A gumbo of Americana
POSTED: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:17pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:09am
Tyler (KETK) — The government came out with its labor numbers. If you even believe the unemployment numbers anymore, we're down to 6.1%. I still remember when Democrats were outraged that George Bush's unemployment numbers were at 5.4%.The government says twice as many blacks are out of work than whites.
You see the DOW hit 17,000 Thursday. You may want to cheer. I'm not cheering because we are printing money. It's not real.
With the economy creaking along, you may want to get a job with the government. The government touts it added 26,000 jobs in June. Others are not looking for jobs at all.The Labor Department reports 92,000 people are not working and don't want to.
One job flourishing is hauling illegal migrants across the Texas border. If you get a chance, Google Charlie McDuff's story about smuggling at the Rio Grande. He's a Detroit reporter who came down to take a look-see.
His story will make you laugh and want to become ill at the same time. The best and worst part is when just by standing there, he foils two immigrants being carried to America by a cartel member on a jet ski. The jet ski driver is so bold he gives the reported the finger and screams at him "you just cost me money." This Detroit film crew found illegals in the bushes before the Border Patrol does.
And an update, remember we told you Wednesday about the Oklahoma congressman who was denied a trip to see where the illegals we being kept in his own state by Health and Human Services? Now, they say Congressmen can visit holding sights, but questions will be limited and you have to leave your phone or camera in your car.
What in the heck is going on here? Didn't we decide this sort of nonsense from a king was wrong on July 4 more than 200 years ago?
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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