Monday, May 21, 2012

WHO WANTS TO BE PAWNS IN THEIR WORLD?

Times are changing and some of the people that are used to having their way around here may not like it when they finally understand what that includes.

Efforts to steer voters away from Logan Pickett’s inexperience and other problems are the same old worn out politics we have seen around here for years. For example, readers could have counted three different pictures in one recent edition of one of our local newspapers that have some reference to either Logan Pickett or the Pickett name. Local media just can’t help themselves as they allow these people to put things in the paper just before the election that are either trivial or could easily wait until the week after.

The Pickett campaign may “say” they want a clean race on the merits of each candidate, but they can not afford for voters to focus on “the merits” because few voters would choose to have Joe Warren and company running the D.A.’s office while we wait for years for Logan to learn from him.

And even though Joe Warren and company would like to scare voters about the possibility of the McNair family, no one should criticize the Picketts for their family history. The links Logan Pickett has going back to his great grandfather E. B. Pickett and his service in various positions in Liberty are well known to anyone who has ever had to research records much in the Liberty County courthouse. His passing of his torch to Logan’s grandfather, the late Brad Pickett left the Pickett law firm in the center and influential on almost anything that came through Liberty for the last sixty years.

Imagine, trying to paint a political opponent as someone who has too many connections that could cause citizens to be dominated by one family when you are a Pickett. Logan’s father is currently the mayor of Liberty and his Aunt Sandy was perhaps the most powerful and influential city councilman in the town’s history. All that as the Pickett law firm is no doubt continued using “special connections” to, not just place Logan in the District Attorney’s office and run for D.A. despite the fact he is far and away the least experienced and least accomplished lawyer in that office.

The fact of the matter is the Picketts have forced their will on Liberty, Texas for years. For example think back on the SRMPA and when we had the highest electric bills in the state – the Picketts started and defended the deal made over our co-ownership of that coal burning plant until finally Sandy Pickett ran for mayor and voters pried their hands off the control of the city long enough for new officials to correct some of their dictatorial decisions.

One of the other examples of how controlling the Picketts have been is the tragic case that involved a much younger Mike Little and city council woman Sandy Pickett. Anyone who remembers the details of the removal of Mayor Scott Parker remembers him telling the D.A. he had the council’s approval for the way he billed the city for expenses. But Mike Little prosecuted Scott Parker for the Picketts and the rest is history.

Another shorter lived time in Liberty history that involved Picketts “controlling” our town and treating us like pawns on their chess board has never been aired fully. For a brief time in Liberty’s history we had a local access channel. It aired things like local sports events, a local talk show, and … oh yes, the city council meetings. What the public may not know is what Sandy Pickett declared early on when she heard that a local man was going to use the local access channel: “We will not be televising our meetings.” Was it the cable company or the Picketts that threw up roadblocks to try and stop that station? And was the cable company prompted (by the Picketts) to try and find a way to get them off of the air after the station had successfully begun televising council meetings along with football games etc.?

To a great extent, the Picketts have managed to keep their name out of the news as far as any connection to the new taxing entity – the hospital district. But no doubt they helped their close friend Bruce Stratton. They have been the most major influence bar none in the guiding and direction of the Liberty hospital since before the 1970’s. When voters voted the hospital district down and the promoters of it secretly re-drew new lines and put it before a slightly altered group of voters, it was vintage Pickett politics. If they want a TV station - we have one, if not - we don’t. If they want to collect millions of dollars from taxpayers and play some kind of shell game with the hospital, then they do it. They have a habit of getting what they want. Ask someone that has lived in Liberty, Texas for very long and they will add to the few examples here.

The current D.A.'s office is corrupt to the core with the exception of a few people. Mike Little and Logan Pickett are not the exception, they are the corrupt.

Now they want the next generation Pickett to be the D.A. Maybe it’s time to let them know that they don’t own or run this county.

Liberty County is so close to being the best it can be... unless Logan Picket and Mike Little have their way. Our future in Liberty County and that of our children is in jeopardy- if we don't act...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

We out here in Liberty County know what Mike Little and LOgan Pickett are trying to do. We are ready to vote bring on the voting machines. We cant wait to send these #urds packing.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Liberty all my life and I along with many other have had to eat "Pickett Crow" I will be damned if I vote to any more Picketts even if they have a gun against my head. I have waited all my life to see the Picketts make a move on the county and here it is. The Picketts have ruined Liberty so bad that jobs from the area wont come to Liberty because of the Pickett corruption. Now they are making a play for the county, your story is right on the money.

