Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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"The internal combustion engine is the engine of freedom. Gasoline-powered cars with internal combustion engines are the conveyances of liberty. You can drive 1,000 miles in a day if you desire, refueling whenever and wherever you like in a just a matter of minutes. The left wishes to deny you that freedom, and the two biggest blue states, California and New York, have now banned the sale of gas-powered cars by no later than 2035. Only the sale of “emission free” electric vehicles (“EVs”) will be allowed.
It is imperative that Texas, other oil-patch states, and all freedom-loving states (hello Florida) start fighting back.
If New York can pass a law mandating that 100% of all new vehicle sales are EVs, then Texas (and Florida, and Tennessee, and Louisiana, etc) can pass laws mandating that no less than xx% hypothetically - of all new vehicle sales in their states must be gas-powered vehicles.
In a sane world, consumers in every state would have the freedom of choice to buy whatever types of cars they want. But sanity has been lost, so a mandate to sell gas-powered cars in red states is necessary to ensure that consumers will still have the choice to buy something other than EVs. But wait – we conservatives are worshipful about how the market will sort things out. Let Texans buy whatever they want, and if they want gas-powered cars, the market will supply them, right?
I used to believe that, but it’s not true anymore. The liberal obsession to terminate driving freedom is unrelenting – they will not pause in their war against gas-powered cars until no one, anywhere, can buy one. If our “conservative principles” mean that we do nothing in response, the marketplace of major auto manufacturers will take the path of obedience to the left, and they’ll only manufacture EVs.
Well, what about start-up auto manufacturers filling the void if legacy manufacturers stop building the gas-powered cars that Texans want? That free market just doesn’t exist anymore. The cartel of tech utilities, money center banks, government regulators, etc. can and will collude to crush any start-up that defies the corporatist obedience to “the climate crisis.” Lines of credit, ERP software, payment transfer technologies, and so forth would be denied by the cartel of woke capital. Rather than sell their ubiquitous software to a startup auto-manufacturer selling gas-powered cars, companies like Salesforce would more likely be leading the charge to get corporate America to boycott the start-up.
What if Texas and Florida were somewhat restrict market access to major auto manufacturers unless they sell a required percentage of gas-powered cars? (I like 90%.)
A principle of responsible state governments is to promote their agricultural and industrial products. As you may have heard, Texas produces a heck of a lot of petroleum. So do Oklahoma, Louisiana, and other states. The destruction of the petroleum industry is one of the objectives of the blue state EV obsession.
Texas and other petroleum-producing states cannot just sit back and let the Gavin Newsoms of the world destroy their oil and gas industries. Texas, Florida, Louisiana et al should make a stand and mandate that gas-powered cars remain a percentage of vehicle sales in their states."
Monday, September 27, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Professional race hustler Al Sharpton gets HECKLED beyond belief during border visit.— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) September 23, 2021
“Del Rio is a loving, caring community! We don’t want your racism in TX, get out of here!”
Sharpton calls for full investigation into Border Patrol for using reins to direct horses. pic.twitter.com/DLuZiA1Orv
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
"In recent weeks, Mr. O’Rourke has been making calls to Democratic leaders across Texas to inform them that he is seriously considering taking on Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican who is up for re-election next year. And he has begun talking to supporters about having them join his campaign staff. A decision could be made in the coming weeks, the three people said, possibly as soon as October.
No Democrat has been elected governor of Texas since Ann Richards in 1990. And no prominent Democrat has emerged to take on Mr. Abbott next year. The governor, who has built up a war chest of more than $55 million, has appeared more concerned with insulating himself from challengers on his right in a Republican primary than worrying about the general election. But Democrats see a potential opening.
David Carney, a campaign adviser to Governor Abbott and a longtime Republican political consultant, said that he would not be surprised if Mr. O’Rourke jumped into the race. “O’Rourke has been planning to run since he got crushed in his presidential flop,” Mr. Carney said.
"He is a target-rich environment with positions way, way out of the mainstream....."
Monday, September 20, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
"Milley took extraordinary action, and called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. Speaking to senior military officials in charge of the National Military Command Center, the Pentagon's war room, Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.
He then went around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm they understood.
Milley received a blunt phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the book. Woodward and Costa exclusively obtained a transcript of the call, during which Milley tried to reassure Pelosi that the nuclear weapons were safe. Pelosi pushed back.
"What I'm saying to you is that if they couldn't even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?" Pelosi continued, "You know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time."
According to Woodward and Costa, Milley responded, "Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything."
Milley was overseeing the mobilization of America's national security state without the knowledge of the American people or the rest of the world." - Bob Woodward
Monday, September 13, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Guess I'm going to have to fire one of my house staff to get under a 100. Damn, he was such a good bartender too.— Diogenes Sarcastica (@DSarcastica) September 9, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
From the DMF Archive March 2015:MFNS - On this weekends Sunday TV political gabfest, Susan Rice will once again take to the airwaves to defend the Obama administrations decision to release the Gitmo 5 and prove the success of the swap of army deserter Bowe Bergdahl for the five terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay. Fear arose by some that the notorious terrorist would rejoin jihad and continue to make trouble.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Election integrity is now LAW in Texas.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 7, 2021
▪️ Ensures every eligible voter gets to vote
▪️ Adds more hours to vote
▪️ Makes it harder for fraudulent votes to be cast
▪️ Makes ballot harvesting a 3rd degree felony
Bottom line: it's easier to vote & harder to cheat. pic.twitter.com/p9IDQg95IK
“If Joe Biden via executive order established, let’s call it a federal privacy commission, and hired a bunch of doctors and empowered them to drive throughout the country in a truck or a van enforcing privacy rights, guess what? They’d be federal officials performing their duties and thus, through qualified immunity, immune from private civil actions.....”
Monday, September 6, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
Thursday, September 2, 2021
* Early season polls and rankings are meaningless. Until the previous year's National Champion is beaten , they are number one and everyone else is second. No one should be ranked until game four.
* I'm not buying the yearly Georgia hype. If Sideshow Dan and the Florida Gators were to play the same schedule, they easily finish 11-1.
* Don't underestimate Kentucky or Ole Missy. They very well could be spoilers.
* Thank You Lane Kiffen for getting rid of that ugly Blue & Red uni combination.
* No team will go undefeated in the SEC this year. The losses will surprise many.
* Alabama will absolutely embarrass A&M in their own house.
* Do Not sleep on my Tigers.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
It’s worth noting that many of the same people attacking the Biden Administration for leaving women’s rights behind in Afghanistan are eager to control women’s bodies and choices in the United States.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 1, 2021
If you ever had any doubt about who the bad guys are, just look at leftists convulsing in spittle-flecked rage like demon possessed lunatics because fewer babies will be murdered in Texas. That should clarify things for you.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 1, 2021
* "You support killing little girls in abortions. Sit this one out."
* "Dude fundamentally misunderstands the pro-life movement and sentiment. And comparing women's rights under Sharia Law to women's right in Western Democracies limiting the murder of the unborn reveal just how naive this cat is."
* "Right, the people who think dismembering babies is wrong are the ones who are similar to the Taliban. Pro-abortioners always have the most sound arguments."