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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wendy Davis - Trailer Trash Makes Good; Bob Waller for Kerr County Judge

Wendy Davis campaign going down in flames
Even the New York papers are turning on Wendy Davis. An article today announces 'Wendy Davis has no future in politics.'
Davis has peddled her inspiring underdog overcomes all story. It like she got the idea from watching old movies like Norma Rae, starring Sally Field ('A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved'). Now that the truth is coming out, she looks more like gold digging trailer trash made good, say like Sheri Robert Earl Keen's 'The Road Goes on Forever and the Party Never Ends.
From the NYT:
'Want to know why Wendy Davis will have trouble winning higher office in Texas or anywhere else in America? It’s not because she stretched the truth in her “from mobile-home-living single mom to Harvard Law grad” campaign biography, nor because her husband paid for her education, nor even because she placed a lot of value on her career.
Nope: It’s because Davis, the Lone Star State senator who became famous for her filibuster of an abortion-limiting bill in Texas, lost custody of her children to her ex-husband. . . .
After [her husband] finished paying off the last of Wendy’s school loans, she filed for divorce and gave up custody of her children. According to Jeff, his wife just decided, “While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now.”
That line sounds like it was lifted from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” but even the girls on that show are probably not self-absorbed or immature enough to utter it. I hope Jeff Davis made it up, but somehow I doubt it.

By the way, my wife of over 36 years and I lived in a 'trailer park' when we started out. Maybe one of us should run for governor.

LI fraudster found guilty of plot to behead judge, prosecutor

New York Post. A Long Island con artist was found guilty by a Brooklyn jury Thursday of plotting to mutilate and murder a federal judge and assistant US attorney.
Joseph Romano, 51, hoped to exact revenge on Judge Joseph Bianco and prosecutor Lara Gatz after he was convicted of a coin-fraud scheme and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Romano, who now faces life in prison, hired an undercover agent posing as a hit man to behead his legal enemies and to preserve their parts in formaldehyde as souvenirs of his vengeance.

Bob Waller for Kerr County Judge
I like both candidates for County Judge, but I believe that Bob Waller is the better candidate. He's spent his career in banking and manages the local branch of Broadway Bank. His skill set - managing people and assets, and analyzing financial data and making decisions are skills that a county judge applies every day, more so than being a 'judge' in the more commonly understood way. In the smaller counties the county judge handles probate, juvenile, and misdemeanor criminal cases. In larger counties, like Kerr, most of that work is handled by the county court at law judge.
Bob volunteered for the Marines during the Vietnam War, and volunteered again for Vietnam, where he was a machine gunner. He's served the community in numerous leadership positions

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

The astonishing story of Nick Brown, the British man who began a part-time psychology course in his 50s – and ended up taking on America's academic establishment.
From the Guardian.com  http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/19/mathematics-of-happiness-debunked-nick-brown
This is a good article on how a graduate student exposed the fraud of two leading pysychologists. Not particularly on point for the voodoo 'sciences' in the courtroom, but interesting reading. Before I changed course, my plan was to get a Ph.D. in sociology and be a college professor. That plan got derailed when my father was diagnosed with cancer. Even before that I struggled with the statistics classes. I'm glad I became a lawyer instead. The professors are under constant pressure to publish articles that go to great lengths to say something new about the common place and mundane. No one read 95% of the drivel except the editors who publish them. A former president of the American Psychology Association, Martin Seligman, is a guru in the 'field' of positive psychology. He confines dogs to a pen and shocks them. His great insight is that dogs finally give up hope and quit trying to escape. He calls this 'learned helplessness.' Somehow from that brilliant deduction, he concludes that humans can achieve 'learned optimism.' I would like to see him treated like he treats those dogs. (For the NSA, I'm not saying I'd like to do it, just that I'd like to see him volunteer to be a subject). 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More on DEA Deal With Sinaloa Cartel and Silence by American Media

As a reader has commented, the silence of the MSM and the "conservative" radio talk show hosts (Rush, Beck, etc.) about the US Govt being in league with Chapo Guzman's Sinaloa cartel is deafening. The only radio talk show host I know of who covers this sordid affair is Austin based Alex Jones on Prisonplanet.com. E.g., see

Drug Smuggling DEA calls Marijuana Legalization ‘Reckless and Irresponsible’ - DEA desperate to keep blood money flowing, by Mikael Thalen here. 

