In a post, a Burleson resident Gary Cochran asks the following:
Then later down in the thread, Andrea Kyle mentions the following:
“What concerns me is that Victoria Johnson and Katherine Reading signs are in the yards that supported Biden and Shetter. In fact those hardcore Democrat yards supported every single liberal Democrat running and now they have a Victoria Johnson and Katherine Reading sign in their yard. It is what it is. They can say they’re nonpartisan all day long but Democrat by association.
We know Stuart Gillespie is a conservative and the voice of reason. The Democrat Shetter and the incumbents attempted to take prayer out of the city council meeting. Stuart Gillespie held firm to keep the prayer before all City council meetings.So let’s clear up a few things here.
We’ll go through this and unpack it a bit at a time. Then we will add some clarity regarding Andrea’s claim that “The Democrat Shetter and the incumbents attempted to take prayer out of the city council meeting.”
First things first.
There is no “concern” nor is there any correlation at all that Biden supporters are the same individuals supporting Victoria Johnson and Katherine Reading.
Andrea Kyle’s claim is simply a fear mongering attempt to tie anyone who opposes her candidates of choice and an attempt to link them to the liberal platform.
Andrea Kyle appears to simply copy/paste the same thing over and over again in multiple comments.
One can presume that Phillip Waddell made some type of comment and then deleted it. Or perhaps Andrea Kyle is simply talking to the voices in her head and replying to them as well. Who knows what Andrea Kyle is referring to mentioning that she “remember[s] that… where two people showed up and one of them was his son?”
Again, either Phillip Waddell is making comments and then deleting them, or Andrea Kyle is having a conversation with herself.
But Ken Shetter is no longer in office and is not whispering anything into any candidate’s ears. So no one is quite sure where these claims are coming from.
Let’s move on to Lindsay French’s comment after we see Andrea Kyle’s multiple ‘edits’ to her comment.
So Andrea Kyle has to modify her statement a few times in this one comment. However, the point trying to be conveyed is this: Ken Shetter is whispering into Councilwoman Katherine Reading and Candidate Victoria Johnson’s ears.
Ok. Got it. Sort of. Not really. Actually that makes no sense. Even after a few “edits” to the comment, Andrea Kyle is still making no sense. So let’s move on to Lindsay French and her additional rhetoric to the thread.
Again, no one knows where these wild conspiracy theories come from. But there is simply no merit to this claim. There is no correlation between Lindsay French’s claim that “Johnson is a Shetter puppet.”
It is true that Stuart Gillaspie (spelled with an ‘A’ not ‘e’ as Lindsay French has typed) has indeed done things for the community and been in office for over TWO DECADES. However is Gillaspie “the only true Godly one in the mix for place 1” as Lindsay French claims?
In a statement from Candidate Victoria Johnson she says:
I would say Ken Shetter has moved on, it’s time that they do as well. I have not tied myself to any platform, nor am I anyone’s puppet. I’m not tied to any platform. I am not in anyone’s pocket. I don’t have people from other level of government coming in to tell me how to do my job. Or prove to others that I can. I will say this, there won’t be a minute of city time spent on me or my behaviorVictoria Johnson
So let’s wrap this back around into one of Andrea Kyle’s initial claims. Does it hold any water or does Andrea Kyle’s claim simply seem to puppet regurgitated claims that do not line up with anything in reality?
Of course her claims don’t hold any water. Her claims are filled with gaping holes!
Once again this is simply Andrea Kyle’s attempt at fake news.
Early in March of 2007 the then City attorney Alan Taylor advise the city to suspend invitations at the beginning of each meeting and propose a moment of silence “to avoid possible Landing ourselves in court.”
Alan Taylor is the one who advised the city of Burleson to suspend pre Council meeting prayer citing several court cases from the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) regarding municipalities and school districts being sued.
Gillaspie did indeed make a statement voicing his concerns regarding Alan Taylor’s legal advice to the city.
And in the same month, the then elected Mayor Ken Shetter did indeed say, “We will go back to having prayers, which we were going to do anyway after coming up with a process for inviting everyone in our faith community to participate in the opening prayer,”
So while Andrea Kyle (and associated crew members) do enjoy misinformation and fear mongering stories, let’s recap these claims:
Did Ken Shetter try to remove prayer from the Burleson City Council meetings?
No. Alan Taylor the city attorney did.
Sorry Community, but Andrea Kyle’s claim is a lie.
Is Katherine Reading and/or Victoria Johnson associated with, and having whispers from Ken Shetter in their ear?
No. Not in the least bit. Both ladies are quite capable themselves.
Once again Community, Andrea Kyle’s claim is baseless.
Is Victoria Johnson a ‘puppet’ for Shetter?
Nope. Victoria has no involvement from former Mayor Ken Shetter.
Lindsay French, join Andrea Kyle’s crazy train.
Is Stuart Gillaspie the “only true Godly one” in the race for place 1 in the City Council race?
Not hardly. Victoria Johnson has never said, “Grab ’em by the **ssy” like some national elected leaders. Victoria has never been censured by their peers on the local City Council. And Victoria loves Jesus, guns, and baby Panda videos.
Feel free to make up something else Lindsay & Andrea.
These lies do NOT add up.
Regardless of whom one wants to win a local city election, these wild accusations need to stop.