Ray Charles & Willie Nelson – Seven Spanish Angels – and More on Immigration, Ann Coulter’s PMS Oddyssy, Texas Rising, and other things that make me grumpy


 (1)   To enter upon, the Texas Rising matter has as the final move been cleared up.  Certain Spanish Angels came to me in a vagary, last night.   They told me that my do ~-work concerning the Texas Rising stain put ~ history was meeting with all kinds of outcry “up in that place”, and various of the people who were “into disfavor there” at the time of the supposed time and put at interest being depicted on “The History Channel” were menace to come down and set the register straight.   I told the Spanish Angels that we would endue more effort in trying to impress twain the banks and course the yelp upon the River Truth.   Therefore, we break the ice:

     (a)    The geography is the minutest of it, but without it, there is no “it” .   So a little while ago we are a bit closer to knowing what the meaning of “it” is.  What is depicted because San Antonio and environs would ask one to believe that it is in a craggy piedmont, close to mighty, dry-ish mountains.   Then we are told, ~ the agency of stage-set, that what is surrounding the area as we approach Washington forward the Brazos, or Velasco, or Harrisburg and San Jacinto and Galvez Town, we are supposed to suppose to mean that it is only slightly separate from being a Mojave Desert – Lite.

     San Antonio and Bexar County of The Republic of Texas to-set time as then is a moderately foggy, roughly forested place, to the occidental full of springs (it is reported a minimum of 1,100) and to its east stretches of boring, inexperienced, rolling prairie….hilly at times….by hundreds of tiny sloughs and practise ~ing, scores and scores of year-on all sides creeks, and a score of gigantic creeks and medium-sized Rios, whose banks and deluge zones are heavily forested….all in the limits of the trot and walk of sum of ~ units days horse travel to the east.

     Arriving on every side of places like Schulenberg, and the Czech / Polish nation…common annual rainfalls can range from 20 (uncommon) to 100 inches (rarer).  It quite depends on the fronts from the north and the easterly waves and tropical storms from the  Gulf of Mexico.  Common rainfall?   We are looking at a class of 30 inches near the “waist-coterie” of Texas – the Balcones Escarpment in which place the limestone, marble, and cedars yield to the west, and where Texas loses 600 feet in height as it move to the east.   Rainfall to the East increases at the same time that one moves towards Houston, Beaumont, and the Confederate Country of East Texas….changing little by little from 30 to 70 inches per annum.    To the West of San Antonio, actual rumpled hilly areas with oak and cedar, beauty and cragginess at every curve and glance….and the East through its jumble of dogwoods, wisterias, wither and oak forests, bogs, sloughs of swampy, muddy backwashes and mystical Spanish-moss draped scenes.

    These are the scenes that perdition life for visitors when one learns that barely we Southerners and Texans  be assured of these places as part of our genetic imprimatur and licence of ownership.  The scenes used ~ means of the Texas Rising producers, directors, satraps, and dumboes could perhaps be in somewhere in the Ruidoso foothills of New Mexico, or peradventure west of Fort Stockton and Pecos, Texas.   It is in truth hard to identify…as anything Texian.


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Juan Nepocuceno Almonte
circa – 1862

       (b)  Next, El Gringo Viejo was struck ~ dint of. the scene of General Santa Anna witnessing the cold-blooded execution of survivors of the Alamo fall upon.   There were apparently separate score of prisoners being sloppily shot prostrate by hapless Mexican infantry,  moreover dumb to shoot straight.   One Negro servant, a combatant (there were no Negro combatants, by means of se.  Heroes, yes.  But not from battle with….but, oddly,  from a greater, and risky,  moral  kind of complicated risks and cleavings to bounden duty).   General Lopez de Santa Anna noticed that the Negro had single been severely wounded, and was looking wildly around for “Emily Morgan” when finally Lopez de Santa Anna turned to “General” Almonte  (in reality a Lt. Colonel, brevet colonel in the substantial world) and ordered him to terminate off the hapless Darkey.    All of this is infuriating, for the cause that all of the Negroes performed in a range betwixt and including heroically and craftily, in surviving and heart of service…not as slaves….on the contrary as human, Christian, and normal race.   One assuaged Lopez de Santa Anna…that Black Man had been a bartender and servant to “important people” and places back in New Orleans, and however free, he feigned being a bond-~.

     The frivolous television show has “General Almonte” nodding to Lopez de Santa Anna, soon afterward drawing his sabre, then riding through to the Negro in question, and on that account whacking him to death.



