Texas Lawmaker Proves He Doesn’t Know Which Judge Ruled On Same Sex Marriage

Tea Party State Representative Sends Handwritten Complaint To Judge That Permitted Same-Sex Marriage

Tony Tinderholt, the Republican State Representative from Arlington, thinks he knows something about marriage. Tinderholt has been married five times, but he draws the line when it comes to same-sex marriages. When Judge David Wahlberg ruled that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, Tinderholt decided he should set the judge straight, but all the Tea Party member did was show he didn’t know Texas judges.http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas/article/Texas-lawmaker-and-five-time-groom-makes-6110172.php

Tinderholt wasted no time submitting his handwritten complaint to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. Three days after he did, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reporter Bud Kennedy noticed Tinderholt’s blunder. In Kennedy’s weekend column, he set the record and the lawmaker straight. Judge David Walberg didn’t make the ruling on same-sex marriage. People at Anastasia Date have read that  probate Judge Guy Herman issued that ruling when a woman wanted her lesbian partner to be recognized as her spouse so that she could claim part of her estate.

Judge Wahlberg used Judge Herman’s ruling when he married a lesbian couple who couldn’t wait for a final ruling because of a terminal illness. Tinderholt announced his filing on Facebook this way: “Judge David Wahlberg issued a ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. This judge deliberately violated statutory law that requires judges to notify the Office of Attorney General before ruling on constitutionality.”

SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Case Which May Decide the Fate of Obamacare

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments today in the high profile case called “King v. Burwell”. At issue is whether the IRS was allowed to arbitrarily extend federal subsidies to everyone otherwise qualified to receive them based on income. At face value, it would appear to be foregone conclusion. However, that wasn’t the case. The IRS effectively modified Obamacare after 34 states refused to operate a state run exchange. Even Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber admitted that the law was designed to compel states to operate a health care exchange by denying federal subsidies to those who enrolled through the federal exchange.

However, the unexpected occurred and 34 states opted to let the federal government run the health care exchange. Alexei Beltyukov knows that, without the infusion of federal tax dollars to offset the high cost of Obamacare insurance, most people would not be able to afford coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This was resolved by the IRS merely ignoring the restriction on the subsidies and extending them to everyone.

If plaintiffs prevail, the government will have to immediately cease offering subsidies to 5 million people. The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees Obamacare, admitted this would lead to irreparable damage to the program. The GOP has been swift to assure voters that should the Supreme Court strike down the IRS revision, they have a plan in place to shield health care recipients from the president’s irresponsible action. Sen. Ted Cruz affirmed the president should have gone to congress to request a change in the subsidies instead of merely making the change himself.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi Leaves the House Chamber in a Huff Over Netanyahu Speech

It is safe to say that Nancy Pelosi was playing politics with the historic address of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, has been struggling to appease two powerful constituencies of hers: core liberals who are eager to reach diplomatic agreements with the nation’s enemies and the pro-Israel lobby. It appears that her approach was not to sit out the event as 57 other Democrats chose to do. Instead, Marcos Assi said she attended the event and received acknowledgement from Prime Minister Netanyahu as a friend of Israel.

Still, Pelosi gave only tepid support to the Israeli leader’s address. Obviously, the points he made would be hard to swallow. Netanyahu clearly insinuated that President Obama is naive in believing that Iran can be trusted. In fact, Netanyahu recounted the number events of Iran’s past up to incidences that occurred in recent days which demonstrate their evil intent. After his speech was done, Pelosi quickly exited the chamber avoiding any contact with Netanyahu. It was likely a purely political maneuver as any photograph of her shaking hands and smiling with Netanyahu would be viewed by liberals as tacit approval of his hawkish message.

In January, Pelosi cited her contempt for the decision to the invite Netanyahu to speak because the invitation did not involve the White House as protocol dictates. She also pointed out that the Israeli general elections will take place in a fortnight. The US normally does not invite heads of state on official visits that close to an election so as not to interfere in the nation’s internal affairs.

