Judge Jeanine’s EPIC RANT In Favor Of Gov. Rick Perry! Indictment HOGWASH! [4:52]
Setting the Record Straight [2:08]
Honestly … you have to watch these two videos to believe them. This woman is a DISTRICT ATTORNEY!
Dashcam video of roadside sobriety test [11:22]
Jail video from after her arrest [4:49]
April 12-13, 2013: On the night of her arrest (around midnight), Lehmberg’s blood alcohol (.23) was nearly three times the legal level. Her smug belligerence really makes me wonder what kind of dirt she has on which prominent Democrats, KWIM?
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, fined $4,000 and lost her driver’s license.
In Texas, the district attorney is the county’s lead law enforcement officer, and the Travis County District Attorney has the additional responsibility of prosecuting public crimes under the Public Integrity Unit, leading to a loud outcry for Lehmberg’s resignation from lawmakers and public safety groups. She refused to resign.
The Texas Local Government Code, in Chapter 87, allows public officials like district attorneys to be removed from office for “incompetency, official misconduct, habitual drunkenness, or other causes defined by law.” The 1987 revision to the law added a single incidence of intoxication on or off duty as a potential cause for removal.
However, because Lehmberg is a Democrat, elected in Travis County, one of the most Democratic-heavy areas of the state, and Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, would be able to pick her replacement, other Democrats quickly rallied to her defense.
That’s Democrats for you. Never mind that she’s a flaming alcoholic who is a menace to herself and society. She’s a DEMOCRAT! Politics trumps public safety ever time.
Frustrated with Lehmberg’s refusal to resign and maintaining his position that someone who had committed her offenses was not fit for office, either as the district attorney or as head of the Public Integrity Unit, Perry then announced plans to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit unless Lehmberg resigned.
Texas law clearly grants the governor the power to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit and many other agencies, but Democrats supporting Lehmberg howled and moved to punish the uppity governor by charging him with two felonies!
August 15, 2014: A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony with potential punishments of five to 99 years in prison, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony that carries a punishment of two to 10 years.
No one quibbles that Perry had the right to veto the funding when the legislation crossed his desk. The case is about whether he abused his office when he threatened to veto in an attempt to get Lehmberg to step down.
The criminal investigation could mar Republican Perry’s political prospects as he mulls another run at the White House in 2016, which no doubt fueled the self-righteous fires of the Democrats For the Defense of Drunken District Attorneys who prosecuted him.
Texans have reduced illegal crossings by nearly 50%.
As I understand it, defending our borders and enforcing immigration law are federal duties, ones the Obamacrat “leadership” in DC absolutely refuse to perform.
On August 1, 2014, Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst appeared on America’s Newsroom. [3:36]
“The president didn’t spend his entire visit to Texas whoring himself out to the wealthy and laughing uproariously about our fallen borders. He also took some time to fight negative racial stereotypes by drinking beer and playing pool.
From a serious journalistic and editorial standpoint, Hope n’ Change would really like to describe Mr. Obama’s actions as something other than “acting like a complete douche nozzle.”
But we can’t.”
H/t Mindful Webworker
As far as I can see, Barack Obama is only good at two things … playing games and partying. This is no surprise to those of us who were familiar with his postage stamp resumé back in 2008. I’m guessing the detoxing-from-kool-aid sheeple are feeling all kinds of shocked and dismayed though. It’s like when the ‘rents went away that time and the party was fun Fun FUN … until you woke up to a wrecked house, a slamming hangover, and a nagging suspicion you forgot to use a rubber with that girl … or was it more than one girl?
As I write this, Oblamer is in Austin, Texas, for yet another round of kissing up to rich Democrats. The White House invited Texas Governor Perry to have the tingle-making opportunity to shake Teh Won’s HAND at the airport but … can you believe this? Perry said thanks, but no thanks! The nerve of that RAAAACIST Republican bastard!
Actually, what Perry replied to the invite was,
“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue. With the appropriate notice, I am willing to change my schedule to facilitate this request.
“Since first calling the issue of border security to your attention in a 2009 letter requesting 1,000 National Guard troops to assist with securing our border, I have followed up with several further communications inviting you to tour the border and view this crisis firsthand. In addition, I have provided information on how the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety have supported, and continue to support, surge operations along a border, which has become a nexus for criminal activity of all kinds.
“At any point while you are here, I am available to sit down privately so we can talk and you may directly gain my state’s perspective on the effects of an unsecured border and what is necessary to make it secure.”
Yeah. That’s really going to happen. NOT. The best the lazy bastard could manage was to add “a roundtable to discuss the border crisis” to his Texas itinerary. That is SO typical of this schmuck’s entire presidency. He never goes to look at the situation or talk to the people involved or, you know, get advice from anyone who actually understands the problem. He just takes a break from his parties and his golfing to wag his Royal Finger, blame Republicans and yap about how Congress needs to spend more money on the problem.
More than 50,000 undocumented young people have arrived in the United States since October, mostly coming across the Texas border after traveling thousands of miles across Mexico from their homes in Central America. Many of them are diseased and about 1/3 of the young girls have been sexually abused by the men who are using them to get themselves and their drugs and weapons into this country.
AP described the border like this:
“All through the night, government buses idle near the border wall — a mile or two from the river — awaiting loads of immigrants. The zone is patrolled by no fewer than six local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies, including gunboats crewed by Texas state troopers with night-vision goggles and the Border Patrol’s white and green trucks. Helicopters swoop above the winding waterway. But there’s little cat-and-mouse pursuit. Every day, hundreds of immigrants walk up to agents, wave to their remote cameras or simply wait to be picked up on the side of a road.”
LATE BREAKING GOOD NEWS!
Texas Senate passed the post-20-week abortion ban!
Bill now moves on to Governor Perry for his signature!