Monday, July 31, 2017


TRUMP'S NEW CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL KELLY FIRES SCARAMUCCI JUST 10 DAYS INTO THE JOB
"White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is out of the job after less than 10 days in the post.
The former financier, who took the job last Friday, had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues.
Mr Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their post over his appointment.
The decision was made by Mr Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, US media report. A statement is expected soon."


JCP SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

JCP is not happy one bit about being used as a pawn in the publicity stunt done by others.  They did not consent to the coverage and never would have.

Here are the facts Mike Hernandez's paid hack did not include, because it would have taken away from Mike Hernandez's self promoting story.

JCP year after year has worked with various local organizations including city and county entities to identify children in need of school clothes and back backs.  These organizations identify a set number of children and JCP invites then for free school clothes and back packs.

The children made orphaned were brought to the attention of JCP and they were brought in just as other children identified by other organizations.

JCP never runs out and promotes it program because it is unseemly.  A lesson Mike Hernandez will never learn.

You will not see his bought and paid for hack write a story about the hundreds of families in Brownsville who buy clothes and school supplies for the neediest children.  But they are not seeking public praise for what any good Christian would do in silence.  But then there is Mike Hernandez. He is always seeking publicity to build is reputation.  The people are not fooled.

JCP is proud of its service to the community, but was not at all happy with the publicity which was done without their consent. They were made a pawn in a political stunt.  In fact JCP is so committed to Brownsville, it is expanding its store to include appliances and some time this week mattresses.  They are keeping jobs in Brownsville while they close stores all over the country.  JCP and Brownsville are a good mix and we need to keep it that way.
 
JCP's does not want to be part of any one's publicity stunts or political stunts.  They are a good corporate neighbor and need to be protected from this nonsense.

GEORGE GAVITO AND MIKE HERNANDEZ - A PAIR MADE IN HELL

So lets get this straight, Mike Hernandez wants to silence all negative truthful press against him by either paying off the bloggers, or suing them into an endless state of harassment until they agree to never publish truthful negative information about him or any of his many organizations.  This my friends is Mike Hernandez defecating on the coffins of the soldiers who died defending Freedom of Speech.  Not happy with defecating on the coffins of our dead soldiers, he now for self promotion using his character challenged flunky to defecate on the coffin of a baby.

Last year I asked my readers to help with the expenses of the funeral for a new born.  Within minutes I had a person who demanded anonymity offer to pay for everything.  He did not send some highly questionable character to keep his promise.  He sent family members to pay the funeral parlor and cemetery.  He never asked for credit.

Mike Hernandez pays a blogger for praise for donating chump change with many others to pay for a baby's funeral.  My source pays 100% and demands no credit.  You see the difference in character?

FAVOR GUYS:  I want a pic of these two with their pants down, show no privates, squatting over the coffins of our soldiers and a baby.  Just squatting - I do not want to see any poo. bobbywc58@yahoo.com

SO WHO IS GEORGE GAVITO

THE ALLEGED BRIBE

"Cameron County sheriff candidate George Gavito, in a taped telephone
conversation, told a woman he could get her a job in exchange for her not
testifying in a grand jury investigation of District Attorney Luis Saenz.
Gavito named Saenz, state Rep. Rene Oliveira, and 107th state District Judge
Ben Euresti as scheming to offer grand jury witness Mary Lou Munivez a
$25,000-a-year job.
In return, Munivez would have to agree not to tell a state grand jury all she
knew, and to drop a federal sexual harassment complaint she had filed against
Saenz with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"So in other words, a $25,000 job, to blow everything off, to not continue
with the lawsuit ... basically, that would be it?" Munivez asked.
"Right," said Gavito, an investigator with the district attorney's office."
On Tampering with a witness the grand jury no-billed Gavito, but not without specific out bursts by grand jurors claiming the grand jury investigation was obstructed.
Gavito did plead no contest to obtaining a criminal record illegally.
"Oliveira and Gavito pleaded no contest in December to misdemeanor charges of
illegally obtaining a criminal history, something Gavito and Munivez also
discussed."
JURY FINDINGS IN ROSENTHAL CASE IMPLICATE GEORGE GAVITO
"The jury found Rosenthal paid Limas for favorable court rulings in civil cases, bribed witnesses, filed false personal injury cases, directed ex-state Rep. Jim Solis and others to pay funeral home directors and ex-Brownsville Navigation District police Chief George Gavito to refer cases. 
More to come but late for a meeting.  I thought I published this before the meeting.

