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2022-05-20 11:24:39 PM  
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2022-05-20 11:30:14 PM  
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2022-05-20 11:31:31 PM  
Impossible, stupidity knows no bounds
 
2022-05-20 11:50:02 PM  
There aren't any real peaks in Texas.
 
2022-05-21 12:15:03 AM  

Exluddite: There aren't any real peaks in Texas.


Just lows. So very many lows.
/so very low
 
2022-05-21 12:22:55 AM  
Loving County has a population of 64 people.

In other words, 1.6% of the population of the county just got arrested
 
2022-05-21 12:49:44 AM  

The Third Man: Loving County has a population of 64 people.

In other words, 1.6% of the population of the county just got arrested


Cattle rustling

Now that's a fine thing to have on your record, judge.
 
2022-05-21 12:54:45 AM  
HEY!

We don't take kindly to cattle in here.
 
2022-05-21 12:55:24 AM  
Judges in Texas are elected and there are zero requirements for qualification.
 
2022-05-21 1:13:46 AM  
The county is named after Oliver Loving who started the Goodnight-Loving cattle Trail.
You would think they would know cattle rustlers get treated.
 
2022-05-21 1:27:47 AM  
This is not peak Texas. No guns, pregnant trailer park cousins, fistfights over barbecue sauce, or getting naked in a Whataburger. This is merely Texas being Texas. Of course so are all the other things I've listed.
 
2022-05-21 2:07:12 AM  
I clicked that spring loaded to come back here and smartass, "nope - no ribs," or some such bbq related comment.

WWWEEEEEELLLLPPP., that is farking peak Texas!
 
2022-05-21 2:09:42 AM  
We're gonna have a fair trial, followed by a first-rate hangin'.
 
2022-05-21 2:10:53 AM  

giantmeteor: This is not peak Texas. No guns, pregnant trailer park cousins, fistfights over barbecue sauce, or getting naked in a Whataburger. This is merely Texas being Texas. Of course so are all the other things I've listed.


So I sat down and wrote another verse and it goes something like this...
 
2022-05-21 2:12:35 AM  
Ya crossed the line.

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2022-05-21 2:13:50 AM  

giantmeteor: This is not peak Texas. No guns, pregnant trailer park cousins, fistfights over barbecue sauce, or getting naked in a Whataburger. This is merely Texas being Texas. Of course so are all the other things I've listed.


Lol, bonus points for Whataburger.  Nice.
 
2022-05-21 2:14:34 AM  
The most Texas thing I have to offer is a late night call "your horse is in my garden".
 
2022-05-21 2:15:44 AM  

giantmeteor: This is not peak Texas. No guns, pregnant trailer park cousins, gunfights over barbecue sauce, or getting naked in a Whataburger. This is merely Texas being Texas. Of course so are all the other things I've listed.


FTFY
 
2022-05-21 2:20:21 AM  
I'd imagine a guy could go to pretty much any bar in Texas to pick up loose cattle.
 
2022-05-21 2:22:31 AM  

The Southern Dandy: Ya crossed the line.

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2022-05-21 2:27:19 AM  

The Third Man: Loving County has a population of 64 people.

In other words, 1.6% of the population of the county just got arrested


Don't forget, the sheriff and The Magnificent Three rustled .157% of the cattle population.

One for each of them. So much for instituting a sweeping major crime task force, seems they sent a nitpicking minor task force.

/according to cattle numbers from a 2017 census
 
2022-05-21 2:27:52 AM  
Skeet, the cattle rustling judge. Could be a movie script in there somewhere.
 
2022-05-21 2:45:59 AM  
Side observation, I've never seen the word "estray" before. Is that a Texas thing? Spanglish?
 
2022-05-21 2:46:28 AM  

RolandTGunner: Judges in Texas are elected and there are zero requirements for qualification.


County Judge is the chief executive of the county, NOT a magistrate judge. They do hear misdemeanor criminal, minor civil, and probate matters, as well as act as the first level of appeal from the justice of the peace courts which hear similar cases. It's a lot closer to what you might find in mayor's court.
 
2022-05-21 2:48:23 AM  
  Too obscure for Fark? His family is where the name for estray cattle came from and lived up to his name.

                     
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2022-05-21 2:49:35 AM  

make me some tea: Side observation, I've never seen the word "estray" before. Is that a Texas thing? Spanglish?


Ehh, old English. Possibly Latin roots. It's the a vs e thing in words. If an animal or person is astray, it's been led by influence on itself. If an animal or person is led estray, it's lead without influence. This is something for A Way With Words.
 
2022-05-21 2:49:39 AM  

make me some tea: Side observation, I've never seen the word "estray" before. Is that a Texas thing? Spanglish?


Goes back to English common law, old term.
 
2022-05-21 3:02:47 AM  

wildcardjack: make me some tea: Side observation, I've never seen the word "estray" before. Is that a Texas thing? Spanglish?

Ehh, old English. Possibly Latin roots. It's the a vs e thing in words. If an animal or person is astray, it's been led by influence on itself. If an animal or person is led estray, it's lead without influence. This is something for A Way With Words.


French loan word for 'estraier'
 
2022-05-21 3:07:32 AM  

bababa: Skeet, the cattle rustling judge. Could be a movie script in there somewhere.


