Where is the outrage, Democrats

The last time I checked with Andy Kahan’s site prior to the election, there were 172 people murdered in Harris County by felons released on bail by Democrat judges

A few months before the midterms, I blogged on the 172 Harris County victims of felons released on bail by Democrat judges.

Unsurprisingly, a number of others (including people who formed Political Action Committees (PACs)) and even a few main stream media sources (who published back-page, bottom-of-the-fold articles) came to notice.

The Houston Comical Chronicle even noticed the bullseye painted on the backs of Democrat catch-and-release judges

The Houston Comical Chronicle even pulled their heads out of their liberal holes to observe how victim families (including a number of historially-faithful Democrats) had banded together to stand against the catch-and-release Democrat judges.

Family members of slain residents gathered with three Republican Harris County constables outside of Commissioners Court Tuesday to drum up support for conservative judicial candidates and blast Democratic judges who they said are “soft on crime.” 

The speakers, affiliated with the Stop Houston Murders PAC, blamed Democratic judges for rising homicide rates in Harris County at the beginning of the pandemic — a trend which played out similarly across the country. Homicide rates have fallen by 13 percent this year compared to the same point in 2021, according to data from the Harris County Office of County Administration.

“Last year, my brother was killed by criminals who were released from the revolving courthouse doors that Harris County Democratic judges have created,” said Aimee Castillo, speaking about her brother, Joshua Sandoval, who was killed during an attempted robbery in 2021, allegedly by a man released after posting a $5,000 bond on an evading arrest charge.

“Yesterday, the polls opened for early voting. The current soft-on-crime judges do not see a problem with the current catch-and-release system. Do not let your vote go to waste,” Castillo said. 

State District Judge Jason Luong, who set Sandoval’s bail in the evading arrest case, lost his Democratic primary runoff in March. 

The Stop Houston Murders PAC has raised nearly $2 million to support Republican judicial candidates, including substantial contributions from Richard Weekley, a major donor to Alexandra del Moral Mealer’s campaign for county judge.

(Read more — including liberal excuses — at the Houston Comical Chronicle)

It was within the comments a Bunkerville where I got prompted to this post

Due to a comment by Peter3NJ at Bunkerville, the point of “Where is the outrage” came to center stage.

Hence, I started looking to the articles that had only occupied the periphery of my blogging mind.

Therefore, the next few articles came to mind regarding the death, resurrection, and murder of decency in Harris County’s courts.

Murder suspect becomes wanted fugitive after million-dollar bond is substantially lowered and he gets freed

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports on the murder suspect released after his bond got substantially reduced — only to become a fugitive from the law.

The District Attorney’s Office asked the court to deny Michael Richardson bond stating he’s a danger to the future safety of the community. 

Still Richardson got bond, but then failed to show back up to court.

Since 1999, Richardson has been in and out of county jails and prisons.

“He has at least seven felony convictions,” said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers. “He just finished serving a 2-year stint for felon in possession of a weapon in TDCJ.”

Richardson was out of jail on bond for a new charge of felon in possession of a weapon when police say he shot and killed 53-year-old Gregory Wiltz on January 26, 2021.

It happened on Delaware at Fidelity on the east end. Richardson allegedly shot Wiltz to death while he sat in his vehicle.

Wiltz was popular store owner.

“Who evidently everybody knew, he was called a beloved figure in the neighborhood,” Kahan said.

(Read more at KRIV)

The good news is that this felon subsequently got picked up by ICE

In an update of this same story, KRIV told us that Richardson got picked up and detained by ICE (even though he is not an illegal alien).

After our story aired, we discovered Michael Richardson is being held at an ICE facility in Conroe.
It’s not clear yet why federal authorities are detaining him.

Odd how doing what turns out to be right is done by hook-or-crook during the Biden regime.

Speaking of odd things: why release the suspected murderer of a rap artist when so much points away from it?

Since Democrats seem so intent on worshipping celebrity, why do we find Democrat judges considering the release of felons (even those accused of murder)?

Why? Because Democrats have not suffered enough to stop their idiocy and start voting other-than-Democrat.

Bond set at $2 million for man suspected of killing rap artist “Takeoff”

Aptly-named Democrat site Revolt opens up on the bond set for the man caught on camera holding a rifle in one hand and a wine bottle in another while shooting unarmed rapper “Takeoff.”

