My Tribute To The Defenders Of The Alamo

 

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From ChuckBaldwinLive.com,by Chuck Baldwin, 03/05/15
Tomorrow, March 6, marks the anniversary of the fall of the Alamo outside of San Antonio, Texas, back in 1836. For more than 13 days, 186 brave and determined patriots withstood Santa Anna’s seasoned army of over 4,000 troops. To a man, the defenders of that mission fort knew they would never leave those ramparts alive. They had several opportunities to leave and live. Yet, they chose to fight and die. How foolish they must look to this generation of spoiled Americans.

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It is difficult to recall that stouthearted men such as Davy Crockett (a nationally-known frontiersman and former congressman), Will Travis (only 26 years old with a little baby at home), and Jim Bowie (a wealthy landowner with properties on both sides of the Rio Grande) really existed. These were real men with real dreams and real desires. Real blood flowed through their veins. They loved their families and enjoyed life as much as any of us do. However, there was something different about them. They possessed a commitment to liberty that transcended personal safety and comfort.

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Liberty is an easy word to say, but it is a hard word to live up to. Freedom involves much more than financial gain or personal pleasure. Accompanying Freedom is her constant and unattractive companion, Responsibility. Neither is she an only child. Courage and Honesty are her sisters. They are inseparable: destroy one and all will die. Continue reading →

The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

 New data shows that the “vanishing” of polar ice is not the result of runaway global warming

The “vanishing” of polar ice (and the polar bears) has become a poster-child for warmists. Photo: ALAMY

The “vanishing” of polar ice (and the polar bears) has become a poster-child for warmists. Photo: ALAMY

Christopher Booker By , from The Telegraph, 10:15PM GMT 02/07/15

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.

This was only the latest of many examples of a practice long recognized by expert observers around the world – one that raises an ever larger question mark over the entire official surface-temperature record.

Heart Surgeon Admits He was Wrong About Low Fat Diet and Heart Disease

Dr. Dwight Lundell

Dr. Dwight Lundell

Health Impact News, by Dr. Dwight Lundell, 03/01/15

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

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Republican rebels stand fast against Boehner, amnesty

House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner

‘If it’s illegal, it’s illegal,’ declares member of GOP resistance
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From World Net Daily, byDrew Zhan, 02/28/15 -

In the contentious voting over a Homeland Security funding bill Friday night, nearly 50 mostly conservative Republicans openly defied House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio – not once, but twice.

Only a last-minute change of heart by Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., spared the Republican speaker from an embarrassing defeat and a possible shutdown of part of the DHS.

At issue was whether the three-week spending bill backed by GOP leadership would be passed with or without funding President Obama’s executive action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of illegal immigrants. Many in Boehner’s party were not willing to pass a bill paying for what they’re calling Obama’s unconstitutional “amnesty” action.

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Why would candidate for governor kill himself?

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From Parker County Daily Post,  by DAVID A. LIEB, 02/28/15

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 2/28/2015

Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.

But in his final days, Tom Schweich described having knots in his stomach over what he thought was an anti-Semitic whisper campaign by a GOP consultant who now runs the state party.

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Sheriff Fowler recognized for fight against animal cruelty

From Parker County Daily Post, by Matthew J. Sanchez, 02/27/15 – 
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler

Animals have long been a subject of admiration as well as a source of companionship. In the case of domesticated animals, their wild ancestors were removed from their natural habitats and bred over the millennia to suit people’s needs and wants. Over that time period, these animals have lost their ability to survive and have come to rely almost solely on people for survival. With that has come a vulnerability which people, unfortunately, have either taken advantage of or neglected to take into account.

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Concealed carry in action!

This article has been around before but it is worth viewing again!
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That poor thug never saw it coming; then again he is just another stupid criminal preying on a “defenseless” hard working honest citizen. But this time the citizen was armed, and was obviously well acquainted with gun control, meaning the ability to control his gun so the bullets come out of the barrel well aimed and on the right target, in this case a scumbag out to do no good.

VIDEO: William Shatner’s Takes Down a Thug at Gunpoint!

Does Gun Control Really Work?!

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King to chair Article V hearing

 

Friends,

I know that many of you have followed the growing movement on issues relating to Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Today in the Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility we will hear testimony by national experts both for and against this effort to amend the Constitution.

I have included a witness list and a link to view the hearing online.

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Why Are Americans Getting Dumber? New International Evidence

From Texaspolicy.com, By: Richard Vedder, February 20th, 2015

seethruedu_blog_bookOne of America’s foremost testing agencies, the Educational Testing Service, has released a new report that is incredibly sobering, demonstrating that adult Americans, regardless of educational attainment are, as a group, less literate with respect to both words and numbers, and less capable of solving problems, than counterparts throughout the industrialized world. Moreover, if anything, the problem has worsened over time despite the fact that the formal levels of educational attainment have risen. We have more schooling than ever, but are, relatively speaking, clueless about the most basic knowledge needed to communicate and make decisions in a complex market economy.  We are doing less with more – “learning per year of school” is almost certainly falling with respect to the most basic forms of knowledge needed to cope in an advanced economy. Moreover, the millennials (those born after 1980), despite their higher levels of schooling (as opposed to learning) know less than their elders. To be a bit harsh, in America, the dumb are becoming dumber.

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Legislative Update: February 20, 2015

Legislative Update: February 20, 2015
It has been a very busy week in Austin. Committees have started to meet, and legislators are working hard to ensure we have a productive session. Here are some highlights from the last few days:Wise County DayThis week I had the privilege to introduce a resolution recognizing February 17 as Wise County Day at the Capitol. It was great to see so many folks from home in Austin. We had a very productive time working on issues important to District 61. I always enjoy seeing friends from the district. If you are ever in town please know the door is always open to constituents.
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