Friday, October 30, 2009

The Wade Emmert Fundraiser

Sorry it's taken me so long to post about this, turns out I have kids who actually prefer me to Spongebob, go figure...
Well I have to say, right off the bat the one thing I noticed about Wade is he's a lot smaller in real life, much, much leaner than his Fbook leads you to believe.

So now you're asking, is this really relevant Destiny? To which I would reply, no, absolutely not, just interesting. He also has a great smile and was a really neat, normal guy, even kind of funny. I like him, yes I do.
Anyway, moving along, the event was held at my mayors house and there were many familiar faces....
Chris and Jenny Davis, Jim Shepherd, The Murph, Chuck E., Linda Sue, Angie Chen Button, Amir, and even Thomas Volmer (remember him) and lil Volmer made it out...There was also a noticeable amount of super hero hair present as well. Like the honorable Greg, for instance...I told him that he's officially bumped The Mitch out of the number one ranking spot for Mr.Incredible impersonators in Texas. Sorry Steve, just being honest.

Overall, great event, good company, and hopefully Wade Emmert met some cool new people and some cool dead presidents as well.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Other Highlights of the Evening....

And YES, I talked to her - Totally able to understand every word. When she was doing her introductiony-type stuff it was a bit chopping, but once she was off script I had no trouble understanding her at all.

Caption: You want my what?!?!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Wednesday Night Trifecta

Obamanomics, Chris Davis & Wine.
First of all, any meeting where wine is served = good { + better than Richardson City Council. }

A flask won't fit in my nice pants, which is why I'm always FORCED to wear sweat pants on Monday nights. Lesson here: You want fancy Destiny, you throw a shindig like the Dallas County Repub's do.Secondary lesson, don't be a social networking A-hole, because as a Christian, God will make sure you are properly busted and held accountable.

#darntwitter

Ok, so basically, Obamanomics was very interesting don't get me wrong, but as part of the "new generation" I started twittering during the meeting, and at one point Tom Paulken made this very profound statement....to which I tweeted:

"Quote of the night "where are the people of character?" ...as @ceisemann sits behind me."

What can I say? I am that internet bully 48 Hours warned you about.

But whatever, C. Eisemann has tweeted like 3 times ever (*I actually just tried to fact checked that, and turns out he's blocked me....what a catty bitch) anyway I never thought he'd actually see my on-line bravado, but then I got called out by the Dallas Repub prez who started talking about their Fbook and website (which PS-Guiliani, seriously? Huge Pro-abort, but whatev, so is Kay Bay, I guess), and then he asked me if they're on Twitter yet by saying 'Hey Destiny-are we? Are you tweeting this?'

So yeah. Karma. Thanks.

Oh, but the night did have a silver lining, I got a picture with my {favorite} mayor:
Who's having a thing tomorrow night for a fellow badass who you should all give money to.

I feel a throwback youtube dedication coming on.

To Destiny's Mayor...

No, I'm not dead.

so sorry to disappoint.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

For the Arguing Anonymy....

who have been commenting on "It's Official..."

I can understand her. Am I a bit distracted by the accent, though? Yeah.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My First Trip To The Eisey....

I know it's irrational, but I have this fear that when I get up to the boy who takes the tickets, in a panic he'll gasp, look down at his podium where there'll be a prominently placed list of "People Who Are Not Allowed Entry Under Any Circumstances" and Abrahm and I will be escorted out. (by force, obviously)

*silly*

Sure, I know that won't happen. Right? I mean, no, I know it won't....maybe I should call ahead though just in case...No, no, i'm just over thinking it. But if it does happens, remember, I told you all so.

Represent

I've never been prouder to be a Texan...Andrew @ The Richardson Echo and the Dallas Morning News have the story.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's Official....

I'm being the Chen Button for Halloween. Racist or not, I've already bought half the costume. Abrahm will be Randy Dunning.

Monday, October 19, 2009

John Murphy is My Hero...

He makes a cameo @ min 3:00...
click here to watch it on Youtube.


{EDIT} NEW DEVELOPMENT...According to this picture, Bobby T. might actually be my hero:

Amir and I are in a fight....

