Jim Casey

Bio

Resident of Galveston since 1995.

Home town

Chicago

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If people know that they can commit a crime with impunity, they will. And they do.



Drunk driving used to be dealt with by the police taking the offender home, or a fine. It took the threat of felony prosecution and other severe penalties to put a dent in it.


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Conservatives have been labeling people and proposals that they dislike as socialist at least since Eugene Debs ran for president. Later conservatives became fond of accusing their opponents of being communist and un-American. At this point, socialism is as meaningless as "booger-head."


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When I moved to Galveston 23 years ago, I heard that certain families were a law unto themselves. I dismissed it as typical small-town bellyaching. I have come around to the fact that it seems to be true. Some people don't get into trouble, or if they do, their names are kept out of the n…

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"Urban" means black, Mexican, yuppie, and gay. "Rural" apparently means "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres."



Don't be shy about your prejudices and fantasies.


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Those of you saying the family is responsible literally have no idea what it is like trying to get help for an adult who is mentally ill or addicted to alcohol or drugs. There is no place to "send them" against their will. it is impossible to compel an adult to do anything. And it is clos…

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The city needs to use a bookkeeping method that declares these old warrants uncollectible and takes them off the books at some point.



Otherwise they are an asset in accounting terms and make the city's financial situation look better than it is.



Maybe som…

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In my opinion, it's a mistake to print photos of graffiti. The taggers are probably doing high-fives this morning.


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Sir, your condescending tone does not change my opinion of you.


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As for having a state senate with one representative per county, many states have a hundred or more counties. Texas has 254. That hardly makes for a productive legislative body.


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This piece is so full of claptrap it is difficult to know where to begin. Politicians like to portray rural areas as models of independence, hard work, and can-do spirit. Maybe that was true in the days of "O! Pioneers," but it hasn't been true for a long time. Rural areas do not support …