Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CCR 05-16-17 Kissing the Toad

the   Controversial  Committee   Report
“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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

CCR 05-07-17 Swamp Drained

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

"Drained Swamp"


   Yes, dear readers, those sounds are Flying Harpies burning and crashing to earth while Crankies are grinding to a halt at the loss of mayoral candidate Penã, who is/was an avidly avowed acolyte of QueenB VD.  
   (Did you notice there was not a written or FaceBook endorsement of Penã by the, now, ex-mayor?  Strange!  Every election since becoming mayor, the queen injected herself, in one way or another, into the races to promote potential Pet Rocks.)

   It will take several days for the city’s hazmat crew to clean and remove the stench and verbal trash, spewed by Flying Harpies and Crankies, from ‘beautiful downtown Irving’ now that the swamp has been drained of  all the political detritus. 

   The toxic venom Flying Harpies and Crankies released over the city, during the election cycle, has to be the worst ever witnessed.  No trick was too dirty.  No campaign finance skullduggery was bypassed.  And no ‘character’ was immune from social media assassination. 

   How was this loss by Flying Harpies and Crankies possible?  What went wrong with their devious strategy of ‘masking’ and evading?  Whose is to blame for them sponsoring an unqualified and inexperienced candidate?  Is "the establishment" really 67.49% strong?

   First, the election loss was possibly due to Flying Harpies and Crankies not having ample low information sycophants to spread the deceit, "mask" finances, or credentials due to the recognizable fact Penã was terribly unqualified to be mayor…on many fronts.

   Here are just a few of the Flying Harpies and Crankies tools (tools…snicker) put in play during the campaign: "masking" campaign expenses for costly ad in The Rambler; block walkers spreading Torofeca on innocent voters; phony phone surveys designed to promote a false narrative; FaceBook postings promoting K-Y Jelly against their main opponent; fabricated facts in political ads, flyers and FaceBook postings; character assassination for those who disagreed or asked why Penã didn’t respond to relevant questions about her background and other fluffy notations on campaign mailings.

   Yes, dear readers, this pretty well sums up the Flying Harpies and Crankies efforts to construct a sock puppet and install Penã as mayor.

   What now seems to be amazing is leaders of the Flying Harpies and Crankies have been totally mum on social media the morning after the election.  Of course, there are a couple diehards who continue to spread the false narrative of what will happen to the city under Mayor Stopfer.

   All staff of the CCR can say at this point is: Congratulations Mayor Rick Stopfer…you have saved the city from three disastrous years of a QueenB VD clone.  And Stopfer's win does demonstrate integrity, accountability, leadership, qualifications, and honest dedication to the city do count. 

   Of course, Dylan Westie, Executive editor/Part-time wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR, best summed up the election results with just two tweets.  He does have a way with words!

………………………………….Mark Holbrook

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 7
Voter justice — Stopher 67.49%. Word to Flying Harpies & Crankies: He is YOUR mayor, too. Whining & moaning doesn’t change voter outcome.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 7
If QueenB VD ever goes to HUD, here’s what Irving needs: New out-of-town cave for Flying Harpies w/big rock for Crankies to hide under.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

CCR 04-30-17 Flotsam and Facts

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

"Flotsam and Facts" 

   Just a bit of clean-up, dear readers, before ‘beautiful downtown Irving’ drastically changes as a result of the city council election next Saturday.

Update:  In the 04-23-17 CCR report, "Ethical Masking" was the topic.  The example of Flying Harpies/Crankies or Sugar Daddy supporters, for candidate Penã, possibly "masking" campaign funds — by funneling untraceable bucks to a sycophant shill for a Rambler ad -- was noted for an ad costing $800.

   A review of the 8th Day Report, of the Campaign Finance Report for Penã, reflects a Non-Monetary (In-Kind) Political Contribution of $1,010.63 for the 04-21-17 Rambler political ad.

   And yes, the individual, listed in the Rambler political ad disclaimer, is noted on the Campaign Finance Report as "paying" for the ad.  Fact or fiction?  

   Unknown to staff of the CCR at the time of preparing the report was that political "masks" were so expensive these days.

   What may be even more surprising is: Has this issue been addressed, discussed, or noted on the FaceBook venom page utilized by a small faction of QueenB VD and Penã sycophants?  Do you wonder why, or why not?

