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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

BY JIM WISE, Staff writer

Is an official Mexican ID official enough for Durham? The City Council will decide Nov. 15.

Members sounded ready to approve the Matricula Consular as a valid ID at a Thursday work session, but the council deferred formal action until its next regular meeting at the request of Councilman Howard Clement.

“I need more information,” he said.

Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, director of El Centro Hispano in Durham, had hoped the council would adopt a resolution recognizing the Matricula Consular on the spot, but she was not worried by the delay.

“We’ve been working hard on this,” she said. “We can wait.” (more…)


The Tequila Party

Monday, May 10th, 2010
Washington Times
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EDITORIAL: Angry, hateful, violent, extremist liberals


Imagine a group of angry demonstrators toting swastika-festooned protest signs calling politicians Nazis, shouting obscenities and racial remarks and throwing rocks and bottles at police officers sent to keep order. No, these are not Tea Partiers. They are the mob that turned out last week to protest Arizona’s new immigration-enforcement law. This group of liberal rowdies has been dubbed the Tequila Party.

For the most part, liberal media coverage overlooked all the leftist violence. Typical headlines described the protest as “mostly peaceful,” with media outlets avoiding details about why they had to use the qualifier “mostly.” Reporting a near-riot by the opponents of the Arizona law doesn’t fit the dominant media storyline.

Some of the editorial bias is blatant. An Associated Press story about the Arizona immigration law quoted a 13-year-old Hispanic boy saying, “We can’t be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we’re illegal immigrants.” The Washington Post sanitized the boy’s views towards law enforcement by replacing the word “pigs” with “[police].” If a Tea Partier used a slur of any kind, it’s doubtful it would be given the square-bracket treatment. It would probably be a banner headline. (more…)

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