Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Illegal immigration has once again made the news. Rush has repeatedly warned Republicans to get ahead of this issue or the Democrats might attempt to grab it for themselves. In the past week Govs. Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona, both Dems, have come out with a "get tough" policy on the issue and the media is fawning all over them; were they Republicans they would both be called racists and worse.
Let's have a look at just who's racist.
Remember earlier this year Mexican President Vicente Fox, an advocate of continued "migration" of his citizens through an open U.S. border, stated that Mexicans "are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States". He was rightly criticized for this comment.
Baldilocks in May posted a thread which explores the issue of Mexican racism. She wrote, "By the way, President Fox wants his country’s 'inferiors,' that is, those Mexicans of more Indian heritage, to migrate to this country. Why do you think his government encourages illegal emigration? Better than what many other leaders have done with their “inferiors,” don’t you think?"
So rather than deal with their Indian citizens as equal members of their society, the Mexican government would rather they just left. I can't really blame the illegals for wanting out; if I were in their shoes I would want to get out of Dodge myself. Unfortunately, Mexico's racial and economic problems should not become Americans' problems too.
And apparently they don't much care for their black population either; read
Mexico is not a U.S. ally; it is not a trading partner. Mexico's actions over the years have earned it runner up status as a rogue nation! And if illegal immigration alone isn't reason enough for troops on the border, perhaps the utter lawlessness of places like
Nuevo Laredo is. Or Mexican military incursions onto American soil. I mean their troops in the U.S. Sometimes they shoot. Can you say "act of war"? Just in case I didn't get my point across, their troops came into our country.
These are not the actions of a good neighbor. Once is a mistake, or overzealous troops; this frequently and it's policy.
They'd be singing a different tune out the other side of their mouth in Mexico City if Americans suddenly stopped vacationing in Can Cun, Cozumel, Cabo, Acapulco, or anywhere else. Or if we could shut off the cash pipeline from the Mexican "diaspora". It'd be nice if all those U.S. dollars dried up. Won't happen though.

32 Vignettes:

At 8:09 p.m., August 17, 2005, Anonymous JannyMae vignetted...

Wow! Never thought I'd be here, making a serious comment!

Something needs to be done about this issue. They've been ignoring it long enough. Clinton did nothing, and now Bush is doing very little.

I'm disgusted with the governor of my great state of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, who is talking out of two sides of her mouth. She refuses to enforce Proposition 200, she has vetoed around 50 bills the state legislature has placed before her, and now she's declaring there is a crisis? I can't help but wonder if it isn't related to the recent announcement of Goldwater's nephew, that he's running for governor. See here:

At 11:51 p.m., August 17, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

Hooey! Great post...Feels like some kind of parallel dimension...something intelligent coming from this blog...I think I need therapy. Good to see you blog, keep at it man...I'm too tired to make a comment even close to as great as Jannymae's, so I'm just going to save myself the humiliation.


I can tell you wrote it in wordpad huh? The enter key is a tricky SOB in wordpad...:-P, and always bunches things up. Double tab the enter button man, she'll fix it right up.

At 12:26 a.m., August 18, 2005, Blogger Kajun vignetted...

Another reason the Fox wants to keep things moving del Norte is bacause he has a constant flow of Central Americans pouring into his Country from del Sur. He needs to be able to move them right on through Mexico into the US.

PS: like your green colored links!

At 8:24 a.m., August 18, 2005, Blogger camojack vignetted...

I've said it before, right on this blog in fact (back in April, I think)...let's take the rest of Mexico; we can root out the corruption that makes the people want to leave. There's enough money to go around down there, but so much corruption that skims it off, there isn't much left. All the officials with their beachfront villas. El Presidénte Fox is probably just like them...

At 10:11 a.m., August 18, 2005, Blogger hooey vignetted...

I agree, Camo. Let's take the rest. With recent polls showing that more than half of Mexicans would rather be in the U.S.A., it makes sense to bring the U.S.A. to them. Besides, with so many incursions of Mexican forces into U.S. soil it would appear that Mexico wants to fight. Let's show them what happens to those who aren't careful what they wish for and fight them.
When Vicente Fox (The first Mexican president since the 1920s who was not from the Institutional Revolutionary Party) was elected, I had high hopes for some improvement down there. Unfortunately it was, to quote The Who, "Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss".

