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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0032 Guest Raul Torres

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    LatinoTalk Texas is America's only daily Independent political analysis from the Latino perspective.  Today's guest was Raul Torres .  Mr. Raul Torres, CPA , has been an elected representative from Corpus Christi and although he was eminently qualified for Texas Comptroller the political machine in Texas forced him out for another more popular but unqualified candidate.  His insight into Texas politics and Latino issues in Texas is extremely valuable and I'm very grateful he called the show to share his insight.  Also, he appreciates the purpose and importance of Latino Talk Texas .  I am very grateful for that also.  On the show today I pointed out how, in the news, many of the predictions and analysis I have made during the past few months have been proved correct.  For example, I predicted that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria would not comply with any agreement and the news today confirms that.  I predicted that the Tea parties would hate Jeb Bush for the same reasons that I like him.  I also predicted, recently, that Obama will NOT ease deportations practices after the election especially if Democrats do badly.  He won't "reward" Latinos for that.  Raul Torres and I discuss Greg Abbott's laudable efforts to win Pro-Life Latino votes in the Rio Grande Valley but I lament that he is the ONLY one doing so.  Torres confirms my observation that the Democrats take Latinos for granted and that the Republicans, otherwise, don't care for the Latino vote.  Great show today!! 

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014 0023 Latinos and "Not being Latino"

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    On today's show, I read several articles that have to do with the importance of the Latino vote and the way that politicos are attempting to address it and some commentary on that subject by Ruben Navarrette and my own commentary.  Yes, there are GOP political types trying to reach out to Latinos by speaking Spanish here and there but it will require much more than a few words in Spanish to correct their histories of blatant anti-Latino agenda.  However, I also think it is morally incorrect to utilize ethnicity as a political tool.  For example, in the case of NM Governor Martinez was accused of "Not having a Latino Heart."  That is blatant racism to equate ones ethnicity with a political movement.  That is un-Christian and immoral.  I also read a piece describing the absurdity of using the Constitution as the basis for support of radical secularism.  Leon Pannetta, former CIA director, says he knew the Benghazi attack was an act of terrorism.  Finally, I mention that soon the Bigelow inflatable module will soon be mounted on the ISS for testing.  Good news for our space program.  LatinoTalk Texas is America's only daily Independent Political Analysis from the Latino perspective.  

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0042 Texas & Latino Values

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    LatinoTalk Texas is America's only daily independent political analysis from the Latino perspective.  On today's show I discussed a number of timely issues important Latinos and Latinos in Texas. First, I read an article from Latina.com that pointed out Latino celebrities that are not afraid to comment on political issues especially those important to other Latinos like Immigration Reform which this show favors greatly. Next, I discuss the insulting prospect that a conservative "news" outlet joked the murderess of Selena Quintanilla Perez would be released from prison. This is not true but remains personally insulting. I read an article from "Latinos Ready to Vote" outlining the religiosity of Mexicanos and Mexican Americans in America. No surprise the vast majority, like this show, are Catholic. Later, I mention that Texas Values is working on a number of morality issues in Texas and among them is the effort to defend Christmas and other religious expression which this show also supports. Another issue in the sights of Texas Values is the City of Plano, Texas that has passed a controversial "equal rights" ordinance. Opponents say it violates the First Amendment Freedom of Religion. I enter into a reminding discussion of my perception of the two major political forces in America. They are the Culture of Life and the Culture of Anti-Life or the Culture of Death. Because this show and the vast majority of Latinos are Catholic, we are among the Culture of Life and work to expose the Culture of Death and its means of undermining the Culture of Life. Lastly, I read two articles about Immigration Reform. One article from CNN and by an economist reports on the financial benefits of Immigration Reform which confirms what we have said for years. Lastly, another article articulates the political pitfalls the Republicans have now they have failed to act on Immigration Reform.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0025 The Importance of Voting Independently

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    LatinoTalk Texas is America's only daily Independent Political Analysis from the Latino Perspective.  On today's show, I spend several minutes discussing the nature of the Latino vote and the imperativeness that American Latinos get out and vote. I read a piece by Maria Teresa Kumar, co-foundress of Voto Latino, who said in her essay, "How the Latino Vote became a Movement for Change," that, "Latinos also realize it is up to us to vote to protect our families and our communities. Only by building our segment of the electorate can we change the bad politics practiced by both major parties that now stands in the way of needed policy changes on immigration reform and other issues. " which deeply echoes my many remarks on this, America's only daily independent political analysis from the Latino perspective. I later describe the sad state of affairs in Iraq and Syria as Islamic State Army is at the doorstep of Bagdad and our air campaign under dubious leadership is failing. Lastly, I discuss the fear mongering that is going on behind "Climate Change" agenda.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0022 The Texas Governor Race

