Friday, October 27, 2006


Just guess which Texas Legislator is on these folk's BLACKLIST?

Yup. Good Ol' Frank Corte.

"Since these folks have worked so hard to give our land to the Spaniards, I feel they deserve a vacation. Let's send them home."


Good Ol' Frank Corte.

Ralph Snyder
The Blackland Coalition
Copyright 2006

These politicians are the people who brought you the Trans-Texas Corridor and tolls on roads we have already paid for. They voted to confiscate our land and roads for special interest profits (HB-3588).

Good Ol' Frank Corte.


You know what to do. Vote for Larry Stallings for Texas House District 122.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mr. COMM-D and I both voted on Monday, him at the Semmes library and me at Lions Field off Broadway, both here in S.A. I can't speak to his polling place, but was pleased to see that while the lions were moving awful, awful slow the gentlemen and lady manning my polling place were working their tails off and running a clean show. As someone who has seen some egregious nastiness at polling places over the years, this did my heart good.

And bless them, not a one of them had stopped to eat lunch...they were so excited to see so many voters out they didn't want even one of them to have to wait longer than necessary to cast their ballot.

It's been a lesson in districting for my 9 and 6 year old as well. They don't understand why we live so close to their grandpa, but arn't able to vote for him. But the fact that they got to see their parents vote for Maya and Leya's daddy was almost as exciting.

I have every confidence that these two kids (not to mention Maya and Leya!) will be politically active their whole lives. My 9 year old was counting the years until she gets to vote for the first time. It might be a bit of a "well, duh" moment but if we want our kids to be politically active when they grow up we have to show them where to start.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Something nice every day now...

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The Bulldog was disappointed when the San Antonio Toll Party, after all his work in local hearings and after all his stumping their position, did not endorse him, just listed him as one of the "Good Guys" on the issue, and his opponent as one of the Bad Guys" on the issue. They said they did not want to dilute their endorsement. Their call, I guess.

But a nice surprise was in The Bulldog's inbox last night:


Early Voting: Oct 23 - Nov 3 Election Day, Tuesday, Nov 7th


Help stop corruption, new taxes, new layers of government, tolls on roads we've already paid for, the TTC land grab and save Texas - and $1,000's a year! We've found the best Republicans, Democrats and Independents that have already begun to fight for US (NOT the special interests). Print out this ACCOUNTABILITY VOTERS GUIDE and take it with you into the voting booth. Send this list to others now."

Governor: Carole Keeton Strayhorn
The ONLY gubernatorial candidate with alternatives for Perry's TTC and double tax toll Boondoggles! (Bulldog is voting for Chris Bell)

Attorney General: David Van Os

Agriculture Commissioner: Hank Gilbert

US Senate: Barbara Radnofsky

US Congress Dist. 21: John Courage

US Congress Dist. 23: Lukin Gilliland

State House:
Dist. 13: Lois Kolkhorst
Dist. 20: Jim Stauber
Dist. 45: Jim Neuhaus
Dist. 47: Bill Welch
Dist. 48: Donna Howard
Dist. 49: Elliott Naishtat
Dist. 50: Jerry Chandler
Dist. 51: Eddie Rodriguez
Dist. 52: Karen Felthauser
Dist. 73: Nathan Macias
Dist. 101: Tom Latham
Dist. 122: Larry Stallings
Dist. 125: Nelson Balido
Dist. 117: David Leibowitz
Dist. 118: Joe Farias

State Senate:
Dist. 14 : Robert "Rock" Howard
Dist. 19 : Dick Bowen
Dist. 25 : Kathi Thomas

Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 2: Sarah Eckhardt

Hays County Judge: Elizabeth “Liz” Sumter

Bexar County Commissioner: Tommy Adkisson

Who represents you?

Texas Elections:

IMPORTANT: Both the Democrat and the Republican Parties have failed to represent us. Special interests, who fund toller campaigns, are being allowed to take our land, roads, and tax dollars for profit. This is a strategic plan to replace special interest politicians. We can no longer vote along party lines. We must shop the ballot to de-elect the looters and elect the better candidate. We must vote strategically and wisely to stop the corruption. Print out this ACCOUNTABILITY VOTERS GUIDE an d take it with you into the voting booth. SEND THIS VOTERS GUIDE OF THE GOOD GUYS AND GALS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN TEXAS!

Thank You
Sal Costello
Founder of People for Efficient Transportation PAC
email me with questions 24/7:"

The Bulldog thanks you, Sal.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Veeerrrryyy Interesting...

