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12-25-2013: Merry CHRISTmas - remember the reason for the season.


12-19-2013:  Another Illegal Alien puts people in the hospital - at least no one died on this one.  I pray that the citizens that were hurt (critical condition) have a speedy recovery. I am very glad that none of our precious children were on that school bus. I am referring to an article in the Lewisville Leader titled, "Police charge man for intoxication assault" written nicely by Heather Goodman.  Now, for you liberals that keep telling me that I am against illegal aliens being in this country, well, you are correct.   But it does not mean I am wrong. In the article, you will see reference to the illegal alien is on an ICE hold/detainer - that means he is not here legally. (I had to be clear for a liberal that is going to comment on this post on his blog).  Illegal aliens are the cause for many of those crosses by the side of the road and several in Lewisville.  The motorcycle rider killed at Bellaire and 121, the three stabbings (and two deaths) at the low income apartments at Edmonds and Fox, the chainsaw decapitation in the middle of the street, and on and on.  Too bad there isn't anyone on the City Council that wants to allow the Police to do their job and enforce the laws of this Country, State, and City, etc...  (Yes, I am referring to my election loss to the guy with the DWI - after all, I was the only one on the council that wanted to do anything about Illegal Aliens in this City. See 287g link on Right. This is not intended to sound petty.  It is the truth.). So how many citizens are going to get hurt or killed before enforcement starts?  Citizens, it is up to you.


12-13-2013:  Toy Drive for Children In the Hospital....The last day for Toy Drive Donations is Friday by noon.  Christmas should NOT be a time of fear, anxiety, distress and pain. Unfortunately for hundreds of children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the only “home” they will know this Christmas is in a hospital room; and for some of them the only “family” they will see are the medical staff who care for them.  Click here for more..


12-02-2013: Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 6:15 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Update on Denton County Fresh Water Supply District Development Issues
      PRE-MEETING COMMENTS:  Castle Hills is NOT Lewisville but it is our Extended Tax Jurisdiction (ETJ) area.  Basically, Lewisville put in the water/sewage infrastructure for Castle Hills which is now being called Castle Hills West.  This has added a lot of debt liability balance to Lewisville.  The people in Castle Hills are taxed by water districts and the taxes they pay are used to pay off the debt for that water/sewer infrastructure.  Why did the past council do this and why are they doing it again?  I can only guess.  When I was on the Council, I was against this expansion because it did not feel ethical.  I was told it was legal.  It still feels unethical and I am still against it.  But here are some observations:
      • The presentation in the Backup Agenda is basically the expansion of Castle Hills to the East.  You would NEVER know this unless you looked at the workshop Presentation in the backup material of the agenda... Again, NEVER know it because the agenda says, "Denton County Fresh Water Supply District Development Issues".
      • The developer gets the City to put the infrastructure at virtually no cost to the developer.
      • Like the first Castle Hills (West), it is allowing the developer to sell his lots (East) for a whole lot of money because the infrastructure is in place.  Just like he did with the West.
      • Supposedly, the taxes will pay the debt off with some interest to the City.  The developer gets to do this with the City Credit rating too.  From what I remember, I do not see any interest yet..  I do not see how it will since they are not Lewisville yet.  May not ever be if the tax rate stays high.  It may be decades before their debt is paid.
      • Because Castle Hills is an ETJ with a very high tax rate, Lewisville should not incorporate it as their tax rate will become the tax rate of the City - the whole City.  This would about double the current City rate of about 44 cents to about 85 to 90 cents.
      • The expansion will be developed with the City's credit rating.
    • B. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Lewisville City Council Meeting:   Please see the agenda.  There are several items that you should look over.
    • Item 8. Consideration of an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Lewisville, Texas Extending the Term of an Ordinance Granting a Collection of Residential Garbage, Refuse, Yard Waste, Bulky Waste, Recyclables and Containerized Commercial Solid Waste to Waste Management of Texas, Inc.; and Providing an Effective Date.
      PRE-MEETING COMMENTS:  The City council recently decided to make residential garbage collections once a week.  Currently it is twice a week with once a week recycle collection.  They are extending the current collections until they write the new one.  I prefer that we continue the current collection but they want to save about a dollar a month. ugh
    • Item H. CLOSED SESSION: In Accordance with Texas Government Code, Subchapter D,
      1. Section 551.072 (Real Estate): Property Acquisition
      2. Section 551.087 (Economic Development)

11-30-2013:  Important stories to note:


11-19-2013:  Public Meetings:  According to the CDBG Flier, that was incredibly hard to find, it says, "The City has approximately $591,000 to spend next year on Housing and Community Development needs for low- and moderate- income households and neighborhoods, so please join the CDBG Advisory Committee to share and discuss the needs in our community!"  and you know I think the money should be spent on Streets and Curbs where it can alleviate such City Projects.  See the CDBG page for more history.

   POST MEETING COMMENTS:  I was not able to make this meeting as I had other obligations...


11-18-2013: Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 6:40 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Lewisville City Council Meeting:   Please see the agenda.

11-07-2013:  The Unicorn Poacher (Intellectual Froglegs S2E14) by Joe Dan Gorman.  Men are required to have Maternity coverage in Obamacare?  Yep..  Has a man ever had a baby?  Gender Equalize?  The stupidity of these politicians is incredible.  He has a great montage of the broken promises from Obama about being able to keep your insurance.  Watch it!


