Beto’s ‘malas palabras’

The Beto O’Rourke campaign ran into a heckler when he brought up the topic of AR-15’s:    

Beto O’Rourke confronted a heckler Wednesday at a campaign event who laughed while he was talking about the Uvalde school shooting, telling the person, “It may be funny to you, motherfucker, but it is not funny to me.”

We don’t know for sure but it’s possible that the “heckler” was reacting to O’Rourke’s history of the AR-15. This is from Karen Townsend:     

O’Rourke wasn’t discussing “details of the tragedy” when the laughter occurred, as The Hill reports. He was talking about how the AR-15 was designed to kill Charlie in ‘Nam and offering up his version of a combat stance. All of that was eminently laughable, as Beto clearly has no idea what he’s talking about here.    

And that’s probably what prompted the heckler to say something. The AR-15 was not used in Vietnam.  It is a legal rifle owned by thousands, if not millions of citizens.  What happened in Uvalde speaks more about lousy parents, unlocked school doors, and maybe a society that needs to pay more attention to what we post on social media. Simply put, an AR-15 did not walk into a school and start shooting innocent people.   A confused young man in Uvalde did that, not the AR-15!

Anyway, Beto reacted with an “expletive deleted” as they called them a years ago.  Why did he do it?  He probably did not think that anybody would challenge his ignorance of guns.   

At least, Beto does know what a woman is.   He referred to the heckler as “a mother-f-word” rather than  “the wokish birthing person” option.  I wonder if some of the wokies are yelling at him on the phone for using the word “mother”?

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Leora Levy, a Cuban-Jewish-American, running as Connecticut’s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate

From our Bureau of Politicians Who Understand the Evils of Socialism and Wokeness

Leora Levy (nee Leora Mariana Rosenberg) has just won the Republican primary in Connecticut –against a party-backed candidate — and now faces an uphill battle for a seat in the U.S. Senate in one of the bluest of blue states. She was born in Havana in 1957 and came to the U.S. as a child when her family fled from the Castro regime. Leora Levy is fluent in Spanish. Her mother and grandparents fled Lithuania in 1940.

Well, get ready, this senate race is going to get ugly, for sure, given the high stakes of this midterm election and the extreme polarization that is gripping the U.S.. Leora is running against liberal senior senator Richard Blumenthal, the richest member of the U.S. Senate (worth $100 million). Connecticut is a rabidly blue state and Blumenthal, who previously served as the state’s Attorney General, is very popular.

The Washington Post and many other news outlets have already dubbed her “The Trump-backed candidate,” others are calling her “The MAGA candidate,” which in the lingo of the liberal news media is a way of calling her a “right-wing” lunatic.

But if Leora wins and all other ten Cuban-American representatives and senators remain or return to Washington, Cubans will have broken some sort of record for the highest percentage of top lawmakers per capita in the U.S.. The number of Cubans in the U.S. is only two million. The total population of the U.S. is 330 million. This means that an immigrant group with less than 1 percent (.006, to be exact) of the population will have 11 seats in congress. Amazing.

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Reports from Cuba: Flames go out in Matanzas, but the drama continues in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez writes in 14yMedio from Havana via Translating Cuba:

The Flames Go Out in Matanzas but the Drama Continues in Cuba

In the face of each tragedy, the questions pile up and the detailed results of the investigations are rarely published.

The sky has turned blue again over Havana and in the city of Matanzas the flames at the Supertanker Base no longer rise on the horizon. However, the tragedy is still ongoing and the questions we all ask ourselves remain unanswered. Why did the lightning rod system not work? Who ordered taking inexperienced young people from the Military Service to try to stop the flames? What is the magnitude of the environmental disaster that this incident has left?

In the face of each tragedy, the questions pile up and the detailed results of the investigations are rarely published. With the plane crash that occurred in May 2018, barely any generalities were offered about its cause and we had to settle for a vague official statement that placed responsibility for the accident on the crew. We are still waiting for the report from the experts on the explosion at the Saratoga hotel from more than three months ago, nor is there any realistic analysis of how many lives were lost on this island for not accepting, at the worst moment of the pandemic, the covid-19 vaccines from the Covax fund.

The regime’s lack of transparency is matched only by its ineptitude. The mix of secrecy and inefficiency in this system is proving deadly for Cubans. The violation of the minimum security protocols, the triumphalism that makes one believe that it is possible to achieve certain goals when the minimum conditions to do so do not exist, and the stubbornness of carrying out projects “at whatever price is necessary” take lives every day in this country. Lives for which no one is responsible because the impunity of those responsible for ending them is absolute.

