Monday, May 31, 2010

Congratulations to Texas A&M for winning the Big 12 title!

It was a great game.

Baylor was up 3-0 in the 8th. The Aggies scored a run in the bottom of the 8th.

They tied it in the 9th but let's give Baylor credit for getting out of the inning with a nice double play.

And Texas A&M won it in extra innings:

A two-run home run by Texas A&M's Brodie Greene in the 10th inning gave the Aggies a stunning 5-3 win over Baylor in the Big 12 baseball tournament championship game Sunday." (DMN)

The 40-19 Aggies move on to the national tournament. We will know shortly where the Aggies play next!

Nevertheless, congratulations to the Aggies for a great tournament!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lots of liberals (and others not liberal) wondering about BO!

Don't pick up The NY Times today because it is open warfare on BO.

Maureen Dowd wants more emotion from the man who used to drive college students to "yes we can" frenzy:
Once More, With Feeling

Miss Dowd misses the point by a thousand miles.

During the campaign, candidate BO told millions what they wanted to hear, from Iraq to GITMO.

That was the candidate.....this is governing! Welcome to the real world!

Frank Rich is not mad at Cheney this week. He is actually angry with BO:
Obama’s Katrina? Maybe Worse

Mr Rich writes the unthinkable. He compares Katrina to the oil spill.

And Thomas Friedman thinks that we voted for the wrong Obama:
Malia for President

Pres BO is in deep trouble when the NY Times op-ed page is writing stuff like this.

To be fair, what can BO really do? Not much!

BO can't plug the hole.

We are watching another example of why being president is so frustrating and difficult.

Presidents don't walk on water or plug holes under the sea. And they don't get our allies to send troops to Afghanistan either!

BO's real problem is that too many people really thought that he walked on water and would make every problem disappear with the glow of his personality.

It's going to be a very slick summer for BO when the base learns that his personality can't clean the gulf!

P.S. A few weeks ago, Ben Smith discussed a remarkable poll:

"Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor."

Wonder why? Wonder what this poll will say next year?

Guess who is in the middle of another controversy?

I guess that it went down like this: Clinton was the one who offered Sestak to quit the race!

Are you kidding me?

The Obama White House used a former president to approach a congressman about serving on a board rather than running for the US Senate.....

Of course, this story contradicts what Rep Sestak said months ago.

Somebody has a bad memory here......I am tempted to believe Rep Sestak because Bill Clinton is Bill Clinton!

The NY Times has an interesting take on this:

Why would the White House, using former President Bill Clinton as its agent, offer Mr. Sestak a job on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board for which he was ineligible as a sitting House member? (It takes about 30 seconds to Google those rules, approved in 1993 by President Clinton himself.)

Why would President Obama’s White House waffle and obfuscate about the matter for three months, allowing Republicans and the conservative blogosphere to hyperinflate it into the grave scandal it turned out, on Friday, not to be?

Why, finally, can’t the White House avoid such unforced errors and get its political act together? (And we haven’t even brought up the fact that William Jefferson Clinton does nothing quietly.)"

This whole story is just too slick, if I may use that word about the man known as slick Willie!

First, the White House dances around this issue for weeks.

Second, Sestak wins and everyone remembers that he once accused the White House of offering a job.

Last, but not least, Bill Clinton and BO just happen to have lunch the day before the Clinton connection is announced.

Stay tuned: I don't think that this story is going away!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sestak, more "blame Bush" & an anti-illegal immigration law in Massachusetts?

It's the weekend so let's look at a couple of issues from the last week.

First, what about the Sestak vs White House "job" story?

We've learned today that Pres Clinton was the one who contacted Rep Sestak.

Why did Pres Clinton suddenly surface? Why didn't Rep Sestak say that he was contacted by Pres Clinton rather than the White House?

Frankly, I don't have a problem with an administration taking care of people in their party. That's politics! That's taking care of your friends!

However, it is illegal to make an actual offer, i.e. a specific job such as Sec of Navy!

It's crazy to hear that Pres Clinton was a part of this from the beginning. Speaking of Bill Clinton, didn't we hear this one before:

"It Depends Upon What The Meaning of 'Job Offer' Is"

Second, what about Pres BO's press conference?

"Blaming Bush" did not work for the Dems in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Why are we back "blaming Bush" at today's press conference?

How is Pres BO going to get Republicans to work with him when he can't speak two sentences without "blaming Bush"?

