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Carlos Ponce

Terry Gaustad of Santa Fe. Don't you remember when Randy Weber was in Santa Fe, Texas? I've talked with him on several occasions IN PERSON when he was in the area. I even recorded his speech at Hitchcock High School's Commencement. Time to take the blinders off. The majority of Galveston Countians re-elected him back on November 3rd. And in the Republican primaries last March, Randy won with 84.68% of the vote. So the majority of your Santa Fe and Galveston County neighbors believe he's doing a good job. If you don't like him that's your problem.

Gary Miller

Carlos> The real question is does district 14 care about Randy? Getting over 84.68 % of the D. 14 vote indicates we care about Randy. We want representing by the best available. If you think you would do better run next time. WE like Randy but would like someone better.

Nick Saum

Politicians will never truly represent the people in their district until districts are drawn to actually represent the people in an area instead of being drawn in such a way that favors one party over another.

Gary Miller

Nick> If districts were drawn the way you suggest it would likely eliminate the Democrat party. That is why Democrats fight every attempt to do it. Republicans keep trying to do it but Liberal (Democrat) judges keep it from happening. Using laws passed by Democrats after the civil war. Those laws were passed to punish southern states for slavery. Their are no slave states since 1885 but the laws are still used by Democrats to control voting districts. The south became solid Democrat because the North (union) was the Republicans who sent carpetbaggers to rule southern states

Craig Mason

I have met him a number of times and he is personable, just another typical politician. I just recently wrote an email to his office and I like others am still waiting on a reply. I have also had the pleasure of meeting Mayes Middleton and I am very impressed with him. I have followed him in the news and what he acts on and how he responds to the needs of his district. I really hope he runs in two years. i think he is the future and he has my vote.

DANIEL PICKETT

I sent an email to Randy Weber's office a couple months ago asking a non-political question about stimulus checks. I'm still waiting for an answer from Randy Weber or his staff.

Wayne D Holt

Rep. Middleton looks very good to me, too. I have spoken with him briefly on a couple of occasions and have listened to the principles he promotes; I am very comfortable with them. Michael Jenkins, his regional liaison here in Galveston, is also very knowledgeable and helpful. I would love to see Rep. Middleton move up the ladder.

Gary Miller

Wayne> I agree on Middleton. Should move up in each electon.

Gary Miller

Another typical politician? Yes that is what runs for office. Middleton? Discussed issues with him at several Tea Party meetings. Surprised he was better at describing my beliefs than I was. A keeper for sure.

Michael Jozwiak

Randy just cares about himself and his re-election. The most dangerous place to be is between Mr. Randy "Photo Op" Weber and a camera.

Carlos Ponce

Hey! I've taken several pictures with Randy! That was MY photo-op, not Randy's!

Gary Miller

Webber is SO BAD he gets over 70 % of voters in his district.

Ted Gillis

Randy’s photo with the Russian cutie spy is quite the keeper. He probably has a poster size copy of that one in his cave dwelling.

Jim Forsythe

In 2016, Weber introduced a seemingly benign anti-corruption resolution supporting the former Soviet state of Moldova. However some Moldovans and U.S. foreign policy experts said it played into the hands of pro-Russian factions in that country’s presidential election.

Richard Grenell, now Trump’s ambassador to Germany, accused Weber of getting dragged into a murky foreign political imbroglio, telling the Chronicle at the time, “Weber does not know what he’s doing.”

Carlos Ponce

Ted, there's no such picture. Did you miss the request at the bottom of the page - "Be truthful"?

Ted Gillis

Your right, the photo was just of her, however the article was about a meeting with Weber and Torshin. She was reported in the article as attending the meeting. My mistake.

Carlos Ponce

"Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything." is clear.

Ted Gillis

You stop using the “Chinese Virus” term, and I’ll consider it even.

Carlos Ponce

You call it what you want. I'll call it CHINESE VIRUS. Die Gedanken sind frei !

What do mean "even"? YOU LIED! YOU VIOLATED THE TERMS SET OUT BY THIS NEWSPAPER FORUM!

