Saturday, January 02, 2010

Letter to the editor

I have questions as to the cause of our water supply contamination in Daisetter.

I keep hearing that the pukey looking water and the contamination was caused by the sinkhole.
Now the word on the street is that the problem is being caused by water that Daisetter is borrowing from the hull water supply company.

This news is upsetting because I dont believe that TCEQ allows different water suppliers to swap water without somebody saying that is ok to do it. Besides that do the people in hull give the water to Daisetter and let them make money off us by selling it to us. The people in hull are generous but I bet they dont know that.

Other questions about city spending need to be answered because our tax dollars are at stake.
I keep hearing about these great big grants that we are getting and I wont to know where all the money is going.

And what about these rumors about some underhanded land deal out there by the new sewage plant. Who bought this land and sold it to the city.

Then we get into all the grant money for the police department. Some say that the city got a lot of grant money for this project. About all I see that we got for these big tax grants is a bunch of police cars sitting around collecting dust.

We Daisetter people need to stand up and ask were all of our tax money is going.

HAWK

Letter to the editor

I have questions as to the cause of our water supply contamination in Daisetter.

I keep hearing that the pukey looking water and the contamination was caused by the sinkhole.
Now the word on the street is that the problem is being caused by water that Daisetter is borrowing from the hull water supply company.

This news is upsetting because I dont believe that TCEQ allows different water suppliers to swap water without somebody saying that is ok to do it. Besides that do the people in hull give the water to Daisetter and let them make money off us by selling it to us. The people in hull are generous but I bet they dont know that.

Other questions about city spending need to be answered because our tax dollars are at stake.
I keep hearing about these great big grants that we are getting and I wont to know where all the money is going.

And what about these rumors about some underhanded land deal out there by the new sewage plant. Who bought this land and sold it to the city.

Then we get into all the grant money for the police department. Some say that the city got a lot of grant money for this project. About all I see that we got for these big tax grants is a bunch of police cars sitting around collecting dust.

We Daisetter people need to stand up and ask were all of our tax money is going.

HAWK

Letter to the editor

I have questions as to the cause of our water supply contamination in Daisetter.

I keep hearing that the pukey looking water and the contamination was caused by the sinkhole.
Now the word on the street is that the problem is being caused by water that Daisetter is borrowing from the hull water supply company.

This news is upsetting because I dont believe that TCEQ allows different water suppliers to swap water without somebody saying that is ok to do it. Besides that do the people in hull give the water to Daisetter and let them make money off us by selling it to us. The people in hull are generous but I bet they dont know that.

Other questions about city spending need to be answered because our tax dollars are at stake.
I keep hearing about these great big grants that we are getting and I wont to know where all the money is going.

And what about these rumors about some underhanded land deal out there by the new sewage plant. Who bought this land and sold it to the city.

Then we get into all the grant money for the police department. Some say that the city got a lot of grant money for this project. About all I see that we got for these big tax grants is a bunch of police cars sitting around collecting dust.

We Daisetter people need to stand up and ask were all of our tax money is going.

HAWK

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Obama and the Blame Game- Accuses CIA of Withholding Intelligence

The CIA on Wednesday rejected accusations that it failed to share vital information with other US intelligence agencies that might have helped prevent last week's attempted plane bomb attack.

The intelligence agency rejected charges that it possessed, but failed to disseminate, information about Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab that might have led to his being placed on a no-fly list.

"We learned of Abdulmutallab in November, when his father came to the US embassy in Nigeria and sought help in finding him. We did not have his name before then," said CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano.

"Also in November, we worked with the embassy to ensure he was in the government's terrorist database -- including mention of his possible extremist connections in Yemen," the CIA spokesman said.

"We also forwarded key biographical information about him to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)" Gimigliano said, referring to the government office tasked with compiling and integrating intelligence from various US agencies.

The CIA didn't have enough information or evidence in advance of any alleged threat to act.

President, Barack Obama railed Tuesday against the intelligence breakdown and demanded an accounting this week of how the US system failed.

Clearly, Obama was passing the buck by trying to lay blame at the feet of government entities which he is tasked with controlling.

The CIA is a professional organization which is tasked with protecting American interest, beyond America's borders. The CIA would never knowingly withhold intelligence which could save American lives.

Contributor, Ray Akins

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Editorial from: Talk Straight To Me

It should be very frustrating to voters of both parties and independents to read quotes from politicians like County Commissioner Norman Brown who was every open in the last two elections as he told citizens publicly that he was a Democrat “to the core” and had “always” been one because they best represent his values. I like Norman personally, but statements like his most recent one declaring himself a Republican because of changes in the values of the parties make me wonder how stupid he thinks all of us voters are.

To make matters worse, it appears District Judge Chap Cain was so impressed by Brown’s press release that he uses the same type of sales pitch to voters and beckons all of us “ his friends” to stick with him. If I were Cain’s friend I would tell him if he could not be more honest with himself at least he could be more honest with me and with the voters. I would tell him with no qualifiers that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed about the values expressed in the Democratic or Republican Party in many years. I would tell him people are ridiculing these kinds of statements all over town. I have heard them. I have read some of them. They are right!

