Feral Hogs don’t Practice Social Distancing

Well this is new and certainly something that most would neither think or worry about. But it sure appears to be an ongoing problem and evidently feral hogs don’t practice social distancing.

from the Federalist:

Hog Hunting In The Time Of Coronavirus

In Texas, you can still hunt feral hogs despite the lockdowns. Just make sure you prepare like it’s the end of the world.

Preparing for a hog hunt is like preparing for the end of the world. You need a reliable rifle and ammunition, of course, but you also need a bunch of other stuff—a sidearm, maps, binoculars, compass, flashlight, knife, raingear, boots, food and water, two-way radios. Once you’re all geared up, you can’t help but think that if the end came, you’d be ready. read more

Abbott Says Religious Services are Essential Activities

Well, if this doesn’t drive the already loony left even crazier, I don’t know what will.

Thank the Lord above for Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his latest “essential” activities guideline.

And may I add: Gregg Abbott for president, 2024. And now that conservative upstart Candace Owens has decided to enter into elected public service, may I be the first to suggest an Abbott/Owens GOP presidential ticket!!

Think that might drive the left over the edge?

from Western Journalism:

Texas Governor Designates Religious Services as ‘Essential’ Activities

In an executive order issued Tuesday, Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott listed religious services among the essential services that should continue amid the coronavirus epidemic

In the order, which addressed the “statewide continuity of essential services” during the pandemic, Abbott called for Texans “except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.” read more

A Well-Deserved Light Finally Being Shown on Democrat Voter Fraud

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I’ll give Donald Trump props for at least one thing. He has and still is causing the needle to move on some very important issues which would otherwise get little press.

Early on it was illegal immigration and building the wall. To his credit he brought that topic to the forefront. Then it was the Muslim/refugee issue. Again, he spearheaded the attention brought to the subject.

And now, thanks to The Donald’s recent debate declaration about shady electioneering, everyone is talking about voter fraud. And just like every other political topic, battle lines have been drawn.

The ones who are having the fraud perpetrated on them, the Republicans, are raising alarms all over the nation and the ones perpetrating the fraud, the Democrats, are saying its all much ado about nothing.

But then you go back, watch and listen to the two senior democrat operatives (and others) highlighted in James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas video, and anyone with a brain must conclude that these two will do and have already done anything to get Hillary elected. read more

Podcast – 4.9 Percent Unemployment and No Jobs – A Look into the Future of Obamacare – Gun Rights Activist gets Sued in Texas

The Government is touting 4.9% unemployment and the Federal Reserve thinks this is great. So great in fact that they are going to start raising interest rates. But this figure is – surprise, surprise – a lie. Let’s take a look at what it really is.

Want to see what our fabulous healthcare system, Obamacare, will look like soon? Just take a look at the British socialized, single payer system and the latest reports of rationing. This is what we have to look forward to.

A County in the state of Texas is not happy with a gun rights advocate who has written to them complaining about not being to carry his weapon in the county courthouse complex. They’ve evidently decided to make an example of him.

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States are WINNING on Gun Rights

by: the Common Constitutionalist

From 1791, when the Second Amendment was ratified (coincidentally my Twitter handle – @Ratifiedin1791) all the way through 1933, the federal government left us gun owners be.

But in 1934 it all began to change as progressive icon and bully, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed for and signed the first nationwide gun control legislation, the National Firearms Act. The law was an emotion-based knee-jerk reaction to attempt to halt the use of the “Tommy Gun” and sawed-off shotguns, etc. It levied a tax of $200 (over $2500 today) on the manufacture and sale of all guns. A national gun registry was also enacted.

Virtually every leftist president since then has tried to build on the success of Roosevelt, including Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton and of course, Barack Obama. A special shout out should go to the progressive republican president Nixon. The same waste of skin who took us off the gold standard also blessed us with the ATF in 1972.

If it hadn’t been for Reagan and George W. Bush at least slowing things down, guns might be outlawed by now.

States have been very concerned about Obama’s want to confiscate our guns since he was elected and his recent threats to further curb gun owners’ rights have prompted some of them to begin taking the bull by the horns and enacting their own pro-gun legislation. That darn Tenth Amendment. Someone should do something about that.

In June of last year Texas passed a state law giving teachers and students (21 and older with a concealed carry permit) the right to carry guns on campus, although the sweeping law was amended to allow Colleges Presidents to dictate which buildings could remain gun-free. Some pro-gun advocates actually called this positive break through a loss. Yes, it was a disappointment as the law was gutted to an extent, but the positive is that it even got this far. read more

Same-Sex Marriage vs. Illegal Immigration – A Challenge to the Left

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Regarding same-sex marriage, the Knoxville Sun Sentinel  wrote: “In a historic decision, a sharply divided US Supreme Court on Friday extended the right to marry gays and lesbians. The 5-4 decision immediately wiped out Tennessee’s constitutional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. All states now must license and recognize same-sex marriages. Gov. Bill Haslam and state Atty. Gen. Herbert Slatery, though expressing dismay at the outcome, pledge to abide by the decision.”

