2103 S. Pine
Brady, TX 76825
email -- firstname.lastname@example.org
5-22-2013 -- 2:30 PM
Special Election for Mayor.
5-22-2013 -- 2:25 PM
I Apologize to ALL of Our Supporters Who Feel Slighted
That has not been my intention.
A whole bunch of you have been reminding me over the past week that it was OUR Supporters who won the election.
And that I’ve thanked ALL the other groups’ Supporters and not even acknowledged ours.
I’M SORRY THAT ANY OF Y’ALL FEEL THAT WAY!!
But, when there’s so many cross-over Supporters . . . ones who support us, TPSG, Sheila Hemphill, Joe Sanchez, Better Brady Now, etc. . . . I felt it was just important to mention ‘em all.
I DID NOT INTEND TO SLIGHT OUR SUPPORTERS AT ALL!!
Hell, ask Jon Chase and/or Bill Neslage when things started to turn around for us Rebels. They’ve both told me several, several times it was when OUR Rebels got roused and vocal.
You folks scurried from hiding and kicked Loyalist ass and took names . . . the first time in Brady’s history that so many of you stood up . . . proud and clear of purpose . . . to announce loudly and clearly that things were gonna change.
AND Y’ALL MADE IT HAPPEN!!
I hope I don’t upset any Supporters from the other groups . . . if there ARE Supporters who ONLY Support one group . . . but I’m 150% CONVINCED that the numbers of our Supporters are larger than all the other groups combined!!
But, really, what does it matter?
I’m sure Bill, Jon, and KJ think their Supporters are the best.
Shouldn’t all of us be proud of our Supporters?
Those of you who REALLY know me know for a FACT that I love each and every one of our Supporters and I’d do almost anything I can do to keep helping each of y’all as long as y’all want me to.
You’re all a special BREED . . . and I don’t think anyone else in Brady . . . EXCEPT ME!! LOL . . . realizes just how momentous the election was on the 11th.
Y’all have changed 143 years of history!!
We the People are now, finally, in charge.
And . . . if you hold your public officials accountable . . . AND DON’T GET THE BIG HEADS AS DID THE LOYALISTS . . . it should last forever.
If any Rebel appears to be a Bully . . . y’all should give him or her one chance to correct their ways.
If they don’t . . . y’all should boot ‘em to the curb.
THAT INCLUDES ME BECAUSE SOME HAVE ACCUSED ME OF BEING THE BIGGEST BULLY IN BRADY!!
I think I’ve shown by the Village Idiot’s recent retirement that I’ll leave the scene as soon as I think I’m no longer doing a good job for our Supporters.
I will have to say that I’m concerned about some things that have happened recently . . . but I’m not AS concerned today as I was a few days ago.
I’m looking into my crystal ball and I’m gonna make a prediction . . . Latricia Doyal and Jack Turk will be GREAT leaders for us. I don’t agree with them on some things . . . and that’s fine . . . I TRUST THEM BOTH!!
When Latricia was elected to be the Mayor pro tem . . . I KNEW AT THAT SECOND THAT WE’D REALLY, REALLY TURNED A CORNER!!
We can do great things for Brady . . . but EVERY elected official had BEST remember that they work for We the People . . . not vice-versa.
Again, I apologize to all of our Supporters who feel slighted.
I’ve also been hearing something about that subject that I’m just sick and tired of hearing . . . that TPSG’s yellow cheat-sheets are what won the election.
That’s completely asinine.
We made up our own list . . . there was only one difference so we decided to support TPSG’s.
But the Rebels would have had SOME cheat-sheet to take with them no matter who came up with it.
TPSG should be commended for coming up with their sheet and distributing it like they did . . . it was a GREAT bit of political maneuvering and advertising.
But We the People won the election.
Not some yellow piece of paper.
If ALL of us Rebels hadn’t worked together to get out the vote . . . we would’ve lost.
End of story.
5-22-2013 -- 12:30 PM
5-21-2013 -- 2:40 PM
Brought to you by Jim or Nitta Ellison . . .
To: A Conservative Pol Disc Group <NoSpin@yahoogroups.com>
The Department of Defense confirms to */NBC 5 Investigates/* that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead 32 injured. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan's salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty.
If Hasan had been a civilian defense department employee, /*NBC 5 Investigates*/ has learned, the Army could have suspended his pay after just seven days.
Personnel rules for most civilian government workers allow for "indefinite suspensions" in cases "when the agency has reasonable cause to believe that the employee has committed a crime for which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed."Meanwhile, more than three years later soldiers wounded in the mass shooting are fighting to receive the same pay and medical benefits given to those wounded in combat.
5-19-2013 -- 11:09 AM
Toby Keith - Military Wife - Military Husband
I can’t handle anymore dog videos today. LOL.
Here’s the last video I’ll post today. It’s from someone in Virginaia . . . I think.
5-19-2013 -- 10:36 AM
More Dog Stories
There are obviously a lotta Patriotic Dog Lovers out there.
When I opened my Inbox five minutes ago . . . I was deluged by other Dog videos . . . some with the same theme of yesterday. There must be fifty of them suckers.
I will post them as soon as my wet eyes allow me to see my keyboard. Pleazse excuse any misspelling. I ain’t in an editing mood.
A Loyal Friend protects a true American HERO . . . to the very end.
Most are from YoiuTube . . . all are from the heart.
This one came to me from someone in New York. I’m sure y’all will notice the orange t-shirt the hero’s wearing.
He appears to be a Texas Lad.
If you’re a candy-ass like I appear to be about this subject . . . you might wanna watch this video in the dark, when you’re alone, because your eyes will become teary and, if seen, others will know you ain’t nearly as tough as you think you are.
RIP Navy Seal Jon Tumilson.
5-18-2013 -- 11:07 AM
Dogs and Soldiers!!
It must’ve been pre-ordained that I’d write about ‘em today . . . when all I wanna do is plan for my grand-daughters’ future and play with Baby.
But, not more than two minutes after I posted the comments below . . . I ran across THIS article.
God how I love our soldiers.
5-18-2013 -- 10:50 AM
I just received the ABSOLUTE best video from Annita Ellison and since I’m a devoted dog lover and a devout Patriot . . .
I just had to Post it.
Thanks, Nita. The video made my day.
My dog reacts pretty much the same way ANYTIME I leave the house and Baby is the BEST shrink I could ever have. She’s the closest thing I’ll ever have to a daughter and I don’t see how anyone or ANY family can exist without man’s best friend in their midst.
Which brings me to this point.
Yes, the Village Idiot is still retired . . . LOL . . . this is just a thought from a regular citizen.
If our new animal control whatever building is a KILL Facility . . . those who make that decision will have some explaining to do at the Pearly Gates.
Watch the video . . . then explain to me how we can possibly allow such wondrous creatures . . . God’s Gift to Man . . . to be euthanized as if they’re cockroaches swarming your home.
5-16-2013 -- 2:32 PM
The Village Idiot
5-15-2013 -- 8:50 AM
Welcome To My Timeline, Stalker!
This is a banner Missi Davis put across her FaceBook page.
Why am I singling her out?
Sher’s doing nothing but proving our Rebel points that our past City Government is . . . was . . . the worst in Brady’s history!
And she proves this ARROGANT point with every word outta her mouth and every word she writes.
If she shuts up, I won’t mention her again.
The choice is hers.
She and her Silly Council pals wasted millions and millions of tax-payer dollars.
And she wants to get in OUR faces!!
Not on my watch!!
EVERY time one of them ARROGANT folks stick their heads outta their shells and try to bark at ANY citizen . . . they’ll find themselves under fire.
They violated our Constitutional Rights and they’re too damn dumb to realize it.
Some of my Fellow Rebels had to personally fund the appeal THAT US REBELS WON in Austin to overturn their idiotic decision.
Not one of them has apologized . . . hence, they got their asses kicked Saturday.
Ms. Davis also called me a liar . . . without even reading the research I gave her about the Reverend Jesse James Jones . . . Ben Siebert.
She told me . . . “Ben explained these things to me and I believe Ben.”
These people fell into LUST with the Reverend and refused to listen to ANYTHING the public said about the Mud-Hole project.
How’s that project worked out for the citizens of Brady, Missi? Do you still believe him? Are you EVER gonna read the documents I gave you?
I don’t enjoy taking Missi on . . . I’d prefer to look toward the future . . . but some of these Arrogant Loyalists just NEED to be taken on.
If they TRULY wanna join the Political Fray . . . why do they hide behind FaceBook and pseudonyms?
Us Rebels didn’t do that!
Perhaps that’s why 72% of the populace trusts us . . .
and not the In-Crowd Loyalists.
5-14-2013 -- 2:27 PM
If ANYONE needs a perfect example of why I don’t use FaceBook . . . here she be . . . LOL.
Please pay attention to how this turns religious at the end . . . which is rather humorous considering how non-religious these folks seem to be.
Unlike some others . . . I still don’t OUT Innocents . . . even though their real names were listed. They have EVERY right to their opinions . . . but this posting also shows why they didn’t win Saturday -- IT’S ALMOST AS IF THEIR IN-CROWD CLUB IS A SECRET SOCIETY AND THEY ONLY TALK TO THE SS MEMBERS!
They ain’t got a clue what the majority of the people in Brady want.
I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AT LEAST TWO OF THE CHATTER’ERS ARE BUSINESS PEOPLE WHO SELL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO THE 72%’ERS THAT KICKED THEIR POLITICAL ASSES SATURDAY!!
Why in the world would they wanna piss off their customers?
I tried to call a couple of ‘em yesterday to talk about their comments . . . before I wrote this piece . . . but no one returned my calls.
Us Rebels just dance to a different drummer.
We don’t hide behind FaceBook.
We announce our opinions in the open . . . on the radio . . . online . . . and we’re willing to take the public heat for our opinions.
The Loyalists tend to like to only talk to their clique-members . . . then in protective FaceBook environments.
When they speak publicly they ALWAYS hide behind pseudonyms.
I’ve tried to extend olive branches to two Loyalists so far . . . with neither person wanting to accept the offer!!
So be it.
HERE’S WHY I DON’T USE FACEBOOK!
Late Saturday . . . after the election results were in . . .
#1 Guy – Thread Starter . . . Sad Day in Brady!!!
#2 Guy . . . what happened?
#1 . . . Elections went bad
#3 Gal . . . Same here
#4 Guy . . . Election results in
#4 . . . Good vs Stupid. .... stupid won
#1 . . . Yes sir. Now the real fight begins
#5 Guy . . . Just like the presidential election. . . it may be the first time in American history that dumbasses outnumber the rest of us.
#5 . . . BUT . . . praise Him in the storm!
#1 . . . Great point _____. We need him now more than ever.
#4 . . . Psalm 37, 8_9
Village Idiot . . . Per the English Standard Version of the Bible this is . . .
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
9 For the evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Sounds like they’re purty angry to me.
#6 Guy . . . Need more information
Now . . . the above seems like a waste of my time.
AFTER 10:00 PM AT NIGHT!!
5-14-2013 -- 10:50 AM
It’s Kinda Kewl to be the Target Again. LOL.
Osbo Gosley (Larry Mann) Is Gary afraid of Facebook because we could comment back at him? He seems to be addressing my post in his closet where he doesn't have to answer to debate.
Feel better, Larry?
“I wish I could meet little GR in a back alley somewhere so we can see who the coward really is.”
Since we share a “common” alley . . . just tell me when and you can go out your backdoor and I’ll do likewise . . . YOU COWARD! Still writing under an anonymous name! LOL. Bring your wife and mother with you so you won’t be scared.
Unlike you . . . my name, address, and phone number is ALWAYS at the top of this page. I’m not afraid of you or anyone else! I’ll be waiting if you REALLY wanna see how big of a coward I am.
Dying doesn’t scare me.
Leaving this world with Anonymous Cowards like you still in existence does bother me however.
You’re nothing but a candy-ass who writes anonymously because it terrifies you that folks might know who you are!!
The Reverend Jesse James Jones . . . Ben Siebert, from Philadelphia . . . “I met him on the front step of a building. He is much shorter in person. It must have been cold that day.... he was shaking.”
“Shaking?” Because of YOU? LOL.
Is THAT really the best you can do, Reverend? After getting your ass KICKED at the polls Saturday? Say ADIOS, Reverend. Your Mud-Hole will soon be nothing but a bad memory.
I won’t be listing any other comments. I don’t like giving them access to our viewers . . . LOL. They have none of their own.
5-14-2013 -- 10:11 AM
Recommendations for the New City Council
After seeing two recalls in a row, I assume the next Mayor will understand he must operate in a different and more conservative manner. I would like to make the following suggestions for his consideration.
Discussion among Council members should be encouraged, not discouraged at the City Council meetings. Previous Councils have been composed of mostly “go-along to get-along” members. Dissent was discouraged and Council members rarely did their homework or got involved. Citizens with complaints or suggestions should be encouraged to contact one of the Council members before the meetings.
Set a fiscal policy and let the professional City Manager conduct the city’s business. Then carefully and specifically measure his performance to hold him personally and publically responsible. There should be no hesitation in replacing him if his performance is unsatisfactory. Money spent on a qualified, effective City Manager is money well-spent.
History says a country’s total tax, federal, state and local combined, must be maintained under 12% to avoid eventual bankruptcy.
