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Mar 23, 2016

OBAMA, THE VICTIM OF THE BIGGEST CON JOB OF THE CENTURY


By Evelio Perez
 Cuban Dictators Fidel and Raul Castro unbelievably pulled off the biggest con job of the century by getting Mr. Hope and Change himself, American President Barack Obama to show off his incredible incompetency by not only by re-establishing relations with Cuba, opening the U.S. Embassy in Havana but also taking the Cubans off the U.S. list of nations that sponsors terrorism.
Obama and his entourage in front
 of Mass Murderer Che Guevara's mural

 The Cuban Government is now proudly showcasing Obama's ignorant disregard of the crimes committed by this brutal and tyrannical crime family by inviting him and his family for a week of sun and fun. All this while groups, like "The Ladies in White" are beaten and arrested for their brave opposition to this evil government. 
The people continue to hope that someone listens....but sadly, no one will.

  It appears that the Obama's are having a blast! Why not? It's a great opportunity to finally tour the great laboratory of Progressive and Socialist ideas. What's not to like? They wine and dine the president, his family and his entourage, take them to a baseball game with his new found buddy Raul Castro and uses them as useful propaganda idiots with the ultimate goal to legitimize their evil and corrupt regime. 


Ladies in White getting crushed
 while Obama and his Family have fun
 In the end, the President Obama's visit to Cuba will accomplish nothing on improving Human Rights conditions. The Cuban dictatorship simply can't afford it, that is how they have kept total control of the defenseless people of Cuba all of these years and they are not about to relinquish the only tool they have of controlling the masses. 

Limp wrist-ed Obama with Raul Castro
 Sure, some political prisoners will be released as a sign of good faith, but as always most will be re-arrested as soon as the President leaves. With all that extra money coming into their filthy hands, Cuba's alliances with our worst enemies will flourish and the refunded repression will continue in order to maintain control of that island hellhole.  

 All this shows is that it pays to be a totalitarian thug dictatorship. What's coming out of all of this? Everything for them and nothing for the hopeless mass of the desperate. You can kiss goodbye any kind of justice to the thousands that have been killed, abused and jailed simply for not agreeing with their methods. What's next Mr. President, vacation in North Korea?

Mar 13, 2016

ARE WE HEADED FOR CIVIL WAR?

By Evelio Perez
 There is a clear and present danger ahead to all of us that live in this once proud and strong America. The forces of good and evil are clashing, some angry factions whether it's Conservatives, Liberals, Tea Partiers, Socialists and even Communists, are fueling a bonfire of hate and mistrust. The flames of hate are being raised to such a dangerous boiling point that will be hard to contain. I truly believe that if this trend continues, our country will surely be headed to all out anarchy and eventual civil war. 

 There is anger that exists between Black and White, Rich and Poor, Republicans and Democrats, Co-Workers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Pastors, Rabbis, Priests and Imams. This ugly angry force is dividing friends, neighbors, brothers and sisters and even the churches. Unfortunately for those who want peace and unity, the forces of anger are winning.

 It is a total travesty that the President of The United States Barack Obama, who promised a divided nation unity with hope and change, has actually made things worse for many of those who believed in that message. With a straight face, this president promised to unite us, but instead has done everything in his legacy building campaign to divide, define, blame and conquer the melting pot of the world. 

 On Inauguration Day, not once but twice, President Obama swore on The Holy Bible to protect and defend this nation and the Constitution that it lives by, and yet it appears that that same constitution he swore to defend must be altered and even destroyed in order to achieve his ultimate goal of a Socialist Utopian nation. This President has done nothing to stop this ugly trend of hate and violence. If anything, he has contributed to it by fanning the flames of division, anger and revenge by placing blame as a whole on certain groups while continuously siding with the lawbreaking mob. 

 It is going to take a special circumstance or a great leader to unite this country, and I pray to God that one emerges soon. On this  present course, I fear that we are headed for civil war folks, the anger is real and the blistering feelings of "I've had enough" is growing. 
 Do we have what it takes to stop this unstoppable train of hate? Or are we headed for a train wreck.
I pray to God that we do, for the sake of our children, we can't afford the alternative.........

Mar 12, 2016

CAN THE AMERICAN YOUTH SAVE US FROM SOCIALISM?

By Evelio Perez
 Besides being a Socialist and someone who has no clue in reading a man's true moral character, Democrat Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders's failed ideology if implemented, would surely alter the fabric of what has made America great. The scary thing in all of this, is seeing how many young adults are flocking to his message of hope and change part 2 like blind and adoring sheep. (Something close to what happened in Cuba). My dear God, when the choice in one party is between a blooming ideological idiot and a chronic corrupt and pathological liar. I wonder if it really is the beginning of the end of this once proud and great nation.

