When You Suddenly Discover You’re a Democrat.

FBCStaff-We often hear from political novices that there are little differences between parties, when they really mean between some candidates.  There are major differences between parties.

This is how my Grandpa explained it to me when I asked him if he was a republican or democrat.  He said, “I hate democrats.”  “Why Papa” I asked.  He looked at me and said, “they’re like horse thieves.”  “Are all democrats horse thieves?” I asked.  “No, he replied “but all horse thieves are democrats.”   That pretty much sums it up.

John C. Maxwell in his book 25 Ways to Win with People tells us “to look behind us and if no one is following you then you’re not a leader.”  Dale Carnegie when asked to share his secret, he simply said “do not criticize, condemn or complain others it serves no purpose.”  Democrat Saul Alinsky, tells us in his book Rules for Radicalsa good community organizer creates unrest in the community but offers no solutions.”

After local political candidate Kris Allfrey has attacked and defamed almost every elected official locally including the FBISD Supt. and BOTs, he writes this?

Kris Allfrey  What a shame the predicament that we now find ourselves in FBISD. You see when you try to share the truth, when you try to let the community know what is really going on you will be ostracized. You see I now have an elected official in Fort Bend that does not like the truth being told so they have chosen to defriend me and then proceed to publish derogatory post and comments indirectly referring to me on their own Facebook Page. It is a shame that this elected official and others do not want to have a public conversation, they want to have it where not everyone can see it, especially the person they are posting about. At the end of the day I am not out to win a popularity contest, I am not out to make everyone my friend. When it comes to FBISD I have one goal in sight and that is to ensure that our students get the best education possible but I will not let the taxpayers be taken for a ride in achieving that goal. This district has had broken leadership and dysfunctional boards since at least 1991. I am not the first one to say that and I am sure I will not be the last. It is time to fix FBISD, we do not need more policy statements. We do not need more Consultants. We do not need more community dialogue meetings. We do not need anymore sales pitches. We need an Administration and a Board that will move the needle, that will provide an adequate education for the students on the east side of the district. We need a Administration and a Board that will provide adequate facilities on the west side with fiscal responsibility and responsible boundary decisions. We need an Administration and a Board that will deal with the Academies and how they deprive zoned students of scholarship and college admission. We need an Administration and a Board that will provide the CTE Training our students need today not another policy meeting about what we should do with CTE. We need a Board that will do the job of holding the district fiscally responsible and stop asking the community, in the form of a bond, for a bail out because they didn’t do their job in maintaining the facilities over the last 10+ years. If I offend the Administration or the Board so be it. Our future is on the line and all you want to do is keep planning, keep writing policy and keep misleading the community about what is really going on in FBISD. As they say on Bar Rescue, pull back the doors, bust open the books and make a call for help because if you don’t change soon FBISD will fail.

Does Allfrey believe people are not following him because he tells the truth?  Once again, “When you are so dogmatic that you cannot be doubted, it may be time to see what is driving you.  If it is hate it may be time to rethink your agenda.”  Then there’s dumbness, it can get in the way of success.

FBISD will not fail.  The problem is the public’s perception of public education in general.  FBISD can be a stellar district and I believe Supt Dupree is sincere and working hard toward that goal.  If we get behind him and the board we can make FBISD an example of public education done right.    It will take a lot of hard work and community support.

In Maxwell’s book  he opens with Start with Yourself and this quote:

“Your relationships can only be as healthy as you  are”

Russell Ybarra of Jimmy Changas and Gringos when asked for advice says surround yourself with positive people.

In Daniel Goldman’s book Emotional Intelligence he tells us successful people have impulse control and grit.  These traits are more helpful than intelligence or pedigrees and certifications.

Ayn Rand called them looters and producers in Atlas Shrugged.  So here is your choices.

We can sit back hating, complaining and race baiting like democrats.

Or we can embrace the republican principles of hard work, positive input, and a healthy respect for ourselves and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to End Public Education?

