It's duck-and-cover bunker time: Congressman Reyes' outdated blog at http://www.reyesblog.com/ is suddenly gone. Seems like the http://www.stantonstreetgroup.com/ of El Paso used to do the web work. There isn't much else to say, unless you want to grab the domain name: you can have it on February 10, 2011. And, check out the lame way the latest version of WP takes your hyperlinks. I'll leave this here, in order to remind myself why I have normal code saved in a text file. In a way, the lame way of hyperlinking reminds me of a certain way of doing business, Old El Paso-style. Like Reyes.
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El Paso’s most prominent public figure, Congressman Silvestre Reyes, backed away from an amendment to the intelligence authorization bill that imposed criminal penalties on those who use torture to gain intelligence information. Reyes said, “I thought it was completely unnecessary. It wasn’t written or crafted very well.”
This was about 48 hours after the illustrious, Kennedy-esque political figure, Lion of the Desert, and Master Commander of the Intelligence Process backed the amendment as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Back then — ancient history, by DC and Democrat standards — Reyes said that the amendment “is intended to be a strong and significant step toward better oversight, which still respects the constitutional authorities of the president.”
Remind me again why there’s a giant lighted Texas star on the Franklin Mountains above El Paso, instead of a huge portrait of “Silver.”
Wow, Congressman Silvestre Reyes hasn’t posted anything on his blog since April 16, 2008. He doesn’t appear to have done anything in Congress since then, either. We nearly get a tear in our eye when we remember the big news about him joining some Intelligence Committee or other. Of course, we thought it was a school for increasing intelligence.
1) He was overconfident enough after the Obama election that he felt he didn’t need to communicate any more with his constituency.
2) He’s a lily-livered coward in hiding after the heat Democrats and Obama have been taking since Hopey-Changey didn’t go like their Left-wing supporters demanded it go.
3) His only web-savvy staffer quit.
Three theories. OK.