Friday, November 30, 2012

'She knew it was not a fight she was going to win'

Clifton - Alexis Elizabeth Enriquez y Santillan got to be a high school freshman from August of 2011 until March of this year.

After that, she entered into the last battles of her personal struggle against leukemia.

As Ms. Arlene Olson, a counselor at Clifton High School, fielded a break-the-ice question, she looked sideways at the scribbler, as if to remark non-verbally that, though she could see the lights were on, was there really and truly anyone home?

The question: “I understand you all are doing some extensive grief counseling with the students...” sort of trailed off into the mid distance.

She looked all around herself in the crowded gym, the bleachers packed with students, the rows upon rows of folding chairs where family and friends sat, then glanced back to remark that Alexis was in the band, that she was a trainer for female athletics. Her voice, too, kind of trailed away.

“She's my angel now.”

We both stared into the mid-distance again. A banner on the wall proudly proclaimed, “No one fights alone.”

What does one say of the untimely death of a child budding into the first flush of young womanhood? Are there words of comfort?

The moment – awkward, filled with pain and the embarrassment of two strangers forced to show their emotions to a totally unknown human being at such a time of unquiet emotions - suddenly passed.

She brightened.

The boys of the graduating class put together a video using their cameras and the school's audiovisual equipment. There was extensive footage of the hundreds upon hundreds of Facebook greetings and sympathy notices recorded upon Alexis' death on Nov. 27 at Cooke Children's Medical Center in Ft. Worth, where she was diagnosed with the dread disease in the same month of 2009.

During that time, she took 4 chemo treatments and a bone marrow transplant, and hovered on the edge of life in a coma until she succumbed to complications of the procedure.

At the climactic moment, the video focused on several hundred blue and gold balloons released in the front driveway of the high school, flying away to the blue skies above while the kids stand below and watch.

And then the pallbearers – boys Alexis knew and lived among during her short life in her hometown of Clifton – wheeled her casket into the gym, and it was on.

All the counseling anyone could want, words of comfort and of hope for the living – and remembrance of a young lady who, friends and family say, saw her Savior, Jesus, beckoning to her, telling her to come to Him, came pouring from the testimony of her friends who read scriptures and recalled their experiences, many of them shared with her during her final stay in the hospital.

There were other visitations during that final six-month ordeal, according to her Priest.

“She was visited by several - people – entities – Angels,” he said. He formed his words carefully, a certain shyness creeping into the edges of his remark, one uttered with such sincerity and guileless innocence.

The man said he thinks it was probably the Angel Raphael who came to see Alexis.

“I thought it was a girl, but wasn't a girl,” Alexis told him, “but it was too pretty to be a man...”

He shared with the assembled kids his wisdom about Angels.

“Angels are perfect beings; they are beautiful, and have no flaws.”

What did the Angels tell Alexis?

“Ask for strength, persevere; it will be OK, but it's going to be a different OK.

“I think she knew it was a fight she was not going to win...She is not far away. She was never alone; neither are you,” he admonished the young people.

A lay churchman named Dustin Durham spoke of her experiences, primarily of a moment she shared with him "...when Jesus reached down and said, 'Come here, child.' She smiled, and said ,'Yes.'”

The name Alexis, he reminded his listeners, is the Greek for helper, or protector.

“She's the greatest love story ever told,” he said.

Then he fairly fled the podium, overcome with emotion, struggling to keep his nerve, and ignited the special incense that smells so much like sandalwood, but is actually the fabled frankincense and myrrh so prized by the wise and holy men of the ancient caravans that they brought it to the Messiah as a love offering on his birthday.

Said the priest, “About six months ago, Alexis began preparing for her death...She began to give me little messages, like 'Father, I would like..."

He concluded his remarks by saying “Please, ask for all the help you need.”

And then he and the altar boy circled the casket, swinging the censor and the gymnasium filled with the fragrant smoke of the ages, the smoke of the old, old story, curling upward.

Of the Holy Water, he said, as he sprinkled it ceremoniously, ”It reminds us of our Baptism. We put it on like clothes.”

To repeal indefinite detention under NDAA...

