Good News in our Local Elections
Cindy Burkett became my Texas State Rep. in Austin a while back.
Joe Driver retired and Miss Cindy inherited TX-113 and has done an outstanding job for all of us.
Cindy Burkett had an opponent this time in the Republican primary, a deceitful troll that was financed by a lobbyist that doesn’t live in TX-113 and said troll was persuaded to move into an apartment in Garland, also in TX-113, so he could have a legitimate address within the district in order to mount an attack of lies and all around BS against Cindy Burkett.
Cindy handily beat this despicable little troll.
I hope he goes packing back to Dallas where he lived before the election and I hope his financier realizes that the people of this area of Texas aren’t going to let some TEA Party SLUGS get by with an act of carpetbaggery that is reminiscent of the Yankees after the War of Northern Aggression.
We love Cindy Burkett and all the LIES that Jonathon Boos told didn’t persuade anyone save the most weak-minded among us, and it cost his backer quite a bit of money too. That is a good thing.
I have to share this; on the morning of Dec. 27, 2015, the morning after Rowlett was devastated by the EF-3 tornado I received a surprise.
I had been up all night, most of us in the neighborhood had been, we were checking on our neighbors about 100 yards or so away that were hit with a direct blow from the tornado.
About 5:30AM I gave up and went back to MY house to get some sleep. We didn’t have electricity so the central heat wasn’t working but the stove is gas powered and we had heat.
After taking off my wet and nasty clothes I laid down, pulled up the comforter and went sound out of it, until about 7:30AM that is, when there was a knock on the front door. When I answered it there stood Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel, City Manager Brian Funderburk and Rep. Cindy Burkett; and me, in my underwear, with a .45 in my hand.
That was THEIR surprise! An old fat guy, in his Fruit of the Looms with a .45 is NOT what you expect I am sure. LOL
They were out surveying the damage and trying to wrap their heads around all that was destroyed and they drove by my house and Todd told Cindy, “That’s where Fred lives, we need to stop and see if he and Becky (my wife) are OK.”
Cindy was right on top of it too, they knew that I am very diabetic and rely on insulin to keep me going and they knew the power was out and their main purpose was to make sure I had what I needed to survive.
That is NOT what the run of the mill elected official does, that is what a friend does for a friend, and I believe that explains the love I have for Cindy Burkett, Todd Gottel and our wonderful people here in this little corner of Texas.
U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions has won reelection in the primary for TX-32 and all in all, especially when you consider the *chops* of his closest challenger, Russ Ramsland, and the story behind the people backing Russ Ramsland with some pretty big bucks, I’d say we’re going to be OK here in TX-32.
Yes, I DID have some serious issues with Pete 2 years ago when he voted FOR John Boehner to remain as Speaker of the House, especially after so many of us in TX-32 pleaded with him to vote against Boehner, but that, as they say, is water under the bridge and all in all, Pete is a good Congress Critter and he does a fine job for the voters of TX-32.
Congratulations Pete, you ran a great campaign and you won, I still have a soft spot in my heart for you, hell, even brothers disagree sometimes, but I will tell you something that Mr. Ralph Hall told me one day; “We need term limits but the Congress and Senate just won’t go for it.”
So I asked Mr. Ralph why, if he believed in term limits so much, why he didn’t just not run again. He told me, “I would but I keep getting reelected.”
Term limits is a good thing my friend. Just sayin’.
One other thing; 90% of the so-called voters of Dallas County should be ashamed of themselves. Apathy abounds and without a doubt at least *some* of that 90% will be constantly complaining about the government for the next couple of years and then they will again fail to get off of their lazy asses and go vote.
Republican Party Primary Election – March 1, 2016
Registered Voters: 1,215,757
Ballots Cast: 133,142
Voter Turnout: 10.95 %