Final Notification:  Have You Voted?

   There are only two early voting days remaining (Monday and Tuesday) before the election on Saturday, May 6.  The three votes, of the CCR staff (Dylan, Mark and Mike), have been cast for the only candidate with the experience and ability to lead the city forward…Rick Stopfer.

   The time is ripe to move forward from the mismanagement, Red Meat TEA-carnivore babbling/fear mongering, and self-aggrandizing agenda of QueenB VD and her small band of venom spewing Flying Harpy/Cranky sycophants.  A vote for the avidly avowed acolyte of the queen, Penã, would only perpetuate the political dysfunction which has paralyzed the city for six years.

   And, dear readers, with what appears on the city’s horizon, Irving is poised to make a major splash in the area with the new Entertainment Center.  Reports of ticket sales and additional bookings are floating throughout the entire Dallas area.  Thanks, ARK!

   Irving deserves a proven leader to navigate the city to the greatness it once had.  This will only happen by electing Rick Stopfer as Mayor of Irving. 

   Irving does not deserve to be the brunt of a partisan political joke, even on a national scale, as witnessed under the QueenB VD reign.

………………………………….Mark Holbrook 

Friday, April 28, 2017

CCR 04-28-17 Cartoon Candidate

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

"Cartoon Candidate"

   Well, dear readers, the mayoral election has progressed to cartoons.  The Penã campaign sycophants have difficultly understanding who she is actually running against and have created a cartoon political sign.  

   The Flying Harpies and Crankies are still fighting the "ghost" of an old political fight they lost years ago.

   With this in mind, the Penã campaign sock puppets created a humongous political sign to depict this lost battle with an attempt to color Penã’s opponent, Rick Stopfer, in a negative light.

   While verging on high school antics, one has to admit the desperation the Penã campaign is stooping and lowering the bar of credibility to a level which makes them seem to be on the road to desperation.

   The following represents the CCRs response to the absurd comical, political sign the Flying Harpies and Crankies have installed on city grounds for early voting. 

   Remember, to ensure the myopic agenda, string pulling and vesting of running city hall is not placed in the hands of a neophyte, unqualified and fact fabricating candidate, elect Rick Stopfer.

   Irving deserves a mayor who will unite all areas of the city, listen to citizen needs and keep Sugar Daddy donors and cronies out of city hall.  And Rick Stopfer can do this!
………………………………………..Mark Holbrook

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Monday, April 24, 2017

CCR 04-24-17 The Parsing Game

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

"The Parsing Game"

   Okay, dear readers, let’s play the political game on every voting citizen’s mind this month…The Parsing Game.

   And the best place to start the game is with The Rambler political ad "paid for" (snicker) by an informed (snicker) "citizen" who took the time to write (snicker) all the rubbish contained in the fact fabricated ad for mayoral candidate Penã.  Can you say "masking" writing and campaign fund spending?

   The scripted ad (composed by a Flying Harpy/Crankie) has the following political morsels (detailed in bold print) which require clarification or clearer delineation (read: parsing) by mayoral candidate Penã.

   Ready?  Let’s play The Parsing Game and expose the load of Torofeca contained in some of the ads fabricated facts.

"Vote for new blood…"
Parsed:  Penã voters would have more success casting their ballot for those seriously in need of new blood by opting for Carter Blood Care.  The city has had too many transfusions of Type-D (Divisive) blood with QueenB VD the past six years and would grow terribly anemic if subjected to three years of transfusions of Penã blood.

"…who wants to help grow our downtown business with new ideas."
Parsed:  Would these "new ideas" include being current with her rental payments to the city?  Where is the list noting what these "new ideals" would encompass?  Where are the details?

"…issues that Irving faces daily: water, taxes, sanitation for ALL Irving."
Parsed:  Did you miss the memo relating some residents of Irving have been denied water, or have been using Porta Potties?  Of course, there is no mention of how these "problems" will be resolved…should they even exist.  Where are the details?

"…will make sure we retain all our businesses…"
Parsed:  As the avidly avowed acolyte of QueenB VD, would Penã’s record surpass the queen’s losses, by the city, during her reign?  Would the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament return?  Will the Cowboys grow weary of Arlington traffic and move back to Irving?  Or will mega bucks be allowed to continuously flow to the low attendance of professional tennis matches?  Where are the details?