FBCStaff-FBISD BOT has taken their eye off the ball and turned from education to the bond. It isn’t because they want to it is because of a small group of detractors. The bond needs to be passed. Is it perfect no, but it works. Here’s what you need to understand about education:

“$29,349 Spent Per Student in DC, but 83% Not Proficient in Reading”

That is 4 times as much per student as FBISD spends. Do democrats want public education or public orientation?  Democrats want to raise the spending level here in Texas. Look at this chart: URBAN-DISTRICT-PER-PUPIL-SPENDING-PHOTO-300x256 Notice anything about the districts?  DC, NY, Boston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, etc.  All controlled by democrats. read more from Report Card

Our founding fathers knew they had to restrict government when they wrote our constitution.  The 1900s opened with new progressive presidents Roosevelt and Wilson and their agenda of growing government.  Both believed they were restricted by an outdated constitution. It is time to demand a quality result from education.

If the schools cannot deliver it, should we change the way education is delivered?  It is time to get the progressives and their agenda of social justice out of education and put it back in the locals hands.

Time to look at all options including vouchers. $29k+ spent per pupil in DC and 83% not proficient in reading and 81% in math?  This isn’t broken this is a disaster. Is it time to end public education and the progressives social justice agenda?  Should we continue to spend more on education or should we take a hard look at education and change the way it is done?

Salt and Light Ministry

Premiering September 18, 2014 in honor of Constitution Day, the documentary:

The Birth of Freedom

For millions around the world who have never tasted liberty, the question cries for an answer…”How is freedom born?”

6pm to 7:45pm in

RM200 of West Campus of

Sugar Creek Baptist Church

When Hate is Introduced to Politics

FBCStaff-Ideology as defined by Merriam-Webster:

1: visionary theorizing

2a : a systematic body of concepts especially about human life or culture b : a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture

c : the integrated assertions, theories and aims that constitute a sociopolitical program

A typical political ideology in America usually consists of the left/liberal or the right/conservative and is based on discussion of ideas. It works best when these ideas are debated, it breaks down when one is so dogmatic that they cannot be doubted.  Our system does not work when hate is involved.  We saw that in the 1860s resulting in the Civil War.

America has seen the progressives adopt Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and the dogmatic end results justify the means philosophy.  This has brought us to today’s political environment and is backfiring and will result in a wave election for the republicans.  This will result in a correction and this is how our political system works.

But what happens when hate is introduced into the process?  We see the videos where humans are beheaded.  Who’s political ideology supports this type of behavior?  The tactic has backfired on ISIS and has turned the world against them.

But, hate is an effective tool to agitate and create unrest.  We saw it in the last municipal elections in Fort Bend.  Muni elections are usually non-partisan but the democrats are so desperate to turn Texas blue they spared no expense and mounted an all out campaign based on deceit and hate to win a council seat.  The democrats were assisted by a small group of malcontents who are also driven by hate.   This group used race baiting, misinformation, and smears to help the democrats defeat the incumbent.

This group of malcontents is now targeting the school bond.    They have no intention of listening to rational thought or compromise.  Their intent is to disrupt, cause turmoil and defeat the bond.  Some of you may have noticed threats by a group to block/ban certain groups from posting on their face book page.  So what, no one goes to their radical sites except them.  When you are so dogmatic that you cannot be doubted, it may be time to see what is driving you.  If it is hate it may be time to rethink your agenda

If you are turned off by these tactics then get out and vote this election.  It is time to stand up for our community and keep it moving forward.  The bond is well thought out and will pass.

Is It Time To Move On?

FBCStaff-Race baiters do not want to move on and we know why. They want to keep pushing this hot button for their political agenda. Saul Alinsky details the strategy in his book Rules for Radicals. Create unrest in the community but never offer any solutions. Bob Bailey, hubby of FBISD BOT Jenny Bailey, took a positive article about the golf course and used it to agitate. Does it matter to Bailey that some members of his group of malcontents, ie Tunstall and Pinnock also approved of the purchase at the time.  This was simply another use of an old topic to agitate. I understand the reason Bailey wants to agitate, but I wanted to high lite some of the comments:

“Kris Allfrey Notice how the Mayor does everything himself. His use of “I” is very telling about his real character and real desires. He is the only person I know that borrows $30MM+ to buy a business to lose over a $1MM+ per year in operations fee. Does not even mention he has not paid a dime towards principal and interest. Well at least the community got what they voted for a banker who has never used his own money to do anything worth while for anybody other than himself. He will use your money and take credit for it just like Wall Street Bankers.