Today, Pres BO could not answer a simple question about MMS Director Liz Birnbaum.

Was she fired or did she resign? By the way, what a weird day to resign?

It is unthinkable that Pres BO can not assume responsibility for something that happened on his watch.

Did you hear Pres Bush blame the Dem mayor of New Orleans or the Dem governor of Louisiana during Katrina?

We have avoided cheap shots on Pres BO over the oil spill. However, the "blame Bush" nonsense makes it hard for Republicans like me to work with Pres BO!

Third, guess what state is now pushing an anti-illegal immigration law?

Yes, it's Massachusetts. Who? Yes, Massachusetts:

"....the Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past five years."

Of course, it needs to be signed by the governor. Nevertheless, it is confirmation of how illegal immigration is now crashing with economic reality in many states!

Fourth, another poll confirms that border insecurity is turning into a huge political issue:

"Sixty-seven percent (67%) of U.S. voters say military troops should be sent to the Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration. A new Rasmussen Reports nationwide telephone survey finds that just 18% are opposed and another 15% are not sure." (RR)

Last, but not least, the Rangers decided to file for Chapter 11 bankrruptcy this week.

And I'm very happy to hear that!

The Rangers need to divorce theselves from owner Tom Hicks. Unfortunately, Mr Hicks has too many business problems and the Ranges need a new owner badly.

We wish Mr Hicks well. I don't have bad feelings toward Mr Hicks but he did make some bad payroll decisions, i.e. the ARod $250 million contract!

So let's move on. The Rangers have a good young team and a good future.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's time for Rep Sestak & Pres BO to clear this up!

Between now and election day, we will know the truth of the Sestak vs White House war of words.

Did they offer him a tangible job or not?

If they did then someone is in real trouble at BO's White House.

If Sestak made it up then he is going down fast.

I don't know who is telling the truth.

However, some one is not telling the truth and that's very bad news for BO or the Dems in Pennsylvania.

Time will tell and the clock is ticking fast.

Frankly, I don't have a problem with an administration taking care of people in their party. That's politics! That's taking care of your friends!

However, it is illegal to make an actual offer, i.e. a specific job such as Sec of Navy!

Again, time will tell and the clock is ticking very fast!

It's crazy but didn't we hear this one before:

"It Depends Upon What The Meaning of 'Job Offer' Is"

Can Pres BO speak two sentences without blaming Pres Bush?

"Blaming Bush" did not work for the Dems in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Why are we back "blaming Bush" at today's press conference?

How is Pres BO going to get Republicans to work with him when he can't speak two sentences without "blaming Bush"?

Today, Pres BO could not answer a simple question about MMS Director Liz Birnbaum.

Was she fired or did she resign? By the way, what a weird day to resign?

It is unthinkable that Pres BO can not assume responsibility for something that happened on his watch.

Did you hear Pres Bush blame the Dem mayor of New Orleans or the Dem governor of Louisiana during Katrina?

We have avoided cheap shots on Pres BO over the oil spill. However, the "blame Bush" nonsense makes it hard for Republicans like me to work with Pres BO!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A couple of questions for Pres BO's first press conference in over 300 days!

In a few hours, Pres BO will hold first press conference in 9 or 10 months......can you imagine Pres Bush going that long without having a formal press conference?

Here are a couple of questions:

1) Is Rep Sestak telling the truth that someone in the White House offered him a job?

2) Did you really put all federal resources in play in the Gulf oil spill?

3) Were you aware that your old Senate seat for sale? When did you find out?

4) Do you think that any former Democrat President would have allowed a foreign leader to come here and criticize a state law?

5) Do we have national security concerns on the US-Mexico border?

Let's hope that he answers a few questions because we need a little transparency!

P.S. Here is a good one from POLITICO:

in light of the fact that your administration was responsible for approving the permit for BP’s offshore oil drilling and waiving an environmental impact statement, do you think someone needs to be fired?

And shouldn’t you have addressed the misconduct and undue coziness with industry that seems to have been rife at the Minerals Management Service before you moved in March to give the same agency authority to open new areas to offshore drilling?

1200 National Guardsmen to the border? Are you kidding me?

Pres BO "ain't doin" a lot of leading these days! He is whining and finger pointing but he is not taking ownership of the problems!

On the border, he apparently will send 1,200 troops! (By the way, are we getting any troops in Texas:
Perry's request goes ignored for more than a year)

My guess is that most people will react with amazement.