Unfortunately, unless you have had families killed or separated, these lefties will continue to downplay the horrors and atrocities that the Castro brothers and that evil revolution have committed against a defenseless people. Like the idealistic young American rebel that proudly wears that "Che" Guevara t-shirt.the ultimate goal of many of these free loading, ill-informed and frankly lazy youth is a mind blowing worldwide peaceful utopia where all is equally divided. 

Ask the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans and even us Cubans, if that system works. We who have lived in that system know better. In the name of Social Justice more than 100 million people have been murdered trying to achieve that perfect utopia. Bottom line, that system that these people want to impose on the hard working people around the world simply does not work, never has, never will. Remembering what former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, " Socialism works, until you run out of other people's money."

Bottom line folks, we are headed to a place in time where the forces of social change are going to come close to achieve their true goal of world dominance. Our job is simply not to let them win. Most of these young thugs may be living in your home as we speak, mooching off your sweat and hard work. Yes, they may very well be your own kids. If this describes your situation, you are miserably failing your kids and our
country! 

 It is imperative that we start to give these kids what they really need, tough love and some needed discipline. It is not my job, I take care of my own, it's not his coach or even his teachers. It is your job as parents to tell them the real and ugly truth of what it takes to make America great.

 We are going to need more of the children of the pro-American silent majority to get into teaching. That is so important if we are to begin changing the liberal onslaught of our future generation. Besides that, in order to slow the pace of the Socialization of America, we as parents must demand a change in our school curriculum in the way our children are taught. 
 We must also do our part in the home, there is where you must begin to teach and build their moral compass. They must learn the meaning of respect by not only learning to give it, but more importantly learning to earn it. The home is where we teach our kids the difference between right and wrong and why. If we do that, we might just have a chance to save our dying Republic.

Feb 1, 2016

LATINOS, FRIEND OR FOE?

By Evelio Perez
 As a Cuban-American and a Hispanic I write this article with shame and disgust over the illegal immigration culture war presently dividing and infesting this great nation. 

 Have we Hispanics lost our mind? How in God's good name can we justify imposing our will and culture on our gracious hosts? Aren't we supposed to learn English and assimilate ourselves with the American way of life?

 This current fiasco has nothing to do with bigotry and has everything to do with overrunning this country with failed people from failed countries and changing the political dynamics forever, some of these troublemakers are even trying to retake lost territory for Mexico! How do I know? They are telling us !

 The United States government and it's people have bent backwards to be reasonable and humane with the illegal immigrants only to be called fascists and racists in their own country......... (This takes huge COJONES) Our way of life is being threatened and it is now time to take our country back......ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !

 The United States government's duty to all of it's citizens is to keep them safe from harm within the sovereign borders of this great nation. The moment that defending ourselves becomes politically incorrect is the moment that we have lost the battle for preserving any reasonable chance to keep our families safe from all illegal invaders, including the people that want to do us harm. We must completely close the borders and enforce the laws of the land, our survival depends on it.

 I am embarrassed and ashamed of fellow (LATINOS) Hispanics that choose anarchy over the rule of law and this is not the first time. Their willful disregard of American laws and lives is displayed daily in most major cities with killer street gangs running amok selling drugs and terrorizing American neighborhoods. The anti-gringo fervor is in an all time high and if we don't put a stop to all of this madness right now, we will all be responsible for for the carnage that will follow.

 As Cuban refugees we have also felt the wrath of our Hispanic Camaradas (Comrades), we were the minority within the Hispanic minority and we were looked down on for because we disliked Fidel Castro! 

 Do you know why they like Castro and El Che so much
folks? Because they stood up to the evil gringos, that's why. They could not understand why we would hate such a great hero of the common people, and because of that we became the ignorant nuisance and embarrassment of the Hispanic community. We were ridiculed for choosing hard work over welfare and blasted for siding with conservative values that mostly sided with the Republican Party for all these years.

 The day that I became a citizen of this country, I swore an oath that I would support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America. This pledge of allegiance was made with my full consent and total understanding of what all of this meant including my total commitment for the rule of law.

 I do see pockets of decent Hispanics breaking out of the nanny state of mind that has kept many of them from reaching the American dream. It is my hope that they take up the mantle and lead the fight of standing up for America when America needs us the most, because God knows that America stood up for us.................



Dec 2, 2015

HIDE THE CHILDREN, IT'S A LIBERAL!


