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Yea…no. I think I’m done.
I have no issues with the Bush family. None. I happen to admire them all, each for their accomplishments in office, and out of it. And more so their wives for being so strong. That’s not to say I haven’t disagreed with some of their policies. But I’m getting a very, very bad vibe from former governor Jeb Bush. A while back he was really shooting down any idea of him running for Prez. Now? He is embracing amnesty.
I’m going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their family’s dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact.
So, the dad leaves the family to make money here, and send it back, but instead the family follows because they want the family to be intact? I can understand that. My dad came to Texas and we waited a year before moving, so that he was settled in his new job and could afford housing for us. But the Dollar goes just as far in Puerto Rico as it does here (or did then). My issue is, the American Dollar goes waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay father in Mexico than it does here. So you would give that gravy train up for getting peanuts here instead? Sounds to me like our welfare system is far more generous than Mexico’s.
And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. it’s kind of — it’s a — it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.
First time you enter illegally into the US is a misdemeanor, but the second and any subsequent entries is a FELONY. And to call it an act of love? I know several Mexicans that are STILL waiting for their legal entry into the US. They show respect for our rule of law and get shafted for it. Tell them how loving it is for the illegal to cut in line.
I honestly think that’s a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t be — it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families. And the idea that we’re not going to fix this but with with comprehensive reform ends up trapping these people, when they could make a great contribution for their own their families but also for us.
So, they are here to do the jobs Americans won’t do? Really?
So I think we need to get beyond the harsh political rhetoric to a better place. The great number of people who come to this country come because they have no opportunities in other places. They may love their country, but they come here because they want to provide for their families. And they can make a contribution to our country if we actually organized ourselves in a better way.
I’ll grant you that we are seen as the Land of Opportunity, but you fail to see why we are seen that way now. In a word, WELFARE. It used to be people came here to build a better life for themselves and their family. I am proof of it. But when I see an “immigrant” in the check-out line buying food I can’t afford and paying with an EBT card, or when I see an “immigrant” buying cartloads of food with an EBT card because “it’s about to expire so I’m selling it so I can get money*”, or when I see an “immigrant” walking out of WIC, I get a bit upset. Because so far as I see, they haven’t contributed anything to my society, except the ability to milk it.
*She told me this in Spanish. And when I asked her if she felt bad, she told me no, because it was free money from the government.
Look at that. It’s Friday and time for the Open Thread.
Today’s OT deals with entitlement. Specifically, that young woman who felt the need to sue her parents after storming out of her home in a huff.
I’m not a fan, as you can tell. I read an interview with her father, a former police chief, who claimed he was a very liberal parent, and only wished HIS parents had been so lenient.
Hey, Chief Barbrady, that is WHY your spawn felt the want to sue your ass.
I don’t care about this family at all. They all deserve each other. As far as I’m concerned, the parents should pay for her shit as punishment for raising such a princess, and in return, she should be forced to go to a public school in Trenton and state college.
What fitting punishment would you give them??
Because someone has to do it.
Now that I have scared you shitless from the interwebnets, go enjoy the day.
AFTER you scrub your retinas with Drano™
It never ends. It’s Spring Break here and I have not had a moment’s peace, until Nomstress showed up yesterday. And no, I still can’t drink, so she got my share. Anyway, this week has given me its share of irritation. First, I had some people on the social-site-with-faces ask ME why in the world I would ever NEED a gun.
No, I am not kidding.
I was patient, and explained that I was fighting for a RIGHT, not a NEED. It didn’t register at all. So, I moved on from that, only to be informed by the
libtardic colostomy bag “friend” that it was nice that I “had seen the light” about guns being evil. This is where I politely informed him that it was time he “saw the light” and put down the fork that was making him rotund. BAM!! Entire conversation deleted.
Second, I had a friend complain that the new Pope was “too Catholic”. This is truly baffling. In her world view, since this is a world church, the Pope should be voted on by people of all faiths. Excuse me, but what part of ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH do you not understand? I asked her if I should be able to vote on the coming Caliphate, or perhaps on the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama. She informed me that that was different, because since I am not of those races, I should not have an opinion. After informing her that Islam is not a race, nor is Tibetan, she was at a loss to refute, resorting to the trope of “conservatives are racist”. I told her that my Puerto Rican heritage was offended. BAM!! Conversation deleted.
