Turkey Awards 2013

This year’s flock of pavos: pedaling into infamy.
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Posted November 20, 2013 by FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF in News

Cat-birds

Nine lives? Ha! The Fort Worth Cats are immortal. Any other minor-league team with these problems would have been skinned by now. Since being rescued from bankruptcy and foreclosure in 2010, the Cats have faced a litany of problems and embarrassments. Employees and vendors have complained about not being paid. Payroll checks have bounced. Staff turnover is high, and some former employees have blasted the ownership’s incompetence in Facebook posts. The ballpark is looking in need of maintenance. And just when you thought the team couldn’t sink any lower, here comes Jose Canseco. The team hired the former Major League Baseball star turned steroid snitch to a weeklong contract to kick off the 2013 season. Still not low enough for you? Canseco arrived in Fort Worth on the heels of national headlines detailing a rape accusation made against him in Las Vegas (the case was later dropped). Then a Cats official chewed out an umpire after Canseco was called out on strikes, telling the umpire to go easy on the calls when the celebrity slugger was batting. The league’s supervisor of umpires resigned over the incident, but un-resigned a week later. Good grief. “Minor league” is supposed to mean silly stunts and low ticket prices, not slimy antics and low ethics.

The city cut down a giant elm tree on Brian Bentley’s property and offered him a couple of saplings in return.  Jeff Prince

The city cut down a giant elm tree on Brian Bentley’s property and offered him a couple of saplings in return. Jeff Prince

Poor speckled birds

At the Eagle Mountain International Church 20 miles north of Fort Worth, somebody needs to preach a sermon on reaping what you sow. The church has had an outbreak of measles –– yes, as in the 18th-century plague of colonial America. Kenneth Copeland, one of the original proponents of the prosperity doctrine — give to the church and God will make you rich — and mentor to current minister George Pearsons, described vaccinations as “criminal” as recently as 2010. Unfortunately for Copeland, the measles virus apparently did not attend that service, but it did infect 21 congregants so far this year.

Thank goodness for separation of church and state. The Centers for Disease Control recommends parents vaccinate children twice for measles before age 6. Despite recent concerns among parenting groups about a possible link between autism and vaccinations, there has been no definitive proof linking the two.

Butterfingers and bad taste

Look, we don’t blame Josh Hamilton for leaving the Texas Rangers. Nor do we blame him for signing on with a division rival (the Los Angeles Angels) for more money. We do blame him for insulting Rangers fans on his way out of town, calling them “spoiled” by success and saying Dallas was a football town. Well, it is a football town, but an athlete with a little more awareness might instead have thanked the local fans who cheered for him through most of his tenure in a Texas uniform and supported him through his well-publicized struggles with addiction. Hamilton had no such class. Out on the West Coast, his struggles to produce on an overpriced, overhyped Angels team led to so much schadenfreude that even fans in Oakland got into the act, mocking Hamilton’s fielding ineptitude by throwing Butterfinger bars onto the field when he took batting practice. We’re too classy (and love chocolate too much) to do that. We’ll just throw him a turkey leg.

Roasting on the river

It’s difficult to adequately turkify the Trinity River Vision for its abundant supply of gaffes and bad mojo. But, in honor of the meleagris gallopavo, we’ll try.

The TRV was an interesting idea floated a decade ago to beautify the river and spur business and residential growth. But Fort Worth couldn’t afford it — the city seems to have enough trouble keeping its libraries and swimming pools open. So city and regional officials bypassed voters, who weren’t inclined to pay for a project with a price tag that has mushroomed to a billion dollars. State and federal agencies and politicians helped Fort Worth create a private economic-development plan disguised as a flood-control project, and the city used eminent domain to push people off their properties. Meanwhile, the Tarrant Regional Water District serves as the project’s doorman/bouncer, keeping prying eyes away.

More recently, board members jiggered with the election to give incumbents an extra year on their terms. They offered an exclusive deal with no competitive bidding to restaurateur Tim Love to open the Woodshed Smokehouse on the riverbank. This year, a slate of residents challenged long-serving board members, and one challenger earned a seat. Almost immediately, she complained that water district honcho Jim Oliver screamed at her for daring to ask for public information. This “water” project tastes like overcooked bird, but it’s the taxpayers that keep getting roasted.

