Lubbock Co. Judge warns of potential danger if Obama is re-elected

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Updated: 8/23/2012 6:25 am
update Thursday morning

New story, includes radio interview with Judge Head - Tax hearing held, Judge Head addresses revolt comments
New story - County Judge’s remarks on potential 'civil war' spread far and wide



posted Tuesday night, updated Wednesday morning

Lubbock County Judge Tom Head and Commissioner Mark Heinrich went into great detail Monday night on FOX 34 News @ Nine about why it is necessary to raise the tax rate by 1.7 cents the next fiscal year.

An across-the-board pay increase is needed for the attorneys on the DA's staff to keep them from being poached by higher-paying counties, and the sheriff needs to expand his staff by seven deputies to reduce call response times, minimize officer fatigue and reduce the turnaround time for investigations.

Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is reelected.

“He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked.
 
“I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.

"Now what's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He's going to send in U.N. troops. I don't want 'em in Lubbock County. OK. So I'm going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say 'you're not coming in here'.

"And the sheriff, I've already asked him, I said 'you gonna back me' he said, 'yeah, I'll back you'. Well, I don't want a bunch of rookies back there. I want trained, equipped, seasoned veteran officers to back me."

Whether you agree with the judge, or think his theories are unrealistic, the reality is a tax hike that will provide an additional $832,433 coupled with $2 million in cuts to make the numbers work.

You can sound off at two public hearings, Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Monday at 10a.m. Both hearings are at commissioner’s court.
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hungrywolf - 5/15/2013 3:41 PM
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Those familiar with human history know well that the seemingly improbable is all too possible, and occurs with alarming frequency. In our study of human history, and of human (all too human) behavior in literature, we learn that to anticipate the unexpected (or the improbable) is the premonition of the wise.

COCOBeing - 1/20/2013 10:10 AM
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GIVE ME BACK MY MONEY.  GIVE ME BACK MY MONEY AND REMOVE THE DIRT YOU PUT ON ME BY BLACKLISTING ME AND PUTTING ME IN THE BORDER AS A TERRORIST BECAUSE YOU ROBBED ME .    IAM A CHRISTIAN JEW.  I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST MOSLEMS, JEWS AND MOSLEMS ARE FINE TOGETHER IF YOU GUYS DO NOT ENTICE THEM TO BE IN WAR.  IF THE JEWS AND THE ARABS REALIZED  THEY ARE BROTHERS FROM THE SAME FATHER  AND NEED TO STOP THE BICKERING MAYBE THEY WILL REALISE THAT THE LEADERS IN THE USA THAT ARE THE CAUSE OF OUR WARS FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSE.  THAT ARABS ARE ACTUALLY  BROTHERS TO JEWS, FROM THE SAME FATHER..  VERY GOOD FRIENDSHIPS EXIST BETWEEN THE BROTHERS.  KILLING EACH OTHER DOES NOT RESOLVE ANYTHING.  MAYBE IF THEY MAKE FALAFEL AND HARIRA ( GREAT ARABIC SOUP) AND START LOVING ONE ANOTHER AS GOD ORDAINS, WE WOULD STOP ALL THE WARS AND KILLING OF MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WE LOVE FROM BOTH SIDES.  GOD WANTS PEACE AND LOVE, NOT WAR AND HATE.   GOD WILL JUDGE US.  HOPE TO SEE PEACE. I AM BORN IN MORROCO AND MY DADS BEST FRIENDS WERE WONDERFUL MOSLEMS.  WE USED TO GO TO THEIR FARMS AND THEY WOULD GIVE US LITTLE CHICKS TO PLAY WITH FOR THE WEEK. PEACE ON EARTH.  GOD WANTS IT.  HE IS BACK  BURNING ME TO SHOW YES YES YES.  MAYBE HE WANTS TO GUIDE US, GIVE US A CHANCE SO WHEN HE COMES HE WILL FIND NATIONS THAT OBEY HIM,  NATIONS  WORTHY TO BE CALLED HIS CHILDREN.  LIFE IS REALLY SO SHORT.  LETS ALL LIVE IN PEACE. WAR IS MURDER. SOON ALL OF US WILL STAND IN HIS PRESENCE.  WE ARE ONE.  IF WE MAKE ONE DIRTY, IT DIRTIES THE WHOLE BUNCH. WE HAVE MORE TO HANDLE.  THE WICKEDNESS THAT IS TRYING TO RULE, TO OVERTAKE OUR WORLD.  IF WE PROTECT ONE ANOTHER WE ARE STRONG AND WILL WIN.  IF WE LET THEM PREY ON THE WEAKER, WE ALREADY LOST.  ALL OF US HAVE LOST. I AM PRETTY UPSET THAT THESE GANGSTERS CROOKS CAN CONTINUE TO USE THEIR CROOKED POWER OVER US. I AM ASHAMED FOR THE WORLD THAT ALLOWS IT TO CONTINUE.  I HAVE THE CONSOLATION THAT MY GOD WILL HANDLE THEM MY GOD WILL GIVE THEM ETERNAL  SUFFERINGS BUT WHY, WHA

