Trump Found Texas

February 07, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Asset forfeiture is a damn mess in Texas.  Law enforcement can seize the property of those arrested for a crime and have not been found guilty.  That means that they can take your stuff without due process.

Law enforcement says it really, really helps them with convicting drug dealers and terrorists.

Yeah, but … it would also help them convict me if I was arrested with trumped up (see what I did there?) charges. If they took all my assets, I couldn’t hire a lawyer or an investigator, eat actual food before trial, or pay the electricity bill.

The sheriff of Rockwall County, Texas (think suburb of Dallas) went to the White House and met with Trump.  Trump loves asset forfeiture and, coincidently, so does the sheriff.

Trump announced to the public at this meeting that he would like to know the name of the state senator supporting reforming asset forfeiture …

 “President Donald Trump invited the sheriff of a small Texas County to ‘destroy’ the career of a state senator who sought to ban a controversial law enforcement practice by naming the lawmaker during a White House meeting.”

The issue is being debated in the Texas State Senate. Republican State Senator Konni Burton and Democratic State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa are the two people leading this fight in the Texas Senate.

Being that Konni represents a district near the sheriff’s county, and she is the Republican fighting for due process, it’s most likely that Konni is the one who Trump wants to destroy. Of course, Konni is a woman so destroying her puts another notch in Trump’s belt.

Sumbitch.

Look, I am no Konni Burton cheerleader. She’s anti-choice and kisses up to Greg Abbott, but for Trump to use the White House to “destroy” a damn state senator he doesn’t even know, is … yeah, crazy. It’s crazy.

I don’t think Trump meant Democratic State Senator Chuy Hinojosa.  Chu is a damn American hero and Trump couldn’t touch him with a fifty foot pole. In fact, Chuy might use “Trump wants to destroy me” on his campaign literature.

Thanks to Kyle for the heads up.

Today

January 31, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Today is the previously scheduled “Muslim Day” at the state capitol.  They’ve been having it for several years, including the time one Republican state representative made any Muslims visiting her office pledge allegiance to America before they could talk to her staff.

My friend Vickie, who is Jewish, is there today and sent me this fabulous picture.

 

“Today and every day I stand with my Muslim brothers and sisters.”

— Vickie Vogel

And my friends Pam and Hazel sent these ….

 

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I wish I could be with them today.  They are what makes America great.

 

Texas, I Love Yew: First Best Texas Breaking News of 2017

January 01, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So, I took a break from taking down the Christmas decorations and this comes to my mailbox …

Mando is a ten year veteran of the Texas House and is also a firefighter and paramedic.

He’s in stable condition and is texting people.  That’s a hard-headed man, Honey.

Get well soon, Mando.

 

Well, Yeah, I Mean, It Worked So Damn Good Before

December 28, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

In a bill that should be named the Lawyer Full Employment Act, Fort Worth Republican State Representative (already cringing, huh?) Matt Krause is filing a bill to do away with no-fault divorce in Texas.

Yeah, divorce should be a battle, with finger pointing, blame, recriminations, drama, and tons of lawyer time, dammit. It should also be as hard on the kids as possible.

Krause also wants to extend the waiting period from 90 days to 180 days because a fella might need another 90 days to convince his wife that she needs some beating.  And the lawyer needs more money.

Krause is a graduate of Christian Heritage College and Liberty University Law School.  Yeah, surprise, surprise, he’s a lawyer.

He says the bill will keep families together.  How, you ask?  One of his supporters, summed it up:

“It may lower the amount of people getting a divorce because I think they will learn to not be able to afford it.”

Yeah, only rich people should be allowed to divorce.