That is one professional looking document right there. I had no idea a Democrap could spell without government help.
Seriously? Hand written? Speaks volumes doesn't it!!
OH WAIT! THEY DIDN'T CALL OBAMMY TO HELP THEM!
Can I sign up for some of that free health care while I'm at it?
As a democrat yourself, Barry, what are you doing to help your party? Sitting behind a blog ranting and raving about how you are right and others are wrong is hardly someone that has grounds to say anything. At least they are out there trying... unlike yourself. I guess you're too busy to actually try to do anything other than give your opinions on how everyone else should live their lives and do little to help change the very things you gripe about! I'm sure you could be the chair of the WCDP but you won't lift a finger to get involved. Go back and hide in your sandwich shop next to the rainbow lounge!
Wow, seriously? My 5 year old is available to transcribe this in crayon if she needs help.
Don't anyone sign up, it's a trick. I signed up and went to meet with the so called Wise Dem Leadership, next thing I knew I woke up in an alley in Austin with pink hair, a tye dye T-shirt, and "Liberal Weenie" tattoed across my chest next to my Che Guavera tattoo.
Barry, not to be a suck-up today, but I'm really starting to appreciate your genius at stirring up stuff. Even when you know that the local neanderthals will start taking shots at you, you post the provocative photos and statements anyway. I haven't seen the republicans this happy since HeeHaw came out on DVD. Still, it looks like the Democratic party is in sad shape in Wise County. But to me it would be like opening a library in a town full of illiterates. You've got free access to knowledge and wisdom, but the locals are too stupid and too stubborn to take advantage of it. "There are none so blind as those who will not see."
Barry! Come on!! Leave Barbara alone. You people really need to know her before commenting. How many of you jerks had ever had to make a sign at the last minute with minimal supplies? Most of you are just mad because she did not use the guns, swastikas or piles dead Jews.
Really, you didn't know it took a semiliterate simpleton to be a Democrat anyway? That's strange.
Blah, blah, blah. Yada, yada, yah.
Question:I notice the Republican Women or the Republican Men or the Republican Men and Women meet in the Court House in Decatur at least every other week. Do they get to meet there free or do they have to pay for the electicity and use of the building? If they get to meet there, I assume the KKK, Wicans and Wise County Islam Club would have the same rights.
WOW......That is all I can say!(mouth open.....eyes buggin'out)
It somewhat looks like a ransom note that has been scrawled on a piece of toilet paper?jus' sayin'
Absolutely an embarrassment to the citizens of Wise, regardless of political affiliation! Can someone who knows this woman show her how to use a word processor to at least pretend to appear professional???
like party affiliation on the local level means anything anyway.
Never fear Barbara, help is on the way. The angry white men of this blog (including Mschief)have no place to hide as Texas becomes more diverse (and dare I say more compassionate/tolerent) They will just get more mean......if that is possible but their days in power are numbered.
to 11:29, free health care is already available to those that can show they have no $
Your suggesting that compassion and tolerance is a hallmark of diversity and the democratic party? Look a few lines above, as well as throughout the comments on this blog and try to say that again with a straight face.
11:30 you need to lay off BG. Unlike 99% of WC he has run a campaign and held office. Do you have any idea how much of a beat down that is?He played the game and won. Now he can be John Madden. He gets to draw circles and say "BOOM!" all he wants.
1:52, Then why are they forcing us to pay 1.2 Trillion dollars for more free health care.
2:24: answer to your question:The Ant and the GrasshopperOld version: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and palys the summer away....come winter, the ant is warm and well fed (and can pay for health care). The grasshopper has no food or shelter (or health care), so he dies out in the cold. MORAL: be responsible for yourself!Obama's newer version: The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances ad plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be warm and well fed (and able to afford medical care) while the grasshopper is cold, starving, and sick. How can this be, in a country of such wealth, that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer????Obama condemns the ant and drafts the "Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act". The ant's taxes are raised and his house is confiscated and given to the POOR grasshopper (along with free health care). End of story: the grasshopper and all his free-loading friends live in the ant's house, eat all his food, use his $$ to pay for health care while the ant's old house they are living in crumbles around them because they don't care to maintain anything of high quality. Later, the same grasshopper is found dead in the snow in a drug related incident after he's allowed the nice house from the ant to become run-down and trashed. MORAL: be careful who you vote for in 2010.
