Beta O’Dork Conspired with his Billionaire Father-in-Law to Evict Thousands of Low-Income Mexican-Americans

Beto O’Rourke, fitting nicely into his daddy-in-law’s back pocket…

Remember when that YUGE scandal broke regarding ex-El Paso City Councilman Robert Francis O’Rourke conspired with his multi-billionaire father-in-law Bill Sanders to displace thousands of low-income American citizens of Mexican lineage, all to bulldoze their neighborhood to create a Yuppie paradise?

Neither do I. Probably because the American media largely ignored the entire corporate, big money hack that Robert Francis O’Rourke really is.

 

With the City of El Paso pumping a quarter of a million dollars into something called the GlassBeach study (The city of El Paso contributed $250,000; another $260,000 came from a state Economic Development Administration grant, and the remaining $252,000 was put up by the Paso del Norte Group) mixed Democrat politicians and Big Money to rip-down a heavily Latino area known as Segundo Barrio.

According to the GlassBeach study, the figurative crosshairs were aimed directly at thousands of low-income Mexican-Americans. Among those manning the sniper rifles: El Paso City Councilman Robert Francis O’Rourke.

As reported by The Texas Observer; (emphasis mine)

Some of the historic buildings are in need of renovation or repairs. Miraculously, many have escaped the wrecking ball. Now a powerful alliance of wealthy businessmen, aided by local politicians, is on the brink of seizing the barrio. If it’s successful, hundreds of residents will be forced out of their homes. Businesses will be relocated.

And the Segundo Barrio and surrounding neighborhoods gradually will be erased-“de-Mexicanized,” some call it-and replaced with an arena, parking garages, condos, lofts, town homes, a “lifestyle retail” district, a “mixed-use” zone, a “mercado,” and an “urban retail” outlet rumored to be a Wal-Mart or Target.

The redevelopment plan was drawn up behind closed doors over two years by the Paso del Norte Group, a civic organization of wealthy oligarchs, industrialists, real estate developers, and politicos from both sides of the border. (Members in the group reportedly must shell out $750 to $1,800 annually and are required to sign confidentiality agreements.)

Under the plan, roughly 325 acres between Interstate 10 and the Mexican border are targeted for redevelopment.

Nearly 168 acres probably will be bulldozed, and another 157 acres designated a historical zone eligible for tax incentives. From the rubble, city leaders envision a shining new El Paso that will capitalize on its proximity to Mexico, become a destination spot for tourists, stem the drain of young people, create jobs, produce more affordable housing, and erase once and for all the notion that the city is somehow inferior to its distant cousins in Austin, San Antonio, and even Albuquerque.

“El Plan,” as it’s become known, was received with enthusiasm by El Paso’s elected officials, including Mayor John Cook, a songwriter and father of six; City Councilwoman Susie Byrd, a good-government crusader; and 34-year-old Councilman Beto O’Rourke, a boyish-looking, fourth-generation El Pasoan who runs a Web-based technology business.

The Texas Observer failed to note that Mayor John Cook and City Councilman Robert Francis O’Rourke are Democrats, and that Councilwoman Susie Byrd is technically “non-partisan”, but is known in the El Paso area to be a hard-left “progressive”.

GlassBeach study depicting the residents of O’Rourk’s district.

Nonetheless, The Texas Observer also cited;

[B]illionaire real estate tycoon Bill Sanders, a hometown boy who has come back to remake El Paso.

Now in his mid-60s, Sanders is the leading proponent of the redevelopment effort. Known as “Billy” by friends, he likes fast cars and off-road vehicles. He is secretive in his business dealings and normally shuns the media. But when the downtown plan was unveiled, he assumed a Bill Gates-like stance at the podium, hand chopping the air, glasses perched on his nose, explaining why it was great for El Paso. (Later, he would tell a reporter, “The biggest failure that I know of in the United States is El Paso.”)

Sanders happens to be the father-in-law of first-term Councilman O’Rourke.

O’Rourke, meanwhile, has participated in several key council votes, including the critical decision last fall to incorporate the redevelopment project into the city’s comprehensive plan. O’Rourke, who is running for reelection, adamantly denies any conflict of interest despite the fact that his wife, his mother, his father-in-law, and even O’Rourke himself were at one time all members of the PDNG [Paso Del Norte Group]. “My relationship with Bill does not present a conflict, as he cannot profit from this plan, nor can I, nor can any member of my family,” O’Rourke wrote in an e-mail.

Oh, but the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune have only begun to fly in the TexObs piece;

“The status quo losers that live in Segundo are up in fucking arms because their hood is going to go from old and busted to new hotness,” a pro-plan blogger wrote in a screed posted on the Paso del Sur Web site. “Maybe a little kick in the nuts of motivation in the form of tearing their shitholes down will get them to do something with their lives.”