Gary Miller

Ted> Calling it something else is dishonest.

Ted Gillis

Keep it clean and don’t be “vulgar”.

Posting rule #1

Carlos Ponce

I'm calling balls and strikes, Ted. YOU LIED!

Thomas Carpenter

Not a peep out of Weber or the orange dotard about the Russian hack. Those private phone calls Cadet Bonespurs had with Putin reaped huge dividends for the Russians.

Carlos Ponce

"Russian hack" is alleged by the Democrats, Thomas. The FBI, the CIA, the DOJ does not know the source. It could be Russia, or China or Iran or any country in the world. You are assuming things without evidence.

Gary Miller

Thomas> Stop worrying about Russia. China is controlling Russia even more than the US. If Russia hacked us China told them to do it.

Thomas Carpenter

Now the Defense Dept. has refused to continue working with the Biden transition team, taking a two-week hiatus after the biggest hack ever into US departments. This doesn't look suspicious at all. Not a peep from Trump, and Weber signing on to overthrow a duly elected president-elect. These guys are playing dangerous games.

Gary Miller

Thomas> If you think Biden was Duly elected You must think illegal votes are OK. Several states have identified more illegal votes than Biden claims he won by. Liberal Judges refuse to do any thing about it. The same people who financed Democrats are buying the loyalty of Democrat judges.

Dan Freeman

Mr. Trump’s Presidency began with accusations of Russian hacks. He invited the Russians to search for Hillary’s e-mails. Now, according to Fox News, his Presidency will end with Russian hacks. https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/russia-alleged-hack-us-government-need-to-know

Former math teachers should admire the symmetry of the worst presidency in U.S. history is remarkable.

Carlos Ponce

Everybody with a brain and common sense knows Trump was joking just like Hillary was joking when she asked the Chinese to find Trump's taxes.

There is NO symmetry here, Dan. Just a Trump hater's take on things.

Jim Forsythe

Trump as a candidate to be President, could not say what he said. Other countries take what people like Trump say as fact. Trump called on Russia only, as if he had inside knowledge of the missing emails. Trump called on a foreign adversary to locate and release something that was of great value to him and his campaign. To try and bush this off by saying it was a joke, does not undo the damage already done, nor release Trump from the reasonability of trying to do this act.

On July 27, 2016, Trump called on Russia to find presidential Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump proclaimed. He added, “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

In asking Russia to find Clinton’s emails, presidential candidate Trump violated this statutory prohibition on seeking help from a foreign country to influence an election. Trump in essence called on a foreign adversary to locate and release something that was of great value to him and his campaign.

The law provides that such a solicitation is illegal regardless of whether the person soliciting the help receives anything in return. The risks of foreign intrusion in our elections are so great that even asking for help from foreigners without consummation is a crime. But in this case, on or about the same day that Trump solicited help from Russia, Russia made its first attempt to break into servers that Hillary Clinton’s personal office used. That event is laid out in detail in an indictment of Russian hackers obtained by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Carlos Ponce

More Trump hate.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, more Trump truths.

Carlos Ponce

Sit back and watch God at work.

Carlos Ponce

Randy Weber is seeking applicants to the US Military Academies. "Each member of Congress may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment."

https://weber.house.gov/constituent-services/military-academy-nominations.htm

Thomas Carpenter

He's also seeking to overthrow a duly elected president-elect.

Carlos Ponce

"duly elected" HA! HA! HA! Thanks for the laugh, Thomas Carpenter.

Gary Miller

Thomas> As are 75 million voting citizens.

Thomas Carpenter

Pompeo said it's the Russians. Trump said maybe it was the Chinese or a fat' good ol' boy sitting on his sofa eating cheeseburgers. Putin sure got his money's worth out of our "We want them infected" mass murderer. 300,000 and counting.

Carlos Ponce

It fits the Chinese modus operandi.