The man suspected of killing Takeoff last month in Houston made his first appearance in court on Friday (Dec. 2).

Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested by Houston police Thursday (Dec. 1) evening and has since been charged with murder. His arrest marks the second authorities have made in the case. Cameron Joshua, 22, was previously arrested on two counts of felony possession of a firearm. Joshua was supposedly at the gathering but is believed to have no connection to the actual shooting of Takeoff.

According to KTRK-TV, who obtained court documents, the evidence that led to Clark’s arrest includes video footage, license plate information from the car in which he left the scene, and fingerprints collected from a wine bottle he was seen holding.

It was also noted that the suspected gunman’s bond was set at $2 million and that he may have planned to skip town. Additionally, documents showed he purchased two plane tickets to Mexico and applied for an expedited passport. During his arrest, he was in possession of the passport and a large amount of cash. “So, we believe that he had plans or has plans to flee the jurisdiction if released on bond,” the judge said. Clark is currently being held in the Harris County Jail and is expected to return to court on Monday (Dec. 5).

(Read more at Revolt)

Surprise, bond was reduced by half for this guy

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that bond was reduced by half for the suspected murder of “Takeoff.”

Bond has been lowered for Patrick Xavier Clark, the 33-year-old man charged in the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff, Judge Josh Hill ordered Wednesday.

Clark is accused in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of the Atlanta rapper, whose real name was Kirsnick Kari Ball, and was arrested a month later.

Clark’s initial bond was set at $2,000,000 but his legal team argued that amount was excessive. They filed a motion Tuesday asking for the bond to be reduced to $100,000. That request was declined; however, the new bond has been reduced to $1,000,000. One of the conditions of the order requires Clark to wear a GPS monitor that can be monitored in real time by the court and law enforcement.

The motion, which was filed by “attorneys on record” Letitia D. Quinones and Carl A. Moore, lays out a number of issues they would like to be taken into consideration.

Clark was identified by authorities as the triggerman who fired the fatal shots outside a downtown Houston bowling alley that claimed the life of Takeoff, who was an innocent bystander. The victim was part of the Grammy-winning group, which also includes family members Quavo and Offset. According to celebritynetworth.com, the megastar’s net worth was an estimated $26 million at the time of his death at the age of 28.

Money is one of the key issues noted in the reduction request.

According to the motion filed by Clark’s attorneys, Census data shows the accused killer’s family lives in a county where the median income is $65,000, therefore they can’t afford to pay bonding agencies the required $200,000 down payment.

The motion outlines, according to data, “it would take four years of income for the average person to raise the 10% cash deposit required to post bond as it is presently set.”

The motion states, due to this reason, the “applicant requests that bond be set at the reasonable amount of $100,000, which is comparable to other defendants similarly situated in Harris County.”

When Clark was taken into custody on Dec. 2, authorities found a passport, a Mexican itinerary and large amount of cash, which led them to believe he was possibly planning to flee the country. His attorneys said that was not the case.

(Read more at KPRC)

Maybe this will be the case that breaks a number of Democrat backs.

But then, maybe not.


Dishonest, ballot-harvesting birds flock together

Barely after emerging from what some maintain to be a crooked race and declaring herself victorious by 1% of the vote, Lina Hidalgo commits to attending Joe Biden’s state dinner

Houston’s CW affiliate KIAH reports that Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will be headed to Washington D.C. for Biden’s state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced that she will be heading to Washington D.C. for Thursday’s state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House.

Hidalgo will be representing Harris County and the Houston area at the dinner. This will be her second visit to the White House while as Harris County Judge, as she went in August to participate in a roundtable discussion with President Biden on abortion rights the day after Texas enacted its state law banning abortion.

“I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of President Biden’s first State Dinner. I am equally as proud to represent Harris County, one of the most dynamic and diverse regions in our nation, at the White House and to meet one of our closest allies,” Hidalgo said in a statement.

“Harris County is the future of our nation and I plan to discuss how we can work more closely with the Biden Administration to strengthen our local economy, protect women’s rights, expand childhood education, lead the energy transition, and protect democracy.”

Hidalgo has hosted both Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden when they visited Houston at different times in the past two months.

(Read more at KIAH)

Never mind the obvious things

Never mind that:

However, considering the things that we will likely learn of Joe and his clan over the next few years, that will probably put these two in just about the same flock.


