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  • obama wants to invade lubbock, texas?
    The New York Times Wrote:LUBBOCK, Tex. — A hearing on a proposed tax increase had just started at the county courthouse here Monday when Grace Rogers, a retired teacher, addressed local leaders. Ms. Rogers said she supported the idea of increasing the property tax to 34.6 cents per $100 valuation from 32.9 cents to finance the hiring of additional sheriff’s deputies — with one reservation.

    It was that, she said, “it does not fund a paramilitary to create an insurrection and rebellion against the United States.”

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    Tom Head (center) shaking hands with Rick Perry

    Her comments might have sounded absurd at some other time, in some other place. But these days in Lubbock, a West Texas city known as the birthplace of the 1950s rock ’n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly, Ms. Rogers’s request was timely and appropriate, under the circumstances.

    A few days before, the county’s top elected official, County Judge Tom Head, made an appearance on a local television station to generate support for the tax increase. He said he was expecting civil unrest if President Obama is re-elected, and that the president would send United Nations forces into Lubbock, population 233,740, to stop any uprising.

    “He is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N.,” Mr. Head said on Fox 34 last week. “O.K., what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario: 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.”

    And if the president did send in United Nations troops, Mr. Head continued, “I don’t want ’em in Lubbock County. O.K. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carriers and say, ‘You’re not coming in here.’ And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him. I said, ‘You gonna back me?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I’ll back you.’

    “Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there,” Mr. Head said. “I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me.”

    Mr. Head, a Republican who serves as the county’s emergency management director and presides over the commissioner’s court, made international headlines. He has not apologized, though he said that his statements were taken out of context and that he was using civil unrest only as an example of how he must prepare for worst-case scenarios.

    On Monday, Mr. Head sat straight-faced and calm at the hearing as more than two dozen residents sounded off on the tax increase and his statements. In an interview, Sheriff Kelly Rowe said he never had any discussions with Mr. Head involving any Obama-related uprisings or invasions, but he declined to say what he thought of Mr. Head’s remarks.

    To many in Lubbock, the notion of United Nations armored personnel carriers rolling down the brick-paved Buddy Holly Avenue, past the Greyhound bus station and the Disabled American Veterans thrift store, has been an outrage and an embarrassment.

    Kenny Ketner, the chairman of the Lubbock County Democratic Party, has called for Mr. Head to resign, as did the local newspaper, The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, which wrote in an editorial that Mr. Head “threw civility out the window and went in a bizarre direction that not only embarrassed himself but all county and West Texas residents.” Gilberto Hinojosa, the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, publicly questioned Mr. Head’s “mental competency to hold elected office.”

    Ms. Rogers, 74, said after the hearing that she took matters further, placing a phone call to the Secret Service. “There is an element in this city that is so anti-Obama that I think they have lost grip a little bit on reality,” she said.

    As the hearing on Monday made clear, Mr. Head and his statements have received a small but vocal chorus of support in a place that the Bay Area Center for Voting Research, based in California, once called the second-most conservative city in the country (behind Provo, Utah) among those with more than 100,000 people. A handful of residents said that Mr. Head was right in preparing for the worst.

    “I believe that we need a sheriff’s militia to protect Lubbock County, and get all the sheriffs in Texas to start a militia to protect Texas,” Kim Wade Gatewood, 48, told the commissioners and Mr. Head.

    After the hearing, Mr. Gatewood, an agricultural contractor, identified himself as the counsel general of the interim government of the Republic of Texas, which he said was not active at the moment. “If secession happens,” he said, “it’ll be active in a split second.”

    Down the street from the courthouse, blue United Nations flags flapped in the breeze outside the office windows of Rod Hobson, a criminal defense lawyer. The flags flew in jest, not in support of Mr. Head. Inside, Mr. Hobson’s 5 ½-pound Yorkshire terrier was on patrol, dressed as a “war dog” in a blue United Nations beret made by his wife.

    It is hard to be pro-Obama in Lubbock, but it is even harder to find official-looking United Nations flags to wave outside an office. Mr. Hobson and his wife bought what were probably the only two in town, at A-1 Flags.

    “They were the only ones I had in stock,” said the store’s co-owner, Steve Hayes, 50.

    This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

    Correction: August 27, 2012

    A previous version of this article misstated a proposed property tax increase in Lubbock, Tex. The increase is to 34.6 cents per $100 valuation from 32.9 cents, not 1.7 percent

    i'm not sure if i am frightened by this story or if this story makes me want to move to lubbock.

    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
    Texas is the state that has always been the most independent. In fact, I'm suprised they have successfully succeeded from the union yet.

    I don't think I would mind living in Texas . . . until the started hating on something I like XD

    Wildcard is awesome.
    i don't really think texas is independent... they just like to keep pointing out that they used to be their own country.

    but... i don't think this is a case of independence or arrogance... this is almost some type of delusional disorder.

    while i'm no fan of the united nations or any of that silly twat alliance bullshit... i find it highly unlikely that obama will have to send in the united nations faggot brigade to put down any rioting that may take place in lubbock due to his reelection.

    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
    you know, lubbock, texas has two at least three 'religious' colleges within it's city limits... Facepalm ...explains a lot.

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    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
    u.n.troops,what a ludicrous notion,those people are seriously nuts
    The UN doesn't even have forces. Fucking idiot rednecks.

    I do my best.
    (11-03-2012, 02:04 PM)Devin Wrote:  The UN doesn't even have forces. Fucking idiot rednecks.

    well, that's partially true.

    the un, just like nato relies on the funding and military support of the member nations and when you look at the un initiatives, some of the paranoia is very understandable. times are changing and change is scary.

    personally, i hated wearing the blue bucket, but from a more realistic perspective, it's more likely that the texas national guard would be called in to handle any lubbockian uprising.

    our chain of command does has no regard to the un or nato unless ordered by the joint chiefs or our commander and chief and well... lubbock was not an issue until they started speaking of rebellion. even now, a un security force is the least of their worries as it's more than likely that they are now being invaded by federal agents... and pet's (psychiatric evaluation teams).

    but, all the same...

    with the direction and perversion that the un has taken, it's time for us to get the fuck out of the un. my loyalties start and end with the united states.

    now that china has a seat on the security council it's a signal to the world that we are about to enter a very dark place.

    maybe the lubbocks are have reached the correct assumptions from a total ass-backward-texan sort of way (i.e.: figured out that 1+1=2 by smashing beer cans on their head in an attempt to calculate the root of cheese and eventually coming up with '2.').

    "Yeah. I understand the mechanics of it, shithead. I just don't understand how this is any less retarded than what I'm suggesting." - Kiley; Housebound.
    what is the perverted direction the u.n has taken in your opinion?

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