Wednesday, August 31, 2016


THE HONORABLE RENE DE COSS SERVING JUSTICE

Today I watched Judge De Coss in action.  He made me proud of the legal profession and that is hard to do.  He made both sides work their case.  Ernesto Gamez had to have his daughter finish his sentences because he was not use to having to work to get what he wants in the court room.  Judge de Coss is smart and will not allow the lawyers to confuse or muddy the issues with distractions which make no difference.  It was my pleasure to watch him in action today.

As someone who votes Democrat nearly 99% of the time, this is one Republican who needs to stay on the bench.  The Cameron county justice system needs him.  Governor's Abbott's wife really needs to come to Cameron county and campaign for him.  It is about justice and not party labels.


Today Marisa Govea Hernandez appeared in court with her hair cut shorter to ear length, unmoved by the severity of the charge.

Judge De Coss was more than prepared and left Ernesto Gamez to have to actually work.  His daughter I must say is brilliant and well spoken.  I would imagine in a few years she will be one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Cameron county.  It was hard not to laugh as she would finish her dad's sentences because Ernesto was lost and scrambling.  

I forgot to pull the indictment.  Today's issue was about the missing evidence.  The tape of the accident.  Detective Clipper everyone agrees is as the heart of the controversy.  He only saved the the part with the impact.  DA Saenz has a duty to hire the best company available to enhance the video to show who was clearly driving and that she hit a person.  Saenz will not.

Gamez was so all over the place after admitting Ralph Tipton gave him the civil deposition and Gamez actually used them to prove a point - which he lost - Gamez then claimed the depositions were filed with the court ex parte and he did not get them.  It was like watching a drunk clown in action.  Thank god for his daughter.  Again she is very, very good.

Even the DA admitted to having received the civil depositions from Tipton.  Why did Saenz not get them himself? Why did Tipton have to get them on a USB drive and give them to Saenz as evidence in the case.

DE COSS' SPOT ON ANALYSIS OF THE LAW

Each crime has elements you must prove.  In this case the elements are:

(a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that results or is reasonably likely to result in injury to or death of a person shall:
(1) immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close to the scene as possible;
(2) immediately return to the scene of the accident if the vehicle is not stopped at the scene of the accident;
(3) immediately determine whether a person is involved in the accident, and if a person is involved in the accident, whether that person requires aid;  and
(4) remain at the scene of the accident until the operator complies with the requirements of Section 550.023.
- See more at: http://codes.findlaw.com/tx/transportation-code/transp-sect-550-021.html#sthash.SaghaJh4.dpuf


Judge De Coss made a big deal that the statute says immediately, not an hour later.  This is important and evidence of his loyalty to the law.  Gamez wants the video thrown out because it does not show the defendant's son searching an hour later.  Judge De Coss found that part of the missing tape is not material because it was an hour later not immediately as required by the statute.  I was so proud of Judge de Coss not falling for the trap and distraction Gamez was trying to play.

There may be a problem with the indictment.  Gamez claims it does not allege immediately.  Saenz better get on top of this immediately and make sure the indictment is in proper form.  Judge De Coss made clear the DA is free to say what it wants in the indictment, but then they have to prove it, and that it is a crime.  If Saenz's staff messed up the indictment and she is not re-indicted soon the entire case can be dismissed once a jury is chosen.  There is no excuse for Saenz not making sure the indictment is solid.

THIS CASE IS SIMPLE

If Saenz pays to have the video enhanced and it shows the defendant was driving and clearly hit a person, she is sunk.  All of the evidence shows she did not immediately investigate as required by law.  The state is alleging that where the body was found there was a safe place to park and get out of her car to search.  Saenz better have pictures of this area.  if he does not he is intentionally blowing the case.

FINALLY, VOTE DE COSS - I SAY THIS AS SOMEONE WHO ALMOST ALWAYS VOTES DEMOCRAT

Morgan, get the Governor's wife down here to campaign for De Coss.  To know her is to know a lovely woman of deep faith.  As someone who votes Democrat I am proud to have her as our First Lady.  She is a woman of immense good character.  We cannot afford to lose a judge like De Coss.

DOWN SYNDROME EMPLOYEE RETIRES AFTER 32 YEARS

Some Monday morning motivation for us all. After more than 30 years of service, McDonald's is throwing Freia, a longtime employee with Down syndrome a retirement party!

