Quit Making Jokes

13 07 2015

California

Some people have been joking since El Chapo resigned from a Mexican hoosegow that he was on his way to sanctuary city San Francisco, that Obama would be at the border to welcome him in, etc.

Some jokes are jokes, but then again, they turn out to be the total opposite of jokes.

UPDATE 5 PM

Mrs. Chapo was a birth tourist.





A Business Arrangement

7 07 2015

Mexico

Daily Beast:

Mexican Elites Secretly Agree With Donald Trump

They’re all hating on him now, but the fact is, when they’re just among themselves, Mexico’s elites roundly agree with The Donald on Mexican immigrants.

Of the many different reactions to Donald Trump’s inaccurate and insulting comments about how Mexican migrants to the United States come from the bottom of the barrel, one of the most interesting has been that of wealthy and powerful Mexican elites who are suddenly long on indignation and outrage but short on memory and self-awareness.

That’s because Trump’s dismissive comments about how the United States has become a “dumping ground” for castaways from Mexico sound like something you’d hear bandied about at a Guadalajara country club or a fancy banquet in Mexico City.

After all, Mexico—like the rest of Latin America—is not exactly a model of social equality. There is prejudice and discrimination, pecking orders to which one must adhere. And those who leave the country are often ignored and forgotten.

So it is interesting that Trump has became so unpopular with the Mexican elites, who are usually content to watch from a safe distance the divisive immigration debate in the United States. If you’re a doctor or lawyer or businessman in Mexico City, and you shop at Louis Vuitton and spend your summer vacations in Europe, the plight of poor and uneducated Mexican migrants in the United States must seem like someone else’s problem.

Rubin Navarrette doesn’t quite get it right.  The Mexican elite thinks that it’s “someone else’s problem” because that’s what they wanted, that’s what they arranged to happen.  Shoveling their underclass northward is semi-official Mexican government policy.  And the reason why the Mexican elite is mad at Trump is because he’s exposing their part of the self-serving scam.





Game Balls and Lame Balls

1 11 2014

Mexico

andrew-tahmooressi2

Two people who I would rarely praise deserve some in this matter:

Bill Richardson and Montel Williams.

Useless?

Guess who.  The Golfer-in-Chief.

But you can bet your bippy that there’s a whole conga line of strategists and hacks parading in and out of the White House right now trying to figure out a way to goose the story so that Obama gets the credit.

 





Not Safe For Civilization

18 09 2014

Monterrey, Mexico

Yes, the actual video is that bad.

Seems to me that the part about slapping her butt with a Mexican flag is the last thing that Mexican authorities should be fuming over.





Mexico and Guatemala Agree on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

10 07 2014

Catazajá, Mexico

Guatemalans and Belizeans who sneak into Mexico across Mexico’s southern border will not be allowed to stay legally for longer than 72 hours.  They will be shipped out of Mexico expeditiously.

Northward.





Question Mark

1 12 2013

Phoenix

NYP:

How the US gave guns to Mexican cartels

(snip)

‘It’s like the underwear gnomes,” my ATF colleague Lee Casa told me one time as we recounted the latest bizarre goings-on in Phoenix.

“What?” I asked.

“You ever watch ‘South Park’? There’s this episode where all the boys get their underwear stolen by these underwear gnomes. They track them down to get it back and one of them asks why they are stealing everyone’s underwear. The gnomes break out this PowerPoint and reveal their master plan: Phase One: Collect underpants . . . Phase Two: ? . . . Phase Three: Profit.”

“We’re doing the same thing,” he explained. “We know Phase One is ‘Walk guns’ and Phase Three is ‘Take down a big cartel!’ ”

Both of us were laughing now; a more fitting and appropriate allegory could never be found. Casa concluded, “Just nobody can figure out what the f–k Phase Two is!”

Aside from the fact that I think Gunrunner’s real purpose was an attempt on the part of the Obama administration to sandbag both 2A and immigration politics, if you want to believe that Gunrunner had any law enforcement utility, I think they were thinking that this was going to be the modern equivalent of nailing Al Capone and thereby squelching is outfit on Capone’s failure to pay import tariffs.  IOW, catch cartel members on some process gun/weapon crime, then get ’em into Club Fed, then all the humpty dumpties will have a great fall off the wall.

It’s as if we actually think that catching Capone on a tax technicality is what ended the Sicilian Mafia.  When what really ended the Sicilian Mafia is what ends almost all mob/clan violence:  The repudiation of cousin marriage and tight endogamy, and the institution of outbreeding, which Sicilians both back in Sicily and their American diaspora didn’t do until shockingly recently.  Not recently in terms of my lifetime, but in terms relative to when white/European peoples in general did so.

Meanwhile, back at el rancho, Mexican drug/gang violence is just typical racial behavior, not a result of generations on end of kissing cousins.  Mexican drug gangs are the modern day equivalent of Indian tribes, (because they’re fundamentally the same Indo people).  Mexican cartels fighting over drug distribution routes is just about the same as two Indian tribes way back when fighting over the right to buffalo hunting territory.





Home Going

15 11 2013

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

The way I read this, her husband took himself and his son home to Mexico.

So why undo that?

Because…the mother is still here doing those jobs that Americans won’t do.








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