Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mexican National Shouts "Viva Mexico!" During His Execution in Texas:

Humberto Leal, a Mexican national who came to the United States as a small child, decided at the last moments of his life that his loyalty to Mexico was too important not to express as he was being executed. 

Humberto Leal was convicted of killing a 16-year old girl in a most gruesome fashion and sentenced to death in Texas. 

According to Fox news: 

"As the lethal injection began taking effect, the Mexican National convicted of the brutal rape and killing of a teenage girl in 1995 shouted, "Viva Mexico!" just before he died at a Texas prison."

The case received much publicity as Mexico attempted to halt the execution because Mr. Leal had not been apprised of his right to seek counsel from the Mexican government through a Mexican consulate.

Somehow, this issue had not come up during the previous sixteen years of appeals by Mr. Leal.

President Obama also sought to halt the execution.

Details are available at the link to Fox news below.

After reading of the details of the crime, a reasonable person would think that Mexico would send a letter of appreciation to Texas for removing Mr. Leal from this mortal existence.  Instead, they used it as yet another occasion to meddle in U.S. and Texas affairs and to whip up Mexican nationalism. 

Read more:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Video: Mexican Military Incursions into the U.S.!:

The following video is a bit out of date, but is sobering nonetheless.  The current situation in Mexico, along the border, and incursions by the Mexican military are certainly issues that need to be examined further and appropriate responses put into place.  The sense that the U.S. government under Obama is lying about border security is widespread and growing.  Parts of Arizona are posted with warning signs - warning Americans to stay out!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Paul Mero Calls for Reasonable People to Wake Up Against the Anti-HB116 Mob!:

Paul Mero, of the Sutherland Institute, in a recent article in the Deseret News calls for "principled and reasonable people to wake up."

Why should they wake up?

According to Mr. Mero, they need to get elected delegates in party caucuses to overthrow the "mob" of anti-HB116 advocates. 

They must do so in the name of "decency, mutual respect and sound thinking for the future of this great state."

The article ("Passion of HB116 activists could backfire," Deseret News, 7/5/11) can be accessed at:

The very odd thing about this call, in the name of decency and mutual respect, is that Mr. Mero seems to have forgotten to apply these same principles in his article.

For example, this is how he portrays the anti-HB116 people:

"...the delusions continue for many activists who oppose the reasonable idea of responsible reform."

"...these disgruntled patriots..."

"...Utah's enforcement-only crowd..."

"'s difficult (even unwise) to discount the efforts of an angry mob."

"The more vocal and passionate these disgruntled patriots become, the more they run the risk of sounding increasingly unreasonable."

 "...instead of getting its narrow-minded way about who represents Utah, the mob could get the very same boot it seeks to apply..."

I ask you, does this sound like "mutual respect?"

Does it sound civil?

Or does it sound like Paul Mero is trying to frame opponents in terms that make people, who are not awake, reject without reason the anti-HB116 viewpoint?

The problem for Paul Mero and the Sutherland Institute is that, when people do wake up and start to examine the issues surrounding illegal immigration, they move toward the anti-HB116 position. 

Indeed, they need to wake up so that the legislature follows their lead and throws out the absurdity of HB116.

Paul Mero is making a good call for people to wake up - it just won't lead to his expected result.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Paul Mero and Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's New Friends - The Partnership for a New American Economy (Part 1):

To be fair, I don't know how close Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is with billionaire Bloomberg's pro-immigration insider-club described below or whether or not Paul Mero is a good buddy with the same group. 

Certainly, for Mr. Shurtleff, there is some contact, communication and coordination for at least the meeting described below. 

In Paul Mero's case - at the very least, an adoring fascination and fixation with the group surfaces.  He may see in them an ally to help fulfill his desire to take his amnesty and cheap labor options nationwide in the immigration debate. 

However, since they are all singing from the same page, so to speak, it is reasonable to ask whether or not they are much better friends than it appears from the brief news coverage of billionaire Bloomberg's pro-immigration group in our local media.   I will leave it an open question, but the nature and goals of billionaire Bloomberg's group, The Partnership for a New American Economy, should be examined more closely.

We need to take seriously the goals of this group as they have deep, deep, deep pockets. 

If they so choose, they can throw a lot of money around. 

Their clout can also certainly open doors to elected officials' offices and to media access. 

But whose interest is this group really serving?

That is the question that has to be considered before public officials run like a herd to follow the money-powers' lead.

Indeed...a lead that will be coded in the most noble principles and framed in an elegant campaign to convince us that immigration is one of the greatest things we could possibly do for the economy!

The current stage of the story begins back in May 2011. 

Paul Mero, of the Sutherland Institute, wrote an article which appeared in the Deseret News on 5/5/11 ("Taking the compact to Washington"). 

In his article, Mr. Mero lets the cat out of the bag when he tells us that Utah has the right to pursue its own solutions to immigration issues: " the face of federal inaction regarding comprehensive immigration policy."

It seems, from this admission, that the goal of HB116 and the "Utah Solution" was meant to be "comprehensive" in the sense that it creates, among other things, an amnesty for those who are in the United States illegally and living in Utah.

Mr. Mero and the amnesty-gang, furthermore, are not trying to get the federal government to actually enforce current laws in any meaningful way.

That would not be "comprehensive." 

But it would be effective!

So, I gather that they are not interested in effective enforcement.

If not enforcement, then what is their motivation? 

Are they merely humanitarians seeking to create an open-door to ever increasing numbers of workers in America from foreign lands because they want what is best for those in other nations?  (I gather that American workers can just fend for themselves).

Indeed, Mr. Mero states that the Utah bills will have the effect of: 

"...ensuring that our businesses have all of the employees they need for future growth."

