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Virginia GOP congressman claims ISIS has invaded Texas: ‘You can’t make up what a terrible problem this is’

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Representative David Brat (R-VA) warned a Washington Times reporter that Texas is under threat from an armed insurgency. And Brat isn’t even talking about “the invasion by federal troops under the auspices of President Obama and Operation Jade Helm,” the Houston Chronicle Reports. Brat says Islamic State jihadists have a base in Texas.

During a taping of conservative media personality Rusty Humphries’ radio show, Brat told the host — beyond the Obama-imposed institution of martial law in the American southwest — he’s worried about ISIS, a Syria-based militia several tens-of-thousands of people strong. In contrast, the U.S. military has approximately 1.4 million people currently serving in active duty positions around the world. And then there are defense contractors.

“In our country it looks like we have an ISIS center in Texas now, that’s been reported last week,” Brat alleges to Humphries in audio reported by Right Wing Watch. “You can’t make up what a terrible problem this is.”

Reporters at the Houston Chronicle point out that no official body in a position to be aware of an ISIS uprising in the Lone Star State believes that such a threat exists in the first place.

The person who allegedly started the rumor that there are ISIS bases in Texas is Judicial Watch reporter, Tom Fitton. “He wouldn’t specify who the sources were, how they identified the camp as ISIS, whether they had seen the camp themselves or by what means of communication they reached out to Judicial Watch,” the Chronicle notes. “He said the camp was identified as operated by ISIS because ‘that’s how [the sources] described it to us.'”

When then-Governor of Texas Rick Perry warned of ISIS infiltration of the Texas border by way of Mexico last August, the story “stormed into international attention,” according to the Houston Chronicle.

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“Days later,” the Chronicle writes, “Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said in a Washington, D.C., speech about terrorism that ‘prayer rugs have recently been found on the Texas side of the border.'”

Spokespeople for the FBI, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and Customs and Border protection “all said they had no information to corroborate the report. Judicial Watch alleged they were lying.”

To verify authorities’ claims, reporters at the Houston Chronicle conducted an online search, but “turned up no news reports of an ISIS base inside Texas.”

David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last year in a David-and-Goliath style race in Virginia’s 7th District. After Cantor’s defeat, the New York Times noted that the outgoing Republican congressman’s campaign had spent “$168,637 at steakhouses” since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, Brat spent less than $200,000 on his entire campaign ($122,793, per NBC).

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NBC further notes that Cantor raised more than $5.4 million dollars during the race, received more than $2.1 million in donations from political action committees, and aired 1,037 broadcast TV ads in his district. No PACs gave a dime to David Brat. And how many commercials did he buy while trying to unseat Cantor? 65.

 

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The Navy accidentally nominated a convicted child sex predator to be a future department head

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On Tuesday, the Navy Times reported that Lt. j.g. Michael D. McNeil was nominated, along with several other junior service officers, as eligible to be a future department head by the Navy Personnel Command.

This would be somewhat surprising, given that McNeil is currently serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, for soliciting sex from a 12-year-old deaf girl.

The reason why McNeil was listed as under consideration is that the Navy had not yet updated his records with the "civil action report" noting his conviction, which was handed down in March. Navy records still listed him as active duty and assigned to the guided-missile destroyer Lassen when the list was drafted.

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"Google has received six requests to remove links to newspaper columns about Lynette Boggs-Perez, a recently elected Judson ISD trustee whose political career in Nevada was dogged by scandal before she moved to Texas," the San Antonio Express News reported, via Reason.

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Donald Trump's fans are obsessed with the idea that their hero is the pinnacle of manliness, here to restore the supposed greatness of American masculinity after its alleged assault at the hands of feminism and "political correctness." His fans paint semi-erotic art portraying Trump as handsome and virile, either with a couple of dozen pounds shaved off his waistline or as an over-muscular he-man. They are so sure that Trump radiates a vibrant masculinity that Trump fanboy and convicted criminal Dinesh D'Souza recently posted a picture of Trump sitting next to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the caption, "Masculinity in the twenty first century: which one is YOU?" The implicit assumption was that the orange-tinted primate, hunched over in a poorly-fitted suit was obviously more of a studly macho man than the suave young Canadian.

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