Thursday, December 29, 2011


The upcoming Harris County Republican Primary is pitting two (2) former Harris County District Judges against each other to see who will represent the GOP in the 2012 race for Harris County District Attorney.........will challenger Judge Mike Anderson defeat the incumbent DA Judge Pat Lykos?

Murray Newman at his blog, "Life at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center" is currently sparring with his friend and co-blogger David Jennings over the issue.
Jennings' blog, "Big Jolly" has posted soft ball interviews of each candidate in a sincere effort to differentiate the candidates with  factual clarification of the issues instead of emotional or personal slurs.
Admittedly, I have been guilty of the later given my personal experiences with Lykos over the years.

Jennings, to his credit, appears to have a very strong desire to vet the candidates objectively and keep an open mind.
Notwithstanding, he also makes no bones about putting the success of the GOP above all else when it comes to who is the best candidate for Harris County, Texas and the nation.

Unlike the pay-to-play Terry Lowry political whores; Jennings wants facts instead of dollars from the candidates if they expect to garner his  refreshing!
It is, therefore, understandable that the special interest groups, unqualified moneyed politicians and those with disproportionate personal gain at stake are quick to condemn Jennings.

So when deciding who is most qualified to be the elected District Attorney of Harris County, the facts and not emotion ought to be what is determinative.

Whether or not the DA is a nice person, has a mustache, curses behind closed doors, has cute kids, has a driver, looks like a troll, drinks Jack Daniels or Bud Lite, etc. are peripheral issues not relevant to the administration of justice. 
What counts is whether or not the candidate for District Attorney SEEKS JUSTICE and has the ability to see to it that JUSTICE is SERVED..............not merely given lip service.

Pat Lykos has never tried a case personally as a prosecutor or otherwise; so there is no way to directly access whether or not she has actually sought or secured justice appropriately in that capacity.
She has, however, as the elected DA of Harris County indirectly prosecuted thousands of criminal cases through her subordinates.
It IS a fair extrapolation, therefore, to judge Lykos to some extent on the collective performance of her ADAs as to whether or not she has ethically and competently sought and secured JUSTICE for the citizens of Harris County.

Mike Anderson, on the other hand, has actually been in the trenches as a real prosecutor.  Therefore, unlike Lykos, Anderson has a personal trial record that can DIRECTLY show whether or not he was a prosecutor who sought justice or simply convictions.

The judicial conduct of Anderson and Lykos when each sat on the bench as Criminal District Judges can also be looked at to evaluate their individual commitment to the furtherance of JUSTICE as it goes to the individual's pattern of behavior.

When it comes to statistics, "let the buyer beware".........the same set of statistical "facts" can easily be manipulated to support contradictory conclusions when not appropriately evaluated........politics and science have about as much in common as politics and qualifications.
When evaluating trial STATS consideration must be given to the parameters delineated for:
* accepting charges at intake
* dismissing cases
* plea bargains
* going to trial
* charges filed
* punishment sought
* ethical conduct of ADAs and consequences

When evaluating a judge's performance consideration must be given to:
* appellate review
* judicial conduct
* the competence of the court appointed lawyers the judge selects
* docket management
* actual time spent at the courthouse

So if anyone cares to comment; rather than simply throwing personal insults why not instead take the high road and follow Big Jolly's lead: present specific substantiated points that go to the candidates record of securing or diverting justice AS YOU see them...........................your point or the rebuttal might actually serve as an epiphany for someone.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos is in pre-implosion mode as the irony of Karma is poised to drive a wooden stake through her chest.

There is a CAT 5 hurricane bearing down on the Harris County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) and the Lykos "house of cards" is projected to take a direct hit.

As the  two (2) Harris County Grand Jury investigations into the Harris County District Attorney's behavior evolve; Lykos will be less equipped to withstand the pressure than did her predecessor--the disgraced scandal ridden former Harris County DA Chuck Rosenthal.

However, unlike Rosenthal's abrupt meltdown; Lykos' destructive behavior has been a festering wound within the CJC that has alienated most of the remaining staff. Lykos' loyalty is limited to her top lieutenants........the troops will not have her back. As her wounds become more serious and her viability wanes.........the "little people" will rise up and deliver the cruelest blow of all.

The Harris County Republican Party will soon have no choice but to distance themselves from the Lykos administration to mitigate collateral damage to the GOP.
There will not be a meaningful Republican Primary contest for Harris County DA........Congratulations to Republican challenger Mike Anderson who won't even have to campaign.

Timing, after all,  is everything in politics..........

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


It seems that Judge Pat Lykos prefers to conduct business at the Harris County District Attorney' s Office (HCDAO) more like a third world banana republic dictatorship than a world class District Attorney's Office.

When a wolf campaigns to optimize the flock; it's not just the sheep that ought to worry about the hungry wolf.
Thus goes the current administration at the HCDAO............... the wolf's belly is bloated, the sheep are scared, winter is coming and wool is scarce.

The Harris County Republican Party (HCRP) leadership needs to understand that Judge Pat Lykos bellowing Republican sound bites and simply breathing longer than most non-nursing home Harris County citizens have been alive, is no substitute for actual on-the-job experience and leadership skills.

Jared Woodfill and the HCRP's sponsoring of Judge Pat Lykos' fiasco is a sad, yet predictable reflection of her self promoting rhetorical platitudes..........................void of any relevant substantive personal accomplishments.

The main character difference between Judge Pat Lykos and Barack Hussein Obama is simply that Judge Pat Lykos has been at it longer.......a whole lot longer.

Professional political prostitutes, like Judge Pat Lykos and President Barack Obama, have the uncanny ability to repackage reality. These folks are masters of illusion. They have a remarkable ability to highlight misteps made by others in order to divert attention from their otherwise empty suits.

Mike Anderson is not the perfect candidate nor would he be my first choice to be the elected DA of Harris County; however, unless someone else throws in her unlikely hat, Mike Anderson is by far the best choice to support for DA of Harris County.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I have just learned that Kelly Siegler will support Mike Anderson in his bid to oust the disgraced current Harris County DA Pat Lykos.
Siegler's goal is to restore integrity to the DAs office and she had only planned to run, I am told, if no other candidate of merit stepped up.

Anderson is qualified..........the question is whether or not he will have the fortitude of "David" and the political savvy to crush Goliath.

It will be interesting to see who Lykos gets to serve as her Jim Leitner throw down to insure a run-off and avoid the uncertainty of the general electorate.

Good luck and God's speed to Mike Anderson in this endeavor.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Pat Lykos used to be a Houston Police Officer......she also used to be a judge and has been a Republican longer than anyone I know in Harris County.

In 2008, Lykos was elected District Attorney of Harris County.

Lykos' behavior since becoming DA demonstrates great confusion as to which identity she covets most.

The fourth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-IV) seems to shed light on the Lykos identity crisis. Specifically, dissociative identity disorder (DID) is defined therein as a condition in which "two (2) or more distinct identities or personality states alternate in controlling the individual's consciousness and behavior. It further goes on to state that DID is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a person displays multiple distinct identities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment.

I do not pretend to be a psychiatrist or psychologist; but merely offer DSM-IV as a tool to try and understand Lykos' odd behavior.


1. Lykos the Judge:
Although Pat Lykos was appointed to the bench and subsequently re-elected on party lines; she is now the elected District Attorney of Harris County and hasn't been a judge for many years. Notwithstanding, this DA insists on being called "Judge Pat".
I wonder if former Judge Ted Poe goes by Judge Ted or by Congressman Poe?

2. Lykos the Cop:
Although Lykos hasn't been a cop for decades longer than her vacancy from the bench; she defines herself as the chief arresting officer of Harris County, “You can run, but you can't hide. We are bringing them to justice".
Cop Pat is even copying the FBI with her very own district attorney's most wanted list.
Cop Pat's one man Cold Case propaganda project a/k/a the, "Special Team To Solve Cold Cases" has yet to do so and is simply another blaring example of policing instead of prosecuting.
Lykos' facade has absolutely nothing to do with trying cold cases in a courtroom; instead it is merely a police function better named a Fugitive Apprehension Unit whereby Lykos acts more like a police sergeant than a district attorney.

