Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
A true comedy genius, he passed away at the age of 91.
The former child star and diplomat has passed away at age of 85.
Well, for a vacation that includes dinner?
None other than our online friend, Tiberius!! He is making the trek to this Land of So-Called Opportunity for a few weeks in the fall, and I thought it would be nice for us to chip in with ideas on what to do, where to go, and what to see.
So, feel free to give advice to Tiberius. He won’t need it, or heed it, but it will make for a fun read anyway. I already have the Texas Tour From Hades™ planned, so make sure to cover the other 56 states.
Saturday came the news, most glorious.
AG Abbott formally kicks off gubernatorial bid
I squealed with glee for almost two hours.
Already well-known in political circles and extremely well-financed, Attorney General Greg Abbott formally announced Sunday he’s running for governor, hoping to seize the fiercely socially conservative mantle of Gov. Rick Perry that has helped make Texas the country’s largest red state.
AG Abbott was the man to give Ted Cruz his start as Solicitor General. To say that Abbott is conservative is to underestimate his commitment to liberty. Anyone who says, “I go into the office, I sue Barack Obama, and then I go home,” has my support, and my vote.
I can already taste the sweet, sweet tears of the liberals in this state. The panic they felt was so palpable, it registered on the Richter Scale.
BRING IT ON!!!
Because he takes after his father!!
Your challenge? To make this go VIRAL. Social media, blogs, emails, any way you can.
Learn it, love it, LIVE IT!!
I am ashamed to report that not even my alma mater, Texas A&M University, is safe from the evuls of diversity.
Last week, several students at Texas A&M took to their Senate to object to having a portion of their student fees pay for the Gay and Lesbian Students Association. Personally, I don’t care if my school has such a student group. I believe in freedom of association, after all. However, some students did not wish to have their fees go to fund a group that goes against their religious beliefs.
See where I am going with this?
Anyway, the Senate voted 70-65 to approve ‘The Religious Funding Exemption Bill’, which states:
“While it can be argued that many services are a worthy use of funds in order to provide an opportunity for academic success at Texas A&M, it is reasonable for students to object to a use of their own money that they feel violates their religious conscience. The broad varieties of religious views expressed by students are equally important, and the variety of services they disagree with should be treated with equal importance.”
How about that? Actually observing and enforcing the First Amendment, which this being a state school, they have to actually, you know, OBSERVE AND ENFORCE. Had TAMU been a private university, it would have been different. But never underestimate the power of
idiots ignorance academia diversity. While the Senate can approve or disapprove a bill, the Student President has final veto, and guess what he did?
Texas A&M Student Body President John Claybrook [on Friday] ‘confidently’ vetoed a very controversial measure approved yesterday by the student senate which allows Aggies to withhold the portion of their student activity fee which would go to the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Student Center.
Because the needs of the many never outweigh the needs of the weepy few.
“This has caused great harm to our reputation and to the students who feel disenfranchised by the bill,” he wrote in a message.
Never mind the hundreds he just disenfranchised in the name of his goddess, Diversity. Gay trumps every time.
“This damage must stop today. Texas A&M students represent our core value of respect exceptionally, and I am proud of the family at this university. Now, more than ever, is the time to show great resolve and come together, treating each other like the family that we are.“
Just how is squelching someone’s religious freedoms showing respect? I don’t know about y’all, but in my family, no one agrees with anything, not even when it comes to Coke™ versus Pepsi™. This dickwrinkle believes that in order to show respect, you must trump one group above others. When I attended A&M, some of us decided to form a “dead group”, for archaeology. Guess what? We got NO FUNDING from the student fees. We had to raise our own funds to do anything. Why can’t they, as well?
This student president may claim to espouse Texas A&M as a family, but he has no idea what being an Aggie means. He barely cuts it as a 2%er. I hope all of the disenfranchised religious groups appeal, and bring to light the roaches pushing politically correct diversity down their throats.
