The Campaign For DA

12.13.2015

Random Thoughts Special Edition: Monday Morning Politics

Texas Republican Party on Left. Me on Right. 
(Muhammad Ali, however, won that fight.)

  • Well, this has been a crazy three days. I went down to Austin on Friday and filed to run for District Attorney for Wise and Jack Counties. I've held that job before. It is my "baby".
  • I filed as a Republican because daddy didn't raise no fool. I didn't think you could be elected in Wise County in any other way. And, plus, I do not consider myself to be a Democrat. I'm Libertarian or Independent. I've said that for years and years. 
  • I went up to the 9th floor office of the Texas Republican Party on 7th Street in Austin (it was like walking into the Death Star with the photos of current statewide elected officials on the wall). I gave the application to a sweet lady, she accepted my $1,250 and the application. I was listed on the Republican Party website as a candidate by the time I drove back home. 
  • Then trouble happened: Also by the time I got home, the Texas Republican Party had already contacted the Wise County Party Head to say there might be a "problem" and left the name and number of an official for me to talk to. The Wise County rep immediately contacted me to provide that information. I thank him for promptly alerting me. And I will thank the Republican Party rep who was available on Saturday, via cell phone, to talk. 
  • The "problem" was the Texas Republican Party was questioning whether I was a (required) "registered voter" in Wise County despite the fact that I was a registered voter in Wise County last week.  The question was whether or not my registration was "effective". Do they screen everyone like this? They gave every indication that they would, and wanted to, keep me off of their ballot. 
  • You know, searching my voter registration status on a late Friday afternoon  was an incredible effort of "vetting me" by an office in Austin which didn't even have a receptionist at the front desk. I had to push a button to get someone to come out. Unless they had been been put on notice that I was coming. 
  • What should happen, and this is important, is that the Texas Republican Party should put me on the ballot and if someone wants to challenge me on "registered voter" or any other issue then so be it. If someone wants to try to kick me off the ballot because they are scared of me, fine. 
  • The filing deadline is Monday. I have every reason to believe the Republican Party of the State of Texas will not put me on their ballot and inform me of that fact after the clock has run out. At that point, I would be left in the desert. Look, I've publicly dogged every Republican at the Austin level for years and/or months. Perry. Abbott. Patrick. Paxton. Willett. Nelson. I've been told that politics is a bare knuckles fight. I now believe it. 
  • Filing for election is bizarre: You don't go through the government. You have to go through the Party. They decide if they want to put you on the ballot and whether there are any "problems."
  • Here are my options: (1) Sit back and hope the Republicans put me on the ballot, (2) Have them not put me on the ballot and sue them over whether I'm qualified to be on the ballot, or (3) Do something else: Withdraw my application and run as an Independent. 
  • Screw 'em. 
  •  I completely understand that running as an Independent is an uphill battle. Then again, times have changed. This is the year of Donald Trump where people are expressing they are sick and tired of the way things have "always been." So am I. 
  • Really, the only difference in running as an Independent is that my name will be next to someone else's name on that ballot in November instead of March.  (There is no primary). It's just that insane straight ticket voting that could kill me. (But, then again, you can vote straight ticket and still vote in a particular individual race. I'll have time to educate them about that.)
  •  If I lose, I lose. And then I'll get up the next day and go to work like I do every day.
  • And now the residency "issue" will not be a problem. It was never a problem if you understood the law.  The dates, however, have now changed. 
  • Look, I may get my butt handed to me for running as an Independent. It's a crazy idea. I understand that. But if I were to win running as a rebel, I've got the political story of the year and maybe in the history of Wise County or maybe even Texas. And I feel better about running as Independent than as a Republican. That is, after all, who I am.  People who care about me know that. 
  • Edit: I'm sending Mrs. LL down to do all of the paperwork in Austin. There are deadlines with lots of technicalities to overcome. She's a little tense about all of it.  But I may have had one of the best moments of my life this morning when I went back up to the bedroom, stuck my head in, and with my best Leslie Nielsen voice said, "Good luck. We are all counting on you."
  • And now I have almost a full year to figure out a way to make it happen. Is this a blessing in disguise?
  • But what do I know? 
  • Worst case scenario: I just put $1,250 filing fee on the Roulette table. I think I'll bet on black.
  • I've done this before. I know what I'm doing. From a 1999 issue of the Wise County Messenger . . . 





