Little Black Lie

I'm annoyed with the whole Paula Deen nonsense. I'm annoyed because I believe the more we excoriate someone for their blunder, the more unbendable and racist we show ourselves to be.  We are so afraid of offending people that suddenly everyone feigns shock and horror over words many of us have heard in our own childhood homes or at one time or another. My generation cannot pretend we have not heard these words.

The woman is a product of old school racism as I would be willing to bet many of us over 35 are.
Personally I don't think I have ever used the 'N' word.  I've tried to think back through my life and of all the names I've called people, racist ones are not a choice for me because they are so intimately degrading.  I have always preferred generic names that can be applied to everyone, such as 'ass-clown' and 'moron'.  For me these words are exceedingly more fun to use, especially if you can conjure up some outlandish mental image with their use, like 'butt-crack'.  I've always looked at racist words as fairly meaningless and a bit archaic, though I have heard them used over the years by many different people in my life.  I just heard them the other day while I was shopping and a group of young black men can walking through calling each other the 'N' word.  Why do they get a pass?

I look back at my great grandparents who were called names and treated like animals because they were Polish.  My great grandparents went so far as to change their name from the Polish sounding Danielczak to the more sedate Daniels in court in 1932.  My ancestors believed that if they changed their name to something a little more 'American' sounding, they might get better jobs.  They were happy to give up their heritage just to fit in and be accepted.

Black people couldn't do that.  There was no way for them to fit in to the white world in which they were placed. However they can thank their own tribal elders for selling the best and strongest men, which started the whole practice of slavery. White man is not guilty of creating slavery, they are guilty of exploitation.  They started exploitation of the Native Americans and when they became too sick and were dying off, they looked to tap another source being offered up from African tribal leaders.  Now they are about to exploit Hispanics on a ginormous level.

Greed is an insidious thing and nobody should have had to endure what black people endured, shackled and beat.  Yet today's black people really need to move on and get over the chip on their collective shoulders.  My generation did  not own slaves.  In fact none of my ancestors owned slaves, rather they were harshly enslaved by the Russians.  My generation did not do this to your ancestors, yet the generations since are continually beat upon for the mistakes of those before us. Isn't it time to look ahead rather than over our shoulder?

My ancestors did not own slaves.  They were enslaved themselves in other ways.  I do not bemoan how my Polish ancestors were treated though I could.  One of my ancestors will killed in Auschwitz and we all know how equally despicable to slavery that was.  Jews have dealt with the burden of a genocidal Hitler an they have moved on knowing that the price they paid was a lesson to the world.  Yet black people will not let anyone forget, let alone forgive, what they don't have because of white people.  Every day I hear one of the liberal  newscasters spinning some racially motivated web because they want to pretend that white people, as Martin Bashir so ridiculously put it, don't like that,  "Black man in the White House."  Really?

I suppose Bashir is right in one respect, we don't like that black man in DC.  However we don't like him because he's inept, a bigot, and power hungry.  We don't really give a crap if he's black, white, or purple with pink polka dots.  He's a moron and his policies are self-serving.  Yet black people voted him in only because he's black - and they accuse those who did not vote for him as being racist.  Wow, pot kettle thing.  I believe voting for a person merely because of their skin color perpetuates the injustice of slavery.  It enslaves the mind; it does not provide freedom. It takes a strong black Obama voter to see the promises this man has not lived up to for them and refuse to vote him in again. Granted the selection of presidential material was really less than stellar, but to use Obama's skin color as your litmus test is racism.

The generation before mine was raised in different circumstances. My ancestors learned to hate those who were different from them just as much as they were hated for being different. Lets face it, Polish is not exactly one of the most beautiful languages to hear and people learned to be afraid of each other because of their differences.

So too my Polish ancestors were beaten down by the Russians and the Germans. Their freedom was taken away as well and Communism was thrust upon them.  Anyone who defied this was beaten, tortured, and killed.  In fact, even their country was taken away as it was partitioned off several times over history.  Yet these people remained resolute and refused to allow their pride to be taken away.  They endured and then when it was all over with Solidarność in 1991, they moved forward rather than wallow in what others did to them. To this very day Poland is a great nation following in the Democratic footsteps of America.  There is something to be said for moving forward and not looking back.   

Day after day I see many black people looking back.  This habit is holding them back.  For instance, I watched some of my black friends go off about the Trayvon Martin death by jumping that same old black train before anyone even knew the circumstances.  I'm embarrassed for them because they tried and convicted and sentenced Zimmerman before they had any evidence whatsoever.

I don't have a vested interest in the case. Neither victim nor perpetrator are my race and I reserved judgment.  As  the facts present themselves during the trial, I am beginning to form an opinion on the matter and it appears that little Trayvon wasn't quite as innocent as he is being presented by the black community. That's unfortunate but it screams racism is alive and well.

I grew up hearing all manner of racial epithets and I didn't appreciate them.  I was a product of a racial home, one where my father was laid off from GM so that a black man could have his job in affirmative action. How fair was that? So too my parents were part of the white flight in Detroit, moving us out of the city when the talk of bussing came about.  There was no way in hell they were going to put their lily white kids on a bus for 2 hours to be driven to the inner city.

For all the integration, all it did was cause further conflict.  Now white people were seriously hating on black people because this integration was causing them financial burdens.  OK, OK, so someone had to pay the price for enslaving their ancestors.  I get it.  Just like we paid restitution to the Japanese for putting their people into concentration camps after Pearl Harbor.  Yet how long must someone pay?  When does it become the responsibility of the newly freed to manage their own lives without a crutch? Lord knows if anyone had a right to whine like sissies it would be the Native Americans. Yet they don't.

Sadly, there are too many people who take the whoa is me attitude and wallow in their own self-pity so much that it continues to keep them down.  Unfortunately there is a group in control of Washington DC that feel they know better and they are purposely putting policy into place that perpetuates keeping the minorities down. 

I see self-made, successful black people all around me that are doing well, and living happy lives, and their struggles are no more difficult than my own. When I meet with them I can honestly say I don't see color and I'm thrilled with that because you don't grow up in a house where there is name-calling and not come out completely unscathed by it.  Yet I have done a good job overcoming and not passing it on to my own children.