(and it might very well be because I'm stupid)

He said that Michelle Thames said you could watch the work session live tonight by clicking on some 'live' button that my Mac has chosen to filter out, where as I'm saying COR.net is telling me "due to encoding time needed of the live Monday night council meeting, the Video On Demand feature will be available 24 hours after the meeting."

Who's right?

Was anybody able to watch the work session tonight? Or better yet, did anybody else get a totally new pair of sweet looking glasses you were so looking forward to debuting in public and you even flat ironed out the horrible mistake of a 'dear lord what were you thinking' perm, but then your husband got stuck in traffic and so you totally missed the meeting tonight?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Totally Unpolitical....

So I think this year I wanna dress up for Halloween.

Growing up, my parents never let us celebrate satan's Holiday, aside from handing out tracks to pissed off candy seekers, about hell. But rather than keeping my kids in, and explaining to them all of the intricacies of the occult, I let them trick or treat, and just tell them Halloween is all about candy! In your face satan.

This year E's gonna be Michael, the Archangel:
(just about the only thing that coulda made this picture more 'Christian Right'-ish would've been a billowing American flag behind the cross)

And, no, we didn't tell him he had to be a Bible character. I actually wanted him to be 'Max' from 'Where the Wild Things Are' so that I could tease out Eiffel and Eddie's hair and make them monsters. He passed. He said Eiffel was already monster enough.

So, Eif will end up being a princess (might try to talk her into be a dead princess AT LEAST, just so I can break out the spirit gum) And Ed will be a Walmart baby, if the weather allows - This costume involves a diaper, some dirty feet and a bottle full of Mountain Dew...but that still doesn't leave any obvious pair ups for Abe and I.

What do you all think we should be?

Ok, so I took David's little quiz...


And this was the only question that threw me for a loop - "There should be no laws regarding sex for consenting adults." ....(even though I'm pretty sure they were talking about sodomy and stuff) Since this was the closest one I could equate to expressing my sanctity of life beliefs I picked 'M' ...I also picked that just in case they meant that there should be, like, NO LAWS against people 'doing it.' Like they should be allowed to in the McD's playground for instance. Definitely 'D.' Strongly 'D.'

Take it for yourself, and share the results. Click Here For The Quiz.

{Proof for David that I'm a totally B.A. Super Conservative - See if you can spot me, I kinda blend in...

Golden Corridor Republican Women's Club Board Photo}

Texas Constitutional Amendment Ballot - November 3, 2009

The following links contain information about the upcoming Constitutional Amendments on the ballot. The information includes wording of ballot propositions, analysis of proposed amendments, background about this issues, summary of comments pro and con, text of the bills and who authored the bills.

Color Coded Ratings - Good - BAD


Constitutional Amendment No 1 - ... municipality or county to issue bonds or notes to finance the acquisition of buffer areas or open spaces adjacent to a military installation ...


Constitutional Amendment No 2 - ... taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of its value as a residence homestead, regardless of whether residential use by the owner is considered to be the highest and best use of the property.


Constitutional Amendment No 3 - ... uniform standards and procedures for
the appraisal of property
for property tax purposes ...


Constitutional Amendment No 4 - ... create the national research university fund ...


Constitutional Amendment No 5 - ... allow the legislature by general law to authorize a single board of equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities ...


Constitutional Amendment No 6 - ... authorizes the Veterans’ Land Board (VLB) to provide for, issue, and sell general obligation bonds of the state to provide home mortgage loans to Texas
veterans ...


Constitutional Amendment No 7 - ... exempt officers and enlisted members of the Texas State Guard and any other active militia or military force organized under Texas law from the prohibition against holding or exercising more than one civil office of emolument at the same time ....


Constitutional Amendment No 8 - The proposed amendment would add Section 73, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, to authorize the state to contribute money, property, and other resources to establish, maintain, and operate veterans hospitals.


Constitutional Amendment No 9 - ... to establish that the public has an unrestricted right to access and use a public beach ... in favor of the public and would authorize the legislature to enact laws to protect that right and to protect the public beach easement from interference and encroachments ...


Constitutional Amendment No 10 - Section 30, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, limits the term of office for all state offices to two years unless otherwise specifically indicated by the constitution ...governing board of an emergency services district may serve terms not to exceed four years.