Man, everything I said then I feel more strongly about today. (And the only reason I have that article is because my mother, unbeknownst to me at the time, secretly kept a scrapbook for me.)  And I love that second to last paragraph.

120 comments:

Anonymous said...

With this information I am sure many people will not run for office in Texas. What a mess. AND I am sure those republicans read your blog and KNOW you call yourself liberal.

Anonymous said...

dont bite the hand that feeds you bitch.

Anonymous said...

Bump up the testosterone dosage and your a shoe in.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why party affiliation matters with local races. Would bet the $1250 has something to do with that..

Why would you run as something that you are not? Does this not say more about you than the political party? Do you the other party would not do the same thing? Why do you feel the need to game the system? Are you one who believes that the ends justify means?

Pi

Anonymous said...

I don't think I could vote for someone that wears a tie so low that it covers his nether region. Go to the children's section and get a clip on.

You already have the mind of a child.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Barron - hate to see your blog go away though.

Anonymous said...

Pi, Dennis Hudson is a Democrat and only switched to get elected. I see it as the same scenario. Hudson was far better than a guy that beat him based off straight ticket voting. The current DA is the equivalent of Tom Bishop so I have no problem with Barry going against the grain, he is the better man!

Anonymous said...

A Republican? Kinda dishonest!
Oh well, you are a lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Pi, do you remember what happened the last time someone that deserved the office didn't run as a Republican and some yahoo that didn't deserve the office ran as a Republican?

(This isn't about Barry, it's about the idiots that vote in this county.)

DF Tom Bishop

Anonymous said...

Fix your voter registration today. See if they cashed your check. If they did, they presumed your application to be valid.

If you want to win in that county, it will have to be as a Republican. That's all there is to it. I think you know that, and although you say all you'll lose is the fee, in fact you will lose weeks of your life campaigning. As a Republican, you will hardly have to campaign at all, depending on any opposition.

Use the machine and bias that the Republican Party has created.

Anonymous said...

Where can I donate to your cause?

Triple Fake... said...

Let's just get this out of the way:
Looks like you're picking your nose in that pic. Plus, I thought that was Ted Cruz at first
I've got mixed emotions about this announcement. I fear that as DA you will have to shelf the blog to maintain some sort of professional objectivity, and I will have to actually start doing some work while I'm here at work. But I think you would be a good DA because you seem like the kind of guy who would approach the job without viewing it as a stepping stone to a political career.
However, I have to agree with the Republican Party on this one. There's no way you're a conservative, especially when it concerns the judicial system. You claim to be Libertarian, but if you fell off that fence you would suffer a separated left shoulder. (I've always believed that the majority of so-called Libertarians just won't admit that they're really Liberals in sheep's clothing. Say it with me now. Lib...Liber... Liber-al!).
I say go Independent. Or, you could start your own Green Party
GREEN! GREEN! GREEN!

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for you if I could..

Anonymous said...

If your musings on this blog are any indication of your political preferences, Republican and Libertarian are not accurate.
Sounds like the folks in Austin already know this, thus the interference to you running a Republican.
And I do not blame them one bit.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god I love it that you're runnung as a Republican! That has to make your haters on here head's spin!

Anonymous said...

You can replace Brandon Davis as police chief in Rhome when he gets elected Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

i'm in.

Anonymous said...

No more ambulance chasing.

Anonymous said...

Berry Good Luck. I don't always agree with your politics but I have come to hate our 2 party system.

Anonymous said...

Yawn...

Anonymous said...

If you run..I will vote for you.

wordkyle said...

First thought is that I'm not sure of the wisdom of badmouthing the political machine you hope will support you, especially before the fact.

Second, it will take about two nanoseconds for your opponent(s) to point to several years of columns of you defending Obama, Reid, Pelosi, & co. (And it's Liberally Lean, ferpeetsake. That "Libertarian" or "Independent" claim will be hard to justify.)

If I were eligible to vote for you, I would, breaking my own rule. I think you are woefully misguided but honorable.

Anonymous said...

Give 'em Hell, Barry...

Baylor Too said...

Would you have an opponent in the Republican primary? That's where the real battle is.

If you are thinking of running as an Independent, then you need to go look at the past ballots cast in your two counties and see how many straight party ballots were cast. That is the number you would have to overcome. It is a very steep uphill climb.

On the other hand, if you run as a Republican and you have a Republican opponent in the primary, and you haven't kissed the rings of the local Republican establishment, then you have an uphill battle there, too.

