Friday, October 31, 2014


THE COB NOTICE ON LINCOLN PARK VIOLATES OPEN MEETINGS ACT

ITEMS:

8. Consideration and ACTION on Resolution Number 2014-064 concerning the negotiation,
transfer, and conveyance of Lincoln Park to the University of Texas System, and authorizing
City of Brownsville staff to undertake such matter. (Charlie Cabler—City Manager)

Where in this notice does it inform the people that the COB does not intend this to be a sale.  Such as in their 30 day notice for public hearing, the city failed to notify the people if the conveyance is a gift or sale.  The Texas Open Meetings Act requires full disclosure.

Section 551.073 of the Texas Open Meetings Act makes clear there is a recognition as to notice when dealing with a gift to a state agency.  This is important because it avoids any argument by the city that it does not have to say if it is a sale or gift.  Remember a sale of Lincoln Park requires a public vote of approval.

Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi thought they would play hide the elephant failing to realize you cannot hide an elephant.  They intentionally used the term conveyance to be vague - the problem is the Texas Open Meetings Act does not allow for vague.

THE VIOLATION

As a citizen when you read the above notice for Tuesday's meeting where does it tell you as a citizen that the COB does not consider this a sale or intend to sell the land.  Is not knowledge of this important to your decision to either support or oppose the measure?  Well of course it is.

This is exactly how I was able to get the city to take the City Plaza deal off the agenda.  A letter will go out Monday morning to general counsel for the UT Board of Regents that once again they are in conspiracy with Tony Martinez to circumvent the Texas Open Meetings Act.

From the Texas Supreme Court:

""However, less than full disclosure is not substantial compliance. [my note - does not fill disclose tell us this is not intended as a sale] Our prior judgments should have served as notice to all public bodies that the Open Meetings Act requires a full disclosure of the subject matter of the meetings. [my note - the word conveyance informs us nothing of their intent to claim this as a gift for less than the true value of the land] The Act is intended to safeguard the public's interest in knowing the workings of its governmental bodies. A public body's willingness to comply with the Open Meetings Act should be such that the citizens of Texas will not be compelled to resort to the courts to assure that a public body has complied with its statutory duty."

Cox Enterprises v. Board of Trustees Austin ISD, 706 S.W.2d 956 (1986)



Open Records Manual

 

WHILE UT BOARD OF REGENTS DEMAND THE POOREST OF THE POOR SUBSIDIZE THEM TEXAS AM GIVING TO WESLACO WHAT UT HAS NEVER BEEN WILLING TO GIVE - MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY

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I was joking with someone that maybe the time has come to recruit UC to Brownsville - but TAMU will do.
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM MS. BELA

Thursday, October 30, 2014

 
SAVE LINCOLN PARK ON FACEBOOK
 


UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION:

It appears that the COB's defense for not calling for an election on the issue of Lincoln Park is that it is not a sale.  This is not how the law works.  I am 100% confident now that if an attorney seeks a TRO on Monday [correction - I was politely corrected it must wait until Wednesday after the City Commission acts, but before UT votes]  in a lawsuit against the COB and the UT Board of Regents, the TRO will issue.  In fact later next week the UT Board of Regents will take no action on the matter when they meet, once they are sued.

THE COURT BY LAW MUST LOOK TO THE SUBSTANCE OF THE AGREEMENT AND NOT WHAT THE COB AND THE UT BOARD OF REGENTS WANT TO CALL IT

The UT Board of Regents will cut and run the second the lawsuit is filed.  They cannot afford the PR nightmare they will face in Austin when the Austin press covers the story.

YOU WATCH  - the second a UT official has to testify about the substantive intent of the deal, UT will announce they are no longer interested in the land and walk away thereby ending the need for litigation.  Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi would have no problem misleading the court with lies, but UT will never allow their personnel to be party to such deception under oath in a court proceeding.  This ends with the TRO

Look people, we need attorneys - I know of two who want to help but have time constraints.  Email me your willingness to help with permission to forward your name to the attorneys who have expressed an interest to help.  We can get this filed by Monday and the case will be won.  It stops the UT Board of Regents and Tony Martinez in their tracks.

bobbywc58@yahoo.com

There is a second issue.  The 30 statutory notice did not meet the requirements of the statute.  The following was clearly not outlined in the notice and in effect no meeting has been held to meet this requirement.

"5) a public hearing on the proposed conveyance is held by the governing body of the home-rule municipality and that body finds that the property is no longer usable and functional as a park;"

Finally below Michael Cowen outlined any number of legal reasons for a TRO.  To the lawyes, he should not have to do this on his own.  Support staff is needed if UT fights back.  Money for a bond will be needed.  Getting behind Michael Cowen or any other lawyer willing to seek the TRO is essential.

We must have the TRO by Monday if we are to stop the UT Board of Regents from voting on the matter later in the week.

Lawyers love to run for office saying they care about Brownsville - well guys - here is your chance to care.

This video is courtesy of Jim and Nena Barton.  The community owes them a thanks for recording this event.




THERE IS AN EVEN BIGGER VICTORY THAN LINCOLN PARK

We won the Fly Frontera mess after Rick Longoria and Pat Ahumada sought to give millions to a convicted felon who as it turned out did not even have the right permits to fly international flights.

If we win this, we also will have won a bigger and more important battle - politicians will now know that when normally diverse groups get together we control them the politicians and not the other way around.  This could change how politics is done in Brownsville.

The prevailing lawyers in my opinion will have earned the right to hold any public office they want - including the replacement for Tony Martinez.  But I want to be clear - no one is doing it for this reason - my point is simply they will have proven themselves by actions and not merely words.  The reality is, action people seem to know they can do more as private citizens than as elected officials.

ORIGINAL POST

The community owes thanks to Michael Cowen for creating this page.  He has been very helpful in locating important documents.

Please click on the page and hit like - it is important we get the numbers up.

I want to be clear my views are mine - a project like this is going to have many views - we should focus on the end goal - saving Lincoln Park.

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

It seems the city is worried about a TRO over their game playing in terms of releasing information.  They are now responding with great speed.  The bad news is I have now reviewed one deed and it appears to have been a straight up and down deal with no covenants as to how the land should be used.  I am hoping something with the original federal grants will give us a place to argue in court against the deal.

