Can America afford another four years of Donald Trump? Rather than bore you with words, I thought I would make a video instead. Enjoy!
One thing that Americans generally hate are cheaters. That is what many want you to believe. Cheaters not only diminish the hard work of others, but cheaters also take opportunities away from others. The IRS Oversight Board 2014 Taxpayer Attitude survey showed that of the thousand individuals the survey surveyed, 94% frowned on taxpayers who… Read More Americans Love To Cheat
The video conferencing app that most schools relied upon earlier this year to offer online classrooms before the summer break went down yesterday. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, most schools across America are offering hybrid virtual/in-person classrooms for the fall semester. Schools are reopening their fall semesters this month and the next. Yesterday, Zoom users… Read More Schools Are A Single-Point of Failure From Collapse
Close the borders! Build a wall! Americans want to isolate themselves in a walled in country was what Donald Trump and cohorts shouted. But last week’s arrest of Steve Bannon and others who raised $25 million from American “patriots” has proven that real Americans want an open America where diversification is the face of the… Read More Bannon Proves Americans Don’t Care About Nationalism
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 199!
Donald Trump has spent his presidency arguing that Russian collusion was a hoax. On August 18, 2020, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final 966-page report on Russian active measures in the 2016 election. It did not exonerate Donald Trump. Instead, the bipartisan report added more details to Russia’s interference of the 2016 elections. Two… Read More Russia, Trump and Collusion
Donald Trump clearly knows he is facing a losing battle for a second term. Yesterday, he announced that he is pardoning Susan B. Anthony for her 1872 arrest for voting. Anthony was convicted of casting an illegal vote by casting a vote before women were allowed to vote. The irony of pardoning someone for voting… Read More Let The Games Begin – Donald Trump Pardons Susan B Anthony
I have been watching the debate over voting by mail in the upcoming elections in November with interest because the debate checks off several issues that have my attention at the same time. They are making sure Donald Trump does not get another term, my disgust with the United States post office and American elections.… Read More Voting By Post Office
Congress is in its summer recess while the American economy faces further devastation. Covid-19 has devastated the American economy with the closure of businesses resulting in the worst unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Without workers churning out products and services the American economy falters in place. The problem – in its simplest terms –… Read More Congress Devastates Economy Further
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 198
There are times when I am left speechless, completely unable to articulate a word, must less a sentence. Today is such a day. Some readers may be aware of the 8-year-old boy that police in Key West tried to handcuff only to find out that the handcuffs were too big. It happened in 2018 and… Read More Sometimes I Do Not Have The Words
Some readers may be thinking that their paychecks will be going up now that Donald Trump signed an executive order ordering a payroll tax holiday for everyone. What Trump has ordered is a 6.2% payroll bump in your paycheck starting on September 1. The order says it will last until December 31. What this means… Read More So You Think You Have A Payroll Tax Holiday Coming Up
If you want to understand how far off their values the Republicans have gone to appease Donald Trump look no further than the controversy of TikTok. Donald Trump has ordered TikTok to close by September 15 unless a deal to sell itself to an American company is announced. Basically, Trump has ordered that the Chinese… Read More TikTok and Free Enterprise
We tend to look at the disruption caused by the pandemic in terms of our personal lives and economic realities. Many parents are dealing with how their children will be attending school. Some are looking at online schooling for the rest of the year while others are trying to figure out whether to commit to… Read More Covid-19 Disrupting More Than Life, Businesses And Schools
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 197!
Really? What is wrong with Americans? The Centers for Disease Control issued a “formal warning” about the dangers of drinking hand sanitizer. You read that right, the CDC, tasked with protecting Americans from bad drugs, was forced to tell Americans not to drink hand sanitizer after four people had died and another dozen were poisoned… Read More What Is Wrong With Americans?
The Trump Wall, better known to Mexicans as the Wall of Hate is about demonizing Mexicans and it has nothing to do with protecting American from terrorists or drugs. It is symbol of hating Mexicans. Biden knows this as other Democrats, but Biden is playing a careful game of distinguishing himself from Trump by placating… Read More Joe Biden Plays Both Sides on Wall
Anyone that knows anything about Donald Trump knows that Trump has waged an unrelenting war against immigrants. His attacks on immigrants is xenophobic. The Trump narrative is that immigrants are bad for America. Trump argues that in this time of economic strife, immigrants need not apply to come work in America because Americans deserve to… Read More Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants
One year ago today, a gunman drove over 600 miles to kill Mexicans at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The gunman, Patrick Wood Crusius, sits in jail today waiting for his day in court. Meanwhile many families look at today as a day of anguish. The why and the how has been pieced together… Read More One-Year Ago Today Mexicans Were Attacked
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 196!
