Saturday, March 18, 2017

CCR 03-18-17 Beer, Pup-Peroni® and Blue Bell

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

"Beer, Pup-Perroni® and Blue Bell"

   Well, dear readers, we now have a bit of time for the CCR staff (Dylan Westie, Mark Holbrook and Mike Howard) to take a genuine Spring Break  Sabbatical.  Several factors have indicated this might be the best time for this Rumspringa before the current mayoral race reaches the critical Torofeca-zone of Flying Harpies and Crankies devastating ‘beautiful downtown Irving.’

   With QueenB VD apparently devoting all of her day light and evening hours to conducting Hollywood-ish photo op sessions — at any meeting where ‘rubber’ chicken is on the menu for Red Meat TEA-carnivore sycophants — time is available to put the MacBook Pro in Sleep mode for a short spell (probably a week or so) to refreshen the political synapses. 
   (Side Note: During this time, the queen might have to request additional FaceBook space from Mark Zuckerberg due to the inordinately "huge" number of self-aggrandizing pics recently posted…even before she is ushered off her throne May 6.) 

   Back to the point of the report.  

   While the CCR staff will constantly be monitoring events in ‘beautiful downtown Irving,’ don’t expect the usual deluge of wordsmithing which might provide a different insight than the Torofeca some politicos could be spreading…especially by the queen’s avidly avowed acolyte-candidate for mayor…Pená and her flock of Flying Harpies and scrum of Crankies. 

   With two of the CCR staff members skating across the three-quarters-of-a-Century mark, a bit of time is being rescheduled to address a few family, business, recreational, and canine issues which have rested on the back burner for the past couple years.  

   However, all of this will not preclude sporadic tweets from Dylan, or possibly a pointed reminder from Mark Holbrook regarding how great the city’s relief will be when the mayor’s office is refurnished, carpets cleaned and the room air freshened and sanitized to remove all vestiges and political detritus of QueenB VDs WIMP-reign.
   (For the memory impaired: WIMP is Worst Irving Mayor Period.)  

   And if you need another reminder, as to just how all this will be accomplished, then hitch your voting horses to the Rick Stopfer for Mayor wagon train.  Rick’s wagon is pointing toward bringing Irving together, doing what is best for the city, and flushing out all the divisiveness and egocentricity which permeated the mayor’s office under QueenB VD. 

   Stay tuned.  Stay informed.  And stay away from Flying Harpies and Crankies…they are venomous and unhinged. 

   Finally, need any Sprinkles® on that Blue Bell?  What about a large splash of Heath® hard shell chocolate topping? 

…………………………………………….Mike Howard 

Note:  Spring Break  Sabbatical kudos to the several hundred folks who receive each report by e-mail and the 5,451 page viewers of the CCR blog last month.  Blog page views range from 150 - 220/day.  Good folks like you are an integral part in helping keep a close eye on local political shenanigans.  And Dylan is gaining on hitting tweet number 1,500…wolf.
   Hearing from many of you makes the effort of all this worthwhile.  Questions, comments, concerns, or a heads up on an issue…e-mail, don’t call.  We’ll respond as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Finally:  Dylan just had to share the info about his pic being featured on the NBCDFW Ch 5 "Bluebonnets in Bloom" report on March 15.  You’ll note "doggie kissing" bluebonnets is one of his hidden talents!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

CCR 03-09-17 Ballot Buying?

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

"Ballot Buying?"

   Needless to say, the Texas 5th District Court of Appeals decision, regarding ballot inclusion for the upcoming Irving election, didn’t sit very well with Dylan Westie, Executive editor/Part-time wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR.

   However, being the smart son-of-a-bitch (AKC #RN04869502) that he is, Dylan relied on his Twitter account to alert potential Irving voters about the travesty of ‘inflicted justice’ which may have occurred.  And this ‘inflicted justice’ could potentially lead to the ‘second dark chapter’ in Irving’s governance…following the six-years of QueenB VDs mismanaged-occupation of city hall.