3. Lykos the Social Worker:
Providing puppies for witnesses to pet during interviews might be cute and therapeutic for some; but not a high priority in a prosecutors' office.
Lykos also provided for, "Free Internet Monitoring Software For Parents" nice.
Lykos confronting the issues of animal cruelty, elderly abuse and the mentally challenged folks are all legitimate concerns for social services as well and I applaud her outreach. HOWEVER, as wonderful as it is to advocate for these causes; ending world hunger and curing AIDS are also noble concerns..............but none of these crusades are the function of a district attorney.
If Lykos decided to spend forfeiture funds to build some gyms and day care centers in the third ward to cut down on crime in the old neighborhood; that too would be a wonderful thing----but alas, in the REAL WORLD Lykos is the Harris County DA; NOT the Harris County Social Services Director.

4. Lykos the Politician:
The dominant Lykos identity or personality state is Political Pat. She is a master at Republican base pandering. Lykos seems to spend more time schmoozing with Republican insiders and jet setting than she does conducting official business at the District Attorney's Office......AND the Republican Base loves her for it.
Her political expertise supplants any substantive qualification requirements beyond the bare minimum for the government position(s) she seeks to hold.

So what are Lykos' qualifications to serve Harris County as District Attorney beyond the minimal filing requirements set forth by the Secretary of State?

Lykos will tell you:
* she's a long time litigator (even though she's NEVER tried a single case as a prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer or civil attorney)
* she has been a Republican forever (????)
* she wants ICE to do more about the illegals (hmmmm, maybe Lykos ought to go work for ICE or write her Congressman).
* she wants to remedy jail overcrowding (by failing to properly prosecute criminal behavior?)
* even though the Texas state legislature prohibits it, her DIVERT program provides certain "deserving" drunk drivers a second chance (Some folks should get special treatment based on their ability to pay. Arbitrary parameters which provide for coerced alcohol rehabilitation for non-alcoholics without valid outcome studies "prove" that "Dr. Lykos" has had a greater impact on curing alcoholism than the entire Texas Medical Center?).
* that Kelly Siegler and all the ADAs who campaigned for Siegler in 2008 were de facto just like Rosenthal and fostered a culture of corruption at the HCDAO. (However, when allegations of corruption are levied against Lykos they are false, vicious and unfounded amounting to nothing more than a conspiratorial witch hunt).
* all that is wrong at the HCDAO today is a reflection of the prior administration's bad behavior and she is cleaning house as fast as she can (never mind that the HCDAO is in operational meltdown mode and, if re-elected, even Lykos' most ardent Republican supporters will cringe when the true devastation of what was once a premier District Attorney's Office is revealed).

5. Lykos the Prosecutor:
Pat Lykos was elected DA of Harris County in 2008. Therefore, by definition she is a prosecutor (it ought to take much more than that).

Judge Pat........Political Pat.........Cop Pat..........Social Worker Pat.............her pretense as a prosecutor has run its course.

So who's in?
Pat Lykos officially filed today as the Republican incumbent.
I expect Mike Anderson to file this week and Kelly Siegler to file after that.....both as Republicans.
Jim Leitner can't file.
Zach Fertitta shouldn't file?
The flake factor is always there.

Two (2) questions for the 2012 Harris County District Attorney's race will be:
1. which candidate will confront Lykos in the run-off bloodbath AND
2. will anyone besides the the hard core Republican base show up on run-off day?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


The Kelly Siegler for Harris County DA Conspiracy has a new player...................Hollywood!

Not only do the Lykosians accuse Kelly Siegler of conspiring with Criminal District Judges, Grand Juries and Special Prosecutors all to trick Harris County DA Pat Lykos and her gang to act Siegler will undoubtedly be criticized for manipulating Los Angeles movie producers!
The Lykos camp will whine how heinously suspicious the timing of the Susan Wright trial made for TV movie is and the Harris County Republican Blue Hairs will chant , "FOUL".
Has Siegler hired Michael Moore instead of Allen Blakemore? SERIOUSLY?


Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, 1:33 PM Pacific

Movie for Television
Silverscreen Pictures, Lifetime
Draft: 8/2/11

Exec. Producers: Frank Von Zerneck, Judith Verno
Director: Stephen Kay
Writers: Michael J. Murray, Jamie Pachino
Casting Director: Fern Champion
Casting Assistants: Jon Bloch, Candido Cornejo
Start Date: On About 12/2/11 through mid December
Location: Los Angeles

To download the script, go to and use script key code: 118butcher12
Sides are available on Showfax and Sides Express.

[SUSAN WRIGHT] Caucasian, late 20s, blonde, fair, petite, very pretty, appealing, smart, a master manipulator, capable of seeming tough and fragile at will, Susan meets and marries Jeff Wright and settles down to what she thinks will be a fairy tale marriage with their baby girl. However, Susan soon discovers that Jeff is a chronic womanizer with a drug habit who spends most of his paycheck (from his job as a tile/carpet salesman) on his bad habits; to make things worse, Susan's complaints are met with verbal and then physical abuse by Jeff. Susan soon feels like a prisoner of terror in her own house, unable to leave because of fear and financial issues. Ultimately, Susan kills Jeff in an outburst of pent-up rage, stabbing him almost 200 times and then, in what she claims was a fog-like state, burying his body in the backyard and desperately, unsuccessfully trying to clean their bedroom of countless blood stains and blood pools. Claiming self-defense--a claim mitigated by the fact that Jeff was tied up when she killed him--Susan's behavior in the aftermath of Jeff's murder is bizarre and confusing, particlarly to her defense attorney; most of the time she seems out of touch with reality, holding a yard sale after her release on bail and cheerfully deciding what to wear in court for the cameras. A complex woman, possibly a classic battered wife but possibly a sociopath, Susan is quite confident that the jury will see her as a victimized, possibly even heroic, battered wife; she's wrong about that...LEAD (1)

[JEFFREY WRIGHT] Caucasian, about 30, handsome, tall, charming, an acknowledged womanizer who likes to play hard, apparently a confirmed bachelor, Jeffrey falls hard for the beautiful young Susan, and sees in her his chance for a white picket fence "fairy-tale" lifestyle--which unfortunately comes a bit too soon when Susan discovers she's pregnant. Despite the rush, Jeffrey seems genuinely enamored of his new bride, their new baby, and their new house, and appears to settle down into husband- and father-hood with gusto. Unfortunately, Jeffrey has little patience when Susan can't keep up with house cleaning and laundry after Casey's birth, and their marriage quickly deteriorates into selfish bickering about housekeeping, chores and bills. Successful at his job selling tile and carpet, Jeffrey slips back into his pre-marriage habits and begins staying out late, going to strip clubs, and spending money on alcohol, marijuana and cocaine. Furious at Susan's attempts to reel him in, Jeffrey becomes verbally and then physically abusive, and beats and rapes his wife (and one time even hits 4 year old Casey). Determined to keep his dominance over his wife, Jeffrey becomes increasingly volatile and violent...LEAD (2)

[KELLY SIEGLER] Caucasian, 40, with a thick Texas drawl, small, but packing a punch, always sharply turned out, extremely intelligent, Kelly is a bulldog of a prosecutor whose intial impression of Susan Wright as a "fragile little sweet faced blonde who couldn't hurt a fly" changes to her belief that Susan's a "cold-blooded, dyed in the wool, master manipulator" and murderer. Relentless, clever, tenacious, a woman who enjoys her job, Kelly has no problem bringing a countercase against the defense's contention that Susan is a battered wife who just snapped, and Kelly has more than enough evidence to support her theory--although for a split second Kelly herself seems just a bit vulnerable to Susan's compelling presentation. Aware that the jury seems to be more interested in Susan's reactions than Kelly's witnesses, Kelly makes the now (in)famous decision to bring in the blood-stained mattress and box spring on which Susan killed Jeffrey, and re-enact the murder in the courtroom...LEAD (27)

[CINDY] Caucasian, Susan's older sister, "a brunette Susan" (meaning very pretty), down-to-earth, straight-talking, Cindy is initially excited about Susan's relationship with Jeffrey, and is happy when they get married. Eventually, however, Cindy becomes the refuge to whom Susan goes when she leaves the increasingly abusive Jeffrey. Never doubting that her sister is being seriously abused by Jeffrey, Cindy is clearly heart-broken over Susan's refusal to leave him. Cindy determinedly supports her sister in the aftermath of Jeffrey's murder...LEAD (1)

[RON WRIGHT, KAY WRIGHT] Caucasian, 60ish, Jeffrey's parents, warm, loving, Ron and Kay welcome Jeffrey's new wife Susan into their family; Kay in particular believes Susan is good for Jeffrey and will keep him "headed in the right direction." Completely in the dark about Jeffrey's abuse of Susan, Ron and Kay are confused when they hear from Susan that Jeffrey has apparently left her, but even then Ron offers Susan money to get them out of whatever financial stresses they may be having. Once they realize that Susan has killed their son, however, they're utterly convinced that she is a manipulative, plotting monster--and Ron in particular is vehement in his hatred and disgust of her...LEADS (13)

