Saturday, December 31, 2016




BROWNSVILLE IN 2017

I chose this video because it represents Brownsville.  Those who do not know us, or want to con us, fail to understand how resilient we are.

If you cannot see the economic boom coming you do not live in Brownsville or have a clue as to what is happening.

We are not waiting until 2033, for our boom, we are in it now.  Social media is alive and thriving in Brownsville.  Unless too many failed past candidates get into the city commission races, we will send all three incumbents packing.

 Social media owns the future of Brownsville.  Some if it hurts Brownsville, but by and large when you include FB, there is massive movement of information against the establishment.  We have been empowered with some big wins, while also suffering some losses.  The near sweep of BISD was truly empowering for the people of Brownsville.

New construction is everywhere.  Our airport serves as a customs stop for international flights coming in from Central and South America.  The new runway is a reality this time and it will be built. While I opposed Space X and remain concerned, it is reality and happening.

Space X has already brought one major manufacturer to Brownsville who bought a smaller company to expand to service Space X needs.  We have an Italian company coming in.  The governor committed to a work force training center which will include robotics which in turn will mean more manufacturing.

Our Port Commissioners did an A+ job in bringing in the funding for a deeper port.  They won the election over the objections of Mike Hernandez because we know them and what they were doing to make things better.  Mike being a fraud and con just believed what ever lies he was told, and paid a price.  He needs to stick to his education center and when it succeeds go to the people and say, this is what OP10.33 is doing for Brownsville, and stay out of the elections.

So many of us oppose LNG, and I think rightfully so.  They are not a reality yet.  As odd as it may seem Space X over safety issues my kill LNG.  Odd how things can work out for the better.

When Space X launches its first pay load visitors from all over the US will be here.  They will see our new airport well underway, along with the new runway.  They will see our new port.  They will see IH69.  They will see money.  They will come.  I see 5 years out and Brownsville will not know how to handle its new found wealth.

Be patient people - it is happening.  When you drive around just look at all of the new construction. Look at how many old shopping strips are redoing their facades.

If I had the money I would buy old buildings downtown and convert them to condos, and apartments for UTRGV staff and students, or anyone else for that matter.  But I would also maintain the integrity of the building if it is part of old Brownsville.

We have things to do by ridding Brownsville of so many incompetent politicos, the villains and frauds who are trying to con us.  Promising me a future in 2033, is a con.  If it takes you that long to bring change you are after something else, or just plain incompetent.

The people will compete against these con artists and villains, and win.  By 2022 you will not recognize the new Brownsville, with new found leadership and Dreams coming to fruition.

Dream the Dream people.  This is real.  It will be happening so fast by 2022, and not 2033.  



BE SAFE TONIGHT AND REMEMBER LAW ENFORCEMENT IS OUT TO PROTECT YOU, NOT HARASS YOU

For Brownsville this has been an exciting year.  Many good things happened, for a brighter future. The seeds of economic boom have been planted.  Some of the progress we opposed for good reasons. Some battles we won and some we lost.  But change is coming which will bring jobs, and new opportunities.  The blogs are a major source of the fake news problem.  A trained monkey an endlessly trash Brownsville and claim to be its savior.  The people are their own savior and 2017, for Brownsville is going to be great because of its people.

BE SAFE AND ENJOY THE NEW YEAR

MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS PICTURE AND WHY
Politically, my sister and I are different, but on core issues we are the same.  Equality is about access to equality, but not a result.  We must do what we must do to succeed.

In our early years to move forward we all worked two jobs.  My sister's husband worked during the day and waited tables at a high end restaurant at night.  She worked during the day while the kids were in school.  In time things changed and she worked part time and her husband had one really high paying job.  She is not sitting set for life because she sat at home.  She is set because she and her husband worked hard and were responsible.  Such as my roommate half of my brother in laws pay check went to deductions and all types of insurance, such as health, life, and disability.  They both also had their retirement, with their employer meeting their payment into their 401K.

THE CONVERSATION

Getting older means you talk more about your journey.  I was nervous, but I finally told my sister a secret I have held for years.  Mom's death made me stronger.  Had she not died when she did I never would have graduated UTEP.  In dealing with my confusion over sexuality I was really depressed.  I lived in my books, with retreats with a hand full of friends when trips were planned to New Mexico.  But had mom not died when she did, I would have gone home after a school break, gone into my old bedroom and stayed there.  I actually know people who took this path.  This is actually a major problem with many millennials.

On the way to the airport I told an older brother about the conversation.  He said the same thing.  Being raised without parents because they died at a young age, made us stronger.

We all agree, we would prefer had they lived.  Daddy would have turned a 110 this year had he lived.  Mom would be 97.

