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January 31 - PBS&J, the firm that got caught in
all manner of trouble for ripping off taxpayers in four
has filed their FEC report.
And Boy Howdy, they're back in the buying
And Lo and Behold, guess which local politician is
on their list? Why, it's our own Commissioner Tom
Stavinoha, who is a giant vendor slut. I mean, he might
as well be standing on street corners with a "Will Award
Contracts For Tax Free Cash" sign.
Now, why Tom would take money from a company while
an ethics complaint is currently pending at the
Texas Ethics Commission about this particular company
and their relationship with our county commissioners,
tells me how desperate he's become for money. I think a
man that desperate can't be trusted.
Take a hefty look at the contributions. You'll
notice that PBS&J, a Florida based company, doesn't care
about good government with judges, district clerks, tax
assessors, or sheriffs in Texas. They only care about
politicians who decide on non-bid contracts for their
services. It's kickbacks, plain and simple. And
Commissioner Tom Stavinoha is in your pocket again.
January 31 - We get very graphic email from
With the demise of the Giuliani For
President campaign, I suppose the
Vice-Presidential aspirations of our own Guv
Rick "I'm Too Sexy For My Hair" Perry have,
as we say in Harris County, disappeared
somewhere on Telephone Road.
Suits me just fine...now we can elect a
"Rudy And Ricky" ticket the whole country
smart money is on Yukon Cornelius for
McCain, Guiliani, and Perry must have had a
very good back room negotiation in Florida.
I just heard on Fox news that Perry's
endorsement of McCain will be soon. That
ought to keep republicans home on election
January 30 - Well, our boy Tom DeLay is all over
the news today.
First, Steve lets us know that Tom got his name
over at Slate
today. At the bottom, which Steve assures us, is where
Now McCain can expect
an influx of money from supporters and a hail of
attacks from that portion of the GOP establishment
that despises him. The race has shaken out, and it's
now down to just Romney and McCain. While McCain has
the momentum and will inherit most of Giuliani's
supporters when he drops out, Romney, who can spend
his own money, will now benefit from all of those
Republicans who McCain has pissed off over the
years. Already David Bossie, longtime GOP operative
denounced by members of both parties in the past, is
behind an ad campaign airing on Fox that compares
McCain to Hillary Clinton. Rush Limbaugh is already
on Romney's side, and Tom DeLay will no doubt come
out of retirement with a broken beer bottle.
Not before he
drinks the beer, of course.
And then the
Austin American Statesman says Tom has become an
issue in the Travis County DA's race.
The decision to seek
a grand jury indictment against then-U.S. Rep. Tom
DeLay — and the discussions among Travis County
District Attorney Ronnie Earle and his assistants on
the matter — has emerged as an issue in the campaign
to replace Earle, who is retiring.
DeLay, who has been
charged with money laundering, stands accused in
Travis County of turning corporate donations, which
cannot be used in state campaigns, into campaign
donations to seven state House candidates in 2002.
He resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives
after he was indicted, although he has denied
Rick Reed, one of
four candidates seeking to replace Earle, resigned
Monday from his job as an assistant district
attorney on the heels of his assertion that he was
the only prosecutor in the office who wanted to
present DeLay's case to a grand jury in 2005.
think the case in Travis County is the least of DeLay's
worries. However, he can pick the one he's most scared
of and go to Austin and campaign for them.
Plus, them books of his ain't selling none at all.
January 30 - Thanks to Jim Morin for the smile
January 29 - Bad news for Rudolph Giuliani:
Rick Perry is campaigning for him in Florida.
Good news for Texans: Rick Perry ain't here.
Good news for America: Rick Perry will be kissing
his Vice Presidential aspirations goodbye tonight
because Romney nor McCain need a southern fruitcake on
— Texas Gov. Rick Perry campaigned in Florida
with Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani
on Monday to give Giuliani a last-minute boost with
conservatives in the pivotal primary state.
Perry joined the
former New York mayor for an airport rally in
Orlando, then they headed on to similar events in
St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and
Miami in advance of Tuesday's primary.
Giuliani has yet to
win a primary and has geared his campaign strategy
around a victory in Florida. Recent polls show
Giuliani trailing John McCain and Mitt Romney in the
wanted to have Perry in Florida last week, but Perry
wasn't available until Monday, said Perry spokesman
Perry was in
Washington, D.C., over the weekend, so "he decided
just to take off and go down there," Black said.
He'll return to Washington on Tuesday for business
with the Republican Governors Association, which he
Okay, now that I
know Rick's there for Rudy, I'm ready to make my
prediction for the winner of the Florida GOP primary.
My prediction is - Not Rudy.
campaigning for Rudy Giuliani is like
throwing a drowning man an anvil for a life
preserver. It's good to know that our
Goobernator has displayed such political
acumen that he'll gain both diddly and
squat by leading his one-man parade
down this political blind alley.
January 29 - And just to keep that Republican
incompetence ball rolling, today we present Republican
House Speaker from Oklahoma
Lance Cargill ---
OKLAHOMA CITY -- House Speaker
Lance Cargill stepped down Monday afternoon amid a
swirl of controversy over his repeated failures to
file his tax returns on time.
Cargill, a Republican, said Monday, "I have decided
to step aside today as speaker of the Oklahoma House
of Representatives." He will keep his House seat,
which he has held since 2001.
Records show that Cargill, 36, failed to file timely
state and federal personal income taxes for two
years in a row, saying that he is to receive
refunds. Cargill also was delinquent for six years
straight in filing property taxes owed on his law
office in Harrah, his hometown.
Alfredo says this Texas
/ Oklahoma competition has gone too far.
Can we call agree now that the GOP is unfit to run
any government anywhere on any level? Those opposed
say, "Rudy Giuliani" without laughing.
January 29 - Alfredo sends us charming news
about our own Tom DeLay still trying to sell his book,
even in Arkansas at .... well,
see for yourself.
Nine years ago,
Tom DeLay led the charge to impeach
the 42nd president of the United States. But that
was then, and this is now, when the mighty have
fallen and irony knows no bounds. (And when two
former enemies are hell bent on knocking off the
same GOP presidential candidate.)
On Thursday, DeLay,
the former conservative firebrand from Texas, is due
to speak to students at the
Clinton School of Public Service at the
University of Arkansas about the 2008 Republican
presidential nomination and his book, "No Retreat,
No Surrender: One American's Fight" - a chunk of
which chronicles the impeachment saga.
I dunno. Folks who live here know the true irony of Tom
DeLay calling anybody Hillbilly. They had to sit him
down and teach him table manners before they ran him for
office, and it hasn't gotten any better since then
except that he no longer chews with his mouth open.
I mean, goodness sake, while he was married and the
The Lege, he nicknamed his apartment complex in Austin
"Macho Manor." Hell, I know trailer parks with classier
Tom, the war is over. You lost. Clinton has a
library. You have legal bills.
That little banty rooster think's that if he
calls his apartment "Macho" , he might be
able to absorb some manliness. He is a
world class creep.
January 28 -
The Quorum Report
(subscription only) is saying that tomorrow one of Fort
Bend's Republican Senators, Kyle Janek, will announce
his resignation effective in March.
Houston Chronicle confirms it.
January 28 - Okay, if you're one of the three
people here from Liz Mitton's "I'm Just Ga-Ga Over Dean"
anonymous website, please note how often she steals from
me (even my Roll Call subscription) wholesale, but then
calls me insane. I'm considering sending her a bill for
my work, or at least demanding a byline.
Honey, there ain't no baking powder in her
biscuits, if ya know what I mean. Poop on her
and the broom she rode in on.
Head on over and
take a lookie-peep right here to see the kind of
people who support Dean.
Cheezzzz ... Olson screwed-up, but at least he
make us the laughing stock of the entire country and
a couple of emerging nations.
CD22 GOP candidate Pete Olson has either
(1) wasted a big ole pile of money, or (2) wins the
"Let's Disenfranchise Democrats" Award.
In political consultant terms, I'm what's called a
triple-D. That means I voted in the past three
Democratic primaries. Republican primary candidates
know better than to waste a stamp on me.
Except for Mr. Olson.
Mr. Olson not only wasted a stamp on me, he
insulted the peewadoodle out of me while doing it.
He sent me a mailer saying that I have "earned the
right to vote early" because I'm older than rocks.
Well, thanks a lot Captain Loveboat.
Olson sent me a mailer to register to vote in the
GOP primary by mail because I am over 65 years old.
Like hell you say.
Hey, Bub, I may remember the Beatles on Ed
Sullivan, but I'm a looong way from 65. So is my
husband, who also got one. And so is my son. No
kidding, even my kid got one.
Click on the little one to get the big one.
Okay, so after I got
this, called some of my Democratic friends in the
district and ask them if they got one, too.
They did. And all the women were steamed because
none of them are 65 years old.
So, take a look at it. Unless I looked carefully,
I wouldn't notice that I'm swearing that I'm 65 years
old or older.
Let's pretend that I wasn't paying close attention
and I figured that I had "earned" the right to vote in
the comfort of my own home because Pete Olson said I
had. I mean, it's got a picture of former Senator Phil
Gramm and a flag and the Navy and everything. Looks
official to me.
Let's say I mail that sucker in.
Then soon a Republican primary ballot comes in the
mail. "Oh crapola," I say, and file an environmental
impact study to throw that thing in the garbage.
Then on election day I try to go vote in the
Democratic primary. Huh oh. They'll have a record that
I requested a GOP mail ballot and not allow me to vote.