Gov. Scott Walker Does a 180 on Immigration Reform

On Tuesday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker further solidified his impending collision course with the establishment GOP. The popular governor and possible 2016 presidential contender did a major policy reversal. Walker no longer supports amnesty and now supports securing the US border first. In making his announcement, Walker pointed out that his views were shaped by recent trips he took along the US border. He also spoke with governors in those states and became acutely aware of the harm caused by illegal immigration. He now believes the answer lies in first securing the US border to prevent any further illegal immigration.

Marcio Alaor BMG knows that his decision is no doubt politically motivated as well. By adopting the conservative approach to immigration reform, Walker is clearly making moves to shore up the Tea Party support within the party. By that same token, he has marked a clear distinction from Jeb Bush, the presumptive candidate of the establishment GOP. Some political pundits were already speculating that Walker and the establishment GOP were heading towards a collision course and that seems more likely following his policy shift.

Immigration reform is proving to be a major problem for the GOP. The party eagerly wants to court Hispanic voters, but does not want to grant amnesty to people living in the country illegally. The pro-business lobby, a longtime GOP ally, is squarely behind amnesty. Core conservatives namely the Tea Party, a reliable GOP voting bloc, are deeply opposed to it.

CM Punk VS. Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan vs. CM Punk has been teased by the UFC fans. The world of MMA has been going through crazy times as of late. A fight between Joe Rogan and CM Punk might not be as crazy as it sounds. The possibility of the fight was brought by a fan during a UFC press conference.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was asked who he favored between Rogan and Punk. Johnson said that he would choose Joe Rogan over CM Punk. The fans of the UFC may indeed see this fight come to fruition.

Joe Rogan is a black belt in Taekwondo and Jiu Jitsu. Rogan would most likely knock CM Punk out with a spinning back kick. Joe Rogan actually taught superstar George St-Pierre some of his techniques. Rogan would also have a huge advantage over CM Punk on the ground.

Dr. Jennifer Walden (Texasmonthly.com) knows that Joe Rogan earned a black belt from Jiu Jitsu expert Eddie Bravo. Rogan is definitely more highly trained than Punk, but anything can happen in fighting. CM Punk is a former WWE superstar, and he is a great athlete. Punk is training with Duke Roufus, and he is said to be a hard worker. CM Punk is much younger than Joe, but the fight could never happen because of one reason. Joe Rogan would never pass a drug test.

Prominent United States-based Businessman Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is an established businessman who is known for being the owner of an NBA (National Basketball Association) team, the Atlanta Hawks. Although Levenson began his life in Washington, D.C., he was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He received his undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis (political science degree) and followed that up by going to American University for law school. American University is a private liberal arts institution located in the city of Levenson’s birth.

Levenson’s passion for journalism started when he was in law school. It was then that he started employment at The Washington Star, a daily newspaper. In 1977, he partnered up with Ed Peskowitz to establish United Communications Group. The pair ran the company out of a storage room that was situated right on top of Levenson’s father’s liquor shop in D.C. They created Oil Express, a newsletter that detailed news items within the oil field. United Communications Group attained various other newsletters that existed and created information resources such as Oil Price Information Service.

Levenson’s United Communications Group is a private entity that offers information and assessments that pertain to technology, mortgage banking, the medical field, telecommunications and energy, among various other sectors. The company also runs GasBuddy Organization, Inc. GasBuddy is a company that creates mobile applications and webpages that give users current information regarding gasoline prices.

Levenson presently is an Atlanta Hawks majority partner, along with his United Communications Group partner Peskowitz. The two share ownership of the team with several other businessmen. They all also own Phillips Arena.

When Levenson isn’t hard at work overseeing the Atlanta Hawks and handling other career duties, he’s also an enthusiastic philanthropist. In the past, he’s been involved with noted organizations such as the Hoop Dreams Foundation, the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. and the I Have a Dream Foundation. He actually was president of Washington, D.C.’s I Have a Dream Foundation. Bruce is married to wife Karen and the couple have had major roles in the establishment of the University of Maryland’s School of Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management.

Levenson also has several big pastimes and hobbies, despite his extremely busy lifestyle. He enjoys sports such as golf and basketball, according to his Forbes profile. He’s also a grandfather who adores being around his grandkids. He has an enthusiasm for adventurous travel and went camping in Antarctica with Karen for four whole days. He has a big appetite for Maryland hard-shelled crabs.