"Remember the past and reflect on why you should not vote for ‘experience.’"
Parsed:  By placing "experience" in quotation marks, in the ad, clearly demonstrates Penã and her sycophants recognize she does not have the background or experience to be Irving’s mayor.  Otherwise, if experience doesn’t matter would you seek Quik Lube for a brain surgery operation?  Maybe Quik Lube is where all her supporters go for their MediCare treatments.  This sure would explain a lot about their sycophantic actions.  Where are the details?

"…votes against a new ethics charter…"
Parsed:  Another QueenB VD nonsensical item which barely passed due to the fact Pet Rocks had to vote in favor of the measure or incur the queen’s petulance and wrath.  Previous CCR reports have noted how the queen voted at least three times, after passing her revised ethics ordinance, for a crony with a known conflict of interest to receive tax buck funding for a personal property project.

"…voted against a forensic audit every time."
Parsed:  Here we go again!  This item is from QueenB VDs swamp of discontent and was part and parcel of her adamant opposition to the Entertainment Center…all the way from its inception.  Even when ARK was later approved by the council, the queen and Penã were adamantly opposed to the development as reflected in city council minutes!  And this is how to spur economic development in the city by voting against measures the public wants and approves?  Maybe forensic audits should be considered for all aspects of the Penã campaign.  Wouldn’t time be better spent determining what possible levels of "masking" are being conducted by the Penã campaign for wordsmithing and campaign fund spending?
   (Speaking of QueenB VD:  In a Dallas Morning News article,1) Penã was noted as wanting to continue all the good the mayor had done for the city.  Really?  Do the citizens really deserve three years of another "national lightening rod," or "controversial mayor?"  Does Penã’s memory still lapse on gun toting Froot Loops® and Texas Rebel Knights of the KKK prancing around a religious institution in Irving?)
   DMN, 04-24-17:  "Pena, 41, said she wants Irving to continue moving in the same direction as it was under Van Duyne."

   While there are many more grandiose, unsubstantiated, and blatant fact fabrications in The Rambler ad, one can imagine how The Parsing Game could soon becomes comical.  And unlike the script writing Flying Harpies or Crankies, who amassed this collection of diestrus and rubbish to prop up an unqualified candidate for mayor, comical relief is just not needed in this mayoral election.

   Note: The pet Macaw parrot, Phoenix, of the CCR staff has refused, for three days, to leave droppings on The Rambler ad which is lining his cage bottom.  
   Not only can Phoenix talk, but he also demands sanitary conditions in his cage for his feathery avian functions.
   Voters should take a hint from Phoenix.  Place the foul Penã Rambler ad, for an unqualified mayoral candidate, in the incineration bin.  

   The city’s landfill shouldn’t have such toxic and divisive ad material dumped along with good trash!

…………………………………….Mark Holbrook

1)  The link for the DMN article:


Sunday, April 23, 2017

CCR 04-23-17 Ethical Masking?

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

"Ethical Masking?"

   Well, dear readers, in the 04-21-17 report, staff of the CCR discovered mayoral candidate Penã could actually read.  

   This was clearly evident when the moderator of the League of Women Voters forum asked a question of the candidates and she would immediately ruffle through her ream of talking point notes for a canned and scripted response.  Of course, the responses were scripted primarily by Flying Harpies and Crankies.

   No originality.  No substance.  And certainly no adherence to reality.

   If this wasn’t bad enough, it has been determined that Flying Harpies and/or Crankies have actually scripted rubbish for individuals to post on FaceBook utilizing the name of the poster, not the name of the actual script writer.  Of course, these postings were smearing, non-factual trash, and school yard venom spewed against Penã’s opponent.  

   Does this "masking" mean Flying Harpy/Cranky surrogates are about as politically savvy as their mayoral candidate?

   While all of this is politically disgusting, these actions demonstrate the shallowness and willingness of Flying Harpies and Crankies to say and do anything to promote a fake narrative, pen divisive rhetoric, and install a false crown of political sainthood on a weak, ineffective and totally unprepared mayoral candidate, Penã, to run the city of Irving.