If that happened, I'd go put something on that
boy's head that you can't get off with Ajax.
I think he needs to send all of us youngsters an
apology and a double apology to Democrats before he gets
national attention for silliness like Dean Hrbacek did.
So either the guy is trying to keep Democrats from
voting in their own primary or he's wasting money like a
maniac before he even gets elected. I thought
Republicans were required to wait until after they were
elected to do that.
I gotta confess, I'm a little jealous of
you kiddies in CD-22...so much diversity
with your GOP Congresscritter candidates!
Lessee, you got a white guy, a conservative
white guy, a REALLY conservative white guy,
a white female, a hyphenated white female,
an old white guy mayor, a (relatively) young
white guy mayor, a folksy old white guy, a
white guy with a name that makes you
snicker, a white guy who could really use
Spell-Check, and two white guys who, if they
told you any more about themselves, would
have to kill you.
It looks like Hrbacek's fancy dancy campaign
consultants failed more than Photoshop
class. Even though I moved out of CD22
almost 2 years ago and promptly registered
in my new district, Dean still sent me a
slick piece of mail (to my new address)
asking me to vote for him. I guess those
guys were also absent when sorting by zip
code was explained. Or else, Dean hopes
that I try to vote for him and get myself
arrested for voter fraud.
Isn't it nice to see these "fiscal
conservatives" wasting money right and left?
Former CD22 resident
surely love dumb Republican candidates
or She wouldn't have made so many of them.
They need to learn that you can do a mailing
cheap, well or fast--any TWO of those
qualities can be achieved at the same time,
but not all three. I don't think Olson got
but one of them with his mailing--it
certainly went into my wastebasket FAST.
Too bad he
doesn't have a picture of himself with
Phil Gramm and Ken Lay.
judge chief charly hoarse
forget the moderately bigoted white
guy, the terminally bigoted white
guy and the .....oh what the heck,
just name them "Bigot 1-10".
January 27 - Now, see, I have a problem
-- A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and
propulsion and could hit the Earth in late February
or March, government officials said Saturday.
The satellite, which
no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous
materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it
might come down, they said.
The officials spoke
on condition of anonymity because the information is
classified as secret.
Okay, so let's see if I have gathered all the facts.
(1) A big ole thing with hazardous materials might
very well come crashing down on my head.
(2) It's a big secret.
See, I don't get that.
Is it only a secret if it hits me? I dunno. This
is worrisome. Let me promise you that if it hits me, it
won't be secret for long because I'm gonna tell.
Everybody I know. Loudly.
I figure they'll let us know if it's coming to
Texas because we're a red state. They'll want us to
take cover and protect ourselves.
You blue state people are oh so screwed. There's a
big ole thing with hazardous materials headed your way
and it won't stop until it hits something as big as the
ground. But, hush, because it's a secret.
No, seriously, you're screwed.
January 26 -
The Texas Observer looks at the Ten Little Monkeys
Jumpin' on the Bed hoping to land in Congress.
It's a fun read, including the great Pete Olson
quote, “Anybody who
has been paying attention, I believe, realizes that the
federal government is a federal issue.”
It appears that none of them has a triple digit IQ.
Shelley would have a real advantage
if she went with: Shelley
She'd cover all her bases and from what
we know of her she is a very base
fun website started by a Fred Thompson
campaign worker who isn't willing to let
bygones be bygones. He's started a
Boycott Chuck Norris site. Well,
you know what they say--Republicans are
the only animal known to eat their own
kind just to clean out the gene pool.
January 25 -
Now here's an idea I can get behind.
Bill Clinton: 'Screw It,
I'm Running For President'
spending two months accompanying his wife, Hillary,
on the campaign trail, former president Bill Clinton
announced Monday that he is joining the 2008
presidential race, saying he "could no longer resist
"My fellow Americans,
I am sick and tired of not being president," said
Clinton, introducing his wife at a "Hillary '08"
rally. "For seven agonizing years, I have sat idly
by as others experienced the joys of campaigning,
debating, and interacting with the people of this
great nation, and I simply cannot take it anymore. I
have to be president again. I have to."
January 25 - Now I know it's hard to believe
that any politician is too dirty to be allowed to live
in Texas, but I think Alberto Gonzalez has to move out
of the state. He just crossed that line.
Look, we got Tom DeLay back, Karl Rove is lurking around
Austin, and Gonzalez is coming back here to root for the
George W Bush library. One of the three has to go and I
picked Gonzalez. No, really, here's why - he's honkin'
Our friend Alfredo tells us that
Gonzalez Justice Department was pretty much run on
the model of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry.
Citing a violation of
Justice Department regulations, a federal judge
ordered federal prosecutors Thursday to hand over
information that could help embattled Southfield
lawyer Geoffrey Fieger scuttle charges that he
illegally contributed $127,000 to John Edwards' 2004
U.S. District Judge
Paul Borman gave prosecutors seven days to tell
Fieger and codefendant and law partner Vernon (Ven)
Johnson why U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy and two top
aides, Terrence Berg and Jonathan Tukel, were
recused from the probe. He also ordered them to
provide a list of other cases in eastern Michigan
where large numbers of FBI agents were used to
conduct a raid and interview potential witnesses.
Fieger and Johnson
had requested but not received the information.
"The court is not concluding that there has been
governmental misconduct," Borman said in his 30-page
But he said there were enough questionable aspects
about the case that Fieger and Johnson were entitled
to the information to try to support their claim
that the investigation and criminal charges were
Okay, even though
the FEC normally handles such probes and this is the
first prosecution of its type in eastern Michigan in at
least 25 years, "questionable" is the best word they
could come up with?
Fieger, a former
Democratic candidate for governor, contends the
probe was ordered by the Bush administration, which
appointed Murphy as U.S. attorney in Detroit.
Borman said there are
several unusual aspects about the case.
He said prosecutors failed to get Justice Department
approval to conduct the investigation of campaign
contributions until seven months after it started, a
violation of department rules governing probes of
Yep, honkin' lady
justice. He has to go.
Check out this story. Looks like Haley
Barbour is trying to get lower place in Hell
than Carl Rove.
January 25 - You knew it was coming. He just
couldn't help himself. John Kelso, everybody's favorite
Texas humorist, gives his take on
Dean Hrbacek and the magic weight loss.
Hrbacek might be onto
something. In fact, I'm thinking of trying it out
with my own photo by putting my head on top of
Britney Spears. Although I might be a little too old
to be on top of Britney Spears.
Hey, even DeLay
didn't lie about his looks. Of course, he had to
stay fairly trim so he could fit all that money in
his suit pockets. If he'd porked up, there wouldn't
have been enough room in those clothes for all the
there's this ---
But it's pretty
obvious that the real reason Hrbacek ran a phony
photo is that he didn't want to look like a load.
It's like those TV ads for the product for men that
turns your hair from gray to dark. You know, "No
Play for Mister Gray." Well, in Hrbacek's case the
doctored photo was "Where It's At for Mister Fat."
Give yourself a
treat and go read the whole thing. Kelso is the best.
He also gets some priceless comments from Dean's
Bless Dean's heart, he could have had a sense of
humor about this and came out on top, but his ego
wouldn't allow that. So, you can pour some gravy on him
because he's cooked.
January 25 - Carol (a displaced Texan in
Vermont) sent us the
Cutting Edge Boomer National Anthem. Jack up the
sound and get ready to dance!
January 25 - Friday grin from Mike Luckovich --
January 24 - We get email about Lou Dobbs and
Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace ---
I was minding my own business last night
watching cnn and the next thing you know
there is "Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace" on
the bottom of the screen and his body,
complete with the correct head, big as life.
he is supportive of the Council of Mayors-
amnesty for illegal immigrants- statement.
What a hoot huh? Wonder if Pasadena Mayor
John Manlove signed the amnesty resolution
when he was still mayor?
The transcript is right here. lol!
what Wallace said --
LOUISE SCHIAVONE, CNN
CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The U.S.
Conference of Mayors is calling on
Washington to open the door to roughly 12
million illegal immigrants in the United
States, illegal immigrants drawing on a wide
menu of public services funded by U.S.
MAYOR DAVID WALLACE, SUGARLAND, TEXAS: What
we're basically focusing on is wanting to
make sure that we have a path to
citizenship, but at the same time these
individuals are paying for those services
that you just mentioned. There have been a
lot of discussions about worker visa program
and tied to that worker visa program is the
application for U.S. citizenship.
SCHIAVONE: And explicit statement of policy
from the Conference of Mayors states, quote,
"Local law enforcement should not be
required to stop, interrogate, detain or
otherwise participate in immigration
But by the same token, the group calls on
the federal government to authorize payments
to localities for, quote, "emergency health
services, prosecution and the incarceration
of undocumented immigrants." Some groups
opposed to such measures say that will only
makes matters worse.
January 24 - I've got more than a passing
interest in the horrors of the Harris County District
Attorney's office because I live dangerously close to
Today, we learn that they talk in code at the DA's
People of color are called "Canadians." In an email
that went to every prosecutor ....
"He overcame a
subversively good defense by Matt Hennessey that had
some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the
defendant and forced them to do the right thing."
Now, some of you may
wonder what "some" Canadians were doing on a Harris
County jury, and why they were suspected of
sympathizing with this particular defendant.
At the time, many
folks in the District Attorney's Office had similar
questions. But a few knew exactly what it meant, and
more caught on as they consulted an online racial
slur database, which lists the term "Canadian" as
code for the N-word.