Constitutional Amendment No 11 - ... restrict the taking, damaging, or destroying of a person’s property for public use to circumstances in which the taking, damage, or destruction is necessary for the ownership, use, and enjoyment of the property by the State of Texas, a political subdivision of the state, the public at large ... “public use” does not include the taking of property for transfer to a private entity for the primary purpose of economic development or enhancement of tax revenues ..

Source: http://files.corgist.com/analyses09.pdf


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Neighborhood Night Out....

was kind of a drag because of the rain. Not many of our neighbors came out and it wound down about an hour early, but there was one highlight!

My neighbor Becky (you'll remember her as the dancer from the 'All the Single Ladies @ Wildflower' video & also the corn dog eater seen here) dropped her cell phone down the rain gutter, and Eddie her husband, went into retrieve it.

Don't worry, I got pics. I'm kind of like one of those National Geographic photographers...I don't help, I just take pictures as the poor antelope gets torn limb by limb, or in this case, covered in icky sewer germs from limb to limb:

"Eddie not wanting to go down into the gutter"

"The Gutter"
"The Retrieval"

"The Becky should Not Be Laughing"
It was not all fun and Ninja Turtle games though, my Eddie (little Eddie) was so sad when the party was over and we had to go home:

Somebody give that baby an Oscar!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yo, Bethany Anderson: You really wanna bust Corndog's Balls?

Take Friday off and come on down...

Senator Cornyn speaks on Judicial Accountability and Judicial Activism in Today's Political Climate.

Baker Botts Room
Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

Friday, October 16 at Noon.

Free to attend. Lunch available via buffet for approximately $13.00. Underground parking available for $3.00.

Why should we let the Taliban have all the training camp fun?

Plus, I do not think you will have to participate in any monkey bar races here...

K-

Just in case you think I totally ignored you, I did not. I have started watching 'The Power of Nightmares' at least three times now but my bloom'n kids have evidently made a pact or something that none of them will ever allow me more than 20 uninterrupted minutes of solace until they all graduate from high school. But I promise I will watch it (all) before I go grey.

Whatever you do, leave your hunting rifle at home...NOT in your car.

Dear Friends,

I would love for each of you to attend my Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the City of Richardson Civic Center. For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact my office at 512-463-0486 or 972-234-8980. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,

Angie Chen Button

Something To Distract Yourselves With...

Click Here -->From a commenter of Trey Garrison's blog.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Time Again For 'Find The Loophole Friday!'

Rules are merely helpful suggestions here in Richardson, we all know that. So test your brainpower below and see if you can spot the loophole in this e-mail:


Winners will receive their choice of:

A month's worth of laundering done by none other than Fred Hill himself, A Nobel Peace Prize or A (now) Limited Edition Subscription to Ed Cognoski

How to Win the Nobel Peace Prize In 12 Days

{This is hilarious. And by hilarious I mean scary}

Let’s take a look at the president’s first 12 days in the White House according to his public schedule to see what he did to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.


Editor's Note: Although President Obama had only been in office for 12 days before the nominations for this year's Nobel Peace prize closed the entire process actually takes a full year. According to the official Nobel Prize Web site invitation letters are sent out in September. Every year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee sends out thousands of letters inviting a qualified and select number of people to submit their nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The deadline to submit nominations is February 1. -- Two hundred five names were submitted for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, 33 of which are organizations. A short list of nominees is prepared in February and March. The short list is subject to adviser review from March until August. At the beginning of October, the Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced."

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize this morning. Over the last decade, evidently the only requirement to win the prize was that the nominee had to be critical of George W. Bush (see Al Gore, Mohamed El Baradei and Jimmy Carter).

President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20.

Let’s take a look at the president’s first 12 days in the White House according to his public schedule to see what he did to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize:

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23
: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner's swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.

So there you have it. The short path to the Nobel Peace Prize: Party, go to meetings, skip church, release federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries, party some more.

Good grief.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Twisted Root on D Mag.com

click here to check out the (too kind, in my opinion) review.
Can't shake the image of a live ostrich being slowly fed into a wood chipper back behind the restaurant...and the term "ground in-house" is to thank for that.

