November 15 - Oh no, it gets better.
Or worse. Depending on how much you like ego gone wild.
(subscription only) reports that Congresschick Shelley was in a snit
Not only did the staff
walk out, oh my, but the royal court did not walk in.
She showed up to take over
DeLay’s old office on Thursday and, according to sources familiar the
office dynamics, was “mean” to the staff. On Tuesday, at her new Member’s
open-house reception in the office, sources charged that she was less than
pleased that neither President Bush nor Vice President Cheney showed up
with the rest of the welcome wagon, despite the fact that others who
stopped by included Texas GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn
and Texas GOP Reps. Kevin Brady and Michael Burgess. (Apparently,
according to sources, she was under the impression that the president of
the United States would be there to greet the seven-week Congresswoman.)
Shelley - listen up. Put on your big girl panties and get over
yourself. Women have worked too long and too hard for you to show up in that
damn pink suit with a chip on your shoulder the size of the Sears Roebuck
We've already had a mean,
ego-inflated Congressvarmint. Didn't like him. Got him indicted.
Ran his butt outta town. Learn something from that, okay?
Just shuddup for the next
seven weeks and quit thinking you have a triple digit IQ and your finger on
the nuclear war button. You don't. You're a ditzy, self-serving
twit-ette who the Christian Coalition took a likin' to. Just pose for
some pictures and try blend in.
And, by the way, if the
staff leaves you have to run the copier by yourself. Think about that
for a minute.
November 15 - Our new
Congresschick, who takes herself just a tad too seriously, doesn't appear
smart enough to see
when she's being patronized. (Note to staff: avoid Stephen Colbert
at all costs.)
"I'm working hard to
accomplish the things I'm working for," she said yesterday. "For
tax cuts. For immigration reform. To make sure we have a good
solution for the war in Iraq."
All that? In a few
"If there's a way to do
it, I'll do it," she said, smiling beneath her bright blond
hair. "I'll deal with the leadership to get as much done as
I think she expected to take Capitol Hill by storm, with everyone
lined up to hear her solutions to everything. How
disappointing it must be that they merely found her merely oddly
Please, somebody, tell
her that she doesn't have to smile all the damn time. It
just reminds us of Tom DeLay's "I've Got Jesus In Me" booking
However, she does appear
to have a
mean streak in her that comes out behind doors.
circulated around Washington today that members of the staff of erstwhile
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) had resigned en masse from their positions in
the office of Texas's 22nd district after it was taken over yesterday by
Republican Shelley Sekula-Gibbs.
discuss personnel changes," said Lisa DiMond, who serves as Sekula-Gibbs'
press secretary, chief of staff, and, until recently, campaign manager.
"We had some people here who were transitional," she said, adding that
those staffers once worked under DeLay.
close to the office have confirmed to
RAW STORY that the staff members all
resigned after a series of confrontations with Sekula-Gibbs.
when she got to the office Thursday," said one source. The staffers, say
the source, "came to the realization that this was a boss they did not
want to work with.”
Bitch with bangs, huh? (Hey, that sounds like another great band
November 14 -
Nice wrap-up of local politics from Mark at View from 22. It's odd
to see him less snarky than normal.
He's got numbers and
facts and things to prove his point.
November 14 -
So this is what its come down to - DeLay
informed the FEC that its selling the campaign's furniture:
legal fees must be astronomical! Ya think that Bob Perry, after blowing $9
million to elect four Republican (out of twenty) Members of Congress isn't
willing to pick up DeLay's legal fees anymore?
Everybody keep their eyes
pealed to see what kind of car that Tom is driving now that he has to pay
for both the car and gasoline. It's been 25 years since he paid his
November 14 - I am generally the last
person on the planet to catch a fad or something cool, but our friend Kathy
just told me about searching with Ms.
If you haven't tried it,
it's fun and mildly entertaining when you get an appropriate response.
Kathy says she searched for "Tom DeLay" and Ms. Dewey brought out a whip.
November 14 - I had to
pass through Sugar Land on my way to Stafford yesterday afternoon and I
cannot believe what I saw.
A freekin' Christmas
On November 13th.
No, seriously, there is a
humongous Christmas tree in Sugar Land Town Center in front of city hall.
On November 13th.
You know what this means,
Thus means that
Congresschick Shelley Sekula Gibbs could not persuade Mayor David Wallace to
put a big turkey in front of his city hall. What a photo-op that would
I do have a problem with Christmas trees before I've even decided on the
Thanksgiving menu. I know that Sugar Land exists solely for
consumerism, and they depend strongly on you spending all your money at
Christmas so they can afford to pour more cement and coax more stores to
come here so you can spend all your money so they can pour more cement to
I guess it all came home
to me when a local Republican leaked me this from the GOP email newsletter
Christmas Party -
Republican Party of Fort Bend County
You are invited to the The
Republican Party of Fort Bend County's Christmas party on Tuesday,
December 5th from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM at the Prosperity Bank in Sugar
Land. For information please contact Gary Gillen, Chairman
They are having their Christmas Party at a bank. I guess they're gonna
lock Little Baby Jesus in the vault for safekeeping until the next time
Commissioner Andy Meyers or State Rep. Charlie Howard needs some votes.
November 13 -
didn't see this coming ten days before election? Whassup with that
- he can't see lightening or hear thunder?
His confidence buoyed everyone inside the West Wing, especially the
president. Ten days before the elections, House Majority Leader John
Boehner visited Bush in the Oval Office with bad news. He told
Bush that the party would lose Tom DeLay's old seat in Texas, where Bush
was set to campaign. Bush brushed him off, Boehner recalls. "Get me
Karl," the president told an aide. "Karl has the numbers."
Good Lord, this was over the minute Tom DeLay and Rick Perry decided to
play cute with it and try to game the system. Even Republican judges
were tired of DeLay gaming the system.
I admit that the Lampson
campaign did everything they could to screw it up, but they couldn't lose
this one - anyone on the ground could see that.
But then that's the
problem - political consultants aren't on the ground. Don't even get
me started on political consultants - it's far too early in the morning
November 11 - My friend Cindy in San
Diego sent me a picture she took from a moving car ---
Actually, this is a franchise operation, you know. You can dial
1-800-BIG-HAIR and find a shop anywhere in America.
November 11 -
you, Veterans. And to all who are still serving - help is on
November 10 -
I need to do some housecleaning around here at
the beauty shop so I’ll only be posting sporadically for the next couple of
Consider this fair warning to make copies of anything here that
you’d like to keep, because I’ll be changing format to a …. (overly dramatic
heavy sigh) …. blog.
Things change, dammit.
I’ve been doing this since
June of 1997, when it was
The Brazos River Yacht Club and Bait Camp. In fact, best anyone knows,
I was the first website in Fort Bend County. Amazing, huh? I was a blog
before the term was invented.
I taught myself how to make a website. I’m not very good at it
but that’s the joy of being Juanita – you only have to be good at one
I have done this site for the entertainment of solely myself a few
friends. Though no fault of my own, there’s people I don’t even know
reading this website. I downloaded this picture early this morning from my
new web counter. Who the hell are you people?
