Texas Passes Emergency Anti-Abortion Bill Requiring a Sonogram 24 Hours Before an Abortion

The Texas Grand Old Partiers campaigned on jobs, jobs and more jobs as their main priority to save Texas’ sagging economy.  Prior to the elections the TeaBaggers were in all their glory in Austin with The Beckster, Ted Nugent and Gov. Perry repeating over and over how government should stay of our lives, get out of Texas or Texas should secede.  They evangelized about how the role of government should be to keep the brown skins out and provide jobs with no taxes.  Everything else was an unconstitutional invasion of our rights. The Gov. boasted with chest out that the bizness friendly laws he had pushed through had made Texas the envy of the nation.

Then lo and behold the elections pass with Texas making the Democrats feel like outcasts.  But, news soon comes out that Texas has mysteriously encountered a $27 billion budget deficit.  Almost overnight, amazing!!

How has our elected legislators spurred the economy?  Well, passing a bill to allow the privileged few who can afford a half million dollar yacht to skip on the taxes, this is sure to create thousands of jobs.  But the whopper is the legislation the Texas Legislature passed Friday which requires doctors to perform a sonogram at least 24 hours before an abortion and to describe what the sonogram shows. Unlike some even redder states, there was wording allowing exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, or fetal abnormality. The Gov’ described this anti-abortion legislation as an €œemergency priority€ and put it on the fast-track to ensure prompt passage.  The Gov’ feels this is more important than jobs or the economy and that all Texans should have access to all the information when making such an important decision. The main reason is to further restrict abortion but the Gov’ doesn’t want to come out and say so. However he did say that the legislation “is a critical step in our efforts to protect life, and I look forward to this legislation reaching my desk very soon.

Texas leads the nation in uninsured citizens and no matter what your position is on abortion, the Teabaggers want to defund Planned Parenthood, where one could get a sonogram.  The Elitist Republicans however will require the female to pay for the test herself. Just another kick in the gut and another case of the so called Christians really caring for the poorer members of our society.

Texas now needs FEMA

Strong winds and dry conditions made for difficult conditions for Texas battling wildfires in communities across Texas.  Austin was not immune and had a fire that destroyed several homes and required water drops from aircraft to battle it.   The wildfires have spread across more than 700,000 acres in drought-stricken Texas. More than a half dozen large fires were still burning.

Sunday Governor Perry asked President Obama for federal help.  Ouch….  “Texas is reaching its capacity to respond to these emergencies and is in need of federal assistance,” Perry said in a statement Sunday. “I urge President Obama to approve our request quickly.”

Now in my opinion this is what a responsible Governor should be doing.  Working with the federal government to benefit the citizens.  But what seems hypocritical to me is that not even a year ago the Governor and his party were bemoaning the largesse of the federal government.  Many of the Teabagger Partiers in their zeal to attack President Obama, even now are screaming how the government is broke and even espoused the mantra that FEMA was unconstitutional.   But now that the State that brags it can take care of itself and should secede is begging for help from the very federal government they hate.

Sometimes it makes me ashamed to be kin to these nimrods.  Yes we fought the war a 150 years ago, lost and have moved on, so get over it and let’s work hand in hand to make this a better State and a better Nation.

Republicans to tap rainy day fund.

Governor Perry, who in September proclaimed that Texas was better off than any State in the Union, backed off his pledge to use the rainy day fund, under pressure from Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Republican Speaker Joe Strauss.  Secessionist minded Governor Perry, has pledged to keep Texas the most business friendly state by slashing business taxes and wage laws, keeps insisting that no taxes on business and no spending on the people of the state will ensure that Texas remains a model for all other states to emulate.

After ten years in office, Governor Perry has ensured Texas’ drop to third world status.  The state ranks among the last in almost all categories such as education, health, etc., while amassing a $27 Billion deficit.  Governor Perry insist his secessionist teabagger model will lead to 250K new jobs next year, all paying less than $10 an hour.

The $9 Billion Rainy Day Fund will be tapped of over one third it’s value, $3.2 Billion, to get the state thru August.   So much for the Teabaggers model.

On Why I joined the Texas Nationalist Movement

I read an interesting article today on the Texas Nationalist Website from a gentleman who recently moved after 15 years in Michigan to Texas.  The gentleman laid out his history and pretty concise, if not misquided, reasons for joining the Texas Nationalist Movement.

