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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 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 6 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Just thinking more about that lawsuit and you realize the kind of person Veronica Escobar really is. Norma Chavez and company had already withdrawn their lawsuit. But for Veronica Escobar that was not good enough. Escobar wanted revenge. She wanted Chavez and Co. monetarily sanctioned. If people were saying Norma... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Max Powers
The fact that the lawsuit against Veronica Escobar went nowhere is not news. But what I do think is news is the fact everyone and their grandmother from Escobar's A-Team was there. Susie Byrd actually showered and shaved her legs to go to this hearing. The soon-to-be Deputy Chief of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Max Powers
This seems like a big deal. That for over THIRTY years the City of El Paso has been handing over money to the County. And that FORTY MILLION that it handed over is not exactly chump change. Think about it. Your opinion about the baseball stadium aside, the City could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Max Powers
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When Bob Moore was announcing he was leaving the El Paso Times so that others would not lose their jobs, verbal blowjobs were given to him the El Paso Times newsroom to the Twitter-verse. I thought, "Damn, he must be making a shit ton of money." If the editor of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Max Powers
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It may seem like Susie Byrd is on top of the world. But is she really? Here is Susie when life was probably good: Here is Susie now: Susie already looks a decade older than her age. "Max, you're being sexist!" Maybe. But hey, if you think I am hard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Max Powers
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Just some quick thoughts and observations: Veronica Escobar: Has Escobar endorsed Gina Ortiz Jones yet? I figure since it is a big deal to have a Latina representing Texas in Congress, then the more the merrier, right? And will Escobar join Ortiz Jones on the campaign trail? John Cook: Cook... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Max Powers
Your Congressman Beto O'Rourke still has a big name ID problem in Texas despite national, state and local media giving him plenty of air time. What does that mean? You still gotta introduce yourself to a lot of people still. But then Senator Ted Cruz wakes up. And what does... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Max Powers
It is not outside of the realm of possibility that El Paso could be in fact represented by two Latinas in Congress. Assuming a one Gina Ortiz Jones wins her runoff, and beats Congressman Will Hurd, El Paso would have two Latinas representing her in Congress. Which only begs the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Max Powers
“Somewhere a former hospital CEO is thinking, “Hey, I tapped that.” ————- Boy, did I get that wrong. :( BUT on the bright side, at least Jaime Abeytia’s girlfriend didn’t make the runoff. :) Actually, poor girl. Here is Jaime working over time for nothing to help other people get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Max Powers