Tuesday, March 08, 2005
What About the Young Fools?
Who is paying for all this stuff? Who is watching, listening, reading, and otherwise completely saturating their minds with Joe Scarborough? Don't get us wrong, Congressman Scarborough is okay, but does his commentary warrant all this? Who is this guy's agent?
Anyway, to the radio show . . .
We heard this coming in faintly on the AM radio yesterday. The story Regular Joe was discussing was horrific. His guest's daughter has been missing since last September, kidnapped down in Laredo, TX by drug lords or drug gangs, we weren't exactly sure who, but the man seemed to think the Mexican government was involved and the response from U.S. agencies has been less than effective. And, there has been little media coverage of the tale.
Supposedly, the guest had setup a website -- Laredo Missing -- but our research staff could not find it. What they brought back was an article, published 2/2/2005 entitled, Reports: At least 142 go missing at border. 142!? What the . . .
The guest seemed to be very familiar with the goings-on at the border and reported that many of these young women are presented as gifts to the kingpins. What the guest hadn't thought to do was to contact his Congressman. Regular Joe sprang to action. He knew the man's Congressman and was going to have the kindly incumbent give the man a call and get to the bottom of all this. Regular Joe suggested that the Congressman get down to the border and start throwing some people around.
We never thought of Congressmen as super-heros and evidently the victim of this unthinkable crime -- after six months of doing his own research, travel, and discussions with the FBI, Border Patrol, and even a trip or two to Mexico at his own expense -- had never thought to call his Congressman. That just about sums up where most of us place Congressman on the "valuable resource" list.
Anyway, we thought you should know about all this exposure if, somehow, you missed it all.