The reasoning that struck me was the oft repeated Glen Beck/Tea Bagger mantra of President Obama appointing Czars who report to only him, bailing out GM, taxes taxes and more taxes.  You can easily see that the gentleman has only one news outlet, the so called Fox News Channel.  If the proof cited is that President Obama is functioning completely outside the constraints of Congress, why was their no call for the President’s head when President Bush was doing the same.   President Bush appointed 49 Czars over his 8 years in office to a total of 33 offices.  President Obama has appointed 41 to a total of 37 offices.   Bu in fairness to both Presidents one must look at the Positions the so called Czars held.  Are they really so outside the scope of what is needed to run a government?

Czar title Official title Tenure Type of Appointment Appointing Administration
Foreign aid czar Administrator of the (USAID) 2006-2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
czar, Afghanistan andPakistan czar Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan 2009-2010 President appointed Barack Obama
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2001-2002 President appointed Bush, George W.
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2002-2003 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2004-2006 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
Asian Carp czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity 2010-present Council on Environmental Quality selected Barack Obama
auto czar, car czar Treasury Advisor, Head of the Auto Task Force 2009 Feb-Jul Sec. of Treasury appointed Barack Obama
auto czar, car czar Senior Advisor President’s Automotive Task Force 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
auto recovery czar, autoworker czar Member Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
bank bailout czar, TARP czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury forFinancial Stability 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
bioethics czar Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President’s Councilon Bioethics 2001-2005 (New position), Exec order, President appointed George W. Bush
bird flu czar Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisortothe President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness 2004-2006 (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
birth control czar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, DepartmentofHealth and Human 2006-2007 President appointed George W. Bush
border czar Special Representative forBorder Affairs, Dept of HomelandSecurity, 2009-present Sec of Homeland Security appointed Barack Obama
budget czar Director of the Office of Management andBudget 2001-2003 President nominated, Senate Confirmed George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2003-2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2006-2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for EnvironmentalManagement, Department of Energy(nuclear clean up) 2001-2004 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Departmentof Energy (nuclear clean up) 2005-2008 Sec. of Energy appointed, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
climate czar Special Envoy for Climate Change 2009 Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
climate czar, energy czar, global warmingczar Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change 2009-present (New position) Barack Obama
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator 2009-present (New position) George W. Bush
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator 2009-present (first at position) Barack Obama
communications czar Counselor to the President, Special counselor to the President 2005-2007 President appointed George W. Bush
compensation czar, Gulf claims czar, pay czar Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation 2009-present Sec. of Treasury appointed Barack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity, Office ofManagement and Budget (OMB) 2001 Oct-2003 Feb (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director, National Cyber SecurityCenter 2008–2009 (New position), Presidential directive, President appointed George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity,Cybersecurity Coordinator Office created May 31, 2009. Acting czar May-July, 2009; resigned [4] Barack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity,Cybersecurity Coordinator Office created May 31, 2009. 2009–Present] Barack Obama
democracy czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy 2005-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
domestic policy czar Chief Domestic PolicyCoordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to thePresident, White

House Deputy Chief of Staff

2004–2006 President appointed George W. Bush
domestic violence czar Advisor to the President and the Vice President on DomesticViolence and Sexual Assault Issues 2009 Vice President appointed Barack Obama
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy 2001-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy (cabinet rank removed) 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
economic czar, big-picture economic czar Chairman, Economic RecoveryAdvisory Board 2009 President appointed Barack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar special counsel to the president for ethics and governmentreform 2009–2010 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Barack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar White House Counsel 2010–present President appointed Barack Obama
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives 2001-2002 (New position), Exec order, President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives 2002-2006 President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives 2006-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar Director of the WhiteHouse Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
food safety czar Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection 2007-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally with the rank ofAmbassador 2003-2006 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDSGlobally, with the rank of Ambassador 2006–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
Great Lakes czar Special Advisor to the EPA Administrator 2009–present EPA appointed Barack Obama
green-jobs czar Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation atthe White House, Member of the White House Council on EnvironmentalQuality 2009 Apr-Sep President appointed Barack Obama
Guantanamo Base closure czar US Department of State SpecialEnvoy 2009-present Sec. of Stateappointed Barack Obama
health czar Director of the White House Office ofHealth Reform and Counselor to the President 2009-present Exec Order Barack Obama
health czar for the World Trade Center (WTC) Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and TreatmentProgram, also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational

Safety and Health

2006-2008 President Appointed George W. Bush
health IT czar NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Healthand Human Services 2004-2006 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS George  W. BushÂ
health IT czar NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Healthand Human Services 2009 – Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Barack Obama
homeland security czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism 2001-2002 (New position), Exec Order, President appointed George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary,U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2003-2004 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated,Senate confirmed George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2005-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
homeless czar, homelessness czar Executive Director, United States Interagency Councilon Homelessness 2002-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
Gulf Coast reconstruction czar, hurricane Katrina recoveryczar Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort 2005-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
information czar, infotech czar ChiefInformation Officer at the White House 2009-present (New position), created by statute, President appointed Barack Obama
intelligence czar Director ofNational Intelligence 2005-2007 (New position), Congress mandated, President nominated,Senate confirmed George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence 2007-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director ofNational Intelligence 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
Iran czar Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia(which includes Iran) 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S.Commerce Department 2004-2007 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services 2007â-2008 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
Middle East czar Special Envoy for Middle East Peace 2009-present Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
mine safety czar Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health 2006-2008 Recess appointment—2 prior presidential nominations wererejected by the Senate George W. Bush
performance czar United StatesChief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management at theOffice of

Management and Budget

2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
policy czar Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning 2005-2006 President appointed George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Special Advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs 2005-2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy 2008-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
reading czar President’s Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Member ofthe President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education 2001-2005 President appointed George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget 2001-2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget 2006-2009 Recess appointment, nominee did not receive a Senate vote George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
science czar Science Advisor to the President, Director, White HouseOffice of Science and Technology Policy 2001 Oct-2009 Jan President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
science czar Director of the Office of Scienceand Technology Policy 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
stimulus accountability, stimulus oversight Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 2009 (New position), created by statute, President appointed Barack Obama
technology czar, chief technology czar Associate Director of the White House Office of Science andTechnology Policy, ChiefTechnology Officer (CTO), Assistant to the President 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protectionand counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed 2001 Jan-Oct (Held over from prior administration) President Clintonappointed George W. Bush
terrorism czar, counterterrorism czar National Director for Combating Terrorism, Deputy NationalSecurity Advisor 2001 Nov-2002 Jun (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
terrorism czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism 2009 President appointed Barack Obama
urban affairs czar Director of the White HouseOffice of Urban Affairs Policy 2009-present Exec Order, President appointed Barack Obama
war czar Assistantto the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq andAfghanistan 2007-present (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
war czar Assistantto the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq andAfghanistan 2007–present (Held over from prior administration) President Bushnominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
weapons czar UnderSecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics(AT&L) 2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
weapons of mass destruction czar, nonproliferationczar Special Assistant to the President and White HouseCoordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction,Proliferation, and Terrorism 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
weatherization czar Program Manager, Office of Weatherization andIntergovernmental Program, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 2008-present Career incumbent, retained from George W. Bush administration George W. Bush,Barack Obama

And of course he makes no mention of President Bush’s TARP Bailout of the Banks/Wall Street, or of the fact that the federal tax rate under President Obama is the lowest since the Eisenhower administration during the 1950’s.

He further states that the government is wasting on crisis of all purposes by people not representing him.  Did he not vote in the past elections?  Just because his side, which one must assume by his retorhic is in the minority, is no longer in control this spending is now unconstitutional.

Now I do not agree with all that is going on in Washington, I do not agree though that it is on the unconstitutional level  When President Bush was in office, I felt many of his spending priorities were wrong but he and his party were the ones in power and therefore have the say so.  Just because a non-white President from the opposition party, the party we did not vote for, is leading in the way he thinks are in the best interest of the country should not lead us to the level of what some would say is the treasonous act of secesseding from the Union. And do not think that Washington would just let us Texans just peacefully walk away.