THE WHY

Her daughters each bought her a present from her late husband who passed in July.  Christmas Eve the daughters asked that I keep an eye on her Christmas morning because they were uncertain about how she would react.  It was just the two of us Christmas morning and she was all joy while opening the presents.

She attributes her strength, to mom raising 7 kids as a Hispanic widow at a time she was not liked because of her background, namely being from Nicaraguan.  She attributed her strength to mom passing while she was in her 20's thereby forcing her to learn to be a wife and mother all on her own. That strength is what gets her through the day.

For a woman who has had two cancers, and is on a medication to keep the cancer under control which causes cuts on her fingers like razor cuts, she has it under control.

 God never gives us more than we can handle.  But He leaves it up to us to find our path. If you choose to wallow in sorrow, you will never see He has you on a path which is good.

She and her daughters and grandchildren are not perfect.  They yell, then laugh.  I loved how my sister would apologize for her mistakes while raising them, and then her daughters will apologize for being teenagers as they are now raising their own teenagers.  It is all one big laugh.  But in the end, they all know they will get through it.

THE MOMENT WHICH SET THE STAGE

Oh god was I nervous about Christmas eve and Christmas morning with my sister.  This being the first Christmas without her husband.  The video below consists of 20 biodegradable dove balloons. [I cannot seem to convert a FB video without showing my nieces FB page - so no video] A niece and sister in law arranged for the the release just before the Santa event.  It was a prayer for my sister's late husband.  They all got caught in some big trees, but as we all went in the wind picked up and they all flew away.  That was it.  It was all joy from there.  Passing does not mean your love one's just give up on life, it means they live with your memory and have good times celebrating your and their life.

You know my sister says she spends an hour a day with her late husband.  She is confident he is there with her and they still talk.  It comforts her and makes each day easier.

NOW YOU KNOW WHY I LOVE THIS PICTURE

During the family prayer Christmas Eve, my sister put it on me.  So I told everyone to hold hands, when I saw them doing the tradition of putting your hands together.  I said no, we make a circle holding hands.  My prayer went some thing like this.  "God's greatest gift to his children is the love and strength of family.  The Gift gives us what we need to move forward and succeed.  In this circle, we celebrate that Gift and show our faith and love of God."

My sister is now the matriarch.  Her strength holds our circle in tact.  If you do not know this Gift, may you know it some day. 



Thursday, December 29, 2016

 
POLITICS UNTIL THE END
 
I believe President Obama will be remembered as a successful and popular president.  It blows my mind when I hear Trimpites claim our economy was better under George W.  I have heard things like Obama encouraged the millennials to not work and just wait for their parents to die for the money.  These people are fact resistant.
 
BUT IT IS TRUE PRESIDENT OBAMA ALONG WITH TRUMP ARE BOTH MAKING THE TRANSITION NEEDLESSLY MORE DIFFICULT
 
THE RUSSIAN SANCTIONS
 
President Obama knows President Trump will immediately take action to end the sanctions being issued against Russia today for the alleged hacking.  Reality check - the US interferes with elections all over the world all of the time.  This is all one big red Herring to divide the county. 
 
So here is the deal, Congress will find Russia interfered in our elections, and Trump will take the heat for cancelling the sanctions.  It is all political which will change nothing.  It saddens me that President Obama chose to play this game on his way out.  Congress has already committed to an Independent investigation,  But, Obama  wants to embarrass our President Elect. 
 
This by no means, means I am defending Russia.  They seem to have got caught.  My view is let the process play out, and then hold Congress accountable if they take no action, or Trump if he were to take no action.
 
FINAL FAMILY GET TOGETHER
 
It was a lot smaller than planned.  The family is falling fast.  Something is going around.  My sister who is next to me was getting sick last night, and is now down.  Maybe half of the original party was at home in bed sick.  I have it, but it is just starting.
 
I had eggplant rollatini.  Today, everyone is home basically sick, or trying to get to the airport.  I leave in the morning. 

Okay, I have a post - be patient

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

OUR CHOICE IS SIMPLE - WE LOOK FORWARD OR BACKWARD

















We cannot commit to a future unless we are willing to commit to reality.  I pay for a program to monitor my readership.  There is no program anywhere which can possibly follow all of the blogs and social media.  Anyone who tells you otherwise is either trying to sell you snake oil, or lying. 

In 2013, it was estimated there were over 173 million blogs.  Anyone dumb enough to believe any local Brownsville blog ranks around 6000 worldwide is too stupid to be alive.  Alexa.com is a product.  If you read their page they base their information on blogs they have access to.  They try and get you to buy their product with a promise they will increase your readership.  There are tricks to this process.  My blog is blocked because I do not want advertising with blogspot. 

