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^^^ Ah the old tales of Dallas are always interesting to me. The self righteous are slowly fading away, but not nearly soon enough for me.
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I had been surveying for 5-6 years before I took the job in Bonham as a party chief trainee. My boss, the party chief was a big believer in OJT so when I showed-up he told me to take over. he generally didn't say much unless I totally f**ked up and then he'd take over and straighten things up. He would attribute the problem to himself and the solution to me. The result was that I worshiped him and the crew thought he was deranged. When things got totally screwed-up I would occasionally inhale my pride and and go see him for a solution. His name was "Butch." After I'd totally described the problem and he was apparently satisfied that I understood the problem he'd say,

"One never knows, does one?"

One time the powderman came to the office early and I walked out to the parking lot see what was up. He opened-up his powder magazine and it was stuffed full of freshly harvested marijuana plants. Now (as I recall--this was 30 years ago) the powderman only had a shooters' license but my boss and I had users' licenses. The difference being that the shooter had to destroy all of his inventory on a daily basis but the party manager and I maintained an inventory (about 2 tons of class A explosives.) Ultimately, my boss and I had legal responsibility for the explosives. So this dick-head arrives without explosives but with a magazine full of weed.

So I'm thinking about jail time and the powderman is thinking he is real clever. I walked back into the office and explained everything to Butch and I asked, "Butch, what am I going to do?"

Butch says, "One never knows, does one?"

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^^^ Ah the old tales of Dallas are always interesting to me. The self righteous are slowly fading away, but not nearly soon enough for me.
You have no idea how wild Harry Hines Blvd used to be. In the 70's, it was one long stretch of strip joints, redneck bars, hookers, dope dealers, you name it. Upper Greenville was just a gleam in someone's eye back then. Deep Ellum was a good place to get stabbed.

My favorite was the stretch of Highway 80 between Ft. Worth and Arlington - "county land", in other words, anything goes. If you really wanted a wild time, there was Whiskey Flats west of Ft Worth, on the shore of Lake Benbrook. Thousands of drunk, stoned and mostly naked hippies would take over the beach there on weekends. Tarrant County sheriffs in riot gear had to be called on quite frequently.

But as wild as DFW was, it had nothing on Houston. It's always been the craziest place in Texas.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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I had been surveying for 5-6 years before I took the job in Bonham as a party chief trainee. My boss, the party chief was a big believer in OJT so when I showed-up he told me to take over. he generally didn't say much unless I totally f**ked up and then he'd take over and straighten things up. He would attribute the problem to himself and the solution to me. The result was that I worshiped him and the crew thought he was deranged. When things got totally screwed-up I would occasionally inhale my pride and and go see him for a solution. His name was "Butch." After I'd totally described the problem and he was apparently satisfied that I understood the problem he'd say,

"One never knows, does one?"

One time the powderman came to the office early and I walked out to the parking lot see what was up. He opened-up his powder magazine and it was stuffed full of freshly harvested marijuana plants. Now (as I recall--this was 30 years ago) the powderman only had a shooters' license but my boss and I had users' licenses. The difference being that the shooter had to destroy all of his inventory on a daily basis but the party manager and I maintained an inventory (about 2 tons of class A explosives.) Ultimately, my boss and I had legal responsibility for the explosives. So this dick-head arrives without explosives but with a magazine full of weed.

So I'm thinking about jail time and the powderman is thinking he is real clever. I walked back into the office and explained everything to Butch and I asked, "Butch, what am I going to do?"

Butch says, "One never knows, does one?"

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Must have been some dynamite weed.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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