Tuesday, September 1, 2015

This morning instead of prosecuting men who beat women he was at a Knights of Columbus breakfast.  Well he asked for the vote of the wrong person.  Saenz's reaction of learning to whom he was speaking caused a stir and the entire Knights of Columbus membership at the event learned the truth about Saenz.  It is fair to say there will be very little support coming from the Knights of Columbus.
Here is the more interesting question. Will federal Judge David L. Bunning of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, now do his job and hold this member of the Christian Taliban in contempt and put her in federal prison?  Understand under this form of contempt she holds the keys - the term is until she agrees to comply with the order.  So she can sit there for the remainder of her life [or impeachment from office], or until she agrees to comply with the court order.
This is about many things, but freedom of religion is not one of them.  Elected officials sit in a representative capacity of the state, and not as individuals.  The state has no religion.  Hence the state has no religious objection.  This case is about the Christian Taliban trying to take control of our government which has no religion and imposing on the people their religious beliefs.  This case is a direct attack on our constitution with the sole purpose of changing our society to fit the whims of a handful of Christian Taliban.
"A district judge could now hold Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt, which can carry steep fines or jail time.

She had argued that her faith prevented her from carrying out her duty.

But the US Supreme Court rejected her argument on Monday and ordered her to grant licences.
On Tuesday morning, two gay couples were turned away when they asked for marriage licenses.
Ms Davis stayed inside her office with the blinds closed as the couples demanded to see her.
She eventually came out, but she said she would not issue any licences. [for the grammar Nazi]

"Under whose authority?" she was asked. "Under God's authority," she said."

Click for full BBC story

The corporatists who fund the Republican Party have made it known they are at their limits with the Christian Taliban. 

The American people do not support the Christian Taliban - but the Republican presidential candidates play to them every day. 

The Republicans made this anti-American groups and are now paying the price.  Even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which heavily funds Republicans have said any Republican who opposes lifting the embargo against Cuba will have to answer to a challenger funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  This anti-Cuba group is yet another anti-American group the Republicans have created.

If federal Judge Budding fails to do his job and put this Christian Taliban in jail until she agrees to comply with the law, resign or is impeached, he is no better than she is.  This is not about faith.  It is about not allowing a small rogue group of anti-American Christian Taliban changing this country for the worse.  She can keep her faith by simply resigning.  If she resigns she cannot be held in contempt.

The great challenge in life is when you converge on two paths and you have to choose which one to take.  Sometimes a seemingly bad path can provide you a life time of lessons you would not have learned had you not taken the seemingly bad path.  Sometimes the more welcoming path can be a ruse.  It will cheat you of the lessons you need to better choose your paths later in life.

Rough seas build character and the strength to make the right choices at the most difficult of times. Those with a weak constitution avoid rough seas.  I learned the value of fatherhood by losing mine at age 5.  I learned the need for strong parents by knowing my parents, even though by age 19, I was without any parents - well except in spirit because as I type mom and dad are with me in every word.

Words are mere words which can be manipulated to mean anything.  This is why people who read for comma's are of low intellect.  Oh, mind you a good editor is important - but a good editor reads to edit, not to find fault in a dangling participle.  You must learn to read for substance if you are ever to grow.

A friend of some 39 years and I have been communicating every day after years of not saying a word to each other.  It is like our minds are of one, while also being distinct from the other. It is an odd experience.

I write for myself and no one else.  I do not presume my words matter to anyone but myself as a tool of intellectual development.  I am told by people in the business community and politicos they read my blog  because on occasion I have an idea which makes sense or it makes them think.  I most certainly do not write for those starved for gossip.

Blogging on days require you take the wrong path. You have to choose - do I please the gossip starved readers I do I please myself.

Well, my path today is to please myself. 

I need to push the envelope on my critical thinking.  I need to finish several books including the rereading of Blackstone.  You know who you are and again, thank you.    I will somehow buy a hard copy of the Digest of Justinian
1. Ulpianus, Book I, Institutes.
Those who apply themselves to the study of law should know, in the first place, from whence the science is derived. The law obtains its name from justice; for (as Celsus elegantly says), law is the art of knowing what is good and just.

