Friday, November 30, 2018



THE PEOPLE'S CANDIDATES NEAR A DECISION ON RUNNING

Beto has publicly stated he and his wife are discussing if he will announce for president.  There are at least Two PACS raising money to promote a Beto run.  He is associated with neither.  The most interesting one is the New England PAC.  New Hampshire is a key win out of the gate.  Sources are saying Beto will not make a formal decision until January.

TREY MENDEZ

Trey is known for his ability to reason  things out.  He is not going to be pressured by bogus blogosphere made up posts.  If you know Trey you know he would never use his new business as a place to announce.  That is actually a smart move.

My source is telling me he is about 90% sure he will announce.  It could come today or next week.

But here is the problem, effectively everyone is going to be running against Tony Martinez as their primary opponent.  This means the anti-Tony vote will be split 2-4 ways.  So long as it keeps Tony under 50% then we will have a one on one race in a runoff.  The question then becomes how much damage have the anti-Tony candidates done to the other anti-Tony candidates?

We shall see how the next few days go.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


ACCEPTING CANCER AND MOVING ON

This is not about me.  But I like to use the blog to open up frank discussions in the issue.  In my faith I do not fear passing because I see it as part of the continuum of birth.  People of faith confuse me because they claim to have faith and then want their loved ones to live for ever and never reach heaven.  That is a riddle I will never understand.

So I have a family member, not to be identified, who is on cancer number 5 and in fact is dealing with 3 at one time.  On Monday they were told about a small insignificant brain cancer.  Today upon further review it is terminal in 2-3 months.

I have personally resolved years ago I will refuse treatment after age 60 if diagnosed with a significant cancer.  I would rather pass without all of the treatment and make the best of my last days than spend months undergoing disabling treatment knowing a new cancer or the same cancer will reappear.

Yes in some cancers they are easy to treat and never come back so long as you stay on the medication to keep it from metastasizing.  The medicine is expensive and unless you have a golden insurance policy or are very rich, you do not get the medication.

But I support even rich people with good insurance saying - no, enough is enough.  I will not go out sick from chemo or radiation treatment.  I will go out enjoying life to its fullest.

So I say to my readers if you know someone in this position, respect their decision and do not guilt them into treatment which will not change the outcome.  Tell them to go out and fly and enjoy every healthy day they have left.  It is just passing into the next stage of life, whatever that may be.  Tell them to spend their money having fun to the max.

Enough said.  Because of my faith I am actually not sadden to lose two siblings in less than a year.  I expected it to be three sooner than later with my eldest brother Clinton.

I am fighting as hard as I can to put him in the best care possible.  He has the money, the lawyers and court will not allow him to use it.

It is so bad the nut job Chief Justice Nathan Hecht last night chose the judge who will decide if he has acted unethical in my brother's case.  It is my understanding the judge was as shocked as everyone else and is refusing the assignment.

Judicial corruption is so real.  I am hopeful to soon take down a very unethical judge in Cameron County.  We have the right to live our life by the law, by our choices and be happy.  My commitment to individuals and their legal choices remain solid.  My commitment to defending private decisions on when we are ready to pass remains solid.

And please - stop bullying your senior parents into not signing a DNR.  It is not a pretty sight that because of your bullying an old person dies anyway with all of their ribs broken.  




DODICI INTRODUCES NEW PIZZA

The Manzo. Chopped 1848 brisket+smoked cheddar+fresh crema+ caramelized onions. One of our new menu items. Try one today! Feel free to share this post and show your friends what they're missing! 

I really need to try this.

I promise an insightful post tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


CESAR DELEON IS DIRTY - WHY HAS THE FBI NOT INDICTED HIM FOR PRESSURING THEN FIRE CHIEF CARLOS ELIZONDO FOR JUDGE ELIA CORNEJO LOPEZ, AND WHEN CARLOS REFUSED TO CAVE HE IS FIRED AND INDICTED - WHERE IS SAENZ?  THIS NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED IN WASHINGTON AND NOT LOCALLY WHERE THE FBI AND DOJ RUN COVER FOR SAENZ




My view is simple, anyone who wants to challenge Cesar need to pay someone to go through this tape and excerpt all of the curse words, and play it as one tape.  They need to take out the excerpt wherein Cesar is pressuring Carlos Elizondo for Judge Elia Cornejo Lopez, and then to have Judge Cornejo-Lopez sign a search warrant against Elizondo.  This merits a full FBI investigation.

Then you have Cesar demanding money from Carlos and effectively threatening him as an elected official and as the Fire Chief or else.  Well the or else came about with his discharge and then indictment.

I am clueless why Carlos Elizondo's lawyers has not taken these excepts to the Civil Rights Criminal Enforcement Division in Washington.  There is more than enough to indict Cesar.

LETS NOT  FORGET HIS USE OF THE "N" WORD AND SAYING "F...K THE FIGHTERS"  

Anyone in law enforcement or who supports our first responders who votes for Cesar Deleon will get what they deserve - bad and corrupt government.

I will not do the editing for any candidate.  I will post it.  But is for the candidates to do the editing and put the shorter edited tape out for public review.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018



GOD IF I DID NOT HAVE THE RIB EYES ALREADY ON THE GRILL I WOULD BE THERE NOW


GUYS TONIGHT IS LP RECORDS NIGHT, BRING YOUR RECORDS 

It's late and you may already have plans tonight, but go tomorrow. Trey is killing my caloric intake. How could you not just jump into the screen and eat this up.  What a great ad.  Guys they are already working on their second set of 10,000 pizzas.

