SNAFUS? What SNAFU'S??

May 22, 2013
OK -- so I DID just screw up a little.  Took off the "Soapbox" link, since I ?? how to access it anymore... and had to go over the YellBox to get it working right again, which it DOES, even though it's a bit skinnier now.  No biggie.  What else....... ahhhhh...... accidently re-did the "About Me" on the OLD TYC site at the bottom of the blog, which you can link to from the index page here still.  Again -- just a cosmetic SNAFU, but one that yes, I AM aware of!  HA.

The main thing I wanted to point out here is that I wrote an email to Senator Whitmire yesterday.  He's the fellow in charge of the TJJD agency, and The Man In Charge, I think, as far as who's the biggest mover and shaker that might have some clout to start some positive changes.  Will see.  It will take a lot of courage.  I wonder if he has it -- LAST TIME  I wrote him, a couple years ago, (see my recent Guestbook entry) I got a standard lip service "thanks for your email" sort of response... let's hope he's more seriously inclined to actually look into what's going on and how it might adversely affect HIM.  Keep posted!

 Just to keep you advised of what's been going on with me since leaving TYC/TJJD -- my wife and I are still in the tattoo/piercing equipment supply business, going around the State selling our STUFF.  It's become a full time, I mean FULL TIME effort; we sell from our home, at flea markets, online on Ebay and Amazon... we advertise on craigslist, and have just started doing dropshipping.  Our new website for that is at PDQDropship.com and offers more than just tattoo and piercing things. Take a look!

 

TIGHTENING THE SCREWS

April 11, 2013

GO FOR IT, BART... the ball is in your court. Make the call.  The game goes on.



Giddings Admin has practically given you the keys to the gate -- but why would you want to leave?  Everything you could possibly want is on campus.

You've been told it's OK to fill out grievances when you don't like being held responsible for your actions.  Your ConNextions score not what you'd like it to be?  Bitch and whine and it'll get changed... illegally, if necessary... but heaven forbid anyone would see you ...


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SPOT THE CRAZY ONES

February 2, 2013


SEE THESE SMILING FACES ANYWHERE?  LOOK LIKE ANYONE FAMILIAR?






No?  They could be anyone... maybe the kid next door, even...





Maybe you know those kids?  Think they might have spent some time locked up as juveniles?  They say you can't tell just by looking at someone what they are capable of doing... and that it's unfair to make assumptions.  Everyone knows you "don't judge a book by its cover", right?





But I don't know if that's really true:  I think some people are just plain CRAZY and you can ki...


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TDDJ's FUTURE

February 1, 2013

NOW you see it...



...and then you DON'T.

Expect to hear some gnashing of teeth and lots of blaming to happen when the Good Ship TJJD goes down.  It's not a matter of IF but WHEN it happens.

All the Admin weenies, Austin pukes, and legislative blowhards will be scurrying around, trying to fix things while the tired old hag is heading straight to the bottom, asking anyone who will listen "HOW could this have happened?"  Truth is, you get what you deserve, folks.  That means YOU.  You were told, yo...


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REUNION (Of Sorts)

November 15, 2012

So I'm standing there at Cole's Flea Market in Houston, and a couple young Hispanic dudes and their girls walk up to the table to see what we're selling... and one of the guys says "Say, didn't you used to work at the Giddings State School?"



Well!  If it wasn't old whatshisname and whatshisface!  How nice it was to see them, both out "in the free".  One had grown his hair pretty long in the 3 years they had been out; one had a little goatee action going on.  We had heartfelt embraces, actually...


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ZOMBIES

November 5, 2012

Why is it the folks still working at GSS seem like zombies to me?  They damn well KNOW the Agency stands a chance of being dissolved and their lives as JCO's may take a headshot at any time.  They shuffle around after doing 12 hour shifts, half aware of their surroundings, totally dead on their feet.  It's so sad to think that only a few years ago, GSS was still a pit, but a more MANAGEABLE pit... and now, everyone knows the score --

The kids won.  They run the show.  Without 225's and logical...


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WORK WORK WORK!!!

October 18, 2012

Don't care too much to work TOO hard for a living, you know?  And really would rather work for myself and my wife than for the State of Texas, eh??  So that's why I left GSS and started doing what I love -- selling tattoo equipment!!  My wife (in photo below) loves it too, and really likes not having me working at the school, pulling all those 12's+ and putting myself in danger for a paycheck and nothing more.  Working for ourselves isn't THE MOST secure way to make a living, but it sure beat...


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REASON TO HOPE

September 10, 2012

It's been a while since I updated the blog here, and part of it is due to plain old being BUSY making a living.  It's been 8 months now since leaving TYC/TDDJ and working a new business of my own selling tattoo equipment... and while there's been some up's and down's, we're still making our bills, and, overall, having a pretty good time.

This past weekend my wife and I went to Sommerville, about 35 miles away, to sell at a motorcycle rally.  It was pretty cool... and oh yeah, really beats sitt...


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HOW TIMES CHANGE

July 7, 2012

USED to be, the kids on the dorm would beg and plead that I make them copies of sheets of paper with gang-style fonts (lettering) on them... and I NEVER ONCE DID.  I thought it was inappropriate, against TYC policy, a waste of taxpayers money, and just plain WRONG -- and told them so, in those words.





NOWDAYS, though... I SELL these (public domain) font sets to young fellows at flea markets and online on our websites ... mostly to kids about the same age, for $1 a sheet, and I got LOADS of 'em....


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PUNISHMENT or REHAB?

June 26, 2012

One has to wonder... what is best for the individual, the victim (if alive, and/or victim's family), and Society in general when a youth decides to break the law in a BIG WAY.  I'll define that as a kid who without remorse will shoot/stab/rape/kill a person/people as many times as they can get away with it, along with multiple previous accounts of robbery, theft, major gang racketeering of various sorts, etc.



Well... the law has come down on the side of the perp.  If you're under 18, you're no...


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WebMaster I worked at GSS to help incarcerated youth for over 6 years, and saw a lot of changes... but not many of them GOOD. My mission on this website is to help promote positive changes so the time and effort by current JCO's at the Giddings State School -- and taxpayer money -- are not wasted. We ALL need to do what we can, and this is MY way of doing my part... the kids, and the State of Texas deserve no less!
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