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State Leaders: Investigation of West, Texas Plant Explosion Underway


by: Joe Deshotel

Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 06:46 PM CDT

The Mayor of West, Texas confirmed as many as 40 people have been killed in the blast and preceding fire at the fertilizer plant Wednesday night. Authorities are responding to the situation as a crime scene until they determine whether the explosion was an industrial accident or an intentional act. Gov. Perry says the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is monitoring air quality and the Center for Public Integrity reports the US Chemical Safety Board is sending a "large investigative team" to the site. Unfortunately the Chemical Safety Board has been criticized for not closing cases or issuing recommendations in a timely manner -- they still have an open case on the Deep Horizon spill in 2011.

If you would like to help, Austin Food Bank is serving as the central distribution center for statewide donations and you can visit their website for more information.

In 2006 a complaint was filed with TCEQ about a strong smell of ammonia coming from the West Texas Fertilizer plant. It was then fined for not having proper permitting. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that state inspectors knew the plant with explosive capability was close to the school and homes that were damaged Wednesday night. As recently as 2012 the plant was fined for safety violations.

Lt. Governor Dewhurst told Sean Hannity today that they aren't ruling out anything including retaliation for the "Waco Siege" that ended 20 years ago tomorrow near the same town.

Today Governor Perry addressed the media saying,

President Obama called from Air Force One as he was enroute to Boston and we greatly appreciate his call and his gracious support of course and very quick turnaround of the emergency declaration that will be forthcoming and his offer of prayers. I have also spoken to local officials to make sure they have all the support and assistance from the state. To that end I am declaring Mclennan County a disaster.

State agencies arrived on the scene last night after the explosion and Perry says they will remain there as long as they are needed.

Texas Department of Public Safety is securing the area so that other law enforcement and first responders can attend to the emergency.

Texas Task Force 1 & 2 as well as Texas National Guard are assisting with active search and rescue operations.

Texas Department of State Health Services has brought in emergency vehicles and supplies, and set up a mobile hospital.  

Texas Education Agency is working with the local school district to meet the needs of the "intermediate school" that is within close proximity of the plant.

TCEQ is monitoring the air quality. All pipelines are also being monitored closely and gas distribution to all residents has been disconnected until further notice.  

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Google+ Hangout on ACA, DOMA and the War on Critical Thinking


by: Joe Deshotel

Sun Jul 08, 2012 at 07:00 PM CDT

The Burnt Orange Report's 2nd Google+ hangout featured Publisher KT Musselman, Editor in Chief Katherine Haenschen, our legal corespondent Edward Garris and myself. We discussed our most popular articles from the past two weeks including how the Affordable Care Act will affect Texas (1:30), the latest on the Justice Department's attempt to dismantle the Defense of Marriage Act (12:45) and Governor Rick Perry's latest 'OOPS' moment (16:30).

We're still tweaking the format but we managed to keep this hangout under 30 minutes. We plan to post a Hangout every other Sunday at 7pm but if you would like to participate please look for our live broadcast announcement on the preceding Thursday or Friday evening and tweet us at @BOR.

We wrapped up the Hangout with an eye to the pending Voter ID challenge in DC court and a last call to enter the BOR's Win Breakfast With Pete Gallego contest!

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Conservative Super PACs flood Texas Airwaves with nearly $7 Million in Senate Race


by: Nick Hudson

Sun May 27, 2012 at 03:37 PM CDT

If you turn on your TV or flip on your radio before tomorrow's election, it will be hard to miss the political advertisements paid for by the Super PACs pouring money into Texas' US Senate Race.

According to FEC data, four Super PACs on the GOP side-- Club for Growth Action, Texas Conservatives Fund, Senate Conservatives Fund, and Conservative Renewal Political Action Committee-- have spent 96% of the $6,921,984.77 in independent political expenditures for the Lone Star State's US Senate Race far. Most of that money has gone to TV ad buys.

There has been no Super PAC spending for or against Democratic US Senate Candidates, and a review of FEC data confirms that Cruz continues to lead the nation in support from independent expenditure committees. Super PACs have spent $3,784,550.77 either in support of Cruz, or against one of his primary opponents. David Dewhurst is behind in support from Super PACs, with $3,017,434 spent either in support of his campaign or against one of his opponents.