[SUE] Caucasian, Susan's mother, warm, loving, supportive, level-headed, Sue is overjoyed at Susan's marriage to Jeffrey, and later is shocked to discover that Jeffrey has become abusive and violent to Susan and their little girl. The first person Susan confesses to about her murder of Jeffrey, Sue tries to keep calm around Susan during the trial but is clearly confused and probably frightened as she realizes how out of touch with reality Susan has become...LEAD (15)

[JAMIE DARR-HALL] Caucasian, 30ish, female, a single mom, friendly, warm, Jamie is Susan and Jeffrey's neighbor, who frequently talks with Susan and sometimes joins her and the other neighbors for get-togethers. Jamie (like all the neighbors) thinks Susan and Jeffrey have the perfect marriage, an image Susan keeps up despite her growing abuse at the hands of Jeffrey. Eventually, Jamie inadvertantly spots bruises on Susan's body and seems to realize that things aren't okay. However, after the murder (which makes the local headlines), Jamie is clearly freaked out by Susan's bizarre decision to have a yard sale when she's out on bail...LEAD (16)

[CASEY] caucasian, 4 years old, adorable, bright, appealing, Casey is Susan and Jeffrey's daughter. Shielded from what's really going on by Susan's stalwart, loving attention, Casey nevertheless has a run-in with her dad when he plays at kick-boxing with her and hits her too hard on the chin, knocking her down and hurting her--an event she later calmly recounts to the police...LEAD (27)

[NEAL DAVIS] Caucasian, 40ish, clean cut, conservative in his professionalism, something of a gentleman, Neal Davis is the lawyer whom Susan's mother hires to defend her in the aftermath of the murder. Initially horrified at the carnage Susan shows him in her bedroom and out in the yard where she buried Jeff, possibly in over his head with his volatile and unpredictable client, Neal goes into damage control mode (not for the last time during his defense) by putting Susan in a psychiatric hospital and arranging for the body to be picked up. Neal finds himself frequently overwhelmed by his client's stubborn refusal to deal with reality, not to mention a few unpleasant surprises during the trial...LEAD (54)

[MARK REYNOLDS] Caucasian, this police sergeant/homicide detective oversees the activity at the Wright house after the murder is discovered (days after it was committed). Unaware of what's happened (Susan is in an undisclosed psychiatric hospital), Mark tries to piece together the crime with the help of prosecutor Kelly Seigler, who shows up at the scene, and the coroner, who supplies him with some surprising information about the body...LEAD (57)

[DR. DWAYNE WOLF] Caucasian, late 30s, clean cut, articulate, professional, Dr. Wolf is the Harris County Medical Examiner, who does the autopsy on Jeffrey's body. He works with prosecutor Kelly Seigler, who's flabbergasted at the amount of stab wounds on Jeffrey's body, as well as some of the other details Dr. Wolf's discovered--not the least of which is the time of death, which pre-dates Susan's trip to the police station to lodge an abuse complaint against Jeff. Dr. Wolf testifies in court, and his testimony would be powerful, if not for the jury's distraction with a sobbing Susan Wright...LEAD (68)

[PAUL DOYLE] Caucasian, mid 30s, big, beefy, Paul is Kelly's ADA, who works closely with her on the case. Hard-working, smart, experienced, Paul is good at parsing out details for the prosecution, but clearly looks to Kelly for the "ah-ha" moments. Paul helps Kelly re-enact the murder in the courtroom, playing the part of Jeffrey...LEAD (63)

[KEVIN CONBOY] Caucasian, 35, Jeffrey's boss in the tile and carpet company, Kevin is very happy with Jeffrey's work, gives him a promotion, and becomes something of a friend to him, apparently going with him and clients to strip clubs and bars. Kevin overhears a fight Jeffrey has over the phone with Susan about paying his life insurance policy, a fight that becomes some damning testimony in court. When Jeffrey doesn't come in for a few days and Kevin learns Susan's filed a restraining order against him, Kevin calls the house and tells Susan that he might have to fire Jeffrey. He eventually testifies in court...LEAD (20)

[SCOTT HALL] Caucasian, this deputy constable seems professional yet sympathetic and certainly helpful when Susan comes to him with a report of physical abuse at the hands of her husband, Jeffrey. In Scott's eyes, Susan fits the standard issue of a battered wife who suffers in silence until her child is hit; he also interviews little Casey about the time Jeffrey hit her, and discovers that Casey and her mom's stories jive. He's later questioned on the stand by Kelly Seigler and Neal Davis...4 speches & 13 lines, 4 scenes (49)

[JEROME BROWN] Caucasian, 60s, balding, heavyset, bearded, experienced, confident, Dr. Jerome Brown is the psychiatrist on staff at the clinic where Neal Davis stashes Susan in the aftermath of his discovery of the murder. Jerome is quite certain that Susan has been severely abused and is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Brown works with Neal Davis and is more than willing to testify on the defense's behalf, until Neal discovers that Susan has told Dr. Brown a completely different (and much more damning) account of the murder than she told him...3 speeches & 13 lines, 4 scenes (62)

[MAN/BRIAN WICE] Caucasian, 50ish, in a sharp suit, Brian is the smooth attorney who will be handling Susan's appeal. He is originally seen behind a camera, videotaping Susan and others as they tell their stories about Jeffrey Wright's murder...2 speeches & 3 lines, 4 scenes (1)

[RANDY, BILLY] Caucaasian, African American or Hispanic, these two hard-partying friends of Jeffrey's are first seen playing volleyball with him and some friends. They know Jeffrey and his womanizing habits well, and tease him about his current relationship with the "good girl" Susan. Later, after his marriage, Randy comments on the rage with which he pounds him in kick-boxing class...3 lines, 3 scenes; 1 speech & 2 lines, 2 scenes respectively (2)

[NEIGHBORHOOD MOM] Caucasian, African American or Hispanic, this neighborhood mom is friends (in a neighborly/acquaintance-like way) with Susan, and joins her and the other neighbors for a get-together; she has no clue that Susan is in hell. She makes a friendly comment as she pulls in beside Susan at Target, and later responds good-humoredly to a compliment Susan gives her...4 lines, 3 scenes (20)

[CORONER] Caucasian, this coroner at the murder scene talks with Mark Reynolds and Kelly about what he's noticed about the body. He's clearly stunned by the magnitude of the stabbing and by the fact that the victim made no apparent attempt to get away...2 speeeches & 4 lines, 2 scenes (58)

[JUDGE] Caucasian, this judge presides over Susan Wright's trial, during which he sometimes has to warn Neal Davis to keep his client in check. He's fair about honoring Davis' objections to Kelly's questioning, but allows her to go ahead with the re-enactment of the murder in the courtroom....2 speeches & 10 lines, 4 scenes (76)

STORY LINE: This is the true story of lovely young SUSAN WRIGHT, who thought she had the "fairy-tale" marriage to her husband JEFF WRIGHT, a successful tile and carpet salesman in Houston, Texas. However, Susan's life becomes a nightmare when Jeff, who has a habit of going to strip clubs, drinking too much, smoking weed and doing cocaine, becomes abusive, beating and raping her and even hitting their four year old daughter, CASEY. Unable to take it any more.......

Congratulations to Houston's top Rock Star prosecutor, budding Hollywood star and future Harris County DA..........KELLY SIEGLER.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


John B. Holmes is often compared, of late, to Charles "Chuck" Rosenthal and even Pat Lykos.
Holmes is a Republican who served Harris County as the elected DA and THAT is his ONLY substantive commonality with the  Rosenthal-Lykos regimes.

Holmes lived by President Harry S. Truman's (a Democrat) philosophy of , "The Buck Stops Here"; while the "Lykos-Rosenthal Philosophy" is, "Pass The Buck".

Holmes was respected for leading by example and instilling in his troops the principle of doing the right thing simply BECAUSE it was the right thing to do.  He exercised common sense over political correctness and was intolerant of "damn fool results".
Holmes' character and principled leadership would never have allowed the corruption and chaos at the Harris County District Attorney's Office that has festered since his retirement. Johnny Holmes was respected and took responsibility..............if you were right, Johnny didn't stick you in the back, he had your back.
JBH understood  consequences, was a real leader and a real prosecutor............he was not a victim or an excuse maker.

