Okay, some of you have asked if I'm going to shut down
this website. Probably not. I like this URL
and I've put a lot of work into this to just let it
disappear. I'll keep it up for at least a year
because there's some local history here that need to be
kept. However, I probably won't post here, so get
your minimum daily requirement of sass at
January 25 -
And this is why I love
El Jefe Bob.
Jefe writes about Gov. Rick Perry taking
rightwing bloggers out to gun practice ---
In what can only be
termed as really bad timing and bad judgment,
Governor Rick Perry, sell-out to teabaggers and
secessionists to keep his job for life, took a group
of right wing bloggers to...wait for it...shoot guns
at a range in Austin yesterday. The event was part
of some "online conference" which was apparently a
gathering of conservative bloggers, Perry, his hair,
and his handgun.
The ill-conceived field trip occurred
24 hours after a gunman fired shots from a
handgun on the south steps of the Texas Capitol,
stopped by state troopers. The shooter, Fausto
Cardenas, had just visited Dan Patrick's office and
had been asked to leave. There are no metal
detectors in the Capitol and Perry opposes them even
after this incident. Patrick has
admitted to regularly carrying a concealed handgun
in the Capitol himself. Jesus.
Jefe then posts a picture of blogger standing in front
of her Christmas tree aiming a gun into the camera.
Sweet Baby Jesus would be so proud. Gold,
frankincense, myrrh, and your cold dead body.
January 24 -
Dear Lord, until you make being mean and stoopid be
this kind of stuff will continue to happen in South
Carolina. I'm not telling you what to do, Lord.
I'm just saying .....
- Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has compared giving
people government assistance to "feeding stray
Bauer, who is running for the Republican
nomination for governor, made his remarks during
a town hall meeting in Fountain Inn that
included state lawmakers and about 115
was not a highly educated woman, but she told me
as a small child to quit feeding stray animals.
You know why? Because they breed. You're
facilitating the problem if you give an animal
or a person ample food supply. They will
reproduce, especially ones that don't think too
much further than that. And so what you've got
to do is you've got to curtail that type of
behavior. They don't know any better," Bauer
In South Carolina,
58 percent of students participate in the free
and reduced-price lunch program.
Okay, for today, Texas cedes the rights to "Ignorant
Vicious Politicians" to South Carolina.
Gov. Rick Perry, the ball is in your court.
I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on the
internets, and even I can count 266
defamation law suits. And, the police are
wondering who didn't report the (alleged)
Dear God, make it stop.
Susan. A bit of blasphemy on this
grand football day. With respect to Old
Abe’s memory, when the Union was
reformed in 1865, South Carolina should
have been sent on their merry way.
Misfits, and the voting public who
support them, should be excluded from
The ball is indeed now in Perry’s
court. And he lobbed a quick one
with his “more guns will make us
safer” response to the shooting at
the state capitol. Give them credit
- Rick Perry and South Caroline Lt.
Gov. Bauer clearly – and I mean
CLEARLY – understanding the average
Remember Joe the Plumber
Wurzelbacher from John McCain's
campaign? He came to Dallas/Ft.Worth
for the teabag rallies where he
was paid to speak, however they
asked if he would make one quick
stop in Bedford, between Dallas
and Ft. Worth. 150 supporters
showed up to cheer their local
Repub wannabe's, who were
supposed to just say hello, but
15 of them rambled on while Joe
crouched in the corner. When he
got irritated he finally spoke.
Here are some excerpts from the
Star-Telegram of what he said:
Elected officials are failing
the country but neither party
has the answer".
About Scott Brown of Mass.:
If you really studied him and
know anything about him he's not
a true conservative, but he is
in the Rep.party and he's there
with Michael Steele and Newt
Gringrich, yada, yada, yada, so
We need true Americans. It
doesn't matter if they're
Republicans or Democrats. Now
Liberals, yeah, we need to get
rid of them."
This ole boy lost the shine in
his line. Maybe Sarah needs to
give him a big red whop
upside the head and some new
talking points. Just maybe, he
found a place crazier than he
Concerning Andre Bauer's "modest
A real South Carolina patriot,
James L. Petigru (1789-1863)
said that "South Carolina is too
small for a republic, and too
large for an insane asylum."
January 22 -
I am completely convinced that the people will rise up
and revolt against the Republican view that a person's
worth is directly related to the person's net worth.
And Signe Wilkinson is in agreement.
Lucy Parsons said "Never be deceived
that the rich will allow you to vote away
Given the increasing power of
corporations, I fear that this decision
means that we should never be deceived that
corporations will allow anyone to vote away
their wealth and power.
Don A in Pennsyltucky.
Well I guess the SCOTUS ruling on
Thursday will clear up one controversy.
The pledge for little school chidren.Now
every morning they can say:
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of
the United States of WalMart and to the
Corporation for which it stands.
One nation under Goldman
With Liberty and Justice for a select
Brought to you by the ones that
cannot support Health Care Reform
because it is unfair to small business,
but rejoice at the Ruling that will
destroy Small Business.
January 22 -
Being funny on purpose is a little harder,
Texas Republican Governor and UnMensa member, Rick
Perry wants you to know somehting.
campaign finance reports can tell you more than
who is giving and what the candidate is
spending. Sometimes a mis-type can give insight
into a campaign's real thoughts. Or maybe not.
For Gov. Rick
Perry, two little misprints within a page of
each other seemed pretty telling. On a section
outlining his political travels, he listed a
trip to New York, where he was joined by Texas
business leaders for the, as explanation read,
"NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremoney."
And on a separate
entry, the governor attended an NRA breakfast in
our nation's capital, which he has vilified as
the seat of waste and sloth throughout the
campaign. As his finance report states, the
breakfast was held in "Washington VD"
January 22 -
Local Republicans have been in power for so long that
they walk buck butt nakkid down the street and dare
anyone to say a danged word about it.
I take that dare.
We've got a guy running the Sheriff's Department as the
Chief Deputy. His name is Craig Brady. He
runs the department because the sheriff is so old that
we have to carbon date him every year to figure out how
many candles to put on his birthday cake.
Brady announced four years in advance that he's gonna
run for sheriff when the current sheriff retires or goes
to that great gun rack in the sky. I'm not saying
that Brady runs up behind the current sheriff and loudly
hollers BOO every chance he gets, but we do often see
him looking at the sheriff, rolling his eyes, tapping
his foot, and looking at his watch.
Brady has already started raising money for his
campaign. He held a golf tournament and, from the
looks of the pictures I recently saw, it appears like
the whole trailer park showed up.
Well, next thing you know, Brady arranges a PR bond for
one of his major ($75,000) contributors through a buddy
judge of his and everybody is wondering how the dickens
stuff like that happens
right out in the open. I mean, we know how it
happens, but you'd think the good-ole-boys would at
least try to keep it under raps.
