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RERfirst – PATRICK GETS ENDORSEMENT AND $741,000 FROM PRO-ABORTION PRO-LGTBQ TLR PAC

This article is the third in a series that will expose the quid pro quo tactics of Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and how he rewards his high-dollar donors.  In this series you will learn how Dan Patrick is not a Republican or conservative but a PLUTOCRAT with the interest of Texas citizens as the least of his concerns. 

In a press release posted on his campaign website, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick proudly announced record fundraising totals pushing his political bank account to $23.7 million dollars.  Patrick also brags that he hauled in $5 million dollars for the July 2021 reporting period and that his fundraising efforts are the most successful for any Lt. Governor in the history of Texas. 

The question that must be asked is how does Dan Patrick raise so much money? 

Dan Patrick’s first priority is to raise money to chase away any potential challengers to his office. 

TLR HAS DONATED $740,926.19 TO LT. GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK IN HIS POLITICAL CAREER. Patrick proudly announced on November 12, 2o21 that he had once again received the endorsement of Texans for Lawsuit Reform. 

Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) could be the most powerful political action committee in the state. It is not an overstatement to publish that they are financially responsible for scores of state officeholders being in office to this day. While TLR touts its conservative Republican credentials, what they don’t want you to know is their nefarious political donations intended to defy the will of a majority of Texans. TLR doesn’t just keep the worst of the RINOs in office under the Pink Dome in Austin, they freely donate to the worst of the worst of the Democrats, too.

If you’ve ever wondered why the conservative agenda of the Texas GOP Platforms never get fully enacted, you can start by paying attention to TLR and who they are backing financially.  They are the essence of the Texas plutocracy – the big-money donors dictate the agenda of Texas government.  The purest of plutocrats doesn’t care what letter comes behind your name as a candidate if once you’re elected you do their will.

The following list of Democrats have been anointed as PLANNED PARENTHOOD CHAMPIONS – whether currently in office or formerly.

Being Democrats that means they are proponents of the neo-morality movement that fights to eliminate Judeo-Christian ethics and governance. They are enemies of life, liberty, and prosperity. Can you count the number of socialist? The list includes the total amount of political contributions given to each by TLR for their political careers as of 2020.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) — $2,500
Planned Parenthood Champion

Former State Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) — $3,500
Planned Parenthood Champion

State Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) — $22,500
Planned Parenthood Champion

State Senator Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) — $308,720.40
Planned Parenthood Champion
Most of the donations were made during a 2013 special election for Texas senate with conservative Black Republican and National Guardsman R.W. Bray in the race. Bray finished third to the two top Democrats: Alvarado and Sylvia Garcia. Garcia was the eventual winner of the seat and is now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

2016 Texas House Candidate Abraham Padron (D-McAllen) — $233,525.00
Former Planned Parenthood Board Member
For the 2016 primary election cycle, TLR’s largest campaign contribution went to this former member of a Planned Board of Directors versus a PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT.

Former State Representative Naomi Gonzalez (D-El Paso) — $481,534.38
Planned Parenthood Champion
Convicted and jailed for DWI

State Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) — $20,000.00
Planned Parenthood Champion

State Rep. Eugene Wu (D-Houston) — $3,500.00
Planned Parenthood Champion

State Senator Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) — $5,000
Planned Parenthood Champion

Former State Rep. Tara Rios Ybarra (D–South Padre Island) — $259,110.33
Planned Parenthood Champion
Indicted for Medicaid Fraud

State Senator Jose Menendez (D–San Antonio) — $38,609.00
Planned Parenthood Champion

Former State Rep. Marisa Marquez (D–El Paso) — $242,867.95
Planned Parenthood Champion

State Sen. Eduardo A Lucio (D–Brownsville) — $291,646.82
Planned Parenthood Champion


State Rep. Ryan A. Guillen (D –Rio Grande City) — $62,525.15
Planned Parenthood Champion
Well, whataya know? Guillen just flipped to Republican. Hmmm… Don’t expect any liberty-driven legislation out of this newly-minted Republican.

