Readers Respond 10.22.07
from the NPT Inbox
Posted on October 22, 2007
Been there, done that and a lot more; including parking the car with the bikes in anyone of the free (over the weekend) parking garages and biking down the ramps with the kids laughing followed by a tour of downtown through one of the level principal streets (Texas, Myrtle, etc.). I highly recommend this activity with those with a spirit for adventure. Anyway, my point is there's still not enough to do and the limited options wear out fast. P.S. The History Museum is a dissappointment and the Museum of Art is OK. I highly recommend viewing the Peter Max exhibit. This type of show is a rarity at the museum. I was fortunate to have a chance meeting with him and we exchanged words. (Mainly me trying to convince him to visit my studio.) -- Michael
I welcome another refugee from Brooklyn. We seem to find this area attractive. I drive to Downtown for Civil Service Commission meetings. We have eaten at the Cafe Central and attended a few shows at the Abraham Chevez theatre. But it is a 35 mile round trip. The Far East is developing its own attractions. -- Ken
I moved to Austin in 1992 from El Paso and visit relatives every weekend closest to Dec. 8 each year in El Paso. Back in the 50's, my mother owned a beauty salon located on the ground floor of the Cortez and in the 70's, my uncle worked at the Job Corps which was housed at the Cortez then.
Your article gave me fun things to do and places to go. I look forward to hanging out downtown on Dec. 8, 9 this year. Maybe my family and I will run into you. Thank you!! -- Yolanda
Michelle of the no last name says that Chicanos aren't Hispanics like her and other "real" Hispanics in El Paso? Pobrecita. What rock was she hiding under. Ms. Michelle, I am a Chicano. I am not a Hispanic, nor do I want to be known as such. Being Chicano is political, being Chicano means standing up to the ogres of racism and discrimination, being Chicano means saying no to the likes of Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, and Glen Beck, being Chicano means growing up in El Paso when the KKK ran the school board, when U.T. El Paso only had one Chicano professor when we Chicanos were 50 percent of the student population, being Chicano means creating a Chicano Studies program. No, not a Hispanic Studies Program, as they want to do in Michigan State University with its Latino Studies Program. No ma'am, Michelle. Being Chicano means working to eliminate racism, working to honor your people, striving to improve the lives of our children. So, you're not a Chicana, Michelle? Good. We really don't need people like you on our side. Want to keep on being a Hispanic? Pues, que te vaya bien. As for Dolores Huerta. How dare you insult one of the greatest Chicanas in history. I wish I had your email address so that I could send you a column I wrote about Ms. Huerta, in response to Bill O'Reilly saying he didn't know who she was. Oh, Michelle - pobrecita de ti. However, Michelle, I am going to send that column to NPT. Maybe they'll run it, so that you can see who Dolores Huerta truly is. She is one great woman. Simon! -- Sin Fin y Joe Olvera, para que no duden
Re: Asarco - who's paying for the advertisements from Asarco - Asarco by way of Grupo De Mexico is paying for the advertisements - and yes, I'm getting them too, and all I can see is GREED OVER PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE. See this article too - to see how Corporations feel towards public health - ttp://www.kdbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=7240636
Re: city planning to ban plastic bags - GOOD LUCK! People will still come here and throw their trash on the ground. When are the people going to realize that El Paso/America is not their trash dump, and place their trash in the proper receptacles. This is a constant ongoing problem throughout the world - and people don't realize just how it damages the environment! I've seen a man just throw his "empty soda cup" from the local convienience store - on the ground before he stepped onto a bus on N. Mesa St. It sickened me to see this action - without any regard to his actions. What's up with that act???
Downtown: still looks dirty and uninviting to the general population. Clothes on racks, clothes hanging off the windows, the flea market, and buildings that need to be painted and cared for. Lots of empty stores, parking lots that are in little lots crowded and impolite attendants. Sorry, it isn't all that inviting to me. Yes, the park is "pretty" but it attracts the homeless to beg money off the casual visitor. The bus terminal with the fumes of cars doesn't help any either. I personally am not interested in visiting downtown unless I absolutely must.