Brady left his old wife after she slaved raising his
kids and ran off with a little cutie-pie subordinate at
the sheriff's office when she got pregnant. In
short (no pun intended), he's John Edwards with less
class, hair, money, and likeability.
And then this shows up on Commissioner's Court's agenda
for next week.
Office: Ratify travel by Craig Brady and
Vanessa Brady to Las Vegas, Nevada, January 19-21,
2010, for extradition of prisoner back to Fort Bend
County. (Fund: Sheriff, Enforcement, Travel)
Brady and his baby bride went to Las Vegas to pick up a
prisoner and it appears it took them 3 days to go to the
county jail, get the prisoner and put his butt on an
airplane, which is about a 3 hour process on a bad day.
This is an early morning flight out and late night
It doesn't bother me if they want to be Angelina and
Brad, scooting around together. It doesn't even
bother me that they want a second Honeymoon.
Everybody should have a second Honeymoon. What
bothers me is that they want me to pay for it.
It does not take a Chief Deputy to pick up a prisoner.
That's a function of the warrants division. And,
it does not take 3 days.
Commissioners will approve it and even think it's cute
because that's what good-ole-boys do. Right in the
middle of the street.
Okay, Commissioners, the ball is in your court.
Now it's your feet that'll be held to the fire.
Make them pay for their own hotel room for at least one
of the two nights.
January 22 -
Okay, so it's been a rotten week for Democrats in
Massachusetts and Americans in America. I qualify
Democrats gave away Ted Kennedy's senate seat and The
Supremes gave away democracy. I came within half
an inch of turning out the lights and locking the door
Just then, an amazing thing happened. One of our
local young, energetic, and highly qualified Democratic
candidates asked me to help her put out yardsigns last
night. Being with her reminded me that Democrats
will always work harder to be a vital part of their
community. She also reminded me that grassroots
work makes you feel better.
I hate to be corny here, but if you're depressed over
the past week, find yourself a local Democratic
candidate - for Justice of the Peace, Commissioner's
Court, District Court or District Clerk, put on your
walkin' shoes and never give up hope.
And if that doesn't work, have a Margarita with them.
- Me? Bitter? Naaahhhhh. Okay, so
maybe a little.
January 21 - I
feel like a hen at a coyote convention.
The activist judges on the Supreme Court just ruined
democracy. They have sacrificed America to please
their corporate buddies.
I am not exaggerating. Dick Cheney must be
drooling because now he and his buds can buy whatever
political office they want.
Lord, I'd have to feel better about this to qualify for
You couldn't be sicker than me
over the ruling handed down
today by the activists on the
Court. A lesser woman would have
checked herself in Mayo Clinic
by now. Didn't Roberts say
during his confirmation hearing
that he wouldn't be activist
judge, or make laws, but would
rely on precedents, or did my
hearing or memory fail me? All
this on top of Texas Monthly
received today has Gov Hirsute
on the cover and a long story by
Paul Burka about how Hirsute
could be our next president!
I'm a strong Texas woman, but I
just couldn't read passed the
first paragraph. Why is God
punishing the good people of
Texas this way, or does He just
have a sense of humor I don't
Activist judges? Surely
not! I thought - according
to the teabag mentality -
that only liberal judges
were "activist". So surely,
these damn fools who voted
in favor of destroying
America could not be
"activist judges". The
teabagging morons and
talking heads said so!
I feel sick. George W.
Bush and his ilk have ruined
this country. I just sent a
letter to Justice Kennedy
which stated why he was
wrong and at the end, I said
I had one honest question
for him: "Are you f*******
They've all been bought
and paid for by big
business. And we are so
January 21 -
Yes, I am a happier woman today because the Texas
Republicans are splattering like egg on a hot sidewalk.
Thanks to my friend Kenneth, I awoke to news that
got loco camped out in their eyeballs.
A whole mess of them held a rally at the State Capitol
where they skinned, field dressed, barbequed, and ate
their own. It was fine dining.
With rhetoric that
was at times reminiscent of Ross Perot's third-party
presidential campaign nearly two decades ago, and
sometimes echoed the invective hurled during the
states' rights movement before the Civil War,
speaker after speaker served up their harshest
criticism of Obama and Congress.
But Perry and his GOP
re-election challenger, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison, and state lawmakers did not escape the
anger. Other signs read: "Vote 'Em Out," "Perry: The
Next Unemployed Texan," Hey, Governor. It's Time To
Go!" and "Throw Out Kay Bail Out."
It is more than a tad amusing that Texas Governor Rick
Perry helped start the movement that's now out of his
control and dead set on canceling his free parking pass.
They booed a few Republican State Rep's and made some
wacko remarks about the President. I suspect that
their earlier code of respecting the President only
applies to Presidents named Bush.
"The time has come for
people to rise up and defeat their anti-American,
Marxist agenda," he said of the Obama administration
and the Democratic Congress, as the crowd cheered.
They did come to one startling realization that most the
rest of us have known for a while ---
"The Republican Party
tried to use us, but we're onto them now," said
Norman Shugar, 77, who drove in from outside
Hey, Rick and Sarah Palin - check behind you because
those you thought you were leading are now carrying tar
and feathers. You aren't leading anymore - you're
- Well, crap. Just crap.
I thought I'd feel better about the Mess in Mass this
morning after sleeping on it, but I still woke up with a
mouth full of disgust.
Looking back over the years I can't remember
ALL of t he elections which the Dem's should
have won but for some reason they have the
ability to shoot themselves in the foot by
choosing "unattractive" candidates. Also,
the winning candidate didn't play on his
party affiliation in fact never mentioned
it. Of course, to hear them now, it's all
Obamas fault....tch, tch, tch...ALSO to
accuse a BOSOX star of being a Yankee fan is
no way to win elections, shades of BUCKY
"F----- '' DENT!
Brighten up! The biggest loser is Sen.
Joe Lieberman. He is no longer the
"democrats" 60th vote. His bargaining
position has just been reduced to zilch,
and to me that's an accomplishment!
Besides, let 'em filibuster 'til the
cows come home. See how America likes
trying to find a silver lining to
this … just to get through the day.
So here goes. Brown attributed much
of his win to “angry people
voting”. I have a feeling there are
MILLIONS of angry Dems right now.
If we’re smart we’ll keep that anger
going all the way through November!
Pass it on …
I am with you on this. I cannot
believe the voters in Mass. voted
for the pretty one. Howard Dean was
on Hardball saying that Democracy
for America polled the 18% Democrats
that voted for that man and their
reasons for doing so were because
the health care reform bill wasn't
strong enough. HUH? Are the people
in that foreign state drinking the
stupid? He seems to think that now
we can get a stronger bill out of
Congress. I'm skeptical because I
don't think enough Democrats in
Congress, especially in the Senate,
have the cajones to do this. But I
will wait and see.
