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- Locals will want to check
Hal's story on Bud "Lite" Childers.
We tried to warn you folks about Childers. First,
the Republicans rejected a highly qualified woman for
the job in their primary - Republicans have a rule that
one female judge out of 15 is just about one too many -
and went for Bud, even though he had never set foot in a
courtroom and was one of the biggest wasteful spenders
this county government has ever seen.
Then they went to the polls and supported Bud over a
highly qualified Democrat because .... well, Democrats
So now we're stuck with a judge who doesn't know shoot
from shineola, and has no intention of learning diddle
Thanks to Hal for summing-up a sordid story.
November 29 - In
case you ever get to wondering how much of your money
the Rightwing Steeple People are willing to spend to
defend their views,
just check this out.
In the case of the
inappropriate and unconstitutional display of an
open Bible outside the former Civil Courthouse on
Fannin, Harris County Commissioners Court violated
one of life's most basic rules: When you find
yourself in a hole you don't want to be in, stop
By foolishly and
futilely appealing the case all the way to the U.S.
Supreme Court, the commissioners tried to dig to
China. As a result, the taxpayers are in the hole
for what might be hundreds of thousands of dollars
in legal fees.
They won't spend a dime of tax money helping those who
can't help themselves, but they'll spend us all into the
poorhouse for idolatry.
Didn't these people listen to a word Sweet Jesus said?
Even one word?
November 29 -
UPDATE AT BOTTOM. Of local interest only:
Remember when Liz Mitton called me a liar over at Fort
Bend Now for saying she was
behind the cd22watcher site?
Okay, here's the deal: Liz Mitton lies so much that she
could be the county judge and nobody would notice the
I have even more proof.
Go on over to the "anonymous"
Hrbacekfest Blog if you don't believe me. Hold
your mouse over the button on the top of the page that
says "Subscribe." Now look at the status bar at
the bottom of your window. "LMITTON" bigger than
Okay, so you don't have time to go to the spa for a
flea dip, plus there's a chance they'll fix it once I
show it to you,
screen shot of it. And here's a
screenshot of the URL line
once you click the Subscribe button. See LMITTON again,
Okay, I realize that Liz isn't writing this
Hrbacekalooza blog all by herself. She has some
helpers. Young fellas. Who are using her
like a 50 cent pavement princess with a coin changer on
Keep it up, Liz. Hrbacekorama is the most fun
we've had with anonymous people since the last
Republican Congressman went to the bathroom.
And just for fun, a customer sent me this little
Blog this morning. Republican politics in CD22
- The Fighting Anonymouses! Or is it Anonymi?
UPDATE: Liz got her tinsel in a tangle and
sent out a ranting email to her supposed friends -- I
got five copies forwarded to me within an hour --
claiming that I'm pure evil because I'm a Democrat.
And that my baby boy is second generation evil because
a spawn of a Democrat.
She didn't attempt to answer the new connection we
found to her and the Hrbacekcita last night, but she
attempted to play a little trickiepoo proving anyone
could have used her name to set up a
Schools website. Oh horrors, Liz was the
victim of a set-up and now she wants an apology.
Uh, Liz, Babe, it's the URL we were talking about.
The URL on your "test" site is different than the URL on
your Save Our Schools blog that you took down once you
How red do your hands have to be before you snap out of
it? Ring, ring. Liz, it's for you, Lady Macbeth
Well, you can't subscribe anymore... the
subscribe button is gone.... ROFL she must
watch your site all the time and took it
Chickens don't want you to see who the
crazies are that write the nutty stuff. I
feel like I need to take a shower after
going to the site.
Glad you are back...
your friend in Missouri
Talk about an
admission of guilt! Removing the URL
the minute you mention it is incriminating
all on its own. Not realizing that a
Goggle cache and a screenshot are unerasable
is dumb. I got forwarded Liz's email
by one of her former friends.
What was it
Juanita used to say? You can measure
her IQ with a dipstick?
- Oh well, at least
defeated Sugar Land Mayor Dean Hrbacek can't say
he's not begging for it. Maybe Dean will buy you a
For those of you who were wondering if there was more
to come, there's much, much more. I don't care who
you are, this is funny.
(And ho boy, this is going to hack-off Charles.)
And, if you have an extra free minute to spare after
reading that, I'm appearing live and in person
right here right now.
November 28 - Uh
oh, I have an unsatisfied customer. I know some
people will think I made this up. I didn't.
I copied it exactly.
you guys need to learn the difference
between funny and meanspirited. What
you see as pokin fun is often malicious
and derogatory just exactly what you
accuse others of, even though you try
to pass it off as humor its isn't.
Dude, look over to the right. It says
my name. It’s “Susan.” I’m not a guy,
nor am I guys. Although as a woman, I
generally do the work of several men so
I can see why you’re confused.
Look on your Internet page when you come
to my site. There’s a little doohickey
in the upper right hand corner that has
three little, tiny boxes. The first
little box has a line in it, the second
box has a square in it, and the last
tiny box has an X in it. Click your
mouse on the last box.
Problem gone! Like magic.
Charles, I never claimed to be funny.
I have, however, often claimed to be
mean. Just ask my kids, my Bubba,
or that hussy named Carole over in Pleak.
Mean as ten acres of snakes with
headaches, yes I am.
back at ya!
(Not a guy. Not even in your most
P.S. Why would you email me all the
way from Plano? Don't you have some
Democrats to beat in Dallas? (Now
see, that was mean, wasn't it.)
Juanita, Honey, for a
republican to call a Democrat
mean-spirited is the epitome of
demagoguery (had to look it
up). I love what you do and
think you are wonderful. Tell
that jerk the reason he is so
upset is his position is
indefensible. He needs a better
party; his party has done more
damage to the nation in this
administration than any other
administration in history. The
comfort I take is that no matter
who wins in November, whether
republican or Democrat, it will
be a vast improvement. We will
be rid of Chimpy McFlightsuit!
Dear Ms. Susan: You are
funny and anyone who says
otherwise is asking for a
fight. My 7 year old daughter
had a problem on the bus this
year with bullies. Being a
hard-headed girl child who
has been exposed to UDWs
("Uppity Democratic Women")
her whole life, she pushed on
past the bullies and told the
other kids to ignore them.
Those bullies whined and cried
about how mean she was, too.
Bullies really hate being
called out. Maybe you could
promise, like Adlai Stevenson,
that when the republicans
stop lying about Democrats;
you will stop telling
the truth about
republicans. God bless you for
the work you do. We're all
- Well, I sure got back to my computer just in
After their County Chairman resigned in a sudden and
yet unexplained fit of pique and drama,
the GOP had their "special" meeting last night with
only 59 out of 88 precinct chairs even bothering to show
up to vote. You'd think more of them would show up
considering it's the most important vote they've had in
about --- oh, I dunno ---- since the
Jaybird Woodpecker War.
