Sunday, April 23, 2017

CCR 04-23-17 Ethical Masking?

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

"Ethical Masking?"

   Well, dear readers, in the 04-21-17 report, staff of the CCR discovered mayoral candidate Penã could actually read.  

   This was clearly evident when the moderator of the League of Women Voters forum asked a question of the candidates and she would immediately ruffle through her ream of talking point notes for a canned and scripted response.  Of course, the responses were scripted primarily by Flying Harpies and Crankies.

   No originality.  No substance.  And certainly no adherence to reality.

   If this wasn’t bad enough, it has been determined that Flying Harpies and/or Crankies have actually scripted rubbish for individuals to post on FaceBook utilizing the name of the poster, not the name of the actual script writer.  Of course, these postings were smearing, non-factual trash, and school yard venom spewed against Penã’s opponent.  

   Does this "masking" mean Flying Harpy/Cranky surrogates are about as politically savvy as their mayoral candidate?

   While all of this is politically disgusting, these actions demonstrate the shallowness and willingness of Flying Harpies and Crankies to say and do anything to promote a fake narrative, pen divisive rhetoric, and install a false crown of political sainthood on a weak, ineffective and totally unprepared mayoral candidate, Penã, to run the city of Irving.

   Thinking this might be the limit of what Flying Harpies and Crankies would do to promote the avidly avowed acolyte of QueenB VD, staff of the CCR could be wrong.

Is It Possible?
   The question now needs to be asked if Flying Harpies, Crankies or Sugar Daddy donors could be "masking" campaign bucks on Penã’s behalf?

   For those not familiar with this form of campaign skullduggery, "masking" campaign bucks is when a Sugar Daddy or monied supporter gives money to another supporter who then donates those bucks to the campaign fund, or uses the bucks to, for example, purchase a campaign ad in The Rambler using their name…not the name of the individual "masking" the transfer of bucks.

   Example: Person A (Sugar Daddy/wealthy supporter) provides Person B with $800 in cash to buy a three-quarter ad in the Rambler.  Person B either deposits the money in their bank account and writes a check, or pays cash for a political ad and ensures the ad disclaimer reflects that they are the person (citizen) who "paid" for the ad.  Mission Accomplished: Person A gleefully pops a cap/cork, chuckles, and grins at the campaign financial deception spread over potential low information voters.

   This action of "masking" keeps the Sugar Daddy or monied supporter’s name out of the picture and allows the activity to "mask" what is actually occurring.  Even though this is a severe violation of campaign finance regulations, the real  villainy of this activity demonstrates a total lack of political ethics on behalf of all campaign promoters.  

   Of course, moral ethics are also smashed by this activity and causes one to wonder about the true character of the candidate who benefits from these possible actions.
   (Remember: QueenB VD passed her revised ethics ordinance only to vote at least three times for a crony who had a recognized conflict of interest when receiving city tax fund bucks.)

   And while on the subject of political and moral ethics, if mayoral candidate Penã should should be unaware of potential activities of this nature on her behalf, then this would clearly illuminate another reason for voters to note why she is not qualified to be mayor of ‘beautiful downtown Irving.’  After all, everything done in the campaign is done in her name.

   Additionally, wouldn’t any of the activities noted above, to utilize "masking" of campaign contributions or purchasing campaign support materials, be contrary to the city’s Code of Fair Campaign Practices as contained in Chapter 258 of the Elections Code?  

   City records do reflect Penã signed the form for the Code of Fair Campaign Practices this election cycle.

   One thing voters should understand and realize is the flock of Flying Harpies and Crankies also continue to campaign against a "ghost" opponent from a past election by attempting to paint Penã’s rival as his "Son of Satan."  Utterly preposterous! 

   This strategy, while totally false, is due to Penã having no measurable record, no proven leadership ability, or workable strategy to reflect why she should actually be mayor of ‘beautiful downtown Irving.’  

   Pablum induced talking points fabricated by Flying Harpies and Cronies are not a workable strategy to run the city! 

   Again, when one doesn’t have facts or the qualities for a viable candidate, one finds Flying Harpies and Crankies pounding the table, ranting about a mystical political "ghost," and besmirching dedicated supporters of their opponent who have served the city more in one year than Penã has in her lifetime of living in Irving. 

   And this, dear readers, is the principal core of the divisiveness created and promulgated, this election cycle, which is being led by Flying Harpies and Crankies who run Penã’s campaign…an unqualified candidate swimming in a swamp of divisive, fact fabricated promotion.

Once Again With Passion!
   Early voting starts tomorrow, Monday, April 24, and election day is May 6.  Are you going to allow your city to be tainted and sunk into the political muck and mire by sycophants whose real concern is self-aggrandizing, political self-interest and perpetuating a shallow swamp of discord in the community via an unqualified candidate? 

   There is only one good, positive, honest and workable solution to the political swamp created by Flying Harpies and Crankies this election cycle…elect Rick Stopfer.

   Irving deserves a mayor who is responsible, qualified, and has genuine leadership abilities.  And without a doubt, this is what voters will receive when Rick Stopfer is elected.

   Are you ready to move Irving forward?  Are you concerned how the city has been the laughing stock of the metroplex for the past six years under QueenB VDs reign?  Do you really want three more years of city mismanagement?  Do you believe Irving deserves better?

   The time is now for you, your friends and neighbors to become actively involved and ensure Irving rises above the petty and disgusting divisiveness created by the surrogates of Rick’s opponent.

   Irving is much better than what these folks represent!  And so is Rick.

…………………………………..Mark Holbrook