Club for Growth Action, the libertarian-leaning Super PAC supporting tea-party backed Senate Contender Ted Cruz, is the top spender among Super PACs participating in the US Senate Race in Texas. According to FEC data, Club for Growth Action has spent $2,481,715.82 in the US Senate Race opposing Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst through television ad buys and online advertisements. Club for Growth Action has also spent $7,235.76 in support of Ted Cruz.

Senate Conservatives Fund, a Super PAC that only backs "strong conservative" anti-choice Senate candidates who support repeal of Obamacare and a constitutional amendment to limit federal spending, has spent $1,094,994.54 supporting Cruz through radio and television buys and online advertisements.

The similar-sounding Texas Conservatives Fund, a Super PAC with the sole goal of helping Dewhurst get elected to the US Senate in 2012, reports that it has used 100% of its $2,263,934 in independent expenditures opposing Cruz with media buys.

Conservative Renewal Political Action Committee (PAC), another Texas-based Super PAC with the sole mission of electing Dewhurst, reports spending $753,500 on the Senate Race. About 48% of their television and print ads went towards supporting Dewhurst, and 52% went towards advertisements opposing both Tom Leppert and Ted Cruz.

Three other Super PACs -- the Club for Growth-affiliated Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks for America, and Our Country Deserves Better PAC - TeaPartyExpress.org-- spent $200,064.65 to support Ted Cruz with mailers, robo-calls, radio advertisements, online ads, and bumper stickers and yard signs.

Real Street Conservatives PAC spent $120,000 in radio advertisements supporting Craig James. James, like Ted Cruz, has ties to the extreme right-wing "research" organization, Texas Public Policy Foundation. James was a member of the board, and Cruz was a senior fellow.

Of course, what really matters is what happens on Tuesday. Although Cruz is ahead in Super PAC support,Dewhurst is leading in recent polls. If Cruz somehow pulls Dewhurst into a runoff, the former Solicitor General may have the support of Super PACs to thank.

Below the jump is an advertisement paid for by Club for Growth Action.

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Texas Senate Showdown: Cruzhurst Fight Develops Further


by: Ben Sherman

Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 08:39 AM CST

Timid vs. Liberal

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is a quiet man who often comes across as awkward and forced. His YouTube campaign announcement video is what you'd call a disaster. David Dewhurst is probably the only man who could keep up with Mitt Romney in an awkwardness contest. Enjoy a catalogue of Dewhurst's awkwardness on his YouTube channel.

Dewhurst's strangeness hasn't gone unnoticed by the Cruz campaign, which recently released a YouTube video called "Timid Career Politician." While the ad mostly features Cruz touting his conservative credentials, the core argument is that Dewhurst isn't one of us (conservatives) and he is out of touch. Those accusations aren't likely to be contradicted by voters' assessments of Dewhurst's demeanor; a clip in the web ad shows Dewhurst awkwardly shaking Cruz's hand at a debate while Cruz slammed him for not attending more debates.

But the Cruzhurst fight is two-sided. The Dewhurst campaign released a video laying into Ted Cruz for donations that his law firm, Morgan Lewis, has made to Democrats. The ad claims that the firm has given 84% of its donations to Democrats, including $202,734 to President Obama. "Why has Ted Cruz chosen to partner with liberal activists that fund Democrats?" the ad asks. "Can Texas Conservatives Trust Ted Cruz?"

Dewhurst isn't playing patty cakes. He's had his eyes on Sen. Hutchison's seat for years, and while he may be timid, he's willing to go toe-to-toe with an opponent if that's what it takes to win.


Cruz's Gay Hypocrisy

In their last debate, Cruz assaulted former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert for marching in Dallas's gay pride parade twice. When Leppert argued that it was his job to represent all residents of Dallas, Cruz rejected his answer.

But apparently, the Cruz campaign didn't get the memo that their candidate is wholly hateful slime. In late February, Dallas gay Republican group the Metroplex Republicans heard a keynote presentation from Ashley Sewell, the North Texas field director for Cruz's campaign. While Sewell spoke to the group primarily about socal media and says the appearance had been scheduled for months, the hypocrisy is obvious.

