Friday, 22 November 2013

The Kennedy Issue

    For El Gringo Viejo, he was sitting in Mr.  Jerry Lofton's fourth-period Civics and Economics, Major Work class.   I was just one of the preppies in Bostonians with no socks (fad of the moment), Levi's with cuffs rolled to the inside, never outside by that point.  We were engaged in a bit of discussion with Mr. Lofton, the few Democrats in the class, and the body of people, while he also prepared to pass out our "weekly", which was half essay and half multiple choice and /or true-false.  It was easy and hard....if a person had done the readings and remotely listened / participated in the class discussion / arguments, then he/she could almost always score 90 or better.
     The P-A System that connected every classroom, nook, and cranny of the McAllen High School campus with the front office suddenly began to crackle a bit....the usual sign that an announcement was impending.   Then there was some hard-to-discern conversation...just voices...we could recognise who was speaking but not what was being said.   Jane Martin said, "I hope they have more problems with the jet engine, and they have to let us go after this class."  The McAllen High School physical plant started life with a T- 38 jet engine that was converted into a system to generate electricity.   It failed during its first year of operation so frequently that students were officially advised to carry a flashlight in order to make it around in the windowless building.   Man, did we ever want to go back to our old, familiar run down building in the centre of town.

     Then, Mr.  Marion Sell, a first-class jerk, principal of the  9th biggest high school in the Republic of Texas, came on, clearing his throat several times, and finally ominously intoning, "This announcement is to inform everybody that the President of the United States has been shot in Dallas, and is apparently dead.   We shall make another announcement fairly shortly concerning the remaining class schedule for to-day."  It was 12:42....only 22 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbour.
      We were stunned.   The class was 60% Republican, 10% Democrat, the rest dedicated whatevers.   Jane Martin declared, "Well, at least we're going to be let out early."
      Mr. Lofton, who was a dedicated theoretical conservative...leaning Republican....and most of us believed he was a poofy....said, "Jane?" immediately causing Jane to say, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean it that way." to which Mr. Lofton said, "Let us pray for the President and his family and the Republic....and he offered something to this effect, "Almighty Father, guide us in the troubled hours to come.  Help the Kennedy family, who has already lost so much.  Watch over Caroline and John John, and this we pray in your Son's name, Amen."   The Romans and Episcopalians crossed themselves and we all sat back down for what seemed to be forever....three...perhaps five minutes.

      There was another announcement by Mr. Sell, saying that the bus students would leave two hours early (13:20), and the remainder of the students could leave the campus at the end-of-period bell, which would ring in about 12 minutes.   The bell rang, we went homeward, mostly through the other homes of friends.   It was a long weekend.   I served the early Mass at Saint John's, which started a 07:00 on Sunday morning.  That service was typically a no sermon, no music, only Eucharistic candles lit, only one acolyte to attend to the priest.   Usually there would be 50 or so communicants,  but on this day there were about 190, if I recall correctly.   And being an Episcopal Church, these people were, at a minimum, 90% of them GOP adherents.
 This is Oswald, perhaps one/ fifth of a
second after being shot.  Being shot at
that anatomical place, the knees buckle
and the pain is so severe that almost
anyone falls unconscious and enters
into profound shock. Recovery is
almost always impossible. 
     We had a television in 1958...the same one we had in 1963....a big, bulky Packard Bell...probably the best television ever built.  I changed into the Levi-official uniform...white, sleeveless t-shirt...turned the television on and in a few short minutes was treated to some loon blowing Lee Harvey's guts to shreds with a well-place navel shot....perfectly placed to silence the object of your pistol's affection.   This note:   If you ever need to kill someone and make certain that he does not talk, and you don't want to try a head-shot because of the chance of too much collateral damage to innocents, the place to hit is that area just below the belly-button.   That is because it becomes impossible for a person to speak...he bleeds out before the surgeons can intervene and sew him up, and all is well....all secrets are kept.  It's almost like Ruby knew where to aim.
      It's almost like he also just happened to use a .38 Special hollow-point bullet, the kind of bullet that attempts to disintegrate as the lead and copper jacketing shred through all nature of flesh and tissue.   No bullet was recovered from the body of Lee Harvey Oswald....
   To begin, Texas was not a hot-bed of Republican and/or rightwing activity at that time.   We had the Birchers, but they were intellectual and not bomb-throwers in any wise.   While Dallas was a "stronghold" of the GOP in Texas, it should be remembered that there entire delegation to the American Congress, two senators, about 19 congressmen, all State-wide office-holders, all county judges, all judicial judges, all county commissioners, all justices of the peace, constables, and short...anyone elected in an election requiring party affiliation...were Democrats.   The exception was one fellow, Bruce Alger who was elected in a fractured argument situation between Democrat Conservatives and liberals in Dallas, in 1954.   Alger was re-elected several times before being replaced by fellow Republican Jim Collins in 1964.   These people were not snipers and assassins, however....they were very country-club, gentlemanly, and kind people.    I am not being sarcastic.
     However....up to and until around 1965....99% of all elected offices in Texas had their office-holders settled, not in the general election in November, but rather in the Democrat Primary in May, with the run-offs in June.   Such is still the case in the lower 1/6th of Texas to-day....although the number of GOP Latins as a percentage of the population continues to inch up, daily.

