Gibbons’ political future turned bleak Wednesday as
prominent Republicans said his support in the party
is quickly disintegrating in the wake of the latest
court filing in his divorce.
Thanks to Deb for the heads-up! It's a full-time
job just keeping up with Republican family values.
That's it for me. The Gibbons piece has
convinced me that the "Party of Family
Values" has become the "Family of Party
Values". The Dems are just too square
to hang with anymore.
Me, Hot-Tub-Tom, and Up-Chuck
Rosenthal are meeting up with the
Vitter-man tonight, and we're all
jetting off to Vegas to get down and
party hard with Randy Jim. I've called
ahead to have some Geritol and Red Bull
cocktails already iced down at the
airport. I know for a fact that ALL
Vegas strippers are already tingling at
the prospect of having some geriatric
Neo-Con love machines breeze into
town and put some Pub style moves on
May 30 - Hal
knows I hate it when women act stoopid. It is my
scientific belief that men have cornered the market on
stoopid and we hooter-toters just need to step aside and
let them have it.
Hal's my friend and he'd mostly agree with me about
except when girls like Linda Starr make me cringe.
Hal makes a good point that as long as Ms. Starr keeps
acting like a Republican, she's gonna continue to look
incredibly goofy. Hal's got the numbers; Ms. Star
has the gall.
She's threatening two Texas Congressmen to support
Hillary Clinton or else dammit, even though those one of
those Congressmen's districts - Nick Lampson - went for
Obama. She's threatening that she and her
volunteers (who remain unnamed at this point) won't help
the Congressmen and might even vote Republican.
Well, la te da. Never heard of that spite and
nose thing, huh?
Me? I go along with
Charly Hoarse, who has a dandy idea for getting rid of
Lampson - run a REAL Democrat against him in the
primary two years from now.
May 30 - Texas
Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie and Betty Richie
both endorsed Barack Obama. That's two more
delegates for Obama.
His statement, in part --
am also grateful for Senator Obama’s commitment to
help build the Texas Democratic Party. Senator Obama
and his campaign understand something that Texans
have known for at least a couple of years – that
when Democratic candidates invest the time and
resources necessary, Texas Democrats have the
numbers to compete and win across every region of
our great state. We made progress in 2006, and in
2008, the Texas Democratic Party is more energized,
better organized, and we are poised to make
significant gains this fall.”
May 29 - Oh Good
the man is coming apart at the seams. He's
going to challenge Castro to a monster truck pull next
I just know it's coming.
This is the leader of the free
world, people. Do something, for God's sake.
He's regressed back to frat boy. This isn't safe.
Look, I'm perfectly serious about this -- anyone who
voted for him the second time should never be allowed to
vote again. Ever. They are nuts and we
cannot trust their judgment.
In fact, if they've ever had a Bush bumper sticker on
their car, we should get to take away their driver's
license. You want people who voted for Bush to
make merging into traffic lanes decisions? See, I
didn't think so.
This ranks up there with the Angela
Merkel business. You can almost feel
sorry for Papa Bush. What an
embarrassment. No wonder
he broke down in tears when Jeb was
leaving the governors office in
Florida. The plan had gone so terribly
have a Canadian passport, please?
May 29 -
Democracy, I love yew.
Bubba and I went to Bastrop, Texas, last night to meet
and greet with some delegates to Texas State Democratic
Convention and Barbeque Festival that is happening next
week in Austin. Bastrop is a stone's throw from
Both the Clinton and the Obama delegates met for
delegate training in Bastrop. Different locations,
but same smart, great, and fun kind of people.
The Hillary delegates met at Clara's house.
Clara, who is 76 years old and rightly proud of it, has
been a lifelong Democrat and knows how to set a table
and welcome people to her home.
That's Clara in the white pants suit and her friend Anne
sitting right next to her. These two women know
how to commit democracy in full open view of the public
and the constable.
They packed Clara's living room and laid down plans for
the convention. Vickie Vogel and
were there to answer questions for first-time convention
goers. That's Vickie over there in the white
shirt. I tell everybody that she's my favorite
SDEC member, much to Bubba's consternation. Texas
has two SDEC members for each senate district - a man
and a woman. In our district, the woman is the
smartest, of course.
After some great fellowship, we headed across town to
the Obama meeting. Nat Troy, the Obama coordinator
for our Senate District, was there explaining the rules
and trying to herd cats. I can say that because
I'm one of the cats that Nat has to herd.
As you can
guess, I do not respond well to falling in line and
somebody should have warned Nat about that. I'm
not saying who that somebody should have been, but the
initials Glen Maxey come to mind.
The tables were filled, and people were grabbing seats
in the back. There was enough excitement in that room to
stuff an amusement park. Most folks there were
old-timers who had been to many a convention, but it was
great fun to
some young folks campaigning for a seat on the national
I love the caucus process. It's more fun than
recess in heaven. I believe in government. I
know government can do great harm under Republicans but
can save the Constitution, grow the economy, and become
people-powered under Democrats.
I'm sorry to get all sweet and nice on you this
morning, but dammit, these folks reminded me why I love
being a Democrat!
May 28 - I've
kinda become unnaturally fascinated by John Hagee, the
ugly old man who hates women.
Open Left, a very smart woman has found the Top Ten
Crazzzy Things John Hagee has said.
This is one of my personal favorites --
Spirit-filled woman can submit to her husband's
lead. It is the natural desire of a woman to lead
through feminine manipulation of the man...Fallen
women will try to dominate the marriage. The man has
the God-given role to be the loving leader of the
- Pastor John Hagee in his book
What Every Man Wants in a Woman (Charisma
Oh goodness, our Republican State Representative Charlie
Howard, who is also not... like .... okay, I'll say it,
real handsome ..... appears to have founded a
cult. Charlie told me in 1998 that it was God's
will for women not to be leaders. At the time, I
was kinda hoping that wouldn't catch-on.
Answer me this - how come real ugly men are the loudest
when it come to women submitting to men? Oh wait,
I get it now. Took me a minute there, but I think
I understand now.
Y'all, I hate to say this, but I have a real hard time
taking orders from a short chubby old guy in a shirt
that looks like he needs to be run up a flagpole.
End times alert - Jews on first. I
don't know's on second. What a cast.
Thanks for the Blumenthal video.
Keep up the good work the
more people know about this screwball
the better. I read Matt Taibbi's
article. It describes classic
brainwashing like most any cult will
use. In fact I find a big similarity
with Scientology. They get you to
confess your deepest fears and failings.
Looks like Hagee's group stole a page. I
am sure this is just the tip of the
Iceberg. There are probably more extreme
retreats as you move up the hierarchy. I
wonder if Fortenberry teaches a class on
assault techniques against Gay bars?
official. Bush is WORSE THAN NIXON.
Next up: "How The Elections Were
Stolen" by John Bolton. Forward by G.
Hundreds of thousands of family members
will for the rest of their days on
Earth look to this administration
with justifiable hatred for maiming or
killing their friends, husbands,
wives, sons, daughters, brothers,
sisters, fathers, mothers, nephews,
nieces, grandsons, and granddaughters.
prediction for future text books:
Bush's entry will always get an asterisk
and will often be accompanied by a photo
of Al Gore as the rightful president.
- After winning the backing of an influential Texas
televangelist, presumptive Republican presidential
nominee John McCain yesterday abruptly rejected the
pastor's endorsement after more of his controversial
remarks became public - including a sermon in which
he says the Nazis "operated on God's behalf" to
drive Jews from Europe to Israel.