So here's part of the analysis: do you want to expend your time, money, and energy in January and February, or do you want to expend it in September and October?

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'll second what Triple Fake said.

Baylor Too said...

The Republicans in charge are silly to oppose your candidacy. Instead of stifling competition, they should encourage it because it helps build their organization and publicity.

Barry, are you going to accept campaign donations? I unsuccessfully ran for DA in East Texas in 2006, and it cost me about $25,000: half that in cash and half in lost earnings because of campaigning.

If your friends and readers want you to be DA, then the most supportive thing they can do is to write you a check for the campaign.

Anonymous said...

Oh Barry, are you sure you have the heart to work on the prosecution side again? After so many years of defending..and now you have to be the one to do the punishing? I will say this, I don't think their will be anyone on trial on doesn't belong there...there will be none of the political moves for votes...everyone will receive a fair shake. So I don't expect any real criminals to go free either.

Anonymous said...


"This town needs an enema!"

DF Joker

(or in this case...this County!)
Stay the course Counselor!

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I read that you filed as a Republican and now claim you are an independent. You are about as liberal and progressive as they come these days. Typical liberal stunt. I don't know that I've heard of a Republican switching to the Democrat party to win. Maybe in San Francisco. I can understand why the party wouldn't want someone with your voting record claiming to "switch" sides.

SpanishWarDonkey said...

Everyone of you complaining about BG running on the Republican ticket are, quite literally, THE EXACT REASON he has to. This country, and the electorate in general, is getting more and more lowest-common-denominator each year. It's because of people like YOU, that people like Charlie Stenholm lose elections; oh he doesn't have an "R" next to his name, must be a commie socialist Kenyan baby killer. That's how stupid you sound. And so long as you keep eating up the shit that Cruz and the like are spewing, it's only going to get worse. Continue to marginalizing and becoming parodies of yourselves folks, it's quite entertaining.

Good luck counselor, I'm afraid you'll need it.

Anonymous said...

Did you tell them about the people you know? You know, the people that let's just say, you might send to their house when you get angry. Tell them Barry, tell them about your people! I might have a horsehead lying around here somewhere if you need one. Clearly it would not be a real horse head, more like one of those horse masks that are so popular with the kids these days. I think the message would probably still come across though. You would need to send one of your people over to pick it up.

Anonymous said...

Did you tell them about the people you know? You know, the people that let's just say, you might send to their house when you get angry. Tell them Barry, tell them about your people! I might have a horsehead lying around here somewhere if you need one. Clearly it would not be a real horse head, more like one of those horse masks that are so popular with the kids these days. I think the message would probably still come across though. You would need to send one of your people over to pick it up.

Anonymous said...

I have ZERO faith in your ability to do the job... FAIRLY. Watch out LEOs...

Anonymous said...

Well, anything is better than the current....

Anonymous said...

anyone who thinks the repubs are any better than the Dems needs to pull their head out of the sand.
Both parties are corrupt and evil

Anonymous said...

Why do you want to do this? It doesn't make any sense from the outside looking in

Anonymous said...

The fact is that between the 60% or so who don't vote and the straight party voters, running as anything other than Republican is a no-win proposition in Wise/Jack counties. The DA job should have nothing to do with party. Should be non-partisan anyway.

Anonymous said...

Schwarzenegger

Anonymous said...

The only way you would have a chance is if you are in the family/friends circle of Wise CO. That's how the current is there. And not to mention the admin at the schools.

Anonymous said...

That's no way to speak to an Internet Pioneer!!!

DF Al Gore

Anonymous said...

This scheme of yours is just as politically dishonest as anything you have ever commented on or your readers have commented on in the history of this blog. Typical liberal Democrat.......the end always justifies the end. Even complete dishonesty. And yes you are a liberal Democrat. I'm 100% certain that the last 99 of of 100 votes you have cast have been for a Democrat. I'm being generous with the 1% outlier.

Anonymous said...

All you are is just another politician in THE WALL.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm about to watch the scene where Willie Stark takes the Machine apart, one vote at a time. Good luck, Barry!

DF Sugar Boy

PS - Spanish War Donkey, you are on target with the Charlie Stenholm comment. Most of the young whippersnappers today never knew the best rep we ever had in the 17th District of Texas. That election proved the Repub party elders didn't care about ideas, just body count.

Anonymous said...

You are a fraud Barry. Another leftist fraud who wants power over others.

Anonymous said...