To politicians who hold public office and want to change parties today, I would warn you that though you have been elected in the past and you may or may not have a bunch of friends that will remain loyal to you no matter what you do, most of us do not know you well. Most of us will form impressions by your actions and your words and we will vote for someone we believe is being honest with us. We will vote for someone who we believe has a well ordered mind and makes rational justifiable and wise decisions. Nothing about Brown’s and Cain’s explanation of their party change smells like anything but politics. No honesty. No rationality. No wisdom.

If a politician changing parties had never held office, or if they were younger, or if they had had some kind of religious conversion or a philosophical epiphany, I would accept their decision on face values, but these two men claim no such thing. It may not be that they were caught sniffing cocaine or cheating on their wife or enriching themselves by using information their office affords them to make money off of real estate, but it is the same type thinking that politicians have exercised and discredited themselves with voters over the years.

Imagine a Judge asking us to trust his decisions, decisions that affect so many of our friends and neighbors, when on the one decision we get to hear an explanation of we hear this!

Oh some “win at all cost” Republicans may say we are glad to have both of them because incumbents are difficult to beat. And I guess some embarrassed Democrats may embrace both of them because they may not have anyone to run against them and they want to stay connected to those in power. But we independents are sick and tired of these kinds of politicians and we look forward to the next election and sending a message to them: “it is not us that lack judgment, gentlemen”.

Editorial from: Talk Straight To Me

It should be very frustrating to voters of both parties and independents to read quotes from politicians like County Commissioner Norman Brown who was every open in the last two elections as he told citizens publicly that he was a Democrat “to the core” and had “always” been one because they best represent his values. I like Norman personally, but statements like his most recent one declaring himself a Republican because of changes in the values of the parties make me wonder how stupid he thinks all of us voters are.

To make matters worse, it appears District Judge Chap Cain was so impressed by Brown’s press release that he uses the same type of sales pitch to voters and beckons all of us “ his friends” to stick with him. If I were Cain’s friend I would tell him if he could not be more honest with himself at least he could be more honest with me and with the voters. I would tell him with no qualifiers that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed about the values expressed in the Democratic or Republican Party in many years. I would tell him people are ridiculing these kinds of statements all over town. I have heard them. I have read some of them. They are right!

To politicians who hold public office and want to change parties today, I would warn you that though you have been elected in the past and you may or may not have a bunch of friends that will remain loyal to you no matter what you do, most of us do not know you well. Most of us will form impressions by your actions and your words and we will vote for someone we believe is being honest with us. We will vote for someone who we believe has a well ordered mind and makes rational justifiable and wise decisions. Nothing about Brown’s and Cain’s explanation of their party change smells like anything but politics. No honesty. No rationality. No wisdom.

If a politician changing parties had never held office, or if they were younger, or if they had had some kind of religious conversion or a philosophical epiphany, I would accept their decision on face values, but these two men claim no such thing. It may not be that they were caught sniffing cocaine or cheating on their wife or enriching themselves by using information their office affords them to make money off of real estate, but it is the same type thinking that politicians have exercised and discredited themselves with voters over the years.

Imagine a Judge asking us to trust his decisions, decisions that affect so many of our friends and neighbors, when on the one decision we get to hear an explanation of we hear this!

Oh some “win at all cost” Republicans may say we are glad to have both of them because incumbents are difficult to beat. And I guess some embarrassed Democrats may embrace both of them because they may not have anyone to run against them and they want to stay connected to those in power. But we independents are sick and tired of these kinds of politicians and we look forward to the next election and sending a message to them: “it is not us that lack judgment, gentlemen”.

Editorial from: Talk Straight To Me

It should be very frustrating to voters of both parties and independents to read quotes from politicians like County Commissioner Norman Brown who was every open in the last two elections as he told citizens publicly that he was a Democrat “to the core” and had “always” been one because they best represent his values. I like Norman personally, but statements like his most recent one declaring himself a Republican because of changes in the values of the parties make me wonder how stupid he thinks all of us voters are.

To make matters worse, it appears District Judge Chap Cain was so impressed by Brown’s press release that he uses the same type of sales pitch to voters and beckons all of us “ his friends” to stick with him. If I were Cain’s friend I would tell him if he could not be more honest with himself at least he could be more honest with me and with the voters. I would tell him with no qualifiers that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has changed about the values expressed in the Democratic or Republican Party in many years. I would tell him people are ridiculing these kinds of statements all over town. I have heard them. I have read some of them. They are right!

To politicians who hold public office and want to change parties today, I would warn you that though you have been elected in the past and you may or may not have a bunch of friends that will remain loyal to you no matter what you do, most of us do not know you well. Most of us will form impressions by your actions and your words and we will vote for someone we believe is being honest with us. We will vote for someone who we believe has a well ordered mind and makes rational justifiable and wise decisions. Nothing about Brown’s and Cain’s explanation of their party change smells like anything but politics. No honesty. No rationality. No wisdom.

If a politician changing parties had never held office, or if they were younger, or if they had had some kind of religious conversion or a philosophical epiphany, I would accept their decision on face values, but these two men claim no such thing. It may not be that they were caught sniffing cocaine or cheating on their wife or enriching themselves by using information their office affords them to make money off of real estate, but it is the same type thinking that politicians have exercised and discredited themselves with voters over the years.

Imagine a Judge asking us to trust his decisions, decisions that affect so many of our friends and neighbors, when on the one decision we get to hear an explanation of we hear this!

