Friday, June 2, 2017

CCR 06-02-17 The Whiny Boy Tour

the   Controversial  Committee   Report
“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”

“ The Whiny Boy Tour”

   Well, dear readers, it just had to happen.  

   In two short days after pulling the worst political stunt, designed to create havoc on the floor of the Texas State legislature, Matt “Squeaky” “Douche Bag”  “Whiny Boy” Rinaldi is making the rounds to safe/friendly Red Meat TEA-carnivore media providers to shape-shift the narrative of his witless and immature actions.

   Rinaldi’s efforts to “set the record straight” appear to be fashioned from the same mold as a former presidential candidate who seems to now be on a lifetime “excuses tour.”

   Yes, Rinaldi would have you believe he is now the victim of all the hate, discontent, and resentment he created shortly after the legislature passed SB 4 — related to sanctuary cities.  In fact, he has had law enforcement providing him with protection services as a result of his witless actions.  (Is this why Rinaldi now qualifies for the Witless Protection Program?)

   Victim?  Hardly!  How can he be the victim when he created the Torofeca storm which ensued?  Aren’t the victims Hispanic House members and the gallery crowd he spoke disparaging about?  Aren’t the victims Irving constituents who would hope their elected representative could act like a mature adult while on the floor of the Texas legislature?

   Let’s break it down —  Rinaldi’s actions, which verged on typical schoolyard bullying and taunting, unleashed the following on the House floor:

   He was deliberately interfering with the legislative process on the House floor.
   He goaded the Hispanic delegation by informing them he had contacted ICE on the “illegal” demonstrators.*
   He broke the decorum of the House floor by not requesting Capitol security to address any gallery crowd issue.
   He discovered that taunting and goading his State representative peers had repercussions when his mouth was moving faster than what his brain synapses were firing.
   He eventually “self-identified” the dynamics of this “he said/he said” antic to coincide with his “self-defense” mantra.  (Late and very weak rationale?)
   His actions have, once again, made Irving the laughing stock of the nation.  (Remember HB 562 which he pushed, promoted and pimped?)
   He serves a narrow-minded and marginal constituency, while posing as a State legislator, which has no compulsions in spreading fear and intimidation against those who might disagree politically.
   His being birthed in Connecticut proves his Texan, as a ‘second language,’ is not in tune with how real Texans manage civil debate and discussions. 

   In one of his radio interviews, Rinaldi was still extremely vague in his responses as to what ensued and what was actually said.  It appeared his short-term memory lapsed, as to remembering actual details, for the comments made to a Hispanic representative.

   The only response, Rinaldi had extreme clarity on, was his typical legal ambulance-chasing-screed kicking-in to invoke a “self-defense” mantra for creating the Torofeca storm in Austin.

   Rinaldi has also concluded the legislature might require a special session.  Of course, a special session would be to promote, push and pimp the ‘where can I pee’ bathroom bill all over again.

   One has to wonder: Will Rinaldi call the Better Business Bureau, on the list of corporate executives who are protesting and have written State legislators, ratting those individuals out?  After all, they are against the implementation of the absurd and senseless Red Meat TEA-carnivore measure of “where can I pee” bill he favors?  

   Will he shut down all but one bathroom in the State capitol so a Texas Ranger can monitor who enters the loo?

   Yes, dear readers, Rinaldi is your Irving State representative.  Are you still proud?  Is this really what Irving deserves from their elected representative?

   Just remember, if your political stance is contrary to Matt “Whiny Boy” Rinaldi’s Red Meat TEA-carnivore position you could be reported to ICE, BBB, IRS, NASA, CIA, or Taco Bell. 

   After all, “Big  Little Brother” does not tolerate differing or conflicting opinions very well.  ¿Me entiendes?

……………………………..Mark Holbrook
   * Update:  In the 05-30-17 CCR report, the following was noted.
“Being the typical politician that he is, Rinaldi’s fact fabrication was not even factual.  ICE has confirmed they were not called by Rinaldi, plus they would not attempt to enforce immigration issues in such a public place as the State capitol. 

   ICE has recently re-reported that they did, in fact, receive a call from Rinaldi on their national tip line.  Apparently, Rinaldi doesn’t have the local Austin ICE officer number on his iPhone’s quick call list.  Or maybe, he used the national tip line number knowing no action would be processed quickly and he could skate out of Austin before his Torofeca storm blanketed the city.
   The link to the ICE re-statement by WFAA-TV is:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CCR 05-30-17 Fake Phone Call?

