I heard that the Texas Department of Public Safety, our State Troopers, are warned in their initial training that some women are attracted to persons in authority and that any officer found messing with a woman other than his wife, will be summarily fired. The TDPS also supposedly gives officers training in how to be a gentleman. I heard this back in the 70s and hope that this is still their practice. Episodes of Dateline have continuously shown other police agencies to be completely lacking in moral discretion.
January 26, 2016 at 4:07pm
I moved to a somewhat small city about 5 years ago. I would hear reports on the radio at least once a month that the city had shut down the water in certain areas in order to flush the lines. I used to think that the city water pipes must be old and dirty. One day I was standing in line at a hardware supply and heard a man in the next line over say to someone that the city had shut off his water the day before. The person who he was with said “You know what that is, don’t you? Whenever there is a fire, the fire department back flushes their fire truck tanks into the water system after the fire.” I assumed there was probably some stupid federal law that forbid them from just dumping the water out of their tankers into the street. A few days later, I ran some water for coffee in the morning and noticed that it looked slightly cloudy. I compared it with a jug of water in the frig and could see that there was definitely a difference. I called the water department and they came out and flushed the main line. The manager of my place said that there had been an accident just up the block and the fire department had been out on it. Our town is not contentious, so this practice was never dealt with. I wrote the Texas Water Dept. in Austin about what was going on here. They apparently put a stop to it because I have not heard of a single water line being shut down since. No more corrosion and bacteria from fire truck tanks being back flushed into our water.
 January 22, 2016 at 7:16pm
The driver didn’t actually cause the near accident as some have said. What happened here is the drop deck flatbed is really a very light trailer. The driver came around a curb to see the traffic ahead and was trying to slow down as a result. Because the trailer is light, the trailer brakes locked up and going around the curb caused it to fishtail. He obviously say what was happening and got off the tractor brake and possibly applied only the trailer brake to allow it to straighten out. This event can easily happen with any light, empty trailer. It can happen with any trailer on wet, snow, or ice.
Anything that causes the tires to break traction will cause this, i’ve seen this at relatively low speed. Anything that causes sudden lateral force on the trailer can do this. Even an unexpected turn of the wheel can.
They are mistaken about a Texas CHL not being able to carry a gun into a church, hospital, or amusement park. They changed the law about 8 years ago. The only way it is unlawful to carry a gun into these places is if the establishment has posted a specific sign prohibiting conceal and/or open carry in the buildings. The decision was changed after a madman walked into a church (at that time a no gun zone) and shot several people, including killing a cop’s young son who sitting next to him.
"They are mistaken about a Texas CHL not being able to carry a gun into a church, hospital, or amusement park" I think this applies to the new open carry provisions. So you can probably conceal in those places, but not carry openly.
[-4] December 25, 2015 at 11:37am
No one should give a rip about anything a pope says other than possibly a Roman Catholic. Popes have been trying to set themselves up a world leaders for eons. This pope is especially loathsome in that he is a socialist, if not an outright Marxist. As far as Catholics calling him holy, God says that ALL have sinned, this includes ALL popes and God has also said that there is no quantity of works one can do to become holy and secure one’s own salvation thereby. All Roman Catholics should not be surprised upon finding that they have chased after the pope straight into hell, whether before or behind him.
So you don't believe anyone can be holy or righteous? That's depressing. God's grace can do anything, my faith says. Your faith limits it.
The Pope doesn't set himself up as a world leader, he IS the leader of the Universal Church. Catholics around the world respect his office as having been established by Jesus for the whole world. You are invited to join us and 2000 years of history and sacred Tradition where Jesus awaits you in the Eucharist.
I'm used to criticisms like yours by people who don't know Catholicism, but one thing doesn't add up.
If our actions do not SECURE salvation, as you say, then how can actions LOSE salvation, as you say some will go to hell for following the pope (whatever that means)?
There is a problem in your logic there.
I mean, which is it? Things we do affect salvation or things we do don't affect salvation?
if this pope is a Socialist, so too was Jesus, because this pope follows the teachings of Jesus. Read the gospels if you don't believe me
battles besides being nuts on the socialist falsification junk when you think "God says that ALL have sinned" Say knucklehead you just called Jesus a sinner.
And further Battles, the only ones following religious leaders into hell are those who parrot the lies of divisive, bigoted, hate filled know-nothing’s of anti-Catholic prejudice. Better think about that.
 December 25, 2015 at 11:18am
I recommend FedX attach a crying towel to each late package. If people are not responsible enough to send packages in a timely manner, then recipients need to just be thankful for the package when it arrives.
