Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Texas

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What do Battletoads, Double Dragon, citizen journalists and a Texas politics have in common?

Byron Cook.

Cook is a Texas State Representative representing a few small towns in Central Texas, including Anderson, Texas.

Last month, Cook who was chairing a committee hearing had mother and citizen journalist Amy Hedtke forcibly removed from the hearing – dragged down the hallway like a overbooked passenger on United Airlines.

The Texas state constitution permits public access and filming of government meetings. Cook chose to violate the law by having Amy Hedtke removed.

Cook is serving as a Republican but stands with Democrats in support of sanctuary cities and even proposed giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in Texas.

Byron Cook appears to be a fan of political games which may come as his background as the publisher of the 1980’s video games Double Dragon and Battletoads.

Like the opening scene from Double Dragon where the woman in the red dressed was punched in the gut and carried away, Amy Hedtke (also clad in a bright red dressed) was dragged out under the orders of Byron Cook.

Enter James O’Keefe to save the day.

O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, saw the incident on YouTube and took a flight down to Texas to investigate the matter.

Upon his arrival, O’Keefe proved the nature of Cook as he was also forced to leave the representative’s office while Texas law enforcement was called in to intimidate the leader of Project Veritas.

Watch the story unfold in the video above and comment below.

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texas

During a presidential debate in 2011, Rick Perry made an unforced error when he tried to explain three government agencies he would eliminate. While gesturing to Ron Paul, the Texas Governor stumbled saying, “It’s three agencies of government, when I get there that are gone, commerce, education, and the . . . umm . . . what’s the third one there, let’s see.”

The Perrynator later explained, “It was Energy!”

Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Showing that the Presidential Transition Team has a sense of humor, multiple sources are telling the media that Rick Perry has been picked to head the Department of Energy.

While Perry may be a good pick for the DOE’s responsibility in regulating domestic energy production – specifically the regulation-loving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), voters may not be comfortable handing Perry the keys to the nation’s nuclear weapons program.

The Department of Energy does what it implies, regulating energy, but is also responsible for nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, energy conservation, radioactive waste and for some reason, the largest body of research in genomics.

Perry an Eagle Scout who graduated Texas A&M with a bachelors in Animal Science, went on to become a C-130 pilot in the Air Force.

After finishing his service in 1977, he went home to Texas to farm cotton with his father.

When the future governor entered politics in 1984, he was elected to the Texas statehouse . . . as a democrat, voting for a $5.7 BILLION tax increase.

By 1989, Perry switched parties and starting hanging out with Karl “turdblossom” Rove who went on to be his campaign manager.

As governor, despite signing Grover Norquist’s pledge to oppose tax increases, Perry proposed and approved several tax increases and debt measures.

Within a 10-year span under Perry’s leadership, Texas’ debt ballooned from $13 billion to $38 billion . . . yes, he nearly tripled the state’s debt.

So while Kellyanne Conway and the rest of Trump’s transition team may find it amusing to tap Perry for this top position, taxpayers may have to pay the price for a bad joke.

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Midland Texas is known for it’s high school football and now one team is making a very patriotic stand.

People turn on the TV and see Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem before an NFL game. The football players at Greenwood High School didn’t like message Kaepernick was sending so they decided to carry American flags onto the field.

They didn’t kneel, they stood up and ran, each one carrying a flag. Some flags represented their state or branches of the military, but the majority ran holding the American flag high into the air.

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

The team showed solidarity, as each one held a symbol of patriotism and together they stood for America.

The team has actually been doing this for most of the season and the idea was originally suggested by one of the players.

Coach Chad Hanna spoke to local KSBD about his teams patriotic pregame ritual.

“We are a community here. This was a great way to show our support for our country, for the men that have made the sacrifice serving that flag.”

Unfortunately the team lost in the first round of their playoffs to Bushland 49-42. Despite having their state championship dreams crushed in the first round, the memory of this season will be remembered for a long time.

What do you think about the Rangers from Greenwood High School? Let us know in the comments below.

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trump cafe

A couple in Texas is in love with one of the candidates and they even changed their restaurant to show their support.

Trump Café was once called Bellville Café, but not anymore.

The owners have decided to change the name and change the menu to honor their favorite candidate for president.

They used to server French styled food, but now they only serve American dishes now.

Located about 60 miles outside of Houston, the Texas eatery falls in a very red part of the state, but that doesn’t mean there are not a lot of Trump haters out there.

It is a bold move to change a business’ name to support Trump, but it could pay off. They are getting the Trump branding for free.

This isn’t the first time that the billionaire businessman has turned the food and beverage industry upside down.

