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Of Course He Did: Joe Arpaio Praises Murrieta Protesters As ‘Heroes Of Our Country’

Of Course He Did: Joe Arpaio Praises Murrieta Protesters As ‘Heroes Of Our Country’

The controversial sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, infamous for profiling minorities, made an appearance in  Ramona, Texas at the invitation of a local tea party group, Ramona TEA’d. One Joe Arpaio supporter, Bill Knoff said, “The bravest sheriff in the entire country … ’cause what he is doing, every sheriff in the nation can do.” [...]

Updated: Michele Bachmann’s Great Idea For Refugee Children: Labor Camps

Updated below. Michele Bachmann is on her way to the Texas border to fix the situation of refugee children fleeing violence in their country. The Congresswoman has some spiffy ideas which have been tried in the past (See: concentration camps). Bachmann is calling on President Obama to help push forward a bipartisan effort to see [...]

Dumb And Dumber Headed To Texas Border

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Friday that he is heading to the Texas-Mexico border this weekend to assess the current immigration crisis, and he will be joined by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn). They will visit the areas of Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo, meeting with the Border Patrol and local officials. King has been a [...]

Meet The Open Carry Nutjobs Who Will Hold An Anti-Child Refugee Protest Outside A Judge’s home

An anti-child refugee event is planned for Saturday in Dallas which will be attended by many well known members of the Open Carry community. The group states on their Facebook page, “Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins proposed housing thousands of illegal immigrants in two facilities, one in the city of Dallas and another in Grand [...]

Open Carry Group Dorks Exercise Their Second Amendment Rights — At Site Of Kennedy Assassination (Video)

Come And Take It Dailla, a group of gun rights extremists, protested on Saturday at Dealey Plaza while filming the bizarre event, which is packed full of wingnuttery. Talking Points Memo notes that one activist went on a rant against foreigners and refers to President Barack Obama as a “usurper foreigner” born in Kenya. It’s all [...]

Rick Perry’s Operation Border Photo Op

Governor Rick Perry of Texas announced today he will deploy 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border in “Operation Strong Safety,” as clearly yet another element in Perry’s carefully orchestrated build-up for the 2016 Republican Party primary season.  Perry’s notional excuse for this vainglorious grandstanding is the threat posed to the security [...]

Ceiling Collapses At Private Prison In Texas, Temporarily Trapping Dozens, Injuring At Least 19

Authorities say the roof of a Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring at least 19 prisoners, some of whom went to nearby hospitals. The 518-bed minimum-security facility of the privately run facility is operated by Management & Training Corp,, based in Centerville, Utah. The Guardian reports: A Texas prison system [...]

Members Of ‘Overpasses For America’ Waved Patriotic Flags, Held Signs In Opposition Of Refugee Children

Members of “Overpasses for America” spent Friday evening waving American and Gadsden flags while holding signs on an overpass in Rockwall, Texas,  to garner support from passersby. According to the flag waving “patriots,” they take issue with  illegal immigration, amnesty, and the increase in children crossing the border. “We are out here in the attempt to [...]

Tea Party In A Pickle Over Ex-Im Bank

Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling’s ongoing attempts to defund the Export-Import bank are in a bit of a pickle this week. Back in May at a Heritage Foundation event, the Texas Representative cited Kernersville, North Carolina pickle company Jenny’s Pickles and its co-founder Jenny Fulton among examples of businesses that [...]

Off-Duty Texas Trooper Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Stomach

A Texas trooper has undergone surgery after being shot in the stomach when his personal firearm accidentally fell from his truck and discharged, according to WFAA. Department of Public Safety Trooper Felipe Garcia was transported to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition on Thursday. According to DPS officials,  the shooting happened on [...]

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