Friday, September 18, 2020


 OAXACA, MEXICO BANS JUNK FOOD SALES TO MINORS

"The Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to children in an attempt to reduce high obesity and diabetes levels.

Oaxaca is the first state to take the measure in Mexico, which has one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity.
People breaking the law can be fined and have their businesses closed. Re-offenders face jail terms.
The move comes as Mexico's number of deaths linked to Covid-19 nears 50,000.
Mexico's death toll is the third-highest in the world after the US and Brazil. Experts say being obese or overweight puts you at greater risk of serious illness or death from the virus."


I do not make friends when I advocate for banning the purchase of junk food using SNAP cards.  

If Covid has taught us anything, we need to improve the diets of our children.

I can assure you, you will not even see a public health announcement from Brownsville or the county on this issue.  The corporatists need to be protected even if it means the health of your child.

It is sad when a State in Mexico is willing to address a public health crisis while here in Brownsville and Cameron County we just turn a blind eye to it. 

Alex Dominguez, Eddie  Lucio III, and Jr.,  should all be pushing state legislation to ban the purchase of junk food with SNAP cards.  Do not hold your breath.  Your child's health is not worth their time.

But to be  totally fair, the parents can just stop buying the junk food and instead buy more fruit and vegetables.  When did being a real parent become an option?


IS THIS ANOTHER CORRUPT CONTRACT IN THE MAKING?

Our commissioners court might want to remember when Gilbert Hinojosa tried to sell Isla Blanca he was exiled from Cameron county.

I do not know the facts.

In this post by the group opposing the sale and development are correct during negotiations nothing can be released in a public 

First this commission gave away Boca Chica and now the only bayside park. When will the corporatist be held at bay.

"SOLD....to the lowest bidder. Gone the ONLY bayside public park & beach.

Requests for a public meeting and for transparency went ignored. In addition to a questionable process of the original application being denied and a new RFP never published.
The Cameron County Commissioners Court recently approved a proposal for limited development of the Flats subject to contract negotiations. Those negotiations are ongoing and as such, the details of the proposal and discussions are not available for distribution to the public pursuant to applicable law. If a contract is entered into after full and fair consideration by the Commissioners Court in the exercise of their judgment and discretion, the details of the potential development will become available for public review."

"https://www.facebook.com/saveourflats/

JIM BARTON IS BACK AT BROWNSVILLE OBSERVER FOR MY NEW READERS

He is good on covering these type stories.  We do not always agree and sometimes strongly disagree, but he has access to the people who might help him develop this story. 


NEA CONTINUES WITH INVESTIGATION AGAINST AOBE, WHILE POLICE DEPARTMENT DISMISSES HER COMPLAINT FOR WHAT IT IS - AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE A POLICE STATE TO SILENCE SPEECH 

It was funny in speaking with  the investigator because he read how AOBE is trying to make it appear Dr. Gutierrez is responsible for the PPE shortages when he himself along with  his fellow police officers cannot get the PPE's they need it became obvious to him what is happening.  It is a national problem and Veronica Borrego just lies.

I fully cooperated with the investigator and send him the proof it was in fact Jerry McHale trying to frighten AOBE female members and not me.  

If the NEA takes action against AOBE I will let it go.   Women are tired of being dismissed as victims by the like of Veronica Borrego.

If the NEA fails to bring AOBE under control, then litigation will follow.  I can prove Veronica withheld from the police my statement "political bloodbath."  

I can prove she worked with a known drug addict pornographer to scare her female members.  


 CITY CITIZEN COMMITTEES ALWAYS FAIL BECAUSE THEY SERVE THE POLITICOS WHO APPOINT THEM AND NOT THE ISSUES

UPDATE:

While sitting here trying to finish the Special Needs Trust, I am well over 50 hours for a service I will never be paid for, my phone rang.  I cannot go out until I finish  recharging my spinal stimulator, so I am doing computer work.

THE CALLER SAYS TO ME "YOU MISSED THE REASON FOR THE ATTACK ON YOUR PERSON"

The BV broke the story of the Brownsville Mayor through the city manager's emergency powers appointing a Physician Assistant who was the mayor's client to oversee an exclusive city contract which nearly paid out $900,000 for Covid testing.  He is now gone.  This was all Trey Mendez and Jessica Tetreau Kalifa so now they attack.

The testing facility was set up at the Sports Park with no bus service and as far away from the poor of Brownsville as possible. Scum like Roy de los Santos thinks by attacking me for telling the truth the IG's looking at the back door deal will just ignore my documented evidence and the mayor will be protected.  This is how you get appointed to committees.  You protect the corrupt elected officials.  Proceed with caution Trey because you are helping me with a  retaliation claim. 

