ITB, I think what NewTexas means is the usage of bodily fluids in a malicious manner obviously no prosecutor is going to file charges against a vehicular accident victim or a victim of a gun shot or any other emergency for getting blood or bodily fluids on Emergency services personnel.
Never had jury duty. They either didn't need me before I ever had to show up to the courthouse or I was halfway across the country in school.
I've heard there are certain ways to pretty much guarantee you won't get picked for jury selection, but don't know specifics.
The idea behind Black Lives Matter isn't that they matter more than other people, it was to draw attention to the higher than average incarceration rates and perceived biases in the judicial system as a whole.
The Texas Attorney General, not wanting to lose the Governor of Texas for more than a day, offered up the following statements to share with the Judge:
1. “I CAN ONLY COMMUNICATE TELEPATHICALLY.”
2. “MY PEOPLE DO NOT RECOGNIZE YOUR EARTH LAWS.”
3. “JUSTIN BIEBER TICKETS ARE GOING ON SALE THAT DAY - AND I NEED TO GET IN LINE FOR THEM!”
4. “I HAVE TO BRING MY SEEING-EYE WOMBAT.”
5. “I SUPPORT THE DEATH PENALTY.”
Your AG is an alien? Fascinating.
Those were lines The AG suggested that we use on the judge to get out of Jury Duty. Fortunately, probably, we did not have to use any of them. All we had to do is adopt a stance PaTex told us when we turned teenaged - "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."
The only thing worse than a bad law is a badly written law. Let us hope you are correct in your assessment.
In my case it was easy. The judge is calling the roll, he reads my name, pauses, looks over his glasses at me and asks, "Are you the same _______ that writes for the newspaper?"
"Yes your honor," I replied.
"You're outta here," the jude said while motioning me toward the door.
***** Texas Saturday Breakfast *****
Whoop, whoop! Saturday breakfast time! Today will be Breakfast Quesadillas Saturday! We are whipping up some of our award-winning breakfast quesadillas for Texas this weekend! We will start it off with The Basic - just plain ol' cheddar cheese, grated, placed in a small flour tortilla and toasted up in a lightly greased skillet until golden and crispy on the outside. Perfect in its simplicity. Want a little spiciness to your Quesadilla, we have you covered with the Mexican Especial Quesadilla - a regular corn tortilla loaded with a blend of Mexican cheeses - Oaxaca, Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar and Asadero imported from Sinaloa - topped with diced pickled jalapeños and diced raw onions then folded and fried up in a little Manteca. Arriba! We cannot leave out our friends from Canada, so get you the Canadian Quesadilla made with Canada's finest, and favorite cheese, Cheddar grated up over half a large flour tortilla topped with two slices of lightly-browned Canadian Bacon and topped with gently-scrambled eggs, folded and crisped up in butter. Good eats, eh? Quesadillas are all about the cheese and we will present you with a Belgian surprise, The Camembert Quesadilla! The star of this beauty is a triple cream Camembert cheese with the rind removed, and sliced thinly and placed on a flour tortilla, topped with caramelized sweet onions and lightly browned in a touch of sunflower oil. Oo-la-la! Uno mas! Our final offering will be a simple Pepper Jack Cheese Quesadilla made with a mild Monterey Jack cheese infused with jalapeño and serrano peppers, shredded and tossed lightly with Texas Grade A scrambled eggs and cooked, crumbled chorizo and then placed in a large flour tortilla (made fresh daily by a small cadre of NewTexan Abuelitas working all night for you) and toasted up to a beautiful golden brown and sliced into wedges. That one is the best since the cheese just glues everything together into one oozy-gooey-eggy-spicy mess that tastes oh so good! We have plenty of other cheeses on hand as well as plenty of more ingredients. Feel free to create your own, our waiters are ready to take your order for the Quesadilla of your dreams! Get creative! We will open The Juice Bar is with all the standard juices - Orange, Apple, Grapefruit, and Tomato. The funky one today is the Pommegranite Persimmon Cinnamon Slushy. Try "The Suicide" - we dare you! Start your day off the right way, munch out and go back to sleep. Of course, The Never Ending Urn of Coffee is full and ready to help you wash it all down. Texas coffee doesn't get much better. Enjoy Texas! You know you want to!®
***** Texas Election Reminder *****
In Texas Election News, Second 2018 Texas Elections Nominations Week is winding down. Speech & Campaign Week starts Sunday, August 5th High Noon Texas Time (GMT -6). So you only have about 1¼ days if you have any Texans to nominate for the Texas Government Cabinet and Texas Representative Council positions. We have a good slate of candidates, but you can never be too light on nominations. So, get out there and nominate your friend, your neighbor or even your enemy!