A socially conservative candidate who is appalled at the very notion of a gay pride parade, would prevent his staff from supporting gays in any way.

Cruz needs to stop all instances of human acceptance in his campaign if he's to be the archetypal archaic Republican he's always wanted to be.

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Texas Senate Showdown: Poll Sheds Light on Contest


by: Ben Sherman

Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM CST

Republicans

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows a GOP field consolidating into a two-man race.

In the poll, released Monday, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst leads with 38 percent, up from 22 percent in October. Cruz has also risen, clocking in at 27 percent, up from 10 percent. ESPN analyst Craig James and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert both pull 7 percent.

There is still plenty of time left (heck, we don't even know the primary date yet), but one imagines that Cruz is exactly where he wants to be. He can legitimately claim to be a "surging" candidate who is in a position to be the dark-red alternative to Dewhurst (if indeed there could be).

Meanwhile, the Austin American-Statesman has a piece explaining how deeply Cruz's success is due to support from Washington. From support from the most stridently conservative senators and think tanks, to praise from conservative columnist George Will, Cruz has the national Tea Party movement galvanizing behind him. Cruz is looking outside of Texas for fundraising as well, he says, because of Dewhurst's institutional support in Texas.

Another article in the Statesman's developing Senate series explains Tea Party resistance to Dewhurst, who many view as more of an opportunist than a strong conservative.

A third article delves into Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert's questionable record in the private sector as a leader of Washington Mutual when it became the largest bank failure in history.


Democrats

The same poll shows Democrats in a statistical tie: Sean Hubbard, 12 percent; Addie Dainell Allen, Daniel Boone and Paul Sadler, each at 10 percent; and John Morton trailing the pack with 3 percent.

Voters are still in the process of getting to know the Democrats, and we can expect those numbers to shift in the next two months.

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Texas Senate Showdown: GOP Debate Helps Define Race


by: Ben Sherman

Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:45 PM CST

On Wednesday, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debated in Austin.

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, working to raise his name recognition, touted his business experience and bragged about bringing down Dallas' crime rate.

ESPN football analyst Craig James claimed that his experience as a football player, broadcaster and parent qualified him for the Senate. "God blessed me with the ability to communicate, and we need people to go to Washington who can communicate their experiences of being a citizen," James said.

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, the front-runner, faced direct attacks from only one candidate: former Solicitor General Ted Cruz.

"He's a nice man, but his record is consistently been that of a conciliator, it has consistently been that of a moderate," Cruz said. "If you think what we need right now is a fighter, then I am asking for your support."

Cruz is trying fervently to take the "true conservative" mantle in this race. Dewhurst defended himself by portraying his career of that as a doer, not a talker.

But Cruz's attacks may be reaching more GOP ears than Dewhurst would like. On Saturday, Cruz won a Tarrant County GOP straw poll with 44 percent support. Tarrant County's GOP is considered more ideologically conservative than average, suggesting that Cruz may be able to corner the Tea Party faction of the Republican electorate.

Cruz may also benefit from Rick Perry's failure to capitalize on his "Texas Miracle" message during his presidential campaign. Dewhurst talks at length about his administration's record of pure conservative leadership, but at least some Republicans can see that Texas government is anything but pure under Perry and Dewhurst's leadership.

Looks like the Perry-Dewhurst administration could be in for another Texas-sized blow to its reputation, this time coming from inside the state. Great!

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Texas Senate Showdown: The 1% Republicans


by: Ben Sherman

Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 09:03 AM CST

The 2012 Republican primary for U.S. Senate has begun.

There are four main candidates: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz, and ESPN sports analyst Craig James. With the ongoing Texas district maps court battle, there has not been a primary date set yet. This week, however, the four candidates plan to debate at the Texas Association of Business's annual conference. It's not unsurprising that the candidates chose that venue for their first debate. They are all corporate robots with no core conviction other than "profits for my donors."

According to the most recent poll, Dewhurst has the support of 50 percent of Republican primary voters, followed by Leppert at 9 percent, Cruz at 5 percent and James at 3 percent. The race is starting slow, but there is already notable movement.

