Now, isn’t this precious?
“Even though you are far from Mexico, you are an integral part of Mexico,” Fox said. “We will never forget you. We love you.”
No, he didn’t end by saying “now send money!”
Via Maria, Dr. Sowell writes on Bordering on fraud
The immigration bill before Congress has some of the most serious consequences for the future of this country. Yet it is not being discussed seriously by most politicians or most of the media. Instead, it is being discussed in a series of glib talking points that insult our intelligence.
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How many times have we heard that illegal aliens are taking “jobs that Americans won’t do”? Just what specifically are those jobs?
Even in occupations where illegals are concentrated, such as agriculture, cleaning, construction, and food preparation, the great majority of the work is still being done by people who are not illegal aliens.
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Another insult to our intelligence is that amnesty is not amnesty if you call it something else. The fact that illegals will have to fulfill certain requirements to become American citizens is supposed to mean that this is not amnesty.
But let’s do what the spinmeisters hope we will never do — stop and think. Amnesty is overlooking (“forgetting,” as in amnesia) the violation of the law committed by those who have crossed our borders illegally.
The fact that there are requirements for getting American citizenship is a separate issue entirely. Illegal aliens who do not choose to seek American citizenship are under no more jeopardy than before. They have de facto amnesty.
Yet another insult to our intelligence is saying that, since we cannot find and deport 12 million people, the only choice left is to find some way to make them legal.
Rather than making threats, Mexican officials should warn their own people about the consequences they will face if they trespass into their northern neighbor’s yard. But because they desire for their citizens a life not to be found under their own government, they act like coddling parents and neglect their own duty. They then demand that their U.S. neighbor provide that which they are failing to provide themselves.
Update: Mayor Bloomberg proposes:
1. Reduce Incentives.
2. Increase Lawful Opportunity.
3. Reduce Access.
4. Get Real.
BTW, Dan posts on Bob Kerry’s comparing Senator McCain’s speech at the New School to Tiananmen Square, yet another item Google vanished from its Chinese web search.
ACLU Disappointed By Committee Vote of Support for General Hayden. The ACLU statement “expressed its alarm” over Gen. Hayden’s approval as head of the CIA, but “takes no position on Hayden’s nomination.” The Vulcans would have loved the logic of that statement.
Today’s articles from Maria
After reading Bob Kerry’s ridiculous comments, small wonder that Mort Kondrake considers Bush-hatred a threat to national security. He has a point:
Bush-hatred has reached such intensity that CIA officers and other bureaucrats are leaking major secrets about anti-terrorism policy and communications intelligence that undermine our ability to fight Islamic extremism.
Here in The Principality one has to tread carefully when saying anything positive about the POTUS, lest one wants a heated argument, to say the least.
Dennis Prager’s article, Harry Reid and the end of liberal thought, left a word out of its list of one-word descriptions of what liberals are for: diversity. The only diversity that counts to a liberal is PC-approved diversity, not any kind of diversity that has to do with diversity of opinion. And even then, diversity of race, ethnic, religion, or national origin is to be “embraced” (another liberal-friendly term) if, and only if, the said “diverse” person toes the PC line. I speak from personal experience. For instance.
Update 101 Ways to Experience Diversity, if you have a LOT of leisure time. One question, did Spike Lee’s agent come up with that?