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BISD'S ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM DESESPERANZA ZENDEJAS IGNORES

"So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.
And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won't get them.
Whether treated or not, they do go to school. And, the problems these children face can play a big role in the major problems found in schools: chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior and dropping out."
My long term readers know this has been my number one issue with BISD for years.  It goes back to successful complaints against Art Rendon which eventually lead to his dismissal.  For the Trustees and Despesperanza Zendejas this is a non-issue which is costing the district children, making instruction in the classroom very difficult for teachers, and costing society and these children as they drop out of high school because they just cannot get the help they need.
Years ago I called on BISD, UTB, and Valley Baptist to work to recruit a true pediatric psychiatrist to Brownsville.  Between the three institutions there would have been more than enough work.  All three institutions ignored my written suggestion supported by evidence of need.  A family psychiatrist is not the same as a pediatric psychiatrist.
Many ADHD, ADD, or children with classroom anxiety are better served in a classroom of 10 or fewer.  A classroom of 30 students for any student with any of these problems is a near guaranteed failure for the child.  A student for whom I fought BISD nearly every year since middle school just graduated, after the TEA made it clear BISD was going to accommodate this child or face the consequences.  Even after we proved we were able to turn this child around in a classroom of 10 of fewer, the teachers would go around the parents telling the child she really needed to be in a regular classroom.  She told the parents about the pressure being put on her and that nonsense stopped.
When you have a child who wants to learn but cannot because of ADHD, ADD, or classroom anxiety, they tend to act out in the classroom, and then it becomes a disciplinary problem. It also makes it harder for the teacher to teach thereby denying an education to the children who do not need extra help.  This only compounds the problem and further pushes the child away from learning.  BISD's policy is to punish these children instead of trying to understand them.
Because of lawsuits around the country, and threats of lawsuits in Texas, our truancy laws were changed to force BISD to address the causes of truancy before acting on the child.  Studies had shown mental illness and disability was a major source of truancy.
Dr. Sylvia Atkinson was taking the lead on solving all of these problems when Joe Rodriguez working with other trustees forced Desesperanza Zendejas to fire Dr. Atkinson because according to Minerva Peña Dr. Atkinson had started to file complaints against administrators and in particular one principal who had falsified reports to help cover-up these problems.
BISD finally had someone fighting for these children and Desesperanza fired her in exchange for Joe Rodriguez and other Board Members support for the job. This is why every incumbent must be replaced.  This is why Desesperanza Zendejas is going around to the business community telling people Dr. Atkinson will not work well with her.  Maybe because Dr. Atkinson will put special needs children ahead of the bad board deals which benefit everyone but the children in need.
If Rigo Bocanegra really cared about the children he and his supporters would be backing Dr. Atkinson.  She has proven herself when it comes to special needs children. So why does Rigo Bocanegra oppose the one educated person who has tried to make a difference for special needs children?  He gave us wheel chair steeling Carlos Elizondo who participated in getting rid of Dr. Atkinson, and now asks us to vote for him instead of the one person who has actually has proven special needs children need extra attention at BISD.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

so who are you mooching off of at nyssa, n 22nd?

GENDER - A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT WITH NO REAL MEANING



gender (n.) Look up gender at Dictionary.com
c. 1300, "kind, sort, class," from Old French gendregenre "kind, species; character; gender" (12c., Modern French genre), from stem of Latin genus(genitive generis) "race, stock, family; kind, rank, order; species," also "(male or female) sex," from PIE root *gene- (see genus). Also used in Latin to translate Aristotle's Greek grammatical term genos. The grammatical sense is attested in English from late 14c. The -d- is a phonetic accretion in Old French (compare sound (n.1)).

The "male-or-female sex" sense is attested in English from early 15c. As sex (n.) took on erotic qualities in 20c., gender came to be the usual English word for "sex of a human being," in which use it was at first regarded as colloquial or humorous. Later often in feminist writing with reference to social attributes as much as biological qualities; this sense first attested 1963. Gender-bender is from 1977, popularized from 1980, with reference to pop star David Bowie.


Source: Etymology Dictionary

I have spent over 30 years thinking about this issue and observing changes.  Do I understand it all - nope - I just know the overwhelming evidence is there is no such thing as male or female.  They are mere words based on initial grunts from early man, which evolved into social constructs of the proper role of babies born with vaginas and those born with penises.  There is no medical evidence male, female, and gender are anything but words which developed over time based on observations which are not based in science.

The sexual spectrum is a million options left to right and for each of these options there are another million up and down.