 As the link shows, I can read it on the Internet, but it is not the same as reading it from a book and taking notes on a yellow legal pad.  After all it is the law I am reading, not the Internet.  The Internet will be good for the copy and paste.

As to Lord Coke it seems I have to buy a set of Kings Bench decisions for the years he was on the Bench.  I will find a set.  Years ago I read all of Justice Coke's opinions at the SMU library.  I also read the Constitutional Minutes for the U.S. Constitution.  I actually know what was said during the debates.

So I choose my path.  At times the seas will be rough, and in the long run good.  Some times they will be calm and allow for reflection before again hitting rough seas.

I will not explain but I now better understand why a mistress of knowledge is so much more rewarding than a mistress founded on sex.  Everyday I meet a new challenge.

Oh with Autumn upon us, I thought this picture of converging paths is most appropriate.  Autumn is odd for me.  Some say Spring is renewal, but I say it is in fact Autumn.  It is in our Autumn years we finally realize how little we know and how far we still have to go.

Monday, August 31, 2015


Parents Against Domestic Abuse today has a short news report on the long term impact of domestic abuse on children. 

The case I have been profiling has taken a turn for the worse.  The victim is erratic and any wrong move can hurt the children even more.  The best interest of the children is guiding the process. 

I have done a lot of family law.  Nothing is more painful than to watch an innocent child refuse to look the good parent in the face out of fear of being punished by the bad parent.  This is where we are at.  The eldest is now shunning loved ones out of fear the abused mother will verbally punish her. 

Where is the con artist Carlos Masso speaking out on Saenz's lies concerning domestic abuse? - dead silent.  Where is Carlos Masso speaking out against LNG as a port commissioner?  He has become a deaf mute.

Carlos Masso is so concerned with your safety he is inviting you to a bowling party to raise money so he can have the power of being DA. God save Cameron county if someone else does not enter this race.  Luis Saenz and Carlos Masso protecting their criminal friends while ignoring the well being of the people is all we have on the table at this  time.
It is no great secret I want to move on from blogging to write a book on the social construct and the evolution of law.  Intricately related to the social construct and the evolution of law is the etymology of words.  The social construct creates words and changes their meaning over time.
"Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. By extension, the term "the etymology of [a word]" means the origin of the particular word. Etymon is also used in English to refer to the source word of a given word. For example, Latin candidus, which means "white", is the etymon of English candid."


I do have a publicist in LA in the music industry who has promised to help me find an agent if the book works.  The "Celestine Prophecy" started as a self published book, which has now made millions through the mainstream press. 

My challenge is my analytical model which forms the foundation for the book is about 40 pages.  It is also changing with each new book I read - not substantively, but with examples which are easier to understand.  A friend has suggested that rather then include the analytical model within the primary text of the book, to place it in the appendix.  It is not a random model.  It is based on endless research wherein I look at changes in the law through the ever changing social construct and how in the process words change meaning or are developed.

I am working on an introduction which basically profiles penguins to make my point. I know enough I have to soften the book to make it readable.  I am thinking of making it into historical fiction as an adventure which uses the key parts of the analytical model to introduce each new turn in the adventure.

I know the trolls are upset with my use of the work lemministic.  But this is how words get created.  If you know how words are formed you would not need a dictionary to tell you it means acting like a lemming.  One day it may catch on or it may not.  But it if does, it will then officially be put into a recognized dictionary.  This is how the evolution of words work.

The social construct must change because we change.  How it changes is dependent on who is leading the change.  Obviously a Hitler can move a society to disaster while a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., can move the social construct to make people think about how great we can be united.

For modern purposes how the German people came to buy into Hitler is essential into understanding the social construct and the evolution of law.

This is why the issue is so important.  I am not going to pretend the fine line between liberty and oppression is easy to demark.  Freedom of speech is meaningless if no one is listening.  The people of Brownsville are summarily dismissed because our elected officials do not respect our freedom of speech or interests.  So how are we any different than Cuba. on this issue? - we are not.