Only one day after court documents revealed the DEA to be smuggling billions in drugs with Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, backing up a 2011 report by the El Paso Times, the federal agency seemed desperate to keep its blood money flowing uninterrupted, calling the growing legalization movement “reckless and irresponsible.” . . . Multiple federal agencies drunk on billions in taxpayer money are in a panic as the general public begins questioning the drug trade’s real source. Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent refusal to prosecute HSBC, a bank caught laundering billions in drug money for Mexican cartels, dealt a major blow to the federal government’s credibility regarding the drug war.Several years prior in 2011, banking giant Wachovia received no criminal charges after they were found to have laundered $378.6 billion in drug money for the Sinaloa cartel as well.

Bill Conroy, from San Antonio, does a great job covering the underbelly of the so called War on Drugs. See, e.g., DEA Case Threatens to Expose US Government-Sanctioned Drug-Running - Pleadings in Federal Court Reveal ICE Undercover Operation Marked With CIA Fingerprints. 

And Charles Bowden wrote a great book a few years ago, Down by the River, focused on the Juarez Cartel, run at the time by Amado Fuentes, and showed how the U.S. Government will not do anything to shut down the Mexican cartels because the Mexican banks would fail and take down the U.S. banking system with them. 

If you want to read a story that will scare the hell out of you google "Juarez House of Death," which involved ICE agents in El Paso protecting a cartel thug who was participating in torture-murders with the agency's knowledge. E.g., from the Jan. 13 2014 El Paso Times, Former ICE informant arrested: Juarez 'House of Death' insider held in Missouri jail.

Gary Webb, a reporter with the San Jose Mercury, first exposed the CIA/Contra drug smuggling operation. The CIA and its lackeys in the MSM, including the Washington Post, New York Times, and Chris "Obama makes me tingle in my groin"savaged Webb so viciously he shot himself. At least that's the official manner of death. The book Kill the Messenger tells the whole story of that tragedy. 

If the truth ever came out, we'd probably learn that our government is working hand in hand with the Afghan opium lords (like the Karzais). 

Sometimes Alex Jones sounds a little out there, but maybe he's right. 

Deal With the Devil - DEA and Sinaloa Cartel

According to a report by Business Insider:
An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels.

Sinaloa, led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a presence in cities across the U.S.

There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered to be "the world’s most powerful drug trafficker," coordinates with American authorities.

But the El Universal investigation is the first to publish court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official.

Andy Murr for State Rep; The Problem of Habitual Criminals; Wendy Davis Gets Caught Lying, and Other Stories

Wendy Davis - Gold Digger
The truth is coming out about Wendy Davis and it ain't pretty. Breitbart has one of the best articles here. She is the national darling of the Dems, sort of where Obama was a few years ago (another fairy tale). She peddles a rags to riches Horatio Alger story - her mother only had a 6th grade education (hell, even Billy Joe Shaver got through 8th grade), she got pregnant and  was a single mom living in a trailer park but worked her way through college and on into Harvard Law, and so on. Now that she has an opponent in Greg Abbott with the resources to investigate and get the truth out, we learn that she lived in a trailer for a few months before re-marrying a man with the bucks to pay her way through college and law school, and as soon as she graduated she dumped him. I'm even reading she lost custody of her kids, which takes some doing.
 If only some one had exposed Obama at this stage of his career. Oh yeah, they did, and there were enough white "progressives" who felt guilty about being mean to blacks to vote him in. I know, because I was one of the benighted, to my everlasting remorse.

