How to fix property taxes: Get rid of them

From TribTalk.org, By , Nov. 17, 2014

Photo by Callie Richmond

Photo by Callie Richmond

With the 84th Texas Legislature convening in less than two months, it’s time for lawmakers to consider a proposal that would benefit all Texans: the elimination of local property taxes.

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Report: Iran Secretly Continuing Nuclear Weapons Work

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant / AP

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant / AP

From FreeBeacon.com, BY: , 11/20/14

VIENNA—Iran never halted its clandestine nuclear weapons program despite repeated assurances to the West, according to a report that sheds new light on Tehran’s current and ongoing research into the creation of a nuclear warhead.

As the Nov. 24 deadline for nuclear talks between the West and Iran approaches, the report provides evidence that Iran continues to “vigorously” pursue a nuclear weapon.

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A White House mass pardon for identity thieves

michelle_malkin_newThe amnesty brigade loves to extol the virtues of those who are “doing the work no Americans will do.” But when it comes to punishing illegal workers who have raided the lives of innocent Americans to feloniously secure jobs, mortgages and medical care, mum’s the word.


From OneNewsNow.com, by Michelle Malkin – Guest Columnist, 11/19/14 – 

President Obama is poised to show his “compassion” this week by granting work cards to an estimated five million illegal immigrants through an imperial executive order. As for the vast, untold number of law-abiding citizens whose identities have been stolen by foreign law-breakers, two words: Tough luck.

Social Security card fraudsters have made out like bandits thanks to the White House. Their victims are about to get kicked in the teeth again.

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Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

NewsMax.com, By Clayton B. Reid, 16 Nov 2014 -

Image: Climatologist: 30-Year Cold Spell Strikes Earth

With nasty cold fronts thrusting an icy and early winter across the continental U.S. — along with last winter described by USA Today as “one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record” — climatologist John L. Casey thinks the weather pattern is here to stay for decades to come.In fact, Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, is out with the  provocative book “Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell,” which warns that a radical shift in global climate is underway, and that Al Gore and other environmentalists have it completely wrong.  [Get “Dark Winter” with Free Offer — Click Here]

The earth, he says, is cooling, and cooling fast.

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Social Studies Materials Near Final Vote

text booksTexans for Superior Education, by Frank Mayo, 11/16/14 -

The midterm election was a great step forward for the most part. Most levels of government are now substantially more motivated to listen to conservative ideas and principles.

Unfortunately the State Board of Education (SBOE) ended up with the same basic balance with the progressives maintaining a small but important majority. That means we must be very active telling them what makes good sense. We will have to work diligently to get favorable results.

This week the SBOE will have their final meeting on materials for review this year. These include social studies, math and the arts. Of those the social studies materials are by far the most problematic. The errors and biases in these materials are typical of the political correctness pushed by the progressive mindset in CSCOPE and Common Core. That is not surprising since these publishers would like to sell Texas the same textbooks that they expect to sell the states that have bought into Common Core to get a payoff by the federal Department of Education.

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TEXAS: New bill declares all federal gun control invalid and non enforceable

Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol

AUSTIN, November 14, 2014– A Texas legislator has introduced a new bill to derail the enforcement of virtually all federal gun control measures within the state’s borders.

“With this bill, Texas could help lead the country forward,” said Scott Landreth, campaign lead for ShallNot.org, a project of the Tenth Amendment Center that advocates for states to protect their citizens from federal overreach. “Passage would have serious impact on the federal government’s ability to carry out its unconstitutional gun control measures already on the books.”

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Time to eliminate those who have demonstrated an unwillingness to truly respect the taxpayer

How true. A couple of points should be re-emphasized again and again. As various levels of local and regional government start to really feel the pinch a number of actions will be initiated before default. Why? Default would place the government employee’s benefit plans in jeporady. That cannot be tolerated.

So what will happen?

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Will Weatherford Default When the Economy Rolls Over

downtown-2by Senator Blutarsky -

Poor “plan” and poor timing. One has to wonder why the City Council would even consider such a boondoggle.

Charles Hugh Smith has an interesting new column -

Which Cities/States Will Be the First to Default When the Economy Rolls Over? (November 12, 2014)

What happens to local governments when the economy rolls over?

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City Council wants to “invent” their concept of historic downtown

downtownby Carla Hollingsworth Johnson -

Lenny, many kudos for your analysis of that senseless proposal! One comment I’d like to add (that actually came from my mother) is there is nothing “historic” about the plans for downtown. The council doesn’t want to “revive” an historic feel, they want to “invent” their concept of “historic”. For many years, we have had people in city government that have wanted to make Weatherford one of the Texas cities that has successfully brought business back to their square (think Granbury, Denton, McKinney).

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Concealed carry law changes in Kansas begin Monday

COME AND TAKE IT!

COME AND TAKE IT!

Should Texas follow Kansas’ lead and allow CHL holders unrestricted access to more public buildings such as college and university campuses, courthouses, state offices and other public buildings?

Please read and consider the following article:

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From The Kansas City Star, (The Associated Press) By JOHN MILBURN, 06/29/13 -

TOPEKA – Starting Monday, licensed gun owners will be allowed to bring their concealed weapons into more government buildings in Kansas and people who try to bring them into places where they are prohibited won’t face criminal penalties.

The provisions are part of an expansion of Kansas’ concealed carry law passed during last year’s legislative session as the federal government was discussing gun-control measures in the wake of a mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in December. The new rules allow people with concealed carry permits to bring firearms into public buildings deemed not to have adequate security measures, such as metal detectors and trained guards.

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