I have someone I want to ask out, but because of how the blogsphere works, I know my pic with them will end up on the internet with all kinds of wild stories.  So I think we are off to ???????? yea right.

JERRY MCHALE SHITTING PANTS OVER IMPENDING DEPOSITION

For the record using my support for Il Dodici owner in part by Trey Mendez as a reason to say people will not go there shows just how low and desperate Jerry has become.  They have sold over 10,000 pizzas and the BV was the first out the door supporting them - no fees at the BV, unlike Jerry.  Il Dodici has succeeded because its owners are smart and know how to deliver a first class menu.  They did it on their know how to succeed and not on anything else.  And for the record, because Jerry like Mike Hernandez has never met a lie he would not tell to settle a score with someone who does not worship him, other than texting I have never used my phone in Il Dodici.

Before I get into Jerry's outright lies about the law and depositions, I want to address his outright lies about Phil Cowen.  The Cowens all know I took a hit from Mike Hernandez through the suit when I refused to take Mike's money to trash Ralph Cowen and endorse Mike's candidate for the port.  The  Cowen's know where I stand.

Phil Cowen is clearly the brightest person on the BISD Board of Trustees.  If you listened to his comments last night it was clear he did not want to be the Board President.  He told Castro you do not have to be an officer to get things done.  You see, Phil knows that as Board President he will be accused of using that office to get what he wants, so he did not want it.  It was given to Minerva to take the fall if it comes to that.

Further, Montoya and McHale have proven they will stand with Mike Hernandez and back every fake victory he has.  Really?  Montoya accused Phil of wanting BISD to hire counsel to look into suing BPUB over the Tenaska mess of using the scheme to really pay for Carlos Elizondo's legal fees. Something absolutely barred by law.  That stunt pushed by Mike Hernandez to settle his score with the Cowen family cost BISD and the BPUB customers big time.   You will never hear McHale go after Montoya for doing Mike Hernandez's drty work.

Now DPM and McHale have a shtick going.  Whomever McHale endorses, DPM will oppose.  It is nothing personal or based on money, it is merely a shtick between the two.  DPM is not involved in this money game.  He had the opportunity to be and turned it down.

THE BOTTOM LINE REALITY IS, BECAUSE PHIL COWEN IS THE SMARTEST BISD BOARD MEMBER HE UNDERSTOOD BEING BOARD PRESIDENT WAS A LIABILITY, AND DID NOT SEEK THE SEAT

Jerry only knowing lies and defamation had no interest in the facts.

THE DEPOSITIONS 

Jerry's knowledge on the issue is about the same as Mike and his lawyers - non-existed.

I have a good video recording system.  I have for years done depositions according to the rule.  I do not need a stenographer as McHale claims.

TRCP199.1

"(c) Non-stenographic recording. Any party may cause a deposition upon oral examination to be recorded by other than stenographic means, including videotape recording. The party requesting the non-stenographic recording will be responsible for obtaining a person authorized by law to administer the oath and for assuring that the recording will be intelligible, accurate, and trustworthy. At least five days prior to the deposition, the party must serve on the witness and all parties a notice, either in the notice of deposition or separately, that the deposition will be recorded by other than stenographic means. This notice must state the method of non-stenographic recording to be used and whether the deposition will also be recorded stenographically. Any other party may then serve written notice designating another method of recording in addition to the method specified, at the expense of such other party unless the court orders otherwise."

I have a notary for a small fee who will swear the witnesses.  One time in front of Fort Worth Judge Jon Barton, brother of Congressman Barton I did 8 depositions on a Saturday.  He agreed opposing counsel was obstructing the depositions so he oversaw them on a Saturday.  I can get to my point pretty fast and do 8 in one day.  My notary wants $100.00 for the day.

My process server is free.  Yes Jerry, I have actual friends.

Yesterday was a good day in phone calls from elected officials thanking me for going after Mike Hernandez, and Jerry and Montoya to finally shut down the abuse of the blogs with pay or be trashed.

Jerry McHale who was trashing Mike Hernandez on no evidence while the BV was praising the objectives of OP1033, could not find his testicles with the Hubble Telescope.  He fears Mike Hernandez because he has not one lawyer friend to help defend himself from Mike for free - not one.  They can encourage his outrageous conduct on his FB page, but when it comes to standing with him, they all cut and run.  Remember Jerry complaining no one would give him a ride, well except me.

I can assure Jerry Senator Lucio is not going to sit back and allow Mike Hernandez to taint his son and by extension his son's inheritance of the State Senate seat.

Mike Hernandez is out probably over $50,000 based on his court filings.  I am out maybe $1500.  Who is the winner so far?

The last letter I got from his lawyer told me Mike took him to task for his incredible incompetence.  He was good and mad and crossed the line in implicating the Judge in unethical conduct.

No Jerry no one will come to your defense at the deposition.  The very people who seem to encourage you on, want me to take down Mike Hernandez.

Mike could have made a name for himself, but the second he started to use his money to buy influence he lost all credibility.

Mike could have used these students he is training in construction as the future for the new CDCB development and made a name for himself as making a difference.  But no, for profit he chose the wrong side on that one.

To protect Mike, Jerry says I have not written about it.  Jerry lies because he knows to print what I said exposed Mike, and like I said when it comes  to Mike Hernandez, Jerry could not find his testicles with the Hubble Telescope.