On a lighter note, last night
someone in Minneapolis donated $1.00
one dollar) in the name of
F* You to the National Republican
Senatorial Committee. The LOL part
is that the thank you to this person
stayed on the sidebar on their
website for at least 23 minutes.
You can see the full screenshot here:
but don't let your momma click on
since they spelled it out.
Mary in San Antonio
January 19 -
There has to be a special place in hell for people who
would do this. If you don't get lathered-up
about this, there's something wrong with you.
Johnson & Johnson paid
kickbacks to the nation’s largest nursing home
pharmacy to increase the number of elderly patients
taking the antipsychotic Risperdal and several other
medications, according to a complaint filed Friday
by the office of the United States attorney in
The complaint charges
that Johnson & Johnson, based in New Brunswick,
N.J., and two of its subsidiaries,
Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson &
Johnson Health Care Systems, paid tens of millions
of dollars to induce Omnicare to buy and recommend
Risperdal for elderly patients as well as the drug
maker’s prescription pain relievers Duragesic and
Ultram, and the antibiotic Levaquin.
So now we know why Republicans were so disturbed at the
prospect of killing Grandma. Hell, they're making
millions off Grandma by simply calling her psychotic.
Drug her up, keep her alive, make money for the fat
cats. Babe, this makes Solyent Green look tame.
Honey, I'm fixing to be one of those "elderly people"
and they'd put me on anti-psychotics faster than double
Somebody needs to go to damn jail. I mean it.
Fines aren't enough. Somebody needs to go to jail.
I know that ain't gonna happen but it should. And
when I'm queen of the world it will, dammit.
Johnson & Johnson as well, but a
completely different story than yours.
I’m sure somebody got some hefty bonuses
for maximizing shareholder value. I’d
make a joke about the company name and
what they’re doing to us, but that would
be too easy and I wouldn’t want to upset
January 19 -
In the "I Don't Trust Air I Can't See" Department,
we have this report ---
Children in Texas are
more likely to miss school when certain types of air
pollution increase — even when the levels are below
the limit set by the federal government, a new study
The research also
shows that absences decrease significantly when
The study is unusual
because it tracks the impact on a large group: 39 of
the biggest school districts in Texas, including
Dallas and Fort Worth. In El Paso, which has some of
the state’s worst air pollution, the reduction in
carbon monoxide levels resulted in a 0.8 percent
decrease in the rate of absences.
Now, I can't wait for the pollution deniers to
bounce out with a new ad that says kids don't need air
anyway. It's haze they need.
The idiot train is always full.
January 19 -
Oh y'all, I must be living right because the Texas
Gubernatorial race just blew a big ole hole in the
limits of puredee
entertainment value for your dollar.
The appearance in
last week's statewide televised debate evidently
helped Republican activist Debra Medina the most and
won her a spot in the upcoming Jan. 29 debate hosted
An new Rasmussen
Reports survey shows Medina with 12 percent support
among 831 likely GOP primary voters surveyed Sunday.
Medina had only 4 percent support in a survey by the
company in November.
What this means is that Medina gets included in the
teevee debates sponsored by WFAA in Dallas. But
ultimately what this means is that there will be a
run-off in the Texas Governor's Republican primary,
leaving money, hair, spite and teeth spread all over the
I'm so happy. I am. I ain't gonna lie to
Avatar with Smell-O-Vision. That's the
Texas Governor's Race.
January 18 -
This is local stuff but you probably have the same
thing going on in your county.
The Fort Bend Democratic Party has been plagued with
incompetence, not the least of which was charging me, a
Damn Democrat, $2 a page for public records in complete
violation of state law.
I do believe that the woman who is the current party
chair was baptized with vinegar, plus she believes that
doing diddle squat is her mandate. She's old,
she's tired, and she's cranky. It seems to be far
more important to her to have the Republicans pat her on
the head than getting any darn thing done for Democrats.
She keeps getting elected by a clique of middle aged
cantankerous wimmen who are hacked off at everybody and
liked to watch her beat up on anybody with a new fangled
idea. Like this internet thing. Or block
walkin'. Or telling people where their voting
She has a particular dislike of anything male. I
kinda sometimes side with her on that one, but having
given birth to three males I think we should let them at
least have an opinion without kicking them first.
We can kick them after their opinion, when they've
The good news is that a dandy young man has come forward
to try to put this county party into the 21st century.
His name is Steve Brown and
Hal will tell you more about him.
Steve is being supported by all living past Democratic
party chairs, our two national Obama delegates, a State
Democratic Executive Committee member from all three
senatorial districts in the county, both the Obama and
the Clinton team leaders to the State Democratic
Convention, every political blogger in Fort Bend County,
and ..... me.
Let's just hope that outnumbers all the cranky old
wimmen who need to step aside and let somebody in a good
mood lead the way.
You go, Steve. We need you hacking through the
forest of Republicans here. Clear a wide path
because we're coming!
January 18 -
I hope you Martin Luther King Day is filled with the
joy of helping others. Today, do something to help
someone else. And, if you do it anonymously, you
get extra points.
January 17 -
right this very minute! (Work safe) It's
a Pat Robertson voodoo doll with proceeds going to the
Thank you, Carol, for the heads-up!
January 17 -
I take great comfort in knowing that there's people
out there working day and night to make
my life easier.
Take, for example, the
Now a US firm has
come up with an ingenious solution to this very real
problem – a new item of punctuation.
as it has been named, is designed to be used in the
same way as an exclamation or question mark.
Anyone concerned that
the irony of their email or text message might not
be appreciated by its recipient can use the symbol
to close their sentence, thereby avoiding awkward
The symbol – a dot
inside a single spiral line – can be installed onto
any PC running Windows 7, XP or Vista, as well as
Macs and Blackberry mobile devices.
Uh, but the beauty of sarcasm is that if people don't
get it, they don't get it. SarcMark is attempting
to destroy that. That is evil.
January 15 -
As our friend Alfredo calls it, Governor Rick Perry
announces his membership in the Taliban in
to Secretary to Education Arne Duncan (PDF)
Rick carefully prints his name at the end and doesn't
misspell it this time.
Hell, Hon, we don't need to be educating no girls
I have a friend who seriously contends that Texas
shouldn't accept the $700 million in education funds.
She says our State Board of Education would just spend
it on crucifixes and abacuses anyway.
She's probably right.
Hey, abacuses (abaci?) are still useful!
I keep one next to my emergency slide
rule in case of a computer outage. As
well as to play with the minds of my IT
students, of course.
January 15 -
You need to
one if you're in Texas.
We now have a truth-o-meter in Texas politics.