Closer to home, Andy Murr from Junction is running in the Republican primary for state representative for District 53 (Harvey Hilderbran's old seat). He's a good man and the best candidate in his own right, and he's also the grandson of Governor Coke Stephenson, who ran against Lyndon Johnson and won the election for Senate in 1948 until LBJ's thugs stuffed Ballot Box 13 in Duvall County. Andy was county judge in Kimble County and all I've heard about him is positive.

Three Time Ex-Con With 30+ Arrests Strikes Again
Kerrville Daily Times
"A three-time ex-con convicted of five vehicle burglaries was arrested for the 33rd time in Kerr County this week after sheriff’s deputies said he stole a credit card out of a vehicle and used the card at Wal-Mart.
On Monday, someone reported a credit credit stolen from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Oakview Drive just east of Ingram. After the credit card was used at Wal-Mart, Investigator Clint Massingill worked with the Ingram City Marshal’s Office to locate a suspect. Officers found 38-year-old Herman Ray Henley Jr. at a home in Ingram, and the man confessed to the crime, according to Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer."

Question: Why do prosecutors and judges keep releasing career thugs onto the streets so they can steal and rob again?

Decades-old case linked to Galveston Co. 'killing fields' - Houston Chronicle

The so-called "killing fields" of Galveston County, where a string of unsolved brutal slayings inspired a movie as well as the volunteer organization Texas Equusearch, are being linked through court documents to another decades-old case.
Clyde Hedrick, 60, is awaiting trial on a murder charge in the July 1984 death of Ellen Rae Beason, who was last seen alive at a League City nightclub. An undetermined number of other women - perhaps dozens - have either disappeared or been killed in the Houston-Galveston area with no leads about their attackers, investigators have said. Another statement in the prosecution's document lists incidents of enticing a child, criminal trespass, driving while intoxicated, terroristic threat, evading arrest, assault, possession of a controlled substance, theft, abuse of a corpse, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempted arson, assault and battery.

 Man Assaulted by Bikers to Sue NYC

Alexian Lien, the man who was dragged from his SUV and beaten by a gang of motorcyclists in Manhattan last year, has filed a formal notice of claim against the city of New York, saying he intends to sue. The claim accuses the NYPD of failing to properly train officers. An off-duty police detective was among the bikers who chased Lien and his family in the SUV down the West Side Highway. 

Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer End in Tragedy - from Newsweek

A young man took his wife to a movie in Tampa. Before the movie started, and nothing was playing except ads, he texted the babysitter for their three year old daughter. A retired cop, 6'1 and 225 lbs., took offense at the texting, words were exchanged, the father allegedly threw a bag of popcorn at the ex-cop, who then shot the father in the chest and killed him. I hope the shooter spends the rest of his miserable life in the Big House.

Man Kills Home Intruder with AK-47

Breitbart On January 2, a Davie, Florida resident was able to gain control of his AK-47 and open fire on home intruders while they were attacking him. One of the intruders was killed and two others are on the run.

Why I Wouldn't Live in California

Calinfornia's New Transexual Bathroom Law
The Washington Times has a good editorial on California's latest idiotic law - Lunacy in the loo - Unisex Radicals feel a backlash against this child abuse.
"When nature calls, California answers unnaturally. The state’s new “bathroom law” for children took effect last week, to eliminate the remaining modesty between the sexes. This is a California trend worthy of resisting, and the bathroom backlash has begun.
The Washington Times has a good editorial today -

The School Success and Opportunity Act is a first-of-its-kind transsexual rule, which would allow kindergarteners to choose whether to use the little boys’ or little girls’ room, based on their personal preference. The measure would enable a high school boy to join the girls’ soccer team, or a high school girl to try out for the boys’ football team."
A reader posted a comment that pretty well sums it up:
There isn't a word sufficient to describe what the Progressive sociopaths in Sacramento are doing to the state of California. What took the human race thousands of years to refine is being unwound in a matter of decades by a group of pseudo-intellectual cretins bent on destroying the common underpinnings of western society. Differentiation between tolerance and the deification of every conceivable deviation from the norm is not only lost upon them, but will ultimately be their undoing as well as that of the state and the millions of families drawn into this morass of unbridled stupidity.

