Monday, March 7, 2011


HOW AMERICAN LIBERALISM KILLED BROWNSVILLE

Unfortunately we live in a time where myth and ignorance even guide education at institutions such as UT. Other than suffering from an inferior complex I cannot think of any reason why a parent would send their child to UT. Your child is a mere number with little to no hope of standing out or at the undergraduate level receiving a quality education. This is sad because Latino children who attend UTEP receive a better undergraduate education than at UT, receive greater individual attention, and are recruited to the top graduate programs in the country. It amazes me how many astronauts UTEP graduates. In my class of 1980, nearly everyone I knew went on to a top graduate school - Harvard medical, Columbia law, University of Chicago - you name it - but we live in a time where intelligent thought has been killed by American liberalism and we have become trained monkeys to do nothing - absolutely nothing to protect ourselves or advocate for our own causes.

I remember with clarity when my mother as a social worker in 1972, voted for Nixon. By 1972, she had already seen the damage being done to the poor by Johnson’s social reforms. She could see the creation of generational welfare. Yes it is true, about a year or two after daddy died in 1963, we were on public assistance. There were no food stamps. She got a voucher and once a month we went to the county courthouse and entered cargo trailers wherein someone looked at your voucher and handed you powdered milk, rice and beans, canned meat, government cheese and a handful of other items. That was food stamps. It made you want to get off the system. When she died in 1977, and the house was sold the first $10,000, went to pay off the lien on the house for the assistance we received for 2 years. We paid it with pride - we owed the money to the taxpayers and paid it. - How things have changed.

With 7 children at home they made her work as a hall monitor in a school for the mentally retarded during the day, and twice a week they made her go to school to learn to become a social worker. She had come from a wealthy family in Nicaragua and was well educated. She was chosen for the program because at the time there was a large influx of Puerto Ricans and Salvadorans coming to NY and she was bilingual.

Could you imagine today the civil rights lawsuits which would be filed if the government forced a Latina widow with 7 kids to go to work and school while leaving her kids at home? But you know what - it taught her and her children the importance of dignity and hard work. Today - they would have left her at home to become a welfare queen with no prospects at work or self reliance.

This is what has happened in Brownsville - even to the well educated. American Liberalism - which is not liberalism in any true sense of the word, has taught Brownsville to sit at home and wait for the government to do everything - you are also taught to complain when you are taxed for the government services.

In Wisconsin wherein the culture remains one of self reliance, albeit they do have strong unions, they are willing to stand up and fight for their survival. The mentality of government handout has not destroyed their sense of self worth such as in Brownsville. It blows my mind every Spring when I listen to lazy worthless people complain that the government has not been to their yard yet to spray for mosquitos. Even spraying for their own mosquitos is too much to ask of the people of Brownsville. Everything in this town is the government’s job - and then they complain the politicians have too much power.

I am done fighting the BISD battle - I will say I am proud of Tony Fuller for working his ass off to make the budget work in a way which saves the teachers jobs. But this is no thanks to the lazy unappreciative teachers. Without the battle to date Tony would have been fired off the bat by the 3 hags. (People please stop with your inane posts of my use of the word hag - buy a dictionary - learn the English language - do something but stop with your ignorance - a hag does not always mean ugly). In spite of the lazy and worthless teachers and the 3 hags their jobs of have been saved.

Now I agree BISD has a lot of great teachers who do a wonderful job in the classroom, but in terms of defending their jobs - like all welfare queens they sit home and do nothing. But then their king is Brett Springston complaining ad nauseam about being a victim while refusing to lift a finger in his own defense. George Borrego and Patrick Hammes are no better - they declared the teachers will not put up with what is happening. Lies all lies - between the two of them they could not lead a dying horse to water. Neither of them have organizational skills. They are both cut from the same cloth of meetings more meetings - we need to better explain the budget to the teachers - meanwhile Rome burns.

I am done on BISD - Presas-Garcia and her clan now have a free hand to print all of the lies they want about Springston and anyone else. I learned a long time ago when the king cowers in the corner in hopes someone else will fight, the battle is lost. It is time Presas-Garcia and her gang of thugs vote the coward out of a job. The children and teachers need a leader not a coward to lead BISD - Springston is a worthless coward demanding children run to the front lines and fight the battle he will never fight. If they vote him out we have a chance of the TEA appointing a Master and overseeing a national search for a new superintendent. This is what is best for our children. The teacher are the backbone of the system not Springston - the one job he has of leading and keeping the peace he has failed at - it is time he is fired. There is no place at BISD for cowards.

As to the teachers - you can all lose your jobs as the 3 hags bankrupt the district. They nearly cost BISD $19 million dollars by refusing to vote to amend the application on the bond money. Even Tony Fuller would not have able to find the money to overcome that boondoggle. They have now voted three times to force vendors to sue BISD to get paid for services rendered. They have voted to send a message to honest vendors that all contracts are reserved for Escobedo’s brothers and compadres so do not bother bidding on contracts at BISD.

This is the BISD the teachers want - so the teachers can have it. BISD teachers such as their king are born cowards - unwilling to defend themselves or our children. I say let them meet the unemployment line - maybe if they go hungry and lose their homes next time they may think - it is not the government’s job to fight their battles it is their battles.

As to George Borrego and Patrick Hammes - it is time they are replaced - they could not inspire a lottery winner to turn in their ticket.

The BV is done - no more on BISD - if Springston and the teachers are cowering in the corner and afraid to fight, and their leaders George Borrego and Patrick Hammes are off in endless meetings doing nothing and lack the skills to lead a dying horse to water, then it is fair to say the battle has been lost.

It is time Presas-Garcia is declared the winner- At least she is willing to fight for what she believes in - whereas Springston and his entourage of cowards sit and wait for another government handout - unwilling or to cowardly to fight.