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“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”

“Fake Phone Call?”

   Now that Irving has a mayor who will put the best interest of the city ahead of his personal political goals, how long will it be before Irving elects State officials who would do the same for the city?

   And for the low-information informed, this infers Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi and Rodney “Recount” Anderson.

   While the city has a slight political reprieve, now that ex-QueenB VD is punching the clock at HUD, another political tsunami is required for more effective representation.  

   For those with short-term memory loss, the witless trio, ex-QueenB VD, Rinaldi and Anderson, was directly responsible for making the city the laughing stock of the nation due to all the fear mongering and Torofeca spread to promote, push and pimp State HB 562...which wasn't even voted on.

   Rinaldi and Anderson assisted ex-QueenB VD in leading the charge to appease Red Meat TEA-carnivore sycophants in the area.  Why, these individuals even attended some of her fact fabricated blathering sessions when she was ‘touring’ north Texas spreading the false gospel of a warped political philosophy. 

   Have all of these Red Meat TEA-carnivores forgotten why they were elected?  Are they attempting to be Sen. Ted “Lizard Grin” Cruz, who has not initiated one iota of legislation for the benefit of Texas, clones. 

   Additionally, why do these Red Meat TEA-carnivores actually believe a determination should be made as to the restroom folks should pee in?  Is spending mega-bucks for a special session of the legislature even necessary to address this issue? 

   Where is the legislation for State tax relief?  Where is the legislation to ensuring teachers are fairly compensated and their retirement funds are not in peril?  Where is the legislation for disclosure of “Dark Money” contributors.  There are many issues which the current session of the legislature failed to attend to.

   And just when you think Irving possibly could be on a path to a public relations recovery from the likes of Red Meat TEA-carnivores, Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi, with his child-like mind, pulls one of the worst possible stunts on the floor of the Texas Legislature during the closing hours of the session.

   Demonstrating his total lack of maturity, he technically goaded Hispanic State representatives by telling them he had called ICE to have the “illegal” demonstrators arrested.

   Being the typical politician that he is, Rinaldi’s fact fabrication was not even factual.  ICE has confirmed they were not called by Rinaldi, plus they would not attempt to enforce immigration issues in such a public place as the State capitol.  

   Of course, when the information, of ICE not being called, was made available to the public, Rinaldi was not available for comment.  Isn’t this just the way a typical weasel politician ducks and hides to avoid telling the truth? 

   Once again, the fallout for this inane action, by another of Irving’s Red Meat TEA-carnivore elected officials, has gone viral and world-wide.  And we can thank Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi for bringing this latest political shame to Irving.

   Well, dear readers, nothing changes as long as one sits in their La-Z-Boy flipping channels on the TV.  

   Isn’t it time to rid Irving of this political Red Meat TEA-carnivore scourge?  How long do we have to tolerate the stupidity of these politicos ranting on non-issues, spreading hate, discontent and fear, and promoting their personal political interest over doing what they were elected to do?

    Pop a voting memory pill, as the process for your local State legislators will soon be here in their attempting to endear themselves to you for their re-election vote in six months.

   For Rinaldi, maybe he should consider throwing in the towel now.  Even conservative/moderate Republicans are weary and disgusted with his self-aggrandizing and dimwitted actions.

   In the interim, Dylan Westie, Executive editor/Part-time Wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR, had to register his total disgust with the actions of Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi.

…………………………………..Mark Holbrook

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 31

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 29
Changing from “Squeaky” to Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi. Unbelievable he is supposed to be representing Irving. Read
DMN link to article:
Fistfight nearly erupts on final day, capping off contentious legislative session | Texas Legisla...
Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
Here we go again. Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi’s child-mind antics made the Drudge Report for the world to laugh at Irving. HB 562 redux.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
How many more lies has Matt “Douche Bag” Rinaldi spewed? ICE states they WERE NOT called, nor would they go to the Capitol for enforcement.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

CCR 05-28-17 Fore and Phew

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“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”

“Fore and Phew”

   Taking a short field trip from his ethereal environment, after Bill Herschel won the 2017 Byron Nelson golf tournament, Byron Nelson decided to take a peek at the course where the Salesmanship Club of Dallas will host the pros in 2018 on the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.
   (The question most asked by many golfers is: Where is the “forest” for Trinity Forest Golf Club?)

