Monday, May 01, 2006

Early Voting Starts

Edinburg early voting starts and so does the dirty politics for the Ochoa ticket. Hector Casas and Mary Villarreal are in the election room taking down names of all the people voting then walking behind the voting machines to see for whom they are voting.

Joe Ochoa also had some signs and banners too close to the election site and when informed by the Edinburg Police Department, the Ochoa-ites would not move them until they heard from Joe. After the police left, Joe's campaign then illegally parked trucks with signs too close to the election site. The elections administrators came out with the measuring wheel and informed the people they were too close. Again, would not move until the police forced them to move.

Joe Ochoa, Gilbert Mercado and Jaime Chavana's camps have been defacing (vandalizing) the signs of their opponents - Richard Garcia, Omar Palacios and Homer Cedillio, respectively.

Dirty politics at its worst. Blatent disregard for the law. Total disrespect to the law abiding citizens of Edinburg.

Say no to corruption .... Say no to Joe.

I see that we, the local blogs, are making a diffrence. How are things in La Joya and Pharr? Are Billy Leo and Irma Elizondo doing the same thing?

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is Hector Casas doing there anyways? I saw him looking at people while they were voting too. He is also allowed to be outside talking to people even if he's a poll watcher?

Anonymous said...

Poll watcher.......that's funny.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Team USA today. It's not too bad over here in La Joya. Although Mayor Billy Leo was sitting right in front of the La Joya Administration Bldg voting site as he was the guard to Fort Knox.

Why Mayor Billy Leo gaurding the voting site. I didn't see him on the ballot. Im sure he's not because he's bored.


Money talks, huh Billy....

Anonymous said...

Hector Casas is wearing a US flag tie and will be in your business every second that you are in the polling location. If it isn't trying to figure out who you are, it's taking your name down or standing behind you to see how you voted.

Just say NO to Saddam!

Anonymous said...

The teet is fixing to be taken away! That's why he's there...

I mean, where is his "over" qualified wife going to work now?

Anonymous said...

"Joe Saddam" that is....not to be confused with "Leo Saddam"...

Anonymous said...

Billy said...


YES MONEY TALKS AND WHAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Whatever Billy, get a life.

Anonymous said...

You mean Osame bin Leo?

Anonymous said...

And Preferably,

Outside of politics....

Anonymous said...

Oh, as far as Im concerned, Billy Leo can stay in Politics. As long as he leaves my City of La Joya, alone.

Move Billy, move...

denise said...

Where's the link to the story?

Earn My Vote said...

What story ... I was there ... watching the whole thing unfold. It was not a story ... it was a fiasco.

Junkbox said...

Denise,

Unfortunatley, I saw it happen too. It is a shame that this type of thing happens!

Ofcourse, you need to beat them at their own game. However, it is still upsetting.

Anonymous said...

Guys,

Why do you even bother reponding to fucken denise. The comments in other blogs always refer to her as the most negative bitch, ever. I guess its true.

Denise, you carpet muncher. Get laid (from a real dick). You'll not only feel better, but you'll live longer, too.

Anonymous said...

I was there too. What's the deal with those poll watchers? How can they be allowed to intimidate voters like that? The poll watchers need to let the election people do their job and not try to verify everyone's identification information. That's what the election people are there for.

It's only obvious why Hector Casas and Mary Villareal are as involved as they are. Hector just wants to get more money from City for his developments and Mary just wants her job back. What a shame! Everyone knows it and they don't care. I guess they are desparate.

Anonymous said...

fuck you earn . you are the biggest liar ever known to man. i cant believe the rumors you make up. how can you say that mercado and chavana are taking signs when its totally the opposite. how much is omar paying you?

Anonymous said...

Earn, where is the proof that Ochoa, Chavana and Mercado camps are defacing or vandalizing their opponents signs? Did you see them, did someone take pictures of them doing this? How do you know?

Anonymous said...

"What story ... I was there ... watching the whole thing unfold. It was not a story ... it was a fiasco."

I doubt that you were there along with Junkbox, you both are probably paid workers for their opponents.

You're not credible unless you have pictures.

Anonymous said...

Pictures? If you can't trust a fellow blogger who can you trust? Oh, thats right Joe's camp is full of lies.(cant trust them) O.K. I take it back.

Anonymous said...

Did you see Hector and Elias licking their chops! They cant wait to fill those pockets again! What is the statue of limitations on city employees that committed a crime?

Anonymous said...

You know the good thing is that Elias Zuniga, Mary Villarreal both retired from the city. They can never come back. (This is policy)

Anonymous said...

