a perfect example. In a moment of honesty and candor, he revealed that his daddy owned a farm back in the day and hired "wetbacks" to work for him.
"I used to own - my father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes," said Young, 79. "You know, it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now."
Poor Don, his friends in the GOP are running away from him faster than Usain Bolt in the second half of a 100 yard dash. (All except the Hispanics in the GOP house who remain silent.)
This is not good for a party that's spending 10 million big ones to get Hispanics to love them. You get no love when one of your own starts throwing around slurs on the radio.
"I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska," he said. "There was no malice in my heart or intent to offend; it was a poor choice of words. That word, and the negative attitudes that come with it, should be left in the 20th century, and I'm sorry that this has shifted our focus away from comprehensive immigration reform."
It should have been left in the "20th century", and you should have stayed there with it.
Finally, I got my latest issue of Sports Illustrated (SI) today, and while trying to get away from the troubles of the real world by turning to the world of sports, the big R and big S smacked me in the face from the pages of my SI.
"Former University of Texas women's track coach Bev Kearney has filed race and gender discrimination complaints against the school with federal and state officials, the first step toward her pursuing a lawsuit.
Kearney resigned Jan. 5 as Texas prepared to fire her for an inappropriate relationship with one of her athletes in 2002. Texas later revealed that assistant football coach Major Applewhite, who is white, was allowed to keep his job after having an inappropriate relationship with a student trainer on a bowl trip in 2008. Applewhite was reprimanded in 2009 by athletic director DeLoss Dodds and his pay was frozen for a year.
University officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday.
"We think there is a double standard at the University of Texas, giving men the opportunity to engage in inappropriate relationships without fear of being caught or punished,'' Kearney attorney Derek Howard said Saturday.
Howard said more details on Kearney's complaints would be released Monday.
Kearney, who was hired at Texas in 1993, won six national championships with the Longhorns. She had been recommended for a large raise until the relationship was reported to the school in October and she was suspended in November.
Although Kearney and the school described the relationship as consensual, Patti Ohlendorf, Texas vice president for legal affairs, said in January the school could not condone a coach having a relationship with an athlete, saying it "crosses the line of trust placed in the head coach for all aspects of the athletic program and the best interests of the student athletes on the team.''
School officials have said they don't believe Kearney had any similar relationships with other student athletes.
In Applewhite's case, his relationship with the student trainer wasn't publicly revealed until 2013. According to a 2009 document in his personnel file released by the school last month, Applewhite was ordered by Dodds to undergo counseling and warned that a repeat offense would have more serious consequences." [Source]
Hmmm, Mr. Applewhite was a married man with children when he got his wild thing on with a student. Ms. Kearney, on the other hand, was not.
Mr. Applewhite gets a raise and a promotion, Ms. Kearney is told to resign or be fired.
Stay tuned folks. It looks like someone might be in the process of "hooking em horns".