Oh some “win at all cost” Republicans may say we are glad to have both of them because incumbents are difficult to beat. And I guess some embarrassed Democrats may embrace both of them because they may not have anyone to run against them and they want to stay connected to those in power. But we independents are sick and tired of these kinds of politicians and we look forward to the next election and sending a message to them: “it is not us that lack judgment, gentlemen”.

EXCLUSIVE REPORT- Blood on the hands of Liberty County Adult Probabtion

Liberty Dispatch has learned that Liberty County resident and accused murderer, Stevie Ray Walder was on probation from Harris County. We have learned that Liberty County adult probation was tasked with the reporting and ankle bracelet monitoring of Walder. Liberty County adult probation failed to execute the Harris County Court ankle monitoring order.

It is alleged that if Liberty County adult probation was preforming as ordered by the Harris County courts, the murder in question would not have occurred.

Our investigation continues...

LIBERTY COUNTY PROBATION OFFICE

Berry, KenLiberty Unit Supervisor
O'Brien, Karen Liberty Supervision Officer Asst.-Interstate Compact
Cheatham, Jodi Liberty Clerical
Green, Sharon Liberty Supervision Officer II- Substance Abuse
Jones, Jason Liberty Supervision Officer II
Key, Reagan Liberty Supervision Officer II
Majors, Diane Liberty Clerical
Manek, Diane Liberty Supervision Officer II-CCF/ISF
Mayfield, Dale Liberty Unit Supervisor
McAdams, John Liberty Fiscal Director
Nelson, Don Liberty Supervision Officer II Pre-Trial Officer
Patton, Jon Liberty Supervision Officer II
Scott, Donna Liberty Supervision Officer II
Phelps, Sheri Liberty Chief Probation Officer


Liberty/Chambers County Adult Probation History

The Liberty-Chambers Counties Community Supervision and Corrections Department was originally organized in 1972 by the District Judge of the 75th Judicial District. The department was originally funded through a combination of Federal Grant Funds and local funds and was comprised of a probation officer and two clerical staff for both Liberty and Chambers Counties.

In 1974, the department was reorganized and staff was increased to a Chief Probation Officer, a probation officer and two clerical staff to serve these two counties. The department was again funded through Federal Grant Funds and local funds.

In 1977, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Adult Probation Commission (TAPC) as a separate agency charged with overseeing the Adult Probation Departments of the State of Texas. In May 1988, 110 of the 115 adult probation departments in Texas participated in programs supported by state funds distributed by the Texas Adult Probation Commission.

In 1989, the Texas Adult Probation Commission, the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC), and the Board of Pardons and Parole were combined by the Legislature into one agency - the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Under this merger, the Texas Adult Probation Commission became the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD).

The department currently is considered an arm to the State as far as standards and guidelines are concerned, however, the department personnel are classified as county employees for payroll and retirement benefits. Funding is received from the state through grant procedures for specialized programs and through a per-capita basis for regular supervision. Approximately 60% of the operational funds are collected from probationers in the form of probation fees, program participant fees and other fees ordered by the court.


EXCLUSIVE REPORT- Blood on the hands of Liberty County Adult Probabtion

Liberty Dispatch has learned that Liberty County resident and accused murderer, Stevie Ray Walder was on probation from Harris County. We have learned that Liberty County adult probation was tasked with the reporting and ankle bracelet monitoring of Walder. Liberty County adult probation failed to execute the Harris County Court ankle monitoring order.

It is alleged that if Liberty County adult probation was preforming as ordered by the Harris County courts, the murder in question would not have occurred.

Our investigation continues...

LIBERTY COUNTY PROBATION OFFICE

Berry, KenLiberty Unit Supervisor
O'Brien, Karen Liberty Supervision Officer Asst.-Interstate Compact
Cheatham, Jodi Liberty Clerical
Green, Sharon Liberty Supervision Officer II- Substance Abuse
Jones, Jason Liberty Supervision Officer II
Key, Reagan Liberty Supervision Officer II
Majors, Diane Liberty Clerical
Manek, Diane Liberty Supervision Officer II-CCF/ISF
Mayfield, Dale Liberty Unit Supervisor
McAdams, John Liberty Fiscal Director
Nelson, Don Liberty Supervision Officer II Pre-Trial Officer
Patton, Jon Liberty Supervision Officer II
Scott, Donna Liberty Supervision Officer II
Phelps, Sheri Liberty Chief Probation Officer


Liberty/Chambers County Adult Probation History

The Liberty-Chambers Counties Community Supervision and Corrections Department was originally organized in 1972 by the District Judge of the 75th Judicial District. The department was originally funded through a combination of Federal Grant Funds and local funds and was comprised of a probation officer and two clerical staff for both Liberty and Chambers Counties.

In 1974, the department was reorganized and staff was increased to a Chief Probation Officer, a probation officer and two clerical staff to serve these two counties. The department was again funded through Federal Grant Funds and local funds.

In 1977, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Adult Probation Commission (TAPC) as a separate agency charged with overseeing the Adult Probation Departments of the State of Texas. In May 1988, 110 of the 115 adult probation departments in Texas participated in programs supported by state funds distributed by the Texas Adult Probation Commission.

In 1989, the Texas Adult Probation Commission, the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC), and the Board of Pardons and Parole were combined by the Legislature into one agency - the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Under this merger, the Texas Adult Probation Commission became the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD).