So, they decided on Rick Miller for their new chair.
I know you'll be all a-tremble to hear that he's a rich
fluffy old white guy. He beat Linda Howell, a
former fashion reporter for a couple of local
All other newly elected local party offices are held by
more fluffy rich white boys, except for one - Pat Hebert
won election as secretary. She's the county
judge's wife and I have no idea idea
how much she's going to charge the GOP for taking notes.
She charged her own husband $6,200 for a few hours work
on his campaign finance reports, which she made a mess
of them anyway.
Okay, Madam Swami Susan has a prediction to make:
this ain't the end of the in-fighting. The Super-DeLux
Brand Christians in the bunch are dead-set on revenge,
the moderates are waving a white flag, and the
candidates are seeking cover. No prisoners will be
taken - and you're going to get a front row seat to
watch how Republican Christians act.
Stay tuned, Honey. This promises to be a mess of
Welcome back to your keyboard, Susan.
I knew the secretary was going to be a woman
before you ever told me. Republican
men cannot be reduced to stenography.
That's wimmen's work.
prediction about how the Super Deluxe
Brand Christians will act: They have a
Bible and a pocketbook. They will open
Susan I am
expecting you to be home base for Fort
Bend republican watching during the
primary. I don't even live there
and I'm fasinated.
November 28 - And in tribute to Trent Lott who
quit while I way away from the keyboard ---
wonder if Trent got an offer for a better
job-maybe Grand Wizard?
- Okay, Bubba paid the ransom and I'm back. I'll
start posting regular tomorrow when I get around to it.
I am perfectly aware that I messed up the formatting on
this page, but I'm not going to finagle with trying to fix
it because the month's almost over.
November 24 - Oh yes, we get mail. Uh huh, we do.
Here's a couple of news items that happened while
you were gone,
Is Nick Lampson a Republican?
And DeLay shoots off his mouth.
DeLay says he'd like to "bitch slap" Paul Krugman.
Yeah, well I hear that when the Kruginator rides you
around the room he wears those really BIG spurs.
Ole Tom will be squealin like a pig!
How many Fort Bend County Republicans does it take
to mail their
newsletter? Silly, Fort Bend
County Republicans don't have time to mail
newsletters. They're too busy mailing letter bombs
to each other.
And, I got copied on this email from Dennis, which just
shows how the tide is turning around here. It was
addressed to the election head around here. I edited part
of it to protect the innocent ---
Now that the
rush from the last election is passed, I wanted to give
you an early heads up for the Primaries.
After what the local Republican party did to some of my
friends lately, I no longer want to work elections for
them. During the next primary on March 4th, I will
clerk for and help train whoever the GOP selects to run
the thing, but after that one (and a run-off, if
necessary) I wish to work only for Democratic party
primaries. I will, of course, remain available to work
any General elections in any capacity you wish.
I realize, of course, that I would actually be working
for FBC in either parties primary, and my boycott of the
GOP is more symbolical than anything else, but I no
longer care to lend them even that small smigeon of
support. I apologize for any inconvenience this may
cause you. You may want to contact the precinct chair
for this precinct about a replacement.
November 22 - For those of you who were worried
about me, thanks. I'm doing dandy! I should be posting
like a maniac in another week, maybe even sooner.
Meanwhile, to keep you busy, please read this
posting by Justice Wright about being a pro-life
Democrat. Register and post a shout-out to him!
And for a run-down of the latest happening in our
Elizabeth has some charming insight. And there's this
little tidbit that I couldn't have said better myself ---
starters, when you’re a candidate who hopes to manage
the affairs of the party, your campaign treasurer really
ought to know
from whom you can and cannot accept money. Sure,
there’s a learning curve, but get those ducks in a row
before you begin doing bank business. I’m almost
surprised she didn’t open two more accounts for
Indian casino money and donations from
And one Thanksgiving Toon!
November 17 -
Okay, here’s the deal. For years, through the magic of
those internet tubes, I’ve gone on vacations, been in the
hospital, and even left the country in a fit of pique when
you people re-elected Commissioner Andy Meyers. However,
you’ve never known these things because there were posts
on my site every day.
For the next two weeks, that façade may break because
I’m going to have only intermittent access to the internet
machine. So don’t fret if I miss a couple of days
posting. This may be a blessing because it’ll give you
time to check to see if your sister-in-law is putting that
candy stash we all know you have in her suitcase before
she flies back to Amarillo after messing up your guest
room with about 4 tons of make-up and those peeeuuuuuu
stinky houseshoes she’s worn for fifteen years because
she’s too cheap to buy new ones because she sends all of
her damn money to tv preachers instead of chipping in to
buy Momma a nice Christmas gift.
You know how that is.
Oh, never mind.
to let you know if I stay longer than intended when he
Thanksgiving! Be thankful for courage and faith! I
insist on it.
here's a little pumpkin pie from Ann Telnaes about Denny
Hastert's resignation ---
November 16 - I'm looking for information on Scott
Broschart, Drew Lawson, and Michael Miller. It seems they
may have an unnatural interest in a local GOP
Congressional candidate. Just email me if you know
something I need to know.
I already have their Facebook pages so don't send me
November 16 - PBS&J (the company, not the yummy
has admitted to over-billing again.
brought a lawsuit against Post Buckley Schuh & Jernigan
(PBSJ), a longtime county engineering consultant,
alleging that it over billed the county as the result of
a $36 million embezzlement scheme.
Welcome to Fort Bend, Boys!
November 16 - We get email we need to answer:
Did you see that Mr.
Lampson is still carrying water for the President?
He voted against linking
$50 billion in funding for the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan to a withdrawal date.
The spending bill,
which requires Bush to begin bringing troops home from
Iraq within 30 days and to complete that withdrawal by
Dec. 15, 2008, passed 218-203.
I'm not surprised that
he still thinks that Tom Delay is lurking around
every corner - but he must "man" up and get us out
of Iraq or he to will be history too - right?.
What the hell is
happening to our beloved "District 22" ? is it just
another door mat for the President and his crazy
I hate to correct
you, but Lampson's vote on
HR4156 was the single most Liberal vote of any
Democrat in the Texas delegation.
We both owe Mr. Lampson an apology.
Nick Lampson was the only Texas Democrat courageous
enough to vote NO!
Lampson was one of only 15 Democrats who voted with
Dennis Kucinich .
Kucinich voted against the bill because he was
opposed to funding this war “even one more day” and Boy
Howdy! Nick Lampson fooled us all and voted with
Kucinich this time.
So I don't want to hear you call Nick Lampson a
Bush / Cheney neo-con chickenhawk. Nick Lampson is as
liberal as Dennis Kucinich and, like Kucinich, Lampson
must favor a stop to funding this war immediately or
else he wouldn't have voted with him.
