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Wendy Davis campaign says Greg Abbott cited ‘white nationalist’

http://twitter.com/#!/willrahn/status/451120175166021632

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently cited the education research of American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, whom liberals consider toxic. Here’s the incredibly racist research by Murray that Abbott cited:

“Family background has the most decisive effect on student achievement, contributing to a large performance gap between children from economically disadvantaged families and those from middle class homes.”

The Wendy Davis gubernatorial campaign apparently considers this waaaay beyond the pale. It is responding by citing the Southern Poverty Law Center’s description of Murray as a “white nationalist.” The SPLC is a paranoid, far-left organization which, as the late Ron Smith of WBAL put it, believes America is “filled with Klansmen and rife with people eager to perpetrate genocide.” A year ago, in response to  the SPLC’s so-called “hate group” list, deranged domestic terrorist Floyd Corkins sought to “kill as many as possible” at the Family Research Council.

Yesterday, Davis’ communications director Zac Petkanas tried his hardest to portray Abbott as white nationalist-friendly:

http://twitter.com/#!/Zac_Petkanas/status/451142545012047872
http://twitter.com/#!/Zac_Petkanas/status/451175330384838656
http://twitter.com/#!/Zac_Petkanas/status/451177526245597184

Just in case anyone missed the smear, Petkanas retweeted these:

http://twitter.com/#!/WayneSlater/status/451167709992996865
http://twitter.com/#!/cd_hooks/status/451178239281475584
http://twitter.com/#!/LEBassett/status/451096893045886976
http://twitter.com/#!/scottbraddock/status/451204625425653760

Here’s a problem: If Greg Abbott is guilty of crimethink for citing Murray, then so is former President Bill Clinton:

http://twitter.com/#!/WILLisms/status/451189557795373056
http://twitter.com/#!/ManhattanInst/status/303559793040302080

Oddly, “white nationalist” Murray has tweeted his opposition to discrimination against Asian-American college applicants. His most controversial book, “The Bell Curve,” was co-authored by Richard Herrnstein, a professor of psychology at that hotbed of white nationalism, Harvard University.

Related:

Southern Poverty Law Center responds, calls FRC president’s claims ‘outrageous’

‘Get angry’: AEI’s Charles Murray fed up with discrimination against Asian college applicants

 

Before He Disappeared Without A Trace, He Made This Unsettling 911 Call

When a person goes missing, it’s hard for their friends and family not to assume the worst.

And if it happens under mysterious circumstances? It’s even worse.

That is the story of oil field worker and father of four, 26-year-old Brandon Lawson. He disappeared without a trace during the early morning hours of August 9, 2013. It would appear to be a routine disappearance, except for one garbled 911 call that Lawson made just before he vanished.

Late on August 8, Lawson got into an argument with his common-law wife Ladessa Lofton and decided to take a drive to cool off. The trouble started when Lawson ran out of gas on Highway 277 near Bronte, Texas.

To remedy his situation, Lawson called his brother to pick him up and help him get some gas for the car.

Sometime between dialing his brother and when he arrived, Lawson placed a mysterious 911 call. During it, the dispatcher understood that Lawson “ran into somebody” and told them to “please hurry.”

In the 911 recording below, you can hear Lawson describing his situation, asking for a police officer, and the voice of a possible second person at the scene with him.

When his brother arrived, Lawson was nowhere to be found. Despite an extensive search of the area, there was no evidence of him. Only adding to the mystery, there was no activity on his bank accounts in the days after his disappearance.

Stranger still was that Lawson had recently learned he had an outstanding warrant in his name. At the time, he was avoiding police until he could get it sorted out. Something extreme must have happened in those moments to make him call 911 asking for help from the cops.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Brandon Lawson is asked to call The TX Dept of Public Safety, MPC at 512-424-5074, or the Coke County Sheriff’s Office at 325-453-2717. They can request to give their tip anonymously.

When These Inmates Saw Their Jail Guard Collapse, They Escaped To Help Him

People who are in jail are typically identified as criminals…but these inmates are being hailed as heroes.

When a guard at the District Courts Building in Weatherford, TX, collapsed from an apparent heart attack, the men he was standing watch over knew they had to do something.

They broke out of their holding cell and went up the unconscious man. All still shackled, they didn’t grab his gun or his keys to free themselves…no, they did something far more unbelievable.

