Saturday, May 16, 2009

How do you say IRONY in Spanish?

Looks like little Briant Rodriguez, the toddler kidnapped from his California home two weeks ago, has been found alive in Mexico. That's really great news, isn't it? But, I wouldn't be blogging it if I hadn't just heard why his mother and he can't be reunited immediately. Get this:
It's not so simple because of Mexican laws. He was found down there and television news reports are saying that Mexico's 'bureaucracy' has laws that will take a lot of time to get through before Mrs. Rodriguez can see her son, before he can be allowed to cross the border! There's a lot of 'red tape' to go through before Mexico feels their laws have been upheld and this child can go back home to America.

Or, they could have hired a Coyote, no? Ah, the irony. If only OUR laws were adhered to so stringently? Aye, aye aye aye.............
z

18 comments:

FJ said...

That's funny, you hear a protest in favor of the rule of law, and I'm simply hearing the real need to pay exorbitant bribes to Mexican officials... to clear the "paperwork"

FJ said...

I would pronounce it "la mordida". The "bite".

Z said...

didn't even think of that...Mexican Bakshish....good point, FJ.

In France, they'd call this le MERDE, believe me!!

Bryan said...

Hopefully all will turn out well for this family, even others who are experiencing such a crime.

Forbes.com stated, "...investigators and the boy's mother, Maria Rosalina Millan, flew to the neighboring city of Calexico to confirm his identity but Mexican officials asked for the boy's birth certificate as part of that country's identification process."

On a lighter note: Maybe the mother should have hired a legal team to keep the Mexican officials from having to see any birth certificate.

David Schantz said...

Mexican officials and kidnappers working together? Kidnappers grab kid/hostage, Mom pays bribe money to officials to get paper work cleared and kid back. Officials and kidnappers split bribe money/ransom.

Z,

You had ask about where I'd been. I've been busy looking for work. all I've found is about 20 hrs a week.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

Z said...

David, I'll be praying things get better for you, I really will.
As for bribery..maybe, but these people were anything BUT rich. That's what I can't figure out.

Bryan, not EVERYONE emulates THE ONE and covers for his birth certificate, you know! (good point there!)

Susannah said...

ironic, indeed, friend!

Hope you're having a good weekend.

shoprat said...

It's hard for the legal ones and easy for the illegals. I think that's the job of all bureaucrats is to make things as difficult as possible.

Jungle Mom said...

Hay que pagar la mordida para tener la palanca!

Z said...

Jungle Mom...easy for YOU to say!

HAY CARAMBA!

Z said...

ay caramba?...............whatever!

The Hermit said...

I wonder why they are so concerned about obeying their laws. They don't have the same problem with disobeying ours. For awhile, the Mexican government was printing a comic book designed to guide people in the best way to sneak across the border into the U.S.

gecko said...

There was an article in Fox News saying that his mother was an illegal immigrant in the U.S, and not willing to cross the border.

FJ said...

LOL! Leave it to the MSM to be
'politicaolly correct" and omit a few "pertinent" details...

Z said...

Hermit, Precisely!

gecko, thanks for the information..and thanks for coming by

FJ..it's getting too typical these days..to the point of dangerous. PRAVDA

Pat Jenkins said...

don't i know how hard it is to get back to america... yours truly elian gonzalez!!

mksviews said...

I remember reading a while ago about how stringent the immigration laws are in Mexico. Yeah, if only you folks in the US were that strict.

Z said...

Pat, good one!

MK, you're right. It's getting impossible for Americans to buy land there, too, as if anybody wanted to anymore with what's happening there.
We don't respect our borders and we expect THEM TO? laughable, isn't it..and so sad.