By Peter Morrison
Comment by Jim Campbell
To be very clear Governor Rick Perry is no RINO, he needs to begin learning to run his campaign while battling for key legislation in Texas.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C.
Recently Governor Rick Perry ordered a special legislative session to deal with a few pressing issues, such as school funding, Congressional redistricting, and other matters. During a special session, legislators may only deal with issues specified by the Governor in the call for the special session, or issues which he adds once the session begins. In this case, Governor Perry added two more items to the agenda.
The first was a bill banning “sanctuary cities” in Texas. The term refers to cities and towns that declare themselves a sanctuary for illegal aliens, openly stating that they are not going to enforce laws against illegal immigration. The other one was a bill that would make it a crime for TSA agents to touch the private parts of airline passengers during “security screenings.”
By Jane Lareau In this time of dramatic deficits – both state and federal – and severe budget cutting, it is inconceivable to me how state officials can look the other way as SCDOT moves inexorably forward on spending $2.3 billion on a brand new, unnecessary interstate to Myrtle Beach, I-73.
Senator Lindsay Graham and Representative Tim Scott – vocal and passionate supporters of fiscal conservatism under all other situations – not only are not disturbed by this mother-of-all earmarks, they are harshly criticizing EPA for legally and correctly recommending the federal water quality permit be denied.
Canada Free Press
A group of 15 so-called Republicans wrote President Obama urging him to double average fuel efficiency to as much as 62 miles per gallon by 2025.
But barring some new, magical technology and/or magical fuel, such a policy would put Americans in smaller, lighter and more deadly cars.
The 15 dimwitted RINOs signing the letter are:
- Former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (N.Y.), Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection;
- Former Congressman Michael Castle (Del.), Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection and one of only eight Republican House members to vote for the notorious Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill;
- Former Congressman Vernon Ehlers (Mich.); Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection;
- Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (Md.); Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection
- Former Congressman Benjamin Gilman (N.Y.), an important Congressional supporter of the Church of Scientology;
- Former Congressman Amory Houghton (N.Y.), a limousine liberal who voted with Democrats on environmental issues;
- Former Congressman Connie Morella (Md.), who only voted right once per session—for Speaker;
- Former Congressman Chris Shays (Conn.), an Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection
- Former Congressman Jim Ramstad (Minn.), voted to start implementing the Kyoto Protocol in 2000 and voted against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge;
- Former Congressman Peter Smith, a career education administrator—‘nuff said;
- Former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman, Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection. When Whitman was selected to be the first EPA administrator in the George W. Bush administration, she didn’t know the difference between ozone depletion and global warming;
- Former EPA administrator Russell Train, Honorary Board member of the Fifth-columnesque Republicans for Environmental Protection;
- Former EPA administrator Bill Reilly, former president and now chairman of the World Wildlife Fund;
- Former EPA administrator Bill Ruckelshaus, the EPA administrator whose 1972 ban of DDT led to the deaths of tens of millions of Africans; and
- Former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, works to undermine real Republicans through the Bipartisan Policy Center.