   Thinking this might be the limit of what Flying Harpies and Crankies would do to promote the avidly avowed acolyte of QueenB VD, staff of the CCR could be wrong.

Is It Possible?
   The question now needs to be asked if Flying Harpies, Crankies or Sugar Daddy donors could be "masking" campaign bucks on Penã’s behalf?

   For those not familiar with this form of campaign skullduggery, "masking" campaign bucks is when a Sugar Daddy or monied supporter gives money to another supporter who then donates those bucks to the campaign fund, or uses the bucks to, for example, purchase a campaign ad in The Rambler using their name…not the name of the individual "masking" the transfer of bucks.

   Example: Person A (Sugar Daddy/wealthy supporter) provides Person B with $800 in cash to buy a three-quarter ad in the Rambler.  Person B either deposits the money in their bank account and writes a check, or pays cash for a political ad and ensures the ad disclaimer reflects that they are the person (citizen) who "paid" for the ad.  Mission Accomplished: Person A gleefully pops a cap/cork, chuckles, and grins at the campaign financial deception spread over potential low information voters.

   This action of "masking" keeps the Sugar Daddy or monied supporter’s name out of the picture and allows the activity to "mask" what is actually occurring.  Even though this is a severe violation of campaign finance regulations, the real  villainy of this activity demonstrates a total lack of political ethics on behalf of all campaign promoters.  

   Of course, moral ethics are also smashed by this activity and causes one to wonder about the true character of the candidate who benefits from these possible actions.
   (Remember: QueenB VD passed her revised ethics ordinance only to vote at least three times for a crony who had a recognized conflict of interest when receiving city tax fund bucks.)

   And while on the subject of political and moral ethics, if mayoral candidate Penã should should be unaware of potential activities of this nature on her behalf, then this would clearly illuminate another reason for voters to note why she is not qualified to be mayor of ‘beautiful downtown Irving.’  After all, everything done in the campaign is done in her name.

   Additionally, wouldn’t any of the activities noted above, to utilize "masking" of campaign contributions or purchasing campaign support materials, be contrary to the city’s Code of Fair Campaign Practices as contained in Chapter 258 of the Elections Code?  

   City records do reflect Penã signed the form for the Code of Fair Campaign Practices this election cycle.

   One thing voters should understand and realize is the flock of Flying Harpies and Crankies also continue to campaign against a "ghost" opponent from a past election by attempting to paint Penã’s rival as his "Son of Satan."  Utterly preposterous! 

   This strategy, while totally false, is due to Penã having no measurable record, no proven leadership ability, or workable strategy to reflect why she should actually be mayor of ‘beautiful downtown Irving.’  

   Pablum induced talking points fabricated by Flying Harpies and Cronies are not a workable strategy to run the city! 

   Again, when one doesn’t have facts or the qualities for a viable candidate, one finds Flying Harpies and Crankies pounding the table, ranting about a mystical political "ghost," and besmirching dedicated supporters of their opponent who have served the city more in one year than Penã has in her lifetime of living in Irving. 

   And this, dear readers, is the principal core of the divisiveness created and promulgated, this election cycle, which is being led by Flying Harpies and Crankies who run Penã’s campaign…an unqualified candidate swimming in a swamp of divisive, fact fabricated promotion.

Once Again With Passion!
   Early voting starts tomorrow, Monday, April 24, and election day is May 6.  Are you going to allow your city to be tainted and sunk into the political muck and mire by sycophants whose real concern is self-aggrandizing, political self-interest and perpetuating a shallow swamp of discord in the community via an unqualified candidate? 

   There is only one good, positive, honest and workable solution to the political swamp created by Flying Harpies and Crankies this election cycle…elect Rick Stopfer.

   Irving deserves a mayor who is responsible, qualified, and has genuine leadership abilities.  And without a doubt, this is what voters will receive when Rick Stopfer is elected.

   Are you ready to move Irving forward?  Are you concerned how the city has been the laughing stock of the metroplex for the past six years under QueenB VDs reign?  Do you really want three more years of city mismanagement?  Do you believe Irving deserves better?

   The time is now for you, your friends and neighbors to become actively involved and ensure Irving rises above the petty and disgusting divisiveness created by the surrogates of Rick’s opponent.

   Irving is much better than what these folks represent!  And so is Rick.

…………………………………..Mark Holbrook