Our final line of defense may be the PR battle - we must humiliate UT for its association with Tony Martinez.

We must send a strong message to John Villarreal, Rick Longoria and Debbie Portillo that there will be consequences if they vote with Tony Martinez. 

I will walk all three districts if recalls are organized.  I hate boycotts - but I think we must call for a boycott of not only John Villarreal's business but also of the businesses of everyone he does business with.  We must also do the same with Debbie Portillo. 

We have to get on TV in Austin to put pressure on UT - that is the key.  UT does not want the PR nightmare which will come from a fight with some of the poorest people in the U.S.  I hate to say it, that unless I find something in the federal grants, a lawsuit is not looking very promising unless Tony Martinez makes a mistake in how he proceeds on the deal.

Again, I want to be clear - the idea of boycott and recall is mine, although I know a lot of the community shares my view.  I just do not want anyone thinking I speak for anyone but myself.

VALLEY INTERFAITH STANDS WITH CHILDREN WHILE LITTLE LEAGUE CUTS AND RUNS ON PROMISES OF CHUMP CHANGE FROM RICK LONGORIA
 

 
MONTOYA CONTINUES TO MAKE SAPS OF HIS THREE READERS - AND NOW THE FACTS AS TOLD TO MONTOYA BY CONSTABLE ABELARDO GOMEZ


UPDATE: Sorola's check must have been big.  Armando Villalobos never ever intervened in the case - this is a bold face lie by Montoya - he had already left the DA's office by the time he represented the party being sued by Liliana Cantu's family.

Contrary to Montoya's defamation per se of Judge Erin Garcia, while under payment by Louis Sorola, there is no document which says Erin Garcia accepted or received a bribe.  What it says is someone paid Liliana Cantu a bribe to be delivered to Erin Garcia.  Had Saenz had any evidence Erin Garcia was party to this he would have indicted her - but he could not because the criminal complaint shows it was Erin Garcia who went to Constable Abelardo Gomez to report the crime.

What Montoya is saying is, if I pay a $1000 to someone in Saenz's office to get Saenz to drop criminal charges against someone Saenz must be guilty even though there is no evidence or claim he knew about the attempted bribe.  Stupid - beyond stupid

What is lost on Montoya, not really he just chooses to lie, is Liliana Cantu could have kept the notice of hearing sent to Villalobos from going out.  The reality is, that afternoon Villalobos called the court about not receiving notice and Judge Garcia pulled the default judgment.  This happens more than you think

But here is the kicker, in the second to last final hearing wherein Liliana Cantu's family lost, witnesses reported that Judge Garcia had to take Liliana Cantu's family to task for their unprofessional conduct towards Villalobos.  There are enough witnesses to this to verify the story.  In fact witnesses claim Villalobos was so humiliated he was forced to hang his head in shame based on the outburst by Cantu's family.  When it was all done and over, Cantu's family walked out empty handed at the final hearing because they chose to not show once the gig was up.

All of these facts are known in the courthouse so the question is why does Montoya not report it?  Sorola wrote a big check.

ORIGINAL POST

In the case of Liliana Cantu Villarreal, now charged with multiple crimes while working for JP Erin Garcia, Montoya was told that it was none other than JP Erin Garcia who filed the criminal complaint against Liliana Cantu Villarreal with Constable Abelardo Gomez.  So why does Montoya leave this essential fact out - simple - Louis Sorola will not write the check otherwise.
 
WILL THE PEOPLE DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND OVER LINCOLN PARK
 
UPDATE:  Word from a prospective plaintiff associated with the Little League is, Rick Longoria promised the Little League everything under the sun to get them to back the sale of Lincoln Park.  This is the problem - these so called leaders will sell the children out to a smelly park for chump change.  Rick Longoria is worse than Tony Martinez because at least Tony does not claim to be someone else than he really is.  Rick Longoria has to be added to the recall list.
 
Recall is our line in the sand.  Will those who oppose the sale of Lincoln Park be willing to draw that line?  My money is on no - one by one Rick, Tony, and John will buy silence with promises which cannot be kept.
 
ORIGINAL POST
 
I am very encouraged that Valley Interfaith is standing with the community on this one.  There are two lines of defense: One the protests - this could end it.  But we have to do more than attending a meeting.  I am trying to cancel my engagement - we can do Boo at the Zoo tomorrow. 
 
It is not for me to tell the constituency of John Villarreal or Debbie Portillo what to do.  But I will follow their lead.  People in their districts, regardless of what happens with Lincoln park need to be willing to start a recall petition.  Whether the signatures can be collected is meaningless - it is the message of an organized recall which matters.  If people in their district are willing to organize such an effort I will be there to block walk for the signatures.
 
It does not end their.  Debbie Portillo and John Villarreal are willing to turn a blind eye to the criminal conduct of Tony Martinez.  Fine.  I have made a decision to call for a boycott of both of their businesses.  When they begin to feel their profits drop, they will learn.  Villarreal sells his product to local stores.  We must identify each and every customer of Villarreal and make it clear to them - do business with John Villarreal and we will not do business with you.
 
Every major car dealership in Brownsville funded Tony Martinez.  We need to let them know we will no longer buy cars in Brownsville until they distance themselves from Tony Martinez.  I myself expect to buy my new truck in Harlingen.  I was going to buy an Encore at Luke Fruia but have decided against doing business with anyone who supports Tony Martinez.
 
It is a stronger and better message to Austin if we win this with the first line of defense - namely protest.
 
But myself and others will continue to research the documents needed for the second line of defense - meaning court.  Right now I am waiting on copies of the federal grants used to build Lincoln Park to see if there is anything in the terms of the grants to stop the sale of Lincoln Park.  If there is, it could possibly give us jurisdiction in federal court.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 
ARE THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE AND UT BOARD OF REGENTS ENGAGED IN A CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
 
My investigation lead me to the TxDot office in Pharr.  This is what I learned.  Lincoln park was built in part with federal funds.  Remember at the time SH 77 was extended into Mexico the plans to make it IH 69 were already sealed.
 
A review of documents secured from TxDot show that federal funds were used to build Lincoln Park.  The terms of that grant money is binding on the COB.  So now in addition to the two relevant deeds, the terms of that federal grant money need to be reviewed.  I am hard pressed to believe that the federal grants allow TxDot and the COB to just abscond with the money.
 
Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi are the types to try and scam the federal government, but I am certain TxDot lawyers will do the right thing once they are forced to review the terms of the federal grants to build Lincoln Park
 
That is my next step - to secure copies of the terms of the federal grants.  I will not rely on the COB - I will be going back to TxDot.
 
The most effective way to fight this battle legally is, with TxDot lawyers making the argument for us.  I am certain Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi are asking themselves about this time - covenants in federal grants? 

 
CARLOS CASCOS ENDORSES JOE G. RIVERA AFTER VALADEZ FIASCO

Carlos Cascos having to admit Cris Valadez has cost him the vote of overweight people through his constant mocking of them and by extension insensitivity to diabetes, is now asking the voters of Cameron county to vote for Joe G. Rivera.

When asked about his own diabetes Cascos is alleged to have said Valadez has become a major embarrassment to him and his family.  He went on to say that his decision to endorse Rivera is his way of making amends for Valadez being so insensitive to this major health crisis in Cameron county.

Cascos is asking people to get educated on the issue and to stop promoting the type ignorance and bigotry promoted by Valadez and his drunk punk friend Montoya.  He gave an example of MOSH as one area of scientific evidence weight gain is not always about a lack of exercise and diet.

Playing them was not even a challenge.


THIS IS WHY WE MUST BE ON GUARD AGAINST LESS THAN REPUTABLE REPORTERS LIKE EMMA PEREZ-TREVINO

If you are going to defend misleading and in some cases outright false reporting then you have no right to complain about bad government.
 
READY FOR A YABBA DABBA DOO BIG TIME LADIES?

If Valadez and Montoya could learn the joy of Halloween, they might not be such horrible people.  Elton John of the gay mafia warned these two and now there are consequences.  Smile ladies it is going to be a BIG time.
 














 
IT IS TIME TWO CITY COMMISSIONERS PUT ON THE AGENDA CONSIDERATION OF A MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT AGAINST DIANE DILLARD ALONG WITH CONSPIRACY CLAIMS AGAINST TONY MARTINEZ, ABRAHAM GALONSKY, JULIET GARCIA AND THE UT BOARD OF REGENTS

Consequences - truly a four letter word in this town. People will come at me for demanding federal judge Andrew Hanen's wife, Diane Dillard, be held accountable for her conspiracy to aid Tony Martinez and Juliet Garcia in defrauding some of the poorest people in the U.S. of $2.3 million. 

I cannot think of a worse combination than a coconut like Tony Martinez aligning himself with plantation Anglos like Andrew Hanen and his wife Diane Dillard - there are plenty or writings even today that the slaves were better off on American plantations than being slaughtered in Africa - the problem with the argument is - it presumes the Anglos knew better than the black slaves - and that is the core problem.  That is the essence of racism.

Here is the deal - I do not care that after two city commissioners put the item on the agenda that they will never secure the votes - it is called a bold move - it is called getting the conversation moving.

I know we are all fatigued out over the current election, but the future of our city is playing out at this moment and the up and coming city commission and mayoral election should be on our minds now.

I do not believe in boycotts of businesses - but Debbie Portillo must face the consequences of her actions through her alignment with Tony Martinez. 
 
IT IS TIME TO BOYCOTT DEBBIE PORTILLO'S BUSINESS

Now do not fret guys - boycotts are an inconvenience to the people - it requires they take action - and we all know that is not going to happen.

I also know no two commissioners will put on the agenda the lawsuit I am proposing - why?  because Tony will always be there offering to back some project with money for any given commissioner when he really needs their vote.  Plus big moves are not what our commissioners are known for - at least publicly - behind the scenes is a different story.
 
THE CASA DEL NYLON DEAL

I reviewed every communication between Diane Dillard and the city, but more specifically Tony Martinez.  Diane Dillard would have us believe she was unaware she was representing the entire city commission which speaks for the people.  She would have you believe she did not know Tony Martinez was required to sign a conflict of interest form concerning the city's purchase of the Casa Del Nylon building.  This was an overt criminal act she had no problem aligning with because she knows she is part of the protected corrupt and unethical legal community of Cameron county. 

The DOJ only investigates federal judges and their family members when the judge refuses to go along with the DOJ's corruption - so expect nothing from the DOJ on this one - Hanen is in their pocket - he has made that clear through his unethical conduct in the Villalobos case.

We the People are out $2.3 million because of Diane Dillard's malpractice and conspiracy with Tony Martinez and the UT Board of Regents.  What is sad is, our city commission lacks the type leadership needed to bring this matter into the public eye.  They are not known for their big moves. So maybe it is time we stop whining about it.

Really, who is going to sue the wife of a federal judge and expect to survive - every lawyer in this town knows the retaliation will be swift with a deadly result as to their career.
 
THE SOURCE OF ALL OF THE NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING
 
I hear it every day - election fatigue - people are so, so tired of this election.  What makes it worse is those who give in to the demand for money or else.  Compounding this are unethical reporters like Emma Perez-TreviƱo who play on fears to manipulate the ill informed into believing things which are not true.  I do not understand the handful of people who give her a pass for the same method used by the KKK to convince poorly educated Anglos that the Mexican men were going to rape their wives and daughters. 
 
People who play on fears are bigots - plain and simple - there is not pass.  Emma is not stupid - she knows what she is doing and does not gives a rats ass how it impacts the community - but then she like those she is writing for, Cascos and Garcia, cries me a river when people come back at her.  She will go to her grave settling the score with Villalobos, Limas and anyone she believes is tied to them for their decision to put out false information about her.  Their conduct was no more right than hers. 
 
No real newspaper would have allowed for an article on court orders such as the Herald.  Court orders are always complex and never so simple as a signature - which is why I said I did not like Magallanes' ad on the issue.  Judges all of the time sign plea bargain orders which seem unseemly - but in effect they have no choice - if they do not sign the order the DA may just drop the charges or later blame the judge when they lose the case.  Politics is not black and white
 
Oscar X. Garcia is a liar and he cannot deny this.  He knows he cannot point to one ruling by Judge Limas which ties Juan Magallanes to wrongdoing, which is why in the $30,000 loan deal Oscar X. Garcia fails to tell people the court of appeals upheld Limas' ruling in the real estate case effectively using a law which is more than 400 years old.  During the first week of law school you learn - all real estate contracts must be in writing - Oscar X. Garcia must have missed that day or is a liar. 
 