This is a false statement as the LG’s statement showed a $300k loss the first full year of operation ending June 30, 2014.   This extrapolates to $25k/mo. total cost,  a bargain for two 18 hole golf courses and the City Centre. The goal is to break even and the staff should be commended for doing such an outstanding job.  There is no reason to expect they won’t do an even better job this fiscal year. Why did Kris Allfrey lie about the loss being $1MM+ per year if not to malign and defame?

and this beaut:

Kasia Rezmer If the GC is a park, why can’t I walk my dog on it just like I can in any of the 22 parks.

Because a golf ball to the head might cause serious injury to you or you pet.  The city does not condone pet abuse, and walking one’s dog on the golf course during play is grossly negligent.  Does Kasia put a helmet on her dog when walking it, like Helmet Bob? ==>    

Can they let go and move on or will they keep dredging up the past like the race baiters do? 

Missouri City hosts public hearings on tax rates Sept. 18 & Sept. 22

At the Monday, Sept. 2 Meeting, Missouri City Council Members approved setting a 2014 tax rate of 56.5 cents for $100 property valuation for the 2014 tax year and 2015 fiscal year; and for a future vote at their regular Council meeting on Oct. 6. City Council will host two public hearings—one on Thursday, Sept. 18 and the other on Monday, Sept. 22 for discussion on the proposed ad valorem tax rate. Both meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers, 1522 Texas Pkwy. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised at Fiscal Year 2014’s rate of $0.57375 per $100 valuation was $25,872,678; the new proposed taxed rate of $0.565000 per $100 valuation, including tax revenue that will be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $25,492,573. “Revenue generated by the proposed tax rate will allow the City to fund the approved Fiscal Year 2015 budget and items that the City was previously not able to purchase,” Finance Director Wes Vela said. “These additional items include a $625,000 fire truck; $96,075 for a Coban In-Car Camera project; a $94,780 NICE audio recording system; and $108,231 for Phase II and III of Rocket Mobile Communications for First Responder Vehicles.” The proposed tax rate would be divided between Maintenance & Operation and Interest & Sinking: •M&O = $0.387093 per $100 valuation •I&S = $0.177907 per $100 valuation •Total = $0.565000 per $100 valuation Missouri City received Fort Bend values on July 29 and Harris County values on Aug. 25, which were used to calculate the effective tax rate of $0.544771 per $100 valuation. The values resulted in a higher-than-expected tax value increase of 11 percent. “Over the past five years, City revenue has changed from more than 80 percent residential and roughly 20 percent commercial to a 70 – 30 percentage,” Mayor Allen Owen said. “That 11 percent increase results in more than $600,000 of additional revenue to the City. This is a classic example of the decisions Council has made that are benefitting the City in the long run.”

By FBCStaff-One Missouri City malcontent said:

“He supports raising Missouri City taxes at .56500″

The truth is:

“In a recorded vote the Missouri City Council voted 6-0 to reduce the tax  rate from .57375/hundred in 2013 to .56500/hundred for 2014.”

The city council and mayor voted 6-0 to reduce the tax rate.  Showing leadership, council acted responsibly while still funding the budget to meet the demands of a growing municipality. Come to the meeting and don’t be misled by a small group of malcontents with an agenda.

Dreaming Big In Ft Bend

David Hamilton is the Republican Nominee for HD27 State Rep. Education is his #1 priority, and David is excited about sharing his vision for improving struggling schools in east Fort Bend so that every child has an opportunity for a brighter future.
I believe every child in east Fort Bend County can reach for the stars and achieve the biggest dreams imaginable.   I have proof.   Does a child growing up in Lake Olympia dream of becoming a music superstar? Look no further than Beyoncé, who grew up in Lake Olympia.
Does an Elkins High School student dream of playing Major League Baseball? Look no further than James Loney, who was a baseball star at Elkins.
Does a Willowridge High School student dream of being in the NFL Hall of Fame, playing in the NBA, or becoming a big-time actor? Look no further than NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, NBA star T.J. Ford, and big-time actor Isaiah Washington, who each attended Willowridge.
I want every child in east Fort Bend County to dream big and reach for the stars. I also want them to know how to get there, and that means understanding the value of hard work and personal responsibility!
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FBISD Bond Elections and Quality of Education

By FBCStaff-FBISD has scheduled a bond issue of approximately $484 million. How does FBISD debt compare with other school districts the same size? FBISD currently has debt of $12,858/student as compared with Aldine ISD at $5916/student and North East ISD at a whopping $21338/student from the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office

That is a difference of $15422/student between the highest and lowest school districts comparable to FBISD.  FBISD at $12,858 ranks in the middle with more than double the lowest and $8480 lower than the highest.  This shows we don’t have the spending problems of some districts but there  are opportunities to address costs in some areas.

