6.28.2006

You Wanted A Picture Of The Sheriff . . .

. . . we got a picture of the Sheriff. (From this week's front page of the Messenger on a story regarding the banning of the use of fireworks.)

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes I would!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why does he care about firecrackers!?

Anonymous said...

Because a fire can burn a house down and cause a family to lose everything. It's just not worth the risk considering the current conditions....

Anonymous said...

He is also concerned that all the white trash will spend all the profit from the Meth labs. He dose not want to propitiate the crime.

Anonymous said...

A new low for the LLFTLODQ blog. Pimping sheriff pictures.

Anonymous said...

Never smoke in this postion! What a disaster it could be!

Anonymous said...

Firecrackers scare cats and makes their tails look funny.

Anonymous said...

Maybe one of those firecrackers will go off and he will not be smiling any longer

Anonymous said...

Very funny anon 2:13!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

You can really tell from the daytime postings on this blog when school is out for the summer.

mzchief said...

BARRY, you have NO SHAME!*GiGGLeS*

I am surprised we have yet to see a post about Sheriff Walker being so hot it's unsafe for him to sit among fireworks.

Anonymous said...

what WOULDN'T i do for sheriff walker.

Anonymous said...

He's not old enough to be sheriff. Didn't somebody check his driver's license before letting him on the ballot?

Anonymous said...

What a stupid picture. It looks like an ad to sell fireworks. And..... he is NOT that good looking.

Kingfish said...

He damn sure aint no Buford T. Justice! He kinda looks like Junior.

Anonymous said...

3:52, obviously you have not seen him in person.

Mary Mack said...

4:20- You're right. He's very cute in person.

Anonymous said...

David Walker has all the fun,he's got firecrackers and girls like him.

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Anonymous said...

Sheriff looks like he has a dip of snuff in his jaw.

Unimpressive photo.

comment4U said...

Not the best photo, but he's definitely a looker! MZ...good one...LOL!

Anonymous said...

can I have his phone number?

Anonymous said...

This should be about the fireworks issue!!!
#1 - Do we not remember what happened last year, when the weather had been so dry and many Wise County dwellers lost their homes due to ignorant acts of other people!!!

#2 - They have BANNED fireworks due to the dry conditions, obey the laws!

#3 - Fireworks are a real threat to our county and should NOT be used at this time.

Anonymous said...

Try 911, if a woman answers, hang up.

Anonymous said...

oohh...that just might work!

Anonymous said...

Ok Barry this photo SUCKS!!!! Call Joe Duty, he must have a billion of Walker. By the way, have a happy 4th of July. I bet Walker will be at the lake, maybe, just maybe some of us that go to the lake as well can catch a photo!

Anonymous said...

I am tired of this blog shit on WALKER. I am going to see him tomorrow and ask nicely for a photo. May have to beg!

Anonymous said...

I must agree with 6:32. Last year should have set an example. Our Commissioners "caved" to public pressure, by allowing the sale of fireworks. If there's a ban against use, then they should have taken responsibility and banned sales! Whose going to buy fireworks and not use them? That's just common sense. As I write this, I can hear them in the distance. Let the fires begin!

With this decision, the commissioners actions made a statement to citizens what their value really is. They made the jobs of law enforcement tougher, and our firemen, citizens and property were all placed at risk.

If each offender were arrested,(which won't happen), a strong statement could be made, but the whole situation could have been avoided entirely, had the commissioners simple grown some huevos!

Speaking of which, I've seen Walker in gym shorts and you aren't missing much! And all that nose hair, EEeeuuuuhhhhwwww! He's but a mere child in many ways and only in his position by riding on Ryan and Whitehead's coat tails. Much ado about nothing...

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:32 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself, on both topics!! Of course, I don't know about the nose hair...

Anonymous said...

Get your facts straight people. Wise County broke the law by banning ALL fireworks. We have drought potential but Wise County is only at LOW/MODERATE risk. Educate yourselves before you speak. Our public officials should abide by the law or step down, whether it be about fireworks or traffic tickets.

I'm sick of the stories about how damaging fireworks are. It's idiots that thrown them out into a dry unkept field that starts the fires. But check your county records...your county judge states only one fire was started last year from careless fireworks.