     There was one fire-brand sort, Maj. Gen. Edmund Walker, USArmy who was admonished by Ike as President for referring to Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman as "pinkoes" .  Walker resigned from his commission, but Ike refused his resignation and ordered him to the command of the 49th Infantry Division in the NATO command in Germany.  Walker had an impeccable WWII and Korean War record.   During his stay in Germany, Walker got in trouble again by directing his troops to think and vote the right way for the sake of America.   He edged over the line in his animation and this time was "resigned" by President Kennedy.  There was no real anger with Kennedy, the biggest disagreement being Kennedy's "Interdependence Speech" on July 4th of 1962...I which Kennedy pointed out that America was now an "Interdependent Nation" being necessarily allied with many democracies in the effort to confront and destroy communist imperialism.   Walker was disturbed that "interdependence" should not be celebrated on the day of "independence".   I remember well the "Independence Rally" at Archer Park. (4 July 1963) in the centre of downtown McAllen  (US 83 and Main) with the Birchers, part of the McHigh School band, and about 2,000 people.  They were all Tea Party people....talkers and voters....but no assassins.   They were all good, dull, solid people.   I was there with the Teenaged Republican stand, raising money, passing out propaganda that was designed, I guess, to preach to the choir.   At that time El Gringo Viejo was in his last few months of being the President of the largest Teenaged Republican Club in the United States.....we had 344 paid Democrat dominated Texas! ?
     Walker, interestingly enough, was the object of an assassination attempt in April of 1963.   It was determined by "someone" that Lee Harvey Oswald was probably involved in that attempt that sent a bullet into the living room window of the Walker residence one night in Dallas, Texas.
Edwin A. Walker.jpg
Maj. Gen. Edmund Walker
     Walker ran third in the Democrat primary in 1964 in the election for Governor.  He was quite popular....but no revolutionary.   He had gone to Oxford, Mississippi during the time of the integration of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith.   The press said that he had gone to cause trouble and resist the effort...the opposite was true, however.   He had gone as a proven military leader of white men and black men to counsel restraint, brotherhood, and calm.   Bobby Kennedy who knew a little but not much about Southerners and Texans, over-reacted and had the FBI arrest Walker, over J. Edgar Hoover's objection, and placed into an insane asylum for ninety days (shades of CCCP politics).   A psychiatrist evaluated Walker and ordered him released on the fifth day, declaring that he would not participate in a sham commitment.    The doctor was some kind of European, no Klanner or anything...and Bobby came off looking like the jerk that he could be, sometimes.
     These things were going on in Texas at that time.
My mother and God-mother were poobahs in the Hidalgo County Democrat Party, they had been delegates to the formal State Convention.   Please remember that Hidalgo County was and continues to be the 6th largest of Texas's 254 Counties.    They were also despisers of Lloyd Bentsen, Jr. the local boy who was everybody's favourite liberal/conservative/moderate United States Representative from the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  They also hated Lyndon and Lady Bird because of their totally, thoroughly corrupt nature.
   It is said that people who worked at the station always felt that Lady Bird emptied the retirement accounts of the people at Channel 5 - KRGV radio and television in Weslaco, Texas when they sold the station in the early 1960s.  It was just one tale more, accurate or not,  of scores and scores of peculiar and illegal and immoral actions that made people marvel at the Johnsons' brilliant business acumen.  Anhydrous Ammonia tanks and Billie Sol Estes has a nice ring to it....for some of the Old Timers.

     It would take the arrival of the Clintons before we ever saw casualty counts stack up faster than they did with Lyndon's organisation.


 For a fair, and even understated understanding of the utter worthlessness of Mr. and Mrs. LBJ and their  hypocritical political and social posturing....a person needs to thumb through the book "A Texan Looks at Lyndon" by J. Evetts Haley.   Please consider the words of a liberal, but excellent modern political history writer and analyst:


Joachim Joesten argued in his book, The Dark Side of Lyndon Baines Johnson (1968) that Haley's book, A Texan Looks at Lyndon is an important source of information on Lyndon B. Johnson: "Haley's book may not be a masterpiece in the strictly scholarly sense, and it is certainly not a bible of my political creed, but as source material it is invaluable. For the author is not only a fellow-countryman of Lyndon B. Johnson, but an insider of Texas politics and an old political pro in his own right... That this biography of Lyndon B. Johnson is coloured to a considerable extent by bitterness at his own failure in the political game, as well as by an ingrained dislike of the Rooseveltian tradition (which, alas, also produced LBJ) and a generally ultra-conservative stance, I do not doubt. Still, even after making generous allowance for possible exaggeration due to these factors, there remains in his book so much well-documented fact that it cannot possibly be bypassed by anyone seeking enlightenment about the dark recesses of the Johnson story."

     El Gringo Viejo vigorously urges the OROG to dig up the excellent, although slightly (and reasonably) tainted by personal invective, book that chronicles the morally useless and corrupt Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.   She was, like Hillary, such a nice lady.   She liked Texas wildflowers....isn't that just amazing?   Can you imagine that she was the first one who liked Texas wildflowers?  Some of her best friends were meskins..."I even have bluebonnet pictures by...what's the name of that nice Spanish boy?   Poor Fear  E  O....right Poor Fear E O  Sal E Nas.    He's such a nice person and so talented."  (Am I feeling nauseated?)

     My Godmother and my mother, after making all the jokes about Kennedy having to change the currency from "In God We Trust" to "In the Pope We Hope" and how he would have to go over to the Vatican to consult on legislation and to "kiss the Pope's big toe". settled back to see who was going to be ordained as the Vice-Presidential Candidate for the Democrats.   It had to be Symington because Kennedy was a conservative and he needed a liberal to balance the ticket.   Maybe it would be Humphrey...probably too young.  The hours went by and suddenly Marvin Kalb comes out, looking a lot younger back then for some reason, and says..."We have it on good authority that John Kennedy has asked Lyndon B. Johnson, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate and the second place finisher in the delegate count at this convention, to be his campaign partner and candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States."

