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SoquelCreek

Member Since: May 25, 2013

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  • [23] August 15, 2014 at 9:12pm

    Here’s a link to Governor Perry’s 14-JUN-2013 signing statement and his line-item veto of the funds for Travis County. Dare I say it? It looks like Rick Perry might be a politician with ethics who shows actual leadership. Emphasis added in BOLD.

    SOURCE: http://governor.state.tx.us/news/veto/18674/

    “Article IV – The Judiciary

    Judiciary Section, Comptroller’s Department

    D.1.4 Strategy: PUBLIC INTEGRITY UNIT, $3,742,829 $3,830,597
    TRAVIS CO & UB
    Public Integrity Unit, 53rd Judicial District.

    Despite the otherwise good work the Public Integrity Unit’s employees, I CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE SUPPORT CONTINUED STATE FUNDING FOR AN OFFICE WITH STATEWIDE JURISDICTION AT A TIME WHEN THE PERSON CHARGED WITH ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT UNIT HAS LOST THE PUBLIC’S CONFIDENCE. This unit is in no other way held accountable to state taxpayers, except through the State budgetary process. I therefore object to and disapprove of this appropriation.”

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  • [8] August 15, 2014 at 8:10pm

    Rick Perry vetoes funding to a D.A. in a “public integrity” unit who was arrested for a DUI and who refused to resign. There’s the arrest video. There’s Perry’s line-item veto statement listing his reasons. There’s the public record.

    If Perry has a half-way competent PR team, I’d think that Perry comes out looking like an anti-corruption star who took proper executive action. Let’s hope that Democrats make a lot of noise about this. It will damage their already worthless reputation.

    Washington Post had a good backgrounder on the case dating from May.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/05/19/how-a-texas-district-attorneys-dwi-arrest-led-to-a-criminal-probe-of-gov-rick-perry/

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  • [1] August 1, 2014 at 12:12pm

    You’ll have to forgive them. They’ve likely only seen the highly PhotoShopped perfect bodies in magazines.

    The real world is really going to smack them hard in the face someday.

  • [73] July 23, 2014 at 9:33pm

    Of course vampires would be against Ted Cruz. Think about it.

    * Vampires hide and live their entire lives in self-imposed darkness, purposely avoiding the light.
    * Vampires can only survive by sucking the life force from others’ vitality.
    * Vampires are offended by the mere presence of a cross.

    Vampires are the near-perfect metaphor for the Progressive Left.

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  • July 23, 2014 at 1:14pm

    Think about Blaze. It makes perfect sense for vampires on “True Blood” to vote Democrat.

    After all, vampires are blood-sucking parasites that live off others in order to survive. Tell me that vampires aren’t your stereotypical Democrat.

  • [13] July 22, 2014 at 11:48am

    When this story inevitably becomes a tragedy for some other family, whom does one sue within the federal government for gross negligence and dereliction of duty?

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  • [7] July 22, 2014 at 11:46am

    A protest where nobody understands the message you’re attempting to convey isn’t a very effective protest.

  • [1] July 17, 2014 at 11:50am

    This should be no surprise.

    When in Congress, Hilda Olis was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, whose policies are endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of American (DSA). The list of the current whackadoodles is listed below. Nancy Pelosi only left the group when she became Speaker of the House.
    http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/caucus-members/

    Her nomination to Labor Secretary was warmly welcomed the SEIU, AFL-CIO, and the People’s World Daily, a publication of the Communist Party USA.
    http://www.peoplesworld.org/union-leaders-welcome-solis-choice-as-labor-secretary/

    It’s no surprise that Hilda Solis would engage in illegal activities while in office to further her far-Left ideology.

  • [1] July 15, 2014 at 9:58pm

    The government’s hard drives fail so often, you might think that they’re being manufactured by the Obama Administration.

  • [4] July 14, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Harry Reid, OBSTRUCTIONIST.

    Case is point: Border security.

    The House passed H.J.Res. 79: “Border Security and Enforcement Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014″ back on October 2013. It passed with bipartisan support; fully 58% of Representative votes in favor.

    It STILL awaits Harry Reid’s permission to receive a vote in the Senate.
    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2013/h540

    Who’s the REAL obstructionist, Mr. President?

  • [11] July 10, 2014 at 5:46pm

    This explains why this ONE small four-person special ops team already in Libya didn’t respond, and the explanation is entirely plausible.

    So, why wasn’t there any other response from the REST of the the broad range of U.S. military and special operations forces in the region?

    C’mon, Blaze, you can dig deeper.

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  • July 10, 2014 at 2:35pm

    It’s okay, Victoria Duran. By your own logic, you shouldn’t be able to harass those who oppose abortion because you apparently have no soul.

