Don’t Poke the Bear

I’m not sure that Hell froze over, but I am pretty certain I saw a pig fly today.

That would make about as much sense as the Department of Education’s decision regarding the Illinois Township High School District 211 and their treatment of a transgender teen. Apparently, the school has been working its best to accommodate a transgender “girl” for quite some time. Allowing the student to participate in girls’ sports, use the girl’s restrooms, and even setting up facilities next to the girl’s locker room for this student to change.

Oh, but apparently that was not enough…. This “girl” wanted to change in the same locker room with real girls, thus exposing real girls to the transgender’s true genital being. So, this “girl” got the ACLU to sue on “her” behalf and now the DOE says the school district has discriminated.

Good God….

OK, let’s air this out. If you want to be homosexual, go ahead. Not going to change my world. You want to be a boy and look like a girl – this nation will allow it. HOWEVER, don’t try to gloss over the fact that while you have the genitals of a male, you are still a MALE. You are not FEMALE. Until and unless you have the reason you are male removed, that is your categorization and thus the reasoning for my sarcastic definition of “girl” in this article. Don’t care what the liberal states classify you as or what the jackasses at the DOE do to back up that classification. FYI – transgender lifestyle does contradict with how God created you. The body parts are not interchangeable like Lego’s. You are male until you have the surgery. So if you are a Sal and want to be a Sally – get the procedure done. Simple enough. After that, I would have no issue with that person then changing in the same locker room with the girls and would recognize that person as female.

For disclosure, one of my 4 kids is a teenage daughter. The last thing that I would allow is for a boy to change in the locker room with her. The lengths I would go to as a father to not allow this to happen are not for discussion. However, I can assure you that whatever action I would take in prevention of this act of lunacy, my stance would not be in the minority of action of parents in America. So, sorry LGBT community and sorry DOE – you’re wrong on this one. You folks that support the DOE decision today need to understand something – America is a nation that as a rule is tolerant and willing to avoid conflict to keep peace. But there are invisible lines that you just don’t cross. Forcing females to be exposed to males in a locker room because a person feels “discriminated” against because their sexual orientation conflicts with nature crosses that line. While America supports people in their decision to decide their sexual orientation, the reality is that the LGBT section of the US is not a majority of America. As such, to rearrange the law to accommodate such a small percent of the population is managing to the exception. The principles of a democratic republic were designed to manage to the masses while protecting the downtrodden. In my opinion, this accommodation for a transgender teen is not warranted and will have far-reaching impact around the nation. This accommodation violates the majority here by forcing teenage girls to be forced to be in the same room with a male during the change of clothes. If you truly support that position, you need clinical help. I think this is a decision that should and will be litigated. Once it reaches SCOTUS, I doubt if even the current liberal status of the Supremes would agree with this decision.

This decision also draws a great big arrow to the fact that no matter how tolerant the American citizenry is to the LGBT community, it just never seems to be enough. Even so, the majority of America wants to genuinely make the LGBT community feel accepted. We have been polite, attempted to avoid confrontation, and in general have tried to be accommodating. It has reached a point that those in the LGBT community can’t have a debate on their issues: they want to force feed their issues down the throats of heterosexuals by bullying, engaging in attacks on those with a voice for heterosexuals, and trying to silence critics with cries of discrimination.

I compare it the idiot camper coming across a hibernating bear. The camper is fascinated with the size and potential ferocity of the bear, but still feels compelled to get a stick and see if the bear moves when poked. The other campers warn the idiot to knock it off, but the idiot feels safe in its knowledge that it knows just how much to poke without waking the bear. Confident it can determine how much the bear can take before waking, the idiot camper keeps on poking until eventually it wakes up one seriously pissed off and very hungry bear.

A very pissed off and very hungry bear…..

So here is a warning.

Stop poking the bear.

Eventually the bear gets up and devours the idiot camper that has been poking them and then defecates them off a long, tall cliff.

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He is Risen, So Brothers and Sisters Why Do You Sleep?

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This weekend Christians celebrate the most holy of events – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

While the life and times of Jesus are amazing, his death offers hope to all who believe and have faith.

Now I mix two verses in the title to grab attention. Luke 24: 6 “He is not here, but is risen!” refers to the two men in shining garments talking to the followers of Christ who had come to the tomb and did not find his body. Just as powerful is Luke 22:46 where upon returning to the 12 disciples from prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ find them sleeping from sorrow and proclaims  “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”

He IS Risen!