But who didn't reject Hagee? Who's still lovin' up
all over Hagee?
That's ole Slick John standing there to the right,
applauding McCain for being a total jerk and Hagee for
being ..... well, I'm not saying that Hagee is the
Anti-Christ, but he lives in the same zip code as the
It is a
report by Rolling Stone reporter Matt
Taibbi who went undercover to Hagee's
church. This report is an excerpt from
his book " The Great Derangement" He
was on C-span this weekend and the
things he witnessed and reported on at a
required retreat with the church will
explode a sane person's mind.
and his flock are really deranged!!
They were given barf bags to vomit in
when the demons were prayed out of
them--and they were instructed not to
say the name "God" when the devil was
coming out as just saying the name would
block him from coming out of their
bodies, and get this- they were even
told not to utter or think the name of a
friend or loved one because it would
give the Devil/Demon a new soul to
torment. I wonder if McCain or Cornyn
have attended any of Pastor? Hagee'
May 27 - Al is
cranky this morning, and he's got good reason to be
think that I start my day by saying my
daily prayer, Dear Lord, give me this day my
daily annoyances.... I seem never to lack
for any. Todays is the headline on CNN
about John McCain's position regarding the
proposed GI Bill. His own education was one
of the very best available to anyone and it
was paid for in full by the US tax payers.
As the son and grandson of Admirals, his
admission to the United States Naval Academy
was assured from the moment he emerged from
his mothers birth canal with the requisite
number of arms and legs, eyes, ears,
testicles (no females at the USNA in those
In addition to a formal education he had a
job upon graduation...not every college
graduate does, you know. Now when he had
to help others like himself who had served
their country, he's become parsimonious.
John should be ashamed of himself, if he's
not, I certainly am. I don't know how
many stars he had when he retired, but I'd
bet that his military retired pay, plus any
VA Disability pay he may have, plus his
future Senate retirement, not to mention is
rich wife, he's particularly well off.
May 27 - Folks
who have been around here for a while know that I love
numbers. Numbers are cool. They stay put and
don't change meanings on ya just because some fad comes
I am not a mathematician, but I have a solar powered
jeweled pocket calculator and vague memories of college
algebra, which obviously gives me a leg-up
on a certified CPA and a lawyer
specializing in finance.
So, last night I got into a small disagreement with
another person who loves numbers. We were
disagreeing about the number and political persuasion of
young voters in Fort Bend County, Tom DeLay's
Come to find out, there are 56,000 registered voters
aged 30 or under in Fort Bend. Of that number,
26,000 have voted in an election since 2000.
Now here's where it gets interesting. Of those
26,000 under age 30 voters, less than 3,000 of them
voted in the Republican primary in '06 and '08.
Holy Hormone Holders! We're raising ourselves
So, as of today, I'm gonna quit throwing rocks at young
May 25 -
You know that batspit crazy newspaper that the Moonies
own, The Washington Times?
You know that batspit crazy teevee station, Fox News?
Here's what happens when you mix them.
Warning: It's a lethal chemical reaction that
causes your brain to explode.
With that warning, here goes - Liz Trotta is the
Washington Bureau Chief for the Washington Times.
She appeared on Fox News.
She said this ---
First she called Obama "Osama," then said she
wanted them both "knocked off," and then laughed like
Medusa with a migraine. It's 15 seconds from hell.
Lord, I hate it when women act insane on national
Susan, I have already been plenty PO'd
over Hillary's last gaffe and thought
that others would take the hint and
learn. Apparently Liz Trotta did not.
She is not only guilty of perpetuating
the subject, she is criminally guilty!
get to see the HBO movie last night, Recount it
was about the 2000 Presidential
election, specifically the FL situation,
maybe I should call it the "scene of the
crime", it was a good pic, but
depressing as hell. What would the
Minute Men say if they could see their
country today? A somber Memorial Day to
one and all. My flag is flying, and I'm
not even a Republican.
Batspit or Baptist?
I had a mouthful of coffee that I
nearly sprayed on my monitor when I mis-read
that. I kind of like the idea of
baptist crazy though.
May 25 - I've made
a couple of changes over on the left at Dandy Links.
I took off Fort Bend Now because ever since it sold to
some Houston outfit, it's been like diving off a cliff
with weights tied to your ankles. The comments,
which used to be a favorite pastime of smart, clever
people, have been taken over by about five anonymous
people with multiple personality disorder or complete
and total personality disorder. Nobody with
anything to say says it there anymore.
I replaced it with Bob
Dunn's Brazos Riverblog. Bob's one of my
favorite writers (and people), although I am a little
miffed that he didn't
invite me over for apple pie.
I also added
Zippidy Doo Da with the motto "I'm not stupid. I'm
from Texas." Charly Hoarse is danged funny and I
think you'll enjoy him. Steve at
White's Creek is a dandy wordsmith and he often
treats us with great outdoor pictures around his home.
Granny Geek is a
daily stop for me, always hoping for a new post.
Fran is a
displaced Sugar Lander and a good friend with a
wicked sense of humor. She can always make me
The girlfriends at Folo
keep me informed about Mississippi politics,
good-ole-boy pride, and even have some great recipes.
It's a one-stop Southern Girl Shop.
is the only blogger alive. Everyone else just
copies him. No, seriously, he's the Daddy.
Hal. Hal is the smartest blogger in Texas.
Give my friends a visit. Most of them keep their
places clean and fresh smelling.
find it's really wild that we can work for three
years on a project and then the board is so
qualified they can pull it out of their hat
overnight," said board member Pat Hardy, a Fort
Worth Republican who, like other board members,
received the substituted document when it was
slipped under her hotel door less than an hour
before their meeting was set to convene Friday
conservatives on the board prepared the latest
Thanks to mb for the heads-up.
And, by the way, check the emails after the David
Wallace pony show entry. Some good ones are coming
Our state board of education clearly has
none. It has been an embarrassment for far
too long, and soon we'll be compared,
unfavorably of course, to Kansas. At least
Kansans seem to be learning, and are
abandoning the R ship like rats. Do I smell
a Leininger somewhere?
May 24 -
Look, I don't think that Hillary meant evil things with
her really dumb statement yesterday.
I think that she was trying to point out that campaigns
can go into June, and said that Robert Kennedy was
"assassinated" instead of "campaigning."
It was dumb. Incredibly dumb. Bean dip
honkin' dog dump dumb.
It not only was dumb, it was wrong. My memory,
which ain't all that great but certainly better than
hers in many cases, is that, true, Bill Clinton hadn't
sewed-up actual numbers needed for the nomination in
June. California hadn't voted yet, but that was just a
formality. California put him over the top, but it
was over weeks before then.
You'd think she'd remember that because she had a
better seat than I did.
Hal is right on target when he says ---
frankly I think she’s just tired and frustrated.
Those two things, mark me, are a deadly combination
and makes you say things you don’t mean, or if you
are thinking about those things, you normally
restrain yourself in order to be polite and tactful.
Quite frankly, it strikes me that this is the kind
of thing that Hillary Clinton was hoping to occur
within the Obama campaign – some sort of
unforgivable gaffe or event that would cause
superdelegates to rethink their votes. Ironic, isn’t
it, that the campaign killer she was anticipating
may just have occurred in her own campaign.
What she said was dumb and wrong. Her recognition
of that fact has been lacking.
However, I am willing to bet my best pair of pink boots
that by tomorrow morning, Hillary's camp will have spun
it so that she's the victim.
I grow oh so weary of Hillary the Victim.
