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Conservatives Love More Government
As I gaze over the news today I can't help but be struck by how controlling the government hating, the less government the better, get government off your back and out of the way, conservatives have become. Below I will document the horrors.
The county in which I reside in Texas, Williamson, is EXTREMELY conservative. It is just north of Austin -- Travis County -- and Williamson County is, at this time, a counterbalance to it's liberal/progressive tilt. Last week this story broke, Deputy stopped, not arrested after drinking, driving. Now when you get pulled over for suspicion of DWI in Williamson County and your not a Sheriff well they don't call your boss to the scene and then have you wife come pick you up. Although Office Poteet disagrees:
Officers treated Ferguson "just like any other citizen," said Round Rock officer Eric Poteet, a spokesman for the department.That may be true but I say an officer seeing the vehicle being all over the road, smelling alcohol on the driver's breath and the driver stating he had a couple of pitchers to drink is probable cause. Especially in Williamson County. Once again if it's Joe Citizen and he refuses to take the field sobriety tests, his wife will not be called to come pick him up from the Target parking lot. Joe Citizen's wife will be called by Joe from a jail cell. Also, after Joe has told the officer he had "a couple of pitchers" of beer at Hooters and the smell of alcohol is on his breath, our friend Joe is going to jail. In my opinion one question left out here is who did wrong in this case? I believe that not only should the officer that was driving drunk be punished but the officer that pulled him over should be punished as well. Unless his superiors want to admit that they tell officers to give preferential treatment to fellow officers.
"In fact, he was held to an even higher standard," Poteet said. "In a case where there is not probable cause to arrest, we do not call someone's employer."
Now, in an effort to stop these types of horrible atrocities and in his infinite wisdom the Williamson County DA has come up with a plan to blood test.. well I'm having trouble finding much on this but here is the story from the local radio station I heard it on, BLOOD COULD BE USED IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY DWI STOPS:
WILLIAMSON COUNTY ATTORNEY JOHN BRADLEY ANNOUNCES A TOUGH NEW POLICY AIMED AT PUTTING SOME TEETH BACK INTO THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRUNK DRIVING LAWS. CURRENTLY, IF YOU?RE PULLED OVER AND YOU REFUSE A COP?S REQUEST FOR A BREATH SAMPLE, YOUR LICENSE CAN BE SUSPENDED?.For more here is the link form the county news site(scroll down) DA Announces New Policy: Search Warrants for DWI?s. Now I don't want to get in to things like, don't judges have better things to being doing with their time. Shouldn't my tax dollar's be used for better things. But shouldn't they? Just becuase one of your deputies gets pulled over when he's drunk and gets preferential treatment that doesn't mean you have to start making new rules. Just start using the laws on the books. Show me some statistics of how many people are getting let go, like this, because they won't take the tests.
NOW -- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, WILLIAMSON COUNTY LAW ENFORCMENT WILL GET A SEARCH WARRANT TO FORCE YOU TO BE TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR A BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST.
Enough of my local rantings now we move on to the naitonal scene where a Republican Senator Bids to Extend Indecency Rules to Cable:
But Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) told a group of broadcasters yesterday that he wants to extend that authority (the same indecency regulations that govern over-the-air broadcasts) to cover the hundreds of cable and satellite television and radio channels that operate outside of the government's control. In addition to basic cable channels such as ESPN, Discovery and MTV, that would include premium channels such as HBO and Showtime and the two satellite radio services, XM and Sirius.Next thing you know he'll be wanting to shut down websites with homosexual republican prostitutes on them.