mynexthome - 11/7/2012 11:56 AM
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I wonder how the acid dropping moron feels today. What do they say in Lubbock, Get your guns up? Yep that pretty much says it. MORON

brenin - 9/8/2012 9:15 PM
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I am disgusted to live in a city with such ignorance. Is what Head says possible? Yes. Is it probable? No. Frankly, it's about as probable as the world ending this year. As for the UN bull... actually, that's all the discussion that topic deserves. Stop believing stupid things because you're scared they might be true. Exercise your minds and THINK. President Obama has the best interests of our country at heart, as did his predecessors, and as will his successors; this is not some evil conspiracy. If you disagree with his POLICY, fine, speak with your vote, but don't fall victim to this blatant sensationalism that serves no constructive purpose. Half of America supports him, half doesn't; that's the point of our political system. The people whose beliefs he gives voice to are no less American than you are. He is our President. Show him the same respect you expected President Bush, or any other President, to be shown.

ryan1776 - 9/4/2012 1:47 AM
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To the people who are attacking him; You really need to turn off your bias for a moment, and go do your own research! This "scenario" that he's talking about, IS actually a possibility. If you are one of those people that side with the UN, like that local business owner that was flying the UN flag, YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO THE REPUBLIC and a domestic enemy!!

quietxheart - 8/25/2012 1:11 PM
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Wow, this guy has come off of his hinges. Was he on acid?

Veron - 8/25/2012 10:19 AM
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Oh my... people of Lubbock I feel for you... It must be tiring being so scared of everything - now the UN. With "Leaders" like the good ole Judge Head here feeding the fear at every turn, its difficult to know which direction to go. Please do us all a favor and do some real research on the facts. You are being fed lies, so that you vote against your own best interests. Wake-up... but no more TEA please...

ggeorge44 - 8/25/2012 2:53 AM
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As a NATO worker for the US, in AFGHAN,(5 yrs) and in IRAQ (18 Mos) , I can assure Mr. Head that he will not have to face a Tank or otherwise. NATO is a deterrent for individuals like Osama Bin Laden, raceism, slaughter of individuals,drugs, etc. I cannot Mr. Head is such. In the first place: 1. It would take a tremendous amount of resources and monies for such a movement. 2. Who can speak all the languages of Nato, (French, German, Swedish, etc.etc.) 3. Yes, we pay FICA, WH, Medicare , Self Emp. tax from our tax monies, and they don't. And it's our monies they use. Don't tax us no more. On top of this, we have a military that is so devasting; that this will not happen. But in Lubbock,His Royal Highness Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi of Iran, son of the late Shah of Iran used to train at the Air Base. The Ayatollah's even confiscated his house in Lubbock, check it out. Their already there.

Aymeric - 8/24/2012 11:32 PM
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While watching the video Tom Head and the "county commissioners", I'm reminded of nothing so much as the scene in the movie The Avengers, where Nick Fury (Tom Head) confronts a group of spineless invertebrate beaurocrat "commissioners" (Gilbert Flores). I have to say tho that Gilbert Flores outperforms the commissioner characters in the movie Avengers in the aspect of spinelessness.

Aymeric - 8/24/2012 11:28 PM
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While watching the video Tom Head and the "county commissioners", I'm reminded of nothing so much as the scene in the movie The Avengers, where Nick Fury (Tom Head) confronts a group of spineless invertebrate beaurocrat "commissioners" (Gilbert Flores). I have to say tho that Gilbert Flores outperforms the commissioner characters in the movie Avengers in the aspect of spinelessness.
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