Harris County Republicans find rampant cheating in the election, Part 2

BizPacReview follows up with a summation of the antics pulled off by Harris County Democrats during the 2022 midterm elections.

On Election Day in Harris County, Texas, 23 polling sites reportedly ran out of paper, and voters were turned away from what the Harris County GOP claims were Republican strongholds, potentially disenfranchising thousands of Texans.

What’s more, the local GOP says the mayhem may have been intentional.

“If you run the math, if there were 350 people turned away from the poll, not allowed to vote and you have 782 locations, it’s not a leap of logic to believe that we are going to be in the tens of thousands of people who were wrongfully turned away,” Harris County GOP attorney Andy Taylor said at a Thursday press conference to address the issue.

In a Thursday tweet, the Texas GOP stated, “We have verified many reports of voting issues in Harris County, including delayed openings, malfunctioning equipment, and 20+ polling locations that ran out of paper.”

The party said it had “assembled a legal team” with the Harris County GOP, the Republican National Committee, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton “to address this.”


(Read more at BizPacReview)

I first mentioned this in comments at Bunkerville. Then I posted on it as more details emerged.

I may have mentioned some of the problems in a comment at Bunkerville on the day after the eleciton. And I may have blogged in more details on the problems in a post following that. However, thankfully, there are mentions in this BPR article about legal responses to this seemingly illegal issue.

It is odd how Democrats went on for years insisting that requiring people to show drivers licenses to vote would disenfranchise them. However, these Democrats seem to think that having people wait hours in line and then turning them away does not disenfranchise them. These Democrats think that telling them to “just eat cake” and rearrange their day to go to another polling place does not disenfranchise them.

Additionally, these Democrats seem to think that having ballot counts where there are more ballots cast than voters does not point to Democrat tricks.


Harris County District Attorney Calls for Retraction of County Administrator’s ‘Erroneous’ Crime Report | The Texan

Harris County District Attorney calls for a retraction of the County Administrator’s “erroneous” crime report

TheTexan.news goes where Democrat journalists will not by reporting on an open letter that exposes the lies of Lina Hidalgo and her minions in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

In an open letter to the commissioners court on Tuesday, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (HCDAO) called for a public retraction of County Administrator David Berry’s claim that violent crime is down this year.

This letter, signed by First Assistant District Attorney and Chief of Courts David Mitcham, points out that Berry used statistics that were incorrectly skewed — in part to Harris County Sheriff’s Office failing to report any crime data for the month of September.

(Read more at TheTexan.news)

Now the question remains: will a Democrat who has been caught in a lie (and has fallen behind in the polls) admit to her lie

Can we expect honest of the the Judge who:


There really were two sides to the quorum battle

When it came to the quorum battle between the Republicans and Democrats on the commissioners’ court, the press headlined the Democrat words

As demonstrated on in my recent post covering the Houston Comical Chronicle, the Houston Comical Chronicle proved itself to be far from an unbiased press.

For the past six weeks, Republican Harris County commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey have been engaged in something of a high-stakes poker match with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in the pot.

They have, in effect, defunded not just police but flood control projects and public hospitals. Why would they go this far?

(Read this jab for yourself at the Houston Comical Chronicle)

Harris county tax receipts were up 7% last year

Houston’s former mayoral candidate Bill King elucidates on the things that the Democrat press and Lina Hidalgo would rather keep hidden as Lina schemes to raise county taxes.

The Harris County Auditor’s Office recently released its monthly report for February 2022, which is the County’s fiscal year end.  There is a lot to unpack in the report.  But the number that jumped out at me was the increase in property tax receipts. From FY2021 to FY2022 property tax receipts jumped to over 7%.  During that same time period, inflation for the Houston region was 1% and the County’s population was unchanged. Yet the County collected over $113 million more from its residents than the year before.

You may recall that in September 2019, County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis voted to raise property taxes by 8%. This is a link to the video of that meeting where the discussion and vote took place.   The discussion about raising property taxes begins at 26:19 of Item I, Part 1 of 2. The actual votes are taken beginning at 1:31:00 or you can see just the vote in this clip posted by my friend Charles Blain.