A glossy magazine-sized four-page pamphlet came in the mail today (not printed in a union shop), addressed to Billy Stallings, from the Bexar County Republican Party. It must have cost a fortune. It has Susan Reed, dressed all in red with a red heart around her neck, smiling her very weird tiny teeth smile (it would be worth having Eddie Bravenec just for something good to look at, but he's smart and a doll-baby) on the cover. And lo! Just on page two, is a huge spread in red, white and blue with Texas flags and stars with the banner "Our Local Leaders Working In Austin For You". It has their Supreme Court Guy, their TX court of Criminal Appeals Gal, Ms. Tiny Teeth Big Gums, Kathi Thomas' opponent, Jeffie, Young Mr. Antuna, and Joe Straus, husband of a McCombs. No Frank Corte. No Frank Corte until the very last page, in a font probably called "Tiny", and only his name, along with every other Republican's name, for their sheeple to cut out and take to the polls, because they have to be told what to do.

Now, this pamphlet came for Billy because he is a fairly new registered voter. He wasn't old enough to vote in the Democratic primary, but was able to vote in the runoff between Barbara Ann Radnofsky and Dead Dancer. His very first vote ever was for Barbara Ann. But I know campaigns are targeting 18-20 year olds (we are!), so I guess that's why it came in the mail. I know Billy would want me to let you know that the R's are so ashamed of Frank Corte that they left him off their "Our Local Leaders Working In Austin For You" page.

He must be too extreme even for Texas Republicans to be reminded that he is one of "Our Local Leaders Working In Austin For You". So that's why in the twelve years we've lived in House District 122, we have only gotten 2 pieces of mail from him. His strategy has been to lay low, it seems. No wonder he was so cranky when he had to appear and take questions from real voters this month.

And THAT, my fellow Texans, is why we have to run a candidate in every frakkin' race. So they are forced to face us and answer our questions. So they have to fight, and so we can win.

Now, git! Go vote! And if you are in TX HD 122, you know what to do. Make sure there's a "New Leader Working In Austin For You".

Sunday, October 22, 2006

One Last Endorsement - The One That Means The Most

Meet Col. Bernard Dunlevy, U.S. Army (ret.):

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He was Little Larry's most demanding boss, during one of the most difficult periods of our lives, and he wrote this to the San Antonio Express-News:

I have followed from afar the campaign of Larry Stallings for the Texas Legislature. I have read some of the press about Mr. Corte serving in Iraq and his welcome home. I cannot comment about Mr. Corte's soldierly qualities but I can speak of Larry Stallings.

Larry joined the unit that I commanded at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, the 400 bed, deployable, 93rd Evacuation Hospital. I had not been in command long when he arrived, as a Captain, to be my logistics officer with responsibilities for ensuring we had the supplies and equipment, properly maintained, to deploy anywhere in the world on moments notice in support of U.S. forces. I determined before his arrival that the unit had serious problems with millions of dollars of overstocked supplies and equipment and with lack of standardization of supplies in the operating rooms and wards and elsewhere. I informed him in our first meeting of my concerns and I recall that his response was that he would do whatever it took, for however long, to ensure we were mission capable. For at least six months he worked, alongside his soldiers, twelve hour days to bring the unit to the level of readiness required to perform the mission properly.

I saw in Larry not only dedication to duty but leadership qualities that allowed me to give him other responsibilities. Our unit deployed to the field locally at Fort Leonard Wood frequently, to Little Rock, Arkansas to work with a sister unit in the National Guard, and to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA for a major exercise. Larry became my point man, deploying early as commander of the advance party, that group that would ensure the smooth assimilation of the hospital into the exercise area. His responsibilities included site selection, hospital layout, arranging for resupply and support maintenance and countless other details necessary to take a 400 bed hospital off the back of trucks and trailers and out of boxes and make it a functional community hospital. His performance was magnificent.

Larry also was the officer-in-charge of the demanding Expert Field Medical Badge training and testing cadre. This badge is awarded to those who complete a rigorous program that tests one's skills as a soldier and medic. It was then the only "Expert" badge awarded by the Army other than the Expert Infantry Badge. Larry's efforts resulted in one of the highest success rates for first time candidates of all units in the Army conducting the test. What made this accomplishment even more amazing was that we accepted a large number of Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers into the training and testing and their success rate equaled the active army candidates.

Larry and Diane suffered one of the most severe tragedies that can befall parents when their three year old son, Sam, died in a freak accident while at Ft. Leonard Wood. Such an event can destroy some people but in these two it brought out a strength of character and deepness of faith I have rarely seen. We were a group of over 300 soldiers who cared for each other and, rather than providing them comfort, we became the comforted.

We have remained friends for the many years that have passed since our days at Ft. Leonard Wood but I have followed Larry's progress over these years and was blessed to have him and Diane visit as they were returning to Texas from having dropped their son, Billy, to begin studies at Harvard. I wanted to write this letter to provide my endorsement to Larry's candidacy for the Texas Legislature. He is a man of impeccable character and absolute honor. He will be a servant of the citizens of the district he represents.

Bernard J. Dunlevy Sr.
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Heathsville, VA

Colonel, the candidate is humbled by your confidence. He has run an honorable race, and if elected will serve the people of Texas House District 122 with as much loyalty and devotion as he has served his country under you. He will never let you down.