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Volume XIV Number 20 - October 28, 2015     RSS Feed   

A Periodic Newsletter for Committed Texas Conservatives

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The PC Forces Bag Another: Bob McNair, Next on Their List: Your Freedom of Speech

Nothing New In Hillary's Testimony On Benghazi Says the Mainstream Press, TCR Says NOT SO FAST

A Message to Mayor Parker And Her Amen Corner at the Houston Chronicle

The Tolerant Left: The Latest Political Oxymoron By Marc Cowart, TCR Managing Editor

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The PC Forces Bag Another: Bob McNair,
Next on Their List: Your Freedom of Speech

Let's see how this played out. Bob McNair is sympathetic to conservative causes so he sends a $10,000 donation to Campaign For Houston, which is fighting Mayor Parker's overreaching so-called "equal rights" ordinance.

McNair is pressured by who? Sponsors of the Texans, the NFL, the major TV networks and the Houston Chronicle to uninvolve himself in this campaign and so he requests a refund.

Let's be clear, this was nothing about what Campaign For Houston said or did. These same forces tried to get Lance Berkman to do the same, he refused.

Next on the politically correct agenda will be to suppress dissent on any issue they want their way and the end result will be a virtual repeal of the First Amendment. Send them a message and Vote NO on Houston Proposition 1.

Nothing New In Hillary's Testimony
On Benghazi Says the Mainstream Press,

Reading directly from Democratic Party talking points, the Washington based media tells us that the hearing last week revealed nothing new and Mrs. Clinton was great. Except it was not true. Mrs. Clinton did reveal some new things under questioning. Specifically:

1. She knew on the night of the attack it was an Al-Qaeda based attack and not related to an obscure video on the Internet hostile to Islam. The proof, her "emails."

Of course, the party line by Clinton and her Obama administration allies is a lie. So we have Clinton hiding the truth from the American people.

2. Clinton claims that despite 600 plus emails sent by our murdered Ambassador in Libya, that she didn't see any. It was also revealed that she read and corresponded on a regular basis about Libya with her former aide Sidney Blumenthal.

Think about it, our now dead Ambassador could not get the time of day from Mrs. Clinton, but a private citizen could and she wants to be trusted as Commander-in-chief.

A Message to Mayor Parker
And Her Amen Corner at the Houston Chronicle

Despite your best efforts, the issue in Proposition 1 in the City of Houston is, should men be allowed in women's bathrooms and locker rooms?

Why does it persist? Because when drafting the bill you should have used the Plano and San Antonio ordinances as an example and it explicitly does not allow men in women's bathroom under the terms of their ordinances. You cannot explain away that intentional failure to use the Plano language nor can you explain it away with double-talk that it's still illegal to commit a crime in a women's restroom.

Why is it wrong? You have set up a situation making it legally easier for women to be victimized. Of course, there's so much more wrong with the ordinance that it deserves defeat.

This distraction should be defeated and the City of Houston needs to get back to its core functions: infrastructure, public safety, and pension reform, so the city doesn't go broke.

The Tolerant Left: The Latest Political Oxymoron
By Marc Cowart, TCR Managing Editor

The mantra of the left typically plays ad nauseam like a broken record with the refrains of "tolerance" and "diversity" except of course when a person or group disagrees with their position, in which case their limitless tolerance is replaced with limitless venom.

The latest case in point is the Houston Prop 1 campaign. Proponents of the proposition tout it as a measure to end discrimination, but apparently tolerance for all extends only to those who agree with them and ends with conservatives who oppose them on the grounds that the ordinance's "public accommodation" provision would open women's restrooms to men (and vice versa) on the basis of "gender identity" a protected class under the ordinance. It is true that other cities across the nation, including several in Texas, have passed equal rights ordinances, but most of those cities had the good sense to specifically exempt restrooms, showers, locker rooms and dressing rooms, to remove even the potential threat that might occur by opening up those private areas to the opposite sex. Mayor Parker refused to include such exemptions, deciding instead to turn her back on the potential danger in deference to the LGBT community and its radical agenda.

Conservatives with the temerity to oppose that agenda and the ordinance on the grounds that it poses a potential threat to our community's mothers, wives, daughters and sisters are immediately called bigots, homophobes and fascists. Campaign for Houston last week released examples of the left's intolerance in the form of expletive-laden voice mails, e-mails and Facebook posts, including one Facebook post in which the vulgar young woman proudly admits to stealing over 5 dozen Campaign for Houston signs and provides photographic evidence to back up her claim. Another proclaims, "You Heinrich Himmler wannabe savages are going to be legally tried in an American court of law and sentenced to hang at the neck until dead for your crimes against humanity." So there you have it-agree with the left's position or exercise your First Amendment right to disagree, in which case you will be compared to a Nazi who was the architect of the mass murder of nearly 6 million Jews.

So much for the tolerant left.

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