How 'bout she says this instead, "What I said was
incorrect and hurtful in that it evoked painful and
frightening thoughts and memories. I apologize and
accept responsibility for my words. I will make other
mistakes in my life, but I will not make this one
That's what an adult says. That's what a woman
May 23 - Holy
Rock and Roll on the Shroud of Turin. This is the
largest display of ego since Sheriff Milton Wright put
his name in large capital letters all over the patrol
Watch as retiring Sugar
Land Mayor David Wallace turns Sugar Land into Six Flags Over Jesus.
It's inventively and creatively entitled "The Sugar
No, seriously, this is the Sugar Land mayor singing all
big one is here.
I am told that this video was presented to all Sugar
Land city employees by Wallace as his goodbye gift.
No word yet on how the Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and
agnostic employees enjoyed their parting gift.
However, I highly suspect that all employees would have
appreciated a piece of cake or something more than David
Wallace singing a duet with ... well, of course, David
Look, it's one thing to strut yourself as a rock star,
but don't drag Sweet Jesus all over town to cover for
bad lyrics. Sweet Jesus has done nothing to
Republicans - you can dress them up, take them out, and
even give them background music, but ya just can't make
Wallace singing about the evils of greed and
Does Jesus get irony?
I'm certain that the city employees do.
Being a master
guitar player I have always hated the faking
that goes on in videos and many TV
performances. Remember when Saturday Night
Live used to advertise, Network TV's only
live musical performance. They had to stop
that years ago because many of the groups
use prerecorded tracks and I have caught
some of the famous ones playing stuff that
was not even close to the music not to
mention everyone being off beat when there
is one. So I guess Wallace just thinks it's
OK to fake with a guitar too. He was not
playing the song and it looked like he was
struggling to find a chord if he might even
know some basics. Typical Repug knows 2
chords so he thinks he is an pro. What
makes a pro in the Music Bidness today? Oh,
you ask someone that knows who paid for
all of the production cost of that
youtube fiasco? Separation of church
and state issues there if the taxpayers
paid for it.
live in or near Sugarland although I
used to back in the 70's. Don't have a
dog in the fight but find all of that,
uh, stuff, interesting.
So Bono Wallace
thinks that something other than pride
caused him to spread his face in multiple
images across the screen? Somebody had
better capture that video before Wallace
realizes how embarrassing it is and removes
Sweet Girl from
I never realized; y'all have a real
problem over there. I opened up the
utube video, viewed it for about 9
nanoseconds, and commented, "It makes my
hair hurt". I was embarrassed for him.
Ego like that is unnatural, even
dangerous. I'm glad I live way, far
east of Sugarland over here in
Beaumont. We have our problems, but
nothing like I perceive Sugarland has.
wins any Bad Mayor Contest anywhere,
anyplace, anytime. Why didn't he
give the city employees autographed
pictures of himself? It would have
saved everyone a lot of time.
the deal at the beginning about helping
finally understand how Tom DeLay kept
getting elected from your city.
I laughed so hard, I almost peed in my
pants when I saw the shot of him
"singing" (in harmony with himself, no
less) in front of the former Imperial
Sugar refinery. Taking his best/last
shot at former BFFs Will Perry, Costa
Baijali, & R D Tanner, maybe??
Sugar Land expat
you to know that your entry made it all
the way to Los Angeles where a former
Texan used it as a humorous example of
entertainment expected in Texas. I
once saw a mayor in Iowa who could
whistle through his nose. He was
more talented and tasteful than your
Susanhoney, look at it this way.
If Mayor Dave ever runs for higher
office, he can be his own Rev. Wright.
Speaking of which ------- how's his
business deals in Waco going?
- at about 2:05 there's a mountain range
with a lake. When did yall get
mountains in Sugar Land? Did
Wallace start with a molehill?
May 22 -
Okay, I have a couple of friends who live in DeeCee and
they get all the good rumors first. I got one
today from my friend Kary who says this is a reliable
source. I cut the incriminating information.
LLO, for whom I produce shows has been using the
John Edwards campaign offices here in Southern
Village, a beautiful complex of businesses and
restaurants just down the road from my house.
He gave up his offices when he came out of the
This morning, we have been officially informed that
Edwards campaign needs the offices back and we must
move as of today.
Does that tell you who is going to be the
You figure it out.
You heard it here first.
Chapel Hill, NC
My hope was that John Edwards would be Attorney General.
However, Veep would do. Yes, it would.
Cornyn's response was that the ad was from the "anti-war
crowd." How in the fool tarnation is wanting
educational benefits for vets being anti-war?
John Cornyn never spent one single day serving his
country. He's a big ole nincompoop son of a motherless
goat who has disrespected Texas veterans for the last
the soon-to-be-former Vice President and the
maybe-next Mayor of Candyland in action
reminded me...this is National Silly Hat
There is an old
West Texas saying about hats like that. You
need two of them - one to crap in and the
other to cover it up. Your Mama probably
wouldn't like hearing this, but mine, a
Baptist church-going lady, still says it
every now and then, if the man's hat is
May 21 - Okay, so
Sugar Land will be electing themselves a new mayor on
June 21st. A couple of people have asked me who I
I've thought hard about it. Daniel Wong.
think of the entertainment value that Daniel Wong
would give us folks in Richmond while we watch from a
Plus, think of it this way: Wong is so incredibly
goofy that nothing - and I mean nothing - will get done
while he's mayor. That's not such a bad thing
On the other hand, if
Thompson is elected mayor, lots of things will get
done. And all of them are bad.
No, seriously, you might as well hand the keys to the
city to developers with their hands out if you vote for
So, doing nothing suddenly looks pretty darned good.
The proceeding was a professional political analysis.
Do not try this at home. No animals were harmed in the
preparation of these ideas.
May 21 - I have
a friend who works in DeeCee. He sent me this
snapshot from Shelley Sekula's Gibb's old office door,
with the note, "and the beat goes on."
Dang, I miss that goofy broad. On days when I
didn't have anything funny to write, I could count on
Shelley doing something entertaining.
Take Highway 36 through Rosenberg and go under both
railroad passes. 'Bout a mile down the road on
your right, you'll see the sign: Pavlock Farms.
Turn right and got about a forth a mile to Pavlock
farms. For you map people, it's 210 Huntington
Road in Rosenberg.
I came home with tomatoes, all manner of squashes,
okra, corn, and bell peppers. My friend Marsha
bought a 26 pound watermelon that she says she'll finish
off in a few days. Fair Warning: do not get
between Marsha and watermelon.
Greg's open from 9 to 6 everyday except Saturday when
he knocks off at 4. Closed Sundays.
The lake behind
Ernest Randall’s shooting range in League City
suddenly sank about four feet at the end of March.
He had to move his
boats, which were completely beached, and his
suddenly useless dock, which was stretching across a
muddy basin instead of lake water.
If it had been the
result of a drought or other weather condition,
Randall would have been frustrated, but when he
found out his neighbor across the lake was
responsible, he was infuriated.
Nice, Christian, American-lovin' guys, huh?
Susan – I live about a 5 iron away from
the lake in question. The really
ironic part of this story is that the
daughter in law of the lake / shooting
range owner is probably about to become
our mayor. Some serious karma at work
May 20 -
This is not for the squeamish, so if you've just had
lunch, stop reading here.
The Republicans in Congress want Tom DeLay back.
See, I told you it would upset your tummy.