Was the cool sensation on your finger being hoisted into the air immediate, or did it take a few seconds?

I am not Sam, but I love green eggs and ham.

Anonymous said...

Attention Wise County Voters! Barry Green needs you more than wants you. And he wants you for all time.

Vote for Barry Green. Some say he looks like Michael J. Fox and he secretly loves it!

Barry Green for Wise County District Attorney. Dallas & Fort Worth are too rigorous for him, but Wise County is perfect for our little buddy!

Anonymous said...

If you don't reside in either Wise or Jack Counties, can you run for a political office in those counties?

jv said...

You have my vote. Which ever party or no party.

Anonymous said...

Barry Green wrote: (Muhammad Ali, however, won that fight.)

No, Joe Frazier won The Fight Of The Century handing Ali his first professional loss.

However, Richard Pryor did have a bit where he mocked Frazier whose face was badly damaged by Ali's punches. I'm not hurt! I'm not hurt.

Anonymous said...

Prepare the popcorn! This is gonna be fun to watch! The political circus has come to Wise (& Jack) counties and we have new champions in Davis and Green. These two guys prove that if they can run and get elected, then anybody can do it. Even some guy from Kenya. Damn the process! Full speed ahead.

Anonymous said...

See that little puppy below slamming his paws against the screen...that is you spinning your wheels for naught. Enjoy your family..forget about the public...seriously...your mom was proud of everything you accomplished in your life...this doesn't make sense...don't do it.

Anonymous said...

You have my vote!! Best of luck. I don't vote party, I vote for the person that can do the job!

Anonymous said...

I estimate it will take at least an entire year to overcome the statement, "Screw 'em" referring to the Texas Republican Party.

This is not the tolerant attitude people are looking for in politics, especially the judicial branch of government.

It doesn't matter if you're the best man for the job, it only matters if you win the election.

Unknown said...

I have seen too many people put on trial who never should have been there by overzealous County Attorney and the DA. I'm all for you Barry good luck.

Anonymous said...

As a conservative Democrat, I'm not sure why a more liberal Republican isn't acceptable.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rudy Guiliani (who was at one point almost a front-runner for President as an R!), etc. There are plenty of left-leaning Republicans. Hell, the average Republican is mid-to-left, even. It's the hard core party dispshits and rural numbnuts like the commenters on this blog who are 100% pro-life, 100% unrestricted gun ownership, 100% pro-death penalty, etc. Most Republicans are reasonable. They just have no reasonable alternative to vote for in the Republican party.

Until now, anyway. Good luck soldier.



Rage

Anonymous said...

I think if you win this blog will go to hell. I do not live in Wise anymore so I don't have a dog in the hunt.

Anonymous said...

I for one cannot wait to hear you say, Is you is or is you AIN'T my constituancy!?

Anonymous said...

10:03 SAID "If you don't reside in either Wise or Jack Counties, can you run for a political office in those counties?"

That was also my question.

Anonymous said...

For once, I agree with WordKyle.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Barry...you have a lot of assholes that read your blog. I do not understand it. But hey, good luck, because I too think you are an honorable person. Wise county would be lucky to have you.

Gary

Anonymous said...

I hope you are on the ballot. You were the best DA we have ever had in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Triple Fake said everything I was going to say. (And probably said it better than I would have.)

Also... You either need a shorter tie or a longer torso. Just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe you used the picture above! Muhammad Ali is an idiot that had changed his name, refused military service and joined the nation of Islam.
Real good reference!

Anonymous said...

Joe Frazier won that fight. Ali's first loss. But hey, details...who cares, right?

HarveyLee said...

So, DAs don't post RTGs?

Anonymous said...

The residency thing is legit question. And if you don't meet the requirements then you are not smart enough to hold the office that you can't run for anyway.

You need to answer that question NOW.

Having said all that, I would vote for you if you can run.

Anonymous said...

Held office the same time you did. Are you nuts man? Have you forgotten? There are better and less painful ways to make a living and give back to your community. Did it for eight years and the best thing the voters gave me was a loss. Thank you all. Not bitter just happy to not be the whipping post for the crazed 5% that raise all the hell. For the other 95% if you want good elected officials tell them when you think they do a good job, everyone of them can go make more money with less heart ache in the private sector. If you don't believe me ask the soon to be former sheriff.
Wise County Elected Class of 95 alumni and proud of it, but would never ever do it again. Wake up BG it's not to late.