This isn’t beach soccer.

Last July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal game was a rare chance for locals to see the U.S. national men’s soccer team in action at Cowboys (now AT&T) Stadium. Our country’s soccer federation prefers to schedule the U.S. team’s games in places like New York or Seattle, where Mexican and Central American fans are less likely to turn out in numbers. So it was vital that North Texas make a good impression as a host. And what happened? Instead of rolling sod over artificial turf to create the playing surface (as other stadiums have done), the folks at Cowboys Stadium rolled the sod directly over concrete. Longtime soccer observers were aghast at the condition of the field, and Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated tweeted a picture of a pile of green sand being used to fill in the gaps between the sections of sod. It was a small miracle that none of the players in the two games that evening were seriously injured, but it may be a long while before North Texas gets to see the national soccer team here again. Green sand — kind of sticks in your craw, doesn’t it?

 

Wrap your Turducken in …

Over the last couple of years, bacon has become a cultural phenomenon. It’s starred in countless internet memes, t-shirts, and commercials. Bacon-flavored products have gone where no pig meat flavoring should ever go, into things like toothpaste, ice cream, vodka, and gum. But more offensive than the cultural obsession is its ubiquity in restaurants. Too many alleged chefs are using it like duct tape to hide the deficiencies in their menus. It takes no creativity to add flavor to a dish by throwing in some swine flesh. You can’t order a salad, vegetable, sandwich, shrimp dish, steak, or even a piece of fish anymore without having to ask whether there’s bacon in it. Enough already. Chefs should take a cue from the little piggies and head to the market, where they will hopefully find some other ingredients to use.

New bird on the block

It’s hard being the new guy, especially in the perpetual three-ring circus that is the Fort Worth school board. And even worse, when one of your earliest meetings coincides with a vote by the board on censuring one of its own, Ann Sutherland. But newly elected trustee Matthew Avila seemed to have no problem diving into this mess headfirst. In just his second board meeting after running unopposed for the District 8 seat, Avila voted to censure Sutherland for various behaviors he couldn’t possibly have witnessed first-hand. Not only that, but he seconded the motion. (Fellow newcomer Ashley Paz abstained.) For working so hard to ingratiate himself with the good ol’ boys, Avila gets a slice of half-raw turkey, taken out of the oven way too soon.

 

No one was bullied

in the production of

this Turkey.

Real bullying –– meaning the persistent targeting and humiliation of “outsider” students by their peers –– is an ugly problem that should be dealt with seriously. Unfortunately, the “b” word is now being applied to every form of rudeness or dismissive behavior. The parent of a Western Hills High School football player didn’t do the anti-bullying crusade any favors by filing a bullying complaint against the Aledo High School coaching staff when their Bearcats football team trounced the Western Hills Cougars with an astounding final score of 91-0. That silly complaint made national headlines and confirmed some people’s suspicions that bullies are being searched for (and found) under every rock. While the Bearcats coaches didn’t look good for running the score that high, this Turkey Award goes to the parent. Being a lousy football player may not get you elected homecoming king in Texas, but it hardly makes you a persecuted victim.

 

Blogger surgery: Open skull, remove birdbrain.

So let’s get this straight: The anonymous author of The Real Wendy Davis blog is criticizing a politician for being too attractive, right? The author called Davis a “Surgically Constructed Human Barbie Doll” and asserted that it’s not OK for someone who stands up for women’s rights to look nice. The blogger posted old college pictures of Davis, in which he described her as being frumpy, plain-faced, and flat-chested, and juxtaposed them with current pictures where she looks like a “buxom blonde.” Well now, there’s a scandal. This blogger gets an Air Turkey for irrelevance — one blast on a turkey call. Done.

 

A slice of the (pumpkin) pie

For the first time in five years, the Arts Council of Fort Worth has been tossed a bone by the city. The Fort Worth City Council has agreed to fatten the 50-year-old nonprofit’s coffers by $1.4 million, an increase of a little more than $600,000 from the previous year’s level of funding. The arts council will distribute that money to several dozen Tarrant County groups, including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Opera, and Texas Ballet Theater. Good news, right?

Sure. On the surface.

Beneath the surface –– like, 1.5 miles down –– is a different story. Most of that fiscal boost will come from the city’s gas well and mineral lease trust fund. Some scientists say that the Barnett Shale’s  output may dwindle considerably over the next few years alone, potentially leaving arts funding back where it was: out in the cold.