Genitalia is merely a word which describes our penis and vagina.  I will not say sexual organs because that would be inaccurate based on what we now know.

I will not presume to understand anything anyone feels.  I know of someone about to take the final step in surgery to remove the penis in favor of a vagina.  I do not understand it.  Why?  I do not believe either define gender and that you can be 100% woman with a penis and 100% man with a vagina.  But if the surgery is what you need to feel whole,  then so be it.  I do fear the psychological therapy and PC within the transgender community is biased to the concept that gender exists, when there is no scientific evidence gender is anything more than a word.

A woman, what ever that means, is what makes you feel whole - nothing more nothing less.  You  should feel whole.

I do know in 10 years what the self anointed leadership in the transgender community is calling correct today will be denounced as based on a misunderstanding of gender and what it means.

I suffered more discrimination from the Dallas Gay Alliance [back then the term lesbian was not included] than from any other group.  When those of us would raise the issue of bi-sexuality, we were yelled at as mentally ill, in denial about who we were - by the leaders of the Dallas Gay Alliance.  The idea that I cold choose between having sex with a man or a woman based on my instinct went against the PC of the time for these self anointed leaders in the Gay community.

Today, I do not believe is simple bi-sexuality.  It is so, so complex.  Yes, a trio with Angelina Jolie and Victor on the current Big Brother 18 may kill me based on the eroticism.  But that is sex and not intimacy.  Also, sex is not sex - just because I can enjoy sex with a woman does not mean every other man who can enjoy sex with a man or a woman, enjoys it the same way.  It is so, so complex.  Some bi-sexual men can marry a woman and be happy, others cannot.  No one can be put into one box.

I know people in my age group who 30 years ago were offended when I told them the truth.  As society embraced the changes and stigmas went by the way side, people started to give in to their instincts.  What so many couples I know who have been married for 30 and 40 years have learned is, gender roles are a form of slavery and they are discovering sexual pleasures they thought were abnormal because they did not fall into the cubby hole of the social construct of gender.

Guys, abandon the social construct of gender which is a myth based on a grunt by early man, and follow your instincts.  That is who you are.  Be happy - be yourself.



   

 RIGO BOCANEGRA HAS ALWAYS REMINDED ME OF PAT ON THE OLD SATURDAY NIGHT SKITS - WHO IS HE? - OTHER THAN A FACE

Kiko Rendon the failed former TSC Trustee, got his butt kicked in the Port Election with heavy funding from Mike Hernandez, of OP10.33. TSC is a mess in part because of Kiko Rendon's mismanagement of Lily Tercero, TSC's now former President. Rigo Bocanegra desperate for recognition calls this the type endorsement which makes him feel qualified. But then there is Tony Zavaleta the nemesis of of Mike Hernandez, of OP10.33. The public battle between Mike and Tony was played out on the blogs.

 So is Rendon on the outs with Mike Hernandez, or has Tony Z, and Mike mended fences?  Who knows?

WHAT I DO KNOW

These pictures of endorsement prove Rigo Bocanegra has no standards.  Praising himself for being endorsed by people who damaged TSC.  Let us not forget the back door deal which got Tony Z.'s wife promoted at TSC, until the entire mess blew up in the press and her promotion was rescinded.

RIGO GAVE US PRESAS-GARCIA AND CARLOS ELIZONDO

Rigo assured us that Presas-Garcia who has now cost BISD at least $205,000 to defend her frivolous lawsuit, and wheel chair stealing Carlos Elizondo, were good for BISD,  With this track record, and the endorsement of two of the characters who have helped to bring down TSC Rigo asks us to make him a trustee.  Say What?

How many times does Rigo get to endorse the enemy before we understand he is bad for Brownsville?  You know the saying fool me once shame on you - fool me twice shame on me - what would it be for fool me three times? "I'm just too stupid to not be fooled."

BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION WITH CRIMINAL INTENT MURDERS STORM AS IT ENTERS CAMERON COUNTY

Last night this storm was on the edge of Cameron county with great hope for rain.  Upon learning of same, the Brownsville city commission ordered an emergency meeting directing Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez to send out his crack troops to murder the storm.  Well my friends as the storm was moving into Cameron county it was blown to high heaven - no rain.

Monday, August 29, 2016


WATCH FOR STORM, YELLOW X MOVES FURTHER SOUTH WITH EACH UPDATE

Watch this storm

IT'S 2:52 A.M. AND I AM STILL WORKING

There will be no blogging on Monday.  I will be working well into the morning.  I have way too much work.  The BV will be back Tuesday.  

