Thursday, November 30, 2017


WRITTEN IN 1987/88 MY MASTER'S THESE OF 102 PAGES LOOKED AT THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS OF THE SUPREME COURT AND HOW SOCIAL NORMS MOVE THE COURT

I set out to prove the original sodomy case wherein the Supreme Court by a 5/4 ruling upheld Georgia's sodomy law was a deviation from precedent.  What I discovered was it was not.  It was following a clear pattern of how liberty is expanded as social norms change.

GUN CONTROL JUST TOOK A HIT TO THE NEW SOCIAL NORMS

Polling shows with all the mass shootings the people are rethinking gun control and society is fed up with the easy access to guns.

What is amazing about this case which  the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear on Monday was only 2 of the 5 Republican jurists wanted to hear the case.  We are in a shift where the more liberal states can now impose rational gun control and maybe survive a challenge before the Supreme Court.

The Texas church shooting was the last straw and clearly impacted the Court's decision to not hear this case.

"The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a California law that places strict limits on carrying guns in public. 

As is their custom, the justices gave no reasons for deciding not to hear the case. The court has turned away numerous Second Amendment cases in recent years, to the frustration of gun-rights groups and some conservative justices.Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, dissented

The court’s refusal to hear the case, Justice Thomas wrote, “reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right.”

Source NYT

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CITY OF BROWNSVILLE TO TAKE TO AG REFUSAL TO RELEASE BEN NEECE'S APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR HIS DOWNTOWN HOME

Below is the document I want in the blank. I need the application he filed so I can move on removing him as a city commissioner. But it is clear the hopelessly corrupt and inept legal department will spend as much of the taxpayers money as needed to protect Ben Neece, and Galonsky's Circus.



BEN NEECE FEELS GOOD TO HAVE THE CORRUPT AND INEPT COB LEGAL DEPARTMENT BEHIND HIM

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BECAUSE ROBERT SANCHEZ WOULD NEVER LIE, IT MUST BE TRUE MIKE HERNANDEZ IS A DRUG ADDICT AND BUYS POLITICIANS - YOU KNOW NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I POST THIS HE NEVER ADMITS HE LIED. WHY?



If you believe Robert Sanchez's latest lie, then you know the BV is so well read it packed in his restaurant.  The lie gets him no where except saying the BV is well read, which it is.

MY SISTER'S GRANDDAUGHTER PICKS OUT MY CHRISTMAS GIFT - CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK

As most years I will be in NY for Christmas.  I will take the snow, the tree in Rockefeller Center, and a Broadway  Production any day over a heart attack piece of ham.  I am disappointed my friend from 1963 through 1976 a Tony award winning playwright Richard Greenberg does not currently have anything on Broadway.  Through a mutual acquaintance I will try and set up a lunch to catch up.  I hope he remembers me. As the the story goes I gave him his first viola lesson, and the next day he was already better than me.  We car pooled all through high school.  We were in kinder together.

CHRISTMAS EVE

Dinner will be a cornucopia of Nicaraguan, Mexican and Italian food for about 100 people or so.  My brother will play Santa and I will play the Elf for the little ones.

I think that is why Ava picked out the above for me.  My nieces/nephews and grand nieces/nephews know me, I would have worn it and had fun with it.  My sister knowing this reality rejected Ava's suggestion.  But it warms my heart she knows I love to have fun with them and she wanted me to have something fun.

CHRISTMAS DAY

Dinner will be lobster and fillet Mignon at another brother's home.

EATING OVER ALL

I need to get down to 243 before I leave so I can afford to gain weight.  One day we will go out to Peconic bay for fresh from the bay scallops.  I like mine in a garlic sauce over penne pasta.

Eastern Long Island has a lot of Central American bodegas for eating.  They work in the vineyards.  Eating at one at least once is a must.  We will spend one afternoon relaxing at the vineyard drinking all sorts of wine.  My brother such as most of my family have memberships so the wine is free.

Most days will be fresh roasted roast beef sandwiches for lunch from the deli near my sister's house.  My brother will make New England indigenous Johnny Cakes, or bring me a traditional NY breakfast - scrambled egg with sausage and cheese on a Kaiser roll. 

Some days will be pizza at Ciro's.  It is the best.

I am hoping we are diverted into Dulles again because of snow so I can finish the trip on Amtrak.

I AM NOT ANNOUNCING FOR JP 2-3, BUT I WANT TO

So far I have a commitment of $500 towards the filing fee.  I have accepted no money.  I am merely in the feeling out the prospect of running.  

Our JP courts are a mess.  I am working with the county to discover options on how to fix the JP courts.  The County needs an AG opinion which allows them to charge all JP's a 50% charge for all weddings done on county properly.  Plus remember the county workers who work for the JP's are distracted with setting up weddings.

I commit that every month I will turn over 50% of all marriage fees for marriages done on county property to the county.  The JP's should not be allowed to make a profit while using county facilities and employees for what is effectively their private business.

Also I want  to say people should not be harassed because they choose to use the most experienced JP for their weddings.  Judge Linda Salazar naturally and legally gets the most marriages because she has the most referrals based on her longevity.  

