Friday, March 29, 2019

Heather Wilson, O’Rourke, and El Paso's Conservative Oligarchs: The Left Gets Bit in the Ass



Heather Wilson, O’Rourke, and El Paso's Conservative Oligarchs: The Left Gets Bit in the Ass

In Game of Thrones, it seems that the ultimate insult was to kill your family and have you eat their remains unbeknownst.



Heather Wilson. Beto O'Rourke. El Paso is seeing sad times.

This seems to be the problem with the Left in El Paso.


This was meant to be an attack on immigration advocates in El Paso, many who were supporters of Beto O’Rourke.

My point was that many immigrants live in South El Paso, and many poor Mexicans live in the Lomas de Peleo area near the Mexican side of Anapra, New Mexico.

These were the areas being affected. This is where people were  being forced off their land. This was O’Rourke’s selling out Segundo Barrio.

Then there was the exposed connection with the violence perpetrated on the residents of Lomas de Poleo in Mexico. 

This was connected to many of the deals the O’Rourke’s father-in-law and the oligarchs in Cd. Juarez were hatching.
To be true immigrant advocates, the Left needs to be more than advocates in the immigration reform realm.

We need to be advocates in all realms concerning immigrants: wages, housing, woman’s issues, LGBTQ issues, and specifically when they face displacement by Beto O’Rourke and his Republican allies. 

Once immigrants are in the United States, we cannot just abandon them to become victims of rich elites.

So what of the Left in El Paso? They seem like a snake that eats its own tail. They shoot themselves in the foot. I write this soul searching because I'm a member of the Left.

Looking at Facebook and seeing the intense movement by the Left by UTEP professors and students as well as community groups, many just a few months ago were actively supporting Beto O’Rourke.

Now their hero is running for president of the United States, and he is silent on the appointment of Heather Wilson to the UTEP presidency. Will O'Rourke bite the hands that feed him. He did not when it came to housing for military families, so probably not.

For many of us who have fought O’Rourke and the White Elites in El Paso for years, we saw the connection years ago. 

Yes, O’Rourke and Heather Wilson are connected. If you can’t connect the dots, you need to do your homework.

We will cut you a break for your actions during the Texas Senate race. Yes, why would one vote for Ted Cruz? Or maybe you were just towing the Democratic Party line.

However, for people of color, we are often placed in this situation. One of choosing the lessor of two evils.

For the UTEP presidential search committee, it was stacked with Borderplex Alliance members. At one point the only person of color was the Student Government president. Two of the search committee members are O’Rourkes biggest contributors while on city council and in Congress. For one, O'Rourke is the largest recipient of contributions from one of them.

Members of El Paso Oligarch: Paul Foster (left) and Woody Hunt (right). O'Rourke is the largest recipient of contributions from Hunt Corporation, which has been accused of building substandard military housing.
 
Above: Paul Foster and Rep. Veronica Escobar celebrate victory.

What can we say? Is it a “reap what you sow”? Or “chickens come home to roost” for El Paso’s Left?

The road toward the Right in El Paso is being paved with the bones of the victims of El Paso’s elite.

We are at dinner and the victims of O’Rourke and his conservative allies are being fed to us — and all we can say is, “That’s a good pie.”


Monday, March 18, 2019

Beto Living in Utter Poverty Since Forbes Downgraded Father-in-Law to Multimillionaire Status



Above: Beto O'Rourke lites a cigar as he talks of the dire economic situation of his family.

Beto Living in Utter Poverty Since Forbes Downgraded Father-in-Law to Multimillionaire Status

O’Rourkes hit financial rock bottom

by  Satira Sinverg├╝enza
Associated Mess
     Times have been hard in the Beto O'Rourke's household since a November 2018 announcement by Forbes that his father-in-law Bill Sanders is not a billionaire.

     Beto feels cheated. "I was made for this!" But he says the family has made some cutbacks for husband not willing to work, and they should be able to survive out the year. 
    “It’s been a terrible 4 months since that announcement,” says Beto, barefoot at home. “I'm entitled to so much more. I’m working hard playing on my guitars, trying to get the band back together.”

     In November 2018, Forbes reported “Based on a review of Sanders' biggest deals, we're far from ready to put him on our list of The World's Billionaires Based on the public information that Forbes has reviewed, Beto O’Rourke’s “billionaire” father-in-law is more likely to have a net worth in the neighborhood of $500 million.

     "This is terrible news," stated O'Rourke. From devaluing their El Paso mansion with the local tax entity to making cuts in house staff, the O’Rourke’s have hit rock bottom.


     “Instead of a butler,” said Beto as his valet used a clothes brush to brushed off dust from the shoulders of same blue shirt he wore yesterday (and the day before), “we had to settle for a footman."
    Waving his arms fanatically, "Imagine if your family, your children have to be served dinner by a person wearing white gloves. This is unacceptable!”

     Even tough culinary decisions have had to be made in the O’Rourke household. “The pancake batter we bought for Shrove Tuesday and for National Pancake Day,” says Beto almost breaking into tears, “we’ve had to make that last. We may be eating this same mix until after St. Patty's day!”

     “Instead of the gold sprinkles we use to put on our pancakes, we have limited ourselves to silver,” says Beto wiping a tear from his eye. “I now know who my former constitutes in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio live. I feel their pain.”
     Nevertheless, the O'Rourke's have not stopped their community generosity. "I just sent four cases of caviar to the womens shelter this morning," says Beto. "And the kids and I are going to volunteer this afternoon at the community garden, at the country club."

Above: O'Rourke, in Iowa accesses the blues shirts he never takes off.


     The dire economic situation of the O’Rourke family has also affected the family’s fashion.  Beto had had to wear the same blue shirt every day. Exclaiming his frustration, Beto yells, “I can’t even afford to buy the lower sleeves for my blue shirt."

     In interviews, Amy Rourke has had to limit the times she turns her head toward Beto in a loving gaze. “We have now limited it to 3 times an interview,” says Beto. “Least we have to visit the chiropractor less than 4 times a week.”

     “When I said my wife was taking care of the kids,” says Beto, “ I meant that we had to fire one of our three nannies. Hell, I may have to start mannying again, or being a real dad.”

    At his computer, as Beto searches the web for government assistance, he is distraught. 
      "We are going to have to make other sacrifices," says the presidential candidate. “We were about to put in 25-caret gold faucets in our bed room bathroom, but after a long conversation with Amy, we had to set for 14 caret.”

Above: O'Rourke sacrifices since hitting poverty include 
buying 14-caret gold facets instead faucets of  24-carat gold.


     “Also, my skin is really suffering,” says the former congressman. “I was used to cash baths and long soaks in $100 bills, but of late we’ve had to settle for 1 dollar bills. I’ve broken out in rashes all over.”
Above: O'Rourke in cashbath: regarding cash baths, "...of late we’ve had to settle for 1 dollar bills."


     As he puts the strap of his guitar round his neck, Beto assures that he  will make it through this tough time. "I think every poor family like ours has to make sacrifices once in a while. For example, yesterday at Guitar World, instead of buying the $20,000 Les Paul, I thought about my  family, and settled for the $19,000 Squire Strat instead."
     After tuning the guitar, he says “Have you heard this CCR song?":  Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooo, they're red, white and blue...”