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May 12, 2008
Seguin (Speed trap), Texas?
Running the Biggest Traffic Ticket Industry in Texas?
by Ed Tor
We've all heard about small, 'one horse towns' like Estelline, Texas
population 155, with their one-person police force or nearby
Martindale and we're not too surprised to hear them called "speed
traps.". It's almost expected from these very small communities because
they seldom have other sources of income. The lone
Town Marshal of nearby Martindale told this reporter, a few years after
they incorporated, "Our first year brought in $80,000 of the
$120,000 worth of tickets I wrote without any fuss." They managed to
pump those tickets up to $883,610
recently but NOT without some fuss. A 1975 state law bans cities with
less than 5,000 residents from collecting more than 30% of their annual
revenue from traffic fines. If they collect more, it becomes the
state's 'cut.' Apparently the State of Texas isn't happy when they
don't get 'their cut' - $573,000 worth in this case. The
City Administrator and Police chief (same person) Jeff Caldwell
claimed ignorance of the law. Yep! You read that right.
an excuse for those who administer our laws but never for us.
Now -- that decades old state
law was suppose to discourage 'one-horse-towns' from abusing Texas
travelers using a form of 'legal' robbery. But what about bigger cities
like Seguin? Complaints have been swirling for decades about Seguin.
whole department is writing traffic tickets to fill city coffers
with cash." "The Court is in on it too, rubber-stamping anything a cop
says." "It's been going on so long elected officials have to know." "They've got more cops than any other city their size."
And this one really torques us as our readers know how we care about children,
"If they really
cared about safety they'd put flashing lights on their city owned school zone signs. But they don't care because fines are higher in the school zones." (Signs on state highways are paid for by the state.)
One of our contributors decided to research the complaint of more cops per capita and here are the results: Their own Seguin Police Department website
claims 48 patrol officers (not counting the court bailiff.) So, how
does the number of Seguin's traffic ticket writing officers, at 48,
stack up to other Texas cities of comparable size. Here is what the
Seguin Police have 76% MORE patrol officers than other Texas cities its size.
This is a disturbing fact. If Seguin is
perceived as preying on their own citizens instead of raising taxes or
reducing costs, (like their 20 extra ticket writing cops) they
jeopardizing their future. Seguin has been the recent happy recipient
of new, large revenue sources like the huge Caterpillar Plant.
Corporate executives are not going to relocate their plants and families
to Seguin if they think they will become fodder for a Traffic Ticket
From the 2010 Census, two
dozen cities were chosen to research: one dozen cities just above and
one dozen cities just below Seguin. Seven had websites to compare
Seguin's 48 *ticket writers against. We've provided their links below.
Those without websites responded by email.
*ticket writers - Our
contributor is well aware that any
sworn officer in Texas is authorized to write traffic citations but it
is also true that some rarely or never do, including:
administration, investigation, communication officers and bailiff(s).
Criteria used in this research was "regular citation writers" that
into the first of the following two categories: Those full-time, sworn
who, in category (1) regularly and/or normally write citations for traffic related
violations and not those in category (2) who rarely or never do.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Court is in session
The Blinding Spotlight of truth will soon be focused on our Justice System in Mudville. Judges and their underlings who Brazenly Subvert
justice for a self-serving form of 'Just Us' will be exposed. Violating
sacred, sworn oath to defend our Constitution, they act as if they
are completely ignorant of it or just don't care. Reporting on
this lawless behavior is only possible because of citizens
who bravely tell us their first-hand experiences. Coming
soon, we will begin a series of reports, starting right at the top with
the County Judge. This judge knowingly violated a county citizen's
constitutional rights and showed a callous lack of concern about it.
Local 'Rags' don't report on things like this because their
'professional' reporters show up at the courthouse, city hall, police
station, sheriff's office or public school office happy to receive the
official talking points hand-out. Reprinting these biased 'press
releases' makes their job easier and keeps them 'in good' with those
continual sources of propaganda masquerading as community news. Think: See no Evil -- Hear no Evil
-- Report no Evil.
Editors note: This report has been (obviously) delayed. Lo and
behold... the local 'rag' has decided (forced?) to report on the
current County Judge's real-time misdeeds. We'll wait a bit.
MUDVILLE — Fourth-grade teacher arrested
with loaded handgun and marijuana was released
two hours later. She was put on leave with pay
WE'RE NOT SURPRISED! Beguiling
Local 'rags' usually refuse to report frequently committed
sexual assaults on our children or staff malfeasance at 'Mudville' ISD,
sometimes one slips through their 'Hush It Up' filter. We have
on this criminal element and the dark heart in Mudville for
we will continue. Unlike those 'rags,' we will never
reprint the Beguiling
'Talking Points' or hide and distort the truth in order
to shamelessly profit local
real estate agents, 'developers' and speculators who promote 'Mudville'
ISD as 'the place to be.'
Big cities love proving their Big Schools are no
worse than our small ones, and in many ways, they are
on decades of local
been reporting this fact to you. This is one more page written into
Mudville's already tarnished record.
San Antonio KENS channel 5 video report, found under
their CRIME heading on 05/15/08 read: Teacher arrested for
having drugs and loaded gun. That teacher's Bonehead
Superintendent is heard
on the video saying; "We
have a very serious lapse of judgment -- at the very least."
[We respond; YEA ...
The lapse in judgment is YOURS
when you hired her and YOURS
also told the local rag; “I
was present during the entire incident,
which took place in the parking lot, and at no time were our students
or staff in danger." What a
Freudian slip of the tongue! She WAS indeed
for the ENTIRE
primarily take place in the parking lot... FOR OVER THREE YEARS!
Several reports indicate fourth grade 'teacher' Boyd took regular smoke
er... I mean toke
breaks in the
parking lot for years. While she smoked
her mind altering drug, was she also admiring her loaded
pistol and thinking about some of her more 'difficult' students?
Can you believe her audacity? She thinks 'the incident' that needed her
intervention [as just another spectator actually] was the
in a three
year long child endangerment saga going on
RIGHT UNDER HER NOSE! While law enforcement officers brought the REAL
three year long INCIDENT to an end, she wants district residents to
know; "I WAS
PRESENT," for those last seconds. She was there for those
few minutes when,
case in fact,
was NOT in charge. We want to know where she was for the
three years when she was in charge? For three years this
'teacher' took toke
under her nose, and many knew
Who’s to Blame
for High Property Taxes in Texas?
Fri, Dec 14, 2007, 01:53 PM
The San Antonio Express-News had a major story last weekend about
who’s to blame for the small savings in property taxes
have received “since state leaders approved a new
system 18 months ago.” That school-finance plan was designed
cut school property taxes by one-third over a three year period.
However, homeowners and other property owners are not seeing those
promised property tax cuts; and, according to the Express News, some
homeowners are blaming Gov. Perry for the “modest
decreases” in property taxes they are seeing.
Having chaired the Governor’s Task Force on Appraisal Reform,
me bluntly state that they are blaming the wrong person in criticizing
Gov. Perry for their meager reduction in property taxes. The real
culprits are the local taxing entities and their allies in the Texas
Legislature, most notably Democratic State Representative Mike
Villarreal of San Antonio and Republican Rep. Fred Hill of Richardson,
who did everything in their power to kill true appraisal reform in the
last session of the Texas Legislature.