I doubt Paula Deen grew up in a  house that was scrubbed clean of the racial slurs, and I simply cannot fault her for her own ignorance so long ago.  Yet for every sponsor that dumps her, I cringe because they continue to perpetuate the idea of 'different'.  That woman is a product of her upbringing and with every generation that passes we will have less and less 'differences', that is unless our government and the news media continue pushing the racial divide as they currently are.   

Paula Deen is clearly contrite and the experience has helped her grow and learn.  Perhaps it's time to stop perpetuating the faux shock and pushing for continued punishment.  After all, Deen did not say anything that Kanye West hasn't said.

Pro Vagina v Pro Common Sense

What is it with these women telling legislators to get out of their vaginas.  For crying out loud, is there a statement that could make you want to box your ears more? Now all I can envision is the squirrely Governor Rick Perry in his brown, cowhide jacket trying to step in with one of his lizard skin cowboy boots.  Bad visual, I know. Kind of makes you want to stab your eyes out too, doesn't it? This vaginal phrase is precisely what a gang of unruly protesters used as their Chief Buffoon Wendy Davis lead a filibuster of the final Texas Legislature countdown with SB5, the abortion bill, on the table.  At the end of it, the babies lost.

Today the babies were given a second chance at life when Governor Perry called yet another Special Legislative Session and the pro-life bill was resurrected as HB2.  This time they hope to finish the job they were unable to do thanks to the unruly mob, so they may hear the 3 remaining bills.  Let's hope the vote that was taken after the session ended is repeated and these innocent babies will win this time.

What is the big deal about all this?  The Pro-Choice orange t-shirted mob of Planned Parenthood ilk would have you think this bill was Roe v Wade all over again, and that a decision in the affirmative would kill their right to have abortions.  These women are seriously misguided, bless their little hearts, even bordering on committing infanticide. 

What these baby killers really want is the right to end the life of a baby no matter how old it is, yet in reality the bill merely limits their ability to have an abortion after 20 weeks. Their insistence to get out of their uteruses just plain borders on psychosis.

Even if you are Pro-Choice, why would you not accept some limitations on the timeframe? Pretty soon these libtards will get approval to kill a baby while the mother is in labor because the thing hasn't quite crowned yet. When does common sense end and insanity begin?

As a Pro-Lifer, I cannot see what all the fuss is about.  We certainly know abortions will not be outlawed, so what is so wrong with limiting them?  Honestly, if you cannot figure out you are preggers by 20 weeks,, then you've got some bigger fish to fry than that baby in your tummy.  People joke that it is difficult for women to make up their minds and they reserve the right to change them, but 20 weeks?  That's pushing the envelope to say the least.

If a woman cannot make up her mind within 20 weeks whether she wants an abortion or not, then perhaps she needs to think about sterilization, because I am wondering not only if she would be fit as a mother, but also as a human being at that point. I don't know about you but I want as few of those half-wits running around and adding to the gene pool as possible.

Arab Spring has Sprung

‘No One Is Prepared for What’s Coming’: TheBlaze’s Buck Sexton Calls in From Tahrir Square

If you think they don't hate us in the Middle East, this interview with Buck Sexton should make you a believer.

Proof is in the Pudding

Think I'm joking about a  holy war and the Democrat's behavior in it all?  Here's some proof that Democrats want the sheeple to follow them.  Vice Presidential moron Joe Biden dishes on why passing the amnesty bill is the "Christian" thing to do.  Yeah, if you want 11 million minimum wage workers as your economic backup plan.

A New Kind of War

The war we are fighting is a holy war.  Do not let yourself be misguided by the liberals as to what war is truly being fought. The war I am about to tell you about is not the one taking place in the Middle East at the moment.

In fact, the war I write about has gone on since before Jesus walked this earth and continues today. It has only been brought to the forefront by a group of Islamic thugs with Taliban financial support in modern times with the evil that was 9/11.

Do not mistake the war to be that of the superficial wars currently going on.  They were started by Bush as a war against terror and continued on through Obama.  Do not focus your attention on the sending troops to Afghanistan, or Pakistan, or even Iraq because that is only tactical posturing using the name of war.

The true holy war is really between Judeo-Christianity and Islam, or to put it even more blunt it is between God and all other God’s and non-believers.

Meanwhile back in the US, people toil themselves with the politics of man and another type of war being waged. That one is between Democrats and Republicans. This is a civil war and has progressed because of a man in the White House masquerading as a Christian. 

Here in the US, the Democrat Party has been infiltrated by many non-believers and they weaken that party with every day that passes. That party has become very good at grabbing many believers and bringing them into the fold with their sad stories on humanity and social justice.  These stories tug at the hearts of believers and they fall in line.  Therefor the non-believers can continue to advance their priorities. Stated another way, this civil war is conceived by Godless leaders in a power grab under the guise of benevolence. 

On the flip side, we have the Republican Party who is split in half with what we identify now as Conservatives and RINOs.  The RINOs side with the Godless bunch more often than anyone should want and this is further weakening Judeo-Christians. Muslims all over the Middle East are pushing for a caliphate and they already have plans to get to the US by way of South America. 

Now let’s examine the immigration debate. I believe those we call RINOs are pushing for Amnesty because they want to gather the millions of Mexicans into our bosom.  Christians don't like this idea for one reason, because our Constitution states that DC as formed to provide for the common defense, and to protect the states from their enemies. Anyone coming into the states illegally is an enemy because they have broken the law.  So far in the debate, nobody has gotten serious about shutting the borders, rather we hear that it is inhumane to do such a thing.  Since when is it inhumane to follow the Constitution, the bible of liberty?  

So the bickering continues and the RINOs wants them because they believe them to be traditionally Christian and hope they will bolster their numbers.  The Democrats want them because they are one-dimensional thinkers and the only thing they see in their midst is more voters and more power since 70 of Hispanics vote Democrat.  They are power drunk at the moment and are unwittingly advancing the non-believer agenda. The Republicans are misguided in their hope that these people will come to their aid and help tamp down the up rise of non-believers, quite the opposite effect will take place. 

In the process of amnesty, these millions of low-wage workers will be welcomed in order for the US to compete against China, whose numbers have topped 4 trillion now and make up the bulk of non-Christians.  Think about it, first the US tapped the American Native for cheap labor but they died off by the hundreds from illnesses they did not have the immunity against.  Then the US tapped slaves when a tribal leader in Africa got the bright idea to send the biggest and burliest black men to America to work.  Slavery was abolished and now we need the minimum wage Hispanics to compete with the Chinese.  We've gotten really good at exploiting the weak. 