Former U.S. District Judge Sent Hundreds Of Bigoted Emails Throughout Tenure 
"HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former federal judge who was investigated for forwarding a racist email involving President Barack Obama sent hundreds of other inappropriate messages from his federal email account, according to the findings of a judicial review panel released Friday.
Former U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull sent emails to personal and professional contacts that showed disdain for blacks, Indians, Hispanics, women, certain religious faiths, liberal political leaders, and some emails contained inappropriate jokes about sexual orientation, the Judicial Council of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found.
The investigation looked at four years of Cebull's personal correspondence sent from his official email account."
Lesson learned: Don't put anything in writing you don't want to see in a courtroom or the front page of the paper. Especially on your employer's computer.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Game Warden SWAT Team; Obama the Traitor and Iran; Gays Getting STD's is Your Fault; White Girl Bleed a Lot

Wrote William Norman Grigg at LewRockwell.com:
I found this at Grits for Breakfast.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has a newly minted SWAT team. To be sure, the agency maintains that this “cadre of specialty teams” will focus on search-and-rescue missions. However, the way Game Warden Cullen Stakes is dressed in the photo above makes it pretty clear that he’s not getting ready to rescue people who have been stranded by floods, or have gotten lost in the woods.

Among the TPWD’s specialized units is the “Scout Team,” a group of 25 wardens who “have received a variety of training and can be used in border operations, dignitary protection, or any form of high-risk law enforcement, such as serving felony arrests or hostage situations,” explains Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine.

“We can have a team anywhere in Texas in four hours, and that’s the worst-case scenario,” boasts Law Enforcement Special Operations Chief Grahme Jones. “A lot of times it’s much faster.”


If there is a theme to today's musings, it is the old saying by William Kristol: a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. That's me. The older I get, the more I see the wisdom in what my grandfather told me years ago - anyone who votes for a Democrat doesn't have enough sense to pour piss out of a boot with directions on the heel.
From the Daily Beast - Inside the White House War on Dems

"The Obama administration is going to war with its own party to save its peace talks with Iran.

The White House is now openly declaring that Senate Democrats who support new sanctions against Iran are idling for war, but their campaign to pressure their own party members has been going on for months and has done little to dissuade Democrats from supporting sanctions."
Obama is either a fool or a traitor. I vote for traitor. He is actively working to allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. As far as "negotiating" with the mullahs, that is a farce. A scholarly article,
Iran: Cultural Values, Self images and Negotiation Behavior, from the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) in Israel, describes the Iranians' "bazaar" strategies for negotiating then breaking contracts:
"Iranian negotiation techniques are notoriously short-term focused. Very rarely will Iranians offer a deal in which the quid pro quo from the other side will only emerge years later. Furthermore, the bazaar does not close its doors after a deal has been made. The “price” of the “merchandise” proposed at the outset of negotiations has very little to do with the real price that the Iranian believes he can get. The haggling may even go on after an agreement is struck. This stage of the “post-negotiations” may have to do with implementation of re-opening of issues previously agreed upon due to “changes in circumstances.”

Meanwhile, on the home front, this country continues to drift toward anarchy. If you don't believe it, read the book White Girl Bleed a Lot - the return of racial violence and how the media ignore it, by Colin Flaherty. Or go to his website http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/ and look at a few of the hundreds of videos of black mobs attacking whites and rampaging through businesses and public spaces. Yes, the reported crime rate is going down - because the police won't take reports, and the media won't do their job. This from Salon.com: Study: Rise in STD rate concentrated among men in 2012

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thug Toddler; More Knockout "Game" Attacks; NSA Jams Garage Doors in San Antonio

