Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by JBeukema, Jun 4, 2011.
Texas TSA pat down ban may be back - The Hill's Transportation Report
I wish the feds would cancel all flights in and out of Texas,, that would be a hoot.
Never happen. They were bluffing and Dewhurst was an ass for cowering away like he did and talking the Senate into dropping the measure, particularly after the house passed it unanimously.
Blockades are an act of war under international law
Doesn't look like they stood up to the terrorists to me.
only someone mentally ill thinks TSA is terrorist and Hamas isn't.
and for the idiots here, if Texas doesn't meet the flight security standards of TSA, the US government will cancel all flights in and out.
i think they should just let texas suceed... or better yet, give it back to mexico.
How can Texas not make the flight security standards if the TSA runs flight security? The proposed law made it illegal to touch a person's genitals or breasts unless there was a federal law that gave them permission. If, as you have argued repeatedly, there is such a law no TSA agent would have been in trouble in Texas because they would have been able to use that law to prove they had been obeying the law.
My guess is that, since the TSA resorted to threats, no such law exists, but feel free to prove me wrong if you can.
A blockade is an act of war.
Threatening war if Texas enforces the Law when it comes to sexual assault is terrorism.
An incident in Philadelphia tells me you may have missed a couple of days of news in the past couple of months, so here's the link for your benefit:
Airport passenger screener charged in distributing child pornography
Be careful what you wish for. Your particular wish to get rid of Texas through secession would quadriple the cost of gasoline and food in your America, not to mention the states we will take with us should you decide to throw us and your other political "enemy" states to the wolves.
Texans who impacted American life:
Sports personalities: Dana X. Bible, Tom Landry, Nolan Ryan, Earl Campbell, Babe Zaharias, Darrell Royal, George Foreman, John Arthur "Jack" Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Kyle Rote, Smokey Joe Williams, Roger Hornsby, Bum Phillips, Lee Trevino, A.J. Foyt, Don Meridith, Willie Shoemaker, Byron Nelson, Richard Petty or Sammy Baugh?
Scott Joplin (1868-1917), African American composer and pianist, called the "King of Ragtime," son of Jiles and Florence (Givins) Joplin, was born on November 24, 1868, probably at Caves Springs, near Linden, Texas.
Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009), American actress and artist, whose hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women in the 1970s and early 1980s, was born in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Carol Burnett, Mary Martin, Tommy Lee Jones, Larry Hagman, Debbie Reynolds, Joshua Logan, King Vidor, F. Murray Abraham, Margo Jones, Nina Vance, Farah Fawcett, Joan Crawford, Spanky MacFarland, Cyd Charisse, Rip Torn, Billy Bob Thorton, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quiad, Audie Murphy, Gene Autry, Kathy Baker, Dooley Wilson, Tenessee Williams, Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales, Dan Blocker, Sissy Spacek, Tex Avery, Joe Don Baker, Powers Boothe, Gary Busey, Kate Capshaw, Thomas Haden Church, Michael Dorn, Haley Duff, Sandy Duncan, Shelly Duvall, Dale Evans, Morgan Fairchild, Horton Foote, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Woody Harrrelson, Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Roddenberry, Robert Rodriguez, Irene Ryan, John Hillerman, Carolyn Jones, Eva Longoria, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Anne Sheridan, Anna Nichole Smith, Jaclyn Smith, Brent Spinner, Nick Stahl, Patrick Swayze, Sharon Tate, Henry Thomas, Tommy Tune, Isaiah Washington, Jo Beth Williams, Chill Wills, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Forest Whitaker, Robin Wright Penn, Renee Zellweger, Steve Martin, and Aaron Spelling.
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon Baines Johnson were born in Texas. Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush (also Texas Senator once) and George W. Bush (first 2-term Texas governor) are Texans and returned to Texas following their presidencies.