Fundraising

  • This Tuesday, Tom Leppert announced that he put in another $500,000 of his money on top of the $2.6 million he had previously loaned to his campaign. With the $387,000 he brought in during the last quarter, he now has about $3.5 million to spend.
  • Dewhurst has brought in $6.1 million, a third of which is his own money.
  • Cruz took in $1.1 million in the last quarter, bringing his total to more than $4 million.

Tax Returns
  • On Thursday, Craig James, who entered the race in the last few weeks, released his tax returns and called for the other candidates to do the same. James' showed an adjusted income of $257,000 in 2010 and $1.1 million in 2009.
  • On Friday, David Dewhurst released his returns, which showed that his investments exceeded $225 million in 2010.
  • This week, Leppert released his returns, which showed adjusted gross income of $1.5 million in 2008, $1.28 million in 2009 and $443,194 in 2010. In all three years, he paid effective tax rates of more than 21 percent.
  • Cruz reported an adjusted gross income of more than $2 million in 2010.

This primary is a primary of the 1% doing battle for who gets to represent the 1% in the Senate.

The spectre of Mitt Romney paying less than 14 percent in income taxes has horrified so many Americans that Republicans are trying their hardest to seem less sleazy than their frontrunning presidential standard-bearer. That's good news - and evidence that the Occupy movement is bringing income inequality into the national debate.

Overview

This primary race is playing out like every other Republican contest in America: a rhetorical battle for the mantle of "most conservative." Each candidate is advocating against essentials like the environment, strong public education, and reproductive rights, while advocating corporatist government policies. These are not unique candidates; they are four examples of what is so wrong with the Republican Party today. They are not here to represent Texans, they are here to represent the industry interests who pay them.

Hopefully in the general election, a majority of Texas voters will vote against any one of these corporate shills.

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Texas Senate Showdown 2012


by: Ben Sherman

Wed Jan 25, 2012 at 09:20 AM CST

This November, Texans must choose someone to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is (finally) retiring.

In the Republican primary, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is running on the myth of a Texas economic miracle. Dewhurst is so dedicated to this strategy, which didn't seem to work with the Perry campaign, that they've put together an ad featuring Gov. Perry's praise for Dewhurst while campaigning in Iowa.

Dewhurst has collected the high-profile endorsements of former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Michael Reagan, and the Texas Oil and Gas Political Action Committee (shocking).

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz is running against Dewhurst. Of course, he's angling as the "true conservative" in the race.

Cruz has collected the endorsements of Sen. Jim DeMint (R - SC), the Young Conservatives of Texas, social conservative James Dobson, George P. Bush and former Republican Party of Texas chairwoman Cathie Adams.

Right now, Cruz is slamming Dewhurst for missing several debates and candidate forums. The Cruz campaign has set up a website, www.DuckingDewhurst.com, with a memorable video calling Dewhurst a "political animal." There's even a "Ducking Dewhurst" duck costume that keeps showing up at Dewhurst's events.

The latest poll of the race shows Dewhurst sitting at 36% of the vote with 18% support for Cruz. However, Cruz leads among those who know who he is. Expect a bloody Republican primary...if the hilarious Fake Ted Cruz Twitter account doesn't end it before it even begins.

The Democratic primary has been much more quiet thus far, and is really just starting to get revved up.

There are six Democratic candidates so far, including Jason Gibson, President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association,
Sean Hubbard, strategy director of Manny Molera's 2002 congressional campaign, and Paul Sadler, former state representative.

Let the race (slowly) begin.  

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Is Obama Waging War on Texas? Dewhurst Give Credit Where It Is Due I Did It!


by: Arctotraveler

Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 02:36 PM CST

The Economy Restored Several Times Destroyed by Tea Party Right Wing Mob Opinion

David Dewhurst enters the US Texas Senate campaign last month with "Tell Obama To Stop Waging War Against Texas." How can these Texas politicians be so misinformed? I say, David Dewhurst, stop giving Obama credit for my hard work!

