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13 November 2007

Lou Dobbs is a moron, but I’ve said that many times already.  Fourteen times to be exact.  Tom Tancredo is a raving loon, but I’ve said that a few times, too (only three, but then, Tancredo isn’t to be taken seriously).  Apparently though, I don’t say it enough.  Well, that’s some guy named Jon Garrido’s opinion anyway.

I never heard of him either, but a quick google search turned up page after page after page of hits — written by Jon Garrido, about Jon Garrido.  I found one mention of him in a San Diego Union-Tribune news story… about Lou Dobbs.

Garrido’s got a thing about Lou Dobbs.

I got a thing about history… and about checking sources.

I received an e-mail this morning from one of the groups I belong to, forwarding an article about Tancredo’s latest wacky anti-immigrant bill  — the only thing really new being that dim-bulb North Carolina Democrat Heath Shuler co-sponsored it.  Yeah, it’s a bad bill, and the author has serious questions about it, but it purported to be from the Washington Correspondent of something called “Hispanic News” (one of about a dozen websites run by Jon Garrido) that claims to be “number 1 Hispanic website on the Internet”.

I never heard of “Hispanic News” or Jon Garrido — which seem to be one and the same, but I guess if I can be “Mex Files”, he can be a dozen or so websites if he wants… and even have “Washington Correspondents.”  However, when a news story on a Congressional bill starts out — not by talking about the congressmen, or the bill, but about the author’s family, I wonder what’s going on. This bit of family history caught my attention:

Dad … helped establish one of the first Catholic Masses and Churches in Michigan.

Being a snarky historian (I’ve only spent the last couple of months finishing up a history of Mexico — and corresponding with Catholic Church historians about Vatican II’s impact on Latin American political culture),  and the e-mail being irrelevant to our group (which deals with the proposed border fence) I sent the person who’d forwarded it to me a note —

I’m not sure how much credibility to give [the “Hispanic News” writer]. She claims her father started one of the first Catholic Churches in Michigan. Uh… there have been Catholic Churches in Michigan since about 1670 . Michigan Territory’s Congressional Representative was a Jesuit priest, and the French, Irish, German, Polish, etc. immigrants have been there for a long long time.

She’s probably correct in her details about the Tancredo-Shuler bill, but I’m not sure it’s going to go anywhere. Tancredo is already on his way out, and Shuler is managing to alienate all his democratic party colleagues his first term.

Which my recipient sent on to the prolific Jon Garrido.  Who sent me THIS (reproduced in it’s full glory… only the other recipient’s name and email address has been redacted)…

Date: Tue Nov 13 18:38:26 2007

From: The Jon Garrido Network <>

To: ‘Jay J. Johnson-Castro, Sr.’ <>, <>

Subject:RE: [noborderwall] A new problem for the border…

Dolores is proud of her heritage and her father. The French were Catholic (I know first hand for I once live in Paris, France) and their missionaries probably were first in Michigan. Dolores simply omitted ?Hispanic Catholic churches?????.?

This has nothing to do with her creditability. I too, told Dolores, that Shuler?s bill would not make it out of committee.

With the all the anti-Hispanic bashing being done daily, I published her article to energize American Hispanics to support migrants more so because everyone with a brown face is suspect.

If you want belittle someone?s creditability, get off your pompous ass and holier than thou attitude and write an editorial blasting Lou Dobbs.

I resent your accusations directed at Dolores. As for me, I welcome her to Hispanic News. She has the balls to tell the world what is happening all across America. Much more than any of you are doing.

And do not reply back with some lame justification. You have pissed me off and any reply from you, I will share with my entire email list what assholes all of you are which will include all of your email addresses.

Jon Garrido



What man is a man who does not make the world better? ? ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’

Holiness is in right action. ?’The Kingdom of Heaven’


In 2006: 13% of all Hispanics voted, 27% of all blacks voted, and 39% of all whites voted. So long as Hispanics do not care to exercise our freedom to vote, those who wish to tyrannize us will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping Hispanics. ? Jon Garrido/Voltaire

So, if I understand this right, Mr. Garrido is publishing a news article about something that isn’t going to happen, and doesn’t bother to edit even simple facts on the theory that it will “energize” people (to do what?).  And then links himself — at the very end — to Voltaire?

And I’m an asshole?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 November 2007 6:35 am

    The best part is the bible quote at the end. What a tool.

  2. Jon Garrido permalink
    14 November 2007 11:21 am

    Thank you for the referrals to Hispanic News. It helps to keep our rankings as the number 1 Hispanic website on the Internet.

    You from Mexfiles are so stupid and comical.

  3. 15 November 2007 8:26 am

    I’m sure “Hispanics” worldwide will be surprised to learn that their “#1 News Source” is the rantings of this semi-literate.

    “Where do people from the Hispanic origin come from…Hispania?” — George Lopez

  4. 16 November 2007 12:29 am

    Damn. These types of fights always break out right when I run out of kettle korn.


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