Tag: Texas

Website offers ‘Rick Perry Mezuzah’

Texas governor honored for Mezuzah Law he signed in June. ‘Who knows? Maybe he’ll put it on the Texas State House or even the White House if he is lucky,’ says website owner Ynetnews

A website specializing in mezuzot is offering a gigantic mezuzah named after Texas Governor Rick Perry in honor of the Mezuzah Law he signed in June.

The law was signed to counter condominium associations which were prohibiting the object affixed to the doorframe in Jewish homes.

Rabbi Yona Metzger

Aaron Shaffier, the owner of the website, explained: “When I read about the law, I noticed that it permits Mezuzahs up to 25 inches (63 cm). On the one hand I thought it was great that this law was passed.

“On the other hand, I thought it was a bit sad that there was a need for such a law in the USA. I thought it would be cool to have a 26 inch mezuzah case made and name it after Governor Perry, both to honor him for passing this law and to push the envelope a bit.”

Texas sues Oklahoma over water supply

ARDMORE, OK – The saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” is not always true, at least not when it comes to the state’s water supply.

Oklahoma State Representative Pat Ownbey said Texas sued to get access to Oklahoma’s water because demand in the Lone Star state is on the rise.

“Texas has tried to force our hand basically saying that the court is going to make that decision for us if we dont make it ourselves but at this point the court has ruled in our favor about every time,” Ownbey said.

Earlier this month, a federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit seeking to authorize the sale of southeastern Oklahoma water to a north Texas water district.

Gov. Perry has problematic friends

By Pamela Geller Texas Governor Rick Perry announced Saturday that he is going to seek the Republican nomination for President, and in his speech declaring his candidacy, he sounded great: “we reject this President’s unbridled fixation on taking more money out of the wallets and pocketbooks of American families and employers and giving it to a central government,” Perry said. “‘Spreading the wealth’ punishes success while setting America on course to greater dependency on government. Washington’s insatiable desire to spend our children’s inheritance on failed ‘stimulus’ plans and other misguided economic theories have given us record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.”

Perry promises to fix all that: “We’ll create jobs. We’ll get America working again. We’ll create jobs and we’ll build wealth, we’ll truly educate and innovate in science, and in technology, engineering and math. We’ll create the jobs and the progress needed to get America working again.”

Obama lizard agenda undercutting economy

Says proposed protections for reptile could disrupt Texas oil patch

By Taylor Hudson

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

A small brown spiny striped lizard is causing a Texas sized controversy for those concerned about how conservation efforts could damage the economy. And now there are accusations that protections proposed by the Obama administration are being pursued to undercut the economy in the Republican-dominated state.

The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard is a proposed candidate for the Endangered Species List by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. If added, the lizard and its habitat would be protected by government regulation, raising concerns about interference with thriving Texan industries such as oil, gas and ranching.

Helen McDaniel, a widowed rancher, is one of many voicing opposition. McDaniel owns property in four Texas counties, three of which the lizard is believed to occupy including Crane, Ward, and Winkler.

“This is a tragedy for us out here, a disaster for me personally,” said McDaniel.

Ranching is McDaniel’s source of income. She is concerned that if government regulation interferes with ranching, hunting, and other activities on the counties included as the lizards habitat, her valuable land will become worthless.

Rep. Gohmert takes on Eric Holder

Watch this explosive video of Rep. Louie Gohmert questioning Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Justice Department oversight meeting last week.

Rep. Gohmert takes the Attorney General to task regarding Holder’s failure to pursue further indictments against organizations like ISNA and CAIR in the Holy Land Foundation terror finance trial of 2008.

Rep. Gohmert is a former chief justice of the 12th Court of Appeals in Texas and a rising star within the overall movement that is resisting the rise of radical Islam. He is one of the Members of Congress we have invited to speak at the legislative briefing portion of our national conference.

His boldness and clarity in confronting the spread of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence in America is a refreshing change among the elected ranks in Washington and is why we at ACT! for America have invited him to speak at our legislative briefing

Chinese are here, eyeing Texas ports

The Chinese are eyeing facilities in Texas to further their economic invasion of the United States.

Negotiations are under way for communist Beijing to utilize as a �logistics hub� the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, which was closed in 1995 during the Clinton administration�s base reduction program.

