Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PART I: GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY TO RE-ELECT SHERIFF PATTERSON

Sheriff Henry Patterson’s political machine, infamously known as the Outsiders, has now started doing exactly what they said they were going to do. This is part one in what we anticipate will be an ongoing series of articles covering the desperate attempts of Eddie Shauberger and The Outsiders to re-write the biography of Sheriff Henry so voters might vote for him and the biography of Judge Bobby Rader so conservatives will tend to stay away from the polls.

In late 2011 Eddie Shauberger told Ray Akins and Richard Pegues and God only knows who else that supporting Bobby Rader for Sheriff would prove to be a bad mistake.

“Henry Patterson will be… no, no, he MUST be elected Sheriff,” Shauberger said angrily.

Adding to his personal threats to Akins and Pegues, Shauberger sneered as he explained that the facts in politics were not important but that appearance was. He said Rader has a nice job, but when The Outsiders get finished with him, he will wish he had just been satisfied being a JP.

“Tell him if he will pull out of the Sheriff’s race, we will let him keep his JP job,” Shauberger said.

The Outsiders have launched into cyberspace and the public domain the exact type of things Shauberger, a/k/a “Chatterbox”, promised they would. Unfortunately, if Shauberger was telling the truth, their opening salvo will be followed “with so much mud, Bobby will never be able to climb out from underneath it.”

Shauberger also bragged that Sheriff Patterson had a pastor in the north part of the county that he had “wrapped around his finger” that would help make Patterson look “good” while Rader was being made to “look worse than the devil himself.” Shauberger described the pastor as a “true believer” in Patterson. This first shot at Rader we are referring to is in the form of an e-mail from Aubrey Vaughn, a pastor from Cleveland. Not knowing Vaughn, it is still easy for anyone who reads his e-mail attacking Rader that he is deeply devoted to and believes in one man… Henry Patterson. And that he either doesn’t understand the key concepts of conservatism or he just doesn’t agree with them.

The following is a short response to the Vaughn’s claims that voters should not consider voting for Bobby Rader for Sheriff because he is still a working Judge.

The law dictates what elected public officials do under certain circumstances. Justice of the Peace Bobby Rader may prefer to be free to be out and about campaigning with fewer responsibilities, but he is the most qualified person to carry out the duties in precinct one he has had for years and he is willing to sacrifice campaign time to make sure this office is continues the high standards it has had for years. Vaughn claims if Judge Bobby Rader were ethical he would resign. But anyone familiar with the six way political race by those vying to replace Rader as JP #1 might think just the opposite. In fact, they may have the same view as the Commissioners’ Court. The Court voted 3 to 1 to keep Judge Rader on the job while challengers seeking his position duke it out in the May 29th primary. This keeps proven trustworthy leadership on the JP #1 bench while allowing voters to select his replacement without the influence of incumbency.

Shauberger said way back in 2011 that Rader would more than likely be asked to keep serving until a new JP was elected. Shauberger said that they could easily paint Rader as “another crooked good ole boy” if he stayed on the bench.

Shauberger doesn’t sound much like someone who thinks in terms of public service or like a conservative for that matter. The genius of Madison and the federalism in the U.S. Constitution along with the county system, etc. and emphasis on local control in the Texas Constitution leaves this community with our own unique circumstances to decide what to do with someone who resigns to run for another office. Republicans have always embraced the idea of having decision makers closer to the voters that they affect. Commissioners want Rader to stay on the bench. As for Rader being like some of the good ole boys in Liberty County’s past… well that is a stretch. Rader ran for office and served as ran as a Republican when there were no other local Republicans holding office. For years, he was blamed and ridiculed for anything Republicans did by some local Democrats.

Vaughn says in the e-mail he broadcast, “It is interesting to note that the Court immediately appointed the new Tax Assessor/Collector when the former Tax Assessor/Collector recently resigned.”  The law is on the side of Liberty County commissioners for their decision to keep Rader on as interim JP.

The Outsiders may have this man “wrapped around their finger” but someone needs to point out to him that the Tax Assessor resigned and therefore was not available to serve until May 29th. it is these kinds of red herring ineffective arguments, whether they are sincere or whether they are planted and known to be illegitimate, that make us know that make us realize Shauberger’s threats of loads and loads of mud must surely be coming into this race.

The fact of the matter is the closest thing to a good ole boy political machine that we have left in this county after the last two elections is the group Patterson and Vaughn are working along side of – and worse than all of the good ole boy systems in the past, these men are mostly not even residents of Liberty County.


