Jaime Abeytia, the Bret Favre of El Paso blogging, is back and up to his old tricks just after an 11 day retirement. The odds in Vegas said he would be back in two weeks so those who went against the odds and put money on 11 they are really happy just about now.
Jaime Abeytia posted a press release by the misguided Border Network For (Certain) Human Rights today that stated that they would be holding a "vigil" today May 24th. I saw no observance of any kind. This was an out right demonstration that was trying to influence legislation. Maybe they called it a vigil because of where they were holding it.
The funny thing is that the El Paso Republican Party moved from that location in July of 2010. This is not the first time they demonstrate at this "headquarters" either. BNHR demonstrated at the same "headquarters" on May 5, 2011. Let me put it in terms that Jaime and the members of BNHR can better understand it. It took place on Cinco De Mayo. Poor people were out in the hot sun, while their leader was in a nice air conditioned office in Austin, protesting at what they were told was the Republican Party Headquarters. Que culpa tienen ellos que sus lideres esten tan........ mensos? Why should they have to suffer because their leaders are so dumb?
Jaime knows better. He has been to the new Republican Party Headquarters on a couple occasions pretending to be a "journalist" hassling candidates with 45 minute interviews trying to get them to say something he can later use against them in one of his blogs.
"It's OK Sammy, I could tell he is just someone who is new and is trying to make it big. He has a long way to go. It was interesting having to answer sooo many of his questions that really had no substance. But at the end I knew he just wanted me to slip up. Come on, I have dealt with much better than him......I just don't know why he asked me what size of underwear I wore?" -Congressional Candidate Quico CansecoOk, I added the underwear part but the rest was true. This is a opinionated and comical political blog so anyone who wants to attack me for making stuff up go ahead. I'm not going to get my panties in a wad and quit blogging and then come back 11 days later because I take your comments way too seriously.
Back to Jaime. This slip up is just as bad as when he posted an unsigned court document directly from the office of Lyda Ness-Garcia to try to prove her point. Yes her point. Come on Jaime. How can you be rusty after only 11 days of not blogging. Don't directly or indirectly contact any member of the legislature or try to influence any legislation. Just pretend you are a 501(c)(3) like BNHR pretends to be and educate these people on where the Republican party Headquarters has been for almost a year now. By the way, the offices you guys protested in front of where those of a Texas State Representative. A member of the Texas legislature.
Rep. Margo, Dee
You better start getting your legal team together because this was yet another violation of the IRS tax code. Don't get me wrong. I encourage people to be involved in the political process and to participate in political dialogue. But I will give BNHR the same advice I give Lyda Ness-Garcia. To be able to play you need to pay your fair share of taxes just like the rest of us!
OK for those who are completely lost. Border Network For (Certain) Human Rights is a 501(c)(3). Now go run and look it up in the IRS website. Their "vigil" was directly or indirectly trying to communicate with a member of legislation in efforts to influence a piece of legislation. A big no-no for a 501(c)(3). Go check for yourselves.