The 11 Individuals who financed MAGAt Mealer for Harris County Judge. And lost.

November 19, 2022

Mattress “MAGAt” Mac has a reason to look disappointed.

Analyzing the campaign finance reports file with Harris County is not easy. The County provides pdf files that are not searchable. They do not have a method to download all contributions to a spreadsheet like the Texas Ethics Commission has. So I had to look at every singe page (over 2000) and identify the major donors to Mealer. (You’re welcome) I’ve tried my best to be accurate looking for total donations that amount to over $100,000. I know I missed a few, but not many. So here are the totals.

Alexandra “MAGAt” Mealer raised over $9 Million in her losing effort against Judge Lina Hidalgo. $3.9 Million of this total, 43%, came from just 11 individuals. The biggest loser is Mattress MAGAt Mac who donated nearly 10% of the entire fundraising total at $920,000. Richard Weekley followed with $605,000, and Alan Hassenflu was at a cool $500,000.

You are probably asking yourself “Who the fuck is Alan Hassenflu?”. Well, Hassenflu has donated $500,000 to Texas for Lawsuit Reform (deform) and $450,000 to the Houston Regional Business Coalition who donated $210,000 to Mealer. Weekley is a developer, brother of David Weekley, the homebuilder. David only donated $25,000 to Mealer. The extreme white wing PAC, Defend Texas Liberty donated $100,000. The total donations from these 11 individuals and 2 PACs totaled $422,000 or 46% of the entire total raised by Mealer.

Even with nearly half of all the $9 Million raised from just 11 individuals and 2 PACs MAGAt Mealer lost. All the commercials with MAGAt Mattress Mac, all the misinformation and downright lies by Mealer, all the poorly placed support by the Houston Police Officers Union, all of the $9 Million was for nothing. Voters saw through it all.

Here are the top losers of the MAGAt Mealer campaign:

MAGAt Mac$920,000.00
Modest, David$610,000.00
Weekley, Richard$605,000.00
Flores, James $200,000.00
Huggins, Josiah$150,000.00
Nau, John$125,000.00
McGill, Don$100,000.00

Democrats call out the Harris County District Attorney’s office

November 18, 2022

The Texas Democratic Party has jumped in on the political theater concerning voting irregularities in Harris County:

“Today, we call on Harris County DA Kim Ogg to stop enabling Texas Republicans’ insidious efforts to silence Black and Brown Houstonians.” 

A couple of days after the Harris County Republican Party had their asses handed to them, again, even after spending millions of dollars from a few donors, they started whining and encouraged Greg Abbott to investigate voting irregularities in Harris County. And on cue, he did as did Ogg. From Houston Public Media:

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has opened an investigation into possible criminal conduct in the county’s administration of last week’s midterm election

Ogg has a beef with the Commissioners Court particularly with Judge Hidalgo and it has been out in full display for the last 4 years. Even if the beef is justified the response to the issue by the DA is much like a bull in a China store looking for the nearest reporter or TV camera. It’s getting old. It’s petty. It’s what we expect from a MAGAt republican not from a Normal Republican or Democrat.

The DA could have addressed this like an adult cautioning everyone to take a deep breath, let the audits and investigations play out before making comments or speculating about criminal activity. Instead she threw gasoline on the fire called the “Big Lie” perpetuating this incredible stupidity created by Trump, Abbott, and Paxton.

Personally I am pretty pissed how the DAs office has handled this situation as well as the primaries and the constant dispute with the Commissioners Court. It’s not what we expect from our elected officials unless they are MAGAts.

The primary season begins Jan of 2024.

The whiny little b*tches of the Harris County GOP

November 16, 2022

There is nothing worse than a whiny ass little bitch.

After getting their asses handed to them, again, the Harris County republican party has started its whining and Greg Abbott has responded with calling for an investigation into “election integrity”. Just like Abbott’s million dollar investigation into voter fraud and like Ken Paxton’s million dollar boondoggle this investigation will not end in any voter fraud charges. It’s nothing but a bunch of whiny little bitches looking for an excuse for losing their asses. Again.