Many states have said something similar. “Once the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s order is the law of the land,’ Georgia Atty. Gen. Sam Olens wrote. As such, Georgia will follow the law and adhere to the ruling of the court.” And Arkansas Atty. Gen. Leslie Rutledge wrote that, “I am disappointed that the justices have chosen to ignore the role of the states to define marriage. The justices have issued a decision, and that decision must be followed.”

So it appears most of the remaining holdout states are falling in line. But one isn’t, and that one is Texas. “A judge-based edict that is not based in the law,” is how Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton  described the Supreme Court ruling. read more

Texas Is Bizarre – According to the Left

by: the Common Constitutionalist

We all know that the hard-core left loathes the Constitution and the founders who wrote it. After all, virtually everything they think, say and do is unconstitutional.

When you boil it down, the left is for two things: a socialist utopia and a massive central government to manage it.

Leftists like those at ThinkProgress are as hard-core as it gets so I have to laugh when they attempt to use the Constitution to prove a point against the right.

Radical lefty Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress attempts to do just that, as he posted a piece entitled “A Texas Lawmakers Bizarre Plan to Secede from the Union One Law at a Time.”

Naturally the photo he posted accompanying the article was a Confederate battle flag because people have an immediate visceral hatred for it and what it represents, and of course Texas’s constant use of that particular flag – which was and is… never.

Millhiser’s article explains that “Under an unconstitutional proposal by Texas state representative Dan Flynn (R), just two people in the state of Texas – the state House Speaker and Lieut. Governor – would effectively have the power to suspend any federal law within Texas’s borders, at least temporarily.” read more

Good News for Texas Voters

from: the American Thinker:

Thanks to the Supreme Court, the new Texas voter ID law was in effect when early voting began in the 2014 midterm. The court upheld the Fifth Circuit’s stay pending appeal of an October 11, 2014 District Court injunction barring implementation of the law’s voter ID provisions. The last-minute injunction was issued by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in an opinion whose content and timing make it smell suspiciously like the grievance industry’s race card.

[E]ven where specific discriminatory practices end, their effects persist. It takes time for those who have suffered discrimination to slowly assert their power.  Because of past discrimination and intimidation, there is a general pattern by African-Americans of not having the power to fully participate.

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Rick Perry – Indictable Boy

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So in the grand tradition of Texas Republicans, Gov. Rick Perry is officially indicted, although I noticed his mug shot was a bit more presentable than was the woman who drew his ire.

So what did he do that was so criminal? Well, Rick Perry threatened to veto funding of an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County’s district attorney’s office, because it was being run by a drunken old bag, district Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg. He told the public what he would do and then he did it. He vetoed their funding because the convicted lush wouldn’t step down.

Perry didn’t see it as being proper to have a belligerent drunk as head of the office charged with combating public corruption. Go figure.

But we all know politicians aren’t supposed to do that – you know – threaten to do something and actually go through with it. They are supposed to promise to seal the border or cut spending or not raise the debt ceiling – and then do nothing. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Rick Perry should know this.

So who filed the charges? Well, as some already know, it’s a group innocuously called “Texans for Public Justice” (TPJ). Now right here, one could stop the investigation and know who this group is. The term “public justice” is code for socialism.

But just for fun, let’s take a closer look.

Craig McDonald is the TPJ director. He launched the “watchdog” organization in 1997. Before that he was a “community organizer” in Michigan. Does anyone else come to mind? After the stint in Michigan, he moved to Washington DC to work for Ralph Nader’s “Public Citizen” group. Getting the picture? This guy is no “mainstream” advocate. He is a leftist hack.

So what about his current organization, “Texans for Public Justice”? They must need money to work on behalf of the people of Texas. Where does TPJ a get their funding, I wonder? read more

Why Is The Press Fighting To Protect Wendy Davis?

Bias: Have you heard the one about the Texas gubernatorial candidate who created a fictional life story to sell herself to voters? Probably not, since the person in question is a darling of the liberal media.

Wendy Davis hit the national spotlight last year when she mounted an 11-hour filibuster against a bill to ban late-term abortions in Texas (that was ultimately signed into law).

The media swooned. The New York Times called her “a feminist folk hero,” a “titan in pink tennis shoes” and “a single mother who became a lawyer (and) stood up to the Republican boys’ club.” CNN gushed about Davis’ “history of persisting against tough odds.” Others called her “courageous,” “articulate,” “gutsy” and “inspiring.”

She was a rising star in the Democratic Party with a shot at claiming the governorship in a solid-red state.

Given Davis’ oft-repeated story, such praise may have seemed fitting. The bio on her state Senate website says she’s “been taking on tough fights her entire life.” read more