   Upon arriving in far south Dallas, Byron was suddenly overtaken by the pungent aroma of methane gas still seeping from the course grounds which were landscaped (snicker) over a Dallas landfill.
   (Well, players could wear breathing mask to overcome this issue for the first few years of the tournament, he mused.)

   However, he quickly checked his GPS to ensure he was not standing at the entrance to the Mohave Desert.  With no trees in sight on the barren and pizza-flat fairways (never trust a round pizza), he figured the delivery of palm trees, for this infertile oasis, must be running behind schedule.

   After spending ten minutes in one spot, he realized he could see the entire course without ever having to walk around, or leave the number one tee box.

   While completely dazed by the course layout and its lack of botanical amenities, Byron figured he would visit the wonderful hotel accommodations and shopping sites near the course which the pros and their spouses might enjoy while in this area of Dallas.  It didn’t take him long to realize there were no amenities, hotels, shopping centers, or restaurants to be found.  And he certainly didn't have a need to visit a pawn shop, auto repair/chop shop, or a quick-lube facility in the area. 

   Wondering how this new course and its location could hold a candle to the 35-year history he had enjoyed in Irving, Byron returned to his ethereal environment and asked the concierge to text the CCR for them to provide either a sane rationale, or conspiracy theory to justify this totally inane tournament move by the Dallas powers-that-be. 

   After all, so many Irving folks had worked tirelessly to ensure each year the Byron Nelson tournament would be more successful than the previous year.  And these individuals had thrived in achieving this goal.  Classy presentations and attention to details was their primary focus.
   (Just review the attendance records and funds earned for the Salesmanship Club of Dallas for the actual numbers.)

   Irving volunteers, ICVB staff, chamber of commerce members, fire and police personnel and many others always provided the best environment and amenities for players, fans, and visitors to the city.  Why would anyone want to lose this, Byron wondered.

   When staff of the CCR received the request to review why the Byron Nelson tournament was leaving Irving, the process took about one hour to arrive at a workable and convoluted conclusion.

   Simply stated, Dallas folks envied the success Irving was having with the tournament and wanted the glow, of positive public relations, to shine on their side of the Trinity River.  And to make this happen required pulling strings.  Also, the channeling of veiled political correctness-ultimatums, to their political minions to make the tournament move back to Dallas, would be necessary.

   Here are some of the probable and highly speculative forces which worked on top of the table and under the sheets to achieve the Byron Nelson moving to south Dallas:

Dallas city council: The move to south Dallas would ingratiate many politicos by demonstrating this sector of the city was at the top of their “economic development” plan for Dallas.  And what better way to make the ‘cash register ring’ in south Dallas than to force folks to find a golf course built over a landfill.  
The mammoth flood of political spin associated with this endeavor, to move the tournament, was also designed to mask all the rotting detritus under the greens and tee boxes of the course and make south Dallas smell good again.    

   AT&T: With their headquarters in downtown Dallas and being the primary sponsor of the golf tournament, AT&Ts influence would be critical for all the politicos and wealthy tournament supporters to push the agenda forward for the move.  For AT&T, appeasing politicos would be just another cost of doing business in downtown Dallas.

SMU: Granting a home course for the SMU student golf team would pacify many prominent alumni who have been extremely active in the tournament and Salesmanship Club over the decades.

Salesmanship Club of Dallas: Being the sole beneficiary of the tournament proceeds, which assist kids through their Momentous Institute, the Salesmanship Club role was to accept whatever the Dallas powers-that-be dictated…no questions asked.
(Reading between the lines, of the full page Salesmanship Club of Dallas’ ad in Irving’s The Rambler newspaper, one might recognize the rue and regret this organization could have over the pending move.)

   Finally, there are many who feel a portion of the directed credit, for the tournament moving, resides within the actions of:

QueenB VD of Irving: The queen’s actions — of shining a negative spotlight on Irving via all her Red Meat TEA-carnivore blathering (with prompting from State legislators Rodney “Recount” Anderson and Matt “Squeaky” Rinaldi); self-promotion political speaking engagements; and failure to realize Irving is more important than her ego — placed Irving on the cusp of being viewed as a less than inclusive city, borderline red neck haven, and the unofficial political arm for spreading partisan political hate and discontent.  Her actions certainly didn’t mesh with all the good the Salesmanship Club of Dallas inspired and accomplished in Irving.  
   And there is no known record available, to the CCR, to indicate the queen was involved in any attempts or interventions to keep the Byron Nelson tournament in Irving.
(Fact: It is extremely hard to perform mayoral duties when the bulk of ones time is spent attending to a self-aggrandizing agenda of seeking a higher political office.) 
   All of the above might be considered significant contributing factors for why Byron Nelson will not be visiting Irving in the foreseeable future.  And, dear readers, this is truly sad.