Texas Secessionists Rally in Austin

The so called Texas Patriots Secessionists just held a rally at the Capitol in Austin to celebrate Texas Independence Day. The group rallied on the steps of the Capitol amid their usual verbiage, signs and historical Texas flags. These Nationalist Texans claim they want to save the state by seceding from the United States. The outrage the group expressed was almost identical to that of the Tea Parties. The speakers expressed their perceived disgust for the growing national debt and the federal government’s treatment of Texas.

The continual mantra that Texas knows how and can take better care of itself than Washington was spoken of by Lauren Savage the vice president of the Texas nationalist Movement. Savage went on to say that they are here to raise interest in the legislature of the possibility of secession to cure the ills of America.

“This is a cake that’s been baking for 85 years,” said Cary Wise, membership director of the Texas Nationalist Movement. “All this administration has done is light the candles.”

The secessionists say they are fed up with federal mandates, the burden of unsustainable taxes and disregarded votes. They claim that secession has been a long time coming and are demanding that state lawmakers introduce a bill that would allow Texans to vote on whether to declare independence.

The Secessionists are none too pleased with their Secessionist Governor Perry and claim he is a fraud and like the other leaders who claim they conservative but once in office become the same as those in Washington, nothing but big government proponents. Perry was even called out to debate the group, but as usual he was not at the the Capitol.

One unique demonstration was used by Gerry Donaldson, host of Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles Radio Show. Claiming that taxes are weighing down Texans and are ultimately unsustainable. A fellow secessionist held a bucket which Donaldson placed bricks in to demonstrate the burden dozens of taxes place on Texans throughout their lives. Just like the Tea Partiers in Washington, Donaldson says he is getting a committee together that will review every bill proposed by state lawmakers and determine if it is constitutional.

It is noted that none of the Tea Partying Republicans and tenthers who continuously harp on the illegality of what the federal government is laying waste to Texas on were among the speakers. Was this group too far out on the fringe for even them? Funny too as was stated in an earlier post, not long ago Texas could not even take care of itself by providing enough electricity to it’s peoples during a recent winter storm. But what is not funny is if the secessionists had their way you would using wood for heat and paying gold for it if you are fortunate enough.

Selective Secession

The Newly Minted King of Texas, celebrating his lifetime position on the peoples payroll, has come out with a novel way to selectively secede from the United States, claiming that opting out of Social Security the State of Texas can save  $60 billion.  King Perry states in his book “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington,” that “I’ve got the best job in the world, and I want to keep it”.  Tom Petty says it best “It’s good to be King”.

King Perry and the Right Wing Aristocracy in Texas  desperatly wanting to keep their security on the people’s pauyroll, convienently omitted, prior to the election,  that Texas is looking at a bigger budget deficit than the left coasters they love to rail on.  To meet this deficit,  the Aristocracy Party’s seceder crowd lawmakers are proposing an unprecedented solution.

These far-right aritocrats are pushing the idea that  the state could save the state by dropping out of the federal Medicaid program.  Moderate Republicans who wish to be full members of the Aristoctrat Pary and not be thrown to the pitchfork crowd by being labeled, the nasty word RINO or worse yet “Liberal”, are studying the proposal behind closed doors.  The Aristocratic Louie the XVI’s party advisers on health care policy,  The Heritage Foundation, the aristocratic research organization, claims that Texas could save $60 billion from 2013 to 2019 by opting out of Medicaid and the Children€™s Health Insurance Program, dropping coverage for acute care but continuing to finance long-term care services.

The Aristocrat Party State Representative from Pampa, Warren Chisum who has entered the race for Speaker of the House states that €œWith Obamacare mandates coming down, we have a situation where we cannot reduce benefits or change eligibility€ to cut costs, said . €œThis system is bankrupting our state,€ he said. €œWe need to get out of it.  And with the budget shortfall we€™re anticipating, we may have to act this year.€

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has 3.6 million children, people with disabilities and impoverished Texans enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.  So in other words the Aristocrat Party’s new line is “Let them eat Cake”.

Texas Nationalist Movement

The Texas Nationalist Movement leader Daniel Miller went to Austin recently to address the state Senate Health Sub-Committee on the implications of the recently-passed health-care “reform” legislation.  Mr Miller reports that our legislators “…were discussing electronic medical data exchange and increasing the accessibility to health care, seemingly oblivious to the outrage that most Texans are experiencing and don’t know what to do other than continue to go through the motions. ”  Like all politicians on any level, the number one role of any office holder is to get re-elected.  This is definitely not a top tier re-election issue the legislators want their names associated with in the upcoming election season.