They are that desperate. A Republican on the Hill
also said Boehner “lacks some of the killer
instinct” of former Majority Leader Tom DeLay
(R-Texas). “DeLay had a lot of problems, but he got
the job done. Boehner needs a little more DeLay in
him. He’s got to knock some heads,” said this
taken a decidedly anti-DeLay approach since taking
over the party in early 2006, preferring consensus
over conflict. But the GOP’s recent slump had some
members and aides reminiscing fondly about the days
when “The Hammer” ruled the Republicans.
Bless their hearts,
don't they realize that Tom DeLay's corruption and
selfishness is what got them into this mess in the first
May 20 - You just
gotta love Republican men. They are so danged
Remember ole Vito Fossella from
New York who got caught driving drunk, then called his
mistress to come bail him out, and she brought along his
illegitimate child? Striiiike three and you're
outta here ---
A New York
congressman who admitted to fathering a child out of
wedlock with a woman who bailed him out of jail on a
drunk driving charge this month announced Monday
that he will not run for re-election.
choice was an extremely difficult one, balanced
between my dedication to service to our great nation
and the need to concentrate on healing the wounds
that I have caused to my wife and family," Rep. Vito
Fossella, a six-term Republican, said in a written
You're dedicated to something, Cowpoke, and it appears
to have something to do with service. However, not
to this country.
A 47-year-old Pearland woman accidentally shot
herself in the side with a revolver during target
practice in the 18000 block of Amoco Drive in
Pearland, Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Sgt.
Charles Bankston said.
“Apparently they were target shooting and she was
going to do some kind of quick draw behind her back,
goofing around and she shot herself in her side,”
The woman shot herself on the left side, just above
her hip and the bullet exited her back, Bankston
What would Annie Oakley do?
Quick draw? Maybe not so much.
I don't know Sgt. Bankston but I suspect he should get
a commendation for keeping a straight face.
These guys are pretty much equal
opportunity bashers, but there's some
seriously funny stuff here.
Dave in Austin
May 18 - Deb sent
us a bizarre story about
John McCain at the NRA. These people expected
to be able to carry their concealed weapons, including
handguns and knives, into a McCain speech because it's
their right, dammit.
A small but startling
sign welcomed the gun lovers who arrived at the
National Rifle Association's annual gathering
"Firearms WILL NOT be
allowed in Hall A during the Celebration of American
Values Leadership Forum."
Beyond this sign at
the Kentucky Exposition Center was a row of 10 metal
detectors. They were manned by uniformed Secret
Service officers deployed because the scheduled
speakers included presumptive Republican nominee
The Secret Service
sets the rules in such circumstances, and even NRA
big shots had to go through the screening. Thousands
found themselves standing in a long, slow, feeder
line before they even reached one of the lines that
stretched in front of each metal detector.
But whoa, I thought
John McCain didn't want Secrtet Service protection.
Just last month, he turned it down.
I guess that after Huckabee's speech to the NRA, McCain
decided that those NRA people are nuttier than squirrel
poop and he just might need some protection from them.
My sympathies lie with the NRA nuts. I mean,
think of this way - they gotta know how crazy each other
are. Some danged fool NRA nut is liable to try to
shoot somebody in the room so the other NRA nuts have to
be carrying so they can shoot the original nut and the
original nut's friends gotta shoot the shooters and
before you know it --- hey, it's Gunfight at McCain
May 18 - My
email server is down this morning, so if you emailed me
in the past 24 hours, I likely didn't get it. It's
working now, so re-send any emails.
We had a great meeting of Fort Bend Democrats
yesterday, and most of us are getting ready for the
A handful of Clinton delegates in Sugar Land are being
real stinkers and trying to keep any Fort Bend
Democratic delegates from being seated at the State
Convention, even including themselves and other Hillary
delegates, just because Obama won and they are oh so
tiddily peeved about that.
Ya know, if they had spent half as much time organizing
and building prior to the Senatorial Conventions as they
are tearing things down for everybody afterward, they
might have won. But instead, they are giving
bon-bon-eating lazy flighty bitter women a bad name.
And I hate that, because I spent most of my life giving
them a good name.
Sorry to hear about your Fort Bend
County woes. If you ever need a bogus
address in Montgomery County, you're
welcome to use mine (not that I'm much
better off in Montgomery County than you
are in Fort Bend County).
May 16 -
I am so screwed.
I'm sorry to use that word, Momma. I know you
don't like that word, but there's no other way to put
You'd think that after having Tom DeLay as your
Congressman for 15 years that things could not get
That's what you'd think. And apparently you'd
First out of the box, I have Republican Congressional
candidate (and obviously not a brain surgeon) Pete
Olson. Oh Lord, this is bad.
While every other Republican in the entire world is
running away from Dick Cheney ...
Olson sends this out to everybody within emailing
You are cordially invited to
a luncheon honoring
Republican Nominee for
Congressional District 22
With Special Guest
Vice President Dick Cheney
Friday, June 6, 2008
Please plan to arrive by 10
am to allow time to clear
at the home ofJan
and Dan Duncan
2980 Lazy Lane,HoustonTX77019
Dude, I would not make this up. He's having Darth
Cheney come help him campaign. No word yet on
allowing Cheney to drown little kittens with his bare
hands in the punch bowl to entertain the crowd.
Dick Cheney. Oh Lord, don't they know that Dick
Cheney has a lower approval rating than flesh eating
Plus, the email was sent by Tom DeLay's former
assistant, Dana Benoit. That's Cheney, DeLay, and
$1,000 cheap seats to an event. Ta da! - the
trifecta of sneer!
Not only is my Republican congressional candidate
stoopid - he's mentally disturbed.
Now get this ---
In a regular democracy, even in third world countries,
I would have another choice in this election come
Not so fast.
My Democratic congressman (who almost got beat by a
write-in candidate) is more Republican than Cheney.
Okay, so he's less evil than Cheney. I'll grant
you that, but it's a close call sometimes.
Democrat Nick Lampson voted for FISA. See what I
mean about the close call?
And, he voted against the Clean Beaches Act. He
has beaches in his district, for Pete's sake, and but he
was one of only three Democrats who voted against the
Clean Beaches Act! What was that all about?
Yesterday was the stunner. Yesterday,
Lampson went lower than whale poop on the ocean floor
when he voted against veterans. Cripes, 32
Republicans crossed the aisle and voted for the veterans
bill. It's a good bill and very patriotic.
This bill would allow our veterans from the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars to go to college. Lampson stood
courageously opposing both veterans and college while
newest conservative Democrats, Don Cazayoux (LA) and
Bill Foster (IL) both voted with the Democrats on this
I am so screwed.
I can vote for the crazy Cheney dude or the cold and
calculating Cheney dude.
I can't vote for Olson because he's just creepy.
However, if I vote for Lampson I'm voting against the
interests of my own children.
veteran son will have to go to dirty beaches instead of
college. But, thanks to Lampson, no matter where
he is, he can be spied on.
I am sooooo screwed.
that the California Supreme Court has
legalized gay marriages there, Lampson no
longer has an excuse for not marrying
Bush--he sure ain't married to his
Well it's almost the mark of the Beast. They
probably had it scheduled 2 days earlier and
one of those RR you talk about caught it.
They obsess on that kind of stuff you know.
I know you are in shock Susan, but look at
the silver lining, 6/6/08 would be a great
day to mount a monster PROTEST Rally in
your neck of the woods.
creep! I went to college on the G.I.
Bill. Probably Lampson, and most of
those who oppose the bill were never
weighted down with military service.
(John McCain who went to college at the
tax payers' expense being an
disgusts me so much I'm tempted to move
to Sugarland and run as an Independent.
