Yearly Archives: 2007

CITY COUNCILMAN PETER BROWN SAYS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHOULD RESIGN!

DO YOU AGREE WITH BROWN THAT CHUCK SHOULD CALL IT QUITS!

Here’s the statement from Brown:

The strength of character to sincerely apologize is laudable, but we need a DA who is unquestionably a role model, who never has to apologize for conduct in public office. This is about basic American principles, integrity and character. It bespeaks a lack of personal discipline and good judgement, fatal character flaws in a District Attorney. This pattern of behavior can carry over into a miscarriage of justice.

From now on, Rosenthal’s authority as a public official is suspect. Should the voters forgive him?……perhaps so as a human being, but not as our DA, not at the ballot box. A thorough, impartial investigation of conduct in the DA’s office is in order. As a citizen, taxpayer and citywide elected official, in my view, the best course under these circumstances is for Rosenthal to resign.

Houston City Council Member Peter Brown, At-large Position 1.

DO YOU BELIEVE THIS OR NOT?

This report is from Media Take Out so believe it or not. Some are questioning if the conversation is real but it alleges rapper Bow Wow wanted to hook up with a Houston resident for some overtime action!

The Report:

December 29, 2007. Looks like Bow Wow’s been doing some more MySpace pimpin’. Here’s a conversation he had , over Myspace with one of our teenage readers:

From: Bow Wow
Date: Dec 28, 2007 9:57 PM

hit me up
—————– Original Message —————–
From: [TEENAGE FAN]
Date: Dec 28, 2007 8:06 PM

DUDE?! OKAY…iM N HOUSTON, LOL…R U PURPOSELY NOT READiNG THiS MESSAGE.

iM HiTTiN U UP PiMPiN!
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Bow Wow
Date: Dec 28, 2007 10:08 PM

u down for w.e
—————– Original Message —————–
From: [TEENAGE FAN]
Date: Dec 28, 2007 8:09 PM

DEPENDS ON WHAT U WANT. SURE…
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Bow Wow
Date: Dec 28, 2007 10:09 PM

sex
—————– Original Message —————–
From: [TEENAGE FAN]
Date: Dec 28, 2007 8:10 PM

HOW U PLAN ON MEETiN UP….? AND WHAT U iN TX 4? WASNT U JUST DOWN HERE LiKE 2 WEEKS AGO?
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Bow Wow
Date: Dec 28, 2007 10:11 PM

vistin family. so r u sure ur down
—————– Original Message —————–
From: [TEENAGE FAN]
Date: Dec 28, 2007 9:14 PM

YEA iWiLL SO WATS DA PLAN
—————– Original Message —————–
From: Bow Wow
Date: Dec 28, 2007 11:15 PM

u down for f*ckin my homeboys
—————– Original Message —————–
From: [TEENAGE FAN]
Date: Dec 28, 2007 9:16 PM

NAW F*CK DAT. AiNT SH*T iN iT 4 ME, LOL
—————– Original Message —————–

From: Bow Wow
Date: Dec 28, 2007 11:17 PM

aite 1

— END OF CONVERSATION —

DON’T BUST A CAP IN SOMEONE’S A** THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, PLEASE!

A MESSAGE FROM HOUSTON CITY COUNCILMAN ADRIAN GARCIA!

District H Council Member Adrian Garcia invites you to join him in announcing awareness of New Years Holiday Celebratory Gunfire. As you know, citizens tend to randomly fire their firearms in the air, in celebration of New Years, Independence Day, and other holidays. There have been many deaths in past years in connection to bullets plummeting down from the sky, as a direct result of this reckless behavior. Council Member Garcia urges Houstonians to take the lead in reporting these acts to the proper authorities, in hopes of making arrests, not continuing this practice, as well as saving innocent lives.

“I am asking all good neighbors to stand together to stop this dangerous practice, and report anyone you see discharging their firearm. We need to remind folks that no one needs to celebrate any occasion like this, and by stopping those who do, we are saving innocent lives! I trust that Houstonians will take the initiative, help keep our neighborhoods safe. This is also a good time to remember that having a firearm in the home is serious responsibility. I urge
gun owners to use gunlocks to avoid accidents.” stated Council Member Garcia.

Reminder:
What: Celebratory Gunfire Press Conference
Where: Moody Park 3725 Fulton, Houston, TX.
When: 10:00 A.M.