The evidence is undisputed this PA was telling people nicotine patches would protect them from Covid.  I filed an IG Complaint against the Mayor, the PA and City Manager with  the CARES ACT, MEDICARE, AND MEDICAID IGs.  If this PA billed the government for nicotine patches to treat covid he is going to jail.  The mayor and city manager may be right behind him.  If the investigation shows he was unsupervised [if he was supervised by an MD/DO, then it is fair to say they are quacks] and Trey got him the contract as his client, Trey could find himself in an orange jumpsuit soon enough. 

I just read the story of a dentist who got 20 years for medicare fraud.  I reported a local dentist who was contracted by the VA to pull a molar and prepare the jaw for an implant. Oh maybe 12-14 years ago I had an implant done at the dental school in San Antonio.  I know the process.  A different dentist locally was then contracted to actually do the implant.  The implant dentist is the one who cracked the molar during a root canal.  Anyway he did a great job with the new implant.  I think it took about 10 months.  When a molar is pulled for a proper implant a bone graft is placed in the hole and needs time to harden.  Then a hole is drilled for a screw.  You then wait for the jaw bone to attach to the screw.  Then finally a  crown is made to be placed on the screw.  That tooth is going nowhere.

My original implant was an eyetooth.  It took 6 months for the bone graft to attach to the jaw so they could proceed.  Then the same process proceeded.  In all of these years every 6 months  the VA would clean my teeth.

But after the implant which the Brownsville dentist who pulled the molar started to make follow-up appointments for me so his office could bill the VA to clean my teeth, I checked on it.  It was not necessary.  The VA Vets Choice program is pretty good, but some of these  doctors overbill and keep you coming back so they can engage in billing fraud.

Mean old Bobby reported him and he is no longer billing the VA for cleanings which the VA does anyway.

But my gastroenterologist and endocrinologist do not overbill.  They follow protocol and only see me based on federal standards. I see my endocrinologist every 6 months so he can check my hormone levels and make necessary adjustments to the hormone replacement  therapy.  The  VA does not have one locally.

It is funny because my PCP at the VA and I got into a discussion because he wanted me to have another  colonoscopy.  I explained to him with no changes in my condition the protocol is for 2022 for the next colonoscopy.  I have precancerous polyps possibly caused by the colitis.  Depending on how many my doctor pulls with each exam I go back in either 3 or 5 years.  This last time he pulled only two precancerous polyps.  I watched him remove them because I always wake up on the reverse.  

I know I am really off base, but this recharging really activates my brain.  I am at 90%.  

I HAVE TO SAY NOW THAT VETS CHOICE IS FULLY OPERATIONAL AND COASTAL BEND HAS BEEN ORDERED TO REIMBURSE COSTS TO VETERANS WITHIN 30 DAYS, [that is another battle  THE VA IN HARLINGEN WHEN MIXED WITH GOOD SPECIALISTS UNDER VETS CHOICE IS THE BEST HEALTHCARE IMAGINABLE.  I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.  THEY ARE A MODEL ON COVID TESTING WHICH SHOULD BE  DUPLICATED THROUGHOUT THE US

[sidenote - most veterans do not get dental.  But because I have a small rating for ulcerative colitis I get dental.  The theory is stomach acid can damage  the teeth.  You should know the Democrats have promised if they take the White House and  Senate all veterans will get free cleanings twice a year, even without a rating.  We know bad dental hygiene is related to dementia.  In the end  the VA could actually save money.  Just one of the many issues I have been writing letters for years and working to help veteran's groups to lobby for the benefit.]

Sorry for the long distraction, but when I am charging it seems to impact the brain in a positive way and my mind goes a mile a minute. Almost there I am at 80%.
You cannot point to one City appointed Committee which lead and won a civil rights battle or brought about any meaningful change.

A FEW WEEKS BACK THE BV BROKE THE STORY ABOUT AFTER CREATING THE CITY ETHICS COMMISSION, THE APPOINTED LEADERS DID NOTHING AND EFFECTIVELY SHUT IT DOWN

It was all smoke and mirrors, such as all of  these committees.  This reporting and fraud by the Brownsville City Commission is why they have their puppets attacking me.

When the then called radical gay leadership caught the eye of the news the cities tried to silence us with committees calling us too radicalized and pushing too hard.

I defy you to find a picture of one great civil rights leader who served on a city commission or board and won the battle while on that committee or board.  The politicos always come crawling to us once we own the press.  