There is so much more, up next JCP's response to the story concerning the orphaned children as misleading and a disservice to Brownsville.

Sunday, July 30, 2017



TEXAS PRESIDENT LBJ, LECTURING ON HEALTHCARE

All of these years later the Republicans still play tax breaks for the rich, promote military projects and wars the generals oppose while allowing good U.S. citizen Americans die or go bankrupt over medical bills.  You are many things but not an American if you either vote Republicans or run as a Republican, unless you are denouncing the corporatism and militarism of the Republican Party


THIS IS 100% TRUE

This is a short video worth watching.

THIS IS WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO GET A SECURITY CLEARANCE FOR

Now if I were to go on social media and say I want to kill an entire class of people, I would be arrested and possibly be put on a 72 hour hold for a psych evaluation.  It seems his soon to be ex wife is the only one who knew him well enough to run.

His security clearance report will raise a ton of questions as to his mental stability.  Trump has already made clear how he feels about our security services, so he will ignore the report.

I am beyond fed up with everyone who supports Trump, or the Republican leadership.  The Republican leadership is throwing the Party under the bus to protect Trump, while one by one more Republicans are finally saying that which needs to get said about Trump.

This is not an endorsement of the Democrats.  The leadership absolutely refuses to accept they lost because they are completely disconnected from the people, and in pushing for Hillary they proved the people do not matter.  There is no possibility I will vote in November 2018, for a Democrat unless they are out front condemning the national and  the local affiliates of the National and State Democratic Parties.  I must wonder what Gilbert Hinojosa is promising the County Chairs to not push for his removal.  No prominent Democrat will announce for Governor because they know Gilbert Hinojosa is a complete failure and is 100% disconnected from the people.

Friday, July 28, 2017



THE MODERATE AND MINDFUL REPUBLICANS ARE TURNING THEIR BACK ON REPUBLICAN ONLY RULE AND TRUMP

John McCain stood with his promise it is time to work across the isle.  Because Mitch McConnell refused to heed his warning, a very strong and determined John McCain voted down the repeal of Obama Care.

It does not end there Republican Senator Lindsey Graham openly said there will be holy hell to pay if AG Sessions is fired, and no confirmation hearing to replace him.  Going after Mueller will be the end of the Trump Presidency.




In my lifetime I never thought a respected US Senator would speak this way about the president.  And guys this is not a Democrat.  It a true blue rational conservative Republican.


HEAD OF JOINT CHIEFS REJECTS TRUMPS COMMAND ON NOT ALLOWING TRANSGENDERS TO SERVE

This is the most dangerous waters this country has ever entered between the president and the Joint Chiefs.  People are confused.  The Joint Chiefs do not take an oath to the president but to the Constitution and laws.

Constitutional law specialists are ready to seek an injunction if Trump ever goes through the proper channels to make his request official.  The Generals know Trump will lose, so for now they are openly defying him and standing with the law.  Remember military personnel do not have to accept illegal orders, even from the president.  This is a standoff which has damaged the presidency which in my opinion merits impeachment hearings in the house.  When the president forces our generals to challenge his orders as unlawful, we are entering dangerous waters which diminishes our democracy.

"The nation’s senior military officer said Thursday that there will be “no modifications” to Pentagon policies for now despite President Trumpsocial media posts declaring a ban on transgender troops in uniform.
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote in a memo to commanders and senior enlisted leaders of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines that the military will continue to "treat all of our personnel with respect."
Dunford said Pentagon policy on transgender troops would not change until the White House has issued Trump’s directive to Secretary of Defense James Mattis through formal channels — not on Twitter —  and the secretary’s office issues guidance on implementation to the service chiefs. It’s unclear when that might happen."
I am nearly certain the lawyers will inform Trump if he completes the formal process it will never hold up and he will have lost all confidence in him by the generals.  But Trump does not seem to understand.  Lindsey Graham certainly understands.
Off to bed for an hour before a final meal on SPI and then back home.



Thursday, July 27, 2017


THE BV ANNOUNCES RENE OLIVIERA THE WINNER IN THE MARCH PRIMARIES

So why the early prediction?  There is no one with the wits running against him to run a meaningful campaign.