Wait, what's that you say? Lampson doesn't agree
with Kucinich. He just being a Bush kiss-up again?
P.S. It's a cryin' shame that Lampson's political
consultants have yet to realize that playing cute
instead of courageous will get you burned 99% of the
time. Karma is a witch that way.
If they don't think that the above picture, taken
directly from the Washington Post, will end up on every
Republican mailer this election season, then they are
dumber than even I suspected.
November 15 - We get email from very funny people
can cook, right? I need help with some ideas for
our "Thanksgiving at the White House" dinner.
thought we'd start off with crow, sour grapes,
trickled down crumbs, face-blasted cronyberry
sauce, waterboard crackers, and pained-looking
tight-lipped very neat serving of Condi rice
pilaf. The big event will include our very own "Go
to the table with the stuffing you have" with
retrofitted Amour® gravy, Beef Abramoff, and lame
duck, who's head may be paraded around the table
on a stick while children jeer at it. Then on to
the reformed tortes, half-baked Middle East upside
down cake, preemptive pudding, and of course the
partisan attorney gelatin.
It's just not enough.
I need more. Please help solicit ideas. It can't
be that hard.
I love John's idea for Thanksgiving, but he's
missing a few items from his menu:
- Capons of mass destruction
- No chitlin left behind
- Mexican border fence casserole
- "Mashin' accomplished" potatoes
- Compassionate consommé
And of course, the meal wouldn't be
complete without a pan of heck-of-a-job
If it gets to be too much, he could just sign
an executive order for a bucket of KFC -- with
those famous 9/11 herbs and spices.
an important job like that? Not without a
no-bid contract my friend.
bucket of KBR instead
November 15 - Alfredo lets us know that PBS&J is
Seminole County was overcharged by PBS&J
under executed Agreements due to incorrect reporting of
PBS&J's overhead rate from January 1, 2000 through July 1,
2006. During this period, the overcharges amounted to
$223,744.17. In turn, PBS&J has recognized this
overpayment and has applied compounded interest at the
rate of 4% per year for a total interest repayment of
$30,148.46 over the seven year period. The total
reimbursement provided to the County by PBS&J is in the
amount of $253,892.63.
guess they have to overcharge to make up for all those
illegal campaign contributions they make.
Everybody grab their wallets because PBS&J is now in
Fort Bend County.
PBS&J - Can't you come up with some other
quick reference? Every time I see one of these
referrences I start trembling -- fearful that the
F.D.A. has found that peanut butter and jelly
causes cancer, or hemorrhoids, or something.
(Yes, peanut butter and jelly. A man can't live
on margaritas and fajitas alone.)
November 15 - I just noticed something funny. Tom
DeLay sent me an email last week about
a new group he's forming
to whip him up some Democrats (and make a little money for
himself on the side, of course).
Today, I am
asking you to join me in a new endeavor. I have recently
founded the Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM); a
results driven grassroots action and advocacy organization
- the first such conservative organization worthy of the
name. Our mission is to IDENTIFY, RECRUIT, TRAIN, INSPIRE,
ACTIVATE and MOBILIZE conservative activists, such as you,
to take action on policy issues and political causes
across the country.
activists for my past re-election efforts, I wanted to
personally ask you to JOIN CCM, as I know you and I hold
dear the conservative principles of security, prosperity
CCM's Houston-area chapter will be the first chapter to
organize. CCM will hold an organizational meeting on
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th, at 7:00 PM at the Fort Bend County
Chamber of Commerce. Dinner and information will be
provided but you must RSVP. I am personally asking that
you join us at this meeting to learn more about what CCM
will be doing in the Houston area.
Uh oh, seems to me that I had something else planned for
that night .... hummmmm...
could it be?
Thank you, Tom DeLay and Tina Benkiser
for making the Democrats look organized!
Rats! Choices, choices -- go the the Chamber and eat
Tom's food or go to the Travis Building and watch
Republicans eat each other. Republicans are making my life
November 15 - Granny Geek always has the coolest
links and she's found
a doozy this time. It's called
and it ..... oh, let Granny explain.
November 15 - Okay, I see that Liz Mitton has
dropped the only oar she had in the water and now thinks
she's male, sometimes married, occasionally educated
and has three distinct personalities.
She's even altered her posts to reflect what I said
I don't know whether to keep making fun of her or call
the local mental health professionals. Rightwing
Republicans make that choice difficult on all of us, don't
November 14 - Okay, it's official. There's gonna be
a meeting to select a new party chairman.
Click here to open it in a WORD document.
Details are --- November 27 (Tuesday), 7:30 p.m., at
the William B. Travis Courthouse Annex, 7th floor.
I guess they're expecting me to come because the letter
from the State GOP chairman says, "Please enter by the front
door facing Jackson (90A). A bailiff should be at the front
door to help direct you."
A bailiff? Oh well,
at least it's not an armed assistant District Attorney.
I hope the GOP is paying the bailiff because I don't
think I should have to.
And they thought politics would quit being fun here
with DeLay resigned.
November 14 - UPDATE.
Oh, I’m enjoying this waaaay too much. This is kind of a
long story, but I think you'll like it. It's about a
There’s a new website in town called
CD 22 Watcher.
It’s done by someone claiming to be a local Republican, so
it’s anonymous. Good men and women fought and died for our
First Amendment rights (you can
humming the Star Spangled Banner in the background now), but
that’s not good enough for some folks – they hide behind
irresponsibility because they think people are apt to
believe a big ole anonymous voice. Like, it could be God’s
Blog – you never know.
Go on over there and
look around for a
minute. I’ll wait here until you get back. No,
really. I promise. I will. Oh hell, you know I’ll have
something big to say about this blog, so you know I’ll be
I’m going to tease you a little first, though.
The blogger thinks Nick Lampson is a liberal, which
tells you how far in the Desert of Denial this blogger has
wandered. Honey, they are as lost as a nickel down as West
While claiming to be in the law as an occupation,
this blogger uses words like “goober” and the infamously
sophomoric “Algore.” Honey, lawyers don’t use words like
that. Lawyers know insults in Latin that would curl your
hair; they don't need no stinkin' goober. And, I know very
few “techno-geeks” who have Blogger websites. I’m sure it
happens, but the odds are about the same as diving into an
empty swimming pool and stopping before you hit bottom.
There is another interesting thing on this blog that
caught my eye. It’s a thinly veiled site supporting Dean
Hrbacek, so this creepy reference got my attention:
The home page of former Pasadenda (sic) Mayor John Manlove's
site is, well, a little scary. John, the dems are already
having a field day with the seedy interpretation of your
last name (jokes about ManBoylove abound).
Manboylove? I dare you to find even one Democrat who said
that. Even one. Hey, Democrats made fun of “Manlove”
coming directly on the heels of bathroom toe tapping and a
few other Republicans being outted, but only rightwing
Republicans would think of sick crap like Manboylove.