   The court denied the city’s Writ of Mandamus for Kristi Pena and basically stated, when ordering Pena be placed on the ballot, that the City Secretary doesn’t really need to verify the names on a ballot petition.  What?

   In essence, when a petitioner now signs the notarized document to be on a city ballot, this is "proof" enough and they should be allowed on the ballot.  So says the judge!  Bang!  Case dismissed.

   This decision, by the court, stepped on, trampled and abused election codes which have been followed by municipalities for years.  The order of the court appears to be more political than judicial in this case.  

   And that, dear readers, is the problem which graces our political systems nowadays.  Many could consider the court’s denial judicial activism as opposed to following legal/common sense prescripts. 

   Well, dear readers, Dylan had different thoughts concerning the opinion…especially since all of the parties entering the fray, of highly problematic petition signatures, represented some aspect of the Red Meat TEA-carnivore movement.  From QueenB VD to State reps "Recount, please" Anderson and "Squeaky" Rinaldi, and including lawyers and lobbyists (Houston and Austin) associated with Irving’s "Dark Money" slush fund.

   While the lawyers and lobbyist, in this instance, are a malformed group which doesn’t require explanation as to their self-interest, one has to wonder about the elected officials involved…especially Irving’s State reps.

   For elected officials, the first order of business should be to represent all citizens.  While this is true in most cases, one finds Irving’s Red Meat TEA-carnivores are only interested in their political movement and who can pee in what bathroom.  This was apparently evident when the reps didn’t question the validity of other petitioners who were denied being on the city’s ballot!

   One could assume the elected officials actions had little to do with ensuring the playing filed of justice was level, but rather uneven to strongly pursue their Red Meat TEA-carnivore agenda with a surrogate on the ballot.

   Perhaps, some might even remember when Irving’s local city council was not driven by national party sycophants as witnessed in this case and during QueenB VDs reign. 

   And while considering level playing fields, has "Squeaky" Rinaldi had any social interactions with any of the panel judges involved in this case?

   Would it be interesting or informative to review the campaign finance reports for those elected officials (representatives and judges) and consider where the bulk of their campaign funding originated?  Were PACs and "Dark Money" funds an important part of their campaign revenues?  How about lobbying groups that donate to keep a string attached to the voting arms of individuals?  And what was the level of campaign funding for these individuals from sources outside the actual districts they represent?

   Regardless, the upcoming Irving city election will not only be interesting, but should witness this same group of Red Meat TEA-carnivores attempting to influence (directly or covertly) the process to further their myopic movement.

   The following represents the tweets which Dylan registered on this topic:

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 Mar 7
Dylan’s 2017 final Irving ballot determination: Justice can be bought…votes are for sale…"Dark Money" will be the coin of a corrupt realm.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 Mar 7
6-years BVD = total disaster. Her acolyte Pena would mean 3-years of swirling in the TEA-party porcelain latrine for Irving. #NoMoreTEAparty

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 Mar 8
Worried about voter fraud? Don’t. TX 5th Court of Appeals stripped City Secretary’s duties to allow potential "ballot inclusion fraud!"

   In Irving, the local political game, as a result of the Court of Appeals decision, has advanced to include only those who have access to deep pockets, or influential strings tied to voting arms.  The days of representative government has faded to the oblivion of flip phones!

   The new Irving political paradigm: You buy it, you own it. 

………………………………Mark Holbrook

Monday, March 6, 2017

CCR 03-06-17 "Squeaky" Rinaldi Chirping

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

"Squeaky" Rinaldi Chirping

   That 126-decibel chirping sound you are continuously hearing day and night lately is not tinnitus or you imagination.  

   No, dear readers, that is the sound of silence (crickets chirping) from State Rep. "Squeaky" Rinaldi and the Internet Red Meat TEA-carnivore rag Empower Texans — which printed and fabricated "Squeaky’s" latest issue regarding Irving — for their failing to apologize to Irving’s City Secretary and city legal department. 