Little and Pickett are kissing anyone's but they can and selling their soul to Henry Patterson to get votes, that about right. Like your previous story, Dirt attracts Dirt, so true.

Anonymous said...

Mike Little is going around and telling everyone how great he and Pickett are but its the judges holding the corrupt DA's feet to the fire. Then he thanks the judges for their hard work like he is best buddies with them, hog wash. They want Little and his merry gang or criminals to vacate the DA's office as soon as possible.

Mike Little is Chicken &hit.

Anonymous said...

Hey Logan Pickett, when did you quit knocking your wife around? You think that makes you a big man? People need to know you have a short mans complex and you are a hot head that enjoys hurting people and exploiting people like your bud Mike Little.

Anonymous said...

I want a Liberty County I can raise my family in without having to worry about people like the Picketts coming after me.

I own a business in Liberty County and I have already been told to get ready, if Pickett is elected to DA I'm going to have to pay him "protection" money or I could see criminal charges filed against me or one of my family members.

Anonymous said...

Aren't these the same Picketts that booted prayer out of Liberty High School?

Anonymous said...

Liberty County would have had a junior college here 25 years ago but these people wanted to be big fish in a small pond and they stopped it.

Anonymous said...

Im angry, I live in Liberty and have had to pay some of the highest electric bills in my life due to Carl Pickett's electric company who owns the electricity in Liberty. If I would have know about this Pickett scam I would not have moved into the city of Liberty an stayed in the county.

For you county people, I hear that Pickett wants to broaden their Liberty electric company into the whole Liberty County. If his son Logan and him decide to strong arm the county and anyone complains, Logan Pickett will indict them. I see whats happening, its all about the money with these Picketts.

Anonymous said...

While folks are discussing their worst Pickett memory what about the defense and cover they gave the people in charge of the Trinity River damn in Cleveland. i remember how the argument went as we got flooded here.they said the height of the water at teh damn before the rains made no difference.

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing, Picketts are going to re-meter our electric throughout the county and up charge us.

Anonymous said...

It is a fact, Liberty Texas has one of highest electric bill in Texas.

Now its all Liberty County's turn to pay.

Picketts are coming...

Anonymous said...

Do the Pickett's own The Vindicator? Beides the paid ads, I have never in my life seen a candidates' name in a newspaper as much as they have put the name Pickett in The Vindicator. Can we assume Logan Pickett can add his name to all of the good ole boys that that paper has supported throughout history?

Anonymous said...

Not to mention this Useless Tax rip off Hospital District the Picketts pushed down our throats. I have had a gut full of the Picketts.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Mike Little that tried to get a grand jury to indict one of our district judges on false charges of padding a travel reimbursement of their secretary? Instead of reading his DA's Corner comments like he is part of the team of elected officials pursuing justice, I read his comments as trying to convince us he is a credible person who should be counted on by voters to select his own replacement. He is the most political DA I have ever known and we have just become aware of a little of what he has been doing for years.

Anonymous said...

Liberty can keep the Picketts. the rest of the county is not impressed.

Anonymous said...

That possum-grinnin RINP Tim Allison is the one we should vote out of our party. He's a wanna-be-Pickett!

Anonymous said...

the best defenses against the Pickett's electric monopoly and dictatorship plans are the ballot boxes and solar panels.

Our area is overrun with Pickett types (their Cleveland name would be Harry Williams,) who are lining their pockets with utility monopolies that fleece the citizens. We have an electric co-op, operating just 10 miles away, but the city council had to hire the most expensive vendor, and go all the Louisiana to find it: Entergy. We'll pay that huge set of surcharges for years, as a penalty for allowing corrupt power grabbers to gain office.

Again, the best defenses are solar panels and voting.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Allen Youngblood calls this the hate blog when for the past ten years he has been spewing hate against anyone who dared to step up to run Republican.

How does it feel Allen? Your world is now Republican and will continue to be so as long as LD and its people have a say...

Long live the Republican Party!

Anonymous said...

You guys should run a montage of his Allen Youngbloods hate stories.

LD said...

No thanks, we have much better things to do- Like outing corrupt politicians.