Monday, June 30, 2014


By Juan Montoya
No sooner do the state and federal dignitaries make their way to the border to address the flood of unaccompanied migrant minors crossing the Rio Grande than our esteemed Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. makes a grab for the spotlight.
You remember when the state legislature was considering establishing the new, improved, super-duper University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the new medical school? There was Eddie hugging and smooching with Gov. Rick Perry like they were the best of buds.
Well, the torrent of illegal minors spilling across the river has expanded Eddie's horizons. Now he's hobnobbing with the likes of U.S. Reps, Nancy Pelosi and Fil Vela Jr. decrying the inhumane treatment of these minors and clamoring for more bucks to address the issue.
He praises the Democratic U.S. House leadership in the same breath as praising Perry not realizing that the coiffed governor used the immigration soapbox to sling a few choice criticisms of Democratic President Barack Obama.
The irony doesn't stop there.
Recently he was asked to swear in  Texas Southmost College trustee Ed Rivera and between pointing out that his son Eddie III was in the audience and performing magnificently in the Texas House, that his father had been a veteran and had attended TSC, etc. how much he loved good ole TSC.
Of course, he knew everyone's daddy, had worked alongside everyone's uncle, joshed about their relatives with his best East Texas affected drawl, etc., and in short , charmed everyone with his pearly whites shining atop his bow tie.
But a few trustees who were present remember when Eddie was dragged kicking and screaming with Texas State Rep. Rene Oliveira when they tried to pass a bill dissolving the community college and turning over all the assets to the University of Texas System.
Only the stern rebuke from the education committee chairman for higher education made them abandon that effort and support having both a university and a free-standing community college. Eddie and Rene were ready to let it all go.
We wonder if at any one time Lucio looks in the mirror and sees what we all see – a pompous, calculating self-serving politician who has more than one time thrown his constituents under the bus and made them even poorer by taking his cut and the public be damned.
He, after all, was the one who convinced the Port of Brownsville commissioners – while getting paid consultant fees – to drop Brown and Root and go to Dannebaum Engineering which resulted in a $21 million loss on the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. And he also "consulted" to convince Willacy County commissioners to steer business toward his client to build private prisons. Several Willacy County commissioners were tried and convicted of taking bribes. Curiously,  the bribers went scot free and Eddie slithered away with nary a scratch.
It used to be said about former City of Brownsville Mayor Nacho Garza that no disaster could be a considered a real disaster unless he appeared on the scene such as the Amigo Store collapse and the huge used-clothes warehouse fires on 14th Street.
Eddie seems to have taken over that role: It's not a real disaster until Eddie shows up and certifies it for a photo op.


Anonymous said...

It is Eddie Jr and Eddie The Turd who are the disasters.

Anonymous said...

This turkey has no brains, a self serving SOB,

Anonymous said...

Eddie Lucio is a Mexican. Why would you expect him to do anything else?

Anonymous said...

Eddie Lucio Jr. and Eddie Lucio da turd are both self-serving DICKS who will take advantage of any "photo op" give the public the impression that they are doing something for us..., but they ain't!

Anonymous said...

Obviously, Eddie Lucio just heard about the problem on the border. Where has he been all these years. He obviously won't take a stand unless we are overwhelmed by national politicians who have also just heard about this problem. A gaggle of incompetent do-nothings.

Anonymous said...

We suffer from the crab syndrome .

Anonymous said...


Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra
El acero , aprestad y el bridón,
y retiemble en sus centros la tierra.
Al sonoro rugir del cañón (repetir segunda estrofa)

Ciña Patria tus sienes de oliva!
De la paz del arcángel divino,
Que en el cielo tu eterno destino
Por el dedo de Dios se escribió

Mas si osare un extraño enemigo
Profanar con sus plantas tu suelo
Piensa Oh Patria querida! Que el cielo
Un soldado en cada hijo te dió.

Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra
El acero , aprestad y el bridón
y retiemble en sus centros la tierra
Al sonoro rugir del cañón.

Guerra, guerra sin tregua al que intente
De la Patria manchar los blasones!
Guerra, guerra! Los patrios pendones,
En las olas de sangre empapad.

Guerra, guerra! En el monte, en el valle
Los cañones osonos que truenen,
Y los ecos sonoros suenen
Con las voces al unísono de Libertad!

Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra
El acero , aprestad y el bridón
y retiemble en sus centros la tierra
Al sonoro rugir del can.

Antes, patria, que inermes tu hijos
Bajo el yugo su cuello dobleguen
Tus campiñas con sangre se rieguen
Sobre la sangre se estampe su pie.

Y tus templos, palacios y torres
Se derrumben con horrido estruendo,
Y sus ruinas existan diciendo
De mil héroes la patria aquí fue.

Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra
El acero , aprestad y el bridón
y retiemble en sus centros la tierra.
Al sonoro rugir del cañón.

Patria! Patria! Tus hijos te juran
Exhalar en tus aras su aliento,
Si el clarin con su bélico acento,
Los convoca a lidiar con valor.

Para ti las guirnaldas de oliva!
Un recuerdo para ellos de gloria!
Un laurel para ti de victoria!
Un sepulcro para ellos de honor!

Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra
El acero aprestad y el bridón
y retiemble en sus centros la tierra.
Al sonoro rugir del cañón.

Jumbo Joe Rivera....uuyyy!

Anonymous said...

Eddie Lucio is NOT a Mexican. He cannot even speak literate Spanish. He is a pinche, pelado, pocho from Brownsville.

Anonymous said...

Ignorant racist piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

No Eddie is not a Mexican. He is an American. He was born in the USA just like your toothless flat headed Momma. Maricon.

Anonymous said...

Juan, YOU should be deported! We need people who work, not just take, take, take.

Anonymous said...

Here it is for all you pochos:

43% illiteracy rate Cameron County
50% illiteracy rate Hidalgo County
65% illiteracy rate Star County

And the winner is Cameron County. Be proud of your ignorance, for once you beat McAllen at something.

Anonymous said...

Juan hinojosa is the same.....showing up and asking for a vest as if he was going to help catholic charities with their volunteer!.... he posed for pictures and didn't help out....low life piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

Eddie Jr. is the poser child for corrupt ass-kissing politicians whose only concern is lining their own pockets and feeding their own egos.