Every great battle was fought by the radicalized leaders.  In every case we were arrested, had our reputations attacked, and had our businesses destroyed only to have cities appoint committees to claim to be the real leaders.  Why?  Control of the message to make sure the battle is silenced.  Only when the tide would turn would you see elected leaders all of a sudden find God. 

I have been at this for 40 years and have never seen a citizen committee lift a finger for positive change.  But they will run out and claim credit after the activists forced change. The City of Dallas politicos appointed their friends to attack those of use demanding change for what today would be called the LGBTQ+ community.  

These so called gay appointed committee members would say the real activists were pushing too hard.  They actually opposed us when we ran candidates for office because their bosses, the politicos who appointed them, did not want us running for office.

I will never forget the last Dallas Pride Parade I did not attend.  Hundreds of us boycotted it because the city convinced them to get the permit they had to ban drag queens, transgender, and leather LGBTQ+ individuals from participating in the parade.  They are the ones who started  the revolution in Stonewall and now the City of Dallas convinced the Pride Parade to ban them.

The women who won the right to vote for women did not serve on city committees.  They sat in city jails.

The union workers who won workers rights did not serve on city committees,  They sat in city jails.

Dr. King did not serve on a city committee.  He sat in a city jail.

Uncle Toms serve on city committees.

You do not earn your badge of honor until you go to jail for being part of the trench warfare. 

THE AIRPORT BOARD IS A JOKE

They will say oh, look at the new airport.  The BV has documented back to 2003 the city claiming they are ready to move forward with the new 10,000 linear foot runway.  Nothing was done because the advisors kiss the butt of the commission and do not address the demands of the city.  In one article I reported how the city sold bonds for the runway and then did not build it.

I am amazed with Covid we still have 8 flights in and 8 flights out every day.  But for years Jessica Tetreau has posted endlessly we have a new airline, then nothing. 

Who in their right mind associates with a city commissioner arrested for domestic abuse and who was sued to pay her workers.  Most certainly not a civil rights leader.  But for sure someone looking for attention.

We need the runway and the City Commission is opposed to it so the Airport Advisory Board will never push for it.  Their joke is to appear speaking for the needs of the city when in fact they just run cover for the  city commission's failure.

The BV has been saying we need a $7 trillion stimulus bill to include infrastructure. 

I have called on the city to start making their wish list now so Congressman Vela and hopefully Senator Hegar can present same in the House and Senate.  Nothing from our inept city commission.

Joe Biden just upped his proposed stimulus bill to just under $6 trillion.  Our city commission has no interest in appointing a committee of qualified people, not idiots wanting to take pictures with elected officials, to identify how best to request some of this federal money for infrastructure.

The runway will make Brownsville the 3rd largest port of cargo entry from Latin America.  It will mean so many warehouse jobs and a boom to the port.  Nope the city has no interest in even asking for the money.

SpaceX needs the weir dam for water.  On the southside of the highway leading up to SpaceX construction is booming.  They need water.  not today but in time  the weir dam can be used to make downtown into a wonderful riverwalk.  For now it can be used for water for Spacex, the farmers and new developments.  

But no committee and no leadership from the city.  Congressman Vela and Senator Cornyn should already have our wish list on infrastructure needs, but nothing. I must be silenced for raising these issues.

POLICE AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEES

They have existed my entire life.  Need I say more how they have been a complete failure because the committees serve the politicos and not the community.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE FACING THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY IS THE SEX AND DRUG INDUSTRY DOWNTOWN

In the case of Barry Horn we saw the consequences of when a family tosses their child to the street for being part of the LGBTQ+ community.  Barry Horn was murdered.  He was a  sexual predator.  The young man who was abused ended up committing suicide in jail.  

No leader in Brownsville is even willing to mention the truth.  The LGBTQ+ city committee will never address the issue because it will offend the money which keeps the city commission in power.

In Dallas it has been over 20 years since private groups, not the city, not the school district, created a safe haven for these children with their own school.  Private groups not the city created safe places for these abandoned children.  

We were attacked for our work as recruiting children.  

Do not hold your breath and expect the city committee on LGBTQ+ issues to even acknowledge the drug and sex trade downtown created by these abused and abandoned children.  These abused children help the bars make money and this city commission will not cross the bars.

It will be up to the private groups which are actually looking for funding, to create a safe haven for these abandoned and abused children.  We need to end the sex and drug trade downtown which uses these children. 

We are use to being attacked.  After being attacked for being on the radical outside for 40 years I know how we win.  But it is not for people who need to be seen in pictures with elected officials, it is for those willing to have their reputation attacked, businesses destroyed and sit in jail.  