The department currently is considered an arm to the State as far as standards and guidelines are concerned, however, the department personnel are classified as county employees for payroll and retirement benefits. Funding is received from the state through grant procedures for specialized programs and through a per-capita basis for regular supervision. Approximately 60% of the operational funds are collected from probationers in the form of probation fees, program participant fees and other fees ordered by the court.


EXCLUSIVE REPORT- Blood on the hands of Liberty County Adult Probabtion

Liberty Dispatch has learned that Liberty County resident and accused murderer, Stevie Ray Walder was on probation from Harris County. We have learned that Liberty County adult probation was tasked with the reporting and ankle bracelet monitoring of Walder. Liberty County adult probation failed to execute the Harris County Court ankle monitoring order.

It is alleged that if Liberty County adult probation was preforming as ordered by the Harris County courts, the murder in question would not have occurred.

Our investigation continues...

LIBERTY COUNTY PROBATION OFFICE

Berry, KenLiberty Unit Supervisor
O'Brien, Karen Liberty Supervision Officer Asst.-Interstate Compact
Cheatham, Jodi Liberty Clerical
Green, Sharon Liberty Supervision Officer II- Substance Abuse
Jones, Jason Liberty Supervision Officer II
Key, Reagan Liberty Supervision Officer II
Majors, Diane Liberty Clerical
Manek, Diane Liberty Supervision Officer II-CCF/ISF
Mayfield, Dale Liberty Unit Supervisor
McAdams, John Liberty Fiscal Director
Nelson, Don Liberty Supervision Officer II Pre-Trial Officer
Patton, Jon Liberty Supervision Officer II
Scott, Donna Liberty Supervision Officer II
Phelps, Sheri Liberty Chief Probation Officer


Liberty/Chambers County Adult Probation History

The Liberty-Chambers Counties Community Supervision and Corrections Department was originally organized in 1972 by the District Judge of the 75th Judicial District. The department was originally funded through a combination of Federal Grant Funds and local funds and was comprised of a probation officer and two clerical staff for both Liberty and Chambers Counties.

In 1974, the department was reorganized and staff was increased to a Chief Probation Officer, a probation officer and two clerical staff to serve these two counties. The department was again funded through Federal Grant Funds and local funds.

In 1977, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Adult Probation Commission (TAPC) as a separate agency charged with overseeing the Adult Probation Departments of the State of Texas. In May 1988, 110 of the 115 adult probation departments in Texas participated in programs supported by state funds distributed by the Texas Adult Probation Commission.

In 1989, the Texas Adult Probation Commission, the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC), and the Board of Pardons and Parole were combined by the Legislature into one agency - the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Under this merger, the Texas Adult Probation Commission became the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD).

The department currently is considered an arm to the State as far as standards and guidelines are concerned, however, the department personnel are classified as county employees for payroll and retirement benefits. Funding is received from the state through grant procedures for specialized programs and through a per-capita basis for regular supervision. Approximately 60% of the operational funds are collected from probationers in the form of probation fees, program participant fees and other fees ordered by the court.


PRESS RELEASE: Mr. Mark Morefield for 75th Judicial District Judge

Mark Morefield, Candidate for District Judge, 75th Judicial District

After consulting with a number of people, I have committed to run for Judge of the 75th District Court to restore a conservative approach to the judicial business and affairs of the Court.

I have practiced law in Liberty and surrounding counties for thirty (30) years. During this time, I have represented and have come into contact with hundreds of persons who have entrusted their most important affairs to the criminal and civil courts of these counties. Over time, it has become apparent to me that more and more people are cynical about our criminal and civil justice system. Too many people believe that justice is not based upon the facts of their case or the law that applies to their case; but that justice depends more upon who you are, who you know, who you are related to or your so called status or lack of status in the community.

If this cynicism is based in fact, something is seriously wrong and must be changed.

If this cynicism is mis-perceived, the source of this mis-perception must be identified and corrected.

All citizens of Liberty County are entitled to a level playing field when they bring their most important affairs before a court.

I am pleased to join Judge Cain as a Republican candidate for District Judge. As District Judges, we will bring a conservative approach to the judicial process, will decide cases based only on their facts and the applicable law, and will thereby ensure that both Liberty County District Courts provide a level playing field for all citizens.

PRESS RELEASE: Mr. Mark Morefield for 75th Judicial District Judge

Mark Morefield, Candidate for District Judge, 75th Judicial District

After consulting with a number of people, I have committed to run for Judge of the 75th District Court to restore a conservative approach to the judicial business and affairs of the Court.

I have practiced law in Liberty and surrounding counties for thirty (30) years. During this time, I have represented and have come into contact with hundreds of persons who have entrusted their most important affairs to the criminal and civil courts of these counties. Over time, it has become apparent to me that more and more people are cynical about our criminal and civil justice system. Too many people believe that justice is not based upon the facts of their case or the law that applies to their case; but that justice depends more upon who you are, who you know, who you are related to or your so called status or lack of status in the community.

If this cynicism is based in fact, something is seriously wrong and must be changed.

If this cynicism is mis-perceived, the source of this mis-perception must be identified and corrected.

All citizens of Liberty County are entitled to a level playing field when they bring their most important affairs before a court.

I am pleased to join Judge Cain as a Republican candidate for District Judge. As District Judges, we will bring a conservative approach to the judicial process, will decide cases based only on their facts and the applicable law, and will thereby ensure that both Liberty County District Courts provide a level playing field for all citizens.