Now the fact that not one prosecutor spoke up and
said, "Whoa, Fellas, we're charged with seeking justice,
not fooling juries into over-sentencing people," bothers
me more than just a tad. That place needs cleaning out
- top to bottom.
But, I have a confession to make. I have a code
word for Chuck Rosenthal. Twit.
January 24 - Deb says she can
FORT WORTH, Texas - U.S.
military officials said Wednesday that fighter jets
were training in a rural area the night of Jan. 8
when dozens of people reported seeing a UFO.
Although officials at
the Naval Air Station Reserve Base in Fort Worth
initially said none of their planes were in the area
of the UFO reports, they changed their story
Wednesday, saying that 10 F-16 fighter jets built by
Lockheed Martin Corp. were training near
Stephenville, about 70 miles (112 kilometers)
southwest of Fort Worth, about the time of the
As every good southern girl knows,
is Elvis' birthday.
Verdelia says she saw Elvis several years ago - he
was at the Dairy Queen in Tyler, wearing white socks and
a Members Only jacket. She heard he was married to a
big haired ole girl who was the former Miss Crab Queen
in San Leon.
So something weird always happens on Elvis'
birthday, and I don't mean weird like the whole Rotary
Club in Stephenville getting drunk and seeing things.
January 23 - Wellcare, the disgraced health
insurance company who
gave political donations to Texas Senator John Cornyn,
back in the news ----
WellCare Health Plans Inc. is negotiating the
departure of the company's three top executives amid
a probe into fraud allegations at the managed-care
provider, according to people familiar with aspects
of the proceedings. The talks' outcome could be
announced as soon as Thursday.
Wall Street Journal reported in early November that
the investigation centers at least in part on
allegations that the company inflated the amount it
spent on mental-health care in order to keep money
it should have refunded to Florida's Medicaid
program. Among other questions, authorities are
probing whether reinsurance arrangements with a
Cayman Islands subsidiary allowed the company to
misrepresent outlays for care.
John Cornyn became one of their favorite Senators
once they discovered that the FBI was breathing down
their necks. In fact, Alfredo just let me know that all
three of the top executives who are "departing" are
recent major Cornyn donors.
John Cornyn would steal the gold out of a widow
woman's teeth. He's so slick that he can't keep his
It'll be a dandy day this November when he's gone.
January 23 - Okay, so I was all set to write
about Republican Harris County DA Chuck Rosenthal and
his hanky-panky and how that came to be connected to
Republican Texas Supreme Court Justice David Medina.
I mean, that's a great story - hoochy-koochy, fire,
political favors, grand juries, and email.
I've got these girlfriends in Mississippi, mainly
Emily and Lotus. They got all hacked-off at me while I
was distracted by Dean and Andy and local Republicans in
general. Emily and Lotus depend on me to tell them
everything about Texas, which explains why they stay in
So, they decided to do some research on their own,
and by golly, they got it right. When Lotus gets around
to it, she'll post a comment from me about all this.
(In a former non-blog, I used to be Juanita Jean
Herownself. I may have to do that again soon.)
Head on over and catch yourself up. You'll enjoy
it. It's called -
"The Great MS/TX “My State’s Wusser’n Your State”
Grudge Rodeo." Guys, we gotta win this one. I mean, we
January 23 - Earl thought we
needed to know about this. Sometimes Earl is wrong.
Just when you think you live in the craziest place
on earth, Earl finds somewhere crazier.
(Momma, do not click this link. Don't. It's not
nice. In fact, quit reading right now. You don't want
to know this.)
Virginia lawmaker is trying to introduce new
legislation to ban rubber testicles from being
fitted to the back of trucks.
Lionel Spruill, known
for his failed attempt in 2005 to ban baggy pants,
says the motivation for his latest idea came from a
Spruill, we need to get you and our Commissioner Andy
Meyers together - he tried to ban hooter cakes.
We have a failing economy. We have hunger. We
have a failing infrastructure. We have a needless war.
We have bull testicles.
(Momma wants everyone to know I wasn't raised this
Honey, now why in tarnation do you think
lil ol' Tom D. felt comfortable with movin'
his address from TX to Ol' Virginny! We got
more than enough crazy here, especially when
the General Assembly is in session.
think of it maybe that's why we haven't
gotten any snow in these here parts, what
with all the hot hair comin' outta both DC
and Richmond at the same time! No wonder we
are still in a drought.
Wow...Lionel and Andy make for quite a pair,
don't they? (oops, tell your Momma I'm sorry
for the gratuitous use of the word
"pair"...won't happen again). Funny, I
always assumed most politicos live to have
their names associated with a significant,
influential piece of legislation. Lionel's
legacy? A plastic bull's package on the back
of a pickup truck (not sure whether this
ranks before or after banning boobie cakes
on the "All-Time Dummest Legislation" List).
next on Lionel's radar...banning those
window stickers of Calvin tee-teeing on the
Ford (or Chevy, or Dodge) logo?
January 22 -
MoJo is coming your way!
This is going to put a whole new face on local
news. Think of it as your own private community
television, without commercials or talking heads.
If it works here, it's just a matter of time until
this concept takes hold across the nation.
January 22 -
Roll Call (subscription only) has a lengthy article
about the GOP CD-22 election, obviously written before
Dean Hrbacek made #3 Keith Olbermann's Best People in
Roll Call contends that Shelley will finish first
and the fight is over which one of the fellas will come
following the 22nd district primary are reasonably
confident that Sekula Gibbs will finish first on
March 4 and that either Hrbacek, Olson, Manlove or
Talton will join her in the April runoff, they say
the race remains hard to gauge, and they caution
that the unexpected could easily occur.
"I think it will be a classic, late-decision
campaign about who has the best chance of defeating
Nick [Lampson]," said one GOP insider. "I don't
think it will be one where he or she who has the
best message or most money will win. It will be a
confluence of events."
Shelley hasn't got it in the bag ---
Although Sekula Gibbs
lost her write-in bid for the 110th Congress, she
won a special election that was held on the same day
to serve out the remainder of DeLay's term. However,
her relationship with DeLay's old staff and the
Texas GOP delegation turned rancorous during her
brief stint on Capitol Hill.
Consequently, a majority of the Texas GOP House
delegation - as well as many 22nd district GOP
insiders - prefer that one of her opponents win the
primary and advance to the November general election
against Lampson. Although internal Republican polls
have shown Sekula Gibbs to have wide name
recognition, those same surveys show her leading the
field with slim support, as low as just above 20
Sekula Gibbs' personal negatives also are high,
according to Republican strategists who are
unaffiliated with any of her opponents but are
familiar with the surveys in question.
So, expect this to
be one of the dirtiest races in the history of CD22,
which is saying something powerful, 'cuz we like our
politics raw and Republicans like it still on the hoof.
After reading your recent posts, I think you
are having way too much fun down there..
I was reading
one of your posts about him when I broke out
laughing so hard, I almost choked on my
Captain Crunch and yogurt. (I like to eat
It was this part: "And
his wiki has been updated."
Well, there I was, eating, and reading out
of the corner of my trifocals.
I thought it said "and his winkie has been
HAhahahah! Men all over the world will come
to find out how he did that!
it's hard to be humble...
When you're perfect in every way
Even your winkie's updated
You could sell pictures on eBay!
Have fun with
this one, Susan.
January 21 - Earl rides in here again, and
hitches his horse to our rail. Welcome, Earl ---
a sad/funny one about how Bush only sees and
hears what he WANTS to.
There's this painting he had in Austin and
moved to Washington with him. Bush
swears it's of a Methodist preacher
spreading the gospel, but it's really
showing a horse thief trying to escape the
rope! It kinda makes you glad that in
exactly one year Crawford will get their
Village Idiot back--our gain, their loss.
January 21 - Oh Dear, it turns out that Shelley
Of Many Names,
is a Mitt Romney flip-flopper. The CD22 race just
gets funner and funner.
In her campaign to
return to Congress, Houston dermatologist Shelley
Sekula Gibbs' justifications for her switch on the
abortion issue appear to conflict with the knowledge
of neutral medical experts — and her record on the
issue has been ridiculed by a prominent supporter
Sekula Gibbs sought
the endorsement of Planned Parenthood and said
abortion should remain a legal option when she ran
for a Houston City Council seat in 2001. But in her
2006 race against Democrat Nick Lampson to replace
Tom DeLay in the U.S. House, she said she had
undergone a complete change of heart and mind on the
Shelley Sekula Gibbs, the seven week wonder witch who
served in Congress in the special election and managed
to make news with her abrasive personality and downright
meanness, is back to haunt us over abortion.
It seems she doesn't know much about it. Which is
kinda scary considering she's a doctor. Okay, a
dermatologist, but she did go to medical school. I
She apparently doesn't know much about being a
In an on-air
discussion with the candidate this month, station
KSEV's conservative talk show hosts Edd Hendee and
Pat Gray pointed out Sekula Gibbs had the chance to
vote on only one abortion bill. Hendee contributed
$2,100 to her campaign against Lampson two years
"Are you honestly
going to stand on a 100 percent right-to-life vote
when you served in Congress for literally two
weeks?" Hendee asked, referring to the time period
the House was in session in December 2006.
"Actually it was
seven weeks, but absolutely," Sekula Gibbs answered,
referring to her total time in office. She added
that she also gave a forceful speech during the
House debate on the unsuccessful bill, which would
have required doctors to offer patients pain
blockers for the fetus before proceeding with
abortions involving pregnancies of 20 weeks or more.