   Final Note: While it is common knowledge the Byron Nelson - Salesmanship Club of Dallas tournament, sponsored by AT&T, slipped/skipped out of town during ex-QueenB VDs reign, what most folks do not realize is the queen made special, secretive plans, for her low information duffers, to continue to have link and tournament access in ‘beautiful downtown Irving.’

   Coming to Irving in 2018: The First Annual ex-QueenB VD Flying Harpy/Crankie Invitational Pro/Am Golf Tournament.

   While continually voting against the renovations for the city-owned Twin Wells public golf course during her reign, ex-QueenB VD had sycophants secretly trolling to have all the needed repairs and renovations move forward by the council. 

   The inaugural ex-QueenB VD golf tournament will provide much needed recognition and funds to benefit the many nefarious political activities associated with Flying Harpies and Crankies.

   Benefits will be available to: mask the actual funders of paid political ads; ghost writing comments and political materials for sycophants; fund unqualified candidates; support the dying Pet Rock movement; and placate the remaining ‘sock puppet’ on the city council.

   In order to qualify and participate in the queen’s golf tournament, weekend golfers and duffers must forego all rational thinking and join a particularly local, venomous and egregious FaceBook group.  (Name upon request.)

   All will be happy to know ex-QueenB VDs golf tournament will stir the same odoriferous aroma in Irving as the moving of the Byron Nelson tournament to Dallas expelled.  This is due to the queen’s tournament being played on the Twin Wells golf course…which is also landscaped over a landfill. 

……………………………….Mark Holbrook   

Friday, May 26, 2017

CCR 05-28-17 Taxing the Middle

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“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”

“Taxing the Middle”

   While still recovering from the MacBook taking an unscheduled derailment, all systems are again ‘GO’ and staff of the CCR is returning to a semi-normal/summer schedule of report publications.
   To kick things off for the summer, the following represents Dylan Westie’s, Executive editor/Part-time Wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR, 1,501 tweet!
   If you have been paying attention, the deadline for filing a protest, for your skyrocketing/increased property appraised value, is May 31, 2017.
   For those who have not been paying attention, Dylan’s tweet just might have fathomed an unspoken rationale as to why taxpayers seldom have relief from bureaucratic bumbling and political spin when it comes to agencies draining their billfolds.  


Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 26

Mystery solved why you are having to pay more in taxes. This is Dylan’s 1,501 tweet. Next CCR will explore why Byron Nelson left Irving. 


   Just remember, the bureaucratic systems do not self-correct.  There must be active citizen involvement to affect change.  Are you a change agent, or just a La-Z-Boy loafer?

………………………………….Mark Holbrook

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CCR 05-16-17 Kissing the Toad

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“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”

"Kissing the Toad"

   This may come as a shock to some dear readers, but all fairy tales do not have a happy ending.  One sometimes finds a fairy tale might deliver poetic justice…instead of the parties living happily ever after.

   Take the tale of the Princess kissing the Frog who then turns into Prince Charming and sweeps her off her feet.  After a brief courtship, the marriage vows are blessed and they live happily ever after in a rent free, government subsidized castle.  Great ending!

   Are you aware of what happens when an ex-queen kisses a toad?  No?

   While most may not be aware, ex-QueenB VD recently kissed a Toad.  And, dear readers, instead of being whisked off to a luxurious castle, she was remanded to a political bumbling bureaucratic-bullpen as a clock punching, salaried employee.  Poetic justice?  

   Some may consider this a sad fairy tale ending for the ex-queen, but many others view the warts the ex-queen received from kissing the toad as justice served.  After all, Irving had to be exposed to her self-aggrandizing and self-indulgent activities for several years.

   To Cue the Toad Kissing:  ex-QueenB VD realized running for re-election this cycle could result in a possible defeat considering all the political baggage, petulant outbursts, Sugar Daddy donors, cronies, and single-source developers amassed over the past six years.  