I am working with the county to finally determine if they can be sued for requiring a 72 hour marriage waiver fee.  If elected at my expense I will sue the state for declaratory relief on whether a JP can sign the marriage waiver.  I believe the law is clear.  The cost to the county will be zero. 

If it is decided no fee can be charged, then the JP's cannot charge a fee either.  The district judges do not have the time for walk ins to review an application for waiver.  They have more important things to do.

I will get clearance from the counties of a standardized form used for 72 waivers.  If you do not have just cause, I will not sign it.  You will then be free to go get married by a JP who will ignore the just cause requirement.  I have no problem losing the fee, because I refuse to sign a waiver for want of just cause.

I will fight along side with Linda Salazar to appoint a central clerk to receive all new cases and then allow the computer to assign them randomly to stop the forum shopping.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND THOSE IN HOUSING

You cannot refuse to renew a lease or terminate a lease because a women has called the police over domestic abuse.  This practice because women do not know how the protect themselves and the JP's do not know the law will end.  Further to terminate the lease of someone on housing or evict them has special rules not being enforced.  They will be enforced.

I can assure you if someone with a ticket fails to appear, and I have personally insured the notice went to the correct address, or fails to pay, after one warning they will be entered into the Scofflaw system so they will not be able to renew their registration or license.

I will work hard to direct all first time traffic offenders to take the Defensive Driving Course as a way to receive deferred adjudication and a lower fine.  Yes, fines are important, but safe roads are also important.  Now that I am working with people to get a driver's license or with the Defensive Driving Course, I am relearning everything I forgot.  Like watching three cars ahead of me so I can see if there will be a sudden stop.

In civil cases, JP's have more discretion to help the parties to develop their case.  Within the rules I will do what the law allows for to help both parties to develop their case to a just result.

I am told I need a minimum of $15,000 to run the campaign.  The lawyers in this town can do it if they want to.

MY JOB

I will be 100% responsible for the bookkeeping of the campaign so no mistakes are made.  If I run I will appoint a treasurer but I still will be responsible  for the accounting.

It will be my job to go door to door with push cards, and not those of politiqueras.  I will have no campaign in the nursing homes, adult day care centers, or mail ballots.  They will simply get my mailings, and in the case of people who vote by mail, a notice to not allow anyone to fill in their ballot for them or take it from them.  

So it is up to the people.  I will not enter this race with a mere $2,000 in commitments.  People work hard for their money and they need to know it will make a difference.

WARNING TO MARY ESTHER

With every false light your propagandist prints on me I will take it to the commission on judicial conduct.  You are warned.  I am going to run on the problems with the JP courts, and not personalities, if I so choose to run.

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CHRIS VALADEZ RELEASES PRESS RELEASE OF HIS INTENT TO OFFICIATE OVER THE MARRIAGE OF THE TOWN CLOWN AND TYPING MONKEY- IT SHOULD BE AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER WITH  HIGH FAT SODIUM SOAKED GLAZED HAMS

Why do I post this? They are just characters in our upside down world.

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ROBERT SANCHEZ OF CAPTAIN BOB'S SAYS MERRY CHRISTMAS TO BROWNSVILLE BY PROMOTING ILLEGAL DUMPING USING HIS COMPANY TRUCK

The report has already been made to the Health Department.  I am tired of cleaning up the trash of others in my alley.  Delete it all you want, the city has downloaded and printed it, and so have I.

Further it is illegal to transport anything like this in a truck without a tarp covering the trash.

THE INCREDIBLE PART IS

All he had to do was drive his own truck to the city dump with his BPUB bill and it would have been free.  It goes into a mulching pile which helps the city save money on mulch for its parks and gardens.


While informing them of the typing monkey promoting this trashing and polluting of Brownsville I was told his page was blocked by the city of Brownsville.  


THE SUPREME COURT MADE UP DOCTRINE KNOWN AS FERES WILL DENY TEXAS FAMILIES REDRESS FOR THE AIR FORCE NEGLIGENCE WHICH LEAD TO CHURCH SHOOTING

Families of victims of the Texas church shooting havs put the Air Force on notice of their intent to sue for their negligence in not reporting on the shooter which would have prevented him from buying a gun.  The history of the "Feres Doctrine" informs us they will lose.

The "Feres Doctrine" has always been hard for me because it was created by one of my favorite justices, Justice Roberts - the original not the current one.  And two, in what is a very short opinion you can read how Justice Roberts struggles to get to the result of military immunity.

"We conclude that the Government is not liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries to servicemen where the injuries arise out of or are in the course of activity incident to service. Without exception, the relationship of military personnel to the Government has been governed exclusively by federal law. We do not think that Congress, in drafting this Act, created a new cause of action dependent on local law for service-connected injuries or death due to negligence."

Click for Feres v. U.S.

The doctrine then evolved into the notion even in third party cases "Feres" bars suit because it would interfere with the command structure.  I defy anyone to find such a reasoning in the original opinion.

The original opinion was the Court struggling with a hole in the law left  by Congress.  At a substantive level the opinion makes sense.   A soldier gets what is effectively workers compensation, so they should not be allowed to also sue..  But it was not for the Court to fix the problem with the law.   This was a job for Congress.

