Just getting retarded liberals from St. Antonio, Euston, Dallas on the jury! As far as I can tell this should be right up there with yelling Fire in a theater! Moreover, documentation resources were not allowed public view because of a minority status of the clockmaker,if this comes out at the trial or civil action it will give a whole new meaning, especially as the family has a history of activism. My question is can the city counter suit?
Austin comes to mind. Every state has a disrespectful kid (city) and Austin is Texas' version.
God bless Texas. I miss living there already. I may have to go back and live in a real Republic.
Oh they could find some!! The Austin news had protesters on this morning that were against Greg Abbott refusing the syrians. Austin is a liberal sh!t hole!!
Jim, that's not a bad comparison (yelling "fire" in a theater), but it's more like yelling "I have a bomb" in a theater.
"My question is can the city counter suit?"
Not much chance for a counterclaim. While I believe that the Clock Kid was, in fact, trying to frighten those at the school, that would be very hard to prove. Still, the claim could be made with the hope that he would confess during a deposition AS LONG AS the claim can be made with a good faith belief that the kid was intentionally trying to inflict emotional distress on other.
Here is the method that will really irritate counsel for the Plaintiff: submit an "Offer of Judgment" under Rule 68 of the Rules of Civil Procedure (I am sure that the Texas rules are like the Federal rules) for $20 ($1 offers are just a little on the tacky side -- make it look like this went through some evaluation). Now the Plaintiff is in a pickle because if the offer is rejected and if the award is less than the offer, then the Plaintiff will have to pay the Defendant's costs (not necessarily the attorneys fees -- that would depend on how Texas applies the rule). I have used this to great effect as defense counsel and (as plaintiff's counsel) I have had lawyers try and use it against me (in those instances, I've had a way of negating its effect, but no need to get into that here).
I think discrimination would be hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and I also think it would be difficult to prove the school and police acted ‘unreasonably’. Go ahead, bring it to court and let’s hear the REAL history of this kid and his family
November 20, 2015 at 10:43am
Anyone else thinking about that How I Met Your Mother episode where Ted was protesting the “racist” cafeteria plan at his college…and he was the only person out there holding a sign?
 November 20, 2015 at 6:07am
At the risk of sounding racist, I’ve not met a minority who has worked as hard as I have who has not gone farther and attained more than I have…solely because of minority preference and how it affects hiring and promotion.
Indeed, most minorities who have it better than I do have less education, have done less to get ahead and do not apply themselves as much as I have.
I was an SVP of HR at a global media company. The rule, the absolute rule to follow is if all is equal, or close to equal, hire the minority. I have hired more minorities over whites. Many times, all was not equal, and the minority was hired just to say we hired another minority. Shame.
MLK Wasted his time.
Let’s see. We have had a black President for 7 years, 2 straight black attorney generals, a black supreme court justice, black mayors, governors, university presidents. I have had several black supervisors. Black athletes and entertainers make more than I do.
Those people aren’t educators. They are propaganda artists preying on weak minds
 November 18, 2015 at 4:02pm
Actually, if they make a robot dog, I’d have one.
Real pets take time and care that I really don’t have the time for. Better than getting a pet and neglecting it.
Well if you had 2000 bucks and a time machine, you go back in time and
buy the Sony AIBO, and right about now, 16 years later, it would be tearing at
your heart strings just like a real dog.
 November 18, 2015 at 12:32pm
Is it just me, or does it sound like they’re blaming the PILOT for this?
If it’s a test flight and the pilot found a deficiency in the craft, how is it HIS fault?
It is if he wasn't watching what he was doing and over corrected, which is what this sounds like. Pilots are human beings like you and me and on occasion they make mistakes too. The really good ones know how to recover from them and the few, very few, that don't make one time headlines.
However this airplane has had its share of problems.
Excessive vibrations during flight is a big problem.
 November 16, 2015 at 4:41pm
Exactly, and as I pointed out, calls to violence and violent revolution ARE NOT protected speech. The hate spewing out of many mosques in key cities has been known for years with nothing being done about it.
 November 16, 2015 at 3:57pm
For decades, the government has always threatened to “shut down” Christian churches engaged in political speech (i.e., endorsing political candidates) by revoking their tax-exempt status. I don’t know how often it actually ever happened, but I know some churches did so blatantly for liberal candidates and never were touched for their actions.
This indicates that government has had a way to find out what’s being preached in the pulpit of churches in America…likely disgruntled informants attending those churches.
We know mosques in America have people preaching violent revolution. A call to violent revolution IS NOT protected speech under the First Amendment. We could have shut down most of these mosques and deported their “leaders” long ago.
Education cost will drop because they will have to market to what people can afford. Employers would have to resume OTJ training for new hires and base new hire pay scales accordingly…you are paid more when you prove you know your job.