Former State Rep. Patrick Rose (D–Dripping Springs) — $91,157.45
Planned Parenthood Champion

State Rep. Oscar L. Longoria (D-Penitas) — $21,000.00
Planned Parenthood Champion
Pictured with Texas Supreme Court Justice and candidate for Attorney General Eva Guzman. Not a good look for Eva, with a socialist Democrat.

State Rep. Alfonso “Poncho” Nevarez (D- Eagle Pass) — $3,000.00
Planned Parenthood Champion
Indicted for Cocaine Possession

Former State Rep. Rene O. Oliveira (D-Brownsville) — $14,500.00
Planned Parenthood Champion
Arrested and charged with DWI

Former State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University) — $387,483.56
Planned Parenthood Champion
Only Texas Republican Ever Endorsed by Planned Parenthood. Sarah Davis was officially censured by the Texas GOP in 2017 for Pro-Abortion Activity. Davis is the first Republican in Texas history endorsed by Equality Texas — a pro-LGBTQ PAC.

TEXANS FOR LAWSUIT REFORM HAS DONATED $2.33 MILLION to 65 PRO-ABORTION, OPEN BORDERS, PRO-LGBTQ DEMOCRATS BETWEEN 2009 AND 2020.

When such copious amounts of money are being donated to such awful political actors, it’s fair to say that TLR is directly responsible for their political advancement. The deep pockets of TLR continually increases the odds that the worst officeholders in Texas state politics remain incumbents and ensures that their ilk is on an election conveyor belt to increase the size of the plutocrat caucus under the Pink Dome.  For any candidate or officeholder to accept campaign contributions from TLR, regardless of party affiliation, means they have been accepted and initiated into the ways and will of the plutocracy – those that write the checks write the rules.

Knowing the TLR history of poisoning officeholders and candidates, and supporting the enemies of life, liberty, and prosperity, why would any person of conscious seeking office want any association with TLR?  Why would Dan Patrick do so when he postures as one that is enslaved by the will of the people? Patrick is not such a public servant.  He lives on the end of the puppet strings of his plutocratic masters.

Below is the record of donations to Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick from TLR.

2014 was a good year for Dan Patrick when it comes to harvesting campaign funds from TLR. The 2014 cycle was Patrick’s first run for the Texas senatorial gavel.  TLR was very generous with total campaign donations of $522,926.19.


For those that remember the nightmare days of Joe Straus being Texas Speaker of the House, TLR supported his political ambitions to the amount of $201,822.40. Thus, TLR has been more generous to some Democrats than to even Satan’s errand boy, “King Joe”. Straus was publicly thanked by the San Antonio chapter of Planned Parenthood after his first session as Speaker for advancing their agenda.

The Texas real estate magnate Dick Weekley of David Weekley Homes is at the top of the TLR organizational chart along with Houston businessman Dick Trabulsi, of Richard Trabulsi, Inc. With the deep pockets of their PAC, Weekley and Trabulsi are the for real powerbrokers of Texas politics.  Wherever they tread, bad governance follows.

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RERfirst – Q POLL: ABBOTT, PATRICK, PAXTON IN DEEP PRIMARY POOPOO

They are the darlings of so-called “right wing” regime media. Yet, for all the free airtime they are given nationally, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that Texas elected officeholders Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton are in deep trouble going into the GOP primary.

Polling that truly matters to Texans, the statistics reflecting their Texans-only political opinions, are far and few between. Therefore, when a nationally-recognized polling operation does do a poll on in-state politics, no matter the source and its reputation, it’s a worthy exercise to analyze the results.

A Quinnipiac University poll contacted 1,224 Texas registered voters (not likely voters) that were surveyed from December 2nd through December 6th. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

Gov. Greg Abbott

Of the three, Abbott is in the best position. According to the Q poll his job approval rating sits at a precarious 53%-41% to the good. This is actually an approval from the Q poll of this past September when Abbott was under water in job approval at a 44-47 calculation.