I’ve decided to
put these people to work. If I get them do some of the writing, I’ll have
more time to watch Paula Dean cook, and to teach my dog, Truman, to fetch
the morning newspaper properly.
The new re-design will allow comments, but there will be some
rules. I haven’t made them up yet, but I’ll get some rules. Momma comes
here, and Momma ain’t putting up with crapola from your dirty mouth.
We’re gonna try this new design but it’s gonna take some effort on
your part, so start thinking about what you want to say. I have to learn to
use a new program and design a new logo. That shouldn’t take me too long
unless Paula is baking a coconut cake or pecan fried chicken.
Oh yeah, while I was typing this stuff I came up with a rule.
Number One Rule: Juanita Rules.
November 9 - Local politics?
What Hal said.
November 9 - We're taking
our country back. Democrats now control the Senate.
Momma asked me what I
thought about having a female Speaker of the House. I told Momma that
I was gonna wear my boobs a little higher today in honor of Speaker Pelosi.
I think all women should.
Well, except maybe for
You know, the one holding the "Pelosi's Lapdog" sign
back in April. That
woman needs a dipstick to check her estrogen level. She's about a
Backview to save her the
November 8 - Democracy Rocks!
Those of you who have been following the Roseland, Indiana, tirade of the
Snyders on this site - as kindly provided by our friend Kathy - will be
thrilled to know that their
reign of misconduct is over. Over, I tell you!
ROSELAND — The
people have spoken in Roseland with one voice.
Unofficial results Tuesday showed 207 people voted against increasing the
Roseland Town Council from three to five members. Just 28 voted yes,
resulting in a margin of 88 percent to 12 percent.
[some other good
When the votes were
counted at the Town Hall, Penn supporters began shouting and horns went
“It was a celebration of the whole town. The town had been waiting for
this for two years,” Penn said.
The celebration continued in full force at the Clay Township Civic &
Democratic Club in Roseland, where Penn and his supporters happily cheered
when the results showed on TV.
It kinda restores your faith in
government. Well, this and the fact that all the Republican men in
Fort Bend County will suffer erectile dysfunction when a woman becomes
Speaker of the House.
November 8 - Our buddy Alfredo
points out something interesting. Fort Bend's own Bob Perry just
swirled $9 million down the down the garbage disposal. And it grinded
a happy little tune all the way down.
Bob Perry spent
more than $9 million through his Economic Freedom Fund, Americans for
Honesty on Issues, and Fluffy White Guys for Honest Golf Carts and Synthetic
Testosterone (okay, so I made up the last one. So sue me.)
running attack ads against a dozen Democratic candidates.
Ten won, one lost and one is in a recount:
The Economic Freedom
Fund has run negative advertising against incumbent Democratic Reps. John
Barrow (Ga.), Alan Mollohan (W.Va.), and Leonard Boswell (Iowa). Americans
for Honesty on Issues has made independent expenditures opposing
Democratic challengers Baron Hill (Ind.), Brad Ellsworth (Ind.), Joe
Donnelly (Ind.), Patricia Madrid (N.M.), Bruce Braley (Iowa), Ken Lucas
(Ky.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.), Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.) and Heath Shuler
Look, if Perry wants to waste money, that's his business, but I
wish he'd waste it at my shop. I mean, let's face it, Doylenne could
use a new do, and some face time with Thelma, if ya know what I mean.
Along with the wasted $9
Perry now faces an IRS problem. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Unless, of course, the guy was Andy Meyers.
November 8 - Okay, it's noon
and I'm almost awake. Almost. Still in my jammies, but my eyes
are semi-open and I brushed my teeth. Anything more than that would make my
head hurt and I don't even drink.
Rumsfeld resigns and the
world is immediately a better place.
Tom DeLay still thinks he's a political genius - he certainly was in
Congressional District 22 - and is almost relishing seeing the Republicans
said he was "personally disappointed" that a Democrat won his vacated
seat, he said the "saving grace is Nick Lampson's going to be a one-term
congressman," due to the fact that Sekula-Gibbs received more votes in her
special election than Lampson did yesterday.
Duh, Tom's medications must be running out because Lampson didn't run in the
special election. No Democrat did.
going to see is investigation, defunding the war and raising taxes by --
because they can raise taxes by doing nothing -- (chuckles) -- and let the
tax extensions expire," DeLay continued. "So that's probably what you've
got to look forward to in the next two years."
He chuckles? He
chuckles? Is he taking Rush's drugs?
I'm posting some cool Emails from Hell, going to have lunch with a friend,
and then taking a looooong nap.
November 7 -
I am a Fort Bend Democrat.
Because I support stem cell research, I have been called a
murderer by a woman who has never held her own dying child in her arms.
Because I want Donald Rumsfeld gone, I have been called a
Terrorist Encourager by a man who never served in the military nor has any
of his three enlistment-age children living at home. My son is a decorated
Gulf War veteran.
Because I support freedom of religion for all God's children, I
have been called a Christ-hater by a woman who claims to be a Christian.
Because I favor educating every child, and providing health care
for all children because children do not get to pick their parents, I have
been called a Supporter of Illegals by a man who doesn’t ask who is doing
Because I believe that all of us should want America to be great,
strong, and free and be should be willing to sacrifice for that, I have been
called a Tax-and-Spend Liberal.
Because I believe that war-profiteering should be illegal, I have
been called anti-business.
Because I believe that an honest day’s work should be rewarded
with an honest day’s pay and a livable wage, I have been called a radical.
No matter what happens tonight, no matter how the vote turns out,
I will still be a proud Fort Bend Democrat tomorrow. Because I believe that
America can do better.
November 7 -
Those of you who saw the documentary Last
Man Standing will love this story.
The movie documents the campaign of Democrat Patrick Rose, and
all-American kind of kid who ran for the State Lege against Rick Green, an
ultra rightwing Christian Coalition Republican. One of the highlights of
the movie was toward the end when Green said to the camera that he’d like to
punch Rose “right in the face.” It made all of Green’s claims of being
Christian man he is seem hollow and hypocritical.
Patrick Rose won a stunning victory in the race.
Well, Harvey Kronberg is reporting that Green picked Jesus’s
property to let Rose have it.
Sheriff's Department confirms an altercation broke out between Rep.
Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) and Rick Green at Sunset Canyon Baptist
Church, an election day polling site.
that Green approached him at the polling place around noon, pushed him and
did punch him. Rose suffered no serious injury and will not speculate on
Green's motives. Beyond that, Rose is saying little.
Rose remains a gentleman.
7 - One of the funniest things I've seen in a while has been Fox
news trying to explain how it could happen that their hero - Dubya - is
polling at 34%.
This is how they do math at Fox. If the nukbers don't match the
news, turn off the sound!
November 7 - Already there's
problems in Fort Bend County. The
Chronicle is documenting some of them and so is
machines at the church location had been inadvertantly mixed up with
voting machines from another district, however, county officials could not
immediately be reached for comment.
that the period before work is often a popular time to vote. And, he
added, the Lampson campaign had targeted the district – which voted almost
50% for John Kerry in the most recent presidential election. Lampson
expected to pick up a significant percentage of the votes.
