A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump’s call for a border wall. Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico’s top legislators, called Trump’s plan an “unfriendly, hostile” act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee.
“We could explore — not necessarily a visa, that could impede a lot of people from coming to Mexico — but we could perhaps (have) a fee associated with entry,” Videgaray said. “This is something that I’m sure will be part of our discussion, and I believe we can find points of agreement.”
Videgaray went on to say that Mexico would not pay a cent toward the wall. He said if talks between the U.S. and Mexico fail to satisfy both countries, the Mexican government would consider reducing security cooperation.
“If the negotiation on other themes — immigration, the border, trade — isn’t satisfactory to Mexico’s interests, we will have to review our existing cooperation,” Videgaray said. here…
“Review our existing cooperation”? You don’t cooperate, you export your people to America so they can repatriate billions thus propping up your corrupt third world economy. And as far as charging a “fee” to get into your wretched country, knock yourselves out, should do wonders for the tourist industry that continues to shrink because you can’t hide all the bodies piling up in Cabo and Mazatlan. Yeah, charge that fee Luis.by jeffli6 with 1 comment
Just damn near had it with Washington DC regardless of whose POTUS or who has the majority.
Obamacare, the Wall, Immigration, Sanctuary Cities, War Drums, blah, blah, blah, the list goes on. It’s a shit party.
The latest crap sandwich is this budget proposal. The Swamp Monsters are proving what we already knew, nothing can be done in DC that negatively effects a politicians re-election. All policy is dictated by whether one side or the other will be blamed for something and that “thing” will threaten their seat. Politicians of both parties know this and legislate accordingly. What a terrible way to run a country.
I was hoping Trump would have the balls to blow things up, force Republicans to to make decisions based on the needs of America and pass budgets and laws that would help Americans even if it had the potential to damage them politically.
Pass bold legislation and let time dictate whether it was a success or not. The Democrats had no problem backing Obamacare at the time it was passed and they lost the house, senate, and the White House, but they did it regardless of the political fallout, which was extensive. The difference being Obamacare wasn’t in the best interest of the country. If Republicans would pass popular laws and those laws became successful then re-election wouldn’t be a problem would it.
There’s the rub, Republicans don’t have the stones it takes to do the right thing, status quo works for them because they don’t have to be brave. It takes courage to put your political life at risk to pass something you believe in but if it’s good legislation there should be nothing to fear. Republicans are so afraid of Democrats and the liberal media blaming them for this or that they are paralyzed to act. Spineless governing.
I’m fucking sick of it, tired of negotiations, tired of investigations, tired of all the political theater. If Republicans fail to do what they said they were going to do during their campaigns when they hold all of the chips in Washington, then my give a shit will be bankrupt.
Somebody once said “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” That’s all well and fine but if Republicans can’t get their shit together then I’m wasting my time writing and worrying about it.by jeffli6 with 2 comments
The Z Mans take on FOX and Billy Boy:
As a further aside, the companies pulling their ads from O’Reilly were not doing it for economic reasons. The ratings were through the roof and few Americans care about who is playing grab ass with whom at the TV station. These companies were pulling their ads in order to curry favor with the Cult. In many cases, their management teams are infested with Progs and powerskirts too. It’s like a virus for which there is no known cure. It controls the host and will bring about its demise in order to promote the cause.
That’s the fate of Fox News. Rupert Murdoch was never a man of the Right. He was just a guy who loved tabloid news and was a genius at making money on modern media properties. His kids are Kool-Aid drinking Prog loonies, who will piss away the family fortune trying to buy status within the Cult of Modern Liberalism. As a result, Fox News will slowly be converted into a megaphone for the one true faith. We’ll sooner see a trans gender-fluid lesbian of color in prime time than another Bill O’Reilly type.
For my part I liked Bill for his talking points and his segments with Jesse Watters and Dennis Miller, other than that his show was pretty much the same as the others dependent on which side of center you’re on.
He did have one moment that should go down in history, his battle with infamous DC butt pirate Barney Frank on the housing bubble.by jeffli6 with 4 comments
Bill O’Reilly has been excused from FOX News. He was accused of sexual harassment, he has apparently settled four previous cases, the last accusation seems pretty weak but whatever, he is gone. Apparently the Murdoch boys didn’t think backing their man was worthwhile…to bad.
So Ole Bill hit on some women and everyone is up in arms, the left is ecstatic. The hearts of liberals are filled with joy because the right’s poster boy had fallen.
And I could go on and on.
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Fine, as soon as Obama releases his college transcripts, Trump should go ahead and release his returns, fairs fair amiright?
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I’ve been quoted in the media as saying that no one I’ve ever met at Columbia can remember ever meeting, or even seeing, our college classmate Barack Obama. here…
by jeffli6 with 7 comments“There’s no question but that Obama would have been a one-term president but for Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration act. Mitt Romney got a larger percentage of the white vote than Ronald Reagan did in 1980. But the country has changed so dramatically and so intentionally and artificially by government policy, that Democrats have an enormous leg up now. And if things aren’t done, you can say ‘adios’ to whatever your pet issue is, whether it is abortion or the budget or taxes or guns. Get ready to lose, because Democrats decided, ‘Sorry, America, we tried this the easy way. We tried to get you to vote for us, but you wouldn’t, so we brought in ringers. And they’re gonna be voting, tens and tens of millions of them’.”
— Ann Coulter
h/t to Ace for the pic.by jeffli6 with 3 comments
I keep hearing stories that Ivanka’s bleeding heart swayed PDT and somehow motivated his actions, if that is true, Trump needs to get his house in order.
The images after the chemical attack in Syria are terrible and should make anyone with a heart saddened and there should be a reaction, a well thought out and careful examination of the all the players involved and an adequate response as determined by the experts.
Ivanka, a billionaires daughter is not an expert, I would prefer she keeps her calls to daddy about issues she may have some experience, I doubt she has her thumb on the pulse of the civil war in Syria. Emotions need to stay out of policy, that’s what we have liberals for.
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