Well in this shooting case the Air Force will invoke the "Feres Doctrine."  A doctrine which was based in judicial activism and effectively a workers compensation claim.

The courts intentionally limit speech against them by barring the lawyers from calling them out.  Until Congress passes a law which allows for suing judges who seek to silence dissent, the corruption and judicial activism will only get worse.

This is why I refuse to sign the piece of paper which puts me back in the courtroom.  I will never relinquish my right to speak out against a hopelessly broken and corrupt judiciary.  So the battle continues.  Maybe this is the case which will force the Supreme Court to change course on Feres and go back to its original holding.  Soldiers cannot sue because they effectively get workers compensation.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE AND CAMERON COUNTY ARE PART OF THE SCOFFLAW PROGRAM, BUT ARE MUNICIPAL JUDGES AND JP'S DOING THEIR PART?
Below are the Texas Transportation Code sections which allow for the refusal to renew a drivers license, but more importantly your car registration which is an annual requirement.
The question is with the large number of outstanding citations, and mass dismissal of same are the municipal judges and Justices of the Peace doing their job by entering the names of the offenders for failure to appear or pay.
When they appear to register their vehicle nothing prevents the Tax Office from enforcing the warrant for failure to appear or pay and having the offender taken before the JP or municipal judge.
Someone is not doing their job and it is costing the taxpayer money.
Commissioners Court and the City Commission need to demand reports from the JPs and Municipal judges as to whether they are doing their job and if not, why?
Sec. 706.004. DENIAL OF RENEWAL OF DRIVER'S LICENSE. (a) If a political subdivision has contracted with the department, on receiving the necessary information from the political subdivision the department may deny renewal of the person's driver's license for failure to appear based on a complaint or citation or failure to pay or satisfy a judgment ordering the payment of a fine and cost in the manner ordered by the court in a matter involving an offense described by Section 706.002(a).
(b) The information must include:
(1) the name, date of birth, and driver's license number of the person;
(2) the nature and date of the alleged violation;
(3) a statement that the person failed to appear as required by law or failed to satisfy a judgment ordering the payment of a fine and cost in the manner ordered by the court in a matter involving an offense described by Section 706.002(a); and
(4) any other information required by the department.
Sec. 702.003. REFUSAL TO REGISTER VEHICLE. (a) A county assessor-collector or the department may refuse to register a motor vehicle if the assessor-collector or the department receives under a contract information from a municipality that the owner of the vehicle has an outstanding warrant from that municipality for failure to appear or failure to pay a fine on a complaint that involves the violation of a traffic law.
Sec. 502.010. COUNTY SCOFFLAW. (a) A county assessor-collector or the department may refuse to register a motor vehicle if the assessor-collector or the department receives information that the owner of the vehicle:
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WHY THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE WILL NEVER HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE

I have to believe because the following position only pays $37,320.14 a year, and does not require a college education it has already been promised to someone.  This job clearly requires a minimum of an MBA or Masters in the Liberal Arts. But this is Brownsville and someone already has someone in mind for the job, and the inevitable failure of this person and the impact on Brownsville is meaningless to our city government.

VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: 
Requires a bachelor’s degree or education and training equivalent to four years of college education in business administration, accounting, science or any closely related field.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: 
The primary purpose of the position is to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investments Partnership Program, and other federal and state assisted programs. Responsibilities include coordinating Community Development projects and environmental compliance throughout the corporate city limits. The class is responsible for performing special projects and research related to the programs administered by the department, compliance monitoring, project evaluation, preparing for audits, preparing project budgets, project plans, and reporting on progress and improvement of work for the department of the Office of Grant Management and Community Development. The class is also responsible for providing technical support, supervision and helping manage the daily operations of the Compliance Division ensuring its operation meets federal, state, and local standards and regulations.
Right now I am working with two laid off persons who need a GED.  They are almost ready for the test.  I worked to get them accommodations during the test taking, based on how they learn and take tests.  They are both on unemployment.  This week I need to see if the TWFC will pay for the test taking.

This is why I am always searching out jobs.  With me at no fee it is the full package.  It is not enough to enroll someone in a GED program.  Older people never got their GED because while in a program they realized they would never pass, and no one would help them receive test taking accommodations.

I just finished helping one person and will start with a new one next week. There are good people who are driving without a license.  The need help with the online course.  They need someone to teach them how to take notes during the instructional videos.  They need someone to stop the video and go over the material with them.  They need some one to teach them how to read the questions for hint words and how to eliminate the two obviously wrong answers.  It is about 6-7 hours work.  I will be able to do two a month.  Getting tickets for not having a license does not move your family forward financially.  But our system is designed to not help these people.  This is where volunteerism becomes so important.

ALTGIFS, MY FAVORITE CHARITY WHICH ACTUALLY CHANGES LIVES

This year for $64.00 look what I can do for the people in one of the target countries.  It is sad because of Nicaragua's politics I can no longer donate to families in Nicaragua.  But it is not enough to feed people, you must support programs which support self-sufficiency.  Altgifs never fails me on that goal.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

A SIMPLE QUESTION NO ONE HAS ANSWERED

The bottom line is how much money will Brownsville receive by going it alone, or as part of a unified MPO.  So simple of a question and no one has an answer.  If Brownsville will receive more money under a unified MPO, then it is good, but if we are to receive less it is bad.