The taxing entities were successful in killing legislation which would
have addressed the “stealth tax of skyrocketing property tax
appraisals in Texas and ever increasing levels of local property taxes.
Instead of exercising fiscal responsibility and limiting growth in
spending, many local governments and school districts took advantage of
this “windfall” of lower school property taxes to
significantly last year and this year as well. Of course, the result of
this spending splurge are higher property taxes which negated most of
the benefits of the one-third cut in school property taxes engineered
by Gov. Perry and John Sharp.
Had our recommendations been passed – which were strongly
supported by Gov. Perry – homeowners would not still be
for promised property tax relief. Among the legislative proposals that
were killed by the local taxing entities were the following:
Require voter approval of any local property tax increases above 5%
Reduce the appraisal cap on homesteads from 10% to 5% so that
homeowners only face a 5% maximum increase in property taxes annually.
1. Reform appraisal boards to include equal taxpayer
representatives on those boards. (Right now, the local taxing entities
totally control those appraisal boards with the power to hire or fire
the Chief Appraiser and appoint the members who serve on the appraisal
2. Allow for a local option of a one-half cent sales tax in
to reduce city and county property taxes on a dollar for dollar base.
3. Increase the margin of error on the
audits of local appraisal districts from 5% to 10%. (This technical
correction would have taken much of the pressure off local appraisal
districts from the Comptroller’s office to raise appraisals
If you want to blame anyone for the failure of the Texas Legislature to
address appraisal reform, one should start with the Texas Municipal
League and the Texas Association of Counties – two powerful
lobbying organizations for the local taxing entities which led the
fight to kill appraisal reform and any permanent tax relief. In
addition, the homeowners can thank Rep. Fred Hill and Rep. Mike
Villarreal who were the “point men” for the taxing
in killing permanent property tax relief. Don’t blame Gov.
for what went wrong on this issue in the last session of the Texas
An edited version was printed in Friday’s San
[Ed note: Additionally, our local Blood
wasted no time robbing us of what little tax relief we would have seen
by reversing it in their deceptively named "Tax Rollback" election. We
are doing our part by telling you the truth, which you do not get from
those neighboring "news" mouthpieces. Only your active
participation can stop the Back
and reverse the Binge
The aptly named Borrow
and Spend Gang won't allowed it!
liberals FEAR a FAIR ELECTION! The last one they
had -- that is, with any opposition, they lost by
57%! The ink hadn't even dried on the ballots before school officials
were dedicating themselves to hold another election to reverse those
results. It took them fourteen (14) months [the earliest date under
state law], thousands of
dollars, endless meetings, free continual promotion by the only paper
and radio station in the area, and the violation of election codes and
criminal laws to overturn that fair election. They only got
about 57% too.
Both sides increased their actual numbers, but obviously, they
"arm-twisted", cajoled, bribed and threatened more people than they
had previously. Their "above the
law" mentality and outlaw behavior not only
brought us another
'gimme-gimme election' and bought us another monument to
their crimes; this time we got the 'bonus' of a million dollars of RED INK
and nearly lost the school!
BRIBED, THREATENED AND WORSE
We do not exaggerate using "bribed
threatened." Everyone, with an independent thought, who has
economic dealings with this school [being the largest
business in a district with very few] is going to experience 'the
pressure' sooner or later. If you
'favorably' to bribes or threats, you will
be ostracized. If you still resist, we pray you have no
When children are attacked for the 'sins of their
there is hardly any lower they can sink. There are many
former residents and even
some educators (yes, sometimes they turn on their own) who have first
hand knowledge of their shameful, Neo-Nazi behavior. One of
our supporters was burned down because of it.
Was it retaliation for continued resistance? Why do
they do it?
JUST TO WIN -- AT ANY COST!
VIOLATING ELECTION CODES AND CRIMINAL LAW
They lie about facts
during an election. They use district
equipment, mailing lists, labels, envelopes and obviously funds to
promote and pass their elections -- all
Many say they only understand the language of
lawsuits! They have torn down our announcements
and stolen our handout material. They
have lied to State officials about our little political road signs and
then committed criminal vandalism against them. They even
STOLE four of our tiny [2' x 1-1/2'] signs in
the last election right after we put them up, which was only one week
election. The immediate timing of this crime indicates they
were 'lying in wait,' having premeditated it at their "BS
meetings." They claimed to State officials; "the signs are in
which is arguable, but our immediate survey showed dozens of their
no doubt, well in the right-of-way. Their signs were actually several
yards out into the middle of the right-of-way, both in
front of the school itself and at the business of their leading
proponent, the Gail that Blows South. Their criminal mind
will always justify
itself. These gangsters are so pitiful, they
think they can
not even risk having an election with our few tiny signs against their
lopsided advantages including hundreds of large, colorful signs, some
as large as 4 foot by 8 foot. They hurl Bottles
at us while driving by.
They even hurled a twenty
pound chunk of cast iron through one of our supporter's back
windshield, costing their family over $500. Criminal reports
filed and evidence turned in, so at the very least, if one of
their missiles causes injury, there is a record of their premeditation,
and sentences will
be increased. Since fingerprints can even be lifted
from Broken Shards, you
might want to reconsider 'cruising' with your Bud Sucking
friend if he puts on gloves to drink.
FOR THE RECORD: Since
the wife of this supporter is well known to often work close to the
highway, these attacks are considered ATTEMPTED MURDER!
REDEEM OUR COMMUNITY FROM
GREEDY, CRIMINAL, LIBERAL/PROGRESSIVES . . .
THERE IS ANY HONESTY LEFT IN ANY OF YOU, REIGN IN THE CRIMINALS IN YOUR
MIDST . . . OR TURN THEM IN!
~~~Public Notice to:
School Board and Administration~~~
CEASE and DESIST!
Cease and desist printing, making reference to, releasing
information containing, otherwise using, or allowing to be
the term "Roll Back" within the context or relating to your upcoming
TAX INCREASE ELECTION on September 30, 2006.
the facts, in an election in Texas, is illegal. Further violation by
the school board, administration or their surrogates will
the district to legal liability.
(district residents and taxpayers)
to see a strengthening grass roots movement
emerging around this election. We provide the following
from an anonymously mailed letter solely for
those who may not have seen it. We are not responsible for it but agree
with many points contained. As it suggests, we also suggest that you
any claim made for yourself. Unlike the other side, who operate in
closed sessions, don't have time for questions, and repeat carefully
scripted talking points, we believe more information is better than
The Real Information on the
DID YOU KNOW???
- If the "rollback" tax vote passes, your taxes will increase 13 cents
per $100 valuation this year and 45
cents per $100 valuation next year. This "rollback" will forever increase your taxes
as your property value increases yearly.
- House Bill 1
provides taxpayers with a 33%
reduction in property taxes: 11% this year and an
the following. This information can be verified at www.capitol.state.tx.us
- House Bill 1
also provides teachers with a $2000
pay raise and restoration of a $500 health insurance stipend.
- School officials did
not take ownership of the $1,000,000 debt and they have not made
serious cuts to the budget.
were told there have been cuts made to the current administrators'
benefits. Are they referring to the health benefits, car allowances,
and cell phone allowances in excess of $60,000 yearly
that the administrators were receiving without the board of educations'
knowledge? Health insurance was paid for by the district for each
administrator's entire family. (We were the only district in the state
to do this!) The legal term for this practice is known as gifting of public funds
and is a felony.