In most metropolises across the country, dough for the arts comes from a city’s culture and tourism fund. Fort Worth’s, though, supports only two organizations: the Convention and Visitors Bureau (fair enough) and the Will Rogers Memorial Center, whose chief revenue-generating attraction is the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. And as long as the super-powerful Basses are behind the stock show (and they will be until the world ends or turns vegetarian, whichever comes first), you can bet that arts funding in Fort Worth will forever be hitched to a rickety wagon. Go, Cowtown.

 

Bird flambé

A “straw turkey” goes to Range Resources for the way the Fort Worth-based natural gas company puts up a false front when confronted with its misdeeds, rather than just fixing the problem. In Pennsylvania, Range’s drilling activities ruined a farm owned by Ron Gulla. The company denied any wrongdoing, then paid Gulla $1.5 million for the damage, then sued to get him to leave the property. In 2010, when three families in Pennsylvania said their wells had gone bad due to Range drilling nearby, Range produced tests showing their water was fine. But Microbac Laboratories, the company used by Range, later lost its Pennsylvania accreditation due to serious testing violations.

Closer to home, not long after Range drilled two wells in Parker County, Steve Lipsky discovered he could set his well water on fire and contacted Alisa Rich of Wolf Eagle Environment to test it. She found it to be heavily contaminated with methane and turned over the data to the EPA. Did Range apologize and clean up the mess? No. Instead, the company hit Lipsky and Rich with a $3 million defamation lawsuit.

Just remember, Range is the company that anti-fracking activist Sharon Wilson embarrassed in 2011, when she attended an industry convention and taped a Range presentation, during which the speaker boasted that the company had several psychological-warfare specialists in place to deal with any gnarly citizen who objected to fracking. Having that “understanding of psy ops” has been “applied very helpfully here for us in Pennsylvania,” the speaker said.

And, for lifetime achievement…

Rick Perry, it just wouldn’t be a Turkeys issue without you. You oversee a state where nearly 6.5 million Texans lack any form of health insurance, yet you call the Affordable Care Act a “monstrosity.” The real monstrosity is a state with a treasury stoked with natural gas revenues and robust corporate earnings that turns a blind eye toward those at the bottom of the economic ladder. And yes, that’s still true despite the current debacle of Obamacare’s implementation.

Too bad. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 28.6 million uninsured and privately insured Texas could benefit from the opportunities offered under the Affordable Care Act marketplace.


19 Comments


  1.  
    Avid Fan

    How right you are. The FWISD Three Ring Circus will continue as long as the powers that be in Cowtown allow Judy “Medusa” Needham to control the Board. Change is long overdue. Avila was just her latest toy/victim. Hopefully he learned his lesson. Hard to feel sorry for Sutherland who was content to sit back in silence and watch others suffer. Hopefully the Palazzolo trial will convince someone – anyone – Needham has done enough damage to the children, teachers and employees of FWISD. Needham, Sims and Dansby – the last of the Tocco relics – need to go – along with their cronies. Ashley and Cinto are much needed breaths of class and fresh air.




  2.  
    Justice

    WOULDN’T IT BE KIND OF SAVAGE FOR A TURKEY TO BE FED TURKEY? AVILA IS A WORTHLESS WANNA BE LOSER, WHO GOT ON THE BOARD, B/C NO ONE HAD THE CAJONES (OR THE PSYCHOSIS) TO RUN AGAINST HIM! YOU RAN UNOPPOSED AVILA; THE SEAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU, B/C YOU WERE THE ONLY BOOB IDIOTIC ENOUGH TO TAKE IT! WE ALL HAD HOPES, REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU GOT ON THE BOARD, YOU WOULD HOLD THE MINIONS ACCOUNTABLE. BUT NO; YOU DECIDED TO VOTE ON SOMETHING YOU KNEW SQUAT ABOUT, JUST TO IMPRESS THE ASSES OF NEEDHAM AND DANSBY. AND YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A LAWYER? YOU WOULD THINK YOU WOULD KNOW ABOUT ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL COURTESY. WHY VOTE ON SOMETHING YOU HAD NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE TERM “ABSTAIN”? WELL, AFTER YOUR STINT AND JASON SMITH (THE OTHER LEGAL BOTTOM FEEDER) SHOWED HIS TRUE COLORS BEING REPLACED AS PALAZZOLO’S LAWYER; I AM CONVINCED THAT MOST JD’S DEALING WITH THE ISD, IN ANY CAPACITY, ARE GREEDY AND UNSCRUPULOUS!