Saturday, August 27, 2016


TRAVIS COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIR OUSTED - ROBERT MORROW

Do not read the graphic if vulgar language will upset you, but it is essential to the story.  Robert Morrow was not released as the Party Chair for his consistent abusive language, but because he had himself put on the presidential ballot as a write in while attacking Donald Trump.

Here is the kicker though, 54% of the voting Republicans this year in Travis county elected him the county chair, knowing how crazy his language was.  What does that say about the Travis County Republicans?

"Morrow was elected chairman in March with 54 percent of the vote, unseating incumbent James Dickey. He quickly built a reputation for his conspiracy theories — which accuse politicians living and dead of adultery, murder and pedophilia — his lewd denunciations and his outlandish public appearances."

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Hillary is down only 6% in Texas. The right story showing how disastrous the Republicans are in Texas could put her well within the margin of error by the time early voting starts.  No matter how much I dislike her, if she is within the margin of error by early voting I will be voting for her.  A win by Hillary could mean the end of the Republicans in Texas, and the Dems taking the governors house in 2018.

Also another poll has former governor Perry beating Ted Cruz in a Senate race in 2018.  The Republican Party is fracturing, now is the time to strike.

Friday, August 26, 2016


TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER'S ABANDON HOME IN FLORIDA WHERE HE IS REGISTERED TO VOTE

If this were a Democrat Fox News would be having a melt down.  The house is deemed for destruction.  You will note there is no front window.  Florida is a swing state Trump must win.  How many false Republican registrations do we have in Florida?

The actual owner of the home has confirmed it is set for demolition and that Trump's campaign manager has never lived in the home.

He has a home in California and Washington DC.

If this were a minority the Republicans would be prosecuting, but it is an Anglo privileged Republican so it will be an "oh well."

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THE VA HAS REACHED THE POINT OF BEING SO OVERWHELMED VETERANS ARE ENDANGERED


For the most part, the general practitioners at the Harlingen VA are good.  They are just way over worked.  Some refuse to go the extra mile and leave the veteran without the necessary care.  My doctor routinely worked 70 hour weeks until she calculated her retirement date and how much vacation time was owed to her, and she retired.  We lost a very good doctor.

That retirement cost me all of the time spent on getting me sent to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, SAMMC, for what may be a neurologically based respiratory problem.  It is not unusual while awake or asleep I start to suffocate because I cannot breath.

I have now surrendered on the issue. All I can get from the VA is I have been approved for care at SAMMC, but somehow VA Harlingen and SAMMC cannot hook up to make arrangements for the appointment.  I am  told on a regular basis by the nurse responsible for arranging the appointment that she will call me back the same day - never a return call.  I wait a few days and get the same lie.  So I surrender.  You will lose your mind waiting on the VA to get it right.  They are overwhelmed and the Republican Congress refuses to increase their funding.

Did you know the call center used by the VA to receive all of the veteran complaints is in Brownsville?  The workers sit there all day and type in the complaint and they are then sent to who knows where.  Nothing changes.

ANOTHER VETERAN TURNED AWAY BLOWS HIS BRAINS OUT

"He went to the E.R. and was denied service," one of the people, who currently works at the hospital, told the Times. "And then he went to his car and shot himself."

"Someone dropped the ball," the worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the paper. "They should not have turned him away."

The hospital, meanwhile, reportedly said there was no indication Kaisen showed up at the E.R. prior to the incident."


Because Valley Baptist is so dangerous I am not going to the ER although the time has come.  It has been a year since I started to complain about what is probably a second bile duct obstruction.  You complain and nothing comes of it.  The urine test back in June showed possible bile duct obstruction.  I was told to not worry about it independent of the pain.

Well then came the pain which indicates the infection has possibly spread to the pancreas - told to not worry.  Then came the bloody diarrhea with the horrible pain the in pancreas area.  Nothing.  I then raised a stink and got an appointment for an ultra sound for September 7, 2016.  That is the best they can do, unless I go to VB ER, which I will not do.

Last time the VA radiologist misread the ultra sound and it was the specialist who does the bile duct repairs with a procedure known as an ERCP, who caught it. He is also the one who found I had an inflamed gallbladder, although I had it out allegedly at VB some 4 years earlier.  The VA just kept on ignoring me.

