Posts Tagged “Texas”

Obamacare Seems Here To Stay. McCain Votes No on Graham-Cassidy

Obamacare Seems Here To Stay. McCain Votes No on Graham-Cassidy

Republican’s one last shot (possibly forever) at affecting Obamacare appears over. The Hill is reporting that Senator John McCain of Arizona has just declared his intention to vote no on the Graham-Cassidy reform bill. The GOP no longer has the votes, even with Vice President Pence, to pass this last-ditch effort at reforming Obamacare. Just…

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U.S. Debt Surpasses $20 Trillion, POTUS/Democrats Talk Getting Rid of Debt Limits!

U.S. Debt Surpasses $20 Trillion, POTUS/Democrats Talk Getting Rid of Debt Limits!

Last Tuesday, September 12th, the U.S.A hit a milestone. No, its not time to get out the party hats and confetti! The landmark reached was the national federal debt officially hitting $20 trillion in debt. Thats right! No need to round up anymore in discussing how broke the Union is! Certainly, this news should be…

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Catalan Independence (Plus: Update on Spanish Police-raids)

Catalan Independence (Plus: Update on Spanish Police-raids)

Catalan Independence is coming! And Madrid is on defense. As an interested observer, it is amazing to witness the broad support that Catalonian nationalism has. On September 11, “‘hundreds of thousands‘” of people rallied in the streets in support of Catalan independence from Spain. There is no official opposition campaign, because most of those opposed to…

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HUGE!! 68% of U.S. Voters Open to Secession in Zogby Poll!

HUGE!! 68% of U.S. Voters Open to Secession in Zogby Poll!

Modern America is a land of deep division and bitter disputes. We live in a factious age of hyper-partisanship, where often the most mundane acts carry political meaning, and the person one votes for might be the very thing that destroys a life-long relationship. But even in this tribalistic time, we are yet arriving at…

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Another Broken Promise: Trump May Not Pull Out of Climate Change Agreement

Another Broken Promise: Trump May Not Pull Out of Climate Change Agreement

If you thought last week was upsetting with all the Trump administration walk-backs on many important promises, it seems that Trump may have only been getting warmed-up. This week, The Wall Street Journal was told by a European official that the U.S. will “‘not be renegotiating the Paris Accord’” The Paris Accord involves new global…

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Radio Host Erick Erickson: “If Texas Went Independent Tomorrow,” I’d “Move” There!

Radio Host Erick Erickson: “If Texas Went Independent Tomorrow,” I’d “Move” There!

There really seems to be a lot of hopelessness out there for those that would preserve traditional values and the first-principles of the founding fathers. Though the party that says they are for those things is enjoying political dominance on almost every level of government, they are clearly failing to defend those same ideas: willing…

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Disaster Relief and the Debt Ceiling

Disaster Relief and the Debt Ceiling

This situation should have Texans demanding independence! On August 25th, 2017, the Texas coastline from Port Aransas to Louisiana was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Fortune.com says the estimated cost could be up to $180 billion. Of course many property owners have disaster and flood insurance, so they will quickly begin wrangling with insurance companies. Some…

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Stories of Red Cross Impropriety Continue to Surface

Stories of Red Cross Impropriety Continue to Surface

Texas is not yet a month from the initial devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and Texas charities and other government assistance groups are still out there diligently trying to meet the need that still exists. However, there is one charity, whose name has surfaced now and again in the media and social networking sites as doing…

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President Trump’s Betrayal of Base Hits New Highs, But Do They Care?

President Trump’s Betrayal of Base Hits New Highs, But Do They Care?