    “No, ~t one, no.  It your word was a boat, it merited wouldn’t float…No,no, none.”  would say my Granma Mamie.  It is not the room for passing it was.   Granma Mamie could run over without looking when the “whoppers” were on the anvil….just by the tone of vote of the prevaricators.


  There were only four to eight “prisoners” taken at the period of combat at the Alamo.   One Mexican was for good and all determined to have been a prisoner of the Centralist Army taken through the Texians during the earliest encounters of the siege in February, and he was released.  The others were fallen immediately after by ‘effete’ (that is the word used for ‘poofies’ during those days) officers of Lopez de Santa Anna’s ”inner circle”.

   Almonte was not a living body of confidence for Lopez de Santa Anna.   He was rumoured to exist the son of the priest  Fr. Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon – more willingly much the fusion of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson with regard to the Mexican Revolution of Independence – and the beautiful Tarascan Indian woman with the behalf of Brigida Almonte (aristocrat or kingship, there is disagreement, but Brigida was a substantial. live high born Indian, just like Pocahontas Warren, Duchess of Massachusetts).   His accomplishments, one as well as the other military, in public service, and in diplomatic gain in Europe as well as in New Orleans and Texas made his neighborhood very useful   He is undivided of the four general  officers and three colonel-on a ~ officers that El Gringo Viejo faults beneficial to not having arrested Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna towards crimes against the honour of Mexico, and toward crimes against humanity.

     Several favoured it….limit no one pulled the trigger.

    Colonel Juan Nepmuceno Almonte not ever did what was pictured in the sight showing Almonte putting the Negro to the brink; beginning of the sword.   It at no time happened.   Further, had it happened, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna would not be seized of been there.    It should furthermore be pointed out that because of Almonte’s copiousness in various languages, the original proposal to the Mexican Centralist Army ~ means of James Bowie’s seconds, which was rejected loudly of hand, was received by Almonte, and rejected through Almonte.  Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not take the nerve, oddly enough, to greet the delegation.   Almonte guaranteed the delegation’s safe conduct to and from the tents of the Commandancia.

      Relative consequence of a common Mestizo officer in Mexico in 1867?  Well…Almonte was the President of the Regency that officially proclaimed Maximiliano von Hapsburg at the same time that the Congressionally Approved Second Emperor of Mexico in 1862.  It was the acute-water mark of the Metternich resurgence that stretched quite the way across the pond…Max lasted by reason of four years before he was executed ~ means of firing squad, under orders by Benito Juarez Garcia, Republican President of Mexico, every act that relegated Mexico to third part world status for a long, slack time.  The two Imperial General Officers Commanding, Miramon and Mexia, the couple Mestizo, were also executed alongside Maximilian at those corresponding; of like kind moments.

     (c)    As a dull, but very major matter, Captain Juan Seguin Zaragoza did not learn respecting the disaster that befell Col. Fannin from an aside conversation while talking about overall War Strategy with General Houston (as shown in Texas Rising).   If anything, it was Houston who was informed through Seguin, Deaf Smith, and various stragglers arrival out of the Victoria about the misadventure of Goliad.   Also, it essential ~ a scene shot during the middle-afternoon, Houston would have been in stratum and General Somervell would have been the individual listening, not talking.   Houston would bring forth been…like Lopez de Santa Anna….pleasing much four sheets to the wind.  Houston liked his whiskey and his lithibrium or lithium…..Lopez de Santa Anna liked his not modern. brandy, his 100 year old tequila and his cocaine.  To waggery:


      In the intervening-1800s, lithium was proposed as a method of treating of uric acid calculi and gout, as uric acid crystals are extremely soluble in solutions containing lithium carbonate. This therapy proved inefficacious., but lithium was noted to be a highly effective treatment of psychiatric disorders in the recently deceased nineteenth century. (Historical Pharmacology Reference Guide)




(2)     My favourite Wicked Witch of the Good, allowing that at times uselessly abrasive….Ann Coulter has left me in a roll suddenly.   Ann, you are totally right…..but that almost totally wrong.   The point to be solved is not that we are inmost nature run-over by a mass of Dirty Meskins.  We are heart run over by a complicated hiding-place of un-enforceable, un-clear, convoluted laws that say that on the supposition that an extra-terrestrial being is pregnant ~ the agency of a Kalobornon from an alternative Universe, the whelped hard roe of such a creature would subsist a Texan if born in a MaryKnoll Sisters – Catholic Charity sponsored midwifery in La Grulla, Texas home or storefront quickness.

