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Texas Gov. Candidate Shami: “Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine”
Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 8, 2010 | R.G. Ratcliffe

Posted on 02/09/2010 8:00:33 AM PST by pkajj

In debate with Shami, White directs his attention at Perry By R.G. RATCLIFFE Austin Bureau Feb. 8, 2010, 10:38PM FORT WORTH —

Former Houston Mayor Bill White largely ignored his main Democratic gubernatorial opponent in a statewide debate Monday to frame himself as the politically experienced candidate who can take on Republican Gov. Rick Perry in the general election.

White criticized Perry by name or inference six times during his face-off with businessman Farouk Shami. “Governor Perry talks about holding teachers accountable, but he doesn't hold himself accountable for his job performance,” White snapped at one point while discussing electric rates. White never mentioned the other Republicans in the race for the GOP nomination, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and activist Debra Medina.

White has said he believes Perry will win the Republican nomination. Shami, who has built a successful international hair-care business, kept selling himself with generalities about how he could bring jobs to Texas and act as the state's chief executive officer. “As governor, everybody will have a job,” Shami said, promising that if he does not create 100,000 jobs in two years he will pay the state $10 million. But Shami's lack of political experience sometimes tripped him up, and his lack of English-language fluency could make his points sound jarring. In one part of the debate he was explaining why he opposes a border wall and how the United States needs Mexican workers. “Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine,” Shami said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration; mexicanswillsaveus; mexico

1 posted on 02/09/2010 8:00:33 AM PST by pkajj
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To: pkajj

Funny movie................

2 posted on 02/09/2010 8:01:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: pkajj

Yep, this is most readily apparent in Mexico itself. Mexico’s future is so bright they gotta wear shades.


3 posted on 02/09/2010 8:02:03 AM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: pkajj; tx_eggman
“Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine,” Shami said

Rainy days are good every now and then. Makes the crops grow.
4 posted on 02/09/2010 8:03:00 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves)
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To: pkajj

Mmmmmm......I’ll take clouds, thank you.


5 posted on 02/09/2010 8:03:03 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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To: pkajj

“his lack of English-language fluency could make his points sound jarring”

...We need job money for future of star alone state.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 8:05:58 AM PST by albie
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To: pkajj

Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine....

Or gunfire.....


7 posted on 02/09/2010 8:06:41 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: pkajj

I keep wondering how a “Rag Head” can come to our country and try to tell us what we need to do.
We don’t take too kindly when a “Farener” comes around tellin us what to do.
Kinda like the Indonesian Fraud in the People House.


8 posted on 02/09/2010 8:07:09 AM PST by Old Texan (Nobama, cound't get a job as a shift leader at Church's Fried Chicken.)
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To: pkajj

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


9 posted on 02/09/2010 8:10:39 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Old Texan

One of this liberal democrats ads say the same thing that obamma’s ad was about the day he’s elected is the day Texas changes. Shami should change his name to Sham


10 posted on 02/09/2010 8:11:15 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Old Texan

I’ve started calling him “Sham-Wow” because I am simply amazed at some of the bizarre statements he makes.


11 posted on 02/09/2010 8:11:45 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: ravingnutter

This guy is a fruit loop. I’m voting for Medina. Didn’t even bother watching this debate. It was kind of laughed off on my local talk show.


12 posted on 02/09/2010 8:16:03 AM PST by 1scrappymom (Hook Em Horns!!)
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The influence and contributions by the Mexican culture in California and the southern States has been colorful and valuable. However, anyone coming to the U.S. needs to be admitted formally; legally.

Whomever made the law that a child born of illegal aliens in the U.S. is to become an instant U.S. citizen, made a critical mistake. Once here, who would ever leave?

13 posted on 02/09/2010 8:16:03 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: pkajj
“Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine”

An occasional eclipse might not be a bad thing where Mexicans are involved...