Chuck Rosenthal and Pat Lykos are many things; but they are not worthy of sitting at the table with the legendary John B. Holmes.

For the non-lawyers who might read this blog, the legal principle of vicarious liability applies to hold one person liable for the actions of another when engaged in some form of joint or collective activity.
The doctrine of respondeat superior arose from this principle and is based on the employer-employee relationship. The doctrine makes the employer responsible for a lack of care on the part of an employee in relation to those to whom the employer owes a duty of care. For respondeat superior to apply, the employee's negligence must occur within the scope of his/her employment

Section 7.02 of the Texas Penal Code (Law of Parties) outlines the following: A person is criminally responsible for an offense committed by the conduct of another if "acting with intent to promote or assist the commission of the offense he solicits, encourages, directs, aids or attempts to aid the other persons to commit the offense" or "If, in the attempt to carry out a conspiracy to commit one felony, another felony is committed by one of the conspirators, all conspirators are guilty of the felony actually committed, though having no intent to commit it, if the offense was committed in furtherance of the unlawful purpose and was one that should have been anticipated as a result of the carrying out of the conspiracy."

Four (4) years ago, almost to the date, the Harris County Republican Party and the local media essentially applied the Law of Parties to the Rosenthal administration......ironic on many levels.  Although Rosenthal's notorious arrogance rendered him oblivious to the unheeded advice of his his top ADAs; these same ADAs, most notably former Bureau Chief of Special Crimes Kelly Siegler, were condemned as "partners in a culture of corruption" because they "should have anticipated" that Rosenthal's substance abuse would lead him to commit adultery, lie about it, send racist and pornographic emails on county time on a county computer, campaign on the county dime, defy a Federal Judge's court order, commit obstruction of justice, perjure himself, etc.

Today, the Harris County Republican Party and the media are applying a reverse vicarious liability theory on the current improper conduct exploding at the Harris County DAs office in an effort to protect their anointed one, DA Patsy Lykos.
Reminiscent of a reverse mortgage on grandma's home........only it's the ADAs and the citizens of Harris County getting screwed for Lykos' bad behavior instead of the bank screwing grandma.

An ADA should NOT be held responsible for the improper behavior of his/her boss simply by virtue of employment.

Due process requires a balancing of public and private interests. When  making an individual vicariously liable for another’s actions, the private interests affected (i.e. employment, damaged reputation, etc) outweigh the public interests, especially when there are alternative means to reach the same end.

The courts historically hold EMPLOYERS responsible for the illegal or negligent conduct of their EMPLOYEES and the PRINCIPLE responsible for his AGENT; BUT at 1201 Franklin The Lykos-Rosenthal Principle holds the employees responsible for the improper conduct of the employer.

Lykos and Rosenthal do not appear concerned with DUE PROCESS and the RULE OF LAW.......................they are above all that!?

The Harris County Republican Party leadership treats elections more like an Easter egg hunt than a quest to find qualified candidates to serve the citizens of Harris County.
They are content to collect the cracked and/or old rotten eggs just because they have an inscribed "R"; while skipping over the fresh solid eggs of "R" is no wonder their baskets stink.

Friday, October 28, 2011




The Harris County Republican Party, in my judgment, expects their elected DA to adhere to the following principles:

YOUR PRIMARY JOB DUTY will be to do anything necessary to keep getting re-elected.


1.  You must be willing to raise large sums of money every election cycle.  To collect the vast amounts of required cash, you can either convince many fellow citizens to give you money or you can make secret promises to well connected political entities or decide.

2. You must spend most of your time on the job secretly promising favors and pandering to the hard core Republican base, while simultaneously denying to your constituents that you’ve made secret promises.

3. You must be willing to expose yourself, your family and your friends to the constant risk of being defamed by incoherent disgruntled people.

4. You must be willing to find a way to avoid spending time with moderates, democrats and other undesirables.

5. You must be willing to expose yourself to constant ridicule and false charges trumped up by the media to sell advertisements. Everything embarrassing you’ve ever done will appear in publications, especially if it is irrelevant to the issues facing the district attorney's office.

6. Once you start campaigning, you must agree to stop talking candidly about anything.

7. You must support every minutiae of the party line no matter how extreme or irrelevant to your real job as DA; common sense be damned.

8. You must be willing to expose your family and your closest friends to massive invasions of their privacy.

9. You must explain and solve complex social and legal issues using only 8-second sound bites.

10. You must be willing to expose yourself to scandalous and false attacks on your career as a prosecutor.

11. You must accept that most people who you once thought were your friends will only be there for you  if you win. And if you win you will have lots of new friends.

11. Your door must always be open to the opinionated blue haired loyalists and the well-heeled republican donors.

12. To win re-election, you must get down in the dirt and personally hurl false charges against your opponent, because the ends will justify the means.

The Harris County Republican Party might not recognize it; but the citizens of Harris County are in desperate need of an honest, intelligent, dedicated, and qualified candidate to apply for the office of Harris County District Attorney.......YOU are that hope for the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

I do not recall a county election where a candidate was as brutally and unfairly attacked as you were in was disgraceful on so many levels; but you stayed in the ring, you took the body shots, the head butts and you never gave was the Harris County voter, at the end of the day, who threw in the towel.

In fact, the Kelly Siegler haters are already crawling out of the sewers against you in mere anticipation of your "possible" candidacy. They are that afraid of your courage and spirit.

Even now, in an attempt to excuse the recently exposed consequences of Lykos' incompetence, the Republican operatives are accusing you of orchestrating an anti-Lykos conspiracy.

I can't believe you would even consider getting back in the ring..............thank you.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Prosecutor named in BAT van case Newswatch a blog

"State District Judge Susan Brown on Wednesday named attorney Stephen C. St. Martin as a “temporary prosecutor” to assist a grand jury apparently investigating the Houston Police Department’s troubled mobile alcohol testing program.
The order appointing St. Martin, a former assistant district attorney, states that grand jurors are investigating possible criminal conduct by the district attorney’s office.
Court officials said Brown intended to name another special prosecutor but hasn’t signed that order yet.
The grand jury gained attention last week when it excluded prosecutors from listening to witnesses testifying in secret proceedings during the ongoing investigation. On Tuesday the grand jury heard testimony from prosecutors under subpoena, providing further evidence that the panel is examining the role the DA’s office has played in cases involving breath alcohol testing vehicles known as BAT vans."
-Houston Chronicle

Welcome to the Major League DA Pat Lykos........or should I say Major Offenders?
*You have done some awful things to some awfully good folks.
*You have defamed and bullied performers for doing their jobs so that you could advance for not doing yours.
*You have pretended to create as you destroyed the creation of others.
*Your pretense has fooled too many for too long.
*Your Republican base will now get a glimpse into who the REAL Pat Lykos is....the rose colored glasses are cracking.

You are a creature of habit Pat Lykos. You historically soil the messenger to hide the message. 
I fully expect you to accuse Judge Susan Brown of having an unfounded vendetta.  You will defame her husband Mark and out-perform the muddiest feral hog in Texas to personally attack Stephen St. Martin.

Your tactics remind me of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy.
During the Army-McCarthy Senate Hearings in 1954, Mr. Welch had finally had enough when in addressing Senator McCarthy said, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency."
As that hearing marked the end of McCarthy's arbitrary rule; so shall it be for Lykos.

Judge Brown chose well in selecting St. Martin as a Special Prosecutor to bring JUSTICE back to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
St. Martin is not afraid of Lykos. He is privy to the workings of the HCDAO. He is a REAL prosecutor and understands the Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence.

How the Harris County Republican Party leadership responds to the Lykos corruption scandal will be interesting.
Will there be an onslaught of candidates filing in the Republican Primary forcing a run-off or will there be a Rock Star that is supported because she is the best qualified, albeit least political? 

I predict that at least four (4) candidates will file in the Republican Primary forcing a run-off.
Except for a throw-down-spoiler-puppet like Jim Leitner who is ultimately responsible for the Pat Lykos debacle; these folks need to ask themselves:
1. Are you up for a run-off against Pat Lykos?
2. Will the hard core Republicans who always come out for the run-off still vote for Lykos in spite of her disastrous performance?
3. Will any one besides the hard core Lykos loyalists actually vote in the inevitable run-off.....history says they won't?
4. Is Kelly Siegler in it to win it?...........a proven prosecutor who has always fought her heart out for JUSTICE and victims' rights because it is who she is and the right thing to do.