A review of the docket sheet suggests Juan Magallanes may not have been the initial attorney in the case. My question is, dismissal based on the Statute of Frauds should have happened right away and not after a trial.  If Oscar X. Garcia actually had knowledge of the law he would be asking, was it malpractice to not seek dismissal based on the Statute of Frauds from day one?  The answer is yes.   But then that would be an admission by Oscar X. Garcia that there was not wrongdoing by Magallanes and Limas in that case.
 
I hate deception and dishonorable reporters such as Emma Perez-Trevino because the end result is bad government.  We can only win the war against deception and dishonorable reporters if the voters reject their message.  Does it mean their victims are innocent? - no - if I remember my Sunday school lessons we are all sinners who need saving.
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT IN GERIATRIC CARE
 
In the last few weeks I have learned so much about geriatric care and our government's lack of one stop shopping to facilitate the process.
 
The good news is, with the exception of one small retirement check, my brother already had his VA benefit, social security and military retirement on direct deposit.  That one small check will cost me more money in time than it may be worth, but I will work on it until it is done.
 
Texas has a statutory power of attorney which has been very helpful, except that the banks needed their lawyers to explain to them what they are.  That was frustrating.  The Texas Veterans Commission is having their lawyers research if they are a federal or state agency.  Yes my friends the "Texas" Veterans Commission which is funded by the Texas legislature has hired lawyers to determine if they are a federal or state agency.  Intelligence was passed over a long time ago as a condition of working for the State of Texas.
 
Texas created a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney which is quite broad.  In my brothers case I added a clause that he still has to agree to everything in writing, and that he intended I use this only to manage his affairs but not make final decisions.  The way I did it allows me to interact with everyone at a state level, without giving me the authority to spend money or dispose of assets without his written consent. 
 
STATUTORY DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY click

 
NOTICE: THE POWERS GRANTED BY THIS DOCUMENT ARE BROAD AND SWEEPING. THEY ARE EXPLAINED IN THE DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT, SUBTITLE P, TITLE 2, ESTATES CODE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE POWERS, OBTAIN COMPETENT LEGAL ADVICE. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO MAKE MEDICAL AND OTHER HEALTH-CARE DECISIONS FOR YOU. YOU MAY REVOKE THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY IF YOU LATER WISH TO DO SO.
 
You should select someone you trust to serve as your agent (attorney in fact). Unless you specify otherwise, generally the agent's (attorney in fact's) authority will continue until:
 
(1) you die or revoke the power of attorney;
(2) your agent (attorney in fact) resigns or is unable to act for you; or
(3) a guardian is appointed for your estate.
 
I, __________ (insert your name and address), appoint __________ (insert the name and address of the person appointed) as my agent (attorney in fact) to act for me in any lawful way with respect to all of the following powers that I have initialed below.
 
TO GRANT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING POWERS, INITIAL THE LINE IN FRONT OF (N) AND IGNORE THE LINES IN FRONT OF THE OTHER POWERS LISTED IN (A) THROUGH (M).
 
TO GRANT A POWER, YOU MUST INITIAL THE LINE IN FRONT OF THE POWER YOU ARE GRANTING.
 
TO WITHHOLD A POWER, DO NOT INITIAL THE LINE IN FRONT OF THE POWER. YOU MAY, BUT DO NOT NEED TO, CROSS OUT EACH POWER WITHHELD.
 
____ (A) Real property transactions;
____ (B) Tangible personal property transactions;
____ (C) Stock and bond transactions;
____ (D) Commodity and option transactions;
____ (E) Banking and other financial institution transactions;
____ (F) Business operating transactions;
____ (G) Insurance and annuity transactions;
____ (H) Estate, trust, and other beneficiary transactions;
____ (I) Claims and litigation;
____ (J) Personal and family maintenance;
____ (K) Benefits from social security, Medicare, Medicaid, or other governmental programs or civil or military service;
____ (L) Retirement plan transactions;
____ (M) Tax matters;
____ (N) ALL OF THE POWERS LISTED IN (A) THROUGH (M). YOU DO NOT HAVE TO INITIAL THE LINE IN FRONT OF ANY OTHER POWER IF YOU INITIAL LINE (N).
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Special instructions applicable to gifts (initial in front of the following sentence to have it apply):
 
____ I grant my agent (attorney in fact) the power to apply my property to make gifts outright to or for the benefit of a person, including by the exercise of a presently exercisable general power of appointment held by me, except that the amount of a gift to an individual may not exceed the amount of annual exclusions allowed from the federal gift tax for the calendar year of the gift.
 
ON THE FOLLOWING LINES YOU MAY GIVE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS LIMITING OR EXTENDING THE POWERS GRANTED TO YOUR AGENT.
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
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UNLESS YOU DIRECT OTHERWISE ABOVE, THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL IT IS REVOKED.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ALTERNATIVES BY CROSSING OUT THE ALTERNATIVE NOT CHOSEN:
 
(A) This power of attorney is not affected by my subsequent disability or incapacity.
(B) This power of attorney becomes effective upon my disability or incapacity.
 
YOU SHOULD CHOOSE ALTERNATIVE (A) IF THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY IS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE ON THE DATE IT IS EXECUTED.
 
IF NEITHER (A) NOR (B) IS CROSSED OUT, IT WILL BE ASSUMED THAT YOU CHOSE ALTERNATIVE (A).
 
If Alternative (B) is chosen and a definition of my disability or incapacity is not contained in this power of attorney, I shall be considered disabled or incapacitated for purposes of this power of attorney if a physician certifies in writing at a date later than the date this power of attorney is executed that, based on the physician's medical examination of me, I am mentally incapable of managing my financial affairs. I authorize the physician who examines me for this purpose to disclose my physical or mental condition to another person for purposes of this power of attorney. A third party who accepts this power of attorney is fully protected from any action taken under this power of attorney that is based on the determination made by a physician of my disability or incapacity.
 
I agree that any third party who receives a copy of this document may act under it. Revocation of the durable power of attorney is not effective as to a third party until the third party receives actual notice of the revocation. I agree to indemnify the third party for any claims that arise against the third party because of reliance on this power of attorney.
 