That’s just sick. Have you ever noticed how rightwing
Republicans are sick people when it comes to hoochy-koochy?
I guess they are all hung-up about sex because they suppose
that all of us are as sick as they are.
Manboylove? I wouldn’t have even thought about
something like that! So, just out of curiosity, I got to
wondering who this anonymous blogger could be.
Hummmm … I had some suspicions, but ....
Then, I get a gift like manna from Heaven this morning
when a reader let me know that somedamnfool made a horrific
mistake with their Blogger accounts on Google.
Take a look at this. This is a screenshot of a Google
Blog Alert. If you sign up for Blog Alerts about certain
topics, it lets you know when something about that topic
comes up. Say, for example, you asked Google to let you
know whenever the term “Shelley Sekula Gibbs” comes up on a
Both of these alerts refer to the same story – on the
CD 22 Watcher. However, notice that the byline under
the first one says “13 November 2007 by Save Our Schools.”
Save Our Schools is Liz Mitton Blogger site. (UPDATE:
The Save Our Schools site and Liz's personal site went dark
on November 14th. I guess Liz didn't want to make the same
mistake twice. I also guess she's never heard of cache
You can even find the same reference
if you run a blog search on State Rep. Robert Talton.
Liz was logged on to
Blogger under her other account and the post was
Save-Our Schools, Liz’s other blog. The new byline to
the correct blog pops up 2 hours and 41 minutes later. She
caught her mistake, but not soon enough. Blogspot is owned
by Google, so this is not a one in a hundred million
mistake. Liz Mitton has a new anonymous Blog called CD 22
Watcher and she has some real sicko stuff on there.
Liz Mitton: almost as much fun as Tom DeLay.
Hey Hrbacek, you can really pick some supporters, Dude.
November 13 - Just in case Tom DeLay thinks he's
home free on any congressional investigations, it's dead
solid certain that
the Jack Abramoff investigation ain't over yet.
A possible sign that the Jack Abramoff
investigation continues to burrow into Capitol Hill, a
congressman under scrutiny for his ties to the disgraced
former Republican superlobbyist has paid tens of thousands
of dollars to a legal firm specializing in forensic data
Since April, Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Fla.,
has paid over $90,000 to a Washington, D.C. office of FTI
Consulting, through his re-election campaign and a
separate legal defense
fund he began in June, according to
and a news account.
And then there's the cherry on top.
Former House Majority Leader Tom
DeLay, also a guest on Abramoff's golf trips, is
reportedly under investigation for his ties to
ooooohhh, i can almost taste victory! how he's
still walking around loose is beyond me, but
let's keep our fingers crossed!!
November 13 - Just in case you missed it, Keith
Olbermann named Tom DeLay "The Worse Person in the World"
last night, DeLay's
health care lie (I can't make the link work, so go
and find it yourself!), just as we did
And some more Republicans
are feeling the squeeze of
Tom DeLay's good friend Jack Abramoff.
November 13 - I knew it was simply a matter of
Perry is wearing gold lame boots. No wonder he supports
happened at the second event of Gov. Rick Perry's first
day of solo campaigning for GOP presidential candidate
"Are those boots special?" Kasondra St.
Antoine, a University of Iowa freshman and Giuliani
volunteer, asked as she gazed at the gubernatorial
"I can't explain the gold lamé," Perry
said, referring to the fancy flourishes on his boots, "but
I can explain the flag and the state" outline.
The boots helped folks know that the
visitor touting Giuliani was a Texas governor. The odd
slip of the tongue also helped; Perry once referred to
Giuliani as "a person running for governor."
And if that's not creepy enough, there's this description he
gave of the Texas Lege ---
"You get in, you
do your work, and you get out of town, and you live with
the laws you passed," he told a small group in Waterloo on
November 13 - Well, it's another day that Democrat
Nick Lampson can kiss my big blue butt.
Last week, the Alternative Minimum Tax came to the
House floor. It was to protect the middle class from tax
increases, and the difference is made up by ---
regular income the profits of hedge-fund managers,
requiring private-equity firms that go public to do so as
corporations rather than partnerships and reducing
multinational corporations' foreign tax credits.
So, allowing a company to get tax breaks by incorporating
offshore, thereby avoiding tax liabilities, is more
important than giving tax breaks to the middle. And Heaven
knows we need to protect the profits of hedge fund managers
from being taxed as fairly as the average working family.
Lampson was the only Democrat in the entire Great State
of Texas to vote against this. The only one. Kinda makes
you wonder which one of his contributors he's protecting on
the backs of the middle class.
Enacted in 1969
to affect only wealthy filers, the AMT has encroached into
middle-class brackets because it is not indexed for
read more about it here.
The bill passed anyway, which is great news for America
because it also includes provisions that allow for itemized
deductions of state and local sales taxes, and continue a
tax break for tuition expenses.
Look, I'll vote for Lampson because he's a durn sight
better than anything the Republicans have running, but I
don't have to be proud of it.
We should have held out for
WTF was Lampson thinkin' when he went along with the
idiots on the minimum tax thing. I had that guy in
MY house during the election.
The AMT bill also raised taxes on
incomes over 100,000 after deductions by a 4 percent
surcharge whatever the heck a surcharge is. A tax
increase on small business? And the AMT would not be
permanently repealed, only for one year. Dems could
have done better, its a shame.
That's what I love about you,
Susan. You do not discriminate among fools. I've
given my last dollar to Nick Lampson. Admittedly,
he doesn't need it. His hedge fund managers can
finance his campaign with their lunch money.
November 13 - Splitting my time again.
Did a little local color.
Y'all go on and sign-up to comment at the Fort Bend
Democrats site. You don't have to live here to have an
And don't miss
Hal's bear in the woods.
November 11 - Happy Veteran's Day to my favorite
November 10 - Okay, it's official.
Tom DeLay has been laughed out of everywhere.
"By the way,
there's no one denied health care in America. There are 47
million people who don't have health insurance, but no
American is denied health care in America," he said to
Phew! I was worried that he'd write another book entitled,
"I have not been laughed out of Oxford."
Considering his comment, I guess Tom didn't read his
AARP Bulletin this month.
Didn't I call it? Al Sharpton didn't show up and
the audience was laughing at DeLay. He debated an
empty chair and the chair won! Tom "Chucklehead"
DeLay has a mind like a steel trap--rusted shut from
disuse. Oh honey, forget about saving the Polar
Bears, Global Warming will kill off the Republicans
first because they're too dumb to head for higher
ground and too fat to swim. Just think of it as a
rather cruel--but fun--form of natural selection.
November 10 -
Okay, so I’m not about to get in the middle of the
Republican fight over at
Fort Bend Now. When two groups of people are shooting at
each other, it’s not smart to walk between them, even if
you’re packing more heat than an NRA Festival on Saturday
night in Pasadena. Or Dick Cheney hunting; take your pick.