     My mother and my Godmother, at eactly the same time turned to each other and said,  "If he wins, Lyndon will kill him.''    It is my opinion that 10% of all Texans said exactly the same thing upon first hearing of Kennedy's choice.   Before the OROG or visitor snickers, please read the most heavily footnoted parts of Mr. Haley's book, published in 1967.


     Finally, the  issue of the overwhelming popularity of Kennedy, it is a joke.  Kennedy / Johnson won Texas by less than 30,000 votes in 1960, with a Texan on the ballot....he was the least esteemed State-wide officeholder in Texas at the time.   In Washington D.C. he was admired for making things happen, in Texas, it was said, he was admired for not being in Texas.

Consider this:

    The polling of Texas showed a different trend. In the Houston Chronicle, published Nov. 22, 1963 and headlined, "Chronicle Poll Sees Goldwater Over Kennedy; Conservatism Would Carry Republican in Critical Texas Areas" the article claimed, "Sen. Barry Goldwater's conservatism would carry him to a victory over President John F. Kennedy if the presidential election were held today in Texas. If a predictable 2.5 million votes were cast, Goldwater would roll up about 1.3 million to Kennedy's 1.2 million. That would mean a margin of 52 percent for Goldwater to 48 percent for Kennedy, a statewide survey by the Chronicle indicated Thursday. The decisive manner in which Goldwater apparently would take Texas is indicated by comparing his anticipated vote with the presidential vote of 1960, when Kennedy downed Republican Richard Nixon by 46,000 votes for a 51-49 percent margin. General "disenchantment" with the Kennedy administration and an adverse reaction to his civil rights program are the two most frequently mentioned reasons for the President's decline in popularity in Texas. The picture could brighten for Kennedy by voting time next November..." Sadly, the day of this article's publication would be the end of days voters would have a choice to vote again for President Kennedy
     When Kennedy landed in Texas, the Gallup organisation, and others, had noted the old phenomena of "likeable, but....".   The US News and World Report published in October of 1963 that Barry Goldwater had opened a lead over Kennedy in the nationwide spite of the President's likability and popularity.   Texas was one of those States that seemed to be approaching a point of no return, with either Goldwater or Nixon being preferred over Kennedy.   Johnson was being rumoured to be the soon to be ex-Vice President because of certain....should we say.....pressing personal legal matters.
     My parents had a grudging "like-him" factor.   My father lectured me after the 1960 election, saying that there is nothing wrong with this outcome.  It is not the one we wanted, Nixon is the better man.   But Kennedy was a friend of Joe McCarthy and a supporter, like his brother, he is an anti-communist, he's a Christian, and he is a believer in business solutions.   After that I was at rest. Better Nixon, but....Kennedy was no Roosevelt or Wilson.   And be aware, my parents never voted anything but Republican for President during their voting lifetimes.  My mother 15 votes and my father 14 votes...because his first vote, as he stated,...."....was casted by an damned fool. (Roosevelt - 1932)"

Mrs. Brown was so pleased that I
really had done the project well.
I am sure the thought that I had
not just left the assignment on
 my mother's company car seat.
Kennedy and Goldwater on the
cover of the Semester Project.
The caption of the picture was.
"You're a nice guy, Barry, and
I like you, but your politics.."
and one can see Kennedy
 holding his nose.  
Oh! Gringo Viejo, you dream. There is no way you people and you especially at your age could ever have been so involved in such goings-on.
    To respond to that fair observation,  we include a major class assignment that had to be hand-written (in cursive,
of course)  during my Junior Year.  American History, major work, Mrs. Dorothea Brown.
    El Zorro and El Gringo Viejo and quite a cadre of McAllen's spoiled and finest were dedicated militant Republican conservatives.  To my knowledge, only Mary Ann Wycoff (a little older than I ) drifted off into the ne'erland of socialism after attending the University of Texas.
   We have to run. Much writing to do.  The various Zorros and Curmudgeons who are sharing the battlefield have found new Windmills to challenge.  Thanks to all for staying with us.   I am surrounded by associates who are smarter and more well organised.
     Engage and ally with your partners in the war being waged by the marxists against the American Republic and normalcy.
El Gringo Viejo

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Interconnectivity Notion is Working - Speak the Truth to Madness - Join Arms and Advance for Liberty

     Our notion about moving back and forth and grasping onto others who have blogs that appeal to the higher senses seems to be working.   Between our little adobe outpost in rural Mexico, and our tiny observation hut on the Frontier that the Republic of Texas shares with the Republic of Mexico we are now actively intertwining with 7 or 8 other bloggers of similar disposition.
     Our passenger count of OROGs has quadrupled, and all of that is thanks to you the OROG and to the other salient blogs.   We have, as some already know, one of the finest legal analysts in terms of matters dealing with Church Canon Law as it interfaces with the Law of Caesar, and who is also an historian of high degree, mixing with a gun-smith and analyst of Constitutional matters, especially as they pertain to the firearms and States' Rights issues, and several others who send in topics, incident reports, and commentary.

Johnny (Appleseed) Chapman
    This particular blog entry is addressed to the attention of Senators Ted Cruz and Bob Lee.   It is passively directed towards them, their plate is full at this time with trying to save the American Union from self-destruction.   But it about this matter of subordination.   The people who radiate around the places that matter....Washington, D.C. ,  New York City, and Hollywood...are pleased with themselves because they have put the shrunken head of Cruz and Lee up on the game-room shelves of their fancy flats and elegant homes.   It was a very successful hunting expedition and they destroyed the two upstarts who failed to respect the proper order of things.   They talk to other talking heads and nod knowingly about how good it was that the two novice Senators received their comeuppance. 
     So now, they can reach up after reading the Op Eds of the Old Grey Lady, and turn the light out.