Hell, the damn page will probably incinerate within a
I cannot wait to read your take on
the wasted hour tonight in the 3
Stooges debate. There
were a few good moments -
when KBH was asked if she was in
favor of overturning Roe v. Wade and
danced all around a yes or no
answer, and then when all three were
asked the brilliant question about
the Texas Futile Care Statute. Funny
how Gov. Goodhair was Lt. Gov. at
the time the statute was signed and
knew nothing about it. KBH just
seemed rather clueless about it
while Medina was the only one with
any knowledge of how the statute has
But Medina's proposal to cut out
property taxes entirely and fund the
state government with an enlarged
sales tax was obviously pure
fantasy. And I noticed she never
high such a sales tax would
have to be. Does she not realize
that Texas does not have a state
income tax? Otherwise it just seemed
to be mostly sniping by all three
over what had or had not been
promised and/or done or not done by
KBH and Gov. Goodhair.
All I could think was "I so hope we
can get Bill White elected." And it
would be most delicious if Ronnie
Earle grabs the Lt. Governor spot.
Texas simply cannot take four more
years of Republicants. Oh, and
Republicants? I want that hour of my
From rainy (but warmer) San Antonio,
you for telling me about the debate because
I am from a foreign state. Rick Perry
is a gay George Bush, no? Was he
trying to do a parody of Bush and came
hysterically short? He spent the first
half of the debate bragging that a thousand
people a day are coming to Texas because
it's a perfect state, and the second half of
the the debate blaming the thousand people a
day for all of Texas's problems.
What is the
deal with Hutchison smiling largely after
she sticks a knife in someone? She did
a poor job of trying to explain why
returning to states rights with abortion
would lead to a big damn mess. I know
fifth graders who can explain that.
seems to be the only one with intelligence.
She was just insane.
wants to be President? God help us.
of many of my friends, colleagues, and even
several people I don't know, I would like to
apologize to the Milky Way galaxy for last
night's Texas Gubernatorial Debate.
Please do not throw us out of the union for
those three idiots. They represent only a
small fraction of the people in Texas.
Well, it seems one local media got ahold of the
Democratic JP story. I apologize for doubting it.
Although she admits it was like nailing Jello to the
wall, Bev Carter did find out that Demcoratic Party
Chair Elaine Bishop is keeping incumbent Democratic
Justice of the Peace Joel Clouser on the ballot ---- for
And to her credit, Carter caught Elaine Bishop fiddlin'
with the truth. Although that's not very hard to
do. Keepin' secrets is Bishop's favorite game.
January 14 -
Tonight is the BIG night in Texas, Honey.
We're having us a
Republican Governor debate.
So now you know why Bubba got a big screen teevee - he
needed one to hold all the stoopid during this debate.
Bubba is flying his Democratic sign in the yard today
and has a tailgate party scheduled to start about
an hour before Twit-Off.
You folks in foreign states are missing a real treat
but I'm darn near certain that one of these guys is
gonna say something so positively hateful that it'll
make national news. We Texans are good for our
UPDATE: I have just been informed that it'll be on
C-SPAN 2 at 8:00 p.m. tonight. You lucky dogs!
PAT ROBERTSON: And, you
know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in
Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it.
They were under the heel of the French. You know,
Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and
swore a pact to the devil. They said, "We will serve
you if you will get us free from the French." True
story. And so, the devil said, "OK, it's a deal."
There's gonna be a butt kicking. I just know it.
So God wants those people to suffer for something their
great grandparents may or may not have done?
Kick his butt, God.
just saw the clip and heard what
Pat Robertson said. He's a
confused, senile old man, who
should not be let out of the
house, much less on the teevee.
Sounds like he was talking about
the devil, sure as he// not
about the loving, compassionate
God I'm familiar with. I just
can't get my mind around the
fact that people are sending
this old coot money.
amazes me at the treachery of
these slaves who were able in
1791 to make a deal with the
devil to free them from Napoleon
III more than 50 years before he
became president of France in
1848 and almost two decades
before Napoleon III was born in
1808. This man has stupid you
can see from space.
Kevin M. Murphy
I just sent that doddering
old fool an email, saying he
had confirmed once again the
correctness of my decision
to leave the Christian
faith. As long as religion
is led by people like
Robertson, knowledge and
reasoning are at risk.
You are far kinder than I
when it comes to that
doddering old fool.
I always get ticked off when
any religious leader opens
I firmly believe in
separation of church and
state. Any state that tells
me how I must worship is
going to hear from me and
any church that tells me how
to vote or support an issue
given one chance (I tell the
preacher MY vote is MY vote)
and second time is the last
time I go to that church.
I have no problem if after a
sermon IF a preacher is
asked (in a
one-on-one situation) he/she
can tell me
their OPINION but I’m
isn’t speaking to any one
person or country and those
that say differently need to
find a room with padded
That said you are suggesting
Pat is going to heaven
– in my thinking he just
burned his last bridge over
– the devil is rubbing his
hands and clearing out a hot
spot for Pat and a special
so the devil
doesn’t have to work quite
so hard at corrupting the
human soul because Pat’s
doing his work for him.
Susan. The Sack cartoon sums
it up very well. How would
you rank Pat Robertson, Oral
Roberts and Jerry Fallwell?
I should have added Jim
Jones but that would have
made the other three look
I'll be damned if I can tell
'em apart...I think they're
the same person.
What I ant to know is- where
did Pat get his information
about all this ---sounds to
me like maybe he was in the
Devils company when it all
went down-otherwise how does
he have all this
He is a crazy old man
fooling a lot of
people. God must be sighing
and shaking His head in
January 13 -
Thanks to Fenway Fran for helping us learn to speak
January 13 -
It kinda makes me sick that nobody is doing any local
reporting any more. There's all kinds of very cool
political stuff going on right now but you will not read
about it in the newspapers or online. It's all
word-of-mouth, which means it's gossip.
I might have to do something about that.
For example, there's a pretty darned exciting
tug-of-war going on in the Democratic primary with the
county chair threatening to kick incumbent JP Joel
Clouser, whose courtroom and copy machine she feels very
entitled to use, off the ballot in favor of her friend
Tony Sherman. The last time I saw Joel in all of
his 5' 4" glory, he was threatening to beat up Bubba,
Harry Johnson, and Moon Rollins, all of whom are over 6
foot tall and all of whom played college ball. I
still laugh when I see Joel, which don't help our
relationship much at all.
And then some danged fool at the courthouse, and I have
a sneekin' suspicion who it was, told African American
Republican Larry Thomas that Judge Susan Lowery was
retiring, not true, but he signed-up to run for her seat
without bothering to ask her. She'll beat him so
bad that he'll have to unzip his pants to blow his nose.
