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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.
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So it appears mayoral candidate David Saucedo has a problem or two. And Saucedo is running scared. He provided comment to KVIA. But shortly after when the El Paso Times asked for comment, he provided none. So what now? Tomorrow there is a KVIA-hosted debate. Does KVIA allow him to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Max Powers
Believe it or not, Beto can win. Provided that Tatoo does not also run in the Democratic primary, Beto can win this. Here are the three primary reasons why I in my not so humble opinion I believe Beto can win: Hustle - The general election is more than a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Max Powers
So the debate, despite my best efforts, remained an all-around boring affair. The three candidates all are committed to pissing away more than $180 million away on an arena. Recently, the El Paso Inc. published a puff piece on arenas in other cities, but failed to ask about annual operation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Max Powers
Not that debates really matter. But if Emma wants to do good tonight, I know what she needs to do. She needs to draw her two Republican opponents off-sides. How? It could go something like this: "There is a clear choice. The choice is between the values of Donald Trump,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Max Powers
With former Mayor John Cook being County Judge Veronica Escobar's anointed successor, what happens to Commissioner Vince Perez? He's stuck, and looks like he will be stuck for sometime. Compared to his last gig, Cook's new gig - assuming he wins - comes with 3 times the pay and helluva... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Max Powers
Maybe. Last August, mayoral candidate Dee Margo gave $1ooo to one of the most rabid Republicans in Austin - Dan Patrick - Download ContributionsByName. "Well, what's the big deal, Max? We all know he is Republican." Let me explain. Emma Acosta is the Democrat in the mayor's race. She already... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Max Powers
El Paso is in no shortage of institutions whose primary mission is to serve children, but often find themselves in legal and/or financial problems. Like the Children's Hospital. Or El Paso Independent School District. Or Ysleta Independent School District. Mind you, these are all government institutions. If they phuck up,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Max Powers
I know I have said plenty of shit about Commissioner Vince Perez. But I mean it when I say I feel bad for Vince. County Judge Veronica "I-forgot-to-color-my-hair-to-hide-my-grays" Escobar dropped Perez for the lanky mummified low-energy gringo that is former Mayor John Cook. Why Escobar would phuck over the young... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Max Powers
Apparently, David Saucedo kicked his campaign consultant to the curb, and has hired Carlos Sierra. For whatever that is worth. Again, I know Saucedo's campaign staff does read and comment on this blog, and maybe they can shed some light on this. Of course, this does not change the fact... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Max Powers
In my not so humble opinion, Emma Acosta has a shot at being your next mayor. She is the most well-known Democratic Latina in the race. On the other hand, this is a municipal election, not the Democratic primary. I have said it before, and I will say it again,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Max Powers
It looks like Max was wrong about David Saucedo and the suit filed against him by American Express. In the sense that I could have referred to the wrong David Saucedo. It looks like THIS is the correct suit: If that JPEG above ain't easy on the eyes, here you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Max Powers
So who is Evil's candidate in the race for El Paso mayor? Dee. Margo. How do I know? Cos' I am evil like Margo. Evil never looked so good. So what make us evil? I'm white, Dee is white. I'm male, Dee is male. Dee played ball in college, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Max Powers
Let me preface this post by saying American Express is fantastic. Its point system is the best. Also, you can tell how civilized a place is by their acceptance of American Express. Like beautiful Bogota, Colombia. Almost everywhere I went accepted it. Lisbon, Portugal? Not so much. "Max, what does... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Max Powers
With everybody losing their shit over our President - who is doing a great job by the way - we tend to over look other things like the mayoral race. So what's going? Smart money would bet on Dee Margo. But maybe that money might be changing its mind. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Max Powers
Will El Paso's other Congressman - Republican Will Hurd - switch parties? If you are a Republican, or if your name is "Pete Gallego", you would say "No." But let me present you the following exhibits, and then re-think the question... EXHIBIT A. EXHIBIT B. EXHIBIT C. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Max Powers
If County Judge Veronica Escobar cannot handle Twitter, she probably cannot handle D.C. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Max Powers
So Congressman Joaquin Castro had a decent turnout at his event in El Paso I am still of the opinion Castro will not run for U.S. Senate in 2018. He would rather play it safe. BUT if he does, that would not bode well for Congressman Beto O'Rourke. I can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Max Powers
I have long thought that Congressman Beto O'Rourke would be a great statewide candidate. But I am starting to have my doubts. Will Beto make for a great Senator? Yes. But is he running as though he wants to be a great Senator? No. First of all, why doesn't Beto... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Max Powers
There appears to be a lot of rumors about whether or not Oscar Leeser will run for Congress after all. So for the purposes of this post, let us assume Leeser is NOT running for Congress. That leaves County Judge Veronica Escobar as the shoe-in candidate. Or does it? As... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Max Powers
Your County Judge, Veronica Escobar, is one who always loves to be at the center of attention. Whether it is denouncing a popular police chief, or hugging our Mexican neighbors in probably the most secure area of the border to advocate wall tear downs, Escobar loves to be in front... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Max Powers
So yes, El Paso, if you are having buyer's remorse on that arena, you can get a do-over. But some on City Council do not want that. City Representative Claudia Ordaz thinks democracy is "fiscally irresponsible." Seriously. Ordaz thinks spending $200,000 on a election is more fiscally irresponsible than spending... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Max Powers
Per the El Paso Times, the City needs $45 million for "critical repairs" of your streets. No problem. The City is about to spend $180 million to build a new arena. Forgo the arena, and you have about $180 million for streets. "But Max, the voters approved the money for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Max Powers
Now that Susie Crow...err...Susie Byrdhas openly ditched City Representative Jim Tolbert in the comments section of David K's blog, I figure why not try help the man out. Byrd dumping Tolbert is probably the best thing to happen to Tolbert. Tolbert no longer has to pretend to like things he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Max Powers
So there is an editorial in today's El Paso Times about State Representative Joe Moody's weed bill. So what do us Bob Moore think? "It deserves debate!" After laying out a case "for" Moody's bill, Moore lets Moody down but advocating only for debate of the bill, not the actual... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Max Powers
I almost feel sorry for City Representative Jim Tolbert. Almost. Why? Well, his own friends, like Susie Byrd, have phucked him over. Remember when the El Paso Times did a big story on City Representative Claudia Ordaz's text messages that I received through an open records request? Hard time remembering?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Max Powers