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2022-05-21 3:28:58 AM  
Team Skeet. [Snicker.]

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2022-05-21 3:48:58 AM  
Yep let's here it for Texas, where the judges and cops are just as crooked as the crooks
 
2022-05-21 3:49:19 AM  
I guess this guy that he WAS the law...checks map... just East of the Pecos?
 
2022-05-21 3:50:29 AM  
It will get even more Texas if the jury says:

"Not guilty.  But he does have to give the cattle back"
 
2022-05-21 4:31:07 AM  

bababa: Skeet, the cattle rustling judge. Could be a movie script in there somewhere.


a top 50 hit on the C/W charts, at least
 
2022-05-21 4:40:19 AM  
Oh, judge Skeet? That's the guy who fills in for judge Cletus, IIRC.
 
2022-05-21 4:47:56 AM  
Them rustlers scare the weaker folk.
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2022-05-21 5:21:13 AM  

make me some tea: Side observation, I've never seen the word "estray" before. Is that a Texas thing? Spanglish?


Battery powered cows a-wandering.
 
2022-05-21 6:16:55 AM  

Mojongo: Too obscure for Fark? His family is where the name for estray cattle came from and lived up to his name.

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Is this guy related to Samuel Maverick?

Quick version, Maverick won a heard of cattle in a card game, and really didn't want it. So much so that he didn't bother branding his livestock, kinda hoping that they'd just go away. As a result, unaccounted calf's born on the range were inadvertently surrendered to Maverick's heard. Cattle rustling was such a huge offense that the safer bet was to just let an unbranded head go. Since Maverick's brand to identify his cows was NO brand at all, his livestock numbers swelled along with profits. Instead of his plan to just let the cattle go away because he detested the business and branding of animals, he ended up with so many he inadvertently became a cattle baron.

So while the popular nomenclature of the term "maverick" is a risk taker who succeeds by playing by their own rules, the actual history is someone whose unconventional reluctance and laziness causes them to accidentally stumble into success.
 
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2022-05-21 6:25:01 AM  

The Third Man: Loving County has a population of 64 people.

In other words, 1.6% of the population of the county just got arrested


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2022-05-21 6:45:53 AM  
This guy is obviously a real winner.  Was reading a bit about his past, and he was also ticket fixing in a creative way for CDL drivers.

He was taking the speeding tickets that they got and changed them to illegal parking tickets.  Higher fine, but they don't have any points on their license.

I'm beginning to think that Texas is the Somalia of the US.
 
2022-05-21 6:51:59 AM  
Didn't they used to legally hang you on the spot for that kind of thing?
 
2022-05-21 6:59:05 AM  

wildcardjack: The most Texas thing I have to offer is a late night call "your horse is in my garden".


And in Texas, it's actually not any sort of euphemism
 
2022-05-21 7:04:32 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: This guy is obviously a real winner.  Was reading a bit about his past, and he was also ticket fixing in a creative way for CDL drivers.

He was taking the speeding tickets that they got and changed them to illegal parking tickets.  Higher fine, but they don't have any points on their license.

I'm beginning to think that Texas is the Somalia of the US.


He did the same for assault causing bodily harm.
 
2022-05-21 7:20:56 AM  

The Third Man: Loving County has a population of 64 people.


Hopefully they're making loving with people outside of said county, or... yikes.
 
2022-05-21 7:26:41 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: This guy is obviously a real winner.  Was reading a bit about his past, and he was also ticket fixing in a creative way for CDL drivers.

He was taking the speeding tickets that they got and changed them to illegal parking tickets.  Higher fine, but they don't have any points on their license.

I'm beginning to think that Texas is the Somalia of the US.


Only if Somalia had the 2nd largest GDP in Africa.
 
2022-05-21 7:28:13 AM  

C18H27NO3: Didn't they used to legally hang you on the spot for that kind of thing?


No trees, no wood, no rope and the nearest Home Depot is two hours away.
 
2022-05-21 7:30:09 AM  

Exluddite: There aren't any real peaks in Texas.


Guadalupe Peak, elev 8751 is less than 100 miles away.
 
2022-05-21 7:31:01 AM  

lycanth: AurizenDarkstar: This guy is obviously a real winner.  Was reading a bit about his past, and he was also ticket fixing in a creative way for CDL drivers.

He was taking the speeding tickets that they got and changed them to illegal parking tickets.  Higher fine, but they don't have any points on their license.

I'm beginning to think that Texas is the Somalia of the US.

Only if Somalia had the 2nd largest GDP in Africa.


Iran's probably a better comparison. Brutal theocracy that shuts down opposition, prevents education, treats women as borderline property... and has oil. so they have wealth.
 
2022-05-21 7:38:34 AM  

DON.MAC: The county is named after Oliver Loving who started the Goodnight-Loving cattle Trail.
You would think they would know cattle rustlers get treated.


As the CEO of Goodnight-Loving Beaver Lick Trail, we wish to disavow any affiliation with cattle or skeet.
 
2022-05-21 7:39:25 AM  

make me some tea: Side observation, I've never seen the word "estray" before. Is that a Texas thing? Spanglish?


It's a perfectly cromulent variation of stray and astray that specifically applies to livestock
 
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