Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Obviously, someone has nothing better to do this afternoon.

SAN ANTONIO — A bomb threat forced evacuations at the San Antonio International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

An airport official confirmed terminal facilities were evacuated for bomb threat” that was called in by phone around 2:00 p.m. Evacuations were ordered around 2:30 p.m.

San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus said their bomb-sniffing dogs had “hits” for possible explosives on three vehicles in the lower level of the short term parking garage as indicated by the caller. He said bomb techs suited up and have checked and cleared two of the vehicles.

McManus said there were also “non-specific threats” concerning both terminals. Both terminals were evacuated, and ten VIA Metropolitan buses were sent to the airport to transport anyone who needed to evacuate. Reports indicate both terminals have since been checked. Nothing was found and the terminals have been reopened.

People who were evacuated are still out on the tarmac.

BREAKING NEWS: San Antonio airport closed after ‘very specific’ bomb threat.


Cruz wins big in GOP upset.

In an upset of national significance, Ted Cruz toppled Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate that came to embody the internal tug-of-war between the GOP establishment and the tea party.

Cruz, a former state solicitor general who has never held elected office, became a national cause célèbre for tea party activists.

He received significant support from conservative groups and leaders, including former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, who cast Dewhurst as a squishy, tax-and-spend moderate.

Dewhurst’s substantial financial resources — he put $24.5 million of his personal fortune into the race (and later reimbursed himself $5.5 million from contributions) — and support from top Texas Republicans such as Gov. Rick Perry could not overpower the grass-roots tea party enthusiasm for Cruz.

Hundreds of Cruz supporters packed a Houston hotel ballroom to cheer their candidate, whom few voters knew when he started his upstart campaign last year.

“They said I couldn’t do it. You know what? They were right. I couldn’t do it, but you could. And you did. Tonight is a victory for the grass roots,” Cruz said during his victory speech.

“This is how elections are supposed to be decided, by ‘We the People.’ ”

No one, but no one would have predicted this one a month ago.   I’m not surprised.  Texas is fed up with politics as usual.  Prezzy Hopey Changey might want to take note…Texas will go blood red in November (not pink).

White House issues embarrassing apology to Charles Krauthammer over Churchill bust gaffe.  Facts:  there are two busts,  one was returned to the Brittish (when the master decided it was imperialistic), the offer to keep it in the White House was turned down, the picture of teh won looking at the bust is an old pic of the second bust,and  this administration lies.