Sure, the wealthy will have a “leg up” but the supply/demand structure would be restored. Easy credit is why education costs have risen as explosive/exponential rates. So long as the money keeps coming, schools keep opening to flood the market with “skilled” labor and they only need to limit their charges to the maximum the student is allowed to borrow each year.
With the supply/demand curve restored and sane tuition/fee levels, there’s no need for a special minimum wage for college graduates…the market will manage.
 November 12, 2015 at 10:16am
God bless these little morons.
If this is what colleges are producing, us older folks will have job security for life…nobody will hire them.
That's why we have so many H1B visas and so many companies are moving overseas. Problem is, it's really screwing us middle age people.
So these 'on the taxpayers tab' a**holes need healing?
My friend's brother was buried in France at 17YO in WWII.
We have a county of ingratious losers of many stripes...
Very true, but the sad thing is that a lot of us older folk will have to go back to work in our 70's to be able to survive in this booming economy created by the gimmee society. The sooner we die, the sooner they won't be using our money.
They won't get a job, they like the hippies of the sixties will run for office.
 November 9, 2015 at 11:58am
Is he trying to make enrollment numbers plummet? (lol)
 November 9, 2015 at 11:56am
A six-year-old CAN NOT know what he/she is as far as gender identity. Indeed it’s normal for boys and girls to NOT feel their gender from time to time (our psyches have male and female elements we sympathize with to varying degrees).
Maturity is about accepting the gender you are born into, not deciding which one you’d rather be and call a mismatch a “mistake” that needs correction.
They wish everyone Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings so to include everyone.
 November 9, 2015 at 11:47am
Well, to be fair, this mess started LONG before Obama ever got into the White House. It’s been DECADES of bad economic decisions and policy. Obama’s just made sure we couldn’t turn back from the cliff in time.
November 9, 2015 at 11:46am
I agree with NOT withholding Christmas as a punishment. It can send the wrong message about whether one’s affections are given or earned. I’d definitely advocate making her work to pay back what she took plus interest or holding her out of X games (and let the coach know why). Then, the coach will likely have a talk with her about doing the right thing so she doesn’t let down the team.
 November 5, 2015 at 2:39pm
Were there actually enough VEGAN drinkers of Guinness to justify this change?
Ancient news. This was covered months or even more than a year ago in the alternative press. Just a natural event like a solar flare could blow out these expensive and heavy pieces of equipment, and we don’t have spares lying around to just plug in. If they were manufactured and stored in strategic locations, we could be back up after a bad event in a matter of days. As it stands now, it would be months or YEARS to restore the grid as one of the chief items you need to build them is a functioning electrical grid.
A team of 50 terrorists....armed with .308 hunting rifles and cell phones to coordinate...could target substation transformers and take down huge swaths of the grid in this country.
I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.
 November 2, 2015 at 2:39pm
Um…take that which you spend a lifetime to build and squander it so you have nothing to leave to your family? The people offering these reverse mortgages make it sound so rosy, but in the end, you don’t get anywhere near what your house is worth, and your heirs must either pay off the debt (plus interest) to keep the home or let the lender liquidate it. Of which, they not only get principle and interest, but they also get to claim every dime they spend to do so. Good luck ever seeing a dime.
The only people best served by this nonsense are people who have nobody to inherit (or don’t care).
They’re a step below title loan companies in my view.
Reverse mortgages are not for everyone. However, as an estate planner in my career, I discovered that they can be a life-saver for the right people. If they have squandered all of their money...OK, that still translates into: they have a need for money and don't have any.
If they are that broke, the heirs are not going to have much of an estate to inherit anyhow. There are situations where the needs of the heirs are of less importance than the needs of the estate owner. His needs come first....it's HIS money.... and then the remainder should go to the heirs if there is any. A person should not have to starve just so the kids will get some money....that's dumb. In many cases, the kids can buy their own house just like he did. That's the American work ethic.
Wake up, people. The reason a lot of people use the reverse mortgage system, is because THE SONSABITCHES IN WASHINGTON AND THEIR REGULATIONS AND THIEVERY AT EVERY LEVEL HAVE CAUSED TOO MANY TO LOSE SAVINGS, OR BE TAXED INTO OBLIVION !!!!!!!!!
no one is forcing you to do it. Liberals are always trying to save us from ourselves. If you fail to read/understand the agreement well that's on you!
unfortunately this government spends all its time finding ways to rob us and drain our savings so a lot of older people who have spent a lifetime working and trying to save for retirement have nothing left. SS is a joke.
Proof is that now they want to take over 401k's and IRA's and all other forms of savings.
Sure, because they have done sooo well with SS!
November 2, 2015 at 2:30pm
He was still making mortgage payments? Where was the lender in all of this?
More so, who goes away and DOES NOT have someone watching their home while away?