November 03, 2004


Today's weirdest election battle is in Houston, Texas, where sane Congressional incumbent Kevin Brady is facing disturbed Democrat James Wright:

Kevin Brady said his District 8 opponent Jim Wright's "crazy" Internet postings are a cause for concern, especially comments he described as anti-Israeli.

Throughout the campaign Wright, a New Caney Democrat, has taken down more and more of the controversial postings on his site.

In one removed link, Wright wrote, "There exists a group called JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) that controls the actions of (President George W.) Bush and the American congress [sic] in fear of their lives. This group is Jewish out of Israel and are one real causes [sic] of the Middle East problems."


Democrat James Wright contemplates the Jewish menace yesterday

The site also linked to articles such as "Wake up America: Your Government is Hijacked by Zionism" and "The Roots of the (Middle East) Conflict are Zionists, Not the Arabs."

Wright denied Friday claims that he was anti-Israel.

Take another look at Wright's site; note how it bears the multi-coloured, random-font design only permitted for use among the mentally ill. Puce's copywright lawyers will be interested in his theft of the CLICK™ motif, too.

UPDATE. Read the third post in reply to The Courier's news article. Are any Houston-area bloggers on to this clown?

Posted by Tim Blair at November 3, 2004 01:10 AM

wow, he's really a wacko.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at November 3, 2004 at 01:15 AM

Okay, I know the Democrats are starved for political talent down in Texas, but this is what came out of their primaries? No dead people or livestock who could have been placed on the ballot instead of this guy?

Posted by: PW at November 3, 2004 at 01:28 AM

Funny...he doesn't look weird or anything.

Posted by: C.L. at November 3, 2004 at 01:35 AM

No, wait... I think we're missing something. Look at that post in reply to the Courier's article. "Social security they want to privatize"?? I get it! He's really Yoda in disguise!

Posted by: jeremy in NYC at November 3, 2004 at 01:36 AM

I'm happy to say that I'm in Brady's congressional district and I just voted against this assclown.

Posted by: Nordic Redneck at November 3, 2004 at 01:53 AM

Oh, and just fyi: Brady's district's average household income is around $80,000. Michael Moore has a better chance of scoring with Ann Coulter than Wright does winning this district.

Ya'll have nothing to worry about.

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Posted by: poll troll at November 3, 2004 at 02:17 AM


just saw this. though a little late, it seems:

Kerry knows he’s Wrong in claiming Bush failed to capture bin laden in tora bora — Kerry wasn’t sleeping with osama in a cave somewhere in tora bora, was he?

Kerry knows he’s Wrong in claiming Bush failed to guard the 377 tons of HMX — Kerry wasn’t sure when these WMD parts (explosives for triggering nuclear bombs) were missing in 01/2003 or 03/2003 under UN/Sadam’s control, or 04/2003 when our troops finally got there; he gave all the benefit of doubt to a UN suggestion with no proof, but refused to trust US troops’ testimonies and records.

Kerry knows he’s Wrong in claiming Bush will bring back draft — Kerry was told by President Bush publicly and repeatedly that President Bush is against any draft, while Kerry himself has proposed requiring all high school students to serve.

Kerry knows he’s Wrong in claiming Bush will lower social security for today’s seniors after Bush is re-elected — Kerry was told by President Bush publicly and repeatedly that President Bush will not change benefits of today’s seniors, and President Bush will only give today’s young tax-payers a chance to manage a small portion of their own contribution.

Vote against Kerry lies. Vote against media bias.
Vote against michael moore / osama deceit.
Vote against appeasement to international terrorism & U. N. corruption.

Vote for decency. Vote for honesty. Vote for US continuing progress and ultimate victory in Iraq.

Vote for AMERICA.

Vote for BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by antinewsmedia — 11/2/2004 @ 10:59 am

Posted by: antinewsmedia2 at November 3, 2004 at 02:26 AM

JINSA? No way, they're pikers.
The National Institute for Necromantic Jive Action (NINJA) and the Grand Institute of National Security Usurpers (GINSU) kick JINSA's ass!

Posted by: buzz harsher at November 3, 2004 at 03:27 AM

Take another look at Wright's site; note how it bears the multi-coloured, random-font design only permitted for use among the mentally ill.

Kinda reminds me of this one

Posted by: Rich at November 3, 2004 at 04:38 AM

I'm from Houston. Hmmm...wacko Dem in district 8?

Let me calculate his chances of winning by plugging the essential data into my supersecret, meta-data, ultra-prediction machine.



OK, here we go.

The results say, "No fucking chance. This is a small town in Southeast Texas, dipshit. Please don't waste my awesome powers of prediction on this."

Now, I must apoogize to my machine. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: H-Town at November 3, 2004 at 05:27 AM

Well, this is odd. The Houston Chronicle's Voter Guide (the paper version) does not have this district listed, despite the fact that it covers Humble, Spring, and The Woodlands, all considered to be part of Houston. (Here's the incumbent's web site).

Ah, but the online Voter Guide has it. James Wright, retired trucker and former radio talk show host. Says he ran for President in 2000. Here's a little screed from 1999. It links to his candidacy website, which is no more. He must have run as an independent. Check out these goodies:

Sex, Sin and Politics = The fast tract to social damnation.

What keywords brought you here?

"James Wright" nutjob

He's also associated with Independence USA, whatever that is:
Another republican traitor in congress (that would be his current opponent, Kevin Brady)

Another crooked move by the Bush Fascist Republicans.

We must remove treasonists from congress.

I can see why he's running as a Democrat this year.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at November 3, 2004 at 06:33 AM

Brady, a fiscally conservative Republican, won a plurality but not a majority when he first ran. He had a runoff against the second place challenger, a socially conservative Republican. The Democrat got 8% of the vote.

The districts have shifted a bit since redistricting, but I can state with confidence the Democrats won't win this one. I suspect no serious Democrat ran.


PS: I remember CBS repeated many times on election night in 1996 that there would be a runoff in Texas, so the Democrats might pick up one house seat. They were talking about the above mentioned race, which had a runoff between 2 Republicans. (It was better researched than some of their reports this year. After all, there really was a runoff.)

Posted by: Lewis at November 3, 2004 at 09:20 AM

Of course he's insane. Only an crazy person would waste their time running as a Democrat in the 8th Texas.

Having voted there earlier today, I will note that that among the contested races, only about half of them were contested by Democrats: the rest were contested by Libertarians.

Posted by: coop at November 3, 2004 at 09:47 AM