Category Archives: Parker County Issues

A phony resume will pop like a balloon when poked with the truth

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Soon it will be time to vote in the mid-term election. Several people have asked for my opinion on the candidates. While I am always willing to make a recommendation, may I suggest you give my opinion a weight of about 20% and the remaining 80% to verifiable facts that you actually examine for yourself.

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Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking — And So What?

National Review, by Victor Davis Hanson February 13, 2018 4:00 AM

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What is the endgame to never-ending wrongdoing?

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IG poised to reignite war over FBI’s Clinton case

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Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that’s about to change.
Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation.

With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.

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Aledo ISD evaluating failed bond election

See ‘Aledo ISD evaluating failed bond election’ below

This is in no way a criticism of Michael Baselice. He did precisely what he was hired to do, and that is to show the Aledo ISD School Board why their November bond election was resoundingly defeated. I believe they already knew why it failed.

After reading this article, I have some questions:

Why was this survey conducted after the bond election and not before – If you do not want the truth don’t ask the question!

Lack of information and transparency – What reason could there possibly be?

I can think of only one reason for a lack of information and transparency; the intent to deceive! I suspect there was reason to believe that the bond proposals would fail if ALL pertinent information was made available to tax payers!

Property taxes – What percentage of those who voted for this bond proposal pay property taxes, and what percentage does not?

Lenny Leatherman


A survey commissioned by the Aledo Independent School District to examine the failure of its Nov. 2017 bond election revealed voters did not approve of the bond package based on concerns about the district’s debt, the impact on property taxes and a lack of information and transparency.

Michael Baselice, President & CEO of Baselice Associates, a public opinion research firm, presented the board with the results of the survey via conference call during a Thursday meeting.

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Weatherford to create library funding task force

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After agreeing to a contract for library services for non-Weatherford residents over the next year, the Weatherford City Council Tuesday took steps to form a task force to seek more funding from the county for library services county-wide.

The interlocal agreement was tabled by the council on Oct. 10 after council member Heidi Wilder and others balked at signing a contract that left the library without a funding increase despite requests from the city.

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To the NFL and its players –

Sanchez.jpgIf I have brain cancer, I don’t ask my dentist what I should do… If my car has a  problem, I don’t seek help from a plumber! Why do you think the public cares what a football player thinks about politics? If we want to know about football, then depending on the information we seek, we might consult with you, but even a quarterback doesn’t seek advice on playing his position from a defensive tackle!
You seem to have this over inflated view of yourselves, thinking because you enjoy working on such a large scale stage, that somehow your opinion about everything matters.

To those who contemplate trespassing –

To those who contemplate trespassing on private property near Garner, Texas –


It would be a really good idea to:

Update your will.

Purchase and wear body armor.

Smile for the cameras that are strategically place throughout the property.

And …before you go, notify your next of kin.

The very least you should expect to happen to you is that you WILL be prosecuted for Criminal Trespass.

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Bump-Stock Ban Bill Makes Possession Retroactively Illegal – That Means Confiscation

October 13, 2017 –

Brubaker’s response to:

Bump-Stock Ban Bill Makes Possession Retroactively Illegal – That Means Confiscation

