As I have been pointing out for some time now, Jaime Abeytia has become the go to person for politicians looking to control the public perception of issues. Ever since Michiel Noe was chastised by members of the community for his attempt to appoint Abeytia to the Hispanic Cultural Center sub-committee, some of the politicians have been careful to avoid public examples of their connection to Abeytia. Readers have pointed out that they found it interesting that while Peter Svarzbein was advertising his campaign on Abeytia’s blog they noticed that Claudia Ordaz was conspicuously absent. Some of the readers reasoned that Ordaz had distanced herself from Abeytia.

Today I am going to show you how Claudia Ordaz uses Jaime Abeytia as well as how the public is manipulated through his blog.

Let’s be clear for a moment, Jaime Abeytia does not write and everyone listens. It is not as simple as that. Rather, Jaime Abeytia is part of a tool designed to generate buzz and manage a public message. The public does not go to Abeytia’s blog but rather certain media personalities use it as a starting point. Some politicians also use it as a basis for their talking points around their gossip circles. Many of them do not realize that they are being manipulated.

Let me explain how it works.

A politicians needs to generate interest in an issue while framing it in a manner convenient to the politician. Remember, the truth is not important just that the perception that the issue is based on is truthful. Sprinkle enough truth and the rest of the message, however wrong it is, is assumed to be truthful as well. Abeytia’s blog, as well as the other useful idiots, each with a different master, are the vehicles to get the political messages out. From there the message is carried throughout the political circles and sometimes the news media is duped into running with it.

I already showed you how it works with The Texas Tribune lying that Stephanie Townsend Allala was running for office.

Today, I am going to show you a much more recent example and connect some more dots for you, one that happened on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning Jaime Abeytia posted a blog titled “Ordaz Questions Loss of Millions; City Engineer Retires; 3 Vote Rule is Back.” In it, Abeytia lays out an argument that the city has incompetently lost millions in “project funds.” Whether this is true or not I do not know at this time.

What I found interesting about his post is what else he added and what transpired on Tuesday at the city council meeting.

Abeytia posted a screenshot of an email that was addressed to “Mayor and Council” that was sent on July 6 at 4:29pm. July 6 was Monday. That email notified the elected officials that the city engineer, Irene Ramirez was retiring. Ramirez has been overseeing the department that has been involved in the controversial San Jacinto Plaza and Barron Park issues among others.

Somehow, Abeytia received a copy of the email without filing an open records request. Since no news media reported the retirement until Wednesday, I assume no one else was given the same courtesy by a city official.

Abeytia attempts to tie the “abrupt” resignation to Ordaz threatening to put an item on a future city council meeting agenda.

Jaime Abeytia than writes that he “found out something” he didn’t before. Abeytia alleged that the “Mayor Pro Tem can actually delete some items from the agenda unilaterally and behind closed doors.”

In my many years of opining and writing about city council this is the first I had heard of this. As much of a conspiracy theorist that I am, I am sure that if this had been the case I would have known about it years ago.

I didn’t buy it and I just thought it was one of those things that useful idiots love to throw out without verifying the veracity of it. That is until I was watching Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Towards the end of the lengthy discussion on item 15.1, to set the rules and procedures of city council, Claudia Ordaz brought up an issue she wanted to discuss.

She wanted city council to codify that any item deleted from the city council meeting agenda by the mayor pro tempore must include a notification to city council. Ordaz was arguing that she had heard that the mayor pro tempore could delete any item from the meeting agenda unilaterally without notifying anyone else.

It was explained to Ordaz that the city council meeting agenda goes through various draft versions over various days before becoming the official city council meeting agenda for the next meeting. Obviously, the legal department chimes in and then the city manager’s office as well as other departments that may have to participate on the item are allowed to make changes to the draft version. As the process goes along, if it becomes known that a city representative will be absent, then out of courtesy, items in their district are not added until they can be present. It makes perfect sense.

Remember, the key word is “draft” version of the agenda.

During the discussion, Ordaz kept arguing that she felt “uncomfortable” about items being deleted without her knowing about it. When it was explained to her that only “operational items have been deleted” in the past and that the draft agenda is not the official one she reluctantly dropped the matter.

What is important to note here is that the issue of items being deleted did not originate from Jaime Abeytia’s blog but rather by Ordaz. It was clear she did not fully comprehend that the mayor pro tempore cannot delete items without the council knowing about it once the city agenda becomes official. Not only must the agenda be published 72 hours prior to the meeting but also changes to the agenda is done in an open session of the city council meeting.

I realize that some of you are asking how I can assert that the issue derived from Ordaz rather than from Abeytia. Because if you remember, I showed you how Abeytia published a copy of an official email that was intended for the elected officials only. It was an email created late on Monday and Abeytia had to have received it directly from city officials, likely Claudia Ordaz, so he could publish his post the following day.

Tie that into Claudia Ordaz’ confusion about how the agenda items are managed, and you can clearly see that the flow of the information was from Claudia Ordaz, or her surrogate, and not from Abeytia to her.

Why is this important?

Look at what Abeytia is alleging. He is alleging that Ordaz has found serious incompetence at the city that has resulted in millions in losses. He is framing an Ordaz message for public consumption. He uses the resignation of Irene Ramirez to give the message an aura of urgency and a sinister connection.