Abbott has three legitimate challengers in the Texas GOP primary gunning for the mansion: Chad Prather, Allen West, and Don Huffines. With those three challengers lobbing grenades at Abbott until Election Day, the erosion of Abbott’s job approval going into the primary could be substantial resulting in a runoff for an Abbott consolation prize. However, a runoff would mean he’s toast and any personal aspirations of the American Presidency or being number two on the Trump ’24 ticket would immediately evaporate.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

Devastating. Mr. Patrick registers a job approval rating of 43% and a disapproval of 34%. With 23% clueless on the Lt. Governor, the poll results are more of a reflection of their lack of political knowledge and understanding that this office is more constitutionally powerful in Texas, and they should pay more attention to who holds the office.

At the conclusion of every legislative session Patrick and his lackeys of the senate loudly declare that “it was the most conservative session, ever”, but Texas voters no longer seem to buy in. Along with Abbott, Patrick has earned the reputation of being a “campaign conservative” that bends the knee to his big donors when it’s time to govern. Campaign promises that were made to get him elected in 2014 and reelected in 2018 have yet to be fulfilled. One primary opponent, Daniel Miller, repeatedly notes how silent Patrick has been during the tyrannical and draconian actions taken by Abbott during the Covid-19 panpanic following the lead of other left-wing governors from around the nation until getting into a veep nomination contest with DeSantis of Florida.

Five Republicans have filed to run against Patrick in the 2022 primary making his road to reelection extremely difficult. His saving grace could be his enormous war chest that surpasses the money raised by any Lt. Governor in Texas history. But, he may have to spend every penny of his estimated $25 million in order to survive beyond a primary runoff.

The greatest threat to a Patrick victory is candidate Daniel Miller of Nederland. Miller is the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) which is the largest and preeminent organization that advocates for Texas becoming an independent republic once again. Having established the TNM 15 years ago, Miller enjoys a single-issue voter base of 400,000+ with an organic volunteer corps exceeding 8,000 activists covering every region of the state. The TNM is the largest political organization in Texas besides the two major political parties. A source tells RER that internal polling within the Miller camp shows that GOP primary voters don’t like Patrick but need to merely be made aware that they have another choice in the race to easily draw them away from the camera hound.

The large field of challengers pretty much ensures that Patrick will also be drawn into a runoff in which he’s likely to lose. With his organizational supremacy, Miller is positioned the best to be in a one-on-one contest with the incumbent and is under less pressure to raise copious sums of money because of his ground game.

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Earthquake. According to the Q poll the Texas A.G. has the lowest job approval of all statewide officeholders at 39% except Sen. John Cornyn at 38%. 40% outright disapprove of Paxton’s job performance.

Unlike the United States Attorney General that serves at the pleasure of the President, in Texas the A.G. is an independent office and has the duty to keep other officeholders in constitutional check. Much like Patrick, Paxton has stood by haplessly as Abbott has played the role of King of Texas and apparently the voters have taken note. Many Texans expected Paxton to put the hammer down on Abbott when the governor went so far as to shut down churches, segregated Texas workers, and denied critical surgeries for months in the early days of the panpanic.

The popular Congressman Louie Ghomert has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Paxton. The multi-term east Texas representative possibly smells victory due the scandals that seem to continually swirl around Paxton. Being a member of the U.S. House’s Judiciary Committee it wouldn’t be surprise if Ghomert has some insight into the FBI investigation that Paxton is currently dealing with.

Poll Viability

Doubt about the poll results are understandable when one takes into account the track record of polling groups over the recent past election cycles. However, this Q poll shows Abbott holding a 10-point lead over Democrat favorite Beto O’Rourke 47% to 37%. Abbott also leads Beto on every critical issue put to the registered voters sampled within the poll and the numbers aren’t close. “Rigged” polls have a history of consistently reporting Democrat challengers within striking distance of GOP incumbents. One could consider the margin of error when predicting the outcome of a matchup between Abbott vs Beto in a general election, and the conclusion is that Abbott possesses a commanding lead. More importantly, the matchup could be considered a generic surrogate of how the Texas electorate feels toward the major parties, generally.

