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Fort Worth Officer Smoked Pot in Police Car

A citizen saw him sitting there in his patrol car, smoking pot, and turned him in.

Perhaps FW should run an IQ test for all  incoming new hires.

Fort Worth Cop Smoked Dope On Duty

Fort Worth Cop Arrested in Drug Sting

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David Brown, Dallas’s New COP

He won out over 5 other guys under consideration for the same appointment. One of them as far away as Louisville Kentucky.

David Brown spent the last 5 years working second in command to the current Chief, who’s imminent retirement demands a new chief be named to replace him.

Chief Brown is from Texas, actually born/raised in a Dallas suburb. His stake is here, along with his fam and friends.You don’t get any more real/local/native than that. Brown is a hardliner, a by-the-book man. I imagine he’ll do very well. And with all the scandals involving Dallas law enforcement and city council members over the past few years, Dallas needs a good name and a good rep.

Some articles just released on Mr. Brown’s appointment:

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Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Voice

The Conservative Monster.com: NRA: The Truth About Arms Trafficking in Mexico

I’ve been keeping a distubed eye on the murders/kidnappings along the Border for a couple of years now. It moved onto US soil and really started heating up last year with the arrests made up north.

This video shows the political side of the mess going on along the Border.

The Conservative Monster.com: NRA: The Truth About Arms Trafficking in Mexico.

DFW Quakes & Drilling Procedures

In an article released Wednesday (March 11th) by our local NBC affiliate online news source, the author cites the findings of two studies by local universities that present a theory on the cause of at least some of the earthquakes that North Texas has been experiencing.

The article states that both SMU and UT have conducted the same studies and drawn similar conclusions. The studies seem to indicate that the quakes may not be linked to the actual drilling, but to the procedure done after the drilling, the disposal of the waste water used during the drilling process.

Waste water is injected deep into the earth after it’s no longer needed. Studies are showing that the quakes are found at the same depth as the waste water disposal depth.

Read the full article here.

Another Minor Earthquake In N Texas

“A small earthquake rattled houses in Cleburne and surrounding cities Tuesday, but caused no damage or injuries.”

The article I’m taking this from stated that this was the FOURTH earthquake for this area in the past year. When I researched this recently, only 2 were on file with the Institute for Geophysics at UT down in Austin, and the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey website). So . . . where did those other two come from? The article didn’t expound. (bummer)

We’ve gone from never having had one, in all of recorded history, to now having 3 (4 according to the article). The first occurred this past October, and now the 2 latest quakes took place a little over 2 weeks apart!

Thankfully they were all small in scale, and didn’t do any damage. But the big question on my mind is, WHY? Why are having them? Something must be causing them. The only activity affecting that deep would be the intense drilling going on all around the Metroplex now.

And please don’t misunderstand me, I am not against drilling. That is unless it was going to cause some serious damage to our ecological system or certainly to our people. (God forbid)

The article I’ve quoted from here, and linked to, says unequivocally that the quakes aren’t due to the drilling (RIGHT)

Well, if that’s true, then what on earth COULD be causing it? (I’m still leaning toward the drilling.) Common sense tells us there is definitely a reason for the earthquakes ocurring. Someone really needs to find out soon.

I imagine we’ll see more earthquakes getting closer together. And I’m afraid that we’ll start to see some stronger ones that actually do damage, before they find out (or admit ) the cause.

Mild or not, the very idea of earthquakes occurring where they haven’t occurred before (and I’ve been in Fort Worth all my life)  gives me a sense of unease that this is a very bad sign. I am SO hoping I’m wrong.

Texas Woman Told US Flag Is Offensive

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A local woman, in the DFW Metroplex area, was forced to remove Old Glory from her office because of a complaint made by a co-worker who is an immigrant to the U.S.

The woman’s supervisor removed her flag and placed it on the FLOOR, adding insult to injury. This took place right before the Memorial Day weekend no less (adding further insult to injury).

