quidni pro quo

Random musings at random intervals. Erudition not guaranteed.

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Location: El Paso area, Texas, United States

I'm a 40-something Christian, conservative, pro-life, Constitutionalist, motorcycle-riding, pick-up truck driving, wife, mother, state employee, ham radio operator and part-time college student, enlisted in the Texas State Guard. Everything else is subject to revision without notice.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


TX DPS seeking suspect in trooper shooting

Manhunt continues for suspect

Law officers today continued an exhaustive manhunt in East Texas for a former law enforcement officer suspected of killing a state trooper at the end of a traffic chase Tuesday night in Marion County.

Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37, is named in a warrant charging him with capital murder.

Robertson was last known to be driving a light blue 1997 Dodge Intrepid with Texas tags 039 LCG, authorities said.

Texas state Trooper Scott Burns, 39, was killed just before 8 p.m. east of Lake O' The Pines after a brief chase that ended at a rural crossroads near the Kellyville community.


Authorities said Burns had just pulled over a car when the driver got out with a shotgun and started shooting before the trooper could get out of his car. Residents who heard the police car's siren and then gunshots called 911.


Burns had been with the Department of Public Safety for five years. He was married with a five-month-old baby.

Only snippets of the article are given - you can follow the link to read the rest. Click here to see more info and a pic of Trooper Burns. May God bless his wife and baby.

If you see Mr. Robertson or his vehicle, or have any information that might assist in his apprehension, please dial 911 immediately.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Ever had...

... a customer who asks a question, but never stops talking long enough for you to answer?


Sunday, April 06, 2008

Film legend Charlton Heston dead at 84

LOS ANGELES -- Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.

Read the entire article at the link above.... I especially appreciate this snippet:

The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1994 at a party with Hollywood and political friends. They had been married 64 years when he died.

Actor, activist, and a man who honored his commitments. What's not to respect?

God speed, and God bless, Mr. Heston. We'll miss you.


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Businesses may not usurp constitutional rights


"The right to keep and bear arms is clearly protected by both the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Constitution. "Bear" means transport and "keep" means you can take it with you. Further, the Florida Constitution specifically makes it clear that the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense is pre-eminent."

"Expecting armed robbers and other "uninvited guests" to obey a "gun free zone" is idiocy. Criminals don't obey the law — that's what makes them criminals.

Let's be clear. NRA believes in private property rights, but corporate property interests don't override the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. Owning property doesn't make one an emperor.

After all, civil rights laws, zoning laws, safety inspections and fire codes all supersede property rights. Workers should not have to choose between protecting themselves and following a thoughtless workplace policy."


Read the entire article on Tallahassee.com.

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