Someone tried to scam me out of $18,840. They failed but I played with them so that I can share with you how a typical cyber-crime works. It starts out with an email asking me for a price quote. These emails are sent to sales agents whose job it is to sell, sell and sell… Read More A Blow by Blow Example Of A Cyber Crime
Make no mistake, the 2020 presidential elections are about beating Donald Trump. Trump has proved that he has a die hard base of about 38% of the country behind him. On election night, it will be about who mobilizes their lazy American voters to the polls. It is about mobilizing voters to the polls. It… Read More Can Pete Buttigieg Beat Donald Trump
It is generally understood that the US-Mexico border is the source of the drugs entering the country. It is the reason that many demand a wall along the southern border. According to a 2018 DEA Drug Assessment Report, the southern border remains the principal entry point for drugs, especially cocaine, heroin and fentanyl. The important… Read More US Border Patrol and Customs Hotbed Of Corruption
Is México really about to raffle its presidential airplane? That’s the question that I keep getting asked when talking about Mexico’s political state. With Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, anything is possible. Like Donald Trump, AMLO likes to push unconventional issues to distract from what is going on the county. So, what’s the story… Read More The Mexican Presidential Airplane Raffle
Who Rules El Paso? has recently been making the rounds through social media as the primer on El Paso political power, namely arguing that money buys control of the city. Unfortunately, the book glosses over many important details, leaves many out and offers little to no concrete facts from which to prove their central thesis.… Read More A Critical Review of Who Rules El Paso?
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As expected, Donald Trump is taking a victory lap telling anyone that will listen that he was acquitted in the impeachment trial. Under the rules, yes he was, but the outcome is far from an exoneration of Trump. These are the unpleasant facts that Donald Trump ignores. The Senate, although Donald Trump controls the majority… Read More Nope, Not Acquitted
Appropriately named Shadow, Inc. is at the center of the Iowa Caucus controversy. They are the software company that developed the APP that has delayed the caucus results. As more and more details come out about the company behind the APP, the more it leads to questions about political subterfuge and even corruption. Let us… Read More Shadow Politics
Americans are fond of labeling other countries as “first-world” or “third-world” countries without really understanding where the terms come from. The terms are a legacy of the Cold War, with “third-world” countries being the ones that were not aligned with either the Soviet Union or the United States. Overtime the term has evolved into a… Read More Third-Rate American Democracy
By now most of you, if not all of you know that Donald Trump posted a tweet saying that the Kansas City Chiefs are based in Kansas instead of Missouri. It got me thinking about immigrants. Specifically, I started to think about what is required to become a U.S. citizen, the citizenship test, and how… Read More Trump, Kansas and the Immigration Civics Test
As you likely know, the Senate voted 51 to 49 not to call witnesses in the trial to impeach Donald J. Trump. Two Republicans, voted to call witness, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney. Although there was some intrigue before the vote, the outcome did not surprise anyone. More and more evidence of Trump wrongdoing continues… Read More The Impeachment Farce
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Over the last two days, the Senate has been going through tedious question and answer sessions over the issues in the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. I did not write a post yesterday because the Q&A sessions are nothing more than theater. There is nothing new I can offer readers that is not already available… Read More Impeachment Questions And Answers Sessions
The news outlets are reporting that Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls. He seems to be leading in Iowa and in New Hampshire. It is still too early to know if he will be the Democrat nominee in November. However, it is clear that voters are voting extremes across the globe. In México voters… Read More Bernie Sanders: Beware of Extremes
John Bolton is a staple of Washington politics. Bolton likes war. Bolton knows the political game. Bolton could care less about Donald J. Trump and cares more about how much power he can amass. Bolton is a nationalist. Bolton believes that the country must affect regime change in other countries that disagree with U.S. values.… Read More For John Bolton It Is About Money
Most of my life I have heard how great the American legal system is. It is a fair system. It is the best system in the world. The rule of law rules. Those are the common comments I am told when discussing Mexico’s rising violence and narco influence. Each time I just shake my head.… Read More Impeachment Proves What A Joke American Legal System Is
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 169!
