A Conservative's Take on Richardson, Texas Politics & Other Local Tomfoolery
Instead of "Friend Suggestion" that came up on my facebook page as "Henchmen Suggestion."
Destiny - actually, instead of "friend", I think that the real word is "fiend". They just mispelled it by adding an "r". So, then, the questions is do you "add as fiend" Chuck Eisemann?
Don't do it! Do not do click that button! I know it is tempting to travel to the dark side of propoganda, blinded by all the bright lights and bid fake smiles. Oh and that useless chit-chat will really hypnotize you into submission. But, DON'T DO IT!!
Pfft... He won't let Destiny follow him on Twitter. If she clicked Add, what are the odds he'd approve her friend request.
so very true.
Destiny, DO IT! If for no other reason that to see what will happen. Eisemann => (_*_) (bending over and showing his back side)
Any of you folks hurling insults at Chuck Eisemann actually know him? Any of you folks contribute anything to Richardson other than hot air? Why begrudge Chuck his influence rather than cultivating your own? No need to answer (particularly dc-tm) because I know the answer.And because I know it will be thrown out here, I have absolutely no connection the the Richardson Coalition.
anonymous, leave me out of your accusations. All I did was state a known fact and infer a similar conclusion.
Anonymous @ 5:30 am, I agree. There is no need to answer. Chuck's actions speak loud and clear.
Anon,To answer your question, no, I've never even talked to him. Which is odd because for the most part I am pretty cordial to Gary, have made baked goods for Bill, and been relatively friendly with everyone else on the council, even though I give them a hard time on here. Chuck is the one person who avoids me like the plague. I don't blame him, I just find it odd that facebook would suggest him as my friend since we only have 8 other mutual acquaintances. (most of my fbook friend suggestions are for people who have 30 or 40 other friends in common with me, yet it keeps suggesting Chuck time and again) I just thought it was interesting enough to post about.And as far as doing stuff for the city aside from my daily hot air contribution, yes, I think I do. I have volunteered for city functions, am very active in many of the local political events, and make a conscious decision to eat, shop & contribute here as opposed to Plano or Allen all of the time. I love this city. And while I do see some blatantly corrupt things taking place, as does David, I think being involved (negatively or positively) still trumps ambivalence anyday.
@anonymous at 5:30 a.m. Actually, I do know Chuck Eisemann, and, personally, I find him egotistical, pompous, arrogant, snooty, and dishonest. The only influence Chuck has is with his money; that's it. People who associate with him do so because they know he might be able to make a big, fat contribution to their organization. It certainly isn't because of a "warm, friendly" personality. And, seriously, if he was a poor man, he'd be friendless.Chuck Eisemann is about as bad as it gets in Richardson. The deceit and lies put forth by Chuck and his Richardson Coalition just to put Slajo-jevich back in power and for HIM to remain in control further confirms his total dark side.Word has it that Chuck and Gary Slagel even put pressure on Belo/DMN to crack down on the Slagel/Eisemann-bashing out on the DMN Richardson blog. Given that these same types of comments are made elsewhere on DMN blogs, it is interesting how the DMN has chosen to enforce their "terms of service" on only one. Next thing you know, the DMN will be changing their name to Pravda.
I know Chuck Eisemann as well, and was involved in the Richardson Coalition when it first began - but no more. Truly, it is all about Chuck wanting to control the city - why do you think that he personally put $20,000 of his own money towards getting ethics-challenged Gary Slagel back on the council and mayor? Plus, I have personally heard Chuck say that, because he "gives" more to the city, he (Chuck) should have more of a say on the way that the city runs/who is elected that the average voter. What? That's like Leona Helmsley saying "only the little people pay taxes". What ever happened to one man, one vote?I really feel sorry for this elderly man. Chuck really hasn't been the same since he had a total (and bad) face-lift several years ago. Maybe, the anesthesia did something to his head - who knows? Chuck had such great opportunities to be Richardson's "great philanthropist", but he has now stopped to "hack politics". This is why most places - regardless of the dollar offer - won't name buildings after anyone until they have been deceased for atleast 5 years. Richardson should follow this policy.I've heard it said that time isn't on the Richardson Coalition's side - and it isn't. It is a group of about 12 people, all over the age of 70 - their efforts to "woo" in younger folks have failed miserably. With "Gary Slagel" as their poster child, this isn't surprising. Chuck Eisemann and the Richardson Coalition - or whatever is left of it - may have time for another fight, but that's about it.