LEGAL REFORM HAS BEEN A LONG BATTLE AND IF THE DEMOCRATS WIN WE WILL FINALLY HAVE HEARINGS ON ENDING LIFETIME APPOINTMENTS FOR FEDERAL JUDGES

The first federal judge I sued remains in federal prison.  You cannot win unless you are willing to fight in the trenches.

These people are so stupid they want you to think I sued the DOJ and lost in the Armando Villalobos and Abel Limas case.  The last I checked Armando Villalobos remains in jail and Abel Limas did his time. What they do not tell you is the Court of Appeals found the DOJ engaged in fraud on the court and sent it back and Armando Villalobos went to jail.

I call that a win for the people.  But it means taking a hit to my name.  True soldiers take the hits, everyone else claims bone spurs.

For my work in that so called loss, federal Judge Hanen allowed me to be only one of two bloggers nationally to blog a federal criminal trial live.  It was my case.  I went to Washington and filed the suit.  And they still attack me for it.

I'll take the hit.  Leaders of change have never served on a city committee because all the city wants is puppets. 

OKAY I HAVE TO FINISH THAT PROJECT AND DO A LOT OF YARD WORK. 







STORM TURNS NORTH - APPEARS TO BE READY TO STRADDLE THE GULF COAST WHILE BRINGING US LOTS OF RAIN 

 With this rain I have to do a lot of yard work today before the grass gets to high.  The city needs to keep an eye on the resacas and be prepared for heavy rains.

Thursday, September 17, 2020


WHAT SHOULD BE NAMED WILFRED IS GUNNING FOR BROWNSVILLE
 


 PARENTS SEND COVID POSITIVE CHILD TO SCHOOL

Guys you have no control who goes to school with your kids.  The Trumpites do not care.  They will always send their positive kids to school. 


"Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students have been told to self-isolate after parents sent their child to school despite knowing that they were positive for COVID-19.

The students, who attend Attleboro High School, will be required to self-isolate for two weeks. Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux told NPR that the student should have been self-isolating since Sept. 9 — the day the student was tested for COVID-19. However, the parents of the student continued to send them to school even after receiving the positive results on Friday.

Authorities have not released the identify of the student or family."

NPR

You know when AIDS broke out if you intentionally exposed someone you went to jail.  We need to start prosecuting parents who send their Covid positive children to school.

These parents and Trumpites have proven themselves dangerous and do not care about you or your children. 

There is no other way to protect school  staff and the children.


THE GULF X IS EXPECTED TO START MOVING NORTH TOMORROW OR SATURDAY

 If the storm gets a name it will be Wilfred.  After that we go back to the letter "A" for more storms.  The BV will keep an eye on this storm.

THE BV REPORTS THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

So I have a note on my desk to do an Open Records Request with the BISD.  I get a call on why  I have not done it.  I tell them because BISD is playing Where is  Waldo with how to do the request and I will not play.  I am never comfortable when Trustees push me to seek certain information.  I do not want to be anyone's pawn.

So this person navigating the BISD's web page of Where is Waldo finally finds the above graphic.  This should be on the front page easy to find if the BISD wants to be seen as transparent.  The Where is Waldo approach tells me a decision has been made to make it harder for the  citizenry to obtain public information.

BUT IT DOES NOT END THERE

In the past I would just summit an email, or they at one time may have had a fill in the blank form.

The BISD is not only playing Where is Waldo with the how to request information, they are making the submission of the request harder.

Most people do not have a landline to submit a fax and the BISD knows that.  During Covid people are not going to drive over to the BISD and submit the request.

When people realize their only option is the  slow mail, they are simply not going to make the request.

And that is where I am.  I would prefer to report on the lack of transparency at the BISD, then search out documents a Trustee wants me to have for a story.

Fix your lack of transparency and then I will see about doing a request, and possibly a story.


WILLIAM BARR MOCKS THE PRESS AND USES THE DOJ AS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE BECAUSE TRUMP HAS ALREADY PROMISED TO PARDON HIM FOR ANY CRIMES

I was focused on my project when my phone rings with the person telling me to click on CNN. 

"Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Wednesday said a report that Attorney General William Barr suggested prosecutors consider filing charges against her is "chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration."

Barr, The New York Times reported, asked prosecutors in the Justice Department's civil rights division to investigate if they could charge Durkan as a result of protests this summer, when some protesters established a police-free zone in downtown Seattle.
It is too late in the campaign to impeach William Barr.  
PAY ATTENTION, IF TRUMP LOSES HE WILL PARDON ALL OF HIS HIT MEN INCLUDING VP PENCE.  THIS IS WHY WILLIAM BARR IS SO BRAZEN IN HIS CRIMINAL ABUSE OF OFFICE. THEN ON THE EVE OF THE INAUGURATION TRUMP WILL RESIGN UNDER AN AGREEMENT PENCE WILL PARDON HIM

If Trump wins, he better immediately pardon his hit men who still hold office who are subject to impeachment because if impeachment proceedings are commenced, he may not be able to pardon them. 