In the second day of the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, the House Managers kept presenting their case. Yesterday, the managers focused on Article One of the Impeachment Articles before the Senate. Article One is Abuse of Power. Like the day before, the managers presented their case in narrative, detailing their case as to… Read More Day Two Impeachment Recap
As expected, day one of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump was a presentation of evidence by the House Managers supporting the two impeachment articles against Trump. The managers presented the evidence in narrative form. Nothing earth-shattering came of the day. The evidence is already out in the public. Unlike the traditional court setting where… Read More Day One of the Impeachment Trial of Donald J Trump
Unless you are living under a rock then you know that the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump began yesterday. Trump is only the third president to be impeached. Regardless of where you stand on impeachment, history is being made as you read this post. Other political topics will have to take a back seat… Read More The Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump
Unrestricted birthright citizenship is attaining citizenship simply by being born in the county. Jus soli is enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is controversial in the U.S. Several countries offer birthright citizenship but with limitations. For example. Colombia requires that at least one parent be a citizen at the time… Read More Thirty-Five Countries Have Unrestricted Birthright Citizenship
I was doing some research for an upcoming project and I came across this little nugget of utter nuttiness from the University of Texas at Austin. What makes this most egregious is the tag line on the website: “Trusted Internet portal for Latin American Studies content since 1992”. According to the About Page of the… Read More Is Puerto Rico a Country?
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 168!
The Government Accountability Office is a government agency that audits and investigates government entities on behalf of the United States Congress. It is non-partisan. Yesterday it issued a report about the withholding of the Ukrainian money that is at the center of the articles of impeachment pending before the Senate. The Senate is scheduled to… Read More GAO Concludes Donald Trump Violated Law
I am so engrossed in the ongoing political shenanigans that often times I do not realize how little important information trickles down to everyday people. It seems that voters are too focused on providing for their families and being part of their families that they have little time to follow the complex world of politics.… Read More Political Quickbytes
Twitter and other social media have been in the news lately because of the threat of voter suppression/manipulation in the upcoming elections. U.S. intelligence has said that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections. There is no question that Donald Trump has put Twitter on the forefront of international and national communications and policy debates.… Read More Twitter Has No Clue
Readers constantly ask me to write more about the ongoing controversies in El Paso. Others ask me to bring back the El Paso Forum. Some of you just want me to go away. The fact is that I moved away from El Paso almost ten years ago. And, as I have written before, I am… Read More It Is Back!
The United States of America is a nation of immigrants. Unless a U.S. citizen can trace their lineage directly back to the indigenous population then they are immigrants themselves. Therein lies the crux of the immigration debate. Since most U.S. citizens are immigrants or are descendants of immigrants then the attitude of some that immigrants… Read More Immigrant Nation
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 167!
For most El Paso readers it should come as no surprise that the city’s water utility is looking to raise water bills soon. Along with taxes, the water bills go up to shore up a bureaucracy trying to make the city successful by creating a fake utopia by imposing oppressive taxes on the city’s population.… Read More El Paso Desperate For Money
Donald Trump and his supporters believe that he is a great “negotiator” with business acumen that no one can touch. Trump has also argued that he knows more than some generals. He also said he would bring the troops back from the Middle East. Let’s look at the inconvenient facts. What did Donald Trump accomplish… Read More Two Things Donald Trump Accomplished With Iran
Those that watch Fox News know that the station has been touting a new digital channel that is supposed to be a more intimate connection to Fox personalities and news. One of the news personalities launching a Fox Nation program is Lara Logan, formerly of 60 Minutes. In a profile on The Hill yesterday, by… Read More Lara Logan and Fake News
A few days before Christmas, a woman – which does not deserve to be named – ran over a 14-year-old girl because she “was Mexican”. But the woman wasn’t done. She hit another 12-year old boy the same day. One would think she was done with the mayhem. But no, on the same day she… Read More Killing Mexicans
I have an ongoing hate relationship with the United States Postal Service. For the last few years it has been nothing but failure after failure. Not only have important documents – like passports – mysteriously disappear into the USPS void causing me much trouble but my business suffers as well. I have been trying to… Read More Fifteen Days for Post Office To Deliver Mail
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 166!
In the 1910’s the United States embarked on an effort to welcome millions of immigrants into its ranks. It was the beginning of the “assimilation” scam that runs rampant today. The idea was that to become a U.S. citizen, an immigrant must “assimilate” by adopting U.S. citizen “values, beliefs and customs”. The requirement to learn… Read More Americanization Day
I trust you all had an excellent start to 2020. Unless you are completely oblivious to politics you likely know that Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives as 2019 ended. If you aren’t aware than I’m really shocked that you are reading my blog. The impeachment of Donald Trump will now dominate… Read More The Impeachment of Donald Trump
Happy New Year! That is my wish to you and yours. May 2020 deliver to you all the happiness your heart desires. It has been restful end of year clearing my head from the politics of 2019. But it is time to get back to work. Expect a new post tomorrow. But for now, I… Read More Happy New Year 2020
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 165!
I just want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas if you are a Christian and if not, wish you the very best celebration of the season in which ever way you celebrate. I also want to thank you for taking the time to read my musings this year.… Read More Merry Christmas 2019