35 Burst results for "Rio Grande Valley"

An Incentive to Support Our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Campaign

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:51 min | Last week

An Incentive to Support Our Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Campaign

"Got the biggest smile on my face today. I got an email from illyana in west ligo Texas. She said it's become a family tradition of ours to watch the thermometer on your prison fellowship, angel tree campaign go up, up, up, we love listening to how you worry about hitting your big goal, you always hit the goal with the love and support of your listeners. You know we've got now 2037 kids sponsored to send Christmas presents and bibles and messages from their incarcerated parents. In just a few days, we've raised over $50,000. It's so fun to watch this and to hear from illyana and the Rio Grande valley like that. Say that it's become a Christmas tradition because you can see the progress when you go to the site. When you go to Mike online dot com and click on that angel tree banner at the top of the page. Again, the ask is simple. $50 will bless two children. You'll be able to send a Christmas gift that the child believes is coming from their parent who is in prison. They'll also get a Bible and a personalized message from their dad or their mom to these children on Christmas. $25 a child, I had a number of people donated a thousand this week. We're going to call them to thank them personally for their donation. Whatever you can afford, and I got a trip that I might be putting together to see a Broadway hit, great seats for a show that you can't get tickets for. I mean, 'cause the star of this particular show, I'm not even supposed to say what it is yet, because we haven't finalized the details. It's going to come together quickly if we do it. Because I got the tickets. Tickets are for next Wednesday night.

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One Bright Light in This Midterm Landscape

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:29 min | 3 weeks ago

One Bright Light in This Midterm Landscape

"There are not a lot of bright lights and this midterm landscape. But one of them, surely, is the steady movement of Latinos toward the GOP. Now, this is not a movement that has been completed. It is a movement that is underway. If you look, for example, at Florida, heavy Latino vote for desantis and interestingly, he seems to have won Latinos kind of across the board. With Greg Abbott in Texas, the results a little bit more mixed, but Abbott got a decent share of the Latino vote. If you look at the Rio Grande valley a special interest of W's and mine because Debbie grew up there, we had three Latina Republicans running Cassie Garcia and Myra Flores, who was in Debbie's own district where her mom lives. And then Monica de la Cruz. So normally one of them, Monica, dela Cruz won. But the other two actually came really close. Cassie Garcia was edged out by the way by a fairly conservative Democrat cuellar. Is that the guy's name Henry, Henry cuellar, and Myra Flores, I mean, this is a district that used to go easily 60 40, 20 point difference or more. Even more. And Myra got what, 43 or 44. And so the other guy, so does that still a ten point gap, but the point is the gap is narrowing.

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Latina GOP House Candidate Cassy Garcia Calls Into the Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:36 min | Last month

Latina GOP House Candidate Cassy Garcia Calls Into the Show

"It's a very interesting story unfolding in southern Texas. Rio Grande valley, there are three Latina conservatives that are running for office and one of them joins us right now. It's Cassie Garcia running for Congress in district 28, and she has a very important story to share about how her opponent has accepted cartel money, Cassie joins us right now. Cassie, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Bye Charlie, this is Cassie, I'm so honored to be with you on today as we're 7 days away. From election night. Yes, we are. And I feel like it's going to be a very, very good night. So tell us about your opponent and the story that he's accepting cartel money yeah, so, you know, Henry cuellar, as everyone knows, is a beloved Democrat love by Republicans, but then today he's a Democrat. He's been in office for 18 years, but he's been serving in public services 19 87. Since I've been in kindergarten and now he has accepted he accepted years ago bribes money from a wife of a cartel member. And people should find his I'm deeply disturbed by this. And I think the people of district 28 should be disturbed by this report. And first of all, a congressman should never accept campaign contributions from many from, especially from Rosetta, it's one of the worst deadliest drug cartels on our southwest border. And you know what? It's also shelving powder because right now he's under a criminal investigation for corruption as well.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:45 min | Last month

"rio grande valley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Republican, but at the end of the day, down here, there is no support for entrepreneurs. How can we better the local economy by supporting the local producers when they're supporting big box? Sandoval says she tends to avoid talking politics with her friends because voting Republican in the Rio Grande valley remains a bit taboo. But that may be changing, according to Nissan Kim, who studies political parties in public opinion at the University of Texas Rio Grande valley. At least, among her students. They told me that they think that the Democratic Party just took it, took our region for granted. And so students mentioned that and now they think the Democratic Party now paying the cost for a neglecting the voters here in this region. The cost of Democrats is losing voters like Fernando Mendoza. He lives in McAllen as a self employed musician who also works in construction. He says he and his dad always voted Democrat, no matter who the candidate was. There was really no discussion, even if the D candidate was a fair haired dog. And I must admit I was a quote unquote yellow dog Democrat for many years, because I did follow my father and I followed his deed. But now he calls himself a Republican. For the very reason Nissan Kim's student cited. We've woken up. And we see that we have been neglected. And we have been taken for granted. He recognizes that the state's Democratic Party is trying to win him back with more outreach events and advertising, but he says for him at least, it's a little too late for that. In McAllen, Texas, I'm Andy Euler from marketplace. Tomorrow here, how Democrats in that South Texas valley are working to push back. Let's do the numbers

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

04:41 min | Last month

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Debbie and I were on the road, we went together to Michigan for an event, a right to life event, very successful, and then we were home for a day and then off to the Rio Grande valley to visit Debbie's mom. And that was great. Now, while we were gone, a video surfaced, it was played on CNN of Nancy Pelosi, saying the following. This was actually recorded on January 6th. I hope he comes. She's talking about Trump. I want to punch him out. I've been waiting for this. I'm going to punch him out. I'm going to go to jail. I'm going to be happy. Now, this is remarkable for the simple fact that here you have the Speaker of the House talking about. And with evidence sincerity, if she doesn't seem to be kidding, she has no kind of humorous laughter afterward. I'm just obviously just saying, no, she wants Trump to come so she can punch him in the face. Punch the president of the United States in the face. Now, interestingly, the left's reaction to all this, in fact, I saw one guy on TV and he was like, Nancy Pelosi was extremely restrained. I'm thinking restrained. Well, what would an unrestrained Nancy Pelosi be like? I want to do what? Do more? Do what? So this was not restrained. This is actually conduct very unbecoming, and yet here is a Vanity Fair. Nancy Pelosi like millions of Americans wanted to punch Trump in the face. So this is a little way in which you see our rhetoric in this country escalating. And I think reaching a little bit of a dangerous a dangerous level. Most of the commentary about this has focused on the punching Trump in the face. Always focused really on the fact that Nancy Pelosi had a video team there. Let's think about it. January 6th, she doesn't actually know what's going to happen. And yet she's got her daughter who has a video crew and they're recording the event and a daughter ends up making a documentary on January 6th. So to me, the interesting question here is this. How did Nancy Pelosi's daughter know what was going to go down? Or that what was going to go down was going to be significant, that she needed to be there with the film crew. How did she know that this wasn't just a normal rally? So that's a very kind of puzzling question. And when you add it to all the other puzzling questions, a kind of picture begins to emerge. I also want to point out that while we focused on the remarkable punching Trump in the face, I want to focus on the first thing that Nancy Pelosi says, the very first thing I hope he comes. And what I mean by that is, Nancy Pelosi wanted Trump to come to the capitol, at least if you can take awards at face value. And this role as a whole different light on what happened in January 6th. It was beneficial to Pelosi and the Democrats to try to draw Trump to the capitol. It was beneficial to them in a way what happened at the capitol, why?