I just like to stand on the sidelines and catch big ole
hunks of hypocrisy as they fly off the people who are scared
to use their own names. Weenies.
Take, for example,
Liz Mitton, who calls herself “In The Know” because her
friend used to be on the school board, giving Liz a supposed
direct pipeline to wisdom, knowledge, and
wild-eyed claims. However, her friend got beat badly –
we called it whompered – in the last election. So Liz, who
used to be just clueless and mean, is now officially and
certified clueless and mean.
Also, Liz ran for school board herself and came in
fifth out of 4 candidates. No, I just made that fifth place
part up. I mean, she ran for the school board and got 23%
of the vote. Somehow that makes her feel like she has a
mandate and that she speaks for the majority of Republicans
in this county. She’s either delusional or very bad at
math. I ain’t making that up.
The dirtiest word she knows is Democrat.
Recently, she posted “I’ve
been in Fort Bend for over 15 years and active in the party
for 10.” Well see, she’s wearing her pedal pushers too
tight and she’s not getting enough air to her brain.
Here’s her voting record. She registered in December
of 1993, which makes the 15 years about right. But she’s
got a real odd definition of “active.”
Honey, we need more active Republicans like her. She’s
only voted three times in the GOP primary. Hell, I've voted
in Republican primaries more than that!
I think she must have most of her patriotism in her
husband’s name because, bless his heart, he’s voted in four
primaries and even voted in 2000.
As I've said before - Republican woman are the reason
Republican men don't think women should have power.
Okay, let’s see what Republican hypocrite I can pick on
next ….. hummmm …. So many weenie people, so little time.
UPDATE: I see that Liz is
denying that she's In The Know. That's okay, if she wants
to make Little Baby Jesus cry again, it's her eternal soul.
Heck, I know she's In The Know and I ain't even in the
know, if ya know what I mean.
Seems the Fort Bend Republicans are life members of
the Peter Pan Party. They are committed to never
growing up! Sounds like Ms. Mitton is going to lead
the charge for the Peter Pan sponsored candidates
against the C Club candidates. I would suggest that
Democrats find people to run for every office in the
county because these idiots would rather vote for a
yellow dog Democrat than someone on the other side
of their fight.
Susan - can you get the popcorn
concession for this?
November 9 - Holy Moly,
they're calling each other libertarians, lunatics, and
liberals. I haven't had this much fun watching anything
since Aunt Bessie Mae took out after Uncle Hank with a pair
of deer antlers with intent to mount his butt on the den
Honey, it's a Fringe Party in Fort Bend. We could outfit
Tyler Junior College Apache Belles with all the
fringe-calling going on around here. Everybody is calling
everybody else "fringe," like it's a bad thing or something.
Give. Me. A. Break. This is Texas, where we have UIL
contests on who can kick highest while wearing the most
fringe. And twirling a baton while doing it adds 10 points
to your score. (Personally, I think they
should let "In the Know" (that's
ole 23% Liz Mitton) have a baton to beat Bev Carter with
because it'll be the only way she will ever beat Carter.) I
saw a little filly once wore shiny fringe down to her knees
and tied Christmas lights around her waist to do a halftime
dance to America the Beautiful. It was very inspiring.
Oh, they don't mean that kind of fringe?
Go on over to Bob's
to check for new stories every so often. It's just a matter
of time before the
Republican women use up all the sophomoric sarcasm in
the free world.
November 9 - We got an email from
Saw this in the Oregonian today and thought of you...
"People mag online says Kristin Gore, daughter of
Nobel Prize-winning former vice president Al Gore,
is hard at work on her own political project=
writing an offbeat movie about an immoral
congressman and a sex crazed lobbyist. The film, a
satire called "Nailed" is set to star Jake
Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel in the lead roles."
Immoral Congressman? "Nailed", not
"Hammered"? Very funny...
November 9 - M.B. gives us a heads-up that
Republicans are dropping like flies.
But, this one takes the cake!
OLYMPIA, Wash. --
Minority House Republicans, already reeling from a sex
scandal that prompted one member to quit, have severely
disciplined a Vancouver lawmaker for inappropriate remarks
to a female staffer.
No, no, wait. Don't quit reading. Seriously, read on. It
Dunn also said he
could not exactly recall what he said to the woman, but said
he was "sure it was very inappropriate, because I do that
kind of thing." He also acknowledged it could have been
interpreted as sexual harassment.
"I do that kind of thing"? Duuuude, really, is it on your
November 8 - Our local Republicans made Harvey
Kronberg - go here
and click DAILY BUZZ. How proud they must be!
I've been checking the comments conversation over at
Bob's, and they're still playing Gotcha! with each
other. I guess it beats toe tapping in airport bathrooms.
To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, Fort Bend County
Republicans may not know much about religion, but they
do know CHURCH. They never did like that new Pastor,
so they run him outta town. These myopic bozos make
the Fort Bend County Whig Party look like a going
concern--and they've been defunct for 150 years.
November 8 - Okay,
this is more fun than recess in Heaven! Watch our local
GOP fold like a cheap suitcase.
a surprise announcement before an audience of elected
Republican officials on Thursday, Fort Bend County
GOP Chairman Gary Gillen said he
and a slate of top party officers have quit.
Citing untenable political differences
with what he termed “a number of fringe elements in the
party,” Gillen said he, party Treasurer Richard McCarter,
Secretary Nancy Porter and Parliamentarian Dick Hudgins
have resigned effective immediately.
But wait, there's more
---- He did it at the damn country club! Ain't that a
He told an
audience at a meeting of the West Fort Bend Republican
Women, at Katy’s Falcon Point Country Club, that
continuing friction with his political opponents has taken
a toll on his family.
I dunno, this look mighty strange coming on the heels of
this. Tom DeLay's old district is filled with money-lovin'
Bob promises more to come on this story, so check back often
and laugh your butt off!
On a momentary serious note: Gillen may represent the saner
wing of the GOP, but what he did was high on drama and low
on ethics. In fact, it was totally irresponsible. He left
the Party without anyone to call a meeting, elect a new
chair, or take candidate filings. GOP candidates start
filing on December 2nd and they don't have a Party
organization to file with.
A grown-up man who cared about his own Party would have
waited to resign at the Party meeting, allowing a new
chairman to be selected. What he did was childish and
silly. And he did it at the damn country club!
It's kinda cool to just sit along the sidelines and
watch 'em self-destruct.
They just can't seem to fit all
those big egos in the same room together.
Democrat and Proud!
I just thought of a new slogan
for the local Republicans Party "Surly With the
Fringe on Top."
November 8 - Just in case you need reminding how
crazzzzy Republicans are,
there's this - Pat Robertson just endorsed Rudy Giuliani.
