Friday, July 17, 2009

CONSERVATIVE GROUP OFFERS TO SELL INFLUENCE - HAD THIS BEEN A MINORITY GROUP FOX NEWS WOULD BE RUNNING WITH IT AS A HEADLINE

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25072.html

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - 19 MEMBERS - ALL WHITE - ONLY TWO FEMALES - JUDGING LATINA JURIST - HAVE WE REALLY CHANGED SINCE JIM CROW LAWS?

http://judiciary.senate.gov/about/members.cfm

How would these hearings have been different with a more diverse Senate Judiciary Committee? Would there have been a better understanding of the "Wise Latina" Comment?

BOYZ II MEN ONLY GETS WORSE

The Charter Review Committee failed to secure the votes needed to mandate minimal educational standards for employment in certain city employment positions. I have stated in the past every Director should have a professional license in their field or a Masters Degree in their field. So long as cronyism is the guiding light for every hire, this will never happen.

Let’s forget for a second the man accused of defrauding the city in this matter. Let’s look to the city’s attorney - Mark Sossi - "Sossi, who the city frequently calls upon for legal work, was sued in state district court by his former law firm, Willette & Guerra, in 2002 for failing to disclose $150,000 he allegedly received from two attorneys not employed by the firm and converting the funds for his own use, court records allege. Willette & Guerra and Sossi entered an agreed judgment in October 2004 against Sossi for $167,363."

The appellate court ordered Sossi to pay $4,600 in attorney fees to Willette & Guerra after Sossi filed an interlocutory appeal. The appellate court said that Sossi "mischaracterized the nature of the appeal" that was filed before the case was resolved in district court."

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/city-94866-post-attorney.html

This is the man in charge of overseeing city contracts and potentially millions of dollars of city funds. Do you trust him? I do not. This is not the man in a position to throw stones at the alleged wrongdoer in the Boyz II Men mess.

Next we have City Manager Charlie Cabler and Parks Director Chris Patterson violating city rules, as reported, by not having the contract first reviewed by the legal department.

You know what people we can make Hiro J. Hariram the bad guy, but the real bad guys are our City Commission. Charlie Cabler has turned a blind eye to and in fact lied about the problems with credit card abuse by city employees with impunity. He knows this City Commission will do nothing.

After Santana Torres got caught mismanaging Public Works with his employees robbing the city blind, nothing happened. Charlie Cabler said "it’s just the taxpayers’ money - no BFD."
We can all be assured nothing will happen to Chris Patterson. Charlie Cabler will run interference and protect him such as he protects every other incompetent and unqualified Director and mid-level manager within the City of Brownsville.

Until this City Commission sends Cabler packing, the people of Brownsville need to keep sending every city commissioner up for reelection packing. It may take more than 53 years, but eventually competency will come to city government.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

RE: Conservative group headline

When are you going to realize that the powerful in thjis country, and the world for that matter, do not revolve around ideologies.

Why is FOX news and the Murdoch empire making money while everone else in the industry is sinking into the toilet?

Murdoch identified a niche. He identified a huge vaccuum and filled it. He certainly panders to the 50% of the conservative side of the US and allows the other 5+ news sources pander to the 50% liberal side of the US.

Let me think now? Can I have 50% of the ENTIRE market or 20% of 50%?

Business. Not ideology. Business.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see how polictis and Washington REALLY works, go here.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0709/Big_Dem_cash_dump_on_eve_of_climate_vote.html?showall

This is exactly how Nancy Pelosi became Speaker and every other party leader becomes party leader.

$, $ and more $. It is only ideology to you.

BobbyWC said...

anony, it is only about your hate for me - I have gone after the Dems over and over and over again - I have never limited this to one party over another.

Further, as to ideology - FOX is not ideology - as the first anony properly noted it is business and that be dear is the problem

I have repeatedly come to the defense of true conservatives and pointed out the problem is not true conservatism but corporatism and far rightwing nut jobs and hate mongers

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

From the same anony,

I am talking about both ideologies, both parties, both sets of leaders.

Not hate for you, I think you are beyond party identification and capitulation to one group or the other.

Your headline was 100% ideology and political ideology stereotype driven.

BobbyWC said...

Politico labeled then "Conservative Group" I just posted the story - you said

"It is only ideology to you."

Again Politico labeled them not me - I just covered the story

and personally I do not believe a true conservative would play such a game

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

HAD THIS BEEN A MINORITY GROUP FOX NEWS WOULD BE RUNNING WITH IT AS A HEADLINE

BobbyWC said...

and they did not because it did not serve their business model - it has nothing to do with ideology - it has to do with business - it is all business - no ideology - period

Bobby WC