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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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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 2 days ago at Max Powers
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 Norma Chavez and company had already withdrawn their lawsuit.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
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
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
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
Republicans are voting!!! OH NOES!!! Apparently, former County Judge Veronica Escobar begged the local party* to send out a warning about Republicans voting in the Democratic primary. Which is a bit rich coming from her. After all, Veronica wines and dines with Republicans. She takes cash from Republicans. Hell, she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Max Powers
Veronica Escobar owes Norma a big "Thank you!" When Vero first ran for County Commissioner, you know who helped out Vero? Norma. Chavez. Vero would not have beaten then-Commissioner Betti Flores if not for Norma Chavez. That's right. Chavez did more for Vero's career than Vero's blue falcon, Susie Byrd.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Max Powers
When people talk about the Veronica Escobar Playboy article, they usually talk about the "welfare flavor" comment. But there is another comment of hers that is far more damning and insulting. It really gives you an idea of what she thinks of most El Pasoans. The comment? Time to go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Max Powers
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 Feb 22, 2018 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 Feb 19, 2018 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