Media Blindfold

Isn’t it amazing that the ‘Letters to the Editor” section is becoming a news source for local politics?

As of this writing, this LTE is the only mention of candidate Guillory’s press release in the local “news media.”

Doing the job the “news media” just won’t do.

Related Link: Ray Guillory Endorses Medical Marijuana

Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, National Coyote

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina

Here’s why trainloads of illegals are coming to America in such large numbers. It’s not only from news reports in Central American countries saying that if you can get the United States that you won’t be sent back, but welcomed, given housing, food stamps, clothing, health care, and transportation within the U.S..

It’s because of the agreement that the Presidents of Guatemala and Mexico just signed and announced. It’s called “The Southern Border Program to Improve Passage” program. News of it is also dutifully ignored by the mainstream media.  The Examiner.com broke it, but it’s basically a rewrite of a Spanish language report from El Universal . . .

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Mexico government will release two announcements to solve the situation of Central Americans and some Mexicans using this freight train. (Photo: Archive/EL UNIVERSAL )

“On Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico, to officially announce an agreement to make it easier for those making the illegal journey to the United States from Central America, to cross into Mexico.”

Coyote status has escalated to the presidents of Mexico and Guatemala, egged on by the rest of Central America. Mexico will escort the illegals as long as they don’t stay in Mexico, but go through Mexico into the United States. Isn’t that special?

There’s more. The Interior Minister, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, announced that the Government of Mexico will regulate the rail system known as “La Bestia” (The Beast) as part of the migration program on the southern border to protect the lives of those who use this transport in their attempt to reach the United States.

And, their illegal cargo is welcomed by the United States’ official Coyote, President Obama, and the departments in the Executive Branch executing the plan to fundamentally change America; DHS, ICE, and the DOJ.

Obama: Gimme Money

It should come as no surprise whatsoever that President Obama wants to grow government. With every crisis comes a request for more money, more government control, and more government expansion. The invasion on our southern border is no exception.

Now he wants $3.7 billion dollars to support, not return, a few hundred thousand illegal aliens. The Coyote-In-Chief is literally taking illegals from the Mexican Coyotes and ferrying them to cities all over the country. This is not how to protect and defend the country and its citizens. That is all the federal government is allowed, by the Constitution, to do.

Our border has not changed in over 168 years. Money has already been appropriated for a border fence and hundreds of miles of it are still not built.

The root of the problem is not that they are over-running our border illegally. The problem is a testament to the failure of socialism in the countries those people are fleeing.

The best, and cheapest, solution to what to do with this mass of illegals is simple. Put them in buses, not on top of trains, and send them back to where they came from. “Go Greyhound, and leave the driving to us.”

Link: US House chairman: $3.7 billion request ‘too much’ – Yahoo News.

Journalism Colleges Enrollment Declines

That news delivery has changed dramatically over the course of the last 15 years is obvious. We’ve seen print media like your daily newspaper shrink or go away, due in part to the electronic delivery that consumers of news seem to prefer. But there’s still news.

[R]ecent dips as a natural reaction to negative publicity about the news industry. Rosenstiel noted that media outlets have extensively documented the crises of journalism employment for years, causing high school students to wonder whether studying the profession will result in a steady career.

“This [study], to some extent, probably reflects the fact that the economic model that subsidized news for much of the last century has been disrupted in ways that are well-documented and publicized,” he said. “If you’re a young person, you’re wondering, ‘Will I have a job?’ and, ‘How much money will I make?’”

When journalism and the way it is taught morphed from being an objective, aggressive, media watchdog (that dog died) to being a fraternity hell-bent on “doing” good, that was the beginning of the end of journalism as it used to be. This accounts for all the “negative publicity” about the news industry.

I’ve not attended a journalism school. So I don’t know how they teach their craft. I do know what people say about why they want to be a journalist. And it is always they “want to make a difference.” This causes a natural conflict for journalism schools. Doing your job, or making a difference?

In a sense, journalism schools have shot themselves in the foot. Maybe even in the head.

Link: Journalism colleges weigh future amid two years of enrollment declines.

Union Blues

For 50 years, the number of union workers on the private sector payroll has been decreasing. Today, the majority of union members works for government, at the local, state, or federal level. One out of every three government workers belongs to a union. In the private sector it’s one-in-fifteen.

Men with skilled trades once dominated unions. Now, most union jobs are held by women who run offices, are in the food or service sectors, or education.

The largest union is the National Education Association, with over three million members. The SEIU is second, with two million members. The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees is followed by the American Federation of Teachers, and then, the Teamsters.

