Monthly Archives: March 2013

95-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Letter to Pres. Obama

“Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor, allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country. Continue reading

When Affordable Health Care Died

The grim tale of what ObamaCare will really cost.

BArnold Ahlert · March 28, 2013, Published in The Patriot Post

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was forced to concede that some people who will be buying health insurance for themselves next fall will face higher premium costs due to provisions in the healthcare bill. A new study released the same day reveals that insurance companies themselves will be paying out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims. Both stories join the growing list of indicators that point toward a grim reality: when it is fully implemented, the Affordable Healthcare Act of 2010 will be anything but. Continue reading

Pearland, TX City Councilman Scott Sherman opposition to the Second Amendment Resolution!

Video Courtesy of Eddie Gallegos!

Unifying Message: Spread the Word – 2014 is Coming!

Below is a message sent by JoAnn Fleming, Grassroots America–We the People. You will most likely discover things about the smoke and mirrors used in Austin to “balance” the budget, as is constitutionally mandated in Texas.  Please pass this message on to your friends, co-workers and families.  It’s time that our elected officials in Austin stop acting like they have a Washington, D.C. address and bring our great State of Texas back to a financially-sound state.  You are paying higher taxes than you think!  Call and write your State Representatives, Senators, Governor, and Lt. Governor and let them know that you aren’t fooled by their tactics and that it is time to address our state debt in a MEANINGFUL way — the future of our state, our children and grandchildren depend on it! Continue reading

Pearland City Council Second Amendment Vote

Video by Eddie Gallegos

Okay, everyone. Here is the YouTube video I’ve put together from last night’s Pearland City Council meeting and its vote on the Second Amendment. The original video is about forty minutes long, but I’ve reduced this one to just about ten minutes. I took one liberty in it. I gave myself a bit more speaking time (hey! It’s my video!) but I like how Pedro rounded out the audience portion. Listen carefully to Scott Sherman, the opposing voice to the resolution. It passed, but nonetheless, his points were very bewildering to us. Thank to all who helped make this possible.

Video: Pearland, TX City Council Second Amendment Resolution Vote, March 25, 2013

Video courtesy of Eddie Gallegos!!!

Okay, everyone. Here is the YouTube video I’ve put together from last night’s Pearland City Council meeting and its vote on the Second Amendment. The original video is about forty minutes long, but I’ve reduced this one to just about ten minutes. I took one liberty in it. I gave myself a bit more speaking time (hey! It’s my video!) but I like how Pedro rounded out the audience portion. Listen carefully to Scott Sherman, the opposing voice to the resolution. It passed, but nonetheless, his points were very bewildering to us. Thank to all who helped make this possible.

Pearland City Council Majority Supports your 2nd Amendment Rights, Councilman Scott Sherman wants it known He Does Not !

Reprinted from Article by Dennis Edwards in Texas Conservatives.org

For those who may not have heard… the Resolution to Protect and Defend the 2nd Amendment (RPD2A) was PASSED Monday, March 25th by the Pearland City Council.  Thank you to Councilmen Greg Hill and Keith Ordeneaux for pushing it through and asking it to be placed on the agenda. Thank you to Pearland Mayor Tom Reid, Councilman Owens, Councilwoman Sherrouse,  for supporting and voting for this important resolution. Continue reading

Pearland, Texas approves resolution to uphold the 2nd Amendment by a vote of 4-1!!!!

The Pearland TEA Party would like to thank

Mayor Tom Reid (WWII Veteran)

Councilmembers, 

Woodrow “Woody” Owens (Woody gave an excellent and emotional speech in support of the resolution.  Woody is a Vietnam Veteran!!!)
Susan Sherrouse and Keith Ordeneauz verbalized their support and special thanks to Greg Hill for bringing it forward to the city council!!!

Scott Sherman voted against this resolution!

Video by Eddie Gallegos will be posted soon!

 

GAS TAXES: BROKEN PROMISES? Grassroots fume over lawmakers failure to END gas tax diversions

Perry, Dewhurst, Straus all promised to end diversions this session

(Austin, TX, March 25, 2013) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, and House and Senate budget writers have so far failed to end diversions from the gas tax and help fix the structural road funding shortfall in the budgets passed last week. Perry, Dewhurst, and Straus all promised to end diversions of the gas tax in an effort to enact truth in budgeting — to ensure taxes collected for a specific purpose actually go to fund that purpose. Continue reading

Texas for Sale: Lawmaker seeks to hand TX roads to foreign entities

Rep. Larry Phillips’ bill, HB 3391, is up for a hearing Tuesday, March 26, in the House Transportation Committee that would give TxDOT and toll authorities a BLANK CHECK to enter into TRANS TEXAS CORRIDOR-style toll contracts that hand control of at least 26 Texas roads every two years until 2017 to private, even foreign, corporations in sweetheart deals for a HALF CENTURY. The bill expands these public private partnerships (P3s) to RAIL, too! Continue reading