If any agent named by me dies, becomes legally disabled, resigns, or refuses to act, I name the following (each to act alone and successively, in the order named) as successor(s) to that agent: __________.
Signed this ______ day of __________, _____________
___________________________
(your signature)
State of _______________________
County of ______________________
This document was acknowledged before me on ____________(date) by ________________________
(name of principal)
______________________________
(signature of notarial officer)
(Seal, if any, of notary) ________________________________________
(printed name)
My commission expires: ______________
 
 
 
For interacting with any private company, dealing with real estate or dealing with any state or local agency, this form gives me that power.
 
BUT THE FEDS WANT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH AGENCY.  My brother is tired of signing forms.  Once you get the form it can take 4-6 weeks for the feds to process it and notify you, you can start to act for your family member.  The feds need one form for all federal agencies.
 
BACK TO THE IDIOTS AT THE TEXAS VETERANS COMMISSION
 
They have documents completed by my brother and provided to them as a state agency.  I need copies of those documents in order to process my brother's request for VA care.  I cannot do this because according to the Texas Veterans Commission they need the form from the federal VA.  When I asked them where in the regulations it says that they need the federal authorizations they say, "we are the VA."  So now their lawyers understanding that state and federal agencies are not one and the same will prepare a policy statement for their employees explaining the obvious.
 
IS THE MODERN INCARNATION OF THE FILIBUSTER READY TO DIE?
 
In an extraordinary  ruling the DC court of appeals ruled that the Senate with impunity can write rules which are unconstitutional because no one has legal standing to challenge such a rule.  If this were true, then as part of its rule making authority could the Senate write a rule which says, it takes two women senators to equal one man?  We all know that rule would not fly.

The reason I think the Supreme Court will take up the question and with good chance rule against the Senate is, all 9 justices have stated that the modern filibuster is impacting the judiciary.  This is their chance to end it.  But even if they take the case, they may hold a ruling until after 2016, so as to deny Obama the ability to fill all judicial appointments, assuming the Democrats hold on to the Senate.

The Question I have been asking for years - can the Senate write a rule which substantively changes the constitution?  If the answer is yes, then the authority given the Senate by the people through the constitution has been usurped by a Senate which now operates independent of its constitutional powers.

"“Whether the Constitution does or does not require majority rule [in Congress], and, if so, whether the cloture rule as practiced by the Senate does or does not violate this requirement, are questions that require, and furthermore deserve, substantive answers from the judiciary. The D.C. Circuit Court’s opinion, which threatens to deny the country such judicial answers for all time, cannot stand.”

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Monday, October 27, 2014

 
OSCAR X. GARCIA CRIES ME A RIVER OVER THE MUD SLINGING HE STARTED
 
To be fair I no more like this ad than I like Oscar X. Garcia's misleading ad over the $30,000 loan.  We know the court of appeals affirmed Limas' ruling in the real estate case based on a law over 400 years old - Oscar X. Garcia not having use for the law or facts simply chooses to mislead the voters - how honorable of him.
 
But what is really pathetic is when Juan Magallanes does the same thing to him he cries foul.  Based on Magallanes' ad I see no way I can go down to the court house to confirm anything he is saying.  Further, decisions are more complex than a signature on a ruling.  In sexual abuse cases it is not unusual judges are faced with agreeing with the wishes of the DA or face the DA dismissing the charges all together.  These stories are always more complex than a simple ruling.
 
MONTOYA TAKES A GOOD COMPLAINT AND LIES ANYWAY
 
Montoya would have you believe he called the Herald and they told him the ad did not pass muster and so it was rejected.  No one believes that.  What I am inclined to believe is inasmuch as the last time the Herald printed such an ad it was sued it chose to not go with the ad.  Or they were never asked to print the ad.  Where it did print was in Garcia's stronghold.
 
This story is really about Oscar X. Garcia starting a war of mud with lies and misleading ads, and then crying me a river when his opponent responds in kind.  Bottom line is, Garcia is a cry baby.
 
The funny thing about the ad is, it did run in the areas where Oscar X. Garcia has his strongest support.  It may not matter it did not run in Brownsville or Harlingen.


 
TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE  COMING TO BROWNSVILLE


ELECTION FRAUD HAPPENS BECAUSE WE NEVER LOOK TO THE CHARACTER OF THE CANDIDATE

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., asked that we judge one another based on the content of our character. I am not one to vote based on party affiliation. Character matters a lot to me. I will not hide the fact I rarely vote Republican. I will say 20 years ago, I voted Republican a lot more than I do today. The old Republican Party died a long time ago.

In the BISD election there is an Anglo trying to pass as a Latina. Why? Because we know, even though it is wrong, a Latina has a better chance of winning than a non-Latina. I do not like this. The blind Latina vote does not serve the people.

But what I dislike even more is an Anglo trying to pass as a Latina. This is the case of Shirley Bowman, running for BISD Trustee. Last time around she ran as Shirley Ann Bowman. This time around she claimed her nickname is “ la” so her name on the ballot will appear as Shirley “La” Bowman.

My mother crossed into the US here in Brownsville in 1947. She met my father first in Nicaragua and then Panama while he was working for PanAm. He was now on to New Jersey to work as radio operator for the airlines. While they were passing through Houston, my father was asked to leave the restaurant because he was with a dark woman, namely my mother, Alicia Conception Cervantes Gonzalez.

While living in New Jersey she suffered so much discrimination she feared speaking Spanish. The fear was so great it was my aunt and grandmother who would promote Spanish among my mother’s children. This discrimination became worse after daddy died in 63’.

Could you imagine a Nicaraguan widow with 7 children in 1963, Salt Lake City? It was no better when we moved to Long Island. People would not speak to her. She was brown, a widow with 7 kids, and Latina. It did not matter she worked as a hall  monitor in what was then called a school for the mentally retarded. It did not matter she attended Hofstra university to study to become a social worker. She was brown.

After being diagnosed with female hysteria [in 1977 women did not have heart attacks] and being put in the mental health ward she died of a heart attack, in the very hospital she spent years fighting to put signs in both Spanish and English. She had pride. Today a widow with 7 kids would not work and go to school at age 43.