In principle his numbes of years in Austin can mean we have a greater voice in Austin, All he has to do is put this on his campaign material and he wins.

If you thinK you are going to win by posting endless moronic posts about Rene  on social media, you are too stupid to hold office.  In fact the comments will turn people off and turn them to Rene.

The only way to beat Rene is to start full page ads every Sunday from now until March asking a simple question.  So after so many years in Austin as a Democrat with the Republicans controlling everything how has Rene used that power to help us?  The question begins to destroy this mindset of his long tenure works to our advantage.  But the answer to the question is nothing.

If you do not have people on your campaign who can pull up every Bill he has ever introduced, you do not have a campaign.  Each Ad needs to talk about the anti-LRGV Bills and anti consumer Bills.

The people need to be educated as to the truth to overcome the belief his tenure is his strength.

But now everyone running thinks the blogs are going to help.

The blogs are garbage.  They never help the candidates except in extremely close races.  So have at it guys use the blogs instead of the Herald every Sunday from here on out, and watch Rene return to Austin without even a runoff.

I welcome all comments which tells me how the people get educated about the truth that Rene's tenure does nothing for us.  Otherwise trolls, post to the other blogs.

Going to bed.




THE CLAN ON SPI

Top is the only picture of all of us.  It is sad 5 changed their minds at the last minute and did not come.  But the top picture is all of us.  This one I will make into a poster.  I got to SPI about 4:45 yesterday before the Pirate ship got in.  I cannot be with them during the day because I cannot really get out, plus I need my sleep.  So pic two is the entire clan on the pirate ship.
 
Pic 3 is my sister on the pirate ship with her eldest, and my brother's younger.

The last pic is almost all of the men, with me three of the 7 bothers, getting drinks while waiting to be seated at Pirates Landing.  By that point about 30 minutes after arriving I was done.  I ordered a small meal and struggled to eat it.  I was wiped.  We went back to my sister's place for a while and we both decided we needed to distress from being around so many people.  We went to my brother's, where it was just my brother, sister in law, my sister and me.  His daughters and grand kids were on the beach with flash lights like so many other kids and parents looking for crabs.  Then they would throw them back.  The four of us had a good time.

We got back to my sister' at midnight and all I wanted to do was sleep.  They had just rented Kong Skull Island, so we were up until 2.  I am sleeping on the couch next to the kitchen and wake up about the time my sister finished making French Toast and eggs.  I slept 9 hours.  I am home now and will go back to sleep.  I am in pain and tired.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017


THE UNHEEDED WARNING

I have said so many times, ""nothing is ever as it appears."  I am nowhere by chance and everywhere by intent. "

My work continues, but at a slower pace.  Timing is everything.  I act to collect evidence and it saddens me how easy it is to get people to give me the evidence I need.  Some people are so predictable I can get them to do exactly what I want.

My time is short in Brownsville.  I stay for Buster and my brother.  I am pretty much settled in on North Carolina. It could be a year or two who knows.  Plus I have some more repairs on the house before I can sell it for a respectable profit.

But heed the warning.  




THE FAMILY PARTIES ON ON SPI, WHILE I SLEEP AT HOME

Top pic is my sister, her three daughters, son in laws, and eldest grandchild and only boy with his girlfriend.  Next is all of her granddaughters.  Finally a lot of other family members on the beach at Wanna Wanna.  On Monday night I got there at 5 for the cookout with the entire clan.  It was exhausting.  I really could not do much because it is way too painful to walk or stand.  So I sat and visited.  I came home yesterday morning and slept most of the day.  I need to try and get a few things done, and then be on the island again by 5 and then come home again tomorrow morning.  

I am not having any fun with them because I cannot get around,.  So during dinner I sit and visit.  Yesterday I was way too tired to go back out to the island.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


TYPING MONKEY FAILS TO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Yes a very definite lawsuit is being filed against Word Press and the typing monkey.  Word Press tells you to read a specific case before filing a copyright infringement complain.  HerE is what it says on page one.

"“1YouTube is a for-profit company that generates revenues by selling advertising. If users choose to become “contentpartners” with YouTube, they share in a portion of the advertising revenue generated. Lenz is not a content partner and no advertisements appear next to the video. Case: 13-16106, 09/14/2015, ID: 9680698, DktEntry: 84-1, Page 5 of 34(5 of 39)”

In long established copyright law, once you are making a profit on another person's work, you are engaged in copyright infringement.  The key is you are making money.  The typing monkey complains about me using his picture, while sending me a pathetic post - look Bobby look I trashed you on my loser blog.  It is like dealing with a 5 year old.