“These voters were definitely
disenfranchised, I believe,” Malaise said. “Our attorneys are trying to
talk to J.R. Perez,” Fort Bend County’s elections administrator. But as of
mid-morning, Perez had not returned the campaign’s calls.
I just heard from a poll watchers that the the Justice Department
just walked into the Beasley poll.
I'll be posting off and
on today. I plan to be out with my camera. The rotten
Republicans took down all the Democratic signs at the First Colony poll -
Shelley's favorite bathroom stop - and put them in the dumpster. Hey,
they were expecting more of Andy's signs! This behavior is a step up
November 6 - Our good customer
Ellen did her own version of our signs ---
She made this sign in response
to Republican County Commissioner Andy Meyers and his "Want Higher Taxes:
Okay, Andy Meyers paid $2,800 for
these signs and we're trying to raise $2,800
ourselves to prove that Andy is the gift that keeps on giving. We're
getting about half way there, so pitch in and help us rub Andy's nose in it!
November 6 - Okay, okay, this is the
best. No, seriously, it is. Our tape-recorder friend Dave hollered at
the President personally when Dubya called him this morning. No,
seriously. Listen for yourself.
It's a hoot.
If you link to this,
please include a request to buy Dave some more tape recorder batteries by
donating right here.
November 6 - We completely
understand, and are sympathetic to, the fact that the the Republican Party
didn't show up with the promised $3 million dollars for Shelley and her
Republican Party martyr mission, but for goodness sake, woman, do not do
maybe Veronica Torres' opponent, was too cheap to buy t-posts, so they
put Shelley's sign over the Veronica Torres' sign, like a sandwich.
Cute trick, Girlfriends,
but one of my favorite fellas removed it last night.
Every Democrat in the
county is armed with a camera and dangerous when it come to Republican
tricks this week.
November 5 - The vicious, hateful,
heathen son-of-a-motherless-goat put up his Political Pornography right
there on the highway for everyone to see.
Commissioner Andy Meyers picked one of the busiest roads in the county
and an area with a significant Muslim population.
If you're new here, Andy
Meyers is a county commissioner, Republican of course,
with s-e-x- issues.
Please note that he put it with other
On a very busy road.
But, we fixed it by
asking if everybody has Had Enough of Republican hate and lies. Please
help us fight this ------
If you do nothing else today,
please donate a few dollars to
Fort Bend Democrats to help us fight Republican elected officials in
this county! Send Andy Meyers a message with your checkbook.
Small contributions will be rewarded with our deep gratitude! We are
in the belly of the beast and we need good Democrats everywhere to help us
take it down!
You can use Visa, Master
Card, American Express, or Discover card, or you can pay through
your checking account.
Mark at View from 22 has a nifty little post about it, complete with a
cool video. Mark makes me laugh.
November 5 - I know I haven't said
anything about Ted Haggart and how you should never trust anybody
who is obsessed with how
nasty hoochy koochy is. I've been kinda unnaturally silent about
That's because it hurts my head to think about it. I mean, Honey, if I
was a Republican woman right now, I'd be looking at my husband real
funny-like. I'd be checking him for the smell of Calvin Klein for Men.
And any Republican male
over the age of 35 who isn't married --- well, the Republicans have totally
ruined that whole eligible bachelor thing, haven't they?
I kinda feel sorry for
Republicans. I mean, between all their sex problems, their
spent-all-our-money-an-didn't-even-catch-Osama problem, their
can't-fight-a-war problem and Commissioner
Andy Meyers, Brian Gaston, and Liz "23" Mitton talking for them,
it can't be easy.
November 5 - For those of
you following local politics, the last line of
this short blog entry is priceless.
Folks, please vote for
Veronica Torres. We cannot listen to 4 years of Annie Elliott's whine.
Well, I guess we could, but I'd really rather walk around with rocks in my
shoes if it's all the same to you. The rock in shoe thing is far less
November 4 - He's nuts.
He's freekin' nuts. The greedy little grub toad is has now written
a letter to the editor defending his signs.
Bottom line: “Want Higher
Taxes? Vote Democrat,” “Want More Illegals Vote Democrat,”
“Encourage Terrorists, Vote Democrat.”
Hey, Andy, according to YOUR logic, I should make a sign that says, "Want
More Child Molesters? Vote Republican" and "Want More National
Debt? Vote Republican." How 'bout, "Love Corruption? Vote
Folks, it's just
good-ole-Republican self delusion from the Prince of Political Porn.
I've Had Enough. I'm taking on Andy Meyers personally.
November 4 -
This is Commissioner Andy Meyer's poor counterpart. You know, Andy
Meyers without vendor money and a taxpayer financed 17% raise to waste on
their own signs.
This is down in Clear Lake, Shelley's hometown. Nice folks, huh?
November 4 - I do not know
what pictures Donald Rumsfeld has of George Bush, but they have to be bad.
Consider this ----
An editorial set
to appear on Monday -- election eve -- in four leading newspapers for the
military calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
The papers are the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine
Corps Times. They are published by the Military Times Media Group, a
subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc. President Bush said this week that he
wanted Rumsfeld to serve out the next two years.
I rarely comment on national events, but it seems the only way
we'll get rid of Rumsfeld is to vote Democratic. That, or get some
pictures of our own.
By the way, I noticed
that Commissioner Andy Meyers' draft age children have not enlisted yet.
They must support the terrorists.
November 3 - Just when you
thought his tape recorder was broken.
friend and customer Dave got a call from Ohio.
Shelley has unpaid volunteers calling from Iowa! How come all
these people who don't know her support her? Ain't that something!
November 3 - Now you people from
foreign countries can see why we need to get rid of Judge Brady Idiot, er
Elliott is a disgrace to
See just one of his little problems.
November 3 - Rats! I was
hoping for a professional
explanation of why Republicans forget so much, like their manners,
campaign promises, or opps! to enlist in the military.
A key defense
witness - a proposed memory expert - in the CIA/Leak trial of I Lewis
"Scooter" Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Cheney, will not be
allowed to testify at the upcoming trial.
Walton, in an opinion Thursday, wrote the testimony of memory expert, Dr.
Robert Bjork, chairman UCLA's psychology department, would be a "waste of
time," and could mislead and confuse a jury.
November 3 - Channel 13 in
the big city had a story last night about Andy Meyers and his "Encourage the
Terrorists: Vote Democrat" billboards. They haven't put the story online
yet, but you might
email them and ask them to let you see it for yourself. It would be
worth your effort just to see Andy dragging those signs around his backyard.
While you're there,
check out the flip-flop by Shelley.
November 3 -
Gary Gillen, bless his
heart. No, seriously. Bless his heart. During the hullabaloo over Andy
Meyer’s mean, hateful, and spiteful signs, Gillen took a right turn at the
corner and wandered off into a deja whaaaat moment.
While being interviewed by the local newspaper,
Gillen said of the sign controversy ----
A third sign had been created which
did not cause as much controversy. The sign reads "Want Higher Taxes -
Vote Democratic." The lack of outcry over that particular sign, claimed
Gillen, shows Democrats do not disagree with its message.