Recently Yuengling Brewery decided to endorse Donald Trump and some bars are no longer selling the beer.

Trump Café is now serving and ready to server anyone who likes American.

Would you eat at the Trump Café? Let us know in the comments below.

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texas

Some people who are taking advantage of the early voting in Texas are saying that their votes are being changed.

So far, at least two different people in two different cities have noted that after voting all Republican on their machines, the vote for President switched to Hillary.

No wonder she is taking so many naps, she gets all the Trump vote too apparently.

Lisa Houlette posted on Facebook her experience at the early voting machine in Amarillo.

It took two different election officials to figure out a way to go back and not elect Hillary.

Another woman, Shandy Clark had a similar experience in Arlington, Texas.

Facebook and Twitter are flooded with comments about votes being changed.

The best thing to do is make sure that the computer accepts whom you voted for. Double-check your vote. Ask for a paper ballot if that makes you feel better.

Trump has talked a lot about the election being rigged, but now there are a lot of people in Texas that agree.

Do you trust the voting machines?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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el paso

Just days before the election that could keep him in office for a third term the top law enforcement official in El Paso County, Texas attended a fundraising event at the home of a convicted felon with connections to the illegal drug trade.

Outraged officers in the agency that patrols over 1,000 square miles with a population of about 800,000 are asking commissioners to investigate the matter, which they claim will destroy public respect and confidence in their agency.

It’s not the first time that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) elected leader, Richard Wiles, is involved in a scandal. A few years ago one of Wiles’ deputy chiefs, Jesus “Eddie” Campa, got criminally indicted for embezzling millions of dollars in Homeland Security funds.

Campa served in the department as a jailer and officer for two decades, according to public records. He left the agency in 2014 following the indictment allegations, supposedly for embezzling $5.6 million in Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) funds, sources told Judicial Watch.

After an unusually short stint as police chief for the Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Campa landed a spot as police chief in Marshall, a town of about 24,000 residents in northeast Texas.

As Wiles’ chief deputy at EPCSO Campa was arrested by the FBI and taken to a holding cell at the El Paso FBI office located at 660 Mesa Hills Drive along with another deputy, Randolph Tabbutt, who has also left EPCSO.

There appears to be no public record of Campa’s indictment and a spokesman, Daryl Fields, at the United States Attorney’s office for the Western District of Texas told Judicial Watch that he “can neither confirm nor deny” that Campa was indicted. This response from federal prosecutors seems rather odd, as if there’s a concerted effort to cover up information related to the case.

As if it weren’t bad enough that this occurred under Wiles’ command, a few weeks before the November 8 election he hobnobbed with a “known drug felon,” according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Association. In a letter to county lawmakers, the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), which represents the group, writes that Wiles attended a campaign fundraiser breakfast on October 8 at the home of felon Raul Ricardo Hernandez.

The sheriff may have violated a number of agency policies prohibiting association with individuals that can be detrimental to the image of the office and conduct that adversely affects the morale or efficiency of the office, the CLEAT letter states. “There is no question that, had this conduct been alleged against a detention officer or deputy, that employee would have been placed under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office of Internal Affairs,” CLEAT writes.

Sheriff Wiles told a local news station that he didn’t know about Hernandez’s background before going to his house over the weekend. “There is an expectation that officers don’t associate with people of bad reputation,” Wiles said in the news report.

“It depends on how old it is. The understanding is people get in trouble, pay their debt to society, we can’t hold that against them.” A veteran El Paso law enforcement officer who worked under Wiles for a decade told Judicial Watch this week that Wiles has damaged the agency’s morale for years and that “he’s out of control.”

It’s important to note that the El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association has endorsed Wiles’ opponent, Tom Buchino, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Major. It’s also worth noting that the treasurer of Wiles’ campaign is the mayor of El Paso (Oscar Leeser), raising questions about how objective the investigation will be.

Judicial Watch has investigated public corruption issues in the El Paso region at the federal, state and municipal levels. Unfortunately, the scope of those investigations has included a number of law enforcement officers.

Judicial Watch’s investigative journalism resulted in Justice Department Inspector General investigations, other Inspectors General, and the involvement of investigative counsel from the staff of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

At one point, the degree of corruption and abuse within the Texas Department of Public Safety compelled Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley to send a handwritten note to Governor Greg Abbott in order to protect a brave whistleblower.

Judicial Watch will continue its ongoing investigation of public corruption in the El Paso region. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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clock boy

The young man known as clock boy made a clock that looked a lot like a bomb is now suing the school for accusing him of making a bomb.

