Government

Primary Runoff Election … Conservatism 101

Election day for the 2018 Primary Runoff is next Tuesday, May 22nd. If you haven’t voted yet and you care about defending traditional conservative values in Texas, do go and vote in this election. Low turnout is expected in this midterm, non-presidential election year so your single vote counts a great deal. As of May 18th, 12,060 votes have been logged in the Democratic Party primary runoff, 10,690 on the Republican side. There are 1,049,400 registered Bexar County voters.  For polling sites on election Day, May 22nd, go to the Bexar County Election website. Russell Kirk (1918-1994), considered by many…


Nirenberg Reaching Out to San Antonio Conservatives?

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg conducted a spin class at a gathering of tea party and conservative voters on the northwest side Saturday. It got him nowhere. Cycling through several pointed questions, hizzoner repeatedly blamed “Facebook” for a supposed public misunderstanding of his administration. Invoking Facebook was a clever, albeit transparent, ploy to forge common cause with an audience that distrusts the liberally biased social media platform. But Nirenberg’s programmed and knee jerk responses to critical concerns were alternately dismissive, disingenuous or downright dishonest. Some were just laughable. A compendium of some of his more specious claims: Nirenberg: “When making…


Young Aliens at Military Bases: Time to Shape Up, Ship Out

Minors, and those claiming to be minors, from Central America are crashing America’s southern border, and U.S. military bases may be their final stop. Nearly 14,000 families were apprehended in April, reaching levels last seen in 2014. Now, dusting off an Obama-era program, the Trump administration is eyeing Texas military bases in San Angelo, Abilene, El Paso and elsewhere as temporary quarters for minors. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that families with children and unaccompanied minors make up 40 percent of border detainees. U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates that more than 200,000 unaccompanied minors illegally entered the…


Express News Targets Cynthia Brehm

San Antonio Express News ran a derogatory piece on May 9th authored by columnist Gilbert Garcia drawing attention to the divisions in the local Republican Party of Bexar County (RPBC). Local Republicans who are familiar with Garcia’s machinations shrug and comment that’s par for the course since in their view he is a shill for the Democratic Party. One Republican Party precinct chair wrote, “It reads like a hit piece authored by a Democrat. My heart truly melts with the warmth of Mr. Garcia’s genuine care and concern for the welfare of the Bexar County GOP … or is he…


Sanctuary Sheriff Hoist With Her Own Petard in Texas

The Dallas County sheriff and Texas gubernatorial hopeful who rejected federal immigration detainers at her jail is getting smacked right and left on the campaign trail. Lupe Valdez topped a large Democratic field in the March primary, but fell short of winning the needed majority. Prospects for securing her party’s nomination in this month’s runoff election took a hit last week when a Hispanic activist group refused to endorse her. In a surreal inquisition, led by a Dallas high school student, Valdez was asked why the Latino community should trust her “anti-immigrant” policies. The premise of the question was bizarre,…


Quick Bytes – 5/13/2018

5/8/2018 Last Saturday, May 5, the City of Del Rio elected Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano mayor who happens to be a U.S. Air Force veteran…and openly, flamboyantly gay. Ironically, Del Rio has for decades been known as the “Queen City”. Lozano defeated longtime incumbent Mayor Robert Garza 2,128, or 61.54 percent to 1,330, or 38.46 percent, but voter turnout was considered low. Only 3,458 voted for mayor out of a city with a population of 36,000. Garza was viewed as a terrible candidate who ran city council meetings like his own private club. He also was known to berate and disrespect…


“Our Baby Boy Grew His Wings Tonight”

When Alfie Evans, deprived of life support for five days, died in the early hours of April 28th, his mother shared her grief, marking the end of the agonizing battle to save her child’s life: “Our baby boy grew his wings tonight at 2:30 am,” expressed Kate. “My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30,” Tom Evans, his father, lamented. The desperate plight of Alfie Evans, the 23 month old British boy and his parents’ tireless efforts to save his life captured the attention of the world for over four months. World and national leaders including…


News from the Border

On the Border: U.S. Brings Mexican Corruptocrat to Trial. A Mexican governor charged in a string of multi-million dollar border bribery, racketeering and money-laundering schemes faces U.S. justice this week – represented by a court-appointed attorney. Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, former fugitive governor of the border state of Tamaulipas, was captured in Italy and extradited to the United States this month. Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, former fugitive governor of the border state of Tamaulipas, was captured in Italy and extradited to the United States this month. A sweeping federal indictment accuses him of stashing more than $7 million in U.S. accounts. On Monday…


Take the High Road

It’s been raining. There’s enough rain to make mud. Regrettably, there’s also a lot of mud-slinging. As founder and chairman of Pastors PAC, I’ve been actively engaged in vetting candidates in over a dozen elections since 2012.  Our mooring principle is Proverbs 29:2a.  “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” Our second anchoring principle is Exodus 18:21 which adds ability to character.  We seek to vet candidates and endorse those who have good character and demonstrated ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the office sought. I can’t recall an election without some mud-slinging.  This current one is no…


Quick Bytes – 3/4/2018

3/1/2018 If anyone doesn’t believe there’s a “War on Christianity”, just look at the reaction by anti-religious freaks against actor Chris Pratt. Anti-Christian/anti-Second Amendment people were offended because Pratt offered his prayers for a friend who had a heart attack, and then encouraged others to pray for him. Pratt was so viciously attacked and criticized, that friends had to come to his defense. How sad that someone must defend themselves for offering to pray for someone else. Unfortunately, we don’t have to look to Hollywood to see an example of anti-Christian prayer criticism.  In the wake of the Sutherland Springs…