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Texas sparks international
row with election observers

The Hill [Washington DC], by Julian Pecquet

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/25/2012 5:32:38 PM

Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). “The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”(Snip) Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott further fueled the controversy on Tuesday when he sent a letter to the OSCE warning the organization that


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/25/2012 5:36:15 PM     (No. 8962042)

Note to the socialist UN observers:

You boys aren't dealing with the Obama administration when you cross the state line. These are real Americans, and they don't have a fondness for the UN. Bottom line--don't mess with Texas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 10/25/2012 5:37:04 PM     (No. 8962048)

Another "MacDonald's moment" for me this election season.

I'm lovin' it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 10/25/2012 5:37:14 PM     (No. 8962049)

Let's boot the UN and its smelly inhabitants completely off USA soil!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mws50, 10/25/2012 5:40:03 PM     (No. 8962059)

Hey OSCE... The Republic of Texas does not recognize your alleged authority to monitor our elections, nor does our State Department have any authority to allow you to monitor our elections.

IOW, Bite Me!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tylertexan, 10/25/2012 5:40:34 PM     (No. 8962063)

Texas is not some eighth century, third-world country, and we will not be treated as such.

They can play by our rules, or get to know Bubba in the county slammer for a few days. Their choice.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/25/2012 5:41:34 PM     (No. 8962066)

These people have no idea who they're dealing with, do they ? (the metrosexual UN "observers, that is)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/25/2012 5:42:10 PM     (No. 8962067)

Good! Don't mess with Texas...

Hook 'em, Horns!!!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/25/2012 5:42:31 PM     (No. 8962070)

Hook em horns !

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Daisymay, 10/25/2012 5:43:34 PM     (No. 8962077)

Since WHEN do we have an "Obligation" to invite these foreigners to observe our elections? We do NOT need them here, we have enough trouble with the Black Panthers!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: retiree, 10/25/2012 5:44:59 PM     (No. 8962082)

NO WAY do we need or want them here.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/25/2012 5:46:20 PM     (No. 8962084)

Was fortunate enough to live in Texas for 8 years while in the USAF. Truly my second home. What I recommend is they be rounded up and we have us a good old fashioned necktie party!

Girl's Hubby

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/25/2012 5:48:24 PM     (No. 8962091)

No, Julian, Texas didn't "spark" this - the OSCE did.

But if it's a fight they want, I've little doubt that Texans will be happy to oblige.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: awen, 10/25/2012 5:48:47 PM     (No. 8962094)

I love my Texas.

Gig em!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ouachita, 10/25/2012 5:49:04 PM     (No. 8962097)

I'm from Texas and I approved this message.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: dipi, 10/25/2012 5:55:05 PM     (No. 8962118)

Good for Texas. They should place these people in jail and release them after the elections.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hicokid, 10/25/2012 5:55:10 PM     (No. 8962119)

Makes me proud to be a Texan.

Gig 'em.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: texasgoatrancher, 10/25/2012 5:55:15 PM     (No. 8962120)

Dear Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Instititions and other U.N. weenies. Bring it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: submariner, 10/25/2012 5:55:21 PM     (No. 8962121)

I had no idea that I was a Texan! I am proud of Texas. I always thought that if Obama was re-elected, Texas would either secede or merely decline to implement the Socialist Agenda.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: QRP, 10/25/2012 5:56:12 PM     (No. 8962125)

Guys do you really want to mess with a Texas Ranger?
Why not go to Philly and take on some New Black Panthers.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/25/2012 5:59:04 PM     (No. 8962134)

A little confusing. The UN entity, OSCE, itself says it does not observe when and where state laws forbid such activity. And a number of US states do forbid it.

But the AG in Texas did not speak nicely. What a ruffian! (I thought it was too blunt and would trigger a big fight. And it has.)

In response the OSCE predictably switched into UN WeaselImperial Mode and now implies it can do as they wish with protection from Washington and a treaty.

In reality the UN and Washington think states have no rights whatever. We see that in hundreds of incidents each year.

DOJ will probably send agents to protect the UN people from the Texas police.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/25/2012 5:59:20 PM     (No. 8962135)

Texan by choice. Don't mess with Texas.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/25/2012 6:00:07 PM     (No. 8962138)

Why aren't other states doing the same? We are a sovereign nation and not under the authority of the EU or UN.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/25/2012 6:06:07 PM     (No. 8962160)

If they want to observe lawless activity, let them hang around Washington, DC. KEEP THEM TO HELL OUT OF TEXAS!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: athina, 10/25/2012 6:06:40 PM     (No. 8962164)

They've been monitoring elections here since 2002 ?? Who the hell is inviting them before this America-hater was in the WH?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: rochow, 10/25/2012 6:06:50 PM     (No. 8962165)

Texas, I hope many more states will follow your initiative! Get rid of zero's fellow dictators! I suppose that's what he discussed with them in private when last he blabbed at the UN other than publicly dishing his lies about Benghazi and praising the Muuuuushlim great religion~!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Namma, 10/25/2012 6:08:07 PM     (No. 8962169)

Texas is not the only state that will have observers...many other states are included...I dont live in Texas...but I believe in their motto...and will live up to it here in my state if any observers mess things up...BTW..the observers are not allowed within 100 feet of the voting booths. they can be prosecuted if they do not follow the law.
keep your cell phones charged!!!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: suziannr, 10/25/2012 6:23:10 PM     (No. 8962199)

yep Texas Greg Abbott, walks the walk and talks the talk. If you arent in Texas yet, you should be ;)

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Reply 28 - Posted by: blueline, 10/25/2012 6:23:47 PM     (No. 8962201)

A "ruffian" huh? Ever hear the oldtimers say: "plain talk makes plain understanding"? I would be grateful for an AG who speaks plainly about his state's laws.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/25/2012 6:27:38 PM     (No. 8962214)

A little info regarding Texas AG Greg Abbott, from Wikipedia:

~~At age 26, Abbott was struck by a falling oak tree that injured his back as he jogged by. He has used a wheelchair ever since.[3]~~

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/25/2012 6:30:02 PM     (No. 8962223)

Unacceptable? Who do you yehoo's think you are anyway. Cross the lines in Texas and you are going DOWN, and getting up is notoriously difficult!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: volksford, 10/25/2012 6:32:59 PM     (No. 8962233)

Srew the UN, these bastids should be be ran out of the U.S.A.. I hope the folks in Texas throws their pansy butts in jail !