Debbie McLucas, a supervisor at Kindred hospital in Mansfield, Texas had a 3’x5’ flag hanging in an office that she shares with the other 3 hospital supervisors. One of which was the complainer and is also an immigrant here from Africa.

This is both unbelievable and OUTRAGEOUS!

The one who complained was the one who took it upon herself to remove the flag and then laid it down on the floor. That is inexcusable behavior and gross misconduct! This goes against protocol and is a slap in the face to our military, their families, and every American patriot. It is a most grievous insult, and should be treated as such.

“When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. ‘I was just totally speechless. I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,’ McLucas said.

McLucas’ husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. McLucas said that supervisor took down the flag herself.”

Incidentally, I submitted a comment, but it called me Anonymous. I didn’t see a place to sign in. My comment is the one that starts with “Shame, shame, SHAME . . . . “ I’ll figure out how to sign in and repost under my name. I’m not ashamed to tell the truth.

I hope that enough people will take offense at this and let Kindred know it. We need to be showing support for our country and our troops, esp at a time when our current administration is doing SO much to undermine our country and our troops.

Used to, immigrants to our shores were so very THANKFUL and GRATEFUL to be allowed to come live here, in a land where they could prosper and do better for themselves than what their previous prospects had been. They would join the military and took GREAT pride in displaying the American flag and in participating in acts of freedom granted to them by being citizens of these United States of America!

Now we have a bunch of spoiled rotten little babies on the bottle,  that are not only fault-finding grumbling murmurers, but also most ungracious and unappreciative. This type of person really should consider leaving America and moving somewhere else entirely. Let them go to France or better yet–CUBA!

U.S. Flag Found on Floor After Immigrant Complains

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/US-Flag-Found-on-Floor-After-Emigrant-Complains.html

Supervisor Asks Woman To Take Down American Flag

http://cbs11tv.com/local/patriotism.at.office.2.1020415.html

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Obama Deems Steelers More Important than 100 Kindergarteners

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The kindergarteners from Stafford County, VA were scheduled to have their field trip to the White House to meet with the President Thursday morning (May 14th).

Due to traffic circumstances the kids were 10 minutes late (ONLY ten minutes folks).  But Obama’s staff told them that he was too busy getting ready for his meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers to meet with them. (Wow, get a load of those priorities. Don’t you think that’s kind of messed up? I know I do.)

TEN minutes late.  So . . . was he only planning to give the kindergartners 10 minutes of his time to begin with????? What is UP with THAT?

Then the spin doctors tried to smooth over the appearance of it all to the press, by saying that Obama had planned to create care packages for U.S. troops with the Steelers players—Yeah sure, THAT’s what it was—of course Obama AND the Steelers are just so much more important than those little children that had been planning this trip for months and paid for a charter bus to take them to the White House.  Understandably the kids were crushed. (PRI-OR-I-TIES)

In all honesty, I’m sure the Pittsburgh Steelers would’ve been more than happy to allow him time to spend with the kids for probably an entire hour. In fact, most of your sports figures take active part in working with local kids to encourage them. I’ll bet if asked, the Steelers players would’ve been happy to meet with the little tykes along WITH (or without)  Obama.

The way these things go, the blame will be cast all about by the spin doctors—on everybody else under the sun—but the plain truth is that Obama is at fault here. He knew what he was doing, and he dissed the kids without any thought for their feelings. But this is in keeping with his personality (that many people are not aware of).

He really doesn’t care (even though we were led to believe so). Just keep paying attention, the truth always comes out in the end.

I’m going to classify this article under Odd & Bizarre (for lack of better title). It really is odd, and I think, unconsionable to treat those small children like the dregs in a tea cup. Understandably one of the parents was pretty miffed.

I’ll bet most of the other parents were as well. It was ridculous–and don’t let him get away with blame-shifting on this–there is not a good excuse–he made a judgment call from his heart.  It was a poor judgment call, like several other poor judgment calls our current administration has made so far.