I have no idea what is going on with the ads- I tried to disable them all by removing the widgets and they are still showing up. I am working on this. I feel like Barry Corbin in WarGames- I’d piss on the god damn spark plug if I thought that would stop WOPR.
Between the angst and anger and divisiveness in the comments over the rebuild I am ready to just take a blow torch and kerosene to the god damned website.
https://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpg00John Colehttps://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpgJohn Cole2019-05-23 10:23:332019-05-23 10:23:33I Don't Know What the Fuck is Going On
BREAKING: 4 years after nine bikers were killed during a shootout in Waco, te DA has announced he will dismiss all criminal cases against the remaining 24 defendants charged in the melee. Nobody has been convicted in any of the related cases.https://t.co/kFIkVf0195
What else could the DA do? It was a bureaucratic nightmare!
…[McLennan County District Attorney Barry] Johnson inherited the Twin Peaks cases when he took office in January, and said he has spent 75 percent of his time since then with a team of prosecutors and investigators trying to determine how to resolve the remaining cases.
Johnson’s decision Tuesday means that no one will be held accountable for the multiple deaths or injuries or for the chaotic battle between heavily armed, rival motorcycle clubs waged in a crowded shopping center parking lot while families were on their way to lunch after Sunday church.
In announcing his decision, Johnson said it is time to “end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county since May 17, 2015.” …
About 200 bikers were arrested after the shootout on identical charges of engaging in organized criminal activity and held on $1 million bonds each. Former McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna sought indictments against 155 bikers on those identical charges and chose to try Jacob Carrizal, the Bandidos Dallas county chapter president, first.
Carrizal’s case ended in mistrial in November 2017, with most of the jurors in his case favoring acquittal, and no other defendant has been tried since.
The way Reyna handled the Twin Peaks cases was the centerpiece of Johnson’s campaign, and he defeated Reyna in the March 2018 Republican primary by 20 percentage points. After the primary, Reyna dismissed all but 24 of the remaining Twin Peaks cases. The special prosecutors appointed to handle four of the cases after Reyna recused his office also were critical of the manner in which the cases were handled and dismissed them, also…
Carrizal is among those whose cases are to be dismissed. Johnson noted that his trial cost $1 million in preparation and trial costs, plus an additional $500,000 in security and overtime pay after county officials ratcheted up security for his trial.
“To open that Pandora’s Box back up and start down that road again when we don’t feel that, after looking at the facts and the evidence, that we would be able to meet our burden of beyond a reasonable doubt would be irresponsible, in my opinion. Therefore, I am making the decision now to end this nightmare that we have been dealing with in this county since May 17, 2015,” Johnson said…
Further reinforcing the outlander perception that nothing good comes out of Waco. I remember posting about this back in 2015, but my weak search skills fail me…
A lot of bad things have happened in Waco, but this shouldn't be "normal" for anywhere. The gun battle broke out on a hot and quiet Sunday afternoon at an outdoor shopping mall. I heard about it from a neighbor shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond.https://t.co/OCh9LxcDJA
https://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpg00Anne Lauriehttps://www.balloon-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/balloon_juice_header_logo_grey.jpgAnne Laurie2019-04-02 18:41:202019-04-02 18:04:16Predictable Sad Coda: The Twin Peaks Shoot-Out in Waco
An active-shooter training exercise at an Indiana elementary school in January left teachers with welts, bruises and abrasions after they were shot with plastic pellets by the local sheriff’s office conducting the session.
The incident, acknowledged in testimony this week before state lawmakers, was confirmed by two elementary school teachers in Monticello, who described an exercise in which teachers were asked by local law enforcement to kneel down against a classroom wall before being sprayed across their backs with plastic pellets without warning.
“They told us, ‘This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing,’” said one of the two teachers, both of whom asked IndyStar not to be identified out of concern for their jobs. “They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times.
“It hurt so bad.”
Now, these teachers and the state’s largest teachers union want to stop this from happening in other Hoosier schools. The Indiana State Teachers Association is lobbying lawmakers to add language prohibiting teachers from being shot with any sort of ammunition to a school safety bill working its way through the Statehouse.
“What we’re looking for is just a simple statement in this bill that would prohibit the shooting of some type of projectile at staff in an active shooter drill,” said Gail Zeheralis, director of government relations for the ISTA during testimony in support of House Bill 1004 before lawmakers Wednesday.
jesus fucking tapdancing christ
One nation bans the guns used in mass shootings, the other lines their teachers up and shoots them in the back to help prepare them for the inevitable future shootings.
Whoever though a union would have to write “The school board can not shoot the teachers with plastic projectiles” into the next contract?
Offutt Air Base in Omaha had to move planes to Lincoln as the runways flooded. Side note: I was born there and pretty sure my blood runs Air Force Blue.
My brother and niece were stranded here. They came out for spring break and then the town they and my parents live in became an island as the Loup flooded and many levies broke. (The farmer who died when the bridge washed out is from there, too)
My sister-in-law is a nurse and couldn’t get to work because all roads out of town were underwater. She finally made it to work through a three-hour route (she’s twenty minutes from it normally) and my brother made it home yesterday with just a few long, out of the way roads.
More roads are opening up, but many highways are with escorts only.
The Nebraska State Patrol is posting some great photos. Here are their animal rescues:
He seems to be enjoying the boat ride.
You’ve come to save me? I love you.
And this haunting photo was not far from where my parents (who are thankfully dry – even though they live next to a levy):
The little town of Genoa had to completely evacuate. This is one of their bridges.
Here’s the Governor flyover video:
I know we have some Nebraska and Iowa jackals, are you all okay? Anyone at risk as all this water moves downstream?
But you know…climate change is a liberal conspiracy.