Thursday, August 12, 2010

Listen to Ray Stevens, Vote for Bill Flores, and Stay Tuned to The Hubbard City Cafe

Billy Roy says his old buddy Ray Stevens has outdone himself with his new video and song satirizing and making fun of the illegal immigration thing, "The latest stats are that 1 of every 12 children born in the USA today are to illegal immigrants.  At present, it is estimated that some 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. -- with Latinos accounting for 75% of undocumented U.S. immigrants and about 85% of the births among that group.  How do we punish these illegals?  We make their babies full American citizens and spend an estimate of $338,000,000,000 (that is billions) a year on education, welfare, health care, and services for illegals.  No wonder folks feel like things in today's world are just turned upside down."

Scott Riddle, whose cows may or may not cause global warming in downtown Hubbard every July and August depending on where you take your coffee, says there is hope.  In fact he attended a meeting last night to meet Bill Flores a US Congressional candidate running in District 17 against a longtime career politician.  Seems candidates are flocking to the Hubbard City Cafe to gain support and backing from the prestigious coffee drinkers who call the Cafe their Semi-World Headquarters.

Seems like Scott Riddle feels that a country running a $1.4 trillion deficit every year because of spending habits worse than pipeline cowboys on a Saturday night could benefit from electing some actual experienced and successful business people who are willing to go work to get the kinks out of Washington D.C.

Scott says, "Bill Flores is a CPA, MBA, and former successful CEO of an Oil Company.  He grew up on a ranch and knows what hard work is.  He is a Conservative first, and believes in limited government.  There aren't many guys around these days that would go to Washington to help clean up the Obama/Pelosi/Reid mess."

When I asked Scott about Bill's opponent, Chet Edwards, the answer was, "He is a career politician who voted with a majority of his Democratic colleagues 96.1% of the time during the current Congress.  What else do you need to know?"

Butch Jackson, not to be left out of the conversation, said, "This all comes as that guy in the White House just lost his third CEO of Obama Motors, formerly known as GM until Obama gave it to the United Auto Workers.  Obama's takeover team is made up of politicians, academics, middle aged revolutionaries, and wall street crooks.  There is not a reputable business man that could stomach Obama's socialistic takeover of this country.  And Obama thinks businesses aren't adding jobs because of what is happening in Greece.  Hell, most small business people who create 3/4 of the jobs don't even know where Greece is."

Well certainly the folks have given you thinking people enough to ponder so here are a couple of links to peruse during your pondering.

First, Ray Stevens new video (really good):

Next, Bill Flores Web Site (a really good guy)

Think about it,


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finally, Californians Are Asking For Help From The Folks

To:  Billy Roy Mitchum in care of the Hubbard City Cafe

From:  Dave Hanna (friend of Jim Hammock)

Subject:  California Needs Your Help

BM, I follow your group discussions at the Cafe closely.  I also know that you guys follow our struggles here in California and want you to know there is hope on the horizon for us. In fact we are approaching one of the most important races in the country here in my backyard. California’s gubernatorial election is between Meg Whitman, a Republican and former CEO of eBay, and Jerry Brown, an ultra-liberal and career politician.

Meg joined eBay in March 1998, when it had 30 employees and revenues of approximately $4 million. During her time as CEO, the company grew to approximately 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue by 2008. BM, I know you will agree that Meg produced more jobs at eBay than the entire Obama administration has in their combined careers. This is just what we need at this moment in our country's history.

I am serving as a Co-Chair for Meg’s campaign and doing everything I can to make sure that she’s elected in November. Meg will be in Texas on Monday, August 16th, for three private fund raising events . I’ve included her schedule below and hope that you will encourage your Hubbard City Cafe followers to attend one of her events.

BM, as my good friend Jim Hammock knows, I am a huge fan of the State of Texas. I lived there as an IBM salesman in Houston in the late 6os. I've been in Texas politics starting in 1999 when I served as then Governor Bush's High Tech Co-Chair for California. I'm currently one of two co-chairs in California for the George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU.