Authorities say that the guard would not be alive had the inmates not raised alarm.

“He could have been there 15 minutes before any other staff walked in and found him,” a captain with the Parker County Sheriff’s Department noted.

Despite what you might think of criminals, these men were just worried citizens at the time and did their duty to save a man’s life.

‘You wrote your ticket out’: Colo. gov skewered over Magpul relocation

http://twitter.com/#!/jjonesy1455/status/418948086900080641

Gun accessory manufacturer Magpul Industries wasn’t bluffing.

The company vowed to leave the “occupied territory” of Colorado after Gov. Hickenlooper signed anti-gun measures into law. And yesterday, Magpul announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Texas and manufacturing and distribution facilities to Wyoming — “states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility.”

http://twitter.com/#!/Magpul_HQ/status/418807733278605312

Bada bing, indeed.

http://twitter.com/#!/TexGov/status/418841377040912384

Hey, Hickenlooper, Twitter never forgets. And November is coming.

http://twitter.com/#!/JFitz1104/status/418946271311708160
http://twitter.com/#!/ORConservative/status/418904816429965312
http://twitter.com/#!/GovtsTheProblem/status/418873303931957248
http://twitter.com/#!/HCron17/status/418815446117130240
http://twitter.com/#!/GunShooter_CO/status/418809360815357952
http://twitter.com/#!/AFPColorado/status/418807412225630210
http://twitter.com/#!/coloradorebecca/status/418852487626383360

GOP state Sen. Greg Brophy is running for governor in Colorado and blasted Hickenlooper for cozying up to fellow gun-grabber Mike Bloomberg.

http://twitter.com/#!/SenatorBrophy/status/418816741720854528
http://twitter.com/#!/SenatorBrophy/status/419132249259655168

Bed made, Hickenlooper:

http://twitter.com/#!/JonThompsonDC/status/418938551804260352

Buh-bye, Magpul? Buh-bye, Hickenlooper.

http://twitter.com/#!/TiredOfTyranny/status/418853081191690240

‘I’m a successful biped’! Tweeters predict Wendy Davis’ next campaign ad

http://twitter.com/#!/jimmiebjr/status/520662719088058368

 As Twitchy reported, Wendy Davis has reached a sickening new low with a desperate, tasteless, and vicious ad attacking her opponent Greg Abbott. Could she possibly debase herself even more? You bet she could.

Here are some more campaign ads we can look forward to from the Wicked Witch of Texas:

Vote Wendy, because Abbott will *paralyze* Texas' progress #NextWendyDavisAd #StayClassy

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 10, 2014

Vote Wendy, for parking space fairness. #NextWendyDavisAd #TXGov

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 10, 2014

Vote Wendy: Because Abbott's not how TEXAS ROLLS #NextWendyDavisAd #StayClassy #TXGov

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 10, 2014

FORWARD, MARCH! #NextWendyDavisAd

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 10, 2014

"Under Greg Abbot's watch, unemployment in Texas has gone papapaleg–I mean parabolic."

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 10, 2014

Vote Wendy: She can talk the talk AND walk the walk. #NextWendyDavisAd #StayClassy #TXGov

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

@guypbenson "Wendy Davis will stand up for Texas… Unlike some other candidates." #NextWendyDavisAd

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 10, 2014

Wendy Davis: she'll stand up for Texas.. Unlike Greg Abbott #NextWendyDavisAd

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 10, 2014

Gregg Abbott thinks women are going to be fooled by his shameless pandering of also peeing sitting down #NextWendyDavisAd

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 10, 2014

RT @WendyDavisTexas: Greg Abbott's policies don't stand up to the test. #NextWendyDavisAd

— ن Miké Ramoné ن (@ThePantau) October 10, 2014

Vote for Wendy. Her ideas have legs

— Leon Wolf (@LeonHWolf) October 10, 2014

How can Greg Abbott #StandwithTXwomen when he can't even stand? BECAUSE HE'S IN A WHEELCHAIR. #NextWendyDavisAd

— Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) October 10, 2014

@jimgeraghty @guypbenson "Wendy Davis stands for all kinds of free stuff, while that other guy stands for NOTHING!" #NextWendyDavisAd

— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) October 10, 2014

Vote Wendy: Do you get tired of working on your feet all day? Greg Abbot doesn't. #NextWendyDavisAd #StayClassy #TXgov

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

"Greg Abbott says he cares about pedestrians, but he hasn't walked in years. I'll walk with you, Greg Abbott can't." #NextWendyDavisAd

— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) October 10, 2014

#NextWendyDavisAd "I'm a successful biped."