So brothers and sisters, why do you sleep? Are you asleep in your faith in God and his son Jesus Christ? Are you asleep in involvement with your family and making it a Christ centered home? Are you asleep in attacks on Christianity and its teachings, both verbally and physically, around the globe?

In full disclosure, as a sinner and believer, I have been in and out of sleep throughout my life. However, I have never been more awake than I am now.

In faith in the Resurrection, there is hope for what lies beyond this plane of existence. I have watched just about every movie that depicts the life and death of Jesus. Some are better than others. “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly is OK. I thought some details were left out that should have been included. I do think this version probably has an actor that is more likely what Christ really looked like. Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ”  I personally find the best, yet most horrific in its depiction of the violence Jesus went through. I cannot watch the scourging scene…. Once was enough to paint a lasting picture in my mind. As a father of 4, 3 of which are sons, I must confess that I do not have the strength to sacrifice any of my children for any greater good. I am selfish here. When I think of the pain that God, the father, must have went through to sacrifice Jesus for our sins….. It is unbearable. God gave this sacrifice so that you and I and any that have faith will live forever!

That is something to get excited about!

So my brothers and sisters – wake up from the slumber. Shape your family and community. Stand up for our beliefs. Speak the truth in the word of God. If you find that you are so far off the path that you need help and have no one to sturdy your feet, contact me and I will direct someone to you.

And remember – HE IS RISEN!

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Smelling a Dead Possum

One Dead Possum

Chances are at sometime in your life, you have come across a dead critter that has baked in the sun for a bit. The stench penetrates your nostrils and usually your stomach tends to turn.

I keep tripping over a dead possum. This critter died in 2007 and did not get buried until 2010. Somehow it keeps getting dug back up to bake in the sun. Of course, I am referring to the critter of Possum Kingdom Lake.

I had enough of this carcass in 2011 in my 3 part blog – https://darrenyancy.com/2011/02/24/the-water-flows-like-money-part-1/, https://darrenyancy.com/2011/03/04/the-water-flows-like-money-part-2/, and https://darrenyancy.com/2011/03/19/the-water-flows-like-money-conclusion/. I told you about the issue on water flow, electric rates, and misuse of bond funds. I was on the trail of the scandal surrounding the sale of lake front property at PK Lake involving the Brazos River Authority (BRA), but I did not hit the mark. Good thing someone else kept on the trail….

Gent by the name of John Marshall completed the puzzle of scandal with the complete details of the taxpayer screwing on the sale of the PK Lake property in his book Playing Possum – Tale of the River Card Round I , and  – The Texas Miracle – Tale of the River Card Round II. The first is available online at Barns & Noble. The second is exclusive to his site http://thetexasmiracle.com . The site is being updated, so if you do not see the story the first time, keep checking back. In short, the bill that allowed the sale of the property was not even law when the BRA sold the land. The deal itself – whew! What a steal! No current appraisal to gauge value (one was ordered, but never given time to be completed). Completely ignoring a report from the Staubach Company in 2006. Potential misuse of insider information between the buyer and a BRA appointee….. There is more and it’s a mess.

Now comes along a report from the State Auditors Office on the Brazos River Authority from Fall 2014. Don’t personally know the fella that penned this report, Mr. John Keel, but I think his research skills are either tainted or he is completely full of crap. There are 5 chapters of focus –  Chapter 4 hones in on PK Lake.  Not only is there written testimony on my blog from former BRA Pres Chris DeCluitt that refutes these findings, I have personally seen the receipts on the work that had been done on the hydros when I was there in 2010.  The 3.8 mill was missing, but work had been performed on the units. It was not easy and I spent a day at BRA headquarters going over data, but in the end it could only be surmised that the units were in damn good condition.  I am re-attaching the admission of Chris DeCluitt from 2010. I am also attaching the application and approval order of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) to takeover the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license that the BRA had in 2008 for PK Lake. This document is FERC’s approval of the contracts between BEPC and the BRA and allowed them to move forward. Find it real unusual that BRA would represent to FERC in 2008 that the units were good enough to transfer a license, but have an audit directly contradict this. What Keel has penned regarding this chapter, in my opinion, is nothing short of fraud.

Audit of the BRA 2014

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P-1490-046 (BEPC Power License @ PK)

Here is the question – why put forth such obvious bs?