First of all, identify yourselves, or don't expect your comments to have much credence. To you, whom I will call "anon 1", who asks if any of Chuck's critics have really gotten to know him: Chuck was nice enough to meet me for coffee a year ago, when I was deciding to run for City Council in Richardson. It was very nice, as was he. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. At the close of our time together, he asked me for my CV (that's "resume" to you, "anon 1"). He then proceeded, on the eve of the election, to assail my character in his very influential hatchet piece / voting guide, with a dismissive, condescending, WAY out-of-context comment about how many jobs I've held. That's the old "gain-their-trust-enough-to-get-their- defenses-down-so-you-can-pounce" ploy. I fell for it. Chuck didn't bother to point out that all those positions I've held are within the same industry. Nor did he add that in my line of work, that's how one succeeds. The tenor of the comment about me in The Richardson Coalition Voter's Guide was a very condescending and dismissive, "Yeah, this deadbeat is a nice enough guy, but he can't hang on to a job, so why would you vote for him?" Yes, I got to know him well enough trust him, and to then pay the fool's price. BTW, "influence" is obtained in one of two ways: earned or paid for. Sounds like you, anon 1, have no clue as to the difference. Yes, I tried to get to know him, all while I was spending thousands of my own dollars attempting to contribute to the community by winning a $50 a week City Council seat. What have YOU contributed...other than to the Coalition? Identify yourself, and we'll check your name against the names on record of Coalition members. ...or take your own advice, and just stop blowing "hot air."
"What have YOU contributed...other than to the Coalition? Identify yourself, and we'll check your name against the names on record of Coalition members. ...or take your own advice, and just stop blowing "hot air."I choose not to identify myself because of the culture of personal destruction that exists here. I've contributed nothing to the Richardson Coalition. Gad, some of you need to get over that boogyman. All it is is another advocacy group - however, one that has been more effective than you all. I am aquainted with Chuck but don't share your opinion of him. I believe I have contributed some to the community. I contribute monetarily, by volunteer efforts with a number of community groups and by service on some the community Boards. I stay out of politics because I don't have the requisite thick skin that you also seem to lack Tom. Chuck didn't cause you to lose an election. Your lack of a shared vision that would stand out from other candidates lost you the election. You all trash the older folks that hold office or hold sway in this community. Have you looked around to see what the demographics of this town are? You talk about the need to get rid of the "octogenarians" and all the seniors in town think, "I don't want these new folks running things because they have no sensitivity to my interests."HW
Destiny, in particular, I wasn't calling you out because I can see that you are involved in the community and I can see where you are willing to change (or not) your thinking and comments towards a former target once you get to know them.HW
@Tom - since I am a charter member of the Richardson Coalition, I think that you and your buddies just need to stop questioning City Hall. Who do you think you are to question Gary Slagel? After all, Chuck Eisemann and Gary Slagel bought and paid for this past municipal election fair and square. Honestly, it is amazing how far Chuck's $20,000 contribution to his own organization, the Ricardson Coalition, helped us with our website and voter's guide. We needed a lot of help since most of us barely know how to turn a computer on. And, let me tell you, it took us a lot of time to make up all of those lies in the that voter's guide - and the fact that some folks believe it truly shocked us.We at the Richardson Coalition are glad that we now have councilMEN that reflect our demographics, values, and views - over 70 years of age, "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours", and economic development ideas dating back to the FDR administration. And, as far as putting any women on the city council - forget it - isn't the woman's place in the home?All we need now more nursing homes, convelescent centers, and transition housing in Richardson; that should surely run the rest of the young folks out of this community. Oh, a that senior tax freeze - that will be magnet for the over-65 crowed; we'll become the senior "destination hotspot". Who needs young, urban professionals and familiies? We at the Richardson Coalition want an elderly city, and we think that if we continue down this same path, we may just accomplish that goal. Already, companies are leaving Richardson in droves.I know that Chuck Eisemann and Gary Slagel are very proud of their progress, as are the remaining 10 members of our elderly group. Sure, some of the us have passed on and few have moved on to the "home", but we are good for at least one more fight!-RC charter member
Tom, if you run again, will support you. Good head on your shoulders. Just don't run against Jimmy, like him too. Between the two of you, you would certainly be the start to a better council than we have. Both of you would be good for us.