Why are we just sending 1,200 to protect a 1,000 mile border? How do you reconcile that decision with this:

Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border

On Monday, we decide to send 1,200 troops. On Tuesday, the federal government announces a terror watch on the border.

We need to send 10,000 troops and spread them between Brownsville and San Diego.

It will send a serious message to everyone, from the law abiding citizen in a border state to the cartels and coyotes sneaking into the US.

The US-Mexico border is a national security concern. When is Pres BO going to see it that way?

The Mexican circus is in town and a PRD Senator is ''payaso numero uno"!

A Mexican Senator has called on Mexicans in the US to vote Dem:

Navarrete llama a votar por demócratas

Yes, Sr. Navarrette wants Mexicans to vote Dem.

This is a bit bizarre because Mexicans are the most sensitive people on the planet.

Wonder what Sr Naverette had said if our Republican Senate leader had called on Mexicans to vote for Mr Calderon in 2006?

After all, didn't most Republicans support Calderon but kept it quiet to respect Mexico's special sensitivities about foreign intervention in their internal "asuntos"!

My question is this: Why is Sr Navarette calling on Mexicans up here to support the political party that has never really supported Mexico?

In other words, Sr Navarette wants Mexicans in the US to vote for the party that:

1) blamed NAFTA for all of those economic woes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Remember when candidate BO chastised Mexico for not having environmental or labor laws?

Wonder how Sr Navarette felt about candidate BO reducing Mexico to such a level of underdevelopment?

Or to have Mexican workers referred to as "cheap labor"?

2) violated NAFTA and closed the US border to Mexican trucks!

How is that bilateral "hope and change" working? How is that for a foreign policy that works with our allies?

3) the party that cancelled the "brasero program" in the 1960s and has consistently refused to consider a 'guest worker program".

The brasero program was not perfect....what is? However, it did create a legal vehicle for Mexicans to work in the US.

Read John Fund:

"The Bracero program was a response to an immigration crisis that peaked in 1954 when arrests of illegal aliens topped the one million mark.

Under the Bracero program, some 300,000 Mexican workers entered the U.S. legally every year.

The results were dramatic.

By 1959 arrests of illegal aliens had fallen to 45,000 a year; they remained under 100,000 until 1964.

But the Bracero program fell victim to opposition from labor union leaders who viewed the program as competition for their members.

In 1964 they convinced President Lyndon Johnson to end the program.

With its demise the problem of illegal immigration returned."

4) Wasn't then-Senator Obama who made it impossible in 2006-07 to pass an immigration proposal that included guest worker programs?

We refer Sr. Navarette to what another Navarette wrote up here.

Let's recall what Ruben Navarrette wrote about then Senator Obama and immigration reform:

Obama has a poor record on immigration.

As a senator, he joined Democratic leader Harry Reid in trying to kill an immigration reform bill with poison pill amendments -- all to please organized labor, which preferred no bill to one with guest workers."

I would recommend that Sr Navarette get up to speed on the history of the Dem party and its opposition to the guest worker programs.

After all, how can we resolve the fate of millions in the US without a program that allows them to work legally?

As they say in Mexico, Sen Navarette needs to "empaparse un poco" about the real story of the Dem party!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Be careful about running as a Messiah because people may actually expect you to plug the hole with a "hope and change" speech!

We have not been very tough on Pres BO about the oil spill.

Why? Presidents can not plug holes in the ocean floor.

In other words, I am not one of those who thinks that there is a federal solution to every problem in the world or in the gulf.

Therefore, we've avoided cheap shots or the same kind of irrational criticism that Pres Bush got over Katrina.

Pres Bush's victory over VP Gore did not create Category 5 hurricanes, global warming, racism, sexism and whatever other "ism" that you can think of......AND Pres BO did not cause oil rig explosions.

Nevertheless, people expect action. They want the president to employ all of our resources to protect the shores and wildlife from oil.

Even Dems are starting to criticize "The One":

VIDEO: Carville's Oil Outburst...

Pres BO's chief problem is that he ran for president claiming to have super powers and a magical touch.

He told millions that everything was Bush's fault, from Adam eating Eve's apple to that diet that does not work.

Question: Has "The One" persuaded any of our allies to send troops to Afghanistan or the UN Security Council to get serious about Iran?

It sounds like "The One" is having the same problems that Bush had!