The algorithms are complex.  Many blogs are not within the search engines for every post.

But if you believe anyone has a computer which can follow over 173 million blogs and rank them - god are you really stupid.  Enough said.

BROWNSVILLE

Maybe  sooner, but for sure on Monday, I am going to start blogging the issues related to the city commission elections.  I am learning a lot from the politicos who care, and the business community.

If you care about reality you know Brownsville is already entering an economic boom.  In three years we are going to see a completely different Brownsville. Things are happening, but not because of our city or county commission.  The outside world sees Brownsville as a money maker. 

So starting one day this week but no later than Monday, the BV will look to the future and all of the wonderful things coming our way.  Brownsville is moving forward and it is essential who find people to run for the city commsision who will be part of the new Brownsville of vision.

But guys, if you are going to continue to read the trash on the blogs for your news, when nothing positive about Brownsville is posted and it is lies and con jobs, then stop complaining because you are the one holding Brownsville back.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

 
HOW SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS DESTROYED THE DEMOCTRATS IN THE LAST ELECTION
 
If you really want to understand what happened, and why it has been 22 years since a Democrat has held state wide office in Texas you must read the following article from the Chicago Tribune.  Most interesting is another article in the Tribune of the high murder rate in Chicago, and in particular Christmas Day.  People kill not guns.  Cities like Chicago got to where they are because of the policies of the Democratic Party.  Remember I am not a Democrat, I am a classsically trained socialist.  I was very proud of the Senator Harry Reid calling out the Democratic Party leadership
 
 
"If Trump pursued the politics of resentment in courting white, working-class voters and their rural cousins, Democrats succumbed to what I call "the politics of righteousness" in overlooking their concerns and underestimating their power. By righteousness I mean the tendency of the Democratic Party to assume ownership of the moral high ground whenever cultural values and social norms are at issue in American politics — and to presume that those who disagree are, as Hillary Clinton put it, "a basket of deplorables."


CONTINUED
The last couple of days in NY have been long.  As a clan we are way too big for one function.  Monday was my 4th family function.  Yesterday while typing my brother honked and I had to run so I could not finish.

NO ON IS LISTENING - JUST YELLING

Because I know how government works, I have no idea what to expect once Trump takes office.  The Democrats have as much to loose, as the Republicans.  Our family is very diverse in their views.  80% of the American people were not happy with the choice between Trump and Clinton.  But when I listen to people and hear the endless trashing of Michele Obama for agreeing with the 80% of the American people it tells me things are only going to get worse over our divisions. 

The lack of knowledge is mindnumbing.  According to some we are worse off because of Obama, an Obama creaated welfare and bigotry.  Mindnumbing.  Others will say Trump will put us in a civil war and they are ready to fight.  Yea right, so long as they do not have to leave the safe haven of their computer.

IT IS TIME WE BEGIN TO LISTEN

There is a middle somewhere in this country.  This idea that only one party or the other has the answers is absurd.

MY REAL FEAR

The federal judiciary.  There was a time they pretty much stuck to the law.  The decision by the Supreme Court to basically cut in half how many cases they hear empowered the federal court of appeals to ignore Supreme Court authority.  This in turn has now trickled down to the federal trial judges.  We as a nation have nothing in place to control the federal trial judges.  They can bankrupt you for political reasons and you are powerless to stop them. 

We either work to find a middle, or slowly watch our country die.

Sunday, December 25, 2016




CHISTMAS EVE AT MY BROTHER'S HOUSE

My brother and I played Santa and Elf.  The top is with my sister and her daughters.  ther were 12 kids who got gifts.  I am just posting one of the pics.  At the end they wanted a picture of just my brother and I.  We started with dinner at my nece's, and then went to my brothers for Santa.  I am also going to try a wonderful video.

Saturday, December 24, 2016



ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY WHAT EVER YOU CELEBRATE

I am ending where I began.  I am packed, ready to shower and load the car.

"Kaylee Rodgers, a student who has autism and ADHD, sang the solo part for the famous tune during her school choir concert at Killard House School in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, and the performance went viral"

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The blessing this child brings us, is what we should be thinking of today.  I know better, but the people who truly care will get what I am saying.  We are powerless against the others.

I hope you all enjoyed the music as much as I did.


THREE STAGES OF OATMEAL COOKIES WITH FRESH GROUND CINNAMON

While packing, working, posting Christmas songs I decided to make a large batch of my secret recipe oatmeal cookies for my roommate.  He has to get up at 4 to take me to the airport which is 5 minutes from my house.

This is merely round one.  I hope the other two rounds will be done before 2 a.m.  I need to do a good cleaning of the kitchen before I leave.

