Thursday, August 27, 2009

Editorial: Let’s Not Forget Texas senators Hutchison and Cornyn Voted Against Sonia Sotomayor


Editorial: Let’s Not Forget Texas senators Hutchison and Cornyn Voted Against Sonia Sotomayor – First Hispanic Appointed To The U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The obsticles for political mobility and higher echelons appointments was mirrored in the struggle of Sonia Sotomayor to be appointed the first Hispanic to the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn voted against her. Less than a handful o years ago, Senator Hutchison came to the former La Familia Restaurant (now Rolando’s) in Robstown, Texas and assured the Hispanic audience and El Defenzor of her role, especially as a woman (who know about barriers), to attempt to bring down socio-political and economic obticles. As far as Senator John Cornyn, whose grandparents were from Robstown, and who lived in the native burg, voted against Sonia Sotomayor – even though it was a historical phase in El Pueblo Hispano and he knew more so than anyone that El Pueblo Hispano needed una voz (a voice).

Cornyn, who sits on the distinguged Senate Judiciary Committee, not only voted against Sotomayor but disgustingly questioned her integrity as being a Supreme Court judge. He came close to calling her a“racist” – or better phrased, a “reverse” racist. As for Hutchison’s reasons, she is trying to mobilize the ultra conservative forces in her bout against Gov. Rich Perry to acquire the seat he holds. Where will Hispanics stand on the issue – that is, of her new whim to try to be the governor of our state?

Hutchison quoted verbatum: "The seriousness of the court’s deliberations and decisions requires members to carefully scrutinize academic qualifications and judicial philosophy," uttered Hutchison. "Judge Sonia Sotomayor has academic qualifications and an inspiring life story. However, her judicial philosophy is an area of great concern to me."

Now Hutchison is worried about the political reality of la raza Hispana en el sur de Tejas (Hispanics in South Texas). Now Hutchison is trying to do some trouble-shooting to reposture herself quickly: "About thirty percent of the federal judges I have selected for nomination for Texas are Hispanic, and I will continue to support the most qualified judges irrespective of race or gender," Contradictory?

As for Cornyn, he using the “politics is politics excuse” – a rendition of the “business is business” at the “rung” culture that he is operating at the moment. Cornyn is now harping on continally on “…the example of Miguel Estrada, President George W. Bush’s nominee for an appellate court judgeship whom Senate Democrats filibustered (and until he was discouraged to pursue it).”

Coryn went as far as to label Sotomayor as a radical. He said: “Will she be the Judge Sotomayor of some of her more radical speeches and writings, which cause me concern?... The stakes are simply too high to confirm someone who could redefine the law of the land from a liberal activist perspective.”

Coryn’s in the above citation clearly hints at the stuggle of minorities to climb the latter of opportunity and governmental posts. However, he is blantantly reactionary; that somehow Sotomayor is going to open old-scars and thus a floodgate of hate for what Anglos have done historically; instead of viewing her as being a voice or providing a perspective that might be more representative of El Pueblo Hispano.

If Cornyn’s believes we shouldn’t have a voice in the Supreme Court than why should we continue to support him or anyone else with such a worldview? History shows that a person who has struggle and sets out to rectify the ills of the system (via providing a different view of the norm) usually humanizes the system, not dehumanize it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

County Commissioner's Doing Audits on Select Judges But Not Themselves?

Are the County Commissioners throwing stones when they live in glasshouses? Are they suppressing fees for court appointed lawyers yet paying their own private lawyers 175 to 250 per hour. El Defenzor begins the probe....

Are poor citizens being denied their constitutional right to an attorney because the county is pressuring judges not to pay lawyers for their services yet they are obtaining their own attorneys at exorbitant rates? We shall see...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Press release from U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz-Democrat


Telephone town hall set for 6 p.m. CST Wednesday, Sept. 2

WASHINGTON--U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27) announced today he will host a telephone town hall meeting for residents of the 27th Congressional District of Texas on health care reform at 6 p.m. CST Wednesday, Sept. 2.

“I welcome people to contact our offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Washington, so they may participate in the telephone town hall meeting,” Ortiz said. “Residents contacting our offices should provide staff with their full name, telephone number, physical address, and e-mail address.

“Minutes before the telephone town hall meeting is to start, our office will call residents of the district in our database so they can join in on the conference call,” he said. “Residents can ask questions about the proposed health care reform.”

Ortiz expects thousands of residents to listen in and ask questions about health care reform during the one and a half hour long town hall meeting.

“We must listen to all sides of the discussion,” he said. “I continue to review the most recent information being provided by leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives, and at the same time, I am aware that many Americans have questions which must be addressed. It is my goal to provide the most recent information about the health care bill.