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Dinesh Unpacks Nancy Pelosi's Comments About Punching Trump

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:40 min | Last month

Dinesh Unpacks Nancy Pelosi's Comments About Punching Trump

"Debbie and I were on the road, we went together to Michigan for an event, a right to life event, very successful, and then we were home for a day and then off to the Rio Grande valley to visit Debbie's mom. And that was great. Now, while we were gone, a video surfaced, it was played on CNN of Nancy Pelosi, saying the following. This was actually recorded on January 6th. I hope he comes. She's talking about Trump. I want to punch him out. I've been waiting for this. I'm going to punch him out. I'm going to go to jail. I'm going to be happy. Now, this is remarkable for the simple fact that here you have the Speaker of the House talking about. And with evidence sincerity, if she doesn't seem to be kidding, she has no kind of humorous laughter afterward. I'm just obviously just saying, no, she wants Trump to come so she can punch him in the face. Punch the president of the United States in the face. Now, interestingly, the left's reaction to all this, in fact, I saw one guy on TV and he was like, Nancy Pelosi was extremely restrained. I'm thinking restrained. Well, what would an unrestrained Nancy Pelosi be like? I want to do what? Do more? Do what? So this was not restrained. This is actually conduct very unbecoming, and yet here is a Vanity Fair. Nancy Pelosi like millions of Americans wanted to punch Trump in the face. So this is a little way in which you see our rhetoric in this country escalating. And I think reaching a little bit of a dangerous a dangerous level.

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Dinesh Calls In From Texas

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:35 min | Last month

Dinesh Calls In From Texas

"I thought you might all be missing dinesh while he was away this week, so I asked him to pop on today's podcast and drop some truth bombs on us. Hello. Hey. I'm checking in from the Rio Grande valley. So hello from the south of Texas. Well, thanks for joining us. How is your week been so far? I know you've been traveling. You've done a lot of speeches and now you're doing some things in South Texas. So what have you been up to? Well, normally, when I take a week off, it might seem like Debbie and I just relaxing and doing nothing. But not this week. So over the weekend, I went to, well, I went to the Appalachian Mountains and I gave a talk in Kentucky because it's called pikeville Kentucky. Not an easy place to get to. I have to drive to flight to Cleveland on a flight of Cincinnati and then drive three hours, then I went from there on me. We went Grand Rapids. Well, you were in Michigan recently. So I spoke at Grand Rapids right to life, their annual fundraising gala went 1300 people was fantastic. Just wonderful audience, lovely people. And then we were home for a day, and now we are visiting David's mom, mitzi, who says hello. And also her sister, Karen. So we are all hanging out and taking it easy. And a little bit later, we're gonna meet with the campaign staff of omayra Flores, who's running in this district, a very important race because it kind of symbolizes the shift of Hispanics towards the GOP.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Everyday, More Illegals Should Go to Martha's Vineyard

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:40 min | 2 months ago

Sen. Ted Cruz: Everyday, More Illegals Should Go to Martha's Vineyard

"Ted Cruz says this should not be the end of all of this. He says that every day, every day we need to be sending more and more illegals to Martha's Vineyard, cut 11. To put in perspective, Martha's Vineyard is a town, its population is about 17,000. The median home price is over a $1 million. Let's compare it to Del Rio Del Rio is a wonderful town in Texas. It's down on the Rio Grande valley. It has a population of between 30 and 35,000. In one single day at Del Rio, there were 15,000 illegal immigrants, mostly Haitians, crossing illegally in one day, as you know, I went down to the bridge and I videoed over 10,000 illegal immigrants under that bridge, Martha's Vineyard lost their mind with 50 and the little town of Del Rio and towns all up and down the Rio Grande valley are dealing with hundreds or dealing with thousands. Let me say Sean, I commend Greg Abbott for sending the immigrants to these blue cities. I commend Ron DeSantis for doing so, and they need to do more tomorrow. Martha's Vineyard needs a hundred. The next day they need 200. The next day they need a thousand D.C. says it's a crisis to get 6000. They need 10,000 they need a 100,000. They need 500,000 because Joe Biden has allowed 4.2 million people to come in illegally. And I know these rich billionaires say, well gosh, you people just let them eat cake. Well, how about having the obamas host these 50 people in their $12 million compound? Wait a minute. No, no, no. None of them.

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Martha's Vineyard in Chaos After DeSantis Ships Migrants

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:51 min | 2 months ago

Martha's Vineyard in Chaos After DeSantis Ships Migrants

"And this is absolutely comical. This headline from the New York Post, I can't stop laughing. I'm going to read this to you. Martha's Vineyard is in chaos after Ron DeSantis, ships migrants to liberal enclave. Now, you understand how many illegals were flown to the famed Massachusetts island, 50. 5 O, not 500, not 5000, but 50. You know how many illegals, McAllen, Texas, deals with? You know how many illegals they deal with in the Rio Grande valley? On a regular basis? Do you know how but 50 illegals flown to Martha's Vineyard has created what the local tourism board called a humanitarian crisis? A county emergency management rep issued a statement. This is an ongoing situation. We've reached out to our state and federal partners for additional and long-term support and assistance. Residents are furious. According to the MV times, that would stand for Martha's Vineyard. The Red Cross, the Red Cross. This is like a hurricane. A tornado has ripped through Martha's Vineyard. Because 50 illegals showed up on a plane.

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Republicans Could Really Be on the Cusp of Something Great

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:31 min | 4 months ago

Republicans Could Really Be on the Cusp of Something Great

"And if some of you are skeptical with all of the results coming in in Arizona, but now you see the result, just trust me with this every single one of these candidates can win. Your artist is starting to see the chattering of some people in the center right media. Maga candidates can't win. That is nonsense. How many times do we have to prove that thesis wrong? If you have a charismatic articulate, wise. Candidate. That understands the issues. They will win. If they stand on principle, Myra Flores one in the Rio Grande valley being a strong border hawk conservative, not pandering to the middle. But instead, holding the line, maga candidates swept the entire state of Arizona. Maga candidates swept in Missouri. Swept in Michigan. The Republican Party we've done our job. So what does that mean now going into November? We must acknowledge suppression polls, suppression polls. We must acknowledge we're going to be outspent and we have to get to work because this right here, this midterm election can be one of the most consequential not just for the country. I'm so tired of people saying that. Charlie, this is the most important election in my lifetime. I think 2020 actually was. I think this election is important in a different way. It's important to begin the process of a long term Republican Party takeover.

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Tom Tradup: Trending Events at CPAC

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:38 min | 4 months ago

Tom Tradup: Trending Events at CPAC

"Harry, what's your title? I suppose it'll be a vice president of news and talk programming, but here at cpac, I'm best known as the only person in the entire convention that does not have either pants or a shirt or both made out of an American flag. Well, come on, get one, get with the program. Where's your flag? No, I feel naked here. It's unbelievable. You told me. You texted me today. Two things that just cracked me up. First of all, you said, you don't want to miss Marjorie Taylor Greene's session. It's called I'll take my committee back, please. And then you said that there's a, I guess, a session called the invasion with both Myra Flores and Carrie Lake. Is that true? That's right. Yep, Carrie Lake is flying in right after her victory in Arizona yesterday. In the GOP primary and she and Myra Flores who you've had on the show before Mike and you know very well from the Rio Grande valley, they are going to have this place exploding today. But it doesn't take much. I mean, Mike lindell is making a speech, Rick Scott, the U.S. senator from Florida has got a plan to rescue America. He's going to reveal JD Vance is here from Ohio that he's going to be talking about the rise of the hillbilly, which would be him. And then tonight, our mutual friend Larry O'Connor is hosting the annual cattlemen's ball here in Dallas at cpac and the guest speaker is Steve Bannon.

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Bill Melugin: 5-Year-Old & 6-Year-Old Girls Were Raped by Smugglers

Mark Levin

01:57 min | 5 months ago

Bill Melugin: 5-Year-Old & 6-Year-Old Girls Were Raped by Smugglers

"When I interviewed Bill malusi last night on life liberty and Levin were pulling the clip Well let's play it He said this Go Let me ask you this Bill illusion Do we know how many people have died on the border or near the border since Joe Biden has been president Yes or no We don't have an exact number I know that fox's Griff Jenkins obtained a number from DHS a few days ago and I believe that number was over 550 this year I don't know what the 2021 numbers were but I believe there have been more than 550 migrant deaths so far in fiscal year 2022 We do know the numbers are essentially the highest they've ever been Do we know how many women have been raped We don't but I can tell you a horrific story late last year Our team and I we were in the Rio Grande valley We were in la Jolla Texas We were just patrolling like we normally do And we came across a law enforcement scene There was migrants on the ground police an ambulance and we got out to shoot some video and border patrol asked us to really stay back and they seemed more flustered than normal So we realized something was going on We saw these two little girls on the ground And we later found out that they were being treated by an EMT We later found out they were I think 5 or 6 years old each and they had just been both of them had been raped by a cartel coyote or a smuggler It was horrific So I do know that happened for sure That two girls 5 or 6 years old were raped By a smuggler Or a operative for the cartels Our borders wide open And this is something Joe Biden can actually do something about

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

01:41 min | 6 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

"And pro choice. As president of Catholics for choice, I represent the 68% of Catholics who do not want to see ro overturn. And something that they say that's really interesting is they say that reproductive justice is actually a Catholic value. I support abortion access because of my faith. Not in spite of it. One of the questions that we really thought about once we were filming and then once we were done with filming was what is choice mean when you don't have many options and for ray and Mercedes and Denise and many people in the Rio Grande valley, that's the reality. There aren't many options around getting access to reproductive healthcare or getting access to seeing a doctor in general. These anti choice laws directly impact poor communities of color the most. And I believe that these laws are rooted in racism and sexism and homophobia. And they are not rooted in protecting life. Seeing how clear these laws connected to white supremacy really at the end of the day is what I think was the most illuminating for me. I think right now it's just so important to support these organizers that have been on the ground that have been doing this really important work that people often overlook because unfortunately what we're seeing now is that the courts will not protect us. So it's really up to community building and community organizing to get the proper access to.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

03:31 min | 6 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:25 min | 6 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

"Not face as alone. I'll get every Christian in the valley to come over here and stand in front and block these doors. And you should be very long. Back away. And she's a mother of four, but she's someone who's really interesting because, you know, she's a mother, but still is very pro abortion and pro choice. All three of our protagonists have a sense of either religion or spirituality, that sort of exists outside of this issue of abortion being so polarized and it was just really beautiful to see people that were kind of creating their own forms of existing in a space that, again, was created to divide, which is why we named the film on the divide. A lot of people think like you're either on one side or the other, or that it's not possible to be religious, but also fight for choice, but we really wanted to show people who kind of complicated that idea and try to reach people who might be religious or might have been raised religious and don't know how they feel about abortion. We wanted to be able to reach them and let them know that they can be a part of this conversation. Maya and I started filming this when we were 2021 years old and at the time since this was both of our first feature length films, we didn't have the resources to go into full production, so we would make trips as much as we could with money we had either earned from jobs or saved up and then from our generous friends and family who donated to our crowdfunding campaigns along the way. And then when we got a little bit of fun we would go down and film and then continue coming as often as we can over the course of 7 years, it was really just the two of us most of the time going to McGowan and filming. A couple of weeks before we started filming, I actually found out that I was pregnant and I had to get an abortion three days before going to McAllen and filming. And I was, you know, was really still healing as we went to McAllen and filmed there and it really just made this such a personal journey for me as well. I had to witness protesters outside of the clinic, yell at patients walking in, you know, don't kill your baby, her different people say things like abortion can ruin your body. And I just had to keep a straight face throughout the process, but I think what really helped me was hearing from.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

01:38 min | 6 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

"Issue by sharing the perspectives of the three people that we chose, we knew that we could open up the conversation and expand where people think when they think about who has a stake in reproductive justice. We really wanted to share stories of everyday people every day, Latina Latinos, LatinX, to have to deal with restricted access in their everyday lives. And also show how religion is a part of this as well. You're in the other way, but nothing enters. You can block the alleyway somewhere else. One of those people was ray, who is a security guard at the clinic. What I see here, sometimes they cross the line. I see it every day. People come here to in southeast girls and make it worse. He was religious his whole life until he started working at the clinic and really started to feel that it was his duty to protect the patients that were coming in. Since I was 7 or 8 years old, I've been going to the church. Now I can't go there. There is a scene in the film where we actually go and film with him outside at a shrine. He has to go to because he's no longer allowed inside of the church in his community. When you come here, at least 5 or ten minutes. You will feel better. And you see him praying for the clinic escorts who he works alongside. Protect my girls. Ask words and patients that go to the clinic, please for me. And my family..

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

02:48 min | 6 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latino USA

"Wasn't over. What started as a school project turned into something more. We really wanted to create a film that focused on this community that only had one clinic in McAllen, Texas. We really felt that the stories on the border were not being shared. And the stakes were high. If this clinic permanently shut down, people seeking an abortion would need to travel to San Antonio, more than 200 miles away. If anyone's driven from San Antonio to McAllen or the Rio Grande valley, you know that there's a really long stretch of road that's quite gorgeous, but there's a lot of border checkpoints. So the undocumented population living in the Rio Grande valley is not going to want to risk deportation to go to that nearest clinic. They set out to follow people's lives in McAllen. Over the course of several years, as outsiders, they knew that they first needed to build trust and a relationship with the community, here's Maya again. This film took 7 years to make. It was many different films at one point, but really what drove us to finish the film and to make the film is because of the people that we met along the way on the divide premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in September of 2021. And it's only become more relevant as they've started showing the film across the country. I think that McGowan can really represent the United States in a lot of ways and how people have to contend with restricted access. This episode Leah and Maya talk about the long journey to capturing a community story. And also how making this film changed their lives. Here are filmmakers Leo Glen, and my in their own words. Hi, I'm Leah gallant and I'm one of the co directors of on the divide and I'm a filmmaker right now I'm living in Berlin. My name is Maya quavo. I'm the co director of on the divide. I'm from Berkeley, California, and I'm currently based here. As a Latina filmmaker, I felt really compelled to tell the story of reproductive healthcare and how that intersects with latinidad. I feel that there's a lot of stories about abortion that don't always often center, black or brown voices, and it was really important for me to share the stories of people who, you know, you don't often hear from who are really on the front lines of this movement. We thought, especially on this very divisive issue by sharing the perspectives of the three people that we chose, we knew that we could open up the conversation and expand where people think when they think about who.

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Republican Candidate Flips Democrat Seat in South Texas

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:44 min | 6 months ago

Republican Candidate Flips Democrat Seat in South Texas

"Democrats are really grumpy as they absorb the lesson of Tuesday night's election in the special election in Texas to fill a vacancy. There are 6 vacancies in Congress and a democratic seat went to a Hispanic Republican. And Myra Flores crushed it in a district that many people say is 84% Hispanic. It's only been held for two years in the last 80 years by a Republican. And it was right after redistricting made it a marginal district in 2010 Blake, whatever his name was. One. And then he got tossed out because he's a weird dude. And Steve kornacki was on MSNBC with Jose Diaz balart yesterday talking about this. And I'm leading off with this and not the fed hike because everybody knows about the fed hike already. But I want you to understand the amazing ship that's going on in American politics as the Democratic Party is crumbling before our eyes. Cut number 14. This speaks to a story we've been talking about since the 2020 election, specifically along the border, the Rio Grande valley, South Texas. We have seen county after county, whether it's in this district, or some of the districts to the west of it, where voters have moved ten, 20, 30, 40 points away from the Democrats and toward the Republicans. This district that Myra Flores one last night, Barack Obama got more than 60% of vote here when he last ran in 2012. Hillary Clinton won this district by 22 points. It's shifted that dramatically. Joe Biden carried it by four in 2020 and now and a special election a Republican candidate has won it outright. We've seen shifts like this throughout South Texas. This, by the way, is the second most heavily Hispanic congressional district in the United States.

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Republican Mayra Flores Has a Historic Win in South Texas District

Mark Levin

01:44 min | 6 months ago

Republican Mayra Flores Has a Historic Win in South Texas District

"From the daily caller Republican Myra floris You've heard this by now she won this South Texas district She won up by 13 points actually the Democrats had carried it by 13 points She held 51% of the support the incumbent Democrat dune Sanchez had 43.5% of it wasn't even close And there were two other candidates from the ballot One Democrat one Republican So she was able to avoid a runoff She got 51% of the vote That's a big deal You know what's a bigger deal A Republican hadn't won that congressional district for its ilk In 151 years The district is 84% Hispanic on the Rio Grande valley area 84% That's a big deal And she ran on a pro Trump conservative agenda Not a Romney McConnell Britt phony Republican agenda a conservative agenda Now she's going to the part of the problem is that this all these districts have changed in Texas Not so much a problem as a general matter but she'll be running again in a somewhat different district Against a Democrat This was a special election It'll be the new 34th district and it leans 17 points toward the Democrats according to 5

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The Significance of the GOP's Upset in South Texas

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:21 min | 6 months ago

The Significance of the GOP's Upset in South Texas

"I believe we are seeing the beginning stages the start of the movie, the coming attractions. Of what will be anywhere between a 60 to 80 to 100 seat majority coming into November. For the conservative movement. What we saw last night is as you kind of see throughout the summer, you see these primaries. So in Nevada, Adam lacks salt one who we were behind and we've had in our program quite a lot. We saw Tom rice lose in South Carolina. We are going to talk about that. We saw lots of primary races that were significant, but the most shocking victory last evening happened in a district that would be considered to be a throwaway district for Republicans. It's a district that the ruling class of the Republican Party never would take seriously. It's a district that back in 2016. Democrats won this district by 20 5 points. In 2018, Democrats won this district by 19 points. In 2020, Democrats won it by 13 points, but this is not a district like any other. This is a district in the Rio Grande valley in Texas. This is the second most Hispanic district in the country. Second most Hispanic district in the whole nation. It is 80 4% Hispanic. 84% of the district is Hispanic. Republicans have not won this seat since reconstruction. It has been a reliable Democrat seat because of its significant Hispanic population. In 2016, just 6 years ago, when Hillary Clinton ran for president, they won by 25 points. That is a blowout that there is no candidate running against it. You might as well just run that that is as solidly blue of a seat as you could possibly comprehend. So what happened last evening? A political earthquake has started. And it's going to build past even November. I think what we are going to see is the beginning stages of the Democrat party being displaced from meaningful political power in the chambers of our federal government in every single swing state and yes, of course, obviously, every center right state across the

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Elon Musk Confirms He Voted Republican in Texas Primary Election

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:08 min | 6 months ago

Elon Musk Confirms He Voted Republican in Texas Primary Election

"Don't get cocky. But we had a really good night last night. Elon Musk voted Republican for the first time. Because you know they moved Tesla to Texas and I guess he's in this district district 34 in the Rio Grande valley. Billionaire Elon Musk confirmed his official political stance. Revealing he made the plunge. He walked away from the Democrats. And voted for Myra Flores, Myra Flores is making history in South Texas. Myra Flores. Pretty well clobbered Dan Sanchez, the Democrat, it could be the first time in over a hundred years. If she wins in the general, that the Democrat held seat flips red. And becomes Republican. Could be the first time in a hundred years in the Rio Grande valley.

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Even CNN Knows Democrats Are in Trouble Following Primaries

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:58 min | 6 months ago

Even CNN Knows Democrats Are in Trouble Following Primaries

"But once in a while, they, they function as useful idiots. And I am proud to play a clip for you from one of the most insufferable CNN hosts Don lemon, who was hosting a panel last night late into the night after the red wave midterm or after the red wave primaries held in a number of states, South Carolina, Nevada, Texas, great news for the Republican Party, shocking news out of Texas, where a first time candidate, a young woman named Myra Flores, came along and as I understand it, it's the first time in a hundred years that a Democrat held seat in Congress in the Rio Grande valley of Texas has flipped to the Republicans. First time in a hundred years, an extraordinary story, so I want to play. I want to start this hour playing for you a Don lemon CNN clip because I think it will put a smile on your face. Texas 34, the movement of Hispanic voters towards the Republican Party and that part of Texas to me is one of the biggest stories of the night. I know it's not quite final yet, but it's a big deal. What do you make of that do you see a trouncing Kirsten? I think Scott is indicating that there's going to be a trouncing of Democrats come midterms. Do you agree with that? Well, I think that is sort of the expectation. And I think if we look at it even historically, this was I mean, we were all predicting quite some time ago, even before Joe Biden's approval ratings got to the point that they are, the Democrats are going to have a hard time because historically that's what happens to the president's

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Republicans gain House seat in special election in Texas

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 6 months ago

Republicans gain House seat in special election in Texas

"A Latina House candidate is being hailed by Republicans after beating her nearest democratic challenger in the heavily Hispanic and soon to be redrawn 34th congressional district of Texas In the Rio Grande valley of Texas Republican Myra Flores narrowed the House democratic majority by getting over 50% of the vote in a special election to serve the remaining months of a seat vacated by a Democrat She'll have to run again in November Speaking to supporters in San Benito Texas after her victory Flores talked about a conservative wave and thanked Donald Trump We can not accept the increase of gas of food medication we can not accept that And we have to save the facts that under president Trump we do not have business in this country Audio courtesy KRG She made history flipping the district red as well as becoming the first Mexican born woman to be elected to the U.S. House I'm Jennifer King

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Rep. Andy Biggs and Charlie Discuss the Cartel's Role Along the Border

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:50 min | 6 months ago

Rep. Andy Biggs and Charlie Discuss the Cartel's Role Along the Border

"The cartel's role in this? So the cartel, they prey on these poor people in Nicaragua and in Honduras. And they take all their money and they trafficked them. Right up to the border and they make money on the human smuggling part of it and sometimes they'll have them bring drugs across. Can you talk about how sophisticated this is though? Because the impression a lot of Americans have is that these are just people and mountain and village towns and they kind of, they build themselves up by the bootstraps to go to a better life. It's not like that. This is a kidnapping operation. A pseudo kidnapping operation where there's a business model where the cartels know what they're doing and in fact their profit motive is getting as many people as possible across the southern border. Please expand on that. Yeah, that's exactly right. So cartel effectively controls every inch of the southern border where I'm standing today. They tend to let migrants come through. Why? Because they don't want the disruption. But in other places, whether it's humor or Tucson or Rio Grande valley, they're controlling everybody. So let's say you go to in Del Rio, they're going to let a bunch of people come through and then they're going to send in that would cause an distraction and they'll be hundreds of miles without any patrols. So that's going on. And while that's going on, you've got people that are coming through. They don't have any money. We talked to some folks from Peru, just this morning. And you know what? They had to pay some money when they got here. They said they didn't have to pay any money in this place. That's why they come to Eagle Pass. But everywhere else on the border, you have to pay money. And if you don't pay the money, the cartel is going to kill you. If you try to get through or they're going to stop you, they're going to repeatedly violate the women. We always hear about the women being violent. That's true. They get raped a lot.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:05 min | 7 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Let me talk a little bit about, well, piracy. By piracy, we mean this. And by the way, we're not raising this topic indignation. But what's happened is whenever you put a movie and this was through number 80,000 people saw it and the virtual premiere, what happens is people turn on their phones or they what they do is they create a download. And then they just put it online and so the movie has been pirated. By the way, this is common with movies. Movies get pirated and typically movie companies have to hire these anti piracy firms to take those pirated sites down. But let's talk about look, if some guy doesn't have any money and he's like, I can't afford to pay for the movie. And he finds it free. I'm not begrudging that guy. I'm not upset about it. But what I do want to say is that by and large, we don't like it. And we'll tell you really why. It has to do more with our business model. Right, our business plan. And this also, you know, I'm getting a lot of emails about people wanting to do screenings for large people and for large groups of people. And so that too is a problem. Why? Because you buy a DVD for 29 bucks or however much it is. And then you have a thousand people go in there and watch it. So the problem is that if this goes on and on and on, we do not make our money back. We can make movies. We can't make movies, which we continue to do. So these movies are very see a lot of documentaries are not that much to make, but ours are unique. Well, we spend money on them because we make them theatrical. We make them so that it's a real movie. This is not a case where we interview four people and that's the movie. Right. So I think what Debbie's getting out is this, look, we have no objection to people with their family or calling some friends do beat by all means. We're not talking about that. We're talking about things like, well, this is some of your friends in the Rio Grande valley when they learned about the virtual premiere, they literally set up a convention center where a thousand people were going to come in basically it went to buy one ticket and a thousand people watching the movie for

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The Real Problem With Piracy

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:05 min | 7 months ago

The Real Problem With Piracy

"Let me talk a little bit about, well, piracy. By piracy, we mean this. And by the way, we're not raising this topic indignation. But what's happened is whenever you put a movie and this was through number 80,000 people saw it and the virtual premiere, what happens is people turn on their phones or they what they do is they create a download. And then they just put it online and so the movie has been pirated. By the way, this is common with movies. Movies get pirated and typically movie companies have to hire these anti piracy firms to take those pirated sites down. But let's talk about look, if some guy doesn't have any money and he's like, I can't afford to pay for the movie. And he finds it free. I'm not begrudging that guy. I'm not upset about it. But what I do want to say is that by and large, we don't like it. And we'll tell you really why. It has to do more with our business model. Right, our business plan. And this also, you know, I'm getting a lot of emails about people wanting to do screenings for large people and for large groups of people. And so that too is a problem. Why? Because you buy a DVD for 29 bucks or however much it is. And then you have a thousand people go in there and watch it. So the problem is that if this goes on and on and on, we do not make our money back. We can make movies. We can't make movies, which we continue to do. So these movies are very see a lot of documentaries are not that much to make, but ours are unique. Well, we spend money on them because we make them theatrical. We make them so that it's a real movie. This is not a case where we interview four people and that's the movie. Right. So I think what Debbie's getting out is this, look, we have no objection to people with their family or calling some friends do beat by all means. We're not talking about that. We're talking about things like, well, this is some of your friends in the Rio Grande valley when they learned about the virtual premiere, they literally set up a convention center where a thousand people were going to come in basically it went to buy one ticket and a thousand people watching the movie for

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

01:36 min | 7 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Went into effect last September all but outlaws abortions after 6 weeks and with the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn roe V wade these bands are expected to become more common nationwide A woman down in the Rio Grande valley who wants to visit a clinic with the fewest restrictions has to drive 14 hours to Las Cruces New Mexico or she can drive a half hour to the border and visit a Mexican pharmacy under the new law physicians in Texas are forbidden from prescribing abortion pills Planned Parenthood and other organizations have posted detailed information online about how to take abortion pills and what to expect But some customers may just rely on the pharmacy clerk for their information And the problem with that of course becomes the regulation aspect Carla Angelo puzzle is a political scientist at the University of Texas Rio Grande valley We don't know if they have been FDA approved And then you have the problem of not even needing a prescription So there is no actual medical attention given to these women women are just out of desperation There can be complications says doctor Roberto Diaz Gonzalez and o-b-gyn at the Brownsville community health center With the medication will be incomplete abortion That means that not all the tissue came out If the patient don't go and look for care that can create an inflation With Texas strict anti abortion law women in the Rio Grande valley have had a foretaste of a post row world but activists have resisted Nancy cardenas Pena is Texas state director for the national Latina institute for reproductive justice People in red states still deserve.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:51 min | 7 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"The film 2000 meals is now out, it opened last night, packed theaters around the country. And it's fascinating to get people's reaction to the movie. By the way, the movie was shown in Debbie's what do you call it your hometown, your the place that she grew up, which is the Rio Grande valley in Texas and Debbie's mom was at the theater. In fact, she sent us a photo. She's, I think she got that 30 minutes before everyone else. But she was it was a first outing Debbie goes in two years. This is a very social person. And she's really been affected by COVID. I mean, this idea that you have to be cooped up. Because you are in a vulnerable category. So she was really excited to get out. In fact, what's kind of funny is that Debbie is like, how did you enjoy the movie? And she's like, well, I don't want to spoil it for you. That means like, we have watched this movie, at least a hundred times each. David dinesh and I, we know the ending. You're not spoiling it for us. Don't worry about that. But that's the way it is, but you know what I find interesting is with my earlier movies. Going back to the Obama movie, people would often tell me, hey, dinesh your movies are kind of unique because I've never seen at the end of a movie. The whole crowd or most of the crowd get up and applaud. Never seen that in the theater and it happens consistently with your movies, you know, 2016 Obama's America happens with America, death of a nation, Trump card, and so on. But I didn't think that would happen with this movie and it turns out that my instinct is right because when we got some reports, particularly from the Rio Grande valley theaters, they said that after the movie ended, the credits rolled, people just sat there. They were like dead silent. They were sort of taking it in. And by the way, I think this is the emotionally correct response. Because this is not a movie that you sort of ra ra about, you want to ponder the full implications of what the movie shows. And it apparently that's what people are doing. That's exactly. I mean, if someone who creates these things, that's the effect I'm going for here because you want people to realize that this is unprecedented. We have never had something like this in American history. You had a hint of it and what happened in 1960 in Cook County, Illinois, but we are talking about something in a completely different dimension. And so the movie will show again tomorrow Wednesday night. And by the way, we're having our red carpet premiere that night at Mar-a-Lago. It's going to be a glittering event. We're going to release some clips and photos and things like that after the event. If you missed the movie in the theater or the tickets are sold out, don't worry. I would urge you to sign up for the virtual premiere. The virtual premiere is on Saturday. May 7th, 8 p.m. eastern. It's live. It's out of an event, beautiful theater in Las Vegas, Debbie and I will be there, so we'll Catherine engelbrecht and Greg Phillips of true the vote. So will some of the Salem hosts who's coming metaxas is coming. Larry elder is coming. I think gorka may be coming in any event. We're all gonna be there. Debbie's gonna sing live, then we play the movie, so you'll never again. That means always saying with our singing, never got it. I'm not gonna do a public performance again, but then we prevail upon her and she kind of agrees. So about getting her is actually very difficult to do. You think that, you know, I have some influence, you know? Yeah, Debbie actually initially was even reluctant to go to these things because of her germaphobia and even when we played the movie and then live Q&A at the end and you know the good thing about it is it's 20 bucks. It's the same price as a movie ticket..

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:09 min | 8 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"When we contemplate Biden stayed at the union and W and I have been talking in the last couple of segments about the border. On the border is an issue that people can see, you know, you see it on social media. You see what's going on and sometimes in the news. But it doesn't affect everybody directly because most of the country is not on the border. So unless you live in a border town in the Rio Grande valley or in the south of Florida or in California, sometimes that issue is less visible to you. But one issue that is very visible or at least experienced directly is shortages. And inflation. And wow, honey, look at this, this is the latest inflation by which, by the way, was 1.6% when Trump left office is now at 8.5% 14 months later. Yeah, well, I mean, it's the result of giving money away to people. I mean, you know, but all the money exactly, printing money that we don't have. So anyway, I kind of dread doing something right after the podcast and that is filling up the car because it's on empty. I'm now letting it run all the way down and it's like, ah, because what used to cost 40 bucks is now 90 to a $100. And it's really, you know, and we're blessed and we can afford it, but I can not imagine what it's like for somebody that makes a $100 a day to have to fill up their car for that amount. Yeah, if you make $15 an hour, you basically making, well, about a 105 a day, but that's gross. That's not even your net income. That's right. So when you saw a whole tank of gas is your whole day's work. Just incredible. Yeah, yeah. And the guy on the high prices aren't in one sector. Now, the gas prices affect so many other things, right? Because food has to be transported and merchandise is transported. So when you have high energy prices, they tend to spread out into higher costs. But we're seeing dramatic increases in car prices and rental prices pretty much across the country. Extremely expensive milk, bread, all of the basics are just really, really expensive. And you know, people that are on a very limited budget, it's heartbreaking, really. I mean, the other thing is, even if you're willing to pay, there's a bunch of stuff you can't buy. So not only are prices going up, but things are unavailable. I've ordered all kinds of gadgets, you know, me and gadgets. I love gadgets. But what's that thing you order? No, I can't. I will not. What is it? But you ordered it months ago. I ordered something 6 months ago, and they don't have the parts for it. And so, and then remember, we had our media room redone, because we do screenings in our media room. So it needs to look nice. People don't need to get stuck in the chair.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:06 min | 8 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Net, American financing and MLS one 8 two three three four and MLS consumer access dot org. Guys, I'm really delighted to welcome to the podcast Myra Flores. She is a U.S. citizen born in Mexico. She came legally to the United States at the age of 6. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She's a respiratory care practitioner who works caring for the elderly and the disabled and has been on the front lines helping people to fight against COVID. She's lived in the Rio Grande valley. This is the south part of Texas right near the border since 2004. She's now running for Congress in South Texas district 34. And Myra welcome to the podcast, really looking forward to this, you're in a district that's of a lot of interest to Debbie and me, W in fact grew up in the Rio Grande valley in harland and Texas. And I'm gonna sort of deploy her in the second segment to talk to you a little bit about things you might have in common and about your story. So I want to focus in on a few kind of key issues that you're running on and I maybe I can begin by asking you about this kind of sea change that seems to be underway in which Hispanics, Latinos, latinas are realizing that they're kind of traditional allegiance to the Democratic Party is now kind of out of sync. The Democratic Party today doesn't stand for what you can maybe call Hispanic values. So can you begin by saying a word about that? Absolutely. Well, I wanted to start by saying I grew up here in South Texas. I actually graduated from high school in 2004 in San Bernardo. But I've grew up here in this area and I've always said the Hispanic community is very conservative. Our values are pro God, pro life, pro family, all about hard work. Our values align with the Republican Party, but we have been lied to. We have been told that the Republican Party is the party of the rich, that it's the party that only white people support. And that's the idea I grew up thinking. And I still remember asking my father, who should I vote for and he told me Barack Obama. He said you should vote for him and I did not question him why I should vote or not vote for him. I voted for him because that's what I was told to do so. But a family member of mine came up to me and said, Maya, do you know exactly what you're voting for? And I said, to be honest with you, I don't. So when she explained to me the platforms, I told her, I'm a Republican. And you know, that's when I realized the lack of information. So I actually started educating my family. I started telling them what the platforms were. By the way, my dad hated it. 'cause I was able to convince most of my family, you know, to vote Republican and it's something that I was very proud of. So I actually decided to get involved at the local level because I realized that if I was able to convince my family, what if I'm able to convince my community? What if I start knocking doors, making phone calls, making events. So I'd reached out to the local GOP in the algo and I became the Hispanic outreach chair for four or 5 years and dedicated myself to the community and making sure that they knew exactly what they were voting for. That was for me, the priority I wanted them to know exactly what they were voting for. And when I would give them the information, they would realize that they did not support the Democratic Party's platform. Myra, normally, the Democrats, you know, they appeal to minorities, loosely speaking on two bases. One is we have all kinds of benefits that we're gonna give you if you vote for us. So this is a kind of broadly speaking of vote buying scheme, but it's we offer you these entitlements and you can count on them and we are the people to deliver them. And the second one is the race card. And as you mentioned, the notion of only white people are Republicans, but the idea is that versions of color, like you or even like me, were victims in this society, we should develop a victim mentality. We should see white supremacy as the problem. It seems like you have sort of been liberated from all this nonsense, but talk a little bit about how, because it's obviously tempting enough that other people are suckered into it. How is it that you're able to sort of see through the fog and realize these people are selling us some. False snake oil here that we need to be able to see through? Right. Well, for me, my values are very important. And I've always believed that, you know, no political parties worth us putting our value society. So I can only speak for myself. When I saw that my values align with the Republican Party, I, it was no question for me. Oh, I'm going to vote this way because these are my values. Now, this area, this community, yeah, you're right. The Democrats have always made those type of promises. But I believe that they want to keep us poor. They want to keep us poor and educated so they can continue controlling our vote. They always make the same promises about immigration. They use that issue because they understand that it's important to us. So they're always using the immigration issue, but yet they're not solving the solution and they're never going to solve the solution because there will have nothing else to use to obtain our vote. So they're never going to solve this issue with the immigration problems that we currently have in the United States. Is just, I don't know, everything I see on the Democrat party is just standing against everything we stand for in South Texas and people tell me, how can you vote Republican if you're from Mexico? Well, it's obvious that they do not understand our culture, but our culture, again, is very conservative. Very conservative and the.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

06:57 min | 10 months ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"I had to be a and D dot com and use our promo code dinesh for 20% off, plus free shipping. Now, David's mom, mitzi lives down in the Rio Grande valley, pretty close to the border. And 30 minutes away and it was a birthday. And you went down there. And you saw some interesting things on the way. Yeah, yeah, so I drove down there, I don't like to tell people I'm going down there just because, you know, with my mom being elderly and being high risk and all those things. She has already had COVID, but I just go see her. So I don't go visit people, I don't do any of that. But anyway, all that to say, as I was driving down there, there's a section of highway 77 and it's king ranch, you know, on both sides. And it's very desolate, very, very desolate, but I noticed there were like every couple miles or so, there were these blue canisters. Big tubs that said agua. Agua is water in Spanish. And I thought, wow, I've never seen this before. It just kind of took me by surprise and I called you. And I said, I see these canisters. What the heck? Were you saying you called me you saw the first one and then you were like, I wonder if I'm gonna see more of these and what appears to be going on is the fact that the federal government, the border authorities, I'm being instructions of Biden. It's like, listen, we have these illegals, they're gonna come through, we're instead of sending them back or blocking them, we're gonna accommodate them, right? Isn't that amazing? It sounds like. I mean, we're not against you. Exactly. Obviously it's humane because these people are thirsty and everything. But it's almost like an open invitation. And I know it's an open invitation because my cousin from Venezuela told me so. He said that word on the street in Venezuela is that if you come through the Mexican border, you can get into America. So this is someone that is not political from America saying this. This is someone that is in Venezuela, and he's hearing word on the street on this. So I, you know, I completely believe him because it's just terrible. And this is related. It's probably a little bit happy or not. Yes. Fox News. Texas early voting data or leave voting data suggests Hispanic vote shift to the GOP continues. Now, I'll just give the data, but I'd like you to interpret it. So it turns out that there's a polling company, Ryan data and research. And they're matching the early turnout in the Republican primaries. To 2018, the comparing. Any dollar go county, the turnout is 65% of 2018, meaning already. And in Cameron county, 76%. Now compare this with the Democrats. So the democratic side Cameron county only 59% and hidalgo county 47%. So I think to me that suggests not just the volume, but the level of voter enthusiasm. Wow, absolutely. You know, my mom lives in Cameron county and so a Harlow engine. And the signs, the yard signs, the billboards, all Republican candidates. I've never seen this before. I was so excited to see this. Well, I mean, this is little telling because I remember when Trump was drawing all this support from Hispanics, you were concerned, it's only Trump. It is the personality of Trump and that this is not going to carry through to other Republican candidates, but it appears like it is. I think so. I think, you know, I think the reason is because I think Trump made them realize he articulated the values of a Republican. In a way that no one else ever had. And that's all that we needed to hear from him. So here's a guy, this guy's running for Texas land commissioner. So this is he goes, I've spent time in a lot of time in camera and he'll go and we'll see, and all the counties in the valley. This has been our menta, and he goes, and there's just been a very different vibe with Republican voters. And he says there's a new and different type of energy. And he goes, when is a Republican candidate I'm talking to him and I just asked him in the last 13 months, is anything better for you because the answer is no. So the looks like the message is getting through at the bottom. But I will say this. It's really important and I remember just growing up in the valley, we were forgotten, really, from Republican candidates. They didn't come down to the valley. I guess they thought why waste our time. If the valley is already a blue, blue area, we don't need to go down there. They're going to vote Democrat anyway. But see, Trump never did that. And I think that because of that, the people in the valley were able to know, you know what? I think I've been voting for the wrong party all this time and Reagan did that, and that's how I became a Republican. Because Reagan went down there. So don't be shy Republican candidates in Texas go down to the Rio Grande valley. Going right it off. Don't write them off. And the largest significance here is this. You know, the Democrats have certain kind of bedrock states, California, New York. And they've got those locked locked in. And what I mean is it's very difficult for Republican to win statewide in New York or in California. But Texas, which is the bedrock of the conservative side, is has been a little fragile. And the democratic hope in Texas is based upon the idea that as the ratio of Hispanics to non Hispanic whites increases, Texas will kind of inevitably slide into the democratic camp. I think it's thrilling. I think they're waking up and going, oh no, our plan is not working. I mean, you've had, I would say for as long as I've known you in long before, a kind of a heart of Venezuela, but you also had a heart for the Rio Grande valley. Of course. Yeah, that's half of my identity. Yes. Yes, absolutely. And as I've always told you, my dream was to turn the valley red. Right. Yeah. No, absolutely. So it looks like while your first dream, which is basically the rescue of Venezuela, and you want to show me Venezuela one day. And we don't know if that day will ever come, but at least on a different note, and they're in the Rio Grande valley. It looks like the Rio Grande valley, believe it or not, might help to secure and keep Texas red. If you suffer from aches and pains and make some things well, I would say that, but there was a lot..

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

The Charlie Kirk Show

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show

"For. Thank you. Hi, Charlie. I'm a big fan. I just want to say I'm also conservative, but about two to four weeks ago on your podcast, you had said that there is a ploy to kind of undermine the white majority in America, which is something that I do completely agree with you with. However, something I think needs to be said is if there really is no differences in races, then why is that even a concern to begin with? Because that's a very good question. The document finished, we want. And it's been working, because studies have shown that there are minority groups, and they are more prone to vote Democrat than they are Republicans. So I just wanted to kind of get a clarification on that and kind of further ask is it necessary to preserve the white majority in America? So I'll answer that second part. Shouldn't matter. Skin color should not matter. I'm going to use their own words against them, though. So the Castro brothers not from Cuba, but from San Antonio, you know, the twins. The whole segment I did, by the way, just so just so we're clear, was about what they said, which is that skin color to my view means nothing. It's immaterial. But they are saying that demographic replacement will be political power for them in the future. They're openly admitting it. They're saying that they are trying to have a nonstop flow of people coming into the country to try to displace a certain ethnic group. And I want to just reiterate this. The whole point of this tour is that skin color does not matter and the spirit and the soul of a human being matters. But when the Castro brothers go on face the nation in 2014 15, they say, hey, just a matter of time, Texas will be a Democrat Democrat majority because white people are decreasing and Hispanics are increasing. And I say, wait a second. Who's the one that's talking about race? Who's the one that's trying to talk about a replacement theory? That's their own words. Joe Biden in 2017 came out and he said, it doesn't just a matter of time before white people decrease and people of color increase. And so what I said is very and I stand by it. That is part of their agenda and their goal. Part of their agenda and their goal is to try for whatever their main motivations is which they say out loud, which is to try to demographically have confusion in the country. Let me say this, though. It's not working out the way they thought it would, because, especially in the Rio Grande valley here in Texas, you saw in the last election cycle, all of a sudden that went for Trump. Now there's a lot of complexities at all this, but I will answer the final question directly. It should not matter. It should not matter that certain skin color votes a certain way. Unfortunately, the left knows this, that when you have millions of people coming from certain countries that are lower income that go to certain areas that are then preyed on by community organizing groups, they can turn those into automatic left wing voting blocks. But yeah, I mean, I stand by my comments completely, but I just want to make sure that everyone is clear, especially for media matters watching this, which is kind of our publicist. They publicize everything I say that gets a little spicy, which is that they on the other side are openly admitting that. They're the ones that are calling for demographic replacement. We're the ones doing tours saying that skin color should not and does not matter. So thank.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latina to Latina

Latina to Latina

06:10 min | 1 year ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on Latina to Latina

"Earlier. This month in the middle of the night. The supreme court refused to block a texas law that bans most abortions that law is now the most restrictive abortion measure in the nation it bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and establishes a sort of bounty system. That allows anyone to sue those involved in facilitating an abortion. This is a bigger than texas. The decision could be a blueprint of gutting. Roe v wade. The supreme court ruling that legalized abortion nationally is going to play out in the courts and while it does groups on the ground are figuring out how to adopt is ena. Zamora is the executive director of the fraud data fund they provide support and funding for those seeking abortions in texas rio grande valley. We're gonna talk about what this decision means for those seeking care and where the spite goes from here. A lot of us are in texas right now. We're not looking at this through the lens of someone who was there where using where in texas are you. I'm located in the rio grande valley so deep south texas along the us mexico border. What are you hearing from people in texas. There's a lot of confusion around the law and just people being upset. I think a lot of people think that this law just went way too far the biggest concern for most of the people who do abortion funding work is. How are we going to help. People get their abortion care in your own words. What is this legislation. Do so sp eight what it does is. It bans abortion past six weeks in texas. It is essentially a complete abortion banned because by the time. Most people know that they're pregnant. They're unable to get an abortion and texas. This also has a very cruel and specific civil litigation our civil cause of action that allows anybody to sue anybody else who helps quote unquote to aid and abet someone and getting abortion care in texas past six weeks it is such a vague law that we don't really know what it means to eight in a bit. It can be anything from like giving somebody money to get their abortion taking them to their abortion appointment like literally driving them to their appointment apparent being there for their child while they get their care a spiritual leader giving counseling around abortion a doctor giving that as an option to a patient that somebody who works like the work that we do in front that fund do abortion funding like people pay for their abortion helping them get the travel that they need to get their abortion care so all of that constitutes aiding and abetting right so it puts a lot of people at legal risk for helping someone that they love. Get the care that they need. We'll talk a little bit about what this means. Nationally and the their implications nationally. But i do wanna talk about texas. And i wanna talk about people might be seeking abortions in the rio grande valley specifically what this legislation means for latinas in rgb. Just to kinda give you a background of the demographic in the rio grande valley or a very beautiful and vibrant community. But on the flip side we also are a low income community Where largely characterized as hispanic or latin x more than ninety percent of us Identify as hispanic even prior to sba. We were kind of living in an abortion desert. There's only one abortion clinic. South of san antonio and that clinic is in mcallen texas. There are a lot of barriers at texas has in place even prior to eight that made getting an abortion exceedingly difficult one of the first things you realize when you get an abortion as you have to get an ultrasound right so the ultrasound has to be performed by the same person who is doing the abortion and an ultrasound has to be done twenty four hours before the actual abortion so. There's a twenty four hour waiting period to getting an abortion. The doctor has explained to you what you're seeing on the ultrasound screen. They also have to do mandatory counseling. And then you have to wait twenty four hours then you go back the next day And you get your abortion so all of these hoops. That people had to jump through to get an abortion. So i think was specifically in the rio grande valley wearing a very unique Geographical area because we are close to the border that means we're the furthest away from any state line right so under. V8's if you don't get your abortion the four six weeks and you're going to have to travel outside of texas to get your care and that just simply is in reality for a lot of people. What front that often does is. We provide financial assistance. So will literally help you pay for your abortion because it's so expensive and we also provide travel support as well because another big barrier in texas. Is that there are very few abortion clinics or a huge state. We also provide travel support in the form of lodging gas money. Aaron ground transportation however whatever. Anybody needs to get their care which is to say nothing of the fact that if you are a working class woman in order to do that travel and in order to accommodate the twenty four hour wait time. It means you're likely taking at least two days off of work. Oh yeah you're taking two days off if you have to travel more than a hundred miles to the clinic then you're able to get a same-day like a same day procedure. But you have to wait two hours between your ultrasound and your actual abortion but in general. Yes there's a bunch of residual kocit aren't even calculated into the actual cost. Which is you know. Loss of wages child care.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Try to squeeze it in, like fumbled. Here's the audio Jim Acosta. And again just to set this up. I didn't have a lot of time. I have plenty of time now. But Texas Governor Abbott, uh, attempted to block media Including CNN and Jim Acosta. From the event in Texas. There was a report going around that they blocked some reporters from getting into the the event today with Governor Abbott and former president Donald Trump visiting the border in the Rio Grande Valley. I think they were in Hidalgo County. Abbott and his staff for blocking press access to his event today with Trump That's what CNN's Jim Acosta What he said When he wrote on his Twitter feed, he tweeted they've decided to turn their roundtable discussion into a pool coverage event. However, in addition to pull Abbott's team is selectively allowing certain non pool outlets into the event. And, of course, a pool reporter. Is somebody selected by their respective media outlets to attend press conferences. And a pool Reporters sometimes also is the reporter. And some events where you can't have tons of reporters because it just space constraints. You might have a couple of different you might have a print pool reporter. You might have a radio. You might have a television. Paul reported to then gather the information, the audio the video, then for everyone to use Here it is. Jim Acosta got in. Jim Acosta was there after Trump spoke today at the border event in Texas with the governor of Texas. That's when Jim Acosta strikes out with a question and what happens. The.

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"rio grande valley" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

WBAP 820AM

02:19 min | 2 years ago

"rio grande valley" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

"Down about a year and a half ago were under construction, and I said it walking And I'm looking at the wall and I'm walking and walking. And I'm used to like a development project where you could walk a wall. You know, 10 acres, five acres, two acres What I can And I realized that's a long time. That's a big walk. Ah, lot of it. A lot of the wall you have is incredibly natural. It's you have the mountains. You have the rivers. You have some very powerful water areas. You have some areas that are virtually impossible to get by. So we didn't need walls everywhere but where we needed them. Because it's been so successful that we've added nearly 300 miles, and that's currently under construction. This was our original wish to get these areas done where it was such trouble. And now we have it. It's either in construction or preconstruction, an additional 300 miles. In every region that we've built the wall, illegal crossings and drug smuggling have plummeted absolutely plummeted. In the Rio Grande Valley crossings have dropped nearly 80% in Yuma, Arizona. Illegal entries have been slashed by 90% nationwide ice and Border Patrol of Seized over £2 million of fentanyl, heroin, meth and other Deadly narcotics, saving thousands and thousands of lives. We've arrested nearly 500,000 illegal aliens with criminal records, some with very serious criminal records of the type you don't want to know about, like murder. We removed nearly 20,000 gang members from the United States, including 4500 members of M s 13, probably The worst gang of them all. Through the landmark reforms we've put into place we have ended the immigration chaos and re established American sovereignty. Most important reform was ending, catch and release. Not easy to do you dealing with Congress? It's very, very difficult. Which is the functional equivalent of open borders. But even worse, it's catch and release them. It means release into our country, not into another country. This policy was exploited by vicious criminal organizations.

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