" and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."

Also any presidential Pardon does not apply to violation of State criminal law.

I really need to buy a hard  copy of the Constitutional Minutes wherein scribes wrote down everything the delegates said when the constitution was being debated.  I have read it and use it as a basis for my views on original intent.

I will accept an anonymously donated copy.  Just send to 55 Ripple Creek Cir, Brownsville, Texas 78521.  My address is common knowledge so it is no big deal if I publish it.  It will hopefully change in January if I can move.  But I suspect I have decided to put the house in an irrevocable education trust so my roommate can continue to have a place to live and I have a place to stay if I come for a visit.  I will say this, the place I am moving to will required I fly back to Brownsville,  The drive is way too long. 

I REALLY WISH I HAD THE TIME TO GO BACK TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL MINUTES TO BETTER STUDY THE ISSUE OF PARDON

It seems to me the head of the criminal enterprise cannot pardon his co-conspirators in exchange for one of them pardoning him.  It may be a flaw in the Constitution, but if it is, I suspect if the Democrats win, the Constitution will be changed.  

I could not possibly answer this question without reading the constitutional minutes, and reviewing several centuries of King's Bench decisions on Pardons. Blackstone could be a roadmap to those King Bench decisions.  There are probably only a handful of decisions.  There may also be something in the Digest of Justinian - another legal series I want.  It is a summary of centuries of Roman law.  Just the endless pages on the complexity of abortion is fascinating. I have not read the entire thing, but I have read a lot of it.  


ANOTHER 2012 POST VERY RELEVANT TO TODAY

Don't have to agree with Santorum's message, but you are right in the power of "people". The problem is getting the right information out to them, 'cause they ain't born smart.


The above was from a reader who understood the substance of what I was communicating.


A VOICE IS STRONGER THAN MONEY


On Tuesday Presidential candidate Rick Santorum with no money, but with a strong message for the evangelicals, won all three caucuses and primaries. Mitt Romney and his super PACs, with all of their money could not overcome the vox populi of the people who voted.

Last night was an important example of how the people can check the process of money in campaigns.  There has been so much made of the ads paid for by the PACs under the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that the people may be finally understanding the ads are to be ignored. 

As I noted in my original post on the issue, the solution to Citizens United is not to restrict speech, but the people.  The people must be willing to ignore the ads.  The people must learn to educate themselves about the candidates. 

It does not serve freedom if when the people are lazy we restrict the free speech of corporations and wealthy people.  It is theoretically possible Citizens United could force the people to become more attentive to the candidates who reflect their views.  This certainly has to be better than the people giving up on someone like Rick Santorum just because the talking heads claim he cannot win.

The talking heads and PAC money candidates can be ignored in favor of principle.  The power remains in the vox populi.  So long as we keep the power with the vox populi, We the People will effectively check our elected officials.



WHY THE ODDS ARE TRUMP WINS

First I am part of a group working social media all over the US raising money to push Biden/Harris in Texas.  Texas is in play and we are  explaining to people if Biden/Harris win Texas by 8 p.m. more or less Central Time the networks can call the election for Biden/Harris.  By 7:15 p.m. the early voting and mail ballots will be reported to the Secretary of State.  It will be a matter of uploading them. So I am doing my part.  We are an army of national volunteers. 
    

BUT WHO ARE THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS?  THEY ARE VERY, VERY RADICALIZED


WHO ARE THE BIDEN  SUPPORTERS? THEY ARE ANTI-TRUMP AND NOT REALLY PRO BIDEN


Biden's supporters are not tied to him the same as the Trump supporters are to Trump.It is amazing to me even after Trump got caught on tape lying about how bad Covid is, his numbers in swing states got better.  Why? because the press ran cover for Woodward for hiding the tape.  They handed to Trump on a silver platter how hypocritical the press really is.  Woodward held the recording until he could maximize profits on his book.

Image had he released the tape in the middle of the NY meltdown with Covid how the nation would have reacted.  How many 10's of thousands of lives could have been saved before the spread to the South?  The Trumpites have every reason to not believe the press and to believe they are the enemy of the people.  Woodward for profit killed 10's of thousands of the people.  He is worse than Trump.