“I represent a large district that spans more than 200 miles from Brownsville to north of Corpus Christi, with many rural areas. Using the telephone town hall model will allow the most constituents to participate at once and limit any travel inconveniences,” Ortiz said. “I look forward to engaging all interested residents to discuss this important issue.”

Residents can register for the telephone town hall meeting via the Internet by going to,

For more information on the proposed health care reform, go to

Sunday, August 23, 2009

US Ecologist (Chemical/Waste Dumpsite): "We Are Not Required To Run Our Annoucements In Spanish Or An Hispanic-Oriented Publication"

Robstown, Texas and Area in Danger – Critical INFO KEPT FROM THEM!!!


Robstown, Texas – US Ecologists is listed as one of the most dangerous and dirtiest chemical/nuclear waste disposal sites in the nation by an organization that keeps score on such dangerous dump sites. SCORECARD.ORG; this watchdog group and other trustworthy ones are concerned about US Ecologist (especially their role in Robstown area; an area where Hispanics for the most part orbit the burg). Their website displays a chart that diagrams the score of all dumpsites they have researched. US Ecologists in Robstown is portrayed in an ultra-dangerous category.

The local US Ecologists dumping site is located less than a handful of miles from the small community of Robstown. Despite the above, and as it is getting more clearly more obvious by the day, their “infamous” mount of waste and refuge (known as “El Centro) is protruding higher and higher in altitude. As one visitor to the site put it: “It looks like a huge volcano that is going gobble up their tiny offices.” In this city, known as Robstown, mostly an Hispanic and ethnic minority community is plague according to regional medical data obtained as being weighed down with high rates of cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver maladies and a crazy quilt of other environmental factor related variables related to ill health.

US Ecologists IN A BLATANT MOVE, NOW Seeks New Permits Before Governmental Regulatory Agencies – Yet Refuses To Responsibly Inform The Public About Required Hearings (in Spanish as required or as ethically expected by any entity)…

But the biggest danger of all is not the despicable site or activities that seem to be furtively conducted on a day-in and day-out basis, but the lack of responsible information they are blatantly keeping from the public. A representative of US Ecologists – which for care reasons we shall abbreviate to Christie Perez – told El Defenzor newspaper that they are not required by law to do their new cycles of “news announcements of public hearing in Spanish.”

The above behavior by the regional US Ecologists clearly hints at their clandestine and mealy-mouth agenda. As one resident said: “Nuclear waste being dumped here from other states and they don’t want us to know the consequences? We have children, we have wives, and we have grandmas. I have seen people here die of horrible, horrible illnesses such as cancer and other maladies that have never been fully explained. US Ecologists now much be placed under the microscope.”

Another resident opined: “Where are our leaders? They are sitting next to the former CEO of US Ecologists at the regional Fairgrounds? In fact, the former president – Joe Kramer -- of US Ecologists is there is now the President of the Robstown Area Development Corporation and has been a seat in the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development.

And Kramer’s role in the Robstown Area Development Corporation now has being in question. As the Corpus Christi-times Reported: “In April, an auditor disclosed that the agency (Robstown Area Development Corporation) had failed to submit annual financial statements to the IRS, used by donors to gauge whether money is being spent wisely. The audit also found that checks were missing, documentation was lacking for a nutrition program and purchase orders were not being used. Those documents are also used to determine whether funds are used appropriately.”

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blockbuster Again! Rose Vela Announces for the Texas Supreme Court

Rose Vela announced today that she will be running for the Texas Supreme Court. She is currently the Judge in the 13th Court of Appeals. She caused widespread controversy in the Democratic Party in January of 2006 when she announced as a Republican and bested Fred Hinojosa in a surprising landslide. Politicos in the know indicate that she has both Democratic and Republican support and that of Kay Bailey Hutcheson who is believed to be the next Governor of Texas and is presently a Texas Senator. Rose Vela is a long time judge in Nueces County and is the wife of political boss Filemon Vela. MORE TO COME.

Monday, August 17, 2009



Tuesday, August 11, 2009


jane said...
Finally God is proving justice. My 17 year old son was sentenced to 60 years in prison for having TEEN CONSENSUAL SEX. Go to for the whole story. My son had never been in any kind of trouble with the law. Was a straight A student when this happened. I am not saying that these two young kids were wrong, but he did not deserve 60 years!!!! Thank god I have the victims familys support in reversing this horrific sentence. Just go to the web site to view the affidavits from the victims, and probation officer Nelda Jasso at the time. KARMA will get you. I pray that god will do his will in this matter. What my son, and my family have gone through, I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET, OR WISH UPON ANYONE IN THIS WORLD. NOT EVEN BANALES. GOD is the ultimate Judge. Jane Graham
August 11, 2009 5:48 PM


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Have the Republicans Finally Lost Their Mind?