These contracts were never
presented to the school board for approval. Why hasn't this been
elementary teacher (wife of a coach) received a $1,000 Masters Degree
stipend for several years when in fact she does not hold a Masters
Degree. This, too, is a felony. Why hasn't this been
- The baseball field bond budget approved by the voters has
by more than $36,000. Where did the money come from to make up the
difference? Who was responsible?
- The legal bidding process has not been in place in the
NISD. Aggregate bidding
was allowed on the baseball field project. Contracts were awarded to
the athletic director's friends and spouses of district employees. Aggregate bidding is also a
felony. Why was this allowed to happen? Why hasn't this
- The pay for district aides has increased
from $109,155 to $164,590. How can this be when they say they cut 2.5
aide positions? $54,000 of new money has been added this year for extra
duty aide pay!
- The administration says they have cut a high
school counselor's position leaving 3 counselors for 4 campuses. But a
closer look at this year's budget shows a salary padded with stipends
for the high school counselor that could buy 2 counselors for the price of 1!
- NISD has 19
coaches. Yet the average number of coaches for a 2A district is 12.
district's auditing firm informed the board of education that applying
any amount of the $700,000 of bond interest money to the 2006-07 debt
would result in a loss
of state revenues for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years.
But they did it anyway!!
if we vote no and the rollback election fails, House Bill 1 will substantially
reduce your taxes.
- The NISD so called
"rollback" will INCREASE
your taxes!! Average homeowners will pay $600 more per
year! THIS IS NOT A ROLLBACK!!
All of the above information can be verified through purchase
orders, audits, budgets, salary schedules, and board minutes/tapes.
These are available by request through the Freedom of Information Act
at the NISD central office. The law states that the information must be
made available as soon as possible not to exceed 10 days.
TO HIGHER TAXES!!
Why VOTE AGAINST
this *17 cent TAX INCREASE?
15 reasons to vote against
the tax increase and suggestions for clearing the debt:
* The school already grabbed a 4 cent increase they didn't have to ask
us for; they want another 13 cents with this election.
- Tell them;
"Go back to work and make some hard cuts." It is
replace teachers who retire, to not buy
extra paper clips, to slash our homestead exemption, and raise taxes.
work is handing out "pink slips," and cutting "soccer-mom's" favorite
want to continue everything as before, by just digging
deeper into that same -- one -- pocket . . . landowners!!
- Tell them;
"You FLUNKED!"They still don't believe it. "Wiley" says
the board; "don't have time to play the blame game..."
- Tell them;
"We demand RESPONSIBLE
management, live within the
budget & stop
just increasing TAXES!!"
- The "Sky" is NOT Falling! The Beguiling
Super even said; "...we have two years
serious sanctions from TEA." And what are these "serious sanctions? She
said; "Financial advisers ...managers or conservators could
be assigned..." Now we sure don't need any of those kind of people
around here, do we? The last time we had someone "snooping into the
books," a popularly elected board member who ran on her financial
accounting credentials, she was "run out of town" by unfounded
accusations from a teacher, the wife of a newly elected board member.
the tax base! Seek more industry like
Motorola instead of libeling
them. The only industry really promoted by this school is the one
turning our states finest black
ALL the surrounding districts actively work at this and they have ALL
other revenue sources for a change! What
ever happened to the tax that used to be collected on autos newer than
eight years old? Cities can collect taxes on every sort of
utility, what about that? At least renters could "share the pain" then.
- Twenty paid
coaches!? You must be kidding! Our guess is
there are plenty of parents who would volunteer . . . FOR FREE!
- Fire the Beguiling
Super -- save
$2,000.00/week? We are sure our board members are capable
of receiving reports directly from our principals, without getting them
- Eliminate all
"assistant" administrators! Their work used to be done by
secretaries at a much lower salary.
- Reduce four
campuses to three
or even back to two. At least pink slip the extra set, or two
sets of administrators and staff. Consider the fact that when
each "campus" was divided and a new principle and staff hired, both
sets immediately had half the work the first one had originally.
Did they work for
If they work the next two years for what they worked for last
year, nearly $500,000.00 could be saved! Shouldn't those who
shared the ill gotten gain also share the pain? Instead of considering
all options like this one in the middle of this "crisis", the Beguiling
Super does not miss an opportunity to insist
- Charge riders
cost of riding buses, eliminating the entire transportation
This is standard at many schools around the country. Demand the
sidewalk promised, the county extension between Church & Link,
install bike racks and ENCOURAGE
walking & riding.
- FUND RAISERS!
Why don't we get that Blundering Saboteur
that helped put us here do a string of gigs like he did while
we paid him his Beguiling Super
salary. Aren't we needy? Maybe we're not a worthy enough cause.
We firmly believe in voluntary donations and individual
responsibility! If all the Progressive/Liberals who intend on voting
for this tax hike, will donate only
the average amount spent by homeschoolers to educate their own
children [about $500, while still paying taxes
Progressive/Liberals kids] the problem is solved!! So,
about it? Will you put your
money where your mouth is, or do you continue to insist on
picking people's pockets to put their
money where your mouth is, to entertain your
kids? You read that right. The original concept of "everyone"
supporting the education
of all children to improve the nation's literacy as a whole, has been
grossly perverted. Now, only a few pay so we can largely entertain and
- Sell or lease
several have dubbed our new Taj Mahal. We need another antique strip
mall, right? Maybe our neighboring school district would like it.
They've been dumping their kids out here for years, shouldn't they have
Vote AGAINST more
increases this Saturday, Sept. 30th?
Progressives get a C+ . .
. School Board an F
The latest mailing from the "Progressive
group is surprisingly accurate with NO claim that this tax increase
election is some kind of a "Roll Back." They deserve credit
for honesty on this hotly argued point, but the school board
FAILS on the issue. Our progressive friends could have scored
higher grade if not for three important points. They are:
- continuing their "Chicken Little - Sky is Falling" fear mongering.
- continuing to shift blame to Motorola, an easy scapegoat,
for the RED
INK instead of naming names -- AND CLAIMING IT!
- shamelessly trying to lure the elderly into casting an
unprincipled vote, assuming they only care about money.
- Why do school officials continue their past behavior of
election mis-conduct? Dirty tricks like mis-labeling,
outright deception are still
being used. Why do they disrespect democracy? Do
they fear an HONEST
election? The law requires of them no less, but we still see
trying to fool the public. They are capable
of plain, honest communication as seen below, but not to the folks.
PRINT declaration excerpt below, is hidden away on their website here: http://www.nisd.us/Forms/Election/Signed%20Ordinance%20to%20Set%20Tax%20Rate.pdf
TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST
YEAR'S TAX RATE. THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE TOTAL TAXES ...
The school is trying to mislead the voters by calling this a "Roll
Back" Election. They are counting on "our ignorance" to win
election by calling this a "Roll Back" election. They are
lie to us in "talking points" hand outs, newspaper articles and on the
radio. They are showing us once again that
dishonesty and propaganda still
the day there. And they want you to trust them with more money?
It is VERY SAD they continue to model this
behavior to our students. This may be the only class in
they get. Children are like sponges, and very observant.
have received emails here from some of them who say they agree
"win at any cost" mentality they have learned. Another legally required filing
at the below address again PROVES they KNOW what they
are doing: http://www.nisd.us/Forms/Election/Rollback%20Election%20Resolution.pdf
In the above school link, their own document is very clear.