Now toss in the race for energy. I have always been of the belief that the US intends to be the last man standing. I believe our underlying goal is to use up all of the world’s oil reserves and be thankful in the end when our own resources have been left untapped. The blame game on oil that the liberals like to play leaves out this fundamental premise I have outlined.

This war is really  about oil, gathering cheap labor to fight the battle, and it’s about advancing Christianity, but the Democrats have let themselves get tangled up by the non-believers and their judgment has been clouded.  Democrats are only thinking about power for themselves and the more they allow their party to be hacked, the more they will advance Islam. We are now going to sit down and have chats with the Taliban.

Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, he was raised one, and it is in his blood regardless what he calls himself now, make no mistake. If you look at the people he surrounded himself with during his first campaign, you would see Reverend “God Damned America” Wright, and terrorist Bill Ayers as his mentors.  The man was meeting with the Palestinians during his first campaign and is meeting with the Taliban now. You might also see that there is an abundance of campaign funds that came from overseas.  If I were a betting woman, I would bet that Barack Obama was bought and paid for by the Muslims and I wouldn’t put it past them to make a nice fat deposit into his back account when he finishes dismantling every Judeo-Christian hold that ever existed in America.

For further evidence, look to his behavior toward Israel and snubbing of Netanyahu. Look to his support of every anti-Christian escapade out there such as gay marriage, and abortion and wanting the ability of his little girls to abort babies if they want to  (such a good dad), even voting 4 times against the born-alive act which would have prevented the brutal torture of babies born in botched abortions. Clearly life means nothing to Obama – precisely an Islamic jihadist tenet.  This man has done more to damage to Christians than any preceding him.  Just look at his, “Catholic Schools are divisive” rhetoric spewed today. This is the work of a non-believer. 

The bickering between Democrats and Republicans is merely a civil war.  All the haggling over amnesty is a disgusting power play to use human beings viewed as weak by both parties. All of this nonsense is taking our attention away from the real war that we should be focusing on: the fact that anyone who does not believe in our Judeo-Christian God wants us dead.  So who will win that war if the Democrats and Republicans continue down the same blinding path, oblivious to the real war that is coming? Are you a believer or will you be joining the others?

 

A Letter to the Editor

I am posting a Letter to the Editor from an anonymous source. Normally I would not do this because this is my blog, but what this guest writer had to say was very compelling.


I have modified this email in a few places by using (parentheses). The underlying letter meaning remains despite any of my edits.

Hello, TXun.  If you saw the Wylie News Wednesday, you probably saw the Mayor's (Mayor Eric Hogue) 2 ads-one a short article about his new career on Kathy Spillard's Team with Keller Williams. And on Kathy's Keller Williams website there is a picture of him and the ladies.  Probably most will applaud his new venture.  Yes, he is the smiling face of Wylie that we all have found easy to like.  I used to think he was a real stand up guy and being a preacher, who would think otherwise?  Is anyone other than a few going to wonder if being Mayor/Realtor could look like insider trading?  I would think that the Real Estate Board would have some ethics that realtors have to abide by even if Wylie doesn't, but maybe all's fair here in Wylie. 

Since February, I have come to discover, this Mayor is not what he seems. (modified to remove identifying information) Without notice, (the Crafter's Cop-op) shop closed up the day after Valentine's and the owner had to move out in a matter of weeks.  You may have already heard about this as it was on the Wylie View for a couple of days.  I believe the Mayor probably had the councilman's wife (Alicia White, wife to Councilman Rick White) squash the talk on the Wylie View (she is administrator) as soon as he could after it got started.  I know she had her photography in the shop too (she owns 911 ipublishing, and 911idesigns and back of the room productions and it has been rumored for a while that they make millions off the City of Wylie with their Wylie Photos and the offshoot 911 businesses with Alicia White's name all over them just so there are no accusations of a conflict of interest). With so many displaced there was a lot of talk around Wylie and a lot of people looking to find out the truth. And many believe there was not another place in town that helped as many people as this shop owner and her husband did,  They provided a place to sell during the hard economic times.  They were not in it to make money, just to help people.  There were a bunch of ministries in there helping a lot of people, so no telling all told, just how many  people have been hurt.  I believe that money,greed, and power is what motivates this Preacher.  I don't think he really understands the 'do unto others' concept.

It has taken months to piece all the little bits of information together.  And it is in no way right what happened to this couple.  And Wednesday seeing this new career ad for the Mayor really got my ire up.  It also further shows another reason why this couple had to be gotten rid of and by the very people that we should be able to trust.  Knowing some of what the Mayor, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Spillyards, the Art Gallery owner, and the Q Building owner and some others did is wrong.  It appears they hurt a lot of people for their own greed and cover their dirty deeds.  All because the Building Official was doing his job and wrongs were being discovered. (My understanding is this Bldg. official was fired from the City of Wylie for doing some bad things, but then again there are 2 sides to every story)  From the dates shown on the Keller Williams website for the Mayor, the beginning of his real estate classes were simultaneous to this group's dismantling of the Building Official's career and their own ministry of serving.  