He incredibly convinced millions that a man without executive experience could assume the most difficult and complex job on earth.

Worse than that, millions believed it because they thought that "The One" was one of those figures who walks the earth and makes miracles happen!

As we've learned since he took office, he is not super or magical. He can't persuade voters to support his candidates. And he is not much of an executive either!

We warned you about "irrational" hope and change.

Don't blame me. I voted for McCain!

Weapons going to Mexico?

On Tuesday's show, we spoke with Allan Wall about those guns or weapons going to Mexico.

Click here for the show:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The first place Rangers declaring bankruptcy?

What are the first place Rangers doing in bankruptcy court? Didn't this team draw 120,000 fans this weekend?

What's one of the best farm systems in baseball doing in bankruptcy?

The answer is simple.

The Rangers need to get out of Tom Hicks' ownership. They need to move on and bankruptcy is the only way out.

So don't panic. This is a controlled bankruptcy and it will allow the Rangers to deal with past creditors.

This is really the beginning of new day or the beginning of the Greenberg-Ryan regime.

Let me be fair.

Hicks was not a bad owner. He did try to buy a pennant in 2002 and failed miserably. However, he is not the only owner who tried to do that.

Also, Hicks has been negatively impacted by the banking crisis because so much of his business empire was built on leverage.

So we wish Mr Hicks well but it's time to move on! We hope that he can sell the Stars too and let that team get back on its feet!

Here is the bottom line: The bankruptcy announcement should not impact the on field performance. However, it will allow the Ranges to make a big move at the end of July!

The Rangers need to make a decision at first base (Davis vs Smoak) and there are too many young catchers on the roster (Saltalamacchia, Teaberg & Ramirez).

And every team in a pennant race could use another pitcher! Can you say Roy Oswalt of the Astros?

How about sending the Astros a young first baseman and catcher for Oswalt? And a little cash too!

Believe it or not, bankruptcy is a good thing for the Rangers!

It will actually move this team from the past to the future.....and this team has a good future with all of those young arms and players!

The Rangers need a new owner and to continue the plan that Nolan Ryan and GM Jon Daniels put in place a couple of years ago.

P.S. This is Nolan Ryan's letter to the fans:

As you may be aware, the completion of this sale has unfortunately been delayed due to resistance by a group of creditors.

I am happy to share with you that Texas Rangers Baseball Partners, the Club's current owner, and Rangers Baseball Express have a plan to finally get this sale done.

With the support of Major League Baseball, we've chosen to implement the sale through a voluntary, "pre-packaged," court-supervised process under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

This is the best way to complete the sale and smoothly transition to new ownership, which we expect will occur by mid-summer."

What happens when our president does not defend US sovereignty? Check the polls!

Americans are reacting quite negatively to Pres BO's outrageous decision to allow a foreign visitor to attack our laws:

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-four percent (55%) disapprove." (RR)

Pres BO is learning that Americans want all 50 states defended not just the ones who voted for him!

What makes things worse is that Pres Calderon misrepresented the Arizona law.

We like this from the NH Union Leader:

"Before his Washington visit, Calderon said of the law,

"Criminalizing immigration, which is a social and economic phenomena, this way opens the door to intolerance, hate and discrimination.

My government cannot and will not remain indifferent when these kinds of policies go against human rights."

Another lie. The law doesn't criminalize immigration or violate anyone's human rights.

Illegally entering the USA is not a human right."

Right on!

Like so many others, Pres Calderon confused illegal with legal immigration.

Calderon disappointed me deeply. It's hard to believe that he does not understand that Arizona's law is about illegal immigration!

It's time for Pres BO to send Congress an immigration package that includes border security & a "guest worker" program

What's next?

It's time for Pres BO to send an immigration/border security proposal to Congress....or it's time to shut up and stop pandering to Mexican Americans.

The Denver Post has a message:

"The president has criticized Arizona's law, saying the issue is a federal one.

He needs to put his weight behind serious reforms."

Let me make a few suggestions:

1) Send troops to the US-Mexico border: Show the border states that you are serious about border security!

2) Send the Congress a guest worker program that would allow US employers to hire people from other countries.

It's time for Pres BO to deliver or step aside and admit that he made a promise that the Dem majority can not keep!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A chat with Bill Katz of URGENT AGENDA!

We reviewed current events with Bill Katz of URGENT AGENDA.

Chris Corbett joined us in the roundtable. Chris is a Dallas friend and a delegate to the upcoming GOP convention in Dallas.