So along comes the Tea Party, or any conservative group, advocating that the growth of government be contained or even worse, scaled back. They are smeared and vilified! To this crowd, it is heresy to want to eliminate even one government job. Government union members owe their government jobs to liberals who grow government by design, as they take million of dollars in union dues as campaign donations. It’s a circle, it’s a scheme.

The private sector had to shed union jobs in order to be competitive and grow. The only thing liberals grow is government. That’s why Obama keeps talking about private sector jobs, but does nothing to help create them. While all the while, he keeps adding layer upon layer of more government bureaucracy. Got it? That’s how it works.

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The above was graciously lifted from Rush Limbaugh in its entirety. In a way that only Rush can do, he covers so much ground, in so little space.

Obama Won’t Visit TX Border, Will Visit Three Fundraisers

I’m bracing myself for the onslaught of media coverage hounding the President over not going to see first-hand, the latest ‘crisis’ to visit the South. Somehow, I think I’m wasting my time expecting any media pushback upon their president.

Instead, what we get is White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s statement. OK, so let’s move on. He’s on it. Responding to a question about why PRESBO won’t personally visit the facilities where the illegal children are being stored, Earnest said . . .

Obama has all the information that he needs from his senior advisors. [T]here are a whole range of senior officials in this administration over the course of the last three or four weeks who have spent a lot of time in the southwest border,” he said. “The President has a very good sense of what’s happening on the border,” Earnest said. “He’s getting regular updates from his officials who have traveled to that region.”

Any other president would be there. Can you imagine a response like that from, oh say, the Bush White House after Katrina?

But President Obama will be in the region. Texas governor Perry asked him to see the problems they are dealing with first-hand.  But no. Why wouldn’t he want to go? Maybe he is afraid of bringing a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis back to his family?

Link: WH: Obama Won’t Visit Border While Attending Three TX Fundraisers Next Week.

Kids Shooting Kids In Pensacola

Here is a case where youth violence, youth gun violence specifically, has been a growing concern in the Pensacola area. One way to reach the kids, it was thought, was to give them something to do and try to teach them to behave responsibly.

An altercation early Sunday morning that led to a 16-year-old being shot and a 15-year-old being knocked unconscious occurred right after a Stop the Violence concert, according to an event organizer. A co-organizer of the concert, Bill Marshall, said the concert had been a free event where local music artists performed and spoke to the youths about ending violence in their communities.

So much for that idea. The Pensacola News Journal reporter does not say, but from the address of the place where the free concert was, it seems to be in a predominately Black neighborhood. I could be wrong in assuming that the youths involved were Black, but I doubt it. The reporter could clear this doubt up with just a little more information.

You can’t fix the out-of-control youth issue when you don’t know what the problem is. The problem is that Black youth unemployment is 33.4 percent nationally. That’s almost criminal to have a figure that high. I don’t know if it is better or worse in Pensacola. It is almost twice that of White youth unemployment at 18.9 percent. Which is still way too high. Either way, for all races, youth unemployment is unacceptably high. This makes for trouble the likes of which occurred over the weekend.

The answer obviously is not free concerts. And it isn’t a higher minimum wage. The answer is in a growing economy. Not a contracting economy like we have now. Contrary to what President Obama thinks (and economist he is not), raising the minimum wage (which is where youths always start) will create less opportunities for them. Not more.

Link: Pensacola American Legion shooting occurred after concert.

Coyotes Arrested In AZ, One Still At Large

The label given to the human traffickers, those smuggling illegals to the United States, is Coyotes. Three of them were arrested in Arizona. The one still at large is receiving them and transporting their illegal ‘cargo’ throughout the United States.

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Latest image of Coyote still at large.

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Three Coyotes captured.

Happy Birthday America, And Many More

Lest we forget what Independence Day was, and why it was, lets appreciate the gift we have been given by our founders, and work hard to protect the America they left for us to keep.

Suffice it to say, America, liberty, and freedom need preserving like maybe never before. When, like never before, the government is over-stepping its boundary, which is the Constitution.

Liberty and freedom is the natural state of the human condition. So it’s hard to imagine why they need defending. Both free the person and unlocks their potential. But that can only happen when the government becomes incidental to our lives, instead of controlling our lives.

Enjoy the Star Spangled Banner from Madison Rising.

Two hundred thirty-eight years ago today, our Founding Fathers broke from the Crown and King George III. Check out the similarities of President Obama and King George III.

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