2.15.2007

There's No Kid Busting His Butt On A Sidewalk . . .

. . . or anything like that, but I think this clip is significant. First, it is the first time I ever recall any Texas legislative committee hearing ending up on YouTube.com. (The legislature's web site has hour and hours of footage but who wants to watch all that crap?). Maybe we'll finally get some insight into the fact the Jane Nelsons of the world don't know what they are doing. Secondly, this clip is pretty funny. The chairperson is Ric Williamson who is in charge of TxDOT. (He also used to represent Wise County in the House.) The guy speaking is Sen. John Carona who wants Ric to give him an appointment this week. He wants one really badly. Ric ain't so hospitable. Good times. Edit: Someone sent me this link as well.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our tax money at work. The repubs are such a**holes.

Anonymous said...

ahhh...poor guy...why doesn't anyone want to play nicely with him? That's unfortunate....at least he's looking out for me and you---the State of Texas

HHL said...

was this about the unopened turnaround lanes at US287 and FM730? apparently it will take an act of congress to get those clearance signs installed.

Anonymous said...

HA...
this is funnier than that crap fox.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Senator Corona assumes that just because he doesn't have anything to do during that week, neither does Mr. Williamson.

Anonymous said...

I am so sick of many people on this blog, depending on the blogger's political beliefs, saying because someone is a republican or democrat that the person is therefore an a**hole. Ric Williamson ran and was first elected as a democrat. Mr. Williamson later switched parties. Rick Perry was also elected to the Texas House as a democrat and later switched to the republican party. Rick Perry actually worked for the Jesse Jackson and Al Gore presidential campaigns. Horror of horrors to a republican, i.e. me! Have these two men always been a**holes or have they only been a**holes since switching parties. I admit that some republicans are a**holes as well as some democrats. I will also state that most republicans are good people as well as most democrats. I have very good friends who have very different political viewpoints than I do and they are not a**holes. The gentleman who host this blog has very different political viewpoints than I do, yet he is not an a**hole, and I do consider him a good friend. This blog often bores me because of some bloggers calling other bloggers names strictly due to their political beliefs. I do believe that some people on this blog are misguided and/or incorrect in their political beliefs yet I do not believe that they are a**holes since I do not know them. You will never convince someone that their beliefs are wrong by calling them names. If a person truly believes something and lives by their beliefs respect them. You can still try to convince them they are wrong but at least show them some common decencey and respect. If you do this the person you disagree with might actually listen to your opinions and change their beliefs. Unlikely but possible. This is my rant for the year, hopefully, as I rarely if ever blog on this or any other site.

Atticus said...

A funny thing I remember about Ric Williamson and Rick Perry is that were originally elected to the State Legislature the same year as Democrats. When Ann Richards was Governor, they invited her to a fund raiser at Weatherford. They were her big supporters and loyal Democrats. Shortly after that when the politics began to change, they decided they were conservatives and left for the greener pastures of the Republican party. I am sure it had nothing to do with getting elected. The change had to be based on their principles??

goober said...

It does't matter what party he is affiliated with... Ric W. (and Rick "GoodHair") have been twerps since first elected. This incident is only more fuel on the fire as far as these two are concerned. (One employment is maintained by the other, neither of which really give a flying rip about the common citizen in Texas).