In the Name of Jesus, Stop Executions

I am thoroughly pro-life in all its forms.  Yes, abortion kills a living being but so does war and executions. Pro-life means believing in the sanctity of life before and after birth. Jesus made that pretty clear in his teachings and I intend to follow him in that and most all other regards. Some folks will argue that the death penalty is necessary for the … Continue reading In the Name of Jesus, Stop Executions

Oh Texas, There You Go Again…

After traveling through all fifty States I can’t help it, I have my most favorite States and my least favorite States.  Texas is in the latter category. In my mind Texas, at least the most vocal of Texans, are the epitome of bravado, arrogance,  and most sadly vengeance. A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under … Continue reading Oh Texas, There You Go Again…

Texas GOP Declares: “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools”

Is our country about “obedience training” or critical thinking? That seems to be the question at hand at least for the Texas GOP. Should we have a subservient society or one that is educated to ask questions? Many of the leaders in Texas seems to think the former and like so many other things are trying to force that opinion on the rest of us! … Continue reading Texas GOP Declares: “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools”

What Is It About Texas???

Tea Party cruises to wins in Texas Republican primary runoffs Texas Republicans aligned with Tea Party darling Ted Cruz were projected to win primary runoffs on Tuesday for two of the state’s most powerful posts, SOURCE: Tea Party cruises to wins in Texas Republican primary runoffs – Yahoo News. What makes Texas so different from the rest of the U.S.? They seem to be off … Continue reading What Is It About Texas???

The Deadliest Month….

October is America’s Deadliest Month of 2013 Unless we pray and work to change things, 8 people are set to be killed in October. Marshall Gore on October 1 in Florida – KILLED LAST NIGHT BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA Michael Yowell on October 9 in Texas Edward Schad on October 9 in Arizona William Happ on October 15 in Florida Larry Hatten on October 16 in Texas Allen Nicklasson … Continue reading The Deadliest Month….

Cowboy Boots & Fire Codes….

Texas has always prided itself on its free-market posture. It is the only state that does not require companies to contribute to workers’ compensation coverage. It boasts the largest city in the country, Houston, with no zoning laws. It does not have a state fire code, and it prohibits smaller counties from having such codes. Some Texas counties even cite the lack of local fire … Continue reading Cowboy Boots & Fire Codes….

Fertilizer plant that exploded in Texas carried $1M policy

“The bottom line is, this lack of insurance coverage is just consistent with the overall lack of responsibility we’ve seen from the fertilizer plant, starting from the fact that from day one they have yet to acknowledge responsibility,” Roberts said. Roberts said he expects the plant’s owner to ask a judge to divide the $1 million in insurance money among the plaintiffs, several of whom … Continue reading Fertilizer plant that exploded in Texas carried $1M policy

Fodder For Our Prison System??

HOUSTON — As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office…. Such criminal charges may be most prevalent in Texas, where police … Continue reading Fodder For Our Prison System??