These are people with graduate degrees, and proof that higher education, and public education at large, does not educate. Sadly, I think we are past the point of educating the current generations. I can only hope that my children’s generation will make up for that lack.
A few months back, Eldest came to me for help on
a Language Arts an English assignment. First of all, I was THRILLED that she asked for my help. Second of all, I was flattered that she felt I would be knowledgeable enough.
Well, y’all know how kids are.
Anyway, she had to “interpret and analyze” a poem by Robert Frost, called Mowing. Now, I remember the poem from my 9th grade English class. It’s a nice poem, light and easy to follow. But what disturbed me was the teacher’s topic of discussion. She wanted the kids to analyze the sexual innuendos. At first I thought I misunderstood. But no….. the teacher wanted the students to explain how Frost was essentially writing about sex.
In a poem about a laborer cutting tall grass to make hay.
And y’all maybe wondering what I did.
Well, I told Eldest the poem was about the satisfaction of hard work, that sex had NOTHING to do with it, that that was something that Language Arts teachers began to push back in the early 1990′s, and that Robert Frost himself said the poem was about MOWING GRASS WITH A SCYTHE. Further, I told her that if the teacher had a problem with it, she could call me. She never called, and Eldest got an “A” on her paper.
Sometimes the curtains are fucking blue, but according to public education, the curtains are aliens with grape jelly golfing in a fishtank.
And people wonder why we have dumber kids now.
And so it begins. Our esteamed (yes, I misspelled that on purpose, and it hurt) Secretary of State John “Effing” Kerry is now in Europe, trying to soothe ruffled feathers or something. Just their feathers, though. Not ours.
“People have sometimes wondered about why our Supreme Court allows one group or another to march in a parade even though it’s the most provocative thing in the world and they carry signs that are an insult to one group or another,” he added.
“The reason is, that’s freedom, freedom of speech. In American you have a right to be stupid -- if you want to be,” he said, prompting laughter. “And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.
“And we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that. Now, I think that’s a virtue. I think that’s something worth fighting for,” he added. “The important thing is to have the tolerance to say, you know, you can have a different point of view.”
Yes, he did say “In American”. Now, coming from anyone else, I wouldn’t be bothered. He’s right: you do have a right to be stupid. But this is the same guy who said, “You know, education -- if you make the most of it -- you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq,” which implied that if you’re not educated, you go into the military. And as y’all know, HE SERVED IN VIETNAM!!!ELEVENTY111!!!! He defends the right to be stupid, because without the stupid vote, we wouldn’t have Obama, or him as Sec State.
If he is out to make Prez Obama look good, he is not doing a good job of it.
Is that even a word? Well, I don’t care. It fits this guy to a “T”.
The thing missing from the debate so far is anger — anger that we live in a society where something like the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre can happen and our main concern is not offending the NRA’s sensibilities.
Since when do the liberals even bother NOT offending? Every single time a criminal uses a gun against a victim, the first thing liberals do is call the NRA a bunch of names and demand that guns be taken away. And this guy does NOT disappoint.
Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.
Hey, Skippy, the whole amendment is about guns. I know it’s my second language, but what part of A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed don’t you understand? Without our ability to keep and bear arms, we can’t be a militia that can protect the free state. And I bet Skippy thinks that voting should be a right, and not a privilege.
The stoopid doesn’t end there. He’s just getting warmed up.
Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
The NRA is worse than CAIR, according to this dupe. Oh, and guess what, Skippy? The Communist Party is very legal. Ever hear of the CPUSA? The COMMUNIST PARTY USA?? Cold, dead hands works double for me, especially if YOU come for them, you pantywaist.
But the pièce de resistance? The advocation of death against those who disagree with him.
Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
It’s his way, or dragged until dead. Last I checked, a death threat against a public official is a felony. But since he’s a liberal, he is protected by free speech, the right that is ironically protected by the amendment he wants abolished.
So, to sum up, Skippy wants to do away with your right to own and carry a gun, approves of torture and murder, and wishes to criminalize a civil rights organization that works to protect that right. Because for Skippy, Utopia is just a few fascist steps away.
I’m all about free speech, and his right to write whatever op-ed he wants. I quite like that he exposed himself for the idiotic fascist that he is. Makes it easier to keep an eye on the moron. I just hope he is enjoying the backlash he caused. I sure am!
