Sid Miller On The Rampage

March 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

We have talked about Texas’ new Commissioner of Agriculture, Sid Miller, many times here at the beauty salon.  In fact, he’s one of the main reason we’re still open.

He’s the guy who would have to study up to be an imbecile.


Well, Darlin’, he made the front page of the Austin American Statesman today.

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 11.26.08 AMIt seems that Ole Sid has gone through money like Sherman through Georgia.

Newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appointed the wife of his longtime political consultant and business partner to one of the highest-paid positions in his agency — part of a restructuring that has added several expensive executive positions to the agency.

Kellie Housewright-Smith was named a member of Miller’s transition team on Nov. 17 at a pay rate of $13,750 per month, according to personnel records obtained under Texas open records laws. Her husband is Todd Smith, who has worked on all of Miller’s state political campaigns.

The fun part is that she knows diddle squat about agriculture.  Hell, Thelma grows tomatoes in pots outside her doublewide so she’d be more qualified.

Well, once the Statesman started asking questions about her, she resigned to tend to “family health matters.”  I betcha.

That didn’t empty Sid’s Bag O’ Nuts.  No, sireeee.

Another of the commissioner’s new high-level hires was sanctioned by the Federal Elections Commission in 2004 for improperly obscuring sources of campaign contributions.

And I seriously doubt this is going to be the end of it.  Ole Sid don’t learn from lessons.

Miller also has ruffled feathers among his former colleagues in the Legislature by aggressively pushing for substantially more money for the Department of Agriculture, an agency whose budget he voted to slash when he was a representative, according to a recent Texas Tribune report. The report also revealed that Miller had been banned from parking in the secured driveway around the Capitol after he was caught parking there without permission.

Permission?  Sid don’t need no stinkin’ permission.

Maybe we could just ban him from the capitol.

Thanks to Donna for the heads up.

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17 Comments to “Sid Miller On The Rampage”

  1. ok, for years and years y’all had a lady at the helm of agriculture in Texas. There really weren’t too many ladies serving as ag chiefs in the USA then and still aren’t that many. She was there for so long that I started to think of her like Mt. Rushmore. How does she stack up to this guy? Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. e platypus onion says:

    Wingnuts one shining example of equal pay for equal work isn’t going to satisfy us libs,no siree. She can’t type but she can squeeze lemons. Had to get that poke at sexuality in there because.

  3. Marge Wood says:

    Oh, rats, weasels and skunks can squeeze through any opening the size of a dime. Just saying.

    And I always liked Susan Coombs okay until she started acting like a Republican. I mean, she’s a ranch lady, you know? She prolly rides a horse all the way to the Capitol from wherever in left Texas that her immense ranch is. Of course rememberating ain’t my strong suit.

  4. Corinne Sabo says:

    Sid would need a lot of points to have an IQ that is a positive number. What happened to fiscal conservative?

  5. I think we all know that the real definition of a fiscal conservative is one who conserves the fiscal stuff for hisownself.

  6. Hey Sid! I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, and therefore should be more than qualified for that $13,750 a month job in your department. Where do I apply?

  7. RepubAnon says:

    Isn’t it odd how the louder one of these gohmerts yells about cutting taxes, the more likely they are to divert taxpayer dollars to the bank accounts of themselves and their cronies – and then complain that government “can’t do anything right.”

    I’ll bet Sid’s big problem with the Department of Agriculture’s budget is that there wasn’t enough room to hire all his cronies and still have enough left over to fatten his re-election slush fund…

  8. Not a Susan Combs fan.

    She may own an interest in a Brewster County cow-calf operation, but her bachelor’s degree from Vassar and JD from Texas paint quite a different picture of who she is to me. Just another rich out the a$$ Republican playing cowboy. Or in this case cowgirl. When push comes to shove she will do the Massa’s bidding here in Plantation Texas.

  9. maryelle says:

    “Corrupt conservatives” is a redundancy.

  10. As an avid gardener myself I suspect they used way too much fertilizer when setting crony’s wages.

  11. Fred Farklestone says:

    Can someone explain to me what’s the story a behind those big cowboy hats!
    I’ve worked in heavy construction for over 40 years, but I don’t wear my hardhat 24/7! I mean, does wearing that lid help them make-up for what they don’t have swinging, below the belt?
    It’s ridiculous watching these wanta-be cowboys walking around like they’re mule is outside, waiting to be mounted!
    No disrespect meant, but please tell me what’s with the hat?

  12. This clown’s sense of entitlement can be seen from Earth orbit. But since Texas is wholly owned by the GOP, I don’t suppose anything will be done.

    Fred, if he had any class he’d take his hat off indoors anyway. But rules don’t apply to him. Maybe it’s concealing his pointy haid.

  13. None of the cowboys I’ve ever known would have worn a hat — any hat — indoors. But then, the cowboys I’ve known weren’t just real cowboys; they were also gentlemen. I believe this is all just a part of the dumbing-down of America.

  14. Ralph Wiggam says:

    The hat is held on by the vacuum between their ears. That’s why they never come off.

  15. Fred, old joke: How are Cowboy Hats and Hemorrhoids the same?

    Sooner or later every a**hole gets one.

  16. maryelle says:

    My son recently traveled to Texas for work. I admonished him not to come back wearing a ten-gallon hat and a fringed jacket.
    Already too many of what Lynn described in this world. (a la Cornyn)

  17. linda phipps says:

    Fringed Jacket? I used to have one, but sold it to someone in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where they are still fighting the Civil War.