On the lawsuit to remove Presas-Garcia - it is my understanding that they cannot raise the money - as is always the case in Brownsville “someone should sue, but don’t come to me for help.” Parents - remember - when your children are learning in overcrowded classrooms with fewer teachers it was your decision to not fight for your own children.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the reporting on BISD. You are so right about the hags and the PAC willing to fight. Are you shutting down BV?

BobbyWC said...

I am looking at shutting it down in about two weeks - maybe three - I am done - having all the readers in the world means nothing if no one is willing to fight

Furher, my health is very compromised - They have me on uppers to get me through the day and downers to allow me to sleep at night -

This is not acceptable - I need to look at healthcare elsewhere - incompetence would be a step up from the VA.

I am in a nightmare over the backbrace which is needed to protected the surgery - SA is blaming Harlingen - Harlingen is blaming SA and neither has anyone on staff smart enought to understand that the entire surgery can be lost whlie they fight who has to pay for it.

Morons to a person - Elliot Moore in harlingen needs to be fired

BTW did you know the announcement the new clinic is open was all lies - it is no where near done and no one knows when it will be available for its intended purposes

Why tell the the truth when you have moronic journalists too incompetent to ask the simple question - when will day procedures start - had they asked that simple question they would have been told - no one knows because no one knows when the clinic will be complete

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

I am looking at shutting it down in about two weeks - maybe three - I am done - having all the readers in the world means nothing if no one is willing to fight

Furher, my health is very compromised - They have me on uppers to get me through the day and downers to allow me to sleep at night -

This is not acceptable - I need to look at healthcare elsewhere - incompetence would be a step up from the VA.

I am in a nightmare over the backbrace which is needed to protected the surgery - SA is blaming Harlingen - Harlingen is blaming SA and neither has anyone on staff smart enought to understand that the entire surgery can be lost whlie they fight who has to pay for it.

Morons to a person - Elliot Moore in harlingen needs to be fired

BTW did you know the announcement the new clinic is open was all lies - it is no where near done and no one knows when it will be available for its intended purposes

Why tell the the truth when you have moronic journalists too incompetent to ask the simple question - when will day procedures start - had they asked that simple question they would have been told - no one knows because no one knows when the clinic will be complete

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

You should focus on getting better. It will be sad to see BV go.

Anonymous said...

You shut down ... we loose.

But ... your health is more important than ANYTHING else.

Would going to another country help with your medical situation?

God Speed.

Anonymous said...

If you must go, we understand. It is hard dealing with spineless citizens who are really only interested in their own, short-term gains. They deserve what they get.
Running the BISD is not much different than running a drug cartel: get power and help yourself.
At least you said things that needed to be said.

Anonymous said...

If you shut down the BV, will it make a difference? No, things will continue the same even if the BV continues. The only thing that BV provides to the community is information of what is wrong with the community. It helps us understand. Will the community miss the BV? Yes, the BV will be missed because it has become the voice and conscious of the community. Good luck and we wish you the best of health.

Anonymous said...

Borrego and Hammes are only interested in getting their Insurance Contract they could care less about you. Get well.

Anonymous said...

Borrego and Hammes have nothing to gain from an insurance contract except good insurance. A Master does not take over the school district they are just there to oversee and over rule if necessary actions of the board. The ones in the past at BISD did nothing except lessen the meddling in the day to day operations of the district. BISD is not even close to being taken over by TEA.

Anonymous said...

Borrego and Hammes receive a monthly salary from the organization. They are only interested in recruiting members into their organization. In Texas it is an organization and not what a union suppost to do.

Anonymous said...

The BV is the most trusted news source in Brownsville. People are too comprimised around here to go against the grain. It has made a difference especially in the way the other bogs have responded to BV exposing their lies. The numbers of people reading your blog is another difference that BV is exposing the truth. By the next election cycle BV should be able to see the impact it has had on Brownsville. Hope BV continues. Take care of your health!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your service here. The BV has been the only source of news that I trust. I hope you find a way to health.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bobby, take a couple of weeks off and keep the BV going by making it self sufficient. Allow people to comment in an article called "So what do you know or what have you heard". This keeps people in the community commenting and revealing what is actually going on. Why here you ask? Because people trust your blog and it needs to keep going. The majority of your followers are educated and care about their community. Let The Catas of the community continue blogging on the other blogs. Now DO NOT BE A QUITTER!!!!!!!!!!! You beautiful MOM did not QUIT So you CAN NOT QUIT!!! JUST take some time off to get better, which by the way you will get better, and then come back strong. DO NOT GIVE UP or GIVE IN. STAY HEALTHY. WE in the community do pray that you get better soon. God BLESS YOU, BOBBY and everyone said AMEN!!!!

Eric said...

Don't give up on us yet! We're still chugging away. Remember, make your pledge at Removal.Fund@gmail.com We've got a few thousand pledged, we just need more! Fully anony system in place, email your pledges in. This is a professionally backed effort, no fly by nights in group B. Nor will we quit!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with what many have said and I will say it again: this site has enlightened all of us. Take care of yourself, health does come first and I pray and hope you will get better daily. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I could plea for you not to quit the BV but I understand that your health is/or should be your number one priority...BV has been the only one that I have trusted bringing to light information that other wise we wouldn't even know. I wish you the very best and hope you get well.

Anonymous said...

I have found out for a fact Patrick is not and has not been paid a salary by AOBE. Don't know about George.

Anonymous said...

We all have to do what is best. Your health should always come first. If you must go, try and have an apprentice in mind. We need a voice. I believe in the people of Brownsville and BISD (except the board of 7). Someone must and will come forward to do what is right.

Take care and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

GOD be with you.