1:45....compassionate/tolerant? What most liberals just refuse to understand is they do not corner the market on compassion. All conservatives I know simply believe that help should come from charitable organizations instead of from governmment where so much is wasted and every dirtbag politician is sucking on the public teat. Conservatives give far more in charitable contributions and pay more in taxes than so called progressives". If you want to be truly enlightened, put your hands in your own pocket instead of always looking for a hand out. You may be surprised what you find there. Find a cause to support other than whales, Al Gore, labor unions and PETA and then I'll listen to how compassionate you are.
Hey 2:52, I think you do a good job of capturing the conservative viewpoint of the welfare state. That people who need these types of services are simply lazy folks that are unwilling to work like the rest of us. To a very small degree, I think you are right. But what if the ant loses his job because his factory got relocated to China? What if the ant gets cancer and can't afford the medical bills. More and more, the people that need these services are hard working Americans that have had bad luck or tragedy in their lives. Hey 2:59, I agree that no political party has the market cornered on compassion. But how can you make the blanket statement that conservatives give "far more" in charitable contributions and pay more in taxes? Please show me the link where you got those numbers. Also, what is wrong with supporting labor unions? On the one hand you want people to stop looking for hand-outs, but you don't want to give them the ability to get a decent wage. Should we repeal the child labor laws as well?
Someone call Wise pest control!! We don't have crabs anymore we have ants and grasshoppers!!
12:50 - The Wise County Republican women meet in the courthouse likely because they asked for that right. So what? The Democratic Party used to meet there years ago. They chose to meet in eating establishments in different places in the county to encourage more attendance. Personally, the Wise County Democratic Party has gone down since the death of Ed Forbis. He was a great, sensible, smart leader that didn't spend meeting time RUNNING down Republicans and/or bashing their ideas.Political leadership should be focused on issues, both county, state and locally and discussed with sanity and maturity. When these meetings become cheerleading events and/or prayer meetings, they are WRONG!
I looked at that board and all I saw was a Banjo for sale sign.
3:41 best comment ever....
Oh Babwa...get a computer.
3:27...Aurthur Brooks, Professor of Economics at Syracuse University wrote a book called "Who Really Cares" that has withstood substantial scrutiny by the left. According to his study, conservatives give 3 1/2 times more both in real dollars and as a percentage of income than liberals. If you want to read something absolutely sickening, read this article:http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c5_1238044128The fact that these points are not broadcast every year at election time is proof of the liberal bias in the media. The information gleaned from tax returns filed by politicians is embarassing. Pay particular attention to the Jesse Jackson foundation numbers.As for labor unions, show me one that actually looks out for its members instead of its leaders. Labor unions were once a great and necessary thing but has become so corrupt they have lost all credibility. There are many things broken in this country and I am convinced, none will be repaired by democrats or republicans until we have term limits. Somehow, some way, we have to get politicians to put the good of the country ahead of their own interests. If you want an example of that, look at the restictions on tort reform in the new health care bill passed by the house. Man, the attorneys have to love that paragraph.
Another thing about labor unions...Texas ranks 47th in union membership of the 50 states and DC. It also had 6 of the top ten area economies in the United States. Coincidence? I think not. Do you think Detroit could learn a lesson?
3:27 If you saved and prepared like the ant, loosing your job or encumbering a medical condition wouldn't matter so much. You’d be pre-pared. (Hint Hint) Maybe, those who need to learn simple moral life lessons on finances should pay more attention to that famous financial adviser, Dave Ramsey.
3:27 I bet you fall for every one of those Niagerian emails, don't you?
2:24, $1.2T (estimated) over a 10 year period, lets clarify that first. Obama's plan is to offset these costs through corrections in the current system w/o affecting Medicare/caide; if he can't meet that objective, I agree, it shouldn't pass the Senate and if it miraculously does, Obama shouldn't sign it(.) MY point was, the system is currently broken: full of freebies, waste, fraud and abuse, that those insured and the taxpayers are funding, and Obama stepped up to do something positive about it. I don't get all the negative bias here. Wouldn't affordable insurance actually incite more small business owners to open up his/her own shop instead of being forced to work for some corporation so that they can have access to decent insurance? Given the pool of corporate jobs is thinning while our population is aging and growing, I thing this is a necessary change.
Just curious...would it have been as circulated had it been "all prettied-up?" Look at the marketing done. Good or bad response...message got around. Even got some dander up. That is always good. Brains have some waves flickering through...Thanks Mr. Green. Geesh, people are so funny about what ticks 'em off! There are more band wagons than I imagined (with plenty of room for all).
