Tuesday, December 6, 2016



TODAY A REMINDER OF THE CASE OF MARIA FIDELA GARZA.

To the left is her picture with the entire story profiled.

If you want to watch directly on Youtube the announcement of the up and coming protest to end corruption which will occur in front of the FBI Brownsville Office on December 16, 2016 from 2-10, click here

When considering what is happening to all of these victims remember the words of the con artist Mike Hernandez of OP10.33 protecting all of the villains.

 " I came looking for villains, and there aren’t any.  The Herald  



MARIA FIDELA GARZA'S FAMILY DEMANDS JUSTICE

I want to keep this post dignified.  Maria Fidela Garza died after being hit as a pedestrian by Sandra Blanco.  On May 26, 2015, Judge Ben Euresti under a Cold Plea, allowed her to walk with probation, even though she had been on the run for 15 years.  Maria Fidela Garza's family will not rest until all those responsible for this injustice face justice.

Maria Fidela Garza was a victim of the villains Mike Hernandez says do not exist.

I did many stories including one on the defendant's roommate claiming the defendant's daughter gave the money to pay off Saenz.

Click for the full stories and various posts.

We will get justice for Maria Fidela Garza no matter how hard Mike Hernandez's hacks try to discredit those going after the villains he says do not exist.

HERNANDEZ ADMITS HE LIED ABOUT OFFERING TO PAY BLOGGERS FOR POSITIVE PRESS, AND THEN LIES HE WILL NOT PAY IF THEY WRITE BAD ABOUT OTHERS

THE IMP DEMANDS THE BV STOP WORKING AND PAY HIS BILLS, TO RESPOND TO THE IMP'S STORIES - NOW THERE IS AN EGO THAT NEEDS HELP

Juanito on OP10.33 before Mike wrote him a check to stop trashing OP10.33

So Juanito were you lying then or now, please tell.

"All she has to do is what Mike, Marin, and the OP 10.33 cadre tell her.
So when it comes to things like downtown renovation or political involvement, the OP 10.33 crowd have a skewered sense of philanthropy: We'll go for it only if there is something to be gained; monetary profit or political control. 

He can call it pessimism. We'll call it experience with previous adventurers who have taken the city for a ride dangling meat before a hungry crowd.

The OP 10.33 operatives being paid to do this are not evil people. After all, money is not the root of all evil, the love of money is. And Mike (can we call you Mike?) they love your money."

Can you just piss your pants when Juanito trashes the paid OP10.33 operatives?

Here is how it worked and the inept journalist Imp never in it for the truth, took it hook line and sinker. The BV is about the truth. For months Montoya trashed Mike Hernandez and then he writes a handful of pieces praising Hernandez which are replete with innuendo as to Hernandez's role and misleading headlines and sentences.  It reached the point of Montoya trying to make people believe Mike Hernandez was the only one on the planet who understood the Zika virus, and the with the help of the notorious George Gavito was fighting it head on by passing out a handful of cans for bug pray.  When someone turned up with the Zika virus that proved the brilliant scientist was the only one right on the issue, Montoya went with the bogus story..  No it proved Juanito needed beer money and  was willing to write an absurd story to get it.

The BV called for the county and city to start spraying which would have been the most effective solution, but no the great scientist pulled a publicity stunt for self promotion and endangered and entire community which probably used the entire can on their family in one day.  Mike was unwilling to demand the county and city do their job and spray. 

It took one day for the rumors to spread Juanito was clearly taking money.  He does nothing without getting paid.  The BV did not run the story because the best evidence would be Mike Hernandez admitting to it.  So I encouraged people to get the rumor to the Imp, and he took the bait and sent Mike the email to ask if it was true.  I know Mike, and his porcelain ego required that he answer - and he did- he gave the BV and everyone the needed answer, after I refused his money, which Mike admitted to he then turned to a known person with a long criminal history and paid for press.  I got Mike to admit to the truth and the Imp to bring out the story.  Not even a challenge.

Here are the exchanges.

From Mike: 

 "I told Juan the same thing I emailed you. I will support any publication online that agrees to report the truth but I will not pay anyone to write bad things about others or good things about me and my organization. It may seem like a fine line to you but there is very clear difference to me. He and I met well after I filed suit on McHale but prior to my communications with you. I HAVE DEFINITELY SUPPORTED HIS SITE BUT NOT REALLY IN A VERY LARGE WAY."

Mike after the original post broke changed his story as follows:

"UPDATE: From Mike Hernandez – To Duardo Paz‑Martinez Today at 2:27 PM My cousin gives him $400 per month to cover some of his overhead and I think it started a month or two ago. I have no direct involvement with Juan."

Then chimes in Montoya and calls out Mike Hernandez a liar.

