OOIDA asks “Is it racist to oppose the Mexican cross-border program?”

That’s the question being posed on the Landline Now Media blog by Sandi Soendker, and it’s a valid question. The obvious answer to the question is of course, no. However, in their absence of a credible argument opposing the cross border trucking program with Mexico, OOIDA and other opponents are knowingly and willfully preying on the ignorance and prejudices of their members and the public…

Is Racism at work in Border Trucking debate?

That’s the question posed on the blog “ALL THAT’S TRUCKING” as she writes about the many nasty, racially tinged comments being thrown about as the red hot debate over Mexican cross border trucking heats up once again, and the usual actors, OOIDA, TEAMSTERS and their allies in talk radio fan the flames of their listeners prejudices.   “Is racism rearing its ugly head in the…

Friday Rants and other nonsense about Mexican trucks

Anybody have the chance to listen to Landlinenow on Friday when senior editor Terry Scrotum got his panties in a bunch over the upcoming renewal of the Mexican truck program? It was good for a chuckle or two, especially Terry’s feigned indignation.   At issue was a recent comment by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood regarding the Mexican truck program. Secretary LaHood stated: “We’re working…

Three years later, the underlying cause to opposition of Mexican trucks is the same

As the opponents come out from under their rocks to oppose the Mexican trucks once again, and in their opposition, costing Americans tens of thousands of jobs, it’s interesting to go back three years and review the opinions of others interested in this issue. The following, appeared in the NEW STANDARD on March 28,2007, and the writers reasoning then resonates just as much in the…

ADL’s new report on nativist extremism is out, and the winners are…

The Anti-Defamation League has a new report out on anti-immigration nutbars entitled, “Immigrants Targeted: Extremist Rhetoric Moves into the Mainstream.” Naturally, AZ was well-represented, with Rascist Minuteman Chris Simcox and Rusty Childress’ United for a Sovereign America getting mentions, and urban cougar Michelle Dallacroce scoring a whole section to herself. Of Dallacroce, the report states,

UPDATE – DOJ opens investigation into murder of Luis Ramirez

  On Tuesday, Department of Justice (DOJ) Spokeswoman Jamie Hais announced that the FBI and the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ have started investigations into the beating death of Ramirez. The opening of these investigations follows reports that local officials inadequately responded to Ramirez’s death. MALDEF has been critical of local authorities for their delayed investigations and for their public…

A Turning Point? – 3 Pennsylvania teens charged in immigrant’s death

Three white teens were charged today in what officials said was an epithet-filled fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant in a small northeast Pennsylvania coal town. Brandon J. Piekarsky, 16, and Colin J. Walsh, 17, were charged as adults with homicide and ethnic intimidation in the July 12 attack on Luis Ramirez. A third teen, Derrick M. Donchak, 18, was charged with aggravated assault,…

Racist Limbaugh Calls Mayor Villaraigosa a “Shoe Shine Boy!”

Rush Limbaugh appeared on Fox News this week and insulted Los Angeles’ Hispanic mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Limbaugh said the first time he saw Mayor Villaraigosa he thought the Latino was a “Shoe Shine Boy.” He was shocked to learn this Latino held such a high office and was, in fact, the Mayor of Los Angeles. Limbaugh repeated the same comment yesterday on his show. I…

El Paso commissioners pass anti-border wall resolution

EL PASO — County commissioners are opposing construction of a wall along the nation’s southern border with a resolution. The El Paso County Commissioners Court voted 3-1 Monday in favor of a resolution that calls for stopping the building of the border wall and says local law enforcement officials should not enforce federal immigration laws. The resolution also emphasizes placing a moratorium on immigration raids,…

Lou Dobbs and Tom Tancredo Attack The Pope

On April 16, 2008, Lou Dobbs took his “advocacy journalism”1 to a new low in mischaracterizing Pope Benedict XVI’s recent visit to the United States. False Claim: Pope Benedict supports “amnesty” and wants the U.S. to “ease any enforcement.” DOBBS: Well, Pope Benedict XVI is in the nation’s capital tonight, there to help the Catholic Church and the Council of Bishops push the amnesty agenda.…

Putting the racist extremists in their place – Debunking the myths

In a response to anti-immigrant sentiment and an increase in hate crimes against Latinos, a Hispanic rights group launched an effort Thursday to debunk myths espoused by media talk shows and political campaigns. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund unveiled the “Truth in Immigration” campaign to rebut legal and factual inaccuracies about immigrants, particularly Latinos, in the United States. “Right now the airwaves…

Injecting Racism into the Immigration Debate

I was reading an excellent article today in the San Antonio Express-News entitled Games put new spin on a hot topic. This subject dealt with several people who had developed board and video games in an attempt to give people some idea of what illegal immigrants face in day to day life. But perhaps the most popular game, is a flash based game called BORDER…

How stupid have we become

By Warner Todd Huston If a person of Hispanic origin rapes a woman and, in an attempt to catch this violent criminal, police publish a description identifying the suspect’s general racial makeup, is that a “racist” thing to do? Apparently the folks at KMYL (1190 AM) in the metro Phoenix, Arizona area think it is. It appears that we cannot even discuss the basic appearance…

Home brewed racist drivel

Interesting, to say the least, how great minds think alike. At the risk of unleashing attacks by the opposition, I found this nice little blog, out of Alpine Texas refuting some ridiculous editorial on Mexican Trucks.

Mexican Pilot Truck Program – Separating Myth from Reality

Some would have you believe that the “hot button” issue in the trucking community today is allowing Mexican trucks access to the United States past the current 20 mile border inclusion zone. The trucking oriented radio talk shows have made it their number one priority for the past year. Other talk shows with no connection to the trucking community have picked up on the subject.…