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Friday, January 16, 2009

Miller Announces Candidacy for District 4 Commissioner


I am here this morning to announce my candidacy for the Dist. 4 seat on the Brownsville City Commission. As some of you know, I have been a citizen who has stayed in touch with what our city government has been doing. My interest is not in blaming my opponent for any sort of shortcoming or failing. I am solely focused on making Brownsville a better community.

We live in difficult times that call for serious solutions to ever-difficult problems. I may not have all the answers, but what I promise is a 110-percent effort in working with the commissioners to bring a new shine to this diamond of ours - this city who should be more than it is, should be better than it is, and should gain fame for being not just a border town quick to corrupt, but one quick to make the turn-around to higher ground. I will in the next few weeks engage as many of my constituents as possible. No resident of District 4 will be valued any less than any other. I intend to work for the collective and in so doing contribute to the City Commission's work.

The journey starts today. It is a journey fraught with the awful history of previous public servants who failed our lovely city, but it too is a journey of re-awakening. I hope to awaken the sleeping giant that is the average resident, the one whose voice is rarely heard, but whose voice is really the voice of all of us. My campaign will be a clean campaign. There will be no rumor or innuendo coming from me, or from my supporters. I firmly believe that Brownsville too can have clean politics, and that it is that which will allow us a chance to practice the Art of Public Service as it should be practiced. I will walk the streets of my district beginning tomorrow, taking soundings of the needs and the wants of that sector of the community. I will listen to everyone and place great value on what each and every one of them tells me. There will be no rich and no poor; there will be no influential and disenfranchised; there will be no issue too small or too big.

My friends, the time has come to work the magic it will take to move our great city to greatness, to a loftier standing, to its rightful place. The era of the dusty, sleepy border town is over. We are more than that. We are more than that. I thank you as we set sail on this new campaign, and I will thank you on Election Day. God Bless this Campaign and Brownsville, Texas.

Your most humble Servant/ Su Mas Humilde Servidora,

Ms. Argelia Miller

U. S. Air Force Veteran

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40 Comments:

Blogger Chris Davis said...

Not a snowball's chance in Brownsville...

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

As I recall, it did snow here a few years ago.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lil desperate for a token woman on the commish, huh mel? did you proofread her letter like you did for the pat fan club? if not, that ingles corespondence corse is really paying off. ill allways remember her as the bumbling moron who can't speak the ingles to save her life. what can you do? the two of you are brainwashed pat groupies. again, i comend you for putting your gender first and promoting the only candidate with the intellectual prowess of carlos atkinson. i will be laughing my ass off when ed camarillo, the ONLY qualified candidate for district 4, blows your pour excuse for a candidate out of the water in may. any person with half a brain would pick intellect over acute mental retardation any day. enjoy the sinking ship of LARGE MILLER, cuz im sure yull need a couple of those to ease the pain when yur whorse cumes in last. ja ja ja ja! i may be a pour speller, but im smarter than your fello pat groupie any day.

ricardo

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

Me? Pat groupie? Hardly.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

BTW, I posted what was sent to me. Just as I did for Commissioner Camarillo.

Why did you not give me grief when I did the same for him?

Posting someone's info does not constitute an endorsement.

So, get over it.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've known her for a few short weeks, but Argelia Miller strikes me as the sort of fresh-faced political candidate this town sorely needs. That she gets the usual grotesque criticism so quickly is confirmation that there are those who would want Brownsville to remain a rural outhouse, that it keep being the playground of miscreant Machos whose history clearly is that of failure. A few years back, Lennon said "Give Peace a Chance" when he added to the roar against an unpopular war. I say let's "Give Brains A Chance" as Mrs. Miller strives to bring something new, something that smells as if there is "Life" in town. I plan to help her in that noble endeavour...

/DP-M

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, someone, anyone make the announcement that you will be running for District 2. Get that imbecile out of there!

