Making the Liberals Look Conservative


You know how some people say something is fan-freaking-tastic?  We can fit those descriptive words into just about any phrase.  We can even turn the F-bomb into a noun, verb, adjective, and even an adverb.  Hells I can even turn it into a pronoun.  Tonight’s Wylie City Council Candidate Debate put on by the Wylie News was un-freaking-believable.

Jesus, Lord, help us.  I don’t even have to refer back to my notes to tell you my predictions of last night came true.  Gilbert Tamez babbled like a baboon, Catherine Butshek blabbed on at a high rate of speed at times, Nathan Scott needs to be mindful of his mindfulness, and Bennie Jones even got a bit rattled when addressing cutting taxes by repeating, “It’s going to be really hard.”  All in all, the candidates turned out to answer all of the questions as I thought they would, well all except for Nathan Scott.  His answers were not the devil’s advocate sort, they were just plain devilish.

It seems Nathan Scott couldn’t help but smile and stare at me every time a question was asked that he thought I submitted.  Does it matter if I asked the question or not?  What was the point of staring at me and smiling?  Did he really want to play that game?  Mr. Scott, you got it wrong, not all of those questions were mine darlin’.  What an arrogant pud.

Gilbert is a left leaner.  Yup, that’s pretty clear. He’s all about his Democrat roots. He’s all about spending and leaving the tax rate the same.  Gilbert Tamez thinks the City can buy the Corps of Engineers property around Lake Lavon.  Uh, wrong answer.  You can’t buy that property, they will lease it to you but you can’t buy it from them. Duh.  He stated over and over again that we will lose police and fire and other services if we cut the tax rate but he neglects to be forward thinking and take into consideration the commercial development coming down the pipe and how that retail sales tax will help offset the tax decrease. He is a true alarmist.  Do we really need an alarmist sitting up there?

Jones is a realist.  He is the only one up there with first-hand knowledge of the difficult job ahead in the next budget.  I don’t even need to go on about Bennie, because what you see is what you truly get.

Sadly, nobody commented about waste by department except Catherine Butschek who wants to do a top to bottom review of the budget.  Guess the others don’t see that as necessary.  Gee, I wonder how the other cities make ends meet?  Uh, they cut frivolous spending.  Has anyone looked at the City of Wylie’s office supply line item?  That alone is enough to make Mr. Staples think that was easy as the City pulls the wool over the taxpayer’s eyes. I mean, has any councilmember ever seen any actual receipts? Doubtful.  Talk about things that make you go hmmmmmm.

Now on to Nathan Scott.  The very name brings a certain chill to the air.  Below is a snippet of the voting record from the Collin County Elections Department.  I sorted the spreadsheet by last name and gave you the S names where the last name ‘Scott’ would appear.  Had a Mr. Nathan Scott voted since March 4 2008 through January 17th 2012, you would see his name listed there alphabetically.  As you can see, his name is nowhere to be found. A quick check of Mr. Scott’s Collin County Central Appraisal District deed date is December 26, 2006.  So let me see here, if he bought his house in December 2006 in Collin County, where did he vote in 2008 then?  He certainly didn’t vote in the 2008 presidential election which is Order #34 2008 General & Special election code 1108 on 11/04/2008 according to my sheet.  Yet in the candidate forum, Mr. Nathan Scott did state quite clearly, “I did vote in the last presidential election.”  Really?
590216
A
SALDIVAR
ZAIDA
1710
613948
A
SALISBURY
DOROTHY
LEE
801
241472
A
SANDERS
TAMI
LYNN
1780
833840
A
SANDERS
ANITA
MARIA
503
833841
A
SANDERS
BILLY
RAY
503
696265
A
SARGENT
CHARLES
EDWARD
1401
805869
A
SARGENT
LAURIE
ANNE
1401
957657
A
SARLES
KYLE
ELLIOTT
1518
600129
A
SARLES
MASON
ELLIOTT
1518
523051
A
SARLES
MELINDA
LEA
1518
573919
A
SATCHELL
DOROTHEA
EULYNN
1300
879205
A
SATTER
KURT
MICHAEL
1014
554169
A
SATTERWHITE
CATHERINE
F
202
499406
A
SATTERWHITE
SAMUEL
D
202
694910
A
SCHNEIDER
HOWARD
PAUL
2009
149977
A
SCHNELLER
GARRIE
LEE
302
149801
A
SCHNELLER
NAOMI
302
369424
A
SEABOURN
WANDA
CLARK
113
671087
A
SEELY
CHRISTOPHER
BRIAN
1415
595719
A
SEELY
TAMARA
JEANNETTE
1415
722659
A
SHARP
MICHAEL
JAMES
600
675948
A
SHAW
VICTORIA
LYNN
1702
764551
A
SHEFFIELD
BRYSON
JAY HORACE
1808
625348
A
SHEHANE
NATHAN
RAY
3021
925056
A
SHOUP
MATTHEW
ADAM
105
921384
A
SHOUP
ROSEMARY
CAROL
105
95774
A
SHULER
SUSAN
DENISE
823
797211
A
SHUMARD
DAMONE
KEHL
603
797172
A
SHUMARD
TANNA
603
35245
A
SIMMONS
A
B
303
35246
A
SIMMONS
JOANN
DELORISE
303
565696
A
SIMMS
CHRISTOPHER
RICHARD
1402
560624
A
SIMMS
LESLIE
RAE
1402
748305
A
SIMS
DEANNE
DARLENE
214

