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Just Ignore That, It’s Only The Law

Posted by zedpop on 28/06/07

Story (LATimes.com)

Isn’t it good to know that when you get subpoenaed you can just stick out your tongue, put your hand, fanned out and go “narnie-narnie-narnie”? So next time you get summoned for say, a federal crime you can just not turn up, tell them that you’re taking your ball and going home?

What do you mean I can’t do that? Surely if one man can do it, so can I? Sure the president’s a powerful man but even he isn’t above the law is he? is he? Oh fuck, he is, isn’t he? He’s already proven that he can twist the truth and he’s already proven that he can never be accountable for anything that goes wrong.

Surely Americans can’t be that blind – let me break it down for you:
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Immigints Tikin Yer Jerbs

Posted by zedpop on 13/06/07

Story (Via LATimes)

 

Well here’s an unsurprise, once again all the yelling and screaming from the righteous right on immigration is more hot air. These scare-tactics masters from such maneuvers as TERRORIST! and ANTHRAX! (TERRORST! II) are now lumping in with the all new horror film of TAKING OUR JERRRRRRRRRBS!

Jerbs With most common-sense people figuring out that Iraq ≠ Afghanistan and Saddam ≠ Osama, they are also realizing that Bush & Co have pulled a fast one on them since pretty much day one. Running out of the the same trick, the new candidates for Overlord have had to make something else up that’s just as frightening. Immigrants.

Republican (read: Right-Wing) candidates for election in 2008 are almost singing in tune when it comes to no amnesty and forced deportation and the smack down on anyone who even thinks about Immigrating to “the greatest country on earth”. Well, that might be overkill on the forced deportation but it almost feels that some of the candidates are alluding to it. (Hi, Tom Tancredo!)

In fact, if you ask most thinking people, Illegal Immigration is a much smaller blip on their political radar than say, oh i don’t know the little Tête-à-Tête we’ve got going in Iraq. Must we tromp over these grounds again? Legal Immigration is red tape city, very expensive and highly invasive the system that’s in place for legal immigrants does not work. Full stop. This could well be one of the main issues that is causing Illegal Immigrants.

Well, that – and complete ignorance of the climates in the countries that mainly immigrate illegally. You know, the important things that ordinary people like to ignore in favour of fuel prices.

Giving these matters, serious, logical and honest thought, time and money is what is needed, not scare-politics.

Like every country, America needs Immigrants.

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