A Letter to the Mexican President

SB 1070 takes effect at the end of this week.  I believe there may be a riot that might break out in Arizona. Who knows.  On one hand it is sad for the hard working illegals wanting to make a good life here, but on another hand, laws should not be disobeyed.  As honest human beings, we must follow both state and federal laws.

Anyway, someone posted this in the comments of the SB 1070 protest article on Yahoo, which I thought was funny, but I don’t understand #5:

Dear President Calderon,

I’m planning to move my family (my wife is currently pregnant) and extended family into Mexico, and I would like to ask you to assist me. We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws. Please note that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.
3. All Mexican government forms need to also be printed in English.
4. I want my children to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bilingual) teachers.
5. Schools need to include cl—- on American culture and history.
6. I want my kids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.
7. Please plan to feed my kids at school for both breakfast and lunch.
8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services.
9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.
10. In case one of the Mexican police officers do not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.
11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put U.S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.
12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
13. Please tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say a critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

Thank you, I am sure this can be accomplished easily as America has been doing this for many years!

-U.S. Citizen and Taxpayer

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Heartburn

Yahoo News’ front page news this morning has an article about Palin positioning herself for the 2012 presidential run.  And as expected, there was a bunch of idiotic comments from the uniformed.  Gives me heartburn just reading it, so I had to take a break from it.

I truly believe that liberalism is a mental illness.

Why can’t people see through all the crap from politicians?  Especially from the crap that is Obama (who thinks Europe is a country by the way).  He is definitely an empty suit.  He doesn’t even know how to handle the oil spill.  You don’t just let it keep on flowing and wait for BP.  Geez.  You’re supposed to meet with the CEO right away to see what his plans/facts are and verify the crap he is telling us, and cut all the red tape (waive the Jones Act as Bush did for Katrina), so that the Gulf states can protect their waters.  You’re supposed to start cleaning up the waters wherever you can as well even though oil is continuing to spill.  (Palin to Obama: Call me.)

What irks me to no end is that people keep on singing along with Obama and “blaming Bush.”  It was Obama’s appointee that certified the oil rig’s safety ten days before the explosion.  This is the same team who gave BP an award for safety even though BP has a very poor record of safety and this team was headed by a lady appointed by Obama who resigned the moment she was called to Congress to explain herself.

Can you believe it that BP has 760 OSHA fines while Exxon only has 1???  And other oil companies only had single digit violations?  Palin was very strict on government oversight of oil companies that even the Republicans in Alaska almost ran her out of the state and a BP employee even told her team to “go to hell, but first resign.”  And the idiotic haters are saying, “But she wants government to get out of the way.”  What part of wanting LESSER government means NO government?  You put in the regulation where you needed to protect the environment.

Illegal Immigrants Get Better Treatment Than the Elderly or Homeless

There was a report from the Houston Chronicle that was mentioned on KFI’s John & Ken radio show detailing how the federal government wants to make illegal immigrant detention centers more humane.  By “more humane” they meant free continental breakfast, dance classes, art classes, free internet, bingo, etc.

White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, said, “When people come to our custody, we’re detaining them to effect their removal,” Gibson said. “It’s about deportation. It’s not about punishing people for a crime they committed.”

What part of “illegal” isn’t about breaking the law and what part of “breaking the law” shouldn’t warrant punishment?

When I had heard about this, it reminded me of an e-mail I received about how the elderly in nursing homes should go to jail for better treatment and the prisoners should be allowed to suffer in the nursing homes.

Here goes:

Let’s put the seniors in jail, and the criminals in a nursing home.

This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks, they’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental medical treatment, wheel chairs etc. and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education.

Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, P.J.’s and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.

Each senior could have a P.C. a T.V , radio, and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors, to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct, that would be strictly adhered to.

The “criminals” would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room, and pay $5000.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out.

Justice for all.

Hey, maybe the homeless folks hanging in downtown L.A. should hitchhike over to Texas and pretend they’re illegals to get free food, shelter and entertainment.

It’s amazing what our federal tax dollars are going towards.

Thoughts On Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law

SB 1070, Arizona’s illegal immigration bill, has caused a lot of racial tension with the state and boycotts of the state.  It is unfair that innocent people are caught in the political crossfire.  Some Democrats compared the bill to the early days of Nazi Germany when Jews were asked for their papers.  A Jewish organization denounced the claim because there was no comparison in the deportation of illegals who committed a crime vs. the extermination of innocent people from their home turf.

Opponents of the bill (most who didn’t even read the short 17 page bill) say the bill will cause racial profiling.  Supporters of the bill say there is no such thing.  I went and read the bill and found on page 6 and 10 it says:

The attorney general or county attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race, color or national origin.

With this bill, if a cop ever stops you for committing a certain crime or violation,  they can ask you for your immigration status if there is “reasonable” suspicion that you are an illegal alien.  That is the section that causes opponents of the bill to say that this law can be abused, but how can it be abused when an attorney general will not investigate a complaint based on one’s race?  A cop has to be very careful not to step over the boundaries because the state can be sued and even he could be financially liable for any attorney’s fees.

People who look Hispanics will not be stopped when walking their dog.  If you rob a store, then yes, the cops will ask you for your ID if you’re caught.  Just like if you run a red light, a cop will ask you for your ID.