A WORD FOR THE NEW BOARD

First I forgot to mention in last nights post, Phil Cowen hit the nail on the head when he explained you do not have to be an officer to get things done on the BISD Board.  He explained this to Castro who was supporting the more experienced trustees as officers.

I have said many times, you do not have to be an elected official to accomplish great things for the city of school district.  I am not elected and have forced BISD over and over again to follow the law on special needs children.  Without the help of the city look at all the great things the downtown developers have done for downtown.  I was there yesterday at 1 p.m. and it was bumper to bumper traffic.  Downtown is alive and well

DO NOT FIRE ANYONE

This Board better look hard and long at the TSC litigation.  I will bet the farm the court of appeals will vacate the jury verdict and Lily Tecero will get zero.  But that does not change the gamble which could still cost TSC.

No one wants Desesperanza Zendejas and Baltazar Salazar fired more than me.  But let reality be a variable.  The new Board needs to see how they work with them and after at least 6 months decide if they stay based on the evidence the new Board may or not have on both of them.  To fire them now will only guarantee another lawsuit, and another settlement at the cost of the taxpayers.

Monday, November 26, 2018


MINERVA PENA NEW BISD BOARD PRESIDENT

What little I saw of the meeting was promising.  Castro suggested the more experienced 4 older members hold all offices.  This was a fair suggestion.  But the Board chose to have a mix of old and new.  I think this bodes well for the Board.

For me, now to sit back and watch what happens.  The BV is giving everyone a clean slate to see what they do.  In a couple of months we can revisit how the Board is doing.  There are new dynamics on the Board and old ways because of old divisions seem to be going by the wayside.  This is good.

Congratulations to the Board for such a well managed and respectful meeting.

MIKE HERNANDEZ'S EDUCATION INITIATIVE IS REPORTING AT LEAST TWO OF ITS STUDENTS HAVE LANDED GOOD JOBS WITH GOOD COMPANIES

Mike's problem is he does not want oversight.  When he came here only the BV gave him good press.  The bad press by the other bloggers stopped when he starting paying them for only good press.  Mike fails to understand this is what caused him problems.

Everyone knew I could not be bought and offering me money to oppose Ralph Cowen for the Port was his first big mistake.  It told me he was going to use his money to influence the process to get what he wants.

The email with directions to Eddie Lucio III on how to handle McHale to silent him only proves he is using money as payoffs and litigation to silence oversight.

The issue of the new housing development by CDCB which would provide many good jobs for his graduates is an issue of major public concern.  Mike wants all discussion on the issue silenced because he has other business plans for the land which does not put poor and middle class families in affordable housing.

Mike is his own worse enemy.  I generously offered to end the litigation discussion with a confidentiality agreement which would have meant it never would have been mentioned again and no one would have known the end result.  Mike needs to destroy anyone who does not worship him.

So I am willing to post a story two of his graduates got great jobs which is good, but I will also cover his tactics, which he hates.

BTW Castro is now promoting Mike Hernandez.  Castro immediately became his voice in response to this morning's post.  Castro will never do a story on how Mike opposes the new CDCB housing project.  It is not consistent with why Mike is willing to work with Castro.  So much for Castro putting the middle class and poor first into affordable housing.

There are way to many published emails by Mike making it clear he will give money to anyone who makes him look good. 

But I am not Mike's other mouth piece who posted a completely unsubstantiated story implying Castro was passed out in a Whataburger from drinking.  Montoya had a picture he used to write an implied fiction.  But Mike will pay Montoya to manipulate pictures and information to make him look good.

Let's not forget what Montoya said about Mike before Mike started to write checks.  Mike uses intimidation to get what he wants.


Because it is common knowledge Castro is always seeking handouts, he too will now be deposed.  Did Montoya post the bogus story on Castro as a warning he better get on board with Mike?  We will learn in depositions.

This entire story line only happened because Mike was unwilling to non-suit a lawsuit he had abandoned anyway.  

I am the first to agree if his school is landing good jobs for its students, it is newsworthy and should be noted.  I would hope these graduates would give back something even if it is small so more students can have access to the same training.  I donate to UTEP every year as a thank you for an education I only received because of a scholarship.  These students should also give back to the CCEI to promote forward more graduates.


MIKE HERNANDEZ CHOOSES DESTRUCTION OF HIS PUPPETS

In January we are going to commence with about 20 or so depositions.  Mike was given the choice of non-suiting his frivolous lawsuit or expose all of his puppets to depositions.  Mike through his unethical lawyer made clear -  "f...k them."

Affidavit signed by Mike Hernandez makes clears he wants monetary damages because my reporting has caused him to lose business in his Brownsville endeavors.  What we have is an admission by Mike this was all about profits, not the people.

He claims to be training people for construction and then seeks to block an important housing project which would employ his students.  The school was not about jobs, it was about creating a public image.  Why is Mike Hernandez against the new CDCB housing project which will employ his students?

Had Mike taken my suggestion of non-suiting his case which is not a case at all, then I would have no basis to do depositions.  Mike through his counsel was clear - go for it depose them all.

Eddie Lucio III will be first.  Mike will try and claim attorney client privilege but he cannot because he posted to the blogs his private communications with Eddie Lucio III and his strategy.  Lucio will no throw his career and run for the State Senate under the bus to protect Mike Hernandez.





Mario Lozoya and all his emails from or to Mike will be part of his deposition.

