The TexasFred Blog
News Opinion Commentary
This is The Header

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

August 29th, 2010 . by TexasFred
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide’s two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers’ causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member’s district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so “unknowingly” and would work with the foundation to “rectify the financial situation.”

Initially, she said, “I recognized the names when I saw them. And I knew that they had a need just like any other kid that would apply for one.” Had there been more “very worthy applicants in my district,” she added, “then I probably wouldn’t have given it” to the relatives.

Full Story Here:
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

I don’t like Eddie Bernice Johnson, and I know there are a few that are going to say, “Well that’s because TexasFred is a racist and a bigot.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

I don’t like crooked politics and I despise crooked politicians. That is the truth of the matter.

I have hammered about crooked politicians, and accusations against politicians, even politicians I happen to personally like. I don’t cut them ANY slack!

I went off on this; Voter Registration Fraud Uncovered and pointed out the suspicious fire that followed the alleged fraud. I regularly take on the Obama administration and their way of raping America; People Have Noticed.

Recently, we have seen this; Ethics Inquiry of Rangel Finds Evidence of Violations and this; Rep. Maxine Waters to face ethics charges.

I even weighed in on a gentleman that I have known for a long time and recently got to meet in person, and happen to actually like, Rep. Joe Driver (TX-113); State Rep. Joe Driver of Garland double-billed for travel.

I talked with Joe Driver by phone on Thursday morning. He called regarding
The Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum that we are sponsoring on Sept. 25th, and in talking I told him, straight up, how I feel about these accusations that have been leveled against him, and I referenced back to the Tom DeLay campaign finance investigation and the words I said to and about Mr. DeLay.

I told Tom DeLay this; “If they can prove you guilty of intentional misdeeds, you need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. If they can’t prove you guilty, they need to leave you the hell alone and let you get on with your life.�

Joe Driver took those words in the spirit in which they were meant. Mr. Driver may have made a mistake, but he is a man of principle. Joe Driver even agreed with that take on matters and the prosecution of crimes.

Apparently, Mr. DeLay didn’t.

A while back DeLay had a link to my blog on his page. It seems they really liked my no nonsense approach and highly un-PC way of getting to the heart of the matter. Until it came to speaking out about Mr. DeLay himself. After I said those words to Mr. DeLay, they dropped the link to my blog and banned me from their site.

I guess the truth hurts sometimes.

As I said to Mr. DeLay and Mr. Driver, I say again to Eddie Bernice Johnson, Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, and any other person that’s in public office, “If they can prove you guilty of intentional misdeeds, you need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. If they can’t prove you guilty, they need to leave you the hell alone and let you get on with your life.�

I don’t care what color they are, I don’t care which political party they belong to, if they are, in fact, crooks, take them OUT and make graphic examples of them and highly publicize their punishment.

Anyone can make a mistake, but an elected official that intentionally breaks the public trust is, in MY not so humble opinion, the lowest form of humanity on the face of the earth!

And there’s one other thing I feel I MUST address here, the very top paragraph of the original story, which says;

« Read the rest of this post HERE! »


Bookmark and Share
Return: Top of Home Page

GOP sweep: Big governor victories in Virginia, NJ

November 4th, 2009 . by TexasFred

GOP sweep: Big governor victories in Virginia, NJ

WASHINGTON (AP) – Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, a troubling sign for the president and his party heading into an important midterm election year.

Conservative Republican Bob McDonnell’s victory in the Virginia governor’s race over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds and moderate Republican Chris Christie’s ouster of unpopular New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was a double-barreled triumph for a party looking to rebuild after being booted from power in national elections in 2006 and 2008.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Maine voters rejected a state law that would allow same-sex couples to wed. If supporters had prevailed, it would have marked the first time that the electorate in any state endorsed gay marriage.

And Democrat Bill Owens captured a GOP-held vacant 23rd Congressional District seat in New York in a race that highlighted fissures in the Republican Party and illustrated hurdles the GOP could face in capitalizing on any voter discontent with Obama and Democrats next fall.

Full Story Here:
GOP sweep: Big governor victories in Virginia, NJ

I want to congratulate ALL of the Republican winners from yesterdays election. I hope ALL of you are the Conservatives we need to have in positions of power in this nation. If not, 4 years is ALL you get.

Conservatives all over America are happy about the message that this election sent. I am pretty happy too, but I am not ecstatic. There is a lot of work that still needs to be done. Yesterday was primarily a battle of 2 Governors races, and as important as it is to have Republican Governors, it’s even more important that those Governors are Conservatives that are going to take care of the people and their state and not toe some specific party line. Especially when that party line has little, if anything to do with conservatism.

In other words, NO MORE RINOs.

Folks, I don’t mean to be a killjoy here, but this battle is just beginning, and as one of my great comment makers said in the thread just below this one, he was reminded of Sir Winston Churchill’s great quote: “This is not the end, it is not the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning.â€?

I want to congratulate the voters of Maine for rejecting a state law that would allow same-sex couples to wed. I was NOT sure that one was going to fly given the choices of Senators that Mainers exhibit. I honestly wasn’t sure that the people of Maine had a Conservative bone among them.

As important as the Governor wins in New Jersey and Virginia were, the real battle will come when we have congressional and senatorial elections. The defeat of Doug Hoffman for the New York seat was a loss for ALL Conservatives. I hope it’s not indicative of the political climate of New York, but I’m afraid it is. Look at New York City, they re-elected Michael Bloomberg to a 3rd term as Mayor. Bloomberg is an anti-gun RINO moonbat that is as libber as it gets. I once thought it was just NYC, now I have doubts regarding conservatism in upstate New York as well.

If these victories in Virginia and New Jersey are to have ANY real meaning, the Conservative wave will have to sweep through this nation like a tsunami. We have to have true Conservatives running for office everywhere. NO MORE RINOs! We can’t accept another RINO, and if that’s all the GOP has to offer, then Conservatives have to reject that offering and reject the GOP and RNC.

« Read the rest of this post HERE! »


Bookmark and Share
Return: Top of Home Page

Breaking News: The TRUTH about Nancy Pelosi!

May 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Breaking News: The TRUTH about Nancy Pelosi!

This just in to the TexasFred News Network – We have irrefutable proof – How to tell if Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is lying!

Her lips are ALMOST MOVING!

The botox has frozen her expressionless face, this is an OLD picture of the witch from San Fransissyco, I don’t think she allows recent pictures of that wreck she calls a face, but the botox can’t stop the body language and voice inflection.

Somehow, in the back of my mind, I can picture 4 or 5 guys sitting around a small table, in a cramped room, in the bowels of CIA Headquarters, saying, “That bitch just told the nation that WE lied to her… She has got to go!!”

Operation *Remove the Wicked Witch* has commenced! :twisted:


Bookmark and Share
Return: Top of Home Page

« Previous Entries Next Entries »