Thursday, 31 March 2016

Massive Military Deployment to Texas / Tamaulipas Frontier

One of four Personnel Transporters that
 landed suddenly on 29 March 2016 in
 Reynosa, across from McAllen
     We "hypered- up" the banner for this article like the real live press reports and editting gurus do.  This particular analysis allows us to keep the OROG community and others up to date with the real situation for the common slobs-like-me who go and come across the border with some frequency.

     Some time back the Mexican Secretary of Defense (War) announced that there would be personnel changes and redeployments of military resources that would be affecting areas of conflict in certain places within the Republic. This was taken by many analysts as a sign that the Central Government in Mexico City was going to retire the military presence along the border, and perhaps even cut back on general deployments, while announcing a premature "victory over the Cartels" statement.   But, it was not so interpreted by this humble commentator.
   First came a deployment to the Reynosa military headquarters  of 300 "Federal Civil Police" who are actually Mexican Army personnel who have be re-uniformed in black and trained up in urban analysis, investigation, civil rights and civil legal procedures, and the like, although 80% are essentially infantrymen.  It was a surprise move because the press had been stating that the Frontier area of Tamaulipas State was going to be seeing a draw-down of troops, only hours before.   Within two days four airplanes, one of which is shown above, landed in quick order at the Reynosa International Airport.
One infantry company on the tarmac in Reynosa
the day before yesterday....
    Six hundred effectives were organised in rank and file, boarded onto personnel transporters and taken to the aforementioned local military installation about a mile to the west of the Airport.

    Before 36 hours had transpired the black-clad investigating units reported to the black-clad "Federal Civil Police" about the areas where cells existed of "pandillas" (small gangs of very junior-aged punks) who style themselves as members of this-or-that cartel.  Within an hour of their notification, Los Verdes (or "greenies" as the  Regular Army is sometimes called) had deployed to search and detain or destroy the miscreants.
    So, last night, for three hours, Reynosa was the scene, from side to side and top to bottom, of encounters between military force and degraded, criminal hubris.   As of this hour there have been no reports of the number or nature of casualties.  What is known is that the last twenty four hours have been very quiet from Reynosa to Matamoros downriver, and from Reynosa to Mier, upriver.

     What the OROG who follows this blog would like to know, perhaps, is if this activity fits into El Gringo Viejo's notion of the picture of a general, steady degradation of the Cartel and/or organised criminal element and/or common criminal activity.   And, the response as it pertains to this part of the frontier, and the northeastern-most part of the Republic of Mexico is most certainly,  Yes!! 
     For instance, even as we were doing a bit of backgrounding for this submission, it was sadly entertaining, in a way, to review the period from 2008 - 2012 especially, when, in fact, various "experts" declared that Mexico was at the point of becoming disintegrated.   No less than Amb. John Bolton, whom I normally respect, declared that Mexico had entered too far down the road paved with corruption and sloth and could not be considered a true political entity any longer.
     All nature of experts chimed in....body counts did build up....and hope for improvement was nowhere to be found.   But even in the midst of it....and surrounded while being inside the belly of the beast....your humble servant was watching the common people and the wealthy or well-to-do who actually went about their daily chores.   He watched the bureaucrats who had their peculiar habits at times in terms of precise handling of public funds, continue to complete projects...some quite huge.   He also noted that the Mexican military, steadily and competently, defined space and cleared it, and went on to find more space and clear that space.
     With the return of the replacements for the Cartels and Pandillas, each time they were more incompetent.  Each time there was a new contest over local territory, the pandillas and local strongmen would enter into intra-mural combat and wind up killing each other in large part.   The remainders would frequently be "neutralised" by the military.

      The long-distance, overnight deluxe busses between Mexico City and Reynosa began running again.   The first-class and deluxe middle to long distance day busses began running again....300 per day arriving in Matamoros, and 400 arriving per day in Reynosa.....multiply that by the destinations....Mexico City to Guadalajara, Vera Cruz, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Merida, Tampico, etc. literally thousands upon thousands of first class and deluxe busses with 24 to 34 people on board each all rolling again....when once they had been reduced by 60 - 70 per cent.   There are so many signs of the success of Calderon Hinojosa's decision to confront the Cartels, and the wisdom of Pena Nieto to continue the military effort at vigourous, offensive levels. 