No one pays me a penny.  The typing monkey desperate for nickels and dimes takes what he can by allowing advertisers to place ads.  He is therefore making money.

The other appellate courts have rejected the case used by WordPress to justify its copyright infringement policy.  Wordpress has more lawsuits against it than any other platform.

Oh yes my dear Maria the copyright lawsuit is coming.  I have a lot of law on my side.  The 5th circuit never looks to California for guidance.

The other issue  the case this quote  comess from is after the Solicitor General under Trump recommended the Supreme Court not hear the case, it is headed for trial.  This is standard Supreme Court Juridical methodology.  It wants to see the evidence on Fair Use before making a decision.

The problem with the case is, the 9th circuit basically defined Fair Use as all copyright material.  It will not hold.  There are too many stake holders who want to protect their copyright.

So I will proceed on the point I get paid nothing while Word Press takes money from its advertisers to promote copyright infringement and homophobia.  All I need do is include one advertiser who has not pulled their advertising and the typing money will be down.

He says I am jealous of his failed comical blog which specializes in lies and disinformation.  When he said he was in Colorado or Santa Fe his IP address came up every day that he was in his lonely ass apartment.

He will run as far away as possible before he sits for a deposition.  I do not fear a loss. I have a billion dollar industry on my side trying to kill the 9th circuit opinion.  This is not withstanding the courts which have already rejected it.  It also does not include the jury issue of whether the paid YouTube use of the Prince Song was Fair Use.  If the jury finds it was not, WordPress will spend at least a million dollars to protect its advertising dollars.

THE OTHER THING THE TYPING MONKEY FAILS TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THE TRUTH ELUDES HIM TO CREATE DISNFORMATION LIKE CLAIMING BROWNSVILLE'S UNEMPLOYMENT IS 35% WHEN IT FACT IT IS 7.2%

The group representing Prince's interests won the argument that so long as the complainer as a subjective believe their complaint is good, then even after a take down they cannot be sued.  They appeal this issue to the Supreme Court.  That is why I use the same language.  I am protected, uner the case law Word Press relies on.

But the final trial of the Youtube case will decide fair use and Word Press and the typing monkey could find themselves is a load of financial trouble.  Time is on my side.  The second it is filed, he will run. again.







THE CLAN HAVING FUN

This is just a small sampling.  I am taking the pages from FB.  I go to the island at night for dinner.  Spend the night and then come home to try and work.  Right now I am taking a break.

To left to right, sundown walk in the beach - left to right - sister in law, then a bunch of nieces, then my sister.

Second pic is NYPD Steve.  He spent hours last night cooking for more than 30 people. Next is NYPD Steve with his wife Coleen- the young from my sister.

Then is Coleen again with her cousin Ashley.

Next is Ashley's father with Coleen.

Then the nut jobs, my sister's three oldest granddaughters going on some swing belly down.  

Today they are going on banana boats while one niece stays at the house to watch the smaller ones and then off to a place I think is Wanawana.  Lunch is packed and they will spend the day on the beach.  I do not expect to go back tonight, I am way too tired.

On Friday I hope Gabriella's can hold 25-30 people.  It is their last night before driving to San Antonio for three days.

They are all having a great time and are preparing to come back next year.

Monday, July 24, 2017


TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS

It is not enough to simply announce the appointment of Dr. Rodriguez as the new president. Saying he worked at Houston Community College means nothing.  What does he bring from  Houston Community College?.  I taught there for three years, two government courses a semester.  After graduating the law school at U of H I moved back to DFW area.  Big mistake because I  was being promised the next full time opening if I  just waited.

Houston Community College is a student centered facility.  I was given a free hand in how I taught so long as I covered everything on the list I was given. I was good.  Thank god TSC is dropping the baby sitting method offered by Pearson.  The students did not like it, and it actually did nothing for them in terms of critical thinking, or preparing them for the university.

When I went for my interview as an adjunct [and for the record none were hired at that time] I did what I always did, I prepared.  I checked out Pearson and put in my PowerPoint Pearson's exam question which had the US as the wrong answer for which country is a democracy and listed Saudia Arabia as the correct answer.

