It was three years ago almost to the hour that Jim and I got back on the Island from our evacuation to Austin. I still remember the smell. I also remember my first vision of our island once we were cleared by officer Jansen. It was Denise wasn’t it Jim? I couldn’t see down Clear Lake Road past the Club House for the downed trees. I remember saying to no one in particular that we’d be lucky to have power back by Halloween. What a screaming, stinking mess. How wrong I was. I will admit I was stunned for the first two maybe three days. Stunned. Overwhelmed. The Maestro, AKA, Chief, was hard at it and some of our neighbors had power Sunday night. What we did as a community was nothing short of earth shaking. I thank God for the Salvation Army offering up their less than gourmet fare because their canned peaches were better than anything i had. We emptied our freezers and had a city wide, block by block BBQ. We managed to stay focused and upbeat and we worked our butts off to clean the place up. I saw a lot of that at the benefit Sunday. I want to see more.
The EDC is having a meeting tonight. You should be there to find out what they plan on spending your money on. Yep. Your money. What exactly are they doing since the Town Center isn’t moving forward LIKE WE TOLD THEM TO at the last election. I will be there in spirit but on the soccer pitch in body.
Up Close and Personal
September 14th, 2011
Kelly McGuire and Thom Shepherd
La Brisa on the Creek at 501 N. Wesley Dr. in League City, TX
This is going to be a must see show!
Come out early if you want to get some great food in the
restaurant! La Brisa has some great specials!
Doors open for seating at 7:30 pm and show begins at 8:00 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased on the website at www.redfishisland.com
Check out Thom Shepherd's website and listen to some of his hit songs, Redneck Yacht Club
And see who sings his songs!
Political parties are a "necessary evil" of representative democracy, where combined resources are needed to get candidates elected. In direct democracy, political parties have virtually no effect; in representative government, they have a place. Many thought Sundown was the Town Hall meeting and it was meaningful and direct democracy– not so. In CLS, we are not in direct democracy and we do have parties – they are the Tribes. We have three powerful parties – Caves, Romeos, and Sundowners – and a lot of fringe parties. We look a lot like European democracies – multiple parties that are class-based. The Caves are old and been here a long time. The Romeos have money and their boats are in the yacht club, etc. In addition to party cohesion, parties may also compromise in order to achieve other objectives.
When you lose sight of the goal, those who are organized will win. The Caves are and have – repeatedly. Sundowners, Romeos, Tindell/Aspen – whoever you are – organize! West-enders, Parrot heads; get to it. Form your parties and get organized. Find your candidates. Someone needs to start a silent people club – a 100% anonymous blog maybe. And advertise! I want to know which parties are banding together to form a government – like in Europe. I want to know who represents which party (tribe). Let’s make this a long process so we can ferret out the controlling people with the sweet talk, the bald-faced liars truly representing a tribe, and those that are just plain for themselves or mentally ill. Sun down won’t cut it anymore. Too much drinking there to tell who only shows up only the weeks before an election. Organized tribes are what I want. I want tribes trading off to get candidates elected. I want an open, organized parliamentary system in CLS. Not one tribe controlling six out of apathy and ignorance of the system here!
A bartender is just a pharmacist
With a limited inventory
With a limited inventory