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Unless you are completely oblivious to politics then you likely know that Donald Trump is now the third U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Now Trump’s fate rests at the Senate which is likely to skip an official proceeding and skip straight to the exoneration of Trump. But something caught my… Read More Nancy Pelosi – A Pocket Impeachment?
One of the things I hear most often is how poverty-stricken México is. The way poverty is portrayed about México it makes it sound like there are thousands of starving people sleeping on the streets. If you buy into the hype, then you would expect to trip over homeless people on your morning strolls throughout… Read More Poverty in the US versus in Mexico
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is back in the news this week. The USMCA is NAFTA 2.0. NAFTA is often blamed as the reason why poverty has exacerbated in México. In 1991, I published a white paper on NAFTA; “North American Free Trade Agreement – A Hesitant Handshake Between Neighbors”. (link) This paper was the… Read More Understanding the Mexican Worker to Understand NAFTA/USMCA
If I had a penny for each time I’ve heard the argument that English is the language of the land, or that immigrants must speak English in the United States, I’d be off on an island basking in the sun with a Margarita on hand and never looking at my Internet feed. But as we’ve… Read More Learn English They Demand
It is with great sadness that I must now admit that the future is bleak with nationalism and xenophobia driving the political agendas of the major countries. Last week’s win by Boris Johnson make this crystal clear. For those that might not remember, Johnson was one of the major architects behind Brexit. His recent campaign… Read More Nationalism Is Now The Future
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 163!
I am the first one to admit that I have a bias against Donald Trump. Ok, so maybe a very deep bias. As such, there is an inherent distortion in my worldview when it comes to Trump. That said, I can’t for the life of me get over the Twilight Zone of a world where… Read More The Trump Twilight Zone
The ongoing gun control debate in the United States has denigrated into pure stupidity. It doesn’t matter whether you are for gun rights or for more gun control because Pensacola points out the utter stupidity of both sides of the argument. As I have written previously, it is too late to try to control guns… Read More Pensacola and The Stupidity of Gun Control
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler (NY-D) formally announced at 9:10 am (Eastern time) that the House of Representatives will hold a vote on two articles of impeachment against Donald J. Trump. Only two U.S. presidents have been formally impeached by the House of Representatives. If the House of Representatives approves the two articles of impeachment… Read More Donald Trump Impeached
Donald Trump launched his presidential candidacy telling everyone that México sends “rapists” to the U.S. Trump also told everyone that the southern border is so dangerous that he needs to build a wall. Never mind that Saudi Arabia sends “its best” who promptly kill U.S. citizens on a military base. You know what else, Donald… Read More Trump And His Undocumented Workers
Remember when Donald Trump told everyone that México sends “rapists” to the US? As a Mexican immigrant I took his rhetoric about México sending its worst personally. Since then I have been on a mission to show Trump’s hypocrisy when it comes to immigrants. The latest example of hypocrisy is how Trump talks about Mexican… Read More Remember How Mexico Sends Its Worst? How About Saudi Arabia?
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 162!
For many years I carried the hidden secret that people in the U.S. would make fun of my government. Jokes about beans, poverty and corruption were/are pervasive. México, like all countries, has its problems but U.S. people (the arrogance of Americans forgets that America is a continent) don’t seem to notice or understand their own… Read More The World Laughed At Donald Trump – Again
Unless U.S. voters are living under a rock, (I would not be surprise of there are a few of the them) they likely know that there is an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s activities in relation to the Ukraine. The country remains highly partisan with the Republicans and Trump supporters firmly behind the idea that… Read More The First Set of Impeachment Documents
Representative John Yarmuth, a Democrat, had an interesting theory on CNN on Monday night on what could happen if Donald Trump were to be removed from office. As many have been contemplating, the removal of Trump would result in Mike Pence taking over. If Pence were to be removed as well, or resign before a… Read More Nikki Haley – The GOP Worst-Case Scenario
Last Sunday was the one-year anniversary for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, as Mexico’s current president. AMLO won the presidency promising to radically change the politics of the country. He promised to end the violence and reign in the corruption. His promises amount to what he has dubbed as the Fourth Transformation… Read More AMLO One Year Later
Buried behind the impeachment news is a lawsuit that was filed by journalists against the Trump administration. Likely, “fake news” is on the minds of some readers, but this is also about something else – the First Amendment, and U.S.-México intelligence coordination. For most of us, the First Amendment protects everyone but most especially, journalists.… Read More First Amendment Lawsuit Shows Coordination Between US-Mexico on Asylum Seekers
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 161!