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/25/2012 6:33:15 PM     (No. 8962235)

Hillary invited them without consulting anyone in Texas. Of course, she did not send them out to Crockett County to observe voters, she sent them to Shiela Jackson Lee's district. True the Vote will have poll watchers there and you can bet that they will be prepared for the UN.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/25/2012 6:40:33 PM     (No. 8962256)

Texas rocks!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/25/2012 6:47:20 PM     (No. 8962271)

As a native Texan, I say get out and stay out. We don't owe the UN or OSCE anything.

If you show up you will be invited to go back to where you came from. We don't need or want any of you in Texas. Better to get that straight before you head our way.

Go Greg Abbott.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: john56, 10/25/2012 7:00:39 PM     (No. 8962313)

Send 'em to South Texas. You know, where LBJ and his pals stuffed ballot boxes to get him into the Senate.

Still happens.

I'm guessing that's what the tinhorn dictator types want to learn -- how to steal a "fair and honest" election and snooker the liberal loons at Haaaaavaaard, Hollyweird and the media.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/25/2012 7:05:25 PM     (No. 8962324)

The late Judge Roy Bean, of Val Verde County West of the Pecos River, would have certainly known how to deal with these OSCE hoodlum clown suits..."Hang 'em first, try 'em later!"

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 10/25/2012 7:07:14 PM     (No. 8962329)

Don't mess with Texas!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/25/2012 7:31:32 PM     (No. 8962382)

Two cowpokes were taking a badly needed rest and were leaning back on the corral fence when one said the the other...

Jake, you hear that the President's rasin' taxes?

Why you! Jake shouted as he knocked Slim to the ground.

Slim lay in the dirt rubbin' his jaw and said, "Jake, what'd you hit me fer? All I said was the President's raisin' taxes."

Jake reached down and helped Slim to his feet and was apologetically dusted Slim off and said, "Pardner, I sure am sorry. I though you said he was raised in Texas."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 10/25/2012 7:32:45 PM     (No. 8962389)

Thank you to all the well-wishers from beyond our borders! Don't worry, we will TCB (take care of business).

BTW our official motto is "Friendship" not "Don't Mess With Texas" which became prominent via an anti-litter campaign but has stuck as one of our most popular sayings.

My personal favorite is "Come And Take It!" from the Gonzales flag but to each his own.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/25/2012 7:59:53 PM     (No. 8962449)

The U>N> wants to blacklist U>S> companies doing business in/with Israel. In my opinion, the U>S> should pull out of the UN. We do not need to be part of this corrupt organization.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/25/2012 8:04:42 PM     (No. 8962457)

Remember The Alamo,San Jacinto and Hidalgo.

Come and get it !

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Reply 42 - Posted by: jgute, 10/25/2012 8:12:21 PM     (No. 8962474)

No international row. Violate Texas law and get arrested. Case closed.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 10/25/2012 8:21:38 PM     (No. 8962493)

Thank you AG Abbott.

Hook 'em and thank you Lord for not letting us play the Aggies this year. Those boys are on fire!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/25/2012 8:32:38 PM     (No. 8962516)

Maybe one of the states up north can take them...

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Reply 45 - Posted by: turninggrey, 10/25/2012 8:37:02 PM     (No. 8962530)

Texas, PLEASE arrest these limp wristed Nancy boys!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/25/2012 8:40:02 PM     (No. 8962536)

No, the UN sparked an international row with Texas. Texas runs Texas and the UN is not welcome.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: sw penn, 10/25/2012 9:06:29 PM     (No. 8962608)

“The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

You get an invitation when the host desires your attendance.
Like an invitation to a birthday party.
No one is obliged to invite anyone anywhere.
If you feel you have the right to be there,
bring guns.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/25/2012 9:07:59 PM     (No. 8962612)

For the 1st time in history, a US president signed an agreement with the OSCE.... run by radical islamists. We can blame OBummer for this invasion of our sovreignty.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/25/2012 9:15:27 PM     (No. 8962636)

Also... they've not been in US elections since 2002... that's a lie. Obama signed the treaty with OSCE in 2009.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 10/25/2012 9:49:21 PM     (No. 8962708)

I suggest you contact your State Attorney General and tell them this ain't going to happen. In Red States, I suspect you'll have the support of the AG....In blue States - who cares...Let's get the word out to everyone. Especially Rush and Co.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: redraider, 10/26/2012 5:56:12 AM     (No. 8963073)

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Reply 52 - Posted by: redraider, 10/26/2012 5:58:02 AM     (No. 8963075)

God Bless Texas!

Guns Up.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: inigori, 10/26/2012 7:38:08 AM     (No. 8963245)

locked them up!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: NObama, 10/26/2012 4:51:16 PM     (No. 8965050)

I second what #14 said. These people aren't allowed to vote in our elections, so why should they be monitoring them?

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