BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, with guests Dan Butcher and Kari Baxter Donovan

Broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to broadcast in their studio and over their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show™ each Wednesday evening.

Fig. 1: Dan Butcher.

For the first half hour we spoke to Dan Butcher, media owner, mogul extraordinaire, who is bringing his radio show back again on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, produced by SHR Media, 10 PM Central, 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific. However, High Plains Talk Radio is shutting down as is High Plains TV. Some shows will be funneled over to the SHR Media Network so that they may continue. Go to HighPlainsPundit.com to catch more of Dan Butcher — and this Friday may be a full two hours of open lines with Dan!

Fig. 2: Kari Baxter Donovan.

For the next hour-and-a-half we carried on with Kari Baxter Donovan, the East Coast Political Goddess, and became informed on all things political in the east and northeast.

Please note: I didn’t play one audio cut Tuesday night — there was just great talk — and had the time of my life with Dan and Kari!

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • Dan Butcher and BZ talk intro music;
  • Space invaders: when people talk to you 8″ from your face;
  • Fornicalia wants to secede from the union; it needs 585,000 signatures for ballot;
  • The show turned to Texas, then became Texas Talk, Rattler Talk and Snake Talk;
  • Texans are unique; they are proud of their state like most no other state;
  • The chatroom rocked and rolled during the entire show, my thanks to you all!
  • Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, water moccasins, bull snakes that actually eat bulls;
  • Dan responds to the Sally Hernandez throwdown; the Leftists may be coming;
  • Loved it when Texas Governor Rick Perry poached businesses from California;
  • Kari Baxter Donovan weighed in with her articles;
  • Particularly the situation involving triple-amputee & his lack of medical care;
  • It was a great show; you can’t pass this one up, folks!

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Customarily I’ve had the show hosted on YouTube, but with its proclivity to not record phone calls I have eschewed YT until the issue is fixed.

Remember, this Thursday’s show will feature our extraordinarily illuminating guest, the Underground Professor, Constitutional scholar Dr Michael Jones.

Please join me, the Bloviating Zeppelin (on Twitter @BZep and on Gab.ai @BZep), every Tuesday and Thursday night on the SHR Media Network from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern and 8 PM to 10 PM Pacific, at the Berserk Bobcat Saloon — where the speech is free but the drinks are not.

As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening later via podcast.

Want to listen to all the Berserk Bobcat Saloon archives in podcast? Go here. Want to watch the past shows on YouTube? Please visit the SHR Media Network YouTube channel here.

BZ

 

BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

My thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to broadcast in their studio and over their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show™ each Wednesday evening.

This was BZ’s second night running the new SHR laptop with Windows 10, and the machine hosed me. I had previously set up the show on Spreaker, filling out the requisite information and, with 7 minutes before broadcast, it told me I had updates ready and forced me into a restart. It took 6 minutes to restart and I was able to open Spreaker and complete filling out the show material with about 10 seconds before the show had to begin at 8 PM Pacific. Furthermore, I lost all my audio cuts with the restart and played the Patton speech so that I could have enough time to reacquire those cuts from the internet as it was playing. Close.

If I sounded a bit rushed and flustered at the beginning of the Saloon, now you know why. Not happy, but made it work.

Tonight in the Saloon we discussed:

  • General George Smith Patton addresses the troops;
  • Damn, it’s hot in the studio again; the official SHR lava lamp is still lighted;
  • President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey; I give background;
  • The chatroom fills out; Conservative LA visits the chatroom briefly; thanks for that;
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs the sanctuary city bill, Leftists go insane;
  • Emmanuel Macron beats Marine Le Pen; France has a new president;
  • France decides it wants the status quo and continues to embrace multi-kulti;
  • Germany’s Angela Merkel larfs maniacally as she is now the official French President By Proxy;

Listen to “BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, May 9th, 2017” on Spreaker.

Please join me, the Bloviating Zeppelin (on Twitter @BZep and on Gab.ai @BZep), every Tuesday and Thursday night on the SHR Media Network from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern and 8 PM to 10 PM Pacific, at the Berserk Bobcat Saloon — where the speech is free but the drinks are not.

As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening via podcast. My apologies for not monitoring the chatroom because the second screen wasn’t working yet; it will next week.

Want to listen to all the Berserk Bobcat Saloon archives in podcast? Go here.

BZ

 

Texas Governor Abbott signs sanctuary city law

It’s a sad state of affairs when, as Governor Abbott says, you have to sign a law in order to get law enforcement to obey the law.

From the TexasTribune.com:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs “sanctuary cities” bill into law

by Patrick Svitek

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a ban on “sanctuary cities” on Sunday, putting the final touch on legislation that would also allow police to inquire about the immigration status of people they lawfully detain.

Senate Bill 4 makes sheriffs, constables, police chiefs and other local leaders subject to Class A misdemeanor charges if they don’t cooperate with federal authorities and honor requests from immigration agents to hold noncitizen inmates who are subject to deportation. It also provides civil penalties for entities in violation of the provision that begin at $1,000 for a first offense and climb to as high as $25,500 for each subsequent infraction. The bill also applies to public colleges.