PRESS RELEASE: Mr. Mark Morefield for 75th Judicial District Judge

Mark Morefield, Candidate for District Judge, 75th Judicial District

After consulting with a number of people, I have committed to run for Judge of the 75th District Court to restore a conservative approach to the judicial business and affairs of the Court.

I have practiced law in Liberty and surrounding counties for thirty (30) years. During this time, I have represented and have come into contact with hundreds of persons who have entrusted their most important affairs to the criminal and civil courts of these counties. Over time, it has become apparent to me that more and more people are cynical about our criminal and civil justice system. Too many people believe that justice is not based upon the facts of their case or the law that applies to their case; but that justice depends more upon who you are, who you know, who you are related to or your so called status or lack of status in the community.

If this cynicism is based in fact, something is seriously wrong and must be changed.

If this cynicism is mis-perceived, the source of this mis-perception must be identified and corrected.

All citizens of Liberty County are entitled to a level playing field when they bring their most important affairs before a court.

I am pleased to join Judge Cain as a Republican candidate for District Judge. As District Judges, we will bring a conservative approach to the judicial process, will decide cases based only on their facts and the applicable law, and will thereby ensure that both Liberty County District Courts provide a level playing field for all citizens.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Long Time Republican Runs Against Questionable Democrat Official

Local Liberty attorney, Mr. Mark Morefield (R), is set to run as the Republican candidate for the 75th Judicial District Judge's position. The current office holder for the 75th Judicial Position is Carrol Thomas Hight (D). Allegations abound concerning the judicial misconduct, conspiracy, official misconduct, corruption and ethics violations concerning Carrol Thomas Hight and his father in law, Lester Ray Wisegerber.

Mr. Morefield brings tough, no nonsense conservative values and a strong ethic to the race for the 75th Judicial Position. His candidacy, like Tommy Chambers' (R) candidacy, brings new hope to Liberty County for an honest, open and ethical Liberty County.

Liberty Dispatch welcomes Mr. Morefield to the race and wishes him the best.

Long Time Republican Runs Against Questionable Democrat Official

Local Liberty attorney, Mr. Mark Morefield (R), is set to run as the Republican candidate for the 75th Judicial District Judge's position. The current office holder for the 75th Judicial Position is Carrol Thomas Hight (D). Allegations abound concerning the judicial misconduct, conspiracy, official misconduct, corruption and ethics violations concerning Carrol Thomas Hight and his father in law, Lester Ray Wisegerber.

Mr. Morefield brings tough, no nonsense conservative values and a strong ethic to the race for the 75th Judicial Position. His candidacy, like Tommy Chambers' (R) candidacy, brings new hope to Liberty County for an honest, open and ethical Liberty County.

Liberty Dispatch welcomes Mr. Morefield to the race and wishes him the best.

Long Time Republican Runs Against Questionable Democrat Official

Local Liberty attorney, Mr. Mark Morefield (R), is set to run as the Republican candidate for the 75th Judicial District Judge's position. The current office holder for the 75th Judicial Position is Carrol Thomas Hight (D). Allegations abound concerning the judicial misconduct, conspiracy, official misconduct, corruption and ethics violations concerning Carrol Thomas Hight and his father in law, Lester Ray Wisegerber.

Mr. Morefield brings tough, no nonsense conservative values and a strong ethic to the race for the 75th Judicial Position. His candidacy, like Tommy Chambers' (R) candidacy, brings new hope to Liberty County for an honest, open and ethical Liberty County.

Liberty Dispatch welcomes Mr. Morefield to the race and wishes him the best.

Judge Changes Party

By: Ray Akins, Contributor- 253rd District Court Judge, Chap Cain has changed from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. Judge Cain finally recognizes the superior Republican Party values and supporting ideals. Liberty Dispatch appreciates the decision made by Judge Cain, accepts and welcomes him to the Republican Party.


REPUBLICAN PARTY BACKGROUND

The People's Party

It all started with people who opposed slavery. They were common, everyday people who bristled at the notion that men had any right to oppress their fellow man. In the early 1850’s, these anti-slavery activists found commonality with rugged individuals looking to settle in western lands, free of government charges. “Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men,” went the slogan. And it was thus in joint opposition to human enslavement and government tyranny that an enterprising people gave birth to the Republican Party.

In 1856, the Republicans became a national party by nominating John C. Fremont for President. Four years later, with the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the Republicans firmly established themselves as a major political party. The name "Republican" was chosen because it alluded to equality and reminded individuals of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic-Republican Party.

All of Us Equal

In 1861, the Civil War erupted, lasting four grueling years. During the war, against the advice of his cabinet, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of the day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery; the Fourteenth Amendment, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws; and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans. All of these accomplishments extended and cemented the fundamental freedoms our nation continues to enjoy today.

The Republican Party also played a leading role in securing women the right to vote. In 1896, the Republican Party was the first major political party to support women's suffrage. When the 19th Amendment finally was added to the Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control. The first woman elected to Congress was a Republican, Jeanette Rankin from Montana in 1917. So it was by hardworking Republican hands that color and gender barriers were first demolished in America.

Free from Oppression

Republicans believe individuals, not government, can make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. These basic principles are as true today as they were when the Party was founded. For all of the extraordinary leaders the Party has produced throughout its rich history, Republicans understand that everyday people in all 50 states and territories remain the heart and soul of our Party.