Anonymous said...

I knew Barry Green. He was a frined of mine and you sir, are no Barry Green!

RPM said...

Give 'em Hell, Green! I lived here when you were DA and remember how you ran that office. You've got my vote.

Anonymous said...

Hey bu....

When you win, you'll need to get new office furniture. All that 3/4 sized stuff you had back in the day was used by a former CC to decorate a play house.

Anonymous said...

Fools like Barry ruin everything that they touch.

Anonymous said...

Susan Hawk may have swapped parties to run, but she hadn't spent the last 10 or 15 years pissin in the Republicans Wheaties in a very public manner.

Anonymous said...

It's so obvious how badly Wordkyle wishes he was you, Barry.

Anonymous said...

I need to brush up on my civics. Had no idea that a person could decide which party to run under, even if they are not of that party, in order to mislead the majority of voters into thinking the candidate sees things generally as they do.

Does the fox REALLY get in if he just walks up and tells the chickens, "hey, no...really...I'm really a chicken". I guess if so, shame on the chickens for being brainless.

I'll now know that "republican" or "democratic" candidates are not necessarily.

sparkerr said...

I especially don't look at the party label for local office holders, mainly because when you know them personally, it is easier to make the decision. State and national politics don't apply much to our small county.

Good job, Barry. I am with you all the way and will do all I can to support you. This is exciting! Go BG!

Anonymous said...

Would you seek the death penalty if a Mexican kicked the living crap out of his pregnant girlfriend to abort the baby and killed that unborn human?

Of course not. You are a Lib.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 100%, Barry. People need to understand it's not easy being Green.

DF Kermit the Frog

Anonymous said...

Okay, we've come up with a test to resolve these questions. Any candidate with an unresolved question will be loaded down with stones and dunked in a well. If he floats back to the top, he will be kicked out of the party and burned as a witch. If he remains down, he will be judged a good Party member. He'll be dead, but still a good party member. As a fallback, we could use the duck versus stone test also.

DF Texas Republican Party Credentials Committee

Anonymous said...

Link for the rules regarding qualifications for various public offices in the Great state of Texas:

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/qualifications.shtml

Anonymous said...

Thank you for standing against those select few with a "sense of entitlement"...you got our vote! You should be flattered that because you believe in equality and are an honest person people pose you as such a threat and would be in a complete "tailspin" to keep you out!! Stand strong and know you've got a lot of people supporting you!!

jeterville flasher said...

When you brought your surprise up a few weeks ago I thought DA but Barry if your going to be a bear be a grizzly!
BARRY GREEN FOR SHERIFF

Anonymous said...

I really think you should run for sheriff instead. You could head off most of the problems on the front end. Plus, we all deserve to see you in a cowboy hat.

Triple Fake... said...


12:25 comment wins the interwebs today

Anonymous said...

And a pair of assless chaps!

Anonymous said...

Wise county election results from 2012:

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/TX/Wise/42441/113104/en/summary.html

11,091 folks voted straight ticket Republican. 1,923 straight ticket Democrat.

Anonymous said...

You can get Bag of Nothing guy to be your campaign manager. Or even worse, much worse, you can hire Fort Worth's favorite pig, Bud the Dud Kennedy, to head up your race.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion you have no business being in public service. Your disdain for the laws of the state, the police who enforce them, the prosecutors who present the cases, and even the judges who serve the people of Texas is present every day in your blog. You would be a terrible district attorney, and I hope the public can see you for what you are and elect someone more in tune with what people in Wise and Jack believe "justice" is.

Anonymous said...

Change your name to Mohommed Gracia Washington and you will get elected as the new DA.

Anonymous said...

Too many voters vote straight party ticket thinking the candidate with the R next to their name means something however the uniparty made up of progessive Democrats and establishment republicans work for the same bunch of big money donors. Barry is not owned by big money or local power brokers. Voters are beginning to understand they are being lied to by establishment republicans. Our county judge was an Obama delegate in the 2008 election but was welcomed by local party. Whose budget was cut? Law enforcement. Watch what a politician does, not what they say. Barry has money to fund his own campaign, just like Donald Trump! He has courage to blog and post comments unfavorable to him. He comes from a great family and his mother taught him to be a good person. This is the year for the independent voter, so I'm not voting party, voting for the person.

Anonymous said...

I hope it works. I would love to vote for you. Did several years ago, and my service on your grand juries only confirmed my vote.

An honest man.