Thug’ Toddler Now in Custodyhttp://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2014/01/09/thug-toddler-now-in-custody.html
The Nebraska toddler seen repeating obscenities and racial slurs being thrown at him in an online video has been taken into child protective custody by Omaha police. While police said there was nothing criminal in the video, authorities took the infant and three other children into custody after an investigation found safety concerns. At one point in the video, the African-American toddler responds to one of the adults saying, “Shut up, bitch.” The police in Omaha called the clip part of a “cycle of violence and thuggery” in the community.
Charlottesville, VA

Police were called to the Downtown Mall shortly before 2 a.m. on Dec. 20th to investigate a report of a unconscious man near the Blue Light Grill. A woman at the scene told officers she and another man were attacked by three African-American men.
Charlottesville Police have charged 25-year-old Malcolm James Stevenson and 23-year-old Richard Bernard Spears, both of Charlottesville, with assault.

Woman Sucker Punched In Possible ‘Knockout Game’ Attack In Upscale Los Gatos

LOS GATOS (KPIX 5) – Police are looking for a man suspected of sucker punching a mother outside a Los Gatos dance studio Monday afternoon. Authorities said the attack could be related to a recent phenomenon known as the “knockout game.”


DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are investigating three violent attacks involving four victims in LoDo on New Year’s Eve.

Lloyd was waiting for a ride with a friend when he was knocked to the ground.
“He got hit, I got hit. We were picking each other up, and that’s really all I remember of the whole ordeal,” Lloyd said. “So my lower jaw is broken on both sides … my whole cheek is pushed in.”
He will now need metal plates to reconstruct his face.
The police report gives a very vague description of the suspects. Only that it was a group of African-American men.

I found this one at Grits for Breakfast:

NSA jams San Antonio garage openers
First, a Texas-specific item. It's a shame we have to read this from a German magazine instead of the Texas media, but there's a must-read story from Der Spiegel (Dec. 30) about the NSA facility in San Antonio that opens:

In January 2010, numerous homeowners in San Antonio, Texas, stood baffled in front of their closed garage doors. They wanted to drive to work or head off to do their grocery shopping, but their garage door openers had gone dead, leaving them stranded. No matter how many times they pressed the buttons, the doors didn't budge. The problem primarily affected residents in the western part of the city, around Military Drive and the interstate highway known as Loop 410.

In the United States, a country of cars and commuters, the mysterious garage door problem quickly became an issue for local politicians. Ultimately, the municipal government solved the riddle. Fault for the error lay with the United States' foreign intelligence service, the National Security Agency, which has offices in San Antonio. Officials at the agency were forced to admit that one of the NSA's radio antennas was broadcasting at the same frequency as the garage door openers. Embarrassed officials at the intelligence agency promised to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and soon the doors began opening again.

It was thanks to the garage door opener episode that Texans learned just how far the NSA's work had encroached upon their daily lives. For quite some time now, the intelligence agency has maintained a branch with around 2,000 employees at Lackland Air Force Base, also in San Antonio. In 2005, the agency took over a former Sony computer chip plant in the western part of the city. A brisk pace of construction commenced inside this enormous compound. The acquisition of the former chip factory at Sony Place was part of a massive expansion the agency began after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. ...
One of the two main buildings at the former plant has since housed a sophisticated NSA unit, one that has benefited the most from this expansion and has grown the fastest in recent years -- the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. This is the NSA's top operative unit -- something like a squad of plumbers that can be called in when normal access to a target is blocked.

According to internal NSA documents viewed by SPIEGEL, these on-call digital plumbers are involved in many sensitive operations conducted by American intelligence agencies. TAO's area of operations ranges from counterterrorism to cyber attacks to traditional espionage. The documents reveal just how diversified the tools at TAO's disposal have become -- and also how it exploits the technical weaknesses of the IT industry, from Microsoft to Cisco and Huawei, to carry out its discreet and efficient attacks.