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4,000 Cuban migrants intercepted by U.S. Coast Guard in past 10 months

Ungrateful wretches who simply won’t accept the wonders of socialism

From our Bureau of Potentially Lethal and Fruitless Endeavors

They keep fleeing in unseaworthy vessels even though they surely know that the U.S. will send them right back to the hell from which they were trying to flee. Tragically, many of these vessels carry far too many passengers, making them more susceptible to capsizing.

It’s insane. But, in truth, life in Castrogonia will make even the sanest person insane.

In a related story, an even greater number of Cubans keep fleeing to the U.S. on foot through Mexico. But only those who can get their hands on dollars can flee through this route. It’s also dangerous. Yesterday, a road accident in Mexico killed 6 would-be migrants and injured 10 others, some of whom were Cubans. And 4 of those who died were children.

More ungrateful wretches

Loosely translated from Cubanos Por El Mundo

The United States Coast Guard specified in its latest report that, since October 2021, when the current fiscal year began, to date, almost 4,000 Cuban rafters have been intercepted.

According to information provided by US authorities, the 3,963 Cuban rafters arrested arriving in the Florida Keys during this fiscal year alarmingly exceeded the 838 Antilleans intercepted last year.

This figure is only surpassed by the 5,396 Cubans who were detained arriving in rustic boats to US waters in fiscal year 2016.

It is worth mentioning that, this Friday, the United States Coast Guard repatriated 36 a group of Cuban rafters who had been detained after several interdictions on the Florida coast.

Remembering Fidel Castro for what he really was: a fascist admirer of Hitler

Most Cubans on the island along with many of his foreign supporters have no idea that murderous tyrant Fidel Castro was a fascist and an admirer of Adolf Hitler.

Roberto Alvarez Quiñones explains in Diario de Cuba: (my translation)

On the Fidel Castro unknown in Cuba: the fascist and admirer of Hitler

The crisis suffocating Cuba today is the most serious one it has suffered since the national flag was raised over the tower of El Morro. Who was and continues to be the principle person responsible for all this? It’s the third child Lina Ruz gave the owner of the house where she was a maid: Fidel Hipólito.

This is why on the the 96th anniversary of his arrival in this world, which he almost pulverized in 1962 (when he urged Nikita Khrushchev to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.), regardless of how distasteful it is to mention his name, there is no place for “Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember..,” the famous opening line of Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

It is not possible to bury in oblivion the man who assassinated thousands of Cubans, forced more than two million to emigrate, and in the process, destroyed Cuba. It is the same way that it’s historically impossible to ignore Caligula, Ivan the Terrible, or Adolf Hitler.

And it is precisely why the similarities between Fidel Castro and Hitler, the fascist core of the Caribbean, today is an opportune time to address and look at the true Commander in Chief, the one the people on the Island do not really know.

Fidel Castro warned, as did Hitler, that dramatization can hypnotize the “masses.”

Very few people in Cuba today know that Castro admired Hitler and studied him thoroughly. Armando Llorente, the Spanish Jesuit priest, professor, mentor, and friend of Fidel at the Belen School years ago told the story of how Castro requested Hitler’s Mein Kampf at the school library, and that it “very much influenced him.”

Llorente added: “[Fidel] studied and read a lot, and especially had a predilection for books about Spanish conquistadors and the writers of Nazi and fascists leaders, such as Hitler, Mussolini, and Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera.” He also emphasized that “[Fidel] sang ‘Face to the Sun’ (the hymn of the Spanish Falange) twenty thousands times with me with his arm held high.”

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The Smithsonian Latino exhibit’s Marxist portrayal of Hispanic history is a ‘disgrace’

While it’s no surprise the Smithsonian’s exhibit on Latino history was created from a Marxist perspective, it makes it no less disgraceful and offensive. This preview of sorts of the upcoming Museum of the American Latino has many Hispanic Americans who initially backed its creation doubting their support.

Alfonso Aguilar, Mike Gonzalez, and Joshua Trevino write in The Hill:

The Smithsonian’s Latino exhibit is a disgrace

A new Latino exhibit at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) offers an unabashedly Marxist portrayal of history, religion and economics. It is, quite frankly, disgraceful. Its only redeeming quality is that it makes clear why the forthcoming National Museum of the American Latino must not be funded.