My roommate will score big with his boss and kids with the cookies.  His direct boss loves them and his boss has a new boss, and she will learn my cookies are a privilege which comes with employing my roommate.

In the three weeks working with the dietitian in anticipation of the surgery I lost 7 pounds.  Cookies are not in my diet.  My roommate will take all of the cookies to work and his kids.

It is just my way of saying thanks for watching the house, Buster, and to but him favor at work.  Plus as Bela's Santa he needs his cookies.

Friday, December 23, 2016



TONY AND LADY GAGA


ELVIS DOES CHRISTMAS


RANDY BROOKS WROTE THE LYRICS, AND HAVING KNOWN HIM FOR YEARS I CAN SAY HE IS JUST LIKE  THE SONG.  PURE FUN


THE SOLOIST HAS AUTISM AND ADHD - THIS IS JUST SO INSPIRING

If this does not leave you feeling the spirit nothing will. I will be up until 4 a.m. when I leave for the airport. So I will be posting all night.  I can think of no better song than this one to start the BV tradition of Holiday music.
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TRUMP AND ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU  EFFECTIVELY JUST STARTED A NEW ISRAELI PALESTINIAN WAR

In an unprecedented move Donald Trump openly backed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over President Obama and his peace efforts which include stopping Israeli settlements on disputed land, which includes part of Jordon a major U.S. ally.

The U.S. abstained rather than veto a UN resolution against the new settlements.  In response to the vote, Israel recalled its envoys to New Zealand and Senegal for sponsoring the resolution.

There will be no peace so long as Israel keeps building new settlements.  That is a fact.

When Hamas attacks Israel and they will, children on both sides of the border will needlessly die because of Trump interfered with US policy, and Netanyahu's absolute opposition to the two state solution.

The most we can hope for is, the Israeli people can muster enough members of Parliament to break with  Netanyahu's government to force an early election.

It is sad how many innocent children on both sides of the border will die for no reason.

The Israeli people are good people.  I just hope they do not need to see bodies piled up before they act to force Netanyahu from office.  Hopefully then, the new Israeli government will break with Trump and tell him to butt out.  To make this kind of decision before his intelligence advisers could weigh in on facts was absolutely reckless on Trump's part.


MIKE HERNANDEZ LOSES MIND WHILE THROWING HIS MONEY AWAY

To be clear nothing in the letter send by Mike's trained monkey Frank Hill indicates he intends to sue me.  He simply demands I retract all comments concerning he is a fraud.  Well here is a piece of evidence.  His paid hack Montoya called him a fraud and is getting a pass.  That is evidence of being a fraud.

Remember this is the Frank Hill who while researching defamation law failed to learn you cannot get a temporary injunction against speech and had to amend the lawsuit.  I have actually won First Amendment cases before the Texas Supreme Court.

Well Mike, with Frank has your attorney I will win.  I have actually won First Amendment cases.  And because Frank is your attorney, he has exposed D & M Leasing.  The second I am hit with a lawsuit in Fort Worth, D & M Leasing, will get hit in Brownsville, or maybe sooner.

I have a packet for your business partners which will turn you life upside down.

So let's have it, because you are a fraud.  You knowingly as a worthless piece of shit lied about my disabled brother who did two tours in Vietnam, to cover for the fact you tried to bribe me in the Port election.  A jury will have zero mercy on you.  The judge will look at you with disgust.  Oh and the Imp and Montoya will be included in the Brownsville lawsuit.  The Imp will cut and run.  You will never find him so he will be defaulted after service through publication.  He cut and ran last time last time, and I ended up with $60,000.

You are not bright Mike.  You are a born loser.

You have no idea the can of worms you have opened.  You will spend years in court spending your money, angering your partners, to no end while doing nothing in Brownsville.

All of my assets are exempt from collections.  No attorney in Cameron county can compete with me on the first Amendment.

When former Mayor Pat Ahumada and Ralph Tipton were sued for defamation by the woman who allegedly killed Ralph's wife, I was contracted to handle the response.  Yea, they dismissed the lawsuit rather than face us in court.

Montoya's stupid piece yesterday was published in anticipation of me receiving Hill's letter.  It's called collusion.

HEADS UP CARLOS MARIN - YOU WILL BE FIRST

You will be included in the Brownsville lawsuit.  My witness will testify under oath you orchestrated the theft of the voter registration lists from Jose Angel Gutierrez, and Mike Hernandez ran cover for you for that theft.  It is time both of you are sent packing.

I have the evidence that not only you are part of Mike Hernandez's nonsense, but you have partook of it using Ambiotec assets.  Let's see how Ambiotec feels about the Brownsville lawsuit.