By Evelio Perez
 OK everybody, let's see a show of hands and raise them if you can identify a Liberal within the first minute of any conversation.  
I like to think that I can smell a Liberal a mile away, and most of the time I wouldn't be too far from the truth. We all know the type, the snob in the office, the relative who hogs the conversation, the uppity elite college boy, the all caring goody two shoe, the anti-establishment leach, the intellectual, the in your face gay activist, the anarchist, the pacifist, the progressive, the pro-abortion feminist, the atheist, the big mouth know it all, the hipster, the environmentalist and don't forget the always proud "friggin" socialist........... You see, they are never wrong and they know EVERYTHING!  


 In order to advance their ideology, Liberals must find and identify an unsuspecting and unprepared subject. The good lefty will search you out and likely identify you as a slimy Right-Wing Conservative scumbag. The Liberal of course is  always surrounded by a crowd of friendly Liberals ready to give each other a helping hand. So prepare for the disgusting Liberal onslaught!  Hint........ Get out if you can, you don't stand a chance!
 They will always gear their convoluted talking point with their sole intention to get you involved in their one sided discussion, you of course will be the target.  
 One by one, this group of brave Liberals will begin their attack, like vicious little vultures they will begin their avalanche of questions. They will ask and answer their own questions in loud and derisive tones. Every time you try to answer their questions, they will angrily cut you off with personal slurs and insults. 

 You see, the lib's only way to win any argument is to not let you get your point across, of course If you can't get your point across, you will always lose the argument........... and that, is how they plan to defeat you. 
              This is who they are Folks.

 It gets worse my fellow Conservatives, many times you will be branded with a hurtful name meant to hurt, demoralize and demean you. They will use phrases like.... Fanatic, War Monger, Nazi (that's a good one), Right Wing nut job, Fascist pig, and don't forget the more popular "complete moron." 

 They will immediately begin to tell you in their "holier than thou" attitude that you are a total idiot who does not deserve to be in the same room that they are in. They are of course superior than you in every way.

 They will always butt in and interrupt your private conversations with their always correct answers...... and they will never have a problem letting you know how wrong you are.

They will always challenge you when they are many but will mysteriously stay silent and disappear when they are alone. 
                             Why is that?

 They can and will never admit when they are wrong because that would in all likeliness expose their whole argument.


 I found that one of the best ways to deal with these people is to sarcastically agree with everything they tell you, as ludicrous as it may sound.
 They will tell you to stop bringing up Benghazi, it's not Obama's fault!!! 
Liberal Logic    
 For example, your answer could be..... You are so right, President Obama had a campaign stop in Utah the next day to worry about, what's four American lives when more important matters are in the agenda. In other words, like Hillary Clinton would famously say "What difference does it make?" 
Do they really know how stupid that makes them look?

 They will also tell you that we are always unjustly picking on President Obama because he is a black man. The immediate response to that ridiculous statement is to want to hurt these imbeciles. But, we must be civil, try to control your anger if you feel you must slug the Lib.................. Remember, we are not like them, we are simply better than that! 


 The main reason we disagree with their Socialist Messiah and his far-left comrades is not only because he is a complete knucklehead and an incompetent president but because of his liberal policies that are crippling our nation. It's not because he is black!
                We are not racists!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 We could proudly blurt out the names of many prominent and successful Black Conservatives that I would vote for in a split second, like Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Herman Cain, Dr. Ben Carson, Allen West, Clarence Thomas, Jennifer Carroll, Arthur Davis, Tim Scott, Alan Keyes, Ken Blackwell, Walter E. Williams, Mia Love, and Lynn Swann to name a few...... But again, all of it will go in one ear and out the other, it just doesn't matter. 
 You see, In their ignorance and love for their ideological hero, their perception of reality is totally in denial. They will tell you with a straight face that "President Barack Hussein Obama can do no wrong, he has never failed or lied to us, NEVER! So don't ever dare say anything bad against this great man!" 
                         Yeah right!!!!!
 We don't like Obama because he is black, we dislike the president and his cronies because he does not know what he is doing. To top that, his liberal policies are slowly destroying the fiber of what made this once great country successful. 

 Right off the top of my head, I can rattle off a long list of major mistakes the president and his liberal administration has made ........ like the Obama care nightmare, The Ukraine debacle, trusting Putin's Russia, Libya, Syria, alienating our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, aiding The Muslim Brotherhood take power in Egypt, Fast and Furious, the billion dollar vacations, Solyndra, doing nothing on The Keystone Pipeline, the war on our right to bear arms, the promises of openness in his administration, The 18 TRILLION Dollar national debt, the millions of lost jobs, the U.S. credit downgradeObama's response to the gulf oil spill, Benghazi, and now incredibly, this man is breaking American law and is actually dealing with Terrorists! 