Three times it shows they all
fully understand the "ROLL BACK" is something that already
They understand we already have our roll back to $1.69.
want to take it back. It proves they are purposely
mis-leading us! If
they had ANY honor, they would immediately stop referring to this as a
"Roll Back!" Do they have to conduct every election
be a "Roll Back of the Roll Back" but it is NO Roll Back, and they know
it! They are counting on fooling and deceiving enough voters to pass
it. They know some people will vote for it when
they wanted to vote for
less taxes. It is criminal to misrepresent election facts.
That is why the state requires the above public declarations.
NO Sept. 30
Questions for the
- Isn't it illegal for the Beguiling
to promote either
side, in any way, or misrepresent any fact?
- Why are you conducting a dishonest election, calling it a
"Rollback"? [this is a TAX INCREASE of 8%]
- From lines 2-4 of your letter to taxpayers, are we to
INK was OK until there was a repercussion?
- From your lines 1-3 of "THE HISTORY"; based on your now
admitted Bubble of Students,
did the Build Schools
at any cost gang form the Borrow & Spend
Committee and use that "Sky is Falling" fairytale to criminally
overturn our election?
- From line 4, minus 1/2% and plus 1.18% is still a PLUS, so
why are you complaining?
- From line 5 [and 6 of the next 7 lines]: Isn't shifting the
blame to Motorola continued
- Didn't Motorola pay about half the districts local taxes
for thirty years?
- With such official displays of "gratitude," why would any
other large business move here?
- Why did you write a whole paragraph blaming Motorola
the real reason we are in this situation, which is too many years of Beguiling
Superintendents and school Board
Suck-ups who were . . . JUST THAT!?
- From paragraphs
2 & 5, why weren't tighter controls on purchasing already in
- From paragraphs 2, 3 & 6, why is everyone being cut
EXCEPT . . .
- From paragraphs 4 & 7, TEACHERS and ADMINISTRATION?
- Isn't it true that their salaries are the majority of our
budget, around 70-80%?
- Since teachers' salaries, based on hours required, are 75%
than their business world counterpart with a similar education, why did
you give them raises? [see www.DontBS.us/teachersalary.html]
- Considering our RED INK,
why did you mention raising teachers' salaries TWICE in your one page
- WHO ARE YOU REALLY WORKING FOR?
VOTE NO more
this TAX INCREASE!
BEING PLAYED FOR FOOLS
AGAIN?! -- HOW DARE THEY CALL THIS A "ROLL BACK"
We ALREADY have our Roll Back,
from our State Legislators and Governor. These Brazen Spinmeisters
want us to Vote it away.
now have $1.69 and they want us to vote for $1.82!!
Don't take our word for it; read what
Senator Wentworth said; "House
Bill 1 provides for a 33 percent reduction in property taxes: 11
percent this year and another 22 percent the following year."
He further said the State will "offset the reduction in property
taxes" to the school districts and "immediate tax relief will be
provided by using $2.1 billion of the state surplus."
Go to: www.DontBS.us/senator.htm
his letter, or if you want to read the whole law
VOTE to KEEP YOUR REAL TAX
ROLLBACK -- VOTE NO
-- VOTE AGAINST
theirs -- Sept. 30th
Will the Blood Sucking
stop? They squandered, or "lost track of" a million
($1,000,000) dollars of our hard earned money, and they
WANT MORE?! They've given us
the highest taxes in the area, for years, and $1.69 is still the state MAX!
Land owners have
been covering their greed and screw-ups for decades
and they show their "appreciation," by taking away
Homestead Exemption. Now, when we finally get a little tax
from the state, they
want to snatch that away too! Our new
over priced Beguiling Supers'
is to cut paper clips but still "increase...teacher
this in addition to the state paid $2,500 raise they all got this year,
or was she just spinning again?
They did tell us one thing right; 80% of
is in salaries, but that's where their candor ends. The hard
is . . . most of the belt tightening has to be done right there, and it
really does not matter whether some among us "DO NOT want to
that happen!" Staff is bloated, and the student to
ratio is still only 14.1. Four campuses, with four sets of
over paid administration and staff is a "luxury" we could not
afford. Buses are expensive luxuries used by only
some of the kids, some of the time, and what ever happened to that
sidewalk we were promised? (Our kids will live longer and
healthier if they walked a bit more.)
We are always told that we under pay our teachers, so maybe
should do some
of these extra "under paid" teachers a favor and let them
to the big city where a beginning
teacher can start
When things are tight, everyone should
pitch in, but
there always seem to be "sacred cows" like teachers, band,
football and buses that are paraded out to threaten us
with. Land owners have been the "sacrificial cow"
long, and they are being led to slaughter again. Maybe it
is time that extra-curricular activities
that benefit only a few students are paid for by that group,
however -- it is worth restating; cuts
should start at the top!
Let's tell them to go back to work and this time really sacrifice, like
we have. Tell them with your vote AGAINST on
School Board Elections
electing a teacher to their
School Board, or even a professor at the local college, is a good
decision. One recent candidate obviously
thought coming from a long family line of teachers some how
qualified him for the Board. He proudly claimed both his
qualified him. He claimed his wife, his mother and father,
his uncle, grandfather and mother-in-law. WOW -- What
BS! You can bet your money, and --
you are betting
that this kind of candidate is going to
But WHO are school board members suppose to
Should board members be elected to represent teachers? NO! Teachers
have plenty of representation from their shear numbers, from
administration, from unions, from the media, from public support and
from a majority of
politicians as they
But WHO are school board members suppose to
Some voters think that since the school is suppose to be "all about the
students," that every aspect
of the school is about the kids.
This misguided belief also causes them to reject candidates
who don't have children currently enrolled. Have you noticed
members leave office after their
kids are out of school? Are
they cowering to this social prejudice or are they just that selfish?
But WHO are school board members
Should board members be elected to represent students? Yes,
only to a degree. Students are
represented by their parents and board members should represent
students only as
surrogates of the students' parents. Unfortunately, many
members and their policies regularly undermine parents, but that is an
issue for another time.
But WHO are school board
members suppose to represent?
School Board members should represent constituents
... all of
them!!! This is their legal and moral obligation.
is a constituent? First and foremost, they must live in the
school district! And live means to reside
-- not just have
residence that can then be used to Brazenly
. They must be legally
able to vote, whether they
not. This includes parents and
non-parents, big land owners and
owners, the popular "talking heads" and
quiet citizen. EVERY CITIZEN WITHIN THE DISTRICT 18 and over,
is that board members constituent. Citizens have NO OTHER
within this system.
Much of what is wrong in the district
is a direct result of school Board
who fraudulently represent every
group except those
empowered them -- their constituents.
When these schemers are not advancing their own family and friends,
are ignorantly Beguiled
by the Superintendent.
One example of this lack of proper representation is seen in the fact
by and large, this district is still socially
and economically conservative, but you would not know that
the Boards policy and actions.