The talk during the luch hour today was the bullshit voters in Edinburg confronted when they went to vote at City Hall. Hector Casas & Mary Villarreal have no business looking at voter's driver's licenses, looking over voter's shoulders to see what candidate a voter is voting for or ordering voters to form a line. All that was left was for Eddie Saenz, his wife, Richard Alamia and David Diaz to also be poll watchers. I'm sure we'll see them tomorrow. It's obvious to everyone that ex-Mayor Joe Ochoa and his well known jerks really, really, really want his position back and that the ends justify the means; afterall, they only see it as politics. HEY! RENE GUERRA!!! WE VOTED YOU IN AGAIN!!!!!! ARE YOU WATCHING FROM YOUR 3RD FLOOR WINDOW? SEND A MESSAGE AND TELL US THAT LAW & ORDER EXISTS IN POLITICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa's real opponent is FNB & the Palacios. Joe and his team were caught off guard last time. They won't be making the same mistakes again. Mary & Hector are only watching those fockers.

Anonymous said...

The Elderly are going to determine who Edinburg's next mayor will be and the Tax Freeze issue will be the current administration's downfall!

Anonymous said...

I went to the polling site today and I personally saw Hector Casas looking at the information of the woman next to me. I also saw him looking over another woman's shoulder as she voted. Hey Mr. Casas, everyone has not only the right to vote but also the right to privacy. I suggest that if Mr. Casas does this to you that you contact the elections office and report him!!!

Anonymous said...

Mary & Hector are only watching those fockers.

The only fockers I know are Joe Ochoa and his best friend Mr. Casas.

Anonymous said...

I went to go vote yesterday. Please if anyone can answer my question, Was Hector Casas the little alian looking guy with american flag tie.

denise said...

I'm glad there were two "witnesses," but the story would hold more water if there were an official report somewhere.

If it's true though....it's pretty shitty. The last time I voted here in San Manuel, the booths were set up in such a screwy way that the poll workers could definitely see who I was voting for.

...and to the asshole that posted at 6:53 pm, post under your real name or else shut the hell up. It's easy to talk shit when no one knows who you really are. Can you point me to the comments where I was referred to as a negative bitch? Thanks.

I'll just kiss ass and tell Earn s/he is the best blogger ever. I'd lower myself and call you a fudge-packer....but that would be too easy.

Anonymous said...

Give em hell Denise!

Anonymous said...

Earn, I don't mean to be rude but you also forgot to include another inportant detail. Yesterday morning when I was about to vote I also saw all poll watchers recieve bags with waters and candies, this is fine the only thing is that the bags had the logo of Vital Line (a company that Eddie Saenz owns). Tell me earn or anyone else, Why is Hector Casas and Mary V. pollwatching and why are they recieving bags with gifts that are from Eddie Saenz. Is that even legal. Please respond.

Also, can everyone please not name call anyone, these comments should be used only to express a view not to put people down.

denise said...

Ew.

My uncle just voted and confirmed that there were all kinds of ridiculous people yelling and getting in people's faces outside the polls.

Gross.

Do you suppose the heat turns people into complete jackasses when it's voting season?

I agree on the name-calling thing, though active blogs are hardly known for rational discussions. We're passionate because we're Democrats, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Was Hector Casas the little alien looking guy with american flag tie.


It absolutely was.

Anonymous said...

You're not credible unless you have pictures.


I guess the pictures Earn has added have shown you the truth, but the fact of the matter is that those are just two of the pictures that have been damaged around town. I dare Earn to take a picture of all their damaged signs to show your readers what kind of people these candidates are really dealing with.

Anonymous said...

good one earn.... the garcias and palacios must be paying you alot of money to put these pictures up. cmon you really expect us the citizens of edinburg to really beleive that you did not do this your self to make chavana and mercado look bad. Who do you think your fooling?

Anonymous said...

NOTICE THAT THE PAINT IS THE SAME!! OBVIOUS GIVE AWAY EARN.


CMON.. REALLY HOW MUCH ARE THEY REALLLY PAYING YOU... COUPLE OF THOUSAND HUH

Anonymous said...

If you want to know who has most to gain from Ochoa getting back into office, look at the people really pushing for him to get elected. Is it a coincidence that Gus Garcia, Gilbert Enriquez and Hector Casas and are all into construction and development? They're all hoping that Ochoa gives them the same sweet deals that he gave Hector Casas at Los Lagos. Yeah, Ochoa loves to talk about the beautiful golf course we have in Los Lagos and the big homes being built there. He talks about the increased tax base we have at Los Lagos but fails to mention how much of that money is thrown right back into trying to maintain the golf course. Trust me, all the taxes from those big beautiful homes still don't cover that expense. In fact the only one who REALLY benefited from Los Lagos is Hector Casas who owns Shea Construction because he was given exclusive building rights by Ochoa and aside from that Shea Development L.L.C. was supposed to build a $1.2 million restaurant and convention center there. Wow, it's been years and we're still waiting for Hector to come through. All I can say is somebody at the top of city government got paid very nicely for that deal. Don't even get me started on the corruption which was Super Splash. Unfortunately for Ochoa and Casas, things have a way of coming back to haunt them. Enriquez wasn't exactly a boy scout on the school board. If I were Greg, I would keep my distance. These folks will only hurt you. I've also seen Hector Casas campaigning very hard for school board candidate Gilbert Mercado and as well. Don't know what the connection is there, but it looks like someone is trying to get their foot in the door with the school district to get into development for the school district. The plot thickens.