The present City total tax is too high. It should be under 5%. Present sales and property taxes are about right, but the hidden tax re utilities is way too high and should be eliminated. It’s not fair to low income citizens anyway.
However, we may have to keep high taxes only until we can pay off our excessive debt.
The sales and property tax are generating about $2M. The budget is about $25M. We need to reduce the budget drastically and conform to it by controlling spending, i.e. no spending that’s not in the budget and no budget changes to accommodate extra spending w/o public approval.
No borrowing w/o public approval and no sale or long-term leasing of city facilities w/o public approval, as required by the city charter.
Budget performance and debt should be reported in finance reports at every council meeting.
The City should cancel all ongoing and planned major projects. If we can’t afford them, we can’t afford them. We need to live within our means. The previous credit-card mentality has led us to the verge of bankruptcy, which a lot of towns have recently experienced.
We should cut City gov’t across the board 25%. It’s going to hurt now, but will be worse later if we don’t do it now. Other places have done this. Eugene, Oregon, did this last year and it helped them.
The city should not be involved in any business other than operating the city. This restriction should apply to both for-profit and non-profit businesses. Private businesses don’t need more competition and gov’t business inefficiencies are notorious.
The City should sell or lease the golf course to a golf club and let them take the losses from it, like other cities do. It’s an expensive game when properly accounted for and only a few rich citizens benefit. It has been losing a lot of taxpayer’s money every year. It should belong to a privately owned Country Club as it originally did, and does in other cities. Then sell the Civic Center to the Country Club and let them operate it and lease it to other groups as the city does.
The City should terminate the Mudualistic lease and sue for return of monies.
The City should abolish the EDC and use that tax money in the general budget. Encourage the local businessmen to fund their own organization to support their business, as it was originally done.
The City should place responsibility for city coordination/support with the Chamber of Commerce under the City Manager.
We need to have foresight re planning for oncoming expenses to avoid emergency spending. This is not being currently done.
We need to ignore some federal and state gov’t regulations that we can’t afford, by threatening bankruptcy, as some states are doing now. To do this we need a good city attorney.
We need to ignore the unsubstantiated EPA water radon requirements and go back to well water to reduce radon and impurities, and to help save the lake. We can use the lake water plant on a much reduced basis to supply Brady citizens at the lake in order to meet the lake funding requirements, since they don’t have good wells there.
City Department managers should be measured by response to citizen’s requests/complaints. This is important to create citizen support for the city gov’t.
A review of each city ordinance should be conducted with a goal of either enforcing or deleting it. These are being selectively or not enforced at this time. Violations are being ignored because everyone’s doing it. Having ordinances that are not enforced just encourages lawlessness.
Accomplishing the above listed things will cause a lot of complaints. These complaints should be immediately addressed with logical answers the citizens can understand with regard for the long term.
Council discussions and decisions should be completely open to the public. Executive sessions should be limited to private personnel performance appraisals and salary reviews. Private business bid reviews and negotiations with outside vendors should be conducted by the City Manager.
Citizens should be made to feel they are a part of, and unified with, the City gov’t in support of our city.
5-14-2013 -- 9:44 AM
Now to prove to the Loyalists that REASONABLE people can disagree and STILL get along . . . LOL . . .
I wanna announce that I’ve heard there are some more grumblings about closing the Golf Course.
I was in favor of this as well . . . early on . . . because we can’t afford to bleed the kinda green backs the golf course is costing us.
But I listened to some folks from the Golfing Association . . . whatever it’s name is . . . and I also sought out some opinions of some youngsters who play golf there . . .
AND I’VE CHANGED MY MIND!! LOL.
I know I’m probably the ONLY Rebel who thinks we should keep the Golf Course open . . . but I also know the majority of my fellow Rebels are REASONABLE people and they’ll listen to my argument before they barbecue me at the stake.
1. Our youngsters are either important to us . . . OR THEY’RE NOT!
We can’t just give lip-service to this concept.
We must PROVE to them that they’re valued, appreciated, and treasured!
We must PROVIDE them with every opportunity we can to help them grow into productive adults!
Playing competitive golf does that.
2. NO business enterprise should EVER be managed by any form of Governmental Body!!
THAT . . . to me . . . is why we’re bleeding so much cash. We should find a professional management team and let them turn it into a REAL business.
Hell, most government Geeks have never managed a business in their protected lives . . . that’s why they went into government work in the first damn place. LOL.
3. Our Golf Course, if managed properly, can provide Brady with invaluable advertising that’ll help draw new businesses and doctors to our community.
This has been woefully absent in the past.
4. If we want to become a vibrant community and not a ghost-town-in-waiting we have to think OUTSIDE THE BOX to solve our financial woes.
We can’t cut services, personnel, and sporting programs enough to REALLY make a difference.
Sure . . . our overhead is way too high. We can and MUST clean that up.
But we’re only trying to take down a Big-Ass Gorilla with a BB Gun by doing such things . . . WE’VE GOT HUGE, HUGE, HUGE PROBLEMS!!
And we can figure them out if we work together.
For example . . . where does it say that bringing in new businesses is JUST a function of our City Government?
I disagree . . . I say it’s the DUTY of EVERY citizen to try to improve our community.
The TPSG folks have proven to be a valuable commodity. I give them this challenge . . . I believe THEY should set up a Committee that does nothing but focus on bringing in new businesses. They can funnel all this to the EDC or City Government folks to put bows on ‘em and even take credit for the new businesses . . . US REBELS DON’T CARE WHO GETS THE CREDIT!!
Then . . . I want you Loyalists to sit back and see what the VOLUNTEER citizens can do without any Government INTERFERENCE!
Please . . . reconsider closing the Golf Course.
I’ll live with it if I trust the folks making the decision . . .
but, right now, these kinda folks aren’t in place.
5-14-2013 -- 9:06 AM
I learned from Christy yesterday that Brendan, as the “current” Mayor Pro Tem, will sit in for the departed Mayor on one Silly Council Meeting . . . he’s “officially” the Mayor until the 21st when the New Kids will be sworn in and they, along with the Veterans, will elect a new Mayor Pro Tem.
Christy didn’t know when the election for the new Mayor would be because some laws have changed.
But she’ll let us know when she finds out.
5-13-2013 -- 5:47 PM
FaceBook and the Internet is FOREVER!! LOL.
Hell, even some Loyalists are sending me copies of FaceBook postings.
The die-hard Loyalists who were born with silver spoons protruding from their booties are REALLY pissed off and there’s no sense in us Rebels even trying to extend Olive Branches to them.
They’re punch-drunk and none of ‘em can even remember the tsunami that hit ‘em Saturday.
I’ve been trying to let by gones be by gones . . . but some of these Idiots just won’t let go.
Wanna know why our past City Governments have sucked?
Read this from Missi Davis. She posted this Saturday . . .
Missi Davis . . .
Election Day! This may be one of the most important elections in our city's history--at least in my time. I hope each and every one of you exercise your right to vote, and I hope you spent time researching the issues, and know and understand the repercussions of every vote you choose--rather than allowing your understanding of things to be based on someone else's perception/opinion, half-true hate radio ads, or blogs written to mislead and tear the people of this city down. Normal people do not spend their time trying to destroy other human beings--no matter how much they disagree with each other--on ANY cause or issue!!
Know the candidates running...who they work for (who they're obligated to) and what their agenda is. I think you'll see Gabe Moreno is the best choice!
The Chamber of Commerce has a voting guide in Wednesday's paper--it can be taken into the voting booth with you. Our Chamber does exactly what it should:
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
A chamber of commerce is a form of business network, e.g., a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to ADVOCATE on behalf of the business community. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber.
The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
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How’d all this work out for y’all?
The Village Idiot!!!!
Any City Official who’s THIS much out of touch with REALITY and the CITIZENS . . . can’t in any damn way make intelligent decisions for these citizens.
Thank God she’ll no longer be around after the 21st.
She is some deep thinker . . . Missi is.
She thinks it’s okay for the Chamber Members to piss off 72% of their customers.
Tell us, Missi, just how does that promote their businesses?
The Loyalists ain’t accustomed to people getting in their faces . . . that’s why their spokes-people like Missi are up in arms over us standing our ground. LOL.
5-13-2013 -- 2:15 PM
I just spent nearly an hour talking to Christy.
Why did she violate our Constitutional Rights?
She didn’t think she did and still doesn’t think she did . . . BUT SHE DID PROMISE ME SHE WOULD STUDY THE FIRST AMENDMENT UNTIL SHE UNDERSTOOD IT!
She’s had military people in her family die for our Constitution so she wasn’t blowing smoke up my tush.
Christy simply took the advice from Monte “Don’t Ask Me No Questions” Akers and made her decision.
NO ONE ELSE FROM THE CITY OFFERED HER ANY SUGGESTIONS OR TOLD HER WHAT TO DO!!
What is MY recommendation gonna be where she’s concerned?
I think EVERY member of We the People should get AT LEAST one free pass!
SHE’S NOT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL!! SHE’S NOT EVEN REALLY A PUBLIC OFFICIAL!!
I think she’s learned her lesson PLUS, as she told me, the situation won’t ever come up again because we changed the Charter. LOL. She was actually glad we did.
Or the people from TPSG and their Supporters changed the charter!!!!!!!!!!!!
I give y’all a quote from KNEL . . .
“In voting on 27 propositions on the ballot, the vote by Brady residents mirrored the widely circulated recommendations of the group, Taxpayers For Sensible Government, which campaigned aggressively in the election.”
Anyhoo . . .
Before Christy made her God-awful decision . . . and I told her I was still upset at her for making it . . . she was the ONLY person I trusted in our City Government.
I called her with every problem I had because I knew I could trust her.
I wanna go back to those days.
For whatever it’s worth . . . and this is REALLY hard for this Village Idiot to write . . . I want us to forgive her and point our energy toward something positive.
LIKE TAKING DOWN THE THREE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ALSO VIOLATED OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS!!
They are elected officials and if they don’t understand the Constitution . . . they shouldn’t be in office.
That’s my recommendation.
Do with it what you will. LOL.
5-13-2013 -- 12:34 PM
“Who gives a sh*t what you think? As you said, you’re only one person. You didn’t do sh*t to win this election. You ain’t got the right to preach to us about sh*t.”
So far . . . I’ve received ten other similar emails. LOL.
Keep ‘em coming but . . . please . . . at least make ‘em a bit original.
5-12-2013 -- 10:02 PM
I’ve been taking some heat over my “Fire Them All” comments below.
So be it. I said I was willing to suffer the consequences if my opinion upset some Rebels and it plainly has.
Keep the complaints coming if it makes you feel better.
Most of you have reminded me that I’ve said “Fire Them All” before . . . AND YOU’RE RIGHT!!
But I said it trying to fire up our Supporters and the Silent Majority . . . like a football coach might say “Kill ‘em all” to his team before a big playoff game.
If y’all wanna call me a liar now for using a tried and true political cheerleading ploy . . . I’m a Big Boy . . . FIRE AWAY!!
I don’t blame any of you for being upset with me . . . but, again, I don’t care what anyone thinks of me.
I do what I do . . . and let the chips fall where they fall.
I believe we can do some GREAT things for Brady in the NEAR future . . . but not if we’re spending our time unwisely by trying to settle OLD scores.
What’s with this Almighty Hurry to get PAY-BACK??
Look . . . I said what I said . . . I meant what I said . . . and it’s up to y’all as far as what happens next.
I would love to be part of the group that helps Brady get back on track.
But that can’t be done if we’re gonna continue to berate our neighbors.
We’ve kicked their political asses.
Isn’t that good enough?
5-12-2013 -- 1:49 PM
FIRE THEM ALL!!
I’ve been hearing some disturbing rumblings where Rebels want to fire so and so because they were behind the Smart Meters.
Or fire someone else because he was the Mayor’s Goon.
Or . . . the list seems to be endless.
I URGE ALL OF YOU TO TAKE A DEEP, DEEP BREATH!!
I probably got as pissed off as ANYONE about some things that were done.
But the Leader of EVERY organization that was run like our City Government must be the FIRST one run off.
WE’VE DONE THAT!!
NOW . . . ARE WE GONNA SEEK VENGEANCE LIKE THE LOYALISTS WOULD IN OUR PLACE?
Or . . . are we gonna act as reasonable adults and try not to make the same mistakes our predecessors did?
I hope so . . . or I’ll have to change sides.
I’ve done it before . . . three times in one rodeo before we got a stable and calm leadership group in office.
Remember . . . I don’t care if I’m playing with the most popular side.
I work for We the People first . . . our Supporters second.
The Loyalists NEVER understood the concept.
It’s simple . . . one huge part of it is when a small group of people think THEY have the right to rule We the People by decree . . . those folks become MY targets.
Am I threatening anyone?
Hell no! LOL.
Unless y’all wanna use the Loyalists definition of that term.
I’m just one guy. One Village Idiot. Expressing HIS views ONLY.
THIS MIGHT NOT BE THE VIEWS OF OUR SUPPORTERS!
I hope it is . . . but it “might” not be.
I’ll live with the consequences if it isn’t.
I’m willing to start all over if I have to . . . just like I did in April, 2012.
We didn’t have ONE Supporter!
Hell . . . LOL . . . I’m just a Village Idiot.
What do I know about diplomacy or anything else like it?
