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In speech at alma mater, Nirenberg credits school for his political metamorphosis

In speech at alma mater, Nirenberg credits school for his political metamorphosis

Mayor Ron Nirenberg returned to his Alma Mater, the Annenberg School for Communication, on Monday evening to talk to students about his political career as a progressive independent.

Nirenberg was invited back to campus to speak at the annual George Gerbner Lecture in Communication. His lecture was titled “Be A Better Neighbor: The Education of a Mayor.”

Nirenberg was introduced by his former academic advisor Carolyn Marvin. Marvin said she saw him as a “son of Annenberg,” who is a part of a wider movement to shift Texas’ political leanings. “He’s part of a generation that is kind of beginning to turn Texas blue,” Marvin remarked.

During his speech, Nirenberg claimed that the large population of refugees in that Northwest Side district are still constituents, despite the fact that they are not citizens and cannot vote.

“This is the ethic of our office. Be a better neighbor,” Nirenberg said, noting that elected leaders should represent not only likely voters or those who agree with their politics, but everyone. “It stands to reason, then, one of the things I learned is to make sure your values are expressed in the work you do.” He expressed his values by taking action his first day in office, signing the Compassionate Cities charter and passing a resolution supporting the Paris climate accord. Soon after,  San Antonio took a stand against the Texas Legislature’s anti-immigrant Senate Bill 4.

Nirenberg credit the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania for his political career and its foundation.

To read more from San Antonio Express News, click here.

Official Statement on Bexar County Commissioners Granting Special Class Protections to Unnatural Lifestyles

Official Statement on Bexar County Commissioners Granting Special Class Protections to Unnatural Lifestyles

Article contributed by San Antonio Family Association 

The Bexar County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday, February 27 on a measure to add “gender identity,” “gender expression,” and “sexual orientation” to be considered protected classes in its human resources policy of equal employment opportunity. The expanded policy not only grants special class protections to unnatural lifestyles, it also undermines natural marriage, attacks the family, and promotes unhealthy lifestyles choices that will lead to long term domestic failure.

Following natural law and order and having political communities promote natural lifestyles (marriage between one man and one woman for life, being open to children) is what leads to long term domestic prosperity. A strong family builds a strong community. Healthy, strong families lead to lower health care costs as they lead natural lives. As children are born and families grow, the economy grows making development possible.

The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Civil authority should consider it a grave duty to acknowledge the true nature of marriage and the family, to protect and foster them, to safeguard public morality, and promote domestic prosperity.

The Bexar County Commissioners Court, however, is continuing to provide immoral leadership in the name of inclusivity and in the form of contemporary paganism. Just as the Court did 4 years ago when it condoned co-habitation as a means to sneak in “domestic partner” benefits for same-sex people, the court is now legitimizing every fictional gender identity and creating special classes out of thin air. All of these changes are done at the expense of the taxpayers of Bexar County and it will cost dearly especially as the contemporary emphasis is now on closing healthcare insurance as a “right” and transgender surgery and therapy as a medical necessity so it qualifies for county provided health insurance coverage as a non-elective essential.

Regarding the “Employee Plus One Qualifying Adult” policy which was approved in 2014, Judge Nelson Wolff said “We do our best to attract top-notch employees and we really are not concerned whatever their lifestyle might be, as long as they’re doing a good job for the county.” Judge Wolff’s statement ignores the fact that unhealthy lifestyles do adversely impact employees’ work life and health, and taxpayers get to pay for it with higher taxes. And Bexar property owners have incurred huge increases in taxes in the last two years.

Being “inclusive” of unnatural lifestyles ultimately leads to disease, death, and long term domestic failure. Homosexual, paramour lifestyles are unhealthy and unnatural. SA has been a leader in a bad way in the state of TX for syphilis cases over the last decade especially. According to Bexar County and the CDC, 92% of all syphilis cases result from MSM, that is Male Sex with Male. Active homosexual men have life spans 20 years shorter than heterosexual men. Diseases such as HPV, HIV, and even Zika are significantly higher amongst practicing homosexuals. Domestic violence rates among people with a contraceptive/luv, not love, mentality is dramatically higher. The National Violence Against Women survey found that 21.5 percent of men and 35.4 percent of women living with a same-sex partner experienced intimate-partner physical violence in their lifetimes, compared with 7.1 percent and 20.4 percent for men and women, respectively, with a history of only opposite-sex cohabitation. And couples who cohabit instead of getting married experience domestic violence at twice the rate of married couples.

Studies have shown that children do better in natural families with a mother and a father over the unnatural families. Further, the divorce rate among heterosexuals is dramatically higher among those who “shack up” verses those who do not live together prior to marriage.

Despite all the evidence that the traditional family structure is best for both the individuals and society as a whole, Bexar County Commissioners Court seeks to undermine the natural order and promote unhealthy lifestyles.

The proposed revision to Bexar County Human Resources Policy 7.101 Equal Employment provides endless choices to qualify for special class recognition and protection:

Bexar County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or non-merit factor (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification) in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Traditional special class protections (sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, etc.) are provided to prevent discrimination based on either immutable factors or grounded in the First Amendment protections of religious freedom. The expansion in the policy is to include nonsensical and fictional categories such as “sexual orientation”, “gender identity” and “gender expression” all based in unscientific and unproven gender/queer theory but absent of fact and blind to scientific evidence.