He reports “We heard what has grown to be the mantra of many in the Tea Party groups. ‘If we can elect Republicans and take over the Congress and the Presidency then everything will be perfect.’ While this may make for somewhat of a plan, it’s obvious that it’s not much of one.”  Again even our Republican legislators want to get re-elected and this is definately not a top tier re-election issue the legislators want their names associated with in the upcoming election season.

Mr. Miller reports he had the chance to speak directly with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and urged the Governor to put the matter of independence to a vote.  Gov. Perry who is in a close re-election battle response was “Keep up what you’re doing. I support you.”

The Republicans and Tea Partiers speak often of restoring Constitutional government by ousting the Democrats and electing Tea Party and Conservative members.   Mr. Miller believes this won’t work because of the sheer volume of things which would have to be done to accomplish a return to Constitutional government:

That would include:

1. Repeal 16th Amendment (Income Tax)
2. Repeal 17th Amendment (Direct Election of Senators)
3. Repeal 23rd Amendment (Electors for Washington DC)
4. Repeal Federal Reserve Act
5. Restore gold & silver backed currency
6. Repeal €œexecutive orders€ that effect things outside of the executive branch
of the government
7. Repeal PATRIOT Act
8. Repeal National Healthcare
9. Repeal No Child Left Behind
10. Amend Constitution to properly define interstate commerce
11. Bring the National Guard home and place them under the command of the Governor
12. Restore the State Militia system
13. Defeat or repeal Cap and Trade
14. Repeal American Heritage Rivers Initiative
15. Eliminate Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
16. Place troops on the border to secure it
17. End birthright citizenship
18. Eliminate the Bureau of Land Management
19. Eliminate the Department of Education –
He really dislike this one as it is listed twice – here and # 26
20. Eliminate the EPA
21. Repeal the Emergency and War Powers Act
22. Repeal NAFTA
23. Eliminate Personal Income Tax Division of the IRS
24. Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts
25. Eliminate National Wild Horse and Burro Program
26. Eliminate Dept. of Education
27. Eliminate Dept of Energy
28. Eliminate FEMA
Forget about the folks who live on the Gulf Coast
29. Eliminate FDIC
30. Eliminate Freddy Mac & Fannie Mae
31. Eliminate Administration on Aging
32. Eliminate Administration for Children and Families
33. Eliminate Administration on Developmental Disabilities
34. Eliminate Administration for Native Americans
35. Eliminate Children’s Bureau
36. Eliminate Family and Youth Services Bureau
37. Eliminate Head Start Bureau (HSB)
Forget about the Kiddos
38. Eliminate Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI)
39. Eliminate Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
40. Eliminate Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
41. Eliminate Office of Community Services Block Grant (OCS)
42. Eliminate Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
43. Eliminate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
44. Eliminate Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
45. Eliminate President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
46. Eliminate Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
47. Eliminate Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
48. Eliminate Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Eliminate Social Security for our elderly, hmmmmmmm
49. Eliminate Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
50. Eliminate Indian Health Service (IHS)
51. Eliminate National Institutes of Health (NIH)
52. Eliminate Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
53. Eliminate Office of Minority Health (OMH)
54. Eliminate Program Support Center (PSC)
55. Eliminate Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.(SAMHSA)
56. Eliminate Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
(ONCHIT)
57. Eliminate Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI)
58. Eliminate Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
59. Eliminate Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
60. Eliminate The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
61. Eliminate Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
62. Eliminate Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
63. Eliminate Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
64. Eliminate Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
65. Eliminate Women’s Bureau (WB)
66. Eliminate Job Corps
67. Eliminate Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
68. Eliminate Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
69. Eliminate Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
70. Eliminate Internet Access and Training Program
71. Eliminate Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
72. Eliminate Bureau of Human Resources
73. Eliminate Bureau of Information Resource Management
74. Eliminate Bureau of Intelligence and Research
75. Eliminate Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
76. Eliminate Bureau of International Organization Affairs
77. Eliminate Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
78. Eliminate Bureau of Legislative Affairs
79. Eliminate Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
80. Eliminate Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
81. Eliminate Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
82. Eliminate Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
83. Eliminate Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
84. Eliminate Bureau of Public Affairs
85. Eliminate Bureau of Resource Management
86. Eliminate Bureau of South Asian Affairs
87. Eliminate Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation
88. Eliminate Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
89. Eliminate Office of International Information Programs
90. Eliminate Office of the Legal Adviser
91. Eliminate Office of Management Policy
92. Eliminate Office of Protocol
93. Eliminate Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
94. Eliminate Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
95. Eliminate Office of War Crimes Issues (They blew the Bush war crimes)
96. Eliminate Bureau of the Public Debt
97. Eliminate Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI)
98. Eliminate FHA
99. Eliminate HUD

