The Arena

Spend Spend Spend
Posted August 08, 2013 by Nathanael Ferguson

Yes, well he will have to in order to compete with the significant out of state money Wendy Davis will bring to the campaign if she decides to run for governor. Abbot Campaign Spends on Consultants and Advertising. Just consider it a little economic stimulus.

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The Daily Lincoln
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

LincolnJust five months into his presidency on this day in 1861, Abraham Lincoln reviewed Col. Dan Sickles’ New York Brigade along with regiments from Wisconsin.

Sickles was an interesting character before, during, and after the war. As a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives in 1859, Rep. Sickles shot and killed his wife’s lover who was the District Attorney of Washington, DC and also happened to be the son of one Francis Scott Key. After a sensational trial, Sickles was acquitted and went back to work in Congress. (Yes, he murdered a man in cold blood, was acquitted, and didn’t bother to resign from Congress.)

At the outset of the Civil War, Sickles raised volunteer troops from his home state of New York, was made a regimental colonel, and led men in combat. He rose to the rank of brigadier general and was engaged in many famous battles of the war. Most notably, during the battle of Gettysburg, Gen. Sickles disobeyed Gen. Meade’s orders to hold a position on Cemetery Ridge and instead moved off the ridge and took a position forward in the infamous Peach Orchard where ...

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Jacksonville Heroes
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

Congratulations to Jacksonville police officers James Lozano and Christopher Bell who were honored yesterday in recognition of their heroic lifesaving acts. We need more like you.

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Big Data, Big Brother
Posted August 07, 2013 by Nathanael Ferguson

Remember when Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto seemed legit? Neither do we. Google’s quest to dominate Big Data clearly demonstrates their disregard for the privacy of their customers.

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Good For The NFL & Great for Houston Texan J.J. Watt
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

Well, good for them. The NFL briefly repudiates its growing reputation as the No Fun League in ruling that allows Houston Texans star to perform his post-sack salute.

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Mr. Carter Comes To Texas
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

It appears the lure of the Texas job market is so strong even former presidents who hail from other states are now being enticed to the Lone Star State. Welcome to Texas, President Carter.

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Public Corruption
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

This kind of thing should be reported far and wide, loudly denounced, and the perpetrators run out of town. There is no room in government for corruption.

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Limiting Government
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

This seems like a good idea. The City of Dallas to again consider privatizing West Dallas auto pound.

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The Texas Model: Energy Boom
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

While the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline project flounders on President Obama’s desk, Texas pushes ahead with the Cline shale pipeline. The Federal Government Model is to delay and thwart at every opportunity those projects that will create jobs and help create an energy independent North America. The Texas model is to find the most creative and efficient methods to harvest domestic energy and get it to market, creating jobs along the way and doing it in an environmentally responsible way. It goes without saying that The Texas Model is better in every way.

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Beat The Heat in Central Texas
Posted by Nathanael Ferguson

This is a fun and helpful guide to Central Texas water parks. What better way to exercise your individual liberty through the doldrums of a hot Texas summer?

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