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Immigration Reform…Some Thoughts

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-03-2017

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A few months ago I had a comment from a contract supplier of farm laborers from Mexico to serve farmers in the border states. He was having a difficult time getting sufficient workers to serve his clients…..Our farmers have a rough time hiring workers because most American will not do the farm work, planting, weeding, harvesting, etc. The Mexican workers will do the work and apparently will do an excellent job for them. We need to consider reforming this portion of our Immigration policy in my opinion. One, the contractor could handle the interviews and fees for the agricultural workers of ten or more workers in Mexico and he would sign to be responsible for these workers for the duration of the visa or green card for them for the month  or six weeks or whatever length of time deemed necessary. If a few of these workers meet with success with a farmer and that farmer wants to take over the responsibility for them, he can apply for an extended stay or visa for this/these workers for a longer period of time….This may also be an option for the construction industry who also has problems hiring certain type employee. We need to take some steps to rework immigration in certain areas, within reason, making it as easy as possible for the farmers to get  help with their crops and the construction industry to hire certain workers. This may also help with the illegal entries across our southern border. It’s a complicated issue I know,  but surely there are some small steps we can take to start this reform.

Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-03-2017

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Surprise, surprise……Ruben wrote something I agree with. This morning he wrote that the Russians did not aid Trump in his being elected.  He said the democrats  aided Trump in being elected and were solely responsible for his election victory. I voted for Trump but I never believed he could be elected. He had to have had help from the democrats to pull it off….. Mr. Navarrette wrote an excellent article and one that I enjoyed reading. He was right on,  in my opinion, this time. You can check it out on the editorial page in today’s Albuquerque Journal, March 22, 2017. I fuss about his writings so much that I want to give him credit when I agree….So, good job, Mr. Navarrette…..

Postings….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-03-2017

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You probably have noticed that the postings have been a bit quiet since the hacker showed up at my door. The fact that people can find your physical address and track you down causes me lots of concerns. Not so much for me, but for my entire family and my property. I have been writing so freely about immigrants, drugs, drug cartels,  crooked politicians on the take, writers, politics and I don’t remember what all else, and I have decided that writing my feelings are not worth taking risks with my loved ones or myself. So when I can think of something light or comical or really light news, I’ll write about it. Nothing heavy…..Far to many crazy people in the world….Down the road a ways I might change my mind, but for right now, I’m thinking before I’m writing…..so, dud!!! Nothing here tonight…..And let me add that I will be more critical of the comments submitted before publishing them on the world wide web….

The Wall

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-03-2017

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Building that wall sounds better every day. That’s all I got to say about that…..

Hackers…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-03-2017

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Over the weekend a hacker showed up at my door, stating that he was a hacker and asked me if a IP number he had on his phone was my IP number. I told him no and tried to find out why he was hacking me. All he said was I needed better security, at least that is what I made out. He left and made no further warning or statements but it left me wondering if that was my IP and why he would be interested in me. I checked and in my comments on this web site I did find a similar number to that IP in early February. If you folks know about hackers and what their business would be in coming to a persons house, would you please let me know. The other thing is, would you read some of my postings and see if there is anything that I have posted that would create any interest in a visit from a hacker. Kindly leave me a comment if you have any ideas. By the way, I did contact the FBI and they have not responded, so I reckon it is ok by them…..What do you guys think?

Laws….Good Laws and Bad Laws…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-02-2017

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We have good laws on the books…..Some folks say we have bad laws on the books. Some of our laws even override God’s laws…Of course, I’m going to always believe God’s laws no matter what some folks say. And some of you folks differ in opinion on God’s laws as well as man’s laws.

  1. Man shall not lay with another man according to God’s law.  Man’s law says it is now ok.
  2. Thou shall not kill according to God’s law. Man’s law says we can kill our unborn babies.
  3. Man’s law says thou shall not pray or talk about Jesus in school. God says it is ok and he will hear you when you pray from wherever you are.
  4. Man’s law says thou shall not cross our borders for illegal entry into the United States of America, but man does not have to enforce those laws, based on who is doing the talking. God says we should obey man’s law. Or does he?
  5. What is a person to do? As for me, number one God’s law is still in effect and I will honor that law. Number two is another of God’s laws that is still in effect so I hope all the females will honor this law as well.  And number three, I just pray whenever I feel the need, no matter where I am. And for number four, America is having a difficult time taking care of our own needy people and the law restricting illegal entry into the USA should be enforced. Mexico needs to step up and take care of their people and the need to cross the border illegally would not be so critical.
  6. I cannot get these numbers to go away so number six become “what do you think?” If you care to share your comments, fire away. No foul language please, otherwise speak your mind…..

