Wednesday, July 15, 2009


OCTOBER 12, 1956 POLITICAL AD OPPOSING BOND ISSUE - SOMETHINGS NEVER CHANGE - 53 YEARS LATER - 53 YEARS OF LIES - THIS IS BROWNSVILLE POLITICS
While researching an old business ad for a friend, I came across this political ad concerning utility rates in Brownsville. What is noted in the ad is Brownsville has the highest rates. This debate occurred 53 years ago. Nothing has changed. For 53 years the politicos have looked the people in the face and just lied, while the developers have their businesses subsidized on the backs of some the poorest people in the United States.

This is the essence of Brownsville politics. Nothing will ever change because we have a city commission opposed to meaningful change.

BOYS II MEN CONCERT - ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE SAME OLD LIES

The following is from the Herald -

"According to Patterson, the city negotiated the March 10 contract with Hariram, who presented himself as working with Grabow. The agreement called for the city’s direct payment to Hariram.
City Manager Charlie Cabler and Patterson signed the contract. However, it does not contain Hariram’s signature. Patterson said that Hariram’s signature is not on the contract because it was faxed to him."

When I read the above in the context of what we now know I understand Hariram as being someone who dupes cities into signing contracts on the hopes that Hariram will then get the real booking agent to take the deal. As we know from the story Grabow sees these kind of deals all of the time and refuses to work with these people.

What is clear is Patterson and Cabler had no idea what they were doing. When dealing with the taxpayers’ money they are clearly negligent. Any fool could sell them a 21.4 million dollar bridge owned by the Port of Brownsville.

In fact I will conclude with the following - if you expect anything to change or get better within the City of Brownsville with this city commission and Charlie Cabler at the helm, I have a 21.4 million dollar bridge for sale.

For more than 53 years the political issue of Brownsville’s utility rates have been on the table. Over the course of 53 years nothing has changed for the better. I say it is time to abandon the City of Brownsville and allow the scum which has so enveloped this city to eat it into oblivion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Problem is that these two were not elected by the people.
They were appointed for their expertise. Expertise in contract negotiations?

"We got duped," Atkinson said." I don't blame anyone."

Well, we know that GTC won't hold either one accouintable because he was the biggest supporter of the concert at the Park.

Who will hold anyone responsible?

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to have a problem with no one being held accountable for acts that cost us so much money. As a general rule I am forgiving of mistakes, having made plenty of my own but when you are dealing with someone else’s money you have a higher standard of responsibility. I notice, also, that what we have is people with law enforcement ties telling each other that they have no blame. Maybe we need people trained for city government to run the city as opposed to cops and ex-cops who apparently don't apply the rules to them selves and who are easily taken in. Where does it stop? And then we have the mayor who apparently thinks he is helping things by calling the commission children. Of course, that's the way they act but part of the mayor's job is to be a leader and bring them together. I know though so don't say it, that ship sailed long ago.
By the way, does anyone know how Patterson found this guy he booked with? The "newspaper" hasn't said or I missed it. Did he find something on the internet and through money at it or what?
Mescalero