So, you get the audit and the two other docs. Read the audit and read the other docs. Then go back and re-read my blogs on this. Then read John Marshall’s writing. When you review it all, I have a feeling that you will smell the same stench I do now.

Hell, maybe someone will perform and autopsy on this critter now……

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Unfit for Command

My rants against Barry Obama are well documented since his reign of terror began in 2009. Political repayment, re-writing of the law ( have you forgotten the reshuffling of GM stock for Big Labor?), the Fast & Furious Scandal, the IRS scandal, NSA scandal, Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, etc., etc., etc. This period in history will be known for when the Press abandoned their First Amendment responsibility and the Democrat party checked their spine into cold storage. I am sure they will find it when a Republican reclaims the Presidency, albeit with no credibility. The sheer volume of crimes committed in this Administration would have thought some Senate D’s would have had the brass nads to do the right thing for the nation and support impeachment. Perhaps to even pressed the House to file the Articles to rid the country of this clown. Alas….

When the Republican’s wiped up the floor with the Dems this past November, the impeachment topic started to rise and then ebb. My personal thoughts were to ride the last 2 years out on this moron and then get the investigations done on Barry and his cronies. Facts don’t go away, but statute of limitations do impact prosecutions.

However, there is a point where you have to ask if the process of impeachment and all the garbage it entails is worth removing the man-child to further save the nation and the globe from the impact of his decisions. A leader must be physically and mentally fit for duty. Our nation requires all civil servants to protect the Constitution and citizens of the US. I believe Barry crossed a line of his fitness for command based on his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast. Now I am not saying the comments alone crossed the line, but when you combine his 6 year track record and now these comments, an argument can be made that the sitting POTUS Barry O is unfit for command and should  relieved of his duties.

I don’t think anyone doubts now that Barry is a Muslim. By the way – that is not a crime. I would have preferred him being honest about it and I really don’t think it would have mattered in the 2008 election if he had told the truth. The Press was in the tank for Barry and had he admitted he was Muslim, I think they would have still dug in to gloss him over. He has made no short list of his criticisms of America since his swearing-in and dismissing the idea of American Exceptionalism. That was just a warning shot.

When you look back at the hell or high water decision to get the US out of Iraq and announcing a date for all the terrorists to set their clock to, you start asking why? I am not in dispute that we needed to tie up affairs in a region that will always be at war, but it could have been handled better. Every prediction made that would occur when the US set a withdrawal date has thus come to pass. Credit the rise of ISIS to Barry’s handling of Iraq. So was the withdrawal just making good on a campaign promise or his personal view the US did not belong in Muslim lands?

Why pass on the chance to help the Iranian people during the Arab Spring?

Why did Barry negotiate with terrorists and do a 5 for 1 swap for Bowe Bergdahl?

Why does the Obama White House refuse to call the Fort Hood Shootings in 2009 an Act of Terror when it is clear they are?

Why can’t this President clearly call radical Islamic Terrorist what they are?

Maybe it is because Barry is an Islamic Terrorist sympathizer because deep ( or maybe not so deep) down Barry supports and admires the jihad against America…

As President, POTUS is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. So in addition to protecting the citizens of the US and the Constitution, you have to make decisions in the best interest of the nation for our troops. When your personal beliefs contradict those oaths taken and comments and decisions place US Troops and her citizens in harm’s way, you are not only unfit for command, you are a traitor. Traitors should not be allowed to be POTUS.

Invoking the Crusades and other foibles in Christianity and comparing them to modern-day terrorist acts is insane. I am not excusing crimes committed a 1000 years ago, but the last time I checked, Christians evolved from these periods. Radical Islam not only still exists in Neanderthal times, but the weapons available to these nut jobs far exceed even the most technologically advanced weapons of a 1000 years ago. The Radical Islamists call the US the Crusaders, referring to the slaughter committed by the Knights Templar during the Crusades to reclaim Jerusalem. So Barry the Bozo not only galvanized Radical Islam in their title of choice for the US, but he is playing directly into the hands of our enemy by giving them a massive propaganda promotion that can be used to recruit, fundraise, and direct terror towards the US and her allies. His comments will result in the deaths of our troops and innocent civilians when terrorists will claim legitimacy was granted by the President of the United States.

