Saturday, May 23, 2015

CCR 05-23-15 Got Dark Money?

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

   The more Dylan Westie, Executive editor/Part-time wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR, digs, the more mysterious, secretive and highly obnoxious the dealings of the "Irving Opportunity Council" become.  Why?

   Not only are the activities and contributors of "Irving Opportunity Council" anonymous to Irving voters and the general public, but there was an extreme (and probably very expensive) lobbying effort at the State level to keep donors of these flaky domestic non-profit corporations of "dark money" hidden from public view.

   Here are quotes from Chris Gober, the signed-on agent for "Irving Opportunity Council’s" dark money efforts:

   Gober, the campaign finance lawyer, said the potential for political backlash is alive and well: “Disclosure no longer is really about transparency … disclosure now is about creating an enemies list, intimidation and retribution.”   April 26, 2014  (Wrong! It is about transparency.)

   Campaign finance experts said outside groups such as Backer’s (a political non-profit) should not be required to disclose expenditures with state regulators if the content of the ad is issue-driven.  (And who will decide what constitutes "issue-driven" ads?  The donors of "dark money?") 

   "You don’t all of a sudden trigger some reporting requirement by conducting issue advocacy in this state,” said Austin-based campaign finance lawyer Chris Gober.  May 23, 2014  (Sure, and that is because disclosure will embarrass the contributors of "dark money" and politicos.)  

   (Translations: We don’t want to tell you who the money bags are that will be buying your political representatives.  These individuals are major and significant financial cowards!  Their names should be as dark as the money they are dolling out.)

   Isn’t it ironic how many local (read: QueenB VD) and state politicos (read: "Bogus-gate Complaint" Anderson) profess to openness, transparency and doing what is right for the citizenry…quickly turn and hide behind secretive political slush fund contributions after being elected?  

   Of course, the folks contributing to these pseudo-non-profit-political-slush fund organizations are profiting…they have the strings tied to a politicos voting arm.  The only thing which is not profitable about these "dark money" efforts would be the citizenry losing control of their representative to clandestine deal makers.

   In fact, the citizenry loses in many ways when politicos are allowed to run amok with unlimited cash flowing into their campaign tills.

   While the digging into "Irving Opportunity Council" continues, Dylan wanted to bring the non-tweeting CCR readers up-to-date.  With his "paw-itis" from all the keyboard activities still an issue, he pledges he will continue his efforts until readers fully realize the disastrous effects QueenB VD and her cash cow cronies are perpetrating on Irving voters.   

Dylan’s Tweets

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 22
Gober, Austin agent for "Irving Opportunity Council" argued against disclosure of contributors.This is QueenBs (Irving mayor) transparency?

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 22
Flying Harpy Dist 4 run off posts spacey as those sipping TEA laced with mushroom dust. They own free speech, not you. Flying high & wrong!

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 21
QueenBs (Irving mayor) Flying Harpy flock fail to admit Irving Opportunity Council’s probable 'dark money' in Dist 4 run off is anti-Putnam.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 21
Pull back sheets on Irving Opportunity Council & find Randle, Mapes, Yeldell, Gober & QueenB (Irving mayor) snuggling & buying south Irving!

   Early voting starts June 1, 2015.  All early voting will be at city hall.

   Between now and early voting, it will be interesting to observe what "Irving Opportunity Council" and QueenB VDs Flying Harpy flock attempt to spread on Irving voters (loads of Torofeca?) for the District 4 run off election.

   Remember, the efforts of "Irving Opportunity Council," to re-elect Tom Spink, failed miserably and demonstrated voters do not want business as usual at city hall.  

   With voter participation and a significant GOTV, this lesson could be reinforced in the District 4 run off election by turning the tables on this flaky political slush fund, "Irving Opportunity Council," and re-electing Councilman Joe Putnam.

   Voters should want representatives who know what needs to be done to return the city to the citizens…not the special interest groups, single source developers and Sugar Daddy contributors QueenB VD has been reigning over the past four years.

   And this is another reason why Joe Putnam should be re-elected…his council votes will not be bought and paid for by "Irving Opportunity Council." 

   He knows south Irving is not for sale to a pseudo-non-profit-corporation whose sole intent is political power, voting for groups with hidden agendas and ensuring north Irving special interest groups have control of the Irving City council.

   Joe Putnam will represent, as he has in past years, with the dignity south Irving deserves.

……………………………………Mark Holbrook