Talk, talk, talk.
She can do that very well.
January 20 - We have an update on the
Dean Hrbacek shoes story.
A reader did the work and - ta da! - I was right.
Click the little one to get the big one.
Also, I just heard
from a low level semi-reliable backdoor source that Bev
Carter has the icing on top the cake on the Dean story
and it'll be in her column on Wednesday.
It's good, but I won't steal her thunder.
January 20 - My friend T.S. says we should all
join in the
Chuck Rosenthal haiku contest. I agree.
Head on over for a Sunday afternoon laugh. And,
please don't forget, limericks are fun, too. (Lots of
words rhyme with Chuck, ya know.)
January 20 - Look, I hate to obsess on this Dean
Hrbacek thing, but something new has been brought to my
Plus, I gotta tell you, I got 997 extra hits
on this site yesterday from all over America --- all
hunting for "Dean Hrbacek." I ain't joking.
So, the way I see it, it's my civic duty.
So, here goes. Recall how Dean's excuse for
Photoshopping his picture was that he didn't have time
for a photo session because he was so busy meeting the
voters of the 22nd Congressional district?
Well, put me on top of a Christmas tree and call me
an angel ..... he sure did have time to pose for the
Land's End catalog.
I want you to see the whole page of this mailer. I want
you to notice how the shoestrings on the big picture of
the boots he's wearing in the picture are hanging
exactly the same as the big boots on the other side.
Ain't that one of them woo-woo coincidences?
Click the little one to get the big one.
First off, if Dean walked 600 miles, he wouldn't
need to use a body double. If you read the fine print,
Dean's campaign walked an estimated 600 miles, by Dean's
"guess". Dean walked two and half miles. Tops. Then
he had to stop and get a cheeseburger.
Plus, I'll bet you a round of golf at Fast Eddie's
Par 3 Golfing Extravaganza and Fishing Camp that Dean
borrowed someone else's body for that picture, too. In
fact, I'd probably pay pretty good cash American money
to see Dean Hrbacek even get into that pose, and extra
to see him stand back up.
Y'all, seriously, I thought Fort Bend had lost it's
rightful place as America's source for cheap political
entertainment and ridicule when Tom DeLay left office.
But after I saw America coming to my website last night,
searching desperately for political hilarity, I formed
my Official Dean Hrbacek Endorsement Exploratory
Committee last night. I think I'm gonna have to
seriously consider endorsing him. America needs Dean
January 19 - UPDATED: Okay, so I've been gone
all day, but I got a call at 2:00 this afternoon to tell
me that the Dean Hrbacek story was now on the
front page of CNN dot com.
Sure 'nuf, the caller made a screenshot of it for
me. If you doubt me, email me and I'll send you the
whole screen shot. Here's where it was ----
It also made the
Greenville, North Carolina Daily Reflector. Just
thought you'd want to know.
his wiki has been updated.
Dean Hrbacek is a national laughingstock.
UPDATE: CORRECTION: I
APOLOGIZE. I MADE A BIG MISTAKE.
Hal reports that it also made the
International Herald Tribune.
Dean Hrbacek is an international laughingstock.
January 19 - Okay, for those of you who can't
get enough of a good thing, Barbara (see email below)
let us know that the Dean Hrbacek story got picked up
all over the country -
The Dallas Morning News, some tv station in Denver,
and even the war room of Dr. Strangelove ---
our favorite local Republican bimbo, Liz Mitton, is
chastising us "libs" for not being "compassionate"
toward Dean in his hour desperate need. Liz Hon, it
ain't like insatiable ego and vanity are crippling
diseases. We ain't having no damn telethon for Dean
because he's chubby.
Try this, Liz - cancer, compassion; narcissism,
attached a copy of what Liz posted on her site
because she'll go change it all tomorrow when she
realizes how goofy it sounds to say that Dean did this
because he's a true conservative. Oh yeah, she said
Now the reason I included the picture of
Strangelove Dean is that when this story broke, Dean
went to the mattresses. And out of the war room, he
vicious attacks against his fellow Republicans.
However, what came out of the story was this
classic line ---
(Hrbacek) refused to say whether he had seen the
brochure before it was sent to voters in the 22nd
I'll be darned. The man is already acting like a
way, I think there's going to be more on the Andy Meyers
- Dean's good buddy - story below. Stay tuned, Folks,
because we're having big fun now.
You have some serious competition in the
photo-pasting department. If you have not
seen it yet,
you may want to go here.
January 18 - Okay, so we're working on a story
that might be as much fun as Dean Hrbacek and his body
It appears that County Commissioner Andy Meyers has
a political consulting double.
This election season, Meyers paid $6,000 to an
outfit called Campaign Solutions, LLC. Well, I searched
for them in the phone book and online, but they're a
real quiet company - selecting not even to have a
When I ran their address, 7222 Bellerive #2505,
Houston, all that came back is
Yours Tonight Adult Entertainment and
Regency Square Apartments.
A reader did a corporate search and guess who is
listed as the "manager" of Campaign Solutions, LLC, at
7222 Bellerive, #2505? Awwww, come on, you know how
this game is played. Take a wild guess.
You're right, the Manager is Michael S. Meyers, son
of Commissioner Andy Meyers. If you don't believe me,
and the knuckledraggers won't, go to the
Texas Secretary of State's office and run a search
for yourself - the filing number is 800871561 and the
tax ID# is
wrote 2 checks on the same day to Campaign Solutions,
LLC, totaling $4,000, only 4 days after the papers were
filed with the Texas Secretary of State.
And then, just to show you how tight all this gets
in Fort Bend, the Registered Agent for Campaign
Solutions, LLC is Himesh Ghandi,
who lists his email address as hrbacek.com
While all of this is duplicitous, it's not
Yet. But, there's more ....
Meyers lists payments to his son as "campaign
services/ expenses - vehicle, phone, supplies,
entertainment, miscellaneous." That is going set off
bells at the Texas Ethics Commission, my friends. They
have ruled before that information such as that is not
For example, how do we know that "entertainment"
wasn't a father / son bonding time at Yours Tonight? We
don't. And, what supplies? Supplies for a hunting
I dunno about you, but hiding your hinkey campaign
expenditures under a shell company with your child as
your shield seems pretty darned lowlife to me.
You know, if Andy spent as much time creatively for
the county as he does to hide how he's getting and
spending his campaign account, he might solve some of
the problems around here.
Andy knows better, but he can't help himself.
January 18 - Okay, okay, this is strictly for
from highly placed and semi-reliable sources says that
the body shot of Dean Hrbacek uses the body of .... get
ready for this .... Sugar Land Mayor and Hrbacek
defeater David Wallace's body.
No, no, I'm serious. Look at it. It's Wallace. I
think I've even seen him in that suit. I know I've seen
him in that tie.
Out of towners can go read
Dean's wiki (see 2002 Mayoral Campaign) to see just
how much Dean hates David Wallace. Or, is it really
"He may appreciate that we took a few
pounds off him," Broschart said.
pounds? A few? Maybe 50.
your semi-reliable sources just moved up a
may speak for itself, but that body speaks
for someone who looks kinda
familiar...Haven't we seen that suit and tie
on Dave Wallace??????
That's some diet plan! Shame on Dean! I
guess there's no truth in HIS advertising.
The body would look much better with its
rightful head in place, whoever it is.
Looking forward to seeing more body art.
Thanks for the best laugh I've had all week!
waste of money. Hrbacek needed a brain
transplant, not a body transplant.
When we got back from dinner this evening,
my husband was on the computer looking at
stuff. He asked me if I had heard "about
this guy running against Nick Lampson." Say
Then he showed me this:
So, I had to go over to your site and read
him what has been going on. Unlike me, he
knew all about "Winky Do."
January 18 - In the quest for the
new-and-improved Dean Hrbacek, we bring you Dean and
his new campaign slogan -
I Am What I Am
January 18 - UPDATED. Oh Sweet Jesus,
thank you for wondrous blessings.
The brochure that
U.S. House candidate and former Sugar Land mayor
Dean Hrbacek mailed to voters this week says,
"Dean's record speaks for itself."
But his physique does
not. In a photo next to the words of praise,
Hrbacek's body is spoken for by the torso of an
appreciably slimmer man.
presented as a true image of the candidate, is
actually a computerized composite of Hrbacek's face
and someone else's figure, in suit and tie, from
neck to knee caps. The give-away is a flawed fit of
head and collar.
Our crack research team from The World's Most
Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc., is on the ground right now
checking for more photos of Dean Hrbacek's head on other
people's bodies. We'll have results for you soon.
(You knew I couldn't resist, didn't you?)
UPDATE: I know you people from foreign states
probably don't understand why we local folks are
laughing ourselves silly this morning with the news
about Dean Hrbacek. Okay, so a politician photoshopped
his chubby body out of the picture. So what?
Well, for starters, Dean's body shape is very
distinctive. Very. A penguin comes to mind. In Texas,
we refer to that as Winkie-Do, as in, "his tummy sticks
out more than his Wink...." well, you can fill in the
rest and figure it out. To think that people who see
him every day wouldn't notice is kinda nuts.
Second, Dean is very vain. Okay, let me rephrase
that - Sugar Land Republicans, especially the far
rightwingers - are very vain. I mean, just look at Tom
DeLay - he's had a facelift and spends more time on his
hair than Jessica Simpson does.
Third, okay -- and this is good -- Commissioner
Andy Meyers has hinted that he's threatening to sue me
over the stuff
I wrote here. Guess who Andy Meyer's lawyer is?