 That does not mean that he is doing a bad job............ Just ask Liberal Queen Hillary Clinton, she'll tell you that "it's a vast Right-Wing conspiracy!" 
 Knowing I am right 100% of the time dealing with these people frustrates the heck out of me every time I hear some of these ignoramuses make complete fools of themselves. The more you try to be civil and explain yourself, the more erratic they become. You might as well mumble whatever nonsense you want, for they will undoubtedly ignore every single word you say.

 Let's not beat around the bush folks, these people have gladly become the useful idiots to these liberal thugs and tragically, history is repeating itself once again.

 Just like the fanatics that gave rise to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro and Mao Tse-Tung. These liberal zombies and their blind allegiance to their lord and master Barack Hussein Obama and his conspirators have us headed in the same direction. They have this incredible love for their liberal ideals that they have become a problematic danger to the health and future of this once great country.
 Well, there you have it my friends, my definition of who and what a Liberal is. 
Maybe it hasn't gotten this bad in your neighborhood just yet........ But please, as a favor to your children and this once great country, Please!!!!! Just be on the lookout O.K.?  It is America were trying to save, isn't it?      


Nov 17, 2015

WHY I FEAR FOR AMERICA, A CUBAN-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE

By Evelio Perez
"Che"Guevara 
with Fidel Castro 
 Socialism is crawling it's way into our country and our way of life is being threatened. 
Every day our voices are being slowly silenced, our constitution is being attacked and our moral beliefs are being tossed aside for the new ways of the new society. 
Some may ask, who does this guy think he is?  
What makes this guy such an expert on Socialism?
  
 I was born in Habana, Cuba in October of 1952. We lived in a two bedroom apartment alongside my twin brother, mother and father in Old Habana just a couple of blocks from "El Malecon" (The famous sea wall along the outskirts of the city).


 We were considered a normal middle class family with modest means. We had a very close family unit with lots of good friends with plenty of good times, everything was great until....................a very charismatic and impressive young man appeared on the scene, this Messiah, this GREAT leader, THE ONE, this person who offered Hope and Change (Hmmmm). He who appeared to have all the answers to every question ever asked and more.

 José Rodríguez executed 
 So on Jan.1,1959, this bearded leader and his triumphant liberators paraded into the streets of Habana lifting the hopes of many who believed in this seemingly great man.

 That was a very scary, brutal and bloody year, the kangaroo courts were continuously brutal and without any mercy, they were also on television where every day you could see person after person appear in this farce also called a court of law.  
A real Kangaroo Court
 I will never forget it as the condemned were dragged into the courts with the crowds drooling with hate and screaming at the top of their lungs in complete and delirious devilish harmony the words "PAREDON! PAREDON! PAREDON! PAREDON!" (firing squad) begging for blood, dooming many before they had any chance to defend themselves........  of course most of them were found guilty and shot minutes later.
 Fidel Castro then proceeded to take all of the people's weapons in the pretense that he would take care of all of us, he told us that only bad people had arms of death............. and yes, he took all of our fire-arms and left us defenseless       (You ever wonder why Castro has lasted so long?)
Raul Castro personally takes
 part in executions
 I still remember the talks our parents had with us about not talking to ANYONE, for we could innocently tell of our parents disgust with the dammed Revolution. The fear of being dragged in those trials was enough of a torture for a 8 year old little boy. 


 Eventually we were pulled out of school because the communist indoctrinations started. All teachers taught and demanded that your love and loyalty always began with Fidel, El Che and the Revolution.

Fidel Castro questioning a Cuban
 farmer before his execution
 Within a year in power, Castro started to take our freedoms away as he started his Socialist experiment on an unsuspecting and desperate country by nationalizing all industries in Cuba. 

 The government (Fidel) owned everything! Oh yes, even your home and your children. 
Every neighborhood had a committee headed by loyal Castro supporters known by the oppressed as chivatos (rats) that would inform on their neighbors if they even suspected that you were against Fidel and his Revolution.


 Our families were split apart by ideologies, some were with the Revolution and the rest of us were not. Kaos ruled our daily lives so much that we could not even trust our closest friends. However.......... this never-ending and agonizing nightmare would not last forever.


 On September 3, 1961 our Mother told my twin brother and I (to our surprise) that on that same day we were going to America to see our beloved father. (Who left a few months before to get a job and an apartment for us when we got there.)