"UPDATE II: The Avenger reached Blogger Juan Montoya via cellphone and asked him about the payoffs. He was not pleased. “Oh, really!” he said when told about the info we had received from OP 10.33’s Mike Hernandez. “Nobody is paying me shit.” And then, when we pressed him some more, he said, before killing the conversation: “I don’t appreciate this shit. Let’s just end it” . . 

Why would his cousin about the time Montoya stops covering OP10.33 negatively and Mike Hernandez starts to post Montoya's posts to his FB page, pay Montoya $400 a month?  McHale's attorneys would destroy Hernandez with this.  

Fine line my ass.  So Mike will not pay to have negative things published about others, but he will pay a blogger who trashes everyone in town whether it is the truth or not.  You see what Mike is saying is if the blogger prints what Mike considers to be an honest story about OP10.33, that is okay. He may not direct it, but if the blogger writes a BS misleading piece about a community leader or business person Mike will not care and still pay Montoya because Mike did not direct the false defamatory story.  God is there a person in this town who actually trust Mike Hernandez, other than those taking his money.

How is only writing stories about OP10.33 which praises OP10.33, and never writing a word about the contradictions in Mike's action not paying for positive press.?  And how is turning a blind eye to all the false stories about local officials not supporting negative stories about other people? This is just further evidence he is a fraud.

So there you go again, Carlos Marin, Montoya is allowed to trash you and your friends, while Mike pays him to keep silent about the problems with OP10.33.  

In the last few days, Juanito has trashed: Tony Martinez, a Carlos Marin ally, our police chief, the district attorney, Luis Saenz, the State Democratic Party Chair Guilbert Hinojosa, our county judge Eddie TreviƱo, our fire chief, Carlos Elizondo, Charlie Atkinson, Jessica Tetreau, the list goes on and on.  And it is not that none of these people are innocent, most are guilty as sin as holding back our city.  But with Juanito he attacks for pay, and for none payment, There is no difference.  If you pay him for silence, your name will never appear on his pages in a negative light.  According to Mike Hernandez this is honest journalism.

NEWFLASH TO IMP - YOU DO NOT DEFINE JOURNALISM OR HOW A STORY IS DEVELOPED

According to McHale not me not Barton you sleep on your relatives' futons and steal tips from waitresses.  You see Imp I work.  I am not sitting around all day salivating on how to create soap operas and then call it journalism.  Just because you post a story does not require everyone else follow it.  Why would we when according to you your return was wildly anticipated [laughed so hard I pissed my pants] and are read even on Mars, need to  repeat your stories.  What is the point of anyone else reporting on what has already been read in the entire universe?

Further, I have a mortgage, a home improvement loan, a car payment and endless other bills I must pay.  I actually work in addition to doing endlessly work for disabled people, helping people with their GED's and endless hours protecting my brother.  No Maria Imp, I am not on the computer waiting for your every word.  Plus, I needed to further develop the story.

STEP ONE:

The BV needed to get you to believe it was going to go with the story so you would run with it to save face, and in the process use your soap opera style to get Mike Hernandez to admit it it.  So I did control the story.  You just did not see it.  Because you see, there is a bigger story concerning Mike's lies.

STEP TWO:

Now that Mike with your help Imp admitted to paying a known criminal and intentionally aiding an alcoholic to promote OP10.33, the next step was to work on the stories about Mike coming from his family and people in Dallas.  I was working on that.  It was scary for a moment when one source, who will never be considered trustworthy, offered to give me evidence which proves criminal conduct by Mike Hernandez for $25,000.  The BV does not take money, other than what the BV has previously disclosed, and the BV certainly does not pay sources.  The problem is the story is consistent, but there is no proof, and without proof there is no evidence and no story.  But I will stay on it.

AND FOR THE RECORD IMP, WHY HAVE YOU NOT REPORTED ON THE LARGEST ANTI-CORRUPTION RALLY TO EVER BE ORGANIZED IN THE LRGV, AND WHY WAS MIKE HERNANDEZ WAS NOT INVITED TO BE PART OF IT?  NO MIKE'S LITTLE SOAP OPERA IS THE ONLY STORY YOU HAVE

Mike I tried to meet with you and warn you, but your porcelain ego made that impossible.

AND THE LIES CONTINUE BY THE IMP AND MIKE HERNANDEZ

The Imp printed an email from Mike he offered me money and I turned him down.  End of story. Now the theme of his post today is bloggers taking money.  If the Imp was interested in objectivity and facts, which he is not, he would have said, to date the only blogger to confirm he has refused Mike's money a fact Mike has confirmed in Wightman.  But no, you continue to go on the attack even though I turned Mike down.  Further, when Mike verified I turned him down, you Imp turned a blind eye to his obvious lie that I needed money to treat my brother's cancer, when any competent journalist would have seen it as a lie because my brother is clearly old enough to be on medicare, but is in fact on TRICARE which is better than medicare.  Further, you are not going to get any meaningful cancer treatment for less than a quarter million dollars.  So it was all one big lie, you Imp help to tell.

