Texas secessionists ecstatic . . . over what, they don’t know

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Not sure how I got on the mailing list, but I’ll take it.

To those who commented here that the Texas secessionists are joking, and the petition means nothing at all, please note the e-mail I got today from Roxanna M.  Roxanna is the thoughtful person behind the petition AGAINST the Texas secession petition.  Heed what she says:

Hey friends!

I want to thank each of you again!  I’ve received so many emails, and I am going to be getting back to everyone, but I work two jobs so it will take me a bit.  But thank you all for your interest and your support.  It’s amazing.  There are a couple people, though, that have sent emails calling me some not-so-nice names.  I will not be responding to you, aside from this.  Thanks for being engaged and interested enough to respond, though.

I have had quite a few requests about…

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South Florida Girl Inspires Kids To Send 10,000 Letters To Troops In Afghanistan

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11-year-old girl, Savannah Maddison Ogden, found out her best friend’s father would be deployed to Afghanistan for a year. She and her best friend came up with the idea of sending letters to express their appreciation of the work and sacrifice that the soldiers have done for the country. That was also the start of the “Savannah’s Soldiers” campaign. According to Savannah’s website, 10,000 letters had been collected and sent to Afghanistan.

About Savannah’s Soldiers

Savannah’s Soldiers is a letter writing campaign. We collect letters from kids across America and send them to these brave men and woman all year long until they all come home. We work closely with schools and organizations like the Miami Marlins to collect letters. To really reach out to all of our Soldiers and Sailors I need your help. We have to work together. If  you will send me a letter via e-mail…

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The President’s informal policy of refusing to enforce the law

The Contemplative Thinker

Republicans are in danger of embracing “comprehensive” immigration reform — which is to say, amnesty — out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that — and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the lawis not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law.Which all things being equal, this is what President Obama has done. Yet in an once overachieving nation that has run according to the rule of law, it appears that once again the country suffers for its egomaniac and arrogant president, that doesn’t seem to realize that his word – his bond – is as shabby as any union boss’ has ever been. For example,

THE PRESIDENT: “But the fact of the matter is there are…

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‘We Love Death’: Gazans Naming Newborn Babies After Martyrs & Missiles

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Witness the sad reality of a culture that glorifies death in the name of aBabylonian curse

By Elior Levy, ynet – “Less than a week after the declaration of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Operation Pillar of Defense has already left its mark on the people of Gaza, in a rather unexpected way.

Some parents from the Strip have decided to name their newborn babies after operation-affiliated icons – from assassinated Hamas commanders to long-range missiles fired at Israel.

Muhammad al-Shafi’i Abu Nassat named his son, who was born Friday, after the Fajr missile. Naming his baby Fajr, Abu Nassat told Gaza media, was his way of expressing his gratitude to Iran, which was responsible for supplying Gaza with rockets that, according to Abu Nassat ‘struck the enemy for eight days.’

Amira Abu Assus, from the northern Gaza Strip, also named her child Fajr, Arabic for ‘dawn’…

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