    The world has another term for such tolerant, reasonable Progressives: Jack-booted Thug!

  • July 8, 2014 at 2:53pm

    Our nearest Costco is located in Santa Cruz, CA, also known as the Progressive Disneyland.

    Despite the VERY left-wing politics of many of Santa Cruz’ residents, Costco always seems to carry a variety of conservative-leaning books, even including those by Glenn Beck.

    “America” the book came out long before the movie. Anybody who regularly shops at Costco knows that many products are sold for a relatively short time period. Here today, gone tomorrow. I’m not surprised by Costco’s decision strictly based on their business model.

    I don’t swing the same direction politically as do many in Costco’s management. However, they’re a good local employer who pays good wages. I’ve always been treated well by Costco and plan to continue shopping there.

  • July 8, 2014 at 2:44pm

    Our nearest Costco is located in Santa Cruz, CA, also known as the Progressive Disneyland.

    Despite the VERY left-wing politics of many of Santa Cruz’ residents, Costco always seems to carry a variety of conservative-leaning books, even including those by Glenn Beck.

    “America” the book came out long before the movie. Anybody who regularly shops at Costco knows that many products are sold for a relatively short time period. Here today, gone tomorrow. I’m not surprised by Costco’s decision strictly based on their business model.

    I don’t swing the same direction politically as do many in Costco’s management. However, they’re a good local employer who pays good wages. I’ve always been treated well by Costco and plan to continue shopping there.

    Regardless, you and Costco are both free to do whatever you want. They can choose not to sell D’Souza’s book. You can decide to buy it from any of dozens of other retailers. It’s how freedom works.

  • [2] July 8, 2014 at 2:32pm

    As a business operating in the free market, Costco has the freedom to decide which products are or are not for sale in their store and for whatever reason they deem fit.

    Similarly, you have the freedom to shop elsewhere for products that Costco may or may not decide to carry.

    This is how freedom and free markets work.

    If you would like a copy of Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Image a World without Her” book, it is available from these and other book sellers.

    Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/America-Imagine-World-without-Her/dp/162157203X/

    Barnes & Noble
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/america-dinesh-dsouza/1119393975

    Walmart
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/27382492

    Target
    http://www.target.com/p/america-imagine-a-world-without-her-by-dinesh-d-souza-hardcover/-/A-15681755

    Who knows? Costco’s decision may actually help boost sales of D’Souza’s book.

    If you haven’t already done so, I recommend seeing “America” the movie, currently playing at a theater near you. I think you’ll enjoy it.
    http://www.americathemovie.com/showtimes/

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  • [2] July 7, 2014 at 12:28pm

    To Sally Kohn (@sallykohn_, “illegal” is the Left’s new ‘N’ word. May I suggest other “N’ words like “inept”, “infantile”, “incompetent”, & “indicted”?

    In reply to the story Is the 'I-Word' the New 'N-Word'?

  • July 7, 2014 at 12:23pm

    How ironic that the Universal Unitarians, who believe in all things and accept all belief systems as equally valid, find it inconceivable that some refuse to pay for others’ medical practices that they find morally unacceptable. The Unitarians, by their own admission, are as Christian as they are Pagan, Buddhist, Muslim, Daoist, secular humanist, etc.
    http://www.uua.org/beliefs/principles/index.shtml

    Perhaps the Universal Unitarians should reread the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I’ve highlighted the critical section for the Unitarians.

    “CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

  • [1] July 3, 2014 at 1:50pm

    The ultimate irony? According to Planned Parenthood’s own annual report, the organization ended MORE innocent lives in just one year (2011-2012) than the ENTIRE population of Aurora, Colorado itself. At the time, Aurora was the USA’s 56th-largest city.
    http://soquelbythecreek.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-if-somebody-wiped-out-aurora.html

    Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider, performing about one-in-four to one-in-three of all abortions in the U.S. (25% to 33%). In 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that 1.21 MILLION total abortions were performed in the United States alone–roughly the entire population of Dallas, TX. If listed as a cause of death, abortion would America’s #1 killer, exceeding heart disease, cancer, etc.

    You can debate whether abortion is safe or not, but nobody can legitimately claim that abortion is rare.

  • [4] June 27, 2014 at 10:20am

    Sadly, the United States spends nearly as much on improper and fraudulent tax credit payments as we do on the entire NASA’s budget.
    https://twitter.com/SoquelCreek/status/474286229756735488/photo/1

  • [-1] June 16, 2014 at 3:58pm

    So, I’m confused. Does this mean my Congressman shouldn’t be hosting town hall meetings about political topics in religious buildings?
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_18726774

    I wasn’t offended or harmed in the least. Good thing I’m not a Progressive or I might have to sue.

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