I have to agree with John McCain ---
Asked about the endorsement at a news
conference, Mr. McCain seemed to recall Mr. Robertson’s
past criticism of his own conservative credentials as
falling short on Christian conservative principles.
“Every once in a while, I am left
speechless,” Mr. McCain said. “This is one of those
Crazzzy Pat's endorsement of Rudy isn't all that
surprising or out of character. Remember he
endorsed his business partner and Liberian president
Charles Taylor a few years ago. That's the same
Charles Taylor who was convicted of war crimes.
I wonder if Rudy is sitting by the phone waiting for
that endorsement by the New York City firefighters.
It'll be a long wait, I can't wait for them to
weigh in on his conduct as mayor and the toll they
paid as a result of his incompetence.
Sam in Prayerland
November 7 -
Vince at Capitol Annex did a nice write-up about Judge
Susan Criss encouraging Judge Linda Yanez to run for the
Chief Justice of the State Supremes instead of contesting
the Place 8 position in the Democratic primary.
State District Judge Susan Criss
(D-Galveston), running for Place 8 on the Texas Supreme
Court, is publicly encouraging appellate justice Linda
Yanez–who is currently poised for a primary race against
Criss–to pursue another seat on the state’s highest court,
according to a press release from Legislative Media:
Not only did Criss declare first, but she also called Yanez
early-on, encouraging her to run for one the seats. Big
thanks Criss got when several months later Yanez picked the
seat Criss had already announced she was running for. Not
too sisterly, huh?
There very few things Texas Democratic women won't abide
because we're very tolerant people, but one of them is
somebody trash-talking one of our female candidates - even
if the trasher is another female.
Judge Yanez gave a speech last week. It was a 15
minute ramble, with over 5 minutes of it being attacks on
Susan Criss and her family.
For starters, Yanez made her intentions clear from the
get-go. Within two minutes of starting her speech, she
says, "People say we have two really good candidates in this
race. No, we don't." (Click
here for audio file) Now, see, that's just rude, and it
sets the tone of the rest of her chat.
Then she goes after the blogsphere (audio
link here), announcing that anonymous "people can just
say anything they want, whether it's true or not." From her
vague description of what blog had upset her, I suspect she
was talking about something on
Burnt Orange Report. You can scamper on over there and
read it. I don't see anybody in any of the stories being
anonymous. Or untruthful.
Then she claims that bloggers are being paid. Oh yeah,
that's why they're all so rich.
I was pondering becoming a blog just so I could say
that Yanez needs to clean up her act and quit bad-mouthing
her opponent. If you can't run on your own two feet, get
some more comfortable shoes.
In a final hollow ring, Yanez commits the sin she just
tsk-tsked about anonymous by quoting an anonymous "Dallas
lawyer," as saying, "These races aren't about merit.
They're about politics." (audio
link here) Oh, pullleeese. Have yourself a big ole cup
of reality, Honey. Why the heck do you think we ended up
with all Republicans on the Court? Merit?
Linda Yanez needs to direct her vehemence toward
Republicans. Or maybe she needs to calm down, get a grip,
and run because she's qualified, not just to hack-off
folks. This trash and burn tactic is is lower than a
And, by the way, like the other story, that's not
anonymous or untruthful.
I've said it before and I'll say it
again: I've never taken a penny from anyone to blog.
Hell, I don't even sell ads. It's all done on my
I know and like Judge Criss, and
would have voted for her in the primary next March
anyway, but have not publicly taken any sides in
this fight before now because it hadn't seemed
productive. If this is representative of Judge
Yanez's opinion of me and my blogging colleagues,
however, then she can (to borrow a phrase) kiss my
big blue butt.
Feel free to print that.
Hope all is well with you.
November 7 - You will be charmed and delighted to
know that the nasty, nasty, terrible horrible nasty dirty
tricks stinkin' of Karl Rove's protégé Governor's race in
won by the good guy.
We figured the incumbent Republican was in deep
when he started using gay-scare. Yep, gays will be
taking over Kentucky just any day now.
November 7 - Texas Senator
Cornyn has no shame. First he gets Bush and Cheney down
here on a secret fundraising mission for him. He and Bush
are tighter than skin on a sausage. Then this:
The Justice Department launched a
bribery investigation of defense contractor BAE in
June. Since then the company's
PAC has given
$10,000 in contributions to Cornyn’s campaign committee
and leadership PAC.
How dirty does money have to be before Cornyn turns it
Last week Old Man Cheney and this week Li'l Bush?
Talk about your big guns crawling out of their
private bunkers to prop up one of their own propper-uppers!
What's Cornyn got, like 17 trillion bucks to
Noriega's 5-spot and a coupon for a free tire
rotation at Firestone?
P.S. ...and for
your paycheck-to-paycheck friends like me: the
VoteVets site makes it easy to choose your own
amount to pay each month automatically. You don't
even have to be a vet to donate through this site.
November 7 - This has to be my favorite story in
months, maybe years.
Republicans are now screwing each other in a free-market
orgy, and we're lucky enough to get a front row seat.
Far rightwing authors of such literary works of art
as "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out
Against John Kerry," and “Shadow War: The Untold Story of
How Bush Is Winning the War on Terror” are being ripped
off by their publisher - Regnery Publishing, a
conservative propaganda company.
I dunno know about you, but
ripping off these dudes for writing a pack of lies seems
unjustly hysterical. I mean, what's the deal? They grew
tired of taking money from the poor, the elderly, and
little children so they decided to go after rich old white
Hey, that sounds like a good plan to me!
You will laugh your patootie off while
reading this story.
(Thanks to Deb for the heads-up!)
November 6 - Rats! Double rats! Local
Republicans are taking all the stinkin' fun out of
whipping their butts.
Damn fools are committing suicide.
Bend County Republican Party officials have failed to
comply with federal and state laws and “triggered
significant liabilities” for the party, a
GOP Executive Committee member
Attorney and Precinct Chairman David
Stone sent an email within the past few days to county
GOP Chairman Gary Gillen,
Treasurer Richard McCarter and General Counsel Farha
Ahmed, in which he details instances where he says party
officials failed to comply with election law.
Gillen discounted information in the
email on Tuesday, adding, “We don’t think Mr. Stone has
his facts together.”
November 6 - We get email from foreign states.
I went to my local polling place in the fire hall
this morning. They had 6 shiny iVotronic machines up
and running and because I was the 9th person in line,
I got to stand around and listen to the chirping
sounds as people made their selections. It sounded
like there was an infestation of lonely, demented,
crickets in the place trying to summon
the strength to advertise their availability to the
others for a little hoochey-koochey but not being able
to remember the 2nd note of the song.
iVotronics are a little easier to use than those
eSlate puppies that we used when I was in Harris
county. (And why do they not capitalize the first
letter of either one?) With the iVotronic you don't
have to keep turning the dial, you just point with
your finger at the box next to the name of the person
you want to vote for, touch the screen and it puts a
check mark next to the name of the person above the
one you wanted -- but not all the time. And it's much
easier to write you own name in for an office where no
one with the sense God gave a slug is on the ballot --
you just touch the "write in" item and the screen
gives you an alphabet board that you can use to select
the letters you want to enter. When you're done it
writes your name (or Ms. Shelley-Belly's name --
doggone I could have written HER in for prothonotary
if I'd planned ahead) on the screen with a little
check mark next to it just like it would if you were a
real candidate. Only it's a smaller font.