    I AM HOPEFUL STILL, AFTER 3+ YEARS, THAT PALAZZOLO’S TRIAL IS GOING TO MAKE HISTORY, IN TERMS OF IMPOSING THE BAD KARMA THAT IS DUE TO ALL OF YOU HALF-BAKED “TURKEYS” ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, INCLUDING DANSBY AND MOST OF HIS CABINET! YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE. DON’T THINK FOR A MINUTE THAT YOU ALL HAVE BROKEN PALAZZOLO! BY THE TIME IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE, YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE EATING MORE THAN RAW SLICES OF TURKEY; YOU WILL ALSO BE SERVED A NICE BIG HELPING OF CROW! BON APPETITE!!!




  3.  
    Matthew Avila

    I received a “Turkey” award from the Fort Worth Weekly for my “unsubstantiated” censure of a fellow board trustee. Welcome to politics…Anyone who know me at all knows I don’t do anything without full knowledge of the facts and without a thorough analysis. It’s a deeply rooted conviction, a part of my personality, and is supported by years of scientific and legal training. I’m being chastised for the same skills that are helping to turn this district around. I appreciate and respect your opinion Fort Worth Weekly, but you missed the mark on this one.

    Respectfully,
    Matthew Avila
    FWISD Board of Education, Trustee – District 8




  4.  
    Reader

    I believe the point was, as with the leaked audio on Palazzolo, you had no personal knowledge about what Needham and Dansby (who obviously stabbed his former supporter in the back) were claiming. The Board in general flounders around without any knowledge of FACTS – just listen to yourselves in the Palazzolo audio. No FACTS. It was unfortunate that you allowed yourself to be ‘played” by “Medusa” – but it is politics and you are “new”. Employees beg to differ with you that the Weekly “missed the mark on this one”. The Weekly hit the nail on the head. Cowboy up and move on.




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      Insider

      It’s indeed unfortunate that partisan politics seems to cloud the greater issue of free speech. While the Weekly may indeed have a liberal “tilt”, it is far from being a “rag”. In Cowtown it is the ONLY choice for objective reporting on the School Board, Water Board, Drilling, Prisons, politics, society and so much more. The Star PravdaGram long ago lost the honor of being considered a “newspaper”. Not only do they censor the news and stifle objective thinking, they now suppress free speech. They are a failing enterprise and will continue to loose revenue as citizens starved for information search elsewhere.
      As for Mr. Avila’s comment about possessing; “…. skills that are helping to turn this district around.” I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt only if you confine your “description” to the three newcomers on what certainly is a corrupt Fort Worth ISD School Board. Scandal after scandal, blatant nepotism, raises, promoting of former mistresses and family members of the Superintendent and sitting Board Members – all continues unabated while student performance declines. No amount of $$$ will change that. No one has accounted for the alleged 90 million Dansby “saved” in the last Bond by simply not doing work promised to taxpayers. Who will watchdog the latest Bond? Will marginal land owned by the partner of Judy Needham REALLY be used for a new FWISD building? Did Dansby REALLY promise the Bond contract to one of Mr. Avila’s largest financial contributors? How did Linebarger get the FWISD contract Ms. Needham? Did you really share the competing bid? The truth is, FWISD will never be turned around until Needham, Sims, Moss and other corrupt dinosaurs are gone. Dansby, Sorum, Monge, Everest, Ray, Steinart (the list goes on and on) must be given their walking papers. You need to clean house and start over Mr. Avila. Only the light of day will cleanse FWISD and that is why only a trial will expose what has been business as usual at FWISD. As an attorney and “doctor” your first question should be to see all of the evidence FWISD’s attorneys are keeping from the Board. Start by reading the teacher statements about Izzy Perry and then ask Needham and Dansby about their role in covering for her all those years as she harassed and bullied teachers, students and parents alike. Read the old Star Telegram Watchdog who I believe reported on her theft of gate receipts at athletic events… Better still, just read Betty Brink’s cumulative works on FWISD since the Palazzolo witch hunt began. Then Mr. Avila, put you skills to work. Then again, this is only one opinion.