However, in a second required vote, Commissioners Radack and Cagle boycotted the meeting, blocking the increase.  In reaction, Judge Hidalgo said, “Unfortunately, today commissioners Cagle and Radack chose to hide rather than face the tough reality of the impact that extreme revenue caps will have on our county,” and called the failure to increase taxes by 8% “dangerous.”

Well, those “extreme revenue caps,” which were in effect last year, allowed the County to collect new revenue at seven times the rate of inflation at a time that the County’s population barely increased.  Had the tax increase proposed by Hidalgo, Ellis and Garcia passed, the County would have collected almost 20% or roughly $350 million more from Harris County taxpayers last year.  Even more significantly, it would have established a base from which the Court would have been able to continue to raise taxes even higher indefinitely into the future without getting taxpayer approval.

(Read more at the Bill King blog)

Likewise, Harris County GOP fired back at Lina Hidalgo for misleading voters on her reckless budget

In a Harris County GOP press release not widely picked up by the press, Republicans poked holes in Lina Hidalgo’s claims for needing to raise taxes across the county.

Harris County Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey broke quorum again today to protect taxpayers from the Democrats’ reckless budget, which includes more wasteful spending and devastating tax increases. Harris County GOP Chairman Cindy Siegel issued the following statement.

“Harris County voters know that Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey fight for our law enforcement daily and strongly support our public safety and healthcare systems, while Lina Hidalgo and the Democrats have proposed defunding our sheriffs and constables and put public safety on the back burner.

“While Lina is busy hiding from her disastrous record, covering up corruption, and spreading misinformation about her reckless budget proposal, our Republican Commissioners are boldly standing up for Harris County taxpayers. Commissioners Ramsey and Cagle broke quorum as a last resort because they are the only ones on Commissioners Court fighting to eliminate wasteful spending, lower taxes for hardworking taxpayers, and put more constables and officers in neighborhoods across the entire county.



  • Property tax values have skyrocketed, and crime has gotten out of control since Democrats took over in Harris County. 
  • Harris County voters are struggling financially due to the economic downturn caused by reckless spending from Democrats, resulting in inflation hitting a 40-year high, skyrocketing grocery bills, and 26% of Harris County residents being unable to pay their utility bills. 
  • Lina Hidalgo continues to spout misinformation about the Harris County budget. The truth is that Harris County spending has increased 40% under Hidalgo’s leadership, and the county is getting an additional $65 million in new tax revenue due to development growth in the county last year.
  • Commissioners Hidalgo, Rodney Ellis, and Adrian Garcia are not telling taxpayers the truth that the budget they support includes a tax increase of $245 million of additional tax dollars due to the dramatic increase in our property values.
  • Spending $48 million on early childhood education or millions of dollars on planting trees will not make our county safer – which is what Hidalgo has done with taxpayer dollars.
  • Commissioner Ramsey has requested 200 new officers, sheriffs, and constables for the entire county to increase public safety during the current crime wave, contrary to the lies Hidalgo continues to spew.

(Read the whole release at the Harris County GOP)

Yes, this release has bias; however, it still has more information than the two-paragraph newspaper article

Based on the input laid out in the three sources posted above (one purported article, one blog post, and one press release), which would you trust more: the politically-biased paper or the politician blogger and the political party?


Harris County Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey boycott 2023 budget vote to prevent a major tax hike

Harris Co. Commissioners Cagle, Ramsey boycott 2023 budget vote

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV lays out the squabble between Democrats who want to spend more and Republicans who want to re-allocate money to the police without raising taxes.

The deadline to pass the budget is quickly approaching, and Harris County Commissioner Republicans Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey, boycotted a meeting to vote on the measure, because they don’t support the added expense. 

Without a quorum, commissioners court is prevented by state law, from considering the measure.

“All they have to do is fill one of these chairs,” said a clearly exasperated Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “They could abstain, or they could vote ‘no’, they don’t even have to vote ‘yes’.”

The accepted message is that Cagle’s and Ramsey’s votes are not needed to pass the budget. 

“They are passionately killing these budgets,” says Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia. “They are, in effect, going to wipe out massive increases that we had on the proposed budget.” 

To illustrate the point, Hidalgo used the meeting to list each county department’s additional funding that was in jeopardy, while directors of county flood control and healthcare, among others, outlined a variety of services that could be curtailed.

