Friday, October 28, 2016

Remember Buna ISD Patrons

Just a reminder ladies and gentlemen, there is a school board election going on right now at the Buna ISD.

Early voting will be at the Buna ISD Adm. Building 1022 TX State Hwy 62 Buna, TX.

Oct 24 to Nov. 4


7am to 4pm

I will post the general election sites closer to Nov. 8th.

There are 6 people on the ballot, and you can vote for 4.

I will not endorse or support any candidate for the position, as I know several of the candidates as either people I worked with, taught their children, or taught the candidate.

I do however strongly support you voting in this election, especially if you care about your school district.


Okay, we need to " lighten up" Friday. We've hit a wall. A literal wall. We hit it about 10 days ago.

The question is this, " What on earth will we hear about after Nov. 8?"

So, my question this Friday is this.....are you doing Halloween this weekend ?

If so, what you " going to dress as?"

To be honest we all need to let " our hair down." The last 597 days have been rough on the entire country.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Damn! What Happened to You?

So,everyday I take a look on site and there is a number of you that have, well, made it another year with God's grace.

And I run into many of you when I go to town.

And well, damn, you got old.

In all seriousness, I look at many of you, you're doing well in your careers, I look and your spouses are " good folks" and if I was still teaching would be proud to have your children in my class. ( That said, if we ever had to have a parent conference, it might be, well, sort of odd....but that isn't a concern)

I know I have said this, but from time to time I need to say this....I'm pretty damn proud of you.

And while I tease you about getting old, as I told a couple of people earlier..." Getting old ain't for sissies."

Trust me on that...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I Was Chastised For Not Doing This....

I fully well intended to do this, but to be honest, I could not find it. It wasn't on the sites it should have been, but I really was not surprised.

Here for those of you who live there, are the voting sites for Newton County, Texas.

In Deweyville

Friday and Saturday of this week early voting from 9am to 7pm at the Senior Citizen Building on Hwy. 87.

In Newton the early voting will take place at the County Clerk's Office
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
This week and next week.

One of the most interesting races in Newton Co. is Pct. 4 in which there are 3 write-in candidates running for County Commissioner. No one in that precinct is on the ballot.

The race that is of most interest to me is Newton County Sheriff, where former Jasper Co. Sheriff, Billy Rowles is the Republican candidate against Democrat Cynthia Hall. Hall, defeated the incumbent Sheriff Eddie Shannon in the Spring Primary.

From Travis Co., Texas, the Political Ad of the Year

End It

And at this point, a bumper sticker we can all get behind.....just end it.

BTW- The 2016 Election has now been " officially" going on for 597 days.

In comparison, the last election in Britain was 139 days.

Canada? 78 days.

Japan? 12 days.

We are in some form of psychological shock, drubbing, whatever. We are just done in this nation....just done.

A Concern, A Serious Reminder and A Joke if You're Young, You Will Not Understand

So, in the last 24 hours a number of things have come to my attention.

First of which is voting irregularities, especially in Chambers County.

The majority of Clerks running elections want their county election to be as honest as the day is long.

Most clerks in Texas a now Republican and for those of you concerned, I don't see them wanting an election being seen as ' rigged.'

That said, there are some glitches in electronic voting machines. I think the entire state need to go back to paper ballots. It might take a little more time, but questions like voting for one person showing up on the computer screen as someone else might end.

Second- Ladies and gentlemen you can't wear buttons or hats or caps or shirts with a person running for office emblazoned on it to your polling place.

It is against the law.

Earlier this week, some people in Hardin County were sent home for wearing campaign " clothing."

Look, campaign signs have to be so many feet from the door of polls. I've seen people get a tape measure and check.

Lastly, a joke. You youngsters won't " get."

In the 1990s when Poland broke away from the anchor of communism, they decided to run their first free election since World War II.

To help out the new found democracy, Jefferson County, Texas decided to send their old voting machines to Poland to use in their Presidential election.

Who won the election in Poland?

Jack Brooks.