   The uproar, on this issue, has more to do with those attempting to establish another Red Meat TEA-carnivore candidate than promoting a genuinely qualified person for mayor, who would represent all citizens.  And the push by these folks, for their candidate to be on the ballot, will stop at nothing to achieve this aim…as noted in the following phases. 

Red Meat Phase 1:
   The original report, where "Squeaky" went on his first rant, regarding one of QueenB VDs avidly avowed acrylates, Kristi Pena, and why she should be on the election ballot appeared in the CCR on February 26, 2017

   Not only did "Squeaky" Rinaldi originally weigh in on the bumbling petitions filed, to place Pena on the mayoral ballot, via Empower Texans, but he had to make disingenuous, demeaning and disturbing comments about dedicated city employees.  
   (Do you think "Squeaky" Rinaldi is taking lessons from State Senator Huffines on how to browbeat folks and blather condescending rhetoric to constituents?)

Red Meat Phase 2:
   Once on a roll, "Squeaky" boldly boasted in a later issue of Empower Texans, even before a final ruling on this matter was rendered, that he was right and the City Secretary was wrong!  (BTW: the Court of Appeals denied the Pena writ at this time.)  

   "Squeaky" also insured his babbling was posted on an Irving social media FaceBook page where all QueenB VDs Flying Harpies, Crankies and sycophant followers park to receive the latest Torofeca posted by ill-informed "ambulance chasers" and pseudo-insiders.  He stated:
"… I cannot sit silent when city officials disobey clear state law and thereby affect an election." 

   And "Squeaky’s" evidence for this is…what?  (chirp, chirp, chirp!)

   Should one care to investigate, "Squeaky" seems to only be interested in QueenB VDs acolyte and not the other individuals who also were denied being placed on the ballot due to faulty or problematic petition signatures.  Of course, the other disallowed parties are not part of the Red Meat TEA-carnivore sycophants who blindly follow and believe what "Squeaky" spouts.

   Shouldn’t "Squeaky" be concerned about all those involved and not just pushing, promoting and pimping the Writ of Mandamus for Pena?  Where are the writs for all the other individuals with supposedly faulty, in "Squeaky’s" opinion, petitions?

   Additionally, another review by dear readers might reflect that "Squeaky" has yet to identify which law or laws were supposedly broken by Irving’s highly trained and dedicated City Secretary and legal staff.  Maybe, "Squeaky" is a strong proponent of #AlternativeFacts!

   Perhaps, "Squeaky" adheres to the old adage of: If you don’t have the facts or law on your side, then just pound the table and look for a scapegoat. 

Red Meat Phase 3:
   On March 3, 2017, the city filed a 68-page response to the Texas Court of Appeals for the Pena Writ of Mandamus.  Not only is the filing interesting reading, but the detail clearly demonstrates the City Secretary and legal staff were fair, objective, and followed election code laws as currently defined.  Upon reading, one will find the City Secretary probably went beyond what would be expected in an attempt to validate the petitions.

   Instead of relying on "ambulance chasers," Flying Harpies, Crankies. "Squeaky" Rinaldi, and other QueenB VD sycophants posting loads of Torofeca on FaceBook, the following file link to the response filed, by the city for the Pena Writ of Mandamus, might replace all the "Squeaky" trash talk and fact fabrications.  

   Any rational individual would determine the City Secretary and city legal staff were correct in handling their duties as prescribed by law without any intent of  "playing politics" as "Squeaky" and others would have you believe.

   Actually, isn’t "Squeaky" the head cheerleader guilty of playing politics with the city’s election processes?