While battle raged at the Alamo 177 years ago, a free Republic was born when delegates from across Texas met to declare their independence from a Mexican government that had “ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived.”
The men who declared Texas Independence knew with every fiber of their being what the price of liberty was, and that same appreciation of liberty still guides the Lone Star State today. We owe it to those who sacrificed it all to fight back whenever freedom is threatened.
I hope you have a happy Texas Independence Day, remember the brave Texians who laid it all on the line, and always stand for liberty. — Senator Ted Cruz
Texas will always stand for Freedom and will always push back against tyranny. Y’all would do well to remember that.
Some of the H&B readers and lurkers may be familiar with RFID, AKA Radio Frequency Identification. Basically, it’s the use of a microchip to detect your presence. Ranchers use this for cattle.
[T]he Northside Independent School District will be issuing RFID-equipped identification cards that the kids have to wear on lanyards any time they’re on campus. And then, in some corner of the principal’s office, the students show up as moving dots on a map of the screen like some real life game of Pac Man.
When NISD first proposed this, they defended it by masking it with concern for truant children. But the reality is, it is a way to keep taking money from the state. You see, school budgets are intertwined with attendance, and if kids are not in his or her seat when roll is called, that means the school doesn’t get money for having a kid in that seat.
Now, y’all may think that parents are ok with this because the schools are using it, right? Noooooooope. Parents were told, not even asked that this programs was to be implemented. Now, that was their first mistake. Their second mistake was implementing it at a magnet school. One very intelligent young woman stood up for her rights and refused to wear the lanyard with the tracking chip, and for that, she was expelled. She in turn took the case to court, and a judge will be ruling on her temporary injunction next week. And as it happens, someone decided to wreak a little havoc to bring attention to this rather obvious infringement on privacy.
Personally, I am not a fan of the entity known as Anonymous. In their quest for equilateral anarchy, they tend to leave a mess in their wake. But they are an equal opportunity pest, and sometimes they do hit a nail in a coffin pretty well. This Anon person makes a valid point: ASK THE PARENTS FIRST!!! They are the ones paying the taxes for the school system. Further, I have an issue with their whole “first period attendance” thing. According to my source, attendance is taken in the second period, because students do run late, have mishaps on the road, or buses can be late getting in. By second period, everyone who is at school is there anyway. Any student that has a doctor’s appointment, for example, is counted present when he or she check into the attendance office, so that excuse is weak at best.
The whole program reeks of control. Anyone who claims that this is for the safety of the children is either deluded, or in collusion. Just think what would happen if a pedophile hacked into the database. What’s next? Spying on students’ webcams?
Oh, wait…. that already happened.
Our state elections were something of a drama, mostly because we are still trying to figure out how 14,000 votes were cast in the desert west of here. All that aside, one thing I did notice was that every Democrat elected is trying to expand the government programs, and every Republican elected is trying to limit the power of the federal government in our state. You may think this is only natural, but there is one measure that is riling the feds even as I type.
Texas Liberty Preservation Act Would Prevent Indefinite Detention Without Trial
1200 WOAI news reports that [San Antonio State Representative Lyle] Larson has introduced what he calls the Texas Liberty Preservation Act, which prohibits any official in Texas, elected, appointed, or an employee, from participating in the detention without trial of any U.S. citizen.
That’s basically a “GFY”* to the Obama administration and the National Defense Authorization Act, specifically Sections 1021 and 1022 which gives power to the federal government to ‘indefinitely detain,’ without due process, any person.
For any reason.
Last I checked, that was a federal felony known as kidnapping. But I guess that as long as it’s the feds doing it, it’s ok. They wouldn’t ask for a ransom, either. They would just take your assets, including your reputation. Thankfully, other states are following suit. Virginia already has a law prohibiting the enforcement of those two sections. I find it ironic, considering its proximity to the
cesspool Washington, D.C. Of note, none of the Democratic lawmakers have voiced opposition to this bill. Oh, don’t think it’s because they recognize that the NDAA is encroaching on citizens’ rights. No, they recognize that non-citizens are also subject to it.