Were this 6 years ago, you might have given Barry a Mulligan for being a naïve idiot. Today, combined with his track record, it is not difficult to surmise that at the very least the POTUS is a Islamist Terrorist sympathizer and at the very worst a terrorist plant…..

In any case, Barry has crossed a line. He has violated his Oath of Office and has blood all over his hands with more to come.

He is unfit for command and unfit to remain in the office of President of the United States.

 

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Celebrating the King of Kings

When you gather with friends and loved ones today, remember that there is a reason for the season.

A prophecy foretold of God’s word to man.

The heavens gave the sign of blessed arrival with the Star of Bethlehem.

Three kings followed the sign to praise what would be the King of Kings.

They brought gifts showing praise and reverence.

On this day, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came into the world.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

So my message this Christmas Day is short and sweet – live, love, and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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A Date with Infamy

Seventy-three years ago today, our world changed forever. The Empire of Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and set forth the entrance of the United States in the World War II. We will always mourn those lost that day and swell with pride of the introduction of the Greatest Generation Ever. However, the attack on Pearl did more than just catapult the US into a war effort. Pearl forced America to make changes that we had never seen before. America was still a sleepy, farming community. The industrial machine had been started years before the war, but it was not on full throttle. This war changed our needs in regard to manpower, machines, and goods.  The changes that followed America’s entrance into World War II changed our society, technology, and the role internationally that the United States now plays.

America had no desire to be a part of World War II. The carnage from World War I was still fresh in the psyche of the people. There are stories and such of Roosevelt’s desire to bring America into the war as being a reason for “allowing” Japan to attack Pearl. I believe that to be nonsense. While Roosevelt was correct in America needing to be battle ready, allowing an attack is ridiculous. He was a former navy man himself and had 4 sons that could face war.

The attack on Pearl had been building for quite some time. The governments of the United States and Japan had been tenuous for months when the US had cut off selling oil to Japan in July of 1940 under the Export Control Act. For years, the US had issues with Japan’s form of imperial expansion. Japan, having limited resources, had to import 90% of its oil and 80% of that came from the US. Of what was imported, most went to Japan’s navy and military. The US felt the Act would curtail Japan’s expansion efforts. However, Japan aligned with the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler via the Tripartite Act of September 1940 and relations further deteriorated. The attack on Pearl was one of economic necessity as Japan had been studying America’s military infrastructure for years and believed the US to be an inferior opponent in military strength.

The attack on Pearl galvanized the society. American citizens knew that a response must come, it would be long, and it would be bloody. Eleanor Roosevelt actually delivered such a message via her normal Sunday broadcast after news of Pearl. This message came before her husband’s stirring speech before Congress the next day. Our volunteers came in droves for the military needs. The role of what had been defining woman changed as men left factories to fight the war. Women stepped in and help to create the industrial machine that helped American win the war. America became a nation united.

The technological changes that came as a byproduct of the attack on Pearl are many. Improvements to radar, the invention of sonar, the eventual creation of jet propulsion, and the introduction of the atomic age are just a few technologies created in the war. The first computers, improvement in communications in both equipment and infrastructure all laid the foundation for the 24 hour on demand network we have today. When Pearl was bombed in 1941, they Naval commander on the base was sent a message from intelligence of a possible attack in the Pacific theater. Problem was that message got there about 90 minutes too late. President Roosevelt did not have a full assessment of what happened at Pearl for nearly 6 hours. Today, satellite imaging and fiber optics make impact assessments almost instantaneous. When compared to today’s high tech, that era can almost be viewed as Cro-Magnon.

Perhaps the largest impact for the United States was on our military size, strength, and scope of responsibilities. In 1941, the US was considered a 3rd world power. In comparison to Japan, the US had greater number of ships; the Japanese had better quality and size of ships with a vastly more experienced crew. At the time of the bombing of Pearl, America had one division of troops ready for battle compared to 100 such divisions for Japan. The needs of the war effort change our military to not only one of the largest, but without a doubt the best in the world. Like it or not, the US is the superpower that is now the world’s police. Doubt it – watch the navy’s commercial on “Being a Global Force for Good”…

So, when you remember today in reverence (as you should), remember to do the following:

Remember to say a prayer today for those that died 73 years ago.

Remember to say a prayer for those that died defending freedom in World War II and all of our conflicts since.

Remember that our military today are the offspring of that terrible day and good can come from heartbreak and despair. Please pray for their safety.