At 10:27 a.m., August 18, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

Can you imagine, putting troops on the border? Vicente would be scared out of his stupid mustache and sombrero. Then there would be outrage from the liberals, then acceptance (like hell), then hopefully some kind of strike on the Mexican capitol-back payment.

At 6:05 p.m., August 18, 2005, Anonymous JannyMae vignetted...

Apparently, today was not a good day for Governor Napolitano:

Excuse me, but how the hell is it putting a, "hardship," on voters, to ask them to produce an I.D. to prove who they are? Who doesn't have an I.D.? People who aren't entitled to vote, perhaps? I rest my case!

At 6:17 p.m., August 18, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

I'm 15...I have 3 years until I can vote...and I have two pieces of photo ID, a social security card, ATM cards and the like, all in my wallet. Kind of funny that it's a problem for most...

At 7:45 p.m., August 18, 2005, Blogger Kajun vignetted...

Anyone who thinks an ad should be that long, never sold anything on the 'net.


No photo ID? You don't vote in Louisiana! Not even for Dogcatcher.
(even though we all know each other).

It's been that way for many years, with no complaints.

At 5:24 p.m., August 19, 2005, Anonymous momto20 vignetted...

Why Bush Can't Answer Cindy

Thursday 18 August 2005

Cindy Sheehan is still waiting for Bush to answer her question: What noble cause did my son die for? Her protest started as a small gathering 13 days ago. It has mushroomed into a demonstration of hundreds in Crawford and tens of thousands more at 1,627 solidarity vigils throughout the country.

Why didn't Bush simply invite Cindy in for tea when she arrived in Crawford? In a brief, personal meeting with Cindy, Bush could have defused a situation that has become a profound embarrassment for him, and could derail his political agenda.

Bush didn't talk with Cindy because he can't answer her question. There is no answer to Cindy's question. There is no noble cause that Cindy's son died fighting for. And Bush knows it.

The goals of this war are not hard to find. They were laid out in Paul Wolfowitz's Defense Policy Guidance in 1992, and again in the neoconservative manifesto - The Project for a New American Century's Rebuilding America's Defenses - in September 2000.

Long before 9/11, the neocons proclaimed that the United States should exercise its role as the world's only superpower by ensuring access to the massive Middle East petroleum reserves. To accomplish this goal, the US would need to invade Iraq and establish permanent military bases there.

If Bush were to give an honest answer to Cindy Sheehan's question, it would be that her son died to help his country spread US hegemony throughout the Middle East.

But that answer, while true, does not sound very noble. It would not satisfy Cindy Sheehan, nor would it satisfy the vast majority of the American people. So, for the past several years, Bush and his minions have concocted an ever-changing story line.

First, it was weapons-of-mass-destruction and the mushroom cloud. In spite of the weapons inspectors' admonitions that Iraq had no such weapons, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, and Bolton lied about chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Bush even included the smoking gun claim in his state of the union address: that Iraq sought to purchase uranium from Niger. It was a lie, because people like Ambassador Joe Wilson, who traveled to Niger to investigate the allegation, had reported back to Cheney that it never happened.

The Security Council didn't think Iraq was a threat to international peace and security. In spite of Bush's badgering and threats, the Council held firm and refused to sanction a war on Iraq. The UN weapons inspectors asked for more time to conduct their inspections. But Bush was impatient.

He thumbed his nose at the United Nations and invaded anyway. After the "coalition forces" took over Iraq, they combed the country for the prohibited weapons. But they were nowhere to be found.

Faced with the need to explain to the American people why our sons and daughters were dying in Iraq, Bush changed the subject to saving the Iraqis from Saddam's torture chambers.

Then the grotesque photographs emerged from Abu Ghraib prison outside of Baghdad. They contained images of US military personnel torturing Iraqis. Bush stopped talking about Saddam's torture.

Most recently, Bush's excuse has been "bringing democracy to the Iraqi people." On June 28, 2004, he ceremoniously hailed the "transfer of sovereignty" back to the Iraqi people. (See Giving Iraqis What is Rightly Theirs). Yet 138,000 US troops remained in Iraq to protect US "interests."

And Iraq's economy is still controlled by laws put in place before the "transfer of sovereignty." The US maintains a stranglehold on foreign access to Iraqi oil, private ownership of Iraq's resources, and control over the reconstruction of this decimated country.

For months, Bush hyped the August 15, 2005 deadline for Iraqis to agree on a new constitution. But as the deadline came and went, the contradictions between the Shias, Sunnis and Kurds over federalism came into sharp focus. The Bush administration admitted that "we will have some form of Islamic republic," according to Sunday's Washington Post.

