Sunday, May 31, 2015

 
WILLIAM GARZA ENDORSES TONY MARTINEZ
 
While I agree 100% with William Garza's assessment of Pat Ahumada, I am still voting a blank ballot.
 
With William Garza asking those who voted for him to vote for Tony Martinez, and Erasmo Castro telling his people to not vote for Pat Ahumada, Tony Martinez will easily take 65% or more of the vote.  It would not surprise me if he hits 70% or more.
 
Pat never should have entered the race.  Fear of being linked to a circus there were some good people contemplating entering the race, but once Pat entered the race they chose to not be part of the circus.
 
To date the only former mayoral candidate who has endorsed Pat Ahumada is Robert Sanchez.  If you remember last time around his big issue  was to close our libraries to save money.  Pat would have been better off running from Sanchez, but since Sanchez desperate for meaning in his life is the only one who would talk with Pat, Pat embraced the "I hate libraries" candidate, Robert Sanchez.
 
Pat did everything he could to convince people he had not changed.  He is more divisive today than he was four years ago when the people of Brownsville made it clear they were tired of his antics.
 
He was seen as the only viable choice to Tony, but made it impossible for people to get behind him, because he refused to change.
 
Pat Ahumada through his antics gave us Tony Martinez the first time.  Pat Ahumada through his decision to enter the race insured Tony Martinez would win again.  Hopefully Brownsville will never forget how Pat Ahumada forced Tony Martinez on Brownsville not once, but twice.
 
 
"Dear Friends and Supporters::
 
To those of you who have decided on who to support for the upcoming runoff race for Mayor between Tony Martinez and Pat Ahumada, I applaud and RESPECT your decision and I hope you can respect mine. Though I Question the purchase of Casa Nylon, United Brownsville and the lack of transparency from Tony, I feel Brownsville is about to experience an economic Boom and we don't need a divisive and uncooperative person like Pat as our Mayor, NO ONE on t...he commission could get along with him when he was Mayor and it will be the same if he gets elected. We have a bright new Commissioner in Cesar de Leon and I feel he brings transparency and common sense to this new Commission, besides I think this Commission would rather deal with Tony than Pat. For those of you who haven't made up your minds on who to vote for, I ask you to please vote for Tony Martinez as Mayor. Since his son died recently, I believe he's a changed man, lets give him another chance, we gave Pat two chances and he failed both times. Thank you and God Bless you.........
 
William A. Garza"


IS MARTIN O'MALLEY AN ALTERNATIVE TO HILLARY CLINTON?

From O'Malley's campaign page:

"We should start by embracing citizen-funded elections, to reduce the outsized influence of special interests and the very wealthy in our politics. Small donors should have their contributions matched by six-to-one or more, and be rewarded through a refundable tax credit that encourages more people to give and participate. And we should make it easier, not harder, to vote – by modernizing registration, restoring the Voting Rights Act, and tearing down barriers like ID requirements that make it difficult for people to exercise their most fundamental right."

Click for Martin O'Malley's web page

This is not an endorsement.  I am simply looking at my alternatives.  Hillary Clinton has three major negatives.  The prospect of a Jeb Bush Hillary Clinton election sickens a lot of people.  This country has to be able to do better than Bush Clinton Bush Clinton.  The Republicans see Hillary as a major threat and will be on the attack until election day and every day thereafter if she wins.  Third, and finally, even the NYT is covering the problems with the Clinton Foundation.  The latest article included verification that Bill Clinton charges as much as $500,000 to host fundraisers for other charities.  Now it was noted the money goes to the Clinton Foundation, which no one questions actually does good work around the world.

The Republicans are screwed. The Primary will be a bloodbath with the survivor recovering from major wounds.  The Right will lose because the power brokers in the Republican Party know they cannot win with a Right Wing candidate.  You cannot win without the Independents, and the majority of Independents will not for a Republican if the candidate is Right Wing.

I will note many of the Right Wing within the Republican Party are declaring themselves Independents as they see more and more of the Republicans turning to the Corporatists who have had it with the Right Wing.  But this is a zero sum game for the Republicans.  Shuffling the voters around does not increase your numbers.

It's still early.  If key Democrats decide Hillary could be a problem they may get on board to giving O'Malley a voice.  The Republicans will be the ones attacking Hillary, not O'Malley.  It will be the Republicans who will nominate a very wounded candidate after a blood bath primary.  The Right Wing will send rational people away from the Republican Party.  In the end this makes an O'Malley win possible.  He can still choose Julian Castro as his VP pick. 

It is interesting to me the Right is already attacking Julian Castro as not qualified.  He got Republicans and Independents to vote a sales tax increase in San Antonio to fund pre-k programs throughout San Antonio.  This is the kind of Democrat the Republicans fear more than Hillary herself.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

 
ZARATE CONCEDES ELECTION AND ENDS SPECULATION CONCERNING AN ELECTION CONTEST
 
Zarate FB 43 Minutes ago

"We have concluded the process of the recount for the city commission race of district 2. Although we are not happy with the results. we walk away satisfied with the integrity of the process that showed we were 18 votes short of our goal. I want to thank Mr Remi Garza, Jared Hockema, Michael Lopez and the staff conducting the recount for their professionalism and courteousness.

To just say thank you seems so inadequate for the effort that was put forth by friends, family and constituents that wanted better for their district. This experience has given us the opportunity to meet some wonderful people whom we are now proud to call friends. My family and I want to thank you for every effort that you made for this campaign and we will be forever grateful for your help. God bless your wonderful families and the great city of Brownsville."
 