FROM THE IMP SPINNING MIKE HERNANDEZ'S CONDUCT AGAINST THE BV

The Imp who keeps on saying he will never type my name again seems to have to type it every day.  Why?  According to the Imp no one reads the BV, so to what end does he need to attack with verifiable lies.

From the Imp.

".So much for the “transparency” the bloggers railed about on all things OP 10.33. " fact The BV admitted Mike Hernandez offered me money and I turned him down, and Mike has admitted he offered me money.  How is this not transparent?

The Imp continued

"No, Maria, this is no longer an honest undertaking, by both Mike Hernandez, III and the local bloggers. What began as a promising project with a seemingly noble stated purpose has now deteriorated into a comedy of some lies and a lot of what’s‑ going‑ons?"

The above is exactly what the BV has been reporting since April, and the Imp of late has been attacking.  When the other blogs attacked OP10.33 endlessly, the BV repeatedly wrote about their Mission and in positive light.  This is why Mike contacted me, and I was invited into his lair.

I told Mike he was doing major damage to his Port Campaign by running someone against Trey Mendez, who was wildly popular.  Mike and Carlos responded by dumping their candidate, which caused war within OP10.33, because it broke a deal which was made involving his key advisers, and gave Trey a ton of money.  It was laughable, especially since we all knew Trey would never do his bidding.  Listening to someone for ideas, is not the same as doing their business. .

BACK TO THE SIGN ABOVE

Remember Mike announced his arrival with the above sign about corruption.  When the people took offense that he was implicating Ralph Cowen as being corrupt and that is why he ran an opponent against Ralph, Mike realized his mistake and said something which made heads spin like in the exorcist. " I came looking for villains, and there aren’t any.  The Herald  

I have said over and over again, you must measure a man's words against his actions.  The Imp trashes Brownsville day in and day out with lies about villains and then gives Mike the man trying to make the Imp relevant a complete pass on Mike's claim there are no villains. Such as the Imp Mike has no idea what is happening in Brownsville or Cameron county.

The issue was not no villains, but Mike implicating someone as a villain who was well liked by the people.  So rather than just admit he was wrong for trying to take control of the port, he just claimed the people are wrong when they say there are no villains.

YOU KNOW WHY MIKE AND OP10.33 IS NOT PART OF THE LARGEST ANTI-CORRUPTION RALLY IN THE HISTORY OF THE LRGV, BECAUSE HE IS CALLING ALL OF THE VICTIMS LIARS WHEN HE SAYS THERE ARE NO VILLAINS.

Hey Mike, read the link to the left on Maria Fidela Garza and tell me Saenz in not a villain. The governor's office has written a local victim of Saenz to take his case directly to DPS since Saenz will not prosecute the dwi driver who put him in a wheelchair for no better reason than the family has actively campaigned against Saenz.

Hey Mike you pay Juanito to praise you with leave to trash Carlos Marin and everyone else who refuses to pay him.  Why in God's name is anyone working with you?. They are not.  They are just playing you for money, and your porcelain ego mandates you give them the money.  

When the BV reported on the Metro Station fire, it did not even mention Marin's Ambiotec. The BV wrote an objective story about the complexity of construction law and it was way too early to know who was responsible for the box mistake.  But Juanito who you are paying trashed Carlos  Marin and defamed him company by implication, and you call that journalism.

But you yourself announced your standard to anyone dumb enough to work with you.

Hernandez did not sue McHale as the target but to send a message to those paying him.  It did not work because McHale had no problems getting ads in the BISD election.

From Mike"

"I knew exactly what the bloggers and those paying them would do if I got involved specifically with politics because everyone seems to work for the government in some capacity down there."

Exactly how do you work in a community wherein you have announced everyone who does not meet your standards will be a target, and you will target anyone who works with those who print the truth about Mike Hernandez.

Now why not tell people the truth.  You are mad at me because you could not buy me, and in a world where you cannot buy people you cannot function.

I am certain Jose Angel has told you I went to jail on a contempt I won for his secretary who I was representing effectively for free.  I am not one to be bullied by a corrupt two bit fraud and con artist like you.  With everything the Imp has printed for you, it is inconceivable to me that McHale's attorneys cannot get the lawsuit dismissed with a strong finding the truth is an absolute defense and you are a fraud and with major sanctions being issued against you and your inept lawyer.

I have offered to do all of the briefing for free, but my offer has yet to be accepted.  Another one of my Texas Supreme Court Mandamuses won fighting corruption and protecting the little guy, based on principle and not money.