Rita Hernandez with the IQ of a complete idiot will be deposed over her post on McHale's page that Mike needs to shut me down.   This was Mike's employee.  For the comment she must know something about Mike damages, or if she is just a vindictive bitch doing Mike's dirty work.

Louis Hernandez will be the best.  I will just leave it at that.  I kicked his ass in court and know he is clueless.  Louis will do extensive damage to Mike Hernandez.

Jessica Tetrea-Kalifa will be fun.  He doing Mike's dirty work as an elected official, promoting his fake image with the city, promoting his construction job training while opposing the new CDCB housing project is going to make for an interesting deposition.  I can go on for pages for what I have on Jessica and Art.  The conflicts of interest are numerous.  Mike knows this is all going to happen in January and will destroy Jessica's chances at reelection and he does not care. Art's long term relationship with Carlos Marin is going to make his deposition very interesting.

What can I say about Cesar Deleon. It will be a blood bath on his career. I personally believe it will lead to his indictment.  I cannot wait to hear his response as to why on the tape he said "f..ck the firefighters."  This is Mike's boy.

Mike was dumb enough to post enough comments through emails to prove he launders money for propaganda.  George Gavito and Jorge Sanchez will not know what hit them.

Juan Montoya will lie like it is a moral commandment from God, but my documents will prove he is a paid hack for Mike Hernandez to include defaming people.  Mike Hernandez is psychotic over the Cowan family over the Port election and has paid Montoya good money to destroy the Cowan name.  The Cowans are a good family who have put their community first, unlike Mike Hernandez.

Jerry McHale will cry like a baby over having to be deposed.  He posted Mike's suit against me has merit. He fails to tell you he signed a confidential settlement agreement to  never speak of Mike again in exchange for dismissal of the lawsuit, unless it was positive.

And the list goes on and on. On Tuesday notices will start to go out for each person to give me a date, time and place for their deposition in Brownsville.  If they do not give it to me by close of business Friday I will chose the date in January, time and place.

Mike and his attorneys are so stupid they will claim my times and place are unreasonable.  The fact I gave everyone a chance to choose the time and place.

Jose Angel Gutierrez's deposition will be done in Dallas.  He lives in California but maintains his law office in Dallas.  Jose Angel told me a lot about the back door deals and corruption which is why he left Mike.  Jose Angel so long as he is under a deposition will tell the truth and take Mike down once and for all.

Mike does not give a rats ass how much this is going to cost everyone in attorneys fees.  He through his counsel was clear, he does not care - every puppet can be replaced.

Sunday, November 25, 2018





WHY THREE YEARS LATER I AM STILL SPENDING  MONEY TO FIGHT FOR MY BROTHER

The above needle point was done by his mother. [we have the same father, different mothers]  The last time I saw him before he went into the nursing home, he gave me the needlepoint along with maybe 50 or so pictures of him as a boy to hold.  He was very clear, he knew his wife and step daughters would  destroy them.

Records will show he requested to be transferred to a nursing home in Brownsville over and over again to get away from his wife and step daughters.  There were pure evil.  The sheriff's report shows they abandoned him in his home knowing he could not stand.  When I learned what they did I called the sheriff's department and they went to investigate, called an ambulance as he was covered in his own feces and urine and had not eaten in several days.

The local sheriff's department refused to prosecute his step-daughter for abandoning him in the home.

I discovered  they had been moving his military retirement into a separate account without his name and the names of his step daughters listed on the account.

After he ended up in the nursing home I discovered a bank document with his forged signature leaving his estate to the step daughters he hated.  The DA refuses to prosecute.  The forgery is black and white.

I have all of his money held up in court.  The corrupt judge decided to take all of his money and put it with the court thereby denying him the money he needed to hire an attorney to protect himself.  There was no motion.  My brother had no attorney.  And the date for when he had to answer the lawsuit they filed against him because his step daughter was claiming his money had not yet arrived.  There the money sits.

Governor Abbott's lawyer is defending the taking of my brother's money without so much as a hearing or my brother having the right to hire an attorney to defend himself.

For three years he has not been allowed to see his neurologist as the brain lesions get worse.  He no longer knows anyone.

The good news more and more federal judges are holding the probate judges and lawyers financially accountable.

The federal government has a new law which compels the DOJ to investigate these cases.

The outright criminal conduct is so bad, the trial judge award over $50,000 to an attorney my brother never hired, and the court told to stand down three years ago because she had no authority in the case.  That judge then recused himself and the visiting judge decided to give her over $50,000, as theft money when she was not even an attorney in the case.

My brother although the law allowed him to hire an attorney was told no by the judge and the judge appointed his friend who was not certified in guardianship law, a requirement of the appointment, and gave him over $50,000.  The guardian who was not even authorized to be a guardian was also given over $50,000.

No one has been paid.  I have the money held up in court.  But time has run out.  I am now moving to federal court.

When my brother was three a corrupt judge and lawyers in Beaumont awarded our joint father custody of the 5 children who had never been to Texas.  Their mother Alice had never been to Texas.  My father's lawyer claimed to have no address for Alice in New Hampshire.  She was defaulted after publication.  But my father had no problem sending a constable to their home in New Hampshire to get the kids. The federal government had been demanding he pay support. He married a drunk to take care of the kids as he went off to the Merchant Marines. This is when the merchant marines were supplying England leading up WWII.  Upon learning she was putting the eldest girl out for money he returned and divorced the drunk - then wife number three.