Pena Writ of Mandamus Response Filed by the City of Irving

Red Meat Phase 4:
   If all of the above wasn’t enough, there has been a letter sent to Texas AG Ken "You Can’t Pee In There" Paxton requesting an opinion be rendered on the city’s action in this matter.  What makes this considerably interesting is that another of Irving’s State reps, Rodney "Recount, please" Anderson is a member of the Committee on Elections which sent the letter.  It is starting to appear as if there is a new comic duo, similar to Laurel and Hardy, in town.  If  "Squeaky" is present, then can "Recount, please" be far behind?

   Dear readers, there has to be more than disrupting the actions of the City Secretary in play when State legislators dig their grubby paws into the internal affairs of the city.  

   As if these legislators have already resolved all of the State’s problems, the individuals seem more interested in perpetuating Irving as a sanctuary city for Red Meat TEA-carnivores.  Just look at the gaggle of Austin and Houston Red Meat TEA-carnivores and legal folks involved in this singular city issue and the potential hidden agenda, by them, becomes readily apparent.

   More time and effort is being spent on this matter than what the same group mustered to have QueenB VD push their disingenuous State HB 562 city council resolution which wrecked negative PR havoc on the city.

   Until the Texas Court of Appeals rules on the city’s response to the Writ of Mandamus, the posting of the Red Meat TEA-carnivores chosen candidate will not be on the ballot.  Hopefully, the final rendering of the court, in the city’s favor, will be the early part of this week with the same stipulation.

   Even if Irving’s Red Meat TEA-carnivore chosen-acolyte is not on the ballot, sill anticipate an over abundance of venom, trash talk, disingenuous fabricated facts and mud slinging from Flying Harpies, Crankies, QueenB VD sycophants and, of course, "Squeaky" Rinaldi flooding Torofeca across the city.

   Those individuals seem to be more interested in their political agenda for Red Meat TEA-carnivores then doing what is just and right for Irving. 

   Sad, but true.
……………………………….Mark Holbrook

Publisher’s Note:  For the record, no one on the staff of the CCR fits this description: "…conjured up by a man who hides behind a pseudonym…" 
   Apparently, the individual noting this is new to the city, or has difficulty reading the disclaimer which is included with each report.  Otherwise, they clearly missed the fact that all of this wordsmithing is the sole responsibility of Mike Howard.  Not hiding mam, just the facts!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

CCR 02-26-17 Squeaky Squawks

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

"Squeaky Squawks"

   Dear readers, it is utterly amazing how State Rep. Matt "Squeaky" Rinaldi has managed to: repair and fix the state’s school funding problems; secure the boarder from terrorist immigration; stop the cartel’s flow of drugs into Texas; provide teachers with the tools and regulations they actually require; curtail spending on projects for special interest groups; make donors to "Dark Money" slush funds public information; and actually listen to what voters are interested in from their elected officials. 

   What?  Are you saying "Squeaky" hasn’t accomplished this in all the years he has been in Austin supposedly representing your interest?

   Well, truth be told, "Squeaky" has been rather busy with other higher priority measures lately.  And his Irving activities continue to create considerable controversy in the city. 

   How could one forget "Squeaky’s" work and insistence, verging on political adoration, that QueenB VD pass a meaningless city council resolution (5-4 vote to approve) in support of the inane State HB 562?  Remember all the negative PR and press this measure, which was later rejected by the entire State House of Representatives, created for Irving?  Yet, "Squeaky," the queen, and his group fabricated facts and believed they had actually "saved" Irving and the Constitution.  Wasn’t this a bit of unbelievable Torofeca on their part?! 

   Of course, one has to also consider "Squeaky’s" tremendous dedication to watching and helping coordinate a new House measure to monitor where Texans pee. 

   One shouldn’t be surprised later on when walking into a Bucky’s® and see "Squeaky" and Lt. Gov. Patrick, along with QueenB VD and other Red Meat TEA-carnivores, holding hands while checking birth certificates for individuals entering restrooms.  Did you elect these bozo’s to commit a majority of their time and effort on this singular, disingenuous issue which is promoted by fear and fact fabrications? 

   Now, "Squeaky" has decided he has a bit of spare time to run Irving’s municipal government.