THE JOHN CHAMBERS CAMPAIGN

The Cameron County Democrats are in for a shocker as to how many Republicans are going to turn out in November.  They believe they are saving the nation from a socialist take over.  They believe the nation will fall if Trump loses.  But Chambers needs no less than half of the votes Lucio got in order to win.   I would submit to you, most people at this point do not even remember Lucio endorsed Chambers.  And with Garza all but directing the Herald with the story line, Chambers is only going to be trashed on a regular basis by the Herald.  Garza could be indicted in federal court and the  Herald would call it a Chambers conspiracy on no evidence.

I have two posts today.  The campaigns across the board seem to want to calm things down, so much is not being said.  I think both campaigns have said incorrect things.  Jerry McHale stated the claim Eric Garza is tied to the cartels and it took off in social media.  The BV has distanced itself from the claim.  All the BV ever said which is factually correct, the last time we unelected Lucio we elected Conrado Cantu.  That is hardly a claim Garza is tied to the cartels.

But the Herald believes the fact only two people donated to Garza in 2020 passes the smell test. That tells you Garza has control of the narrative at the Herald. The Herald complains I will not give up my sources.  I know for a fact elected Democrats are voting for Chambers and fear a Garza win could be really bad for them in 2022.  When you ask the Herald for their anonymous sources they always have the same response, reporters do not give up sources. Well there you go, they want my source, but they will not give me their source. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


 

JUST WOW - THE READERSHIP TODAY SHOWED TWO KEY THINGS - THE ORIGINAL POST ON GARZA HAVING ONLY TWO DONORS JUMPED BY ANOTHER THOUSAND CLICKS, AND TWO MY BALANCING THE ISSUE POST RECEIVED A LOT OF CLICKS

It just goes to show people want real facts, and non-trolls want stimulating commentary. Thanks guys


 AFTER READING TODAY'S BV CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD AGREES ON THE VACCINE NOT BEING THE SOLUTION - THEN HE SUFFERS TRUMP'S WRATH

"“We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said. “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against Covid than when I take a Covid vaccine.” 


Now while I am glad he agrees with the scientific reporting  coming from the BV, I still do not trust him.  The NIH and CDC are no longer independent.  They are Trump propaganda machines. 

 


THE COURT OF  CRIMINAL APPEALS MAY HAVE DECIDED THE SHERIFF'S RACE  TODAY

YOU CAN CLICK HERE FOR TWO GOOD COMMERCIALS WHICH GET TO THE FACTS, INCLUDING DA LUIS SAENZ TAKING DOWN ERIC GARZA AS INCOMPETENT

The BV reports the good, the bad, and the ugly.  The Court of Criminal Appeals denied John Chambers Petition for Discretionary Review.  Two Justices wanted to hear the case.

"CHAMBERS, JOHN FROM CAMERON COUNTY - 13-16-00079-CR

 
JUDGE YEARY AND JUDGE SLAUGHTER WOULD GRANT"

Juridical Methodology is understanding how the court works.  I know two things.  In unopposed PDR's it takes about three months to rule on the Petition.  I checked this morning's orders, when the Court issues is weekly orders, and missed it

So a bit ago I checked the docket sheet to see if they maybe ordered Saenz to respond, that is when I saw the ruling.

So what remains are several misdemeanor cases.  Neither will impact Chamber's ability to serve as sheriff.

THE CRIMINAL CASE IS A MESS AND MAY BE FINALLY DISMISSED ON THE MOTION FOR REHEARING

It is unclear whether the trial court can go to sentencing on the misdemeanor cases or has to  conduct a new trial.

The original charges were misdemeanors enhance to state jail felonies.  The court of criminal appeals found insufficient evidence  to sustain the state jail felonies.  John Chambers has a right to a jury trial, and no jury has ruled on the misdemeanor cases standing alone.  This issue will be a mess if Janet Leal tries to sentence on misdemeanors which were never tried stand alone.  We have no idea what the jury would have found without the felony enhancements.

THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS SEEMS TO FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THEY ALREADY FOUND THE RELEVANT LAW AS UNCONSTITUTIONALLY VAGUE

"The meaning of the phrase “government’s purpose for requiring the governmental record” is unclear in the context of the statute" p.24 of opinion.  Prior to this the Court of Criminal Appeals found "When interpreting a statute, we give effect to the plain meaning of the statute’s language, unless the statute is ambiguous." p. 9.  The Court having found the statute is unclear it is void for vagueness.  

Chambers needs to explain this exactly as I have have written it in his Motion for Rehearing

THE CASE IS NOW AT A STAND STILL

The Court of Criminal Appeals has to issue a mandate and then the court of appeals has to issue a mandate.  The court of appeals has failed to issue a mandate on its original opinion, which is why Leal had no jurisdiction.