Ooops. Could that possibly be true??? But then again, we were at HIGH/EXTREME risk last year and they couldn't legally ban fireworks without the GOVERNOR declaring the disaster area. Hey, if we are in a disaster area, where's my financial relief from these crooked bastards?
Could it be that there isn't any since the governor hasn't declared a disaster area? NAH!!

Anonymous said...

YOu would think people in Wise County could stay with the facts and not get side tracked so easily. Grow up!

Anonymous said...

Your commissioners grow huevos???

They must have some pretty big ones to totally ignore a letter from Governor Perry's office telling all that they can't legally ban fireworks....not without Perry issuing a disaster declaration....which he DIDN'T.

Yea, they got some big ones....too bad they don't have the brains to go with them!! I hope the county gets their britches sued off of them for believing they have the authority to bypass state law!! I know I couldn't get away with it. Neither should they!!

Anonymous said...

If everyone is so set on having fireworks, maybe they should think about giving all of the fire departments a donation. That would help cover all of the supplies needed to fight the grass fires started by them. I am not anti fireworks, but people need to understand the risk. How would you like to be responsible for burning down the house next door??

Anonymous said...

Ok, how about the 2% that every stand owner pays to the state to go towards rural fire departments?

I think they do pay their portion. The state requires it when you receive your retail fireworks permit and the comptroller expects the same when you register for your State Sales Tax.

No one wants a fire. All precautions should be taken. If they believe that we are at such rish, they should have banned outdoor grilling and welding!! But they didn't!! I live in America. I want my rights. I should have the right for my kids to pop a champagne party popper but the commissioners say they can't!! How ridiculous is that?

And again...check for yourselves. Go to the Texas Forest Service web site. We ARE NOT at high risk. The commissioners and Judge Chase didn't want fireworks and they they have lied and exagerated to feed the fuel to the citizens of Wise County so they will be terrified of the fire danger. WHy didn't they ban the sales of fireworks? Because it's ILLEGAL!!

Anonymous said...

Local Government Code 352.051 and Local Government code 352.081 and government authority for governor or county judge to declare a disaster area are the laws regarding regulation of fireworks.

Wise County rural heritage and tradidion was not honored by the Commissioner Court and County Judge. Section 352.051 allows the court to declare safe areas in the county in unincorporated areas for the use of fireworks and certain fireworks could be limited. This would allow kids to pop firecrackers or use fireworks in a more contained area on private property.

Of course, many people don't celebrate the 4th with fireworks and see the use of fireworks as a public safety issue.

However, over the many generations of celebrating the fourth, most people are responsible and don't burn down anyones house!

If the County Fire Marshall is so concerned about the possiblity of fires, perhaps he can talk to the Commissioners about mowing all the tall grass along side the county roads....or maybe ban smoking in cars!!!!

Bet you get some knee jerk reaction from that!!!!

Anonymous said...

10:56 Go drive around and see what color the grass is...since we recently had rain, the color is green!

Also, we do give donations to our fire departments and volunteer to put out the fires.

Their is a governmental agency that keeps up with drought conditions. Duh???

It comes down to using common sense. Public safety issues can be mean a lot of things, but where do private property rights come into play here.

My grandchildren will be here this weekend. They pop firecrackers, smoke bombs, sparklers in a safe, supervised celebration of the 4th of July. It is a 4th generation tradidion of celebrating the 4th. Just like eating home made ice cream, watermelon and fried chicken!

There are time in drought when NO fires should be allowed outdoors. Everyone understands how dangerous it is. Let the Forest Service determine the danger for fires and allow as much freedom as possible to the people.

Anonymous said...

Here is some "facts" for you:

In an editorial written by Skip Nichols in today's Messenger: "Our county judge and fire marshal, after talks with the attorney general’s office, Texas Association of Counties and county Attorney Greg Lowery, say the county can declare its own emergency and douse the sparklers, firecrackers and bottle rockets. They also point out that other counties have even stepped out to BAN THE SALE. Fire Marshal Paul Cunningham has argued that the safety of all residents outweighs the financial impact on the fireworks stand owners. It’s his opinion that even a small firecracker could cause a fire that could then endanger homes and lives."