Republicans knew this was coming. They ended straight ticket voting but lost anyway. Steven Hotze offered a bounty of $10,000 for voter fraud but nothing has been found. They sued to end drop off sites for ballots and anything that would make it easy for Texans to vote. The big lie and the false claims about voting integrity is just that and it is alive in Harris County. They really have nothing else to run on.

The top of the ticket, MAGAt Mealer spent nearly $10 Million from her sugar daddies and flooded the airwaves with misleading and false ads and they still lost. The Republican Party has nothing to offer except “keeping us safe from the Mexicans” even though they have been in charge for over two decades and haven’t solved the problem yet.

Here is one of their whines from the Houston Chronicle:

The Harris County Republican Party filed a lawsuit against Tatum and the county on Monday, alleging several violations of the Texas Election code and claimed paper shortages at 23 out of 782 voting locations amounted to voter suppression.

23 out of 782 had paper shortages. Not 230, 23. Voter suppression? Really? Voter suppression? This is laughable.

Alexandra MAGAt Mealer. $9 Million down the drain.

November 9, 2022

Alexandra Mealer has conceded the election to County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

After raising and spending nearly $9 Million Mealer came up short. In her report filed in mid October her sugar daddies came to her campaign:

According to her last report Mealer raised $4.9 Million a tad shy of what Weekley had promised. $1.7 Million came from 9 individuals including $120,000 from the MAGAt Mac family. Another $500,000 came from 10 individuals/PACs giving $50,000 each. 19 individuals/PACs gave Mealer 47% of her entire donations. The report is sprinkled with a number of $25,000 donors. Mealer definitely has the republican sugar daddy support.

But that wasn’t all. Days before the election she raised another $4 Million mostly from republican sugar daddies and various PACs including over $250,000 from Mattress MAGAt Mac and $250,000 from Modesett. $9 Million for a county judge races is insane. The way Harris County records candidates donations is not easy to analyze unlike the Texas Ethics Commission but it is clear from just perusing through her reports the sugar daddy moneybags came out for Mealer.

And they lost.

Harris County turns down Dick

November 9, 2022

I think Harris County has had enough Dick to last a lifetime.

Eric Dick, the Harris County Department of Education Trustee, who was fined by the Texas Ethics Commission $30,000 for various violations and was referred to the Texas Bar for possible disciplinary action, lost last night even though he wasn’t running.

His wife, Danielle Dick, was running for his position and lost. Danielle didn’t raise any money and didn’t file any reports because she said she would not raise/spend over $950. Obviously she didnt. She lost to Andrea Duhon and the HCDE will finally be free of Dicks.

In another race that took me by surprise because I didn’t know he was even running, Chris Carmona lost to Andrea Beall for District Judge, 185th Judicial District. Who is Chris Carmona you ask?

Chris Carmona is a lawyer in Houston. He’s not only a friend of Eric Dick, he represented Eric Dick in his formal hearing at the Texas Ethics Commission, the one where Dick was fined $30,000. The hearing was a train wreck for Carmona. Dick was subpoenaed to show at the hearing in person or by Zoom. He did neither. I watched/listened to the entire hearing and in my non-lawyer opinion it was an absolute disaster for Carmona. Carmona has run before, I believe it was for City Council, and he lost then too.

So maybe, just maybe, Harris County is done with Dick.

Indicted voter fraud activist calls for a bounty for….voter fraud

November 7, 2022

There is absolutely no limit to the corruption and stupidity of the republican party or for those who vote for them.

Aubrey Taylor is some kind of “journalist”. I say that with as much sincerity as saying bloggers are journalists. His publications have endorsements and advertisements for both sides of the political aisle but lately he seems to have gone full blown MAGAt chumming up to Steven Hotze. Hotze was indicted for a voter scheme and faces 2 felony counts. From the Texas Tribune:

Conservative activist Steven Hotze on Wednesday was indicted on two felony charges related to his alleged involvement in an air conditioning repairman being held at gunpoint in 2020 during a bizarre search for fraudulent mail ballots that did not exist, according to his attorney, Gary Polland.

Hotze, 71, was indicted by a Harris County grand jury and faces one count of unlawful restraint and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Court filings in the case were not available Wednesday evening. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg declined to comment.

