Not that everyone in Lubbock thinks like Judge Head
The United Nations scoffed on Friday at claims by a judge in Lubbock County, Texas, that U.N. troops could invade the southern U.S. state to settle a possible civil war, which the judge warned could be sparked if Obama is re-elected in November.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman, Martin Nesirky, when asked if the United Nations had any plans to invade Texas.
He later added: “No one, not even the United Nations, would ever mess with Texas…”
Texas not only has a special share of nutballs, they specialize in loonies living in the wrong century.
He was responding to comments from Tom Head, a county judge in Lubbock who told a local Fox News station on Monday that taxes needed to be raised so the county could prepare for contingencies if Obama was re-elected for a second term.
“He (Obama) is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. What’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst case scenario — civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe,” Head said.
“What’s going happen … if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops, I don’t want them in Lubbock County. I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carriers and say ‘You’re not coming in here,’” he said.
When I was still on the road, I was supposed to be in Lubbock every two weeks to see a couple of clients.
I recall one of those clients – and the one and only time I met him. After our initial business pleasantries were over he asked, “Before we discuss anything further I need to know what denomination you are?”
At first I thought he was asking some weird question about currency. Was I a 2-dollar-bill kind of guy? Then, he clarified his question. “If we’re going to do business, I need to know what kind of Baptist you are? We generally only deal with Southern Baptists around here?
I gave him the short lecture on the history of New England Protestantism, the Congregational Church – and did not tell him I had been an atheist since the age of thirteen. I never returned to his business. I turned him over to inside sales.
Yes, I was supposed to be in Lubbock every two weeks to see a couple of clients. The other one was bright and well-educated.
He left town. I stopped going there altogether.