Elect someone who PROMISES to represent YOU --
then DEMAND they do!
is all too common among government schools who ignore the law, the
Education Code, and use Bullying,
parents and students when it suits them. Mudvilles checkered
past will continue to be chronicled here, but since "misery like
company," the miserable behavior of Mudvilles neighbors will not be
The Texas Home School Coalition
Association legally defends families who are threatened
or attacked by the overwhelming force of the Government
THSC know the
law and the
Education Code and are fearless in facing down
Contact them at http://www.thsc.org or call (806) 744-4441
Letter to Seguin ISD
February 24, 2006
Mr. Steve Hudson
1111 N. Bruns
Seguin, Texas 78155
Dear Mr. Hudson,
I am writing on behalf of Mr.
T___ U________, a
member of our Association. Mr. and Mrs. U________ gave
notice of the withdrawal of their child via certified mail on
February18, and your office signed for that letter on February 21,
2006. According to the Mr. U________, you contacted him on
cell phone on Monday February 20, at which time you told him that the
law required him to make a personal appearance at the school and sign
withdrawal papers. According to Mr. U________, you also
him again the next day and angrily insisted, once more, that he must
come to your office and sign the forms, in spite of the fact that he
told you they had sent a certified letter noting the withdrawal and
your office signed for it that day. You threatened to send a
truant officer to his home and take legal action; in fact, Ms. Teresa
Cuevas did go to their home and left a warning for truancy of their
Mr. Hudson, you are mistaken;
the law does not
require a parent to make an appearance or sign district withdrawal
forms. According to the Commissioner of Education, it is not
necessary for a parent to complete school forms if they have given
written notice of withdrawal, nor is it required by law. Mr.
U________ has given written notice of the withdrawal of his child and
has cooperated with your requests as recommended by the Texas Education
Agency. Please remove his child from the rolls of your school
immediately. Failure to do so or any further action by you or
school district against Mr. and Mrs. U________ or their child, will
expose you and Seguin ISD to legal liability.
Enclosure: Commissioner Letter
cc: Mr. T___
U________; Ms. Teresa Cuevas;
Dr. Irene Garza, Superintendent, Seguin ISD; Dr. Shirley J. Neeley,
Commissioner of Education; Mr. Robert Scott, Chief Deputy Commissioner
of Education; State Senator Jeff Wentworth; State Representative Edmund
Kuempel; Texas home schoolers
We hear much about "local control" these days, particularly relating to
school districts. However, only the pitifully naive and some Big
School "insiders" believe
that most government
schools, including Mudville's, is locally controlled. The
is, such little respect exists for our democratic process that
prospective board members shouldn't dare think their election will put them in control of
Even after campaigning on specific issues and receiving a mandate to
carry them out, newly elected board members find themselves
stonewalled, "trained," or run off if they don't "get in
This "Line" is not Bigger
buildings, though that is one result, but just Big
School, sometimes known
as Big Education--one of
three Socialistic power seeking groups along with Big Labor and Big
Government. This "Line" is implemented and promoted by
Departments of Education, institutes of higher learning, teachers
unions, and a myriad of other groups. This literal army
Superintendents] to keep
local "rabble" in line. If board members should "get
out of line," as we saw here for example, by asking "wrong" questions,
they are attacked on all sides like from a pack of mad dogs.
they are even being sent off to "obedience training," where they are
meant to become Barking Sheepdogs,
and join the rest of the pack. Beguiling
Supers themselves attend
seminars to hone their
technique for wrenching effective control away from those who
are duly elected and legitimately have it. This pack
infests board members
and most hirelings who "toe the Line" of these Beguiling
Supers and hides itself
like "School Spirit," "Support our Teachers," and our favorite; "For
our Children." Any school Board
who "toes that Line" betrays our children by betraying the parents who
placed them there. Some hirelings regularly and shamelessly
exploit our children in the classroom by propagandizing them with the Big
School "Line," and have
done so for years.
It is rare to impossible to find a student that hasn't also been
trained to "toe that Line."
attempt, by school officials, to turn children against their
not only unprofessional, but immoral and despicable!
control?--don't you believe it for a second. Oh, there's an
elaborate theater production going on to give the appearance of local
control, but the Monday evening board meetings and occasional
special meetings are all a
ruse. The most control any citizen has these days in their
government school is ... maybe . . . a
If control over your local school and your own childs' mind
by a heartless national conglomerate of self-serving power mongers
bad enough, hold onto your hat. The United Nations wants that
too. It's amazing how ignorance, blind
and apathy from parents can have such far reaching, even international,
results. Read the following
CATO Institute summit notice below--but first, our heartfelt advice:
Take control of
children's education. They were given to you as a sacred
from God and you are compelled to do it and do it right, by His standard; "Train up a child in the way
go..." Proverbs 22:6.
This September's United
summit in New York will assess progress
toward the goal of achieving universal basic education by 2015. Many
people argue that the only way for children in poor countries to
receive a basic education is through more international aid for public
schools. That view, however, ignores the crucial role that private
education can play, and is already playing, in serving the educational
needs of the poor. As surprising as it may be, private schools today
serve some of the poorest people on the planet. A CATO Institute
conference September 8th however, includes the screening of a
commissioned by BBC World exploring private schools in one of the
poorest slums in Africa—Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria. The film,
the research of Professor James Tooley, shows how 75 percent of the
poorest children attend private schools that are better and cheaper to
run than their public school counter-parts. Interviews with parents
show clearly why they prefer private schools. Footage shot in the
public schools and interviews with officials in charge reinforce the
reasons for that preference. Following the screening, Tooley
present the findings of a two-year global study of private schools for
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SCHOOL OFFICIALS EXPOSED
school taxes are the
lion's share of all taxes
and those who have been entrusted with them here have proven themselves
unworthy at best and possibly criminals, if we had prosecutors with
backbone. Those who take by
threat of force want more and more without satisfaction. We
have the highest tax rate in the area and they never stop talking and
planning more Borrowing
They show little sense of
responsibility to hard working taxpayers they oppress by their
waste and misappropriation of tax revenue. Instead, they've
made a habit of playing fast and loose with what
they quickly come to believe is "their" money. EASY COME --
GO! And Lately ... They expect us to pay our
taxes AND part
of the taxes of other districts!
Naked truth Brings Shame
Being made to pay your taxes AND your neighbors?
He who oppresses the poor
contempt for his Maker - Proverbs 14.31
The prejudice of racism is common here, but more common may be the
prejudice of Social-Economic discrimination, i.e. prejudice AGAINST the
POOR. This type of prejudice may top the list here, as we
bumper crop. For years, many poor, Hispanic families with
multi-generations of graduates from this school were told to GET OUT
because they lived on the district's fringe,
even though the board made sure that those "chosen" [and personal
even outside the district, were allowed to stay and continue robbing
BUT ... THAT
WAS THEN -- THIS IS
"Trust"ees and a succession of Beguiling
Supers have, for some
time now, wanted this
district to grow and have actively worked to that end. While
their hypocritical "Chicken Little, Sky is Falling" charade of blaming
growth", they've covertly worked to encourage this growth.
have they worked to grow the school? Three reasons from three
groups we can identify:
three groups combined are a very small minority of the eligible voters,
but apathy among the majority has allowed these minority groups to
- The first
group are those in
want more power, or money. The bigger a school district, the
bigger its' budget including salaries, and money also equals
power! This can explain the
promoting motives of employees, a Beguiling Super and those he most beguiles with
of power, the Board
- Then you
have a group of
newer residents, who move here leaving a Big School behind. They often Blindly
school will solve their problems. Once here, they are
with what we
have provided and
spurred on by their
sense of Entitlement, they set out to build this school into
some "Model of Wonderment". In reality, they want to build
into the HELL they left behind. This group also brings with
their Big Society
scruples -- that is to say; they have no scruples at all.
don't care what laws they break and have increased criminal activity in
our community. This group empowers
motivates the first group and increasingly populates the first
- The last
group doesn't reason
all, but only mimics the actions of the other groups in a "Me
Too", "keep up with the Joneses" mindset.
