Please go give Jaime some clicks - God knows he needs them.
Yes I posted that this Apodaca guy is running and *may be Perez's guy. If you go back and read my post I leave the door open for two other names as well.
The reason I posted about Apodaca is because Abeytia has always been very high on the guy and told me a while back he's destined for great things. Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. I don't know much about Apodaca to be honest.
When I got an email with a screenshot showing a campaign flyer - I posted the news. Jaime had taken a lot of time out of his life to invent the logo etc. I didn't think anyone was that bored and also fixated on me that they'd put out that much effort. I posted that the guy may be running. What would you do if you got a copy of a campaign ad? The same thing I did.
So, the guy isn't running. I'm a blogger - I deal purely in gossip, innuendo and hypotheticals. Jaime doesn't understand that. He thinks he's a pulitzer prize winning journalist. He's actually just a mouthpiece for a political faction who can't get their lies and slander printed consistently in the paper. Nothing we post on either of our blogs should ever be taken as accurate (God knows he was caught lying through his teeth after Ordaz's texts came out - like pathological liar type stuff - more on this in a minute). They are blogs - the bottom of the barrel form of communication. You should feel a little dirty reading them.
I got one wrong - for probably the millionth time. That's the risk you take dealing in rumors. I'm not a journalist and I'm happy about that. Calling all these people to verify stuff is a full time job and my blog is an afterthought among a lot of projects I'm involved in. My bad. I was wrong. And now I can move on. My ego isn't tied up in a blog. (that's why I let anyone post any comment they want be me - unlike Jaime who gets very few visitors/comments and sensors all of them because he has a huge ego.)
I feel bad for Jaime because none of you emailed me to tell me he posted a video about lying to me. I went to check out his Ceasar Blanco piece and saw it. That's sad for him. You'd think he'd be relevant in local El Paso politics among the blog readers and apparently he's not. Buy why?
First of all, you know he has a long history of lying. He puts a lot of effort into telling one person one thing and then going and telling another person another thing. For christ's sake, he spent a whole day creating a fake campaign so I'd post that a guy might be running for mayor. It shows what lengths the guy will go to deceive someone. You have to be wary of people who put that much effort into lying about something so meaningless. Just think of the effort he's putting into lying about important stuff.
Abeytia is so tone deaf, he thinks his efforts show me in a poor light, but little does he know, people are judging him on his actions and they think he's got a screw loose. As my wife said as we were laughing over his extremely long video (don't take four minutes to say what you can say in one - basic principle of communication) "nobody is going to believe anything this guy says from now on because he just showed what lengths he'll go to in order to deceive someone. Also, why didn't he just send you an anonymous email saying Apodaca was running? You'd have posted that."
My wife is right - I would have posted the rumor Apodaca was running after receiving an email saying "hey, Apodaca is running." Posting a rumor that a guy is running isn't "lying." It's getting the facts wrong. Lying is something you do with the express intent to deceive... you know... like what Jaime just did... Getting a fact wrong is usually because you got bad information. The witness said a red car was seen at the store before the robbery. Store video shows the car was blue. Nobody is lying, they just got bad information.
At this point, do feel a little bad for Apodaca. Jaime thinks so poorly of him these days that he thinks Apodaca running for office is a joke to the point of not being believable. With friends like.... you know how it goes.
Why is Jaime so sensitive to me suggesting that his political faction will have a mayoral candidate? Isn't that what political factions do? There's nothing nefarious about saying "here's a guy/gal that we agree with and hope you vote for them." I've never said there's a conspiracy here - not even once on accident. I just want to know who their guy will be. But Jaime is way way way way way too sensitive about this. Why?
Because his political buddies have told him to shut up about them and their plans because everything connected to Jaime is toxic. You'll notice the power couple he loves most (Vince and Claudia) haven't been featured in his blog in a long time and that's by design. Vince and Claudia got tired of hearing from people who give them campaign dollars that they should be distancing themselves from Jaime. They have pleaded with him to distance himself from them on his blog because he was hurting, not helping. Sure, they still run with him behind the scenes, they just don't want anyone to know. Jaime has burned a ton of bridges and divided a lot of people - he's not the key to winning a race.
So... When I mention Jaime, Vince and possible mayoral candidates together, Jaime gets an ass chewing from Vince and friends. They don't want me, or anybody else for that matter, connecting their candidate with Jaime. Jaime's job is to bash the opposition, not promote the home team. I ruin that when I... (can't believe I'm going to write this) connect the dots. It's really the only explanation as to why he gets so angry when I mention him and candidates he supports. It's simply not normal to get that mad over it.
Just look at the rest of us dirty bloggers that get accused to being in cahoots with political factions - none of us go nuts and create a fake campaign to mislead the other to prove some kind of point about... about nothing really. Max Powers does not work with, or for Forma - but yet they accuse him of it every day and he just laughs it off. Why? Because things that are ridiculous don't require a response. Things that are true hit home and cause Jaime-like responses.
Jaime got me good this time. Too bad he did it at his own expense. My apologies to Apodaca - you could be mayor, I don't think you're a joke... maybe you need to get friends who think more of you.