     And, as we are quick to point out, we have been having real, live guests at our little adobe hut at a rate that is aa high as the busiest times we had back in the 2003 - 2006 days.   And those were busy times to say the least.   We see the change in the fact that our neighbour and best friend in Mexico is putting in a huge investment to upgrade his citrus operation (adjacent to our property), as are several score of the "citriculturista" class of investors and landowners in our immediate area.   The standard production of citrus and things such as peppers, corn, and various types of gourds for which our area is rightfully famous has also gone into hyper-activity....with increased salaries and wages, mechanic shortages, drivers, harvesters....lots and lots of rustics and skilled blue-collar people with lots and lots of peso notes with big numbers on them.
     When I return to the Quinta in a few days, it will be interesting to see where the Secretaria de Defensa decided to put the extra 1,500 heavy infantry that have been sent up from Chiapas.   The best word we have at this time is that 900 will replace the 600 who have been called back to Mexico City when all is said and done.  They will all be stationed in and around Cd. Victoria (my area).
     When El Gringo Viejo left two weeks ago or so, the locals were moaning about the fact that the press was reporting that the 600 or so infantry we had in our area were being recalled, and "everybody knew" that none would be sent to replaced them.   Well, there they go again....(as a famous American President once said)....and please be aware that El Gringo Viejo will not pass up a chance to remind each moaner that his / her pessimism was misplaced.

     So, that is the report.  Should other viable news or worthwhile scuttlebutt be made available, we shall post it right away.
El Gringo Viejo

Pertinent Reprint:

     The leftist cant about "Bush lied and people died" reflected the certain knowledge of the left that there are numerous people who are unwilling to invest the intellectual effort required when searching for the Truth.
     The Republicans, on the other hand, are afraid to speak the truth, because they are, in a sense, afraid of the truth.   Moderate and traditional Republicans just don't wish to offend anyone....get their hands dirty....have someone say that the Republicans are meanies.  Those Republicans do not care to learn and understand well that no matter what is done to demonstrate that the GOP people are nice people, the marxists will still "arrange the blame" and put it on the back of an elephant.
     The Sequester Escapade is a perfect example, although it was overplayed by half this last go-around.  The fact that it was overplayed at all is evidence that the marxists will strive to establish a convoluted scenario that will leave the impression among the dull of wit and those who chose to be uniformed, (aka: the Democrat base of voters) that the Republicans want mid-air collisions of airliners.
     "We really are sorry, folks, but the Republicans are trying to balance the budget on the back of Cub Scout Troop 53 from Mondale, Pennsyltuckey.   Because of the draconian cuts by the Republicans in investment by the Federal Government on behalf of the middle class , and although we recognise that Troop 53 worked all year to take this trip to Washington, D.C. there is just no way we could find the funds to keep the doors to the White House open to the general public for the traditional tour."
     Of course, Carney can also tell the Brown Shirts in the press room that the Republicans have done this in order to kowtow to the big corporations, and the choir of millionaires and billionaires who are insidiously checking all the sofas and Barcoloungers in the homes of middle class and working Americans....searching for that last penny of their loose change.
     It never ends.  Always assert, never deny.   That is why Eric Holder can whine and spit back, "Congressman, Just because I am a rotten, dirty, lying slug...a chronic, pathological liar fulfilling a marxist agenda, I really, really resent and reject your disgusting, racist suggestion that I am a rotten, dirty, lying slug, and a chronic pathological liar fulfilling a marxist agenda."