 December 25, 2015 at 11:12am
Does anyone know where she got her degree in theology? Maybe she is a modern day Abraham Lincoln and is self educated in biblical theology. Maybe she is just suicidal and wants to hasten her departure into hell with blasphemous statements.
 December 18, 2015 at 9:25pm
He had better think his lucky stars that he lives in Canada. If that had happened in America, he would have been banned from playing basketball at any school for the rest of his life. Its that American socialist equalization thing, you know.
 December 9, 2015 at 6:52pm
The best way to be thoughtful of non Christians when it comes to a Christmas party, is to not invite them.
 December 9, 2015 at 6:43pm
Actually, a Florida Sheriff (or police chief) was responsible for the beginning of the carry movement. This was back when south Florida was running rampant with Cuban criminals back in the 80′s I think it was. He made the statement that crime was out of control and that people in Florida needed to start carrying a gun for personal protection because the police could no longer protect them. Florida then enacted the concealed carry law and it spread to intelligent states from there, and that’s not including California. Florida crime problem has since abated.
December 9, 2015 at 6:21pm
There will not be anymore of a problem with people carrying guns openly than there has been with concealed carry. That is except for these weak and unstable liberals fearing and despising the freedom of individuals carrying openly. She is sorry and angry at herself because she alienated herself from her socialist, Marxist, communist bent friends. She is not even a native Texan, but was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Socialism loving country. Wherever socialist go, they take their ancestral eastern European block ideology with them.
December 5, 2015 at 5:46pm
As SovereignSoul said, So, why are the residence halls at Liberty University gun-free zones? Falwell has opened the ‘residence hall’ doors for the terrorist to now effectively attack the students. Here in Texas, they used to have several no gun zones where you couldn’t conceal carry. One was churches. That was where a gunman then struck and killed several people. Almost all no gun zones have now been eliminated, that is except one of the most vulnerable – public schools.
They are not completely. RAs are allowed to carry in dorms.
 December 5, 2015 at 5:40pm
You make the mistake of thinking that you are on a first name basis with God.
Turning the other cheek does not imply to lie down and die.
December 3, 2015 at 6:27pm
Any woman foolish enough to join the military can now look forward to being assigned to combat duty. If you are captured by the enemy, you will be repeatedly raped and possibly murdered afterward. In Nazi Germany, they called them doll houses, where good looking captured women were interned for the pleasures of the German troops.
In the future, this Marxist government of ours is going to try to bring back the draft, only this time woman will be drafted as well. If this should happen, no Christian woman should ever allow the government to take them. Canada will probably allow women entry and refuge.
Reference - "Canada will probably allow women entry and refuge."
Don't count on it. Canada is changing.
 December 3, 2015 at 6:12pm
She is from a gun free zone – California. One of the minority of states left that doesn’t have concealed carry on demand. This kind of thing is not happening in concealed carry states. Most terrorist are cowards and are not suicidal. They want to run and escape just like these murderers tried to do. In concealed handgun states, especially the southern states, there are strong men and women who will bravely shoot back. In California, they are not allowed their constitutional right to do so. Obama’s and the democrat’s answer is always restrict even further our constitutional right to own and bear arms.
 December 2, 2015 at 7:40pm
All conservative, freedom loving gun owners in America must steel themselves to never allow this psychopath or any of his liberal ilk, to take away a single gun, a single magazine, or a single bullet. His motive is to completely disarm Americans, a fact most all here know. Obama is a pathological liar and every word from his mouth is a lie. On the spiritual level, his relentless Marxist gun control diatribe is coming straight from his mentor and controller, Satan. History has taught us that if a totalitarian like Stalin gets into power, he will begin to commit genocide upon the citizens with impunity. Maintaining your constitutional right to own every guns and the gun accessories you currently have is the only thing that is holding this rogue evil president and government at bay. You will either stand and fight for you constitutional rights or you will be slaughtered like roaches, either by this government or by Obama’s Arab infiltrators.
 November 29, 2015 at 7:43pm
These perverts and perversions are being foisted upon us from every direction now. I couldn’t even watch the AKC dog show Saturday without there being a homosexual pervert being included in the backstage show. They have become like black. There has to be at least one in every show or advertisement. I noticed that the upcoming show WIZ seems to be all blacks. I guess it’s pay back for the Wizard of Oz. I guess they didn’t realize that wiz is slang for urinating. I won’t be watching.
You obviously are unaware of the original 1978 movie version with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Richard Pryor.
 November 26, 2015 at 11:33am
Father and mother staying married, at least while children are below ages 19. This includes that rare practice of marital fidelity.
Busting their butt as mine was when I got too out of hand.
Going to church and church activities.
Mothers being mothers, staying at home to supervise the children, rather than pursuing that selfish career.
Making it a point to continuously do things together as a family.