Citizens alarmed at the loss of liberty under the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law on the first day of the year, 2012, would do well to study the three-pronged proposals of the Tenth Amendment Center, which offers a legislative, litigious, and declaratory avenue to nullification of the act. It would make it a criminal offense to deny a person rights to application for a writ of habeas corpus, a speedy trial, the right to confront witnesses and cross examine them, legal counsel, the proscription of unreasonable search and seizure, and reasonable bail. Click here to learn more. - The Legendary

'You're totally ignoring everything you're supposed to do'

A reality cartoon by some troublemakers

A recent decision handed down by the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals at Boston holds that one has the right to make video recordings, photograph, or otherwise observe a public official while the official is doing his duty. 

This Sheriff's Deputy at the Albany, New York, airport knows that. The resulting reality cartoon is quite instructive... - The Legendary

Gallup says majority now opposed to Obamacare...

For the first time in the health care debate
Click image for a larger view
A huge majority, 77 percent, think that health care costs are too high, out of control, while only 22 percent think the price of health care is acceptable, according to latest poll results.

SECTION 1. The legislature of the State of ____________ finds that:
  1. The People of the several states comprising the United States of America created the federal government to be their agent for certain enumerated purposes, and nothing more.
  2. The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution defines the total scope of federal power as being that which has been delegated by the people of the several states to the federal government, and all power not delegated to the federal government in the Constitution of the United States is reserved to the states respectively, or to the people themselves.
  1. The assumption of power that the federal government has made by enacting the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” interferes with the right of the People of the State of _____________ to regulate health care as they see fit, and makes a mockery of James Madison’s assurance in Federalist #45 that the “powers delegated” to the Federal Government are “few and defined”, while those of the States are “numerous and indefinite.”

The Constitution as it is - the Union as it was

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The man in the salt water pea coat hath arrived...

The mojo hand and the tombstone mind...

Click image for the big picture

Model legislation to challenge unconstitutional law...

Texas 'grand jury' selected by 'sortition'

The Tenth Amendment Center has proposed a "commission" that would challenge unconstitutional federal law and support litigation to nullify it...


Commission. Establish a “Federal Action Review Commission”, as a kind of grand jury, to meet frequently with rotating membership drawn from a pool of constitutionally knowledgeable persons, excluding public employees, contractors, or pensioners, active lawyers, or current members, selected at random by a sortition process. Such commission shall be empowered to review the constitutionality of current or proposed federal legislation, regulations, practices, rules, decisions or other actions, and if it finds such actions to be unconstitutional, to issue an edict, with the force of law, requiring that no state or local officials, employees, or contractors cooperate in the enforcement of such usurpation, and urging state citizens to also refuse to cooperate. here for a good time)

ACT up AIDS agitators pure nekkid in Boehner's digs

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Under the influence and on the patch – for a change

Roadside field sobriety test

An officer pulls a weaving drunk over on the shoulder, orders him out of the car, and has him standing on one leg, trying to touch his nose while he recites the alphabet backwards

Naturally, he's got a cold one in his other hand.

“How much have you had to drink this evening?” the officer asks the drunk driver.

“Why, nothing, sir. I haven't been drinking at all,” he replies.

“Not drinking?” asks the officer, incredulous.

That's when the drunk peels the label off the bottle, slaps it on his forehead, and says, “I'm on the patch, sir. On the patch.”

- overheard at a social occasion by – The Legendary

I'm sure; I'm very sure you know all about all this...

Burn the Koran preacher sentenced to death

An Egyptian court convicted by fatwa Florida-based Pastor Terry Jones of blasphemy, and sentenced him to death.

Mr. Jones is the pastor of Dove World Outreach, a church of less than 50 members in Gainesville, Fla. He has said he was contacted by the filmmaker to promote the controversial film "Innocence of the Prophet" by its producers, as well as Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who posted the video clips on his website. The court convicted others involved in the distribution of the film about the Prophet Mohammed today.

In a telephone interview Wednesday, Jones said the ruling "shows the true face of Islam" – one that he views as intolerant of dissent and opposed to basic freedoms of speech and religion.

Building the platform from which your job is terminated

This one-minute spot ran extensively in the swing state, Ohio

Hey, kids, did ya rock and roll...

The tattoo of a heart murmur, murmuring
Put on your high heel sneakers, girl...

Economic report out of Aggieland and the oil patch...

We’ve put revenues on the table through economic growth,” Rep. Bill Flores said. “If we had a revenue problem then the pledge would be a problem, but we don’t have a revenue problem. We have an economic growth problem because of the policies coming out of Washington.” Mr. Flores, R-Bryan, is a member of the House Budget Committee.

The only pledge a member of Congress should be bound by is the one to uphold the law and the Constitution,” said David Schleicher, treasurer of the McLennan County Democratic Party.. “So I’m disappointed (Flores) will not join his Republican colleagues in seeking a balanced approach.”