I just refuse to exchange one set of bullies for another set of bullies.
Can’t we AT LEAST take the time to see what the facts are?
For example . . . what do we do if we find out Christy Badilla was threatened with her job if she didn’t rule against our petition?
Should she be penalized for this?
Maybe . . . but I’d prefer to PROSECUTE those who made those demands first . . . TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!!!!!!! And deal with Christy with a gentler hand.
She is, after all, part of We the People.
She MUST be held accountable for her actions . . . but should we give her the Death Penalty without researching the reasons behind her decision?
If most of you say “Yes” . . . then I’m working for the wrong team.
There’s still three ELECTED folks we need to take care of FIRST!!
Marilyn Gendusa, Mary Bradshaw, and Linda Lott.
No one had any ammunition to threaten them with.
WHY DID THEY VIOLATE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS??
Marilyn Gendusa’s and Linda Lott’s terms expire in May, 2015.
One or both of them should be Recalled before we start to rain blows down on Christy’s job performance.
Mary Bradshaw’s term expires in May, 2014. We’ll just elect her outta office.
BUT ALL THREE NEED TO BE REMINDED THAT WE’RE PISSED OFF THAT THEY VIOLATED OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THIS ANGER AIN’T GOING AWAY!!!
They should all three think about resigning now.
We should take at LEAST a year before we make any decisions about Christy Badilla.
I suspect things ain’t as simple as some think they are.
I’ve been harder on Christy than anyone because, as a Patriotic Veteran, our Constitution is EVERYTHING to me . . . but I volunteer to get with her and see what the facts are . . . AND REPORT THE FACTS TO Y’ALL!
If she’ll talk to me.
If not, she deserves whatever fate y’all wanna give her.
I believe we should treat the other “Staffers” the same way.
POOR, DISRESPECTFUL, AND IMMORAL LEADERSHIP . . .
RUINS EVERY ORGANIZATION!!
But this ain’t the Holocaust.
The argument the Nazi Murderers made that “they were just following orders” wasn’t listened to in the 1940’s and it wouldn’t be listened to today.
But what about now . . . in our situation . . . where good-paying jobs are as scarce as the eight-legged, Goony-Bird?
What then? What if Christy was given direct orders that threatened her job?
Should she be forgiven then?
No . . . I don’t think she should be COMPLETELY forgiven . . . but I also don’t think a blood-thirsty mob should be knocking on her door either.
I believe we should kick back and enjoy our victory and forgive the grudges we all tend to have as humans. We should judge others on the facts of the various matters . . . and nothing else.
Besides . . . when we get an honest City Government in place, one that’ll have REAL hearings about some past matters . . . hearings where witnesses are legally compelled to speak . . . that’ll be a far better use of our time than trying to “Get Even” with some folks who pissed us off in the past.
ARE WE GONNA RULE LIKE BULLIES???
I certainly hope not.
I WON’T BE A PART OF THAT!!
Do SOME people deserve to be fired?
But not by a lynch mob.
Let’s provide them with GREAT leadership first . . .
then see what happens.
WHAT’S THE HURRY??
5-12-2013 -- 8:30 AM
HOW’S IT FEEL TO OFFICIALLY BE THE MINORITY??
We won MOST items on the ballot . . . at least MOST of the items REALLY important to us . . . with ALMOST 72% of the vote . . . the overwhelming results can NOT be disputed.
WE HAVE THE ABSOLUTE BEST SUPPORTERS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!
Kudos should also go to Bill Neslage, Jon Chase, KJ Hallmark, Tom Swearingen and ALL of our cross-over SUPPORTERS at TPSG. Sheila Hemphill also helped a lot. As did Joe Sanchez. As did ANYONE else who I might be forgetting to mention . . . LOL.
Special acknowledgment should go to the VETERAN Rebels like Jon Chase who REALLY started this movement!
IT WAS A COLLECTIVE EFFORT AND OUR SUPPORTERS . . . WHO REALLY TOTED THE BULK OF THE MAIL . . . SHOULD ALL STEP BACK AND GIVE THEMSELVES A STANDING OVATION!
You people were awesome and, if we’re successful in making Brady a better place, we’ll owe another round of gratitude to you brave, intelligent, and hard-working folks.
I REALLY believe the Loyalists have been in the minority for a long, long time.
Us Rebels just hadn’t found our voices until now.
AND THERE’S NO GOING BACK NOW!!
We’ve earned ONE day to celebrate . . . TODAY . . . then, since we’ve reached our goal, we have to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Winning the election was the EASY part.
Brady’s still in a world of hurt.
We must find a way to JOIN hands with the Loyalists . . . unlike the way they ignored us . . . and work TOGETHER towards making Brady the kinda special place we ALL want it to be.
THERE SHOULD BE NO GLOATING!
This means celebrating “at the expense” of someone in particular.
That SHOULD NOT be what we’re about.
All of those who have done us wrong . . . now know they’ve done us wrong and that SHOULD be the end of it!!
It’s ALWAYS been our policy that once someone is outta office or outta our hair . . . we don’t mention their name again. THAT is still our policy.
Brady’s decision-makers should be ALL inclusive . . . not just the folks who won the last election.
Our Supporters and I make this pledge . . . we’re deliriously HAPPY with the outcome of the election . . . but we didn’t fight so damned hard just so we could turn into the Big Dog Bullies we despise so much.
ANY Rebel who goes overboard with our win . . . will be our next target.
Let’s celebrate TODAY . . . then go to work.
5-11-2013 -- 11:09 PM
5-11-2013 -- 3:14 PM
Who Cares at This Point?
People have been calling me all day so I could “forecast” the results of today’s election.
I’m feeling upbeat . . . but I ain’t got no crystal ball.
I’m a Village Idiot . . . not Jean (sp?) Dixon. You youngsters will have to look her up online. LOL.
What difference does it REALLY make if us Rebels win EVERYTHING we wanted today?
If any Rebel wants to fold their tent because we lost THIS election . . . then they’re not dedicated enough to the various causes in the first damn place.
Causes as important as ours are worth fighting for. For as long as it takes!!!
If we lose this one . . . we make plans for November . . . and continue the fight.
If we lose in November . . . ditto.
George Washington lost six battles and ONLY won three . . . according to Wiki.
AND THE LAST ONE WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT!!
Until the Loyalists give us Rebels an equal footing on the local scene and our City Government finally realize they work for US . . . not vice-versa . . . and that we DEMAND that our City Government get on a balanced budget and remain there . . .
WE’LL CONTINUE OUR FIGHT!
So . . . relax . . . today’s results aren’t really THAT important.
5-10-2013 -- 12:06 PM
An Unnecessary and Silly Parting Shot That Accomplished NADA!!
I’ll now post the already infamous “Parting Shot.”
I truly hope this doesn’t follow the gal for the rest of her career.
But . . . just to show her that the Majority of us Rebels ain’t as vindictive as she is . . . our SUPPORTERS’ comments have convinced the “Dossier Dolls” . . . LOL . . . not to send the gal’s Greatest Hits to Killeen. They told me this morning that they’ll “hold it” in case it’s necessary later.
That COULD have been devastating to the gal’s career and OUR Supporters put a stop to it!!
THAT is our COLLECTIVE “Parting Shot” to the gal.
But I must respond to her Letter.
I’ll apologize beforehand about this comment not being formatted EXACTLY right. I just got too damned tired. LOL. But it’s readable so get off my back.
HELL, I OWE Y’ALL ANOTHER APOLOGY. I’VE SPENT FIVE HOURS WORKING ON THIS AND I’M JUST TOO POOPED TO EDIT IT.
So . . . y’all are reading my Rough Draft. Deal with it! LOL.
Here’s my response . . . Her in black . . . me in blue this time.
It's time for the facts--and for
Brady to take its town back!
I had no intention of writing any parting words but after reading and hearing the most recent ads, public comments, and receiving a couple of phone calls, I feel I need to set the record straight on some items before I leave Brady, I've held firm that I can spend all day every day refuting the lies and half truths or I can do my job. I chose to do my job.
The violins are playing.
I first want to say what an honor it has been to work with the business community, city and county officials, and all of the boards associated with the Chamber. We've had so many who have welcomed our family with open arms and we've made many friends. We will forever be grateful.
The violins are playing.
1. The civic center project: The prior EDC board began talking about this project in early 2009 and took it to the voters in May of 2009. Once the item was passed by the voters they began to look at funding sources. I am getting my information from minutes during that time because I did not start working here until May of 2010.
In February of 201O, the engineer the board was working with stated they were going to go for a grant through USDA for $1.1 million and the EDC would contribute $400,000. The grant money would be coming from FEMA funds and the building would need to be called a community center to provide shelter in case of catastrophic emergencies. By the time I started in May of 2010, the application was ready to be submitted and we did so. Shortly after this, the gentleman who processes the application committed suicide. In March of 2011, financing for the grant was still not secure and the board discovered the most that would be available in terms of the grant was $50,000. The 'board went back to the drawing board and determined it would be risky to obligate the EDC with the debt service on a loan of $1.7 million. In March of 2012, the board made the decision to make upgrades to the current facility. The city of Brady has been working through those upgrades since.
$92,000 for two bathrooms!! Were any local contractors asked to submit bids?
“The city of Brady has been working through those upgrades” at a snail’s pace with a champagne thirst.
2, As far as EDC loans go ... I can't speak to anything that took place prior to May of 2010. What I can say is this---the so-called "facts" that were put in the ad last week from the TPSG group are all wrong!
Again . . . you’re not the only one who gets to defend “FACTS.”
Aren’t these in the eyes of the Beholder?
- a. WWNotary paid in full in 2012. Principal and interest.
- As explained many times . . . the claimant was using a 2011 audit and made a mistake.
- Why did it take so long to pay this off? Would it have been paid off if some citizens hadn’t started asking about EDC Loans? Don’t even try to claim any credit for this being paid off.
- b. Loadcraft was not a loan. It was' a reimbursement contract for their new paint booth to keep 200 employees each year. It was an INCENTIVE to keep them from building the booth in Brownwood and taking those employees from McCulloch county. Again, it was not a loan.
- I personally believe this was good for the community . . . PROVIDED ALL THE INCENTIVES WERE MET . . . AND ARE STILL BEING MET!!
- c. Gulf Colorado & San Saba Railway was not a loan. It was a grant to improve the rail spur that Haller Phillips used.
How has this worked out for us? How did this rail spur benefit We the People of Brady?
d. Chicken Express was a contribution toward site prep work. We probably should have had a performance agreement but if we had, it would have been blown out of the water. The original plan was to create 10 jobs. They now employ over 25 people. The building was a $1 million dollar investment added to our tax base with annual payroll of over $625,000.
Like most of the Loyalists . . . she misses the point.
What’s important is the public PERCEPTION of what our City Government is doing.
When we continue to shower the richest folks in our community with wads of dough . . . and the citizenry is struggling to pay property taxes and distribution charges . . . just how do any of you Loyalists expect us to react?
e. MUDualistic was a grant in the amount of approximately $54,000 for infrastructure of bathrooms and septic on a piece of property that is owned by the city. If the project does not meet the 10 jobs required, half of the money will be due in July and the other half will be due if the jobs are not created by the second year. Again, the infrastructure is in place. If for some reason, the business closes, the bathrooms and septic system will still be on the property that the city owns. I had nothing to do with bringing MUDualistic to Brady. Acting BEDC Board Member Devin Donelson presented the project and Lynn Farris made the motion to approve EDC’s participation in the project. No one currently sitting on the EDC board had anything to do with the decisions.
Ahhhhh . . . the unoriginal “Pass the Buck” argument. LOL.
Didn’t the Silly Council have to approve all of this BS?
Didn’t the letter-writer tell this EDC Board that Susan Horton . . . City Attorney to the Stars . . . vetted the Reverend Jesse James Jones?
Was that true and “factual?”
The EDC participated in a community wide planning session with other entities among the city and county. The people that attended are decision makers and volunteers. These people hear from business leaders, community members, and others each day. They understand the challenges and opportunities Brady will face in the coming years. Exploring the possibilities of G. Rollie White was a priority of that group. The EDC was working with LCRA on a scope of work (free to us because we are LCRA customers) to look at the best possible uses of the facility. LCRA's entire economic development department was riffed late last year. The project has been on hold since. The EDC did budget for a feasibility study this year but to date no plans have been made to complete that study this year.
Were any Rebels included as “decision makers?”
Who are the people who participated in this?
What the hell does that mean?
My dictionary says “riff” is “a short repeated phrase in popular music or jazz.”
I don’t comprende how that fits into this diatribe.
3. I now come to the differences between a Type A and Type B Corporation. The claims being made that we are taking the vote away from community members is absolutely false.
Ahhhh . . . man. Here comes the “shuck and duck” process.
Again . . . the Loyalists think only THEY get to define terms like “false.”
Under a Type B, public hearings must take place. There is also a 60-day wait period before anything can be done in regards to the project. Citizens have a right to petition that the project be taken to the voters. If 10% of valid voter registered citizens sign the petition, the project must be placed on the next ballot. The very people who are saying they don't have time to petition are the very ones who successfully turned in several for the current election. These people have nothing but time on their hands evidently.
And if Citizens display their DISAPPROVAL at these “public hearings” . . . what happens then?
NADA . . . THAT’S WHAT!!!!!