On that same Web site, O’Rourke, whose council district includes the Segundo Barrio, has been called a “little puto,” a “punk-ass bitch,” a liar, a thief, and a sellout. Business and government elites have been labeled as “neo-conquistadors.” Wilson has been characterized as an “anti-Mexican scold.” In conversations elsewhere, defenders of the barrio have been tagged as “nostalgists,” “sentimentalists,” and “blight preservationists.”

In an even bigger bombshell, the TxObs also cited;

The city hasn’t used eminent domain yet, but it’s about to turn up the heat. One tool the city could use, [Mayor John] Cook said recently, is to report all property offers to the appraisal district. “I don’t have to use eminent domain,” the mayor says. “All I have to do is take the offer down to the Central Appraisal District and allow the property to be taxed at its real market value.”

The city’s also going to start sending zoning and building inspectors into the redevelopment area to inform owners of code requirements. “If necessary, police and fire departments will assist in explaining and enforcing violations,” a city document stated.













Fake News Alert: CNN Identifies Virginia’s Gov Blackface as Republican

CNN gets it wrong.

Twenty minutes ago, I wouldn’t know a chyron from a Macron. But now, thanks to the good folks at Oxford Dictionaries, I’ve found out that a chyron is “An electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or cinema screen.”

Thanks, Oxford Doctionaries!

Anyhow, I know this may come as a shock to you, but in an aired segment regarding Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam (D-VA), the chyron during Anderson Cooper’s segment listed Northam as a Republican, see video below.

Amazingly enough, this isn’t the first time leftists have gotten their party affiliations bass ackwards. Continue reading “Fake News Alert: CNN Identifies Virginia’s Gov Blackface as Republican”

Meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s likely replacement to the SCOTUS

Ruth Bader “Boozin’ ‘N’ Snoozin’” Ginsburg may seem like she attended law school with Moses, but in reality she’ll be turning 86 this March.

With that said, it’s a fair bet that RBG will be the next one to create an opening for a seat on the Supreme Court, either by resignation or the biological solution.

So it’s actually quite a timely moment to discuss just who might replace Ginsburg, and that person is the same one who came within a hairsbreadth of being named instead of Brett Kavanaugh. Namely, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro makes quite the cringe worthy fashion statement

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is quite famous for a number of reasons:

  • Arguably the most hard-left leaning member of the House of Representatives
  • Questionable fashion choices
  • Dealing with being born genetically unfortunate
  • Being excommunicated from the Catholic Church
  • An uncanny resemblance to Keith Richards

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As cited by a couple of sharp-eyed watchers of C-SPAN (who managed to keep their eyes open long enough), DeLauro decided to rock the purple in a show of solidarity with the hungry and homeless.

Despite DeLauro’s somewhat different spin on hashtags instead of leadership, her one minute of wearing purple for the downtrodden doesn’t mention that she’s one of the wealthiest members of Congress.delauro-440x620

Cited by the good folks over at InsideGov.com, the 14-term congresswoman’s personal fortune is slightly more than $15.2 million.

In another example of phoniness, Life News reported in 2007 during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, His Holiness bluntly proclaimed that legislators who claimed to be Catholic, but were staunch defenders of abortion had de facto excommunicated themselves.

“Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon (church) law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ,” he said.

“They (Mexican Church leaders) did nothing new, surprising or arbitrary. They simply announced publicly what is contained in the law of the Church… which expresses our appreciation for life and that human individuality, human personality is present from the first moment (of life),” he added.

The pope talked about church doctrine known as “automatic excommunication” where someone who does something which the church considers a grave sin inflicts on themselves.

Also reported, it was DeLauro who took the lead in arguing with the pope when it comes to Catholic Canon Law, and also by virtue of her being an American, she wasn’t subject to the same theological beliefs and teachings;

Led by pro-abortion Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, eighteen members of the House issued a statement responding to the pope’s comments.

“We are concerned with the pope’s recent statement warning Catholic elected officials that they risk excommunication and would not receive communion for their pro-choice views,” the statement read.

They said that the penalty of excommunication “offend(s) the very nature of the American experiment and do(es) a great disservice to the centuries of good work the church has done.”

DeLauro and the pro-abortion lawmakers suggested that even though the Catholic church is pro-life that it’s a personal mission rather than a mission accomplished through public policy.

More proof of the Cult of Democrat, grandparents reject grandkids

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Kevin Nicholson may have once been the president of the College Democrats of America and spoke at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. But that was then, this is now.