Click for Flores v. Banner, one of many appeals and mandamuses I won for Diana Flores, Jose Angel's former UT Arlington secretary. After judge Baird ordered me arrested and taken to jail for contempt for ordering Diana Flores to not acknowledge him as a properly assigned judge, while still in processing I was released by order of the Administrative Judge and the Texas Supreme Court found Judge Baird was acting without any legal authority.  Mike I can assure you your lawyer will never do that for you.  It was the second time I stood my ground on contempt for a client and won with the Texas Supreme Court.

I have encouraged Jerry McHale to try and get a bar owner to help sponsor a fundraiser.  I have committed to a donation.  I will even allow Jerry to use my yard and driveway for a garage sale to raise money if he can get enough people to donate items to be sold to defer the costs of the litigation.  The ball as to my pro bono briefing while working as a paralegal under one of his lawyers remains open.  I have a solid appellate record, and I am certain Hernandez's lawyer cannot match. I was contracted to get Ralph Tipton and Pat Aumada out of their defamation suit, and the plaintiff non-suit rather than respond to the briefs I prepared.  My offer to donate money at a fund raiser remains open.  My offer to use my home for a garage sale remains open.  All Jerry has to do is ask.



Monday, December 5, 2016


GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH FOR PRESIDENT


REPUBLICAN ELECTOR MAKES IT TO NYT AS TO WHY HE WILL NOT VOTE FOR TRUMP

This story had been breaking for days, but I have considered the sources suspect.  But now with the NYT's verifying a key part, i am going with the story.

An OPED in the NYT's is a powerful message.  Republican and Democratic Electors are now officially working together to deny Donald Trump the 270 Electoral College Votes, so as to throw the election into the House of Representatives.  The message is to have Republicans and Democrats alike in the Electoral College to vote for John Kasich, as a compromise president.  They just need to get Trump down to 269 votes.

The argument is compelling.  A growing number of scholars are arguing the Electoral College was created to keep the people from electing an unfit person to be president.  The role of the people has changed, but the concept is the same.

Had ths OPED appeared in the Dallas Morning News, I would have  dismissed it.  But it appeared in the NYT's.  I have no idea what will happen.  Just Ohio flipping on Trump could send his election into a tailspin.  No matter what happens Trump could end up entering the White House not liked by Democrats and Republicans.

Will this OPED get enough Electors to think about their vote?

HERE ARE THE ELECTOR'S WORDS

"DALLAS — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election, people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think president-elects should be disqualified for policy disagreements. I do not think they should be disqualified because they won the Electoral College instead of the popular vote. However, now I am asked to cast a vote on Dec. 19 for someone who shows daily he is not qualified for the office.
Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation. That attack and this year’s election may seem unrelated, but for me the relationship becomes clearer every day.
George W. Bush is an imperfect man, but he led us through the tragic days following the attacks. His leadership showed that America was a great nation. That was also the last time I remember the nation united. I watch Mr. Trump fail to unite America and drive a wedge between us.
Mr. Trump goes out of his way to attack the cast of “Saturday Night Live” for bias. He tweets day and night, but waited two days to offer sympathy to the Ohio State community after an attack there. He does not encourage civil discourse, but chooses to stoke fear and create outrage.
This is unacceptable. For me, America is that shining city on a hill that Ronald Reagan envisioned. It has problems. It has challenges. These can be met and overcome just as our nation overcame Sept. 11.
The United States was set up as a republic. Alexander Hamilton provided a blueprint for states’ votes. Federalist 68 argued that an Electoral College should determine if candidates are qualified, not engaged in demagogy, and independent from foreign influence. Mr. Trump shows us again and again that he does not meet these standards. Given his own public statements, it isn’t clear how the Electoral College can ignore these issues, and so it should reject him."
k for NYT OPED

A TYPO CONCERNING FEDERAL JUDGE ROLANDO OLVERA MAKES YOU THINK TWICE

I keep a close eye on the case of Marisa Hernandez, accused of allegedly killing Mary Tipton during a car accident, and failing to render aid.

When I checked the online docket sheet this is what I saw, "

02/15/2017Announcement  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Olvera, Rolando)
Trial: 2/27/17


First our federal courts in the Southern District are overwhelmed. Second, I can find no history of a sitting federal judge acting as a visiting judge in State court. Clearly someone made a typo. But it is more than that. It means I cannot trust the online docket sheet for accurate information in this case.

A THANK YOU TO THE PUB

Before the trolls get all orgasmic, Montoya did a good job this morning outlining the failed deal with Tenaska.  The BV stands by its original support of Tenaska.  It is easy to play Monday morning quarterback.  But the glut of natural gas and oil was unknown at the time.

The problem now is, the BPUB is not giving back the money or lowering the rates to the original rates.  The problem is part of this money is paid to the city.  Without the money the city will have to raise taxes, so they use this back door method to raise our taxes under a guise which is now clearly a fraud.  This is yet another great election year issue which we can use to measure whether or not Debbie Portillo, John Villarreal, or Rose Gowen are protecting the people.

Where Montoya's story falls a bit short is on the water issue.  He does report the cost of water increase.  The drought this pass summer cost the people a lot of money because of the higher rates.  When I put about 3,000 gallons of water a month into my pool because of evaporation, I also pay for 3,000 gallons of sewage.

Because of the price of water, you can see people all over Brownsville were unable to properly water their lawns, which can impact your slab/foundation.  I did not water as I normally do, because the drought made it too expensive.  I did water around my slab/foundation.  Yes, I learned a lesson in terms of damage to my citrus trees.

During this period my electrical bill went down because I invested heavily in energy efficiency. Water efficiency for my pool does not exist.  I have installed three water efficient toilets.  Next year I will buy a more water efficient washer.  I do not use the dishwasher unless I have a dinner party.  I am at the point of diminishing returns on the energy efficiency, so there is nothing left for me to do.

OUR CITY COMMISSION NEEDS TO ORDER THE WATER RATES TO GO BACK TO BEFORE THE INCREASE

This must be an election issue. And again before the trolls go all orgasmic, Montoya's piece on the issue this morning is very good and must help form a foundation for the May elections. When he wants to write straight up and down journalism he can. I think he would get a lot more ads if this were the norm. I do not object to political ads. I object to writing stories for political candidates for pay.

MY POSITIVE CALL OUT TO THE BPUB

Less than 30 minutes after I called in a complaint that since early November I have been experiencing 2-3 second power outages, two workers were ringing my door bell.  The BPUB box was fine so it is not on their side of the box.  The worker was concerned and verified, without seeing my notes, the power outages actually occurred on the same dates i had noted.  Well I know my home is in a bird migratory path.  The ducks are great every year when they come.

Well apparently if enough birds are on the wires and start touching wings in a certain way, a 2-3 second power failure can occur.

I am just saying thank you for the speed of their inspection and going out of their way to verify the power outages on the very dates my notes showed they occurred.  So I know for sure it has nothing to do my all of the electrical work I had done on the house

Here is the problem, we can have policy issues with the BPUB Board and city, but when the workers who have nothing to do with policy do a great job we should be willing to say thank you and let the city leaders know the workers are doing their job.

THE FIRE AT THE METRO CENTER TELLS THE STORY OF LIMITED RESOURCES IN JOURNALISM IN SMALL COMMUNITIES, AND THE LACK OF TRAINING IN JOURNALIST OR BLOGGERS IN COVERING A STORY

This is not targeted to anyone,  The point is to explain why sometimes getting the full story is not possible because of expense or being a one man show.  Our community is too small to allow for the full development of this story.  So the point of this post is, sometimes good stories are not fully developed because of a lack of resources and local expertise.

Montoya did a great job in getting out the Fire Department Report which showed a code violation on the electrical box as metal was the source of the fire.  This is where the story begins, and unfortunately will end because of a lack of resources to fully develop it.

UNDERSTANDING INSPECTIONS AND CONSTRUCTION LAW

No one in any professional can understand everything.  It is that simple.  This story requires the expenditure of possibly hundreds of dollars in open records requests, and someone who understands code enforcement and construction law to get to the truth of the matter.

What we know for sure is, the city inspector either did not know the code when they provided a green tag clearing the box, or they issued a red tag rejecting the box and then never followed up.

It could be hundreds of pages doing an open records request on all green and red tags issued during the inspection of this project.  This is important to get to the facts.

CONSTRUCTION LAW

A simple example - one time we sued the primary contractor on a building for the death of a worker who worked for a subcontractor.  The developer required that the primary contractor be bonded, and that all subcontractors be bonded.  The negligent party was a subcontractor for whom the worker did not work.  He was walking by some scaffolding when it collapsed with bricks and crushed him to death.

So his employer who was self insured for workers comp purposes was free and clear.  So who do you sue?  The subcontractor liable for the collapsing scaffolding was not sufficiently bonded for a wrongful death.  This violated the terms of the original contract between the developer and the primary contractor. Well based on construction law, and the contract between the developer and the primary contractor both may have had liability.  

What we do not know, and will not know unless the city releases its own findings is, what were the terms of the contract between the city and the primary contractor.  Now because this was funded in part by federal funds, we have another problem.

WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW IS

Who did the design on this part of the building?.  There were several firms.  What does the original design show? a metal box or outside weather resistant box?  If the design was proper who was responsible for installing the box?  Did the city do a proper inspection, and if so did the subcontractor simply ignore the red tag.  The report posted by Montoya shows at least one of the builders ignored a red tag, and the red tag remained on the fire alarm system long after it was issued.  This one simple reality may void the city's insurance coverage.  The city cannot be a negligent party and then file an insurance claim.

THE STORY IS IMPORTANT BUT A LACK OF RESOURCES AND EXPERTISE BY THE HERALD AND THE BLOGS MAKE GETTING TO THE TRUTH IMPOSSIBLE

Further, until the city determines it had no liability in the fire it will probably refuse to release any key documents for review.    The good news for the truth is, insurance companies do not just pay claims.  Construction law is going to force a delay in determining liability.  Once liability is determined or presumed, the insurance company will pull all of the relevant records, and point the finger.

I am not blaming anyone for the inability of the Herald or the blogs to fully develop this story.  I can handled the construction law side of the investigation and read blue prints.  But I will not spend hundreds or possibly thousand of dollars on open records requests to then spend weeks going over everything.  And besides the city is going to stonewall me

WHAT WE NEED TO DO

We need to hold Debbie Portillo, John Villarreal, and Rose Gowen's feet to the fire to release as much information as legally possible. They will not.  The truth about liability needs to come out before the election and this is a  great election issue.

CONSTRUCTION COVER-UPS ARE NORMAL

I have never told this story before because the key players at the VFW would have known my source was my late brother in law. As a well respected mason who did a lot of the restoration work for the city and private investors in downtown, his best work being the Cueto building, was on the construction committee for the VFW. One day he noticed the amount of cement being used for the VFW was reduced significantly. He knew this would cause problems in the long run. He also noticed the cost of construction remained the same. When he and others asked, the construction committee was thereafter kept out of the loop. My brother in law died nearly a year ago, so they can take no action against him now. Many at the VFW were concerned, but the strong hands of those in charge put fear in those who knew truth. If the city inspectors were doing their job this would not be possible.

WE HAVE TO GET TO THE TRUTH

If Portillo, Villarreal, and Gowen are unwilling to take the lead in getting to the truth, all the more reason to get rid of them.  This is a perfect example of elected officials not doing their job.

Sunday, December 4, 2016



ANTI-JUSTICE RALLY SET FOR DECEMBER 16 FROM 10-2 IN FRONT OF THE FBI BUILDING IN BROWNSVILLE

Apparently the organizers have agreed that if any law enforcement agency tries to stop or interfere with the rally it will only make for bigger headlines, which is in effect a win for the organizers.

I know this is work day, so you can go even for 30 minutes during your lunch hour.  You can take the day off.  Be inspired by Standing Rock.

The FBI building is right off Coffee Port East of the HEB.  It is on the other side of Paredes line road.

Click for google link.

If you are coming from Boca Chica on Paredes Line Road, make a right onto Coffee Port, and it will be right there on your left hand side.  If you are heading towards Parades Line Road on Coffee Port, before Parades Line Road and the HEB, it is on your right hand side.  If you are  coming off the highway on Ruben Torres, make a right at the HEB and Parades Line Road and then a left onto Coffee Port and it will be right on your left hand side.

People a regular flow of people, during a lunch break will make a big difference.  Those who can be there at 10 all the better.  Several groups have committed to the protest. This is not just anti-Saenz, it is anti-FBI, Sheriff, Brownsville Police,  DPS and Texas Rangers.  They have all failed us.  The people of Brownsville will fight back, but you must be there.  I will be there along with a family which is a victim. There are so many victims who have agreed to be part of this protest.

A court order stopping the rally will give them more publicity than the actual rally.  So let any government agency try and enjoin  the rally and see how bad it goes for them and the judge.

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. "

Desmond Tutu

JUSTICE FOR MARY TIPTON AND ALL OF THE OTHER VICTIMS




DONALD TRUMP AND THE COURTS, A CORRECTION

This story is in part a correction with additional information about the complexity of the presidency and the courts.  I remain convinced that in due time President Trump will nominate federal judge Hanen to the Federal Court of Appeals.  It is his reward for stopping President Obama on immigration.  I do not believe it will serve the Democrats to oppose the nomination.

But here is where I was wrong.  I forgot about the Supreme Court vacancy.  I am assuming Trump's advisers are already vetting possible choices. [I do not use the term President elect, because he does not earn that title until after the Electoral College votes,  He will be the president, it is just technical issue.]

Within the first week, or maybe even his first two days he will announce his nomination to the Supreme Court.  What happens after that is any one's guess.  This was Obama's appointee, so the Democrats could make it real nasty.  If Trump is smart he will nominate a moderate rather than start his term at war with the Democrats.  If he nominates as right winger war will be declared and President Trump can then expect problems with all of his judicial nominees.