Other than John Chambers filing a Motion for Rehearing with the Court of Criminal Appeals, at this time no one has jurisdiction.  With all which needs to get done, nothing can possibly happen in the trial court before the election.

Eric Garza will continue to lie.  Robert Gracia has given Garza a spanking he will never forget.  Gracia is not happy with Garza's total mismanagement of the campaign. 

JUDGE LEAL MUST RECUSE HERSELF

The undisputed facts are she ignored the law which got her a spanking from the Court of Criminal Appeals on the felony charges for which they acquitted John Chambers.  Even after DA Saenz tried to explain to Leal she had no jurisdiction to proceed in June of this year, she continued to proceed.  I guess someone finally got to her and explained without a mandate to proceed and a pending PDR, she lacked jurisdiction in the case. 

To compound all of this she was assigned the case against John Chamber's only accuser, Alfredo Avalos who is charged with using government  computers to secure information for non-government use.. He is facing two felony counts. Rather than meet her constitutional duty to hear the case she recused herself. While prosecuting John Chambers she was comfortable hearing Avalos divorce and child support case.

SAENZ NEEDS TO JUST DISMISS THE CASE SINCE HE HAS NO WITNESSES

Unfortunately Chambers cannot file a Motion to Dismiss with the trial court until its jurisdiction is restored and that could be months from now.

CHAMBER'S LETTER TO ERIC GARZA

Since the letter has no bite and is intended for the press incapable of understanding the argument, as Garza's lawyer I would tell him to just ignore it, other than in my opinions the lies are hurting him.




COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS FORCED TO GO AFTER ERIC GARZA AFTER HE DENIED AN INMATE HIS RIGHTS - IS THIS WHO YOU WANT FOR SHERIFF?

Cameron county is in for a lot of lawsuits if Eric Garza becomes sheriff.


GARZA JUST REPEATEDLY DENIED THIS PRISONER HIS RIGHTS AND IGNORED ALL WARNINGS FROM THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS



 I started this in 2001, when you had to code your own page.  It was a very successful national page.  There was no comment section so people would send emails and I would post their comments.

I messed up and forgot to renew the page and someone bought it and then wanted $500 to sell it back to me.  Well that is about the time the opportunity for the BV came about.

I tried to do it on blogspot about 8 years ago and found I could not do the BV and BTI.

Here is a prophetic post from February 2012 when I tried to start it again on FB.

THE CHECKS AND BALANCES INHERENT IN FREE SPEECH, AND THE RIGHT OF ASSEMBLY

In the same way the press seems to have abandoned its check on government through a free and vox populi oriented press, so too have far too many Americans through their refusal to stand up and say - enough is enough. 
Former Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower foresaw the dangers of corporatism in our democracy.  He specifically spoke to the issue of the military industrial complex.
Here's an excerpt:
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist."


http://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later

In the 60's students and young adults raised up and spoke their minds on all sorts of issues from civil rights, to war, to drugs, to poverty.  The students took control of the universities and created student unions.  One area on campuses where students succeed was taking control of the bookstores and keeping prices down.  In time the student leaders voluntarily gave up that control to corporate interests who then paid a fee to the university for the privilege of bilking the students.

The 60's proved that if the people exercise their check on government and the courts they can effectuate policy changes.

It is true the people are making progress in small ways.   But the reality is, in terms of the corporate take over of our government, as warned by President Eisenhower, it is nearly complete.  One reason the corporatist have succeed is the radical right.  President Reagan promised them he would oppose all individual freedom for anyone they deem immoral in exchange for their vote.  This was the final major putsch in the corporate take over of our government.  It was also the first major modern step to the rise of anti-liberty voices in the name of God.

Occupy Wall Street is a voice against corporatism.  Unfortunately, as the key leaders sought comfort in the warmth of their homes, the more radical near anarchists elements have begun to turn the movement into a movement of destruction.  Unless the original leaders of Occupy Wall Street seize control soon, the movement could be lost.

The radical right seems to understand the function of the people as a check on government and courts. While I am not happy with what they are doing in the following example, the example is clear evidence of how the people can still check the actions of the government.

The legalization of gay marriage in Washington is now a  formality.  But because the radical right is unhappy with this result they intend to exercise their right of free speech and assembly to overturn the Washington legislature through a possible public ballot initiative. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/03/us-gay-marriage-washington-idUSTRE81204O20120203

While I may not like how they intend to use the ballot initiative, it is nonetheless a good thing that as a group they seek to exercise their right of checks and balances as against the legislature.

