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Chuck Norris weighs in on Jade Helm 15

What started as a subtle buzz in the backwoods of the Internet has blossomed into a surreal national controversy, with scathing accusations hurled between comments from big-name celebrities, national lawmakers, the governor of Texas and the White House.

The most recent: high-kicking "Texas Ranger" Chuck Norris and TV funnyman Jon Stewart.

"If you haven't heard about Jade Helm 15, you need to," wrote Norris in a concerned op-ed on conservative news site WND titled "Exclusive: Chuck Norris reminds Americans to never check brains at government's door."

Jade Helm is a Special Forces training operation planned for Texas and the American Southwest this summer, but word spread online that the exercise was a front a federal takeover, and a sizable bloc of Texans told the troops they're not welcomed.

Read more: http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/chuck-norris-weighs-in-on-jade-helm/article_93f7cc6e-f36e-11e4-bee2-7b88a61ed548.html
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 09:18 PM (0 replies)

Texas Senate Gives Go Ahead to Stop All Insurance Plans from Paying for Abortions

As Amy Silverstein warned us might happen last week, the Texas Senate has moved forward with banning insurance providers from covering the nearly all abortions sought by Texas women.

Larry Taylor, a Republican from Friendswood, stressed that his bill was not a ban on elective abortion. Instead, Taylor said, S.B. 575 merely allows Texans who don't support abortion to opt out of subsidizing them with their insurance premiums.

Following that train of thought blood transfusions, birth control and, hell, Western medicine in general shouldn't be funded by health insurance, something that Senator Sylvia Garcia, a Democrat from Houston, picked up on.

"What if I don't believe in vasectomies?," she asked Tuesday.

"That's another bill for another day," Taylor answered.

Read more: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2015/05/texas_senate_ban_insurance_abortions.php

Once again, I will note that Larry Taylor is an insurance agent.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 08:18 PM (3 replies)

Squee alert! Momma cat gets new kittens, babies get new momma


Photo By Kelli Nicole Photography

A mother lost her children. Somewhere else, three children lost their mother. But from the two broken families of cats, a whole new one was made by some Houston volunteers. A lonely mom has kittens to nurse, and the little cats are hungry no more.

"It's just miraculous that we found each other at just the right time," said Amanda Lowe, a fosterer of kittens with Houston area charity Dori's Darlings who cared for the kittens--Lily, Abby and Teddy--before they found a new mother.

She played mom for four days before receiving word through the organization that a momma cat named Mikey needed babies. So a meeting was arranged, and Mikey met the babies. They got on well, and within just 15 minutes Mikey was nursing the babies with accumulating milk meant for the babies she had lost.

"It was so special," said Lowe, who posted photos of the meeting on Facebook and other internet forums. "There's just so much sadness going on the news today that I knew everyone else would see the beauty and joy in it."

Read more: http://www.chron.com/life/pets-cats/article/Momma-cat-gets-new-kittens-babies-get-new-momma-6244159.php#photo-7930901
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 08:14 PM (1 replies)

Conservative group secretly videotapes lawmakers for months, to lay bare “hypocrisy”

A conservative group calling itself “investigative journalists” has been following — and secretly videotaping — Texas state legislators for six months in a bid to expose “hypocrisy,” a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

The American Phoenix Foundation hired 16 people to confront and tape lawmakers in and around the Texas Capitol, said John Beria.

“We wanted to send a team down to Austin that would document some of the moral failings and hypocrisy of some of the legislators and lobbyists — and Austin culture in general,” Beria said. “Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, whatever — it doesn’t matter what label they wear. We just want to find the hypocrites.”

Last week, Department of Public Safety officers stopped members of the “Phoenix” investigative team for questioning after receiving complaints by House members of harassment. No arrests were made. DPS spokesman Tom Vinger, asked about the incident, said, “DPS does not discuss security-related matters.”

Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/conservative-group-secretly-videotapes-lawmakers-for-months-to-lay-bare-hypocrisy.html/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 08:09 PM (1 replies)

Garland mayor says community would have been better off without Geller, event

Garland Mayor Douglas Athas thanked his city’s police publicly Monday night. This afternoon he broadened his retrospect on the Sunday evening incident in which two gunmen were killed at the Curtis Culwell Center.

He wishes Pamela Geller would not have chosen Garland for the American Freedom Defense Initiative event.

“Certainly in hindsight, we as a community would be better off if she hadn’t. It was an event not for Garlandites or Texans.

“Her actions put my police officers, my citizens and others at risk. Her program invited an incendiary reaction.

Read more: http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/garland-mayor-says-community-would-have-been-better-off-without-geller-event.html/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 07:40 PM (6 replies)

Ted Cruz blasts Obama team for failing to “connect the dots” before Garland attack

Source: Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz accused the Obama administration Tuesday of bungling, asserting that federal officials should have intercepted the two men shot dead Sunday before they reached an anti-Muslim conference in Garland.