11-04-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 5:50 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Youth Target Foundation Proposal
    • B. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Lewisville City Council Meeting:   Please see the agenda.

10-21-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 5:50 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Waste Management Franchise Review
      • POST MEETING COMMENTS:  The discussion was about Trash Pickup.  It looks like they are all going towards Once-A-Week pickup and recycling.  See Option 1 on page 36 of the Long version with backup material.   There will be a 95 Gallon container assigned to your residence and you can rent more for about $5/month from what I think I heard.  There is  going to be a bunch of stinky trash cans at once a week - especially if it is fish or chicken parts.  Just saying...  It will come up for a vote in a future council meeting.  For the record, I prefer Option 3 which is with two trash pickups per week.
    • B. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Lewisville City Council Meeting: 
    • ITEM 9. Consideration of Acceptance of the Lewisville Lake Development Business Plan, Prepared by Wynne/Jackson Inc., in Accordance With the Professional Services Agreement, Section 3.01, Approved on November 1, 2010.
      ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS:
      The City executed an agreement with Wynne/Jackson Inc., for a feasibility study for development of the City's leasehold property on Lewisville Lake. The purpose of the study was to identify opportunities and constraints of existing conditions, working with stakeholders and providing an implementation plan for development on the site. The agreement called for a Business Plan that the City can take forward in implementing the plan. Wynne/Jackson Inc., has completed all components of the Business Plan as outlined in the agreement and the City's acceptance of the Plan is requested at this time.
      RECOMMENDATION:
      That the City Council accept the Business Plan as outlined in the Professional Services Agreement with Wynne/Jackson, Inc. approved on November 1, 2010.
      • Pre Meeting Comments:  I had voted YES for the first Consolation but then voted NO when they came back for more money.  A whopping $265,000 for just consultations fees for the Lake Development project. I do not think it will be money making project.
      • Post Meeting Comments:  Motion Carried Unanimously. If I was on the Council, I would have continued to vote NO but not because it is a totally bad idea...  I would vote NO because the Lewisville has about $200 Million in debt liabilities.  This project is estimated to be about $160 Million on the LOW end and will probably be a lot closer to $200 million.  I think it will cause taxes to go up - way up.  Think of it this way, in very simple terms, if you are paying $1,500 per month on a $200,000 home and then buy another $200,000 home and are buying both...  OR another example, You sell the first home and buy a $400,000 home....  Liabilities owed will be double.  AND before some liberal decides to ridicule my example, I admit that it is a large topic to explain technically here - it would take volumes.  However, the math still works out about the same - it will cost us tax payers a whole lot more debt.
             For the record, the City debt is my main issue and I do not think it is a totally bad idea, BUT I do not think this area here will make it work profitably.  I think that the plans look nice but it is NOT the top-of-the-line resort.  In order to really work, it will have to be an exceptional place and that will cost much more than planned.

10-07-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 5:30 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Presentation of 35 Express Project Update by Heather Christman, Walsh Group
    • B. Discussion of Wind Energy Ordinance Amendment
    • C. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Regular Council Meeting.
    • ITEM E, 1. Public Hearing: Consideration of an Ordinance for a Zone Change Request From Agricultural Open Space (AO) to Light Industrial (LI) on 7.057 Acres, Located at 507 Barfknecht Lane, 1749 Raintree Lane, 1753 Raintree Lane, 517 Barfknecht Lane, and the Southeast Corner of the Intersection of Barfknecht Lane and Raintree Lane; Further Identified as Tracts 32 and 33 of the S. M. Hayden Survey, Abstract 537; as Requested by Metro Auto Auction, the Property Owner (Case No. PZ-2013-09-12).
    • ITEM E, 2. Public Hearing: Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 17, Section 17-30 of the Lewisville City Code to Modify the Prohibition Related to the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages in a Retail Establishment for Off-Premise Consumption Within 300 Feet of a Church, Public or Private School, or Public Hospital to Include the Sale of all Alcoholic Beverages.
      • It passed...  :(
    • ITEM H, 7: Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the Lewisville City Code, Section 2-201, Fee Schedule, Establishing a Fee for Keeping Chickens; and Chapter 3, Providing for Regulations for the Keeping of Chickens in the City.
      • MY COMMENTS:  The City of permits strikes again.  There is a $10 Annual registration fee...  FYI, there is a registration fee per year for each Dog too..  And other Animals...   Actually there are fees for just about everything.  Fees are just another form of taxation.  Some might think I am complaining too much about this form of a tax...  Nope, I think you are not complaining enough.
             Sooooo, what about chickens?   The ordinance is pretty tough.  Hens are not noisy and Roosters are not allowed.  Therefore, I am OK with it.
    • J. CLOSED SESSION: In Accordance with Texas Government Code, Subchapter D,
      • 1. Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney/Pending Litigation): City of Lewisville v. City of Farmers Branch and Camelot Landfill TX, LP, Cause No.4:12-CV-00782, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Application to Obtain Municipal Solid Waste Permit Amendment - Permit No. 1312B
      • 2. Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney): Legal issues related to open meetings
      • 3. Section 551.072 (Real Estate): Property Acquisition
      • 4. Section 551.074 (Personnel): City Manager Performance
      • 5. Section 551.087 (Economic Development): Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations

09-17-2013:  Heroes & Patriots is Intellectual Froglegs S2E10 by Joe Dan Gorman.  Visit his site at www.IntellectualFroglegs.com.  Joe Dan Gorman asks, "Is it rude to throw a breath mint at somebody's mouth while they are talking? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ADRavLFawY


