Thursday, January 14, 2021

Texas Republican Congress Members: Patriots or P*ssies?

Pussies. Every single one of them.

In a heated argument Trump told his Vice President that he could go down as a Patriot or a Pussy when it comes to overthrowing the election. Congress Members had the same options when it came to impeaching Trump for insurrection  They could be a Patriot or a bunch of scared little pussies. The Republicans in Texas chose to be pussies. 

According to the Houston Chronicle the following republicans were afraid of their own party, and are still afraid of Trump:

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston Crenshaw said he couldn’t support impeachment because the process lacked a “sober review of the facts.” He added that Trump at his rally outside the White House last week “whipped many of those present into a frenzy that contributed, in part, to the assault on the Capitol resulting in the deaths of several American citizens, including at least one Capitol Hill police officer.”

Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Lubbock “The president didn’t incite a riot. The president didn’t lead an insurrection,” Arrington said. “I’m not saying the president didn’t exercise poor judgment, but to criminalize political speech by blaming lawless acts on the president’s rhetoric is wrong and a very dangerous precedent.”

Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville “This impeachment is purely about political posturing and a catchy CNN headline — it’s a disgrace,” Babin said. “Our 240-plus years of proud history and those who died to ensure America was victorious through its many trials deserve better than the mockery unfolding before us today in Congress.”

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands “Those calling for impeachment or invoking the 25th Amendment in response to President Trump’s rhetoric this week are themselves engaging in intemperate and inflammatory language and calling for action that is equally irresponsible and could well incite further violence,” Brady said. “They are placing a desire for vengeance above the best interests of the country. President-elect Joe Biden is right to reject calls to go down this dangerous path which will only further divide the country.”

Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point “The rioters who stormed the Capitol were wrong and should be held accountable, but it is time for America to heal,” Burgess said. “In less than a week, President Trump will be leaving office and President-elect Biden will be sworn into office. Continuing to pursue impeachment will just further increase the partisan divide.”

Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Victoria “Sadly, under current Democratic leadership, impeachment has become a politicized tool — part of the cancel culture movement of the left to silence dissent,” Cloud said. “With only one week until Inauguration Day, it is not in the best interest of the nation to move forward in this way.”

Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Sherman “Just addressed the House Chamber for the very first time to speak AGAINST this silly & wasteful resolution to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the President with only a week left in office,” Fallon wrote on Facebook. “Surreal that DC is this hyper-partisan. Sad. Let’s work for ALL Americans and stop this ridiculous infighting. #Enough! #GodBlessAmerica.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler Gohmert said impeaching the president without an investigation or committee hearings sets a dangerous precedent.“Now the message is, if you have a whim and you want to just go after a president, just go straight to the floor, no investigation, no judiciary committee,” Gohmert said. “Use it as a political weapon as you wish.”

Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-San Antonio “America needs a steady hand to calm our nation’s unrest. Today’s vote on impeachment was another partisan move forced by Nancy Pelosi,” Gonzales said in a statement. “With one week left in President Trump’s term, the latest efforts to impeach the president does nothing to heal our country.""We are bitterly divided right now - and this effort only worsens that divide.”

Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Terrell “Democrats couldn’t help themselves with just seven days left,” Gooden said. “Proud to oppose impeachment yet again.”

Rep. Ronnie Jackson, R-Amarillo “We should prioritize restoring communities devastated by lockdowns, America’s vaccine rollout, and a bipartisan investigation into the U.S. Capitol attack over a divisive impeachment process,” Jackson said.

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin McCaul said he opposed impeachment “with a heavy heart” because “rushed justice is not the solution to mob violence.” “I did not come to this decision lightly,” McCaul said. “And I truly fear there may be more facts that come to light in the future that will put me on the wrong side of this debate.”

Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Richmond “This impeachment is rushed, preempts any semblance of a proper inquiry into what occurred on January 6th, and throws fuel on the fire of division at a time our country so desperately needs unity and healing,” Nehls said. “The American people want us focused on COVID-19 relief and the economy, not impeachment.”

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin “The President of the United States deserves universal condemnation for what was clearly in my opinion impeachable conduct: Pressuring the vice president to violate his oath to the Constitution to count the electors,” Roy said. “Unfortunately my Democratic colleagues drafted articles that I believe are flawed and unsupportable.”

Rep. Van Taylor, R-Plano “Impeachment of a President, elected by the American people, requires thorough investigation, Congressional hearings, and thoughtful deliberation,” Taylor said. “We must not allow our Republic to devolve to the point of allowing impeachment, and subsequent removal, of a sitting president based on news reports and social media pundits.”

Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Irving “I should be in my district working for my constituents, instead I’m back here in Washington because the majority couldn’t resist another made-for-TV impeachment.”

Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood “Temperatures are still running high and the FBI says more violence is threatened,” Weber said. “Now with only eight days remaining in President Trump’s term, attempting to invoke the 25th Amendment or impeaching the president or any other measure attempting to remove him from office will only add fuel to the fire.”