The final version of the bill included a controversial House amendment that allows police officers to question a person’s immigration status during a detainment — perhaps including traffic stops — as opposed to being limited to a lawful arrest. It has drawn fierce opposition from Democrats and immigrants rights groups, who are already gearing up for a legal battle against the law.

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn weighs in on the Texas bill.

Abbott defended the legality of the law Sunday, saying key parts of it have “already been tested at the United States Supreme Court and approved there.”

That could soon come to a test. Sunday night’s signing prompted a fast and negative reaction from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, or MALDEF, which referred to the new Texas law as “a colossal blunder” and promised to fight it, “in court and out.” 

As with most every rule and regulation, there was a distinct reason for its creation.

He had said it was especially needed after Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez announced earlier this year that her department would reduce its cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Governor Abbott, by the way, makes an excellent and purposely-forgotten and avoided point that almost half of the people crossing our southern border these days are not Mexican. They stem from a much wider variety of countries.

Meaning: the law isn’t racist — though Mexican groups would insist you think that — it is instead protecting lawful Americans within the United States, legal Mexicans included, from those who would act as criminals, do them harm, by simply barnstorming the nation in great numbers.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott takes a step in the proper direction.

BZ

 

Texas: we’ll do what the federal government won’t

What’s that?

Obey the law.

From Breitbart.com:

Texas House Passes Bill to Jail ‘Sanctuary’ Sheriffs, Police Chiefs

by Bob Price

The Texas House passed a tough anti-sanctuary bill containing provisions making it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. They could also be removed from office for providing “sanctuary” for the criminal illegal aliens in their jails.

How did this come to be such an issue? Predominantly when Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez (D) proclaimed her jurisdiction lawless insofar as her nestling arms became a sanctuary for illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico. Straw, meet camel’s back. Shake hands and come out legislating. So Texas did.

Senate Bill 4 finally passed the Texas House Thursday afternoon by a vote of 94-53 along party lines.

Following the bill’s final passage in the House, the Texas House Republican Caucus sent out a statement saying the bill ensure federal immigration laws that are on the books will be followed and enforced in Texas. The caucus stated the bill prevents local entities from creating policies that threaten public safety.

“The purpose of this legislation is to protect Texans from criminals who are here illegally. We are trying to make sure those bad actors are detained until we can determine their status, ” said House Administration Committee Chairman Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth). “This bill will not affect law abiding citizens, only those that are in trouble with the police.”

Of particular gall to Leftists and lawbreakers is this aspect of SB4, which provides penalties for those in law enforcement who fail to comply.

SECTION 5.02.  Chapter 39, Penal Code, is amended by adding
  Section 39.07 to read as follows:
         Sec. 39.07.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH IMMIGRATION DETAINER
  REQUEST. (a) A person who is a sheriff, chief of police, or
  constable or a person who otherwise has primary authority for
  administering a jail commits an offense if the person:
               (1)  has custody of a person subject to an immigration
  detainer request issued by United States Immigration and Customs
  Enforcement; and
               (2)  knowingly fails to comply with the detainer
  request.
         (b)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
         (c)  It is an exception to the application of this section
  that the person who was subject to an immigration detainer request
  described by Subsection (a)(1) had previously provided proof that
  the person was a citizen of the United States.

Caucus Chairman Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound), said, “House Republicans have proven time and time again that we are committed to protecting the rule of law and keeping our communities safe. We will continue to work tirelessly to pass legislation that ensures the safety of Texans, such as Senate Bill 4.”

The crime imposed would be a Class A misdemeanor for not complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.

The measure was passed by the Texas Senate in early February.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has steadfastly said that he would sign the bill and has pushed for its passage. It would go into effect on September 1.

So what was happening in Travis County at the behest of and with the support of Sheriff Sally Hernandez? From the TexasTribune.com:

Report: Travis County released dozens of undocumented inmates wanted by feds

by Julian Aguilar

Travis County officials declined dozens of requests from federal immigration agents to hold inmates in the days leading up to the county’s recent showdown with Gov. Greg Abbott over its new “sanctuary” policy.

And people say law enforcement isn’t politicized? Locally? Federally? Alphabet agencies?

The White House’s first-ever report on local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents shows Travis County officials declined dozens of requests to hold inmates in the days leading up to the county’s recent showdown with Gov. Greg Abbott.

Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3, Travis County sheriff deputies declined more than 140 requests – known as detainers – from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to hand over undocumented immigrants for possible deportation, according to the report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Travis County was far and away the Texas leader in declining ICE detainers, according to the report, which mentioned only two other Texas counties. Williamson County declined four recent detainers and Bastrop County declined three.

Last month, Abbott pulled state grant funding for Travis County programs after Sheriff Sally Hernandez, a Democrat, said after her 2016 election victory that she would only honor detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on a limited basis.

This is Sheriff Sally “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez. She thinks the law is flexible and only a mere suggestion or hint.

Isn’t it odd that all the law enforcement officials who take the greatest umbrage to the enforcement of laws on the books and cooperation with federal law enforcement all have Mexican last names? I don’t see, for example, very many officials with the last name of “Martin” or “Washington” or “Vang” or “St George” or “Jackson” or “Nguyen.” I wonder why that might be?

