Saturday, May 30, 2015

CCR 05-30-15 Dark Money Tweets

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

   Even with acute "paw-itis," Dylan Westie, Executive editor/Part-time wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR, has been cranking out the O/T to dig into the "dark money" flooding south Irving by QueenB VDs string pullers, who are directors of Irving Opportunity Council, Marvin Randle and Joe Mapes.

   Without re-inventing the wheel: Irving Opportunity Council solicits mega-bucks from political pimps for a slush fund to buy representatives and elections…along with all the bells and whistles it takes for the northern special interest to gain control of the council and city.  

   In this run off election, Irving Opportunity Council is attempting to buy south Irving by pouring untold amounts of cash, brochures and other distractions into the District 4 race to unseat Councilman Joe Putnam.  Why?

   The simple answer is: Councilman Putnam does not bend to the dictates of QueenB VDs special interest groups, single source developers and cash cow cronies.  You see, Putnam represents the interests of south Irving and the people living there…not the north Irving fat cats and money pushers.

   During his digging, Dylan uncovered two additional facets of Irving Opportunity Council that, like the money and donors of this political slush fund, are basically hidden or unknown to the general public.

   (For additional emphasis, the donors and the amounts contributed to Irving Opportunity Council are hidden and shielded from voters and the general public.)

   *  The address used on the brochure mailers to unsuspecting south Irving residents is a UPS station.  What?  

   Doesn’t Randle, Mapes or any of the other mega-donors want their home address to be reflected on the mailings?  One would have to consider if the donors and amounts are a secret, then maybe the individual who picks of mail at the drop box should remain anonymous, too.  Right?
   (This Irving Opportunity Council is starting to sound as kinky as a clandestine spy movie.)

   *  On their first anti-Putnam mailing to the citizenry of ‘beautiful downtown Irving,’ there was a change from the mailings used in their attempt to re-elect Tom Spink.  The current mailing carries a pseudo-disclaimer — "Paid Political Ad By The Irving Opportunity Council."

   Follow this closely: Irving Opportunity Council is not a PAC as noted when checking the Texas Ethics Commission records on May 30, 2015.  The pseudo-disclaimer used on this mailing would have one think the group is a PAC…which requires donors and expenses to be available to the general public.  The use of the disclaimer, as the group has done, is a bit disingenuous.

   The political sham of raising cold hard cash to influence and buy elections, by this group, carries the designation of "domestic non-profit corporation."  As such, they are allowed to hide behind the designation and do not have any requirements to report or have information available to voters or the general public.  And this is why the bucks, which they will flood elections with, are know as "dark money."  Any exculpatory excuses that Irving Opportunity Council might render for their deceitful future actions should fall on deaf ears!

   (Irving Opportunity Council’s money is so dark "Ben’s" eyes water when he is pulled from the floor safe and sees daylight to pay for a distasteful anti-Putnam brochure mailing.)

   To bring all CCR dear readers up-to-date, here are Dylan’s tweets:

Dylan’s Tweets

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
Very expensive "dark money" anti-Putnam ads Dist 4 run off election by Irving Opportunity Council. No shame for these folks. Just deception.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
3 people know who & how much "dark money" in Irving Opportunity Council: QueenB (Irving mayor), string pullers Marvin Randle & Joe Mapes.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
Lies + half-truths + garbage = anti-Putnam "dark money" ads of Irving Opportunity Council for QueenB (Irving mayor) in run off for Dist 4.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
QueenB (Irving mayor) & her Irving Opportunity Council string pullers pouring "dark money" in south Irving w/disgusting anti-Putnam ads.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 30
Storm weather alert: Second wave of QueenBs (Irving mayor) pals "dark money" washes over Dist 4 run off election w/sleazy anti-Putnam ads.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 May 29
South Irving drowning:"dark money" of Irving Opportunity Council & QueenB (Irving mayor) flooded beautiful downtown @ 

   And there you have it for the first weekend of the run off election cycle for the District 4 council seat.  With as much "dark money" as QueenB VD and her secret string pulling mega-donors have, one can only imagine the political sleaze they will soon spread over ‘beautiful downtown Irving’ before election day.

   Early voting is June 1-9 at City Hall  
Election day is June 13. 

   To be redundant:  Are you gong to let north Irving power brokers spend unknown amounts of "dark money" to trash and disrespect a dedicated councilman, Joe Putnam, who has represented the citizens and interests of south Irving with dignity and honesty?

   (And Putnam’s record of service to south Irving is well documented, unlike his opponent who has as his primary achievement…being a retired city employee.)

   Or, are you going to sit at home, fail to go vote, and forget to tell your friends and neighbors how critical this election might be for ‘beautiful downtown Irving?’

   If you need a clue as to the correct response for the above, send us a note and maybe we could phrase all this in clearer English for those suffering from PADD (Political Attention Deficit Disorder).
……………………………………Mark Holbrook