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

Snowballs chance- isn't that the same thing which said about Presas-Garcia

Brownsville loves to vote people out of office

Bobby WC

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Give Brains A Chance"

Coming from an irrelevant Fort Worth resident? This isn't the ringing endorsement Argelia Miller is going for. There will be a number of candidates for District 4. It's not even MLK Day yet and already two for one seat?

Melly, it did snow in Brownsville but the snowballs didn't last too long.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I plan to help her in that noble endeavour..."

With supporters like that, who needs detractors?

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Please, someone, anyone make the announcement that you will be running for District 2. Get that imbecile out of there!"

Yes, 2011 sadly can't come soon enough.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring it on punks. I like a challenge. If you win, good for you, and if you lose, well, it will show that the people do care about having someone on the Commission that protects their interests. I'm not like Ernie Hernandez that owes the special interests any favors. If I lose, I get my family back and can pay more attention to them. It a win -win situation. Never have there been more streets paved in District 2 than ever before. My district voters won't forget that.

Commissioner Atkinson

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't she the president of the Pat Ahumada fan club? I'm serious. That's the Arge that sat here and sang praises to the mayor. I've heard her speak. I hope people learned from their mistakes (ahumada, presas garcia et al.)What a world we live in.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God. A commissioner that is still in high school? Good representation of the CBP Charlie. Punk? What an intelligent word. You are an embarassment. What does your family have to do with this? Stop partying and trying to to use your post to fill your pockets up. One day your "shenanigans" will catch up with you and you will be knocked off of your high horse. The roads have nothing to do with you, it's Cabler that's directed that. I would rather have anyone that doesn't talk like the Godfather and isn't corrupt, than to have you.

Friday, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes BWC, Brownsville does love to vote people out, but then they vote them back in..Otis Powers, Leahman, Ahumada...Colunga..it goes on and on.

Brownsville has a short attention span. Kinda like a 3 year old, which explains our mayor, commissioners, and school board members.

100 words or less

Saturday, January 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who know me would say that I stand up against bullies. Especially bullies that dont leave their real name and constantly bash people they don't even know. Streets and infrastructure were the two major request from the citizens. We are getting it done. No matter how much good we do, there are always some that will be negative.

Charlie Atkinson

Saturday, January 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody gave you grief because nobody cared about him.

Saturday, January 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My district voters won't forget that.

The broken clock was right for once, dufus.

Saturday, January 17, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs. Miller is not a fresh face. She has an interesting past. She was a plaintiff in Zavaletta's Danenbaum suit, but dismissed her suit right after he lost the election. She then filed a complaint of voter fraud with the FBI when her candidate was not elected in the March 4th primary. They obviously booted the complaint as for its frivolity. Mrs. Miller is known to be in the Pat Ahumada/ Pat Leheman clique and has demonstrated that she does not mind being window dressing for other peoples political agendas. Camarillo has done alot to bring more young college people into the political process and to provide some much needed fairness in the political process. My vote is with Camarillo.

Sunday, January 18, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

Hey sorry charlie,

I am in your district. I complained about how the put some type conditioner on my street and all of the streets along Apollo, but left the potholes.

How pathetic and petty you must be to have sent the crews to fix all of the potholes except the won in front of my driveway.

Bobby WC

Sunday, January 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new definition of the democratic process in America.

"Bring it on punks. I like a challenge."

Sunday, January 18, 2009  
Blogger millerarge said...

Argelia Miller Replies:

On the Zavaletta thing: I called him to join his lawsuit to to get to the bottom of the Bridge to Nowhere issue.

On the Voter fraud complaint with the FBI, I called the Texas Rangers, the U.S. Marshal's office, the U.S. Attorney's office and the Sec.of Voting in Austin, which has an ongoing investigation. By the way, a representative from the Secretary of State office visited while the last election was counting the votes.
I am in EVERYONE's clique. I belong to the Veteran of Foreign Wars 2035, Elks Lodge 1032, Boy Scout Troop 1, Girl Scout Troop 215,have been a Volunteer/Member of (CASA)Court Appointed Special Advocate, Child Protective Services, Friensdhip of Women,and I am a member of Assoc. of Brownsville Educators (AOBE),just to name a few cliques.

