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Will the last person leaving Rhode Island please turn off the Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9:30am 1/8/2013 at 9:30am

My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is under the foot of the unions and the Democratic politicians they control.

This tiny beautiful state is politically pathetic, with a voting death grip on big goverment. It’s a death spiral, as witnessed by the loss of population, RI population...

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I still don’t “get” Texas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:00am 11/12/2012 at 7:00am

Saw the sign below on a bridge in Austin during my trip last month.

The bridge is hundreds of feet above the water.

Do you need to tell people not to dive?

 
 
 

Texas Voter I.D. law thrown out

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:36pm 8/30/2012 at 1:36pm

Texas is not doing well with federal judges in the District of Columbia.  Days ago a three judge panel threw out Texas’ redistricting maps, now a different panel has thrown out the Voter I.D. law.  (Opinion embedded below)

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Court throws out Texas redistricting plans

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 3:18pm 8/28/2012 at 3:18pm

A three judge panel in D.C. has thrown out all Texas redistricing maps which were subject to challenge by the DOJ.  It’s a monster 154-page decision, embedded below, so it will take time to figure out what was done to which districts.

Because Texas is a covered jurisdiction under section 5 of...

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Texas Runoff Results (Update – AP and others call race for Cruz!)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 7:48pm 7/31/2012 at 7:48pm

% Reporting – 95.4
Ted Cruz – 56.6
David Dewhurst – 43.4

Texas Sec. of State Election Results page is here.  Twitter hashtag #TXRunoff.  Politico has a map of results by county.  AP Results website is here.

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Ted Cruz tops Dewhurst in Republican Runoff for Senate in PPP poll

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 3:04pm 7/12/2012 at 3:04pm

New polling data released today by independent Public Policy Polling shows Ted Cruz leading Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican runoff for Senate in Texas. The numbers are the first released by a third-party pollster:

Cruz’s lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as...

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Texas primary results

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:28pm 5/29/2012 at 7:28pm

Overnight question: Since Dewhurst came close to a majority in a crowded field, what is Cruz’s path to victory in a run-off?

% Reporting 99.61
David Dewhurst – 44.59
Ted Cruz – 34.23
Tom Leppert – 13.33

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The Iveys

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 4:00pm 2/11/2012 at 4:00pm

Reader and frequent photographer Danelle sends this email:

This link is for a young Texas group, The Ivey’s. “Lady Made of Stone” is the first video and single release for their new album. I’d spend a couple of paragraphs bragging on these kids, but their music speaks for  itself. The music they write is wonderfully complex...

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So tell me about Ted Cruz

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:21am 2/2/2012 at 9:21am

I have received numerous e-mails and comments regarding Ted Cruz, running for the Republican nomination for Senate in Texas.  (added)  Since we’re searching for candidates for Operation Counterweight, Cruz is just one of a number of candidates brought to my attention, in addition to Richard Mourdock in Indiana.

Here’s the most recent e-mail,...

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Electra-fying

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:00am 1/20/2012 at 7:00am

More thanks to reader Danelle in Electra, Texas:

Ronnie Wilson opened up his print shop over 30 years ago. He mostly prints signage for the locally owned oil field operations and trucking companies. He’s also known to put out bumper stickers and signage reflecting current political sentiments, local, state or national!

The sticker “We did it at the Grand” is our 80+ year old, one screen movie theatre that is now a setting for the local non professionals who put on a Medicine Show and Bluegrass shows from time to time.

 
 
 

Even I knew that

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:00am 1/19/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Danelle, this vehicle was spotted in Electra, Texas:

 
 
 

Texas is the sponge soaking up Obama’s unemployment mess

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:47pm 8/16/2011 at 1:47pm

There is a very interesting blog post at Political Math (via Instapundit) explaining why the attacks on Rick Perry based on Texas’ job growth will fail.

The attack on Perry, which the Axelrod/Plouffe message machine is pushing, is that Texas still has unemployment near the national average, any job growth is the result of...

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Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing …

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 7:00am 8/7/2011 at 7:00am

… the owner of this vehicle.

Saw this in the parking lot of a local supermarket in Rhode Island:

 

Update: One LI reader took the post title as an insult, believing that I was referring to Texans and the car owner as idiots (which is how the sentence ends in the moronic anti-Bush bumper sticker).  While I did make a play on the anti-Bush bumper sticker, by leaving out the word “idiot” I think it should have been clear that I was mocking not endorsing that meme.  In the end of her post, the reader recognizes the joke, so all is good, with all of us, right?

 
 
 
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