Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maybe TX gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will finally talk about something other than abortion

(My new American Thinker post)

The Supreme Court refused to block the new Texas abortion restrictions

We remind you that abortion was always legal in Texas.In fact, there is a clinic on LBJ Highway open for business and doing just fine. The issue was not "Roe v Wade" but rather some sensible restrictions to protect women at the clinics.

The best part of the decision is that we will finally get to hear from Senator Davis, the presumed Democrat nominee for governor of Texas, about something other than abortion.

I went to Senator Davis' website and examined her views on 4 key issues.

First, how exactly will she make education better in Texas? She wants to 'invest" in education, the classic talking point from the left.

Question: Is she willing to give parents more choice in public education?

Second, she is very vague on economic development.  Again, she repeats the talking points about putting "Texans first."

Aren't we already first in job growth in the US?  After all, you see moving vans going from California to Texas.

Third, she wants government to be more accountable. I do too.  Will Senator Davis call on President Obama to be more open on ObamaCare?

Fourth, she loves veterans. I do too.  Wonder how many veterans love her?

Last, but not surprising, her website does not talk much about abortion.  Maybe her consultants read all of those polls that a majority of women in Texas do not support abortion in the 5th month.

The GOP should win this race, unless they nominate a very poor candidate or a 3rd party magically appears like in Virginia.

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Think of Cuba's political prisoners before you spend your dollars there

(My new American Thinker post)

Cuba desperately wants your dollars, euros, pesos or whatever you want to spend in the island.   It needs tourism very badly. 

Today, we learned that Cuba's political prisons are full and very full:

"There are at least 87 political prisoners currently in Cuba's prisons, according to a report by the opposition Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission released on Monday.   
"The Cuban government continues to have the highest number of political prisoners in the entire Western hemisphere," the commission, headed by Elizardo Sanchez, said.   
Six of the 87 people cited by the commission have been designated by Amnesty International as Prisoners of Conscience.  
Of the 87 people jailed in Cuba for their political views and/or activities, at least 11 are serving sentences of life behind bars and "remain in isolation cells under cruel, inhumane and degrading and totally unprotected conditions," the commission said.    
For years, I've reminded people that they are subsidizing a corrupt dictatorship when they travel or spend money there.    
Think about it! Think about the political prisoners.

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Some thoughts about Iran & Afghanistan


We spoke with Richard Baehr of American Thinker about Iran and Afghanistan.

On Iran, it looks like President Obama is desperate for a deal.  However, it makes no sense since Iran is the country complaining about sanctions.  Frankly, we should sit back and wait for Iran to make concessions.

Over at Afghanistan, there is talk of leaving some troops after we leave.  I'm OK with leaving a residual force but all of the talk about an apology is crazy.  We have nothing to apologize for, specially given the human and financial investment that we've made.



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