the Controversial Committee Report
“We don’t raise sacred cows...we just butcher them.”
"Squeaky" Rinaldi Chirping
That 126-decibel chirping sound you are continuously hearing day and night lately is not tinnitus or you imagination.
No, dear readers, that is the sound of silence (crickets chirping) from State Rep. "Squeaky" Rinaldi and the Internet Red Meat TEA-carnivore rag Empower Texans — which printed and fabricated "Squeaky’s" latest issue regarding Irving — for their failing to apologize to Irving’s City Secretary and city legal department.
The uproar, on this issue, has more to do with those attempting to establish another Red Meat TEA-carnivore candidate than promoting a genuinely qualified person for mayor, who would represent all citizens. And the push by these folks, for their candidate to be on the ballot, will stop at nothing to achieve this aim…as noted in the following phases.
Red Meat Phase 1:
The original report, where "Squeaky" went on his first rant, regarding one of QueenB VDs avidly avowed acrylates, Kristi Pena, and why she should be on the election ballot appeared in the CCR on February 26, 2017.
Not only did "Squeaky" Rinaldi originally weigh in on the bumbling petitions filed, to place Pena on the mayoral ballot, via Empower Texans, but he had to make disingenuous, demeaning and disturbing comments about dedicated city employees.
(Do you think "Squeaky" Rinaldi is taking lessons from State Senator Huffines on how to browbeat folks and blather condescending rhetoric to constituents?)
Red Meat Phase 2:
Once on a roll, "Squeaky" boldly boasted in a later issue of Empower Texans, even before a final ruling on this matter was rendered, that he was right and the City Secretary was wrong! (BTW: the Court of Appeals denied the Pena writ at this time.)
"Squeaky" also insured his babbling was posted on an Irving social media FaceBook page where all QueenB VDs Flying Harpies, Crankies and sycophant followers park to receive the latest Torofeca posted by ill-informed "ambulance chasers" and pseudo-insiders. He stated:
"… I cannot sit silent when city officials disobey clear state law and thereby affect an election."
And "Squeaky’s" evidence for this is…what? (chirp, chirp, chirp!)
Should one care to investigate, "Squeaky" seems to only be interested in QueenB VDs acolyte and not the other individuals who also were denied being placed on the ballot due to faulty or problematic petition signatures. Of course, the other disallowed parties are not part of the Red Meat TEA-carnivore sycophants who blindly follow and believe what "Squeaky" spouts.
Shouldn’t "Squeaky" be concerned about all those involved and not just pushing, promoting and pimping the Writ of Mandamus for Pena? Where are the writs for all the other individuals with supposedly faulty, in "Squeaky’s" opinion, petitions?
Additionally, another review by dear readers might reflect that "Squeaky" has yet to identify which law or laws were supposedly broken by Irving’s highly trained and dedicated City Secretary and legal staff. Maybe, "Squeaky" is a strong proponent of #AlternativeFacts!
Perhaps, "Squeaky" adheres to the old adage of: If you don’t have the facts or law on your side, then just pound the table and look for a scapegoat.
Red Meat Phase 3:
On March 3, 2017, the city filed a 68-page response to the Texas Court of Appeals for the Pena Writ of Mandamus. Not only is the filing interesting reading, but the detail clearly demonstrates the City Secretary and legal staff were fair, objective, and followed election code laws as currently defined. Upon reading, one will find the City Secretary probably went beyond what would be expected in an attempt to validate the petitions.
Instead of relying on "ambulance chasers," Flying Harpies, Crankies. "Squeaky" Rinaldi, and other QueenB VD sycophants posting loads of Torofeca on FaceBook, the following file link to the response filed, by the city for the Pena Writ of Mandamus, might replace all the "Squeaky" trash talk and fact fabrications.
Any rational individual would determine the City Secretary and city legal staff were correct in handling their duties as prescribed by law without any intent of "playing politics" as "Squeaky" and others would have you believe.
Actually, isn’t "Squeaky" the head cheerleader guilty of playing politics with the city’s election processes?
Pena Writ of Mandamus Response Filed by the City of Irving
Red Meat Phase 4:
If all of the above wasn’t enough, there has been a letter sent to Texas AG Ken "You Can’t Pee In There" Paxton requesting an opinion be rendered on the city’s action in this matter. What makes this considerably interesting is that another of Irving’s State reps, Rodney "Recount, please" Anderson is a member of the Committee on Elections which sent the letter. It is starting to appear as if there is a new comic duo, similar to Laurel and Hardy, in town. If "Squeaky" is present, then can "Recount, please" be far behind?
Dear readers, there has to be more than disrupting the actions of the City Secretary in play when State legislators dig their grubby paws into the internal affairs of the city.
As if these legislators have already resolved all of the State’s problems, the individuals seem more interested in perpetuating Irving as a sanctuary city for Red Meat TEA-carnivores. Just look at the gaggle of Austin and Houston Red Meat TEA-carnivores and legal folks involved in this singular city issue and the potential hidden agenda, by them, becomes readily apparent.
More time and effort is being spent on this matter than what the same group mustered to have QueenB VD push their disingenuous State HB 562 city council resolution which wrecked negative PR havoc on the city.
Until the Texas Court of Appeals rules on the city’s response to the Writ of Mandamus, the posting of the Red Meat TEA-carnivores chosen candidate will not be on the ballot. Hopefully, the final rendering of the court, in the city’s favor, will be the early part of this week with the same stipulation.
Even if Irving’s Red Meat TEA-carnivore chosen-acolyte is not on the ballot, sill anticipate an over abundance of venom, trash talk, disingenuous fabricated facts and mud slinging from Flying Harpies, Crankies, QueenB VD sycophants and, of course, "Squeaky" Rinaldi flooding Torofeca across the city.
Those individuals seem to be more interested in their political agenda for Red Meat TEA-carnivores then doing what is just and right for Irving.
Sad, but true.
Publisher’s Note: For the record, no one on the staff of the CCR fits this description: "…conjured up by a man who hides behind a pseudonym…"
Apparently, the individual noting this is new to the city, or has difficulty reading the disclaimer which is included with each report. Otherwise, they clearly missed the fact that all of this wordsmithing is the sole responsibility of Mike Howard. Not hiding mam, just the facts!