vero_crtn15_01The problem with the progressive agenda, as espoused by Veronica Escobar and her cronies, is that they believe they have the mandate to legislate your behavior regardless of the idiocy of it. Escobar and cohorts have embarked on a public policy agenda that attempts to set the standards by which you live. This erosion of your rights is even more egregious when it is delivered within days of the Fourth of July Holiday.

By now, you all know that Veronica Escobar’s latest attempt to control how you live is to remove the soda machines from county buildings. Yes, I know she is arguing that it is an attempt at lowering the county’s costs on employee insurance. The fact is that it is beyond that.

It is part of her belief that only she knows what’s best for the community. She and her supporters really do believe that if they offer more “healthy” alternatives that the county employees, in one of the most obese cities in the world, will magically start eating healthier. Forget that it only takes a quick trip to the any fast food place or convenience store to get a super-duper-duper soda to last the day.

Herein lies the crux to the stupidity of her plan.

She has been arguing that the County should have more authority to levy fees and taxes to shore up the county’s budget. Yet, however small, the soda machines are moneymakers for the County. Veronica Escobar’s solution is to send county employees to the nearest convenience store for their daily fix.

This from the woman who loves the “government cheese” in her Chico’s Tacos. [Urrea, Luis Alberto, “Calm at the Edge of the Abyss”; Playboy; October 2009]

With all that said, it is time for another cartoon. Enjoy and feel free to download, print, post on social media and send to your friends. If you have any suggestions for my next cartoon, send it over to me or post it as a comment.


Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

7 replies on “Do As I Say Not As I Do”

  1. Max, you outdid yourself, this is funnier than El Lardo the con, wannabe socialite. It still hasn’t figured out which ones smile in his face and bad mouth him as soon he leaves.

    Talk about being power hungry and egoistical, this woman has really lost touch with reality. Even had the gall to state that she could sign an executive order banning the sale of fireworks. Didn’t matter if the Governor agreed or not. Even worse was she made a fool of herself in Washington. I’m sure that Senator Mc Cain and the committee were impressed with being chastised and reminded that she is a county judge ! I am surprised she didn’t demand a motorcade and the air r traffic be suspended as she landed or left to return on Menudo One, code name Govmin Cheeese. She made El Paso a laughing stock when she took a magazine writer on a grand tour of El Paso houses of ill repute.

    Before she goes around saying county employees are too bad, she should look in the mirror, trust it is you not a carnival mirror.

    She needs to be reined in and accept responsibility for her fool hardy plan for children’s hospital and the clinics. However she is quick to blame others to save her neck. Of course the gutless commissioners are part of the problem. For some reason, they shirk in submissive dog style when she declares a directive. Even has one of them to carry her briefcase. Another one spends the whole day telling her how great she is.

    Knowing her history, people still voted for her. We get what we deserve. Even scarier she really believes she is really for another political office. Can’t even make a wise decision in the job she has now. Her ineptness will cost the taxpayers millions, a fact that she is desperately trying to deflect from the media and her.

    Thank goodness she’s not in Austin, what an embarrassment and isn’t there enough confusion at city hall ?

    When she campaigns again, the mantra should be “Remember the Hospital !”

  2. I do have to wonder at the wisdom of removing soda machines from County buildings, especially since they do earn money for the County, which we all know is always in need of more money to throw after that already lost on the EPCH, the aborted (how many times?) Sports Park, and so many other failed projects. I do also question this woman’s thought processes just about every time I see her interviewed on local television, especially when the subject is the hospital situation.

  3. The more garbage Mexicans eat the sooner there will be fewer Mexicans. Vero has to be stopped.

  4. That woman is the poster child for diabetes and heart disease! Who is she to start preaching about what to eat?!

  5. How could anyone respect for that thing ? Respect has to be earned, not awarded. It is very obvious there is no respect for the public and the gutless commissioners. Remember the lack respect shown for this city and herself when she took a writer for a tour of the whore houses knowning the article would be published internationally. The article included the Govmin cheese comment.

    It lost respect for itself by ineptness and arrogance. Take that tarnished plastic crown off her. Self crowning means nothing. Undoubtedly the worse the worse administration in the history of government.

    Chico red and her dwarfs.

  6. I heard a rumor that certian County Politicos pay individuals across the county for votes among other things. This election practice has gotten out of hand too bad that those who know what really goes on during the Elections don’t come forward. You really want to know who wins the election s for these people go investigate Fabens, Socorro Clint Horizon City, Montana Vista, Vinton and so on.

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