Author Unknown Five local buckaroos were playing poker at the Silver Spur Saloon when one of the players, named Owen, loses five hundred dollars on a single hand. It was just too much for his weak old heart to take. As he clutched at his chest, he stood up and promptly dropped dead at the table. Showing the greatest respect for their fallen comrade, the other buckaroos finished the hand standing on their feet. Frank, the youngest of the bunch looks around the table and asks his fellow buckaroos, “Well now, which one of us is going to tell his […]

Why We Shoot Deer In The Wild (As Opposed to Roping)

I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas Told That Christians are Terroristic Threats

Can Christian soldiers be prosecuted if they tithe to their church? Donate to Republican politicians who are aligned with the Tea Party? According to the latest pre-deployment briefings soldiers are getting the answer is a shocking “YES”. Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the […]

The Day I Got A Flat Tire In Central Texas Was One Of The Best Days Of My Life

posted by staff (Adapted from The Chain of Love)   (Belton, Texas) One evening a man saw an elderly old woman stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of the late afternoon, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her fancy car and got out. His old Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her. Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he […]


By Robert G. Natelson Rob Natelson, the Independence Institute’s Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence, is one of America’s best-known constitutional scholars. In opinions issued during the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term, he was cited 12 times in two separate cases. Rob was a law professor for 25 years, serving at three different universities. Among other subjects, he taught Constitutional Law, Constitutional History, Advanced Constitutional Law, and First Amendment. He is also the Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Montana Policy Institute. Rob is especially known for his studies of the Constitution’s original meaning. His research has carried him […]

A Mother’s Prayer

(Fort Worth, Texas) Did a mother’s prayer for her son save five or more lives? Read this article and decide for yourself. When Jestin Anthony Joseph walked into a McDonald’s and asked for a cup of water, that’s not all he was after. Witnesses say the 24-year-old soon pulled out a gun and pointed it at employees and customers — who were with children — demanding their possessions. Fort Worth police say surveillance video shows Joseph pulling the trigger at least five times while pointing it at individuals inside the restaurant — but the gun wouldn’t fire. At least one […]

High School Forces Student To Remove ‘Duck Dynasty’ Shirt Because It Was Deemed ‘Threatening’

posted by staff Silas “Uncle Si” Robertson giving a presentation at a local elementary school A Virginia high school wasn’t “happy, happy, happy” with a “Duck Dynasty” t-shirt one student wore to class recently. According to WWBT-TV, Dinwiddie High School forced Hunter Spain to remove his shirt that pictured Si Robertson with the words “I Will Hurt You Physically and Metaphysically” because it was deemed too “threatening.” “For this to be considered a threat to the school, I couldn’t understand it,” Edna-Jo Spain, the student’s mother, told WWBT. Uncle Si “I Will Hurt You Physically and Metaphysically” T-shirt The school […]


by Dustin Hoyt (guest writer) The United States has seen two horrific shootings on military bases in recent years that have left civilians and soldiers dead, shot and killed inside of U.S. military installations at the hands of psychopaths possessing firearms. The question has been asked: What can be done to stop these attacks? Many people will jump to conclusions, as they do with every mass shooting, and say that guns are the problem. They will claim that as long as guns are easily accessible there will always be mass shootings and gun culture that propagate violence. Another group of […]

JOKE: The Rancher and the Lawyer

posted by staff A big city lawyer went quail hunting in West Texas. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a pasture on the other side of the fence. As the lawyer climbed over the fence, a crusty old rancher rode up and asked him what he was doing. The attorney responded, “I shot a quail. It fell into this field, and now I’m going to retrieve it.” The old rancher retorted, “This is my property, and you are not coming over here.” The indignant lawyer said, “I am one of the best trial attorneys in the […]

Texas Man Announces He is Michelle Obama’s Son

Johnnie Gooden Jr., a 29 year old African-American man, announced that he is the recently adopted son of first lady Michelle Obama. Gooden walked into a Chase bank in Bryan, Texas and tried to access Michelle Obama’s bank account claiming she recently adopted him via Facebook. Michelle Obama Chase bank went on to inform Mr. Gooden that Michelle Obama did not have an account with them and called the authorities reporting a suspicious customer “attempting to access an account under Michelle Obama’s name.” Gooden was quickly arrested and now resides in the Brazos County Jail. According to Bryan Police Department, […]

The Ghosts In My Life

by Julia Robb Reading one of my novels will take you on a ride through a supernatural theme park. That might seem odd because neither novel is about the supernatural. Scalp Mountain is an historical novel set on the Texas frontier in 1876. Saint of the Burning Heart is about relationships between Anglos and Hispanics in 1960’s Texas (and an obsessive romance). But in Scalp, Texas Ranger Captain William Henry witnesses the angel of death, and in Saint, a character watches his dead parents fight. My characters experienced these events for one simple reason. Because supernatural events happen to me. […]

Real Heroes

By Jon Williams I’ve heard it said that Axl Rose, member of the band Guns and Roses, said that to become famous one has to only offend as large a group of people as possible. In the 1980s, his band did exactly that. Songs like “One in a Million” rose to the top of the charts, bewildering many while enchanting the poorly dressed 80s generation. Guns and Roses became icons, heroes if you will, for a certain segment of the population. At the same time, Madonna was paving her own path in popular culture by shocking and offending as many […]

Shame Shame Shame

Michael Parks, CEO Crescent Capital Finance Group 11100 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 2000 Los Angeles, CA 90025 Mr. Parks, August 18, 2013 Shame on you. Shame. Shame. Shame. As the Chairman of the Board of Directors for El Paso Electric Company, I am very sure that you are aware of the Santa Teresa to Montoya project currently underway in El Paso in which we homeowners are up in arms. We are up in arms because El Paso Electric Company, in its greed, failed to procure the proper permits and licenses; it failed to conduct the required Environmental Impact Surveys, and […]