Category: Let’s Talk About It

Latinas in Politics

By Yvette Tello Last month, US representative Ted Yoho approached US representa- tive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Capitol steps to inform her that she was “disgusting” and “out of your freaking mind,” and as she walked away he described her as a “f*****g b***h” in front of report- ers. On the House floor Thursday, she defended not only herself; she defended principle and countless women on the floor of the House of Representatives by addressing this attack. What do you think? Should members of Congress be held to a higher standard? Should she just have accepted this and left...

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COVID 19 Shaming

By Yvette Tello Is it just me or is there a whole lot of COVID19 shaming going on? It’s a virus and yes it can be serious for many but it’s not a stigma or some symbolism of bad decisions. I imagine these folks can use support more than they can use prognostication and judgment. One of my guys is showing symptoms. He went to get tested today. He started feeling them yesterday. So everyone he has had contact with could be exposed. We are all so careful. We wear masks, take precautions, wash our hands and don’t go...

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Back To School?

By Yvette Tello Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive.Do you agree? Will you be sending your kids back? Do you think this is our new normal? Let’s talk about it.. #letstalkaboutit Thomas Mc: “First of all he can’t. As usual he makes up crap in hopes people will just believe him and not research. Most of this power rests on the...

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Latinos in the Military

By Yvette Tello LULAC President urges Latinas not to join the military after the disappearance of Vanessa Guil- len. “We are asking all women especially Latina women or their families: Do not enlist in the army until we have assurance they will be protected and taken care of when they serve our country. And right now I just don’t believe the military is capable of doing that because of what happened to Vanessa Guillen,” said Domingo Garcia, the national president of the League of United Latin Ameri- can Citizens, or LULAC. What do you think? Let’s talk about it.....

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By Yvette Tello As case numbers rise, the coronavirus that has killed at least 123,000 Americans. As numbers surge do you still think the Coronavirus numbers are really being made up? Let’s talk about it, Barry Millbourn: “The real numbers are assuredly much higher than the official count.” Tonya Washington: “How many of the 100k deaths are “related to” or “presumptive” or “associated with” or “linked to” or “connected with” or etc etc? Anything to get the numbers up.” Thad Daly: “Always post infects but never survivals or survival rate..99.8%” Greg Guerrero: “Family and friends this covid thing really...

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Defunding the Police

By Yvette Tello Defunding the police is a huge topic right now. Do you believe that by defunding the police, this will stop racist, power-hungry po- lice officers? Someone mentioned to me that if you want a solution, we should remove the union that disallows these people from being fired. What do you think? Let’s talk about it.. #letstalkaboutit Darwin Walker: “ No, I don’t. We need policy change.” Kellie Williams Smith: “ I can’t believe it’s even up for debate” Jesus Tello: “The union’s got to go.” Monica Monica: “ We have a Citizens Action Review Board that...

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Father’s Day

By Yvette Tello With Father’s Day around the corner, how significant is a father to a child’s life? I don’t think I would be as resilient if I did not have my dad in my life. My father is a wonderful man who did not become a product of his environ- ment. He is dependable, strong, thick-skinned and set in his ways. He loves his family and shows us with his actions, not always with his words. My friend said she never had a relationship with her father but found out when she became an adult that he abused...

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Guns During the Pandemic

By Yvette Tello A great friend called me today. She was telling me to be careful be- cause one of her friends with SAPD told her that crime in San Antonio is at an all-time high. She decided to go pur- chase a gun. She went to Academy. There are no guns on the shelves or ammunition. The employee said it was like the grocery stores; hoarders. Do you think there should have been limits placed on gun purchases per house- hold? Let’s talk about it. Benjamin Godina: “Nope” Roy Cruz: “They had limits..people are cra- zy..There has been...

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By Yvette Tello Protesting is ok as long as it is peacefully done. There was a post shared with me that talked about the protest at the Bexar county courthouse telling people to wear gear so they would not be identified. What do you think? Let’s talk about it… Thomas Mc: “Protest needs to continue until reform is made. I can give you an entire history lesson of the times riots have led to change…Is it better to leave systemic racism and police brutality in place? If you’re already set in your ways that things are fine, there will...

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Recycling Surge with Online Shopping

By Yvette Tello This pandemic has changed the way we shop. Amazon is my go-to for everything possible. The problem is my recycle bin is full and I have so many cardboard boxes to get rid of and have not been able to because I have so many boxes a week.. Am I the only one with this prob- lem? Let’s talk about it… Letty Garcia Tijerina: “You’d think that Amazon would have drop off places for all of these boxes we get! They think of every- thing but this!” Mary Svetlik Watkins: “I love online grocery shopping. No...

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Are We Doing All We Can Do?

By Yvette Tello I just spoke to a Director at Haven for Hope. I asked  how many confirmed cases they have had of the coronavirus. There are 1700 people on this campus. Not one! I was in disbelief and so happy to hear this. They credit this to following COVID protocol that has been put in place by the CDC, the Mayor and the County Judge and they require every person entering the campus to have their temperature checked. Any person with a fever will be denied entry and sent to Centromed to be tested and cleared for re-entry....

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Face Masks

By Yvette Tello Should it be considered a right to wear a mask instead of a requirement when mandated by city officials to help prevent the spread of this pandemic coronavirus? Let’s talk about it. Virginia Ann Sherwood: “ It should be up to the person in my opinion. I am claustrophobic and I get anxiety just thinking when I walk out my door I have to wear one. So it’s either be imprisoned in my home or wear a mask. I feel that is part of our freedom. Are we now going to be told what to wear...

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