Wow Moments in the Headlines….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-02-2017

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Mexican Drug Cartel forbids crystal meth sells in Juarez, Mx….(drug dealers getting hooked)

Cartel drug dealers getting hooked on drugs….(and become sorry and untrustworthy)

ICE raids panic illegals….(dud)

Athletes becoming more powerful than POTUS…(telling Under Armour what and what not to do)

Tiger can’t golf or talk….(doctor’s orders)

Carlsbad, NM sink hole to collapse in next 5 years….(under 2 major highways, a church and other buildings)

Sanctuary Cities

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-02-2017

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Since Sunday, The Albuquerque Journal has been doing a series of articles on the Mexican drug cartel. And according to paper, the Cartel is doing lots of business in our state and of course, using some of our border crossings, as well as all the crossings across our southern border, bringing in tons of drugs daily. Creating sanctuary cities is most probably music to the Mexican drug cartel’s ears. Santa Fe, a sanctuary city and Albuquerque, trying to become one, are playing right into their hands. Those folks love it….. It would be false news or fake news to say that there are ties to those voting in favor of sanctuary cities to the Mexican cartel, however, with the money they have available and knowing that many of our politicians are on the take, you have to call it like it is and suspect that some of the payola is going on. And on behalf of the sanctuary cities who say they are not protecting criminals, and while they are not protecting them,  they make it difficult to question them because of racial profiling….And you know how playing the race card is another sword to rattle….We really need our wall…..

Ruben Navarrette, Jr….He Keeps Writing The Same Old Stuff..So Will I.

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-02-2017

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Here is a hesterbooks.com repost from 2012:

Mr. Ruben Navarrette, Jr….A nice guy I’m sure, but….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-06-2012

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I read Mr. Navarette’s column almost every week in the Albuquerque Journal. I think part of my problem with Mr. Navarrette is I don’t understand his word usage. As an example he said, “This administration has all but declared war on the Latino immigrant community.” Did he mean to say, “almost declared war on illegal immigrants?”. I don’t think any of us have a problem with legal entry Latino’s, do we? …No we don’t, Mr. Navarrette…They are good folks and get this…I am a Republican and I like them….another comment he made “….ropes state and local police officers into enforcing immigration law by requiring them to submit fingerprints of those arrested who they suspect of being in the country illegally (read, Latinos)…. Well, Duh….They are lawbreakers sir…..You know we need a lot of those folks to help on farms and in the construction industry, but that requires reworking the guest worker program Mr. Navarrette….(read, lawful,my comment here)….Another comment…..”The Department of Homeland Security is encouraging a form of ethnic profiling just to boost its deportation figures”…(read preforming their duty, my comment here also)….I think you are saying, Mr. Navarrette, that America is picking on the illegal aliens, even when they are breaking the law by being here unlawfully, that we should just ignore them…You seem to say, “They are ok…they are MY people”….Why not write your column about the guest worker program and upgrading it and revamping how our businesses request folks from Mexico and other Central and South American countries. Contrary to your belief, the average Republican does not hate Latino and I think you know that….You are obligated to follow the law, I have the same obligation and so does our friends who cross our borders…..Write me an article about that Mr. Navarrette and I will back you 100 percent…..Looking forward to your next article (read, you can always get me going).I guess I could stop reading him, huh?…Pete Hester

Update: I have read many more articles since the above one by Mr. Navarrette….He ain’t changed one bit. Open borders and  illegals are ok with him. He spoke today of us “white boys” ( I think he actually used conservatives today) having a closed mind. Wonder has he checked his lately. His is not only closed but also one tracked…..What would I have to write about if not for Mr. Navarrette…Maybe Mexico improving pay and benefits for the Mexican people. Heavens, that would never work as it puts Mexico in a bad light. Mr. Navarrette can’t write about that…Pete Hester, Feb. 9, 2017

Mexican Drug Cartel Against Building Wall?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-02-2017

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The Mexican drug cartel is aligned with every one of those fighting additional strengths of security being added to our southern border….A wall, additional Border Patrol agents, National Guard, whatever we talk about, they are against it. And you can bet they side with every organization that is against putting additional security there. Is there payola involved north of the border? Well, I cannot say for sure, but with the kind of money they are making I would almost bet on it…..I remember the old days back in Alabama when a dry county would try to have a vote on going wet, the moonshiners would aligned with the church goers on fighting to keep the county dry. It was very beneficial to the moonshiners to do so.  Is that still going on today there?  I don’t know about that, but I do know that there are still greedy people in the world that only care about lining their pockets and they have no problem preying on the people that are wanting to do good, as they see it, and end up promoting the bad stuff. I would imagine the Mexican drug cartel is very much against the wall and site all kinds of problems building it would create. Hurt the economy? Oh, my gosh yes….That’s the biggest problem of all, especially to the drug cartel and human traffickers. But, most of you folks know all that but a few folks sure can’t see it. Can they?