    But it is like the advertisement that shows the trains and toys of the little boy coming to life once he slumbers.  The Wise RINO is unaware that, in that part of the American Union that does not matter, where dumboes with dirty fingernails cobble together a decent life from spare parts and hard work, Ted Cruz and Bob Lee are already something like Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan...with a little Johnny Appleseed thrown in.

     Cruz and Lee are not worshipped like leftists worship (Sir Edmund) Hillarty for all the things she has done for women and children....(just think of all those things)....we are made of sterner stuff, as some erstwhile writer wrote long ago.  The two men....and scores of men and women like them who were so dumboe that they actually went to Congress and voted the way they said they would vote.....are heartily respected, admired, and placed in a position of trust and leadership we feel will not be abused.   Throughout my proverbial land of beauty parlours, saloons, mechanics' shops, diners, and churches people are eyeing each other and nodding....sharing knowing looks....speaking frankly...all with reference to the falsity of Hope and Change and the entire snake-oil side-show that has so wounded the Republic. 
     We now enter a zone of opportunity.  Many members of the National Socialist Democrat Workers' Party are preparing to commit regicide.   In keeping with their "code of instincts" as animals of the jungle, they will throw the king overboard the Ship of State, if there is any thought that they might lose their aristocratic title, however small.
    "How could a King be more important than I, when I am a viscount with much power and many admirers of my raiment in my own land?" they might ask.


     We should harvest the offerings of momentary goodwill by these serpents who normally are selling new lamps for old....and dispose of this horrid President's efforts to nationalise the Republic from sea to shining sea.   If possible, it would be well to ride the wave of reality and remove this horrid holder of the office of president of the United States of America.  We would be far better off with an elderly fool...a jester....who could never leverage so many ill-taken votes to move the country in any foul direction as has the present president.

    Biden could probably commit political suicide at least eight or nine times in two years, and he could replace the Steve Allen Show from the late 1950s and early 1960s as a comedy show worth the watching.    The principals of the Steve Allen Show were mainly pinkoes, but very funny.  The Jews among them still made fun of themselves and went to synagogue, and it smelled like a sophisticated New York City form of Hee Haw.   A really excellent program with circus, magic, music, and such like Ed Sullivan's excellent variety show, but funnier.   There was even one fellow, named Bill Dana who had a routine, playing the role of a heavily accented Latin...Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cubano...and he would come on screen as an ill-at-ease person, obviously preoccupied with matters of great importance.   Steve Allen would ask him, "What is your name, sir?"    To which Bill Dana would respond, "My neim, Mai neim ees Jose Jimenez..." as if he was unsure of his own name.   If I am not mistaken Bill Dana was the first to do the old saw of a joke about the Mexican fellow telling the folks back home on his return how nice the Gringos are.  How so? the villagers asked the returnee.  He responded (and remember this is on live national television), "I go to the beisbol game and seet in the sit.  And theen, all the pipples rise up, and they ask to me eef I have a gud sit to seat een.  They eev'n sing eet to me.  They sing, "Jose, can you see?  The Gringos, they are very nice pipples."
But I diverge.
     The fact is that Cruz was right.  He was not only right about his diagnosis of this horrid piece of legislation, he is correct about the long-term effect and the hopeless black-hole of money that will never be enough to patch all the holes that will continuously develop in the Obama Socialised Medical Initiative (OSMI) as it crashes through American society and its economy.
     He was right in throwing down the marker in the Senate, because he and we are now in the position to say, "Look, John McCain called us nutters and radicals because Cruz was unhinged, disrespectful, grandstanding, stupid, and radical.    And now, John McCain is saying that the OSMI must be repealed, rescinded, and fed into every paper shredding machine forever!!"
     It is amazing how Truth hitting someone on top of the head with a two-by-four can make that person actually engage his brain and think.   So now, from all around, including lefty Democrats, the political class is trundling out to the microphones to divulge, "I never was really all that hot on the programme to begin with.  My constituents want to go back to square zero."
     We must be forever wary of politicians and social engineers who promise us social programmes that are based upon making other procedures and programmes "more efficient".   Efficiency and Effectiveness are brothers.   But they are not twin brothers.
     Furthermore, in sociological terms, one of the constants in the analysis of all societies, the most "efficient" societies are the most totalitarian and the most miserable for the particular society afflicted with said efficiency (North Korea, Talibani Afghanistan, Cuba, Zimbabwe).   The most effective societies are those who have a magnificent jumble of unpredictable opportunities overlaying a matrix of common law and private property and private economic initiative. along with a general, widely accepted, and widely practiced moral code.
    Our cause is just.  Our thinking is sound.  Our will is to establish the best of moral, economic, spiritual, and intellectual environment for all.   We do not wish to "take care" of people or give them things "for free".   Imagine the child who actually does a passable job at her piano recital.  That steeling of the spine and realisation of self-worth is a powerful force in the establishment of further accomplishment and self-reliance.
That the Saints look over Ted Cruz and Bob Lee and all those who staid in during the rough seas and hauled the heavy shrouds and stays holding up the masts and sails of our stalwart craft.   We are the stronger force  because we have souls...however damaged and tarnished...while our opponents scorn the belief in the provision of good for the sake of goodness only.   They have only the desire to control, preside over, and organise matters to their own liking.

     It is very necessary that all OROGs visit the Anglican Curmudgeon's blog to-day or at some early moment of convenience to study the history and changing nature of even the definition of "dollar" as a concept and as a currency.   It will point the way to new battles to fight and win.   He also has published a compelling set of observations concerning our new Jean d'Arc, the lady known as Yolanda Burroughs Vestal who has stood to deliver Truth to Madness.   We are many....we are stronger....we are more intelligent, and we seek that all people can find the good within themselves.

