Texas Officials vs the TSA: Your Help is Needed Now!

from an update sent by State Rep. David Simpson

I am writing to ask that you consider asking the Governor to add HB 41 (and SB 29) formerly HB 1937 (the anti-groping bill) to the call for the special session.


The time is very short. I expect the special session to wind down next week. Senator Patrick has asked the Gov. to add it and has the votes. The Lt. Gov. has asked for it to be added to the call. I have 112 coauthors in the House and it passed out of committee unanimously, and I have asked for it to be added to the call. If the Gov. just led on the issue, it would fly through and demonstrate his courage to stand up for the common man, for dignity, for freedom, for the Constitution.

The Governor is considering adding the legislation to the call today according to his legislative director. He could possibly add it next week, but we are down to the wire.

The legislation has been blessed of God every step of the way, overcoming great odds but with unanimous support, at every step so far. I am looking to the Lord who parts the Red Sea and who gets glory by showing his mighty hand.

A timely call right now would be huge.


Dems find courage, conviction and common sense in Dennis Kucinich

Kucinich’s anti-war Resolution might be the moment on which the Democrats can regroup and even begin again. Just weeks ago, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made the following statement after his resolution, H. Con. Res. 51, to end the war in Libya was pulled from the Floor calendar and postponed:
“I am disappointed that the President and leadership feel the need to buy even more time to shore up support for the War in Libya. It’s not surprising that some are now wondering if a preliminary vote count on my resolution came out in favor of defending the Constitution.”

Been a long time coming. A turning seemed to be ahead five years ago when Marcos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos and a commentator at The Hill, talked of a new generation rising in the Democratic party with former governor, now Virginia senator, Mark Warner and Virginia Senator Jim Webb. But conservatives stole the agrarian fire.

Problem was the Clintons, said Kos. “ . . . the New York senator is part of a failed Democratic Party establishment — led by her husband — that enabled the George W. Bush presidency and the Republican majorities, and all the havoc they have wreaked at home and abroad,” he wrote in the Washington Post on May 7, 2006.

Will these Clinton-era Democrats never go away, asked Kos on his famous blog?