 I remember getting on that old Pan Am twin engine propeller plane and leaving the land of my birth and half of my beloved family to never see them again.

 We got to the United states soon after and remember when my feet hit the grounds my mother telling us crying "Son, we don't have to be scared anymore, now you can say anything you want because we are free".
  I'll never forget those words as long as I live, and it is for that reason that I will continue to fight against this Socialist onslaught that is dooming our society today.

 It is up to us who came from Socialist dictatorships to lead the revolt against the evil that is contaminating America before it is too late. We know who these people are and how they are trying to achieve their goals.

Executioner René Rodríguez Cruz 
shoots García Olayón in the
 head on Jan. 2, 1959
 All immigrants from Nicaragua, Bolivia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Ecuador, and of course Cuba that have experienced the horrors of this system, have to re-double and lead the effort against this Socialist tidal wave that is destroying life as we know it. 

 We must be loud and we must be clear but most of all we must be heard. We must unmask these pretenders and expose them for what they really are, Radical Socialists who are dead set on changing America to their idealistic Socialist utopia.
 Folks, we are in a desperate crossroad in this country's history and "We The People" are the last line of defense. 

 We must not fail to stop this blatant overthrow of our Constitutional freedoms and our precious way of life because............ the alternative is simply more of the same Cuban nightmare, how do I know?  I was there.............





Oct 6, 2015

LET'S NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE, TIME TO FIX AMERICA

By Evelio Perez
 On behalf of The President of The United States Barack Obama, and all of his adoring and fierce supporters, I want to take this time to thank all who had a part in re-electing President Barack Hussein Obama to his second term as President of The United States. I not only want to thank the Communists, the perverts, Socialists, America haters, illegal aliens, Liberals, freeloaders, abortionists, African-Americans, prison inmates, The Porn Industry, Hollywood Liberals, career criminals, gay marriage proponents, Anarchists, child molesters, outlaw regimes, welfare recipient professionals, Islamic radicals, and the illegal drug industry, who went out in masses to protect their piece of the pie and of course their all important free give a-ways......... But, I especially want to strongly thank many of the Conservative Right who saw so clearly in the errors of electing an honest and decent man (Mitt Romney), but nevertheless a Mormon as our President.
Thank You Very Much!!!!!! -------------    NOT!!!!!!!!!
 Do any of you that refused to vote for whatever reason have any idea what damage you have done to this country? Any clue on what you all gave up because of your selfishness?
So your candidate did not win the nomination and for that, you are protesting........Waaaah! 
The nominee said something mean about your candidate, and you are really pissed........ Waaah! 
The nominee just happens to worship God in a different way than you............ Waaah!
The nominee said something different 15 years ago and now has changed his mind, Waaah!
The nominee pushed a kid 55 years ago in grade school, he is now unfit to be president.......... Waaah! 
 How can any of you who stayed home on election day as a sign of protest, look yourself in the mirror? 
Yes, you all know who I am talking about. Your intolerance, bigotry, ignorance and stupid pride cost us the election. You messed up really big guys, the country is headed in the wrong direction and there is no stopping the Liberals now. (You just gave those leaches Carte-Blanche to do whatever they want). 
The way we led our lives as we knew it........ is over. All of you might have well just pulled the lever for Obama!
               HOW in Gods name COULD YOU?
 We as Conservatives are supposed to be about family, God and Country. Why give all of that away? 
 I am so disheartened and ashamed of what some of you have done. We had our chance, maybe our last and like a bunch of sorry whinny losers, we just gave it away. 
                                 REDEMPTION
 We now, hopefully have a chance to undo the damage that we as supposed patriotic and concerned citizens did to our country on the day of the last election. We actually get a second chance, we have a chance for redemption!  We are in a clear and present path to our ultimate destruction and nothing will stop the demise of this great republic, unless we as a group unite and end this nation destroying nightmare.
 Again....... the presidential elections are just around the country and we cannot afford to repeat the same mistakes that plagued us the last time around.  
Could we PLEASE vote for America this time around? Could we please quit your whining and crying just because your favorite candidate is not the Republican nominee? Unless we are united and work together to defeat our enemies, we will continue to lose any hope for a positive change that will make us great again. 
 United and only united can we finally win, but If we continue to act like a bunch of immature babies with the same crap that keeps us divided (like the last 2 times around)........we will continue to lose. 
 We need to pledge to unite and support whoever we as a group choose in our primary process. Whomever it turns out to be. Whether it's Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich or even Mitt Romney. 
 The failure to unite and support the winner of our Republican Presidential Primary will surely give the Democrats another four years of power. This will surely give them the ability to name more liberal supreme court justices (like Obama) assuring Obama's destructive policies to continue destroying America for once and for all........... 
  

