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The LIE That Caused 177 Arrests in Waco

(Jerry Larson / Associated Press)

Within hours of the tragedy in Waco law enforcement incorrectly reported that the gathering at Twin Peaks was a gang meeting intended to discuss issues over recruitment and turf.  This is simply not the truth. At best it is false statement based on sloppy and irresponsible conjecture and research. At worst, it is a lie that was used to justify arresting 177 bikers, charging them with participating in organized crime, and giving them each $1 million dollar bonds.

This mischaracterization was also used to …….. read more here.

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TJ Scott: 2015 November Election TX Constitutional Amendments

Proposition 1 (SJR 1)
“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amountof ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property.”
By: Nelson

  • I am sure this will pass, because people think they are getting lower taxes. I had hoped (fat chance) that the legislature would have followed the RPT Platform Plank “We support the abolishment of property taxes, but in the interim, property taxes should be paid on the price of the property when it was initially purchased.” This would have kept a person from buying property for $100,000 and then 10 years later being taxed on $250,000 because their house appreciated but their income has not!

 

Proposition 2 (HJR 75)
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran who died before the law authorizing a residence homestead exemption for such a veteran took effect.”
By: Bonnen

  • This is to clean up the Prop 1 in the November of 2013 election that I was against because it treats people different when taxing them. I think as a conservative all people should be treated the same in the taxing department. I will be voting NO on this!

 

Proposition 3 (SJR 52)
“The constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.”
By: Campbell

  •  This makes sense in today’s world that a person can live almost anywhere and do some jobs. If a Railroad Commissioner wants to live in San Antonio and drive that commute so be it. I will be voting YES on this.

 

Proposition 4 (HJR 73)
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.”

By: Geren

  • I am against this because it is picking winners and losers. why should professional sports team be given a special exemption? Change the law for everyone of no one.

 

Proposition 5 (SJR 17)
“The constitutional amendment to authorize counties with a population of 7,500 or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.”

By: Perry

  • This constitutional amendment just changes the constitution from 5000 to 7500?

 

Proposition 6 (SJR 22)
“The constitutional amendment recognizing the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to laws that promote wildlife conservation.”

by Creighton

 

  • “With recent lawsuits across the nation attacking our right to hunt and fish, I am eager for Proposition 6 to be presented to our voters on the November ballot. Hunting and fishing remains a strong part of our Texas heritage and we need to protect those rights now more than ever before.”
  • “Hunting and fishing are deeply engrained in our state’s culture, and when Proposition 6 is passed by the voters, these rights will be protected for future generations of Texans.”
  • “Texas State Rifle Association, the NRA state affiliate, supported SJR 22 , said Alice Tripp, Legislative Director of the Texas State Rifle Association PAC. “Prop 6 should protect the hunting and fishing heritage of our children and grandchildren as Texas grows and develops.”
  • “This is an exciting step forward in the process and we can’t wait for the November ballot to firmly entrench our outdoor rights for future Texans,” remarked Ben Carter, Executive Director of Dallas Safari Club. “Given the need for scientific conservation and the massive economic impact hunting and fishing has on the state, Prop 6 will ensure Texans are able to conserve our wildlife resources while securing our outdoor heritage for generations to come.”

 

Proposition 7 (SJR 5)
“The constitutional amendment dedicating certain sales and use tax revenue and motor vehicle sales, use, and rental tax revenue to the state highway fund to provide funding for nontolled roads and the reduction of certain transportation-related debt.”

  • I am not supporting this because it is robbing Peter to pay Paul.
    Again I am sure it will pass just like the Rainy Day Fund diversion that was voted on in November of 2014 for roads.
    What this Constitutional Amendment does is take a portion of the vehicle sales tax that goes to the General Fund at the moment and gives it to TXDot for roads and infrastructure.
    I think roads and infrastructure are one of the biggest problems in Texas (although last week at the CTRA July meeting we went around the room and had all 38 attendees tell us their two most important issues for Texas and not one mentioned roads and infrastructure, it is still one of my top 2 issues).  The problem is this is an easy fix for our politicians that do not want to make hard decisions which is what got us in to this road mess in the first place.
    We have not had a gas tax increase since 1991 and on top of that we have a 25% diversion from Gas Tax to Education. (Representative Paul Workman tells me I can’t call it a diversion because it is in the Texas Constitution but I disagree).
    I believe that roads and infrastructure should be paid for by the people that use the roads and that is by taxing Gas and licensing fees.
    The legislature does not want the heat from the Education lobby so they will not get rid of the 25% diversion of the gas tax and they won’t raise the gas tax because that is not Republican.
    So the legislature has come up with this plan to take money from the General Fund for roads and I am opposed to it.
    I will be voting NO.