Note: Please stay tuned for future parts to this series. This county has been threatened with so many accusations and so much mudslinging that no one could possibly survive it all and be elected by the voters. We believe that is big talk from people who post pictures of some of Liberty Dispatch’s contributors but who will not post pictures of Valdez, William, or Farmer.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Audrey Vaughn is a Henry Patterson puppet.

Anonymous said...

I thought a County (DEM or REP) Party chairman was supposed to support their Party and not play favorites. Maybe Aubrey Vaughn has a person picked out to run in Rader's position as JP. I, personally am voting for Rader. I don't care what kind of mudslinging is done to him. So, the mudslingers can take their mud and,well,you know.

Anonymous said...

I do not know this minister but I would bet he is friends with Mr. Patterson. Friendship and the circles one walks in could give a person a lopsided view of who they are. Look at who some thought Eddie Shauberger was BECAUSE THEY KNEW HIM FROM CHURCH. You didn't know him because of the hot checks he wrote or the two bankruptcies or the CPS investigations or any of the other things he has done, but he seemed to be a great guy on Sunday. This Pastor should be forgiven - he knows not what he speaketh of.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Rader was asked if he would stay on as JP. It is legal. It is ethical. It is the option those elected to make these decisions chose. Period. Sheriff Patterson and his friends see scandals where they donot exist and are blind to crime that is right in front of them.

Anonymous said...

I understand Patterson having a media spokesman since that is not his cup of tea. But I don't understand the exaggerations,the deception, and the political manipulation he endorses by the way his public relations are run.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha! Shauberger bragged he was going to get Rader and told you how he was going to do it? Who in the hell does this man think he is? Bobby Rader is a known and respected public servant and has been for years.

Anonymous said...

Reckon Captain Kelly is sending Patterson campaign advice from Leavenworth prison .......

Anonymous said...

Judge Rader runs court a great deal like Ted Poe did. His nnovative sentencing and his use of discretion is very effective in punishing unrepentant incorrigibles while avoiding overly punitive rulings to people who are trying to do the right thing. Perhaps these mudslingers hated Ted Poe. If they did you can expect to hear a steady diet of how they hate Bobby Rader.

Anonymous said...

No one wants to see pictures of mudslinging outsiders.They can't change the ineffective leadership we have all witnessed from Sheriff Patterson. I voted for him,but it is rare to even hear anyone that works for him that believes he should e re-elected. These political "experts" can provide all kinds of "facts" to make us believe the Sheriff has done a great job and that his opponents are incompetent, but this is not our first rodeo.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that another man has walked from behind the pulpit and chosen to lead on behalf of Henry Patterson. He will be in the minority among Liberty County's clergy and he will be in the minority among Republicans. Our Christian leaders should take the lead in talking about issues from a Christian/Biblical perspective, but it might be better to let others lead in races like this one.

Anonymous said...

I love Henry but he just didn't get it done. It is time for a change. No point in four more years of hiding behind Rex Evans and letting other people tell him what to do.

Anonymous said...

(Dem or Rep) comment, my sentiments exactly!

Anonymous said...

I for one hope the good people of Oak Island will see the light and run that charlatain of a preacher from Chambers County. But, he seems to have his fair share of "kool aide drinkers" in that church that cannot see him for what he is.

Anonymous said...

Liberty Dispatch called it when they said months ago what this guy Shauberger had threatened.

As for this Vaughn character, it looks to me like he and Henry Patterson are the "Cleveland Texas Good Ole Boy network". It appears there is a group of people with questionable motives beyond the general people of Cleveland who are hiding behind the "Tea Party" to bastardize it into an apparatus to fulfill their desire to take over Liberty County.

Anonymous said...

Vaughn looks like one of the Outsider's leaders now who is pushing Patterson. Just another good ole boy network trying to grab Liberty County.

Anonymous said...

Well after the Commissioners Court Meeting Tuesday OLE Harry Williams and his little group hauled butt back to Cleveland with their tail tucked between their legs. Bobby Rader is the best choice for Justice of the Peace until the election and he is certainly the ONLY CHOICE when is comes to electing a new Sheriff. I hear that even Judge Peggy Dunn is leaning toward Bobby Rader even though her husband is one of the help re elect Patterson group. She is a smart lady to switch over to the winning side.
Hello Sheriff Rader---Bye Bye--Jim Cooper, Rex Evans and Steve Green.

Anonymous said...

Right on!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Evidence is clear now, Aubrey Vaughn is in league with the scourge called Henry Patterson and the outsiders!

Anonymous said...

When you hear about Vaughn it reminds me of:

Matthew 24:5 "For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and will mislead many."

Matthew 24:11 "And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many."

Anonymous said...

Aubry Vaughn totally ignores the law.

Election Year Activities and the Prohibition on Political Campaign Intervention for Section 501(c)(3) Organizations

What is Political Campaign Intervention?

Political campaign intervention includes any and all activities that favor or oppose one or more candidates for public office. The prohibition extends beyond candidate endorsements. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made by or on behalf of an organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention. Distributing statements prepared by others that favor or oppose any candidate for public office will also violate the prohibition. Allowing a candidate to use an organization’s assets or facilities will also violate the prohibition if other candidates are not given an equivalent opportunity. Although section 501(c)(3) organizations may engage in some activities to promote voter registration, encourage voter participation, and provide voter education, they will violate the prohibition on political campaign intervention if they engage in an activity that "favors or opposes any candidate for public office". Certain activities will require an evaluation of all the facts and circumstances to determine whether they result in political campaign intervention.

Shame on you Vaughn!

Anonymous said...

Count Shauberger in on that too. He is going to cost his 501c3 too.

Anonymous said...

Why does Henry Patterson surround himself with a bunch of tax dodging scum? Why?

Anonymous said...

Harry Williams is an old lumber mill guy, mean as hell, and with too much money. (yes, we needed his gruff types, to keep those rough mill workers in line, but no more)! He thinks that the entire world should be his slaves, accordingly. He was sent packing, for that, from the Cleveland city council, two years ago.

Now, he thinks that he can jump in the pickup, and influence Liberty (or the plane, and dictate to Austin... as if his mere (awe inspiring, mega delusional) presence means anything)! This is just the death rattles of a dying, desperate control freak. He was hoping to buy influence by flouting his money. Well, the lumber mill put him out to pasture, many years ago!

Most of the elected officials just laugh at him, when he comes in, trying to order them around. He told one judge, that the judge had to "support Patterson, or he'd get (the judge) fired." He's making idle threats, and dreaming of powers that he doesn't have. What a dog: lots of bark, no bite!
He's just another 'good funeral', too long in coming, that will benefit the citizens, immensely. He needs to go to the ranch in west Texas, and STAY THERE! He's got a hired hand there ("my Mexican",) who's PAID to put up with him. Not us.

This is just another Patterson entourage member, who's becoming a major reason not to vote for Henry.
Add Harry's name, to the Patterson "political baggage" count. Shall we name them all... again??? Fuddy, Valdez, Show-begger, son-in-law Chrissy, Evans, Guthrie, Green, Harry Kelley, Vaughn...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful prior comment, right on the money!

Anonymous said...

Obvious question: When Harry Williams, and two others, democrats Bob Steely and Cliff Dunn were complaining about the precinct 1 JP situation- WHY didn't anybody OBJECT to the court, and bring up the lack of LEGAL STANDING of these three???

Neither of them are precinct 1 residents, nor registered voters of that precinct. What would give them any rights, to over-rule the voters of another precinct? Talk about meddlesome ego maniacs! They should have been summarily dismissed, accordingly.

BTW: Bob Steely was fired as municipal judge of Cleveland, (not having the ELIGIBILITY,) for not meeting the city RESIDENCY requirement! Having no standing there, as well, he couldn't sue the city for it.

All three should be added to the list of Patterson's political baggage. (note: trying to disqualify/discredit an opponent of their pet RINO, (marginally 'ex'-democrat, Henry Patterson)- was the sole motivation for their appearance, and failed plot to manipulate the commissioners court. )

Anonymous said...

Harry should have been prosecuted and imprisoned long ago, for the shady real estate deals of Gene Campbell. Harry and the accomplice, bought property with Gene's money, then secretly registered many of the deeds in their names, not Gene's!!! Gene fired him from the mill, for it, but was too ill to prosecute.
Crooks, and shady dealers, top to bottom. Also, I wouldn't be surprised to find out which former council member, and realtor, was the accomplice...

Anonymous said...

Im impressed with your knowledge of these scoundrels coming into Liberty and trying to hide behind the good people of Cleveland and try to pull a scam on the commissioners.

Funny how Melvin Hunt was in league with them. Shows whose pocket Melvin Hunt is in. I hope the people of Cleveland are astute enough to see they have an opportunity to get rid of years of Melvin Hunt corruption.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if we could abolish Pct 3 commissioner position that Melvin Hunt is the commissioner?

