Sunday, May 27, 2012
Besides leading a new congregation in Kalispell that includes well-known white supremacists Randy Weaver and April Gaede, Baldwin hosts a daily one-hour radio program, “Chuck Baldwin Live.” He also is a prolific writer, penning regular columns that are archived on his website and at VDARE.com, a racist website known for bashing immigrants. He has condemned Islam as a “bloody, murderous religion” and referred to Martin Luther King Jr. as an apostate. He sympathizes with Joseph Stack, the tax protester who flew a plane into an IRS office building in 2010, killing himself and an IRS employee. The South, he insists, “was right.”
He refers to Tejano Music as "Taco Music" and says that most of the South Texas Hispanics are nothing more than overgrown "anchor" babies. But such local sentiments were not new in Corpus Christi, Talk Radio personality Eric Von Wade when he was associated with KEYS RADIO stated on the air that immigrants coming in from Mexico should be "stamped with a number on their feet, like the ducks at a carnival."
Politics may come and go for Baldwin. But out in Montana, as it is here in NUECES COUNTY far away from the “Orwellian machine” of the federal government, the indignation and xenophobia and paranoia — just keep on snowballing.
Monday, May 7, 2012
South Texas -- Candidate Phil Vela appears to be the front-runner in a congressional race now that District Attorney Armando Villalobos (from the Valley) has been indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges.
A few days before early voting, a few days before candidates start pushing their campaign full throttle, candidate Villalobos in indicted and starkly dragged through the mud of repercussions.
Villalobos' resultant campaign: frozen, insecure, devastated, sting-ed with shifting loyalties. How many are the feelings being expressed -- summed up in one word, perhaps "panic." The polls, the odds machines quickly stamping outputs of "invalidity" -- in short, a floodgate of a "free for all" has been unleashed.
But the pragmatist analysts know and some have uttered: "Phil Vela is clearly in the lead. And clearly new appointments have taken priority: haircut, tailor, Juan "Shoe-Shine" Perez, a pow-wow with the core group and "think tank" to maximized the climate of the media."
One analyist stated: "Phil is probably staging a pilot run before the mirror for the grand debut: "Veterans, senors, those caught in the grindstone of poverty and struggle, don't lose hope, esperanza, I have picked up the flag of my Father and Mother before me in the political area as a public official -- WE WILL PEVAIL."
(Note: See link to Brownsville-Herald http://www.valleycentral.com/ related to Armando Villalobos indictment.)