I would guess that was an
attempt at self-depreciating humor, but Gillen has no self-depreciating
humor, so that’s out.
can explain it to him, but I can’t understand it for him.
Here’s my best shot. I’ll use little words.
Gary, I’ll type real slow so you can read it real slow. The
Democrats objected to the two signs that stepped over the edge of decent
discourse (talk). The Democrats did not think the inane (silly) idea that
Democrats would raise taxes was odious (mean and hateful), just tired and
asinine (your butt is big). That’s why they didn’t object to it. They
don’t agree with it. I mean, think about it – that sign just reminds people
that the Republican have run up the national debt and hate their
One other thing, the newspaper says that Pressler’s name is
Jaime. That’s a mistake or a lie. He’s registered to vote as James
and filed an official government document with the name James. Maybe he’s
just trying to be cute. He’s not.
November 2 - My friend Muse was
at the Democratic headquarters today and
she took pictures of the adopt-a-signs orders.
When I'd get an order,
I'd call her. She'd make the sign and then send it out to put in front
of polls. We're becoming an organized machine here, Folks!
Thank you, Andy Meyers!
You're the best salesman the Democrats ever had.
Thanks you, Muse; you're a great friend and an outstanding Democrat!
November 2 - It's official.
CREW filed a formal complaint against Bob Perry.
Washington, DC –
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed an
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) complaint against Americans for Honesty on
Issues (AFHOI), a registered 527 organization, for failing to report
contributions and expenditures as required by federal law
You can see all the supporting exhibits at the CREW website. It
looks like a lay down to me.
November 2 - A milestone has been
House Campaigns Pass $1 Billion Mark, and 90% of it was spent on negative ads and really, really
bad political consultants.
Okay, the second part was
just commentary, but damn good commentary.
November 2 - He's baaaaaack.
Hot Tub Tom
DeLay says that waterboarding is not torture.
"I don't think water
boarding is torture," DeLay said. "My definition of torture is you
physically harm someone by cutting them, by cutting their fingers,
sticking things in their eyes, sticking their fingers in electric sockets.
Water boarding is a frightening experience. But the person does not have
He's probably had
plenty of experience at it. After all, most
hot tubs are over his head.
You know the sickest part
- you can tell that he sits around thinking of ways to really torture
November 2 - Every now and then,
an opening paragraph to a story peeks your curiosity so deeply that you read
a story that you would otherwise ignore.
Such is the case at Fort Bend Now this morning.
City of Sugar Land
officials acknowledged Thursday that a woman touched a rabid bat on
Saturday, then pushed it into a box with a stick that “later came into
contact with her mouth.”
Now, you know for a fact that you're going to read that story to find out
why she licked a stick. You just gotta know. Besides, it's in
Sugar Land - where they put all manner of crazy stuff in their mouths.
November 2 -
Well, there’s a full brew war over at
Fort Bend Now, with
James Pressler, the man who made money off the hateful signs, trying to
contend that only undocumented workers commit crimes in Houston.
There’s County Commissioner and lunatic fringe rightwing religious
nut Andy Meyers cutting-and-pasting everything he can find on Rush
Limbaugh’s site to defend his hatefulness in proper Christian terms. Please
note that Andy is posting during work hours, while you’re paying his salary.
This is my favorite Andy Meyers story.
Andy also contended that
he did not take down Smithers' sign to replace it with one of his own.
Hey Andy, there's pictures, you fool!
Then there’s BG (former Sugar Land City Councilman and Christian
Coalition Cheerleader Brian Gaston) defending Commissioner Meyers because
Gaston is too cheap to actually spend his own money.
And, lastly, there’s In-the-know, defeated school board candidate
Liz Mitton, who lacks guts but not gall. She has a very sporadic voting
record, but she’s still defending Tom DeLay. Bless her heart, do you think
she realizes yet that she's their Katherine Harris? Honey, she needs
to put on her big girl panties and post under her real name.
There ya have it – a small grouping of Fort Bend’s Christian
right: a Real Fun Bunch filled with love!
If ya have a mind to, go
join the fray! Just like here, keep it clean because my Momma goes
there, too, and she'll whip your hiney for talking dirty.
By the way, the Houston
Chronicle picked up on it in the
and online by linking to
November 2 -
a confession to make.
I know I’ve told you before that I’m a natural blonde. I am. I’m
a pretty simple person. I generally don’t “get” deep meanings or a lot of
symbolism stuff. I think that makes life easier.
So, every time I saw Shelley, I secretly kinda liked her. She’s a hippie.
I knew this to be true because she flashes the Peace symbol every where she
goes. I mean I figured out within a day or two that it wasn’t the V for
Victory symbol because she hasn’t won and she won’t.
I saw her at a political event and she smiled at me and gave me
the Peace sign. I flashed it back, although I thought a Republican probably
didn’t want other Republicans to see that. Republicans are for war, unless,
of course, they have to actually fight in it.
So, for a long time, I thought she was a closet hippie and might
be more liberal than I first suspected.
Seriously, I finally figured out that the fingers she’s giving us
are two – vote for her twice. Don’t worry, I ain’t putting that stupid Beer
Barrel Polka song on my sweet website to demonstrate her sign. I may be
simple, but I’m not a hick.
They ought to be rules against mistreating the V for Victory and
the Peace sign when there’s accordion music in the background.
November 1 -
This isn't real important and if you haven't
been following the Andy Meyers sign saga, skip on over this and read
something else, but I have to tell you something.
Muse is very disappointed.
I had promised her that she could go with Marsha and me to take
down Andy Meyer’s hideous signs. She was
going to take the moving picture camera to document it all for our
grandchildren and any possible courts of law that might be interested.
Mainly, I think, she wanted to witness Marsha and me getting our
pleasantly bountiful rumps thrown into a police car against our wills. I
ain’t going easy, Honey.
She is so disappointed.
This is a rural area and quality entertainment is hard to come
She has even considered "borrowing" some of Andy’s signs and
putting them up just as bait. Muse is a desperate woman.
By the way, I did some math. If Andy’s not lying,
okay-okay-I-said-IF, and he really does have only 30 of these signs, that
that he spent $80 a piece for them. That man got ripped off.
Not that I object to
rippin’ off Andy Meyers. I don’t. He deserves it. I’d certainly rip him
off given half a chance. But, dude, he got ripped off by his own political
party. That’s cold.
I know that wasting $2,800 is nothing to Andy Meyers. He’ll just
go stand down on County Non-bid Contract corner one night in his “Hey,
Vendor Baby” outfit and come home with his garter belt filled with hundred
(Oh Lord, I can’t even think about a picture of that. I’ve
grossed myself out! I'm sorry. I have to stop and collect
ON EDIT ONCE I COLLECTED MYSELF:
It is interesting to note that Andy Meyer's website (Letter
to Republican Precinct Chairs and the lovely
Meyers vs. Nick Lampson - Winning the Congressional District 22 Race In
November 2006) still has him listed
as an announced candidate for Congress from CD22, but he has
not filed any
reports with the FEC. Hummmm ....
Don't try to be tricky
and change it real quick, Andy, because I've got it saved!