Who President Trump chooses to be his Supreme Court nominee could define his first year in office.  Until the nomination process is complete, I see no movement on any other judicial nominees.  It could be months before a nomination of Hanen is announced.  If war is declared on the Supreme Court nominee, War will be declared on Hanen. The question is will Trump spend precious political capital on nominees which will anger the Democrats?

The Democrats can make President Trump's life impossible in the Senate.  It has happened in the past.  Just 2 Republicans have to say enough of Trump and switch Parties, and and the Democrats will control the Senate.

So to Judge Hanen and De Coss, sit back and be patient.  It could be 6 months before President Trump will even be able to worry about federal judgeships other than the Supreme Court.  Hell just some of his Cabinet picks is going to sent the Senate into overdrive with drama.

I have no idea what a Trump administration will be like.  He will do a good job which will be good for America, or he will do a bad job which hopefully bring the people to the streets,  thereby making life a living hell for Republicans.  Either way the American people win.

In an afterthought, Trump is facing a problem which may sink him if he allows his ego to governor his decisions.  He is facing a very divided and tight Senate which can derail his Cabinet appointments.  This is his dilemma.  He has to face the Senate with controversial Cabinet picks, and a potentially US Supreme Court nominee.  He may just hold on a Supreme Court nominee until he has a confirmed Cabinet which could take 6 months.  The Democrats own this show and it will get interesting.




PROTESTS, ARE THEY TO BECOME OUR FUTURE?

UPDATE:  BBC AND NPR ARE REPORTING PIPELINE STOPPED FOR NOW

"The US Army has decided not to allow an oil pipeline to cross under a reservoir on land it controls in North Dakota in a move praised by protesters."
Protesting works.  I can only hope this interim victory will be a call to arms for the American people.  And before I hear from the trolls, even had Hillary won I believe protesting is in our future.  It has nothing to do with Trump.  80% of the American people were unhappy with the choice of Trump/Clinton.  We are divided as a country and until Congress and the White House can get back to bipartisan politics, we will remain divided.
ORIGINAL POST
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hailed an "historic decision" and said it was "forever grateful" to President Obama.

For me the indigenous people of our lands taking the lead to protect our lands, is heart warming. But how Americans of all walks of life are joining in including Veterans is amazing.  Has the fuse or protest been relit in the US.  

On the 16th of December we will see the largest citizen protest against corruption in Brownsville and Cameron county in its history.  It will be from 10-2.  I believe I will be allowed to announce the location on the 12th.  The issue is the organizers are convinced if given advance notice one of the state or federal agencies being targeted as corrupt will seek a restraining order.  I explained to them this is fine, it will only make the headline bigger and give them wider press coverage.

What is happening in Standing Rock seems to have sicken the people.  The people are not happy with how our government is handling the situation.  And remember, this is happening under the Obama Administration.  Trump owns an interest in the oil companies which will be using the pipe line and in the company building the pipe line, so I see no hope of a change in policy by the Trump Administration. 

Those of us who lived through the 60's saw the flames of protest spread like a wild fire.  It began with a few small black groups in the 50's and spread to a national crisis in the 60's.  In time our national guard found itself killing a student at Kent State in Ohio,
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I do not believe in violence, or support it,  But I hope Standing Rock has lit a fire in this country.  I hope this protest against state and federal law enforcement which will happen in Brownsville on the 16th will get the people involved. 

Protest is our only option.  Suing bloggers because your porcelain ego has been injured is not how we are going to fix Brownsville.

Posting and supporting Brownsville as the Capital of the Third World in the US is not how you help Brownsville, but apparently Mike Hernandez and Ben Neece believe it is.  Ben better decide he is either with Brownsville or against it, because right now his support for trashing Brownsville is not going to get him elected to anything.  

Jerry is free to publish as he pleases, and as the only blogger since day one who has stood with him on this issue, I will defend his right to characterize Brownsville anyway he choose.  But Mike Hernandez and Ben Neece need to be held accountable for aiding in the trashing of Brownsville

Saturday, December 3, 2016



RALPH TIPTON TAKES ACTION TO END THE  CORRUPTION, WHILE MIKE HERNANDEZ CONTINUES HIS SILLY SOAP OPERA TO SILENCE SPEECH.  THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SILENCED, AND THE BULLIES AND CORRUPT WHO SEEK TO SILENCE US WILL BE EXPOSED AS THE FRAUDS THEY ARE


If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. 

Desmond Tutu

The protest will be on December 16, 2016, in a very, very public place.  You can click here to better view this on youtube. I know the location of the protest but for security reasons it is being withheld for now. I am working on getting this group to release the location sooner than the day of the protest. People need to know in advance. Several citizen groups have come together for this. No millionaires engaged in self promotion and suing people to silence the claims of fraud. If this protest comes off, it will change Cameron county for a long time. Every Democrat will be on notice, time to take sides or pay the price.

