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Republic of Texas now wants its day in court

Photo: Lisa Krantz / San Antonio Express-News

(Story from March 9, 2013)

Modern Texians have a new plan for independence, and it involves Belarus and Estonia.


RER Op-Ed: No, Mayor Parker: What’s Embarrassing is What You’ve Done to Houston


Mayor Annise Parker continues to be the stick in the eye of Houstonians who demand a secure and stable border.  On February 16 U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a ruling to stay President Obama’s unconstitutional illegal immigrant mandate—but that didn’t stop our mayor from jumping feet-first into the fray.

Among fellow sob-sisters brought upon the stage to lament how evil are the people who simply want the laws as they are written to be followed and enforced, Parker proclaimed that Houston has 200,000 illegal immigrants living among us, and by God, they have a right to claim the American citizenship they never sought to obtain legally.

Parker has even gone so far to set up a website so, even while a federal judge has told the federal government to stop the amnesty influx, those people who use taxpayer-funded healthcare, use taxpayer-funded housing, whose children use taxpayer-funded schools and get all manner of taxpayer-funded goodies, can continue (in Spanish!) their grifting—I mean, AMNESTY–paperwork so that one day, Obama-willing, they will become legal to live in America. Frankly, all those “shadows” amnesty advocates tell us about don’t seem all that bad, do they?

Before Judge Hanan ruled in favor of the 26 states seeking to stop Obama’s illegal amnesty, Parker decided to join with 27 other mainly Northeastern mayors to let the world know how far Houston has fallen. “The public interest across the country is served clearly and overwhelmingly by implementing immigration reform by executive action,” The Washington Post reported the mayors’ joint statement.

(Yes, that same immigration reform by executive action Obama said 22 times that he doesn’t have the power to implement. But I digress.)

A few days ago, our fair mayor decided to wade into the Rudy Guiliani “Obama doesn’t love America” controversy by tweeting out that Guiliani was “an embarrassment.” She wrote: “There’ve been presidents I’ve disliked.  I’ve disagreed with each at times. But they all loved America. Giuliani’s an embarrassment.”

No, Mayor Parker. Guilani isn’t an embarrassment. What’s an embarrassment is that in the city of Houston there are potholes the size of Jeeps. What’s an embarrassment is that you thought asking ministers for copies of their sermons to see if they made any references critical of gay marriage wasn’t fascistic. What’s an embarrassment is you demanding private businesses kowtow to your hyper political-correctness and force them to have transgender bathrooms. What’s an embarrassment is your continued flouting of our immigration laws in order to have more eventual Democrats voting to keep your ilk in power.

I’m not sure how much more Houston can take of this actual embarrassment Annise Parker.

by Angela Box

Angela Box

The Dallas Solution

I have a friend who is president of his homeowners association in the Dallas, Texas suburbs. They were having a terrible problem with litter near some of his association’s homes. The reason, according to my friend, is that six very large, luxurious new houses are being built right next to their community.
The trash was coming from the Mexican laborers working at the construction sites and included bags from McDonald’s, Burger King and 7-11, plus coffee cups, napkins, cigarette butts, coke cans, empty bottles, etc. He went to see the site supervisor and…… more here. 



“This is what I call “TINO on Texian” crime. Read all about it. I’ll be discussing on the air this week and I’m still trying to get someone who was there to do an interview.  If you stand silently by for their attack on the peaceable members of the Republic of Texas and others, then there will be no one to speak for you when they come for little ole patriot you. And they will. Eventually.”

Heidi Hansing

Read the complete Dead Line Live blog post HERE!

RER Op-Ed: The Californication Of Texas


Friday’s Austin American-Statesman listed 55 companies that have moved or are moving all or part of their operations from California to Texas, including such luminaries as Visa, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Occidental Petroleum.  The list is not comprehensive, since it did not include Toyota, the world’s largest auto manufacturer, who announced in February last year that they were moving their US headquarters from Los Angeles California to Plano.

While I am happy to see these companies bringing new jobs to Texas, I am somewhat apprehensive about the other thing they are bringing with them – Californians. Toyota’s move alone will transplant 3,000 Californians from the suburbs of Los Angeles to the outskirts of Dallas.

What worries me is that these people will bring with them into Texas the seeds of the very problems that prompted their companies’ exodus from California in the first place – Democratism.

Coloradoans were once a race of independent and proud people who stood as tall as the mountains they loved and spoke as true as the Winchesters they carried.  Then, in the mid-2000s, California reached the stage where even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s charisma couldn’t keep it from sinking into a morass of previous financial mismanagement, and as taxes and housing prices rose and educational standards and respect for law and order plummeted, hundreds of thousands of pot-smoking queer-loving Californians escaped the inevitable results of their political choices by following John Denver’s lead to “Rocky Mountain High” Colorado.