Suffering the web for hours to find a Tea Party Sympathizer, I found an interesting article that tells the tale of  Tea Party big lie, "The second response is purely political-and Orwellian.  It is to repeat ad nauseum the Big Lie that this is the Tea Party downgrade, attributable lock, stock, and barrel to the failure of the Tea Party caucus in Congress to even countenance taxes as a part of any debt ceiling deal."

The author claims the credit rating was based on bad math calculations by the Obama Administration; however, memories are short and I wrote a valid justified complaint to the Office of the Inspector General April 2009 with concerns that the Tea Party is a Right Wing Extremist Group with one objective, to remove the first black president of the United States of America. In fact, I was specific with my concerns again last summer when our infrastructure fell apart with the BP Oil Spill, the main attraction based on discriminatory acts of hatred and narcissism in a post as follows:

In April 2009, Rick Perry succeeded from the Union founding an organized  rebellion (paid for by the state)  by posting the 'Stop' web page instructing all Texas employees to group together [Those that did not co-operate faced termination from their job] and rebel against the Constitution of the United States as members of  the  "Tea Party" rebellion, targeting not just the new presidential administration but the Honorable Barack Obama personally.

Rick Perry and his cronies, wealthy corporate owners and investors have just declared "War on the EPA" a statement just mentioned verbally in the state of Texas by a private citizens is enough to be harassed, arrested, and/or jailed by Law Enforcement for an unknown length of time waiting for Terrorist Threat charges to be collaborated by Texas District Attorneys.

Texas Steals Oil Rights 001: http://iamnotanonymousihaveana...

Texas Steals Oil Rights 002: http://www.burntorangereport.c...

It is unimaginable the Governor of Texas would publicly "Declare  War" against regulating authorities that would of prevented the  Gulf disaster. Employee Whistle Blower Postings At These Operations Have The Maranda Act Printed On The Top Of The Federal Document. This is why oil clean-up workers would not talk to the press and the root cause to all the oil fires because the employees cannot say anything about safety "You Have The Right To Remain Silent, Anything You Say Can And Will Be Use Against You In A Court Of Law."

See Nobody Likes a Snitch Everybody Honors a Whistle Blower at this link:
http://iamnotanonymousihaveana...

The Gulf  Disaster investigation shows hard evidence, a repeat of special interest favors that also caused the Texas BP refinery explosion in 2005 as Perry justifies his words by stating "Obama has declared War on Texas."  The 911 Patriot Act is clearly unconstitutional if the rule of law is not applied universally to those that Govern (Rick Perry) and those that are governed too.

The state of Texas has no record of any virtuous acts other than those good deeds provided by private citizens and organizations in and out of the State of Texas. Over the last eight years, government agencies such as the EPA, Transportation Department, and Office of Civil Rights have tried every form of diplomacy  to protect property and lives and seldom pursue violations by court of law against the state of Texas.

Some good local examples are Kelly AFB which is an active EPA Toxic Super Fund,  our farm burn 3 times in a five year period due to faulty oil well heads (fire from the lack of routine safety maintenance and inspections example BP), and the mass exodus of disabled students from the university of Texas because of hostile policies that segregate the disabled population from all other campus community members.

My Demands Non-negotiable at this Link:
http://iamnotanonymousihaveana...

Most Texans believe that Perry's coalition is made of the few wealthy and corrupt State investors that have no regard for their fellow man or loss of human life. Countless examples of Perry's special interest policies such as the recent big pharmaceutical mortality spike of 88,000 deaths [Merck Vioxx], Vaccine legislation support by special interest cash linked to autism, drug legislation doughnut hole that deprives elderly for necessary medicines, antiquated DEA laws that aid the illegal drug trade, and finance terrorism.

In addition, burning fuel farms and oil well heads where cash buys safety certificates, academic payoffs justifying cheaper unsafe manufacturing processes, a "No Child Left Behind Law" that has filled Texas prisons with those very children the law intended to protect ad infinitum. Texas Governor Rick Perry defended his action by sarcastically apologizing for his anti-ethical behavior, to him justified his actions.

Ethics:  Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is a branch of philosophy  that addresses questions about morality-that is, concepts such as good and bad, noble and ignoble, right and wrong, justice, and virtue.