Annony, I take offense to the idea that I am ANYone's Window Dressing. I have been in the U.S. Air Force 23 plus years, including Air Force Survival School, 17 plus years as a Federal Employee in various entities including the U.S. Social Security Agency, Internal Revenue and have attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA, again to name a few.

You should know: I am an independent thinker who can ride a motorcycle, an 1100 motorcycle and often take Boy Scout troops on Camp outing, and often attend other gatherings wearing, as has been said, Liz Claiborne red pumps and sporting manicured hands.

I am friends with everyone because everyone is God's Child, and I am not here to judge. I leave that to the Lord. I am here to to make this a better world. Why don't you join me?

Su Mas Humilde Servidora,

Argelia Miller- U.S. Air Force Veteran, Taxpayer, Political Activist, Parent, Voter and Concerned Citizen

Sunday, January 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the won in front of my driveway."

Bobby's inflated ego prevails once again. Charlie stubbornly didn't pave your street section because of you? You aren't on his radar screen.

Charlie Fan

Sunday, January 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know and dont care where you live. If a pothole was not fixed in front of your driveway then you have every right to call public works and get them to fix it. You are always quick to blame people.I didnt see your application for city attorney. What a shame. Someone who seems to know alot about how the city works, you should have submitted one. Oh well, I guess the city will have to go on without you.

Charlie

Sunday, January 18, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

Charlie fan, I live on a cul de sac. Every poyhole on my cul de sac was repaired - except the one in front of my house - we have 11 houses. Multiple potholes were repaired in front of the 11 houses - save one - mine

Bobby WC

Monday, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt see your application for city attorney. What a shame. Someone who seems to know alot about how the city works, you should have submitted one. Oh well, I guess the city will have to go on without you.

BURN! It's because he was disbarred. Talk about incompetent and unethical behavior.

He rents so it's not his house to complain about "my house". Charlie, tell the lawyer defending you against his frivolous lawsuit that he doesn't have standing because he doesn't own property in the city limits. It might get it dismissed. Make sure frivolous is part of the judge's order.

Charlie Fan

Monday, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact remains that Peter Zavaletta campaigned on the lawsuit against Dannenbaum and dropped the suit a week after he was not elected. Mrs. Miller, dismissed her case at exactly the same time.

If she was sincere, she would not have dismissed her lawsuit because Pete did not win the election.

In regard to the voter fraud thing, of course the Feds looked into it; you reported it. Thing is, once they looked into it, they dropped it. I didnt see the election set aside or anyone arrested for voter fraud. I didnt see anything but an investigation which went no where...just like Peters Dannenbaum suit.

We already have one elected official who likes to posture but who fails to see things through. We dont need another one.

These are two instances where Mrs. Miller took a frivolous public position to benefit someone elses political agenda.

I do call that window dressing.

The fact that Mrs. Miller can ride a motorcycle with polished fingernails is a less than compelling reason to elect her to local office.

Monday, January 19, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

MZ did you see this? It is actually very good.

Commission Agenda:

2 A. City Commissioners’ reply to past public comments. (Commissioners C.A. Cisneros & C. Atkinson)

I support this 100% - accurate information is important. If people are making false or misinformed statements then I think the Commission needs to clarify the real facts.

Bobby WC

Monday, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the good in rebutting public comment two weeks later? They could have done it legally at the last meeting without waiting two weeks.

Isn't it overkill to have a 2A when the commissioners could challenge public comments made two weeks ago in their own commissioner's report in Item 2 immediately above it?