ANYONE KNOW WHEN TOYOTA DEALERSHIP WILL OPEN IN BROWNSVILLE?

I bought my current truck 10 years ago in Harlingen because Cardenas GM made it clear they did not want my business.;  They were way overpriced and refused me a fair trade in.  I negotiated my deal with a GM dealer in Harlingen over the phone.  I got the price I wanted and the trade in value I wanted.  Cardenas eventually lost the GM contract

But before I buy my Tacoma I want to give the Brownsville dealership a chance at giving me a fair price.  I prefer to do business in Brownsville.

So, anyone know their expected grand opening date?
 
THE WINNER IS JESSICA TETREAU

I am still waiting on results.  I have three different sources who have told me they will text me the second the results are known.  I am also monitoring the FB pages of Jessica Tetreau and Sergio Zarate.  I am certain the winner will be anxious to get out the word.

FROM JESSICA'S FB 4 MINUTES AGO

"I am incredibly grateful to my supporters, friends and volunteers. We have won once again without a single vote changing during the recount. Very special thanks to the elections department who gave up their Saturday to straighten this out."

The claims made by people who have no use for math or science or reality that Zarate had a chance, prove they have no use for math or science or reality.

For the record Tony Martinez will win by 65% or more and Rick Longoria will also win with at least 60% or more of the votes. This is based on statistical probability - we call that math - as opposed to an opinion based on a wild hair.

It would not surprise me if Zarate files an election contest.  His right if he believes he has the evidence.  But election contests go both ways - a counter claim could prove fatal for some of Zarate's supporters -
 
JUANITO "I LIED SO NOW I WILL CHANGE THE STORY"

FIRST SOME NEWS:

Pete Avila is running for either Constable or JP.  All I saw on the sign was Pete Avila 2016, but not the position.

Juanito said the following "Wightman did not tell the State Bar that Montes just happens to be his nephew."  The statement clearly means I filed the complaint against Louis Sorola.  I defied him to produce evidence the complaint was filed by me.  Since he knows he cannot, he has now become a handwriting expert.

A lot of people call me for help. A lot of people ask me for addresses.  Even judges call on me for help.

I would have no legal standing to file a complaint against Sorola concerning the matter Juanito speaks of.

I never filed a complaint.  That is a fact.  He cannot produce a document with my signature on it, so he now changes his story.

If I did not file it how is this following possibly true?

"Wightman did not tell the State Bar that Montes just happens to be his nephew."

Inasmuch as I did not file it, how could I fail to tell them anything?

Setting up Sorola for failure is not even a challenge.  He is too stupid to think overall strategy.  He plays it stone by stone in hopes he hits something failing to remember, every word you say can and will be used against you.

And do not forget the State Bar refused every complaint which landed Villalobos I federal prison.  The State Bar is the largest criminal enterprise in the state of Texas. 

 
WAY TOO FUNNY

So Juanito in one of his paid for nonsense postings claims I am not credible because I have accused Judges and attorneys of wrongdoing, then he posts an entire nonsense piece given to him by Cris Valadez attacking Judge Sanchez and his brother a lawyer.  Only a drunk does not see it.

Virtually every story on Tony Martinez corruption broke on the BV.  Juanito was 8 months behind I believe on the $35,000 rule wherein Tony was ordering city manage Cable to pay his friends and compadres for business with the city which cost less than $35,000.

Juanito jumped on the Casa del Nylon and Galonsky deal like a starved lion.  Well until Ben Neece told him to back off because Galonsky was backing his boys in the election, then the story ended.

Because the story is meaningless, I never looked at the handwriting in detail.  But one of his readers while attacking me notes the B and D are completely different.

Pay attention Louis Sorola - I am not the one looking to hold public office.  I have no family member looking to hold public office.  You do. Every time you pay this drunk to do your dirty business it reflects on your wife and mother in law.  Not a word of Juanito is going to cost me a penny or a vote.  I take money from no one.  I report.

But keep on hanging yourself, your wife and mother in law.  It makes my job easier, if you hang them for me.


REPUBLICAN MILITARY DOCTOR GOOD ENOUGH TO DIE FOR THE CONSTITUTION, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO MARRY HIS PARTNER

I believe it was the day Justice Kennedy was confirmed to the Supreme Court, he told the press he could not talk because he was late for a house warming party for his new gay neighbors. It was at that point true Court watchers predicted gays had the votes. Justice Kennedy is the fifth vote to find a right to marriage equality. Everyone who knows this Court knows this.  This is why so many states are trying to find ways around the ruling which should come in a matter of weeks.

Side note, there is actually a manual for writing style related to legal writing.  Pursuant to that manual when using the word court by itself the only time you capitalize court is when referring to the Supreme Court.


GO HAVE FUN AND STOP FRETTING

One of Brownsville's great joys is its weather.  Go to the beach - go to the park - get outside.

Just go have fun and stop worrying about things.

RECOUNT

It starts at 1 p.m. - I suspect we will know by 3 p.m.  The second I get the update I will post it.  Any change in the result will be a major statistical anomaly.  The historical record and statistics make Zarate's chance of a change near zero.

But anomalies do happen - so who knows.

UPDATE:  I blows my mind people are smart enough to find this blog but not smart enough to google the meaning of a word.

