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Trace Adkins – Arlington

 

 

 

Uploaded on Feb 26, 2009

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“Arlington” is sung from the viewpoint of a soldier, killed in battle and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. It was inspired by United States Marine Corps Corporal Patrick Nixon, who died in battle in 2003.
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George Strait Breaks Rolling Stones’ Concert Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Country music king George Strait capped off the last tour of his career with an epic, star-studded final performance at the billion-dollar stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, dazzling an audience of nearly 105,000 people with duet after duet with some of the biggest names in country music.

  The attendance shattered the previous record set by The Rolling Stones at The Louisiana Superdome in 1981. More than 10,000 fans alone took in the three-hour show from the stadium floor.

” Oh, man. I tell you what. This is too much fun,” he said.

  Known for his honky-tonk style, classic interpretation of Western swing and Texas cowboy get-up, Strait is the undisputed patriarch of a generation of country music stars, none of whom left the stage Saturday without paying homage to or receiving a hug from the country music legend.

” In the early ’80s when I was a young man in Georgia, I was a big fan of `Unwound,'” Alan Jackson said of the 1981 hit that propelled Strait to stardom. “You’re the reason I came to Nashville, Tennessee. God bless you.”

 

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SWAT Team Raids Organic Farm, Confiscates Blueberries

 

 

 

 

” A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search. Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm.”

 

 

 

 

” But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,” after holding residents inside at GUNpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.”

 

 

 

 

     This story transpired in August of 2013 but is back in the news because the trial is starting . Yes , a trial … for “illegal” blackberry bushes ? This is the absurdity of the drug war exemplified . Neighbors complain of code violations , make bogus allegations of marijuana plants and SWAT raids a hippy commune . 

    A ten hour SWAT raid for illegal shrubs ? WTF ? Read more here and here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawyer Weighs In On Arlington Man Sent To Nursing Home

 

 

 

” A lawyer weighed in Friday on the case of an 85-year-old North Texas man who said he couldn’t get out of a local hospital on Wednesday. Instead of going home, Charlie Fink ended up in a nursing home after he was detained against his will by the state under an emergency protective order. Fink called FOX 4 for help.

  While FOX 4 hasn’t seen the court documents in Fink’s case, we do know the state believes that not only is Fink potentially a threat to himself and others, but that he can no longer handle his responsibilities at home.

  Fink allowed FOX 4 to enter what he called his crowded home on Friday, where neighbors Kenny and Debra McIntosh were cleaning. Trash and treasure fill Fink and his wife Edith’s home.

” They’re getting older, so it’s hard for them to move everything where they need to be, and dust high and stuff like that, which I can understand,” said Debra. Fink and 87-year-old Edith are now together in a nursing home.

   Edith was removed by the state Feb. 5, and Charlie was removed this week after driving himself to Richardson Methodist Hospital for hernia surgery. A hearing was held Wednesday for the state to temporarily take custody of Fink after he was placed in the hospital’s psychiatric ward.

” One thing that troubled me about that protective hearing you’re talking about is, he wasn’t present,” said attorney Geoff Henley, unrelated to Fink’s case. “He was not present, according to your story, and he was entitled to be.”

   

    Answer me this : Why is it totally unacceptable for the State to harass , incarcerate or in any way molest the mentally ill homeless on every city’s streets that the ACLU are so eager to defend yet when it comes to the rights of an self-sufficient elderly man who keeps his own home , pays his bills and feeds himself or those of a teenaged girl who’s parents are eager to take proper care of her those rights and their defenders are nowhere to be found ?

     How did we get to such a topsy-turvy world that the street people , the winos and the homeless , some of whom are mentally unbalanced and may indeed pose a threat to society , have benefactors , protectors and unalienable rights while those who choose to be responsible members of the community can so readily be deemed “unfit” and carted off by the State “for their own good” without so much as a peep from the usual “civil libertarian” groups ?

 

 

Another State kidnapping by the protection nazis … HT/PoliceStateUSA 

 

 

     Post Script: A bit off topic , but we have one more thought . As we have been compiling a fairly voluminous list of violations of individual liberty by the authorities in the US it has surprised us a good bit that Texas , a state that prides itself on being a haven of civil liberty supplies us with a disproportionate amount of stories like the one above and many other even worse examples of police brutality , no-knock raids and all round Statist behavior . Odd that …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Killed, Officer Hurt In Overnight Collision Between Cruiser, Car Near Ohio’s Capital

 

 

 

” Its lights flashing and siren blaring, a police cruiser that was responding to a robbery report collided with a car at an intersection just northeast of Ohio’s capital early Friday, killing all six people in the car and injuring an officer, officials said.

Investigators said an officer from the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington was responding to a reported armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant when the crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. at a large intersection that includes traffic lights.

The people killed in the other vehicle included a small child. Authorities believe but haven’t confirmed that the driver and a woman riding with him were the parents of the other four people, all girls, said Chief Robert Oppenheimer of Perry Township police, who are investigating the crash.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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