Presidents during most of the late nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century were Republicans. The White House was in Republican hands under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, the United States won the Cold War, releasing millions from Communist oppression, in true anti-big government Republican spirit.

Elephants, Not Donkeys

The symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant. During the mid term elections in 1874, Democrats tried to scare voters into thinking President Ulysses S. Grant would seek to run for an unprecedented third term. Thomas Nast, a cartoonist for Harper's Weekly, depicted a Democratic donkey trying to scare a Republican elephant - and both symbols stuck. For a long time Republicans have been known as the "G.O.P." with party faithful believing it meant the "Grand Old Party." But apparently the original meaning (in 1875) was "gallant old party." When automobiles were invented it also came to mean, "get out and push." That's still a pretty good slogan for Republicans who depend every campaign year on the hard work of hundreds of thousands of everyday volunteers to get out and vote and push people to support the causes of the Republican Party.

Freedom Fighters

Abolition. Free speech. Women's suffrage. These were all causes the Republican Party, adopted early on. So, too, were reducing the size of government, streamlining bureaucracy, and returning power to individual states. With a core belief in the primacy of individuals, the Republican Party, since its inception, has been at the forefront of the fight for individuals' rights in opposition to a large, intrusive government.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tammy Jenkins Named as G.O.P. County Chair

Anahuac, Texas - The Republican Party of Chambers County is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tammy Jenkins as the Chambers County Republican Chairman. The appointment was ratified on December 14 2009 by the Chambers County G.O.P. Executive Committee. The former County Chairman, Tony Sims, resigned so he could file as a candidate for Chambers County Treasurer in the March 2010 primary election.

“I am honored the Chambers County Republican Party Executive Committee selected me to head our County Party. I appreciate their vote of confidence in me to head our Party and I look forward to conducting the Republican Primary Election in March 2010” said Ms. Jenkins.

Ms. Jenkins grew up in Chambers County and graduated from Barbers Hill High School. She has been active with the Lee College Legal Assistant Advisory Board and an Instructor with the Texas Justice Court Training Center. Ms. Jenkins works as the Chief Clerk for Justice of the Peace Larry Cryer. Ms. Jenkins is a member of the CC Women’s Republican Club and the Justice of the Peace and Constables’ Association

She is married to Tony Jenkins. They celebrated their 25 Wedding Anniversary this year. They reside in the Cove area.

“I am a staunch conservative and as a team we will work hard to get conservative candidates elected and to promote smaller government, reduced dependence on foreign oil and work to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.“

Additional Contact Information:

For more information please contact Chambers County GOP Secretary, A. Rusty Senac at (281) 383-3308, arsenac@aol.com
OR

GOP County Chair Ms. Tammy Jenkins (281) 705-6299, TNTJenkins@aol.com

CONGRATULATIONS FROM LIBERTY DISPATCH!

Tammy Jenkins Named as G.O.P. County Chair

Anahuac, Texas - The Republican Party of Chambers County is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tammy Jenkins as the Chambers County Republican Chairman. The appointment was ratified on December 14 2009 by the Chambers County G.O.P. Executive Committee. The former County Chairman, Tony Sims, resigned so he could file as a candidate for Chambers County Treasurer in the March 2010 primary election.

“I am honored the Chambers County Republican Party Executive Committee selected me to head our County Party. I appreciate their vote of confidence in me to head our Party and I look forward to conducting the Republican Primary Election in March 2010” said Ms. Jenkins.

Ms. Jenkins grew up in Chambers County and graduated from Barbers Hill High School. She has been active with the Lee College Legal Assistant Advisory Board and an Instructor with the Texas Justice Court Training Center. Ms. Jenkins works as the Chief Clerk for Justice of the Peace Larry Cryer. Ms. Jenkins is a member of the CC Women’s Republican Club and the Justice of the Peace and Constables’ Association

She is married to Tony Jenkins. They celebrated their 25 Wedding Anniversary this year. They reside in the Cove area.

“I am a staunch conservative and as a team we will work hard to get conservative candidates elected and to promote smaller government, reduced dependence on foreign oil and work to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.“

Additional Contact Information:

For more information please contact Chambers County GOP Secretary, A. Rusty Senac at (281) 383-3308, arsenac@aol.com
OR

GOP County Chair Ms. Tammy Jenkins (281) 705-6299, TNTJenkins@aol.com

CONGRATULATIONS FROM LIBERTY DISPATCH!

Tammy Jenkins Named as G.O.P. County Chair

Anahuac, Texas - The Republican Party of Chambers County is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tammy Jenkins as the Chambers County Republican Chairman. The appointment was ratified on December 14 2009 by the Chambers County G.O.P. Executive Committee. The former County Chairman, Tony Sims, resigned so he could file as a candidate for Chambers County Treasurer in the March 2010 primary election.

“I am honored the Chambers County Republican Party Executive Committee selected me to head our County Party. I appreciate their vote of confidence in me to head our Party and I look forward to conducting the Republican Primary Election in March 2010” said Ms. Jenkins.

Ms. Jenkins grew up in Chambers County and graduated from Barbers Hill High School. She has been active with the Lee College Legal Assistant Advisory Board and an Instructor with the Texas Justice Court Training Center. Ms. Jenkins works as the Chief Clerk for Justice of the Peace Larry Cryer. Ms. Jenkins is a member of the CC Women’s Republican Club and the Justice of the Peace and Constables’ Association

She is married to Tony Jenkins. They celebrated their 25 Wedding Anniversary this year. They reside in the Cove area.