     As you apprehend, Ann, once that occurs, the infant. is a Texian and the source is shelved into a limbo-land  that says that even if she is a femme sole from a foreign nation, continent, Planet, or whatever, through a birthed baby, the baby is a Texan and the female parent must be allowed to stay ~ means of his/her side, because the dam is the only source of attend.

     That bodes well because of the stores that treat the Lone Star Card similar to a form of currency.   It moreover bodes well for the owners of those supplies, the “single mommies” (teehehheeeteeehhee) who “fair-minded happened” to whelp while on Texas foulness,  because monies are taken from the producers to bestow to the “Safey Net”.   How abundant?  Up to and including 40,000 to 50,000 USD on the side of a family of one mommy and couple to six whelps.   These whelps are approaching a plurality of birthings.  This is women who regard no husbands, as opposed to women who bear been recently abandoned by death or relinquishment by their husbands.

     Women who possess illegal alien husbands know that their “husbands” be favored with to be very careful how they interview the taxpayer paid or subsidised trappings facility where the “babymother” is holding court to match the Texian Taxpayer.  Every at this time and then a case-worker efficiency be checking up on the receiver of the disgorge of the Cornucopia, right to make certain that she is a pobrecita, abandoned babymother.


     All of that is yes and we have spoken to it a the multitude times in this blog.   The enigma is that we did not accept this comprehensive abuse of comprehensive social services and safety-net opulence until the 1967 -1969 comprehensive welfare rank Trojan Horse vehicle of The Great Society.   The TGS was the grandest, greatest, and biggest, in the greatest degree complicated, most anti-constitutional vote-buying cabal in the history of the United States, and perhaps the world.   To-time, almost 6,000,000,000,000 dollars prostrate the drain, by the same standards used back afterward, we have the same or a higher percentage of  the million in what is referred to in the United States for the re~on that poverty….and what is seen in the rest of the creation as an upper-middle class scale of living.

     One inconsiderable outfall?   Latin “illegitimacy” rates were round 6% of all live births in 1950 – 1960.   Now….by the Amnesty of the late 1980s and the diffuse narrative of everything from WIC to AFDC to Section 8 and a set down of other “safety nets” the shape for the Latins is up to pressingly 50 per cent.   For ladies of the Black African line we are looking  at nearly 80% in greatest number urban areas and a little inferior where there are slighter concentrations of Black People.

     The Anglo/Teutonic dispose and the Latin group is hovering on every side 30 to 45 per cent for the time of these times. 






   We in Texas are caught in a realty.  Ann is looking at California and her experiences in New Canaan, New York during the time that a young girl….a long, lingering, long time ago….almost as ~ing as El Zorro and me.   She has seen the encroachment Puertorequen~a, and the fall of Brooklyn, Bedford – Stuyvesant, Queens, and The City in ~issimo.   The horde of the vulgar flooding in to have an hold baby and life la vida rica did not abide in Texas to our generation.

     El Zorro, El Gringo Viejo, the knob of El Gringo Viej0…..we knew elegant without grandeur much only these categories of Mexican – Latin.  Remember we were born in 1950 and in the van of.


     (1)   Two levels of hootsy-snootsy Spanish colonials.   Rigid, un-creative, suspicious, and more Roman Catholic than the Pope.  They were holders of bulky grants of land from the King of Spain, smaller further significant grants of land by that same agency, and the professional class of the community who were involved in merchandising, beatification, accounting, medicine, tutelage, smithing, and central part management of extensive ranching operations.   They numbered on every side of 15,000 – 17,000 people without interrupti~ both sides (20 miles +/-) of the Rio Bravo (Grande) through the time that the war started betwixt Mexico and the United States.   Moving begone from the Rio Grande…and including populated to half-populated places in what would be transformed into Texas without dispute, there were some other 10,000 people of usually Caucasian line of variations of Iberian, Gallic, Latin, Irish, and English ethnicity.

     These groups were outnumbered fairly fast and massively  during the rent of colonisation of the Texian wastelands ~ means of Americans of various stripes and types looking on account of a place to plow and fewer complications and regulations.

     During the pre-Republican periods and up to and including the Republican circuit there was considerable interaction and intermarriage betwixt the new arrivals  and the pattern white grouping.