Attention Trouble Makers...

The Wiki page for the Eisemann Center could use your help in expanding it. Just sayin'.

According to them it's a little 'stubby.'

Yes, David and I are having an affair...

How else could I get such nice stuff like this written about me?

The same goes for me and Jeff Weiss as well.....what can I say, a few glasses of 'LaPlaya' and you know how it goes....

By the way Abrahm's totally fine with it, so don't worry. He's the best husband a blogger could have!

The Infamous Bottle of Malt Liqour-Wine

...that I was tweeting about the other night before the meeting, well I accidentally wrote that part of it's 3 point ghetto charm (one being the twist off cap, and two being the fact that it's called 'La Playa') was that it was also from a Realtor.

Well as it turns out I was wrong. It's actually from an insurance agent, and as some one who never passes up an opportunity to poke fun at insurance salesmen...Marky Mark, I really think Arthur Blake is onto something here....no need to score a council seat or goof up your truck to help business, no, I think getting people lit is your best bet for winning 'em over.

Chris Davis is Ashamed Of Me

It's no big secret that I can't take criticism, and that I only pretend to handle constructive criticism at that. But this morning I awoke to an anonymous comment on my personal blog that really got under my skin.

I had recently written a post for 'Alexandria' regarding equality and right to life issues and I will admit it was sprinkled with some crass humor and language. Being the hyper-prude I am, I was was not entirely comfortable with what I wrote myself and actually waited about a week before I even posted in on Pour Me Another Suburban.

So you can imagine my dismay when 24 hours later the anonymous one word back lash kicks in. I'm almost positive it was someone from here, who made the unfortunate mistake of following my other blog, hoping that it had some level of decorum which is so often lacking on C&P. *tsk, tsk* Anonymous you should have known better.

All this to say, whenever I get a negative comments on anything I write -from Anonymous, my first thought is always "Chris Davis is ashamed of me!" My mother and grandparents are usually next on my mental list of culprits, but for some reason Chris is always first. I guess that is a good sign, one that shows how much I respect her opinion of me, but still....if you're going to call my work names please at least give me yours so that Chris/My Mother/Grandparents don't always have to take the wrap for your condescension.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Clarification

Steve Mitchell is NOT opposed to citizens and business owners in Richardson having guns as this e-mail somewhat suggests. He was simply inquiring about a bill that would effect gun laws.

As for Sproul though, I don't know what his opinion on this matter is....just that he sure does have a big pile of money to protect so he probably should own a gun.

Turns out...

the two most hurtful and offensive things ever written about Amir Omar (that he knows of - in my defense) were both by me and on this blog.

Wow. Some friend I am.

So yeah, looks like the joke's on you 'Anonymous'....good PR, my ......


i am a douchebag. my apologies.

PS-I'm going to delete all the snide little comments posted under this, so don't even bother writing 'em.

Look Here, You Stupid-Car-Window-Bashers!

If you're going to go through all of the trouble of bashing out someone back window, at least have the common decency to steal something while you're at it, you morons!

Ok, so I have a theory....I don't know if any of you knew this but Bache-Wiig's wife's car got vandelize a few months back out in their driveway, but nothing was taken, and then last night my grandparents over in Canyon Creek had the exact same thing happen to them. Nothing was taken, just a random act of vandalism. And what do these two seemingly unrelated events have in common you ask (aside from the vandalism, of course)?!?!?!

Well, I will tell you...

Both of them had THIS monstrosity in their front yard at one point in time:
dun, DUN, DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!

Evidently the Silly Campaign Slogan Police are on the loose and they're retaliating, so all of you who 'dug' Bache-Wiig, start parking in the garage or you could be next!

I'm certainly not insinuating that MARK SOLOMON EATS FETUSES FOR BREAKFAST or anything....

but this Pro-Life fellow pictured below is not him.....
It is, however, his identical twin who was out at the Life Chain on Sunday.

For All You Collin County Richardsonites...

From the Noble desk....

It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to an exciting announcement by my friend, Judge Greg Willis. I hope you’ll join me as well as numerous elected officials from across Collin County.

Judge Willis will be delighted and encouraged to see you, to meet you if he hasn’t already, and to visit with you if you know him already. Many of you have kids who are not in school that day – what a fun (and relatively short) event to bring them to!