“I am a staunch conservative and as a team we will work hard to get conservative candidates elected and to promote smaller government, reduced dependence on foreign oil and work to reduce the tax burden on our citizens.“

Additional Contact Information:

For more information please contact Chambers County GOP Secretary, A. Rusty Senac at (281) 383-3308, arsenac@aol.com
OR

GOP County Chair Ms. Tammy Jenkins (281) 705-6299, TNTJenkins@aol.com

CONGRATULATIONS FROM LIBERTY DISPATCH!

Marx-ism/Obama-ism?

My thoughts of why President Obama is pursuing a course of political self-destruction have finally been brought to bear on his source of personal energy and foundational beliefs.

The parallels between Barak Obama and Karl Marx are so distinct in nature that they cannot be denied or ignored.

Karl Marx led a life of anti-government, anti-establishment, anti-progress, anti-capitalist, anti-worker, and anti-anything that modern society (people) wanted to achieve on their own in an individualist way of life.

The Marxist theorems and ideologies are so ingrained in the Obama Presidency (transfer of wealth from capitalism to Marxism, Socialism, and Communism) that it is obvious that the goal of transitioning the United States from an economy based on capitalism to a socialist re-distributional way of life has to be the motivation behind the President’s socialist tendencies.

Karl Marx believed that industrial capitalism should be replaced with an economic system that is run by the workers themselves. He believed that people who worked for the [capitalist bourgeois] were doomed to a life of servitude and would never be able to achieve self-fulfillment.

My overall understanding of his revolutionist way of thinking was to overthrow all capitalism and replace it with a communal (communist) form of government.

The following is part of a Eulogy that friend and fellow communist theorist Friedrich Engels delivered at the death of Karl Marx.

From the Eulogy one can gain some understanding of the thinking and life of Mr. Marx.

It is my hope that President Obama does not have the opportunity to enter into his Transitional Plan for America without one hell of a political fight from the capitalist and conservatives who recognize and pursue the American Dream.

”For Marx was before all else a revolutionist. His real mission in life was to contribute, in one way or another, to the overthrow of capitalist society and of the state institutions which it had brought into being, to contribute to the liberation of the modern proletariat, which he was the first to make conscious of its own position and its needs, conscious of the conditions of its emancipation. Fighting was his element. And he fought with a passion, a tenacity and a success such as few could rival. His work on the first Rheinische Zeitung (1842), the Paris Vorwarts (1844), the Deutsche Brusseler Zeitung (1847), the Neue Rheinische Zeitung (1848-49), the New York Tribune (1852-61), and, in addition to these, a host of militant pamphlets, work in organisations in Paris, Brussels and London, and finally, crowning all, the formation of the great International Working Men's Association -- this was indeed an achievement of which its founder might well have been proud even if he had done nothing else.

And, consequently, Marx was the best hated and most calumniated man of his time. Governments, both absolutist and republican, deported him from their territories. Bourgeois, whether conservative or ultra-democratic, vied with one another in heaping slanders upon him. All this he brushed aside as though it were a cobweb, ignoring it, answering only when extreme necessity compelled him. And he died beloved, revered and mourned by millions of revolutionary fellow workers -- from the mines of Siberia to California, in all parts of Europe and America -- and I make bold to say that, though he may have had many opponents, he had hardly one personal enemy.”

Retrieved from http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/marx.html

Contributor: Common Cents

Marx-ism/Obama-ism?

My thoughts of why President Obama is pursuing a course of political self-destruction have finally been brought to bear on his source of personal energy and foundational beliefs.

The parallels between Barak Obama and Karl Marx are so distinct in nature that they cannot be denied or ignored.

Karl Marx led a life of anti-government, anti-establishment, anti-progress, anti-capitalist, anti-worker, and anti-anything that modern society (people) wanted to achieve on their own in an individualist way of life.

The Marxist theorems and ideologies are so ingrained in the Obama Presidency (transfer of wealth from capitalism to Marxism, Socialism, and Communism) that it is obvious that the goal of transitioning the United States from an economy based on capitalism to a socialist re-distributional way of life has to be the motivation behind the President’s socialist tendencies.

Karl Marx believed that industrial capitalism should be replaced with an economic system that is run by the workers themselves. He believed that people who worked for the [capitalist bourgeois] were doomed to a life of servitude and would never be able to achieve self-fulfillment.

My overall understanding of his revolutionist way of thinking was to overthrow all capitalism and replace it with a communal (communist) form of government.

The following is part of a Eulogy that friend and fellow communist theorist Friedrich Engels delivered at the death of Karl Marx.

From the Eulogy one can gain some understanding of the thinking and life of Mr. Marx.

It is my hope that President Obama does not have the opportunity to enter into his Transitional Plan for America without one hell of a political fight from the capitalist and conservatives who recognize and pursue the American Dream.

”For Marx was before all else a revolutionist. His real mission in life was to contribute, in one way or another, to the overthrow of capitalist society and of the state institutions which it had brought into being, to contribute to the liberation of the modern proletariat, which he was the first to make conscious of its own position and its needs, conscious of the conditions of its emancipation. Fighting was his element. And he fought with a passion, a tenacity and a success such as few could rival. His work on the first Rheinische Zeitung (1842), the Paris Vorwarts (1844), the Deutsche Brusseler Zeitung (1847), the Neue Rheinische Zeitung (1848-49), the New York Tribune (1852-61), and, in addition to these, a host of militant pamphlets, work in organisations in Paris, Brussels and London, and finally, crowning all, the formation of the great International Working Men's Association -- this was indeed an achievement of which its founder might well have been proud even if he had done nothing else.