Anti-ethics: categories of good and evil do not apply

But why should Right Wing Extremist have a concern that does not concern themselves? The united States Constitution does not imply or express that fellow citizens should have a concern of the welfare of others as Rick Perry recently justified his "Anti-ethical practices" which is a true indicator that he and his coalition do not understand the term or value of 'ethics' or the destruction caused by unethical practices guarded against by the United States Constitution:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves  and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America"

• in Order to form a more perfect Union:  "to improve the general well-being of the country (McGire)"

• establish Justice: "Justice is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, fairness, or equity, along with the punishment of the breach of said ethics (wiki)."

• insure domestic Tranquility: "One of the main goals of the Convention, then, was to ensure the federal government had powers to squash rebellion and to smooth tensions between states (US Constitution)."

• provide for the common defense: "The primary responsibility of the government of the United States of America; to ensure the nation is protected from threats both inside and outside the country, such as terrorism, war, subterfuge, etc. (Answers)"

• promote the general Welfare: All peoples of the United States rich, poor, health, sick, young, or old

Yes, empirical facts point to the struggle to get America back on its feet was defeated by Mob Tea Party Right Wing Extremist that is "political-and Orwellian" that abused the 911 patriot Act at the state level with Rick Perry's Executive Order Declaring himself God, creating a police state that created a strong market in the first quarter by inside trading of Domestic Surveillance, Security Private Firms, and Manufactures of such devices; the symptoms that were not felt until the "Orwellian Lie" news break that the 911 Patriot Act had been breach with security devices that now are used by the news media to get the inside scope to victims of the disaster that the 911 Patriot act was supposed to "Keep Us Safer."

Read Full Article: http://www.scribd.com/fullscre...

Texans have been screaming at the top of their lungs disputing the notion that the wealthy few create jobs, and can be clearly demonstrated to be false by the failed Rick Perry Tax Plan with a warning from the Texas Comptroller's Office detailing in 2006 a projected FYI budget in 2010 a 23,000,000,000 deficit, which is perfect math.

citation: http://www.window.state.tx.us/...

As predicted by the Obama administration and It is a fact, the quick fix is to Repeal the Bush Tax Relief Plan to the wealthy few who built their wealth on the backs on ordinary middle class citizens.

Compounding the problem of the debt is that we are at war declared by George Bush on Iraq as Osama bin Laden, a CIA operative, followed detailed plans that were given him, so our intelligence could devise a plan to counter such attacks.

Unfortunately, Osama was successful with the attack on New York by duping our intelligence agency. He should of been arrested for his first terrorist bombing during the Clinton Administration which would of made the attack on New York impossible and avoided the deaths of 4,000 American citizens.

My family is a victim of one his first high tech bombings in Riyadh Saudi Arabia November 13, 1993, and still wonder with the prudence and tip toeing done around the Osama bin Laden clan while it was a known fact, he attacked the United States and continued to do so before the twin towers were destroyed killing near 4000 people. [Conspiracy or stupidity? Your choice]

Citation: http://iamnotanonymousihaveana...

The attack on New York mortally spike is small in comparison to the millions of deaths by deregulation of Big Pharmaceutical, conflicts of Interest with political leaders, and manufacturing of products that still kill thousands daily such as asbestos.

Let's us not forget the mass shooting on U.S. Campuses that were in fact Orwellian Big Brother protection of the wealthy few, that could of been avoided if George Bush did not obstruct justice and cull professionals from the justice department.

It does not amaze me that Texas seemed to dance with impunity as if they had a copy of the hit list of professional District Attorneys that seemed to contradict Republican ideologies or wrote the list themselves blessed by Senator Cornyn.

Citation: http://iamnotanonymousihaveana...

The best indicator of economic health is the quality of care a State or Country provides for those that cannot care for themselves, and the evidence was there long before the election of Barack Obama, as seen as the abuses in Texas Protective Institutions of beatings, rape, and murder.