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) October 10, 2014

“I’m uniquely qualified to lead Texas because of hardships I’ve endured. Greg Abbott couldn’t walk a mile in my shoes. No really, he can’t."

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 10, 2014

#WendyDavisAds Greg Abbot will handicap our economy.

— rdbrewer (@rdbrewer4) October 10, 2014

Who will answer the call at 3AM? NOT Greg Abbott! He can't answer the phone, because he's… like, all crippled, and stuff #NextWendyDavisAd

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) October 10, 2014

@DLoesch #WendyDavisAds "I'm running to represent the voters here in Texas, while my opponent rolls slowly along for special interests!"

— Smirking Tony Romo (@drawandstrike) October 10, 2014

Wendy for Senate: because Greg Abbott wants to DISABLE the economy. #NextWendyDavisAd #StayClassy #TXgov

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 10, 2014

"Gregg Abbot is walking on Easy Street. Well, not "walking" so much as rolling. Amirite? LOL" #PaidForByWendyDavisForTexas

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 10, 2014

"Greg Abbot is rolling in the dough! SWIDT? LULZs! #PaidForByWendyDavisForTexas

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 10, 2014

We won't let Abbott stand in the way of progress! #NextWendyDavisAd pic.twitter.com/nsUKAmSRtw

— CounterMoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) October 10, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to border

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidNakamura/status/491299539190808576

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is activating “as many as 1,000″ members of the Texas National Guard to help secure the Texas/Mexico border:

http://twitter.com/#!/cbs11jack/status/491298222183165952
http://twitter.com/#!/BillBishopKHOU/status/491299198038327297
http://twitter.com/#!/Jordanfabian/status/491303137719103489
http://twitter.com/#!/cbs11jack/status/491304314996932608

Texas’ lieutenant governor wants to send the bill to Washington:

http://twitter.com/#!/cbs11jack/status/491301788583084032

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Related:

‘Shouldn’t the president be down here too?’: Sean Hannity tours border with Gov. Rick Perry [pics]

‘THIS is the guy doing his job’: Texas Gov. Rick Perry rides with border patrol [pic]

Texas Governor Rick Perry orders border surge

Texas gun shop takes a swipe at Obamacare with provocative new sign [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/jbrackins01/status/466607526793207808

Tactical Firearms in Katy, Texas, shoots from the hip. Check out the latest sign they’ve posted at the gun shop and range:

http://twitter.com/#!/tacticalfirearm/status/466604430457315328

Earlier this week, Tactical Firearms captured attention with this provocative marquee:

http://twitter.com/#!/socialistmop/status/466001219614285826

Subtle? Not remotely. But that’s just fine with these tweeters:

http://twitter.com/#!/josiahdartagnan/status/466319776881864704
http://twitter.com/#!/DannMarquardt/status/465935702237401088
http://twitter.com/#!/Jenngrrrl/status/466294035879952385

Tactical Firearms in Katy, Tx.
I'm dying this is so funny! 😂😂
@theCHIVE #proguns #texas http://t.co/7HnFqXaRYi— Trista (@tristaboooo) May 11, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/CaptTubular/status/466218355083735040
http://twitter.com/#!/DMKeesey/status/466244778947260416

RT: @tristaboooo: Tactical Firearms in Katy, Tx.
I'm dying this is so funny! 😂😂
@theCHIVE #proguns #texas http://t.co/BaJvvyEvyc #fb— Ryan Willis (@RyanWillis) May 13, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/JoeCarroll___/status/465944451009875969
http://twitter.com/#!/DeskTopHero1/status/465942999562993664
http://twitter.com/#!/A_GastonTX2/status/466336856914014208

For the record, Tactical Firearms is apparently into crowdsourcing:

http://twitter.com/#!/tacticalfirearm/status/465945298800746496

Have at it, guys!