Republicans are trying to get Larry to drop out, I
suspect because forcing Republicans to chose between a
black and a woman would damage their brain and their
talk radio dial. Lowery is the only female judge
in the entire county.
And then there's the GOP District Attorney race.
I'm pondering on purchasing some of those big ole foam
finger things you can buy at the ballpark so they can
use them to point at each other. I miss the debate
in Katy last night but there'll be another one and I'm
coming with a camera. Shame on Democrats for not
having a candidate in this race.
I pondering what method I'll use to do local politics.
I can promise you one big thing: my full name will be on
it and I will take full responsibility for its content.
January 12 -
You'd think a Republican guy running for District
Attorney would want to stay straight with the statutes.
Well, you'd think wrong.
This is a quick shot taken from the windshield of my car
because it was too darn cold on Highway 762 to get out
and prance around in the weeds.
However, it's clearly a Richard Raymond for Republican
DA sign about the size of Del Rio. It's clearly in
the right of way. And that's clearly in violation
of Texas law.
I have been given to understand that Mr. Raymond,
Attorney at Law to the Stars, is a close personal friend
of Sheriff Milton Wright, who is squiring him around
Maybe that gives you special privileges, I dunno.
Mr. Raymond, if you're reading this, I want to tell you
the same thing I told that fool Rev. John Wieider who's
running for Congressional District 22 and slaps his
weird-o signs on every pole in town. Hell, there's
women who can't even dance because all the dang poles
are hazardously covered in Wieder signs.
Anyway, you're gonna get the same lecture he did:
If you don't follow the laws before you get elected, you
sure as hell ain't gonna follow them after you get
elected. Behave yourself.
January 12 -
Okay, so I called the Texas Attorney General's
office today to ask if some durn fool could charge me
$2.00 a page to copy papers under the
Texas Open Records Act.
The short answer is no.
The long answer is hell no.
Governmental bodies can charge you a "reasonable" fee
to make copies for you. The Attorney General has
opined that 10 cents a page is a reasonable charge.
For some odd reason, county clerks in Texas are allowed
to charge a dollar a page, but no one, not even
conniving lazy rumped county chairs can charge $2 a
page. Crap like that is how government bodies try
to keep things secret.
The Attorney General gave me all the information I
needed to file an official complaint.
You can bet your pink boots that I'm gonna do it.
I look at it this way: $140 is half way to buying one of
those pocket projectors and I neeeed one of those.
It's a dandy idea not to mess with idealistic young
lawyers in the Texas Attorney General's office, the
Texas Open Records Act, or me. Elaine Bishop hit
the trifecta today.
Susan, I think you're being a little rough
on Elaine. This is probably the
largest contribution she's gotten for the
party in 8 years. Nobody will give her
money because the Party hasn't had a
treasurer's report in four years. We
have no idea how much money she has or where
you know that the copies should be 10 cents
a page, you should request at least 2,000
copies. That should keep them off the
streets for awhile.
Democrats have a county chair in Fort Bend
County? Could have fooled me. I
tried calling her 3 times and never once got
my call returned.
January 11 -
Oh. No. Say it ain't so.
Say the the American people will not vote for another
Texas Governor for President.
Say it, dammit.
Texas Monthly is
scaring the peedoddle outta me and the rest of
Y'all, listen the hell to me: Rick Perry makes
George Bush look like a Mensa member. Rick Perry
makes George Bush look like a moderate. Rick Perry
makes George Bush look like a straight man.
Just think a Perry-Palin ticket would be
P.P. and present us with so many
Don't wait. Vote PeePee before you get
PeePee -- That's the ticket.
Can you vote PeePee? I knew you could.
And that's without giving any thought to the
matter which is how they would want the
voters to behave.
Don A -- in Pennsyltucky which gave you Rick
Santorum who is at least as scary as PeePee.
can encourage other states to lust after
Presidential Libraries and refuse to let
Texas have a fourth one.
man running for Governor? Seriously,
does it help or hurt his gubernatorial
chances if he’s seen as using the office
as a stepping stone to the presidency? I
don’t pick up TM that often any more,
but maybe they did us a favor with this
speaking, I’d like to think better of
our country than to believe that it
won’t be a long, long time before ANY
Texan is considered for the presidency
again. Little Boots left quite a legacy.
January 11 -
Local alert: I am hearing the same rumors you
are that incumbent Democratic Precinct 2 Justice of
Joel Clouser filed by petition and that his petition is
short the number of required signatures. If so, he
can be removed from the ballot and his primary opponent,
Democrat Tony Sherman, will be the unopposed Democratic
candidate. Sherman has filed a contest.
That's a picture of Sherman over there to the right.
In my mind, Clouser is just a shiver looking for a
spine to run up and has done diddle squat to help other
By the way, the Democratic party chair charged us $2 a
page for copies of the 70 Democratic candidates in the
county (which includes precinct chairs). You'd
think she'd want that information out there, wouldn't ya?
She cannot charge one person without charging all those
who request copies, so if you know of anyone who got
them for free, please let us know. Hey, $140 is
$140 and I'd much rather give it to a candidate than the
black hole the party chair sits on.
January 11 -
Okay, I'm gonna tell you a story.
When I was a little woman, I would say things like,
"Grandma, I need those red shoes."
Grandma, who was a very no-nonsense Texas woman, would
reply that all I needed was food, clothing and shelter
and the shoes I had on fit nicely under the category of
"You do not need those red shoes," she would lecture.
"You may want them, but you do not need them."
She obviously missed the point here.
A woman needs red shoes. It's way beyond the
basic needs of life. She neeeeds red shoes.
There is a distinct difference in the hierarchy of
needs and wants. While I agree that I may want,
but not need, a diamond necklace, I most certainly do
neeeed a shiny necklace. Good Lord, you can't live
properly without a shiny necklace.
I do not need red shoes; I neeeed them.
I think it even goes beyond red shoes. For
example, I neeeed to snorkel in Cabo every now and then.
My soul neeeeds it.
First time I saw big ole Bubba wearing a pair of boots
and cowboy hat, I said to myself, "Honey, you neeeed
yourself one of those." I did not need a husband,
but I neeeded that one.
There are things I want that I neither need or neeeed.
But there's a space above want, but under need, where
the really great things in life hide out.
It takes years of practice and understanding to know
what goes in the neeeed category. I haven't
perfected it yet, but I know for sure that I neeeed my
iPhone but I sure want
this. Can you even imagine how many people I
could pester with that thing?
A pocket projector. Dang, that is cool.
I could make some lives perfectly miserable with that
thing. Would it not be oh so cool to show up at
commissioner's court and slide-show their campaign
contributions on the wall behind them while they voted
on contracts? How about showing up at political
debates and projecting the candidate saying the opposite
thing the day before while he's speaking? Or,
pictures of the candidate at the local bar the night
I want one. I really, really want one.