Anonymous said...

If you want to know who has most to gain from Ochoa getting back into office, look at the people really pushing for him to get elected. Is it a coincidence that Gus Garcia, Gilbert Enriquez and Hector Casas and are all into construction and development? They're all hoping that Ochoa gives them the same sweet deals that he gave Hector Casas at Los Lagos. Yeah, Ochoa loves to talk about the beautiful golf course we have in Los Lagos and the big homes being built there. He talks about the increased tax base we have at Los Lagos but fails to mention how much of that money is thrown right back into trying to maintain the golf course. Trust me, all the taxes from those big beautiful homes still don't cover that expense. In fact the only one who REALLY benefited from Los Lagos is Hector Casas who owns Shea Construction because he was given exclusive building rights by Ochoa and aside from that Shea Development L.L.C. was supposed to build a $1.2 million restaurant and convention center there. Wow, it's been years and we're still waiting for Hector to come through. All I can say is somebody at the top of city government got paid very nicely for that deal. Don't even get me started on the corruption which was Super Splash. Unfortunately for Ochoa and Casas, things have a way of coming back to haunt them. Enriquez wasn't exactly a boy scout on the school board. If I were Greg, I would keep my distance. These folks will only hurt you. I've also seen Hector Casas campaigning very hard for school board candidate Gilbert Mercado and as well. Don't know what the connection is there, but it looks like someone is trying to get their foot in the door with the school district to get into development for the school district. The plot thickens.

Earn My Vote said...

Its easy, folks. Take a ride around the city and see whose signs are defaced.

Earn My Vote said...

Evenmore, the defacing is done at night.

"Edinburg News took to the streets yesterday delivering 3,000 flyers going door to door. Will be doing that again today. Want to deliver 20,000 flyers between now and election day. Edinburg News has put a new meaning on ways of using the internet. Now it’s time to take to the streets."

From their own mouths. :)

Anonymous said...

flyers for what earn?

Anonymous said...

flyers for what earn?

Anonymous said...

NOTICE THAT THE PAINT IS THE SAME!! OBVIOUS GIVE AWAY EARN.


You are such an idiot. If you just drive around town you will notice that those two pictures are right next to each other and that is why they are in the same paint!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe anyone here would even consider voting for Joe Ochoa. This man was in office for so long and did absolutely nothing for Edinburg. Yeah, I know he made SuperSplash but look what a dump that place turned out to be. I am tired of Joe trying to take the credit for all the hard work Garcia has done in his short time in office. I say vote for Garcia, a candidate who has a strong desire to make this city grow. Because of Garcia, a new mall and dinner theater will be coming REAL soon. Way to go Garcia, now visitors can actually consider staying in Edinburg. And what does that mean to everyone who lives here....more money in our economy.

VOTE RICHARD GARCIA!
VOTE RICHARD GARCIA!
VOTE RICHARD GARCIA!

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Anonymous said...

EARN,

WHAT ABOUT GILBERT MERCADO AND HIS ISSUANCE OF A HOT CHECK?....AND NOT JUST ANY HOT CHECK...TRY $13,000. HOW CAN ANYONE TRUST HIM TO HANDLE THE SCHOOL FINANCES WHEN THE IDIOT CAN'T EVEN HANDLE HIS OWN CHECKING ACCOUNT?

Anonymous said...

SAY NO TO JOE!
SAY NO TO JOE!
SAY NO TO JOE!

Junkbox said...

"I doubt that you were there along with Junkbox, you both are probably paid workers for their opponents. You're not credible unless you have pictures. "

How about a sworn affidavit. I am in the process of filing a complaint, so careful what you wish for.

I am not PAID to do anything. The question to ask is how much is Hector Casas going to gain from having Joe in office? Or you for that fact? You guys are just a bunch of hired goons for the Ochoa machine.

I don't know who Earn My Vote is. Hundreds of people shuffled past Hector Casas and his tacky tie and made the same observations. Coincidence? I don't think so!

Junkbox said...
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Junkbox said...

Sorry! Messed up on the prev. post.

Actually, Homer Cedillo looks very dignified in his handle-bar mustache, very distinguished.

Omar, looks like C. Everett Koop, ex Surgeon General, very respectable as well.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday, I danced around a parking lot with an Omar P mask over my face. It was actually just the missing head from one of his first defaced signs...but fun nonetheless.

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