A Kansas Reader Says Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen Is “Truly Bad” On The National Question; etc.
Melvin McGaha (e-mail
Abolishing America`s Sport (Contd.)—Why Not Limit
Foreign Players Like The Caribbean League?
interesting follow up to Guzzardi`s column that
questions what the overall contribution to American
society of foreign-born
Major League baseball players may be.
In the case of
Ozzie Guillen it is not much.
Two days after
Guzzardi`s essay posted Guillen, the Chicago White Sox
manager, was thrown out of a game against the Kansas
City Royals. Ultimately, he was suspended
In the clubhouse,
Guillen did some macho posturing suggesting that the
Royals should be on the look out for retribution in
future games between the two clubs.[White
Sox Fall Out of First, By Mark Gonzales,
Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2008]
interesting is that in a recent interview (see it
here) Guillen held himself up as a "role model"
for young Hispanics—this despite his
numerous ejections that include two previous
suspensions, his many
expletive-deleted post-game interviews and a
And regarding the
national question, Guillen is truly bad.
Although he became
an American citizen two years ago and has prospered here
beyond his wildest dreams, Guillen claimed after his
swearing-in that America "is not an easy country."
repeated references to the hardships of those who come
here, favors more immigration.
In a quote that
sounds like it could have come straight from the Main
Stream Media, Guillen said: "Do you know how many
people die every week just to live in this country?
Ozzie Guillen Becomes U.S. Citizen, By
Andrew Seligman, Associated Press, January 21,
This is not actually true. Several hundred people
not per week,
attempting to break
into the United States through the desert.
Mexican Government Sends Illegal Immigrants To Death –
by Sam Francis.]
As Guzzardi said,
none of these athletes qualify to be role models for our
But if they did,
Guillen—despite what he thinks about himself—certainly
is the last one I would pick.
McGaha is a long time baseball
fan, dating back to the late 1950s when the Athletics
(formerly in Philadelphia and now in Oakland)
played in Kansas City.
Mary Leverett (e-mail
formally entered the
USMC in 1977, at a time when those who had
been drafted were either out of the military, as their
enlistments had ended, or were on their second, third or
At the time, women were not allowed aboard ships, so I
dealt with resentment of my
fellow Marines in that, if our unit was deployed, I
would be re-assigned to shore duty while a man would be
transferred in to replace me.
As to physical differences Taylor mentions—yes, there
are certain realities but it`s up to the individual,
male or female, to make the necessary adjustments.
At 5` 6", that`s what I did. And I performed my job as
well as any man.
As far as women`s ability to kill, which also concerns
Taylor, I have no problem there either.
Let me tell you this story.
We were living in Mexico
9/11 attacks occurred and were unable to return to
the U.S. until the following Friday. I walked into the
closest Marine Corps recruiting office and offered to
don`t believe Taylor gives credit to women`s desire for
revenge when our security is at risk. We take threats to
our lives seriously and are eager to protect our loved
ones and ourselves.
Finally as far as
sexual harassment, Taylor failed to mention that the
Marine Corps is an all-volunteer force. If one chooses
to join, then it is incumbent on the individual to deal
with the issues as they present themselves.
Women in the Marine Corps can and do contribute. Don`t
ignore us and don`t deny us!
From: Wanda Pearl (e-mail
writer "Kukulcan"—he refuses to use his
real name— proves himself to be ignorant and racist as
Despite what "Kukulcan"
would like to believe about its origins, the word
California is derived from
Latin root words as are the
Romance languages that evolved from them.
history is not something Hispanics like "Kukulcan"
find convenient. Their hatred and small minds require
them to sweep it under the rug.
Look, for example,
Aztec record of slavery,
oppression, genocide and butchery. Of course, we`ve all
heard Hispanics attempt to hide behind the lies that
they are "indigenous", despite the fact that they
can gloat about his beloved
La Raza all he likes. But that
organization preys on individuals like him for its own
agenda, exploiting his hatred and foolishness. La
Raza, like the corrupt Mexican and Latin American
governments, serves the wealthy and powerful power, not
the common Hispanic.
If allowed to
succeed in his
reconquista goals, "Kukulcan" and his
peers will be trapped in the Mexico-like environment
they claim to be seeking to escape.
Blaming America and
Americans who do the hard work and who commit themselves
to ethics and principles along the way is the losing
game hate mongers like "Kukulcan" try to play.
Pearl, who lives in Hollywood, is an actor and pianist.