January 10 -
I am working on a theory of why Texas women
are so much tougher than Texas men, with Willie Nelson
being the exception.
We lost a wonderful Texas woman this week,
Jean Andrews, who was known as The Pepper Lady but
was so much more. And my friend Richard wrote
another amazing Texas woman I have just come to
know, Patricia Hayes.
And my beloved friend Kary sent me the book about Molly
Ivins for a New Year's present.
You think of Texas men and you think of George Bush and
Tom DeLay. You think of Texas woman and you think
of Ann Richards and Barbara Jordan.
I don't know why that is, but I suspect it has something
to do with big hair. Maybe all those cans of Aqua
Net gave Texas women a chemical advantage in the brains
department. Plus, the bigger the hair, the closer
to God, they say.
My other theory is that
Sequin used up all the good testosterone in Texas.
I'm sure that I've started a fight here, but that is
what I do best.
The reason Texas women are so much
tougher than Texas men is because we
have to be to put up with them. See,
nice and simple (so the men can
understand the answer).
Thank you for the link to the
article on Patricia Hayes. I found
it quite intriguing to read that she
actually became a matadora,
especially at a time when relatively
few American women even worked
outside the home.
Still trying to stay warm in San
January 10 - One
three steps back.
The conservative Supreme Court continues to legislate
from the bench, making strides in turning back campaign
Many legal experts say
they expect the court to use its imminent ruling, in
the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election
Commission, to eliminate the remaining restrictions
on advertisements for or against candidates paid for
by corporations, unions and advocacy organizations.
And then this made me cough up a hairball, too:
Isn't it a tad ironic that the same conservatives who
threw fits over activist judges now want the Supremes to
overturn the health care bill?
Republicans do not have any core values whatsodamnever.
They want what they want -which is mainly stingy, greedy
and hateful - and will change their values at whim to
We should have seen this coming. Hell, what can
you expect from people who use Sweet Jesus as their own
As my brother always says, if
Republicans didn't have hypocrisy,
they'd have no values at all.
It never fails to amaze me, though,
that they evidently think we're all so
damn stupid that we don't see this. Do
they think we're all as stupid as Sarah
January 10 -
This has absolutely nothing to do with politics, but
if you combine two of my favorite writers - the Coen
Brothers and William Shakespeare, you get
mess of fun.
A great way to spend a cold, cold Sunday afternoon.
January 9 -
Our friend Sam from Pearland found it amusing that
Alabama would display their Championship trophy
in the WalMart.
The University of
Alabama is going to display its new national
championship football trophy at a place where most
anyone can see it: Walmart.
The school says the
Coaches' Trophy will be on display at a Walmart
Supercenter in Tuscaloosa on Saturday and another
Walmart store in Gardendale on Sunday.
I know it's part of sponsorship deal. But,
friends, I have been to Tuscaloosa and they really need
to display it at the original
Dreamland Barbeque which you know has to be good
because it's right next door to this other place of
There is no menu at Dreamland. Dreamland serves
ribs, sweet tea and banana pudding. That's all. No
sides. No beef. No chicken. No bread.
You eat what they got or you go somewhere else.
Yeah, that's Bubba in the background.
And the entire joint is a tribute to Bama football.
Bubba was wearing his Obama cap and someone commented
that would be a nice cap if he took the "O" off of it.
I am not generally gracious in defeat, but I truly do
want to go back to Dreamland and I do not want to say
anything that might cause someone to burn my ribs.
My sister is
a faithful reader of your blog and is always
forwarding me pertinent information.
Just a note, Dreamland does serve bread.
Only its a couple of pieces of "light" bread
or white sandwich (for those not from the
South). The drinks only come in a can or
bottle. But the last time I was at the
Original on "Jug Factory Road" in T-town
they didn't serve banana pudding. It has
been years since I dined there.
When I lived and worked in T-town one of the
daughters of the founder worked for me.
Several managers where I worked would make a
weekly pilgrimage to the road house on the
hill. Once we took a visiting manager from
Birmingham to eat. He ordered sweet tea and
potato salad. The waitress promptly pointed
out the menu, "No tea! No sides! If the
drink don't come in a bottle or can we ain't
Unfortunately, Dreamland has become
franchised. Locations in Birmingham, Mobile,
Huntsville and 2 in metro Atlanta. They do
serve sides and sweet tea, but it still
comes with two slices of "light" bread. I've
eaten a almost all of these Dreamland-lite
locations and none are comparable to the
original. As Mr. John used to say, "Ain't
nothing like'em nowhere!"
And about football, Being an Auburn fan and
graduate, Tuscaloosa was a "great" fit. We
beat the Tide all three years I was there.
UAT fits the trophy at Walmart before Bear's
museum, that way all of the fans can
actually see it. When it gets to the museum
it will be copied and the original buried
Rudy Giuliani has
joined fellow Republicans
Dana Perino and
Mary Matalin in seeming to forget that the
September 11th attacks happened under President
On "Good Morning
America" Friday, the former New York mayor declared,
"We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had
one under Obama."
I saw some dingbat on teevee last night who said that
9-11 was Clinton's fault but the Christmas Day bomber
was Obama's fault. The shoe bomber was,
apparently, Franklin Roosevelt's fault.
I'm tellin' ya, these people are constitutionally
incapable of accepting responsibility.
January 7 -
Oh, y'all, look at this. The GOP is at war with
Michael Steele, it's chairman.
And what are they fighting over? Money, of
The Times first reported
displeasure by RNC members, including several former
party chairmen, over Mr. Steele's acceptance of pay
for speeches while holding down his full-time job as
national chairman, for which he receives $223,500 a
year plus unlimited expenses. To the further
consternation of party elders and many rank-and-file
members, he has embarked on a promotional tour for
his new book, "Right Now: A 12-Step Program for
Defeating the Obama Agenda."
While Steele sees this as a get rick quick opportunity,
the GOP donors think they pay him enough.
Critics say Mr. Steele's
new book, which retails for $18, is an example of
using his office and title for personal gain. On the
front of the dust jacket is his RNC title and a
large color picture of the author.
Well, damn, no other politician has ever used their
position to make money, huh?
However, please don't let me get in their way.
GOPpers: resume your spat!
the GOP? Republican capitalism at it's
January 7 - So
there's this football game tonight, but plans to watch
it at a friend's house have been cancelled because of
weather. That means I've got the makings of cheese
dip for 20 people.
But the good news is that
there's an Academy store real close to me.
When Lil' Bubba went to UT, a close family friend who
bleeds burnt orange, presented him with a set of real
longhorns to put on his wall in the dorm. Lil'
Bubba was very prideful at having a real set of horns.
So he and his roommate hang the horns in the living
room of the suite they were sharing with folks they
hadn't met yet.
