It was rumored that she was going to do this against Ann Lilly, but her inner circle didn’t think anyone would find Lilly capable of it. Do what? Do THIS.
Lyda Ness is now claiming she was attacked by “unknown assailants” yesterday and is implying that it was carried out by Marissa Marquez’s fictional crew of thugs. Now, you know and I know that Marquez had nothing to do with this and it’s likely none of this happened in the first place. I’ll tell you why I know in a second.
The suggested motive for Marquez’s imaginary hit squad would be retaliation for Ness’ defamatory TV commercials that spit on the grave of Juan C. Marquez. He is Marquez’s grandfather and a true American hero who was a decorated war veteran and a credit to El Paso’s rich history.
Marquez’s family is above attacking someone physically over this trespass against the memory of their hero (our hero as well). This would not be the first time she was personally attacked on the campaign trail and in the past nobody was threatened or beaten. Marquez isn’t Norma. Marquez knows better.
Let’s be clear – Marquez had nothing to do with this. Nobody connected to Marquez had anything do with this. If you want to feel sorry for anyone, feel sorry for Marquez who is getting the finger pointed at her for felony assault – a crime she didn’t commit!
I know every news outlet other than KVIA is desperately trying to obtain that police report. KVIA will do its story with only one source – Lyda Ness. Remember, she is best friends Maria Garcia and KVIA has in the past put on air falsified documents provided by Ness.
The intense scrutiny of the police report and Ness’ prepared statements should trigger some major questions in the media.
I for one think it’s a little weird that she’s assaulted outside her home and has a statement to the press ready to go just moments later. It’s also weird that she “checked-in” on Facebook at various places like the Urgent Care center she went to. A victim of assault does not have their shit together afterward. They surely aren’t making well-crafted public statements that push blame on their opponents. Bottom line – her actions after being assaulted appear to be clearly scripted.
Let’s look at her own words for a second.
"The attackers made clear that their motives were political, but because this is an active law enforcement matter, I will not go in to further details as to the nature of the attack," the statement said. "I ask that anyone with any knowledge on this matter please contact the El Paso Police Department or the Texas Rangers. My family and I thank you for your prayers and your support."
If there’s one thing I know about a police directive to say nothing to no one, it’s that they mean say NOTHING to NO ONE. That means you say NOTHING. You don’t give details of any part of the attack. You don’t give statements. How does the media even know about this in the first place?
Obviously the police have not given her any directive to not talk, otherwise she wouldn’t be talking. Also, the police are treating this story as if it is real and they would likely want details to be put out there so they can quickly apprehend two violent criminals. You might remember that there was a rapist in Central El Paso not long ago and the cops couldn’t beg enough for your help. Why would this be any different? You can guess why.
I like how she gives the specific nature of the attack as “political” and then goes on to say she “will not go into further details as to the nature of the attack.” That’s like saying “I drive a blue Camaro, but will not tell you what color my Camaro is.” It is stupid and not well thought out. That part of the statement was made to draw pity to her and push anger on Marquez without doing a damn thing to solve the crime.
Since Ness isn’t much of thinker she kind of shoots herself in the foot in the second part of the statement. She asks “that anyone with any knowledge on this matter please contact the El Paso Police Department or the Texas Rangers.” Nobody has any knowledge of the crime or the perpetrators because Lyda Ness failed to give any details about them other than to blame her opponent for the crime. I’m guessing that’s the joke???
None of her actions – most importantly her Facebook posts – point to a person who was truly assaulted and is scared for her life. They point to a candidate who wants attention and pity because they are far behind in the polls (notice Cesar Blanco released his poll numbers today – most of the candidates have polling from this week and they know whether are going to win or not).
Here’s where things are going to fall apart for her.
The police and the Texas Rangers are no strangers to these types of shenanigans. The Texas Rangers are involved because spring training doesn’t start for another week. Just kidding. I think it’s protocol for them to be involved with all crimes involving state elected officials and those running for state office – this is a bad thing for Ness.
