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Republican Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell Appears To Have Voted Twice In Same Election—Photo Of Glass House

Texas Republican State Senator Brian Birdwell from the Waco area apparently cast two votes in the 2004 Presidential election.

It is also not clear if Mr. Birdwell meets the residency requirements to serve in the Texas legislature.

Here is the story from the Texas Tribune.

From the story—

The newest member of the Texas Senate and Waco’s newest representative to that body, Granbury Republican Brian Birdwell, voted in the November 2004 presidential election twice — an apparent violation of law — making his choice between George W. Bush and John Kerry in Tarrant County in Texas and again in Prince William County, Va., according to election records in the two states.

The Tribune report also says Mr. Birdwell voted in Virginia in 2006. If this is the case, then Mr. Birdwell could not have lived in Texas long enough to be eligible to serve in the legislature. You have to live in Texas for five years to be able to serve in the legislature.

Republicans in Texas go on and on about voter fraud. They say that unless we pass a so-called Voter ID bill that we’ll overwhelmed with illegals and fraudsters casting ballots to elect Democrats.

Republicans go on about this alleged voter fraud despite the fact that hardly any cases of voter fraud can be found in Texas.

Above you see a photo of a glass house. (Photo taken by Staib. The Glass House was designed by Phillip Johnson and is located in New Canaan Connecticut.)

The Texas Republicans who live in the Glass House must have been out collecting Green Party ballot access signatures when this picture was taken.

July 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

The World Is Getting Warmer And Warmer And Warmer—It Gets Warmer Year After Year After Year

The world is getting warmer and warmer.

The National Atmospheric And Oceanic Administration has released data that shows that the world is getting warmer.

Above is a NOAA graphic illustrating the warming world.

From a NOAA summary of the report

“While year-to-year changes in temperature often reflect natural climatic variations such as El Niño/La Niña events, changes in average temperature from decade-to-decade reveal long-term trends such as global warming. Each of the last three decades has been much warmer than the decade before. At the time, the 1980s was the hottest decade on record. In the 1990s, every year was warmer than the average of the previous decade. The 2000s were warmer still. The temperature increase of one degree Fahrenheit over the past 50 years may seem small, but it has already altered our planet,” said Deke Arndt, co-editor of the report and chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. “Glaciers and sea ice are melting, heavy rainfall is intensifying and heat waves are more common. And, as the new report tells us, there is now evidence that over 90 percent of warming over the past 50 years has gone into our ocean.”..More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters.”

Here is the full NOAA report.

Many people think this is all a scam.

It is not a scam.

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