We actually agree with some of the suggestions but come on we do have to have some compassion for our citizens.

An easier route Mr. Miller would like is for Texans to restore the limited government envisioned by the Founding Fathers by Seceding from the United States.

“Secession eliminates the Federal bureaucracy in Texas with one simple act,” he said. “Imagine it. No more bailouts. No more over-taxation. No more multi-generational debt. No more porous borders. No more tax and spend programs. No more oppressive Federal Government. No more.”

Mr. Miller said the TNM is continuing it’s effort statewide on the “Let Texas Decide” campaign with the goal of  presenting a petition with more than a million signatures demanding the state put the issue of Texas independence before the voters to the  Texas legislature Jan. 11, 2011.   It is interesting that the “Let Texas Decide” campaign link  is to a fund raiser for the TNM to fund The TNM programs.

We think a very telling moment is when the legislators sat stonefaced.  Ya think.  They need more than 6 months to spin that they are not supporting leaving the Union.  So just wait til after the election and they will once again have the time to be your friend.

My Ex Hero advocates Desecration of my flag

A sad day inded.  Chuck Norris, Karate Super Star.  The ultimate good guy.  The crime busting Texas Ranger.  The Flag Desecrator?

Chuck recently wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he writes that the Tea Partiers find historical flags from the Revolutionary time period and fly them in front of their homes as a symbol of opposition to the Obama Administration policies.

Chuck writes “I suggest you fly some revolutionary flag in lieu of your 50 star flag over the next year or so. Post the 13-star Betsy Ross flag, Navy Jack or Gadsden flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”) or any representation that tells the story of Old Glory and makes a stand for our founders’ vision of America.”

Then he writes “If you insist on posting a modern USA flag too, then get one that has been tea stained, to show your solidarity with our founders.”  WHAT?  Our founders would not desecrate the flag they were spilling their blood for.  We have soldiers in the field fighting for that very flag, a flag under which millions of brave young men have gone to battle under since the Revolution.

This is the same person who last year would have kicked the crap out of someone desecrating out flag.  These same super patriots put everything they had the last few years into an Amendment to ban the desecration of Old Glory, but lately the Tea Partiers have come to show that they in fact hate our beloved flag.   Back in August these same super patriots declared in Austin, on the steps of the Capitol,  that they hated the American Flag.

Oh, but wait, Norris then writes “If you insist on posting a modern U.S.A. flag too, then get one that has been tea stained, ”  The words “get one that has been tea stained” are linked to to the “WND superstore” that offers a “Tea Stained (Heritage) Mahogany 50-star Flag Kit” for $73.50.

So, this brings up a question.  Does Norris really hate our American Flag, or is he riding the gravy train.  Is he such a shill that he is using the Tea Partiers movement as a fund raising activity.  The page on which the article appears seems to be one long upsale E-book.  Look at the section after the article.  More and more Anti-American drivel penned by my ex hero.

I am sure that there are many in the Tea Partier movement that have bought into the fact that a black man in the White House is going to be the ruination of the United States of America.  But then what is really sickening is the hucksters who are only in it for the money.  Man I hate that one of them has to be Norris.

Spontaneous Tea Party hmmmm

Think Progress has a good article regarding the New and Improved Tea Party 2.o. Today, Politico reports that Republican Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mark Sanford of South Carolina are leading the latest development of the anti-tax, anti-Obama tea party protest movement. Dubbed the “Tea Party 2.0”, the Republican Governors Association will host a telephone conference call on Thursday with thousands of right-wing activists to discuss how “our states’ rights are being trampled upon.”

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