OT: A Great Day For Dallas, Texas

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Odin, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Odin

    Odin Guest

    Rejoice, the shucking and jiving inept chief of police has been fired.
    Upon being promoted to chief he immediately demoted dozens of commanders
    and set up his own regime of yes men and yes women. The demoted officers
    sued for lack of due process, won their lawsuit and the city of Dallas paid
    millions for the chief's power play. The officers who didn't sue (and some
    who did sue) ended up taking their considerable experience to the suburbs
    where they were appreciated. Several are now chiefs in other Texas cities.
    All the while the crime rate in Dallas rose. He presided over a narcotics
    division who paid informants hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up
    innocent citizens. The informants planted gypsum (sheet rock powder) on
    innocent citizens and turned them over to narcotics detectives. The
    innocent citizens were jailed and imprisoned, many accepting plea bargains
    because they were poor. The chief defended the investigations. All the
    while the crime rate in Dallas rose. He severed ties with the FBI and
    pulled Dallas out of all sorts of federal crime fighting dollars because
    his pride was wounded when the FBI investigated some of his shady past.
    All the while the crime rate in Dallas rose. He took officers off the
    streets and put them in "rolling roadblocks" during rush hour to teach
    Dallas drivers about speed limits. All the while the crime rate in Dallas
    rose. He fought with the city council and refused to be held accountable.
    All the while the crime rate in Dallas rose. In fact, Dallas has had the
    highest crime rate in the nation the entire time Bolton was chief. But no
    more. Today he was fired. His lawyer plead the race card and vowed to
    bring suit. The "minority community" is outraged and vows to find a new
    minority police chief (qualifications be damned, just make sure it's a
    minority). But at least Bolton is gone. Dallas is a big circus and the
    clowns run the store on taxpayer's money.
  2. Dallas city politics is always a circus. I saw JW Price on the news
    last night spewing his usual junk about how Bolton was a "marked man
    from the start" and he "had no way of succeeding"....all the usual
    crap. Everyone pointing the finger at L Miller. When I do start to
    pay attention to Dallas politics, it makes me want to move to Eureka
    Springs or Austin, or some other little groovy city. Hopefully things
    will get better here. BTW...did you make it down to Deep Ellum this
    past weekend, where Miller said she'd have "a cop on every corner"?
    Maybe I can start going again...or better yet, our band can try to
    book some gigs down there now.
    later,
    m
  3. Odin

    Odin Guest

    "chetatkinsdiet" <mwood5@yahoo.com> wrote in message

    > Dallas city politics is always a circus. I saw JW Price on the news
    > last night spewing his usual junk about how Bolton was a "marked man
    > from the start" and he "had no way of succeeding"....all the usual
    > crap. Everyone pointing the finger at L Miller. When I do start to
    > pay attention to Dallas politics, it makes me want to move to Eureka
    > Springs or Austin, or some other little groovy city. Hopefully things
    > will get better here.


    Price could find racism on a desserted island. They're already on the
    search for a new minority chief. Here we go again.


    > BTW...did you make it down to Deep Ellum this
    > past weekend, where Miller said she'd have "a cop on every corner"?
    > Maybe I can start going again...or better yet, our band can try to
    > book some gigs down there now.
    > later,
    > m


    Deep Ellum is safe, no need for more police. There are cops everywhere
    down there. And thousands of people. About the only way to be the victim
    of a crime in Deep Ellum would be to venture into a dark alley alone, but
    if you stick with a group or in the populated areas I don't think there's
    anything to be concerned with. Other than clubs that think you should play
    for free or next to free.
  4. Panda Wallop

    Panda Wallop Guest

    Re: A Great Day For Dallas, Texas

    "Odin" <res0jmoj@REMOVEverizon.net> wrote in message
    news:rpV2b.15861$vy5.4986@nwrddc01.gnilink.net...
    > Rejoice, the shucking and jiving inept chief of police has been fired.
    > Upon being promoted to chief he immediately demoted dozens of commanders
    > and set up his own regime of yes men and yes women.


    I've long wanted a regime of yes women.
  5. ryanm

    ryanm Guest

    "chetatkinsdiet" <mwood5@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:c2fd0fae.0308270533.546dacc0@posting.google.com...
    > Dallas city politics is always a circus. I saw JW Price on the news
    > last night spewing his usual junk about how Bolton was a "marked man
    > from the start" and he "had no way of succeeding"....all the usual
    > crap. Everyone pointing the finger at L Miller. When I do start to
    > pay attention to Dallas politics, it makes me want to move to Eureka
    > Springs or Austin, or some other little groovy city. Hopefully things
    > will get better here. BTW...did you make it down to Deep Ellum this
    > past weekend, where Miller said she'd have "a cop on every corner"?
    > Maybe I can start going again...or better yet, our band can try to
    > book some gigs down there now.
    > later,
    >

    The easiest way to get robbed in deep ellum is to play one of those
    venues. I did that for years while in high school and shortly after I
    graduated, and most of the clubs pay $1 per head from the door, and only for
    those who *say* they're there to see you. IOW, if 250 people show up, but
    only 25 mention that they came to see your band, you get $25. Total. For the
    whole band. The "headliner" occasionally gets $2 a head.

    Seriously, I never worried about getting mugged down there. A couple
    blocks south its a different story, but as long as you stay on
    Elm/Commerce/Main in the 5 block area that is deep ellum, you really needn't
    worry about it. What you do need to worry about is getting puked on by
    drunken college kids, or bumping into someone and getting lost in their
    ridiculously baggy pants or tangled up in the chains between their nose and
    nipple rings.

    ryanm
  6. Odin

    Odin Guest

    Re: A Great Day For Dallas, Texas

    "Panda Wallop" <pwallop@aol.com> wrote in message

    > > Rejoice, the shucking and jiving inept chief of police has been fired.
    > > Upon being promoted to chief he immediately demoted dozens of

    commanders
    > > and set up his own regime of yes men and yes women.

    >
    > I've long wanted a regime of yes women.


    Now that you mention it...

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