Aug 28, 2015

JORGE RAMOS DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THIS CUBAN-AMERICAN

By Evelio Perez
 Every time I hear that all Latinos are this or think that, makes me want to scream at the top of my lungs. We are not all pro open borders, we are not all Democrats, we are not all Socialists and we are not all Mexicans.
 Please, don't lump me (or many of us) in the same group of these American hating scumbags because we speak Spanish, it's insulting.  It's funny how all of a sudden Mexican-American Jorge Ramos of Spanish Mega-Network Univision speaks for all Latinos, AHEM (cough, cough), excuse me ......... THIS CLOWN ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME! That disgusting excuse of a journalist does not and will never speak for me or many that dare to think like me.
Jorge Ramos

  Jorge Ramos is first a narcissist, he is a Cuban Exile hater and lover of the Cuban Revolution. He has a clear agenda that clearly explains where he stands. He claims that he is a Mexican-American but he clearly only speaks for Mexico, Mexicans and illegal Mexican aliens. He knows that Mexico sends many bad people to our country and he just does not give a damn. He is their anchor, their apologist, their leader and their spokesperson here in America.  As sad as it sounds, I've never heard him say anything positive about this country, and I have no doubt that he ever will.

Mexican Street Gang

 He cares more about Mexico than about The United States. How do I know? His whole argument is always about the preservation of Mexican nationality and it's culture. I too speak Spanish, I know what he says, why he says it and what he really means.

 He also has the total support of the Democrat Party that rightfully believe that when these millions of illegals become citizens, they will naturally become Democrats. Giving the Socialist Democrats total control of the country for years to come.

 As a citizen and fierce defender of this country, I consider what this man is doing is bordering on the edge of treason to this country. He is weakening America! He has no regards to what you or I think about the illegal invasion or how it's making our country less secure while badly hurting many law abiding American citizens. He thinks that American citizens that want closed borders are racist! He must really think that we are so stupid that we won't see right through his clever and diabolical plan to retake land lost by Mexico in the Mexican-American war.
      Well, this American does and I'm calling him out! 

  It's sickening that while these law breakers are crapping on American law, they have the cojones to call all who want to stop this uncontrollable flow of illegal unknowns "RACISTS", simply because we want to secure our borders and have the audacity to want to live in a law and order society. We citizens deserve that right as a free and sovereign country. 

 I believe in the rule of law. That means that all of us must obey American law! There is no exception. The rules can't apply to one specific group or persons and not others. You want to come here, get in line and do it legally.
So called Cuban President and Dictator 
Raul Castro himself kills for the revolution 

 From my own perspective, we who came from Cuba in the early 60's also knew what it was like to struggle. We Cubans were basically trying to escape a repressive and violent revolution. We had to leave, we had no choice, we were fleeing a brutal and diabolical dictatorship that had no regard for human life. We came because we were being harassed, robbed, raped, jailed and killed in our homeland......and only because of the awesome generosity of this great country, were we legally allowed to come as political refugees. But there's the big difference, one was legal and today's illegal alien invasion is not. 

 We Cubans never demanded anything, we came with NOTHING, we didn't even speak the language. But, we knew that in order to succeed in this country, we had to first learn the language, work hard and not be a burden to anyone, including our generous American hosts. We waited and proudly learned of the sacrifices that many gave to make this country the beacon of the world. 

 We became American Citizens and promised to obey the laws of the United States. That was it, we were Americans. There was no way that we were going to do anything to embarrass or hurt our God, our Families or our new adopted country. If anything we did all that we could to leave a legacy of perseverance, excellence and success. Most of us knew that in order to make it with dignity in this awesome Republic, we had to work hard to provide for our families but even harder to make something special of ourselves. We did just that and quickly became the most successful Hispanic community in American history. By the way, political correctness dictates that I am a Cuban-American, but, if you don't mind, I am an American first.

  I am a proud American citizen who loves this country, and that means that I will defend America when needed. 
 Don't ever talk bad about the USA or even think of burning the American flag in my presence, because as God is my witness, that piece of crap will be embarrassed, publicly humiliated and physically hurt by yours truly. I make this pledge that Old Glory will never be stepped on or burned, in my presence........NEVER!

 Success didn't happen by accident, success happened because we worked hard and lived a true conservative life while abiding by the laws that this great country gave us to follow, we adapted. We were not about to dictate or demand anything. We had to earn it. In the least, most of us were never going to become an embarrassment to ourselves and the country that took us in and allowed us to live in freedom.