Graduates of these same institutions were shipped over state lines to slave farms as so called employers pocketed their social security checks while they lived in scalar. Not long after the investigation, Governor Rick Perry transfers a multimillion dollar budget from disabled care to Digital Ally for an x-ray machine that can penetrate metal to catch the human trafficking of slaves which are illegal Hispanics crossing the borders, while U.S. citizens were deported from the state of Texas over state lines in open public to slave farms in Missouri.

Amazingly, all this could be turned around in a matter of months if the Tea Party, or let's be fair, the Right Wing co-operated and supported the executive branch in a time of crisis. The Obama Administration saved the U.S. from destruction on several repeated occasions, only to be defamed by Right Wing Mob hatred!

I understand that you do not understand the value of ethics, but how about a little patriotism instead of conspiring with Right Wing Extremist such as the John Birch Society or banning together in the name of God as political day of prayer which is the "political-and Orwellian Big Lie" to 30,000 innocent people that was preplanned, premeditated, and orchestrated by the Republican party by instructing Perry to do so!

Consider a little empathy even if you have to fake compassion, now that doomsday is not just knocking on the foreclosed houses of the middle class, but making the wealthy few jump ship to off shore accounts, while the sting of consequences of Tea Party Hatred is now in your own living rooms as the result of your Mob Forced Intrusion on Congressional Legislators!

Now David Dewhurst Is Crying "Tell Obama To Stop Waging War On Texas." Don't blame Obama, give me and other Texans full credit for taking the time to report the legislatures illegal activity to the Justice Department including the EPA! That's right, I did it Dewhurst, so sue me!

If Right Wing Extremism is not addressed by the Justice Department now, history will repeat as it did on November 13, 1963 by the detonation of a dirty bomb that even shook the foundation of resident Texas Republican conspirators living in San Antonio - you know who you are.

Texas Right Wing Extremist Plan To Assassinate The President 1963 Set Off Nuclear Dirty Bomb:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ns8Z...

John Birch Society Hate Group Started A Texas Nazi Cult America's Youth just Like Rick Perry:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7ejP...

Who defended the biggest funds on the defense to protect themselves that cost more to watch us than to care for us - as you have stated in your article, "Would Rather Starve Than Feed" as follows:

It Doesn't Take a Rating Agency to Tell Which Way the Debt Grows By Craig Pirrong Aug 8, 2011, 4:02 AM Author's Website

citation: http://wallstreetpit.com/81097...

"The second response is purely political-and Orwellian.  It is to repeat ad nauseum the Big Lie that this is the Tea Party downgrade, attributable lock, stock, and barrel to the failure of the Tea Party caucus in Congress to even countenance taxes as a part of any debt ceiling deal."

"The Tea Party doesn't consider raising taxes to be a constructive part of any effort to address the problem because its members believe that spending is the problem, not the way the spending is financed.  They believe that the government is too big, it spends too much, it spends badly, and that raising taxes just extends, but only for a little while, the life of Destructive Leviathan-whom they would rather starve than feed."

Oddly, there is still time for the Right Wing Mob that defeated every progressive step to restore America, to join the rest of us and support the actions of the Obama administration, even if you do not favor him, because it is no longer an ethical concern beyond your understanding. The doomsday riders are now at your front doors as a hazard to yourselves and family, no longer just a patriotic concern for the future of a collapsing United States economy!

by Texas Threatened My Family And Now Texas Pays The Price. You have yet to pay the price and I still have a full deck of cards to play and nothing to lose! Pay Up of Shut Up David Dewhurst! And stop giving Obama credit for my hard work!

Want to resolve the issue? Read this article:

http://iamnotanonymousihaveana...

Your Welcome Communications Is Key! Gregory O'Dell:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CawW...

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When The Texas Governor is Away Lt. Governor David Dewhurst Listens to the People of Texas


by: Arctotraveler

Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM CDT

The Texas Park with No Name
by G N O'Dell

A critique to the public concerning trash left behind after visiting Old Pue Road River Access where the Medina River meets West 1604, in South West Bexar County. I was a part of a group of South Side Fisherman who made a plea to Texas Senator Hutchinson concerning the difficulties to access large tracks of land owned by the public such as Niches of Nature created by the construction of bridges;specifically, the 1604 Medina River crossing on the west side of Bexar County also serving the North Side of Atascosa County and West Side Medina County.