Anomaly in the context of this recount simply means it would be outside what historical evidence concerning COB recounts teaches us and the fact 24 of the 25 provisional ballots in this district race were undercounts.  The overwhelming statistical odds are against Zarate.

But it would not be the first time the long shot in a horse race wins.  That is an anomaly.  Get it.

BUT, IT DOES NOT MEAN Zarate cannot win.  I never said that - but the ignorant must show their cards.

Friday, May 29, 2015

 
JUANITO, "THE TRUTH SHALL NEVER PASS MY LIPS, NOW GIVE ME THE MONEY SOROLA"
 
Today as is his wont, Montoya claims I filed a failed complaint against Louis Sorola with the State Bar.  It never happened and I defy Sorola or Montoya to post any complaint from me to the State Bar against Sorola.  It never happened.
 
But I know for a fact the FBI is actively looking at the case.  Apparently Sorola's name comes up a lot in these corruption cases.  What Juanito also fails to tell you is the State Bar dismissed complaints against Armando Villalobos for the very acts which now have him in jail
 
I defy Juanito to post this so called non-existed complaint filed by me.
 
SOROLA TAKES ASS KISSING FROM SAENZ
 
Sorola paid Juanito to make the following statement the other day concerning a murder case Saenz was prosecuting.
 
"Sorola told the court that Santos had since remarried, lived in San Antonio, and was making $90,000 a year plus bonuses before his arrest that cost him his job.
 
It is curious how Saenz has chosen to resurrect these two cold cases just now."
 
BUT THEN A JURY, NOT SOROLA OR JUANITO PATHETICALLY TRYING TO INFLUENCE THE JURY FOUND SANTOS GUILTY
 
Now if I were Santos I would demand a new trial based on the fact Sorola failed to disclose there is an active criminal investigation against him and Saenz. Santos can look at Sorola's work in the case of Ernesto Martinez and see Sorola has a hard time disclosing to his clients his  conflict of interests.
 
In the case of Ernesto Martinez Sorola's cocounsel Alfredo Padilla was representing Villalobos in federal court at the same time he was representing Ernesto Martinez.
 
My point is, Sorola has a hard time disclosing his conflict of interests.
 












DID ABEL LIMAS , TREY MARTINEZ, AND RAY MARCHAN CONSPIRE TO PROTECT CARING FOR YOUR, INC?

"District Judge Abel Corral Limas, who pleaded guilty to running his courtroom as a cash-generating enterprise and identified Marchan as a willing player."

Click for full story

In 2000, Ray Marchan filed the civil lawsuit against Caring for You, Inc., the employer of Sandra Blanco. 

Earlier this week Judge Ben Euresti allowed Sandra Blanco to walk on a Cold Plea.  Caring for You, Inc. was being sued for the wrongful death and injury to Maria Fidela Garza.  See link on Left.

"State District Judge Ben Euresti administered the oath of office to Martinez, his former law partner." So you have Tony Martinez's former law partner overseeing the criminal case and Tony Martinez son Trey representing the defendant in the civil case.

Click for Herald Article

In the civil lawsuit before Mayor Tony Martinez's son Trey Martinez filed his appearance in 2005, Judge Limas reinstated the case after initially granting Summary Judgment.
 
  09/21/2004 Docket Entry (2:50 PM) (Judicial Officer Limas, Abel) ORDER GRANTING PLTF'S MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL, AS PER ORDER SIGNED .


01/04/2005
  Document Filed
DEFT.'S (CARING FOR YOU, INC.) NOTICE OF APPEARANCE: BENIGNO
01/04/2005  Document Filed
(TREY) MARTINEZ/GMedrano

Remember Ben Euresti, I warned you - so I let you hang yourself. I knew you were too arrogant to withdraw from the criminal case, and would implicate yourself. You were warned and chose to ignore the warning.

With Trey Martinez now on board, a friend of Caring for You, Inc and its owner Noemi Vasquez and Juan Carlos Torre who runs the operations, Marchan withdraws as the attorney for the plaintiffs on the same day the case is finally set for trial.

Judge Limas then dismisses the case without giving the plaintiff time to retain new counsel.


03/22/2006  Document Filed
RAY R MARCHAN'S MTN TO WITHDRAW AS ATTY IN CHARGE/IRENE
03/22/2006  Docket Entry  (1:10 PM) (Judicial Officer Limas, Abel)
MTN TO SET TRIAL ON THE MERITS IS SET FOR 4/12/06 @ 9:00 A.M.,

I have already commenced cooperation with the DOJ on key evidence I know exists. My goal is to get it for the family.

Any competent attorney can now file a Motion in the civil case against Caring for You, Inc. asking that the order of dismissal be voided.  Under the facts I am certain Judge Elia Cornejo is going to allow for Limas deposition, and that of Trey Martinez along with Juan Carlos Torre.  On evidence Limas received a dime to work the scam to have the  case dismissed improperly, under Texas Supreme Court authority the order of dismissal signed by Limas is void.  The family will be able to proceed against Caring for You, Inc., and maybe Trey Martinez.

Supreme Court Decision

 "The facts in the plea agreement show that Limas had an interest—an illegal interest, no less—in this case because he obtained a pecuniary gain as a direct result of his rulings, including his order denying Freedom's summary-judgment motion. See Elliot, 25 S.W.2d at 152. Therefore, he was disqualified and his discretionary ruling on the summary-judgment motion was void. See Tex. Const. art. V, § 11; Tesco Am., Inc., 221 S.W.3d at 555. Because the order on which Freedom bases its appeal is void, we cannot address the merits of the appeal and the court of appeals did not have authority to do so either—even though it had no way of knowing so "

Click for Full Opinion

If Ben Euresti had a half a brain he would void his order in the Sandra Blanco case and recuse himself.  He will not.  He will take this to the point of self destruction.