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RERhotclip — DANIEL MILLER EXPLAINS WHY TEXIT HASN’T HAPPENED (VIDEO)

Polling by the Texas National Movement shows that if a referendum on Texas independence was held today it would pass by 15%-20%.  Plank #65 of the 2020 Texas GOP platform includes a plank that calls for secession under certain conditions.  The hottest floor debate during the 2016 TexasGOP State Convention was dealing with a binding referendum on independence to be included within the platform.

If there is so much desire for a vote based on the right of self-determination, why hasn’t it happened?

Daniel Miller is a candidate for Texas Lt. Governor and is the founder of the TEXIT movement.  Appearing on the Josh Tolley Show, Miller gives a direct answer to why HB1369 from the 2021 Texas Legislative Session was not addressed.

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RERfirst – NEW ERCOT BOARD CHAIR IS $353,000 DONOR TO DAN PATRICK

This article is the second in a series that will expose the quid pro quo tactics of Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and how he awards his high-dollar donors.  In this series you will learn how Dan Patrick is not a Republican or conservative but a PLUTOCRAT with the interest of Texas citizens as the least of his concerns. 

In a press release posted on his campaign website, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick proudly announced record fundraising totals pushing his political bank account to $23.7 million dollars.  Patrick also brags that he hauled in $5 million dollars for the July 2021 reporting period and that his fundraising efforts are the most successful for any Lt. Governor in the history of Texas. 

The question that must be asked is how does Dan Patrick raise so much money? 

Dan Patrick’s first priority is to raise money to chase away any potential challengers to his office. 

The Texas power grid reform legislation of the 87th session, known as SB 2 passed in the aftermath of the Great Texas Freeze of 2021, is emerging as a mechanism for at least two of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s big donors to secure influential roles over the future of the Texas power grid. More disturbing the bill is being used by Patrick to raise copious sums of campaign donations.

SB 2 added language in Section 39.1513 enabling the Governor, Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House to appoint one person each to an ERCOT Board Selection Committee. The Selection Committee would then be responsible for who would sit on the ERCOT Board of Directors.  The Selection Committee now becomes a firewall of accountability and responsibility for Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, and Speaker of the House Dade Phelan.

As first reported by RagingElephantsRadio.com, Dan Patrick’s pick for the Selection Committee is Brint Ryan – a wealth tax consultant from the Metroplex with a long history of five- and six-figure campaign contributions to Patrick.  As of the last reporting period, Mr. Ryan has contributed nearly $900,000 to the political ambitions of the Lt. Governor.

In researching Mr. Ryan what raised our eyebrows was a $100,000 donation to Patrick on June 30, 2021 just days before being placed on the Selection Committee by Patrick. This is a vitally key date for this second story within the series.

RER has just learned the ERCOT board selection committee formed by passage of SB 2 comprised, in part of a six-figure donor pal to Dan Patrick, chose a SECOND prolific big bucks DP donor, this time to serve as Chairman of the Board of ERCOT.

Obviously, the next action to watch would be who the ERCOT Board Selection Committee would place on the board. On October 10th, KBTX reported that Paul Foster was named as Chairman of the Board for ERCOT. Here’s Mr. Foster’s biography as published on the ERCOT website:

“Paul Foster is the President of Franklin Management, LLC and the founder and former Executive Chairman of Western Refining, Inc. He has previously served as Chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents as well as a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the University of Texas System Lands Advisory Board, and the El Paso Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. Mr. Foster holds a degree in accounting from Baylor University.”

An impressive curriculum vitae to be sure, although there’s no indication he has any experience in electric power generation.  However, the pertinent information for Texas citizens to know is that Mr. Foster is another high-dollar donor to Dan Patrick. Between 2008 and 2021, Foster has donated $352,500 to the Friends of Dan Patrick candidate committee.

As illustrated in the table below, before Patrick became Lt. Governor, Foster only made a relatively meager donation of $2,500 in 2008.  But immediately upon being elected Lt. Governor, Foster’s campaign contributions increased by a multiple of ten! As reported by Patrick’s campaign finance report, after a seven-year lapse in contributions Foster became more generous on New Year’s Day 2015 to the tune of $25,000.