These categories have as much viability as the proofs used by the Flat Earth society, but are being foisted upon the residents of Bexar County without regard to the increased cost, the harm done to the natural family, and the fact that public policy ought to promote what is good and sound for a society. But then again, the track record of the Bexar County Commissioners Court has been one of following and not leading. Perhaps this is why they are still dancing to Mayor Castro’s tune several years later.

It would be novel if the Bexar County leadership actually did lead instead of follow. This would mean paying attention to the things that are evidential fact and not fiction and bias due to their ideological disorder and/or desire to pander to a micro-minority loud political group that has lots of time to rant about human contrived “rights”. The court is legitimately concerned about opioid addictions and the cost to healthcare so much so that it filed a lawsuit against manufacturers to recover costs of care. What will they do to recover costs of their condoned addictive unhealthy lifestyles? Who will they sue? The only recourse will be to raise taxes on property owners and residents of Bexar County.

Rather than legitimizing gender confusion and sexual deviancy, they might want to address issues within their purview, such as roads, drainage, and other County business. It’s vital to our society that we get back to natural basics to improve everyone’s quality of life.

SAWS CEO declines $96,500 bonus

SAWS CEO declines $96,500 bonus

In a sage political move, SAWS CEO Robert Puente has declined a $96,500 bonus. Not accepting his almost $100k bonus  is possibly Puente’s wisest move as CEO as SAWS goes deeper in debt, raises water rates for two consecutive years, grows socialized program for un-affordable rates, and hasn’t gotten out of the very expensive and unnecessary “Consent Decree” among other serious problems.

Is it theatrics to deceive the masses? Give him a ridiculous bonus so that when the heat is on he can magnanimously decline? This does nothing to address the flawed SAWS planning problems with Vista Ridge or the other problems listed above.

To read more from San Antonio Express News, click here.

Uresti may owe fraud victims more than $3M, feds say

Uresti may owe fraud victims more than $3M, feds say

No one is above the law, not even the politically connected and powerful. Even though it looks like his State Legislative Pension is protected due to the bad policy passed in the Texas Senate in 2017 (seemingly in anticipation of his criminal trial verdict). Carlos Uresti needs to be held accountable criminally but also civilly and the best way to do that is punitive damages that will hurt his pocket book. May justice be done for healing and closure for his victims and may he through these financial punishments have a chance to seek forgiveness and mercy from his victims.

To read more from San Antonio Express News, click here.

 

Mayor Nirenberg moves City Charter Amendments to November election, dismisses Charter Review Commission

Mayor Nirenberg moves City Charter Amendments to November election, dismisses Charter Review Commission

City News: Mayor Nirenberg has moved the City Charter Amendments to the November election and dismissed the Charter Review Commission originally appointed by Mayor Ivy Taylor and the previous Council. In a tyrannical move, Nirenberg disbanded the previous CRC being run by a former Councilman who was being open to Citizen Amendments, transparent, judicious and prudential. It seems Nirenberg became irritated and impatient with the former Committee’s leadership’s desire for an open process and his inability to control them and the process. Now he can re-organize the CRC and appoint his fellow progressive allies to fill and run the CRC to advance his agenda. Consider applying to serve on the CRC with your respective Councilman to help bring common sense to the Committee. Is it any wonder that the SAFD and Firemen are working to gather enough signatures to force the City to include proposed Amendments by several different organizations?

To read more about the Charter Review Commission, click here.

As Wolff remained free, others with fewer probation violations rearrested

As Wolff remained free, others with fewer probation violations rearrested

Justice needs to be rendered for all who break the laws, even if they hold political office.

A months-long investigation by the KSAT 12 Defenders found that more than 40 defendants in adjudicated Bexar County drunken driving cases were rearrested late last year for possible probation violations.

Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, however, remained free during this time despite more than two dozen probation violations of his own.

Wolff, who last year skipped 24 breath tests in May and June then tested positive for alcohol during a urinalysis in August, avoided having a motion to revoke probation filed in his case and instead had his mobile alcohol monitoring extended two and a half months, according to a supplemental report filed in his case Dec. 4.

Something does not sound correct. Is true justice being served?

To read more from KTSA, click here.

Bexar County Adds LGBT Protections to EEO Policy

Bexar County Adds LGBT Protections to EEO Policy

All 5 Commissioners, including REP Kevin Wolff, voted for this attack on women’s privacy that undermines marriage, attacks the family and promoted unhealthy addictive lifestyles that will lead to domestic failure. If this continues we won’t have a SA600 to celebrate like we are celebrating the SA300 Tricentennial.

To read more from Out In SA, click here.

The Office of Ron Nirenberg is creating an LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

The Office of Ron Nirenberg is creating an LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

Why are taxpayers being forced to support unhealthy, affective lifestyles?
Should taxpayers pay for rehab of other addictions the same way? Aren’t all other rehabilitation programs designed to help people say no to the addictive choices? Instead this program condones unhealthy lifestyle choices. This is an abuse of power and taxpayers.
Very special people consider applying for this who can exhibit great self-control might consider to apply to this commission to truly help bring light to this government promoted situation.