   With the expected assistance of QueenB VD, Flying Harpies, Crankies and the Red Meat TEA-carnivore Internet rag, Empower Texas, "Squeaky" just had to weigh in on how extremely incompetent, his sole opinion, Irving’s City Secretary and city legal staff are.  The political sin of the city staff is purported to be ignorance of the law and not kowtowing to one of the queen’s avidly avowed acolytes who apparently filed problematic documents to run for office.

   Too reflect just how disingenuous those remarks might be and the extent "Squeaky" will go to promote, push and pimp QueenB VD and other Red Meat TEA-carnivore sycophant agendas, the following is from an article recently published by the Internet rag, Empower Texas, which features "Squeaky’s" "legal opinion" on an Irving matter.

Lawmaker Criticizes Irving City Secretary for Violating Election Law
(the actual link to this article will not be printed so as to protect rational CCR readers)

   While it is certainly okay to express an opinion or criticize an action, one would hope the blathering produced by "Squeaky" would, at least, not be to the point of his reflecting fact fabrications of: "…grossly inappropriate for government officials to disregard their duty to uphold the law."  Say what?

   And "Squeaky’s" apparent justification for the City Secretary disregarding state law, in his opinion, was his disingenuous comment:  "…appear to be in direct conflict with actions taken by Irving officials.” Appear to be?  That’s all he has to offer?

   In the same light, staff of the CCR could remark:  "Squeaky" appears to be a state representative."  Really, how much more documentation is necessary to prove or refute this assertion to dear readers of the CCR?  

   The first question which should have been asked of "Squeaky," by the Internet rag in this instance, is: What election law was violated?  

   If an individual is conducting their affairs utilizing existing law to the best of their ability, where is "Squeaky’s" documentation for such a gross assertion?  Is he the judge and jury on how the City Secretary and city legal staff must operate and conduct their assigned duties?  Did his election as a state rep grant hidden and unknown powers?  Or has "Squeaky" spent too much time monitoring and testing, who enters and exits restrooms, as the cause for his Red Meat-synapses to misfire and over inflate his ego?   

   It is also political bullying, on "Squeaky’s" part, to castigate someone and due to the position the person holds they cannot respond to idiotic drivel.    

   While all of the Irving election ballot determinations will be finalized, very quickly hopefully, by judicial competence, dear readers should be highly leery of any pronouncements spouting from Flying Harpies, Crankies and other sycophant followers of QueenB VD and "Squeaky" Rinaldi.  Their edicts and blathering are to push an agenda of continued support for the failed leadership the queen provided during her six year reign in Irving.

   This latest fact fabrication effort is being played to also instill a reminded, to all, the queen is still in Irving and will continue her petulant actions to keep her egocentric agenda in the public eye via surrogates and crony Red Meat rag publishers.

   And dear readers thought the long nightmare of QueenB VDs mismanagement of the city had faded with the rising sun.  If only!

…………………………….Mark Holbrook

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CCR 02-21-17 Cooking for the Election

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

"Cooking for the Election"

   Well, dear readers, the table is set and all the politicos are starting to prepare their best dish to serve voters at the May 6, 2017, Irving political cookout.

   While the table fare might be gluttonous with humongous amounts of egocentric rhetoric, be advise the CCRs food tasters have ensured none of the dishes have been spiked with the same levels of disbelief x-QueenBVD had been serving in her prized self-aggrandizing soufflé.

   Without x-QueenBVD in the election mix this time around, city EMT responders are working overtime to attend to all the Flying Harpies, Crankies, Red Meat TEA-carnivores, single source developers and Sugar Daddy donors needing someone to tell them how to think and act without the irrational actions of the x-queen guiding them.

   Even though the election is months away, staff of the CCR will set the table regarding the political cooks for you to consider supporting.  The tsunami of brochures, signs, robo-calls, and other campaign items — creating gastric indigestion during the election banquet — is imminent.