RE: Catholic priests in gay relationships - This is the Church's doing - causing these men to find some release, and not letting them marry. I couldn't be a member of such an organization that places men in such a predicament. Then they prey on children and we ask How can they do this? Look to the church for the oppression of a natural urge. -- Lynda
I hope the NPT can take a more than "she said, he said" role in this campaign. Independent analysis of the DA's performance should be conducted to verify or disprove Caballero's allegations. This should be case for all judicial candidates (incumbents) to ensure they are "fair" and following the law. Particularly in cases of murders or assaults of women by their husbands or boyfrieds, many of the convicted are getting off with light sentences; how many repeating DUI defendants continue to be placed on probation until they eventually kill or seriously injury them; etc. etc. Without independent research, these campaigns will be decided by who has the most money. Thank you. -- David
Anybody who is a self proclaimed "hound from hell" as she put it is a danger to public office. Anthony Cobos is another liability and she accepts money from him??
I use "end corruption" plenty of times on blogs but I don't have political dealings with people being investigated for corruption. You have to walk your talk.
ANYONE can use the slogan "end corruption" , it is so watered down these days.
Hope Mr. Esparza wins. -- Norma
Maybe liability is the issue. If someone is hurt falling over a cafe' chair and deceides to sue. Who will they sue? In the burbs the sidewalks in fromt of homes are the owners liability area. Usually when things like that are enforced the acetics of the issue are not what is acted on. It is the liability. -- Pam
They're too busy wondering if the next Cowboys game will be available to them free of charge. Jenni, keep fighting the good fight. People are listening. People are what matters, and that's all. Until they get that, they just won't get it. -- Gabe
Makeup of a Democrat
Remove Logic and Personal Resposibility
Leave Hysterical Emotion and your hand out and an expectation of government and others to subsidize your life.
The absolute last thing we need in El Paso is another liberal radio or Television station.
We don't have a decent news cast in the country.
Reporters in El Paso specifically, whether in print, radio, or television have lost.
a. the ability to ask a question.
b. the ability to remain fair or impartial c. the ability to get ALL the facts in a story.
d. to inform the public fully.
e. to address all the issues.
f. to look at a story from all sides ,even when its not "politically correct"
I have completely lost any trust in our politicians and our "news" reporters as they seem to think I am incapable of forming my own views and opinions and I need them to do this for me.
Thank the good Lord for the internet. I can actually get my news faster, without the filtering effect of news managers, editors, and reporters who are more interested in not offending someone and getting their opinion in out thier rather than the truth.
I won't buy the El Paso Times, El Paso Stations such as -- Terri
Thank you for the enlightening comparison with the French galley system in Victor Hugo's time. -- Al
My compliments Raymundo...
You nailed it. Seems like more journalists at the grassroots are nailing it. If it were not for grassroots journalists, we'd all be in total ignorance. The national networks won't touch this gross rape of American values nor abuse of members of our human family.
Now...how do we stop it? How do we put the criminals who are running these prison camps behind bars and free the victims? The are the real "illegals".
Out here in Texas...we're taking on the CCA's, Cornells, MTCs, GEOs, Evergreens and KBRs. We have a protest walk against the MTC run Raymondville ten tent concentration camp of 2000 immigrants...as well as a walk against the Hutto childrens prison this coming weekend.
We are also in the initial stages of forming a national network called FreedomdomAmbassadors.com. Can you tell us or guide us to those who in NM that would like to help form a state and national coalition of the rightful rulers of this country..."we the people"...the grassroots...and challenge this elitist-racist supremacist tyranny?
Keep up the great exposes amigo... -- Jay J. Castro, Freedom Ambassadors, email@example.com, (830)768-0768
Death of a Border Queen
Queen, hardly. -- Norma
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