THIS STORY WILL NOT END UNTIL MARIA FIDELA GARZA AND HER FAMILY GET JUSTICE
 
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  • Sandra Blanco aki con mis nietos...despidiendolos en el aeropuerto me dio tanta tristeza verlos partir
 


FORMER FUGITIVE SANDRA BLANCO
 AT BROWNSVILLE AIRPORT 2012
How was this fugitive from the law in plain view here in Brownsville and no one could find her? As data was being collected from her Facebook page, a very telling post about her future posted in early 2013, was removed. The matter is going to the FBI. I will remind my readers that it was in early 2013, after Saenz took office that he illegally filed the Motion to have the first degree felony charges dismissed against his client.
 
Help from my readers.  I need any information that anyone may have linking Armando Villalobos to Carinos Adult Day Care, or Caring for You.  The owner is a Noemi Vasquez.

UPDATE AND FURTHER REQUEST FROM READERS

I need any information which connects Yolanda de Leon to Juan Carlos Torre or his wife Noemi Vasquez Torre.  I already got one lead on Villalobos which is being presented to the FBI at 8 a.m.  I also need to know if any one knows the years Villalobos worked for Yolanda De Leon.


 
A unos pasos de la migra jajaja aki en bufft

Sandra Blanco mocking Border Patrol during her birthday celebration at Asian Buffet in Target Shopping Center

 
Ali con mija mary y mi NUERA celebrando mi cumple años aki en el buffet Chino

SANDRA BLANCO'S FB SAYS SHE CONTINUES TO WORK IN HOME HEALTHCARE

Texas law requires that a criminal background check be run on these workers.  Was her arrest warrant being suppressed when the employer did the criminal background check?

Click for Employer

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 
NOTE TO DESESPERANZA ZENDEJAS
 
"Donna school district Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna was arrested Thursday morning in connection to bribery and obstruction charges.

 
District Police Chief Roy Padilla arrested Reyna outside his office in Donna about 9 a.m. and drove him to Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras' courtroom in Pharr where he was arraigned."

Click for full story

The BV is working on the June meeting - when the time is right, what I have will be released.  I want Desesperanza Zendejas to sweat it out.


RECOUNT PARSING THE NUMBERS - IN THE REAL WORLD

After the last recount in a city election Ernie Hernandez lost one vote and Sally Arroyo lost two

"BROWNSVILLE — Former mayor Pat M. Ahumada Jr. and former commissioner Ernie L. Hernandez Jr. are headed to a June 16 runoff election for the mayor’s seat now that Friday’s vote recount is complete.

The recount that Commissioner Sally Miniel Arroyo requested after losing a spot in the runoff to Hernandez by 40 votes had her losing by a 41-vote spread.
 
Hernandez received 2,046, down from 2,047, while Arroyo’s new total is 2,005, down from 2,007, according to the Cameron County Elections Office."

Click for original story:

I completely support Sergio Zarate in his effort at a recount.  It is his right.  Also I think we are long past the time wherein Texas should change the law to mandate an automatic recount when the margin is 1% or less.

BUT REALITY STILL MATTERS

In the above recount wherein in the end Pat Ahumada became mayor last time around when he actually won, the candidates actually lost votes.

Zarate is relying on the undercount in hopes of picking up enough votes to pass Tetreau.  As to the original count, it is highly unlikely that the scanner made a mistake against Zarate by 18 votes, while not making one mistake against Tetreau.

From the Herald:

"While May 9 returns showed zero over votes in the race, there were at least 55 under votes, meaning a voter did not vote in the District 2 race at all. Zarate admitted it was those unknown votes that led him to decide that night he would ask for a recount."

Click for the story

BUT WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE

Real analysis is based on actual facts and not drama to create a fake story. 

The elections office informed the candidates that there were 25 provisional ballots in the Tetreau/Zarate race.  Until those ballots were reviewed Remi Garza the Interim Elections Administrator had no way of knowing if anyone actually voted for a district 2 candidate.  All he knew was they were from district 2 voters.

After they were reviewed, it was learned of the 25 provisional ballots only one contained a vote for either Tetreau or Zarate.  This means 24 of the provisional ballots did not contain a vote for either Tetreau or Zarate.  Had they not been provisional ballots and been included from the beginning we would then have an undercount of 79, because in addition to the 55 known undercount being reported we would have the additional 24 discovered in the provisional ballots.

So you do the math, if 24 of the 79 undercount have already been confirmed to not contain a vote for either Tetreau or Zarate, what are the odds that of the remaining 55 there are enough mistakes which only favor Zarate?  Astronomical

If this election is flipped it will be a statistical anomaly unheard of.  It might even be enough to get the AG to immediately seek a court order to secure the ballots.  But anomalies do happen.

No one is panicking over this recount - it is nothing more than made up drama to create a story where one does not exist.