There are three high schools in this area, and many of these children never spend time in the outdoors because most land in Texas is privately owned and accessible to only the wealthy few who pay a lower tax rate than anyone else; however, enjoy more Civil Liberties than the Majority of Texans.

Sometimes, encroaching development gives back to community such as the construction of the 1 mile 1604 bridge crossing replacing the Old Pue Road bridge that spans the Medina River on the west side of San Antonio. There are very few places on the South Side of San Antonio area that a family can go and harvest Texas Pecans, Texas Wild Grapes, Fish, Swim, and Hike or just kick back and reflect about the wonders of nature which is my personal passion.

Please consider the next time you visit this area to bring a trash bag with you and remove, not just items you would discard, but some of the trash that others have carelessly left behind. I know the first thing that comes to mind is River access on the North Side of Texas is always in the News and the South Side is forgotten or never mentioned. So I thought I would write something for US!

Why It Concerns Me:

a. Because Barack Obama, the President of The United States of America told me to do so via a general  email to all Americans, "There are so many ways to get involved, and every American can do something. You can join me in participating in the National Day of Service by finding a service opportunity in your area on Serve.gov."

Note: I did not like the theme of the uTube video put out by the Sheriffs Association, "The President of the United States cannot tell us what to do." Oh yes he can! We are a Nation Transformed and We The People will not tolerate the insolence of a Police State any longer. You can bet your pay check I have already made that call and reported you treasonous Commies. You are starting to sound like that crazed governor of Texas playing his fiddle while Texas burns!

b. We could lose access to this area if we do not police our own behavior!

c. I am a registered Texas Horned Lizard Watch Volunteer who documents sittings of the famous near extinct Texas Horny Toad for the Texas Wildlife diversity Program 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744 www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tracker .

Since 1999, I have seen one Horny Toad on a Texas rural dirt road leading to the famous Chalk Bluff River Side park in Real County Texas.
Citation Image: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DM07...

d. The rare Guadalupe River Bass, mentioned in Senator Cornyn's article "Celebrating Texas' Great Outdoors" can be found in the waters below the Medina Dam in this area. Warning to fisherman - Catch and release is the only way this species will survive!
Citation: http://cornyn.senate.gov/publi...

e. There are 100rds of acres of private land which belongs to the public that is blocked off to the public on the South Side of Town. Why should the State of Texas allow us our liberties to enjoy nature if we do not keep it free from human pollution by discarding our trash anywhere we please?

A group of poverty stricken South Side San Antonio fisherman, as me as their proxy, made a plea to  Congressman Ciro Rodrigues via  Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison  to reopen this Public Area approximately 15 Acers of River, Streams,  Pecan Groves, trails, and Texas Wild Grapes.

You're Representatives in Congress and the U.S. Senate responded with a used car parking rail, a trash can, and the construction of a rock wire-mess wall to stop the sand from washing out the bridge.

The protective wire mess wall was designed by the Texas Highway Department in such a way that any healthy person can access the Medina River south of the Medina Dam. We thank you.

I now see children hiking with their parents in those same areas of untouched natural resources with big smiles of adventure as they prove to themselves that there is a forest beyond the tress!

I and other Texans would like to develop some of these areas with profit making concessions that will help preserve Nature and Our Right to enjoy them. Privatizing the concessions of these areas is a stroke to the heart strings of any True Texas Republican.

Tell me, how can I approach the Texas Department of Agriculture if their counter argument is that the People on the South Side of San Antonio have no respect for their natural resources? Hey, that's what they are saying about the People on the North Side - I Know We Can Do Better!

We can start by giving the Park a name such as a green highway sign that reads "The Park With No Name" or if you would like an entrepreneur like me to take ownership and responsibility with no cost to the State of Texas, you can name it after me "O'Dell Park." When you make a citizen of the State the responsible party, he/she takes ownership that will ensure access to Texas Public land and the preservation of Niches in Nature by defending Our Right to enjoy them!

God Blessed Texas with Natural Resources. Please help preserve public lands. The Best Things In Life Are Free!

God Bless America!

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