Colorado today, ten years later, is a State in desperate disrepair, with young people ingesting marijuana cookies and jumping from hotel balconies to their death and husbands shooting to death their wives and families with no recollection after eating marijuana laced chocolate and State Senators being recalled for enacting legislation prohibiting Coloradoans from exercising their Constitutionally guaranteed rights and County Sheriffs throughout the State refusing to enforce the State legislature’s un-Constitutional edicts and eleven counties threatening to secede from the State and on and on.

Is this what we rally want for Texas?

Liberals are not capable of learning.  They will leave the high taxes and high prices and crumbling social infrastructure of a State like California and come to a low-tax low-price well-funded State like Colorado or Texas, and they will bring with them the poison of Democratism – the cause of the reason for their fleeing California in the first place.  And they can’t help it.

Democratism is a religion – a religion that comprises Fascism (government is good), Marxism (wealth is bad), and Socialism (mediocrity is equality).  True Democratists cannot abandon those beliefs any more than a Muslim can abandon the belief that Allah is the one true god and Mohamed is his prophet.  You are not going to change either one of them no matter how truly and convincingly you argue.

So what do Texans do about it?  There’s really not much we can do except discourage Californians from coming to Texas.  We certainly don’t want to encourage them, as Governor Perry did last year.

We can’t actually build a wall around Texas to keep Californians out, but we can let all Californians who come here know that – just as we expect Mexicans who come here to become Americans – we expect Californians who come here to become Texans.  And we must be diligent in voting and in evaluating candidates for State Office to keep Democratists out of Texas governement.  Democratists are like termites: they do most of their damage out of sight – behind the smoke screen of misplaced public trust.

The thing that really worries me is that as Coloradoans reform their State from Colofornia back to Colorado, some of their Californicators may decide to leave Colorado and come to Texas.

G. E. Kruckeberg


Obama-Supporting Immigration Attorney Arrested for Fraud – Forged Visa Application Forms

Photo: Anis Saleh Twitter

Irving immigration lawyer and Obama supporter, Sherin Thawer, was arrested on federal fraud charges and for forging applications of illegal immigrants.

Sherin Thawer was invited to the Obama White House last year to discuss immigration reform. reported:

An Irving immigration lawyer was arrested Friday morning on federal fraud charges for allegedly forging visa applications for illegal immigrants she represented, the U.S. attorney’s office said……read more here.

by Jim Hoft

Welch: Carrying guns on campus would make colleges safe

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Most arguments against the legalization of licensed concealed carry (of handguns) on Texas college campuses hinge on the belief that a college campus is a unique environment. Opponents of “campus carry” perform all manner of verbal gymnastics to explain why a trained, licensed, carefully screened adult (age 21 or above) who regularly and without incident carries a concealed handgun at a municipal library, a private health club and a Luby’s Cafeteria would do immeasurable harm by carrying the same concealed handgun at a university library, a student recreation center or a campus cafeteria. Because 19 years of Texas Department of Public Safety statistics show that the practice of licensed concealed carry presents no threat to the rest of the state, opponents must argue that college campuses are fundamentally different from the rest of the state.

The most basic form of this argument… more here.

By Madison D. Welch

Rep. Coleman Files Legislation to Repeal Texas “Stand Your Ground” Law


AUSTIN – Today Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-147) filed House Bill 1627, a bill that would repeal Texas’ “Stand Your Ground” law.

Our state’s “Stand Your Ground” law allows Texans to use deadly force based on their perception of a person or situation as dangerous. House Bill 1627 rightly returns Texas law to a common sense standard while maintaining the ability of homeowners to use deadly force in their home.

“Every day millions of Texans are unreasonably perceived as……read more here.

Jo-Carolyn Goode | , Style Magazine Newswire

Second amendment advocates talk ‘open carry’ at Freedom Friday rally

Photo: Team RER Facebook 

It was a very windy day at the State Capitol but “Freedom Friday” still drew a crowd.

“We are here because we are sick and tired of our leaders, the ones in the pink dome behind me ignoring the wishes of the people of Texas,” said organizer Doc Greene.

Some of the attendees were there to support secession from the Union, others are hoping to — as one man’s sign said — “seal the border.”

Organizer Doc Greene, host of an internet show on says……….read more here.

By Casey Claiborne

Abbott’s items and the GOP platform


This week Greg Abbott gave his State of the State address. He announced five emergency items. We checked the GOP party platform against the newly elected Governor’s agenda.

Abbott’s first emergency item was additional funding to schools adopting high quality pre-kindergarten, a policy he first revealed in March of 2014. The GOP platform opposes mandatory pre-school, but does not otherwise address pre-school, pre-K, and kindergarten policy. Abbott’s plan doesn’t appear to run afoul of the mandate.

However, the Platform is clear about the relationship between money and education quality: “Since data is clear that additional money does not translate into educational achievement, and higher education costs are out of control, we support reducing taxpayer funding to all levels of education institutions.”….read more here.

By Daniel Greer