At UT Arlington they used the same type program for the masters in teaching for online courses.  After every test all of the students would send the instructor easily 10 examples of wrong answers entered by the company and we would have to give her the page number showing we put the correct number.

These programs are bad and hurt the students.  The good news is TSC is done with Pearson and going to basic instruction again.  The classroom technology they need is a SmartBoard in every classroom. The instructor writes their own notes for the students an puts it up on the Smart Board via Power Point.  I would always include internet links to demonstrate things to the students.  You just touched the Smart Board and it went to the internet link.  It may be a video, or a chart.  When I taught world geography at Port Isabel highschool for 6 weeks as part of my certification, I would click on a video which shows how a river forms a canyon.  Some students need to see the process to understand it.  Merely describing it does not help them.  

The community college is where you teach the students how to learn at the university level - meaning learn how to take notes, outline essay questions so they can turn them into fill in the blank tests thereby forming an essay answer.  They will do it, because they like learning it and see how easy it is, instead of fearing it.

DR. RODRIGUEZ BRINGS THE HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE TO TSC

The first big thing I would like to see the Board do with Dr. Rodriguez's help and approval is get BISD's permission to use Veterans High School as a remote campus.  Houston Community College to make it easier on the students have campuses all over the district area in High Schools for basic classes such as History and American and Texas Government.  What this does is put the students closer to their classes.  It works and the students love it.

WHAT I SEE

TSC is heading into calm waters and a rebirth which will make TSC  a named institution people will recognize.

Again, welcome Dr. Rodriguez, I am sure being a product of management from Houston Community College, TSC is in amazing hands.

Sunday, July 23, 2017



MOST OF THE CLAN

The picture is 5 rows of all family.  Some seats appear empty, it is just the smaller ones sleeping on their mommy's lap.  Three more came at 4:05.  Traffic to get to the island was an hour back-up.

For her clan my sister rented a house which sleeps 20, and has 4 bathrooms, two garages, and as you can see a large private pool.

At this moment they are on the beach.  I had to come home to get some work done. Also I am concerned Buster is down to weeks.  I have to get her to the vet.  At times she has no idea who I am, and she is not eating well.

Last night we had a blast at Louie's Backyard.  I was historical watching a niece from California boyfriend eating a very large jalapeno stuffed with crab.  He ate it, but his mouth was on fire.  You could tell he was hurting.  Mine was very mild for me - so who knows.

If I am up to it I will return tomorrow.  I have some work I must get done.  I really cannot do anything with them other than stay at the house.  So if I can I will head back tomorrow night for a family cook out around that very large pool.  

I think they are taking the little ones on the pirate ship before I get there.  Some of the older ones want to go para sailing.

Well off to work,.  Maybe tomorrow I can get a good picture of the entire clan.


Friday, July 21, 2017


TYPING MONKEY CANNOT HELP HIMSELF

Dismayed he got caught in another lie, he sends me an article from the Texas Monthly which he claims describes Brownsville in a terrible light.  The fact of the matter when you go to the article, it begins with praising people like Bill Hudson who has brought new type housing developments to Brownsville which are all over Brownsville.  Nothing Duardo describes is seen anywhere in my part of town.  Mike Hernandez needs to give him bus money so he an come and take real pictures.

There are endless home which go for $500,000 and up.

But the typing monkey unable to constrain himself he copies and paste a part concerning Cameron Park with is county not city.  The article goes on to describe how state, county and city and even BISD came together to transform Cameron Park.  Nothing in his quote about that.

When Cameron Park was developed, counties and even cities all over the state had very few regulations concerning building codes.

There are 4 acres I really want to buy in the county which borders the border wall, but I know the area and after I build my house the county, not the city, will allow a dump for wrecked cars to be built right next door,  But this is not possible in the city.  In fact the city has banned all new trailer park developments.  There is code enforcement.  People are cited for high grass if the neighbors call.  Brownsville is condemning more and more older trailers which were grandfathered in.

 “Our main point,” Currie says, “was to show that you can lend these people money and they’ll pay it back.”

This is a key sentence from the article concerning Cameron Park, they work and pay their mortgages..  They are not lazy.

The typing monkey thought I would not check out the article, but he was wrong, and his depiction of Brownsville is proven to be a big lie, once you read the Texas Monthly Article.

