Recently Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Leo Vasquez blew the whistle on ACORN wannabe "Houston Votes" for submitting up to 25,000 incorrect voter applications.
In reaction, the Democratic Party has reactivated its bogus lawsuit about alleged improper practices regarding voter registration.
When the suit was first filed in 2008, then Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt rejected the suit as baseless and a ploy by Democrats to stuff the ballot.
Welcome to round two and TCR congratulates Vasquez for showing political courage on this matter.
Obama's Problem With Business
Special thanks to Forbes Magazine for this advance peek at the blockbuster of an article coming in the September 27, 2010 issue by Dinesh D'Souza.
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Scott Walker's Brown Bag Guide To Government
Wisconsin GOP Governor candidate, conservative Scott Walker, has authored a short and succinct description of conservative government; "Don't spend more money than you have - smaller government is better government - people create jobs, not government."
Houston Metro "Train Wreck" Latest Of Bill White's Chickens Coming Home To Roost
Had Bill White run four years ago in 2006 for Governor, with the GOP support waning, with a strong third and fourth candidate in the race and with his reputation unscathed, he probably wins.
Fast forward four years later, and it seems the opportunity train has passed him by. The national climate is anti-Democratic, it's a two-man race and what was once thought of as doing a great job as Mayor. But, it increasingly looks like mistakes, problems not solved but postponed and a spending spree paid for by borrowed money. If it sounds familiar, this is what President Obama has done the last two years.
In terms of those problems now being revealed the most recent is the Metro screw up where White's people violated buy American rules and now Metro has lost $40 million already paid and will delay the project at least a year. By the way, this is the same Metro where Mayor Annise Parker sacked all the Bill White appointments. The question here is: where was Bill when these stupid decisions were being made?
The other two recent revelations, more diversions of water repair funds for other spending under Bill White's watch and he borrowed money to fund pensions instead of making the tough decision to redo the plans so the taxpayer doesn't keep getting stuck.
Another recent revelation is the Sports Authority on his watch. It recently reached rock bottom and their debt is now valued as junk.
Can Texans trust him to deal appropriately with next years tight budget? So far, the only ideas TCR has heard are new programs and new spending. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Remember, Rick Perry made the hard decisions in 2003 to keep our balanced budget. Bill White's track record is borrow, transfer and spend.
National Preview House And Senate
The national polling indicates strong GOP leads on preference and enthusiasm and that they will retake the House.
In the Senate they will at least close the gap and in the September 6 issue of Human Events the most likely pickups in order of certainty in the Senate are: John Hoeven, North Dakota; John Boozman, Arkansas; Dan Coats, Indiana; Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania; Ken Buck, Colorado; Sharron Angle, Nevada; Carly Fiorina, California; Dino Rossi, Washington, and Ron Johnson, Wisconsin.
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