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Random Friday Morning Thoughts

  • The first time Ag Commish Sid Miller has not sounded like and idiot. And it involves The Wall!: 

  • I learned a lot last night from a guy who actually legally hires Mexicans trying to come to the U.S. It was fascinating how it worked, what he had to go through, and the cost involved. You guys know about H2B workers? I didn't. 
  • "I think we'll have another vacancy this summer." - Ted Cruz yesterday at CPAC about the Supreme Court. (He might actually be the Zodiac killer.
  • Decatur's power went completely out for a time this morning. In this day and time, everyone just stops down because no one can work. (A terror attack on the U.S.'s electrical grid would be devastating.) 
  • A woman who received a large settlement from Tarrant County in 2012 over allegations of sexual harassment against former DA Joe Shannon had died in Parker County. Age 48. Cause unknown. 
  • Dr. Robert Jeffres of FBC of Dallas, on the other hand, is working to make appearances on Fox News: 
  • Lone Star Law on Animal Planet featuring Texas Game Wardens is very entertaining. Overall, I (amazingly) have no complaints about what I've seen. There's not really a detailed understanding by them of the Fourth Amendment but most have the attitude of giving someone "the benefit of the doubt". (Which, now that I think about it, is probably the best interpretation of the Fourth Amendment for cops if they don't want their cases thrown out.) But one guy in Hunt County did bother me: "If I see a car parked off the side of  a country road, I'm going to detain them and investigate." (And he has no idea how that statement will come back to haunt him.)
  • I had the worst criminal law teacher ever at Baylor Law School. Why? Because he had never handled a criminal case a day in his life. If I taught it, I'd spend a day teaching about a certain aspect of search and seizure and then on the next day play an episode of Cops, Lone Star Law, or the like. I'd hit the pause button from time to time and ask: Anyone see anything that stood out about what just happened? 
  • Watch this story. White House Chief of Staff Priebus leaned on the FBI to kill these Trump/Russia connection rumors while the FBI is investigating that possible connection. That's mind blowing.  It's either corruption or stupidity. The White House doesn't tell the FBI what to do. Has no one in the White House ever read about how Watergate went down and what happens when you try to interfere with an investigation? It does not go well. 
  • The DA dodged a bullet. (She was cleared by another DA without the case going to a grand jury.)

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    SpanishWarDonkey said...

    Building roads for a living, most larger contractors, and all immigrant-owned ones generally employ H2B workers. They're usually here for 6-9 months, depending on what they requested, then file new paperwork when they get back to Mexico where they work the fields, do other carpentry, etc., while waiting for the new visa to be executed. They're paid much better here, usually starting around $12/hour for a laborer and up to $20/hour for an experienced concrete finisher. They work quite a bit of overtime, pay into SS that they'll never see, pay taxes they only see the benefits of for 6-9 out of a 15 month period, and generally keep their noses clean, because they're only off work one day a week (Sunday) and use that to take care of personal stuff. This idea that every Central American here is a leech on society is a crock of shit, and they, as a whole, absolutely contribute more than they take in terms of tax dollars.

    All they are are people that want a good life for their families (the same as every other human, BTW) back home, so they sacrifice themselves to be away for half their childrens' lives to make much better money and live a more comfortable life back home, whenever that may be.

    Anonymous said...

    Pretty sure the White House under Obama tried to tell the FBI what and who to investigate as far as Clinton and some of her issues. Don't make it sound like it never happens.

    Anonymous said...

    I have always thought you would be a great Law Professor Teaching Criminal Law. You would be great!

    Anonymous said...

    "The White House doesn't tell the FBI what to do."

    Skippy, that was the biggest knee slapper you've told all month.

    Mr. Mike Honcho said...

    Maybe Rev. Robert Jeffres could go to his personal library and read Corrie Ten Boom's book, "The Hiding Place" for his next story on people hiding undocumented immigrants in their homes.

    Anonymous said...

    This place is old, it feels just like a beat up truck.
    I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn.
    This place is always such a mess
    Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn.

    Harry Hamid said...

    RTG is fantastic and anyone who thinks otherwise is what is wrong with this country.

    Anonymous said...

    H2B workers get to move their "immediate" family in after their permit gets approved.
    Barry, here is the million dollar question.
    Does said family pay their own way or does it come out of the system to sustain them?
    Know several instances of contractors that sponsored guys- they were low income of course-
    Their family with multiples of kids were on every conceivable benefit own your dime.

    Not Sam

    Anonymous said...

    You should look into the scope of game warden's powers to search. It's much broader than regular police.

    wordkyle said...

    So the H2B workers are here legally?

    Anonymous said...

    Has Joe Shenanigans Shannon paid Tarrant County the $375,000 that many people think he owes. Pay up you jerk, Joe Shannon.

    RIP to the lady who died.

    Anonymous said...

    Maybe the wall will stop the feral hog apocalypse.

    Anonymous said...

    I called one of the contractors that sponsored the guest workers- it was not technically through the H2B- but the sponsored green card program- and they do allow families to be brought in after a period of time.
    Didn't want to be a source for false news.

    Not Sam

    Triple Fake... said...

    possible terror strike on electrical grid:
    the power outage here this morning may be of domestic origin. I saw a black helicopter landing at the airport just a couple of minutes ago. Making a beeline for the bunker!

    Triple Fake Conspiracy Theorist

    SpanishWarDonkey said...

    They're here legally for the duration of their visa. They're here illegally when they don't return home after the visa expires. This is 90% of your illegal immigration, not people just straight up crossing the boarder in the dark with coyotes.

    Anonymous said...

    Who care about the FBI in a few months the Dictator Trump will have complete control of the media, and his transfer of power will be complete, besides he already can do or say anything and idiots just follow him ........geezz.

    DF Gary Johnson

    Anonymous said...

    The RTG could be a clone of Valeria Golino when she was younger. Those Mediterranean ladies are always sultry.

    DF Charlie Sheen
    DF Hot Shots!Part Deux

    John said...

    girls a little trashy!

    Fake Brian Serr said...

    Why, you sonofabitch!