Today the Republicans are playing to the far religious right to lead the pack going into the first presidential caucuses and primaries.   The law on public servants is over 200 years old, but to please the religious Taliban in the US, the Republicans play to them that as public servants they have the right to discriminate in their capacity as a public servant if it offends their religious beliefs. 

The reason they are provided immunity from suit in most cases is because they are not acting as individuals but in their representative capacity as the state.  The state has no religion.

This is an example of how if this change takes hold, the social construct created by it will destroy our freedoms.  This is why we must understand this issue and how a shift in the social construct for political gain can destroy our society.

I know of no one suggesting a Rabbi should marry a Catholic.  The same goes for gays and lesbians.  I would be the first person against any law which compels a church to marry a couple who is not a member of their church and complies with their doctrine.  But the church is not the state.


I am the first to celebrate all of these self made billionaires.  Success is a good thing.  Many of the self made billionaires given millions upon millions to programs to create sustainability options for the poor and uneducated.  This is the corporate American we want.

But many boorish nouveau riche, remind me of the wives of the Russian officers who marched through Berlin in nightgowns because they did not know the difference between something you sleep in verses something you wear to a gathering.  The good news is a great many of the new rich are not boorish.  They do not feel compelled to cheat their workers while flaunting their wealth made on the backs of minimum wage workers.

A lot of these nouveau riche made their money in corporations and now seek to change the social construct from social change for the better of the country to change for them and their families. 

This is why my research is important.  If we do not stop the corporatists we will lose our freedoms.

We are being attacked at two ends - by the American Religious Taliban and the corporatists.  The good news is they are beginning to splinter. 

It is one thing to simply write my opinion which you are a free to accept or reject.  But its is another thing for me to document my theory with a 40 page analytical model which supports my findings.

I do not care if it ever gets published.  I suspect I will never date again, so reading and writing is my mistress.  And even in general jargon, the meaning of the word mistress has changed.  It can simply mean the person with whom you find intimacy.  It does not have to be derogatory.  It is also taking on an understanding as referring to a man or a woman, when used in the positive context.


We all know our environment and tourism are key to what is right with our area.  But the money and promise of false power have forces trying to move us from a community which respects its environment and tourism to society prepared to sacrifice it for pollution if it means money. 

This is an attempt to change our mores - a move in our social construct in terms of how we feel about our area.

There is no way I would ever vote for Saenz, but now Masso is out.  As a Port Commission he has now had enough time to stand up for the will of the people and speak out against LNG.  Masso knows nothing about the political history of the area.  SPI and Port Isabel organized against Gilbert Hinojosa and he was tossed from office.  This is Masso's future.  SPI and Port Isabel will not vote for him.

Masso is too busy calculating his political future and false power to think about how one gets elected.  Votes.

Talk against LNG is cheap.  The BV remains the only blog not giving Carlos Masso a pass on this issue.  He wants to be our DA claiming he will defend us.  But right now we are under attack by some of the biggest polluters in the US who want to destroy who we are, and where is Masso? - taking their money and ignoring the interests of the people.