So I wait in pain and bleeding.  If I go to VB they can choose your doctor which is not an option.  Further some 5 years ago, they were sending me home rather than do an ultra sound because the ER doctor claimed nothing was wrong with me.  The fact the morphine did nothing to subside the pain meant nothing.  I made a big stink and will never forget the tech's eyes when he was doing the ultra sound.  I said "I am not going home?"  He said "nope."  Then the next morning Valley Baptist told me they had no surgeons available to laparoscopic surgery, so I would have to agree to an old fashion 5 inch incision.

Valley Baptist is never an option unless you are in a life or death situation.  

Thursday, August 25, 2016



BECAUSE LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

KENT WHITTEMORE FOR BISD

This is a safe haven post which means no positive or negative comments. Before I agreed to post this ad, I spoke with Mr. Whittemore and am confident he is not with OP10.33, and is idea solution driven.  Why I believe him is not important, but certain things were said which lead me to believe he is telling the truth.

HOW TO GET MORE MONEY TO THE CHILDREN

He understands that you have to reduce other budget items in order to increase spending in the classroom. One of his ideas is in the older wings of some schools and portables is to start installing windstorm certified windows, which will make the classroom first and foremost safer for the children, reduce the cost of energy and reduce the cost of insurance.  Those savings can then be redirected to the classroom.  It may be a long process, but it shows he is thinking outside the box to find money for the classroom.

Thinking outside of the box is how we are going to fix this.

PEOPLE HATE RULES

The BV imposes rules to be imposed by me, its moderator.  I have made clear I will not post vulgarities from anony persons.  I will not post conclusory statements which are not otherwise supported elsewhere.  So to the the same two people posting the same vulgarities, I will just keep on rejecting them.

CHIEF RODRIGUEZ ALLOWS JESSICA TETREAU KALIFA FORMER EMPLOYEE TO SKIP OUT TO AVOID ARREST WARRANT

Upon learning Jessica's former employee had a pending arrest warrant she asked that it be enforced.  At the time she was being video recorded on a domestic abuse charge against the same person.  The arrest warrant was in part for the employee driving a company truck without proper registration.  He failed to appear when Jessica and Art Kalifa refused to pay that part of the fine.  He was working for them at the time using an unregistered company truck.  He would tell interesting stories about what he was doing other than washing cars when he was sent out in the truck.

On the day he discovered he was punched out while not washing cars, a matter which Jessica and Art had already lost in federal court with other employees, a domestic abuse situation followed after he left work.  When the officer refused to even enter the home to take pictures of the damage or the victim or arrest Jessica's employee she assured me she would have the sergeant on duty call the police officer at  the location to do his job.  An hour later she texted me to say she could not find the phone number for the police.  I am certain even her children know it is 911.

This guy had a lot of stories about how Jessica and Art Kalifa run their businesses.  It was not in her best interest to have this guy arrested.

The best we know is he skipped out to Dallas to work in construction for a family member.  He left behind unpaid child support for three children from two different women, and an unexecuted arrest warrant Chief Rodriguez refused to order executed on.  Do you now know why Jessica calls him the best police chief ever?

The corruption will never end.  Forget the FBI - they make Villalobos look like a saint.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


IT GETS BETTER - WHAT IS ELIA THINKING?

I am trying to track money.  I want to know who put Elia up to this little con job at BISD.  GUESS WHAT?  Even before Elia knew she would have no challenger in the 2016 primaries she was not doing any fundraising, so she claims.  A review of all filed campaign finance reports  for 2016, shows she has not file even one, which means she is claiming she spent no money and raised no money.

CORRECTION:

My mistake on Elia, she files in Austin and not locally.  In comments is a post by a reader which shows a Houston lawyer gave her $2,500 of the $3,000 she raised in 2016.  I thank my reader for the correction.  Research on the lawyer shows he has never appeared before Judge Cornejo Lopez and represents San Benito ISD in tax lawsuits.

But the story on Leo is spot on - the filing was late, and why the $1,000 over a year after the campaign to pay down the $93,000 loan to his campaign?

If anyone remembers seeing an ads or push cards or signs for the 2016 Primary in the name of Elia Cornejo Lopez, I need them as proof she failed to file any campaign finance report as required by law.

BUT HERE IS THE KICKER

During my search I found a $1,000 donation to Elia Cornejo Lopez's husband's failed campaign for county commissioner, in 2014.  It is dated August 2015, from Rick Zayas.  It was used to pay down a $93,000 loan to the campaign.  It was filed in April 2016, when by law it had to be filed by January 1, 2016.