In statements, Commissioner Cagle explained his absence, saying in part, “Now is not the time for local government to take advantage of inflated property appraisals to pay for an expanded government footprint.”

Ramsey, whose offer to attend the vote in exchange for a $20 million dollar commitment for law enforcement, was rejected, says, “I’m not against spending money. I’m for using it properly, not wasting it…and I will continue to represent you with those priorities.” 

(Read more at KRIV)

Radio reports across several stations have indicated that funds from Hidalgo’s $11 million Elevate Strategies fiasco went to Democrat get-out-the-vote software

Reports on KTRH and KSEV have indicated that, rather than refunding the money to the county, funds went to several Democrat software companies for get-out-the-vote efforts. Sadly, print media in Houston seems uninterested in reporting on real news when it counts.

It seems that we have a Hunter Biden laptop situation in Houston.

Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo uses the boycott of her attempt to jack taxes to blame Cagle and Ramsey for budget cuts to police

The Houston Comical Chronicle editorial board does its usual job of marching in goose step with our local dictators as both suggest that refusing to agree to higher taxes to support tree-planting and bike-trail programs constitutes cuts to police.

For the past six weeks, Republican Harris County commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey have been engaged in something of a high-stakes poker match with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in the pot.

They have, in effect, defunded not just police but flood control projects and public hospitals. Why would they go this far?

(Read this jab for yourself at the Houston Comical Chronicle)

Under duress by Republicans, Democrats purportedly give in to “no new taxes”

The Houston Business Journal provides a little post-battle analysis of the squabble where Commissioners Cagle and Ramsey held off a last-minute tax increase by Hidalgo, Ellis. and Garcia.

The Harris County Commissioners Court was forced to adopt a no-new-revenue tax rate on Oct. 25, killing the proposed 1% decrease to the tax rate.

In order to approve the rates, state law requires a super quorum of four members of the Harris County Commissioners Court to be present. However, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey did not participate in the hearings, skipping six consecutive meetings and leaving the commission with only three participating members. Although the deadline to adopt tax rates is Oct. 28, the Oct. 25 meeting was the last opportunity for the commissioners to do so.

The no-new-revenue rate is 53 cents per $100 of assessed value. Under this, the amount of revenue the county collects from property tax is the same as last year’s, plus revenue from construction and carryover funds that were also on the tax roll last year.

According to Harris County Budget Director Daniel Ramos, many county departments will experience cuts compared to the budget his office proposed in August. For instance, the flood control district will experience an overall cut of $23 million, and Harris Health, which includes Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson hospitals, will experience a $133 million cut.

Other departments that have lost proposed budget increases include:

  • $5.3 million for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office
  • $16.6 million for the Sheriff’s Office
  • $855,000 for Constable Precinct 1
  • $386,000 for Constable Precinct 2
  • $1 million for Constable Precinct 3
  • $2 million for Constable Precinct 4
  • $1.8 million for Constable Precinct 5
  • $309,000 for Constable Precinct 6
  • $418,000 for Constable Precinct 7
  • $416,000 for Constable Precinct 8

In a statement, Cagle said now would be a good time for the county government to reassess recent spending increases “that have led to so many new and unneeded county agencies run by overpaid bureaucrats.” He said the county should instead focus on basic needs of a taxpayer such as public safety, flood protection, parks and constituent services.

“Our constituents have been victims of wasteful spending for four years,” Ramsey said in a statement. “I am proud to have done my part in protecting our residents from the reckless management of their money.”

(Read the whining of hopefully-soon-to-be-ex-judge Hidalgo at the Houston Business Journal)

I know that Judge Hidalgo recently promoted tree-planting and bike-trail programs as part of crime reduction

As reported by the Houston Comical Chronicle, Lina had plans to “reduce crime” with trees and bike trails.

County Judge Lina Hidalgo said during a news conference Tuesday morning that research, including a study from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, shows reducing blight in communities results in decreases in gun violence, youth homicide and other crimes.

(Read more at the Houston Comical Chronicle)

Well, there are two sources to double-check: the CDC and Lina.

However, it was not that long ago that Lina praised people who prevented a quorum

Our ever-liberal Houston Public Radio reported on 13 July 2021 of the praise of Lina Hidalgo and other Democrat Houston politicians as they considered the effect of the quorum-breaking Democrat state representatives.

