Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Texas GOP Bulldogs Rip Into Travis County

Is there any logical reason to divide Travis into 5 districts?

by Peter Stern

Sure there is, if the GOP wants more power. Apparently it’s not enough that the GOP already has the majority in the Texas House and Senate. Currently Representative Lloyd Doggett is THE [Democrat]Congressman in the Travis district, but the GOP doesn’t like that and wants to horn in and take chunks of it away from Doggett. Travis voters must think a lot of Doggett because they continue to vote for him every time he is up for reelection. The GOP doesn’t like a Democrat being THAT popular.

Texas Legislature Still Playing Games with Taxpayers’ Money and Lives

Special Session Costs Taxpayers $3 Million

by Peter Stern

Governor Rick Perry and Texas legislators cannot do the jobs voters hired them to do. For the past decade urgent issues have remained unresolved and the 2011 Regular Legislative Session proved that things have NOT changed and that elected officials still rather play political games than to work in the best interests of the Texas community.

Friday, May 27, 2011

TEXAS/U.S. POLITICS: Texas Governor Rick Perry "considers" a run for the Presidency

What did the American people do to deserve this?

by Peter Stern

After 1 year of saying that he is not interested in running for President in 2012, Perry stated that he "will consider" running for President.  Just what Americans need in the White House:  a George W. Bush wannabe.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Legislators Made Promises They Did NOT Keep

by Peter Stern

During the past decade the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has cried poverty, that it does NOT have the tax dollars needed to build and maintain our highways. During the years, Governor Rick Perry gave TxDOT the green light to do whatever necessary to use “creative” sources of financing. Apparently the term “creative” means 50 to 70 year private contracts to build and maintain Texas TOLL roadways. In addition, TxDOT seems to have plenty of money to lobby Washington D.C. and to promote the advertising for building toll roads. In addition, TxDOT has been known for poor quality work performed by its contractors that needed to be redone, e.g., the resurfacing of FM 1826 in Hays and Travis counties, sometimes doubling the tax dollars needed for road maintenance and repairs.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What happened to “...of the people, by the people, for the people...” ?

The real problem with government at all levels is the massive amounts of money spent every year by special interests and/or lobbyists to get the people's representatives to do their bidding --- for their own purposes. The community good is generally thrown-out the window.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

HB 15, a.k.a., the Mandatory Sonogram Bill is Approved

Texas Returns to a Slave State

by Peter Stern

House Bill 15 (HB 15) a.k.a. the Mandatory Sonogram Bill was approved by the Texas House and Senate and will now be sent to Governor Rick Perry, who no doubt will sign the bill into law. The bill becomes a law that requires all women wanting an abortion to first view a sonogram. It ignores the rights of all women and overrides individual rights outlined in the U.S. and Texas constitutions.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Legislative Stupidity Persists re: HB 400: education bill seeking to raise class size and other silly ideas

“Where have all the leaders gone?” --- Lee Iacocca

by Peter Stern

Texas has a budget shortfall and is striving to balance the budget by cutting items not needed, according to the Governor and his merry band of Legislators.  In truth, many of the items ARE needed by hard-working Texans and their children.

U.S. needs intensive care

Can the U.S. afford it on Obama-care?

by Peter Stern

It is no secret that the majority of Americans are hurting these days. There are no jobs, the quality of education continues to deteriorate for the most part, few are paying their fair share in income taxes but are paying more property taxes and other taxes and fees.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Texas sonogram bill and other intrusive state constitutional amendments and proposals are taking away our individual freedom and rights

Such moves are occurring in most states and in Washington D.C. at the federal level

by Peter Stern

The sonogram bill forces any woman who wants an abortion to first view a sonogram of themselves.

I have said it before and I'll say it again. Government has overstepped its bounds in many areas and has no right to interfere into our personal rights and liberties ensured by the U.S. Constitution as put forth by our founding fathers.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Federal Government wants U.S. citizens to foot the tab to educate children of illegal immigrants

That's right.  You read it correctly.

Maybe homeowners should band together and stop paying school taxes until government plays fair.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Higher Education Governor Rides Again

Does Rick Perry have any brains under that dazzling head of hair?

by Peter Stern

How can so many Texans continue to be fooled by The Emperor’s New Clothes? Approximately 5 years ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry placed his 10-gallon Stetson on his famous head of hair, polished his snake skin cowboy boots and galloped around the state pushing for the deregulation of tuition at higher education institutions. Special interests and uninformed Texans gave Perry what he and his appointed UT Regents wanted, carte blanche on increasing tuition costs. Since the approval by voters, UT raised its tuition costs 5 times, making a higher education out of the financial reach of many Texas students. Other colleges and universities soon followed the trail of tears blazed by UT.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

NEW WORLD ORDER: The Era of Kings and Slaves

History Runs Its 360-Degree Course

by Peter Stern

Many look upon our U.S. Congress and wonder just how stupid it can get, but the powers behind Congress and the President know what they want. Who are the powers and what do they want? Good question. Here are the answers...