The folks show up. Turns out they are
vegetarians. Turns out that they are deeply
offended by the longhorns. The parents of one of
the kids demand that the horns be immediately removed.
"We do not want these animal parts in our presence,"
"Where the hell do you think you are," Lil' Bubba
asked. "This is the University Texas. These are
longhorns. If you don't like longhorns, you should
have gone to UCLA or someplace where they have arugula
for a mascot."
Lil Bubba contended it was an old steer who died of
natural causes anyway.
January 7 -
You boys and girls remember PBS&J, the company whose
business / political practices make
look like Sunday School Camp?
And they are
county commissioners right here in Fort Bend County.
Want to know a rotten way to start off the new year?
Being investigated by the DOJ and the SEC for bribing
So if county judge Bob "Hawg" Hebert want to keep
taking money from them, that's fine. Then if Rick
Perry wins the Governorship again, we'll be a foreign
country and Bob will finally get investigated.
Yesterday I received a wonderful business
opportunity. Seems for the new year the Get
Motivated Seminars, Inc wants to jump start
businesses in Texas, specifically Houston.
What a windfall for those businesses!
Their brochure is offering a special!
For a limited time only, you understand,
Houston area small businesses can purchase a
$225.00 ticket to the seminar for only
(yep, that's .05 less than $5.) or send
their whole office for $19.00! WOW! What a
deal....until you see the
list of speakers.
Now we all have to admit it would be
powerful to hear Gen. Colin Powell, Zig
Ziglar, and the ever entertaining Terry
Bradshaw. Heck, I'd pay $5 to see Gen.
Powell discuss "Take Charge Leadership."
Mr. Zigler will of course expound on how to
stay motivated (so his books keep selling)
and Mr. Terry Bradshaw, god love him, will
tell us ??? how to property fold a toupee
into your back pocket and lose endorsements.
Now those folks might be worth the $4.95 +
parking at the Toyota Center BUT !!!!!!
They are gonna have to hand out cash at the
door to get folks to come watch OR listen to
Rick Belluzzo; "Lead and Succeed" A guy who
is listed in Wikipedia: "As of
Belluzo is working as a speaker on a
traveling circuit that books/sells low-cost
speaking events in auditoriums, civic
centers, etc " His business experience is
listed in part as, "Much of his career is
clouded in controversy and many consider him
to be responsible for the demise of SGI."
Then there is Tamara Lowe, a woman according
to her book title, with Motivational DNA.
Wow, wonder if the FBI knows about this. Is
it a subcategory in their DNA screening
process? Bet it is in Texas! By the way, she
and her hubby own the seminar company, guess
she can be what ever she wants to be, huh?
The last two speakers offered up will be
your personal fav's: Rudy Giuliani on "The
Tenacity to Persevere: How to make it
through a crisis" (Moving your mistress into
Gracie Mansion?) And last but not
least.....Ms. Sarah Palin on "Achieving Your
Personal & Professional Goals" Can't even
begin to comment on that...bet you can!
that Bristol Palin has set up a public
that sort of like having Custer teach
classes in Indian fighting?
there with the cold weather. You can
have mine however: 7 degrees, snow and
about a 50mph wind!
for a warm up: one cup of hot orange tea
(Constant Comment), 2 lumps of sugar,
stir. Add one big shot of Jack
Daniels. Drink (don't sip)!
January 6 - And now
the best political race in the country gets a little bit
The Battle Royale between Texas Governor Rick Perry and
Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
been dealt a delightful blow.
The Republican race
for Texas governor is becoming more interesting.
Dallas-based KERA TV station has just invited
Wharton County activist Debra Medina to participate
in the Jan. 14 debate which initially included only
incumbent Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison, the governor’s main challenger in the
March 2 GOP primary.
For Medina, who
describes herself as the true conservative in this
year’s gubernatorial race, this could be the break
she has long been pushing for. The debate, which
will be carried by all or most PBS stations
statewide, will give her the visibility she needs to
make the GOP gubernatorial contest a three-candidate
So, this means we could even be looking at a run-off in
Oh, sweet manna from the gods of political fun, this is
more than I could have ever asked!
This race is gonna be hot as high school love.
January 6 -
here's a story as convoluted and odd as a Stephen
It seems that a GOP anti-gay activist has filed in the
Democratic primary against a Republican Harris County
Commissioner. The commissioner will likely be
removed by an FBI investigation before his terms ends,
but is running opposed in the GOP primary, proving once
again that Republicans like their politicians crooked.
Anyway, shame on Democrats for not getting a legitimate
candidate to run for this office because this fool is
Harris County Democratic
Party Gerry Birnberg accused Wilson and the
Republican Party of fraud. Not only is Wilson not a
Democrat, Birnberg said, but the candidate sent a
representative who signed in as Wilson and allowed
himself to be introduced as Wilson to a roomful of
Birnberg said he did not
realize when Wilson's representative filed his
candidacy papers that it was the same Wilson who
sent out 35,000 fliers in November opposing Annise
Parker for mayor, in part, because of her sexual
And by the way, our local Democratic Chair only showed
up for the last two hours of her one-day-only candidate
filing opportunity and then pitched a hissy fit because
an SDEC member went out and got applications for 20
precinct chairs on his own. Apparently not having
precinct chairs is a goal of her leadership.
Thankfully, she has a solid opponent.
old Dave Wilson, being the fine
christian that he is, wouldn't do
anything underhanded, deceitful
or even downright dishonest. Doesn't
that violate one (or several) of the 10
biggies for being one of America's best
just retrieved his pre-election mailer
out o' the recycle trash. I hadn't
really given any thought as to whether
it might pollute the rest of the recycle
paper and now don't know how to properly
dispose of it. I can scan it if you'd
like to see it and haven't. Of course,
it'll take me an hour to relearn how to
scan stuff, but I can.
January 5 - I live
on the Texas Gulf Coast. I own 2 pair of tennis
shoes, a pair of black dress shoes, a pair of pink
cowboy boots, and 47 pair of flip flops.
I ain't ready for this ---
Honey, that's colder than a witches' boob in a brass bra
in the Klondike, a cast iron commode in the shade of a
glacier, and a well digger's shovel in Dalhart.
Hell, it's colder than Tiger Wood's nine iron.
I am not venturing outside for a few days. My
famous friend Kary, who grew up gay in Conroe, Texas, so
nothing is tough on him now, sent me the book about
Molly so I'm set to park my rump in front of the
fireplace and read and miss Molly.
Watch the news because if you see that a full grown
woman set fire to her feet, it's probably me.
When it gets as cold as Dick Cheney's
smile it's time to start worrying.
It's all in the layers. The insulating
air gets trapped between layers & will keep
you warm. So, just throw on a sweatshirt
over a couple of shirts. I've got a pair of
leggings I wear under my jeans. Does
wonders. Of course, I also own wool
sweaters and they are wonderful.
