Texas Politician Organizes Posse to Play Cowboys and Mexicans

August 09, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

A former member of the Texas Legislature and current Republican nominee for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, has himself some powerful strong feelings.  By his own admission, he does not have much knowledge but boy howdy! his feelings run deep.

Sid especially doesn’t like what’s happening on the border.  He doesn’t live there, of course.  The truth is that Sid Miller lives closer to Tulsa, Oklahoma, than he does Laredo, closer to Roswell, New Mexico, than Brownsville, and a helluva lot closer to Wichita, Missouri, than El Paso.  Lawmakers who actually live on the border aren’t worried by bygawd Sid Miller is.

So much so that he issued this statement:

“I’m not a lawyer, I don’t know what the legal definition of ‘invasion’ is … but in this cowboy’s definition, we’re being invaded.”

One of my state representative friends once told me, “Ole Sid would have to study-up to be an imbecile.”

1375309_1427326840822816_1031310023_n-300x300However, Sid has an idea to solve this invasion problem.

“We should invoke Article 1, Section 10 of the United States Constitution, which talks about the federal government having the sole responsibility of securing our border, protecting our people … with one exception.  The last sentence of the Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution says that if a state is invaded or attacked, those rights also revert to the states to take matters into their own hands.”

Now I want you to ponder for a minute about what matters you would be willing to put in Sid Miller’s hands?  Hell, this is a man who can’t operate a dictionary.

I have to tell something else pretty disgusting about Sid Miller.  He’s a cruel sumbitch.

Miller, a rancher, received a warning from the American Quarter Horse Association last year for tethering three of his horses to the back of a trailer and exercising them by driving slowly in circles, a practice many consider dangerous, The Dallas Morning News reported in December.

And …

Miller, a former Republican representative from Stephenville, offered bills in 2003 and 2007 that would have allowed the sale of horse meat for consumption in foreign countries.

And he wants to go control the “invasion” on the border?  Hell, at least Mitt Romney just put Seamus on the roof of the car.  He didn’t eat him afterwards.

 

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32 Comments to “Texas Politician Organizes Posse to Play Cowboys and Mexicans”


  1. Once upon a time I owned a horse, a beautiful red mare with white markings. It was a totally sad day when I had to sell her cuz I couldn’t move her to my new location, but she went to a decent home. Anyone who would tie horses to the rear of his pick up and exercise them is one lazy sumbitch who has no business being in any kind of position requiring responsibility privately or publicly. Those horses had to endure exhaust emissions as well as being at risk of someone who could just plain speed up and kill them all. In short, I do not like anyone who would even think of doing that. Plus he’s got that dead giveaway $$it eating grin!

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  2. By looking at his picture, this fool has foundered himself at the feed trough, literally and figuratively, and he is looking for funding for another feeding. If he had ridden those poor horses to the public feed trough, he would have foundered them, judging by his size. As it is, they might not have escaped that fate. Being walked behind a vehicle can founder a horse and cause irreparable harm. Hmmm, I have a truck, I can drive in circles, better yet, I’ll take him all the way to Laredo…just looking for a big enough halter now.

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  3. Is there anything, anything at all, other than aging white men that the radical right is not afraid of?

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  4. PurpleGirl says:

    With that grin and that white hat, he looks like he trying to be J.R. Ewing. Just saying.

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  5. Or as someone I know says, “He’s an idiot studying to be an imbecile and flunking the course.”

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  6. Lorraine in Spring says:

    @Maggie

    I’m not a horse person but, I’ve met several over my lifetime and can clearly see that they have their own personalities and feelings.

    Unlike the vermin who claim to “love” them so much.

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  7. How do these guys manage drinking a glass of water without drowning? And why are there so many in Texas?

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  8. Dianne in PA says:

    He’s running for Ag Commissioner and this is all he knows about exercising horses??? If the Dem opponent isn’t using this to run satiric ads against him, he is missing one heck of a golden opportunity. I would make him the laughing stock of Texas [no pun intended].

