Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Charlie Geren says something stupid

"Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard
Is a proverb in the mouth of fools."
Proverbs 26:9

Last week, Konni Burton wrote an op-ed for the Trib slamming a deal for a Facebook data center in Tarrant County that was loaded with corporate welfare.  In response, Charlie Geren (possibly in a drunken stupor) accused Konni of saying something she never said.  Konni responded this morning on her website:
As many of you know, I have long been an opponent of corporate welfare and wealth redistribution. It’s particularly frustrating when I learn of government taking money from hardworking Texans right here in our community in order to put it into the pockets of politically-connected corporations.
Last Friday I wrote an op-ed bringing to light just how much money was taken from the public and small business owners and given to Facebook in the form of incentives – all for the commitment of 40 jobs.
After publishing my editorial, it was criticized on twitter by a couple of Texas reporters – Scott Braddock and Bud Kennedy. Not only did they profess that I was anti-business because of it, they also insinuated that my op-ed claimed Northwest ISD gave a tax discount to Facebook. Never did I even mention Northwest ISD.
In fact, all I said was money spent out of the Texas Budget goes toward public schools. I once again tweeted my op-ed to show that.
That’s when the most bizarre happened. Siding with the liberal media, Representative Charlie Geren took to twitter and tweeted that I had edited my original op-ed and excluded what these reporters were claiming. The problem for Geren is the op-ed was never edited, and I never made the reporters’ claims.
Read the whole thing here.

Bottom Line: Charlie's accusation is bizarre...was he drunk when he made it?!?


  1. Konni-- You Gotta Know-- If they don't have anything on you--"They'll Make It Up!!"
    That is a small porting of the corrupt liberal mind! To find more info on Liberals-- Check the deepest Pits of Hell! Stay After'm -- Ray

  2. Konni, write an op-ed pondering how many bills Geren is going to get through the Senate in the 85th legislature.

  3. Scott Braddock's whole business model is to get paid by the Lege. No wonder he's baffled that anyone would think it's not awesome.

  4. Let me know if a good conservative steps up to run against Geren. I want to send him some money.