Tuesday, March 31, 2009

THE FIRST CANDIDATE FORUM MADE A MOCKERY OF THE PROCESS

I really felt bad that I did not post a reminder for people to attend this event. This afternoon I received several e-mails an a post I rejected on the issue. Everything I was told appears to be true, at least according the Herald.

This is from the Herald:

"The event was marred by a controversy over $100 donations that the hosting group sought from each candidate to print a handout carrying their photographs and short biographies and to buy appetizers and punch.

The photographs and short biographies of At-Large B candidate Roman Perez, and District 4 candidates Roberto Uresti and Argelia Miller who did not donate the $100 were omitted in the handbook. Miller's name was entirely omitted.

The controversy was further complicated when it was learned that Perez secured the printing of the handout free of charge to the hosting group from former Commissioner Ernie Hernandez Jr., who has a printing shop.

Perez left the forum before it began. Uresti said he was told that he could pass out literature for the group to advise people of the forum in lieu of the donation. He also didn't attend. Miller had jury duty, but said it seemed unfair that her name was not included at all."

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/city_96445___article.html/university_candidates.html

This forum was hosted by UTB/TSC Democrats. What has me so angry is the morons believe they are helping the community by charging $100.00 to the candidates to have their name, biographies and picture placed in a handout. These forums should be used to give the candidates maximum exposure regardless of ability to pay. What is worse, the morons did not even pay for the handout. It was donated by Ernie Hernandez.

This mess is so typical of why politics is such a mess in Brownsville. I would like to know who the faculty advisor is to this group. He or she has to be a first class moron without an ounce of commonsense of human decency.

I know people are going to think I am being hard on these students, but this is the real world - not make believe. Candidate forums are for the people and not a place for ineptly managed student organizations to make money.

The reason I rejected the anony post is because the post was typical of the problem with politics in Brownsville. He/she was alleging a possible violation of the law in terms of the Texas Ethics Commission. He/she ended the post with a "no one will probably do anything about it." Yes and the first person to do nothing about it is none other than - "anony." Stop bitching and put your name on the complaint and do something about it. I have zero respect for people who throw rocks from behind the crowd and expect the people on the front lines to take the hits.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

OUR university is where they get their first training in scams, stealing, and politics. Was that redundant?

CG

Anonymous said...

"Zamora said that city officials first need to address the ability to work together, asking how the city can work with other organizations "if we can't even get along." She said the city could have saved more than $900,000 on a planning study if it had tapped university experts"

University experts???? I aint voting for her. What an irony!!

You can not reject this one. It's based on YOUR story.

C. Evil

BobbyWC said...

Anony,

"You can not reject this one. It's based on YOUR story.'

This only proves you are a brain dead Cisneros lemming. her point was Imagine Brownsville was a waste of $900,000.00 - something Cisneros supported.

What kind of complete moron, other than someone trying to plant stupid ideas with a broad brush says all university professors are not experts?

It is true a lot of the professors at UTb are incompetent - but it is also true there are a lot of highly qualified professors working hard to make a difference - so unless you have checked the credentials of every professor at UTB - you are a complete and total Cisneros dittohead -

thanks for making my case about how desperate Cisneros supporters are (and note I said supporters since I have no proof Cisneros is personally party to this garbage)

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Calm down, Bobby. I think C Evil was just commenting on what the Uni has to offer. You said it yourself: "I would like to know who the faculty advisor is to this group. He or she has to be a first class moron without an ounce of commonsense of human decency"

WTF, Bobby?

DPM

BobbyWC said...

Anony, first of all that is not how DPM signs his name - second - my statements against one student faculty advisor does not translate to an indictment of the entire university -

but good try

further, given the fact Imagine Brownsville has produced nothing more than a $900,000.00 bill, even incompetent university professors could have produced the same as Imagine Brownsville for $900,000.00less

And since we both know you are going to post under a 1000 different fake names to keep your anti-MZ discussion going - on this issue no more posts. I will not engage it

Bobby WC



Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Another funny story on politics in Brownsville. I mean is any one really surprised? Roman Perez's free printing from Ernie Hernandez! Miller at jury duty? Uresti not present., and the most classic..UTB jacking it up! All that was needed was Hudson wearing a Cisneros t-shirt while pulling up in his Cisneros bumper stickered car.

A day in the life of a Brownsville voter

Anonymous said...

"Another funny story ..."
perfect!

Anonymous said...

'further, given the fact Imagine Brownsville has produced nothing more than a $900,000.00 bill, even incompetent university professors could have produced the same as Imagine Brownsville for $900,000.00less'

so just give the money to someone else.

BobbyWC said...

Anony, what do you think $900,000.00 less means?