Foster consistently made campaign donations to Patrick of $25,000 or $50,000 while he’s been the President of the Texas Senate.  Yet, suddenly a six-figure $100,000 contribution hit the Friends of Dan Patrick bank account on June 30, 2021 – the same day as Brint Ryan’s $100,000 “atta boy”.  The exact same amount on the exact same day.  What a glorious day for Saint Danny Boy.

Even for a government high school graduate the math is easy: $835,000 from Brint Ryan + $352,500 from Paul Foster = $1,187,500 from just two donors connected with ERCOT.

To be clear: every bit of information presented within this article serues is sourced from public records. We scoured open sources: the Texas Ethics Commission, Texas Legislature and the Texas Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) own websites. We present the timeline of events, follow the money, provide transparency on the campaign contributions, and even use Dan Patrick’s own words to form the substance of this report series.

There are several ERCOT Board of Directors seats still unfilled. RER will be watching to see who will be selected by the firewall Selection Committee next.

The next scheduled meeting of the ERCOT Board of Directors is December 9th.

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Houston ISD ordered to pay nearly $300,000 in legal fees of activist banned from district premises

A federal judge has ordered Houston ISD to pay nearly $300,000 in legal fees for violating the First Amendment rights of a community activist who was banned from district premises.

Gerry Monroe, who recently ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the district’s board, sued the district in 2019 after administrators banned him for purportedly violating policies about proper decorum in district buildings and threatening employees’ safety. The ban expired at the end of 2019, court records show, and Monroe has attended board meetings this school year.

U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. ruled Nov. 3 Monroe should be awarded $299,200 for compensation of his attorneys. The court found a fee of $500 per hour was “well within the range of attorneys’ fees customarily charged in this community in this kind of litigation by lawyers of comparable experience and skill” as Monroe’s lead lawyer, Scott Newar, who logged 525.75 hours on the case, Werlein wrote.

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RERhotclip – TIPPED-OFF FRAUD PROVES REAL IN HISD ELECTION (AUDIO)

Two days before the November 2, 2021 Houston Independent School Board elections, Gerry Monroe, a candidate for HISD District 9, received a tip that incumbent trustee Myrna Guidry had somehow already garnered 2,800 votes.  After an extended and suspicious delay in reporting vote totals on election night, the first votes reported totaled 2,862 for Guidry.

For a low-turnout, less than 10,000 vote election, a mere 2,800 votes can secure victory for a candidate as it allegedly did for Myrna Guidry.

The victimized candidate Gerry Monroe spoke to RER’s Angela Box about the timeline of events, how he was tipped off, and his subsequent heated conversation with Guidry’s campaign manager.

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RERfirst – NEARLY $900,000 GIVEN TO PATRICK FOR ERCOT COMMITTEE SEAT

This article is the first in a series that will expose the quid pro quo tactics of Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and how he rewards his high-dollar donors. In this series you will learn how Dan Patrick is not a Republican or conservative but a PLUTOCRAT with the interest of Texas citizens as the least of his concerns.

In a press release posted on his campaign website, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick proudly announced record fundraising totals pushing his political bank account to $23.7 million dollars. Patrick also brags that he hauled in $5 million dollars for the July 2021 reporting period and that his fundraising efforts are the most successful for any Lt. Governor in the history of Texas.

The question that must be asked is how does Dan Patrick raise so much money?

Dan Patrick’s first priority is to raise money to chase away any potential challengers to his office.

A bill purporting to address Texas power grid governance turned out to be a perfect opportunity for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to appoint a long-time prolific donor to a key position with influence over the lives of every Texan when they turn on a light switch.

Every bit of information presented below is sourced from public records. Texas Ethics Commission filings, Texas Legislature documents and the Lt. Governor’s own taxpayer-funded website formed the basis of this report. We followed the legislative process, followed the money, disclose who made the contributions and when, and in Dan Patrick’s own words reveal the context and timing surrounding the event.

But first some history.