The number of rigs in U.S. oil fields has more than quad­rupled in the past three years to 1,272, according to the Baker Hughes rig count. Including those in natural gas fields, the United States now has more rigs at work than the entire rest of the world.
"It's staggering," said Marshall Adkins, who directs energy research for the financial services firm Raymond James. "If we continue growing anywhere near that pace and keep squeezing demand out of the system, that puts you in a world where we are not importing oil in 10 years."
There are doubts that energy independence is that close. But many say the booming shale oil fields in Texas and North Dakota and the growth of deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will allow the nation to cut its reliance on oil imports significantly over the next couple of decades.
Last month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration upgraded its forecast of crude production in 2025 to 6.4 million barrels per day - 1 million barrels more than were pumped in 2010.
Previously, the EIA had projected the U.S. would peak at 6 million barrels in 2022. - "Houston Chronicle" Feb., 2012

Beaver moon, moon before the swamps freeze...

The moon to set beaver traps...
Moon before the swamps freeze
This language removed by GOP demand 

...There is not conclusive evidence, however, to substantiate a clear relationship between the 65-year steady reduction in the top tax rates and economic growth. Analysis of such data suggests the reduction in the top tax rates have had little association with saving, investment, or productivity growth. However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution. The share of income accruing to the top 0.1% of U.S. families increased from 4.2% in 1945 to 12.3% by 2007 before falling to 9.2% due to the 2007-2009 recession. The evidence does not suggest necessarily a relationship between tax policy with regard to the top tax rates and the size of the economic pie, but there may be a relationship to how the economic pie is sliced...(click here for the full report)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Protesters oppose Islamic Egyptian dictator

Youthful protesters are in the streets of Cairo today, making known their opposition to an edict issued by the dictator who two years ago replaced Hosni Mubarak.

While an Islamic council drafts a new constitution for the troubled nation, President Mohammed Morsi sought to seize all judicial power from the court system, a stance he backed off of on Monday in a reported effort to maintain the influence of the Islamic council.

Judges, legislators, Arab Spring movement protesters and the U.S. Department of State erupted in protest over the edict.

The president's attempt to spread oil on the waters fell on deaf ears Monday. No one believes him.

C'estla guerre. Vive la liberté. Cherchez la femme, etc.(click here for more feelthy peectures)

- The Legendary 

Paris blues, funky blues, bleu en bleu in bleu, blue...

Win one, won - Peace, baby, comin' at you in stereo...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fiscal cliff poll shows folks consider pols "spoiled kids"

Two-thirds of people questioned in a CNN/ORC International survey say that the U.S. would face a crisis or major problems if the country went off the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year, and if that happened, Republicans in Congress would probably receive the greater share of the blame.


The poll also indicates that more than seven in ten Americans call for compromise on this issue, but they are pessimistic about that actually happening, with two-thirds predicting that Washington officials will act like "spoiled children," not "responsible adults," in the upcoming negotiations. - CNN

Perpetual crisis and the politics of the blame game

Of the necessity of the wager and Cyber Monday...

A rational game theory for the ages and the ageless
Blaise Pascal, mathematician, tax farmer-collector, philosopher
M . Pascal's wager - The philosophy uses the following logic (excerpts from Pensées, part III, §233):
"God is, or He is not"
A Game is being played... where heads or tails will turn up.
According to reason, you can defend either of the propositions.
You must wager. (It's not optional.)
Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing.
Wager, then, without hesitation that He is. (...) There is here an infinity of an infinitely happy life to gain, a chance of gain against a finite number of chances of loss, and what you stake is finite. And so our proposition is of infinite force, when there is the finite to stake in a game where there are equal risks of gain and of loss, and the infinite to gain...

Avanti! A little traveling music, folks:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fussin', fightin', cussin', cryin', and carrying on - yeah

Make them live up to their own rules? Impossible!

As Alexis De Tocqueville demonstrated convincingly, sometimes a foreigner can visit these shores and see clearly aspects of our society that remain unquestioned, unexamined, and unnoticed by Americans. - Thomas Lifson, the “American Thinker.” 

Alinsky's Rule Number 4 reads: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. 

You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

Two reasons why governments are inherently corrupt

To me, this is the problem: The essence of government – the characteristic that sets it apart from all other institutions – is that it has the legalized privilege of using brute force on persons who have not harmed anyone. Overtly or covertly, this privilege backs almost everything government does.