This is a little explanation and history leading up why I think the Mayor's new gig is such an insult.  Also, this may not be exact as this is information put together after the Building Official's departure.  Many of us are realizing that the only story that is coming out is the one that the Mayor and his Players are putting out. (this falls in line with what I heard from a City Council member who has not done any digging for further explanation other than what the City Manager and Mayor are providing)  The Building Official and his wife have been gagged with threats that before this is over the Mayor and buddies will see that everyone will hate them, they will never be able to find jobs, retirement and unemployment will be denied, etc.  They want this couple silent and gone.  In looking at this "top place to work", this is more a forced statement than a real one.  In talking to employees that some of us know, if they do not respond quickly, are polled again and again and they do believe that the City does know the employees feedback.  If you need your job, how many people are going to be 100% candid in their response if they feel it would jeopardize their (job) security?  This Building Official position has had at least 12 either active or acting interims in the last 13-14 years. (perhaps someone on council should look into this situation, when ethical people begin whistle-blowing, they are usually canned very quickly) Some of these ousted were merely the "at will" of the doings of Hogue--the Mayor/City Councilman; Mindy--the City Manager/Assistant City Manager/Planning Director/and possibly when she was a City Planner; Jeff--the Assistant City Manager/Chief of Police. (Damn, and I was really starting to like Jeff Butters)  The alliance of these 3 began during the Biff Johnson reign.  When the City Manager Mark B.Roath came, his expertise was taking renegade municipalities and cleaning them up.  The alliance of the 3 became very strong during this City Manager's time in Wylie as they prepared to usher him out and Mindy in as soon as possible.  This was very much a political move in getting him out.  Too many of the personal liberties established under Biff Johnson were taken away by Mr. Roath in his reorganization and his expectations of work instead of "at will" golf games and afternoon shopping gigs and other self garnered benefits of some of the upper management crowd.  We have found out that City Manager Mark Roath and some of the previous Building Officials were ousted in similar fashion to the latest Building Official--made up stories by this same group (yes I recall lots of stories about the rotating cast of city manager characters until Mindy Manson arrived, which should make everyone go hmmmmm).  We have been shocked at what we have found out from what ex-employees are sharing about these top leaders.  The Mayor and Assistant City Manager have been called Mindy's 'henchmen" as she quietly does the condemning finger pointing and times the ending of careers.  Her "henchmen" do the dirty deeds while she takes leave of the proceedings.  We have all believed her to be sweet and kind, fighting for those in her nest.  We have been told Mindy can be like a Black Widow, killing her own to advance herself and go after anyone that may know things that could be a threat to her security. Discovering that she is so cunning and ruthless in nature is probably the most surprising and disappointing of those involved as we have believed she was the unrelenting protective Mama.    

We have also looked into the Mayor's lay-off from Hewlett Packard.  Several things don't ring true.  In corporate worlds, it is unusual for head honchos to be "laid off" as he so candidly states in his talks when proudly delivering his impressive bio.  Being the CIO/HR Director for EDS/HP is a little above the lower level lay-offs.  Even though his departure details are wrapped in a non-disclosure package, he has spilled enough of the beans and there is a lot of free talk around town of what happened.  Some of us have been told that he wrote the guidelines of "how to fire at will and have it incontestable".  And in an at will state, these former employees are hard pressed to prove otherwise.   He prepares the script for management to follow as innocent employees are hung out to dry.  It worked pretty well for him until HP used the same guidelines on him.  Does he still use his wordsmith guidelines?  Certainly does from what we have heard around town. He has even gone around town questioning people about this couple, framing questions in an interrogatory, condemning way.  And with his methods, people that do not know this couple could certainly question their character.  He questions if they are really Christians (yup he pulled that question out with my pals) or if anyone has had problems with them, etc. What the Mayor does is libelous and people at FBW have even said that Assistant City Manager Jeff Butters has also taken up this line of character assassination (horrors, I hope not because then I would just have to dislike him).  Creating scenarios to destroy anyone's reputation or even put it into question should never be acceptable just so you can exercise the "at will" dismissal. 

In his ad, the Mayor talks of his "being in the same boat..he was laid-off" after 25 years in the corporate world.  But from what all we have learned, about this Mayor, his "lay-off" sounds more like poetic justice, for no telling how many people he has attempted to destroy.  From what we have been told, he comes across as a vengeful bully and misuses his position of authority.  And too many in our Wylie leadership are falling right in step with this man and it is shameful.  It is like a wife beater as each episode escalates in intensity and harm.          

I don't know how far this goes back, but more than 2 years at least.  From what we found out, with the growth of Wylie, there were a lot of businesses starting up on the weekends and the Fire Inspector was discovering businesses without permits, occupancy certificates, etc.  He enlisted the aid of Building Inspection and Code Enforcement.   As in other cities, the business in violation would be contacted with information on compliance, etc.  I may be telling you things that you already know, but these are things I did not know until checking with other cities to see how they handled such problems.  The purpose of the Occupancy Certificate is so all the various businesses operating out of a single location are recorded with the hours of operation and contact person.  This is in case of fire or emergency for the Fire and Police Departments.  And the nature of the businesses in case there are combustibles, etc. for safety precautions for emergency personnel.  Businesses not complying may be reported by people in the community, city employees seeing weekend move-ins, and the Fire Inspector discovering  unrecorded businesses, etc. A call list had businesses to be contacted when able.  Those where combustibles would be used were to be contacted immediately. 

There happened to be 2 businesses in the same building that the Co-op was in that did not have Occupancy information that was up to date.  One was the Apothecary.  The State of Texas dealt with the Apothecary as the owner claimed to be a chemical engineer and in California that was okay, but in Texas you have to have a pharmacist's license to sell what they were selling.  The other business was the Art Gallery.  They have hours listed as 11-5, yet they would be up there a lot at night.  (the co-op owner's) husband, the Building Official would come by and get the money bag.  We (heard) it would sometimes be late in the evening when he did this.  He realized that he was seeing Kathy Spillyards and other people over there at the Gallery often and late.  He had the Gallery added to the Occupancy Certificate list to get it updated.  (I can see how the owners of WAG could get a little pissed about this, and even if it had been done vindictively as stated in the Wylie View comments, it is irrelevant since they appeared to be operating outside of their listed business hours) Since Kathy Spillyards was the TEAM leader of the Keller Williams Real Estate business, it made sense that she could have been the contact person for those late evenings.  (Was Kathy Spillyards operating her business out of the Wylie Art GAllery (WAG)? Was something else going on there? Seems plausible)  Also, in questioning around about this, there had not been any hurry, so the inquiry to the Gallery was made weeks later.  The Gallery owner got mad went to everyone above the Building Official and we heard he actually had to write apologies to the Gallery Owner and Mayor Pro Tem.  It appears they are among those that are exceptions to the laws and rules that most everyone else has to go by, as the Building Official was advised that the Occupancy Certificate was not needed for them/Keller Williams.  As best we know, only a few days later, the Building Official was gone and his wife had to close the shop.  (Wow, total tit for tat thing going on here among city leaders)