GOP megadonor Steven Hotze charged after a bogus election fraud scheme led a former cop to threaten a repairman

So now this indicted republican mega donor is offering a bounty for voter fraud the very fraud that the Texas Attorney General spent $2.2 million to find only 3 instances out of 10 million votes in 2020. According to the indictment Hotze paid a former Houston Police Officer, Mark Aguirre, $250,000 to investigate voter fraud. He then held, at gun point, an AC repairman claiming that he had over 750,000 illegal voters in the back of his truck. (he didn’t). Aguirre was indicted on 2 felonies and the AC guy is suing Hotze. From the Houston Chronicle:

David Lopez, the repairman, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Hotze and his organization, Liberty Center for God and Country, for civil conspiracy, civil theft, and aiding and abetting Mark Aguirre, the former Houston police captain who faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an Oct. 19 confrontation with Lopez.

Later it was learned that there are phone call recordings with the US Attorney, Ryan Patrick, son of Lt Governor Dan Patrick, asking for support for this scheme against the AC repairman. Yep, voice recordings. You can’t get any more fucked up than this.

So now Hotze is willing to pay $50,000 for evidence of the mythical voting fraud. It’s like looking for a unicorn, blind folded, in the ocean. You can watch conservative Gary Polland, his attorney, try to sugar coat this indictment on Fox News here. It is fun to watch him grovel. He is just so fucked.

Republican sugar daddies come through for Jack Morman

November 5, 2022

Who would have thunk it?

Jack Morman’s sugar daddies came through for him in his last campaign finance report. He “raised” over $811,000 with $550,000 coming from various white wing PACs in in-kind contributions. He “raised” $260,000 with $100,000 coming from Richard Weekley and another $100,000 from Alan Hassenflu another sugar daddy wannabe. Commissioner Steve Radick gave $20,000 as did Tom Ramsey(?).

All in all he raised only $20,000 from various donors. Makes you want to ask “Whose your daddy Jack?”

More missing campaign reports.

October 21, 2022

OK. This is weird.

As mentioned, Danielle Dick, candidate for Harris County Department of Education has not filed a campaign finance report which was due Oct 11, 2022. As of today no report has been filed. I believe that even if you did not raise money or spend money you are still required to file a report. If that is the case, then Dick is following in her husbands ethical foot steps.

Danielle’s treasurer, according to her previous report, is Joe Synoradzki who is her husband’s treasurer also. He is also the treasurer for Joseph Saldana who is also running for Harris County Department of Education Position 1. Joseph has also failed to file a report.

Not quite sure what this is all about. Maybe the Texas Ethics Commission can sort it out.

Missing Campaign Finance reports: Danielle Dick

October 20, 2022

Danielle Dick is running for Harris County Department of Education. Her husband, Eric Dick, is currently on the board but will leave in January to pursue other interests. He ran unsuccessfully for the Harris County Republican nomination for County Treasurer. Even the Republicans had enough of Dick.

Last March Dick was fined $30,000 by the Texas Ethics Commission, which at the time was the 2nd highest fine in TEC history, for various reasons. His final order can be reviewed here. Usually complaints like Dick’s end in a slap on the wrist, a small fine, and a promise not to do it again. Unfortunately for Dick it ended in a large fine and the TEC referred him to the Texas Bar for possible disciplinary action.

Joe Synoradzki according to LinkedIn works at the Dick Law Firm. He is also the treasurer for Dick’s campaign and at this point should know the rules of the Ethics commission inside and out. He is also the treasurer for Eric’s wife Danielle and as of today has not filed an campaign finance report which was due earlier this month.

Usually not filing a timely report ends with a slap on the wrist, a small fine, and a promise not to do it again. Let’s see how this one plays out.


The signs of a reborn Republican Party. This is who they are.

October 5, 2022
Democrat’s signs in Fort Bend

You won’t see republican leadership denounce the defacing of political signs in Fort Bend and it Houston just like they have refused to denounce the racist comment made by trump towards Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao. They are silent. They have been ever since trump became their nominee. They not only tolerate racism, sexism, stupidity, corruption, and acting like a bunch of dicks, they encourage it. They think it is funny and have a silent laugh about it.

This is who they are. This is the new Republican Party. Racists, homophobic, Korrupt, Khaotic, and Kruel. The return of the KKK.

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