Stay in touch all.  We shall be leaving in the cold, on Sunday, in order to stand my duty at the Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre .
El Gringo Viejo

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

People ask about El we republish this to link each of you to each of us

    We have questions at times about El Zorro, and we have other questions pertaining to where we crossed paths and wondering if we are blood related.   We republish blog entries every now and then, and this seems like a good time to republish an entry that actually comes from El Zorro's blog, which is political, but deals more specifically with 10th and 2nd Amendment issues.   That is not to say that the visitor would not find other material when clicking onto the upper right corner of our blog's face page where El Zorro takes on the persona of Mosinguy....a real live, and real life fine firearms habilitator and expert on such matters.   There is not the time to list the other technical capacities that are in his repertoire of talents and accomplishments.
    For complex personalities, we are both rather simple men.  We have ancestries that are very similar, but unrelated.   Blue Bloods, Indians, and solid, well-to-do artesans, farmers, builders, and magnates come together to make a couple of lone riders...El Zorro first-born and serious, competent in things that matter, and El Gringo Viejo last-born and spoiled, too quick of mind and too accustomed to being waited on.  One was spoiled and accomplished, the other was hard-working and accomplished.   Both are a way....but never were or will be Klanners.

     So without further ado, we will place for a second many more times, who knows...but every now and then.  We have had a real flood of new OROGs, perhaps seeking a rest-stop on the Obama Highway of Nightmares.


We have real problems that have to be addressed soon. The United States of America is in real trouble. The biggest obstacle to making America great again is ignorance and greed. We have a president and his lemming like advocates feeding that ignorance and greed. The president blatently lies about things that are critical to our way of life to achieve his "fundamental change".

I (aliases "Mosin Guy" and "El Zorro") don't remember thinking in 2004 that we needed a "fundamental change" in our way of life. Who were the nutty people who thought life here was so terrible it needed to be totally transformed by something without definition called "hope and change"? Mosin Guy doesn't remeber thinking we need a government owned and operated healthcare system to replace the best in the world. But there it was... screaming meemies surrounding the false prophet cheering "Hallelujah, everything is going to change!"

The warning "Be careful what you ask for" was not issued. Hope was only in response to false promises of " gas for my car, no more house payments, free healthcare. Somebody else will pay for it, not me". The lie the president did not tell was his promise of redistribution of wealth, higher prices, and higher taxes.

We have sold, no, given away our souls either for some progressive ideology without substance or greed for things not worked for. Mosin Guy says we because collectively we chose this dumboe not only once but two times. "We" does not include a minority of us who knew this was insane.

Included in this minority is a very gifted friend of mine who goes by the alias of
El Gringo Viejo. David has been my best friend and more like a brother since our early years in South Texas. Both having been baptized Eiscopalian, we attended St. John's Episcopal Church in McAllen as Acolytes where we entertained, briefly, thoughts of the priesthood but were a little too mischevious to be serious about it. We belonged to the Young Republicans of South Texas where we served and entertained notable leaders in the local and national parties. We spent more time fishing and exploring northern Mexico than attending classes in Jr. and Sr. high school. After school we served at several electoral functions for political figures, notably George H. W. Bush. El Gringo drove the President's and yours truly drove Marlin Fitzwater's lemozines to a rally at the McAllen Civic Center and later to a fundraiser at Calvin Bentson's estate. My memory is of being asked information regarding the local environment by Marlin Fitzwater. El Gringo spent more time in private with George Bush. This was in 1979. Bush did not win the Presidental nomination but was selected by Ronald Reagan for Vice President. Mosin Guy remebers playing minor part in that meeting but my friend was all over it and was instrumental for years supporting the conservative effort in South Texas.

After high school El Gringo and Mosin Guy went different directions, he went to Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Sociology with minors in History and Political Science. Mosin Guy went to Texas A&M but lasted only one semester in the Corps of Cadets. He went from there to the US Air Force where he enjoyed an all expenses paid two year vacation in balmy South Vietnam. However, Mosin Guy did manage after military to achieve a bacheolor's degree from University of Texas at Pan American in Government with minors in English and Psychology.

    El Gringo kept in touch with Mosin Guy during the Vietnam experience via Mosin Guy's father in McAllen. Since that time the two men have been constantly in touch sharing 99% compatible views on the state of the country. El Gringo is fluent in Spanish and has dual residency in both Texas and Mexico. He is expertly knowledgeable in the political and social state of Mexico and even south to include Central and South America. He and Mosin Guy are strongly pro-Texas and Texas autonomy in the Union. His web site has more information and significant articles not always or necessarly related to politics. Biographical information as well can be found at privatouring - A Gringo in Rural Mexico

    El Gringo Viejo is an expert in demographics and the political environment, present and past, of the Union. His blog is essential for people who are comitted to the salvation of the United States and the Constitution. His writings critically analyze the problems we face and offer solutions in a unique style that entertains as well as informs. Today, I urge all who read this to invest time in the journal of El Gringo Viejo. There is a way out of the quicksand in which we find ourselves. There is a way to turn uninformed, apathetic, and misinformed people into critical thinkers. That is to learn from those who can show the way. You can read El Gringo Viejo's blog at
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Mosin Guy


Both Mosin Guy and El Zorro (who are the same person), have been overindulgent in embellishing of El Gringo Viejo's good qualities, and substantially inadequate in identifying his own accomplishments and positive attributes.   Small things, like - El Zorro could do better Warner Bros. animated stars and Disney animated heroes and celebrities of the Silver Screen and television than the self-same artists in Hollywood.   When he was between the 6th and 7th grade!!   He left my mother and her friends "drop-jawed" after doing a few pictures for them at a school function.  Just a "for instance".   Once again, link to at the upper right corner of this page to find another home away from home in the internet.   And yes;  We are both completely insane....and absolutely the same time.