Now the Mayor said that the Building Official made it a Political Issue (oh dear God, same shite he said about me) in asking that the Gallery's Certificate be updated with the team leader, Mayor Pro Tem's Keller Williams business.  That was an offense of insubordination.  (a big frigging case of nanny nanny boo boo in my opinion) Those people collectively made up stories (about) the Co-op.  And it certainly was not what this group cooked up.  The Mayor was seen approaching this couple outside of Taste of Home in Wylie and he set up a meeting for the Building Official to come to his office outside of town at the Mayor's church office (WTF?).  He was setting him up for the violation of chain of command.  Now anyone can see that accepting or declining the meeting would have been a violation of insubordination and breaching the chain of command.  They have even denied that the Keller Williams business was operating out of the Gallery.  They blamed the the Co-op owner as the one that started telling that the Keller Williams business was operating in the Gallery and sent her husband on the 'witch hunt' to hurt the Gallery owner (It was my opinion that the WAG business practices were a little sketchy with regard to how commissions were set.  I talked to fellow artists at the art fair and they were being charged 30-40% commission, I was being charged 60% and then at renewal fee went sky high which is when I told them to shove it.  Then they tried to jack me around when I scheduled a time to pick up my art and end my affiliation with them.  Clearly they don't seem to be selling much in the way of art the whole time I have known about them so I wonder how they are making enough money to keep the doors open. Is there some other type of business being conducted there?. More things that make you go hmmm.......).  All the while, this Keller Williams team had signs up around town that clearly show the Gallery owner's name with the Mayor Pro Tem on it too as her Keller Williams team (indeed Lynn Grimes is on there).  I remember seeing a huge sign up on the Ballard School of Music when that building was for sale many months before all this happened.  So why are they making it such an offense over updating this Certificate?  And especially since the Gallery owner has advertised her Keller Williams business at the Gallery address in the Chamber of Commerce Business Directory as far back as the 2010 Directory.  Why all the far fetched tales about all this and demonizing this couple and stripping everything away from them?  A long career was ended, a ministry shut down, and undeserved threats are still circulating 5 months later. 

Did they not want people that might be looking into the Mayor Pro Tem and the Mayor's business to find out something they want covered?  There obviously has been some questionable real estate dealings going on involving WEDC
(the Mitch Herzog land deal between his boss and WISD where WEDC was essentially the broker), WISD (the Wylie East and 3rd Wylie HS land deals just to name a few), the City, Mayor Pro Tem (attempted Humane Society land purchase), and some of the Board Members.  We believe that time and investigations are going to show that the owner of the Q building and Lynn of the Keller Williams business will be thrown into this mix as well.  His downtown properties probably house at least 30 businesses.  He also owns an apartment complex and residential properties around town.  With the number of H2A and H2B guest workers coming into Wylie and with the housing assistance requirements under the programs, this has to be a very lucrative business for the realtors and landlords. (oh snap, ice ice baby)  After a lot of digging by some people in recent months, this man's business and the Visa business are virtually hidden in plain sight (wow, just wow).  There have been so many flips and flops of real estate that it will be a major undertaking to uncover all that has been hidden. (interestingly, 3 of my Facebook friends showed under the 'like' option for Action Visa FB page, but after I posted about it the first time, 1 still likes it but he's a bleeding heart I love anyway, the other 2 no longer show up under the 'like' it section, including former Mayor Pro Tem, my red-headed love-hate pal, Red Byboth, again more things that make you go hmmm)

I have divided this letter into 2 parts because it is so massive. My take on the writing of this letter is first, to refute the rumors of the Building Official firing. Next, to show something untoward going on among a couple business owners and the City leaders in Wylie. Finally, to show what a conniving bastard our Mayor is.

Granted, I heard comments made about this building official who was fired.  Since it happened in executive session, there isn't much floating around about it, but here is the larger scenario I have pieced together.  It may be a bit simplistic in scope, but I would bet it rings more true than any other scenario:

I'm sure Lynne Grimes et al of the WAG was annoyed as hell that she could no longer run her art classes out of the space taken up by the co-op.  It may have prompted them to be a little bitchy about it all.  Knowing human nature, this probably triggered the co-op owners to be a bit miffed back at the WAG people.

The building official probably felt he was doing the right thing in having the WAG added to the list with regard to the certificate of occupancy, after all, there was activity taking place there after hours, probably some real estate strategizing meetings amongst the Spillyards team, especially with Mayor Eric Hogue about to take real estate classes and come on board with Spillyards and which Lynne is also a realtor member of.  In real estate, realtors have to work under a broker who has a bit more stringent training and continuing ed requirements.  Kathy Spillyards is the broker and Lynne Grimes and now Mayor Hogue work as realtors under her. 

Now you have to remember, wealthy people like Kathy Spillyards sit around and look for ways to make money, people being screwed casualties in the deal doesn't even come into play. That's capitalism folks.  Granted, they don't do much in the way of business at the WAG and if you know taxes, it's a tidy little tax write-off.  Plus having pals in the City probably provides a few extra little perks like looking the other way on some things. 

I had heard Mr. Jim's pizza was up for sale, we thought about buying it, however can you imagine how much we would be harassed by the City folk reporting us for every possible thing they could, just because I'm the blogger?  Yes, I am an 'undesireable' within the City, because I tell it like it is and that upends the cosmic energy here. 

I would make the blanket statement here and say the building official probably thought he was doing the right thing because it appears he went after the Apothecary business as well.  Sounds to me like they were reported and he would have  no reason to do so. Personally, I don't want some whack job fruit or nut from California mixing chemicals in little downtown without the proper paperwork.  I know these California types, I was one for about 5 years of my life.

So this building official probably got his panties in a wad because the WAG were being bitchy women as women can be and reported WAG.  OK, so he probably also got a little personal satisfaction out of it as well.  However, the City folk stick like Elmers and they are way too powerful within the City of Wylie.  Unfortunately the building official did not bargain for what came next.

WAGs Lynne and Kathy Spillyards, who also happens to sit on the Wylie Art Board at the time, went to their bff Boss Hoggue and his side-kick Daisy Manson and whined like the little girls they can be.  Well hells, Hogue couldn't allow backstabbing of his little playmates so the investigation of these people ensued.  How dare they cause trouble in Wylie?!?  I only wish Mayor had put as much effort into investigating the Ramona Kopchenko verbally accosting me after a meeting thingy as they did this situation.  Then again, I was 'uncontrollable' so I became an enemy of the State, er City. 