Keep the faith........everything happens for a reason.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Herman Cain is a self made man who succeeded in spite of being black; NOT because of it.  His mother was a maid for the white man and his father was a white man's driver. "The Help" is not just a Hollywood flick for depict's his REAL roots.
Cain's ancestors came to America on slave ships......not on a Kenyan Boeing 747.  Cain grew up under Jim Crow.....he did not have to be taught about discrimination; he rose above  it.
Therein lies the fundamental difference between Herman Cain and the presidential pretender.........."President Cain" would be the first REAL black President of the United States of America.

Mr. Cain's philosophy for success in life is predicated on a work ethic NOT victim hood.  He does not hide from his heritage nor does he exploit it........he chooses to be judged based on performance NOT guilt. Cain considers himself an American who happens to be black; dismissing the divisive term African American.

The race baiters are in a frenzied disbelief: Cornel West, Al Sharpton, Walter Evans a/k/a Quanell X and the left wing media are now in "Palinesque" character assassination overdrive.
As these folks desperately sling their insidious racism against Herman Cain; black America is "out to lunch".
What an OUTRAGE! 

Black "leadership" is stunned: How can a black man possibly succeed on merit and have conservative Christian values?  He must be a grinnin' shufflin' Uncle Tom goober!  He must be destroyed!  God forbid Mr. Cain's values permeate the hood! 
Oh my goodness, what would happen to the poverty pimps of the democratic party if the disenfranchised segment of black America followed Cain's example?  The brainwashed herd mentality would be lost.........the dependent victims would be free at last!

The Tea Party's overwhelming support of Mr. Cain demonstrates their adherence to the fundamental belief that the content of an individual's character is more important than their skin color........principled policy counts.  WOW!
Cain offers solutions instead of excuses and does what other folks just talk about............................he is not a polished politician and that also is refreshing.

Monday, October 10, 2011


"On Friday October 7, 2011 shortly before noon, reporters at the Values Voter Summit were handed a blue sheet of paper with a news alert: "Southern Baptist Convention Leader to Endorse Perry at Values Voter Summit." Dr. Robert Jeffress, a Texas pastor, was all set to introduce his governor, and he had some thoughts. "Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born again follower of Jesus Christ? In Rick Perry, we have a candidate who is... a committed follower of Christ."

Jeffress doesn't like Mormonism. Jeffress became briefly infamous in 2007 for his rants against Mitt Romney, and the unacceptability of a Mormon nominee. Romney, he said, was a "cult" member.

I believe we should always support a Christian over a non-Christian. The value of electing a Christian goes beyond public policies. . . . Christians are uniquely favored by God, [while] Mormons, Hindus and Muslims worship a false god. The eternal consequences outweigh political ones. It is worse to legitimize a faith that would lead people to a separation from God.

At 2:30, Jeffress took the stage, as promised, and repeated his statement, adding to it. Perry was a "genuine follower of Jesus Christ!"
Perry walked onstage and thanked Jeffress for the endorsement.

After the speeches, Jeffress walked through the hotel doing interview after interview about his take on Mormonism."Article 6 of the Constitution says government can impose no religious tests," he said. "But private citizens can impose all the tests they like!"

When asked if Jeffress expressed these concerns to Perry. "No. He is not aware of my views on Mormonism," he said, "nor am I aware of his." *
...................And there we have it!

*Synopsis of a post from the South Philly blogger, "Field Negro", October 7, 2011.

So it begs the question:  how does one reconcile the diverse condemnation of Perry for this Preacher's comments while the racist and anti-American rantings of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, former preacher and spiritual mentor of President Obama for over twenty (20) years, are off limits and not politically relevant?

Friday, October 7, 2011


The following Email has been circulating for a few months now and is so poignant in its graphic simplicity I am posting it below for those who might not have had the opportunity to read it:

"The folks who are getting the free shit, don't like the folks who are paying for the free shit,
BECAUSE the folks who are paying for the free shit, can no longer afford to pay for both the free shit and their own shit.

The folks who are paying for the free shit, want the free shit to stop;
and the the folks who are getting the free shit, want even more free shit on top of the free shit they are already getting!

Now... The people who are forcing the people who Pay for the free shit, have told the people who are RECEIVING the free shit, that the people who are PAYING for the free shit, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... the people who are GETTING the free shit, have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free shit, by the people who are forcing those people to pay for their free shit, and giving them the free shit in the first place.

We have let the free shit giving go on for so long that there are
Now more people getting free shit than paying for the free shit."

All great democracies have committed financial suicide once the voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

The number of people now getting free shit outnumbers the people paying for the free shit.......... failure to change that spells the end of the greatest democracy man has ever known--The United States of America.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Well it's been a long time coming, but a Dick DeGuerin high profile client finally gets a photo-op smile on the front page of today's Houston Chronicle! There is no doubt that Dr. Michael Brown shares the obvious relief of his DeGuerin defense team that he did not have to face ADA Kelly Siegler.......we all know those trial stats.
The paper's Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Cohen, and his criminal defense attorney wife are no doubt thrilled that their very own Pat Lykos is at the helm of the evicerated District Attorney's office as evidenced by cub reporter, Brian Rogers', rendition of the trial.

In that vein, is it any wonder that the City & State front page section of this same edition reads, "DA won't prosecute Jones in ethics case". 
How could they? The Harris County District Attorney's Office lacks an ethical backbone as well as the ability to appropriately prosecute a high profile case that is not a WHALE slam dunk in the bag guarantee!

The real headline ought to be,  "HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE : R.I.P".

Sadly, the criminal justice system has always judged the least fortunate the harshest. The only way poor folks get a dream team defense is when there is a cause de celebre or some publicity grandstand potential......otherwise the spoils go to the wealthy; as they did at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center yesterday.

Harris County needs ROCK STAR prosecutors not only to protect the community from wealthy and/or high profile crooks; but also to provide leadership roles for the junior prosecutors as they develop in their careers....lest their skills stagnate in baby prosecutor mode.

As these types of headlines become more and more common-place in Harris County the citizens will come to appreciate that DA Patsy Lykos lacks the basic requisite leadership skills for her position: cognitive ability, motives, values, social skills, expertise, and problem-solving skills. Her arbitrary rule by terror and intimidation will never compensate for these failings as demonstrated by her ADAs  fear driven complacency, mediocrity and timidness..........not the characteristics a community wants in THEIR ADAs. 

One must wonder with trepidation what the outcome will be for the next high profile wealthy defendant or cause de celebre to be tried in Harris County.

ADA Kari Allen will have an opportunity to bring justice back to the courthouse when she tries her high profile wealthy defendant, attorney Jeffery Stern; who is also charged with causing physical harm to a spoiled and pampered wife.  Stern's defense attorney in his alleged "Divorce by Death" plot is the venerable Paul Nugent who is as good as Dick DeGuerin used to we'll see if the District Attorney's "team" is up to the challenge.

ADA Steve Baldassano will have a similar opportunity if he ever puts down the dodge ball and tries Jessica Tata for her involvement in the burning deaths of seven (7) defenseless little children. Hopefully Tata's high profile defense attorney, Mike DeGuerin, will not have the same 'possum eatin' grin plastered on the Houston Chronicle's front page like his brother Dick had.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


In a sharp rebuff to President Barack Obama, Republican Bob Turner won a special House election in New York Tuesday night, giving the GOP a district that Obama had carried with 55 percent in 2008 and which Democrats had held since the 1920s.

The seat had been represented for seven (7) terms by Democrat Anthony Weiner who resigned in June after sending sexually provocative messages to women he contacted online.

Democratic state lawmaker David Weprin got only 47% of the vote.  Weprin is a 56-year-old Orthodox Jew and member of a prominent Queens political family.
Considering  registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by three to one in the district; the democrat seemed like a good fit for the largely white, working-class district, which is nearly 40 percent Jewish.

Perhaps Weprin’s vote for legalizing same-sex marriages and Obama’s uneasy relations with the Israeli government caused disaffection among Jewish Democrats. The dismal job numbers and stagnant economy coupled with no real long term plan for fiscal responsibility or market certainty took care of the other voters......................

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


http://www/.aspentimes .com/article/20100228/ASPENWEEKLY/100229854/
Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation
Gary Hubbell
Aspen Times Weekly February 2010

"Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America 's future.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America 's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America . Here's why.
Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips - they've gotten off the fence. They've woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.

Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy. Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms. Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and "disabilities." Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.

We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.
But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.

A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president. Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union - whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense - is rewarded with a stake in the company. Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 "FANTASTIC" years--- the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track. And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama."

