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Friday, May 16, 2008

Quote of Interest: Ahumada on TBC Lawsuit and County's Failure to Join


An ANON submitted this comment on my Border Coalition post.

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The following is an excerpt of comments made today by our Mayor in DC that came out in a story in the Rio Grande Guardian:

Ahumada was asked how disappointed he was that Cameron County commissioners declined to join the lawsuit. Commissioner John Wood tried to get a resolution to be debated but could not persuade any of his colleagues to bring the issue up.


“Well, you have a Republican County Judge (Carlos Cascos) and a Republican administration in Washington. I don't know if that's a factor, but I know the public is strongly against this border wall,” Ahumada said.


“I hope we will prevail in court. We really don't need a fence to secure the border we have a unique heritage and they should not try to force this down our throat. People really need to think very seriously about the implications of this border wall.”

PHOTO SOURCE: Rio Grande Guardian

15 Comments:

Blogger BobbyWC said...

I will say this Mayor Ahumada hit it on the head - I think Cascos may have signed off on the end of his own political career -

Thank you Mayor Ahumda for fighting back for the people

Bobby WC

Friday, May 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As outrageous as Ahumada can be when he opens his mouth, I think he's on to something about Judge Cascos. Yeah he's a good public speaker but I want to know what he's really doing. He's pointing fingers at the staff of other politicians but I don't think he knows what is own staff is doing. People are noticing and the honeymoon is over.

Friday, May 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn right the honeymoon's over!!!!!!!!!! He can quit carrying his sweetheart Cris Valadez over the threshhold!!!!!!!!!!! CHANCLUDOS, SUCIOS, FEOS, MOCOSOS Y MOCOSAS, NECIOS, FLOJOS!!!! UYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! RIGHT, CRIS?????

Friday, May 16, 2008  
Blogger Brownsville Barrister said...

Didn't Ahumada run for Congress as a Republican?

Friday, May 16, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

Yup, Ahumada ran against Solomon Ortiz in 2002 as a Republican.

Friday, May 16, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are human, we can err,
Ahumada is no longer Republican.

Saturday, May 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commissioner John Wood tried to get a resolution to be debated but could not persuade any of his colleagues to bring the issue up.

Last time I checked Benavidez, Garza, and Tamayo were Democrats, and one of them could've made a motion or seconded Wood's. Maybe they were under the Republican spell of Cascos, or, perhaps they were playing City Commission-style politics and were shunning the the message in order to shun the messenger.

Patricia A.

Saturday, May 17, 2008  
Anonymous Rio Grande V said...

Mrs. Zamora,

Is it just me or does the Rio Grande Guardian seem to get the best (worst) quotes of "the Mayor" (please remember "the Indians" comment referring to the Brownsville City Commission).

V

Saturday, May 17, 2008  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

Patricia A,

I never considered this political concept before

"perhaps they were playing City Commission-style politics and were shunning the the message in order to shun the messenger."

This makes a lot of sense. Your point about no second is well taken - it took the entire County Commission to make the motion fail -

I just cannot me voting in November - the reality is, in the presidential race there is no race in Texas - unless Obama is within 5 points of beating McCain by October all of Texas electoral votes will go for McCain - Now the Noriega race is interesting for US Senate - The only contested local race I know of is for sheriff - while Joe Cisneros is a nice enough fellow (he rides a hog and wears leather jackets - cool for a sheriff) he is not going to beat Lucio.

I may not like the Reputricans, but I am not motivated to believe the Demoncrats are any better

Back to my point - so Patricia - any ideas in how to overcome what you observed to be an important problem at city hall?

"perhaps they were playing City Commission-style politics and were shunning the the message in order to shun the messenger."

I think this is worth an extended discussion.


Bobby WC

Sunday, May 18, 2008  
Anonymous thezipper said...

Both Ahumada and Cascos are political whores. They are republican when it suits them but will attack and ambush any and every side if given the chance. I'll say one thing for Ahumada, he'lll get in your face and argue with anyone. Cascos on the other hand just plots and schemes behind the scenes and lets other do his dirty work. I don't respect either but cascos is the worst of the two. Both will be one termers.

Sunday, May 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thezipper said...
Both Ahumada and Cascos are political

Arge asks.........
So zipp are you trying to say that
es el mismo infierno diferente diablo?

Sunday, May 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's true that we have a unique heritage and bond with the people of Matamoros. Many of us have family and friends over there. That said, we don't really have a bond with all the guatamalans, hondurans, salvadorans, indians, chinese, oaxacans, veracruzanos, etc. The government needs to figure out a way for our friends and family to interact with us more efficiently, but all those others clamoring to get in here create a lot of problems for Brownsville and Matamoros alike. Many walk the streets of Matamoros panhandling or committing petty crimes to survive. If the wall will cut down on that mass of refugees and if it can be combined with the levee, then I guess I am for it. It's funny that so many at UTB are against a border fence, when in reality, if you look at the south side of the parking lot across from the new education complex, they already have a "border fence". Go take a look. So, it's okay for them to protect their cars, but it's not okay for others along the river to protect their property? I don't want to see an 18 foot wall any more than any of ya'll, but the levees need to be improved, and this is a great way to do it.

Sunday, May 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's true that we have a unique heritage and bond with the people of Matamoros. Many of us have family and friends over there. That said, we don't really have a bond with all the guatamalans, hondurans, salvadorans, indians, chinese, oaxacans, veracruzanos, etc. The government needs to figure out a way for our friends and family to interact with us more efficiently, but all those others clamoring to get in here create a lot of problems for Brownsville and Matamoros alike. Many walk the streets of Matamoros panhandling or committing petty crimes to survive. If the wall will cut down on that mass of refugees and if it can be combined with the levee, then I guess I am for it. It's funny that so many at UTB are against a border fence, when in reality, if you look at the south side of the parking lot across from the new education complex, they already have a "border fence". Go take a look. So, it's okay for them to protect their cars, but it's not okay for others along the river to protect their property? I don't want to see an 18 foot wall any more than any of ya'll, but the levees need to be improved, and this is a great way to do it.

Sunday, May 18, 2008  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

Hey anony - before I lay into you I do want to say - interesting point about the parking lot fence -well taken.

"That said, we don't really have a bond with all the guatamalans, hondurans, salvadorans, indians, chinese, oaxacans, veracruzanos, etc."

On what planet do you live? I know so many of these other groups here in Brownsville who are here legally. My mother came across the border legally in 1946 here in Brownsville - Hondurans and Nicaraguans are a dime a dozen in Brownsville - try getting out.

Take away my oaxacan cheese and you will really see me get made.

But like I said - interesting point on the fence and parking lot - well said.

Bobby WC

Sunday, May 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry BWC. I know you have central american roots. what i meant is that our govt needs to make it easier for us to interact with our sister city. i was also pointing out that many who are not our family members or friends from matamoros, come to the border area. many of them are a burden on matamoros city services while they are waiting to cross. just food for thought.

Sunday, May 18, 2008  

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