• Burger King,  Mexico

    Mexico Protests Burger King WHOPPER Insult

    texican whopper

    “The taste of Texas with a little spicy Mexican…….”

    In today’s world, this ethnic type of humor won’t fly……

    Mexico is protesting what it says is a whopper of an insult.

    An advertisement for Burger King’s chili-flavored “Texican” burger that has run in Europe shows a small wrestler dressed in a cape resembling a Mexican flag. The wrestler teams up with a lanky American cowboy twice his height to illustrate the cross-border blend of flavors.

    “The taste of Texas with a little spicy Mexican,” a narrator’s voice says.

    The much-taller cowboy boosts the wrestler up to reach high shelves and clean tall windows, while the Mexican helps the cowboy open a jar.

    Mexico’s ambassador to Spain said Monday he has written a letter to Burger King’s offices in that nation objecting to the ad and asking that it be removed. Jorge Zermeno told Radio Formula that the ads “improperly use the stereotyped image of a Mexican.”

    Press officials at Burger King Corp. offices in Miami, Florida, and Madrid, Spain, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Burger King is known for its signature Whopper hamburger.

    One of the things that most angered Mexican officials was a print edition of the ad showing the wrestler wearing what appear to be a Mexican flag as a cloak.

    “We have to tell these people that in Mexico we have a great deal of respect for our flag,” Zermeno said.

    How long will the ad remain…….3…..2……1……….?

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  • Barack Obama,  Guns,  Hillary Clinton,  Mexico

    Video: The 90 Per Cent Myth of United States Guns in Mexico

    Fox News Special Report on Mexican Guns:While 90 percent of the guns traced to the U.S. actually originated in the United States, the percent traced to the U.S. is only about 17 percent of the total number of guns reaching Mexico.

    Talk about a government statistic that has been used to further an agenda.

    You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

    • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.
    • CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.
    • California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”
    • William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”

    There’s just one problem with the 90 percent “statistic” and it’s a big one:

    It’s just not true.

    But, now, the ATF has clarified their statistic used by their own agency’s assisant director: “is that over 90 percent of the traced firearms originate from the U.S.”

    The problem is:

    “Not every weapon seized in Mexico has a serial number on it that would make it traceable, and the U.S. effort to trace weapons really only extends to weapons that have been in the U.S. market,” Matt Allen, special agent of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told FOX News.

    So, where do the guns come from?

    Not necessarly from the United States.

    Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiauto- matic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

    The proliferation of heavier armaments points to a menacing new stage in the Mexican government’s 2-year-old war against drug organizations, which are evolving into a more militarized force prepared to take on Mexican army troops, deployed by the thousands, as well as to attack each other.

    These groups appear to be taking advantage of a robust global black market and porous borders, especially between Mexico and Guatemala. Some of the weapons are left over from the wars that the United States helped fight in Central America, U.S. officials said.

    So, why are American politicians using this misleading 90 per cent statistic?

    The conspiratorial folks will say the Obama Administration is laying the groundwork to grab their guns.

    I say that the Obama administration must be watched closely when they use statistics to justify public policy changes.

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  • Barack Obama,  Mexico

    Obama Considers Deploying National Guard Troops Along USA – Mexico Border



    Obama does feel it is unacceptable that Mexican drug cartel thugs are crossing the USA – Mexico border and killing Americans?

    “We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.

    “I don’t have a particular tipping point in mind,” he said. “I think it’s unacceptable if you’ve got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens.”

    President Bush did NOT protect the borders and millions crossed illegally straining America’s social fabric and resources. But, NOW Obama will deploy troops to deter a few drug dealers?

    Flap doesn’t believe it.

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  • Illegal Immigration,  Mexico

    Miss USA Booed by Mexican Miss Universe Audience

    First Miss USA is booded and heckled at Miss Universe pre-pageant events (about half-way through the video above) and then last night during the pageant:

    Perhaps these Mexicans are doing the booing that Americans don’t want to do?

    Michelle Malkin and Hot Air have more about these classless POS.

    By the way, the immigration reform bill and Senator John McCain are EVEN more deeply in trouble.


    Here is Donald Trump saying they were not booing Miss USA but somepolicies of the United States.

    And Donald what policies might those be?

    Immigration, perhaps?

    Are those Mexicans really helping themselves?

    NOPE and not helping Mexican tourism or the Miss Universe Pageant either.

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  • Canada,  Global War on Terror,  Mexico

    Global War on Terror: United States to Require Passports for Nearly All Air Travelers on January 23, 2007


    Travelers wait to check baggage Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco.

    AP: U.S. to require passports for nearly all

    Nearly all air travelers entering the U.S. will be required to show passports beginning Jan. 23, including returning Americans and people from Canada and other nations in the Western Hemisphere.

    The date was disclosed Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff in an interview with The Associated Press. The Homeland Security Department plans to announce the change on Wednesday.

    Until now, the department had not set a specific date for instituting the passport requirement for air travelers, though the start had been expected to be around the beginning of the year. Setting the date on Jan. 23 pushes the start past the holiday season.

    The requirement marks a change for Americans, Canadians, Bermudians and some Mexicans.

    Currently, U.S. citizens returning from other countries in the hemisphere are not required to present passports but must show other proof of citizenship such as driver’s licenses or birth certificates.

    About time. Applying and obtaining an American Passport is not overly burdensome. Requiring a passport for ALL foreign travelers post 9/11 is ESSENTIAL.


    Visitors from most countries in the hemisphere are required to show passports. However, people from Canada, Bermuda — and those from Mexico who enter the U.S. frequently and have special border-crossing cards — have been allowed to use other forms of identification, including driver’s licenses.

    “Right now, there are 8,000 different state and local entities in the U.S. issuing birth certificates and driver’s licenses,” Chertoff said. Having to distinguish phony from real in so many different documents “puts an enormous burden on our Customs and Border inspectors,” he said.

    In a few cases, other documents still may be used for air entry into the U.S. by some frequent travelers between the U.S. and Canada, members of the American military on official business and some U.S. merchant mariners.

    Under a separate program, Homeland Security plans to require all travelers, including Americans, entering the U.S. by land or sea to show a passport or an alternative security identification card starting as early as January 2008.

    The Homeland Security Department estimates that about one in four Americans has a passport.

    The SOONER, the BETTER for ALL foreign travelers in the United States to be required to have a Passport and a biometric one at that.

    Stay tuned……..

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