Remember to thank God that you live in the greatest, most adaptive and creative society ever built on this great planet.

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The Texas House District 60 Race

In most election years, the Texas House District 60 race is fairly quiet and uneventful. Current State Rep Jim Keffer has held the position since his election in 1997. With the exception of a challenge in 2002, he has been unopposed in his re-election campaigns. Currently, he has a challenger in a newcomer name Cullen Crisp. This race has heated up and in the final stretch is becoming a tad nasty. As with most contested campaigns, each side is claiming the other to slinging mud. Sometimes the mud is real and sometimes it is perceived. This campaign has both and needs some light shined upon it.

Regarding the Candidates
First, both Cullen Crisp and Jim Keffer are good men. Neither are serial killers or any other nonsense that comes into heated contests. Both own small business and have done well. Both are Christian men with families.

Separating Fact from Fiction
This is a tad more challenging, as water issues in Texas and this district in particular are heating up and mud is flying. So I will do my best to separate the garbage from the spin. Most of the rancor has arisen from the 501C4 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility and its President Michael Quinn Sullivan and the Keffer camp prior to Texans endorsement of Cullen Crisp. Texans came out with an unflattering ad of Keffer’s voting record of the 83rd Legislative Session. Here is their ad: http://www.empowertexans.com/uncategorized/tv-ad-jim-keffer-doesnt-want-voters-to-see/\
Is it dramatic and overdone – yes. Is it false, well, no. If you research the data, it is correct. Keffer’s office did not see it that way and put out their response – http://www.empowertexans.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/keffer-threat-letter.pdf. Is Keffer’s response over the top – I would say so. Let’s also be honest and state that the 83rd Legislative Session could be classified as one big spendstorm. Several Republican seats have become vacant due to sudden retirements from backlash of the spending that was done in Austin this past year. As such, Keffer’s office would have been better served to explain why he voted the way he did and stand his ground. Bottom line, if you cast a vote, you should be able to explain it and defend it. If you cannot, don’t do it. Has Keffer always had years like this – no. For most of his career he has been a respectable conservative vote. However, you will find with most conservative politicians is that the longer they are in office, the less conservative they tend to be. Keffer has served 16 years in office.

Texans endorsed Cullen Crisp after this mud started flying.

The water issue went nuclear 2 days ago with the article regarding the draining of PK Lake and Lake Granbury. I reposted it here for a few reasons: 1. I am intimate with the Morris Shepherd Dam issue and know fact from fiction, 2. HB3031 was authored by Representative Keffer, 3. The Buffer Zone was sold to Mike Patterson’s group for well under realistic market value at the time of the sale. 4. When the hydros were producing low cost power and even water flow, PK residents were not complaining, 5. This disaster for Keffer’s district has occurred under his watch. Those are well documented facts. There is one mistake in the article in the reference towards the 3.8 million in the Buyout portion of the article. That was actually part of a 12.75 bond issuance in 2005 for maintenance at PK Lake for the dam and 3.8 million was never spent after the units were sold. That is a federal crime, by the way. Now there are parts of the article I don’t know I have issue with. For example, I don’t have an issue with US Government bill monies going to only domestic US companies. Truthfully, that is how it should be. Those are my tax dollars and yours. What I want are competitive prices and fair bidding. IF that is not the case, then hang them by their Buster Browns. So, is Texans overly dramatic here – yes. While I may not like it, the fact Keffer’s son chooses to be a lobbyist and work for Bryan Eppstein (whom I personally dislike), he has every right to do so. Unless Texans has something factual that Eppstein’s group has done against the law, working in mud is a legal choice. I can see where it can raise red flags and all parties had best be ULTRA careful or otherwise get fitted for prison orange. So Texans is overly dramatic here as well.