Gary Hubbell is a hunter, rancher, and former hunting and fly-fishing guide. Gary works as a Colorado ranch real estate broker. He can be reached through his website,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well after all the race laden hoopla over electing the first black President of the United States of America, black Americans find themselves worse off than before.
When will American blacks appreciate the true meaning of the late Dr. Martin Luther King's vision: "Judge a person, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character".  Maybe a real bonus that will have come from electing a black president is that blacks will take seriously Dr. King's dream that we judge men by their character and not their color............and that character is measured by what an individual does and not mere words.

It seems that black Americans missed the whole point of the Civil Rights Movement-----purge racism from America! The election of a black POTUS should have served to underscore the great achievements of the civil rights struggle; but instead it has exposed the ridiculous notion that it is black Americans who have the most difficult time with racial equality.
It is now painfully self evident that black political culture demands special, not equal, treatment under the law. Many blacks hold the belief that simply having black political leadership necessarily equates to a higher standard of living for the black community..........Detroit, Washington D.C., East St. Louis, etc. etc. and now  the nation, notwithstanding.

Black political leadership has embraced an agenda that is the antithesis of what the Civil Rights Movement was all about. Black America does not strive for laws and public policies that are race neutral. Its convoluted agenda is slanted to put individuals in power based on their race and not on their character and capability.

So, according to the mantra of black political culture: the election of a black man as president means more than an end to racism...........the assumption being that if the man holding the highest political office in the nation was black, it must follow that blacks would be better off.

Now blacks have a dilemma. We have a black president and blacks are worse off. Not just a little, but a lot worse off. In the words of longtime Congressional Black Caucus member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., "Our people are hurtin'..."

Blacks must now decide:.
Is our black president a traitor to his race......OR, could it be that Obama's performance reflects his character and his capability, not his race?

I submit that Barack Obama is not delivering for anyone except Wall Street.
Blacks are hurting more because they were already in worse shape when Obama got elected. Bad policies hurt the weakest the most............and  the bad policies that have always failed are the big government liberalism that has defined modern black politics.

Simply growing government and electing black politicians does not make blacks better off -- it creates a plantation of despair.
The average poverty rate in Black Caucus districts is almost 50 percent higher than the national average. Yet, Sheila Jackson Lee and her ilk have a virtual 100 percent re-election rate.

Rather than dividing our country on racial or political lines a more fundamental and appropriate distinction could be made by classifying Americans into two (2) groups: those who take responsibility for their actions and those who don't.
The Civil Rights Movement took blacks to the edge of the Promised Land; but political activism can only remove barriers to's up to the individual to embrace freedom and take on the personal responsibilities that go with it.

Maybe America will realize that they should blame Barack Obama. Not because he is black, but because he is an incompetent liberal who has grown government to the point where the spirit necessary for freedom and prosperity is being quashed out of our nation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


As parents and students prepare to begin a new school year; imagine how refreshing it would be if school administrators across the land chose common sense values over political correctness, to wit:..............

"To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to apprise you of some important  policy changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers, against your parents, and against our country.


FIRST, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.
I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow, or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian, or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships.
The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.
This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial, or religious identity through your school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity-, race- and non-American-nationality-based celebrations. They undermine a core American value, E Pluribus Unum -- "from many, one", and THIS school will be guided by America 's values. That includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities..........race, language, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness. Your clubs will be based on interests and passions -- not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So, we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, math, carpentry, and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic or racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

SECOND, I am not interested in whether or not English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The ENGLISH language has united America 's citizens for more than 200 years, and it will unite us at this school.
It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English-language skills, I will have been remiss in my duty to ensure that you are prepared to compete successfully in the American job market. Notwithstanding, we WILL learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English . But if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

THIRD, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor; everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status.
This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for a meal at a nice restaurant than they do for church or school. Those people have their priorities backwards. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

FOURTH, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the "F-word," you can't speak.
By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission plus epithets such as the "N-word," even when used by one black student to address another, or "bitch," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few of your age to distinguish instinctively between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

FIFTH, we will end all self-esteem programs.
In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until the state of Political Correctness decided otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it.
One immediate consequence of this is that there will be only one class valedictorian, not eight.

SIXTH, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda.
No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming.
No more semesters will be devoted to condom-wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue.
There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual, or not Christian.
We will have failed, if any one of you graduates from this school and does not consider himself or herself inordinately lucky -- to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the  flag of the United States of America .
As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you."

The politically correct termites are eroding our country's foundation...........we must stand up for our children so they will be prepared to meet the opportunities and obstacles life presents.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


When Barack Obama campaigned for POTUS; the radical views of his spouse were not deemed relevant.
When Michelle Bachman campaigns for POTUS; the radical views of her spouse are controlling.

When Barack Obama campaigned for POTUS; his religious extremism was a non-issue. 
When Michelle Bachman campaigns for POTUS; she is defined as a religious extremist.

Extremism is extremism regardless as to the message or the messenger.

No presidential candidate has universally accepted views. However, when the media's subjective whims are determinant as to which views are destructive and extreme and which are not; their blatant partiality not only quashes journalistic integrity, but more importantly the effective 1st Amendment rights of their reader/viewership is also undermined. 

The politically correct media moguls now represent the de facto rule of law in the United States of America...................the U.S. Constitution and those that died defending her be damned.

Edward R. Murrow ought to be the benchmark for journalists rather than the anomaly.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


"Whatever the results of the drama currently playing itself out in the political theater, the nation faces a fundamental decision that cannot be made by politicians hopelessly caught up in the government-addicted premise of that drama's exposition of the tragic flaw in the currently accepted way of doing politics.

It must be made by the people.
They alone can decide to reject the assumption of government dependency imposed by the New Deal syndrome.
They alone can decide to reject the false notion that it's the government's job to assure the welfare of individuals, when in fact government exists only to serve the common good.
They alone can reassert their determination to live as a people who accept the God-ordained responsibilities that give them the right to care for each other as individuals, in natural and voluntary communities free of pre-emptive government dictatorship.
They alone can assert and re-establish the integrity and liberty of those institutions of family, faith and economic enterprise that are the God-endowed natural means of fulfilling this responsibility.
They alone can reclaim control of the income and other material resources required to do so.

Americans will not break the habit of government spending, borrowing and taxation until they renounce the temptations of government solicitude and dependency and the "bribe me" party politics that connives to exploit them.
They will not have confidence enough to resist those deceptive temptations until they rediscover the resources of faith and moral courage that mainly arise from living out the motto that was and ought still to be the openly flaunted secret of their economic aspiration, the slogan that placed their trust in God, not government."

Alan Keyes

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Texas Governor Rick Perry's support of House Bill 417 along with Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis' amendment thereto, facilitated the long overdue compensation for former death row inmate Anthony Graves.

But for the "Justice at all Cost" philosophy and work ethic of former Harris County Assistant District Attorney Kelly Siegler; the "Making Amends" editorial in today's Houston Chronicle on point would not have been possible.

Graves is but one of the many victims Siegler's career has been dedicated to seek justice for without apology or  reservation.
Winning for Siegler is not about "the Lykos scalp counters", it is not about the red neck rogue prosecutors who covet convictions as wins regardless as to the issue of actual guilt or innocence, it is not about the media's agenda............."winning at all cost" for Kelly Siegler is NOT about THAT kind of "justice"--- it is about REAL JUSTICE.

We can require that all criminal activity be wrapped in a tidy little box with a simple bow.
It would be nice if  all witnesses were honest; crime scenes were never tainted; DNA evidence was always plentiful and pure; prosecutors, defense counsel and investigators were always ethical/apolitical/qualified and diligent; judges and juries always followed the law and charges were the alternative, we can strive for the ideal but not capitulate to the absurdity of naivete.

Anthony Graves, David Temple and Dror Goldberg were each accused by the State of Texas of commiting gruesome killings.
Each case was uniquly complicated lacking the neat little bow and tidy box too many folks require to proceed.
Each would require an incredible ability and dedication by the prosecutor to achieve a just outcome...........both for the victims and for the State of Texas.
There will always be those who doubt David Temple or Dror Goldberg are truly guilty or that Anthony Graves is truly innocent. That is because these cases are not slam dunk whales with harpoons either way. These are the type of cases that REQUIRE that special character and ability that makes a prosecutor a Rock Star for justice.....political fallout be damned. 

Three (3) tough cases and one (1) tough prosecutor.............two (2)  convictions and one (1) exoneration as Texas Rock Star Prosecutor Kelly Siegler does what's right because it is the right thing to do; and THAT is what makes a winner.