Today, the emergency $600 weekly federal unemployment stipend expires. As of now, Congress is unable to come to an agreement about how to move forward on stimulating the economy as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to destroy the economy. With the November elections less than 100 days away, it is surprising that the Republicans have put… Read More About Twenty Million Americans About To Go Hungry
Immigrants in America are facing a binary choice in November between the status-quo of remaining marginalized in America or being terrorized for being immigrants. The two presumptive presidential candidates; Donald Trump and Joe Biden are not for immigration, notwithstanding the political rhetoric coming from both. Neither are offering to bring immigrants out of the shadows.… Read More Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020
And, there have it, the Band-Aid has been pulled off and it is time that Americans reconcile with the inconvenient truth that America was founded on the backs of slaves. The wound is open and oozing because some Americans continue to hold on to the façade of American exceptionalism. Today’s America is the culmination of… Read More Slavery Was A Necessary Evil Says Senator
Businesses are at the epicenter of the mask controversy. Businesses are facing many problems because of the pandemic. At the center of weathering the economic crisis is the legal liability that Covid-19 has unleashed upon business owners. To open or not to open. To keep the payroll intact, furlough workers or layoff the team. Will… Read More The Politics of Business Liability
It didn’t take long after I first arrived in El Paso that I realized something was different about the city. It was very Mexican but not Mexican at all. I know, it doesn’t make sense and it didn’t make sense at first. Cd. Juárez dominates El Paso in population and in its economy but most… Read More What A 1964 Book Teaches Us About the Origins of the Glass Beach Study
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 195!
I started writing this as soon as I hung up the telephone. The caller, whose name is unimportant, had called to tell me that I needed to stop. The caller was angry with me, actually they were angry with what I was writing about. The caller wanted me to stop. The reason I started writing… Read More Stop Pretending Normal Will Return
In the coming days, the federal unemployment subsidy will expire. The subsidy provides $600 a week in unemployment benefits to workers impacted by the pandemic. The federal eviction moratorium will also be ending. Both are scheduled to end this week. Congress is now considering two competing stimulus packages with the House Democrats pushing a $3.5… Read More The Rental Eviction Tsunami
The Coronavirus pandemic was going to “magically disappear” was what Donald Trump was hoping for. It didn’t. Instead it is re-surging and the American economy is under more pressure to reopen. As if that wasn’t enough, both Trump and the Republicans need a strong economy in November for them to succeed at the ballot boxes.… Read More Second Stimulus Package On the Way, But At What Cost?
Those hoping for an economic rebirth to happen in 2020, after the pandemic emergency ends, need to rethink their dream. It is not going to happen. Many are likely arguing that Wallstreet is booming so the economic outlook must be good. Looking closely at Wallstreet it soon becomes apparent that in between the headlines of… Read More The 2020 Economy Is Dead
There is rising controversy in Portland, Oregon where U.S. citizens are being detained by law enforcement in unmarked vehicles and little to no insignia on their uniforms. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has admitted to being one of the agencies involved in arresting protesters in Oregon. According to CBP’s website, its function is to… Read More Trump Deploys Border Patrol Against Citizens
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 194!
One of the problems with the Latino narrative is that most assume Hispanics are indistinguishable from each other. Just because someone shares the same skin color, the same language or are from the same country does not mean that their worldview is the same. The so-called Latino vote is such a thing. There are Latinos… Read More What Most Have Wrong About Goya Boycott
There seems to be some confusion about my archive of El Paso news and information that I have maintained for over the last two decades. No, none of it has disappeared and all of it is still available online. Let me explain. But first a short history. I started the El Paso Politics project in… Read More Where Did Everything Go?
One of the problems with dealing with issues such as racial topics or police problems is that many people have a problem with leaving their comfort zones of all appears well. Tackling social problems means having to look inward and among our friends and look at things from a critical thinking point of view. It… Read More Time To Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 193!
Banks have been trying to get bank consumers to go electronic for some time now. The reason is that payroll is likely a bank’s largest expense followed by real estate. Much of the need for labor lies in handling cash transactions. Cash transactions for banks are onerous as much of it cannot be automated. Consumers,… Read More Banks Shedding Jobs After Covid
The question on many minds is whether the government will issue more stimulus checks to people or will there be more government programs to stimulate the economy. The country’s reopening of the economy became stalled as the Coronavirus re-surged in many states. Unemployment remains higher than normal. Adding to the stress of the economy is… Read More Second Stimulus Check?
The problem for México is that every so often a Mexican president takes the helm of the country and immediately kowtows to the powers that be. Santa Anna is one such character. Santa Anna is best known for losing almost half of the Mexican territory when he waged an unsuccessful battle plan to quell the… Read More AMLO Meets With The Patrón Today
America was built on the backs of minorities and not on White exceptionalism. The history books and the entertainment industry have created the illusion of a White America. Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison are among the faces that most Americans recognize because that has been the White Americans intent. Very… Read More America Was Built On The Backs of Minorities