When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed started his freshman year at MacArthur high School in Irving Texas, he wanted to impress his teachers.

Supposedly he made a clock out of left over electronics from his father’s cell phone store. He took the clock into school to show his teachers, but they thought it was a bomb and the school called the police and detained the young man.

The Muslim boy was released and never charged, but the event got national attention and the young man was invited to Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and even met president Obama.

That didn’t stop his family from moving to Qatar shortly after meeting the president, due to better education opportunities and to avoid the treats the family received in Texas.

Now the next step is for the family is to sue his hometown for violating the young man’s civil rights.

Despite bringing a clock into school that looked remarkably like a bomb, Ahmed places all the blame on the schools and the town for his treatment.

This lawsuit comes on the heels of a letter the family sent to the school district and the city last year demanding $15 million or they will sue.

They did not get the $15 million and now they are taking it to court.

There is no evidence that the school did anything wrong. Teachers are supposed to speak out when they see something that doesn’t look right. A clock that looks like a homemade bomb is something that the teacher should investigate.

The case won’t move forward until the fall, but check back with Liberty News Now for any updates.

Do you think the city will end up being found guilty and pay the young clock maker? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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dallas

All eyes are on Texas today.

Five cops are dead at the hands of the black radical movement.

The shooters, who appeared to be trained by Call of Duty, with a run-and-gun style, targeted law enforcement as they kept the peace at an illegal “Black Lives Matter” rally.

They made a mistake.

Before I go on, keep in mind that this column is likely to offend most readers.

I can get away with that as, first, I’m a Texan . . . born and raised. I’m also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and . . . least significant in my life, I’m a minority.

Yes, I’m Native American, not in the Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” sense (although my great grandfather insisted the Powhatan Princess is an ancestor), but in a recognized tribe sense, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

With my “right to offend” noted (although no one needs a right to offend . . . it’s fun for all), let’s discuss why the gaggle of black shooters made a mistake last night.

For those who have lived in Texas but stepped out of it long enough to reflect on the state, they know that Texans are straight up crazy as hell.

That’s no joke.

The state slogan, “Don’t Mess with Texas” was a tongue-and-cheek way to take on littering in the 80’s but it should serve as a real, no B.S. warning to anyone stirring up trouble among its residents.

You simply don’t mess with Texas.

Going back to Texas’ roots, a little Mexican named Santa Anna messed with Texas once.

Few Americans are unaware of the story of the Alamo.

In 1836, the Mexican Army marched on the Alamo Mission, which was occupied by around 185 Texians. The world knows the rest of the story, but they may not know the details of what happened next.

Sam Houston and his men turned their anger inward and calmly prepared like an army of psychopaths itching for blood.

When the Texians faced Santa Anna again at San Jacinto, Sam Houston’s men were still outnumbered by 40%, but their lust for revenge doubled their strength.

Knowing ethics don’t apply to war, Houston ordered his men to attack during the Mexican’s afternoon nap-time.

Eighteen minutes later, 650 Mexicans were dead or fatally wounded and the Texas Army was victorious, losing eleven soldiers.

The men who formed the foundation for the Republic of Texas were literally merciless. They shot, hacked, and clubbed the Mexicans as they cried out. Many Mexicans were even drown in their own blood as they attempted to flee across the San Jacinto River.

Santa Anna was found cowering and posing as a low-ranked soldier when one of his men gave him away by saluting.

The Texians stole Santa Anna’s wooden leg, kicked him in his paunchy ass and sent him hobbling back to Mexico to live with his defeat.

The Battle of San Jacinto is one to study if you ever want to mess with Texas.

Clearly, the Dallas shooters never bothered to study that particular history.

While the Black Lives Matter movement can take over cities, illegally gather and obstruct society with fear and intimidation . . . that will never happen in Texas again.

Tolerance for the hate riled up by the BLM movement is over.

While the media and many politicians will attempt to disassociate the BLM movement from the Dallas shooters, they are one in the same.

When you foment hate and advocate violence for another group, you’re responsible for the consequences.

While there are instances in our history were violent acts were justified, the Revolutionary War for example, this is not one of them.

The act that sparked the BLM movement, the Ferguson thug-child who attacked a cop, deserved to get shot, making the entire movement a fraud. That fact is something the lower class and academic members of the black community will never admit.

But in Texas, that will never matter again as the Lone Star State is a very unique place.

Geographically, Texans see them surrounded by drunken Indians and lesbian hippies to the West, fun-yet dumb cousins to the Northeast, and the Cajun swamp dwellers to the East.

To the South is Mexico of course, which outside of border towns, is seen as a docile neighbor (at least when I was growing up).