We looked at foreign policy issues, such as Iran and North Korea, and Tuesday's primary elections.

Click here for the show:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday's show: Pres Calderon's trip to the US

On Friday, we discussed Pres Calderon's visit to the US. We spoke with:

Dr. John M. Ackerman, Investigador, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, UNAM Director Mexican Law.....John recently posted Obama's Mexico Mistake

Click here for the show:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dear Felipe: Beware of the "clapping Dems" who killed the Mexico truck program and will not pass the guest worker program that you desperately need!

Who is kidding who?

Is Pres Calderon kidding us with uninformed attacks on the Arizona law or are the Dems kidding him?

On Thursday morning, Pres Calderon was greeted by "clapping Dems".

What's wrong with "clapping Dems"?

Aren't these the same "clapping Dems" that voted to shut down the Mexican trucks program under NAFTA?

Or the same who won't vote for a "guest worker program"?

It was very bizarre clapping given the anti-free trade character of the modern Dem party.

I am sorry to see that Pres Calderon was cynically used by Pres BO to cover up two problems:

1) Pres BO has not sent an immigration proposal to Congress; and,

2) Pres BO does not want to protect our borders.

We ask again: Who is giving Pres Calderon advice? Who told him to line up with the people who have never supported Mexico?

Let's hope that someone is telling Mexicans the truth about the "clapping Dems".

Let's recall what Ruben Navarrette wrote about then Senator Obama and the "clapping Dems":

Obama has a poor record on immigration.

As a senator, he joined Democratic leader Harry Reid in trying to kill an immigration reform bill with poison pill amendments -- all to please organized labor, which preferred no bill to one with guest workers."

Let's check this from The LA Times:

Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff and longtime party strategist, has argued privately that it's a bad time for Democrats to push an immigration bill, a potential land mine in the midst of a crucial midterm election year."

We really hope that Pres Calderon did not go back home thinking that the "clapping Dems" will give him the "guest worker" permits that Mexico desperately needs!

Bizarre: Did Calderon really say that?

In the last 3 years, we've given Pres Calderon credit for trying to make some reforms in Mexico.

We have strongly supported his tough stance against the cartels.

We ask again: What "genius" in Mexico is giving Pres Calderon political advice?

Check out this dialogue between Pres Calderon and CNN's Wolff Blitzer:


"Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people who they suspect are illegal?"


"Of course."


"If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job, they can work . . ."


"No, no. If somebody do that without permission, we send back them.""

So they send them back?

We are happy that Mexico is serious about protecting its sovereignty.

We just don't understand why they complain when we do it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dear Pres Calderon: Stop blaming US laws and reform Mexico!

How would Mexicans react if a US president, or any other foreign leader, went to "Los Pinos" and criticized Article 33 of the Mexican Constitution?

What can I tell you about Article 33? Don't go marching on "Paseo de la Reforma" with a US flag calling on Mexico to change!

Or what about a Central American leader who blasted Article 67 of "La ley de Poblacion"?

This article highlights Mexican hypocrisy:

At present, Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law says, "Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues."" (AP)

Am I missing something? Did the Arizona legislature write Article 67 of "La Ley de Poblacion"?

Again, how would most Mexicans feel if a foreign visitor trashed their laws?

My guess is that Mexicans would react the same way that most Americans are reacting this morning.

My second guess is that most Mexicans would be blasting their president for allowing a foreign visitor to attack their country's laws without consequence.

Question: Who is giving Pres Calderon advice?

What "expert" at the Mexico embassy in Washington told Calderon that trashing the Arizona law would help those of us who are serious about fixing our immigration crisis?

It was indeed a bizarre moment at the White House.

It was probably the moment that killed any change of passing a rational immigration solution.

Once again, Pres BO and Pres Calderon totally misrepresented the Arizona law.

They continued to promote the nonsense that Arizona will stop anyone who looks Mexican, whatever "looking Mexican" means!

We repeat: 1 of 3 people in Arizona is of Hispanic origin.

We ask again: Does anyone really think that the Arizona police has the time to stop 1 of 3 residents?

We repeat: Arizona's law makes it very clear that no one can be stopped based on race or ethnic origin.

Has anybody read the law?

Calderon's message is falling flat because he is confusing illegal with legal immigration.

Calderon is also blaming the US rather than accepting responsibility for the mess that Mexico's political class has made of our neighbor.