World War I - One Texas nurse and 5170 Texans died
Benjamin Foulois (1879–1967), U.S. Army officer and pioneering airman
World War II - 22022 Texans were killed or died of wounds
Harlon Block (1924–1945) raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima
Horace S. Carswell, Jr. (1916–1944), Army Air Corps major, awarded Medal of Honor
Claire Chennault (1893–1958), commander of the "Flying Tigers"
Ira C. Eaker (1896–1987), commander of the Eighth Air Force in World War II
Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995), Colonel Women's Army Corps, first secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Neel E. Kearby (1911–1944), fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient
Raymond L. Knight (1922–1945), aviator, Medal of Honor recipient
Audie Murphy (1924–1971), World War II hero, actor, Medal of Honor Recipient
Chester Nimitz (1885–1966), commander of Allied naval forces in the Pacific during World War II
James Earl Rudder (1910–1970), D-Day commander of the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion, which stormed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc
Lucian K. Truscott (1895-1965), U.S. Army General who held successive commands in the European Theater
William H. Simpson (1888-1980), commander of the U.S. Ninth Army in the European Theater
Wilburn Snyder (1923–2008), survivor of Bataan Death March and Baptist pastor in several Houston churches
Edwin Walker (1909–1993), U.S. Army Major General known for conservative views and attempted assassination target for Lee Harvey Oswald
Korean War - 1700 Texans were missing or killed in action
Charles F. Pendleton (1931–1953), awarded Medal of Honor
Edwin Walker (1909–1993), U.S. Army Major General known for conservative views and attempted assassination target of Lee Harvey Oswald
Vietnam War - 3415 Texans were killed in the Vietnam War (1959-1975).
Raul (Roy) Perez Benavidez (1935–1998) awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in South Vietnam.
Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez (1946–1968), Sergeant USMC Medal of Honor winner
David H. McNerney (1931–2010), 1st Sergeant U.S. Army, Medal of Honor, Vietnam 1967
Oliver North (born 1943), Lieutenant-Colonel USMC, Silver Star
Billy Waugh (born 1929), Army Special Forces, Studies and Observations Group, Afghanistan Liberation
Middle East wars - hundreds of Texans have died in the Middle East wars.
Marcus Luttrell (born 1975), Navy SEAL, won Navy Cross for actions in conflicts with Taliban
William H. McRaven, Navy SEAL Admiral, led planning for raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed
Patrick M. Walsh (born 1955), Navy Admiral, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet
There have been eight Miss USAs, three Miss Americas and one Miss Universe from Texas.
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, in Nutbush, Texas, is a legend in the rock music world. Her career has crossed more than 50 years. With record sales reaching nearly $200 million, her concert engagements have also made her the top solo music performer in history. The far-reaching appeal and continued existence of her career are largely attributed to her stage presence and commanding vocals. Tina’s latest 50th anniversary tour is the highest ticketed show of the 2008-2009 seasons. She is a Kennedy Center honoree, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has to her credit eight Grammy awards.
Johnny Mathis, born in Gilmer, Texas, is successful for the albums he produced. He is one of the few popular artists with years of professional voice training, including opera. Mathis had a choice between trying out for the Olympics and a trial recording in New York. Upon his father advice, he chose the recording debut in 1956. In 1958, "Mathis’ Greatest Hits Album" was the first album to launch the greatest hits of the music industry. It remained on the Billboard Album chart for nine and a half weeks; it earned him a place in the "Guinness World Book of Records." Only two other singers complete with Mathis in having five albums on the billboards charts simultaneously.
Famous Texan musicians and groups include Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Lightnin' Hopkins, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Buddy Holly, Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (The Big Bopper), Roy Orbison, Hank Thompson, Ray Price, T-Bone Burnett, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Archie Bell & the Drells, Johnny Guitar Watson, Ornette Coleman, Freddy Fender, Townes Van Zandt, Selena Quintanilla, Pantera, Steve Miller, Jimmy Dean, Janis Joplin, Barbara Mandrell, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Charlie Sexton, Janis Joplin, ZZ Top, Eric Johnson Van Cliburn and many others.
Most of the Texans I know and grew up with would give you the shirt off their backs if you were in trouble and needed help.
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