Who would not be corrupted by the use of this power? Please, give me the person's name.

Here is another way to look at political power. There are two laws taught by all religions: Do all you have agreed to do, which is the basis of contract law… And do not encroach on other persons or their property, which is the basis of tort law and some criminal law.

Political power is the privilege of violating these laws.

Who would not be corrupted by this?- - Richard J. Maybury (excerpted from Stansberry Associates)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Love your country but don't trust your government?

Don't like Obamacare? Check it out...
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Three forms of nullification as allowed by the 9th and 10th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blind Willie McTell with the Statesboro Blues...

There is a tie that binds us to our homes...

Pass them pasteboards for me to shuffle every time before you deal, and if it's anything wrong, I must see...
I have often used the comparison that merely to speak of love considering particularly the talking that goes on in the theosophical movement-is like standing in front of a stove and preaching that it shall grow hot, this being its duty as a stove. Even the best of sermons concerning its responsibilities as a stove will not make it grow hot. It will grow hot, however, if we put some wood in it and put a match to it. Basically that is how it is with all preaching of human love, and such preaching will prove hardly more successful when directed at men than a sermon directed at the stove, telling it to grow hot. Such preaching has been done at all times and the results can be seen. But anything that is not mere knowledge of the spiritual world, not mere idea, mere word, but is instead something alive, something active in the word, that is the wood we give to our soul, and it will burn if it is rightly taken in by the soul. This can be learned particularly from conflicts like the present one.

Black Friday? Charge – it!

IBM is running a cloud-based tracking service that indicates when and how consumers are ordering on-line. This year's trend is showing an all-day Thanksgiving buying spree, where last year, 2011 consumers began to rummage on-line “post pie” following the Thanksgiving feast.

It's important because the Black Friday sales day is actually starting in the middle of the day this year, rather than in the wee hours of the day following Turkey Day.
Early data from IBM Smarter Commerce show that as of noon EST, online sales for Thanksgiving are up 14.3 percent from last year, with just over a quarter that is – 25 percent - of consumers using a mobile device to visit a retailer's site, up from 15.8 percent in 2011.
According to IBM analysts, many shoppers are locating the items they want, going to stores and trying them on, then finding better deals on-line. Mature shoppers are using their laptops while watching games from their couches, while younger consumers are doing a two-screen search, using both laptops and phones simultaneously.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome home, welcome, welcome to our town...

Behold: National Take an Indian to Lunch Day...

A nation of boat people in a wilderness

Dig this. The government hath founded a particular website that makes it easy to set forth upon this continent and navigate toward the promised land.

Some call it welfare, others call it orientation. Why does Uncle Sam do it?

Would you believe, because he can?

First Thanksgiving a study in grim attrition

'A typical English harvest feast' 

The 'first Thanksgiving' was hardly the first, according to historians on both sides of the Atlantic. The rivaled first observances were actually typical of an autumnal English custom - for boat people.

The thanks offered to Providence were held in observance of the withering attrition of previous winters. Disease, pestilence and outright exposure claimed the lives of nearly 50 percent.

A best guess of what Mayflower's 180-ton burthen was like
Of the original 102 emigrants who arrived at Plymouth on the Mayflower, 45 died during the first winter of 1620-1621. Only 4 adult women survived out of an original 18. At least one of them perished due to the perils of childbirth, according to the diarist Edward Winslow.

He remembered the 3-day feast in this way. “Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together.”

The annual arrival of migratory geese and ducks was so plentiful that within a few hours, they had harvested enough in the marshes and ponds of the area to feed the entire population for the long weekend party, Mr. Winslow remembered fondly.

It was nothing new. The English had for many centuries observed the successful harvests of September and October, and in the American colonies, the charter of the Berkeley Hundred – a commercial plantation of about 8,000 acres - required an observance of its foundation day in May of 1607. Located about 20 miles upstream of Jamestown on the north bank of the river, that colony recorded its first Thanksgiving feast in 1610.

Massachusetts Bay
But that was only after native Americans had massacred the biggest part of their numbers, and the colonists withdrew to more secure grounds near Jamestown, downstream.

The grim reality at Plymouth was that a despised minority of separatists who protested the religious customs and taxations practiced by the Crown and the nobility were hounded, and ultimately exiled into a wilderness where they faced a nearly certain death by starvation and exposure - had it not been for a single factor.