Let's just say, well, Mayor could be summed up with the words like, 'gusto', and 'relish', and he had to protect what would become his new boss and work peers, Spillyards and her team.  Mayor and Mindy, or Mindmay, began their 'investigation' of the co-op owner and her husband the building official.  Same type of questioning that Mayor did about me after I was verbally accosted by P&Z Ramona Kopchenko after a meeting.  Was I a 'good Christian', was I 'even a Christian at all'? Surely you need to be a 'good Christian' in order to forgive and forget and Hogue wants to know if you abide by the same guilt all religions place on their members. He would know because he's a pastor. 

You see, all that guilt makes it a lot easier to jack with you and control you.   You simply cannot cause trouble for the City leaders in this town without the vehement wrath of Mayor Eric Hogue.  I most certainly wouldn't apply for any boards and commissions because I would NEVER be placed on one and my sons won't bother applying to work at the Rec Center because their last name would give them away. The only thing that prevents me from being a target is that little switch in my brain that censors what comes out of my mouth and this little blog that isn't so little anymore.

Suddenly whatever dirt the City could find on these people became their undoing.  He lost his job and she lost her co-op, and Minmay and their Spillyards playmates sit smugly by because they protected their own. Good 'ole Boy politics in Wylie.  Can I get a yee haw?

Was this guy using his inside knowledge to harm the WAG and their City pals? Maybe, but I would bet more than anything he thought what he was doing was right. 

Ah yes, so our City administrators,  City Council, and Mayor Eric Hogue can look the other way for the DUI of WEDC Executive Director Sam Satterwhite even though he broke rules in the employee handbook,  but this building official guy, yeah, he got the axe.  Dirty, dirty, dirty and in the City of Wylie, you garner a little Mayoral protection if you are ingratiating the Mayor and Satterwhite's head is planted so far up Hogue's ass, he is probably breathing for him. 

ALAS! That is about to change now that Satterwhite's bff Todd Wintters is on Council and has usurped all the power from Hogue.  Wintters is in power now with his pals Nathan Scott and Keith Stephens on Council, and Hogue will have his head up Wintter's ass doing the breathing because he will NEVER be on the losing side of a vote.   Karma, yup it is indeed a bitch, or bitch boy as the new case may be.

Let the Shaming Begin

The reason I started this blog was because Ramona Kopchenko, who was on the Wylie P&Z Board, verbally attacked me outside council chambers when I came to speak at a work session and introduced myself as a member of the Wylie Tea Party.  When I complained to Mayor Eric Hogue about what this made the City look like when a representative tries to brutalize and shut down dissent, my complaints fell on deaf ears. 

You see, I represented upending the sweet little apple cart our Council controls.  Rather I had to deal with an apathetic Mayor Hogue who clearly doesn't like me and has made sure everyone knows it too.  I also had to deal with an apathetic Wylie City Council because they had never dealt with anyone so ballsy as to challenge them the way I have. Ultimately when Kopchenko's seat was up Council voted to keep her on and glared at me in the audience. THIS is your Wylie City Council. Sweet huh?
Tonight is the night where the Wylie City Council was to decided who is appointed to Boards and Commissions.  Did they fall like a perilously perched domino set and allow the rather controversial WISD Trustee Mitch Herzog to remain on the Wylie Economic Development (WEDC) Board or did they decide to remove him because of the conflict of interest he represents as a City leader? It wouldn't be too difficult to keep the City clean, if Council really wanted to.  To add a twist, would they take Councilwoman Diane Culver's motion to remove Todd Wintters because keeping him the WEDC represents a conflict of interest?  Again, would it kill them to select some new blood to serve Wylie?

Have the leaders in Wylie not learned anything from Washington DCs recent struggles? A good friend of mine wrote this today on her Facebook page and I found this to be so apropos for this day:


"Some people have to crash and burn before they realize their own actions don't match their rhetoric. This is confirmed by the scripture... that they love to recite as they condemn others." - Katrina Pierson, Dallas Tea Party co-founder, Garland Tea Party Board Member, Fox News Contributor, yup you can see her on Hannity and Cavuto

Nothing more true could have been written.  Two weeks ago I watched the rather pious Councilman Todd Wintters show up for Pete Session's Town Hall Meeting and guess which lap-dog held a seat for him?  Councilman Keith Stephens.  Oh it was planned alright, there were plenty of seats for him but it was clear from their body language that Stephens was appointed to hold the seat for Wintters. 

Most telling is the two of them reacted negatively to some of the less than conservative rhetoric spewed by Sessions, particularly by Mr. Wintters.  When discussion on the IRS, Benghazi, and DOJ controversies came up, the two clearly sided more on the conservative side thanks to their body language.  One openly supports the 2nd Amendment because he owns a firearms training business, yet I question their behavior on a local level.




It seems our councilmembers, many of who openly admit to sitting in church every Sunday, seem to have no trouble passing judgment on the shenanigans of DC, yet pull the same frigging nonsense here in little Wylie. You have to be carrying quite the scrotumnal sack to feel you are above what is going on in DC and turn around and dig your heels deep in the swine filth here.

We have Mitch Herzog, a WEDC board member who is also a WISD Trustee that, in my opinion, allowed the WEDC to bilk nearly 4 acres of property out of WISD by misrepresenting it as 1.5 acres plus/minus.  Evidently he was more beholden to the paycheck he might make from his boss Richard Parker who bought the land which WEDC facilitated because he is the sale rep listed on that property which is for sale now.  Evidently he is not very beholden to WISD who only made $28K on the 4 acres setting on a rather busy and robust 544.

We also have Todd Wintters, a WEDC board member who also happens to be a Councilman that can vote to approve the budget from Council perspective as well as spend the money from a WEDC perspective. Most recently, we have a Mayor Eric Hogue who has turned real estate agent and I can guarantee he will be making money off  his own Council votes dealing with developers, that is unless he intends to only sell homes in some other city. Way suck it off the taxpayers guys.

And we are subjected to all of this fun because Wylie City Councilmembers of yore, originally wrote the ordinance allowing for members on Council to also serve on boards. I would remind readers that Wylie no longer has 2000 citizens; we have well over 43K citizens and certainly enough of a pool to draw from. Every year I hear of fantastic people applying for the Boards and Commissions openings and time and again the Council selects their pals instead, often keeping people in various board seats for nearly a decade if not longer. 

It's time to rewrite the City Charter.  Over and over councilmembers claim they don't have qualified candidates but I believe that is a bunch of bunk.  The fact is people don't bother coming back over the years, and I agree with Councilwoman Culver who said they become disheartened and give up.