JUDGE BEN EURESTI AND LUIS SAENZ PLAY THE AMIT LIVINGSTON PLAY AGAIN AND ALLOW ANOTHER KILLER TO WALK FREE


The family of Maria Fidela Garza met with the FBI on Tuesday after Judge Ben Euresti allowed Sandra Blanco to walk out of court free.  They assured her they would follow up with her and her family.  Luis Saenz running to court to consult with  Ed Cyganiewicz and Louis Sorola before it all came down was just stupid.  When Saenz tried to have the case dismissed as the DA and as her attorney and got caught he assured the FBI we was staying out of it, and if Sandra Blanco was ever apprehended a Special Prosecutor would be assigned.  Well he lied and the FBI has witnesses to his lie.

A Cold Plea means that the defendant pleads guilty without any pre-agreement as to punishment.  With a Cold Plea the defendant is at the mercy of the judge.  It was Judge Ben Euresti who made the decision to allow Sandra Blanco to walk out of court a free woman after being on the run  for 15 years after killing Maria Fidela Garza.

From the docket sheet.

Plea
PLEA BARGAIN:Cold Plea to lesser included offense of: Deadly Conduct (under Penal Code 22.05)- Count I, Class "A" Misdemeanor. State dismissed Count II of this Indictment and Cause No. 99-CR-703-A to be considered as a unadjudicated offense.
 
Punishment/Sentencing/Dismissal
One (1) Year County Jail/Probated for Twenty-Four (24) Months - JUDGMENT OF CONVICTION; REDUCTION TO MISDEMEANOR; SENTENCE SUSPENDED; PLACEMENT ON COMMUNITY SUPERVISION
 
The victim never recovered and died after life support was pulled.  Click for the original Herald Article describing the accident.
 
Here is an excerpt:
 
"The lady and the girl were under the vehicle as well. We didnt see anything until we saw thelady and the kids under the (Ram). They were mangled under the vehicle.
... .

They were beneath the (Ram) until medical personnel arrived, said Pablo
Gonzalez, another witness. There were several people who pulled out the
children. Some people may not even want to say what they did to help them, but
they did help them.

Click for original story of the corruption by Saenz

In the end after Sandra Blanco was on the run for 15 years to avoid prosecution for killing Maria Fidela Garza, it was Judge Ben Euresti who told Sandra Blanco she was free to go.  It was Judge Ben Euresti who effectively said Maria Fidela Garza's life did not matter.  Well it does and this story will be kept alive until Maria Fidela Garza is afforded justice. 

In the case of Amit Livingston, Villalobos and former Judge Abel Limas, I flew to Washington and filled a lawsuit to compel the FBI and DOJ to bring charges.  While I lost the battle I won the war because the last I checked Villalobos and Limas are in federal prison.

Maria Fidela Garza's family have been clear, if the local DOJ/FBI fail to seek the indictment of those responsible for his travesty of justice, they are prepared to take the local FBI office to task in Washington.  It could include yet another lawsuit. 

It is past time for the FBI to bring in Judge Ben Euresti and demand how he came to choose Ed Cyganiewicz as the special prosecutor.  It is past time to interview Saenz to find out why he was in the court the morning of sentencing conferring with Ed Cyganiewicz and Louis Sorola when he was conflicted out of the case.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 
MARIA FIDELA GARZA'S FAMILY DEMANDS JUSTICE
 
I want to keep this post dignified.  Maria Fidela Garza died after being hit as a pedestrian by Sandra Blanco.  On May 26, 2015, Judge Ben Euresti under a Cold Plea, allowed her to walk with probation, even though she had been on the run for 15 years.  Maria Fidela Garza's family will not rest until all those responsible for this injustice face justice.

Click for Original Story

Click for Updated Story

Click for Sandra Blanco in Plain View

Click for corruption in civil case - Limas, Marchan, and Trey Martinez
 
HAVE THE REPUBLICANS HIT THE SELF DESTRUCT BUTTON?

OBAMACARE

Republican governors in states which did not set up exchanges for Obamacare are scrambling for Plan B in fear the U.S. Supreme Court will rule against Obamacare thereby leaving 8 million insurance subsidized individuals in these Republican states without health insurance.  When you take health insurance from 8 million people, they tend to get mad and vote for the other guy.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILLS

In the last two weeks Republican Corporatists threw Governor Jindal of Louisiana under the bus by securing enough Republican votes to defeat his religious freedom bill in the name of corporate profits.  This is going to continue to happen throughout the country with the religious right feeling like they have been abandoned by the Republicans.

DEATH PENALTY

As I type fiscal conservative Republicans in Nebraska said enough is enough and voted to end the death penalty in Nebraska.  They claimed the cost of death penalty cases is fiscally irresponsible and decided to end the expense.  The Republican governor vetoed the Republican Bill to end the death penalty.  The votes are there for a veto override.  The extreme Right is not going to be happy when the Governor's veto is overridden.

THE CUBAN AFFAIR

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are clueless as to what is happening within the Republican Party concerning our continued limited relations with Cuba.  It is the Republican farmers of the Midwest pushing President Obama  to open Cuba.  It is corporate America pushing President Obama to open Cuba.  With these key Republican groups pushing for an end to all limitations concerning trade and travel to Cuba, the last of the Batista Floridian Republicans will have nowhere to turn.  Cruz and Rubio holding on to their Batista mentality are on the wrong side of this issue.  Once the Batistas are defeated in Florida, they never again will have a voice in the United States.  But they will turn on the Republican Party as the source of their defeat.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

 
ZARATE /TETREAU RECOUNT SET FOR SATURDAY

 
 
SPLIT DECISION ON IMMIGRATION FROM COURT OF APPEALS SENDS CASE TO THE ENTIRE COURT OF APPEALS EN BANC

The decision to uphold Judge Hanen's order on enjoining President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration of 2/1 means the Administration will now have to take the matter to the entire court of appeals En Banc.  Also there is a case out of Mississippi wherein a different three judge panel appears to have come up with a different result on the APA issue.

