I guess you can explain the huge Democrat turnout over Republicans in the GOP strongholds of Denton, Tarrant and Collin counties because of the contested Hillary v. Barack race. But in all of those conservative counties, the local races are all decided in the Republican primary which would be of equal incentive for Republicans to turn out. That's what's happening in Wise County, for example, where there is more early voting from Republicans than Democrats.
"What you are choosing to do when you consume these dead-end drugs, particularly marijuana, is you're choosing to buy the guns that kill people not just along the border, but throughout Mexico, guns that kill law enforcement authorities, civilians and threaten fundamental Mexican institutions," Mr. Walters added. "It seems not too much to ask these consumers who are making these people powerful, 'Is that something you're OK with?' "Hey, hoss, are you "OK" with backing a stupid U.S. policy that makes marijuana use illegal thereby causing $8.6 billion (your number) to go to "ruthless Mexican kingpins" (your words)?
The Star Telegram is on it.
Edit: I can't wait to find out how much King has spent on those WBAP ads because I hear them a krillion times a day. But one (two?) sentences in it has me confused. It says either:
(1) "A former police officer, he's stood up against illegal immigration."
(2) "A former police officer. He's stood up against illegal immigration."
Did he fight illegal immigration as a cop? Or as a state rep?
Facts: It was sex with a kid 17 or under on three separate occasions.
Seduction Method: Used poems (????) and bought him a cell phone.
Her age: 38
Verdict: Oh, my. I knew I had a breaking point and it is time to draw the proverbial line. We need to send a message to all teachers our there (other than those in their 20s who are remotely hot as well as select 30 year olds) that we will not tolerate the abuse of our male children (even though it causes said children to run out and buy a smoking jacket and cool sunglasses.) So.........We, the jury of me, sentence you to 30 days in the hoosegow. No probation. Trustee status granted. Credit three days for one.
"They've been overparented, overindulged and overprotected," she says. "They haven't experienced that much failure, frustration, pain. We were so obsessed with protecting and promoting their self-esteem that they crumble like cookies when they discover the world doesn't revolve around them. They get into the real world and they're shocked."Full article here. That's an interesting concept. All those kids that were given four foot trophies just for showing up to play organized soccer are now becoming adults. How will they cope?
I just got an email telling me to send my electric bill to Phil King. I don't know what I think about this. Yeah, it's kinda cheesy and I'm not going to do it, but it did get my attention.
But I also noticed that Tison is spending $12,000 on a political consultant (excerpt above from campaign finance filings found online). I presume it's the consultant's idea.
Edit: An emailer says that KXAS (Channel 5 News) will do an "expose" on King today at 4, 5, and 6:00 p.m.
Edit: Well, the U.S. did film it (albeit with a Sony Handycam from Walmart) but I don't know why this video didn't make it to the morning news shows.
Edit: Ok, call me a nut. But I could have led off with Obama being the Anti-Christ.
Basic facts: She's 32, a teacher, and had sex with a student on his 18th birthday off campus.
The Verdict: Puullheeeeze. Can I sign the "not guilty" form without having to leave the jury box? And this happened in Arkansas! How could this possibly be illegal in Arkansas? (And the fact that she looks exactly like a friend of mine has nothing to do with the verdict.)
Edit: Better pic.
That's some sorriness. Vote against Charles Stafford. He hates freedom.
(And, so that no one gets mad at me, the other county attorney candidates are Marilyn Belew and James Stainton.)
Edir: At 3:39 p.m., a loyally reader advises that he has moved the obstructing sign. Power to the people.
Edit: Ok, stop with the comments for the race for County Attorney on other posts. I posted one for James, posted one for Thomas, and I'm sure I'm about to get one for Marilyn. That's it. Stop it. And I'm not posting any negative comments because I have to work with these guys. It's a double standard that moral code allows.
- Did anyone hear me scream last night as Baylor was ahead of Oklahoma by three points with only seven seconds left, only to watch (1) OU make a three point shot AND GET FOULED and make the free throw to go up by one, and (2) Have Baylor get fouled with ONE second left, shooting two (one to tie, two to win), and miss BOTH OF THEM (photo above)? 92-91. Kill me.
Edit Watch the two missed field goals (and celebrate my pain) here on youtube.
- And, the NBA is going to play an outdoor game in October
A Dallas cop is under investigation for improperly using deadly force. Here's the story from today's DMN.
The rest is here.
