Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Knights of Columbus Day

In today’s political climate of trying to repeal the 14th Amendment – a clearly anti-immigrant sentiment – the irony of a federal holiday brought about to celebrate immigration is impossible to ignore.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Disturbing Civil War Parallel

We were watching Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary the other day, and I commented that I used to think it was impossible to imagine a civil war in America, but lately it seems more and more plausible.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Twelve A Day?

Sheesh. I can't hardly get through one misleading SWAC Blogger post before another misleading SWAC Blogger post shows up in my reader: Political Correctness Will Kill Us ... Part 8. I can't keep up!

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Are illegal immigrants safe from civil remedial fees?

(This was inspired by a bit of information in a blog post or perhaps a comment I saw somewhere in the Virginia blogosphere recently, but unfortunately I can't find it anymore to give that person credit. Sorry.)

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Immigration Reform Not Quite Dead Yet

Some time ago, I theorized that immigration might be a spark that causes another group of states to try to secede from the Union. Now, with all the continuing uproar over the latest attempt at immigration reform, I'm starting to wonder if I might have been onto something. Republicans here in Virginia are seriously ticked off at politicians in Washington for even hinting at thinking about talking about "comprehensive" immigration reform again.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Turning Them Loose In Herndon

Am I the only one that wonders about the wisdom of shutting down that Herndon Day Labor Center where (supposedly) illegal immigrants hang out? I mean, I would think it'd be better to keep the lawless Mexicans out in the open where you could see them, as opposed to wandering around the neighborhood with no money and no job looking for houses burglarize. ('Cause Mexicans are criminals, ya know.) Not to mention losing the ability to keep tabs on all the people that hire the lawless Mexicans. I think Herndon's lost the forest for the trees. (Trees = cheap political points.)

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Bolling's Op-Ed On Immigration

Much of Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling's recent op-ed on immigration makes sense. There's a couple of things I disagree with, though.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Immigration Frenzy

I'm late on this, but I guess the big national story is the dreaded immigration bill living to fight yet another day. Here in Virginia, where the conservative blogosphere has been pleading on a daily basis for people to call their senators and oppose the bill, the initial response seems to be stunned disbelief. (Both Virginia senators voted for cloture the other day.)

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Redefining Amnesty Again

Words are funny, especially in politics. They rarely mean what Webster intended them to mean. For example, to Republicans, a "timetable" is an un-American, troop-hating, defeatist surrender plan. A "benchmark," however, is a sensible measure of progress. Just the other day, I saw a new one (to me) in the Republican debate: "Enhanced interrogation techniques," which I learned was most definitely not "torture."

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Friday, January 5, 2007

The Goode Position

Virgil Goode and his supporters apparently want to keep the immigration debate on the front burner. So let's take a peek at it.

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Missing Egyptians Caught... In Richmond??

Nice. They caught all of the 11 missing Egyptian students: All Missing Egyptian Students in Custody. I'm glad they caught up with the last two, but, erm, what were they doing in Richmond? That's a little too close for comfort. Not that I'm making the completely baseless assumption that they were potential terrorists or anything. Okay, well, maybe I am. But you have to wonder why someone would apply for a student visa if they didn't have any intention of going to school. I guess that's the easiest way to re-locate to America. If these youngsters were trying to start a new life here, it would be pretty ironic, because it sort of contradicts all of the nice things I heard about Egypt recently in a radio commercial to lure tourists to that country.

Friday, August 11, 2006

May Day Survived

If you're rabidly opposed to any form of immigration, and are looking for ways to hastily generalize the actions of a few individuals to encompass all 12 million illegal immigrants, you will undoubtedly want to visit Michelle Malkin's blog to gather ammunition for your logically fallacious argument: The Day To Hate Republicans and Borders? What Borders? and The Pictures You Won't See.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Malkin On O\\'Reilly

Another one I didn't get around to posting yesterday.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Malkin Goes To 7-11

More ignorant anti-immigrant propaganda from Malkin: Michelle Malkin: 9/11, the Pentagon, and our borders. She thoughtfully discusses (ie. rants about) how some of the 9/11 hijackers got fake credentials at an illegal alien "day-labor" hangout in a 7-11 parking lot. (You have to wade through three paragraphs of sappy patriotic melodrama first though.)

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Minutemen Being Watched

By Thomas Krehbiel

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