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Archive for May 2nd, 2018

AG Paxton on DACA plus an update on the Texas election with George Rodriguez

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Guest: George Rodriguez, editor of ‘El Conservador’ & South Texas political analyst………we will look at the upcoming runoff Democrat governor between White & Valdez……based on news reports, some Hispanic groups are concerned with Valdez and plan to support White……..Rep. O’Rourke wants 2 debates in Spanish………AG Paxton challenging DACA……….and other stories…………

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May 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Wednesday’s video: AG Paxton is right about DACA

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May 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

1972: J. Edgar Hoover died

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It was the end of an era.   We remember that J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, died on this day in 1972.   

Hoover was appointed Director in 1924.   He built an amazing crime fighting organization that earned the respect of most Americans.   He also kept files on US presidents and harassed his opponents.

On balance, he built the FBI.   He also stayed too long.   As a result, we now have a 10-year term for the FBI Director.

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May 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

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Memo to Senator Cruz

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During the 2018 Texas elections campaign, we will run some posts suggesting an idea or two for Senator Cruz.
 
Here is one:   Maybe Senator Cruz should run a Spanish TV ad asking Representative Robert O’Rourke how he voted on the abortion ban:  Dems block 20-week abortion ban.        
 
By the way, most Americans or 62% support the 20-week abortion ban!
 
Let’s see how Mr. O’Rourke explains that to Hispanic women.    He may want to check with Wendy Davis, the 2014 Democrat who used abortion to make a name for herself.


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May 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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Remember El Chapo?

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We have not heard about El Chapo for a while.  He is sitting in a New York jail, probably watching “las novelas” – Mexican soap operas – on one of the Spanish channels.  He may also be watching the presidential debates in Mexico and wondering why no one remembers him anymore.

We’ve always known that El Chapo was a ruthless killer of Mexican policemen and soldiers.  Not surprisingly, El Chapo did a lot more, as we see in this report:

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may face murder charges after several former Mexican police officers accused him of killing six Americans and a DEA agent within a nine-week span in late 1984.

Three former Mexican police officers told the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles they witnessed Guzman carry out the killing spree between late 1984 and early 1985.  Jorge Godoy, one of the former cops who is now under witness protection, told WFAA that Guzman took pleasure in killing people.

Very interesting, but not surprising.

According to the story, the victims were Americans on missionary work for the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Mexico.  Guzmán’s group killed the men and raped the women.  Allegedly, El Chapo killed them personally.

It’s interesting that El Chapo would target U.S. nationals for a couple of reasons:

1. Why give the U.S. another reason to bring you here for justice?  I’ve read in the Mexican press that cartel leaders have told their executioners to avoid Americans altogether.  They understand that such a move would get into the U.S. media and hurt tourism.  My guess is that cartel leaders may have investments in tourist locations and do not want a drop in business.

2. Killing missionaries will not win over public opinion, as a good friend told me on the phone.  In other words, missionaries are seen as good people.

We don’t know whether El Chapo knew he was killing missionaries or someone else.  No matter what, he is going to have a lot of trouble defending it in his upcoming trial.

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May 2, 2018 at 6:40 am

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