Monday, October 30, 2006


Here is the link to the YouTube video of Representative Joe Barton, R, Texas calling the police on a constituent, a father with a son with autism, who calmly requested that he join the "Town Meeting" that was held at Barton's Office.

We was denied access. Imus aired the entire 4 minute clip this morning (10/31). My stomach is sick - and I've barely started on the giant bowl of Halloween candy.

Thanks, Big Roy!

Hmm, I don't have a lot of friends with names like "Big Roy." But I want to thank the owner of the Imusblog for adding a link to this blog. Like a lot of parents of kids with autism, I am grateful to Imus and his wife Deirdre for his constant message about the politics of our kids' lives. Not sure if Big Roy and Imus know eachother -- or if Big Roy is just a FAN (pun intended). But his YouTube link to Joe Barton and "get the word out" approach is most appreciated.



Trish Ryan said...

Everyone needs a friend named "Big Roy." That's who you call when your driveway needs plowing, or the cat climbed up on the roof again and you need a really long ladder.

Or when you need a little boost in your attempt to make the world a better place for your kids. Yay Big Roy :)

Kim Stagliano said...

Isn't that the truth. It sounds very rugged and Western to my Eastern ears! Like "Hoss" from Bonanza.