A majority screamed to high-Heaven about the Mud-Hole and it was crammed down our throats anyway.
Just why in hell would we trust this current City Government to pay any DAMN attention to what we say in these Public Hearings?
“60-day wait period?” Yippy...ky...yay!!
Hell, I’m ready to trust ‘em now!
Why don’t they do it in reverse?
If 10% of us Valid Voters sign a Petition stating we don’t want a project done it has to go to the voters, right?
Why shouldn’t they have to get up their own damn Petition?
If 90% of the Valid Voters approve of their spending sprees . . . then they DON’T have to take it to the voters!!
Brady is made up of wonderful, caring people who want to see positive changes made. The very vocal group has historically used lies, half truths, and bullying tactics to sway opinions. The ad the Chamber of Commerce placed last week is a prime example. As a 501©6, we have the right to lobby for issues that we feel will benefit the local business community. The board is comprised of 15 diverse business people that the members vote on. Sure, some of our members aren't going to agree on all of the issues the board is endorsing but the decisions made are made for the greater good. They aren't meant to be a dividing force. The Chamber of Commerce has EVERY right to lobby on issues. We are prohibited from endorsing candidates but can become very involved in legislation. Most Chambers have governmental affairs committees and are very active in local, state, and federal legislation.
“Brady is made up of wonderful, caring people who want to see positive changes made.”
So long as THEY get to define ALL the terms. Because in the very next sentence . . .
“The very vocal group has historically used lies, half truths, and bullying tactics to sway opinions.”
Well . . . what are the people of Brady . . . “wonderful and caring” . . . or “LYING BULLIES” who have disagreed with her at times. Hence, she got nose to nose with more than a few citizens.
Not exactly the way a Public Relations Guru should act.
Look . . . the animus the letter-writer has for ANYONE and EVERYONE who disagrees with her . . . and the same animus showed her by a majority of us Rebels . . . wasn’t caused by SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION!!
We disagreed with her.
She screamed LIAR, LIAR, LIAR in our faces!
We took offense to her demeanor and bulldog tactics.
Such is life . . . but it was SHE who lit this fire . . . and it was SHE who stoked it EVERY chance she got.
Why’d she do that?
Because in May of 2010 . . . when she came to Brady . . . the Loyalists were virtually the ONLY decision-makers.
She whole-heartedly joined this In-Crowd.
The Loyalists thumped us at will.
We were definitely the vocal MINORITY!! Although, even then, I think the Rebel Base was much, much larger than ANYONE believed.
They just needed some guidance . . . some cheerleaders to get ‘em going.
Then a few Rebels like Jon Chase got their fill of this dictatorial bullshit and started slowly but surely to fight back.
The more who disagreed with her . . . the madder she got.
Nope . . . this political fire, in large part, was started and stoked by her and her other Big Dog-wannabe pals.
Us Rebels just ain’t taking their histrionics without a fight now.
We MIGHT lose some issues tomorrow.
But, if we do, the score will just be TIED and us Rebels will just RE-LOAD for the next battle.
WE AIN’T GOING AWAY!!!!!
We’ve already gotten rid of five Rebel Targets . . . I suspect we’ll kick Her Highness to the curb Saturday . . . so, despite what else happens with the rest of the issues on the ballot . . . we’ve done our Rebelling jobs well.
And this Letter only helps our causes!!
The TPSG has made repeated phone calls, visits to local governmental agencies, and spread rumors and lies that what we did was illegal. This is completely FALSE! Their tactic is to call and call and call until they get the answers they want to hear. I truly believe that if this community does not stand up and begin to counter the lies, innuendos, and all out bullying that is taking place every day, it will be many years before a recovery is made. Brady is losing good families--people who not only work and raise their families here but volunteer and give of their time and resources.
Again . . . those who feed at the same political trough as she does are “good families--people who not only work and raise their families here but volunteer and give of their time and resources.”
The rest of us are lying skunks.
To be seen only when necessary . . . AND NEVER HEARD!!
Well . . . the Loyalists had best get used to it.
Us Rebels are a force to be reckoned with. The sooner the Loyalists acknowledge that, the sooner this war can be stopped and we can ALL work together to improve Brady.
WE WILL NO LONGER BE DICTATED TO . . . BY ANYONE!!
And how dare her to think she’s got the intelligence, authority, and audacity to PREACH to ANY of us!!
Just what has she accomplished in her past that gives her this Omnipotent Podium to preach from?
“Many years before a recovery is made!”
I suspect many Brady’ites think the recovery has already started now that she’s hitting the bricks.
I have no doubt this same group will twist, knead, and roll out their own interpretation of what I've written. That's what they do.
Yup . . . someone fires a shot at us . . . we NOW fire back.
We’re not AFRAID of anyone!!
Contrary to the letter-writer’s opinion . . . we have the right to speak our minds, just as she does.
We just prefer to speak ours to the people in the Political Arena, not as some Parting Shot as we’re heading outta town.
They won't tell you the Chamber agrees with them on seven of the charter amendments.
Even a broken clock is right . . .
They won't tell you that they haven't been to most of the meetings they seem to know all of the facts about. They won't tell you that I've had one-on-one conversations with a few of them to give them facts when they've gotten up during citizens comments and made statements that were untrue. They won't tell you that when they call organizations like the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives they were told the Brady Chamber hasn't done anything wrong or illegal.
I ain’t a good violin player . . . but I’m trying my best.
Here's the deal--this has never been about making Brady better--It has been about control. Period. And when they can't find anything wrong, they make it very personal. It's time for this to stop. I can give you countless examples of how the negativity has run business and people off. I've heard over and over from people who have lived here all of their lives that Brady has always been this way. I don't believe that. I also don't believe it when these same people say all towns are like this.
“Here's the deal--this has never been about making Brady better--It has been about control. Period.”
So says the High Priestess . . . so it must be true.
Brady was established in the 1870's and, according to my research, it’s been managed from the top down ever since.
Well . . . us Rebels are tired of it.
YOU’RE RIGHT . . . THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONTROL.
The Loyalists have had the control for ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-THREE YEARS and there is now a New Sheriff in town . . . collectively speaking of course.
Us Rebels will now and forever more help to determine what happens to us.
“I can give you countless examples of how the negativity has run business and people off.”
Okay . . . we’re waiting. Give us the examples.
Since I've happened to live in several cities as an adult and have been active in public service, I can wholeheartedly tell you all cities are not like this. This is ugly and personal.
“This is ugly and personal.”
And you sincerely believe you had NOTHING to do with this “ugliness??”
Is it okay to call anyone who disagrees with someone a LIAR in your world . . . usually in a loud voice in a crowd?
Remember . . . all this animus wasn’t caused by a SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION!!
You threw plenty of fuel onto this fire.
I will close with this quote from Theodore Roosevelt.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and short-coming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
I just happen to believe it applies to our Rebel SUPPORTERS far more than it does to ANY of the Loyalists!
Our SUPPORTERS have been abused for 143 years. Many had grown accustomed to being stomped on.
It is THEY who have been fighting the long odds, especially this past year.
It is THEY who have been fighting against history.
It is THEY who have been in the political arena working their asses off.
It is THEY who have failed . . . and failed again . . . and failed again . . . but THEY kept coming back for more.
Don’t even DARE to try to pat yourself on the back. Neither you nor the Loyalists have done anything to be proud of.
For you or anyone else to try to re-write Brady’s history is ARROGANCE at it’s ultimate.
The Rebel SUPPORTERS have been doing all the heavy lifting.
Trust me . . . Teddy wasn’t speaking about you or your Loyalist pals.
It's time Brady. Take your city back.
Goodbye. Maybe we CAN take back our city now.
5-9-2013 -- 9:09 PM
KNEL’S reporting that manana’s Silly Council Meeting has been cancelled.
5-9-2013 -- 1:54 PM
It’s really sad to sit here . . .
. . . and watch a young woman . . .
. . . commit Career Suicide!
But it is, after all, her decision . . . isn’t it?
Why would ANYONE who works in the Public Relations Sector write a parting shot “Letter to the Editor” like she did?
Who am I talking about?
Most of y’all know and by not calling her out by name is my attempt to keep a promise I made to myself when her husband came to my house and complained that the “internet is forever.” It hasn’t changed my writing style or what I wanna say one bit . . . but, if possible . . . if it wasn’t germane to the story . . . I just left her name out.
I don’t like the guy and HE HATES ME!!
But he’s one of ONLY three Loyalists who have had the courage to complain to me and use their real names. In his case, he came to my house with his wife and Mark Marshall.
The meeting didn’t start or end with us playing nice with each other . . . but the guy had enough courage to speak up.
So . . . I won’t mention his wife by name.
But she can’t be allowed to write an angry letter like this with impunity. If someone takes a shot at us Rebels . . . WE FIRE BACK!
WE’RE NO LONGER CRASH DUMMIES FOR THE LOYALISTS TO ABUSE!!
And I must also warn her that letters like this tend to follow you, affecting your career.
I refused to get involved but at least one or two Rebels are so incensed by her Parting Shot that they’re compiling a dossier of her GREATEST HITS to send to the Killeen Folks.
I’ve asked them to calm down a bit first . . . but they’ve had problems with the gal for three years and they, so far, won’t listen to me. This is the SUICIDE I mentioned earlier.
Why did this gal feel like it would help ANYTHING for her to express her anger like she did?
It won’t sway any voters . . . at least any voters on her side of the Ledger. The Loyalists’ minds have been made up from birth . . . preaching to this choir did nothing for her.
It might’ve even helped our side. She’s not popular in our circles.
But there was just no need for this letter.
It’ll probably be tomorrow before I can post her Letter and my Comments to her Letter.
My phone’s ringing off the hook as both sides of the Boycott Ledger are giving me their opinions. LOL.
5-9-2013 -- 8:33 AM
Would Announcing Targeted Boycotts . . .
Before the Election REALLY Help Our Cause?
Boycotts are a LEGITIMATE and LEGAL weapon in the Political Arena . . . despite what Brendan’s friends say.
How else can the Common Man protest when a powerful organization or entity gains up on him and flexes their Political Muscle . . . then hides behind an Umbrella of Anonymity?
BUT I’M NOT READY TO JUMP THE GUN!!
WHY IN THE HELL CAN’T WE AT LEAST WAIT UNTIL LATE-SATURDAY TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION?
If we lose and we determine that the Chamber’s Ads were a primary reason we lost . . . I’ll be prepared to re-discuss the situation at that time.
I admit I’m a LITTLE BIT CRAZY . . . LOL . . . but I’ve been black-balled FOUR times by local businesses and I have yet to name any of them publicly. I just remembered another business before I started writing this . . . that’s why the count went up from three.
WHY HAVEN’T I NAMED THEM????????
How does it help our cause to put local Mom and Pop shops outta business? That’s assuming my naming them would have ANY impact on their businesses. LOL.
Don’t they have a right to their own opinions? While I don’t agree with the way these four businesses have elected to express their opinions . . . isn’t it REALLY their right?
I’m a LOUD MOUTH VILLAGE IDIOT . . . I expect there to be blow-back.
If I can deal with it . . . isn’t it MY decision to make so far as how I wanna deal with it?
Just as it’s the right of the six folks who want me to lead the Boycott Charge to do what their consciences tell them to do.
BUT I WON’T LEAD THE PARADE! OR OPENLY SUPPORT IT!!
I will, however, post any REASONABLE Document y’all wanna send me announcing y’all’s intentions to start the Boycott Process.
I just think y’all are jumping the gun a bit. Remember . . . once you light this Boycott Fire, it’s damn hard to extinguish it and many of your neighbors and friends will be caught in the cross-fire.
Remember . . . BUSINESSES HAVE EMPLOYEES TRYING TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES!
I urge each of you to think long and hard about starting down this road so early.
WHAT’S THE RUSH??
5-9-2013 -- 8:08 AM
Will This Silly Council TORTURE Never End? LOL.
Just when you think they’re through with the Chinese Water Torture Routine . . . Drip, Drip, Drip . . . Her Highness and her Royal Court keep coming back for another bite of the Political Apple . . . and another bite . . . and another bite.
Here’s their Agenda for their LAST(?) “Special” Session. I’m so sick of their BS that I won’t even comment on this one.
Although I guess they could slip another few in before the Polls close Saturday.
5-8-2013 -- 4:37 PM
Yowsah! I’m Getting Spanked . . . Hard!!
But I kinda like it. LOL. I ain’t into S&M but a little pain ain’t too bad.
Besides . . . if you’re gonna be a Professional Village Idiot . . . you’d better expect some blow-back or you ain’t doin’ your job right.
What have I done now to piss off the Loyalists?
I guess they don’t like people saying they act like they’re in a cult.
One definition of CULT, according to my “Oxford University Press” Dictionary is . . . “something popular or fashionable among a particular section of society where group dynamics is often the deciding factor.”
Sounds like the Loyalists to me.
They ain’t making INDEPENDENT decisions. They’re voting as a bloc because they just haven’t taken the time to make independent decisions. They’re marching to the drummer of their fellow Loyalists.
They hold hands, sing to old Elvis Records, and yell to anyone within earshot just how GREAT they are.
“I ain’t nuthin’ but a Houn’ Dog.”
AND BRADY IS DROWNING IN RED INK ACCORDINGLY.