Shortly after winning the Lt. Governor race in 2014, the Texas Tribune reported Lt. Governor-elect Dan Patrick appointed a 55-member special advisory board. Comprised of private sector business and industry leaders the board was to provide recommendations on the 2015 legislative agenda to Texas lawmakers. The Texas Tribune report published a list containing the names of these 55 special advisors. Chief among them was Brint Ryan, the owner of a Dallas-based tax firm. Ryan was to chair the Tax Policy committee.

RagingElephantsRadio.com’s Apostle Claver Kamau-Imani labeled the advisory board Patrick’s College of Cardinals. They were to meet in secret like Catholic Cardinals within a deliberative conclave. No oversight. No reports to the public on what they would be recommending to the new Lt. Governor and the Texas Senate and how those recommendations would impact legislation to be passed. Who would benefit financially or otherwise from the recommendations?

In advance of that January 15, 2015 advisory board appointment, what many Texans were probably unaware of was Brint Ryan’s personal financial support in addition to financial support from the Ryan Texas PAC to Dan Patrick’s political action committee, Texans for Dan Patrick (TFDP).

Public records available through the Texas Ethics Commission reveal in the years leading up to that January 15 appointment, as well as Dan Patrick’s election to the Lt. Governor spot, Brint Ryan’s PAC and personal in-kind contributions totaled over $145,000. (Highlighted donation are prior to Dan Patrick’s swearing in)

The table above reveals Ryan Texas PAC money flowed into TFDP PAC over the ensuing years.

By the time the 2021 87th regular legislative session was underway a horrendous winter storm left millions of Texans to freeze in the dark via a statewide, crippled power grid. Millions of Texans experienced homes with frozen, broken water pipes, flooding and millions of residential, commercial and industrial insurance damage claims. And there were deaths.

The Texas Tribune would report ” As the updated death toll from the February storm reached 111 deaths last week, the severity of its full force has continued to come into focus. The damage the storm wreaked could make it the costliest disaster in Texas history.”

By being labeled potentially the costliest disaster in Texas history would mean the Great Freeze of 2021 would surpass any natural disaster including Hurricane Harvey. The primary difference between a hurricane and the Great Freeze is that the latter was man-made and avoidable.

Fingers were pointed everywhere; ERCOT, the Public Utility Commission, legislators and state agencies. Voters threw them all under the bus. Some members of the ERCOT board were not Texas residents and did not personally feel the effects of the statewide power outage.

Former ERCOT CEO and President Bill Magness was fired and refused the $800,000 severance pay his contract entitled him to..

The bill intended to solve the governance problem of the state power grid was quickly filed on March 12, 2021.

The Texas power grid oversight bill known as SB 2 was designed in part to improve governance of ERCOT, the agency that oversees the main Texas power grid. According to the Enrolled Bill Summary on the Legislature’s website , a key provision of the bill was the formation of an ERCOT Board Selection Committee. By creating such a committee the Texas Legislature was essentially creating a firewall of responsibility and accountability for the power triad of the Pink Dome – Abbott, Patrick, and Phelan.

Little did the majority of Texans know that reading the bill text itself (and not relying on the Enrolled Summary) would reveal one small detail about who would control and what public records would later reveal influenced the makeup of the ERCOT Board Selection Committee.

SB 2 added language in Section 39.1513 enabling the Governor, Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House to appoint one person each to an ERCOT Board Selection Committee. The Selection Committee would then be responsible for who would sit on the ERCOT Board of Directors.

Who did Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appoint to the ERCOT Board Selection Committee?  G. Brint Ryan — Dan Patrick’s Special Advisory Board (College of Cardinals) member since January 2015, and through his PAC, now almost a $1 million long-time financial benefactor of Dan Patrick.

