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It is time for a real change

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By now, we will have elected our new 40th District Court judge who, if history is a good indicator, will sit on that bench for a long, long time.

Also, we will have a new JP over in Precinct 4, and statewide, a new justice for Texas Supreme Court, Place 3.

Congratulations should go out to the winners, along with our prayers for their health and wise decisions.

But do not let your vote-casting hand get too comfortable, for we have yet another very important election coming up just around the corner.

Mark your calendar and tie a string around your voting finger for Saturday, May 8.

We have a senator for Senate District 22 to elect, hopefully a new (and better) one.

Perhaps the departing senator (Kip Averitt) did a good job for some of the people down at Waco and McLennan County, but my overall impression of him falls over on the negative side.

It is time for a real change, though our U.S. congressman has already endorsed David Sibley, I understand, who is not real change either.

State Senate District 22 encompasses 10 Central Texas counties, they being, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Ellis, Navarro, Hill, Bosque, Coryell, McLennan and Falls.

State senators vote on a myriad of important issues for us and should be conservative…really conservative, so be prepared to cast an informed vote, then do not allow May 8 pass you by without that vote.

As of this writing, voting locations have not yet been posted on the Ellis County Web site for the May 8 Special Election but, after our election this week, Jane Anderson will post them at http://co.ellis.tx.us.

Candidate for state senator, Brian Birdwell met with a group of Ellis County "Tea Party" people in the last few days, answering any questions they might have.

One of my questions was, "Are you a fighter?" Politics, we have and continue to learn, is a dirty business, requiring representatives who will fight on our behalf.

That kind, as we have become well aware, is scarce as hen’s teeth.

Brian Birdwell was in the Pentagon on 911 doing his job, which has to do with nuclear, and I perceive him to be some kind of expert in the field (hope I pronounced nuclear properly).

He did not escape injury, having to endure an astronomical number of days in Intensive Care. He is continuing his fight under special medical care, part of which includes extensive reconstructive plastic surgery.

One Tea Partier said Birdwell stopped the 757 jetliner with his finger. Brian said he’d probably not be here at all, had the plane been a 747. The 747 is a widebody commercial airliner, while the 757, though newer, must be smaller in overall size.

Taking all of this into consideration, I have associated Brian’s name to the 911 Pentagon incident.

The big bird plummeted into his office building and he miraculously has finally arrived for our perusal, well, well; Bird-well. Get it? Not funny, McGee…

Brian Birdwell says he will stand up for Texas against the Obama agenda, will cut spending and promote limited government, reducing our tax burden. He is for protecting our property and gun rights and will defend the unborn. That, in itself, is a mouthful.

I believe he is a fighter and will fight on our behalf to do these and other positive things, if elected. It will be a long road to state senator, but I’m convinced Brian Birdwell will work on behalf of Waco and McLennan County AND for the other nine counties in Texas Senate District 22…if we will help him get there.

May God, through Yashua bless.

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