Apr 21

The case for Voter ID

Author’s note – I apologize for not posting in an extended period of time.  I’ve had a lot of things on my mind as of late, most of which I can’t discuss here.  I hope to get back to regular postings soon.

In 2011, the Texas Legislature drafted, like many other states, a law that requires presenting a Photo ID to vote. The Department of Justice quickly challenged that law under the preclearance rule of the Voting Rights Act of 1964.

Texas Driver's License, Voter Registration Card and "I Voted" Sticker

This comes as undercover reporters in other parts of the country have demonstrated how easy it is to get ballots (and presumably vote) as someone other than themselves.  This includes celebrities, high-ranking Government officials and even the deceased. Continue reading

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Mar 24

Phone company sued over deleted Voice Mail

When does a phone company have the right to delete a voice mail?

That is the question being asked by a grieving family member in Washington state.  According to the news reports, a family is suing T-Mobile for just such a thing.

Voice Mail button on phone

Faron Butler lost his 14-year-old daughter, Rhema, to cancer in June 2011.  About a week before her death, she had left a voice mail message on his cell phone telling him she loved him and missed him. Continue reading

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Mar 16

What if Obamacare really was like auto insurance?

So there’s been a lot of talk about the “Individual Mandate” of Obamacare.  I think the following video helps to put the truth in a perspective that we can understand.

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Mar 01

Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

I woke to the news this morning that Andrew Breitbart, conservative new media mogul died overnight.

Andrew_Breitbart

After spending time working for Matt Drudge and Arianna Huffington, Andrew created and launched his own array of media websites, Breitbart.com, Breitbart.TV, Big Government, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism and Big Peace. Continue reading

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Feb 27

Make Mine Freedom

In the late 1940’s, the United States was watching the developing threat of the Soviet Union, Communism, and ultimately, the Cold War.

It was no surprise, then, that the movie theaters of the day would run Pro-America/Pro-Capitalism “Propaganda” to remind citizens that our way of life is under attack.

Harding College stepped forward with one such film in 1948:

Continue reading

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Feb 22

Birth of a Founding Father

The first President of the United States, George Washington was born 280 years ago today, February 22, 1732.

George Washington - 1782

Had it not been for his courage, the United States might have not been what it is today.  In addition to his eight years as President, he was a surveyor, a decorated military officer, and a farmer.

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Feb 19

Time for the Super Bowl Halftime show to be “Weird”?

SuperBowl 46 Logo After being less than impressed with the performance by Madonna, and aggravated by the antics of M.I.A., not to mention the Patriots loss to the Giants, I thought about what the NFL needs to do to make the Super Bowl truly entertaining again.

Of course the stupidity reached a peak during the years that NFL worked with MTV to produce the halftime show.  Of course that ended with the 2004 “wardrobe malfunction”, bringing the NFL to return to live event producers instead of TV producers the next year.

This year, M.I.A.’s fleeting expletive and the displaying of “the finger” (which NBC’s censors were unable to blur out in time), shows that even the NFL is not perfect when it comes to producing a “family friendly” show. Continue reading

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Feb 08

Houston’s Red Light Cameras run out of film, meanwhile…

I received word this afternoon that Houston’s City Council passed a settlement agreement with American Traffic Solutions to end the red light camera program.

Red Light CameraThe city has been mired in a court battle for more than a year about a charter amendment passed in November 2010 mandating the city end the program. The battle was over a breach of contract, due to former Mayor Bill White’s administration removing a termination clause from the contract. Without the termination clause, the city faced penalties for shutting the cameras off early.

The city has agreed to pay $4.8 Million in fees ATS would have collected for the duration of the contract, and both sides agreed to drop the federal court case.

The citizens group that pushed the ballot initiative asked the court to intervene, saying the contract was illegal without the termination clause, and the city should not be accountable for the settlement. The judge dismissed the petition, and considered the case closed. Continue reading

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Feb 05

Super Bowl Security?

Today’s the day; The New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl 46. In an event that has become an annual spectacle for many years, all eyes will be on which team takes home the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy right?

Superbowl XLVI Helmets

Or maybe it is to see what other celebrities will be there in addition to Madonna’s half time show? Continue reading

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Feb 03

Just how bad is our Education System?

I heard the audio of this earlier today, and it goes to prove exactly what is wrong with education today:

This brings the key question, why can’t these students answer the questions correctly? Continue reading

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