Appearing on the FNC morning show Fox & Friends, the Republican hopeful to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018 told of his conversaion from being the leader one of the largest Democrat youth organizations in the country to becoming the GOP senate hopeful for the Badger State.

I’ll let you see the video for yourself … but it honestly saddens me to know that a husband and wife would actually go out of their way to estrange themselves not only from one of their children, but also their grandchildren.



I equally feel bad for F&F hostess Ainsley Earhardt, who obviously wasn’t briefed that Nicholson and his parents have no contact with each other. She was also obviously very embarrassed and apologized profusely.

All I can say about how horribly I view the grandparents, it just reminds me of how so many were ready to abandon family for love of the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

Shattering the myth of California being ‘sixth largest economy on planet Earth’

California State Senate leader Kevin de León perpetuates the big lie. (Youtube)
California State Senate leader Kevin de León perpetuates the big lie. (Youtube)

California State Senate leader Kevin de León made quite the big noise at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year of what an economic powerhouse the Golden State truly is. Continue reading “Shattering the myth of California being ‘sixth largest economy on planet Earth’”

Last Gasp: Democrat Leader Calls for Trump’s Impeachment

One part Democrat tears, one part Democrat pouting, one part Democrat wailing: The perfect Salty Crybaby. (Twitter)
One part Democrat tears, one part Democrat pouting, one part Democrat wailing: The perfect Salty Crybaby. (Twitter)

Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) is proving the old axiom “even a drowning man will clutch at a sword” to be oh, so true. Continue reading “Last Gasp: Democrat Leader Calls for Trump’s Impeachment”

Iowa: ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup Bill’ to be Introduced to Legislature

State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann proposes Suck It Up, Buttercup Act (Youtube).
State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann proposes Suck It Up, Buttercup Bill (Youtube).

Buttercups, bubble wrapped crybabies, precious snowflakes, hot house orchids. Whatever you want to call to those who aren’t taking Hillary Clinton’s defeat to Donald Trump all that well may find yet another trigger warning in the Hawkeye State. Continue reading “Iowa: ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup Bill’ to be Introduced to Legislature”

Bubba and Barry peg-out the Democrat’s contradiction meter

Which Democrat do I listen to?
Which Democrat do I listen to?

Democrat contradictions reign…

Those whacky Democrats just can’t seem to make up their minds.  Should they have American flags on the dais or not? Is it correct to boo a Medal of Honor winner or a retired general? How ’bout just blowing off that whole Moment of Silence thingee for fallen cops? Continue reading “Bubba and Barry peg-out the Democrat’s contradiction meter”

Democrat front runner H.R.C. still haunted by ‘Hillarycare’

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As reported by NBC News on Dec. 16, 2014, Hillary Clinton still bears the title as the presumptive front runner for the Democratic Party’s hopes of keeping the White House in 2016. Yet Republicans aren’t done reminding the nation that Hillarycare very well could have been a much bigger and broader-reaching federal program than even the much derided Obamacare health insurance plan.

Continue reading “Democrat front runner H.R.C. still haunted by ‘Hillarycare’”

Enough Of Scandals Being Named After Watergate

ss-gulf-of-tonkin-1227296814905737-9-thumbnail-4Ever notice how many scandals and supposed scandals have “-gate” tacked on to their hindquarters?

Ordained by the largely hard-left media, the “-gate” suffix has been placed into journalistic canon law to constantly remind the sheeple/low information voters of Watergate and of course the Republican administration of Richard M. Nixon.   

The latest occurrence  of gateism to strike is the still developing Bridge-Gate in regards to the handful of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge (which is a FUBAR on the best of days) being shutdown by a member of Christ Christie’s inner circle.

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RINO Senate sell-outs charge forward over the bodies of military retirees

NYT Lindsey Graham 'Slammed Back Home' for Being a RINO
Beware of charging RINOs.

In a dizzying legislative dance, the US Senate completed the vote to conduct a vote later on what the House has already voted on, as reported by CBS News on Dec. 17, 2013.

With a vote of 67-33 in favor of cloture, the Senate has elected to stop all debate on the $63 billion budget increase deal that will largely be financed on the backs of those retired from the Uniformed Services to include the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps) and the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS).

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ObamaCare to meet 7 million mark – in 140 months

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid

Touting they would enroll seven million Americans in the ObamaCare market exchange by early next year seems to be falling a little short. No, make that a lot short, as reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Nov. 11, 2013 and the left-of-center news portal Politico.com on June 24, 2013.

Health insurance industry insiders are signalling that fewer than 50,000 citizens have successfully enrolled in a private insurance plan using the HealthCare.gov (aka: “ObamaCare”) on-line marketplace, far shorter than the 500,000 estimated to enroll before the dawning of All Saints Day.

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