09-16-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 5:30 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Midyear Economic Development Report
    • B. Wastewater Treatment Plant Odor Abatement
    • C. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Regular Council Meeting.
    • ITEM D. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of an Ordinance for a Zone Change Request From Genera l Business (GB) and Single-Family Residential (R-7.5) to Of fice District (OD) on 0.33 Acres, Located at 411 Harn Drive; Further Identified as Hivue Addition, Lot 1, Block C; as Requested by Daniel and Carol Longacre, the Property Owners (Case No. PZ-2013-08-11).
    • ITEM 1. Approval of a Resolution Authorizing Agreements Between the City of Lewisville and Community Development Block Grant Sub-Recipients; Between the City of Lewisville and City Social Service Agency Fund Recipients; Between the Economic Development and Planning Department and Public Services Department for FY 2013- 2014; and Authorization for City Officials to Execute the Agreements.
      Pre-Meeting Comments:  The CDBG committee appears to be getting better on where the money goes.  I do not think I have been too critical on the CDBG program.  It needs to be tighter but this year appears to be a better direction than it has been in recent years.  I am pretty clear on my CDBG page.
    • ITEM 6. Consideration of an Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of Not To Exceed $6,150,000 City of Lewisville, Texas, Combination Contract Revenue and Special Assessment Refunding Bonds, Series 2013 (Lewisville Castle Hills Public Improvement District No. 1 Project) (the “Series 2013 Refunding Bonds”) in Accordance With the Terms of the Trust Agreement; Authorizing the Defeasance and Refunding of $5,710,000 of the Outstanding City of Lewisville, Texas, Combination Contract Revenue and Special Assessment Refunding and Capital Improvement Bonds, Series 1998 (Lewisville Castle Hills Public Improvement District No. 1) (the “Series 1998 Bonds” or the “Refunded Bonds”); Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Trust Agreement; Authorizing a Final Offering Statement Pertaining to the Issuance of the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds; Delegating Authority to Authorized Officials to Finalize Certain Sale Terms Relating to the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds, Finalize a Deposit Agreement, and Finalize a Bond Purchase Agreement; Providing an Effective Date and Containing Other Matters Related to the Series 2013 Refunding Bonds.
      Pre-Meeting Comments:  In general, Bonds means Debts.  Someone is liable for this debt.  Since the city is issuing this out, it means that we are putting up the capital which should be paid back by the Castle Hills water districts.  In teh backup material it says, "The bonds are not general obligations of the city and are not payable from any funds raised or to be raised by taxation or any other revenue sources of the city." It is on someone's debt liabilities page somewhere... I have not found it yet.  The City has debt it needs to pay off (see LV Debt page) and is issuing bonds.  ........heavy sigh...
      After Meeting Comments:  They decided not to vote on it so it will come back with some alterations.
    • ITEM 7. Consideration of an Ordinance Approving the 2013 Annual Assessment/Service Plan Updates for the Lewisville Castle Hills Public Improvement District (PID) No. 1.
      After Meeting Comments:  They decided not to vote on it so it will come back with some alterations.
    • ITEM 8. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the FY 2012-13 Adopted Budget.
      The purpose of this ordinance is to amend the FY 2012-13 adopted budget to include all supplements and changes approved by Council throughout the year.
    • ITEM 9. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the Lewisville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article VIII, Section 2-201 Fee Schedule.
      Pre-meeting comments:  I have stated we are the City of Fees.
    • ITEM 13. Consideration of a Request to Waive Special Event Fees and Provide In-Kind Equipment and Staff Support for Best Little Brewfest in Texas in June 2014, as Requested by Cloud 9 Charities.
      Pre-Meeting Comments:  Alcohol is where the money is...

09-14-2013:  Great video.  Warning, Grab a Hanky...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s22HX18wDY


09-09-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:  Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there. {Click Mayor and Council, then click City Council Meetings, then click 2013 Agendas and Minutes.}  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:

  • 5:45 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Discussion of the 2025 Plan Committee Process
    • B. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Regular Council Meeting.
    • ITEM 1. Public Hearing: Consideration of the Proposed FY 2013-2014 Budget, Property Tax Revenue Increase and Proposed Property Tax Rate.

      MY COMMENTS: The tax rate is the same. Council decided to maintain the current property tax rate of $ 0. 44021 (the split will be maintained at $ 0.32289 for Operations and Maintenance ( O/ M) and $ 0. 11732 for Interest and Sinking ( I/ S - dedicated to debt payments - note that is about a third of what comes in and about a third of that is interest alone - see my LV Debt Liabilities page for more info but imagine if the City is debt free, the money would about 33% farther as a simple look at the numbers show.) for FY 2013- 14).