Dude, it is not your fake promises which count, but your actions.  And you know what, he does not need to take money directly from LNG, he just needs to take it from those who support it.
Today's PADA video addresses the issue of abused men.  The video is difficult because it raises the question no one wants to ask.  Can you be so verbally abused that you strike out against your abuser, thereby becoming the abuser.
Many women over the years have told me they must like being abused because the push their men until they hit them.  Well here is the deal, I do not care if you are a man or a woman, if you feel so verbally abused, you walk out of the home rather than engage your abuser.  From a distance, days later you propose counseling.  If they say no, then you walk away from the relationship.  But I do not care how abusive your partner is, if you can get out of the home or other environment, that is what you do rather than striking your partner.
Yes, there will be times the only way to save yourself is self defense.  That is another issue.
In this film, I know both men and women watching it will feel like it would have been okay for the man to hit his wife.  No it is not.  I like the film short because it has the man doing the right thing. 
The film does run short on asking the question - what role does mental illness play in all of this?  When it comes to domestic abuse mental illness is a big part on both sides.  But mental illness is not  a license to assault someone. It can be a defense to a criminal charge wherein the abuser can have the charges reduced after completing a year of therapy and a recommendation from their therapist that they made progress, but it is never, ever a license to assault another person.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Currently various state advocacy groups are looking at suing Paxton over his refusal to enforce the Texas Open Records Act.  This guy is just bizarre.  He has ruled documents introduced at trial are not subject to the open records act because they are confidential.  Yes - you heard that right.  You can take otherwise confidential documents use them in open court to defraud someone and then claim they do not have to be produced as confidential.
His latest bizarre ruling is, agencies no longer have to respond to open records requests. It the agency simply signs a form he created stating they did respond when in fact they did not, all is well.  They are not even required to send to his office the documents they claim were responsive.
He has now been indicted on security charges.  He claims he is innocent even though in the civil proceedings he conceded his mistake and paid a fine.  His lawyers keep on walking out on him.  He is so poorly trained as a lawyer he does not even known he has to stand when he addresses the judge, and believes he can instruct the judge on how to run his courtroom.
"Since Paxton’s indictment, he has burned through three lawyers; the latest lawyer to jump ship did so at Paxton’s arraignment on Thursday, citing attorney-client disputes. (Prosecutors are concerned that the lawyer switcheroo is just a delaying tactic.) At that same disastrous proceeding, Paxton also failed to stand when addressing the bench, prompting a stern warning from the judge. And when Paxton lectured the judge about why cameras should be barred from his trial, the judge cut him off, noting that he would decide how to run his courtroom."
This is not going to end well for Paxton. I will bet the farm it will be the Republicans in due time asking for his resignation.  Remember he speaks for Governor Abbott in court.  These stunts and lack of respect for the law will only serve to humiliate Governor Abbott.

Today's PADA video is so telling.  She answers the question as to why women stay.  The overwhelming number of victims who are killed are killed after they leave.  Our DA's and police are totaling failing these women when it comes to protection.,  She also blames family law courts judges who in some cases force a continued relationship because of the children, which then allow the children to become the pawns.
But most telling she says, even though he beat her before the wedding, beat her repeatedly after the wedding to include holding a gun to her head repeatedly, she believed because of her love for him, only she could fix him.  No - only he can fix himself.

NOTE to individuals running for office his next year: I have learned via personal experience the difficulty of running for office, my hats off to you...

Know that you have my FULL SUPPORT... I will be helping you out 100% to the same degree you helped me out during my run for mayor this year!!!

The essence of his standard is simple - if you are the most qualified candidate he will not help you get elected if you did not worship him during his failed campaign for mayor.

The one person whose name you will never see again on a ballot is Castro's.  Everything is in place to reinstate his felony conviction if he ever tries to serve on a jury or seek public office.

This thing is a fifth rate con artist who may be able to get a bunch of lemmingistic gossip starved people to follow him, but in the end the law will still apply and educated people will never back him.

Soon the con job he pulled on property taxes to take away a Christians group's church.

Friday, August 28, 2015

These two graphics prove the fraud as to Rey Arteaga.  In the Report under summary and recommendations the comments on Arteaga are harsh.  They were added after Catalina Presas [she has dropped Garcia from her name - there is no evidence of a divorce] and Luci Longoria were  allowed to review the initial report.

What Defenbaugh could not explain in the Joe Rodriguez and Chavez lawsuit is how in an email from Danny Defenbaugh himself he praises Rey Arteaga for how he ran his organization to changing the final report demanding administrative action.

This evidence only speaks to Rey Arteaga - and no one else.  But it is evidence the report was changed at some one's request.