He then lived in Brownsville for a while working for Pan Am.  He lived on several acres on what is now Waco street near the airport.  He then got transferred to Nicaragua where he eventually met mom.

He left two girls in Brownsville with some nunnery, and sent the oldest and youngest girl, and my brother to live with our grandmother.  Something went wrong and my brother was abandoned to the drunk who for years abused him.

He came to know abuse as normal.

In 1959, some 13 years after my parents married, mom learned the truth - except daddy went to his grave denying Alice was my brother's mother.  He could not admit he abandon my brother to this abusive drunk.  When two of the girls came knocking at the door in Salt Lake in 1959, mom learned the truth.  In 74' Alice and the youngest girl got my mom to finally believe Alice was my brother's mom.

Instead of divorcing him she forced him to reconnect.  The nicest  thing my sister Caroline ever said to me, who is the one who never left Brownsville, was Alicia [mom] made daddy into the man and father he never was to them. All was forgiven and daddy was finally at peace.  He had his own story which the 5 came to understand - no excuses, just understanding.

Mom made daddy take all of his vacation time to reconnect with the 5, and he did, and so did we.  1959 to 1963, every year he had to spend time reconnecting with the 5.

With the exception of my brother all were able to make the trip to Salt Lake just before he died in 63'.  It is a wonderful picture.  My brother had been in the military.

Spring Break of 76' mom asked me to go to Ft. Lauderdale to see the eldest, Shirley and their mom Alice.  Alice and I became best friends right away.  She was grateful that she had reconnected with all of her children especially her little boy.  She was grateful to mom for forcing this issue.  This is why I was eventually given her diary, which has guided me in this story and the court documents out of Beaumont.

But what happened had major consequences in the lives of the 5.  I will go to jail before I allow another team of corrupt East Texas Judges to screw my brother over again.  This is why in his case I am practicing using my State Bar number before the Texas Supreme Court.  The Justices dare not challenge me because they know by law my license is still good.

In fact I am about to make a notice of appearance with my State Bar number before a corrupt Cameron county judge.  I am ready to take on the state and DA Saenz if they say boo.  Also before then the matter will be in federal court.

So in the next week I will spend another $1,000 or so to file in federal court.  Governor Abbott's lying wife is not going to like what I have to say about her broken promise to help.  Governor Abbott's lawyer is a very emotionally disturbed scumbag making it clear the abuse of my brother is not his concern.  Well it is because the governor has oversight over the guardianship program.

The complete story of the 5 will come out and all of the abuse they suffered because of the judicial corruption.

The National Chamber of Commerce in an article published in the Wall Street Journal found East Texas to be the most corrupt judicial region in the United States.  They actually beat out South Texas for judicial corruption.  An all Anglo Republican region -  noted for the racists who call it a Mexican issue.





BROWNSVILLE AIRPORT COMMISSION SHOULD RESIGN, AND EVERY MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION UP FOR REELECTION COME MAY SHOULD BE SENT PACKING

The last on the airport was in June that the city authorized the selling of $25 million in bonds. The BV has documented back to 2003, the endless lies about the runway expansion, including the selling of bonds never used for the airport runway.

FROM OCTOBER 2016, MAYOR TONY MARTINEZ AND CHARLIE CABLER RUNNING PROPAGANDA ON THE NON-EXISTENT NEW AIRPORT


This picture should be used over and over again concerning the lies about the airport and runway during the May 2019 elections.

How many times as an Airport Board Member has Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa announced we are close to a new airline coming to Brownsville, and nothing?  How long will we put up with the lies?

Brownsville's time for a new airport may have past.  Based on our promises to SpaceX the new runway should have been long done by now - nothing.

"Frontier Airlines joins Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Sun Country Airlines in providing passenger service to and from VIA." Herald  Harlingen now has 5 airlines, with Frontier now flying non-stop to Chicago and Denver.  Frontier has just opened the west including California to the LRGV.  United will offer the Chicago flights on the small planes.  Too long of a flight for a small plane, whereas Frontier will be using an 180 passenger Airbus to Chicago and Denver.

I have enough points on my United card for a round trip to Nicaragua.   I cannot fly now because of the surgery, but I am thinking two weeks in March for my birthday. That should be my last flight on United.  United and American are way too expensive out of Brownsville.  Sometimes they drop their fairs, but then they go up again. The COB will never, ever get its act together without new blood not tied to the self serving political machines of Mike Hernandez and Abraham Galonsky. 

I do hope Trey Mendez runs for mayor - he will be the machine of the people.  I hope John Cowen Jr. runs - he will be the machine of the people.  As a qualifier because I can see the attack already coming.  Just because John knows Nurith Galonsky does not mean he will  do Galonsky's bidding.  My sources are praising him as a desperately needed voice on the Brownsville city commission.

We need two more independent minded candidates.  People pay attention a man cannot challenge Jessica and attack her for all of her abuse of office, personal wrongdoing, and attempt to remove disabled people as her neighbors.  This is all documented and the BV will be running it over and over again if she has a viable female candidate.  If a man attacks Jessica the women will be turned off.  The only way to void Jessica's advantage with the blind female vote is to run a qualified female candidate against her.  If we do not, Jessica wins - it is that simple.

Deleon is trash.  I am working on the tape.  If someone would just take out all of his curse words and make one tape of it the people of Brownsville will be horrified.  When he says "F...k the firefighters" that alone should be enough to insure no law enforcement person votes for him.  His use of the N word is what got him noticed as the horrible person he is, but there is so much more on the tape which should scare people.