November 1 - According to
Political Money Line, our own Bob
Perry may be in a heap o' trouble.
Group Faces $1 Million Fine?
Americans For Honesty on Issues,
an organization that registered as a Section 527 with the I.R.S. on
August 28, has no third quarter disclosure report (through 9/30) or
pre-election disclosure report (10/1 to 10/18) available to the public on
the I.R.S. website as of noon today. The organization is believed to have
received at least $3 million in receipts, with the sole known donor being
Texan Bob Perry.
reported to the FEC it raised $2
million and spent $1,427,964 on electioneering communications from 9/1 to
10/9. The only donor was Bob Perry ($2 million on 9/1). The group also
reported to the FEC it raised $1
million and spent $369,778 on electioneering communications from 10/27 to
10/30. The only donor was Bob Perry ($1 million on 10/27).
This organization may become the poster example of how seriously the
I.R.S. enforces its own filing and disclosure requirements. I.R.S.
release IR-2004-110 states, “An organization that fails to timely report,
fails to include all required information about contributions and
disbursements, or that reports incorrect information is required to pay 35
percent of the amount related to the failure.”
importantly, irony is still not dead. "American(s) For Honesty on
Issues" has one contributor -- Swiftboater Bob Perry. And the cherry
on top is that he wasn't honest about reporting laws.
Bob Perry has contributed
generously District Attorney John Healey and Judge Brady Elliott. I
hope he didn't forget to contribute to the FEC members.
Sarcasm is just another
friendly free service we offer here at The World's Most Dangerous Beauty
November 1 -
Fort Bend Now gives you a ringside seat to watch while
Andy Meyers buries himself. He's lower than a mole's belly on digging
Meyers truly believed he wouldn't get caught putting up his
hate signs. I'm tickled hot pink to know that,
with your help, we really got to him with
our Had Enough? signs.
said the intent was to find something
to help counter the “Had
Enough? Vote Democrat” campaign.
It's not too late to adopt one
in Andy's honor!
We'll get them out this weekend!
Meyers said he had
tried to work with local Republican political candidates to help them find
ways “to tell everyone who we are, and who (the Democrats) are.” But he
felt the candidates were reluctant to act on their on behalf.”
However, it is too late to give Andy a soul.
By the way, Meyers or Pressler has yet to explain who tore down Smithers
sign and stole the t-posts. Wouldn't that be a violation of the law?
Shouldn't someone tell Annie Elliott?
November 1 - Our friend, Hal, over at
Half Empty has an excellent post about recent happenings here in Fort
Bend by the Republican Party. You'll see an ad that was sent out by
a local Democratic candidate to
the large South Asian community in Fort Bend.
By playing to the base with
people like the Republican precinct chair in the ad, Commissioner Andy
Meyer's hands are so dirty with hate that the local health department has
declared them a bio-hazard. He's not even allowed to use the sink at
the Dairy Queen or the Shell Station. He even has to wear plastic
gloves to fish. He's not allowed to rent a bowling bowl. I could
go on and on.
I ain't kidding about
doing time. Marsha and I are going out all weekend to take those
hateful signs down. Marsha can hold her own in a fight (she's
the one who got beat-up by the Republicans last Spring) and I know a
pretty good lawyer who might make our bail.
November 1 - Tom DeLay
announces "I haven't had no ethical problems."
See it for yourself.
I would like to thank the
about 50 people who emailed me the link early in this morning. I love
each and every one of you. Every time I opened one, I needed less coffee to
October 31 -
Okay, it gets worse.
You might want to
read a couple of the posts below if you haven’t been keeping up today.
Take a look at the sign here. See
something on the ground behind the “Illegals” sign? Go ahead, I’ll wait and
be here when you get back.
That little tad of blue got me pondering. I drove over to the
sign site just to check and see if it was what I thought it was.
It’s a "Republicans
for Bob Smithers" sign. These sons-of-a- motherless-goat Republicans
cut down a Bob Smithers sign, stole his t-posts, and put up this rotten
Then, to prove what little cowards they are, when they heard that
there would be a press conference at the sign held by Democrats, they cut
the "Illegals" sign down, too, and put it face down on the ground, covering
the Smithers sign.
Okay, so I’m a natural blonde and I left my camera at home. Duh.
But, just before sundown, I got a picture of it all with my camera phone.
I guess what bother me most is that these signs were paid for by us - the
taxpayers - because Commissioner Andy Meyers is the campaign contribution
kickback king. You know he paid for this out of his campaign slush
Expect them plastered all
over the county this weekend. Expect me to go to jail for cutting them
October 31 -
Well, well, well - isn't this a cute Republican trick? These guys are
slimy as boiled okra.
The signs (see below)
including the one about Democrats being terrorists were not the work of a
lone Republican nutcase.
Take a little lookie right here at this PDF.
It seems that Mr. Pressler got $2,800 from Commissioner Andy Meyers to pay
for these signs, and according to the Texas Ethics Commission there are
plenty more signs to come.
Hey Andy, Mr. Christian
Coalition, when Sweet Jesus comes back, He's gonna be plenty hacked about
your signs. I'm personally telling Him about them. I'm also
going to point you out in the crowd. Maybe you can use those signs to
build a shelter when you're left behind.
For you folks who haven't
been around very long, the religious right was all upset at Pressler back in
2004 for slimy tactics against them. The religious right has no moral
center or code of ethics; they will give ten pieces of silver to whoever
will do their dirty work.
There are enough signs
ordered to cover every voting precinct on election day. The media has
October 31 - Fort Bend
Republican political consultant James Pressler rears his ugly head again.
Well known for political scams, Pressler has taken to putting up
offensive signs at early voting locations.
Here’s one right in front of Republican headquarters.
There was another
one (sorry, no picture) at Garcia Middle School that said Democrats are for
the Terrorists. The school took it down. Many of their students are from
They have another one that less offensive, but very stupid. It’s
says, Want Higher Taxes? Vote Democrat. Geezzeee, how ‘bout that national
debt? Hate Your Grandchildren? Vote Republican.
Republican Party Chairman Gary Gillen says there’s nothing he can
do about it.
Pressler's PAC is on the bottom of the sign.
It is especially odd that
this sign would go up the day after Bush was here. Most Democrats in
Congress support the President's program for immigration.
October 31 - Unelected
Pedro Ruiz, who is quite possibly the twirpest twit in a big ole chunk
of Texas, had a 1:30 docket yesterday with about 50 defendants, lawyers and
Lord only knows how many Assistant DA's.
Judge Ruiz ceremoniously
reset ALL the cases so he could go see President Bush at the Sugar Land
airport (7 miles away) at 5:00. Okay, let's review, 1:30, 5:30, 7
miles, a hunk o' taxpayer money.
All we could figure is that
the Secret Service was doing an ego-check at the door.
October 31 - The long arm of Tom
DeLay's golfing buddy runs all the way to Montana.
Jack Abramoff has become a campaign issue in the Billings Gazette.
HELENA - A Republican media consultant and friend of indicted lobbyist
Jack Abramoff recently wrote a letter to a Montana newspaper saying Burns'
staff ate so many free meals at Abramoff's restaurant, people joked they
would have "starved to death" without the lobbyist.
