How to raise taxes in Texas

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 1:37pm

I couldn't make this stuff up, even by trying!  :smileyvery-happy:

A Republican county emergency- management official in Texas says unrest may erupt if President Barack Obamais re-elected, that the president would respond by sending in United Nations troops, and that he needs more sheriff’s deputies to deal with it.

“He’s going to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN,” Lubbock County Judge Tom Head said this week on a Fox News television station in the north Texas Panhandle region. “Then what happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario -- civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe.”

“We’re talking take up arms and get rid of the guy,” he said. Obama’s response? ``He’s going to send in UN troops. I don’t want them in Lubbock.”

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As the county’s chief emergency-management official, Head told the newspaper, he must prepare for worst-case scenarios, which he said included Obama’s re-election and Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senateand a category 5 hurricane.

“Do I think UN troops are going to be rolling into Lubbock? Probably not going to happen,” he said. “F-5 hurricane? Probably not going to happen.”

Head offered the scenarios as partial justification for a 1.7 percent property-tax increase to hire more deputies and add other law-enforcement resources.   http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-23/texas-official-sees-civil-unrest-if-obama-is-re-elected.html

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 2:28pm

Are we going to post everything dumb thing that is said on both sides?

Heck, we have a left wing wack job saying that Romney is resonsible for killing a woman. He's a little higher up in his party than this judge. Idiots like that don't deserve attention.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 3:27pm
Wasn't that ad from a Superpac? If that's the case, Obama had nothing to do with it.

Outright paranoia about NWO crap from people in charge should be news.
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 4:05pm
I got a kick from Head's grouping of worst case scenarios. Putting an Obama victory, and Democrats retaining control of the Senate, on the same par with an F-5 hurricane said to me that the man, his law-enforcement "resources", or his constituents (possibly all three!) are screaming yellow bonkers.

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 4:07pm

Unfortunately there is a grain of truth in what he is saying. 

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0726/Gun-rights-why-UN-small-arms-

Personally sell weapons to who can pay.  One more point the Us military will leave tons of equipment when they leave Afghanistan because it costs too much to ship.  The UN has a very poor record preventing widespread violence.  They can't do it. So they look for ways to make it worse by not allowing one side to arm themselves against their oppressors.

http://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/SALW/

dragowoman

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 5:26pm
Your link didn't work.

The idea that Obama would call in U.N. troops to suppress a domestic uprising in the U.S., specifically Texas, is beyond absurd. Mr. Head should errrr........ ummmmmm........ have his head examined!

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:31pm

Sorry It did not work for you  google UNODA and that shoud take you to the site.  Luckily the US has never signed and probably never will.  But it could happen.  International lawyers can argue that.  It is the could that has people angry.

dragowoman

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 12:19pm

No president of the US has the power to call in the UN Troops. This guy is playing on the fear of people in that area of foreigners.

He probably thinks all the president has to do is make a phone call.. UN troops are only sent to a conflict area, after a great deal of debate and consideration. So, don't worry neighbors. Smiling Canucks and Norwegians will not be patrolling the streets of Texas anytime soon. LOL!! We have better things to do.

This idiot's comments are disturbing on many levels. He is insulting the people of Texas, in that he is saying that they would not respect the democratic process.

He is insulting your country and your resolve to maintain order in your own streets. He is saying that your country is not strong enough; your president would have to call on foreign intervention to keep the peace. This is a country with one of the largest standing armies in the world.

And he is assuming that the rest of us would come running, at the drop of the hat or phone call from Obama, to get involve in an internal American conflict. We wouldn't. We would let you work it out yourselves and would ONLY intervene, if the US was on the verge of complete and total collapse.

You do elect the strangest people, don't you?

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 2:24pm
iluvkrat wrote:
Wasn't that ad from a Superpac? If that's the case, Obama had nothing to do with it.

Outright paranoia about NWO crap from people in charge should be news.

Oh, that's right! Of course, of course. Obama has no influence here, they don't listen to him. It's just not his fault, as usual. It was probably Bush's fault.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 3:39pm

Hey!  Not all of us are screaming yellow bonkers!  :smileywink:

Fear of the U.N. is nothing new.  I remember an old neighbor (now dead) who claimed twenty years ago that their "black helicopters" were on surveillance for new territories to claim.  I just smiled, chalking him up as slightly paranoid and more than a little uninformed. 

People like Head make the news here (I found the story through Google's News site) precisely because they're loopy.  As for electing colorful characters, nothing new in that either.  My DH asked me the other day (after the skinny-dipping Kansas congressman episode also made news) if I remembered Wilbur Mills and Fannne Fox.   I did.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/scandal/tidalbas.htm

Some of the "Tea Party" types insinuated that they didn't respect the electoral process and were intent on bringing down "big government".  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/12/tea-party-update-revolution-is-brewing/  Grover Norquist notably voiced a desire to "shrink it down to a size which could drowned in a bathtub".  http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Grover_Norquist (don't miss Tucker Carlson's comment on Norquist)  More radical elements of the RKBA contingent (http://www.panamalaw.org/just_how_scared_the_USA_government_is_of_gun_owners.html for instance) are intent on holding onto their guns so they can rise up and revolt (which goal I find revolting).  So far, the nation has been able to find its essential and more-grounded center, without succumbing to the cancer of might makes right (at least domestically, though internationally we tend to veer in that direction with distressing frequency).  

Thanks to the internet, it's now easier and faster than ever before to find out about the weird, the wacky, and the wild.  At least John Boehner wasn't playing billiards in the buff (a troubling mental image, no?!) ala Prince Harry.

Jabberwocka

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 6:58pm

Yea, I know all Americans are not crazy. It just struck me as so funny. Of all the things to be worried about.. silly.

At least you have some colorful politicians. Ours are so boring. Well, I'll take that back. We do have Québec..

Funny but Prince Harry's antics seem to have more play in the US than here or in GB. He may be a member of the Royal Family but he is also a private citizen. He is not on the civil lists; supports himself by his own money. He will have no role in the constitional monarchy; he is just a 27 year old kid.

As time goes on, he will fade into the background like his uncles and aunt and cousins have done.  No one cares except maybe his father and grandmother.  They should to talk to him about choosing his "associates" more carefully. but no scandal here.  We really do not care about the family members of our "politicians" or minor royals.

The media should have better things to report on then the antics of a 27 year old member of the GB's armed forces. But the media seems to appeal to the lowest common demoninator.

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