July 2009

Hutchison Only Kinda Responds To Our Criticism

After posting a rebuttal to Sen. Hutchison’s claim Texas should have taken mandate-heavy stimulus money, her campaign asked if we’d post a response, designed to expound on her points and explain her position. I happily agreed. What was submitted follows here; you’ll...

Hutchison Now Wants Federal Mandates?

Regardless of the rewrites attempted by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s unannounced gubernatorial campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the conservatives in the Legislature were right to stop the string-laden “stimulus” dollars from entering Texas’...

What Part of ‘Illegal’…

Why is it even a question as to whether or not illegal aliens (or undocumented immigrants or whatever we’re supposed to call them) should get in-state tuition? They aren’t in the state legally, so why should taxpayers subsidize tuition? And federal law...

Transit Costs

How much does your transit authority cost you? Rail may seem affordable to the citizens of a transit district until they read about transit’s annual cost per household. Here is my conclusion about the Houston transit authority which is fueled with a one percent...

Where Have The Voters Gone?

As a percentage of Texas population, the Census Bureau is reporting this week that voter turnout dropped in ’08 from ’04. Contrary to popular belief, the youth vote went down the “senior citizen” vote went up. Not reported in the press, but...
What has Kirk Watson done?

What has Kirk Watson done?

New Video: With $1.4 million in the bank, State Sen. Kirk watson is clearly is hoping someone will ask him to run statewide, but it’s hard to think of what he’s actually done besides raise money. This is a send-up from the infamous 2008 Chris Matthews...

Bad Schools Forever

The strangle-hold monopoly public schools have on kids becomes a death-grip when failing institutions are allowed to continue performing academic malpractice. It’s disgusting. Yet we see that happen repeatedly when school district officials and community...