You got it - Dean Hrbacek. (Click the little one to get
the big one.)
Oh dear, now I
hope more than ever that Andy sues me. I can hardly
wait to see whose body Dean wears to court!
Susan, I think someone you know may have
almost 2 months ago. Or, maybe that's
where Broschart got the idea in the first
January 17 - Okay,
Andy Meyer's campaign finance report
ready for your viewing pleasure. David got pretty
darned fancy this time and added some bells and
And you can see how hounding
County Judge Bob Hebert made him behave a little
And you can cringe at
Commissioner Tom Stavinoha's report.
I'm working on Patterson and a few others.
January 17 - How proud Republicans must be of a
justice system that
looks like this. ----
HOUSTON – Texas Supreme
Court Justice David Medina and his wife have been
indicted in connection with the arson fire that
destroyed their Houston-area home last summer.
---and then ---
Harris County District
Attorney Chuck Rosenthal told 11 News he will move
to dismiss the indictments for lack of evidence.
Head on over and
read the whole sordid story. If a self-confessed
perverted Democratic District Attorney was dismissing
cases against a Democratic Supreme Court judge, can you
even imagine the outrage on the Republican side? Oh
hell, they'd be hot as road tar in August.
January 17 - Okay, I've picked up the campaign
finance reports and have started scanning. I did good.
I've at least scared them into acting a little better.
Not perfect yet, but a little better.
wait. I spoke too soon. Tom Stavinoha has become a
total vendor ho. I mean, he's even taken money from
PBS&J. The man has got to go. This is disgusting even
to me and I'm pretty hardened to this crapola. I'm
scanning as fast as I can.
January 17 -
Reason #563 why you should
The problem is that a
new statewide voter registration database canceled
8,500 Travis County registrations when it came
online last year.
Some of those people
were almost certainly purged correctly because they
now live in other parts of the state. But Travis
officials say hundreds of cases have surfaced in
which a registration was improperly canceled for
someone living here. Hundreds more might not have
been caught yet, they warn.
Hundreds of voter registration were "accidentally"
January 17 - Okay, so how come they didn't know
this guy couldn't be trusted just by looking at his
hair? Gee, he might as well be wearing a neon sign that
WASHINGTON (Jan. 16)
- A former congressman and delegate to the United
Nations was indicted Wednesday on charges of working
for an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that sent
more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida supporter who has
threatened U.S. and international troops in
Mark Deli Siljander, a Michigan Republican when he
was in the House, was charged with money laundering,
conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly
lying about being hired to lobby senators on behalf
of an Islamic charity that authorities said was
secretly sending funds to terrorists.
Republicans just love their money, don't they?
To be honest with you, I'd take one look at this
guy and decide he couldn't lobby me to be
pro-education. I'd say to myself, "You know, there's a
real vacuum of leadership in the anti-education caucus.
I think I'll go with that." Cripes.
January 17 - Chip Bok made me grin this morning
Hey Chip could have said the black guy
and the hooter toter!
January 16 - Lone Stars and UFOs -- only in
Okay, so most of you have heard about the UFO over
Glen Rose, Texas. There used to be
dinosaurs in Glen Rose, now there's UFOs.
At least according to
some ole boys who saw it.
Seen any UFOs lately?
The Texas chapter of
the Mutual UFO Network is looking for people who
have seen strange flying objects in the Stephenville
area, about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
A pilot, the county
constable and business owners all insist that they
saw a brightly lit, silent object about a mile long
and a half-mile wide, flying low and fast.
But, that's not the best of the story. The best of
the story is that
some lady in Scotland predicted the whole thing.
On Dec. 11 -- more
than a month ago -- a Scottish writer and evangelist
wrote exactly what would happen.
Catherine Brown, 43
and a mother of four, wrote about a heavenly vision
predicting a "stunning star" over Texas that would
make "front-line news."
She posted this last
month on the Web site for Elijah List Ministries, an
Oregon-based publishing house that seems like sort
of a clearinghouse for end-of-the-world religious
"I see Texas ablaze
and a stunning star, like the star from the East
rising over the land. I hear the Spirit of the Lord
saying to: 'Watch for cosmic signs and wonders in
"He said there will
be a cosmological phenomenon that scientists cannot
explain, and the media will carry as front-line
"People will begin to
ask about 'the Light.' ... For a period of four
months -- from Christmas to Easter -- there will be
a window of opportunity for salvations, signs,
healings and wonders in Texas."
Brown has never seen
Texas in her life, she said Tuesday by phone from
her office at Gatekeepers Global Ministries in
A Come-To-Jesus meeting in Glen Rose seems about in
order right now. If ESP, UFOs, and the Glen Rose PTA
all come together at the same time, that's just The
Perfect Scorn. That's the Trifecta of Texas Typical.
Texas, I love yew.
Maybe there is something to that
prediction. The small window part. It is the
fist time since 1952 that the people of
Texas will actually have a say in the
primaries. No small miracle if we can stop
Gulliani. Perry and that dreaded TTC. I Say
BELIEVE, burn a candle, throw salt, boil a
newt, avoid ladders and for gosh sake don't
break any mirrors!
I smell a rat.
Glen Rose is home to the Creationism
Institute and "Dr." Carl Baugh of TBN fame.
You really should watch his program. It's
good for a few laughs. These "scientist "are
the one who chiseled human footprints into
the Dino prints to prove man and the Dinos
existed at the same time. They got smoked
out and confessed. Tying an evangelical
prediction to what ever happened makes me
real suspicious. Of course I'm paranoid
January 16 - It was worth the wait. Hal at Half
Empty introduces us to
the GOP's Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
I'm glad that Hal mentioned that defeated former
Sugar Land Mayor Dean Hrbacek has had a
charisma-ectomy. He is a handy stick by which we
measure boring and whiney in a five county area.
And, if we send Shelley Sekula Gibbs back to
Washington I'm pretty sure that all the other
Congressfolks will vote to give us back to Mexico. It
almost happened last time she was there.
January 15 - Yeah, ya think?
At the CD22 GOP candidate forum last night, the
Houston Chronicle reports this attitude----
"Shame on our party
when they knew about scandals and corruptions in our
(Republican) caucus and did nothing," Talton said.
Manlove agreed. "It
seems like, as Republicans, we have lost our dream."
Sweet Mother of Pearl, these people are running
against their own party!
Now, if only Andy Meyer's little crew would go the
January 15 - Granny rearranged the furniture and
changed the wallpaper.
But she still
makes me laugh.
Yep. I'm a pod slurper. I admit it.
January 15 - Okay, Guys, campaign finance
reports are due today so I went ahead and ordered-up the
take me a while to get them scanned and then beg David
to please, pretty please, put them in PDF format for us
all to see. So, hold your horses and once again cuss
the county commissioners for not putting all these
I know, I know,
County Judge Bob Hebert claims he's going to use the
county's emergency system to put his online. You'd
think maybe there would be a better use for the county's
new emergency system, but saving Hebert the cost of
putting it on his own website is probably considered an
emergency in some circles.
January 15 - Inquiring minds want to know ---
Re: Tom DeLay's new voter registration card
hate to ask this, but why is the gender spot
Real simple, if you
remember the difference between sex and
gender. Sex says whether you tote
hooters or the non-hooter alternative
equipment. Gender refers to your
behavior; is it what we would consider
appropriate for your sex? So if
you won’t ask for directions and you
like to break things, then you’re
So focus like a laser on
that concept of “appropriate behavior.”
For what kind of life form is Tom’s
behavior appropriate? A man? A woman? A
wriggling ferret? A dysentery germ? I
looked it up, and there’s no “sociopath”
He done good leaving it
blank. Probably the first honest thing
he did in this millennium.
Doyle in Eugene Oregon
and lovin’ it, lovin’ it, lovin’ it!
January 14 - I've been
playing over at Bob's site. Looks like Andy Meyer's
story is taller than it is long.
And, I would like to add
something. If Andy
me I will go directly to his office and kiss him flat on
the mouth because I would love, love, love to have
subpoena power over his campaign checkbook. That would
be better than recess in heaven.
May your wishes come true. I'll bring the
popcorn. It's amazing how stupid some people
are when it comes to suing. If you ask
questions, then questions can be asked of
you-a lot of them forget that last part.
January 13 -
You're gonna laugh, but
Kelly Siegler probably
January 13 - Okay, I've made a decision here. I
am no longer going to call it "EARLY Voting." I am
going to call it "SAFE Voting," and
Hal gives me another reason why.
Having Republicans run elections (in this county, they
select the chief of the elections division) makes me
real nervous. If they are going to challenge my vote, I
want to have time to hire myself a lawyer.
As Hal suggests, they might move my voting location
without telling me. Hey, if they do, I want more than a
couple of hours to find it. There's some pretty darned
good hiding places in my precinct, and I suspect they'd
select a dandy one.
SAFE Voting runs from February 19 - February 29 and
is in the same darned location every day.
A pretty smart guy once told me, "You should vote
on the first day they let you. That way, if you get run
over by a truck, your vote still counts." I like that
kind of optimistic thinking.
Plus, I figure that anything candidates say in the
last two weeks of an election is probably desperation
lies anyway. It's kinda like the lies you hear in a bar
30 minutes before closing time.
Any Democrat who doesn't Vote Safe has a loose cog
in their thinkin' assembly.