No wait, that is extreme. There must be
someone down there of note who could be
lured into a third party challenge.
May 16 - So last
night I went to Texas City to hear the Texas Democratic
judicial candidates. You're gonna get an earful
over the summer from me about why we need to run those
dang activist anti-consumer anti-worker Republicans off
the Texas courts.
However, I want you to consider this first: What
are the odds of you being a blonde named Susan and going
to a Texas City union hall and there are two other
blondes named Susan? Pretty slim, huh?
Well, please meet two other Susans.
On the left is my friend, Judge Susan Criss from
Galveston. On the right is
Susan Strawn, Democratic candidate for the Texas
Court of Criminal Appeals. It was Smart Blonde
Susans Galore in Texas City last night. Okay, so at
least I'm blonde.
Susan Strawn is just one of the many highly qualified
candidates prepared to take back Texas Courts.
There was standing room only at the packed union hall,
where Judge Criss hosted all the Texas judicial
Houston, one of my favorite candidates (on the
gave a rousing speech about consumer rights. He's
running for the Texas Supreme Court and he's going to
We also got to hear from Burt Mosier,
Leslie Taylor, and
- all excellent candidates. To be honest, I've
never been in a room with that many writ twits and still
had a good time. Lawyers can suck the fun out of
Disneyland, but these guys are smart, engaging, and
hunkered down for a good fight.
Afterwards, ole Bubba and I went to dinner with Susan
Criss and her daddy, Lloyd. Susan knows a bunch of
highly entertaining stories about Texas Democratic Party
Chairman Boyd Richie. So, if you ever need
anything from Boyd, just let me know.
I read about those crazy ants and the
first thing that came to mind was -- of all
things -- being thankful that Ole Tommy gave
up on being an exterminator. If he'd been
the one to discover them they'd be called
Crazy DeLay Ants. Of course, if he HAD been
the one to discover them, he'd probably have
applied his standard remedy for pests -- pay
them off with some else's money. And if
that didn't work
he'd have to redistrict the state so all
those ants would become someone else's
Don (who only has gypsy moth caterpiggles to
deal with this Spring.)
would Tom name the ants? The term piss
ant has already been taken.
- Ah, life is good. House Republicans believe
they'll lose 20 more seats in November.
That would restore them to their rightful place as
America's perennial minority party without any power to
do anything else harmful.
past 18 months, ever since the 2006 elections,
congressional Republicans have been like a hospital
patient trying to convince visitors that he is not
really all that sick: a bit under the weather;
actually feel better than I sound; should be up and
about any day; thanks for asking.
Suddenly — belatedly — all pretense is gone.
The Republican defeat in Tuesday’s special election
in Mississippi, in a deeply conservative district
where, in an average year, Democrats cannot even
compete, was a clear sign that the GOP has the
political equivalent of cancer that has spread
throughout the body. Many House GOP operatives are
privately predicting that the party could easily
lose up to 20 seats this fall.
Okay, the House and the White House are secure.
Let's work on a very realistic chance of having a
Democratic Senator from Texas,
May 15 - Okay,
guys, here's a story we might want to get out
Bob Perry, the money man behind Swift Boat Veterans
for Truth and the single largest contributor to the
Texas Republican Party?
You know how he's a proud member of Nassau Bay Baptist
Church and father of Will Perry, the CEO of Perry
Well, Will Perry ended up in a Fort Bend County divorce
court last week and
Bev Carter of the Fort Bend Star was there to cover
questioning by Laura Perry’s attorney, Will Perry
admitted he has been a sexual addict for many years,
but had quit attending Sex Addicts Anonymous in
January, 2008. He said he had sex with “probably” 20
prostitutes since his marriage. During this
testimony, Mrs. Perry left the courtroom and her
uncontrollable sobs in the hall could be heard
chart in Will Perry’s handwriting that he had drawn
several years ago tracing his sexual addiction
blamed his sexual addiction problems on his father
who he claimed was an alcoholic and verbally abusive,
and his mother who he said was sexually abused by
her father. He said Laura Perry was codependent but
he said these were his thoughts 12-13 years ago and
was no longer the case. (See what I mean by daddy’s
checkbook should be open to keep this whole business
out of court. If Perry did file bankruptcy to avoid
paying his wife and children, he just made the
stupidest move of his life, which is now displayed
for all to see.)
And it's get even seedier -
testified that he did not post his profile on
Match.com even though it was there. Nor any of the
other dating sites and he didn’t post exotic
pictures of himself. He finally admitted that he had
logged on to Match.com to look around.
Republicans are just the nicest people.
Hey, Daddy Perry, pay for your grandchildren.
This is getting embarrassing. How 'bout we form
"Women with Philandering Husbands for Truth?"
Bev promises there's more to come.
Don't you think a sex addict would refrain
from mentioning his involvement in "local
organizations including the ... Rio Bend
children's home, the YMCA ..." ? Isn't Rio
Bend Children's Home Tom Delay's...whatever
it is? And the YMCA?
How is a sex addict involved with Children's
groups? I'm not making any accusations, but
I think it someone should be asking
questions and making sure his involvement
was nothing more than monetary.
Perry, moneybags to all things Godly and
Republican, turns out to be an abusive
alcoholic to his family. Why am I not
Isn't Perry a major supporter of John
sanctimonious they are, the harder they
Bob Perry only opens his check book to pay
Texas Supreme Court. As much as I
delight in the hypocrisy of these folk, his
influence is unsettling.
The sky is falling on
House Republicans and there is no sign of it letting
The GOP loss in Mississippi’s special election
Tuesday is the strongest sign yet that the
Republican Party is in shambles. And while some
Republicans see a light at the end of the tunnel,
that light more likely represents the Democratic
train that is primed to mow down more Republicans in
whistling past the graveyard -
a January interview with The Hill, (NRCC Chairman
Tom) Cole said, “My biggest problem is not money or
candidates. It’s Republican morale. There’s no
reason to be this down. The worst is behind us.”
The NRCC chairman has been dealt a bad hand, as
scandals have continued to hit the GOP.
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) has been indicted and
married Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) was recently
arrested and subsequently admitted to an affair and
fathering a child out-of-wedlock.
In February, the NRCC announced that it was the
victim of an internal accounting fraud and that the
losses could total in the millions on dollars.
How do you know the worst is behind you, Tom? Do
you have any idea how many more Republican men are
fixing to get caught? Woo, woo ... check your
Get this super-cool bumper sticker at Fort Bend
Democrats, this Saturday, 10:00 till noon, First Colony
library 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land. They will
also have rally signs and pins - cheap.
May 14 - Bless
their little bitty tiny hearts, Republican just don't
want some mom whose son may have recently died to
see the commander in chief playing golf," he said.
"I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity
as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf
during a war just sends the wrong signal."
People are losing their children, spouses, siblings, and
parents, so Bush gives up golf as his sacrifice?
Cripes, no wonder Republicans are dropping like flies.
First Illinois 14, then Louisiana 6th and
Oddly, what happened in the Mississippi 1st also
happened here in Fort Bend County. Republicans
tried to tie their opponent to Barack Obama and
play the Obama card. (Watch the scary YouTube
at that link.)
No, turn your eyes
South. The real political hacks will be watching
northern Mississippi, where Democrats will try to
snatch a third U.S. House seat in a row from
And Republicans will
discover whether their third attempt to tie Obama —
and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright — to the local Democrat
is the charm.
Barack Obama - a candidate with coattails instead of
May 13 - And
our friend CW , who is hiding out up North, sends us a
May 13 - We get
email about some of our favorite people.