How can a country blessed with so many natural resources be so poor?

Don't you think that Mexicans would rather stay home and pursue their dreams in their own land?

Mexicans cross over because Mexico has failed them!

Blame the Mexican political class. Don't blame the people of Arizona under siege from ruthless cartels!

Again, it is sad to watch Calderon because he has to know, or should know, that he is misrepresenting the Arizona law on US soil.

Worse than that, Calderon's comments on the Arizona law will make it impossible for Dems up for reelection in 2010 to support any kind of immigration reform.

We repeat: Most Americans support the Arizona law.

Most of the Dems up for reelection represent districts where this law is very popular.

What Dem is going to go against public opinion after the health care disaster?

Beyond the Arizona law, why is everyone avoiding the truth?

Mexico does not have an Arizona problem or any other US problem.

Instead, Mexico has a Mexico problem.

Unfortunately, Mexico's political class has not made the necessary reforms to its agricultural and energy sectors.

PEMEX may have been a "feel good" idea in 1938.

However it is a disaster today.

Agrarian reform may have been a good idea back whenever.

However, it has retarded the agricultural sector and forced thousands to leave their unproductive "ranchitos" for a better opportunity in the US.

Again, Mexico does not have an Arizona problem.

Mexico has a Mexico problem!

Last, but not least, Americans are more and more skeptical of Mexico's intentions: 67% Say Mexico Does Not Want To Stop Illegal Immigration

Can you blame Americans for feeling that way?

Here is my message to Pres Calderon & the Mexican political class:

Commit yourself to improving your country (i.e. reforms) and you won't have to worry about Arizona or anybody else!

What about Pres BO? He has resisted any expansion of the "guest worker" program. How can we take Pres BO seriously when the Dems will not support a "guest worker" provision to immigration reform?

Again, it was a bizarre moment at The White House.

On one hand, Pres Calderon trashed our laws and did not accept any responsibility for the mess south of the border.

On the other hand, Pres BO can not get a Dem majority to take up immigration reform because the labor unions oppose any kind of "guest worker" provisions.

PS. Hooray for Sarah Palin:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Welcome Pres Calderon! However, you picked a very bad time for a "visita"!

We are very happy that Pres & Sra. Calderon will be in Washington this week. As we've posted before, we think that Pres Calderon is a responsible guy dealing with some rather awful problems in Mexico.

Unfortunately, Pres Calderon is flying into a very poisonous political climate. Washington DC is the political version of those clouds shutting down air travel in Europe.

First, Pres BO has a majority but he can't get anything done.

Forget immigration reform! Pres BO can not get the Dem majority in the House or Senate to take it up.

Forget everything specially after Dems digest Tuesday's elections: It was not a good night for BO's candidates!

Second, there are too many of us who are sick and tired of getting lectured by Mexico about immigration laws.

How can a country like Mexico lecture anybody about illegal immigration?

We understand that there are big issues on the table. However, we don't expect anything tangible to get done.

It's bad chemistry!

On one hand, Obama is in a serious political situation. We may be looking at another Carter, the last Dem who had big majorities and got nothing done!

On the other hand, Calderon and Mexico have spent too much time criticizing our immigration laws rather than reforming their economy so that people can stay home.

There will be kisses, hugs and the First Ladies will talk a lot about "child obesity".

However, don't expect a lot more than that!

Click here for our interview with Patrick Corcoran from Mexico:

A very bad night for "hope and change"!

Another election and another bad night for Pres BO's candidates:

Obama's Endorsement Is No Help to Democrats

In fact, he is "0" for New Jersey Virginia, Massachusetts, and now Specter in PA & Lincoln in Arkansas.

In baseball, that's 0 for 5, or a .000 batting average.

Non-baseball fans may understand this definition of the "kiss of death":

"Something that is ultimately ruinous, destructive, or fatal"!

No matter what definition you prefer, Obama's endorsement is now a real problem.

What does this mean for Dems in Congress? Don't expect any Dem to walk the plank for Obama, from cap & trade to immigration reform!

Let's talk with Rick Moore about current events!

On Tuesday, we spoke with Rick Moore, blogger and political analyst.

We discussed the Arizona law, boycotts and the anti-incumbent mood in the country.

We also heard from Mario Yngerto about the US economy.

Click here for the show:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Has anybody in the Obama administration read the Arizona law?

Do these people understand how silly they look?