Given  conflicting panels and a split decision on one panel the US Supreme Court will not take the case until the 5th Circuits issues an opinion binding on the 5th Circuit.  This is done by an En Banc court, which means all of the judges on the court of appeals.

What is happening is a delay game.  The Republicans know they can take this into the next election.  Even if they lose with the En Banc court, the Supreme Court can still issue an interim stay.  This would mean we will be in the election cycle for 2016, and an Obama win could be meaningless if a Republican wins the White House.

Click for Story
 
IMP SPINS TALE OF LIES

UPDATE:  The Imp refuses reality and resorts to name calling and posting his own anony comment stating his reporting is "amazing."

Reality is lost on the Imp.  Why not post the FB exchange with Sossi?  It is easy enough to upload it as a picture. 

All of the people at Jessica's party saw Cesar de Leon at her party.  There were a lot of elected officials at the party.  They all know what they saw.  They will tell people the Imp's current story proves he just makes things up.  Or was he played by Sossi?  Since Cesar de Leon and Carlos Marin were clearly seen by maybe 60-70 people at Jessica's party and I was eye witness to it - not some anony source- then how could Sossi have been at Cesar's party and Marin at Longoria's party? 

Every elected official at Jessica's party reads the BV, so every one of them knows the Imp's story is one big lie, or Sossi lied to him.

Now how about doing what a real reporter would do and post the message exchange with Sossi.  If he did lie then follow up with the question of sources at Jessica's party are saying you Sossi were not there, and that Carlos Marin and Cesar de Leon were at Jessica's party and then post Sossi's response.

He cannot do that so he goes back to the same old - Blimp.

I FORGOT AS TO ME BEING PAID BY RICK LONGORIA - ANOTHER IMP FALLACY

Here is the deal, there are 60-70 people witness to my claims.  I was an eye witness. The Imp actually believes people are going to forget what they themselves saw. 

After I FB Rick on the child support issue because it was odd to me he was paying directly he not only refused to answer my question he blocked me.  I cannot see his FB page.  According to the Imp this is proof Rick is paying me.  When you are desperate you turn to lies.

Original Post

This morning the Imp posted a verified story of who was at the post election party for Rick Longoria.  He says Carlos Marin was there.  I was at Jessica Tetreau's victory party with a whose who of elected officials.  Carlos Marin was there the entire time.  This is when I met him and already told the story of how I refused to acknowledge I knew him. 

The Imp also says that Mark Sossi told him that he was at Rick's , Jessica Tetreau's and Cesar de Leon's party.  To my surprise Cesar de Leon was at Jessica Tetreau's party so Mark Sossi was a lonely man at Cesar's party since Cesar was at Jessica's party.  Further, I never saw Mark Sossi at Jessica's party and I was there until about half of the people had already left.  So if the Imp lied about Carlos Marin being at Rick's party and Sossi being at Jessica's and Cesar's parties it is only reasonable to question if he is telling the truth that Sossi being at Rick's party.

When I left Jessica's party Carlos Marin was still there.

I got to Jessica's party early and left late into the night. 



Monday, May 25, 2015
























 
WILL JUDGE BEN EURESTI JOIN LUIS SAENZ IN HIS EFFORTS TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE?

UPDATE:  BEN EURESTI JOINS DEAL AND GIVES SANDRA BLANCO PROBATION FOR A MISDEMEANOR- EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS ON THE RUN FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS FOR A CRIME WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF HER VICTIM

This morning in a state of panic, Luis Saenz went to court and spoke with Ed Cyganiewicz and Louis Sorola.  If Luis Saenz was conflicted out of this case as the defendant's former attorney, what was he doing in court directing Ed Cyganiewicz and Louis Sorola.  The family will report Saenz's conduct to the FBI this morning.  All Luis Saenz did was prove to everyone Ed Cyganiewicz was not in fact an independent Special Prosecutor but in fact doing Saenz bidding.  Ed knew Saenz was conflicted out, but he continued to listen to Saenz. 

Ben Euresti was all too willing to join in.  He was free to reject the plea bargain.  Apparently, killing someone now merits probation if you are in Ben Euresti's court.  See below for description of the accident.

ORIGINAL POST

The victim in this story never recovered from the injuries she suffered after being hit by the defendant.  The doctors recommended her life support be pulled.  She died.  Her name was Maria Fidela Garza - click for original Herald article on accident. for his own interests Armando Villalobos dismissed the death of  Hermila Hernandez, and let Amit Livingston walk. 

Tomorrow for Saenz's own purposes Sandra Blanco will walk unless this post forces Judge Euresti to put a stop to it.   This is Amit Livingston all over again.  And by the way, Saenz has failed at bringing Amit Livingston to justice in the U.S.  The Indian government has yet to extradite Amit Livingston.   We are approaching 6 months since an Indian judge recommended Amit Livingston's extradition.  He remains in India.

A side to this story goes back to Villalobos and Marchan [killed himself before reporting to federal prison for corruption related to Villalobos.]  It also as a bit of a smell of Amit Livingston

A review of the online docket sheet shows Judge Ben Euresti has repeatedly refused to play along.  My only issue with him to date is setting a $10,000 bond per case for a defendant who was on the run for some 15 years.  This wreaks of bad judgment and or corruption.

