First and foremost, for the upcoming Somervell County Hospital District election, I want to see professionalism amongst those who are on the board. For the most part, I think that holds true with most of the current board members, but does not apply to Ron Hankins. Here's my personal, opinionated list of why not, please click the links to most of the time seeing video or hearing audio to back up my view. Please read these carefully and watch the videos first if you want to discuss.
And then, there's this from his wife's PUBLIC website which anyone can see, and have been able to see freely for years(someone sent the link to this some 5 or 6 years ago and, just looked, still up so clearly want it that way). When someone wants to examine the splinter he or she thinks is seen in my eye for having the nerve to have political opinions, maybe they better remove the BEAM first from his or her own. Again, if husbands are going to be in business of *admonishing* their wives, shouldn't Mr Hankins be asking that these pictures, including the one entitled "Stroke me" be removed from the internet where they have been publicly available for years. Or, since it's her website, she as an adult can choose to post those pictures, even though married (and even though something I personally would not do but support her right to post what she wants on the internet on her own Flickr webpage that apparently she manages). Update 4/28-apparently wife decided to remove or privatize most of the photos including some like the photo captioned "stroke me", which is her decision as an adult.
Oh, that's right, it's ONLY ME that is supposed to do As the MenFolk Say and strictly because I have political opinions. Sorry, but that doesn't fly in 2015 nor in my marriage. P.S. For the women that attend the board meeting-why are you there instead of sitting home? Don't you know the Men Folks don't want you to be politically aware and have an opinion? Unless, of course, your opinion is THEIR opinion and they have approved it for you first.
People can vote for whom they want, and certainly this is the time of heated conversations about who to vote for and why. And there are loud voices that want to mispresent the facts. (The first thing ANYONE should do when hearing or reading assertions that have NO examples and are not grounded in immediate facts, is to PROVE what he or she is saying-I've heard of a lot off people throwing out lies that the some of the current board members want to close the hospital, and are dishonestly hiding that fact-the question back to those people should be "Okay, you're SAYING that, but PROVE it". They can't because it's not true.That includes some bullchit that there is a group that was called Anti-Tax Brigade that is 4 of the board members-ridiculous but petty uninforrmed minds can believe ANY conspiracy theory, eh? Again, people can pull stuff out of their hat but MAKE THEM PROVE IT instead of spitting into the wind) , I merely offer these links, videos and commentary as a way for interested people to AT LEAST hear another side of the story. For me, Ron Hankins will be an undervote.
2017- Updated to add additional items about Ron Hankins since the last time I wrote about him, including what I believe are irresponsible and *conspiracy theory* actions and sayings.
It may turn out that no one else actually runs so, by default, Ron Hankins stays on the board. (Or that we may be lucky enough to hear that he isn't even going to run again!!!!) At the very least, citizens should be aware of what Hankins says or does.
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