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    LatinoTalk Texas is America's only daily Independent Latino Political analysis program in English.  In the first segment I reiterated the importance of voting and why there are political forces in America who don't want you to vote.  Don't listen to them because Latinos are about to become the dominant force in America and there are those Democrats who don't care about you but believe they own you.  And the Republicans have been taken over by the anti-Latino Tea parties and they hate you and want you to leave America.  You must go vote but you can vote independently.  Please do so!  In the second segment I discuss the importance of the Latino vote in the Texas Governor race and how Greg Abbott who is married to a Latina and is also ardently pro-Life seeks to attract the votes of Pro-Life Latinos in the Rio Grande Valley where, incidentally, Wendy Davis, the Democrat nominee for Governor lost the race against a Pro-Life Latino in those same RGV counties.  I'm independent, and cannot support either Davis or Abbott.  Davis is so corrupt she can't visit her own children.  Remember, she rose to fame because she defended abortion at any cost.  Abbott, on the other hand wrote a "Friend of Court Brief" in favor of the very deliberately anti-Latino Arizona SB 1070 which was largely found to be unconstitutional.  He knew better and when questioned about it he preferred to avoid the subject.  He's running from it, I think, and he, politically, seeks to have his cake and eat it too.  In other words, he's anti-Latino in one crowd of Tea partiers and Pro-Life and Pro-Latino in another crowd in south Texas.  I just don't trust either one and won't support either one.  Vote independently!  

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0004 Immigration still the Fulcrum in Politics

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    Happy Martin Luther King day!  LatinoTalk Texas is news issues and interviews impoortant to American Latinos.  Today, Martin Luther King Day, I read a piece I published a few years ago in SomosRepublicans.com entitled, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - Martyr. Today's episode is titled "Immigration Still the Fulcrum in Politics" and I prove that up with several articles detailing how immigration issues still balance the politics in Texas, among Republicans nationally, and in American Latino Politics. Republicans in Texas seek to investigate and immigration status of students in Texas and I state this will result in ethnic discrimination against Latinos in Texas and not all students. This is wrong and immoral and will result negatively against Republicans. Additionally, Republicans are accused nationally of avoiding immigration topics in the upcoming 2016 debates by not allowing Univision to cover their debates. There is more news about Univision as they are in a whopping 96% of Latino homes in America and now, its majority owner, Haim Saban, has formed a relationship with Hillary Clinton and says it is a dream of his for her to become president. Powerful news and I conclude that the Republicans are fooling themselves to think they can win any more national elections without earning the Latino vote. I conclude that even Jeb Bush who strongly favors Latinos and CIR cannot win as a Republican considering that the rest of the Republican party then and still even harder today strives to drive away Latino voters with their anti-Latino legislation in Texas and nationally.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0023 Activist George Rice

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    LatinoTalk Texas is America's only independent political analysis daily talk show presented in English for all to hear.  Today, George Rice, a political activist from the Rio Grande Valley called to discuss the political happenings in that politically interesting place of Texas.  Initially, George complained that young Democrats had called a "Meet the Candidate" function but "stacked the deck" and only invited one Republican candidate and when confronted lied about inviting others.  I reported that is the nature of politics and it is not fair but that it is independents like myself who can see the unfairness each or all poltical parties are routinely involved with.  We continued our discussion of the unique political dynamics in south Texas that involve Latino voters.  They consistenty vote Democrat but remain conservative and a recent Latino Pro-Life Democrat candidate for Texas Governor beat out Hard line pro-abortion Democrat Wendy Davis for the votes in those south Texas counties.  Now, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott running for Governor is trying to win those same votes.  Furthermore, and I've discussed this on my show many times, is the fact that Abbott seeks these votes but is himself anti-Latino and supported past anti-Latino measures like SB 1070 and will also support other anti-Latino measures.  George and I discuss also and he and I both lament the crypto-libertarian movement into the GOP and how it has driven leaders like George and myself out of the GOP although George remains a member his group was destroyed.  


     

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0005 A New Day in Texas & America?

