Matthew McConaughey Signals at Running for Texas Governor

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In a recent interview, Academy Award winner Mathew McConaughey said he would consider running for Governor of Texas. The actor discussed other entertainers that have made the transition to politics, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Jesse Ventura and even President Donald Trump.

Texas Governor McConaughey?

Mathew McConaughey is making his rounds on the podcast circuit to promote his new memoir, “Greenlight.” In a recent interview on the Hugh Hewitt show he was asked if he would consider running for Governor in his home state of Texas.

He replied, “I wouldn’t be opposed to that. But ultimately it would be up to the people.” McConaughey was born and raised in The Lone Star State. He currently resides in Austin with his family.

“Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now,” McConaughey said during the podcast. “When politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested. You know, I still question how much you can really get done in politics, and I don’t know if politics is my avenue to get what maybe I am best equipped to get done.”

McConaughey has stayed active in his community over the years. He’s been a guest professor at the University of Texas in Austin since 2015 where he teaches a film class.

During the COVID-19 panic earlier this year, the famous actor hit the road with his wife to donate and deliver more than 100,000 masks to rural Texas hospitals. The next governor’s race is in 2022 and current Governor Greg Abbott is up for re-election.

Film star turned politician

McConaughey noted that the political arena has been incredibly divisive lately and he’d like to see things cool down a bit before he gets involved.

“I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people,” he said. “This country’s got to stabilize first before we start to say, ‘OK, here’s how we’re marching out of this together forward.’”

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ALERT: They Caught One of the Main Culprits…Charged With Over 100 Counts of Election Fraud

They Caught One of the Main Culprits...Charged With Over 100 Counts of Election Fraud

In Austin, Texas, a social worker has been charged with multiple counts of election fraud.

Kelly Reagan Brunner, a social worker at the Mexia State Supported Living Center, was charged with 134 counts of election fraud by the Texas Attorney General’s Office Election Fraud Unit.

If convicted, Brunner could receive a sentence of up to ten years in prison.

Brunner, whose job involves assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, allegedly submitted voter registration applications for 67 residents without their knowledge, signature, or consent. Brunner claimed that she was acting as an agent for these residents.

According to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, none of the residents that Brunner submitted voter registration forms for had the ability or capacity to consent. Many of them had been declared mentally incapacitated by the court, which made them ineligible to vote in Texas.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said:

“I strongly commend the Limestone County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, and Elections Office, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General for their outstanding work on this case and their commitment to ensuring a free and fair Presidential election in the face of unprecedented voter fraud.

“Registering citizens to vote or to obtain mail in ballots without their consent is illegal. It is particularly offensive when individuals purport to be champions for disability rights, when in reality they are abusing our most vulnerable citizens in order to gain access to their ballots and amplify their own political voice.

My office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this insidious form of fraud.”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, made a statement about the fraud on Twitter. “Election fraud is real. In Texas, we investigate and prosecute it. Today a Limestone County social worker was charged with 134 felony counts involving election fraud. All states must take election fraud seriously to ensure confidence in elections,” Abbott tweeted.

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Police: Biden Staffer ‘At Fault’ For Fender Bender With Texas Trump Caravan

San Marcos Police determined that a Friday afternoon road altercation involving a group of Trump supporters and the Joe Biden presidential campaign appears to be a Biden staffer’s fault.

The incident occurred after vehicles displaying “Trump 2020” and other Trump-Pence paraphernalia surrounded the Biden-Harris campaign bus between San Antonio and Austin, Texas on Friday. While corporate media and Democrats attempted to construe the event as an “ambush,” claiming that the Trump supporters wanted to attack the Biden caravan, local police concluded differently.

Travis County Democratic Party Chair Katie Naranjo and numerous other Democrats accused the Trump supporters of intimidating Biden supporters and even attacking their cars.

“They ran into a person’s car, yelling curse words and threats. Don’t let bullies win, vote,” Naranjo wrote.

The San Marcos Police Department, however, say the white SUV that appears to have started the fender-bender belonged to a Biden-Harris campaign staffer.

“The at-fault vehicle may be the white SUV and the victim appears to be the black truck,” a statement from SMPD reads.

“Calls to the driver of the white SUV have gone unanswered and SMPD has not been contacted by the driver of the black truck. Since SMPD has not spoken to either driver at this time, additional investigation would be required to fully ascertain who was at fault,” the statement continued.

The skirmish, which is currently under FBI investigation, occurred shortly after the Biden-Harris campaign bus started its journey through Texas on one of the state’s busiest highways, I-35. While the bus was scheduled to visit multiple locations to campaign for the Democratic presidential nominee and other Democrats around the state, many of the events were canceled, citing safety and aggression concerns after the campaign could not acquire police escorts.

“Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” Texas Biden spokesman Tariq Thowfeek said in a statement.

“To the Texans who disrupted our events: We’ll see you on November 3rd,” he added.

“This aggressive, abusive conduct by his supporters results from Trump continuing to incite acts of intimidation and violence,” said U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett also concluded in a statement. “As Republican lawyers use Republican-dominated courts to diminish voting, this is only another, more outrageous form of voter suppression. Those who fear their party is about to lose Texas resort to such desperate tactics. We have to stand up to these bullies just as we seek to protect the right of every last Texan to vote out the Bully-in-Chief.”

President Donald Trump, however, denounced the widespread accusations, saying that his supporters “did nothing wrong.”