Thomas Carpenter

81,000,000 Americans rejected your fascist leader -- that trumps 75,000,000. And stand by, Bunker Boy is thinking about unleashing the Kraken - Sydney Powell, and it's going to be biblical! If I might quote his buddy, Kim Jong Un, "the fat dotard" is melting before our eyes! I can't wait until he declares martial law and the guys in white suits escort him out of the White House.

Carlos Ponce

More Trump hate. The revelation that the "81,000,000" was just a mirage is coming soon.

Gary Miller

Carlos> The revelation has started. Dec. 21 2020. 28 states have already identified enough double and grave yard votes to prove Biden didn't win. Computer experts in several states believe the Dominion election machines may have given Biden as much as 68% of Trump's votes.

Carlos Ponce

The only Bunker Boy is Biden who spent months in his basement - "Don't worry about campaigning, Joe, the FIX is in!".

Carlos Ponce

https://www.scribd.com/document/488080093/Antrim-Michigan-Forensics-Report-121320-PRELIMINARY?secret_password=6tgofj7cUYx1kQwElves#from_embed

Allied Security Operations Group Preliminary Forensics exam of Dominion Voting Systems for Atrim, Michigan

Thomas Carpenter

Yes, Trump won a second term: that's why Melania is checking schools in Florida and the West Wing staff are looking for new jobs. The pathetic orange con man continues to be an international embarrassment.

Carlos Ponce

Let's see who takes the Presidential Oath of Office in January.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, beside you , the Proud Boy and QAnon who believes that Trump (AKA Bunker Boy) will be President after January 20, 2021 at High Noon.

Since November 3, what has Trump done about the massive cyberattack on US government agencies which he has blamed on China not Russia, contradicting his own Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said Friday that "we can now say pretty clearly that it was the Russians that engaged in this activity."

What has Trump done about reducing deaths from Covid-19, which now number more than 318,499 dead and counting.

This is why you want Trump to remain in office so he can continue to bumble more needed responses

The American people have spoken and Trumps time in the oval office will end January 20, 2021 at High Noon.

Carlos Ponce

Christians believe Trump was re-elected, Jim.

Jim Forsythe

You say it all you want but Trump has no path to remain President.

If you believe that it's Gods work, then God said it now is Biden's time.

Biden will become the second Catholic president in U.S. history and is expected to make church a fixed part of his schedule. Regular church attendance is something we have not seen from many presidents in recent history.

In the minute-long video posted on the Republican Voters Against Trump YouTube channel, the group explains that the president doesn’t reflect Christianity or values based on his words and actions.

One major highlight of the video was the comments Trump made following a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. At the time, he said there were “very fine people on both sides” when talking about protesters and rally-goers.

They also brought up Trump retweeting a man shouting “white power!” on his Twitter page.

Another highlight was Trump’s notorious remarks on grabbing a woman’s genitalia in leaked footage from 2005.

During the video, Republicans Paul and Pat vigorously criticize Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church.

Paul specifically talks about how law enforcement “bludgeoned and gassed peaceful protestors” for Trump’s “ridiculous photo op” holding a Bible in front of the church.

“The moment that he held up that Bible, he revealed this president is using us,” Pat said.

Carlos Ponce

Sit back and watch God at work.

The rest you post is just Liberal propaganda.

Jim Forsythe

Which part is propaganda> Each and every thing I posted as far as what Trump did, is true.

Biden will become the second Catholic president in U.S. history.

Comments Trump made following a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is true.

Trump retweeting a man shouting “white power!” on his Twitter page, happened.

Trump’s notorious remarks on grabbing a woman’s genitalia, happened.

Law enforcement “bludgeoned and gassed peaceful protestors” for Trump’s “ridiculous photo op” holding a Bible in front of the church, happened.

“The moment that he held up that Bible, he revealed this president is using us,” Pat said. Pats opinion.

What ever you think, will not change Biden becoming President, January 20. 2021 at High Noon.

You keep trying to play God against Biden, but God does not choose that way.

Carlos Ponce

Propaganda: ALL OF IT!

