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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 gotta dumb question. Did your CongressX, Veronica Escobar, endorse Beto as a presidential candidate? If not, what's the hold up? If she has...ok, cool. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Max Powers
Below is a picture of Texas Tech officials and members of your delegation announcing funding for your new dental school. Notice anything? Your delegation's only budget-writing legislator - Mary Gonzalez - is NOT there. You would think of all people she would be there to celebrate her achievement. And rightfully... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Max Powers
I used to be a free-trade whore. But less so now especially when the rest of the world does not exactly play fair. As Ralph Nader would say...we have managed trade, not free trade. But I am not coming from the angle of "worker's rights". No, I am come from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Max Powers
Session is over. Now what? Is your State Senator, Jose Rodriguez, going to retire? I would think so, but then I gotta remember he is a guy that if not for senating and stuff, he would be stuck at home with his wife, and no man wants that. But then... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Max Powers
My former employer, your former state representative, Norma Chavez, despite losing her congressional race, has not given up. And praise Allah. El Paso is better for having an involved Norma. So what is she up to now? She is a member of EPISD's Citizens' Bond Advisory Committee - No shit!... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Max Powers
As the Texas legislative session draws to a close, you gotta wonder if your State Senator, Jose Rodriguez, decides to call it quits. If I am not mistaken, he will be vested with the State. So between that, his county and federal pensions, he is set to make six-figures annually... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Max Powers
Let me be clear, I can be wrong. But man, again, it is the El Paso Times. In the build-up to his announcement, and period thereafter, the El Paso Times was on Roberto O'Rourke like flies on shit. But in the past few weeks national coverage of Roberto has been... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Max Powers
Yo confieso ante...I subscribe to the El Paso Times. "You're welcome, Zahira." But maybe it is me, but I have noticed something. Back when CongressX Veronica Escobar was County Judge and at times it appeared that the El Paso Times was the de facto public information officer for the Commissioners... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Max Powers
Apparently, somebody really wants to run against Cassandra Hernandez-Not Brown? Which I guess must mean she on the outs with the folks with cash. Which would also mean is on the outs with Veronica and Co.? I don't know. I just hear things. But to the would-be candidate, please really... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Max Powers
As David K pointed over and over again, Lost Dog will cost you money and it really benefits a few "gabachos". So why did so many people downstream, literally, vote for this? Because they said, "Phuck it." As one person told me after all that was spent on the ballpark... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Max Powers
You know what is funny about Blanco? It is the press coverage he does get. When the Texas House passed its version of the budget what did local media outlet KTSM do? Did it reach out to House Appropriations committee member Mary Gonzalez? Nope. It reached out to Cesar. If... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Max Powers
If my former employer had filed legislation that was "anti-transparency", "anti-good government" she would have been taken to the woodshed by the El Paso Times. If that punishment were not enough, AND she sought to push that legislation only to have it voted down, she would have been taken back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Max Powers
Little less than a year left until the Iowa caucuses. Beto is to be found...all over place. I do not get it either. He wants to run the same race he did for Senate for the Presidency. Ain't gonna happen, bro. He spent two years running for Senate. Yes, Texas... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Max Powers
...while we do not know if for certain Cassandra Hernandez will run for mayor, it is almost certain that someone else is... ….Oscar Leeser. You gotta hand it to him. He left the Mayor's office right before he had to raise taxes, and now wants to come back! "When I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Max Powers
It is still a year out, but it appears people are gunning for Dee Margo. Why? Dee has a couple of issues that work against him - he raised taxes, and he has a shitty track record when it comes to getting re-elected. So who is gonna run against Dee?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Max Powers
Your State Representative, Cesar Blanco, filed something that has me puzzled. He filed legislation that would require two state agencies to get together to create a website to provide real-time traffic information at the ports of entry. See for yourself - Haz Cliq Aqui. So why is it puzzling? Well,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at Max Powers
Your State Representative, Lina Ortega, and State Senator, Jose Rodriguez, are going after massage parlors. You know...those places in shopping centers that advertise foot massages with the windows completed covered-up. Yeah, those places. So they both filed legislation - HAPPY ENDING - to regulate these places a bit more. They... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Max Powers
So now Roberto O'Rourke wants to remove the border fence between El Paso and Juarez. Okay. Fine. Maybe you agree with him. But it begs the question - Motherfucker, you were in Congress for three-terms, and you did sweet-phuck all about it? You have to wonder if this is an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Max Powers
For allegedly being the least popular president ever, and holding a rally in a predominately Hispanic, and Democratic-stronghold, your President, Donald Trump, held the biggest rally held by any Republican in El Paso's history. That's win a folks. Meanwhile, hometown hero, Roberto O'Rourke spread himself thin by having a pre-march... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Max Powers
Don’t kid yourselves. Trump is the best thing to happen to El Paso. If not for Trump, would anyone care about El Paso? No. ”But he’s insulting El Paso!!!” First of all, it wasn’t too long ago your neighbor made Baghdad look like Mayberry. Second of all, so? I’m from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Max Powers
Please use Uber. Or if Austin still does haven’t Uber, please let Cesar be your DD. Cesar won’t be doing much this session anyways. The least he can do is keep Austin streets safe. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Max Powers
Your Texas Delegation has received its committee assignments. And kudos to Joe Moody and Mary Gonzalez. They did A-Okay. But the same cannot be said for the rest of the Delegation. Now, Lina Ortega can be forgiven because she has the personality of a dead moth. But Cesar Blanco!?!?! He... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Max Powers
El Paso should be regretting its decision to send Veronica Escobar to Washington. She is doing everything she can to get attention, but the other freshpersons who happen to be women are just too much for her to overcome. Escobar is Triple AAA compared to those folks. Had y'all sent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Max Powers
Man, how things have changed. Your congressperson, Veronica Escobar identifies as... I am a proud third generation fronteriza and represent a community that is tired of being portrayed in a way that is not factually accurate. @POTUS doesn’t get our border communities right. El Paso is incredibly safe and an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2019 at Max Powers
UPDATE - Because someone you can check this out - Download Country Clubbin. I guess Fierro had a little too much fun at the country club. As far as the DUI/DWIs, come on. Do I have to do it all for you guys? Go to the County website. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Max Powers