Comments for El Paso News Organization http://elpasonews.org The Martín Paredes Perspective. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:12:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Comment on Bob Moore Quits, Or So He Says by Defacto http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/bob-moore-quits-or-so-he-says/#comment-838745 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:12:58 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10455#comment-838745 Jerry K: More times than not, Martin is right. Mayor Ray Caballero faked a water shortage. Jan Sumrall, (RIP) damned herself with her own email. Jan also secured campaign workers by promising jobs that she never even tried to deliver. Among them, was a Municipal Judgeship for Mark Briggs that never happened. Mayor Joe Wardy fired Charlie McNabb and Laura Gordon to hire the worst City Attorney in El Paso’s History: Lisa Elizondo. Wardy et. al subsequently approved Elizondo’s use of more than $10,000 tax dollars to redecorate her office. After which, Lisa landed on the EPPD website with a DUI! As a City Councilor, Susie Byrd vehemently supported the legalization of marijuana. Susie is now an elected member of the EPISD School Board, where there should be zero tolerance for anyone even remotely associated with the legalization of Pot. Veronica Escobar earned her in an environment where, for decades, the right hand never knew what the left hand was doing, and never will. Thanks to Bob Moore.

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Comment on The Duranguito Elephant In the Room by RG http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/the-duranguito-elephant-in-the-room/#comment-838728 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:56:51 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10445#comment-838728 Back when ELP politicians were conniving to ram the baseball field down our throats, I remember several individuals posting their opinions in every ELP times article always favoring the baseball park. I would not doubt that they were paid to do that. Back then, they claimed that they were more than 4000 parking spaces available at downtown, that all this Fortune 500 companies with their respective CEO’s and families were moving to ELP as soon as we had a AAA team. 4 or 5 years later, parking during the games is a nightmare, we keep getting more restaurants and retail store and the crowds at the games getting smaller and smaller.

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Comment on Bob Moore Quits, Or So He Says by JerryK http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/bob-moore-quits-or-so-he-says/#comment-838722 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:52:10 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10455#comment-838722 I was sorry to see Medina go to jail. I don’t know about his crimes, but he was always kind to me. Ditto Ray Cabellero, Jan Sumrall, Joe Wardy, Susie Byrd, Judge Escobar and probably a lot of other people who have made the 10 Most Wanted list here. Enemies are easy to make; it takes work to keep friends and I have to remind myself of that every day because we take politics so seriously here as our bloodsport.

I was in Canada from March to August this year and it is so different there. The political season lasts less than two months, votes are counted (takes about a week what with all the wilderness in BC), winners announced, and everyone goes back to their day job. Their bloodsport is hockey.

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Comment on The Duranguito Elephant In the Room by Jud Burgess http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/the-duranguito-elephant-in-the-room/#comment-838664 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:49:55 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10445#comment-838664 And one of the biggest fallacies is this perception that these sports venues “gifted” to us by the wealthy are for all El Pasoans.

The only thing that is for all El Pasoans are the taxes which we pay for to subsidize these pet projects. We satisfy their urges to own bush-league basement-level sports franchises.

The Chihuahuas average maybe 4,000 El Pasoans per game leaving 676,000 uninterested El Pasoans helping pay the bill for something that doesn’t affect their lives except in a fiscally negative way.

The arena will be no different. It will sit idle virtually all year and when it has an event, a tiny fraction of El Paso will benefit, yet we all pay for it.

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Comment on Acts of God Killed the Wall by Pati http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/acts-of-god-killed-the-wall/#comment-838613 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:39:24 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10435#comment-838613 Sometime ago I made comments about the ingenuity of folks doing interesting things with the stupid trompas wall after seeing what the artist Banksy painted on the West Bank Barrier.

Today I checked the guardian and this is what I found:

“Kikito’s famous now”.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/18/proud-to-be-mexican-meet-the-baby-whose-huge-image-gazes-over-the-border#img-1

Eat your hearts out, trompas wall worshipers!

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Comment on NAFTA and Mexican Immigration by JerryK http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/nafta-and-mexican-immigration/#comment-838611 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:50:18 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10442#comment-838611 There would be nothing better for the USA than a strong and independent Mexico on its border. Then, maybe, Mexico might get serious about its own southern border and the failing states to its south.

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Comment on Acts of God Killed the Wall by Mr. Knowitall http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/acts-of-god-killed-the-wall/#comment-838576 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:42:44 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10435#comment-838576 You are missing the point Martin. The Dems will have to decide to kill the Dreamers and kill the wall or approve the dreamers and give Trump his wall. Idealism verses compromise. My bet is on Idealism. They dont give a shit about the Dreamers.

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Comment on The Path to Citizenship: A Dreamer Case Scenario by Mr. Knowitall http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/the-path-to-citizenship-a-dreamer-case-scenario/#comment-838449 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:25:32 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10423#comment-838449 Jerry, what would Martin do without his maid in South Florida. That’s why.

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Comment on The Path to Citizenship: A Dreamer Case Scenario by JerryK http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/the-path-to-citizenship-a-dreamer-case-scenario/#comment-838405 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:35:39 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10423#comment-838405 What would you do under those circumstances?
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Obey the law, as poor Juan’s parents should have done instead of convincing themselves that they somehow deserved a break from legal immigration. Life is so much easier when you just obey the law instead of running the red light and pleading to the cop that you’re late on the way to your wedding.

I can’t figure out why you don’t get this, Martin.

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Comment on Post Hurricane Irma Quick Notes by Thomas http://elpasonews.org/2017/09/post-hurricane-irma-quick-notes/#comment-838384 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:24:28 +0000 http://elpasonews.org/?p=10421#comment-838384 Martin
Since you are kind of disconnect from the outside world right now though you would find this of interest. The Supreme Court just over turned the ruling of the 9th circuit on Trumps travel ban! Guess all the Super Geniuses on the left were wrong once again! ;O)

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