Texas patient being evaluated for possible Ebola infection

http://twitter.com/#!/janetstjames/status/516763048992722944

#BREAKING: Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirms it has a patient in "strict isolation" to be evaluated for potential #Ebola virus.@CBSDFW

— Tami Carr (@CarrTamicbs11) September 30, 2014

BREAKING: Possible #ebola case would be the 1st diagnosed in USA. Imported. Test results expected tomorrow.

— Janet St. James (@janetstjames) September 30, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas evaluating patient in strict isolation who may have #Ebola virus. Tests due Tuesday. #khou11

— The Bishop (@BillBishopKHOU) September 30, 2014

BREAKING: Possible #ebola patient had to recognize the symptoms and seek help. Exposure thru body fluids… so wide exposure unlikely.

— Janet St. James (@janetstjames) September 30, 2014

#BREAKING North Texas Hospital Evaluating Patient For Potential #Ebola Exposure http://t.co/HCjcWWRgtK

— CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) September 30, 2014

CBS reports that the hospital released the following statement:

“Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history. The hospital is following all Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors. The CDC anticipates preliminary results tomorrow.”

Developing.

‘WHAT!?’ Is Texas Governor Rick Perry planning to move to California?

http://twitter.com/#!/kyleraccio/status/479006856640081920

New York Times Magazine reporter Mark Leibovich claims Rick Perry said he might move to California.

Perry told me that he loves California, vacations in San Diego annually, visits the state about six times a year and might even move here in January when he’s done with his 14-year stint running Texas. That is, if he does not somehow decide to run for president.

That doesn’t seem like something a guy who has spent the last few years trolling liberal states for businesses who might want to move to Texas.

http://twitter.com/#!/SovernNation/status/479029624048189440
http://twitter.com/#!/Aloha_Analytics/status/479061651765743616
http://twitter.com/#!/RickyWhy/status/478979831754129409
http://twitter.com/#!/1man1wife17kids/status/479077790013071360
http://twitter.com/#!/WordsmithRich/status/479086283076014080

It just doesn’t seem right for a staunch Texan to move to California, but if he does he’ll certainly be welcome because Californians are very open minded.

http://twitter.com/#!/SecularPolitics/status/479077872234004480

Or not.

 

J.R. Salzman won’t be looking for Wendy Davis at the Wheelchair Games

http://twitter.com/#!/DaveMBP/status/520998956193841152

As Twitchy reported, Twitter has discovered that combination which would repel Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis like garlic repels a vampire:

Two things Wendy Davis hates pic.twitter.com/VEVquYjM5R

— Ulysses E. McGill (@Just_a_Texan) October 10, 2014

With that in mind, wounded warrior J.R. Salzman isn’t expecting to run into Wendy Davis at the — gasp — National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Something tells me Wendy Davis wont be attending the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Dallas. https://t.co/TPO7EdMzYA

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 11, 2014

@jrsalzman @jimmyprinceton Probably a scheduling conflict. Blame staff. Off to next screw up.

— GregEsq (@GregEsq) October 11, 2014

@jrsalzman @daveweigel Actually that is EXACTLY what @WendyDavisTexas should do.

— Sloth Fornix (@Slothfornix) October 11, 2014

Look on the bright side, Texas.

@pmbasse @jrsalzman I hope Wendy Davis packs up and leaves Texas after she gets crushed in a Texas sized landslide by @GregAbbott_TX.

— Rob Forshey (@RobForshey) October 11, 2014

@jrsalzman Since the event isn't until June Wendy will be permanently out of TEXAS..Heard she is leaving Nov 5th '14 for destination unknown

— Peni Basse (@pmbasse) October 11, 2014

Much of Twitter is still reeling over the tastelessness of Davis’ ad, and Salzman is no exception.

Boy, those handicapped people sure are privileged, arent they? They even get their own special parking places. You go, Wendy Davis.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 11, 2014

@jrsalzman I know it's cliche, but can u imagine if conservative ran this ad? would be lead story on network news

— Pb jr (@Pb65Jr) October 11, 2014

@jrsalzman @Cameron_Gray Ha. Wendy Davis, equal pay and equal parking. #Caring

— ن Damian Bennett (@DamianBennett) October 11, 2014

@jrsalzman From Abortion Barbie to Foot in Mouth Barbie…all in a day's work

— Stephen Bennett (@ScreedofChucky) October 11, 2014