 Jorge Ramos obviously does not care about America or American laws. He does not, or will not ever speak for me. The Bible, The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the laws of this land will always be my guide to continue to live a respectful and dignified life........... 


Jun 30, 2015

MY 41 YEARS AS A LONGSHOREMAN IN THE ILA


BY EVELIO PEREZ
Me and my Dad
    One unsuspecting and normal day in March of 1972 my Father, Evelio Perez Sr. (RIP), who had been working in the Port of Miami for some time, along with my twin brother, Eddie Perez (RIP), tells me that there is an opening in the docks for one worker.  
 My immediate reaction was to jump off my chair and yell in total euphoria, just knowing that the starting hourly wage was $3.15 an hour was enough to get me very exited. That was a huge amount of money those days when you could get gasoline for 20 cents a gallon! Heck, my folks even bought a house in Coral Gables for 15 thousand dollars! 
I was to report at 5:30 am to the union hall in the port and hopefully work as a Checker for The I.L.A. (International Longshoremen's Association) early next morning.

Me and my twin 
brother Eddie (RIP) 

    I remember showing up in my first day at the I.L.A. Local 1922 Union Hall around 5:30 am sitting in a big room full of people wearing their hard-hats. All of them were waiting for their name to be called. As the room started to empty out, my name was finally called by this big intimidating burly man named Bill Boyle. He says with his heavy, raspy voice, "Hey kid, you're Bebo's (My Dad's nickname) son right?" Of course I stumbled and babbled around just to say the words yes sir. Then he says "go to CCT Shed C and start at 8:00 am............ Good Luck"

      Yes, on my very first day I was sent to one of the busiest companies in The Port of Miami as a shipping clerk to work at receiving and delivering cargo in this huge and busy warehouse.
  My first thoughts when I got there (before work started) was that there was no way that I could last in this crazy place, it was a complete mad house! There were drivers everywhere and they all wanted their cargo. I was stunned and overwhelmed. 
Little did I know that as soon as 8:00 am (starting time) came around, the Checkers would quickly have everything running smoothly and under full control.


40 Years of service award
   My Dad (RIP) also had made many friends in the Local that helped me get through those first couple of weeks, including a very nice older gentleman named (same as my Dad and I) Evelio Bosh. After introducing himself, Mr. Bosh said to me, "don't worry about a thing kid, just stick with me, and we'll get through this day together." 
  On that first day, from 8 am all the way to quitting time at 5 pm, Mr. Bosh was taking care of me like he was my own father. He showed me the correct way to receive and deliver cargo, he would also explain that any one little error could lead to thousands of dollars in loses to the customer.  


With President Jerry Becerra
   It was a very busy day, the work was tiring, relentless and never ending, but the professionalism and experience of the Checkers always kept up with the busy work load in an impressive and orderly fashion. There is no doubt in my mind that if not for the help of Mr. Bosh and the rest of the Checkers, I would not have survived that hectic first day. 
Here's Butch having some
 nice words to tell me.......
 I remember my Dad would everyday give me the drill, "always be neat, always bring your tape measure, clipboard, pens, pencils and your hardhat." He would also tell me, "it's always better to write more information on the interchange than less, you never know if that extra bit of information would be useful and important in the future."
My father was not only my best friend, he was my mentor. He was the most honest and kindest man I've ever known and there was no way that I was going to let him down.

Monument for 
the fallen
  The port is not an easy place to work in, there are dangers all around where you could easily be hurt badly or even get killed (as many have) in a split second if you let your guard down. That is why there is no substitution for experience and doing the job the correct and safe way. That one mistake could either cost thousands of dollars or your your precious life.......That is the life of an I.L.A. dockworker. 

 The hours are always unpredictable, you are on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week............ that was part of the deal. It could be a regular starting time of 8 am or ship times that could start close to midnight. There was a lot of times that the hours turned into days in which turned into a very descent paycheck. But let me be clear, there is no substitute for having the right amount of training and skills to efficiently work in the port.  


With V.P. Luis Gonzalez
  There are many reasons why I love The ILA, one being the relations you have with fellow workers. From day one there was always the feeling that all my co-workers were watching my back as I in turn watched theirs. We all yearned for the same things in life, a good home, good wage, good health care and the ability to provide our families a good and healthy environment to grow as good citizens of this great country.