     We really needn't bother with (Sir Edmund) Hillary, Janet Neopolitan, Kathleen Sillibillius, or the rest of these people in the saloon scenes of the various movies with the word "Star" or "Galaxy" or "Jedi" in their titles....Eric Holder is more than enough.   But!  Who can possibly resist a woman who, during a telephone explanation to a reporter, says that she is the one in charge of the IRS division that deigns who receives and who is denied non-profit tax status. When asked what percentage of the applications were denied or delayed for extended periods (like two years) she allowed that it was this-or-that many.
      Then when asked if that was about one-fourth of the total, she declared that she just couldn't  tell that quick because, "I'm a lawyer, not a mathematician!"   It turned out, of course, that she is not much of a lawyer.   And her numerous lawyers accompanying her were not the sharpest group from Joe's Laundromat, Skating Rink, and Law School...or they are so well connected  that "what difference does it make?" comes into play as a defence.
      To be sure, the idea of taking the oath, and then, when called upon, making a statement which declares oneself totally innocent of any charge that could possibly be made, in and of itself constitutes testimony and requires the witness in almost all or in all proceedings to answer questions that support his/her assertion.   That individual, in reality, once asserting innocence cannot refuse to respond to interrogatories that request a demonstration of such innocence.   She was "following the guidance of her counsel"  and informed the questioning body that she was not going to submit to questioning, and that she would invoke her rights under the Vth Amendment that permit her to avoid answering questions that might tend to incriminate her.    ?????   I am innocent and I will prove it by not answering questions whose answers might tend to incriminate me.     ?????

     KING's X  mixed with the (Sir Edmund) Hillary legal position of, "Shut-up!  It doesn't matter.   Who are you to ask me anything????  If you ask me where I was....You'd better damn well know where you were at the same time, Buster! Don't you have any $^#^&& idea of exactly who I, and I mean I, am?!"

But illegal legal action against centre-right, dull, boring people is the hallmark of this administration.

(1)   Expropriation of assets in the form of corporate bonds and preferred stock in General Motors and Chrysler.

(2)    Expropriation and subsequent deactivation of various dealerships of above mentioned auto brands....the vast majority of whom where GOP oriented and employed over 100,000 skilled and semi-skilled blue-collar workers:

Attribution to The Daily Caller, 9 August 2012:

At the behest of Team Auto, GM and Chrysler closed more than 2,000 dealerships — leaving more than 100,000 dealer employees scrambling for new jobs, pensions and health care — within a time span of a few months. By contrast, Mitt Romney’s old private equity firm Bain Capital is taking heat from Obama supporters for laying off 750 workers at one Kansas City steel plant nearly eight years after it purchased the plant’s parent company.
An ad Mitt Romney’s campaign released last week highlights the impact of the closures on one dealership in Lyndhurst, Ohio. The owner, Al Zarzour, speaks of having to lay off “30-some” employees when his Chevrolet dealership was put on the GM closure list in 2009.
Obama supporters as well as Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin, a Romney supporter, have criticized the ad, claiming that the dealer closings were necessary for the automakers’ viability and that virtually no dealership jobs would exist had the auto companies gone into a normal bankruptcy. But the acclaimed new book Bailout by Neil Barofsky, the former special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), shows that the first half of this critique is false and the second half is highly tenuous.
“Is Romney saying that in a ‘managed bankruptcy’ these dealerships wouldn’t have closed?” asks Rubin. Romney hasn’t responded yet, but Barofsky argues forcefully that the Obama administration pushed for many more closures than bankruptcy and restructuring experts deemed necessary.
In Bailout — other aspects of which have been praised by the liberal Huffington Post — Barofsky paints a far more devastating portrait of the Obama administration’s arbitrary dealer closures than does the Romney campaign, whose attacks on them have been relatively mild. Contrary to the administration’s claim that the dealer closings were entirely GM’s and Chrysler’s decisions, Barofsky writes that Obama’s “auto team had pressured the companies to close the dealerships” more rapidly and in greater numbers than the firms had wished.

Read more:

(3)    The military-styled assault by an IRS SWAT Team against the Gibson Guitar Company, ostensibly for violation of a law banning certain types of wood from endangered trees found in the Indian Sub-continent, has cost said company over 2,000,000 USD so far.   To this point, all the instruments, hard-drives, guitar-quality woods in stock, and other pertinences that were confiscated by heavily armed, combat-uniformed SWAT Team personnel has not been returned and no communication has been made to Gibson concerning the case or the return of company property.   It has been two years.    Possible charges?   Suspected of being a donor to Republican and Conservative organisations.
    During the original raid the personnel at the facility were ordered out of the building by bullhorn and were escorted by heavily armed, SWAT style personnel...with AR-16 (or similar) weaponry.

(4)     And on, and on, and on ad infinitum.