It is my understanding a unified MPO will mean more money coming to the LRGV.  If that more money overall means Brownsville getting more money, what is the problem?  Looking at voting numbers is meaningless.  All that matters is under which option does Brownsville get the most money.  So simple, but in the hands of politicos it becomes who has the biggest gorilla penis, which for the record tend to be very, very small.



THE EVIL DUO MARY ESTHER AND LOUIS SOROLA, PERHAPS THE MOST ETHICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS IN CAMERON COUNTY

With this evidence it is now irrelevant if the County Tax Office was telling the truth about back taxes. What is indisputable is Montoya was paid to lie and mislead the judges and the people, which in my opinion sparked his lying article on Sorola paying his taxes.  I will bet at least one judge started to ask questions.

The issue which was being presented was the taxes on the business not the house.  Montoya and Sorola knew they were lying when Sorola sent him the receipt on the house and not the business.  This wants in complete integrity and disqualifies Sorola as an associate judge.

Because of blocks Montoya has on his blog this was a challenge.  I was able to print the so called receipt and enlarge it.  The bottom line of the top right hand corner is the legal description of the the house property.  Louis Sorola paid back taxes on his house, not on his business.

The last graphic is the delinquent taxes on the business.  Notice the legal description.  It does not say

LegalDescription";WEST BROWNSVILLE ADDITION BLOCK 80, LOT 4,5,6.  It lists the furnishings and equipment as the legal description.

A judge has to be of the highest caliber of ethics.  Paying a blogger to lie about your taxes so as to distract the judges who appointed you is the lowest caliber of ethics.

Canon 1 and 2A of the Code of Judicial Conduct

Canon 1: Upholding the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary An independent and honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society. A judge should participate in establishing, maintaining and enforcing high standards of conduct, and should personally observe those standards so that the integrity and independence of the judiciary is preserved. The provisions of this Code are to be construed and applied to further that objective.

Canon 2: Avoiding Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in All of the Judge’s Activities
A.
 A judge shall comply with the law and should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.

Real simple, is Louis Sorola promoting public confidence in the judiciary by paying a blogger to lie for him?

The documents are going to the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

There is more to this story but it will take a special form of Open Records Request.

TO THE JUDGES OF CAMERON COUNTY

If you do not call an emergency hearing to remove Sorola as an associate judge and the Commission opens an investigation your opponents will be making it an issue in March.  Is protecting a lying unethical lawyer and judge worth the election?  I am sad to say for far too many of our judges the answer is yes.  This will be emailed to each of them.

No judge with a straight face can say Louis Sorola promotes public confidence in the judiciary, a condition of being an associate judge.

A LONG TRIP, BUT HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES WORKING TOGETHER WITH A START UP NATIONAL ORGANIZATION GOT CONGRESS TO PASS AND THE PRESIDENT TO SIGN A LAW WHICH WILL NOW TAKE TEXAS DOWN IN FEDERAL COURT ON THE ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY BY THE COURTS AND GUARDIANS UNDER TITLE II

TITLE I--SUPPORTING FEDERAL CASES INVOLVING ELDER JUSTICE
(Sec. 101) This bill establishes requirements for the Department of Justice (DOJ) with respect to investigating and prosecuting elder abuse crimes and enforcing elder abuse laws. Specifically, DOJ must:
  • designate Elder Justice Coordinators in federal judicial districts and at DOJ,
  • implement comprehensive training for Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, and
  • establish a working group to provide policy advice.
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys must operate a resource group to assist prosecutors in pursuing elder abuse cases.
The Federal Trade Commission must designate an Elder Justice Coordinator within its Bureau of Consumer Protection.
TITLE II--IMPROVED DATA COLLECTION AND FEDERAL COORDINATION
(Sec. 201) DOJ must establish best practices for data collection on elder abuse.
(Sec. 202) DOJ must collect and publish data on elder abuse cases and investigations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must provide for publication data on elder abuse cases referred to adult protective services.
TITLE III--ENHANCED VICTIM ASSISTANCE TO ELDER ABUSE SURVIVORS
(Sec. 301) This section expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) elder abuse involves exploitation of potentially vulnerable individuals; (2) combatting elder abuse requires support for victims and prevention; and (3) the Senate supports a multipronged approach to prevent elder abuse, protect victims, and prosecute perpetrators of elder abuse crimes.
(Sec. 302) DOJ's Office for Victims of Crime must report to Congress on the nature, extent, and amount of funding under the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 for victims of crime who are elders.
TITLE IV--ROBERT MATAVA ELDER ABUSE PROSECUTION ACT OF 2017
Robert Matava Elder Abuse Prosecution Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand prohibited telemarketing fraud to include "telemarketing or email marketing" fraud. It expands the definition of telemarketing or email marketing to include measures to induce investment for financial profit, participation in a business opportunity, or commitment to a loan.
A defendant convicted of telemarketing or email marketing fraud that targets or victimizes a person over age 55 is subject to an enhanced criminal penalty and mandatory forfeiture.
The bill adds health care fraud to the list of fraud offenses subject to enhanced penalties.
(Sec. 403) DOJ, in coordination with the Elder Justice Coordinating Council, must provide information, training, and technical assistance to help states and local governments investigate, prosecute, prevent, and mitigate the impact of elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect.
(Sec. 404) It grants congressional consent to states to enter into cooperative agreements or compacts to promote and to enforce elder abuse laws. The State Justice Institute must submit legislative proposals to Congress to facilitate such agreements and compacts.
TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS
(Sec. 501) This section amends title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services and Elder Justice) of the Social Security Act to specify that HHS may award adult protective services demonstration grants to the highest courts of states to assess adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings and to implement necessary changes. The highest court of a state that receives a demonstration grant must collaborate with the state's unit on aging and adult protective services agency.
(Sec. 502) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) must review and report on elder justice programs and initiatives in the federal criminal justice system. The GAO must also report on: (1) federal government efforts to monitor the exploitation of older adults in global drug trafficking schemes and criminal enterprises, the incarceration of exploited older adults who are U.S. citizens in foreign court systems, and the total number of elder abuse cases pending in the United States; and (2) the results of federal government intervention with foreign officials on behalf of U.S. citizens who are elder abuse victims in international criminal enterprises.
(Sec. 503) DOJ must report to Congress on its outreach to state and local law enforcement agencies on the process for collaborating with the federal government to investigate and prosecute interstate and international elder financial exploitation cases.
(Sec. 504) DOJ must publish model power of attorney legislation for the purpose of preventing elder abuse.
(Sec. 505) DOJ must publish best practices for improving guardianship proceedings and model legislation related to guardianship proceedings for the purpose of preventing elder abuse.

BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD FROM THE US SUPREME COURT ON THE ISSUE OF CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS

Today the Supreme Court refused to hear a case claiming the Mississippi flag represents white supremacy.  It only takes 4 Justices to hear a case.  This means the 4 liberal jurists on the Court could not muster 4 votes to hear the case.




The city commission has a choice, it can take the Taliban approach to history which offends some, or leave history in place to tell the truth.

Years ago a White's Only sign was found covered over above a water fountain in one of Dallas' older court houses.  The same debate ensued.  Rational minds prevailed to protect history.  The sign is still there, but used as a lesson for visitors and students alike to feel like what it must have been a minority in the court house and expect justice.

THE CITY COMMISSION HAS ONE OF TWO CHOICES

[1] They can take the Taliban approach and remove history or [2] allow for history to remain in place.
In all this debate I have heard nothing about how we got to the War between the States. From the writing of the Constitution the northern colonies deprived the south of it due representation and taxes by counting slaves as only 3/5ths of a person. The years that followed had a northern controlled Congress pass tariff after tariff to hurt the southern states. Maybe instead of taking a Taliban approach to the issue our city commission could bring in a real historian to explain how the War between the States came about.


IS JONATHAN GRACIA GUILTY OF PROPERTY TAX EVASION AND OR DEFRAUDING THE TAXING ENTITIES WHICH TAX HIS PROPERTY?

What you see below the picture of Justice of the Peace Jonathan Gracia is the Pergola he built for the wedding services at his home/law office.

The last picture is just a sample of a Pergola which is similar to the one Jonathan Gracia has.  You also see the permit to build the Pergola.  It was issued in January 2015.  This means he did not pay taxes on his these facilities which includes all different type drapes and chairs in 2016, and 2017.

The Permit shows the Pergola valued at $1000.  This does not include the chairs and various type sheer curtains you can choose from.  In the end the actual taxes may not be much, but there are taxes due the people.  If he is cheating the taxing authorities over his property, is he reporting all of his marriage income to the IRS?

In my original story I noted I could not call the shot on this without the permit.  I now have the permit and can call the shot on this.

The previous story was emailed to the County Administrator, David Garcia, the county auditor, all the county commissioners and the State Auditor which has jurisdiction.

Only Alex Dominguez responded.  That response is confidential.  It shocks no one Sofia Benavides ignored me because the last thing she wants is an audit of her daughter's office, JP Mary Esther Sorola.  It is coming.

I am forwarding all paperwork to the Cameron County Appraisal District.  They already have the complaint, but it is their policy to do neighborhood by neighborhood.  But now that there is evidence of possible criminal conduct, they need to get to it now.

I am also forwarding this to DA Saenz, who we all know will do nothing.

It is time we clean out the mess which is the JP courts of Jonathan Gracia and Mary Esther Sorola.

LINDA SALAZAR - THE FACTS

Trolls keep on posting JP Linda Salazar is paying me for these stories.  They have even implicated obscene acts.

The BV was attacked after I filed a successful complaint against JP Salazar for referring people to notaries for help with their cases.  JP Salazar immediately stopped the practice and the Commission and I were satisfied.  No action was taken against JP Salazar.

There are no sacred cows at the BV.


MARY ESTHER AND LOUIS SOROLA DUMBEST AND DUMBEST

The greatest tragedy that can happen in the March primaries is for Mary Esther Sorola to not have an opponent.  There has to be a Latina lawyer willing to run against her.

