By John Ruberry "'Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.'" Mithrandir (Gandalf), in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Simarillion. This week greets the first anniversary of Donald J. Trump's historic election to the presidency. Historic? Yes. Trump is first … Continue reading Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along
As you may recall, now-President Trump went to Mexico during last year's campaign, and, after he took over the press conference, both Pres. Peña Nieto and he stated that NAFTA should be renegotiated. If you look up the history of NAFTA, you find: The United States commenced bilateral trade negotiations with Canada more than 30 … Continue reading Will NAFTA expire after five years?
Matt Drudge is the master of the headline, and his site is a snapshot of the country, in a way. Let's take a look at today's Drudgereport. There's a top ad for UNTUCKit, which shows you that Drudge's advertising algorithms are working, since I recently bought my son one of their shirts as a birthday … Continue reading Browsing through Drudge’s headlines
Mexico has blamed the United States for everything since before the "Last Spike" went into the ground. It continues to do so to this day. Just this week, Mexico's foremost living historian Enrique Krauze posited in the New York Times that the U.S. has three original sins: Slavery, racism, and “the aggression against Mexico and … Continue reading Mexico gets ready to blame Putin
The Trump administration has announced it will start taking bids for the construction of a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border next week. Mexican cement giant Cemex says it's willing to help with Trump's wall Mexico's biggest cement maker said it would be willing to provide supplies for the US border wall proposed by President Donald … Continue reading Cemex stock is up; It’s #TalkToARussianDay
Illegal immigration flowing from Mexico into the United States is controlled by the cartels, directly or with the cooperation of coyotes, as InSight Crime reports, Most coyotes have a clear incentive to have at least some relationship with the drug traffickers, even beyond the need to pay protection fees. Coyotes have intimate knowledge of the … Continue reading Should U.S. immigration policy mirror that of other countries?
If there has been a worse afternoon for the Hillary Clinton Campaign I haven't seen it. First you have both have Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both invited to Mexico by the president... ..and only Trump accepts making Trump look presidential and Hillary look like she's ducking. Then you have the Press gathered to see the … Continue reading Donald Trump in Mexico a Disaster for the Hillary Campaign
Lt. Col. Charles R. Codman: You know General, sometimes the men don't know when you're acting. Patton: It's not important for them to know. It's only important for me to know. Patton 1970 I'm old enough to remember when the media was trumpeting the anger of the president of Mexico toward Donald Trump. Former Mexican … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Vincente Fox Suddenly not Newsworthy to the MSM
I had lunch with my pastor on Tuesday and the subject of Pope Francis came up. One of the things he noted is that Francis tends to talk like a pastor counseling an individual in a specific situation rather than like a theologian making pronouncements on the faith. The problem with this approach being that … Continue reading Pope Francis In Context and Unspun on Mexico, Trump, Zika et/all
I spoke David & Miriam of Adorote at the Catholic Marketing Trade show Their web site is here you can find them on twitter here It's quite a drive from outside of Mexico City to NJ
Earlier this week, Judicial Watch published a report alleging that ISIS established a camp eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, and, with the help of cartels, To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” … Continue reading Is ISIS at the US-Mexico border?
43 student teachers disappeared four months ago in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Now Mexico's Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says there is "legal certainty" they were murdered,As to why they were killed, Tomás Zerón de Lucio, the head of Mexico's Criminal Investigations Agency, said it was a case of mistaken identity. In … Continue reading Mexico: What happened to the 43 students?
Nothing shows the control Mexican drug cartels exert over the area adjacent to the border with the United States than the media blackout the cartels decreed four years ago. The media blackout is complete, and enforced, every day, with death penalties. The Daily Beast reports how, in the border state of Tamaulipas, rival drug cartels, … Continue reading Mexico: The death of #Felina
by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz From the BBC: Guatemala, Mexico and the United States have reached a deal to try to prevent migrants from jumping onto a freight train in an attempt to reach the US, according to Guatemalan officials. The three countries said they would establish more checkpoints. Let's look at this for a moment: … Continue reading And now, for a “train deal” with Mexico
By John Ruberry Last week, while few people outside of the west noticed, President Obama declared nearly 780 square miles in southern New Mexico America's newest national monument, Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, his largest designation yet. Two months ago the president, who infamously boasted early in his term, "We can't wait for Congress to do its job, … Continue reading New Mexico: Another Obama land grab