Monday, November 2, 2015

CCR 11-02-15 Frozen Gray Matter?

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

   As QueenB VD of the House of NPD and Royal Court of WAB and Protectorate of Red Meat TEA-carnivores continues her "image remake" tour, another wrinkle in her self-aggrandizement could be floating to the surface.

   If the queen believes there is not an issue at hand, then why not solve a 'problem' by fabricating one?  Could this be the queen’s new modus operandi

   It appears as if the queen is evolving to a state of curing any problem — real or imagined — during her "image remake" tour.  She has identified her next adventure as ‘fixing’ nonprofit organizations working in conjunction with the city.  Huh?  Problems exist here?  Was another "survey" taken?

   QueenB VD sent out invitations and on November 19, 2015, there will be a meeting to ‘brainstorm’ (Definition: lots of talking, posturing, a free meal and expected great praise for the queen.) on "how nonprofits and local government can partner and collaborate for the greater good of the Irving community."  

   While staff of the CCR may be a tad dense or even cynical at times, we always understood the basically defined mission of nonprofits, in the community, didn’t require city oversight or interference.  Stated purposes of nonprofits were to do good and assist those in need with or without city assistance!

   Did the city council formally charge QueenB VD to undertake this nebulous assignment?  Perhaps, an even better question might be: What identified issues or problems have occurred to demonstrate a confab with the queen was required?

   Since this appears to be a queenly initiated and controlled venture, one wonders if the entire council had been informed, or even asked to participate in the event.  Or, did the council only learn about the upcoming mayoral sponsored confab at the same time as the general public and nonprofits?

   Digging deeper into the sudden need to meet with Irving nonprofits, this event certainly poses a grand opportunity for the queen to continue polishing her image, pander to a receptive crowd and pick up a few photo ops along the way.  This action could add a bit of sheen after her malfeasance in handling the ‘clock kid’ dilemma for her Red Meat TEA-carnivores. 

   (Is there an official list available of nonprofits invited?  Who determined the list of invitees?)

   While CCR reports sometimes delve on the many less than transparent actions of QueenB VD,  a genuine cynic could take this theory one step forward on questioning the queen’s motives in setting up this nonprofit event.  

   For instance: Is there a specific nonprofit — which maybe one of the queen’s cronies is involved with — that might be looking for new or less noticeable ways to drain a few city tax bucks for their coffers?
   Sure, this is the apex of cynicism, but having watched the queen cuddle her single source developers, "Dark Money" contributors and leap when Sugar Daddy handlers ring her chimes, the record is already clear on the queen foregoing her revised ethics code to approve cronies who have demonstrated conflicts of interest.

   Finally, should one assume QueenB VDs personal Dallas PR consultant has a hand in determining fluffy issues the queen should embrace to polish her image?  If so, this nonprofit confab and the politically pointed phony phone survey recently flooding the city1 to re-brand the queen's image fits their agenda.

   While Irving nonprofits require and need all the support citizens can give them, having QueenB VD added to the equation for reasons unknown or unfathomable doesn’t bode well.  One has to wonder how the queen can "cure" unidentified issues when she seems to have a seriously strident approach in dealing with known issues of great importance and impact on the city…Entertainment Center, ‘beautiful downtown Irving,’ south Irving recreation needs, and many other concerns expressed by citizens during the budget process!

   Hopefully, QueenB VDs motives for this latest caper will experience a 'brain freeze' during the brainstorming session and Irving nonprofits can continue to operate in their customary fashion of goodwill and service, as in times past, without any self-centered actions of the queen being involved or dictated.

…………………………………Mark Holbrook

Article regarding the politically pointed phony phone survey:
Avi Selk, Dallas Morning News, 10-28-15