The unit is "akin to the wunderkind of the US intelligence community," says Matthew Aid, a historian who specializes in the history of the NSA. "Getting the ungettable" is the NSA's own description of its duties. "It is not about the quantity produced but the quality of intelligence that is important," one former TAO chief wrote, describing her work in a document. The paper seen by SPIEGEL quotes the former unit head stating that TAO has contributed "some of the most significant intelligence our country has ever seen." The unit, it goes on, has "access to our very hardest targets."
Indeed, the unit maintains a catalog of spy tools, described in another Spiegel article, which "reveals that an NSA division called ANT has burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture made by the major players in the industry -- including American global market leader Cisco and its Chinese competitor Huawei, but also producers of mass-market goods, such as US computer-maker Dell."

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lauren Bump's Killer Arrested

Arrest made in New Year's Eve Bump murder

SAN ANTONIO — A suspect in the stabbing death of Lauren Bump was arrested Saturday at O.P. Schnabel Park, where Bump's body was discovered on New Year's Eve.
Christian Ivan Bautista, 29, was charged early Saturday with the murder of the 24-year-old university student, authorities said.
Bump was found stabbed to death on a trail at the Northwest Side park at about 5:39 p.m. on Dec. 31.

Bautista's roommate was also questioned. He said he gave Bautista a military-style knife as a Christmas gift. He last saw the knife Dec. 30 when Bautista had it tucked in his waistband, the report states.
When the roommate asked about the knife New Year's day, he said Bautista said, “I stuck that (expletive). I cut her up real nice.” Bautista allegedly told his roommate he disposed of the knife.
Bautista was also arrested in 2007 for aggravated robbery and two counts of possession of marijuana. He later pleaded no contest to the charges.
For more on this developing story, stay with mySA.com.

From Texas Penal Code: 
Sec. 29.03. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and he:
(1) causes serious bodily injury to another;
(2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
(3) causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
(A) 65 years of age or older; or
(B) a disabled person.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.
The penalty range for a first degree felony is 5-99 or life. For
aggravated assault, he would have to do at least 30 years. But less than six years after his arrest in 2007, he was loose on the streets to murder this beaut-iful young woman.

Violent Crime in San Antonio, Self Defense, Texas Judge Sentenced for Bribery, Michael Scheuer on Obama's Imperialism, Lawless Chicago

Ex-Texas judge gets 4 years for corruption

From San Antonio Express News EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a former West Texas county judge and a local businessman to four years in prison each on public corruption charges.

Anthony Cobos, who was the highest administrative official in El Paso between 2007 and 2010, pleaded guilty in September to taking bribes from local businessman Lorenzo Hilario Aguilar in exchange for his vote and influence to steer a $40 million county bond refinancing contract to an investment bank. U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo handed Cobos a $10,000 fine Friday, in additional to the prison sentence, while Aguilar will have to pay $50,000.
The charges stem from a massive investigation by the FBI into public corruption in El Paso that resulted in the indictment of more than three-dozen people, including three former county judges, local businessmen and other politicians.
"I ask for forgiveness, I am a changed man. ... I pray for leniency," he said, adding that as a result from the indictment he had the opportunity to recommit his life to Christ.
Yeah - right.

2013 ended with two tragedies in San Antonio. First, a police officer was shot in the head when he stopped a car driven by a thug on the run after a robbery. 

SAN ANTONIO — A crowd of thousands is expected to attend the funeral Saturday for slain San Antonio police Officer Robert Deckard, whose visitation began Thursday.There has been an outpouring of support for the officer and his family following the Dec. 8 shooting that left him in intensive care for 13 days before he was taken off life support. He was declared dead on Dec. 20.The 7-year veteran and father of two was shot in the head during a high-speed chase with two robbery suspects who have since been charged with capital murder.

Then, a young woman who anyone would be proud to have raised as their daughter was murdered in a park. 

