the Controversial Committee Report
“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”
Regardless of your personal perspectives on the ‘clock kid’ saga, QueenB VD of the House of NPD and Royal Court of WAB and Protectorate of Red Meat Carnivores has managed to do one thing — make a royal fool of herself.
And at the same time, she has made Irving the laughing stock and butt of ridicule across the state and, perhaps, the world. Sorry, that’s three things the queen has actually managed to do. Sadly, none of her actions had anything to do with Irving’s actual governance in her capacity as mayor!
To additionally document the self-serving, personal political agenda QueenB VD seeks, buy the November Texas Monthly magazine hitting newsstands now. The primary article1 validates the type of publicity the city really doesn’t need or warrant.
While you should read the entire article (link provided below), the following paragraphs will alert you as to why your out-of-town friends, business associates and corporate relocation folks have jaundice views of QueenB VDs leadership coupled with her Pet Rock’s compliance concerning her every dictate.
(For the newly informed, the steadfast Pet Rock contingence consist of Brad LaMorgese and Gerald Farris. The jury is still out on Oscar Ward and Phil Riddle.)
From Texas Monthly:
"But no one epitomizes Texas’s recent flirtation with Islamophobia more than Irving mayor Beth Van Duyne. A magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Van Duyne is a rising star in the Texas tea party for supposedly saving Irving from sharia law. In reality, Van Duyne proposed a non-binding city council resolution that supported a bill in the Legislature (which didn’t pass) that would have prevented Texas courts from adopting sharia—as if that were even a possibility. There is a tribunal of imams, based in Dallas, that handles disputes between Muslims according to a version of sharia. The tribunal essentially conducts religious arbitration and has almost nothing to do with the civil courts.
In fact, as D Magazine noted earlier this year, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas has a similar tribunal, which has elicited no such outrage. Yet Van Duyne has spoken out against the tribunal repeatedly, telling Glenn Beck, who is now based in nearby Las Colinas, “I think you need to put your foot down and say, ‘This is America. We have laws here already."
After Ahmed’s arrest, Van Duyne continued her fear mongering. She took to Facebook to defend the arrest and then, in her latest visit to Beck’s TV show, on September 21, called Ahmed’s clock a “hoax bomb,” though that statement contradicts the conclusions of Irving police. She then played along while Beck and Jim Hanson, who holds himself out as a security expert, ruminated on whether Ahmed’s clock was a publicity stunt somehow tied to a wider effort by Islamists to bring sharia law to Texas. “My theory is that for some reason Irving is important to the Islamists—not the Muslims, but the Islamists,” Beck said. “This is just the place where they’re just going to start planting the seeds and taking a stand. . . . Can you explain it any other way?"
While this 'clock kid' tale may have many additional turns and twist down the road, the one constant which will continuously be noted is: QueenB VD along with her Pet Rocks (which also originally included Tom Spink) started the ball rolling with the passage of a city council resolution in support of State HB 562. This resolution was to pacify the queen’s Red Meat TEA-carnivores, Flying Harpies and low information supporters. Again, the resolution had nothing to do with Irving's governance.
And while thanking the queen and Pet Rocks, please remember to thank Irving’s State reps Rodney "Bogus-gate Complaint" Anderson and Matt "Squeaky" Rinaldi for their prompting, pimping and pushing the queen and Pet Rocks to approve the meaningless measure on a 5-4 vote.
1 Dave Mann, November, 2015, Texas Monthly: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/ahmed-mohamed-irving-and-the-culture-of-hyseria/