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Max Powers
A secret agent place with a secret agent working on a secret agent plan.
Making El Paso's dreams come true one blog post at a time.
Interests: Naomi Gonzalez
Recent Activity
The El Paso Times has a story today about early voting. And it compares early voting from this year with early voting from 2014, a mid-year election, and 2016, a presidential year. But it really should be comparing it with 2012. 2012 was the last time El Paso had a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Max Powers
You want to know how irrelevant the position of the County Judge is? It is so irrelevant that the El Paso Times editorial endorsed not one, but TWO candidates. Really. The El Paso Times is trying to pimp Veronica Escobar on her experience as County Judge, but then goes to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Max Powers
Last September, Commissioner David Stout joint-authored a column with State Senator Jose Rodriguez and City Representative Alexandra Annello to stop the destruction of El Paso's history. Who wants to destroy El Paso's history and why? Per Stout, and those two other assholes: "...a small group of wealthy individuals who own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Max Powers
While I worked for Norma Chavez, you know, the woman that is going to be your next congresswoman, I never heard about Richard Pineda. Where did this guy come from? Really. When did he all of sudden become the El Paso Times' go-to guy for all things local politics? When... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Max Powers
So what is happening in the Lower Valley? Will the gay-for-pay candidate, Mary Gonzalez, hold on to her seat? Maybe. Let us take a look back Mary's previous primary run-ins since taking office: 2014 Mary Gonzalez 68.91 Rey Sepulveda 31.09 2016 Mary Gonzalez 57.92 Chente Quintanilla 42.08 If there is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Max Powers
Cesar Blanco is not making the point he thinks he is making about Trump's proposed border wall: Pilar 2, building a wall that already exists. #SOTU — Cesar Blanco (@CesarJBlanco) January 31, 2018 In response to my friend @RepWalle regarding my friend @poncho_nevarez home & menudo....the #BorderWall is literally a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Max Powers
This may come as a shock to some, but elections are more often than not popularity contests. To whom might this be a shock to? Candidate for County Judge Ricardo Samaniego. Apparently, this guy is reading his resume at forums putting people to sleep. Meanwhile John Cook, who politically is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Max Powers
If I lived in El Paso, I would vote for Norma. I know. Weird, right? Weird given how much I have bashed her. Emotions can bring out the worst of people. But fortunately time does heal old wounds. I first met Norma when I was acne-ridden college student wanting to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Max Powers
There are some folks that believe that for a quality paint job you need to use rollers, and not sprayers. Well, I would invite those folks to the Socorro Mission. I was there this past Sunday evening and my God, who in hell painted the place? Was this an Eagle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Max Powers
Commissioner David Stout, who earns over $100,00 in salary and compensation, was out there with Max Grossman and the merry band historians and residents trying to protect a shithole some call Duranguito. But when campaign finance reports coming out soon, you gotta wonder how much Stout loves Duranguito. Does Stout... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Max Powers
An El Paso Times reporter just asked Max for comment. Because it is unlikely that the comment will be published I will be kind enough to provide it to you all: Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Max Powers
Is State Senator Jose Rodriguez as shady as Luther Jones? No. Jose Rodriguez does not have to hide his corruption when he can get away with it in broad daylight. Last month - November 27th, to be exact - your Senator, publicly lobbied the Commissioners Court on behalf of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Max Powers
With Norma Chavez in the race, Veronica Escobar is probably still shitting a brick, while Dori Fenenbock probably popped open a bottle. Now I am sure there are some in Escobar's camp that think Chavez is a Fenenbock plant. But that is highly unlikely. Why? It is too risky. If... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Max Powers
Norma Chavez is running for Congress. She has name ID. But does she have money? If not, can she raise it? The good thing for her is that her race is short. She played it smart by filing at the last moment thereby considerably reducing the amount of money she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at Max Powers
You know who has the most to lose in this congressional race? If your answer is "Veronica Escobar", you're wrong. It is Cesar Blanco. If Escobar loses, Blanco will live with the regret. A veteran with DC experience who is generally liked by all Democratic locals passed up this open... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Max Powers
Look, I may end up eating crow in a few months, but I'm gonna marinate the shit out of that crow with sour grapes until that motherphucker tastes guuuuud. ...til then... Your former County Judge Veronica Escobar is learning a rather ugly truth. She just ain't all that popular. If... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Max Powers
There is a God. Norma Chavez will destroy Vero and Dori. They might as well quit now. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Max Powers
Your County Commissioner David Stout is trying to point out the fact that his opponent, Sergio Lewis, owns a small business is bad thing. Something about him being a business owner would make him a part-time County Commissioner. To which I say, "Nice." But I digress. The point Stout is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Max Powers
...we know what Veronica Esocbar will do. Or at least I know. If you all remember, when Steve Ortega ran for mayor, Escobar wanted Max bad. She even teased Max about some out-of-court settlements of Leeser's that she wanted to share, but did not. More than likely, those settlements will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Max Powers
Veronica Escobar is supposed to be your next Congresswoman. She's been around for a while, she loves all the right causes, and she's brown. But can she blow it? I have said for a while she can because knowing her and her inability to delegate she can blow this election.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Max Powers
It has been a while, but I have been busy with my day job...which oddly enough Susie Byrd seems to be curious about as she stalks me on LinkedIn. But I digress. I figure though I ought to make time to let you know what I am grateful for with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Max Powers
Bob Moore leaving the El Paso Times is probably the best thing to happen to the El Paso Times since its competitor folded a while ago. Sure, the paper will still be friendly to a certain political faction. But it will not be as friendly. You see, Moore, like David... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Max Powers
UTEP should kill its football program. Forget spending the time and money searching for a new head coach. If UTEP wants to be bold, just get rid of the damn thing. The future of football for UTEP has not been any bleaker. A losing season aside. A shitty conference aside.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Max Powers
Folks smarter than me said that Brexit would destroy England. Folks smarter than me also said Trump would destroy the economy. I am not going to say those folks were wrong, but perhaps they were a tad bit off. Those same folks are saying more or less the same thing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Max Powers
When Mary Gonzalez first ran for State Representative, her claim to fame was the fact she was a lesbian. And because she was a lesbian, she managed to get money out of LBGT PACs. But it turned out she was not exactly lesbian, she was bisexual. Then it turned out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Max Powers