 

Click HERE to see the results from a poll taken at a Central Texas Republican Assembly meeting recently.

TJ Scott

Precinct Chairman, Travis County Precinct  0358

Waco Judge Rules Being in a Club is a Crime?

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The first examining trial related to the Waco shooting concluded with the judge finding sufficient probable cause for the arrest and charge of a married couple present at the Twin Peaks on May 17, 2015. There was no evidence presented of either individual committing an actual crime. The judge found probable cause to arrest Mr. And Mrs. English as parties engaging in organized criminal activity.   Their association with one of these groups, displayed through a support patch, was determined to be sufficient probable cause to send the question to a grand jury to consider an ……….. read more here.

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Press Release: Houston Area Taxpayers & Parents Protest the Use of Tax Money Used for Arabic Immersion School

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CONTACT: Elizabeth Theiss: Founder (832) 758-4473
Sam Herrera: Outreach Director (713) 545-3449

-For IMMEDIATE RELEASE-

 Houston Area Taxpayers and Parents to Demonstrate for National Cohesion on Opening Day of Houston ISD’s Arabic Immersion Magnet School

Houston area taxpayers,concerned citizens and parents will assemble to oppose the Houston ISD Arabic Immersion Magnet School on the opening day of school in the Houston Heights.

Instead of seeking assimilation of all immigrants into the American Culture, including, speaking a common language,Houston ISD presses ahead on Balkinization. Instead of emphasizing unity through English immersion studies, HISD has opted to create a special school for a group that rejects assimilation into the American way. Promoters of this school, such as, the Arab-American Cultural Center and the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce who pushed for this school have the full cooperation from the Houston ISD Board and intimately assist the district’s needs in Arabic staffing.
The force financing part of this initiative is the Qatar Foundation International. This organization’s board includes the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan.Qatar is a major financier of terrorist activity in the middle east and Africa. HISD has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from Qatar in return for allowing the creation of programs that will promote the Arabic language and culture. Instead of promoting English and Western culture, HISD will assist those of Arabic backgrounds maintain their native language skills so they can study the Koran,according to a Robert E. Lee High School grant application.
The fact that HISD is engaging in a hypocritical rejecting of our national history and experience, the sacrifice of millions of soldiers is evidenced by the efforts to rename schools that were named after important Confederate leaders in our nations past. Using the excuse that these individuals promoted slavery is a falsehood when we consider that HISD is affiliated with an Emirate state notorious for modern day slavery to build its infrastructures in the desert in preparation for a 2022 World Cup bid.
“It is a shame that Houston ISD has a board full of trustees bent on promoting the global citizen instead of teaching love for country,” says Liz Theiss,organizer, “it is evident by their actions that they care less about the educational needs of the students in their district and more about their political agendas and careers.”

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Meet Kent A. Schaffer and Brian Wice, the two men prosecuting Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

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Houston lawyers Kent Schaffer and Brian Wice are the two special prosecutors assigned to attorney general Ken Paxton’s case.

Two special prosecutors have been appointed to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s case. Here’s a look at who they are:

Kent A. Schaffer

One of two special prosecutors appointed in the Paxton case, Kent Schaffer, 60,  is a partner in Bires Schaffer & DeBorde of Houston. The 17-year-old law firm specializes in criminal defense matters, including business fraud and other white-collar crimes.

Schaffer began his career in ……… read more here. 

G. E. Kruckeberg: Our Texas Nightmare

Our 2,000 mile long border with Mexico is as porous as the hull of the Titanic.  At its western end, it’s riddled with tunnels from Tijuana used to funnel drugs into the San Diego California distribution point.  Farther to the east, in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, coyotes routinely walk unimpeded across the unmarked border with trains of criminal infiltrators in tow.  But there is an even greater danger than drugs and criminal infiltrators posed by our federally promoted open border – Muslim terrorism.

Mike McCaul, U.S. Representative for the tenth district of Texas and Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has warned repeatedly of the danger of domestic Muslim terrorism presented by our southern non-border.  Representative McCaul recently stated:

“President Obama claims that our borders are more secure than ever before.  This is simply not true.  As of last count, only 44 percent of the border was under operational control.  Just last year the Border Patrol apprehended almost half a million individuals along our Southern border – representing only the people we know that are being stopped.  We have no way of telling how many people we didn’t catch, or what they brought with them.”
So a little over 1,100 miles of our 2,000 mile long border with Mexico is simply not being secured by our Gestapo-esque Department of Homeland Subjugation (DHS).  That’s a strip of border as long as the distance from Houston to Chicago that’s wide open to anyone from drug smugglers to Muslim terrorists.