    • ITEM 2. Public Hearing: Consideration of an Ordinance for a Zone Change Request From General Business (G B) and Single-Family Residential (R-7.5) to Office District (OD) on 0.33 Acres, Located at 411 Harn Drive; Further Identified as Hivu e Addition, Lot 1, Block C; as Requested by Daniel and Carol Longacre, the Property Owners (Case No. PZ-2013-08-11).
    • ITEM 8: Approval of an Economic Development Agreement Between the City of Lewisville and Prime Controls, LP; and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute the Agreement.
      ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS:  Prime Controls, LP, is an industrial automation and controls system company that currently operates a facility at 815 Office Park Circle. The Company is expanding and is purchasing a building, at a new location in Lewisville, with a total value of $5,100,000 in real and business person al property (BPP). The proposed agreement provides a 50% tax incentives/rebate on the total value of real and BPP for the new location. Prime Controls, LP will also promote Lewisville as location in all media advertising and contribute $5,000 towards a City Sponsored Event or Program and maintain a continuous membership with the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce.
      MY COMMENTS:  Please understand my position on abatements (they call it other names like grants/rebates, etc...).  What it really comes down to is that LISD and the County do not give abatements.  You have to pay your property taxes.  I think that they should pay their fair share like everyone else.   However, some things are a wash or something we can not actualize but assume on the affects.  It is a game that I think we should not play but it is allowed by law.  Most of these deals are made with the assumption that the company will move somewhere else.  Really?  We already have low tax rates.  We have two major highways and three minor highways coming into the City.  Going just about anywhere else will cost them more.  Even though I scrutinized the  abatements process, there are some pros and cons to every deal like this.  I think there are usually a lot more cons in most cases but let's look at this.  Part of the deal includes:
      - The Agenda says in the backup material. "The agreement is for an annual 50% tax rebate for 5 years. Assuming that the $5.1 million in value is reached in the first year of the agreement, the maximum annual liability is approximately $18,708."  Also, what happens after 5 years and they leave or ask for more?
      - Here's the math and it does not match what the city posts on this Item: 
           Value x the City portion of Property Tax rate at 50% is
           $5,100,000 x (.44021 / 100) *.50 = $11,225.36.
           It looks like there is an estimated property value limit of about $8.5 built into this agreement if we work the math backwards using the City's value of $18,708.  It is not clear anywhere that I could see.  In any case, let's use the lower end numbers that I calculated and multiply that over the next five years.  (Keep in mind that the limit could add about $7,480 more per year over five years.  $18,708 - $11,225 = $7,480 x 5 years = $37,400)
         $11,225.36 x 5 years =  $56,126.80 in abatements over the next 5 years.
      - Prime Controls has also agreed to promote Lewisville as a location in all their media advertising and contribute $5,000 towards a City Sponsored Event or Program.  One chart says annually but it does not say that in the actual agreement.  I basically mentions one payment and nothing about annually for 5 years.
         $56,126 - $25,000 = $31,126 in net abatements over 5 years on the estimated low end.
      - "Company shall employ one hundred and fifty ( 150 ) Facility Based Employees by the end of the twelfth (12th ) month following the Effective Date of this Agreement."  If not, the abatement/grant/refund will not be given. But there is no assurance that these employees live in Lewisville.  There is no data given on where employees live either.
      -It is assumed that the 150 employs that may only get a 30 minute lunch will eat here in Lewisville or that they will live and shop in Lewisville.  I always saw these estimates as way too high.  Yes, I believe that there will be some but not as high as they spout.  Is so, we will get this money back in sales tax revenues from other businesses.
  • OTHER ITEMS:  There are several other items waiving fees for organizations on this agenda.  Nothing that I would argue with.  I think it is a good thing for the City to waive these fees (taxes in another form) but I wish it was done for everyone.
  • H. CLOSED SESSION: In Accordance with Texas Government Code, Subchapter D,
    1. Section 551.072 (Real Estate): Property Acquisition
    2. Section 551.087 (Economic Development): Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations

09-08-2013: This is just mean - but it is funny.  LG Meteor Prank. Job Interview Prank Involving a Giant TV and a Meteor Strike Produces Hilarious Results. OK this LG Electronics fake interview is mean but funny. How would you react?  As for me? I am good with the Lord..  What can you really do in a situation like that anyway?  Watch this...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=&v=ynvKWYvyCqw


09-07-2013 - In the News (and then some) - Things you should know and a maybe little comment from me - JDG.


08-26-2013:  A true American Hero - Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter.  President Obama presented Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter with the nation's highest military honors, this afternoon. See the article links below.  


08-24-2013:  A Nation of Cowards?  WELL, Wild Bill hit the nail on the head on this one... Eric Holder stated that "America is a Nation of Cowards!"  As Wild Bill puts it, everything thing else Eric Holder said was Ignorantly stated.  Here are some really great statements that Wild Bill made about why we are a nation of cowards:

  • BECAUSE our God fearing Christians hide behind church doors instead of declaring God's truth in the pubic square.

  • because "God Said So!" is a perfectly legitimate political argument!  {and we should say so}.

  • because we allow able bodied citizens to destroy their dignity through welfare dependence. If we really cared, we would kick the able bodied welfare dependents out of the nest forcing them to learn how to care for themselves. Hunger is a wonderful teacher.

  • because we don't offend people when decency demands that we offend them....

  • because we are too polite to stand up and fight for our freedom.

Then he asks, "What is it going to take to turn us into a nation of warriors for freedom?"  The answer is that list just above the question.  Didn't your mama tell you that "because" is not an excuse?
See the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzlBWrIbmi8


08-22-2013:  A quote from a book called 'Atlas Shrugged' written by Ayn Rand (1957).   I was wondering what the book and movie were all about.  I kept getting accused of being an Atlas Shrugged groupie by the liberals.  Well, I watched it and it was not a bad movie.  So I watched Part II also.  Not a action block buster but it had some really good points.  In one scene, one of the characters (a bad guy called Dr. Ferris) was telling a business man (a good guy called Mr. Reardon) to basically play their game.  Here is the quote:

Did you really think we want those laws observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. ('Atlas Shrugged' 1957)

So that is why we have stupid laws created by power hungry people.  Personally, I want a nation of law-abiding citizens.  Not only do we have a bunch of laws "that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted" but we also have laws that can be enforced and are not.  They want to play that game and to me it is not a game. Since these liberals try to diminish my views by acting like I am some sort of clown.... Allow me to quote 'Homey the Clown' from the show In Living Color - "Homey don't play that!"


