Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Geraldo Rivera Takes on Hurricane Ike-Ike Wins

September 13, 2008
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Having solved all other crimes, Fire Marshall in Texas arrests woman for using profanity. No, I’m f**king serious.

August 14, 2008

A 28-yr. old woman was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct. Her crime? Swearing. Yes, Houston area residents can breathe easier knowing that foul-mouthed heathens everywhere are cowering in fear. I’m sure none of us here have ever heard a public safety official swear, right? Nah…..

Capt. Alfred Decker, the La Marque assistant fire marshal, ticketed, then arrested the young woman for swearing in Wal-Mart. Tropical Storm Edouard was quickly approaching so the woman, upon finding all batteries gone, exclaimed, “They’re all f**king gone,” to her mother standing next to her. Thank goodness that Capt. Alfred Decker was on the scene. He issued her a citation and then arrested her.

The reaction of La Marque Fire Chief Todd Zacherl to the arrest of a woman for using profanity:

“When you’re in uniform, you have to uphold the laws,” the fire chief said. “It’s like if he was on the way home and saw a drunk driver — he had to act.

Apparently Fire Chief Todd Zacherl has never heard of discretion……Look, let’s just call this what it is. A public official overreacting and abusing his authority. Rather than admit any wrongdoing, the Fire Dept. chooses to try and save face by acting like this was the right thing to do.

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(funny side note..if you click on the link, you’ll notice in the URL that the term “SprawlMart” is used, probably referring to Wal-Mart, the epitome of evil to anti-capitalists and those who have no understanding of true economics. Cheeky little web masters)

Texas (big surprise) police raid swingers’ club with guns drawn to stop consenting adults from having sex

July 23, 2008

Well, I’m sure everyone is so much safer now.  Moral busybodies….<sighs>.  Does anyone else think that police preventing people from exercising their free will over their own bodies, either through sex or drug usage, must really cost a pretty penny?  It’s for your safety!

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DUNCANVILLE – Police raided a notorious swingers’ club Saturday night, confiscating personal property from more than 50 people who were there.

Duncanville police executed a search warrant at the club, the Cherry Pit, which has been the subject of a Duncanville ordinance that bans sex clubs.

No one was arrested.

“They had guns drawn when they busted down the door,” said Ed Klein, the Cherry Pit’s attorney. “You’d have thought this was some kind of meth lab.”

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance was scheduled to be heard this week, but was postponed.

The search warrant alleges violations of the city ordinance, including operating a sex club in a residential neighborhood.

Jim Trulock, 59, and Julie M. Norris, 30, operate the club at their house in the 1300 block of North Cedar Ridge Drive.

City officials have said that the club is a public nuisance that is “detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the city of Duncanville.”

Duncanville officials declined to be interviewed this afternoon, but did issue a news release.

“The Cherry Pit, located in a Duncanville neighborhood, is advertised as a swingers’ club and has been previously cited for violating the City of Duncanville Code of Ordinances,” it said.

Mr. Trulock has received 10 citations, five for operating a sex club and five for operating a sexually oriented business without a license, city public information officer Tonya Lewis said.

Duncanville police said this afternoon that they were still cataloguing the evidence collected. The city wasn’t releasing details about what was found, but Mr. Klein said wallets, credit cards and purses were confiscated.

Mr. Klein said guests were photographed, and police took their work information before letting them go early Sunday morning.

UFO group uses FOIA’s on FAA. Resulting documentation shows a UFO traveling over 2000 mph was captured on radar.

July 15, 2008

FORT WORTH, Texas — An enormous aircraft without transponders traveling up to 2,100 mph — at one time zooming toward President Bush’s Crawford ranch — is similar to the mysterious object dozens reported seeing, according to radar documents examined by a group that studies unidentified flying objects.

“This shows ample evidence of UFO activity,” said Kenneth Cherry, Texas director of the Mutual UFO Network, which has been studying phenomenon earlier this year in Stephenville and Dublin, about 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth. “They were turning at angles not possible by military aircraft.”

His organization, called MUFON, requested documents from the Federal Aviation Administration, nearby military bases and other agencies under the Freedom of Information Act.

FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said Monday that he had not seen the radar information provided to MUFON and could not comment on it or the group’s interpretation of the data.

MUFON requested reports from the night of Jan. 8, when several dozen people in Texas dairy country — including a pilot, county constable, business owners and former air traffic controller — reported seeing a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast.

Some folks reported seeing military jets chasing it, which also was confirmed in the FAA radar documents.

