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What an Umbrella Can Tell You

An umbrella can tell a lot about his character.

There are those who will weather the storm. Then there are those who manage their own storms. Finally there are those want the umbrella held for them.   Read more »

at May 17, 2013 5:35 PM

Grover Norquist Interview on Immigration Reform - "People are an asset, not a liability"

Grover Norquist Interview with Bob Price on Immigration ReformThe immigration reform bill, sponsored by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has sparked a lot of discussion around the country bring about the kind of national debate we have needed for a very long time. Recently, Americans for Tax Reform founder, Grover Norquist, testified before the Senate about the pending legislation and why immigration reform is needed. He opened his testimony with the statement, "People are an asset, not a liability."

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This week, Norquist sat down with TexasGOPVote to expand on his thoughts on immigration reform, and I asked him about this comment and what it means in the context of immigration reform.   Read more »

at May 9, 2013 9:26 AM

The Rise of Mediocrity

During the Carter era and stagflation of the 70’s, our economy may have sucked, but at least the entrepreneurs were busy starting news business. Apple and Microsoft began in the 70’s before they exploded in 80’s under the Reagan era. Reagan's economic policy liberated the entrepreneurs and as they say, the rest is history as the United States experienced a quarter of a century of economic growth. Instapundit Glen Reynolds observed,

at May 8, 2013 12:28 PM

Tom Pauken's Farewell as Texas Workforce Commissioner

For the past five years, I’ve had the honor of representing you as Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). As many of you know, I’m leaving the Workforce Commission this month, but I will still remain involved in public affairs and support policies to encourage employment opportunities and private sector job creation.

As I leave TWC, I am particularly proud of the rediscovery of the importance of vocational education in providing good job opportunities for young Texans and in meeting the demand for skilled workers in our state.

at Mar 3, 2013 10:08 AM

Latinos Are Rising In Power, Much To The Dismay of Ann Coulter and The Likes

I am often asked, why do you place yourself in a group, and box yourself in when you should assimilate into America. The answer is twofold. First, because of government categorization, Latinos have to select a box that gives us a sense of togetherness. Second, there are some extreme groups who often target Latinos with hate or negative stereotypes that fulfills their racist drive. So I place myself in a Latino group as a coping mechanism

at Dec 10, 2012 5:12 PM


It wasn't until I was overseas one year about this time that I realized just how special--and uniquely American--our Thanksgiving holiday is. Of course it was first celebrated by the Pilgrims about 400 years ago. However, it has also seen a revival of emphasis and solemnity during times of national struggles, unprecedented prosperity, wartime and in peace.   Read more »

at Nov 22, 2012 9:05 AM

If We Don't Fix the Immigration Problem - The Republican Party is Dead

Immigration Slide from PressTVNow before all you noise makers on the extreme right get your knickers in a wad, this is not a story about amnesty. But it is a story about fixing a problem that should have been fixed in the last decade. It is also a story about learning how to communicate our message in a way that doesn't drive away people who should be aligned with our core values and principles. Immigration is a problem Democrats don't want to fix because it is an effective wedge issue to keep Hispanics, who share your same

at Nov 14, 2012 11:17 AM

What Does a Real Recovery Looks Like?

What does a real recovery look or should look like? Better than what we have seen over the past four years. Since 2009, we have technically been in a recovery, but as I have pointed out, this has hardly been a robust recovery. So what would a robust recovery look like? For one, simply looking at the early 80’s during the Reagan era would be a start.

In July of 1981, the economy fell into a recession just one year after a previous recession ended. To those who state that this present downturn was the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression often forget that Reagan inherited double digit inflation and the unemployment would eventually soar to nearly 11%, higher than

at Oct 22, 2012 1:40 PM

It is Time to Vote Straight Ticket Republican

For decades, patriotic Americans have resisted the recommendation to vote “straight ticket”, preferring instead to vote “on the candidate” race by race. There have been conservative Democrats that ran for and won office, remaining with that rapidly changing party in order to change it from within.

That time is over. The dictatorial leadership of the Democratic Party at this point is both corrupt and evil to the core. They despise the shackles the Constitution puts on big government and plow full speed ahead in expanding chains on American industry.

at Aug 19, 2012 1:31 PM

Sarah Palin: Case Study For Conventional Crap

At a work show, I once stood behind a man at the booth of a very large and well-known corporation that was advertising a position. Looking at the duties, the man was saying that he had done exactly those things in his work in a U.S. military service. The response was that unfortunately the position required a college degree. So here, a demonstrable grown-up who had done these things in a responsible position, could be put aside for a green college grad with a piece of paper.

at Aug 8, 2012 3:17 PM


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