(Note of major accomplishments: Councilman Garcia no longer calls me Isaac after interviewing him a million times. I am so proud of that!)

TEXAN OF THE YEAR: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

GETTING INTO THE US BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Because everybody in Texas “has felt the tidal wave of his presence,” the illegal immigrant has been named the Texan of the Year by The Dallas Morning News.

“We can’t seem to live with him and his family, and if we can live without him, nobody’s figured out how,” the story posted on The Dallas Morning News Web site on Saturday said.

The newspaper identified illegal immigration as perhaps the largest story in the nation and in the state in 2007. Texas’ immigrant population has increased by nearly 33 percent since 2000, according to an analysis of government data by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies.

In that period, the number of total immigrants entering the country has exceeded all previous historical eras. Half the immigrants in Texas — about 7 percent of all Texans — are here illegally.

“The illegal immigrant is the waiter serving margaritas at our restaurant table, the cook preparing our enchiladas,” the story said. “He works grueling hours at a meatpacking plant, carving up carcasses of cattle for our barbecue (he also picks the lettuce for our burgers). He builds our houses and cuts our grass. She cleans our homes and takes care of our children.”

The newspaper says that to their champions, illegal immigrants are “decent, hardworking people who, like generations of European immigrants before them, just want to do better for their families.”

But the newspaper says that to opponents of illegal immigration, those who come to the United States illegally “are essentially lawbreakers who violate the nation’s borders. They use public resources schools, hospitals to which they aren’t entitled and expect to be served in a foreign language. They’re rapidly changing Texas neighborhoods, cities and culture, and not always for the better. Those who object get tagged as racists.”

EXPERIENCING THE LIGHT RAIL AGAIN!

HOUSTON TRAFFIC SIGNALS FAVOR THE TRAIN OVER HUMANS!


As I’ve previously posted here on The Insite the downtown light rail train can put you in a very scary situation. I reported how I was once crossing the street in my car during a green light when it instantly turned red on me and out of know where there was the train. The yellow signal must have been like half a second. I assumed the city signal lights favor the train. This Saturday night I was walking across the rail line with a white signal for pedestrians. It also instantly turned red on me when the train approached. Now most downtown pedestrian crossings have the countdown on them. This countdown went straight to zero when the train appeared on the next block. I had to move it before I ended up a light rail statistic. So The Insite warning of the day: Be very careful crossing the light rail anywhere because the signal lights prefer the train over you!

JUST BECAUSE THEY SAY AIR IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE AIR JORDANS!

WOULD YOU WEAR A PAIR OF K*AIR SNEAKERS?

My sister in Baton Rouge, La. said she learned a very good lesson this year: Every pair of sneakers labeled ‘Air’ ain’t necessarily Nike Air Jordans. She tells me she thought she had quite a bargain for her sons. She picked up two pair of ‘Airs’ from the local convenience store (mistake #1) for $19 each. When she got home her sons schooled her and told her those weren’t Nike Air but ‘K’ Air. A cheap no name brand knock off they sell at convenience store. My sister said she ended up taking them back and passing on the $100 pair that most parents have come to know and hate. Have you ever purchased a pair of ‘K’ Air sneakers? Would you?

YOU KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TACO BELL IS CLOSED WHEN….

THE EMPLOYEES USE AN ENTIRE CAR TO BLOCK THE DRIVE THRU!

It was quite clear the employees of the Taco Bell in The Woodlands had enough of people pulling through their drive thru after they’ve closed. When I pulled up late one night they actually had a car blocking the drive thru. Now if that doesn’t send you a message nothing will!

(p.s. I think this qualifies for the ‘hot ghetto mess’ way of doing business in The Woodlands!)

THE FBI INDICATES HATE CRIMES ARE AT THEIR LOWEST LEVEL IN HOUSTON!

DO YOU AGREE WITH THE STATISTICS?

Hate crimes in Texas fell to their lowest level in five years and Houston has the lowest per-capita rate of hate crimes among the nation’s ten largest cities. That’s according to
FBI statistics. The FBI says that there were 7,722 hate crimes motivated by prejudice against race, religion, sexual orientation or a disability in the United States in 2006. That included 245 in
Texas. Those figures represent about a seven percent increase nationally but a six percent drop in Texas. Houston, which is the state’s largest city with about 2.1 million people, reported 20 hate crimes in 2006. The FBI says that Dallas recorded 39 hate crimes and San Antonio recorded 28.