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Wendy Who? Fined 5k By Ethics Commission

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:30am 5/14/2015 at 8:30am
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We don’t like to kick a loser when she’s down, but when this story appeared on Legal Insurrection’s radar we thought it was too good to keep to ourselves.

The pink sneaker wearing hope of progressives isn’t finished with her fall from grace.

Terri Langford of the Texas Tribune:

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Cartoonist: “I understand the threat that we face”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10:00am 5/5/2015 at 10:00am
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We have been following the fallout from the shootings that centered around a “Draw Mohammed” event.

Most of the media is honing in on blaming the victims, as if Pam Geller had it coming to her.

Noah Rothman at Hot Air writes,

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Facts trickle in about second #GarlandShooting attacker

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:00am 5/5/2015 at 7:00am
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By early yesterday morning, we knew half the story regarding the allegedly aspiring jihadists who opened fire at a “draw Mohammed” free speech rally in Garland, Texas.

Elton Simpson, the first of the two men to be identified, was no stranger to run-ins...

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#GarlandShooting Update: Gunman Identified as Alleged Jihadist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:45am 5/4/2015 at 11:45am
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Reports rolled out early this morning that one of the gunmen taken out during last night’s shootout in Garland, Texas has been identified as Elton Simpson. Elton Simpson was shot and killed after he and an accomplice pulled up to a “Draw Mohammed” free speech event and attacked a security...

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Gunmen Taken Out at Texas “Draw Mohammed” Event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00am 5/4/2015 at 7:00am
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Last night, two gunmen were killed after firing on a security guard outside of a “Draw Mohammed” free speech event in Garland, Texas.

Bruce Joiner, the Garland ISD security...

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Blue Bell gets a lot of love from Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:00pm 4/26/2015 at 8:00pm
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For the longest, Blue Bell was solely a Texas establishment. Their factory is right up the road from Houston. Kids would take school trips to the Blue Bell factory (and I imagine they still do). Everyone grew up looking forward to their seasonal offerings. And Blue Bell was the treat you...

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Texas Legislature Drops “Cop Watcher” Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:00am 4/12/2015 at 11:00am
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It’s proof that public pressure works.

After weeks under fire, Texas state representative Jason Villalba (R-114) has pulled his controversial “cop watcher” bill. As it was originally filed, the bill would have placed limits on how citizen journalists are allowed to document police activity. However, soon after the bill was referred to...

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Texas bill: Up to $10k fine for signs prohibiting lawful concealed carry

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:30pm 3/25/2015 at 3:30pm
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Much like the South once used local and state laws to undermine the civil rights victories of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, those seeking to undermine recent 2nd Amendment civil rights victories often do so by creating a web of complex and often unlawful regulations and limitations upon the exercise...

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Texas “Cop Watcher” bill walked back, sponsor under fire

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:13pm 3/23/2015 at 9:13pm
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Earlier this month I wrote a lengthy but necessary breakdown of Texas’ “Cop Watcher” bill. Sponsored by Dallas-area House representative Jason Villalba, HB 2918 as filed would have changed the way activists and citizen journalists are allowed to interact with police officers.

Almost immediately after the bill was filed, Villalba came...

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New questions about Texas’ scandalous “Cop Watcher” bill

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 8:25pm 3/15/2015 at 8:25pm
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The Texas legislature has a reputation for creating headlines, and HB 2918, authored by Dallas-area state Representative Jason Villalba (R-HD 114), might just be the “lege” scandal that we’ve all been waiting for.

Texans don’t like it when you mess with their right to hold government accountable—especially when it comes to police...

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Texas Observes “Chris Kyle Day”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:45pm 2/2/2015 at 1:45pm
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On this day two years ago, Chris Kyle lost his life.

Since then, his story has become an international sensation with the release of “American Sniper.” Patriots from both sides of the aisle have had to come forward and defend Kyle—and the military—from attacks on Kyle’s character and t...

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Amnesty for all the cupcakes!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 5:30pm 1/24/2015 at 5:30pm
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Texas’ new Agricultural Commissioner, Sid Miller, granted amnesty to cupcakes as his first act of office.

“I’m announcing that I am giving full amnesty to the cupcakes in Texas. I’m also granting full pardon to pies and cookies and brownies and cakes and homemade candies,” Miller said in his announcement.

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The States’ War on Executive Amnesty

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:00am 1/15/2015 at 9:00am
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Last year 17 states took a stand against President Obama and his plans to use an executive order to remove nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from the bounds of existing immigration law.

The coalition, now made up of 25 states and led by Texas’ new Governor Greg Abbott, will present...

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Fort Bliss Under Fire

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00am 1/7/2015 at 7:00am
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Yesterday afternoon, a man walked into the El Paso VA Health Care System clinic and shot a doctor before turning the gun on himself.

Via Fox 14 El Paso:

At a press conference Tuesday evening, Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty...

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Will Texas be first state with official State Hat?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00pm 1/6/2015 at 7:00pm
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Texas State Representative Marsha Farney filed a bill yesterday that would make the cowboy hat the official hat of Texas.

Dr. Farney is an Aggie and former educator from Georgetown, Texas (a smallish town north of Austin).

According to the Houston Chronicle:

The proposed resolution cites the significance of the cowboy headgear...

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Craft beer brewers sue the State of Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00pm 12/12/2014 at 8:00pm
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Even the Free-Market Jesus Paradise has regulatory issues once in a while.

Wednesday, three Texan craft breweries joined with the Institute for Justice to file suit against the state of Texas and specifically, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Passed in 2013, Senate Bill 639 faces a Constitutional challenge because it, “strips...

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Texas’ Merry Christmas Law

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 5:30pm 12/9/2014 at 5:30pm
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God bless Texas.

Last year, the Lone Star State passed a bill that allows schools to say things like, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukah” without retribution.

Co-authored by Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and Richard Raymond (D-Laredo), the bill, “allows students, parents, teachers and administrators the freedom to acknowledge these traditional winter holidays without...

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