The real facts are they overspent on the Sports Park but Charlie's saying the Herald is lying. And when he says the Herald he is implying Emma is lying. Yeah, and monkey's might fly out my diverticulum. Just when you think BISD was taking over as the big top circus in town.

Monday, January 19, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

So Mr. Brilliant legal mind here is the ordinance I am trying to have held unconstitutional.

“The mayor has the responsibility and duty to rule a speaker out of order if the comments made are of a personal nature, or in any other manner disrupt the orderly conduct of business by the commission.”

Here is what Article I, § 8 of the Texas Constitution says.

“Every person shall be at liberty to speak, write or publish his opinions on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that privilege, and no law shall ever be passed curtailing the liberty of speech or of the press.”

So now tell all of the readers why the ordinance is not a law curtailing speech.

And Mr. Brilliant legal mind I hope Sorry Charlie takes your advice and tells the city’s lawyers only people who pay property taxes should be allowed to speak at the commission meetings. Now that should get him a ton of support from all the renters in his district.

I agree that Charlie intends to use the 2A matter to defend the sports complex - but that is not the issue - if people are making false statements or are misinformed then someone from the city needs to rebut the statement -I suggested they add the rebuttal to right after the public comments - this would make it more timely

If Charlie messes this up it will only make for good drama on the blogs which should make all of his fans happy.

It does my heart good first I am attacked by a Charlie fan, and then a Charlie opponent -

Bobby WC

Monday, January 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now tell all of the readers why the ordinance is not a law curtailing speech.

Because TOMA gives the governing body the ability to manage their meeting accordingly for an orderly meeting of the people's business. Those who live in disbarred houses should not cast legal stones.

I never said it would work. I said it might work.

Verifiable fact. So bite me. Oh, no, you might actually do it gym boy. I can't push her anymore Captain. She's going to blow.

Charlie Fan

Tuesday, January 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Bobby. You have a lot more fans and less opponents.
Just make sure all those MF ers go to jail. THIEVES

Now you know why they run for office.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

Again, why is it not curtailing speech - TOMA does not override the Texas Constitution - every federal court which has addressed the issue has made clear decorum over the proceedings does not include regulating the content of speech -

why don't you write the NYCLU and explain why they are wrong -

http://www.nyclu.org/regions/central/auburn_meetings_speech

to help you out here is the problem change the "OR" to "AND" and it is constitutional.

“The mayor has the responsibility and duty to rule a speaker out of order if the comments made are of a personal nature,[AND] or in any other manner disrupt the orderly conduct of business by the commission.”

DISRUPTIVE IS THE DECORUM.

If you would like I can get you the address of every federal judge who has said [AND] not [OR] ao you can correct them.

Any first you law student knows the rule - you can regulate "time, place, and manner," but not content. Unless you state content which disrupts he meeting - which means "and" not "OR".

But they will continue to spend your money rather than make a simple change of one word - que bruto - no?

Bobby WC

Wednesday, January 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't write to the NYCLU because I don't molest anyone with an address with demand letters, postcards, e-mails, smoke signals, morse code, flag signals, etc.

You filed your frivilous city lawsuit in state court, right? State court can't interpret federal constitutional rights. The city can move to dismiss your case just like BISD. The city can and should ask for the special phrase in the dismissal, FRIVILOUS. What's it like practicing law without a license?

Where's my camarada at? I missed you at Shenanigans last night Charlie. You owe me a beer. Stiletto's tonight?

Charlie Fan

Friday, January 23, 2009  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

It comes as no shock to me a charlie fan cannot read plain English.

Here is what Article I, § 8 of the Texas Constitution says. (this is not federal)

“Every person shall be at liberty to speak, write or publish his opinions on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that privilege, and no law shall ever be passed curtailing the liberty of speech or of the press.”

My clam is on the Texas Constitution not federal - federal constituional law becomes the starting point.

If you like I will get you the addresses of all the State Judges in texas - they apply federal constitutional law to every criminal case.