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  9. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Pssssssst, Sid, horses prefer a gaucho, not a slouch-o.

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  10. What is genuinely sad, I read Texas politician organizes posse to play cowboys and Indians and my first reaction was, “What, another one?”

    Long as y’all understand, I’m from Missouri, and not throwing stones, too much glass around here.

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  11. I read the headline and my first reaction was, “What else is new?” I would say they need to boot him and the horse he rode in on out of office but I wouldn’t wish him on the horse!
    Not throwing stones, living in Missouri I can’t afford to do so, too much glass.

    Dianne, “laughing stock”. Ouch!

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  12. JJ: Wichita is in Kansas.
    Love ya!

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  13. JJ: Wichita is in Kansas.
    Love ya!

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  14. So Sid is a horse rancher….from Stephenville no less, known for rodeoing….hmmmm…The four beautiful horses who live across the street from us here in rural Middle TN have 30 acres to run free; plus the 4-5 close neighbor doggies love to run with the horses….nobody cares and the horses and doggies are all buddies and play ‘horsie-doggie’ games. People open their gates so none of them get hurt from the fences. Quite fun to watch! It is a whole lot healthier for the horses and dogs who are in clean grass playing in clean air. The horses also have a very nice barn for nights and bad weather and all the doggies are ‘housedogs’ so they go home to be inside at nights and after wearing themselves out ‘playing’ like the beloved pets they are! Why yes, they do have a horse trough as well as doggie troughs full of water from the stream. It is quite peaceful and enjoyable, unlike what Sid does to abuse his horses.

    Sid ought to come out here and see how people who love animals treat them. No exhaust fumes, ropes, harnesses necessary.

    ISTG Repigs just don’t want anyone to or any animal to be treated with love and kindness.

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  15. Article 1, section 10 says, in part:

    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

    Seems that if the imminent danger would not admit of delay, then the Congress could have done something about it before they skedaddled for a month. They don’t seem to think it’s all that urgent.

    But rightwingers are so damn scared of everything and everybody that they want to walk into WalMart armed, blow away anybody who pounds on their door for help in the middle of the night, and start a war against unarmed children before exhausting all other possibilities.

    Why are they so scared? Is it just their leaders telling them that they’re being attacked by everything under the sun, and they don’t have the sense to find out whether it’s true?

    Man, I’m glad I don’t have to live in their pointy little heads. It’s dark and ugly in there.

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  16. Nancy Yates says:

    I live in Sid’s old district and I can’t imagine why he hasn’t been lambasted by his stupid history. Take for instance his fine by the Texas Ethics Commission and they don’t fine anybody. Or the hush money I hear he paid to keep that girl quiet. It goes on and on. But my favorite line is from Texas Monthly. One year in their rankings of legislators, they wouldn’t even rank him. They just said he was part of the furniture at the Capitol. Exactly.

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  17. JJ: Wichita is in Kansas.
    Still a fur piece away.

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  18. Marge Wood says:

    Honey, Sid’s gotta take advantage of any talkin’ point he can grab hold of, and Article 1 just sounds so good. I mean, every other candidate is gettin’ mileage out of these children invading our country, why shouldn’t he. Besides, he rode a horse once (I guess that’s why he has a white cowboy hat) so that oughta make him an authority on something or other. You think?

    VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS.

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  19. This guy takes care of his horses the way Mitt Romney takes care of his dogs.

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  20. I put up a good rant but it didn’t post. Will try again.

    Somebody should tie this jackwagon behind a pickup and drive in circles. Maybe a little too fast.

    Article 1 section 10 says (in part):
    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

    If the invasion of unarmed children were an imminent danger not admitting of delay, maybe Congress should have done something before they skedaddled for a month, instead of telling Obama it’s in his lap.

    Why are rightwingers so afraid of everything and everybody that they want to walk into WalMart with loaded guns, shoot somebody who bangs on their door late at night to ask for help, and declare war on kids who hurry to give themselves up to the authorities as soon as they cross the border? Is it because rightwingers’ leaders instill fear to get themselves more followers? These people are scary because they’re so scared.