Because of past Boards' locally bred Social-Economic and Racial
discrimination, they used
to run some poor, usually Hispanic, families out of the school who
lived on the border fringe, but turned a collective blind eye
actual out of district middle-class, usually White students.
these alleged to "live with
"cousin", or even their "step-mother from Hell" in order to steal an
education paid for NOT by their actual neighbors. Most local people
KNOW these facts as small communities have few secrets, and they would
have been easily provable, but those Boards weren't interested. Such
THAT WAS THEN, but NOW, and
years, our Board
of Schemers fiscal
irresponsibility has been
by several Beguiling
Supers who only wanted to
boost their personal
resumes by growing this school. They have turned their
eye to nearly everyone. It's no wonder that the out of
radio station and newspapers are
always FOR our bond
issues. It costs them nothing and they've
using our school
troubled youth from their large
school district for a long time. It's
cheaper for them and improves their dismal statistics. Our Board
of Schemers are happy to
have any head to count
in the morning. They further pumped up
student rolls, to give some sense of reality to their imagined "growth
crisis" and to justify their building programs, by telling all
employees, no matter where they pay their
school taxes, to; "bring your kids here". [Do they also extend
that same "free" bonus, equal to about $7,000.00 per year per
student, to employees of their Bus Service
and all the district's OTHER suppliers, like
air-conditioning, cafeteria food, accounting service, or even their
supply companies, and if not, WHY NOT? Is it legal to have
inconsistent policies? We're wondering when some greedy
going to talk an employee into filing suit or worse, a class action
suit against such
policies? Take an actual employee who lived in and worked for
district with half a dozen kids who attended all 13
This employee was denied the equivalent of $546,000.00 worth of "free"
tuition employment bonuses that would have been part of his employment
"package" if only the family lived
outside the district. The employees' only "crime" was living in
paying taxes to this district. If
court ordered this district to recompense this employee and expanded
that to include all similar employees, even going back just a few
years, THE SCHOOL WOULD BE BANKRUPT -- IT WOULD SHUT THE SCHOOL
Such is the continuing irresponsibility of these Blundering Simpletons.]
Emboldened by their success in
growing the school
which is their true
motive yet always
denied, they counted on public ignorance as usual. The board
"secretly" played word games
with policy writing to codify the means for even further growth of the
district. They nuanced
the words "resident"
order to give those who have a
little money a tool to further rob those who have not.
Under the Board's "Residence"
policy, you don't have to be a
to send your kids here. You only have to buy or
rent a Broken-down Shack
, i.e. a "Residence"!
This has the added "benefit" that will attract usually White, but at
least the economically middle class. The poor can't afford
expenses. This furthers the Board's
Social-Economic and Racially
discriminatory policies. There
have even been some enrolled whose family acquired a "Residence" in the
but who are in reality
different county. They have further compounded their evil by
committing VOTER FRAUD by regularly voting in district elections.
Allegedly, this "issue" was addressed by "Trust"ees but, of
course, it was given the old Admit Nothing-Deny
Everything "song and dance" so common from them. Only when
enough light is shown on this evil of constantly robbing taxpayers
through their greed, waste and indulgence, might they "remember" that
they work for us, and the Beguiling
Super works for them --
they don't work for
him. Assuming of course that one day the
Board does see this "light" and stops pumping up student
rolls, one simple solution is to commission someone to
report ALL students who do not actually LIVE in the
district. Short term savings alone, realized from removing
district students, would more than cover costs. Furthermore,
we encourage a lucrative BOUNTY be payable to ANYONE [of any age]
first provides information that proves a student does not live in this
district. Echoes may not be heard in the halls, but this
alleged "overcrowding problem" would be seen as the Big
Story that it's always
been. Of course this
should happen ONLY AFTER the Board quits
deceiving those who elected them to EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN.
can begin to RESPONSIBLY CARRY OUT THE TRUST
THEM OVER OUR TAXES by re-writing this policy WITHOUT the word
We often get emails that unfortunately indicate a severe lack of
understanding and basic common sense so we're sure to get a few now who
will ask; "What's wrong with the Board giving a free education to
whoever they want to?" To this misguided soul let us inform
you one universal truth about Taxation. The citizens of the political
known as constituents, who pay the tax should
benefit! It's really quite simple to
understand; everyone lives and pays taxes in some district.
We understand apathy
you have now
learned of the
power and misappropriation of tax revenue, what will you do to set this
right? If you don't, Who has the greater
society of sheep must in time beget a government of
wolves." - Bertrand de
From: January 24,
"TRUST" EES MEET TONIGHT
MUDVILLE -- "Trust"ees meet tonight in public hearing over
the remainder of one property into this district that we're told sits
in three school districts. A Peek in the recent local
pages about this issue show how concerned some are about this
communities' history of discrimination, and for good reason.
"ignorant" poor have been made to
believe that the "trust"tees and Beguiling
Super have wrung their
hands to the bone over
this "complicated issue." Don't
BS us! Whether a part of their 89 pound written
"Bible" or not, the simple solution and what we understand was once the
standard procedure in these cases had been to determine which district
the master bedroom was in. That was the district where your
children could go. We really don't understand what all the
about. If this family, or any family, really wants a Mudville
"education", they can NOW just rent a Broken-down
and STEAL IT from
The Board of "Trust"ees have made it very easy to do.
[see follow up story: GOVERNMENT
SCHOOL OFFICIALS EXPOSED]
Every Autumn in Mudville is time for Brisket
at the annual Bar-B-Q Supper
and in Texas, BBQ Beef
is no BS. Once
though, beef is not the only "red" meat to be offered up in Mudville,
and that is
Year after year, the same goofy "injun" has been served up to the
community as some kind of "de-facto" mascot, and we ask whether the use
of this image is the result of Blind
both? Surely those responsible must know from the "old
even a local web
there is no "Injun" associated with the town name but rather the
Christian scholar St. Jerome. Or is this evidence of systemic
racism in our community? This unflattering clown like,
stereotypical depiction of a "Red" Man Brings
on the community and should cause red faces on all whose conscience is
not seared and whose heart is not hardened. While only a
hundred miles west, "paleface" will find himself the
Native Americans, we wonder if the belief that "there ain't no Indians
around here" has emboldened those responsible, much like gossiping
about someone after they leave the room? We also wonder if
even know or care that last year the local government school had two
American children registered and this year has one? How has
made them feel? Jesus said; 'Truly,
I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren,
you did it to me."
Furthermore, we ask which of the 562 federally recognized Native
American tribal governments did those responsible for this image obtain
the rights to use it AND the cultural symbols it contains, or do they
simply think they are entitled? Do they think they have a
right to take and use anything from the Native
American culture they want? It has been suggested
by one Native American that; "such a
sense of entitlement to everything Native stems from the initial sense
of discovery the first Europeans felt. This entitlement
right to just take what is indigenous, with complete disregard for
peoples, in a manner in which the perpetrators would not think of doing
so easily with other traditions. It is only when one
objectifies Native people that such appropriation can occur."
us hope we've seen the last of "Injun Joe."