This week saw Donald Trump and his administration surprise a lot of people, contradicting himself on some important previous positions and even breaking a few of his biggest campaign promises. Lois Lerner When Trump campaigned against Hillary, one of his big-league promises was to get rid of corruption. You remember “Drain the swamp,” don’t you?…

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TNM Creates Petition for Texas to Investigate Red Cross Fraud

TNM Creates Petition for Texas to Investigate Red Cross Fraud

The Red Cross is a charity of contradictions. They enjoy a relatively good reputation in general, but for many who actually come in contact with the organization, the American Red Cross has a very different repute. In my own previous work in disaster relief, covering more than two dozen South Texas towns, I never once…

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Tobe Hooper, Auteur of Texas Horror, Passes Away

Tobe Hooper, Auteur of Texas Horror, Passes Away

With all the necessary focus on the impact Hurricane Harvey has had on East Texas, here’s a bit of sad news that escaped our mentioning and richly deserves noting. Texas native and renown film director, Tobe Hooper, died at the age of 74 of natural causes in Sherman Oaks, California. His passing took place on…

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Red River Land Grab Revisited: Part Three

Red River Land Grab Revisited: Part Three

In this part, we continue in our conversation with Davey Edwards, Texas state-licensed professional land surveyor, GLO Commissioner candidate, and expert on the federal Red River federal land grab. Last time, we discussed the legal background of the Red River boundary and how the federal government was applying improper methods in conducting their land surveys,…

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Haters on Texas During Harvey

Haters on Texas During Harvey

Hurricane Harvey unleashed surprising devastation upon Texas from Corpus Christi to well past Houston. It was not the wind so much as the rain and flooding. As I speak, Americans and even Mexicans joined arms to reach out to people needing rescue and supplies. While the hard work of helping those in need continues with…

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Red River Land Grab Revisited: Part Two

Red River Land Grab Revisited: Part Two

In our continuing series on the federal government’s seizure of Texas land along the Red River, I spoke with Davey Edwards. Edwards is a Texas state-licensed professional land surveyor, as well as a certified federal surveyor for the United States bureau of land management. He holds a M.S. in geospatial survey engineering and also a…

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The Texas State Guard Responds to Disaster

The Texas State Guard Responds to Disaster

Media coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has been filled with images of men and women in military uniform. However, if you look closely, some of those soldiers wear Lone Star patches in place of US flags. All Photos courtesy of the Texas State Guard. Texas has her own state military. The Texas State…

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Secretary Mnuchin: Debt-Ceiling Raise “Should Be Tied To the Harvey Funding”

Secretary Mnuchin: Debt-Ceiling Raise “Should Be Tied To the Harvey Funding”

Today on FoxNews Sunday, Trump administration’s Treasurery Secretary Steve Mnuchin was featured on the the topic of the White House’s plans to ask Congress for $7.85 billion in “immediate aid” and $6.7 billion in “additional funds” for the disaster relief effort in Texas. Chris Wallace raised remarks made by members of the House Freedom Caucus…

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Is FEMA Preventing Water From Going Out to Harvey Victims?

Is FEMA Preventing Water From Going Out to Harvey Victims?

In response to the devastation of Texas communities near the gulf coast, many in Texas have mobilized to rescue and get supplies to those affected, still in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Companies, charities, even individual Texans have loaded up and headed out to offer assistance. Although there are many examples of aid getting to…

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Remember the Alamo, As Is!

Remember the Alamo, As Is!

There are few people in Texas, nor (no doubt) people in the world, that have not heard the call of "Remember the Alamo!" This phrase, first uttered by General Sam Houston, has over the decades of popular repetition grown from its original purpose to motivate the Texian troops at the battle of San Jacinto to something…

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Texas Salvation Army Supports the Harvey Relief

Texas Salvation Army Supports the Harvey Relief

In our on-going series regarding the relief effort for hurricane Harvey, today we turn a spotlight on the Texas Division of The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is well known for its disaster relief programs, often getting to the disaster scene before many other well-known charities. TSA is also known for a very low overhead…

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TNM Issues a Statement on Texas and FEMA Dollars

TNM Issues a Statement on Texas and FEMA Dollars

When natural disasters strike, the chorus of those singing the praises of the federal government and the justification for it in all of our lives is already primed and ready to go. However, as outlined in the following statement from TNM, this praise is less than deserved. While Texans are still reeling from the effects…

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