After someone has been on the run for some 15 years, a $10,000 bond does not guarantee they will return for trial, especially when they are facing first degree felony charges.

The docket sheet shows Sandra de la Luz Blanco hired Luis Saenz has her attorney.  After her arrest and arraignment after indictment she was bonded out.  This is key.  Under Texas law and in fact federal law limitations is tolled when the defendant skips out, after being formally charged.

After multiple attempts to have the case dismissed failed, the case went dormant.  The docket sheet simply says "Order for State to Show Cause."  The first was filed in 2004.  The defendant's bond was pulled in 1999, for failure to appear.  It is not clear why the Order for State to Show Cause was filed.  I will learn that in the morning.

It could be failure to prosecute or limitations which would be bogus because you cannot skip out and then claim the state is failing to prosecute you.  Further, limitations it tolled when you skip out.

FAST FORWARD 2013

This is where it gets interesting.  In March of 2013, shortly after Saenz took office, Peter Gilman filed a Motion to Dismiss the charges against Saenz's client.  There is no record of Saenz ever withdrawing as Sandra Blanco's counsel, and no order of appointment of a new counsel.

02/20/2013  Motion
State's Motion To Dismiss


A family spokesperson told me the following: Peter Gilman "I was given an order by Luis Saenz to clean house and this is one of the cases Luis Saenz asked me to dismiss." The spokesperson claims a witness will verify the statement.

Judge Euresti made the following notation on the controversy of Saenz asking that a case against one of his clients be dismissed.

03/13/2013  Journal Entry
State filed Amended Motion to Appoint Attorney- Pro-Tem. (The state acknowledges that a Motion to Dismiss was filed by one of this office's Asst. D.A. before the conflict herein was brought to the ADA attention; however no order of dismissal has yet been signed by this Court. Because this case remains pending, the State asserts that appointment of an Attorney Pro-Tem is required (due to conflict: specifically, Mr. Luis V. Saenz represented defendant herein, prior to taking office as Cameron County District Attorney).

If you are to believe Peter Gilman, he reviewed the file and determined a first degree felony case wherein the defendant was on the run merited dismissal.  A case wherein the victim died.   During the course of his review of the file and evidence he never once saw any document that the defendant's attorney of record was the current elected District Attorney Luis Saenz?  No one believes this.

Upon learning of the Motion to Dismiss the victim's daughter sent the following letter to Judge Euresti.

"Dear Judge Uresti,

On or about March 4th, 2013 I called the District Attorney’s Office to follow up on reference below cases:                                
99-CR-00000701         Aggravated Assault  
99-CR-00000702         Aggravated Assault & Injury to Child
99-CR-00000703         Aggravated Assault & Injury to Child
During my conversation with a staff employee of the crime victims advocate it was communicated to me that the District Attorney’s office under the direction of Luis Saenz had filed a motion to dismiss cases mentioned under “Prosecutors Discretion”.    At this time Honorable Judge Uresti, I am requesting that the court rule in my favor and deny the motion to dismiss these cases due to the fact that my mom died due to  injuries caused as a result of the accident. Furthermore the defense attorney for the defendant, “Sandra De la Luz Blanco,” in the above mentioned cases was Attorney Luis Saenz who is now the Cameron County District Attorney.  I find this to to be a gross  conflict of interest.  
On March the 8th, 2013,  I met with  Assistant District Attorney Pete Gilman trying to convince him not to dismiss the cases.  The meeting was fruitless and ADA Gilman advised me that there was nothing I could do as you (Judge Uresti) had already dismissed the cases and it would not be assigned to a special prosecutor.  I explained to Mr. Gilman that I had informed your office about the conflict of interest and that I was given a verbal agreement that your court would hold on to the signing of the motion until the outcome of my meeting with the District Attorney’s office.  ADA Gillman said it was too late as you had already signed motion and that this woman would no longer be in the warrant system.
I immediately went over to your court to question your court had signed  the motion to dismiss without my knowledge and was deeply shaken thinking how your court could have done something like this when I was given a verbal agreement that the court would wait.  Once again, I was not given an honest response by Mr. Gillman when he stated that you had already signed motion to dismiss. 
I have since then contacted the FBI and filed an investigation.  The public of this community and the nation must find out what is happening and how the “Victims” of Cameron County are now  being further  “victimized” by our own District Attorney’s office.  "
SIDE NOTE THE CASE OF HECTOR NEGRETE IS VERY SIMILAR AND THE FBI AND DOJ WILL BE ABLE TO LINK THE TWO AS A PATTERN AND PRACTICE OF DA LUIS SAENZ.  YOU WILL NOTE THE COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY IN BOTH IS LOUIS SOROLA
The family spokesperson told me that the reason Peter Gilman gave for seeking the dismissal of the case was limitations.   This is not possible because limitations is tolled when the defendant is on the run after a failure to appear.  If the family spokesperson is to be believed, this is twice Peter Gilman lied.
During this same time frame in 2013, the family spokesperson received a text message from Beatrice Salazar, Victims' Assistance Coordinator with Saenz's office, stating "she better be careful in making these claims because they could file charges for slander. " No such crime exists. 
The case was set for trial Tuesday the 26th.  The docket sheet and the courts on line docket show the case remains set for trial on the 26th. 
After Judge Euresti was made aware of the conflict with Luis Saenz office filing the motion to dismiss in 2013,  a Special Prosecutor was appointed. Ed Cyganiewicz.  Technically he was not appointed until July 22, 2014, after the defendant was finally arrested on July 18, 2014, after 15 years of being on the run. 
My question to Ed is, why have you not indicted this defendant for failure to appear which carries a sentence of 2-10 years? 
The family spokesperson is telling me that she was called to appear on Tuesday to give a victim's impact statement because a plea bargain had been reached.  [Technically the spokesperson says the term plea bargain was not used, but what she was told is in substance a plea agreement.]  The family was not consulted.  She states that she was told the court had already accepted the plea bargain.  No such entry exists on the docket sheet.
The family spokesperson is concerned based on what she was told the defendant will walk.  Even if the evidence is now iffy after years of the defendant being on the run, based on the failure to appear a jury could easily give her the 10 years, which is a lot more than probation.  But it should shock no one who knows Ed Cyganiewicz he has not brought the felony charge.
What does it say about Judge Ben Euresti and this case that after the woman was on the run for 15 years he sets her bond at $10,000 per case?
This woman successfully ran once for 15 years.  If she believes she can be prosecuted on the original first degree felony charges why stick around?  She knows a deal was cut.  Louis Sorola is her attorney.  See Hector Negrete case above.
When the FBI looks anew at this case and the Hector Negrete case also involving bogus attempts to dismiss after the defendant's original attorney withdrew and Louis Sorola was appointed out of order, the pattern and practice of abuse will be obvious to the FBI.
We shall see what the FBI does with the allegations from the family spokesperson concerning the claim of prosecution for slander if she persisted in her claims.
After her original FBI complaint they called her and indicated DA Saenz  agreed to a special prosecutor, and the case would not be dismissed.   The FBI will now reopen the case especially in light of the Hector Negrete case.
The only unanswered question at this time is, will Judge Ben Euresti leave no doubt in the mind of the FBI he is party to this by allowing for fraud on the court or a bogus plea bargain especially when the defendant in a jury trial could easily get 10 years for failure to appear.
If it is lost on Judge Euresti that no Failure to Appear felony charges have been filed, he should resign as a judge.  If he cannot see this con job, he should resign from the bench.