And how many of those employees will be Americans, Mr. Mero?

In the same article, Mero talks about the great sounding "Partnership for a New American Economy" and how they have taken notice of the Utah Compact:

"The original signers of the Compact, among others and led by Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, soon will be calling on all states to embrace a proposed America's Compact. And national groups, such as the Partnership for a New American Economy, are taking notice."

Imagine that...amnesty and cheap labor flows into the U.S. - now to be a national project being pushed by our own attorney general. 

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff had this to say at the meeting Mr. Mero writes about:

"Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and an adviser to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked mayors Wednesday to help refocus the debate and show how fixing immigration could boost the economy and create jobs."  (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/4/11, "SLC-area mayors urged to make immigration an economic issue")

By "refocus the debate," Mr. Shurtleff seems to be saying that a repackaging is needed to sell the amnesty and cheap labor laws.  In other words, the old shade of lipstick on the pig wasn't getting the job done. 

But who is this Bloomberg waterboy fellow?

Jeremy Robbins (no relation) is "the Bloomberg adviser who manages the Partnership for a New American Economy."

And who are those guys?

Their website is:

Their members are presented to us at:

There are a lot of names and companies associated with the individuals listed as well as of mayors of certain American cities.

If I had to guess, I would say that the mayor-focus is an angle to help sell their plans, which sound a lot like HB116, to the American public. 

The bring-the-mayors-into-the-campaign is a nice touch as mayors can always get into the news.  Get a few mayors all singing the same tune and it looks like some type of public consensus - never mind that the consensus is being pushed by some of the biggest money-players in the game.

Some local mayors are on the list, such as Salt Lake City Mayor Becker. 

Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce is also a member.

The group must be quite impressive as our own local mayor of Park City, for example, liked the group so much that he signed their statement of principles even before the city council had voted on it:

"The mayor also apologized for signing the organization's statement of principles prior to the City Council voting for municipal involvement in the group. A document outlining the principles, already signed by Williams, was presented to the City Council before the vote."  (

Why would the Park City mayor want to work with this group?

According to the Park Record:

"Park City attracted a significant community of immigrants, many from Mexico, starting in the 1990s, as the area's economy started to hum during an era of fast growth. They were drawn by the plentiful construction, resort and hospitality jobs available in the Park City area in the years before the onset of the recession."

When the Park Record says "immigrants" above, do they actually mean it in a way that obscures the fact that many of these same workers were probably "illegal aliens?" 

But notice the jobs the "immigrants" were working:  "construction, resort and hospitality jobs."

These must be the types of jobs I keep hearing about that Americans just won't do!

No one was making money from cheap "immigrant" labor in Park City, were they?

Another interesting element derived from the article is this:  the "immigrants" seemed to be flowing toward the jobs during the "era of fast growth" in Park City and were not the source of the fast growth itself. 

In other words, the opposite of what the billionaire Bloomberg's "immigration" group is now selling. 

What are they selling then?

Amnesty and cheap labor.

Sources for this blog entry:

Deseret News (5/5/11)(Salt Lake City, UT)
"Taking the compact to Washington" (7/1/11)(Park City, UT)
"Immigration reform: City Hall enters the discussion"

Salt Lake Tribune (5/4/11)(Salt Lake City, UT)
"SLC-area mayors urged to make immigration an economic issue"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Would Reagan Reject HB116? - Video Interview with Ed Meese

Watch the video below with the context of the current debate about HB116 in mind and then decide if Reagan would support or reject HB116.  The video is an interview with former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, who served in the Reagan administration.  I, for one, believe that Reagan would have been extremely disappointed that the enforcement measures of the 1986 law were ignored - which led to our current situation.  Ed Meese speaks wisdom in this video:

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mexican Heroin in Utah?:

In a recent article from McClatchy Newspapers, which appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune, the problem of increasing use of Mexican heroin is presented.

The article, "Mexican heroin use surges in U.S." (6/30/11 - on-line version), is available at:

The article only briefly touches on the distribution network that underlies the increase use.

Clearly, the distribution network must rely on the casual attitude of U.S. authorities towards illegal aliens in the U.S. as one key element of their ability to maneuver in the U.S.

The drug cartels, the article tells us:

"What’s indisputable is that drug syndicates that produce black tar and brown heroin in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains are pushing aggressively into areas where they haven’t been active before."

Who is the target?  According to a U.S. law enforcement official quoted in the article:

"You’re seeing it everywhere. It’s cheap. The market base is teenagers. They are the target consumers," the official said."

What are the impacts on the U.S.:

"Teenagers in Albuquerque, N.M.; Milwaukie, Ore.; Fenton, Mich.; Troy, Ill.; La Porte, Ind.; and Mentor, Ohio, have died from apparent heroin overdoses in the past nine months. Law enforcement officials warn that heroin has gained a foothold in suburban Atlanta and is the fastest-growing drug in northern Ohio. Prosecutors indicted 20 people in Toledo on May 10 on charges of conspiring to bring Mexican heroin to the city."

Utah and Salt Lake City are not immune.  Heroin is here.

By not dealing aggressively with illegal immigration, Utah officials are helping to create the environment for the expansion of this drug trafficking. 

HB116 is a law that would create "legal" residents of illegal aliens and facilitate the expansion of this drug trade.

How long before arrests are made of drug dealers holding Utah "guest worker" documents?

You see, providing documents, whether driver's licenses, guest worker cards, Matricula Consular cards, etc., facilitates the ability of illegal aliens to maneuver in society.

That maneuvering will not just be hard-working families looking "for a better life."  It will also be members of the drug cartels looking for your teenager to hook on heroin.