After House Democrats staged a second walkout to stop the bills from passing, Houston-area leaders are praising the move to stop laws they say infringe on their constituents’ rights.

When Republican state legislators crafted bills in the Texas House and Senate aimed squarely at reforms like the ones enacted by Harris County in the 2020 election, local leaders expressed outrage, likening the bills to Jim Crow-era laws. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo pulled from Greater Houston Partnership events due to the group’s silence on the matter, and Harris County commissioners even prepared to take legal action against the state.

Now, after House Democrats staged a second walkout to stop the bills from passing, Houston-area leaders are praising the move to stop laws they say infringe on their constituents’ rights.

The move to tighten voting laws comes after record turnout in Harris County, the largest and most diverse county in Texas and one that has trended towards Democrats in recent elections. Local leaders have attributed that 2020 turnout to a $30 million investment in the election, which they put towards increasing the number of voting locations, hiring more poll workers, enacting 24-hour and drive-thru voting, and reaching more people eligible to vote by mail.

As a result, the county shattered previous vote totals before Election Day. About 250,000 mail-in ballots were sent to voters, and more than 127,000 voters cast ballots from their car in the county’s new drive-thru voting program, enacted to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.

But many of those reforms are specifically targeted by both Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 3 in the special legislative session. Both bills ban drive-thru and 24-hour voting, and tighten restrictions on mail-in voting — all of which local leaders say were key to expanding voting access in the area.

(Read more liberal bile at Houston Public Radio)

So (according to Lina) quorum-breaking is good when you are stopping election integrity laws, but bad when you are preventing tax hikes

Hopefully, her constituents will disagree with her attempt to raise taxes as Joe Biden enforces inflation on them.


Two sides to elections

Democrats seem to be on the dark side of elections

Michigan election official charged

The Epoch Times reported in a 10 March 2021 article how Democrat Kathy Funk has been charged with several election-related felonies.

Michigan county elections official and former township clerk was charged with ballot tampering related to the August 2020 primary election, according to state Attorney General Dana Nessel.

KathyFunkKathy Funk, who was running in 2020 as a Democrat for reelection as Flint Township clerk, also was charged with misconduct in office, Nessel said. The charges, which are both felonies, each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison upon conviction.

Nessel alleged that Funk purposely broke a seal on a container for ballots so that the votes couldn’t be totaled during an anticipated recount. She narrowly won reelection in the unofficial count, the attorney general’s office said.

“Election officials must uphold the integrity of their positions. Those who abuse that commitment undermine the very foundation of our democracy,” Nessel, a Democrat, said in a Twitter response to a ClickonDetroit report.

“Our department is committed to prosecuting election violations, regardless of the political party of the perpetrator.”

Nessel’s office didn’t provide any more details about the allegations against Funk.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Unlike the Harris County Election Administrator appointed by Lina Hidalgo, this Democrat seems to have gone boldly into illegality

Although I (being an opinion blogger and not a legal worker) would argue that Isabel Longoria’s “turning of the live-stream video input” was likely intentional, maybe a court of law will determine whether something intentionally criminal occurred during Longoria’s flawed “leadership” as the Harris County elections administrator.

You see, Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reported in a 9 March 2022 article that lawyers for the Harris County GOP had discovered video feeds (legally required by SB1) had been turned off.

The GOP say the cameras were turned off when the 10,000 lost ballots were found.

“Under Texas law, Harris County is required to have a live stream and camera footage of all vote counting that’s going on,” said Mitby. “We intend to get those cameras back on because the only reason why they would have been shut off is because somebody with Lina Hidalgo’s office has something to hide, and we’re going to find out what they’re hiding.”

(Read more at KRIV)

Democrats seem willing to destroy people who expose their subterfuge — such as the computer repairman who exposed the Biden laptop

Breitbart reported in a 10 March 2022 article how the life of the computer repairman who turned in Hunter Biden’s laptop has been bankrupted and hounded.

The man who used to own the Delaware computer repair shop where Hunter Biden left his notorious “laptop from hell” says bankruptcy looms, as his life has been turned upside down by private citizens, tech giants, and federal agencies since the contents of the laptop became public.

John Paul Mac Isaac, 45, tells the New York Post that he received a slew of death threats after the bombshell revelations on Biden’s laptop became public and noted a Wilmington state trooper had to maintain a constant presence outside of his shop in Trolley Square.