"Counting scalps" might be the measure of winning if your quarterback is Pat Lykos; but REAL justice is not a game and REAL prosecutors know that.

I challenge Brian Rogers and the Houston Chronicle to interview Mr. Anthony Graves on the issue of Kelly Siegler as a prosecutor.................

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Many of the Republican presidential hopefuls should be able to beat President Obama in 2012. This president has a track record now and, thus, many vulnerabilities. If he is not our "worst president," as Donald Trump would have it, his sweeping domestic initiatives—especially his stimulus package and health-care reform—were so jerry-built and high-handed that they generated a virtual revolution in America's normally subdued middle class.

The president's success in having Osama bin Laden killed is an exception to a pattern of excruciatingly humble and hesitant leadership abroad. Mr. Obama has been deeply ambivalent about the application of American power, as if a shameful "neocolonialism" attends every U.S. action in the world. In Libya he seems actually to want American power to diminish altogether.

This formula of shrinking American power abroad while expanding government power at home confuses and disappoints many Americans. Before bin Laden, 69% of Americans believed the country was on the wrong track, according to an Ipsos survey. A recent Zogby poll found that only 38% of respondents believed Mr. Obama deserved a second term, while 55% said they wanted someone new.

And yet Republicans everywhere ask, "Who do we have to beat him?" In head-to-head matchups, Mr. Obama beats all of the Republican hopefuls in most polls.

The problem Mr. Obama poses for Republicans is that there has always been a disconnect between his actual performance and his appeal. If Hurricane Katrina irretrievably stained George W. Bush, the BP oil spill left no lasting mark on this president. Mr. Obama's utter confusion in the face of the "Arab spring" has nudged his job-approval numbers down, but not his likability numbers, which Gallup has at a respectable 47.6%. In the mainstream media there has been a willingness to forgive this president his mistakes, to see him as an innocent in an impossible world. Why?

There have really always been two Barack Obamas: the mortal man and the cultural icon. If the actual man is distinctly ordinary, even a little flat and humorless, the cultural icon is quite extraordinary. The problem for Republicans is that they must run against both the man and the myth. In 2008, few knew the man and Republicans were walloped by the myth. Today the man is much clearer, and yet the myth remains compelling.

What gives Mr. Obama a cultural charisma that most Republicans cannot have? First, he represents a truly inspiring American exceptionalism: He is the first black in the entire history of Western civilization to lead a Western nation—and the most powerful nation in the world at that. And so not only is he the most powerful black man in recorded history, but he reached this apex only through the good offices of the great American democracy.

Thus his presidency flatters America to a degree that no white Republican can hope to compete with. He literally validates the American democratic experiment, if not the broader Enlightenment that gave birth to it.

He is also an extraordinary personification of the American Dream: Even someone from a race associated with slavery can rise to the presidency. Whatever disenchantment may surround the man, there is a distinct national pride in having elected him.

All of this adds up to a powerful racial impressionism that works against today's field of Republican candidates. This is the impressionism that framed Sen. John McCain in 2008 as a political and cultural redundancy—yet another older white male presuming to lead the nation.

The point is that anyone who runs against Mr. Obama will be seen through the filter of this racial impressionism, in which white skin is redundant and dark skin is fresh and exceptional. This is the new cultural charisma that the president has introduced into American politics.

Today this charisma is not as strong for Mr. Obama. The mere man and the actual president has not lived up to his billing as a historical breakthrough. Still, the Republican field is framed and—as the polls show—diminished by his mere presence in office, which makes America the most socially evolved nation in the world. Moreover, the mainstream media coddle Mr. Obama—the man—out of its identification with his exceptionalism.

Conversely, the media hold the president's exceptionalism against Republicans. Here is Barack Obama, evidence of a new and progressive America. Here are the Republicans, a cast of largely white males, looking peculiarly unevolved. Add to this the Republicans' quite laudable focus on deficit reduction and spending cuts, and they can be made to look like a gaggle of scolding accountants.

How can the GOP combat the president's cultural charisma? It will have to make vivid the yawning gulf between Obama the flattering icon and Obama the confused and often overwhelmed president. Applaud the exceptionalism he represents, but deny him the right to ride on it as a kind of affirmative action.

A president who is both Democratic and black effectively gives the infamous race card to the entire left: Attack our president and you are a racist. To thwart this, Republicans will have to break through the barrier of political correctness.

Mr. McCain let himself be intimidated by Obama's cultural charisma, threatening to fire any staff member who even used the candidate's middle name. Donald Trump shot to the head of the Republican line by focusing on Mr. Obama as a president, calling him our "worst" president. I carry no brief for Mr. Trump, but his sudden success makes a point: Another kind of charisma redounds to those willing to challenge political correctness—those unwilling to be in thrall to the president's cultural charisma.

Lastly, there must be a Republican message of social exceptionalism. America has more social mobility than any heterogeneous society in history. Isn't there a great Republican opportunity to be had in urging minorities to at last move out of their long era of protest—in which militancy toward the very society they struggled to join was the way ahead? Aren't Republicans uniquely positioned to offer minorities a liberation from both dependency and militancy?

In other words, isn't there a fresh new social idealism implicit in conservative principles? Why not articulate it and fight with it in the political arena? Such a message would show our president as unevolved in his social thinking—oh so 1965. The theme: Barack Obama believes in government; we believe in you.

Mr. Steele is a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Among his books is "White Guilt" (Harper/Collins, 2007).

Friday, May 6, 2011


In response to allegations against Boeing presented to the federal labor board (NLRB) by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the NLRB has filed a complaint against Boeing accusing them of retaliating against a local union by opening a production line in the right to work state of South Carolina.

The complaint alleges that the aerospace giant  made "coercive statements" regarding union-led strikes, and then retaliated by transferring its second line to the non-union South Carolina facility.  As evidence, the NLRB noted that a Boeing executive said in an interview that an overriding factor in going to South Carolina -- a right-to-work state where unions cannot force employees to join -- was a desire to avoid disruptions associated with union strikes.

NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon cited Boeing executives' comments on their desire to avoid strikes in claiming the company violated federal rules.

Soloman stated, "A worker's right to strike is a fundamental right guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act. We also recognize the rights of employers to make business decisions based on their economic interests, but they must do so within the law."

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which initially filed the allegation against Boeing with the NLRB in March of last year, said in a statement that the South Carolina decision was aimed at the union.

A hearing in the case is scheduled before an administrative law judge on June 14, 2011 in Seattle to determine whether or not the U.S. Government can preclude a PRIVATE U.S corporation from moving one of its own PRIVATE production lines from one state to another..........................The question is as ridiculous as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder going forward (with President Obama's blessings) with the prosecution of the C.I.A. agents responsible for the enhanced interrogation that led to the location and dispatchment of Usama bin Laden.

Monday, May 2, 2011



Special Forces are just that......SPECIAL!

There are certain people who's character is so flawed, who's morals are so depraved and who's actions are so vile that they need to be removed from society regardless how powerful or cunning they might be.........and that is why we need U.S. Navy SEALs.

Thank goodness this SEAL mission was not undermined by the political correctness which doomed "Operation Redwing" on that fateful summer day of 2005. The team deployed for that tragic mission on the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan ended with a lone surviving SEAL and the largest number of SEALs killed in action since their inception.

On 1 May 2011, political correctness was AWOL. Human shields were no match for common sense. There were no U. S. Navy SEALs killed in action. Usama Bin Laden and his cowardly crew are dead.

Bin Laden will will spend his eternity covered in whale shit at the bottom of the sea; NOT with seventy (70) virgins in Allah-ville.

U.S. Navy SEALs have the courage, conviction and ability to assure that justice at all costs is attainable anywhere on the globe......that's what makes a winner.

GO NAVY and GOD bless our brave heroes!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA recently unveiled what he called a fiscally responsible budget proposal whose corner stone is taxing success..................what audacity indeed.

Barack Hussein Obama campaigned on the promise that he would reduce the national deficit by 50% (~$4 trillion) by the end of HIS first term.  However, half way through this "historic" term; the national deficit has instead INCREASED by well over $4 trillion.

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan's $6 trillion deficit reduction proposal over ten (10) years has pressured Obama, commonly known as the man without a plan, to step into the budget arena.  Thus, Obama, in his typical indignant fashion,  had the unfettered gall to propose a plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion in twelve (12) years.
In other words, not only does Obama's budget proposal NOT fulfill his 2008 campaign pledge of a 50% deficit reduction during his first term; it will now take TWELVE (12) years to merely bring the deficit almost BACK to the level he INHERITED.