Anonymous said...

"If I were eligible to vote for you, I would, breaking my own rule. I think you are woefully misguided but honorable."

I used to think so, too, WordKyle.
Now, I'm not so sure.

Anonymous said...

I will vote for you!! I did think a person had to live in the county. Thats interesting that you don't have to. I can think for myself, so no matter how you run you have my vote.

Anonymous said...

2:33

You really had potential on that line....right up to the point where you misspelled Garcia.

Double Fake Jester

Anonymous said...

2:32

Move to Indonesia. Chewing or possessing chewing gum is against the law there. You'll love it.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Barry! I'm rooting for you since I can't vote for you!!

Anonymous said...

Split decision. I'm partial to 10:01.

I think I'm going to start up the parody Barry Green For Wise and Jack Counties DA Twitter account.

Rage

Anonymous said...

3:26 I've always had trouble with spelling Mexican names right.

Anonymous said...

We're effed!

Anonymous said...

It will be nice to have a DA more interested in honesty and justice than convictions and political party standing.

Anonymous said...


The Rebubs spend a lot of time and money suppressing voters so why are you surprised they suppress candidates? They will get exactly what they deserve.
Asshats

Anonymous said...

It will be a nice experiment Barry, But you should have at least talked to me.

Anonymous said...

This is worth a copy and paste-

In my opinion you have no business being in public service. Your disdain for the laws of the state, the police who enforce them, the prosecutors who present the cases, and even the judges who serve the people of Texas is present every day in your blog. You would be a terrible district attorney, and I hope the public can see you for what you are and elect someone more in tune with what people in Wise and Jack believe "justice" is.

Anonymous said...

Rules are rules. Saying your office is your residence and trying to run as a Republican is just plain dishonest.

Anonymous said...

"And now I have almost a full year to figure out a way to make it happen. Is this a blessing in disguise"?

For the record, are you saying God is calling you to run?

Anonymous said...

The only you'll hear someone refer to you as DA is when your kids call you a Dumb Ass for spending $1250 that could have gone towards a fine Christmas.


DF The Grinch that stole Christmas

Anonymous said...

DWI's down?

Anonymous said...

Well are you going to be on Republican ballot? Inquiring minds want to know. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird?

Anonymous said...

If you win I'm just gonna have to quit committing crimes in Wise County. I would imagine you hold a grudge

Anonymous said...

Where's Greg Lowry going? You gonna sell him your drunk driver cash cow machine?

RPM said...

All the haters posting on here are trolls that revel in schadenfreude and would never have the guts to say these things to your face. They also have never met you and have made up some fantasy of who you really are. Stay the course Green. Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

RPM said...

Oh yeah, forgot to tell you. Don't bet on black. I'm betting on Green.

Anonymous said...

RPM....you are right, many of us have never met BG. But years of reading his opinions give us a pretty good insight into what his mindset is. I do think Barry is a nice guy and will do a very good job. However, it is rather disingenuous of him to even remotely run as a Republican, considering I have never once seen him criticize a Dem on this blog. But the Repub criticisms are near daily.

Anonymous said...

Mike for the win!

Anonymous said...

2:32....same,bitter fat girl from a few years back!

mzchief said...

To BU-Bear...

We've had this discussion, you are NOT a Libertarian. Independent, perhaps, Libertarian NO FREAKIN' WAY!

Yes, people need a challenge but not soul-sapping Wise County politics that could result in dealing, day in and day out, with the wheels-off, freak show that is the Wise County Courthouse. I'll vote for you but I'll also hope you don't win, for yours and your family's sake.

BTW...Tell us where to send campaign donations.

Anonymous said...

Why can Barry not run as a Republican in Wise county? He is a resident and registered voter.
If there were a problem with his application wouldn't you want the Austin Repubs to let you know about the defect so you have a chance to cure it?
Someone tells what the problem is?
I hope he runs as a Repub. Let a thousand flowers bloom

Anonymous said...

Barry isn't a registered voter in the district?

Anonymous said...

8:33, I believe you had to be a resident for 6 months prior to yesterday. So no, Barry does not qualify as a Republican (or Democrat) candidate. He lives in Tarrant county.

Election Code, 141.001
(5) have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
(A) for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;

For an independent, it's June 23 (6 months prior would be January 23, 2016. He just has to establish residency here by January 23).

Anonymous said...

He doesn't live anywhere near Wise county. Closer to Watauga I'd say.