Last days of early voting, election day Tuesday, March 4th.
IN THE BOX...........County Commissioner Mike Pusley and Brad Tindall with Braselton Homes.
I'll ask Comissioner Pusley about spending $25,000.00 for a mural honoring Former Commissioner Betty Jean Longoria. I just do not understand the need for this. Why not just take a photograph and buy a plaque at Trophy Town?
How will the hotly contested McComb v Chesney race end? Anyone think it will be a run off?
Here's something interesting that's being talked about. Since there is no democrat in the race will democrats have any effect on the outcome? For whom will they vote.
If you believe one group of republicans, Joe has been trying to curry favor with the democrats by voting with them on quite a few issues going back to the ballpark at the County Fairgrounds and of course voting for Barbara Canales instead of Dick Bowers for Port Commissioner. Will that help Joe collect D votes?
There aren't that many in district 4, but......
If you haven't made up your mind which candidate gets your vote, we will go over Commissioner Pusley's list which is posted below.
Federal Judge Orlando Carcia says the same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, but....the State of TEXAS can enforce the law pending an appeal. Hang on we're going to the Supreme Court...
Erick Erickson of RedState. Wrote yesterday, “Yes, Jesus Would Bake a Cake for a Gay Person.” His post begins:
“Jesus Christ would absolutely bake a cake for a gay person. He would bake a cake for a straight person. He would bake a cake for a girl, a boy, a person who isn’t sure what they are, a black person, a white person – Jesus would bake that cake if it, in some way large or small, drew that person closer to him.”
“And Christians should too.”
“Christians should show love and compassion for gays, straights, and everyone else. Christians should show God’s love in hopes of drawing people to a relationship with Christ. 95% of that may just be relationship building, but it should still be done.”
Recall that Jesus said to the adulterer, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
He didn’t say, “If you cease your sinful ways, I’ll bake you a tasty treat.” He would love her and show compassion, but He did no more for her than to forgive her and tell her to stop sinning.
Then, there's this and it's not getting much attention,
The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) is not happy about same sex marriage or President Obama. They, the CAAP, is working to collect one million signatures to support the argument that same-sex sexuality is not a civil right that can be compared to what blacks have gone through in America.
“The pastors of the CAAP believe Obama’s decision to champion the gay rights movement as a civil rights movement is a gross misapplication.
“‘They are trying to stand on the backs of real civil rights characters that stood up for what they believe regardless of who they were dealing with.
I detest [the Obama administration for] calling it a civil rights movement. It’s not a civil rights movement; it’s a civil wrongs movement,’ CAAP President and Founder Rev. Bill Owens said.
The members of CAAP have singled out one of their own for impeachment – the current Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder.
The black pastors have pointed out that Eric Holder has repeatedly circumvented established law to promote a particular type of sexual behavior and forced his own personal views on the states. He has violated his oath of office by “attempting to impose same-sex ‘marriage’ throughout the nation.”
Consider this statement by Holder that he made at the Human Rights Campaign in New York: “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law.”
These pastors understand the implications of what a renegade government official can do. If he can circumvent the law in one area, then he can do it in other areas.
Rev. Bill Owens went on to say:
“As much as President Obama and Attorney General Holder would like it to be otherwise, we live in a democracy — with government of, by, and for the people — not a monarchy ruled by a king issuing decrees from on high. The citizens of several states who have voted overwhelmingly to preserve marriage have had their votes voided and thrown out by radical federal judges, and the Obama administration — in particular the Justice Department — has been shamefully complicit in this attack on the rights of those voters.”
Owens is unsparing in his condemnation. He’s not letting color and race get in the way. “In my lifetime,” he said, “I’ve never seen a president as bad as this president.”
Here’s the truth-telling bombshell that will not get out through the mainstream media:
“If you go back to the civil rights movement, they had consensus from both sides of the aisle; they had Republicans and they had Democrats. I think people who really don’t know what happened during that time don’t realize that it was not just the Democrats, it was the Republicans; as a matter of fact, many southern Democrats were adamantly against the civil rights bill, and I believe the ship was able to reach across the aisle because it was the right thing to do. It was right to give black citizens the right to vote, the right to live the American dream. Now, we don’t live the American dream, we live the American nightmare.”
Yes, it was mostly Democrats that opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Al Gore’s father was one of theM.....
US Senator - John Cornyn
Governor - Greg Abbott
Lieutenant Governor - Jerry Patterson
Attorney General - Barry Smitherman or Dan Branch
Comptroller - Harvey Hilderbran
Commissioner of the General Land Office - George P. Bush
Commissioner of Agriculture - J Allen Carnes
Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court - Nathan Hecht
Supreme Court, Place 6 - Jeff Brown
Supreme Court, Place 8 - Phil Johnson
Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3 - Barbara Walther
Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 - Kevin Patrick Yeary
Court of Criminal Appeals Place 9 - W.C. "Bud" Kirkendall
13th Court of Appeals, Place 6 - Doug Norman
District Judge 105th - Angelica Hernandez
County Court at Law No. 5 - Timothy Jordan McCoy
County Chair - Michael Bergsma
Precinct Chair, No. 8 - Edward Lewis
Precinct Chair, No. 116 - Jackie Hodges
Precinct Chair, No. 124 - C. Anne Bauman
What about the propositions? We'll talk about those too.