Thank you all for your time and attention.   Any questions about either of us will be processed.   I shall be heading south in three or four days, for a period of a month or so.   We'll try to get a few more blows in between now an then.

El Gringo Viejo


Where have all the Eskimoes gone?


     We take a bunch of Eskimoes....Eskicurlies....and Eskilarrys out minding their own business, making harpoons and gumming blubber.   We watch as they kill animals and eat them.   They laugh a lot.  Sometimes they have to beat up their wives and children, but only after kicking their mush dogs around  a little.   In the Wintertime, things can become dicey.  Eleven Eskicurlies can make for a pretty tight fit in a 700 square foot  (round foot?) igloo with no bathroom or radio.   No way to tune in Oprah or listen to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.
     Most Eskilarry children thought the theme music title for Sergeant Preston of the Yukon was "Way Down South in Dixie's Land".....and they were pretty happy thinking that way.   They thought they were doing alright.  A little blubber, some fish, an occasional bear steak, and who knows what else, maybe some sweet-potatoe pie just like Aunt Tooluchilukeeba used to make.
     Every now and then some really uncivilised people would come by and visit, offending sensibilities, griping about the rest-rooms, and they would leave.   They shared a little of their vodka, ate too much free blubber and raw fish....but at least they would leave.

     The one day some other Russians came, calling themselves  "Mairicans" .   They would always greet the Inuit and the Ku'piks by saying, "Hi, I am a Mairican"   Later, others would come with fancy boats, planes, and other conveyances and they would say "Hi, I'm a Mairican.   We have come from the government to help you.   Your houses are sub-standard.   Your diet is totally disgusting, your family relations really aspirate, you are institutionalising child abuse, you are allowing the children to perform dangerous tasks only suitable for children over the age of 15 years 8months and 4 days.   These boxes are the food you will eat, it is healthy.   Also, all the animals you are killing have just been put on endangered lists and you can't kill or eat them...and that goes for the walrus and fish in these waters.   We also understand that you are panning and excavating for gold, and that must cease as of now, because the areas you are contaminating are protected wetlands.
     Also, each real live injun family will receive 3,500 USD per month plus 900 USD per child for food stamps, and SSI for the underaged geezer that has no teeth from gumming blubber.   When she turns 63, she can have SS and SSi as a retired Indian.   Here is your starter deck of lottery tickets.  It is about a ninety day supply, but after that you'll have to buy your own."
     The Inuit is a little surprised and says, "Where will I spend the money?  And when granma is 60 we already arranged the iceberg and everything...the farewell party....she'll be sent to the ancestors in Hawai'i on her own iceberg."
     "Well, whatever. You'll need to request, fill out, and forward the "Personal use of Iceberg Permit Form No. US300-sa-433.   And,  we're bringing in a chain store here to sell necessaries, and things you'll need to have now that you are civilised.   You'll know the store by its name...."
       The Inuit is trying to keep up, so he asks, "What is the name of the store?"
       "It will say in big letters in the front window, 'L - I - Q - U - O - R  and  B - e - e - r'   and 'L - O - T - T - E - R - Y'.   Okay?"  responded the Mairican from the government. As he/she boarded the Helicopter to fly back over Sarah Palin's homestead to make obscene gestures, the government Mairican shouted over the rotor,"We'll be back later with your Obamacare Card."
      Before two generations pass, 57% of the males over the age of 13 are alcoholics.   There are no igloos.   There are shacks...what is left of modular, efficient housing provided by the central government's BIA.   Garbage is everywhere. Eigthy per cent of the population has diabetes.    The "beatings" have become brutal, the children are run amok, smoking dope, few girls make it to the age of 16 without at least one miracle baby.   Only about one-fourth of the cultural unit is capable of functioning at the levels where they were in the 1950s.
     This is a blog entry of bitterness.   Southerners are still unrecovered from the Central Government's imposition of New York Bankers - Andrew Jackson nefariousness and the banishment by those agents  of about one-half of the Cherokee Nation out of parts of Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs would probably be in a very close tie for first place of the Central Government  bureaucracies that would be vaporised upon my ascent to the Throne.  FEMA would rank right up there as well, along with about 78% of the Secretariats.
     This blog entry is made specifically to remind one and all, including the Gringo Viejo, what Government Help looks like....
El Gringo Viejo

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tom DeLay moves closer to full vindication

‘The Hammer’ cautiously optimistic about his freedom


     DeLay had six attorneys....incredibly enough of very high repute...honest men.   Several of them had  worked with my brother who ran the Associated Republicans of Texas (ART), a group that handled literally scores of millions of dollars over a 30 year period and never failed any audit or trumped up investigation.   The  objective of the ART was to enhance campaigns and provide some funding for local, State Representative, and State Senator positions in the Republic of Texas, only.
     I know these things as a fairly close activist in Republican affairs for many years, and because my brother was Executive Director of the Associated Republicans of Texas. Until his incapacitation due mainly to age, his honour and integrity was never challenged even by the most gutter-bound slimy Democrat, even the arch-socialist Lloyd Doggett.