After talking to witnesses, MUFON investigators ended up looking into 300 reported UFO sightings spanning several weeks and said most were probably planets, cloud formations or stars.

But Cherry said the FAA radar data, which was examined by a radar expert and an engineer who works with MUFON, indicates that some reports do not have logical explanations.

“When you look at that, combined with the witness reports — that’s as close to evidence of UFOs as I’ve seen,” he said.

The object was between 524 feet and 1,000 feet long, according to a MUFON report released earlier this month. It’s unclear if radar picked up the same object at different times or more than one object, Cherry said.

The object was within 10 miles of Bush’s ranch about 8 p.m., but the president was not there that night. MUFON only requested information until 8 p.m. that night, so it’s unclear where the object went after that.

At times when radar picked up a slow-moving object and fast-moving object, it was at the same time and place as witnesses’ accounts, according to the report. At one time, the object accelerated to 532 mph in about 30 seconds and decelerated to 49 mph in 10 seconds, the report stated, based on radar information.

“The authors cannot comment on the source or origin of this object, but it is clear to the authors that the unknown object was real and not imaginary,” they said in the MUFON report.

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Larry King interviewed witnesses from Texas as well as the History Channel’s UFO Hunters. Ck. out the video below.

Pizza Patron-We’ll knock a robber out cold in 3 minutes or less or it’s free!

July 13, 2008

Piece of garbage tries to rob a Pizza Patron in Denton, Texas (while wearing a terrible wig, I might add). Clerk knocks him out. Knockout is great, plus the piece of garbage that tried to steal was caught with the help of 4 average citizens who actually did something instead of waiting for the police to save them.

Awesome video

This is why you pay attention to the height warnings on bridges, overhangs

July 13, 2008

Amazingly there were no injuries. A man was in the truck with his 10 yr. old son.

Homeless guy shows some creativity and initiative in latest attempt to avoid working.

July 6, 2008

More on this sign here.

The Petty Police State in Dallas, Texas

June 23, 2008

From Common Sense with Paul Jacob

Petty Police State

June 19, 2008

Could the most important thing one does for one’s community be to send a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution to local politicians and police?

Some officers in the Dallas Police Department are doing things against the letter and the spirit of our laws. After writing a traffic ticket up, and getting the signature, too many on the force then add on infractions.

Gretchen West was stopped for a burned-out tail light. She took away her ticket for $220. And paid. Then she got a letter in the mail, saying she owed an extra $378 for failing to wear a seatbelt and driving without her headlights on.

But, but . . . the officer had not mentioned those alleged violations!

The Dallas Morning News informs us that an assistant city attorney documented about a dozen cases like this in recent months.

This weird twist on ex post facto law is Kafkaesque, actually, the kind of thing you’d expect from a police state.

Now, I know: Dallas, Texas, today, is a better place to live in than was Moscow, USSR, circa 1950. The Soviets set in place a totalitarian police state.

Here in America, when our rulers and enforcers forget the importance of the rule of law, and the primacy of citizen liberties, they tend to set up not totalitarian police states but petty ones.

Sure, the pettiness is a bit of a relief. But it’s just not the American way.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

And, according to Pegasus News, you can now pay your tickets, legitimate and (allegedly) fabricated online. How convenient!

Paying traffic citations is now a lot more convenient, thanks to the City of Dallas Court Services new e-Payment System.

“We want to give customers every possible opportunity to pay their tickets,” said Director of Court and Detention Services Gloria Carter. “We’re pleased to be able to offer this online option, which we believe will make paying traffic citations simpler and more convenient.”

To pay citations online, visit www.dallascityhall.com and click on “other tickets” in the left hand margin. After reading the “Terms and Conditions” page, click on “Make Payment” at the bottom of the page and enter the information on the citation. The system will provide a total due and accept payment by credit card or personal/business check.

This 24 hour convenience is in addition to the 24 hour, seven days a week window operation for handling Class C Misdemeanors at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center Lobby , 111 W. Commerce.

Courage

June 20, 2008

A 1956 photograph by Joe Scherschel, taken in Texarkana, Tex., shows an almost Norman Rockwell-esque young black couple, leaning on a car hood with their schoolbooks. The horizon is a line of menacing white protesters.

Photo: Joe Scherschel, via High Museum of Art

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Dirty windshield art

June 16, 2008

Artist Scott Wade turns ordinary, dirt-covered cars into his canvases.

Click link to see a slide show of his work renditions of Albert Einstein and the painting “American Gothic.” Good stuff.