Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy 100th Blog Post, Political Chicken!

Here at The Political Chicken, I'm ALL about celebrating milestones like birthdays and such.  So, I feel that I would be remiss if I didn't commemorate my 100th blog post!  It just happened on Monday and I thought much like a TV series celebrates their 100th episode with a giant cake, I thought I'd share my milestone with you, my supporters and readers with these cute little cupcakes.

Not only have I just posted my 100th post, the blog has achieved another milestone of 15,000 page views!  Not too shabby for a local blogger.  Some have asked me recently, why the name, 'The Political Chicken'?  I say, it was because I thought it was a catchy name AND because I was a bit of a chicken when it came to sharing my views on politics.  As you can see, ahem, I've long since lost that shyness.  I'll admit that from time to time when I post something that I know is going to be controversial, I get a tiny bit nauseous.  Heh.

All that said, I am proud of the work I've done here and will continue to do. I am totally in love with writing and story telling and the unfolding of an idea and an explanation or an argument I'm trying to make.  The process is as much fun as the end result, in my opinion.  Remember, I'm no longer really shy about that.

I usually do a birthday blog for the Chicken, and here they are, when the Chicken turned one and when it turned two.  I also wanted to link the very first article I ever wrote for my blog titled, "Why I'm Supporting Bill Tofte for Congress" here.   The link for my 100th blog post, titled "Jared Woodfill: Tenet vs. Track Record" can be found here.

You'll have to wait for my third birthday blog for the top performers, but I almost can't wait to do that, so here is one that I've written recently that is my personal favorite, "Could We Be Living In The Twilight Zone?"  It wasn't very popular, but I put a lot of work into it and I'd love for you to read it, too.

So there you have it, from A to Z, or from beginning to, well, I won't say end because I'm far from done here. You've been fabulous, but this is FAR from over!  MUAH!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Jared Woodfill: Tenet vs Track Record

In Proverbs 22:1, it says, "A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold."

What are some of the qualities that are important to you when considering a candidate for public office?  Do you consider their past voting history?  How about their stance on gay marriage?  Maybe their willingness to regulate and spend the taxpayers money without regard for the future generations?  What about their stance on abortion?

Whichever one or two qualities that you may have picked that are important to you, whether I listed them above or not, do these qualities, or lack thereof, impact their ability to carry out the duties of the office they seek?  For example, would you hire a tax cheat to run the U.S. Treasury?  Would you vote for someone to be the Sheriff if they had a criminal record?  I would think that those kind of things would be important when considering a vote for someone to represent me.

What if I told you that someone who continually lost elections for a county party was hoping to be put in charge of a state party?  What if I told you that same someone had problems raising money and maintaining the trust of the donors once he actually received the donations?  What if I also added that he squelched the grassroots by ignoring them and putting his own cronies in place to benefit himself and his buddies?  How about if I told you he couldn't then and still can't even manage his own personal finances, what would you say to that?

Enough with the ambiguity, I'll tell you who I'm talking about, if you haven't already figured it out: Jared Woodfill.  Jared is a nice enough person, but no amount of pleasantries and good personality is going to change my mind about his qualities and abilities to hold any kind of elected position.  EVER.  Unfortunately, he still has a following of sorts and those that support him seem to be completely blind to his inability to manage people and finances and win elections simply because of one thing; he's Pro-life.

Great, he's pro-life, and yes, it's a good, Biblical quality to have.  The Bible tells us we should not murder and in my opinion, abortion IS murder.  I'm going to let you in on a little secret, though.  The Bible also talks about paying debts, too.  Now, I know that generally speaking, we all have some debts; mortgages, credit cards, student loans, car notes, etc. and I'm not saying that having debt is evil or wrong.  There are, however, consequences for not paying those debts.

Let us not forget about Jared Woodfill’s $30 Million lawsuit gamble and tax problems.   Woodfill was sued in New York for defaulting on a nearly $30 million “questionably ethical” loan.  Not only that, but The Houston Business Journal and the Chronicle recently reported the IRS has placed a $40,000 lien on the Woodfill Law Firm for unpaid taxes.  If you're not a subscriber, you may not be able to read the link, but the information included is this:  
Name: Woodfill Law Firm PC, Address: 3131 Eastside St. Suite 450, City: Houston,State: TX, Zip: 77098, Amount: $40,214, Tax Type: (941), File Date: 2014-11-24, Rec Date: 2014-12-10, Rel Date: 0000-00-00.  You can Read the Chronicle article here.

In Romans 13:7 it says "Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed." 

When you don't pay for your car, the bank repossesses it.  When you don't pay your house note, the bank kicks you out of your house.  So why shouldn't there be consequences for those seeking elected positions?  If you've proven yourself a failure in an area that your position needs you to excel in, why would anyone want to put you in that position, pro-life or no?