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Attacks kill at least 21 in Mexican border cities

September 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Attacks kill at least 21 in Mexican border cities

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – Firefighters found six bodies inside a burning car in Tijuana, and 15 people were killed in three separate shootings in another northern Mexican border town besieged by drug violence, authorities said Tuesday.

Near Mexico’s southern border, meanwhile, the bullet-ridden bodies of eight men suspected to be drug traffickers were found in a Guatemalan frontier town.

In Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, four bodies were found in a burning compact car’s seats and two in the trunk, according to a police report Tuesday.

The victims’ identities and the motive for the killings were not released, but the Mexican city is on a major route for drugs heading north and has recently seen a wave of violence between warring gangs. The bodies were found Monday night.

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if the president has given ANY indication that our borders are going to be closed? And closely guarded by National Guard troops?

Yeah, I know, it’s not going to happen. It’s been many years since we had a president that possessed the fortitude to actually address the problems that this nation faces. At least to address them in a realist manner.

Where border security issues are concerned, it looks like border states are going to have to stand on their own if they want to actually have border security. I can’t speak regarding California, Arizona or New Mexico, and their efforts to secure their part of the U.S./Mexican border, but I know what Texas Governor Rick Perry is doing;

HOUSTON - Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

“It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they’ve ever played before,” Perry said of the Department of Public Safety’s elite investigative unit.

The forces, dubbed “Ranger recon” teams, are the latest effort “to fill the gap that’s been left by the federal government’s ongoing failure to adequately secure our international border with Mexico,” he said. SOURCE

Texas isn’t going to take this stuff laying down. Texas was born from a fight for freedom, freedom FROM Mexico. Texans have been fighting Mexicans since Texas came to be. It’s nothing new here, it’s just what we do. And today, Texas is once again in a fight to stop Mexican drug cartels from coming to power here.

Some folks, particularly U.S. Senator Kay Bailout Hutchison, claims this is a reelection stunt. She says that Perry only ordered this because he’s looking for votes. I beg to differ Sen. Hutchison.

I believe that Gov. Perry has, as have most Texans, had all of this BS he can stand. I believe he sees the dangers that Texas and it’s citizens are facing from these cretins in Mexico. I believe he is acting to protect Texas and the good folks OF Texas.

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Sen. Kay *Bailout* Hutchison bails out on defunding ACORN

September 15th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sen. Kay *Bailout* Hutchison bails out on defunding ACORN

I recently found this great blog, The Right Side of Austin and I am using their story on this. Kay *Bailout* Hutchison is a traitor to ALL THINGS TEXAS, and all that we stand for.

She bailed out on the vote to defund ACORN. You would think she could take the time to make a stand, but here’s the truth, KBH had best be preparing herself for retirement, it’s coming soon too!

Our senior Senator from Texas decided not to vote against the continued taxpayer funding of ACORN. And now she wants to come to Texas and run the state?? This comes after the Senator voted FOR the bailout.

“Less than one week after the Senate returned to work, Senator Hutchison skipped a key vote to prevent ACORN from receiving taxpayer funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is yet another example of Senator Hutchison failing to protect the taxpayers of Texas. The Senator made time to vote for a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street, but when it came time to prevent tax dollars from going to a liberal activist group, she was nowhere to be found.� Full Statement from the Perry Campaign here.


YEAs —83
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
LeMieux (R-FL)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —7
Burris (D-IL)
Casey (D-PA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Leahy (D-VT)
Sanders (I-VT)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Not Voting – 9
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Coburn (R-OK)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hutchison (R-TX)
McCain (R-AZ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Vitter (R-LA)

Kay *Bailout* Hutchison is a TRAITOR to Texas and all that Texas stands for. Hutchison is a RINO Washington insider. She has NO idea what the people of Texas are up against.

Case in point; Hutchison was on board with the Bush Amnesty Plan and she was pushing the Immigrant Dream Act for all it was worth SOURCE, all the while opposing border fences.

Kay Bailey Hutchison CLAIMS to be Conservative Republicans, that is a bald, open faced LIE. She is, at best, a RINO of the 1st order.

Hutchison is an AMNESTY supporter and has serious issues with border security, actually with having border security that is. She made that abundantly clear some time back, Hutchison has fought long and hard to stop a border fence from being built on the U.S. side of the Mexican border, Hutchison on defensive over border fence and Hutchison was an ardent supporter of the Immigrant Dream Act, another *back door* attempt at amnesty for ILLEGALS, Immigrant ‘Dream’ Act Fails Key Senate Vote.

Hutchison has outlived her usefulness as a Senator and she is NOT needed as our Texas Governor!

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NRA opposition fails to sway senators on Sotomayor

August 1st, 2009 . by TexasFred
NRA opposition fails to sway senators on Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Rifle Association’s threat to punish senators who vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been met with a shrug by Democrats from conservative-leaning states and some Republicans who are breaking with their party to support her.

The gun rights group is used to getting its way by spooking lawmakers about the political consequences of defying its wishes. But it never before has weighed in on a Supreme Court confirmation battle. It was cautious about breaking that pattern, and it looks like a losing a fight to defeat President Barack Obama’s first pick for the court.

Sotomayor is expected to easily win confirmation in a vote this coming week that could deflate the long-accepted truism in Washington that you don’t cross the NRA.

Voting “yes” will include A-plus-rated and NRA-endorsed Democratic Sen. Max Baucus and his fellow Montanan, A-rated Sen. Jon Tester, as well as A-rated and NRA-endorsed Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, the only GOP leader to break with the rest of this party to back Sotomayor.

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The National Rifle Association’s threat to punish Senators?

I didn’t realize that standing up for OUR rights and demanding that OUR Senators vote the will of The People was a threat. Apparently there are those in the Hallowed Halls that seem to think so.

What did come out of this perceived threat was Sen. Harry Reid making a fool of himself. Granted, given Reid’s appearance and demeanor, it’s not hard to imagine him playing the real life part of Jeff Dunham’s puppet, the smart-ass, lovable, yet cranky old man, Walter.

But in this particular case, I am serious, Reid is a smart-ass, cranky old man, sans the lovable part. And now he’s frightened.

“I just think that their voting against this good woman is going to treat them about the same way that they got treated as a result of their votes on immigration,� said Reid, D-Nev. SOURCE

Threats are NOT the way we run America. Many Americans don’t take well to being threatened. Not by Dems, not by Republicans, not by the POTUS, not by anyone. Once upon a time I would have said nearly ALL Americans, in this day and time, as apathy abound and the libber mindset prevails on so many, I’m not sure that the ire of the American people can be raised to anything other than a low growl any longer.

Many Republicans who were considered possible “yes” votes for Sotomayor – including Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, and Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison – have come out against her after the NRA’s announcement, citing gun rights concerns as an important reason.

I can’t speak for Hatch, Chambliss and Isakson regarding their moving to a definite NO vote on Sotomayor but with Hutchison, it’s easy to figure out. She has been inundated with calls, letters, emails, personal visits and so forth, all telling her that if she votes FOR Sotomayor, Cap and Trade or this travesty of a health care bill, her political career is over and ANY chance she may have at winning the Texas Statehouse will be a waste of time and money.

Many of us here in Texas have long ago fallen OUT of love with Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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