   Actually, this might be a good time to sprinkle a bit of "Dylan’s Leg Hiking Hot Sauce…Hotter than QueenB VD — political Torofeca FREE" on you repast.  The hot sauce will help clear your palate and eliminate the bad and bitter taste left after six years of x-QueenBVDs reign.  If you don’t have any of Dylan’s hot sauce, then his Zagat Paw Ratings on the candidates might be of assistance.

   Here’s the political menu being prepared for voter consideration:


   City Elections
(In alphabetical order)

Elvia Espino:  While there is little track information, available at this time as to the background or prior service to the Irving community for this individual, one factor which has emerged is the candidate seems to be promoted and sponsored by an extremely political active Dallas family.  And if the CCRs street information is factual, does it sound very classy to begin ones campaign with a photo made at city hall sitting in the mayor’s seat noting: Future Mayor of Irving?
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾

J. C. Gonzalez:  As with the above candidate, little is know regarding this individual’s service and dedication to the community.  Staff of the CCR is not aware of his serving on any boards or commissions in the city.  Perhaps, campaign materials might shed a little light on qualifications which would point toward his being a viable candidate to serve the city.
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾

David Pfaff: Pfaff is a born and bred Irving resident who, along with his family, has tirelessly worked for the betterment of the community.  He runs a global family business, and this election represents his first venture into a political arena.  While some might think having a lack of political experience is a negative, staff of the CCR recognizes this as being a significant positive for Pfaff.  He is not tied to the cliques and establishment cronies who have assisted in creating an abundance of political self-interest in the city lately.  
   In Pfaff’s case, he is widely experienced in telling folks what is right, or what should be receiving consideration regarding issues — not what they want to hear…just to solicit a vote.  That trait in-itself should be the mantra for all politicos.
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾🐾🐾

Rick Stopfer:  Stopfer has political name identification from serving on the DART board and previously on the Irving City council.  His stint on the council ended abruptly when the initial developer of the Entertainment Center project tanked and political forces, directed by QueenB VD, elected Tom Spink.  
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾🐾

Place 3

Dennis Webb:  Unopposed
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾🐾🐾

Place 5

Abdel Elhassan:  Currently, staff of the CCR has no information regarding this candidate.  From outward appearances, he could be a candidate spurred by all the inflammatory rhetoric and fabricated facts spewed by x-QueenBVD during her reign and Red Meat TEA-carnivore speaking engagements.  His candidacy could be an attempt and effort to clarify the many falsehoods perpetrated by the x-queen.  When background information is available, it will be published in a future report.
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾

Oscar Ward:  Ward currently serves as the council member for this district.  His allegiance to following x-queenly dictates has slowly dissolved (to her petulant chagrin) and his concern for doing what was in the best interest of the city has emerged.  Being on the right track and with no future interference from the x-queen, he will, hopefully, be in a position to utilize his council knowledge during this critical time when the city needs to recover from the lack of mayoral leadership recently experienced.
   Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings say:  🐾🐾

Early voting for the city election will be: April 25 - 30 and May 1 - 3.

     There will be much to consider regarding the candidates before the election.  While most voters will have to decide which menu item to select, the task shouldn’t be too difficult.  And if Dylan’s Zagat Paw Ratings are considered, then the task could be even easier.

   The real dilemma will be for Flying Harpies, Crankies, etc. in the mayoral race to see if they revert to supporting a candidate they violently opposed with all sorts of political garbage, "Dark Money" brochures, and FaceBook rubbish.  One can only hope they have seen the light of what their actions have done to the city and what could be done with new and fresh leadership. 
   This early preview is provided to start the ball rolling with the intent Irving voters will actually consider the importance of this election.  The time to right the city’s ship of state and do what citizens request and need for positive change is at hand.

   Second helpings of the political menu will be provided in later reports.

……………………………..Mark Holbrook

NOTE:  There is also an IISD school board election which will be held on May 6th.  Details of the one contested race will be covered in another report.