Hey 2:24. Can you do something more original than drag up the grasshopper/ant analogy from the '70's. The last time I saw that Jimmy Carter was the villan.Puleeeeeze.
2:52 - Did we really just use an ant as the representative of individual responsibility? The ant is the poster-animal for working for the well-being of the group. I get your point, just saying your analogy is lame. As lame as Bob Dole's arm.
I did not know we had to contact Ms. Mote for the application. She is a wonderful woman and truly cares about the people of Wise County. I will be contacting her for the application.
The forms can be downloaded from the Secretary of State office and the county chair needs to post at the courthouse how to be contacted the last day of filing for office. State candidates file with the Texas Democratic party. The Republican Party in Wise County has a great organization with a lawyer serving as County Chair. They meet regularly at the courthouse with their agenda, minutes, news posted on their web site.The Republican Women are very active and have the funds to support candidates.Barbara Mote is not capable to serve as county chair because she is too old and does not have the computer skills to function in that capacity.
12:50 Both parties meet at the County courthouse without paying for utilities. The parties are responsible for holding the primary elections and work closely with the county officials. Since the other groups you mention do not have responsiblities and duties per the Texas Election code, they should not have equal access to the courthouse.
Barry, you should be more than a little worried about the state of the local Democratic Party. When was the last time they met since there is nothing in the local newspapers.
Any citizen runningn for office is incorrect since only candidates running in the Democratic Party. Barbara Mote does not have anything to do with the Republican primary and the candidates can get forms directly from the SEC or the county clerk's office. Also, Lannie Nobles, the election administrator, could assist in obtaining the forms for local candidates.
9:34 - So Aesop was alive in the 1970's? Try 670's. The analogy is timeless, actually. Read Proverbs 6:6-9.
True, 11:53. But there are no slacker ants. All of them serve a beneficial purpose.The Bob Dole remark makes 2:59's point clear.
Ants are socialists. They are also terrorists(fire ants), believe in a strong military(army ants) and are not ecologically friendly(leaf cutter ants).Ants are bad. Let's step on them.Double Fake Karl Marx
601 - If the federal government can save billions of dollars in Medicare fraud and waste, why shouldn't that be done first, before completely overhauling the entire system? As for the rest, even Barney Frank admits that the public option is a tactic to obtain single payer insurance, thereby removing competition (and choice) from the marketplace.
Wordkyle, I completely agree with you on solving Medicare fraud first.Our family has experienced this kind of fraud first hand right here in Wise County through UNNECESSARY TESTING. I don't buy the old, "gotta test or be taken to court" mentality.It is disgusting how many medical professionals and hospitals are caught up in this.And some of these folks are the first to complain about health care reform. Sure, why mess with the current system?Fraud pays big dividends.
Kyle: Medicare/caid could be hit first but thats not the only source of fraud and waste on the table, so as you suggest the attack could be phased but it can't stop there, so why not just gang up on it all at once. Obama's probably thinking its difficult enough to even discuss HCR with so much heat on the topic, so why not attempt get it all over with and behind him by taking 1 big pill rather than spreading this problem out over his entire term. Given that this probably won't pass anyway, they'll likely have to break it up as you suggest at least lets hope Congress does something about the problem and not just give up.
Will the Democratic Party in Wise County ever get back as good as it was when Mr Forbis was county chair? probably not until someone with his qualities steps up to the plate.
5:24 Ed Forbis was an outstanding leader during a time when Democrats were dominent in Texas and other southern states. Being an attorney, he was able to lead and follow the election code, unlike the leadership at the present as evident by the notice posted at the courthouse. Mr. Forbis would not fit in todays Democratic Party and would have many detractors from the progressives, netroots, envirnomental activists, and organized labor. And if he failed to bash Republicans, he would be accused of being a Republican. Politics has changed since then and now progressives are in the majority leaving conservative Democrats in the minority. Look at what is happening to the blue dogs who voted NO to the health care reform bill. They are being punished by George Soros's Move-on.org and other radical left wing groups and will be targeted in the 2010 primary with well funded progressive candidates who will vote for Soros's socialists agenda.Wise, Parker, Tarrant and Dallas counties are under progressive leadership and will remain as long rogressive radical left is in the White House.
Collectionsite, the County Chair does not make new rules or change the rules.Nothing has changed so save yourself some trouble and download the application. It costs money to mail or drive to meet someone. You understand the process better than other Democrats so help her and do all of us Democrats a big favor.