08-20-2013:  A Farmers Branch Update... They are going to appeal to SCOTUS!  See more....


08-19-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:

  • 5:30 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Urban Chicken Regulations
    • B. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
    • PRIOR WORKSHOP COMMENTS: 
      • The chicken ordinance was discussed at the February 2013 planning retreat.  I was on the Council at that time.  See Chicken Ordinance topic at a Council Retreat and come back here.
             I do not see a problem with pet Chickens for egg laying but I do have a problem if they are going to be slaughtered in backyards.  That will lead to nasty blood biohazards, etc...  I am not against people having dogs, cats, birds, lizards, …. Or chickens. The number? I do not know if there needs to be limits as long as there is no nuisance to neighbors.  However, the proposed limit is fine with me.  I will not own any chickens.  The consensus was no roosters would be allowed.
             I guess we do not see Chickens roaming around like other birds is because they do not really fly - and they taste really good.
      • I usually do not add other people's inputs to my notes but I have added the following with permission.  I think he had some good points.  Here is the email...
        • Hi John,
               You may want to send this info out to your mailing list. The City is (finally) going to have a workshop session on Monday at 5:30pm to discuss restoring the freedom of those of us with sub-1-acre lots to have hens in our back yards (What's worse for your neighbors, 6 rottweilers (legal), or 6 hens (illegal)?). The City Staff, unfortunately, has put together an unacceptable set of recommendations. In general, their rules are more restrictive than Flower Mound's, or than most of the other cities in our area.
               http://www.cityoflewisville.com/index.aspx?page=932 (August 18 Agenda + Backup)
               The most egregious issue, however, is the part where they call for "random inspections" of people's back yards to ensure compliance. There is case law existing (see for example http://www.amberglaw.net/articles/2012/1/17/4th-amendment-privacy-rights-in-your-backyard.html) that says that your fenced back yard is just as private an area as your home is, and that entry without a warrant & probable cause is not legal. Registration with assent to without-cause inspections would infringe on our right to the privacy & security of our own homes.
                Jonathan Hightower, jonathan8883@hotmail.com
    • POST MEETING COMMENTS:  As I stated before, I am not going to raise any chickens for eggs or as pets, etc...However, I think the proposed requirements are extremely ridiculous.  From the backup material::
       - Setbacks – 25’ (coop or pen) from any adjacent property residential/commercial (for occupation purposes) building. Minimum 10’ from on-site residential building.
       - Other non-permitted structures – if present, must permit and mitigate
       - Permit – Require (strong recommendation) $10 annual for database, public health, program evaluation,
       - Chickens cannot roam in the backyard
       - Pen area has to be 10'x10' minimum
       - permit required, inspection required...  means more intrusion, etc...
      The City does have an ordinance that you can only have a maximum of six animals onsite and apparently they can roam all over the back yard unless they are chickens.  An exception on the six animal limit is two pot belly pigs.  Ultimately, there is not going to be an easy way for people to have chickens if they want them.
  • 07:00 PM, Regular Council Meeting.. Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there.  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:
    • D. PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of the Proposed FY 2013-2014 Budget, Property Tax Revenue Increase and Proposed Property Tax Rate.
      ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS:  In accordance with the City Charter and state law, a public hearing is being held on the proposed FY 2013-14 budget, property tax revenue increase and proposed property tax rate to provide an opportunity for citizen comment. The proposed FY 2013-14 property tax rate is the same rate as the current tax rate. The proposed budget includes changes made by Council at the budget workshop held on August 3, 2013. An agenda item will be on the September 9, 2013 City Council meeting to hold a second public hearing. Then an agenda item to adopt the budget, property tax revenue increase, and property tax rate will be on the September 16, 2013 City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
      PRIOR MEETING COMMENTS:  The City Property Tax rate will stay the same.  I believe revenue has increased because of the property values have increased in the City, that the change in permit fees brought an increase, other revenue sources have also increased.  My main problem besides more fees which are another form of tax, is that they see the extra revenue and spend it instead of using it for paying off debt.
    • ITEM 3. Approval of a Bid Award for Timber Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Improvements at Regency Drive to Ark Contracting Services, Kennedale, Texas, in the Amount of $1,555,080; Include $46,920 for Contingencies for a Total Project Budget Amount of $1,602,000; Approval of a Supplemental Appropriation in the Amount of $1,015,000 From the General Fund Reserves; and Authorization for the City Manager to Execute the Contract.
      ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS: A total of thirty-one (31) bid invitations were downloaded from Bidsync.com. A total of four (4) bids were received and opened July 25, 2013. This project is for Timber Creek stream bank stabilization improvements at Regency Drive consisting of construction of a gabion wall along the south bank of Timber Creek behind 8 lots fronting Regency Drive. The project addresses erosion issues affecting the lots on the south side of the creek.
      PRIOR MEETING COMMENTS:  This is a good project for the City to take on.  The creek at those locations are eroding people's yards at an alarming rate.
    • ITEM 13. Consideration of an Ordinance Ordering a Local Option Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, for the Purpose of Considering a Proposition to Allow the Legal Sale of All Alcoholic Beverages for Off-Premise Consumption Only.
      ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS:  On June 7, 2013, the City Secretary’s office received an Application for Local Option Election Petition to Legalize “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.” As required by Chapter 251 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, City staff provided the petitioners with petition pages for this request on June 13, 2013. The petitioners submitted the signed petition pages back to City Secretary’s office on July 19, 2013, which was within the required time limit. The required number of signatures for this petition was 4,422 and City staff has verified that the petition pages contained 4,542 signatures of qualified voters in the City of Lewisville requesting that a Local Option Election be called to allow the voters to determine if the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only should be allowed within the City of Lewisville. Based on the petitioners obtaining the necessary signatures required, Chapter 251 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code (Section 251.11) requires the City Council to call an election for November 5, 2013.
      AFTER MEETING COMMENTS:  There will be an election.  I will be voting NO.  It is bad enough that Lewisville is starting to look like NW Hwy or Loop 12.  For example, Breasterantes and adult novelty shops...  Now we probably going to see a string of Centennial Spirits & Liquors Stores and all the brown paper bag loitering that they also bring.
    • ITEM I. CLOSED SESSION: In Accordance with Texas Government Code, Subchapter D,
      • 1. Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney): Legal issues related to potential conflicts of interest
      • 2. Section 551.072 (Real Estate): Property Acquisition
      • 3. Section 551.074 (Personnel): Annual Staff Reviews:
      • 4. Section 551.087 (Economic Development): Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations.


