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Go green

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Oct 13, 2010
 
Go green!

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Oct 13, 2010
 
Wounded wrote:
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We also need to do away with the electoral vote.
You mean do away with the USA? Because that is the foundation of this Republic, put in place by the founding fathers.
Berlin

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Oct 13, 2010
 
not real wrote:
honestly who gives a shit about the rail road commissioner, what in the hell do he or she do for anybody????????
You might want to read up on the RR commission. It controls everything. It is the second most powerful body in Texas, right behind the legislature.

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If he's so darn smart, he wouldn't be a Democrat.
It's obvious that you don't take the time to learn who your candidates are. Have one conversation with David Porter and then get back to me on who you're voting for.
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Oct 13, 2010
 

Voted For David Porter

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Weems is a blowhard
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Go David Porter - you have my vote!
Honesty in Government

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I have heard both candidates. Jeff Weems sounds good until you listen to him. Then you realize he sounds like a big city lawyer who will do and say anything. Maybe because he is, having helped BP shaft royalty owners, and Enron defraud its retires. Listen closely and you will hear many stories, like how he attacks the current commission and then offers his plan to finish things they started.

David Porter is not the speaker, but actually listen to him and talk with him and you realize he is what we need in government. An honest person who will strive to serve the public. He has worked with many small oil industry companies, not just doing taxes, but helping them understand all the aspects of being a business.

Don't be fooled by another empty suit that sounds good. Select honesty, integrity and the candidate that will serve the public. Join me in voting for David Porter.

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Oct 13, 2010
 
Honesty in Government wrote:
I have heard both candidates. Jeff Weems sounds good until you listen to him. Then you realize he sounds like a big city lawyer who will do and say anything. Maybe because he is, having helped BP shaft royalty owners, and Enron defraud its retires. Listen closely and you will hear many stories, like how he attacks the current commission and then offers his plan to finish things they started.
David Porter is not the speaker, but actually listen to him and talk with him and you realize he is what we need in government. An honest person who will strive to serve the public. He has worked with many small oil industry companies, not just doing taxes, but helping them understand all the aspects of being a business.
Don't be fooled by another empty suit that sounds good. Select honesty, integrity and the candidate that will serve the public. Join me in voting for David Porter.
Well, you're right in that Jeff Weems is a big city lawyer. But you forgot to mention the number of years that he actually worked in the oil fields. He knows exactly what goes on when working on the rigs. He has a vested interest in the oil and gas industry, since that's where he makes his living. And yes, he's defended big name companies, but he's also defended private citizens against those big companies.

The closest David Porter has ever come to having field experience in the oil and gas industry is sitting in an office crunching numbers. To make a good Railroad Commissioner, you have to be able to understand the nitty gritty of working conditions, not just how much money oil companies make swindling consumers.
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#33
Oct 13, 2010
 
Huh
Defiant1

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JeffWeemsSupporter wrote:
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Well, you're right in that Jeff Weems is a big city lawyer. But you forgot to mention the number of years that he actually worked in the oil fields. He knows exactly what goes on when working on the rigs. He has a vested interest in the oil and gas industry, since that's where he makes his living. And yes, he's defended big name companies, but he's also defended private citizens against those big companies.
The closest David Porter has ever come to having field experience in the oil and gas industry is sitting in an office crunching numbers. To make a good Railroad Commissioner, you have to be able to understand the nitty gritty of working conditions, not just how much money oil companies make swindling consumers.
"The closest David Porter has ever come to having field experience in the oil and gas industry is sitting in an office crunching numbers."

The closest Odumbo has ever come to having Presidential experience is being a community agitator.
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Oct 14, 2010
 
He has my vote

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Defiant1 wrote:
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"The closest David Porter has ever come to having field experience in the oil and gas industry is sitting in an office crunching numbers."
The closest Odumbo has ever come to having Presidential experience is being a community agitator.
Whether you agree with him or not, President Obama is still POTUS and deserves respect. So call him by his real name and stop being childish.

Also, no one has Presidential experience until they're actually President. And none of the candidates running in 2008 were incumbents. So if you didn't vote for President Obama because he "didn't have Presidential experience", why are you voting for David Porter?
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Oct 15, 2010
 
Jeff weem

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Killeen, TX

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Oct 15, 2010
 

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nocontest

Tomball, TX

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#39
Oct 15, 2010
 
Here's the job description:
The Railroad Commission of Texas is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining (despite its name, it no longer regulates railroads). Established by the Texas Legislature in 1891, the commission is the state's oldest regulatory agency.

now.. here's two resumes.. who would you hire?

Candidate 1
· Born Fort Lewis, Washington.
· Magna Cum Laude from Harding University with Bachelor’s in Accounting.
· CPA: worked with oil and gas producers for nearly 3 decades providing accounting, financial and tax council.
· Focuses on providing accounting and tax services to oil and gas producers, royalty owners, oil field service companies and other small businesses.
Achievements and Awards
Certified Public Accountant
Elected Director of Midland County Hospital District 1989-91
Deacon of Fairmont Park Church of Christ, Midland

Candidate 2
· Born in Houma, LA
· Moved to Houston in high school. Worked on rigs and as a drilling mud representative during high school and college
· Graduated with high honors from UT Austin with B.B.A. in Petroleum Land Management
· University of Texas School of Law graduate with honors.
· State Bar of Texas Sections on Litigation and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
· Third generation working for energy service companies.
· Practice law which involves the representation of operating companies, energy service companies, royalty and land owners.
Achievements and Awards
Texas Super Lawyer in Energy, Texas Monthly, 2007
Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review
Honors Graduate, University of Texas School of Law, 1989
High Honors Graduate, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas of Austin, 1983
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Life Member, 100 Club
Stewardship Chairman, First Congregational Church of Houston
Board of Directors, Back Bay Mission of Biloxi, Mississippi

does there really have to be discussion on this... obviously candidate two is way more qualified, based on the job description.

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#40
Oct 15, 2010
 

Voted For Roger Gary

make no diff who we vote for they are going to put in who they want anyway
JMB

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#41
Oct 15, 2010
 
Jeff Weems sounds intelligent, has vast knowledge in the industry and said “ we must balance the needs of the industry with concerns of the stakeholders affected by drilling and production activities”.

Follow the money to see a candidates true agenda. Jim Finley of Finley Resources tried using the Mineral Interest Pooling Act to force people to lease their land in order for his company to have drilling rights on their property. Luckily it was shot down. Would Jim Finley give him money to balance the needs and concerns or to tip the scales in favor of oil companies?
And for the DEMs and REPs, get educated and think for yourself, be independent!
dom

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#42
Oct 15, 2010
 
who cares
really

Corpus Christi, TX

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#43
Oct 15, 2010
 
Jeff Weem has my vote as well.
dom

San Antonio, TX

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#44
Oct 15, 2010
 
mine too!

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