R.D.& S., "Suppose I was an idiot and suppose I was a member of Congress but I repeat myself." Mark Twain
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There is no need to pose the question, "Have you have no sense of decency, sir." Ted Cruz is lacking in that department. Ted Cruz's assertions about the Obama administration concerning police shootings are bald face lies.
Demagogue: a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power.
Rick Perry's faltering Presidential campaign tops Texas news today. With no paid staff left in New Hampshire one gets the impression that Perry is just hanging on for that last chance at the next debate and hoping he won't be the first to drop from the field. Other top Texas news is below the Perry story. The Brief: Sept. 3, 2015, by Eleanor Dearman and John Reynolds
In this world making making a quick buck. is something a lot of people are looking to do. The Economist and some other long privately held companies have a much long view and that makes them even more valuable.
The tracking of students when they check out of schools causes some problems in getting more accurate actual graduation rates. Some students claim to be transferring, then, don't enroll in the next school. The last school they were enrolled in takes a hit on it's graduation results if these students don't enroll. Some parents claiming to be moving their children to home school follow through. Some don't. Others, do, home school for a while and then stop home schooling. These circumstances cause confusion about graduation rates. Of course many follow through and transfer to the next school and many do start and follow through on home schooling. Texas Reports Some of the Highest Graduation Rates in the Country. Are the Numbers Lying?
South East Texas 70 miles North of Houston, there's a lake. A teen has died of a rare-brain-eating amoeba infection from swimming in the unnamed body of water. As far as I can tell this story is being kept under wraps as no more information is available. Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection
Bernie Sanders, is expanding his talking points to international affairs. Entering the campaign for President with the theme of income inequality as his major issue, Senator Sander is beginning to expand his topics.
Reuters is reporting, which is not a surprise, that oil is trading at the lowest price since 2009. This is more of a supply /demand issue than anything else in my opinion. Market demand is weaker due to a slowing Chinese economy and high production levels in most oil producing areas of the world. The U.S. stock market closed today with a correction of about 3% which does concern investors. Consumers on the other hand, may have more to spend in the U.S. economy with gasoline possibly headed toward the $2.00 per gallon range for the Fall.
Tax breaks for the largest companies / corporations which do business in Texas but have investors from all over the world was the priority of Texas' Republican dominated legislature this year. Reduction in sales taxes or paying down the state debt wasn't seriously considered. Collier: Half-Truths and a Rotten Tax Deal
Darrel Royal, University of Texas at Austin, head football of renown, had a famous quote about passing a football. It went like this, "When you pass a football, three things can happen and two are bad." The kid is O.K. Since it's the silly season in politics, "Rubio hits kid with football," is now news.
A Sid Miller special assistant said that the post was made by an unpaid staffer not employed by the state. (The post was made at five o'clock on Sunday afternoon on Miller's official Facebook page.)
If we are to believe that, my question is, "What the hell are you thinking Sid? Are you really letting an unpaid staffer, just anyone, post anything they want on an official Facebook page? Is that the real story?"
After the questions about President Obama's eligibility to serve as President were answered, to most people's satisfaction, except maybe Donald Trump I doubted we would hear much from the Birthers again. This Presidential election cycle though there are questions about the eligibility of some of the GOP candidates. Conspiracy theories again? It's a maybe not with a couple of the GOP guys. I just want to know if Ted Cruz's mother had renounced her American citizenship after four years in Canada and becoming a Canadian citizen? Laws about dual citizenship have changed some since Cruz was born and I would at least like a little more clarity about Cruz's eligibility and maybe even Rubio's. There may be nothing to this at all but after all President Obama had to endure I'm kind of enjoying these strict constitutionalists on the subject look at Cruz, and the other three Republican hopefuls. The Birthers are back.
Ted Cruz is running for President of the U.S. but some people are questioning his eligibility to even hold a U.S. Senate Seat from Texas. Here's one timeline which raises some questions. I'll put up another link to this story / (non-story it seems with the press.) I bet there is more to Cruz's story than I know now.