It's nice to
know that if nothing else, Bill O'Reilly
has at least been consistent in
his career. If only CBS had cut the cord
May 13 - Thanks
to Carol in Vermont for the heads-up on this one.
The Republican Party of the United States of America
has a new slogan. Okay, here it is: "the
change you deserve."
Even on the face of it, that's a mighty strange slogan
considering the changes we seem to deserve under Bush is
an economy that's tanking, an unwinnable war that's
draining our children's lives and our grandchildren's
wallets, loss of our basic freedoms, and corporate
idolatry --- uh, just to name a few.
But here come the best part.
Somebody already has that slogan.
Effexor, also known as Venlafaxine, is approved for
the treatment "of depression, generalized anxiety
disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic
disorder in adults." Its
common side effects are very much in keeping
with the world the House Republicans have striven to
build: nausea, apathy, constipation, fatigue,
vertigo, sexual dysfunction, sweating, memory loss,
and - and I swear I am not making this up -
"electric shock-like sensations also called 'brain
Brain zaps. Well hell, that explains a lot.
So prepare yourself because if the GOP is re-elected,
you're going to need an anti-depressant and they seem
pretty proud of that.
- Wanna see a big ole load of caca del toro?
Andy Meyers is now saying, "he made some accounting
errors and didn't initially catch them. "It was my
fault, my oversight." He added that once he became aware
of the errors, he corrected them."
Accounting errors? Oversight?
First, Andy is a CPA. He runs for office every
year on the fact that he's "a numbers and money man."
I have a solar powered pocket calculator and college
algebra. I caught his violations. That's
Second, and most importantly, the items brought up by
the Texas Ethics Ethics Commission
on pages 2 - 7 are violations they found on
the corrected reports.
Go to page 5 of the Ethics Commission agreement and
check #5 and #6 on that page. On the corrected
report, Andy improperly reimbursed himself $19,000.
So, yes, he corrected it, but the corrections were
violations. Not technical violations. Not
minor violations. Big ole hairy festering $19,000
And, Babe, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Honey, he's lumps in the kitty litter.
May 12 - HOLY
JUSTICE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP! It took 18 months, but I
Our Super DeLux Brand Christian Republican County
Commissioner Andy Meyers lawyered-up but was found
guilty anyway. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Of ethics
Yes, sireee. Ethics violations. Andy Meyers – that
self-righteous son of a motherless goat who never, ever
They finally reached a settlement agreement in the
ethics complaint I filed against Andy Meyers 18 months
The good news is that I was right. The better news
is that Andy was wrong.
Andy will now be listed on the Texas Ethics
Commissioner’s Wall of Shame for all eternity. He is
only the second person in the history of Fort Bend
County to have his name enshrined on the “Look, Ma, no
You’re very welcome.
Okay, here’s how it goes. After I filed the
complaint, Andy hired Sugar Land lawyer, defeated CD 22
Republican wannabe candidate and world-renown
body snatcher Dean Hrbacek to represent him before
the Texas Ethics Commission.
I, of course, didn’t lawyer-up. I just told the
truth. Of course, there are those who say that having
your opponent be represented by Dean Hrbacek is
equivalent to having Clarence Darrow on your side.
Those people are probably right.
Anyway, the Texas Ethics Commission not only found
that I was right, oh so right, about all the charges
about Andy that I made, but they even found of few more
of their own that I didn’t even catch.
The only item they couldn’t gig him on was paying
Sugar Creek Country Club dues with his campaign
account. Andy filed a sworn statement that he only used
the country club for political purposes. He’s going
straight to hell for that. Goodness sake, doesn’t Andy
realize that everyone who works at Sugar Creek Country
Club is a Democrat, and hasn’t he learned by now that I
have spies everywhere? Like Momma says, “You can go to
hell for lying same as you can for stealing,” and Andy
managed to do both in one sworn statement. He’s going
to hell. I wouldn’t stand next to him in a
The judgment is 8 pages long, but the bottom line is
that Andy is paying a $1,600 fine. That’s oh so cool.
That means he’ll be able to buy fewer signs like this
during the next election.
Oh yes, these are Andy Meyer's contribution to civil
discourse in the last election.
this one ---
Yeah, and he even ripped down other peoples' signs to
put his up because he's too cheap to buy t-posts.
But now he has to spend his sign money paying his ethics
You’re very welcome again.
And yeah, he's an ordained deacon at Sugar Creek Creek
Baptist Church. Honey, I’m gonna stay on Andy like
stink on goats to keep him honest because apparently
Sugar Creek Baptist Church isn’t doing a very good job
of it. Well, come to think of it, they didn’t do such a
hot job with Tom DeLay either.
I have two more complaints filed against Andy that
are still under investigation – including the pick-up
truck he bought with campaign money, his dummy
corporation he set up (with Hrbacek’s help) to
funnel campaign contributions to his adult son. And
there’s also that spicy little complaint I filed
about Weisner Engineering.
By the way, Fort Bend County District Attorney John
Healey, who is supposed to be prosecuting these campaign
finance law violations, can just send me his paycheck
Good Job, Susan! It's margarita time, I
think Andy should buy. He can write it off
his campaign expenses as fraternizing with
I think Andy
ought to have to pay the $1,600 to you.
Then you could give it to terrorists and
illegals just to p---- him off..
Hey, maybe the 'Illegals"
Andy meant was himself!!!! Did you
ever think of that??!!
May 11 - Those who
think we shouldn't beat a dead horse, don't live in the
same neighborhood as the horse and have to watch his
rear end strut around like he's still the
King of Self-Righteousness.
Poor Tom DeLay. The
ex-Texan and former King of the Hill these days gets
voters ignored him by choosing John McCain as their
presidential candidate, even after DeLay told Chris
Mathews he was "not sure who's the most dangerous to
be in the White House," Hillary Clinton or McCain.
columnist William Kristol described DeLay as having
"done so much to convince his countrymen that
conservatives could not be trusted to govern."
Then there were last
week's events in Clarks Summit, Pa.
And then, in an amazing display of understatement, Tom
describes his new money laundering machine as ---
DeLay said his new
group is an effort to "rebuild the conservative
"We don't have the
grass-roots organizations, the think tanks or media
organizations that the liberals do," he said.
you don't have any grassroots because people aren't
willing to give you money so you can go play golf and
buy big cigars with it. You don't have think tanks
because .... well, gee, that should be obvious.
And you don't have Fox News because ... whoa, wait.
Go ahead and do yourself a favor -
read the whole article and savor how we can't get
enough of whipping him.
May 11 - Happy
Mother's Day, Momma! Democrats in Congress also
extend their best wishes. Republicans, on the
other hand ----
Republicans are now on record
opposing motherhood. I could be wrong, but I
suspect it's probably due to that s-e-x thing.
It was already
shaping up to be a difficult year for congressional
Republicans. Now, on the cusp of Mother's Day, comes
this: A majority of the House GOP has voted against
afternoon, the House had just voted, 412 to 0, to
pass H. Res. 1113, "Celebrating the role of mothers
in the United States and supporting the goals and
ideals of Mother's Day," when Rep. Todd Tiahrt
(R-Kan.), rose in protest.
"Mr. Speaker, I move
to reconsider the vote," he announced.
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.),
who has two young daughters, moved to table Tiahrt's
request, setting up a revote. This time, 178
Republicans cast their votes against mothers.
If, like me, you think House Minority Leader John
Boehner is a real nincompoop, you'll enjoy the whole
article by Dana Millbank. It talks about Vitter,
Fossella, and Davis - which, come to think of it,
actually sounds like a Washington lobbying firm.
