Perry grand jury not the problem

It isn’t often that I agree with Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg but her column on the Perry grand jury that indicted the Texas governor is spot-on. In Harris County and other Texas jurisdictions where judges use the “pick-a-pal” system to empanel grand jurors, bias and corruption are natural byproducts. The judge picks a pal, called […]

Governor Perry – The Texas Democrat Party Official Who Threatened to Kill NRA Members is Behind SB 346!

The Texas Democrat Party official who threatened to kill NRA President David Keene and all NRA members is an “interested party” supporting the passage of SB 346. The bill you are considering signing into law is based upon public comments submitted in writing to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission by John Cobarruvias! To make matters […]

TSTA Poll: Texans happy with Gov. Perry, Republican Legislature

You’ll probably recall that last week the Texas State Teachers Association issued a press release touting a poll that claims that Texans overwhelmingly support using the Rainy Day Fund to “restore” cuts in public education spending. Predictably, it was picked up by the Texas press and presented verbatim – the dean of the Texas political […]

Harris County Republican Party remains tone deaf

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to the monthly meeting of the Clear Lake Area Republicans last night. I knew that Harris County Republican Party Chair Jared Woodfill was scheduled to speak, along with Galveston County Chair Barbara Meeks. What I didn’t expect was to walk away more frustrated than ever that […]

Ted Cruz rallies Beaumont for Randy Weber

US Senator to-be Ted Cruz continued his relentless campaigning in support of fellow Republicans this afternoon in Beaumont. Today’s recipient of the Cruz magic was State Rep. Randy Weber, who is locked in a tight race with Nick Lampson to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in the redrawn Texas CD14. Rep. Randy Weber welcomes […]

Gov. Rick Perry – the reports of his political death are greatly exaggerated

After reading much commentary about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s “weakness” after his failed presidential bid, I decided to check it out for myself. Mind you, I’ve never been a huge Rick Perry fan but I’ve learned that you should not underestimate his ability. I’ve been to a fair number (dozens?) of his rallies, so I […]

Is it a Ponzi Scheme?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I thought the last two Republican Presidential debates on MSNBC and CNN have produced pretty good political theater, in large part because of the participation of Governor Perry.  Although I may be a little biased, I think he has more than held his own and is, […]