A trusted source within the Tea Party just alerted me of an ongoing attempt to push at least one Texas congressman toward a pro-amnesty position. Please make time to call your representatives and urge them to oppose any legislation remotely pro-amnesty.
Here is the message:
Hey I just got a call – there is an organized effort to call Randy Weber’s office in favor of amnesty! apparently these are elderly people and my source told me they they are being coached from the background and do not seem to know what they are talking about. Some of the calls are even coming from San Antonio!! I would guess this isn’t only happening in Texas…. We need to sound the alarm and start melting Randy’s phone and every other person in the Texas congressional delegation!! Thanks in advance for helping to spread the word
North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood
Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at a police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.
It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.
“It just doesn’t seem right that you can be forced off the road when you’re not doing anything wrong,” said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North Fort Worth.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is spending $7.9 million on the survey over three years, said participation was “100 percent voluntary” and anonymous.
But Cope said it didn’t feel voluntary to her — despite signs saying it was.
“I gestured to the guy in front that I just wanted to go straight, but he wouldn’t let me and forced me into a parking spot,” she said.
Once parked, she couldn’t believe what she was asked next.
“They were asking for cheek swabs,” she said. “They would give $10 for that. Also, if you let them take your blood, they would pay you $50 for that.”
At the very least, she said, they wanted to test her breath for alcohol.
She said she felt trapped.
“I finally did the Breathalyzer test just because I thought that would be the easiest way to leave,” she said, adding she received no money.
Welcome to the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election of 2013, where apathy is large and in charge and early voting turnout is almost non-existent. So why the low turnout? Probably because there are no local issues included on many ballots across the state. As one analyst put it, in off cycle years, people vote local. As such they tend to let the larger issues be decided by the most active voters, which unfortunately doesn’t always translate to the smartest or most well-informed.
So to help you make a more informed decision, here is a link to the North Texas Tea Party article offering information on the amendments.
Personally, I think they are all NO votes – especially Prop 6 which would hand more control to the government over a natural resource, create more bureaucracy and more debt – but be your own judge.
North Texas Tea Party - The State Constitutional Amendments
From the Texas Legislature Council: Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments November 5, 2013, Election
Strange how there were very few negative comments included in the council’s analysis. Actually, not so strange considering the source is the people who authored the amendments.
The poll clearly shows Cornyn is trouble, especially when you see that in the poll Sen. R. Edward Cruz (R.-Texas) has a job approval rating of 73 percent among Republicans and Cornyn 46 percent, said the pollster Doug Kaplan, who founded Gravis Marketing in 2010 and whose polls were included in the Real Clear Politics basket of polls during the 2012 campaign.
In head-to-head questions the only named individual who beat Cornynwas former Republican congressman Ronald D. Paul, who beat Cornyn 44 percent to 34 percent, but that could be a function of name recognition, Kaplan said.
“From the results of this poll, a lesser-known candidate could close the gap by embracing the Tea Party label,” he said.
Anyone have information on this?
Spot Report: Gunboats, unmarked, fully equipped patrolling in Eden Isles or doing maneuvers?
This is taking place in the canals around Slidell, Louisiana. These are military gun boats. No one has seen this in this area before.
The Texas Nationalist Movement is calling for a referendum vote on Texas independence to be included on the Republican primary ballot.
Texans Push For Vote On Independence In March 2014
The Texas Nationalist Movement is working to give Texas Republicans the right to cast a ballot in favor of re-establishing Texas as an independent republic via the petition process defined in Texas election law. Response from all over the state has been extremely positive with block-walkers reporting receiving signatures from as high as 80% of the registered Republicans they reached in their canvassing using the voter registration
lists provided by each county.
The Petition states: “I know that the purpose of this petition is to place a referendum on the 2014 primary ballot for the REPUBLICAN PARTY that states: ‘The State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation. FOR OR AGAINST’…”
Volunteers for the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) have been circulating this petition statewide since mid-August and have received a welcome reception from Texans from all walks of life at political events, festivals, parks, and gun shows.
The TNM has county organizations in over 40 counties covering nearly 70% of the population of Texas but due to unsolicited inquiries from people all over the State on Facebook , e-mail, and via telephone calls the TNM is letting Texans everywhere know that it will work with the county Republican organizations statewide to hold petition signing events to accommodate those living in areas which do not yet have a TNM county affiliate.
“Just reach-out to you local Republican Party organization and let them know you want them to set-up a petition signing event and the Texas Nationalist Movement will work with them to accommodate Texas voters in your area,” said Cary Wise, the TNM Executive Director.
“From the response we are seeing Texas Republicans will have the opportunity to instruct the Republican Party that they want them working to achieve Texas independence,” Mr. Wise said.