Montana. Big skies, big appetites.
October 31 - For a full
report of Bush's visit to Sugar Land yesterday, you gotta read
Bob Dunn at Fort Bend Now.
The only way we
won’t succeed in Iraq is by leaving before the job is done,” he said. And
as for the Democrats, “It’s a serious political party in the midst of a
war, and they don’t have a plan for success. They don’t have a plan for
comes down to this – the terrorists win and America loses,” President Bush
said as the partisan crowd booed loudly. “I’m not saying the Democrats are
unpatriotic. I’m just saying they’re wrong.”
And the President was very nice to Mayor Dave Williams.
However, the talk of the
town is that Republicans didn't even bother to introduce their local
candidates at this event. I guess the President doesn't believe that
all politics are local.
Bob also throws some
light on the poll.
October 30 -
People have been asking me if
I’m going to protest the President this afternoon since he’ll be right down
the street from me.
No, I am not going.
I chose to just ignore him. You know, like Dick Cheney and Donald
Bush will be appearing at Sugar Land Regional Airport.
Here’s where it’s at. It is at the busiest intersection of two major
roadways, Highways 6 and 90A, with a major freeway right beside it.
Men far wise than I am have decided that 5:00 p.m. is the best
time to do this. On a normal day, at 5:00 p.m. the entire area is a parking
lot. Trying to get home from work, you will sit in traffic for 45 minutes
in this exact area during rush hour.
Men far wiser than I am have decided that pouring concrete is a
magnificent thing, so the entire area is currently “under construction” with
lots of heavy equipment and torn-up roadways. “Under construction” is a
nice word for Hell Hole.
Men far wiser than I am have decided that bringing a President
whose approval ratings are generally the same numbers as my freezer
temperature is a dandy idea, and doing it at a time that guarantees to
hack-off people trying to get home from work with the sun in their eyes is
No, I won’t be going,
but this guy will.
October 30 -
Most of you have heard about the
numbers from the Zogby poll.
percent of respondents said they would vote for a write-in candidate, a
statistical tie with the 36 percent support for Democrat Nick Lampson,
according to the poll of more than 500 likely voters in the 22nd
Go look at the numbers. They’ve been cooked, plated nicely, and served with
a little advertising sauce. Leave it to the Chronicle and the tv station
(both of who want to make more advertising dollars off this race) to try to
jumpstart the numbers.
According to the poll,
35% say "they'd vote for a write-in." Note the careful wording; I wonder if
they even asked what election? Of those 35%, 79% say they'll vote for
Shelley. That drops the overall numbers significantly, to 28% to be exact.
However, the Chronicle headlines the 35%.
It would have been less
dishonest for the Chronicle to just wave a big flag, shoot off some
fireworks, and whine loudly, “Hey, we were expecting a $10 million dollar
race with Tom DeLay. We needed the increased advertising to keep our lazy
rumps in business for a another year or two.”
Additionally, you cannot
poll how confusing the ballot is. How many will actually do it once they
are in the booth? I’m semi-computer literate and I had trouble prancing
through the ballot to find the school board bonds.
My defense, however, does
not in any way release the Lampson campaign for the (ir)responsibility of
spending perfectly good Democratic money to give Shelley name recognition
and credibility. They are polling at 36%. Hell, two years ago, Richard
Morrison, with no money and the dumbest campaign manager on the face of the
earth, got 37% of the vote.
(mumble, mumble, grouch,
grouch) damn consultants (mumble, mumble) know it all (grouch, grouch) screw
up a one man parade (mumble) grrrrrrr…. cave-dwelling twits ………
29 - One more reason to wonder who the Republicans will find to fill
Jack Abramoff's shoes.
The St. Petersburg Times has an interesting take on the power of
cronyism, telling the story of a State Department worker who saw abuse to
human beings and was canned for mentioning it. Our local shame comes from
In the late 1990s, Congress almost put a stop to the worst
abuses by forcing the Marianas to adopt U.S. minimum wage and immigration
laws. A bill passed the Senate unanimously. But former House Majority
Leader Tom DeLay, whom Abramoff brought to the Marianas over the 1998 New
Year, blocked the effort in the House.
There are Republicans right here in this district still defending Tom DeLay.
They won't need a costume to come to my house Tuesday night.
October 29 -
Do not click this
link unless you're in a private place with your speakers turned down to
a respectable level.
First off, whose bright
idea was it to have a campaign song be sung to the Beer Barrel Polka?
Honey, add an accordion player and some suds and Shelley's request of "write
me in" sounds a little kinky, but not in that wannabe Governor kind of way.
This ad, and this ad
alone, is worth the price of my satellite radio.
October 29 - CNet has
done the hard scientific research and the results are in.
Worst Political Websites in America. For the second year in a row,
we didn't make it. But, hey, the competition is stiff.
I agree with my friend
Charles Kuffner, Kay Granger should
be deported for that Margarita recipe.
October 28 -
Newsflash! ARMPAC still
broke. ARMPAC did pay a $50 bank fee to keep its account open - but
it still owes $90,000 to its nonfederal account. Rats! I was cheering
for it to arise from the dead, pay all it’s fines in full, and save Tom
DeLay’s ratty reputation!
October 27 -
I just heard on the local
radio that the Texas Democratic party’s lawyers are flabbergasted that
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs just sashayed herself into an early voting precinct
today and chatted away with the election workers in front of voters and
looked around into the voting booths. That’s against the law – even in
Sekula-Gibbs says that she was merely campaigning in front of the
polls and just went inside to go to the bathroom where she just happened to
stop to ask the election workers how the turn-out had been. Besides, rules
are for Democrats, you news-reportin' bozos.
Okay, so I made-up the last sentence. But, the last sentence most
truly represented the tone in her voice about this.
Shelley, heads-up, Babe. If you Republicans have learned nothing
else during this entire mess, you should at least learn not to mess with
Democratic lawyers. They’ll be all over you like a bad botox job.
it's on teevee! You can watch it for yourself.
October 27 - Well,
Poor Ole Scooter Libby's case doesn't appear to be going real well.
His defense team called an "expert" on memory to explain why Scooter forgot
everything he ever knew about Dick Cheney.
There were several moments when
Loftus was completely caught off guard by Fitzgerald, creating some very
awkward silences in the courtroom.
One of those moments came when
Loftus insisted that she had never met Fitzgerald. He then reminded her
that he had cross-examined her before, when she was an expert defense
witness and he was a prosecutor in the U.S. attorney's office in New
Libby's defense team declined
Go read the whole article - it's worth you time. And, it's
not like you have anything better to do than enjoy watching the
democracy-hating dirtbags get their butts whallopped.
October 27 -
Republican party could save their volunteers a lot of awkward and
uncomfortable silences if they would just pony up and buy some hold Muzak(TM).
Look how much more professional David's call (see
directly below) sounds when you break up the silences with a tranquil
instrumental version of Stevie Wonder's 1984 smash hit, "I Just Called to
Say I Love You." Click here to hear the new and
October 26 - Hotdog!
