Texans and their guns are not what you’d expect


Headline from YourConroeNews.com

“Conroe police chief asked to leave doctor’s office for carrying his handgun”

Between the Lines

Despite all the stereotypes about Texans and their guns, it seems that Texas is really one of the strictest places in the United States when it comes to guns.

In Conroe, Texas, the police chief, whose job it is to safeguard citizens, whose job it is to carry his gun, and who just needed to see his doctor, was told to leave his doctor’s office. He was told that he should leave the premises because, although he was in uniform and wearing his badge, he was carrying his gun, something he is allowed by law and, in fact, is expected to do. He was asked to go to his car and take off the gun.

The last I heard, the chief is looking for a new ear, nose, and throat doctor.

On his Facebook page, he wrote: “I will be looking for a new ENT, just asked to leave Dr Burkes office because I am wearing my gun, badge, and ID. I have never been so embarrassed (p----d) in my 35 years of law enforcement. The doctor’s office, the Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, has yet to call and personally apologize.”

However, the chief said that the public sentiment has been hugely positive and in his favor.

Just because Texans have a reputation for “shooting from the hip,” and a penchant for wearing cowboy boots and hats, doesn’t mean the reputation is deserved. Texas gun laws are far from being the most lenient.

Headline from http://money.cnn.com

“Reporters show a range of emotion é .”

Between the Lines

Really? That was an unusual headline be cause reporters are supposed to be unbiased, disinterested third parties. é Not!

Since when do journalists show their emotions? Isn’t reporting about reporting the news rather than about sharing emotions? Should their emotions be entering into the picture? Clearly, they are!

Headline from ConservativeHQ.com

“As I explained in my book ’Takeover’, personnel is policy, and with few conservatives left in senior positions at the White House, we conservatives are rightly skeptical that Donald Trump’s many commitments to us will be fulfilled.”

Between the Lines

These are the words of Richard Viguerie, someone whom I have long admired. While I share his concerns about where we are going with the many promises that Trump made during his campaign, and since taking office, don’t be too quick to place blame.

I can’t help but wonder if accomplishing a few of those most worthy goals, while postponing others, might be the prudent way to proceed. Let’s celebrate what we have gained thus far, and move ahead.

The mid-term elections will prove the rest. Either the establishment Republicans will be thrown out as they should be, and we will see more conservatives elected to support the president, or é . It’s hard to say. If the mid-term elections go to liberals and Democrats, it’s a done deal.

Headline from JudicialWatch.org

“Judicial Watch Pursues Comey FBI Scandal”

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FBI Director James Comey bragged publicly about leaking memos in order to ensure that a special counsel be appointed. He got his wish, but now Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department. They may pursue the investigation of Comey’s behavior.

More power to them; Comey created his own mess.