We have a bond election in November, and we have other pressing issues. The board will be tasked with the responsibility to put forth a balanced bond for the public to approve or reject.  The public/voters will be tasked with the responsibility of becoming informed and choosing to approve or reject the proposal.

Quality of education should  be the highest priority for the FBISD BOTs and the superintendent.  FBISD has an opportunity to make a huge impact on quality of education by implementing a strong and viable CTE program at FBISD.

Of course, there’s always Meatless Mondays

Quality of education has very little to do with bricks and mortar.  Get informed and vote, it’s your money.

Is The PIU in Travis County the New Lion’s Den

By FBCStaff-An irrefutable fact, the US was founded on Christian principles. But President Obama says this is no longer true:

“We are no longer a Christian nation, President Barak Obama.

watch video of President Obama

Our country is being transformed as President Obama promised.  Many of our allies are no longer our allies.  Our government now holds secret talks with our enemies.  Our enemies mock the president and the US.  Christians are being prosecuted, tortured and killed through out the world.  Closer to home in Texas we see a liberal DA,  indicting a member of the opposition party.

Wednesday, I attended a town hall meeting where Sen Ted Cruz painted a bleak picture of the times we live in.  But he left us with a simple message.  We are living in a similar time as the late 1970s when Jimmy Carter was president and everything looked bleak.  He left us with a simple message, have faith and remember the Reagan revolution.

This is nothing new, it just seems worse because the media makes it seem this way.  Let’s revisit the book of Daniel Chapter 6:

 [a]It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

So these administrators and satraps went as a group to the king and said: “May King Darius live forever! The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den. Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.” So King Darius put the decree in writing.

10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. 11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. 12 So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?”

The king answered, “The decree stands—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”

13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, Your Majesty, or to the decree you put in writing. He still prays three times a day.” 14 When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him.

15 Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.”

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.

24 At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

25 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth:

“May you prosper greatly!

26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.

“For he is the living God
    and he endures forever;
his kingdom will not be destroyed,
    his dominion will never end.
27 He rescues and he saves;
    he performs signs and wonders
    in the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel
    from the power of the lions.”

28 So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus[b] the Persian.

Daniel stayed true to his faith and he was protected.

Gov Perry is being tested in the liberal lion’s den in Travis County, just like Tom Delay.  Some stood with Tom and many didn’t,  Tom was exonerated.  Tom DeLay and Gov Perry did not bow down.  How strong is your faith?  Can you stand with Gov Perry?

 

ABC’s Channel 13 Hosts Community Forum in Missouri City

By FBCStaff-In an effort to connect with the local community, channel 13 hosted a forum for Missouri City residents. Channel 13’s Community Liaison Cynthia Cisneros led the lively conversation and many positive items were discussed. The community was well represented by community leaders, citizens, volunteers,  HOA Board members, and city employees.
Some of the items discussed was the new motorcycle division added to the MC Police Dept, and national night out. The Missouri City University led by Communication Director Stacey Walker. The MCU is a great learning experience and will help get citizens informed and give them a chance to interface with city staff and employees.
There were several discussions about volunteers and youth programs, the Mayor’s youth volunteer program, the e-waste recycling program, and other programs such as the youth baseball started by the police dept. under Chief Fitzgerald.
The edible trail was also mentioned as a noteworthy addition to the city.
Ms Cisneros introduced her fellow staff member from channel 13, led by their outstanding anchor Gina Gaston. It was a positive step by the city and channel 13 to open up a line of communications with the city and to help develop a relationship. I applaud channel 13 and Ms Ciscernos for their efforts to reazch out to our community.

 

**Unfortunately school crossing guard extraordinaire was not present to receive the volunteer of the year award so I accepted it for him.