Hispanics seemed to be unfairly targeted with this bill, but that is because the reality is the majority of illegals are Mexicans.  If the U.S. borders China, and there were a bunch of illegal Asians (I’m an Asian by the way) making the state into the nation’s kidnapping capital, I wouldn’t care if I had to show my passport with every traffic violation if it meant the safety of my family and my future children.

Cracking the Palin “Health-gate”

The liberal heads are spinning right now because last Saturday as Sarah Palin was making her Canada connections to the Canadian audience in Calgary, she mentioned that when she was young and living in the remote town of Skagway (in the 1960s), her parents would sometimes rush her or her siblings across the border to Canada for emergency medical treatment as it was the nearest medical treatment facility.  The liberal left are slamming her saying, “See?  She used socialized medicine in the past and now she wants to deny people of the same care?!”

Truth is, Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, explained that when the family used Canada’s health care, they still had to pay out of their own pockets because they were not Canadian citizens.  It wasn’t like they were sneaking across the border to get free health care.  No, they had to pay.  But in America when illegals sneak across the border and fill up the emergency rooms, they don’t have to pay a single dime.

PDS on High

Joy Behar, the ever anti-Palin, once again shows off her Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS) by saying Sarah Palin’s poise and confidence on last night’s Jay Leno show was as a result of some narcissistic “delusion” that she has.  Behar compared that self-assurance carried by Palin to the time when Palin, herself, didn’t hesitate to consider a run for the presidency.  Barbara Walters seemed to agree with Behar’s assessment.

My jaw dropped to the floor.

First off, in the behind-the-scenes take after the Jay Leno interview, you’ll see the backstage interviewer asking Palin  about her stand-up routine.  Palin said that Leno made it very easy for her, so she had a great time.  If the lines are funny and good, of course you can deliver the lines with ease and confidence.  Joy Behar said she, herself, was a nervous wreck the first the time she did stand-up and it took her a long time to overcome that nervousness when delivering her jokes.  Note to Joy: Maybe that is because your jokes sucked?  Sarah Palin did not write those jokes, so she had nothing to lose.  If it wasn’t funny, they weren’t her jokes, they were Leno’s, and normally you’d only agree to deliver a pre-scripted monologue if it was funny.  Very simple.  This is not delusion.  It’s common sense.  Something a lot of liberals are lacking.

Also, why wouldn’t Palin be confident about running for vice-president in 2008 or for president later on?  She has been a public servant for so many years and she has accomplished so much in her 2.5 year term as governor than most governors do in 2 terms. She has more executive experience than then-Sen. Obama, Biden and McCain combined.  She knows how all levels of government work.  Obama was a “go with the flow” state senator who always voted with the party line.  He barely got his feet wet in the U.S. Senate, having voted “present” many times, yet he had the audacity to think he can run a country economically on its knees?

So, Joy, ever thought Obama may be the delusional one?

They Fought for Us, They Died for Us

This morning I listened as Mike Gallagher interviewed an Iraq War veteran, David Bellavia from Vets for Freedom.  His story brought a tear to my eye.  He spoke of how the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom has finally been accomplished, but no one seem to have cared one way or the other; however, it mattered to him and he wants us to remember the fallen soldiers and not take for granted our freedoms, especially our right to vote, a right he and his fellow warriors, both dead and alive, helped fought for the Iraqi people.  He witnessed a moment that forever changed his life at the polling place on Iraq’s very first Election Day in 2005 when gunfire broke out and he was there to protect the Iraqis.  He writes in remembrance of the moment:

A cry from behind causes me to turn. Lying in the road is a young Iraqi woman. I run over to help. She’s caught a round just below her temple. Her stunning beauty has been ruined forever.She cries, “Paper! Paper” over and over until the ambulance arrives to take her away. An old lady emerges from the schoolhouse-turned voting site, sheets of blue paper in hand. She gives one to the wounded girl, who clutches it to her like a prized possession even as the ambulance carries her away.

The ballot was her voice. All she wanted was a chance to exercise it, just once, before she died.

The old woman returns to the school house, but drops another ballot along the way. It drifts in a gentle breeze across the bloodstained asphalt. I stoop down and pick it up. It is all in Arabic, and I have no idea what each set of candidates advocate. That’s not my place, and it doesn’t really matter. I helped make this day happen. This ballot represents the reason why we’re here, why my friends had to die.

Carefully, I fold the ballot up and put it in my pocket. Even though I was 29 at the time , I’d only voted once.

I had taken something so precious for granted for far too long.

Now, in the safety of my own house, thousands of miles from danger and violence, this little blue paper, still with dark speckles of that woman’s blood, sits tucked away in this scrapbook.

That young woman wanted nothing else than the chance to explore her newfound freedom. She didn’t beg for help, or plead for her life. Voting would become her final act. In that moment, she matched our own sacrifices.

Bellavia’s heart aches for the blood that has been shed in the quest for people’s freedoms, but despite all the danger and loss lives, the mission mattered.  And soldiers cannot die in vain for their sacrifices if we didn’t finish the mission and support them.  We, as people, with freedom and rights, should never take for granted something as simple as the right to vote.  And we should always remember that long ago, people have fought and died for our voices to be heard.

Read Bellavia’s great op-ed here: Our Mission is Finally Accomplished… Anyone Care?