Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sábado Gigante

* We're going to to try to look on the bright side here and say that the kidnapping and likely murder of a former presidential candidate here will halt, at least temporarily, the steady stream of politicians declaring Querétaro to be perfectly safe and free of organized crime. It will be interesting to watch them strike a balance between mourning his death and pretending it never happened.

* Given Mexicans' equal love of both history and alcohol, someone needs to do a Mexican version of these videos. "Historias Borrachas"?

* One narco's wife captured and released by a rival cartel, another's captured and released by Felipe Calderon. One more, and it's officially a trend.

* Here's a get rich quick scheme, America: let in more illegals...

Study after study has shown that immigrants grow the economy, expanding demand for goods and services that the foreign-born workers and their families consume, and thereby creating jobs. There is even broad agreement among economists that while immigrants may push down wages for some, the overall effect is to increase average wages for American-born workers.

* Arizona elimates "ethnic studies." This sort of thing has been tried before. Of course, it's not about race. It's never about race.

* Hey, what's more American than Coca-Cola? (More here.)

* Boycotting Arizona became a lot harder when we learned that both Fender and Taser are headquartered there.

* Enough about Mexican immigrants...let's talk about Canadians.

* We suppose it's certainly possible that professional Mexican drivers are less insane on the road the the rest of their countrymen. Not so sure about the bridge-builders, however. We hope they're not hiring the same people who were digging up Queretaro's streets all last year.


Anonymous said...

If you do a search on Eduardo Garcia Valseca, you'll run into a Washington Post article about his kidnapping. He was kidnapped right outside his ranch in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, just a few kilometers away from the ranch of Diego F de Cevallos. I think it was the same gang. It has to be the same. Same style, same area.

Anonymous said...

I like the new Arizona Taliban government. No more ethnic studies. Next step will be to dynamite all Budas, I mean, Mexican restaurants and sombreros will be prohibited.

Anonymous said...

And Budas as well. They are foreign anyway. And ethnic too.