Mexican Romney

February 25, 2012

COLONIA JUAREZ, MEXICO - JULY 10: From left, Karen Romney sits with her grandson, Tyton, and brother in law Leighton Romney at Sunday lunch after church service in Colonia Juarez, Mexico in July 2011. United States Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's family migrated to Mexico over 100 years ago after being granted asylum from Mexican President Porfirio Diaz after they had been pursued by the U.S. authorities for polygamy. (Dominic Bracco II / Prime For The Washington Post)  (Romney is currently running for the Republican nomination.)COLONIA JUAREZ, MEXICO – JULY 10: From left, Karen Romney sits with her grandson, Tyton, and brother in law Leighton Romney at Sunday lunch after church service in Colonia Juarez, Mexico in July 2011. United States Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s family migrated to Mexico over 100 years ago after being granted asylum from Mexican President Porfirio Diaz after they had been pursued by the U.S. authorities for polygamy. (Dominic Bracco II / Prime For The Washington Post) (Romney is currently running for the Republican nomination.)Dominic Bracco II / Prime / For The (Washington Post) (Romney’s rugged Mormon ancestors sowed riches in Mexico – Yahoo! News) Before the Mexican Revolution, more than 4,000 Mormons were given refuge in Mexico by dictator Porfirio Diaz, buttressed by ideas of support for religious freedom espoused by Mexico’s founding father, Benito Juarez.
Mitt’s great-grandfather Miles P. Romney was one of them. He married five women over the course of his life, and joined the first wave of settlers in Mexico.
In 1867, Miles P. was told to take a second wife by Brigham Young, who took over the leadership of the Mormon church after founder Joseph Smith was killed . Miles’ first wife, Hannah Hood Hill, Mitt’s great-grandmother, was at first unhappy but accepted the decision because of her faith and ended up living happily in a polygamous family, the travel log recounts.
Miles P. was a lover of theater who staged elaborate productions of Hamlet and other works by Shakespeare. He was dedicated to education, opening the first school in the colony where one of his wives taught under willow trees.
Those early days were difficult for the settlers – photos show them living in rock dugouts with no shoes and little food. They hunted deer and wild turkey for meat. But they created a haven where the polygamist families could stay together.
The Mormon church officially banned polygamy in 1890, but many spiritual weddings continued to take place in the colonies and Miles P. married his fifth wife seven years after the ban.
By the next generation, that of Mitt Romney’s grandfather Gaskell, the practice was all but non-existent. Mitt Romney has called polygamy “bizarre”.
George, in his recollections, calls his grandfather’s other wives his “aunts”. Although he found the idea of polygamy “repugnant”, he admired the family around him.


Mexican demands Mexican Lawyer… from U.S. DEATH ROW

July 7, 2011

He was not told he could have access to Mexican consular officials, in violation of the Vienna Convention. The Obama administration has urged Texas to delay the execution of a Mexican man, saying it would put the US in breach of international obligations.

A state department spokeswoman said that the federal government had filed a brief on Friday with the US Supreme Court, supporting Leal’s argument for a stay of execution until the end of the year.
“The imminent execution of petitioner would place the United States in irreparable breach of its international law obligation,” US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli wrote in the brief.
It would have “serious repercussions for United States foreign relations, law enforcement and other co-operation with Mexico, and the ability of American citizens travelling abroad to have the benefits of consular assistance in the event of detention”. via bbc.co.uk
While I like Rick Perry I have to wonder what the reprecussions of this could be for Americans going to Mexico.

Woman tried to sneak inmate out of prison in suitcase

July 7, 2011

they should of let him go just for trying if it wasn’t rape or murder. It’s Mexico, he will fit in well on the street. Via Telegraph


Man’s severed head, genitals left outside Juárez church

June 22, 2011
Man’s severed head, genitals left outside Juárez church:

Mexican Meatball Snuff film…

A man’s severed head and genitals were left outside a church in Juárez on Tuesday afternoon.

Chihuahua state police said the body parts were found inside a black plastic bag behind Sagrado Corazón church east of downtown Juárez. The rest of the body has not bee located.
Investigators found a DVD with the body parts, but a police spokesman said he did not know what was contained on the disc.
A spokesman said the severed head and genitals incident was the lone homicide reported as of Tuesday evening. There were two homicides Monday and five on Sunday. via El Paso Times h/t Eye On The World


Taxpayer Funds For Radical-Leftist Group La Raza Skyrocket After Obama Nominates One Of Its Top Leaders To Powerful White House Post…

June 18, 2011


Publicly Funded La Raza Group Expands…



A Judicial Watch investigation reveals that federal funding for a Mexican La Raza group that for years has raked in millions of taxpayer dollars has skyrocketed since one of its top officials got a job in the Obama White House.
The influential and politically-connected National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has long benefitted from Uncle Sam’s largess but the group has made a killing since Obama hired its senior vice president (Cecilia Muñoz) in 2009 to be his director of intergovernmental affairs.
Ignored by the mainstream media, Judicial Watch covered the appointment because the president issued a special “ethics waiver” to bring Muñoz aboard since it violated his own lobbyist ban. At the pro illegal immigration NCLR, Muñoz supervised all legislative and advocacy activities on the state and local levels and she was heavily involved in the congressional immigration battles that took place in the George W. Bush Administration.
She also brought in a steady flow of government cash that’s allowed the Washington D.C.-based group to expand nationwide and promote its leftist, open-borders agenda via a network of community organizations dedicated to serving Latinos.Among them are a variety of local groups that provide social services, housing counseling and farm worker assistance as well as publicly-funded charter schools that promote radical Chicano curriculums. Judicial Watch published a special report on this a few years ago.
This week a JW probe has uncovered details of the alarming increase in federal funding that these NCLR groups have received since Muñoz joined the Obama Administration. In fact, the government cash more than doubled the year Muñoz joined the White House, from $4.1 million to $11 million.
Not surprisingly, a big chunk of the money (60%) came from the Department of Labor, which is headed by a former California congresswoman (Hilda Solis) with close ties to the La Raza movement. Since Obama named her Labor Secretary, Solis has launched a nationwide campaign to protect illegal immigrant workers in the U.S. Just this week Solis penned declarations with Guatemala and Nicaragua to preserve the rights of their migrants.
The NCLR also received additional taxpayer dollars from other federal agencies in 2010, the JW probe found. The Department of Housing and Urban Development doled out $2.5 million for housing counseling, the Department of Education contributed nearly $800,000 and the Centers for Disease Control a quarter of a million.
Additionally, NCLR affiliates nationwide raked in tens of millions of government grant and recovery dollars last year thanks to the Muñoz factor. An offshoot called Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) saw its federal funding nearly double to $18.3 million following Muñoz’ appointment. …Keep reading… via weaselzippers.us