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin “Today’s rushed vote on impeachment will only further divide the American people,” Williams said. "There will be a peaceful transfer of power on January 20, 2021 — we must move forward for the good of the Republic.”

Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington “It’s time that we all come together, not as Democrats and Republicans, but as Americans,” Wright said. “Abandoning norms and traditions to impeach President Trump with less than ten days left in his term will only cause more hatred and division across our communities.”

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Where City Council Members stand on Greg Travis


I've received and read where each member of Houston City Council stands on the issue of CM Greg Travis racist comments. Here are the results. I will update as I hear from them. I asked each of them the following question. What is your position on the racist comments made by CM Greg Travis? 

1) Called for his resignation
2) Demanded an apology
3) Called for censure
4) Other, please identify 

Council MemberDistrictPosition
Mayor TurnerMayorDisappointed 
Amy PeckADisagreed with him
Tarsha JacksonBNo Response
Abbie KaminCUnacceptable
Carolyn Evans-ShabazzDCalled for his resignation
Dave MartinERemove the post. Apologize
Tiffany ThomasFCalls for censure
Karla CisnerosHNo Response
Robert GallegosINo Response
Edward PollardJNo Response
Matha Vcastex-TatumKNo Response
Mke KnoxAt Large 1No Response
David RobinsonAt Large 2No Response
Michael KuboshAt Large 3No Response
Letiticia PlummerAt Large 4Called for his resignation
Sally AlcornAt Large 5Disappointed 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Calling for the resignation of Houston City Councilman Greg Travis

City Council Members
Houston City Council
Houston, Texas

Reference: Calling for CM Travis to resign

 

Councilmembers,

 

CM Travis racist and inappropriate comments on Facebook towards women and people of color cannot be ignored. 

 

This is no longer an issue about CM Travis. We now know exactly who he is. He has told us. Now it is time for you to tell us who you are and whether you will tolerate his racist remarks and take no action. Over the last 5 years racists across the country have responded to the dog whistles from our elected officials and more and more are coming out with racist comments because there are no consequences for their actions. Now one has come out on City Council. That needs to stop. Now!

 

I hope you will demand his resignation even though he will not, then demand an apology even though he has refused, then censure him, and then remove him from his committee assignments. This will send a strong, clear signal to anyone running for city council that racism and inappropriate comments will not ever be tolerated. Not know. Not ever.

 

For the so called “conservatives” on city council, let me remind you that racism is not a conservative value. Neither is making fun of a disabled person, or having sex with a porn star while married, or calling elected officials childish names, or lying, cheating, stealing. Over the last 5 years conservative values have been left in the gutter with excuses like “I don’t agree with his racist comments, but I like my 401K” or “I don’t agree with his racist comments, but I like how he advocates for the dog shelters”.  If you call yourself a conservative, then act like one, for once. 

 

Due to term limits many of you have nothing to lose calling for his resignation, except your dignity. Others will have to answer for their lack of action during endorsement screenings next year. How will you respond to the question “What action did you take when confronted with a racist in City Council?”. 

 

As a father of a successful professional daughter who is a woman of color I am extremely upset about CM Travis comments. I sincerely hope you will start the new year right by taking decisive action and demanding Councilmember Greg Travis to resign. I also hope you will respond with what you intend to do.

 

 

 

John Cobarruvias


Monday, December 28, 2020

The sexist MAGAt of Houston City Council: Greg Travis District G

Just like Trump. 

Here are a couple of posts from Houston City Councilman Greg Travis. He speaks for himself. According to Wikipedia he teaches business law at the Houston Community College. Hopefully he will not next semester. The posts make me want to ask "What the fuck is wrong with you?"






Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Clear Lake Republican Steve Stockman pardoned

 

There is no bottom to this man.

Yesterday Trump pardoned a group of criminals including the former worthless Congressman Steve Stockman. Stockman represented the Clear Lake area for two terms, 16 years apart. Over those couple of years his accomplishments were few, if any, besides tweeting like a 2 year old. 

In 2017 Stockman was convicted on 23 out of 24 charges concerning an elaborate scheme to steal money from donations and a charity. It was so bad his own staff testified against him. He was sentenced to 10 years in jail. Yesterday his prayers were answered and he was pardoned. Stockman will remain a felon. He will not be able to own a gun which in itself is a jail sentence for a gun nut like Stockman. 

Stockman is a poster child for redistricting reform. After Stockman quit his seat to challenge Cornyn in 2014 Brian Babin took his place. As I said in a previous post:

The district is Babin's too keep until he retires, dies, or ends up in jail. It doesn't matter what kind of lies Babin will tell his constituents, or how racist he may seem he will remain in office. His district is a 70/30 split giving a well financed Democrat about a 30% or less of the vote, every time. 2018 was no different. 