I've decided that I'd rather have a pencil and
paper. That way, somebody could go back and check the
count. After all, people have been making tally marks
on cave walls a lot longer than they have been even
thinking about how fast it takes to count them.
Don in Pennsyltucky where the weather has finally
gotten to feel like Autumn is supposed to feel.
We have eSlate here for a very,
very good reason. The deciding vote on Commissioners
Court was a former high school shop teacher who held
out for the dials because he was used to using them on
power tools. (You're gonna have to trust me on this
one, but he's one of those kind of guys who only has a
power tool when something is plugged in. His other
tool is hand operated.)
Anyway, it's good to know that the safety of my
vote is being decided by such high criteria.
I voted today, too. Sadly, at noon there were
only 96 votes in a very large precinct.
November 6 - Alfredo sends us a heads-up on GOP
protégé, Scott Jennings,
resigns from White House to return to Kentucky politics.
in Kentucky has resorted to an almost certainly illegal
campaign tactic in today's election for governor. A new
robocall has gone out purporting to be from
Fairness.org — the Web site of the Fairness
Campaign, an actual gay rights organization in Kentucky
— speaking with pride about the strong support of "the
homosexual lobby" for Democratic gubernatorial nominee
"Beshear is receiving major support
from out-of-state gay activists and has publicly
committed to same-gender relationships," the man on the
The Fairness Campaign has denied any
part in the calls, and is urging people who have
received the calls to report it to the authorities.
folks should call
Scott Jennings at Peritus Public Relations - (506)
618-5885 - and ask him if he's responsible for this
blatantly illegal robocall campaign.
November 6 - This is kinda cool. Both
Nick Lampson and Ted Poe made the same newspaper
column, but not in relation to each other. For you folks
from foreign states, Poe became the recipient of Tom
DeLay's redistricting gifts when he beat Lampson in the
Lampson gets mentioned when
made a stink over Lampson taking money from a guy who's
under investigation. Lampson had given it back a week
before, but Sailor Boy, as we all know, lives in the
Poe gets mentioned over his FEC fine for refusing to
tell people where he got over a half a million bucks in
his campaign account.
November 6 - Okay,
so here's how this deal works.
A grand jury in Florida issued a report said to be
critical of political fundraising conducted at the
Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority.
An Orange County grand
jury issued the report last month, after an
investigation by Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson
Lamar's office of allegations that toll-agency
consultants were pressured to make campaign
The grand jury did not issue indictments, but Lamar said
he hoped the report "will get some sort of an ethical
ball rolling" to monitor the relationship between donors
and those who vote on their projects.
jury reports are meant to be public but someone has
objected to its release. And who that might be? Oh, I
dunno, you guess...
Among those named in the
report are Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty,
expressway-authority director Mike Snyder and PBS&J of
Tampa, the agency's general engineering consultant. It's
not clear who else is named, but at least one person has
filed an objection.
it's business as usual with PBS&J here in Fort Bend
November 5 - BREAKING. Tom DeLay's good friend
and contribution crony,
Brent Wilkes just got a jury verdict:
A U.S. District Court
jury has convicted Brent Wilkes on all 13 counts in his
corruption trial. The Poway defense contractor had been
accused by prosecutors of leveraging more than $600,000
in cash bribes and thousands more in gifts to ousted
Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham in exchange for Cunningham's
influence in securing more than $80 million in
November 5 - In what probably isn't all that great
an idea, Pat Boone (Yes,
that Pat Boone) is making robo-calls in the Governor's
race in Kentucky.
Boone is for the Republican. Why? Because
homosexuals are are the verge of taking over Kentucky.
You probably didn't know that, did you?
The state GOP is now sending a robo-call
throughout the state featuring none other than Pat
Boone, warning that as a Christian he is concerned that
Democratic nominee Steve Beshear, who has been way ahead
in the polls, will work for "every homosexual cause."
"Now do you want a governor who'd like
Kentucky to be another San Francisco?" Boone asks.
"Please re-elect Ernie Fletcher."
so maybe it's just me, but I think a guy who poses for
album covers like this might want to keep his mouth shut
on the subject of San Francisco.
a preview of what's coming in the next election,
Republicans have gotten waaaay too cute with their hate.
In that same race, the Lt. Gov. candidate was making a
speech about his Democratic opponents, both of whom are
heterosexuals, did his damnest to make America
mean as hell to Americans.
Then, last night,
Fletcher’s lieutenant governor candidate
echoed that to a crowd of more than 200 GOP faithful in
Lexington. “Do you want a couple of San Francisco treats
or do you want a governor?” he asked.
And to make it even more surreal, Fletcher is campaigning
Sen. Mitch McConnell. So no wonder gayness
November 4 -
Tom DeLay is talking trash, which is an amazing view
of reality considering his
and his book nobody bought or read, including Tom himself.
Now he's saying he wants to "mix it up" with the
It is not the first
time that Mr DeLay has tried to re-shape the political
landscape. As well as enforcing party discipline on
Capitol Hill, he was also one of the forces behind the
highly successful 'K Street Project' to place
Republicans in senior positions in the powerful lobbying
industry (which is traditionally located around that
He is looking forward
to the new battle. "We need to get in there and mix it
up with them," he said.
"That's what I'm all
Tom, last time you did that, it
backfired and a retired lady got hurt.
But if Tom insists on sending this
out to beat up Grandmas, then more power to him, because
Democratic Grandmas can take it because we've got
something to fight for, Honey.
Yeah, yeah, pictured to the left is one of Tom's big
supporters who goes by the name Ken Dexter. Dexter's idea
of a good time is to get all dressed up in his formal
tee-shirt and go to other people's events to shove
grandmothers and endanger small children.
So, Tom, if any of your guys want to "mix it up" with
a couple of grandmas and a few little kids, we're ready
for them this time.
I've already organized for your next "mix it up,"
Tom. I'm not telling you what we have planned, but it
involves a Sunbeam Mixmaster, a garter belt, three 2-liter
bottles of Diet Coke, and Thelma's collection of Liberace
records. It won't be pretty, that's for sure.
Sending Tom DeLay to the prestigious Oxford Union to
debate Rev. Al Sharpton is like entering a duck in a
cockfight. DeLay would have trouble debating an empty
chair--and a child's highchair at that.