The “Nanny-State Cult Worshippers” are forever looking to Mordor-on-the-Potomac in the District of Criminals (D.C.) to hold their hands and protect them.  Trying to use calm logic with emotionally-distraught, but grown, children is generally an exercise in futility.
The same shrieking communists who gleefully wish to “infringe” our natural, God-given rights (some of which are merely codified in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights) to self-defense against government, group, or individual threats to our “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness”…these same communists have the blood of over 60 million babies aborted in this country since Roe v Wade in 1973 on their collective, blood-stained hands.  So, even though these Marxist-collectivists hold a greater than million-to-1 advantage in the “murder body count” when comparing immoral and murderous abortions to the recent Las Vegas tragedy, they self-righteously and hypocritically conspire to forever rob us and our progeny of our natural, God-given rights while merrily dancing in the blood of the unfortunate victims in the recent tragedy in Las Vegas.
Ahh…but…there are many so-called “Republicans” conspiring to commit treason with the Democrats to pass this emotionally-driven and constitutionally-prohibited “Ex Post Facto – Bill of Attainder” law.  “Ex Post Facto” means “after the fact”, i.e., Congress is attempting to outlaw the mere possession of private property that is now legal to possess.  A “Bill of Attainder” law is one in which the government would then attempt to seize said private property from citizens without the benefit of a trial.
And many of the federal (and state and local) jackboots will shoot you if you don’t allow them to take your private property without the benefit of judicial due process, much less financial remuneration for said confiscated property (see federal, state, and local law enforcement confiscation of private firearms post Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans for a prime example…guns and family heirlooms that were left to rust and rot in government storage bins).  Their justification for shooting you?  “Just following orders, ma’am.”  The “Nuremberg Defense” with an Amerikan-fascist twist.
We have long been aware of the “RINOs”…”Republicans in name only”.  One RINO just got soundly whupped in a U.S. Senate Republican primary race in Alabama when the outstanding constitutionalist, Judge Roy S. Moore, pounded “Big” (Fraud) Luther Strange who was eagerly backed by the RINOs in D.C. and Alabama.  (Full Disclosure…Trump also backed Luther “Lurch” Strange…probably due to a futile attempt at compromise with the majority RINOs in CONgress).  So, the RINOs’ support for more gun control isn’t surprising.  They are “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.
“Bills of attainder, ex post facto laws…are contrary to the first principles of the social compact, and to every principle of sound legislation….The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils.  They have seen with regret and indignation that sudden changes and legislative interferences, in cases affecting personal rights, become jobs in the hands of enterprising and influential speculators, and snares to the more-industrious and less-informed part of the community.”
– James Madison, Federalist Number 44, 1788
Now for the weak-kneed, “Casper Milquetoast”, “I-own-a-gun-too” compromisers who fall for the Communists’ partial-disarmament-red-herrings…aka “Death by a thousand cuts”…and eventually leading to full disarmament…”Why does anyone need a ‘bump fire  stock’ or any other device that allows a semi-automatic weapon to fire faster?”  If these trembling “gun-owning” quislings knew anything about the supreme law of our land and the history of this country, they wouldn’t highlight their own lack of knowledge, lack of backbone, and lack of moral fortitude.  Fortunately, our Founding Fathers suffered from none of these moral deficiencies, otherwise, we’d all be chanting in mindless unison, “God save the Queen!”
The three quotes below are from Tench Coxe…”(May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) who was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789.” (source: Wikipedia)
“The power of the sword, say the minority…, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans.”
“The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people.”
“Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
And the wanna-be usurpers of our precious RIGHTS (not State-condoned “privileges”) sing in unison: “Oh, but the Founding Fathers could never have imagined the killing power of ‘Assault Weapons'(sic).”
Read it again…”Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans.”
In reality, we wouldn’t need “bump fire stocks” if we had not allowed CONgress to freeze the number of fully-transferable machine guns available to civilians in 1986.  Like it or not, fully-automatic “machine guns” are weapons of the citizens “militia”.  Machine guns are part and parcel of the “every terrible implement of the soldier” referenced by Founding Father Tench Coxe and machine guns “are the birthright of Americans.”
“We the People”, the “Militia”…check it out in current, still-binding U.S. law…
Section 311 of US Code Title 10, entitled, “Militia: composition and classes” in its entirety:
“(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are —
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.”
Again…ignorance is no excuse.  Google pictures of the horrendous wounds left by swords and/or machetes.  And swords don’t need reloading.  They will cut down as many unarmed sheep as the fitness and skill of the swordsman will allow.  See the huge number of murders committed by “knives or cutting instruments” in this country in 2016 per the FBI…1,571.
If cool logic and unemotional statistics meant anything to highly-emotional, communist  reactionaries, we could point them towards the most recent FBI crime statistics that detail 15,070 murders in the U.S. in 2016.
Let’s repeat that TOTAL number of MURDERS in the U.S. in 2016…15,070.
The following instruments were some of the “weapons” used in 15,070 TOTAL MURDERS in the U.S. in 2016…
1) “Knives or cutting instruments” – 1,571
2) “Hands, fist, feet, etc.” – 656
3) “Rifles” – 374
Less than 2.5% of the murders in the U.S. in 2016 were caused by rifles of all types, including “semi-automatic rifles” (not the misnomer, “Assault Rifles”, which are “select fire” that enable the user to switch between semi-automatic and fully-automatic fire).
So, for an instrument involved in less than 2.5% of murders in the U.S., we need more restrictions from the serial conmen in CONgress?!?
How does CONgress plan to regulate “fists/feet” and “knives” which kill 75% and 320%, respectively, more Americans than rifles did in 2016?
Don’t allow the career Shysters and Snake Oil Salesmen in CONgress to further curb your precious, but disappearing, God-given rights any further based on emotional illogic that is glaringly contradictory to the cold, hard crime facts put out by the FBI.
For those who might disagree with my choice of descriptors above for 99% of the CONgress-critters, please check the real fiat money balance…not the U.S. Treasury “IOUs”…in the Social (In)security Trust Fund for confirmation of labels such as “Con men”, “Shysters”, and “Snake Oil Salesmen”.  These multi-trillion-dollar Ponzi scheme crooks make Bernie Madoff look like a small-time pickpocket.
“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared
 to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic
 purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice
 for that freedom.”
 – John F. Kennedy
Will you allow CONgress to further restrict your gun rights?  Or will you be a “Minuteman” as envisioned by John F. Kennedy and tell CONgress, “Not one more inch!!”?


There is a bipartisan coalition of Republican and Democratic representatives who are advocating for a bill to ban the possession of bump-stock devices. While the likelihood of the bill passing is still not as likely as any other gun control measure, its presence should not be shrugged off by gun owners, because the bill contains provisions that set the table for confiscation of legally purchased products, and worse.

The bill, introduced by Congressmen Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), claims to “prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun, and for other purposes.”

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ICE official: Agency will arrest at California worksites

FILE -- In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo protesters hold signs as they yell at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation, SB54, the statuary state bill, that extends protections statewide for immigrants living the United State illegally, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,file)
FILE — In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo protesters hold signs as they yell at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation, SB54, the statuary state bill, … more >
– Associated Press – Friday, October 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In another sign of escalating tensions between President Donald Trump’s administration and California, the nation’s top immigration official said Friday his agency will have “no choice” but to arrest immigrants who are in the country illegally in California’s neighborhoods and worksites.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will also likely have to place immigrants arrested in California in out-of-state detention centers, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement.

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How the GOP Can Make Graham-Cassidy a Success


Over the weekend, Republican senators released a new version of “Graham-Cassidy,” their latest effort to undo Obamacare’s damage.

It’s far from clear the bill can get enough votes to pass, but negotiations continue behind closed doors.

Here at The Heritage Foundation, we have kept close track of the major bills Congress has considered to provide relief from Obamacare’s mandates.

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