If Rick Longoria runs being morally corrupt will be the challenge he will face.  The famous pic unedited will play as evidence of, is this who you want representing your city?  I tiny black dot will be placed over his privates.  These type pictures have cost law enforcement their jobs, so why should it not cost Rick Longoria his job?


HOW THE POWER OF THE YOUTH IS CHANGING TAIWAN

The main focus of this post is not the gay spectrum movement. It is about how the youth in Taiwan are changing Taiwan. The youth are uniting on many issues. They occupied the legislature until Taiwan agreed to not move forward on a trade deal with mainland China.

The gay spectrum movement youth speak of the importance of aligning with other groups on other social and political issues in support of one another so as to expand their voice and power. The youth here need to take the reigns and do what our generation failed to do.

The youth were a big factor in Beto's run and so much of Texas turning Blue in November.

Chief Justice Roberts has teenage children with gay spectrum friends. They are in his home with his children. It will change his perspective. This is why I see Chief Justice Roberts becoming the new swing vote. Even the youth of your own children can move your politics.

Friday, November 23, 2018


READER ALERTS THE BV TO A POSSIBLE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CESAR DELEON MAY HAVE ON THE GBIC


EDITOR'S NOTE:

 Research shows the source may have a different Cesar Deleon than city commissioner Cesar Deleon.  So for now this is not the city commissioner, but is someone else.  I do not play the game of deleting mistakes.  For now the presumption is this is someone else.  Research continues  So based on this new information while I continue to research there would be no conflict since this appears to be a different Cesar Deleon.

Upon further research it appears the source was wrong, and this is a different Cesar Deleon.  Unlike other bloggers who remove posts when they fear a mistake the BV does not run from a mistake.  This issue of conflict of interest on this issue is non-existed.  That which follows will remain even though it was based on a mistaked presumption because the BV does not hide if it makes a mistake.

This analysis is based on incorrect information and therefore is not accurate.  But the issue of the city needing to investigate all conflicts of interests stands.

This was an easy fine with the SOS's office.  I have no evidence of wrongdoing or irregularity.  I do find it interesting Cesar Deleon used the name DelIon instead of Deleon.  He says it is industrial services.  This now raises a question does Cesar Deleon have to recuse himself on any GBIC vote concerning industrial development?

The city really needs to deal with all of the conflicts of interest of all officials - no exceptions period.

NO NEGROES ALLOWED AT TEXAS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

While researching a corrupt lawyer from Beaumont for acts taken in 1939, I found this opinion.  Depending on your perspective he was the good guy fighting with a mandamus to allow Negroes [I use the term for emphasis on the issue and it is the term used in the Texas Supreme Court opinion] to attend the Texas Democratic Party Convention in 1932.

The Texas Supreme Court found the Texas Democratic Party by the First Amendment right to Freedom of Association.

In my research on this opinion it is clear to me for electoral purposes the Parties are bound by the Constitution and federal law, but the US Supreme Court seems to still believe they are a private club for administrative and membership purposes.  But in this case the Texas Democratic Party used its rules to ban Negroes from voting in the primaries.

"Convention of the Democratic Party in Texas on May 24, 1932, which reads:

"Be It Resolved, that all white citizens of the State who are qualified to vote under the Constitution and laws of Texas shall be eligible for membership in the party, and as such eligible for participation in the primaries."
 In the Gay Spectrum battle the right of Freedom of Association was argued for decades and we lost, until finally we won. So who knows?

I also like this opinion because it was written two days after the filing of the mandamus.  It also brings in a lot of common law and the writings from the Age of Enlightenment on Freedom of Association.  You need to take the racial question out of the equation and ask yourself how far can the courts go to regulate our private associations?

For me the discussion on the role of free association is so current and raises real questions.  If the government can regulate our political associations is the role of the people in organizing to effectuate good policy diminished?  You may not like the result of this case, that is very understandable.  But read  the substance of the argument. 

It blows my mind this opinion was written two days after the filing of the mandamus.  This is when judges and lawyers still knew how to research the law.

"DeTocqueville, in his celebrated commentaries on the American Constitution and Government, "Democracy in America," first published in 1837, noted at length the celerity with which voluntary associations were formed by the people of the United States for political and other purposes, and the effect which these associations had, not only on governmental affairs, but on social and business endeavors as well. Democracy in American (Reeve's Ed., 1862), Vol. 1, Chap. 12, p. 216; Vol. 2, Chap. 7, p. 138."
....

"In Chapter XII DeTocqueville commenting on the principle and liberty of association, in part, declared:
"In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used, or more unsparingly applied to a multitude of different objects, than in America. Besides the permanent associations which are established by law under the names of townships, cities, and counties, a vast number of others are formed and maintained by the agency of private individuals."
For me this opinion forms the basis of a great doctoral dissertation.  Where is the line between Freedom of Association and discrimination.  Clearly rules or laws which prevent anyone from voting are unconstitutional?  But we have a system now of only two real options, with some very successful exceptions. This case can actually be used by Independents to argue why the Two Pary System is actually very undemocratic.
If to really participate in the elections you must choose Democrat or Republican and as private parties they can write rules as to who can participate in their primaries, do they in effect exist to limit voter participation?
Texas has an open primary.  So when the trolls post anonymously they are registered Democrats or Republicans they are probably not even registered to vote since no such system exists in Texas.
Would an oath to run for office to uphold a Party Platform which stands for taking away a group's right be unconstitutional?  Dangerous waters my friends.  But if supporting such a platform is your only option for running for elective office and to in fact in some areas hold office, is  the Party Platform then subject to constitutional review?
There is no easy answer to any of this.  The day we lose the right to freely associate  based on our views, is the day we all become slaves to an oppressive government controlled by few.  Oh, wait isn't that what the Two Party system is about?
Yes I am a legal eagle nerd - but these things matter.