On one hand, the Obama administration is blasting the Arizona law that no one has apparently read.

On the other hand, they continue to enforce the foundation on which the Arizona law is rooted on.

Ed has a great post this morning:

Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has yet to withdraw a Bush-era memo that acknowledges the authority of states to do exactly what the Arizona law mandates.....

Again, do these people understand how silly they look?

I agree with Steve Huntley (
Looks like time for Obama Cabinet repair) that it may be opportune for "hope and change" to shake up his team:

Click the video:

What happened to all of that "charm" that was supposed to charm Iran?

Remember the new approach to foreign policy? Remember how we were going to be popular again?

We may be popular, specially in Caracas, Tehran and North Korea!

This morning, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal hit the Obama administration very hard over Iran.

The WSJ:

"What a fiasco.

That's the first word that comes to mind watching Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raise his arms yesterday with the leaders of Turkey and Brazil to celebrate a new atomic pact that instantly made irrelevant 16 months of President Obama's "diplomacy."

The deal is a political coup for Tehran and possibly delivers the coup de grace to the West's half-hearted efforts to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

Full credit for this debacle goes to the Obama Administration and its hapless diplomatic strategy.

Last October, nine months into its engagement with Tehran, the White House concocted a plan to transfer some of Iran's uranium stock abroad for enrichment.

If the West couldn't stop Iran's program, the thinking was that maybe this scheme would delay it.

The Iranians played coy, then refused to accept the offer."

The Wash Post, who endorsed candidate BO, was more brutal:

"THE DEAL struck Monday by Iran with Brazil and Turkey will do nothing to restrain Tehran's nuclear program.

It could, however, derail the Obama administration's effort to focus international pressure on Iran and buy the regime more time to enrich uranium and defeat its domestic opposition."

Where is all of that anti-Bush charm that was supposed to make us look different and more politically correct?

Just ask Iran! They are laughing and continuing their nuclear ambitions.

How is that "hope and change" working?

That Arizona law? Do some Mexican journalists suffer from AG Holder's "I have not read the bill" disease?

My favorite quote about ignorance is from Pres Lincoln:
"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."
And calling the Arizona law "racista" does not make it "racista" either!

Would you like to take a trip into the land of surreal nonsense?

Check out the coverage in the Mexican press about the Arizona law.

We ask again: Has anybody in Mexico read the Arizona law?

Or are Mexican journalists getting their information from "I have not read the bill" AG Eric Holder?

We read editorials in Mexico about all of the opposition in the US to the Arizona law.

We did not read that poll after poll shows support for the Arizona law:

"Nearly six in 10 Americans support Arizona's new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted May 6-9." (PD)
Watch the video: Arizona’s Immigration Law Is Popular In Other States

Read this about US public opinion:
Tide Turning in Favor of Immigration Law by Robert Robb!

We read idiotic comparisons to Nazi Germany.

Hitler used to send Jews to concentration camps. Arizona will return Mexicans to Mexico.

We read about how the Arizona police is going to mistreat Hispanics.

We don't read that 30-38% of Arizona's population is Hispanic. Does someone really believe that the police is going to stop 1 of every 3 drivers or citizens?

We read that Gov Brewer is "Hitler's daughter". Is that stupid or what?

We don't read that Arizona is under a wave of violence (
The Arizona Uproar) or that the state is under a huge economic crisis. We don't read that Phoenix is the kidnapping capital of the US.

And we don't read about the cost of having 500,000 illegals in your state:
Cost of Illegal Immigration Rising Rapidly in Arizona, Study Finds

Guess who got into the debate too? Pres Calderon?

We like Pres Calderon a lot. We have supported him in this blog.

Therefore, we were very disappointed to see him get on the "ignorance" bandwagon!

Pres Calderon was critical of the law, too.

Unfortunately, Pres Calderon's timing was awful.
As Pres Calderon was blasting the Arizona law, Amnesty International reminded us of that rather embarrassing truth about Mexico:

"Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico, documents the alarming levels of abuse faced by the tens of thousands of Central American irregular migrants that every year attempt to reach the US by crossing Mexico." (via

We also read these news stories about Mexican immigration laws, too:

"At present, Article 67 of Mexico's Population Law says, "Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal ... are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues." (AP)

Shouldn't Mexico cancel Article 67 before it lectures Arizona about immigration reform?
Here it goes: the Arizona law simply restates existing US immigration law.