Until the American people understand that the concept of checks and balances goes well beyond the three branches of government, corporatists will continue to take control of our government.  The people need to know through ballot initiatives and the ballot box they are the ultimate check on the courts and legislatures.

The funny thing about the radical religious right and their alignment with the corporatists is, it was the corporatists who changed the blue laws which had stores closed on Sunday.  But then I guess when you generally seek to do the work of injustice, you get  in bed with the devil himself.

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1164.html

Meaningful change will not come to our government until the people reassert their power of Checks and Balances on the government and the courts.


GETTING TO THE HEART OF COVID, AND THE VACCINE WHICH WILL CHANGE NOTHING

EDITOR'S NOTE:  JUST THREE POSTS - I HAVE A TON OF THINGS I NEED TO GET DONE

The president of Southwest stated it will take 10 years to restore the business market in the airlines.  The impact this is going to have on our economy will be significant.  I do not know how Boeing survives if no one is buying planes.

I am hoping if Biden wins he will mandate quick covid testing before entering an airport.  This will get people flying again.  I am more than willing to pay for the testing as part of my ticket.  I am ready to fly but every possible trip is not possible because of the NY quarantine.  

THE VACCINE WILL CHANGE NOTHING

Dr. Fauci is hoping for an efficacy rate of 70%.  Using the most  conservative polling shows 30% will not take the vaccine. The virus will not be controlled.  Some polls have as high as 50% refusing the vaccine.  Of note, the Republicans are the most anti-vaccine group.

But using conservative numbers some 148 million Americans will not be protected and continue to get sick.  There is no way for years seniors and other at risk individuals will not have to continue to wear facial coverings to protect themselves.  

This is not the flu or the common cold.  It is at least 5x's deadlier and we have not been able to get rid of the flu or common cold.

People will continue to die for years to come.

PAY ATTENTION

It is a lie that we will know the impact of the Labor Day weekend on the spread three weeks after after the holiday.  We are not testing, so how can we know?  The initial spread takes three weeks.  But for the spread to get into the at risk community can take upwards of three months.  This is how I know Covid was in the US in October.  It came and spread but took until December for the first cases to show up.  

ONLY INNOVATION WILL MAKE THINGS BETTER

We should be able to eat in restaurants if people would just learn to eat wearing facial shields.  This gets the restaurants back open.  But the owners oppose innovation and in the process will destroy themselves.


I do not oppose the restaurants opening at 50%.  If you want to roll the dice, go for it.  But consider buying a facial shield to wear while  you eat.

NYC IS OPENING RESTAURANTS 


I do not know Brownsville's healthcode on this issue, but if need be the city needs to amend it to allow restaurants in shopping strips to use the sidewalk and parking lot for outdoor dining.  We have the weather so let's use it. The city needs to consider closing a few streets  downtown Friday through Sunday night  so the restaurant can move outside.  I believe this along with facial shields people will go out and eat in our restaurants.  But we need to be innovative.  These facial shields bought in bulk are as cheap as $2.

Dodici's has a great patio.  They need to open it.  It will send a "can do" message to other restaurants.  In the beginning it would have been a bad message by the mayor and his partners, today it will send a "can do" message.

With innovation we can get the restaurants open again.  No state order bars the restaurants from requiring people wear a facial shield while eating.  It will make people feel safer.  It is a myth a city order is keeping people from the restaurants.  There is a real fear.  We need to address the fear so people will feel fine going into the restaurant. 

THE AIRPORTS

If we simply test everyone going into the airports such as in other countries we get our airlines up and running again.  But there is no will.

When we fail and we will, remember it was easier to fail than to be innovative.

Trust me I am not afraid  to eat in a restaurant if everyone has to wear a facial shield while they eat.  I am not afraid to fly if we test everyone before going into the airport.

BUT DO NOT FOOL YOURSELF, WE ARE TALKING YEARS OF SPECIAL HEALTH ORDERS AND RELAPSES AS PEOPLE BECOME LAXED.  THIS IS NOT GOING AWAY ANY TIME SOON AND  THE VACCINE WILL PROVE TO BE A BIG FAILURE AS PEOPLE THINK WE ARE SAFE WHEN IN FACT AT LEAST SOME 148 MILLION AMERICANS WILL REMAIN EXPOSED

ONE STUDY NOW SHOWS COVID WAS HERE AS EARLY AS DECEMBER, THE BV HAS BEEN CLAIMING SINCE OCTOBER 

This virus takes time to infect a lot of people until it shows up in hospitalizations.

"The deadly coronavirus may have circulated in the United States as early as December, about a month earlier than believed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to researchers with UCLA."

CNN