From the paragraph above, I have established that he lied during the candidate forum when he stated that he voted in the last presidential election.  Where did he vote?  In his imagination?  While I am happy to see that the Satterwhites and the Seely’s and Susan Shuler voted, there doesn’t appear to be a Nathan Scott.  So now we get to the crux of the now infamous Nathan Scott.  Do I have to tell anyone, this is one veddy skeddy dude?

Of course I don’t really have to tell you he is not in favor of a Code of Ethics.  Well why would he be?  He stated that the vetting process during campaigning was enough.  Well one can only hope. I simply could not listen to that thing spew any more nonsense than I had to so I left during his last question. 

I was told that after I left it got real fun in the closing statements.  Evidently he couldn’t keep his temper in check during Catherine’s closing statements about his desire to put forth bonds which will raise taxes, yelling at her, “That’s a lie!”  Yelling?  Really?  Don’t we have enough of that crap with Mayor Eric Hogue that we have to expect that from other potential councilmembers?  How is he going to to handle the stringent council duties along with a wife and kids and this alleged child support he claims to be paying?  Is he going to yell at people?  Worse yet hit them in the face like he struck his wife, the woman he was supposed to love and honor according to the usual marriage vows? Clearly the man has anger management issues.

I don’t even have to mention his arrest for striking his wife, or his problem paying his child support or that he has any past financial problems anymore.  I don’t even have to worry about him lying about some fictitious vote in the 2008 presidential election.  Oh no, I don’t need to even worry about those things.  As it turns out, they are completely inconsequential to his fiscal policy, or lack thereof.  The man is a freaking fiscal invalid.  He’s all, I’m a Financial Advisor, uh, well, not really as he has been unemployed since early March and in the past was known to hold down 15 jobs in 10 years, I think he took the term job hop to new heights. 

He has no intention of supporting a tax cut anytime soon.  Taxpayers, you are just plumb out of luck on that one.  He wishes to support a bond.  According to his allegedly vast financial background with stockbroker and insurance sales licenses, he claims he has personal experience in municipal bond negotiations.  Hmmmm…..well we can ponder that one just a bit.  He wants a bond, even reveling in the idea of it.  I wonder, did his panties get all warm and roasty as he talked about it at the forum?  Notice that he doesn’t go on to explain that a bond will raise your taxes.  Oh no, let’s not allow that cat out of the bag.

The man wants to spend, spend, spend and as he told me in our first meeting, he wants Wylie to look like Southlake, a place he put money down on a home but it, “fell through” as he put it.  Then too, all we need do is examine his supporters.  Let’s see, there is Carter Porter, Red Byboth, Earl Newsom, former mayor Jim Swartz and wife.  The list is enough to make the newbies roll their eyes.  Then there is Mayor Eric Hogue’s claim he doesn’t ever support any one candidate publicly.  Uh right.  Publicly.  Yet the photos of the Media Hogue with Nathan Scott are ever increasing.  Uh huh. 

Plain and simple, this man is so freaking liberal fiscally and socially, he makes liberals look downright conservative.