     These above-mentioned attorneys advised Mr. DeLay that his procedure was honest, legal, and most of all morally correct. DeLay proceeded, reasonably, on the basis of reasonable counsel. I know  this to be true because I  was familiar with the case and the manners and methods of Mr. DeLay's defence team.
     DeLay was investigated four times and material was taken before grand jury after grand jury until finally the last grand jury moved to indict. The case made no sense. The construct was ludicrous and almost every Democrat in Travis County had done things far more questionable.
    The conviction of DeLay flabbergasted even the Democrat politicians. Everyone knew that it would be impossible to convict a man who had done everything out in the open. The evidence used against him were the legal filings that he made and kept available to public view according to the law.
     It is the same thing that happened to Scooter Libby. Innocent of everything, they had to convict of something. He was, quite literally, convicted of being innocent. I still fault George W. Bush for not having given Libby clemency.
     The only reason the DA went for the indictment on DeLay was because the Republicans in Congress had said that each would, if indicted, resign from the position. DeLay did resign as promised when indicted, much to the cheers and celebration of the reptilian Democrat Socialist Party people. I sincerely believe that even the punk, Ronnie Earl the District Attorney, was surprised at the conviction.
    Please remember that Sandy Berger rifled documents from the National the scores...stuffed them in his...ychhhhh - underwear and socks. Each rifling was a felony. George Bush and AG Gonzalez determined not to prosecute him, because it would have seemed unseemly and partisan. Berger was stealing documents that proved that Bill Clinton lied before ethe "9-11 Commission"  about his activities concerning terrorism infiltration and his dealings concerning Usama bin Laden.  (Clinton did lie, several times)
   Double standard. Republican overparks, he is taken out to be shot. Democrat murders a girl and leaves her body in a sunken Oldsmobile in the dark, rushing waters of Chappaquiddick Sound....he receives accolades and a standing ovation for being a murderous demagogue and hypocritical, socialist slug.
And that, my esteemed OROGs, is the name of that tune.
El Gringo Viejo


     A person has to fight against the inclination to become tired at these stories.   But what does a person do?   At each turn, Obama lies, constructs, fudges, invents, blames, wiggles, weasels, sneers, slanders, and generally acts like the white-trash that he is.   He snickers at his own low information followers....those poor dolts who line up like some kind of choir behind him and who give him adulation and the backbone that he lacks from the inside out.
     We remember so very well when he spoke in front of the CEO at the Caterpillar plant, declaring that "Right here, we see the recovery happening, because Caterpillar is going to be hiring ten billion, million, quadzillion people to-morrow, due to our stimulus package!!!"   And, of course, the next day, the Caterpillar CEO has to call a press conference to say, "I have no idea who that dumboe  was who was talking about us hiring anybody.  We have no such plans and we are treading very carefully in troubled waters and will be doing so for the foreseeable future."

     Then, at a "Worship Obama Camp Meeting" in Florida, several score zomboe adulators were assembled expressly for  the task of   worshipping Obama.   While El Gringo Viejo now takes a bit of poetic license  within the context of his prose, the following substantially accurate account is included for the OROGs' enlightenment.
     Just before the Altar Call, a woman spoke in the well-practiced voice of a panhandler...that sweet, pained, victimised voice of a person well-schooled in reminding all how much greater her morality and suffering  is than yours because she is destitute, in pain, and hungry....she spake and said, "I'se livin' in my cah,  an all my stuff iz in th' trunk of dat cah.  I'se been tryin' jus' to fine someways tuh gits me a place that's got a kitchin.  I'd do anything jus to has me a place to live in."
      What was astounding is that the woman apparently had just come out of the green room and the make-up staff's attention, because she was "all fixed-up real nice" as is said in Texas.  Her hair was done, make-up well-done and fresh, and something rang out that, if Barney were there, he'd tell Fred, "Fred, I don't like the looks of this".

     But Father Obamaham was thrown off teleprompter only a little...and he listened  to the woman's panhandling routine.   As she finished, Saint Barack lifted his sceptre and deigned, "Somebody get that lady's name...we're gonna help that woman.   George Bush threw her out on the street and we're gonna find her a nice place to live....right away."  A magnificent example of direct democracy and demagoguery all melted down into the same septic sludge at which Marxists are so adept.   The drone-zombies applauded Father Obamaham, and gazed with worshipful wonder upon his person.

    She never did receive her new Obamacastle.  She actually was involved in a permanent barge-in with family.  It was all sham mixed with chutzpah and out-and-out deceit.  In later newspaper articles she seemed a bit disappointed that she had never been awarded her kitchen.  The Obsolete Press forgot about her very quickly.

       But, of course, the days went by...and nothing happened.


Deceit???   Deceit??? Oh! Heaven forbid. 

CNN reports that a woman the president hailed as an Obamacare success story just realized she won't be able to afford Obamacare because it's too expensive:
     "Jessica Sanford was cited by the president as an Obamacare success story at a health care event he had here at the White House in the Rose Garden on October 21," says a reporter for CNN from the White House. "That of course being just last month. The 48-year-old single mom from Washington state purchased what she considered to be affordable health care, life-changing event, she said, on the Washington state health exchange. She decided she was so excited about this news, she wanted to write an e-mail to the president to say that this had really changed her life and that she was thankful for the Afforable Care Act. The president included her e-mail in his remarks to people on hand for the event. Here's a bit of what the president had to say."
The CNN report quotes President Obama as saying, "I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington state. And here's what she wrote, I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed. and I haven't had insurance for 15 years because it's too expensive. I was crying the other day when I signed up, so much stress lifted."