This family seems to be ethically challenged.  Why?




ELIA CORNEJO LOPEZ AT 5:03 P.M YESTERDAY FILED HER FORMAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE BISD ELECTION

No one removed her, as suggested elsewhere, this was her choice.  This is telling, she could have resigned as a judge - thereby solving the problem although the statute does say the second filing is invalid.  

This story will not end and the readers are needed on this one.  There is an email, something in documented form which will show her intent was to defeat Presas-Garcia, then resign leaving it to Joe Rodriguez and his lemmonistic followers on the Board to appoint another lemming to follow Joe Rodriguez. 

This was dirty politics to defraud the electorate and the truth must be exposed.  With this case, and if anyone were willing to  fight to get to the truth about how BISD withheld exculpatory evidence against Sylvia Atkinson, Joe Rodriguez would fall along with Desesperanza Zendejas.  But unfortunately Sylvia Atkinson whose campaign is being run on fear of what Mike Hernandez will say will not fight for the BISD children to end the reign of Joe Rodriguez and Desesperanza Zendejas.  

It is not hard people, the BISD police chief should have been fired for withholding the exculpatory evidence from the grand jury.  His actions are an indictable offense.  Why was he not fired?  Zendejas is running cover for him.  If I am wrong let him post with his name a denial along with a clear statement he gave the evidence to Saenz and Saenz withheld it from the grand jury.  We need to win this people and expose the money behind the inept and corrupt Desesperanza Zendejas.

We won this battle, now we must win the battle against Joe Rodriguez, Desesperanza Zendejas, and the money behind them.




THE BV - THE ONLY PLACE YOU WILL GET THE CORRECT STORY

Elia Cornejo Lopez technically remains on the ballot.  Remi Garza has no authority at this time to remove her from the ballot.  Gary Long as is always the case cannot read even a simple statute.  I will get there.

Upon learning of my judicial complaint, and posting of the election law, Elia Cornejo Lopez went to the elections office and was told that Remi Garza would follow the law.  She was told BISD will submit the ballot and that they would actually be the ones to determine if her name remains on the ballot.

Elia Cornejo Lopez was told exactly what was told to Remi Garza's office by the lawyers at the SOS office.  She cannot be on the ballot for two offices.

Gary Long's statement it is for Elia Lopez to decide what to do is incorrect.  The last position she applied for is invalid.  This means her application for BISD is invalid.  But BISD can refuse to remove her name which will mean the SOS office will have to get involved.

The law, missed by Gary Long:

"(b) If a person files more than one application for a place on a ballot in violation of this section, each application filed subsequent to the first one filed is invalid."

Further the fact her BISD application is invalid as a matter of law does not change the fact she violated the Canon's of Judicial Conduct. The Commission can do anything from a private reprimand to removing her as a judge for her actions. Actually they can run cover for her and say it does not matter she failed to resign. "Shall" does not provide for discretion, but the Commission can simply say since her name was removed from the BISD ballot, they will give her a pass.

The BV where you come for the complete and accurate story. I expect a notice of withdrawal filed by Elia Cornejo Lopez to be filed in the next day or two with BISD. But we still need to investigate the con. I am convinced she intended to resign if she won so that the Board could appoint someone acceptable to the Rodriguez majority. This story is far from over for Elia Cornejo Lopez.

The Herald will never print the truth, so it is up to the bloggers to find a real - not made up - credible source who will give us the real story and evidence of the con - such as an email. Maybe I should call the Russian Embassy for help.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


WATCH HOW MIGUEL SALINAS RUNS COVER FOR ELIA CORNEJO LOPEZ AND ERASMO CASTRO

A candidate can be removed from the ballot on a timely basis by one of two means, BISD on its own can reject the application for a place on the ballot, or another candidate files a challenge and BISD grants the challenge.  Presas-Garcia has every reason in the world to formally challenge Elia Cornejo Lopez and Erasmo Castro.  This will leave the anti-Cata vote being split between the other two female candidates thereby increasing her chances of winning with a plurality vote.

The following is the email I sent to Miguel Salinas who can advise BISD to strike the applications of Elia Cornejo Lopez and Erasmo Castro, but he will not because Zendejas and Rodriguez seek to corrupt the election as necessary to remove Presas-Garcia.  I will never vote for Cata, but the BV is always about process and my personal dislike for Cata is not a basis to ignore the proper process.