Click for Louis Sorola's 2011 Bankruptcy

Click for Louis Sorola's Discharge of Debt

I would love to run, but I am terrible at asking for money, and would need a team to run the campaign with the exception of me doing the door knocking.  Managing the actions of the team would be easy, but the team would have to set up meet and greets and all fund raisers.  I would also need help with creating push cards.

The BV is on a story which could lead to Mary Esther's removal.  But it may take until after January 1, 2018, to complete the story.  But I can assure my readers by March 2018, she will be damaged goods. It would be a tragedy if she did not have an opponent.  It would be even worse if she were removed after the election and then the people are denied their choice in favor of Commissioner's Court.

THE INHUMANE CRUELTY AGAINST JP LINDA SALAZAR

For years the Sorola's bought and paid for blogger Montoya has attacked Linda Salazar over the marriage issue.

I have said this before and will say it again.  ALL JP's should have to pay all monies received for weddings during business hours to the county.  It is up to the county to push this issue with the legislature.  The other option is for the county, if legally an option, is to charge a fee for use of county facilities for every wedding done on county property.  No exceptions for any JP. 

The Sorola's went after Erin Garcia on a totally false claim, which I believe had it been properly investigate would have shown to be set up.  The BV verified which the dumb asses at the San Antonio Express News verified there is no legal authority for the county to charge a fee for a marriage waiting waiver.  In Dallas the JP's charge $70  for the wedding and waiver.  No county I could find in Texas other than Cameron county charges such a fee.

I will address this with Eric Garza next week.  Unfortunately he has to do what the inept Cameron county attorneys tell him to do.  He can on his own to protect his office ask the AG for an opinion and then stop the practice.

On the complaint against Erin Garcia, just weeks after Erin worked things out with the Commission a district court found under identical facts the Commission on Judicial Conduct was violating the judge's constitutional right to free speech. It was all one big scam by the evil duo Mary Esther Sorola and Louis Sorola.

JP LINDA SALAZAR

The Sorola's paid and bought for blogger has never posted any evidence period that Linda Salazar's staff direct couples to her office for weddings.  JP Salazar is well known for all of her years on the bench as a JP and 17 years with Judge Murray.  Any honest person can see, meaning not the evil duo Mary Esther and Louis Sorola,  Judge Salazar will naturally get more referrals.  But the evil duo are about money and they will kill to get it through infliction of emotional distress, and file bankruptcy to avoid paying their debt.

JP Salazar has had heart surgery.  These endless lies by the evil duo are endangering JP Salazar with needless stress.  The evil duo do not give a rats ass if they kill her with the lies thereby leaving her grandchildren with no grandmother.

THE DISTRICT JUDGES NEED TO REMOVE LOUIS SOROLA NOW

I will assume whomever reviewed the applications for associate judge did not do their due diligence and left he judges in the dark.  But now the judges have the facts.  By not acting the judges are endorsing all of the wrongdoing thereby intentionally diminishing the credibility of the entire judiciary.

An emergency meeting needs to be had to remove Louis Sorola.

Now I will be honest, this is only one consideration in the March primaries.  Over one bad decision you do not vote against a good judge.

This story will continue with the judges being named until the proper action is taken.

SOROLA'S TAXES

I like to say I know what I know.  The tax office is not current on posting payments.  They are not going to admit to it and any competent journalist would know that.  But it is also true Montoya posted a receipt for payment no one can read.  That does send up a red flag.  Louis Sorola can end this by emailing me the receipt, and if real, I will have it enlarged and post it while going to the tax assessor's office for an explanation as to why the records are not current.  Then the full story will be known.

bobbywc58@yahoo.com

I WILL RUN AGAINT JP MARY ESTHER SOROLA IF A GROUP OF EXPERIENCED LAWYERS IN CAMPAIGNS AND OTHERS ARE WILLING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, OTHERWISE THIS CONDUCT WILL GO  UNPUNISHED.  THE OTHER CHOICE IS TO RECRUIT A WELL QUALIFIED LATINA LAWYER

Sunday, November 26, 2017


THE END OF HUMANITY AS WE KNOW IT - REMEMBER WHEN

A little drama can be fun.

I have no inside information on the Brownsville Sears, but this morning the sales persons in TV's confirmed the reason they had only one TV on display for sale is because they are no longer selling TV's.  From the Brownsville Voice November 7. 2017.  "Sears denies it, but financial reports are claiming main appliance vendors are cutting Sears off for fear of not getting paid if they file for bankruptcy."  Click for Original Story.

A  search of on line employee stories Sears has been slowly phasing out TV's for about a year.

Those of us old enough remember fondly getting the Sears catalogue in the mail.  It was how we told Santa what we wanted.  It maybe meant a new pair of jeans or shoes. 

I only buy appliances and TV's on interest free deals.  I always meet the 12 month or 18 month deadline.  Sears has always been my store for TV's and appliances.  Now what?

JCP WHAT'S NEXT?

The CEO sent investors nuts just before Black Friday by legally selling off nearly $800,000 of his shares.  It had something to do with a tax issue.  But the timing told investors the CEO has no confidence in its Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales.

SIMPLE QUESTION

What two days of the year would you expect any retailer to have its largest Internet sales day?  It is obvious to even a fool.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  So when you say "Online traffic was up double digits this week, with mobile accounting for the majority of visits to jcp.com. Traffic peaked on Thanksgiving day, with the site receiving more visits than any other day this year. Top selling items online for the week include diamond jewelry, furniture, refrigerators, TVs, pajamas and towels."