  5.  
    Fairness and Equality

    Mr. Avila- How sad and lacking is both your scientific and legal training if your thorough analysis of Ms. Sutherland led you to second the motion and vote to censure her. You, then, were part of that conspiracy to ambush Sutherland that night without the benefit of her receiving prior notice of the accusations made against her. How admirable of her to so articulately respond to each and every accusation; those accusations, if you had studied them more closely, describe the very essence of what board members are supposed to be doing; asking the probing/pertinent questions, not taking/trusting the word of administrators who do not follow their own policies/practice, and seeking accountability for the sake of the citizens/residents of the District.
    Mr. Avila, you were not voted or allowed to step in to a cheerleading slot. The FWISD is not supposed to be an extension of the Chamber of Commerce. It is the board that supervises the largest educational institution in Fort Worth and with that should come the ever vigilance of its board members that all FWISD students receive the necessary services to create an educated populace in our city. Your action against Ms. Sutherland is a dictatorial move to silence true accountability. Too bad that your scientific and legal training cannot see that the Weekly got it right and you were in the wrong.




  6.  
    Justice

    “Me thinks thou protests too much!” Come on Avila; you think that we are going to fall for that “Scientific and legal training” mumbo jumbo?! How are YOU helping to turn this district around? I am sure that Paz and Cinto would like to know the answer to question as well! You sound self-absorbed; a perfect characteristic for someone, who slid into a board member position and didn’t have to run on his own merits. You did wrong, not only to vote to censure Sutherland, but also to trash Palazzolo in the audio. Your smug tone was proof enough for me, as you laughed and carried on with Dansby and others in the board room. Have you read ALL the information on Palazzolo, enough to pass judgment on him so quickly? Were you debriefed the day of the censure vote, to give you the comfort to vote and motion with such ease? You know what THEY have told you, b/c if you checked the REAL facts about the censure and the Palazzolo case, you wouldn’t be so likely to support any of the old regime on the board. You are a cracker jack Avila and your reaction to these comments and Fort Worth Weekly, are so customary of someone, who is trying to tap dance his way out of the truth!!! Back off the Weekly, b/c they very seldom get things wrong, especially when they expose people for who they really are! I may not be extremely happy with them here of late, considering that the work Betty Brinks started appears to have fallen by the wayside. However, they have been the ONLY paper that has taken the bull by the horns and publishes what has transpired with YOUR board versus Palazzolo in the past 3 years! Surely you know you are surrounded by corrupt, selfish, unethical people, who could care less of who they sacrifice for personal gain. Yes, you have showed them indeed, where your loyalty is and will be, as long as these evil doers are still at the helm. You are one of “them” and will continue to be! So don’t try to pretend you are so righteous, b/c you are not! You are just one more lifeless puppet at the hands of the master puppeteer known as Judy Needham. Don’t think YOU alone are making a difference to change the climate of the board, if anything; you are just another spider on the tangled web that this district continues to weave. Let me know how that works out for you!




  7.  
    Typhoon2

    Lol! I so enjoy reading a liberal rag occasionally ! Just an fyi…we get it! You hate conservatives , you love liberals , and that’s that. Ted Cruz is a hero . Wendy Davis is the biggest joke of the year , by far! She wore tacky shoes and championed the “right” to kill the unborn !




    •  
      Mitt's Ghost

      I agree. Wendy Davis should have done what she was supposed to do, and that is: get the boob job and the hair bleached, marry a guy who sells insurance, join the junior league, pop out a few future All Saints Episcopal School kids, and then sit around the country club pool and complain about her insurance selling husband. Isn’t that what these women are supposed to do? Who cares about her championing the right to kill the unborn. My God, she wore tacky shoes while doing it. That in and of itself shows she just doesn’t know her station in life.




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      Dear Typhoon2,

      Ted Cruz isn’t a joke he’s an tea pot Anarchist who will never be satisfied until he brings this country to it’s knees, in front of him. I think its rather ironic you calling Wendy Davis a joke considering who our current governor is mr. good hair.