Another crop of students at Mudville's government school recently
walked the "graduation" stage having failed the most basic
subjects. Like too many previous classes, they fail in
fundamental areas like good citizenship, which should be anchored in
their understanding of American History. They fail because they are not
taught! For example, one of our
recent salutitorians could not identify Spain or Italy on a
These two countries
loomed large in America's history from Columbus through WWII.
They should have been 'covered' many times in various courses over 12
years. This same student drew a complete blank about Valley Forge,
kind of understandable since, for decades now, textbooks have
increasingly been expunged of our Founding Fathers
All meaningful history of America's beginning has been systematically
censored because our Founders made many references to God and the
Bible. The religion of Secular Humanism, promoted in all government
has no tolerance for any other. But textbooks
are only half the problem. A former graduate, third in class, admits
read any book assignment, being
able to bluff every teacher, and claimed many fellow
students did the same. Our students'
American heritage, here and in
government schools across the
country, is being squandered!
Mudville chooses to
hire and retain some of the worst excuses for 'teachers' and
administrators, who are... at best ... WARM BODIES!
- 4th grade
math teacher who brought marijuana and a loaded
piston to school.
- Sexual deviants who refuse to keep their dirty minds and hands
off our children.
- A Bestialized Super
who, in front of
four witnesses including two principals said; "I'll bet she puts out"
nodding toward a small girl, about 12, walking on the school
sidewalk about 50 feet away.
- Numerous sex crime "romances" 'swept under the rug' even
caught 'red handed' with the student in the back seat, on school
grounds, by our constable! In that case, the Beguiling
Super told our constable it would be
'handled,' and it was ... with Mudville's usual response.
The criminal's resignation is demanded, cowardly send these predators
off to stalk children in other districts. Of course, other
districts do the same. There is no courage to put these 'short eyes'
- Neophytes are irresponsibly given classes where they are
few years older than their students, breeding disrespect and often lust
-- in both directions.
- Promoting homosexual, lesbian and other deviancy to
- Coach/'teachers' who continue their gaming in the classroom
'their team' while all other students are left on their own -- even
removing the class to the bleachers so he could stripe the field.
Literally making his class watch paint dry!
- Liberal 'change-agents' whose teaching methodology
wastes the student's time at best, or nurtures them to embrace a "Blame
philosophy through the revisionist history they spew. Additionally,
polluted in many classes with trashy, rated "R"
Hollywood movies [without parental permission of course] while these
"teaching aids." [The schools library has a
video tape and DVD
collection that rivals Block
It is bad enough they are used to kill time and pacify the
but most disturbing is the fact that
"movie-time" is also used to promote a leftist Hollywood world
view attacking the beliefs held by most of the districts
NO Oct 5
2 OUT OF 3
Some have questioned our use of roadside signs that are one or a few
words each, and must be read in succession to understand the
message. This method was made popular by Burma Shave many
ago, before Interstates, when
drove the old 2-lane roads. Burma Shave signs would be posted
along those roads in farmers'
fields, about 100 feet
Will our newly re-elected "guardians of the law" prosecute?
"Facts are stubborn things; and what ever may be our
inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they can not alter the
state of facts, and evidence." President John Adams
The Sheriff says; "I believe you are a law-abiding citizen who has
worked hard for what you have. I also believe you are tired
people who turn to crime as an easy way to make a living with little
responsibility to society." Does the Sheriff only have
or will he uphold the law?
The County Attorney says; "she has fought against unethical practices
and conflicts of interest by government agencies ... As your County
Attorney, she believes protecting the public trust is her number one
priority." Using tax payers funds against them to steal an
election that steals NINETEEN
MILLION DOLLARS [$19,000,000.00]
certainly qualifies for "unethical practices and conflicts of interest
by government agencies." The "public trust" of half the
this area, and really everyone, has been trampled, so we are glad to
know it is her "number one priority."
We shall expect charges filed in the near future!
Public Law states:
Unlawful Use of
Public Funds for Political Advertising
(a) An officer or
employee of a
political subdivision may not spend
or authorize the spending of public funds for political advertising.
(b) This section does
not apply to a
communication that factually describes
the purposes of a measure if the communication does not advocate
passage or defeat of the measure.
(c) A person who
section commits an offense. An offense
under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 899, § 1, eff. Sept. 1,
Every point of the
law above has
been violated by officers and employees during the campaign leading up
to the December 6 election and as such, charges and convictions should
follow, no matter how apparently small the crime looks, it is still a
crime and the guilty ARE CRIMINALS!
Taking section "(b)
does not apply to a communication that
the purposes of a measure," we submit the following
You will of course note the criminally altered enrollment for year
"02-'03 given at 1,343. The factual figure is 1,260 and no
of "oops we goofed" is believable. DON'T BS US! The Belligerent
Socialites running the
show have been spouting off about growth, growTH, GROWTH for many
years, and many bond elections. It has been the central
issue for decades. THIS was NO goof! The Borrow
and Spend mindset
knew what they were doing. This "juiced up" criminal figure
appears only in this expensive, 2-color, slick glossy flyer, criminally
printed and mailed to
at taxpayer expense in school envelopes. The factual 1,260
appears in all "Official" reports to the State of Texas including the Texas
Education Agency, and even in a curiously similar
looking chart on their website. [If you care enough
the facts, the T.E.A. link above provides a
wealth of information that the Bolshevik
don't want you to know.]
Of course, when a Beguiling
Super lies to the
and the T.E.A. it can get him in serious hot water... might even be a
career ending dip. But lying to the home folk?
safe as stealing candy from a baby whose narcissistic parents have
abandoned it on the street corner.
Evidence of more criminal acts will be forthcoming,
as we promised, and will further prove the willingness of some local B.S.ers
to embrace evil. It is EVIL, as well as un-American,
un-Patriotic, immoral and un-Christian to stoop low enough to steal
elections and rob neighbors.
The forceful confrontation of Evil is often what is needed to break
through to very prideful people. C.S. Lewis wrote; "...the
evil, is Pride. ... it was through Pride that the devil became the
devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God
state of mind. ... As long as you are proud you can not know God. ...
For Pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love,
or contentment, or even common sense. ... How is it that
who are quite obviously eaten up with Pride can say they believe in God
... ? ...I am afraid it means they are worshiping an imaginary God. ...
I suppose it was of those people Christ was thinking when He said; 'I never knew you.'
of us may at any moment be in this death-trap." Lastly, it
be reposted here: Evil deeds
are done by evil people. 1Sa 24:13. Once you are convicted of that
truth, there is hope. May we here at "DontBS.us" serve HIM to help
convict your spirit.
MORE CRIMINAL EVIDENCE TO COME . . . STAY TUNED.