I like to think that ultimately I helped remove Ramona Kopchenko from the P&Z Board even if it occurred years later, even if she did not seek her seat again this year.  To be honest, I believe she got so damned sick of Googling her name and seeing it on my Befuddled Wall of Shame. Hey, a little SEO doesn't hurt.

In case you were wondering, the final decision by Council was to keep both Mr. Herzog and Mr. Wintters on the WEDC board. A wise person told me you cannot shame the shameless.  I intend to find out.

Why the Current Immigration Reform Bill is Amnesty



The blogosphere is all atwitter about the Gang of 8 immigration reform bill. There is much support for it, but there is also much concern about further harm it might cause. Make no mistake, this bill is amnesty.


U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote a letter to their colleagues outlining the following problems with the 1,000-plus page bill:

  • Provides immediate legalization without securing the border
  • Rewards criminal aliens, absconders, and deportees and undermines law enforcement
  • Contains extremely dangerous national security loopholes
  • Facilitates fraud in our immigration system
  • Creates no real penalties for illegal immigrants and rewards them with entitlements
  • Delays for years the implementation of E-Verify
  • Does not fix our legal immigration system
  • Advanced through a process predicated on a deal struck before markup
  • Rewards those who have broken our laws by offering a special path to citizenship
Even one of the original Gang of 8, Senator Marco Rubio is threatening to pull his support if securing the borders is not addressed. We had amnesty before and we are in this position again because nothing was done about the borders. How many times do we need to multiply stupid with stupid and get just plain ignorant?

I know there has been a lot of bemoaning that suddenly these millions of illegal Hispanics are going to instantly register to vote as Democrats and that will be the end of the Republican Party as we know it. It is hypothesized that suddenly Texas will turn from a red state to a blue state.  There is a certain amount of truth to that.  I believe it will surely happen.  It's just that I do not believe it will happen overnight. 

Non-Hispanics in Texas are already a minority.  Texas is a minority majority state.  Though non-Hispanics are a minority, they still out-vote Hispanics by great numbers and that is not going to change overnight, even with this amnesty bill.  There will be no great epiphany that will suddenly get out the vote no matter how hard politicos on both sides try.  Hispanics are not savvy and educated voters at present and it will take a lot of education to move them in that direction. But they will. Eventually.

That said, there is no doubt in my mind that they will vote in line with the Democratic party because the Democrats are masters of using all the right buzz-words.  Despite the fact Hispanics are a deeply religious people and overwhelmingly pro-life, despite the fact they lean conservative and would be a better fit for the Republican party, they will support the Democrats because of their superior ability to snooker people. 

You see the Democrats get the marketing campaign right. No matter how outlandish some of their stances are, they are indeed the master marketers. The Republicans could learn a thing or two about marketing, and supporting this bill in its current state will not help them.





Hitleresque Liberal Narrative



What is it about liberals making the same fusty claims that conservatives are wrongfully attacking the President only because he is a black man?  That’s it. That is their great epiphany and their central justification. It is a weak one at best.  In fact I can’t even call it an argument because there is no reasoning that can be applied to this statement. Such a proclamation wipes away any culpability the President might have in the growing laundry list of DC controversies, as if being President does not hold any level of responsibility. This defies logic. Liberals have been waving that race-card flag high overhead for far too long and they have lost sight of reality. Liberals have become a sad caricature of themselves.



In the beginning of Tea Party formation, a lot of racists came out. I had one show up at the Wylie Tea Party meetings and I quickly identified her and removed her from our mail-list. The fact is our Tea Party shunned people that brought this dialog with them because we are not interested in advancing that agenda. That is not what we are about. The principles are this:

1. Limited Government – As our Founding Fathers recognized, restraint of government is necessary to protect the liberties of the people.
2. Fiscal Responsibility – Government at all levels must learn to live within its means. To saddle future generations with the crushing burden of our excess spending is unconscionable.
3. Personal Responsibility – Liberty is unsustainable without responsibility. Each citizen must take responsibility for the consequences of his or her own actions while respecting the rights and dignity of others.
4. The Rule of Law – Consistent, independent and uniform application of the law is critical to a free and prosperous society.
5. National Sovereignty – We must maintain a strong national defense, effective security for our borders, and sole control over our land and our laws.

Read them. Make sure you understand the words. Is it so libelous to hold the Obama administration accountable for these 5 rules? Is this not what every American expects out of any government they come into contact with, whether local, state, or national? Nowhere in this list does it open the door for racism or homophobia, or elitism, or slavery, or any of the things conservatives are being accused of by liberals. These expectations are the basis of life.

Think on this. In the very act of giving birth and bringing a child into this world, as a parent of sound mind, do you not follow the laws set by local government? Do you not expect your city government to stay solvent so your child is not saddled with having to pay debt caused by of out of control city leaders and their spending? Do you not watch your own finances to make sure you can pay for your child’s necessities? Do you not expect your city to provide the same rules and protections to you as to your next door neighbor? Do you expect your city government to allow the neighboring rogue city government to take over your city and annex you at will with the possibility of dramatically changing your tax rate and your city services? It is not difficult to apply these statements to your everyday life, so why is it so death defying applying these statements to your Federal Government?

These tenets are not logic defying by any means, though liberals would have you think they are the beginning of Armageddon.  One must ask themselves why a group of people would take the basic principles of liberalism and bastardize them into an attack against another group. Conservatives are their enemy and make no mistake, liberals have declared war on them. In the video we can see this liberal attempting to dispel simple truth. He shrugs off the abusive and intrusive and quite frankly, illegal investigations  of American people, which were willingly admitted  by the agencies committing these infractions, as merely conflating them. Is the idea behind identifying with liberals really about hiding the US Government’s abuse of power and tyranny?  I don’t think so, yet every day liberals are standing by and allowing insane mouthpieces to spew this crap on their behalf. The liberal’s blind eye to these sickening accusations is egregious. Do all liberals truly believe in the accusations that all conservatives are racists or homophobes?

I do not buy into the fact that all liberals believe the attacks on American citizen liberties is business as usual. They don’t. The liberals I know, ones that are long-time friends merely want social justice. They want to be assured that one group of people do not brutalize another merely because they have the means to.  Isn’t that what conservatives believe in as well? I believe liberals had better get some control over their bugle sounders because they are unwittingly providing tacit support of insane brutalization by the Federal Government against a group of people.

