It’s not everyday you’re in the same room as the president.

But if you go to Houston’s City Hall meetings on Tuesdays, you can enjoy his presence to your heart’s content. That’s what I hear anyway.

I spent most of my afternoon at City Hall for work yesterday. The mayor’s photographer, sitting next to me, mentioned that the “Previous” section of public comments was the best part of the meeting. He noticed that both the president and a senator were scheduled to speak.

“President of what?” I asked.

“Of nothing,” he said. “He thinks he’s President of the United States or of the world. He says he was abducted by aliens and they made him president. He’s here every Tuesday.”

I looked at the agenda and saw that he was supposed to be speaking about the mafia, and removing Bush’s, Kerry’s and Nader’s names from the ballots.

Houston City Hall meeting

I think it would have been fun to hear him speak. However, I’d been there since 1:30 p.m. and they were only halfway through the public comments and not even close to his turn by 4. So I gave up and left. I am disappointed that I don’t have a picture of the distinguished guest of the city.

Has anyone else ever seen or heard of this guy? I’m sorry I can’t recall his name.

4 Comments so far

  1. who... hymn? (unregistered) on October 13th, 2004 @ 5:50 pm

    At first I thought you were talking about Jew Don Boney… but no…. you’re talking about some other nut. I’ll ask around and see if I can find out.

  2. who... hymn? (unregistered) on October 14th, 2004 @ 8:22 am

    Okay… I found it. The person you are talking about is: President Joseph Charles of Royalty. He lives on Antoine Drive in Houston and is a regular speaker at the Houston City Council meetings.

    He’s been going to these meetings for over 25 years… surprisingly; there isn’t a lot of information about him on the web.

  3. craig (unregistered) on October 14th, 2004 @ 1:08 pm

    I have seen him speak. WOW!
    It is too bad they don’t give every one (the nuts) longer to speak.

    Your best bet would be to turn on channel 16 on your Warner Cable. It is the Municipal Access channel.

    I no longer have Warner Cabke and do miss the true flavor of Houston.

  4. Steve Love (unregistered) on October 14th, 2004 @ 1:26 pm

    Yeah, I don’t have cable either. But I definitely think they should move those guys up to the very beginning of the queue.

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