I don't know about "voting safe." I
was one of the first batch of 18 year
old voters, and election day is special
to me, maybe like those nuts who like to
do all their Christmas shopping on
Christmas Eve. As an example of the fun
one might miss, remember about a week
before the municipal elections in 1989.
Councilman Jim Westmoreland's suggestion
about naming the new airport terminal in
honor of the late Mickey Leland was
overheard by a reporter and resulted in
the election of Beverly Clark to the
council in his stead.
Dear Max -
but gotta admit that a man as stoopid as
Jim Westmoreland only comes around once
in a lifetime.
January 13 - I was in Austin yesterday and got
an opportunity to thank
former Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox for his
courageous stand in 1985 to give
Foundation back to the people of Fort Bend.
While the situation with The George Foundation has
improved greatly from the time it was a good-ole-boy
club shielded completely from public benefit and adult
responsibility, the dream of putting it back into the
hands of the entire community has not come completely
The board also voted
to increase its membership from three to five
trustees. The $94 million George Foundation,
established in 1945 by the late Albert P. and Mamie
George, stipulates that there will be at least three
and no more than five trustees at any time.
Mattox said his
office recommended increasing the board to include
women and minorities.
fluffy white boys still make all the decisions.
January 11 - We get email from Earl ---
Tom DeLay is a hoot! He wanted to throw
his shoe at the TV? I guess you'll say
anything to get attention when you're
DeLay was also
quoted in a January 9 Washington
article smearing Obama as a
"Marxist." According to the Times,
DeLay said: "Somebody from our side
needs to start talking about Obama
today. He's a Marxist but a very smart
one -- he doesn't let anyone know it."
from Susan: Tom DeLay is a college graduate
but a very smart one - he doesn't let anyone
As far as being irrelevant - he's
taking attention clues from Brittany Spears.
By the way, remember how Tom DeLay swore to a
federal judge that he moved to Virginia? Well,
surprise, surprise, guess who moved back home? Uh,
the same guy who never really left?
That's a ton of gall, huh? Maybe more. I mean,
Honey, you need a Gall-O-Meter to weigh this one.
Tom D. is taking his cues from Newt. Could
be more irrelevant? 'Course, Newtie is
always on TV (like Meet the Press) because
he always has a clean shirt and shined shoes
at the ready. Oh, and he has
better to do. I think Tom D. is just
the tiniest bit jealous.
January 11 - The 10
GOP candidates for CD22 debated last night at the
Belles of Heaven Republican Women's Club and it seems
they all agreed on one thing - they all really hate
Mexicans, but in a very Christian way.
indicated Caucasian Muslims are learning to speak
Spanish in hopes of crossing into the U.S. from
...and the sweet and
said calling an illegal immigrant an undocumented
alien “is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed
.... and this ....
called the district “A sanctuary area,” and added he
is “offended” that immigration laws already on the
books are not being enforced.”
enough, though, to make sure his housekeeper, yardman,
and local restaurant workers were all here legally.
It looked like a
Lou Dobbs convention.
On an only
slightly different note, a friend gave me something to
play with last night. You know how they use the term
RINO to mean "Republican In Name Only"? Well, she is
now using CINO, meaning "Christian In Name Only." I'm
stealing that. We're going to pronounce it See-No,
because they also "see no" hypocrisy.
January 10 - I dunno. Maybe it's just me. But
I like to think I know a
bad idea when I see one.
Would Ban Swearing in Bars
CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - What the ...? A St. Louis-area
town is considering a bill that would ban swearing
in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests
and profane music.
officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy
crowds under control because the historic downtown
area gets a little too lively on some nights.
Okay, so what exactly "too lively" be on weekend nights
in St. Charles,
Missouri? I mean, did somebody go "Hubba, Hubba,
get a load that Momma!" just a tad too loudly?
The proposal would ban
indecent, profane or obscene language, songs,
entertainment and literature at bars.
Uh, why exactly to people go to bars in St. Charles,
Missouri? The opera on the jukebox? The Monets on the
Sounds to me like the Belles of Heaven Republican
Women's Club has franchised out and has been spending
waaaay too much time at the local bars.
Susan, Next thing ya know they will try
to pass legislation to allow guns in
bars...Oh wait. Karen
January 10 - Woo. Woo. We may have some
big fun in Texas.
One of Hillary
Clinton's top Texas surrogates predicted this
afternoon that none of the Democratic presidential
contenders will have clinched the nomination before
the Lone Star State's March 4 primary.
Former Texas Land
Commissioner Garry Mauro, a Clinton friend for 35
years, said the state's 228 delegates to the
Democratic National Convention could play a key role
in deciding the nominee.
"Unless this Aggie
can't count, she can't get to 51 percent (of
delegates) before she gets to Texas," Mauro said in
a conference call with political reporters. "If
you're a political junkie, the next 45 to 50 days
are going to be pretty darned exciting."
Now maybe we'll stop being the Presidential
Candidate ATM Machine. A year ago I made
a modest proposal to get the Presidential candidates
to help fund the Texas Democratic Party. I wonder how
nice they'll be to us now that they finally need us.
Take a lookie right here at the State Party's
Write-Up. Nice job, Guys.
Everybody who thinks I ought to go to Denver, raise
their hand. Yeah, I thought so.
"Unless this Aggie
can't count ..."
can Aggies count anyway?
January 9 - Tom DeLay is trying to crawl back
into your pocket to take all your money and it's all
Paul Begala's fault.
You see, if you hate Paul Begala, you'll give Tom DeLay
money and then Tom can hit the golfing circuit again and
buy big ole cigars and Lord knows what else with your
money. Since he quit government, his book didn't sale,
and finding honest work seems to be beyond his ability,
he's running a scam like teevee preachers. But instead
of saying, "Give me money and I'll use it to fight the
devil," Tom says, "Give me money and I'll hate Paul
Begala for ya, and save you all that hatin' energy so
you'll have some to spare for ... oh, I dunno, Hillary
By the way, Paul Begala was born and raised right
here in Fort Bend County, and still has friends and
family here. I mean, if Tom had any sense of decency
whatsoever, he'd ask you to hate somebody from out of
state, or at least Amarillo.
Paul has gotten all on the
wrong side of Republicans lately. I'm really proud
of him. I really need a picture of him with Momma.
Click the picture to see Tom's newest scam in full
I read Tom
DeLay's Papal Bull and he's a fine one to
talk about "boots on the ground." Funny how
Republican Chickenhawks always use military
jargon to prove how tough they are. His
tomdelay.com website still insists (since
three months ago) that it'll be back up and
running with a big announcement. Should I
continue holding my breath in anticipation?
At least his new organization is a 501(c)
(4), so contribution's AREN'T tax
deductible. It'll be interesting to see how
much salary Tom and his good buddy Ken will
be drawing--inquiring minds want to know.
of DeLay's hucksterism in the Marianas is
that the factory owners forced their women
employees to remain childless while they
were there, which required forced
abortions. Now the one thing that the
Anti-Abortion and Pro-Choice sides actually
AGREE on is a no-forced-abortions policy.
Yet "Mr. Pro-Life" DeLay turned a blind eye
to it because he didn't want to embarrass
his rich buddies. There's an apt phrase
from the old "Beverly Hillbillies" TV show,
"Lower than a snake's belly in a wagon
Would it make me a liberal elitist to point
out the spelling errors in DeLay's mailer
("setting their sites" should be "setting
their sights" and "Achilles' Heal" should be
Susan: No, it would not make you elitist.
It would make you something even worse in
the mind of DeLay - educated. I caught the
Achilles Heal, but I figured Tom thought
Achilles was just another dude without
January 9 - With a heads-up to regular readers
Woosley from waaaay the heck up in the frozen tundra of
Michigan and from Brian in Hawaii, we are reminded why
Texas politics fascinates the entire nation.
You gotta go ahead and read the entire article
Houston DA Chuck Rosenthal.
Apparently those emails of his are a tad more
tantalizing than his affair with his secretary.
Already forced to
drop his re-election bid over e-mail love notes sent
from work to his executive secretary, District
Attorney Charles A. Rosenthal Jr. of Harris County
faced new questions Tuesday with the disclosure of
hundreds of other office e-mail messages containing
racy jokes, racial slurs and political campaign
Some of the messages,
which were approved for release Monday by a federal
judge, included attachments of pornographic videos,
although it was not clear how they got into Mr.
Rosenthal’s e-mail or who viewed them.
Ya know, Momma
lives in Houston and she's mortified that her District
Attorney is getting attention in Wisconsin and Hawaii.
Heck, she's even embarrassed that folks in Louisiana
know about it.
all know that elected Republican
officials are above the law.
they get caught.
one got caught. So did his flashy
should resign. She should withdraw
from the upcoming primary race.
isn't enough PineSol in Harris
County to get rid of the stench
from that office.
that trickle down thing. The
Federal DOJ is a mess. Why should
the local "justice department" in be
any different? Poop flows downhill.
January 9 - It's amazing what a little (or a
needling will do.
Fort Bend County will
use $587,000 in federal grant money to buy 30
emergency communication systems, designed to provide
rapid, fool-proof information to the public and
media outlets during times of crisis.
One of the Public
Information and Emergency Response Systems already
is operating in conjunction with Fort Bend County’s
official government web site. And in part to
publicize its existence, Fort Bend County Judge Bob
Hebert said Tuesday he will start using it to
publish his campaign finance reports.