The fact that a group of what I consider to be rebels continues to carry the same meaningless missive on behalf of all liberals, and that these same rebels are accepted as spokespeople for their ideology, should put great fear in all Americans. For this is the making of the same mindset of those German citizens that blindly followed Hitler. It was wrong. They knew it, but allowed his charisma and narrative to override their logic. A society of peace-loving people turned a blind eye to exceedingly confounding atrocities. There is much data on this and, removing the race-card, I submit to liberals that they need to reassess this dialogue they are allowing to be advanced on their behalf.

At this stage in the game, we must focus on the minutiae because American people have been targeted by a brutal, bullying Federal Government entity and the liberals can pretend all they want that Obama’s nose is clean but the buck stops with him. President Barack Obama needs to know what is going on in his administration and if he doesn’t then it is a dereliction of duty which does not warrant continued support. The simple checks and balances system would place the Obama administration on the right course with their liberal ideology rather than on the history book collision course with the likes of Hitler.

Smoke Signals

Another day, another Obama controversy. Honestly, if I had known how entertaining this president's 2nd term would be, I might have voted for him. Naw, scratch that. I am a good judge of character and I saw right through his sugary and sickeningly innocent "hope and change" act. Seriously, this president has got to be sending up smoke signals by now, asking for the natives to come help.

This administration is unbelievable and what I fail to comprehend is that Obama and his minions have had time, energy, and our taxpayer dollars to amass so much data on his political enemies as well as NSA collateralized American Citizens, that surely somewhere in that data they could have found the chatter from two Chechnyan terrorists plotting to blow up little children and their parents? Obama does have his priorities.

When you open up Webster's dictionary and locate "overreach", Obama is the poster-boy.  In fact, today Obama has brought a whole new meaning to the, "can you hear me now" marketing ploy and I would bet Verizon is horrified they being made the butt of so many jokes.

I don't know what's more embarrassing for Obama: getting caught targeting his enemies by way of IRS thuggery, or targeting massive amounts of innocent American Citizens and their email and phone records.

I am certain that my name exists somewhere on someone's list in DC.  I only hope that when they listened in to my calls, they not only needed a cold shower, but they felt eerily compelled to smoke a cigarette afterwards. 

Nearing 50K

I love writing this blog mostly because I love to write. I certainly never thought I would have much in the way of followers. For the most part I feel as though I am merely writing to dead air that neither moves nor feels, so it is always a good reminder for me to check my Google Analytics every so often. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t spend inordinate amounts of time studying who is watching me. I don’t obsess over fame or popularity, or any of that nonsense. I am always shocked when someone recognizes me or comes up to me and asks if I’m, “The Blogger.”  Honestly, I’m just a girl with a story.

Partly my lack of contact with readers is self-inflicted because I swore from the beginning that I would not allow comments on my blog. I’m not so self-centered as to think I am the only individual allowed to have an opinion, it’s just that I know how obnoxious and immature some people can be and I simply don’t have the time outside of my day job to mitigate or even respond to childish antics.

I will admit that my followers tickle me beyond belief. Now there’s no need for readers to get frantic, it’s not like I am technologically savvy enough or even keenly interested enough to figure out your ISPs, and Google Analytics doesn’t work that way.  I can however see basic information such as service providers, operating systems and other data that remind me my readers are indeed real people.

It is a good reminder for me so I check my analytics once every month or so as a reminder that I write for not only myself but for others as well. So I want to take this moment as I near the 50K readership mark to thank you from the bottom of my heart….and a special wink to my local readers at Sanden, TI, and several other tech companies because I probably wouldn’t do it without you.

Thank you,
The TXun
 

Nottie


I have no idea why she did it, but my mother bought me a blue T-shirt with white lettering that said, “Looking is free, touching costs.” I think it was her naïvete  to be honest because I was only 12. Twelve Mom, hello? I suppose she thought it was cute however you can see here why that might go terribly wrong.
To be honest, growing up I was used to cat calls. I think it was pretty much the norm for guys to comment aloud, at least it was while growing up in Michigan. 
I recall walking into the drug store with my bestie at the corner of our little country street and hearing, “I’ll take the blonde and you can have the brunette.” My friend and I were used to it, albeit annoyed. You learn pretty early on to be passive aggressive about it all: looking at them cross-eyed, making faces at them, once we resorted to pretending we were lesbians.  Right, like that would work.
If we were washing the car, we would get hoots and hollers from the road. If we were walking into a store we would hear, “Hey….foxy, baby, or whatever the term du jour was.”  We got whistles in the mall, we got groped at the bar. Poor guy didn’t know what was coming when he slid his thumb up my leg as I sat on the bar stool in a hot pink miniskirt. I slugged him.  And hard. I was a steak runner at Ponderosa Steak House and had arms like King Kong from lifting trays of those heavy metal plates every day.
I guessed that as I got older, the less cat calls meant I was simply not attractive any longer. Partly that is true, I have indeed aged, plus I had two toddlers I was chasing and I was just plain grouchy as hell.  I noticed after several years after my move to Texas that the calls stopped. That is until I got on Facebook and hooked up with my old Michigan gang several years ago.  As it were, I believe that Michigander men are just plain horn dogs because I get the, “Damn, you’re hot, even for 40 something.” comment all the time.  
Do I think I’m hot? Oh hells no. My mind is perhaps but I cannot compete with 20 or 30 year olds, that is for certain. Nor do I care to.  I hated the insecure, clingy woman I was and I certainly don’t have anything intellectually in common with a 20 year old. That’s not to say I cannot get along with the younger crowd as I have always had a knack for that sort of thing, but let’s just say I can’t see anything interesting in say, a 26 year old ripped dude with a goatee.  Sure, he may have a nice physique, but I find a man with a bit of road map, some grey, maybe even some love handles and a goatee to be much sexier.  There is something so comforting about a man that has lived and loved hard but is still tender and attentive.  
I was walking into the grocery store with my young cousin back in the late 70s during our annual summer at grandma’s house and that blue T-shirt with the white lettering offering for someone to do God knows what to me brought me an offer of some money. I learned fairly early not to ask for anything I didn't truly want.  Suffice to say, that was the last time I wore it.