Regarding the Proposition 6 bill, afraid Texans has this right. While it has been sold to voters as a solution to water issues, facts are it is not. The way it is structured, Prop 6 just gives more power to create debt in the name of water. We already have too much debt surrounding water boards that is part from ignorance of how to handle the issue and part in pork barrel projects. Drought is not our only water enemy in Texas; a growing population is a greater threat. Had Prop 6 been amended with some of the proposed transparency amendments, it would have been a better bill. Building a potential pipeline to move water is good. To use it to possibly move water from one lake to another is idiotic. There is one and only one solution to our water problem in Texas – desalinate the ocean water in the Gulf and pipe it inland. In 2012 at the Republican State Convention, I approached Keffer and Senator Glen Hegar, Chair of the Natural Resource Committee at the time on the topic. Both liked desal, but both shied away from the state potentially paying for a pipeline for a private enterprise to pump water inland. The reason this topic was important at the time was that I had a group of investors willing to put money into a very large south Texas desalination project. The investor’s hang-up was building a pipeline without the help of the State regarding eminent domain issues. So, when the topic went from building a plant to building a pipeline, the topic fizzed out. Now, in fairness, I continued the topic in phone and email communications with Senator Hegar to try to push the issue and still failed. Representative Keffer, also on the Natural Resource Committee and someone I thought would welcome any form of reasonable solution, never replied to further requests. Well, private investors like I had don’t like messing with eminent domain for pipelines, so unless the State of Texas makes desal a public works project, Prop 6 is a waste of paper.

Now, Keffer’s office has not taken the water article lying down. The cranked out their own spin on Keffer’s Campaign site: http://jimkeffer.com/urgent-truth-alert-on-possum-kingdom-lake-and-lake-granbury . I have issues with this response. To start, nothing comes out and addresses the HB3031 that Keffer did sponsor. It’s your bill – explain your position. Also, this use of the term DARK MONEY is a liberal tactic being promoted by Democrats in the US Congress against conservative groups who have figured out how the Democrats started winning elections last decade and are now legally using the same tactics. For Keffer’s camp to accuse Texans as a DARK MONEY source implies evil. Why would a Texas Republican and a declared conservative even promote such a term against another Republican? My gut is that this is the Eppstein effect as his political consultant and a form of party cannibalism I have personally seen and experienced before. For the record, I don’t know who backs them and really don’t care and here is why: The candidates they have endorsed have been fiscally responsible people and carried those traits onto the Texas House and Senate. I was endorsed in 2010, as was current Senator Brian Birdwell in the 2010 Special Election. The Legislators they rate after each session are based upon saving taxpayer dollars. It could be argued that maybe they want too much reduction in government. There are those that might agree with that. But saving taxpayer dollars is not what I consider a DARK form of politics, do you? Their filings on the Texas Ethics Website appear to be in order. Insofar as Keffer’s two Ethics complaints against Texans for undisclosed lobbying activity, a complaint is exactly that – a complaint. Unless they get some form of administrative action that is pristine and without interference or influence, this appears more of a personal grudge. Also, regarding the initial audit of the BRA – the disclosure here is not completely forthcoming. While it is true that Representative Keffer and Senator Birdwell got legislation through, it was only after 5 years of hounding at his heels and threatening to find another candidate for Keffer’s office did this start to take motion. Representative Keffer did not run willingly down this path as is implied here. If you have any doubts about this statement, talk with any member of the Lake Granbury Waterfront Homeowners Association.

Now, here is where this gets somewhat comical. If you review candidate Cullen Crisp’s website http://www.cullencrisp.com you will not find any mention of his endorsement from Texans, any negative data on Representative Keffer, or any mention of the BRA issue. Innocent neglect or brilliance?

So who is The Guy to vote for?
As far as Representative Keffer is concerned, most of his tenure has been solid. However, as stated before, his votes are beginning to stray away from what got him elected in the first place. If you doubt it, check his record. It is online and you can peruse every vote he has ever made. This happens when you get 10 plus years in office. While he was elected in 1997, he has been in 8 sessions covering 16 years. In my opinion, that is 6 years too long and why we need term limits in all forms of elected office. There is also the water issue surrounding the Morris Shephard Dam. Like it or not, intentional or not, he has played a part in a disaster and has shown no real way of how to correct the problem. My desire would be for Representative Keffer to just be Mr. Keffer in the iron business, which I would wish enormous success and hope he can get as much work for his business as he can handle.

As far as Cullen Crisp is concerned, this is young family man that has been very active in Hood County politics. He has a solid business background in the fire alarm business. I do not believe that he has lied in regards to Representative Keffer in this campaign. He is too well thought of and does not have the funds to garner the type of political consulting that comes up with the typical campaign garbage. Texans is an outside source that he has zero influence on. I believe in fresh faces ever ten years and hope he wins the race. If he does and stays beyond 10 years, then I doubt you will find me as kind then.

That is assuming my head has not exploded off my body from the entire political horse hockey……

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