He added:

There were multiple situations where people came in and you could tell they were not there to have a computer fixed. And if there were not other people in the shop, I don’t know what would have happened. I was having vegetables, eggs, dog s–t thrown at the shop every morning.

Mac Isaac previously told Breitbart News that Hunter Biden dropped the computer off at his shop on April 12, 2019, to conduct a “data recovery.” He says he called Biden the next day to inform him the recovery was completed, but Hunter never picked it up.

“I became concerned over some of the content I was viewing,” Mac Isaac told Breitbart News. He informed the FBI of the device before bringing it to former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Eventually, the New York Post came into possession of the laptop’s contents and published a series of reports on them in October 2020, in the lead-up to the 2020 election — which was extensively covered by Breitbart news.

“The laptop reportedly contained emails detailing Hunter Biden’s businesses with Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company, and potential business deals with a Chinese energy company,” Breitbart News reported.

Mac Issac tells the Post that the circumstances surrounding his involvement with the laptop devolved into such chaos that he had to close his shop, and noted that on November 5, 2020 — just two days after the presidential election — he took off for Lakewood, Colorado. The 45-year-old says he stayed there with his family for about a year and took classes in woodworking.

Mac Isaac tells the Post he applied for unemployment in December of 2020, though his unemployment cases were repeatedly closed and he had to use his 401k funds to cover bills. He then sent a letter to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a close ally of President Joe Biden, last December.

(Read more at Breitbart)

How much did Joe Biden’s complicity in this Ukrainian matter figure into the Ukrainian war? Maybe without it, we might not have had a war.

If our “leader” were not so compromised on the international stage, maybe Putin would not have been emboldened to attack.

Republicans seem to be on the common-sense side of elections

Arizona House passes a bill to require voters to prove citizenship

The Epoch Times reported in a 10 March 2022 article on the Republican-dominated Arizona House having passed a bill requiring prospective voters to submit proof of citizenship.

The Arizona House on Monday passed legislation that would ensure citizens are only registered to vote in the state’s elections and are able to prove their citizenship upon registration.

Potential Arizona voters would be required under House Bill 2492 to present a form of identification within 30 days of registering to vote.

It adds a requirement that voters include their date of birth and early voting number along with their signature on their return ballots. Voters currently just sign their name, and county officials compare that to signatures they have on file with verified voter registration documents.

The bill if signed into law would also prevent an in-person voter from presenting two documents, such as a water or tax bill, if they do not have their identification.

Voters would be required to include their place of birth and a verified residence address.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

For National and state elections, non-citizen voters only dilute the legal vote

The first duty of a nation is to protect its citizens. If people from other nations are allowed to vote in that nation’s elections, the population of that nation will be overwhelmed legally. Therefore, the first duty of a nation is to secure both its borders and its elections.

Florida Republicans pass bill to create election crimes investigative unit

National Public Radio reported in a 10 March 2022 article that the Republican-dominated Florida legislature created an office to investigate election crimes.

Florida lawmakers have sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis legislation that would create a dedicated investigative unit for alleged election crimes, part of a broader bill that would, for the second year in a row, enact new voting restrictions in the state.

DeSantis, an ally of former President Donald Trump and a potential 2024 presidential contender himself, called for the formation of an election police force in a speech last year.

The measure, which the GOP-led House passed along party lines Wednesday evening, would create an Office of Election Crimes and Security within the Department of State to probe “allegations of election law violations or election irregularities.”

Election fraud is exceedingly rare, and DeSantis had praised Florida’s election administration in the wake of the 2020 election.

Yet for the second straight year he’s pursued tightening the state’s election code. In 2021, during a Fox News appearance, he signed legislation that added new restrictions to the state’s ballot drop boxes and vote-by-mail system.

The Florida law was among a raft of GOP-led measures enacted in the wake of Trump’s baseless claims about the 2020 election being rigged against him.

DeSantis is expected to sign the new legislation. The state Senate OK’d it last week.

(Read more at NPR)

This points to the common-sense nature that should become central to all our laws

Making our elections secure (even when the incidence of election fraud is low) is central to our trust in government.

With that said, I don’t believe that Biden and his 4 a.m. surges has proven himself clean of election fraud. Rather, his incompetence seems to prove him unfit for governing (and that goes double for Harris and Pelosi).