative session as of May 25, 2011. I am willing to visit the Speaker’s office to pick up the copies as they are prepared in a timely manner.
by James “Slow Pokey” Ritter | May 24, 2011 | The Trailer Park Show
Well I’m having a party thanking Sheriff Greg Hamilton for his continued support of ICE agents in Travis county jail. It started after reading my friend Paul’s e-mail about when the sheriff put ICE in the jails:
This was a huge deal since the Sheriff was on our side and the support of just a couple dozen citizens reinforced the Sheriff’s confidence. I was even able to convince a few of my friends to attend the Sheriff’s community meeting. While my friends had for years complained about the sanctuary city policy, this was the first time any of them personally did something about it.-Paul
I thought I’d call the Sheriff and talk awhile – we go way back in the trailer park – and remind him that he has support out here on the ICE matter. He told me he’s still catching flack over it so I made sure to thank him. And I told him that I know a bunch of others who would like to thank him, too. SOOOO…
Please come and say thanks to the Sheriff. If you have any questions please contact Pokey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Wright: Come meet Sheriff Greg Hamilton tonight and get your questions answered about TSA agents groping citizens as they attempt to board airplanes in Travis County.
Points to consider: