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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
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In the words of our former Dear Leader, let me be clear. I was long in the tank for Beto long before it was cool to be in the tank for Beto. BUT I've got a bone to pick with Beto. It is about this whole healthcare thing. He thinks... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Max Powers
So far the people who have announced or are considering to run for County Judge are all kinda sorry. The only reason John Cook is running is because he is looking for an excuse to be out-of-the-house for the same reason why married men golf...to avoid their wives. Commissioner David... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Max Powers
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Poor Commissioner Vince Perez. First, County Judge Veronica Escobar shows what she thinks of him by endorsing former do-nothing Mayor John Cook for County Judge. And now, THIS. Poor Perez went out-of-his-way to have a press conference on a Sunday to announce his effort to end that federal contract. He... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Max Powers
I have been busy with my day job. But I am glad to know Willie Gandara is free. I hope he makes a comeback. Yes, he sold copious amounts of weed, but liquor distributors and manufacturers of opioids are far worse in my book. Do not get me wrong. Weed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Max Powers
Just a thought... ...what if SB 4 does not produce the desired effect its proponents are pushing for thereby not producing the desired affect its opponents are secretly wishing for? In other words, what if enforcement of this new law ranges from haphazard to "meh"? Or enforcement is great, but... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Max Powers
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Only Bob Moore thinks a firing of a grocery store manager is news. And he wonders why El Paso gets a bad rap for being a podunk town. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Max Powers
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Yes, there was an election. I am definitely not getting a Conquistador. Oh, well. So what now? Well, you all are about to spend $180 million on a new arena without a tenant. That's only to build the thing, not maintain it. But as David K suggests you all will... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Max Powers
One thing mayoral candidate David Saucedo would like to remind you of is that he is a "4th generation El Pasoan." The only thing I can come up with as to why he is using that line is that his campaign intern, Chris Hernandez, said something like this: "David, even... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Max Powers
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El Paso owes Norma Chavez a "Thank you!" If not El Paso, at the very least these three assholes in this picture who are celebrating the El Paso's only medical school's most recent expansion do: The El Paso medical school did not start with Norma Chavez. But its legislative journey... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Max Powers
El Paso Democrats do not seem to bothered by the fact a Republican will end up as mayor. I thought with Hitler in office local Democrats would be motivated. But oh well. So there goes my shot at a Conquistador. So why are people not voting for Emma? Are you... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Max Powers
So the ethics complaint filed against mayoral candidate David Saucedo with the Texas Ethics Commission was rejected. What does this mean? One thing that it does NOT mean, is that it is over. I know a thing or two about filing an ethics complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission. I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Max Powers
...until he does not. Yet again, your mayoral candidate did not want to provide the El Paso Times with a comment regarding the "frivolous" complaint. You can describe the ethics complaint against Saucedo anyway you want. Regardless of your choice of adjective, the complaint had enough validity to it that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Max Powers
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Honest question. In all of his interviews, David Saucedo comes off needlessly pissed. Why is he so angry? Maybe he should go to one of those foot spa places. Of course, he calls his angry "passion". Which that would be okay if his name was "Dez Bryant". But David Saucedo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Max Powers
Apparently, your next U.S. Senator, Beto O'Rourke, is unafraid to say "shit" from time-to-time. Which is A-Okay by me. Which got me thinking about other curse words like "bitch". And...BAM! It hit me. I know how O'Rourke can beat soon-to-be-ex-Senator Ted Cruz. O'Rourke cannot run on policy, or run against... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Max Powers
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 Apr 22, 2017 at Max Powers
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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 Apr 18, 2017 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
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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
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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