   Added to all those self-interest activities, she also devoted the bulk of her time traipsing around the North Texas area speaking inflamed, fear mongering rhetoric to Red Meat TEA-carnivore sycophants.

   No group was too small to address as long as a photographer was present to provide photo op pics for one of her many FaceBook pages.

   Desiring a higher office, grander than being mayor of Irving, she also jumped on the national circuit with her fluffy talking point-rhetoric by championing and being the Texas spearhead for the disastrous Carly Fiorina presidential campaign.  When the light bulb burned out on this effort, she shifted gears and latched on to the Ted "Lizard Grin" Cruz Red Meat TEA-carnivore bandwagon.  The campaigning for Cruz soon folded when he lost to Trump.

   With no where else to turn, the ex-queen increased her ‘look-at-me’ efforts and began to ingrain her presence with those who were close to Trump as a means to seek a political appointment.

  A political appointment for ex-QueenB VD would be a 'political pause' to maintain her local sycophant followers until time to run for a higher political office.  Certainly, she would not allude to this plan to those who would provide the appointment.  
  (Side Note:  Remember the photo op with then almost appointed National Security Director, Michael Flynn, in Trump Tower?  After Flynn was later appointed NSD, he was fired for lying.  He is now under investigation for previous dealings/contacts with potential Russian operatives.  Should  one wonder if the Russians have also hacked the ex-queen’s e-mails and electronic messaging to see if, perhaps, there are any compromising instances on her part?)

   While maybe not working out the way she hoped, ex-QueenB VD did manage to preen and babble enough fact fabrication-rhetoric and fluffy achievements for a federal appointment to HUD.  
   (The over/under, for time employed at HUD, is currently 11 months.)

   However, the only problem with the HUD position, assisting in her plans for a higher office, is the job is so far down the political food chain, she has to utilize Meals-on-Wheels to gain political substance.  With a total of 65 regional and field offices in the HUD department, she is a federal minnow in a sea of politically astute sharks.  

   The chances of her dining with the President at the White House and sharing boasts and tweets is rather slim.  

   What makes ex-QueenB VDs political appointment to HUD even stranger is how she was portrayed by the media.  Reviewing the following three articles, a certain flair is noted in the one by Breit Bart which gives the queen credit for introducing sliced bread to Irving and the nation.  
   (Of course, this publication and the ex-queen drink from the same chalice of inflammatory rhetoric designed for low information sycophants.)  

   However, the Dallas Morning News and The Texas Tribune were more realistic in their coverage and assessment of her actual accomplishments while mayor of the city.  Those publications did not fail to mention the grief, aggravation and lost opportunities ex-QueenB VD saddled on Irving.  They also included notations of her Red Meat TEA-carnivore fact fabrications and blathering tours while stoking political fear-fantasies.

DMN article, 05-08-17

The Texas Tribune, 05-08-17

Breitbart, 05-08-17

    One factor not considered in the above articles was ex-QueenB VDs council and mayoral voting record on affordable housing and federal grants for housing assistance.  How does her prior stance on those issues ‘jive’ with her current HUD role?  Are individuals vetted for federal positions?  Has the queen now seen the light, or merely shape-shifted its direction?

   It will be interesting to see how ex-QueenB VD treats the staff in her new HUD office.  Will this be with the same disdain and aloofness she managed with many Irving City staff and council members?

   After all, she already knows everything about federal housing programs.  Just ask her!  
   (Remember how she attempted to keep some single-family housing from being developed due to not approving the developer who had a good track record?  Luckily, the city council did not agree with her self-interest agenda!)

   To ensure her new staff knows what to expect, staff of the CCR hacked ex-QueenB VDs laptop and discovered the following Official HUD Office Rules she plans to implement. 

   Staff of the CCR wishes ex-QueenB VDs new HUD office staff good luck.  Our gain (no ex-queen) in Irving is considered your loss in Fort Worth.

…………………………..Mark Holbrook 

Note:  Hopefully, this ends the ex-QueenB VD reports unless she runs for a higher political office.  After six-years of noting the mismanagement, egocentric behavior and self-indulgent activities inflicted on Irving, voters should now be well informed that the agenda is always about her and not the constituents she was elected to serve.
   If your memory is short, just review all the CCR reports on the blog site.    MH