Okay, so he's
using federal grant money (which Republicans think is
"free money") meant to be used for emergencies to
publish his campaign finance reports. Hey, whatever it
Since he's not up for re-election, you can bet
that his reports will be nice and pretty with very few
Remember: when he last left Boss Bob, he was
sitting on $72,000 of non-bid vendor and developer
money. Hopefully, my needling got him to clean up his
slovenly and gluttonous ways.
I will accept a round of applause and your
gratitude if these reports are clean.
January 8 - Remember Tom DeLay and the Northern
Later, DeLay would
tell The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin that the
low-wage, anti-union conditions of the Marianas
constituted "a perfect petri dish of capitalism.
It's like my Galapagos Island."
Well, as it
not so much. Unless, of course, you're in the sex
Wang and Kuo, along
with several co-defendants, operated a scheme to
recruit and import Chinese women and hold them in
prostitution in nightclubs and brothels in American
Samoa. Upon arrival, the victims, who were unpaid,
were denied access to their passports and return
airline tickets, and were denied the opportunity to
leave until they had paid off increasing debts.
capitalism at its finest. Heck of a job, Tommie!
Thanks to Alfredo for the heads-up.
Oh, Good Gravy Susan....
days left until Chimpy McFlightsuit
permanently retires to Crawford and you
have to go ahead and get me all riled up
over Hot Tub Tom again? The Northern
Marianas situation is why I despise that
weasely piece of pond scum.
we get asking all these current and
future congressvarmints to make right
what evil Tom, and his greedy minions
in Congress, have done to the innocent
women and children brought to the NM as
slave labor? In fact, I think it should
me a mandatory question for all the
presidential candidates, myself.
think that all these Super Deluxe Brand
of Christian friends of Toms would want
to help, eh?
Hmmm.............. Tom DeLay......
friends....... Oh, never mind.
Yankee Friend in Spring,
January 7 -
Republican County Commissioner Andy Meyers, who does not
have an opponent this year, nonetheless sent out his
semi-annual bill to non-bid county vendors to come and
bring him truckloads of tax-free money. And, in doing
so, he committed a third degree felony.
I am a happy woman.
Since he doesn’t need the money to campaign with,
we suspect he’s probably saving-up for mud flaps,
spinners, hog lights and a mobile hot tub for the pick
up truck he bought himself with campaign funds last
For you knuckle-dragging far-rightwingers who claim I
can’t be trusted with complaints against the Darling
Andy and his Steeple People Campaign Team, I’m going to
type this very slowly so maybe you can understand it:
I’m not asking you to believe me. I’m asking you to
believe your own eyes and ears.
Let’s start at the starting place:
It is against the law for a politician in Texas to
take corporate contributions. Doing so is a Third
Direct your eyes here.
Texas Election Code
§ 253.094. CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES
(a) A corporation or labor organization may not
make a political contribution or political
expenditure that is not authorized by this
(b) A corporation or labor
organization may not make a political contribution
or political expenditure in connection with a recall
election, including the circulation and submission
of a petition to call an election.
(c) A person who violates this section
commits an offense. An offense under this section
is a felony of the third degree
Under Texas law, contribution also includes an
“in-kind” contribution. That means that corporations
cannot provide a good or service that has value to a
politician’s political campaign.
On his unnourished
campaign website, Andy Meyers published a copy of an
invitation to his fundraising breakfast. I suspect that
Liz Mitton’s lead and change it once I expose it, so
here’s a copy as it was as late as Monday noon.
Click the little one to get the big one.
(We also have the source code from the website so if he
changes it, we’re still able to prove it.)
Now, you will notice that Andy’s invitation directs
you to either register online on his website (there’s no
link provided on the website to do that), or to call
Susan Brown at 281-579-7300, ext 100.
Hummmm … even the slowest of you are probably
getting a clue to the end of this story.
Yes, siree, that’s the phone number for Walter’s
Sass’ engineering company,
Weisser Engineering Company, Inc.,
a major non-bid incorporated vendor to the county.
Knuckledraggers, please don’t believe me, either
dial the number yourself or listen to this
convenient little recording we made for you.
(Warning: This recording features Texas law being broken
in real time.)
And, to make matters even worse, we busted Andy on the
Watch this movie showing how
Weisser Engineering Company, INC. also created the
invitation for Andy. Allow this to sink in - The
campaign of a County Commissioner is being run out of
the offices of a corporate non-bid county vendor.
Holy Smoke, Joe Camel, ain’t you aware that this
corporation just bills this back to the county and we
taxpayers get stuck with Andy’s campaign bill? That’s
why it’s illegal.
Now this has nothing to do with the story, but it's
a bizarre sidenote - Andy Meyers claims he spent a
total of $827 in the first six months of this year on a
“campaign phone” and “campaign cell phones” and charged
it to his campaign account. That’s close to $140 a month
on campaign phones but apparently that price doesn’t
include having phone numbers. Heck, I checked and for
$109, you can get two phones and 2100 minutes.
That’s 35 hours. If you’re spending more than 35 hours
a month on your cell phone, you’re gonna get a brain
tumor and do something nuts – like overspend on your
durn cell phone. So don’t do it.
Ya see, I think he just makes this stuff up. Since he
doesn’t have to prove where he spends money, I think he
just makes stuff up.
Back to our story.
I guess I’ve had it up to here with Andy and his
self-righteousness. I guess this just put me over the
top. I’m filing with the Texas Ethics Commission on
Andy. I don’t expect them to do diddle squat because
they’re still sitting on a complaint I filed against him
over a year ago.
It’s a felony and he's nailed three ways to right,
but do I expect District Attorney John Healey to do
anything with it? Do I expect Brittany Spears to get a
legitimate degree in divinity next year?
There's bent, there's crooked, and then there's
Juanita Honey, I don't have a dog in
this fight, but it sure is fun to
watch. You did a super job on the Andy
Meyers post; I know it was a lot of
work to put it together, and somebody
needs to give you a star. Thank you,
thank you, thank you.
if Andy doesn't have an opponent in
November's election, why is he draining
money from other Republicans candidates
who need it to win elections? I'm a
Democrat myself so I am pleased to see
him do it. I would rather see
Republican money be spent on pick up
trucks than phone banking. However,
thanks to you, it looks like it will be
spent on lawyers instead. Well done.
January 7 - Big changes happening over at
Bob's place. This is going to be great for Fort
January 7 - Those of you who try to stay on top
of the bottom sludge of ethics in this county, will want
to go ahead and download the
campaign finance reports I currently have on this
site. Put them somewhere for safe-keeping because
you'll be hearing more about them.
The new reports are due on January 15th - and I'll,
of course, scan and upload them because our worthless
no-account county commissioners are trying their damnest
to keep you from seeing them. These boys have more
tax-free raw cash stuff in their pockets than a crooked
cop in a speed trap.
However, there is hope on the horizon. Harris
County's County judge is
trying to bring a little ethics reform.
Emmett said he
intends to lobby the Texas Legislature in 2009 for
the power, if not the requirement, to make large
counties disclose their elected officials' campaign
filings in an online database, similar to those used
by state lawmakers and Houston city officials.
Emmett also said he
soon plans to host a Texas Ethics Commission
workshop on campaign ethics for county officials and
other interested parties. Some politicians and their
bookkeepers, he said, have only a vague
understanding of the laws governing campaign
contributions and spending.
Right this very minute, I know that our County
Judge Bob Hebert and Commissioner Andy Meyers are trying
to figure out a way to keep Fort Bend from being
classified as a "large" county. In fact, they're
probably trying to de-annex Missouri City and
I want to warn you that it's gonna take me about a
week to get all these reports scanned and uploaded
online. I will buy and scan the incumbent Republican
commissioners. If you want to see any others, let me
know. I'll do the best I can.
January 6 -
John Kelso gives us the the top ten stories from
Iowa and a good laugh.
It beats the tar
outta me why the political parties pick the bland
rural white-bread state of Iowa to start the
presidential selection process. Was North Dakota
booked? Iowa is a cross-section of America? Maybe
so. Hey, if you had to live in that section, you'd
be cross, too.
January 5 - Under the "Dude, that's Cold"
Category, we were sent this bit of information --
Cynthia Dunbar, the last-minute entry into the GOP
endorsed by Dean Hrbacek for her position on the
State Board of Education.
Hrbacek, of course, is the candidate who will be
hurt most by her decision to run. What a lovely way to
say thank you!
Now there's folks who believe that
and his Washington DeeCee connections convinced Dunbar
to enter the race in exchange for future favors.
Shelley Sekula Gibbs will make the run-off on name
ID alone, so the real fight is for the second run-off
Olson would benefit most from a divided rightwing
Super DeLux Brand Christian vote. Dunbar can take a
goodly number of Hrbacek's far rightwing votes.
Gotta admire that strategy. Must have been the
January 4 - We get email with inspired ideas
I know that you follow all things
GWB very closely... follow the below
link to a contest to design the 43's
when you and your gals friend are
out drinking heavily, (iced tea, of
course) let your artistic
inspirations (on a envelope) run
wild. As a starter - imagine this -
the presidential library shaped like
your lamps trimmed and burning.
January 4 - Seems to me I've heard that song
before, it's an old familiar score....
you say you will and then you won't, then you say you do
and then you don't ....
Chuck Rosenthal is making Republican politics in
Houston more and more fun every day.
Rosenthal said in an
interview Thursday that he was considering
re-activating his re-election campaign. He refused
to say why. Party leaders had said Rosenthal was
indecisive through much of Wednesday before
Great job of
keeping the Harris County Republicans all confused,
January 3 - My Bubba is having a horrible day.