People think they can plan out these things so that nobody figures out their game, but they always fail. The local police and the Texas Rangers are going to try hard to find these guys. However, when they get the idea that this incident may not be what it seems, they are going to investigate it like a murder has taken place.
When people try to plan out these crimes to look a certain way they are always a victim of their subconscious. You see, a ton of the little tasks you complete every day are completed by your subconscious task manager. These little tasks never cross your mind when you are building a false narrative about your day. These little tasks are what cops zero in on.
Don’t think for a second that cellular phone records won’t be pulled and traffic camera video reviewed – because they will be. Lyda has no witnesses, which was smart, but not bullet proof (two people can’t tell the same lie – it’s just impossible and every lawyer knows this). There will be other little crumbs she unknowingly left that lead to the truth. That damned subconscious of yours works so hard and forgets to make you aware of it. It makes elaborate lies hard to defend in the face of intelligent scrutiny.
The story ends in a much sadder way than it even started, unfortunately. This won’t get her any votes and it won’t take any from Marquez. How could she have done this better?
Good question, glad you asked.
If you’re going to go the assault route to gain some favor in an election that’s all but over, you need to play the hero. You’ve got to be the woman who stops an assault on a disabled citizen by throwing yourself in between the assailants and the victim. This really shows voters that you’re willing to sacrifice yourself for the good of the public.
Here’s how it works. Your victim has to be disabled to the point of being a very bad witness. Mental illness or severe developmental problems is the key here. Remember, no two witnesses can ever tell the same lie even if rehearsed. A person with developmental or psychological challenges will be forgiven if they get the details wrong on the attack. All they will be able to communicate is that they were scared.
You then need one or two friends to get your victim to a place without cameras. Don’t stage this in a 7/11 parking lot or within sight of a traffic camera. You will also need them to not use their cell phones for the hours leading up to and following the staged attack. The key is to make sure nobody can see your fake assailants before or during the crime. The other key is to not actually hit your fake victim – just scare them. You don’t want to get caught actually beating a mentally challenged kid for your staged super hero intervention. That would be really bad.
You as the candidate need to have a good reason to be in an alley off Yandel. You might have someone dressed in your opponent’s campaign shirt stash a bunch of your campaign signs in someone’s trash the day before. Then have someone in the neighborhood call you to tell you that your signs are stashed in the alley. This establishes a clear timeline and the reason you are in the alley. Nobody will believe you just drove through the alley and saw them.
When you get there your victim and assailants will be waiting. You get your assailants to yell and scream at the victim providing some real fear that will come out during the interview process. Then you fall down and pretend like you are wrestling a ghost. Do not wrestle with your assailants – that will leave DNA evidence that could spoil your fun. They can run off at this point.
Give them two minutes to get out of there and see if you can get some dirt on the victim – elbows and knees get dirty in these types of situations. Run in place for 30 seconds or do push ups – you need to sound out of breath when you call 911. It is important to give the wrong description of the assailants when on the phone with the operator. The cops are going to look for them first and come to you second. Do not say that they are black. You don’t want to be a racist and a liar, now do you?
When the cops get there tell them you don’t know what they wanted from the victim, but you wrestled them away. Refuse medical treatment. Do not contact the media. Just show up at your next campaign appointment dirty and disheveled claiming that you don’t have time to change clothes when there’s work to be done on the campaign.
Do have an anonymous tipper call a local TV news hotline and say, “I think I just saw Lyda Ness in my alley talking with cops, do you know what’s going on? She looked like she got in a fight.” This way it doesn’t look like you were pining for the limelight.
The TV news outlet will send a camera to wherever you are and get actual video of you in your post hero state of dishevelment. You will wave off any claim that you are a hero. You will simply say “win or lose, I love this community and I’m here for each of my fellow citizens.” Long pause…. Cue welling tears… “I believe in El Paso. It’s time for me to get back work, thank you.” Turn around and pick up a female baby and kiss it.
That, my friends, is how you stage a crime to win an election.