Police: San Antonio Woman found in park was stabbed

SAN ANTONIO — A woman found dead at O.P. Schnabel Park on New Year's Eve suffered multiple stab wounds, police said Thursday.
The death of Lauren Bump, 24, is being investigated as a homicide. She was found just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Northwest Side park in the 9600 block of Bandera Road.

The main stream media like to crow how violent crime rates have declined nationwide. That's makes no difference if you or your loved one is a victim. I wish every girl woman, as soon as she is mature enough to handle a firearm, would get trained to use a pistol and get her CHL. And take practical martial arts, probably the Israeli system Krav Maga, mixed with a no-frills down and dirty system like FAST, - which is run by Bill Kipp, a former Recon Marine.  Also, read The Gift of Fear, by Gavin DeBecker. The first line of defense is to stay out of areas and situations that put you at risk. It is a sad fact of life in the USA that an attractive woman is not safe alone in many areas. It's unfair, but there it is.

For women (or men for that matter) interested in a concealable pistol, I recommend the Sig Sauer P238, a .380 semi-auto. Academy sells them at $100 less than anyone else.

Obama's hometown Chicago continues to be a cesspool and war zone. From the Chicago Tribune:

Year's first killing among at least 5 shootings citywide



Tribune photographers chronicle violent crime in this ongoing special visual report
Violence plagues many Chicago neighborhoods. The staccato sound of gunfire echoes on streets and alleys. Blue lights illuminate darkened scenes. Tribune photographers are documenting how gun violence shocks and destabilizes neighborhoods — and how families cope with the constant pain of loss. This ongoing special report contains photo galleries, videos, links to Tribune crime apps and overnight accounts of crimes. Because of the nature of violence, you will encounter graphic images and explicit language. But please watch. Our city’s future is at risk.http://graphics.chicagotribune.com/under-the-gun/

Michael Scheuer has a great piece on the incompetence of Obama in foreign relations. He is balanced, as he is just as hard on Bush as he is on Obama. 

The desperate U.S.-UK relationship: Barack Obama, David Cameron, and the NSA/GCHQ issue

As they head further down the road of losing wars and wrecking Anglo-American liberties, Messrs Obama and Cameron and their supporters in all parties would do well to read the words of the great 17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, a man who was revered on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly influenced America’s founders, and who was executed by the British Crown for what it described as sedition. “There must therefore be a right,” Sidney wrote,

“of proceeding judicially or extra-judicially against all persons who transgress the laws; or else those laws, and the societies that should subsist by them, cannot stand; and the ends for which governments are constituted, together with the governments themselves, must be overthrown. … If he [a political leader] be justly accounted an enemy of all, who injures all; he above all must be the publick enemy of a nation, who by usurping power over them, does the greatest and most publick injury that a people can suffer. For which reason, by an established law among the most virtuous nations, every man might kill a tyrant; and no names are recorded in history with more honor, than of those who did it. … They [the people] know how to preserve their liberty, or to vindicate the violation of it; and the more patient they have been, the more inflexible they are when they resolve to be so no longer. Those who are so foolish to put them upon such courses, do to their cost find that there is a difference between lions and asses; and he is a fool who knows not that swords were given to men, that none might be slaves….”* 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Border Patrol agent charged with murder; America's Dumbest Criminal # 1 Contestant; The Meth Menace in Kerrville

Border Patrol agent suspected in Hondo killing
SAN ANTONIO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested near Hondo, accused of killing a man there Thursday, according to media reports.

Adam Garibay, 33, is also suspected of tying up and beating a 28-year old woman in Corpus Christi, earlier in the day.

Border Patrol officials told the San Antonio Express-News Thursday evening that they were referring questions about the incidents to local law enforcement.

Police in Corpus Christi told KIII TV that following the shooting just north of Hondo, Garibay led Medina County deputies on a chase to Sabinal, where he crashed his vehicle. He was taken to an area hospital, they station reported.