And if you think the latter is hysterical exaggeration, consider that earlier this year, two ISIS training camps were discovered in Mexico.  One camp is only eight miles from Juarez, which is right across the border from El Paso.  The other camp, is in Puerto Palomas in Mexico’s Chihuahua State, within walking distance of the New Mexico border.  And the border in that area is no more than a line on a map, with the nearest towns of Deming and Columbus, over thirty miles to the north.

Now why would ISIS be establishing jihad training camps in Mexico adjacent to the southern border of Texas and eastern New Mexico?  Are they planning to attack Mexico?  Or could this just possibly be a training ground from which to launch terrorist attacks against the Great Satan, the United States, across its unsecured southern border?

And if this immanent threat is so obvious to Representative Mc Caul and myself, why is it being not only ignored but denied by the Obama mis-administration?  The easy answer to that is that the Democrats plan to milk the criminal infiltrator community for votes and hence are intent on keeping the border open at whatever potential cost in drugs and terrorism.  But that answer seems a bit simplistic, and it posits a level of impassiveness that seems hard to attribute even to one as clueless of the realities of life as President Obama.

No, I think there’s something more at play here.  Barack Husein Obama is a Muslim.  He was born a Muslim in Kenya and he was raised a Muslim in Indonesia.  The Muslim principle of Umma requires him, as a Muslim, to assist his Muslim brethren in whatever endeavors they may undertake, even if those endeavors threaten the security of the entity he took an oath to protect.  (Of course, under the Muslim principle of Hudaybiyyah, any oath to an infidel is non-binding in any case.)

So we have a foreign entity just across our southern border preparing to invade our country and a Commander-in-Chief who is committed to aiding and abetting that invasion.  And you can bet your best pair of boots that invasion is coming to Texas!  Muslims are fascinated by symbolism, and they see Texas as the distillate of everything they hate about America – freedom, free enterprise, and confident arrogance.

But Muslims are, as I said, not strategically motivated.  They would rather destroy the World Trade Center, a symbol of American hegemony, and kill a symbolically large number of Americans than take out the Hoover Damn and deprive three States of electricity.  San Antonio has a greater chance of losing the Alamo than Houston does of losing the ship channel.

In preparing for this invasion, therefore, we should concentrate on protecting those entities that symbolize Texas strengths and values.  The Governor and other State officers are obvious targets, as are commercial buildings in Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.  Each of those three cities, incidentally, harbor an enclave of Muslims ready and eager to assist in jihad against Texas and everything it stands for.  Sporting events and other venues involving close concentrations of people should be avoided, since Muslims would rather bomb a Boston Marathon than a nuclear generating plant.

Above all, stand tall, don’t be daunted, and keep your guns oiled and your ammo supply well stocked.

Semper Fi.

S&P erases gains for year as stocks plunge 2% on Fed, growth concerns

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U.S. stocks closed near session lows on Thursday, off more than 2 percent, as investors weighed continued uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and concerns about global growth headed by slowing in China.

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average both had their worst day since Feb. 3, 2014. ( Tweet This )

“I think the markets are overly pessimistic,” said Anthony Valeri, investment strategist at LPL Financial. “I think this ……. read more here.

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Donald Trump says illegal immigrants ‘have to go.’ Only 31 percent of Republicans agree.

(Charlie Neibergall | The Associated Press)

Bolded in his newly released plan on how Donald Trump would solve our country’s immigration problems if he becomes president is a suggestion to triple the number of law-enforcement agents working to guard the border.

That and other measures Trump proposes — including deporting immigrants convicted of a crime and detaining and deporting immigrants caught crossing the border illegally — would amount to a significant increase in ………. read more here.

By Amber Phillips

Judge to San Marcos: Review petition sigs, add fluoride ban amendment to ballot

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City of San Marcos voters are closer to weighing in on a charter amendment seeking to ban the city’s fluoridation of its water supply. Despite the city’s apparent commitment to disqualify a petition effort seeking this change, state Judicial District Court Judge Bruce Boyer late Friday ordered the city to review the petition signatures and, if found in compliance, include the measure on the Nov. 3 election ballot.

In his ruling, Boyer noted “the Court also takes note of the principle that the citizens’ right to exercise their reserved legislative power should be liberally construed in favor of that power.”

Ruling for the petitioners on all points raised, the judge issued the …………… read more here.

by Lou Ann Anderson

13 undocumented immigrants rescued near Laredo, Border Patrol says

Border Patrol renders aid to an undocumented immigrant.

Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector said Friday they rescued over 13 undocumented immigrants this week in separate incidents.

Members of the U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Sector Border Search Trauma and Rescue agents, and an air asset from the Office of Air and Marine recently worked together to ……… read more here.

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