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.


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.

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23 Comments to “Trump Found Texas”

  1. The President of the Unites States unleashes the ultimate weapon to destroy his enemies, foreign and domestic, massive twitter attacks.

    He has the time?

  2. Linda Phipps says:

    Rick, sure he has time, during breaks in Bachelor.

  3. Jane & PKM says:

    Asset forfeiture is a sign of hating grandmothers. We know a couple of Grandmas who went to prison and lost their homes for something their grand kids had done. The police do it and judges rubber stamp the process.

    Maybe Congress should consider asset forfeiture as part of the plan when impeaching Donnie.

  4. There is no limit to this man’s petty revenges. A WashPost article today suggested that his contempt for the EU started with the Irish not letting him build a wall on the beach to protect one of his golf resorts from rising sea levels (which, as we all know, are a Chinese hoax).

  5. This is off topic…I have been repeatedly calling Senator John Cornyn’s Washinton office…never getting a staff member. Today I called the Dallas office. Got a nice young man. Just in case … the number is 972-239-1317. Just in case anyone would like to call, I know it probably will not change his views, but there is some satisfaction in being a PITA.

  6. I just viewed this footage. Those around him laughed; his face was firm. He wasn’t joking. My stomach dropped.
    I’m listening to a woman caught in the travel ban and its irrational actions and reactions to it.
    Last night I completed reading the 50 th anniversary reprint of Animal Farm that included two appendix 1. The Freedom of the Press (first thought idea in 1937 to it being written end of 1943) and 2. the authors’ preface to the Ukraine edition (1947).
    Closing the pages of that book made it very clear:
    Sean Spicer is Squealer
    Twittler is Napoleon (Bannon, too, he is a Large Pig after all)
    The Loyal Snarling Dogs are his cabinet
    The Pig followers-GOP Senate and House (especially today with DeVos!)
    All “alternative- facts” are Snowflake
    And the scariest part? was reading when the two-legged-now -clothed pigs drank with the previously hated human town folks inside the farmhouse and it became impossible to say which was which as the other creatures looked in.
    As the Seven Commandmants were slowly altered, so did acceptance of pure imagination and the questioning of certainty.
    The pigs did not need to use many words to sway the other creatures — they just repeated and repeated and repeated their words– also sound familiar with DT and his mannerisms?
    Read it. It’s a scary, scary playbook if we do not continue to questions and resist this administration.
    All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
    I think The Handmaiden’s Tale, 1984 and In the Garden of Beasts Should be read too.

  7. I read 1984 so long ago that, well, I could be considered pre-historic! I got the idea right away but I was so young that I felt nothing like that could ever happen in the U.S., a country so large that distances between various points could be like a protection of spread of a disease. Yes, the pigs! Boy, howdy, do I know real pigs! The kind you find on a farm. They squeal bloody murder no matter what or when! However, the noise they make is so painful that people will do anything to shut them damn up! Including eating them.

  8. Best way for CJ to destroy someone is to give that person an endorsement.

  9. L'Angelomisterioso says:

    @maggie#7-I don’t know about geographical distance, but to keep people at bay nothing works like low temperatures and high snow depths.Live in some part of the country, as do I, where they measure annual snowfall in feet, not inches.That will keep people away and the low temperatures has a tendency to kill whatever’s not prepared.

  10. Senator Hinojosa is a very impressive man. It almost makes me cry to know there are still people like him. Can we clone him?

  11. WashPost reported that the Washington area’s best-selling paperback fiction (or not?) for the week ending Feb 5 included #1 1984 by George Orwell, #4 It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, #6 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and #10 Animal Farm by Orwell.

    Know your enemy, folks.

  12. I lived in Rockwall for some years. At that time the Democratic congressman owned the mineral rights to my lot.

    That congressman was the most conservative person in the House.

    Most of my neighbors were retired military who worked for E Systems in Greenville.

    There was an area on the way to Arkansas and into Arkansas where the county cops took orders for cars to be confiscated. They stopped the driver for some reason and ‘discovered’ pot in the car.

  13. Primo Encarnación says:

    You also gotta ask yourself this: why is he meeting with a handful of sheriffs? Review the sivereign citizen movement. Sheriff is the only local goverment they recognize.

    As to the seizure issue: how does this not fail test of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments. Plus throw in the 9th as s catchall. As usual.

  14. Tilphousia says:

    I read all three books long ago, but they stay with you. As far as unconstitutional, what does mangled apricot hellbeast do that IS constitutional?

  15. JAKvirginia says:

    Thank you, Tilphousia. Are you keeping track? We all here would appreciate an update when he does do something constitutional, but I don’t expect that will happen anytime soon.

    I slept all day today. This stuff is getting depressing.

  16. Asset forfeiture was tried in my neck of the woods and it did not go over so well. It seems this robbery reached the peak of its popularity. Perhaps that “wave” might even reach Texas.

  17. I looked at Konni Burton’s website. While I disagree with almost all of her positions, she appears to be from the not crazy wing of the Republican Party. Since she might choose country over party, Trump would certainly want to destroy her.

  18. Beststash says:

    How damn stupid can you be? GOP in support of destroying the career of a State Senator because he co-authored a state bill that requires a conviction prior to forfeiture of an accused person’s property? I would think that is a fairly black and white issue. Private property ownership is the cornerstone of freedom. Who are these people?

  19. Beststash,well, honey, they claim to be red blooded capitalist ‘Muricans. If that is the case, then capitalism is at heart canabalistic and was created to destroy itself. Wasn’t it Karl Marx who also thought that idea?

  20. I have 2nd cousins named Hinojosa, but I think it’s a fairly common name. Just sayin.

  21. Sandridge says:

    “Why don’t you come after me, you fascist, loofa-faced s***-gibbon!!

    This gentleman, PA-State Sen. Daylin Leach is also one brave, awesome dude:
    In a Facebook post, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, linked to a Politico story about Trump’s meeting with several county sheriffs…”Hey! I oppose civil asset forfeiture too,” Leach wrote on Facebook and Twitter. “Why don’t you come after me you fascist, loofa-faced s***-gibbon!!


  22. Gary Halter says:

    I am reminded of the scene in Alice in Wonderland when the queen says “First the verdict and then the trial.”

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