Frequent readers know that I have started evolving the next phase of my life through what I have dubbed “adventum”. Adventum is a quest to create, build a workable mobile work space and to explore via overlanding. One of the things I wanted to add to my repertoire is to become a licensed Ham radio… Read More I Am Now N4MEX
I want to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day full of family, friends and food. The three Fs are never wrong! I hope you enjoy the cartoons, courtesy of Cagle Cartoons:
Donald Trump is using the US, México and Canada agreement as a distraction tool. The USMCA is nothing more than NAFTA 2.0. The United States economy depends heavily on NAFTA. This is especially true for the Republican-controlled states like Texas. Donald Trump and cohorts are blaming Nancy Pelosi for holding up the adoption of the… Read More Stop Worrying About USMCA
Over the last several weeks I’ve been receiving many requests to update some broken links on my blog. As you may remember, the EPN Blog morphed from the El Paso News Blog after some Russian hackers crashed my site in 2017. The change in the domain name caused many links to break. Fixing the broken… Read More Year-End File Cleanup
A few weeks ago, I shared with you that I am starting a new phase of my life by starting to explore my ability to work off grid and prove my thesis that creatives are the future the workforce. As you are reading this, we are on our first off grid adventure for the Thanksgiving… Read More I Am Off Grid
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 160!
It is extremely poignant that it is immigrants that are delivering the death blows to Donald Trump’s defense against impeachment. Considering that Donald Trump launched his presidential ambitions by attacking immigrants, this is especially poignant. Two immigrant patriots stepped forth this week and have delivered the evidence that ties Donald Trump directly to a bribe.… Read More Immigrants Helping To Impeach Donald Trump
Although most of us understood that articles of impeachment were going to be filed against Donald Trump, it was yesterday’s testimony that cemented them into stone. As most political observers understand, the Democrats must file impeachment articles to keep themselves relevant in 2020. The Republicans are still trying to figure out a way out of… Read More Quid Pro Quo Impeachment
Everyone is wondering why Donald Trump visited Walter Reed Medical Center for an announced medical exam on Saturday. Everyone is speculating as to the nature of the medical visit. Like everyone, I am also going to chime in with my speculation. I may be right, or I may be wrong, but like everyone else I… Read More Trump Hospital Visit And The 25th
The Southern Poverty Law Center published some leaked emails about Stephen Miller starting on November 12. Miller is the individual that influences Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The Miller emails are email he sent to Breitbart in 2015. According to the publication there were 900 emails that Miller sent to Breitbart between March 2, 2015 and… Read More Stephen Miller And The Politics of Hate
Raul Rodriguez wakes up each morning wondering if today is the day that the Border Patrol descends on him and deports him back to México. Rodriguez, like many other immigrants, lives in fear. Fear, that he poignantly imparted on others as a former Border Patrol Agent. Yes, Rodriguez used to deport immigrants for a living… Read More Poignant Example That Doing It The Right Way Is Not As Easy As It Sounds
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 159!
Donald Trump and the Republicans have decided that the best way to respond to the impeachment hearings is to create illusions of reality. The GOP talking points are simple: 1. It is unfair to Trump, 2. What about the Biden’s, and 3. Where’s the crime? Trump and cohorts just do not want to have the… Read More Fox News and the Impeachment Hearings – Surprise!
As much as I try to leave El Paso corruption behind the more it seems to rear its ugly head. Last Sunday I received a seemingly innocuous email imploring me to donate to yet another non-profit scheme. It came into my business email address and like many similar ones it is targeted at me because… Read More Steve Yellen And El Paso Corruption
Today marks the beginning of a historical event in American history – the beginning of the impeachment inquiry to determine if Donald Trump should be impeached. I, like many others, will be watching the event unfold and I will be opining like many others. Although it is called an impeachment inquiry – make no mistake,… Read More Impeachment Hearings
As you may know, Turkey is deporting terrorists back to their countries. Donald Trump argues that he demanded that European nations take back their terrorists before leaving the Kurds to die. Now Turkey is deporting the terrorists it holds arguing that Turkey will not become a “hotel” for other country’s terrorists. All well and good.… Read More What Is Missing From Turkish Deportations
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I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 158!
Unless you are living under a rock, you likely know that public impeachment hearings will begin on Wednesday. Most of us who follow politics closely will tune in. Many more will follow the hearings through social media and their favorite news channels. Everyone will spin the outcome to favor their beliefs. One of the loudest… Read More Impeachment and Coup
I was asked an interesting question yesterday by a very good friend. They asked what I thought about a Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke ticket. I hadn’t thought about such a possibility before being asked about it. It is an interesting question that merits some discussion. Biden’s slump in the polls and Beto dropping out… Read More Joe Biden and Beto
Since Donald trump declared war on immigrants there have been several examples of how dangerous America has become for immigrants. Some may argue, who cares, it is just immigrants. But Trump’s war on immigrants exposes U.S. citizens as well. Over the last few years there have been several examples of U.S. citizens ordered to prove… Read More CVS Exposes The Danger of Trump War On Immigrants