Why are none of our local judges as nutty as this guy?

Whenever I read about wingnuts doing or saying really weird things, they almost always seem to be people from distant locales — mainly Southern locales.

Just once, I’d like to see one of these exceedingly wacky types emerge here in the area of Applesauce World Headquarters in Northern Illinois.

Oh sure, we get our share of loonies hereabouts. But few, if any, compare with the likes of THIS GUY:

Judge Tom Head (above), a county judge in Lubbock, Texas, announced on a local television station that he would personally join the resistance against a United Nation’s takeover of American sovereignty, which he says will occur if Obama is reelected:

[Obama] is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN. Okay, what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst case scenario here. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. We’re not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington-Concord take up arms and get rid of the guy. 

Now what’s going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He’s going to send in U.N. troops — with the little blue beanies. I don’t want ‘em in Lubbock County. Okay. So I’m going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say ‘you’re not coming in here’. “And the sheriff, I’ve already asked him, I said ‘you gonna back me’ he said, ‘yeah, I’ll back you.’”



  1. Luke Fredrickson

    The Repub ticket has gotten me thinking about anagrams (Romney = Rmoney, Ryan = Ayn R.), so I quickly deduced the hidden evil in this man when I rearranged his name to spell MO DEATH.

    Alas, the liberal media will surely squash this part of the story…

  2. Luke Fredrickson

    Wow, the most hilarious irony in this story is that Judge Head said these things as part of his appeal to voters to support a tax hike for the sheriffs dept.

    Gotta love the well-worn Texas GOP playbook: Fearmongering about “worst case scenarios” to justify spending more to protect us from a make-believe invasion. Why doesn’t he just pass a “supplemental”?


  3. Gotta love the liberal nut cases – and this from the SF Chronicle:

  4. “Just once, I’d like to see one of these exceedingly wacky types emerge here in the area of Applesauce World Headquarters in Northern Illinois.”
    Well, Pat… I’d have to say you folks get your share. To wit:
    Build It and They Will Come: The $330 million taxpayer-funded MidAmerica Airport, built in 1998 in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, Mo., continues to operate daily despite having not attracted a single prospective commercial airline flight, according to a March Associated Press story. Projections by the politicians who advocated the airport had it handling a million passengers by next year, but so far all of the major carriers in St. Louis said they have no plans to leave. Already the county government has spent $2.5 million on upgrades.
    Another prime example…
    Illinois requires all state employees to pass an annual 10-question, multiple-choice “ethics” test (whose format lends itself to simplistic answers that, for instance, most college students might handle easily). In January, state ethics officials declined to accept the passing grades of 65 Southern Illinois University professors because they finished “too quickly.” Asserted a reviewing state official, anyone who failed to spend at least 10 minutes on the test was being unreasonable. [Inside Higher Education, 1-23-08, 5-5-08]
    Need more…?
    A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV investigation revealed in September and October the astonishing result that Illinois laws passed in 1997 and 2007 at the behest of organized labor have given at least three former union leaders lifetime government pensions as if they had been city or state employees, totaling an estimated drain on public budgets of about $7 million. Two teachers’ union officials were allowed to teach exactly one day to qualify, and an engineers’ union official was hired for exactly one day, with the remainder of the service of the three having been on the payroll of the respective unions. A September Tribune report estimated that perhaps 20 other union officials might have been eligible under similar provisions. [Chicago Tribune, 9-21-2011, 10-22-2011]

    Six years ago, during a brief affair in Chicago, Dr. Sharon Irons manually inseminated herself with sperm from Dr. Richard O. Phillips, following oral sex. The result was a daughter, now aged 5, for whom Phillips has reluctantly been paying $800 a month to support while his lawsuit against Irons for deception travels through Illinois courts. A trial judge had dismissed all of his claims, but in February, the Illinois Appeals Court granted a partial reversal, ordering a trial on whether she inflicted “emotional distress” by a legally “outrageous” act. However, the court dismissed Phillips’ claim that Irons had “stolen” his sperm, stating that “it was a gift, an absolute and irrevocable transfer of title to property from a donor to a donee” and that, without a specific agreement to return it, it was hers to do with as she pleased. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-AP, 2-24-05]

    So you see, all locales have their fair share of quacks, nutcases, miscreants and the maladjusted. Your great state is certainly no exception.

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