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A page-turner

21 May 2010

Of the 89 people sitting on the Republican members’ side of the aisle, pretending to listen attentively to President Calderón’s speech to the United States House of Representatives, only 29 were actually House Members.  The other 60 were mostly teen-aged pages, along with a few staffers rounded up to make it look as if the party of business is actually interested in the United States’ relations with its third largest trading partner and foreign oil supplier, and second largest export market.

On the other hand, it was kind of a dull speech.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Shmooie permalink
    21 May 2010 9:23 pm

    BLITZER: So in other words, if somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America, through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job…

    CALDERON: No, no.

    BLITZER: They can work.

    CALDERON: If — if somebody do that without permission, we send back — w. send back them.

  2. Pot Kettle Black permalink
    23 May 2010 3:49 pm

    Is Calderon and his congress listening?


    Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico, documents the alarming levels of abuse faced by the tens of thousands of Central American irregular migrants that every year attempt to reach the US by crossing Mexico.

    “Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses,” said Rupert Knox, Mexico Researcher at Amnesty International.

    “Persistent failure by the authorities to tackle abuses carried out against irregular migrants has made their journey through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world.”

    • 23 May 2010 9:14 pm

      … A report which says the abuses are not official policy, and which the state acknowledges as a problem. I suggest before you post things like this, you actually read the report in question.

  3. not Australia's ambassador to Mexico permalink
    23 May 2010 4:35 pm

    one wonders if NPR used the timing of Felipe Calderón visit to Washington to increase the reading of this article of the War on Drugs.

  4. fredman permalink
    26 May 2010 3:26 pm

    I say we take those 225 nukes and aim them right at the Mexican border see if aanyone still wants to come over illegally. Aim one directly at Mexican president felipe calderon’s house, see if he still thinks America and Arizona’s laws are racist.

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