HELPFUL TIP: For all the city dwellers coming to Weatherford for the first time to protest a Civil War Memorial, here’s a bit of local lore that will make you the envy of your friends
MIRACLE PLANT: If you drive around the town a bit you’ll likely see the native plant below. This wondrous piece of country flora can be crunched into a ball, and makes an amazing body scrub!
There are even rumors rubbing it on your genitals produces a highly invigorating response that’s bound to make your partner REALLY notice. In fact, it has many potential uses; country toilet paper, tobacco substitute, herbal tea ingredient. Be imaginative.
Generous locals won’t mind at all if you take some. Bring a bag. Feel free to pick as much as you want. Be sure to share with your buddies.
Welcome ANTIFA and BLM! Have a memorable visit. :-)
There are 29.9 million people in Texas. Reports say approximately 1000 are dead of Covid-19. That’s 1 in 29,900.
Odds I’ll be hit by LIGHTNING in my lifetime?
1 in 3000. Roughly 10 times higher. So when IS government going to do something to mitigate this Lightning Pandemic?
No, I’m NOT belittling the value of the lives lost. I’m putting it in perspective, because, let’s face it, people die of something every day. Does getting in your car mean you don’t care about the 3000+ people who die on Texas highways every year?
What? You still drive? You selfish bastard. It isn’t just about YOUR safety. By driving you could kill my grandmother. Or is that your plan? Hmmm?
No matter how hard the news spins this thing, we are not seeing people with oxcarts collecting bodies from house to house. Instead, we are seeing the equivalent of a bad flu season.
Even then most of it is centered in the Northeast states, so expecting Texans to hide out because the death roll in far away high-rises is bad is statistically heretical.
Take what precautions you think necessary, but no matter what you do, the only people safe from death are those who already died.
Wendy Davis is slinging arrows again… but this time at her own party
The Democratic Governors Association failed to list her campaign as a priority target, and openly stated she had little chance of winning. Wendy is not a happy camper, and is lashing out.
Even left leaning polls show her trailing her opponent by double digits…
… and despite her claims that she represents Texas women (and her supporters’ insistence she owns
the demographic)… Those same polls show her down by 8 points among Texas women. Oops.
Her communications director just abruptly resigned
One has to wonder why he didn’t do so back when she made the statement her opponent (who is confined to a wheelchair) has not “walked a mile in her shoes”. That and her “Stand with Wendy” slogan are at minimum pretty tone deaf given she’s part of the party of political correctness.
Trojan Horse Factor
Wendy was previously a Texas Senator, and in her 2012 run her campaign criticized her opponent for getting a lot of donations from outside the district. [He had some big donors in Austin TX.]
Yet Wendy’s current campaign has been heavy with folks associated with Obama campaigns… and early on her finance reports showed 60% of her donors were not Texas residents.
Apparently Texans aren’t wild about electing a Trojan Horse loaded with failed ideas crafted out of state and funds originating from DC, Chicago, NYC, etc.
Gosh, who could’ve predicted that?
Texans don’t like carpetbaggers… or “do as I say not as I do” rhetoric. Sorry Wendy, maybe you should try running in California or some other state where your big government message resonates with voters. Texas isn’t for you.
Anyone that disagrees… feel free to bet me a steak dinner she’s elected.
By the way… I’ll take my steak rare.
This is the primary, but in a NORMAL year the winner of the GOP primary will probably win the race. There are FIVE running in the GOP primary, and as I stated in my endorsement, I believe Mark SKINNER is the best qualified of the lot. He isn’t the one with all the big name endorsements, he’s the one with actual experience and a track record of excellence running a TRUE grassroots campaign.
Typically less than 1 in 10 registered voters will show up for the primary. That means your vote not only counts, the value is multiplied by TEN. You could literally sway an election if your entire circle of friends gets active and starts inviting people, and getting them to invite people to vote.
With 5 running in the primary, this vote will be split MANY directions and I doubt any one candidate will get over 50%, so there will probably be a runoff. But here’s the trick… if you don’t at least make the runoff, GAME OVER.
Mark’s the kind of person we can seldom talk into getting involved in a role like this. We have a good opportunity to get someone in this role, previously held by a liberal Democrat, and get Tarrant County some REAL representation in Austin.
I can’t tell you SKINNER will win if you vote for him, but simply put, if you and your friends don’t, he probably won’t. Races don’t automatically go to the best qualified, they go to the person that gets people to show up. If you get people to show up to vote for SKINNER… maybe we can have a happy coincidence where the best person DOES win.
Take the time to make it out to vote. This is a good cause.
Nice that three of the FIVE running for Texas Senate District 10 GOP nomination made the effort to attend the ONLY debate. I’ve been in political debates. It isn’t easy to put yourself on the line, but for the record, I doubt being a state Senator is a job we want to award someone that prefers the easy route.