Obviously a board member is leaking a possible settlement.  I have no problem with such a leak.  We the people need to know the truth - the entire truth which includes after Cata Presas and Luci Longoria reviewed the initial report Defenbaugh's assessment of Rey Arteaga changed.
Today Parents Against Domestic Abuse has a video of Terry Crews describing what it was like to watch his father beat his mother.  He seems to be a survivor, but not all children are survivors.  In the case I have been profiling, the eldest child out of fear of the abuser who still comes around although told to stay away, now lives with the grandmother,  She cannot handle the emotional and physical abuse of the mother.
Two eyewitnesses just verified that the alleged abuser in this case went after his victim a second time last Saturday after she was taken to her mother's home to be safe because the alleged abuser was occupying her home as a criminal trespass.
The mother and daughter live in the same complex, but at opposite ends which is about a 5 minute walk.  Once the abuser learned Officer Martinez and his boss SGT Jaramillio were going to take no action to arrest him for domestic abuse, criminal trespass, or destruction of another's property he ran over to the victim's mother's home and demanded she return to her home with him.  He did not realize the victim's brother was there.  Once he realized he was up against a man instead of an abused woman, the coward Benigno Garza took off.
It is lost on DA Saenz and Chief Rodriguez that the reason Benigno Garza went after his victim a second time is because he knew they would not enforce the law.  The parents are livid and determined to make Saenz and Rodriguez lives a living hell.  Their daughter is in danger and the police will not help because according to officer Martinez Saenz will not prosecute if the victim does not sign the complaint.  This is not Texas law.
The grand jury referral is coming.  God save the judge who blocks it.  This mother and now her eldest child continue to suffer because to put it in the words of the officer J. Martinez badge 7158 "the DA will not prosecute so they do not arrest the alleged abusers unless the victim signs the complaint."  The police report clearly states the victim was injured with a head injury.
Sgt Jaramillio badge 5113 told office Martinez to write a report and move on.  There are clear variances between Office Martinez's police report and the 911 call.  The caller clearly states that the victim was abused by the father of her two sons.  The bruising to the head is described.  This is also in the beginning in the written police report.  But then at the end Officer Martinez says the family member who rescued the victim claims the victim never made an outcry concerning the abuse.  This is a bold face lie and falsification of a police report to cover-up the fact he would not enforce the law and go and arrest the accused.  How can the officer describe what happened unless the victim made an outcry to someone?
I spoke with the family member who rescued the alleged victim and she is determined to tell the grand jury Officer Martinez misrepresented her when he said she said the victim never made an outcry to her.  The only time the victim did not speak with the family member about what happened is when Office Martinez was there and not prior.  The family member is clear and the 911 call proves it, the victim did make an outcry.
The report clearly shows that the apartment was trashed and the alleged abuser is the one who trashed the apartment.  The report clearly says that victim was injured to the head.
According to the family member who rescued the alleged victim, Officer Martinez stated that the BPD requires that the victim remain in the home with the man beating them until the police arrive.  This is beyond stupid.  Nothing other than a desire to violate this victim's rights as a woman prevented officer Martinez from going to the home of the victim and taking pictures of the tore up apartment and arresting the abuser.  Even a 5 year old could add up that 2 plus 2.  But according to the family member witness Officer Martinez stated as a BPD officer he could not add up that 2 plus 2.
The grand jury will be asked to bring an indictment against the alleged abuser and to investigate Officer Martinez and Sgt Jaramillio for violating this domestic abuse victims rights under federal and state law. Their conduct is a potential federal crime under 18 USC 242.  Until we fight back against the abusers, DA Saenz who refuses to prosecute and the police who continue to allow women to be abused rather than do their job, the women in Brownsville will remain in danger.
The grand jury referral to the district judge is being copied to the Texas Rangers, DOJ and FBI, and a national organization which deals with victims of domestic abuse.  The judge based on previous evidence of abuse by DA Saenz will be asked to appoint a special prosecutor.
We either stand and fight to protect our women or accept they do not matter.

This is south of the Home Depot on Morrison.  Just feet on the other side of the railroad tracks Morrison continues all the way to Alton Gloor.

The arrow is where the railroad tracks cut off Morrison.  Morrison road development started out as a great partnership between private individuals and various governmental entities.  By all definitions of success, it has been successful. 
But then every governmental entity started the blame game.  Who would be responsible for linking the two ends of Morrison?  Answer from our politico leaders.