And now we Californians, who are trying to straighten out our mess, need help from our Texas friends.

Here is Meg's schedule:

Monday, August 16th

Breakfast – San Antonio 8:00 AM at the Club Giraud
Lunch – Houston 12:00 PM at The Houstonian Hotel
Reception – Dallas 5:00 PM at Crescent Club

Those wishing to attend or make contributions to Meg's campaign may contact Alison McIntosh at 214-520-2194 or

Thanks for your consideration, and I will stop by the Cafe on my next trip through Hubbard.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Marriage, Bailouts, and the Long Hot Summer in Hubbard

Letter to: The Hubbard City Cafe

From: Jim Hammock (Maxine's Youngest Boy)

Date: August 9, 2010

There are some pretty interesting items in the news recently, and I know with the Global Warming thing sapping your strength there in August, it is hard to hold discussions and fix everything. So I thought I might pick up the slack by giving some of my personal views on some fairly important things like marriage.

Well California has done it again. A gay federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling in a lawsuit two gay couples filed, arguing that that the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights.

Supporters of the ban countered that it was necessary to safeguard the traditional understanding of marriage and to encourage responsible childbearing.  California voters passed the ban as Proposition 8 in November 2008, five months after the state Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.  Looks like a big tug of war between citizens and liberal courts.

Arguments to support ruling against the will of the people mostly centered around the fact that everyone has equal rights under the law. The historical issue of outlawing mixed marriages (black and white races) was used to show how you can't trust the citizens to protect people's rights, and we must depend on judges and their interpretation of the Constitution instead. It seems to me this is the wrong way to look at the issue since a huge majority of citizens today would clearly agree that all races have equal rights to marriage.

The issue is what is marriage? For some time, most of the world has defined marriage as the sacred union between one man and one woman.  That definition would exclude multiple men and women, animals, children, objects, and yes, men marrying men and women marrying women. While most of us would agree that all men and women have equal rights to marry, we would not agree that all men, women, children, animals, etc. have the right to define marriage as they and the judges desire. Maybe that is why in every one of the thirty-one states that have put the issue before the people for a vote, true marriage has prevailed. Only judges have ruled otherwise.

In summary, it is pretty simple. Define marriage first, and then determine who has rights to this union. My guess is you should be careful with your definition because gay marriage is just the beginning of a movement to break down, weaken, and even destroy the concept of marriage and family.

Justice Anthony Scalia worries about this slippery slope. He has argued that marriage is the cornerstone of society. He feels marriage is not only a “sacred obligation,” but also a civil contract governed by law. State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, bestiality, child pornography, statutory rape, and polygamy are based on moral choices of society who wishes to protect the time honored concept of the family.

Bottom line, with the problems we are having in this country I feel we should be for most anything that strengthens the family and against most anything that weakens the family. Marriage should be strengthened not weakened. Period.

Also, did you guys notice the Democractic Congress called folks back to Washington to give a $26 Billion bailout to their teacher and police unions in hopes to get out the vote in November. They say don't worry about the deficit because they will raise taxes on businesses to pay for the legislation.  This came out the same week that news about The city of Oakland, California made the rounds. Our California friends laid off over 10 percent of its police force after failing to negotiate a settlement with the police union — whose members earn an average compensation of $162,000 a year.

“What’s going on in Oakland is an example of a phenomenon being seen across the country: states and cities choosing between providing services to the public or maintaining luxury compensation for public employees,” Josh Barro, the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes for the Real Clear Markets website.

As the result of the loss of 80 police officers, Oakland’s police chief says cops will no longer respond to 44 categories of crimes, including grand theft (a large Obama voting group).

Well guys, I will continue to keep watch down here in the cool City of Austin until temperatures drop a little there in Downtown Hubbard City. I know how that Global Warming saps your strength. Don't worry, surely your BAILOUT is in the mail.

Think about it,