08-18-2013:  Intellectual Froglegs S2E08 - The Conservative's Guide to the Galaxy by Joe Dan Gorman.
     Here's the thing...  I do not think I would have understood the message that Joe Dan Gorman is trying to get across about the shows if I had not cancelled cable a few years ago.   I get online and see the crap that hollow-weird is putting out.  If you have ever seen the movie Idiocracy (2006), then you will know what I see that is coming.  Honey Booboo?  Seriously?  That silly movie is becoming a reality...

     Anyway, Joe Dan Gorman talks about things we know like Lower Taxes = Increased Revenue.   He continues to tell us that we conservatives should turn the Liberal stations and websites off.  Every click on websites and every show we watch has some monetary value for them.  He also points out that they do not care if your watching because you are mad at them.  All they care about is that you are watching.  There are messages in their shows, product placement, and you are being desensitized  to moral issues, etc.. Pay attention!  Watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7LETxbfihI


08-16-2013:  Quote for today:  In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. - Ayn Rand


08-15-2013:  News Stories you should know about - there are videos to watch in the story:



08-08-2013:  Joe Dan Gorman's Intellectual Frog Legs Season 2, Episode 7...  Dan is saying it like it is about those who are "Conservative when Convenient"...  Best line is a definition of RINO - Claiming conservative beliefs while supporting Liberal Enterprises.  We should learn from the Liberals.  Liberals do not spend their money with anyone that they perceive as the enemy...  Liberals stay on the offensive attacking our moral values, beliefs, etc...  I think we should do the same and not spend our money with Liberal companies, and attack their immoral values and beliefs.  Dan, I want to win also...


07-22-2013:  Concerning Farmers Branch and their continued fight for this Country's sovereignty.   The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a lower court's decision Monday.  On to Supreme Court?  We will see...  See the news article from here... 


07-21-2013: About Detroit and their recent filing for bankruptcy.  There is no reason for this to happen.  Those who make decisions need to really think about the consequences of those decisions.  Sadly, 'the people' allow the corruption to continue and those who lose are 'the people' themselves.
       "Preaching to the choir don't pack the church" - Joe Dan Gorman. Share the video below and information provided with your more liberal acquaintances... Truth spoken here.. Detroit and other liberal success stories - NOT! See Season 2 Episode 5 of  Intellectual Froglegs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YICjPVfoNYo or play it below.


07-19-2013: Concerning the George Zimmermann and Trayvon Martin case.

  • Pastor James David Manning on the topic of the George Zimmermann and Trayvon Martin case.  OK, you really need to watch and listen. Watch the sound because he does holler when he gets excited.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHSH1GYJXEE or play it below.

  • Bill Whittle's AFTERBURNER from PJTV has a really great summary of the events in the case.  What was hidden and what journalists (or lack thereof) did not reveal.  See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebu6Yvzs4Ls or embedded below.


07-18-2013: This is in reference to the post on 06-04-2013
LAST GATHERING MEETING FOR the Lewisville 2025 vision.  
You may remember from a vote that I voted against spending $228,000 for a consultant to lead 13 or so meetings to get the ideas from citizens.  See Item 4 on 02-04-13 for more information.  Therefore, I ask that you be a part of it.  After all, it is costing you at least $228,000.

  • 07-18-2013:  Big Idea Gatherings.  6-8 PM at the Lewisville Municipal Annex (Library).


