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Houston Community Organizes to Recall Councilwoman Who Yelled at Trump Shirt Wearing Teenage Girl

Houston Community Organizes to Recall Councilwoman Who Yelled at Trump Shirt Wearing Teenage Girl

“A lot of people have said they voted for her and like this councilwoman but they’re shocked that this would happen…She doesn’t represent their values any longer.”

Kellye Burke made national headlines a few weeks ago, but probably not in the way she hoped.

Burke serves as a city councilor for West University Place, a small, wealthy, municipality inside the Houston city limits.

Burke was charged with a Class C misdemeanor for disorderly conduct after she yelled at a group of teenage girls who were waiting in line to buy cookies for younger girls at their church.

I blogged a few weeks ago:

Four teenage girls were standing in line at Tiny’s Milk and Cookies in West University Place, a tiny municipality nestled within the Houston city limits. They were waiting to buy cookies for kids at their church. One of the teenaged-girls was wearing a Trump t-shirt that said, “Make America Great Again.”

While waiting, West U Councilwoman Kellye Burke walked up to them and screamed, “Grab em by the p*ssy girls!” They tried to laugh it off, but Burke kept on.

Again, she screamed expletives at the girls, who were then frightened. Burke then yelled “MAGA!” repeatedly while shaking her fist, according to one of the girl’s fathers, who accompanied them to the bakery.

The girls never responded and left without saying a word, one fearful this woman might hurt her.

None of them were aware Burke was a councilwoman until after the fact.

The families and the girls spoke to local news under the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

Burke later issued the worst sorry, not sorry apology ever, which didn’t exactly ingratiate herself with West U residents.

Now, a group of West U residents is soliciting signatures for their petition to recall Burke.

From local news:

Dozens of volunteers within West University Place will seek signatures for a recall petition in an effort to remove councilwoman Kellye Burke from her seat.

…“A lot of people have said they voted for her and like this councilwoman but they’re shocked that this would happen,” said Jay Cohen, who is assisting with the recall petition. “She doesn’t represent their values any longer.”

Cohen will be among more than 20 West U residents who will volunteer his time to collect signatures. Cohen said the group hopes to get between 1,200 and 1,500 signatures.

“So it’s 15 percent of the registered voters in West U and it’s our understanding that that number is kind of a moving target as registered voters come and go,” he said.

Burke received 1,264 votes in May on 2017 when she was elected. Cohen said after all the signatures are collected, they plan to move forward with the next phase of the recall process.

“Once that happens the city secretary has 30 days to review all the signatures and see if there’s a recall,” Burke said.

Volunteers will stand outside City Hall — closest to the police station on University Boulevard — to collect signatures on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

Burke was absent from the last city council meeting (the first one since she was charged for screaming profanities at a teenaged girl). Burke’s attorney attended and read a statement in her absence:

“I have received threats of violence. As a result, my family has had to flee our home,” the attorney read. “Those same critics have mounted a campaign for me to step down from council. I will not be stepping down from my elected position.”

An attorney told KPRC2 that Burke has sought police protection because of the threats of violence against her.

People who live in West U. had an opportunity to speak out about the controversy. Some showed support for the councilwoman, while others demanded she step down.

“Kellye is funny and irreverent and at times her comments are somewhat unfiltered, and I think we can all agree that last week she made a big mistake. However this is an incident that should have been handled privately and speedily between adults, not in public,” one resident said.

“The intolerance she exhibited, the next time it happens in our community, what’s it going to be about? Politics, race, religion? I don’t know, but if she doesn’t step down she’s sending the message that it is OK,” another resident said.


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being a small town councilman is a pretty thankless job in even the best of circumstances – it’s certainly not worth this level of aggravation. For her own peace of mind, she needs to resign as quickly as possible and go find someplace else to live quietly. Preferably in California.

    Anchovy in reply to Tom Servo. | April 16, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Unless she gets a hate Trump tattoo, dies her hair purple, wears a “Che” tee shirt and shows up with the faint odor of vagina on her breath, she will be way too conservative for California.

      4th armored div in reply to Anchovy. | April 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      there are plenty of non prog places to live – see the number of cities joining lawsuits against ca ag.

      orange county for instance.

    It’s often a great public service.

    But when a narcissistic hysteric like this boundary-challenged woman catches hell when she acts like a narcissist hysteric with no boundary control, she deserves all the grief that might come her way.

    mrGAB444 in reply to Tom Servo. | April 17, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Apoplectic left revealing who they are, they can’t deal with it. Their attacks on conservatives, Trump and his supporters keep backfiring in their faces.

    ‘Are you suffering from Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder (TARD)?’
    “if Trump wins a 2nd term…would that make them RE-TARDS?”

ahad haamoratsim | April 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Whoever is behind the threats of violence should be arrested and charged. Period.

She seems to know who is behind those threats, since she says without apparent reservation that they are the same people who are behind the recall effort. Were the people who made the threats dumb enough to identify themselves? If not, what makes her so sure they are the ones behind the recall?

It’s almost as though she has learned nothing about the foolishness of thinking that everyone who differs with her is evil.