Trump had also posted in support of the impromptu caravan, writing “I LOVE TEXAS!”

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Billboards Go Viral, Warn ‘Enter at Your Own Risk

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Travelers entering the city of Austin, Texas, on interstate highway I-35 are now being greeted with a stark warning, a matched pair of billboards boldly proclaiming, “Enter at Your Own Risk!” They might as well say, “Welcome to Thunder Dome.” The Austin Police department has been defunded, which means anarchy rules.

Police paid for the billboards

The Texas Municipal Police Association paid for two matching billboards. Both are along the main artery of I-35, one facing north and its companion south. “Austin Police Defunded, Enter At Your Own Risk!” This is not a joke or a publicity stunt.

Kevin Lawrence, the Executive Director for the association which sponsored the billboards, insists that “the safety of Austin citizens and visitors has never been more at risk from dangerous policies propagated by their own locally elected officials.” While the cops are furious with city leaders, the outrage stops at the Austin city limits. “We applaud Governor Abbott’s consideration of a legislative proposal that would put the control of the Austin Police Department under state authority.”

Just last week, Governor Greg Abbot suggested that he “would consider putting APD under control of the Texas Department of Public Safety. That move came right after the left-leaning Austin City Council “voted to cut $20 million from the department’s budget immediately.” The Governor pointed out that it isn’t fair and “called upon Texas to pledge not to defund police departments” but there isn’t a whole lot he can do. For now, they’ve resorted to billboards urging traveler’s to keep moving to a safer location before stopping for gas, food, or lodging.

Chief followed out the door by whole command staff

There aren’t any similar billboards in Rochester, New York, but there should be. On Tuesday, Police Chief La’Ron Singletary handed in his badge and walked out the door, leaving Mayor Lovely Warren wondering who would stop the night’s scheduled protests from turning into burning and looting. The second in command quit too. So did five others right on down the line. Welcome to anarchy, they called over their shoulders on the way out.

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In Dallas, Police Chief Renee Hall quit, effective at the end of the year. She isn’t upset over funding cuts, she’s mad because her liberal policies didn’t work. Dallas won’t need any warning billboards because this means a shift back to allowing law enforcement to occur again. She followed the liberal party line and instituted reforms like changes on “who could authorize the use of tear gas and how to train for incidents involving mass arrests.” She threw out all the commanders who cracked down on crime to “transform the department to reflect 21st century policing by streamlining the department’s organizational structure to improve efficient work-flow between units, and strengthen effective policy processes.” The police abandoned the city in droves. Chief Hall can’t even staff enough patrol cruisers.

Patriotic Americans don’t need billboards to see that they’ve entered the Twilight Zone when they visit liberal cities. Conservatives are smart enough not to drink the liberal electric Kool-Aid. While it’s true that police have no right to break heads during a peaceful protest, as soon as someone throws a rock or breaks a window, “law enforcement is compelled to keep order.” If the police won’t enforce the law, episodes like what happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have shown that Americans can and will take the law into their own hands if they’re forced to do it.

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Austin City Council Defunds Police, 911 Services While Upping Taxpayer Funds For Abortion

Austin’s all-Democrat city council voted Thursday to slash police funding by $150 million, more than a third of the department’s $434 million budget, while redirecting $100,000 of that amount to abortion access.

The decision cuts functions such as the 911 call center, community partnerships, victims’ services, and traffic enforcement, as well as cadet classes and officers’ overtime pay. Some of the cuts include, according to local outlet KVUE:

911 Call Center – $17.7 million
Forensic Sciences – $12.7 million
Support Services – $14.1 million
Community Partnerships – $2.5 million
Victims Services – $3.1 million
Internal Affairs – $4.5 million
Special Investigations – $1.8 million
Special Events – $4.4 million
Mounted Patrol – $2.1 million
Traffic Enforcement – $18.4 million
Austin Regional Intelligence Center – $2 million
Park Police – $5.8 million
Lake Patrol – $1.4 million
Organized Crime/K-9 – $1.2 million
Nuisance Abatement – $312,000
Canceling 3 Cadet Classes – $2.2 million this year
Officer Overtime – $2.8 million
License Plate Readers – $133,000

An amendment proposed by Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza directed $100,000 of the funding to increasing access to abortions, according to the “Immediate Community Investments and Reimagining Plan.” Although state law prohibits government funding for abortion, the City of Austin gets around those restrictions by funding “abortion access,” including travel, lodging, and child-care expenses for women seeking abortions.

“Austin has reaffirmed their commitment to killing preborn children with taxpayer dollars,” said Kimberlyn Schwartz of Texas Right To Life in a press release.

The decision to cut the police department’s funding by more than one-third came after City Manager Spencer Cronk was criticized for his original proposal, which would have cut the department by $11 million. Instead, the council’s final budget cut police funding by more than ten times that.

“We remain concerned about the reductions in police positions when crime is increasing and response times are slower,” the Greater Austin Crime Commission said in a statement. Violent crimes, including homicides, aggravated assaults, and arson, rose in Austin in March and April.

Melanie Rodriguez, president of the Austin Police Women’s Association, criticized the city council for still benefitting from its security detail. “If the mayor and council need special protection they can hire it themselves,” she said.

Others, like Chas Moore of the Austin Justice Coalition, lauded the decision and suggested that more changes like it would follow. “We are just getting started,” he insisted.