Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ALTHOUGH IKE APPEARS A POSSIBLE PROBLEM FOR BROWNSVILLE, BRUSH REMAINS PILED UP - BUT SOME GOOD NEWS - THERE IS ALWAYS POTEET, TEXAS

Yesterday I was in SA getting the stitches out of my left hand. I learned that when you also have carpal tunnel in you right hand typing one handed with the right hand is pretty stupid. So today will be mostly cut and paste.

Before I cut and paste, I want to demand that the City Commission give Charlie Cabler another piece of wood in celebration of his greatness. Weeks after Dolly, and Ike now a real threat to Brownsville residential brush remains piled up all over Billy Mitchel, a major boulevard. Good going Charlie


I have said over and over again I grow bored with people who see the corruption in Brownsville as tied to its Mexican heritage or unique to Brownsville. These people can not explain white Abramoff's corruption of the Republican Party. But then again ignorant bigots can rarely explain anything. Remember how Gypsy Rose Lee's mother rationalized the pimping of her daughter - "you got to have a gimmick."

Yesterday I saw the following bumper sticker in San Antonio. REPUBLICANS FOR VOLDEMORT. Harry Potter fans know Lord Vordemort is the evil force Harry finally defeats in the last book.


Here are some excerpts from an article in SA's Monday paper. You will note the title of the article.


http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/DA_stands_by_plea_deal_Poteet_suffers_consequence.html


DA STANDS BY PLEA DEAL


"As far as I know, Donato can serve all the chorizo con huevo he wants. As a sex offender, he just can't serve to children — or get close to where they congregate, like the library near City Hall.
Which poses a problem for a mayor who refuses to resign. How can Donato run Poteet if he can't attend City Council meetings?

The DA says it's impossible, so he filed a petition last month to remove Donato from office. The central complaint wasn't that the mayor had pleaded guilty to indecency with a child in October. It was that Donato had failed to perform his mayoral duties.

Based on the petition and a plea deal reached last year, the message seems mixed: It's okay for a sex offender to run Poteet; it's not okay if he misses too many meetings."


' Had the DA made resignation a part of Donato's plea deal last fall, Poteet wouldn't be chained to a sex offender.

I recently asked Peña if he'd be willing to admit he erred.

“Absolutely not,” he said. “I stand by the decision that was made in October of 2007. It was a just result, taking all facts into consideration known to me.”

Interesting. Detroit prosecutors included resignation in the recent plea agreement of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who admitted lying under oath during a sex scandal.

In May, a plea agreement led to the resignation of Passaic, N.J., Mayor Samuel Rivera in a bribery scandal.

Last year, Bexar County prosecutors insisted Sheriff Ralph Lopez resign as part of his plea agreement in a public corruption scandal."

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