Hola Jorge Ramos: Wait your turn!

For the record, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump.  His idea of deporting 11 million illegal immigrants is not workable and would throw the whole issue into the courts for a long time.

It would be better to deal with the illegal immigrants by enforcing workplace laws or eliminating the employment magnet that brings them here.    Furthermore, I’m willing to accept a path to legalization (not citizenship) for some, specially the kids who’ve grown up here.  Some of these youngsters are excelling in schools and want to serve in the US armed forces.

At the same time, I understand the anger about illegal immigration.   People are frustrated with the chaos, the costs and the violation of national sovereignty when people cross your borders and demand to be legalized.

Speaking of costs, National Review posted this:

“71 percent of illegal-alien headed households with children received some sort of welfare in 2009, compared with 39 percent of native-headed houses with children. Illegal immigrants generally access welfare programs through their U.S.-born children, to whom government assistance is guaranteed. Additionally, U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are entitled to American public schools, health care, and more, even though illegal-alien households rarely pay taxes.”

Do you understand now why people are angry?  They should be angry!

The US has every right to have immigration laws, as Mexico does.

What does Mexico do with illegal immigrants from Central America?  They deport them as most countries do!

Yesterday, Jorge Ramos did not show a lot of respect for journalism, his fellow journalists or the rest of us.

As you can see from the video, Jorge Ramos started making a speech as the news conference was getting underway.

Mr Trump asked Mr Ramos to wait his turn but he kept on talking.   So Mr Trump had Mr Ramos escorted out of the room.

For the record, Mr Ramos came back and got to ask lots of questions.

Mr Ramos could have avoided the whole thing by raising his hand and waiting his turn, like everybody else does.

Finally, Mr Ramos and others need to come to terms with the anger over illegal immigration.    It is not rooted on racism or anti-immigrant attitudes.    Instead, it is about the rule of law and respect for those of us who waited our turn to come legally into the country.

 

Happy # 78 to Diego Segui

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Let’s remember Diego Segui from Holguin.   He was another one of those Cubans who pitched in the US major leagues:   Segui won 92 games, saved 71 with a 3.81 ERA.  

He broke in with the Kansas City A’s (now Oakland A’s) in 1962 but left his mark in the city of Seattle.    

Segui is the answer to a great baseball trivia question:   Who pitched on opening day for the old Seattle Pilots in 1969 and the current Seattle Mariners who started playing in 1977?

Here is the story:

“The city of Seattle (Washington) has been home to two Major League franchises.

The Seattle Pilots, who were an American League team based in Seattle, Washington for one season, 1969, before being relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

And the modern day Seattle Mariners, an American League team also based in Seattle, Washington, 1977 through today.   

Diego Segui is the only player in baseball history to play for both the Seattle Pilots (66 games pitched in 1969) and the Seattle Mariners (40 games pitched in 1977).   

Even more unique than that, Diego Segui played in both franchises Opening Day game, appearing in relief on April 8, 1969, the first game in franchise history for the Seattle Pilots, and was handed the loss on April 6, 1977, the first game in franchise history for the Seattle Mariners.”

Our family lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I remember watching Segui in 1970-71 with the Oakland A’s.     He appeared in the 1971 ALCS with Oakland and in the 1975 World Series with Boston.

Diego retired in 1977 after pitching with a few other teams.   I don’t know where he is living now.

He will be always be remembered in Seattle.   He is the only man who wore the Pilots and Mariners uniforms on their respective opening day games!

“Oye Obama”: We want “muchos muchos dolares”

The travesty of US-Cuba talks is now down to this:  Fidel Castro is now asking for money on his birthday:

“Castro wrote: “Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions of dollars, as our country has stated with irrefutable arguments and data in all of its speeches at the United Nations.”

He did not go into detail on precisely how much money he reckons Washington owes Havana.

The Americans are also claiming compensation for US-owned property, such as real estate, that was confiscated when Castro took power.”

We don’t know if Fidel is on his own or speaking for Raul.    We do know that there are people in the left who will buy this nonsense that Cuba is a victim of the US.

Never mind that the USSR subsidized Cuba for 30 years or that the embargo does not stop countries from doing business with the regime.

This is what happens when you give away everything.   In other words, this is what results from “one way street” negotiations.   

Can you blame the Cubans for asking for billions?   They’ve gotten everything else from the Obama team! 

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