AFTER A 23 COMMENT EXCHANGE ON THE CDCB PROSPECTIVE HOUSING PROJECT JESSICA REFUSES TO STATE HER CONCERNS WHICH ARE NOW DELAYING THE PROJECT AND THEN BLOCKS THE CITIZEN VOTER

EDITOR'S NOTE:  I am being told McHale is claiming I have not spoken to the CDCB housing battle with GBIC.  Absolutely false.  I chimed in immediately in favor of the housing development and put the blame for the problem on Mike Hernandez and Carlos Marin.  But we all know McHale will never speak the truth about the involvement of Mike Hernandez and Carlos Marin in stopping the development.  Also I immediately sent an email to Melissa Landin the PIO of CDCB for any information I could use to promote the project.  She chose to share no information in support of the housing development.  Why?  Now that is a question which needs answering.

ON MONDAY I HAVE A BOMB SHELL FOR JESSICA WHICH WILL PROVE SHE IS NOTHING MORE THAN USED TRASH MIKE HERNANDEZ AND CARLOS MARIN ARE READY TO TOSS ASIDE

THE CITIZEN: "Love it when people try to make this about me making money... when I have literally never demonstrated such behavior. In fact the people complaining to you because I wouldn’t approve their shady deals is evidence enough and you know it. It was pretty low for you to take it there. I have not accused you of such. But you don’t want to answer my question so you are trying to dismiss my concern as being about me making money. I won’t make any money off this deal either way. I don’t represent CDCB. They have their own broker. However, I do know first hand that lower income families can’t find housing and this is one huge way to address it. We desperately need entry level houses for our citizens. I fight for what I believe is right. I don’t fight for special interests or deals for me. If I did I would have a lot more money now. So please tell us what your concerns are. Why is that an issue? Just post in here what you are worried about so we can all see it and help fix it or support your position. Seems fair enough. One more thing I believe housing is one of the most critical issues we are facing and it will only get worse. Soon houses will be completely out of reach for even the median income families. They already almost are. Let’s address that."

So here is the deal, okay Jessica has issues with CDCB's prospective housing development near the Sports Park.  Fair enough.  But what is not fair is her endless insults to this citizen, while absolutely making clear she does not have to publicly express any of those concerns.  Her silence makes it impossible to defend her position.  Since she cannot defend the indefensible here is what she says to anyone who questions her refusal to explain her position.

JESSICA TO THE CITIZEN AFTER DELETING A COMMENT SHE DID NOT LIKE: " I’ve seen the comments you’ve made on other posts about the GBIC board, and I’m not going to support your biased us VS them arguments. The community is a whole and NEVER wins when you bring the divide and concur mentality into play."

What you see above and in Jessica deleting the citizen's comment is her refusal to state her problem with the CDCB housing project, and her belief if you are not on her page you are dividing the community.  No Jessica it is called free speech and the citizens questioning your deals and conduct which they find not to be in the best interest of the community.

On the housing issue, I have two young families I have managed for years financially.  For about 6 months now after spending years saving for a down payment, and to have cash on hand for remodeling and making the home energy efficient, they are priced out of the housing market.  This should be reason enough to move forward on the CDCB housing project.  It is not fair you live in a dump of an apartment for years so as not to waste your money on rent so you can save and buy a house, and then learn you have been priced out of the market.

In Jessica's and my neighborhood, while good for me if I were interested in selling, which I am not, the price of housing is out of control.  I looked at an empty house the other day for one of these buyers and the owner wants $45,000 more than its actual value.  It is not even inhabitable for three months while the remodeling is done at a cost of $50,000 minimum which then puts the cost of the house at least $20,000 over what it could realistically sell for. The roof and the eaves need to be replaced before you can move in.  Nearly every wall needs new sheetrock.  You can see the extensive damage from the old copper pipes which means you need to replace them.  It goes on and on.

So Yes Jessica the hard working people of Brownsville need affordable housing and not another empty industrial part. I've looked at two other houses in my neighborhood with the same basic problems. A responsible city commissioner works for the families of the city when they have been priced out of the housing market and not for the millionaires engaged in self serving business deals on the taxpayer dime.

JESSICA STOP ACTING LIKE TRUMP WHILE CLAIMING TO BE A DEMOCRAT

MONTOYA UNTIL HE WAS PUT ON MIKE HERNANDEZ'S PAYROLL TRASHED GBIC AT EVERY TURN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL PARK. NOW IT IS THE SALVATION OF BROWNSVILLE BECAUSE CARLOS MARIN HAS A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE LAND IN THE AREA

I basically totally agree with most of Montoya's post on elected officials and conflicts of interest.  The problem is the post was bought and paid for by Mike Hernandez and Carlos Marin to distract from the fact Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa is doing Mike Hernandez's bidding at the GBIC while doing business with Mike Hernandez.  This according to Montoya is not a conflict of interest.