By the way... up here in Illinois we're
snickering at you Texas wimps. And up in
Minnesota, my daughter is snickering at us
personally think its a plot by Canada.
They keep sending down cold fronts as a
response to all of the acid rain we sent
their way that killed off the wildlife
in their lakes.
it's that cold here and getting colder by
the second! Shoot, Susan, I'd sure like to
have your temps this week. Check out what
WE have coming here"
happy to trade temperatures with you. How
about giving Tiger a break, he was not alone
when he was looking for love in all the
wrong places... :-)
DeeCee from Barbara ---
So one of
your responders wants you to give Tiger
Woods a break...didn't his bride already try
In the future you can just refer to the
golfer formerly known as Tiger Woods ... as
January 5 -
I just got the following emergency email from my county
AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT
WILL RACE THROUGH SE TX LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
EARLY THUR MORNING.
Arctic cold front? I thought Sarah Palin wasn't
due here until next month.
If Bill White wins
that race, he will be the first Democrat in the
governor's mansion since Anne Richards. And he'll be
the first in 20 years to preside over a statewide
That can have huge
implications for the national Democratic party. The
2010 midterms are by far, the least important of the
decade. They occur in the same year as the census,
just a year before the redistricting process in
which districts will be completely redrawn for 2012.
Some members of Congress are running in 2010 for
seats that won't exist come 2012. How that
redistricting plays out is far more important than
the outcome in 2010. And that's where Texas comes
Poor Republicans. Imagine having the most
important race in a decade depend on Rick Perry.
Don't you know the Republicans are sweating like a
heifer in heat over this one.
January 4 -
Okay, I have a friend from Missississippi who
commiserates with me about being from a state where
folks act ... well, stoopid.
So, Emily and I
always appreciate Alabama for doing more than their
fair share of dumber than dog dump stuff.
A Chattooga County
mother and father are out of jail on bond Friday
night after being arrested for tattooing six of
The couple was
arrested in their Summerville home after the
biological mother of two of the children complained
when the tattoo wouldn't wash off.
Investigators said a
plastic pen body with a needle made of a guitar
string connected to an electric motor was used to
tattoo six children.
The momma says it wasn't child cruelty because the kids
asked her to do it.
Patty Marsh and her
husband are charged with three counts each of
illegal tattooing, second degree child cruelty and
reckless conduct. The sheriff said he's concerned if
the same guitar string needle was used each time.
Thank you, Alabama. Mississippi and Texas
appreciates you doing your share and then some.
And thanks to Paul for the heads-up on this one.
The tattoo story is
absolutely appalling. But you have to give a
thumbs up to the staff of another dtdd
Alabaman, Rep. Parker Griffith.
Eleven of them resigned today. There
just might be a glimmer of hope for Alabama.
Let's hope these folks reproduce.
January 4 - Most of
you know that local Republican political signs have been
a source of great and enduring amusement for me.
I guess one of my all time favorites has to be
this one done by a guy, Bud Childers, who will put
his signs and bumper stickers where ever the darn well
pleases. If fact, I know people who are afraid to
die during election season because they just know Bud
will show up at the funeral and slap a bumper sticker on
Well, he accidently made a serious mistake sticking a
sign here. Read from top to bottom of the public
service sign he used.
But grammar on a political sign is indeed
rare in this era of errors. Generally someone
catches it before it makes it all the way to the
printer. Not so with Bud. Bless his heart,
he won the Daily Double last election with this whopper.
Bud do it right, Honey. He really do.
See that book under Bud's arm? He hasn't read it.
We go out and get people to run against him just to
take bets on the which will be the worst political
signage he comes up with. I generally win.
And there are other political signs here locally that
are worth mentioning. Like the female candidate
who had us wondering if a parakeet threw up on her signs
Well, it's not even the filing deadline yet and already
we have a contender ---
Experienced. Okay. Qualified.
Okay. Unquestioned Integrity? Unquestioned?
Okay, so if I go up to this woman and ask, "Hey, do you
have any integrity?" then she has to go all over town
with a can of red spray paint and take the
"unquestioned" off her signs because, dammit, she's been
questioned about it? I don't think a whole lot of
thought went into this.
Besides, who would put a word like "unquestioned" on a
political sign? It makes it appear that nobody
bothered to ask and it leaves a negative word in the
voters' mind. I'm suspecting it was the same
person who thought, "Hey, it's a female candidate.
We gotta dot the i in her name with a little star or a
heart. Star ... heart ... star ... heart.
Let's go with the star!"
January 4 -
If you're here looking for what Democrats have filed for
what local offices, you're semi outta luck.
We're gonna try like the dickens to get the local
candidates names online at the
Democrats Club site.
However, I need to warn you that our local Party
chairman is not real encouraging to Democrats. She
has decided to be open to accept applications only one
day of the month-long filing period. She picked
the last day. She decided to do it from 9 am until
6 pm, when most folks are working. She decided to
accept applications not in the county seat but the far,
far east end of the county, and she changes the specific
location at what seems to be whim.
However, it's hard to know whether moving the location
is by whim or not because she hasn't held a meeting in
It's a 32 mile drive from Kendleton for a candidate to
file and it'll take the 45 minutes to get there.
It's 29 miles from Katy, being 50 minutes when there's
Democrats function pretty well without her the rest of
the election season, but she makes it very difficult at
filing time. All we are asking of her is to give
inclusion a chance.
January 3 -
I don't care who ya are, you gotta love Texas
Now we got us a guy who is claiming that his family is
gonna kick in the bucks to make him Lt. Gov.
Marc Katz, democratic
candidate for lieutenant governor of Texas announced
earlier this week that he is receiving campaign
pledges totaling in the millions. Donations to the
Katz campaign will initially come from family
members across the country.
I dunno. Sounds vaguely like The Godfather.
And I don't know about your family, but in most
families, pledges don't mean diddle squat. Oh
sure, your brother-in-law promises to come help you move
the doublewide next weekend, but when pushing time is
here, no brother-in-law. Until the checks clear
the bank, I don't think that Mr. Katz is scaring off
U.S. Rep. Joe
Barton, R-Arlington, not one to embrace the
fight against global warming, just bought a Cadillac
DTS that gets 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the
He mentioned the
vehicle — from Classic Chevrolet in Arlington — at a
recent news conference and said that if the emission
limits proposed at the U.N. climate conference in
Copenhagen were in place, he’d be riding a bike
car, leased by his congressional office for use in
the district, is no shrinking violet, either.
The Chevrolet Tahoe,
built in Arlington, gets 14 mpg city and 20 mpg
So now you know why we call him Smokin' Joe.
Honey, get me a whip and a bridle and I'll ride Joe.