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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Press goes Code Avocado against Trump

Reuters reported, "America would run out of avocados in three weeks if Trump shuts down the U.S.-Mexico border."

Fox News reported, "America would run out of avocados in weeks if Trump shuts border with Mexico, grower warns."

The Root reported, "The Real National Emergency: We Could Run Out of Avocados in 3 Weeks If Trump Shuts Down the US/Mexico Border."

The Daily Wire reported, "Holy Guacamole! Avocado Growers Say U.S. Will Run Out Of Avocados In Three WEEKS If Trump Seals Border."



How can you take seriously an occupation that repeatedly dives off the deep end over the tiniest of items?

Avocado sales in the United States are a little more than $2 billion a year. In a $20 trillion dollar economy, that is 1% of 1% of all activity.

Mexico's $1.2 trillion economy will not suffer much either. While shutting the border would be a hardship for avocado growers, open borders cost hundreds of Americans their lives every year.

But thanks to the media savvy of Steve Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, the largest distributor and grower of avocados in the world, the press is on a mission to save avocados, not American lives.

He told Reuters, "You couldn't pick a worse time of year because Mexico supplies virtually 100 percent of the avocados in the U.S. right now. California is just starting and they have a very small crop, but they're not relevant right now and won't be for another month or so."

No avocados! What will we do?

Monica Ganley, principal at Quarterra, a consultancy specializing in Latin American agricultural issues and trade, told Reuters, "When a border is closed or barriers to trade are put in place, I absolutely expect there would be an impact on consumers.

"We're absolutely going to see higher prices. This is a very real and very relevant concern for American consumers."

Higher prices is the battle cry of the open borders crowd.

No. Just no. An avocado shortage will not break the American pocketbook.

The invasion from Mexico however is killing people. An illegal alien killed Paige Gomer, 28, leaving behind her baby to grow up without a mother.

Fox News, Reuters, and the rest did not appear to be interested in that story. They were too busy saving the avocado.

Why, the Gomer family might have to pay more for avocado toast if we close the border.

23 comments:

  1. It's not the avocados they're trying to save, it's the abogados (Spanish for lawyers).

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    1. they dont hire abogados, they hire coyotes (spanish for big hearted human traffickers)

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  2. You've been on fire lately, Don! Keep it up!

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  3. NEWSFLASH!!! This will hurt Mexico BIGLY! Course, the swamp only knows how to lose and make money on it.

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  4. We need to give California farmers more water so they can grow more avocados. Sounds like a national emergency requiring a federal takeover of California water management.

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  5. Sorry senor Barnard. This seems to be the perfect time to put the squeeze on avocados. I hate them so it is of no concern to me gastronomically, but of yuuuuuge interest to me politically and economically.

    And how about the media collusion - all running the sob story at the same time.

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    1. And, does anyone not think that our MAGA President is quite aware of when to pull the trigger? And where, precisely, to point the muzzle? And just the right ammo to use?

      Our President is a MAGA Sniper!!!!

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  6. No avocados? What ever will I do? /Sarc. To me, this means Messyco has three weeks to clean up their act. I can live without guacamole, those who will suffer the most are the illegal immigrants who crave the stuff.

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  7. If I could get an avocado that was worth a toot, I might be very mildly concerned. Actually, I've not bought them in years because of their lack of flavor.

    They used to grow very good avocados in the Escondido, CA area. What ever happened to them? They were so good that Messicans used to steal them.

    Screw Messico.

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    1. Democrats.

      That's what happened to california.

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    2. Yes, and the crazy enviros, but I'm repeating myself.
      The reason we don't have significant avocado crops in CA anymore is because avocados crave water. I don't know where Escondido gets its water, but in NorCal, the courts cut the farmers' water in half a few years back to "save"the Delta Smelt, an insignificant bait fish.

      Then a few years later, Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to create salmon fisheries in the SF Bay, so he took the other half of the farmers' water for that.

      No sane person here would eat ANYTHING out of the SF Bay, since it has half a century of Silicon Valley toxics in it.

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  8. Had to delay the purchase of a home for a month due to the gruberment shutdown over the border. Can certainly live without avocados if it means the illegal issues can be resolved

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  9. Give me avocados or give me death! That rat bastard Trump has gone too far now, dammit!

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  10. I don't recall ever seeing an avocado until I was in college. Somehow we all survived.

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  11. Might actually get Mexico to control these caravans of illegals

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  12. Also costs Americans millions of livelihoods each year. The argument that Walmart pays low enough wages to put Americans on welfare goes exponentially for illegal alien workers.

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  13. Avocados???

    What about a tequila shortage????

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  14. Run. Out of Mexican avocados in 3 weeks and California avocados will be ready in a month. Even to avocado lovers that's only a week without. I went without a beer longer.

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  15. I don't care, I don't eat them.

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  16. Would I rather have Guacamole or illegals? Hmmm, let me think about that choice for awhile...I’m sure I can figure this out.

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  17. It figures that The Swamp's primary concern would be the Alligator Pear.

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  18. As much as I like avacodo's all I can say is close the damn border and build the wall.

    Kate

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