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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Crooked Man-Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling and his band of merry pranksters want to save you from yourselves.
   I live in one of the artsy parts of Dallas. Very liberal. My vote does not count. Look no further than my gerrymandered district for answers as to why that is.

I--like so many other Texans--am stuck with a delusional nutbag as my representative in DC.

He's so removed from reality and so full of hypocrisy, that he reminds me of an old nursery rhyme called "The Crooked Man." It goes like this:  

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
And they all lived together in a little crooked house called the 5th congressional district.

So it goes today, one little, crooked man endorses another big-time, crooked man for President. I'm not surprised. This is where we are. Hate filled politics have taken over the minds of our leaders like an infectious disease. Here's the article:

--Rep. Jeb Hensarling on Thursday endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry's bid for the White House.
"We need somebody who knows how to create jobs. We need somebody who knows how to balance the budget," Hensarling said in an interview. "He'll be very strong in the primary. He's very appealing to social conservatives, very appealing to the tea party and very appealing to pro-growth, chamber of commerce type Republicans."
Hensarling was in town Thursday, along with Republican Reps. Pete Sessions and Joe Barton, for the Dallas Regional Chamber's legislative luncheon at the Hyatt near Union Station.
The Dallas Republican is co-chairman of the bi-partisan committee looking to find solutions to the nation's debt crisis.--

You see, the little crooked man, he voted for all the policies, wars and laws that got our country into financial ruin. Then when someone from the other party took over as President, he became a "budget hawk," a "sophist" if you will. He's a skunk who pisses hot and stanky urine all over the other side until he gets his way. Not caring how many lives of his constituents he destroys. Cronyism at it's finest.
I expect nothing less from a man who's made a living on bad decisions. Ole "Jim" Hensarling voted for Bush Wars, deregulation of Wall Street, cuts to Seniors medicare, etc. etc.. When it comes to wrecking the economy and hurting hard working Americans, "Jim's" voting record speaks for itself.
What's one more horrific decision for the sheeple of East Texas to swallow...

The real question is, how do we fix this chicken-shit district?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Texas Student Checklist for 2011-2012

It's that wonderful time of year that has parents gleaming with pride and feeling nostalgic all at the same time,  I remember it well,  it's Back-to-School Time!!!
I had my new duds, my new pencils, erasers, trapper keeper, lunch money, etc. etc.
(I was fortunate enough to have a parent who was a teacher)
I was eager to join the group, to learn and contribute.
I entered the Texas Public School system a shy, only, lonely child from a broken home. (I had one friend, that I'd met in pre-school, waiving to me when I walked into the first grade classroom)
12 years later I walked out President of the Student Body of one of the largest High Schools in the state.
No computers in the library. No cell phones to call for a ride home. No iPOD.
All that was available to me was my common sense, and some of the best public educators and administrators, not only in the state, but in the entire country.(BirdvilleISD)

Today in Texas, my fellow classmates send their kids off to the same public schools we grew up in. They take photos and post them to Facebook with pride.

Their sweet, innocent children look full of hope that their school will provide an opportunity for them to break out someday and become someone.

This is my wish for them, I decided to give them a checklist:

1. Know your environment.

2. Know the costs.

3. Know your grades.

4. Check your facts.

5. Elect your leaders.

In a world of increasing bullying, we have an opportunity to enlighten our kids and teach them compassion.

If we put our politics aside, we all agree that we love our children.

Love spreads and shows itself in many forms. Learning in today's world of high-tech media is tough on these impressionable minds. Let's lead from the front and practice tolerance. 

To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late.

The Weekly Wrangle

The Texas Progressive Alliance reminds you that the Texas Democratic Women of Harris County are sponsoring a Blogger's Panel, featuring several Houston members tonight, as it brings you this week's roundup.

Off the Kuff has one piece of advice for President Obama regarding Rick Perry's presidential ambitions.

The already-existing field of Republican presidential candidates -- along with former Bush administration officials and even the current occupants of the White House -- reacted to Rick Perry's entry into the race, and Letters from Texas reacted to their reaction. The conclusion: they're all screwing this up.

Bay Area Houston says that fact-checking Rick Perry is not for the ignorant.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme is amazed that the always-crazy Congressman Peter King wants Rick Perry to tone it down. No doubt that today's republican is looking to nominate the mayor of crazy town.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the horror that often is the Williamson County justice and DA John Bradley. A man has spent 24 years in jail for a crime he did not commit -- truly a tragic story.

From Iowa corn dog porn, to "gaps" in the theory of evolution, to passive-aggressive assaults on Ben Bernanke and from Karl Rove, Rick Perry had a no good, very bad first week on the national stage. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs documents the governor's gaffes, faux pas and self-administered gunshots to both cowboy-booted feet.

This week on Left of College Station Teddy continues the "Rick Perry's Texas" series by looking at innocent executions, college denied, child poverty, and even a chart showing that, despite the governor's belief in the 'free market', Keynes has come to Texas.

Neil at Texas Liberal said this week that while circumstance matters, it is best not to let others construct your reality.