As carriers of every viral load that had for many centuries swept the European continent, they unintentionally wiped out the previously unexposed native population with such common diseases as measles and smallpox. There were only about 90 of the Wampanoag tribe, the “eastern people,” or the “people of the dawn,” left to help enjoy the harvest of a crop of squash, peas, and yams they and their neighbors had planted earlier in the year.
Similarly, the new tribesmen, the surviving English settlers, moved right in to take shelter in the newly vacated housing built by the natives before they perished from diseases for which they had no immunity.

There had simply been no time to build their own.

Their benefactor, a native American slave named Squanto who had learned their language while in captivity on the auld sod, taught them how to fish and to fertilize each seed planted with the bones, guts and skin of a sea bass or a cod.

A public domain engraving from "The Pilgrim's Progress"
The traditional images and feel-good themes of Turkey Day? Chalk all that up to a highly commercial press distributed by a non-profit postal service over highly subsidized railroads that advertised over three centuries the agricultural products of a brave new world.

And them came radio.

Thanksgiving is known among historians, biologists, agronomists, epidemiologists, and economists as that most typically American holiday, fostered and promoted by growers, shippers, grocers, advertising agents, publishers, and broadcasters.

The turkey?

A domesticated shadow of its wild species, bred and grown to serve as a loss leader in a market of trimmings that includes everything from the kerosene it takes to catch the sky chariot and get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, to the computers and big screen televisions importers air freight into big box distributorships so consumers can keep up with the game results of that most corporate form of ritual combat ever played by professionals and their farm teams, the land grant universities – football.

With apologies to Howard Zinn, et. al. - The Legendary

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lost causes and the right to know...

You're invisible now, you got no secrets...

Why is this story still being told,why? Is it against the law, then forget about it,the citizens do not care.

I disagree. What are you prepared to do about it? - The Legendary
Six Shooter Junction – Funny kind of place, Jerusalem on the Brazos.
You go after what is public information anywhere else in Texas, and you are told you have to fill out this form, pay a fee – and guess what? You still get nothing.
The lap dog press and the broadcasters get their fill of bleeds to lead dirty linen and all the lurid details about what happens on the other side of the tracks. No one else. Gotta run a merchandising medium for folks who have a line of credit and meet a payroll selling sundries, groceries, cars, refrigerators and televisions, you see. No one else need apply.
The Legendary Jim Parks
That's a dead tip-off, a sure sign that you're dealing with a closed city populated by people who don't believe in a free and open society. An ultra-law and order environment in which the folks have no respect for the law, and there is no order when it comes to public information. Ultra-Republican, ultra-conservative, to be sure, but resembling the worst of the worst of the bad old days of Democratic Party politics in the land of cotton. Hard to tell the difference. Company town. 
It kind of got going when the BATFE hit the Branch Davidian compound, got all shot up, and the FBI burned the place down after a long siege. Ask the veteran camera man they picked up every Friday afternoon for a quick trip downtown to see the secret police. Yeah. A little attitude check. Never charged him with a crime, but they made his bosses' insurance carrier settle out of court for multi-millions – and all they did was go out to cover a story. The owners of the newspaper hauled off and sold out to a conservative real estate operator. Same story.
Kind of medieval. Very like a whale, m'lord.
Asked if he thinks that's when the worm turned, the old boy nodded, said, yes. “There ain't no first amendment any more.” He's right. Just ask the evangelical Christians. They'll tell you.
What did Sinclair Lewis call it, Century City and Gophers Corners, all the prairie venues where Babbitry was in full swing?
A tight, dry, polite, cruel smile of a town. Yeah. The kind of place run by a clique of a half-dozen little old men from the board room of some bank.
If there is a patron saint of lost causes – and there is – he is looking down, laughing at the antics of The Legendary and his sidekick, R.S. Gates.
R.S. Gates has decided he wants to see reports generated by the Sheriff of McLennan County, Larry Lynch, regarding twice-monthly inspections of the privately-operated jails run by CEC, Inc. The Jack Harwell Detention Center is an economic development project. The old downtown lockup next door to the Courthouse has been closed two and a half years.
The Sheriff says there are no such reports. Can't fill the request.

R.S. Gates says the Sheriff gets $1,000 per month to make inspections, supervise these operations, and file reports. But as late as just the other day, there was no information available as to why prisoners can't be held in the old jail, no reports available as to why the Federal Bureau of Prisons took prisoners held for Immigration and Customs (ICE) cops.