So . . . you ANONYMOUS phone-callers and emailers . . . keep it up.
Y’all prove my point with every act y’all take.
P.S. . . . To “Sic ‘em Village Idiot” . . . We don’t need or want any Supporters like you.
You’re bordering on advocating VIOLENCE and that has NEVER been our thing. Those who disagree with us, Moron, are our friends and neighbors for the most part. I don’t like Big Dogs . . . that ain’t no secret . . . but I don’t wish any ill will towards ANY of them.
CHILL THE HELL OUT!!
Send me anymore correspondence and I’ll turn it over to the Cops and do EVERYTHING in my power to see to it that you’re prosecuted.
5-8-2013 -- 1:58 PM
I Guess the Village Idiot is Here to Stay
For awhile anyway.
Something hit me yesterday when I was trying to analyze just why the Loyalists would possibly wanna support the Chamber’s “Recommendations.”
Why would ANYONE wanna vote to limit their own ability to have their voices heard?
Why would ANYONE wanna vote to KEEP the worst, divisive Mayor most people have ever seen?
Why would ANYONE wanna change the rules so the Citizens don’t have a chance for a “Do Over” if they’ve made an egregious mistake by voting for a candidate who turned out to be a political BULLY?
Why would ANYONE wanna attend a fry the Village Idiot Pep Rally in Brendan Weatherman’s honor . . . organized by Tim Jones without one hint of a fact on his side . . . and then NEVER SHOW UP AT ANOTHER SILLY COUNCIL MEETING THEREAFTER . . . or before the Pity Party for that matter?
Just how did these Loyalists make the decision that Brendan deserved to be Anointed?
Had they ever seen him in Political Action? When he, along with the others, opened the city coffers to a con-man?
Have they ever seen Her Highness BULLYING folks from her throne?
Just how are these folks making up their minds about the issues facing us on this election?
IT’S A COLLECTIVE POPULARITY CONTEST . . . THAT’S HOW! THE ISSUES MEAN CACCA. IT’S THE IN-CROWD AGAINST US HEATHENS!!
One of the Loyalists gets gas . . . they all start farting while blaming the stench on others.
They’re like oceanic bait fish . . . packed together like sardines because there’s safety in numbers. They post anonymous filth online, under pseudonyms because they don’t have the moral convictions to stand behind their beliefs. They take out newspaper ads and hide behind an organization’s name.
THEY’RE THE IN-CROWD! KEWL! SOPHISTICATED!
And completely brain-dead.
They listen to the opinions of some other members of their cult . . . and vote as they’ve been programmed to vote.
How else can they be gathering their information since they’re not gathering it first-hand by attending Silly Council Meetings?
THEY AIN’T GOT A CLUE AS TO WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN BRADY!!
Yet they wanna rule.
As long as they have that attitude . . .
the Village Idiot will remain with us.
5-8-2013 -- 9:01 AM
San Angelo Standard Times, part deaux
Someone reminded me that the Article about Brady would be online . . . so I found it and I’ll now copy it here for y’all.
BRADY — Voters in Brady will decide whether to keep their mayor when they go to the polls Saturday.
The recall of Mayor Gail Lohn is a hot-button issue on a ballot that also includes proposals to change the structure of the Economic Development Corporation and City Council meeting times, as well as 27 amendments to the city charter.
Voters will choose either for or against the recall and removal of Lohn for incompetence, noncompliance with the charter and misconduct or malfeasance in office.
The recall was the result of a petition by the Taxpayers for Sensible Government Political Action Committee. The group, which formed last year, is unhappy with how the mayor is leading the city.
“The mayor started out to be the change mayor,” PAC member Jon Chase said. “But she’s always confrontational. Her behavior at council meetings cemented people’s reasons to get the recall.”
The recall petition, which needed 250 signatures and received 297, states that during an election in November 2011 to change the Type A EDC to a Municipal Development District, Lohn sent an email to 38 friends and falsely claimed to have seen early voting numbers that showed the MDD was being defeated, and urged them to vote for it. The MDD change was defeated.
“That was when it really started for us,” Chase said. “Several of us started meeting informally then.”
The petition also claims Lohn was either incompetent or noncompliant in executing lease agreements for the MUDualistic ATV Park and the city’s purchase of smart meters. The automated meters track residents’ water, electrical and gas utility use.
It also states that Lohn abused her office in an attempt to unduly influence the city’s Charter Review Commission; that she denies the public the right to participate fully and fairly in council proceedings; and that she has not complied with local or state legal requirements governing executive sessions during council meetings.
“At meetings she accommodates people with her point of view and tries to stifle anyone else with an opposite view,” Chase said.
Lohn did not return an email or telephone calls for comment. In a paid political advertisement she ran in the April 24 Brady Standard, a thumbs-down urges voters to vote against the recall, with “no wrong has been done” printed underneath.
This is not the first time Brady voters have seen a recall on the ballot. Former Mayor James Stewart lost a recall by 12 votes in May 2010. Lohn won a special election to finish Stewart’s term and was re-elected in 2011. Her term ends in 2014.
In the ad, Lohn is in favor of changing the city’s Type A EDC structure to a Type B to help the city grow. She’s against changing the council’s two monthly meeting times because members should decide their own times and days. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday and noon the third Tuesday of each month.
The PAC opposes Lohn’s views on these two issues.
“A Type B takes away the vote from the citizens,” PAC member Paulette Savage said. “With Type A, it has to go to the ballot on how to spend the money.”
The PAC also believes more people would run for council and attend meetings if both were held at 6 p.m.
“This is important for the city so more can run for public office,” Chase said. “These meetings sometimes last three to four hours. You’d have to have a very understanding boss to miss that much time at work when it’s at noon.”
There also are 27 propositions on the ballot to amend sections of the city charter that deal with city officials, the municipal court, the planning and zoning commission, depositories, the audit and recall petitions and procedures.
Several propositions were proposed by the Charter Review Commission, a group of seven residents appointed by the City Council in January to address issues related to the city charter.
The charter was approved in August 1982 and last amended in 2009, chair Shelly Perkins said.
Other proposals were generated by the City Council. Among them is Proposition 19, which deals with a petition for recall. If approved, it would change the number of qualified voters needed for a petition from 20 percent of voters in the last election, to 20 percent of total qualified voters on the Voter Eligibility List, which would significantly raise the number of required signatures.
The last proposition, put on the ballot by voter petition, would allow utility customers to opt out of products or services they deem harmful, and hold the city liable for any injury, property damage or death during the time the customer was subjected to the product or service.
Lohn opposes Proposition 27 in her ad, saying it would be an unacceptable liability for city taxpayers.
At the top of the ballot is a contested council race for Place 5, with Latricia Doyal facing Gabriel Moreno.
Chase and Savage hope people will take the time to get through the entire two-page, front-and-back ballot because of the importance of the issues.
“We can’t even use the electronic voting machine because it’s so long,” Chase said. “And results will have to be counted by hand.”
The Brady elections office reported late Tuesday that 530 ballots had been cast in early voting. Brady, according to 2011 census data, is home to about 4,000 people of voting age.
By Jane Jeschke Special to the Standard-Times
5-8-2013 -- 8:56 AM
Recap of Last Night’s Silly Council Meeting
BORING!! BORING!! BORING!!
After skipping Items 1 & 2 . . . in Her Highness’ typical fashion of talking about the Most important Items to the Public as late as she can so most of her audience will leave . . . the Silly Council went into Executive Session to discuss the two items skipped -- The city taking on the EDC BS and Jason Jacoby getting a $250,000 gift.
Everyone knew THIS Silly Council was gonna approve both . . . when they knew damn well the majority of the Public was against both . . . both items were passed after most of the audience had gone home.
As was Her Highness’ aim.
The EDC furball is added to the City’s overhead and Jacoby will get his gift.
But the REAL fireworks started early. LOL.
His Highness . . . Her Highness’ Hubby . . . took up for his wife during the “Citizens Comments” because she doesn’t have the courage to do it herself.
Jon Chase took offense to it when it was his turn to speak.
Her Highness exploded when he was finished . . . firing bullshit at him from her Bully Pulpit as he walked back to his chair.
IN CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE VERY SAME DAMN RULES SHE HIDES BEHIND!
They’ve told us a gazillion times that they can’t respond to questions we might ask them during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda . . . then she violates the very same damn rules anytime she wants to.
But I thought it was really funny.
She knows she’s a Lame Duck so she’s trying to get her childish shots in while she can.
Recall . . . thy name is Gail Lohn.
5-8-2013 -- 8:23 AM
San Angelo Standard Times
I just read the article in the San Angelo Standard Times about Brady.
It was quite tame by MY standards . . . LOL . . . but it did show that Her Highness will ONLY face public scrutiny when the rules of the meeting are in HER favor and she has TWO police bodyguards.
She didn’t return any phone calls or emails to the reporter.
More about her courage when I comment on last night’s Silly Council Meeting in a later commentary.
She was in her usual “Up Yours” mood. LOL.
It took all my will power not to laugh at her outburst.
She reminded me of a Pug attacking a Rottweiler.
5-7-2013 -- 3:43 PM
WHO PAID FOR THE CHAMBER AD?
WHO MADE THE “RECOMMENDATIONS?”
WHO APPROVED THE “RECOMMENDATIONS?”
IS ANYONE WILLING TO STAND UP AND CLAIM CREDIT?
IF NOT, HOW CAN YOU BE PROUD OF YOUR “RECOMMENDATIONS?”
Or . . . like most Loyalists . . . are you just taking COWARDLY and ANONYMOUS pot-shots at us Rebels . . . as is your MO?
We put our names on EVERYTHING we do.
Why don’t y’all?
I understand Pastor Ben Francisco of the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church is upset with the ads we’ve put on the radio and some comments I’ve made. He’s the “Incoming President” of the Chamber’s “Board Member’s Executive Committee.”
Can we assume, Pastor, that you’re upset because the ad describes your take on things EXACTLY and you don’t think we have the right to disagree with you?
If so . . . you’re wrong.
If you’re a Registered Voter . . . you have the right to vote as you will and even advertise your beliefs.
But, sir, you do not have the Right . . . Incoming President or not . . . to allow the Chamber of Commerce to run a Political Ad if my sources are right that the Chamber must be registered as a PAC to do so.
And your refusal to talk to some of us Rebels because of our views does not sound very PASTORLY to me.
If these are your beliefs and actions . . . do you think you’re the right man to be the President of our Chamber of Commerce?
Isn’t the Chamber “SUPPOSED” to be a non-political organization?
This has NOTHING to do with religion so please don’t wander off on that tangent.
I’ve heard you’re a really good Pastor . . . I’m not taking a Swipe at you personally . . . JUST AT SOME OF YOUR ASSUMPTIONS. You being a Man of God shouldn’t afford you an unencumbered stage to voice your political views without us normal folks being able to express our own views as well.
I just believe Pastors, Bank Owners, and Railroad Tycoons should all be held accountable just as us Mere Peons are.
We’ve already given you and ANYONE else associated with the Chamber until yesterday to answer the following questions for us.
1. Who paid for the Ad?
2. Who approved of the Ad?
3. What business-owner in their right mind would wanna anger 40 - 60% of their customers? Pastors too . . . as far as that goes.
As of the date and time of this commentary . . . not one member of the Chamber of Commerce has stood up to be counted.
We’ve called several members . . . with not one of them saying they were given a vote on the ad and of the ones who answered the “approval” question we posed . . . not one would admit to agreeing with the stances urged in the Ad.
The tamest act of DEFIANCE of all the suggestions made to me so far is for us to Boycott ALL local Merchants for one week . . . just to show them our outrage that they didn’t voice their approval or disapproval of the Ad being taken out in their names.
Other Supporters want to take more drastic actions.
I’m not prepared to advocate ANYTHING yet.
Did you know, Pastor, that I’ve been black-balled from three local businesses because of my Political Views.
Do you agree with such measures?
Merchants are BOYCOTTING me . . . LOL . . . do we not have the right to return the favor?
I SAY WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT . . . but these business owners are our neighbors . . . our friends -- even if their political choices are different from ours. One should not make a decision like this one too lightly. Families will be devastated.
Do we want to hurt our friends?
I say . . . NOT YET!!
There’s still time for them to UNDO this Dirty Polical Trick.
So, Pastor, just who does the Ad represent?
All the Chamber Members?
A select few?
You’re the “Incoming President.” Surely you know the answers.
What does it represent?
We don’t want to Boycott our friends and neighbors . . . even in the face of this Ad which comes close to proving, if it WAS approved by ALL the Chamber Members, that they don’t care for us nearly as much as we care for them.
5-7-2013 -- 11:16 AM
Our Babies Are Being Born Naked . . .
. . . the males without wee-wees . . .
. . . the females with Cyclop-Breasts . . .
. . . some with six or eight legs like spiders . . .
. . . others with noses long enough to be ski-jumps . . .
. . . all because of our radiation-laden DRINKING WATER . . .
. . . AND OUR CITY GOVERNMENT PREFERS TO . . .
. . . GIVE GAZILLIONAIRE’S MOOLA . . .
. . . INSTEAD OF FIXING OUR DRINKING WATER FIASCO!!
Here’s the Title and a few paragraphs of a KNEL article I copied on 3-26-2013 . . . in italics . . . along with my comments . . . The article in black . . . me in red.
