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Photos | Joey G. Dauben for Mayor by Joey G. Dauben
May 2, 2011, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Elections, Palmer, Palmer 75152, Palmer City Council

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How’d Palmer’s Libertarian Candidates Do on Nov. 2? by Joey G. Dauben
November 3, 2010, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Elections

Palmer candidates are in italics. Spence is a reserve officer for Palmer PD, so that’s why he’s listed in italics.

County Judge
Carol Bush – 23,881 (votes) – 86%
Brandy L. Owen – 3,774 – 13%

District Clerk
Melanie Price Reed – 23,236 – 85%
Shannon Hunter – 3,996 – 14%

County Clerk
Cindy Polley – 23,527 – 85%
Kellie Robinson – 3,893 – 14%

County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Bill Dodson – 4,388 – 78%
Daryl Ray Spence – 901 – 16%
Write-In – 294 – 5%

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1
Bill Woody – 5,599 – 85%
Terri Bernard Delgado – 920 – 14%

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2
Jackie Miller Jr. – 6,948 – 89%
Amy Sierra – 858 – 11%


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Exclusive | SD-22 Documents Prove Brian Birdwell Ineligible by Joey G. Dauben
June 16, 2010, 11:10 pm
Filed under: Elections

My journalistic life has been defined by not exactly what I have written, but how I obtain documents…and more often than not, I obtain the explosive stuff via envelopes in obscure parking lots of department stores or grocery stores (cases in point: 1: My Ferris’ shoot-feral dog policy that went international; and the Democratic Ellis County assistant DA Cindy Hellstern’s husband was caught masturbating in public only to have her boss and the sheriff cover it up.) Such is the case from today in which I was hand-delivered documents that are public record now…but only now, are they actually “in print.” The Ellis County Observer and The Palmer Post are one in the same, though in two platforms: the ECO is a blog, The Post is a newspaper.

We Own You

The Texas Constitution requires that candidates for state senate reside in one of the 31 districts five years prior, are U.S. citizens and at least 26. Birdwell meets the last two, but not the first…he last voted in Virginia in 2006, and applied for hunting/fishing licenses in Virginia in 2008…(see below)

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David Sibley on YouTube: ‘I Supported Democrats in the Past…’ by Joey G. Dauben
June 16, 2010, 4:04 am
Filed under: Brannon Bridge, Elections, News Staff, The Palmer Post

Brannon Bridge, the expert reporter-Young Republican for The Palmer Post and The Ellis County Observer, attended the David Sibley meet-and-greet last night at Rogers Hotel.

Forward to 2:59 in the video where Sibley, who claims the mantle of “Tea Party values” but is in reality a liberal Republican In Name Only, speaks about supporting Democrats in the past and how one must work with the other side to get things done…

Then forward to 1:03 to get the Sibley campaign asking why Bridge was filming….

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I haven’t discussed with Brannon who he’s going to vote for on June 22’s run-off for the remainder of Kip Averitt’s term (Kip resigned for health reasons…) But I’m voting for Brian Birdwell knowing full and well that the stack of documents I have prove he is ineligible to serve as our state senator. His last vote in 2006 was in Virginia. State law requires one to be a resident at least five years prior to running for state senate. Birdwell’s a conservative, but just how much is the Democratic National Committee working with him? Quite a bit, from what The Ellis County Observer is hearing in the field…

We are ardent Darren Yancy backers, and to date, this blog has been the only media outlet (and an editorial I wrote for The Ellis County Press) to expose the Brazos River Authority scandal…just Google “Brazos River Authority scandal.”

Green Party of Texas Qualifies for 2010 Ballot by Joey G. Dauben
June 10, 2010, 3:58 pm
Filed under: Elections
kat swift, Statewide Coordinator, cell 210-471-1791,
Christine Morshedi, State Co-Chair, cell 832-584-6043,
Austin, TX, June 9, 2010 - Yesterday, the Secretary of State approved the Green
Party as a qualified political party in the state of Texas.  
Texans are eager to have more choices and more voices on the ballot this
November as evidenced by the approximately 93,000 signatures the Green Party
gathered in 75 days and turned in on May 24, 2010 - more than double the amount
required for ballot access.
Based on feedback received from petitioners, about one in three persons asked
was eligible and willing to sign, and on average one of the remaining two was
ineligible.  Primary voters regularly voiced their anger about being ineligible
to sign because they had exercised their right to vote in the March Primaries.  
This is the first time in 8 years that the Green Party has been successful in
achieving ballot status in Texas due to the restrictions and high costs, as well
as the structural flaws in the electoral system created by the Democratic and
Republican Parties.
According to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, before 1967, Texas election
laws did not require a new party, or any party, to submit any petition at all -
they only had to hold county conventions in 20 counties and a state convention.
Under those rules, Texas never had more than 6 parties on the ballot in the
entire history of government-printed ballots.
Green Party candidates offer a choice to voters who want to see the reformation
of democracy through voter-verifiable ballots, fair and equal ballot access,
public financing of campaigns, a sustainable and decentralized economy, the end
of corporate welfare, the elimination of regressive taxation, and an emergency
halt to the environmental destruction of our natural resources, such as the ones
occurring in the Gulf and potentially in Andrews County.
The Green Party will nominate statewide candidates at its state convention this
Saturday, June 12, in San Antonio, TX, at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center,
922 San Pedro.
Media can register for press passes via email: -
please include your full name, phone number, the name of the news outlet you
represent, and whether you plan on joining us for lunch.
For more information about the Green Party's candidates and stance on issues,
see the Ten Key Values and Platform at

The Palmer Post Endorsements 2010 by Joey G. Dauben
May 23, 2010, 1:39 am
Filed under: Elections, Endorsements 2010

Several reporters and editorial board members of The Palmer Post (The Conservative Voice of Palmer) made the following recommendations (“endorsements”) for 2010:

Tentative Candidacies
U.S. Senate
Republican Michael Williams

Railroad Commission
Republican Chad Adams

State Senate District 22 | June 22 Run-Off
Republican Brian Birdwell

U.S. Congress | 6th District
Republican Joe Barton
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