    “…she says without apparent reservation…”

    Describes the state of pathetic mind quite perfectly.

    She’s probably as big a liar as she is a narcissist.

    She only thinks she knows. If she had any kind of proof she’d have turn it over to LEOs already. Assuming that there WERE threats of physical harm against her. Threatening to start a recall campaign doesn’t count.

      The usual pattern is that the lawyer claims “f off and die” is a “rape threat” or “death threat.”

      One of the things #GamerGate made easier to research.

If this is truly coming from the grass-roots rather than Burke’s pre-existing political opponents, then this would represent a wisp of decency returning to our politics. I’ll be waiting to see how this plays out and whether such attitudes spread to other locales.

This lawyer is not making things any better. I hope that he’s inexpensive.

“I have received threats of violence. As a result, my family has had to flee our home,” the attorney read. “Those same critics have mounted a campaign for me to step down from council.”

So, hysteric who makes abusive threats claims to be the po’ lil’ victim of abusive threats. A weak counterattack, and probably not even true, but perhaps the best smokescreen she can throw out.

But the “those same critics” bit is where she logically collapses. The assertion is the justification for her attempt to retain a position she’s shown she’s not suited to—the pretense is that she’s just courageously resisting those enemies who go around making threats. Except that she’s failed to show that those trying to remove her are in fact tied in any way to the ones making the threats. Unless there’s some evidence on the way, this is just an unfounded smear. She sounds like someone who does a lot of that.

    oldgoat36 in reply to tom_swift. | April 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Unless she received threats in a letter or email, or was left a recorded message on the phone, I tend to doubt she got any, and if she did, she conflated them to be much more than they are.

    I once saw an argument going on outside a Student Union building, a man was arguing with a woman who had hair the colors of the rainbow, it wasn’t heated, it seemed more a circular discussion from what I had seen to that point, neither making any real good points. The man pointed a finger at her, which I took to be an action just meant to be emphasizing a point. She went off, she asked people “did you see that?!? He threatened me!” He turned pale, and was shaking his head. No one seemed to really back her up, so she started going into triggered mode over it. The point of this being that threats are now seemingly what a person claims them to be, rather than reality.

    This woman paints everything, it seems, with a broad brush, so her claim of knowing that it is the same ones making the complaint could be just that… those *shudder* Trump voters.

This stupid woman mistreated some kids. She deserves to be recalled. Of course the threats of violence, if there were any, are not acceptable.

I think some conservative people do not understand just how vile, and just how pervasive, the anti-Trump misinformation really is. I’ve been watching my local newspaper, a practice I have had all my adult life, and I am intensely aware of how extreme and one-sided the local news really is. My local newspaper only carries the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the AP (sometimes). Those news sources have become propaganda.

I think it’s unwise to allow the delegitimization of supporting or voting for a major party candidate. Such an act must be dealt with as strongly as possible within the law. Left to fester, it will become license for certain elements to begin escalating what is acceptable behavior to one’s political opponents. We’ve seen signs of this already during the election year and after. It is intolerable.

inspectorudy | April 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Now that is democracy in action! That’s the way it’s supposed to work! This lady enjoyed free speech but not free from reactions.

I am always amazed by comments such as “they like her”… given her triggered reaction, and further comment that she speaks out unfiltered, I’m not so sure her constituents even really know her, so how much exactly do they “like” her?

I live in a relatively small town, I think I’ve seen the elected people about three times since I’ve been here, excluding the town meetings I’ve attended. Once in a HS auditorium for an event with my kids, and twice during the 4th of July parade. I really don’t know any of them, other than noting some stupidity of some of their stances in town meetings, so liking them doesn’t really come into it. I can agree or disagree with them without bringing their personalities into it.

This woman acted unprovoked, other than a young lady wearing a T-Shirt, and she became triggered and it left the young lady concerned for her well being. That tells me this woman is unfit for any office. I can understand and even appreciate passion. I see cars plastered with stickers of support for leftists all the time, and many of those drivers are just as poor at driving as they are in the choice of whom they support, but other than laughing a bit to myself over how stupid it makes their car look, I just look to avoid them.

She is supposed to be an example to her community. She chose to become unhinged against a young lady in public to a point where the young ladies felt threatened. That is not a positive example for an elected official. I hope she gets recalled, her community deserves better.

“The left wants, needs, loves, and exacerbates violent conflict. The question is…why?…Conservatives generally want policy discussions because we disagree with liberals. Liberals need gutter politics because they despise conservatives personally.”
― Eric Golub

Ecclesiastes 10:2,3
10:2 A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left.
10:3 Even when the fool walks along the road, he lacks sense and he demonstrates his foolishness to everyone.

Remember, liberals are the tolerant group.

I’d like to see her sentenced to a week of having her arms and legs locked in an old fashioned stock while wearing a Trump shirt.

Burke’s attorney attended and read a statement in her absence:

What does she need a lawyer for?

She has a pretty face and a very nasty mouth that she never revealed while seeking office. She is a fraud and everybody now knows it.

The usual libtard response. Now she is the victim.