Almost all Cabinet nominees have accepted their nominations. And, almost none of the TRC nominees have. This is a rapidly changing landscape. Safj, Trecdom2, Seeker Alpha, Shemiki, Issues Test Bed, Richard I, Gig em Aggies, Ewing Oil Co and Independent Planets should check the Election forum if they would like to be on the ballot.
If you would like to make some Constitutional Amendments or Repeals to offer and or would like to propose new Articles, then you have until Sunday, August 12, 2018! Or, if you just have questions about how this works, there is a link to the forum at the top of this page! Just to be clear:
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Threads are up and ready! Let's go Texas!
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Wow, that is pretty amazing and cool since Stewart has not done that role since 2002! So, this is going to be a second Star Trek series running on CBS Pay TV? Two Star Trek series running at the same time is pretty amazing in itself, two running on the same network is really amazing.
Yes it will be on CBS All Access, unsure how the foreign markets will view it. I'm guessing the same way they get Discovery.
I'll post the link to the formal announcement in a bit.
***** State of The Region Address *****
August 5, 2018
Greetings Citizens of Texas!
It is our great pleasure to announce that the nomination process is over for the Second Trimester 2018 Texas Elections. The following is the slate for the new Government of Texas. This week will be a time for candidates to campaign, debate and make speeches on the offsite forum. Next Sunday we will begin the elections. Join all the fun on the offsite forum at:
Election Notes are in that forum as well.
We have a bit of a more tame round of-of Elections this time around with only one Cabinet position being contested. In the Department of State race, which ended in a tie last Trimester, one of the incumbents has not been nominated, nor has she thrown in her own hat. Trecdom is not off scot-free though, he will still have to face the inimitable No Confidence. Texas Ambassador Safj is going to attempt to upset incumbent Seeker Alpha in the World Assembly Affairs race. Incumbent Indian Empire is uncontested in the position of Secretary of Defense. Lt. Gov. Hiram, unlike the last Election, also faces no competition this term. There will probably be no bold moves in this Trimester. All candidates need to remember, there is RL work involved in these positions versus RP work, of which there is some of that too. These are not cushy jobs; just ask any of them. As usual, all races will have the ever-pesky and dreaded No Confidence to run against.
Where the last race for the Texas Representative Council Election was low on incumbents, this one is high! We have all 5 returning to race as well as 3 former TRC members, all of which have served on the TRC multiple times in their time as a Texan. You know what all that means? Yes, there will be a couple of losers since there are 8 nations going for 5 positions. But, no one is ever a loser who has taken part in Texas Government and the election process. We like to think that all the incumbents are a tribute to the job that they are doing and have done in the past representing The Great Region of Texas! Kudos nominees! In these 55th Texas Elections, as in every election, a well-made speech or no-speech may decide the final 5. That is a serious tip for would-be TRC members. * wink * Texas, please join us in saluting all our nominees for Texas Government!
Congratulations to all the Candidates!
The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas
The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins
Secretary of Defense
The Social Republic of Indian Empire
Secretary of State
The Next Generation of Trecdom2
Texas Representative Council (5 to be elected)
The Barnes-Free Conglomerate of Ewing Oil Co
The Galactic Empire of Gig em Aggies
The Concordium of Independent Planets
The Oppressed Peoples of Issues Test Bed
The Call for the Dead of Richard I
The Serene Compassionate Utopia of Safj
The Kingdom of Shemiki
The Southeast Texan Republic of United States of Woodward
Let the Speeches and Campaigns begin!
Long Live The Great Region of Texas!
Governor of Texas
Hmm. I'm interested, and Patrick Stewart can hardly go wrong, but I think it all depends on whether it can capture the aesthetics and themes of the era better than Discovery did.
Back in February when I had to actually go to the courthouse for jury duty no trials were going to a jury, everybody was taking a plea. I along with about 200 other people were stuck in the courthouse until 4pm. At least we have a 1 day or 1 trial system so I good for a while. One of my compatriots had had to serve on 6 jury trials in the last 20 years.
Greetings everyone! I am new here. Looking forward to meeting y'all. Have a nice day.
Emperor Zar Balestier
Empire of Balestier and
Empire of Balestier Majestic
^I've heard of people doing that