If the deal is consummated the Chinese will also gain access to two major Texas ports at Corpus Christi and Houston on the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico, an 11,000-foot-long airstrip, which is part of the Kelly base facilities, rail links with railcar switching facilities and links with five interstate highways. The Chinese are keenly interested in the deal because the San Antonio base will help facilitate its trade with Mexico.

San Antonio will give China access to a highway corridor along I-35, linking San Antonio to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which is just across the border from Laredo in west Texas.

Is domestic use of drones invasion of privacy?

By Peter Finn The suspect’s house, just west of this city, sat on a hilltop at the end of a steep, exposed driveway. Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety believed the man inside had a large stash of drugs and a cache of weapons, including high-caliber rifles. Domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate Drones on the home front With Air Force’s Gorgon Drone ‘we can see everything’ As dawn broke, a SWAT team waiting to execute a search warrant wanted a last-minute aerial sweep of the property, in part to check for unseen dangers. But there was a problem: The department’s aircraft section feared that if it put up a helicopter, the suspect might try to shoot it down.

So the Texas agents did what no state or local law enforcement agency had done before in a high-risk operation: They launched a drone. A bird-size device called a Wasp floated hundreds of feet into the sky and instantly beamed live video to agents on the ground. The SWAT team stormed the house and arrested the suspect

Texan calls for jail time for enforcing Obamacare

Texan calls for jail time for enforcing Obamacare
Proposal defines demanding compliance as felony with penalty of 5 years, $5,000

By Bob Unruh

Texans take their rights seriously.

A bill that has been prefiled for the 2011 state legislative session creates penalties of up to $5,000 in fines and up to five years in jail for anyone guilty of the “felony” of attempting “to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation” of Obamacare, the president’s plan that effectively nationalizes the health-care decision making process.

The plan by Texas Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, effectively would nullify the federal health care legislation in his state.

At least, that is what the bill that “relates to federal health care legislation” says:
The federal Act:

(1) is invalid in this state;

(2) is not recognized by this state;

(3) is specifically rejected by this state; and

Controversial event comes to Killeen

To honor the Nov. 5th anniversary, one group will send out a heated message against Islam. Tomorrow, retired Army General Jerry Boykin and former terrorists like Walid Shoebat will speak on counter terrorism. Shoebat is well-known for his stance against the Islamic religion. He converted to Christianity twenty years ago. To end terrorism, Shoebat says Muslims must do the same.

“When I used to be a terrorist, I was portrayed as a freedom fighter. The day that I decided to repent from terrorism, change my religion, that’s when I became an Islamophobic, bigoted, racist. I committed the crime of become a Christian. That’s becoming a crime these days,” Walid says.

Sunday’s event will begin at 2 p.m. with a memorial ceremony for the Fort Hood shooting victims. Shoebat says the shooting could’ve been prevented if the government wasn’t so politically correct.

‘No more white-washing Islam’

“In one instance, devoting 120 student text lines to Christian beliefs, practices, and holy writings but 248 (more than twice as many) to those of Islam; and dwelling for 27 student text lines on Crusaders’ massacre of Muslims at Jerusalem in 1099 yet censoring Muslims’ massacres of Christians there in 1244 and at Antioch in 1268, implying that Christian brutality and Muslim loss of life are significant but Islamic cruelty and Christian deaths are not.”
#imag1 State board adopts resolution calling for fairness regarding world’s religions

The elected Texas Board of Education today adopted a resolution that warns textbook publishers to be careful and provide fair treatment of the world’s religions – or face being snubbed by the state that buys more textbooks than any other.

The resolution, introduced by former Texas school board member Randy Rives, states: “Resolved, That the SBOE will look to reject future prejudicial social studies submissions that continue to offend Texas law with respect to treatment of the world’s major religious groups by significant inequalities of coverage space-wise and/or by demonizing or lionizing one or more of them over others.”

The resolution, adopted on a 7-6 vote, declares that “pro-Islamic/anti-Christian half-truths, selective disinformation, and false editorial stereotypes still roil some social studies textbooks nationwide,” including some “politically correct whitewashes of Islamic culture and stigmas on Christian civilization.”

The resolution included pages of footnotes documenting the specific offenses discovered in various textbooks, including “patterns of pejoratives toward Christians and superlatives toward Muslims, calling Crusaders aggressors, ‘violent attackers,’ or ‘invaders’ while euphemizing Muslim conquest of Christian lands as ‘migrations’ by ’empire builders.'”