So he appealed to the Criminal District Attorney, Abel Reyna, for a finding, for his opinion on the matter. Mr. Reyna has not responded. Come Wednesday, the statutory amount of time allotted to get the answer will have expired. Next stop for R.S. Gates, the Attorney General's office.
We will see.
This is what his complaint says:
To: The Honorable Abel Reyna
Criminal District Attorney
McLennan County
From: R.S. Gates
Re: Complaint filed under Texas Government Code Chapter 552.3215
Mr. Reyna,

On September 28 2012, R.S. Gates, hereafter complainant, filed a public information act request for public information related to the Sheriffs'contractual obligation to conduct inspections at the privately run jail facilities in McLennan County.

On October 12, 2012 complainant received a response from Sheriff Lynch indicating no information existed which was responsive to the request. (see attachment LL Response10-12-2012.pdf)

The contract for facilities operation reads the Sheriff or his designee shall conduct a thorough on-site inspection of the Facility no less than twice during each month.

The Sheriff receives compensation for his oversight responsibilities.

Complainant believes a reasonable person would believe some record would exist if the Sheriff or his designee were actually performing the duties for which the Sheriff is contractually obligated to perform and for which the Sheriff is personally compensated.

Complainant alleges Sheriff Larry Lynch violated the Texas Public Information Act by withholding public information responsive to the request.

Complainant alleges Sheriff Larry Lynch violated the Texas Public Information Act by failing to display the required sign. Complainant attached correspondence with the Sheriff's Office from 2010 (see attachment Sheriff PIA Notice 9-16-2010.pdf) where complainant advised the department
designee of the violation. See attachment "Sign.jpg"

Complainant acknowledges 552.3215 only provides for a determination based on the alleged violation of the Act.

Complainant acknowledges the section provides no obligation for the District Attorney to pursue criminal or civil action on behalf of the complainant and anything beyond a determination is the sole discretion of the District Attorney. Complaining is not requesting anything other than a determination if there was a violation of the Act.

Complainant asks the District Attorney to consider the following but acknowledges the District Attorney is under no obligation to even consider information unrelated to the alleged violation.

Larry Lynch has been contractually obligated to perform two inspections a month for almost 12 years. Not only was he obligated by the contract he signed, he was compensated $1,000.00 a month for his oversight
responsibility. The Jack Harwell facility has repeatedly failed jail inspections in spite of the required inspections.

Buddy Skeen was sentenced to jail for defrauding taxpayers of approx $1,400.00 while Larry has been paid more than $100,000.00 for the inspections for which he reports no records exist.

Johnny Pace has been in jail for 6 months. He was arrested by the Sheriff's Department for taking money to perform a service which he allegedly failed to perform.


3/26/2012 THFT OF 50 OR MORE <500 11-3210="11-3210" font="font" m2011-0060.1-arnj="m2011-0060.1-arnj" mso="mso">

3/26/2012 THFT >1500 <20000 11-2900="11-2900" f2011-0080.1-arnj="f2011-0080.1-arnj" font="font" mso="mso">

3/26/2012 THFT OVER 50 BUT <500 11-1053="11-1053" font="font" m2011-0019.1-arnj="m2011-0019.1-arnj" mso="mso">

3/26/2012 THEFT >500 <1500 11-2609="11-2609" font="font" m2011-0050.1-arnj="m2011-0050.1-arnj" mso="mso">

3/26/2012 THFT BY DECEPT >500 <1500 11-2714="11-2714" font="font" m2011-0054.1-arnj="m2011-0054.1-arnj" mso="mso"> Relevant part starts at 2:44

Sincerely submitted,
R.S. Gates

Went back in the files and found this picture of old Anonymous: (see comments)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mudcracker, rising with the Beat and 40,000 headmen

It seems like only a month ago, he was running around breaking balls and hassling the cops about riding his skateboard at the mall. What a kid. They play Saturday at Hempen Hill Bar B Q in Hagerstown, Md., and various other spots around the country. - The Legendary

Bright lights, big city, goin' to my baby's head...

Click image for the big picture, folks
Blue, bleu - Monday morning blues...
The venue: The Porch at Blue Moon Saloon and Guesthouse: AJ Primeaux, Doug Nicko & Co., do a Jimmy reed tune from the capital of Cajun country, Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Jimmy Reed of South Dallas and Deep Ellum fame,(click) wrote many a blues hit, including "Bright Lights, Big City..." and "Goin' Upside Your Head."(click here for the good news, y'all)