MIKE HERNANDEZ JAILBIRD NEW MOUTH PIECE TO CON THE PEOPLE OF BROWNSVILLE

Remember when Juanito brought us Carlos Quintanilla, the convict from Dallas who perjured himself about living in Brownsville so he could claim residency in order to get the multimillion dollar BISD lawsuit against his buddy Ted Parker dismissed, or the con for millions for a start up airline which did not even have the correct permits, upon further study when the people demanded same.

Now he brings us con man Mike Hernandez - well once the check was cut.  Let's see what Juanito said about Mike Hernandez before being offered money to change his reporting.

MONTOYA ON MIKE HERNANDEZ

"Somehow Brownsville voters dodged the six bullets sent their way by Dallas car dealer Mike Hernandez III. They rejected all 6 of his candidates for the Brownsville Navigation District and Texas Southmost College elections. "

The above is actually Montoya promoting Barton's assessment that Mike Hernandez III failed Brownsville Politics 101.  And for the record the incompetent Port Members Mike wanted gone, worked hard and got the funding to deepen our port.  Mike just went with candidates who would do his bidding, because he knew good men like Ralph Cowen would not give him the time of day.

"So much for philanthropy if there's no profit, hey Mike?"

"So why is United Brownsville and OP.10.33 targeting an apparent successful organization and targeting selected board members? Are are the district residents just supposed to follow the Pied Pipers Rusteberg, Hernandez and Rivera and ask no questions?"

"Gutierrez had the best intentions in mind, but Marin and Hernandez had other plans. That's why they have split but now they are using his work (and TVEA's list of educators) to their own ends. He couldn't put up with that."

Again quoting Barton Juanito says of Hernandez:

"We suspect Mike Hernandez III sells both the HUNDAIELANTRA and the KIASPORTAGE at his Dallas luxury car dealership and knows how to market an economy puddle jumper as a luxurious land yacht."

Juanito promoting McHale's view of Mike Hernandez:

" He does not dispense thousands of dollars out of the goodness of his heart. He is a thin-skinned tyrant. Like a vulture, he sees Brownsville as roadkill. "

And like the Nazis extracting gold from the mouths of dead Jews, Hernandez recognizes the economic opportunities controlling public monies. In terms of his real identity, there is (no?) doubt that he is a carpetbagger, a scalawag, a bully and a coward."

Juanito accuses Mike Hernandez III of Orwellian tactics and Russian like rewrites of history.

"BJuan Montoya

In light of a dismal political race win-loss record in local races, messianic millionaire Mike Hernandez III and his OP 10.33 minions have taken a page from George Orwell's 1984 and Russian revisionism and applied it to political races.
Now, instead of having a bush-league 0-5 record in the recently concluded Brownsville Navigation District and the Texas Southmost College, OP 10.33 is attempting to take credit for the victories ."

"A word of caution for philanthropist Hernandez: If you lie with dogs, you will catch fleas.
Juanito describe Mike Hernandez III "Beware of millionaires bearing gifts, children."

Hernandez buying the Port Election to through out the incumbents who worked hard to get the funding to deepen our port.  Why?  Control

"BJuan Montoya

OP 10.33 honcho Mike Hernandez III just raised the ante for his two candidates against Port of Brownsville incumbents Tito Lopez and Ralph Cowen by giving them $20,000 more to take over the navigation district.

So far, Hernandez has given Ed Rivera and Raul Villanueva $20,000 each, $10,000 "in-kind" in the previous reporting period and another $10,000 each in cash this time."

Juanito continues the control argument

"By Juan Montoya

Well, don't say he didn't tell us.
From far off in Dallas, Texas, self-made millionaire and St. Joe grad Michael Joseph Hernandez III – through his surrogate political operatives – has moved in to take control of the boards of the Brownsville Navigation District and Texas Southmost College during the 2016 elections.
The plan, to get rid off all the existing members of those boards and elect candidates who will pledge to follow his agenda "

Montoya quoting Barton, and as Mike should have learned by now, but has not "A Fool And His Money Are Soon Parted."

HEY MIKEY

Montoya went from trashing me almost daily for denouncing the theft of elections through mail ballots, to denouncing the theft of mail ballots when Begum put more money on the table to switch sides.  Montoya will switch sides at the drop of a nickle.  You better hope he does not get pulled over for yet another DWI, because this time no one at the court will let him out of jail for free. Freedom from jail will trump your money and he will switch sides again.

MY POINT HAS BEEN MADE - AND NOW A WORD ON THE MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE NUMBERS PUBLISHED BY JUANITO ON HIS READERSHIP

Let's assume he has 5000 page hits a day as he claims.  A page hit means someone clicked on the blog. Forget the fact I can hit my blog 10 million times and the google statistics will say I had 10 million hits.