07-15-2013:  Lewisville City Council Meeting:

  • 6:30 PM - WORKSHOP SESSION - Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items. This is a regularly scheduled open meeting.
    • A. Discussion of Regular Agenda Items and Consent Agenda Items
  • 07:00 PM, Regular Council Meeting. Please look over the Agenda - Short Version or the Long version with backup material.  If the links do not work, the City's site generates links that may change and therefore go to www.CityOfLewisville.com and look there.  Please look over the long version which has some backup material that might peak your interest.  The Following are items that I think might interest you most:
    • ITEM 6: Consideration of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 7, Article XI, Sexually-Oriented Businesses, Sections 7-371; and Chapter 17, Section 17-31, Location Regulations for Sexually Oriented Businesses, of the Lewisville City Code by Clarifying the Definition of Nudity or State of Nudity.
      • PRE-MEETING COMMENTS:
        See the News Article on DMN:  Click Here for Article at DMN
        Waitresses’ racy body paint has Lewisville looking at redefining nudity
        By WENDY HUNDLEY  whundley@dallasnews.com 12 July 2013.
        "A complaint about waitresses at a Lewisville restaurant wearing body paint on their breasts means the City Council may clarify the definition of nudity on Monday. Lewisville police investigated a June 21 call from a resident about alleged violations of the city’s sexually oriented business ordinance at Redneck Heaven. “Officers observed waitresses serving patrons with body paint covering their breasts along with adhesive coverings over just the areola of the breasts, commonly referred to as ‘pasties,’” according to a memo by Police Chief Russ Kerbow. Police found that the restaurant was not in violation of the ordinance. But the investigation convinced officials that changes were needed, said police Capt. Kevin Deaver. The current ordinance defines nudity as a state of dress that “fails to completely and opaquely cover” certain body parts, including portions of female breasts. The proposal would make it clear that “body paint, body dyes, tattoos, liquid latex, whether wet or dried, and other similar substances” aren’t considered opaque. A manager at Redneck Heaven who identified herself only as Katrina said Friday that she was unaware of any complaint. “We do have dress-up days where the girls dress up,” she said. Asked whether waitresses use body paint, she said, “We do paint as long as it’s within the Lewisville guidelines.” She said she would have the general manager call back to comment on the proposed ordinance. No one called back or responded to an email. Two years ago, Lewisville officials changed the sexually oriented business ordinance after receiving similar complaints about Redneck Heaven. That time, police found waitresses wearing pasties. The council amended the ordinance to prohibit the attire unless the business had a sexually oriented business permit. No Lewisville business has such a permit."
      • AFTER MEETING COMMENTS:
             This Item passed to include body paint as a definition of being nude.  I am glad it passed.  Although, there was a lot of discussion of why they disagreed with it.  Well, at least a moral standard is upheld.  According to City ordinances, this does not stop a business from getting a Sexually Oriented Business (SOB) permit.  This can easily happen at the staff level and does not need Council approval.  The business would just need to meet the requirements with the State and City Ordinance and pay the extra permit fees, etc...  Yes,  The area that was called "Restaurant Row", that has become know as "Breastaurant Row", could easily become "Strip Joint Row".  I do not want Lewisville to become like Loop 12 in Dallas or like Arlington...
             I was a little surprised that they moved this item to AFTER the closed session and made everyone wait.  There was no need to put it at the end that I could see.  There were four News Station cameras there but I was told that it was NOT moved to the end because of the cameras.   Three of them waited anyway.  I was told that it was because of all the Boy Scouts that were there that night for their Citizenship merit badge.  They did not want to exposed them to the topic.  Really? The organization that has changed their program and are allowing/encouraging homosexual males to be open in their organization of boys will be offended? What do they think the topic of the homosexuals was all about?  Oh wait, maybe that is why they would be offended....  I guess they do not want teenage boys to hear about a bar that has scantily dressed women but it is OK to talk about what makes men homosexuals and what they do to be classified that way....   I would think it would have been better for the boy scouts to hear the topic discussed and see what kind of moral standards were supported by the elected officials in the city.
             For the record, there were no scantily clad women present or pictures of them shown to the audience.  However, there were plenty of blurred pictures on the News stations showing Redneck Heaven's FaceBook pictures.  The news reports blurred many of the pictures which tells you that it was too much for the News stations too.  See the following News reports from these DFW stations and watch the segment for this item below.
    • ITEM 7: Tabled Item: Consideration of a Variance to the Lewisville City Code: Section 6-123, Multi-Family and Non-Residential Landscaping Requirements, for the Proposed CVS Pharmacy, Located at Lot 4, Block B of the NEC 1171 & Valley Parkway Addition – Phase I, as Requested by Michael Doggett of Winkelmann & Associates, Inc., on Behalf of the Owner.
      ADMINISTRATIVE COMMENTS: The subject site is a 1.364-acre lot zoned General Business (GB) located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Valley Parkway. CVS Pharmacy plans to demolish the existing Chevron gas station and construct a new building. In lieu of providing the required landscape strip, the property owner is proposing to install a two-foot wide landscape buffer containing shrubs and crepe myrtle trees along Valley Parkway, increase landscaping along Main Street, and donate $5,000 to the City of Lewisville’s Tree Mitigation Fund. This item was tabled at the City Council meeting on July 1, 2013, in order to allow CVS an opportunity to evaluate provision of the full 10-foot landscape strip by reducing parking spaces along Valley Parkway.
      • AFTER MEETING COMMENTS:  Let me summarize...  This is concerning CVS in the SW shopping center at Main St & Valley Pkwy.  They want to buy the gas station that is at this intersection on the NE corner, tear it down and build bigger and better CVS Store with a drive through.  The variance they are asking for is to make the 10-foot wide landscaping requirement to a 2-foot width so that they can put more parking spaces.
             This topic was tabled to this meeting from last meeting because the Mayor and a few council members did not think that the National Chain knows what is best for their business saying that they do not need the parking spaces.  And now, it is tabled again.
             Since the workshop meetings are not posted on the internet, you have to see the Council Meeting video segment for this item to hear the non-sense spewing in the council meeting.
         - see video segment from 07-01-2013 - Item 3 - The Mayor has issues with the CVS Business plans for the Property.  They tabled to the next meeting.
         - see video segment from 07-15-2013 - Item 7 - The Mayor and a council member has a problem with their business plans.  I do want you to pay attention to excellent comments from Councilman Durham who basically states what I would have stated.  Plus listen to the counter comments from the other members.  Durham voted against delaying it any longer as I would have.  He also asked why they want it tabled and what if they do not want to build here because of this.  I cannot describe the comments made so you just have to listen.
             I think CVS should have gotten their variance and I would have thanked CVS for wanting to stay in Lewisville.
    • ITEMS 9 & 10:  Pursuant to no longer serving on the Lewisville City Council, John Gorena has submitted a letter of resignation for the Lewisville Parks and Library Development Corporation & the Lewisville Local Government Corporation in order that the original intention of having City Council Members serve on this board is maintained.