His loyalties are so torn. He's an State
Democratic Executive Committee member, so he's
double-yellow-dawg loyal to the Texas Democratic Party.
But, dammit, Willie Nelson is suing the State
Party, and if you ain't loyal to Willie, well .... I
think it's the law that you have to turn in your Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Kucinich for President campaign is filing a lawsuit
against the Texas Democratic Party to stop the Party
from excluding Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich from
the Democratic primary election ballot. A
co-plaintiff in the lawsuit is legendary
entertainer, longtime Kucinich friend, and Texas
voter, Willie Nelson.
The state party notified the Kucinich campaign today
that its application for a place on the Texas
primary ballot was rejected because Kucinich refused
to "swear an oath" to "fully support the Democratic
nominee for President, whoever that shall be."
Poor Bubba. Willie, Party, Willie, Party, Willie
I remember a
couple of times running for precinct chair
in Harris County I had to swear so. One time
the slate I was sworn to support included a
transsexual convicted murderer. Another year
there was one of those androids from Planet
LaRouche. I was able to hold my nose and
swear with my fingers crossed, but I suppose
that President Kucinich has to be beyond
Poor Bubba. He
faces a more difficult task that Charlie
Howard, Norm Mason, Andy Meyers and Terese
Raia. They just have to choose between two
super deluxe type Christian types--Dean
Hrbacek and Cynthia Dunbar are both seeking
to represent CD22.
Oops, I forgot. Dunbar can't win. She
violated the rules. Women are not EVER
supposed to be in positions of authority
over men. So says Brother Howard, the proud
three time winner of Texas Monthly's Worst
Congress critter award and former supporter
of term limits who now seeks his 7th term.
Happy New Year!
January 3 - From our friend, Tony ---
Memories of oil
Rupert Murdoch, on the eve of the invasion
---- and Ann Telnaes
greatest thing to come out of this for the
world economy, if you could put it that way,
would be $20 a barrel for oil. That's bigger
than any tax cut in any country.
Not so much.
January 3 - Oh sweet manna from heaven, Cynthia
Dunbar has entered the GOP CD22 race. I am aquiver with
For you outta-towners, Cynthia Dunbar is a graduate of
Pat Robertson's law school, Holy Roller U. She got
herself elected to the State Board of Education on the
platform of doing away with education in general,
especially that weirdo microscope science stuff.
She is the darling of the Super DeLux Brand
Christians. If this woman finds you
your closet, she will come get you and
drag you into
the public square and whip you hard until you're
praying the loudest.
This is going to make the race real interesting for
the far rightwing. They've now got two candidates -
Cynthia and Dean Hrbacek - to split their votes.
Okay, Madam Swami Susan has a prediction to make:
the nastiest, dirtiest, most back-stabbing campaigning
will be done by Cynthia and Dean. Just buy your ticket
and sit back and watch.
I totally agree with you about Dunbar
(Pass the popcorn?)
January 2 - Bob Dunn has a couple of surprises
Mary Ward? That's a golden oldie.
news out of Harris County ---
District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal has withdrawn his
name from the Republican ballot for re-election
today amid pressure from his own party following
last week's release of intimate emails he wrote to
his personal assistant.
January 2 - Democrats smell blood in the water
in Commissioner Precinct 1 in Fort Bend. Five
candidates have filed in the primary against Republican
incumbent Tom "Mr. Hawaii" Stavinoha.
Marty Rocha (56, Needville), Rodrigo Carreon (38,
Fresno), Richard Morrison (40, Sugar Land), Sharon
Wallingford (62, Richmond) and Gerald Anderson (53,
Richmond) have all filed by 5:00 today. There may be
more before the deadline.
I haven't decided on a candidate yet but the first
question I will ask is, "Will you refuse all non-bid
vendor campaign contributions over $100 a year?" If the
answer is no, then we're asking to replace one bought
county commissioner with another.
The very first thing we need on commissioner's
court is ethics reform. Everything else is detail.
January 2 - Okay, so maybe it's my day to be
hacked-off with Democrats, but if Supreme Court
candidate Linda Yanez does not stop whining, I'm gonna
have to haul her butt to a meeting of Bimbos Anonymous.
She's bent four ways outta shape over the fact that
she has to get signatures on a petition to get on the
For pete's sake, woman,
put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
“When I ran for the
Supreme Court in 2002 we never had to collect all
these signatures. It’s a new thing,” Yañez said.
“Now, we have to
collect around 800 signatures and pay the $3,700 fee
in order to run. It’s an unbelievable burden just to
get on the ballot. It’s undemocratic. We have
literally had to travel all across the state in
order to the signatures. And everyone has to be a
Look Babe, if
you're gonna run for statewide office, getting around
the state to meet voters is not a bad thing. That's not
undemocratic. The rules are the same for everybody.
There's a word for that - fair.
Yanez is making
all female candidates look bad. Instead of running
around trashing her opponent, her time would have been
better spent growing the hell up. However, I can
understand how hard it is to travel all over Texas
carrying that enormous chip on your shoulder. That
sucker has to be heavy.
And yes, I hold Democrats to a higher standard
because they're supposed to know better than to whine.
Especially the hooter toters. Hooter toters cannot
whine. It's the law around here.
January 2 - And they had to
leave Texas to do this?
CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP)
-- Getting a tattoo can be a painful proposition,
but usually it's just the needle you have to worry
about. Two men trying to trace a loaded .357-caliber
Magnum as a pattern for a tattoo accidentally shot
themselves, the Otero County Sheriff's Department
Robert Glasser and
Joey Acosta, both 22, were treated at a hospital in
El Paso, Texas, after the shooting Thursday evening
in nearby Chaparral.
Glasser was struck in the hand when the gun
accidentally went off, and Acosta was hit in the
left arm. Their injuries were not life-threatening,
Hell, they didn't
have to go to New Mexico. We have laws protecting
stupid people in Texas, which explains George Bush, John
Cornyn, Rick Perry and these two guys.
(Thanks to Deb for the heads-up.)
January 2 - Here's the Lampson / Hillary story I
promised to share with you.
It’s an editorial from our local daily newspaper.
The writer talks about an hour long interview that
our Democratic Congressman Nick Lampson had at the
newspaper office. Nick, of course stressed his
conservative credentials throughout the whole
interview. Lampson is a Bush Dog Democrat. He’d
rather vote with Bush and against the Constitution than
display even the slightest amount of political courage.
Lampson announces to the entire newspaper staff
that Hillary Clinton would hurt him on the ballot. Oh,
that’s just dandy. Nick goes out of his way to
reinforce the Bubba Boys’ idea that Hillary not only has
hooters, she’s a flaming liberal and would be bad for –
heaven forbid! – even poor little helpless
just-trying-to-go-along-to-get-along Nick Lampson.
The editor says that Nick "blanches" at the thought
of Hillary. That’s just gay. I’m sorry. Grown men
don’t blanch. Heckfire, I’m real sissy and even I
don’t blanch. It’s embarrassing to have a blanching
You know, considering how lame and even toxic that
Lampson was for down-ballot Democrats in the last
election, he’s a fine one to go all blanchy on us.
Then, as if the Christmas elves sugar caned his brain,
Nick goes on to say glowing things about Democratic Gov.
Bill Richards of New Mexico. Bill Richards? Would that
be any kin to Bill Richardson, a truly liberal Governor
and former Clinton appointee?
So Nick misspoke Governor Richardson’s name. It’s
an easy mistake. Democrats here accidentally say Nick
Lieberman all the time.
Nick's scared to death of the "L" word - you know,
In retrospect, seeing how she acted once she
won that special election, the better choice
might indeed have been Shelley
Sekula-Gibbs. Thoroughly embarrassing
freshman Rethugs are always good to
re-enforce the message.
Lampson was just one of many Democrats I
sent money to in the last election. I
suppose the odds were that some of them
would turn out to be DINOs. Lampson and a
few others will never see another dime from
Victoria Wulsin, on the other hand, came
within an eyelash of unseating "Mean Jean"
Schmidt in Ohio in 2006--this with a
late-starting campaign, no money, no
name-recognition, and no support from Rahm
Emmanuel's DCCC. This time around, however,
the DCCC is going to throw some bucks and
help her way.
If enough real Democrats get seats, then we
can start worrying about the likes of
tell you how proud of you I am for standing
up and posting this on your site. I wish
someone else was running for CD-22.
think it's just Hillary who gives Nick
Lampson conniption fits or Uppity Women With
Opinions in general? Inquiring minds want
also a member of the "New
Democrats want "to move America in the right
direction"--yeah, HARD right! They're the
kind of "moderates" who think the law is
just if it forbids both the rich and the
poor from sleeping under bridges because it
"promotes individual responsibility."
January 1 -
A dandy wordsmith is hard
to find and a good storyteller even harder.
Thanks for kickstarting my new year, Steve.
Could not agree with you more!! My memories
of NYD were not that bleak - nor that funny
- but those hard times do stick in my
memory and to this very day I have what most
people consider at least an unusual
affection for turnip greens, pinto beans and
collards cooked with ham hock or backbone.
The rotation in front of the fire and the
hot wool flannel cloth soaked in Vicks and
pinned to my nightie to cure a cold are
memories that are still vivid, too. I could
go on but won't. Yep, Steve is a good'n --
and so are YOU, Susan.
Happy New Year from Missouri
January 1 - Happy New Year from Susan and the
old gang at The World's Most Dangerous Beauty Salon,
Welcome to the website formerly known as The World's Most
Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc.
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.