Misinterprets verdict in San Antonio murder trial
Says in Texas "it's legal to shoot someone who's committing a ‘public nuisance’ under the cover of dark."
Heat of debate
Says less than half of 1 percent of all the Texas legislators who ever served draw "a benefit" from pensions tied to the salaries of state district judges.
Leticia Van de Putte
Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.
State official visited 12 days before explosion
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.
No Texas windfall for other states
Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."
Closer to goal yet to be reached
Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.
Compared to what?
Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."
Except for 4 bigger cities
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Contradictions aren’t hard to find
Says "the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without exception … have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates."
Counts major tax swap as more school aid
Says Texas public school funding grew three times the rate of enrollment from 2002 to 2012.
Father of country stressed threats to the nation
Says George Washington said a free people should be armed to guard against government tyranny.
In practice, five or six. But by law, three years
Says that under Texas law, it takes six years to close a failing school.
Kangaroo outweighs armadillo
Says Texas economy is about 30 percent larger than Australia’s.
Joseph "Joe" Deshotel
"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."
Up $5 trillion, not all Obama's fault
Says Barack Obama has added $16 trillion to the national debt.
Says that if Texas, California and New York all voted for Democratic presidential nominees, "it would be mathematically impossible for Republicans to elect a president."
Total varies, and it’s likely less than 40
Says most Texas schools spend 45 out of 180 school days in mandated testing.
Says an appointed board created under Obamacare "will have the ability to come between you and your doctor in determining the best treatment options for you!"
Boundary set in 1867 with “Emperor of all the Russias”
Says U.S. is giving seven Alaskan islands to Russia.
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