So I supplement the story on elected officials and conflicts of interests by posting the part Mike Hernandez did not want printed.  Mike Hernandez is very involved at GBIC, and Jessica doing business with him is a very clear conflict of interest.  Let's see if at the next vote she files the proper paperwork to disclose she is doing business with Mike Hernandez before she votes the way he wants.

JESSICA'S RESPONSE WILL BE, SHE HAS A DUTY TO GET HER QUESTIONS ANSWERED - NO DISPUTE THERE - BUT SHE ALSO HAS A DUTY TO TELL US HER CONCERNS WHICH SHE WILL NOT

FINALLY AND UNRELATED TO JESSICA

A common scam of elected officials and unethical business people is the laundering of money to elected officials through bogus LLC's to hide the fact the business person is buying the vote of the elected official.  An LLC created by a city commissioner is being closely watched.  It appears to have no purpose.

Many elected officials in the US have been indicted for setting up bogus LLC's to accept business money for non-existed deals as a way to avoid reporting the money so no one knows they are bought an paid for..  The BV is on it.

Thursday, November 22, 2018


PUMPKIN CAME OUT OF THE OVEN AT 6:35, AND BLUEBERRY WENT IN AT 6:45

I picked the lemon for the blueberry pie at 6:25 - fresh is always best.  Technically I should not even be awake yet, but the trip back from San Antonio was real bad on my back.  The neuropathy hit at about 3:15 a.m., and at 4 after walking around a bit I gave up, did some work, and started the pies at 5.

Key on blueberry pie - 7 tablespoons of corn starch mixed in with the berries, and 3 on the bottom of the uncooked pie crust.  It will cut like steak instead of being watery

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS INSULTS OUR INTELLIGENCE WITH HIS LIES

The biggest issue in electing Senators is control of who gets appointed as a federal judge.  It is true there are good judges who when it comes to the bench are neither Republican nor Democrat.  But for Chief Justice Roberts to claim there are not Republican or Democratic judges just flies in the face of reality.

""We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts said in a statement responding to comments Trump made earlier in the week criticizing the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. "What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for."

Trumps attacks may be wrong, but Chief Justice Roberts demeaned the entire judiciary with his response.  Now we have two loud mouths talking nonsense.

Everyone who does  civil rights work finds any basis to file in California so the 9th Circuit will do the appellate review.  There is a reason why so many immigration cases were filed in Texas.  The Republicans were counting on the 5th Circuit Republican judges to side with them.

We cannot fix the problem until we are willing to tell the truth about the problem.


Monday, November 19, 2018


DEMS ON HOLD WAITING TO SEE IF BETO ANNOUNCES FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

"Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans."
....
Mikal Watts, a San Antonio-based lawyer and major Democratic money bundler, said several donors and political operatives in Iowa, after hearing from other potential candidates in recent days, have called to ask whether O’Rourke is running, a sign of his impact in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
“They’re not wanting to sign on to other presidential campaigns until they know whether Beto is going,” Watts said. “And if Beto is running, what good progressive Democrat wouldn’t want to work for Beto O’Rourke?”
He said, “I can tell you that there has not been this kind of level of electric excitement about a candidate since” Barack Obama ran in 2008."
KNOWING BOBBY WIGHTMAN-CERVANTES





The picture of me in Spring of 74' with the lady who made the fresh corn tortillas for my grandmother - Doña Panchita. This women who I would go see three times a day when visiting mi abuelita taught me more about work and equality than any philosopher or professor

Written maybe some 30 years ago in Spanish. If it makes you happy have at it with any grammatical mistakes.  Words do not translate in poetry from one language to another.  The original is always better in the language of origin.

Something I wrote maybe in the 80's I cannot believe I found this. Originally written in Spanish

YO SOY OBRERO Y MAESTRO

Yo soy obrero y maestro
Yo pienso en el poder del conocimiento
You oigo el pueblo quejándose hacia fuera para el conocimento
You veo chavalos marchando adelante con conocimiento
Yo soy obrero and maestro

Yo finjo saber que el conocimiento es derecho humano
Yo siento la enfermedad de la ignoracia
Yo lloro por el pueblo
Yo so obrero y maestro

Yo comprendo que con el conocimiento el pueblo se levantará y traerá el cambio positivo
Yo digo que con conocemiento hay libertad
Yo sueño que obreros y maestros serán uno
Yo trato de que el pueblo aprenda la importancia del conocimiento
Yo espero que el pueblo aprenda la importancia del conocimiento
Yo soy obrero y maestro

Translation - words do not translate - but substance does
so the Spanish words may not match up to a dictionary translation. In this type writing an author imbues his own sensibilities into the meaning of his chosen words. Some parts cannot be translated properly - hence the nature of poetry or even music

I AM A WORKER AND A TEACHER

I am a worker and a teacher
I think about the power of knowledge
I hear the people complaining out loud (towards) for knowledge
I see the youth marching forward with knowledge
I imagine (pretend) to know (poetically I imagine to know) that knowledge is a human right
I feel (sense) the illness of ignorance
I am preoccupied with the cure for ignorance
I cry for the people

I am a worker and a teacher
I understand with knowledge the people will rise up and bring positive change

I say with knowledge there is freedom
I dream the workers and teachers will become one
I endeavor that the people learn the importance of knowledge
I pray the people learn the importance of knowledge
I am a worker and a teacher

This has been my mindset all of my life.

By Bobby Wightman-Cervantes