Wednesday, August 15, 2007

fucking cheney provokes a rant about immigration

they're all to blame, those damned republicans!
there's a wonderful blog i read, the aristocrats, and today,
one of the four contributors wrote a very thought-provoking piece
about our illustrious vice-president, shown above.
i started to write a response, but then realized i just couldn't do it.
i just couldn't post my opinion
AND still respect and not violate a commenter's
unspoken and unwritten obligation to maintain
a reasonable amount of brevity.
but if it's one's own blog,
well, hell, talk on, dude!
so, this is what i started to say in response to mark's post:
. . .
i know should feel better than i do right now,
since this piece was really very funny,
and well conceived and executed,
but i feel nauseous, and i need to take a long, hot shower.
and i need a strong drink.
. . .
it's really frightening, living here in iowa,
and having these idiot republican candidates
roaming around like flies on shit,
tap-dancing over and around the bush administration policies,
saying "i'm like that" and "i'm not like that"
and listening to these stupid iowa republicans saying,
"you know, i'd never even heard of [fill in the blank}
before i came to mcdonald's for coffee this morning,
but i heard what he had to say about [well, let's say immigration],
and i agree with him.
by god, we DO need to build a fence-
-i say 30 feet high wouldn't be too high."
. . .
the truth is that here in iowa, we DO have a lot of immigrants,
some of them no doubt illegals, and we have FOR YEARS!
seasonal vegetable growers [truck farmers] have for my entire life relied upon these [typically mexican] workers to get the crops out of the fields. it is HARD, back-breaking work, and there has never been a tradition of locals [read: white folks]lining up to do this work.
in fact, many of the larger employers have long had permanent housing available for the workers when the buses would pull into town. entire families often would travel together, work together, and live together during their stay in iowa, before moving on to their next destination.
and more recently, the hispanic population has moved into the slaughter houses in central iowa. in northern iowa, and southern minnesota, south asians also work the slaughter houses and packing plants.
but for some reason, the good, simple folks of iowa have their bloomers in bunches over the need to get rid of these damned illegals, because they're taking our jobs. they're not paying taxes.
yeah, bullshit.
they're not paying taxes just like we bicyclists aren't paying taxes.
and is they ARE getting paid cash, um, how many of you good, simple iowa folks like to pay cash for labor done?
and just who would mow your too large lawns?
and who would lay asphalt, pour concrete, reshingle your roof?
you guys bitch about this and that, they're taking jobs, crowding our schools, wanting health care.
well, what about your fine, lily-white sons and daughters?
what are they doing to fill the jobs that might otherwise go unfilled or taken by those damned illegals?
did you suggest that little suzie or young biff might want to work at firestone, or tyson, instead of getting that internship at, where, the mall?
you know, for wanting to reduce government, and cut taxes, and get government off our backs,
those crafty--no, i think i decided they're evil--right wingers sure have a knack for running up huge budget deficits!
i wonder why pete has never tried to explain THAT apparent paradox?
and he says that al sharpton and jesse jackson are harmful.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

if clinton had done his job right when he had the chance we wouldn't be in the war in iraq right now. instead of creating new uses for a cigar, clinton could've had osama aprehended before the 911 attacks, thats part of the reason for the republican deficit

the mostly reverend said...

which part is that?
the part created by tax cuts?
the part created by prohibiting negotiating prices for medications covered by medicare?
which part of the republican deficit are you talking about, anonymous?

bryan said...

If Clinton had done his job right? How about these words:

"Mission Accomplished"

What mission was that, and what was accomplished? As far as I can tell, nothing has been accomplished, other than screwing up schools, killing servicemen and polarizing the country. What a great mission.

Bart said...

When will the uniformed understand that this goes way back in the time machine to the fucking christian crusades. Muslims don't forget and neither would we if someone invaded our country and tried to make us practice another religion. Gee is there a theme here? 99.9% of organized religion sucks and if there is a god this is not what was intended.

Nearer to our time frame you've got the US and Brits helping to set up Israel and for what, fucking oil. Iran and the Shaw, more oil. Saudi Arabia and more oil. Sadam and Iraq in the early '80's for more oil and a foothold in the Middle East. The '90's are a blur, especially with all the US meddling in South American and Africa. Then the latest even in Iraq for more oil and military bases in the Middle East. For the sake of interest we now have bases in former soviet republics. Let's stir up the pot more and established bases in areas that we've pissed of the public beyond belief.