“EDC Planning To Make Executive Director
A Stand-Alone Position Reporting To City Mgr.
“The Brady Economic Development Corporation met in a Special Session Monday.
“Ain’t never any good gonna happen when something is classified as a “Special Session.” LOL.
“The session began with a brief update by Kathi Masonheimer on efforts to secure state or federal grants to improve the infrastructure of the Heart of Texas Railroad. It needs about $9.7 million for initial improvements to bridges, rail, switches, etc.
“Where were the meetings held where it was discussed that We the People needed this $9.7 million bucks? Was this held behind closed doors or in front of the public? Where are the Minutes of this Meeting? Where is the Agenda of this Meeting?
“How does this Railroad improve the lives of We the People?
“Or is this moola just going into the bank accounts of the millionaires who bought the railroad?
“Just what are ‘initial improvements?’ Does that mean they’ll be coming back for more moola later?
“And please don’t expose your own stupidity by saying GRANTS don’t cost us anything! Just where does the state and federal governments get the moola they blindly give away in these grants if not from We the People?
“She also reported that the MUDualistic ATV park has been reminded that July 1st will be coming up when it must certify that it has created 10 new jobs, or it will be required to pay back the $54,000 provided to it by the EDC in 2011.
“Ahhhh . . . The Rebel-side of the We the People Ledger are finally making progress on PROVING that we’ve been right from day one on this Mud-Hole so NOW the EDC wants to jump on our bandwagon? LOL.
“Where were they when the decision was in doubt? When local citizens were being pilloried by Her Highness and the Jive Five?
“Just for the record . . . did the EDC LEGALLY provide this $54,000 or was it just switched at the behest of a judge and approved by Her Highness and the Jive Five in the dark . . . despite the fact that voters had approved these funds to be used on other projects?
“I hear the judge said they’d done all the Lake Improvements the voters wanted done and this $54,000 was “left over”. LOL.
“So . . . my fellow Rebels . . . did that mean the Judge, the EDC folks, and Her Highness and the Jive Five could do whatever they wanted to do with the left-overs?
“I guess in our City Government they can do what they want . . . when they want . . . and how they want and we’re supposed to just accept it.
“NOT NO MO’!! LOL.”
Thankfully this $9.7 Million wasn’t given in this “legislative session” . . . according to three sources.
Evidently, according to the Silly Council’s Agenda for their meeting today, they’re gonna give Jason Jacoby and his partners $250,000 as a CONSOLATION PRIZE!!
AT THEIR LAST DAMN MEETING!! AS A POKE IN THE EYE TO US REBELS!!
“We’ll be arrogant clowns to the end!!”
Didn’t Jason Jacoby and the other millionaires know the damn Railroad was in bankruptcy before they bought it?
Or . . . was their plan from the beginning to get the taxpayers to pay this debt for them??
The same tactics have been used for decades and decades in Brady.
Corrupt? Thy name is Brady!
Can anyone explain to me just how this damn railroad benefits We the People of Brady?
Jobs, jobs, jobs . . . I know this will be the first thing outta most people’s mouths.
Remember . . . the MAIN reason for this railroad is so fracking sand and other Jacoby Products can be sent to the various oil patches and markets in a more economic way than by using trucks.
MAKING HIM EVEN RICHER!!
But does it REALLY help We the People?
What about the truck drivers it’s putting out of work?
What about the “product handlers” who’ll be getting pink slips? Trust me, it takes more of them to load trucks than it does railroad cars.
I know . . . I know . . . if businesses don’t become more efficient in this competitive environment . . . they’ll go outta business.
Costing us a lotta jobs in the long run.
I could understand THAT rationale . . . but, please, don’t tell me that making millionaires richer is good for We the People.
BECAUSE IT JUST AIN’T!
Now let’s talk about another millionaire who accepted what to him was just coffee money but is actually a lotta bucks to We the People.
$15,000 for “infrastructure” to his Chicken Business . . . called “Project Cluck” BY THE EDC.
It was NOT named by us Rebels.
Jones’ way of explaining why this GIFT . . . NOT KOSHER BY EDC RULES . . . was justified is because of all “the philanthropic things he’s done for the community” where most of us Mere Peons haven’t done squat.
Well, Big Guy, doing philanthropic things for the community . . . and expecting something in return for these deeds . . . by definition changes them from being philanthropic deeds to acts with ulterior motives.
Besides . . . those who have the most money USUALLY do give more moola than us poor peons.
But I’d be willing to compare wee-wees with you. Let’s measure our largesse as a percentage of our net worth . . . then see who comes out on top.
And . . . just so you know I’m not trying to thump myself on the chest like you do . . . I’ll also give you a list of names who also donate a lot more to Brady than you do . . . when measured by a percentage of their net worth.
Next . . . the Con-Man who captured the hearts of the Silly Council.
FOR SOMEWHERE AROUND $500,000!
Yup . . . the Mud-Hole Magnate . . . the Reverend Jesse James Jones . . . aka Ben Siebert . . . aka the Part-Time Manager of his City-Funded Mud-Hole Venture.
I’ve discussed this ad nauseam so I won’t again.
Let’s just say the Silly Council and Her Highness have absolutely REFUSED to review the FACTS and EVIDENCE we’ve presented them to prove he’s a con-man.
They have BELLIGERENTLY refused to review anything that is counter to their lust for the guy.
That should explain to everyone just how goofy our City Government is.
Try to get ANY of them to acknowledge who vetted the Reverend.
No one will step forward.
No one will tell who did the deed.
And they spent $500,000 of our money.
AND WE HAVE TO FILTER OUR WATER EIGHT TIMES BEFORE WE CAN DRINK IT!!
They spent $2.5 million on these Star Wars gadgets after publicly discussing them for 13 Minutes!!
Then refused to allow anyone from the public . . . principally Sheila Hemphill . . . to discuss them.
THEY JUST CRAMMED THESE DOWN OUR THROATS AND THEY’RE BEING INSTALLED NOW!!
And at least half of Brady’s Citizens don’t want the damn things.
WE WANT SOME CLEAN DRINKING WATER!!
They’re spending $1.5 million on a damn Truck Barn.
Or something around that figure.
Go by the Old Armory and see if you’d rather have that or clean drinking water!!
$92,000 for new toilets at the Davenport Center.
Around $50,000 for handicapped parking spaces at the Davenport Center.
Hell’s Bells . . . how much does that damn blue paint cost?
THEY’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS AND THE VOTERS APPROVED IT IN 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our City Government in Action.
We’re drowning in red ink . . . and they keep spending.
Thank God for elections and Recalls.
5-6-2013 -- 11:27 AM
Here’s a written copy of a Radio Ad . . .
Exactly who approved and paid for the ballot recommendations presented as a
Chamber of Commerce political ad in last week's newspaper?
It sure wasn't Brady businesses. The owners we talked to knew nothing about the
ad until they read it in the paper. The ad recommends all of the propositions that
would lessen our rights to participate and have a voice in our city government!
We know of no business owner in Brady who would advocate taking our vote
away on big EDC community projects or who is against 6:00 p.m. meeting times.
We know of no owner in favor of extending residency requirements for city
candidates to 2 years, a violation of state law that is hidden in Proposition 1.
What owner would be for changing the number of times for reading ordinance
captions from two meetings to only one meeting before approval?
We found no business owner in favor of the elimination of almost all our rights to
petition and to recall as recommended by the Chamber of Commerce on Propositions 17, 19, 21, and 27.
Business owners are the backbone of our community, and we doubt that they had
anything to do with the irresponsible recommendations in last week's Chamber
of Commerce ad. However, we do want to know who is responsible for this ad.
A six-member, well-qualified Taxpayers for Sensible Government committee
studied all the ordinances, petitions, and charter revisions that make up the city's
confusing and misleading ballot. Only after many weeks of work did it present its
recommendations to the TPSG membership, which then voted unanimously to
These recommendations were sent by mail to all residents of Brady and will also
be published in this week's paper. They were made with government for the
people and by the people as our main guideline. Please carefully consider this
fact when you vote.
Paid Political Advertisement by Taxpayers for Sensible Government - Pat Davis, Treasurer
Radio ad - May 6, 2013
5-5-2013 -- 2:47 PM
WHO APPROVED, FINANCED, AND SELECTED . . .
THE CHAMBER’S “RECOMMENDATIONS?”
I don’t believe the Chamber of Commerce Members did.
We’ve called a representatiuve sampling and, so far, NONE of them knew about the ad. We’ll try to make more calls Monday.
Whether they approve of the recommendations or not isn’t important to us . . . EVERY single Registered Voter has the right to make up their own minds.
BUT ORGANIZATIONS . . . ESPECIALLY ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE “SUPPOSED” TO SOW GOOD WILL IN THE COMMUNITY SHOULD NOT BE TAKING POLITICAL STANDS THAT WILL INEVITABLY PISS OFF A HUGE PERCENTAGE OF THE CITIZENRY!!
Think about it . . . why would Restaurants wanna piss off their customers? And places like Ace Hardware? And A-1 Bow-kay? And . . . pick a name from this list. Call your favorite florist. Or hardware store. Or any other name on this list.
Call WalMart’s Corporate Office. Ask them if they’re backing the “recommendations.” Ask them if someone called them.
Ask all of them if they knew about this ONE FRICKIN’ PAGE AD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That sucker was HUGE!!
Ask them who paid for it?
Ask them who approved of the “Recommendations?”
Ask them who had the authority to speak COLLECTIVELY for them?
Ask them if they want someone else speaking for them? And POTENTIALLY ruining their businesses?
THIS IS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF DIRTY POLITICAL TRICKS AT THEIR DIRTIEST!!
Do the Chamber of Commerce Members want this Dirty trick . . .
. . . to be played out while they sit by in silence?
If so . . . we’ll let our views be known shortly before the election . . . and for a long time after the election.
Politics is a CONTACT SPORT. WE AGREE WITH THAT!!
We just don’t believe in hiding in the dark like some segments of the Loyalists do.
We don’t post anonymous slop on websites.
We don’t stab people in the back. We look ‘em right in the face . . . and we’re willing to take the consequences of our stands.
THIS IS A COWARDLY AD PLACED BY A PRACTICED COWARD!!
5-5-2013 -- 2:18 PM
LAST AGENDA FOR THE WORST SILLY COUNCIL EVER!!
HOOOOOOOOO. . .RAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Here she be.
5-4-2013 -- 4:57 PM
Chamber Takes Political Process NUCLEAR!
What is a NUCLEAR Political Process?
It’s where winners and losers are measured by rhetorical BODY COUNTS . . . not by votes at an election.
It’s where the ONLY rule is there are NO rules.
Good is bad, bad is good, drug use is rampant and oftentimes encouraged among the radicals from both sides, and acts of normal behavior learned in childhood are, for the most part, useless and quickly forgotten.
AND IT CAN LAST FOR DECADES.
It’s even gotten bloody before.
None of which was OUR goal.
BUT WE WILL NO LONGER BE INTIMIDATED AND IF THIS WAR . . . NOW DECLARED BY THE CHAMBER AGAINST ALL OF US WHO HAPPEN TO DISAGREE WITH THEIR ELITIST TAKE ON THINGS . . . GOES VIRAL . . . SO BE IT!!
Whoever made this decision for the Chamber didn’t care . . . and still doesn’t.
Who was it who made the decision to place this Political Ad? And the “Recommendations?”
Was it these folks?
Board Members Executive Committee
President Roxanne Turnell, Brady National Bank
Incoming President Ben Francisco, Mount Calvary Luthern Church
Vice President Jud Poe, Gulf Colorado San Saba Railway
Treasurer Steven Estes, Proppant Specialists
Immediate Past President Carla Landes, Commercial National Bank
Should we call them and ask them if they approved this Political Ad? And it’s “Recommendations?”
Or . . . did the Directors do the Dirty Deed?
Leann Cook, Heart of Texas Healthcare Systems
Cheryl Copeland, Cadre Material Products
Shane Pitcox, Higginbothams Building Center
Jennifer Hudson, City of Brady
Krystal Tully, McCulloch County Sheriff's Department
Kim Schwertner, Medway Home Healthcare
Amy Christie, Brady Dental Group & Calamities
Victoria Skeen, Brady West Rehabilitation & Nursing
Taylor Hoffpauir, West Central Wireless
Should we poll them?
HOW ABOUT THE CHAMBER MEMBERS THEMSELVES??
Did they approve of this?
Here they are.
Maybe we should ask them to see if they approve of their money and/or their organization entering the political process so openly.
Did anyone ask them for their opinions before the ad was placed?
Do they care about pissing off 40 - 60% of their customers?
Can they stay in business if these customers go elsewhere?
How about if only HALF of these customers go elsewhere?
Why is all of this important?
The Opposition has clearly shown there are no rules.
AND NO ONE FROM THEIR SIDE STOPPED THEM!!
If we don’t fight back, we’ll be nothing but their peasants again.
How can any Organization that “supposedly” represents local businesses and “supposedly” wants our town to grow and prosper disagree with having the Silly Council Meetings at 6:00 PM? Where more people can attend the meetings? And, most importantly, where more qualified candidates can run for office?
THAT is goofy as hell and some suspicious folks . . . like this Village Idiot . . . might think their “recommendation” is made because it’s opposite from ours.
