Political Quickbytes

I am so engrossed in the ongoing political shenanigans that often times I do not realize how little important information trickles down to everyday people. It seems that voters are too focused on providing for their families and being part of their families that they have little time to follow the complex world of politics.… Read More Political Quickbytes

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Did Claudia Ordaz Steal A Laptop To Help Beto?

In 2012, 16-year Democratic veteran Silvestre Reyes lost his Congressional District 16 seat to newcomer Beto O’Rourke during that election’s primary. Then president Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton, both Democrats, endorsed Reyes’ reelection. O’Rourke went on to defeat Republican Barbara Carrasco for the congressional seat. Accusations of corruption were levied by O’Rourke against… Read More Did Claudia Ordaz Steal A Laptop To Help Beto?

Jim Tolbert and the Art of Hypocrisy About Transparency

During city council’s discussion (item 33.1) last week about Cortney Niland asking that the city rescind its prohibition of electronic devices at the city dais during city council meetings, there was another elected official whose government transparency notions need to be scrutinized. As you know, Niland has told you that she will not follow the… Read More Jim Tolbert and the Art of Hypocrisy About Transparency

The Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Incident Police Dispatch Logs and Audio

As I promised you, I filed numerous open records requests with the City asking for video, audio, logs, video and any information that they have about the Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Whataburger Incident. Yesterday I received a response for my eight requests. I asked for the log files from the three police officers involved,… Read More The Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Incident Police Dispatch Logs and Audio

Impunity in El Paso

There are two standards of law in El Paso. That is the unmistakable fact that the Whataburger Incident has proven. I have previously written about this, but until the release of the report about the encounter between El Paso Police officers and Claudia Ordaz and her fiancé, Vince Perez, I had been unable to prove… Read More Impunity in El Paso

I Believe That the City of El Paso Criminally Violated the Texas Public Information Act

Open records laws are supposed to be about unhindered access to government records. They are supposed to empower the citizenry to hold their elected officials accountable to them. Accessing government records should not require anyone to look for a needle in a haystack without a magnet. My experience with the City of El Paso has… Read More I Believe That the City of El Paso Criminally Violated the Texas Public Information Act

The Police Report that Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Did Not Want You to Read

On May 4, 2016, I published a blog detailing an encounter with the police that Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez had on September 6, 2015. In my blog post; “Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Questioned by Police Officers And Mysteriously Released,” I shared with you details about the incident that I have now dubbed the… Read More The Police Report that Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Did Not Want You to Read

Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Questioned by Police Officers And Mysteriously Released

It was sometime after midnight on September 6, 2015 when two cars pulled into the Whataburger at 12140 Montwood. The fast-food joint is notorious for the ruckus created by the after-hours nightclub partiers who congregate there after the bars have closed. Because of the weekly weekend drunken disturbances, the hamburger joint is usually staffed with… Read More Claudia Ordaz and Vince Perez Questioned by Police Officers And Mysteriously Released

The Taylor Cortinas Saga

As you may know, there have been various rumors about Cortney Niland firing Jeremy Jordan and Claudia Ordaz firing Taylor Cortinas. Cortinas worked for Ordaz and Jordan worked for Niland. Both were fired last year within months of each other. During this time, David Karlsruher posted various blogs insinuating that there was a Watergate-type investigation… Read More The Taylor Cortinas Saga

Claudia Ordaz Ethics Complaint Rejected by City Attorney

Late last week, the city attorney notified Barbara Carrasco that the City was rejecting her ethics complaint against Claudia Ordaz. As I reported on January 28, 2016, Barbara Carrasco filed an ethics complaint against Claudia Ordaz on January 26, 2016. In her complaint, Carrasco accused Claudia Ordaz of unlawfully disclosing executive session information to Veronica… Read More Claudia Ordaz Ethics Complaint Rejected by City Attorney

Michiel Noe Innuendo

As you know, city representatives discussed ethics yesterday at city council. The issue of Larry Romero’s streets was glossed over with Romero remaining quiet during the discussion. Claudia Ordaz, for her part, took the opportunity to take back control of the discussion. Ordaz used the opportunity to drive home the point that she set precedent… Read More Michiel Noe Innuendo

City Council Has An Opportunity to Clear Up Issues Today

City council is scheduled to discuss agenda item number: 19.1 that was postponed last week. The item, “Clarification of ethics rules/ordinances, including clarification on Council’s ability to interact with employees without violating ethics rules” was posted by Michiel Noe. It was originally scheduled for last week’s meeting, immediately after Claudia Ordaz’ emails were made public… Read More City Council Has An Opportunity to Clear Up Issues Today

Claudia Ordaz Receives Instructions During City Council Meeting

Late last week, Ali Razavi, aka MaxPowers, published a set of text messages from Claudia Ordaz’ telephone. Razavi received them pursuant to an open records request he filed with the city. The over 100 pages of text messages gives us an unprecedented look into who is managing Claudia Ordaz for their own political gain. Unfortunately,… Read More Claudia Ordaz Receives Instructions During City Council Meeting

Blogging for Dollars

The more controversial the public agenda item the more the useful idiots expose their agendas in their attempts to control the public perception. The Tommy Gonzalez pay raise issue is one of those controversies that has two useful idiots tripping all over themselves trying very hard to garner attention from the politicians in hopes of… Read More Blogging for Dollars