It was a mistake for Republicans to have gone along with passage, in late 2020, of the National Museum of the American Latino Act. They were misled by liberal proponents who told them the museum would be fair.

Some of us who joined a letter in support of the bill, after being asked to sign by promoters, now feel badly let down that the museum is being used to advance an ideologically biased narrative about the Hispanic experience in America. Some of us foresaw what would happen and warned for years that this museum would become a hothouse to curate grievances against the United States. This is exactly what this exhibit is.

Congress must now correct that error by refusing to fund the museum — of which the current exhibit is an explicit preview. The exhibit, and the museum it previews, are profoundly disconnected from the actual Latino experience and cultures in the United States. It elevates only leftist ideologues, celebrates transexual activists, denigrates Christianity, denounces capitalism, condemns the West, portrays the United States as iniquitous and oppressive and badly distorts history. It advances the classic oppressor-oppressed agenda of textbook Marxism.

Among the tendentious or downright false assertions in the Latino exhibit at NMAH are that:

· The United States stole one-third of Mexico in 1848.

· Cubans came here seeking economic opportunity, not escaping communist barbarism.

· The Texas Revolution was a defense of slavery against an abolitionist Mexico.

Leftwing and Marxist dictators, including Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Plutarco Elias Calles and Daniel Ortega are not named even once. Rightwing autocrats such as Fulgencio Batista and Rafael Trujillo, who left office more than half a century ago, are mentioned, and for the purpose of accusing the United States of supporting regional oppression in the fight against communism.

Leftist guerrilla and terroristic movements, including the Shining Path, the FMLN, the FARC and beyond, are absent — but the Nicaraguan Contras, who fought against a communist regime to liberalize their country, are called out for “terror.”

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More protests in Cuba over blackouts

The unrest in communist Cuba grows and the situation moves closer to the tipping point as blackouts caused by the corruption and incompetence of the Castro dictatorship continue to plague the island nation.

Via CubaNet (my translation):

‘Things are heating up in Güira de Melena’: pot-banging protest over blackouts

On Friday night, residents of the town of Güira de Melena in the province of Artemisa took to the streets to protest long hours of no electricity.

In images shared on social media by several individuals, Cubans can be heard demanding the return of electricity to the rhythm of congas and banging pots. These types of protests are becoming more frequent across the island due to the unsustainable electricity and economic crisis.

“A blackout and things are heating up in Güira de Melena,” wrote Albert Fonse on Twitter, along with photos and videos where the large group of protesters can be seen.

“Güira de Melena has woken up. Tonight they came out with their pots to protest the blackouts,” said Adrian Gonzalez Garcia, who also reported that police had arrived at the scene and later on “the electricity was turned back on.”

On Facebook, Ezequiel Ignacio Alvarez Sosa reported that special forces were sent in.

“We need all of Cuba! Down with the dictatorship!” said the comments on the videos of the protests.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

I remember when they called it segregation

Another day, another story about a college out of control.  Check this one about UC-San Diego:     

Families of white students have been prohibited from participating in numerous college welcome programs at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) during the Fall 2022 welcome week, according to a Triton Weeks of Welcome (TWOW) advertisement.

On Sept. 9-11, for example, UCSD is hosting a “Black, Latinx, and Native American Family Orientation.” Later in the week, between Sept. 12-17, the university will have a “Black Surf Week.” 

On July 26, Christopher Rufo, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, posted a tweet offering his perspective on “Black Surf Week.” 

According to Rufo, these actions are clear violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which states, “All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods [and] services… of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race…” 

Well, I understand that some Asian students are wondering if they are in or out.  They are often referred to as ‘white adjacent,’ ‘privileged,’ and ‘over-represented.’”  Are they “privileged” because their parents expect them to study and succeed? What about white Hispanics?  Are they in or out?  Maybe they are out because they are the ones who came with Columbus and destroyed the continent. Of course, all of this begs the question: Where are the school administrators?  The adults in the campus? Where is Governor Newsom?  Or VP Harris from the Golden State?   

Once upon a time, we used to call this segregation and a lot of people marched against it.  Heck, I remember a fellow named Dr. Martin Luther King who said:   

““I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.””

Maybe it’s me but inviting people based on skin color used to be racist.  Maybe things have changed or maybe you should send your kids to a different school.    

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