"The federal constitution "requires that a defendant sufficiently understand the proceedings against him to be able to assist in his own defense."[10] It is the trial judge's task to ensure that the defendant has that minimum understanding.[11]"

AUDREY R. LINTON, Appellant

v.

THE STATE OF TEXAS

No. PD-0413-08

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas

January 14, 2009

(I am certain the Justices on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals are anxious for your instruction on why they cannot apply federal constutitional law in state proceedings.)

I did not allege a federal claim because in a civil suit it allows the state or city the option of removing the case to federal court. option does not mean they will.

the state courts look to the federal courts for the minumum protection.

This is from the lead case on free speech under the Texas Constitution.

"The second part of the test is intended to ensure that no alternative exists to treat the specific threat to the judicial process which would be less restrictive of state speech rights. While this element is shared in common with the ruling in Nebraska Press, 427 U.S. at 563-64, 96 S.Ct. at 2804-05, [17] we view the federal test announced

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therein [18] as too permissive toward prior restraints and decline to adopt it. [19] The federal approach offers only limited guidance concerning gag orders such as that involved here, which restrict access to information by prohibiting individuals from discussing a case.

Davenport v. Garcia, 834 S.W.2d 4, 10 (Tex. 1992).

Charlie fan, - you cannot be a real Charlie fan because every time speak you make his friends look less then educated.

Bobby WC

Here is an idea - you need to go to court and file what is know as an amici brief - (friend of the court) you need to tell the judge the attorneys for the city do not know what they are doing and you do and then explain your understanding of the law to the court.

I am certain Judge Euresti will be for ever in your debt.

I guess when I won the Grigsby v, Coker case (free speech prior restraint) before the Texas Supreme Court it was because you were not there to explain the law to them.

Bobby WC

Friday, January 23, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie fan, - you cannot be a real Charlie fan because every time speak you make his friends look less then educated.

Bobby WC


?????

You look less then educated with that.

Saturday, January 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea - you need to go to court and file what is know as an amici brief - (friend of the court) you need to tell the judge the attorneys for the city do not know what they are doing and you do and then explain your understanding of the law to the court.

I am certain Judge Euresti will be for ever in your debt.

I guess when I won the Grigsby v, Coker case (free speech prior restraint) before the Texas Supreme Court it was because you were not there to explain the law to them.


Thank you for the keen legal advice.

Saturday, January 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

even a broken clock is right twice a day huh bobby? arges not gonna pay you either. she is paying all her moneys to montoya to write her press releases. a google search shows all of the two times people have referenced that case. do a google search for charlie atkinson and there are tons of hits. charlie is the only honest commissioner with the balls to guide brownsville. what balls do you have?

charlie 4 mayor!
arge 4 4!

Saturday, January 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What's it like practicing law without a license?"

LOL Charlie Fan played you like a fiddle. BobbyWC answered the question with his legal advice and case law hissy fit diarrhea.

"If you like I will get you the addresses of all the State Judges in texas"

Give everyone the list. I'm sure all of them would like to know your still practicing law in violation of a district court ruling saying you couldn't practice law in this state. Would you mind telling us how a grand jury referral works?

Saturday, January 24, 2009  
Blogger millerarge said...

From: Ms.Argelia Miller,
To: Coward Annony,

Anonymous said...
even a broken clock is right twice a day huh bobby? arges not gonna pay you either. she is paying all her moneys to montoya to write her press releases. a google search shows all of the two times people have referenced that case. do a google search for charlie atkinson and there are tons of hits. charlie is the only honest commissioner with the balls to guide brownsville. what balls do you have?

charlie 4 mayor!
arge 4 4!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

To answer the coward annony, and for the record:
I (Argelia Miller) have not paid Mr. Montoya a single penny to write anything.
Vote 4 Argelia Miller
4 City Commissioner District 4

Sunday, January 25, 2009  

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