And lay off Ken Dexter. Ole Dex was just trying to
get the GOP to take him off probation and give him his
hood back. When they allowed him the high honor of
lighting the cross and it turned into the Burning Man
Festival, well ole Dex probably felt that whupping up
on an old woman couldn't hurt his prestige none after
that fiasco. Not that ole Dex is in danger of
becoming a fashion plate anyway. That white T-shirt
of his fairly screams, "Army Of One!" It's more
Unisex than uniform.
If this is the way you treat your Republicans, then
you don't deserve to have any.
November 3 - Oh dear, I guess word has gotten
around about Governor Perry and Rudy ---
you, Ben Sargent.
I suspect that the Republicans are delusional if they
think that America will elect another low-performing, IQ
deficient, swaggering cowboy from Texas.
November 2 - This morning all charges against the
maliciously originally prosecuted by Assistant District
Attorney Mike Elliott were dismissed for lack of
This case has been in the news since last September
and I'll be commenting more about it this month. However,
right here and right now I just want to say that
Mike Elliott, Greg Gilleland (aka Wichita Lineman), and
Billye Bridges can Kiss My Big Accurate Butt.
ADA Mike Elliott was reprimanded, but he refuses to
apologize for the two years of hell and expenses he put
these men through.
If only District Attorney John Healey had the guts to
More to come .... I promise.
November 2 - Just when you begin to think that the
Republicans can't sink much lower, along comes a reminder
disgusting has no bottom.
chief of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and her
predecessor have taken dozens of trips at the expense of
the toy, appliance and children's furniture industries and
others they regulate, according to internal records
obtained by The Washington Post. Some of the trips were
sponsored by lobbying groups and lawyers representing the
makers of products linked to consumer hazards.
hell, what was I thinking. If we can't trust them with
with our money, how could be possibly trust them with our
The airfares, hotels and
meals totaled nearly $60,000, and the destinations
included China, Spain, San Francisco, New Orleans and a
golf resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
a real special place in hell reserved for people who would
trade a child's safety for a golf outing. It's called
"Right Next To Tom DeLay."
November 2 - Spinning on
teeter-totter this morning.
November 2 - A couple of tidbits this morning:
John emailed me to let me know that
his ethically-deprived county commissioners can beat
up my ethically- deprived county commissioners. He might
be right, although his commissioners have far more class
than mine. His spend their campaign money on coffee and
golf. Mine spend theirs on rodeo tickets, chain
restaurants and floozy women. Okay, so I made up the
floozy women part, at least I think I did.
And although I've never been the subject of
retribution from the folks I wrote about over the years
(mainly because I have a shotgun and I don't suffer fools
gladly), maybe I was lucky. This is an
awful big coincidence.
And, to be filed under Whaaaaaaat?,
Congressman Tom Feeney (R, of course) is under Justice
Department investigation for his little jaunt to Scotland
with Jack Abramoff. Feeney started a legal defense fund
to cover his legal fees. Only one Member of Congress
contributed to Feeney's legal defense fund in the third
quarter. Another member of the Florida congressional
delegation? No, sireee -
Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) who gave the largest
single contribution ($5,000) to the fund through his
leadership PAC, the Longhorn PAC. Smith's single
contribution amounted to nearly half of the $12,600
Feeney's legal defense fund took in during the third
And, last, our friend Sam says we need to read the
Houston Press about his friend Suzy on the school
board in Pearland. You'll learn what a "Pastord" is and
find many uses for that word in the upcoming political
November 1 - You know, sometimes people in my
community seem to go out of their way to embarrass me.
Take, for example, a full-page ad in today's Houston
Chronicle in support of
Fort Bend school bonds. (Click the little one to get
the big one.)
first off, do you think they could have found any more old
white guys? I mean, what the heck did they do - raid a
Viagra clinic? And why is there a blanket on top of the
domino table? Are they hiding a stripper under the table
or something? And if they are, could any of these guys
remember what to do with her?
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, and a woman
has to do the rest.
This county is 48% minority and 51% female. You
wouldn't know that unless I told you, huh?
Now, I know it looks really bad that the headline on
the ad says, "We will vote YES for the FBISD Bonds!
Because it protects OUR property values." Well, it's too
late for school bonds to teach these guys proper grammar,
but you'd think they'd have a larger interest in educating
kids than simply their own wallets. And if you think
that, you don't know these guys.
From left to right: Don Russell is a developer, Herb
Appel is a failed businessman who now runs the Economic
Development Council, John Null is former President of the
Chamber of Commerce, James Patterson is a county
commissioner, Charlie Howard is a developer and a State
Rep, and Bill Jameson's engineering company gets county
contracts. Honey, these guys don't need dominoes; they
There's this: look, nobody needs a proofreader more
than I do, but to have a former high school principal have
a comma attack in a full-page ad for school bonds is kinda
... well, dangit, dumb.
they could only get 55 other people to sign the ad with
them - two of those are soundly defeated politicians, and
at least a couple other signers stand to make major
dollars off these bonds. At least one of the signers
doesn't even live in the school district.
I know these old, old, really old white guys took out
this full page ad simply because their largest body part
is their egos, but do they always have to embarrass us? I
mean, is it in their contract or something?
Do you think you
could explain for the benefit of us furriners just
what a School bond is?
Jess - it's
revenue bond. You borrow money for 30 years to
build buildings. This group of bozos wants to use
it to buy busses and technology, which would be
stoopid because you're borrowing money on things
that are worthless before the bonds are paid off.
You say that "Herb Appel is a
failed businessman who now runs the Economic
I was wondering if Herb worked for
Bush at Arbusto? Or is it something in the water?
It seems greedy, old white guys down here get
rewarded for being failures. If these guys all
graduated from Ft. Bend schools, then PLEASE vote
to get FBISD the money they need. We can't
afford another old white guy with no integrity in
charge of something important...like say....the
whole dang country!!!???
Your Dam Yankee Friend in Spring,
PS. You guys have my deepest
sympathy having to deal with these fools daily.
I have a question.
Isn't Texas all sunny and stuff? Why are all
those old white guys so pasty looking?
Take care and love to Momma,
Dear John, they are
all pasty because they spend all their time in
Welcome to the website formerly known as The World's Most
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My name is
Susan DuQuesnay Bankston.
I live in Richmond, Texas, in heart of Tom
DeLay's old district. It's crazy here.
No, seriously, it's triple z crazzzy.
I used to be an independent voter, but that all changed when
I got to know a few local Republicans. They are meaner
than 10 acres of snakes and have the ethical compass of a
decided that they could just Kiss My Big Blue Butt.
A lot of
what I post here has to do with local politics, but you
probably have the same folks in your local government.
a blog. Blogs are way too trendy for me. I've
been doing this since 1992, so I'm used to it even if you
and I'll find a place to put it if I like it.