I'm not vouching for the accuracy of either of these sources. I merely present them for your consideration, and to illustrate how acting on incomplete or unverified information can be destructive.
Right now, I'm really glad that I did not publish the damage-control article that I wrote for txgreens.org after my blog post from earlier today, because I did not have all the necessary facts. More information may yet spill out on this matter.
If it's true that Harris County Green Party Secretary Gavino Zárate spoke to Heavy on behalf of the entire state party, he committed a grievous no-no that can get him removed from office. Zarate. Per by-laws, only co-chairs are permitted to speak for the party as a whole.
If it's true that Kino Jiménez was responding angrily to some ugly racist talk about celebrating Independence Day with lynchings, as Raw Story reports, and it wasn't just some kid wearing an inflammatory ball cap, I can certainly understand his motivation without condoning his actions.
Dueling narratives and big-big drama. Regardless of who's right, Jiménez's name has been removed from the GPTX contact list. All he gave when he signed (or when he was signed up) was his name and a bogus email address, according to GPTX co-chair Wes Gaige.
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