Sunday, March 27, 2011

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS - BUSINESS THROUGH OPEN AND HONEST COMPETITION, OR BACK DOOR DEALS AT CITY HALL WITH THREATS TO DESTROY AND DEFAME ANYONE WHO SPEAKS OUT

Normally I would not have published the above comment because it is the type garbage which spreads disinformation - but I was thinking about Ernie when the ding went off to tell me there was a comment. (in the previous post I am referring to a comment posted related to little lady and Ernie Hernandez)

I praised Ernie Hernandez, notwithstanding a history I find repulsive - why? - he worked hard and brought Brownsville Continental.  When I praised him for this I was attacked in the blogs.  Why - what ever his past I did not  care - it was a good deal and he did good - I can separate good from bad and do not forever judge someone based on a bad decision or bad conduct.  But the bottom line is, for good or bad Ernie Hernandez worked his ass off to bring air service back to Brownsville - He should always be remembered for this - but it does not mean we forgive him for using politiqueras or any other wrongful conduct.

If Fly Frontra can make a go of it - then so be it - it will be good for Brownsville - no one can question that -

But for everything Ernie is - he did not go on the immediate attack against anyone and everyone and defame them if he felt like they would not back the Continental deal.

The primary problem with Fly Frontera is Quintanilla - not because of his past as a fraud but because rather than let the process play out - what did he do? - he went on the attack with the same game of defamation and lies he always does to try and make his business deals work.  This is not good business and Jim Gallagher should have denounced it immediately.  He refused.

That is the problem - if you want corrupt government then you support such conduct - if you want open and transparent government you tell people like Jim Gallaghger - number one - Quintanilla did not come up with the deal - Pan Am had already announced the air routes and made the connections in Mexico - all Quintanilla did was go to Gallagher and say - let's steal Pan Am's deal -
This is the problem -

But clearly in an open and fair fight in a bid before the city commission Pan Am wins - contrary to Atkinson's lies Pan Am is already flying cargo in and out of Brownsville to and from Mexico

Pan Am unlike Jim Gallagher studied the market and did not go to a convicted felon for a stolen idea.
Right now people in Monterrey are paying upwards of $350 RT  for shopping and medical tourism to SA.  Any Brownsville routes must include SA to take advantage of the medical tourism. That is Pan Am's model which the COB refused to help fund.  But Atkinson and Camarillo want the COB to fund an airline which does not include the SA market and puts the advertising in the hands of a man with over $100,000 in judgments for bad business deals, child support and mechanic's liens for non-payment of services.

Pan Am's plan which would already be in the air had COB not turned them down which includes allowing the people of Brownsville to have non-stops between Brownsville and San Antonio with the flights continuing on to Mexico non-stop - on 737's not small 30 seaters.

No one faults Atkinson for wanting to bring business to Brownsville  - the problem is how he does it and like Quintanilla threatens people who do not get on board - again this is not how business is done.
So anyone whether it is Quintanilla or Atkinson or Camarillo who brought knowledge of the market to Jim Gallagher deserve credit - but they also deserve to be vilified for supporting the terrorist like tactics of Jim Gallagher to intimidate Brownsville to go with his plan.

I believe if Jim Gallagher would simply tell the truth about Quintanilla and Atkinson and denounce their conduct he can still make this work - assuming he has planes - which he may not - more on that tomorrow. 

I also remain convinced Tony Martinez's greatest asset as our next mayor will be ending the child like conduct on the COB commission.  It was Mr. Gallagher who asked me what he could do to overcome the toxic politics of the COB commission.  I never mentioned it.  It is this reality and fear Camarillo would lose the mayoral election is why Jim Gallagher turned a blind eye to why he knows are lies concerning my statements to him about Tony Martinez. 

My sources are telling Tony will not hold it against him - my sources are telling me that Tony will get the entire city commission behind any project which makes money for Brownsville - all personalities aside.  This is what Brownsville lacks - this is why Tony Martinez must be our next mayor.

A SIMPLE QUESTION - IF FOR THE SAME MILLION DOLLARS PAN AM CAN INCLUDE THE SA MARKET - WHY WOULD THE COB TURN THEM DOWN IN FAVOR OF AN AIRLINE BROKER WHO IS NOT EVEN AN AIRLINE FOR A DEAL WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE SA?

Answer - Politics Brownsville style

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At best we may have third estate dreamers vying for position to bring us to the promised land. I think the rest of the state looks at the rgv as larger metro-area that if...organized...is a threat...should we all vote and is the 4th largest metro-area in the republic.

Three airports in the RGV, no need...Give it to hgn....mid valley and room to grow. B'TOWN has the port and south padre...Mcallen international trade.

Work together and ....oh wait..work together....excuse me...Welcome to the rgv...