WHAT IS “PACKING THE COURT”?

The Supreme Court has 9 justices, including a designated chief justice. The number of justices is not set by the constitution, but it’s been nine for the last 150+ years. 

The Democrats are dissatisfied with the “balance” of the court, and are threatening that if they gain the presidency and control of the Senate, they will let Biden select an unspecified number of additional justices.

The idea is they can change future court rulings by simply appointing a lot of people amenable to construing the constitution according to their liking. This has been openly threatened by Senator Chuck Schumer recently, and by VP candidate Harris earlier in the campaign.

Though the idea of using court packing has support on the far left, it tends to scare more moderate voters even on the Democrat leaning side. As a result, neither Biden nor Harris want to be pinned to a firm answer because either stance would alienate a portion of potential voters.

In the recent debates, both Harris and Biden refused to answer whether they’d support court packing. Biden later said “You’ll know my position after the election.”

Pressed again by a local reporter who said it was a big issue with his readers, and “don’t they have a right to know?”… Biden said “No, they don’t….”

He then elaborated with extraneous drivel and accusations, but what I heard was the same thing he angrily told the 2nd amendment supporter in the hard hat at a campaign stop…

“I don’t work for you!”

Sadly… Those are both actual Biden quotes. When someone slips and tells you who they really are, believe them.

Taxes? We’ve Seen This Movie

WE’VE SEEN THIS MOVIE
Remember 8 years ago, right before the election, when Harry Reid claimed reliable sources told him Romney didn’t pay taxes?

It later proved wholly untrue, but Reid wouldn’t apologize even when proved a liar. The lie served its purpose, it made big news. He was proud of it.

Now we have NY Times accusing Trump of tax AVOIDANCE… which is, read this closely, LEGAL. Heck, it’s standard operating procedure for every corporation. It’s why they hire CPA’s. It’s tax EVASION that is illegal.

And all they have to do to prove their case is publish illegally obtained tax returns. That, by the way IS illegal. It is in fact a FEDERAL FELONY.

But they’ve accomplished their goal. The claim made the news. I don’t recall a lot of airtime being devoted to the fact Harry Reid clearly lied for political gain.

Harry’s explanation when asked if he was sorry he lied?

“Romney didn’t win, did he?”

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Protesting in Weatherford?

HELPFUL TIP:
For all the city dwellers coming to Weatherford for the first time to protest a Civil War Memorial, here’s a bit of local lore that will make you the envy of your friends

MIRACLE PLANT: If you drive around the town a bit you’ll likely see the native plant below. This wondrous piece of country flora can be crunched into a ball, and makes an amazing body scrub!

Amazing local herb rumored to have invigorating powers!

There are even rumors rubbing it on your genitals produces a highly invigorating response that’s bound to make your partner REALLY notice. In fact, it has many potential uses; country toilet paper, tobacco substitute, herbal tea ingredient. Be imaginative.

Generous locals won’t mind at all if you take some. Bring a bag. Feel free to pick as much as you want. Be sure to share with your buddies.

Welcome ANTIFA and BLM! Have a memorable visit. :-)

~ Provided by the Weatherford Tourist Bureau

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Washington Redskins Re-name?

I’ve seen a lot of suggestions. Most as silly as the politically correct demand to change the name. I mean, Washington Monuments? The same guys insisting on a name change are currently tearing monuments down. Might send the wrong signal.

Washington Warriors? Naah. Same problem already under critique.

The Washington Jeffersons? Sounds like a guy that’ll later change his name to Trayvonne X Muhammad. Same with the Washington Lincolns and the Washington Roosevelts.

Maybe go with something more apt for the situation. The Washington Jellyfish? What better name to celebrate failure to stand your ground than a mascot with no spine? Plus the helmet would look really cool.

Or if you wanted to still be a “Skins fan” while going with one that shows what kind of person caves to social pressure… maybe The Washington Foreskins.

Granted, I’m not sure how good the logo will look on a helmet.

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Democrats “Honoring” George Floyd?

ÑICE SCARVES, MORONS
George Floyd was from Houston, Texas… not Ghana.

Seriously… what the hell were you thinking, aside from thinking this was not blatantly stupid? [Which, incidentally, would be incorrect.]