Even the comedic icon George Lopez blasted the Republicans for not endorsing Sotomayor. Let's just stop the hypocrisy.
WE AT EL DEFENZOR SAY BASTA! The Republican party led by !!!!. Please, let's not mince words and I encourage every single Hispano to consider this event related to Montemayor to vote more carefully next election cycle. Put it simply, many a Republican fail to appreciate the efforts of functional and contributing Hispanics, some want to build walls against our people, keep us disenfranchised. We cannot allow that to happen. Piensalo brothers and sisters. Don't be fooled. Will this election cycle (los Republicanos) ever appreciate that we are 40,000,000 strong and growing?


El Defenzor Intelligence reveals that a new firm has emerged including Greg "The Red" Gowan and Luis "L.A." Elizondo who will move forward and we do not know if that includes Tony Calderon or Big Bob Deleon. Also, El Defenzor in the last commentary on KEYS 2 weeks ago asked if the religious movement which protected the firm indirectly and collaterally will go on? Will the ministry on KTMV continue? From a theological and a secular point of view it makes sense. Plus, the followers are crying out for someone to fill the vacuum. Is there a young minister who will step in and continue the ministry.? What will happen to the apparatus that is in place now without the cult of personality Albert Huerta?. It is whispered that Bill Edwards and his client/attorney Hector Gonzalez will want to take runner depositions very quickly and rapidly. LOOK OUT ALL RUNNERS! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! It is going to be a blitzkrieg. Hold on. Let's get the popcorn and pickles and large coke before the show begins!

Sunday, August 9, 2009



USDA Recovery Act Spending is Stimulating Economies, Revitalizing Rural Communities Across America

WASHINGTON-- It has been announded by U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27) and other officials and respective government websites (see link below this article) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has distributed $4.8 million in funding to the 27th Congressional District of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to help stimulate job growth in South Texas.

“We must continue to work for all Americans,” Ortiz said. “For our district, $625,000 in farm loans will be available from the Farm Service Agency; $1.6 million will go for rural development of water and waste treatment projects and $2.5 million will go for single family housing loans.

“We continue to see funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reach South Texas,” Ortiz said. “Today, we learned that the unemployment rate has decreased from previous months, which is a clear indication that the stimulates package is working.

“USDA is working to distribute Recovery Act funds to help rural Americans weather the impact of the current economic downturn while making a down payment on building communities that will thrive and compete in the 21st century,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack. “These investments reflect my shared commitment, with President Obama, to strengthening America’s rural communities.”

USDA worked quickly to announce $27.7 billion of the $28 billion that it was provided by the Recovery Act. In addition, USDA has announced $12.5 billion of the $24.9 billion in low-cost loans as authorized by the Act to help struggling rural families.

USDA Recovery Act funds are helping provide immediate assistance to those in need. The increased benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which affects 1 in 10 Americans, are providing most recipient families of four an extra $80 per month. In addition to preventing hunger, this spending acts as broad economic stimulus – as each $1 in benefits is estimated to generate $1.84 in economic activity.

In addition, USDA Recovery Act investments nationwide will:

· Expand opportunities and spur economic development with up to $9 billion in broadband loans and grants to rural communities.

· Distribute $11.2 billion to provide 80,000 home loans in rural communities.

· Provide loans and grants worth $3.6 billion to provide safe drinking water, improve wastewater treatment systems, and to create jobs and bring increased economic benefits to rural America.

· Utilize nearly $3 billion to improve, develop, and finance business, industry, and employment while improving the economic and environmental climate in rural communities.

For more information about funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, go to



Funding to help 78 families relocate

WASHINGTON--Today, U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27) announced $367,436 in funding for the Kingsville City Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“These funds will be awarded as vouchers to 78 families who will need help in relocating,” Ortiz said. “These families currently live in the Brown Villa, a public housing development that is scheduled for demolition in connection with a HUD-approved demolition/disposition plan.

“It is important to offer alternative housing to families being displaced,” Ortiz said. “The Housing Choice Vouchers Award will help with their transition.”

For more information about the funding, call Cory Hinojosa at (361) 592-6783.

For more information about the Housing Choice Vouchers Award, go to or

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Banales? The Ortiz Factor? Appearing on Radio but no Calls ins Allowed? What gives?

Recently on two radio shows, Judge Banales was given apparent carte blanche to give his side of the story but no callins. Is this bottling up the media? Celis gives money to the Ortiz's, Joseph Ramirez the blood of closely affiliated Lencho Rendon, lead solomonista, is allowed to have Banales stand on the soap box an hour without a callin? Por Favor gente? Bottling up of media? No give and take. When I come out on radio it is a free for all bloodfest? I ask the Judge to please come out with me on Bob Jones and have callins? Let him explain himself to the public with a free flow of information!

Joseph Ramirez now what do you say?