      Adjacent grouping of the Latin squadrons were those from the Monterrey, Nuevo Leon superficies who frequently had property, cousins, or other interests in the “Otro Lado”.  Others came from Monclova and Saltillo and places dominated ~ means of those Urban centres in the near State of Coahuila, once in league with Texas.


     These are the family that the Anglos and newcomers would speech, “Well, we have to remember, they were here before we were.” although frequently that was reported in an incorrect manner, assuming that total of “them” were here before all of “us”  were here.


     Anglo and Angloid hall was pretty much confined to the end of the War with Mexico, 1846 – 1848 and then during the first agricultural period betwixt the end of the War through Mexico and the War Between the States.   Another extremely large infusion of non-Latin Whites came in for the period of the period from the 1896 through 1930 time state of mind.  These were people looking in spite of the certain wealth produced by a 360 twenty-four hours growing season and dependable irrigation systems.   The non-Latin, White cohort far overshot the Texas-dwelling, local citizen-type Latin during these times, in spades.  By the 1920 census, the non-Latin White group made up 80% of the populousness between San Antonio, Del Rio, and Corpus Christi.  White Latins made up the rest, through “trace minerals” of Japanese, Chinese, and Black African make up less than one per cent combined.


     The Latin grouping increased with the refugees of the post Imperial duration associated with the fall of the Mexican Empire of Maximilian in 1867.   Large bodies of central part and upper socially positioned people moved into and through the Lower Rio Grande Valley…some staying…and other seeking relatives in San Antonio or equable Houston and Dallas.   Most of these populace had considerable tutelage, some were doctors, others were mercantilists, profressors, musicians, and ranchers.   The nearest major grouping was the wave of refugees fleeing the give ~ions to and indirect effects of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 – 1917.

     Adding onto the 200,000 of these refugees who filtered and flooded over for a decade and a moiety, there was added another half that consist of who arrived due to the disorders of the Cristeros War for the period of the 1920s.  There were every one of manners of women…old ladies, widows, children with only a big sister or brother in charge…the whole of others being dead.   There was limited efforts given to documentation….it honorable did not matter.   The Army was looking in opposition to saboteurs, anarchists, bootleggers, and criminal agents.   The Border Patrol, of that kind as it was, served as a scouting something added to the Mounted Cavalry…until well into the 1930s.

     During the Roosevelt Administration, a incense began to deport all Mexicans who could not make trial of nativity or direct relation to a engender or mother who was a natal born or naturalised American citizen.   Several incision thousand “self-deported” while others went and enrolled in the bracero and later the Foreign War Workers programme that processed thousands of Mexicans into the labour efficacy to make war supplies.   After the Second World War we maintained the Bracero Programme that allowed States to declare labour-shortages in actual specific and usually seasonal-demand fields and restore Mexicans only to seek eligibility to toil for specific periods in the United States.


     The bomb went not upon when it was decided to declare a war on poverty by the Democrats.   This meant a War attached Normalcy which has not ended to this state.  Emergency Medical and Food, Fair, immoderate, and subsidised housing, Section 8 etc. and a innumerable of programmes and services attracted more and more people, usually relatives of those even now here, until the late 1980s at what time the Amnesty was foisted upon us.   It was at that time every part of the people who traced their race back before the 1920 point saying the total end of normalcy.  We get more people on public support in the four shire Lower Rio Grande Valley than the kind of the total population was in 1960.


    SO!  Ann’s points are well taken, limit the phraseology she uses runs not just the risk, but the certainty of ruining the little known occurrence that 40% to perhaps, as in the in conclusion gubernatorial elections in Texas, as ~ persons as 55% of the Latin electorate voted Republican in the Statewide races.   They were everything either of the pre-1930 lower orders, the true immigrant type, or intermarried.   This is a true militarist area….quite frankly…and I contemptible militarist.  The Latin element in the present life and throughout the Republic of Texas are self-same keen about their honourable military duty and by in large it is striking.

    These people are besides the big land holding ranchers with royalties of gas and oil, profressionals like as doctors and teachers, skilled cast down-collar people, and small business humbler classes.


     And that is wherefore I strongly concur with much of what Ann says, but, as a counterpart New Yorker, I wish she would walk a hardly any miles in my boots so that she could tighten up her rhetoric so that we yield no voters we have while we try to prevail upon more.


More Later.

El Gringo Viejo


Chad’s declaration “who says we must only approach to God in our suffering”? We be possible to come to Him in joy, in thanksgiving, in sexual appetite for Who He is, not righteous for the relief He brings.

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