From an article covering the commissioners meeting, "This year’s rainfall total is slightly more than 13 inches – well below the average rainfall of 18 inches for the first six months of the year. Last year the official rainfall for the county was only 15 inches. The yearly average for Wise County is just less than 39 inches. Ross, who represents Precinct 4 in the west part of the county, said that the drought index was not high enough to justify an outdoor burn ban or a fireworks ban. Fire Marshal Paul Cunningham disagreed, noting that the humidity is expected to remain very low.“Even if it rains, is it going to green up our vegetation?” Cunningham asked. He answered the question himself: “No.”

Whose more qualified to make a determination? The Fire Marshal or a Commissioner who doesn't want to upset the voters?

Every time someone doesn't get their way, they threaten to file a law suit! Well, here is another one for you. If my property catches on fire from Fireworks, I think I'll file suit against the county and it's commissioners!

Anonymous said...

I think if I were you and your were posting on this site, I would use spell check and grammer check!

Anonymous said...

8:20 a.m. Skip Nichols article is correct. The Commissioners Court and County Judge can declare a disaster and keep my grandkids from popping firecrackers if they follow the three laws governing the restriction of fireworks. Did the County Judge use his power to declare a disaster area for Wise County? I don’t remember reading he took that action granted him under Chapter 418. Did the Commissioners Court and County Judge rule under Section 352.051 or did they rule under 352.081?

So Paul Cunningham made his ruling to take away even one firecracker popped in a safe place under supervision is his duty to protect the public! Wow. I think the “hand writing is on the wall” for traditional celebrations for Wise County folks as long as this guy keeps his appointment as Fire Marshall!

It is NOT about the business of selling fireworks. It is about using some common sense. Let the Forest Service determine the fire hazard. The commissioners’ court could, under Sec. 352.051, declare safe zones due to recent rains. Do we have to wait until we have an “average” rain cycle to enjoy traditions celebration of the 4th of July or do we need a 100- year flood to let a firecracker be popped!

Anonymous said...

Gee, you can't tell by any of these bloga who owns a fireworks stand, huh? sheesh!

It's amazing to me that we have two sides to this story and both sides say they are within the law and the other is completely wrong!

I wish there was a compromise that could be reched. It seems that there should be some area, some open area of property, that could be rented by the fireworks users to celebrate the way they want to. They could pay a small fee to have someone watching voer the area with a firetruck, water hose, etc.

Is this just completely out of the realm of possibility? Somebody needs to ask the commissiooners if this could be done.

Anonymous said...

oops, sorry for the typos... lol

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:40 a.m.- Mighty big of you telling someone to use spell check and grammar check when YOU spelled grammar wrong!

Anonymous said...

It is not the responsible people they are worried about. It is all of the idiots that wouldn't take the precautions necessary to use fireworks properly under these conditions. It is the idiots that ruin it for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I still want the sheriff's phone number. I wouldnt mind a date with that!

Anonymous said...

We the people of Wise County should be very proud that our sheriff is showing off that he can catch BIG BAD criminals who shoot fireworks. What a joke. Can anyone say "Barney Fife".

mzchief said...

Maybe it's just me but I don't think Barney Fife was nearly as cute as is Sheriff Walker.

Anonymous said...

Barney Fife my ass, the Sheriff is HOT! I think that his Deputy Chris Peek from Rhome is the one that caught the fireworks caper(s). Now he is what you would think of as Barney Fife. Peek is skinny and very goofy!

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand what all the fuss is about with the fireworks...isn't it better to be safe than sorry? Seems to me that some are implying that the money to be made from the sell of these fireworks is more important than the potential loss of someone's property and, heaven forbid, maybe even someone's life! I just don't get it...

Anonymous said...

I am just wondering Deputy Chris Peek of Rhome had his creditials current when he arrested those BIG BAD Firework bandits.

Anonymous said...

Conspirecy, I knew it. Everybody's in on it, exept me, can someone tell me how to join.

Anonymous said...

You small minded jackals need to lay off of Deputy Peek. Barney Fife, thats a good one you unoriginal clowns. Think up something that has not been pounded into the ground. Besides, I work with the guy and he does a hell of a job. Grow a set and tell "Barney" what you think. By the way, I bet he appreciates you telling everyone in the county where he lives. I wish I knew your phone numbers. I'd have Sally Struthers ass or some telemarketers calling you at inopportune times. He didnt arrest anyone for the fireworks either.