TexasFred Blog Update #1

TexasStarOK, I went to an orthopedic surgeon this AM and his initial best guess is that I have torn the rotator cuff in my right shoulder again.

I go in for an MRI next week to confirm and once he has that in hand we’ll go from there.

I want to thank all of my family, friends and readers for the well wishes, once I get this fixed and I am off of the pain medication I will most likely get back to blogging, but I am NOT getting a speech recognition system, for one reason, I don’t have that kind of money and secondly, this shoulder thing is only a temporary setback. Once it’s all said and done and I am OFF of pain medications I’ll write again, but if you think I’m brutally honest on *normal* days, you should hear the crap Becky has to listen to and put up with when I’m taking hydrocodone or tramadol…

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Texas Blue Bonnet 420pxI am closing the blog down for a while folks…

I severely injured my right shoulder about 12 1/2 years ago and had to have it rebuilt; well it seems that the repairs have worn out… Something popped in my shoulder a few days ago and it’s not getting better, in fact, it’s getting worse…

It’s very painful to try and type and there is not much way to blog without typing, so, as soon as I can get into the Doctor and they decide what to do and how to do it, we’ll get it done.

I am going to make this the last post for a while… It is entirely too painful to continue…

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Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley

Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley

Rick Perry 3Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night.

Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa’s spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security. SOURCE

Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but it is my understanding that National Guard troops are at the disposal of the state unless those troops are already working under Federal orders. It is also my understanding that a Governor can call up those troops as he sees fit and as long as the state doing so pays the costs of the call-up provided the troops are not operating under Federal orders.

I am basing this on information from back in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and the Louisiana Army National Guard was ending their deployment to Iraq and were in Kuwait, phasing out and preparing to come home.

Once the Louisiana Army National Guard was home I presumed that they would almost immediately be called in to relieve the Guard Troops from other states that had been called in to act in their absence.

As it turned out, I was wrong.

It seems that it doesn’t take very long for a State Guard to be placed under Federal orders if a President decides to use them, but once they return home the time to release them back to the state is long and drawn out. To the best of my knowledge there were no Louisiana Guard troops involved in the Katrina response nor the clean-up itself unless it was at the very last part of that clean-up.

Again, as I understand it, if the Governor decides to take it upon himself to use the Guard it is the responsibility of the state to pay the salaries of the troops, feed, clothe and equip those troops and everything else that goes into a call-up of the Guard.

I applaud Gov. Perry if he does undertake this action and I’m pretty sure Texas will have the whereto when it comes to the expense involved, but I honestly do NOT believe that the state of Texas should have to bear this burden alone.

Our nation is being invaded by illegals.

I have posted many articles about this over the last several years and I have also pointed out that securing the border of the United States is the job of the Federal government. I am not just speaking of the Texas border either; this also goes for the states of New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Federal government has an obligation to secure the U.S. border from end to end.

Sadly, the Federal government has been drastically lacking in performing their duty.

For many years now the U.S. Border Patrol has been out there on the front lines of this battle, doing everything in their power to stem the flow of illegals entering the USA. The Border Patrol has been, of late, reduced to playing the role of a *toothless tiger* as they have had their operating funds drastically reduced to the point of Border Patrol Officers actually being forced to pay for fuel for their issued vehicles out of their own pockets.

I personally know of instances where Border Patrol Officers spent their entire shift in the break room of their assigned location; playing cards, watching TV, sleeping, all because they had no fuel to operate their Border Patrol vehicles and had NO desire to pay for fuel from their own pockets.

I know, from 1st hand knowledge, of ICE Agents telling a Sheriff that if his Deputies arrest the illegals that those persons would be his, the Sheriff’s responsibility because they, ICE Agents weren’t going to come pick up suspected illegals nor were they going to accept them into custody. Continue reading

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No one kills Americans without consequences

No one kills Americans without consequences

Allen WestThis morning I awoke to a quiet house. Angela and Aubrey are in San Antonio visiting Angela’s parents. Austen is at Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida for Christ in Youth (CIY) camp. I did my normal morning PT routine: 4 mile run, pushups, crunches, and hit the pool. It seemed to be just another day and I worked on my presentation for the Western Conservative Summit this weekend in Denver. Then all of a sudden at approximately 11am, the day took a turn — for the worse.

