Thursday, May 31, 2007

God, Country and the War on Furriners

This would be funny if it was satire and not true.

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

If Sen. Hillary Clinton had unveiled a plan to deport the millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States, Susan Woodall would have been even happier about having driven 90 minutes from Pahrump to Las Vegas to attend an appearance Wednesday by the Democratic presidential candidate.

Susan Jones-Davis, who drove her cousin Woodall to Las Vegas from Pahrump, appreciated Clinton's desire to end the war in Iraq.

One of her sons has already served in Iraq. Another is slated to go Monday.

They'd like to end the war but only if we can get rid of Mexicans at the same time. Our kids are dying but we mustn't lose focus of our mission which is to rid our world of little foreign born brown people.

Is it any wonder that the US has only granted refuge to 69 Iraqis in the last 7 months while thousands have been admitted to Syria, Jordan, Iran, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden and a host of other countries?

Good to know where Americans priorities are.

Hat tip: Las Vegas Gleaner


TomCat said...

Bill O'Lielly is spouting that America is in danger of losing it's White Christian Majority. :-(

Not Your Mama said...

It's all part of my e-vile master plan. Next I'm going to go stand on the border and hand out a complementary Tinky-Winky doll and a bottle of Perrier to every person who crosses over. If they try to stop me I'll fly over Juarez dropping maps to Bill O's residence.

You're DOOMED Bill, doomed I tell you.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

God post, but I thought the headline said "Furriers" at first and I couldn't figure out where the stuff about PETA was.

RJ Adams said...

I, too, had that problem, OP. Once I'd read the piece I realized my mistake. Yes, Mama, America runs on cock-eyed priorities, fueled by CNN and Fox News presenters ready to whip up any minor frenzy to maintain "the ratings".
Who, I wonder, are the idiots who comprise "the ratings"? Clearly, Ms Susan Jones-Davis is an obvious candidate. Cousin Woodall is certainly Tammy Wynette's greatest fan.

pekka said...

Yesterday, for what ever reason, I finally picked up my old but good Atlas and decided to find out Pahrump's exact location in Nevada. Found it! Previously, quite some time earlier, I also visited the city's official website and decided that some of those cowboys pictured there would be more than capable to kick my bony ass all the way to near by Death Valley.

I find it so incredible that a woman with your political and philosophical bent survives there. Do you, Mama mia, freely express your opinions to the natives there or are you some sort of a sanitized version of yourself outside your home? Perhaps it's just that I am a victim of wrong, preconcieved notions and stero types?

I also wonder how one pronounces Pahrump? Until I will be otherwise notified, I keep sounding it like a short drummer's tremolo after one-liner by standup comedian. "Take my wife for instance... please"! PAHRUMP!!!

Not Your Mama said...

That's exactly how it sounds. Derived from a Shoshone word meaning roughly "water from rock" because there used to be springs here.

I'm a hermit, I don't talk to anyone here. I gave up on the whole "get to know people" idea after the first few months here.

This is truthfully the rudest place I've ever been in my life. Not saying every single person here is of course but overall, people are just nasty mean. I thought *I* was mean but I've got nothing on these people. I think they eat puppies in their spare time.

TomCat said...

Well, in that case, it's time for a website for a new issue: ;-)

the WIZARD, fkap said...

O.K., I'm in agreement that Susan Jones-Davis is a bit of an overbearing jerk.

And I'm certainly in favor of allowing the immigrants to both remain and work toward full citizenship (the Bush-Kennedy Immigration Bill has my support).

But is there a point where you draw a line in the sand?

Should folks have to dodge bullets, climb fences or dig tunnels to get here? Or do we just open the doors?

And, if they do manage to climb the fences, hike the back roads or sneak in with the coyotes, do they deserve a free pass to stay forever? Is the path to citizenship supposed to be like an episode of Fear Factor?

And, by the way, what of the people fleeing from Venezuela? Mexico will stop them cold at their southern border. Venezuelans will be arrested, jailed and deported by Mexico. They will never get an opportunity to cross the United States border.

I don't pretend to have the answers. These are sort of rhetorical questions. You need not answer. I'm just thinking out loud.

the Wizard.........

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Speaking of glorious Pahrump, why are you there if that isn't prying too much.

If it is, just slap my typing finger.

cls said...

This is truthfully the rudest place I've ever been in my life.

And getting ruder. How else to explain the "I don't care how they did it in California" bumperstickers. I cringe every time I see one, and I'm seeing more and more of them all the time. Nice way to welcome folks, ya know?

Not Your Mama said...

I married one of the mean natives.
We snack on puppies ;).

No, seriously, his work is in Las Vegas which is in many ways more ridiculous than here so for the moment anyway....

Not Your Mama said...

Hey CLS, you're a transplant here too aren't you?

pekka said...

Heh, heh, Las Vegas sure went right over my head in around... must have been...holy smokes, 1978! I drove with then my new and now my ex wife from LA to Vegas in the heat that this rain-deer-herder had never experienced before. If you don't dig gambling, can't eat more than six gigantic steaks a day, don't like passing out by over consuming booze and don't consider Wayne Newton as a worthwhile entertainment, you are out of luck. I was out of luck but the honey buddy loved it. I can see why they built the city/casinos in the middle of the hottest desert. They wanted to make sure that the suck...customers wouldn't find anything else to do than lose their money in the casinos. Brilliant business plan!

God, I wish you would one day write an essay about the life in the Dumpopahrum!

United We Lay said...

It's hard to grant refuge to a people with whom you are currently at war. With the records system in Iraq destroyed, background checks are nearly impossible. Unfortunately, it's just the safe thing to do.

pekka said...

How strange, all I have heard is that the U.S. has no ax to grind with the people of Iraq but the bad boys of the al Quaeda.

notyourson said...

We here in amerika feel that what we're doing in iraq (that is if you believe dubya) is the right thing. I dont see how ousting the baath party leader and sending an entire nation into a religious civil war is "just" in any fashion. I could continue for a long while on why i personally disagree with the way the war has been handled or why it was started, but that's not my point.

As you said, we crippled a nation but stand firm in our xenophobia of terrorists and dont admit the refugees of that nation to enter our country, so they have to escape elsewhere. I equate our current government/war ideologies to a nosey playground bully who doesnt like it when other people do things their own way. More and more it seems to me that our country is literally trying to canvas the planet with it's ideologies.

I agree that something needs to be done about immigration, but we really need to consider that our countries stance on our illegal immigrants is, in my opinion, hypocritical considering what we're doing over there in the sandbox we're bullying people around in.

Vigilante said...

My short answer on the complex issue of immigration reform is that it is a distraction from Iraq-Nam. I have my well-developed position, which I have published in the past but which I don't push in the present. I'm too worried I might reduce the GOP agony over it by saying or doing anything.

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