A hit is not the same as individual page views.  An individual page view means the one time a person looks at the page.  But very few people look at the blogs only once a day.  My system which I pay for have people clicking on the BV as many as 13 times a day.  So that is one person viewing the blog 13 times.  I would say the average on any given day is 5-8 page views per person.  If you divide this into 5000 page hits, you have fewer than a thousand readers.  Then there is also the problem which no system can sort out of the reader who clicks on the blog from home, their phone, and work.  It is three page views from one person with three different devices. Only the BV has been will to tell the truth about this con.

But as Juanito said of Mike, "A Fool and His Money Are Soon Departed."

MIKE'S FINAL WORDS TO BROWNSVILLE

Please ignore everything Juanito said about me in the past, he was drunk, but believe everything nice he is saying about me now that he is on my payroll.

Mike only you are dumb enough to believe that line.  You underestimate the people of Brownsville.  City Commission candidates are already organizing to take you down and expose your candidates.  If you think the Port loss was hard to swallow, the City Commission election is going to be even harder for you to swallow.  The people are ready to fight Brownsville's biggest villain, and that is you Mike.

You should have listen to me, stay away from the blogs,  When compared to voter numbers, no one knows we exist except the politico's and in the case of the BV the business community.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


IS MIKE HERNANDEZ GETTING DESPERATE IN PAYING FOR TRASH STORIES?

Montoya is a drunk who has no research skills and cannot be trusted.  If he were to go legit things would be different.  The follow-up on Carlos Elizondo concerning the AG opinion was mine.  He copied and pasted nearly everything I  told him.  I told him it was his story so I was going to let him complete it.  He has no idea how to research AG Opinions.

Well it is no great secret Mike Hernandez is paying for positive press to Montoya - he has admitted to same.  Mike is a too bit bully who does not know when to pull back.  He is working on a new news service for Brownsville and he thinks the Herald is going to sit back and not report on who he is working with and their history.

Where would Montoya get that letter concerning Rosales unless it was provided to him from North Texas?

Why I was brought into it is simple.  My sources are solid, Mike Hernandez is determined to take me out for refusing his money.  Good like Mikey.  I have been up against real men, and you do not qualify.

NOW IF MIKE WERE INTERESTED IN REAL RESEARCH HE WOULD HAVE HIRED SOMEONE WHO COULD HAVE MADE THE BOGUS ATTACK ON ME MORE INTERESTING WITH SOME INTERESTING FACTS

"In a scathingly worded 47-page order, a U.S. magistrate judge in Austin granted motions filed in six cases to impose sanctions against an attorney and awarded $175,672 in fees and expenses.
The sanctions were sought by defense counsel against Omar Rosales, an Austin lawyer who represented the same client in multiple lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mike you are in for the ride of your life.  The drunk runs his mouth.


CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR KIDS, THE FUN, AND KILL ME NOW PRESENTS

Well making the BuildaBear at the mall was easy.  I knew what I wanted.  All I had to do was humiliate myself with a heart ritual which is placed inside the bear, and hold down my foot on a pedal as the employee held the empty bear and allowed the stuffing to fill the bear.  Oh, the birth certificates can be a challenge because you have to name the bears.  I was happy with my choices.

Bela's brothers are going to love these.  

But then Bela - her grandfather and I decided to give her the Barbie Dream House she wanted.  This is the kill me now present.  I am two days in.  I think the worst of it is over. The directions are written in very small print in a lot of languages.  The assembly pictures are hard to follow.  I'm still not sure where the stickers go.  I am trying to look for them on the display on the box.  

Eventually you learn that there are a lot of parts which just goes places and can easily be lost.  

I decided to put the gift together ahead of time, because I have seen enough parents almost lose it while putting together presents on Christmas morning - the stickers can kill even the most level headed parent.

The kids will be happy, and that is all that matters.


MADE IN THE USA - BROWNSVILLE'S FUTURE

This box of Christmas light clips was actually $.13 more last year, while being made in the U.S.  More and more especially when it comes to plastics, Walmart is selling Made in the U.S.  How?  Robotics.

Govenor Abbott along with local legislators committed to a new work force training center on IH 69, which will include robotics training.  Be patient people, the Brownsville boom is coming.  Our airport is set for a 10,000 linear foot runway, our port is being deepened, Space X is getting closer and closer to its first launch.

I realize to the naysays, [I do not deny I opposed Space X, but we lost that battle, and now is the time to turn it into the best we can for our benefit] they can only see how many locals will be hired by Space X, but it does not stop there.  Small businesses will do well with each launch as out of towners eat local, rent cars which include increased tax revenues for the city on car rentals and hotels.  