If you could let me know if you’ll be coming I would be so appreciative. We would love to have a big, enthusiastic crowd.

Who: Judge Greg Willis

What: Resigning judgeship; announcement of future plans

When: Monday, October 12th, at noon

Where: Main Collin County Courthouse (on the front steps), 2100 Bloomdale Road, McKinney, TX 75071

Why: Because it’s fun!

Contact:
Candy Noble
Noble.house@verizon.net
972-867-1060

{Fun factoid about Greg Willis: He's married to the most awesome woman on the face of the earth, which is a sign of good judgment in itself.}

Monday, October 5, 2009

Schnurr, you just WISH you were a big #2 like Mark Solomon!

So you could rock sweet plates like this...
Update: Schnurr's rebuttal: I'll just have to get this plate:Dear God, why did Richardson not vote for him?!?!?! Funny, AND smart...

You know that girl with the green dreadlocks...

(I'm assuming she dyes them that color) that comes to your door with all of her other dirty hippie friends and asks you to write your local reps regarding environmental stuff, throwing computers into landfills, etc.?

Well, looking kinda dirty hippy-ish myself I always end up feeling kindred with them and doing it, even through I'm about as green as Bob Macy. And I guess do to my persistence (2nd letter in 2 years) ole' BO now considers me a friend rather than a militant fundamentalist. How does the saying go? Keep your friends close but your enemies generic copy letter closer?

The crazy thing is, while I did send him the enviro copy that the hippies gave me I also added a line that went something like "...and while your at it, please stop funding the slaughter of millions of innocent human beings each year as well," hmmmmm, I guess they just skimmed my letter.

(click to enlarge....BO tells me I need to walk and bike more)

Fred Hill is a DeceptiCon

also known as a RINO.
In an e-mail to E.A. Hoppe on April 19, 2009, our city commissioned lobbyist, Mr. Fred Hill, wrote the following:

"I am responding to Steve's and Bill Sproul's concerns re employees having guns in their cars. They are concerned the image will have on economic development with out of state and country companies considering locating in Texas."

Sorry Hans, but if you're looking for a state where only the bad guys have guns, keep on movin'.

"Due to encoding time needed of the live Monday night council meeting, the Video On Demand feature will be available 24 hours after the meeting."

What's that suppose to mean?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Even though my heart was in Austin this weekend...

my cold, muddy, drizzled on body was still right here in Richardson.

Cottonwood Arts Festival has really been down on it's luck these last two go rounds with unseasonably rainy weather, but that didn't stop residents from coming out in force this weekend.

I was actually shocked to see so many people walking down Beltline this afternoon as I was out running errands, and while I had all but given up on the idea of going, they inspired me.

So one trek down the street and a lovely stroll through some hay covered mud later I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a booth:By FAR my favorite vendor and new to the festival this year, John Hung Ha brings some really creative style to CW. I'm happy to say he was one of the few not selling cheesy obama-shrine pop art.And only because I do have a birthday coming up in 2010, I'll post this...
Another one of my favorite booths was one stocked full of suburbia:I didn't get the artists name, but his work gave me a real chuckle.And then, what are the odds...I ran into Richardson's very own Place 7 council member, Amir Omar, giving local children shoulder rides around the park.
Actually the odds were pretty good, especially since I told him to call me once he got up there so I'd have a 'richardson politic-y' reason to blog about Cottonwood. See, not quite the same as stocking.

Other highlights? According to my neighbors - the food. Although there were no fried twinkies this year to my dismay...And another highlight was that not all of the artwork was limited to the festival grounds. We actually found this beaut on our way back to the car. (VERY ANATOMICALLY CORRECT RENDERING - respectfully blurred for those us of over the age of 13)
Keff, you may want to send someone over to patch this "self expression" up. (alley off Dumont, facing the park) It's a good 3 1/2 feet long and right at the base of some poor schlup's driveway.

So all in all, even though the CAF was no ACL, it was still pretty alright.

Did any other brave souls make it out there this weekend?

Friday, October 2, 2009

From Marky-Mark's FBook....

Photo taken by Bobby T. mid-stroke: