The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

01 July 2005

Assorted Stuff

Weekend Odds And Ends


Illegals from Brazil? Had to chuckle at the stories this week, apparently, the media thinks they arrive only from Mexico, China and Central America.

Spend five minutes in New England, however, and you'll quickly realize the extent to which immigration from Portuguese-speaking countries, Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal, has reshaped the region.

Providence now has two commercial Portuguese FM radio stations, owned by major operators, while understanding the language is now a survival skill in New Bedford, Fall River, parts of Boston and increasingly, Cape Cod.

Massachusetts officials seem to believe they can solve their population drain issue through illegal immigration, but you can't build an economy based on chasing away your best and brightest young people, who'd rather live in Arizona, Colorado, or Florida.

Most important: illegals are illegals, it doesn't matter where they're from, race isn't a factor either.

New arrivals from Brazil can be of any ethnicity, European, African, Indian or Asian.


Speaking of population, look
how liberal cities are losing big numbers to conservative Sunbelt areas.


Meanwhile, the real racists are in Mexico, pushing postage stamps.


Normally, I'm all for
a city's competitive newspaper environment, but in Seattle, it's good news the ultra-leftist Post-Intelligencer has lost a key Washington State Supreme Court ruling, which could lead to the rival Times being the only daily in town.

It's one thing to have a slant, it's another to relentlessly push a political agenda. Need an example? How about this editorial: "Iraq: No Reason For Hope".


Venezuelan thug Hugo Chavez is trying to bribe neighbors with cheap oil, especially for Fidel Castro.


Gay activists are increasingly
at odds with West Indians, in a variety of tourism and cultural settings. Most Caribbean countries are made up of socially conservative Christians, who strongly oppose homosexuality.


Tucker Carlson's MSNBC ratings have so far been horrible, but a few people (mostly liberals) are rising to his defense.





9 Comments:

  • In defense of the P-I, the ridiculously obvious bias makes for great inspiration.

    By Blogger Nathan, at 01 July, 2005 21:45  

  • This made me laugh.

    Gay activists are increasingly at odds with West Indians, in a variety of tourism and cultural settings. Most Caribbean countries are made up of socially conservative Christians, who strongly oppose homosexuality.

    Rastafarianism may be Christian based, but conservative? Pass me that ganja you're smoking.

    By Blogger Dick Tuck, at 02 July, 2005 01:52  

  • Eminem hates gays. However, I don't think you will see him siding with James Dobson or Pat Robertson on too many other issues.

    Gay bashing doesn't alway equate to conservatism, though I do agree with you most conservatives hate gays.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 July, 2005 11:19  

  • How can you be sure that all those blue staters moving south won't turn the red states blue or at least purple. Not everybody who likes warm weather is a Republican. (See Miami, West Hollywood, etc.). Florida used to be reliably Republican in Presidential races, now it has been close the last four times.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 July, 2005 13:58  

  • Wait a minute. Who said that opposing homosexuality means hating gays?

    By Blogger Nathan, at 02 July, 2005 14:01  

  • Wow...the generalizations are running freely around here. First Anon @ 3 thinks that most conservatives hate gays (an argumentum ad hominem with no basis in actual reality).

    Then Dick Tuck thinks that Rastafarianism is the big thing in all the West Indies, when it's only really popular in Jamaica (This is from experience, folks.) Most countries in the West Indies have a strong Catholic influence and/or Catholic flavor (see Voodoo for more info).

    I think, of all the people here, Nathan has been the only sane one.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 03 July, 2005 15:31  

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    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 03 July, 2005 15:36  

  • Then Dick Tuck thinks that Rastafarianism is the big thing in all the West Indies, when it's only really popular in Jamaica (This is from experience, folks.) Most countries in the West Indies have a strong Catholic influence and/or Catholic flavor (see Voodoo for more info).

    Well, it was Brian who made a generalization based on a Jamaican Reggae musician, that the West Indies are Christian Conservatives, and therefore their homophobia should be expected.

    Please get your facts and context correct next time.

    By Blogger Dick Tuck, at 08 July, 2005 17:56  

  • Racist images are not confined to Mexico, you might want to check out this story..

    http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/montreal/story.html?id=40ab7d29-7b3c-41c8-9f5e-4641f8959c1e

    PS my site is currently under a hacker attack and has been taken off-line for the moment

    By Anonymous Brent Colbert, at 14 July, 2005 10:54  

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