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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:00 PM

Rep. Deshotel Challenges Gov. Perry To Drug Test Elected Officials Not Just Needy Texans

Source: Burnt Orange Report

Today State Rep. Joe Deshotel (D-Beaumont) expressed his dismay that our state leaders would continue to propose laws that harass Texans who are struggling the most. He suggested that elected officials be drug tested to prove tax dollars aren't going to "drug abusers", but why stop there?...

Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=12939

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Reply Rep. Deshotel Challenges Gov. Perry To Drug Test Elected Officials Not Just Needy Texans (Original post)
JoethePleb Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
docgee Nov 2012 #10
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #11
SemperEadem Nov 2012 #2
Jumping John Nov 2012 #3
BainsBane Nov 2012 #4
SoapBox Nov 2012 #5
SoapBox Nov 2012 #8
Why Syzygy Nov 2012 #6
SoapBox Nov 2012 #9
jschurchin Nov 2012 #7
lin_e65 Nov 2012 #12

Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

1. What a great idea.

I wonder if perry would pass a drug test.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:22 PM

10. NO!!!! It's not a great idea!

People need to understand and look what will happen in the long run. Government drug testing is unconstitutional!!!! Give the state the right to drug test for welfare, and soon you will be drug tested to get a license or buy a house or car. Let them drug test politicians and soon there will be random drug testing for all!!!

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Response to docgee (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:28 PM

11. I meant to drug test politicians.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. wasn't perry strung out on something the night of that debate when he went off the rails

abusing prescription drugs or something...

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:08 PM

3. And this is right after the Texas JudiciL Review Board gave Aransas County Court at law

 

judge a year vacation with pay after he was seen on a video beating his 16 year old daughter.

This state is FUBAR.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:08 PM

4. Someone needs to test Perry

He was definitely stoned that time in New Hampshire.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:09 PM

5. ROFLMAO!

OH this so reminds me of the airline industry.

The FAA requires random drug and alcohol testing for certain airline employees and has always had some questionable issues.

Years ago, at one of the U.S. carriers, the employees challenged the executive management to join in for the random testing.

The management declined and said that they were not in the "safety and security sensitive" jobs, that the FAA required to be tested.

LOLOLOLOL!

Of all the "brass". They can drive an airline into liquidation and steal it blind, putting thousands of employees out of work and stranding thousands and thousands of passengers...but they won't even volunteer to be tested.

I'm sure that we will hear an identical story out of Czar Perry and his fellow Rulers.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:11 PM

8. p.s....ballot initiative to require random testing

of top level elected positions?

What would be "unconstitutional" about that?

"We the People" elect them and want to know that they are working/on the job sober!

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:09 PM

6. Drug tests

are archaic. I've had three. One was false positive, one false negative and one that resulted in a job offer being pulled after I disclosed migraine medication at the time of testing.

My urine does not produce accurate or helpful results.

And as Chris Rock says, "They are already poor. You want them to be sober too?"

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Response to Why Syzygy (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:13 PM

9. Exactly...

there have been so many people fired in the airline industry for bizzare results.

The only group powerful enough to fight back are the pilots.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:11 PM

7. Actually, I would go even farther.

If you draw your salary from the taxpayers, you should be subject to random drug testing.

Unless you live in Alaska, Colorado or Washington

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:27 PM

12. Hehehehe..

What were those three Departments, Rick, that you were going to close if elected president?? Pass the Vicodin...

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