TYPING MONKEY HITS NEW LOW IN DEFAMING BROWNSVILLE USING HIS FAKE IMAGINARY REPORTERS

The typing monkey is claiming Brownsville has a unemployment rate of 35%.  He clearly has some very unhealthy hatred and obsession with Brownsville that actual research does not merit his time.  He is going to just make up lies to make Brownsville look bad.  

The following link. click  As of May Brownsville unemployment is at 7.2%.  What really frustrates me is he constantly depicts the people of Brownsville as takers and lazy.  The city did not help bring down the unemployment.  It has been done by the hardworking people opening family businesses.  Everywhere you go there are signs saying job openings.   Brownsville is booming because of the creativity of its people, and not the politicians.

But the truth will never come from the typing monkey because he considers research the enemy of his agenda.  He has some very unhealthy hatred of Brownsville, and I believe sooner than later the city will be suing him for defamation.  This is based on conversations with city commissioners.

His defense will "jeez maria can't you take a joke."  Well a joke is not a defense in a defamation suit.  Now because I believe he has fewer than 50 readers, other than irritating people he is having zero impact on Brownsville.

But there is the issue of the out of towners and people abroad who google a topic and his page will come up not because they want to read what he has written, but because he wrote about something which showed a match on google.  With the exception of three views by people in three separate counties I do not consider those readers actual readers.  They stumbled upon the BV by accident.  But based on IP addresses I have three readers who live in other countries.  More likely than not they are from Brownsville and are working abroad or studying abroad, so they are in fact local readers.  The remainder of the foreign readers are just people who accidentally stumbled upon the BV through a google search.

As of this moment the typing monkey has click on the BV 11 times today.  Yes this is an obsession.  I do not challenge all of his lies because I know if I remain silent he will click on the BV more than 20 times as he sits in his apartment festering waiting for me to discredit him.  For him it means I am upset.  Nope it only means I live to entertain the BV readers with his comical attempts at journalism.






BIPARTISANSHIP SEES DREAM ACT REVIVED

For me this represents more than the Dream Act becoming a reality, it represents a Dream the American people have, a Congress working together for the betterment of the nation. Maybe Republicans finally understand without Democrats nothing will happen. Hopefully now a bipartisan group can form to fix the problems with Obama Care.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


SENIOR CITIZEN AND HOMELESS MAN SAVE TORONTO OVER $64,000 TO  $145,000

I love this story because it proves cities all over the world screw up and are mismanaged.

"A retiree in Toronto was unhappy with the length of time the city was taking to build a flight of stairs on a precarious slope.
And so he did it himself -- at a fraction of the cost.
Adi Astl, with the help of a homeless man he hired, built eight steps for $550, more than 100 times cheaper than the $65,000-$150,000 the city had estimated for the job.
Astl told CNN affiliate CTV News that members of his gardening group thanked him for building the stairs. One of them had broken a wrist falling down the slope that leads to their community garden."

THE TSC COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GIVE DR. ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ A WARM WELCOME AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF TSC

I stayed out of this discussion, because unlike everyone else in social media I did not have access to the application, letters of recommendation or access to the interviews.

My view is simple, we elected the Trustees to make  these decisions.  I trust they made the correct decision.

My only recommendation to the Board is stop the  micromanaging.  You hired him now let him do his job.  I have no problem with the Board as a unit being allowed to create a list of maybe 10 priorities they see for TSC.  Then all you have to do is vote up or down on his requests.  If the end results are not what you want, then deal with it pursuant to the By Laws.  But do not micromanage him.

Lilly Tercero failed as TSC's president because the Board was all over the place with her, and certain Board member gave her a free hand on matters the Board should have been consulted on.  And other Board Members gave her hell for no reason.

Please just try and give Dr. Rodriguez a chance to do his job.

I can already see the first social media attacks, he is hiring people he worked with else where.  Well if you know anything at all about business this is exactly what happens.  So go blow your bogus complaint out your southern border.

Welcome Dr. Rodriguez and I wish you all success.

RUBEN CORTEZ OF BROWNSVILLE AS A MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WINS NATIONAL AWARD

I have said over and over again if you want to get anything done you need to do it outside of Brownsville.

Several Excerpts from the Herald.  Mr. Cortez has proven all of the nasty unverified made out of pure ignorance to be wrong.  Please stop reading the blogs.

"The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation has honored District 2 Texas State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez of Brownsville with the 2017 Cesar Chavez Spirit Award for Leadership.

....

