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RumpToons No: 176

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 03/14/2020 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 176!
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Open line Saturday

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 03/14/2020 - 5:00am

It’s Saturday.

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better

Brutus

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Sito!!!

Max Powers - Fri, 03/13/2020 - 6:40am
Now that Cesar Blanco, a man who bought his first home in San Antonio before he bought one in El Paso, will be State Senator, I got to thinking who is going to hire. When Eliot Shapleigh left the Senate, he left his trash in the office for Jose Rodriguez... Max Powers
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Texas charter school funding

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 03/13/2020 - 5:00am

I’ve been asked to compare public charter school funding in Texas to independent school district funding.

I found this on the txcharterschools.org web site:

We deserve better

Brutus

 

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The Electoral College Is About Keeping the White Minority In Power

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:00pm
During the last two posts we have looked at how slavery was part of the founding of America […]
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Diverting tax money from the city general fund

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 5:11am

It seems that the city is using Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones more and more as a way to finance private ventures.

The TIRZ allow any increase in property values and the resultant increase in taxes to be funneled into the TIRZ and away from the general fund.

Items 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 on the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 city council agenda dealt with the expansion of existing TIRZs.

Item 11.1 added 595 acres to TIRZ six–Medical Center of the Americas.

Items 11.2 and 11.3 dealt with TIRZ thirteen.  They added more land and increased the amount that will be diverted from the general fund.

We deserve better

Brutus

 

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The Texas Revolution Was About Slavery

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 10:00pm
The Texas Revolution was about a small ragtag group of people intent on avenging their dead at the […]
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EPISD–students suffer

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 5:00am

The original post was incorrect.

Rather than continuing with an incorrect conclusion I have removed the original text with a commitment to be more careful next time.

Brutus

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America Was Founded on Slavery

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:00pm
American schools teach that America was founded on the ideal that “all men are created equal”. It is […]
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SISD in denial

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 5:35am

The Socorro Independent School District superintendent evidently recently told his board of trustees that almost all of their graduates last year were actually qualified for graduation.

I can understand mistakes being made.

What I cannot understand is a superintendent saying anything other than “I will get to the bottom of this and see to it that this does not happen again”.

We don’t need to lower our standards any further.

The other graduates deserve better.

Brutus

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Slavery In America A Four-Part Series

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 10:00pm
This week’s posts are going to be a difficult read for many because it involves an uncomfortable topic. […]
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That's Not Gonna Work

Max Powers - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 7:56am
Over the weekend, Claudia Ordaz Perez's campaign consultant and friend, Jaime Abeytia, put an El Pasoan - Ross Moore - on blast. This is after the fact she won her race handily. Instead of doing the grown-up thing and letting either Ross Moore call Claudia with his tail tucked between... Max Powers
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Was this a one-off?

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 5:04am

I was pleased to see the front page article in the Times the day after the election.

They wrote about election results.

Quite often it takes two or three days before a news item makes it to the Times.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Women, Violence and AMLO

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 03/08/2020 - 10:00pm
Today, Mexican women are expected to show what it would be like to have a world without women. […]
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RumpToons No: 175

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 11:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 175!
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EPISD debt service

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 4:41pm

EPISD is having a board meeting Thursday, March 12, 2020.

One of the items they will discuss is their debt service fund budget projections.

Here is what the backup material for the agenda item shows:

They evidently don’t want the public to know.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Open line Saturday

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 03/07/2020 - 6:00am

It’s Saturday.

What’s on your mind?

We deserve better

Brutus

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You Gotta Hand It To Forma

Max Powers - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:06am
I have been beating up on Forma a lot because of its piss poor performance lately with its client Dee Margo. But Forma did knock it out-of-the-park with Claudia Ordaz Perez. Don't kid yourself that Claudia would have won it with just only her rag-tag team of consultants, Vince Perez... Max Powers
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Not my kind of club

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 6:00am

While buying gasoline the other day I saw this:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year.1 In addition, smoking-related illness in the United States costs more than $300 billion a year, including nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults and $156 billion in lost productivity.

I recognize their  right to sell the product as well as the right of the smokers to use it.

I am exercising my right to buy from someone else.

We deserve better

Brutus

 

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The Immigrant Voters

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:00pm
Pew Research published a report on Wednesday pointed out that “one-in-ten” voters in this year’s U.S. presidential election […]
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