And the president's half-brother's, application for a non-profit status tax authorisation took a couple of months and was made retroactive for three years.   For a mosque.   In Kenya.   The President's half-brother is an imam, with 16 wives.

We are surrounded by the Brown Shirts who are operating under union rules, who are members of the same type of union thugs who wee-wee'd in the state capitol building during their "peaceful protests" that left 3,000,000 USD of damages to the building and grounds during the "peaceful protests".  Government employees who are impossible to dismiss.

El Gringo Viejo


Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Some house-cleaning and changes to the Order and Method of Service at the Quinta


     We have been going over our seemingly never-changing statements about forms of service and meals that we have had for lo, these many years.   We are entering a new episode, and also a different dimension, of activity and presentation.

     For instance, we shall be ending the notion of having an elaborate brunch for the clients.   From this point on, we shall have a standard, but flexible, breakfast, based first on Mexican preferences, with significant Texian and American overtones.  
     There are seasonal things that we know our clients would like, but with which they might be unfamiliar.  One of our tasks is to reveal to the guests, especially first time visitors to the Mexican outback, the various flavours and  recipes, rustic and urbane,  eaten by the people of all social backgrounds, trades, professions, and  classes.
     There are Mexican classics that surprise and please the palates of both foreign and domestic guests.   We can present seven or eight such alternatives for supper, and perhaps an equal number of  alternatives for breakfast.

     We shall stabilise the morning coffee, juice, and  water service so as to begin at 06:00 hours.   We shall also serve breakfast, which will remain an included element in our service package, at 07:30 - 09:30.....and there will be a brief listing of recommendations for said breakfast.

        We shall also post a listing of the extra-charge supper selections which might be as light-fare as finger sandwiches with accompanied with nuts and cheese, a Mexican specialty such as the Tampiquena which is a medium large, prime steak complemented by one or two enchiladas, usually of cheese of two different types, a bit of guacamole, rice, and re-fried beans.   Other selections for supper might be a large tropical shrimp salad with citrus, avocado, mango, and other local or nearby fruit and productions folded into a leafy concoction.
     But, the guest will have a selection posted that will give an idea of what choices exist.   The same will be the nature of the cost and availability of beers, wines, and our limited mixed-drink menu and pricing.

      These things are being done now because of two main reason:

             (1)    Business has picked up during the past few months.   We can justify stabilising our offerings and investing in quality of ingredients and selection of produce, meat, fish, and poultry.

                  (2)      It appears that our old standard service, while good in its time, needs to adapt to what is now a more streamlined meal offering, i.e. a smaller breakfast and a bit more of a Mexican influence in said offerings.

     All OROGs and others who are searching information about the Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre should review our website which can be accessed by clicking the picture on the upper right corner of this page.   We should be done with the updating of that page during this calendar day.

El Gringo Viejo

Monday, 28 March 2016

At the risk of offending, but the OROGs should know.....we solicit disagreement and/or concurrence.....



American Red Cross

President and CEO Marsha J.

Salary for the year was $651,957
Plus expenses

Perhaps it is called the March of
Dimes because

Only a dime for
Every 1 dollar is given to the
United Way
President Brian

Receives a $375,000 base salary
Along with numerous expense benefits.
CEO Caryl M. Stern
$1,200,000 per year (100k
Per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS

Less than 5
Cents of your donated dollar goes to the
CEO and owner Mark Curran
Profits $2.3 million a year.
Goodwill is a
Very catchy name for his business.
You donate to his business
And then he sells the items for
He pays nothing
For his products and pays his workers minimum wage!
Nice Guy.
$0.00 goes to
Help anyone!
Stop giving to this

Instead, give to any of the following

Salvation Army

Commissioner, Todd Bassett
Receives a small salary of only

$13,000 per year(plus housing) for
Managing this $2 billion dollar

96 percent of donated dollars go
To the cause.
American Legion

National Commander receives

$0.00 zero

Your donations go to help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Veterans of Foreign Wars

National Commander receives

 $0.00 zero

Your donations go
To help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Disabled American Veterans

National Commander receives

$0.00 zero 
Salary. Your donations go
To help
Veterans and their families and youth!
Military Order of Purple Hearts

National Commander receives a
$0.00 zero salary.

