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Rick Perry has been indicted on two felony counts for using his office as Governor to coerce a public official.
- defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas
- represent the State in litigation
- approve public bond issues
To fulfill these responsibilities, the Office of the Attorney General serves as legal counsel to all boards and agencies of state government, issues legal opinions when requested by the Governor, heads of state agencies and other officials and agencies as provided by Texas statutes, sits as an ex-officio member of state committees and commissions, and defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State.
The Office of the Attorney General has taken on numerous other roles through the years. Texas statutes contain nearly 2000 references to the Attorney General. In addition to its constitutionally prescribed duties, the Office of the Attorney General files civil suits upon referral by other state agencies. In some circumstances, the Attorney General has original jurisdiction to prosecute violations of the law, but in most cases, criminal prosecutions by the Attorney General are initiated only upon the request of a local prosecutor.
Thus,inTexas the very person charged with enforcing the law is charged with breaking the law.
Securities fraud violations above that amount are first-degree felonies under state law. If convicted, Paxton could face a sentence of five years to life in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000.
Ted Cruz has identified Paxton as his good friend.
“Ken Paxton is a direct result of Ted Cruz’s support and the broken ethical standards set by Greg Abbott,” said Texas Democratic strategist Matt Angle of the Lone Star Project, “Barely a year ago, Abbott and Cruz couldn’t hug Ken Paxton closely enough. Now they need to find the guts to explain why they backed Paxton and how they will clean up the mess they’ve made.”
As recently as a month ago, Cruz was standing by Paxton.
“Ken Paxton is a good man,” the senator said during a book signing stop at the Costco in Arlington. “I trust that the judicial and the criminal law system will proceed fairly and appropriately to investigate any allegations of criminal violations.”
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It’s been more than 50 years since MLK Jr. gave his infamous “I have a dream” speech. In 1963 he dreamed that :
“…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
MLK was assassinated by a white man. MLK’s children are in their 50’s. His children are grown and their children are grown. Yet, even the grandchildren of MLK Jr. are still not judged by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin. We have had an African American President, but racism in America is as bad,or worse then ever.
A recent video, taken in McKinney Texas, has gone viral. McKinney is a suburb of Dallas. This video was taken by a white teenager.
WHile there is some debate about what happened that led up to the scene outside the pool in McKinney, you can watch the video for yourself, and make your own determination about whether the white police officer acted reasonably. Ask yourself why the white teen was allowed to stand in the midst of the black teens, filming, and the white police officer did not speak to the white person making the video. Brandon Brooks, the 15 year old teen who shot the video knew that race was a factor. He watched as the white officer targeted black teens. There were many white people who were across the street watching but none were detained by police.
Young, polite, black men were handcuffed who were not armed and had done nothing…nothing wrong. They were obviously not armed as they were dressed in swim suits. They hadn’t even called the officers pigs, dicks, or racist.
Perhaps the most outrageous thing the officer does is pull his weapon.
Then as the unarmed, black, teens, ran away from the officer in fear of their lives, the officer clearly points his gun at them, as if taking aim. Imagine what the next event would have been if the officer hadn’t been restrained by other police officers.
The young woman who was thrown to the ground and handcuffed was ultimately not charged with any offense. Her cries for help are audible as the officer puts his knee in her back.
The amazing thing is that the young woman who was forcibly pushed to the ground and handcuffed, was far from the officer and of no threat to him immediately before he attacked her.
To rub salt in the wound, the Police Officer involved, Corporal Eric Casebolt posted a video on youtube entitled “police training.” How proud he must have been to have advertised his solution to the Black Problem in McKinney.
The police officer in question has resigned.
Never mind that Texas had drought conditions in 2011 when Rick Perry held his prayer vigil and prayed for rain.
Never mind that 30,000 Texans joined then Governor Perry in a three-day period of prayer. Perry said:
“[I] do hereby proclaim the three-day period from Friday, April 22, 2011, to Sunday, April 24, 2011, as Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas,…” “I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.”
More than 4 years later, the state of Texas is experiencing the most rain in recorded history of Texas. According to the National weather service, Texas has received 35 trillion gallons of rain in the past month. At least 23 people were reported to have died in flooding in Texas and Oklahoma while more than 200 people were rescued from their cars during the height of the floods.
According to Glen Beck, the rain in Texas is the result of God answering the prayers of Rick Perry. The amazing thing is that Perry’s prayers weren’t heard until more than $5 Billion worth of damage occurred to Texas agriculture. Fires persisted through Labor Day of 2011. Ten people lost their lives in the fires. The largest of the fires in Bastrop County destroyed 500 homes and burned 25,000 acres. It was described as the “summer from hell.”
Nobody in their right mind would attribute the rains in Texas to prayers offered by Rick Perry 4 years ago. Wait Glen Beck isn’t in his right mind. If Rick Perry’s prayers resulted in the deaths of 23 people, perhaps a charge of murder should be added to the felonies for which he is currently indicted.
Sarah Palin has a Serpent’s Heart sent us this link this morning.
This is the image from “enjoygram” that Bristol posted.
Instead of saying what she is talking about, Bristol alludes to the need to “trust in God’s timing”. She could say that she just couldn’t bring herself to marry a man that was still married to another woman. She could say that she just couldn’t marry a man who had been involved with another woman, who was not his wife, for over a year before he and Bristol moved in together.
(Dec. 20, 2014)
Some speculate that it was Sarah who caused the split of Bristol and Dakota. Rumor is that Trig found a document on Sarah’s computer that was leaked through his babysitter. It seems unlikely that Dakota would be willing to comply with Sarah’s plans for him. This is a copy of what the babysitter said Trig said that Sarah said:
PLANS FOR DAKOTA
1. Change his first name. “Dakota” has two parts, a north and south, like my friends in Korea, and both are cold. Both parts have only a few electoral votes. The police there are too honest.
“Texas” is a better name. There’s not a north and south part. It’s not cold. They have a lot of electoral votes. Ted and Ted shoot animals there.All the Palin men have “T” names.
2. Change his last name. “Meyer” makes people think of wieners.
A better choice would be a symbol of the cross-hairs of a gun. If Prince can be known as a symbol, Texas could too!
3. After the name change, he be perfect for a reality show, “Texas’ Texas.”
4. Texas should adopt Siamese twins, preferably athletic ones. The special needs child adoption had already been done.
5. Texas should suggest he might run for political office, and start his own PAC. It would be called the TexasPAC, and would pay for the travel expenses of all Texas’ relatives.
6. I’ll introduce Vaughn Ward to Texas so he’ll know a good speech writer.
Besides, Vaughn owes me for that endorsement.
7. I’ll introduce Texas to the man who can teach him how wrestle alligators.
8. I’ll get Todd to explain the pros and cons of failing to file tax returns on money made from illegal activities.
9. I’ll get Todd to introduce Texas to his friend who knows how to set a fire.
10. I’ll get Dave Parker to put Texas’ name on the short list for Judges in Alaska, if all else fails.