Sheriff Sally Hernandez. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Chief Art Acevedo. Anyone besides me start to sense something of a theme here?

Yet: a recent poll reveals that Texans overwhelmingly support (by 93 percent), a police officer being able to check a person’s immigration status when they are arrested for a crime.

What is it with law enforcement in Leftist cities and some courts who seem to think the law does not apply to them, and that they may either selectively choose to flaunt it entirely or interpret it in a fashion that is not in keeping with precedent or the letter of the law itself?

What happens to a nation when those tasked with upholding the law are now those who break the very statutes they are sworn to obey?

What, then, becomes the true purpose of law enforcement or the judiciary?

To pick and choose? To tick off boxes on a sheet as if you were ordering a sandwich? “I’ll have ham but no pickles”?

“I’ll enforce rape laws but I won’t enforce drug laws or those having to do with illegal aliens”?

Gonzalez reportedly told those gathered at the rally that Senate Bill 4 will make local communities more dangerous and is bad public policy.

Bad for illegal Mexicans. Bad for illegal aliens. Bad for breakers of our laws.

When the enforcers of our laws decide which laws they will selectively enforce, how long will it be before the populace decides which laws it will obey?

Oh, right. That’s happening already, albeit on a smaller scale. I’m suggesting a national scale. A scale far, far beyond that of any law enforcement response. You are pushing, Leftists, for a Second Civil War.

What happens when citizens individually — like the government — arbitrarily decide what laws they will or will not obey? Then en masse?

I am watching American law enforcement disintegrate right before my very eyes. These so-called “law enforcement officers” dishonor their oaths and dishonor myself and those who put in years of service to our communities. They dishonor those who fought and died behind those laws and for those laws, from the soldier to the beat cop.

If you don’t care for laws, stay out of law enforcement.

But that would be too judgmental now, wouldn’t it?

BZ

 

Texas Governor Abbott vs Travis County

Just as elections have consequences, we may finally be turning the corning on the corresponding axiom of “actions have consequences.”

First, the story from Statesman.com:

Abbott: Governor’s office to cut funding for Travis County after immigration policy change

by Tony Plohetski and Katie Hall

6:10 p.m. update: Soon after newly elected Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez announced she would be scaling back her department’s cooperation with federal immigration agents, Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that his office will cut funding “for Travis County adopting sanctuary policies.”

“Stiffer penalties coming,” his tweet says.

This week, the American-Statesman reported that she had notified the county that it would soon no longer be complying with federal agents’ requests in many cases. The county consequently could lose up to $1.8 million in grants because the governor’s office requires compliance in order to receive grants. 

Gov. Greg Abbott said via Twitter in response to the Statesman’s report, “I’m about to up the ante. No more sanctuary cities in Texas.”

The Travis County sheriff’s office has a $169 million budget, according to the county’s budget website. The $1.8 million would represent 1 percent of that budget.

Earlier: In a major policy shift that is already being met with controversy, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez on Friday announced that she is scaling back the amount of aid her department provides federal immigration agents in detaining suspects who may be in the country illegally.

Traditionally, the county has honored nearly all requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold a suspect booked into jail when agents have wanted to investigate their status further.

However, effective Feb. 1, sheriff’s officials will honor so-called immigration holds or “detainers” placed by federal authorities only when a suspect is booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of capital murder, aggravated sexual assault and “continuous smuggling of persons.” 

Sanctuary cities/counties/states do in fact violate federal law no matter what bias-enhanced fake news Leftist websites may indicate. That is the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996. It specifically requires states and municipalities to cooperate with federal authorities when it comes to immigration enforcement. That is 8 USC section 1324.

To put the issue into perspective, I always enjoy including this quote from CSU Fresno Professor Victor Davis Hanson, a wonderful author as well.

Much of the rural West opposes the Endangered Species Act. Can Wyoming declare that federally protected rats and bugs are not protected inside its state borders, when such pests obstruct construction of dams or highways? Many conservatives oppose federal restrictions on gun sales. Could Oklahoma City declare hand-gun purchases within its city-limits free of federal firearms statutes? Perhaps Little Rock could ignore a Supreme Court ruling and announce that gay marriage is not legal within its jurisdiction. On what rationale would liberals in California object to such nullifications — that neither state nor city had the right to ignore a federal law or to obstruct the law enforcement duties of federal officials?

On a positive note, H.R. 83 was introduced on January 5th by Representative Lou Barletta (R, PA 11th), the Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act, which would cease federal funding to sanctuary regions or entities for one year. As Barletta said, “they would not get one federal cent.” We’re talking potentially billions of federal dollars of highway, education and medicaid cash.

We are a nation of laws operating under the rule of law. If we have no rule of law, then most any city, county or state may arbitrarily decide which laws they wish to obey or disregard. Therefore, if that stands, it logically follows that the individual likewise has the freedom to obey or disregard the laws that he or she chooses, when he or she chooses.

It is the path to chaos.

The time is now to stop the chaos, and establish and reaffirm discipline and sovereignty.

BZ