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  21. e platypus onion says:

    Bunny-do unto others,it’s only fair. Make hiz halter out of razor wire to gain hiz undivided attention. To make sure you don’t lose him,put a ring through his nose,as well.

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  22. Marcia in CO says:

    @PurpleGirl … someone shot J.R.

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  23. I know how Mittens got his dog up to the north woods but I am still wondering how did he get his horse home from the Olympics in London? Tie him on top of the airplane?

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  24. I hope Sid Miller & his posse come up against the gang from Operation Secure Our Border in the dark and they have the shootout that they both want so badly. If there are any survivors they can claim the Darwin awards for their fallen brothers.

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  25. Rhea,

    They are afraid because the number of people who disagree with them grows daily,
    They are afraid because they are outnumbered, they can no longer win the Presidency – legitimately,
    They are afraid because they are loosing the ideology war,
    They are afraid because if the occupy folks had actually been organized there would have been hell to pay,
    They are afraid because historicaly no society has been sustainable without a robust middle class and the Repubs have done their darnedest to get rid of ours,
    They are afraid because the Supremes said corporations are people and by extension people can go to jail (bets on how long it takes an enterprising lawyer to go there, GM, GM, anyone, anyone?)
    They are afraid because you can only oppress people for so long before they get angry and decide to DO SOMETHING.
    They are, in short, afraid because they should be.

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  26. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Deb, I won’t dispute the organization or lack there of with OWS. What I wasn’t prepared for was the readiness with which the police in so many cities were prepared to turn on the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve.

    Can’t impinge of the convenience of bankers and brokers emerging their air conditioned rides with walking past a peaceful protest. Much like the members of SCROTUS live a sidewalk and underground parking garage of safety, while ruling that women and their health care providers can be verbally attacked, physically attacked and spit upon from a distance of inches.

    Deb, while I agree with your comment in spirit to a degree, it would be helpful to my understanding if you would amplify on your final line: “They are, in short, afraid because they should be.” They are the ones with the guns, bombings and killings, or at a minimum being obstructionist.

    Meanwhile, Cliven Bundy and his criminal cohorts threatened LE, while we wait for those yahoos to be taken into justice.

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  27. I wouldn’t say that Sid Miller is an imbecile. That would be an insult to the imbecile community. Rather, he is a world-class idiot who should be the commissioner of absolutely nothing.

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  28. Sorry for the double post– it looked like the first one got eaten.

    Deb, legitimate reasons why they should be afraid but I’m not sure how many apply to the rank and file who keep voting GOP and… yes, they do… cling to their guns and Bibles.

    But I’m reminded of the story of the CEO, the bus driver, and the homeless guy who are all drinking coffee at a cafe. (Work with me here.) The waitress puts down a plate of complimentary cookies. The CEO takes all the cookies but one, leans over to the bus driver and says, “If you’re not careful, that homeless scum is going to take your cookie.”

    I think that’s one reason why they’re afraid.

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  29. Chatted with another JJ fan in my area. We both agree that PETA should be on this guy like a duck on a june bug! Any one who mistreats animals is only doing a dress rehearsal for mistreating a human!

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  30. Marge Wood says:

    Speaking of war, WHY are the powers that be galloping off to Iraq again? Huh? Why? Who’s making money from it?

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  31. Marge Wood says:

    I sent this elsewhere but I’m recycling it.
    I think I am a pacifist too but know if it came down to it I’d fight like a tiger. It bothers me that our government has a war department and is always planning ahead for the next war. Imagine, it must be like a big board game for them–figuring out what playthings they will need, who would be the best generals, who would be the most expendable, what states should get the contracts to manufacture weapons and tanks and planes and bullets and drones…..NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. i betcha if our country put as much energy into preparing for and strategizing for peace, we’d have lots more of it and a lot of jobs related to it too.

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  32. captain dan says:

    His state representative friend have must been correct if Sid thinks that the last sentence of the Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution says what he claims!

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