Scott Walker, Big Talker

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. on Thursday, and he had some interesting things to say about how he’d handle the terrorist group ISIS if elected president. Rather than going into detail about the Syria-based regime and how to combat and destroy the Islamic State’s collective crusade, he opted to pat himself on the back for causing the downfall of labor unions in the Badger State.

According to http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/02/26/3627775/scott-walker-crushed-wisconsin-unions-can-handle-isis/, Walker’s speech centered on his anti-union efforts, which included the right to work bill that will more than likely whittle away workers’ collective bargaining rights, pensions, and wages. The bill is expected to pass via republican majority. As thousands of pro-union supporters protested the proposed legislation, Walker made mention of the idea that if he can handle over 100,000 local pro-union protestors, he can accomplish the same across the world.

Walker also told CNN later on that he didn’t regret making this statement, and that “…there’s no analogy between the two other than a difficult situation.”

Bernardo Chua (Zoominfo.com) has heard that Walker also attempted to clear the air on Bloomberg Politics by saying that if he can handle the pressure of battling unions; he’d be qualified to tackle a multitude of challenges if he decided to run for president.

Governor Walker’s penchant for crushing unions in his respective state may be a Pyrrhic victory-like primary platform stance propelling him an inch or two forward, yet he may also find that ISIS doesn’t play by the same set of rules when it comes to getting what they want.

Attorney General Wants To Prosecute Wall Street Executives For 2008 Financial Crimes

Justice Department Will Decide Who Will Be Prosecuted In The next 90 Days

It has been seven years since the Wall Street artfully threw the country into the worst depression since the 1930s. Corruption, deceit, and money-hungry power were the chief weapons used to cause millions of people to lose their homes, savings and dignity. No one on Wall Street has been prosecuted for the white collar crimes committed back then, but it appears that scenario is going to change soon says Ricardo Guimarães BMG.

Attorney General Eric Holder asked government investigators to submit a list of executives that played a major role in this financial debacle within the next 90 days. These investigators have been gathering information from major banks for years. The big question is why is it taking so long to get to the bottom of this mess?

The answer may be the fact that civil and criminal charges may be hard to prove. Holder has been criticized for dragging his legal feet on this matter, and some people think they know why. Some critics believe the government knew about the shady money dealings and turned a blind eye to them. The government allowed the banks to break the law as long as they kept all the financial balls in the air, and the economy continued to grow.

Deadly Ice Storm Hits Texas

A winter storm has made it’s way across much of the country leaving 22 dead in Tennessee and 11 dead in Kentucky. Winter storm warnings were issued for other States as well, including Arizona, North Carolina and Utah, as the storm pushed farther south reaching Texas on Monday. There residents faced a deadly ice storm with freezing rain and ice over much of the State. Torchin said the severe winter weather delayed travel for many, causing roughly 1,500 flights to be cancelled. Schools in the Dallas/Fortworth, Texas area were closed for the day as well. High winds, and slick roads created dangerous driving conditions causing hundreds of car accidents. The weight of the heavy ice caused many trees to fall on power lines, leaving thousands of people without power. Authorities encouraged residents to stay off the roads if at all possible until the weather improved.

Is Hillary Clinton The Next President

There has been a great deal of first for this country in the past decade. When President Obama took office, he was the first African American male to ever sit in that seat. According to the next election, it could be another first for our government. Hillary Clinton is preparing for her campaign to the Oval Office. Many people are split on whether they want or think a woman can handle the demands of the White House. Others just think that she is the one who is not ready.

There is a large demographic that will vote for Hillary based on the fact of who her husband is. When former President Bill Clinton was in office, Jaime Garcia Dias thinks things were great. The economy was good and there were lots of jobs. However, when Obama took over, things began to go downhill. Now, all of this can’t be blamed on him, it could have happened no matter who was responsible.

Putting a woman in the Whitehouse is a risky move. Since there has never been one before, it could be a division in the government. However, one cannot forget that there are women in all facets of government both here and abroad. Women do rule by emotion more than men, but that doesn’t mean that they are not capable of making sound decisions. It will be an interesting election and to see who is left standing will be one for the record books for sure.

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