Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hand Over The Crown, Mace....

And the award for Most Outstanding Awkward Moment of the Night last night goes to *drum roll, please* none other than yours truly!

So Bill McCalpin comes up to me last night and after we exchange pleasantries we start talking about all of the bad things that happen to 'Anti-RC-ers.' He makes a joke about my wheel falling off and I replied back that from here on out anything bad that happens to me I will blame on Chuck Eismann. That's when this gem comes falling out of my mouth, "What? A Yeast Infection? Darn you Chuck Eismannnnnnnnnn!"

Bill pretended like he didn't hear me. Classy move my friend. It didn't go unnoticed and I thank you.

That being said, the next person who's able to fit the words 'yeast infection' into a conversation with Bill McCalpin will get the honor of being the one to wash my mouth out with soap.


  1. You are priceless, young lady.

  2. Just a thought. Can Bill McCalpin pick up a yeast infection from all of brown-nosing that he does to John Murphy, Chuck Eisemann, and the Richardson Coalition?

  3. Honey, it's been so long since I've had one of those, I can't help you out here. I'll leave that question to the younger gals. Is Bill McCalpin the gentleman who talks all of the time at the council meetings and has that cornews website or is he the one that works so closely with the Richardson Coalition?

  4. Anonymous 9:58, I just threw up a little bit in my mouth, thanks.

    And Barb, no, Nathan Morgan is the one who talks a lot(he he), Billy Mac has a beard and sits up front over on Murph's side. His wife usually knits through the council meetings which I LOVE!

  5. Oh, his wife is darling - a real peach. However, from what I have observed, the heavy-set gentleman who sits next to her doesn't seem so friendly and is always talking to John Murphy and those with the Richardson Coalition.

    At first, I was thinking that Bill McCalpin might be that young man with glasses, scraggly beard, and greasy, long hair that always is talking to Gary Slagel. Doesn't he run some website?

  6. William J. 'Bill' McCalpinSeptember 2, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Barb, next time you are in the workshop or council meeting, please come over and introduce yourself; we'd be delighted to meet you! You might find that I am rather different from the reputation certain anonymous people would like you to believe ;-) (you're right about my wife, however, she IS a real peach ;-) ).

    The young man you referred to at the end is Andrew Laska, who you will also find to be a gentleman (with clean, but quite fine hair). As the editor of the Richardson Echo, you'll find that he actually talks to everyone, not just the Mayor.

    See you at the next meeting!


  7. Bill, I've read a lot about you on the internet. Is it true that you are a part of the Richardson Coalition? This group appears to be very dangerous, given some of the destructive things they have done. Many of older folks at the Senior Citizens Center are very worried about the direction this group and their new council members are going to take this city. Some were fooled by the coalition's endorsements, but won't be next time. I personally know Bob Macy - what were they thinking? And, don't get me going on that carpetbagger, Amir Omar. How could you support this group?

    Also, my daughter tells me that you betrayed and severed your friendships with a number of your old friends like Pris Hayes, the former mayor, and others in your quest to get in good with the Richardson Coaltion and John Murphy. If you did this, that's terrible.

    I've been around a long time, but this past election tops them all - the lies and dececption that the Richardson Coalition practiced was shameful.

  8. William J. 'Bill' McCalpinSeptember 2, 2009 at 10:28 PM

    "A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends." (Proverbs 16:28)

    Barb, we are given the gift of free will by God Almighty and the right of free speech by our Bill of Rights. But, sadly, as the Third Epistle of John, Chapter 1, points out, there are those, like Diotrephes, who abuse this gift and right to pursue their own ends, not the ends of the community.

    In the recent election, I worked vigorously for John Murphy and only John Murphy. I deliberately stayed out of the other campaigns in order to avoid any confusion, and all of my Internet postings were to defend John from the false statements that were being made about him.

    I am not a member of the Coalition, although, of course, I know many members of the Coalition. How could I not? My family moved here in 1965, long before even many members of the Coalition lived here, much less its opponents. But to say that "I am a member of the Coalition" is a lie spread by bitter, jealous people who are angry that we succeeded in re-electing John Murphy.

    As I noted in posts during the campaign, we in the Murphy campaign had no idea what the Coalition was going to publish, not even the Councilman. And while the Coalition - because of free speech - had the right to publish what they wanted, I will say again what I said that the time, that it wasn't what we would have published.

    As for your daughter, she herself has been betrayed. If you would have driven by our house during the campaign, you would have see a Pris Hayes campaign sign squarely planted out in the front yard. Whoever told your daughter that I betrayed Pris Hayes simply lied to her, as any of my neighbors could testify. Sadly, a certain person who maintains his own website of "news" about Richardson almost immediately began spreading lies about this when he emailed Pris some bald-faced lies about a conversation my wife was part of, hoping to drive a wedge between Pris and a number of her supporters.

    The truth is much simpler than the rumors and gossip that are racing around - I and my wife offer our hands to you publicly and in friendship, while at the same time certain people make false accusations under the cover of anonymous postings. Your choice is simple - meet us openly and in friendship, or listen to the anonymous gossips who cower in fear and terror that their lies will be discovered.

    Please come and see us at the next workshop or Council meeting.


  9. So I finally figured out what gets me about the 'mean anonymous postings.'

    Sure, I say mean things about Bill Keffler and Gary, but then on Monday nights I see them at the meetings and I have to participate in the awkward wave or say hello. There's some accountability, and I know the price I'm going to paying when I say ugly things.

    Anonymous posters don't have that. Heck, maybe I'm just jealous, who knows.

  10. Destiny, maybe if you were 'anonymous', then the RC might not have messed with Abrahm's tire, right? :-P

  11. William J. 'Bill' McCalpinSeptember 3, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    Destiny, anonymity on the Internet is becoming a serious issue. Note what the Bill of Rights in the Texas Constitution (Article 1, Section 8) says:
    "Freedom of Speech and Press; Libel. Every person shall be at liberty to speak, write or publish his opinions on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that privilege; and no law shall ever be passed curtailing the liberty of speech or of the press."

    Everyone reads "I can say whatever I want!", and they skip over the phrase "being responsible for the abuse of that privilege".

    When people post anonymously, they are attempting to avoid "being responsible". In fact, one way to read the wording is to assert that there is no free speech guaranteed by the Constitution unless the person speaking can be held responsible (i.e., is not anonymous). That would be an interesting thing to litigate ;-)

    In any case, it is clearly the intent of the Texas Constitution that people (1) be allowed to speak their piece (i.e., no prior restraint), and (2) that people who libel others should be held to account. The spirit of the Constitution was not to support anonymous slander.


  12. Please-- LET ME KNOW---Is it true that Bill McCalpin is going to be the new Communications/Marketing Director Bill Keffler says we need here in our fair City? (But I thought the Chamber handled marketing for us before--but maybe the $700,000 or so the City gives them has been already been paid out for salaries--but I digress)

    I can think of no one else who is better skilled in spreading the "good word" about our city's elected leaders (well, maybe just Murph)their actions, (inactions?--but of course, there are NEVER any of those) as well as our "always in control" (until he starts twisting his ring -- How can anyone kiss it if he keeps doing that?--uber authority management person.