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Texas National Guard put on High Alert...

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ThaBigP, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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  2. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    Trying to find confirmation, but from what I've read from multiple sources (granted, mostly blogs and such) is that this was in direct defiance of an order from Washing the last few days. Again, I'm looking for some more mainstream sources on both the alert, and to what extent this was in "violation" or "defiance" of a federal order... Hard to find breaking news on a Sunday other than sports and blogs unfortunately...
  3. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Dear Obama:
    You want a shovel ready project?
    How about the border?
    Capitalize on one of Bush's screw ups.
  4. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    I did get to see Dan Patrick on Fox News, and he was "mad as hell, and he wasn't going to take it any more!" sometime last week. I'll see if I can dig up the video. Think Glenn Beck interviewed him.

    His premise was, they're trying (read: pleading) with the administration to do something and getting a cold shoulder, committee hearings, blue ribbon panels (the usual "do nothing" routine). He suggested then calling up the Texas Army National Guard with or without Washington's help
  5. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/video/index....ralObject=3624924&referralPlaylistId=playlist

    Here's the Dan Patrick interview from last week...even there he says we should call up the guard...but at the time he was hoping for Washington's assistance.

    Again, I'm sure on Mon you'll be able to comfirm or deny this report better, once the "regular" news picks up on the story (or refutes it). In the meantime we have to settle for "sodapop", "lolipop", and "pizzaslice" blogs...
  6. sbark

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  7. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    Man, I could hear some heavy arms being discharged in that vid...sounded like .50cal
  8. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    this the same obama who said "do nothing" was not an option for "his" ideas?
  9. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Texas is a "Red" state.....doing nothing is 1st option, heck Texas doenst even want his "funny money"
  10. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    these times are about as unstable as it's ever been, huh?
  11. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    How close are you Texans on this board to this sort of thing?
    Is it affecting you in any way?
  12. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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    Don't worry, if Obama has failed here (and let's be clear....Bush did as well), I'll be one of the first to smack him around on this thread. But I always try to be fair...we just may have to wait until the regular media wakes up and goes back to work on Monday morning before we know any details.
  13. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    not yet, but i'll feel better when my shotgun gets here.

    still debating the rifle. i like the wetherby 7mm.
  14. ThaBigP

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    If you mean, are we dodging gunfire and narco-gang wars, no, at least not in North Dallas. The attitude of Texans, though, is that we WILL NOT ever allow it to get to that point. Think of us as Israel on the Rio Grande. I've heard that there has been increased Mexican narco-gang activity here the last few years, however. It's yet to boil over this far north though, at least to the degree that the average Joe and Jane notice it. Further south, esp in the El Paso area is a different story.
  15. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    its beginning to feel like we are living thru a Movie...Orwell 1984?
  16. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    better get 1 quick......
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3731/is_200203/ai_n9083907

    Article basically says Natl Gd units are under Fed Control.......Obama could nix the call up?....probably depends on his mood for that day...how did his 1 on 1 game go that morning?

    going to have to defend the border with a citizen militia.....
  17. adamc91115

    adamc91115 New Member

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    Sign me up.
  18. ThaBigP

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    You want a completely nightmare scenario? Well, you're going to get one anyway :rolleyes:

    Bear in mind, none of this (I mean *none* of this) is based on any information I have, just a brainstorm...

    What if the TX National Guard story is true. What if Washington doesn't like it and throws a fit. What if TX doesn't back down. What if Washinton then simply orders those guardsmen to Afghanistan....
  19. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I can't find anything about this in the news. The only thing I can find is on blogs and political websites. I think there's a good chance this is complete BS.
  20. ThaBigP

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    No, more likey Texas would simply defy any order to stand down. See may "nightmare scenario" post on how Washington might react to that...

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