"But days, just really three days after she was mentioned by the president, Jessica Sanford started having problems, she was receiving letters from the Washington state health exchange," reports CNN. "The first letter telling her that tax credit was reduced, therefore, increasing the cost of her health care plan and the, take a look at this, then she received a letter just last week telling her that her tax credit had been taken away all together. Show you another document here, showing what the tax credit worked out to be... zero dollars according to this document that was provided to us by Jessica Sanford. She describes all of this as a roller coaster ride. Now she says she can't afford insurance in Washington state because of the new developments."
Sanford tells CNN that she's embarrassed. "It was a huge disappointment, especially since I had, you know, my story had been shared by the president. I felt like, you know, I just felt really embarrassed that, you know, he quoted my story and then come to find that the Washington health plan finder, the website here in our state, had grossly miscalculated or they're having a problem figuring their tax credits. and so at least for right now, I don't -- I'm not going to be getting insurance," she says.
     We must confess being tired of the Queen for a Day routine.  I know that people are tired.  We know that there is want.  We know that there is stress and that money does not go far enough.    We know that there is worry.  We know that at every corner there are insurmountable problems.  We have lived it, and we are living it.  Even the wealthy live it.  No matter where one finds himself/herself in the sociological class/wealth chart, there is stress.
     What we resent is the notion that a person can decide to foist off his/her perceived wants and needs upon another unseen person.  I buy, you pay.   We breed/ you feed.  And it is done with the alacrity of self-entitlement without concern about what damage the taker is doing to the producer.   It is, simply stated, the notion that "If I have less than you, I am better than you.  If I want more than I have, and you have anything, then I am better than you and I deserve to take what you have".   It is a form of official extortion of the worst sort.....Caesar has legalised the act.
     El Gringo Viejo has tired of that game long, long ago.  Now, however, it is time to destroy entitlements.   There is no money.  Eighteen trillion dollars is a lot of know, like the old adage...."....a trillion here and a trillion there...and pretty soon it adds up to real money."
Now, where did I put my NoDoze and Airwick?   It's time for breakfast and I need a drink.
El Gringo Viejo    

Monday, 18 November 2013

Plaintive, Defiant, trying to be respectful, but.....

    We include a missive from a young woman who just wanted the president to know that she sees through his hypocrisy.   El Gringo Viejo was waiting for the Queen for a Day request or demand for direct help of some sort, like the woman who said that she was living out of her car when Obama held a "town hall" gathering of people who wanted him to give them something.  Obama listened to the woman's recounting of all the things she had suffered....and as she attempted to make people realise that she was the only person who had ever suffered, and that she alone was to be admired the most because she was bestowed the Most Moral Because I Am the Poorest and Most Helpless and I Am Better Than You Are Because of It.   Even the President, as a polished shyster and jiver  and shakedown artist as he, was impressed and he called over to some of his lackeys and told them to "....get that lady's name...we gonna help that woman.  We're gonna help her get out that car and into a nice place!"    Applause by the crowd of dunces and parasites.  
     But this woman is not like that.   She is fighting the lion at the front door and the bear at the back door.   She is tired, worn out.  She may have been misled as to who can help and who cannot.   But she is not asking for help.  If we read carefully, she is essentially asking for Obama to get out of the way.   She suggests that his policies are keeping her from moving up from waitress to hostess, cashier, and assistant manager.   Her language is above average.  Her writing ability is actually quite good.  But El Gringo Viejo was impressed with the fact that with the normal belly-aching that reflects that she is sane, she did not move into that hideous, self-defeating realm of "What are you going to do for me?"
     She had well over 100,000 likes on Facebook back in mid-October....probably many, many more by now...and her cry for reason has even made the news in Germany.  Her cause was taken up to a degree by the Texas National Movement, which is where we learned of her eloquence.

October 18th, 2013
Dear President Obama,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all you have done and are doing. You see I am a single Mom located in the very small town of Palmer, Texas. I live in a small rental house with my two children. I drive an older car that I pray daily runs just a little longer. I work at a mediocre job bringing home a much lower pay-check than you or your wife could even imagine living on. I have a lot of concerns about the new "Obamacare" along with the taxes being forced on us Americans and debts your are adding to our country. I have a few questions for you Mr. President.
Have you ever struggled to pay your bills? I have.
Have you ever sat and watched your children eat and you eat what was left on their plates when they were done, because there wasn't enough for you to eat to? I have.
Have you ever had to rob Peter to pay Paul, and it still not be enough? I have.
Have you ever been so sick that you needed to see a doctor and get medicine, but had no health insurance because it was to expensive? I have.
Have you ever had to tell your children no, when they asked for something they needed? I have.
Have you ever patched holes in pants, glued shoes, replaced zippers, because it was cheaper than buying new? I have.
Have you ever had to put an item or two back at the grocery store, because you didn't have enough money? I have.
Have you ever cried yourself to sleep, because you had no clue how you were going to make ends meet? I have.
My questions could go on and on. I don't believe you have a clue what Americans are actually going through and honestly, I don't believe you care. Not everyone lives extravagantly. While your family takes expensive trips that cost more than most of us make in two-four years, there are so many of us that suffer. Yet, you are doing all you can to add to the suffering. I think you are a very selfish and cold hearted man, who does not care what is best for the people he was elected by (not by me) to represent, but more so out for the glory of your name attached to history.
So thank you Mr. President, thank you for pushing those of us that are barely staying afloat completely under water and driving America into the ground. You have made your mark in history, as the absolute worst and most hated president of the United States.
God have mercy on your soul!


Yolanda Vestal
Average American
     So, there's the word from the "Hispanic" vote, and the "Texan" Vote and the "Women's vote, and on and on.   These are our people, and they really do not give a flip about immigration reform or shovel ready jobs.  This woman is above average in intelligence and seems to understand (correctly) that the wage and opportunity situation is being terribly impacted by Obama's anti-business, anti-wealth measures and attitudes.
     Texas Nationalist Movement, El Gringo Viejo, El Zorro, and several million other people are pushing to solve this good woman's predicament with honest and meaningful measures.
Hold in, Yolanda.  The cavalry will arrive.
El Gringo Viejo