This is going to be a long process.  We have the Governor asking that we take a criminal case directly to DPS, and bypass Saenz.  This protest as I understand it goes well beyond Saenz.

When the alleged defendant who killed Ms. Tipton sued Ralph for defamation, Ralph's brother hired me as a paralegal to get Marisa Hernandez's defamation lawsuit against Ralph Tipton and Pat Ahumada dismissed.  They non-suit rather than face sanctions and dismissal.

Why in God's name Jerry McHale fears Mike Hernandez is beyond me.  A first year law student could get the lawsuit dismissed.  Hernandez's lawyer is a bully and an amateur when it comes to the First Amendment.  He sought to restrain McHale's speech in advance.  In Grigsby v. Coker when a judge tried this unconstitutional trick with me, I was willing to stand in contempt of his order as unconstitutional.  You will note I won the mandamus against Judge Coker.

Ben Neece and Ed Stapleton should surrender their law licenses if they cannot beat Mike Hernandez hands down.

I mixed the two cases because, we have to fight back.  The corruption is real and allowing a two bit con artist like Mike Hernandez to silence us will insure the corruption will continue.

My hats off to Ralph Tipton for a strong fight.  All of the threats in the world have not deterred him.  If only Jerry McHale had the same fortitude to stand his ground.  Ralph was sued and under competent hands won, and the same will happen with Jerry - he will win if he just holds.  If Ben Neece and Ed Stapleton feel like they are out of their league then they need to help Jerry find a lawyer who can handle a simple First Amendment case.

People if you love Brownsville you will stand on December 16, 2016, with Ralph Tipton and the other victims.

SOCIAL MEDIA WILL START TO DIE AS IT ONLY READERS WILL BE FACT RESISTANT HUMANS

I read a lot.  Democrats come at me for pointing out the endless fake stories on Occupy Democrats.  With so much Republican nonsense why do you have to make up stories?


"The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them."

Mark Zuckerberg of FB is doing his best to clear FB of all of the fake news.  .

My hat off to Mark Zuckerberg.  If he cleanses FB of all of the fake news and misleading stories, FB will become a major source of reliable news stories. The fact I check out stories for truthfulness informs you I am not fact challenged.  Oh, I may love a headline, and say "great" and then when I check it out it is either misleading or outright false.  That source becomes dead to me as not trustworthy.

This story in the New Yorker is telling for several reasons.  It explains the election of Donald Trump, and why 80% of the American people did not like the choice between Donald and Hillary.  Some of this is because people researched the truth and got to the facts, and othesr just went with the lies because the lies fit their preconceived notions.

Social media better adjust.  There are two type readers.  The soap opera reader who reads for a good laugh and to see people they dislike humiliated in social media, the others are the fact seekers. The fact seekers will win out, and in time change social media.  Mark Zuckerberg is making this a high profile issue, and things will change for  the better.

GO OUTSIDE AN ENJOY BROWNSVILLE'S PARKS

Brownsville excels with its parks.  The parks are one of our many gems.  When I lived right near Morningside Park I used it all of the time.  Bela and her brothers prefer Dean Porter so we load up the bikes, some water and snacks and head out.  They get good exercise and sunshine, along with great memories with their grandfather.

Forget about politics today, go to the park.

THE LIBRARY

Both of our libraries are good.  You can go any day after school and they are packed with parents and kids doing the homework.  The parents love how they can get a cup of coffee.  Seniors and others just go for the coffee and to read papers and magazines.

There is always a selection of new books.  If you cannot go to the park, get out and go enjoy our libraries which do a great job serving our community.  And if you did not know, they now have one set of all BISD textbooks to help you help your children with their homework.


SOME PEOPLE LOVE TO JUST GO AND DRINK COFFEE AND RELAX

I have always said I support family owned businesses over chains.  I do not care who the owner is, if you are willing to make the gamble on a new family owned business, I say go for it.  Small businesses are the backbone of any community.

This is too far for me to drive, but if you are in the area try out Zeke Silva's new coffee shop.  He is willing to take the gamble and the community should give him a shot.

These coffee shops are popping up all over Brownsville.  The best will survive.  I am all excited about the one about to open at Four Corners.  That will be a 5 minute or less drive for me.

If you are not into the park, or the library is too busy for you, try the "Roast House" today.  You have nothing to lose.  You know, I hate sitting in my home.  God would I love a piano bar downtown near the parking garage.  it would get me out of the house.  The new coffee shop down the block will get me out of the house.  Sometimes just sitting with friends and talking nonsense is so much better than TV or the computer.  So go give it a try.  Take your significant other, try the coffee and rediscover the lost art of conversation.