Her entire life in the US was a battle against discrimination. But she never gave up. Myself in 1976, at my high school graduation there was no mention of the fact I had a full scholarship to UTEP, or that I was in fact going to a university. You see, my entire time in high school I heard the same thing from my guidance counselor. You are Latino and need to go to a trade school. I said no. Today I hold two masters and a JD. I never gave up – even after finding myself without parents by age 19.  I learned that strength from a Latina.

This is what angers me so about Shirley Bowman. Her total contempt for all the discrimination Latina women suffered. Shirley Bowman was the privileged Anglo during some of the worse times of discrimination against Latinas. But now that she wants to hold public office she wants you to think she is a Latina by having BISD place her name on the ballot as Shirley La Bowman.

This is a question of character, and not race. It is wrong Latina’s have the electoral advantage in Cameron County. I would hope we are at the point that character matters more than race. But it does not. And this is why we keep on voting into office the wrong people.

But in this case, character should matter because Shirley Bowman, not because she is Anglo, but because she is of low character, insults every Latina who has ever suffered discrimination.
 
And for the record, my mother left a home in Nicaragua with 7 maids.  My grandfather, Jose Angel Cervantes, was the president of the Bank of London in Managua.  My grandmother's family was equally placed as one of the families which held the status of one of Nicaragua's Mayflower families. 
 
My mother did not come to the US for privilege - she left privilege in her native Nicaragua to learn what it is to be the object of bigotry.  This is why I have so much contempt for Shirley Bowman.


CATA PRESAS-GARCIA STOMPING LIKE A HORSE OVER BAGGAGE FEE

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The above link was incomplete when I copied and paste the embedded link - it is now fixed

UPDATE:  I am reposting this because readership drops off Friday afternoon and the entire weekend.  Apparently people like to read the BV at work - shame on you - LOL

I have several theories on why people read the post but do not click on the video - it is about the same with documents.  On average with documents less than 10% of the unique viewers [this means does not include second view for the day] actually click on documents or videos.  I appreciate the trust, but this is an interesting video which needs to be emailed around.  It once and for all defines Cata Presas-Garcia.  But then like one person told me - the video is old news in terms of showing who she is.

Original Post

I surrender on this video. I will say this, the city was so concerned over Cata's complaints over the release of the video they gave me a second for free about 1:30 p.m. today. Cata is a liar plain and simple.

It took over 45 minutes to upload this 12 minute video.  The city is working on trying to find out why my computer says it is corrupt.  I cannot edit it.  What I can say is - go to minute 4:25 on youtube clock and you will see where she begins to get animated.  I cannot control the lack of sound.  At 5:36 you will see her stomping like a horse.  On this I am sure Montoya will say if I were to provide the audio it would show she is just stomping on rats running around the airport.  But in Cata's case wouldn't that be parricide?

Watch it from 4:20.  There is no doubt she is agitated. You can consider all of Montoya's claims about no audio - I cannot control that - but just look at the video - she is clearly very animated and mad.  She has admitted she as upset over the baggage fee.  Are her actions and movement consistent with someone just noting quietly and in a professional manner Southwest does not charge such a fee?

Is this how we expect school board trustees to act in front of our children?  According to CUBE, yes.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

 
WE NEED HELP WITH LINCOLN PARK

FURTHER UPDATE:  This morning a notice of intent to sue was sent to General Counsel for the UT Board of Regents.  If you remember when I did this concerning city plaza, UT took the position they were not party to Tony Martinez and Juliet Garcia's machinations.

The Local Government Code when read with the City Charter confirms the city has no legal authority to convey Lincoln Park to anyone without a vote.  Further the fact UT is imposing no requirements as to how the money should be used, only proves they have no interest in the law.  The law is clear on this issue.

Finally, the statutory and city charter provisions are only the first line of defense.  We are continuing our work in reviewing the deeds and agreement with TxDot as a second line of defense.

UPDATE:  I have been communicating with two lawyers.  A series of Open Records Requests have already gone out.

But what excites me is a legal argument I just read.  It will get us the TRO and the attorney may be willing to file the request.  I will not disclose the argument, because I do not want to play our hand.  I would rather Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi be left doing a double take when they read it.

I am 100% convinced UT will make it clear they have no desire to be party to any of Tony Martinez, Mark Sossi's or Juliet Garcia's machinations.

ORIGINAL POST

While I do not believe UT will care a rats ass as to how many people show up on the 30th, I still think people should go.  I will not be there because I made a promise to be somewhere else.

The key is a lawsuit with a TRO barring any conveyance of the land until the lawyers can review the deed history on Lincoln Park for violations of covenants.

My research has shown me the history is more complex than I care for.  I am including the history from TxDot, and at the bottom the COB RFP to UT.  I am also including two old Herald articles.  This is all in hopes someone may see something of importance or remember something.

When you read the TxDot document I am compelled to ask - where is that green area we were suppose to get where the old Lincoln Park was?  Hum?  Hint as to future promises.

WHAT WE NEED:

I need the original deed to the city for the land where the original Lincoln Park was located. 

I need all documents which includes deeds which reflect the agreement between TxDot and the COB for the relocation of Lincoln Park

I need the deed on the current location of Lincoln Park

There seems to be plenty of places for us to look for ways to stop this.

The city was less then honest when it told me they did not have a legal description for Lincoln Park.  This dishonesty should allow a judge to sign a TRO until such time as we can secure all of the documents for review and the where about of any heir to the original land who may have standing to challenge in court the conveyance of the land.

If there is a TxDot issue which regulates conveyance of the current Lincoln Park then it is possible anyone can seek redress.

Now it is possible that the deal between TxDot and the COB may stop this in its tracks.

This week I will try and find out who at TxDot Pharr may have the documents.  I will do an open records request.  It could by over a thousand pages.  For this I will need help paying for it, and to review all of the documents.  I can only hope they will not make me wait the 10 days before they give me the documents.