UPDATE:  Bail jumping has a limitations of 3 years.  There are several appellate decisions on the issue of tolling limitations while the person is on the run.  The three years would start once apprehended, or at the time they  flee.  Different court of appeals see the tolling issue differently, and the two cases which may apply were never resolved by the Court of Criminal Appeals.  In a case like this, you go for the indictment and wait to see what the Court of Criminal Appeal does.  In the lead tolling case, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals conceded it was taking a different approach than other high courts in the country.  In my original post I said generally for tolling, it starts after indictment, not before.  Elsewhere in the US it starts from the commission of the crime.   So, what we have are conflicting rulings, with no insight from the Court of Criminal Appeals [Texas's Supreme Court for Criminal Cases].  In a case like this with conflicting rulings you go with the indictment and hope the Court of Criminal Appeals takes the case to resolve the confusion.


MEMORIAL DAY - A DAY FOR POLITICIANS OR A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

UPDATE:  I got a call this morning saying it was a good thing I did not go to the VFW lunch because it was filled with politicians seeking votes.  Pat Ahumada and Saenz among many others. My source told me the veterans were told about Pat Ahumada's alliance with the Imp and the Imp's comment

"The Imp on Veterans:
 
"Ha! Vets are okay in my book, although, yeah, sometimes they do whine, especially the Vietnam Conflict vets. They want a hospital in the Rio Grande Valley and they just can't seem to get it, so they whine."
 
ORIGINAL POST

Today at the VFW lunch politicians will line up to garner the support of veterans.  Magical words will be said to convince the veterans that they are behind them.  But yet every year another story of the dismal care veterans receive at the VA hospitals and clinics will break only to end in yet another round of circus like hearings before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.  If the dead could still vote in South Texas they also be lined up at the cemeteries.

Today families of both the Iraqi and Afghan wars will still be hurting from their fresh wounds, from the loss of loved ones. 
 
REPUBLICANS PLAYING MONDAY NIGHT QUARTERBACK ON IRAQ WAR THEREBY DIMINISHING THE LOSS OF SO MAY LOVED ONES

To a politician winning is everything.  They have no shame.  So now the Republican self anointed candidates for President in 2016, seem to be running from the Iraq war, as a necessary evil to gaining votes.

You do not get to send our loves ones to die on a lie, and then when you want our votes say "sorry I was part of the lie"

Everyone who died in these conflicts died for a purpose.  The fact even Jeb Bush is saying his brother's actions were a mistake, does not diminish the sacrifice of those who gave their life in these conflicts.

But it sickens me that these politicians for votes will put into question the merits of a war.

" Bush said with a twinge of annoyance while campaigning in Arizona. "I would have not engaged. I would not have gone into Iraq."

... .

As Bush struggled this week to address the issue, several Republican presidential prospects said definitively they would not have invaded Iraq based on information known today.
They include Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former technology executive Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
 
"I don't know how that was a hard question," Santorum said shortly after addressing the Republican National Committee's spring meeting in Phoenix."
 

 It's bad enough that we must suffer the politicians using the day to invade our personal time, but now we must suffer their comments of "sorry I did not mean to send your loved ones to die, it was a mistake, vote for me."