With friend and boss,
 Guy Colicelli
   You never knew what you were going to do or where you were going to work. We expected anything and everything. We could either stuff or strip containers, reefers, rail cars, or receive and deliver cargo to the customers (truckers). We could work cargo or cruise ships, container yards, car yards, offloading or loading loose cargo, cars, heavy equipment or containers under slow stick cranes or fast gantry cranes. All of these jobs I did in South Florida ports, which included Port Everglades, The Port of Miami and even some warehouses around the airport. I was even Chief Clerk (The Boss) for 4 years. In my last few years I worked in a trailer command center in the Port of Miami (POMTOC) set up to do the work with computers and cameras.

With long time friend,
 Juan Losada
  Throughout my 41 years as a longshoreman, there have been many people that took their time and effort to be helpful and nice, like Pres. Jerry Becerra, V.P. Luis Gonzalez, Sec. Butch Vanderwyde, Walter Bretana, Luis Meurice, Bob Fiore, Tony Arrufat, Johnny Bruns, Tony Soto, Rudy Valdez, Evelio Bosh, Phil Knapp, Freddy Castillo (RIP), Irving Schwartzberg (RIP), Guy Colicelli, Juan Losada and the rest of my brothers in the local. When times were tough and believe me there were plenty, these great men were always there watching my back.


Esophageal Cancer
   In 1997 I got the unexpected and debastating news that I had esophageal cancer. I knew back then that statistics gave me and anybody that got this horrible disease a 5% chance of survival. So I basically said as much to everyone. I would tell all that would listen that I probably won't be back (I truly believed that). But true to form, my boss at that time the late Irving Schwartzberg (RIP) assured me that I was coming back and that my steady job would be there............. I did and it was.

  The operation as successful as it was, left me with one paralyzed vocal cord during the procedure (I had no voice). My stomach replaced my esophagus and literally moved close to my left lung where it was not able to expand as needed to freely breathe after a tiring day.
  The operation to remove my cancerous esophagus was experimental and the complications that arose from it required another major operation, just to save my life. But with God's grace and the many prayers from many friends and family, the cancer had not spread to other parts of my body.

Me with Vivian on our 
wedding day   
   My wife and best friend Vivian (who showed her love many times over), stayed with me in the hospital for 37 days and nights. She never went home! She sometimes didn't know if I was going to make it on certain days, but she persevered. My loving mother was also there most of the time (at one time hospitalized herself during my stay), giving Vivian much needed breaks, like bathing, lunch, dinner and short naps.


    When I finally left the hospital, I was a total mess. I was so weak that I was barely able to walk. I had to regain my strength just to walk again. I couldn't sleep (without chocking a few times a night), walk, talk or able to breathe very well on my own. It was going to be a very long and rough road ahead for me to be able to be well enough to provide for my loving family. My days as a Longshoreman and my ability to provide for my family seemed in serious doubt.


My Family
   But.................. for the three straight months that I was out, my brothers in the Union passed the hat between most in the local and collected enough money that actually took care of all of my bills, including the mortgage. That money from my brothers of the Local was all I needed to strive to work harder and get better, it was heaven sent!

  Well, to make the story short, I rehabilitated myself enough through hard work and therapy to walk and talk but was having a tough time adjusting to my new and dilapidated body............... I would never be the same. The smell of car fumes alone was having a effect on my ability to breathe, and my lack of sleep because of my condition was taking a huge toll on my health and my family.

My work station
   When I did return, knowing my condition, President Jerry Becerra and my bosses, Irving Swartzberg (RIP) and Guy Colicelli did everything to make my return possible, permanent and successful.


Getting my watch! 
  
  From day one after my return, they bent over backwards and allowed me to work inside, away from the damaging dust and diesel fumes out on the field. I worked the computers in a container yard (POMTOC) receiving and delivering containers, dealing with drivers just as I had on my first day of work 41 years ago until my final day of my retirement.

   My journey began with me wanting to make good money, have good insurance and the ability to have all the comforts I needed. But I also ended up with an undying allegiance and respect that I have grown to have for this great Union and the awesome band of brothers that I've grown to love.

Thanks to Danny and 
Michelle for this awesome
 and yummy cake!!!!!! 
    So on behalf of my father Evelio (Bebo) Perez (RIP), 30 years in the Local, my twin brother Eduardo (Eddie) Perez (RIP), 30 years (who should have retired with me) in the Local, and myself...... 41 years in the Local, I want to thank God, my loving family and all of my brothers in the I.L.A. for everything.
 I am a better person having known you all.

See more Pictures here.... http://evelio-perez.blogspot.com/2014/11/ila-pictures.html

MAY GOD BLESS THE I.L.A.