14 posted on 02/09/2010 8:16:13 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: pkajj
When I'm feeling down and out I just click on this or this and it brightens my day.
15 posted on 02/09/2010 8:17:42 AM PST by ruination
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To: 1scrappymom

I’m voting for Medina as well. I haven’t watched any of the debates, no reason to, there is no other choice for a true conservative but Medina.


16 posted on 02/09/2010 8:19:15 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: pkajj

So let the sun shine in Mexico. Mexico for Mexicans, America for Americans.


17 posted on 02/09/2010 8:20:23 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ruination

I live in CA and a state without illegal aliens and their spawn would be the dwan of a new golden age.
BTW. My gardener is a young white college grad who can’t find work in his field. (Enviromental Engineer).
There are plenty of workers out there if you pay a decent wage. There are no jobs that American’s won’t do.


18 posted on 02/09/2010 8:22:50 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: MeekOneGOP; ValerieTexas; txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; austinaero; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; ..

TX dim Gov debate ping.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 8:26:51 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: ruination

I see what you mean. I’m glad we’re helping Mexico realize that drop to 10 in 100,000 murder-rate. Even murderers like the US. Killing Americans Americans won’t kill.


20 posted on 02/09/2010 8:28:11 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: pkajj

I have a theory that IQ’s are dropping worldwide over the last 100 years or so, statements like this make me convinced it is happening.


21 posted on 02/09/2010 8:33:06 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (November is coming.)
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To: pkajj

I’m of Irish decent.

So, my skin burns on nights with full moons.

I don’t need no stinkin sun!

Vamanooooooos muchachos!!!


22 posted on 02/09/2010 8:33:53 AM PST by pietraynor (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Ronald Reagan)
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To: pkajj
Texas Gov. Candidate Shami: “Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine”

Without Mexicans it would be like a day without crime.

23 posted on 02/09/2010 8:42:09 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Spike Knotts
He meant SHOESHINE.
24 posted on 02/09/2010 8:52:52 AM PST by Niteranger68 ("Obama voters will pay dearly!")
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To: Old Texan

Used to be a lot more people thought your way....I still do


25 posted on 02/09/2010 8:59:49 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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For starters look up Debra Medina's column 'Latinos and the GOP'

'It’s a shame isn’t it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas?' Debra Medina

'Ignore them', Mrs Medina? Since when? What more do you want? Or shouldn't we ask?

Medina ad:

“Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family?” (Medina’s cultural heritage is German and Bohemian.)

She told a colleague last month in an e-mail. “Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture.” But before she explained that, she told my colleage, who had asked her whether she considers herself Latina: “I’d not consider myself anything other than a wife and mother, a nurse and a patriot. I believe we too often get into race when it’s immaterial.”

No, Thanks, Mrs Medina.

She is also running Spanish ads. Hello Mrs.Medina! If they cannot speak English then they have no business voting IMO. When they learn English then let them vote. Assimilate. Learn English. Appreciate all America gives you.

So I’m sure she is blowing a lot of hot air just like Obama did just to get elected. Running those ads and saying what she has, tells me the border issue is just a try to get votes for herself.

Medina is about as qualified to be Governor as zero was to be President- want to re-visit how that is working out? She's a Libertarian running on the Republican ticket. She is supported by the Ron Paul worship crowd and she herself has acted in the Ron Paul worship capacity. She has demonstrated a lack of knowledge about Texas law and current ballot initiatives.

No, thanks, I’ll stick with ‘ol RINO Perry. Texas has remained in better shape than almost any if not all of the states in the union under Perry's watch. As someone said, 'he's the devil we know'.

The motly crew running for governor is laughable; a MUSLIM, a trecherous RINO woman* (Hutchison) and a woman with questionable loyalties

*Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress “One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchison’s amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/43422

______________________ .

26 posted on 02/09/2010 9:46:49 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Old Texan

I keep my shami in a bucket in the garage.


27 posted on 02/09/2010 10:15:03 AM PST by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: pkajj

A Clayton Williams campaign moment.


28 posted on 02/09/2010 10:56:14 AM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: pkajj

The sun is shining brightly in South Texas today.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 12:28:53 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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