“I’m thinking worst case scenario now,” Head said during an appearance on FOX 34 in Lubbock. “Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war, maybe. And we’re not talking just a few riots here and demonstrations, we’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.” [...]But fear not, America, because Judge Tom Head will personally defend Lubbock County from the upcoming U.N. invasion. And that's where you come in, dear Lubbock County residents. Your .017 cents per dollar property tax increase will go towards helping to train the Lubbock County sheriff's department to battle against the United Nations forces.
He said he feared Obama would hand over sovereignty of the United States to the United Nations and the unrest would naturally follow.
“And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said, ‘You gonna back me?’” the judge said. “He said, ‘Yeah, I’ll back you.’ Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me.”I can honestly say that it is going to be very ... surprising ... if the only thing standing between us and the encroaching armies of the United Nations is the Lubbock County sheriff's office.
As has been amply demonstrated by the state's current governor, there are no competency requirements for holding office in Texas, so it is unlikely that Mr. Head's comments will much affect his career doing whatever it is he does. There is also no word on whether or not the Red Dawn remake will be hastily re-cut to match Judge Head's predictions, but I would heartily advise it, because let's face it: That sounds pretty cool. I am not sure the United Nations makes for a more credible threat than the North Korean army, but in general you should not choose, as your fictional invaders, a force that could be easily subdued by offering them sandwiches.
That said, I am not particularly worried about the U.N. as invaders either. Since every solid arch-conservative knows that United Nations forces travel almost exclusively via energy-efficient vehicles, we should be fine so long as we prevent our government from constructing any more bicycle paths.
Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2009:
The Texas Republican Party platform has always been a good read if you like chills up your spine. But the latest effort by the Gee Oh Pee in Texas takes this another step. The Houston Chronicle reports:
Texas high school students would learn about such significant individuals and milestones of conservative politics as Newt Gingrich and the rise of the Moral Majority — but nothing about liberals — under the first draft of new standards for public school history textbooks.The first draft for proposed standards in United States History Studies Since Reconstruction declares that students should be expected "to identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly and the Moral Majority," according to the Dallas Morning News.