2017, will be a hard year Internationally, nationally, and and even locally for our city commission, but for the people of Brownsville they will begin to see the turn around and be happy.

HEMP - MEDICAL AND INSURANCE INDUSTRY

Our local legislators are notoriously short sighted.  They have tunnel vision on their clients - the medical and insurance industry and cannot see outside that box.  They are the epitome of silo politics.

"The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties."

Click for full NPR story

"In addition to staph resistance, other tests show hemp fabrics superior resistance to UV and infrared wavelengths, providing multiple applications for military use."

Click for source:

The Hemp lobby is ready for this legislative session.  The cosigners of the Bill are bipartisan.  Hidalgo county has issued its support for the legislation.  Cameron County Commissioners Court seems oblivious to what is happening from Lubbock to Hidalgo county.

Our local legislators need to get on board,  The growing of Hemp in the LRGV will mean manufacturing jobs.  Our local legislators can push for fabric which can be used in hospitals to bring down infections. This helps their true clients.  It is time to think outside your silo boxes Oliveira and Lucios./



STOP READING THE SAME OLD NEWS, AND GO HAVE FUN

Wednesday, December 21, 2016




TONY BENNETT TURNS 90, AND STILL HAS IT

The special was awesome.  Because of artists like Tony Bennett the "American Standards" will always live.  This may be the only real thing I miss about Dallas, the piano bars.  If Lady Gaga can embrace the "American Standards" the young people will too.

People it is the Holiday Week.  Political opinion comes easy.  Unless there is a significant breaking story even our inept leaders deserve a few days of peace.  2017 is going to be exciting for blogging. We have time.

Now go out to the parks and enjoy the day.  Our weather is wonderful so go use the trails and parks. 

A LITTLE CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM TONY BENNETT

Monday, December 19, 2016


BROWNSVILLE HITS BIG AGAIN

The last three years have been one victory after another for Brownsville, in spite of an inept city commission.  We are growing.  There is construction everywhere.  We are getting close to a boom we may regret if the cost of living goes up too fast.

The good news outsiders, like our governor and the business community see money in Brownsville and are part of the solution. This good news did not just happen.  It took the Port leadership seeing the need and then convincing public and private entities to push it into reality.

Our Port is about to become one of the deepest along the Gulf of Mexico.

"President Barack Obama today signed into law the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, authorizing the Brownsville Ship Channel deepening project, making it eligible for federal funding.
The Brazos Island Harbor Channel Improvement Project was one of 28 water infrastructure projects nationwide included in the WRDA and submitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to Congress for approval. The project calls for the Port of Brownsville channel to be deepened to 52 feet from its current design depth of 42 feet. When complete, the Port of Brownsville will become one of the deepest ports in the Gulf of Mexico."
TRADE IS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR FUTURE
This will mean so much more trade.  TSC is short on money and I understand.  The private Import Export License programs are not always the best.  TSC needs to try and find  funding to create a one year program for an Import Export License.

BROWNSVILLE IS TRULY THE GATEWAY TO LATIN AMERICA

We begin in May with three new city commissioners who understand this.



IF THIS DOES NOT PUT YOU IN THE MOOD NOTING WILL

AT 5:30  P.M. EASTERN TIME THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONFIRMED DONALD TRUMP THE WINNER. TECHNICALLY IT IS NOT OFFICIAL UNTIL JANUARY WHEN THE VOTE IS FORMALLY CONFIRMED - BUT IT OVER - ALL THAT IS LEFT IS A MERE TECHNICALITY TO CONFIRM THE VOTE.

Of note one Elector in Maine which should have voted for Clinton voted for Bernie Sanders stating that he wanted Bernie's supporters to know they were heard.  He made clear had be believed a vote for  Hillary Clinton would have given her the win he would have held and voted for Hillary.




BREAKING NEWS - WARNING THIS VIDEO IS VERY VIOLENT

The killing of a Russian Ambassador is not something I would typically blog about.  Russia and Turkey are not on good terms, with Russian boycott calls against Turkish beaches for example.  The shooter is alleged to have said the killing was in retaliation for the deaths of Syrians in Aleppo by Russian bombers and support for the Syrian Regime.

While the international community can clearly condemn this act against the Russian Ambassador, but war is war.  I do not support the attack, but why is killing innocent civilians in Aleppo okay, but if the people of Aleppo, or support by someone who cares about Aleppo kills a Russian it is wrong?

When you go to war you put your entire nation at risk.

Turkey is facing problems with Russia, the US, the radicals in Syria, and the Kurds.  I can only hope Putin shows restraint.  This could end in mass killings which destabilizes Turkey.  The impact on Europe and in effect the US would be massive.

Now is the time for Obama and Putin to do everything in their power to stabilize the situation.  Now is not the time for reckless comments by anyone.