And we all know they can’t have that.
*Well, it doesn’t mean “good for you”
Thirteen years ago today, Texas A&M University suffered the greatest tragedy in its history.
In memory of the twelve who died. Their spirit lives on.
Some may boast of prowess bold
Of the school they think so grand
But there’s a spirit can ne’er be told
It’s the Spirit of Aggieland.
We are the Aggies -- the Aggies are we
True to each other as Aggies can be
We’ve got to FIGHT boys
We’ve got to fight!
We’ve got to fight for Maroon and White
After they’ve boosted all the rest
They will come and join the best
For we are the Aggies -- the Aggies are we
We’re from Texas A.M.C.
From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it. We are family.
By now some of y’all who are lucky enough to live in Texas have heard of the Greg Abbott vs. Eurotrash kerfuffle. It all started when the members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) informed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott of their intentions to monitor voting at polling places around the country on Election Day. Now, this is not new, nor did it alarm those of us familiar with the practice much, except the members were going to be monitoring for fraudulent conservative practices and doing so inside the polling stations. This came about due to a petition from liberal voting rights groups, including the NAACP and ACLU, that suggested the OSCE’s presence could help combat what they fear will be a “concerted effort to suppress votes from supporters of President Barack Obama”. Texas law prohibits any international observers from being inside the polling station, requiring them to be outside the 100 ft. perimeter. Well, our Attorney General was just NOT going to take that sitting down, and proceeded to inform the OSCE of their limitations:
“If OSCE members want to learn more about our election processes so they can improve their own democratic systems, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the measures Texas has implemented to protect the integrity of elections. However, groups and individuals from outside the United States are not allowed to influence or interfere with the election process in Texas. This State has robust election laws that were carefully crafted to protect the integrity of our election system. All persons — including persons connected with OSCE — are required to comply with these laws.”
Well, the OSCE got their thongs in a tight wad, and they in turn fired off a letter to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, whining about Abbott. Ms. Clinton fired off a letter to Abbott, whining to him, and he replied that he was only enforcing existing laws, and that if she didn’t like it, tough shit*. Not backing down, and reiterating to the whole fucking world that he has bigger balls than all of European weenies put together and weighed in Jupiter, Mr. Abbott made sure to send out missives to ALL polling stations that they would also be responsible for obeying and adhering to current Texas laws. Translation: “I catch any of y’all letting them inside, and y’all will also be charged with a felony.” And what did that get him? Well, only the highest compliment evah! Possible banning from Europe!!
A senior State Duma deputy has called on Europe to ban Texas’ top prosecutor for refusing to allow election observers from Russia and other OSCE member states to monitor the presidential vote next week.
Sergei Zheleznyak, a Duma deputy speaker and United Russia member, said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott should face sanctions on a “position of principle.”
Because Russia has such a great track record on elections, or something. I imagine a conversation between the Euroweenies and Abbott would have gone like this:
OSCE Weenie: We are going to make sure your illiterate commoners do not rig this election for Romney, henceforth He-Who-Should-Not-Win.
Abbott: Y’all will obey the laws in this great state, or I will sling your asses in jail. Diplomatic Immunity my ass!
OSCE Weenie: Madame Secretary!! He called us names and threatened us, and hurt our feewings!!!
Secretary Clinton: You have to abide by international law, We are the WORLD!!
Abbott: Ma’am, rules are rules, and even your village’s idiot can figure that out.
Duma Dumbass: You will not obey international law?? Then you will be banned from Europe. BANNED, I SAY!!
Abbott: Oh, yeah? Like I give a shit! If I wanted to see bonfires, I would go to Aggieland, so kiss my ass!!
I’m telling y’all, Abbott has balls of adamantium.