I can respect their recommendation on changing the EDC to a Type B one. They clearly don’t respect the citizens’ rights and I understand that. I don’t agree with it . . . but I understand it.
Don’t fool yourself. This ain’t got SQUAT to do with the training. This Proposition is what I call the Neuter-Neslage Amendment! LOL. They’re terrified that he . . . or some Rebel like him . . . will run for Political Office so they’re trying to buck State Law and say a candidate must live in the City Limits TWO YEARS as opposed to the current ONE before they can be a candidate. Their transparency would be HILARIOUS . . . if it wasn’t so dark and devious.
And the Chamber wants y’all to approve such un-Democratic BS!!
WE’RE NOT MUSHROOMS!
The Silly Council wants to keep us in the dark by ONLY reading the Caption ONLY at ONE CITY COUNCIL MEETING before they can vote and make an Ordinance Official!!
The Chamber “apparently” approves of this. Their ad says they do.
If the Chamber Members and EVERY-DAMN-ONE associated with this sick-ass Chamber of Commerce don’t rise up and yell their protestations to this . . . EVERY-DAMN-ONE of them deserve the fall-out they’ll earn from this Nuclear War!!
The Loyalists . . . and “evidently” everyone associated with the Chamber of Commerce . . . want to be the ONLY ones who can define what the grounds are for Recalling someone.
Like they tried to do with Her Highness.
The Appeals Court in Austin happened to disagree with them.
So . . . the Chamber and others want to derail the Will of We the People by going in the back door, hiding in the darkness like cowardly burglars.
Should EVERY citizen have to hire a Lawyer to understand what our Charter says?
The Chamber and others think so.
Same BeeeSsss as Numero 18.
They want the number of qualified voters RAISED from 250 to more than a minimum of 600 to qualify a Recall Petition – another Silly Council move that would make Recall Petitions almost impossible.
WHICH IS THEIR DESIRE!!
Here’s a unique “recommendation.”
Do your jobs properly and the citizens won’t have to Recall you!!
Yup . . . “evidently” the Chamber Community approves of this as well.
All a Recall Petition does is put the measure on a Ballot . . . where over 50% of the voters have to approve of the Recall to make it official.
Hell, if more than 50% of the voters don’t think you should be in office . . . you need to LEAVE!!
All the City Secretary should do is certify the number of qualified signatures and that the Recall Petition was timely turned in.
Giving her and the City Attorney the authority to determine whether a Recall Petition has merit . . . AS PROPOSITION 25 STATES . . . is pure-ass Madness and wars have been fought over such things.
“Evidently” the Chamber and EVERYONE associated with it think We the People should be seen ONLY when necessary and NEVER heard!!
TRUST US, MORONS . . . WE’LL DO RIGHT BY Y’ALL!! Sounds like Jimbo.
Every Political Action causes a Political Reaction, right?
What are you to do when an ENTIRE Organization plays Dirty Tricks?
When the Grand Poobah of this Organization is playing this Hit & Run BS and then leaving the town in complete devastation in her wake . . . which was probably her GOAL with this action . . . the ONLY thing you can do to fight back is to start to boycott the Members of this Organization.
And maybe swoop in from the dark like these kinda folks do and drop a note to Killeen. LOL.
If the Members knew about it, they didn’t stop the ad, so they must agree with it.
The ad has been out four days now and none of them have stood up to protest about the Dirty Tricks perpetrated in their names.
I’ve been told that no “Membership Dues” were used to pay for the ad.
Okay . . . WHO paid for it? Or did Jimbo give it to them for free?
Who approved of these “Recommendations?”
Who approved of the costs of a one-page ad?
Why can’t the Chamber make “Recommendations?” We did.
WE PAID FOR OUR ADS OUT OF OUR OWN POCKETS!!
MOST IMPORTANTLY . . . Our names are front and center. Everyone knows who’s associated with our ads.
Who do we hold accountable for this ad? A lame-duck Grand Poobah? A mad woman with a taping fetish?
My name’s on everything I write. I don’t hide behind organizations. I don’t spew filth, ANONYMOUSLY, on a website.
The majority of us Rebels aren’t afraid of attaching our names to EVERY-DAMN-THING we do!
WHY ARE YOU LOYALISTS?
Y’all stand in the dark, only whispering your complaints at your In-Crowd Gatherings. Complaints that’re NEVER backed up with facts.
Y’all stand behind Organizations to protect your Anonymity.
Why don’t the Clay Jones’ of Brady join the Public Debate instead of calling citizens and trying to bully them on the phone?
Come on, Big Guy, I’m not afraid of you.
You’ll probably wanna talk about all the good and great things you’ve done for the community . . . as you did when challenging some folks on the phone to measure wee-wees . . . and you should be commended for any good deed you’ve done . . . but my grandpaw told me years ago that if you have to pat yourself on the back . . . there’s a good chance you don’t deserve the accolades.
But I’ll talk to you about these deeds if you need an ego boost . . . then I’ll probably swing the discussion over to some National Honor Snafus you probably won’t wanna discuss. Then I’ll give you a jab about a story of how a Big Kahuna in the School System lost their job. And . . . the list is long . . . I don’t believe you’ll wanna talk about ‘em long. Like some drinking issues.
But, I’m game, Big Guy. Bring it on!
Try to bully me if you JUST have to bully someone.
Or the Tim Jones’ of Brady. Get your hands dirty, Timmy. Stop organizing Pity Pep Rallies from the back of the room WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.
Step up, Big Man. Accuse me of threatening Brendan Weatherman publicly . . . mano y mano.
Don’t whisper from the dark.
Tim and I have had to work together to iron out some problems in the past. One time a group of my family wanted to sue the hospital. Tim got involved. I got involved and calmed my family down a bit. The situation went away.
Tim has always helped me before.
We saved the hospital a lotta time, money, and embarrassment.
THEN HE SCHEDULES THIS “WOE IS BRENDAN” PEP RALLY WITHOUT EVEN DISCUSSING IT WITH ME TO GET THE REAL FACTS!!
As seems to be the MO’s of most of you Loyalists. Facts don’t mean a damn to y’all.
Nope, Jimbo, I ain’t gonna forget about you. LOL.
Why don’t you just come out and say what you mean instead of hiding behind cowardly phrases. You “implied” that Missi Davis and Brendan Weatherman had good reasons for not running for reelection.
WHAT ARE THESE REASONS, JIMBO??
Spell ‘em out!!
Are you afraid of getting into the Public Mix?
Your little temper tantrums should be proof enough to you that you’re not cut out for the Big Dog Business.
You just don’t scare anyone anymore.
My phone’s out until Monday but my address is at the top of this. Or, meanwhile, I’ll be waiting for y’all’s calls or emails on Monday.
None of these three deserve anymore scrutiny than anyone else . . . if they play by a fair set of rules . . .
BUT THEY DAMN SURE DON’T DESERVE ANYMORE RESPECT JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE BIG DOGS OR THINK THEY’RE BIG DOGS!!
WHY DON’T ALL THREE OF Y’ALL GO ALL IN LIKE THE REST OF US REBELS??
And to the rest of you Loyalists . . . ARE Y’ALL PREPARED FOR THE HELL THAT THE CHAMBER’S UNLEASHED?
I’ve been told that Chambers of Commerce can “LOBBY” for legislation that’ll help those they represent.
AND THEY WANT US TO BELIEVE ALL THIS BULLSHIT IS JUST LOBBYING!!!!!!!!
They’re out of their frickin’ minds.
I’ve been told the Chamber has to register as a PAC (Political Action Committee) before they can run political ads.
BUT THE RULES NEVER . . . EVER . . . APPLY TO THE LOYALISTS!!
Y’all can accept all this if y’all want . . . I AIN’T THREADED THAT WAY!!
We can once again submit to the Big Dogs and their lap-dogs . . . or we can fight back.
I have bad knees and I don’t submit to bullies.
Y’all can do what you like.
The Chamber has declared Nuclear War!
I was gonna semi-retire after the election . . . and just take on the Constitution-Bashers . . . but I’ll keep fighting the Big Dogs for as long as necessary.
I’ll give the Executive Committee, the Directors, Chamber Employees, and Chamber Members until Monday to contact me via email to let me know if they approved this nonsense. And, if they didn’t, what they’re gonna do about it to rein in their people.
If these people do, in fact, speak for this Chamber of Commerce . . . we accept their challenge of Nuclear War.
The past nine months have been painful and bloody.
These next few years truly will be a Political Armageddon . . . if something isn’t done by you Loyalists to stop it.
We ain’t going away . . . EVEN IF WE LOSE THIS SKIRMISH!!
Why? Because our causes are JUST. It’s as simple as that.
Besides . . . the score is now 1-0 in our Favor. We’ve already gotten rid of two Silly Council Members, a City Manager, and a City Attorney.
Should y’all happen to win the May Election because of all of these Dirty Tricks . . . the score will be tied and we’ll REALLY BE PISSED OFF THEN!
Y’ALL WANNA GO NUCLEAR . . . BRING IT ON, COWARDS!!
Y’ALL JUST DON’T GET IT!!
We didn’t declare this war . . . but neither will we shrink away from it either.
5-2-2013 -- 3:21 PM
Jimbo wants to preach to us lowly MORONS again . . . though he ain’t got the cojones to call us that.
He does so in black . . . I counter in red.
Simplifying one issue on the May 11 ballot – – Type A or B?
Big-Dog-Speak for “Trust us, Peons.”
Editor’s note: since we ran out of room on the Opinions Page, I took the editorial privilege of putting this opinion piece front and center. If you don’t vote in any other race, voting for the Type B conversion is worth the time and effort.
By James Stewart
Village Idiot’s note: since Baby’s taking a nap . . . I am now the self-proclaimed Big Dog of my house and I’m posting this on the front page to prove I’m the all-knowing, omnipotent, and omniscient Psychic Sooth-sayer whose opinion is the ONLY one that counts in Brady.
By Village Idiot
Early voting has started this week and it’s no secret that the election is controversial in several different areas. But one item in particular has been purposefully misrepresented by the local group of citizens that formed recently and have taken it upon their shoulders to tell everyone in the community how their rights are being violated and stripped away right before their very eyes.
Oh, Jimbo. I thought you’d learned not to stick your head outta your shell. LOL.
“Purposefully Misrepresented?” Oh yeah . . . I forgot. Only you Big Dog-wannabes, the REAL Big Dogs, and the Loyalist groupies get to “define” everything, right?
You’ve missed the ENTIRE point about why us Rebels REBELLED in the first damn place, Jimbo.
You Elitist Snobs have been dictating to us for Decades and we’re sick of it!!
What you call being “purposefully misrepresented” is what most normal Americans would call having a difference of opinion but in the rarified air of your self-appointed snobness it is sacrilegious to not follow YOUR party line.
The group has one stance on every issue and if you don’t agree with them, then you’re wrong – at least that’s how they make you feel.
Right back at’cha, Big Guy. How’s it feel? We’ve been putting up with it for decades.
The May 11 election has several individual elections for council seats, the recall of the mayor and a laundry list of proposed charter amendments. Every one of those has its own discussion that can legitimately be argued from both sides, but the one item about changing the EDC from Type A to Type B should not even be an issue, yet a few leaders of “the group” have deemed it necessary to muddy the water and influence voters by misrepresenting the current state of affairs.
Even you can’t be so far out of it to not realize AT LEAST half of your customers are Rebels . . . yet you continue to call them MORONS . . . MORONS . . . MORONS with every word you write.
Have you gotten off your meds again?
I have personally been quite cued in to the goings on in and around Brady and McCulloch County for the past 15 years. I’ve attended more city council meetings then 98 percent of the population, I’ve seen firsthand how plans and ideas are brainstormed and nurtured into feasible projects – many of those projects have succeeded and still others missed the mark. Some of those missed attempts came at considerable cost of taxpayers’ dollars.
“Some of those missed attempts came at considerable cost of taxpayers’ dollars.” So you admit they’re just tossing darts at a board, huh? Without even doing a background check on a guy they give $500,000 to. We gave the Silly Council EVERY research document they needed.
They ignored us, Jimbo.
Is that something you think we “purposefully misrepresented?”
How’s that Mud-Hole project worked out for us, Jimbo?
Ask the Silly Council Members if they read the evidence we gave ‘em.
Everyone ignores cast-iron evidence that we’re dealing with a conman.
From what I have observed over the years, however, no matter who the persons are that are occupying the seats on boards and councils, as a whole, the combined efforts and goals have always been to do something to promote this town and help it grow. Period.
How can you say that when an “honest” audit hasn’t been done in years . . . IF EVER??
And just how has their “promotion” of this town helped??
Don’t get me wrong . . . I’m not really blaming the individual EDC Members . . . I’m saying there hasn’t been ANY strong leadership in our City Government in decades. This includes the leadership you didn’t provide, Jimbo.
Without strong leadership . . . no management team can do much positive.
There are several loans that have been made by the EDC over the years that in retrospect weren’t the best decision, but it was a calculated risk made by the board members at the time. One can only blame the board members who made the decisions, not the ones currently in office.
Again . . . since you’ve also failed as a City Leader . . . you’re missing the point.
We need a motivator to be mayor. We need a person with a REAL personality to be mayor. We’ve had it with tyrants.