Anonymous said...

Correct! Cleveland has a small contingent of ousted politicians, yet ever, the wannabee manipulators: Harry Williams, Bob Steely, Cliff Dunn, Joe Bob Croley and wife, Stan Jones (and wife, and son,) Thomas Davidson, Lloyd Lewis (and family,) Billy Ross. All are politically washed-up and just won't take the voters' rejection (Lewis leaves the school board next month, with Susan, soon to follow.)

You can see them, at the sheriff's property sales, at the courthouse steps (same scams, different venue- YOU and yours, their intended victims- as your slumlords and landlords)! Truly, the scum of the earth, even lower than used car salesmen and divorce lawyers- robbing all, in their paths.

So far, only Davidson has left town (run out of town by the Chamber, owing money to multiple businesses.) Sadly, only the cemeteries will rid us of the rest.
Predictably, their tombstones will be the spots of choice, for the homeless to relieve themselves!
Justice is served...

Anonymous said...

their "beloved, fair" city is NEITHER! The above, is the roll call of the ones who've jackassed it for years, all out of pure greed.

Anonymous said...

unsavory crew

Anonymous said...

Aubrey Vaughn is a Cleveland "tool" prophesying for Henry Patterson and his cronies. This guy needs to decide if he is going to be a prophet or a political hack for the good ole boy network. Patterson is scraping the bottom of the barrel dragging a political kook activist out to save his failed political career. Looks like Show-begger was too nasty to help him.

Anonymous said...

Outsider Lackey- Henry Patterson's claim to fame "Outsiders".

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Anonymous said...

Aubrey Vaughn? Eddie Shauberger? Dennis Sowell? This has been one heck of a political season! Good luck Henry ..... in your next job. Cleveland is sick of you too, so who is going to give you the big numbers to make up for Dayton and Liberty and Hardin?

Anonymous said...

Bobby Rader is at work 3 hours before some sit down to breakfast and 3 hours before others hit the donut shop (for the first time).

Anonymous said...

somebody's using the term "prophesying" rather loosely.
Have you bothered to check any of it for accuracy?

For instance, exactly how well did he do at relieving the drought, at the big halleluyah halfwit gathering (national day of prayer) last May? While you're at it, how well did he do, at moving hurricanes Rita or Ike, out of your harm's way?

So, tell me: exactly WHO, upstairs, do you think listens to him? Apply that yardstick to Vaughn, Showbegger, or any other pulpit phony you please.

Anonymous said...

Good point on both counts...

Anonymous said...

in the Bible, false prophets were taken out and stoned.

Anonymous said...

Now I see why Henry Patterson is in league with CEC's Warden Timothy New. Patterson has cut a deal with New to hire Harry Kelly fresh out of Federal prison this month.

Timothy New has to go!

Anonymous said...

Vaughan should have stuck to handing out sandwiches to Houston's street people (you know, the ones that sleep under the bridges, and urinate on the sidewalks and alleys.) Of course, that may be the current flock's level of intellect, too...

Anybody who's preaching tax evasion, conspiracy theories, outsider takeovers, and political shenanigans... can't have the A listers, as their congregations!!!

They'll collect the following, that no legitimate campaign wants:

*the gypsies- the 105 RV's for "local residency" group,

(or didn't you notice, that every new denomination had to cater to the trailer parks, initially- the bunch the mainstream denominations didn't want- the crumbs that fell from the table, after everybody else got their slice of the pie)!

*gun runner's accomplices (Harry Kelley and Patterson,) and

*real estate scammers (Harry Williams,)

* "sans proper credentials" bunch
(Fuddy's law license and degree)

* fellow tax dodgers (most of 'em)

* conspiracy theorists (they'll preach every 'good old boy' rumor, just to scare voters, to get power)

but that's about all!

Soooooo.... go get your 20 voters, and be GONE, in November (that's not the winning vote count, in LC.)

Question: why, oh WHY... do the media keep taking these off-the-wall campaigns, (that can't draw 10% of the electorate)... SERIOUSLY???
(cases in point: Ron Paul, Ross Perot, the Outsiders)???

and they'll all be BACK, next election year... demanding spots in the debates, and wasting everybody's time (BTW: that's why the debates get such small audiences...)

Maybe the admission's criteria for the debates, needs to be the same as for the ballots... produce hundreds of thousands of signatures, nationally (and over a thousand, county-wide)

I say: Enough, already! Get VIABLE, or get lost!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ somebody KNOWS his congregation! ROFL LMAO