On the night of Sept. 22, Cpl. Dominguez was working with other vice officers investigating complaints of prostitution around Ferguson Road and Woodmeadow Parkway in Far East Dallas. About 9:15 p.m., several men flagged down the undercover officer at a Texaco gas station. One asked, "What you lookin' for?" according to a police report. Cpl. Dominguez said he was looking for a girl to date. The man replied that he knew some girls. He led Cpl. Dominguez to the 11400 block of Woodmeadow Parkway where the man tried to call a girl with Cpl. Dominguez's phone, police said.
The man then told Cpl. Dominguez that "they needed to go to a different location down the street," a police report said.
Cpl. Dominguez drove the man into a dark, deserted back parking lot of an apartment complex in the same area. The man exited Cpl. Dominguez's truck and walked in front of it as he talked on Cpl. Dominguez's cellphone.
Another man "suddenly opened the passenger door, reached across the seat, turned off the ignition and removed the keys," a police report said.
It's just so stupid for cops to be put in that position to fight prostitution (which, even under our Draconian Penal Code, is only a Class B misdemeanor - right above a traffic ticket.)
The U.S. shooting down one of our crippled spy satellites, which may happen as early as today, is simply cool.
But our government tells us they are doing it because it fears the toxic fuel that it is carrying could harm the public.
Yeah. Right. It's a spy satellite.
Meet then 23 year old and married Allenna Williams Ward who used to be a middle school teacher. She's was accused of "having sexual encounters with five teenage boys. Authorities said [she] met 14- and 15-year-old boys at the school where she taught as well as at a motel, a park and behind a restaurant." (Actually, she's now convicted of said offense.)
Blog Punishment Phase:
Sheesh, Allenna, this is the most liberal blog jury you're ever going to find and you've got me in a real bind here. Five boys? Five? And even "behind a restaurant?" This is the type of stuff that you'd read about in Penthouse Forum if I had ever seen a copy of Penthouse Forum. In most places you'd be sentenced to the pen quicker than Tom Robinson in Maycomb, Alabama*.
But I'm torn. First, you're kinda cute which is almost automatically a probated sentence. Secondly, you probably have some sex addiction which means this really wasn't your fault. I need to know a little bit about your mom and dad before I could pass judgment. But since I don't know that, I'm deadlocked with myself. I'm sending a note to the judge as we speak. Mistrial.
* Lee, Harper, To Kill A Mockingbird (HarperCollins 1960)
(Thanks emailer Kevin.)
Rep. Phil King is running a ton of ads on WBAP with one of the taglines being, "Phil King is passionate about public education."
Uh, so passionate that he home schools his kids.
The Dallas DA sure did hype the discovery of the meaningless JFK Assassination documents yesterday. Not sure a press conference was necessary. Not sure he needed to act like he had found the magic bullet.
Note to dad who I saw on The Today Show this morning; If your family is going to appear on national TV for the only time in your life, you might want to ditch the cap and college shirt.
(OK, and I wanted to post this pic of Jason Kidd.)
(And, on an unrelated note, if you like crowd photos, Where's Waldo, and have a weird sense of humor, you'll love this.)
Monday, 2/18 A large tenant has received a bomb threat — they are evacuating. Police are involved. If you choose to evacuate, Use elevators to evacuate and gather in AMC parking lot. The bomb will go off at 10:00 according to caller.If you choose? (Source.)
I think I'm getting hooked on modern day books on tape. Since Christmas, I've "read"
Into Thin Air - Great.
Into The Wild - Very good but I'm beginning to agree with those that said this guy was made into a hero when he really wasn't really heroic at all.
Invisible Monsters - From the guy that wrote Fight Club. A really weird book that solidifies my inclination to stick with non-fiction
Her Last Death - Written by an adult daughter about her very wheels off (and still living) mother. I'm not really sure why I should care.
And, to show how well-rounded I am, I'm currently reading State of Emergency by Pat Buchanan. It's a call to arms about illegal immigration. One of the first passages suggested that in the next 50 years the Southwest United States will really be just part of Mexico for all practical purposes. I'm paraphrasing, "The Mexicans will take back the land they had lost through war by the only way they can: by illegal immigration and a change of our very culture."
Edit: On a very unrelated note, I saw on The Today Show that Lindsay Lohan has recreated a semi-nude photo-shoot of Marilyn Monroe in New York magazine. And even though pics have already leaked onto the Internet, my Liberally Lean Manual of Good Taste indicates that I can't link to them. Than manual has some very weird standards.