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Max Powers - 1 hour 24 min ago
Switching gears from political bullshit, let us talk about your other favorite topic...ME. "Max, you are a beautiful man. How do you do it?" "Max, are you getting younger?" It is all very confusing. Hell, it is confusing for me. But I have take some steps to try to make... Max Powers
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Taking time to reflect

ElPasoSpeak - 3 hours 35 min ago

It seems that some people think they are getting exercise when they jump to conclusions.

We deserve better

Brutus

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When Mexicans Forced the Texas Rangers to Surrender

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:00pm
Many Americans remember the Alamo as the beginning of the Anglo take-over of land occupied by Mexicans. There […]
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How El Paso Became The County Seat & Ft. Bliss Was Reopened

El Paso News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:36pm
American history usually glosses over many historical details especially when it does not fit the Anglo-centric worldview of what is real. The issue of Duranguito and the ongoing de-Mexicanization of El Paso is not new. […]
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Out with the trash!

El Paso News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 2:10pm
Tell us how you really feel?
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What the F, Forma? Part Deux

Max Powers - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 8:41am
What is going on with Dee Margo? Dee Margo being a former legislator should know the importance of counting votes before bringing anything to a vote. But then maybe one-term was not enough to learn that. That being said, the folks consulting him, Forma Group, has a much more accomplished... Max Powers
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Texas house seat for sale?

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 6:00am

Mr. Grossman tipped us off to this chart on transparencytexas.org:

Notice how little of the money raised came from within district 76.

I can only conclude that outsiders are trying to buy a vote.

We deserve better

Brutus

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The Lawless King

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:00pm
Donald Trump went on a pardon spree yesterday commuting sentences and pardoning others. Looking at who Trump is […]
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Las Vegas

Max Powers - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 8:10am
I am dumb and do not know any better. So I am asking for your help here. That picture is of a $2.5 billion proposed project. "Uh...Max, that is Dallas." Well, no shit, Sherlock. "Why are you talking about Dallas then?" Well, the group behind this project is De La... Max Powers
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Partying on our dime

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 6:00am

South by Southwest is coming again in March.

Will our city and county elected officials spend our money again to go to this party?

In the past they have told us that going is good for our economy.

Have they ever produced any results?

We deserve better

Brutus

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El Paso Matters and Why The Money Matters

El Paso News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 5:15am
As readers may have noted, former El Paso Times editor, Robert Moore launched his El Paso Matters news site on Monday. Moore has been raising money for his venture since about April of 2019 through […]
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When Border Officials Look the Other Way

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:00pm
One of the loudest arguments for locking up the border in the name of security is the idea […]
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Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza

El Paso News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 2:52pm
On Sunday May 12, 2019 I was honored to present these two poems at the El Paso Mother’s Day Rally to End Family Separation and Child Detention.  Donna Snyder Tornillo Life is short for children […]
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Jaime Abeytia and His Scooter

El Paso News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:23pm
So, there is some speculation about Jaime Abeytia and his scooter making the rounds on social media. I’ve been asked several times if I was aware of the status of Abeytia’s driver’s license. Does Jaime […]
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What the F, Forma?

Max Powers - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 8:36am
So wannabe-State Representative Claudia Ordaz Perez is in the news again because new ethics complaints filed against her. Okay. But what I did not get is why is Perez having her attorney speak to the press? If these things are political in nature, why bother having an attorney address what... Max Powers
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Candidate Marlene Gonzalez

El Paso News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 6:42am
Name: Marlene GonzalezOffice Sought: 388th District Family CourtAge: 65Education: Doctorate of Jurisprudence (Interamerican University of Puerto Rico); Master of Arts Labor Relations with Honors (University of Puerto Rico); Bachelor of Arts with Honors (University of […]
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Inclusive? Not at all!

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 6:00am

One of our readers received this via email from the city the other day:

You are invited to participate in the El Paso City Accelerator Inclusive Procurement Survey because you have been identified as a business owner/associate in the City of El Paso. The purpose of the survey is twofold. It will help the City develop a profile of regional businesses, and it will gather information on business certifications and interest in a future certification program by the City of El Paso.

This survey will also allow the City to identify and develop the infrastructure needed to establish a certification program.
The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time. Your answers will be held strictly confidential, and in no way affect your business’ standing. Note that if you have multiple businesses, we would very much appreciate it if you would complete a survey for each business. We encourage non-profit and for profit organizations to exclude themselves from taking the survey to ensure that each business is properly counted when developing the regional business profile and assessing certification needs.

Huh?

They encourage non-profit and for profit organizations to exclude themselves from taking the survey…

Do they bother to read what they put out?

We deserve better

Brutus

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What Does 2246 Fetuses Say About The Country

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:00pm
Last week, according to news reports, 71 boxes filled with over 2,000 fetuses were discovered in a doctor’s […]
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Why did they publish this?

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 6:00am

The February 9-15, 2020 issue of El Paso Inc. had an interview with our first city manager.

They wrote:

Then came … a $44 million ballot item for a new ballpark that more than 70% of voters supported…

Not true

The voters were never asked to approve a ballpark.  They were asked to approve using hotel occupancy taxes to pay for it.  If the voters declined approval the bill would have been added to our property taxes.  This is what we voted on:

VENUE PROJECT AND HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX PROPOSITION

“AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS, TO DESIGNATE THE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM PROJECT AS A SPORTS AND COMMUNITY VENUE PROJECT WITHIN THE CITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW AND TO IMPOSE A TAX ON THE OCCUPANCY OF A ROOM IN A HOTEL LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY, AT THE MAXIMUM RATE OF TWO PERCENT (2%) OF THE PRICE PAID FOR SUCH ROOM, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING SUCH VENUE PROJECT.”

Wrong amount

The Inc’s $44 million number is not true either.

Back in August of 2015 we wrote Latest ballpark numbers and showed our portion of the cost to be over $64 million.

The Inc reporter has been around a long time.

Why would he blatantly misstate the facts?

We deserve better

Brutus

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RumpToons No: 172

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 11:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 172!
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