My Email to Miguel Salinas, who will ignore it.  

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I BROKE A CARDINAL RULE ON PROPER LEGAL RESEARCH - JUDGE ELIA CORNEJO-LOPEZ IS OUT OF BISD RACE

Judges use to anger real fast with me while during oral argument I would hand them new legal opinions only hours old.  They hated it.  I would never go to court without first checking for the  latest case law. 

Well in this case I relied on an old AG opinion, instead of checking the current Canons on Judicial Conduct.  The Canons changed after the last AG opinion on the issue.

To my readers, I am sorry for not having done my job properly and relying on an old AG opinion.

CANON 5

(3) A judge shall resign from judicial office upon becoming a candidate in a contested election for a non-judicial office either in a primary or in a general or in a special election. A judge may continue to hold judicial office while being a candidate for election to or serving as a delegate in a state constitutional convention or while being a candidate for election to any judicial office. (4) A judge or judicial candidate subject to the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act, Tex. Elec. 


The on line complaint has been filed with the Commission on Judicial Conduct

UPDATE:

From a reader.  Elia's application as a matter of law is invalid.  Unfortunately only a candidate can challenge her application.  I cannot not.  I can file with the Commission, but only a candidate can file with BISD.

"Sec. 141.033. FILING APPLICATIONS FOR MORE THAN ONE OFFICE PROHIBITED. (a) A candidate may not file applications for a place on the ballot for two or more offices that:
(1) are not permitted by law to be held by the same person; and
(2) are to be voted on at one or more elections held on the same day.
(b) If a person files more than one application for a place on a ballot in violation of this section, each application filed subsequent to the first one filed is invalid.

Monday, August 22, 2016


BISD ELECTION - IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE KIDS VOTE A BLANK BALLOT

Because each place has 5 candidates the winning candidate can literally win with a mere 21% of the vote.

From the Herald:

Here are the candidates, listed by the board position they seek and place on the ballot:
Position 3: 1. Argelia Miller, 2. Herman Otis Powers Jr. (incumbent), 3. Josette A Cruz, 4. Jorge Valdez, 5. Phillip T. Cowen.
Position 5: 1. Laura Perez-Reyes, 2. Erasmo Castro, 3. Elia Cornejo Lopez, 4. Caty Presas-Garcia (incumbent), 5. Laura Castro.
Position 6: 1. Roberto Uresti, 2. Rhonda Cavazos, 3. Anna E. Hernandez-Oquin, 4. Kent Whittemore, 5. Minerva M. Peña (incumbent).
Position 7: 1. Norberto Rangel, 2. Jose Hector Chirinos (incumbent), 3. Rigo Bocanegra, 4. Sylvia Perez Atkinson, 5. Orlando Carlos Treviño.
There are a lot of new names, but based on FB posts I have seen no evidence any of the candidates know anything about the issues.
BUT THE MOST INTERESTING RACE IS POSITION 5.  You have 4 women competing for the female vote with one male candidate, this will work to Erasmo Castro's benefit.  But you also have 4 candidates splitting the anti-Presas-Garcia vote - this will benefit Presas-Garcia in a plurality vote.  Judge Elia Cornejo-Lopez is a wrench in this race.  She will raise the money and carry a lot of weight as a judge.  With only 21% of  the vote to win she could pull enough anti-Presas-Garcia vote and female vote to take the election.The other candidates are non-starters.  

UPDATE:  I am trying to understand why Judge Lopez would put her position as a judge in jeopardy in order to run for the office of trustee.  Well actually the judicial position only becomes endangered if she wins.  She can technically win, thereby throwing Presas-Garcia off of the Board, and then accept the position and then immediately resign thereby giving the new majority the right to appoint Presas-Garcia's replacement.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN YOU WILL VOTE A BLANK BALLOT.
One simple issue no one is talking about.  Millions are spent on attorneys fees and legal settlements while the teachers go without supplies.  The federal government has declare our children so poor the government pays to feed our school children three free meals a day.  BISD then turns around and demands the parents who cannot even feed their children fund the teachers with classroom supplies.  Shame - absolutely no shame by any incumbent board member or Desesperanza Zendejas.  Mike Hernandez would have been better off buying every teacher three cases of copy paper than passing out bug spray.  The bug spray will do nothing to stop or control the Zika virus.  It was a con publicity stunt which helped no one.
Will any candidate raise any specific issue - I doubt it because they do not know the issues or the needs of the children.
AGAIN IF YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN - SEND A MESSAGE WITH A BLANK BALLOT.