By breaking the Ramirez resignation, Abeytia is adding a measure of truth to the rest of the message he is constructing. The sinister connection just adds gossip fuel for the politicos and it happily ties Claudia Ordaz as the catalyst to the resignation.

Now that the message has been crafted, it just needs to grow legs so that it can trend through the grapevine and on through the news media.

I have already showed you how Bob Moore soaks up whatever Jaime Abeytia is peddling.

According to a Facebook screen shot that was sent to me earlier in the week, Abeytia counts many news personalities among his Facebook friends. Although I realize that reporters are likely to friend anyone that could be a news story in the future or a news source, they nonetheless can be influenced by carefully placed news items.

The fact that Abeytia broke the news that Irene Ramirez had resigned gives credibility to the message he is designing for Claudia Ordaz. Keep in mind that the message needs some measure of credibility for lazy reporters to run with it. The Texas Tribune has already proven this.

Keep an eye out for future news stories about how Claudia Ordaz found millions wasted by inept city officials and you will be able to draw the connection directly back to Claudia Ordaz through Jaime Abeytia.

Additional Birthday Wishes to Jaime

Apparently, someone was pretty upset about my image connecting politicians to the criminal aka Jaime Abeytia. Yes, I know Jaime is furious. No I am not writing about him, I am writing about the anonymous reader who sent me additional screen shots chastising me for not including them in the original piece. I hope you all notice Jose Rodriguez is an Abeytia groupie as well. Additionally other readers sent me some other screen shots that I am going to include here as well for you enjoyment.

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...

15 replies on “The Claudia Ordaz and Jaime Abeytia Connection”

  1. It is incredible how desperate and hard up these politicians are to even be associated with a deadbeat, porno jerk, law breaker, liar, con artist, immoral. There are many more adjectives but we know he is worthless. After this I will have to disinfect.

    His delusional self description is he is handsome, lady’s man, debonair, influential, important, high scale socialite, famous. I just vomited.

    Ms. Ordaz, get away from that foul mouth garbage. Don’t throw away your reputation and career by associating with him. Don’t sell your soul like Vince and. Michel. It’s not not worth it. Jose, don’t people talk about you enough without being linked to slime. You’re much better than that. You have the skill and knownledge to get the job done without the jerk. He only brings all of you down. It’s only a matter of time before you uses your information against you. For a buck and a plate of refried beans he will you out in a minute.

    Clean up the county by getting rid of the Arizona fugitive, he’s rotten to the core and worthless, Arizona hopes he stays away thus has not come for him. He is so for himself, he would sell himself to any of the others inmates. That’s gross! But, then he is that kind of a guy. Any price, anything, anywhere.

    1. “Jose…you are much better than that”???? Oh really. I’m sure Martin will have a piece about former county “officials” . Jose, being the county attorney with JoAnn Bernal, his assistant, can tell you a lot about corruption. The two are connected, if you will, with Jaime Esparza and the manipulated control over many people and policies that pretty violate civil rights and law.

      Why should people leave this city…I don’t know, maybe it’s full of criminals in politics who like to take advantage of a community?

  2. This sounds like the time you were mad about no one buying an ad on your blog. You’re obsessed with the guy because he’s better at doing what you try to do? Is that it? This is getting boring. Like Max Powers always talking about Escobar. You should get some new material guy.

  3. Martin, when the drones start commenting on your blog it means the facts are striking home. Bored ? Noticed how they come back for more. your blog is great, all comments are posted. Unlike the fat fugitive that doesn’t post or deletes anyone that doesn’t agree with his bs.

    Keep up the good work, we need more bloggers willing to expose the roaches.

  4. The fairy tales you write never have substance, I come back to read in the hope you will write one piece that has truth. You sound jealous and like a vengeful little man. We get it you hate Abeytia you are jeoulous and hurting because no one comes to you. You’re so busy trying to connect the dots you aren’t connected. Try something different try writing pieces that are real and factual and maybe you too will have an ounce of creditability.

  5. Poor old Jaime. His childish comments show how much you get under his skin… and just how limited his brain capacity. All he can ever muster is go f yourself. Meanwhile, he is forever cemented in public opinion as the criminal blogger and pathetic fat thug loser. He will never realize that he is the ultimate useful idiot. He may think he’s the politicians’ and Bob Moore (higher class useful idiot) best friend. But really, he’s no better than toilet paper to them, an ass swipe.

  6. again, is it legal to hire a bounty hunter from Arizona to come and take his butt back to Arizona for his non-payment of child support ?

    1. It’s legal, problem is although he has several serious charges, the bond is $1500.00. The Bounty Hunter would receive only a per centage.

      Most likely, he’s not worth the fees or expense to return him to Arizona.

      But, who knows maybe someone will snatch him and take him to Az.

      1. You could but it is such a tricky thing in Texas, I recommend that you not make an attempt until you have consulted an Attorney.

        It’s an interesting thought.

  7. To all politicos reading this. Please answer one questions. Why do you associate with the trash Jaime. Keep up the good work Martin. Keep exposing our pigs for they are. Jaime is a bitch.

    1. They are too chicken chit to either admit that they read this blog or have no backbone to say why. A simple he is nice to me would work. I bet I get nothing.

  8. I started reading your blog when chucopedia connected the dots and I love it! Keep up the good work! I always knew
    ELP was full of rats.

  9. Hmmm Martin blogs this and the El Paso Times prints an article about the $20 mil lost at the same time. I see the dots connecting! Great job Martin!

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