Let me pick one:

"Comments Trump made following a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is true."

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/03/21/trump_didnt_call_neo-nazis_fine_people_heres_proof_139815.html

Carlos Ponce

"They also brought up Trump retweeting a man shouting “white power!” on his Twitter page."

SO WHAT!!!!!!

I re-post stuff Jim Forsythe posts all the time. Does that mean I agree with it? No.

Carlos Ponce

And taking people's COMMENTS about the Bible at the church. Did Jim post what people who said it was a good thing had to say? No, he did not. What about what Kellyann Conway said? She said that it was a symbol that nothing will disrupt worship, not even arson.

“How ironic, because just moments ago in the Oval Office, I was there, and the president, with the first lady and the vice president on either side of him, signed an executive order furthering his policies with respect to religious liberty here in this great country and worldwide. That follows, Harris, on the president addressing the United Nations General Assembly last September on the matter of religious liberty, saying please stop persecuting people based on their faith, that we will not support nations that do so. This is a continuum by this president. Ten short days ago, eleven days ago, he said, reopen our places of worship, we need more prayer not less, stop treating them like they’re not essential. Stop discriminating against these places of worship.

That followed closely with praying for the souls of George Floyd and the African-American police officer in Oakland who also lost his life. Then the president was over at St. John’s today. We went to the St. John Paul II Shrine, where the president and the first lady laid a wreath commemorating, I think, the 41st anniversary of the former pontiff in Poland and also his 100th birthday that just passed.

Why do I say all that? Because that is the best answer to the question, you asked about the Episcopal minister. That is not ‘her church.’ That is not ‘her bible.’ We don’t look into other people’s hearts and souls and discern and judge what their faith is. Why the president felt compelled to walk there? Why he held that Bible up? That is a symbol to everyone that we will not allow arsonists and anarchists who set that fire ablaze, who really I think demean the memory of those who have lost their lives in the name of their respective faith and religions. We won’t allow them to dissuade us from practicing our religion.”

Carlos Ponce

"Another highlight was Trump’s notorious remarks on grabbing a woman’s genitalia in leaked footage from 2005."

Locker room talk between men. Interesting Jim doesn't understand how MEN talk. And he was president when that was said? No it was more than a decade earlier. He wasn't even a candidate. Did he know the mike was live? No. Did he apologize for it? Yes, yes he did.

Carlos Ponce

And you know what, Jim? NO ONE CARED WHAT HE SAID TO BILLY BUSH!

Did you hear ANYONE say, "I did not vote for Trump because of that 11 year old audio"? That audio had NO BEARING on the election outcome in which he won.

Carlos Ponce

Jim needs a refresher on Federalism. If you knew anything about Federalism you would know the governors are responsible for the health of their state's residents,.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, 81,000,000 people said it does matter.

You can brush it off, but what I posted did happen.

Enough people are over having trump in the White House, that they told him ,Trump, you are fired.

Carlos, if you are OK with “white power!, that answers a lot.

"What has Trump done about reducing deaths from Covid-19, which now number more than 318,499 dead ( now 321,097) and counting."

Instead of helping, he has made it worse.

"Since November 3, what has Trump done about the massive cyberattack on US government agencies "

12:27pm CT, 21, 2020---President Trump's dismissive characterization of a massive cyberattack targeting multiple U.S. agencies drew pushback Sunday from lawmakers and cybersecurity experts amid growing questions over the president's refusal to acknowledge that Russia was likely behind the intrusions.

When Trump re-post stuff is different than when Jim Forsythe does, as he has the power and some people will follow his lead no matter what. He is responsible to make sure what he re-post, it true, and will not make matters worse.

The good thing is after January 20, 2021 at High Noon, Trumps time in the oval office will end.

Carlos Ponce

Quit flashing that 81,00,000 number, it is nothing but a LIE.

Jim Forsythe

Joe Biden has been certified as the winner and Trump has been certified as the looser. Biden won with a record 81.3 million votes.

