Saturday, August 3, 2019

Quickly Checking In...PGJE: TIJ Stats For July : 233 Intentional Homicides/Executions - TIJ YTD: 1,333 Intentional Homicides/Executions

Bernie.Warren Ticket !! Go Go Go Daddy-o- !

Quickly checking in because the computer just blew out, Mike has it going again but who knows for how long and my eyes are getting worse, blind as a bat. Also, the humidity and heat have really been bothering Princess Paris and need to give her a bathers with Desert Sun, no sulfates !

Just terrified by events in El Paso today, and no one is saying this yet, but have any of you noticed  the targets of this massacre and the Garlic Festival up north were mostly Hispanics ?

Trump The Dangerous Punk Racist

 ~ From The Baltimore Sun

" Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one."

Better To Have A Few Rats Than To Be One
By, Baltimore Sun Editorial Board - 07/27/19 



It is looking like the last month  of July in Tijuana according to the PGJE ended with 233 intentional homicides/executions; haven't had a chance to check the Federal numbers which have shown higher figures for previous months.

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Throwing this one in, because I love this group and will try to get back whenever the new computer is hooked up - at any rate, they have a distinct talent in pointing out different sides of the story.  Hmmmm...maybe if the bright ones did come back they could change things down here?  Like getting on their Government's case to clean up the contaminated beaches?  Just sayin.... 

"Este sueño Americano no es como lo pintan (This American Dream isn’t what they make it out to be) 

 Este sueño Americano es una pesadilla (This American Dream is a nightmare)

 Mucho trabajo poco “hangueo”, el dinero que me queda (A lot of work, not much free time, and the money that’s left over)

 Solo me alcanza para McDonald’s y a veces pa’ las chelas (Is only sufficient for McDonald’s and occasionally for beer) 

 Ya estoy hasta la madre (I’m fed up)

 De tantos biles tanta renta que pagar (With too many bills and rent to pay)

 Mejor me regreso pa mi tierra (I better return to my land)

 México lindo mi tierra natal (Beautiful Mexico, my homeland)

 One way ticket to One way ticket to One way ticket to TJ

 Busco trabajo limpiando casas (I look for work cleaning houses)

 Y en el fin de semana (And during the weekends)

 De costurera, de cocinera (as a tailor and as a cook)

 Le jalo donde pueda (I work wherever I can)

 Allá en mi pueblo (There in my town) 

No necesitan matarse en el trabajo (You don’t need kill yourself working) 

Viven tranquilos, viven la vida (They live peacefully, they live the life)

 Y todos en familia (And everyone with family) 

 Ya estoy hasta la madre (I’m fed up) 

 De tantos biles tanta renta que pagar (With too many bills and rent to pay)

 Mejor me regreso pa mi tierra (I better return to my land) 

México lindo mi tierra natal (beautiful Mexico, my homeland) 

One way ticket to One way ticket to One way ticket to TJ "



Anonymous said...

Your blog is always terrific!
Really liked the music video and The Mexican Standoff are great! But do you think this was suppose to be a humorous tongue in cheek statement? After all, TJ isn't the greatest place to be with all the violence and other problems.

Maggie said...

Wow, a comment ! Just exhausted here keeping up with the mayhem in the states. You know, I wondered when I linked the Mexican Standoff's song if they were sincere or perhaps they hoped it would be used for robust discussion in an advanced Sociology class.

Several issues come to mind: the so-called American Dream which is actually a nightmare for most Americans today and not just immigrants. The economy is only really great for the wealthy, people are struggling working two jobs to keep up, not just the immigrants. The infrastructure is deteriorating for everyone - not just for the immigrants. Access to affordable Health Care is bad for millions of people - not just for the immigrants. Affordable higher education limits participation except for the wealthy (unless you take out back breaking loans), not just for the immigrants.And here, in California especially San Diego we are all breathing bad air (6th worse in the entire country) - not just the immigrants. Of course, the scapegoat for all of the social ills in America is the immigrant.

Nostalgia and romanticism has always been a burden for all immigrants;100 years ago when the Italians were playing bocce ball on Sundays you know they were remembering & relishing how great Mama's food was, the beautiful olive trees, the fresh air everything beautiful about the old country ahhhh. And, what did the Irish who lived in some of the shabbiest dirty slums of New York dream about? That they wished they never had made the journey to begin with ? What about all the others who barely scrapped by? Did they regret it?

But they stayed on and eventually eventually prospered at least in comparison to their previous conditions, which in many cases were a choice between life and death.

So, I'm confused because although we know there is a wave of right fanaticism in the United States, could it be as bad for the Mexican immigrant portrayed in the song as compared to the Zoot suit days? I would think that the so-called Barrios nowadays are super equipped with social agencies and professional counselors and attorneys who in fact are of Mexican decent who are there primarily to help the immigrants and each other. I can't believe they are not there. One of the main goals of the Chicano Movement was to set up distinct networks to help & support the people. Especially people dealing with culture shock.

I keep thinking about Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne in..what was it, Rio something when the regiment sang "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen"...anyway, thanks for the comment.