What sealed the deal was a June 30th $100,000 contribution from of all places, the Ryan Texas PAC to Texans for Dan Patrick. The announcement was posted on the Texas Lt. Governors own website:

July 20, 2021 

AUSTIN – In addition to restructuring the board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), one of the provisions of Senate Bill 2, signed into law following the 87th Legislative Session, requires the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives to each appoint one member to the ERCOT Board Selection Committee. Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has selected G. Brint Ryan, of Dallas, as his appointee to the 3-member selection committee. Upon making the appointment, Lt. Gov. Patrick issued the following statement:

“Brint Ryan is one of the most successful business leaders in Texas and the nation. He has significant experience working with search firms and directly hiring high-level staff around the world. He is perfect for this crucial appointment to select members of the ERCOT Board.”

  1. Brint Ryan, of Dallas, is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryan, LLC, a global tax consulting firm based in Dallas. Ryan is the chairman of the Texas Association of Business and served on the University of North Texas Board of Regents. Ryan is a member of the Lt. Governor’s Business Advisory Board and he chaired the Lt. Governor’s Back to Work Task Force in 2020. Ryan and his wife Amanda have 5 daughters and reside in Dallas. 

This is how seeding and feeding Dan Patrick’s 2014 Lt. Governor election effort and a 2021 bill purporting to address Texas power grid governance turned out to be a perfect opportunity for the Lt. Governor to appoint a long-time, six-figure prolific financial supporter to a key position with influence over the lives of every Texan when they turn on a light switch.

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RERsports — BYU GIVES UP INDEPENDENCE TO BE THE SAVIOR OF THE BIG 12 (VIDEO)

Brigham Young University (BYU) is one of four universities that have accepted invitations from the Big 12 college athletic conference to join after the announced departure of the University of Texas – Austin and the University of Oklahoma for the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

George “El Conservador” Rodriguez is an original RER broadcast activist. According to the BYU alum, the independent status of BYU (meaning they belonged to no conference) was considered sacred in Provo, Utah.  That independence was discarded with the decision to join the Big 12.  Why would BYU go this route?

As an independent, BYU had the liberty to craft one of the toughest athletic schedules in the nation, yearly. They always had this in their favor when being considered for national rankings and bowl game invitations. “Hey, we run the toughest schedule in the country!”  They’ve given up that chip to join a conference that is on life support.

RERfirst — COL. WALDRON: CAIRO EMBASSY ATTACK WAS AS BAD AS BENGHAZI (AUDIO)

Col. Phil Waldron (ret) reports that the United States embassy in Cairo, Egypt was decimated in an identical fashion as the better-known consulate of Benghazi, Libya.

Col. Waldron has spent the majority of professional career being “invisible”. His expertise is in counterintelligence and cyber warfare.  He’s become known to the masses — particularly to the grassroots liberty movement — through his prominent role exposing the fraudulent activities of the 2020 presidential election.

Accor5ding to Waldon, he watched the tragedy of Benghazi in real time as he was still on active duty. “I would bet that 98 and a half percent of your viewers don’t know that our embassy in Cairo was overrun that same day.”

In this interview with RER’s Angela Box, Waldon puts blame for the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens at the feet of the Ambassador.  Waldron contends that Stevens opted for a light security force for the Benghazi consulate.  Then, as we all know, relied on the Hillary Clinton state department to come to his rescue, unsuccessfully.

Waldron also opined that political events that we are seeing today have a direct tie back to the events of the Arab Spring that led to the ransacking of U.S. diplomatic properties in northern Africa on September 11, 2012.

Houston schools report 40% more COVID cases overnight

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston-area school districts reported 2,929 active COVID cases among students and staff Wednesday. It is 40% more cases among school districts with at least two days of reporting in the 13 Investigates analysis. About two-thirds of the cases are among students, the rest from staff members.

The reporting comes amid continuing debates about mask mandates in Texas schools.

The rates of growth vary from district to district. For example, Conroe ISD reported 275 new cases overnight – a 62% increase. Fort Bend with more students reported just 94 new cases, a 17% increase. Humble ISD was in the middle with 91 new cases, a 32% increase.

While it is a big number, it is still a small percentage of overall students. It is important to note, some of the largest districts like Houston and Cy-Fair don’t open until next Monday.

Health experts have expressed their concern about how contagious the delta variant is as students return to the classroom, which is leaving many parents frustrated with what they say is a lack of safe schooling options.

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