The perspective above is to make one major point . . . Texans don’t care what other states do, say or act. They are unapologetically independent and take care of their own business without the influence of the national media or national movements.

When racist black men take up arms and kill our peacekeepers under the banner of “Black Lives Matters” there will be no disassociation.

No BLM protester will be able to walk the streets of Dallas to spew hate speech against law enforcement and “whites” without the risk of a solid and deserved beating at the hands of a civilian, veteran or tough Texas chick who has had enough of the racism disguised as outrage.

Last night, Texans were the first in the country to wake up from the politically correct stupor to realize that the black rights movement (regardless of the name), when applied to today’s society is nothing more than an excuse to be a racist.

And if we’re lucky . . . as goes Texas, so goes the nation.

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illegals

Illegal immigrants who cross the border and are caught are dropped off at the McAllen, Texas bus station and then travel all through the United States.

We have seen a surge in illegal immigration and people crossing our southern border, but happens to those people that are caught? They are taken to a bus station.

A former firefighter and a volunteer who is helping the immigrants through a Catholic charity says he likes “helping people”.

Luis Guerroro who has been volunteering for over a year, says that the immigrants are dropped off at the McAllen bus station and they are left to find family and travel on their own.

At first Luis Guerroro said there was just one bus a day that would drop off the people who crossed the border throughout the day.

Now Luis says there are a couple of busses a day. The spike in illegals coming to the bus station is spiking and so is the number crossing our border.

The United Nations said that there are tons of people from Central America who are making their way through Mexico to the United States. They are on the way.

There are reports that we have brought in more illegal immigrants so far in 2016 than all of 2015. This is a major problem and dropping illegals off at a bus station to travel anywhere in the US they want is not a good idea.

What do you think we should do about illegal immigrants? Let us know in the comments below.

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terrorism

As the Obama administration welcomes throngs of “displaced” nationals from terrorist countries, an Iraqi refugee granted residency after coming to the U.S. as a teenager has been charged with supporting the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The once-displaced refugee, Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, is 24 years old now and lives in Houston, Texas. He tried to supply material support to ISIL and lied about his ties to the terrorist organization and his weapons training when applying to become a U.S. citizen, according to a federal indictment issued this month. In 2011, when Al Hardan was 17, the U.S. graciously took in his family much the same way the Obama administration is welcoming droves of Syrians and nationals of Yemen, an Al Qaeda hotbed. Besides having close ties to terrorist organizations Al Hardan has received automatic machine gun training, according to the feds.

The indictment is scarce in details, probably for national security reasons, but it’s the culmination of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Houston Police Department. Al Hardan, who attended school in Jordan and doesn’t speak very good English, was arrested in the Harris County apartment he shares with his 18-year-old wife and infant child. He appeared in a Houston federal courtroom last week and has a bond hearing and arraignment scheduled for this week. A local newspaper report says Al Hardan and his family live on food stamps, compliments of American taxpayers. His defense attorney will also be financed by taxpayers.

Al Hardan’s indictment comes just weeks after Texas officials sued the federal government to stop it from resettling Syrian refugees in the state over security concerns. Judicial Watch has reported that a number of high-ranking Homeland Security officials have admitted there’s no way to screen the new arrivals from the war-torn Muslim nation that’s a hotbed of terrorism. In fact a director with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told Congress a few months ago that his agency has no method of vetting the new refugees because the Syrian government doesn’t have an intelligence database to run checks against. Previous to that, FBI Assistant Director Michael Steinbach confirmed that the government has no system to properly screen Syrian refugees.

This hasn’t stopped the Obama administration from taking in thousands of Syrian refugees and dispersing them throughout the country. Following the Paris terrorist attacks, officials in municipalities and states across the U.S. launched efforts to stop Syrians from resettling in their jurisdiction because one of the bombers had entered Europe as a Syrian refugee. After hearing that alarming development, a poll found that a majority of Americans opposed admitting Syrian refugees into the United States. In the poll, a majority of Americans also said they’re not confident in the government’s screening process to weed out possible terrorists.

That’s why Texas sued the U.S. to keep Syrian refugees out of the state. The lawsuit accuses federal officials of violating the Refugee Act of 1980, which requires the government to consult regularly with the state regarding the placement of refugees. Following Al Hardan’s indictment Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement saying “the arrest in Houston of an Iraqi refugee for suspicion of terrorist activities is a troubling revelation – especially in light of the President’s insistence on placing further refugees in Texas. My office will continue to press for the right of Texans to ensure that terrorists are not being placed in our communities.”

 

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