Watch for Stockman to join Fox News, Qanon, or Newsmax.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Bay Oaks Country Club to host a New Years Party


The folks at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Clear Lake are not going to let a little COVID pandemic stop them from having some fun on New Years eve!

For just $125 you can eat, drink, and dance your way into the New Year at the Country Club. What can be more festive than an open bar, delicious hot hors d'oeuvres, and dancing to a live band with your friends and neighbors!

So, kick off that mask, let your hair down, and come on out to usher 2020 out!

Jared Woodfill involved in a strange, dangerous, assault by a former policeman

Never liked the guy. Any attorney who has to use a tube of brylcreem isn't getting my business.

Jared Woodfill was the Chair of the Harris County Republican Party for over a decade. In 2019 his law office was raided. Now he finds himself on one end of a strange conspiracy theory assault. From the Houston Chronicle:

Instead, according to an indictment announced Tuesday by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the incident was a brazen attempt by a former Houston police captain to secure evidence to support a far-fetched claim that prominent local Democrats had orchestrated a scheme to harvest more than 700,000 ballots leading up to the Nov. 3 election. The ex-lawman, Mark A. Aguirre, 63, faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from the Oct. 19 confrontation.

So, how does Jared fit in this debacle? Turns out Jared is the president of Liberty Center for god and country. The Liberty Center paid Aguirre over $200,000 for his investigative skills. Over the years Jared has joined with religious nut job Steven Hotze and has been circling the drain with him. Liberty Center is not listed at the Texas Ethics Commission or the city or county websites. They had a GoFuckMe site that has since been removed.

Hopefully the Harris County DAs office is going to comb this shit out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Raising Campaign Cash: Lacey Hull. It's a sorid affair

Lacey Hull won a close raise in Texas House District 138. According to Living Blue in Texas her husband filed for divorce the same day she won alleging Respondent has committed adultery.” According to her campaign finance reports Hull is carrying on other affairs with special interest groups.

Prior to her 30 day out report, Hull had only raised $122,000, a very poor fundraising total for a competitive race. Within a month she had raised over $1.6 Million, most from in-kind donations. $1,027,448 came from special interest groups. These affairs includes Texas for Lawsuit Reform for $645,000, Republican State Leadership for $292,000, Association Republicans of Texas for $191,000. Greg Abbott threw in $17,000 ask $25,000 came from Republican Texas Leadership. Various PACs including home schoolers contributed over $37,000.

Hull won in a very tight race so she really needed the $1.6 Million to pull this off. If her husband had filed for divorce, alleging an affair, prior to the election she would have easily won. Republicans in Texas count adultery as a plus in their world. 

Watch for a primary candidate in 2022.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Texas Republican Party Executive Committee in support of overturning the election

Much like the Democratic Party the Texas Republican Party has an executive committee, the State Republican Executive Committee or SREC. Every senate district has two representatives, one man and one woman. Senate District 11 (our area in Clear Lake) is represented by Tania Robertson and H Scott Apley. Both voted for a resolution supporting the overturning of the election where Trump lost by over 7 million votes. Remember when the State Democratic Executive Committee voted on a resolution condemning the 2016 election where trump won with the aid of Russia? Yeah. Neither do I.

This is going to be a very long 4 years for these guys. They might want to take this opportunity to actually read the Constitution and election laws.



70 Republican Congressman turn on Trump

 

Trump lovers are not happy!

70 Republican Congressmen refused to sign on to a longshot lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to invalidate election decisions in several key states in hopes of overturning Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump. That suit was quickly rejected leaving Trump as a loser. Again.

70 Republicans refused to support Trump. They refused to sign on to an attempt to appoint a dictator. They refused to go against the Constitution while 126 of their colleagues did including 13 from Texas. 

The 70 Republicans will most probably have a primary candidate in 2022 and will feel the rage of the MAGAts of Trump.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

It's time for Texas to secede

Texas leaving the United States is a win-win. They should do it.

Some idiot out of Fredericksburg Texas has filed a bill to allow Texans to vote on secession. From KHOU:

On Tuesday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) said that he is committed to authoring legislation in the 2021 legislative session that will give Texans a vote to allow the state to secede from the U.S.

If this bill could possibly get through a committee, the House, Senate, signed, and put on the ballot it would pass. Remember over 50% of Texans voted for the asshole Trump to continue his attack on the United States. They aren't the sharpest bowling balls in the tool shed. They just lack the capability to understand that this secession idea was already settled during the Civil War and its impact would be devastating.

If Texas could possibly secede the United States would close all federal offices. That includes all military bases, all federal office buildings, and offices that provide services such as Social Security. NASA would move from Houston to Florida. All military resources including weapons and soldiers would leave. Social Security payments to seniors would stop as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Transportation funds would dry up. Ports would be closed. The loss of jobs would be devastating.

But there is a good side to this. Without a military and the support of the United States Mexico will have an opportunity to reclaim their land.

It's a win-win for everyone!