6:30 - you make good points about the "changes" that have come about through the years, but one thing does NOT change. And that is the matter of solid leadership.I've attended Democratic meetings where little was accomplished. A good leader moves the meeting on, has an agenda (that is followed) and gets the thing over and done with in a timely fashion.We have leaders.......and we also have cheerleaders. Forbis was a leader. What we've had since are cheerleaders.The Wise County Democratic Party (if they had any sense) would look at the Wise County Republican Party - no, not their politics - but yes, their leadership.It is good.
all you have to do is look at the source of this website!!! another lawyer who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. Barry Green a wanna be and always has been!!!
to the person who wrote absolute embarrassment comment. The only one who should be embarrassed on this blog is you. That haircut is terrible, your ugly and your momma's genes didn't help any.
5:57 am, why don't you get off your lazy fat ass and do it then? insteady you hide behind these blogs with your fat face in a bowl of ice cream and eating twinkies and then chasing it down with a gallon of chocolate milkyou need to get out of your trailer and do something for the county yourself
8:50 Good leadership, that can follow an agenda at the meetings is important; however, the position of County Chair requires so much work, time and effort, no one wants to do the work. Dealing with the factions in the party makes it almost impossible to set goals and move forward. When a chair has to spend more time keeping order among the guests attending the meetings, just to get through the agenda, something is really, really wrong. Ed Forbis would turn over in his grave at what has happened to our grand ole party. Again, it is not the same, and probably never will be again, since he was the leader. The DNC now dictates to the local county chair every move they make via their field directors. No "one size fits all" never works. The local Republican Party leadership doesn't have to answer to paid GOP employees at the national level. No one capable of leadership will allow someone not elected to micro-manage the party from the national headquarters. If Democrats were in power in Texas, I'm sure attorneys like Barry Green or others would take on the leadership of the party again. But democrats are not in the majority and won't be for many years to come, if ever.As a Democrat and understanding the process, I'm more concerned about leadership's ability to conduct the 2010 primary than I'm concerned about how the meetings are conducted. The election is what is important.
7:48 - I agree with your last statement, however, the party chair can and often does set the "mood" for the meetings. When that is accomplished, those in attendance are more apt to listen to matters pertaining to the election.The Wise County Democratic Party (in my opinion) has lost respect through the years by not setting a good example of solidarity. The party has become fragmented. When that happens, it takes a long time to put things back to gether and only a dedicated, hard working and informed leader can effectively do that.I'm not holding my breath about the direction the local Dems are going. Many thoughtful Democrats just don't want to be identified with a party that does little more than waste time at meetings.Who needs that?
9:38 It will take a long time to overcome the damage done to the Democratic party, not only in Wise County, by the progressive movement under Howard Dean's leadership. Many moderates do not support the progressive agenda; therefore, they do not attend meetings, fundraisers or involve themselves in the local party. That is a big loss since many moderates are successful small business owners who were the backbone of financial support for the party.For party unity, all have to want it, work for it and decide it doesn't matter who gets credit. And all have to work within the process of respecting elected office. There is a way of dealing with issues within the party. If a party member doesn't like what is going on, run for precinct chair or county chair. That how changes are made and if you care about the party, get involved to change it and do your part to make the meetings worth attending.From my observation and experience the task is more than setting the right mood or being informed. No leader can change basic values of either side. In other words, the reform movement was to purge the party at all levels of moderates in order to take over before the 2008 primary election. It worked to put a far left president in office and attempt to continue grass roots support for his radical agenda.Now progressives are in control, it will be up to their leadership to reach out to moderates and that is not going to happen. To a progressive, a moderate is hated more than a Republican. Neither party in my opinion has room for moderates who are in the majority and vote independently. Neither party has the majority of votes so the party that moves to center right will win elections by reaching to Independents. Thank you for the dicussion. It will take someone outstanding to take the party back to the good ole days when Mr. Forbis was the great leader he was. I doubt I will see that in my life time.
Good points 5:58 - I agree with everything you say, but do still have a "glimmer" of hope that both parties will become passionate about issues that help the American people.Politics has become more about "the one upmanship game", and/or about bloated egos - thoughtful folks just don't want to be involved in those kinds of things.Members of my family have been involved in the local Democratic party, but when it began to evolve into stupid game playing and the bashing of Republicans, we got out.Sometimes folks just get tired of waiting for the Ed Forbis type of leadership.Maybe it is gone forever.
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