      And far as foot wear goes your insult of wendy’s trademark is insulting to the thousands of lower and unemployed ethnically diverse woman who will now have to walk hundreds of miles in their less than new shoes to receive reproductive health care denied to them by stinking rich $100.00 shoe warning rick perry and minions.




  8.  
    j

    I’ve read your mag for the last time. I’m pro choice, do not attend church, ok with gay marriage, and a REPUBLICAN. Keystone jobs 400? Are u on crack? Ted Cruz is trying to save your snotty ass, and I’m sure u could use a job instead of spewing your radical leftish agenda. Gain some wisdom before u preach your crap.




    •  
      Ben T. Holland

      j….What do you eat? How old are you? Look….many normal Americans sleep in on Sunday, no normal person gives a flip if Gays choose to marry (why would they), and Gayle Reeves has probably the best job in Texas, and additionally sports an extremely shiney ass. Snotty? Are you blind as well as bigoted and hammer-headed. The Fort Worth Weekly is flying with the Angels & the Startle-Gram is gasping for breath (you might be aware that the Startle-Gram laughed, and slapped it’s leg, and as you have, denigrated the Weekly. Practically every American who can read, and that loves Jesus and freedom is pro-choice. Another thing, every Repug in Congress (excluding nit-wits) hate the Tea-Baggers. Cruz and the Baggers shut the United States of America down. You read the papers? My bird-dog Roxy is smarter than the lot of you losers combined. I’m praying for your dumb asses.




  9.  

    Ok, sorry I’ve been away for a while but here goes. Avila you’re were plain wrong for putting yourself in the Sutherland mess. You were to new and could not have been completely informed on what the real reason for her censure was. Same for Joe’s case. Nobody’s buying the “training” you claim to have that allowed you to weigh in on issues more complicated than you had time to truely grasp. Also we all know you weren’t elected. You hold you position through a series of backroom deals that gave you your seat by default. You’re making the same mistake Walter Dansby has made,, you’re taking your self too seriously. You claim to be working ro make the district better but until you step away from the Needham click and begin to think for yourself you won’t help to improve anything in the district. Stop and do the job that you should be doing, taking care of the students of the FWISD.
    Now Ted Cruz. He’s the most dangerous Senator since Tail-Gunner Joe McCarthy. Like McCarthy, Cruz is a self-promoter that uses misinformation and out and out lies to push a controversial agenda that’s bad for the country. He’s a hypocrite, like McCarthy, that pretends ro be be pious and self-rightious but isn’t. His ideas are wrong and wrong-headed but they get him the publicity that he craves and money from donors that are his real motivation for what he says and does.




  10.  
    weekly reader

    With a potential local and statewide “Turkey goldmine”, the FWW has elected to ignore some Turkeys of their own political leanings. How about the DA Craig Watkins/Barron Blue scenario? John Wiley Price? The Obama appointed Texas US Atty who “prosecuted” Mark Cuban, costing the taxpayers thousands, but forgot to produce any “evidence” acceptable to a rational jury? The Tarrant/Dallas County county Medicaid fraud dentists who bilked tax payers out of a cool $51 million (state and federal funds) and were not indicted or prosecuted (by the above mentioned DA)–and as an extra “taxpayer bonus”- the money has not been recovered? The on-going disaster that is JPS Hospital? Injury prone(can’t stay on the bike) Mayor Betsy’s decision to fund bicycling rather than stray animal welfare? The Obama administration IRS official who charges the taxpayers $400,000 annually for transportation between Washington DC and her cushy DFW home? I would say that some local or Texas “turkeys” are treated more like ” golden calfs” than the tough old bird ideologues, they actually are.




    •  
      jeff.prince

      Watkins and Price are Dallas officials. We don’t do Dallas. Obama is a national figure. We have enough turkeys right here in Tarrant County.




      •  
        JN

        Well, Jeff, I liked Weekly Reader’s comments and I predicted that you might use that “local only” excuse as a cop-out but Ted Cruz and Rick Perry are not just local figures, either…and they landed your coveted Big Gobbler designations. Think globally Jeff…




  11.  

    JN, unlike Price and Watkins, Cruz and Perry are supposed to represent the entire state so I believe they qualify.




  12.  
    Reader

    Frankly I missed seeing Walter Dansby and the entire FWISD School Board (except the newbies) on the gobbler list.




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