Click The Street for the story

This is the equivalent of saying the boy was born with a penis.  Of course internet sales will be the best of the year during Black Friday sales.  How much was it up last year from the rest of the year?  JCP decided not to reveal that information.

Other stores did give specific statistics, while JCP refused.

Based on inside information I can tell you management locally all the way to corporate is like chickens running around without heads.  Locally if you need a job JCP's has a lot of openings.  The smart middle management is leaving for equivalent jobs elsewhere. Are you really going to quit a for sure job to go work at a company on the verge of going under?  If Tuesday's numbers are good for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then JCP has bought itself a good life line.

SEPHORA

JCP's agrees it is their biggest draw into the store.  it is owned by LVMH, not JCP.  If LVMH is smart it is looking for a way out the the contract with JCP so it can open free standing shops in the malls.  You do not wait for jcp'S to go under then open new stores.

Is Sephore divorces itself from JCP's, it is over with.


Saturday, November 25, 2017


HOW THE BV WILL BE COVERING THE UP AND COMING ELECTION

Unless there is a clear story concerning an elected official who has no opponent, there will be no coverage.  To what end?  One exception will be if the unopposed candidate continues to pay bloggers to spread lies about other people, I will go after them hard.  If you want to pay a blogger to promote your campaign, do it.  It is no different than the bought and paid for ads in the paper.  But when you pay to spread lies you cross a moral line which is newsworthy even if you do not have an opponent. 

The angle I am going to be interested in is the changing mood of the country.  Hopefully the palanca vote will take a big hit come November.  

In several contested races I plan on voting a blank ballot.  John Morgan explains it best.

"One of Florida’s most prolific Democratic donors, a bourbon-swilling, salty-tongued lawyer with his own slogan and medical marijuana as his pet cause, is out.
In a series of tweets Friday morning, John Morgan announced his flirtation with running for governor as a Democrat is over, as is his affiliation with either political party.
“While it’s amazing to be leading the polls for Governor without being a candidate I can’t muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination,” he wrote.

In the article John Morgan says he is done with both parties.  Me too.  It is pure lies and hypocrisy coming from both parties.  I'm done.






NEWS CORRECTION ID BY MONTOYA

In many stories I have said you cannot rely on the county's on line system.  In the case of Jonathan Gracia I had the Tax Assessor pull the file to see what he was paying personal taxes on at his home/law office.  This is how I knew for sure based on their written records it was not for the wedding service.


THE CORRECTION

At the time Louis Sorola took the position of associate district judge, not district judge, the on line system had not been updated.  Two months earlier he paid the taxes.  At this point the story is dead.  The potential full story is, did he pay it as a condition of applying for the position of associate judge.? Now no one can get in his head on this issue, but a paper trail does exists as to when the position opened up and the questions on the application.  The paper trail could be revealing, but still speculation.  So now is the time to measure his performance on how he carries out his duties.

Years ago, like most small businesses I had an IRS lien.  I have never hid this and have told this story more than once.  When I came into the money I paid the balance in full including interest and penalties.  I did not trust in the system to make the record straight right away or ever.  So I hand walked the release of lien through the system to insure in was entered into the system and made available to review by the public.  I waited a few days and there it was on the record.  If you are paying off your back taxes so you can get a job with the county, you should be smart enough to walk it through the system and if not in the system under public records after a week go back and make sure the correction is made.

Sorola helped to promote this story by refusing to speak with anyone but Montoya.  When he paid his taxes he should have made a public note of same since he knew he was seeking an appointment.  That would have ended it.

Montoya was very spot on about how this story by the typing monkey was not about public figures because he went after seniors who owed chump change for no better reason attack without purpose.  He only mentions one of those seniors.  I will mention neither because they have been through  enough with the typing monkey's endless vendettas. 

BUT IN THE END, IT IS BEHIND HIM AND HE SHOULD NOW BE JUDGED ON HIS PERFORMANCE AS AN ASSOCIATE JUDGE


Friday, November 24, 2017



A JOURNEY OF FORGIVING GOD AND THE MAN WHO MURDERED YOUR DAUGHTER

I do not remember this in the movies. It is currently on HBO. This film is for everyone, but especially those who think God has abandoned them because a loved one has passed, a child murdered, etc.

The film is probably the best one in this genre and many others I have seen. It takes you through the father's journey of learning God did not fail him when his daughter was taken and murdered. It takes you beyond the simplicity of who you think God should be to the reality.

Who is the guilty party, the man who killed your daughter, or the endless generations of men being beaten and abused by their fathers? It does note excuse the act, but raises the question is a child guilty for having been raised in an abusive home?

Very complex film at so many levels and really makes you think about who God is and is not. It teaches you how to forgive those who have really hurt you.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Through Divine Providence I have lived an amazingly blessed life. It is not always about wealth. It s about being allowed to experience humanity. This song best describes my joy and why I am where I am today.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

THE TRUE NUMBERS IN JP COURT AND THE REFERRAL OF JONATHAN GRACIA FOR AN AUDIT BY CAMERON COUNTY AND THE STATE OF TEXAS

Remember how the Cameron County Auditor missed the fajita theft, well now we know why, no one is paying attention to the obvious.  The state needs to take over all auditing services for Cameron county because no one is home in the auditor's office.