A little assassination in this part of the World started WWI.  The assassination became an excuse for what was already a volatile situation.  This is a story which needs to be watch carefully.  


THIS IS A BIG HIT WITH MY FB FAMILY


MY FAMILY IS ENJOYING THESE ON FB, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE ONE

You know Christmas belongs to no one.  There is no one way to celebrate Christmas.  You can be an atheist and still believe in love, compassion, and forgiveness.  And remember Joshua, aka Jesus was a dark man and Jew who lived in a place with sand, and snow is some elevated areas.  So Christmas is good every where and for everyone no matter what you believe, because I believe as I must, we all believe in love and compassion.

Sunday, December 18, 2016


CHRISTMAS WEEK IS FINALLY HERE

I have a very busy week.  There are a few interesting stories out there, but they still need development.  I have 12 hour days every day until I leave for NY on the 24th.  My history is I never sleep the night before going on a trip because I try and get as much done as possible.  I am already preparing to bring a ton of work with me.

If a story breaks, I will be on top of it.

On Monday once it is official Donald Trump is the president elect, I announce same.

I will tell you now, all of this trauma and panic over Trump is not helping anyone.  How about doing something radical and sit back and see what happens.  Trump in a bit more than a month will learn just how little power the President has in terms of the daily running of the country and legislation.

The Republican Senators are never going to vote to end Boeing or military contracts.  Donald is faced with a potentially controversial Supreme Court nomination, and Cabinet Members even some Republicans have already come out against.  His first 6 months are going to be interesting.

So I say, lets sit back and wait before we panic.  I suspect his 4 years in office will have nearly zero impact on my life.

The Congressional Establishment is still in charge, and Trump is about to learn that.

SO STOP FRETTING AND JUST SPEND THIS WEEK THINKING ABOUT FAMILY AND CHRISTMAS

Lets begin the week with

Saturday, December 17, 2016


IMP OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO THE "IMP"

The Imp unable to constrain himself continues to blast me with psychotic diatribes every time he gets caught writing fictional stories or stories based solely on his delusions and hatred for Brownsville.

The Imp demands proof that Mike Hernandez has paid him money and that I should call Mike or email him and he will verify he has not.  The Imp having no research skills or interest in facts seems to not care that Mike has blocked my emails and through a third party directed I not call him.

So Imp why not email Mike and ask him to take my calls or unblock my emails so we can finish this?

The funniest part of his latest psychotic diatribe is his claim I have been begging Mike for money.  Mike to the best of my knowledge has sent the Imp one email on this issue and the Imp published it.  In the email Mike verified he offered me money and I turned him down.  The BV went public with the story during the Port election when Mike offered me money to change my endorsement.  So the fact Mike has verified for the Imp I have turned down his money does not seem to prevent the Imp from claiming I am begging Mike for money.

The Imp demands proof that his naming Mike Person of the Year was not bought and paid for.  This is what I said.  "Mike is so self absorbed with himself instead the people, that he posted to his web page he was named man of the year.  A bought and paid for endorsement."

English is a bastard language born of many languages with no real parent.  Words have many meanings and context is not precise which is why no International Treaties as to the enforceable  final say are written in English.  They are translated into English but not used as the final say in court or the Hague


The Imp not being proficient in English, well I will explain it to him.  The key words are, posted to Mike's web page.  So what does Mike's web page say?


Mike Hernandez Is Brownsville’s “Person Of The Year”

By        Morgan Pfursich

December 16, 2016

So unless the Imp is Morgan Pfursich the statement has nothing to do with him.  Morgan is a member of the  Republican Party and works for an advertising firm called DR2 Marketing. 

God the Imp just thinks he is the center of the universe.  Mike seems to have decided to not post the story.  I have no idea if it is the same one written by the Imp.  The author is different.   But I do know the Imp removed the  reference to Mike being part of the BISD car giveaway and that  the Cardenas family was not happy with the claim.

Also and not that reality matters, but a person can be paid with favors like making them relevant. This is part of the Enlish language being a bastard imprecise language. The Imp was salivating over Mike talking to him.  It made the Imp feel relevant when in fact he is not.  And there my friends is the favor.

Mike through one endless misstep has been living in an endless soap opera since arriving in town.  He will remain in that soap opera until he starts to listen to the people trying to help him.  But until he apologizes for his acts, he will be distracted with the soap opera.  And Mike,  the Imp is really close to closing down to go to one of those beloved places he says he must go before he shuts down.  He will be gone, but you will still be living the soap opera for working with him.

You should have taken my phone call and avoided this entire mess.

WHAT THE IMP NEVER DOES 

Explain all of his made op lies and fake stories about the protest.