David is at it again. He got new batteries for his tape
recorder and tapes in-coming political calls. This tape is the perfect
example why paying people to make calls for candidates is not a dandy idea.
David and the RNC's money.
October 26 -
Well, Milton must be
getting in line for a job with Homeland Security so he can scare the
pee-diddle out of everyone.
Take note of the
headline on Milton’s press release: “Y.M.C.A.
Volunteer Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child”
Thanks to a heads-up from
Richard, a customer and YMCA volunteer, the real story has to be told by a
press release from the YMCA:
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's
Office issued a news release today, saying that a volunteer at the Katy
Family YMCA had been arrested last night for inappropriate behavior with a
The headline of the news release was highly
misleading, suggesting that YMCA children may have been harmed, that the
crime may have occurred at the YMCA or that the suspect was a long-time
volunteer. None of that is true.
Thankfully, the Fort Bend County Sheriff
and I had a news conference today in which the Sheriff cleared up the
mistakes and cleared us of wrongdoing; however, some of the misleading
information did manage to get through to the press earlier today.
I want to take a moment to give you the
facts, so that you are properly informed and can address
any questions you may receive from members.
- This alleged
incident occurred five years ago.
- It did not
occur at the YMCA.
- No children
from the YMCA are
involved in this incident.
- The man charged
with the crime only volunteered for the Katy YMCA for a total of
two hours, last week.
- In the two hours he
acted as a Y volunteer, he was never alone with any YMCA
- The suspect has no
criminal history that would have prevented him from becoming a
We continue to be committed to the proper
screening of our volunteers and staff. The safety of our children,
members and program participants is always our first
Richard notes that the local press didn’t fall for Milton’s scare tactics –
Fort Bend Now.
Milton ain't the
brightest star on the Christmas tree to start with, but if you throw in the
s-e-x word, he perks up just enough to get the story screwed up.
October 26 - Right is right and
wrong is wrong, no matter what political party is involved.
Neeta Sane's mailer for the first time last night. I pitched a
wall-eyed snot-nosed hissy fit. It is disgusting. It is
purposefully misleading and probably libelous. I can assure you that
no local Democrats knew about it until it hit mailboxes yesterday.
It was done by a
"political consultant" (see comments at the end of this)
out of Houston.
I am ashamed of Neeta and
her consultant. They both owe this community and Jeff Council an
October 26 - Straight from
The NRCC seems willing to concede former Rep. Tom DeLay’s (R-Texas) seat.
Former Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) has $1.7 million cash on hand and
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, the GOP nominee, is not on the ballot, running an
uphill write-in campaign.
Only the politically naive are shocked by this. This race was won the
day Tom DeLay put his own personal fundraising for legal bills above his
party and his constituents.
Send support to
Shane Sklar - he just got
endorsed by the Galveston Daily News.
October 26 -
Annie Elliott has a new
ad. It’s a hoot.
Okay, so I got to thinking …. hummmm …. Who could be stealing her
my top 5 suspects----
Old and Busted: Cookie Monster
New Hotness: Corplast Monster
Judge Brady Elliott is stealing them, whiting-out “Annie” and slyly
replacing it with “Brady.”
notice if the new Holden Roofing materials are red, white, and blue?
Elliott swimming pool float - hot trendy new must-have item.
crook of the week is cutting out the letters to send a ransom note saying,
“$500 or your signs will be slowly starved to death.”
Google search of the phone number – it’s funny. The phone number comes
back to her husband in the DA's office. Woooo ....
Mark has a take on it, too.
October 26 -
Philosophical question: If
O.J. Simpson can write a book that will
hypothetically suggest how someone, like maybe O J Simpson, could have
hypothetically murdered his wife and her hypothetical friend, can Tom DeLay
write a book called “No
Retreat, No Surrender: The American Passion of Tom DeLay” or does that
exceed hypothetical limits?
I dunno. I think there’s physics involved in these things.
October 26 - Looks like
Bob Perry had a bad day in court. I guess he hasn't bought enough
judges in Indiana yet.
Bob Perry's throwing
around major judicial money around here, though: he's a big
contributor to our own Judge Brady Elliott. Hey, that might be good
news - at least we can't say that Elliott's totally owned by the trial
October 25 - Bryan has an idea
for the DCCC.
DCCC consultants are overpaid monkeys.
He's right, you know.
October 25 - As if to make my
point below any clearer, the NRCC has written-off Shelley.
Click here. Scroll to the bottom to see the
ranking system. This is the internal NRCC ranking list.
October 25 - The DCCC is starting to
creep me out.
This is an Amen! to Hal over at Half-Empty. Except while Hal's on
the fence, I'm on the side of what-the-hell-are-you-doing?
Democratic Congressional candidate across the county ought to be hacked-off
at the DCCC for wasting perfectly good money to give name ID to Republicans.
They sent two
exactly-the-same mailers into the district - one calling a Republican
write-in candidate too liberal on immigration and exactly-the-same mailer
calling the other write-in Republican candidate too conservative. (You
can see them over at Hal's)
First off, all they are
doing is giving name ID to Republican candidates who have no money. They've
been doing that for about a month now and it's starting to grate on me.
Look, if Nick Lampson
can't win with three and half million dollars against an underfunded
write-in candidate who even the local Republicans want to see fail, then he
should pack it up and mosey on down the road.
You gotta wonder if the
DCCC has a clue about this district! You know, we have a great plan
The First 100 Hours but nobody is even hearing about that because
they're too busy giving Shelley name ID.
Excuse me while I holler
here: the DCCC sent an anti-immigrant mailer to a Hispanic household
in a heavily Hispanic district. I ain't no highly-paid political
professional, but that just seems dumber than bean dip.
Plus, why in the fool
tarnation would the DCCC use the word "liberal" as a pejorative in a
district where that term will hurt the local candidates?
"consultants" are the worst thing that ever happened to Democracy.
They brought the money to politics and destroyed the grassroots.
Okay, I feel better now.
By the way,
Bob Dunn catches notice of it, too.
October 25 - The big
question around here is:
Will Fort Bend Congressman
# 3 Ron Paul come stand with the President when he comes?
Ron favors impeaching the President. Heck, I’m not even for that!
Mainly because I’ve met Dick Cheney. He’s the prototype for the
October 24 - Okay, I fixed the
broken link on Email From Hell.
October 24 -
(subscription only) has an interesting article today about how our boy Tom
DeLay kept his finger in the pie even after resigning.
Dan Flynn, the last
of former Rep. Tom DeLay’s (R-Texas) “inner circle” of aides still working
on Capitol Hill, left the House payroll last month after being reprimanded
earlier this summer for improper political activity.
Flynn, who was employed in the Texas 22nd district office as a senior
adviser following DeLay’s resignation from the House in June, was formally
admonished by the House Clerk in late July for using his House e-mail
account to send out a DeLay-related message
Flynn was forced of
the Texas 22nd office because he was still in daily contact with DeLay.
Flynn was being paid at an annual salary of nearly $160,000 for his work
as a senior adviser in the office, and his future job plans are unclear at
The air is a tad fresher in Washington DeeCee today, and another scoundrel
is off the taxpayers payroll.
