A QUICK POINT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO

A good many of our mainstream media now tell us that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s unpopularity (the latest polls show him at an astoundingly low 12% approval) is because, at least until a couple of days ago, he seemed willing to deal with President Trump. That is another media lie. Want to see the “progress” of Mr. Nieto’s unpopularity?  Here it is, via the...

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IF IT WEREN’T MURDER, YOU’D HAVE TO LAUGH

What does that title mean? Read the following two short excerpts and you’ll see. First we have this, from Chris Palmer’s article, yesterday, at philly.com (the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website): President Trump said Thursday that Philadelphia’s murder rate has been “steady, I mean, just terribly increasing.” By almost any interpretation, he’s...

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THE DEFINITION OF “A CROWD”

“Two’s company.  Three’s a crowd” Ok, I admit that’s just an old saying.  In reality, a “crowd” can be more than three.  But how much more?  Is 50 a crowd?  100?  1,000? With the above in mind, let me show you the first paragraph of Ben Nuckols’ article for the Associated Press: Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd gathered Friday in...

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DID PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT NIETO SPEAK?

Yesterday we “knew” that United States President Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto were not speaking. Today there are reports that the two have spoken by telephone this morning. Which is it? And, if they spoke, what did they speak about (as if I didn’t already know)? ============================== UPDATE:  President Trump just confirmed that he and President...

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A NOTE ABOUT MEXICO AND MEXICANS

In recent days, I have written critically of Mexico’s current and previous Presidents. I would like to point out that this feeling is political only.  It does not – repeat, NOT – refer to the Mexican people themselves. I have known, worked with, taught and learned from Mexicans for decades.  As a group, I find them to be among the nicest, warmest people anywhere. So when I go...

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THE USA’S TRADE LEVERAGE OVER MEXICO

Let me make this as easy to understand as possible. In 2015, the latest full year we have data for: -Mexico exported $380 billion dollars in goods.  $309 billion – 81% – of its exports are to the United States. -Mexico imported $395 billion dollars in goods.  $187 billion – 48% – of its imports are from the United States. Given that Mexico is far more reliant on the...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIE AND AN EXAGGERATION

For the past week I have been reading and hearing that Donald Trump’s claim he would have won the popular vote but 3 – 4 million illegal votes prevented him from doing so is “a lie” (lost count of how many times) that has been “thoroughly debunked” (ditto). With that in mind, here is the beginning of Rowan Scarborough’s article for the Washington...

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THE MARCH FOR LIFE

Today is the March For Life. It’s no surprise that this march is taking place, because it has been held at the end of January for the past 40 or so years.  Nor will it be a surprise that it draws tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of people. And it is no surprise that mainstream coverage of this major event is virtually nil – or if it were given even a fraction of the publicity...

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THE 2017 MARCH FOR LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW

Since mainstream media – the same mainstream media that heralded the “Women’s March” for weeks – is burying almost any mention of tomorrow’s March For Life, I thought I would mention it. I’ll bet money that at least some of the same “journalists” who are doing their best to make this march a failure will report – AFTER it takes place...

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DONALD TRUMP ANTI-SEMITE UPDATE

This is for those wonderful folks who spent months telling us that Donald Trump was an anti-Semite, a nazi, etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum ad nauseam. Excerpted from Avi Isaacharoff’s article at timesofisrael.com: The Trump administration has informed the Palestinian Authority that it is freezing the transfer of $221 million which was quietly authorized by the Obama administration in its final...

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THE MEXICAN STANDOFF

Today, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled his meeting with President Trump.  This is being touted by many media venues as a proactive move by Mr. Nieto. But they are leaving a little something out. From Daniella Diaz’s article at CNN (which suddenly seems to be seeing two sides of the story when it comes to Trump): Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a...

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THE WOMEN WHO WOMEN WON’T MARCH FOR

Other than showing they don’t like Donald Trump, what was last Saturday’s “Women’s March” about?  What did they march for? Based on interviews I’ve seen, other than a few standard-issue generic tag lines, like “rights for women” and “reproductive rights” – both of which already exist – it’s hard to tell. But maybe...

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A TWEET FROM MEXICO’S EX-PRESIDENT — AND AN ANSWER

This is an actual tweet from former President of Mexico vicente fox: And here is his answer: To vicente Fox: Your foul-mouthed bravado is not going to prevent a wall from being built, or from a US President finding ways to extract its cost from the country whose policies forced its construction. If you want to tweet about something, maybe you should be tweeting about WHY Mexicans, by the...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from former career military man, then congressperson, Allen B. West. Mr. West’s latest commentary derides the leftists protesters who seem to know little other than what they are told by their masters…who send them out to march and demand things. It covers a lot of territory; far more than I can fit into a single blog.  But these paragraphs are...

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