And this line pretty much sums up why they are going to
lose more seats in November ---
As House Democrats
tried to pass legislation to ease the mortgage
crisis on Wednesday, Republicans served up hours of
procedural delays, demanding a score of roll call
votes: 10 motions to adjourn, half a dozen motions
to reconsider, various and sundry amendments, a
motion to approve the daily journal, a motion to
instruct and a "motion to rise."
If ya ask me, they are a bunch of real mothers
themselves, but not the good kin.
May 10 - Hal has
done some dandy research.
You know how Hillary Clinton's campaign has been
claiming in their
Powerpoint presentation to the Superdelegates that
Hillary won CD22 in Texas (see page 4 of the Powerpoint),
Tom DeLay's old district?
Taint so, Babe.
She got whipped even worse at the caucuses.
Here's the numbers for CD22 at the voting booth --
Hal's got charts and graphs and math stuff
so check it out. Obama's people in Fort
Bend did one heck of a job.
Former PBS&J Chairman
Richard A. Wickett, who is set to be sentenced
Friday afternoon for his role in a long-running
scheme to subvert campaign-finance laws, has
implicated the engineering consulting firm's current
boss in the scandal.
Wickett, who pleaded
guilty to two counts of violating federal campaign
laws in October, is fighting to avoid prison by
alleging it was his superiors -- including current
Chairman and CEO John Zumwalt -- who authorized the
company to reimburse employees for political
contributions. Wickett, also PBS&J's longtime CFO
and treasurer, claims responsibility for cutting and
distributing the reimbursement checks.
New court filings by
prosecutors provide fresh details about the scheme,
including that the ''fraudulent activity occurred in
federal campaigns across the nation'' and ``affected
campaigns for numerous state offices inside and out
side of ... Florida.''
Okay, here's a nifty document. It explains
PBS&J got to our county commissioners. In September of 2000, they announced that they had
one of their illegal "Political Action Committees" in
place in Texas. "We will use these committees to
make political contributions to city, COUNTY, and state
Click the little picture to get the big one.
Now, go to the Texas Ethics Commission at about the
time PBS&J started giving large contributions to our
county commissioners and
look at their "donors." Small contributions
from their employees (that, apparently, were later
If you're from one of them foreign states, check your
local politicians and see how much illegal money they've
stuffed in their pockets from PBS&J.
Former PBS&J Chairman
Richard A. Wickett was sentenced Friday to six
months home confinement for his role in a
long-running scheme to subvert campaign-finance
Before sentence was
passed, Wickett implicated the engineering
consulting firm's current boss in the scandal.
Wickett, who pleaded
guilty in October to two counts of violating federal
campaign laws, was also put on probation for three
years, fined $40,000 and ordered to serve 600 hours
of community service.
In passing sentence,
U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro rejected the
government's recommendation that Wickett be sent to
prison for 18 to 24 months.
I can assure you that the cost to the taxpayers of PBS&J
overcharges to make up for the campaign contributions
was far, far larger than $40,000.
If there was any justice in this deal, Mr. Wickett
would be picking up garbage in Needville.
BREAKING NEWS: PBS&J
CEO implicated in campaign contribution scandal.
The Florida papers
will have it out later today.
Oh dear, I guess that won't keep our county
commissioners and our county judge from taking large
lumps of money from them.
I'll bring you the news once it breaks. Maybe we
can fix it.
May 9 - Okay, so
we've had some server problems, but we think we've got
it fixed. Read on down and catch up. I'll
check back later to see if you're finished.
May 8 - Okay, so
last week, I told you about Ole Vito and his mistress
and the whole messy thing in New York. I know, I
know, it's hard keeping all the Republican men's
hoochy-koochy activities straight but I kinda feel like
it's my job to do it so you'll know where to point and
giggle. This is Republican Representative
Vito and his mistress and his drunk driving,
not the Governor and his cocktail
waitress and hacked-off wife who won't leave the
Okay, so anyway, Alfredo has been emailing me
predicting that Vito was gonna have to fess up.
Alfredo is generally right about these things.
And, of course, Vito fessed up. (It's
by subscription only but I'll give you the free
Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.), wracked by controversy
since his drunken-driving arrest last week, has just
issued a statement in which he confessed that he has
had an extramarital relationship with the woman who
bailed him out of jail following the arrest — and
that he is the father of her young daughter.
So, Alfredo was wondering, "So how, exactly, did Vito
pay to support his second family? Campaign
contributions? I think payments to your mistress /
illegitimate daughter constitute personal use of
Well now, see, there's the problem. If we don't
let Republican men use their campaign accounts to
support their mistresses and illegitimate children,
what's the point in them running for office? Good
Lord, somebody's gotta pay Mixie's bills.
The nomination of Don
McGhan for confirmation to serve on the FEC simply
affirms that the White House and Senator Mitch
McConnell have little interest in the enforcement of
the nation's campaign finance laws.
Mr. McGhan, who has
served as counsel to the NRCC and as a campaign
finance and ethics lawyer for former House Majority
Leader Tom DeLay, has shown disdain for the FEC and
for the nation’s campaign finance laws in his
Tom DeLay's ethics lawyer. Good grief, does that
boy's momma know what he does for a living? Maybe
he should delete "Tom DeLay's ethics lawyer" from his
resume and replace it with "a long history of complete
failures." It would certainly look better.
You would assume that Tom DeLay would have to have some
ethics to have a lawyer for it. My head hurts just
thinking about this.
And they're going to put him on the FEC? I've
never had a migraine in my life but I think I'm catching
one. The FEC, for goodness sake.
It's just creepy.
- Okay, I don’t understand something.
Hillary Clinton owes Mark Penn about a gazillion
dollars. Why is that?
Maybe it’s just me, but if I hire some guy to come
fix my washing machine and he shows up, doesn’t fix the
washing machine but breaks every other major appliance
in my house and then goes next door and leaves burning
dog poop on my neighbor’s front steps, and then sells my
perfectly good toaster to some passersby in the front
yard and pockets the money himself, I flat ain’t paying
Call me a bitter mean ole woman, but I ain’t paying
him. I’m odd that way. If I hire you to do a job and
you don’t do it, plus you mess up everything else within
the same zip code, don’t count on getting paid.
Folks who’ve been around here for a while know I
had that kind of arrangement with a gentleman named
Chicken Wing several years ago, and Chicken Wing did not
get paid. However, and I’m saying this in all honestly,
Chicken Wing was a lot smarter than Mark Penn and a lot
more honorable, too. At least when Chicken Wing wanted
to get paid for not planting my tree, he offered me a
If Hillary Clinton pays Mark Penn, she should have
to surrender all rights to calling herself a smart
woman. Mark Penn stands in a class by himself in the
world of sleazy political consultants, and, Babe, that’s
Hillary, don’t pay him. Don’t make it harder for
those of us who need our washing machines fixed.
week, Texas A&M released a study that showed that
brisket - a Texas favorite - is rich in monounsaturated
fat - the "good fat" found in olive and canola oil.
What's good about good fat is that it helps to lower bad
(LDL) cholesterol and raise the good (HDL), said Susan
Becker, Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital registered
And pecan pie makes your hair curly and your butt
smaller. Okay, so maybe not so much.
This study explains why the #1 Killer of Bubbas is
freakish monster tractor-pull accidents, and not heart
I was a full grown woman before I knew there were other
cuts of beef than brisket and other soups than chili or
gumbo. I've got a bad cholesterol level of about
8. Now if they'll just come out with a study
showing that pork ribs cure wrinkles, I'll be all set.