TXDOT AND LINCOLN PARK


Lincoln Park

Brownsville’s centrally located 20-acre Lincoln Park provided a major obstacle in

extending US 77/83 to the border station. It was obvious during the defining of

numerous route alternatives that this aspect of the project would be very difficult in

terms of state and federal approvals, as well as dealing with the adjoining

neighborhoods. Working closely with the City’s Park Director and the Park Board, the

selection of a larger nearby site was chosen as the potential location for the new Lincoln

Park. An Environmental Analysis (EA) that included both 4(f) and 6(f) statements was

developed by TEI and approved by the National Park Service (NPS), the Texas Parks

and Wildlife Department (TPWD), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The new 50-acre park will contain a single point vehicle entry and 17 acres of water

aesthetics using Lozano Banco. Adjacent to the 17-acre wildlife refuge, the new park

will provide an additional focal point for extensive birding activities in Brownsville and

throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

The extension of U.S. 77/83 is elevated over the present Lincoln Park. TxDOT selected

this alternative based on local comments received during the public meeting and

hearing process. The existing land area under the extended U.S. 77/83 will be

incorporated as a green belt zone.

Very little local opposition to the park replacement plan existed. Much of the effort in

the approval process was convincing the Washington office of the FHWA that only two

of the seven alternatives were really feasible and both included a replacement of

Lincoln Park."

Click for Original Link
 
City of Brownsville Proposal to UT - Click

Herald Articles

Article One: Click

 
DID THE HERALD EFFECTIVELY ENDORSE RIVERA AND MAGALLANES WITH THIS OPED CARTOON?
 
The cartoon is by Steve Sack at the Star Tribune
 
The political cartoon for me is important because it speaks to a bigger issue - the Corporatists Republican agenda.  The idea began with Reagan - although I would say Reagan in today's Republican Party would be considered a flaming liberal.
 
Reagan went to the religious right for support to win the White House. The sad part is he did not have to - the people were pretty angry with Carter and his presidency - Sara Palin could have beat Carter - I note I am speaking of how the people saw Carter - not how I saw Carter.
 
Since Reagan the Christian Taliban has found a voice in the Republican Party.  They denounce Sharia law while quoting it for their own political ends.  Sharia law is based in large measure on the Books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus.   Joshua [aka Jesus] made clear gentiles were not required to follow Jewish laws - including circumcision

"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love."
 
The Christian Taliban is anything but students of Joshua.  But the Corporatists need them to destroy our freedoms - so they promise them judges who will impose Christian Taliban law on all of us.

We are slowly losing our freedoms- Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that the Crown's taking away of our right to Redress formed a basis for rebellion.  The Republican US Supreme Court and State Legislatures do this every day in favor of the corporations who control them - which is probably why Thomas Jefferson has been declared a persona non grata in Texas textbooks.

Trust me I get everything the Democrats have done wrong - the  Plantation politics is revolting - institutional welfare has caused generational poverty - I get it - but because of these issues are we prepared to lose our civil liberties?  For these problems are we prepared to allow for federal judges who reward the Christian Taliban and corporations?

This political cartoon spoke to the real and only meaningful issue this election - We are fighting for our Freedom and the Republicans are the enemy.  If they take the Senate you watch how they work to destroy every freedom and economic benefit thousands have died for in favor of pleasing the Christian Taliban and corporations.
 
 
In his ad this morning, Joe Rivera pointed out the obvious.  What has Cascos done in 8 years?  Nothing good -  While Hidalgo county moves forward Cameron county is mired in stupid discussions about whether or not it is ethical for Joe Rivera to gift marriage licenses.  Cascos cannot speak to any big move for Cameron county he has initiated in 8 years.  8 years of nothing is all I need to know it is time for something new.  Do I know Rivera will be better?  Nope - but I know Cascos is a failure - he has used the ghost of Gilbert Hinojosa long enough to deceive the people.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

 
HOW I VOTED AND WHY

This post is not a request you vote for any one person.  You must consider all known variables and then vote based on your, not my, values.  We all view issues differently.  What is important to me may not be important to you.

Here is a shocking news flash - candidates use distractions and lies to win.  You cannot use campaign material to decide who you will vote for.  The campaign material is designed to mislead you.  It is to get you to vote blindly, without a true consideration of the character of the person, or their past as a public servant.

LUCI LONGORIA

On character what a vile disgusting human being.  I would like to say I will give her the credit for wanting to dump Montoya in favor of me, but in the end she went back to Montoya after she learned I could not be bought.  It was made clear to me, she wanted to meet because she knew Montoya and his nonsense postings would hurt her.  But like Yolanda Begum, when Luci learned no one would give her the time of day, she stayed with Montoya.  We are the company we keep.  We are our actions.

The facts are established.  Luci Longoria aligned with a convicted felon to conspire with Ted Parker of Healthsmart to defraud BISD and its children of over more than $10 million dollars.

Luci Longoria worked with Enrique Escobedo to rig contracts for certain vendors in exchange for Escobedo's vote to settle the Hector Gonzales, Art Rendon, and Antonio Juarez lawsuits.  Enrique Escobedo killed himself on the morning he was being served with a criminal subpoena. 

These are character issues.  This is fact - not innuendo.

Luci attacks Cesar Lopez for perceived conflicts of interest and on innuendo.  People if you cannot discern the difference between fact, and perceived conflicts of interest and on innuendo, then you are the reason we have such bad government.

What I have discussed is a variable, known character traits and actions, as opposed to going with mere campaign flyers.

I HATE MENTIONING JUAN PACHECO - BUT HE IS AN OPPORTUNIST

A vote for Juan Pacheco is a vote for Luci Longoria - he cannot win and he lives in an alternate universe.

On another social media he post a very bizarre commentary on BISD's history with Healthstat and Carlos Quintanilla.  He is so out of tune with reality and the facts he does not know the name of the company is Healthsmart, not Healthstar. He states, "There is talk among several board members of reinstating said lawsuit concerning the missing funds."  No Juan, the lawsuit was refiled well over a year ago, and may have already settled.  Healthsmart's insurance company, according to sources at BISD, agreed to go to mediation which was to be completed before the election.  We may already have a settlement and are waiting on the next school board meeting for the board to approve it.  But Juan Pacheco is now on record that if elected he will vote to sue the wrong company for a liability which the correct company has already agreed to settle.

Does anyone believe someone this clueless should oversee a budget of over a half billion dollars?

Based on who can beat Luci Longoria, and on no evidence of wrongdoing by Cesar Lopez, I voted for Cesar Lopez.  Even the Herald was forced to publish a correction that Luci Longoria has taken out false ads against Cesar Lopez.  After the Herald is forced to tell its readers it published an ad by Luci Longoria which contained lies about Cesar Lopez, can you honestly trust anything Luci or her trained drunk has to say?