Dan is a lucky guy - he
just lost his job. Most of DeLay's other friends are looking at jail
October 24 -
The Republicans have the
President coming here to pay a political visit. Every Congressional
District in America drew straws and we lost.
You’d think that after
what Tom DeLay did to the local Republicans, they’d have met their allotment
of punishment for at least a decade.
You’re not allowed to “protest” or let the President know that his
approval rating is lower than a whale poop on the bottom of the ocean. Like
that poor guy in
The Truman Show, the President is kept in a bubble where everything he
does is wonderful, wonderful, and kinda cute, too.
I’m gonna try to get a ticket because I will pay cash money just
to see Brian Gaston and Commissioner Andy Meyers shove each other to get
into a picture with George Bush. By the way, there’s a joke going around
Democratic circles that if Shelley ever stops real fast, Andy Meyers would
be in violation of this state’s sodomy laws.
I wonder if they told the President that he’ll be here campaigning
for a judge who got the stiffest reprimand given by the Commission of
Judicial Conduct, a woman who fibbed about her educational background, or a
guy who is just an idiot. And more?
I wonder if the White House is so excited about being asked to
come somewhere, anywhere!, to campaign that they didn’t check out the local
candidates who will stand with the President. I don’t want to give away the
surprise ending, but golly gee, this might be fun. The politics of
corruption in Fort Bend didn’t end when Tom DeLay resigned.
October 23 - Heads-up.
My friend Charles
did a transcript of the Shelley Sekula-Gibbs
fake-out call we have here. And.
Bob Smither seems to
be enjoying it, too.
Click here to hear
Shelley's idea of polling.
Another thanks to Dave for being prepared
when this call came!
October 23 -
There ought to be some kind
special award for stupid this distinctive.
The National GOP started airing an ad in New York that looks to be
backfiring. And it’s about s-e-x.
Democrat Michael Arcuri is vying with
Republican, Ray Meier, to replace longtime GOP Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, who
is retiring. The race is very close and may help decide if the Democrats
take the House.
The national GOP campaign office started
airing an ad Friday that showed Arcuri leering at the silhouette of a
dancing woman who says, ''Hi, sexy. You've reached the live, one-on-one
fantasy line.'' He supposedly dialed the service two years ago from a New
York City hotel room and billed taxpayers – for all of $1.25 for a
one-minute call. He is the district attorney in Oneida County.
Now the Utica Observer-Dispatch today notes that Arcuri's campaign has
released records to the paper showing the call to the 800 sex line was
followed the very next minute by a call to the state Department of Criminal
Justice Services – and the last seven digits of the two numbers are the
Okay, I’m not even going to talk about Republicans being people who
think that one minute is long enough to complete your business on a s-e-x
line. Honey, it’s a Democratic male making the call – it’s gonna cost about
the same as landing on Boardwalk with a hotel. You Republican men are
shaming yourself with this one.
By the way, note to Republicans: this ain’t your year to talk
October 23 - We're starting
with a fresh page today because I'll probably be doing a lot of posting
during early voting.
Today is the first day of
early voting. I just want to remind all my Republican friends to keep
the faith and write-in Tom DeLay. It's not too late to save face.
Write in Tom and send a
message that you're not going to get pushed around by silly things like
laws, ethics, human decency, damn liberals, or muscled young men with
rippling thighs. No, not you. You're going to stand for
something: Tom DeLay or the Highway, dammit!
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Some Dude Named Mark, Treasurer.
- Nice to see that
got the endorsement from
Victoria Advocate. His candidacy is taking off like fireworks on the
4th of July. Looks like the folks in the 14th will finally get
something besides birthday cards out of their Congresscritter.
Dr. No has to go.
Fort Bend deserves better!
October 22 - I may not be
the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm smart enough to send my
personal favorite blogger, Hal, on a mission, and that's all the smarts
Hal (and Ann) took Paul Begala back to the airport after the Begala Gala
last Friday night. The picture on Hal's site is of Paul Begala and my
personal favorite mayor - Stafford's Leonard Scarcella.
There's some dandy
reading over there, and I'll include this teaser ---
Later, as we traversed the Sam
Houston Tollway, the conversation turned to “Republicans”. He talked of
how Republicans present a united front. But Democrats are “thinkers who
have independent thoughts”.
I said “and that is our downfall”. Paul agreed and cited Bill Clinton’s
observation that “Democrats want to fall in love. Republicans want to fall
in line.” Republicans just want to be told what to believe, tell them and
they will be OK with that.
I'll take homegrown Paul Begala at my gala over Dick Cheney any
day of the week.
October 21 - Mark at
View From 22 has made his long-awaited endorsement in the Special
Election for the Texas 22 Congressional Race.
Me? I'm voting
Stockman because he's nuttier than squirrel poop. But, I can certainly
see the attraction to Mrs. Tran. Her policy on illegal immigration is
October 21 - As a special
treat for weekend customers, here's a
phone recording of a "scientific poll" in the CD 22 race. It's a
Shelley should be ashamed
of herself. It kinda makes you wonder if she plays tricks with her patients
October 20 - Holy Homeless Hack -
we've now got J. C. Whitten taking over as Human Resources Director.
If this doesn't spell H-a-r-a-s-s-m-e-n-t L-a-w-s-u-i-t, I don't know what
For those of y'all who
weren't around here when we had to spend unnecessary money in this county
just to get J.C. a date, it hasn't gotten any better. This is truly
jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
** High Priority **
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED AND NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE PERSONNEL IN YOUR
J. C. Whitten
Click here to see it
Our sources say that Tom was given a choice between being fired or leaving
on his own.
October 20 - Oh for Pete's Sake,
now they're acting like Fort Bend County Republicans. They day
after they announce that the President is coming here, here goes to DeeCee
in a handbasket. You'd think the DeeCee Republicans caught their
governing lessons from Gary Gillen and Brian Gaston.
With polls showing Republican
control of Congress in jeopardy, conservative leaders are pointing fingers
at one another in an increasingly testy circle of blame for potential
Republican losses this fall.
It's a damn Goat Rodeo.
These people think they
can run a country at war?
No, wait, here's my
favorite part. Egads! They resurrected Texan Dick Armey, and it wasn't
even to endorse a Dancing with Stars contestant. They let him talk.
No, really, they did.
accused Congressional Republicans of “blatant pandering to James Dobson”
and “his gang of thugs,” whom Mr. Armey called “real nasty bullies” —
arguments he reprised on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and
in an open letter on the Web site organization FreedomWorks.
Hot heck! Just when I thought they'd made Armey go hunting with Dick
Cheney or caddie for Jack Abramoff after he resigned and we'd never get to
hear him again, he says something stoopid!
Honey, I will pay twenty
dollars perfectly good cash American money to see Dick Armey and James
Dobson smack each other with their Bibles, and I'll even rent out the VFW
Hall to stage that event.
Watching Republicans hate
everybody is one of my favorite activities. Fluffy white guys fighting
each other is real entertaining.
And, hey, at least
they're leaving the rest of us alone for a week or two. Somebody sneak
off and do some stem cell research while they ain't lookin'.