Thanks to Robert for the heads-up.
literary (if not culinary) license must
be granted. But technically brisket
would not constitute, "News from the
belly of the beast."
sorry, but trusting A&M about a study
that says brisket is good for you is
about like trusting the fox to guard the
henhouse. Brisket simply cannot be good
for you. It tastes too good with
barbeque sauce. We've all been aware
for some time (at least I have, you may
not have been paying attention) that
anything that tastes good is bad for
you. I gave up on A&M long ago. Any
institution that spends time and money
to take the capsaicin completely out of
jalapenos simply can't be trusted to do
the right thing. Plus, I attended
another SWC school, far superior to the
one up the road in College Station.
May 7 - Alfredo is
the smartest man I know because he's the only person who
can keep up with all the GOP nasty guys.
Here's the latest he sent us.
Gov. Jim Gibbons, a first-term Republican already
under pressure because of his handling of the
state's budget crisis, filed Friday for divorce from
Dawn Gibbons, his wife of 22 years.
On Monday, the
governor won a court ruling to have the proceedings
sealed under a state law that allows either party in
a divorce to do so.
Were that all, it
might be a blip. But the governor is also seeking a
legal ruling -- which would certainly become public
-- to force his wife to move out of the governor's
mansion, where she, and not he, has been living
since they officially separated last month.
And there's more ---
The matter comes on
the heels of a rocky 17 months in office during
which the governor has been the subject of a
still-unresolved FBI public corruption investigation
and at a time when his administration is struggling
to cope with a $914 million tax revenue shortfall.
And he's been a jerk
before now ---
Dawn Gibbons is
credited with helping to save her husband's 2006
gubernatorial bid when she stood by him amid
accusations he had sexually propositioned and
assaulted a cocktail waitress in a parking garage
outside a Las Vegas restaurant after an evening of
drinking with the waitress and other women.
My personal favorite
item in the article ---
Political rivals say
they find the matter unseemly.
Unseemly? Gosh, that's kind of strong, don't ya
think? I think his behavior seems almost
refreshing for Republican men after the whole bathroom
May 6 - Just in case it ever crossed your mind
to doubt that I have eyes and ears everywhere, here's a
picture of a polling location in Greenville, North
Carolina, taken a few hours ago.
Thanks, Bryan. Obama got at least one vote at that
May 6 - Fort Bend's
own Cute Wanda sent us
link. It's anti-Bush music you can download
for your MP3 player.
Wanda likes "Bad President," and I am singing "Crude
Oil Man" this morning. "Cronies" is a sing-along,
too, and even mentions Tom DeLay.
Have fun and let me know your favorites!
My band, Bitchin' Betty and the Sequined Backhoes, is
writing a song called "Damn Right I'm Bitter."
May 6 -
Interesting sign on the way to Austin last weekend ---
Do I hear an Amen?
Dear Ms. Susan: I am running for the
Texas House and I am thrilled to see
that you are addressing this issue. I
have attached a pic of me at the Stop
TTC rally in Austin last month. The
rally was a strange mix of farmers,
environmentalists, ranchers, boarder
watchers, Ron Paul Revolutionaries, and
Austin Hippies. The organizers were
Democratic State Ag Commissioner
candidate Hank Gilbert and a former
Texas Eagle forum president. STRANGE
The woman who rescued
a boozy Rep. Vito Fossella from a Virginia drunk
tank is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who
lives just 3 miles from the spot where he was busted
for drunken driving, the Daily News has learned.
Court documents show
Fossella was released into Fay's custody at 7:39
a.m. Thursday, about seven hours after his arrest
for running a red light in Alexandria. Police say
Fossella's blood-alcohol level was 0.17 - more than
double the legal limit.
He also reportedly
lied to the arresting officer, saying he was heading
to pick up his daughter, 4-year-old Rowan, claiming
she was sick and needed hospitalization.
Thanks to Alfredo for the heads-up.
Drunk, womanizing, using his kids as an excuse ---
Republican men: making tawdry a family value.
May 5 -
Also in honor of Cinco de Mayo, David sends up this
picture appropriately entitled, "Making Houston Proud!"
Nice to see our Belles of Heaven Republican Women's Club
getting into Houston more often.
May 5 - T.S. sent us
a Cinco de Mayo salad link to our favorite cook --
"I'm not going to
let my salad recipe go unnoticed for years like
a polygamist compound in Texas."
- Average Betty
Give it a look and fix a salad to go with your
May 5 - Remember
how I told you last month that Fort Bend County
Commissioner Andy Meyers is trying to
game the system with the Texas Ethics Commission?
Well, it appears that it's pretty easy to do.
Lawmakers, who might get dinged by them, want them to be
weak. According to the
Austin American Statesman, the Texas Ethics
Commission is lame - on purpose.
One of my three complaints against Andy has been
pending for 18 months and he's asked for a formal
hearing - something that never happens. The rotten
son of a motherless goat is waiting for me to die or the
laws to change.
But, that's how the game is played at the Texas Ethics
John Corbarruvias, a Houston
software programmer, targeted the credit card abuse
in 40 complaints that he filed last year. About half
are still pending.
May 1 - The
people of the United Methodist Church have
rejected the proposed building of the Bush Presidential
Library at SMU by a vote of 844 to 20.
This body is the highest
authority of the Methodist Church and cannot be
overruled by any other body within the denomination.
So, I hear that Verdelia's School of Haute Grande
Hairstyle and Fry Cook Training, endearingly known here
as Czech Tech or Harvard on the Brazos, is looking for a
library. However, I think
even Verdelia, who has
actually read a book, would reject the idea of a Bush
Library on irony grounds alone.
I signed a big ol' petition several
months ago in hopes that the Methodists
would use some common sense and do what
they just did. Bully for them! Who
knows? I might even be tempted to visit
Big "D" again someday...but probably
bad about the UMC rejecting the proposed
building of the George W. Bush
Presidential Library at SMU. Hey, in
case things don't work out up at Bill
Clements Junior High, there's an
abandoned HEB around the corner from my
house that would be just lovely (the
"Military Career" display would make a
perfect addition to the Frozen Foods
section). If that won't do, I have an
empty half-acre of property in Fifth
Ward with lots of fine dining nearby (a
taco truck usually parks down the
A Texas Department of
Public Safety trooper arrested and charged state
Rep. Mike Krusee, R-Williamson County, with drunken
driving late Wednesday, authorities said today.
Krusee carried and
passed legislation in 2003 that created something
called the “driver responsibility program” to help
fund the Texas Mobility Fund. That program included
a number of surcharges for driving offenses,
including $1,000 for a first conviction of driving
see the R's branching out...could be a new
slogan. "Hypocrisy - it's not just about sex
May 1 - Last
weekend, I met David Frye, who is the founder of
Democrats with Disabilities. They will caucus
at the State Convention.
If you are disabled, or know someone who is, sign up.
limited to the disability community. Anyone who
cares about the participation and representation of
persons with disabilities in the Democratic Party is
welcome. Disability advocacy helps everyone. Let's
work together for fair and equal representation and
greater participation and cooperation.
Joining is free and just might do you some good in
learning about the needs of the disabled. David
promises me that he will not give your information to
One of David's goals is to get a Disabled seat on the
State Democratic Executive Committee. I applaud
Head on over and sign-up. You won't regret it!
May 1 - Thanks to
Jim Moran for starting May off with a laugh.
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.