THEN BY LUCI'S OWN WORDS, HERE IS HER MAN - CARLOS ELIZONDO


Again, lets look at character.  Who would align themselves with Luci Longoria and Cata Presas-Garcia?  This man thinks Luci and Cata Presas-Garcia  are of good character?  Look to Cata's airport video, and tell me this is the type person you want to represent your children?  Carlos Elizondo knowingly aligned with these women knowing they were suing BISD for $2 million dollars. Carlos Elizondo knowingly aligned with these women knowing they worked with a convicted felon and Healthsmart to defraud your children of over $10 million.  Carlos Elizonda knowingly aligned with these women knowing they voted to dismiss the original Healthsmart lawsuit, worth over $10 million.

Considering these established facts - not innuendo or rumors - can anyone possibly believe Carlos Elizondo is a man of good character who can be trusted?

Now I agree those who read the blogs have already voted, or for sure have already decided how they will vote.  The only real hope we have to defeat the Cata ticket of Carlos Elizondo, Shirley Bowman and Luci Longoria is for my readers to get out to the BISD employees and push them to vote.  My readers need to take it upon themselves to get out in their own neighborhood and walk at least 5 blocks asking that people not vote for the Cata ticket.

I voted for Robert Rodriguez



 
MARY REY IS OUR BEST CHOICE
 
I will be honest, choosing between Mary Rey and Joe Rodriguez, was not easy.  For me the issue was and remains, which is the throwaway vote which helps Shirley "la kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk?" Bowman  Cata Presas-Garcia and her ticket must be sent packing - plain and simple.  But without the teachers' votes this goal remains a big challenge.

Political machine after political machine is backing Mary Rey.  I have yet to meet anyone who has actually voted for Joe Rodriguez.  Some people who have voted for Mary Rey have blown me away with shock.  This is why I delayed until Friday to vote - I needed to get a sense of where the vote was going.  There is no doubt in my mind at this time the wind favors Mary Rey.  Now of course my sample is small and unscientific - kind of like Dann Rivera's - but I am not afraid to admit it.

The fact Shirley Bowman started her campaign by making light of all of the suffering so many Latina's have faced in terms of discrimination should be the only thing you need to know about her character?  The "La" nonsense may go down in Brownsville history as the most insulting racist stunt any Anglo has ever pulled on the Latino community of Brownsville.

Knowing Cata and Luci voted to dismiss the Healthsmart lawsuit and are suing BISD for $2 million, who in their right mind would align with Cata and Luci?  Do you think Cata and Luci would be aiding Carlos Elizondo and Shirley Bowman if they did not believe these two would vote to settle their $2 million lawsuit?  It is a character issue.

THE REMAINDER OF THE BALLOT

I did not pull a straight Democratic ticket because I knew some of the places did not have Democrats, but third party candidates.  When no Democratic is on the ballot I vote for one of the third party candidates so that the party secures enough votes to remain as a choice.  It is not that I support them, I support more choices.


WHAT DO I DO?  WHO SHOULD I VOTE FOR? I'M SO CONFUSED- HOLD IT, DOGS CAN VOTE?

 
HOW TO HELP WITH LINCOLN PARK

There are several good issues which a lawyer can address.  The problem is I cannot find the deed.  The original deed can end this immediately. 

Here is the legal description

384258 01-5300-1370-0011-00 Real BROWNSVILLE - BANCO 122 LOZANO BANCO 137, 47.956 ACRES OUT OF 234.7000ACRES (LINCOLN PARK) CITY OF BROWNSVILLE
 
My self and another person spend quite a bit of time searching for the original deed conveying the land to the COB.  We could not find it. 
 
If you know of a Title company willing to donate some time to the effort, they should have a staff member able to find the deed.  We need this to win the battle.
 
WHY DID MARK SOSSI LIE ABOUT THE CITY NOT HAVING A LEGAL DESCRIPTION FOR LINCOLN PARK?
 
He knows something about the deed and he wants to delay us learning the truth until the land is transferred to UT.
 
The city had no problem telling the Herald the legal description back in 2013.  Further, please, without a legal description for the land how does the city convey it to UT, they cannot.  It was a lie
 
 
A JUDGE WILL ISSUE A TRO AND UT WILL END ITS NEGOTIATIONS
 
If a lawyer were to just step up to the plate and seek a TRO, we can win this.  The lawyer can argue the COB and UT are stonewalling on information related to the deed until the deal is done and they believe it cannot be undone.  The second UT is brought into this mess they will cut and run from Tony Martinez.  The Austin American Statesman will cover it, and UT will blame the COB and seek to find a way to extricate themselves from the matter.  It is that simple.
 
The evidence: my email from the city secretary stating the COB does not know the legal description for the Lincoln Park property, along with the Herald article wherein the COB did provide them the legal description.  The city secretary will tell the truth if forced to testify. She was told to tell me the city did not know the legal description for Lincoln park.  She was just the messenger and the creator of the lie.
 
UT will look at this in court and say - not us and walk away from Tony Martinez once and for all.
 
But no fret Tony, no lawyer will step up to the plate.
 
 

Friday, October 24, 2014



 
CATA PRESAS-GARCIA STOMPING LIKE A HORSE OVER BAGGAGE FEE

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I surrender on this video. I will say this, the city was so concerned over Cata's complaints over the release of the video they gave me a second for free about 1:30 p.m. today. Cata is a liar plain and simple.

It took over 45 minutes to upload this 12 minute video.  The city is working on trying to find out why my computer says it is corrupt.  I cannot edit it.  What I can say is - go to minute 4:25 on youtube clock and you will see where she begins to get animated.  I cannot control the lack of sound.  At 5:36 you will see her stomping like a horse.  On this I am sure Montoya will say if I were to provide the audio it would show she is just stomping on rats running around the airport.  But in Cata's case wouldn't that be parricide?

Watch it from 4:20.  There is no doubt she is agitated. You can consider all of Montoya's claims about no audio - I cannot control that - but just look at the video - she is clearly very animated and mad.  She has admitted she as upset over the baggage fee.  Are her actions and movement consistent with someone just noting quietly and in a professional manner Southwest does not charge such a fee?

Is this how we expect school board trustees to act in front of our children?  According to CUBE, yes.

Send me popcorn so we can enjoy this together.