“Once again, as with Nidal Hasan and the Tsarnaev brothers, we have radical Islamic terrorists who this Administration knew about and yet failed to connect the dots and prevent this act of terrorism,” Cruz said.

He was referring to Hasan’s November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, and the Boston Marathon bombing, saying they reflect “the same evil” behind the attack in suburban Dallas. A Garland police officer shot dead the heavily armed attackers, Phoenix residents Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, before they could disrupt the gathering.

Federal homeland security officials had been tracking at least one of the men, and had warned local authorities before the conference to be on the lookout. At the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Josh Earnest called it a good example of federal-local coordination in the face of people seeking to commit acts of terrorism.

Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/ted-cruz-blasts-obama-team-for-failing-to-connect-the-dots-before-garland-attack.html/

It Must be True, Chuck Norris said So

By Dr. Brian Carr

Having been in telepathic communication with Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott my friend has shared with me the plan to take over America. Yes, right here in Lubbock we are faced with an approaching horde of Godless, heterosexual hating, eath-shoe wearing, communists bent on destroying our society.

Chuck Norris has confirmed the threat and the plan of attack from our enemies. Just watch the videos about the FEMA camps on Ave A. The plan, called Lade Melm 15, is supported by all the people who you should fear, like the Clintons and Hussain Obama, as well as Bruce Jenner.

Judge Tom Head has let it be known through back channels that his fear that the Gay Boy Scouts will be hosting a “Jesus as my sleeping bag mate” cartoon contest downtown later this month has been scheduled. First prize will be a 55 gallon drum of cotton seed oil and your own surface to air missile. Armed with merit badges showing proficiency in knot making and pistol whipping the Scouts will have signs saying "I Dare You" outside the convention center.

Along with the Gay Boy Scouts the Black Panther Party (all three of them) will host a gun and knife show featuring workshops on how to sever your own spinal cord. The Native American coalition will feature a ceremony demanding that Senator Perry immediately leave the country related to his being an undocumented illegal pretending-to-be-human immigrant.

Read more: http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/dr-brian-carr/2015-05-05/it-must-be-true-chuck-norris-said-so#.VUk-tpPy3SI

...and of course Dr. Carr didn't leave out Mr. Conservative, Dr. Donald May.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 06:12 PM (5 replies)

This is a contraction that I'm appalled at

From an Austin American-Statesman article

Fist pump: West Sixth named one of bro-iest neighborhoods in U.S.


Buy your boys a round at The Ranch to celebrate, because the West Sixth Street bar district is one of “America’s 12 bro-iest neighborhoods,” according to Thrillist.

The entertainment website admits that a precise definition of “bro” is hard to come by, but points to frat affiliation, investment banking and Monday-night shots as common denominators of a certain raucous type of male reveler. Thrillist was careful to demarcate the three distinct Sixth Street territories: east of I-35 for the hipsters, west of that for turnt collegiates and further west for their post-grad bro-thren. Of this “fortress of bro-itude,” the list says:

“Once the college broseph graduates, he traditionally heads to West 6th to join his elder, popped-collar brethren pounding domestics (at places like J. Blacks and The Ranch), reminiscing about the Vince Young days, and trying to talk to women who’re either wearing cowboy boots or sky-high heels, but always DayGlo. Sometimes even Longhorn-themed DayGlo.”


http://austin.blog.statesman.com/2015/05/05/fist-pump-west-sixth-named-one-of-bro-iest-neighborhoods-in-u-s/

I never saw the words "who are" put into a contraction as shown in that excerpt. Completely sexist and disgusting.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack

CAIRO — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.

An audio statement on the extremist group's Al Bayan radio station said that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out Sunday's attack and promised the group would deliver more attacks in the future.

The Islamic State did not provide details and it was unclear whether the group was opportunistically claiming the attack as its own. It was the first time the IS, which frequently calls for attacks against the West, had claimed responsibility for one in the United States.

Two suspects in Sunday's attack in the Dallas suburb of Garland were shot dead after opening fire at a security guard outside the center.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/top-news/is-claims-responsibility-for-texas-cartoon-attack/nk8zg/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 04:28 PM (1 replies)

Richardson police unsure whether beating outside mosque is hate crime (occurred after Garland)

A worshipper at a mosque in Richardson was beaten as he left a prayer service Monday night, a day after two Muslim gunmen attacked a controversial art exhibit in Garland.

A witness walking into the prayer meeting at the Islamic Association of North Texas first saw a man loitering in the parking lot about 9:45 p.m.

A half-hour later, when the service ended, that man and a second attacker “jumps one of the prayer service attendees as he’s walking to the parking lot,” said Sgt. Kevin Perlich, a Richardson police spokesman.

Perlich said the men never said a word to the victim as they knocked him to the ground and began kicking and hitting him. The attack ended when other worshippers came to the man’s aide and the two men ran off, taking nothing.

Read more: http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/worshipper-beaten-outside-mosque-in-richardson.html/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 5, 2015, 04:23 PM (0 replies)
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