Thursday, March 9, 2017

CCR 03-09-17 Ballot Buying?

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"Ballot Buying?"

   Needless to say, the Texas 5th District Court of Appeals decision, regarding ballot inclusion for the upcoming Irving election, didn’t sit very well with Dylan Westie, Executive editor/Part-time wordsmith and Social Media Troll for the CCR.

   However, being the smart son-of-a-bitch (AKC #RN04869502) that he is, Dylan relied on his Twitter account to alert potential Irving voters about the travesty of ‘inflicted justice’ which may have occurred.  And this ‘inflicted justice’ could potentially lead to the ‘second dark chapter’ in Irving’s governance…following the six-years of QueenB VDs mismanaged-occupation of city hall.

   The court denied the city’s Writ of Mandamus for Kristi Pena and basically stated, when ordering Pena be placed on the ballot, that the City Secretary doesn’t really need to verify the names on a ballot petition.  What?

   In essence, when a petitioner now signs the notarized document to be on a city ballot, this is "proof" enough and they should be allowed on the ballot.  So says the judge!  Bang!  Case dismissed.

   This decision, by the court, stepped on, trampled and abused election codes which have been followed by municipalities for years.  The order of the court appears to be more political than judicial in this case.  

   And that, dear readers, is the problem which graces our political systems nowadays.  Many could consider the court’s denial judicial activism as opposed to following legal/common sense prescripts. 

   Well, dear readers, Dylan had different thoughts concerning the opinion…especially since all of the parties entering the fray, of highly problematic petition signatures, represented some aspect of the Red Meat TEA-carnivore movement.  From QueenB VD to State reps "Recount, please" Anderson and "Squeaky" Rinaldi, and including lawyers and lobbyists (Houston and Austin) associated with Irving’s "Dark Money" slush fund.

   While the lawyers and lobbyist, in this instance, are a malformed group which doesn’t require explanation as to their self-interest, one has to wonder about the elected officials involved…especially Irving’s State reps.

   For elected officials, the first order of business should be to represent all citizens.  While this is true in most cases, one finds Irving’s Red Meat TEA-carnivores are only interested in their political movement and who can pee in what bathroom.  This was apparently evident when the reps didn’t question the validity of other petitioners who were denied being on the city’s ballot!

   One could assume the elected officials actions had little to do with ensuring the playing filed of justice was level, but rather uneven to strongly pursue their Red Meat TEA-carnivore agenda with a surrogate on the ballot.

   Perhaps, some might even remember when Irving’s local city council was not driven by national party sycophants as witnessed in this case and during QueenB VDs reign. 

   And while considering level playing fields, has "Squeaky" Rinaldi had any social interactions with any of the panel judges involved in this case?

   Would it be interesting or informative to review the campaign finance reports for those elected officials (representatives and judges) and consider where the bulk of their campaign funding originated?  Were PACs and "Dark Money" funds an important part of their campaign revenues?  How about lobbying groups that donate to keep a string attached to the voting arms of individuals?  And what was the level of campaign funding for these individuals from sources outside the actual districts they represent?

   Regardless, the upcoming Irving city election will not only be interesting, but should witness this same group of Red Meat TEA-carnivores attempting to influence (directly or covertly) the process to further their myopic movement.

   The following represents the tweets which Dylan registered on this topic:

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 Mar 7
Dylan’s 2017 final Irving ballot determination: Justice can be bought…votes are for sale…"Dark Money" will be the coin of a corrupt realm.

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 Mar 7
6-years BVD = total disaster. Her acolyte Pena would mean 3-years of swirling in the TEA-party porcelain latrine for Irving. #NoMoreTEAparty

Dylan Westie @DylanWestie1 Mar 8
Worried about voter fraud? Don’t. TX 5th Court of Appeals stripped City Secretary’s duties to allow potential "ballot inclusion fraud!"

   In Irving, the local political game, as a result of the Court of Appeals decision, has advanced to include only those who have access to deep pockets, or influential strings tied to voting arms.  The days of representative government has faded to the oblivion of flip phones!

   The new Irving political paradigm: You buy it, you own it. 

………………………………Mark Holbrook