Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Washington Post is outta town ----

---or they would have recognized a little something in the Houston Press.

The Wash Post says that DeLay brought the dead back to life ---

President Bush's "Vision for Space Exploration," which would send humans to the moon and eventually to Mars, got a skeptical reception in January and was left for dead in midsummer, but it made a stunning last-minute comeback when DeLay delivered NASA's full $16.2 billion budget request as part of the omnibus $388 billion spending bill passed Nov. 20.

On the same day The Houston Press reports ----

The second memo alarmed some NASA workers. "I couldn't believe they'd do something like that," says one veteran employee. He said a co-worker had e-mailed to say he'd never seen anything like it in 30 years at JSC. "It just didn't pass the smell test," he said.

Amazing what one can discover when one reads more than one newspaper.

Those who watched FOX News today heard that fair and balanced report that Tom not only brought the dead back to life but that he can walk on water.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Our friend Al took notice ....

... that "Ole Ronnie done got hissownself on the front page of an international daily newspaper...will wonders never cease. Al"

No, Al, the real wonder is that Martha Stewart is in jail and Tom DeLay is running the country. If Ole Ronnie don't kick it into gear, the Lege - half of who are there due to Tom's illegal activities - will unfund him in January. We'll have to have a nationwide bake sale to prosecute Tom.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

This could only happen in Fort Bend County

The local daily newspaper, The Herald Coaster, is rarely worth the four bits they charge for it. However, today's edition was worth ten dollars cash money. This story about a Mom who cares deeply about dam things is some of the best reading I've enjoyed in a long time.

This is true poetry ----

The victim said he found Mercer's white Chevrolet pickup at the location with its lights off, parked on the right shoulder. The victim said he saw Mercer sitting in the back seat of the vehicle with her legs dangling outside. The victim reported he was then allegedly struck in the head with an unknown object and heard a male voice say, "Hurry up let's go!"

I mean, this is why I became a journalist - I oh so desparetly wanted to write, " ... he saw Mercer sitting in the back seat of the vehicle with her legs dangling outside," but Stephen Palkot beat me to it.

It should be noted to non-natives that Mercer's husband, Chubby (no, I'm not kidding), ran for sheriff a few years back. He lost to someone far more unqualified.

I will try to be a good investigative humorist and find out who the victim is, why he waited a full year to press charges, and why his co-worker took him all the way to Wharton with a broken head. That's about a 30 minute drive pass six or seven hospitals.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

You'd think .....

You'd think with all the legal problems that Tom DeLay is facing, he'd be kissing-up to these people instead of taking money from them.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, whose aggressive campaign fund raising is the subject of a Texas grand jury investigation, took a $100,000 check from a private prison company at a Lexington fund-raiser in August for a charity he operates.

I mean, in a couple of months, Tom may need to be overly friendly with prison guards.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Ronnie Earle says, "Really?"

Following a CBS News report claiming that inside sources say DeLay has skated on the Austin charges, Travis County DA Ronnie Earle responds that nobody is off the hook, including your Momma.

Then, just to add sunburn to a stab wound, Earle types-up a paragraph or two for the New Yawk Times. Earle gooses Ole Tom by typing, "...no member of Congress has been indicted in the investigation, and none is a target unless he or she has committed a crime." Hey, Tom, slick down your hair and wipe your chin because everybody is looking at you!

Just for you folks in foreign states, it's the worst kept secret in Texas that Austin DA Ronnie Earle is going to lose all his funding in the next Lege session. The Texas Lege is controlled by Republicans and if they take away Earle's money for the investigation, this case is over.

We're thinking about holding a bake sale for Earle next year.

Politics of Financial Destruction

There's a real special place in hell for these guys. These guys should have to look up to see the pits of hell.

Lou Dubose, half author of The Hammer , has done a dandy little piece in The Texas Observer about Tom DeLay's connection to the Indian tribe and Tom's Boys sins against mankind. Serious DeLay watchers think there's more to this story than anything being seen by the Travis County grand jury. Plus, with this story, you get Ralph Reed thrown in the mix just for fun.

Keep your eye on this one, Folks. It has long legs.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

The Laws of Gravity and Vice Versa

If Tom DeLay wants to appear taller, he could just repeal the law of gravity. After all, he could get the votes right now. He's changing rules to fit his needs anyway.

To be honest, it is the gravity of the law that concerns me more.

The Republicans passed this rule ten years ago to make Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowski look bad. They wanted to appear morally superior to Democrats. I thought it was a stoopid idea then and I think it's a stoopid idea now.

An indictment is proof of nothing. Anyone who has ever served on a grand jury can tell you that it's a one-sided affair. Assuming guilt because an indictment has been brought is not what good Americans do.

Up until yesterday, Republicans didn't believe that. They believed that an indictment meant guilt. They seem to be changing their mind. That's a good thing.

Tom DeLay is claiming that any investigation of him is political. He's right. It's political. If he wasn't in politics he could probably steal money without getting caught.

Tom DeLay is the pimp-car-driving, bling bling-wearing, entourage-toting hot shot of politics. Yeah, it's very political - Tom has to stop using politics to enrich himslef.





Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tom gets to stay

Ain't that just typical of Republicans. If they don't like the rules, they get all activist and up in everybody's face.

They are also scardy cats. They are afraid of a short little man with a dirty background and a nasty disposition.

It's very Christian to change the rules to fit Super DeLux Brand Christian Tom DeLay. I mean, Jesus changed the Ten Commandments. Didn't he? Whoa, wait. You mean Jesus didn't change the rules about that pesky one god thing? How 'bout the coveting thing? Jesus didn't amend that to fit his needs?

Our local Republican party chairman here, Eric Thode, made a prissy statement in one Sugar Land newspaper about a man indicted 15 years ago with all charges later dismissed. I'll tell you all about it later. Our local Republicans have cornered the market on hypocrisy and greed.

Another day, another DeLay

This blog is dedicated to local politics in Tom DeLay's home district. I will also keep up with Tom, which is a Herculean task because he won't be still or keep his hands out of other people's pockets.