TEXAS CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM - A NIGHTMARE WHICH NEEDS FEDERAL COURT INTERVENTION

This morning I learned one of our many corrupt judges has authorized Texas Medicaid to stop paying for speech, occupational, and physical therapy for children on medicaid.  Every candidate for BISD should be making this a central issue their campaign.  They will not because they do not care enough to get educated.  I re-emphasis - vote a blank ballot.

In the case of the DWI victim wherein Chief Rodriguez or DA Saenz have refused to arrest Gabriela Salazar for Intoxication Assault, the victim has been provided no rights.

The Texas Crime Victims program between their own incompetence and the incompetence of DA Saenz, BPD Chief Rodriguez, is nearly worthless.  The case I am working on I managed to get the application approved in 3 days for 100% coverage, but then I learned no one accepts the Crime Victims Compensation Insurance because of the incompetence of DA Saenz, BPD Chief Rodriguez and the Crime Victims program.  They have failed to educate medical providers about the program so no one accepts the insurance.

I spent several days working on the special wheel chair this young man will need.  There is no hope of him walking any time soon if ever.  You cannot touch his thighs or carry him for fear of damaging the pelvic area.  Because of Valley Baptist's neglect they are healing on their own.  By the time they got him to University Hospital it was too late to do the surgery so now they wait to allow the fractures to heal on their own.

No matter how hard I worked to get the local medical supply company to work with the Texas Crime Victims office it was hopeless.  The case  manager in Austin has yet to return any phone calls in a week.  Push came to shove and we could wait no longer for the Texas Crime Victims unit to put in writing they would pay for the wheel chair.  The young man has been sent home, but needed a wheel chair.  The doctor with University hospital was clear, he cannot be lifted without damaging the pelvic area.  It was a wheel chair or nothing.

WELL I PAID THE $500 FOR THE WHEEL CHAIR

I verified through medical records and interviewing the victim the brain damage has caused major loss of memory.  The doctors and I have verified he has no memory of the accident or who was driving.  He has no memory from many parts of his life.  VB did nothing to treat the brain injury.

THERE WILL BE NO SPEECH OR PHYSICAL THERAPY

The victim is to start speech and physical therapy this week.  It will not happen.  University Hospital swears up and down they sent the orders with verification of insurance to the rehab center in Brownsville.  The father and I visited several facilities while interviewing the therapist.  University hospital will no longer even accept our phone calls.  They refuse to give a name of the person they spoke with at the physical therapy center in Brownsville.  The center in Brownsville is adamant they have received no phone calls or documents from University hospital.  

HOW DA SAENZ AND POLICE CHIEF RODRIGUEZ HAVE FAILED THE VICTIMS

The patient had 4 prescriptions.  The Texas Crime Victims program is not on line like medicaid, medicare or any regular insurance company wherein the pharmacy can input the policy information and get verification of coverage.  Victims are expected to wait weeks to get approval for their medications.  This is medical malpractice on the part of Texas AG Ken Paxton's office.  The medical equipment company such as with any other insurance should have been able to access the Crime Victims Program on line while entering the approved claim number and then receiving verification of coverage.  Nope you have to wait weeks for anyone to return your phone call and you go without the wheel chair or your medications.  The father had to charge the 4 medications.

The victim cannot wait weeks for the Crime Victims Program to return the phone call to the case manager.  Until the physical therapy facility gets assurance of payment they will not start the physical therapy.  In the month or longer it will take to process the request the young man will be a cripple.

DA SAENZ AND BPD CHIEF HAVE FAILED TO EDUCATE MEDICAL PROVIDERS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

I do not care with who you speak.  No one will accept the insurance because they have no experience with the Texas Crime Victims Program, or if they have experience they are unwilling to work with them again.

Instead of Saenz and Rodriguez running around promoting themselves they need to have meetings with pharmacies, medical supply providers and physical therapy facilities to educate them about the program so they know they will get paid.

So unless I or the family can raise the money for physical therapy, this young man will not get his physical therapy.  He will become a cripple.  

UNTIL THE FEDERAL COURTS INTERVENE TEXAS WILL NEVER PROPERLY IMPLEMENT THE TEXAS CRIME VICTIMS PROGRAM

It is so simple, all they have to do is create an online verification system like any other insurance company and the problem is fixed.  But this is Republican Texas, where technology is considered a homosexual communist conspiracy.