Obama's plan is classic Democratic victim hood economics.................excuse the consequences of irresponsibility by playing to the masses through class envy.  Demonize responsibility, sacrifice, and hard work by labeling those that proscribe to that behavior as the exploitive "rich" and demand that they pay their "fair share".

But what are the guidelines for determining an individual's fair share? Currently, the bottom half of the socio-economic ladder pay essentially no federal income tax and the top 10% of wage earners cover upwards of 70% of the income tax burden.

The personal income tax rates in America have gone up and down over time.

In order to help pay for its war effort in the American Civil War the United States government imposed its first personal income tax, on August 5, 1861, as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800). This tax was repealed in 1862.
In 1894, Democrats in Congress passed the Wilson-Gorman Tariff, which imposed the first peacetime income tax. The rate was 2% on income over $4000, which meant fewer than 10% of households would pay any. The purpose of the income tax was to make up for revenue that would be lost by tariff reductions.

In 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the U.S. tax system.
In fiscal year 1918, annual internal revenue collections for the first time passed the billion-dollar mark, rising to $5.4 billion by 1920.
With the advent of World War II, employment increased, as did tax collections—to $7.3 billion.
The withholding tax on wages was introduced in 1943 and was instrumental in increasing the number of taxpayers to 60 million and tax collections to $43 billion by 1945.

Obama argues that by not renewing the current tax structure for the top wage earners in America he is simply eliminating tax breaks for the rich...........................REALLY?
Increasing the tax bracket for higher wage earners is NOT eliminating anyone's tax breaks it is nothing more than an across the board tax increase on those earning an arbitrary amount that the government unilaterally considers a lot of money.

If it were really an issue of everyone paying their fair share of personal income taxes; Congress and the President ought to address how a Wilson-Gorman (supra) tax model is not a more equitable solution than the class envy model.

America's National debt crisis is not an issue of inadequate tax revenues it is an issue of fraudulent and abusive spending by our elected leaders for whom the rules don't apply.......

Friday, April 8, 2011


The American Family Budget--Washington Style:

1. The family credit cards are ALL maxed out and credit applications are pending.
2. The 10,000+ square foot homestead on three (3) manicured acres with detached quarters, outdoor kitchen, lazy river, spa and Olympic pool; all financed with a zero down interest only balloon note is now six (6) months in arrears.
3. The Spring Break family vacation for next year is already booked for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Paris to Istanbul.
4. The support staff is in full gear shopping and packing for the family in preparation of summering in The Hamptons (this summer home is also heavily leveraged and in arrears).
5. The chalet in St. Tropez is being totally redone in anticipation of the secular winter holiday party season; numerous construction liens against the property, notwithstanding.
6. The 2012 Gulfstream G650 family jet was delivered last week with the family logo prominently painted on the fuselage.
7. Baby momma # 13 ordered her new Escalade....her old one already has over 10K miles.
8. Harry R., the eldest, is eyeing an Aston Martin One-77.
9. Nancy P., the original baby momma, wants a new A/C system installed in the kennels fearing the poor dogs will surely die otherwise.
10. Baby Daddy is demanding a raise from his employer to cover the family expenses. He presents the argument that this raise is a humanitarian necessity and that merit is irrelevant. Further, that a denial of this arbitrary demand would be Draconian and constitute extreme and unusual hardship to his family who are entitled to whatever they want and should not be required to work if they don't feel like it.

And the party never seems to end.......................until Johnny, Harry's step-brother, hooks up with a bunch of responsible friends at a tea party who advocate stopping this madness.
The family dismisses these Tea Party folks as bitter racists.

Thus the dilemma:
President Barack Hussein Obama wants everyone on the planet to worship him; but his role as POTUS requires leadership decisions which threaten his narcissistic persona.
Mr. President, it's time to BE Presidential and swing the bat.................the victim routine is wearing thin and the BUCK STOPS IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


“Republicans’ decisions to abandon the three-week proposal negotiated by their own party’s leadership suggests that Tea Party lawmakers are unwilling to accept anything short of the extreme cuts in the House budget, even if it risks a shutdown. This is a bad omen that shows how difficult it will be for Speaker Boehner to bring the Tea Party along for any long-term compromise.”
--U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Schumer's view may appeal to the "Liberal Elite", the "X generation" and the "victim culture"; however, it flies in the face of  the emerging neoliberal philosophy which defines the Tea Party movement and is gaining significant momentum within the Millennium generation (the young folks who will ultimately be saddled with this ever mounting reckless National debt).
Neoliberalism supports a fiscal policy which precludes governments from running large deficits that have to be paid back by future citizens.  They believe that constant deficits will lead to higher inflation and lower productivity, and therefore must be avoided.

Neoliberalists emphasize the efficiency of the private sector and the promotion of free trade in determining the political and economic priorities of the state. The premise being that when America's economic driving force is transferred from the public to the private sector; our government will become more efficient and the economic health of our nation will be restored.

John Williamson's, "Washington Consensus",  provides a ten (10) point list of Neoliberal policy proposals which has garnered support from Washington-based international economic organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank:
   1. "Fiscal policy Governments should not run large deficits that have to be paid back by future citizens, and such deficits can only have a short term effect on the level of employment in the economy. Constant deficits will lead to higher inflation and lower productivity, and should be avoided. Deficits should only be used for occasional stabilization purposes;"
   2. "Redirection of public spending from subsidies (especially what neoliberals call "indiscriminate subsidies") and other spending neoliberals deem wasteful toward broad-based provision of key pro-growth, pro-poor services like primary education, primary health care and infrastructure investment--with the common sense caveat that responsible behavior is not only encouraged but rewarded and irresponsible behavior is met with appropriate consequences;"
   3. "Tax reform– broadening the tax base and adopting moderate marginal tax rates to encourage innovation and efficiency;"
   4. "Interest rates that are market determined and positive (but moderate) in real terms;"
   5. "Floating exchange rates;"
   6. "Trade liberalization – liberalization of imports, with particular emphasis on elimination of quantitative restrictions (licensing, etc.); any trade protection to be provided by law and relatively uniform tariffs; thus encouraging competition and long term growth;"
   7."Liberalization of the "capital account" of the balance of payments, that is, allowing people the opportunity to invest funds overseas and allowing foreign funds to be invested in the home country with parity;"
   8."Privatization of state enterprises; Promoting market provision of goods and services which the government cannot provide as effectively or efficiently, such as telecommunications, where having many service providers promotes choice and competition;"
   9."Deregulation – abolition of regulations that impede market entry or restrict competition, except for those justified on safety, environmental and consumer protection grounds, and prudent oversight of financial institutions;"
   10. "Legal security for property rights and financialisation of capital that preclude politically correct government mandates which led to the housing crisis/meltdown".

Even Chicago University's School of Economics in Obama's quasi-hometown, emphasizes non-intervention from government and rejects regulation in laissez-faire free markets as inefficient. 
The school rejects Keynesianism in favor of rational expectations and has impacted the field of finance by the development of the efficient market hypothesis which stresses "positive economics"– that is, empirically based studies using statistics to prove theory.

NOTE: The University of Chicago economic department is widely considered one of the world’s foremost economics departments and has fielded more Nobel Prize winners (Obama's Nobel desecration notwithstanding) and John Bates Clark medalists in economics than any other university.

So, Senator Schumer, should we simply deplete the blood bank while ignoring the arterial bleed; or is it FINALLY time to apply a tourniquet and stop the bleeding?
If we, as a people,  persist in confusing a lynching with the proper application of a tournaquet; America will indeed be hung to her death..................and in very short order.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Japan suffered the worst earthquake since records have been kept; a devastating 9.0 . Twelve minutes later a tsunami poured over the island. For the next 36 hours aftershocks peppered the landscape.
At least two (2) of Japan's nuclear reactors are at some stage of meltdown.
Almost 200 people are known to have suffered some degree of radiation poisoning.
Tens of thousands are feared dead and the crematoriums are at capacity.

Notwithstanding this horrific disaster, the Japanese response has not only demonstrated a responsible self reliance; but most importantly has shown the world how honorable people react to crisis.
There are no riots.
There is no looting.
There is no blame.

The Japanese people have chosen to work TOGETHER to help each other survive instead of exploiting every angle of self interest.

May God bless the Japanese people and ease their suffering...............may the rest of us learn from their strength of character.