07-10-2013:  I have achieved internet nirvana as my blog has have been listed in the highly coveted list of "Friends of the Fog" on Joe Dan Gorman's Intellectual Froglegs Video S2E3. (See it about 9:49 into the video). I encourage you to sign up on his email list at www.IntellectualFroglegs.com. HUA?


07-09-2013: Watch and Weep: Here’s a Video of People Signing a Petition to Repeal the Bill of Rights.  These are Mindless Minions .... nothing but zombies... Beware, there are more of them than us...
See the article and video here.


07-03-2013:

  • Click This Link for the following...

    • Watering Restrictions in Effect July 1,2013 through August 31, 2013.

    • Lewisville 2025 Gathering. A third public input meeting will be held Thursday, July 18, as part of an ambitious community visioning process that will result in the Lewisville 2025 long-range plan as the city nears its 100th birthday.

    • Red, White & Lewisville. The city’s annual “Red White & Lewisville” fireworks show will be held Thursday, July 4, starting at about 9:30 p.m. The best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

    • Citizens Police Academy. Lewisville Police Department will begin taking applications next week for the Citizens Police Academy. Classes start on Thursday, Sept. 5, and are held every Thursday night for 13 weeks, plus two Saturday morning classes in October. A final practical exercise will be held in November before the class graduation. Students must not miss more than two sessions in order to graduate.

  • I cannot tell you how offended I am from this behavior at the State Capitol. Watch: Abortion Supporters Chant ‘Hail Satan!’ While Pro-Life Activists Sing ‘Amazing Grace’ Outside Texas Capitol. The poor little girls holding the signs is very sad also. I guess evil is as evil does...
    Click here for the Story and Video.

  • You should read the Declaration of Independence and compare the list of grievances with the king with what is happening now. The Similarities are amazing…|
    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

  • Hmmm!! Cartoons seem to get it right…  Click on the cartoon to enlarge:

      


07-01-2013:

  • Council Meeting tonight...  I did not see anything real important to worry about...  Look at the agenda and review.  Maybe something I missed....  The only thing I can see weird is the recommendation to deny variances in Item 4.  Seriously?  The owner just wants to use the same standards that his neighbors are using.  It is literally next to the dump and with a recycling plant across the road, and the property has a weird mostly unusable shape do to a radio tower on the other side.  It is literally in a place that is not well traveled.  To deny would be requiring fancy building requirements in an area that has none and will never have any.  IT IS NEXT TO THE DUMP!
    Link for agenda: http://www.cityoflewisville.com/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=4166

    • After Meeting Comments:  Seriously?  They were about to deny the variances but decided to postpone until 07-15-2013 meeting.  Council was recommending rod-iron fence instead of a chain link fence like everyone else... Plus wanting him to have mason walls or brick covering on his building when everyone else has modular buildings or metal buildings.  Seemed to be like the Mayor has some personal agenda towards the citizen asking for the variances by telling him he was on the HV council requiring higher standards, and a few other comments.   I do not remember seeing an industrial park next to a dump in HV...   There really is no reason why to deny the variances in the location.  The more I think about it, the dumber the denial really is...  The council should be extremely glad that the owner wants to build anything there. Plus he wants to protect a 160 year old tree on the property.  Would another owner do that? 

  • Stage 2: Mandatory Water Conservation starts today through August:

    • Residential customers continue outside watering twice per week, only on their regularly scheduled trash days (same as Stage 1: Voluntary, except mandatory with enforcement provisions).

    • Outside residential irrigation times on customer regularly scheduled trash collection days, excluding multifamily: 5-9 a.m. and 7-11 p.m.

    • No watering on Sunday.

    • Commercial/Industrial customers, including multi-family, will be allowed outside watering on Wednesday and Saturday only, 5-9 a.m. and 7-11 p.m.

    • Enforcement for the implementation of mandatory restrictions is a warning letter or door tag on first violation, warning citation on second violation, and written citation in an amount not to exceed $500 for each subsequent violation.

    • Lewisville implemented Stage 1: Voluntary measures in October 2006, asking for voluntary compliance by residential customers. The city has never implemented mandatory Stage 2 restrictions due to drought conditions. However, the purchases water from Dallas Water Utilities, and all DWU customers are being asked to implement mandatory restrictions this summer to conserve the public water supply during the peak summer months.

    • Media contact: James Kunke, Community Relations and Tourism Director, 972.219.3726




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