Your donations go
To help
Veterans and their families and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans AssociationNational Commander receives a

$0.00 zero

Your donations go
To help
Veterans and their families and youth!

Make a Wish:
For children's last

100% goes to funding trips or
Special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude's Research

100% goes towards funding and
Helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and who
Cannot afford to pay.
McDonald Houses
All monies go to running
The houses for parents who have critically ill
Children in the hospital

100% goes to housing, and feeding
The families.
Club International

(ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).

Please share this with everyone you can.

 I was at a party  last night, we were discussing this, and someone sent this out. I have seen different ones discussed, but never have I seen a list which also gave the positive!!!!!  Send to your contacts,  recently Wounded Warriors have been discussed as starting to spend too much on administrative costs!
(OROG Contributor)   

     This mailing originated with one of our contributing Doctors who is a conservative, a straight thinker, a brilliant humourist, and is also familiar with the nature of eleemosynary activity.    My own impressions concerning the institutions named is highly concurrent and/or in agreement.
El Gringo Viejo

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Migrants Attack 60 Minutes Crew In Sweden



     Various filtering and censoring agencies and interests are chasing these "prejudicial" articles that seem to "defame" the "refugees" who are pouring into all places European in order to prohibit their airing to the general population of interested viewers.
     People who object to the inundation of hostile, self-important, and parasitical masses of people who regard the native European population as infidels and, literally, lower than swine in the pecking order of Islamic cultural organisation are said to be....Neo-nazis, right-wing negativist, nativist bigots, or at best, inhospitable.
     This particular film is one of the more tame that could be shown by the Australian "60 Minutes" crew who had arrived in Europe to do a piece "sympathetic" to the "migrants".

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Cruz, Trump, Islamo-fascism, Barry the Magic Islamomarxist, the absence of thought being replaced by "feelings''


     We have been a bit under the weather, and therefore our regular diet of AirWick cocktails and NoDoze tablets, spiced with spoiled Tabasco Sauce has been avoided for a couple of weeks.   As we return to something remotely associated with normal, and with our vitriolmetre now entering the "Danger -Danger" zone, we feel better prepared to confront the WindMills.

      We have been, oddly, busy at our little life-project,  for the past few weeks.  Some rare thing, known as steady flow of clients and guests who actually pay for the honour of staying a mud-hut in the middle of Nowhere, Mexico.....has been occupying much of our time.   It has been a pleasant interlude, with people who are interesting, complex, appreciative, and just generally pleasant to have around.   But we move on to the matters at hand, while first reassuring the OROG community that there will be commentary about historical and cultural points in the coming days, pertaining to Mexico, Texas, and the United States.



     We simply stopped listening.  On overnight radio, on daytime talk, on any forum....we simply stopped listening.  "Thanks for calling in.  Tell us why you are supporting Donald."

     "Trump is the only one who always tells it like it is.   He says the things that I believe in.   All the other ones are part of the establishment conspiracy and they're trying to get to us and keep us down while they live it up in Washington.   They're all alike, and they don't have to live like we do....they don't pay taxes and they hang around with the millionaires and billionaires all the time.   Trump knows what it's like and he's got money so he doesn't have to take a bunch of back-door deals all the time like all the rest are doing all the time."

     "Well, Maggie, your points are well taken.   Can you tell me if there is any one point that really inspires your loyalty to Mr. Trump?"

     "Sure, he's gonna build a wall that makes everyone go back.  And then he's gonna make all the Muslims go away and stop having to give money to the Jews for building their wall and make the Chinese pay to sell their stuff and the Mexicans."

     "Maggie, can you tell me how building a wall is going to force Mexicans to go back to Mexico?"

      "That's the point.   You don't know how, but Mr. Trump does.  And he'll make the Mexican Government pay for building the wall.   Yessir, he knows how to deal with those people."

     "Maggie, it hurts me to have to tell you, but such talk is something one might find in an insane asylum.   Besides the hundreds of lawsuits from pseudo-environmentalist saboteurs and other obstacles there would be no way to complete the envisioned "fence" in twenty years, and absolutely no chance for any Mexican entity, public or private, to pay for said wall.   Also, are you aware that over one million Mexicans come into the United States every day and leave every day?  Are you aware that Canada and Mexico are commonly found in the top three trading partners of the United States?"

