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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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I have a hard time seeing how longtime Democratic Latinos vote for Beto. Sure, they are saying all the right things about Beto, but they have the most to lose from Beto winning. The Democratic Party has long been, until recently, a "pay your dues" kinda party. A lot of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Max Powers
Ok. So what’s going on in Alamogordo? Here we are concerned about a Senate race, while astronomers may have found portals to other dimensions into future, past and present universes. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Max Powers
When “Beto” was a row captain he was NOT Beto. And he was in business he was NOT Beto. So much for “Beto” sticking since childhood. It is amazing. A lot of progressives in Texas are going along with this rich white guy and his rather convenient appropriation of Hispanic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Max Powers
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Max Powers
I’m just gonna leave this right here: Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Max Powers
Veronica, or "Roni" as she prefers to be called has thrown her hat in the ring for District 1. Since she has her beard, Jaime Abeytia, running her PR campaign, I figured I would give her a look. Apparently this lady has had about 50 different jobs in that past... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Max Powers
In the Texas Monthly, there's an article about your ex-Congressman and his shot at the presidency - CLICK HERE! Which got me thinking...what if this whole "visit all 254 counties" in Texas is a dry run for Iowa? If Beto does not mind spending hours on end in a pick-up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Max Powers
Without a doubt, your ex-Congressman is winning the air war in his race for Senate. But if wants to win he needs to launch a ground war. And I am not seeing. Yes, driving around town you see Beto signs...and that is about it. I know this because my grandmother... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Max Powers
And no, I am not talking about our Russian friends. No. I am talking about the newest ginger in Rick Francis's life...City Representative candidate for District 8...Greg Baine. Apparently the Money guys in El Paso are none too impressed with Cissy and do not want to take the risk of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Max Powers
I ask this because of my dear friend Jaime Abeytia. What his aversion to coming out and saying, "I am a political consultant and you gotta pay for my services." Apparently, Jaime is consulting Veronica Frescas. But if the past is any indication of the future, you will not see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Max Powers
I have long thought Beto would be a great statewide candidate largely because he is tall, good-looking and handsome. And what can I say? I have been right. When you are tall, good-looking and handsome you can say things like, "One time Steve sharted while we were on our way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Max Powers
Veronica Escobar conducted county business with her personal email account, but did anybody give a rat's phuck? Nah. Or at least not anybody in the local media cared. But being white, rich and Republican in El Paso is hard (which why David K left). But its even harder still if... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Max Powers
Folks, there is another political consultant in town. In addition to, Marisa Marquez, Ricardo Armendariz, Chris Hernandez, Moises Bujanda, Susie Byrd, Jaime Abeytia, that one dude that works (or worked) for Vince...who else am I missing...former mayoral candidate, David Saucedo, throws his hat into the political consulting ring. At times... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Max Powers
Okay, this is what I get for trying to edit typos while being stuck in rush hour. I was bashing Peter Svarzbein. And then I go back to fix something and hit "Delete" rather than "Publish" because a WhatsApp message came in and now I gotta start ALL over. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Max Powers
You gotta appreciate City Representative Cassandra yada yada-Brown’s statement regarding the Hoodrat-gate incident in her district. Per the El Paso Times: "The City of El Paso’s Internal Affairs unit is conducting an investigation to allow due process for the officer involved and in a manner that is conducive to order... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Max Powers
I am gonna wager you probably will not see a lot of turnover on City Council. Generally speaking, whatever you hear about El Paso lately has been generally positive. For the first time in a long-time high-rises are being built in El Paso. That's a big deal. High-rises require serious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Max Powers
Not too long ago, your favorite reporter, David Crowder, took it upon himself to defend the honor of a couple of city representatives in my comments section: A couple of things about Reps. Hernandez and Annello. 1. They don't vote together on some important issues, and 2. They're the only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Max Powers
HA! Veronica Escobar protesting what some have described as a Nazi-like separation of families. But what exactly does her husband do again? Oh, that’s right. Separate families. So does that mean Vero sleeps with a Nazi? But I digress. I guess some separations are okay, others are not. So long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Max Powers
I am not going to delve into the weeds regarding what happened at City Council earlier this week. But I will share unorganized thoughts as someone who enjoys hiking. First, there was a point in time that there could have been two staunch environmentalists on City Council. One of them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Max Powers
A little late to this, but... What the hell was Mayor Dee Margo thinking? Why was he texting about official city business? And to of all people, one of Susie Byrd's girls on council. He should have just picked up the phone. Or could have responded with, "Look Cassandra, as... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Max Powers
Carlos Sierra is in the news. But before we get to that, recently Bob Moore did a write-up on Carlos Sierra in the Texas Monthly about his involvement in the recent congressional race. Hell, Moore had posted Sierra's mugshots in the article. The sad thing is Sierra looks better in... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Max Powers
So Samaniego did pull it off. I guess having a lot of family in Chihuahua and being related to a popular sheriff who was to the right of Trump on border security counts for something. That being said, you all notice something? The old rich white guys are back. Look... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Max Powers
...nobody gives a phuck. Hell, he El Paso Times told you to flip-a-coin. The only reason the position mattered was because Veronica Escobar said it mattered. But between making sure no one steals at Ascarate and no one escapes the County Jail, quite frankly there is not that much to... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Max Powers
When do you think Mrs. Pleters last looked at Mr. Pleters like THIS? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Max Powers
If you let your emotions get the best of you, you can end up making a or a lot of decisions you regret. Like Susie Byrd. Susie Byrd's emotions got the best of her. In all of this talk about the GAFCON contract, the one consulting group no one is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Max Powers