Trolls go away because you are too stupid to understand this even though it is so simple.  Every month the county prepares a summary of activity in the JP courts.  My only interest is the three in Brownsville.  I want to begin with collections and the con of dismissing a large number of cases so it appears you are working hard when in fact you are cheating the county taxpayers out of fines.  That would be Jonathan Gracia by the way.

THE NUMBERS

I am going to look at all three because the report is for the new fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2017, the period this report covers

COLLECTIONS

On the surface, not for observant people, it appears Jonathan Gracia has collected more money and disposed of more cases than Linda Salazar.  But a closer look raises a strong red flag Jonathan Gracia has dismissed upwards of 3000 cases to make it appear he is processing more cases, but somehow only collecting $127.32 more than Linda Salazar.  How do you explain a mere extra $127.32 in collections  over Linda Salazar by Jonathan Gracia when he processed 3002 more cases than Linda Salazar?  JP 5-3 processed a mere 404 cases and collected $2,325.11, more than Jonathan who processed 3448 cases.  Someone explain this to me.

He is dismissing cases en masse to make it appear he is hard working and the taxpayer is paying the price.

As to Mary Esther Solora for the month of October when all of the JP's were together she disposed of a 497 cases and collected a mere $56,434.60.  Riddle me this, how did Mary Esther Sorola collect $14,258.20, less than Linda Salazar when she processed 51 more cases than Linda Salazar?  Answer she is not levying the proper fines.  This is cheating the Cameron County taxpayer.  When it comes to collecting fines based on the number of cases processed Linda Salazar is on Mount Everest looking down on Jonathan Gracia and Mary Esther Sorola.  Both merit investigation.  Remember when thinking of fines her husband's friends practice before Mary Esther Sorola.  Is this impacting the low amount of fines being levied?

For obvious reasons we cannot trust Commissioners Court to do its job or the inept auditor [fajita gate]  so in addition to sending this to Commissioners Court, David Garcia, and the county auditor I am also sending it to the state auditor who has jurisdiction.

I will accept any rational explanation as to how Jonathan Gracia has processed 3002 more cases than Linda Salazar but only collected $127.32 more than Linda Salazar.  Commissioners court needs to take the lead demanding his resignation or removal by the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Now go to the top and you will see in October Linda Salazar had 782 criminal cases filed in her court, Jonathan Gracia had only 574, and Mary Esther Sorola had a mere 478.  Mary Esther Sorola is no longer apples and oranges now that all three JP's are together in the new building.  These numbers tell us law enforcement trusts Linda Salazar more than Jonathan Gracia and Mary Esther Sorola.  Could it be the mass disposal of cases by Gracia which makes law enforcement hesitant to file in his court, and the lack of experience by Mary Esther Sorola for law enforcement to choose Linda Salazar?

This is why Linda Salazar has been demanding the appointment of a JP clerk where all cases are filed randomly by the computer.

Now staying on the numbers, Linda Salazar collected filing fees for 205 civil cases, for a monthly total of 1000 new cases.  Jonathan Gracia collected filing fees for only 83 civil cases for a total of 658 new cases, and Mary Esther collected filing fees for a mere 74 civil cases for a total of 566, new cases.  On what planet is Mary Esther Sorola who got nearly only half of the new cases when compared to Linda Salazar, a better judge?  Why are the parties and law enforcement running to Linda Salazar's court and not the others?  Two reasons: she is a known entity which as noted explains why she gets more weddings, and two based on the numbers of cases she collects significantly more for the taxpayers than the other two JP's, namely Jonathan Gracia and Mary Esther Sorola.  Yes we know Mary, Judge Salazar is calling DPS and demanding they file in her court so her staff is overworked while yours and Jonathan's spend the day playing with their thumps or has been proven in Jonathan's case having his administrator send people to his court, but not for civil or criminal cases as the numbers show.

AND BEFORE MONTOYA GOES OFF ON ONE OF HIS UNSUPPORTED CONSPIRACY THEORIES AS TO HOW I GOT THIS INFORMATION HERE IS THE OPEN RECORDS REQUEST

You see my readers are the BV. They give me the heads up through anony posts asking I do not publish them. I do the open records request and then build the story.  My reades and I are a team effort.


CAMERON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT
CIVIL LEGAL DIVISION
Dylbia L. Jefferies Vega1100 E. Monroe StreetTelephone: (956) 550-1345
Juan A. GonzalezBrownsville, Texas  78520Facsimile: (956) 550-1348

11/21/2017


RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of November 21, 2017, Reference # W000704-112117

Dear Mr. Wightman-Cervantes,

The County received a public information request from you on November 21, 2017. Your request mentioned:

"I want the last two monthly reports compiled by the county showing the number of new filings in JP 2-1. 2-2. 2-3"

The County has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request.  Please log in to the Public Records Center at the following link to retrieve the appropriate responsive documents. 


If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, please contact me.

Sincerely,
Dylbia Vega
Public Information Officer