If the guy had been a Hispanic would you have “honored” him by wearing matching sombreros?

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For the Record…

FOR THE RECORD
… the fact George Floyd died as he did makes me ill. His hands were handcuffed behind his back. He was absolutely defenseless, face down. He TOLD them he could not breathe. He pleaded. He called to his mom.

That’s a man who is dying, and dying horribly. It shouldn’t be done to anyone. EVER.

Given the opportunity, I’d personally pull the switch on the guy that killed him. You don’t murder a man for passing a bad twenty. Period. That’s not why you had a badge.

The three officers with him will, and should, spend the rest of their days regretting that they didn’t stop it. If they had it to do over, NOW, they probably would… but this is not a situation where you get do-overs. They failed as police, and as human beings.

Why, I don’t know, but they let the jerk slowly and painfully kill a man absolutely without cause. In broad daylight. On camera.

I can’t say what they were thinking, but that will forever be the 8 minute stretch that will define their entire life. For whatever reason, when they needed to stand for something, they chose to stand by.

This was a horrible, unjust, EVIL killing. Those who did it are now under arrest, and all involved MUST be brought to justice. [I hear the guy is a suicide risk now that he’s in jail. I can’t for the life of me find a downside to that.]

I do not however see any nexus whatsoever with being angry that this was done and the act of burning police cars, stealing TVs, throwing bricks at others, destroying people’s businesses, or attacking total strangers.

Enough of this riot garbage. It isn’t helping. There’s near universal agreement this was a crime. Time to let the legal system do their job.

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Bring out your dead!

There are 29.9 million people in Texas. Reports say approximately 1000 are dead of Covid-19. That’s 1 in 29,900.

Odds I’ll be hit by LIGHTNING in my lifetime?

1 in 3000. Roughly 10 times higher. So when IS government going to do something to mitigate this Lightning Pandemic?

No, I’m NOT belittling the value of the lives lost. I’m putting it in perspective, because, let’s face it, people die of something every day. Does getting in your car mean you don’t care about the 3000+ people who die on Texas highways every year?

What? You still drive? You selfish bastard. It isn’t just about YOUR safety. By driving you could kill my grandmother. Or is that your plan? Hmmm?

No matter how hard the news spins this thing, we are not seeing people with oxcarts collecting bodies from house to house. Instead, we are seeing the equivalent of a bad flu season.

The US… as depicted by our news media.

Even then most of it is centered in the Northeast states, so expecting Texans to hide out because the death roll in far away high-rises is bad is statistically heretical.

Take what precautions you think necessary, but no matter what you do, the only people safe from death are those who already died.

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How’s that working for ya, Sparky?

Remember this winter when Jackson Kernion, a UC Berkeley instructor, said in a Twitter rant that those who live in rural America are “bad people who made bad decisions” and they deserve to be uncomfortable?

Shown: Just a part of the rant. Psst. Friends don’t let friends tweet drunk.

As Covid-19 ravages the population of some major metropolitan centers while comparatively ignoring us “bad decision” hicks in the sticks… Wonder how his self-important classist worldview is holding up?

It’s almost like God said… “Whoah, not so fast, boyo.”

Don’t worry, junior. I don’t REALLY think God personally visited a plague on the world just to make you look like a dick.

After all, you seem to have accomplished that rather neatly without any need of divine assistance. :-)

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THREE CHEERS FOR GOVERNMENT REGULATION

Anyone who thinks government regulation IMPROVES things hasn’t bought a gas can lately.

I mean, heck, I grew up in a world where the nastiest statement about someone’s capability for a task was “He couldn’t pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel.”

And yet, through the magic of government regulation, in order to pour a liquid out of a plastic jug they’ve come up with a gas can configuration that actually requires detailed instructions with five illustrations.

A massive improvement from “Remove top and pour.”
Thanks, government!

Pretty sure the new “safety” spouts are a fitting metaphor for government regulation in general. Even IF their intentions are good, they’re at best ineffective if not counterproductive.

They say a camel is a horse designed by a committee. Safety spouts are the same. In the process of saving you from yourself, they only make you less safe while simultaneously decreasing effective use.

On the bright side, when you get pissed and decide to burn it, it’s already full of gas.

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