Those that only attend echo chambers where they are loved (and won’t face hard questions) are telegraphing what kind of legislator they’d be.
Kudos to Skinner, Pompa and Schweitzer for not taking the easy route.
As for Burton and Shelton, neither of whom attended… hope you had a comfortable chair. Burton was seen at a Tea Party monthly meeting. Most of their leadership has already endorsed her and she wasn’t the main speaker. Yeah, that’s more important than debate. Debates are hard.
I’ve already stated my preference for Skinner… but I appreciate the fact that there are a couple in the race with him who, like Skinner, aren’t avoiding hard questions.
KONNI CAN’T MAKE THE ONLY DEBATE? As mentioned in the prior post, the ONLY debate for the Senate District 10 race happens Monday, and Konni Burton is begging off due to a “prior engagement”.
Politically it’s probably best for HER to avoid the debate. Once off the topic of abortion, she’s pretty lost. I’ve heard her speak at forums, and even with nobody firing back she isn’t that strong.
That said, she’s running largely on Ted Cruz reflected glory… and I never saw Ted Cruz run from a fight.
Before we make someone a Senator…
VOTERS deserve to know they have the requisite abilities. She’s already missing the typical personal accomplishment we’d expect of someone running for Senate… no extensive business experience, no prior legislative office… so it IS in voters best interest for her to attend this debate Monday, even if it might not be in hers.
If instead she goes the path of political expedience, does this not tell us something? What engagement is more important than the ONLY debate?
Debating is something actual senators have GOT to do… If she can’t hack a debate against Skinner and others in her own party, how would she do against the opposing party in the Texas Senate?
OH WAIT! This just in!
I’ve been quietly assured that if she had time to be there, Konni would win.
And somewhere, Peyton Manning is saying… “Dang! Why didn’t I think of that?”
The recent Tarrant County Conservative Candidate Fair was a well attended event, BUT. The plurality for the Senate District 10 race went to Konni Burton.
Konni is running on the “I know Ted Cruz personally because I campaigned for him”platform. She’s never actually held political office, never legislated. Has no business experience to speak of, experience meeting payrolls, etc. None of the personal accomplishment that normally accompanies a political resume.
That notwithstanding, simply having pictures of you standing by Ted Cruz may in some cases be sufficient when you’re talking only to die-hard tea party types.
Likely not with the rest of the public, so for the general election whoever we nominate better have some personal cred, not just reflected glory from someone else.
Hopefully her fans will discover some actual qualification she has not yet told us about. Between you and me, I know people that helped get Bush elected, and they aren’t pretending that is a qualification to be HANDED a senate seat without other qualifying credentials.
You won’t hear about her depth of qualifying attributes if you watch the ad video she just put out. In that she stresses only that she is “the only true conservative in the race”… then cuts to a picture of her standing beside Cruz.
[Wait. ONLY Conservative? She learned nothing from Wendy Davis puffed bio escapade.]
Meanwhile KONNI BURTON begged off attending THE ONLY DEBATE set for SD10… on February 10.
That’s right… the one who wants us to think Cruz’s reflected glory qualifies her for a senate seat as her FIRST public elective office isn’t showing up for a debate. Wow.
Somebody needs to re-think that campaign, or grow a pair and make it to the debate. We can’t afford a senator that isn’t capable of expressing themself and prevailing.
KONNI BURTON… why won’t you attend the ONLY debate?
I am concerned about the coming election for Senate District 10, currently held by Wendy Davis. She’s vacating to run for governor, and there’s a very good chance the winner of the GOP primary can take the seat IF we field a qualified candidate.
That said… it is IMPERATIVE we field a qualified candidate
The Senate is not a good spot for on-the-job training of someone that’s never held a real elective office, or anyone unarmed with serious business skills. Preferably they’ll have BOTH.
SKINNER: A PROVEN WINNER (Yeah, it rhymes, sue me)
As some of you know, I’ve done a little wordsmith work for one candidate… Mark SKINNER. Having known him for 4 1/2 decades I can speak to his character… he tougher than nails, decidedly nobody else’s man. He picks his battles well, and doesn’t back down just because he’s outnumbered.
SKINNER: BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
His business experience is far above anyone else running for the spot. After earning his degree in Chemistry, he went to work in chemical sales. In the process of working he met with clients so impressed with his talent they recruited him into a seemingly unrelated field… commercial real estate.
He’s been in that field for 30 years. Having excelled in positions with large firms he eventually formed his own. He has also participated in forming companies in related fields, one handling residential farm and ranch properties, another in Las Colinas that’s also commercial related.
SKINNER: PRIOR POLITICAL EXPERIENCE
He has been involved in municipal politics along the way, serving on Colleyville City Council, where he proved capable of standing up to collective interests without flinching or backing down. He’s the kind that stands by his convictions regardless of the size of the opponent.