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    Is it really a "New Day" in Texas and America? I review the SOTU address and comment negatively on Obama's motivations to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans which is just more class warfare and bad economic policy and give France as an example. I am; however, that Obama offers hawkish rhetoric with regard to terrorism and ISIL. Until now I have critical of Obama's response to ISIL and terrorism. I am, on the other hand, critical of Obama on Immigration Reform and criticize him for not promoting CIR. I maintain he is no hero on that subject. Lastly, I criticize Obama for taking a victory lap on the economy when the statistics when fully examined show a very weak recovery and still a precarious situation. Lastly, I continue to blame Obama and the Democrats for the moral decay that has beset our nation. Before I go on to Texas news I comment on the Tea party response by Clawson of Florida who tauted among other issues the Tea party's desire to limit all forms of immigration which confirms what I have said about them for years now: The Tea Party is nativist and isolationist. Then on to issues in Texas and I read an article about the new Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, who is struggling to post conciliatory rhetoric to Latinos and minorities in Texas while he hides from his support for the anti-Latino Arizona SB 1070. Simultaneously, the commentary in the article was about Joe Straus, Speaker and Abbott trying to contain radical Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick. Patrick who will reinvent himself depending upon who is listening and, in my opinion, has ZERO honor, will cater to the radical anti-immigration forces from the Tea Party. Finally, I read quickly an article detailing the US Chamber of Commerce 13 steps to a robust economy which they agree is still very weak and could easily collapse. Among those options they declare Immigration Reform is Key. LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to Latinos in America.  

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0001 First Show of 2015!

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    I remark, first, on the fact that the Christmas season actually came to end yesterday with the Epiphany of the Lord and discussed how it is celebrated among Latinos. I go on to read Pope Francis's comments on this important celebration of Christmas. I read an article about Bishop Tobin in Rhode Island rejected an invitation to participate in the inauguration of that state's pro-abortion governor. Abortion, the Bishop said, is a "grave moral evil" and I fully agree as do most Latinos in America. I then read another article regarding the struggle against the culture of death in the form of homosexual "marriage" which is the sanctioning of a moral outrage and is an effort to undermine the very fabric of the American culture. I read an article from Florida where that state has been forced by a court to begin conducting such unions. Finally, I read that most of the new congress is Christian and many are also Catholic. In the next segment I read an important article from the Texas Tribune which chronicles the activities of the Tea party agitators and how the seek to overtake the Republican leadership in Austin and Washington DC. I also comment how the GOP seeks to placate these radicals who bring with them the white supremacist goals of the Tanton Network and don't care if they alienate the Latino vote. the article talks about Louie Gohmert's effort to unseat John Boehner and other efforts to undermine John Cornyn proving my points. Then, in the last segment I discuss more action from Jeb Bush in that he has formed a new PAC that will promote a run for the Presidency. I discuss the dynamics of that and point out that Bush is the only candidate who actually has Latino issues and Latinos in mind when he runs. The very things that make me like him also make the Tea party types hate him and call him the destruction of the Republican Party.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0003 New Legislative Season & Immigration

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    LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to Latinos in America.  On today's show, I discuss the new legislative season and how the politics of the election season and the legislative season greatly differ both in Austin, Texas and Washington DC. It is my opinion and I have articles to support my position that now that the elections have past that the real fighting begins here in Texas and Washington. The real fighting, my opinion is, the Tea party radicals who are anti-Latino at their very core, will struggle to overtake the Republican leadership and the re-write the Republican Party platform in their own pseudo-libertarian platform. I worked for many years to expose that but what I didn't realize was that Republicans who were previously so interested in the Latino vote under the leadership of the Bush family are now and have been since then willing to sacrifice the Latino vote in favor of obtaining the Tea party vote in an effort to placate those same radicals. Unfortunately, it seems that the Tea party radicals cannot be so easily placated either in Washington or Austin and it seems to me that Immigration issues are the very crux or fulcrum upon which these struggles balance. In Washington, Boehner who favors immigration reform continues to pander to the very few radicals in his party from the anti-immigration camp while they continue to have a metaphorical knife aimed at his back. While in Austin, the Tea party types again fostered an effort to oust Joe Straus as Speaker of the House but failed...miserably. In other words, during the legislative session, Republicans behave like Republicans but during the election season Republicans, like Dan Patrick in Texas, try very hard to sound like Tea party radicals. Dan Patrick has been elected to the Lt. Governor seat in Texas and I am VERY worried about what he will do to Latinos along the border and elsewhere in Texas with his plan to address immigration at the state level.