Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Identity politics: Halperin interviews Ted Cruz, expects Ricky Ricardo

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

WARNING: The following is a rant.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and, if I had $5 for every liberal idiot who looks at me and says “You don’t look Puerto Rican”, etc., because I don’t fit the Liberal template of what a Lateeeno/Lateeena should be like, this blog wouldn’t need to carry ads.

Frankly, by now I expect to consistently encounter discrimination and bigotry from Liberals. It’s in their mindset – identity politics is their lifeblood.

Ruben Navarrete describes one instance:
Ruben Navarrette: Halperin interview of Ted Cruz was painful

. . . Halperin made it personal, and the interview careened into a ditch. He told Cruz that people are curious about his “identity.” Then, the host asked a series of questions intended to establish his guest’s Hispanic bona fides. What kind of Cuban food did Cruz like to eat growing up? And what sort of Cuban music does Cruz listen to even now?

The interview starts at the 9:00 point in this video,

Update: Louder With Crowder has the clip of the interview by itself:

Halperin was likely expecting Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo singing Texas Pete,

Or perhaps Halperin was disappointed Ted didn’t invite him over for cortadito and pastelitos de guayaba. Halperin capped it all off by asking Cruz to “say something in Spanish.”

Cruz is much too polite, but I’m not. Here’s something in Spanish, Halperin,
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Haiti: Clinton’s crony gets the contract

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Andrew Stiles reports:
Oh, Denny Boy: How The Clintons Helped an Irish Telecom Tycoon Makes Millions in Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

On February 24, former President Bill Clinton was in Haiti to celebrate the opening of a luxury Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince. Like most foreign-backed projects in Haiti, the Clinton Foundation was a key player in its development. And like most projects involving the Clinton Foundation, a shady Clinton crony is running the show.

The 175-room hotel is owned by Digicel Group, the Caribbean and Central American telecom empire run by Denis O’Brien, an Irish billionaire who officially resides in Malta to avoid taxes and serves chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Haiti Action Network. Digicel, the largest mobile provider in Haiti, invested $45 million in the project, which also benefited from $26.5 million in financing from the World Bank-affiliated International Finance Corporation. But it was Bill Clinton who made it all happen.

Read the whole thing.

Of course, Bill claims “he only works there,”

Further obfuscation to follow, in the form of aging point men declaring,

  1. That the accusations are “old news.”
  2. That the accusers are funded by right-wing conspiracists.
  3. That everyone does what the Clintons did.
  4. That the media pick on the Clintons.
  5. That there is no hard evidence (because they have destroyed documents) that would ever lead to a criminal case. And:
  6. That they are moving on, to work on behalf of the folks.

No way I want the Clintons back in office.

Today’s “WTH Moment” brought to you by Jorge Ramos

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Jorge Ramos, amnesty activist and Univision anchorman, is on a mission: convincing his audience that Jeb Bush is “Latino”,

On Univision’s “Al Punto” in January, Jorge Ramos, the most high-profile Spanish-speaking news anchor in the U.S., declared the 2016 GOP primary “historic” because Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz, both of Latino decent, are in the running. “And Jeb, if we want to turn him into a Latino, too,” Ramos added.

Jorge’s not alone. The Washington Examiner article shows a trend, perhaps initiated from the Bush campaign, to pander.

I oppose on principle the campaign of any member of any political dynasty, now I have one more reason to not support Bush.

Book review: Carly Fiorina’s Rising to the Challenge

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Please read my Book review: Carly Fiorina’s Rising to the Challenge

Don’t rebuild

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Read my latest, Don’t rebuild.

UPDATE:
Related: I have been to some of the locations mentioned in this article, Smashed, looted and burned by the mob – inside the destruction of Baltimore as shopkeepers tell how they fled burning shops and one says he called police 50 times – and nobody came

Two days, two podcasts

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Yesterday,
Rick Moran’s RINO Hour of Power, Hillary announces: Should we even bother to count the votes? with Rich Baehr.

Today,
Silvio Canto’s The Panama summit and other US Latin America stories of the week with Roger Mailhot.

Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day, and there is bad news, and good news.

Read all about it here.

Words, words, words

Friday, March 27th, 2015

So there you have it: a word that is OK to use when referring to the Clintons.

Read my article to find out which word.

About that “Cuban side or the white side”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

I normally ignore anything said by members of The View because life’s too short, but today I’m writing About that “Cuban side or the white side”

And, not surprising,

Ted throws his hat in the ring

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

and he didn’t need no stinkin’ teleprompter, either (video of full speech here, text of full speech here),

TedCruz.org