I heard the news about the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 crash and immediately the ol’ commander instincts kicked in. I began to piece together all the recent occurrences I’ve been following through foreign policy, national security, and open intelligence sites, plus current reports and updates on news.

Here is my assessment.

Any thoughts about the Ukrainian government being culpable in the shoot down of MH 17 make no sense. The flight had pretty much transited across Ukraine. That means it had checked into Ukrainian airspace, had been cleared, and was being tracked along the route. SOURCE

Rarely have I disagreed with Allen West, in fact, this may be the very 1st time, and I don’t fully disagree with him now, I simply believe that restraint may be the order of the day, as opposed to demands.

Look, I have NO love-loss for Iran, but far too many seem to forget this:

Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai that was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on 3 July 1988. The attack took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, and on the flight’s usual flight path. The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the Vincennes. SOURCE

And this:

The USS Liberty incident was an attack on a United States Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft and Israeli Navy motor torpedo boats, on 8 June 1967, during the Six-Day War.[3] The combined air and sea attack killed 34 crew members (naval officers, seamen, two Marines, and one civilian), wounded 171 crew members, and severely damaged the ship.[4] At the time, the ship was in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula, about 25.5 nmi (29.3 mi; 47.2 km) northwest from the Egyptian city of Arish. SOURCE

It’s called WAR, and bad things happens. Somehow I doubt that the people shooting this plane down had ANY idea that there were Americans on board.

Our NBC News affiliate here in DFW made an announcement just a few minutes ago saying that they had received information that there were NO Americans on this flight.

I will provide a link to that as soon as one is posted, so far it’s been nothing more than a *blurb* from the *talking head*.

Sometimes it’s best to sit back, take a deep breath or 2 and assess the situation for what it is and gather hard proof before you jump in and pour gasoline of the fire. That was what was said to George W. Bush too when he wanted to immediately invade Iraq. Just sayin’.

This is also the first time I ever agreed with Piers Morgan on anything, I heard as it was said by Barack Hussein Obama too, on ABC News, and I was almost shocked at the casual and careless manner Obama exhibited. I was almost shocked, but not quite, you see, it dawned on me, Obama is a moron. Continue reading

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Cheney: Any attempt to impeach Obama would be distraction

Cheney: Any attempt to impeach Obama would be distraction

Dick Cheney(CNN) — Although a fierce critic of Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney does not support calls from some on the far right of his party to impeach him, saying it would simply create a distraction.

“I’m not prepared at this point to call for the impeachment of the President,” Cheney said in an interview with CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”

Cheney believes Obama is “the worst president of my lifetime” and that “Jimmy Carter might have been a better President,” but impeaching him is not going to accomplish much.

Both Obama and Carter are Democrats, while Cheney is a conservative Republican who served two terms under George W. Bush. SOURCE

I have to admit, I wanted to see Obama impeached, convicted and removed from office. I wanted to see him and his entire crew in prison garb for the rest of their natural lives, I still do, but I have to agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney on this one.

The unscrupulous regime of Barack Hussein Obama knows full well how to spin out a new headline grabbing scandal any time one is needed to take the focus OFF of Obama and whatever it is he happens to be doing to anger the American people.

It’s almost impossible to keep track of the transgressions made by the Obama regime, I know I have given up on trying to keep them in my arsenal of blog facts and figures, it’s easier to do a Google search and link back to some analytical type that lives to compile data and figures.

Even having incredible search capabilities and knowing how to use them to sort through the BS to get to the truth can be very frustrating at times; you see, you can present the most well researched, well written and factual piece imaginable and there will always be one problem you’ll never escape most Americans have the attention span of the average 3 year old and their ability to comprehend is even more skewed.

I don’t know how many times I have tried to tell friends and readers; the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama is NOT going to happen, at least not now. I wish they would read and understand this regarding the impeachment process.

The Process of Impeachment of the President of the United States.

Impeachment is a long and drawn out process and it is NOT one that will always offer you a guaranteed outcome.

Calls for the Republican-led House to impeach Obama are coming from Sarah Palin and other harsh conservative critics at the height of midterm campaigning. His administration’s handling of the immigration crisis on the southern border has amplified the small chorus.

However, such a step is considered far-fetched, especially after House Speaker John Boehner expressed disagreement with the premise in this case.

Saint Sarah of Palin must be wearing the *cheerleader* suit again, that or she’s just not seeing her name in the news enough lately. Continue reading

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