Monday, February 20, 2017

An Open Letter to Mac Thornberry

Here we are at the start of another one of your many Congressional recesses. Another instance of returning to the district when you should be in Washington working for your constituents.

But, of course, Mac, you haven’t done that since your election in 1994. Remember, that’s when you ran under the Newt Gingrich banner of “Contract with America?” One of the contractual terms was term limits. You violated that clause and then justified it with lawyerly excuses about the nature of that pledge, forgetting that the spirit and intent of a contract is equally important.

So, you’ve “represented” the 13th Congressional District of Texas under a deception from the start.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Congrats to Cornyn and his staff

John Cornyn, the senior so-called senator who continues to lie when he says he represents Texans, is famous for those automated replies to emails and letters. I doubt the big bribers, uh, campaign
contributors, get the back-of-the-hand treatment. And, like so many of those arrogant public officials, not only is the disconnect between the content of the reply and the issue pretty clear, but the timeliness of the response is well after the matter is determined. Those things aren’t surprising for someone whose nose is you-know-where with the corporatists and the mentally ill 45, a/k/a/ Twittler.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Adios ABC7 Amarillo

I had a great run at ABC7 Amarillo and want to publicly thank former News Director Ryan Hazelwood for trusting me to help with the station’s investigative reporting team.

I also want to publicly thank Niccole Caan and Kendra Hall for accepting my role working with them. Those two young women reflect the best in journalism and I wish them future success. They are part of a robust newsroom that Hazelwood put together. The incoming news director will have a great staff with which to work.


As for me, I turned in my key card Thursday. I’ll miss going into the station. I guess I am now fully retired. Now, it’s onto South Texas.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

An open letter to Cornyn, Cruz, McConnell & Pence

I have posted this to their webmail, have post cards ready to mail and posted on Facebook. This is a
new low, even for Republicans.

You are one sleazy piece of shit. May God damn you. And your POS friends.
  You have my name. I want to know how much you charge for me to influence your vote or even listen to me and other people whom you pretend to represent instead of the corporatist fuckers whose tits you suckle at.
  Now, let me add this: Normally I would be civil and respectful and would be concerned that my vulgar language would be ineffective because you and your treasonous staff would blow me off as nuts. But I am not nuts and my vulgarity is calculated. I desire to visit on you a message in the most offensive way. You never have earned or deserved my respect and with this latest betrayal deserve less than respect. You deserve disdain. By all that is holy, I will do anything I can to damage your political career and come election time for you, I will bust my ass to get people to vote against you.


Friday, February 3, 2017

The mindset of the fascists



Some of us often wonder about the minds of the right-wingers who support Cheato-in-Chief Trump/Bannon and his Fascist/Neo-Nazi accomplices in their treason. Well, I’m no skull jockey, but I have some former Facebook friends who are Trumpettes who will not open their eyes or their minds. They are either incapable of decoding the language of propaganda; or, if they can decode the language, they support the goals that the fascists would achieve.
Normally, I wouldn’t call people out like this, but as I’ve said before, this is war — it is a fight to the sanctity of American ideals and the United States Constitution. And, the Republicans, with the exception of a very view, are either fully supporting the Nazi takeover or complicit in it by their silence. They refuse to learn from history and by so doing, put the safety of everybody at risk.
So, here is the Facebook thread started by the wife of an Amarillo city councilman. Take a read and then understand with whom and with what we are dealing if we want to RESIST! and understand what an uphill fight it is. On the other hand, let’s also take heart that the majority of voters don’t support the Nazi regime and as the Fascists’ agenda becomes clear, a vast majority realize what a horrible mistake this election was.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Now they want to do something

All of a sudden we're getting these Facebook posts from democratic politicians asking for our help, and of course a contribution, to push back on the Trump / Putin Administration.

Where were they and the Democratic party leadership when we needed them?

Where was the Democratic party leadership when we knew that Bernie Sanders could play a major role in beating Trump?

Where was the Democratic party leadership when it was clear the Hillary Clinton had been so damaged by the Republican propaganda machine that we knew she couldn't win?

Where was the Democratic party leadership when it might have convinced Hillary Clinton to choose Bernie Sanders as a running mate?

Despite being an independent, Sanders was loyal to the Democratic party after the primaries, despite the screwing that he got from the Democratic party leadership. I'm not saying that people pushing back against Trump and Putin aren't doing the right things, but where is our payoff for being loyal?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Let's bring it to his doorstep

Reports floating around the Web indicate that Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas who is owned by the right wing racist interests, has made it difficult for his own constituents to contact his office. To be clear, I have not confirmed these reports; and, I think that blocking citizen contact violates his oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.