     "That's what I'm talking about.  Lying Ted! Lying Ted! All that talk is lies.   Mexico can't produce anything.  They have no industry.   Trump will make them pay.   Besides, Cruz was a Mexican before he became a Canadian.  And now he says he's a Texan.....Lyin' Ted!!!  Lyin' Ted!!!"

     "Well, okay Maggie.   We appreciate your call.  We're up on a hard break and need to move on.  Have a nice morning."

AND SO We have the ideal respondent.   Most Trumpsters attribute things unsaid or only inferred into their understanding of what Trump says and believes.   They, being generally imprecise thinkers and incapable of critical thought, impute what they think Trump is saying into a certain belief that Trump is thinking and agreeing with the person who is listening to the imprecise bilge.  It is the fulfillment of the ancient adage from the mid-way, "There's a sucker born every minute!!"

And there we have the Trump phenomena.  A show put on by white-trash for those who are slow of wit and who have no grasp of cultural matters, history, or reasonable strategy in terms of dealing with the impending disasters the secular humanist and progressive movement have given us.


      We are living in these moments the results of an immigration policy that was purposefully designed by various groups.....sometimes not even in concert one with the invade, saturate, degrade, and then collapse the culture and traditions of both eastern and western Europe.   From the mass of rotted cultures and societies, freed from religious and other moral constraints, an even worse evil will rise and impose its will upon a feckless, sniveling hordes of cowards and welfare dependent "brave new world citizens", who at least know how many metres there are in three metric months.  
     The "Euros", proud of the freedom from such restraints as false gods and religions, knowing well the guiding anthem of the New World Order, IMAGINE,  and the release from the chains of fairy tales, and virgin birth, and Santa Clauses at every corner will be short shrift for the Islamofascists and their beheading scourge they are planning even as I write.
     The reasonable people who have their metres and dole and three years paternity/maternity leave with "free" nanny, and labour unions for the unemployed will scoff when warned one last time before the scimitars fall.

     Ask not for whom the scimitar clangs, for it clangs for thee......



     Barry Soetoro, who has had many passports and identities during the last few years, has certainly had reason to be confused.   He is not very smart, but he has served as a wonderful petri-dish for Valerie Jarrett and the Bill Ayres - Annenberg Foundation crowd.   He was the Manchurian Candidate who did not need programming.  Somehow he could do the impossible and turn into a Pavlov's dog that could bark in Bolshevik...."From each according to his ability and to each according to his need...."  and then at the call of the mullah rush to grovel on the floor of the mosque to worship a god that had been ill defined from his original understanding.
     How can a true marxists worship any kind of god?   How can a person who believes in a supreme cosmic force of any kind believe in Bolshevik socialism which requires adherents to be atheists?    Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you Barry....the chameleon.....voila!    Thank you Valerie for training this little puppet so well.



     We must stop "feeling" this way or that.   We, as a culture, as critical thinkers. must ask our fellows, friends, and families not to feel that such and such would be nice or kind or un-threatening.   We are watching Europe fundamentally change from a declined civilisation to a complete quagmire of social democratic drabness and nothingness.   It cannot and wills not to defend itself, but nay....further conduct the agents of its own demise....pointing to the heavens and declaring that it is somehow the European destiny to induct millions upon millions of slothful, dirty, sullen, murderous, almost sub-human parasites into their midst.   While there their dark hatred for anything non-Muslim will percolate, distill, and refine into the poisons and explosives that will blow the guts out of every 7 year old granddaughter, the brains from the head of every secretary and airliner pilot, and decapitate the boy on the soccer field....over and over and over again until there is nothing left.
     The Exchequer will be empty....the sewer plants will be bubbling stench.  A piece of celery will sell for billions of Euros....and the beheadings will be nearly outpaced by new forms of medical will be worth the price, but it will have been collapsed by the Muslim proclivity to have six children by four wives, while the Euros had none because it was inconvenient and abortions were free.....because the government paid for them.

The clanging of the scimitar can be heard more clearly now.

El Gringo Viejo