"The CECLEF has a long history of social advocacy. It was established to preserve the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, the legendary American labor leader and civil rights activist.

“Through SBOE member Cortez’s continuous advocacy, leadership and uncanny ability to bring clarity and focus to political battles, the topics that matter most to Texans and the future of our children have been better approached by the Texas State Board of Education,” said Isidro Garza Jr., a CECLEF board member.
“He has been a policy-oriented champion for proper depictions of minorities in textbooks, strengthened educational resources and proper educational standards,” Garza added. “Cortez’s foresight and willingness to reach across the political aisle for the greater good of our nation embodies the essence of the Cesar E. Chavez legacy and solidified him as our Spirit Award for Leadership champion.”
Cortez was instrumental in proposing a Mexican American Studies textbook for statewide use, and then ensuring that the state board reject it when the only textbook submitted for approval was rife with factual errors and anti-Hispanic bias"
Mr. Cortez with a GED is clearly better equipped to deal with these issues, than any of the PhD's at BISD.  Knowledge is acquired from hands on experience, and not from a text book written by someone with  an agenda, and not actual knowledge.



THE MALCOLM X YOU DO NOT KNOW. HE IS ACTUALLY ARGUING THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM ON CHANGING THE LIVES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, BUT YET HE IS VILIFIED BY THE REPUBLICANS

We believe the lies because it justifies our ignorance.  I hate social media so much because any poorly educated troll can post anything.  I blame the bloggers for this.  Brownsville blogs have no credibility, because at least three are bought and paid for, and only the BV moderates it comments to keep out the trolls.

Yesterday an anony poster on Montoya's page concerning the runway attacked me with a level of ignorance which is surreal.  The comment never should have been approved.

Here are the undisputed facts.  The BV has written more articles on the airport and runway than anyone else.  On face means nothing in terms of the totality of  the facts.

This troll seems to think Texas can just pass a law to take away the homes of 41 people.  How many years was Bush II stuck in federal court to properly compensate the land owners who property values would be destroyed by the wall.  No matter what this troll thinks Texas can do, the federal constitution still trumps Governor Abbott and the idiots who agree with him.

Its been a year since Mike Hernandez told me about the problem.  The airport director called Mike a liar.  So I decided to wait an see.  I reported on it - no progress on the airport and runway - what maybe two weeks ago.

If the city new about this problem with the homeowners a year ago, why did they not start eminent domain a year ago?  No money.

They need money to compensate 41 homeowners, based on what the court will order after probably 5 years of litigation.  Who is going to pay for the city's attorney to defend the lawsuit which will be filed?

Slander of title - this is called knowledge something the trolls hate.  In poorer communities it is not unusual for a parent to die and then a son or daughter moves into the house.  Nothing is ever probated and no change of title is made.  So the house belongs to all of the rightful heirs of the parent.  To fix this the city will have to locate all of the rightful heirs and negotiate with them or be held liable at a later date when one comes forward.  I have worked on these cases.  There are three siblings, two have died and they each had 5 kids.  So now the house belongs to the surviving child and the 10 grandchildren.  But wait if the house was jointly owned by the husband and wife, and the wife never probated the will which have her sole ownership, not the house belongs to her son, 10 grandchildren and the parents or brothers and sisters of the husband and any children they may have had.  

None of this is handled when people;e die because there is no money.  It will cost the city more to fix this mess than the value of the house.

I just went through this with my brother  Our step mother never had the will probated after her husband died.  So when I sold his property, the title company would not issue title insurance because the acre he inherited next to is land half belonged to the heirs of the husband of our step mother.  We had to lower the price to get the new buyers to sign a waiver concerning the title on the acre of land.  

So riddle me this if the city has done nothing for a year, what makes this troll think they now have the money.  

How long will Space X wait.  They are not going to complete the launch pad until they know the runway will move forward.  That is at least 5 years away, assuming the city can raise the money.

I BEGAN WITH MALCOLM X BECAUSE REPUBLICANS OUT OF IGNORANCE LOVE TO HATE HIM EVEN THOUGH HE AGREED WITH THEM AS TO HOW TO BRING BLACK PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY

Ignorance is the major obstacle to progress.  The local blogs love to promote it.  They refuse to moderate the ignorant comments.  In my opinion no politico in Brownsville or Cameron county does more to hurt us than the bloggers and other forms of social media.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017



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