EVERY-DAMN-THING wrong with Brady now starts at the top . . . not with some volunteer citizens doing their best with a hopeless situation.
The one thing about all of the loans that were made by the EDC, if not taken, none would have ever had a chance to materialize.
Say whut, Jimbo? What does this malarkey even mean?? LOL.
I realize you married into your “Publisher/Editor” position but surely you took some business courses at A&M. No? Ever balanced a check-book?
I can hear Clay Jones now at an Employees Only meeting . . . “Go out and make loans . . . gazillions of ‘em. Don’t check anyone’s credit or background . . . just make the loans. Surely one of ‘em will turn out to be successful if we make enough of ‘em!”
Sure, some folks have stories about somebody’s uncle who got a job because somebody knew his sister’s cousin and they needed a favor – but my rather up-close view on economic development efforts in the past, the overall goal has always been help our town grow.
For all your Davenport Deals . . . I can trump you with at least five Mud-Holes.
No, I have not always agreed with the board members and I don’t always think their decisions are the best, but as a group, they vote and use the majority to make the decisions. That is the way it is designed.
How is it designed to be LED, Jimbo?
The efforts to change the EDC to Type B should be a simple decision. Here is why.
“Simple” . . . LOL . . . because Jimbo says so.
As a Type B the EDC will have more flexibility to do smaller projects that will help the community. Those folks are in tune with what is going on and they need the ability to be competitive in the market. The Brady EDC doesn’t have millions of dollars to use to entice large companies, but we also don’t have the infrastructure to bring in big companies. We need to be able to help the small guys and gals who are following a dream and a well-thought out business plan.
Jimbo!! You don’t get it!!
After the Mud-Hole fiasco . . . WE DON’T WANT THEM TO HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY!!
No one listened to the citizens’ complaints.
No one read our research.
No one gave a Tinker’s Damn about what we thought.
And now . . . YOU WANT THEM TO HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY???
You can tell you married into a business because any REAL businessman would know our current road of City Government leads to nowhere but BANKRUPTCY!!
About the Type B decision, the “group” touts that citizens would lose their vote if it passes – False.
I can’t believe you went “here.”
I don’t know about the Loyalists . . . but us Rebels are smart enough to know that having a “Public Hearing” ain’t squat. They’ve been ignoring us for decades and now YOU want us to just blindly trust YOUR brethren?
No Mo’, Jimbo.
The EDC only recommends their proposed projects to the council which must approve each one. These recommendations include the scrutiny of legal counsel prior to them being presented to council. Council members are elected to represent the people and that is what they do.
“These recommendations include the scrutiny of legal counsel . . .”
This the same legal counsel that said a City Secretary could over-ride the will of We the People?
The Appeals Court didn’t agree with this legal counsel.
Jimbo, how much did it cost us taxpayers for the Silly Council to fight our appeal . . . using this same legal counsel?
So — the argument that the citizens lose their vote is moot. The group’s true desire is to mandate every decision the brought to a formal election for approval. That, in turn, will effectively shut down any future projects due to the time delay in taking it to the citizens for a vote. And if the city leaders need to ask the public’s approval of every decision, then why do we even elect public officials? If we won’t let them make the decisions we put them in office to make, why not disband the city charter and simply follow state guidelines? That would simplify the whole equation. Or would it?
“That, in turn, will effectively shut down any future projects due to the time delay in taking it to the citizens for a vote.”
Are you referring to the Davenport Center Renovations that the voters approved in 2009 and our CURRENT Silly Council couldn’t agree on SQUAT at the Silly Council Meeting you and I attended last night . . . four years after the fact?
Your entire theory is bogus.
The MAIN reason the Mud-Hole fiasco was foisted upon us was the folks in City Government were in too damn big of a hurry to get a deal done.
Obviously there ain’t a strong business-person among ‘em.
Anyone who comes to you with their hand out, then states the deal must be done quickly, ain’t trying to find a long-term partner . . . they’re looking for a short-term ATM.
Our EDC has been an ATM far too often.
What is required is that every Type B project, prior to council approval, must be reviewed/heard in a public hearing. In my opinion, the public hearing easily takes the place of the vote, and still allows for the public to be heard.
As so often happens now . . . we get to hear ourselves speak . . . they ignore us . . . then they get to make one bone-headed decision after another.
AND YOU THINK WE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL AN ELECTION TO KICK ‘EM OUT!!
Methinks thou dost protest because you’ve been back-handed with the Recall Bug.
The most important factor however, is that a Type B project proposal can be acted upon swiftly by the EDC.
Woooo...hoooo. We get to give away our moola faster.
Under the Type A (doing a Type B project) the EDC must wait for the next voting cycle to come around. So here’s a scenario: A housing developer approaches the EDC in March. The Type A, EDC recommends the project to the council, but the deadline for filing on the May ballot is past and the next opportunity to be on the ballot is November. This time constraint is why we should move to a Type B. A developer, or any other business opportunity, is not likely to wait that length of time, especially if neighbors down the road don’t have to follow the same delay. The Type B allows for a more swift decision that includes a public hearing.
Explain how being “swift” has EVER helped us, Jimbo!!
If a housing developer came to any REAL businessman, wanting to borrow some funds, and he couldn’t wait for nine months to get a decision . . . this developer should have his ass kicked out the door.
WE DON’T WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH ANYONE AND EVERYONE, JIMBO!!
WE SHOULD WANT GOOD PARTNERS . . . WHERE BOTH SIDES WIN!!
Our government is set up a certain way – we elect a representative to office, they serve their term and if you don’t like their actions, you vote in a new candidate at the next election. That is the democratic process. But this group wants it their way – all the time. If they don’t agree, they’ll just start a petition and begin a public smear campaign to belittle folks into cowering to their demands. Just ask Missi Davis and Brendan Weatherman why they aren’t running for re-election.
This is a perfect example of your brand of bullshit journalism, Jimbo.
You get your tender ARISTOCRATIC feelings hurt because you’ve been unceremoniously kicked outta office before and your temper fuels you forever. You blast anything and anyone who happens to disagree with your take on ANYTHING that happens in the world.
WELL I DISAGREE WITH MOST EVERYTHING YOU REPRESENT!!
NOW WHAT, BIG GUY????
You wanna take me on . . . bring it. Stop hiding in the dark and writing anonymous bullshit.
Bring it on, Big Boy.
Why don’t YOU ask Missi Davis and Brendan Weatherman why they aren’t running for re-election?
I DARE YOU, PIPSQUEAK! You always beat around the bush . . . bring it!!
Ask them . . . then put it in your precious newspaper . . . that I “threatened” them.
I’ll sue them AND you!!
Because in your type of bullshit journalism it’s not important what the facts are.
You’ll never ask me what my take on this is.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANNA KNOW!!
You accuse everyone else of lying and “purposefully misrepresenting” things when YOU STARTED ALL OF THESE REBEL VERSUS LOYALIST SQUABBLES IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE!!
You arrogantly thought you had a monopoly on disseminating news and opinions last April or so. You black-balled Bill Neslage, Jon Chase, me, and others.
You thought you were the REAL Big Dog in town.
But we don’t take abuse well. You finally found someone you couldn’t intimidate.
Bill and Jon found KNEL and, later, TPSG . . . and I started this website.
AND WE’RE KICKING YOUR ASS AND YOU JUST CAN’T STAND IT!!
You hide behind the rumors you and your fellow Loyalists are spreading about me “threatening” Missi and Brendan . . . trying to fire up the Loyalist base with these lies because you know you’ll lose miserably in the election without this dishonest BeeeSsss.
You’re a coward if you don’t interview Missi and Brendan . . . then print the story.
Until then . . . you’re a JOKE and most everyone thinks so.
If you wanna accuse me of threatening them . . . just say it, Big Guy!!
Don’t be a coward!!
Another argument the group makes is that the EDC is not supervised and they haven’t had proper audits done in recent years.
Are you afraid of having an “honest” audit done? LOL.
The incidents that transpired due to unfortunate health problems by a previous board member have effectively been eliminated in recent weeks with the decision to restructure the EDC to be a stand-alone department that falls under the guises of the city auditing and oversight. This is not something that happened overnight and from my perspective, those decisions make better sense and make the entire structure of the BEDC even more solid and transparent. A move that should have been done years ago.
Why didn’t you do it, Big Shot?? You blame everyone else. You had the power to do it at one time. Why didn’t you?
I’ve been to dozens of EDC meetings and I know each person on the current board. There is nobody who is serving in the capacity for personal gain and quite to the contrary, it takes them away from their personal businesses. What you hear on the radio is a few people who have made assumptions about what they “think could possibly be” a reason that something was done. But they don’t ever want to be confused with the facts.
Forgive me, Jimbo, but you vouching for someone only makes me doubt them even more.
“But they don’t ever want to be confused with the facts.”
You understand “facts” like an active volcano understands snow.
Need proof? Show up to an EDC meeting and watch and listen. Ask questions. They welcome questions.
The BEDC receives approximately $180,000 each year from sales taxes with and it is required to operate within those financial boundaries. They have reserve built up because they have been diligent in not spending the money. But there are sure to be opportunities in the future that would benefit from the Type B designation. And remember, they are required to host public hearings before they approve the projects, so nothing will sneak by as long as you choose to remain informed.
Blah, blah, blah.
I have yet to find a real crystal ball that gives honest and accurate predictions of the future, but we need to support the changeover from Type A to Type B. It will continue to be scrutinized by the public and the board members, but without the change, would not only standing in the way of progress, we’re pushing it backwards.
Backwards from the Mud-Hole, Jimbo, seems to be quite an improvement to me.
The group that wants to oppose the change simply wants to be the one that dictates what projects are promoted by influencing the citizens about whatever means necessary, to see things how they want them to be seen – under a dark cloud.
As opposed to . . . uhhh . . . what, Jimbo.
Allowing you and your Elitist Snobs to be the ones who CONTINUE to dictate things.
Y’all have been doing it for decades. That’s why everything’s so screwed up.
WE CAN’T DO ANY WORSE!!
And . . . unlike you and others . . . we’re not the ones who hide “under a dark cloud.”
You’re the ones who draw bulls-eyes on my front door under the cover of night-time.
How many death threats have you received, Jimbo?
How many has Missi had?
THOSE are REAL threats, Big Boy.
You couldn’t walk one day in our shoes, Jimbo!!
We don’t whine like sissies . . . we just keep on truckin’.
Get out and vote. Take a voter’s guide with you and be informed about the issues before you get to the polls. Don’t guess. It only takes a few minutes, but it will assuredly affect this town for the next decade or longer. – JS
Right back at’cha, Big Fellow. You and your pals have screwed up Brady for long enough. – VI
5-1-2013 -- 9:02 PM
Silly Council Meeting Recap?
NOT ONE DAMN DECISION WAS MADE IN 2 HOURS, 45 MINUTES!!
Why in the hell was it decided that this SPECIAL damn session was required?
This is the lamest Silly Council I’ve seen in 42 years of attending these kinda meetings.
THEIR TRAIN HAS RUN OUTTA TRACK!!
Thank God half of them will be gone soon . . . then we can start on replacing the remainder of these clowns.
5-1-2013 -- 9:36 AM
I heard a good rumor Monday at KNEL’s “Meet the Candidates” Party.
Someone told me they heard the Village Idiot was gonna continue with his arrogant, annoying ways REGARDLESS of what happens in the election this month.
THAT . . . LOL . . . ain’t no rumor.
If I had a choice between the Rebels winning all of our goals in a landslide on May 11th . . . including kicking Her Highness to the curb . . . OR holding the remaining four City Government Officials accountable for violating our Constitutional Rights . . .
I WOULD WHOLE-HEARTEDLY . . . WITH EVERY FIBER IN MY BEING . . . WANNA HOLD THE FOUR FOLKS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR FOOL-HARDY AND DISGUSTING ACTIONS WHEN THEY VOTED DOWN OUR PETITION TO RECALL HER HIGHNESS!!
Look, I’ve been an arrogant, annoying jackass for most my life.
I’ve broken EVERY Commandment . . . some of them multiple, multiple times.
I’ve taken the Lord’s name in vain millions of times and I’ve spit in His face almost the same.
I’ve been a worthless, despicable human being for most of my life. Some will say that still continues.
But I’m trying to pay penance for the above.
If I’ve ever had one life-long attribute that I can be proud of . . . it is this . . .
I’VE BEEN A DEVOTED, DEVOUT PATRIOT ALL OF MY LIFE!!
Spitting on a Constitution that I’ve vowed to defend with my life if need be is the ULTIMATE Political Sin and this action CAN NOT be forgiven now.
We’ve tried to cajole the four parties into apologizing. They would have NONE of that.
NOW IT’S TOO LATE!! I will use EVERY legal means available to me to take them down!!
The Loyalists will call this a THREAT since they think ONLY they have the right to define anything.
BUT I DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT THEY CALL IT!!
I call it the duty of a Patriot!!
Here’s today’s Silly Council Agenda. Check it out for yourself and see if you like their “Up Yours Arrogance.”
If the election turns out like I think it will . . . I’ll pack up the Village Idiot and his sharp tongue ASAP.
But not until the four who spit on our Constitution are gone.
According to this website . . . 2,722,991 Americans have been killed or wounded trying to protect our Constutution.
I won’t let four Clowns sully the sacrifices they’ve made.