America's Dumbest Criminal 2014 - Contestant # 1


Denitra Sharrell Green (picture above) is charged with aggravated assault in connection with stealing two tickets to a Jay-Z concert in Houston.
A Houston man trying to sell Jay-Z concert tickets was robbed, run over and permanently disfigured by a pair of women who had a child with them, according to Harris County court documents.

Officials said finding the women was as easy as checking the stolen tickets for a seat number and going to the concert. The victim had eight tickets to the rapper's Dec. 19 show at the Toyota Center that he was selling on Craigslist.

Documents show that on Dec. 15, he met with two prospective buyers, Denitra Sherrelle Green and Cessica Darden, at a Starbucks location in the 1800 block of Durham.

Darden told the man over the phone that she had a child with her, couldn't leave her vehicle and needed to meet in the parking lot, records state.

When the man approached the car, the pair allegedly snatched the tickets from his hand. Court documents state that Green drove off with the man still holding on to the vehicle, where Darden's child was in the backseat.

Kerrville Daily Times wrapped up its week long series on the menace of methamphetamine, which it strangely decided to run over the Christmas-New Year holiday. Today's installment is "Meth: What's the answer? Local leaders discuss solutions to growing community problem." The title of today's editorial pretty well sums it up: "A story without a happy ending." The clarion call is sounded: "meth is a clear and present danger in our community, society and nation." But the conclusion is - there's not much we can do about it.

This series would really make me want to move to Kerrville.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Don't Elect Another Lawyer President; Kerrville - Meth Capital of Texas; White Girl Don't Bleed

God save us from Hilary Clinton!!


The editors at Kerrville Daily Times decided to run - over the Christmas holidays - a week long front page series on the methamphetamine problem in Kerr County. The Dec. 30 installment sent some mixed signals, titled “New meth making method explodes: one wrong move could spell disaster in new ‘shake and bake’ method can explode on contact. Under a picture of some ingredients for home cooked meth is a quote from Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer: “We’ve always had meth. I can show you pictures of meth labs we took down 20 years ago.” So I’m not sure why KDT thinks this is a new problem. There was a black comedy of a movie called Spun that came out in 2002, starring Mickey Rouke as a meth cook, with a hilarious scene where he goes into a convenience store to stock up on cold meds.

The Dec. 31 was titled “The downward spirial: woman turns her travails into service to others.”

On New Year’s Day it was “Incarcerated rehab: Jail adds nurse to meet health care demand,” and addressed how much jailing meth and other drug addicts costs the taxpayers.

Today’s installment is “Drug cases are a big chunk of court docket: a quarter of 2013 felony cases were drug-related.”

I think this is all very interesting, and I commend the paper for reporting something besides the usual rah-rah Chamber of Commerce pabulum. However, I agree with a reader of this blog who questioned the timing - while Fredericksburg was celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve and thousands of tourists came into town, anyone who visited Kerrville might think that we are the meth capital of Texas.

If I had been writing the series, I would have tried to answer: why is the problem so bad? Part of it is that Kerrville has had the reputation of a drug haven for years, at least since the 60’s when the 13th Floor Elevators were hanging out here. I think a root problem is that we have so many rehab centers and halfway houses, and addicts come from all over the state, decide they like it, and stay. Many relapse, and there have always been dealers here to supply them.

Speaking of Fredericksburg, my wife and I took my 93 year old mother in law to Hill Top Cafe for the early show. The food was great, and the entertainment was wonderful. Johhny Nicholas is a superb musician and showman, and his band rocked! Cindy Cashdollar played steel guitar. She has played with Bob Dylan, Leon Helm and Rick Danko (formerly of The Band), Van Morrison, toured with Asleep at the Wheel for eight years. We’ll go back next year.

I’m reading a book by Colin Flaherty titled White Girl Bleed a Lot: the Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It. You can read more about it at http://whitegirlbleedalot.com/. Thomas Sewell endorses it with this: “Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.”

Read it and you’ll be glad you live in Kerrville, and see that our meth problem is pretty manageable contrasted to what is happening in some of our larger cities.