And, consequently, Marx was the best hated and most calumniated man of his time. Governments, both absolutist and republican, deported him from their territories. Bourgeois, whether conservative or ultra-democratic, vied with one another in heaping slanders upon him. All this he brushed aside as though it were a cobweb, ignoring it, answering only when extreme necessity compelled him. And he died beloved, revered and mourned by millions of revolutionary fellow workers -- from the mines of Siberia to California, in all parts of Europe and America -- and I make bold to say that, though he may have had many opponents, he had hardly one personal enemy.”

Retrieved from http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/marx.html

Contributor: Common Cents

Marx-ism/Obama-ism?

My thoughts of why President Obama is pursuing a course of political self-destruction have finally been brought to bear on his source of personal energy and foundational beliefs.

The parallels between Barak Obama and Karl Marx are so distinct in nature that they cannot be denied or ignored.

Karl Marx led a life of anti-government, anti-establishment, anti-progress, anti-capitalist, anti-worker, and anti-anything that modern society (people) wanted to achieve on their own in an individualist way of life.

The Marxist theorems and ideologies are so ingrained in the Obama Presidency (transfer of wealth from capitalism to Marxism, Socialism, and Communism) that it is obvious that the goal of transitioning the United States from an economy based on capitalism to a socialist re-distributional way of life has to be the motivation behind the President’s socialist tendencies.

Karl Marx believed that industrial capitalism should be replaced with an economic system that is run by the workers themselves. He believed that people who worked for the [capitalist bourgeois] were doomed to a life of servitude and would never be able to achieve self-fulfillment.

My overall understanding of his revolutionist way of thinking was to overthrow all capitalism and replace it with a communal (communist) form of government.

The following is part of a Eulogy that friend and fellow communist theorist Friedrich Engels delivered at the death of Karl Marx.

From the Eulogy one can gain some understanding of the thinking and life of Mr. Marx.

It is my hope that President Obama does not have the opportunity to enter into his Transitional Plan for America without one hell of a political fight from the capitalist and conservatives who recognize and pursue the American Dream.

”For Marx was before all else a revolutionist. His real mission in life was to contribute, in one way or another, to the overthrow of capitalist society and of the state institutions which it had brought into being, to contribute to the liberation of the modern proletariat, which he was the first to make conscious of its own position and its needs, conscious of the conditions of its emancipation. Fighting was his element. And he fought with a passion, a tenacity and a success such as few could rival. His work on the first Rheinische Zeitung (1842), the Paris Vorwarts (1844), the Deutsche Brusseler Zeitung (1847), the Neue Rheinische Zeitung (1848-49), the New York Tribune (1852-61), and, in addition to these, a host of militant pamphlets, work in organisations in Paris, Brussels and London, and finally, crowning all, the formation of the great International Working Men's Association -- this was indeed an achievement of which its founder might well have been proud even if he had done nothing else.

And, consequently, Marx was the best hated and most calumniated man of his time. Governments, both absolutist and republican, deported him from their territories. Bourgeois, whether conservative or ultra-democratic, vied with one another in heaping slanders upon him. All this he brushed aside as though it were a cobweb, ignoring it, answering only when extreme necessity compelled him. And he died beloved, revered and mourned by millions of revolutionary fellow workers -- from the mines of Siberia to California, in all parts of Europe and America -- and I make bold to say that, though he may have had many opponents, he had hardly one personal enemy.”

Retrieved from http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/marx.html

Contributor: Common Cents

Mike Parrish: Reappointed to Chief’s Position


Recently Mike Parrish, Former City of Daisetta Police Chief and Ex-Constable of Liberty County Precinct 2, was reappointed to the position of Police Chief of Daisetta Texas.

Mr. Parrish left the Commissioner PCT 2 position under a cloud of suspicion due to a letter that had surfaced on Dr. Phil’s webpage. Apparently his daughter had made some very alarming accusations about her relationship with Mr. Parrish.

Mr. Parrish’s reason for the quitting the Constable Position was reported to have been that he was pursuing a singing career. Apparently those plans fell through and he has had to return to his old job with the City of Daisetta.

It has been alleged that many Citizens within the City Limits of Daisetta were less than satisfied with Mr. Parrish’s previous performance as the department’s leader. It was also widely known that people in the surrounding areas had stopped traveling through Daisetta because of perceived over-zealous traffic stops and fines.

One would assume that the new Daisetta City Council would have taken this information into consideration before rehiring Mr. Parrish to such a politically explosive position.
Apparently the expectation of (CHANGE) that the people of Daisetta had for the new Council Members was not taken into account when this decision was made.

Many will view the re-cycling of old Democrats to the same old positions as an indicator that things will never (CHANGE) in Liberty County Politics.

It seems as though no matter how low the political position may be, the Liberty Count y Democrats will continue to appoint their good-ole boys to vacancies instead of seeking out new, qualified, and ethical candidates.

Congratulations Mayor Wells (D) for a job well done.

Contributor: Common Cents