Let me repeat: The Arizona law is simply repeating everything that is already part of the US immigration laws.

In other words, it is already "illegal" to be "illegal" in the US.
Read this signed by Pres Clinton:

There's a federal statute -- 8 USC 1373, passed during the Clinton years -- requiring the feds to verify a person's immigration status any time a state or local official asks for it."

Read this from
George Will or an excellent point about the Arizona law:

Arizona's law makes what is already a federal offense -- being in the country illegally -- a state offense.

Some critics seem not to understand Arizona's right to assert concurrent jurisdiction."

I like this from Power Line:

How, exactly, does Arizona's law "threaten[] to undermine basic notions of fairness"?

Why is it unfair to enforce the immigration laws?"

It's simple: It's illegal to be illegal in the US. Therefore, it is also illegal to be illegal in Arizona.
Why is something so simple so difficult?

I don't know for sure but Pres BO is desperately distracting Hispanics about that promise to pass immigration reform in year 1.

This is May of Year 2 and Pres BO has not even sent a proposal to the Congress!

"Si se puede" has sadly turned into "no se puede"!

Again, don't blame me! I voted for McCain!
Speaking of the Arizona law, read it here.

Enjoy a good laugh and watch AG Holder's shocking admission that he has not read the Arizona law! And Sec Napolitano has not read it either:

Did another young woman run into a judge with an agenda?

What in the world is wrong with these judges? How crazy can they get?

Since when are beauty pageant candidates supposed to answer politically charged questions?

Let's recap the events:

"An unhappy crowd booed Miss USA judge Oscar Nunez when he asked Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard a question about Arizona’s immigration law on Sunday night’s pageant. " (Fox)

Are you kidding me? Are we now asking these questions of young women seeking the Miss USA crown?

This is outrageous and unfair.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday lunch time thoughts

We reviewed the Rangers' awful weekend in Toronto, 3 games and 3 losses!

We commented on the Miss USA pageant and how Miss Oklahoma was asked about the Arizona law. What is this question doing at a beauty pageant?

Finally, we looked at Pres Calderon's upcoming visit to Washington. Frankly, I don't think that the Obama-Calderon meetings will be very productive.

Click here for the show:

A Hispanic perspective on the Arizona law!

On Sunday night, we spoke with Adryanna Boyne, Republican activist and head of Voces Action.

We spoke about the Arizona law and the recent Univision debate.

We also shared some Hispanic perspectives on legal vs illegal immigration.

Click here for the show:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A chat with Dr. Bill Davis about the Arizona law!

On Thursday's show, we spoke with Bill Smith about the Arizona law. Bill is a retired US Air Force officer, a PhD in education, political consultant and university professor.

Click here for the show:

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Rangers are in first place because of Vlad and CJ!

The Rangers beat Okland and sit on top of the AL West: 20-15 and a .571 winning pct!

At this pace, Texas will win about 93 wins!

The Rangers are in first place because of newcomer Vlad Guerrero and new starter CJ Wilson.

Vlad is hitting .328 and driving in a lot of key runs:
Rangers walk off in 12th with 2-1 win, 2-game lead in West

C J Wilson has been phenomenal as a starter: 3-1 with a 1.48 ERA.

We understand that 35 games is not a season. We also understand that the Angels will probably make some noise soon.

Nevertheless, this is a very different team and you can thank Vlad and CJ for that!

Go Rangers!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

AG Holder has not read the Arizona law? No he has not!

We understand that AG Holder is a busy guy!

However, it's hard to believe that he has not read the Arizona law:

"Despite repeatedly voicing concerns about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law in recent weeks and threatening to challenge it, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet read the law -- which is only 10 pages long.

"I have not had a chance to -- I've glanced at it," Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked had he read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants." (Fox)

Here is the catch: The Arizona law is 16 pages long! Read it!

This is unbelievable:

"When asked by Rep.Ted Poe, R-Texas, how he could have constitutional concerns about a law he has not read, Holder said:

"Well, what I've said is that I've not made up my mind.

I've only made the comments that I've made on the basis of things that I've been able to glean by reading newspaper accounts, obviously, television, talking to people who are on the review panel...looking at the law."

How can AG Holder be taken seriously anymore?

He has not read the Arizona law.

He is still thinking of having the KSM trial in NY City.

He won't use the words: Islamic terrorist!

Again, how much longer can Pres BO keep this man on the job?




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