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This fella has been to way too many Tea Bagger rallies.  Check out this story:

A Lubbock County, Texas, judge is asking for a tax increase to hire deputies for the inevitable civil war he believes would follow President Obama’s re-election.

The way he puts it, Judge Tom Head wants to prepare for the "worst", which to him means "civil unrest, civil disobedience" and possible "civil war", according to a report from Fox 34 Lubbock

Judge Tom Head and Commissioner Mark Heinrich told the station this week that a 1.7 cent tax increase for the next fiscal year was necessary to prepare for many contingencies, including Obama’s re-election. He also mentioned to the station that the county needs a pay increase is needed for the district attorney’s office and more funds to pay for more sheriff’s office deputies.

"He’s going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens?," Head asked the station during a Monday interview. "I’m thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy."

Here is the full story.

Here is from the Lubbock AJ:

During Wednesday morning’s public hearing for the proposed tax hike at the Commissioners’ Court, Head’s remarks were brought up by Sue Barrick, a research proposal editor at Texas Tech, when she asked what portion of the revenue from the tax increase would be used to “fund the eventuality of a civil war.”

Head said the comments he made during the interview were taken out of context and said his role as emergency management director requires him to be prepared for the “worst-case scenario.”

Head told The Avalanche-Journal after the Wednesday meeting the footage broadcast Tuesday night was a “snippet” of the whole interview and taken out of context.

“As emergency management director I have to think of the worst-case scenario, and I used that as an example,” Head said.

In his opinion, the judge explained, the worst-case scenario, politically and financially, is if Obama and the Senate Democrats stay in power.

Here is the rest of the AJ Story.

Lubbock County voted 63% to 30%, Guv Dude over Bill White in 2010.  In 2008, it was McCain over The President, 68% to 31%.   Lubbock County has a 32.6% Latino and 7.8% African American population out of 284,000.  Out of 32,000 plus enrollment, Texas Tech has 5,300 Latinos and 1,700 African Americans.

I blame this on Guv Dude, Ted Cruz, AG Abbott, Tea Baggers, and even the Lite Guv for inciting voters with their hysterical rants while on the stump.

I’d like to see a contingent of Lone Star State Dems head out to Lubbock in the next day or so and hold a press conference to call out those idiots and bring national attention to their sorry arses. 

Something is wrong when they won’t raise taxes to pay for education but they will raise taxes so we can have a civil war.   If the Dem Party won’t go out there to call them out, then let’s at least send a shipment of arms to the folks of color in Lubbock County just in case.

The Phillies are 57-67 and could be headed for a losing season.  When was the last time the Phillies had a losing season?

Commentary got some run in the Houston Press yesterday so check it out here.

I guess we can call this the gooberization of Lloyd Oliver.  The fella didn’t look like he wanted to campaign or serve so I don’t know why he is complaining.

Check out the Chron story here.

Of course, we should not have been in this position in the first place.

Kuffer has a different take of sorts on the Dem move.

Check it out here.

The latest NBC Poll has The President beating Romney among African Americans 94% to 0%.  That doesn’t need ‘splaining if you ask me.  If stuff like what happened in Lubbock continues, on Election Night it will be 110% zip for The President among African Americans.

You can always count on straight talk from the Big Puma.  Here is what he had to say to the Chron about the changes at The Yard:

“I hate the move to the American League and I hate what they’re doing to the outfield,” the former Astro said Wednesday as he was back in St. Louis before going on a rehab assignment in Memphis.

The  Astros’ new ownership has replaced the Citgo sign above the Crawford Boxes with 12 panels for advertising sponsors and is considering moving the signature train from above left-center field and making changes to Tal’s Hill in center.

“I hate it,” Berkman repeated.

The Phillies were 80-81 in 2002 of course – the last time they had a losing season.

The Rocket gets the lead front page sports section story today for playing slow-pitch softball and the ‘Stros falling to 12-50 on the road are on page C-4.  What can I say?

 

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