All Trump is doing is paying Rudy and others out of his defense fund. At $20,000 a day, Rudy will say anything and do what ever Trump wants. Did you send your money in to help pay these people.

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president

The results of the November 3 vote have been certified by each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia; the Democrat won with a record 81.3 million votes, or 51.3 percent of those cast, to 74.2 million, and 46.8 percent, for the Republican president.

Pope Francis extends ‘blessings and congratulations’ to Joe Biden.

Biden “thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness’ leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.”

Biden then “expressed his desire to work together on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities. ”The media are characterizing the event as a call from the Pope to the second Catholic President after John F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, sit back and watch God work.

Jim Forsythe

God has done the work. Joe Biden has been certified as the winner and Trump has been certified as the looser. Biden won with a record 81.3 million votes.

The best part is that Joe Biden will be our President, January 20, 2021 at High Noon.

Jim Forsythe

Pat Robertson once said that "God had told him Trump was going to win." has now changed his mind.

Pat Robertson says it’s time for Trump to accept Biden’s win and ‘move on’

Pat Robertson, one of President Trump’s staunchest backers, on Monday described Trump as “very erratic,” called on him to accept that President-elect Joe Biden won and said the Republican should not consider running again in 2024.

The comments marked a sharp turnaround for Robertson, who recently voiced support for Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud and declared before the election that God had told him Trump was going to win.

“I think it’s a sideshow,” Robertson said Monday on his television show, “The 700 Club,” when asked whether he thinks Trump should run again in 2024. “I think it would be a mistake. My money would be on [former United Nations ambassador] Nikki Haley; I think she’d make a tremendous candidate for the Republican Party.”

Carlos Ponce

Jim, "you ain't seen nothing yet". Sit back and watch God at work.

Jim Forsythe

Pat Robertson says it’s time for Trump to accept Biden’s win and ‘move on’

Carlos Ponce

"Pat Robertson once said that 'God had told him Trump was going to win.' has now changed his mind." Pat Robertson said that was his OPINION. He never said GOD changed HIS mind.

Jim, looks like you are trying to convince yourself since you're not convincing me. Do you understand what SIT BACK AND WATCH GOD WORK means?

Jim Forsythe

God has already done the work, as Joe Biden will take his place as the next President on January 20, 2021 at High Noon.

Carlos Ponce

No, Jim.

Ted Gillis

Be careful Thomas, unless you have photo proof about that “fat dotard” comment, you will be accused of lieing.

Gary Miller

[ Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud ] A liberal media lie. Over half the states have reported finding massive voter fraud. Not Trump's claim but State claims.

Carlos Ponce

That's why SEVEN, count 'em, SEVEN states have set up DUELING ELECTORS.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, a certified list of electors has been sent in and DUELING ELECTORS have no chance because they would have to have the House OK .

Gary Gregg II, director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, told The Epoch Times that short of “actual evidence of fraud” that would move Congress to certify the alternate set of electors, the ones certified by the state’s governors—all for Biden, in this case—will be the ones counted.

The electoral votes have been “officially counted” and the votes have been sent on, he said. “There’s nothing to be done, until it gets to Congress,” he said.

When dueling slates are received, members of Congress in the joint session consider the list when its from a different state authority than the certified list, and conduct a vote. Acceptance of either slate would then require a concurrent agreement in both the House and the Senate.

If there isn’t a conflict in terms of state authority, the one determined to be appointed pursuant to the state’s election laws is counted. If there is no determination by a state authority of which slate was lawfully appointed, the two chambers agree concurrently to accept the votes of one set, or decide not to accept either set. If the two chambers don’t agree, the electors certified by the governor shall be counted.

Carlos Ponce

That's why SEVEN, count 'em, SEVEN states have set up DUELING ELECTORS.

Gary Miller

Is double voting election fraud? Is grave yard ballots election fraud? Is under age or out of state voting election fraud? All 50 states who looked for it say they have it.

Thomas Carpenter

81,000,000

Carlos Ponce

Yes, 81,000,00 Chinese voted Biden.

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