Kuempel on BALLOT BOX STUFFING;
"I agree the possibility of abuse
The following is a recent exchange of emails between our
State Representative, Edmund Kuempel, and one of our citizens
the ballot Box
issue raised by this site.
website, "www.DontBS.us" is
"For some years
school elections have been skewed by carrying the
around and setting them up at various "special"
you please inform me of, or direct me to,
find the law and history of the legislative
took a look at
the website and would be curious to know in what school district this
is occurring. I have never witnessed or heard of such a practice. Texas
law is very specific in its requirements for polling times, dates and
locations. The law on local school board elections is identical to that
for all other state, county and local races. These requirements can all
be found in Title 4. Texas Election Code. The Code can be found on the
web at www.capitol.state.tx.us
searched out ... the Law on this subject. It appears to be in Title 7,
Chapter 85 of the Election Code [below]. It
the website, "www.DontBS.us" nailed this one ... To answer your
question, my family is in the Navarro I.S.D., and I have heard of this
practice here for many years though I doubt, after reading the law,
that the same practice is not being used in every school district in
the state. I wonder if our State office holders foresaw how this would
be used to manipulate particularly public school bond elections? How
can it be considered fair and "above board" to give a group of voters
known to be highly pro-bond [that is parents of school age,
particularly younger, children] even MORE opportunities to vote when
most of them already frequent the school/voting area many times during
the early voting period?
will have time to answer my questions and share your thoughts
(a) Except as provided by
Subsection (d) or
(e), one or more
polling places other than the main early voting polling place may be
(1) the commissioners court, for an election in which the
clerk is the early voting clerk; or
(2) the governing body of the political subdivision served by
authority ordering the election, for an election in which a person
other than the county clerk is the early voting clerk.
(b) A polling place established under this section may be
located, subject to Subsection (d), at
any place in the territory served by the early voting
may be located in any stationary structure as directed by the authority
establishing the branch office. The polling place may be
in a movable structure in the general election for state and county
officers, general primary election, or runoff primary
Ropes or other suitable objects may be used at the polling place to
ensure compliance with Section 62.004. Persons who are not
expressly permitted by law to be in a polling place shall be excluded
from the polling place to the extent practicable.
69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986. Amended
1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 203, § 1.11, 1.12; Acts 1991,
Leg., ch. 554, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1997,
Leg., ch. 1349, § 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997,
Leg., ch. 1350, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997,
Leg., ch. 1381, § 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
§ 85.065. DAYS AND HOURS FOR VOTING:
IN LESS POPULOUS COUNTY.
(a) This section applies
only to an
election in which the territory served by the early voting clerk is
situated in a county with a population under 100,000. In an election in
which the territory served by the clerk is situated in more than one
county, this section applies if the sum of the populations of the
counties is under 100,000.
(b) Voting at a temporary branch polling place may be
on any one or more days and during any hours of the period for early
voting by personal appearance, as determined by the authority
establishing the branch. The authority authorized under
85.006 to order early voting on a Saturday or Sunday may also order, in
the manner prescribed by that section, early voting to be conducted on
a Saturday or Sunday at any one or more of the temporary branch polling
(c) The schedules for conducting voting are not required to
uniform among the temporary branch polling places.
That is the law on this issue, and I appreciate you calling it to my
attention. You are the first person that has contacted me about
additional voting places being a problem. After your last note, I
contacted a local election administrator to gauge the extent of the
problem. You are also correct that it
is used most often by school districts, especially for bond elections.
We hesitate to absolutely forbid additional locations because
legislature is interested in giving as many people as possible
opportunity to vote. When done correctly it can be a legitimate
practice, however, I
possibility of abuse is dangerous. I look for additional
in the future to curb this practice.
appreciate you calling this to my attention. I will certainly keep this
on my radar screen.
says; The good people of Texas are very interested in
as many people as possible the opportunity to vote". Maybe
legislators should consider having the ballot boxes carried door to
door like the Fuller Brush salesman of old. Or maybe we could contract
with the Jehovah Witnesses, who never seem to miss anyone. It
shamefully obvious that our school districts are NOT interested in
Justice. They are interested in "JUST US!" They want as many Borrow
and Spend people as
vote! These Machiavellian Bandits
and Snakes are only
in "Kingdom Building," and to them, the "end justifies any
People - contact your Texas State Representative and
and let them know this abuse of democracy must
stand! For this area: e-mail:EDMUND.KUEMPEL@house.state.tx.us
SHAME ON ALL OF US!
"...[M]uch to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the
means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so
plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass." --George
Does the saying, "Turning over in his grave come to
We have all had a hand in turning this great nation away from the clear
path this "Father of our Nation" and his brave countrymen set it upon.
Whether our hands are "on the wheel" of this mighty "ship" or we stand
with them in our pockets, we are guilty! An honest study
(which is not possible with the lying
textbooks pushed on our children)
mighty men, our forefathers, make the best of us look like Bad
What was President Washington saying by; "neglect the means?" At a
minimum, he was referring to the process
by which the people of this new nation would govern
into the future . . . ELECTION
We have neglected the process for sure with a shameful average of
only 3% of the qualified voters actually deciding the outcome, and
thereby running the school.
This writer cringes every time,
regardless of the outcome,
to see their
belief that 3% equals "support and confidence" from the community.
Though the recent numbers are rising, due largely to what we are
calling ballot Box "Stuffing,"
the percentage is still dismal.
Fact: For some years now, our school
have been skewed by carrying the ballot boxes around and setting them
up at various "special" events. This has resulted in the
Borrow & Spend
bond-letting [blood-letting] by government schools in Texas state
history. Since the government school runs the election process, and
invariably wants every
& Spend, Big
election to pass,
where do you think these boxes show up? The elementary school award
ceremonies and concerts are likely spots. The manipulation of
treasured election process by these mere hirelings is SHAMEFUL! The
REAL majority will rarely vote themselves a tax increase, and
these hirelings know it, so they have been "stuffing" ballot boxes to
"steal" their victory. Shame
Already quite favorable to the idea of spending other people's money on
their own children, who will be reaping the benefits the longest, most
elementary school parents don't need convincing, JUST CONVENIENCE! And
these hirelings know just how to provide it. If there is even a shred
of conscience in the parent's mind, who could resist when little Johnny
after being pinned with a blue ribbon, or Mary from the applause after
her presentation? We will grant ignorance to some parents, though--as
the police officer will tell you--ignorance is no excuse. Some of these
parents are very young, and have lived with "convenience" elevated to
near deity for their entire life. Maybe some think that THIS
"convenience" is offered to every demographic group, but
they just don't think!
The very FACT that this "convenience" is not made available and
logistically cannot be made available to every group equally may be the
"silver lining in this dark cloud" of shameful election
If you don't have a child in elementary school, just try to "crash the
in order to cast your vote in one of these floating ballot boxes.
Hopefully, brave patriots empowered by the
immorality of this injustice, and an army of angry voters will soon
confront this evil, and stop this abuse of our cherished democratic
process. If not, what could we see next, the return of the poll tax?
I wish I had captured a local man's face on film when he first heard
about this; a man who was born and raised in this district,
and graduated from this school, and said he; "votes in every
man who is normally quite reserved was visibly shocked and expressed
first disbelief, and then betrayal. And BETRAYAL is EXACTLY
this is. This goes way beyond neglecting the process that
Washington warned of; this is ballot Box
and this is wrong!
So how did this evil come upon us? Two words come to mind. We're Busy,
then Snoring. Shame on Us!
We think this BS also
Voter Fraud, but unfortunately, there is more BS
to report in those categories. Stay tuned . . .
Committee a disgrace to democracy
Voter Fraud, Ballot box
acts make for a shallow victory