SKINNER: STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
SKINNER has no skeletons in his closet. His wife runs a charitable foundation. A brother is headmaster of a Christian school, a brother-in-law runs a Christian charity, etc. He had a previous marriage… he’s widowed, having cared for his first wife 5 years while she battled Lou Gehrig’s disease. During that time he managed to tend her, raise the kids, and still build his business. He understands compassion (not to mention multi-tasking). Their children are grown and successful in their own rights.
COMPARE TO OTHERS
I’ve talked to several in the local GOP or Tea Party groups who have already basically sworn fealty to other candidates, and some of the discussions have been eye opening. One odd comment I heard was that we didn’t need a “good ole boy”. Seriously? Are we deciding candidates by virtue of anatomy or because their demeanor? That’s the oddest objection available.
I have yet to hear anyone make a strong case for another candidate for this office that referred to THEIR strengths… only reflected glory.
When we look at someone for a seat in the Texas Senate…
…we need to look beyond the ability to campaign for someone else. We need to be asking…
-1- Does the person have a proven track record of success?
-2- Are they themselves a proven leader… or just someone’s favorite follower?
-3- Do they have strong fiscally conservative principles… AND the business experience to know how to apply them?
Past success is the best indicator of future performance. On the national level we’ve seen what happens if you elect an “organizer” with little or no experience. We know where that leads.
In this senate vote… before you cast a ballot, take the time to really evaluate the strengths and experience of the candidates. Whether you personally know him or not, and even if you’ve previously stated a preference for someone else… if you look at the qualifications of each candidate with relation to actually becoming a leader in the Texas Senate, you will give strong consideration to SKINNER as the next Senator from District 10.
ONE FINAL THOUGHT: SKINNER LISTENS
When you see pics of SKINNER chatting with voters, in the majority HE is the one intently listening. Compare, you’ll see it’s a rare skill. SOMEONE has to listen to the voters. Let’s send SKINNER to Austin to show ’em how that’s done.
The left fires back
I’ve seen repeated claims the “attacks” (their word) on Wendy cover the kind of material that’d never be checked into on men.
Look at the list belowand see if the “fact-check” on Wendy’s bio is breaking new ground, or if, like the Joe Biden / Neil Kinnock plagiarism flap or the stories about Romney’s dog or Edwards/Clinton/Kerry/Cain or Gingrich’s marriages, Bush’s DWI, Bush and Gores college grades… it’s standard operational procedure?
CLAIM: Wendy’s being scrutinized in a way male candidates are not
–Are you aware Obama won 2 Illinois elections when his male opponents sealed divorce records got leaked?
–Do you recall why Herman Cain bowed out of the last presidential field?
–How do we know Obama smoked dope in high school?
–Is there a reason I’d know the names Fawn Hall, Donna Rice, or Jessica Hahn if males in high office were never scrutinized?
–What happened to presidential frontrunner Gary Hart?
–Did you by chance listen to the confirmation hearings of Robert Bork? How about Clarence Thomas?
–Did anyone mention Romney’s incident in high school where he cut someone’s hair? Or how he transported his dog on a vacation once? Did anyone posit (falsely) he hadnt paid taxes in a decade?
–How do I happen to know GWB had a DWI?
–Why would I know Al Gore’s college grades were lower than George Bush’s?
–How could any of us possibly be aware Joe Biden got nailed in college for plagiarism? Or that he later plagiarized a speech by a Canadian pol almost word for word including personal anecdotes?
–How do you suppose the public found out a president frequently referred to as a constitutional law professor never actually held a professorship?
–How do we know the name of a previously obscure intern that worked for Bill Clinton. Or the names Gennifer Flowers, or Paula Jones?
–Why do I know Gingrich is apparently an atrocious husband?
–How do any of us know about John Edwards cheating ways?
–Why would I know John Kerry made his fortune marrying an heiress, divorcing her, and marrying another?
–Do you recall any discussions about John McCain’s marital status?
–What happened to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s political career?
ANSWER: If you have a skeleton in the closet, it’ll come out when you enter politics
If you lie or exaggerate about your qualifications, someone will catch it. Nature of the beast. And for heaven’s sake, after the press dug through Sarah Palin’s trashcan, her childrens lives, her husband’s politics, etc… the left’s claim that simply fact-checking Wendy’s bio is somehow beyond the pale is pretty darned funny.
Getting caught plagiarising Neil Kinnock’s speech cost Biden his first run at a presidential nomination. Some pols overcome their screwups and live to fight another day, some do not.
Wendy CHOSE to put forth a bio that suggested she heroically clawed her way through TCU and Harvard as a single mom. That simply wasn’t true, but she let people buy it cause it sounded more heroic than the truth.
Now Wendy is paying the same price any man who made the same mistake would pay… she’s getting pounded in the court of public opinion.
That’s not sexist, that’s politics. Grow a tougher hide or quit lying.