In the “Who Else Saw This Coming” file, Charlie Crist registers as a Democrat.
Crist — Florida’s former Republican governor who relished the tough-on-crime nickname “Chain Gang Charlie” and used to describe himself variously as a “Ronald Reagan Republican” and a “Jeb Bush Republican” — on Friday evening signed papers changing his party from independent to Democrat.
He did so during a Christmas reception at the White House, where President Barack Obama greeted the news with a fist bump for the man who had a higher profile campaigning for Obama’s re-election this year than any Florida Democrat.
Frankly, his new nickname should be The Chameleon. Seems to me he changes with whatever is the “in thing” at the moment.
Charlie and Carole Crist had a tour of the White House on Thursday and ran into Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president. He mentioned that he was thinking of signing papers to become a Democrat the next night at a White House reception.
“She said, ‘You’re always welcome in my party. I think it’s a great idea,’ ” recounted Crist.
I would take that recounted statement with a grain of salt, but for the fact that Jarrett really thinks the Democratic Party belongs to her.
One thing’s for sure: tanning salons in Florida may suffer the tax, but Charlie more than makes up for that.
I remember back in September of last year, when Hubby came home for R&R, we went to have lunch at Olive Garden. I had noticed a few changes to their kids menu and enquired about it. The waitress seemed oblivious to it, but I found out later that the restaurant chain and its owner, Darden Restaurants, made the changes in response to pressure from the “Let’s Move!” campaign First Lady Michelle Obama sponsors.
Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity, and has challenged restaurants to offer more healthful menu items. So far, establishments such as McDonald’s, IHOP and Burger King have jumped on board, pledging to include better options such as fruit.
In July, McDonald’s said it would alter its Happy Meals, cutting back on French fries and adding apples. The company also plans to reduce calories, saturated fats, added sugar and sodium on its menu. Other restaurant chains, such as Romano’s Macaroni Grill and the Cheesecake Factory, have also added more healthful items to their menus. Who said peer pressure was a bad thing?
Frankly, I was rather appalled. It isn’t the job of government to dictate what you can and cannot eat, though they damn well do it. But it is a private corporation and they have the right to do as they please with their menus, as well as the right to cave in to pressure. And before y’all go criticizing me for wanting fat foods, that’s not my point. I prefer to eat the fruit options rather than the french fries. My point is that the company is willing to tune out the will of their customers in favor of the will of the administration, thinking special favors like this may save them from other follies coming their way.
Well, guess what? It didn’t do shinola.
Orlando-based Darden Restaurants is testing cuts to workers’ hours in an effort to keep down costs of the health-care reform act, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Darden (NYSE: DRI) told the Sentinel the tests would take place at “a select number” of its restaurants in four markets, including Central Florida.
The goal is to keep employees at 28 hours a week at the designated test restaurants.
They thought raising the minimum wage was the answer? How’s that working out when you DON’T GET THE HOURS TO COMPENSATE?? And if you aren’t a full-time employee, YOU become responsible for paying for the new and improved HEALTHCARE!!
But hey, you always have the Race Card™ to max out.
You know, one day I will learn to NOT be surprised where Hollywood is concerned. I have a feeling that day is not in my immediate future.
John Cusack Developing Rush Limbaugh Biopic
No, I’m not making this up. Ultra-liberal making a movie about an ultra-conservative. And you just know how that will turn out.
The project, as first reported by the AP, has a working title of Rush and is being produced by Cusack’s own production company, New Crime Productions.
A shooting script is nearing completion, with the liberal Cusack, 46, set to step into the unlikely role of the 61-year-old conservative firebrand.
I can see the resemblance.
I’m hoping the ghost of Stan Winston will be guiding the make-up crew.
I think I know why the interest in a Limbaugh movie now, though.
Limbaugh has fanned the flames of controversy throughout his three-decade career, none more so than in February, when he called Georgetown University Law Center student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating for insurance coverage of contraceptives. The comments resulted in widespread outrage and led to 45 companies pulling their ads from his syndicated program, The Rush Limbaugh Show.
He said she behaved like a slut and a prostitute. And by definition, he was being kind. Oh, and he lost 45 companies, but ended up having to fight off hundreds more wanting the contracts for ads on his show.
I can’t wait to hear what Limbaugh says about this. That will be epic