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Is there a failing state south of the border?

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Want to make a Mexican in Mexico very angry?  Look at him and call Mexico a “failed state.”

To be fair, Mexico is not Beirut or Medellin in the 1980s. Go down to any major Mexican city and you see people going to work or dining on Saturday night or attending a birthday party.

It looks normal but is not really normal.  Mexico has very serious problems, as we see in this article by John Daniel Davidson:   

Last Thursday in the city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a battle erupted between government forces and drug cartel gunmen after the Mexican military captured two sons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. 

The elder son, Ivan, was quickly freed by his men, who overpowered government forces and secured his release. 

Ivan then launched an all-out siege of the entire city in an effort to free his younger brother, Ovidio.

And the bad guys got their way!

In public, Mexicans get angry when you say “failed state.”  In private, they will tell you that they don’t really know who runs Sinaloa.  

As a Mexican friend said:  “Did the government just lose Sinaloa to the cartels”?

No, Sinaloa is still part of Mexico, but the cartels demonstrated two things:

First, they have weapons and people who know how to use them.  How much longer before the cartels have their own fighter jets and bomb government locations?  I don’t know, but there are fighter jets for sale in the black market.  

Second, the Lopez-Obrador adminstration needs to realize that the U.S.-Mexico border is a national security threat.  How did those weapons get to Mexico?  And what about the dollars financing their operations?   There is a big hole on the border and the cartels own it!

Maybe someone will ask the Democrats about Mexico in their next debate.

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October 23, 2019 at 6:37 am

Secret impeachment & big reports coming plus Missile Crisis 1962 

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Impeachment inquirty must be open and transparent……..Another run by Hillary Clinton….Keep an eye on the IG Report and the Durham probe…….Missile Crisis 1962……and more stories……… to listen:

Source: Secret impeachment & big reports coming plus Missile Crisis 1962 10/22 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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October 22, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Tuesday’s video: Stop the secret impeachment!

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October 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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The mother of all hissy fits

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By now, you’ve all heard about Speaker Nancy Pelosi walking out on President Trump.  I’m still a bit confused about “he said,” but “she said” that he showed no respect.

My theory is that Speaker Pelosi was trying to pick a fight with President Trump to compensate for the announcement that there’d be no impeachment vote anytime soon.  

What else do you do when the left wants to hang him from the tree outside of the Capitol Building?  

No matter what, Speaker Pelosi did not look good for a woman who is third in line to assume the presidency.  

Furthermore, it did not help the image of women, as Miranda Devine wrote:   

She must imagine it portrays her in a good light. It doesn’t, no matter how many progressive women share it triumphantly on social media as a symbol of female empowerment. 

It’s more a symbol of female entitlement.

It’s an embarrassment to women who want to be judged on their merits, not given special treatment by men through melodrama and flouncing hysterics.

To be honest, it’d be better if our leaders would be able to talk and not scream at each other.  

At the same time, this was a premeditated attack intended to show the left that the speaker hates the President as much as they do.

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October 22, 2019 at 7:45 am

Storms in Texas and Clinton vs Democrats plus 1975 World Series

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Storms in North Texas………Mexico vs cartels…….Democrats vs Democrats………The IG Report is due soon…….Elections in Canada today……….Game 6 and Carlton Fisk 1975…………….and more stories………click to listen:

Source: Storms in Texas and Clinton vs Democrats plus 1975 World Series 10/21 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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October 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm

A word in English & Spanish about those Sunday night storms

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October 21, 2019 at 10:45 am

No one got killed but they called it a massacre anyway

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Back in October 1973, the A’s and Mets were playing a very good World Series.  

By evening, it was all about the Nixon White House. 

As I recall, the three networks went on “alert” to report on the firings at the White House.    

It started when President Nixon told Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Fox.  Richardson resigned in protest.   

Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned too.   

So President Nixon went down the chain of command and Solicitor General Robert Bork fired Cox.   (We would hear Bork’s name again in 1987 when he was nominated by President Reagan to the Supreme Court.  We now use the word “Borking” when an opponent is attacked in every possible way)

It became known as “The Saturday Night Massacre.”   However, no one got killed and President Nixon had the authority to fire the Watergate prosecutor.   

Archibald Cox was eventually replaced by Leon Jaworski.  He resumed the investigation and Nixon resigned the presidency on August 8, 1974.

Watching the media today reminds me a bit of al of the hysteria that night many years ago.  

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October 21, 2019 at 6:53 am