So much for Bush's promise of a democratic Iraq.

The constitutional negotiations are far removed from the lives of most Iraqis. When journalist Robert Fisk asked an Iraqi friend about the constitution, he replied, "Sure, it's important. But my family lives in fear of kidnapping, I'm too afraid to tell my father I work for journalists, and we only have one hour in six of electricity and we can't even keep our food from going bad in the fridge. Federalism? You can't eat federalism and you can't use it to fuel your car and it doesn't make my fridge work."

Fisk reports that 1,100 civilian bodies were brought into the Baghdad morgue in July. The medical journal The Lancet concluded in October 2004 that at least 100,000 Iraqi civilians had died in the first 18 months after Bush invaded Iraq.

Unfortunately, the picture in Iraq is not a pretty one.

Bush knows that if he talked to Cindy Sheehan, she would demand that he withdraw from Iraq now.

But Bush has no intention of ever pulling out of Iraq. The US is building the largest CIA station in the world in Baghdad. And Halliburton is busily constructing 14 permanent US military bases in Iraq.

George Bush knows that he cannot answer Cindy Sheehan's question. There is no noble cause for his war on Iraq.

At 1:43 a.m., August 20, 2005, Blogger Kajun vignetted...

"Long before 9/11, the neocons proclaimed that the United States should exercise its role as the world's only superpower by ensuring access to the massive Middle East petroleum reserves." MT20

Prove it, or hush yo mouth.

At 12:59 p.m., August 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

Hint: see previous paragraph above.
Research PNAC. Or hush yo mouth.

At 2:00 p.m., August 20, 2005, Blogger Gary vignetted...

Fantastic blog and thanks for the great links too. I'm new out here and havin fun.

Watching from the kinder, gentler (so far) northlands,


At 6:07 p.m., August 20, 2005, Blogger Beerme vignetted...

As far as Bill Richardson's attempts to curb the illegal immigration problem go, be aware that last year he trumpeted and signed a bill to provide public moneys for illegal immigrant children for college.

Now, of course, the Dem agenda is to pre-empt the Republicans on immigration reform. Sounds like Bill might be runnin' for some office...

At 9:57 a.m., August 21, 2005, Blogger hooey vignetted...

Right you are, Beerme. The Dems are trying to "hit from the right"-- as Rush warned. But it's all skin deep; there's no sincerity there.

At 11:55 a.m., August 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

Is that 'Rush' who condemned addicts and then turned out to be an addict?

At 11:56 a.m., August 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

GW just OOZES sincerity, doesn't he?

At 2:27 p.m., August 21, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

Is that 'Rush' who condemned addicts and then turned out to be an addict?

It's also the Rush that hands every liberal commentator their ass on a daily basis. It's beautiful indeed.

Even on drugs, Rush is Right.

At 10:11 a.m., August 22, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

Rush is right. You're right. Bush is right. Rumsfeld is right. Nobody has any faults. It's all perfect. Nothing is going wrong. Democrats are all liars and fools. Neocons are perfect. Iraq is going wonderfully. America is on cloud nine. The economy is thriving. Oil prices are not going up. The US has enough troops to invade both N. Korea and Iran and "sort them out". And the US is going to solve all the world's problems -- after it's consumed the lion's share of everyone else's resources. Bravo!!!! (Applause ... applause ... applause ... )

At 11:35 a.m., August 22, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

Why, I almost think that's sarcasm.

You're right none the less.

At 7:49 a.m., August 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

"You're right none the less"

Brainwashed. Idiots and clowns.
Hold the world to ransom while you fill your SUVs.

At 1:05 p.m., August 23, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...


At 4:20 p.m., August 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

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At 8:27 p.m., August 23, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

I know :-p

At 11:42 p.m., August 23, 2005, Blogger Kajun vignetted...


It's not about the gas mileage. It's the fact that they can't see around or over our SUVs while riding "♬in a Yugo♬". Heh, Heh!

At 10:49 a.m., August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

Waahhhhh! Fell off my chair laughing. You should have your own TV show!

At 2:24 p.m., August 24, 2005, Blogger Josh Fahrni vignetted...

He does.

Cooking with Kajun.

At 8:45 a.m., August 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

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At 6:36 p.m., August 25, 2005, Blogger Kajun vignetted...

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A comic he ain't.

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At 8:02 a.m., August 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

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