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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Meanwhile, Next Door, In Mexico....

The BBC reports that Presidente Fox has sent hundreds of federal police to a southern city where teachers have been on strike since May, and left-wing groups are trying to oust a governor they accuse of corruption. Six people have been killed so far -- including an American reporter -- and 1.3 million children have been out of school since last May.

Read it for yourself: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6094596.stm

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"PUFF DUFFY" of the "UTLA POLIBURO" was commenting about this very situation on McIntyer Show last week. Strange how our UTLA leadership is more concern about their "FELLOW TRAVELERS" than education reform.

October 29, 2006 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fox needs to stop worrying about the proposed boarder fence and start dealing with his own issues at home. Mexico needs to stop exporting their problems!

October 29, 2006 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vicente Fox will be soon working as a take out clerk at Carl's Junior near us. He never was anything more than a second rate salesman. What an opportunity he blew when he declined to bring dissidents from the opposition to form a governing coalition in the Mexican Congress.

Mexico would be better broken up into a bunch of smaller republics than the ungovernable mess it really is. Corruption is the only word in Mexican government that everyone agrees on. Let's build up a full wall from San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico.

October 29, 2006 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More from next door. What a neighbor.

Sat Oct 28, 10:38 PM ET
The bodies of three state police officers, one of whom had been decapitated, were found Saturday in a sport utility vehicle abandoned outside the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, police said.

Acapulco has seen a wave of beheadings, shootings, stabbings and grenade attacks on police stations. Criminals have left the decapitated heads of at least six victims in front of government offices with threatening notes attached and authorities say the violence is part of a turf war between drug traffickers over shipment routes.

October 29, 2006 6:25 PM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

When I first read about the unrest in the state of Oaxaca, I was shocked. For something that could have such a large impact on our daily lives (i.e. a massive influx of Oaxacan refugees), this story receives a very small amout of coverage.

I've gotten my updates on the lefty Democracy Now! web-site.

October 29, 2006 8:26 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Ubray --
That's what struck me, too. I mean, this sounds like a big deal, and I had to go to a news source in Europe to read about it? That's crazy!

October 29, 2006 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word has it that Fox is going to send the Oaxaca refugees across the the border into the US.

October 29, 2006 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sure the corrupt Mexican govt will try to export this problem to the U.S. -- after all, exporting their problems and refugees to the U.S. is about all they're good at.

October 30, 2006 12:01 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen (removes hat and throws it up in the air):

With a rumored teacher strike here in Los Angeles and all the whoowhoop-to-doo about those who come from south of the border, is it possible that we'll have the same sort of teacher strike here?

No, and here's why not. Our teachers are not like the sots in City Hall. Our teachers are hardworking, earnest folk who care more about their students then they let on. While there may be picket lines, I'm sure that the protesters will be civil. If they're not, then they give Villabarbosa validation that his takeover of our schools was indeed a good move on his part. Methinks he's right, savvy?

NUNEZ, ROMERO, DELEON, PADILLA, CEDILLO AND ONE SOT FROM CITY HALL WALK THE PLANK NEXT WEEK. The rest follow in March.

BTW, good form Steve Sion! Your appearance on Ms. Lavoris's show along with the lovely Dr. Mary Jo and Jeffers "Flaming Lips" Dodge was duly noted last night.

October 30, 2006 6:56 PM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

I just heard/saw that a left wing journalist was gunned down by one of the police death-squads the government has hired to suppress the popular uprising in Oaxaca.

I suspect that things are going to go very badly from here on out.

October 30, 2006 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ubray,

You "just heard" what??? From who??? Details!!!

Too harsh on words Ubray. Police in Mexico and elsewhere have guns. Guns are to shoot and police are civil servants who are paid by GOV. "Death Squads???" You're hilarious Ubray.

"suppress the popular uprising in Oaxaca"

Yea Right! Last I heard the so called "SUPPERESSED UPRISING" beheaded Mexican police authorities. Hmmmmmm....

Wanna bet there are Mechistas from California in Oaxaca who helped Marcos organize?

October 31, 2006 9:03 AM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

Yeah I heard it onthe above-mentioned "Democracy Now!" left-wing news show.

Here is a link

I am not an expert in Mexican politics. From what you've written, I can tell that you are not one either.

The news report I got was skewed in support of the murdered journalist. The government has identified 5 men who they say are responsible for opening fire with machine guns on unarmed civilians, killing 3 people. This American reporter was one of those killed. These men worked for the government in various ways, but were not in uniform, and were not acting on any official orders.

Witnesses in the reports I have seen describe, rather accurately it seems, that the ousted governor of Oaxaca has offered 300 pesos/day to men who will extra-legally kidnap, beat, kill, or harass those involved in what has become a popular uprising in tht state.

But you know what, that is just "what I heard". Do you have anything other than typos and CAPSLOCK to back up your bullshit?

November 01, 2006 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:45
It's so easy to piss you off. Don't you get it?

You're too defensive and incoherent.

Take your meds ubray. Mexican politics break you in pieces. Your "accurate" reports are CACA and yes I spelled it out in CAPS.

WHAAAAAAAA...stop whining Ubray, you leftist con artist.

November 01, 2006 8:15 PM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

Yeah Anonymous Coward, you really got me. Wow, I was really going there - writing about actual facts and all. Guys like us, we don't pay attention to the facts. We know that facts are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are doing in "reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias.

You tool.

November 02, 2006 9:26 PM  

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